impeachment

Where Are the 'High Crimes'?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Nowhere in the articles of impeachment is "treason" mentioned. Nor is "bribery" or "extortion," the other crimes alleged. Where are the "high crimes" in this impeachment resolution? There are none. Is it truly impeachable to ask Ukraine's president to look into the smelly Biden-Burisma deal before being awarded an Oval Office meeting? When did it become a crime to consider the probable electoral consequences of decisions taken in foreign policy? Admirers of JFK tell us he was ready to pull out of Vietnam, but only after the 1964 election, so as not to increase his vulnerability to the hawkish Republicans of the Goldwater era. If true, was JFK guilty of impeachable inaction?

Is Trump the Only Adult in the Room?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Democrats plan to impeach Trump, even as they are scrambling to find the exact reasons why and how. Most presidents might seem angry after three years of that. Yet in paradoxical fashion, Trump suddenly appears more composed than at any other time in his volatile presidency. Ironically, Trump’s opponents and enemies are the ones who have become publicly unhinged. Trump’s many enemies fear he will be reelected in 2020. They know that they cannot remove him from office. And yet they fear that the more they try to stain him with impeachment, the more frustrated and unpopular they will become. Yet, like end-stage addicts, they simply cannot stop the behavior that is consuming them.

The Democrats’ impeachment announcement was sad, pathetic and weird

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

A few Dems in the House will vote no but the articles will pass — and the partisan assassination attempt will die in the Senate. How long the trial would take depends largely on how many witnesses are called, and most in the GOP seem to want to keep the trial as short as possible. Trump, however, has said he wants to call the Bidens, Schiff and the whistleblower, basically to put the Dems on trial. That conflict is something the White House and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have to resolve. In either case, it’s likely that by the time of the Iowa caucus, the failed putsch will seem like ancient history. That’s weird, too, and yet, these days, par for the course.

Why Does This Impeachment Not Feel Like a Defeat for Trump?

Jim Geraghty, National Review

What happened to all of those charges against Trump (bribery, etc.)? After all of this, there’s nothing referring to Trump’s actions in the Mueller report. Apparently the evidence of obstruction of justice laid out by the special counsel just didn’t warrant impeachment. Finally, apparently President Trump is such an anti-Constitutional menace that the freedom and fairness of future elections cannot be guaranteed unless he is removed . . . and he is also the kind of man that House Democrats can reach a deal with on trade deals and family leave. Both of those agreements are much bigger surprises than the decision on the impeachment articles. Impeachment is turning into a historic blip.

Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Once presidential prerogatives are criminalized and impeachment is used for short-term political gain, then the revolutionary process takes on a life of its own and will eventually devour its own creators. In such a downward spiral, impeachment has become no big deal. From now on, the party that holds the House majority will cite the present impeachment inquiry as good precedent for seeking the impeachment of any first-time president whose agendas they abhor and who they fear will be reelected. We are in revolutionary times, and those who redefined impeachment as a crude political effort will one day discover that they are being guillotined by the very instrument of retribution they erected.

A preemptive impeachment

Byron York, Washington Examiner

"The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week when she announced that she had told her committee chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. Judiciary Committee Democrats are deeply concerned by the prospect of a government official using his or her office to investigate political opponents. So now, they have adopted the doctrine of preemptive impeachment. In other contexts (such as the Iraq war), preemption has proved to be an enormously controversial political rationale. It will likely prove equally contentious in the context of impeachment.

The Most Corrupt, Partisan, Vindictive, Unjust Impeachment In American History

Based on Democrat standards of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ nearly every previous American president could have been impeached and removed from office, beginning with George Washington. But what's even worse is in order to tailor the record to justify impeachment, Democrats have constructed a narrative based on lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

The Legacy of Low-Bar Impeachment

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

From now on, impeachment can be used against any first-term president with a record of success. There need be no special prosecutor’s report of wrongdoing, no hard evidence, no first-hand witnesses of illegality. The entire rushed process will take days, not months in order to stain the president with being impeached. The impeaching party need not worry about the absence either of public or bipartisan congressional support. The impeaching party, as Hamilton feared, will always be in the majority in the House and can rig quick hearings to preclude reciprocal rights of calling witnesses and cross-examination. That’s the Democratic legacy and Democrats will live to rue it.

Suppose They Threw an Impeachment and Nobody Came?

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

If Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler & Co. were to succeed in impeaching and removing Donald Trump, what would they inherit? Not the wind, but something worse—the whirlwind—a country split beyond comprehension, even on the brink of civil war. What an accomplishment! The gang at CNN, MSNBC, and so on. should be very proud. Of course, there is another way. It’s called saying no. It’s going back to the business of government, passing the USMCA and working on infrastructure, maybe figuring out a rational immigration system that everyone could stick to or doing something serious about all our brothers and sisters overdosing on fentanyl. We could do all that, or even some, but unfortunately, it’s probably too late.

On Trump impeachment, Democrats pivot back to Russia

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Democrats are always looking for a new and better way to sell the product. Remember that they spent more than two years accusing President Trump of conspiring with Russia to fix the 2016 election, of being a tool of Vladimir Putin, of being a Russian asset. Then, in September, they turned on a dime to Ukraine. The Democratic case against the president has come full circle: Russia, Ukraine, and back to Russia. So far, impeachment polls have moved little. There is almost no movement either way in more than six weeks — a time during which televised impeachment hearings were held. So now, as Pelosi returns to Russia, it's no surprise Democrats continue to search for a better way to sell the product.

Trump’s economic boom bursts Democrats’ impeachment bubble

Charles Gasparino, New York Post

The country is experiencing something that was missing during the Obama presidency: an economic boom that has spread wealth beyond shareholders and the super-rich. One bright spot: The 2020 election will decided not by woke Democrats, or even Trump’s rabid support base. It will be decided by people in the middle, who are enjoying a strong economy and rising wages brought by policies that are the antithesis of the current mainstream Democratic Party orthodoxy. They may not like Trump’s comportment, but they like jobs. My guess, once the 2020 campaign starts in earnest, these voters will look at the Democrat alternatives, hold their nose and vote for Trump because it’s the economy, stupid.

Democrats Tailoring The Record To Justify Impeachment

Bottom line: In order to tailor the record to justify their impeachment narrative, Democrats are refusing to release all the information they have, while dumping cherry-picked documents at the last minute. This only continues the unprecedented and unfair way in which Democrats have conducted this impeachment process – lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Impeachy Keen

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Democrats increasingly encounter politics not as the art of the possible but as an act of catharsis. The results of November 8, 2016, as suggested by images of Election Night mass weeping, scheduled guttural screaming, and monthly waning-moon spells cast by anti-Trump witches, resulted in a collective nervous breakdown of sorts. The impeachment crusade, begun on the second Tuesday in November three years ago, comes as a therapeutic response to this breakdown and not a serious attempt to remove the president, the chances of which, at least under Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution, appear about as strong as Adam Schiff releasing a cover version of Classy Freddie Blassie’s “Pencil Neck Geek.”

The Democrats’ Massive Impeachment Fail

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Maybe this wasn’t the stroke of genius the congressjerks from West L.A. and Manhattan thought it was. The fact that it will inevitably end in a bored senatorial shrug is the perfect chef’s kiss. The dealer is showing a king and the Dems have a three and a deuce? Time to double down! This is going to end badly, hilariously badly, and everyone seems to know it except the Democratic leaders like Schiff and now the Nadd, who are driving full speed into the brick wall (Pelosi knows, which is why she’s right behind them, every step of the way). It’s like the proverbial dog who chases the car and then wonders what to do when he finally catches it – just before the car backs up and runs him over.

Nancy Pelosi's hostage video

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Yes, it was a hostage video of a woman who has been hijacked by some ruinous left-wing nutjobs in her party. But it was also a woman who has lost grip on reality. President Trump calls her “nervous Nancy.” But, in truth, it is so much worse. She has slipped into a historical coma and become Nancy the doddering docent, showing off a colonial village with fake snow at Christmastime who is unable to step out of her character, talking about the monarchy and the fresh Declaration and the coming Revolution. Not only is Mrs. Pelosi a rank liar, she has zero grip on the Constitution and a fast diminishing relationship with reality. But, rest assured, Nancy Pelosi is there to save the Republic.

What Impeachment Tells Us A Democrat-Controlled America Would Look Like

Donald Trump is merely the most high-profile victim of the Democrats’ urge to criminalize political diversity. If YOU disagree with Democrats on religious liberty, border security, housing policy, foreign policy, the homeless, or anything else, you represent a threat to the Party and the State. And if there isn’t a crime that fits, what the impeachment of President Trump proves is that Democrats will tailor one especially for you.

Dem impeachment report is Adam Schiff’s latest dud

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The proof that the hearings failed is that most polls showed support for removing the president actually falling after the Schiff show. That’s a flop by the only measure that counts. Democrats have frittered away their two years in power as Pelosi refused to negotiate with Trump on most major issues. Putting all their eggs into the resistance basket, they are now reduced to impeachment or bust. Their presidential candidates are similarly bankrupt of accomplishments and good ideas. Driven to extremes by Trump’s success in stoking economic growth and jobs, most of the large field of candidates has played to the fringe in terms of health care, immigration, taxes and the environment.

Senator Graham Must Bring Schiff’s Reign Of Terror To An End

We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that Americans of all political views are outraged at Democrat Adam Schiff’s use of warrantless subpoenas to obtain the phone records of private citizens and you demand an immediate investigation of Schiff and action to ensure it can never happen again.

Why Bother To Have Another Presidential Election?

Professor Jonathan Turley was right, if a President can be impeached because a majority of the House does not agree with his policies, doesn’t like his style, or simply hates him for defeating their preferred candidate then why have another presidential election? Why not just let 218 Members of the House choose the President?

What Democrats And The MSM Don’t Want America To Know About Their Impeachment Hoax

If the charges the MSM claim will be the core of the Democrats’ articles of impeachment are rebutted by the facts documented in the Republican report and the Mueller report and negated by the President's constitutional authority, how can he be impeached? The answer is, to Democrats impeachment is a political judgment call and no crime is required.