Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates

Discussions on the Sunday political talk shows turned to open hearings and other developments after the House last week voted to approve rules for the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE.

The 2020 presidential race was also a focus, with appearances by Democratic candidates Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegAdvocates see pilot program to address inequalities from highways as crucial first step Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE and Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run At 28 percent approval, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being Plan B to an aging Biden Adams wins New York City mayor's race MORE.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayChristie says he was unable to reach Trump on Jan. 6 Watchdog cites 13 Trump officials who violated Hatch Act before 2020 election Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act MORE sparred with Fox News’ Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBret Baier confirms his 'concerns' about Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary Rittenhouse says Biden defamed his character Surgeon general warns of uptick in COVID-19 cases as cold weather arrives MORE Sunday on whether the White House would cooperate with the House’s impeachment inquiry following a vote to formalize the process.
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Conway: 'I don't know' if military aid was withheld from Ukraine over request for Biden investigation
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
President Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, said Sunday that she doesn’t know if military aid was withheld from Ukraine because the White House wanted the nation to look into 2020 Democratic candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE.
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Engel promises public impeachment hearings 'very soon'
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelLawmakers pay tribute to Colin Powell NYC snafu the latest flub from a broken elections agency Cynthia Nixon backs primary challenger to Rep. Carolyn Maloney MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that there will be public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump “very very soon.”
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Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“Time is not constraining us, the truth and the facts are constraining us. We are going to move as soon as the facts and the truth dictate,” House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerMaryland Democrats target lone Republican in redistricting scheme GOP leader's marathon speech forces House Democrats to push vote Overnight Energy & Environment — Land agency move hurt diversity: watchdog MORE (D-Md.) said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
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Clyburn says House would move forward on impeachment vote without GOP support
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
A top House Democrat predicted on Sunday that the lower chamber would move forward with a vote on impeachment against President Trump without support from GOP lawmakers.
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Intelligence Democrat asks why the Trump administration is 'afraid' to let witnesses testify
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
"This administration is doing everything to make sure that witnesses don't get a chance to come and be heard. And why are they hiding it?" Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellIt's time for Congress to guarantee Medigap Health Insurance for vulnerable Americans with kidney disease It's time to make access to quality kidney care accessible and equitable for all Pressure builds on Democratic leadership over HBCU funding MORE (D-Ala.) asked on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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Himes: The GOP has 'fully given itself over to being a personality cult for Donald Trump'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDemocrats press Biden to step up fight against domestic hunger McCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel Pelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality MORE (D-Conn.), the No. 2 Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, defended the House’s party-line vote on formalizing procedures in its impeachment inquiry, saying the vote was the result of the GOP being a “personality cult for Donald Trump.”
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McCarthy argues Trump's removal would 'undo' 2016 election even if Pence became president
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips With extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Greene: McCarthy 'doesn't have the full support to be Speaker' MORE (R-Calif.) blasted the House’s impeachment inquiry process Sunday, arguing that removing President Trump would represent an undoing of the 2016 presidential election, even as CBS’s Margaret Brennan reminded him that Vice President Pence would in that case become president.
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Scalise doesn't directly say whether it's OK for Trump to ask Ukraine to investigate political opponents
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous House GOP seek to block Biden from reopening Palestinian mission in Jerusalem Hillicon Valley — Biden signs telecom security bill MORE (R-La.) did not directly answer questions on Sunday about whether it was acceptable for President Trump to ask Ukraine to look into his political opponents.
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Scalise: There were no 'high crimes and misdemeanors'
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Trump did not commit any "high crimes and misdemeanors.”
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House Republican: 'There is very little likelihood that the president will be removed'
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
Rep. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeHouse passes giant social policy and climate measure Congress needs to act on the social determinants of health Why Congress must investigate crimes and abuses at Indian boarding schools MORE (R-Okla.) criticized the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday, saying there is "very little likelihood that the president will be removed."
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49 percent support Trump impeachment, removal: poll
By KYLE BALLUCK 
 
Roughly half of the respondents in a new poll – 49 percent – support President Trump’s impeachment and removal from the Oval Office.
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Yang: 'There's a chance' impeachment could hurt Democratic nominee
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“The downsides of that, the entire country get engrossed in this impeachment process,” presidential candidate Andrew Yang  said. “And then, we’re gonna look up and be facing Donald Trump in the general election and we will not have made a real case to the American people.”
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Biden leads among 2020 Democrats, beats Trump by 12 points in matchup, poll finds
By JESSICA CAMPISI 
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the top choice among 2020 Democratic primary voters and holds a double-digit lead over President Trump in a head-to-head matchup, a recent Fox News poll finds.
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Warren, Buttigieg make gains in new national poll
By KYLE BALLUCK
 
Frontrunner Joe Biden’s support held steady in a new poll of the 2020 Democratic presidential race that saw Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Biden eyes new path for Fed despite Powell pick Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Storms a growing danger for East Coast MORE (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg make gains.
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Buttigieg knocks Warren on 'my way or the highway' health care plan
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Sunday criticized a health care plan by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a fellow 2020 White House hopeful, as a “my way or the highway idea.”
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Trump economic advisor says he's 'cautiously optimistic' about trade deal with China
By TAL AXELROD
 
Stephen MooreStephen MooreWhy the Senate should kill the Build Back Better bill Christmas could come early for Joe Biden Republicans have moral and financial reasons to oppose raising the debt ceiling MORE, an economic adviser to President Trump, said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the U.S. and China will sign the first phase of a trade deal.
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