BAUER: Impeachment & the Ukraine Hoax is Hyperventilating Democrat Redo of Russia Investigation

New USA Today Poll finds most voters reject Impeachment do not believe phone call constitutes impeachable offense

By Gary Bauer

width=390Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON D.C. The left has found a new hero Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman. Hes was among the many individuals who listened in on President Trumps July call with the Ukrainian president.

Vindman testified before Adam Schiffs kangaroo court Tuesday saying that he was concerned about the conversation.  According to the New York Times he told members of the House Intelligence Committee:

I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. governments support of Ukraine. I realized that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play which would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the bipartisan support it has thus far maintained.

First the president did not demand anything as the transcript of the call which the White House released weeks ago clearly shows.

As for corruption and foreign aid coming up in the same conversation so what?

Vindman is a NSC staffer. No one voted for him. He does not set policy for the country.

That is the presidents job.

Second hes making a political decision and he admits it.  He was concerned about partisan perceptions.

Where were Col. Vindmans concerns when three liberal senators threatened Ukraines bipartisan support if Ukrainian officials didnt cooperate with the Mueller investigation? 

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How can senators demand foreign leaders investigate Trump but Trump cant demand investigations from foreign leaders?  Why arent these senators being impeached?
 
And where were Col. Vindmans concerns when Ukrainian officials were scrambling to cover-up their support for Hillary Clinton?  Why is it okay for the left to exploit Ukraine but its an impeachable offense for Trump to ask questions?
 
Apparently youre not allowed to ask those kinds of questions.  The left and its media allies viciously attacked conservatives like Laura Ingraham and John Yoo.
 
How dare you question this decorated military hero they exclaimed.  
 
The lefts defense of Vindman is a charade just like this entire impeachment effort.  If he wasnt telling progressives exactly what they wanted to hear they would be savaging him today.
 
Impeachment Insanity
 
Monday afternoon Speaker Pelosi released the text of her impeachment resolution. It resolves nothing

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy insists that it actually makes the process worse by empowering Rep. Adam Schiff. 
 
But there is something much more important than the process.  There is no evidence that the president did anything that would justify impeachment. 
 
Sen. Lindsey Graham said last night that there isnt one vote among Republicans to impeach Trump because he did nothing wrong.

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By the way Graham isnt the only one saying that. A new USA Today Poll finds that most voters reject impeachment and do not believe the presidents phone call constitutes an impeachable offense. They are absolutely right. 
 
Here are the key facts to keep in mind:

  • President Trump placed a call to the newly elected president of Ukraine.
  • In the call he raised the issue of corruption.
  • We have a treaty with Ukraine to fight corruption.  Bill Clinton signed it.
  • In the call Trump mentioned that more aid was coming to Ukraine.
  • During the call Trump never demanded an investigation in exchange for the aid.
  • Even if he generally linked the two it is standard operating procedure to use foreign aid as leverage. 

For example presidents remind foreign leaders about upcoming U.N. votes and the amount of money we give them. Trump has publicly called on our European Allies to spend more on their own defense or we might reduce our NATO spending. No one suggested that was an impeachable offense.

And its ludicrous that Trump is being accused of manipulating Ukraine when it was his administration that gave Ukraine the lethal military aid Obama refused to send!

From the very beginning of his presidency the left has subjected President Trump and the entire country to a two-year sham investigation over collusion with Russia.

It hobbled the administration and divided the country.

They came up with nothing.

The Ukraine hoax is a redo. 

The only thing thats different is that instead of hyperventilating about Russia the left is obsessing over Ukraine now. 

Shame on the left! Shame on the media! And shame on the small cadre of NeverTrumpers in the Republican Party! 

They are empowering the radical left in a smear campaign with no regard for how much damage it is doing to the country.

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