Carl Bernstein on Tuesday argued America is in “the middle of a cold civil war.”
“In terms of the facts, we have some overwhelming evidence that the president of the United States conspired with his lawyer to undermine the electoral process of this country through the intervention of a foreign power,” Bernstein said, referring to Trump’s phone call asking the Ukrainian leader to dig up dirt on his potential Democratic 2020 rival Joe Biden.
“It’s a very grave charge and there are a lot of facts that support the charge,” Bernstein noted, urging people to “take a step back, particularly journalists” because “we don’t know where this is going to go.”
The impeachment process hinges on how the American people process developments and how senators in the GOP-controlled Senate react to any changes in public mood, he said.
“The conventional wisdom is that he would be acquitted in the Senate,” said Bernstein. “I think it’s a time to put conventional wisdom aside, We don’t know. Senators are very sensitive to the will of the people and if the people in this country turn on these facts and this president, I think the Senate might as well.”
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