The impeachment trial of President Trump has begun.
It was a very somber occasion as Adam Schiff took to the Senate floor and begin the case against Trump with his opening statement. And it appears we are back onto Russian collusion. Schiff and the Democrats are obsessed with it: Russia, Russia, Russia!
Here are a couple of examples:
On July 24 of last year, Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in a, quote, sweeping and systemic fashion, to benefit Donald Trump’s political campaign. Mueller and his team found that, quote, the Russian government perceived that it would benefit from a Trump presidency and work to secure that outcome. They also found that the Trump campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts.
It is astounding that Schiff even mentioned Mueller. Anyone who saw him testify know what a disaster it was for the Democrats.
Then Schiff played Trump’s hilarious joke from a rally in 2016: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.”
Liberals have no sense or understanding or humor. Schiff continued:
July 24th, Bob Muller concludes lengthy investigation. He comes before the Congress. He testifies that Russia systemically interfered in our election to help elect Donald Trump, that the campaign understood that, and they willfully made use of that help. July 24th. That’s what happens. The very next day, the very next day, he’s on the phone … President Trump is on the phone with a different foreign power, this time Ukraine, trying to get Ukraine to interfere in the next election.
Russia, Russia, Russia!
Occasionally he did move off Russia but that’s because he spoke for a really really long time and had to cover other items! Following are some of those highlights.
Schiff used a quote from Alexander Hamilton about a financial crisis in 1792 to say this:
“The framers of the constitution, worried then, as we worry today, that a leader might come to power not to carry out the will of the people that he was elected to represent, but to pursue his own interests.”
Trump is doing the will of the people, more so than any President I can remember. It is Adam Schiff and the crybaby losers who are trying to subvert the will of the people and overturn the 2016 election.
“We cannot help but be in awe of their genius. Still and maybe because of their brilliance and the brilliance of their words, we find year after year it more difficult to imagine them as human beings.”
Wait a minute. I thought the founders were a bunch of racist, misogynistic hicks. Funny how the left will wield the constitution and the founders as a weapon when they think it helps them (just like they like to quote scripture to demean Christians).
“President Trump solicited foreign interference in our democratic elections abusing the power of his office to seek help from abroad to improve his reelection prospects at home.”
It’s a crying shame no one corroborated this accusation in the House impeachment hearings. Schiff said,
President Trump withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to a strategic partner at war with Russia to secure foreign help with his reelection, in other words, to cheat. In this way, the president used official state powers available only to him and unavailable to any political opponent to advantage himself in a democratic election. His scheme was undertaken for a simple but corrupt reason to help him win reelection in 2020.
First, it was Obama who withheld aid. Second, Trump doesn’t need any help beating the weak candidates the Democrats have fielded this year. In fact, the Democrats know this which is precisely why they are trying to remove Trump. They can’t win at the ballot box or on the exchange of ideas.
“President Trump and his agents press the Ukrainian president to announce an investigation into the false claim that Vice President Biden wanted the corrupt prosecutor removed from power in order to stop an investigation into Barisma holdings, upon who’s board Biden’s son, Hunter, sat.”
Joe Biden, January 23, 2018 relating this story: “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting your money. Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”
Biden likes to brag – a lot. It’ll be so much fun it he is the nominee.
“America has an abiding interest in stemming Russian expansionism and resisting any nation’s efforts to remake the map of Europe by dent of military force, even as we have tens of thousands of troops stationed there. Moreover, as one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry, the United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there and we don’t have to fight Russia here.”
For those born after 1980 I just want you to know that it was Republicans and specifically Ronald Reagan who fought Russian expansion and they were met by traitorous opposition from the Democrats and especially Ted Kennedy (who is probably experiencing massive global warming where he is now). So Schiff can just stuff it!
“Instead, we are here today to consider a much more grave matter and that is an attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election. For precisely this reason, the president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.”
Translation: We cannot possibly beat Trump in an election so we must remove him by any means necessary.
“Over the coming days, we will present to you and to the American people the extensive evidence collected during the House’s impeachment inquiry into the president’s abuse of power. Overwhelming evidence, not withstanding his unprecedented and wholesale obstruction of the investigation into that misconduct.”
That should prove interesting since every witness denied that Trump had done anything wrong. Of course Schiff is relying on the ignorance of the voter who didn’t watch the clown show in the House. Problem is, his audience is the Senate and I’m pretty sure they are up to date on it.
“You will learn of further evidence that has been revealed in the days since the House voted to impeach President Trump, even as the president and his agents have persisted in their efforts to cover up their wrongdoing from Congress and the public.”
Ah-ha! Now we know the reason for the delay in sending over the articles of impeachment: They needed time to concoct more crap.
“Nothing could be more dangerous to a democracy than a commander in chief who believed that he could operate with impunity, free from accountability. Nothing that is except a Congress that is willing to let it be so.”
Which is EXACTLY what the Democrats did when Obama was President. It is always amazing to me how the Democrats have done EXACTLY what they accuse others of.
“Since the conclusion of our inquiry, new evidence has continued to come to light through court-ordered releases of administration documents and public reporting, underscoring that there is significantly more evidence of the President’s guilt, which he continues to block from Congress, including the Senate.”
Schiff has revealed 2 things. First, they have something up their sleeve that they will drop at the time they think it will do the most damage. That is typical Democrat strategy. Second, for those who think this will finally be over when Trump is acquitted, Schiff has just revealed that they will never stop. They will keep “finding” new things. The only people who can really stop this are us, the American voter. The Democrats MUST be put in a permanent minority starting this November.
“The President was the key player in the scheme. Everyone was in the loop. He directed the actions of his team. He personally asked a foreign government to investigate his opponent. These facts are not in dispute.”
The fact not in dispute is that you are a serial liar and quite arrogant. So far the House Managers have offered NO evidence. Of course that’s because they don’t have any.
In fact the more Schiff runs his mouth (over TWO hours just on the opening!), the more he unites the GOP. It’s incredible. His hubris knows no bounds. He is so absorbed with himself that he is clueless as to how foolish he looks. He will be a historical laughingstock.
Just remember this is THE guy who was hilariously pranked by a couple of Russian comedians. And Pelosi has put him front and center of the impeachment trial? Trump has little to worry about. My only question is whether she is that dumb or if she did it on purpose so Schiff would be the fall guy when impeachment fails. I’d say it’s 50-50.
This weekend the defense will build their case and I have no doubt that Schiff et al will be easily eviscerated.