What's the end-game strategy?

Monday, October 14, 2019
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Pelosi leads Dems down stepsA former Justice Department attorney says the Democrats' impeachment strategy is actually about creating chaos, frenzy, and disorder.

The White House has sent out a letter stating categorially that it will not cooperate with the Democrats' continued demands until a formal impeachment vote is held before the entire House. And regarding the way the impeachment investigation is being handled, House Republicans like Mark Meadows (North Carolina) argue that hardened criminals have better protections than the president of the United States right now. Meadows  further says this is all about politics and trying to make sure the president does not get re-elected.

J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department attorney who now serves as chief counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, tells OneNewsNow the rules of impeachment do not matter to Democrats.


"What matters is what might happen in chaos," he continues. "Nixon wasn't convicted by the Senate. He wasn't even impeached but he left. They know that chaos and frenzy and disorder favors their political agenda, and so they're attempting to create chaos and frenzy and disorder, because you never know what comes out of that."

Adams recalls what came of the Republicans' effort to impeach Bill Clinton.

"It didn't hurt Bill Clinton," the attorney notes. "It solidified him in the minds of many, particularly in the middle, that he was an aggrieved president who suffered at the hands of a partisan misguided hunt. And that was the conventional wisdom."

Trump being interviewedAdams says it is too early to tell what will happen to Trump, but a recent Fox News poll showed that 51 percent of those surveyed want the president impeached and removed from office.

But while he thinks the impeachment effort is about chaos and disorder, a conservative scholar believes Democrats are trying to wear down Donald Trump’s physical and mental resilience.

"Is it just a primal scream to get this emotion out, or is it just to have an inquiry and create enough chaos and smears and leaks that maybe you can drive his polls down like we have already seen in the Rasmussen poll today," Victor Davis Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, speculated during a recent interview on the Fox News Channel. "Or is it to actually have a vote and impeach him and then have an asterisk behind his name for the 2020 election?"

He continued to suggest that the Democrats' end-game may be more macabre.


"I think they are trying to wear down the physical and mental resilience of Donald Trump," Hanson submits. "I think people think at some point the legendary Trump physicality is going to crack. Each one of these assaults, whether it's Mueller, the 25th Amendment, or whistleblower, it's like an invisible little crack in an eggshell. And at some point, maybe this whistleblower or Ukraine business, the final tap will just implode everything, and he will be gone, and we won't have to worry about him anymore."

The scholar adds that Democrats do not believe in a constitutional referendum in 2020. The Constitution states to have an up or down vote for their president to see if he should be re-elected.


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