U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to decide whether or not to impose sanctions on Turkey at a White House meeting with a group of Republican senators on Tuesday (today).
Will Trump, who is reluctant to impose sanctions on Turkey, be able to convince senators of his own party?
We will have a clearer answer to this question after tomorrow.
Trump has recently caused tribulation in the U.S. Congress with his insults targeting four minority democrat congresswoman.
He had targeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley in his tweets.
Claiming that they don’t love America, Trump told these congresswomen to go back to their crime-infested countries.
Trump demanded that these lawmakers apologize over the pretext that they had made statements against America and Israel. Many Democrats have accused Trump of encouraging White Supremacy with his tweets.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on the other hand issued a declaration condemning Trump.
Trump has for a while now been accusing Democrats of adopting an anti-Israel stance.
These accusations are made with the aim of gaining the support of the Jews in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, because a large part of Jews supports the Democrats.
On a separate note, the focus in Washington is turned toward two different sessions that is set to take place on Thursday in the House of Representatives.
Special counsel Robert Mueller will answer lawmakers’ questions claiming Russia’s intervention in the 2016 presidential elections in favor of Trump at the “judicial” and “intelligence” sessions.
Mueller, who has completed the Russia investigation, submitted his report to the Department of Justice in April.
The Mueller report cleared Trump, according to Republicans and the White House.
According to Mueller’s final report, which consists of 448 pages, while there are numerous examples of Trump obstructing justice, there aren’t any charges brought against him.
Mueller put the ball on this subject in the court of the U.S. Congress saying that it was their duty to judge the incumbent U.S. president.
The Democrats have repeatedly attempted to listen to the witnesses cited in the Mueller report within the context of the obstruction of justice in Congress.
Lawmakers of the White House on the other hand have advised those witnesses, most who are officials, not to attend the Congress sessions.
Mueller agreed to testify at these sessions after he was subpoenaed by the judicial and intelligence committees.
The “Intelligence Committee will focus on Russian intervention in the presidential elections, while the “Judicial Committee” will focus on Trump’s obstructions of justice.
The Democrats and Republicans have been preparing for weeks.
Hence these trials resemble a duel for both parties.
The answers Mueller will give will also have an impact on the 2020 presidential elections.
On the other hand, the Democrats have for a while now been campaigning for Trump’s impeachment in the House of Representatives.
The number of Democrats joining this campaign increases every month. The only Republican in Congress who supported the campaign is Justin Amash. Amash, who is known for his anti-Trump views, left the Republican Party and became an independent lawmaker.
Lawmakers who are calling for Trump’s impeachment are now over 90. This number was 80 last month. Fifteen of the 24 Democrats on the Justice Committee support the campaign. For the impeachment of Trump to be put on the agenda, 21 committee votes are needed.
The leadership of the Democratic Party is opposed to triggering Trump’s impeachment inquiry. Almost a quarter of the 435 members of Congress support Trump’s impeachment. It seems as though this issue will continue to be a major headache for president Trump.