Any power can be abused. Even including Congress’s. @AndrewCMcCarthy

Dec 13, 2019, 05:56 AM
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.]