- Dec 31, 2007
Spinner is spot on, Dems never dreamed the Prez would release it thereby blowing up their carefully laid plans. The "whistleblower" is totally compromised bc he worked with Schiff's staff before filing the complaint, totally based on hearsay, with his department's IG. Why do you think the Dems are now trying to keep him from testifying? .
Why is it so difficult to realize that the whistleblowers entire existence is totally irrelevant as has been suggested in another post in this thread? Why do we need to question the informant of a crime? Ever? Why would it matter that he met with Schiff? Why would it matter if he was Schiff’s partner? Everything material that he/she stated has been independently corroborated. So why do we need to know anything about him/her or what he/she did? Please help me understand his/her continued relevance. Do we question an informant on a crook whose information has led to the crook’s arrest and conviction? The answer is no. This questioning about the whistleblower is merely a red herring designed to take the focus off Trumpf. Nothing more. It no longer has any relevance to the investigation. None. Nada. Zilch.
As to the “Transcript,” both you and Spinner are wrong. Dead wrong. The summary/transcript taken along with the other facts that have been irrefutably established constitute an absolute admission of wrongdoing.
In the words of Trumpfians, “Read the the transcript.” It is incredible to me that anyone who read the transcript and listened to the Impeachment Hearing could conclude other than that Trumpf illegally withheld a meeting with the White House and withheld congressionally appropriated funds from Ukraine subject to the condition that Ukraine announce an investigation into the Bidens, such investigation being for the sole purpose of his personal political gain and at the expense of our national security. This is a fact. And it is very wrong and should be troubling to everyone, especially those appreciate the importance of Ukraine as a budding frontline democracy engaged in a hot war in which 14,000-15,000 Ukrainian lives have already been lost.
If the release of the transcript surprised the Dems, the surprise was at the unfathomable ignorance of Trumpf who really had no clue as to what he was releasing and did so at the objection of his advisers. In point of fact, he was releasing a confession to a crime.
To question the Dems or the investigation is equally wrong. They are carrying out their constitutional mandate of oversight. They are doing what we elected them to do. In a recent poll, 50% of Americans were in favor of impeachment and removal of Trumpf from office. Yet at the same point in the Clinton investigation, only 29% of Americans were in favor of his impeachment. This speaks volumes. The impeachment process may be inconvenient, but it is absolutely necessary.
You may be wary of the process, but before you decide to throw our democratic system of checks and balances under the bus, I commend for your reading pleasure Federalist No. 51, The Structure of Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks And Balances and Federalist No. 52-53, The House of Representatives, all written by James Madison. You can probably find both online.