Lawyer, George Washington University Professor, and legal expert Jonathan Turley in his opening statement called Nadler’s impeachment inquiry unConstitutional based on the actual debates at the Constitutional Convention during the Impeachment Pseudo-Debates today. In his opening statement, Turley mentions how the Framers of the Constitution specifically removed “maladministration” from the impeachment clause of the Constitution, meaning the Democrat’s main argument does not constitute an impeachable offense.
In his argument, he said President Trump had done nothing impeachable and therefore the entire impeachment treasure hunt is unConstitutional. Under questioning from Doug Collins, Turley noted how the Framers of the Constitution considered impeachment as a very important process that should not be sped along, as the House Democrats have been trying to accomplish. He also mentioned, during questioning by Paul Taylor, that the rhetoric surrounding impeachment being focused on whether a person is anti a foreign government interfering in the election effort is a form of censorship and not at the source of the issue, which is whether the President committed bribery, treason, or high crimes and misdemeanors.
Jonathan Turley also said there was no crime committed by President Trump when asked. Instead he said the impeachment treasure hunt was based on hearsay and theories instead of the actual facts of the issue. He also said he thought the evidence given by the Democrats fails to provide any proof of an impeachable offense.
NBC NEWS: The impeachment report by House Democrats is too muddled to change any minds: Impeachment is a political act that relies on making a legal case. And the lawyering in this report is atrocious.
The fact that NBC News would publish this tells me that impeachment is polling horribly in swing states and they’re trying to warn the Democrats away from a disastrous course.
VICTORY GIRLS: Down the Democratic Rabbit Hole of Impeachment.
Well, Adam Schiff finally delivered his impeachment report. He tried for fanfare. He tried so hard to sound the end of the Trump Administration. Instead of being carried through the streets of DC on the shoulders of his adoring media sycophants, Nancy Pelosi nearby, Schiff now faces questions about the report and its, shall we say, lack of any solid evidence supporting the “need” to impeach the president.
There have been questions from the beginning about how the hearings would be conducted. Despite claims by Pelosi and company that they wanted transparency so the American public could see what was going on, the hearings were anything but. Then Schiff, acting the little dictator he wants to be, make sure the Republicans had little to no chance to counter the carefully crafted narrative he’d built for the hearings.
In short, they stacked the deck against Trump and his supporters and weren’t about to let anyone have the chance to upset their plans.
The Impeachment Report:
If you haven’t had a chance to look at the report yet, prepare yourself. It weighs in at 300 pages. There’s a five page preface. An executive summary that comes in at more than 20 pages. We finally get to the meat of the report at page 37. Until then, you get Emperor Schiff meandering around, giving his campaign speech for ultimate ruler of the U.S. as he interprets how the Founding Fathers would feel about the current occupant of the Oval Office and his alleged behavior.
I’ve managed to make it through about a quarter of the report. It’s been slow going because I keep stopping and wondering when there is finally going to be something solid to support all the rhetoric. There’s a great deal of innuendo and assumptions drawn on second and third hand knowledge. But there is little, if any, solid evidence beyond the evidence that the report is nothing but a one-sided indictment of the president because the Dems have yet to get past the fact they failed to win the 2016 election.
The report also reveals their plan to continue poking and prodding and digging until they find something they can use against Trump:
This report reflects the evidence gathered thus far by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in coordination with the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry. . ..”
Note the “thus far”. Whether Schiff meant to show his hand or not, he has. They will keep at it, no matter what the cost to the country. And he has the stones to call himself a public servant. The only thing he, and too many on his side of the aisle, serves is his own interests.
Questions and Concerns About the Impeachment Report:
Elizabeth Vaughn brings up something we should all be concerned with.
The most stunning aspect of the report, to me anyway, was the inclusion of telephone records of House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, Nunes’ aide David Harvey, President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and investigative reporter John Solomon. Schiff refused to say how he was able to obtain these records.”
These records show only that calls were made by these persons and two whom, how long the calls lasted and when they were placed. The content of the calls was not there. Not that it stopped Schiff or the media. The insinuations that there has to be something illicit, if not illegal, going on because they talked with one another are clear. But here’s the thing. It is nothing but speculation, just like so much of this report and the testimony leading up to it.