A lot happened today on Capitol Hill as lawmakers move forward with their impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
In case you missed it, here's what you need to know about today:
- The House Intelligence Committee released its report on Ukraine: House Democrats said the evidence of Trump's misconduct and obstruction of Congress is "overwhelming." The report will form the backbone of the impeachment proceedings against the President and charges that Trump's conduct toward Ukraine compromised national security.
- The report was approved: The intelligence committee voted tonight along party lines to approve the report. The Democratic report now goes to the House Judiciary Committee, which will use it as a guide to consider articles of impeachment. The judiciary committee will hear testimony from four constitutional law experts at its first impeachment inquiry hearing tomorrow.
- What phone records show: Armed with never-before-seen phone records, Democrats accused Trump’s allies of coordinating with conservative journalist John Solomon to peddle “false narratives” about Trump’s opponents as part of his multi-pronged pressure campaign. The report said Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, was linked to the effort.
- No decision on impeachment: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN she has not made a decision yet on impeachment, saying she’s waiting to see the hearings in the House Judiciary Committee.
- Republicans criticized the report: Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, speaking at a news conference today, blasted the report and said Democrats "fundamentally failed to prove their case." Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee also sent a letter to Chair Jerry Nadler ahead of tomorrow’s hearing, criticizing the Democrats’ "obsession with impeaching the President and undoing the 2016 election."