Magazine October 28, 2019, Issue

Rush from Judgment

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Our distorted lens on impeachment

Tom Bossert, a former homeland-security adviser to President Trump who now analyzes the news for ABC, went on the network’s show The Week a few days after Nancy Pelosi announced that the House was going to consider impeachment.

Bossert made a number of points in defense of his old boss. Whether Trump had abused his power by making aid to Ukraine contingent on its government’s investigating Joe Biden, he said, had been “far from proven.” The president had ultimately provided both money and missiles to Ukraine after holding them up.

Bossert also said, however, that he was “deeply disturbed” by Trump’s phone

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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