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Rather than have fact witnesses who have knowledge of events concerning the impeachment inquiry, witnesses in today’s hearing will include a group of constitutional scholars who will discuss the impeachment process.

The Resolution guiding impeachment allows Republicans to issue subpoenas for witnesses only with the agreement of the Democrat Chairman.

If the Chairman declines a subpoena requested by the minority Chairman, the minority Chairman can request the full committee to vote on the subpoena, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 24-17

The Ranking Member is not able to force a vote on subpoenas issued by the Chairman, but the Chairman has the ability to do so if subpoenas are issued by the Ranking Member.

The House Judiciary Committee decided to simultaneously invite the Administration’s participation in the hearing while scheduling the hearing during the President’s meeting with NATO leaders in London and without providing information about any future intended hearings.

Author: Press Release


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