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In a simple and straightforward announcement on Tuesday morning, Rep. Adam Schiff delineated the grounds for impeaching Donald Trump as he stood with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee chair Jerrold Nadler, and other members of the Congressional leadership.

“President Trump abused the power of his office by conditioningtwo official acts to get Ukraine to help his reelection: the release of hundredsof millions of dollars of aid that country desperately needed and a White Housemeeting with an ally trying to fend off Russian aggression. In so doing he underminedour national security and jeopardized the integrity of our next election.”

Schiff went on to rebut those who insist that the HouseDemocrats should pursue a slower and more complete investigation before votingarticles of impeachment.

“The argument ‘why don’t you just wait’ amountsto this: Why don’t you just let him cheat in one more election? Why not let himcheat just one more time? Why not let him have foreign help just one moretime?”

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WFormer President Trump, right, and former Attorney General William Barr

Reprinted with permission from Press Run

Stunning new abuse-of-power revelations remind us of the Trump administration's complete disregard for democratic principles. We now know that over a span of years it took extraordinary legal measures, including gag orders and secret tribunals, in pursuit of email records from reporters at CNN and the Washington Post. Team Trump also unleashed the courts on Democratic members of Congress and their families trying to obtain private phone records, as well as secretly targeting a key White House attorney, who possibly fell under suspicion for not being sufficiently loyal to Trump.

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