What It’s Come To

In a flagrant violation of a federal statute, Trump loyalists attorney general Barr and acting director of national intelligence McGuire have blocked testimony to the House Intelligence Committee of a whistle blower who was privy to a phone call between Trump and the president of the Ukraine in which Trump apparently made, or offered to make, a commitment that, if brought to light, would unquestionably amount to a “high crime or misdemeanor,” an impeachable offense. As Jennifer Rubin noted in a Washington Post column yesterday, by acquiescing in the administration’s unconscionable defiance of the law, Republican members of Congress have betrayed their oath of office to ‘defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’.”