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Old 11-07-2019, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
Let me just say that in every presidential impeachment trial so far, the question of whether he did what he was accused of never arose. There was no doubt of the truth of the accusation and that was never the question. The question was always, was this an impeachable offense. And that is inherently political. So the first answer is the correct one.
I don't want to drag this thread off topic but there are some cases where an offense hinges on motivation or intent, for example abuse of authority (in my opinion) hinges on intent. So standards of proof come into play when determining intent.

If you believe that there are no impeachable offenses that hinge on intent, I am willing to agree to disagree for the purposes of this thread.