Democrats' impeachment of Trump is way too thin
Go to the courts to let the third co-equal branch of government decide. But Democrats didn't want to wait for White House witnesses. They wanted drama and all they produced was farce.
Yet there was real abuse of power in this story, which starts in that debunked Russia-collusion fever dream and weaves into Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president when he asked Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
Abuse of power happened when Democratic presidential candidate and then-Vice President Joe Biden was Obama's point man in Ukraine.
Biden's son Hunter is a father's nightmare, a train wreck of a man. But the Ukrainian gas company Burisma didn't worry about his character or his complete lack of experience in the gas business.
Hunter was Joe Biden's son, who received at least $50,000 a month from Burisma.
Per Obama, Joe Biden had $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees for Ukraine. But he demanded that the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma be fired.
"I said ... I'm leaving in six hours," Biden bragged on video. "If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money.' Well, son of a b----. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."
Quid. Pro. Quo.
So why were bribery and extortion removed from the Democrats' articles of impeachment? Because Joe Biden is their presidential candidate. And discussing quid pro quo, or extortion or bribery, leads right to Joe and Hunter Biden.
In liberal media accounts, Americans who see Trump Impeachment Theater as partisan hackery and farce are often belittled as morons. They're described as mindless idiots who've been sucked into the cult of Trump.