Participation canceled: Trump missing at Impeachment Hearing

              Monday, December 02, 2019

              On Wednesday begins the second round of hearings on the Ukrainian affair of US President Trump before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. Trump will not participate in it, other White House officials do not, according to a lawyer.
              US President Donald Trump will not attend the Wednesday's hearing on the Ukraine affair in the House Judiciary Committee. Other White House officials would also stay away from the hearing, a lawyer told Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler in writing. Nadler had invited Trump and his lawyers to the hearing, which deals with the constitutional basis of an impeachment trial against the US president. It can not be expected that "we will attend a hearing without the names of the witnesses and as long as it is unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will grant the President a fair trial in the subsequent hearings," attorney Pat Cipollone wrote to the Democrats Nadler. "Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to attend the hearing on Wednesday," the letter continued. Hearings, two actsThe Democrat-led House of Representatives is conducting an investigation into impeachment Trump. The Democrats accuse the president of abuse of office for calling on Ukraine to investigate ex-vice-president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. As a means of pressure, the President is said to have used, among other things, a military aid of nearly 400 million dollars to Kiev, which was held back for weeks. On Wednesday begins the second part of the hearings of the investigation into Ukraine affair. Before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives to be examined, whether and what charges should be formulated in an impeachment Trump. If the Plenum of the House of Representatives then vote for an impeachment – the so-called impeachment – the subsequent procedure would be conducted in the Senate. There, Trump's Republicans have the majority. Because Republicans have largely held the presidency so far, it is highly unlikely that there will be an impeachment.

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