Trump news – live: Impeachment hearing exposes 'absolute coverup by White House', as former top aide dodges questions

Trump news - live: Impeachment hearing exposes 'absolute coverup by White House', as former top aide dodges questionsDemocrats in the House Judiciary Committee have launched the first impeachment hearings into allegations that Donald Trump obstructed justice and abused power, with the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appearing before the committee as the first witness to testify on questions that were raised by the Mueller report released earlier this year.The witness had been gagged by the White House, however, and two more aides – Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter – were reportedly told to ignore subpoenas and not attend the session with the Democratic-led panel on the grounds that they are protected by “absolute immunity”.



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