Before, during and after President Trump’s election, Democrats have been desperately trying to find a way to remove him. After repeating a lie of Russian collusion that proved to be fruitless, they have turned to second hand information, which is called hearsay, as evidence to start an impeachment inquiry. You can’t even use hearsay to get a parking ticket; much less impeach a president? That didn’t matter to Democrats. They had started the impeachment inquiry before they read the transcript or done any investigation to verify any information. Democrat Congressman Al Green had stated, “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.” There is the Democrat’s motive to go after Trump at all costs.
Here are some facts the American people need to see.
Someone in the intelligence community changed the rules for whistleblowers just before the whistleblower came forward. (Deep State) Prior to the rule change, whistleblowers had to have firsthand knowledge of the conversation since gossip, rumors, and hearsay is inadmissible. This whistleblower did not hear the conversation and the allegations did not match the actual transcript which Trump released.
The whistle blower’s allegations accused Trump of pressuring Ukraine to investigate the Biden’s, with Democrats arguing military aid was held up as part of that effort.
Trump had held up military aid prior to talking to Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky and expressed concern about corruption from the previous administration; but military aid was never discussed and Zelensky acknowledged previous corruption and was the first to bring up Trump’s attorney, Rudy Guiliani, who was gathering information of corruption in his opposition research on Joe Biden.
Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, had sat on a board of a natural gas firm called Burisma Holdings, getting paid $50-84,000 per month while having no experience of natural gas. So then, what was he being paid for? It was alleged Hunter’s presence and alleged payment of $3 million to Hunter was part of an “access influence” scandal, which caught the eye of Ukrainian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin to investigate Hunter.
Joe Biden, as vice-president, demanded the firing of the prosecutor or the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in aid to the Ukraine. Biden recanted and bragged about the firing stating, “I said ‘you’re not getting the billion’” to former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Biden continued, “’I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.’ I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b---h, he got fired.’”
Trump responded back to Zelensky that he hoped he was going to “look into” this. Zelensky later stated there was “no pressure” and later reaffirmed, “Nobody pushed me.” There was no discussion in the transcript of military aid being held up or being used as leverage to seek assistance on Biden.
Trump insisted he wanted to make sure the country was weeding out corruption before providing the funds and the New York Times had to admit the Ukrainians were unaware the money was frozen in the first place since the money was released.
It was later revealed that Attorney General Bill Barr had asked Trump to make introductions to foreign countries that might have pertinent information for US Attorney John Durham’s investigation of misconduct by the intelligence community, improper surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign, as well as whether Democrats were the ones who’d improperly colluded with foreign actors which prompted the Mueller Investigation.
This may also explain Trump inquiry of “Crowdstrike”, a cyber security company believed to be linked to Ukraine that investigated the hacked DNC server, which the DNC refused to provide any information to the FBI. Makes you wonder, “What were the Democrats hiding?”
Trump was well within his right to ask a foreign leader to look into crimes. An individual like Joe Biden does not become immune from prosecution just because he is running for president.
Democrats have no crime, which is why Congressman Adam Schiff made a fool of himself reading the transcript out of context in a way for everyone to believe that Trump was guilty. What crime was violated? Nancy Pelosi still cannot cite one section of the United States code where anything done by Trump was illegal.
The Democrats want to impeach Trump for trying to expose a crime and then elect the person who committed the crime.
This impeachment inquiry is a coup attempt by Democrats to take out a duly elected president and smear him with lies in an effort to destroy his chances of being reelected. That in itself should have every American concerned regardless if you voted for Trump or not.
Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere” and can be emailed at email@example.com