Nancy Pelosi Instructs House Committee Chairs to Move Forward with Impeachment

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Dec 5. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The House Judiciary Committee held its first impeachment inquiry hearing on Wednesday with testimony from four law professors. The three legal scholars brought forward by Democrats testified that President Trump committed a clear abuse of power when he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival. But the law professor called to witness by Republicans said that the Democrats have fallen short of making a case and are attempting to lower the constitutional standards for impeachment. Forum discusses the highly partisan hearing.


Anna Edgerton, politics editor, Bloomberg

Ro Khanna, Representative (D), U.S. Congress, 17th District

David Levine, professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

Amber Phillips, reporter for The Fix, The Washington Post