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"The witnesses today testified that president that in trump's behavior fits the historical definition of high crimes and misdemeanors but the fourth and the only one called by Republicans disagreed. Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law. School said it was highly inappropriate for president trump to ask Ukraine to investigate his political rival but he said it would be wrong onto impeach. It's not wrong because president trump is right. His call was anything but perfect. It's not wrong because the house has no legitimate reason into investigate Ukrainian controversy. It's not wrong because we're in an election year. There is no good time for an impeachment. No it's wrong because this is not how you impeach an American President. This is not a case of the unknowable. The case of the peripheral. We have a record of conflicts defenses. That have not been fully considered on subpoenaed witness with material evidence to impeach a president on this record would expose every future president to the same type of inchoate impeachment. Principle often takes us to a place we would prefer not to be that was the place. Seven Republicans found themselves in Johnston trial when they saved the president from acquittal that they despised for generations. They've been celebrated profiles of courage. Senator Edmund Ross said it was like looking down into his open grave steve then he jumped because he didn't have any alternative. It's easy to celebrate those people from the distance of time and circumstance and age of rage. It's appealing to listen to those saying forget the definitions of crimes. Just do it like this. Is some impulse buy Nike Snick. Sneaker you can certainly do that you can declare the definitions of crimes. Alleged are immaterial and just an exercise is a politics not the law however those legal definitions and standards which I have addressed my testimony the very thing that divide rage from reason the Democrats lawyer norm is and asked Pamela Karlan of Stanford to explain what concerns the framers of the Constitution had about four empowers empowers corrupting"