I have never made the case for impeaching Trump, despite my belief that he has long merited impeachment. Until now. Telling Ukraine to investigate Biden was a gross abuse of power, as I argue in
"By comparison, Watergate was a complicated judgment call," argues
This is the moment of truth. Trump must stop suppressing the whistleblower’s report now — or face the consequences of having the nation assume the worst, and being removed from office for betraying his oath of office and grossly abusing his power as POTUS
“Until now, there was room for reasonable disagreement over impeachment,” writes . “Now, however, we face an entirely new situation.... If this in itself is not impeachable, then the concept has no meaning.”
.⁦⁩: “The president of the United States reportedly sought the help of a foreign government against an American citizen who might challenge him for his office.”
"There is no spin, no deflection, no alternate theory of the case that can get around the central fact that President Trump attempted to use his office for his own gain, and that he put...the United States at risk while doing so," argues .
It’s time for the House to start impeachment proceedings. made the case in a cover story back in March: makes the case in a web post now:
It is time: "If this isn't impeachable nothing is" tells it like it is
“If this in itself is not impeachable, then the concept has no meaning. Trump’s grubby commandeering of the presidency’s fearsome ... powers in foreign policy for his own ends is a gross abuse of power and an affront ... to our constitutional order ....”
I agree wholeheartedly with here
This article by is a must read
"By comparison, Watergate was a complicated judgment call," argues : The president of the US reportedly sought the help of a foreign gov't against an American citizen... if true, Trump should be impeached and removed from office immediately.
This piece on impeachment by would be excellent even if it didn't describe Guliani as Trump's "bizarre homunculus..."
. uses the best words, "sweaty, panicked admission on national television by Trump’s bizarre homunculus, Rudy Giuliani".
Scathing and compelling piece on Trump and Ukraine -- If This Isn’t Impeachable, Nothing Is: The president reportedly sought the help of a foreign government against Joe Biden.
"By comparison, Watergate was a complicated judgment call," argues
As has argued, let's not fall for this distraction. The problem isn't withholding aid in exchange for (inexistent) dirt on a U.S. candidate. The real offense is asking for aid from a foreign government to win an election, period
And while I'm recommending things, this - by - includes the phrase "bizarre homunculus" by way of describing Rudy Giuliani.
If trying to blackmail a foreign govt into launching a witch-hunt against your political opponent isn’t an impeachable offense then nothing is
Biden’s competitors keeping distance from this, perhaps in hope that Biden and Trump will engage in a kind of mutually assured political destruction. (Warren, for one, renewed her call for impeachment—but without mentioning Biden.) This is to their shame
If This Isn't Impeachable, Nothing Is - The Atlantic
The Dems are going to fall for the rabbits that Trump is loosing around the racetrack. They'll chase the transcript, the whistleblower complaint, the quid pro quo - all while the president's impeachable behavior is staring them *right in the face*.
All of this. Every word.
"The president of the United States reportedly sought the help of a foreign government against an American citizen who might challenge him for his office." Holy. Shit.
"There is no spin, no deflection, no alternative theory of the case that can get around the central fact that President Trump reportedly attempted to use his office for his own gain"
Fun fact: Democracies die. This is how. (If there is no penalty for executive who abuses power, what’s to 🛑 him? If nothing 🛑 ‘s executive, how would democracy survive?)
"By comparison, Watergate was a complicated judgment call," argues
The Atlantic headline: "If this isn't impeachable, nothing is." The "this" is a leader (Trump) asking a foreign government (Ukraine) to investigate his political rival (Biden).
“we have a sweaty, panicked admission on national television by Trump’s bizarre homunculus, Rudy Giuliani, that he did in fact seek such an investigation on Trump’s behalf.” - Trump's Ukraine Call: A Clear Impeachable Offense - The Atlantic
Once again, the always sharp and essential Tom Nichols lays it out for us