It's a shame that your newspaper has reprinted the entire litany of Republican charges about the impeachment inquiry under Patrick J. Buchanan's byline.
Papers across the country have noted that the Republican Party has zero proof for these wild conspiracy theories like the existence of a "deep state."
Buchanan ignores the factual evidence presented in the hearings just as he ignored the factual evidence that his presidential campaigns would go nowhere in 1992 and 1996. For Trump's impeachment, one sentence overwhelms all fake Republican complaints, and it's from the Federal Election Commission Chairperson, Ellen Weintraub: "It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election."
It's said that Gordon Sondland paid a million dollars to become an ambassador, and state under oath, that President Trump initiated a quid pro quo with Ukraine's president for dirt on Joe Biden.
Let's not forget that Sondland also said everyone was "in the loop."