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A Shared Text, but No Shared Reality

The debate about President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president
Source: Kristoffer Tripplaar

Did President Donald Trump commit an offense that the Framers would regard as impeachable in his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky?

A non-verbatim memo describing the call has been available since yesterday. But a common text has done little to create consensus. Indeed, no question is more hotly contested in Washington. And rival factions offered their respective views Wednesday at the Atlantic Festival.

During a panel discussion on the’s managing editor, Quinta Jurecic, said Trump’s behavior clearly surpassed the Framers’ threshold for impeachment.

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