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DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump’s lawyers would be allowed to present a formal defense of him and cross-examine witnesses once the House Judiciary Committee begins debate over whether to impeach him, under proposed rules House Democrats unveiled on Tuesday to begin the next, more public phase of their inquiry. A vote on the rules scheduled for Thursday would mark the first time the full House would go on the record explicitly blessing the impeachment inquiry. Styled as a direction to continue ‘ongoing’ impeachment investigations, the Democrats produced the resolution after weeks of complaints by Republicans about the lack of such a vote. But while the rules would afford the president many of the rights that congressional Republicans have demanded, including allowing Mr. Trump’s lawyers or Republican lawmakers to submit written proposals to call additional witnesses, they are unlikely to satisfy his allies.”

Nicholas Fandos and Charlie Savage, “Democrats Unveil Proposed Rules for Public Impeachment Proceedings,” The New York Times online, October 29, 2019

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