close Video Some Republicans say public phase of impeachment process won’t be transparent Democrats move ahead with impeachment inquiry as White House maintains Trump did nothing wrong on Ukraine call; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted Friday that committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump will begin holding public hearings this month, as House Republicans continue to blast the entire process as a “sham” on the heels of a newly passed resolution setting the stage for proceedings to move out from behind closed doors. The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the measure largely along party lines, setting “ground rules” for the impeachment inquiry, including for public witness testimony. HOUSE APPROVES IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RULES AFTER FIERY FLOOR DEBATE “I would assume there would be public hearings in November,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told Bloomberg News reporters and editors Friday during a roundtable, adding that any argument made to impeach Trump “has to be ironclad.” Pelosi also told Bloomberg that closed-door depositions would continue, so long as they continue to be “productive.” “I don’t know what the timetable will be — the truth will set us free,” Pelosi said. “We have not made any decisions on if… Read full this story
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