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Nothing wrong with quid pro quo? "Perhaps so", says Trump.

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As evidence mounts that President Trump tied Ukraine aid to that country announcing a sham investigation into Trump's political rivals, some Republicans are backing off their claim there was no "quid pro quo". Instead, there was a quid pro quo, but there's nothing wrong with quid pro quos. Trump, of course, agrees with them. Perhaps so. The context is particularly damning testimony from a highly-placed national security official and GOP aides caught trying to out the original whistleblower's name. A good example of the goalposts being loudly hauled comes courtesy of Ben Shapiro, the cool kids' philosopher: The next version of the question is "whether it was a criminal quid pro quo" or simply "whether it is an impeachable quid pro quo" to which the only answer is "no." Read the rest

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