House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the House Democrats on Monday outlining a plan to formalize the impeachment proceedings through a House vote on Thursday.
“This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel,” Pelosi’s letter reads.
Pelosi has previously said that the House would not vote on an impeachment inquiry.
“We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives. Nobody is above the law,” the letter says.
House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) plans to introduce the resolution on Tuesday to “ensure transparency and provide a clear path forward,” he said in a statement.
The official text of the resolution has not yet been released.