On December 12 – 13, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee completed its “mark-up” of H. Res. 755, a resolution which contains two articles calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump. Specifically, H. Res. 755 calls for the impeachment of President Trump citing an abuse of power and the obstruction of a congressional investigation.
The resolution states that “President Trump abused the powers of the Presidency by ignoring and injuring national security and other vital national interests to obtain an improper personal political benefit. He has also betrayed the Nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections.” The resolution then goes on to cite numerous examples of the President directing the White House and other Executive Agencies and offices to “defy a lawful subpoena” for records relating to the investigation and for directing “current and former Executive Branch officials not to cooperate with the committees…”