Pelosi fires back at reporter who asks if she ‘hates’ Trump

Schiff sends sharp warning to Americans that don't care

White House Won’t Participate in Next Impeachment Hearing

The impeachment fight undertaken by House Democrats is unfolding even as the Republican president is running for re-election in 2020.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said immediately after Mrs Pelosi's remarks that Democrats "should be ashamed".

Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, with members of the committee, speaking during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing quickly exploded into partisan infighting. Republicans control the Senate and have shown little support for Trump's removal.

"President Trump has gone.to the courts", Turley said.

Impeachment hearings continued Wednesday with four legal scholars testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.

Yesterday's debate in the House Judiciary Committee centered around two different approaches: The broad Constitutional view that the term encompasses efforts to trade official actions for private benefits, and the narrower modern-day definition used by federal prosecutors in criminal cases.

"Do you hate the president, Madam Speaker?" the reporter asked.

"Our democracy is what is at stake".

"The president's conduct described by the testimony embodies the (US Constitution's) framers' concern that a sitting president would corruptly abuse the powers of office to distort the outcome of a presidential election in his favor", Harvard University law professor Noah Feldman told the panel.

Karlan is in favour of President Donald Trump being impeached.

House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump in September.

Karlan later apologized for her comment, announcing, "I must articulate regret for what i said earlier in regards to the President's son, it became inferior of me to attain that". "Wouldn't you know in your gut that such a president had abused his office, betrayed the national interest and tried to corrupt the electoral process?"

"Unless you're really good on TV or watching the hearings over the last couple of weeks, you couldn't have possibly, actually digested the Adam Schiff report from yesterday or the Republican response in any real way", Collins said. The Senate then acquitted Clinton in 1999, leaving him in office.

"If what we are talking about is not impeachable, nothing is impeachable", Gerhardt said. "I still pray for the president", she added. "That's the type of political shenanigans that are going to go on here to undermine the election of 2016", Biggs said.

"The power to impeach includes the power to investigate, but, if the president can stymie this House's impeachment inquiry, he can eliminate the impeachment power as a means for holding him and future presidents accountable for serious misconduct", Gerhardt said.

Following the announcement, Mr Trump tweeted that the Democrats were seeking an impeachment "over NOTHING", saying his phone calls to the Ukrainian president were "totally appropriate (perfect)".

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