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The whistleblower hearing proved we really only have one option left

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The historic nature of this week cannot be overstated. We are witnessing a blatant endeavor on the part of the President of the United States to solicit foreign election interference in the 2020 election. This was the focus of the Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire's hearing.

Before we analyze the hearing, let's put recent whirlwind events into context. Earlier this month, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) revealed there was a whistleblower complaint being withheld from Congress. Last week, it was revealed President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son on their July 25th phone call.

On Monday, reports indicated President Trump personally froze military aid to Ukraine a week before that July 25th phone call. On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced House Democrats will be pursuing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. On Wednesday, the White House released damning transcript notes of the July phone call confirming Trump's request for an investigation into Biden came in the context of suspended military aid, fueling quid pro quo and extortion allegations. Later in the day, Trump met with Zelensky at the UN and........

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