The Democrats' effort to impeach President Trump is full of shortcomings, holds Conrad Black of American Greatness. It all relies on the president allegedly having used his power to influence a Ukrainian investigation into Hunter Biden. But there is no evidence of wrongdoing here. Trump only asked about a matter that could involve the law being broken. It is in the US's best interest to know if crimes were committed. Additionally, the president didn't do anything to force the hand of Ukraine's president. He never withheld aid, nor made any threats. Still, Democrats and their supporters are going after Trump, not out of a desire for justice but partisanship.
Impeachment proceedings against President Trump are justified, believes Neal Katyal of The Washington Post. Republicans are trying to defend him, and their latest effort to say he didn't directly break the law is inaccurate. Trump committed an impeachable offense when he asked Ukraine to investigate the family of Joe Biden, his political opponent. He was clearly using his power as president to help himself politically, while also putting himself at the risk of blackmail. This is unacceptable and absolutely an impeachable offense. Public officials are prohibited from receiving such gestures, and the presidency should not be used in the way that Trump has.