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Impeachment Update 10/28 - The train is moving

1 big thing: The impeachment train is nearing the station
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House Democrats took a key step today toward a 2019 impeachment of President Trump, while Senate Republicans are increasingly showing their hand on how they’ll handle the media ahead of a trial in 2020.
The big picture: This signals an urgency to wrap up impeachment by the end of this year, Axios' Jonathan Swan tells me. The more it bleeds into 2020 voting, the tougher the sell for Democrats, Republican officials say.
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Just today:
  • Democrats will vote this week to formalize impeachment proceedings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. As Politico's Jake Sherman noted, this is basically a proxy vote for a formal impeachment authorization.
  • Democrats will skip going to court in order to get Trump witnesses to testify, and just assume their guilt instead, House Intel Chair Adam Schiff said.
Between the lines: Axios' Margaret Talev emails that she thinks it means Democrats have gotten enough from closed-door sessions to make the case.
  • It’s also probably a recognition that the White House is going to stonewall all the top-level witnesses anyway.
On the other side of Capitol Hill, GOP senators are increasingly abstaining from comment with the "I'm a juror" defense, notes the WashPost's Robert Costa and Philip Rucker.
  • Tim Scott of South Carolina: “I don’t need a strategy for impeachment because I may be a juror someday."
  • James Risch of Idaho: “I’m a juror and I’m comfortable not speaking."
  • Lamar Alexander of Tennessee: “I’d be a juror, so I have no comment."


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