Lindsey Graham Joins Democrats Opposes Trump And Barr On NYC U.S. Attorney

The toll-free Capitol switchboard is (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Senator Graham to tell him President Trump deserves to exercise the full power of his office to appoint any qualified person to the office of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Tell him the so-called Senate tradition of honoring “blue slips” gives Democrats a power over President Trump that they never gave Republicans when Obama was President.

ODNI Grenell Please Release The Schiff Transcripts NOW!

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell on Monday informed House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff that some 6,000 pages of until-now secret testimony from the House investigation of President Trump are ready for release.We urge Mr. Grenell to release the transcripts at the earliest moment propriety allows – especially if he doesn’t hear back expeditiously from Schiff. You can communicate directly with ODNI Grenell via Twitter by tweeting him @RichardGrenell

After Tainted Prosecution And Trial Roger Stone Gets 40 Months

Serious and credible questions about the government’s motives and conduct of the investigation and prosecution of Roger Stone, including seating a tainted jury, have been raised. We believe a sentence of 40 months in prison is manifstly unfair and urge President Trump to step in and immediately exercise his pardon power to right the wrongs perpetrated against Roger Stone.

Will impeachment play in November?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Impeachment was an unprecedented plan, an election-year gambit in which Democrats used the House of Representatives's constitutional power of impeachment as perhaps the most audacious opposition research maneuver of all time. But will it work? One: Will voters even remember impeachment when Election Day comes around in nine months? And two: If they do, which way will impeachment cut? Will it help Democrats or help the president? Impeachment was big, and. even if it does fade from memory, Trump appears determined to keep it alive. Maybe the entire country will move on, but not if Trump can do anything about it. "It's not gonna work," Trump said. "Watch. Just watch."

President Trump: End The Persecution Of Roger Stone With An Immediate Pardon

Serious and credible questions, including the seating of a tainted jury, have been raised about the government’s motives and conduct of the investigation and prosecution of Roger Stone. The vehemence by which the Mueller prosecutors continue to pursue Stone belies any claims of fairness and due process. President Trump should step in and exercise his pardon power to right the wrongs perpetrated against Roger Stone.

Democrats shoot and miss, so now it's time to give Trump a first term

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Considering all the dark forces arrayed against him, it is truly a wonder that Mr. Trump has managed to accomplish all that he has accomplished in the past three years. But it was hardly a first term. There was no “honeymoon,” as they call it. Hell, there was not even a break in the campaign against him. Hillary Clinton, Democrat opponents, the federal intelligence services and the vast majority of the media kept right on rolling in an effort to thwart him at every turn. Since all these liars and charlatans in Washington canceled Mr. Trump’s first term, shouldn’t he have a shot at another first term? When will he get the first term to which he was elected in 2016?

Mitt Romney's 'profile in courage'

Byron York, Washington Examiner

On the plus side, the vote would win Romney widespread praise across much of the media. How often can one become a profile in courage? That would certainly feel good, especially for a man who was excoriated by some of those same media voices when he ran against Barack Obama eight years ago. Now, Romney will take plenty of hits from the Trump side, and from the president himself. But there are clearly benefits as well. So, just as it was in the old days, the question is: Who is Romney trying to please? Although he is a man with some undeniably good qualities, those who have watched him over the years will wonder whether the vote was truly something new or the Romney they have known for a long time.

With impeachment done, Senate must probe how this awful trial started

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

These investigations are essential to uncover how Adam Schiff engineered the whistleblower complaint and expose the solid reasons Trump had for asking Ukraine about the Bidens’ dealings there. Concocting phony whistleblower complaints is the Democrats’ new weapon of choice. That’s why the Senate needs to call the impeachment whistleblower. Otherwise, as Sen. Rand Paul warned Tuesday, “we don’t get to the root of how this started.” Unless the impeachment trickery is exposed, it’ll be tried again. The new inquiry also needs to dig into the Biden family’s corrupt Ukraine dealings — precisely what Trump sought. Democrats claim allegations of Biden wrongdoing have been “discredited.” Not true.

A fitting end to a political impeachment

Editors, Washington Examiner

The articles of impeachment that Democrats chose were inappropriate. One was a dumb joke; the other was too weak to consider valid. Throughout the process, Democrats used hyperbolic language in trying to describe what would happen if Trump were acquitted. Rep. Jerry Nadler, one of the House impeachment managers, said if Trump weren't removed from office, then he would effectively be a "dictator." That's preposterous. If Democrats believe their case against Trump was so airtight, they will now have the opportunity to spend the 2020 election attacking his actions in Ukraine based on the evidence they've gathered, and voters will be able to decide the merits of removing Trump from office. This is as it should be.

What Prize Do We Give Mitt Romney?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

There are numerous members of the House of Representatives and the Senate who made epic asses of themselves during these unnecessary and wasteful proceedings. The American people expect better of the House and the Senate. Yet if there is one senator who deserves an award for his performance, say, Jackass of the Year, it is Sen. Mitt Romney of the great state of Utah. Mitt just kept talking, obviously enjoying the drama. Now the so-called liberals want to reverse previous presidents’ accretions of power. Moreover, they want to do it by stealth. Well, Mitch McConnell beat them back. Well done, senator. If we are going to turn our government into a parliamentary system, let us call a Constitutional Convention.

Three Glorious Days of Democrat Agony

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

February 3, 4, and 5, 2020 were pretty much the most miserable three days in the history of the Democratic Party. I’m not laughing, really I’m not! History will record that you managed to impeach Donald Trump. History will also record that Donald Trump beat you donkeys like rented mules. So, three bad days…okay, but the coming days will be brighter and better, right? I mean, you have a great candidate for…oh. Well, you’ll get a big boost with the economy…oh. At least you can still count on minorities to back you even though you never, ever perform on your promises…oh. Come to think of it, you Democrats might look back wistfully at the last three days because it’s only getting worse for you from here.

Trump celebrated all he and Republicans have accomplished

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The president’s State of the Union speech was more than a victory lap for the president. It was a celebration of all he and Republicans have accomplished the last three years. The latest Gallup poll reflects the public’s recognition of those achievements with 49 percent of those polled approving the president’s performance, up 10 points since November. Yes, 50 percent still disapprove of him, but based on what? It can’t be the economy, which he again touted as strong and getting stronger. According to Gallup, 63 percent approve of his economic policies. With issues going his way and with the Democratic Party in disarray (Iowa cacuses count?), the president is poised for four more years.

Impeachment Dies in Desperation

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he's not removed from office, he'll "do it again." He'll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a "threat to national security." National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals removing an elected president. Since the start of the year, Trump's approval is up 6 points among Republicans and 5 points among independents. This leaves the overall impression that Trump has a very good chance of becoming the first president to be impeached and then reelected.

Trump Recognizes His Congressional Defense Team In Well-Deserved Victory Lap

While we agree with the President that Democrats are both vicious and mean, we want to focus on what the President said about the Republicans and conservatives who were the leaders of the effort to save the Trump presidency and the MAGA agenda.

Mitt Romney Will Never Ever In A Million Years Be President

Were Romney’s action a singular deviation from conservative orthodoxy one might give fair consideration to its legitimacy, but it is not. Romney’s choice to ignore the clear evidence offered in the President’s defense is of a piece with his past choices to align himself against his fellow Republicans and the conservative movement.

The Coup That Failed, Or, The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The impeachment of Trump was an attempted — and failed — coup that not a single Republican supported, only Democrats in the House and their Senate caucus. The impeachment of Trump was an exercise in pure partisanship and itself an abuse of power. For four years, elements of the liberal establishment — in the media, "deep state" and major institutions — have sought to destroy Trump. First, they aimed to smear him and prevent his election, and then to overturn it as having been orchestrated by the Kremlin, and then to impeach and remove him, and then to block him from running again. The damage they have inflicted upon our country's institutions is serious. Almost all now concede we have become an us vs. them nation.

‘Walls Are Closing In’ on the Democrats

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

A few suggested courses of action the president might take in his second term (some parts of which might be started even now). First, to discourage such frivolous, wholly partisan efforts to overturn the results of a free, open, and democratic election, people who have committed felonies by leaking classified material or lying under oath should be prosecuted. Second, as for removing the “stain” of impeachment, I propose that when the House flips to the Republicans again next year, a bill be introduced rescinding President Trump’s impeachment and publicly exonerating him of any and all wrongdoing. Third, I suggest that Barack Obama retroactively be impeached since the media and Democrats enjoy it so much.

Turn the Page on Impeachment

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Month after month, network evening-news coverage of Donald Trump's presidency has been notable mostly for its perpetual negativity. The Senate impeachment trial isn't the slightest bit different. They spent more than two years "reporting" that a Russian collusion conspiracy would be exposed and prematurely end the Trump presidency. Now we're nine months from Election Day, and Trump is still in charge ... which means the beatings must continue. The American people should point and laugh at the idea that the networks would argue it is essential for the Senate jurors to be nonpartisan in their weighing of the evidence. Our media elites are never objective. The stakes are always too high for evenhandedness.

Democrats' Total Failure and Utter Humiliation Delights All Real Americans

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

And overall this smoking Democratic wreckage looms Donald Trump, bellowing in laughter as his poll numbers rise. The economy is booming. He has signed great new trade deals. We are ending the elite’s idiotic wars. And it is looking like Nancy Pelosi will have even more reason to drink herself into sputtering incoherence over next November when we take back the House. It’s a painful time to be a Democrat. Good. Because Democrats chose to be terrible, and their agony should refresh and inspire us. Graciousness in victory? Pass. They tried to take us out by taking out the guy we elected. They tried to make sure we could never have a say in our own country ever again. They tried, and because they suck, they failed.

The News They Won’t Report

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The massive crowds turn out for Trump’s rallies cheer when he criticizes the “fake news” media. Impeachment actually appears to have made Trump more popular. Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics noted this week, “Trump’s job approval is now the highest it has been in our average since Feb. 5, 2017.” Does anyone think this trend will be reversed if, somehow, Democrats can get enough GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote to drag out the impeachment trial? Maybe Jake Tapper thinks so, but he seems to believe his job is to report only what Democrats want to hear — and the most important news, he never reports at all. Keep it up, Jake, and you’ll get lots of credit when Trump gets reelected in November.