(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump, giving him a Friday, Dec. 6 deadline to answer whether he and his attorneys would participate in the “impeachment inquiry.”
The Dems are determined to get Trump to testify because they know that, as has been the case through this whole bogus process, they know that their spin doctors in the media will make even the most exonerating testimony somehow look bad for Trump, and the mere optics of POTUS before his committee will give them plenty of opportunities to do so.
They don’t actually care that they have no case against the President. This is all a charade.
Nadler’s letter quotes the soon-to-be-released report from the House Intelligence Committee, which will recommend articles of impeachment be drafted against the president. The report will also claim that there was a “a months-long effort in which President Trump again sought foreign interference in our elections for his personal and political benefit at the expense of our national interest”; a brazenly false statement to make considering the evidence they claim to have to support this.
It will also claim that the president “an unprecedented campaign of obstruction in an effort to prevent the Committees from obtaining documentary evidence and testimony.”
Breitbart notes that:
The word “again” suggests that the House Intelligence Committee will not limit its report to allegations that Trump invited Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election, but will also state that Trump sought Russian interference in the 2016 election — even though Special Counsel Robert Mueller found there to be no evidence of such collusion.
Nadler added that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice, relating to actions described by Mueller in the second volume of his report, though Mueller did not recommend prosecution and Attorney General William Barr rejected obstruction charges against Trump on the merits.
The White House fully cooperated with the Mueller campaign, never once exerting executive privilege over any witnesses or documents. It has however made very clear it has no interest in participating in the illegitimate “impeachment inquiry.”
Nadler has invited POTUS and his counsel to call and question witnesses, in accordance with the House resolution authorizing the impeachment inquiry last month, although the president was not allowed to do so in the Intelligence Committee inquiry.
Nadler and his fellow majority Democrats on the committee, however, can overrule any requests for witnesses from the GOP members or the White House.
Last month, the House Rules Committee warned that Nadler would be allowed to limit the president’s ability to call witnesses if he will not provide the witnesses and the documents that Nadler’s committee is demanding.
This whole thing is so beyond corrupt, it’s painful.
GOP congressmen criticized Nadler’s letter. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who took part in the House Intelligence Committee’s secretive closed-door hearings, declared that Nadler’s letter proved that the president had previously been denied due process rights:
What this letter tacitly admits is that House Democrats basically ran an impeachment process for 2 months before giving the President any real rights.
This process is neither fair nor serious. https://t.co/1X9M3VvxZT
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) November 29, 2019
Nadler’s letter “tacitly admits is that House Democrats basically ran an impeachment process for 2 months before giving the President any real rights,” Meadows wrote on Twitter, adding: “This process is neither fair nor serious.”
The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment inquiry hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to discuss the constitutional and legal framework for impeachment. Trump and his lawyers have been invited to participate in that inquiry as well, and have been given a deadline of Sunday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 p.m. ET to respond to the committee.
Nadler also told President Donald Trump to “stop complaining” about the unprecedented and outlandish assault on the executive branch.