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House impeachment managers teed up strong case. Now swing away

Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), center, and other House impeachment managers leave the Senate chamber following the final vote in the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump on Feb. 13.
Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), center, and other House impeachment managers leave the Senate chamber following the final vote in the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump on Feb. 13.Anna Moneymaker/NYT

In your Feb. 19 editorial, “An assault on our democracy demands answers,” you were critical of the House impeachment managers’ handling of the Senate impeachment trial. They did a masterful job, but their aim was above the heads of the lolling Republican senators and straight at the hearts of the American people. And the managers’ truncating of the trial cleared the way for President Biden to produce for the country.

Representative Jamie Raskin and his team teed up a richly illustrated package showing the well-crafted, criminal work of Donald Trump and his accomplices over many months. (If Trump had used such skill and diligence in combating COVID-19, he might now be ensconced in the White House for another term.)

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It now seems that impeachment is a blunt instrument in the best of times, and even though Donald Trump came nearly as close as Andrew Johnson to conviction, it would have resulted in . . . what exactly?

Now it is up to the states and whoever else can pick up the prosecution of the many criminal acts of Trump, his family, and cronies, and give them justice at last.

Samuel W. Coulbourn

Rockport