Andrew McCarthy: Trump Impeachment Inquiry’s Sneaky Next Chapter – Get Ready for THIS
By Andrew McCarthy. Now that we’ve had a day to digest the resolution authorizing the House impeachment inquiry, which was passed on a party line vote, I’d argue that the most significant element of it is the coming Schiff Report.
Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is the sharp-elbowed partisan and former prosecutor who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. To date, the Intelligence Committee has been the laboring oar on the impeachment investigation. That is irregular, to say the least. . .
The Intelligence Committee specializes in closed proceedings involving highly classified matters. The subject matter of the impeachment inquiry, to the contrary, is not highly classified. . .
Moreover, impeachment is the most critical public business in which the people’s representatives engage, a consideration of whether the chief executive elected by the nation should be cited for misconduct and removed from power. It is paradigmatic public business. It should not be playing out behind closed doors, with the American people limited to skewed information in the form of selective leaking to Trump-hostile media allies. . .
If we’re being assured that impeachment will be a transparent process, then why haven’t the transcripts of all the prior testimony been released? That way, we could read the testimony for ourselves – testimony we should have been able to watch as it was being given, or review right afterwards. (Read more from “Andrew McCarthy: Trump Impeachment Inquiry’s Sneaky Next Chapter – Get Ready for THIS” HERE)
Nearly Half of Americans Believe Impeachment Is a Partisan Witch Hunt, According to New Poll
By The Blaze. A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans believe the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is a partisan-driven attempt to remove the president. . .
It found that 47 percent of Americans polls saw the inquiry as a biased bid to oust Trump.
However, a majority of 57 percent said that the inquiry has been so far handled properly. . .
A separate poll published by Suffolk University for USA Today on Tuesday showed that although a majority of Americans believed the president did something wrong in his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. However, of those only a small percentage believed the president should be impeached. (Read more from “Nearly Half of Americans Believe Impeachment Is a Partisan Witch Hunt, According to New Poll” HERE)