Trump Floats Possibility of Moving Top Court for Stopping Impeachment Proceedings

Trump faces two deadlines as U.S. Congress ramps up impeachment focus

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in FloridaMore

"The president demanded that the newly-elected Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, publicly announce investigations into a political rival that he apparently feared the most, former Vice-President Joe Biden, and into a discredited theory that it was Ukraine, not Russian Federation, that interfered in the 2016 presidential election", the report says.

Trump also dismissed an idea that has been floated in Congress of censuring him for his conduct toward Ukraine rather than impeaching him.

"I regret that they've chosen to hold these hearings at the same time that the president and our entire national security team will be traveling to Europe, to London, to work on these important matters", Pompeo said.

"The evidence does not support the accusation that President Trump obstructed the Democrats' impeachment inquiry".

He told reporters during the 74th U.N. General Assembly, "I think you read everything".

The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a report summarizing its impeachment inquiry into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Earlier than any of that may occur, the committee will maintain its hearings, starting with Wednesday's on the constitutional grounds for impeachment. Several senior administration officials have refused to testify, and multiple agencies have stonewalled Democratic requests for documents and communications.

But as the Judiciary Committee hearings unfold, the White House may yet decide to send representatives to get their message across in what will likely be combative and at times raucous live television events.

Mueller, in a news conference on his last day as special counsel, noted that Justice Department policy barred him from charging a sitting president with a crime, but there was "a process other than the criminal justice system" offered by the Constitution - an apparent reference to the ability of Congress to impeach a president.

If the House approves articles of impeachment, the Republican-controlled Senate would hold a trial to see if Trump should be removed from office.

Still, Rep. Tom McClintock, a Republican judiciary committee member from California, said he believes Trump would benefit if he presents his own defence.

The Democratic majority on the Intelligence Committee says its report, compiled after weeks of testimony from current and former diplomats and administration officials, will speak for itself in laying out the president's actions toward Ukraine.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing or a "quid pro quo".

Rather, it was Trump's "deep-seated, genuine, and reasonable skepticism of Ukraine due to its history of pervasive corruption" and his "long-held skepticism of United States foreign assistance".

In it, they claim there's no evidence Mr Trump pressured Mr Zelenskiy.

In addition to assessing that the evidence collected so far does not substantiate the key claims by the Democrats, the Republican report also underlines the lack of evidence behind some of the secondary claims put forth by the Democrats.

The Democrats are "alleging guilt on the basis of hearsay, presumptions, and speculation-all of which are reflected in the anonymous whistleblower complaint that sparked this inquiry", the report stated. Trump known as the impeachment inquiry "a hoax" and "a disgrace for our country" on the White Home on Monday. But, Tim Morrison, an advisor to the president, testified that the move to the classified system was the result of an administrative mistake. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Cipollone described the impeachment proceedings as unfair and said the president will not take part in the scheduled Wednesday hearing, which will feature a panel of constitutional scholars and law professors.

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