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Why Trump’s ‘Foreign Policy’ Impeachment Defense Will Fall Flat

Trump says he’s constitutionally allowed to pressure foreign countries to do his bidding. He’s misreading our laws.

A protestor holds a sign that says “Trump is NOT above the law.”
Protester holding a sign reading: “TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW.” Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images

WWith public impeachment hearings set to begin next week, Republicans are struggling to find a coherent defense that can withstand the new evidentiary blows coming…




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Asha Rangappa

Asha Rangappa

Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is a former FBI Special Agent and currently a legal analyst for CNN.

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