Making the case against Trump
As the Democrats tell it, the impeachment case they will begin to lay out against President Donald Trump in public hearings starting Wednesday is strong and will get even stronger.
An impressive array of diplomatic and military officials — some defying orders not to testify — have fleshed out what began as a whistleblower’s complaint. They’ve vividly portrayed a scheme to warp U.S. policy toward Ukraine, a weak country facing down Russian aggression, for Trump’s personal political ends.
Republicans have faulted the process as unfair. They have offered alternative explanations that range from not bad enough for impeachment to innocent and even laudatory — why shouldn’t the president go hunting for the corruption he thinks is there? Why should…