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'Serious misconduct' by Trump takes centre stage at hearing

Last Updated Dec 4, 2019 at 6:01 am PDT

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Summary

Impeachment investigation into actions of President Donald Trump now in hands of House Judiciary Committee

The House Judiciary Committee will now debate articles of impeachment

A 300-page report by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee found “serious misconduct” by the president

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee is moving swiftly to weigh findings by fellow lawmakers that President Donald Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress’ investigation as possible grounds for impeachment.

Responsible for drafting articles of impeachment, the Judiciary Committee prepared Wednesday morning for its first hearing since the release of a 300-page report by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee that found “serious misconduct” by the president.