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The US House of Representatives will take its first formal vote Thursday on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Democratic leaders, who have resisted a floor vote on the impeachment inquiry for weeks, made the announcement Monday that the vote will lay out the rules for conducting the impeachment investigation in public.
“This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the president and his counsel,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in her letter to colleagues this week.
The rules will also allow staff aides of the House Intelligence Committee to question witnesses directly during public hearings, The New York Times reports.