Chuck and Nancy's phony outrage

David Harsanyi:
If there’s anyone left in America who actually believes Democratic Party leaders are interested in constructive dialogue with President Trump on substantive policy issues like infrastructure, I have a Russian conspiracy theory to sell them.

When Trump cut short a meeting Wednesday with Democratic leaders on a potential infrastructure deal, liberals and their media allies had found their ginned-up outrage of the week. An allegedly irate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had come to the White House in the “spirit of bipartisanship,” only to be rebuffed.

This, only hours after Pelosi had accused the president of engaging in a criminal “coverup.”

According to media reports, Trump walked in without “sitting down or shaking hands,” and told those assembled that while he’s willing to work on infrastructure deals, trade agreements and farm bills, it’s going to be impossible if Pelosi keeps accusing him of criminality and supporting perpetual trolling expeditions in Congress.

And then, in Trumpian fashion, the president headed to the Rose Garden to meet the press and demanded Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.”

Now, when we consider that the entire agenda of congressional Democrats is to investigate an already completed special counsel inquiry that had cleared the president of conspiratorial charges that had been propagated by his opposition for two years, it seems unlikely Pelosi will heed Trump’s demand.

Earlier in day, in fact, Pelosi had met with her caucus on the issue of impeachment. Though Pelosi called the summit a “respectful sharing of ideas,” she reportedly cautioned her members about the potential political disadvantages of an impeachment.

Still, Pelosi felt compelled to placate fellow Democrats. “We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a coverup,” she told the world after the meeting. “We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States.”

Perhaps one day the political pressure will become too much to stop impeachment. As of now, however, why would Pelosi have any interest in moving forward with a costly and precarious process when she can prosecute a political impeachment through forever investigations buttressed by a pliant media that adopts every narrative she offers?
Democrats are pushing this disgraceful investigation without end as a defensive matter as the real crimes are being investigated and prepared for prosecution by the Barr DOJ  Democrats are frightened to their bones about what it will reveal about the failed coup attempt.


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