Why are we still talking about impeachment? Have we learned anything new—gasp-worthy information that could generate bipartisan agreement that a quid pro quo occurred? No, we haven’t.
Last month, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, confirmed that there was no linkage between the military aid from the United States and any investigations or White House meetings. “Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and did not tell me exactly, about the relation between the [military] assistance and the investigations,” Prystaiko said. “I have never seen a direct link between investigations and security assistance. Yes, investigations were mentioned, you know, in a presidential conversation. But there was no clear connection between these events.”
None of the Democrats’ impeachment witnesses have strengthened the case for impeachment either. All testified under oath of having no direct knowledge of a quid pro quo, and that they were relying on hearsay evidence. This was so devastating to the Democrats’ case that one Democrat congressman actually attempted to argue that “Hearsay can be much better evidence than direct.”