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Pelosi may send impeachment to Senate tomorrow

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still has not told her colleagues who she plans to name as impeachment managers but she did suggest that that the House will vote tomorrow on a resolution to name the managers and transmit the articles to the Senate, two sources said.

Pelosi also praised the work of the committee chairs. She then talked about Russia hacking Burisma, and talked about Clinton impeachment procedure. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues just now that she will not announce impeachment managers during this morning’s caucus meeting, according to two sources familiar with her remarks.

House Democrats will have their weekly news conference after their closed-door caucus meeting this morning.

It's expected to begin around 10:15 a.m. ET. You can watch it live above and follow key moments here.

Chairman of House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff speaks during a press conference after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on December 18, 2019.
Chairman of House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff speaks during a press conference after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on December 18, 2019. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

CNN's Manu Raju asked House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff about reports of Russians hacking into the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which is at the heart of the impeachment drama surrounding President Donald Trump. 

“It certainly looks like they are at it again with an eye towards helping this president. We all have to denounce any further meddling in our elections. Americans should decide American elections,” Schiff said. 

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler speaks to the media after the Committee voted on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump on December 13, 2019.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler speaks to the media after the Committee voted on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump on December 13, 2019. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told CNN's Manu Raju “I would expect” to be named as an impeachment manager but said he hasn’t been told by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who she expects to name.

He wouldn’t say whether he expects new evidence to be presented in the trial briefs.

Nadler also declined to tell CNN's Lauren Fox how many impeachment managers Speaker Pelosi would select. 

He also told CNN reports of Russian hacking into Burisma shows that the Russians are trying to help Trump again.

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Win McNamee/Getty Images

A select group of lawmakers will serve as impeachment managers during a Senate trial, acting as prosecutors for House Democrats who will outline the case against President Donald Trump in the Ukraine scandal.

The opportunity to serve as an impeachment manager will offer a high-profile turn in the spotlight for whoever is chosen and the chance to elevate their standing in Congress and with liberal voters.

The performance of the House managers will play a key role in the Senate trial and could be a way for those who are chosen to secure their place in history as part of the impeachment proceedings.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have final say over who is named as an impeachment manager and there are no restrictions on the number of House impeachment managers the speaker can name to serve in the role. It's not yet known how many managers will be picked for the Senate trial.

During Clinton's impeachment trial, 13 House Republicans were chosen as impeachment managers — three are still serving in Congress today.

Those Republican lawmakers who served as managers and still hold seats in Congress are: Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who was a representative of the state's third congressional district at the time of the Clinton impeachment.

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