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By rushing this impeachment process, the House runs the risk of diminishing its oversight power even further going forward
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This op-ed originally appeared on CNN on December 11, 2019.

House Democrats have already introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, because they believe they have the evidence they need. But without taking additional steps, they risk diminishing the House's oversight power in the long term.

Throughout the impeachment inquiry, Republicans have objected to this rushed process. The GOP witness during the House Judiciary Committee's hearing last week on impeachment, law professor Jonathan Turley, argued that the House is moving too fast and should make a more significant attempt to obtain further evidence.

It's true that investigators have yet to talk to several key officials who may be able to directly implicate or clear the President, or to subpoena Trump himself. But Turley's argument that the current impeachment process is rushed misses the larger, and arguably more important, point ... Read the rest of the article on CNN.