5 Dec 2019

Round two of impeachment hearings begins

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 5 December 2019

Round two of the Impeachment hearings have kicked off today.

Yesterday the House Intelligence Committee released a 300-page impeachment report which accuses President Trump of trying to enlist Ukraine to help him in the 2020 presidential election and obstructing the congressional inquiry by trying to cover it up.

Today the action moved to the House Judiciary committee, where historically, the articles of impeachment originate. The stakes are now considerably higher.

RNZ's correspondent in Washington is Harry Horton.