To the editor: In his op-ed article, former Republican Party strategist Scott Jennings fails to address the root cause of Donald Trump’s impeachment: The president abused his power by illegally withholding military aid to Ukraine that had been allocated by Congress. Instead of addressing the issue, Jennings misleadingly compares the Obama administration working with U.S. allies to remove a corrupt prosecutor with the secret effort of Trump to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden for his own political benefit. These two cases couldn’t be more different. Most Americans, including many Republicans, want witnesses to be called to testify in the Senate trial. The president’s defenders claim he didn’t abuse his power, so why are they so worried about people with direct knowledge of the events testifying under oath? Of course, the back-up argument from Trump’s defenders is that it is not impeachable for a president to abuse his power. I don’t buy that, and neither do the vast majority of Americans who want witnesses called. Advertisement David Bendall, Aliso Viejo..To the editor: Jennings makes the case for Democrats by his own hand. He’s disgusted with House impeachment manager Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s (D-Burbank) reckless representations during the Mueller… Read full this story
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