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U.S. House's Judiciary Committee invites Trump to impeachment hearings

This hearing will mark the beginning of the next phase in the impeachment investigation, in which the president can be formally charged
13:09, 27 November 2019

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The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives invited U.S. President Donald Trump to his first impeachment hearing on December 4. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler published the relevant letter on November 26.

"Basically, the president has a choice: he can take the opportunity to be represented at the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process. I hope he decides to participate in the investigation directly or through a lawyer, as other presidents have done to him. "Nadler said.

He reminded Trump that the committee's rules allow him to be present at the hearing, and his lawyer has the right to question witnesses.

Related: For Trump, Impeachment is a show

According to Nadler, the hearing was thought of as an opportunity to discuss the historical and constitutional basis of impeachment, as well as the meaning of terms such as "particularly serious crimes and offenses".

As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump wants an impeachment trial to go forward in the U.S. Senate because he would receive due process there and he expects Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would be among the witnesses, according to Reuters.

“President Trump wants to have a trial in the Senate because it’s clearly the only chamber where he can expect fairness and receive due process under the Constitution,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Related: House Democrats move closer to impeaching Trump

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