(CNN) – The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced in a press conference to the prosecutors of the political trial, the legislators who will process the case against President Trump.
Trump reacted through his Twitter account:
“Here we go again, another scam of the Democrats who do nothing. All this work was supposed to be done by the House, not the Senate! ”He tweeted.
Democrats have asked for witnesses at the Senate trial, despite the fact that the House approved the political trial charges without hearing some key White House witnesses. Republicans, like the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, have said that the phase of investigation of the impeachment is the work of the House, not that of the Senate.
Later on Wednesday, the Chamber is expected to vote on prosecutors and charges and if approved they will be formally sent to the Senate.
The Senate political trial could begin as early as this week, although senators are preparing to begin next week.
The charges against Trump are abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Why did Pelosi hold charges for weeks? “Time has been our friend”
Nancy Pelosi spoke this morning about why she has held on to the political trial charges since they were approved in December.
“We hoped that the courtesy would be extended and that we would have seen what the process in the Senate would be,” he said.
“In the absence of that, this time has revealed many things,” he added. “Time has been our friend in all this because it has thrown incriminating evidence, more truth into the public domain.”
Regarding new evidence, Pelosi cited examples that included new emails showing that 91 minutes after Trump’s phone call with President of Ukraine Zelensky, an advisor to the Office of Administration and Budget asked the department to suspend Ukraine’s help. .
This prosecutor of the Chamber has been part of 3 political trials
Representative Zoe Lofgren is one of seven House prosecutors who will act as prosecutor in Trump’s political trial.
The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has just pointed out that she was also involved in the political trial procedures of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.
“This is his third accusation,” said Pelosi. “As a member of the Judicial Commission in the Nixon political trial, as a member of the Judicial Commission on the Clinton political trial and now as a prosecutor in this political trial of President Trump.”