The day after Trump was inaugurated in 2017 the Washington Post had a headline that said, “The Campaign to Impeach Trump Has Begun” (dated 20 January 2017). Ten days later, Mark Zaid, the attorney for the Ukrainian whistle blower tweeted, “Coup has started. First of many steps.”
In May of 2017 Rep. Al Green in a floor speech urged the House to impeach the President and in July articles of impeachment were filed for the first time. I guess that was the first time of seven that impeachment was attempted. So they finally got him. It took almost three years of constant resistance and help from the liberal media.
It appears to have started even before Trump got elected. The recent spanking of the FBI over misrepresentations to the FISA court for approval to wiretap the Trump campaign proves it.
Then, of course, the Russian collusion started. This idea fit right into the Democrats disbelief that Trump could not have beaten Hillary in a fair election. Enter special prosecutor Mueller and his merry band of Democrat vulture lawyers. Two years and $30 million dollars later they had nothing and it fizzled like spit on a hot wood stove. The Democrats had counted on the Russian collusion thing to give them the ax to get rid of Trump. Meanwhile, with the economy booming along and unemployment at record lows, the Democrats were desperate to find something. He might well get reelected and probably get to appoint another Supreme Court justice!!
Along comes a phone call between the President and Ukraine. Time was running out but they figured they could hang this one around his neck and even though they knew the Senate would never convict, they figured Trump might be damaged enough.
Against her better judgment Speaker Pelosi let the majority Democrats vote and turned it over to Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Intelligence committee. (He reminds me of a pencil necked, bug eyed lemur.) Frankly, I think this whole whistleblower thing was a fraud dreamed up by Schiff, the lawyer mentioned above who tweeted ten days after inauguration that “the coup has started” and some Democrat inside the White House.
Schiff ran secretive and unfair hearing, allowing no witness for Trump or his lawyers. Much of it was in secret.
Handing it off to Nadler’s Judiciary committee they started to draft the articles. They poll tested several, later discarding “quid pro quo”, “bribery”, treason and “extortion” before settling on abuse of power by requesting foreign assistance in an election. The second article was obstructing Congress by refusing to send documents and officials to testify. These are the thinnest of charges and even debatable as to their validity.
Pelosi put the vote to the House. The Democrats all wore black and each speaker called it a somber or sad occasion. What a clown show! No Republican vote for it and a few Democrats voted against it. Sad my ass. The left was overjoyed.
Her next duty was to send it over to the Senate for trial for conviction or acquittal. She refused to do it insisting that a fair trial wouldn’t happen unless they could bring their own witnesses. Fair trial after what they had conducted in the House? Audacious but laughable. They’re scared the source of the whole coup will be exposed. And they think that simply laying the impeached thing on him is enough anyway.
To use Trump’s favorite expression, “We’ll see what happens.”