WASHINGTON (AP) The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled today behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White Houses declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing.
The Democratic majority on the House Intelligence Committee says the report, compiled after weeks of testimony, will speak for itself in laying out what Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called the evidence of wrongdoing and misconduct by the Republican president over his actions toward Ukraine. It was being made available for committee members to review ahead of a vote Tuesday to send it to the Judiciary Committee for Wednesdays landmark hearing.
Late Sunday, White House counsel Pat Cipollone denounced the baseless and highly partisan inquiry. In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., he also declined the invitation for the presidents counsel to appear before his panel Wednesday.