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Impeachment Inquiry 2019 and Trial

Impeachment Chronology and Core Documents


1/22/2020 Senate floor proceeding live 1:00 pm EST Video streaming
1/22/2020 Senate approved impeachment trial procedures   
1/21/2020 11 Democratic amendments rejected by the Senate  
1/21/2020 Senate floor proceedings establishing the rules of the trial (1/21)

Proceedings video recording (14h 25m)

1/21/2020 House managers final written brief  Document PDF
1/20/2020  DRAFT. McConnell trial procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Trump Draft procedures PDF
1/20/2020 Trial Memorandum of President Trump Memorandum PDF
1/18/2020 House impeachment managers response to the summons sent by the Senate last week Document PDF
1/18/2020 White House response to the Senate impeachment trial summons Document PDF
1/17/2020 House Intelligence Committee releases new Lev Parnas documents Documents PDF
1/16/2020 U.S. Government Accountability Office report on the legality of the Office of Management and Budget withholding of Ukraine security assistance Report PDF
1/15/2020 Seven impeachment managers named for Trump's upcoming impeachment trials: Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, Zoe Lofgren, Val Demings, Jason Crow, and Sylvia Garcia  Pelosi impeachment managers announcement video recording
1/14/2020 Four Congress committee chairs statement on the the transmission of additional evidence as part of impeachment inquiry Statement PDF

House Intelligence Committee released new document related to the impeachment of President Trump turned over by Giuliani former associate Lev Parnas

Documents PDF
1/10/2020 The Judiciary Committee will send articles of impeachment against President Trump to the senate next week Pelosi press release text
1/6/2020 Bolton conditional offer to testify in Trump impeachment trial Statement text
12/23/2019 Judiciary Committee tells U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that House could impeach Trump for more crimes. Oral argument scheduled for January 3, 2020 Filing text
12/20/2019 A batch of emails released by the Justice Department to the Center for Public Integrity under the Freedom of Information Act showing communications between the White House and the Pentagon regarding U.S. military aid to Ukraine

Document PDF

12/18/2019 The House impeaches President Trump for abuse of power (230-197) and obstruction of Congress (229-198) 

Vote on Article I

Vote on Article II

12/18/2019 U.S. House debates articles of impeachment  C-SPAN video recording 
12/17/2019 House Committee on Rules considering rules of impeachment debate

Rules for 12/18 House debate (H. Res. 767) text  PDF
House video recording 

12/17/2019 Letter from President Trump to the Speaker of th House of Representatives  Letter text

House Judiciary Committee report on the evidentiary and legal basis for charging President Trump with two articles of impeachment for committing 'high Crimes and Misdemeanors' to accompany H. Res. 755 

Report PDF
Key Report excerpts selected by the Committee text

12/13/2019 The House Judiciary Committee approves two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power (23-17) and obstruction of Congress (23-17).  Committee vote video recording 
12/13/2019 House Judiciary Committee markups hearing: H. Res. 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump. Day 3  
12/12/2019 House Judiciary Committee markups hearing: H. Res. 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump. Day 2 House video recording 
12/11/2019 House Judiciary Committee markups hearing: H. Res. 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump. Day 1 House video recording 

116th Congress 1st Session H. Res. 755

Resolution: Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors 

Resolution PDF

12/9/2019 Presentations from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee

House video recording 

Presenter list

12/7/2019 Committee on the Judiciary staff report: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment  Report PDF
12/5/2019 Pelosi remarks announcing House moving forward with articles of impeachment and weekly press conference  Remarks text
Press conference transcript text
12/4/2019 Professor Jonathan Turley written statement Statement PDF
12/4/2019 Professor Pamela S. Karlan written statement Statement PDF
12/4/2019 Professor Michael Gerhardt written statement  Statement PDF
12/4/2019 Professor Noah Feldman written statement   Statement PDF
12/4/2019 Hearing on constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment C-SPAN video recording 
12/3/2019 House Intelligence Committee releases draft report as part of the impeachment inquiry 

Draft report PDF

Draft report text

12/2/2019 Report of Evidence in the Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry in the House of Representatives. Prepared by republican staff for Davin Nunes, Jim Jordan and Michael T. McCaul    Report PDF
12/1/2019 Trump's lawyers will not participate in impeachment hearing on Wednesday  
11/26/2019 Transcripts from the joint depositions of Mark Sandy, Deputy Associate Director for National Security Programs and the office of Management and Budget, and Philip Reeker, Acting assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

Sandy transcript PDF

Reeker transcript PDF

11/26/2019 Judiciary Committee letter to Trump notifying him about next week hearing on "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment" Letter PDF
11/26/2019 Judiciary Committee schedules impeachment hearing for December 4 Judiciary Committee press release text
11/25/2019 U.S District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled that former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a a house Subpoena. The ruling raises the possibility that McGahn could be compelled to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry

Ruling PDF

McGahn Committee on the Judiciary subpoena PDF

11/24/2019 Lawmakers are writing a report that could lead to articles of impeachment  
11/21/2019 Public testimony of Fiona Hill, former NSC senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs, and David Holmes, Political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Kiev House video recording 
Transcript PDF
11/20/2019 Public testimony of Laura Cooper, a Defense Department official, and David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs

House video recording
Transcript PDF

11/20/2019 Public testimony of Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union

House video recording
Transcript PDF

11/19/2019 Public testimony of Kurt Volker, former US special representative to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, former NSC staffer  House video recording
Transcript PDF
11/19/2019 Schiff opening statement for Vindman and Williams open hearing  Text link
11/19/2019 Public testimony of Alexander Vendman, Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, Pence's special advisor on Europe and Russia House video recording
Transcript PDF
11/18/2019 David Holmes testimony released Transcript PDF
11/18/2019 David Hale testimony released Transcript PDF
11/16/2019 Timothy Morrison testimony released Transcript PDF
11/16/2019 Jennifer Williams testimony released Transcript PDF
11/15/2019 Opening statement of Marie Yovanovitch to the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence  Transcript PDF
11/15/2019 Marie Yovanovitch public hearing House video recording 
Transcript PDF
11/13/2019 Opening statement of George Kent before the the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence  Transcript PDF
11/13/2019 Opening statement of William Taylor before the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence 

Transcript PDF

11/13/2019 Chairman Schiff opening statement for first open hearing Text link
11/13/2019 William Taylor and George Kent public hearing

House video recording 
Transcript PDF

11/11/2019 Christopher Anderson testimony is released Transcript PDF
11/11/2019 Catherine Croft testimony is released Transcript PDF
11/11/2019 Testimony transcript of Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Defense, is released Transcript PDF
11/10/2019 Republican House members released the list of witnesses for the impeachment inquiry List PDF
11/8/2019 Alexander Vindman testimony is released  Transcript PDF
11/8/2019 Fiona Hill testimony is released Transcript PDF
11/7/2019 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testimony is released Transcript PDF
11/6/2019 Ambassador Bill Taylor testimony is released Transcript PDF
11/5/2019 The testimony of Ambassador Sonland, including an addendum he filed on November 4, 2019 is released Transcript PDF
11/5/2015 P. Michael McKinley testimony  Transcript PDF
11/4/2019 House committees request deposition with White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in House impeachment inquiry  Request letter PDF
11/4/2019 Testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S ambssador to Ukraine, closed-door testimony is released Transcript PDF
11/4/2019 Testimony of Michael McKinley, former senior State Department advisor, close-door testimony is released  Transcript PDF
10/31/2019 House passes resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry procedures of the president 232-196 Procedures PDF
10/29/2019 House will vote on Thursday (10/31/2019) to formalize the procedures in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Trump  
10/29/2019 Alexander S. Vindman, Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, testified before the House committee leading the impeachment inquiry   
10/28/2019 Charles M. Kupperman, the former deputy national advisor, notified lawmakers that he will not appear to testify, despite a subpoena, citing orders from the president     Kupperman subpoena PDF (issued 10/26)


House impeachment investigators met on Saturday with Philip T. Reeker, acting assistant secretary in charge of European and Eurasian Affairs and questioned him about his knowledge of what other witnesses have described as a shadow foreign policy 



Federal District Court in Washington ruled that the House Judiciary Committee is legally engaged in an impeachment inquiry and was entitled to view secret grand jury evidence gathered by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Ruling PDF


House Democratic impeachment investigators have issued subpoenas to three Trump administration officials: acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought, OMB's Associate Director of National Security Programs Michael Duffey and State Department Counselor Ulrich Brechbuhl

Duffey subpoena PDF

Vought subpoena PDF

Brechbuhl subpoena PDF




Laura K. Cooper, a deputy assistant deputy of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia was unable to testify. 



William Taylor Jr, the top American diplomat in Ukraine

Taylor subpoena PDF

Taylor opening statement PDF


White House Press Briefing with Mick Mulvaney



Gordon D. Sondland, A U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified to the house investigators.

Sondland subpoena PDF


Pence will not hand over any documents related to the Trump-Zelenskiy call

Text of Pence counsel letter declining to hand over documents


Giuliani refuses to comply with House subpoena 



Fiona Hill, former top Russia advisor, testified to the house under subpoena



Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees

Yovanovitch prepared statement PDF


Furman and Parnas, Giuliani’s associates, arrested on campaign finance charges 



Subpoenas issued for Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Igor Fruman and Le Parnas (the two businessmen worked with Giuliani Ukraine dealings 

Giuliani subpoena PDF

Furman’s subpoena PDF

Parnas subpoena PDF


White house refuses to comply the impeachment inquiry

White house letter to Pelosi and Schiff PDF


House Subpoena head of the Office of Management and Budget and the acting defense secretary 

Secretary of Defense subpoena PDF

OMB subpoena PDF



U.S. diplomats text messages attempting to persuade Ukraine president to investigate the Bidens are released by House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 

Document including text messages PDF


The president calls on China to investigate the Biden and son business dealings



House subpoena Giuliani 

Giuliani subpoena PDF


The White House released call summary of Trump-Zelensky call

Call summary PDF


House Launched and Impeachment Inquiry



Intelligence Inspector General refused to discuss the substance of the whistleblower complaint




Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoena for Whistleblower Complaint to Joseph McGuire

Subpoena PDF



House Intelligence Committee notified of the whistleblower complaint



Whistleblower complaint filed with intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson

Released 9/30/2019 PDF


US/Ukraine presidents phone call, a call that later triggered impeachment inquiry of the president

Call summary released 9/25/2019 PDF