WASHINGTON: Adam Schiff, the imperious overload of the Kangaroo Court – Impeachment Hearings, begins the public hearings into how President Trump handled phone conversations with Ukraine’s President Zalesky. To laughable results. The Democrat-controlled House does have “sole power” of impeachment. However, that power is a grant of jurisdiction – the power to proceed. It is not a license to proceed with purely partisan motivations. As the Democrat’s are exhibiting in this Impeachment proceedings.
Schiff is clearly demonstrating this is all about media play in the court of public opinion. Voters have no power or responsibility before, during or after impeachment proceedings except for the power to vote. The goal to sway voters not to impeach, but to not vote for President Trump in 2020.
The drafters of the Constitution intended the impeachment and removal process to be exercised only when there was sufficient evidence that the subject of the impeachment had committed a legally qualifying offense.
This is not about whether impeachment is popular in the polls or whether a majority of Americans prefer it. But if a crime against the United States by the Chief Executive has been conducted.
Transparency in the context of this quasi-judicial process is to provide fundamental fairness and due process for the president. However, the Democrats are hellbent on refusing Republicans the power subpoenas and witnesses.
The Democrats are claiming the President should be impeached due to what they characterize as a “blatant abuse of constitutional authority.” Representative Adam Schiff saying,
“These open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves and also to learn firsthand about the facts of the president’s misconduct.”
So far, as the committee ends its first day, nothing but assumptions and heresy. One of the most interesting “recollections” being the hearing of the President, conversing over a cellphone with Gordan Sondland, Ambassador to the EU. The assembled persons eavesdropping, and now reporting, what they overheard. The Democrat’s star witness, Ambassador Taylor, listening in second had to a conversation and reporting it is an impeachable fact.
Note – Talor testifying to what he overhead eavesdropping on the President of the United States.
Just think about that. They sat there, listening in to a private conversation. Now admitting to their less than genuine behavior.
And we, the American public who elected President Trump are supposed to just roll over, expose our belly and let the Democrats roll over us?
Because Adam Schiff and the Democrats are creating a narrative that they are pushing the testimony into. Like a bunch of square pegs into round holes. Schiff, pushing the Impeachment narrative, reads in “a classic organized crime shakedown.”
“I have a favor I want from you though, and I’m going to say this only seven times so you better listen good,” Schiff said. “I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of it. On this and on that.”
Bringing out anger from both the President and Americans alike:
Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read it aloud to Congress and the American people. It bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019
Since before Trump’s inauguration, Schiff and his fellow democrats began characterizing the outcome of a future impeachment investigation.
The Democrats do not even pretend that their impeachment game is fair or actually about fact-finding. ]
This is simply about the arbitrary use of political power, outside the bounds of due process constitutional authority.
Senator Ratcliffe, in his questioning of Taylor and Kent, brings out that their testimony is heresy. That it is not firsthand. The conclusion is that, like children playing the telephone game, can we trust that their final statement is anywhere near how it started?
Senator Jim Jordan, one of the few Republicans allowed to pose questions during the hearing saying to the Democrats’ impeachment witness Ambassador William Taylor: ‘What you heard did not happen.’
Jordan alluding to the fact that Taylor wasn’t on the call. He’s never spoken with Mulvaney. He’s never met the president. And he’s their star witness.
.@Jim_Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky’s call?
Taylor: I did not.
Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney?
Taylor: I never did.
Jordan: You’ve never met the President?
Taylor: That’s correct.
Jordan: And you’re their star witness. pic.twitter.com/ebZ6jsEjeB
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 13, 2019
“I’ve seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this.” -Jim Jordan
It is because it is a sham. Yet the Democrats are openly admitting that their goal is to try this in the media and attempt to dishonestly convince us that somehow we too should hate Donald Trump.
With this Kangaroo Court they are hoping to convince us not to vote for him.
That is not a legitimate or constitutional purpose of impeachment. It is rather ironic that they claim his “crime” is an alleged quid pro quo to gain political advantage, even as they use the House’s power of impeachment for their political advantage.
It is Schiff and other Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who should be impeached.
Schiff is proving beyond a doubt that this entire impeachment is merely a coordinated partisan attack against President Trump. An attack against the government of the United States. The Democrats are abusing the power of impeachment and, if they are allowed to move forward, they are setting a terrible precedent. One that impeachment can be wielded as a political weapon that it was never intended to be. Two that impeachment can be used to attack the Constitution and undermine the rule of law.
In the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton explained the problem of political motivation with the power of impeachment. He wrote,
“A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object, not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated political, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself. The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties, more or less friendly or inimical, to the accused.”
He is right. Schiff and Pelosi are not interested in real demonstrations of innocence or guilt. Their only interest is staging a political coup against their adversaries. But this is even bigger than the president. This is an attempt to overthrow the federal government from the inside.
And damage the US on the foreign stage. Because if they impeach President Trump, they are calling President Zelensky a liar. And if you take nothing else from today’s Kangaroo Court testimony take this. Both Taylor and Kent are disgruntled bureaucrats that are also never-Trumpers.
Neither Taylor or Kent have ever met or had a conversation with the President. The sixth amendment guards against heresy testimony gleaned from others.
And Adam Schiff is leading this kangaroo court and our standing as the most transparent government in the world out the window.