Yovanovitch: ‘Our Institutions Need Us’

“I had always thought that our institutions would forever protect us against individual transgressors. But it turns out that our institutions need us as much as we need them; they need the American people to protect them or they will be hollowed out over time, unable to serve and protect our country.”

— Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, writing in the Washington Post.

Bennet: White House’s Stonewalling Is ‘Pathetic’

“It’s more than frustrating—it’s pathetic. If you had any regard at all for the prerogatives of the legislative branch, to allow the White House to stonewall the House of Representatives in a completely unprecedented way, and then accept a set of rules … that are just a cover up for what the President has done, I think demonstrates a complete lack of regard for what this institution is supposed to be about.”

— Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), quoted by the Daily Beast, on the GOP’s refusal to budge on impeachment.

Dershowitz Wants to Take Back His Illogical, Immoral Argument

“They characterized my argument as if I had said that if a president believes that his re-election was in the national interest, he can do anything. I said nothing like that, as anyone who actually heard what I said can attest.”

— Alan Dershowitz, who is part of President Trump’s impeachment team, is trying to backtrack on an argument he made yesterday that anything a president does to win re-election can be seen “in the public interest.” Dershowitz specifically claimed that CNN and MSNBC “distorted” his argument, however, the video shows that Dershowitz said exactly that.