Seth Meyers: Second Week of Impeachment Testimony Ends With More Damning Evidence

KGxvi11/22/2019 11:43:34 am PST

I was briefly listening to MSNBC while driving this morning and they mentioned that the Intelligence Committee’s portion of the inquiry is likely done and now it’ll go to the House Judiciary Committee. They also mentioned that there might be additional hearings and it got me thinking…

additional hearings before the Judiciary Committee make sense. But not fact witnesses. These should be expert witnesses - law professors, constitutional law scholars, lawyers, historians - who can put Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors in the proper historical context. They might not be as exciting as the fact witnesses (and John Bolton, if you’d like to testify, I’m sure you’re still welcome), but I think they’re necessary for the narrative of the impeachment process.

Just like in litigation, you gather the facts through discovery, then you get expert witnesses to explain the relative importance of the facts.