There is no confidence in a fair rigsretsproces, and, therefore, will The White House be represented at the hearing.
The White House is not going to be represented at hearings in rigsretsprocessen Wednesday.
It shall notify the Pat Cipollone, counselor to the president Donald Trump, in a letter.
the legal affairs Committee in the House of Representatives invited last week president Donald Trump and his lawyers from The White House to question the witnesses and to be present at the public hearings in rigsretsprocessen.
But The White House rejects the query, since it does not believe that the process is carried out in an orderly manner.
You can't expect of Trump and his lawyers, that "they will participate in a hearing, so long as there is no name on the witnesses, and while it is still unclear whether the committee on legal affairs will give the president a fair process through further consultations," says Cipollone.
the Letter is sent to the committee's democratic chairman, Jerrold Nadler.
He tried last week to put pressure on the president with an open invitation.
- 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, " said Nadler.
In the letter, where Cipollone rejects the invitation, he says, incidentally, that The White House will respond later on an invitation for a second consultation deadline on Friday.
In the case of suspected Trump of trying to push Ukraine's president to investigate whether there can be found dirt on the former vice president Joe biden's son, Hunter, who has been entangled in investment in Ukraine.
Joe Biden is trying right now to be the Democratic presidential candidate, and thus can be Trumps hovedrival in next year's elections.
Trump administration has rejected the allegations as fabrications and a witch-hunt.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 02 December 2019, 07:00