Adam Schiff’s dull impeachment hearings are a flop

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Is that it? Is that all they’ve got? The Adam Schiff show was a flop. Schiff is serious about not wanting to hear the other side of the story. He refuses to summon the so-called whistleblower, and his party shows absolutely no interest in learning why Hunter Biden got rich while his father was visiting Ukraine repeatedly. Dems and their media handmaidens mock Trump’s interest in what role Ukraine played in 2016, deriding it as a wild conspiracy theory. Dems obviously fear a fair and complete investigation of all the facts, one that reveals their contacts with the whistleblower, his political connections and all the events involving Ukraine and the Bidens. What are they hiding?

Impeachment Hearings #DemsGotNothing

Watching Taylor and Kent left us with the impression that what this proceeding is really all about is Trump's foreign policy decisions, not this fake quid pro quo accusation, and it is Trump's America First foreign policy that really angers the Swamp and the Foggy Bottom cookie pushers at the State Department.

Democrats Shouldn’t Blame Latin

Rich Lowry, National Review

Once we are talking about an improper use of lawful powers, then things are less lurid and more complicated than a mafia-land crime. And once you factor in that the Ukrainians ultimately got their funding without investigating anyone or announcing an investigation into anyone, the picture is even less clear. Impeachment and removal of a president requires a national consensus to get the two-thirds vote to convict in the Senate. This is why the Democrats need more than wrong and troubling and worthy of congressional investigation, a standard they’ve amply met; they need shocking to the conscience, which they aren’t going to meet on anything like the current universe of facts.

Secret Trials And Witnesses The New Normal In Democrat-Controlled America

As we watch the Kafkaesque proceedings unfold in Democrat Adam Schiff’s hearing room just remember, when and where Democrats are in charge it is not just Donald Trump who is subject to secret proceedings and secret witnesses, you too can and will be stripped of your rights and barred from defending yourself if Democrats decide they don’t like you.

After the Great Orange Whale

William Murchison, The American Spectator

The task the Democrats have assigned themselves well-nigh impossible. So what’s the point? What’s the good to be achieved? And if no conspicuous good is to be achieved, why are we doing this? What are we trying to do here? Is this show worth the candle, when the House, whether joined by the Senate or not, could simply vote to censure the president’s Ukrainian foray? Impeachment is a proceeding so disproportionate to the imputed offense that these little congressional Ahabs, bearing down in a little boat upon the great orange whale, bring to mind an ancient observation: Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make just a little bit screwy, don’t you know?

Make Democrats Pay For Impeachment

We think the only way that this outrage against constitutional government is going to end is if Democrats are made to understand that they are going to pay at the ballot box for trying to overturn the 2016 election, and our friends at the Club for Growth have stepped up to start to make that happen.

Conservative Action Items: Schiff Show Trial Begins Tomorrow

The Democrats’ show trial of President Trump begins tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2019) with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Democrat Representative Adam Schiff playing the role of Roland Freisler, the raving Nazi judge in whose court your trial had a 90% chance of ending in either life imprisonment or death.

What Impeachment? America's First 'Show Trial' Begins Wednesday

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

This whole show trial would just be an amusing farce in the farcical land of D.C. politics were it not for one thing—it just could (not likely, but could) be successful. And if it is, that's the end of our country as we know it. Half of our citizens will feel completely disenfranchised. Where it will go from there is anybody's guess. What will be interesting in the coming days is who Torquemada Jr. (aka Schiff) will allow to testify. It's obviously ix-nay on the whistleblower-way, but watch the results for Nellie Ohr and Alexandra Chalupa. If they don't let them testify, that means they're terrified. And they should be. What a country we live in.

The Difference Between Schiff and Shinola

David Catron, The American Spectator

In the end, Schiff's kind of skullduggery won’t fly. The American people place a very high value on fairness, and they aren’t going to allow the president of the United States to be brought down by corrupt politicians and bellyaching bureaucrats. The voters want to make the call themselves. The Monmouth poll noted above captures the mood of the electorate perfectly: “Most Americans (59%) agree with the statement that ‘if you want Trump out of office, it makes more sense to focus on next year’s election rather than go through an impeachment process now.’ ” Unlike Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats, the voters know the difference between Schiff and Shinola.

Time For Conservatives To Saddle Up: Democrats To Hold ‘Public’ Impeachment Hearings Next Week

Democrats plan to hold their first public impeachment hearings next week, so CHQ readers and friends better saddle up because it is going to be a wild week in Washington.  The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044) we urge every CHQ reader and friend to call their Representative to demand he or she oppose this assault on constitutional government.

Impeaching America’s Future

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

The tumult of the last few years will continue for years to come. It is a great irony to see the Democratic Party, the party that has long favored a strong president capable of taking on powerful enemies of the people in the future being hampered by fears of impeachment threats. Either that or our presidents will be met by riots in the street when they want to do the really grand thing. What will the GOP favor? Probably the strong chief executive. If this impeachment comes about, we are about to see the parties change their roles: the Democrats for an easily impeached president and the Republicans for a strong president. Change is in the air.

Democrats' Rigged Impeachment Circus

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

It's tragic to see Democrats turning impeachment into a tool to discredit a president merely because he belongs to a different party or they find him objectionable. Will Trump win the ratings war against the House Democrats and their witnesses? With a Senate conviction and removal from office highly unlikely, because real evidence of wrongdoing is lacking, the only goal of House impeachment is to damage the president and make him unelectable in 2020. Democrats shouldn't count on that. They'll easily win a vote to impeach Trump, but they're likely to lose where it really counts: in the court of public opinion.

Eric Ciaramella Is No Whistleblower

Connect all these dots from the reporting by Paul Sperry, Joe Hoft, Mike Cernovich, Dan Bongino, plus the info our friends who have passed through the Trump NSC have shared with us, and it is clear Eric Ciaramella is no whistleblower, but a person who would greatly benefit from a Joe Biden presidency who was carefully planted to disrupt the Trump White House.

The Cowardly 'Whistleblower' and 'Anonymous' Must Go Public

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

A descriptive word for them is coward. (Tattletale might also be good, but that connotes they may be saying something that's true.) I won't believe a word they say or write—and neither should anyone else after the experience we've had with Russia, Russia Russia—unless they stand up publicly and be counted, and be subject to rigorous open cross-examination. Meanwhile, we should be examining the whistleblower law because it is such a convenient cover for extreme partisans to hide under while they mislead everyone for their own purposes. Don't buy "anonymous's'' book. You'll undoubtedly hear all the juicy parts anyway.... ad tedium and ad nauseam.

Facts Matter: Democrats Undermining Their Own Impeachment Narrative

Democrats would like the American people to believe that their secret closed-door questioning of so-called witnesses has revealed some dark sinister impeachable actions by the President. However, when one reads the transcripts of the depositions what is revealed is almost the exact opposite of what the Democrats claim.

Establishment’s Coup Attempt Is Approaching End Game

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Where is the crime Trump committed based on the phone call? When was it consummated? The Constitution places authority to decide whether to send military aid to Ukraine with the elected president of the United States. This impeachment battle will almost surely reach the Senate. And in the end it will be about what it has been about since the beginning: An attempt by the deep state and its media, bureaucratic and political allies to overturn the democratic verdict of 2016 and to overthrow the elected president of the United States. The establishment’s coup attempt is now approaching end game.

Nancy Pelosi's stall tactics hurt America's economy

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Mrs. Pelosi’s cynical strategy to change the USMCA would bust the trade deal wide open and kill it. Trying to renegotiate a trade deal that has been years in the making is like putting toothpaste back in the tube. Opening up one section of the law makes every section negotiable. Mrs. Pelosi should put America first by putting the political games aside and bringing USCMA to a vote urgently. Democrats promised in 2018 elections that they could govern the country. Obstruction is not governing and blocking free trade deals is no way to keep the Trump economic boom going. I hate to think that may be the point of her political tactics.

What, exactly, is President Trump’s ‘high crime’ here?

Deroy Murdock, New York Post

The Constitution does not permit impeachment because the House finds the president loud, dislikes his policies or simply regards him with uncontrollable, pathological, stammer-inducing hatred. Nonetheless, Democrats despise Trump and are determined to impeach him. Still, the question remains: How, exactly, is Trump even accused of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors?” While "high crimes and misdemeanors" criterion is more nebulous than treason or bribery, it also seems far out of reach. Poor Democrats. If the Constitution included a “We can’t stand the guy!” impeachment rationale, their divisive recklessness would be legit.

Stop Impeachment Action: Visit Your Representative’s Local Office This Week

Members of Congress will be back in their Districts this week, so it will be a great opportunity for MAGA supporters and anyone who is just plain tired of the insanity in Washington to visit their Representative to tell him or her you agree with President Trump and Rep. Zeldin and you want Democrats to stop the impeachment insanity and get back to addressing the Nation’s real problems.

Trump, the phone call, and consciousness of guilt

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Some of Trump's most determined adversaries say his "read the transcript" mantra is the work of a sociopath, of someone who is incapable of knowing right from wrong, or perhaps it is an in-your-face defense strategy that comes naturally to a man who almost never admits a mistake. But the simplest explanation is that Trump really doesn't believe he did anything wrong. House Democrats are dead-set on impeaching Trump, and Republicans seem more and more determined to resist. In the Senate, Republicans appear to be moving toward arguing not that the Trump-Zelensky call was "perfecto" but that it was inappropriate and yet still does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense.