Who to know and what to look for as impeachment moves to its next phase

The impeachment investigation of Donald Trump has largely ended. The work of impeaching the president now begins.The House’s impeachment proceedings move this week to the Judiciary Committee, the historical home of the impeachment process where any articles of impeachment against Trump will be drafted.The committee’s job will be less about unearthing new bombshells and more about fitting already-known evidence into the impeachment framework envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. In other words: proving that Trump’s conduct crossed the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors” that constitute impeachment offenses.What Democrats wantTo communicate to Americans the gravity of Trump’s alleged misdeeds and why they warrant his impeachment. If the Intelligence Committee revealed a president using his power to pressure Ukraine to investigate a 2020 rival, it’s up to the Judiciary Committee to show why such a transgression amounts to an “abuse of power” that demands his removal from office.How Republicans plan

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