Nov 22, 2019

Hillary Clinton asks if Republicans will place Trump "above the law"

Hillary Clinton tweeted Friday to ask if congressional Republicans would hold President Trump to account at the close of two weeks of public impeachment hearings, stating that she believes he has committed "impeachable crimes."

"The question is not whether Trump has committed impeachable crimes. He has. The question is whether Republicans in Congress will affirm that an American president is not above the law."

The big picture: As recently as this month, Clinton refused to close the door on jumping into the 2020 presidential race. However, a key filing deadline has already passed in the early-voting state of New Hampshire.

Go deeper: The highlights from all of the public impeachment hearings

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Read Jerry Nadler's opening statement in debate over articles of impeachment

Rep. Jerry Nadler. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) opened Wednesday night's hearing to debate the two articles of impeachment against President Trump by urging his colleagues to hold the president accountable.

The big picture: Nadler outlined the evidence he believes warrants the impeachment of Trump, and he insisted the country "cannot rely on an election to solve our problems" because Trump threatens the integrity of that very election.

Legal scholars called by Democrats say Trump has committed impeachable offenses

The three constitutional scholars that Democrats called to testify in the House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing on Wednesday were "unanimous" in their assessments that President Trump committed impeachable offenses in his dealings with Ukraine.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Dec 4, 2019

House updates its guide for impeachment

President Trump at the 97th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 05. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

The House Judiciary Committee reassessed what the Constitution considers impeachable offenses on Saturday, two days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly pushed the impeachment inquiry forward.

Why it matters: The committee is in charge of drafting articles of impeachment against the president, unless another specially selected committee is chosen. House rules on impeachment are largely based on precedent — and President Trump's impeachment is the new model.

Go deeperArrowDec 7, 2019