The U.S. House of Representatives votes 232 to 196 to approve a resolution formalizing the procedures of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump fires National Security Council advisor Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and E.U. ambassador Gordon Sondland, who both testified as witnesses at the impeachment inquiry against him. Vindman's twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, an Army JAG officer also part of the National Security Council staff, is also fired.
The House Judiciary Committee votes along party lines to pass two articles for impeachment against President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives is expected to hold two votes, one for each charge, on Wednesday, December 18.
During her testimony before U.S. House investigators last month in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Fiona Hill, Trump's former top adviser on Russia and Europe, said that she received death threats and "hateful calls" and was the subject of false "conspiracy theories" as part of a targeted harassment campaign she claims was implemented after she agreed to cooperate with the inquiry, according to a deposition transcript.
U.S. House Republicans are reportedly having "active and serious" discussions about assigning Ohio Representative Jim Jordan to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence so that the Republican Party can more effectively challenge the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses House Democrats of attempting to "intimidate" and "bully" five State Department officials whom key congressional committees have asked to interview as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The House Democrats in turn issue a warning to Pompeo to stop "intimidating" witnesses, telling Pompeo that it "is illegal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry" into President Trump.