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."
The uptick in endorsements for the president's removal among vulnerable Democrats is an indication there will likely be additional ones who follow suit, which would further dwindle the number of potential defectors who will break from party ranks to vote against impeachment.
The passage of the articles came a day later than originally planned after the Judiciary chairman unexpectedly and surprisingly adjourned after more than 14 hours of partisan debate, infuriating Republicans.
Four GOP congressmen proposed amendments, with one inserting the terms "Hunter Biden" and "Burisma" into the articles' text.
The Justice Department's inspector general is testifying about the FBI's counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign and potential links to Russia, which was a precursor to the Mueller investigation.
"I have lots of people lobbying me," said freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin. "But I'm going to do what I was trained to do as national security professional and as an intelligence officer, which is make my own decision based on what I think is right."
The government will shut down unless a new budget or temporary funding measure is passed and signed into law by the end of the day December 20.
"He stated that if anything he was 'favorably disposed' toward the Trump family before he began his research because he had visited a Trump family member at Trump Tower and 'been friendly' with [the family member] for some years," the report said of Christopher Steele.
The televised proceeding will likely be the last time lawmakers make their impeachment case to the public ahead of a likely panel vote later this week to advance articles of impeachment to the full House floor.
"We probably want to listen to [the White House's] point of view and work with them to some degree," Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), a Judiciary member, told Newsweek. "Whether they participate, I wouldn't think it's going to make a major difference."
The department's choice to withhold billions of dollars in appropriated funds has angered Democrats, who are considering whether Congress may need more "drastic moves" to force HUD to release the money.
"It doesn't affect us. It doesn't affect me," said one freshman Democrat who flipped a GOP district last year. "I've been talking to my constituents about this for some time, and they expect me to do what I think is right."
"The president has engaged in abuse of power undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections," the House Speaker said from the U.S. Capitol Thursday.
The first three of the four legal scholars who testified said President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses.
Republicans have signaled they're preparing to act as a thorn in the side of their Democratic counterparts, ready to engage in debates over committee procedures.
The two impeachment reports could not be farther apart in their conclusions about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
Some of Trump's biggest allies on Capitol Hill have made it clear that Wednesday's hearing will be filled with spectacle and arguments over procedure.
More witnesses will testify to Congress as a new group of lawmakers will take charge of the House impeachment inquiry.
"I think the American people need to understand that especially Obama judges are very partisan and their opinions are oftentimes, especially here in the district of D.C., are against the Trump administration for really partisan purposes," Whitaker told Fox & Friends.
A new report that shows the president was briefed on the anonymous whistleblower complaint by White House lawyers before he released U.S. military aid to Ukraine throws into question what the president knew and when he knew it.
Democrats made it clear they believe Trump has committed crimes far too grave to remain in office. They view censure as a "slap on the wrist."
The secretary of state, who highlighted his former position as CIA director, failed to quash the conspiracy theory promoted by the president and Republicans when reporters questioned him about it.