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White House will wait for Senate trial to address impeachment charges against President Trump

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President Trump will address the impeachment charges announced on Tuesday during the Senate trial phase of the proceedings, the White House said, continuing to choose not to argue the merits of the charges ahead of an expected vote by the Democratic-led House.

“The President will address these false charges in the Senate and expects to be fully exonerated because he did nothing wrong,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

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“I’m not going to get ahead of what he may do but I’m sure we’ll participate in some way, certainly with our counsel,” she said. “And we’re going to be calling on witnesses and we hope that they will participate.”

Democrats Lawmakers announced formal articles of impeachment against Trump on Tuesday.

The House could vote as soon as next week. The charges conclude weeks of investigation and hearings, which President Trump has derided as one-sided and failing to offer him a fair opportunity to present his side.

The White House has refused repeated requests for senior officials to testify and for relevant documents.

11th Dec 2019

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