Impeachment hearing against Donald Trump to resume today

RSTV Bureau
Washington: President Donald Trump arrives to speak on immigration in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP/PTI Photo)

Washington: President Donald Trump arrives to speak on immigration in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP/PTI Photo)

Impeachment hearing against US President Donald Trump will resume today with the testimony of former envoy to Ukraine.

After the first round of the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, the White House made clear its defence outline which will be to discredit the witnesses, dismiss the accusations and shift the focus to the Bidens.

Top White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway said that the Democrats have no case against the president and that he was being treated unfairly. Trump had claimed that the impeachment inquiry against him over his dealings with Ukraine was a witch-hunt.

Meanwhile, White House budget official Mark Sandy has agreed to provide closed-door testimony in the ongoing impeachment probe against US President Donald Trump. Sandy’s lawyer stated that he would appear if subpoenaed by the Congress.

In his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump had allegedly asked for an investigation into his potential 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

The call is at the heart of just the fourth attempt to impeach a president in US history.

(With inputs from agency)