You can almost see the tectonic plates of the nation’s capital inching ever closer to one another this week.
The threat of impeachment has laid bare the Washington machine; it has thinned the veil between the ruling class and the constituency. We can see that every move is calculated, and meant to either intimidate, feign, or enforce some subsequent maneuver.
We are in The Matrix, if you will.
Nancy Pelosi, before opening her “formal impeachment inquiry”, laid the fist trap. Madam Speaker told the President that any attempt to defy her would be subject to charges of obstruction.
The President has his own counter-trap; to send Nancy Pelosi away empty handed anyway, and then claim that cooperation can only occur once The House votes to approve this inquiry.
Now, as Trump goads the Democrats over their own implosive impasse, two of Rudy Giuliani’s close associates get nabbed at Washington Dulles airport, in a symbolic tightening of the noose.
Federal prosecutors in New York formally announced federal campaign finance charges on Thursday against two foreign-born men who aided Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, in his efforts to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden.
The men, Ukrainian-born Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, originally from Belarus, are accused of conspiring to “circumvent the federal laws against foreign interference by engaging in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and State office,” according to a four-count indictment in the Southern District of New York. Two other men, David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin, also face charges.
The charges include conspiracy, falsifying records and making false statements to the Federal Election Commission.
President Trump has maintained his innocence throughout this process, even going so far as to release a partial transcript of the Ukraine-connected telephone call that first sparked the impeachment inquiry.
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