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Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, December 4, 2019   [open pdf - 55MB]

This is the December 4, 2019 hearing on "Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," held before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. From the Opening Statement of Jerrold Nadler: "This is the first hearing we are conducting pursuant to House Resolution 660 and the special Judiciary Committee procedures that are described in section 4(a) of that resolution. […] On July 25th, President Trump called President Zelensky of Ukraine and, in President Trump's words, asked him for a favor. That call was part of a concerted effort by the President and his men to solicit a personal advantage in the next election, this time in the form of an investigation of his political adversaries by a foreign government. To obtain that private political advantage, President Trump withheld both an official White House meeting from the newly elected President of a fragile democracy and withheld vital military aid from a vulnerable ally. [...] Today, we will begin our conversation where we should, with the text of the Constitution. We are empowered to recommend the impeachment of President Trump to the House if we find that he has committed treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Noah Feldman, Pamela S. Karlan, Michael Gerhardt, and Jonathan Turley.

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Serial No. 116-67
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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