President Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 2 pondered whether he and House Republicans should go to the Supreme Court to stop the House impeachment inquiry.
President Trump revealed in a tweet after arriving in the United Kingdom for two days of NATO meetings that he had read the 123-page report Republicans provided on the House Intelligence Committee in which they claimed that there was no evidence to support Democrat allegations against the president.
“Just landed in the United Kingdom, heading to London for NATO meetings tomorrow. Prior to landing I read the Republicans Report on the Impeachment Hoax. Great job! Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts. Shouldn’t even be allowed,” President Trump tweeted. “Can we go to Supreme Court to stop?”
Just landed in the United Kingdom, heading to London for NATO meetings tomorrow. Prior to landing I read the Republicans Report on the Impeachment Hoax. Great job! Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts. Shouldn’t even be allowed. Can we go to Supreme Court to stop?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
The president’s comments came as the impeachment proceedings enter a new phase in House Judiciary Committee. President Trump had blasted House Democrats for scheduling impeachment hearing and vote while he will be overseas in meetings with world leaders.
Lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee are expected to begin reviewing a draft version of the panel’s report summarizing its findings after a slew of closed-door interviews and seven public impeachment hearings. The committee will vote Tuesday to consider and adopt the report, which will be forwarded to the Judiciary Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee will make the ultimate decision on whether the findings warrant articles of impeachment against President Trump. It slated the first hearings on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the White House, in response to Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s letter, said it will not participated in the hearing.
House Democrats are investigating into whether President Trump abused of his office to have Ukraine’s leader conduct investigations that could benefit the president politically, including by conditioning a White House meeting or military aid for Ukraine.
Meanwhile, House Republicans in their own report dismissed Democrats’ allegations, claiming that the evidence collected in the inquiry to date does not support the accusations.
“The evidence presented does not prove any of these Democrat allegations, and none of the Democrats’ witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor,” Republicans said in a 123-page, report which stand as a defense against the report set to be released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff later this week.
It is unclear how much help the courts would be as the Constitution gives the House impeachment powers but provides little guidance on the process.