Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House of Representatives point man for the President Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, on Nov.5 published an op-ed piece in USA Today which laid out his raison d’être for ousting a duly elected president.
In reality, it was a bunch of hot air that may well comeback to bite Democrats in their collective rear end.
The Schiff op-ed prompted Un-American Activities to delve deeper into the Democratic-manufactured and news media-labeled “scandal.”
Clearly the real scandal is what more and more people are calling a coup fostered by the anyone-but-Trump crowd. And it is doing irreparable damage to the welfare, national security and prestige of the United States of America.
Here are some of the things you will learn if you read through this six-part blog which will be published piecemeal over the next 24 hours, coinciding with the kick-off impeachment inquiry hearing by the House Select Committee on Intelligence chaired by none other than Adam Schiff:
- Schiff’s accusations don’t hold water since they are simply vague assertions and he is oblivious to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution which states that the president of the United States is the nation’s “chief executive officer.”
- There are myths about Ukraine-related issues promoted by the Democrats that lose their sizzle when tested against real evidence.
- Deep Staters commenting on President Trump are aided and abetted by complicit or downright ignorant journalists.
- Schiff has proven that Alexander Hamilton, a key architect of the Constitution, was prophetic.
- Democrats remain on shaky ground in justifying how they handled the hacking of Democratic National Committee servers back in 2016.
- Many of the Deep Staters who have been commenting in the media about Trump and Ukraine share ties with the Atlantic Council which, itself, has a bit of explaining to do about an embarrassing new revelation.
PART I – Schiff’s Allegations
Let’s take a closer look at some of the allegations made by Schiff in his op-ed piece.
Schiff Accusation #1: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought more weapons critical to his country’s defense and “Trump responded: ‘I would like you to do us a favor though’ and laid bare his abuse of power of the presidency.”
However, Zelenskyy, speaking immediately before Trump made that comment, said: “I would also like to thank you for your great support in the area of defense. We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins [the FGM-148 version, a shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon co-manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin] from the United States for defense purposes.”
Trump’s actual response, most of which was not cited by Schiff, was: “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say CrowdStrike…” [More about CrowdStrike in Part V] Then, in reference to the Mueller report, Trump added: “Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.”
Schiff Accusation #2: “We have stark evidence that President Trump sought Ukraine’s help in the 2020 election by pressing that country to investigate a political opponent.”
However, Zelenskyy told Trump: “I also plan to surround myself with great people and in addition to that investigation [apparently referring to CrowdStrike], I guarantee as the President of Ukraine that all the investigations will be done openly and candidly. That I can assure you.”
Trump responded to this: “Good because I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair.” He then noted “you had some very bad people involved” and voiced his highly negative opinion of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador in Kiev. Trump continued: “The other thing. There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General [William Barr] would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”
Schiff Accusation #3: According to Schiff: “Americans will hear directly from dedicated and patriotic public servants about how they became aware that U.S. foreign policy had been subverted to the president’s personal political interests, how they responded and how the president’s scheme jeopardizes our national security.”
To enlighten Schiff, as prescribed in the Constitution, the president of the United States is the country’s “chief executive officer.” (Article II, Section 1) As such, he and not “dedicated and patriotic public servants” decides what U.S. foreign policy is and those “dedicated and patriotic public servants” are charged with carrying out that policy whether or not they agree with it.
Further, Schiff simply mouths the words that “the president’s scheme jeopardizes our national security.” He does not describe the “scheme” or the “threat to U.S. national security”