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Pollak: Democrats Pushed Impeachment While Coronavirus Spread


Reported by Joel B. Pollak | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/13/pollak-democrats-pushed-impeachment-while-coronavirus-spread/

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., holds up a pen presented to her by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after she signed the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. …
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We now know the cost of impeachment.
 

While Democrats were diverting the attention and energy of the entire country into a pointless trial that could not possibly have ended in anything other than President Donald Trump’s acquittal, the coronavirus pandemic was beginning in China and arriving in the United States.

The timeline of the two developments — impeachment and coronavirus — is shocking, and reveals the true cost of hyper-partisanship.

  • January 11: Chinese state media report the first known death from an illness originating in the Wuhan market.
  • January 15: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi and House Democrats celebrate the “solemn” occasion with a signing ceremony, using commemorative pens.
  • January 21: The first person with coronavirus arrives in the United States from China, where he had been in Wuhan.
  • January 23: The House impeachment managers make their opening arguments for removing President Trump.
  • January 23: China closes off the city of Wuhan completely to slow the spread of coronavirus to the rest of China.
  • January 30: Senators begin asking two days of questions of both sides in the president’s impeachment trial.
  • January 30: The World Health Organization declares a global health emergency as coronavirus continues to spread.
  • January 31: The Senate holds a vote on whether to allow further witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial.
  • January 31: President Trump declares a national health emergency and imposes a ban on travel to and from China. Former Vice President Joe Biden calls Trump’s decision “hysterical xenophobia … and fear-mongering.”
  • February 2: The first death from coronavirus outside China is reported in the Philippines.
  • February 3: House impeachment managers begin closing arguments, calling Trump a threat to national security.
  • February 4: President Trump talks about coronavirus in his State of the Union address; Pelosi rips up every page.
  • February 5: The Senate votes to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, 52-48 and 53-47.
  • February 5: House Democrats finally take up coronavirus in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia.

For twenty days, from the day the first death from coronavirus was known, Democrats did nothing about it. They were too busy with the president’s impeachment trial — a trial Pelosi had delayed unnecessarily for several weeks.

To the extent that they commented on coronavirus at all, it was only to tear up the president’s remarks or to call him a racist. They told the nation that he, not coronavirus, was a threat to the national security of the United States.

In the midst of that all-consuming trial, it is remarkable Trump was able to do anything else at all. But he did, and one of the things he did was impose the China travel ban, just one day after the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global health emergency, and the day before the first victim of the pandemic died outside China.

For his trouble, he was criticized by the World Health Organization and called “hysterical” by his future 2020 rival.

When Republicans warned Democrats that impeachment was a waste of time, a divisive partisan exercise, and a distraction from the real issues facing the country — a lesson Republicans learned the hard way, in Bill Clinton’s impeachment, 21 years before — Democrats ignored them.

Just a few weeks later, our divided leaders were taken by surprise by the pandemic, and bickered on cable news, asking why nothing was done sooner.

But we know why.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

 

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John Bolton Admits Last-Minute Impeachment Leak Was A Publicity Stunt


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URL of the original posting site: https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/20/john-bolton-admits-last-minute-impeachment-leak-was-a-publicity-stunt/

John Bolton Admits Last-Minute Impeachment Leak Was A Publicity Stunt

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted Wednesday that his testimony in President Donald Trump’s recent impeachment proceedings involving Ukraine would have had no impact on the trial’s outcome even after sections of his upcoming book leaked attempting to convict the president in its final days.

“People can argue about what I should have said and what I should have done,” Bolton said at Vanderbilt University Wednesday night during a forum with his predecessor Susan Rice, according to ABC News. “I will bet you a dollar right here and now my testimony would have made no difference to the ultimate outcome.”

“I sleep at night because I have followed my conscience,” Bolton added.

Rice challenged Bolton’s decision to remain silent throughout the process despite not ever being subpoenaed by the House or Senate in the proceedings.

“It’s inconceivable to me that if I had firsthand knowledge of a gross abuse of presidential power, that I would withhold my testimony,” Rice said. “I would feel like I was shamefully violating my oath that I took to support and defend the Constitution.”

Bolton argued that the House botched the process and condemned House Democrats for having committed “impeachment malpractice.”

“The process drove Republicans who might have voted for impeachment away from the president because it was so partisan,” Bolton claimed.

Bolton’s new book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is slated to be released next month is expected to reveal what Bolton might have said had he been forced to testify before lawmakers in the impeachment proceedings. Republicans in the Senate defeated Democrats’ efforts to bring Bolton before the upper chamber before the final vote with only Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine voting in favor of the measure.

In the final days of the trial however, sections of Bolton’s upcoming book were leaked to the New York Times, featuring Bolton accusing Trump of tying the nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine with politically motivated investigations as Democrats alleged. The leak happened to come on the same day the book became available for online pre-order revealing the move as nothing more than a publicity stunt.

On Monday, Bolton accused the White House of trying to suppress details in the book in his first public remarks since the president’s exoneration at Duke University.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

Video: News Anchor Tells Pelosi Trump Was Acquitted, She Interrupts & Flies Into A Speech Ripping Rage


Written by Staff Writer for RedRightDaily.com | February 16, 2020

URL of the original posting site: https://redrightdaily.com/video-news-anchor-tells-pelosi-trump-was-acquitted-she-interrupts-loses-it/

The Speaker of the House Nancy got so mad during an interview on CNN you could almost see the smoke come out of her ears.  When CNN’s Christiane Amanpour mentioned that President Trump was acquitted and his poll numbers were up, Pelosi interrupted and flew into a speech ripping rage. 

“What about, though, the fact that the president seems liberated, and this is about democratic politics so I’m not asking you to criticize here, but he was acquitted, his poll ratings are high …” Amanpour said.

“He was not … there was no …”Pelosi interrupted.

“You can’t have an acquittal unless you have a trial, and you can’t have a trial unless you have witnesses and documents. So he can say he’s acquitted, and the headlines can say ‘acquitted,’ but he’s impeached forever, branded with that, and not vindicated,” Pelosi continued.

“And even the senators were saying, ‘yes, it wasn’t right,’ but they didn’t have the courage to act upon that.”

President Trump is so in her head it’s not even funny, the look in Pelosi’s eyes when she said the President poll numbers are up and he’s been acquitted was hilarious.  Nancy can spout her nonsense about President Trump not being acquitted but even House manager Rep. Jerry Nadler recently admitted that they (Democrats) knew from the beginning President Trump would never be removed from office.  When Nadler was asked if he’s worried about backlash from voters as House Democrats continue to investigate President Trump post impeachment Nadler said that “we always knew” the President wouldn’t be removed from office.

“We always knew he was going to be acquitted by the Senate because we always knew that if the Republicans didn’t care about the evidence or anything else, they proved it by not being willing to see the witnesses, we knew that in advance,” Nadler said. “There were some people who said we shouldn’t impeach the president because of his given approval and expected acquittal by the Senate, no matter what the facts, that would help him politically.”

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Report: Justice Department Has Been ‘Quietly’ Reviewing Ukraine Materials For Several Weeks, Separate From Durham Probe


Written By  James Barrett | DailyWire.com

URL of the original posting site: https://www.dailywire.com/news/report-justice-department-has-been-quietly-reviewing-ukraine-materials-for-several-weeks-separate-from-durham-probe

World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attend the World Food Program USA’s Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. / Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images

According to CBS News’ sources, Department of Justice officials, at the direction of Attorney General William Barr, have been “quietly” reviewing over the past “several weeks” records and documents related to the “Ukraine matter,” including documents provided by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Citing a source familiar with the matter, CBS News’ Catherine Herridge and Clare Hymes reported Tuesday that “staff outside of Main Justice in Washington have been assigned by Attorney General William Barr to review the Ukraine matter, adding that the review is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh and is separate from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.”

Among the materials reportedly being reviewed by Justice Department officials at Barr’s behest are some provided by Giuliani, who was specifically mentioned by President Trump in his famous July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and who appears to have served as point man for the pursuit of investigations into allegations of corruption involving former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.

Herridge and Hymes note that that investigation also “goes beyond” matters related to the Bidens, according to the source.

In the call which sparked the Democrats’ impeachment campaign, President Trump asked Zelensky to “look into” the allegations involving the Bidens and Burisma. After a whistleblower complaint accused Trump of attempting to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rival, Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry resulting in two articles of impeachment, which passed in the House but for which Trump was acquitted by the Senate.

As Herridge and Hymes reports, the allegations involving the Bidens and Ukraine “have gained new life” since Trump’s acquittal, with Barr stating Monday that the department has established an “intake process in the field” for material concerning Ukraine.

During the impeachment trial in the Senate, Trump’s lawyers repeatedly brought up the issue of corruption in Ukraine, around which Trump’s request to Zelensky centered. At one point, President Trump’s deputy counsel Patrick Philbin connected the “Ukraine matter” to the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment.

“If the whistleblower, as is alleged in some public reports, actually did work for then-Vice President Biden on Ukraine issues, exactly what was his role?” asked Philbin. “What was his involvement when issues were raised — we know from testimony that questions were raised — about the potential conflict of interest that the vice president then had when his son was sitting on the board of Burisma. Was the alleged whistleblower involved in any of that and in making decisions to not do anything related to that? Did he have some reason to want to put the deep-six on any question raising any issue about what went on with the Bidens and Burisma and firing Shokin and withholding a billion dollars in loan guarantees and enforcing a very explicit quid pro quo — you won’t get this billion dollars until you fire him? We don’t know. And because Manager [Rep. Adam] Schiff was guiding this whole process, because he was the chairman in charge of directing the inquiry and directing it away from any of those questions, that creates a real due process defect in the record that has been presented here.”

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – It Was All BS

Trump has been acquitted of all articles of impeachment leveled by vicious, evil, and dirty leftist politicians, who care nothing for the American family.
Trump AcquittedPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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Democrats Exposed As Hypocrites As Their Own Words Come Back To Bite Them


Posted by FreedomClash.com | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

URL of the original posting site: https://freedomclash.com/democrats-exposed-as-hypocrites-as-their-own-words-come-back-to-bite-them/

Now that the opening arguments from the impeachment trial have ended and it has been moving forward with questions from the Senators, which is also coming to a close, we may be nearing the end of it all. Let us just take a step back and give credit where credit is due. I think we need to really appreciate the brilliance of the President’s legal team and how they ended their arguments.

In a very smart move from Pat Cipollone, the Democrats’ own words were used against them. Red State reported, one of the main things that made President Trump’s counsel’s presentation infinitely better than that of the House Democratic managers was the simple and honest way they presented the facts and logic and stuck to the fundamentals of the Constitution.

Pat Cipollone exemplified that again today as his argument came to a close. He noted the basic fact that the Democrat’s objective was to obscure, that the case and the articles of impeachment they have put forth simply do not meet the constitutional standard for impeachment. The Democratic articles are a threat to our justice system because they are not what the Framers intended impeachment to be. Cipollone said that if you look carefully to the words of the past that they were true then and they are still true today.

He then played the words of the Democrats which included present impeachment managers shaming against partisan impeachment in 1998.

“You were right,” Cipollone said. “But I’m sorry to say you were also prophetic. And I think I couldn’t say it better so I wouldn’t. You know what the right answer is in your heart. You know what the right answer is for our country. You know what the right answer is for the American people.”

To me, this is a total knock out to the Democrats. They are guilty of doing the very thing they spoke against during the 1998 Clinton impeachment trial.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Waste Management

House Managers WasteHouse managers are wasting everybody’s time impeaching a president they know is going to be exonerated. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020
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