Nunes closing argument describes the Democrat coup attempts against President Trump
Via Stu Cvrk:
...There is more. It captures the bad faith demonstrated by the Democrats at every step in the process. The polls show that the votes are in large part rejecting these ridiculous show trials produced by Adam Schiff and his cohorts in the media. If Democrats get a trouncing in 2020 they will have certainly earned it. There should also be an overwhelming push back against the treasonous members of the Deep State.
I have stressed in these hearings that the whistleblower complaint was merely a pretext for Donald Trump’s political opponents to do what they’ve been trying to do since he was elected – oust the President from office. A brief timeline will illustrate the wide range of extraordinary attacks his administration has faced.
I’m going to start in June of 2016 when Donald Trump was just a candidate. On behalf of the Democrat National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS hires Christopher Steele to write the “Steele Dossier,” a collection of false allegations attributed to Russian sources claiming the Donald Trump is a Russian agent.
Fast forward to January 6, 2017. FBI Director James Comey briefs President-elect Trump on the Steele dossier. The briefing is leaked to CNN, and soon afterwards Buzzfeed publishes the dossier.
January 20, 2017. On President Trump’s inauguration day, the Washington Post runs a story headlined, “The campaign to impeach Donald Trump has begun.”
January 30, 2017. Ten days later, the whistleblower’s current lawyer tweets, “#coup has started. First of many steps #rebellion #impeachment will follow immediately.”
March 22, 2017. Democrats on this committee falsely declare on national TV that they have more than circumstantial evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
July 12, 2017. An article of impeachment is filed against President Trump in the House of Representatives.
November 15, 2017. Democrats file additional articles of impeachment against President Trump.
As you see, this was just in President Trump’s first year in office. He was subjected to a coordinated smear operation designed to falsely portray him as a Russian agent, as well as attempts to impeach him. This all occurred before his now infamous call with President Zelensky.
In 2018, the attacks continued, often from Executive Branch officials charged with implementing his policies. On February 2, 2018, Intelligence Committee Republicans released a memo revealing that the FBI use fabrications of the Steele dossier to get a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate.
September 5, 2018. The NY Times prints a column by an anonymous Trump Administration official who explains that he and other senior officials are “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of Trump’s agenda.”
December 7, 2018. James Comey admits to Congress that the Steele Dossier was unverified before and after the FBI used it to spy on the Trump campaign associate.
The Russia hoax continued to be the main focus of attacks going into 2019, but when that entire operation collapsed, a new impeachment pretext had to be found.
May 4, 2019. On national television, a Democrat congressman proclaims, “I am concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get reelected.”
July 24, 2019. Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies to Congress about his report, which debunked the conspiracy theory that Trump campaign associates conspired with Russia to hack the 2016 elections.
July 25, 2019. Just the very next day, a new anti-Trump begins as someone listens to the President’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky and leaks the contents to the so-called whistleblower.
September 13, 2019. Democrats on this committee take the extraordinary step of issuing a press release related to the whistleblower’s complaint.
October 2, 2019. It’s revealed that Democrat staff on this committee had contact with the whistleblower BEFORE he submitted his complaint to the Inspector General, contradicting Democrat denials that such contact had occurred.
October 31, 2019. Probably the most appropriate day. Democrats in the House of Representatives vote to open an official impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
What you’ve seen in this room over the past two weeks is a show trial upon the result of three years of political operations and dirty tricks. Campaigns waged against this president. And like any good show trial, the verdict was decided before the trial ever began. After all and denouncing the President for years as a Russian agent and a threat to democracy, how could the Democrats not impeach him? If they don’t move to overthrow him, it would indicate they don’t really believe their own dire warnings about the threat he poses.
The Democrats only needed a pretext. When their Russian dossiers and investigations failed to do the job, they moved to Plan B: the Ukraine hoax.
This spectacle with its secret depositions and its mid-hearing press conferences is not meant to discover the facts; it was designed to produce a specific story-line to be pushed forward by the Democrats and their supporters in the media.