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Last Impeachment Hearing Ends With a Meh

The House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing on Monday was supposed to be something like each side’s closing argument in the House’s impeachment inquiry. 

Instead the meeting, which was likely the last time the House will call witnesses to discuss evidence President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, was ultimately a forgettable capstone to a process marked by major revelations, dramatic testimony and partisan fireworks. 

The only witnesses on Monday were two staff attorneys, one from each party, each charged with taking the witness stand to present their side’s point of view. With nothing new to say, lawmakers took turns either asking questions they knew the answers to, or berating the attorneys—a process that took nearly 10 hours.