Commentary by Rob Palaszewski
In the best tradition of the Soviet Show Trials of the 1930s, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to formally begin and lay out the rules for the impeachment of Donald J Trump. They did so despite the fact that there is little to no evidence of wrong-doing. They accuse the President of using his influence to pressure the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s shady dealings. [The rich irony of the matter is that Sleepy Joe bragged – on camera – to using his own influence to get a Ukrainian prosecutor fired –(in six hours by the way) – that was investigating Hunter.] They allege that President Trump threatened to withhold aid in exchange for dirt on a political opponent. But the transcript of Trump’s phone call has been published and shows nothing of the sort. First of all, it is a legitimate request to ask a foreign power to aid in an ongoing investigation. Secondly, we have a treaty with Ukraine that specifically talks about giving each other aid in investigatory matters. Thirdly, aid was NOT withheld and no investigation took place on the part of Ukraine into the Biden matter. There was no ‘quo’ in the alleged quid pro quo. Like Russia collusion, this is a great big nothing burger. The fact of the matter is, the Dems and the Deep State and the Mainstream Media and their allies on the Left were calling for impeachment before Trump even took office.
The impeachment inquiry is being headed up by Rep Adam Schiff of California who is convinced of the President’s guilt before seeing any evidence. The unofficial inquiries were being held in basement rooms that were off-limits to Republicans, with secret testimony given and only certain morsels let out in the form of leaks in order to shape the conversation. Faced with criticism for these actions – and the fact that many of the House Dems allies who worked in the Obama administration may soon be facing indictments of their own for illegal actions taken against candidate / President Trump, Speaker Pelosi opted to vote to make the impeachment process official. But that process is sorely stacked against the President. Breitbart’s analysis points out the unfairness.
“The resolution gives authority to the House Intelligence Committee that it has never had before.
The resolution does not provide the Republican minority equal subpoena power.
The resolution dilutes minority powers over the release of Intelligence Committee transcripts.
The resolution does not compel the release of past testimony.
The resolution restricts the president’s right to be represented.”
One member pointed out that- “Transcripts aren’t required to be made public” and – “Exculpatory evidence does not have to be turned over.”[i]
Trump’s impeachment by the House Dems is a foregone conclusion. He will be impeached which is akin to being indicted. Then comes the trial in the Senate. [It’s been suggested by some that the Senate could refuse to try the case.] A conviction there would take a two-thirds vote in a chamber controlled by Republicans. (But there are rumors of blackmail being bandied about to get certain compromised Republican Senators to turn.] Still, it is an iffy matter there.
But this is more than just an impeachment. It is an illegal attempt to set aside the results of the 2016 election. And it is a move by the Deep State, the Mainstream Media, rogue elements in certain Federal agencies, the Dems and others to transform America and inaugurate a Globalist society. It is all part of the same process that has brought us open borders, unlimited (illegal) immigration, and attacked the Constitution. They are coming for our guns, our religion and our morality. Chaos is their ally. Truth is their mortal enemy. Jesus told Pilate: “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37) Let us walk in truth.
[i] Sean Moran, House Democrats Pass Partisan Impeachment Process Resolution in Face of Bipartisan Opposition, Breitbart,
October 31, 2019