Major news last week was the Wednesday impeachment inquiry session in front of the Judiciary Committee. As usual the chairman of that committee, Congressman Nadler, brought his angry and short sighted approach to the conduct of the hearing. Perhaps he was still miffed because the inquiry had been snatched from his committee where it originated and given to Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee by Speaker Pelosi. That may have been Pelosi’s biggest mistake, because Schiff started his hearings with a fictionalized reading of the Trump phone call. That version of the call was later referenced by Pelosi in a TV interview as true. By his own admission, Schiff said that he once aspired to be a screen writer so perhaps this was his attempt to create “The Godfather part IV”. Perhaps he was aided in his creation by the science fiction writer, Ben Rhodes, who was very creative when he worked for the Obama administration and authored the phony Benghazi cover-up. Adding to Schiff’s phony creation was his murky association with the non -whistleblower. Apparently the whistleblower, with his hearsay accusations, contacted Schiff’s staff and was advised to seek out legal help. Not too strange was the fact the lawyer he chose to help him was a well-known Trump hater.
Against this back drop Nadler chose to try out a trio of liberal law professors; one who looked like Little Lord Fauntleroy, one who looked like a tired door to door salesman and the third, a female who hates straight white men according to a past TV clip of her at a lecture. The fourth Professor was the most cogent of all and he had been called by the Republicans. His name is John Turley and he started off his comment by saying that he had actually voted for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in the past, so he was no Trump supporter. Nonetheless he proceeded to shred the arguments of the other three legal experts and mentioned to the committee that they were engaging in an impeachment proceeding that was built on very shaky ground.
All through the day the “Framers” of the Constitution were brought up. Though they were a bunch of old white men, all of the legal experts and many on the Democrats side of the committee were quick to ascertain what was in their mind when they created a Constitution that was crafted over 200 years ago in different times.
When it came to the committee’s turn to question the legal experts, practically all of their questions went to the three liberal experts. At one time those questions and the comments about the President were so vile they reminded one of the famous Kavanaugh assault. There were also times when the Democrats side gave rise to the old perception “politics is show business for the ugly”. Most damning blow to the Democrats was when a Republican inquisitor asked the four Professors to raise their hands if they had any hard evidence that warranted impeachment. No hands went up.
Latest news last week from Nadler’s committee was that on Monday of this week the Intelligence Committee would submit their investigation findings. Also, at this writing, there was a 5 p.m. deadline Friday as to whether or not President Trump or his lawyers would participate in future hearings before Nadler.***
A REAL BOMBSHELL. The mainstream media over the past three years has continually come up with what they call a “bombshell” news story that permanently will damage the Trump Administration. All of those so called explosive revelations have ended up as a miserable dud. On Friday of last week a real bombshell occurred when the November jobs report was issued. It showed that a record number of jobs had been added, unemployment was at a historic low of 3.5 % and that wages had grown beyond 3%. Most liberal talking heads were taken back by the news which they managed to criticize by whatever logic they could scrape the bottom of the barrel to find.***
WILL SHE EVER GO AWAY. In her most recent appearance on national radio Hillary Clinton went through her usual litany of excuses of why she lost the Presidential Election. She was also very coy about her possibly going for a third try in 2020. To put it in fistic terms she seemed like a punch drunk fighter longing to get in the ring for yet another beating.