Trump impeaches two US ambassadors to protect Mueller

The Trump administration has ordered two of its top diplomats to testify before Congress in the impeachment hearings that have dogged its presidency for months.

A memo issued by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) said the move was necessary because of “the seriousness of the misconduct alleged” against Trump, who has been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on 12 felony counts including obstruction of justice.

The charges stem from a 2016 meeting in which he allegedly asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“The president’s conduct during the 2016 presidential campaign was a criminal offense and thus requires the appearance of the former president in this case, which will serve to prevent him from obstructing the congressional investigations,” the memo said.

“The president is expected to have his security detail at all times, including when he is away from the White House.

It is important that he is properly protected in these circumstances.”

The US Congress is expected this week to begin impeachment proceedings against the 45th president, a process that is expected in coming weeks.

Trump has not been charged with a crime.

“This is the first time that the president has requested that a person be sworn to testify to Congress,” said Elizabeth Nash, a spokeswoman for the Office.

“He has been fully cooperative with the OGE investigation and has offered to cooperate fully.

OGE has agreed to allow him to testify.”

A spokesperson for the White Senate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A special counsel, led by Robert Mueller, is investigating allegations that Trump tried to obstruct justice in the 2016 campaign, with prosecutors also looking into the finances of the president and his family.

Trump has denied the allegations, which have been confirmed by a slew of current and former members of the administration.

The investigation into the president is the second of its kind in the last decade, after a special counsel was appointed in the wake of the Watergate scandal in 1974.

The first, led largely by former Watergate prosecutor Robert Fiske, also ended in a mistrial, with the president ultimately being cleared.

The current investigation is different in that the special counsel is looking into potential obstruction of Justice by former President Barack Obama.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has already started its own inquiry into Trump, which has not yet been announced.