Next Phase Of Trump Impeachment Hearings To Begin In December

Wednesday, 27 Nov, 2019

Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told the president that he and his legal team are welcome to participate in public impeachment hearings in the Judiciary Committee-which will begin on Wednesday, December 4.

In relation to Mr. Trump's impeachment hearing, a U.S. appeals court judge on Tuesday said that President Trump's top aides must comply with subpoenas to appear in the impeachment investigation against the president, a U.S. appeals court judge ruled.

House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff presided over two weeks of dramatic public hearings that he said uncovered a "massive amount of evidence" despite efforts to obstruct the investigation by Trump and his administration. The panel held two weeks of impeachment hearings this month examining Trump's requests for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the us withheld military aid to the country.

Nadler also extended an invitation to Trump, asking whether "you and your counsel plan to attend the hearing or make a request to question the witness panel".

Nadler gave Trump until 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) on Sunday, Dec. 1, to advise the committee on whether he would attend the hearing, and to indicate by then who would be his counsel. While Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani pursued the political investigations with Ukraine in what witnesses described as an irregular foreign policy channel, Republicans argue it's not clear the president directly intervened to withhold the money to Ukraine.

As part of the House impeachment inquiry, Democrats are investigating whether President Donald Trump held up the $391 million in aid in order to pressure Ukraine to announce it would investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential challenger to the president in 2020.

During the same interview, the congresswoman said that based on the interviews and documents she has seen, there is "significant evidence" to impeach.

It's Thanksgiving week and Congress is not in session, but the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is still moving at full speed.

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.

Schiff added, "The investigative work continues, and we are learning additional information nearly every day".

"We are so close to an election", Lawrence said.

In the survey, one of the first to measure public support for the inquiry following the conclusion of public hearings last week, voters backed the investigation by a 5-point margin, 48 percent to 43 percent, compared with a 3-point margin the week before.

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