A US judge determines that the investigation into the impeachment against Trump is legal

El presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump – REUTERS / YURI GRIPAS

The judge orders the Department of Justice to provide information on Mueller's investigation


US District Judge Beryl Howell has determined Friday that the Democracy-led investigation into the 'impeachment' against the president of the country, Donald Trump, is legal and has ordered his Administration to deliver an unwritten copy of the report Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

A US judge determines that the investigation into the impeachment against Trump is legal
A US judge determines that the investigation into the impeachment against Trump is legal

The ruling of the judge is a victory for the Democrats and is a blow to the US president, who has repeatedly stated that the political trial investigation being conducted by the House of Representatives of the country, controlled by the Democrats, It is not valid as there has been no formal vote to authorize the investigation.

Howell has ruled that the US Congress is conducting a legal investigation of political trial and has criticized the efforts of the Department of Justice and Republican Doug Collins to point out that Democrats had not reached the legal threshold.

“Blocking access to evidence collected by a grand jury for a political trial investigation … undermines the ability of the House of Representatives to carry out its constitutional responsibility with due diligence,” Howell said.

The Department of Justice argued that the information written in Mueller's report could not be disclosed because it contained material from the grand jury procedures that should be kept secret. However, the judge has ruled that the Department of Justice must deliver these documents to the House of Representatives before October 30.

“The Department of Justice is wrong,” Howell said, adding that the need to disclose documents “is greater than the need to keep them secret.”

For its part, the president of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, has applauded the judge's ruling and described it as a blow to Trump's attempt to “impose himself on the law.”

“Today's ruling … is another blow to President Trump's attempt to impose himself on the law,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This ruling affirms the authority of Congress to expose the truth to Americans,” he said.

Likewise, Pelosi stressed that “the House of Representatives will continue to solemnly honor its responsibility to follow the facts and discover the truth.” “The president will be held accountable, because nobody is above the law,” he stressed.

Congress investigates a possible abuse of power by Trump for his telephone conversation last July 25 with the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, in which he asks the leader to do everything possible for the Prosecutor's Office to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter

Biden's son, meanwhile, has defended the work he did as an advisor to the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, although he regretted that he was not able to foresee that his positions in foreign companies could have a negative impact on the political career of his progenitor.

Lawyer by profession, Hunter Biden has said that he does not regret his work for foreign companies but the attacks that his father has received.

The president of the United States has repeatedly accused Hunter Biden of being involved in corruption issues because of his advisory position in the Ukrainian gas company and has extended his accusation to Joe Biden, who says he was responsible for preventing judicial investigations into Your child's business management in Ukraine.

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