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Paul Manafort’s Lurid Shadow Hangs Over Impeachment


The commencement of public impeachment hearings has already yielded all manner of questions, details—and inane Republican theatrics—centered on the revelation that President Donald Trump tried to extort Ukraine into launching an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. This is all unprecedented: It’s the first time that a sitting U.S. president has ever pressured a foreign government to smear a political rival, resulting in the first time an American impeachment process has ever been predicated on national security grounds. The allegations against the president are clear: He’s accused of attempting to extort Ukraine into making a public announcement of an …read more

Source:: The New Republic

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