The US House of Representatives intends to complete the procedure of impeachment of President Donald Trump by the end of this year. According to CNN on Thursday, this follows the proposed timetable for the investigation and votes in the lower house of Congress.
The broadcaster notes that the Democrats ‘ desire to transfer charges against the incumbent President to the Senate in December is indicated by the fact that they intend to begin open hearings next week. In favor of this development, according to CNN, is also the refusal of Democrats from the testimony of several important witnesses, including the former assistant to the US President for national security John Bolton. The source of the broadcaster pointed out that the refusal to call him to testify is because the representatives of the Democratic Party leading the investigation do not want to waste time waiting for a court decision on the immunity of former and current advisers of the American leader before subpoenas to testify in the legislature.
According to the broadcaster, in the current situation, Democrats plan to complete the public hearings by thanksgiving, which will be celebrated this year on November 28. After that — after the holiday week-the question of impeachment must be referred to the house judiciary Committee, which will have to approve the charge against the President in the first or second week of December. If the Legal Committee approves the charge, the full House of Representatives will vote. It is holding, according to CNN calculations, should be expected on December 16.