The U.S. Senate on Friday, January 31, may render a decision on the case concerning the impeachment of the President of the United States Donald trump. This was stated by Republican Senator John Barrasso, says “Vedomosti”.
For the resignation of President requires two-thirds vote of the senators, and given the majority of Republicans, the outcome of the vote will almost certainly be in favor of trump.
However, the final vote may be postponed if the Senate decides to call for the hearing of new witnesses. To do this, the Democrats will have to convince at least four Republicans to join him during a procedural vote on the issue, which is expected to also will be held on January 31.
The trial in the Senate began on January 21. As the prosecution supports the Chamber of representatives, which at the end of December 2019 voted for the removal of the President from office for abuse and obstructing the work of Congress.
The reason for the investigation was a telephone conversation trump with the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on 25 July, during which trump had allegedly exerted pressure on Zelensky to Kiev started an anti-corruption investigation against the presidential candidate of the Democrats, former Vice President of the USA Joe Biden and his son hunter were part of the Board of Directors of Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2014-2019.
Trump claimed that this conversation was “very good” and stressed that “did nothing wrong”. In addition, Democrats believe that trump was trying to influence Kiev to suspend military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $391 million.
From the outset of the hearings in the Senate Democrats wanted to call as a witness a former adviser to the President for national security John Bolton. But Republicans insist that the House of representatives needs to press charges on the basis of evidence which determined its own verdict, and not new evidence and testimony.
Otherwise, Republicans may also require additional witnesses – for example, the hunter Biden, who don’t want to see at the hearings already Democrats, “not to hear the real evidence of his corrupt practices,” said informed Republican Senator Ted Cruz. In addition, trump’s supporters want the process over before his annual address to Congress, scheduled for 4 February.
Late January, the Democrats began to more actively require the participation of Bolton in the hearing, after the media reported on Wednesday about his forthcoming book about work in the White house. According to The New York Times, where he, among other things, cites trump’s intention to freeze financial aid to Kiev if he did not start an investigation against Biden.
On the same day the administration trump officially banned Bolton to publish the memoirs, as they contain “classified information, the disclosure of which may constitute a threat to U.S. national security”, the letter said American national security Council lawyer Bolton.
The trump has already said the former adviser to Twitter, calling his book “a dirty and deceitful”. “If I had followed his advice, now would be the sixth world war,” the President added. However, some Republican senators have already voted to call Bolton at the hearing, and their support can be crucial during a procedural vote on January 31.
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