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IMPEACHMENT POLITICS: What To Expect From President Trump Impeachment Hearings



In a pillared House chamber at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, in the shadow of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections, House Democrats are set to host the first public hearing involving the potential impeachment of a president since November 19, 1998 — and, they insist, they aren’t happy about it.

“It’s a sad day,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, told Fox News on Tuesday. “A calm day. A prayerful day.” For his part, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called the hearings a “solemn undertaking” in a letter to colleagues.

Behind the scenes, House Democrats were predicting a “phenomenal week,” Fox News is told. At the same time, Republicans have been preparing a methodical and vigorous cross-examination of Democrats’ witnesses, whose accounts of President Trump’s alleged wrongdoing have been based largely on hearsay and intuition.

Capitol Hill security officials told Fox News they’re not anticipating the kinds of organized protests that rocked the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh last year, but sources on both sides of the aisle have cautioned that the day will be unpredictable. The proceedings are to be held in the cavernous House Ways and Means Committee hearing room at the Longworth House Office Building.

With the bang of a gavel, Schiff will open the impeachment hearings Wednesday into Trump’s alleged pressure on Ukraine to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s dealings in the country. The former vice president, a Democrat, has boasted about pressuring Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, as his son Hunter Biden held a lucrative role board of a Ukrainian natural gas company despite having little relevant expertise.

A whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ignited the impeachment investigation. During the hearing Wednesday, a key exchange during that 30-minute call, which has been outlined in a Sept. 24 transcript released by the White House, could take center stage. Zelensky has said he felt no pressure during the call.

“I would like you to do us a favor though,” Trump said at one point in the call, after a mention of U.S. military aid to Ukraine. Ukraine apparently was not aware that the U.S. was withholding new military aid until August, approximately two weeks before the U.S. ultimately released the aid and well after Trump’s phone call with Zelensky.

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Spanky Harland
Spanky Harland
7 months ago

and the only person who is really working for the USA is President Donald Trump.

Janice Leighton
Janice Leighton
7 months ago

Adam

Janice Leighton
Janice Leighton
7 months ago

You will be kicked out that chair as fast as possible

Jeri Rogers
Jeri Rogers
7 months ago

Biden openly bragged about doing what President Trump is accused of.

Jeri Rogers
Jeri Rogers
7 months ago

The Republicans have a right to have witnesses. The demons do not want the Republicans to have witnesses. The dems just want to impeach quickly because they know they cannot win an election vs. President Trump.

Jeri Rogers
Jeri Rogers
7 months ago

This is a coup. The dems want it drawn out into the election season. What a bunch of liars.

Sandra Cline
Sandra Cline
7 months ago

It's not going to be a Trump/Pence for 20/20. Haven't you noticed at Trump's rallys that the signs does not have Pence's name on the signs.

Peggy James
Peggy James
7 months ago

THERE ARE LEGAL QUID PRO QUOS AND ILLEGAL QUID PRO QUOS. THOSE TRADING FAVORS WITH CORRUPT FOREIGNERS IN THE PEOPLES HOUSE IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR OWN "extra pocket money" IS CRIMINAL. THESE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS ARE ALL ABOUT ATTACKING THE INNOCENT AND PROTECTING THE REAL CRIMINALS.

Steven Amato
Steven Amato
7 months ago

Democrats have the majority in the house then it goes to the Senate we'll see what happens. I know it's more than just the next president it's going to happen with every president now you set precedent.

Steven Amato
Steven Amato
7 months ago

I think it's fair in every Court you have witnesses for both sides prosecution calls for Witnesses and Witnesses for the defense in every Court you have the right 2 question your accuser now if they don't want to bring in The Whistleblower then Adam Schiff has to go on the stand and swear everything he says is true and you know he don't want to do that.

Peggy James
Peggy James
7 months ago

Horray for loyal patriots such as Kennedy, Jordan, Meadows, Gibbs, Ratcliff, Zeldin et al loyal American conservatives fighting for transparency and accountability. There are a few rinos as well going after the president because they dont want to be revealed either….outrageous that democs allowed to go after the president over their own crimes!!! @ @ Where in the law or constitution does it say because someone is running for the highest office in the land evidence of old $ to play crimes or corruption in the people's house involving foreigners can't be investigated by the boss et al? Schiff, Pelosi,… Read more »

John Dunn
John Dunn
7 months ago

This is exactly why there should be a MAJOR shakeup in the House because NOTHING is getting done …they spend $$$ like drunken sailors … Gees it not our money so spend all you can get away with !

M Ppp
M Ppp
7 months ago

​Armenian Americans elected Adam Schiff from some of the nations largest Armenian population in Pasadena, Glendale and surrounding cities.

PC PersonalCensorship
PC PersonalCensorship
7 months ago

This isn't news, or facts…. it's just opinions and bias conjecture, lame.

Sheryl Moss
Sheryl Moss
7 months ago

Don't forget to hit the like button. I love their live streaming and open comments.

PoGirl
PoGirl
7 months ago

Black Conservative Patriot really explains just how "in our face" fraudulent this impeachment hearing really is.

Лебедева ДАРЬЯ
Лебедева ДАРЬЯ
7 months ago

Путин Путин Путин!Россия Великая!Америка -Подлая и Лживая

Лебедева ДАРЬЯ
Лебедева ДАРЬЯ
7 months ago

Вот Гады! Оставти Мир в покое!!Американский Спрут

Silent Meditation
Silent Meditation
7 months ago

Hey America, hang this up and start enjoying peace under political prophet Trump

Gloria Rider
Gloria Rider
7 months ago

"What a waste of time & money!!"

RoadWary56
RoadWary56
7 months ago

Schiffty looks possessed. What a bunch of scumbags! Get busy and help with the economy Dem hypocrites! Oh….wait please don't try to do us any favors…you'd screw it up anyway. All the Dems now are just destructive. Losers.

Rose Watson
Rose Watson
7 months ago

Schiff has nekkid pitures of trump👀dint ya know?

Rose Watson
Rose Watson
7 months ago

I’ll tell you exactly what to expect from President Trump… His best in our best interest.

Trump 2020
Trump 2020
7 months ago

It won't stand. Criminals aren't allow to practice law…

Trump 2020
Trump 2020
7 months ago

I pray everyone of you blood sucking liars, pay the ult¡m@te price for putting the American people through this bogus evil BS! God bless all good people. Not evil beings!

MrJorjohn
MrJorjohn
7 months ago

Are you not BORED with these retarded democrats and their ludicrous accusations against your elected representative your president? Are they too stupid to realize we the people see this because it is plain and simple? iI think these people are either possessed of a demon or are seriously concerned about maintaining their present income to maintain their way of life

Avigail G.
Avigail G.
7 months ago

TRUMP / PENCE 2020
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

twistoffate
twistoffate
7 months ago

''the republicans want to draw this thing out for as long as possible'' lmfao!!! you mean like how the dems did the fake russia collusion thing. for 2.5 years ''we have solid proof''……but at the end couldn't even come up with evidence.

Debbie
Debbie
7 months ago

Look at our tax dollars go down the drain that could be helping people on welfare homeless people that need medical Democrats are taking this all away from us and you we need to put a stop to this never vote Democrat again their radical and corrupt lie they lie through their teeth

Jun Bu
Jun Bu
7 months ago

Shifty looks like a drug addict his eyes give him away

diana tran
diana tran
7 months ago

Thank you for being our President. I can't wait to vote for you again. I'm sorry you have to put up with this witch hunt again. God bless & protect Mr. President Trump. 🙏

Free Rider
Free Rider
7 months ago

Yeah and the incoming voters to Arizona are Yuck ………….blue !!!!!

Austria Germany
Austria Germany
7 months ago

lisa desjardins has a fake nose looks silly

Tonya Farmer
Tonya Farmer
7 months ago

I don't think the Republicans wanted to go as slow as possible… They want it to be done with!!

joanne morris
joanne morris
7 months ago

history will remember the coward republicans maybe they will not convict in the senate,and maybe the dems will lose the house but at least the dems did the right thing regardless of politics and history will remember that to.the rep want power so bad they will sell out our country for it.

Adolf Galland
Adolf Galland
7 months ago

Dems: Coup by Christmas… Trump: Dems done by Nov.. MAGA part Deu Trump 2020

Buay Buay
Buay Buay
7 months ago

Trump 2Q2Q

Vincent Williams
Vincent Williams
7 months ago

Trump has 2020. They need to hang it up.

American Patriot
American Patriot
7 months ago

It ain't going anywhere! Pelosi and Schiff are a disgrace!

American Patriot
American Patriot
7 months ago

Schiff is a disgrace! He needs to be impeached himself!

Robbert James
Robbert James
7 months ago

Yah….more BS The Dems want this to drag on until the 2020 election

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