On Friday white House declined the Democratic invitation to participate in hearings in the House of Representatives. Democrats have accused President Trump of “abusing power” to get help from Ukraine to boost his chances of re-election in 2020. President Trump is accused of urging his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his rival, Mr. Joe Biden; otherwise, he would block the military aid to Ukraine. A whistleblower had complained to the congress in September about a phone call by president trump to the president of Ukraine. The Republicans have accused Democrats of rushing the impeachment process and not giving enough time to President Trump to prove his innocence. Hinting at the adoption of impeachment article, the White House counsel said that the impeachment article would be a reckless abuse of power and will constitute the most unjust impeachment in the history of the USA.
In a letter to the House Judiciary commission chairman, the white house counsel Pat Cipollone did not point anything about Trump sending his Lawyer or the possibility of calling any witnesses. Mr. Pat Cipollone urged the Democrats to end the inquiry process and let the nation focus on more critical issues. The Judiciary Commission Chairman Jerry Nadler said that the Commission was “disappointed” because Commission gave enough opportunity to President Trump to question witnesses and prove his side. But Trump’s declining of this opportunity shows that the impeachment processes are always fair. (As President Trump often claims that the Impeachment process is unfair)
The House Judiciary Committee will meet on Monday to take the testimony of the evidence collected. The committee is also expected to draft and approve the articles of impeachment by the end of next week. If Impeached, President Trump will not be the first president to face the impeachment. Before this, former US president Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson have been impeached, but neither of them was convicted. The Judiciary Committee Meeting on Monday will provide more insights on President Trump’s impeachment process. To get regularly updated about the impeachment process, keep connected!