Four legal scholars — Noah Feldman, Pamela Karlan, Michael Gerhardt, and Jonathan Turley — will serve as the first round of witnesses during the House Judiciary Committee's initial hearing in the impeachment case against President Trump, which is set for Wednesday. The scholars will provide public testimony on what constitutional basis a U.S. president can be removed from office. The White House told the Democrat-led committee Sunday night that neither Trump nor his lawyers would participate in Wednesday's hearing, despite an offer to attend. Trump and his allies have questioned the fairness of the proceedings, which the president described as a hoax.

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