‘Simple’ and ‘terrible’: Dems blast Trump’s Ukraine scheme at impeachment hearing

The impeachment of Donald Trump is a story of a president exploiting a weak European ally under siege by Russia to boost his 2020 reelection campaign, the House Democrat leading the impeachment probe said Wednesday, describing a sinister campaign by Trump to abuse his office and bend Ukrainians to his will.

“The matter is as simple, and as terrible as that,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the first comments in Democrats’ public impeachment proceedings, as they seek to persuade Americans that Trump committed offenses that can only be remedied by impeachment and removal from office.

“Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their Commander-in-Chief,” Schiff said.

Article URL : https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/13/trump-impeachment-hearings-070089

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