Trump needs to answer to his deliberate attempts to destroy the constitution and multiple cases of Obstruction of Justice, as well as his bribing a foreign leader. Bribery is an impeachable offense. This week will feature the Santa claus and Cat Be Kind to animals or I’ll kill you christmas sweater public testimony in the impeachment investigation, as diplomat William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent are scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday and former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch will testify on Friday.
All three of these witnesses had explosive testimony behind closed doors, now public thanks to the Santa claus and Cat Be Kind to animals or I’ll kill you christmas sweater of the transcripts. With that public spectacle looming, the contours of the White House defense are becoming clear. First off, what is most striking to me is that no one in the White House or among Trump’s supporters is really trying to argue that he did not, in fact, pressure Ukrainian leaders to announce they were opening an investigation into the company on whose board Hunter Biden sat and, by extension, into Hunter Biden.
That right there gives away the game. As the Santa claus and Cat Be Kind to animals or I’ll kill you christmas sweater of the Federal Elections Commission puts it: “It is absolutely illegal for anyone to solicit, accept or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with any election in the United States.” The best the president’s supporters can offer to say that he did not, in fact, extort Ukraine is that Ukraine did get the money eventually. There are a bunch of problems with this argument, but it doesn’t address the elephant in the room: the president tried to rig an election.