While even the House Democrats are hesitant to draft an article of impeachment after two weeks of public hearings, Hillary Clinton came to the conclusion that President Donald Trump “has committed impeachable crimes.”
“The question is not whether Trump has committed impeachable crimes. He has,” the former Democrat presidential candidate said in a tweet on Friday, Nov. 22.
“The question is whether Republicans in Congress will affirm that an American president is not above the law,” Hillary added.
The question is not whether Trump has committed impeachable crimes. He has.
The question is whether Republicans in Congress will affirm that an American president is not above the law.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 22, 2019
Hillary made her declaration after the House Intelligence Committee had held seven public impeachment hearings over the past two weeks, but their fact witnesses showed they did not witness much of anything.
The majority of witnesses were testifying based on secondhand or thirdhand hearsay and none of them were able to definitively outline an impeachable offense that the president committed.
The Trump campaign released a video ad to criticize Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, mocking his fact witnesses all said “I think,” “I believe,” “I presume,” “I feel,” “I sense,” “I just assumed”…
SCHIFF’S “FACT” WITNESSES! pic.twitter.com/Pab2y1BVoN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2019
Ambassador Gordon Sondland, one of the Democrats’ key witnesses, even stated that President Trump explicitly told him, “I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell (Ukraine President) Zelenskiy to do the right thing,” when Sondland testified on a “potential quid pro quo” involving the withholding of military aid to Ukraine from the United States.
This is not the first time Hillary has made her remarks on the impeachment inquiry. The former State Secretary on Wednesday, Nov. 20, praised the organizers, volunteers, and voters who worked to win back the House majority for Democrats, which ultimately made the impeachment hearings possible.
A reminder: None of these hearings would have happened if organizers, volunteers, and voters hadn’t worked together to win back the House majority for Democrats last year.
Let’s keep working together in 2020 to hold power to account.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 20, 2019
Last week, Hillary also accused President Trump of engaging in “witness intimidation” after he sent a tweet to mock former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony, saying, “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.”
Witness intimidation is a crime, no matter who does it. Full stop.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 15, 2019
The impeachment hearings were proved unfair as the Democrats have refused to allow the president’s legal team to participate in the hearings and cross-examine the witnesses.
A number of Republican lawmakers described the hearings as a political theater and called on the Democrats to end their partisan impeachment charade and get back to work of writing laws.