The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States released on Saturday (7) a report to define what would be the "impeachment offenses" of the president contained in the Constitution. In the American Magna Carta, they are described only as "betrayal, bribery or other high crimes and offenses."
The report proposes, for example, the possibility of interpreting acts of abuse of power by the president as part of "high crimes and offenses". The text also nominally cites "treason involving external powers" as part of treason offenses. It is an update of two other reports produced earlier in 1974 and 1998 during impeachment proceedings against Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Democrats accuse US President Donald Trump of abusing his powers by asking Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelenski to help him in the 2020 elections and obstructing congressional investigations by refusing to hand over documents.
The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, says in a message that opens the report that "President Trump has abused his power, betrayed our national security and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain. The Constitution gives only a remedy for misconduct: impeachment. "