The Democrats have moved their impeachment inquiry fiasco to the next level with their public testimonies. These are the same witnesses that were hand-selected by the Democrats for “closed door” sessions with the goal of presenting to the public the most incriminating evidence for impeachment. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff have actually “raised the bar” on their accusations and are now saying that the President has committed an act of extortion and/or bribery. Like the conductor of an orchestra, Schiff is carefully conducting every minute of his symphony. I did not waste any time watching the televised testimony knowing that the biased media would tell me what they thought I needed to know. From what I have seen of the testimony there has been nothing of substance. Everything in the testimony today was hearsay. The Democrats proudly displayed their primary witness for the day, Bill Taylor. I think the Democrats feel that the witness’s credentials somehow make him a more trustworthy observer. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and received a bronze star while serving in Vietnam. Robert Mueller had a stellar record as a marine veteran and former head of the FBI. His Russia probe was a total disaster however and made his Democratic backers look like fools. Despite his outstanding record, Mr. Taylor did not speak with the President and therefore does not know why the military aid was temporarily withheld to the Ukraine. He (Taylor) assumed that the aid was contingent on the launching of an investigation into the Bidens and Burissma. Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the EU testified last week to essentially the same assumptions. When Taylor initially texted Sondland regarding his concerns over the delay in aid, Sondland responded that there was no quid pro quo. Sondland testified to that while under oath in his closed door sessions. Once other witnesses contradicted Sondland’s testimony, he suddenly “remembered” the phone call in question. Was that a simple memory lapse or was it perjury? Perhaps the Democrats pressured him to say there was a quid pro quo.
One thing is certain, you can’t convict someone on hearsay alone. There has been no firsthand knowledge or objective evidence to indicate that the President pressured Zelensky into investigating the Bidens. The military aid flowed and no investigation was ever conducted (although it should have). The Trump Administration has been a good ally of the Ukrainians, supplying military weapons, including anti-tank missiles. Under the Obama Administration the Russians invaded the Crimea and annexed it without Obama doing anything to stop them. Then when the Russians invaded the Ukraine, the Ukrainians bravely fought back. Obama aid consisted of blankets and MREs (meals ready to eat). The Obama Administration was cowardly in the face of Russian aggression in Eastern Europe but it was President Trump who provided real aid to the Ukrainians for survival. Hopefully Republicans in the House and Senate will continue their steadfast support of this President who has been under continuous attack by the corrupt deep state. The longer this unjust debacle continues the more the Dems are ensuring Trump’s second term.