Make things clear here

To the editor:

Regarding the recent congressional impeachment hearings, I have found a way that enables me to “make sense” of the entire process. Because there is so much “demonizing” and name calling by both parties and the White House, I look at the facts without attaching specific names to anyone.

For example, the President of the United States (POTUS) is being investigated by the House of Representatives regarding possible impeachable offenses. It has been determined by witness testimony and evidence that the POTUS asked a foreign government for negative information regarding a potential political opponent. To secure compliance to this request, the POTUS withheld U.S. monetary aid to this foreign country. In the meantime, the POTUS setup a channel to the foreign country consisting of non-elected personnel as opposed to using the standard channel of non-partisan career diplomats. To influence public opinion, the POTUS has regularly offered false and misleading information to support his actions and has hindered further investigation by using executive privilege to prevent key witnesses from testifying.

All of this sounds like an imaginative John le Carre’ novel, but in fact is playing out in real time before our very eyes. Without attaching any names to the above events, it becomes very clear that these actions are 1) for personal gain to the POTUS, 2) not in the best interests of the country, 3) violate the U.S. Constitution, and 4) weaken our domestic and international status. By eliminating names/words like Trump, Clinton, Democrat, Republican, Guiliani, Ukraine, Biden, etc., the situation has come into much clearer focus.