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Local expert says expect early fireworks at impeachment hearing

Posted: 7:26 PM, Nov 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-12 22:13:38-05
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Palm Beach Atlantic University professor says we can expect to see some early fireworks from both Democrats and Republicans when the public impeachment hearing for President Trump begins on Wednesday.

“I think it will be because again the moment is fleeting the window of opportunity to represent the case to the American people,” says Professor James Todd, who teaches classes in constitutional law and the presidency.

“Every impeachment gets us into a conversation about the constitution and about presidential power.”

Todd says the hearing which will w be controlled by Democrats in the House will try to make a case that the President sought a foreign power to investigate Joe Biden’s son in exchange for financial aid.

“The people get to see the witnesses and assess their credibility and see the information for themselves,” Todd says.

He has his doubts however that political divisions or minds will be changed by the hearing, and while he expects an impeachment in the House, he doubts the Senate will remove President Trump from office.

“Republicans don’t think he should be democrats think he should be, I don’t see that shifting much as a result of this.”