One guesses that omitting Obstruction of Justice leaves it to be pursued later, in the criminal indictments elsewhere and after the 2020 election. The facts are overwhelming, regardless. This is a streamlined impeachment with a narrow focus to ensure impeachment (regardless of the GOP Senate majority).
What remained from the House hearings was GOP process whining and gaslighting.
Democrats are expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday that will focus on abuse of power and obstructing Congress, and would be voted on by the full House next week, according to three officials familiar with the matter.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) met with Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and other committee chairmen Monday night after a nine-hour hearing in which a Democratic counsel laid out the party’s case against Trump. The three officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private talks, cautioned that the plan had not been finalized.
Under the current plan, the Judiciary Committee would vote on the articles Thursday, according to two people familiar with the matter, setting up a floor vote next week.
OTOH, Rudy has some specific areas of exposure:
THREAD. I believe Giuliani has potential criminal exposure in 4 separate matters. At least 3 are Ukraine related.
1. Obstruction/witness tampering in relation to Manafort & Kilimnik and withholding of Javelins in May '18.
motherjones.com/politics/2019/…2. Witness tampering in relation to abuse of the Trump-Manafort joint defense agreement.
nbcnews.com/politics/justi…3. Bribery, extortion, etc. in relation to the withholding of military assistance from Ukraine, the scheduling of a WH meeting etc. (i.e., the subject of the current impeachment hearings).4. The attempted takeover of Naftogaz, in a conspiracy led by Firtash.