(Tea Party PAC) – An attorney representing former President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial which came to a close Saturday revealed during the hearing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could be charged under the same standards used to charge Trump.
Democrats always walk right into those sorts of traps, don’t they?
In response to a question from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday, Michael van der Veen argued that Clinton could, technically, be impeached for actions she took while in office, despite having left the State Department years ago.
“Is it not true that under this new precedent, a future House – facing partisan pressure to ‘lock her up’ – could impeach a former secretary of state, and a future Senate be forced to put her on trial and potentially disqualify her from any future office?” Rubio asked.
“If you see it their way, yes,” the attorney replied, in reference to the Democratic impeachment managers. “If you do this the way they want it done, that could happen to the example there – a former secretary of state – but it could happen to a lot of people. And that’s not the way this is supposed to work.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the lead impeachment manager, dismissed this notion.
He claimed that this proposition had “no bearing on this case,” and that Clinton “was not impeached in office for conduct while in office.”
“Countless politicians have spoken of ‘fighting for our principles.’ Joe Biden’s campaign slogan was ‘Battle for the Soul of America.’ No human being seriously believes that the use of such metaphorical terminology is incitement to political violence,” van der Veen said.
He explained that although Trump, at no point in time, engaged in “language of incitement,” many Democrats in Washington, D.C. have employed “profoundly reckless, dangerous and inflammatory rhetoric in recent years,” including Mrs. Clinton herself who, he noted, “ridiculously declared the  election [was] stolen by Russia.”
If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won't be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2021
Hillary continued challenging the integrity of the elections through as late as the fall of 2020 and called on Biden not to concede if he lost.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) February 12, 2021
In fact, the violence over insurrection Summer according to the Impeachment Managers could be construed as the results of 4 years of denying the legitimacy of the 2016 election by Democrats, based on their arguments.
— Rob McCray (@clanmacrae9) February 12, 2021
Trump was acquitted on Saturday as the 57-43 vote failed to secure the 2/3 majority needed to convict.
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, walks free.
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