House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is struggling in her fight to get President Donald Trump impeached, even though she insists that House Democrats will meet the 217 votes required to pass impeachment articles.
President Trump, seeing the Democratic caucus wavering amid divided public sentiment, mixed messaging and Pelosi’s bluffs, challenged Pelosi “daring” her to hold a vote on the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, according to a Fox News report.
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz explained that if Pelosi were to take a vote, then the minority Republicans “would get some rights,” and “Nancy Pelosi does not want the minority to have subpoena authority” to subpoena Hunter Biden, according to BizPacReview. He added saying that the impeachment inquiry is but a hollow PR stunt designed to manipulate public opinion during an election year.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pointed out that Pelosi should stop the impeachment inquiry until certain questions are answered and “equitable rules and procedures” have been established.
“Unfortunately, you have given no clear indication as to how your impeachment inquiry will proceed—including whether key historical precedents or basic standards of due process will be observed,” McCarthy wrote in a letter to Pelosi.
“In addition, the swiftness and recklessness with which you have proceeded [have] already resulted in committee chairs attempting to limit minority participation in scheduled interviews, calling into question the integrity of such an inquiry,” McCarthy wrote.
“We know what comes next. There will be more ‘whistleblowers’ with more claims that cannot be definitively verified. They will all [claim they’re] afraid to come out in the open for fear of their lives, or fear of flying, or fear or retaliation. Until the Democrats need to use them and forget them, as they did to [Christine Blasey] Ford’s still-unverified allegations and to Schiff’s now-debunked memo.”
“Americans are not fooled. By now, most of us have heard the message loud and clear,” Chaffetz continued, saying that Democrat “Al Green told us exactly what it was about when he told MSNBC, ‘I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.’”
“Merely claiming the House is ‘conducting an impeachment inquiry’ doesn’t make it so. Until the full House votes to authorize an inquiry, nobody is conducting a formal inquiry.”
Fred Fleitz, having worked for 25 years at the CIA, the Department of State, and on the staff of the House Intelligence Committee, believes that the whistleblower complaint was written not by the whistleblower himself, but by congressional staffers and attorneys.
Having “edited and processed dozens” of “presidential phone calls,” Fleitz knows “a lot about intelligence whistleblowers from [his] time with the CIA.”
Upon seeing the declassified whistleblowing complaint, Fleitz became suspicious, noting that the complaint “appears to be written by a law professor and includes legal references and detailed footnotes” in addition to “unusual legalistic reference on how this complaint should be classified.”
“Such extremely polished whistleblowing complaint is unheard of,” Fleitz spoke from his experience. “This document looks as if this leaker had outside help, possibly from congressional members or staff.”
“The radical Left and their allies in the fake news media … have been trying to delegitimize his election,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R- Fla.) said of the Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Trump.
“They’re going to rush to an impeachment.” Gaetz added. “And the American people will see it as the politically illegitimate exercise that it is.”