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Politics U.S. House Judiciary chair rejects Republicans' bid for impeachment witnesses

19:36  09 december  2019
19:36  09 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

House Judiciary Committee abruptly adjourns after marathon debate, will vote on articles of impeachment Friday morning

  House Judiciary Committee abruptly adjourns after marathon debate, will vote on articles of impeachment Friday morning The decision came after more than 14 hours of rancorous debate about the president’s alleged “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.”The all-day debate ended as it began, with angry exchanges, personal insults and recycled arguments about process and propriety as the committee moved toward voting to impeach Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.

House Judiciary Committee holds evidenciary hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic head of the U . S . House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected Republican lawmakers' request for eight

The requested witnesses fall "outside the parameters of the. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic head of the U . S . House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected Republican lawmakers' request for eight witnesses to appear as part of the panel' s impeachment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected Republican lawmakers' request for eight witnesses to appear as part of the panel's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Jerrold Nadler, Doug Collins are posing for a picture: House Judiciary Committee holds evidenciary hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST House Judiciary Committee holds evidenciary hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington

The requested witnesses fall "outside the parameters of the impeachment inquiry," Representative Jerrold Nadler said in a letter to the ranking Republican on the committee, Representative Doug Collins, as the committee heard evidence at a hearing on the inquiry.

(Reporting by David Morgan and Tim Ahmann; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

GOP begins impeachment delay tactics with motion to adjourn .
House Republicans moved quickly Wednesday morning to demonstrate that they won't concede impeachment without a fight. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) offered a motion to adjourn shortly after the chamber gaveled in at 9 a.m., just as the debate on the rule underlying the impeachment articles was set to begin. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "So we can stop wasting America's time on impeachment, I move that the House do now adjourn," Biggs said.

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