Every day Democrats set their hair on fire for some new outrageous, inappropriate or criminal act that they allege President Donald Trump has committed.
They have not let up on their attacks on his constitutionally mandated executive privileges. Every move the president makes is subject to scrutiny by his detractors.
Democrats have turned to Congress and the courts to hammer away at constitutional protections and precedents, all in an effort to get Trump. They are challenging his presidential authority on almost every action he takes, attempting to strip him of rights afforded to previous presidents and setting new judicial precedents to neutralize his power.
Trump is unbowed and undeterred in his quest to protect the presidency and preserve executive privilege for future presidents. He has survived every attempt to curtail his powers and oust him from office.
The roster of activities in the House of Representatives has been dominated by hearings about potentially criminal acts on several fronts. Many have already been examined by previously closed investigations. Various House committees have been pouring over subpoenaed documents to find impeachable offences even though one impeachment trial just ended with the president’s acquittal on February 5th.
This week the Democratic Party and its GOP allies are outraged that the president questioned the 7 to 9 year sentence recommendation of federal prosecutors on Monday for his former campaign adviser, 67-year-old Roger Stone. They say he is “politicizing” the Justice Department, which he leads as the country’s chief law enforcement officer, and meddling in a federal criminal trial by putting his thumb on the scale.
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday called for an emergency hearing and investigation into the department’s actions while launching incendiary attacks on Attorney General William Barr, calling for his resignation.
Tongue-tied California Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed in a press conference, “There is so much malfeasance with the people in the executive branch right now … We can point out the disrespect the rule of law, for lying to Congress. And that was really, really bad. It’s not a good thing. It’s lying to the American people. It’s lying to the American people under oath. But our priorities are to do our jobs for the American people.”
Last Friday his adversaries were incensed that Trump was ousting several White House officials who had testified at his impeachment inquiry, even though he has the absolute right to select people he wants to serve in the White House. They accused him of seeking political “revenge.”
They have also chosen to attack the president while rushing to placate Iran as the country pursues their dangerous mission to dominate the world with their military might, even praising Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani after he was assassinated by a U.S. drone.
The president was forced to order military action to kill Soleimani and several Iran-backed militia leaders for orchestrating the killings of American citizens and bombing U.S. targets in Iraq with the help of Iranian-backed forces.
Trump’s enemies want him to be submissively restrained at a time when the country is facing terroristic threats from around the world. The Senate is currently debating the Iran War Powers resolution and a vote is scheduled for Thursday aimed at reining in his ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.
The measure is expected to reach the 51-vote threshold needed to pass, with the help of several acquiescent Republican senators. Thankfully, it probably won’t survive a presidential veto.
New York Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday its passage in the House and Senate will send a warning to the White House, even if the president vetoes the measure.
Their pursuit of Trump over his overseas business dealings hit a wall in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last Friday. The Court tossed out a lawsuit brought by more than 200 congressional Democrats who sued the president for allegedly violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause which bars presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign and state governments.
Their quest to take down the president has not let up after they impeached him last October over his July 2019 phone call urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s troubling deals with the government. They insisted that Trump was plotting to win the upcoming election with Ukraine assistance, based on an anonymous complaint from ‘a whistleblower.’
It was a reenactment of their previous accusation that Trump stole the 2016 election with help from Russia, a claim that sparked a two-year investigation that eventually exonerated the president. They even accused Trump of obstruction of justice for the perfectly legal firing of former F.B.I. director James Comey during the ongoing investigation.
Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought told Politico on Wednesday his office does not expect the Trump administration to place another hold on security aid to Ukraine. “I am not going to take any tools that the president has off the table, but I don’t anticipate anything on that front,” he said.
The lawmakers have also accused Trump of breaking with decades of precedent for refusing to make his personal tax returns public. He has not submitted to their congressional requests and they are now preparing to argue their case before the Supreme Court on March 31. They claim they need to determine whether he has broken any tax laws, has financial ties to foreign governments or is being properly audited by the Internal Revenue Service as part of their oversight duties. Their real motivation is to find politically damaging information on the president.
His enemies have also tried to tarnish him as a sex offender using his association with now deceased convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Scores of women have accused the president of rape and sexual assault without any conclusive evidence.
The House has even tried to criminalize legal nondisclosure payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. Both women alleged they had affairs with Trump more than a decade ago and were paid to stay silent. Trump has adamantly denied the affairs ever happened.
The irony of it all is Democrats are the ones who have recklessly and corruptly abused their power since Trump took office. They have abused the justice system with improperly predicated probes. They trampled on the Constitution, impeaching him for dubious claims of ‘abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.’
Their investigation steam engine will keep rocking and rolling all the way to November, as they desperately seek an electoral advantage over the surging president.