Committee ready to vote on charges against Trump

A bitter ordkrig embossed a maratondebat in the House of Representatives on the rigsretstiltalen against president Trump. After 14 hours of debate, the legal

Committee ready to vote on charges against Trump

A bitter ordkrig embossed a maratondebat in the House of Representatives on the rigsretstiltalen against president Trump.

After 14 hours of debate, the legal affairs committee in the House of Representatives in Washington early Friday morning, Danish time to postpone a vote on a rigsretstiltale against president Donald Trump.

instead expected the committee to vote in favour when they meet again from 16 o'clock local time Friday. It informs the committee chairman Jerrold Nadler.

Thursday's maratonhøring, which aired on direct tv, was at times marked by a bitter ordkrig between republicans and democrats in the committee.

Republicans accuse the Democrats of being for Trump, while the Democrats believe that the president has clearly violated his mandate.

- we Want a dictator?, it sounded from Jerrold Nadler during the long debate on Thursday:

- no matter how popular he might be, no matter how good or bad the results of his policy had to be - so should no president be a dictator in the UNITED states.

the Republicans claim that the Democrats are trying to reverse the outcome of the presidential election in 2016, which Trump won over democrat Hillary Clinton.

- the Democrats have never accepted the american people's will, and that is why they have been after this president, ever since the time before he was ever elected, said the republican politician Jim Jordan.

the Committee on legal affairs will vote on whether Trump should be indicted for two offences by a rigsretsproces.

Nadler has announced that the two counts is about abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

the Democrats have a majority in the committee on legal affairs, and therefore it is in advance expected that the members of the committee approve the charges against the Trump.

Then, all 435 members of the House of Representatives to take a position on the indictment by a vote, which is expected in the next week.

A possible impeachment against Trump will be the third ever against a sitting president. An impeachment does not take place in the courts, but in the Senate.

If it comes to impeachment of Trump, it is expected in January.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 10:00

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