There Is No Acceptable Acquittal Outcome for Democrats [OPINION]
There is no scenario in which Democrats would fail to throw President Trump out of office and admit that the process was fair and square.
Had the Republicans agreed to the witnesses as the Democrats demand even now, but somehow failed to persuade the Senate to convict the president, they'd be calling it a sham cover-up by Republicans – no matter what they heard or what evidence was produced.
The fact is, the Democrats pushed forth an impeachment that was voted down in a bipartisan way but the majority of the House is Democrat, and so a strictly partisan-passed impeachment reached the Senate floor for trial.
They changed a 50-year-old House Rule (660) with under three weeks to go before the impeachment hearings started. That change suddenly denied the minority party (Republicans) a chance or right to allow their witnesses to be heard for one day before the chairman gavels the hearings closed.
One of the Democrats own hand-picked witnesses, Jonathan Turley, (a fellow Democrat) brought in to the Judiciary Hearing as a Constitutional Scholar had this to say:
“This is the narrowest impeachment in history. If you rush this impeachment, you're going to leave half the country behind. This isn't an impulse buy item. You're trying to remove a duly elected president of the United States.”
“You set an incredibly short period, demand a huge amount of information, and when the president goes to court, you then impeach him. If you impeach a president — if you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to courts, it is an abuse of power. It's your abuse of power. You're doing precisely what you are criticizing the president for doing.”
Famed legal scholar and Democrat Alan Dershowitz volunteered to join the Trump defense team. He shared his strong belief, while lecturing the Senate, that neither of the two articles of impeachment brought forth by his fellow Democrats from the House amounted to impeachable offenses.
The Mueller investigation concluded in front of the same House Judiciary Committee on July 24, 2019. "No collusion with Russia by anyone in the Trump Administration or Trump Campaign."
The very next day on July 25, President Trump placed a phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On July 26, the very day after that call, President Trump responded to a question from a reporter pertaining to the investigations and probes since he’d taken office. Trump said he’s been investigated more than any president in history already and that perhaps President Obama’s highly lucrative, $65 million book deal with Penguin Random House should be looked at instead.
Later on that same evening, a "whistleblower" contacted his friend and former colleague at the National Security Council and told of a "concerning" call the president made the day before. While the "whistleblower" did not directly hear the call since he’d been thrown out two years prior for leaking to the press, he just so happened to be told about the contents of this call by an NSC member, Lt Col. Alex Vindman, who did listen.
By pure co-inky-dink, the person the "whistleblower" confided in just so happened to be hired by Congressman Adam Schiff to the House Intelligence Committee staff that very day. Wow, how random and innocent is that? If you believe all that to be organic, you can stop reading here. This material isn't your bag.
What has been done to President Trump should serve as a warning to all Americans, that the government is too infested with self-serving elitists who pragmatically form even the most unlikely of alliances and partnerships that boldly set up the larger threat, the outsider who dares to enter their arena.
Worse, these Washingtonian insiders have weaponized corporate media and can depend on them carrying whatever narrative they tell them to carry. Right from wrong is completely subjective, depending on which number you hit on your television remote.
America is having a civil crisis. Spurred by Washington manipulators, it is metastasizing and being transmitted to the citizenry by a corrupt media who have all but abandoned the sacred trust the Constitution places in a free press. They are supposed to be protected in order to protect the truth and the free path it should have to reach all of us.
We need both Washington and our American press to reform with moral absolutes for the good of our country, while we still keep this republic.
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at ken.pittman@