The transcript of the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky does not provide evidence of a crime or abuse of power. Without a “crime” to report, this is just a CIA employee’s leak of a confidential diplomatic communication to meddle in next year’s election—which is a clear abuse of power. I’m trying to remember the last story I read about the CIA that didn’t involve leaking to meddle in U.S. domestic politics. A spy agency using its secrets to interfere with domestic elections: That’s the road to tyranny.
Schiff has compounded his lying and underhanded plotting by running a kangaroo proceeding that compares unfavorably to the due process of the Salem Witch Trials. Secret proceedings, secret even from the accused president’s attorneys, allow Schiff to spoon-feed selective leaks to the colluding media. House Resolution 803 authorizing the impeachment investigation of President Nixon passed 410-4. Schiff’s “impeachment inquiry” defies three House votes not to impeach President Trump.
Lame Narratives Live On
The Ukraine farce and the Russia-collusion hoax share one key characteristic: Both “scandals” lumbered on long after an early revelation destroyed the theories behind them.