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Trump impeachment inquiry: House judiciary committee holds first public hearing – live

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Hearing will feature testimony from a panel of legal experts on the constitutional standard for impeaching a presidentHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 4.46pm GMT Harvard law professor Noah Feldman warned that the US would turn into a monarchy if its presidents cannot be impeached for using the office for personal or political gain.Constitutional scholar Noah Feldman: “If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship.” https://t.co/T7ONhXv599 #ImpeachmentHearings pic.twitter.com/bu9dGqsuvp 4.43pm GMT Democratic counsel Norm Eisen pressed Jonathan Turley, the only legal expert called to testify by Republican members of the House judiciary committee, about his Wall Street Journal op-ed on the impeachment inquiry.Eisen noted that Turley, who has argued that Trump’s actions in the Ukraine controversy do not meet the constitutional standard for impeachment, wrote in the op-ed, “There is much that is worthy of investigation in the Ukraine scandal, and it is true that impeachment doesn’t require a crime.” Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-12-04 16:46:36

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