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Here is what you need to know about the witnesses Democrats are calling on Wednesday

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The House Judiciary Committee released the witness list of those they intend to call Wednesday during the first round of hearings for the impeachment inquiry.

Among the witnesses are law school professors from Harvard, Stanford, the University of North Carolina and George Washington University.

Noah Feldman serves as a Feliz Frankfurter Professor of Law and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law. According to his biography, Feldman “specializes in constitutional studies, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, free speech, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory.”

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Pamela S. Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law. Her workshops allow students to practice litigating cases before the high court. According to her biography, she’s published

Michael Gerhardt, the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, is listed on the conservative/libertarian Federalist Society website as a constitutional law and government expert who specializes in the relationship between Congress and the president

Jonathan Turley, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, is similar to the other expert legal scholars in that he has written, studied and lectured extensively about constitutional law. “He has served as a consultant on homeland security and constitutional issues, and is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues as well as tort reform legislation.”

While the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee do have law degrees, they are far from the constitutional law experts called to testify.

The hearing is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

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Trump declares himself the ‘greatest of all presidents’ in manic tweetstorm attacking Pelosi and Democrats

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Donald Trump broke out of his Twitter hibernation on Saturday afternoon just before flying off to Florida for a pair of fundraisers, and used the opportunity to declare himself the "greatest of all presidents."

Attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for not passing his signature trade bill, Trump then went after Democrats for trying to impeach him -- saying they were making a big mistake.

On Twitter, the president wrote: ""Hard to believe, but if Nancy Pelosi had put our great Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada, USMCA, up for a vote long ago, our economy would be even better. If she doesn’t move quickly, it will collapse!"

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Donald Trump sounds like a complete lunatic because he’s isolated himself in a far-right media bubble

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

If you have an older relative who spends way too much time stewing in the conservative media, you may have experienced a moment when you not only disagreed with him, but you realized that you had no earthly clue what he was going on about. Perhaps it was when he started talking about the UN plot to eliminate golf courses and replace paved roads with bicycle paths. Maybe he stopped you in your tracks with a discourse on why flies were attracted to Barack Obama, or complained about the government insisting on referring to Christians as "Easter-worshippers" or expressed outrage over 9/11 hijackers being given leniency by Muslim jurists.

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Trump’s claim impeachment ‘nullifies’ 2016 election blown up in new House Judiciary Committee report

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On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released their report outlining the offenses committed by President Donald Trump, and the legal framework for impeachment — which clears the way for Congress to write and approve articles of impeachment against him.

One of the key issues examined by the report is the claim, repeatedly made by the president and his supporters, that impeachment would "nullify" the 2016 presidential election and the popular will — which is already a weak claim given that Trump never won the popular vote, and that impeaching Trump would still install Mike Pence as president. But the report more broadly rejects the entire claim that an election result immunizes a president from punishment for official misconduct.

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