On Monday the House Judiciary Committee will hold it’s second Impeachment Inquiry Hearing regarding President Donald Trump.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) posted notice of the hearing on December 5th explaining that the Committee would “receive presentations from counsels to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee, as authorized by the House of Representatives under H. Res. 660 related to the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.”
As with the first hearing held on December 4th, under H. Res. 660, the President and his counsel were invited to attend.
On December 6th, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone sent Nadler a one page letter calling the Impeachment Inquiry “baseless,” and called for House Democrats to “end this inquiry now and not waste even more time with additional hearings.”
The White House doesn’t specifically say they aren’t participating in Monday’s @HouseJudiciary impeachment hearing, but suffice to say from this letter they will not —> pic.twitter.com/wcUCzIJgmK— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) December 6, 2019
On Saturday the House Judiciary Committee released a detailed report composed by the Majority Staff, that explains the “history, purpose and meaning of the Constitution’s Impeachment Clause and addresses legal questions “about the impeachment process and rebuts false claims about impeachment.”
Nadler offered the following statement regarding the release of the report:
The Framers worst nightmare is what we are facing in this very moment. President Trump abused his power, betrayed our national security, and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain. The Constitution details only one remedy for this misconduct: impeachment. The safety and security of our nation, our democracy, and future generations hang in the balance if we do not address this misconduct. In America, no one is above the law, not even the President.Nadler Statement 12/7/19.
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dough Collins (R-GA) issued a statement demanding that Nadler postpone after “loads of documents,” were transmitted to Republicans on the eve of the Impeachment hearing.
Chairman Nadler has no choice but to postpone Monday’s hearing in the wake of a last-minute document transmission that shows just how far Democrats have gone to pervert basic fairness.https://t.co/iGBGrgFAYq— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) December 7, 2019
According to a statement also released on Saturday, Monday’s hearing will proceed in two phases:
First, Majority and Minority counsel for the Judiciary Committee will present opening statements for up to one hour, equally divided. Second, Majority and Minority counsel for the Intelligence Committee will present for up to 90 minutes, equally divided. Majority and Minority counsel for the Intelligence Committee will then take questions from the Committee.House Judiciary Committee statement.
Counsel for the Judiciary Committee (Majority) Barry Berke.
Counsel for the Judiciary Committee (Minority) Stephen Castor.
Counsel for the House Intelligence Committee (Majority) Dan Goldman.
Counsel for the House Intelligence Committee (Minority) Stephen Castor.
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I hope we are all rested up as Maddow Blog explained on Friday, Monday is packed.
Rest up this weekend. Next week starts at a sprint. pic.twitter.com/SmH5MSy0QA— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) December 7, 2019
For more documents regarding the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry @ Just Security.