House impeachment report due as inquiry enters new phase

Congressional Republicans on Sunday attacked the legitimacy of the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump as the process enters a new phase this week. The House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to start reviewing its report on depositions and public hearings it has held.

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said he wants Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the Intelligence Committee, to testify. “If he chooses not to, then I really question his veracity and what he’s putting in his report,” Collins said on Fox News Sunday.

A White House lawyer said in a letter released Sunday evening that Trump doesn’t plan to participate in the Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on Wednesday, because “it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the president a fair process through additional hearings.”

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