LIVE COVERAGE: Judiciary Committee begins deliberations on articles of impeachment

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WASHINGTON (WFLA) – The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday night to begin deliberations on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

We will be updating this story with the latest from Wednesday night’s hearing:

7:20 p.m. – Rep. Nadler and Rep. Collins have finished delivering their opening statements. Each member of the committee will now get five minutes to give a statement.

7 p.m. – Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has started the hearing. He will deliver his opening statement, followed by an opening statement from ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA).

6:45 p.m. – The House Judiciary Committee is set to begin its markup hearing soon on the articles of impeachment.

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The announcement came after weeks of public hearings in front of the House Intelligence Committee and Judiciary Committee. The two committees questioned key witnesses, law scholars and attorneys for each party.

Join J.B. Biunno and Keith Cate Wednesday for live coverage starting at 6:45 p.m. ET. They will be joined by Washington D.C. Correspondent Jessi Turnure, looking ahead at what to expect next from the impeachment inquiry.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin its markup of the articles at 7 p.m. ET and will likely vote in the coming days. The full House is expected to vote by Christmas. If the charges are approved, they will be sent to the Senate for a trial.

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