Transcript for Trump impeachment enters new stage
The impeachment showdown enters a new stage this week from the house intelligence committee to the Judiciary Committee which will begin public hearings on Wednesday. The president has a right to defend himself will he take part or boycott altogether here's ABC's Rachel Scott. Tonight the White House refusing to participate in the judiciary committee's first public hearing. As the impeachment inquiry enters the next phase president drug has labeled the whole process Shane. This impeachment hope speak their eggs. Spit what's that doing nothing wrong people don't want any. That was a big it's a phony it's damn good job. And criticize the committee for proceeding while she'll be overseas the president tweeting. I will be representing our country in London at NATO while the Democrats are holding the most ridiculous impeachment hearings in history. Republicans have blasted the impeachment process saying Democrats have denied the president due process tonight committee members on both sides of the aisle. Saying the opportunity to participate in the hearing. Would benefit the White House. I think would be to the president's advantage to have his attorneys of their that is his right. If he has not done anything wrong we're certainly. Are anxious to hear his explanation of that. At the heart of the inquiry whether the president abused his office for political gain leverage in military aid for investigations into his political rivals. After two weeks of televised hearings house intelligence chairman Adam Schiff is preparing to turn over his committee's final report. That he says will reveal a fact pattern that is overwhelming unchallenged in damning. And as the House Judiciary Committee considers drafting articles of impeachment the White House faces another key deadline it has until Friday to decide if they'll participate in the hearings at all. Com Rachel thank you.
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