As all the TV sets focus on the House Impeachment Hearings, Americans sit on the audience side of their television screens. They operate like silent jury members taking in the evidence. Wednesday may be the most historical day of all, and that turns upon one witness.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) began the day focused upon Donald Trump’s wrongdoing. He noted the president’s pressure on Ukraine to provide him with a real or created investigation into former vice president and 2020 candidate Joe Biden.
Schiff left the nation with this question:
‘The question is: Are we prepared to accept that a president can leverage official acts to get an investigation of a political rival? Our Founding Fathers drafted the remedy of impeachment so we would have a mechanism when corruption comes from the highest office in the land.’
Schiff began the proceedings Wednesday asking this, The Associated Press (AP) wrote:
‘Must we simply ‘get over it?’
He said “first ask this:”
‘The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.’
The AP wrote:
‘Other big questions loom, including how strongly officials connected what Trump called that “favor” to U.S. military aid for Ukraine. Impeachable offenses? Worthy of Trump’s removal? And, critically, will a parade of diplomats and their accounts nudge more Americans behind formally charging Trump in the shadow of the 2020 elections?’
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