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impeachment is coming

Read the House's impeachment resolution proposing the terms for investigating Trump

House Democrats have laid out exactly how they expect to investigate President Trump.

The House on Tuesday introduced a resolution directing committees to continue their inquiries into Trump and determine whether to impeach him. It spells out the terms for continuing the investigation, and will face a House vote on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.

One of the most notable aspects of the resolution is that it empowers House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to call for public or private hearings with impeachment witnesses. He can also add up to 45 minutes of uninterrupted questioning to the hearings for both him and committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Meanwhile, the Judiciary Committee can set its own methods for investigating and cross-examining Trump and witnesses. Across committees, Republicans can suggest in writing if they'd like to see someone subpoenaed, but Democrats effectively have to approve the request.

The terms will have to be approved by a House vote, though at least a majority of the House has indicated its support for impeaching Trump. Republicans have meanwhile argued that impeaching Trump without this official resolution made the probe illegitimate, though some have also criticized the resolution as coming too late.

Find the whole resolution here.