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WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (Reuters / EP) –
Three senior officials of the White House Budget Office have refused to testify before the House of Representatives commissions that they are investigating the possibility of opening an impeachment dismissal process against US President Donald Trump.
Russ Vought, the interim director of the Office, does not plan to go to Congress to testify, which means challenging the citation and carrying the possible consequences of making such a decision, as explained by a senior Trump administration.
The deputy directors of the Budget Office Michael Duffey and Brian McCormack will not come to testify either.
This weekend, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who will leave office this year, refused to testify before the commissions. “The secretary will not participate in a secret inquisition where the agency's lawyer is prohibited from being present,” Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said.
“If the commission is interested in carrying out a serious procedure, they can send an invitation to participate in an open hearing for the secretary's consideration, where the department's (Energy) attorney can be present and the American people can witness it.” , has added.
The House of Representatives of the United States approved last week the procedures to initiate the political trial against Trump, which opens the door for the process to begin formally in a matter of weeks, even before the end of the year.
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.