Congress has left town for Thanksgiving recess but developments in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry about President Trump are expected to continue this week, both in court and on Capitol Hill.
A federal judge has said she will rule by the end of the day on whether former White House counsel Donald McGahn must testify before Congress. House investigators could release transcripts of two more witnesses deposed behind closed doors. And the House Intelligence Committee is pulling together a report on what was gleaned from public testimony to send to the Judiciary Committee ahead of the drafting of articles of impeachment.
Democrats are seeking to build a case that Trump leveraged military assistance and an Oval Office meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in exchange for investigations of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden and a debunked theory alleging Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
● White House review turns up emailsshowing extensive effortto justify Trump’s decision to block Ukraine military aid.
● House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff ( D-Calif.) SaysDemocrats will press forwarddespite lack of testimony from key impeachment witnesses.
● Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)denies allegationhe met with top Ukrainian prosecutor about Bidens.
November 25, 2019 at 8: 00 AM EST
Trump makes suspect claim about polling on impeachment
In atweet, Trump said Monday that support for his impeachment in “dropping like a rock” and claimed without evidence that support is “intoThe 20 ‘s in some Polls. ”
Most recent national polls have on impeachment have been relatively stable.
An average of three national polls that were conducted since the start of the first week of public impeachment hearings shows that 47 percent supported impeaching and removing Trump while 42 percent disapproved. That’s roughly similar to the average 47 percent – 46 percent split in the two weeks before public hearings began, and percent – 45 percent average in October overall.
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a question about the polls Trump is referencing.
In his tweet, Trump also urged Democrats to “get down to work” and approve trade legislation with Canada and Mexico, among other measures.
(ByJohn Wagner and Emily Guskin