House Democrats are reportedly now trying to decide between three articles of impeachment against Donald Trump based on the whistleblower’s testimony of the phone call with leader of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenksy.
According to ABC News, Democrats are now look to evaluate articles charging President Trump with the following: abuse of power, obstruction of justice and contempt of Congress.
House Democrat investigators believe that the President could be charged with abuse of power for discussing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden along with his son Hunter Biden.
The obstruction of justice occurred when the White House defied subpoenas for documents and witness testimony.
“They have also weighed an obstruction of justice charge centered on the president’s efforts to obstruct former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation,” ABC News reported.
John Bolton on Thursday decided not to interview with congressional investigators. Bolton’s attorney, Charles Cooper, said that his client did not receive a subpoena. Bolton’s attorney signaled that he would appear without one previously.
Vice President Mike Pence said that the impeachment inquiry is a “disgrace.” He told reporters that “there was no quid pro quo, the president did nothing wrong.”
Investigators are finishing private interviews as they start public hearings next week. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced on Wednesday that the three State Department witnesses will appear in two hearings on Wednesday and Friday.