Teri Kanefield+ Your Authors @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (UC Berkeley) My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ NBC News Opinion contributor Impeachment notes: impeachment-trump.com/ Oct. 25, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

It's always the GOP bringing up the Latin phrase "quid pro quo" and attributing it the Democrats.

As I said in my NBC News Op Ed, "No Quid Pro Quo" is the new "No Collusion."

There aren't many tricks in the GOP playbook.
They get predictable.
 https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/no-quid-pro-quo-why-trump-s-impeachment-defense-sounds-ncna1070866 

"No Quid Pro Quo" is the new "No Collusion" ⤵️

 https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/no-quid-pro-quo-why-trump-s-impeachment-defense-sounds-ncna1070866 

Republicans! "No Quid pro quo"
Appropriate response: eye-roll and: "Now let's talk about public corruption and trading foreign policy for personal gain. You know. What the evidence shows that Trump did."

Yes, both are better and more accurate.

Because it's better to stay away from the criminal code altogether, I prefer "abuse of power."

"Trading American foreign policy for personal gain."

"Pressuring a foreign government to interfere in our election."

Actually, @aprilpaddock "Shakedown" is catchier and captures the mobster element.

Exactly! It's totally the wrong word.
That's why Trump picked it. And everyone uses it.

"Collusion" was also the wrong word. He picked that one, too.


I feel like I'm trying to put out a forest fire of "quid pro quos" with a squirt gun.


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