Dem House Managers Drop Impeachment Brief
Dem House Managers Drop Impeachment Brief
House Democrats have been busy bees over the weekend, when on Saturday the House Managers dropped their impeachment trial brief. Although, clocking in at 111 pages, it’s anything but “brief.” I’ll post the link here, in case you have insomnia and want to read the lengthy bombast.
And bombast it is. In the brief, the seven House impeachment managers called Trump an “immediate threat to the nation.” So immediate that House speaker Nancy Pelosi sat on impeachment documents for weeks before turning them over to the Senate.
“President Trump’s ongoing pattern of misconduct demonstrates that he is an immediate threat to the Nation and the rule of law. It is imperative that the Senate convict and remove him from office now, and permanently bar him from holding federal office.”
Not only that, but the execrable Rep. Adam Schiff, leader of the
Gang of House Managers went into full pompous ass mode:
“President Trump’s conduct is the Framers’ worst nightmare.”
Like the leftwing Schiff was such a constitutional originalist in the first place.
So what else is in the not-so-brief brief?
First of all, they claim that Trump committed “abuse of power” by using presidential powers “to pressure a foreign government to interfere in a United States election for his personal political gain.”
“One investigation concerned former Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr.—a political rival in the upcoming 2020 election—and the false claim that, in seeking the removal of a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor four years earlier, then-Vice President Biden had acted to protect a company where his son was a board member.”
Oh really? Didn’t Joe brag about getting the prosecutor fired? Why yes, yes he did.
“I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.”
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”
Here’s Joe Biden telling his tough-guy tale.
Also in the brief, House managers also referenced their newest wet dream: a suspicious letter that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani supposedly sent to then President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky. The letter sought to oust the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
The managers didn’t publish it, but referred to it in a footnote that read “Lev Parnas Production to the House Permanent Select Comm. on Intelligence.”
However, Lev Parnas is no Boy Scout, as in October he was arrested along with three others for making illegal political donations — a Federal offense. So he’s trying to save his own skin. As my late father would say, “He’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.”
Funny how suddenly Parnas becomes the epitome of integrity when he suits Democrat needs.
“On January 16, 2020, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded that OMB had, in fact, violated the Impoundment Control Act when it withheld from obligation funds appropriated by Congress to DOD for security assistance to Ukraine.”
Ooh, the Dems got Trump on that! Impeach and remove!
Except, not so fast. As Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz said:
“The GOA got it exactly backwards. Here’s what they said. The law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities to those Congress has enacted into law. It’s exactly the opposite. The Constitution does not allow Congress to substitute its own priorities for the foreign policies of the President.”
In addition, as Ramesh Ponnuru noted in National Review, even if Trump did violate the Act:
“Merely violating a statute doesn’t warrant impeachment.”
Naturally Trump’s defense team quickly responded to the House brief. However, they didn’t need over 100 pages to make their point. Instead they only used six.
They quickly got to the crux of the Democrats’ push to remove Trump from office:
“The articles of impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president.”
They also added this:
“This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election, now just months away.”
Rather, it seems the Democrat Empire wants to remove the US President elected by those Deplorable Rebels. How insolent of them to have not voted in Hillary Clinton!
Meanwhile, President Trump spent Saturday at his golf course in West Palm Beach, FL. His defense team has until noon on Monday to submit their own defense brief. Then on Wednesday, the Democrat Empire will strike back with live presentations to the Senate.
Now is President Trump a paragon of political decorum? Hardly. In fact, he rather reminds me of the proverbial bull in the china shop — not caring how or where he throws his great weight around. But that doesn’t mean he should be removed from office. In fact, the Democrats’ shenanigans are proving more harmful to the country than any blustering Trump has done. They’re also setting a dangerous precedent for a succession of politically-driven impeachments in coming years.
Stay tuned, folks. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.