As they say in the TV biz, it will be a split-screen day today with President Donald Trump gathering with world leaders for a second day of NATO meetings while the House Judiciary Committee holds its first impeachment hearing.
The 300-page report cited two instances of improper conduct: obstruction of the House inquiry and withholding the aid from Ukraine on the condition of investigating a Trump political rival.
In essence, the report stated that the president put his personal political interests ahead of the country's.
"The impeachment inquiry has found that President Trump, personally and acting through agents within and outside of the U.S. government, solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, to benefit his reelection," the report said.
It also revealed more information about the "irregular" foreign policy channel deployed by the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as he pushed his Ukraine pressure campaign through phone records of his calls to the White House budget office and a cryptic "-1" number.
Now, the impeachment inquiry turns to its next phase with the House Judiciary Committee holding its first impeachment hearing today.
Parties always have the potential for messy drama and NATO's 70th birthday gathering has been no exception.
After a bruising first day, the alliance heads into day two of its summit Wednesday with more scope for friction between Trump and his counterparts, NBC News' Alexander Smith writes.
Today's gathering will include group talks, one-to-one meetings and will conclude with Trump giving an end-of-summit press conference at 10:20 a.m. ET — just as the impeachment hearings are getting underway back home.
On Tuesday, the president grabbed the headlines with an impromptu 53-minute news briefing, in which he called a previous statement by French President Emmanuel Macron "very, very nasty" and later said that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif. was "a maniac."
When Sen. Kamala Harris called off her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, she was the top-ranked non-white candidate in the race.
The reasons for the collapse of Harris’ campaign are many: She was less than sure-footed when describing her policy positions, seemed torn between the moderate and progressive wings of the party and struggled to effectively fundraise, strategize or resolve internal strife in her campaign.