Analysis, Opinion and Speculation By Elder Patriot – Sadly, after going all in on creating a reason to impeach Donald Trump and failing, Democrat leadership has been left with only one option, keep alive the impression that the president is a scurrilous figure unfit for high office.
For House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nader (D-NY), is acting is a truly unsettling manner, continuing to chase a prosecution, seemingly in search of evidence.
In a country where probable cause is required prior to the opening of an investigation, literally, nothing is more un-American than opening a witch-hunt into a U.S. citizen without evidence.
That hasn’t deterred Nadler, the New York congressman, from subpoenaing virtually every document, business associate, and Trump employee in hopes of finding something with which to impune President Trump.
Imagine how such unbridled abuse of our system of justice could be used to keep you in line.
Even worse, is manufacturing a crime with which to charge an innocent person, something that evidence heavily suggests former FBI Director James Comey was guilty of doing.
Yesterday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz appeared before the House Oversight Committee. The Office of Inspector General is every bit as venerated as the Office of Special Counsel but is afforded a narrower scope of investigative tools:
“The OIG investigates alleged violations of criminal and civil laws by DOJ employees…”
Under questioning from Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) and Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), IG Horowitz, an Obama appointee, said that he had made criminal referrals to the DOJ for both Comey and his deputy director Andrew McCabe.
Under questioning from Rep. Steube, the IG said that both Comey and McCabe were referred for the same overarching issue: the leaking of FBI material to the media.
The leaking of false but incriminating information was at the heart of both, the four allegedly fraudulent FISA applications, and the appointment of the special counsel that were seemingly intended to entrap Donald Trump.
Rep. Jim Jordan picked up from there and asked Mr. Horowitz which committee chairmen (all Democrats) had contacted him to ask for his testimony. Horowitz responded that neither Chairman Nadler nor Chairman Cummings has asked for his testimony.
What was Nadler’s committee doing while the IG was testifying elsewhere? He was running a clown show down the hall and getting eviscerated by former Trump campaign manager Cory Lewandowski in the process.
Nadler’s plan to divert attention from Horowitz’s testimony by lynching Lewandowski turned into a massive fail when the former Trump aide owned Democrats on the committee.
Vice: By late afternoon, the event felt more like an unorthodox campaign stop in Lewandowski’s looming run for Senate in New Hampshire than the beginning of the end of Trump’s presidency.
Never Trumper Rick Wilson: The hearing was a political test, and the House Democrats failed it.
TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME
Corey Lewandowski to Sheila Jackson Lee:
"Could you repeat the question? I didn't hear it. Just a rant."
The Dems did nothing but cry & complain about Pres@realDonaldTrump
YOU CANT IMPEACH TRUMP FOR BEING A WINNER!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) September 17, 2019
It’s become clear that Nadler is desperate to hide the Inspector General’s findings while at the same time he continues calling for the partisan Mueller Report to be released without redactions of grand jury materials – something every first-year law student knows is a clear violation of the law.
There’s an old saying from Carl Sandburg that goes like this:
“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.”
Nadler, and his band of Trump Derangement Syndrome afflicted Democrats, seemingly intent on defending their apparently indefensible corruption of the Obama years, the exposure of which appears to be weeks away from receiving a public airing, are looking more and more like fools with every hearing he holds, at least from where I sit.