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NANCY PELOSI CONTINUES THE IMPEACHMENT CHARADE

This is Kabuki theater … the House of Representatives has not voted on a measure to commence formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump. Nor are they likely to take such a vote and put themselves in political peril. Pelosi’s instructions to the six committees are not the beginning of an impeachment proceeding, but illegal use of the taxpayer funds to perform opposition research on a presidential candidate in the 2020 presidential election. Nothing about the Nadler proceeding has changed and at the very least, Nancy Pelosi should be censured and removed from her Speakership.

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Pelosi, in her own words… 

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Pelosi Remarks Announcing Impeachment Inquiry
September 24, 2019

Speaker Pelosi.  Good afternoon.  Last Tuesday, we observed the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on September 17.  

[OCS: I find it ironic that a progressive socialist democrat would mention the Constitution since the Democrats have been associated with such grievous violations of the Constitution and federal law in the past few years –exhibiting a pattern and practice of criminality which has yet to be fully addressed by the appropriate authorities.]

Sadly, on that day, the Intelligence Community Inspector General formally notified the Congress that the Administration was forbidding him from turning over a whistleblower complaint.  On Constitution Day.  This is a violation of law.

[OCS: To be a credible complaint, the complainant should have first hand knowledge and evidence of wrongdoing. From news reports, the so-called whistleblower is represented by attorneys with deep ties to the Democrat Party and specifically to Hillary Clinton and Senator Chuck Schumer. And, from those same news reports, this individual does not have first hand knowledge of the allegations and is a third-party recipient of hearsay.] 

Shortly thereafter, press reports began to break of a phone call by the President of the United States calling upon a foreign power to intervene in his election.  This is a breach of his constitutional responsibilities.

[OCS: If anything, the President requested that aforeign power investigate an illegal act by former Vice President Joe Biden who bragged on camera that he withheld a billion-dollar loan guarantee until a top-level prosecutor who was investigating a company for whom Hunter Biden worked was fired. And, just before the prosecutor was to call Hunter Biden to testify. Hunter Biden, who had no expertise in company matters, was paid millions in a circuitous route for unknown services.]

The facts are these: the Intelligence Community Inspector General, who was appointed by President Trump, determined that the complaint is both of ‘urgent concern and credible,’ and its disclosure, he went on to say, that it ‘relates to one of the most significant and important of the Director of National Intelligence’s responsibilities to the American people.’

On Thursday, the Inspector General testified before the House Intelligence Committee, stating that the Acting Director of National Intelligence blocked him from disclosing the whistleblower complaint.  This is a violation of the law.

[OCS: There appears to be a major issue of law at play. When does an unsubstantiated third-party allegation of wrongdoing supersede the separation of powers and the sanctity of the President’s conversations with a foreign leader?

In a display of hypocrisy, there was no similar demand for the disclosure of private conversations between former President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin after Obama told the previous Russian President that ‘This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.” This was in regard to a nuclear agreement.]

The law is unequivocal.  The DNI, it says, the Director of National Intelligence ‘shall’ provide Congress the full whistleblower complaint.

For more than 25 years, I have served on the Intelligence Committee – as a Member, as the Ranking Member, as part of the Gang of 4 even before I was in the Leadership.

[OCS: Notice that Pelosi uses the “gang of” language of the Chinese Communists and the matter of having a Chinese spy on her staff for 20 years has never been investigated. Especially since the spy was retired with a government pension and not prosecuted.]

I was there when we created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  That did not exist before 2004.

I was there ever earlier in 90’s when we wrote the whistleblower laws and continue to write them, to improve them to ensure the security of our intelligence and the safety of our whistleblowers.

I know what their purpose was, and we proceeded with balance and caution as we wrote the laws.  I can say with authority, that the Trump Administration’s actions undermine both: our national security and our intelligence and our protections of whistleblowers – more than both.

This Thursday, the Acting DNI will appear before the House Intelligence Committee.

At that time, he must turn over the whistleblower’s full complaint to the Committee.  He will have to choose whether to break the law or honor his responsibility to the Constitution. 

On the final day of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when our Constitution was adopted, Americans gathered on the steps of Independence Hall to await the news of the government our Founders had crafted.

They asked Benjamin Franklin, ‘What do we have: a republic or a monarchy?’  Franklin replied: ‘A republic, if you can keep it.’

Our responsibility is to keep it.

Our republic endures because of the wisdom of our Constitution, enshrined in three co-equal branches of government, serving as checks and balances on each other.

The actions taken to date by the President have seriously violated the Constitution – especially when the President says, ‘Article II says, I can do whatever I want.’

For the past several months, we have been investigating in our Committees and litigating in the courts, so the House can gather ‘all the relevant facts and consider whether to exercise its full Article I powers, including a constitutional power of the utmost gravity — approval of articles of impeachment.’

And this week, the President has admitted to asking the President of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically.  The action of – the actions of the Trump Presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.

[OCS: Funny, nobody said anything about Democrat Teddy Kennedy sending his friend John Tunney to Russia to ask its leadership for assistance in defeating Ronald Reagan. To ask a foreign leader to participate in an investigation of criminality is not a betrayal of anything.]

Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.  I am directing our six Committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.

[OCS: You will notice that she did not request a formal vote of the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings – only providing legitimacy for the committee to continue to compile opposition research for the 2020 presidential election. If any individual should be charged with interfering in a presidential election, it is Pelosi, her associates, and the Committee Chairs.]

The President must be held accountable.  No one is above the law.

[OCS: Ironic since Democrat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does appear to be above the law – and in the face of serious multiple felonious crimes. Likewise certain top-level Obama officials and even former President Barack Hussein Obama.]

Getting back to our Founders – in the darkest days of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine wrote: ‘The times have found us.’  The times found them to fight for and establish our democracy.  The times have found us today, not to place ourselves in the same category of greatness as our Founders, but to place us in the urgency of protecting and defending our Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  In the words of Ben Franklin, to keep our Republic.

[OCS: Our founders would be appalled to see what the progressive socialist democrats have done to government and to our country.]

I thank our Chairmen – Chairman Nadler, Chairman Schiff.  Chairman Nadler of Judiciary.  Chairman Schiff of Intelligence.  Chairman Engel of Foreign Affairs.  Chairman Cummings of Oversight and Chairman Cummings I have been in touch with constantly.  He is a master of so much but including, Inspectors General and whistleblowers.  Congressman Richie Neal of the Ways and Means Committee.  Congresswomen Maxine Waters of the Financial Services Committee.

[OCS: Nadler, Schiff, Cummings, and Waters are virulent progressive socialist democrats who rabidly hate Donald Trump, and in many cases, their own country.]

And I commend all of our Members, our colleagues for their thoughtful, thoughtful approach to all of this – for their careful statements.

God bless them and God Bless America. Thank you all. <Source>

Bottom line…

FACT: NANCY PELOSI CANNOT UNILATERALLY DECLARE AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY -- IT REQUIRES OF VOTE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

First, there were two years of the Russia/Trump collusion hoax foisted on the American public. After two years and a $35 million investigation, there was no collusion. Then it turned to “obstruction of justice” related to the Mueller probe which was shown to be a lie – with the President providing unprecedented access, testimony, and evidence. Now, it is the Ukraine matter – even though Joe Biden is clearly guilty of the misuse of taxpayer dollars for personal purposes and to blackmail the Ukrainian President to protect his son.

Sick. And the Democrats must be held accountable.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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