Democrats invite Trump to his own impeachment hearing
US President Donald Trump has been asked by the Democrats to appear before his own impeachment hearing or stop claiming that he’s being unfairly treated by the whole process.
It’s been a and and forth between Trump and Democrats after an impeachment proceeding was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The impeachment was initiated over claims that Trump withheld military aid meant for Ukraine to force them to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.
So far, all Republicans and even two Democrats have called the whole impeachment proceeding a witch-hunt and have voted against going ahead with the impeachment hearings.
However, Jerold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr Trump could either attend or “stop complaining about the process”.
“At base, the president has a choice to make,” Mr Nadler said.
“He can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process.
“I hope that he chooses to participate in the inquiry, directly or through counsel, as other presidents have done before him.”
“We will also discuss whether your alleged actions warrant the House’s exercising its authority to adopt articles of impeachment,” he added.
Nadler added that Trump has been given until 18:00 EST (23:00 GMT) on 1 December to confirm if he would be present.
If Trump gets impeached by the Democrats controlled House, the Republican controlled senate could ensure he remains president.