The House Judiciary Committee on Sunday filed a report of impeachable offenses by President Donald Trump, adding criminal bribery and wire fraud to his list of crimes. The report also refutes White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s pushback against impeachment on the grounds of due process.
The report states that due process protections are not granted during impeachment investigations. The report further argues that Trump has already received adequate procedural protections throughout this investigation. “The House’s impeachment inquiry provided President Trump procedural protections that were consistent with or in some instances exceeded those afforded to Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The House’s inquiry was conducted with maximal transparency: transcripts of all interviews and depositions were made public, and HPSCI and the Judiciary Committee held seven days of public hearings.”
The report is focused on the president’s attempted investigation of political rival, Joe Biden, through the usage of bribery and withholding of military resources for Ukraine. The House Rules Committee will have a markup meeting of the document on Tuesday, and a full House vote this Wednesday.