House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, arrives for a hearing, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, July 24, 2019.
FILE - House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, arrives for a hearing, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, July 24, 2019.

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to vote to determine the parameters for conducting an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Politico first reported the development, saying its report was based on "multiple sources briefed on the discussions."

The committee is expected to vote on the details next week.

A draft of the resolution is expected to be released Monday morning, according to Politico.

The article said Democrats are "hopeful that explicitly defining their impeachment inquiry will heighten their leverage to compel testimony from witnesses."

It is doubtful, however, that the probe will lead to any charges against the president.

Articles of impeachment would have to be voted on by the full House and it is doubtful that the Republican Senate would vote to remove the president from office.  

Various legislative committees are looking into a number of matters concerning the president, including his failure to release his tax returns, his payment of hush money to stop embarrassing stories becoming public, and the spending of taxpayer money at the president's hotels and properties.

 

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