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The Trade-Offs in the Articles of Impeachment

LawFare – “The draft articles of impeachment released on Dec. 10 by House Democrats reflect a series of careful and intentional strategic choices. First, the document is short—just over eight pages. It contains only two articles of impeachment: one on abuse of power, and one on obstruction of Congress. It uses no Latin terms. It has no footnotes. It is written in clear language, without lawyerly turns of phrase or technicalities. It is designed to tell a straightforward story in terms that are easy to understand. It is, in short, a document meant to be readable by Americans, not just by lawyers…”

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