The exact details about how House Democrats will proceed with their impeachment inquiry are still unclear, but we have a general sense of how it will work.
Democrats hope to wrap the inquiry up by years’ end, and the goal is to potentially impeach by Thanksgiving.
Here's what we know about the next steps:
- Getting information: The House Intelligence Committee will send letters out for documents to glean more information about the handling of the whistleblower complaint and the President’s communications — and may issue subpoenas to get information, including potentially to the State Department to get info about Rudy Giuliani’s communications with Ukraine.
- The articles of impeachment: Once they’ve exhausted their options — either by getting information or if the White House stonewalls — Democrats may move forward with articles of impeachment, potentially over obstruction of justice, obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. But the exact details and the exact calendar have yet to be sorted out.
- The vote: At that point, the House Judiciary Committee would vote on the articles of impeachment and send it to the full House.