WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local):
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump’s actions in pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate a political rival meet a three-part test for impeachment.
Nadler says Trump committed impeachable offenses when he withheld an official White House meeting and vital military aid from a vulnerable ally “to obtain that private, political advantage.”
Second, Nadler says Trump’s offense was grave enough that it’s worth putting the country through the drama of impeachment. Finally, he says a majority of the country and of the House support impeaching Trump over the Ukraine scandal.
Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona says Democrats have not revealed any impeachable offense, and nothing that is worth putting the country through the pain of impeachment. She says Nadler “and the House Democrat leadership are tearing apart the country.”
A Democratic witness at the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing is apologizing for bringing up the name of President Donald Trump’s 13-year-old son, Barron.