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House Judiciary Committee announces first impeachment hearing, invites Trump to attend

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Travis Berry | 27 November, 2019, 00:40

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is planning to send his impeachment report to the House Judiciary Committee after Thanksgiving, insisting that President Donald Trump sought foreign interference in the US elections following recent public hearings.

Nadler also sent a letter (pdf) to Trump and said his committee will allow the hearing to provide an "opportunity to discuss the historical and constitutional basis of impeachment, as well as the Framers" intent and understanding of terms like "high crimes and misdemeanors'".

Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced that his panel will hold its first impeachment hearing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

He said the goal of the hearing was to determine whether the committee would recommend articles of impeachment to the full House of Representatives.

Lawmakers in the Democratic-led House of Representatives spent the last two weeks publicly questioning witnesses including White House officials and diplomats over allegations that Trump abused the power of his office when he pressured Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically.

"The Committee looks forward to your participation in the impeachment inquiry as the Committee fulfills its constitutional duties", the letter also read.

Nadler requested that Trump RSVP by 6 p.m. December 1.

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In one long-anticipated decision, a federal judge ruled that Donald McGahn, the former White House counsel, must testify before impeachment investigators about Trump's efforts to obstruct the investigation by Robert Mueller into Russia's election interference and the Trump campaign.

Though several government officials called by Democrats cooperated with the committee, several key witnesses - including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and former National Security Adviser John Bolton - refused, following Trump's orders.

New polling released earlier this month from the New York Times Upshot with Siena College depicts a troubling picture for Democrats a year out from election day. Unless political dynamics change drastically, Trump would have the backing of majority Republicans in that chamber and be acquitted.

"We are open to the possibility that further evidence will come to light", Schiff said. But Schiff said it will not prolong a fight to obtain documents or testimony in court.

"We do not interfere in USA elections and geopolitics". Penn told the Post that he only stopped over at the White House for an informal visit.

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence is walking back statements she made about impeaching President Trump in an interview with Charlie LeDuff.

The formal process starts with the House of Representatives passing articles of impeachment.

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