Democrats and Republicans went head to head Friday, as lawmakers clashed regarding the closed door testimony of a former special envoy to Ukraine, and whether President Donald Trump allegedly pressured officials in a ‘quid pro quo’ to withhold funding in return for investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
Kurt Volker, the former envoy, who testified for more than eight hours Thursday at a closed door hearing with lawmakers offered no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of the president. However, that doesn’t seem to matter as Democrats continue to pursue endless inquiries in their quest to impeach the president. They do this with the leadership of one of Trump’s most vocal enemies on Capitol Hill: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
The Democrats push for impeachment and the methods being utilized by members of the intelligence community and Democrats to target Trump should concern every American. It isn’t about Trump, it’s about the American people who put him in office.
Let’s just look at what happened:
This week, evidence surfaced revealing that Schiff had learned about the allegations against Trump from an unnamed CIA officer, who had apparently obtained the information about Trump’s private call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The ‘whistleblower’ had briefed a House Intelligence Committee aide, who told the official to get a lawyer. After obtaining a lawyer, the unnamed CIA officer then filed an official ‘whistleblower’ complaint on the president, the New York Times reported. When the Justice Department found no evidence that Trump violated any laws in his call with Zelensky, the complaint was then leaked to the media.
As more information surfaces on the CIA whistleblower some Republican lawmakers are questioning if they are a partisan hack disguised as a whistleblower. And the damage they have done on an international scale by leaking the private conversation between two world leaders is already evident.
A senior Ukrainian official told this reporter during a recent visit to the U.S. that Zelensky never expected that his private conversation with Trump would be made public. The full conversation between Trump and Zelensky was released by the White House in an effort to make fully transparent to the American public that Trump did not withhold aide from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation.
The Ukrainian official acknowledged that the political war in America, which forced Trump to make public the private phone conversation with Zelensky, “is having a chilling effect on other world leaders, who see what is happening in the U.S. and now realize there is a chance that their private conversations could be made public.”
The Greatest Witch Hunt in the history of our Country! pic.twitter.com/5wvry1rkBT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, noted in a recent column that the whistleblower complaint and the recent revelation that Schiff’s team, along with possibly other partisan anti-Trump Democrats, were possibly involved in what appears to be a partisan political attack on Trump needs to be investigated.
I couldn’t agree more. It absolutely needs to be investigated.
This isn’t about Ukraine and Trump’s telephone conversation with Zelensky, it’s about removing a duly elected president from office.
Since Trump was selected as the nominee for the Republican Party in 2016, and frankly long before, senior officials at the FBI and within the intelligence community weaponized the system to target him. Over the past several years that war has intensified as more and more evidence reveals the extent to which now former senior officials in the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies used the system in what appears to be a continued attempt to push Trump out of office through a ‘soft coup.’ They do this openly.
This isn’t about Ukraine and Trump’s telephone conversation with Zelensky, it’s about removing a duly elected president from office. They attempt to do this by twisting the facts, leaking and targeting every aspect and person within the Trump administration to the detriment of the American political system and the American people who elected Trump to office.
They can do this because a number of powerful players in a complicit main stream media have given those anti-Trump officials reigns to the most powerful weapon: a platform to spew propaganda and lies to the American people.
It shouldn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent or Green Party member when our Democracy is threatened from within by powerful bureaucrats who abuse and weaponize the very system meant to protect the nation from outside enemies.
A source, with direct knowledge of Volker’s testimony, told SaraACarter.com that his testimony contradicted the Democrats narrative that Trump was withholding aid to Ukraine as a means of pressuring the government to investigate Biden, along with his son Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden
“What does a late-night document dump mean? It means Democrats are scared that their impeachment narrative is crumbling,” said the congressional source, who noted that Volker did not provide any testimony to verify the claims Democrats have been making.
“They know that Ambassador Volker’s testimony today was a dud,” said the source. “They know that Ambassador Volker testified today that there was no quid pro quo between Trump and Ukraine. They know that their star witness didn’t give them anything new or shocking regarding their quest impeach the President. Democrats should be embarrassed. Their fight is laughable.”
I would agree it’s laughable, if we were living in a time when reason, truth and justice took precedence over hate.
Unfortunately their hate for Trump is destroying the fabric of our nation and the ability for Americans to have normal discourse in politics and resolve issues in a civil manner.
As American’s we shouldn’t allow them to do this. It will be up to the American people to use common sense and not allow those in power to tear apart our nation and invalidate the American system that so many have given their lives to protect.