Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy noted at National Review on Thursday that then-President Barack Obamaís administration asked Ukraine to investigate Donald Trumpís campaign manager, Paul Manafort, in 2016.

McCarthy notes the double standard ó that Democrats want to impeach Trump for doing what Obama did ó and which they have been telling the world for years was necessary to do to protect American national security.

As House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told NBC News in March, his investigation into Trump dealt with ďa present threat to our national security ó whether the president and anybody around him are compromised by a foreign power.Ē If Trump colluded with Russia, or if the Russians had compromising information about him, they could hold enormous influence over the Trump administration ó hence the need for investigation.