John Wagner and
Dec. 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. CST
House Republicans prepared a preemptive rebuttal Monday to Democratic allegations that President Trump abused his power and acted in contempt of Congress, arguing that the president did nothing wrong.
The release of the 123-page report came shortly after Democrats announced the four witnesses who will testify when the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on impeachment Wednesday morning.
As he departed the White House earlier Monday en route to a NATO gathering in London, Trump sharply criticized Democrats for moving forward with impeachment proceedings while he plans to be out of the country.
A report by the House Intelligence Committee is expected to circulate among its members later Monday before Wednesday’s Judiciary hearing in which Trump’s lawyers have declined to participate.