Americans can in the coming weeks due to rigsretssagen against their president, which begins Tuesday around at 19 Danish time.

President Donald Trump is accused of misconduct as well as to have thwarted the congressional work.

Embedsmisbruget is, according to the accusation happened when Donald Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine, if not the country would initiate an investigation of democrat Joe Biden and his son for corruption.

See also: President Trump made for rigsret for abuse of office

that the president may be allocated in rigsretssagen it requires that the vote has two-thirds majority in the senate, which is the equivalent of 67 of the 100 members must vote in favour.

In the senate, sitting 53 republicans and 45 democrats. It also sits 2, which are not members of the two major parties, but that is expected to support the Democrats.

thus, There are 20 republican senators who will vote against the party line, if Donald Trump must be allocated as president.

But what will happen in the coming weeks? Ekstra Bladet has spoken with professor of political science at Copenhagen University, Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, who explains that first and foremost is two important things.

– The first is that both sides present their cases. It will say that the representatives from the prosecutors, which is the House of Representatives, present their arguments as to why Trump should be removed from office.

– Next comes the defenders, which is a team that is appointed by the majority in the senate, and which form the defence team, together with some affiliated attorneys. They must then present their case in order to reject the allegations, he says.

At one point in the process, however, there must also be a completely different debate.

– The second key, that is, that there’s going to be a vote on the extent to which there must be summoned new witnesses and present new material, he says.

What will the Democrats like, because they want to be able to add new material to the case.

Republicans, who have majority in the Senate, is unwilling to it, because they want the case over as soon as possible. So it is going to be a debate about it, says Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.

Although the process is often compared with an impeachment, which we know from Denmark, so it is actually not quite the same.

– It is a strange mixture of a political process, and something that has a retssags-like karrakter. But it is not a trial in a completely normal way, for here it is the politicians who are the jury members, says Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.

sitting, however, a chefdommer from the u.s. supreme court throughout the proceedings, but he does not function as a traditional judge.

– There are 100 members of the Senate, then he should most of the time probably just be a kind of moderator. But in a situation where it might be 50-50, so is it him, who can help to make the final decision, said Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.

In just this case there must be a big change in opinion if it should end with that Donald Trump will be allocated.

– There must be a considerable number of republicans who are willing to vote together with the Democrats to remove Trump from the office. It is, therefore, that most bookmakers consider it unlikely that it would be the outcome.

– Comes that one or another attention-grabbing forward, so there’s happen everything is possible. I consider it less likely that it will happen, but it is not impossible, he says.

Here are specific to the former national security adviser, John Bolton, which is interesting.

Bolton has allegedly been present at the meetings, which he has put distance to that you had to try to make a kind of interference in the Ukraine. Therefore, it would be interesting to hear what he has to say.

– The second is that their Government Accountability Office, which is a little to the Parliamentary Ombudsman, has issued an assessment where they say that it was actually illegal, to Trump the withheld funds, which was granted to Ukraine in military aid, says Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.

Overview: the Way to a impeachment


* biden’s son gets in 2014 member of the board of a Ukrainian energy company. The company is involved in a tax dispute in Ukraine, but there is no information about his son, Hunter Biden, is a part of the case.


* 18. July: Trump gives according to u.s. media orders to withhold nearly $ 400 million in militærhjælp to Ukraine.

* 25. July: Trump speaks with Ukraine’s president in a 30-minute phone call.

In september, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal describe that Trump the call has been trying to push president Volodimir Zelenskij to investigate Hunter biden’s business to a Ukrainian consortium for energy.

* 12. august: A whistleblower lodges in the american intelligence services a complaint to the inspector general for the intelligence services. Of the complaint, it appears that Trump has had a telephone conversation with a foreign head of state’, and that the call has aroused the concern.

* 11. september: Militærbistanden being given to the Ukraine.

* 24. september: Trump confirms that he has withheld aid to Ukraine. In several interviews, he denies that the assistance was withheld in order to squeeze Ukraine.

the President of the House of Representatives, democrat Nancy Pelosi, declares that man will commence a rigsretsproces against the u.s. president.

* 25. september: A five-page document with a transcript from the phone conversation between Trump and Zelenskij published by The White House. Bistandspengene is not mentioned in the published transcript.

according to the report, among other things, that Trump said:

– There is a lot of talk about biden’s son – that Biden stopped the prosecution, and that many people want to find out of it, so everything what you can accomplish together with the minister of justice, will be fine.

Biden went around and boasted that he stopped the persecution of the charges, so if you can look at it … It sounds terrible in my ears.

* 26. september: the Whistleblower reporting will be published by Congress. In that report, writes the whistleblower, among other things:

– I have received information from several government officials, that the UNITED states’s president uses his or her office the power to seek a foreign country’s interference in the us elections in 2020.

In the days after the phone conversation I learned from several officials that high-ranking officials in The White House had intervened to ‘shut down’ all the records on the telephone conversation.

* 27. september: A committee of the House of Representatives, rallies UNITED states secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, in order to get him to hand over documents relating to the contact with the Ukrainian government.

* 28. september: Donald Trump call Ukraine-the case for ‘the greatest scam in american policy history’.

* 29. september: Donald Trump writes on Twitter that he will meet personally with the whistleblower. He stresses that he believes that he is entitled to be allowed to confront his ‘charges’.

the Same day, reports the american tv-station CBS that the whistleblower is currently under federal protection because he fears for his safety.

* 30. september: Trumps personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, will be the regatta of the three committees of the House of Representatives. The committees require a number of documents issued in connection with the possible impeachment.

Sources: BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The White House, CBS, Reuters.

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