As the Democrats continue in their attempts to drum up support for the impeachment of Donald Trump, we have become familiar with more than a few disparate and downright bizarre narratives aimed at damaging our highest elected leader.
The left seems to believe that some sort of “bribery” or “extortion” or “quid pro quo” may have occurred or been present during a phone call between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart back in July, with the separate terms representing the sometimes meandering evolution of their argument. We’ve heard hearsay and eavesdropping and all manner of partial-record recitals meant to turn the tide of public opinion, but we’ve not found a smoking gun of any sort.
Heck, we haven’t been shown the smoke or the gun, let alone the two together.
One of today’s impeachment hearing witnesses explained the weakness of the Democratic argument quite succinctly during his opening testimony.
A transcript of Constitutional Law professor Johnathan Turley’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on impeachment was released ahead of his Wednesday morning appearance.
“If the House proceeds solely on the Ukrainian allegations, this impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments as the shortest proceeding, with the thinnest evidentiary record, and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president,” Turley, who teaches at George Washington University Law School, will tell the panel, headed up by chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
Turley, who represents only one quarter of the total witness count for today’s hearing, is the only individual allowed to be called by the Republicans – a fact that has been reiterated time and again by those within the GOP who have decried the process as unjust and unfair.
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