President Trump criticized the Democrats for planning to bring forward the impeachment while he travels to Europe, fulfilling his obligations abroad.
“I will be representing our country in London at NATO, while the Democrats are holding the most ridiculous impeachment hearings in history,” the president tweeted.
“Read the Transcripts, NOTHING was done or said wrong! The radical left is undercutting our country. Hearings scheduled on same dates as NATO,” he added in the same message.
The House Intelligence Committee will review a report on the impeachment inquiry on Dec. 2.
The committee will have 24 hours to review the report, and on Dec. 3 a vote will be taken on the report, which will then be passed on to the House Judiciary Committee, in accordance with the procedure established by the Democrats, according to The Hill.
The Judicial Committee will then draft and consider the articles of impeachment as of Wednesday.
The committee would possibly draft and vote on the impeachment articles so that the House would vote in plenary before the Christmas recess.
Although Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have refused to set a deadline for their investigation, many legislators have privately said they hope to conclude it by the end of the year, according to Politico.
The White House refused to participate in the Judicial Committee’s first impeachment hearing and condemned the Democrat-led process as “baseless” and “highly partisan,” according to Newsweek.
“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,” attorney Pat Cipollone wrote, according to Newsweek.
The impeachment argument is that President Donald Trump put pressure on the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his potential opponents in the 2020 presidential election.
Until now, public hearings have been surrounded by an atmosphere of “boredom” and “farce,” according to Rush Limbaugh of “Fox & Friends.”
Nor has there been any evidence that President Trump has committed any fault in his relations with Ukraine.