Donald Trump

From evidence to law: Impeachment saga shifts to new venue

Posted On: Dec 5, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A different chairman. A committee twice the size. A shift from evidence to law.
Wednesday's Judiciary Committee hearing was full of signs that the impeachment of President Donald Trump is advancing away from the drama of his Ukraine conduct toward the grave business of approving charges against him. That meant turning from tales of international intrigue and shadow diplomacy to scholarly talk about what the founders meant when they wrote the impeachment standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors” into the Constitution.
For a change, the famously combative Judiciary Committee plunged through the proceedings with comity and restraint. Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on the hot seat to deliver experts who say Trump's behavior is impeachable, gaveled the committee through a handful of objections and roll call votes. For long stretches, 41 of the the fiercest partisans in the House sat through the professors' testimony as quietly as church mice.
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