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Nancy Pelosi will reportedly publicly back an impeachment inquiry today

It's (reportedly) happening.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will announce an impeachment inquiry into President Trump during a 5 p.m. press conference Tuesday, a number of Democratic officials tell The Washington Post. It comes after Trump admitted to asking Ukraine's government to investigate Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, prompting a wave of House Democrats to voice their support for impeachment.

Speculation that Pelosi, a long holdout when it comes to impeachment, would announce the inquiry has only been growing since even freshman Democrats in tentatively held seats flipped to impeachment's side. And now, after reportedly meeting with Democratic aides and lawmakers, she has reportedly changed her mind.

Pelosi remained mum in an interview at The Atlantic's festival on Tuesday, though she did offer reactions to Trump's announcement that he would release the transcript of his call with Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelensky. "We have many other, shall we say, candidates for impeachable offense in terms of the Constitution ... but this one is the most understandable by the public," she said, before relaying a cryptic hint of what she had in store for that evening. Watch her teaser below. Kathryn Krawczyk