FoxNews.com reports that
Just hours after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said her party’s failure so far to impeach President Trump amounted to a major “national scandal,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to relent on Sunday — and warn that a “whole new stage of investigation” could be approaching.
Pelosi, who has long resisted calls to impeach Trump because the move would imperil the electability of moderate Democrats in the House, outlined her new stance in a statement Sunday. Pelosi specifically said that a whistleblower who reportedly alleged that Trump acted improperly during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy must be allowed to speak to Congress, and the full whistleblower complaint must be provided.
Her aggressive push came as top Republicans, including California Rep. Devin Nunes, predicted that the gambit would backfire for Democrats. Later in the evening, Trump sounded a similar note, saying the “real story” was that “Sleepy Joe Biden” had “forced a tough prosecutor out from investigating his son’s company by the threat of not giving big dollars to Ukraine.”
The whistleblower drama escalated after The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Trump repeatedly had asked Zelenskiy to investigate Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son who had a key role in a natural gas firm that a Ukrainian prosecutor had been investigating as part of a corruption probe. At a conference two years after he left office, Joe Biden openly bragged about successfully pressuring Ukraine to fire that prosecutor when he was vice president.
CNN later reported the whistleblower had no direct knowledge of the call, and a top Ukrainian official on Saturday defended Trump’s actions. Unverified reports circulated on left-leaning media outlets claiming that Trump could have promised something improper in exchange for Ukraine’s compliance, although the Journal reported there was no “quid-pro-quo” involved.
But if Democrats’ demands were not met, Pelosi said, the Trump administration’s “grave new chapter of lawlessness” would necessitate drastic action.
“We must be sure that the President and his Administration are always conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President’s personal or political interest,” Pelosi said.
Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also said impeachment was on the table. Schiff previously has claimed to have hard evidence that the Trump team improperly colluded with Russia.
“Why doesn’t the president just say, ‘Release the whistleblower complaint.’ Clearly he’s afraid for the public to see,” Schiff said. “This would be the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office, certainly during this presidency, which says a lot, but perhaps during any presidency. There is no privilege that covers corruption. There is no privilege to engage in underhanded discussions.”
“We may have crossed the Rubicon here,” he added, referring to the river that Julius Caesar fatefully traversed in 49 BC. “I have been very reluctant to go down the path of impeachment. … but that may be the only remedy that is co-equal to the evil that that conduct represents.”
The top Democrats’ rhetoric came soon after Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday night kickstarted a dormant, but long-simmering and occasionally explosive feud with top House Democrats in the form of a fiery tweet: “At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior – it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it.”
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez appeared to reach a truce of sorts after a closed-door meeting in July, in which both sought to ease infighting that some Democrats viewed as counterproductive. That meeting came shortly before the departure of Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti.
Trump acknowledged Sunday that he had communicated with Zelensky about Biden, and that the conversation concerned “the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son [contributing] to the corruption already in the Ukraine.”
The president and top officials maintained Sunday that nothing inappropriate occurred on the call.
Okay, let us reason together, gentle readers.
Pelosi and the rest of the “Fools on the Hill”, otherwise known as the House Democrats, are going to try to impeach a highly successful President over wanting to investigate the crimes of a Former Vice-President and his son, which were committed in another country by using the power of the American Government for leverage and privilege.
First, they disregard their duties to those who sent them to Congress by pursuing false allegations against President Trump and his family for the first two and one-half years of his presidency, simply because their candidate, the “Queen of Mean”, Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 Presidential Election, screwing up their plans to turn America into a “Socialist Paradise”
Now, a White House “Deep Stater”, who has no first-hand knowledge of the content of the phone call in question, accuses President Trump of trying to force the new President of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens’ crimes.
And, THAT is somehow an impeachable offense?
Are they serious?
Have they been taking “How to Be Stupid” lessons from AOC?
The president is well within the scope of his Executive Powers to make PRIVATE phone calls to other leaders around the world.
Pelosi, Schiff, AOC, et al, have absolutely no grounds for impeachment.
And, Americans know it.
As Rush Limbaugh said on last Thursday’s program,
This is internal Democrat Party polling data.
“Polling for the Democratic Party found that 54 percent of voters said that Democrats were more focused on impeachment than any other policy. But only 10 percent of voters believed that impeachment should be their focus.”
It’s a Democrat Party internal poll. Ninety percent think the Democrats are way off and on the wrong track. See, this is why they’re gonna be hitting the panic button, not just because of what it says on the surface, but why are they doing this impeachment business? There are two reasons. It’s actually a combination of two.
One is that many of these Democrats are as crazy, they are as poisoned with hatred as that faceless blob that makes up their base. Their Twitterverse of anonymous, nobody knows who they are radical, insane, angry, outraged liberals. They’re ticked off they’ve been lied to. They’ve been promised that Trump was gonna be sent packing. They’ve been promised that Trump colluded. They’ve been promised that Hillary really won.
They’ve been promised that Trump was gonna be impeached. They’ve been promised that Trump was gonna be go to jail. They’ve been promised that Trump was gonna be revealed as a traitor, all of this stuff, MSNBC promised them, the New York Times promised them, CNBC promised them, MSNBC promised them, the Washington Post promised them, all of the experts and unnamed sources in all these places promised them.
None of it has happened! Trump is still there! Trump is still president! He’s in California raising money! He’s right in their faces raising money. He’s implementing his agenda. They’re beside themselves. They are telling the Democrats, “You better! You better do what you said you were gonna do. You better get rid of this guy.” So the Democrats, Nadler and this crew, are listening to this base. They think — this is the key — they think that their base is a majority of people in this country.
So, now the Democrats are attempting to stop President Trump and his Administration from continuing to rebuild America’s strength, both at home and abroad by rerunning their Russian Collusion Fairy Tale Strategy.
The Democrats believe that unless they can somehow damage President Trump between now and the 2020 Presidential Election, they are facing a Political Massacre.
And, once again, they are going to fail.
Because, it’s not President Trump who committed a crime, it was one of their top two Democrat Primary Candidates, his son, and his Former Boss.
But…hey…San Fran Nan…here’s a shovel for your other hand.
It will help you dig that hole that y’all are digging to bury your hopes for the Presidency in, faster…and deeper.
Until He Comes,