Jack Hassard, having taught science education for many years, is scrupulous about evidence. So he took seriously Trump’s demand that everyone read the transcript of his “perfect” phone call with the president of Ukraine.

He gives a close reading to that transcript here. 

What transpired, he says, based on the transcript, was not a “quid pro quo.” A this-for-that can be completely legitimate: You mow my lawn, I’ll trim your hedge. You take my dog for a walk, I will do your dishes.

What happened, he says, is bribery.

Read the transcript yourself.