UPDATED to include comments from Arizona members of the Judiciary Committee
By Robin Bravender | Arizona Mirror
House Democrats are laying the framework for articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Democrats signaled that they intend to accuse Trump of abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice.
The lawyer for Judiciary Committee Democrats, Norm Eisen, pressed witnesses to testify specifically about each of those topics, which he labeled “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The hearing comes after the House Intelligence Committee approved a report Tuesday night that details allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate Trump’s political rival.
Legal scholars told House lawmakers at Wednesday’s hearing that they believe the president is guilty of impeachable offenses.