So It Begins: Here’s How The Opening Salvos Of Impeachment Played Out

Written by Wes Walker on November 13, 2019

  • This time around didn’t have the high drama of a fictitious account of a phone call, but it DID have plenty of political posturing on both sides.

Schiff, being the guy with the gavel, kicked off this clown show.

Schiff began by outlining the problem as he sees it:

Ukraine, after being attacked by Russia in 2014, had a new leader arise on an anti-corruption platform. He was eager to win the favor of the American President, and Schiff believes, Trump exploited that eagerness for personal, political gain.

Schiff injected the word ‘debunked and discredited’ into every reference of the alleged Ukraine 2016 election interference that Politico reported on. And he inserted charged words like ‘scheme’ and ‘insidious’ into the narrative.

He also made broad assumptions about the President’s personal motives.

He then went into allegations about Trump’s assertions of Executive Privilege and made some statements about the balance of power in the separate branches.

Not surprisingly, he invoked their favorite quote of the Founders ‘a Republic, if you can keep it’.

Nunes opened with a reply. We are supposed to forget about years of Democrats on this very committee having ‘more than circumstances’ between Russia and president Trump, or reading the discredited Steele Dossier into the Congressional record, or requesting naked pictures of Trump from russian pranksters pretending to be Ukranian officials, or leaking a false story to CNN while he was still testifying to the Committee claiming that Don Trump Jr. had leaked to Wikileaks.

Carefully-orchestrated media smear campaign.

3 crucial questions:
1) What is the full extent of the Democrats’ prior coordination with the whistleblower, and who else did the whistleblower coordinate this effort with?
2) What is the full extent of Ukraine’s election meddling against the Trump campaign?
3) Why did Burisma hire Hunter Biden? What did he do for them? And did his position affect any US government actions under the Obama administration?

These questions will remain outstanding because the Republicans were denied the right to call witnesses that know these answers.

What we will witness today is a televised theatrical performance.

Here are a few initial responses on social media. The voices on the left are much as you would expect, sharpening their knives and waiting for his head on a plate.

Here’s what the other side thought: