US Congress prepares legal case for impeachment of president Trump

Source : 112 Ukraine

Democrats accuse Trump of abusing power regarding pressure on Ukraine, as well as obstructing Congressional investigation
09:53, 8 December 2019

The Judicial Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has provided legal justification for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump. The New York Times reports.

“A president who distorts his role as chief diplomat in order to serve private rather than public goals is undoubtedly involved in serious crimes and delinquencies, especially if he encouraged rather than opposed foreign interference in our politics,” - the report said, entitled “The constitutional foundations of presidential impeachment. "

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The 52-page document sets out the legal and historical foundations of the impeachment case of President Trump. The document repeats a report published in 1974 when the House of Representatives debated the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

Democrats accused Trump of abusing power to force the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation against his political rivals. They also claim that Trump has obstructed an investigation by Congress. In particular, parliamentarians claim that he blocked the testimony of witnesses and refused to provide the necessary documents for the case.

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On Monday, the committee will officially receive evidence against Trump at an open hearing. Democratic lawyers and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee will testify and answer questions. Judicial Committee lawyers will also speak at the hearing. 41 members of the committee board begin a weekly debate on whether articles on impeachment should be approved.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the impeachment process against U.S. President Donald Trump does not influence his work in any way

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