4 Takeaways From the Judiciary Committee's First Impeachment Hearing

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4 Takeaways From the Judiciary Committee's First Impeachment Hearing

4 Takeaways From the Judiciary Committee's First Impeachment Hearing.

1.

These impeachment 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'.

2.

Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan provided fiery testimony.

Prof. Karlan ridiculed Rep.

Doug Collins (R., GA) for suggesting that she hadn't fully prepared for her testimony.

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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' .

3.

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.

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Despite his political leanings, Turley's assessment is that an impeachment of Trump is not warranted.

4.

An argument against impeachment has to do with the speed of the proceedings.

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.”

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