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Impeaching Donald Trump is not enough. The case for conviction

Impeaching Donald Trump is not enough. The case for conviction

Author Michael Fuchs urges the U.S. Senate to show America—and the world—that there are consequences for presidents who abuse their power.

Donald Trump has been impeached. For the sake of American democracy and national security, the Senate must convict and remove him from office.

The articles of impeachment make a powerful and clear case: The president abused his power, extorting Ukraine to help Trump’s campaign by fabricating smears about his potential political opponent and withholding US assistance from Ukraine until the campaign help was received. Then, when the House of Representatives began investigating the president’s actions, the president engaged in obstruction of Congress by ordering the executive branch not to comply with congressional subpoenas.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow