Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment witch hunt flew off the rails.
Democrats are flailing about after two days of public hearings backfired on Adam Schiff after his “star witnesses” flamed out under questioning.
And now Barack Obama can’t escape this link to impeachment that worries Democrats sick.
The core fiction Democrats are trying to sell to the American people as the reason to support impeaching and removing Donald Trump is a 55-day hold on Ukrainian military aid from mid-July to September 11, 2019.
Democrats claim the President held up this money to extract politically motivated investigations from Ukraine into Joe Biden and his son Hunter over shady business dealings with the energy company Burisma.
$400 million dollars in military aid eventually flowed to the Ukrainian government.
This money came on top of the Trump administration selling the Ukrainians tank-busting Javelin missiles to help them repel a 2014 Russian invasion.
Democrats are leaving out one crucial point of this story.
Lethal military aid only began once Donald Trump took over from Barack Obama.
Under Obama, the U.S. government sent blankets, pillows, and rations to the Ukrainians as their aid package.
Republicans drove this point home when questioning Ukrainian Ambassador William Taylor.
Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup pressed Taylor on the Obama administration ignoring his pleas for military assistance to Ukraine.
“In 2014, you — and I’m quoting this — urged Obama administration to provide lethal defensive weapons in order to deter further Russian aggression. Did the Obama administration provide lethal weapons?” Wenstrup asked Taylor.
“No, sir,” Taylor responded.
Taylor also admitted under questioning from Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik that the Obama administration did not make anti-tank Javelin missiles available to the Ukrainians.
Finally, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan weaved all these points home into a coherent narrative.
Jordan explained that Democrats essentially wanted to impeach Donald Trump for taking tougher steps to defend Ukraine than Barack Obama.
“Now keep in mind, this has already been discussed in 2018, President Trump had already done more for Ukraine than Obama did. That’s right. President Trump, who doesn’t like foreign aid, and wanted European countries to do more, who knew how corrupt Ukraine was, did more than Obama because he gave them Javelins, tank-busting Javelins to fight the Russians. Our witnesses have said this. Others have said this. Obama gave them blankets; Trump gave them missiles,” Congressman Jordan explained.
Democrats’ allegations that Donald Trump threatened American national security by depriving Ukraine of much-needed military aid is patently false.
By 2018, the President already authorized lethal military aid.
The deadline for the Trump administration to authorize the release of $400 million in military aid to Ukraine was September 30.
On September 11, the Trump administration released the hold on the aid.
Democrats are now trying to impeach President Trump for sending military aid to Ukraine before the deadline as part of the official Trump administration policy that went above and beyond Barack Obama’s meager efforts to boost Ukraine in their fight against the Russians.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in the Democrats’ impeachment coup to remove Donald Trump from office.