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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:18 PM

BTRTN: "If This is Not Impeachable Conduct, What Is?"

Born To Run The Numbers provides a comprehensive summary of the House Impeachment Inquiry in its month-in-review for November:


"The House Intelligence Committee presented a meticulously conceived and efficiently produced set of testimony from a cadre of Trump Administration officials in the public testimony phase of the impeachment inquiry. The testimony proved conclusively that President Trump personally directed and participated in a scheme to withhold from Ukraine military aid and a greatly desired White House meeting in return for political favors to advance Trump’s reelection prospects (as opposed to U.S. security interests)...
"The GOP scrambled as new revelations emerged that undercut each successive defense the GOP offered – but at the end of the hearings, it was clear that not a single GOP representative or senator was likely to vote against the President when considering either the Articles of Impeachment in the House or a conviction based on those articles in a Senate trial...
"This left the GOP only two strategies: in the near term, to sputter about the impeachment “process” despite the fact that it was conducted according to form, or, longer term to conclude that while the President’s offenses were real and regrettable, they were not impeachable...
"But that ultimate defense begs the question raised by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff at the outset of the public testimony: 'If this is not impeachable conduct, what is?'"

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