Posted by: the warrioress | November 13, 2019

The Case for Impeachment

Clarion Call

In his opening statement in the House impeachment hearings, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff laid out the case for impeachment in simple terms. First, he defined the factual issues:

“The questions presented by this impeachment inquiry are whether President Trump sought to exploit [U.S. ally Ukraine’s] vulnerability and invite Ukraine’s interference in our elections? Whether President Trump sought to condition official acts, such as a White House meeting or U.S. military assistance, on Ukraine’s willingness to assist with two political investigations that would help his reelection campaign? And if President Trump did either, whether such an abuse of his power is compatible with the office of the presidency?

The matter is as simple, and as terrible as that.”

Then, he rebutted the Republican “no harm, no foul” defense to these facts (which are not in serious dispute). According to Republicans, it should not matter that Trump attempted to extort…

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