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Mitt Romney was first; Will GOP stand up against a lawbreaker in the White House?

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By Trudy Rubin

Finally, one GOP senator had the guts to tweet the obvious: "The President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling."

Thank you, Mitt Romney, but let's get more specific.

Trump's shakedown of Ukraine's president and appeal to Beijing are the acts of an autocrat who disdains the law and twists foreign policy to serve his own vendettas. To hell with our once-proud image as a country where leaders are subject to the rule of law.

Because let's get this clear. According to U.S. election law, it is illegal for any person to solicit, accept or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election."
And there is no question that Trump has been soliciting ― like mad.

Consider what we already know. Despite the claims of the president and his minions ― trumpeted in dishonest TV ads ― Trump's squeeze on Ukraine has nothing to do with "corruption."

In the transcript of his July phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the word corruption is never even mentioned.

Instead, the president immediately presses Zelenskiy to investigate a crazy, debunked theory that Ukraine, not Russia, hacked into Democratic emails in 2016 and framed Russia. Then Trump squeezes Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President........

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