Published: Mon, December 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Judiciary Committee to hear cases for and against Trump’s removal


The 2020 election was not mentioned. "That is an impeachable offense". I suggested that Democrats drop the arbitrary schedule of a vote by the end of December and complete their case and this record before voting on any articles of impeachment.

Barry Berke, majority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during Monday's hearing.

After the formal impeachment probe was officially launched in September, the House intelligence committee held a number of both closed-door and public hearings from witnesses, who provided their accounts of the events surrounding the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine. So in terms of pure drama, it was a drop-off after five hearings in the House Intelligence Committee in November that featured plenty of new disclosures by diplomats and former Trump advisers.

From there, the judiciary committee will decide what charges to bring against the president. Schiff is the starting QB for this impeachment effort and you can bet he didn't let this opportunity to weaponize this report to get the ball rolling on the Democrats' impeachment fetish. The constitutional lawyers last week spoke to the standards for impeachment. "Request that Schiff testify at today's impeachment hearing".

Democrats say Trump abused his power in a July 25 phone call when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for a favor in investigating Democrats.

"This pattern of conduct represents a continuing risk to the country". He has violated his most basic responsibilities to the people.

Republicans raised a few objections at the beginning of Monday's daylong hearing, which was also interrupted by one protester.

"He don't even stand behind his report", Collins said.

House Judiciary Committee heads deliver statements in Trump impeachment hearing
It's a key step before determining whether to level charges, known as articles of impeachment , against the president. But there, a two-thirds majority would be needed to remove the president from office.


The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. EST.

During an interview with NBC host Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press," Nadler contended that Trump's re-election may not be "fair" if the House votes to impeach him, but the Republican-controlled Senate acquits him, thereby not removing Trump from office.

In a statement kicking off a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives to weigh the evidence against Trump, judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday there was extensive proof of wrongdoing.

It's a clown show, and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has had enough.

In advance of the hearing, Nadler sent a letter to the White House late Sunday officially forwarding the House intelligence committee's report along with additional evidence supporting impeachment. Gaetz hollered at Nadler.

The GOP says Schiff should testify to Congress about his staff's contact with the person who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump.

There is "no clear evidence of malicious intent" by Trump, Castor said.

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