US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed her belief that the investigation hearings to isolate US President Donald Trump reached “enough evidence in the Senate trial”.
Pelosi will meet Democratic Party representatives in order to prepare for a formal law-imposed vote to refer Trump’s removal to the Senate, according to the local news network on Tuesday.
The trial is expected to be held quickly in the Senate, where Republicans have a majority to clear Trump of accusations of abusing power and obstructing the work of Congress.
Pelosi confirmed that new emails supporting the two accusations against Trump had emerged in the period following the House of Representatives decision to launch the procedures for his removal, and former US National Security Adviser John Bolton expressed his willingness to testify if he was called up.
In a tweet, Trump said the case should be closed without trial, considering that any Senate measures would give undue credibility to what he considered a “political hunt campaign” against him by his Democratic opponents.
It is reported that President Trump announced earlier that he expected the Senate to clear him quickly and that his trial would end as soon as possible.
“You should not have stigmatized me while I did not make any mistake”, he asked in a Sunday tweet, adding that this was “unfair to tens of millions of voters”.