1/ I want to point out again the problem with this.
The criminal code is inadequate to talk about impeachment violations.
The Trump-Fox-GOP wants this to be about the criminal code instead of national security and the kinds of things the framers were worried about.
2/ The criminal code was intended for the kinds of routine crimes people commit.
Impeachment is about abuse of power.
See chapter 2 -4 in this book 👇
If the discussion is about which crimes are committed, Trump wins.
Yes, he broke laws. But . . .
3/ . . . violations of the criminal code are petty compared to trading foreign policy for personal gain.
When the argument is over the elements of the criminal code, Trump wins because we're allowing ourselves to be misdirected.
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