Why bother holding congressional hearings?
The intended purpose of a Congressional hearing is to hear testimony which informs the members of Congress about subjects related to legislation. It is not a court of law, and there are no evidentiary standards. If you are sworn, and many witnesses like Al Gore (testifying about Global Warming) are not sworn, you can be charged with perjury or held in contempt of Congress. A meaningless gesture if you think about what happened to potential presidential candidate and former Attorney General Eric Holder or other like James Comey and James Clapper who have lied to Congress. Congress cannot directly charge you with a crime or indict you as they are limited to passing along a criminal referral to the Department of Justice. And, due to the imposed rules on time, there is barely enough time to ask substantive questions and receive substantive answers.
So what is so crucial about hearing former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testify?
RACISM AND POLITICAL THEATRE
Is it worth the time, money, and effort to hear a proven liar accuse Donald Trump, without proof or evidence of any kind, of being a racist or having used the N-word sometimes in the past 50 or so years? It is for the progressive socialist democrats whose political calculus is based on identity politics and the necessity to capture a majority of certain minority constituent communities to win an election.
With Trump’s economic policies yielding historical employment growth for Blacks, Hispanics, and others – the prime objective of the Democrats on the panel is to paint President Trump as a racist to curtail Trump’s inroads into the minority communities prior to the 2020 election, and secondarily to capture the news cycle when President Trump may be on the verge of a historical anti-nuclear agreement with our nemesis North Korea.
If this hearing was an honest attempt to determine if Trump or any of his associated “colluded” (which is not a crime) with Russia or is a covert agent of Moscow, one wonders why Hillary Clinton is not testifying about paying a series of cut-outs to gather and use Russian intelligence from known Russian agents to pursue a bogus dossier and interfere with a presidential election?
It should come as no surprise that this hearing was orchestrated by a long-time Clinton operative, Lanny Davis…
House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH) delivered a fiery speech Wednesday, charging that “Clinton operative” Lanny Davis orchestrated the House Oversight hearing with Michael Cohen to push the Donald Trump impeachment narrative.
The Ohio representative said that this was likely the first time a “convicted perjurer” as well as a “fraudster, cheat, and convicted felon” was the “star witness” in a hearing.
“We’re supposed to pursue the truth, but you have stacked the deck against the truth, we’re only allowed to ask certain questions, even with that amendment you told us about,” Jordan added.
Jordan then said that Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) limited the questions that members can ask Cohen, in which they cannot ask about Robert Mueller’s special counsel or the alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.
“You said we could not talk about special counsel, we can’t talk about the southern district of New York, can’t ask questions about Russia, nope,” Rep. Jordan said. “The only subject we can talk about are ones you think are going to be harmful to the President of the United States.” <Source>
The real perpetrators, racists, cons, and thieves that are destroying our nation…
Can you spot the worst offenders and the feckless Republicans?
How is it possible that the media ignored real world events like India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, might be on the brink of war over a skirmish over Kashmir which left one downed Indian fighter jet and a captured Indian pilot or President Donald Trump negotiating disarmament with a hostile and nuclearized North Korea to spend an overwhelming amount of time on a dog-and-pony show orchestrated by Clintonistas and the progressive socialist democrats in the House of Representatives?
And, then people wonder why the media appears to be trapped in a death spiral when the need to fill 24/7 time slots allows almost anyone with a title and an opinion to opine on things they know little or nothing about. Hence they need the bloody and bizarre to capture an audience and a never-ending series of "Breaking News" bulletins for manufactured stories that are anything but news.
Another example of a dishonest Democrat-biased progressive media.
The one thing that I find amusing is that a hearing reveals the real character and ignorance of some of the participants. Asking long, convoluted questions that were staff-written and they barely understand well enough to ask a pertinent follow-up question before moving on to the next question. Sometimes the result is tragically comical.
And while this dog-and-pony show was capturing the media’s attention, the House of Representatives further eroded the Second Amendment by passing House Resolution H.R. 8 that demands a federal background check for all gun sales, gifts, and transfers, including those at gun shows, online purchases, or simply passing them to a relative. Effectively you are either “registered” or you are a felon – with no leniency or tolerance for errors. A slippery slope which is sure to lead to a national database that will allow gun confiscation for certain pre-crime activities, spousal abuse, etc. Of course, criminals, crazies, and terrorists, both foreign and domestic, do not purchase guns – they steal them or purchase them on the black market. These are people that do not respect nor obey the law. So once again, Congress is attempting to punish law-abiding Americans while releasing adjudicated criminals back into our communities. Crazy-making with the purpose of magnifying the threat to ordinary citizens so they will raise a hue and cry for a larger and more powerful government presence to protect them. The one high spot was that the Republicans got their amendment to notify ICE when illegal aliens attempt to purchase guns included in the final House version of the bill.
Consider carefully the words of Benjamin Franklin, “ Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
We are so screwed when Congressional clowns spew forth their racism and political nonsense.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell