Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer signaled that Democrats are ready to proceed with a looming impeachment trial and force Republicans at a later date to consider subpoenaing witnesses.
It seems unlikely the measure will receive a vote because Republicans are confident they'll stave off Democrats' demands to subpoena witnesses.
The legislation, which is privileged and means the GOP-led Senate will be forced to vote on the matter, comes amid extremely intensified tensions with Iran in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed one of Iran's top military generals, Qasem Soleimani.
The former national security adviser is believed to have firsthand knowledge of the president's Ukraine dealings and his decision to withhold $400 million in military aid from the U.S. ally.
"So, for now, we're content to continue the ordinary business of the Senate while House Democrats continue to flounder," the Senate majority leader said.
Republicans applauded Trump for his swift response after the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, but Democrats were furious and worry the U.S. could be dragged into another Middle East war.
The cohort of lawmakers representing 38 states consists of 166 House Republicans, 39 Senate Republicans and two House Democrats who filed an amicus brief Thursday arguing the right to an abortion is "unworkable."
Trump, despite his impeachment—or perhaps because of it—wrapped 2019 with his strongest fundraising quarter and with $102.7 million cash on hand.
The Massachusetts senator accused Republicans in Congress of forgoing their morality to defend the president amid impeachment.
Despite qualifying for the first six debates, the 2020 Democratic candidate has yet to meet the requirements for the seventh that will take place on January 14 in Iowa.
America's continued involvement in Iraq is in the spotlight, presenting opportunities for his Democratic contenders to seize on his past support for intervention and revisit old talking points.
Washington saw a constant stream of unprecedented events in 2019, from a scandal that will forever be a stain on the president's legacy to a record number of Democrats vying to unseat him.
The Yale College Democrats have unveiled a site of their own, chock-full of rebuttals to "equip our fellow 'snowflakes' to respond intelligently and accurately" when discussing politics with Trump-supporting friends and family.
"Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands of innocent civilians in Idlib Province. Don't do it!" the president wrote on Twitter.
Dubbed snowflakevictory.com, the site touches on everything from the economy and immigration to health care and impeachment.
The president tried to distance his 2016 campaign from the GOP operative, who served a short stint as an adviser, by making false claims about the timeline regarding Stone's involvement.
The suggestion of more articles could bolster accusations by the GOP that Democrats are fueled by a political vendetta to oust Trump and will never cease trying to uncover impeachable conduct.
The standoff between Washington's top leaders will likely continue through the Christmas recess until lawmakers return in the new year.
Democrats across Capitol Hill are comfortable—and confident—the House speaker's political strategy is the correct one.
Seated next to the freshman lawmaker in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters he had a "very big announcement... Jeff will be joining the Republican Party," the president said.
"If this administration is going to behave in unprecedented ways to hold up legitimate processes, we're going to have to figure out ways to influence that," said Democratic Congressman David Price. "It's just as simple as that."
Work is left to be done by both chambers before a Senate trial can commence, with several points of business unclear as to how—and when—the required to-do list will be completed.
The defectors weren't enough to stop the House from impeaching the president, as Democrats corralled support from all corners of their caucus, including vulnerable members from Trump districts.
The Senate majority leader can afford to have only two of his members side with the Democrats if the minority leader forces a chamber vote on whether to allow witnesses during the trial.
Mirrors will be given to the offices of all 100 senators, in addition to certain Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, the organization told Newsweek.
The vote is happening the day after nationwide pro-impeachment rallies took place Tuesday evening. Americans remain deeply divided over whether Trump should be removed from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
While the vulnerable freshman Democrat is expected to cross the aisle—literally—to become a Republican, his voting record in Congress suggests he is anything but a member of the Grand Old Party.
The number continued to dwindle Tuesday after several more Democrats who flipped Trump districts and are most at risk of losing re-election announced their intent to vote yes on articles of impeachment.
Sherrill won a Trump district in 2018, making her the latest vulnerable House Democrat to announce support for impeachment articles against the president.
"There is no reason on God's green Earth why they shouldn't be called and testified—unless you're afraid what they might say," the Senate minority leader said. "A trial is a place for witnesses."