Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler hopes the president ‘chooses to participate in the inquiry, directly or through counsel, as other presidents have done before him’ Donald Trump has been formally invited to an impeachment hearing at the House Judiciary Committee, scheduled for 4 December, when legal experts will determine whether the president’s alleged abuses of power in his handling of Ukraine and its military aid constitute “high crimes and misdemeanours” as established in the US constitution. In his letter to the White House inviting the president and his attorneys to the hearing, committee chair Jerry Nadler promises a “fair and informative process”. “At base, the president has a choice to make: He can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process”, Mr Nadler said. “I hope that he chooses to participate in the inquiry, directly or through counsel, as other presidents have done before him.” Mr Nadler gave Mr Trump a deadline of 6pm 1 December to respond as to whether he will appear. He also asked for the name of his counsel. The House Judiciary Committee hearing – formally launching an exploratory pro...