This week, the impeachment circus will be pitching its tent in the House Judiciary Committee, where Democratic never-Trumper Jerry Nadler will preside.
Nadler, who has been at odds with Donald Trump since his days as a NYC business mogul, will undoubtedly take up the mantle that Adam Schiff is leaving behind. That is to say that we are likely to experience more of the same as it pertains to lopsided rules and clandestine decision making that falls in the favor of the pro-impeachment Democrats.
The latest round of hearings will begin on December 4th, and will bring President Donald Trump ever closer to being impeached…but that doesn’t mean that Donald Trump will be brought closer to the impeachment process.
President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not participate in Wednesday’s impeachmenthearing in the House Judiciary Committee, according to a letter from the White House to the committee obtained by ABC News.
“As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings. More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a Sunday evening letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler.
The absence of White House participation follows weeks of vocal protests from the president and Republicans in Congress, who have accused Democrats of blocking their due process rights.
The President made the announcement on social media.
“I will be representing our Country in London at NATO, while the Democrats are holding the most ridiculous Impeachment hearings in history. Read the Transcripts, NOTHING was done or said wrong! The Radical Left is undercutting our Country. Hearings scheduled on same dates as NATO!” Trump said on Twitter.
It is quite doubtful at this time that the President will be removed from office, even if the House votes to impeach, given the Republican majority currently holding sway over the Senate.