Trump heads to UK for Nato summit as impeachment deadline looms – live

3.10pm GMT

In addition to tweeting complaints about the impeachment inquiry, Trump was also taking care of some trade business this morning — restoring tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.

…..Reserve should likewise act so that countries, of which there are many, no longer take advantage of our strong dollar by further devaluing their currencies. This makes it very hard for our manufactures & farmers to fairly export their goods. Lower Rates & Loosen – Fed!

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2.41pm GMT

The White House announced last night that Trump would not send a lawyer to represent him at the House judiciary committee’s first impeachment hearing, which will take place Wednesday and focus on the constitutional standard for impeaching a president.

“We cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to committee chairman Jerry Nadler.

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Source: The Guardian
Trump heads to UK for Nato summit as impeachment deadline looms – live