Seth Abramson @SethAbramson Attorney. @Newsweek columnist. NYT bestselling author of a book on Trump's Iran policy, Proof of Conspiracy (Macmillan, Professor. Oct. 30, 2019 1 min read

Anyone who thinks an apology would cover what happened hasn't read the timeline of what happened—a four-year timeline beginning in 2015. No one who understands the scope of what Trump has been doing with Ukraine and Russia thinks an apology means anything. 

1/ And anyone who *has* seen the facts—and there are reams of them, about the size and length and complexity of the Mueller Report—and calls this an "oopsie" is lying or treacherous. This was a systematic, planned, multi-faceted, ten-person (or so) operation that crossed *years*.

2/ Trump committed Bribery. And Illegal Solicitation of Foreign Campaign Donations. And Obstruction of Justice. And Abuse of Power. And Obstruction of Congress. And Falsification of Evidence. And Witness Tampering. And he Made False Statements.

Such defendants can't *apologize*.

3/ And the record shows Trump threatened our national security, opened himself up to blackmail, initiated a policy that threatened to cause untold deaths in Ukraine, comforted our enemies, and damaged America's diplomatic credit irreparably. One can't *apologize* for that either.

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