President Trump’s special adviser, Tony Sayegh, highlighted the “desperation” of the Democrats in the impeachment they brought against President Donald Trump.
The Democrats have failed to prove any wrongdoing after dominating the entire process in the House and now are desperately trying to repeat it in the Senate, Sayegh said in a Jan. 22 Daily Caller interview.
Sayegh also explained the impeachment process. The Constitution very clearly lays out the way this should all unfold. The House conducts the investigation and they have a record of the investigation that if the have articles of impeachment that they then pass to the Senate for a trial. Before the Senate can ask for witnesses or ask for more evidence, they have to evaluate the articles and decide whether or not they rise to the constitutional level and standard for impeachment and only then do they decide if they want more witnesses or more evidence.
Sayegh also referred to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a liar.
Sayegh pointed out that Schiff had already said in the past that he had evidence of collusion between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russia, which turned out to be false, according to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller after years of investigation and at a cost of millions of dollars.
Likewise, the transcripts Schiff released of President Trump’s call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy were completely distorted.
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Schiff’s quotes bore little resemblance to the original transcript published by the White House and, in the face of public criticism, he justified himself by saying that it had been a “parody.”
The call made by President Trump to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, was taken as the basis for the impeachment that the Democrats initiated in an attempt to remove Trump from office.
The Democrats argued that Trump had pressured Zelenkiy to investigate the former vice president and now presidential candidate, Joe Biden, for possible corruption in Ukraine.
Sayegh thus reiterated his judgment of Schiff as a person who repeatedly lies.
Finally, Sayegh summed up the impeachment by stating that the Democrats failed to prove any wrongdoing by Trump, nor did they present evidence of any kind, simply because there was no crime.
Now, in the last stage of the impeachment in the Senate, the Democrats insist on guiding the process according to their rules.
The Republicans will subsequently respond to the Democrats’ arguments, and it is expected that President Trump will be quickly acquitted, given the absence of evidence and the absence of a specific crime against him.
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) was emphatic in stating that there will be no more witnesses and documents in the process.
“Our job is to review impeachment, not expand it,” said Blackburn, emphasizing that the Senate will make its decision fairly and quickly.