Opinion| Mark Sidney| For years Lawrence David has been calling the cabal which controls the levers of power within our federal government ‘the Uniparty.’
Well, according to the exclusive interview that Senator Rand Paul, son of icon, Ron Paul, gave to Jim Hoft’s, The Gateway Pundit, this week, Lawrence may be on to something.
For some time now I have been suggesting that Trump should be welcoming of a lengthy trial in the Senate, as I believed that it would afford him the opportunity to bring into the light, all the the corruption that he has been fighting, and the corruption that has sought to overturn the results of the 2016 Presidential election.
My opinion was predicated upon a simple concept: there are enough honest Republicans in the Senate to ensure that the process is fair and the deck would not be stacked against Trump.
After reading this interview with Senator Paul, I am not so sure that this is even the case.
According to the Gateway Pundit: ‘Senator Rand Paul warned his colleagues who plan to let the Democrats choose witnesses that they will lose their reelections.
Senator Paul, who has seemingly been leading the charge to defend the president during this process, also explained that he would vote for Rep. Adam Schiff and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to have to testify, especially since Schiff has a staff member who is friends with the whistleblower — potentially making him a material witness.
Additionally, Sen. Paul stated that he wants the impeachment process to be over as soon as possible, but that if the Democrats are allowed to call witnesses, President Trump must be afforded the same right.
When asked if any other Republicans have been supportive of Sen. Paul’s assertion that he wants to call in the whistleblower and Hunter Biden to testify, he asserted that there are a lot of people who do, but that they have been quiet.’
“There’s a lot of people who are quiet, so I’ve been kind of loud,”
“My goal in this is to be done with the impeachment as soon as possible, and probably the best way to do that is actually no witnesses — but, if we’re going to have witnesses we should have witnesses from both sides.’ the iconic Senator told TGWP.
As the interview went on Paul warned his fellow Republican Senators not to make the mistake of letting the Democrats control the process, or those Senators would likely regret it come election time, and I have to say, I agree with him 100%
“What I keep trying to convince my colleagues, particularly the ones that might vote to allow the witnesses that the Democrats want to call, is that if they do that and they don’t vote to allow the president to bring his witnesses in, I think the Republican base and Trump supporters are going to be very very unhappy with them. I think it will have electoral consequences — which is sort of my way of saying that maybe they should reconsider having any witnesses at all,” Sen. Paul said. “My hope is some will reconsider and we will just be done with one vote.”
I can tell you right now, if GOP Senators let the Dems turn the trial in the Senate into a Stalinesque **** show, just like Schiff ran in the House, I will personally do all I can to ensure not a single GOP Senator who allowed this to happen ever serves in government again.
TGWP went on to explain: ‘Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that each witness will have to be approved by a majority of 51 senators — something unlikely to work in Trump’s favor. This had lead to Sen. Paul raising an alarm that only those who hate the president will obtain the necessary majority vote.
Sen. Paul explained that if there does end up being a vote for each individual witness, which could potentially be dozens, he believes that only the ones who are antagonistic to the president will get through. This means that “Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and the whistleblower may not pass a majority vote.” He said that if this is how witnesses are decided, the senate will end up with a situation like the House did — a lopsided witness list that would be mostly people hostile to the president.’
The Democrats are making a huge miscalculation if they think the American people are just going to sit back and watch our President get railroaded like this.
The Constitution guarantees Americans the right to face their accuser:
If Trump’s accuser, the so called ‘whistleblower’ does not testify, this would be a violation of Trump’s Constitutional rights, and I predict that this would go down in history as the moment our Republic turned banana.
When asked if he had any other specific witnesses in mind that he was looking to hear, besides Hunter Biden and the whistleblower, Sen. Paul said that
The Gateway Pundit asked the Senator if he was thinking of anyone else that Trump should call to testify in addition to the Biden crime family and the button man … err, ‘whistleblower’, and Paul said: “if they end up approving witnesses like Bolton, who I think are harmful, I will insist on a motion that says the president should get to call all witnesses that he or his team deem to be necessary to his defense.”
“I don’t want to limit it, I’m not his lawyer, I don’t want to tell him who he has to call — I’m just going to say anyone. ‘Anyone’ includes people he has mentioned, like Hunter Biden and Joe Biden,”
Senator Paul explained why Biden’s alleged corruption is material to the case against Trump:
“The evidence should be presented for their corruption. I think the evidence is pretty damning. The mainstream media just passes over that and says ‘oh well, it’s already been decided there’s no corruption and nothing to see here’, but in reality, most Americans hear that some politician’s son was being paid $50,000 a month and they smell corruption from a mile away.”
“I also think the whistleblower should come in, and the main reason for that is he worked for President Obama, he worked for Joe Biden, he was there when Hunter Biden was receiving this money. My understanding is some of Biden’s aides told him at the time that it was a conflict of interest and he shouldn’t be letting his son do this. The whistleblower ought to be asked ‘what was your opinion then?’”
Paul went on “it might well turn out that the whistleblower had an axe to grind with President Trump, but seemed to look the other way when it was Hunter Biden and this conflict of interest happening right before his very eyes. I think that would be an important piece of testimony with regard to his motivations.”
Pau has been a vocal proponent of forcing the identity of the ‘anonymous’ ‘whistleblower’s’ identity into the spotlight. The media tried to eat Rand alive for that.
“As you know, people kind of squawked when I said the whistleblower should come forward, so you can see how that may or may not get a majority of people to vote for it,” Sen. Paul stated. “If they aren’t going to let the president call who he wants, then we shouldn’t have any witnesses,”
When asked if he would support Trump calling both Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Rep. Adam Schiff to testify, Senator Paul told the Gateway Pundit that he would support the President.
“I want the president to call whoever he wants, now, whether there will be a majority of people who will vote for that, I don’t know. I’ll vote for that,” Sen. Paul said.
TGWP explained: ‘Sen. Paul also noted that Rep. Schiff could be a material witness because one of his staffers is friends with the whistleblower and in the same social circle. Schiff has two aides who worked with the whistleblower at the White House.’
The Washington Examiner reported in October that “Abigail Grace, who worked at the NSC until 2018, was hired in February, while Sean Misko, an NSC aide until 2017, joined Schiff’s committee staff in August, the same month the whistleblower submitted his complaint.”
“Schiff made himself sort of a material witness in the sense that there were reports that one of his staff members is friends with the whistleblower and there was some discussion leading up to this. It’s almost as if this was a planned cabal between Schiff’s staff and this whistleblower,” The Senator stated.
“So, yeah, Schiff should be asked about that and his staff should be asked about that, to tell you the truth. They should be asked what kind of communication they had with the whistleblower, when they started, if they have any text messages between themselves and the whistleblower. Maybe their texts look like Peter Strzok’s messages to Lisa Page,” Sen. Paul laughed. “That would be interesting to know, if there was that degree of animus towards the president. Also, the whistleblower, who knows, he’s in government employment — has he been going back and forth with all his colleagues talking about bringing the president down? His lawyer has. He tweeted one week after President Trump was sworn in that ‘now is the time for a coup.’”
It sure sounds like the trial in the Senate is not going to be as clear cut a win for transparency and the exposing of corruption that I thought it was going to be. The GOP needs to get their act together and stopping rolling over and showing the socialists their bellies. If we want to save this Republic and the rule of law, THIS trial is the line in the sand.
Each member of the Senate needs to ask themselves: which side of history will you be remembered for halving been on?
You can read the entire interview at TheGatewayPundit.com