Yesterday’s impeachment testimony, from a quartet of constitutional scholars, must have the Democrats in a panic.
Not only did one of the witnesses completely dismantle the case against Trump as the “thinnest” impeachment query of all time, but a cross examination of the witnesses resulted in one of the Democrats’ guests being forced to apologize for dragging the President’s youngest son into the mix in order to land a lame joke.
The desperation could be seen today as well, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at a reporter in the Capitol, complete with finger wagging and the literal words “don’t mess with me”.
Now, as the thin impeachment evidence makes way for articles of impeachment, the Democrats are reaching deep in their bag of tricks in their attempts to thwart the President.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday described President Donald Trump’s posture toward Ukraine as part of a pattern of abuse of power and obstruction of justice that began with Trump’s efforts to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller.
Nadler’s comments at the Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing came as three constitutional lawyers called by Democrats testified that Trump’s actions toward Ukraine are the worst examples of misconduct in U.S. presidential history and such actions are the reason the framers included impeachment in the Constitution.
The chairman’s opening statement suggested that Democrats are strongly considering linking Mueller’s findings to the House impeachment inquiry, which has focused primarily on allegations that Trump abused the power of the presidency by pressuring Ukraine’s leaders to investigate his political rivals. Trump, Democrats have argued, sought to obstruct both the Ukraine investigation and the Mueller probe.
The House Judiciary Chair’s words were crystal clear.
“President Trump welcomed foreign interference in the 2016 election. He demanded it for the 2020 election,” Nadler said.
“In both cases, he got caught,” he added. “And in both cases, he did everything in his power to prevent the American people from learning the truth about his conduct.”
Robert Mueller’s ultra-thorough examination of the 2016 election ended with no charges for President Trump…something that the Democrats can’t seem to accept as reality.
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