Not Tired of Winning Yet C

Another triumph is won. That brings the count to one hundred.

The President has been acquitted.

The charges were unconstitutional, false, illogical and absurd from the beginning, the hearing was conducted along openly Stalinist lines, without due process, without witnesses or counsel for the defense, on the instigation of an anonymous accuser, making no logical accusations legally adequate for the charge, and promoted for purely partisan reasons by a slavishly corrupt news media.

In an Orwellian inversion of normal language, the two charges were ‘Abuse of Power’ and ‘Obstruction of Congress.’

The term ‘Abuse of Power’ is being used in this case to refer to the routine practice of foreign policy, which takes place within the sole discretion of the President.

In this particular case, a previous administration in 1998 made a treaty with Ukraine promising mutual cooperation in criminal investigations, so the President, even had he pressured Ukraine to cooperate in a criminal investigation, would have been doing no more than carrying out longstanding foreign policy clearly in the interests of the United States.

That there was no evidence whatsoever of any use, much less abuse, of presidential power in this case is irrelevant.

Even had a single witness come forward to testify that the president placed a temporary hold on disbursing funds earmarked for overseas aid in order to pressure or threaten a foreign power to cooperate with an investigation into corruption, such a use of power is not an abuse.

That no evidence emerged to support this central contention merely renders the whole affair into a clownish farce. The bozos cannot even frame a frame up correctly or convincingly. When one is framing a victim for a crime he did not commit, it behooves one to select an act which is actually a crime, and then to collect false witnesses or bogus evidence to back that contention. In this case, there are neither.

The central contention is that political figures and their families involved in corruption scandals become immune from investigation merely by pretending that one day the politician may or may not be the candidate proposed by whatever party currently does not hold the White House, and therefore to investigate that any corrupt politician’s family member violates that immunity and hence is an abuse of Presidential power.

This is a novel theory of law, and one none have yet explicated.

Had the previous administration not falsified sworn testimony to the FISA court in order to obtain an illegal warrant to wiretap this President, the theory would carry more weight. Were this not the third or fourth failed frame up, the motives of the accusers might not be so obviously false, partisan and self-serving.

The second point was ‘Obstruction of Congress’ which is a meaningless phrase, selected solely because it sounds like it should be bad. The so called ‘Obstruction’ in this case was the perfectly legal normal procedure of referring illegal and unconstitutional subpoenas to a court of law for a ruling on their legitimacy: which is not obstruction at all, but the exercise of due process.

It cannot logically be an impeachable offence to use legal means to hinder an unlawful abuse of power taking place under the color of the impeachment clause. As well say that a man who is accused of no other crime can be arrested for resisting arrest, or found guilty solely because he fails to enter a guilty plea.

The House managers erected the novel legal theory that the accused, if accused under the impeachment process, has only those legal rights the House, at its sole discretion, sees fit to extend.

This theory is not in keeping with any established precedent in any legal written system in Common Law, Cannon Law, Roman Law, or the Code of Hammurabi.

This theory is raw tyranny, the infamous and insolent abuse of power for its own sake, performed only by those who either do not foresee, or do not fear, any retribution for their injustice.

Mitt Romney joins John McCain in the roster of enduring infamy, in providing cover and concealment for the opposing party, and working to undermine the Republicans. The idea is that his single vote to convict will prevent statements that the impeachment was purely partisan from being taken seriously.

This is a serious miscalculation on Romney’s part: it does not mean that the vote was not partisan, it merely means Romney is a de facto member, and perhaps always has been. As well say that Vidkun Quislings behavior in overturning the Norwegian government to install a pro-Nazi one was bipartisan.

This outcome was predictable from the first, leaving observers to wonder why Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler engaged in it in the first place.  In what way the Three Impostors calculated (or hallucinated) the farcical witch-hunt might serve the Democrat Party, rather than diminish it, is a matter of speculation.

Meanwhile, while these shenanigans were ongoing, in the same one month period of time, the USMCA treaty was signed, fulfilling yet another Trump promise, and ushering in yet another win for him.

There is  a prior column on this topic, and we need not dwell here on the ramifications, save to say that if CNN regards it is a disaster, it surely is a blessing.

Another win was the unveiling of a new Middle East Peace initiative. This is a foreign policy triumph not because peace will necessarily, or even probably, result, but only because it is a sign of a maturing foreign policy, one which rejects the illogical and failed policies of decades of unrealistic, slipshod approaches. Anything the New York Times hates has at least some merit to it.

Another win was a signature of Phase One of the China-United States trade deal. When first announced in October, the news sent the stock market surging to new records: The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Average were both up by around 0.80% on Thursday.

The deal includes promises by China to buy more U.S. farm goods, in return for slashing existing U.S. tariffs, which cover roughly $516 billion of Chinese goods, by 50%. The deal included are provisions to deter intellectual property theft and currency manipulation.

Another win was the killing of another terror master in the Middle East Qassim al-Rimi, Al Qaeda’s chief in Yemen in an airstrike after he repeatedly threatened to attack American soil. Al-Rimi was one of 23 who escaped in the February 2006 prison-break in Yemen, along with other notable al-Qaeda members.

The State of the Union speech was also a triumphant win, not only for its list of accomplishments, soaring rhetoric, and the brilliant showmanship of its personal moments, but also at the sad truth revealed by the hissing, stony-faced, infantile behavior of the snarling Democrats.

They did not applaud for lower unemployment among minorities, for men getting off drugs and getting an honest job, for saving the poor from failing schools, for the dreams of joining the Space Force of the great-grandson of one of the Tuskegee airmen, for a drawdown of troops overseas, or for prison reform … all of the things the Left would actually favor, if anything they said about their movement were true. Nothing they say is, and so they scowl, or even hiss, at the mention of Americans rising from despair and poverty to hope and high achievement. The truth is plain for those willing to look.

The address ended with a vision and a promise:

“We look at tomorrow and see unlimited frontiers just waiting to be explored. Our brightest discoveries are not yet known. Our most thrilling stories are not yet told. Our grandest journeys are not yet made. The American age, the American epic, the American adventure has only just begun. Our spirit is still young. The sun is still rising. God’s grace is still shining. And, my fellow Americans, the best is yet to come. Thank you.”

As he concluded, Trump walked from the lectern. Behind him, Nancy Pelosi ostentatiously ripped up the official copy of the speech.

The sad truth is plain. That this point has been made so clearly, while sad, is one more win for all men of good will.

Pelosi, and the party she represents, hates you, America.

As a note of law: since the physical document, not the audible speech, is what is Constitutionally required for the President to deposit with the heads of the Joint Session, who are officers of the United States, it follows that mutilation whereof is actually a violation of law, specifically 18 U.S. Code § 2071.Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally

(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.