Federal judge Beryl A. Howell: No vote on initiating an inquiry is required. In the cases of all three presidents who faced such an action — Andrew Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Bill Clinton — the House Judiciary Committee had begun investigating or received grand jury materials before a full House vote.
It gets tricky when there's more than one sentence. The way I wrote it doesn't make it clear that the second sentence is also what the judge, not me, said. If I use quote marks, then I would mislead a reader into believing that it's an actual word-for-word citation when it's not the case. I could use semicolons, but imagine there're three or more sentences. I don't want to make some sentence centipedes like some sick linguo-surgeon.