dust can become dry, langfädig and tough. Some constitutional lawyers, the discourse in academic Jargon on the fundamentals of the impeachment process: This is not usually the fabric that brings in the ratings. But what happened on Wednesday in the judiciary Committee of the house of representatives, was quite lively.
Four recognized lawyers, set out in clear language your view of the Ukraine affair. Three of them were of the Democrats have been invited, one of the Republicans. They took in all, two questions: Has Donald Trump with its actions in the Ukraine scandal in his office miss? And that any abuse justifies an Impeachment against the American President, as provided for in the Constitution?
as of today, will vote not a single Republican for the Impeachment.
the witnesses for The Democrats responded with a loud Yes. "A foreign government in interfering in our elections is an abuse of power is a particularly serious, because the democracy itself is undermining it," said Pamela Karlan, a Professor at Stanford University. Trump's behavior towards Ukraine was "something we have never seen before". The Transcript of the phone call from Trump, with the Ukrainian President, as well as the testimonies of many diplomats and government employees showed that Trump had broken his oath of office, he wanted to bring a different state to damage his political rival, Joe Biden. "If we can't indict a President for that, we say: everything is no Problem, only more so."
The Congress, miss
This opinion respects Michael Gerhardt, and a Professor at the University of North Carolina. "If that doesn't deserve Impeachment, what then? He is not prevented from doing so, the President is likely to continue to be, a foreign choice of intervention is necessary," he said.
Professor Michael Gerhardt explains his views on the Ukraine affair. Image: Keystone
All three of the Democrats invited lawyers said the state's founders wrote the possibility of an impeachment procedure explicitly in the Constitution, because they were from foreign influence. "The idea that a President wanted to obtain from the foreign support for his campaign for re-election, she would be horrified," said Harlan.
The experts also saw the offence of bribery, comply with the Constitution is called as a possible Impeachment reason. In addition, the President had failed to follow Congress's miss, by refusing the issuance of documents and witness statements in front of the Parliament said.
The President had made personally and by representatives, – to the interference of a foreign government, presidential election of 2020.
opposition came from Jonathan Turley, a Professor at the George Washington University, had been offered by the Republicans up. He was not a supporter of trump, said Turley. But the manner of the Impeachment proceedings is wrong. In their "anger" at the President, the Democrats are working to lower the barriers to impeachment. Trump's behavior in the Ukraine scandal is questionable, but the evidence justified no Impeachment. The procedure is to be conducted by the Democrats, "sloppy" and rushed forward. There is no reason why the Opposition do not pull in front of court to compel witness statements. "All this means nothing Good for future presidents to work in a country that is bitterly divided like ours."
Is transferred to the Trump already?
the lawyers Trumps would have had the opportunity to consult the lawyers. The White house turned down an invitation before the judiciary Committee but. During the consultation delivery, said the spokesperson for trump from a "fraud".
The hearing in the judiciary Committee marked up procedure the next stage in the Impeachment. Already on Tuesday, the Democrats had published in the secret service Committee, a 300-page investigation report, which shall decide on the taking of evidence. According to the democratic members of Trump is transferred to, clearly and irrefutably that The President had – personally and through representatives within and outside of the government – the intervention of a foreign government, of Ukraine, in the US presidential election of 2020 effort. He wanted to promote his re-election chances, he did so "put his personal political interest above the national interest of the United States". The are "the facts" and "truth", according to the authors.
the statements of The constitutional lawyers should emphasize this conclusion under. It is questionable, however, what facts, truth, and expert knowledge in times of Trumps still apply. Because the facts of the Ukraine-scandal are not only since Tuesday, also known if you have not yet been explained never so orderly as now. Basically, the world knows for months that the President of the United States has urged the government in Kiev to the legal investigations against the democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to announce. In order to make pressure, back held Trump close to 400 million dollars of U.S. military aid and refused to have a summit meeting with the Ukrainian President. All of this prevents the Republicans, of course, is not to interpret the operations of their legal own way. The fronts in Congress are hard, and according to the current condition, not a single Republican will vote cher member of Parliament for the Impeachment. The clear announcements of some of the lawyers will not change anything.
U.S. correspondent Alan Cassidy explains how an impeachment procedure. (Video: Sarah Sbalchiero, Adrian Panholzer and Alan Cassidy)
Created: 04.12.2019, 21:09 PM