Washington – Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting Democrats’ attempts to impeach him, on Wednesday disrupted the US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry and prevented a Pentagon official from testifying.
The Republicans stormed into a hearing room where Laura Cooper, the US defence official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify behind closed doors and began yelling, lawmakers and aides said.
The impeachment inquiry focuses on Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate a domestic rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for his personal political benefit.
In a dramatic confrontation during an escalating probe that threatens Trump’s …read more
Source:: Independent Online