Yesterday’s impeachment testimony reaffirmed Trump’s impeachable offenses
Yesterday’s House impeachment hearings were devastating for Donald Trump and the Republicans who are so desperately scrambling to defend his impeachable abuses of power.
Ambassador Bill Taylor and diplomat George Kent’s testimony reaffirmed Trump’s impeachable offenses. Here are three things you need to know about the impeachment investigation:
- Trump extorted a foreign power to interfere in the 2020 elections on his behalf.
- He and his allies tried (and failed) to cover it up.
- If anyone else engaged in this type of behavior, they wouldn’t just be removed from office—they could potentially be thrown in jail.
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Watch the key moments from yesterday’s hearing
- Taylor dropped a bombshell revelation: A “member of my staff asked Ambassador Sondland what President Trump thought about Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cared more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for.”
- Confirmation of extortion: Taylor and Kent confirmed Trump’s extortion of Ukraine.
- Withholding key military assistance: Taylor explained why Trump’s decision to block military assistance to Ukraine is so alarming: “Because that security assistance was so important for Ukraine as well as our own national interests, to withhold that assistance for no good reason other than help with a political campaign…was illogical. It could not be explained. It was crazy.”
- Taylor condemned Trump’s impeachable offenses: “Holding up of security assistance…for no good policy reason…no good national security reason, is wrong.”
- Republicans had no defense: Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) condemned his Republican colleagues for trying to distract from Trump’s offenses: “Faced with very serious allegations of presidential misconduct, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle don’t engage or defend that conduct.”