12 WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Swalwell spent nearly a decade prosecuting crimes including murders, human trafficking and domestic violence. But now, he's in the middle of what may be the most momentous case of his career. The Dublin Democrat is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which has spent weeks probing whether President Trump withheld military aid to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations into Democrats that would help the president politically. It has meant scores of hours listening to witnesses, going over notes and documents, and preparing questions to try to connect the dots in what would be only the third impeachment of a president in U.S. history. The work will be waiting for the four-term congressman when he gets back to Washington after Thanksgiving with his wife, Brittany, and their two young children. Swalwell, 39, also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, which is expected to draft articles of impeachment against Trump next month. "It reminds me of trials," Swalwell, a former Alameda County deputy district attorney, said of the Intelligence Committee's work. "In trials, it tended to be three- to four-week bursts. … And it was intense and consumed every part of your life and all of… Read full this story
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