Members of the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) will have 24 hours to view a draft report on the Democrat-led impeachment probe before a vote on Tuesday night, Politico reported late Nov. 30.
If the draft is approved on Dec. 3, which is expected if members vote according to party lines, it will proceed to the House Judiciary Committee. That committee is scheduled to hold its first impeachment hearing on Dec. 4.
The hearing, titled “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” will address the historical and constitutional basis of impeachment and the examine the intent and understanding the framers of the Constitution had when they used the term “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said earlier that he hoped Trump and his counsel will participate in the Judiciary Committee hearing (pdf).
“I have also written to President Trump to remind him that the Committees impeachment inquiry rules allow for the president to attend the hearing and for his counsel to question the witness panel,” Nadler wrote. “The Committee looks forward to your participation in the impeachment inquiry as the Committee fulfills its constitutional duties.”
Trump criticized the timing of the hearings that will coincide with his visit to London to attend a summit of NATO leaders.
The ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee is Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.).