by Joseph DeMaio, ©2019

Did Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi plan all along to “impeach,” but not prosecute, Donald Trump to harm his 2020 re-election bid?

(Dec. 22, 2019) — As explained in greater detail below – this paragraph being only an executive summary – your faithful servant proposes a New Year’s Resolution for 2020.  The resolution suggests that all rational American voters of any political persuasion resolve to vote out of office and remove by way of the general election set for November 3, 2020… every… single… incumbent… Democrat… running for re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives, replacing them with Republicans.  Same goes for the U.S. Senate.  If the resolution fails, then get set for four more years of impeachment gridlock in the Beltway after President Trump is re-elected by an even greater margin on November 3, 2020.

This resolution, if adopted and adhered to, will enable the nation to pull back from the abyss into which the Democrat-commandeered House insists we must fall.  The Democrats in the Congress, from their senior leadership on down to the greenest freshmen, and allied with the congressional alter-ego denizens of the “Deep State” and its sycophants in the mainstream media, have evolved into a colony of political termites, steadily gnawing away at the pillars of the Republic.  Bad.

As demonstrated by the examples below, their collective malevolence proves, once again, that they have forfeited any claim of right or ability to govern a free people in a constitutional republic such as ours.   After reviewing but a few of the storms that unfolded over the nation in the past few weeks, a question was presented: which one was of the most concern?  Which one posed the greatest danger?

For example, there was the Dec. 9, 2019 480-page report of the Inspector General of the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz.  It confirms – unequivocally – that which President Trump had contended all along: that the people running the Justice Department under the prior Obama regime – and in particular, the FBI – had repeatedly lied and defrauded the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

The lies were undertaken in order to facilitate authorizations for surveillance warrants allowing the agency to spy on President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, including potentially him and one Carter Page, a former campaign aide.  Yes, Virginia, that is a felony.  And it should frighten every American who values the freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution, the same document now intentionally put at risk by the Democrats’ and Deep State actors’ recent defalcations.

Then there was the virtually unprecedented Dec. 17, 2019 court order directed to “the government” from Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, Presiding Judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”).  The order, first reported here, was precipitated by the Horowitz report from one week earlier.  The order shreds the FBI and its supervisory personnel for its transgressions and misleading of the Court in connection with four (4) surveillance warrants authorized against Mr. Page, ahem…, an American citizen.

The order also references the actions of an FBI lawyer – unnamed in the order, but identified here as one Kevin Clinesmith – regarding his alteration of an email in order to “fudge” the bona fides of one of the surveillance applications.  That act is not unlike the fudging of a birth certificate to counterfeit one’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president or the ellipsis-erasure of  the words of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion to bolster the same fraudulent “eligibility” claim.

On Dec. 20, 2019, the FISC released another previously-entered order relating to the same person who altered the email.  The order also confirmed, as disclosed in the Horowitz report, that the person (unnamed, but likely Mr. Clinesmith) was the subject of a “criminal referral of the matter to the Department of Justice.”  And yes, Virginia, those also implicate felonies.   Let us wait and see what John Durham does.

Too bad Judge Collyer or her law clerks didn’t take the time in February of 2018 to read about its own Rule 13 and the FBI’s pattern of deception in seeking to enlist the FISC in its illegal activities. That might have saved everyone a lot of time, effort and heartburn.

As significant as those two events were – the Horowitz report and the Collyer orders, both of which will be addressed in subsequent posts – they pale in comparison to the recent action of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.  That action, led “sadly,” “solemnly” and “with a heavy heart” by The Wretch from San Crapcisco and her flying monkey companions Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, was, of course, the approval of two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Those two baseless articles, masquerading as legitimate expressions of “bipartisan” disdain for the legitimately-elected President of the United States, are bereft of anything even close to constituting an “impeachable offense,” not that this deficit matters to The Wretch, her monkeys and Democrat members of the House.  As such, the articles will go down in history as being a pair of the darkest stains on the Constitution since the founding of the Republic, rivaling even the smears left by the dual usurpations of the presidency by Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.   And that understates the damage.

Ironically, one of the constitutional law “experts” called by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler – one Noah Feldman – now posits that no “final impeachment” has yet taken place.  This is because, so he claims, the actual articles of impeachment have not been delivered by The Wretch to the Senate.

Moreover, because the House has adjourned until January 7, 2020, there will be no transmittal – if at all – until after that date.  Feldman suggests that President Trump might legitimately claim that “he wasn’t truly impeached at all.”   So, after shrieking that President Trump must be immediately impeached and removed from office lest he be purportedly allowed to again “abuse the power of the presidency” for his personal gain…,  The Wretch again moves the goalposts and mumbles: “time out.”   The impeachment “process” is now circling the airport like a crippled 747 with its landing gear jammed, in limbo, burning off fuel before attempting an emergency landing after January 7.  Indeed, some Democrats are even suggesting that The Wretch hold the articles hostage “for as long as it takes” to get the Senate to agree to terms dictated by The Wretch and her airborne monkeys (including the minority monkeys in the Senate) for a “trial” in that Upper Chamber.

“The Sword of Damocles” by Richard Westall, public domain

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has telegraphed to The Wretch (and her Senate simian, Chuck Schumer) that their ploy won’t work and that the transmittal delay only underscores the fact that they have developed a bad case of cold feet.  This, in turn, raises the possibility that the articles will now simply hang out there over President Trump indefinitely, like the Sword of Damocles, through November 3, 2020.  Indeed, an argument could be made that this is precisely the sinister plan concocted by The Wretch and Simian Schumer from the get-go.  Knowing from inception that there would be no way to secure 67 bipartisan votes for the removal of President Trump after a partisan House impeachment, why not just let the impeachment articles hover, Damocles-like over his presidency, until the next general election?

That way, the Democrats’ sycophant propagandists at CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, the Gray Trollop, The Washington Post, et al. could daily (and even hourly) keep reminding the electorate – for the next 11 months – that although “The People’s House” had begun the process of removing the president, since Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP Senators were refusing to complete the process by refusing to acquiesce in demands from Pelosi and Schumer to participate in “making the Democrats’ case” for their goal of removing Trump, the articles of impeachment simply could not be forwarded to the Senate.   Voilà!   It is all the GOP’s fault.

If true, that scenario would again simply emphasize the mendacity, malevolence, hypocrisy and malice of the House Democrats in hijacking the constitutional mechanism of impeachment in a blatant attempt to reverse the will of the people in electing Donald Trump as President in 2016.  Christmas memo to Democrats: Trump won; Clinton lost; for the love of country and all that is holy, get over it already.

The tactic of withholding transmittal of the articles as an option that Pelosi could use was floated as a tactic by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe in a Washington Post op-ed piece Dec. 16, 2019.  But the idea was seemingly percolating in his mind well in advance of either that op-ed or the Dec. 18, 2019 actual House vote adopting the articles.  Indeed, when Tribe was asked by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell whether this option was where he thought the process should be, Tribe responded: “Exactly.”

Moreover, Tribe had been consulting with Nadler’s Judiciary Committee on how the proceedings should go.  It thus strains credulity to believe that the issue of adopting articles of impeachment and then simply holding on to them was never discussed.  In fact, one Democrat congressman, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, has also championed the idea of withholding transmittal of the articles to the Senate.  He has apparently claimed that he detects among House Democrat Caucus members a level of “enthusiasm for the idea of rounding out the record and spending the time to do this right.”  The DeBonis article also notes that Tribe “tweeted” after the House impeachment vote that Pelosi had the right to hold the articles (i.e., delay indefinitely their transmittal to the Senate) and that he thought Blumenauer’s idea “makes great sense. But I’m not objective: I’ve been advocating it from the start.” (Emphasis added).  News flash: at least Tribe confesses that he is not objective.


Really?  From the start?  Memo to Professor Tribe: when, exactly, was that “start?”  Was it from January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated as President Trump, as advocated on that very day by the WaPo?  Was it sometime a little after that, as admitted by The Wretch?  Or was it when The Wretch formally announced that, following the Schiff and Nadler Voklsgeritshof proceedings, an actual vote of the House on articles of impeachment would take place?

If Tribe had been consulting with Nadler and House Judiciary Committee staff on the issues, and he had been advocating “from the start” the tactic of “impeach and delay,” the image of a Harvard law professor willing to cunningly undermine the legitimacy of the election of President Trump begins to emerge.  Actual removal – whether for Russian collusion; violation of the emoluments clause; or, as now, the Ukranian call – would never have been the goal, because the Democrat leaders, devious creatures that they are, realized they could never muster 67 votes in the Senate.  Instead, the goal would be only hobbling the president with 24/7 media apparatchik assaults calculated to facilitate his defeat at the polls in 2020.  Simple.  Collusion, emoluments and Ukranian calls are only vehicles.

The conclusion also begins to form that “removal” of President Trump was never the objective.  Instead, the goal was to “impeach” and allow that quasi-indictment to fester like a malignant tumor in the minds of the electorate such that, come November 3, 2020, the voters will have been bombarded with 11 months of anti-Trump propaganda.  Maybe the Deep State denizens could even conscript a RINO or two so that… oh…, wait…, that’s already happened. Yes, Virginia, former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is now a “fellow” at Harvard seeking to promote “bipartisanship.”  Seriously?   Get… a… grip.

Truth be known, that which is today unfolding before our eyes in the District of Columbia would turn the stomachs of the Founders.  They never intended the mechanism of impeachment to be trivialized, manipulated, weaponized and deployed against a president – whether Trump or any other president – in a unilateral political attack solely to (a) undo a prior election, or (b) infect a future election.  Yet this, Virginia, is what the Democrats have done to the Nation, and without shame, compunction or apology.   And with the current field of Democrat presidential candidates in comical disarray, it is fairly clear that President Trump will be re-elected, so if the Democrats thought they could hobble him with an “impeach and shelve” tactic, they picked the wrong guy.

There is an internet image circulating with a picture of President Trump looking at you, kinda like that WW II image of Uncle Sam saying “I Want You For U.S. Army.”  The Trump picture has this caption: “In reality, they’re not after me.  They’re after you.  I’m just in the way.”

Adopt the proposed 2020 New Year’s resolution.  Vote carefully in November.  Oust the termites.

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