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What You Need to Know About Wednesday's Impeachment Inquiry Hearing

What You Need to Know About Wednesday's Impeachment Inquiry Hearing

A panel of four law professors will be speaking to provide historic and legal context of impeachment and whether it may be merited in this case.

A number of members on the Judiciary Committee will also have a unique historical perspective on the unfolding inquiry, given that they served in Congress during the 1998 impeachment inquiry into President Bill Clinton.

The wisecrack drew a strongly-worded clapback from Trump's 2020 campaign.

Turley, who was summoned by Republicans, testified that he was "concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence and abundance of anger".

Based on two months of investigation sparked by a still-anonymous government whistleblower's complaint, the Intelligence Committee's Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report relies heavily on testimony from current and former USA officials who defied White House orders not to appear. "A president who will not cooperate in an impeachment inquiry is putting himself above the law", he said. While speaking to the convention goers he slammed President Trump by saying, "We are more than a resistance now, we are a majority, we are a majority in one house and we will become a majority in the other, and we will send that charlatan in the White House back to the golden throne he came from".

'The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron, ' Karlan told lawmakers.

Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School says the Founding Fathers thought it was essential that an American president could be removed from office and not be regarded as above the law. He added that Trump's behavior "embodies the framers' concern that a sitting president would corruptly abuse the powers".

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Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University Law School, supported the Republican view in his testimony. "A case for impeachment could be made, but it cannot be made on this record", he says.

As the report notes, among the articles of impeachment approved by the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation of President Nixon was one concluding that he had obstructed justice by withholding evidence.

Neither Trump nor his attorneys will participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing.

"You can have things that meet the legal standard of high crimes and misdemeanors but won't be introduced as article of impeachment because of the politics", the aide said. But that report ignored crucial evidence about the almost successful efforts of Trump's personal lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, to draw Zelensky into announcing investigations that were obviously intended not to fight corruption, but to help Trump's reelection campaign. The President engaged in this course of conduct for the benefit of his reelection, to harm the election prospects of a political opponent, and to influence our nation's upcoming presidential election to his advantage.

Trump complains that House Democrats are holding impeachment hearings while he's out of the country at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting.

Stanford law professor and impeachment witness Pamela Karlan's remark about President Donald Trump's son, Barron, during testimony Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee was "classless", said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. This continued solicitation of foreign interference in a USA election presents a clear and present danger that the President will continue to use the power of his office for his personal political gain.

During the Judiciary Committee hearing, Democrats shot down two motions to call up the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry as well as House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). "This is simply a railroad job", Collins said.

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