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Impeachment inquiry: Trump’s actions constitute bribery, says witness – live

Impeachment inquiry: Trump’s actions constitute bribery, says witness – live



Law professor said Trump’s actions toward Ukraine meet constitutional definition of bribery, adding credibility to Democrats’ use of termHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 6.02pm GMT Paul Taylor, a longtime Republican staffer on the House judiciary committee, is now posing questions to the legal experts testifying today. (Well, so far he has only posed questions to the one witness Republicans called — deploying the same strategy that Democrats pursued.)Paul Taylor is the GOP’s counsel for this round of questioning with the Judiciary Cmte. Has been w/cmte for 2 decades 6.00pm GMT White House counsel Pat Cipollone is on Capitol Hill today, although he is not participating in the House judiciary committee’s impeachment hearing. The president was given the option to have a lawyer represent him at today’s hearing, but the White House declined to do so.White House Counsel Pat Cipollone chatting with Sen. Burr ahead of GOP caucus lunch today pic.twitter.com/RJRvmH6sUB Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-12-04 18:02:45

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