House to formalize Trump impeachment investigation

House to formalize Trump impeachment investigation

Democrats laid out a formal roadmap for President Donald Trump’s impeachment Thursday as they accumulated more evidence to support charges that he improperly pushed Ukraine to boost his own 2020 electoral prospects.
One day after a decorated army officer told Congressional investigators he witnessed Trump and a senior diplomat pressure Ukraine, three other State Department officials on Wednesday offered more evidence in testimony that supported the allegations against the US leader.
And the inquiry testimony set dates for three more witnesses, including Trump’s estranged former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who would have had first-hand knowledge of the president’s alleged effort to leverage military aid to Ukraine in exchange for President Volodymyr Zelensky investigating his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Even before those interviews take place, Democrats proposed rules to formalize the investigation and set its next phase — which would have open evidentiary hearings that Trump or his lawyers could take part in — ahead of drawing up articles of impeachment.

Source: Guardian Newspaper