One of the narratives the Democrats have regurgitated over and over during the entire impeachment saga is their belief that President Donald Trump went against his intelligence agencies' advice. They argue that Trump doesn't even trust his how intelligence agencies as if he handpicked every single person in every intelligence agency.
Even if Democrats disagree with the decisions the president has made, Trump's defense team on Saturday reminded senators that policy disagreements are not impeachable offenses.
"In his summation on Thursday night, [impeachment] manager Schiff complained that the president chose not to go with the determination of his intelligence agencies regarding foreign interference and, instead, decided he would listen to people that he trusted and would inquire about the Ukraine issue himself," Jay Sekulow said on the Senate floor. "Mr. Schiff did not like the fact that the president did not apparently blindly trust some of the advice he was being given by the intelligence agencies."
"First of all, let me be clear: disagreeing with the president's decision on foreign policy matters or whose advice he's going to take is in no way an impeachable offense," Sekulow said.
Sekulow: Disagreeing with the president's foreign policy decisions is not an impeachable offense. pic.twitter.com/CX0zXC8pjm— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 25, 2020
As Katie pointed out during a segment on Fox, President Trump had no reason to trust the intelligence agencies. Schiff made the argument that Trump failed to listen to the various intelligence agencies less than 24 hours after it was determined that the FISA warrants that were issued against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page were invalid.
The FBI repeatedly falsified and omitted information in order to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Knowing this, why would President Trump believe every single piece of so-called "advice" he was given?
You really can't blame the president for treading lightly, especially after the Mueller investigation.
As House Democrats present their case on abuse of power, Townhall's @KatiePavlich gives her analysis on Lead House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff's decision to berate President @realDonaldTrump for not trusting U.S. intelligence agencies on Ukraine and Russia. pic.twitter.com/cbV5FMDjc2— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 24, 2020