Image: A 1902 cartoon depicts a police officer whose eyes are covered with a cloth labelled "bribes." Public domain.
Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and NRO, and New York Post; in re: Dispute among Barr, Durham and Horowitz. The House is debating Articles of Impeachment; the WSJ wrote: The incredible shrinking impeachment.
From “quid pro quo” to “bribery” to “abuse of power” to “abuse of Congress”; Democrats are having difficulty whipping the vote. If you have to poll-test questions – either the president did certain things or he didn’t.
Don't need a penal offense to have an impeachable offense. Doesn't mean that basic due process goes out the window. Need to be dealing with criminality such that a non-lawyer at least knows that the [basic deed] is wrong. If you have difficulty not only describing the crime but saying why this is misconduct, you don’t have an impeachable offense.
Any power can be abused; note that Congress’s power also can be abused. The Democrats right now are a disciplined, ideological faction. With the right numbers, Congress could impeach a ham sandwich.
Eric Holder’s op-ed denouncing the US AG Bill Barr and demanding that he resign.
[Devin Nunes tweeted: during recess today, reporters were taking photocopies of notes that Congressmen had left on seats; the reporters were kicked out. A cop was sitting at the door doing nothing.]