Impeachment inquiry vote: House Intelligence Committee adopts impeachment inquiry report

Update 7 p.m. EST Dec. 3: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted to adopt and issue the report titled "The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report."

The vote passed the committee by a 13-9 vote along party lines.

Original report: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted Tuesday to adopt a report on the impeachment inquiry, which makes the case for impeaching President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.

If the report, which became available to Intelligence Committee members late Monday, is adopted by the Democratic-majority committee, it will be sent to the House Judiciary Committee.

The Judiciary Committee, which will be responsible for drawing up articles of impeachment, will be holding a hearing Wednesday that will feature four law professors from various parts of the country who will speak about impeachment and the Constitution.

Democrats in the House launched the impeachment inquiry in September to investigate whether Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son, Hunter, and their connection to a Ukrainian energy company in exchange for an invitation to the White House and a military aid package.

On Monday, Republicans released their own report strongly defending Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Republicans in the 110-page report accuse Democrats of conducting "an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system."

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