Elaine C. Kamarck is a Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies program as well as the Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution. She is an expert on American electoral politics and government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD nations, and developing countries.
"That phone call [between Trump and Zelensky] changed everything. The moderates, Speaker Pelosi, they changed their minds in a very public way in favor of impeachment. They’ve been making their case to the public, and some of them have followed."
"The report of this whistleblower had very big constitutional implications. ... Here we have an abuse of power that involves the president himself, and that makes it fundamentally different than the Russia investigation."