(CNN) – The US House of Representatives He will vote this week by ratifying the political trial investigation of the Democrats on President Donald Trump and Ukraine, as the Democrats move forward with a formal vote after initially resisting.
Thursday's vote will reject the version of the White House and Republican congressmen that the political trial investigation is not legitimate because it has not been formally authorized, as the Democrats first face a witness who challenges a subpoena as part Of the investigation.
The resolution, which will be presented and marked in the House Rules Commission, would be the first vote that the entire House will take in relation to the trial process, after which the Chamber did not vote to formally authorize an early trial investigation. of this month.RELATED
The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Monday in a letter that the resolution was not legally necessary, but the House would take the vote “to eliminate any doubt about whether the Trump administration can retain documents, avoid witness testimony , properly ignore authorized subpoenas or continue obstructing the House of Representatives. ”
“This week, we will present a resolution to the plenary affirming the ongoing and existing investigation that our commissions are currently conducting as part of this political trial investigation, including all requests for documents, citations for records and testimonies, and any other measures taken previously or to be taken as part of this investigation, ”wrote Pelosi.
Pelosi said the resolution would establish the procedure for open hearings, authorize the publication of transcripts of the statements and describe how the Intelligence Commission can transfer evidence to the Judicial Commission, which would be the panel that would deal with possible trial articles. politician.
The Standards Commission website says that the resolution is “ordering certain commissions to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives investigation into whether there are sufficient grounds for the House of Representatives to exercise their constitutional power to accuse Donald John Trump. "
The text of the resolution has not been published, but the president of the House Rules Commission, Jim McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts, said in a statement that the measure will establish how the House is "guaranteeing transparency" as advances towards the “public phase” of the political trial consultation.
"This is the right thing for the institution and the American people," McGovern said in a statement.