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Democrats Aren’t Letting The Lack Of A Reason Stop Them From Pushing Impeachment

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President Donald Trump must be guilty of something, the Democrats insist. After all, he tweets mean things and refuses to let White House staffers testify about their private interactions with him. Why else would someone do that? Besides, he’s a Republican, and in the liberal world, that is grounds enough to impeach. The only thing missing from the Democrats' push to undo the will of the people is any evidence or legal reason to do so, but they aren’t going to let that stop them.


Liberals know Donald Trump is corrupt, they just can’t prove it. That inability to prove it is not getting in the way of the march to impeach the 45th president of the United States, as the chorus of voices calling for the start of impeachment proceedings continues to grow.

Media Democrats are bedside themselves, upset at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hesitance to go all in on removing the president. Congressional Democrats have introduced impeachment resolutions and launched investigations in search of crimes in the hope of finding something, anything, to justify what they’re setting up. It’s the antithesis of what the justice system in this country is supposed to be.

But this is the justice system Democrats want, at least for everyone they don’t like. Brett Kavanaugh was guilty of something before he was even accused. When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with insane, unverified, unprovable “allegations” of sexual assault, that was enough for Democrats to turn into Torquemada. If they’d had the power, they would have executed him on the spot.

The “crime” any Republican is naturally guilty of is not being on their side, and the punishment is destruction. They’ll figure out a reason for that destruction later.

Nearly two years and $25 million dollars spent thoroughly combing through everything Trump related, coming up empty isn’t going to prevent them from their dream of destroying the man who beat Hillary Clinton. They’re still insisting Russian collusion happened, and they never stopped demanding that Donald Trump obstructed justice.


Robert Mueller, no Trump fan, found there was no collusion, but dreams die hard. He was more ambiguous on obstruction, leaving that to the Attorney General. William Barr, after a pow-wow with his top advisors, concluded that did not happen either. But Democrats insist it did.

Leftists insist mean tweets about Mueller are somehow obstruction. They are certain that telling a staffer to have Mueller fired, a right the president has, then not following up on it when it didn’t happen is the same as setting fire to evidence.

You’d think if the president wanted someone fired on, say, a Tuesday, and he’d given that order, by that Friday he might notice that the order wasn’t carried out. If he’d meant it, there’d likely be a second conversation, something along the lines of, “Hey, I can’t help but notice that the guy I told you to fire hasn’t been fired. What gives?” But that did not happen. So how does that qualify as obstruction of justice?

As weak as the case would be, there is no crime of “attempted obstruction of justice,” only obstruction of justice. It’s not like attempted murder, where someone tried and failed to kill someone, you either obstruct justice or you do not.

Growing up, I know I drove my parents nuts. And I knew it at the time. I can guarantee you there were times they, particularly my mother, said to someone, “I could kill that kid.” It’s natural. It’s also not attempted murder.

People say things, especially when angry, without ever acting on them. Donald Trump may well have told people to have Robert Mueller fired, but he didn’t act on it, he didn’t follow through on it. Mueller was able to complete his investigation, which he could have dragged out as long as he wanted, without interference and with complete cooperation from the White House. If that is obstruction, every dictionary needs to be rewritten.


Yet Democrats insist it is.

Moreover, they want to dig deeper. You can tell they know the weakness of their case by the fact that they’re desperate to find anything else.

They want 10 years of tax and business records to see if the President may have broken any laws. That’s the job of the IRS, which has been auditing Trump for decades and charged him with nothing. But Democrats no longer control the IRS, they can’t use it as a weapon against him like Obama did to his opponents, so they don’t trust it because it hasn’t come up with the results they want.

They're looking at impeachment in search of a reason, like a mob in search of a crime. That’s not how our criminal justice, or even political system, works. Investigations are launched when a crime has occurred, they aren’t launched to find a crime. They aren’t launched to justify an outcome.

There is no human being in the country whose every move has been scrutinized more than Donald Trump and they’ve come up empty. There are book deals, speaking fees, movie deals, and the undying love and devotion of every liberal in the country awaiting anyone with evidence that Donald Trump has broken the law, and no one has come forward.

There are lots of people who don’t like him, millions who would love to see him destroyed, but no one has come forward to claim the prize. That can’t be by accident.

Democrats won’t stop – they can’t stop – promises have been made, and the alternative would be to run against the strongest economy in a generation. They can’t compete with that, so an alternative had to be found.


Yes, impeachment, as has often been said, is a political act, but it shouldn’t be a political weapon. It’s all Democrats have, however, so they aren’t about to let the lack of a reason for it stand in their way.

Derek is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!) and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses.

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