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Three law experts to U.S. House committee: president should be removed

THE impeachment investigation into Donald Trump has entered a new phase as the House Judiciary Committee began hearings into his conduct.
Four experts on constitutional law, three picked by Democrats and one by the Republicans, are giving their take on whether he should be impeached.
The lone Republican-backed professor said Trump’s actions were wrong, but not impeachable.
The other three have said there is no doubt that his actions require removal.
The impeachment process began in September after an anonymous whistleblower complained to Congress about a July phone call by Trump to the president of Ukraine, in which Trump appeared to tie U.S. military assistance to Ukraine launching investigations which would help him politically.
The White House has denied allegations made by Democrats – that Trump put his own personal political interests “above the national interests of the United States” by soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 US elections, as the 300-page intelligence committee report argues.
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After the report’s release on Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said it “utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing”.
Speaking from the UK, where he is attending a NATO summit, Trump questioned the patriotism of Democrats. “You almost question whether or not they love our country and that’s a very serious thing: Do they love our country?” he said yesterday.
Among formal impeachment charges expected to be considered by the judiciary committee are abuse of power, obstruction of justice and contempt of Congress.
Law professors chosen by the Democrats are Stanford University’s Pamela Karlan, Harvard University’s Professor Noah Feldman and from the University of North Carolina, Michael Gerhardt.
George Washington University’s Jonathan Turley was picked by Republicans.
The lawyers will interpret the impeachment clause of the constitution, which allows for presidents to be removed from office due to “high crimes and misdemeanours”.
The White House was invited to participate in the hearing, but on Sunday declared that they would not send any administration officials to attend.

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