Analysis: House Judiciary’s first impeachment hearing

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Seats reserved for members of the public sit empty as the U.S. House Judiciary Committee resumes hearing testimony after a break in their first hearing on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2019. Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Today the House Judiciary Committee heard from four legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense, and whether Trump’s actions related to Ukraine fit the mold. Republicans used their time to argue that the inquiry is motivated by Democrats’ hate for Trump.