Read: The most important documents related to the Trump impeachment inquiry (and trial*)

Updated 12:27 AM ET, Fri January 24, 2020

(CNN) -- The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has left quite a paper trail, which started with a whistleblower complaint about Trump's interactions with the President of Ukraine, led to the White House releasing its transcript of the phone call in question and extends with each new subpoena issued by House Democrats to examine whether Trump abused his office.

We've assembled links to the key official documents for you to keep track of the unfolding story yourself.

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    January 2020

  • Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump *

    The Impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump opened Jan 16, 2020. The following is the congressional record of all the proceedings of the trial:

     Congressional record of day 01. (01-21-20) S287 - pdf P.4
     Congressional record of day 02. (01-22-20) S443 - pdf P.1
     Congressional record of day 03. (01-23-20) S487 - pdf P.1
     Congressional record of day 04. (01-24-20) S531 - pdf P.203
     Congressional record of day 05. (01-25-20) S567 - pdf P.1
     Congressional record of day 06. (01-27-20) S579 - pdf P.32
     Congressional record of day 07. (01-28-20) S619 - pdf P. 66
     Congressional record of day 08. (01-29-20) S646 - pdf P. 79
     Congressional record of day 09. (01-30-20) S693 - pdf P. 36
     Congressional record of day 10. (01-31-20) S753 - pdf P. 1
     Congressional record of day 11. (02-03-20) S773 - pdf P. 4
     Congressional record of day 12. (02-04-20) S813 - pdf P. 13
     Congressional record of day 13. (02-05-20) S871 - pdf P. 84

    The Senate  resolution (S. RES. 448) and vote to block consideration of new witnesses and evidence in the impeachment trial.

     H. Res. 755 fails with vote on Article I - (48-52), Article II - (47-53). Impeachment trial ends.

    UPDATED: (02-05-20)


  • House and White House responses to summons from Senate *

    House impeachment managers released their 111 page formal response to the summons sent by the Senate last week.

     Read the brief here (01-18-20)

    The White House released its 171 page formal response to the summons sent by the Senate last week.

     Read the brief here (01-18-20)

    Both briefs are a procedural part of the impeachment process ahead of the trial that begins on January 21.


  • December 2019

  • Report from the Committee on the Judiciary to accompany H. Res. 755 *

    The House Judiciary Committee released its full report on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

    The report, a 658-page document, is an explanation in four parts of the committee's process and justification for recommending two articles of impeachment against Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The full House is expected to vote on the articles on Wed. Dec 18th.

     H. Res. 755
     Read the full report here. (12-15-19)


  • Chairman Jerry Nadler's opening statement as Judiciary Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment. *

    House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday urged his colleagues to remember their oaths of office and hold President Donald Trump accountable for his behavior in the White House, saying the facts surrounding the impeachment proceedings were “overwhelming.”

    “Over the past 94 days since the House investigation began — indeed, over the past three years — one indisputable truth has emerged: If we do not respond to President Trump’s abuses of power, the abuses will continue,” Nadler said in his opening remarks during a committee hearing Wednesday.

    Read his opening statements here.: (12-11-19)


  • Articles of Impeachment

    House Democratic leaders unveiled their articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

     Read the articles of impeachment. (12-10-19)


  • House Judiciary Committee report outlining constitutional grounds for impeachment

    The House Judiciary Committee on Saturday released a report ahead of Monday's impeachment hearing laying out historical arguments for impeachment. The report is an update to the Judiciary Committee reports that were issued in 1974 and 1998 during the impeachment proceedings of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

     Read the report here. (12-07-19)


  • Opening statements of constitutional scholars at the impeachment hearing. *

    Three witnesses will testify for Democrats: Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina Law School and Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School. Jonathan Turley, a George Washing University law professor, will testify for Republicans.

    Read their answers to the question of whether Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine were the worst examples of misconduct in presidential history.

     Opening statement: Noah Feldman (12-04-19)

     Opening statement: Pamela Karlan (12-04-19)

     Opening statement: Michael Gerhardt (12-04-19)

     Opening statement: Jonathan Turley (12-04-19)

  • House Intelligence Committee Democrats release impeachment report

    Committee Democrats called evidence of Trump's misconduct and obstruction of Congress "overwhelming" in a new report detailing the allegations against the President involving Ukraine. The 300-page report set the stage for the impeachment of a US president for just the third time in history, but stopped short of outright recommending impeachment, saying that is a decision for Congress to ultimately make.

    Read the full report online here.:

     Read/Download here. (12-03-19)

  • GOP Impeachment Report. *

    (NBC News) — House Republicans issued a 123-page minority report Monday arguing that Democrats, after weeks of closed door depositions and public hearings from a number of former and current administration officials, failed to establish any impeachable offenses by President Donald Trump.

    Later Monday, members of the House Intelligence Committee began reviewing a report from the Democratic majority on the panel's findings in the impeachment inquiry. That report is expected to be approved by the committee Tuesday evening, likely on a party-line vote.

     Read the full GOP report (12-02-19)


  • November 2019

  • Philip Reeker deposition transcript released. *

    The House Intelligence Committee released the transcript of the testimony by Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of State for European affairs.

     Read the transcript here. (11-26-19)

  • Mark Sandy deposition transcript released. *

    The House released the transcript of the testimony of Mark Sandy, a top career official in the White House budget office. Sandy’s supervisor, political appointee Michael Duffey, signed off on multiple holds of defense aid to Ukraine following President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s July 25 phone call.

      Read the transcript here. (11-26-19)

  • Opening Statement of Dr. Fiona Hill - Open Hearing *

    Former White House Adviser on Russia, Dr. Fiona Hill's opening statement as prepared for the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

    Read her opening state ment here. (11-21-19)

  • Opening Statement of David Holmes - Open Hearing *

    David Holmes, a senior diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, opening statement as prepared for the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

    Read his statement here. (11-21-19) — Note: Opening statement (11-15-19) from closed door deposition.

  • Opening Statement of Laura Cooper - Open Hearing *

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia - Laura Cooper's opening statement as prepared for the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

    Read her opening statement here. (11-20-19) — Note: Addendum to her opening statement can be read here.

  • Opening Statement of Gordon Sondland - Open hearing *

    Sondland, a political appointee and fundraiser for President Donald Trump, was directly involved in the Trump administration's Ukraine policy. In his statement, Sondland said Trump's withholding of foreign aid to Ukraine was indeed used to pressure the country's president to investigate Joe Biden and his son.

    Read his statement here. (11-20-19) — Note: Opening statement (10-17-19) from closed door deposition.

  • House testimony from State Department aide David Holmes *

    A transcript of Holmes’ closed-door testimony was released Monday. Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, is scheduled to testify publicly Nov 22.

    Read the transcript here. (11-18-19)

  • House testimony from David Hale *

    The House of Representatives has released the transcript of the November 6 closed-door deposition of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, the third-ranking official in the State Department.

    Read the transcript here. (11-18-19)

  • House testimony from former NSC official Tim Morrison *

    The House committees running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Saturday released the deposition transcript of Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council official who served as the top Russia and Europe adviser.

    Read the transcript here. (11-16-19)

  • House testimony from Pence aide Jennifer Williams *

    The House committees running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Saturday released the deposition transcript of Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence.

    Read the transcript here. (11-16-19)

  • State Department aide David Holmes' opening statement *

    Opening statements from David Holmes at his closed door deposition.

    Read the opening statement here. (11-15-19)

  • White House transcript of Trump's first phone call with Ukrainian President *

    The White House has released a rough transcript of the first phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, dated April 21, 2019.

    Read the the transcript of the call here. (11-12-19)

  • Schiff: Procedures for Impeachment Inquiry Hearings *

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) released a memorandum to committee memebers ahead of the start of pulic hearings in the impeachment inquiry of the President.

    Read the memo here. (11-12-19)

  • House GOP memo outlining their defense of Trump *

    House Republicans outlined their central defenses of President Donald Trump ahead of the upcoming public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, according to a memo obtained by CNN.

    Read the 18 page memo here. (11-12-19)

  • Christopher Anderson's transcript released *

    The House committees running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Monday released the deposition transcript of Christopher Anderson, who worked as a deputy to then-Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker.

    Read the transcript here. (11-11-19)

  • Catherine Croft's transcript released *

    Laura Cooper, the top Pentagon official overseeing U.S. policy regarding Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that President Donald Trump directed the relevant agencies to freeze aid to Ukraine over the summer, according to a transcript of her testimony released Monday.

    Read the transcript here. (11-11-19)

  • Laura Cooper's transcript released

    House impeachment investigators on Monday released the deposition transcript of Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant defense secretary for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.

    Read the transcript here. (11-11-19)

  • Whistleblower's attorney asks the President to 'cease and desist'

    A lawyer for the Ukraine call whistleblower sent White House counsel Pat Cipollone a letter on November 7 warning Trump to "cease and desist" attacking his client: "Let me be clear: should any harm befall any suspected named whistleblower or their family, the blame will rest squarely with your client."

    Read the letter here. (11-08-19)

  • Fiona Hill transcript released

    The House committees running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump released the transcript of their closed-door deposition with White House aide Fiona Hill.

    Read the letter here. (11-08-19)

  • Alexander Vindman transcript released

    The House committees running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump released the transcript of their closed-door deposition with the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman.

    Read the letter here. (11-08-19)

  • George Kent transcript released

    The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released a transcript of testimony given by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent last month.

    Read the transcript here. (11-07-19)

  • Bill Taylor transcript released

    House impeachment investigators on Wednesday released the transcript of testimony that Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, gave last month behind closed doors. In his opening statement, Taylor told members of Congress that President Donald Trump directed officials to tie foreign aid to his demands that Ukraine open an investigation into the Biden family and the 2016 election.

    Read the full text of his deposition here. (11-06-19)

  • Gordon Sondland U.S. ambassador to the EU transcript released

    The House Foreign Affairs, Oversight, and Intelligence Committees released the full transcript of Gordon Sondland's Oct. 17 testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Included in the current release of the transcript is a 4 page update to his testimony submitted on Nov. 4.

    Read the transcript here. (11-05-19)

  • Kurt Volker former special envoy to Ukraine transcript released

    Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, gave more than eight hours of testimony behind closed doors. He also provided impeachment investigators with text messages that show U.S. ambassadors working to persuade Ukraine to publicly commit to investigating President Donald Trump’s political opponents and explicitly linking the inquiry to whether Ukraine’s president would be granted an official White House visit.

    Read the transcript here. (11-05-19)

  • Former Ukraine Ambassador Yovanovitch's Testimony To Congress

    The House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump have released the transcript of their interview with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch was recalled from her post in the spring after what she described as a "concerted campaign" against her. She testified last month that Trump himself led that effort. In Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25, which set off a formal impeachment inquiry, Trump called Yovanovitch "bad news." .

    Read her testimony, as released by Congress here. (11-04-19)

  • Ex-State Department Adviser Michael McKinley's Testimony To Congress

    House investigators released the transcript of former senior State Department adviser Michael McKinley's deposition on Monday. McKinley, who was an aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, stepped down because he said he objected to the practices within the administration in connection with the Ukraine affair.

    Read the full deposition here. (11-04-19)

  • Judge Releases Mueller Documents *

    Judge orders release of Mueller's witness notes. The release, received by CNN on Saturday, includes 274 pages of Mueller team interview notes, emails and other documents related to the cooperation of Richard Gates, former top campaign official Steve Bannon and former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen. Per a judge's order, the Justice Department will continue to release new tranches of the Mueller investigative notes monthly to CNN and Buzzfeed News, which also sued for them.

    Read Mueller's witness notes here. (11-02-19)


  • October 2019

  • House Passes H.R. 660 *

    House Democrats passed resolution (H.R.660) outlining the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The 232-196 vote passed nearly along party lines, with no Republicans voting for the resolution (H.R.660). Two Democrats — Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey — joined Republicans in voting against it.

    Read the final resolution here. (10-31-19).

  • Tim Morrison’s Opening Statement *

    Timothy Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on the National Security Council, confirmed Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was held up by President Donald Trump’s demand for the ally to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. He also told House impeachment investigators that he was advised by then-White House official Fiona Hill to stay away from the parallel Ukraine policy being pursued by Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

    Read his opening statement here. (10-31-19).

  • Catherine Croft’s Opening Statement *

    Catherine Croft served at the National Security Council as a Ukraine director from July 2017 to July 2018. In her testimony she said Robert Livingston, a former Republican congressman-turned-lobbyist, repeatedly urged that Yovanovitch be fired. Livingston is another well-connected Republican who, along with Giuliani, advocated against Yovanovitch. Others include Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and former Republican congressman Pete Sessions.

    Read her opening statement here. (10-30-19).

  • Christopher Anderson’s Opening Statement *

    Christopher Anderson was former special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker's assistant from 2017-2019. According to Anderson's prepared statements, he helped in May to develop "key deliverables" to show newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's "commitment to reform.

    Read his opening statement here. (10-30-19).

  • House impeachment resolution

    The House Rules Committee on Tuesday, October 29 unveiled the text of the resolution for the full House to vote on Thursday to formalize impeachment proceedings.

    Read the resolution here (10-29-19).

  • Opening Statement of Lt. Colonel Vindman *

    In his testimony before the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday, Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, is expected to describe his concerns with how the Trump administration handled Ukraine policy and with a July call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskiy.

    Read the opening statement here (10-29-19).

  • OLC Steven Engel letter to IGIC, CIGIE, ADNI *

    Office of Legal Council Assistant Attorney General Steven Engels letter Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and the Acting Director of the National Intelligence.

    Read the letter here (10-25-19).

  • Judge Orders DOJ To Hand Over Mueller Material *

    Chief District Judge Beryl Howell signed an opinion that rejected the Justice Department's argument that it must preserve the secrecy of grand jury and other material and denied Republicans' case that House Democrats' inquiry is invalid.

    Read the 75 page ruling here (10-25-19).

  • Bill Taylor's Opening Statement to Congress *

    Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv William Taylor told Congress that Washington’s relationship with Ukraine had been undermined for “domestic political reasons,” according to an opening statement made public on Tuesday.

    Read his opening statement here (10-22-19).

  • Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress *

    Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is speaking to Congress behind closed doors on Thursday as part of the House's impeachment inquiry into the President. He was blocked from participating in an interview last week but was then subpoenaed and compelled to appear on Thursday.

    Read his opening statement here (10-17-19).

  • Giuliani won't give up documents

    In a letter to Congress on October 15, Giuliani's attorney said the former New York City mayor will not provide any documents requested by congressional subpoena "because this appears to be an unconstitutional, baseless, and illegitimate 'impeachment inquiry.'"

    Read the letter here (10-15-19).

  • Former US ambassador to Ukraine testifies *

    Former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, is a key figure in the growing Trump administration Ukraine scandal. The White House attempted to stop her testimony, telling her she couldn’t testify if she did not utilize an administration lawyer, but she appeared after receiving a last-minute subpoena.

    Read her prepared opening statement here (10-11-19).

  • Rick Perry subpoenaed

    House Democrats issued a subpoena October 10 to Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents related to the Trump administration's contacts with Ukraine as part of the impeachment inquiry.

    Read the subpoena here (10-10-19).

  • Giuliani associates subpoenaed

    The same day they were indicted, the two Giuliani associates -- Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas -- were subpoenaed by House Democrats.

    Read the subpoena here (10-10-19).

  • Giuliani associates indicted

    Two associates of Rudy Giuliani connected to efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine on Joe Biden were indicted on criminal charges for allegedly funneling foreign money into US elections. They were arrested October 10 at an airport outside Washington.

    Read the indictment here (10-10-19).

  • White House to Democrats: We 'cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry'

    On October 8, the White House told House Democrats that they were seeing to "overturn the results of the 2016 election and deprive the American people of the President they have freely chosen" and the administration will not be cooperating.

    Read the White House's letter here (10-08-19).

  • White House subpoenaed

    On October 4, House Democrats subpoenaed the White House for documents related to Ukraine, after sending a separate request for documents to Vice President Mike Pence.

    Read the subpoena here (10-04-19).

  • Damning text messages released

    House Democrats released text messages between US and Ukrainian officials that appear to show an understanding that if Ukraine wanted military aid and a visit to Washington, the Ukrainians would need to agree to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation as well as Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

    Read the text messages (10-03-19).


  • August - September 2019

  • House Democrats subpoena Rudy Giuliani

    House Democratic committee chairmen Adam Schiff, Eliot Engel and Elijah Cummings issued a subpoena on September 30 to Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to Ukraine as part of the House impeachment inquiry.

    Read the letter announcing the subpoena here (09-30-19).

  • Whistleblower's attorney expresses 'serious concerns'

    A lawyer for the whistleblower cited Trump's statements to express his concerns that "our client will be put in harm's way."

    Read the letter here (09-28-19).

  • The Trump-Ukraine phone call transcript

    After days of speculation about what actually was said during Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House gave in to Democratic demands and released a rough -- not word-for-word -- transcript of the conversation.

    Read the call transcript here (09-24-19).

  • OLC opinion in response to the whistleblower's then-secret complaint. *

    The head of the OLC, Steven Engel wrote a letter regarding the whistleblower's complaint to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, had deemed the complaint an "urgent concern" under the law, meaning it should be turned over to the congressional intelligence committees. Engel concluded that since it involved the President it was not an intelligence agency concern.

    Read the OLC opinion here (09-24-19).

  • Nancy Pelosi's letter to Congress about the whistleblower

    After the existence of the whistleblower became known -- but before the complaint was released -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to her colleagues imploring the Trump administration to allow the whistleblower to come before Congress.

    Read Pelosi's letter here (09-22-19).

  • ICIG's letter about the whistleblower complaint to acting DNI *

    The internal watchdog for the intelligence community sent a letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on August 26, two weeks after the whistleblower complaint was received by the inspector general's office. The inspector general wrote that "there are reasonable grounds to believe" that the whistleblower complaint constitutes an "urgent concern" under the law.

    Read the letter here (08-26-19).

  • The whistleblower complaint

    The anonymous whistleblower complaint from a member of the intelligence community included a letter to the chairmen of both the House and Senate intelligence committees that said Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election. The letter, dated August 12, 2019, was declassified and released on September 26.

    Read an annotated version of the whistleblower complaint here (09-26-19) and read it in its raw form here (08-12-19).


* Although not inluded in CNN's original document, we have added this link for your reference.

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