Washington, D.C. – House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump this morning. They include one charge of abuse of power, and one charge of obstruction of Congress. Stay tuned to KXL for more information.
Read more from CBS NEWS:
Washington — House Democrats are moving forward with two articles of impeachment against President Trump, deploying the most powerful tool Congress has under the Constitution for just the fourth time in U.S. history.
The articles include charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, multiple Democrats familiar with the proceedings tell CBS News.
House Democratic committee chairmen, joined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are scheduled to announce the “next steps” in the impeachment inquiry at the Capitol at 9 a.m.
The news comes after the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Monday where the counsels from the House Intelligence Committee presented its findings in its impeachment investigation.
Democrats allege Mr. Trump abused his power by seeking to leverage a White House meeting and nearly $400 million in security assistance for Ukraine to force the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2016 election.
They have also criticized the Trump administration for blocking all subpoenas and documents related to the inquiry across the executive branch, arguing the president is seeking to stonewall legitimate congressional oversight. — Rebecca Kaplan and Ed O’Keefe
8:05 a.m.: As House Democrats prepare to reveal two articles of impeachment against Mr. Trump, he again defended himself from their allegations of wrongdoing and called their efforts “political madness.”
“To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country’s history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever, and most importantly, who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness! #2020Election,” Mr. Trump tweeted.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham joined the president in knocking House Democrats for pursuing impeachment, warning their efforts will only bring Republicans together ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
“Hardworking Americans know this sham is simply the dems weaponizing impeachment to try & undermine @realDonaldTrump, who has done nothing but fulfill the promises he ran on & fight for our country. Their behavior is shameful, but this will only serve to further unify our party,” she tweeted. — Melissa Quinn