Global Affairs: US impeachment hearings more than a political drama

However it goes for Trump's future, the outcome will have long-lasting effects that go beyond domestic politics

It is tempting to dismiss the current impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in the United States as just political drama.

After all, they are already descending into the classic "he said, she said" tale, a complicated plot with many characters and numerous walk-in parts, exotic foreign leaders who may or may not be involved, countless memorandums that may or may not exist and tedious disputes over barely comprehensible government rules and regulations so typical of all Washington political scandals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2019, with the headline 'US impeachment hearings more than a political drama'. Subscribe