Sunday, February 9, 2020
The Faux Impeachment is Over - For Now; The Rule of Law Has Prevailed - For Now
This blog has been painfully quiet for a month watching the faux impeachment proceedings initiated by a faux whistleblower. While the impeachment of the President is a grave moment in the history of the country, the faux impeachment of President Trump President initiated by a faux whistleblower is a farce. The House of Representatives on a purely partisan vote impeached President Trump on two counts: 1) Abuse of Office, and 2) Obstruction of Congress. Members of Congress, both, the House and the Senate, swear an oath upon assuming office: “!, ------, so solemnly (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of office on which I am about to serve. So help me God.” A strong argument exists that every member of Congress who voted to impeach or convict President Trump violated his or her oath of office, and thereby defiled the Constitution. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution specifies that the grounds for impeachment of the President are “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes or Misdemeanors.” That’s it! The language is clear. The grounds for impeachment are treason, bribery, high crimes or misdemeanors. The Constitution is not mere words on parchment to be followed when desirable, but otherwise ignored. The House attempted to circumvent the clear language of the Constitution by having liberal law professors argue the framers of the Constitution intended a more broader interpretation. Let us remember the immortal words of Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass: “When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less." "The question is,’ said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master-that's all." The Supreme Court does not follow the Humpty Dumpty rule of linguistics. The Court has repeatedly held that when the language is clear on its face, then the court is to stop there. “Bribery, Treason, or other high Crimes or Misdemeanors”!!!!! The underlying issue for America was not the removal or retention of President Trump, but do you believe in the Rule of Law or the Rule of Man? If the Rule of Man, then the Constitution is meaningless and this Republic is on the road to the Rule of a Ruler, just as ancient Rome. Caesar changed Rome from a republic to the dictatorship of an Emperor. The Democrats were also willing to violate fundamental rules of due process, a concept that dates back to the Magna Carta. The President lawyers were not allowed to be present witnesses or cross-examine the secret witnesses. Representative Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, shifted the fundament concept of the presumption of innocence to the accused President. He asserted President Trump could have proved his innocence. The burden was on the House to establish an impeachable offense: Treason, Bribery, High Crime or Misdemeanor. Representative Nadler also referred to the Supreme Court constitutionally protected executive privilege as “executive privilege and other nonsense.” Once again, contempt for the Constitution by the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. The Senate, as expected, ended its trial on the House of Representatives Impeachment of President Trump by acquitting the President. The House listened to 18 witnesses. The only one with direct evidence said it never happened. They had 17 witnesses in their Star Chamber proceedings in the basement of the Capitol. One transcript has not been released. Representatives Al Green, Maxine Walters, and Jerrold Nadler are on record for calling for the impeachment of President Trump before or shortly after his election. Representative Tlaib called for the President’s impeachment when she was sworn into Congress on January No facts were needed for them. No crime was needed for them. Just removal of the duly elected President of the United States. The end justifies the means. Trample on the Rule of Law. The only question was when. The Senate was initially bogged down in a procedural morass: 2 days, 3 days, or 4 days? Witnesses or no witnesses? Will Secretary of State John Bolton be the latest coming of the as yet to be 3 years later smoking gun that will show high crimes or misdemeanor. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer knew the House Democrats produced a fatally flawed impeachment. He did the best he could by demanding the call of witnesses. Senator Schumer did not really want to call witnesses. He’s smart enough to know the Republicans call forth a horde of witnesses, who will destroy the Democrats. Representatives Nadler and Schiff would be hung out to dry. Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Representative Adam Schiff and perhaps Representative Nadler would be subpoenaed to testify by the Republicans. Eric Ciaramella, the faux whistleblower, and his attorney Mark Zaid would be called to testify. The Republicans would try to pierce the attorney client privilege, which would be neither necessary nor proper. Counselor Zaid would be interrogated about his statements: Representative Schiff has immunity in the House of Representatives for his malicious, lying statements, but not the Senate. He would be in a tough spot before the Senate. His options would be to lie, a selective memory loss, the Fifth Amendment, or a refusal to appear. The Constitution provides immunity to members of Congress in their House, but not the other chamber. The Impeachment Imbroglios. The Democrats tried to disqualify Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for not being “impartial.”. They’re quite happy though with four Democratic Presidential candidates, Senators Bennett, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren sitting as jurors along with Senators Booker, Gillibrand, and Harris who dropped out of the race. They tried to disqualify Pat Cippolone, lead counsel for the President, ignoring the attorney- client privilege. Representative Nadler variously called President Trump a dictator. Mayor Bloomberg called the President a “dangerous demagogue.” Representative Schiff echoed several colleagues in saying the President’s alleged misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” Total contempt for democracy and the American voters! Some of his favorite words for President Trump were “cheat,” “cheat,” and “cheat,” a subconscious exercise of projection! He also joined colleagues in echoing their talking points that the President poses a threat to the national security. The Representative was exercising the fabled Big Lie approach. The faux impeachment initiated by a faux whistleblower is the latest, but not the last, ploy by the Democrats to destroy and oust President Trump. The Never Trumpers and those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome are waging a scorched earth policy against President Trump. They tried the last minute bombshell, just like Anita Hill and Justice Thomas, and Deborah Blasey Ford with Justice Kavanaugh. The House came to the Senate with an “irrebuttable presumption of guilt,” but presented no real evidence. Their whole case was a textbook example of the Big Lie. They Democrats said they had to act quickly, circumventing normal procedures (Due Process) because of the threat posed by the President, whereupon Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat on it for one month before sending it to the Senate. It was all politics. The Republican Senators had enough of these tactics. The Senate impeachment trial quickly acquitted the President. Representative Nadler et al accused the Senate of a coverup. Senator Warren promised to create a federal taskforce to investigate the Trump Administration if the President were reelected. What’s next for the Trump hating Democrats and the media? They failed with fact checkers, Russia Collusion, Stormy Daniels, the Access Hollywood Tape, Michael Avenatti, the 25th Amendment, the Mueller Report and Mueller, Trump’s tax returns, the Whistleblower and John Bolton, and the President’s illegal igniting a war by killing the arch Iranian terrorist Major General Qasam Soleimani. Charges of racism, sexism, nepotism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism haven’t stuck. The don’t understand that their form of Trump Bashing is making President Trump a martyr for a great America. They don’t see the American people are exhausted relentless wave of accusations. They fail to remember of the child who cried ”wolf” or “fire” too many times. This impeachment against President trump is over. The relentless, scorched earth war against President Trump by the Democrats and the mainstream media continues. Democrats, celebrities, Media – Give It A Rest! What’s next? They can’t give up.