This morning you made a statement on voting against witnesses to which I have sent a separate letter, however in that official statement you made some worrying remarks about the validity of the Impeachment Articles of which you have been asked to judge.
On Article 2 you stated: “There is no need to consider further the frivolous second article of impeachment that would remove the president for asserting his constitutional prerogative to protect confidential conversations with his close advisers”. This is what you are being asked to judge Senator, it is not frivolous that the administration is withholding pertinent information in an unprecedented denial of oversight. I fear for the country and the Constitution of what this would allow for in the future. The Constitution and historic precedent does allow for security in information and for some autonomy of the Executive, but the Administration has blatantly abused this privilege to the point of declaring blanket privilege to withhold doc