Read opening statements from witnesses at the House Judiciary hearing

By POLITICO Staff

Democrats' impeachment witnesses at Wednesday's judiciary committee hearing plan to say in their prepared remarks that President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine were the worst examples of misconduct in presidential history.

Three witnesses will testify for Democrats: Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina Law School and Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School. Jonathan Turley, a George Washing University law professor, will testify for Republicans.

Read their opening statements below.

Noah Feldman

Pamela Karlan

Michael Gerhardt

Jonathan Turley