WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three constitutional law experts called by Democrats will testify on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s actions concerning Ukraine represented impeachable offenses as the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began proceedings expected to end in charges against Trump. Witness Jonathan Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School, takes his papers from his briefcase as he prepares to testify at the start of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment Inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner A fourth law professor, chosen by Republican lawmakers, said in prepared testimony that the impeachment inquiry lacked testimony from people with direct knowledge of the events and that current evidence did not show that Trump had committed “a clear criminal act,” according to written opening remarks prepared for the committee. Watch the impeachment hearing live, click: here An impeachment inquiry launched by the Democratic-led House in September focuses on the Republican president’s request that Ukraine announce investigations that could harm Democratic political rival Joe Biden. After more than two months of investigation, the committee will hold a hearing to examine whether Trump’s actions qualify as the “high… Read full this story
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