Chicago Tribune Column: Democrats’ impeachment report is TOTALLY UNFAIR to Trump!

Oh, man, those Democrats are such sneaky jerks.

I suppose by now you've seen the House Intelligence Committee's 300-page impeachment inquiry report, right? That report went to the House Judiciary Committee, which held its first impeachment (hoax) hearing Wednesday and is tasked with drafting articles of (phony) impeachment.I read the report and I can tell you it is TOTALLY unfair to President Donald Trump, and here are three reasons why:

1) Nowhere in the report does it note that Trump is the best American president since Abraham Lincoln.

2) It contains ZERO pictures of Trump's magnificent border wall.

3) It intentionally compiles ALL the evidence and sworn testimony relating to impeachable things Trump has done, painting a picture of a president who has done many impeachable things and who gleefully sold out his country for personal gain. THAT'S NOT FAIR!

Regarding item No. 3, of course the president is going to look bad if you put together all the bad things he has done and look at them as a whole. If someone put all the times I've gone to Dairy Queen into one report, it might make people conclude that I "have a problem" or "need to make better life decisions."

But if you look at each trip to Dairy Queen individually, it's no big deal. That's just me being me.

The same is true with our great president. Is it possible he has engaged from time to time in light bribery or a smidge of justice obstruction? Sure, but that's just Trump being Trump.

It only looks bad when you put it all together like the DEMONcrats did in their stupid report. This is a clear case of treasonous dot-connecting, and these liberal lawmakers should feel terrible for sullying Trump's good name by drawing mountains of evidence against him into a cohesive narrative that presents an almost comically transparent abuse of power.Consider this extremely mean excerpt: "Donald Trump is the first and only President in American history to openly and indiscriminately defy all aspects of the constitutional impeachment process, ordering all federal agencies and officials categorically not to comply with voluntary requests or compulsory demands for documents or testimony."

Sure, if you put it that way, it sounds bad. But at least House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff didn't list all the administration officials Trump ordered to defy congressional subpoenas.

Oh, shoot, he actually did. It starts on Page 231 and includes: acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney; assistant to the president and senior adviser to the chief of staff Robert Blair; former national security adviser John Bolton; National Security Council legal adviser John Eisenberg; National Security Council deputy legal adviser Michael Ellis; former deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs Charles Kupperman; Office of Management and Budget acting Director Russell Vought; State Department counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl; and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

OK, when you roll them all out one after the other, it sounds like a lot of people the president didn't want testifying. And yeah, that may not be the most innocent sounding move. But what the committee report totally ignores is the fact that Trump has called the entire impeachment process a phony witch hunt that's bad for America.


Wait, hold on, the report actually doesn't overlook that fact. On Page 210 of the report it says: "President Trump's rhetorical attacks appeared intended not just to dispute public reports of his misconduct, but to persuade the public that the House lacks authority to investigate the president and the inquiry is therefore invalid and fraudulent."

It then goes on to list ways Trump has described the impeachment inquiry: "a COUP"; "illegal, invalid, and unconstitutional"; "an unconstitutional power grab"; "Ukraine Witch Hunt"; "a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time"; "a total Witch Hunt Scam by the Democrats"; "bad for the country"; "all a hoax"; "the single greatest witch hunt in American history"; "Democrat Scam"; "just another Democrat Hoax"; "a fraud against the American people"; "A Witch Hunt Scam"; "a con being perpetrated on the United States public and even the world"; "ridiculous"; "a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country"; "Ukraine Hoax"; "No Due Process Scam"; "the phony Impeachment Scam"; and "the phony Impeachment Hoax."

OK, sure, you put all those descriptions together and it sounds not good, and maybe a bit like the president is trying to convince people that House lawmakers don't have a constitutional right and duty to act as a check on the executive branch.

But I think we've already established the fundamental unfairness of taking all the things President Trump says and compiling them in one place to make it look like he's an un-American, self-serving narcissist. That's cheating, and real Americans won't stand for it!

Look at this excerpt: "By doubling down on his misconduct and declaring that his July 25 call with President Zelenskiy was 'perfect,' President Trump has shown a continued willingness to use the power of his office to seek foreign intervention in our next election. His Acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, in the course of admitting that the President had linked security assistance to Ukraine to the announcement of one of his desired investigations, told the American people to 'get over it.' In these statements and actions, the President became the author of his own impeachment inquiry."

By fiendishly presenting overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing — including phone records that show Devin Nunes, the Republican ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, was in regular contact with Trump's personal lawyer and a now-indicted Ukrainian operative — the Democrats have done immeasurable damage to Trump's campaign to cleanse America of facts.

And for that, they should be deeply ashamed.

Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune, December 4, 2019


December 7, 2019

Voices4America Post Script. This was the #1 article in The Chicago Tribune digital this week. I take that as a good sign. #ImpeachRemove

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