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Trump impeachment hearings

Legal expert notes this piece of Gordon Sondland's testimony was the 'most chilling'

Impeachment witness Pamela Karlan, a Stanford University law professor, believes President Trump should be impeached, but her reasoning points to something that's often been left unsaid.

Karlan said during Wednesday's initial House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing that the "most chilling" aspect from previous testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was when U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky needed only to announce, but not necessarily execute, anti-corruption investigations.

In Karlan's eyes that debunks the idea that Trump and his allies like Rudy Giuliani were legitimately concerned about corruption in Ukraine and were only focused on going after the president's domestic political rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden. Tim O'Donnell