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Democrats Send Trump’s Impeachment Report To Judiciary

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The U.S Democrats, have voted to submit the impeachment report findings accusing President Donald Trump of misconduct and obstruction of Congress to the Judiciary committee.

According to reports, the impeachment report contains charges that Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine compromised the U.S national security. He was alleged to have used power of his office to solicit foreign interference in the campaigns leading to the 2020 elections. 

The impeachment report has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee as the panel considers moving forward on articles of impeachment

 In a report released by the House Intelligence Committee, it was also claimed that the US president obstructed the impeachment investigation. 

The committee, headed by California Democrat Adam Schiff, will meet at 6.00 pm on Tuesday to vote on its findings.

The matter will then go to the House Judiciary Committee, which will open its own impeachment proceedings on Wednesday, the London Evening Standard and CNN reported.

The reports added that in a 300-page report that alleges sweeping abuse of power, the Democratic-led House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said Mr Trump had used US military aid and the prospect of a White House visit to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart to undertake probes that would benefit him politically.

The Republican president “placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the US presidential election process, and endangered US national security,” the report claimed.

The Democrats, who began the formal impeachment inquiry in September, also accused Mr Trump of an “unprecedented” effort to obstruct the investigation, including refusing to provide documents and testimony from his top advisers, unsuccessful attempts to block career government officials from testifying and intimidation of witnesses.

“Donald Trump is the first President in the history of the United States to seek to completely obstruct an impeachment inquiry undertaken by the House of Representatives,” the report said.

Mr Trump, who is in London for a Nato summit, has denied any wrongdoing and accused Democrats of using the impeachment process to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. 

Opinion polls show Americans are bitterly divided over whether to impeach Mr Trump.

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the Democrats had conducted a “one-sided sham process” that had failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by the Republican president.

“This report reflects nothing more than their frustrations. Chairman Schiff’s report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing,” Ms Grisham said in a statement.

The heart of the impeachment probe is whether Mr Trump misused the power of his office to compel Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Mr Trump in the 2020 election.

Lawmakers and the public have heard testimony from current and former officials that military aid was withheld from Ukraine and that a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was conditioned on Kiev conducting the probe, as well as one into a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 US election.

If the House Judiciary Committee eventually votes to approve formal impeachment charges, a trial would be held in the Republican-led US Senate, where a two-thirds majority of those present would be required to convict Mr Trump and remove him from office.

Summarising its findings, the report said many of Trump’s “closest subordinates and advisors,” including White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, had knowledge of, and in some cases facilitated and furthered Trump’s efforts and withheld information.

The report also pointedly noted that Trump’s “misconduct was not an isolated occurrence, nor was it the product of a naive president.”

 

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