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House Judiciary Committee holds first impeachment hearing

December 6, 2019

Via: Jurist

Four legal scholars appeared before the US House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to help guide the conversation on the constitutional standard for impeachment.

On Tuesday the Intelligence Committee concluded their investigation and approved a report recommending impeachment. Wednesday’s hearings mark a new phase in the impeachment process as the Judiciary Committee decides whether to draft articles of impeachment, and if so, what to include in the articles.

Three of the legal scholars, Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School; Pamela Karlan of Stanford University; and Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, agreed that there are grounds for impeachment based on the information available in the Intelligence Committee Report and the Mueller Report.

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