The Democratic Party stands accused of attempting to impeach Donald Trump simply because they don’t like him.
Yes, that sounds petty and childish and beneath any of our elected officials, but this is 2020, and the new year has brought with it all manner of novel political problems. In fact, Democratic leaders have been talking about impeaching Donald Trump since before he even took office, again providing evidence that this is more about the man than his alleged shortcomings.
In another bit of confirmation of this bias, one prominent liberal leader spoke endlessly of Russia during today’s impeachment trial – despite the fact that the articles of impeachment against Trump deal exclusively with Ukraine.
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff focused intently on Russia during his opening argument in the Senate Impeachment trial on Wednesday.
Schiff repeated the word “Russia,” “Russian,” or “Russians” about 30 times during his over two-hour opening speech, according to a rough transcript of the hearing. Schiff repeated widely-debunked conspiracy theories that Trump intentionally colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Schiff also repeatedly referred to the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin to accuse Trump of siding with them to pressure the Ukrainians.
Schiff was referring to a previous harebrained theory that Donald Trump was in cahoots with the Kremlin during 2016’s election – a hypothesis that was extensively investigated by Robert Mueller over the course of 22 months and to the tune of $25 million and change.
Mueller did not recommend charges for the President at the conclusion of his probe.