House Judiciary Committee impeachment report ignores ‘expert’ witnesses

House Judiciary Committee impeachment report ignores ‘expert’ witnesses
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The House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment report Saturday on the constitutional and legal grounds for impeachment failed to cite any of the testimony from the “expert” witnesses who testified on Wednesday.

The report, signed by 20 members of the Democratic majority staff, appears to have been written in advance of that hearing. It was also prepared in advance of any evidentiary hearings in the committee, which are scheduled to begin Monday.

The report includes a caveat that its view are those of the staff, not the committee’s elected members.

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One witness, University of North Carolina Law School professor Michael Gerhardt, is cited in the report, but the references are to his prior publications, not to his testimony in the hearing with two other Democratic witnesses.

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