After a grueling 14-hour meeting, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee suddenly announced that the panel would not vote as planned late Thursday night on two articles of impeachment, infuriating Republicans.
Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said shortly after 11 p.m. that the committee would instead vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Friday at 10:00 a.m.
The move caught Republicans on the committee off guard. They alleged Democrats abruptly changed the schedule only to get more media attention during the day on Friday.
If the articles pass the committee, the full House is expected to hold a floor vote on the impeachment articles, mostly likely on Wednesday, before lawmakers leave for their holiday break.
Clint Eastwood's docudrama "Richard Jewell,” about the 1996 Olympics bombing, has generated controversy for depicting Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs as sleeping with an FBI agent to get tips — something her family and colleagues adamantly deny.
"It's not just a tired cliché. It's an offensive cliché," said Chris Roush, a business reporter at the newspaper at the same time as Scruggs. "I've never known a female journalist that I've worked with to have ever done this."