Judiciary Committee taking up impeachment hearings next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee intends to bring in legal experts to examine the constitutional grounds for President Donald Trump’s impeachment when they meet next week.

The Judiciary panel on Tuesday scheduled its first hearing for Dec. 4 as it decides whether to write articles of impeachment against Trump.

That committee take over the process handled so far by the Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Trump’s efforts to push Ukraine to take action against his political rivals.

Lawmakers on Tuesday released the last two transcripts from its depositions, including from a White House budget official who detailed concerns among colleagues as Trump ordered them, through intermediaries, to put a hold on military aid to Ukraine. He said he knew of two people who left the agency over the issue.

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