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What comes next in the Trump impeachment inquiry?

The Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee had its last public hearing on Thursday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The following series of steps must now be taken for the inquiry to proceed to a full House impeachment vote. (Compiled by David Morgan and Richard Cowan; editing by Grant McCool)

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The Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee had its last public hearing on Thursday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The following series of steps must now be taken for the inquiry...more

The Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee had its last public hearing on Thursday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The following series of steps must now be taken for the inquiry to proceed to a full House impeachment vote. (Compiled by David Morgan and Richard Cowan; editing by Grant McCool) Andrew Harrer/Pool via REUTERS
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ISSUE A REPORT: 

The House resolution that authorized the public phase of the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 31 directed the House Intelligence Committee to issue a report laying out its findings and any recommendations. The report is to be prepared in consultation with the other two investigating committees: Foreign Affairs and Oversight.

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ISSUE A REPORT: The House resolution that authorized the public phase of the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 31 directed the House Intelligence Committee to issue a report laying out its findings and any recommendations. The report is to be prepared in...more

ISSUE A REPORT: The House resolution that authorized the public phase of the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 31 directed the House Intelligence Committee to issue a report laying out its findings and any recommendations. The report is to be prepared in consultation with the other two investigating committees: Foreign Affairs and Oversight. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS
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TO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: 

Once complete, Representative Adam Schiff, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, is then meant to transmit the report, along with relevant evidentiary material and member views, to the Judiciary Committee and to release it publicly.

Legislative sources had hoped the Intelligence Committee could complete its report and send it to the Judiciary Committee before the Nov. 28 Thanksgiving holiday, though it is unclear if they will succeed.

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TO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: Once complete, Representative Adam Schiff, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, is then meant to transmit the report, along with relevant evidentiary material and member views, to the Judiciary Committee and to release...more

TO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: Once complete, Representative Adam Schiff, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, is then meant to transmit the report, along with relevant evidentiary material and member views, to the Judiciary Committee and to release it publicly. Legislative sources had hoped the Intelligence Committee could complete its report and send it to the Judiciary Committee before the Nov. 28 Thanksgiving holiday, though it is unclear if they will succeed. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Pool
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MORE HEARINGS?

The House resolution has authorized the Judiciary Committee at this stage to conduct more proceedings if needed, including more hearings, that allow Trump and his counsel to participate. The ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins (R), can also subpoena witnesses, records and other material but only with the concurrence of the chairman, Democrat Jerrold Nadler (L). If the chairman and ranking member do not agree, the Republican can ask for a full committee vote.

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MORE HEARINGS? The House resolution has authorized the Judiciary Committee at this stage to conduct more proceedings if needed, including more hearings, that allow Trump and his counsel to participate. The ranking Republican on the Judiciary...more

MORE HEARINGS? The House resolution has authorized the Judiciary Committee at this stage to conduct more proceedings if needed, including more hearings, that allow Trump and his counsel to participate. The ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins (R), can also subpoena witnesses, records and other material but only with the concurrence of the chairman, Democrat Jerrold Nadler (L). If the chairman and ranking member do not agree, the Republican can ask for a full committee vote. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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TO IMPEACH, OR NOT TO IMPEACH?

The Judiciary Committee has to decide if there is enough evidence to impeach. If it concludes that impeachment is warranted, the panel would draft articles of impeachment against Trump for a full House vote.

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TO IMPEACH, OR NOT TO IMPEACH? The Judiciary Committee has to decide if there is enough evidence to impeach. If it concludes that impeachment is warranted, the panel would draft articles of impeachment against Trump for a full House...more

TO IMPEACH, OR NOT TO IMPEACH? The Judiciary Committee has to decide if there is enough evidence to impeach. If it concludes that impeachment is warranted, the panel would draft articles of impeachment against Trump for a full House vote. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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OVER TO THE SENATE: 

If the House votes to impeach, the process then moves to the Republican-controlled Senate. Its options are to vote to dismiss the charges against Trump or to hold a trial. At this point, it seems likely to hold a trial because Republicans appear not to have the votes to dismiss the charges.

"Most everybody agreed there's not 51 votes to dismiss," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, told reporters after he attended a White House meeting with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday.

Senate aides have said that some in the White House believe a full trial that acquitted Trump would be a better outcome than the charges being dismissed without the case first being presented to senators.

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OVER TO THE SENATE: If the House votes to impeach, the process then moves to the Republican-controlled Senate. Its options are to vote to dismiss the charges against Trump or to hold a trial. At this point, it seems likely to hold a trial because...more

OVER TO THE SENATE: If the House votes to impeach, the process then moves to the Republican-controlled Senate. Its options are to vote to dismiss the charges against Trump or to hold a trial. At this point, it seems likely to hold a trial because Republicans appear not to have the votes to dismiss the charges. "Most everybody agreed there's not 51 votes to dismiss," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, told reporters after he attended a White House meeting with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday. Senate aides have said that some in the White House believe a full trial that acquitted Trump would be a better outcome than the charges being dismissed without the case first being presented to senators. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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