House Judiciary Committee announces first impeachment hearing

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WASHINGTON (NBC News) – The House Judiciary Committee announced Tuesday it’s going to take over the impeachment probe of President Trump.

Their first hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is appealing a new court ruling that says former White House Counsel Don McGahn has to obey a Congressional subpoena to testify.

The judge minimized the White House claim of immunity, writing “presidents are not kings.”

The Trump administration has claimed executive privilege gives McGahn and other close advisors “absolute immunity.”

House Democrats hope the ruling gives them more legal muscle to compel testimony in the impeachment inquiry from officials like former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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