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House Judiciary Committee Releases 658-Page Impeachment Report

House Judiciary Committee Releases 658-Page Impeachment Report
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By    |   Monday, 16 December 2019 07:01 AM

The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released the committee's 658-page report on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump shortly after midnight Monday, laying out its rationale for the charges and accusing Trump of betraying the nation for his political gain.

The massive document includes the majority opinion that Trump is a threat to the Constitution and should be removed from office. It makes the Democrat majority's case that Trump first solicited Ukraine's interference in the 2020 election, and then obstructed Congress' impeachment inquiry into his conduct, reports The Washington Times.

Nadler, D-N.Y., also included the Republican minority's opinion that the case for impeaching Trump is "not only weak but dangerously lowers the bar for future impeachments."

It also levels the accusation that Trump "betrayed the nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections."

On Friday, the committee voted along party lines by 23-17 to forward the two articles of impeachment to the full House for a vote that is expected to approve sending the case to the Senate. 

Democrats claim in their argument that Trump pushed Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, during a phone call on July 25 to open probes into former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, and his son Hunter, over his involvement in Ukrainian energy giant Burisma. The case also claims Trump used using Congress-approved military aid and a meeting between Trump and Zelenskiy as leverage.

The obstruction case claims Trump has refused to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, including instructing his staff not to provide documents or to testify during congressional hearings. 

Republicans say Trump had the right to determine if Ukrainian corruption had been addressed before he allowed the millions of dollars in taxpayers' money to be released. They also insist that there was no quid pro quo involved in the matter, as the military aid was eventually released in September, and that Zelenskiy ended up meeting with Trump at the United Nations. 

Trump has strongly denied wrongdoing, and Zelenskiy has commented that he does not feel the president pressured him.

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The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released the committee's 658-page report on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump shortly after midnight Monday, laying out its rationale for the charges and accusing Trump of betraying the nation for...
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