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Trump, lawyers won't participate in upcoming impeachment hearing

Trump, lawyers won't participate in upcoming impeachment hearing | 01 Dec 2019 | President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, according to a letter from the White House to the committee obtained by ABC News. "As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings. More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a Sunday evening letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler.