UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The final report of the US House of Representatives investigation on Tuesday concluded that the evidence that could lead to the dismissal of Donald Trump for his personal use and obstructed the work of Congress and the conduct of justice is “enormous,” while the White House was quick to attack investigators’ conclusions as a product. Biased visual process.”
The 300-page report, which is supposed to serve as a basis for launching the impeachment proceedings, accused Trump of endangering national security and of making unprecedented efforts to block an investigation into his accusations of pressuring Ukraine to discredit Joe Biden, the Democratic front-runner to face him in the next presidential election.
“The investigation to isolate the president concluded that Trump personally and through elements from within or outside the US government sought the intervention of a foreign government, Ukraine, to boost his chances of winning a second term,” the report said.
“The president put his personal interest above the national interests of the United States and sought to undermine the credibility of the US presidential election and endangered US national security.”
The report on which the House Judiciary Committee will base an official indictment or launch isolation proceedings in the coming weeks identifies two key irregularities committed by Trump.
He initially accuses the US president of having provided military assistance to Ukraine and holding a bilateral meeting with its President, Volodymyr Zelinsky, for Kiev to open politically motivated investigations against people including Joe Biden, a former US vice president, and a candidate for the next presidential election.
He also accuses Trump of seeking to block the congressional investigation by refusing to provide investigators with documents, preventing witnesses from appearing and threatening some of those who appeared.
The report concluded that “the evidence of the president’s misconduct is enormous, as well as evidence of his obstruction of Congress.”
“No other president has reached such a level of contempt for the Constitution and congressional powers to exercise oversight,” the report said.
“President Trump and his top administration officials may consider that there is no problem in using the powers of the president to pressure a foreign country to help him in his campaign,” the report said.
“But the founding fathers described a remedy for the president, who puts his personal interests above the country’s interests – isolation.”
– “Political game” –
From London, where he is attending a NATO summit, Trump has repeatedly accused Democrats of playing a political game.
“Isolation is a hoax. It turned out to be a hoax used for purely political gain,” he said.
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Gresham said that “at the end of a biased mock operation, the committee chairman Adam Schiff and the Democrats did not present any evidence that President Trump committed any wrongdoing.”
She likened the report to “hallucinations of a cheap blogger trying to prove something without showing any evidence.”
The head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, who conducted the investigation, said the White House’s demands put Ukraine under constant threat from Russian-backed rebels in a very vulnerable position, while Trump was demanding support for his 2020 campaign.
“This report lists the US president’s plan to coerce an ally, Ukraine, which is fighting a war with an adversary, Russia, to do the president’s dirty work,” Schiff told reporters.
Schiff said that in parallel with the Judicial Committee’s hearings, his commission could continue its investigations into other aspects of the case, especially the inquiry to see if Trump had pressured Ukraine to open investigations under former president Petro Poroshenko, or to uncover any involvement of members of Congress in This issue.
But Schiff stressed the need to speed up the work, accusing Trump that he also requested electoral support from Russia and China.
“I think there is a great danger to the country if we wait for all the facts, while we know enough about the president’s misconduct to make a responsible judgment,” Schiff said.
If, as expected, the House of Representatives approves the launch of the impeachment proceedings, the case will be referred to the Republican-majority Senate for a trial in January.
But the Democrats insist on a vote on the launch of isolation before the Christmas holiday, which begins on December 25.
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