Maybe this was inevitable. Perhaps we should have seen this coming all along. In some strange way, this feels like exactly what was always going to happen, like some strange M. Night Shamalayan-esque twist that you’re just waiting for the entire time.
In any case, the Democrats have just tipped their hand for the umpteenth time, and it’s a doozy.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wrote to President Donald Trump Friday, giving him until Friday, Dec. 6., to answer whether he and his lawyers would participate in the “impeachment inquiry.”
Nadler’s letter quotes the forthcoming report from the House Intelligence Committee, which will be written entirely by Democrats and which will recommend drafting articles of impeachment against the president. The report will state that there was “a months-long effort in which President Trump again sought foreign interference in our elections for his personal and political benefit at the expense of our national interest”; and that the president conducted “an unprecedented campaign of obstruction in an effort to prevent the Committees from obtaining documentary evidence and testimony.”
And here’s where that sinking feeling comes back to haunt us.
The word “again” suggests that the House Intelligence Committee will not limit its report to allegations that Trump invited Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election, but will also state that Trump sought Russian interference in the 2016 election — even though Special Counsel Robert Mueller found there to be no evidence of such collusion.
This is precisely the sort of situation that Americans were concerned about, particularly as former White House counsel Don McGahn was back in the news this week after an initial ruling that his reason for refusing to testify in the RussiaGate probe would not be legally sound.
We are again made to believe that the Democrats will stop at nothing to remove the President from office, even if it means a “redo” of the Mueller investigation.