Lawmakers evaluate findings of colleagues from the Intelligence Committee
Three constitutional law experts told congressmen on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had committed offenses that could lead to impeachment when he put pressure on Ukraine to induce it to initiate politically beneficial investigations.
The Legal Committee, responsible for drafting articles on impeachment, held its first hearing on Wednesday since the publication of a 300-page report prepared by the Intelligence Committee.
A White House statement released after the hearing said that today “has become a good day for President Trump and a bad day for Democrats. The only thing that the three liberal professors established at the hearing of Chairman Nadler is their political bias against the president.
According to White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, the invited experts were unable to reverse the fact that «the president did nothing wrong.» Grisham called on Congress to «return to work for the good of the American people.» She listed issues requiring urgent intervention by lawmakers and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada, infrastructure, and drug prices.
However, «instead, Democrats in the House of Representatives continue to ignore their constituencies, focusing on this miserable and desperate farce,» the White House statement said.
One of the experts invited by the Democrats, Pamela Karlan from Stanford University, also caused criticism from the Republicans for her remark that the president should not be allowed to enjoy unlimited “royal” power.
Although the president can name his son Barron, he cannot make him a baron,” the expert said, resorting to a pun.
Stephanie Grisham commented on this remark on her Twitter, calling Karlan’s words “low,” and the first lady said that Pamela Karlan “should be ashamed of her very vicious and clearly biased” tirade against her 13-year-old son Trump.