House Judiciary Panel Asks Trump if He Will Present Impeachment Defense
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asked President Trump on Friday whether he intends to mount a defense during the committee’s consideration of impeachment articles, setting a deadline of next Friday for Mr. Trump and his lawyers to decide if they will present evidence or call witnesses. In a letter to the president, Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York and the committee chairman, said Mr. Trump has the right to review the evidence against him, ask questions of his accusers during public hearings that begin next week and present evidence and request witness testimony.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jerrold Nadler , the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that articles of impeachment were being drafted and it was possible his panel could vote this week on charges against President Donald Trump .
WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the House of Representatives would begin drafting impeachment articles against President Trump , pushing ahead with a rapid timetable that could set the stage for a vote before Christmas to charge him with high crimes and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that articles of impeachment were being drafted and it was possible his panel could vote this week on charges against President Donald Trump.
Nadler told CNN's "State of the Union" that the panel had "a lot to consider" in determining which charges to file against the Republican president.
"There are possible drafts that various people are writing," he said. "But the fact is we're not going to make any decision as to how broad the articles should be, as to what they contain what the wording is - until after the hearing tomorrow."
White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing
The president will instead rely on his GOP allies on the panel.The decision indicates that President Donald Trump has listened to his allies and some congressional Republicans who argued that a White House presence at the hearing would validate a process they have harangued as illegitimate and partisan.
How Democrats and Republicans Voted on Trump Impeachment Rules. Julie, for weeks now, we have been talking about an impeachment inquiry, and we have been covering that impeachment And that becomes the grounds for whether they’re going to consider articles of impeachment .
Media captionThe moment US House votes for impeachment inquiry. The US House of If that happened, and the House voted to pass the articles , a trial would be held in the Senate. Republicans have been clamouring for weeks for the Democrats to hold a full vote that will formalise
The committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to consider evidence gathered in the inquiry that focuses on Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face the president in the 2020 U.S. election.
Democratic lawmakers worked through the weekend digesting information they received from the House Intelligence Committee and constitutional law scholars who testified before Congress on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
‘It's really sick’: Pelosi rips Trump’s impeachment letter .
Speaker Nancy Pelosi trashed President Trump’s six-page letter criticizing her leadership on impeachment the day before the House is slated to vote on the two articles. © Provided by Washington ExaminerIn the letter sent to Pelosi on Tuesday afternoon, Trump blasted House Democrats for their “partisan impeachment crusade,” accusing them of showing "unfettered contempt" for the system of government installed by the Founding Fathers.