By Breitbart. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), during her weekly press conference Thursday, said she is not holding back the two articles of impeachment approved against Donald Trump last month “indefinitely.”
A reporter asked the Speaker,” Are you holding the articles indefinitely?”
“No. I’m not holding them indefinitely. I’ll send them over when I’m ready. That will probably be soon,” she replied.
By refusing to hand over the articles, approved on December 18, almost exclusively along party lines, with three Democrats voting against, Pelosi has halted the impeachment process.
Pelosi and the House leaders pursuing the impeachment inquiry, primarily House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chief inquisitor, repeatedly argued that the impeachment of Trump was a matter of vital national interest. (Read more from “Pelosi Says She’ll Send Over Impeachment Articles When She’s ‘Ready'” HERE)
McConnell Tells Republicans He Expects Impeachment Trial Next Week
By Politico. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday told Republican senators that he expects Speaker Nancy Pelosi to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate as soon as Friday, setting up an impeachment trial that begins early next week.
While senators and aides cautioned that McConnell does not have inside intelligence, the remarks serve as key scheduling advice for senators. Most Republicans are now gearing up for the relentless pace of the impeachment trial to start on Monday or Tuesday.
“At lunch, we all heard that. And he says: ‘That’s my best guess,’” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.). “Which means that we’d get started next week.”
Most senators immediately left the chamber after voting on Thursday afternoon, a signal that the trial will not start until after the weekend. McConnell also discussed the contours of the trial with President Donald Trump on Wednesday during a meeting at the White House that was first reported by CNN. (Read more from “McConnell Tells Republicans He Expects Impeachment Trial Next Week” HERE)