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That's ridiculous, we didn't bring it up. The essence of the factual charge on the Ukraine was that The President tried to use the state power — The President withheld military aid that had been voted by Congress to the Ukraine — in order to get the Ukrainian government to announce a bogus investigation of the Bidens because Hunter Biden were The President political opponents.
John Roberts arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. ( AP Photo/Cliff Owen) As powerful as our evidence is.
The president -- President Nixon's misconduct related to trying to use the levers of government to hide the Watergate burglary... President Trump misconduct had to do with trying to throw the election but at least it didn't involve involving other foreign nations, if you take a look at the -- what the founding fathers were concerned about, it was the interference by foreign governments in our political system that was one of the gravest concerns. Nixon's behavior didn't fall into that range. So in that way, this conduct is more serious.
My concern with President Bill Clinton impeachment was that there was no high crime or misdemeanor. Lying about sex does not disrupt the constitutional order. It doesn't threaten the national security, we're not pursuing President Trump's lying about sex. President Trump former lawyer is in prison because he lied about the President's affairs. That has nothing to do with undercutting the constitutional order. If we were pursuing President Trump because of President Trump cover-up of President Trump affairs, that would be improper. And we're not going to do that.