Some topics supersede local issues and there's no denying that today's historic events dominate the mind of every Kansas City voter as the fate of the Commander-In-Chief hangs in the balance.
And so, right now we share news links from "many sides" of this EPIC struggle for power and a preview of 2020 campaign season already out of control.
Witch Hunt Sneak Peek?!?!
The Democratic point of view, per conversations with House Democratic aides working on the impeachment inquiry: Their goal is to have Ambassador Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, and State Department official George Kent - both apolitical career officials - lay out what they see as Trump's abuse of presidential powers to force a foreign government to interfere in U.S.
Today Is History
The gravity and drama of the first televised impeachment hearings into Donald Trump's presidency on Wednesday will imprint themselves on history and reverberate far from Washington.
Washington - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, saying her handling of the impeachment inquiry is "actually quite brilliant." "I disagree with her ideologically, but I think Nancy Pelosi is a master at political warfare.
New Charges Confront Prez???
On the eve of the historic impeachment hearing, the top impeachment investigator, Rep. Adam Schiff tells NPR there is enough evidence to impeach Trump for bribery, for abusing "official" powers of the presidency and because Trump was "offering official acts for some personal or political reason."
The Word From Rudy
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday defending the president against allegations of wrongdoing in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that led to an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.
How To Watch
The first public presidential impeachment hearing in over 20 years is set to be held before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, with witnesses Democrats believe will bring to life allegations that President Donald Trump has abused the power of the presidency.
Discounting Partisan Price-tag
President Donald Trump and this generation of Republicans plainly are looking to the politics of the Clinton impeachment as a source of comfort. They are deluding themselves in a profound way.
Expect Prez Trump To Fight
The anonymous official who has written a scathing account of the presidency of Donald Trump suggests the president might refuse to leave office even if convicted in impeachment hearings or defeated narrowly in the 2020 election - and says Trump is preparing his followers to see either outcome as a "coup" that could warrant resistance.
And so . . .
We'll be watching and waiting for this EPIC display of Democracy in action or lack thereof ... Depending on the vantage of the reader.
You decide . . .