Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said that there is a case to be made for impeaching President Donald Trump for bribery.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Quickly do you think the articles of impeachment will ultimately include things other than Ukraine?
REP. SPEIER: I’m not sure. I mean there could- it could include obstruction of Congress. I think that you could make a case for bribery now and I think that discussion needs to be seriously developed and considered because there was an effort to try to seek–
MARGARET BRENNAN: Yeah.
REP. SPEIER: –to get something of value from Mr. Zelensky, the president of Ukraine.
The problem for Democrats isn’t going to be impeaching Donald Trump, but narrowing down the potential articles of impeachment, so that the entire process doesn’t get bogged down or thrown off course. Speaker Pelosi has favored a single broad article of impeachment focused on Ukraine.
Trump could be impeached for bribery because he was seeking something of value from the president of Ukraine. Trump’s behavior toward Ukraine bordered on extortion by threatening to deny the Ukrainians the military aid that they needed to fend off the Russians unless they investigated the Bidens.
Democrats are going to have some difficult choices ahead of them because Trump has committed so many impeachable offenses in such a short period of time, but they will narrow it down, and the unpopular Trump will be impeached.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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