Since Pelosi first announced on Friday plans to release her hold on the articles after several weeks, much of the House Democratic Caucus’ internal chatter has focused on who will be selected as impeachment managers. The coveted job, handpicked by Pelosi, is expected to be bestowed upon roughly a half dozen House Democrats, according to several Democratic sources.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) are expected to lead the prosecution team.
But Pelosi has revealed little about who else she is considering, although several members have been jockeying for weeks to catch her attention. And lawmakers emerging from the closed-door meeting said they believed that even the Democrats who will be the House managers for the trial remain in the dark.
The House impeached Trump on Dec. 18, charging him with both obstruction of Congress and abuse of power for his alleged effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for much-needed military aid and a White House meeting.
Sarah Ferris, Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney contributed to this report.