Seth Abramson @SethAbramson Attorney. @Newsweek columnist. NYT bestselling author of a book on Trump's Iran policy, Proof of Conspiracy (Macmillan, Professor. Nov. 21, 2019 1 min read

Democrats have been so unnecessarily on defense at various points in the impeachment proceeding that they've failed to note that what the parade of witnesses over the last 10 days has established is that Trump sought to *collude with Ukraine* to rig the 2020 presidential election

1/ Indeed, one way of looking at all this is that the Mueller Report established that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016, but also made it *impossible* for Trump to go to that well again, forcing him and his agents to seek out corrupt Ukrainians for the same purpose

2/ In this view, one reason the GOP keeps hyping the baseless conspiracy theory that Democrats colluded with Ukraine is to ensure no one notices that we now have a huge stock of sworn evidence confirming GOP officials and agents of these persons colluded with Ukrainian officials

3/ Specifically, Trump and his agents colluded with Ukrainians Andrii Artmenko, Yury Lutsenko, Viktor Shokin and Dmytro Firtash; Ukrainian-American Lev Parnas; and sought to collude with Ukrainians Andrey Yermak, Volodymyr Zelensky, Petro Poroshenko, Oleksandr Danyliuk and others

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