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For those who are too impatient to sit and listen, or who want to see the written word, along with the oral testimony. This guy really is good, and clear.
Excerpt from Feldman written testimony: “The phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” was an expression with a concrete meaning. The word “high” in the phrase modified both words that followed: “high crimes” and “high misdemeanors.” The word “high” meant “connected to high political office.”… the essential definition of high crimes and misdemeanors is the abuse of office. The framers [of the US Constitution] considered the office of the presidency to be a public trust. Abuse of the office of the presidency is the very essence of a high crime and misdemeanor… The classic form of the high crime and misdemeanor of abuse of office is using the office of the presidency for personal advantage or gain, not for the public interest.
When the framers specifically named bribery as a high crime and misdemeanor, they were naming one particular version of this abuse of office that was familiar to them.” ”
Feldman Written Testimony on Why Authors of US Constitution Provided for Impeachment; Meaning of High Crimes & Misdemeaners; Application to Trump
Original link: https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2019/12/Feldman-Testimony.pdf
Historically everything used to be framed in comparison to Rome. Why no mention of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Republic
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