Adam Schiff losing the impeachment hoax was just the first round of a long fight.
Schiff never gave up hope of eventually removing the President through another fake scandal.
But when all was said and done, Adam Schiff hung his head in shame. This is the defeat that broke him.
For months, a key legal battle snaked its way through the federal court system.
Democrats subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress about what he told Robert Mueller and his Democrat prosecutors as part of the Russia witch hunt.
President Trump claimed executive privilege and asserted the authority to block McGahn from testifying.
McGahn realized he had two contradictory orders – subpoena compelling testimony and executive privilege – and realized that a court must sort out the constitutional issues involved.
The House agreed and sued.
This issue weighed heavily during the impeachment witch hunt as Democrats charged Donald Trump with obstructing Congress by asserting executive privilege on all documents and witness requests.
Legal scholars such as George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley blasted the Democrats for impeaching President Trump for claiming a privilege that every President dating back to George Washington asserted.
Critics also contended that Democrats jumped the gun on this article of impeachment by not waiting as the court battle of McGahn’s testimony worked its way toward a conclusion.
When the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals finally handed down their decision Donald Trump was completely vindicated.
By a two to one vote, the Court ruled in favor of Donald Trump and said McGahn did not have to honor the Democrats’ subpoena.
The court accepted the Trump administration’s argument that the court had no role in settling this dispute between the legislative and executive branches.
“The absence of a judicial remedy doesn’t render Congress powerless. Instead, the Constitution gives Congress a series of political tools to bring the Executive Branch to heel,” Judge Thomas Griffith wrote.
Judge Griffith argued that Congress could deny funding, block any votes on nominees or even impeach the President in order to force the executive to comply with a subpoena.
“Congress (or one of its chambers) may hold officers in contempt, withhold appropriations, refuse to confirm the President’s nominees, harness public opinion, delay or derail the President’s legislative agenda, or impeach recalcitrant officers.”
“And Congress can wield these political weapons without dragging judges into the fray,” Judge Griffith added.
This decision was a dagger through the heart of the hopes of Schiff and other Democrats that clung to the belief they could impeach the President a second time.
Democrats like Schiff hoped to subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify about the Ukraine affair and fill in the blanks about Bolton’s knowledge of the President ordering a quid pro quo.
But Bolton was waiting for this case to be decided.
And now that the court ruled in the President’s favor, it is unlikely Bolton would honor any subpoena.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.