Trump impeachment: House Democrats to announce articles of impeachment Tuesday

Christal Hayes, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – House Democrats will announce articles of impeachment on Tuesday, outlining the case against President Donald Trump in a historic move that has only been taken a few times throughout our nation's history. 

Democrats plan to announce the articles in a morning news conference, a senior Democratic aide told USA TODAY, who would not detail what the specific articles contain, only that there are "less than five" articles in total. 

The articles are expected to revolve around Trump requesting Ukraine to investigate matters that would help him politically, including the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 rival.

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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on school choice in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Washington.

Through weeks of investigating, Democrats have outlined a scheme in which Trump withheld both nearly $400 million in congressionally-approved military aid and a key White House meeting from Ukraine if the country did not move on the investigations. 

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The announcement follows an all-day hearing in which the House Judiciary Committee heard from lawyers for the Intelligence Committee — Daniel Goldman for the Democrats and Stephen Castor for the Republicans — where the pair of attorneys presented reports on findings in the Ukraine matter and fielded questions from lawmakers. 

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