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The case for Impeachment

IMAGINE IF IT HAD WORKED.

Imagine if our President had leveraged his role as Commander in Chief to persuade a foreign power to open an investigation into his political opponent.

Imagine if the President’s rival lost the primary because news broke that he was under investigation.

Imagine if that meant the President faced a weaker candidate in November 2020—and won re-election as a result.

Imagine if our President owed his victory to a foreign power and we never found out.

Imagine how much influence the leaders of that country would have on our foreign policy decisions.

Imagine how easily they could blackmail our Commander in Chief.

Imagine what our President would do next, knowing he could subvert our democracy without paying a price.

Now, imagine if, eventually,

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