Misuse of Whistleblower Law Created Impeachment Farce

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Congress (if it’s still awake) and legal scholars should look immediately into revising the Whistleblower Protection Act because it appears to have been turned on its head and used as a weapon for some of the most despicable behavior in American history. Something’s drastically wrong with its language that it could be exploited that way. Pproverbial sleeping dogs cannot be left to lie. All this must unearthed and studied. Adam Schiff says the president cannot be vindicated if the trial is short-circuited. Ditto for Schiff and then some. We know who he is. History does too. Lindsey Graham has said he will explore all this in front of his Senate committee. Let’s hope he follows through.

Do You Speak Trump Or Democrat?

The problem with the impeachment farce (or attempted coup as we prefer) is not that Democrats were “speaking different languages” from Republicans, but that from the very beginning of the Trump presidency Democrats chose to dishonestly present their policy differences with President Trump as self-evident crimes and then tailor the facts and testimony to fit that narrative.

Join Conservative Leaders Call The Senate, Demand Your Senators Vote To Acquit President Trump

It is, as the CAP memo says, time for the Senate to bring the proceedings to a close with a vote to acquit the president and return to the business of the American people. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to acquit President Trump be submitted and voted on immediately.

Rand Paul Shut Out, Cruz Scorches Schiff: Time To Vote And Acquit Trump

After more than 90 questions and 8 hours of debate on Wednesday and Thursday, we agree with Ted Cruz it is time vote to acquit President Trump. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to acquit President Trump of all charges be submitted and voted on immediately.

The Media's Dreadful Impeachment Partisanship

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's not surprising that Democrats and Republicans favor or oppose impeachment based on the party of the president in the dock. It should be surprising that our supposedly nonpartisan journalists flip to whichever talking points are in use by the Democrats. The networks today tout the Democratic House managers as so incredibly diverse and worldly-wise and then mock the Republican House managers of 1999 as stale, pale and male. Journalists constantly moan that their credibility is shot and blame "anti-media" messages from Trump and the conservative media. Not so. They've lost the public's respect all by themselves. They flagrantly indulged their Democratic buddies all over again.

Shut Down This Tiring Farce

Conrad Black, American Greatness

It is with trepidation that I take the liberty of giving absolutely unsolicited advice, but I say shut it down this week: throw it out.  It is a dead, rotting fish, devised and promoted for contemptible motives by unworthy legislators and unsupported by law or fact. This isn’t even a third rail of sexual harassment with millions of credulous women on their feet screaming for the emasculation of a federal judge; it is an abusive perversion of the Constitution, an outrage and a disgrace. The high court of the whole enfranchised nation will determine whether the president retains his office, in nine months, and this kind of unfounded assault must be discouraged, lest it become routine.

Romney Sides With Democrats on Impeachment, Gets Hit By Club for Growth Ad Campaign

The Club for Growth will launch a television advertisement, “Handle,” criticizing Senator Mitt Romney for siding with Democrats in the impeachment process. The ad will run on Fox News in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.  and reinforces Lou Dobbs' message that Romney is a "creep," "reprehensible," a "treacherous fool," and a "snake."

For Dems, Impeachment Keeps Us From Making Same ‘Mistake’

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The impeachment of Donald Trump is not really about his 10-week delay in shipping arms to Ukraine or his postponing of a visit by Ukraine's president until he announced an investigation of Burisma Holdings and Joe and Hunter Biden. Even before the 2016 election, Democrats were using the instruments of power they possess, to first prevent and then to overturn the election results of 2016. Russiagate, the James Comey FBI investigation, the Mueller probe — aborting a Trump presidency has always been the goal. The Senate should let Trump's defenders complete their case, as the House managers and impeachers have already done. Then allow 16 hours of questioning. Then call for the verdict.

Even with Bolton, case against Trump too small for impeachment

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Bolton’s accusation doesn’t change a key element of Trump’s defense — that he released the aid to Ukraine without getting the investigations he wanted. Even if one assumes it’s true the president outlined a quid pro quo to Bolton in August, he abandoned it in September and got zero benefit. The situation recalls the failed efforts by special counsel Robert Mueller to build an obstruction case against Trump in the Russia probe. There was testimony that Trump ordered aides to fire Mueller, but none did, and Trump didn’t pursue the matter. Even with Bolton, the basic facts in the Ukraine matter remain too light and too small to bear the enormous burden of removing an elected president.

Strong Close: Bondi Unmasks The Biden Corruption Machine, But Do RINOs Care?

Pamela Bondi’s meticulous presentation rendered anything John Bolton might have to say completely irrelevant. It's time to end this charade. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to dismiss the charges against President Trump be submitted and immediately voted on.

Why Republicans Won’t Desert Trump As They Did Nixon

David Catron, The American Spectator

In the summer of 1974, very few voters would have known about the media's skulduggery. The Democrats were determined to bring Nixon down, a hostile corporate media enjoyed a monopoly on the “news,” and the GOP establishment consisted of swamp creatures willing to desert him. In 2020, the Democrats want to bring down Trump, but the corporate media no longer controls the information received by the electorate, and the voters want Trump to dismantle the GOP establishment and drain the swamp. Most of the electorate understands impeachment is a sham, and congressional Republicans know what fate awaits them if they abandon this President as they did Richard Nixon.

Impeachment defense, Day 2: The Bolton brouhaha

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Bolton news made it all the more mystifying why the House did not pursue Bolton's testimony. More than three months have passed since it could have issued such a subpoena. The process might be nearly over at this point, with a decision expected soon. And the president would have been given a chance to defend the confidentiality of his relationship with his closest advisers. But the House chose not to act, leaving the issue to Senate Democrats. The defense team went ahead with its carefully-laid plan for Monday. Part of it was a recreating its strong performance on Saturday. Part was celebrity appearances by Kenneth Starr and Alan Dershowitz. The plan did not include John Bolton.

Trump Is Right. Adam Schiff Has Not Paid For Damaging The Country With Years Of Lies

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

What price, political or otherwise, has Schiff paid for falsely claiming for years that he had evidence that Trump was a traitor who had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election? Schiff had hundreds of television, radio, and public appearances during the Russia collusion hoax, during which time he used his status as the ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to lie to Americans about whether the Russia collusion story was true. Noticing that Schiff has been rewarded for his lies instead of held accountable for them is not a threat. And to say it’s a threat only shows how the media are working far more as partisan activists than purveyors of news.

Will Democrats Take Up Arms To Remove 'Dictator' Trump Or Are They All Talk?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

If Trump is a dictator, why do you want to disarm the American people so the only one with guns is…Dictator Trump? Whatever, let’s focus. Okay, maybe you don’t have any guns like real men. Let’s assume you can find some guns. Now you need to water the kale bush of liberty with the blood of patriots. Okay, you’ll probably want to find another word than “patriots” since the term “patriots” upsets you – but because Trump is a “dictator,” we’re obviously in an extreme situation that calls for extreme measures.  It’s totally time to figuratively fire on Ft. Sumter again, Democrats. Maybe this time it will work out better for you. Pick up a weapon or shut the hell up.

Adam Schiff's Avalanche of Accolades

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Our media elites think their robotic propaganda is just the "truth," but do they ever listen to themselves talk about the Democrats? The press came to witness the Senate impeachment trial, and Rep. Adam Schiff had them at hello. No member of Congress has been more dramatically partisan in this war on the Trump presidency than Schiff. Did you know he's the second coming of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? What's entirely missing from this tsunami of saccharine sentiments is an important counterargument. Schiff has lied and manipulated this entire process. The Schiff-adoring networks skipped right over his lies all throughout the trial. But they lecture us about the integrity of democracy.

Bolton Is Irrelevant

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that if John Bolton or any other witnesses are called in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, fake whistleblower Eric Ciaramella and Adam Schiff should be among the first witnesses called.

Trump Defense Team: Nine Key Facts Democrats Hid

Given that few Americans, even stalwart conservative CHQ readers, entered Saturday's TV “Death Valley” to watch the Trump defense team’s opening presentation, we think pulling out the nine key points made by White House deputy counsel Michael Purpura will help readers understand exactly where President Trump’s defense team is headed.

Impeach Democrat Judges Who Welcome Jihadis And Welfare Grifters To America

Democrat federal district judges keep overreaching to impose their own “progressive” policy preferences on the President. At some point there must be consequences for this behavior, but don’t look for impeachment to be an option. House Democrats are too busy making up a case against President Trump to look at real impeachable offenses by liberal district court judges.

Relieved Republicans welcome Trump defense

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The mixture of substance and process was a sign White House lawyers knew that, even among Republicans, they were addressing a varied audience. Some GOP senators wished the White House had made a more substantive defense over the last few months. Some were angry at the House Democrats' procedural shortcuts. Some were worried about the tone of the impeachment battle. On Saturday, the Trump defense team seemed to find the right balance. "The tone was right, the demeanor was right, the delivery was right," said one Republican senator. "They deconstructed the Democrats' arguments in a respectful way, very appropriate for the Senate chamber. It wasn't like Jerry Nadler standing there calling all of us liars."

Same Schiff, Different Dais

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Fourth Estate’s fawning over Schiff’s performance during the Senate impeachment trial won’t enhance his skills as an orator and advocate, which simply don’t equal his zeal for getting President Trump. He is a masterful liar who long ago learned to control his body language and voice production such that his most outrageous lies seem plausible. Yet, as E. Donald Elliott wrote in this space Thursday, “Schiff provided absolutely no factual support for the crucial premise on which his entire case depends.” In the end, the evidence is against him and his mendacity will destroy his credibility. He’s the same Schiff on a different dais, and every senator knows it.