President Trump has called for Chairman Schiff’s resignation after Schiff made up a faux transcript of President Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy. In his opening statement, Schiff said “What is [President Trump’s] response? Well, it reads like a classic organized crime shakedown. Shorn of its rambling character and in not so many words, this is the essence of what [President Trump] communicates: “We’ve been very good to your country. Very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I want a favor that I want from you, though. And I’m only going to say this 7 times so you’d better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, lots of it, understand? On this and on that, I’m going to put you in touch with people, and not just any people. I’m going to put you in touch with the Attorney General of the United States, my attorney general, Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him. And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy. You’re gonna love him, trust me. You know what I’m asking so I’m only going to ask this a few more times, in a few more ways. And, by the way, don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I’ve asked.”
Schiff’s statement continues but you can take it in by watching this video:
President Trump, along with Republicans, are ramping up the fight, especially after Schiff tweeted this:
The presidential oath of office requires the President of the United States to do two things: Faithfully execute his or her office, and protect and defend the Constitution. The whistleblower complaint and call record provide the most graphic evidence yet Trump has done neither.
Mr. Schiff is playing a terrible hand poorly. First, the transcript of the Trump-Zelenskyy call contradicts Schiff’s wild characterizations. Here’s the important part of the transcript:
The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.
Democrats staked their claim that this was President Trump’s quid pro quo, the dangling of US military aid over Ukraine’s head. That’s a joke.
It’s one thing for Schiff to later admit that his opening statement was a parody. This wasn’t just a parody. It had nothing to do with reality. President Trump did have a favor to ask. Unfortunately for Schiff and the Democrats, the favor was to look into an open US law enforcement operation. If that’s the Democrats’ quid pro quo, they should shut down this impeachment inquiry immediately. They don’t have anything that proves that President Trump committed “treason, bribery or high crimes or misdemeanors.” Democrats have nothing.
Democrats are either the Gang who couldn’t shoot straight, the 3 Stooges or the Not Yet Ready for Primetime Players. Whatever they are, they shouldn’t have chairmanship gavels. They haven’t accomplished anything constructive. As we’ve seen through this episode, Democrats are unethical. It’s time to replace them with people who want to tackle the important issues facing our nation.
It’s time to run these Democrats out of DC.