The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Monday morning to receive presentations of evidence from investigators as it moves forward with crafting articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE.
"The facts are uncontested: the president abused his power for his own personal, political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival," Pelosi said in her statement earlier Thursday.
The White House declined to participate in this week's hearing, but did not rule out taking part in future ones.
At Wednesday's hearing with the constitutional experts, Democrats gave the clearest sign yet that they are eyeing three possible articles of impeachment: abuse of power and bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice.
Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThousands march on Washington in voting rights push Rental aid emerges as new housing fight after eviction ban Rep. Al Green, Texas state lawmaker arrested outside Capitol during voting rights protest MORE (D-Texas) on Wednesday also called for including Trump's actions and rhetoric that have inflamed racial tensions — such as his equivocal response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 or urging four progressive freshman congresswomen to "go back" to the countries from which their families immigrated — as an abuse of power charge.
Other Democrats, especially those in swing districts, are keen to keep the articles of impeachment focused on Trump's dealings with Ukraine to avoid complicating their message.