If you don’t think the Democrats are still planning to destroy the president, you haven’t been paying attention.
The last 24 hours have been instructive in how the Democrats can leverage the power of the Deep State to accomplish their policy goals — or in this case to kneecap their political enemies.
Together, they are the Glenn Close character from “Fatal Attraction,” who will never stop coming after you because of her delusional paranoid fantasies. You already know that, but the lesson to learn is that you can never assume you are safe. If you are going to kill the bitch, you had better make sure she is really dead.
Unfortunately, Republicans have a tendency to think they have the upper hand. Fatal mistake.
For instance, the delayed timing of the impeachment trial in the Senate looked like a mistake by Insane Clown Posse leader Nancy Pelosi — until it didn’t. Turns out her timing was impeccable. Indeed on the very day when the impeachment was transmitted to the Senate, a “new” witness magically went public on the corrupt news media, and on the next day a government agency accused the president of breaking the law.
Pay attention. Nothing happens by accident when Democrats are involved.
First we saw the unleashing of Ukrainian pit bull Lev Parnas, whom Rudy Giuliani had employed as a go-between with President Zelensky and his Ukrainian government. Parnas is a bad man, and Giuliani was a fool to recruit him, which gives the Democrats and their corrupt media allies the perfect opportunity to weapon use the loose cannon in their effort to bring down the president.
Parnas, who is under federal indictment for campaign finance violations, went on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC last night to “tell all” about the supposedly illegal plot to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption in the Ukraine. According to MSNBC and the corrupt news media, the Parnas story is a game changer.
But the facts of what a Parnas is telling us are nothing new. Giuliani wanted the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation of the Bidens for their corrupt dealings with Burisma. Check. Giuliani already told us that himself.
Then there is the “bombshell” that President Trump knew about Giuliano’s efforts in the Ukraine. Check. President Trump already told us that himself, and we have the transcript of the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky where the presidents talk about the Bidens, Burisma, Giuliani and the whole ball of wax.
Mostly what is new is we are hearing Parnas’s OPINION about what President Trump knew or about what Mike Pence knew or about what Attorney General Bill Barr knew. This is not evidence; it is speculation and would never be allowed in a court of law, which may explain why it was introduced to the American public via a sensationalized TV interview rather than in a congressional hearing.
(NOTE: In a telltale slip-up today during her weekly press conference, Pelosi referred to the new information revealed in “last night’s hearings,” referring presumably to the interviews of Parnas by Maddow and Anderson Cooper. That just confirms the incestuous relationship between the Fake News Media and the Deep State.)
It should be noted that one bit of new information did come out yesterday that raises the question of whether Ambassador Marie Yovanovich was illegally spied upon. Ukraine has opened an official investigation. But even if that happened, there is little likelihood it was authorized by the president. Nonetheless, the Democrats will spin it against him in the court of public opinion.
The second bit of staged assassination theater came today in the form of the “bombshell” GAO report that claims the White House budget office violated the law when it froze U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
Ooh! Pardon my skepticism of the “independent” findings of the Far Left Government Accountability Office. The timing of this report proves on the face that it was part of a targeted campaign against the president to do maximum damage.
But let’s consider the actual substance of the GAO report, which says the White House budget office violated the law when it froze U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the GAO wrote. “OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). The withholding was not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that OMB violated the ICA.”
Imagine that! The GAO just discovered the Impoundment Control Act! Ridiculous! Everyone already knew about the Impoundment Control Act when the House was holding its impeachment hearings. There was no violation of law because the money was released by the end of the fiscal year, and in any case the administration was investigating whether the Ukraine government could be certified to be free of corruption, also a requirement under the law.
Of course, Crazy Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats don’t care about the law; they just want to get rid of President Donald Trump, and they will use any and all means, legal and illegal, to do so. This impeachment is a PR campaign, and the Democrats will throw everything possible at a Trump that makes him LOOK bad regardless of whether it was legal or not.
Sleep with one eye open. They may be coming for you next.
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