The most serious abuses of power that the "Founders and Framers" could imagine were to receive a title (which always had a monetary and political value), or for there to be even a hint that money was exchanged for influence.
It's not even about, "winning," with Trump and his followers now; it's about cheating and getting away with it.
Barr claims that because of an unreviewed internal department memo, no President can be prosecuted for any crime but fails to offer a suggestion about how to "interfere" with a pattern of criminality that embeds itself and cyclically worsens.
Erdogan has been working for several years, and through several very involved constitutional steps, to develop an, "Executive Presidency." That is exactly what Trump is after.
Trump says that whatever he does is okay if he believed when he did it that it was in the nation's best interest. He can believe whatever he wants, but he can't re-write the laws as he goes along to achieve it - no more than any other man.
Whether or not Trump actually believes that it is moral and ethical to interfere in the elections of foreign countries, or invite them to interfere in ours, it is a crime.
If the Justice Department and the F.B.I. escape their duty and allow the President to exist completely above the law, and with unlimited power, then they are no longer law enforcers; and since they act directly on the President's authority, they are reduced to a criminal syndicate.
"It's not like people think," the boxer knows, "it ain't about knocking guys through the ropes, or fighting dirty. It's about getting hit; taking a hard hit that jars your senses a little, and standing back up again. It's about throwing a punch he'd never expect when you don't have the strength to raise your arm. It's about you maybe getting hit three times for every one that you land, but making him pay."
"Okay, I'm the Beast From the Abyss, the man of sin, the son of perdition but I am not a witch and the Democrats' impeachment is a witch hunt," Trump declared as his hair smoldered from Satan's fiery chuckles.
Democrats need to stop running against Trump, and instead run against Trump AND the Republican Party as well as Republican voters. That will sound harsh to most Democrats, but Trump is not the problem, merely a symptom of the problem.

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