• What 4 legal scholars told the House Judiciary Committee about Trump and impeachment
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    What 4 legal scholars told the House Judiciary Committee about Trump and impeachment

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The next phase of impeachment comes to order. As Nick Schifrin reports, the partisan fight over the constitutional rationale for removing President Trump from office took center stage. REP. JERROLD NADLER (D-NY): The House Committee on the Judiciary will come to order. NICK SCHIFRIN: It is the most rare hearing the House of Representatives holds. And from the beginning, this impeachment hearing was partisan. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler described President Trump’s actions as unprecedented and grave. REP. JERROLD NADLER: Never before has a president engaged in a course of conduct that included all of the acts that most concerned the framers. NICK SCHIFRIN: The committee’s top Republican,…

  • Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’
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    Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’

    -Can you update us on when you will schedule the contempt vote on AG Barr? And, also, do you agree with Chairman Nadler that the country is currently in a constitutional crisis? -Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler, because the Administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office. Now he’s staked out — because he has seen so much in the committee, the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee and the work that they have done. In terms of timing, when we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. And we’ll just see, because there might be some other contempt-of-Congress issues…