The House continued their dog and pony impeachment show today, putting on four law professors as witnesses.
But they weren’t fact witnesses. So why are they even there? Purely to help push the Democratic narrative that there was an impeachable offense. Because apparently Americans aren’t buying it. So Democrats have to find some way to shine up their horrible case.
One constitutional law expert, Jonathan Turley, didn’t play along and said there was nothing impeachable. The other three claimed there was.
But the other professors were not objective evaluators and it was quite the circus, essentially a resistance fest of wild opinion.
First, let’s start with Noah Feldman, the Harvard Law professor. He apparently wanted to have Trump impeached from the beginning. As Twitchy notes, they really mean “from the beginning” as Feldman apparently been talking impeachment since March 2017 for ridiculous things such as tweets.
— Noah Feldman (@NoahRFeldman) March 7, 2017
Apparently availing yourself of your constitutional rights and use of the courts is “obstruction” to Feldman.
Noah Feldman: "I don't think it's possible to emphasize this strongly enough: a president who will not cooperate in an impeachment inquiry is putting himself above the law."
"Putting yourself above the law as president is the core of an impeachable offense." pic.twitter.com/fcTfo8ngIB
— ABC News (@ABC) December 4, 2019
Jonathan Turley on "obstruction": "If you impeach a president — if you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts — it IS an abuse of power. It's YOUR abuse of power. You are doing precisely what you're criticizing the president for doing." #impeachmenthearing
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) December 4, 2019
Then the wheels really came off when Stanford Law prof Pamela Karlan performed for the camera. Here she is losing it, talking about the part of the transcript where Trump said “do us a favor.”
This lady is completely deranged🤪 pic.twitter.com/5ka4o0wRun
— SIR PA4TRUMPD (@PA4TRUMPD) December 4, 2019
Wrong, since the reference to “do a favor for us” was for them to help look into the meddling in the 2016 election, so indeed it was for the U.S. But she looks and sounds crazed.
Of course she also a rabid liberal who donated to Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.
Here she is saying she wasn’t even able to walk on the same side of the street as the Trump Hotel.
The Democrats' Judiciary Committee witness Pamela Karlan has a MAJOR case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Watch her explain how she crossed the street rather than walk by the Trump hotel in Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/k0wJKKly1B
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 4, 2019
And this is the person to whom Democrats want us to listen?
But Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) finished them all off.
Rep. Gaetz to witnesses: "If you have personal knowledge of a single material fact in the Schiff report, please raise your hand. And let the record reflect no personal knowledge of a single fact and you know what, that continues on the tradition we saw from Adam Schiff." pic.twitter.com/q20pYZeaWl
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) December 4, 2019