Trump is really, truly in the wrong here. Follow the links embedded in the headlines, which are listed in chronological order.

Here’s why Trump’s Ukraine misdeeds may well be impeachable. (Sept. 23). Based simply on what President Trump has admitted to, combined with one piece of as-yet-uncontradicted reporting, Trump has committed impeachable offenses in his dealings with Ukraine. To understand why, let’s do something that should be second-nature, especially to journalists, but which very few people practice anymore: Let’s analyze the situation while removing all names and all partisan and ideological affiliations. Let’s also stipulate that the targets of the president’s interest (in this case Hunter and Joe Biden) are guilty as sin. …

Compared to historical cases, the Trump-Ukraine mess is impeachable (Sept. 23). 

A quid and a quo, and Trump should go (Sept. 25). 

Trump misfires: Senate Democrats’ letter to Ukraine was fine (Sept. 26).

Trump’s corruption is obvious (Sept. 27). 

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has a Schiff fit (Oct. 2). 

Defending Trump, conservatives may find the yolk’s on them (Oct. 7).

GOP focus on the whistleblower is a despicable diversion (Oct. 8). 

On Ukraine mess, Alabama Senate hopefuls cravenly pander (Oct. 10).

Conservative lawyers destroy narrative that this scandal is just a left-wing hit job (Oct. 10). Whether or not one agrees that President Trump merits impeachment, it is demonstrably false that concerns about his dealings with Ukraine are merely a left-wing hit job. Sixteen of the top right-leaning lawyers in the country have released a statement fully supporting a thorough impeachment inquiry into what they call “clear” evidence that “the president is abusing the office of the presidency for personal political objectives.”

The group, a loose affiliation called “Checks & Balances,” laid out a series of undisputed facts, and then wrote this:

“We believe the acts revealed publicly over the past several weeks are fundamentally incompatible with the president’s oath of office, his duties as commander in chief, and his constitutional obligation to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ These acts, based on what has been revealed to date, are a legitimate basis for an expeditious impeachment investigation, vote in the House of Representatives and potential trial in the Senate.”

All of the signatories are conservative or libertarian, and most are far from Bush-establishment moderates. …

Repubs should be worried about the fate of the man who went by the name of the Sandman (Oct. 14).


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