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Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that representatives would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the podium to defend the President and the Republican party as a whole.

It could've gone better.

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One day after the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference announcing that the House would begin drafting articles of impeachment, with a possible floor vote as soon as Christmas.

The press conference signaled the beginning of the end of the impeachment inquiry in the House.

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President Donald J. Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

There's always a tweet has become a recurrent theme of the presidency of Donald Trump. As summarized by the subReddit that tracks the phenomenon:

"35,000+ Tweets—No Self Awareness."

It usually takes months or even years for Trump's Twitter feed to contradict or call the President out for his own words or deeds. But Friday, President Trump completely reversed a dubious claim he made less than 24 hours earlier.

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend a meeting on religious freedom at United Nations headquarters on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to affirm the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. After weeks of gathering information from witnesses through closed door hearings, the committees overseeing impeachment are expected to hold public hearings in the near future.

The impeachment proceedings against Trump have escalated quickly, with new information emerging practically every day. Some may have forgotten that this all started with an anonymous whistleblower complaint fearing that a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky may have created vulnerabilities in national security.

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The United States Constitution dictates:

"The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." ~ Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

The permission of the President, the Senate or the minority party in the House is not required to proceed with impeachment despite GOP and White House claims to the contrary.

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Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) passed away last week at the age of 68.

As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings was known throughout his decades-long career as a man of immense moral integrity and levelheaded counsel.

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Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN) shakes hands with younger brother Vice President Mike Pence in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being conducted through hearings by three committees of the House of Representatives:

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • House Intelligence Committee
  • House Oversight Committee

For some hearings, only committee members—appointed by their party—may attend due to the nature of the information or people testifying. Which has not stopped some Republicans from trying to strong arm their way in.

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