TRUMP DECLINES TO ATTEND IMPEACHMENT HEARING
Written by thereachfm on December 2, 2019
The White House says US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Last week, Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Trump could either attend or “stop complaining about the process”.
The White House did not say whether Trump would attend a second hearing.
The hearing on Wednesday marks the next stage in the impeachment inquiry, which centres on a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In that call, President Trump asked Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, currently the front runner to be the Democratic candidate in next year’s presidential election, and his son Hunter Biden, who had previously worked for Ukrainian energy company Burisma.