In releasing the Democrats’ Impeachment Committee report, Adam Schiff highlighted the Democrats’ national security double standard. These Democrats are attempting to impeach President Trump for delaying aid that President Obama totally refused to send. That doesn’t make sense anywhere.

According to the Democrats’ report, President Trump abused his office by withholding lethal military aid that the Ukrainians asked for but never received from the Obama administration. The hot war in Ukraine and Crimea was in 2014. Since then, there have been periodic flare-ups but nothing like the 2014 hot war. When the hot war was fought, President Obama sent blankets and MREs to Ukraine. After President Trump found out that President Zelenskiy wasn’t corrupt like President Poroshenko, President Trump sent lots and lots of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Later, Ukraine bought more Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The Democrats’ logic is that it isn’t impeachable to ignore allies entirely but it is impeachment-worthy to help an ally, just not at the speed that Democrats prefer. Adam Schiff, not President Trump, is the Democrats’ worst nightmare. Then there’s this:

“President Trump does not appear to believe there is any such limitation on his power to use White House meetings, military aid or other official acts to procure foreign help in his re-election.”

It’s frightening to watch a chairman of a major committee act this stupid. Yesterday, for what seems like the umpteenth time, President Zelenskiy said that President Trump never tied lethal military aid to any investigations:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky insisted that he never discussed a quid pro quo with President Trump tying U.S. military aid to a request for political favors in a newly published interview. Nevertheless, he hit the Trump administration for the delay in that aid and for critical statements about his country.

Schiff is so determined to impeach President Trump that he’s willing to ignore firsthand testimony that’s exculpatory. Couple that information with the old story that Chairman Schiff once said that he’d seen “evidence that was stronger than circumstantial”:

In that interview, Schiff said “Well, look, I don’t think it was intentional on the Director’s part but all I can tell you is, reviewing the evidence that I have, I don’t think that you can conclude that at all. Far from it.” Chuck Todd then interrupted, saying “All you have is a circumstantial case.” Schiff then responded, saying “Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than that and, though I can’t go into the particulars, there is more than circumstantial evidence…” It’s noteworthy that Robert Mueller’s hyperpartisan lawyers didn’t find that evidence.

Q: At what point does the American public just tune out Schiff’s partisanship and the Democrats? They’ve all heard President Zelenskiy’s exculpatory statement. There isn’t a single Democrat supposedly that’s seen this “stronger than circumstantial evidence” that then-Candidate Trump conspired with Putin’s Russia. Each of the supposed fact witnesses from Schiff’s impeachment hearings admitted during cross-examination that they didn’t hear President Trump tie lethal military aid to investigating the Bidens.

The simple fact is that we’re significantly more secure today than we were 3+ years ago. During the previous administration, aid to Ukraine consisted of MREs and blankets. During the Trump administration, aid to Ukraine consists of Javelin anti-tank missiles. During the previous administration, the president told Putin to stop hacking into our election systems after-the-fact. During this administration, DHS is proactively working with other departments and agencies to protect our election systems:

Election security is a top priority for the United States Government. Building on our successful, whole-of-government approach to securing the 2018 elections, we have increased the level of support to state and local election officials in their efforts to protect elections. The federal government is prioritizing the sharing of threat intelligence and providing support and services that improve the security of election infrastructure across the nation.

In an unprecedented level of coordination, the U.S. government is working with all 50 states and U.S. territories, local officials, and private sector partners to identify threats, broadly share information, and protect the democratic process. We remain firm in our commitment to quickly share timely and actionable information, provide support and services, and to defend against any threats to our democracy.

Saying that President Trump has risked our national security, as they said in the Democrats’ impeachment report, is foolish. The proof that we’re beefing up our systems is as plentiful as proof of presidential criminal activity is nonexistent.

2 Responses to “Schiff’s national security double standard exposed”

  • Chad Q says:

    This impeachment farce is not about making sense, it’s about either getting rid of Trump through the process or making him unelectable in 2020. Too bad for progressives that neither is going to happen unless they deliver a real bombshell.

  • Gretchen Leisen says:

    I have reached the point that I would like to just ignore the entire Democrat party for the next 11 months. They have a one-track mindset and will not stop. Like a deranged dog with a bone, they persist in their idiocy. Temper tantrums are not a sign of good leadership and are unattractive to voters.

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