Washington (AFP and EFE). The leader of the Democrats in the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, said she has "enough testimonies" to dismiss the president of the United States, Donald Trump, on the eve of a crucial week before the opening of the political trial in the Senate. President.
"We believe there are enough testimonies to dismiss the president," the California congresswoman told ABC.
Pelosi gave his approval on Friday to send the Trump indictment to the Senate next week, thus opening the way to an impending political trial.RELATED
The Democratic leader confirmed on Sunday that she will gather her co-religionists on Tuesday to set the calendar.
Republican Donald Trump is the third president in the history of the United States who faces a political trial in Congress.
The Democratic opposition accuses the president of having incurred abuse of power by asking Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a possible rival of the president in the upcoming November elections.
The impeachment process has little chance of prospering in the Senate, since Republicans are the majority in the Upper House.
“We trust impeachment. And we believe there are enough testimonies to dismiss him, ”said Pelosi, Democratic president of the House of Representatives.
Republican congressmen and Democrats face another important issue: the testimony of John Bolton, former Trump National Security advisor.
Bolton says he is willing to testify at Trump's trial, on condition of being summoned by the Senate. But the president said Friday that he could prevent one of his former councilors from testifying before the Senate using his presidential powers.
-Donald Trump's response-
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, opined that the political trial against him should not begin and that the Supreme Court should stop him, days before the planned start in the Senate of that process related to the pressures of the president to Ukraine.
"You shouldn't even let this sa impeachment’ Farsa begin. " I haven't done ANYTHING wrong, ”Trump wrote on his Twitter account.
Great idea. This phony Impeachment Hoax should not even be allowed to proceed. Did NOTHING wrong. Just a partisan vote. Zero Republicans Never happened before! https://t.co/47oV6z4RQc
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
The president published a link to a video in which his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, argued that the Supreme Court should declare the political trial unconstitutional, and thus prevent it from being held, a concept that Trump seemed to support, by including in his tweet the comment "great idea".
However, it is very unlikely that the Supreme Court decides to get into the dispute between the legislative and executive powers, and it is not entirely clear that it has the power to do so in this case.