Trump impeachment probe enters new phase


Sure you are aware we are now in a new phase of the house impeachment process with the scene setting hearing held by the house Judiciary Committee when the Kenyan wraps it up for us Michael a tester hearing marks the start of the next phase in the impeachment process the house Judiciary Committee has taken over armed with the house intelligence committee three hundred page report from its hearings and ready to determine if president trump's pattern of behavior warrants impeachment president trump welcome foreign interference in the two thousand sixteen election he demanded in for the two thousand twenty action ranking Republican Doug Collins calls the impeachment process a sham just the hearing called for constitutional scholars to the witness table one of them was professor Pamela Carlin with Stanford Law School who reflected on the founders of the constitution idea that a president might seek the aid of a foreign government in his reelection campaign would have horrified them professor Michael Gerhard with the university of North Carolina school of law told the committee that is exactly why impeachment was invented if what we're talking about is not impeachable then nothing is professor Jonathan Turley was George Washington University law school urge the committee to slow down I'm concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence an abundance of anger truly added he believes Congress also is being too hasty when it comes to the issue of obstruction that's the problem when you move towards impeachment on this abbreviated schedule that has not been explained to me why you want to set the record for the fastest impeachment Republican Jim Jordan a staunch trump supporter took that statement even further fast impeachment it's a predetermined impeachment but professor Carlin said arguing against the process doesn't negate the severity of the president's actions a president should resist far an inter interference in our elections not demand it and not welcome it it is up to the house Judiciary Committee to decide whether to draft articles of impeachment and if it does so to send those articles to the full house for a

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