But the House Intelligence Committee's Ranking Member brought up a great point: when past impeachment proceedings took place, there was evidence of a crime.
"They want to get this president right now before everybody completely sees through the process sham of the elections for next year", Collins said.
"We are here at this moment right now because the president chose to pressure foreign government to target an American citizen for political gain and at the same time withhold $391 million in military aid from a very vulnerable Ukraine", Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) told Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
The report will then be considered by the House Judiciary Committee, which is expected to draft articles of impeachment in the coming weeks. Rep.
Congressional investigators have been examining whether Trump abused his power by trying to strong-arm the neophyte president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, into announcing investigations meant to damage Joe Biden, a potential 2020 challenger, and to undermine the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.
He could opt to have his legal team take part in the next phase, a move that some of the president's backers warn would grant the impeachment proceedings greater legitimacy.
The panel's chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, set a deadline of Friday evening for the administration to say whether it would take part in more hearings expected next week.
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She will also meet Moussa Faki, the chairman of the African Union Commission, which has its headquarters in Addis Ababa.
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Lawmakers at the first of those hearings, likely Wednesday, are expected to hear from legal and constitutional experts on the impeachment process, with the White House invited to participate.
Mr. Collins said the speedy timeline is unfair and doesn't give Mr. Trump a fair chance to participate in his own defense.
It will be up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make the final call on any articles of impeachment.
So far the public hearings have created an atmosphere of "boredom" and "farce", according to former White House press secretary and Rush Limbaugh of "Fox & Friends", -an atmosphere that seems to be corroborated by the survey results presented by Hill-HarrisX. We all would like to hear from Mick Mulvaney.
Mr. Collins said Mr. Trump's actions can be explained.
"My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff", Collins said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday". House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) gave Trump until December 6 to indicate whether he planned to participate but the White House has yet to do so.
Demings said Democrats were "not going to play any games" with Republicans and called on Trump to end his stonewall of Democrats' witness and document demands.
Wallace pressed him again: "The July 25 phone call between President Trump and [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky] ― he never mentions corruption in Ukraine".
If Democrats in the House vote to impeach Trump, the president will have a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts.