Sticks and Stones
There is a new version of the old childhood taunt: “Sticks and stones may break your bones but names can get you impeached”. Among the many charges was that President Trump criticized people.
Some may compare the House Intelligence Committee to a trial. It was really just the first half of one. The defense was not allowed to call witnesses or present a case. In an actual trial the prosecutor couldn’t produce false evidence or obtain the phone records of opposing counsel. Nor would the jury has reached a conclusion before the trial started.
Their charges fall into two categories. First is the infamous phone call with the Ukrainian president. I don’t think they proved their case. Even if they did, I don’t believe it rises to the level of an impeachable offense.
Next was obstruction of justice. This consists primarily of not waiving executive privilege, taking the dispute to court and calling people names. Again, I don’t think there is anything impeachable.
Just because he hasn’t committed serious crimes does not mean Trump hasn’t done wrong. He should have never had that phone call and treats people abysmally. We should expect better from him.
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