Ahead of the impending public hearings of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a Nov. 12 memorandum sent to GOP lawmakers by Republican staff of the House of Representatives Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committee stressed crucial points of evidence that would hamper years of Democrats’ efforts in removing the president from office.
The 18-page memorandum addressed to House Republicans has documented evidence collected by lawmakers to date, and ultimately found, “evidence gathered [against President Trump] does not establish an impeachable offense.”
“The body of evidence to date does not support the Democrat allegation that President Trump pressured Ukraine to conduct investigations into the president’s political rivals for his political benefit in the 2020 election,” the memo said.
The document states that President Trump “holds a deep-seated, genuine, and reasonable skepticism of Ukraine due to its history of pervasive corruption,” which is justified given media reports of Ukrainian officials backing Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
“Seen in this light, any reluctance on the president’s part to meet with President [Zelenskiy] or to provide taxpayer-funded assistance to Ukraine is entirely reasonable,” the memo said.
The document outlined four crucial points of evidence that undercuts Democrats’ allegations that President Trump has engaged in wrongdoing.
“The July 25 call summary—the best evidence of the conversation—shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure,” the document said as the first piece of evidence, adding that both Presidents Trump and Zelenskiy said there was “no pressure” on the call.
“The Ukrainian government was not aware of a hold on U.S. security assistance at the time of the July 25 call,” the document outlined as the third ground and the fourth, where “security assistance flowed to Ukraine in September 2019” without requiring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Testimony from officials who were concerned that the Trump administration has engaged in a quid pro quo was not able to provide concrete evidence that President Trump has exchanged favors with the Ukrainian president to date.
The impeachment inquiry is announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and currently led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to investigate whether or not the president has pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter in a July 25 call.
NOQ Report contributor Scott Boyd noted in an analysis that Democratic efforts to remove the president from office is, in fact, a larger scheme that had been planned far ahead before Pelosi announced the inquiry where Democrats had knowledge of the whistleblower’s allegations.
“What’s more important is this reveals Democrats were well aware of the contents of the whistleblower complaint over a month before the public was made aware,” Boyd wrote. “Their actions, which seem to have been well underway just two days after the complaint was filed, points to a much bigger conspiracy than anything we’ve seen so far in the whole impeachment debacle.”
Boyd was skeptical about how long the impeachment efforts have really been going for.
“If Democrats were able to muster their efforts so quickly, how long have they been planning impeachment? Is it possible they manufactured the basis for impeachment, working potential witnesses and laying down impeachment foundation long before they allegedly became concerned about it in September? This seems to be a very likely scenario given what we’re learning now,” Boyd wrote.
“It’s clear Democrats aren’t holding an impeachment inquiry but have instead been manufacturing an impeachment operation from the start,” Boyd noted. “The evidence is finally coming out, and it’s a very poor look for Adam Schiff and company.”