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Articles of impeachment formally unveiled against Donald J. Trump

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The last few weeks have been nothing sort of a roller-coaster thanks to the impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committee.

If you haven’t had the chance to watch them in full, here are some links to refresh your memory:

House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Hearings:

Day 1. Witnesses include Bill Taylor, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.

Day 2. Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine

Day 3: Williams, Vindman, Volker and Morrison testify

Day 4. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. , Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, and David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs.

Day 5. Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia. David Holmes, State Department Official.

House Judiciary Committee:

Day 1: Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman, Stanford University professor Pamela S. Karlan; University of North Carolina law professor Michael Gerhardt; George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley.

Day 2: Democratic and Republican lawyers from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, Mr. Daniel Goldman and Mr. Stephen Castor.

The full summary of these hearings can be shortened to a two minute video by U.S Representative Eric Swalwell.

Today, and after a lot of evidence, the House Democrats have finally put forward two articles of impeachment. It is important to note that the evidence doesn’t come solely from the witnesses that testified in the hearings. Some of the hearings happened behind closed doors and other documentation was also obtained as part of the investigation such as phone records.

The two articles of impeachment center on two specific points: abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

Article 1 of Impeachment process : Abuse of Power
Article 2 of impeachment process: Obstruction of Congress

The next step of this process will be the Senate.

Update 12-12-2019: House Judiciary Committee Debates on Articles of Impeachment

Day 1- Part 1

Day 1 – Part 2

https://www.c-span.org/video/?467314-1/day-2-house-judiciary-debates-articles-impeachment#

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