When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood! (Part 6)

Note: Please read Part 5 regarding this disturbing and gut-wrenching issue:

When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood! (Part 5)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On September 22, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/when-a-u-s-president-is-...

Note:  The following articles and/or blogs and videos relate to and/or further support Part 1 regarding this extremely disturbing and gut-wrenching issue-You Decide:

Obama’s Peculiar Position on the Islamic State!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Ali Sina-On September 29, 2014:

In his speech addressed to the UN general assembly, Barak Hussein Obama said, “ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones killing innocents.” He also stated, “ISIS is hiding behind a false Islam.” We know about Mr. Obama’s admiration for Islam.  The following are a few of his statements:

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.”

“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country” (i.e., USA, not Kenya).

  • “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
  • “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
  • “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.”
  • “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House.”

In addition to the above, he has also made many unfounded statements such as, “Islam has always been a part of America’s story.” And In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

Does Obama really know Islam better than Muslims?

If Islam is as wonderful as Obama says, why did he leave it? He did leave Islam, didn’t he? He was raised Muslim and, therefore, it seems strange that one could have such a high admiration of a religion that one no longer believes in.

It is also quite strange that Obama does not seem to have the same admiration for the faith that he now claims to be a part of. He has said with sarcasm,

“Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?  Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination?  Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”

Of course the Qur’an is full of verses instructing the believers to slay the unbelievers, cut their heads from above their necks and be harsh with them. But Mr. Obama chooses to ignore all that. Instead, he emphasizes, “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

Obama’s opinion about Islam is also highly problematic.  ISIS is indeed very much Islamic. Al Baqdadi, the self-appointed caliph of Islamic State, was, like Obama, also born and raised as a Muslim, but unlike Obama he has a PhD in Islamic Law. And a great number of Muslims agree with his interpretation of Islam.  ISIS is now enjoying increasing shows of solidarity from the Middle....  Watch this politician on an interview on a Jordanian television passionately endorsing IS while shouting,

There is nothing such as ‘ISIS ideology’ – It is Islam. … if these Muslims are terrorists, I salute those terrorists. I salute the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.”

These Muslims know their religion. There is nothing that Islamic State is doing that is un-Islamic. They follow the Sunnah (examples set by their prophet) to the letter. Muhammad raided villages and towns, destroyed temples, massacred his captives, enslaved and sold their women, tortured his enemies, and as he repeatedly bragged, he cast terror in the hearts of unbelievers.

IS has also been condemned by some Muslims. Take the example of Maqdesi, a supporter of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, who criticized the Islamic State group for its brutal methods. “Is this caliphate a sanctuary for the vulnerable and a refuge for all Muslims, or a sword hanging over those Muslims who disagree with them?” Maqdesi asked.

Maqdesi is not against violence.  He is a terrorist after all. He just thinks Muslims should kill non-Muslims and not fellow Muslims.  His interpretation is simply different.  According to IS, the Shiites are heretics and killing them is justified by the Sunnah.  Muhammad ordered to burn a mosque built in Dhu Awan, a population to the North of Medina, with the worshipers inside, because someone told him the Muslims there are heretics.  So if the Shiites are declared heretics, they should be killed.

More than 120 Muslim scholars around the world released a statement denouncing ISIS militants as un-Islamic. The statement said,

“It is forbidden in Islam to torture, to attribute evil acts to God, to force people to convert to Islam, to deny women and children of their rights.”

This sounds hollow to those familiar with the history of early Islam.  Muhammad tortured his enemies, and he did force people to convert.  Okay, maybe I take that back. He actually gave them three choices: Convert to Islam, leave the country, or die.

Muhammad also took women and children as slaves and sold them. He allowed his followers to rape women they had captured in their raids.

The scholars also criticized the declaration of caliphate by IS:

“The mere announcement is not enough to establish a caliphate…The concept of a caliphate is not legitimate unless it is established by consensus from the Islamic community.”

This is true, but when virtually all caliphs, from Umar onward, received their consensus by force and by killing their detractors, we can’t really condemn al Baqdadi for doing the same.

The fact that many Muslims oppose IS does not make IS un-Islamic.  There has never been a time in the Islamic annals that Muslims were united.  They have always disagreed with each other and, as usual, always shed each other’s blood over their disagreements.

Even though Muslims don’t agree over anything, as long as they believe in Muhammad and Allah they are Muslim. Some follow the footsteps of their prophet more closely and others a little less. But they all follow him. IS, al Qaida, Boko Haram and Shabab are a bit stricter in their adherence to the Sunnah of their prophet.  They of course disagree with each other just as many companions of Muhammad did.  One of the biggest wars in early Islam where thousands were killed was the War of Camel between Aisha, the preferred wife of Muhammad and Ali, his cousin and son-in-law.  Sunni Muslims regard both these figures as exemplary salafs.

In regards to Mr. Obama’s statement that no religion condones killing innocents, we must keep in mind that the definition of innocence in Islam is not exactly the same as non-Muslims understand it.  According to Muhammad, everyone is born Muslim. It is that later in life they reject it. Those who are not Muslim are apostate and as such not innocent.  The word kafir is erroneously translated as infidel or unbeliever.  That is not the correct translation. Kafir sounds like cover, and it has the same meaning. Kafir is one who covers the truth — an unbeliever is ignorant. A kafir is one who knows the truth and yet hides it and denies it out of malice. Those who don’t believe in Islam do so because there is sickness in their heart. They are not innocent.  So, although it is true that killing the innocent is not condoned by any religion, Islam allows it, by taking innocence out of the innocent.

  • Ali Sina is the author of “Understanding Muhammad and Muslims.” He has also written a complete biography of Muhammad and a script for his biopic. He is looking for backers for making the movie and a publisher for his book. He can be reached at faithfreedom.org, alisina.org or by tweeter @AliSinaOrg.

Source Link:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ali-sina/obamas-peculiar-position-...

Allen West: ‘Islamist Sympathizer’ Obama Blind to Radical Ideology of Jihadist!-Posted on Big Government-By TONY LEE-On Septeber 29, 2014:

On Breitbart News Sunday, former Rep. Col. Allen West (R-FL) said last week’s Oklahoma beheading was a “jihadist attack” and not an act of “workplace violence,” and he warned that President Barack Obama’s refusal to fully appreciate the dangers of radical Islam will make Americans less safe at home and abroad.

Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, West said Obama refuses to acknowledge the “radical Islamist” threat, instead asserting that “ISIS is not Islamic” and insisting that “Islam teaches peace.” West said it was insidious that administration officials have met with radical Islamists, and he stated that “the enemy is here.” 

“President Barack Obama is an Islamist sympathizer and enabler,” West said. “He will not recognize the ideology. ... You will never be able to defeat Islamo-facism and jihadism if you don’t recognize the ideology.” 

West also said that Obama “doesn’t care about anyone but himself” and blasted the President’s “obtuse” ideology that “doesn’t make any sense.” ISIS “is nothing more than al-Qaeda in Iraq reincarnated,” he stated, and called attention to the numerous times Obama “took credit for ending the Iraq war and bringing everyone back,” which made the situation even worse. 

“He takes no responsibility for his actions whatsoever,” West said. “Obama believed that he was elected to end wars, regardless of what the enemy says.”

West also emphasized that the country “cannot have open borders when you are fighting a non-state, non-uniformed belligerent enemy” and noted that “narco-terrorists will be happy to enable them to come across the border,” as long as the “shadow enemies” pay them.  

West also believes more conservative veterans and conservative minorities need to be elected because so many liberal politicians are clueless about national security issues and immigration, and he said his Guardian Fund is seeking to develop a strong farm system of leaders to combat the left. 

Col. West will participate in Monday’s National Security Action Summit (NSAS II), co-sponsored by Breitbart News and EMPAct America, which will take place in Salon III at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. (2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008).

Source Link:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/29/Allen-West-Islam...

Ex-CIA Employee Admits President Obama is a “radical Islamic” Enemy of America!-Posted on The D.C. Clothesline-By Pamela Geller-On September 1, 2014:

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/09/01/ex-cia-employee-admits-pres...

Gohmert: Obama’s Praise for Radical Muslim Cleric is ‘Truly Unsettling’: ‘This, by no means, sounds like a moderate Muslim leader’!-Posted on Free Beacon-By Adam Kredo-On September 25, 2014:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/gohmert-obamas-praise-for-r...

Obama’s Agenda: Arming/Training Syrian Rebels…. Disarming American Citizens!-Posted on Jan Morgan Media-By Jan Morgan-On September 18, 2014:

http://janmorganmedia.com/2014/09/obamas-agenda-armingtraining-syri...

Video: Megyn Kelly presses Marie Harf on Obama’s big mistake: ‘It must have been embarrassing for you’!-Posted on BizPac-By Michele Kirk-On September 26, 2014:

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/09/26/megyn-kelly-presses-marie-ha...

Hollywood Studio Caught Producing ISIS Videos!-Posted on National Report-On September 26, 2014:

http://nationalreport.net/hollywood-studio-caught-producing-isis-vi...

GOHMERT: HOLDER ENABLED BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS: ‘He needed to be impeached. He’s just a guy that needed to be gone’!-Posted on WND.com-By GREG COROMBOS-On September 25, 2014:

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/gohmert-holder-enabled-boston-marathon-b...

‘MUSLIM CONVERT’ BEHEADS WOMAN IN U.S. HEARTLAND: ‘FBI probing ex-employee’s background after workplace carnage’!-Posted on WND.com-By BOB UNRUH-On September 26, 2014:

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/woman-beheaded-in-oklahoma-workplace/#DL...

Police Reveal Gruesome Beheading Detail in Oklahoma Food Distribution Plant Murder!-Posted on The Blaze-By Billy Hallowell-On September 26, 2014:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/26/report-gruesome-beheadin...

Muslims Shout “Praise Allah!” Read From Quran After Press Conference on Beheading!-Posted on The Federalist Papers-By STEVE STRAUB-On September 26, 2014:

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/muslims-shout-praise-allah-su...

Facebooki Page Of Alleged Muslim Convert Arrested in Brutal Oklahoma Beheading: ‘Sharia Law Is Coming’!-Posted on The Blaze-By Jason Howerton-On September 26, 2014:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/26/see-the-reported-faceboo...

Liberal Media Ignores HOW the Muslim Attack Was Stopped in Oklahoma!-Posted on Conservative Tribune-On September 27, 2014:

http://conservativetribune.com/lib-media-ignores-how-muslim-attack-...

Major Fail For Lib TV Panel Downplaying OK Beheading As Another Beheading Threat Surfaces!-Posted on Western Journalism-By NORVELL ROSE-On September 29, 2014:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/major-fail-for-lib-tv-panel-downpl...

The Oklahoma Beheading: More ‘Workplace Violence’?-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Robert Spencer-On September 29, 2014:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/robert-spencer/the-oklahoma-behead...

Analyzing the Oklahoma Beheading Crime Scene!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Dawn Perlmutter-On September 30, 2014:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dawn-perlmutter/oklahoma-beheading...

Obama Staff On Oklahoma Beheading: “We Just Can’t Catch A Break Around Here”!-Posted on UlstermanBooks.com-By ulsterman-On September 30, 2014:

http://ulstermanbooks.com/obama-staff-oklahoma-beheading-just-cant-...

MILITARY ANALYST: ISIS ‘WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED’: ‘The violent element is in the DNA of Islam’!-Posted on WND.com-By GREG COROMBOS-On September 27, 2014:

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/military-analyst-isis-will-never-be-dest...

ISIS threat to SEAL base exposes Navy ban on personal firearms protection!-Posted on The Wilmington Examiner-On September 28, 2014:

http://kevinwhiteman.com/2014/09/isis-threat-to-seal-base-exposes-n...

Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro: Time to Take Our Security Seriously!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By National Director, Dee-On September 28, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/video/video/show?id=4301673%3AVideo%3A3...

Video: Obama Just Blamed Others For One Of The Biggest Disasters Of His Presidency:  ‘Even interviewer Steve Kroft, perceived by many viewers to be sympathetic to Obama, bristled..’!-Posted on Western Journalism-By B. Christopher Agee-On September 29, 2014:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-claims-underreacted-isis-thr...

What This Leading Liberal Website Just Said About Obama Could Send Dems Into A Midterms Panic: “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullsh***ing,”!-Posted on Western Journalism-By NORVELL ROSE-On September 29, 2014:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/what-this-leading-liberal-website-...

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 5 STRATEGIC MISTAKES IN THE WAR AGAINST ISIS!-Posted on Big Peace-By DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA-On September 29, 2014:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/29/President-Obama-s-5-S...

Videos: Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu Addresses the United Nations!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Asst Natl Dir Melony B. DeFord-On September 29, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=4301673%3ATopic%3A3...

Controversial Owner Declares Store “Muslim Free Zone’!-Posted on TeaParty.org-On September 29, 2014:

http://www.teaparty.org/controversial-owner-declares-store-muslim-f...

Father Of ISIS Social Media Guru Still President Of Islamic Elementary School In US!-Posted on Truth Revolt-By Ilya Feoktistov-On September 30, 2014:

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/father-isis-social-media-guru-still...

Will the West Defend Itself?-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Walter Williams-On September 30, 2014:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/walter-williams/will-the-west-defe...

Video: LTCol. Allen West speaks at National Security Action Summit II!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Asst Natl Dir Melony B. DeFord-On September 30, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/video/video/show?id=4301673%3AVideo%3A3...

What Was Just Disclosed About This Apalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America: “Obama...has failed in his duty to protect America...”!-Posted on Western Journalism-By NORVELL ROSE-On September 30, 2014:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/just-disclosed-apalling-obama-habi...

Multi-Faceted Radio Host, Writer and Commentator Erik Rush Authors Hard-Hitting Obama Advertorial in The Washington Times!-Posted on The Post & Email-By Sharon Rondeau-On October 1, 2014:

http://www.thepostemail.com/2014/10/01/multi-faceted-radio-host-wri...

Howard Dean: Worries Over Obama Skipping His Intel Briefings Is More or Less Birtherism!-Posted on PJMedia.com-By BRYAN PRESTON-On October 1, 2014:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/10/01/howard-dean-worries-over-obama...

Exclusive—Former CIA Director Woolsey On Threats To America!-Posted on Big Peace-By JORDAN SCHACHTEL-On October 2, 2014:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/01/Exclusive-Former-CIA-...

Note: Please read Part 7 regarding this disturbing and gut-wrenching issue:

When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood! (Part 7)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 13, 2015:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/when-a-u-s-president-is-...

Note:  My following blogs relate to this extremely disturbing and gut-wrenching issue-You Decide:

Letter to our NM U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (re: Articles of Impeachment and Impeachment Proceedings)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On August 12, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-our-nm-u-s-rep...

Letter to our NM U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (re: Release of five key Taliban Guantanamo detainees in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On June 7, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-our-nm-u-s-rep...

America’s “Long War” against Humanity!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/america-s-long-war-again...

9/11 TRUTH SEEKERS: THE ‘LUNATIC FRINGE’ IS WHOM?-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On May 25, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/9-11-truth-seekers-the-l...

NY Times: Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. (Part 1)!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ny-times-terrorist-plots...

Veterans and members of our Armed Forces under attack!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/veterans-and-members-of-ou...

Letter to NM Representative (re: Request For Congressional Investigation Into Mysterious Downing of Chinook Helicopter in Afghanistan)!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/request-for-congressiona...

Blowing a whistle on Benghazi: There’s no hiding four murders! (Part 1)

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/blowing-a-whistle-on-ben...

Price for Justice: One of many Benghazis!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/price-for-justice-one-of...

Did Saudis Buy Obama 2008 Election?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/did-saudis-buy-obama-2008-...

Is Obama The Godfather of The Islamic Revolution?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/godfather-of-the-islamic-r...

Is President Obama in on the Uprising in Egypt?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/is-president-obama-in-on-t...

Is Israel the next Arab Facebook Campaign?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/is-israel-the-next-arab-fa...

Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America-Will America Notice!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/muslim-brotherhood-declare...

Should Americans Fear Islam?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/should-americans-fear-islam/

Is Shariah Law A Danger To Our U.S. National Security?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/is-shariah-law-a-danger-to...

What do American Citizens Know About “Sharia Law” and is It Something That We Should Know More About?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/what-do-american-citizens-...

The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/the-islamic-infiltration-i...

The Vetting: ‘Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’! (Part 1):

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-vetting-obama-radica...

Who ran cover for Obama’s Islamic background? ‘Tracing The Politics And The Money Behind Obama’s 2008 Campaign’!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/who-ran-cover-for-obama-...

Who Is George Soros?

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/dishonest-media-avoids-t...

Obama is the Manifestation of a Multi-Generational Soviet Plot to Destroy America!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/obama-is-the-manifestati...

The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/the-greatest-fraud-perpetr...

Vote Fraud – What They Aren’t Telling You!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4301673%3ABlogPos...

CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/cia-columbia-obama-cover-up/

Why did a black preacher from Harlem have a “hit” placed on his life?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/why-has-a-black-preacher-f...

Americans – Like Nazi Germans – Don’t Notice that All of Our Rights Are Slipping Away (Part 23)!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/americans-like-nazi-germ...

Brainwashing in America: ‘WHY FEW DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY”! (Part 1)

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/brainwashing-in-america-...

Obamanites Get Violent in Support of the Agenda!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/obamanites-get-violent-in-...

Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/nearly-80-percent-don’t-tr...

Extensive Research Into Senator Obama’s Background Completed on November 3, 2008:

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/extensive-research-into-se...

Where Is America Today?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

GENERAL CEMENTS PLAN TO END OBAMA’S REIGN: ‘Working in Washington now to implement radical solution’!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/general-cements-plan-to-...

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for...

Note: The following videos are extremely appropriate today: 

A Republic, If You Can Keep It!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGL8CiUtXF0

The Fightin Side of Me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32-OyyLJzHw&feature=player_embedded

When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrqO_Hljf08

Note:  If you have a problem viewing any of the listed articles and/or blogs, please copy website link and paste it on your browser.  Sure seems like any subject matter that may be considered controversial by this administration is being censored-What happened to free speech?-You Decide: 

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/what-happened-to-free-speech/

“Food For Thought”

Hello: Are Americans Going To Wake Up Before The Lights Go Out?-God Bless America!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E&feature=related

http://www.greatdanepro.com/Pray%20For%20America/index.htm

Semper Fi!

Jake

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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