Here we go again! The efforts to impeach Donald Trump began even before his inauguration and continue unabated to this very day. Frankly, it’s an unabashed view of just really ugly hatred for a single individual can be!
Let’s stipulate, for the record, that Donald Trump was elected President of The United States in 2016. Thats unarguable! One would surely realize that to be a fact--cut and dried--but it appears that many partisans from academia, the media, Republican never Trump haters and members of the Washington swamp that truly is the deep state are having a real problem.
All of this in spite of the fact that, under an electoral college system outlined by our Constitution, enough American citizens affirmed the fact that it was their decision that this was the man to whom they wished to place the destiny of our country for the next four years.
Immediately it became apparent there were a large of Americans who are members of the Democrat party as well as the Republican establishment who were not going to accept the results of that election. Somehow their candidate Hillary Clinton (Democrats and even some Republicans fall into this group) failed to convince enough people that it had already been ordained by the media and powerful members of her own party that she would become the chief executive by acclamation.
The hard-working rank and file that represent middle America had seen enough of the slouch toward socialism that was so apparent under President Barack Obama. Inane restrictions and regulations had become a huge drag on an economy attempting to recover. The voters were tired of a stagnant economy and were weary of hearing how “America was never that great” and what we were seeing was going to be the new reality in this proud country. A fertile field of divisive politics were being sold with increasing effectiveness by academia, the media and Ms. Clinton’s own political party.
“You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.” Thank Heaven there are enough people left in America who do have the capacity to think for themselves. Those bright lights of discernment during dark times have been instrumental in electing a man to office who displays no pretense.
Donald Trump does not “poll test” everything he says or does. When one sets aside the fact he is a billionaire, Mr. Trump is closer to the thinking of the average American than anyone we’ve had in quite sometime, at least that’s my opinion. He is a businessman who has fought the wars required to enrich an economy which had been allowed, even encouraged one might argue, to languish in the doldrums for over a decade.
Have any of you stopped for a moment to analyze the results of the millions of collars spent to try Paul Manafort on charges inspired and driven by the Robert Muller “Russian collusion” investigation? Basically everything derived from this media-driven frenzy could have been ascertained by a basic Internal Revenue Service audit. The man was convicted of tax evasion and tax evasion is certainly within the I.R.S. purview! We simply did not need all of those expensive lawyers.
Immediately newspapers, electronic news reporting services and social media exploded with the breathless reports that President Trump was on the cusp of being impeached. Lannie Davis, a Clinton sycophant and attorney for the President’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, almost fell over himself to announce that his client had “the goods” on Mr. Trump and would soon spill it all to Robert Mueller. Mr. Davis has since walked all that back, much to the consternation of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post and The New York Times. It now seems the truth of the matter is that Mr.
Cohen knows nothing!
Here we are, well into the second year of an investigation which has revealed nothing which has anything to do with its original mandate: Russian collusion and malfeasance on the part of the Trump campaign. Our understanding that, at this point, the wrongdoing is with the FBI, The Justice Department and the Hillary Clinton campaign. There certainly appears, at least to me, enough overt evidence of interference in a Presidential election by the Democrats and their National Committee as well as high-placed individuals in the government as to require more than a little scrutiny.
Two years of pursuing an individual with a group that enjoys extraordinary power, financial resources and autonomy and one would be able to indict anyone, including the Pope! This is personal and political and has spun completely out of control when Muller’s group have dug up charges that are ten years old to charge Trump associates. No one seriously doubts that those charges, which previous prosecutors passed on, have any purpose than place pressure on Manafort and Cohen to “flip” and invent testimony intended to tarnish the duly elected, sitting President of The United States.
But, as always, that’s only one man’s opinion.
Fred Hall is publisher of the Sentinel.