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The Impeachment Theater of the Absurd
Mark Alexander  
Incoherent Nancy liar-Pelosi 
Releases the Flying Monkeys
by sundance
{ } ~ House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi responded to questions and concerns about the construct of a heavily partisan impeachment process and her refusal to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate... Highlighting the tenuous nature of the position now held by her party, a barely coherent Speaker liar-Pelosi attempts to explain. As reporters ask questions, liar-Pelosi becomes frustrated and tells the compliant media no more questions on impeachment will be entertained. A day after impeaching the President, the Speaker of the House refuses to answer questions. 
IG Report Makes Clear That Durham Needs
 to Investigate loose lips liar-Joe Biden, 
liar-Susan Rice, hanoi-John Kerry
{ } ~ A thorough review of the Justice Department’s Inspector General report about the FBI’s Russia collusion investigation makes clear that separate probes are immediately needed to check questionable actions... taken by the scumbag/liar-Obama-era State Department under hanoi-John Kerry in fueling the Russia hoax. The IG report further did not investigate the roles played by senior scumbag/liar-nObama administration officials in the controversial early stages of the Russia investigation, including those of loose lips liar-Joe Biden and liar-Susan Rice. It is not immediately clear whether federal prosecutor John H. Durham’s criminal investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe will focus specifically on the State Department or on the executive branch of the scumbag/liar-nObama administration.  The “methodology” section of IG Michael Horowitz’s report makes clear the activities of other U.S. government agencies outside the FBI did not fall within the purview of the report. Relevant State Department officials refused to participate and Horowitz lacked the subpoena power to compel their testimony. That section of the report states: We reviewed relevant information that other U.S. government agencies provided to the FBI in the course of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Because the activities of other agencies were not within the scope of this review, we did not seek to obtain records from them that the FBI never received or reviewed, except for a limited amount of State Department records relating to Steele…Two witnesses, Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer a former State Department official, declined our requests for voluntary interviews, and we were unable to compel their testimony. The OIG does not have authority to subpoena for testimony former Department employees or third parties who may have relevant information about an FBI or Department program or operation.  The Winer mentioned is former State Department official Jonathan Winer who exchanged documents and information with anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, and passed the dossier contents to other officials at hanoi-Kerry’s State Department. Winer admitted to receiving information from scumbag/liar-Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal that originated with Cody Shearer, a shadowy former tabloid journalist who has long been closely associated with various scumbag/liar-Clinton scandals. Winer conceded that he passed Shearer’s anti-Trump material to Steele. Winer is one of several State Department officials who played key roles in disseminating the dossier and even in reportedly greenlighting the FBI’s original contact with Steele where the ex-British spy fed the FBI unsubstantiated dossier information. Steele’s dossier, financed by scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, played a key role in not only guiding the FBI’s Russia probe but also in the scumbag/liar-nObama administration’s successful applications to obtain successive FISA warrants to spy on former campaign adviser Carter Page...   
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell: “The House 
Conduct Has Damaged The Institutions 
of American Government” 
by sundance
{ | ~ After the House of Representatives passed two partisan articles of impeachment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rises to deliver a speech from the upper chamber of congress... Last night, House Democrats passed the thinnest, weakest presidential impeachment in American history. Now they’re suggesting they are too afraid to even submit their accusations to the Senate and go to trial. The prosecutors are getting cold feet in front of the entire country.  
House Ratifies USMCA Trade Agreement 
385-41, Then Immediate Recess 
Dems Head for The Exits
by sundance
{ } ~ As expected the House of Representatives has passed the USMCA trade agreement with an overwhelming 385 to 41 vote. liar-Pelosi’s political objective was to use USMCA to water down the toxic political environment created by her impeachment fiasco... Also as expected, after passing the USMCA the House went into immediate recess for the Christmas holiday without any movement on the fraudulent impeachment articles. In the time-frame between today and the return to the next congressional session in January, House lawyers will attempt to use the passage of the articles to support their background court cases: (1) McGahn forced deposition; (2) access to Mueller 6(e) grand jury information; and (3) possible access to Trump family financial records. PREDICTION for bookmark: Upon return in January Speaker loiar-Pelosi will refuse to allow impeached President Trump to deliver a State of the Union address in the House.
Ed Henry to replace Bill Hemmer 
on Fox's 'America's Newsroom'
{ } ~ Ed Henry will be the new co-anchor of "America’s Newsroom" on Fox News, the cable network announced Thursday... The veteran Washington journalist will replace Bill Hemmer on the mid-morning show. Henry, 48, is slated to co-host the program with Sandra Smith starting Jan. 20. “Ed is one of the best all-around journalists in the field and his ability to transition from breaking news to anchor has made him a valuable addition to the team. I have no doubt he’ll excel alongside Sandra Smith as co-anchor of America’s Newsroom," said Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News Media, in a statement Thursday. "America’s Newsroom," which airs for three hours on weekdays starting at 9 a.m., delivered an average of 1.59 million total viewers this year, beating out CNN and MSNBC during those hours. “It has been an incredible honor to cover major breaking news here at home and all around the world as chief national correspondent and chief White House correspondent before that," Henry said on Thursday. "Now I am grateful to take that experience to the anchor desk, and help kick off our news coverage every single morning.” Henry, a onetime political analyst at the Washington-based talk radio station WMAL, served as a senior White House correspondent for CNN before joining Fox News in 2011. Hemmer, who has been co-hosting "America's Newsroom," was tapped earlier this month to fill the 3 p.m. slot vacated by Shepard Smith when he abruptly left the network in October. Hemmer will move to the hourlong program in January.   https://{/homenews/media/475286-ed-henry-to-replace-bill-hemmer-on-foxs-americas-newsroom   
NeverTrumpers Unite to Keep 
the President From a Second Term
by ~ n one of the most foolish “conservative” gambits we’ve seen since the final days of the 2016 Republican primaries, four hack Republicans have joined forces to defeat “an empty faith led by a bogus prophet.”... George Conway husband of Kellyanne, Steve Schmidt an MSNBC hack who has been railing against Trump from day one, John Weaver a Kasich campaign alum, and Rick Wilson same bio as Schmidt wrote an op-ed in The New York Times on Tuesday to announce their big plans. “Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics,” they wrote, adopting the apocalyptic tone that has worked so well for Democrats. “As Americans, we must stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and the American character. “That’s why we are announcing the Lincoln Project, an effort to highlight our country’s story and values, and its people’s sacrifices and obligations. This effort transcends partisanship and is dedicated to nothing less than preservation of the principles that so many have fought for, on battlefields far from home and within their own communities,” they continued. Oh, yes, you can already taste the freedom of nonpartisanship wafting off their collective efforts, can’t you? Why, it was obvious just from their opening statement, when they warned us that the defeat of Trump is essential for the “survival of our nation.” Can you even imagine what would have happened to the United States if Ukraine had never gotten their $300 million? To the extent that these loons can be taken seriously, they are a poison to our politics and they are traitors to conservatism. Hopefully, they put a lot of their own money into this PAC. Financial bankruptcy would perfectly match their intellectual states.
The Impeachment Theater of the Absurd
Mark Alexander:   “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” —U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4 (1789)

In Federalist No. 65, Alexander Hamilton outlined the Senate’s powers of impeachment, noting: “Where else than in the Senate could have been found a tribunal sufficiently dignified, or sufficiently independent? What other body would be likely to feel confidence enough in its own situation, to preserve, unawed and uninfluenced, the necessary impartiality between an individual accused, and the representatives of the people, his accusers.”

In 1788, our Founders anticipated that future senators should possess at least a modicum of decency, such that they would be able to judge articles of impeachment on the merits of such charges.

But Hamilton also noted that impeachment would “agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.” He concluded, “In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other; and in such cases 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.”

The partisanship that attended the impeachment of scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton for perjury (for which he was disbarred) was but a mere shadow of the all-consuming hatred the Democrat Party has for Donald Trump — a partisan hatred fanned and fueled nationwide by their shameless Leftmedia publicists.

And it’s within this disgraceful climate that the House of Representatives will vote today, on partisan lines, to refer articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

In preparation for that show trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared, “I think we’re going to get almost entirely partisan impeachment. I would anticipate an almost entirely partisan outcome in the Senate as well.”

He added, “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with the White House counsel. There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this.”

Laughably, McConnell’s transparency led a demand from Sen. Chuck scumbag-Schumer that he “recuse himself” from the entire impeachment proceeding: “Do the American people want Mitch McConnell not to be an impartial juror in this situation? I would ask every one of our Republican colleagues, ‘Do you want someone who proudly says they are not impartial to be on a jury, judging high crimes and misdemeanors, serious charges against the president of the United States?’ And I would ask every one of my Republican Senate colleagues, ‘Are you impartial jurors or are you like Mitch McConnell, proud not to be?’”

McConnell responded to scumbag-Schumer, “I am not an impartial jury. This is a political process. There’s not anything judicial about it. Impeachment is a political decision.”

Of course, the list of those who most arguably should be recused because of conflict of interest or lack of impartiality starts with the most biased members of the Senate — those Demo candidates hoping to unseat Trump: Sens. Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren, commie-Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, scumbag-Cory Booker, and Michael Bennet.

Hypothetically, a non-voluntary recusal would require a motion by one senator and would be decided by Chief Justice John Roberts, presiding. His ruling would then be appealed for a full floor vote. But if such a dubious claim were made and a vote called, it would likely result in a domino effect — 99 more votes, with the Republican majority ultimately prevailing by recusing each minority member, one by one.

None of that should happen in the Senate.

But weeks before these howls for McConnell’s recusal, I contemplated this recusal issue as House Judiciary Committee Chairman scumbag liar-Jerrold Nadler displayed his historic, long-seething hatred for Trump while presiding over Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s contrived impeachment charges — charges that were devoid of any evidence of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

By “historic,” I don’t mean since the 2016 election, but since scumbag liar-Nadler was in the New York State Assembly 35 years ago.

Back then, their dispute started when scumbag liar-Nadler opposed Trump’s development of blighted sections of New York, becoming his arch adversary. So contentious was their antipathy for each other that in Trump’s 2000 book, The America We Deserve, he singled out scumbag liar-Nadler as “one of the most egregious hacks in contemporary politics.”

After Trump’s election, scumbag liar-Nadler posted on his official website a manifesto for the resistance detailing a plan for how to dispose of Trump: “We cannot wait four years to vote Mr. Trump out of office, as members of the GOP Senate and House Majorities have already stated that they will facilitate the Trump agenda. … So we must do everything we can to stop Trump and his extreme agenda now.”

scumbag liar-Nadler called for “fierce battles against every regressive action he takes — from personnel appointments to his legislative program — in order to thwart or at least slow them down [and expose] his Republican enablers in Congress, voting them out of office in 2018, with the goal of taking back either the House or the Senate for Democratic control.”

“To achieve this,” insisted scumbag liar-Nadler, “we must keep our eyes on two important goals: depressing Trump’s public support and dividing the Congressional GOP from him and from each other.”

And Democrats want McConnell to recuse himself?

If the head of the Judiciary Committee were held to a standard even remotely similar to that of a judge, scumbag liar-Nadler’s vitriolic animus toward Trump would have been grounds for recusal, or even impeachment if necessary. Indeed, a legitimate process would’ve seen scumbag liar-Nadler ousted before the first day’s testimony.

In his opening statement last month, scumbag liar-Nadler declared: “We cannot rely on an election to solve our problems.”

In other words, scumbag liar-Nadler and his fellow congressional Democrats cannot rely on the will and the wisdom of the American people. Clearly, they had no intention of doing so — even before Trump took office.

The evidence of their slo-mo coup d'état to take down Trump is now emerging, most notably with the exposure last week of the felonious FBI/FISA fiasco. A handful of Demo deep-state operatives in the FBI and CIA used that subterfuge to seed the Mueller investigation charade, which led to the current double-standard impeachment inquisition parade.

And recall what scumbag liar-Nadler said about the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998: “We must not overturn an election and remove a president from office … without an overwhelming consensus of the American people. There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other.”

So, after scumbag liar-Nadler’s predictable party-line committee vote, we now await the next episode of this political theater — a House vote that will most assuredly be a “narrowly voted impeachment … supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other.”

For his part, on the eve of the House vote, Trump issued a letter to Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi Tuesday that included the following key points in his typical rhetorical form:

“This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history. The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence. They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses… Your first claim, ‘Abuse of Power,’ is a completely disingenuous, meritless, and baseless… The second claim, so-called ‘Obstruction of Congress,’ is preposterous and dangerous. … Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true… Speaker liar-Pelosi, you admitted just last week at a public forum that your party’s impeachment effort has been going on for ‘two and a half years,’ long before you ever heard about a phone call with Ukraine. … Before the Impeachment Hoax, it was the Russian Witch Hunt. … You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice.”

Trump continued: “By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy. … You and your party are desperate to distract from America’s extraordinary economy, incredible jobs boom, record stock market, soaring confidence, and flourishing citizens. Your party simply cannot compete with our record. … Any member of Congress who votes in support of impeachment — against every shred of truth, fact, evidence, and legal principle — is showing deeply they revile the voters and how truly they detest America’s Constitutional order. … Our Founders feared the tribalization of partisan politics, and you are bringing their worst fears to life.”

And that, fellow Patriots, adequately sums up this sorry affair. And the House vote comes in the same week we learned about the politically motivated FISA court abuses that seeded the whole effort to undermine Trump’s presidency.

The House of Representatives has initiated impeachment proceedings more than 60 times since 1789. Of the 19 federal officeholders or officials who’ve been brought up on impeachment charges, only eight have been convicted — all federal judges. Of the two presidents tried in the Senate — Andrew Johnson and scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton — both had the charges dismissed after the Senate failed to meet its two-thirds majority requirement for conviction.

The Demo charges against Trump will also be dismissed, for the reasons outlined by the president in his letter to liar-Pelosi. But the trivialization of impeachment removes the already low bar on constitutional Rule of Law, creating a menacing threat to Liberty.

In order to keep the Demos’ Trump/Russia/Ukraine narrative on life support after the Senate vote, scumbag-Schumer will continue to claim that Trump is guilty, but that Republicans wouldn’t allow his witnesses to prove it. Those would be the same witnesses that the House could have called in its hearings — but didn’t in order to provide scumbag-Schumer his “witness denial” layup. Ironically, by claiming he needs more witnesses, scumbag-Schumer is admitting that the House impeachment case is insufficient!

In Federalist No. 69, Alexander Hamilton described impeachment as a pressure release valve in order to avoid the “crisis of a national revolution.” But this round of impeachment, if it were to actually succeed, would most assuredly set up a “crisis of a national revolution.”   ~The Patriot Post  

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