Cartoon: quick, hide the collusion

Adlai Brandt-Ogman
October 15, 2019

Even if an impeachment trial somehow determines, despite a preponderance of evidence, that there was no quid pro quo between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky–not to mention if Congress determines that a quid pro quo is necessary to constitute an abuse of power, a dubious assertion in its own right–the administration will still likely have committed a crime. By originally removing the transcript of Trump's phonecall with Zelensky and placing it in a system for classified information, White House lawyers committed a cover-up. Their refusal to comply with Congress's requests for information, including threats to executive branch officials to not testify before Congress, is simply a further cover-up.

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CNN - Whistleblower says White House tried to cover up Trump's abuse of power

New York Times - Was There Another Cover-Up In Response to the Whistle-Blower?

The Atlantic - The Cover-Up Betrays Trump’s Guilt

Adlai Brandt-Ogman

Adlai (‘21) is the Editorial Cartoonist. He is a prospective Media Studies Major. He has contributed to the Fumetto Magazine and has designed shirts for Vassar’s fencing team. In addition to his interest in art, he’s on Vassar’s Men’s Fencing varsity team and plays classical guitar.