Archive for the ‘Impeachment’ Category

During a Monday interview with CNN, Joe Biden admitted what we already knew: that the Democrats’ impeachment is a waste of time. According to the article, “Biden told CNN he believed the outcome would be different if Trump had six months left in his term, but said he doesn’t think 17 Republican senators will vote to convict Trump. ‘The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much,’ Biden said.”

In other words, the Democrats are wasting the nation’s time. At least this time, they didn’t waste $40,000,000 and 2 and a half years before impeaching President Trump.

But as more alarming details came into focus about the Capitol attack, early discussions among Biden advisers of taking an active role in slowing or trying to somehow manage impeachment were abandoned, aides said, as they’ve become well aware that trying to do so could divide Democrats.

This won’t help Democrats politically. That’s because it’s well-known that the attack was pre-planned. That doesn’t change because Democrats keep pretending that President Trump’s speech incited the riot. The Democrats are well-practiced at pretending that the lie is the truth. Nancy Pelosi is especially well-practiced in that tactic. Ditto with Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. Rand Paul, who’s been ripping partisan Democrats to shreds lately over impeachment, took to the Senate floor this afternoon to excoriate Democrats over impeaching former President Trump:

Joe Biden hates President Trump. Even he knows that this faux trial is a sham, though he isn’t willing to state that to the people in his party. He’s a spineless wimp, whereas other Democrats are just hate-filled idiots who couldn’t think their way out of the proverbial wet paper bag. Businesses are hurting from Democrat governors. Why aren’t these Democrats working on getting the economy open? Why aren’t they trying to fix the problems that Democrats caused through their shutdown orders?

Instead, they’re insistent on this faux impeachment trial. This isn’t a legitimate impeachment process. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is nowhere to be found. The House never called a single witness or investigated the incident of Jan. 6, 2021. What part of those facts sound legitimate? Instead, the officer presiding over this travesty is a bitter partisan Democrat.

Tuesday evening, Rand Paul called for a vote on whether this impeachment is constitutional. The vote was 55 saying it was constitutional, 45 saying it isn’t constitutional. That vote all but officially finishes this impeachment trial. If 45 senators say that the trial is unconstitutional, none of those senators will vote to convict. Since conviction requires 67 votes in the Senate, this trial is over before it starts.

The Democrats’ hatred of former President Trump is so deep that they’re willing to ignore Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, the part of the Constitution that dictates how impeachment trials are supposed to be held. According to this article, “Senate sources confirmed Monday” that “Chief Justice John Roberts won’t preside over former President Donald Trump’s Senate trial.”

Unless Democrats intend on impeaching Joe Biden, the Democrats’ faux trial is a joke. The text of Article II, Section IV states “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Donald John Trump isn’t the president. Joe Biden took that oath last Wednesday.

Why waste time removing a president that’s already left office? It isn’t like the Senate doesn’t have a cabinet to weigh in on.

The Constitution calls on the high court’s chief justice to preside over a Senate impeachment trial of the president. Roberts presided over Trump’s 2020 impeachment trial, which lasted nearly three weeks and resulted in his acquittal. But Roberts is not coming this time around.

The Constitution does not outline how to impeach an ex-president. The missing instructions have left Senate leaders in both parties to devise their own rules, including who will preside over the trial.

The instructions aren’t missing. The men that wrote the Constitution thought this contingency through before writing the Constitution. The men that wrote the Constitution intended to not try former presidents. Remember how many Democrat pundits talked about how then-President Trump might face criminal prosecution if convicted and removed via the impeachment process? I do. Each day, a different Democrat pundit talked about whether then-President Trump would wind up in jail.

Here’s a question Democrats won’t attempt answering. Why would a person convicted of high crimes of impeachment be subjected to criminal conviction in a civilian court, too? A person willing to subject a person to 2 convictions of the same crime would have to be an exceptionally vindictive individual. What a waste of time:

Since Inauguration Day, Democrats:

  1. have killed high-paying union jobs,
  2. have done nothing to speed up COVID vaccinations,
  3. haven’t done anything to pass a COVID relief bill,
  4. haven’t re-opened schools,
  5. haven’t killed female sports
  6. and made National Guard troops protecting politicians attending the Inaugartion sleep on concrete floors.

What a bunch of losers.

Angie Craig appeared on TPT Almanac Friday night. During the second segment of the show, co-anchor Eric Eskola used a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1967 speech at Stanford. In that speech, Rev. King said “But in the final analysis, riots are the language of the unheard. What has America not heard?” To put Eskola’s question in context, he said “Rev. King said riots are the voice of the unheard. We’ve had riots across the political and social spectrum this past year. How do we get a truce here? How do we calm things down?”

Rep. Craig is supposedly a moderate Democrat but her reply was anything but moderate. She replied “Well, I don’t know how you get a truce with violent criminals who are invading the nation’s Capitol. I think what we have to do is understand that it is upon every single elected official in this nation to tell the truth and so I think we start with the truth, Eric, and we go from there. But until we really understand and start telling the truth again as elected officials, I think you’re going to have a segment of President Trump’s base who is — they’re just out of control at the moment.”

What does “President Trump’s base” have to do with this summer’s riots in Portland, Seattle, New York, Minneapolis and Chicago? Remember that Mr. Eskola’s question was about “riots across the political and social spectrum this past year. How do we get a truce here? How do we calm things down?” Here’s the video of the entire segment:

Rep. Craig was asked about this summer’s riots. Instead, she deflected with typical DFL talking points about the Jan. 6 riots. Notice that she didn’t highlight far-left activist John Sullivan’s arrest in Utah in connection with inciting the Capitol Hill Riots. In the video, which I can’t find anywhere, Sullivan cleary disrupts or obstructs Capitol Police from protecting lawmakers. Here’s Page 1 of his arresting affidavit:

Angie Craig has twice voted to impeach President Trump. In both instances, Rep. Craig voted to impeach the president without hearing from a single eyewitness with firsthand information of the incident. In both instances, Rep. Craig voted for impeachment without an impeachable offense having been committed. Craig isn’t as wild-eyed as AOC or Ilhan Omar but she’s still pretty far left. Voting twice for impeachment without eyewitness testimony or without the president committing an impeachable offense is the definition of radical.

Based on this article, it’s reasonable to question whether the Capitol Hill riot was pre-planned. It’s apparent that this wasn’t a spontaneous reaction.

According to the article, “Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack on the US Capitol was not just a protest that spiraled out of control, a federal law enforcement official says.” That fits with what President Trump said at the Save America rally. At that rally, President Trump said “We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country.”

President Trump didn’t incite insurrection just like Benghazi wasn’t a spontaneous uprising about a video. Benghazi was pre-planned just like the Capitol Hill riot. That means that Impeachment 2.0 is just as illegitimate as the first impeachment. At the end of this video, Nancy Pelosi announced that 232 people voted for impeachent:

That means that:

  1. every Democrat voted for impeachment;
  2. every Democrat voted without hearing a single witness;
  3. every Democrat voted for impeachment because they hate President Trump;
  4. every Democrat voted for impeachment without the House conducting an investigation.

Here’s hoping that Democrats get totally obliterated in the 2022 midterm elections. Here’s hoping that those 10 back-stabbing Republicans lose their primaries, too. Good riddance to those back-stabbers.

In November, Joe Biden called for unity throughout the nation. Conservatives didn’t take him seriously at the time. Conservatives were proven right that Democrats didn’t really want unity when Nancy Pelosi decided to impeach President Trump with just 8 days left in President Trump’s term in office.

If Democrats impeach President Trump again, it shouldn’t be taken seriously. It shouldn’t be taken seriously because:

  1. Democrats wouldn’t hold impeachment hearings.
  2. Democrats wouldn’t call a single witness.
  3. Democrats haven’t identified a high crime that President Trump has committed.
  4. Democrats would vote on a single article of impeachment in the middle of the night a week before the inauguration.

With only eight days remaining in President Trump’s term, the House of Representatives is barrelling toward a second impeachment vote in the coming days as outrage about the president’s role in the storming of the Capitol by his supporters last week continues to reverberate throughout Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will take two major steps toward impeaching Trump, which would make him the only president to be impeached twice. Tuesday evening, the House will vote after 7:30 p.m. on a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. That amendment sets up a process by which the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet may declare to Congress that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

The vote likely will not happen until very late Tuesday night.

This isn’t something that I’ll take seriously. Democrats accuse President Trump of inciting violence. Pardon the pun but that’s a trumped up charge on steroids. Nowhere in his speech does President Trump call for violence. He does call for “peacefully” marching up to Capitol Hill to protest the House’s actions. That word “peacefully” douses the Democrats’ inauthentic claims with ice-cold water. You can’t incite violence while peacefully protesting.

Democrat Rep. David Cicilline of RI told CNN this morning that they didn’t need an investigation because everyone saw what happened. That’s true but it’s apparent that Democrats didn’t hear what President Trump heard. Democrats continually insist that President Trump incited violence. Either Democrats are liars or they can’t hear straight. I’m betting that they’re liars.

Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since the day after the 2016 presidential election. Democrats lost all credibility after this:

Democrats apparently condone threats and intimidation against Republicans but they’re prepared to impeach a president who didn’t incite violence. That’s why I won’t take the Democrats’ impeachment seriously.

Nancy Pelosi just admitted that she doesn’t care about the American people. CNN’s Manu Raju asked Pelosi if it was a mistake to not accept a smaller COVID relief package months ago.

Pointing her finger, Pelosi replied “I’m going to tell you something. Don’t characterize what we did before as a mistake, as a preface to your question, if you want an answer. That was not a mistake. It was a decision, and it has taken us to a place where we can do the right thing without other, shall we say, considerations in the legislation that we don’t want.”

In other words, she intentionally didn’t negotiate a COVID relief bill in good faith in order to defeat President Trump. Pelosi needs to be called out for being the snake she is. She’s as nasty as Harry Reid was. She doesn’t care that thousands of businesses went under. Pelosi and the Democrats don’t care that people lost their life savings. Pelosi and the Democrats don’t care because they defeated the best president of my lifetime.

Pelosi’s Democrats don’t care about what’s best for the USA. If they did, Democrats would’ve passed each COVID relief bill faster. In Pelosi’s Democrats’ minds, the people whose life savings were lost is simply collateral damage. It’s a statistic to be read, not a tragedy to be mourned.

Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care because she’s utterly cold-hearted. She can just go home to her $24,000 freezer filled with $14-a-pint chocolate ice cream. She can open a beauty salon to get her hair done, then close it down when she’s done using it. When it’s over and she’s been exposed, she insists that she’s the one that’s owed an apology.

Remember these things in 2022. The people who said that they were moderates voted for impeachment without a bit of eyewitness testimony. In 2018, many of them swore that they wouldn’t vote for Pelosi as Speaker. This week, they all voted to make her Speaker again.

During this crisis, Democrats put America last. They shut down small businesses and churches. They told the peasants not to travel. The mayor of Austin, TX, even videotaped the stay-at-home message from his timeshare in Cabo. There’s tons of proof like that showing how Democrats want you put down while they travel in private jets. Throw these America haters out the next time they’re up for re-election.

Nancy Pelosi’s double-down bet is rich with irony. Pelosi, one of the biggest liars this side of Adam Schiff, is instructing Joe Biden not to debate President Trump because Pelosi said that President Trump “and his ‘henchmen’ have no ‘fidelity’ to facts or the truth.”

This is a time-tested tactic of Ms. Pelosi’s. By saying this, she’s taking media attention away from her willingness to shaft blue collar employees and small business owners. President Trump wants a 4.0 version of COVID. Pelosi insists that President Trump spend $1,000,000,000,000 (that’s one trillion dollars) on bailing out public employee pension funds. These PEU pension funds have been virtually bankrupt for a generation.

The Pelosi faux diatribe also washes away (she hopes) the stories about Jerry Nadler packing the Supreme Court, AOC pushing for abolishing ICE and Chuck Schumer advocating for eliminating the legislative filibuster. Each of these initiatives would have difficulty hitting 20% approval with the public.

Then there’s Incoherent Joe’s difficulties:

Regardless of Pelosi’s tactics, Joe Biden is still Joe Biden. It’s possible that Biden doesn’t suffer any cognitive difficulties Tuesday night. Whether he does or doesn’t isn’t the important thing. The important thing for President Trump to do is remind all the different groups he’s helped of the things he’s helped with. With African-Americans, remind them of the First Step Act, funding for HBCUs, the Opportunity Zones tax cuts that are revitalizing blighted urban areas. Then highlight the Platinum Plan.

Democrats are worried that Ruth Bader-Ginsburg’s spot on the Supreme Court is about to be filled by a conservative jurist like Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats are worried because they’re making wild threats to pack the courts, to impeach President Trump for exercising his constitutional responsibility of appointing judges and for having the audacity of standing up to the Democrats’ bullying tactics.

This article outlines the Democrats’ plan of attack to thwart President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell:

Democrats began discussing their options on Saturday, with senators all vowing a furious fight to keep the seat vacant until next year when a new Senate convenes and when Joe Biden may occupy the White House. And while no specific course of action was detailed, Democrats said they were united on this: They planned to engage in an all-out battle to stop the nomination in its tracks by pressuring four Republicans to break ranks.

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have already said that they don’t want to vote before the election so the Democrats are halfways there. While they might pick off Romney, that’s pretty much the end of the line. Republican senators in tight races don’t dare cross President Trump. If they abandon President Trump, their political careers are finished. If senators like Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and Martha McSally stick with President Trump, they’ll likely win reelection and Republicans will hold onto the Senate majority.

As President Trump moves to nominate a candidate to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, there are a growing number of Democrats threatening to implement a radical strategy and pack the Supreme Court if they take control of the White House and the Senate.

“If he holds a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021,” Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., tweeted on Saturday. “It’s that simple.”

Kennedy isn’t the only Democrat who thinks that packing the court is the right thing to do:

“If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame-duck session — before a new Senate and President can take office — then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler wrote on Twitter.

“Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame-duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemocratic and a clear violation of the public trust in elected officials. Congress would have to act and expanding the court would be the right place to start,” the New York Democrat continued.

If the Democrats held the Senate majority in 2016, there’s no doubt about whether they would’ve confirmed President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Scalia. In fact, there’s no doubt that President Obama wouldn’t have nominated Merrick Garland. He would’ve picked someone far to the left of Garland.

Kevin Clinesmith, a former FBI lawyer, “will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.”

Clinesmith is being charged in federal court in Washington and is expected to plead guilty to one count of making a false statement, his attorney Justin Shur told 360aproko news. “Kevin deeply regrets having altered the email. It was never his intent to mislead the court or his colleagues as he believed the information he relayed was accurate. But Kevin understands what he did was wrong and accepts responsibility,” Shur later said in a statement.

That’s lawyerspeak for saying ‘My client is guilty as sin’ without admitting he’s guilty as sin. Sean Davis of the Federalist wrote this article on the expected Clinesmith guilty plea. In that article, Davis wrote this:

Horowitz and his team wrote in a 434-page report that Clinesmith, identified in the report as “OGC Attorney”, altered an email from a separate U.S. federal agency, believed to be the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to falsely state that Page had never worked with the CIA to investigate suspected Russia agents operating within the U.S. In fact, as Clinesmith was told by the operative, Page had worked with the CIA previously, as well as with the FBI.

It’s difficult to picture a more corrupt action. This is a severe violation of Carter Page’s civil rights, starting with the Fourth Amendment. The text of the Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

It’s difficult to picture how a search could be determined to be reasonable if it’s based on a lie. Further, how could misrepresenting the facts satisfy the legal standard of probable cause? Clinesmith allegedly changed the email used in the FISA warrant application from saying that that Carter Page was a CIA asset to saying Page had never been a CIA asset. Further, the Fourth Amendment requires that someone affirm the accuracy of the application.

This is the first investigation into the Russia Collusion hoax that’s actually presented evidence of a crime. Adam Schiff’s faux impeachment investigation presented hearsay testimony but it didn’t present evidence that a crime had been committed. Schiff played fast and loose with the rules of evidence. Durham is a legitimate investigator who found the original email, then found the doctored email.

This is just the first shoe to drop. Clinesmith didn’t have the authority to sign off on the warrant application. He was just one piece of this puzzle.

It’s apparent that Democrats are attempting to provide a contrast between their law enforcement ideas and the Republicans’ plans for restoring safety to America’s streets. The comparison couldn’t be more unmistakable. The choice facing the American people is between Democrats defending riots in Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis vs. the Trump administration’s sending in federal law enforcement officers to protect neighborhoods and federal buildings.

Andy Ngo is providing incredible images from Portland. Check this out:

Next, check this out:

This is the definition of disgusting behavior:

Portland media is pretty much leftist fringe. They’d get along great with AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. But I digress.

Before the hearing, Chairman Nadler was in a car accident. That was just the start of Nadler’s terrible day. He should’ve seen it as an omen of things to come. Not surprisingly, Axios published a partial transcript of Nadler’s accusations:

  1. First, under your leadership, the Department has endangered Americans and violated their constitutional rights by flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of American cities, against the wishes of the state and local leaders of those cities, to forcefully and unconstitutionally suppress dissent.
  2. Second, at your direction, Department officials have downplayed the effects of systemic racism and abandoned the victims of police brutality; refused to hold abusive police departments accountable for their actions; and expressed open hostility to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  3. Third, in coordination with the White House, the Department has spread disinformation about voter fraud, failed to enforce voting rights laws, and attempted to change the census rules to flaunt the plain text of the Constitution—all in the apparent attempt to assist the President’s reelection.
  4. Fourth, at the President’s request, the Department has amplified the President’s conspiracy theories and shielded him from responsibility by blatantly misrepresenting the Mueller Report and failing to hold foreign actors accountable for their attacks on our elections—undermining both national security and the Department’s professional staff in the process.
  5. Fifth, again and again, you personally have interfered with ongoing criminal investigations to protect the President and his allies from the consequences of their actions.
  6. Finally, and perhaps most perniciously, the Department has placed the President’s political needs over the public health by challenging stay-at-home orders in the states hit hardest by the pandemic. The Department’s persistent efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act will make recovery that much harder.

Expressing open hostility towards the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t a disgrace. It’s sound judgment. Further, I’d argue that Democrats have turned a blind eye towards black-on-black crime. Republicans have expressed hostility towards the BLM movement because BLM’s founders are admitted “trained Marxists.” That isn’t racist. The rest of Nadler’s accusations plus a dollar are worth less than a dollar. The accusations are typical ‘throw everything at the wall and hope that something sticks’ Democrat special.

Michael Goodwin’s column feasts on what’s left of Nadler’s carcass:

He came, he saw, he ate their lunch. Bill Barr, denied a meal break, feasted instead on a gaggle of Democratic amateurs.

Another congressional hearing, another Dem disaster. They planned a public hanging of the attorney general and spent weeks constructing their scaffold. He is corrupt, a liar, a toady, they and their media handmaidens assured us, and the House Judiciary Committee will reveal all.

Two obstacles quickly became apparent. The first is that the Dems were led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose rabidness is exceeded only by his haplessness.

When it comes to train wrecks, nobody does it better than Nadler. What he’s missing in intellectual heft, he makes up for with oversized ego. It’s why Pelosi demoted him during the Democrats’ failed impeachment attempt. It isn’t a stretch to say that Nadler is the worst chairman in the history of the House Judiciary Committee.