© REUTERS / Joshua RobertsSecond week of public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump opened the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives of Congress, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.On Tuesday morning local time give testimony of a native of Ukraine and an expert of the White house on Ukraine Colonel Alexander Vindman and Advisor to Vice-President Mike Pence Jennifer Williams. Both listened to the call on 25 July between the presidents of the United States and Ukraine, in which, as suggested by the Democrats, trump pushed Zelensky, demanding investigation against his political opponent Joe Biden, and in case of refusal allegedly threatened to withdraw military aid to Kiev.
In the second half of the day in the Committee are waiting for the ex-special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, and former Russia expert at the national security Council the White house Tim Morrison. Walker claimed that he was not aware of the anticipated delay military assistance to Kiev.Wednesday in Congress will be the U.S. permanent representative to the EU, Gordon Sandland, which presumably brought the informal trump’s demands to Kiev authorities, as well as David Hale, assistant Secretary of state for political Affairs. On Thursday the Committee is waiting for the former head of the Russian direction of policy in the White house Fiona hill and diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine David Holmes.Initially the Democrats wanted to finish the impeachment process in the house of representatives, and ideally in the Senate before Christmas December 25. However, in recent weeks the speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi was careful in the estimates, when the process can be completed. Anyway, the Republicans control the Senate, don’t see the guilt trump the alleged pressure on Ukraine. If the house of representatives will vote for the impeachment of Trump, the Senate would need two-thirds vote for the removal of the President from power. Yet these votes from the supporters of impeachment in the Senate no.