Democrats have valid reasons for resisting GOP attempts to muddy the impeachment hearings—but extra transparency might be worth more.
Today’s impeachment hearings depicted a president whose interest in Ukraine was personal, not policy-based.
The three leading GOP defenses of the president contradict one another.
Because every witness and even the president are telling essentially the same story about Ukraine, the suspense has gone out of the inquiry.
Freezing out his attorney might make political sense for the president, but it would also require him to admit something went wrong in Ukraine.
Republicans insisted that the full account would vindicate the president, but that’s not how it’s worked out.
Not only did the president hold up aid to Ukraine; he made its release contingent on a statement advancing his own political interests.
Testimony from a former ambassador vividly illustrates how the president wields his Twitter account to bend bureaucrats to his will.
By inviting the nation to read the transcript of his call with Ukraine’s leader, the president tries to signal that he has nothing to hide.
The House approved a resolution structuring its impeachment inquiry, in a vote that underscored the implacability of partisanship.
As the evidence mounts against President Trump, the GOP faces three unpalatable options.
Without substantive defenses of the president, and deprived of process complaints, Trump’s allies resort to toxic xenophobia and baseless accusations.
The speaker announced today that the full House will hold a vote to set the terms of the impeachment inquiry.
In the absence of an aide willing to tell the president he can’t break the law, it was inevitable that Trump would commit impeachable acts, claims his former chief of staff.
A resolution meant to be a show of solidarity by Republicans with the president has instead become a sign of weakness.
And why their complaints are finding an audience
The testimony of William Taylor confirmed that what seemed improbable just a few weeks ago is now all but certain.
It doesn’t matter what President Trump wants to call it—of course it was a quid pro quo.
Trump’s base isn’t going anywhere, but that might not matter to his fate.
A president who has long ignored criticism is suddenly giving in, reversing course on the G7 summit and withdrawal from Syria.