The Democrat-run Congressional Judiciary Committee couldn’t agree on what the purpose of their presidential impeachment hearing actually was last week. They were confused.
Was it an impeachment investigation? If so, they wanted all the Robert Mueller secret grand jury material.
Not so fast, Department of Justice lawyers responded. “The committee’s own description of its investigation makes it clear that it is too far removed from any potential judicial proceeding to qualify.”
Republicans on the committee argued that if the committee was meeting to recommend impeachment of the president, they should refer the matter to the House. Instead, mealy-mouthed Chairman Jerrold Nadler described an impeachment inquiry as “when you consider only impeachment. That’s not what we’re doing.”
Nadler petulantly closed down the discussion by refusing to hear any more arguments on what the committee was actually doing.
Meanwhile, President Trump noted that the “House Judiciary has given up on the Mueller Report, sadly for them after two years and $40,000,000 spent-ZERO COLLUSION, ZERO OBSTRUCTION.”
Having played a hapless Wily Coyote to Trump’s Road Runner thus far, the Democrats have yet to fully reap what they sowed in their dishonorable quest to take down a duly elected president. Democrat DOJ partisan and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is facing indictment for misleading investigators and lying under oath about his pro-Clinton activities.
Next up will likely be James Comey, McCabe’s former boss, who falsely verified a FISA application allowing the FBI to spy on President Trump’s campaign.
So, as the Democrats’ impeachment effort has stalled, like hunting dogs responding to a shout of “squirrel!” they jumped on another nasty fake news story. This time they used the New York Times inadequate reporting and misleading article to rush to judgement on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Times latest piece was adapted from an upcoming book that featured “new information” alleging new allegations against Kavanaugh for sexual misconduct during a drunken dorm party.
The Democrat presidential hopefuls jumped on this new revelation like Rachel Maddow on steroids. Based on another un-investigated allegation, they lined up to call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment:
Senator Kamala Harris: “Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He must be impeached.” (Really? You’re a former criminal prosecutor, Kamala. What’s your proof?)
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke: “We know he lied under oath. He should be impeached.” (Beto also “knows” that he could carry Texas if he ran for president—except, he lost that argument with Ted Cruz last year.)
Senator Elizabeth Warren: “Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.”
The only thing “disturbing” thing about the newest revelations was the total lack of journalistic integrity on the part of the New York Times. The original story omitted some important—and well-known—facts:
* The story left out a significant detail: Several friends of the alleged victim stated that she did not recall the alleged sexual assault at all. Moreover, the alleged victim refused to be interviewed and has never made any comment about the alleged episode.
* The only “firsthand” statement concerning the alleged incident came from a Clinton-connected lawyer, Max Stier, who claimed to have witnessed Kavanaugh placing his penis in the victim’s hand at one of the Yale “naked sex” parties. (If anyone knows sexual misbehavior when they see it, it would be a close friend of Bill Clinton.)
No other witnesses have come forward, and friends of the victim say that she does not recall the incident.
The New York Times was forced to walk back the article by adding the omitted details. In fact, the journalism was so tacky, even the Trump-hating Washington Post passed on the story. When you cannot independently corroborate an allegation, and key figures say it didn’t happen, you move on.
The Times however, was particularly disingenuous in its admission of bias disguised as an honest mistake. The Post had all the facts back in 2018. So did the Times. One ingredient of bias news reporting, in addition to distortion, is omission. The New York Times, CNN, and the network news people want the public to come to biased conclusions by leaving out key facts.
Again, it didn’t take long for dopey Democrats to come to the conclusions they couldn’t sell during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. They are lying when they clamor for impeachment. They know they have neither the public support nor votes in the Senate.
Just as in the case of their bogus impeachment “inquiry” on President Trump, they need to keep their base energized. It’s all about whom they hate, rather than the country they should serve and love.