The committee invites Trump and his attorneys, for consultation

Trump may be represented in the rigsretshøringerne or keep up with to complain, says committee chairman. the legal affairs Committee in the House of Represent

The committee invites Trump and his attorneys, for consultation

Trump may be represented in the rigsretshøringerne or keep up with to complain, says committee chairman.

the legal affairs Committee in the House of Representatives has invited the president of Donald Trump and his lawyers from The White House to question the witnesses and to be present at the public hearings in rigsretsprocessen.

It says the committee's democratic chairman, Jerrold Nadler.

In the next week shifts the hearings in the committee's auspices.

Nadler says that he has written a letter to the Trump to remind him that the committee's rules allow, that the president may be present at the hearing, which will take place on Wednesday 4. december.

- In essence, the president has a choice: He can seize this opportunity to be represented in the rigsretshøringerne, or he can keep up with to complain about the process, " says Nadler in a statement.

- I hope that he chooses to participate in the investigation, directly or through lawyers, as other presidents have done before him.

Trump has several times complained of the hearings, which he describes as a "witch-hunt".

In the next phase of the hearings will be convened experts in constitutional law, says democratic sources, the New York Times. There is not yet published the names of who is in the witness box.

on Monday, said the chairman of the permanent select committee on intelligence, democrat Adam Schiff, to the committee, which is involved in the rigsretsprocessen against Trump, is on the stairs with a report on the investigation.

the Investigation could lead to the result that the president asked for a rigsret.

It is unclear whether the report to be ready within the next hearings will start on 4. december.

Trump administration on Tuesday to appeal a ruling from a court on Monday ruled that a former toprådgiver for Trump - Don McGahn - have to comply with a subpoena from Congress to testify.

McGahn was summoned in may to testify to the committee on legal affairs in the House of Representatives. It he refused.

According to the judge Ketanji Brown Jackson can the government not invoke absolute immunity, just because they have been close to the president.

the Decision by the court of appeals is specifically McGahn. But judge Jackson seemed to understand, to be broadly valid for all former and current advisers of the president.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 23:00

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