Scholars Call Trump’s Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power
Democratic counsel Norm Eisen questioned Noah Feldman, a Harvard law professor, Pamela S. Karlan, a Stanford law professor, Michael Gerhardt, a University of North Carolina law professor, and Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor on Dec. 4.
The questioning came on the first day of public hearings by the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. In response to questions, Feldman, Karlan and Gerhardt clarified that they all think Trump committed impeachable offenses. They also expounded on the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” which are grounds for impeachment.
Rep. Ted Lieu’s full questioning of legal experts.
The questioning came on the first day of public hearings by the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The focus of the Judiciary hearing, which came after the House Intelligence Committee had hearings in late November, is to define the grounds for a presidential impeachment.
Trump impeachment inquiry: House judiciary committee holds first hearing. | Full
The House judiciary committee hears testimony from a panel of legal experts on the constitutional standard for impeaching a president.
House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry hearings – Day 1
The House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on the Trump impeachment inquiry. Four legal scholars, three selected by Democrats and one chosen by Republicans, will testify. The Post’s Libby Casey will be joined by reporters Amber Phillips, Shane Harris and Rhonda Colvin.
All four constitutional scholars testifying are law professors. Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman, Stanford University professor Pamela S. Karlan and University of North Carolina law professor Michael Gerhardt were chosen by Democrats. George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley, was selected by Republicans.