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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 07:12 PM

26. In the digital version, it is in today's (Saturday) LA Times


Editorial: Weíve seen enough. Trump should be impeached

By The Times Editorial Board
Dec. 7, 2019
6 AM

The House of Representativesí inquiry into President Trumpís actions on Ukraine is not yet complete, but the evidence produced over the last two months is more than sufficient to persuade us that he should be impeached. Witness after witness testified that the president held up desperately needed, congressionally approved aid to Ukraine to extort a personal political favor for himself. In so doing, Trump flagrantly abused the power of his office.
But those concerns must yield to the overwhelming evidence that Trump perverted U.S. foreign policy for his own political gain. That sort of misconduct is outrageous and corrosive of democracy. It canít be ignored by the House, and it merits a full trial by the Senate on whether to remove him from office.
Finally, we continue to believe that the House should consider an article of impeachment addressing the actions Trump took to thwart or hobble special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIís investigation. Mueller did not conclude that Trump committed obstruction of justice, but neither did he exonerate the president. Atty. Gen. William Barr and then-Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein subsequently concluded that the evidence developed by Mueller was ďnot sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.Ē But in deciding whether Trumpís attempted interference amounted to an impeachable offense, Congress could well come to a different conclusion. And the allegation that Trump obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation involves the same sort of disrespect for legal norms as his defiant actions toward Congressí inquiry into the Ukraine matter.

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