Trump impeachment

Parties must move on from Trump impeachment — or end in mutual destruction

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Never in modern times has there been such a nasty, permanent campaign to thwart and take out a president. The effort has taught a new generation of Americans that Dems are ruthless and have two enormous advantages, and both have played major roles in the anti-Trump campaign. That the permanent bureaucracy leans left has never been a secret. The other Dem advantage is the media. It, too, has always leaned left, but the bias involved in demonizing Trump and his supporters is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Either the nation moves on to other business and the election, or the parties engage in mutual destruction over Bolton and the Bidens. Acquittal and moving on is my hope. Mutual destruction is my fear.

Democrats, stuck in Watergate mode, bungle Lewandowski testimony

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The president and his team cooperated extensively with the special counsel, which will make the Judiciary Committee's task of pressing an obstruction of justice case against them all the more difficult. Trump has flummoxed Watergate-fixated Democrats with a simple strategy: cooperate with the special counsel. In not cooperating with the Judiciary Committee leadership, he is in effect arguing that he has already cooperated with the important investigation and does not have to cooperate with a political investigation on Capitol Hill, especially when the House leadership cannot decide whether it is a formal impeachment proceeding or not.

It’s time for Mueller to put up or call it quits

Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, USA Today

Two Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinions hold that a sitting president is constitutionally immune from indictment. Mueller, appointed under executive authority, is obliged to follow them. Why, then, does he seek the president’s testimony? It can only be to provide it to Congress for impeachment proceedings. If Mueller does not have evidence of collusion after 22 months, he should not be fired. He should call it quits.