Legal Scholars Say Trump Has Committed Impeachable Offenses At Judiciary Hearing | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/05/2019

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Three prominent legal scholars, invited to testify by House Democrats, said that President Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine meet the constitutional definition of impeachable offenses, as the process moved to the House Judiciary Committee today, while he Republican’s lone witness dismissed the D...



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Tonight, house democrats leaning on history to make their case for impeaching president trump. If what we're talking about is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable inviting a panel of constitutional scholars to bolster their investigation. President trump has committed impeachable, high crimes and misdemeanors by corruptly abusing the office of the presidency. What has happened in the case ...
oday is something that i do not think we have ever seen before a president who has doubled down on violating his oath to faithfully execute the laws. Three of the democrats, experts arguing the president's alleged misconduct, pressuring ukraine's leader to investigate the president's political rival. Joe biden is grounds for removal. The republicans lone witness dismissing the democrats, caseas wafer-thin, i'm concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence and an abundance of anger. Democrats emphasizing the urgency for action. If we do not act to hold him in check now, president trump will almost certainly try again to solicit interference in the election, but the top republican doug collins appearing exasperated attacked the inquiry as a partisan sham. It didn't start with malware. It didn't start with a phone call, you know where they started. It started with tears in brooklyn in november 2016, with democrats eyeing an impeachment vote before christmas, republicans say they're focusing on the calendar, not the facts.

This is a fast impeachment. I would argue: it's not a fastimpeachment, it's a pre-determined impeachment the tone not always scholarly professor pamela carlin, taking offense to the republicans assertion. The experts have not done their homework. I would like to say to you, sir, that i read transcripts of every one of the witnesses i'm insulted by the suggestion. That is a law professor. I don't care about those facts later carlin, drawing criticism for invoking president trump's thirteen-year-old son to make her point that a president is not a king. The constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. So while the president can name his son barron, he can't make him a baron. The first lady tweeting pamela carlin. You should be ashamed, carlin later apologizing iwant to apologize for what i said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that. All of it coming is rudy giuliani, the president's personal lawyer already under scrutiny for his role in the pressure campaign on ukraine.

He is back in eastern europe. According to the new york times, meeting with an austin ukrainian prosecutor, as giuliani again tries to dig up dirt on the president's political rivals, all right, peter sir. What'S next in this impeachment process, yeah lester after today's marathon hearing house democrats are trying to keep to a short timeline to review the evidence, draft articles of impeachment and vote all in the next two and a half weeks. Heynbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel, subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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