4 Takeaways From the Judiciary Committee's First Impeachment Hearing
4 Takeaways From the
First Impeachment Hearing.
hearings may include
portions of the Mueller Report.
In his opening statements,
Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler
gave a nod to the portions of the Mueller
report concerning obstruction of justice.
President Trump took extraordinary and unprecedented steps to obstruct the investigation ... Then, as now, this administration’s level of obstruction is without precedent, Jerry Nadler, House Judiciary Committee Chairman,
via 'The Washington Post'.
Stanford Law Professor
Pamela Karlan provided fiery testimony.
Prof. Karlan ridiculed
Doug Collins (R., GA)
for suggesting that she hadn't
fully prepared for her testimony.
Mr. Collins, I would like to say to you, sir, ... I would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts.
So I’m insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor, I don’t care about those facts, Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law Professor,
via 'The Washington Post' .
The GOP's only witness
is not a Trump supporter.
George Washington University law
professor Jonathan Turley stated that he
voted against Trump in 2016.
Despite his political leanings,
Turley's assessment is that an
impeachment of Trump is not warranted.
An argument against
impeachment has to do
with the speed of
In his statement, Turley asked committee
Democrats, "Why do you want to set the
record for the fastest impeachment?
Fast is not good for impeachment.”