President Donald Trump's lawyers yesterday refused an invitation to defend their client in the House Judiciary Committee's first public impeachment hearing Wednesday. They argued that they couldn't count on "any semblance of a fair process" when the witnesses — expected to give legal opinions on whether Trump committed impeachable offenses — had not yet been named. They also charged that the hearing was "purposely" set for when Trump was scheduled to attend a NATO summit in London.
How is the process proceeding? This week the House Intelligence Committee is expected to release its formal report on the president's dealings with Ukraine.