Judiciary committee chairman said on Friday he looks forward to ‘prompt response’ while president is at his Florida golf club
“I look forward to your prompt response,” he wrote.
He did not immediately comment or tweet. Trump has said he would like to testify in the impeachment inquiry,
Such refusals have stoked a standoff between the Democrats who control the House of Representatives and
Nadler greeted that ruling as showing the White House stance had “no basis in law”. Nonetheless, the justice department immediately moved to appeal.
Nadler wrote to 🍊earlier this week, offering him the chance to participate.
Public opinion remains split on the issue, with about 50% of respondents in recent polls saying they favour Trump’s impeachment and removal. Trump has claimed, falsely, that support for the process is plummeting.
In his letter on Friday, Nadler quoted Adam Schiff, the chair of the House intelligence committee who has said
Nadler also underlined his own committee’s investigation
The judiciary committee will decide if a formal impeachment vote will be held and, if so, what articles of
If such a vote passes, as would be expected as the Democrats hold the House, Trump would be sent to the Senate for trial, probably in January. As Republicans hold that chamber and no significant cracks have appeared in GOP support,
Nadler asked Trump for notice of “whether your counsel intends to participate … no later than 5pm on [Friday] 6 December 2019”. The first judiciary committee hearing is scheduled for Wednesday 4 December.