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A Gored Ox Impeachment -- or Are Democrats Merely Projecting Their Own Mind-set?

January 19, 2020 --

Appellate and constitutional lawyers David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Elizabeth Price Foley get to the heart of the Trump impeachment in their Wall Street Journal op-ed article, January 6. 

They indicate a "gored ox" perspective to the transcript of the July 25, 2019 phone conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky:  while Democrats see the transcript as evidence that the president sought to cause harm to a Democratic presidential rival, Republicans see the transcript as indication that Mr. Trump was seeking to root out corruption. And so, perception of the transcript depends whose ox is being gored.

For LPR, if the conduct of former Vice President Biden and his son Hunter, in Ukraine, should prove, upon investigation, to be above reproach, how could his presidential candidacy have been harmed? 

In brief, aren't Democrats somewhat premature in asserting that President Trump's call for investigating Mr. Biden damaged his chances to become president?     

Conversely, should voters consider that the Democrats' push to impeach President Trump is, basically, a move to harm Mr, Trump, bought by his political rivals?