House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) officially invited Donald Trump to the first impeachment inquiry hearing for the House Judiciary Committee. It will be held Wednesday, December 4th at 10am.

Nadler wrote that this is a new phase in the inquiry saying, “Our first task is to explore the framework put in place to respond to serious allegations of impeachable misconduct like those against President Trump.”

“I have also written to President Trump to remind him that the Committee’s impeachment inquiry rules allow for the President to attend the hearing and for his counsel to question the witness panel.  At base, the President has a choice to make:  he can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process.  I hope that he chooses to participate in the inquiry, directly or through counsel, as other Presidents have done before him.”

Trump is required to reply by Sunday at 6 pm.