For those who can’t access WSJ, a couple of outtakes.
“Still, in constructing their defense, the president’s supporters have essentially tried to have it both ways in the Ukraine case: They have insisted there was no quid pro quo demand for Biden investigations made while withholding aid from Ukraine, and that it would be entirely proper even if there were. The Trump defense now may feel compelled to lean on the latter argument.”
If that is the case it makes a blatant liar out of the president about “no quid pro quo”. But, hey, what else is new.
“Now, Mr. Bolton’s broader credibility with conservatives, and his career-long tendency to speak his mind no matter what, mean he represents a migraine headache-in-the-making for the White House.”
Interestingly enough, if the White House lawyers did know about this and subsequently lied in the trial, there may be other problems.
“Oh, what webs we weave…”