On Friday at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will vote on H.R. 755, articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. A video of the proceedings is available here and below.
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The Office of Management and Budget has released a memo defending the legality of its decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine–about which questions have been raised in connection with the impeachment inquiry. The memo is available here and below.
The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing starting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12 to mark up H. Res. 755, the draft articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The hearing can be viewed below.
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled that President Donald Trump's border wall emergency proclamation, which gave the adminstration the ability to use funding for other activities to pay for construction of the border wall, was unlawful. The ruling also permanently enjoined the heads of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Interior and the Treasury Department from using emergency construction funds for the wall other than those appropriated by Congress in the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about his recent report reviewing four FISA applications and other matters related to the FBI's investigation into whether members of the Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. A livestream of that hearing is available through CBS News here and below.
Members of the House and Senate conference committee on the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) have agreed on a final version of the bill. The summary and bill are available below.
Summary of NDAA for FY2020
On Dec. 10, Lisa Page filed a complaint against the Department of Justice and the FBI for alleged violations of the Privacy Act related to the disclosure of information about her to the media. The document is available here and below.
On Dec. 10, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D.-N.Y.) submitted a resolution of impeachment against President Donald Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. The first article was abuse of power, and the second was obstruction of Congress. The document is available here and below.
Attorney General Bill Barr, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham, FBI Director Christopher Wray and President Donald Trump have each released statements about the release of the Justice Department's inspector general's report into the Russia investigation. Those statements are available below.
On Monday, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General released a report on its review of the four FISA applications and other aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, which explored any possible coordination or connection between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. The document is available here and below.