If prosecutors fabricated evidence against a defendant and denied the accused access to exculpatory evidence… would you ever trust those prosecutors again?
Better yet, if you were a juror who had voted to convict but later learned you had been lied to, would you publicly renounce your vote to convict him?
That’s the sort of question the GOP should be asking of the ‘principled’ NeverTrump Rinos who not only voted to impeach Trump, but who continue to denounce, deride, and (in some cases) pursue an ‘investigation’ into his activities that looks far more like a Stalinist Showtrial against political enemies than it does an exercise in justifiable Congressional oversight.
And now, the foundation stones of not one, but both impeachment efforts have been discredited.
The predicate for the second Trump impeachment was the first to collapse. If you remember the charging document, Nadler and company built it around a single allegation, that of the leaked recording of an ‘improper’ phone call with Gerogia’s AG.
Long after the Damage was done, WaPo issued a correction. Democracy Dies In Darkness: WaPo Issues Correction TWO MONTHS After Publishing Fake Trump Quotes Cited By Other Media Outlets
From that ClashDaily article:
Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigator to “find the fraud” or say she would be “a national hero” if she did so. Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find “dishonesty” there. He also told her that she had “the most important job in the country right now.” A story about the recording can be found here. The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump.
…The “find the fraud” quote was cited in the second Articles of Impeachment against President Trump in January 2021.
Now, we are finally finding out that the foundation of the FIRST impeachment was even more corrupt than the second one if you can fathom it.
Previously unreleased 2016 emails proved that some of the same people who testified against Trump in Impeachment 1.0 had direct knowledge of Hunter’s role with Burisma being a problem, especially with respect to America’s role in supposedly taking a strong stand against corruption.
The email, obtained by Just the News, was written on Nov. 22, 2016 by former U.S. embassy official George Kent, one of the Democrats’ star witnesses in their first effort to impeach former President Donald Trump.
It was classified “confidential,” the lowest level of secrecy, by then-U.S. Ambassador to Kiev Marie Yovanovitch, another of the Democrats’ impeachment witnesses, and was not produced as evidence to House lawmakers during impeachment. Contrary to federal law, the State Department failed to acknowledge the existence of the document to the court or to Just the News in its multiple Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the State Department seeking records on Hunter and Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.
…Kent even relayed to higher-ups that he had confirmed with Ukrainian prosecutors that Burisma officials had paid a $7 million “bribe” to make one of the cases against the company disappear. The bribe was allegedly paid at a time when Hunter Biden was serving on the Burisma board, a job that landed his firm more than $3 million from the Ukrainian energy company.
Kent explained to the officials in Washington that Burisma’s long reputation for alleged corruption and anecdotes like the bribe were one of the main reasons Hunter Biden’s affiliation with the company proved harmful to U.S. efforts to fight Ukrainian corruption.
“Ukrainians heard one message from us,” Kent wrote, “and then saw another set of behavior, with the [BIden] family association with a known corrupt figure whose company was known for not playing by the rules in the oil/gas sector.” — JustTheNews
A bribe, huh? While the son of the Vice President was on the board, and the VP himself (now President) bragged about making foreign support contingent on firing the guy investigating that corruption? That’s what you might call a ‘quid pro quo’, Joe.
Not only was Trump vindicated in asking Ukraine’s President about corruption relating to US involvement in Burisma, but Trump’s accusers have also been demonstrated to be corrupt in the allegations they made against the President.
Trump, as a US citizen, was entitled to a fair trial just like any of the rest of us. But he never got one.
It’s past time for the RINOs who pretended to stand on principle to apologize.
In Impeachment 1.0, Mitt Romney voted to impeach Trump for ‘abuse of power’. If the corruption Trump was asking about was actually KNOWN to exist even among Trump’s accusors, inquiring about that corruption could hardly be called an ‘abuse of power’.
In Impeachment 2.0, the pro-impeachment RINOs were…
Rep. Liz Cheney
Rep. Tom Rice
Rep. Dan Newhouse
Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez
Rep. Fred Upton
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler
Rep. Peter Meijer
Rep. John Katko
Rep. David Valadao
Senator Richard Burr
Senator Bill Cassidy
Senator Susan Collins
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Senator Mitt Romney
Senator Ben Sasse
Senator Pat Toomey
Several of them are active participants in the Jan 6 investigation, which has already been running roughshod over the rights of private citizens and has been caught red-handed fabricating evidence against Republicans — just like many of the same players did in the two impeachments… especially Adam Schiff.
They are not only fishing for private emails, they are deliberately misrepresenting what they find in there to make them appear more incriminating.
It’s time for the Republicans who have been lending credibility to this committee — a committee whose members have proven themselves to have no regard for either the rule of law or the rights of the accused — to give answer to the public.
Why have they chosen to uphold both a process and players who have been shown to be shady, rather than their oath to uphold the Constitution?
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