Fox News: Pelosi strategy questioned after refusing authorization vote vs CNN: Trump's impeachment defense game is absurd
Impeachment inquiry is still no.1 topic in our news. While Trump is using defensive strategy such as arguing that “there was no quid pro quo”, “our conversation was perfect”, “Kangaroo court and the witch hunt”, his opponents are claiming that currying favor from a foreign country is an impeachable offense.
In this CNN article, their legal analyst focuses on Trump’s claim that he is just trying to rescue the US from the clutches of corruption: "“As the President of the United States, I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, CORRUPTION, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other Countries to help us out!” Even if that was his intention, Trump should have requested assistance through Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. Nevertheless, he never showed any interest in other corruption cases in Ukraine, except for Biden’s potential corruption case.
Fox News article contends that the impeachment inquiry lacks legal authority, and that is the reason why Dems are refusing to hold a vote. They argue that their approach of informal impeachment inquiry has no support in precedents.
CNN article fails to point out that it is not only about president looking into foreign corruption. President of the US should also have an authority to informally look into corruption cases involving our top officials. On top of that, the fact that the US provides aid to Ukraine, authorizes the President to look into corruption in the country. That is what he seems to suggest here: " Good because I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair. A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved".
Fox News article fails to point out that there is really no requirement to hold a vote, especially if Republicans are allowed to fully participate in the process.