Second Hearing On The Trump Impeachment Inquiry, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
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On Monday, December 9, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee held its second hearing on the Trump impeachment inquiry, started at 9:00 am ET.
If you need a refresher on the first hearing on the Trump impeachment inquiry, please click HERE.
Watch live analysis from The Washington Post as the House Judiciary Committee holds its second hearing on the Trump impeachment inquiry. Daniel Goldman, the Democrat’s lawyer, and Stephen R. Castor, the Republicans’ lawyer, testified beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern. The Post’s Libby Casey was joined by reporters Elise Viebeck, Robyn Dixon, Sarah Ellison and Rhonda Colvin, in the video “LIVE NOW, Trump impeachment inquiry: The second House Judiciary Committee hearing“, below:
Key Findings, below:
- President Trump used the power of his office to pressure and induce the newly-elected president of Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election for President Trump’s personal and political benefit.
- In order to increase the pressure on Ukraine to announce the politically motivated investigations that President Trump wanted, he withheld a coveted Oval Office meeting and $391 million of essential military assistance from Ukraine.
- President Trump’s conduct sought to undermine our free and fair elections and posed an imminent threat to our national security.
- Faced with the revelation of his pressure campaign against Ukraine, President Trump directed an unprecedented effort to obstruct Congress’ impeachment inquiry into his conduct.
According to Daniel Goldman, Democratic counsel, “Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, abused the power of his office, the American presidency, for his political and personal benefit….”
The DOJ Inspector General’s report rebuts President Donald Trump’s depiction of the investigation of his campaign as a politically biased plot against him. The report concluded the FBI and DOJ were justified in launching their probe because of evidence the Russian government was trying to infiltrate the Trump campaign as part of its efforts to influence the election. Frank Figliuzzi joins Nicolle Wallace to discuss, in the video “Contradicting Trump, DOJ Report Finds Russia Probe Was Justified, MSNBC“, below:
The Justice Department’s inspector general found that the FBI properly opened its investigation into Russian election interference but said there were major errors in how the agency conducted the probe, in the video “Inspector general: FBI properly opened its investigation“, below:
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has released a highly anticipated report about the basis for the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN to discuss the main takeaways, in the video “Justice Department Inspector General finds FBI’s Trump-Russia probe was justified, despite seriou….“, below:
Julia Ainsley, Frank Figliuzzi, and Chuck Rosenberg join Nicolle Wallace to discuss AG Barr’s response to the IG report that contradicts President Trump’s depiction of a politically biased plot against him, in the “AG Barr Rejects Own Watchdog’s Findings Backing Opening Of Russia Probe, MSNBC“, below:
Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker and Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe respond to the release of the Justice Department’s inspector general report that found there was no political conspiracy to undermine Trump’s 2016 campaign and the FBI was justified in starting the Russia probe, in the video “Ex-FBI top lawyer: Trump should apologize to us“, below:
William Cohen, a former Republican senator from Maine and secretary of defense who backed impeachment during the Watergate inquiry, told CNN’s Erin Burnett that members of the GOP have a duty to look at the evidence against President Trump in the impeachment inquiry, in the video “Ex-lawmaker cautions GOP ignoring impeachment inquiry evidence“, below:
As indicated by Slade Gorton, former GOP Senator from Washington, “Republicans, don’t fight the process, follow the facts wherever they lead, and put country above party.“
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to the release of the Justice Department’s inspector general report into the FBI investigation of Russian election interference, in the video “Toobin: Trump pushed conspiracy that was a total lie“, below:
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