UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
The US House of Representatives intends to vote, on Wednesday, to send official charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, according to local media.
The president of the Democratic-controlled Council, Nancy Pelosi, said on Tuesday that the council will vote on Wednesday to refer the two charges related to Trump’s accountability to the Senate, according to NBC News quoted three sources from the Democratic Party.
According to the source, referring the two charges to the Senate is a necessary step to start Trump’s trial.
They said that Pelosi would also name tomorrow “House” directors who will file a lawsuit against Trump in the Senate.
Deputies expect that tomorrow’s vote will lead to the start of the president’s trial next Tuesday.
Last December, the US House of Representatives approved the charges of “abusing power” and “obstructing the work of Congress” against Trump.
Where he approved the first charge 230 deputies in exchange for 197 rejections, while voting in favor of the second 229 compared to 198.
Pelosi had kept the two charges for weeks, insisting that she would not refer them to the Senate until the majority leader in the House, Mitch McConnell, determines the process and rules of the trial.
The House of Representatives, led by Democrats, is investigating allegations that Trump is abusing his presidential power by pressuring Ukraine to open an investigation against a political opponent.
The basis of the case is due to a phone conversation on July 25, during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky to “care” about the order of Joe Biden, the former Democratic vice-president, who is running to face Trump in the race to the White House in 2020.
Trump is suspected to have linked the issue of $ 400 million in military aid, which Ukraine is supposed to receive, to Kiev’s announcement that it will investigate Biden’s son, who worked between 2014 and 2019 with the Ukrainian “Gazpresima” group.
Trump rejects the accusations, says it is a “chase campaign” and an attempted “coup against him,” and vows to avenge the Democrats in next year’s elections.
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