The last time Washington was in the grip of an impeachment inquiry, there was a leading Republican lawmaker who wanted us all to view the news through the eyes of a child.
Henry Hyde, who chaired the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Clinton, read aloud a letter he said he received from a third grader in Chicago.
The student wrote: “If you cannot believe the president, who can you believe?”
The words, read by Hyde in 1999, clearly echo twenty years later, at a time when President Trump’s unbelievable claims cause confusion and frustration.
Trump’s distortions of the truth have repeatedly come up in the impeachment inquiry that started in the House Intelligence Committee and is now moving to the Judiciary Committee.