Washington: In a matter pertaining to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, three out of four constitutional scholars told a key committee during the House Judiciary hearing that Trump has committed impeachable offences by pressurizing Ukraine to take action against his political rivals.
“On the basis of the testimony and the evidence presented to the House, President Trump has committed impeachable high crimes and misdemeanours by abusing the office of the presidency,” Noah Feldman, a law professor at Harvard Law School told the House Judiciary Committee.
“Specifically, President Trump has abused his office by corruptly soliciting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals to gain personal advantage including in the 2020 presidential election,” Feldman said.
However, the fourth legal expert demurred and said that the Democrats are moving too fast, reported Al Jazeera.
After hearing from 12 witnesses in 35 hours of the public testimony, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee issued a report on Tuesday alleging that Trump abused the power of his office by pressuring Ukraine.