After Democrats seized power in the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tapped Adam Schiff with the responsibility of destroying Donald Trump’s Presidency.
That effort culminated with the impeachment witch hunt.
Now in the wake of that humiliating defeat Adam Schiff had to tell Nancy Pelosi bad news. Here is why Trump is smiling.
During – as well as after – the impeachment trial, Democrats promised they would keep up their investigations to uncover the supposed “wrongdoing” committed by President Trump by allegedly withholding security aid to Ukraine to pressure their government to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden for corruption.
Adam Schiff and his fellow House Managers offered up this promise to try and convince Senate Republicans that they were on a true fact-finding mission and not a political witch hunt to overturn the results of the 2016 election.
Of course that was all a lie.
Once the Senate acquitted Donald Trump and the President’s poll numbers began to rise, Democrats lost all interest in investigations.
“There is nothing that Donald Trump can do that would cause [Senate Republicans] to convict him of high crimes and misdemeanors,” Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin told POLITICO in an interview. “So that has caused everybody in the House to take a deep breath and figure out what our next steps are.”
“That leaves us legislative and political answers,” Raskin added.
Some Democrats tried to spin giving up on impeachment not as a defeat, but as “mission accomplished.”
“I would argue that impeachment actually served its purpose. It highlighted for people what we’re dealing with here and what the stakes are,” Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly also told POLITICO. “I would say it set the table for people to take a good hard look at what I think impeachment helped to remind us of, what a threat that represents, and conveniently for us his behavior subsequently has only made our case for us.”
But during the impeachment witch hunt, Democrats claimed it was vital the Senate call former National Security Advisor John Bolton as a witness.
Schiff and his cronies argued that Bolton possessed firsthand knowledge of the President’s corrupt dealings with Ukraine.
But Democrats haven’t lifted a finger to issue a subpoena to compel Bolton’s testimony.
Nor has Schiff scheduled new hearings to continue the witch hunt.
House Intelligence Committee Spokesman Patrick Boland tried to claim Schiff and the rest of the Intelligence Committee were conducting their investigations in secret.
“While we won’t specifically comment on any ongoing or new investigations that have not been publicly announced, the committee is continuing to pursue a number of investigations, along with the committee’s important oversight work focused on ensuring that our intelligence community is protecting the nation and our upcoming elections are free and fair,” Boland explained.
But there was no amount of spin that could obscure the fact that the Democrats’ investigations were purely partisan witch hunts that they dropped the moment the polls turned against them.
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