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U.S. panel gives Trump deadline to specify role in impeachment hearings

U.S. panel gives Trump deadline to specify role in impeachment hearings
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida, U.S., November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas -
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional panel on Friday gave President Donald Trump a Dec. 6 deadline to say whether his legal counsel intends to introduce evidence and call witnesses in upcoming impeachment proceedings that could lead to formal charges of misconduct within a few weeks.

The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee, which is due to begin weighing possible articles of impeachment against Trump next week, sent a two-page letter to the president setting a deadline of 5 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) for the president’s counsel to specify intended actions under impeachment rules.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Chris Reese)

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