- The Unites States' House of Representatives is to vote on new procedures into the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump
- Democrats in the House claim that Trump is trying to frustrate efforts to carry out the inquiry
- A former deputy national security adviser, Charles Kupperman, is in court seeking guidance as to whether to honour the invitation of the House over the issue
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The next stage of an impeachment procedure against the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, will be determined through a vote at the House of Representatives on Thursday, October 31.
Washington Post reports that the Democrats in the House believe that the impeachment will help to ensure transparency and even make it easy for the enquiry to continue.
The report quoted the chairman of the House committee on intelligence, Adam B Schiff, as arguing that the failure of a former deputy national security adviser, Charles Kupperman, to appear before the House is evident that Trump plans to obstruct Congress.
However, in a response, the White House slammed the Democrats through its press secretary, Stephanie Grisham.
Grisham claimed that the Democrats are conducting what she called “an unauthorised impeachment proceeding.”
It was learnt that Kupperman had recently filed a lawsuit asking for guidance from a federal judge as to whether he should obey the executive arm of government that asked him not to honour Congress.
He, thereafter, refused to attend since the judge could not rule. But the report says a judge is scheduled to hear the case in the afternoon of Thursday, October 31.
Kupperman is said to be wanted by Congress because he reportedly listened to the controversial call in which Trump is alleged to have pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, a former vice president and his son Hunter.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday, September 24, announced the commencement of a formal impeachment against Trump.
Pelosi said President Trump betrayed his oath of office when he tried to enlist a foreign president so as to win election at home.
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