BACK TO THE START
After a week, Congress is back from its vacation and we pick up with impeachment as topic one.
Think about that.
They took the week and now intend to release the Schiff report today, have a vote, move the charges to the Judiciary Committee.
They then want the Judiciary to get it to the full House and the House to the senate in two weeks. Why?
They want it all done by Christmas, so they can allow the election of 2020 to go on with their primary candidates out there.
Then, they said again on the Sunday News shows they want a “deliberate and reasoned process” because impeachment is such a disruptive and major action. Now if you believe that you will believe anything.
Add this, the President’s lawyers and team have chosen not to participate in the hearings.
In the meanwhile the President heads to Europe for NATO meetings. So while he’s negotiating for America, the congress here will be putting out stories how he must go. Could you imagine this happening to Obama? Whatever happened to “our divisions end at the water’s edge”?
Oh yea, Nancy Pelosi is heading to Spain for a Climate Control conference. No doubt she’ll be bashing the President there too.
The Democrats have to be very careful here. They cannot cross that line where even their supporters begin to see a drive to impeach that is greater than the rule of law and good of the nation. The opposition to impeach has solidified and hardened even more. They don’t see the charges as impeachable even if accurate. If the few in the middle begin to lean their way that is big trouble for the left.
The latest salvo was the President knew about the whistleblower and that’s why he released the funds. It sounds good and the MSM ran with that for a few days. Then it turned out that he knew twelve days, not two, before releasing. They will use it again, but it does lose some steam when you know the timeline.
Anyway, welcome back post the Thanksgiving holiday. You didn’t miss a beat. It’s impeachment, not USMCA, not border control, not immigration reform, not budgets to run the government, and not attacking the debt that is on Congress’ mind. We’re back where we started.
If the Democrats don’t take an exit ramp the President will be the fourth to face such a vote. He is already one of seven that lawmakers have filed formal impeachment resolutions against.
Is there a Deep State? You might have missed this last week:
Remember the NYT article and now book by Anonymous? He said:
“As far as anonymity is concerned, I will not keep my identity shrouded in secrecy forever. I am not afraid to use my own name to express concern about the current occupant of the Oval Office”.
He added this:
“Donald Trump has not heard the last of me. There is more to come. Other people who are currently serving, and who have left, are also considering adding their voices before votes are cast in 2020. We talk about this with some regularity.”
They talk about this with regularity? They are “current and former” government employees? Wait, they don’t agree with the President or the way he runs the government?
I don’t need saving from them do you? Let our votes decide.
So Bloomberg News has decided they will stop investigating all Democratic Presidential candidates because Mike Bloomberg is running. However, they will continue investigating Donald Trump.
Sounds fair doesn’t it? The other question is will you notice any difference?
They want the President’s tax returns badly. This story in the LATimes:
“Lawyers for the House, citing the ‘rapidly advancing impeachment inquiry’, urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to reject President Trump’s bid to shield his tax returns and financial records from congressional investigators.”
Finally today, fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer (over the controversial cases of military releases and a pardon), has been all over the air waves criticizing the President.
What really irked him was the President ordered that the rank and pay of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher be restored (The Navy officials planned proceedings that may have resulted in him losing the Trident pin).
Following Spencer’s firing, officials said the Navy’s internal review wouldn’t go forward and Mr. Gallagher would retire with his current rank and pin. He had been cleared of serious war crimes charges in Iraq in 2017, though convicted on a lesser offense.
Mr. Spencer is angry and making his feelings known. I suggest he stop and think. The President is Commander In Chief. He made a decision.
Have a great day.