WASHINGTON – This week’s selected news links, predictably, deal with the sudden Democrat passion to impeach not only Trump but everyone else they don’t like. The Swamp has become a regular Impeachment Carnival. One we think is likely to keep offering us new thrill rides until, say, November 2020? As America’s official Marxist-Leninist Party, the current Dems favor a One-Party state. Theirs. Everyone and everything else is illegitimate. It’s come to this. Impeach them all.
Don’t believe me on this? Take a look at this week’s most entertaining DC Newsbits:
Impeachment Quids and Quos
GWU law prof Jonathan Turley cites his article for The Hill on his site by asking an important legal question of the Dems. You Want Impeachment? Find a Quid To Go With The Pro Quo. Here’s his prologue.
The testimony yesterday and release of the information on the complaint still lacks the critical nexus needed for a public corruption crime. If you establish the basis for such a crime, then the use of the separate server becomes a serious problem as covering up a crime. But you still need a crime. Otherwise, Trump can argue that he had been the victim of leaks about diplomatic calls and they took the step to better control access to such information. So, if you want impeachment, find the quid.
Comment: Read this entire, well-reasoned article. Turley clearly dislikes Trump. But from the available material, he can’t find the Quid anywhere in the Swamp. Without that Quid, the Impeachment Carnival might run aground. Right now, the Dems are actually in search of a crime. And are too dumb to know it.
Well, here we have a real BOMBSHELL!! via The Federalist. Wonder why we haven’t heard about this on MSNBC.
Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge.
Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump.
Comment: Now,In case you were wondering, the Obama-weaponized “intelligence” community is still trying to undermine and oust a GOP president, as is their current custom. Here’s the signal right hear. Make sure you read the whole thing. Also, note this observation via Ace of Spades:
“A source says this was all done so that the usual rule, requiring this to go through the AG, would be circumvented, and this could be sent directly to Congress.
“It was all engineered by professional paper-pushers from the start. That’s why the complaint seems to have been written by a Democrat legislative staffer looking to check the boxes — because it was.”
In a game of football, we’d call this “moving the goal posts.” Just a sideshow on the edge of this weeek’s Impeachment Carnival freak show in the Swamp, though. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
Cat catches canary
Next, Tweeting on the Impeachment Carnival as his alter-ego, Wretchard the Cat, the brilliant, often overlooked Richard Fernandez, takes a look at the international Commie universe and nails it, noting additional impeachment carnival styled activites outside The Swamp.
It’s a full court press against Trump, Johnson, Netanyahu. It’s like watching some kind of world war break out. Or it could be coincidence.
— wretchardthecat (@wretchardthecat) September 27, 2019
The Trump Impeachment Conundrum Democrats Don’t Want to Talk About.
This one gets right to the point on the House Marxist-Leninists’ current impeachment mania.
[The Democrats] are driven by many things. Chief among them is the constant effort to undo an election whose result they really really really do not like.
They have the power to impeach because they hold a majority in the House, and the prospect of a juicy show trial, which Daniel Greenfield discusses here, is probably another driving motive:
Unless the Democrats take the Senate, impeachment would be a meaningless show trial. But Marxist regimes love show trials of political opponents. The Marxist element in the House desperately wants a show trial of President Trump because such a proceeding is an explicit rejection of our political system.
This is in line with other trends going on around the world, most particularly in Western Europe, where officials wish to ignore the will of the people if that will conflicts with theirs. This is a new aristocracy that feels it has enough power to accomplish this. Propaganda from the MSM enables them, as well.
Impeachment is not just meant to be a trial of President Trump, but of the voters who chose him. Its outcome, whatever the composition of the Senate, is meant to be an argument for remaking the system of elections, whether by abolishing the Electoral College or tampering with the judiciary, that would take the power further out of the hands of the voters and concentrate them with the right sorts of people.
A Trump presidency is unconscionable to them and was from the start…
They all feel deeply betrayed, not so much by Trump as by the American people who chose him and repudiated them. And the people must not be allowed to get away with it.
Comment: So take that, Deplorables! “Show Trial.” That’s the term. Actually, I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing about these “Democrat” jackasses for years. But alas, Greenfield beat me into print. (Sigh.)
A fine Morning Report
Again via Ace of Spades, we offer J.J. Seftons’ Friday “Morning Report,” which begins with the author’s usual pull-no-punches opinion on the flatulent effluvia that erupted in the Commie-led House this week. Warning: Seftons’ always colorful invective is not meant for the kiddies.
Good morning kids. The weekend is here and what a week it has been. Sadly, nay, tragically, yesterday’s vile performance by the Democrat-Media Complex so debased and defiled America in front of the eyes of the world that it made 1970s-era roller derby look like the coronation of Queen Victoria by comparison. Well, they’re already well on their way to fundamentally transforming America into a third world shit-hole banana republic by depopulating the latter and bringing it here, I guess they thought they’d give them something to watch on television that reminded them of home.
The worst of it came…
right at the outset where the odious, pinheaded Adam Schiff-for-Brains issued an opening statement that was literally a straight up titanic lie. This, despite the fact that less than 24 hours earlier the entire transcript of the alleged smoking gun phone call between President’s Trump and Zelensky of the Ukraine was released. But on the Democrats sailed anyway, knowing full well that their overlords or underlings (depending on how you see it) in the Media will either cherry-pick the transcript down to individual syllables, as was the case with both the Slimes and the National Laughingstock, or just claim that it was fabricated by the White House to cover up the real transcript.
Comment: Read the rest of it, kids. Sefton’s “Morning Reports” always lead into a useful tangle of real news and opinion columns, the kind you won’t find via CNN. Check it all out. BTW, re: “Schiff-for-brains” and the Federalist article cited above, it’s a good guess that one of Schiff’s flunkies was at least partially involved in the “expedited” and very fake “whistleblower” complaint suspiciously emanating from the so-called intelligence community, which is now a nest of anti-Republican, anti-American spies.
Or at least its leadership is. They seem to be complicit with Schiff, et. al., providing plenty of leaks to Trump’s foes in the Swamp. Word is that Schiff & Co. had this material as early as August. Finally, we hear that secretly Communist former CIA head Brennan may have stirred the pot here as well. A feature act, I think, of the current Impeachment Carnival that has the Swamp in its thrall.
And if you don’t believe me on this, head for…
which reports that
“Former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz [says] that the whistleblower probably ‘had some help’ from House Democrats in drafting the complaint against President Donald Trump and that a committee staffer told him that ‘we think this was a group project.’
‘”‘This one looks like it was written by a law professor or by a senior counsel with the CIA or with one of the [House] Intelligence Committee staffs,’ Fleitz, who also worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the State Department, told ‘Newsmax Now’ host John Bachman.
“‘Clearly, this whistleblower had some help.'”
Or watch Fleitz in this Newsmax video.
Comment: So more evidence that the current Impeachment Carnival and witch hunt in the Swamp de-cloaks, materializing as yet another Marxist-Leninist-elitist-Deep State put up job. Real Americans must absolutely start making their own demands here for equal and opposite “show trials” that send the Obama-appointed cadre of hard-left seditionists on perp walks and thence to Federal prison. For a long time.
Stay tuned to CDN for the latest Impeachment Carnival play-by-play from the Swamp!
— Headline image: Cartoon by Branco. Star of the Impeachment Carnival? Reproduced with permission and by arrangement with Comically Incorrect.