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House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing in Impeachment Inquiry

HeadlineDec 02, 2019

On Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. The hearing will feature legal experts testifying about the nature of impeachment and the constitutional standard for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The impeachment hearings center on whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine in order to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The White House says neither President Trump nor his lawyer will attend Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing. The White House also tried to slander the impeachment process as unfair, even though the Democrats said inviting Trump and his lawyers to participate was an attempt to afford Trump due process. The House Intelligence Committee will also release its report this week summarizing its investigation.

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