House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday afternoon that the House will be bringing an official resolution for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to the House floor for a vote this week.
The move, Pelosi said in a statement, will “affirms the ongoing, existing investigation” into the possibility of impeachment and “eliminate any doubt” as to whether the administration is legally required to cooperate.
From the statement:
This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry, including all requests for documents, subpoenas for records and testimony, and any other investigative steps previously taken or to be taken as part of this investigation.
This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel.
We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives.
House Democrats have come under increasing criticism from House Republicans and Trump supporters for launching an impeachment investigation without an official inquiry resolution being brought before the entire House for the vote.
The vote is reportedly set to take place Thursday.
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