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Of founders and findings: What to watch on impeachment

Added 12-04-19 02:22:01am EST - “Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Of founders and findings: What to watch on impeachment ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavels open Wednesday’s impeachment hearings against the nation’s 45th president, he’ll launch the business of actually writing an indictment against Donald Trump.

The question is no longer whether to impeach Trump. It’s on what charges - abuse of power or obstruction or both - and the strength of the Democrats’ case that Trump’s pressure on Ukraine was not just improper but impeachable.

Lots of high-minded talk about the Constitution and the nation’s founders is expected. But impeachment is inherently a political act, at no time more than now on the cusp of the 2020 elections.

The House intelligence committee on Tuesday voted to send its landmark report on Trump’s conduct to the Judiciary Committee, which will write the articles of impeachment against Trump.

At its heart, the 300-page report produced by Chairman Adam Schiff’s panel lays out the case that Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and obstructed Congress by stonewalling the proceedings like no other president in history.

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