The impeachment sham continued on Monday with the usual shenanigans: Majority Democrats just making up rules as they go in order to stymie Republican opposition and perpetuate the lie that President Trump has done something wrong.
After Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff’s “Schiff show” of mostly secret hearings in the basement of the U.S. Capitol Building kicked off the ‘impeachment inquiry,’ the baton has since been passed to a partisan of equal standing: House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler.
Like Schiff, Nadler runs his committee like a Stalinist — allowing fabricated evidence to be entered into the record, letting witnesses lie like it’s their job, and shutting down nearly all Republican objections to the circus.
Nadler’s tyranny began by refusing to allow any of the eight witnesses Republicans requested to be called. USA Features News reported:
In turning down the eight GOP witness requests, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) claimed all of them fell “outside the parameters of the impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the panel’s ranking (minority) member, asked Nadler for their witnesses on Dec. 6. The list included a ‘whistleblower’ who filed the initial complaint against President Trump alleging he abused his office and sought to bribe Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with military aid in exchange for an investigation into claims that former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, were involved in corrupt activities in the east European country.
It would seem important to a real impeachment inquiry to speak to the person who filed the complaint that allegedly led to the impeachment inquiry…right?
Not to Nadler, it wasn’t important — which tells you all you need to know about the illegitimacy of this sham to begin with. (Related: Unreal: Black Democrat claims we gotta impeach Trump so America can “deal with slavery.”)
But that wasn’t all. Nadler actually failed to swear in a couple of witnesses, which gave them license to lie with impunity and without legal consequences (lying to Congress is actually a crime).
That also allowed Nadler to dismiss Republican objections to the two “witnesses” by claiming that, hey, the objections were not worthy because the two weren’t actually witnesses.
So clever, huh? But in what other legal venue in the U.S. can a witness who is supposed to be giving factual statements about something that allegedly happened not be sworn in to ‘tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?’
In Nadler’s Judiciary Committee room, that’s where.
As noted by Breitbart News’ Joel Pollack, who was in the hearing room witnessing the circus, staff members are not typically sworn in. However, “witnesses must be sworn in and deliver testimony under oath.”
Pollack said that Democrat counsel Barry Berke and Republican counsel Stephen Castor made opening statements, but Berke’s statement, in particular, was rife with “dubious” claims that he asserted were facts.
For instance, he claimed that David Holmes, a State Department staffer, had “heard it from the president himself” when he said Trump wanted Ukraine to conduct investigations into the Ukraine activities of Joe and Hunter Biden.
Again, dubious — because this guy’s a State Department staffer; where would he have heard the president say anything about anything?
So while Nadler’s tactic of not swearing these two in means they could lie without consequence, it was also significant for another reason, according to Pollack: “When Republicans raised a point of order, objecting to Berke impugning the president’s motives, which is forbidden under House rules, Nadler ruled that the point of order was invalid because Berke was not a witness.”
Never forget, people like Nadler — who can bend and break rules of decorum and House procedures at will just to “get” President Trump — were elected and reelected and reelected by actual voters who see nothing wrong with what he’s doing — as long as it’s directed against a president they hate.
It’s no wonder our system is ‘broken.’ We keep electing corrupt people to run it.