The House Judiciary Committee will launch its first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump this week.
The hearing will feature several legal scholars who will testify about “the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment.”
It will start at 10 a.m. ET. Scroll down to read more about everything we know so far and what to expect this week.
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On Wednesday, December 4, the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first public hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
At the outset of the investigation in late September, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi designated Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to lead the inquiry, which at that point was focused on the contents of a whistleblower complaint about a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The complaint detailed concerns that Trump, days after withholding a nearly $400 million military-aid package previously appropriated by Congress, used the call with Zelensky to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, as well as a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.
Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil-and-gas company, from 2014 to 2019. Trump and his allies have, without evidence, accused Biden of using his power as vice president to urge Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma in order to protect Hunter.
The intelligence committee held a number of public and private hearings over the last month with more than a dozen fact witnesses, all of whom were career, nonpartisan national security and foreign service officers. Their testimony painted a damning picture of Trump’s months-long effort to force Ukraine …read more
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