November 14, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
QT: Bribery is where we’re going
No argument here.
Adam Schiff gave a lengthy interview to NPR Monday outlining the high crimes and misdemeanors at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. He centered on bribery.
Nancy Pelosi focused today on that too, signaling that that’s the direction the party is going in as investigators consider articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.
A day after the first public hearings, Pelosi said: “The devastating testimony corroborated evidence of bribery uncovered in the inquiry, and that the president abused his power and violated his oath by threatening to withhold military aid and a White House meeting in exchange for an investigation into his political rival — a clear attempt by the president to give himself an advantage in the 2020 election.”
The House speaker added:
“The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That’s bribery” (italics mine).
She also explained what “exculpatory” means for the president’s sake.