The impeachment inquiry: House Judiciary Committee passes two articles against President Donald Trump

A look into the process leading up to the accusations made against President Trump

Swara Tewari and Emily Xia

In September, an anonymous whistleblower complaint “engulfed the White House in controversy,” resulting in the House Judiciary Committee voting to impeach President Trump.

Impeachment is the process in which Congress and the Supreme Court press charges against government officials (including but not limited to the president). These charges do not correspond to a direct removal from office, but rather an accusation of an offense, similar to that of a criminal trial. 

On Friday, Dec. 13, the House Judiciary Committee officially passed two articles of impeachment against Trump for #1 and #2. Refer to the timeline below to gain a brief understanding of the process and testimonies made at the hearings. 

All information from Business Insider