I've been watching the continuing drama surrounding the impeachment circus, and a few days ago it stopped making sense.
Now, whenever something these politicians in DC do doesn't make good sense, it gets my attention. Why? Because I know these are not dumb people. Say
what you want about Pelosi, Shiff, Nadler, Clinton, Obama... they are very smart people. They know how to go about getting what they want. After all,
they have all fooled over half of the population on multiple occasions.
I knew what happened to start the impeachment: Trump got too close to the truth in Ukraine and the Democrats panicked. Pelosi changed her tune almost
immediately, from opposing impeachment to demanding it. Adam Schiff went off the rails breaking every law and legal principle in sight to build a case
against Trump to impeach him... even misrepresenting Trump's own words in the phone call transcript. There have been cries for impeachment since
before Trump was inaugurated, but not to this level. The only reason for all this that made sense was that the Democrats (and, to be fair, likely some
Republicans as well) had been using Ukraine as a money-laundering paradise. Zelensky is the Ukrainian version of Donald Trump: anti-establishment and
anti-corruption. With him in power and talking to Trump about actual, open and thorough investigations, suddenly there was a spectre of prison time
hanging over these politicians' collective heads. Trump had to go, and he had to go NOW
But it backfired. The polls didn't show what the Democrats expected; they actually showed that the American people either didn't care about the
accusations or worse, were turning their support for Trump. Oops. So they pushed the Articles of Impeachment through... this was an emergency, they
told us! Trump must be removed NOW
And no one cared.
Suddenly, Pelosi is holding up the Articles of Impeachment... those same articles that were so desperately needed right then, right now, a few days
earlier. OK, maybe she's actually trying to force her will on the Senate. Fat chance of that happening with McConnell in control. So she fails in
that bid and takes a second vote to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Why? She already had authorization to send the Articles of
Impeachment! That's like a city council voting to accept a contractor's bid on some road work, then having to vote again to pay him when it's
finished! No, no, the vote to adopt the Articles of Impeachment included authorization to send them to the Senate. There had to be some other
Then it broke today that this Lev Parnas dude has come forward with serious allegations claiming everything Schiff had been speculating and parodying
was true. Really? This guy has a long and sordid past of illegal and should-be-illegal activities, and is presently under investigation by the NYSD.
This is the same NYSD that worked closely with Mueller to investigate Trump and who (I believe) tried to coerce Cohen to make up dirt on Trump.
Parnas' testimony is apparently already in the body of evidence sent with the Articles of Impeachment... but that couldn't happen without a vote to
include them. Well, that explains the vote to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate... it also included authorization for Parnas' statements
to be included.
But why then was so much noise made about witnesses? Everyone thought that was the big question that was holding everything up. The debate over
witnesses is still going on! The witness stipulation in Trump's trial is the same as it was in the Clinton trial... hear what they have, then decide
if the parties involved need to call witnesses.
Then today it all clicked into place. I heard at least three prominent Democrat leaders make the statement that if the Senate did not conduct a 'fair
trial with witnesses,' they were obstructing justice. Of course! That was the plan all along! Start an argument over witnesses, then claim that the
argument is indication of bias! After all, Trump will not be removed; it requires 67 Senators to vote for renewal, and the Democrats have 47 Senators.
They're not going to convince 20 Republicans to switch their votes, especially given the caliber of "evidence" that has been presented.
It never was about removing Trump. That was the cover. It was about using Senate support for Trump to re-take the Senate! If they can pull that off,
and keep the House in 2020, the Presidency doesn't matter... the Democrats can impeach and remove Trump then!
It's obvious to me that Parnas was being pressured the whole time. The NYSD was going to get someone to crack and spread dirt against Trump... it was
only a matter of time until they found someone slimy enough to lie through their teeth to save their hide. It happened to be Parnas.
In the meantime, there is
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said "there would be a special prosecutor appointed" if allegations Lev Parnas claimed about Attorney General
William Barr being involved with the effort to withhold aid from Ukraine were accurate.
So now she's going after Bill Barr. Why? We're right back to the Ukrainian problem. If Bill Barr is discredited, he won't be able to bring charges
against people, because he will be seen as covering his butt. Cover for any future allegations. After all, this plan could take time, and there's
still that problem with Zelensky investigating Burisma. A Special Prosecutor could run interference for that
All the pieces fit together. If the Senate doesn't accept the "evidence" that Schiff has thrown together as fact, the Republicans in the Senate
will be 'exposed' as corrupt by the Democrats, playing the role of "defender of the Constitution" for the public. It won't work; the Democrats
know that. It isn't supposed to change any votes! It's supposed to get the people to turn on their Republican Senators so the Democrats can take
control of the Senate in 2020.
I don't think it will work; I think support for a Special Prosecutor for Bill Barr will be sorely lacking among the people. I think the people are
smart enough to understand that "fair" does not mean "agreeing with Democrats." I think the House itself will turn bright red come November, and
the Senate will stay red as well. But at least now I know what these conniving little demons are up to.