Nadler Tells Trump He Has Until Dec 6 To Decide Whether To Participate In Impeachment Hearings

Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) conducts the House Judiciary Committee markup titled Resolution for Investigative Procedures on September 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
November 29, 2019 4:07 p.m.

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sent President Donald Trump a letter on Friday to set a deadline of December 6 for Trump to decide whether White House legal counsel will participate in the committee’s impeachment proceedings after its first hearing.

Last week, Nadler gave Trump a deadline of December 1 to inform the committee if he would participate in its first impeachment hearing on December 4.

In his latest letter, the Democratic lawmaker briefly summarized the scope of the impeachment proceedings his committee will undertake.

“In particular, please provide the Committee with notice of whether your counsel intends to participate, specifying which of the privileges your counsel seeks to exercise, no later than 5:00 pm on December 6, 2019,” he wrote.

Read the letter below:

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Nadler had given Trump a deadline extension on participating on all impeachment proceedings, included the committee’s first hearing on December 4.

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