Donald Trump Faces Advancements in Impeachment Hearings

Trump faces advancements in the ongoing impeachment inquiry regarding his relations to the Ukranian President and his request that Zelensky investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Photo by

Jerrold Nadler, a House Judiciary Chairman, has scheduled an impeachment hearing for the week of Dec. 9 where committee lawyers will present evidence against President Trump and the Democratic Party will write articles of impeachment under the direction of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

The hearing will be held Monday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., and the committee will hear evidence from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, announced recently that they will proceed with the impeachment hearings because the President’s actions have left them with “no choice but to act.” 

Trump has until 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 to declare whether or not he will have a lawyer during the hearings to come in front of the House Judiciary Committee. He has the same deadline to decide which witnesses he wants to use at the hearings next week.

These impeachment hearings come as a result of the allegations against Trump regarding whether or not he tried to dig up dirt on his competition, Joe Biden, for the 2020 presidential election. Trump allegedly approved military aid to Ukraine and a meeting with their president to ask him to unveil controversy surrounding Biden and his son, who is involved in an energy company there. A transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky (Ukraine’s president) has been released, and Trump is quoted saying “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great.”

The goal of the hearings is to discern whether or not he abused his power in office by asking Zelensky to initiate an investigation against Biden and his son. Trump denies any wrongdoing on his part and has thus far refused to participate in the inquiry.