The Democrats’ partisan impeachment witch hunt against President Trump – absurdly centered on a routine phone call between him and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – will become a televised farce Wednesday with the opening of public hearings by the House Intelligence Committee. Democrats are following the old adage: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” They want to find something – anything – to attack President Trump, in hopes of hurting his reelection chances. And they won’t let the facts get in the way of their ceaseless political assault on the president. As baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra famously said, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.”
First the desperate Democrats dragged our country through the Russia investigation hoax, until the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller exposed that as a baseless smear against the duly elected president of the United States. The Democrats were forced to change their messaging repeatedly due to a lack of evidence, as they sought to build a phony case against Trump and his campaign involving collusion with Russia to win the 2016 election. The mainstream media happily followed along with this nonsense. Then the Democrats claimed the Trump campaign had engaged in a conspiracy – and the liberal media shouted the fact-free claim from the rooftops. Then, when these crazy allegations were totally debunked, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and their fellow Trump-hating Democrats doubled down with a laughable claim saying President Trump had engaged in obstruction of justice.
The rabidly anti-Trump media mindlessly repeated those partisan talking points as well. But in the end, none of it amounted to a hill of beans. In fact, it was all a lie.
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But the Democrats – eager to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election – won’t give up. So now they’ve replaced the Russia collusion hoax with a new hoax involving the Trump-Zelensky phone call. First the Democrats claimed there was a quid pro quo in which Trump had acted improperly. Then President Trump released the transcript of the call showing no quid pro quo took place. Then Democrats accused the president of abuse of power – ignoring the fact that U.S. ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the president and the president alone gets to set American foreign policy. Now moving the goalposts again, unhinged Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., claims to have evidence of an “extortion scheme” by the president.
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