Democrats Lie About Open Impeachment Hearings
We saw with great fanfare the vote for impeachment. Congress voted for open impeachment hearings and then the rejection of witnesses started and the Democrats once more showed their words mean nothing.
When the vote was taken, the GOP members of the house were allowed then to call up witnesses, to have their subpoenas honored, but alas, it turns out this is not what the house is allowing.
Over the weekend, house republicans submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony during the impeachment inquiry. That list included Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and his former business partner Devon Archer, former Democratic National Committee consultant Alexandra Chalupa, and the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint about Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky led to the impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, who runs the inquiry, quickly turned down the GOP’s request, so much for open impeachment hearings.
Schiff stated that whistleblower laws protect them from testifying, that is not the truth, whistleblower laws only protect them from facing backlash, such as firing, as Obama did to the whistleblower in Fast and Furious.
He claims that others have given more substantive testimony, so why would he be needed, the GOP has countered with the fact that he was the one that started this all.
“There is no overarching protection for the identity of the whistleblower under federal law,” said Dan Meyer, a lawyer and the former executive director of the intelligence community whistleblower program. “Congress has never provided that protection.”
On Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham accusing Shiff of hiding from the truth and stated that impeachment efforts will go nowhere unless he allows the whistleblower to testify.
The intent of the Democrats is not to impeach, they will issue articles of impeachment to appease their followers, but instead it is to run this as far into 2020 to try to push this in front of all Americans and to have the news talking about this nonstop. Their intent is to affect the elections, not by merit, preferably by presenting a false narrative and having their talking heads in the media hold up their efforts.
The Democrats know they have no chance against Trump in 2020 in a head to head election so they are pushing to try to present this whole farce to the American people as wrongdoing protected by the GOP.
Reaction to this is predictable, we are now seeing people calling out the DNC for their refusal to follow even their guidelines as they keep changing the rules when it suits them.
This is going to bring about an epic backlash, one that could very well sweep them out of power in the house as Democrats in areas who voted for Trump find themselves tied to this and the same will happen with the Senate. Trump and the GOP could be looking at controlling both houses along with the White House. I would say that turn around is only fair play and if this happens, cut off all access to the DNC and see how they like it in reverse.