The start of open hearings in the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump on Wednesday will give the American public their first chance to witness live the explosive showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the US leader’s future.
The hearing before the House Intelligence Committee marks the second phase of the impeachment investigation into allegations that Trump abused his powers by seeking help for his 2020 reelection campaign from Ukraine.
Trump is under threat of becoming only the third president in US history to be impeached — formally charged with violating his duties as president or committing crimes, and placed on trial in the Senate.
With Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, impeachment appears highly likely, as soon as the end of 2019.
But the Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, a bulwark against him being convicted and removed from office — unless they turn against him.
There is still much to do, but analysts believe the entire process could be completed before the end of January.
On Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee takes the impeachment investigation public after six weeks of closed-door depositions from White House, State Department and other officials.
Those depositions have already painted a fairly complete picture of how Trump and aides, including personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, pressured Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations that could conceivably find political dirt against the Democrats and Trump’s possible 2020 election rival Joe Biden.
The world is watching, in our countries this is normal , that’s why they call us “ banana republic “ but I never witnessed this level of impunity, your President lies a lot and will be imposible to put all the things that he says in one post , so I will to mention the las stupid thing he said, there was the 100 hundred anniversary of something about women vote (my English is not good ) and he says …..why they didn’t do nothing about it , ………maybe because when there was another president , there was not 100 years yet ?
The Republicans act like a gang , no even Mafia , like a gang , no love to their country, put those guys un their oat and get the true
LOL.. Exculpatory means..
Both need to go to prison along with Mulvaney and Pompeo.
Thieves and ‘honor’..
Trump impeachment hearing offers universal anti-corruption lesson
Rachel Maddow shares an answer from State Department official George Kent at today’s public House impeachment hearing that sums up the theme of what Americans have learned from the impeachment process so far: “You can’t promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people.”
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If you would do a new one in the morning, it would be greatly appreciated.🤗🤗
We’re already over 100 comments on this one today.👏👏👏
Rep Welch fried his a** but good! 😂
Dr Pepper and chocolate chip cookies…..
Slivered almonds and kombucha.
We’ll believe it when we see it..
Uh huh 😒
Jim Jordan making a fool of himself
The endless neurosis of a very guilty man with something to hide..
Radcliffe tried hard to stop Taylor from saying he’s not here to determine if treason/crimes were committed. Radcliffe didn’t want that soundbite. LOL! But he got it anyway!
It’s hard for Castor. Corruption to the bone…
Nunes with ass clowning because he knows testimony from Bill Taylor has been devastating. #ImpeachmentHearings
We’re gonna have a Pelosi Administration. Who knew but God!
JAIL! Lock him up! #Perjury
The Committee Counsel doing the questioning now is Daniel Goldman, who cut his teeth doing Mob prosecutions.
TAYLOR TOOK NOTES ON ALL THE CONVERSATIONS!
Taylor and the Lt. Colonel with his notes….
I swear…the professional civil service might be what pushes this through.
Ambassador Taylor is very impressive.. He appears to be everything we’d all desperately hoped Mueller would be..
Principled, honorable, fearless.. A consummate professional, of that old school variety..
Extra, extra points for clearly loving, respecting and honoring his wife..
They must have told him that they’re not renewing his contract 😒😒
Taylor is killing it!
Rep. Schiff had a good opening statement. I’m impressed with him over time, how focused he is. He’s a formidable opponent for the GOP clowns.
This witch here….
Key feature of Trump impeachment witness testimony: expertise
Rachel Maddow reports on the expertise of the first two witnesses in the Donald Trump impeachment hearings, diplomat William Taylor and State Department official George Kent, and what might be expected from their testimony based on the transcripts of their interviews with the House impeachment inquiry.
Two shady criminals.
Schedule set for public hearings in Trump impeachment
Rachel Maddow reports on the plan for the first day of public hearings in the impeachment of Donald Trump, as well as the longer term schedule for witnesses in the coming days.
We are finally here. Thank God for this day.