“The House of Representatives — in proceedings in which the president chose not to participate — impeached Trump for abuse of power and contempt of Congress. Where does all this leave us at the outset of Trump’s Senate trial? It leaves us with valid, lawful, constitutional arguments for Trump’s impeachment that he ought to take seriously.
“That is, unless he knows he will be acquitted because Republican senators have told him so. Whoever may have whispered that into his ear is unworthy of sitting as a juror and has violated the oath of “impartial justice” and fidelity to the Constitution and the law.
“What is required for removal of the president? A demonstration of presidential commission of high crimes and misdemeanors, of which in Trump’s case the evidence is ample and uncontradicted.” – Andrew Napolitano, writing for Fox News.