You know, I’ve always said the wheels of justice grind very slowly, but oh, so fine. And this impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives is proving that adage to be true once again.
We’re told by the convicted liar, Adam Schiff, that there is “irrefutable proof” that US Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland had that PROVED there was quid pro quo in that Ukrainian phone call. Oops. It comes out with the transcripts that Sondland “presumed” there was…he never was sure of it.
We heard the damning testimony against President Donald Trump from former Ukrainian ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch that was pretty damning. One interesting thing that happened during that exchange that you didn’t hear about when Democrats leaked the testimony was when she was asked if she had prior contact with Democrat staffers via email. She said she received the email, but testified under oath that she never responded to it. Oops.
It seems that Fox News’, Tucker Carlson got that batch of emails in which Yovanovitch not only responded to the emails from the Democrat staffer, but she said in an August 14th email back to the staffer that she “would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you.”
So, once again, we’ve got Democrat operatives that are masquerading as something their not, or weren’t, that have lied to Congress about things that may or may not have happened regarding the “Ukraine call”. And, as the umpteen problems that Democrats have fished for in the past that have turned up to be absolutely nothing, it seems that as we get deeper and deeper into this mess, we’re starting to learn that the leaks from Schiff on this matter (because everything to date was done behind closed doors), wasn’t exactly true. You got the side of the story he wanted you to hear, not the truth, the whole truth, so help you God!
Here’s what I expect to happen moving forward. There will be these open hearings starting this week. There will be some repeat witnesses that were behind closed doors, including Sondland and Yovanovitch. They will make their damning remarks, and they will be grilled about their lack of factual statements under oath when they first testified. The House will forget those foibles as they prepare the articles of impeachment and they will vote to impeach Trump, because that’s what they all set out to do the day he was elected.
What will happen then is what did happen during Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Robert Byrd, a Democrat, moved on the first day of the trial to dismiss the charges for lack of merit. That was defeated in the Senate and the trial continued for five weeks. I believe this will once again be the first action of the Republicans in the Senate. Since the GOP has a majority of the Senate, they will vote to dismiss the charges and there will, in essence, be no trial. It will be over, and once again, Democrats will have egg all over their face.
Make no mistake, this will indeed gin up the base for both sides. Republicans will want to oust Democrats for this wasted time when nothing of substance got done in Washington. Democrats will be more convinced that Republicans railroaded the trial. And once again, it will be the Independents that will come to the rescue. Most of them believe that there shouldn’t have been an impeachment OR a trial in the first place, so most of them will be more apt to either sit this one out, or vote to replace the Democrats who caused this mess in the first place. Either way, this isn’t going to bode well for Democrats.
My hunch is, they knew they were going to lose the election for president. What they fear today is that they could lose the House, and fall further behind in the Senate.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!