Constitutional scholars (L-R) Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Pamela Karlan of Stanford University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University are sworn in prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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The historic impeachment battle in the House of Representatives entered a new phase on Wednesday, as four of the nation’s top constitutional law professors testified about whether President Donald Trump should face a trial in the Senate.
Three of the scholars who testified, each invited by the committee’s Democrats, said they believed the evidence gathered so far by investigators showed that Trump was guilty of impeachable offenses. A fourth, invited by committee Republicans, dissented, arguing that the investigation fell short, at least so far, of the high bar set by the…