First Lady To Impeachment Witness Pamela Karlan: ‘You should be ashamed.’

First Lady To Impeachment Witness Pamela Karlan: ‘You should be ashamed.’

First Lady To Impeachment Witness Pamela Karlan: ‘You should be ashamed.’

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on Twitter called Karlan "classless".

At the same time Vice President Mike Pence was huddling with House Republicans on Capitol Hill.

"I'm keeping all of my options until I'm done reading the report", Katko said.

Often invoking the difference between a monarchy and a democracy, three experts testified that they believed Trump's conduct deserved impeachment, while one disagreed, telling the committee he was anxious the proceedings against Trump would lower the bar for impeachment in the future. The Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, making it nearly certain Mr. Trump will be acquitted and will continue as president. "So I'm insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don't care about those facts".

The scholars chosen by the Democrats argue that what Trump is alleged to have done rises to the level of "high crimes and misdemeanors" - the standard set by the U.S. Constitution to impeach a president.

Witnesses told the House Intelligence Committee that Trump tried to convince Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democrats in exchange for a White House visit and the release of almost $400 million in military aid. "This was about injuring someone the President thought of as a particularly hard opponent".

The former Florida politician accused Pence and Melaniaof being hypocrites: "By the way, Melania Trump, I'm still waiting for her to ask her husband to apologize for face-shaming my wife, lying about my wife, saying that she was bleeding badly from a facelift, taking a personal conversation, a private conversation and she never - never did anything".

But another professor, Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, is warning against trying to impeach Trump. "It was wrong of me to do that", Karlan told the House Judiciary panel.

Trump has dismissed the impeachment inquiry as a partisan witch hunt.

A former president can actually be impeached.

"They already gave up on the ridiculous Mueller "stuff", so now they hang their hats on two totally appropriate (perfect) phone calls with the Ukrainian President". The solicitation was made in the course of the president's official duties.

His comments come the same day the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing of the impeachment inquiry to begin the process of drafting articles of impeachment.

Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY says that if Congress doesn't hold Trump in check now, he "will nearly certainly try again to solicit interference in the election for his personal political gain".

In front of the House Judiciary Committee, Karlan addressed the ranking member directly for his opening statement that questioned her ability to fully digest the transcripts of yesterday's hearing. The notice also says that presentations will be given by counsels representing both Democrats and Republicans from both committees.

Republicans are expected to raise a number of procedural objections during the hearing to protest the inquiry.

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