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Name-drops highlight how Distinct parties’ impeachment narratives Have Been

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee each published their very own impeachment reports this past week. They could not be more distinct.

Democrats started their report by stating the analysis”discovered a months-long campaign by” President Donald Trump” to utilize the forces of his office to solicit international interference on his behalf at the 2020 election” Republicans, meanwhile, stated there wasn’t any evidence of any wrongdoing by Trump.

1 way to determine exactly how much both narratives diverge? Count how often a number of the crucial characters in the Trump/Ukraine nexus have been cited.

From the 300-page Democratic report, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, both indicted partners of Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani who helped him in his attempts Ukraine, were cited 144 times. From the 123-page GOP report, both guys were not cited in any way.

Another illustration of the disparity is how frequently Giuliani and Trump’s ambassador to the European Union,” Gordon Sondland, were known in every report. The Democrats called Giuliani and Sondland a total of 1,136 times. Republicans, on the other hand, said both only 306 times.