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George Conway Writes in WaPo: We Might Have to Impeach Trump Again

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George Conway, the husband to President Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing the House of Representatives is able to impeach Trump again for removing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and others from the National Security Council after partaking in the impeachment inquiry.

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Conway said Trump was retaliating against those who testified against him for the July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:  

"With essentially no pretense about why he was doing it, the president brazenly retaliated Friday against two witnesses who gave truthful testimony in the House’s impeachment inquiry. He fired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. And he also fired a third man, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, merely for being the brother of the first. Trump essentially admitted his retaliatory motive on Saturday, when he tweeted that he sacked Vindman in part for having 'reported contents of my ‘perfect’ calls incorrectly.'"

If this were a criminal investigation, and Alexander Vindman and Sondland had given their testimony to a grand jury, this Friday Night Massacre could have been a crime. At the very least, it ought to be impeachable: If Richard M. Nixon was to be impeached for authorizing hush money for witnesses, and Trump himself was actually impeached for directing defiance of House subpoenas, then there should be no doubt that punishing witnesses for complying with subpoenas and giving truthful testimony about presidential misconduct should make for a high crime or misdemeanor as well.

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"But it’s really not about this one day, or this one egregious act. It’s about who Trump is, who he always was and who he always will be. It’s about the complete mismatch between the man and the office he holds," Conway continued.

Some Democrats stated during the House's investigation and the Senate's trial they are open to the idea of impeaching Trump again. 

Trump was acquitted by the Senate on the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Democrats in the House passed in December.

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