Are Nasty Nancy and Sacka Schiff hoping to entrap Trump?
Three items to consider:
1. When Bill Clinton testified in a deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit he was ambushed with questions about Monica Lewinsky. Bill Clinton did what most married men would do when questioned about their sidepiece: he lied. Unfortunately for Slick Willie, Paula Jones’ lawyer had set a perjury trap. Lying under oath is called perjury. Ken Starr was supposedly investigating Whitewater, but he was allowed to add Monica to the list of things he was investigating. One of the four articles of impeachment that were filed in the House was the allegation that Old Billy lied under oath. But that count was not passed by the House. Contrary to popular belief, Clinton was not impeached for lying about a blowjob.
2. During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, there were lots of discussions as to whether Saddaam had weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s) The Bush administration claimed that Hussein was trying to buy uranium to make bombs,A guy named Joe Wilson went to Niger to see if Hussein was buying uranium (aka “yellowcake”) in Africa. When he returned he published an OpEd in the NYT contradicting the Bush Administration.
The Bushies were pissed. Then Richard Armitage told Robert Nowak that Wilson’s wife (Valerie Plame) was CIA. This triggered an investigation. Armitage was not charged with anything, but VP Cheney’s assistant (Scooter Libby) was nailed for lying.
3. One of the reasons that Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian Collusion took so long was that Mueller (or whoever was really in charge) was hoping that they could ensnare Trump in a perjury trap or get him to do something they could call “obstruction of justice.”
It was just over a week ago when I thought to myself that things seemed to be starting to calm down in Washington D.C. A lot of Democrats had pinned their hopes on Mueller, but that longshot didn’t pay off. Kavanaugh II was the lamest sequel ever, and it was time for politicians to get busy raising campaign donations. We’ve dropped to double digits in shopping days until Christmas.
In early January 1968 in Vietnam, Military Command Saigon did not anticipate any trouble during the Tet holiday.
So the shit hit the fan, but it was a tiny turd and the fan was moving slow. The Democrats were doing the Batusi over a letter they had never seen. They talked a lot about stuff that could be in the letter, and stuff Trump might do. I thought the show was over When Trump announced he was releasing both the letter and the fake whistleblower complaint. Queen Botoxi came running out to announce that the House was opening an impeachment inquiry. Except she really didn’t. The House never voted All she really most sincerely did was give her two henchmen (Bugeyes and Gunt) carte blanche to harass anyone who supports Trump, is named Trump, and/or has a name that rhymes with “Trump.”
Then yesterday we learned that Bugeyes was aware of the whistleblower before anyone else, and may have given the WB guidance on working the system
Maybe it’s just me, but something doesn’t smell right.
Do the Democrats really plan to impeach Trump over a phone call in which he did nothing wrong? They would have to be very, very stupid to do that, and you should never assume that your opponent is stupid. So assuming they are both reasonably intelligent and sane (M’Naghten Rule) then what are they up to? When assessing the Democrat leadership I do not assume that they are motivated or restrained by any moral principles, religious beliefs, or patriotism. I do not assume that they are restrained by law either. They are motivated by two things and two things only – money and power. (When you think about it, money and power are basically the same thing, because if you have one you have the other.)
Democrats are restrained by the fear of losing money and power. They care about their official constituents only to the extent that under our system they need to win elections to stay in power. They care far more about their unofficial constituents – the Malefactors of Great Wealth who supply the money they crave.
Does anybody honestly believe that Donald Trump does not already know the identity of the whistleblower, as well as the identity of some if not all of his anonymous co-conspirators? If Trump doesn’t know it is because he does not want to know.
What would happen if Trump disclosed the identity of the whistleblower? What if he had the whistleblower arrested? What if the whistleblower was exposed and then murdered? Do you think that the Democrats would call that an impeachable offense?
The Democrats believe that Donald Trump is impulsive and easily angered. They have no respect for his intelligence either. Could they be hoping to lure or goad Trump into taking some action vis-à-vis the whistleblower they could use against him the same way that Robert Mueller hoped to get Trump to lie under oath or obstruct justice?
Although the whistleblower’s identity remains a secret officially, there are a number of clues to his identity that would make it relatively easy for someone in the White House to figure it out. There are a relatively small number of possible suspects. I would start by checking access logs on the computers to find out who has been doing searches for stuff relating to the Ukraine phone call. If the White House doesn’t have that ability then their security is deficient.
If the Democrats were hoping to bait Trump into acting supidly they seem to have failed. Don’t be surprised if the whistleblower’s identity is soon leaked to the media by the Democrats who then accuse Trump of doing it. I wouldn’t rule out the whistleblower getting Epsteined either.
Last but not least, if it comes to a showdown where the Democrats have to pee or get off the pot on impeachment, the whistleblower will likely refuse to appear and testify. His attorneys will claim he is afraid of Trump but what he really fears is the investigation and cross-examination that coming forward would allow. If he refused to testify the Democrats would not be exposed as liars who were complicit in trying to overthrow our duly elected President.
The Democrat leadership isn’t stupid, but a lot of their voters sure are.
“What are we gonna do tonight?”
“The same thing we do every night, try to take over the world!”