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Impeachment Hearings Are a Clash of the Legal Scholars!

The first day of hearings in the next phase of the impeachment of Donald Trump turned out to be a clash of legal scholars.

The hearings before the Judiciary Committee were little more than a continuation of the partisan one-upmanship that has marked the impeachment process from the beginning.

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Legal scholars invited to testify sparred during the hearing about whether President Trump has committed impeachable offenses — with witnesses called by the Democrats insisting Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors and the sole Republican witness arguing the case is “woefully inadequate” and “dangerous.”

The House Judiciary Committee hearing set the stage for the next phase of the Democratic-led House impeachment inquiry, with legal professors from top law schools around the country making the case that the president did abuse the office of the presidency. Republicans pushed back hard against those experts, accusing the three witnesses called by Democrats of espousing anti-Trump views and being biased against the president.

Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan, Harvard Law professor, and Bloomberg columnist Noah Feldman and University of North Carolina Law Professor Michael Gerhardt — all witnesses called by Democrats on the committee — did not hesitate on Wednesday to call Trump’s actions impeachable. One, even saying that if the Founding Fathers had been present in the Chamber, they would have found Trump guilty, and want him removed from office!

“On its own, soliciting the leader of a foreign government in order to announce investigations of political rivals and perform those investigations would constitute a high crime and misdemeanor,” Feldman said in his opening statement, adding that the president’s move to withhold critical military aid to Ukraine and a White House meeting with Zelensky in exchange for the announcement of those investigations are both acts that “constitute impeachable high crimes.”

Karlan and Gerhardt echoed a similar sentiment, with Gerhardt claiming that the president has committed “several impeachable offenses,” including obstruction of justice and a “pattern of abusing” his office.

“If Congress fails to impeach here, then the impeachment process has lost all meaning,” Gerhardt said.

But Jonathan Turley, a law professor from George Washington University Law School and the sole witness called by Republicans on the Judiciary Committee for the hearing, argued the opposite.

“One can oppose President Trump’s policies or actions but still conclude that the current legal case for impeachment is not just woefully inadequate, but in some respects, dangerous, as the basis for the impeachment of an American president,” Turley said in his opening statement.

“I am concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence and an abundance of anger,” Turley continued. “If the House proceeds solely on the Ukrainian allegations, this impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments as the shortest proceeding, with the thinnest evidentiary record, and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president.”

The White House was quick to dismiss the testimony of the three Democratic witnesses.

“3 of 4 ‘experts’ in this sham hearing have known biases against @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. “Not only is @POTUS given no rights in this process, the Dems’ ‘witnesses’ made up their minds long before today. The people of this country are being cheated of a Congress who works for them.”

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  • Omega 2
    7 December 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    LEGAL SCHOLARS? WHERE? I only saw one at the NADLER CIRCUS ON MONDAY! TURLEY WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS IT RIGHT! THE OTHER 3 ARD NURDS AND IDIOTS TEACHING CRAP TO OUR KIDS FOR $ 60,000 BUCKS A YEAR ON HOW TO HATE THE UNION OF THE REPUBLIC LAWS THAT HAVE KEPT THIS COUNTRY GREAT FOR OVER 275 YEARS!

  • barto
    7 December 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    The “Three” were “Stooges for the DEMOCRAT PARTY”, The lone so-called Republican was the only one that saw a real danger in this POLITICAL PROCESS!

  • Evelyn Fallahee
    7 December 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    They all (Democrats) need to be in prison.

    Trump 2020

  • derek blurb
    7 December 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    What House of Representatives? This institution for the aged is packed with geriatrics in this business not to represent the suckers who elected them, but to pad their bank accounts.

  • Bill
    7 December 2019 at 7:38 pm
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    Appears to me all of these “legal scholars” missed out on a high school Civics class on how the governemnt i set up andthat it is illegal do doctor video evidence but most importantly we Americans are entitled to having rebuttal with the prosecutural evidence and to demand and get their own witnewsses present and testifying

  • Spike
    7 December 2019 at 8:58 pm
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    Well, one thing we know is that the congresspersons hand picked their three “lawyers” carefully being sure they were as Trump hating as Adam and Jerry. They would never have picked another Liberal Democrat, Jonathon Turley, because his reputation would have preceded him, as one of absolute integrity! When he speaks on legal issues, he doesn’t consider whether the person involved is of his Political leaning or not – he interprets the LAW honestly! Never would the likes of Adam and Jerry who have lived by the lie (Adam) nor Jerry, who willy-nilly simply makes a u-turn in his own opinions on impeachment where this president is concerned. The only thing that could keep this going from his Campaign, through the FBI spying, wire tapping, through Mueller who, even with his Attack Dog prosecutor who was put in charge could find nothing, to this farcical, ongoing, keep digging until we find something – anything, is that he upsets their crooked dealings, money handling, enriching themselves and family on the tax payers’ back apple cart. Nothing else makes sense! And in getting to this place, I think there are a number of them that are in serious legal jeopardy!

  • Spike
    7 December 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    Jonathon Turley, well known as a Liberal Democrat, but the Republicans would have no reservations about calling a man known for his absolute integrity. He never gives a legal opinion based upon his political leanings. I feel certain he would be even more careful and exacting when the political ends are to destroy a man.

  • Nr
    8 December 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    These treasonous hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

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