Don’t Impeach Trump for One Mistake He Keeps Doing


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After weeks of silence or flailing defenses over the Ukraine scandal, the mainstream of the Republican Party has retreated to a new line of defense: Okay, he did it, but let’s not ruin his presidency over it. “It is clear that Mr. Trump’s interest in Ukraine was to take out Joe Biden,” concedes Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger, who immediately jumps from this concession to insisting the crime should go unpunished: “I don’t think this is an impeachable offense. It is hardball politics, and the American people, with votes, will get their say about it next year.”

Republicans have emerged from hiding to repeat this new party line. “Do I wish President Trump hadn’t raised the issue with the Ukrainian…



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