During this very public impeachment “inquiry” process, one of the most powerful tools of the warring factions in Washington will be that of public perception.
We’ve already seen the emphasis on this become a reality over just the last 48 hours. Our elected officials have turned to the mainstream media in ever growing numbers, basically blathering on with a nonstop stream of soundbites and talking points meant to galvanize their own positions within the public ether.
In other words, there’s a whole lot of partisan hackery afoot.
When it comes to the democratic message, it is fairly obvious to see what they’re up to, as they insist that the administration’s own defense of itself is somehow an admission of guilt.
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House Democrats are developing a new plan to deal with any White House stonewalling to their upcoming demands for records and testimony: They will use it as evidence for an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, according to sources involved in the discussions.
Democrats are hoping that the tactic will force White House officials to make a choice: They could provide records to bolster the Democratic investigation, or they can resist the House subpoenas and add to the Democrats’ case that Trump has sought to obstruct Congress. On Friday, three Democratic chairmen signaled their plans in the first round of subpoenas issued since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry earlier this week.
“Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” the chairmen wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
This is circular logic at its very finest, and just goes to show what percentage of the democratic strategy here is nothing more than smoke, mirrors, and mainstream media.
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