Pelosi to announce ‘formal impeachment inquiry’ of Trump: report
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce a “formal impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump “this afternoon,” according to NBC and MSNBC news analyst Howard Fineman.
Fineman cites a very “solid” House leadership source, and adds that the Speaker will also “imply that she herself favors impeachment:
Very solid #Dem House leadership source just confirmed to me that @SpeakerPelosi will announce a formal impeachment… https://t.co/zVqBOgzRBj— howardfineman (@howardfineman)1569343917.0
“Later today,” Speaker Pelosi hours ago told NBC News, “I will make an announcement after I meet with my chairmen, my leadership and my caucus.”
That meeting is slated for 4 PM.
Fineman’s reporting echoes that of journalist David Shuster, who reports that Pelosi “will green light a ‘narrow’ impeachment inquiry” to obtain a vote on impeachment “in weeks not months.”
More: House democrats expect @speakerPelosi will green light a "narrow" impeachment inquiry + special committee he… https://t.co/PKiYaw0qym— David Shuster (@David Shuster)1569343075.0
Currently 163 House Democrats support impeaching President Trump.