Barry Berke, counsel for House Democrats, told the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 9 that President Donald Trump “did what a president of our nation is not allowed to do.” Trump’s “scheme was so brazen, so clear -- supported by documents, actions, sworn testimonies, uncontradicted, contemporaneous records -- that it’s hard to imagine that anybody could dispute those acts, let alone argue that that conduct does not constitute an impeachable offense or offenses,” Berke said. Speaking during a public hearing by the Judiciary Committee in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Berke said the president’s actions were a “big deal.” The Judiciary and Intelligence committees have led the probe, hearing testimony from witnesses and legal experts about Trump’s conduct. House lawmakers are currently drafting the articles of impeachment, on which House lawmakers are anticipated to vote in the coming weeks. The impeachment case has revolved around a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

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