Sunday Reading: Digging into Impeachment

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For only the 4th time in our history, we are having impeachment hearings about misconduct by our president. To help give more context to what is happening in the news, I’ve pulled together a few resources for you.

The Constitution Says ‘Bribery’ Is Impeachable. What Does That Mean?

The legal minds over at LawFare dive into the meaning of bribery, specifically what the Founding Fathers meant when they wrote it into the Constitution. There is a difference between what they meant, and what the legal statute says today, and the authors look into that, too.

Impeachment Hearing Schedule

To prepare for this week’s impeachment hearings, here is who is scheduled to testify. Clicking on the witness’ name will take you to an article that gives some context as to what they’ll testify about, and a link to their full written testimony from their closed-door hearing.

Tuesday, November 19

Jennifer Williams, State Department official and advisor to Vice President Mike Pence
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Eastern European expert on the National Security Council
Kurt Volker, former US special representative to Ukraine
Tim Morrison, former NSC staffer

Wednesday, November 20

Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union
Laura Cooper, Pentagon official (her closed-door testimony was stormed by Matt Gaetz and 30 more Republicans)
David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (3rd ranking official in State Department)

Thursday, November 21

Fiona Hill, former NSC senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs
David Holmes, State Dept. official who overheard the Sondland/Trump call

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