It was a most curious thing…
A question submitted by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to the impeachment inquiry’s presiding officer, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump and was declined. Justice Roberts, having read the submitted question card, replied: “The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted.”
We all know that Judges are a power unto themselves and do not need to justify many of their actions. But in this case, it is different.
First, the question itself …
“Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings?”
Rand Paul took to twitter to explain why he asked the question…
“My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings.”
“My question is not about a ‘whistleblower’ as I have no independent information on his identity.”
There is little or no doubt that Adam Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee hired two Obama-era National Security Council aides, Abigail Grace and Sean Misko, who were colleagues of the so-called whistleblower, identified in the media as Eric Ciaramella, who is likely to have received the second-hand information in the complaint on President Trump’s call with Ukraine President Zelensky from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Since the background of the complaint and the actions of the Intelligence Community Inspector General remain classified by Adam Schiff, it is a legitimate inquiry of the United States Senate to probe the origins of the impeachment inquiry – just as it was the duty of Congress to investigate the origins of the domestic spying and Mueller Report.
Which begs the following questions…
How did Justice Roberts know who the whistleblower might be when Representative Adam Schiff himself claims he did not know or speak with the whistleblower?
Did Justice Roberts “collude” or “conspire” with the House Democrats to limit specific questions that would expose both the so-called whistleblower and the machinations of Adam Schiff and the Democrat members of the House Intelligence Committee?
Why would Justice Roberts take it upon himself to censor a question that lies at the very foundation of the current impeachment proceeding? Hiding the truth from the Senate and, by extension, the American people? Not to mention interfering in the legitimate Senatorial duty of inquiry?
Using the “new standards” for impeachment …
Should the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court be impeached for “Abuse of Power” and “Obstruction of Congress?”
A legitimate question, given the destruction of the United States Constitution by the Democrats and the meaningless criteria for impeachment.
It appears that the National Security Council, full of Obama Administration hold-overs, was a nest of vipers that conspired to damage the President of the United States and to subvert America’s foreign policy. The idea than any of these people should be immune from the consequences of their actions is absurd.
We are so screwed.
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