Blubbering House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff staged an embarrassing spectacle of fake sorrow and tears during his closing remarks in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Friday night.
His theatrical finale was staged to lubricate the hearts of Republican senators and voters across the country as the curtain came down and the Democrats reluctantly left the impeachment stage.
The ‘lead prosecutor’ in the impeachment trial outlined the Democrats’ flailing case against the president based on accusations that he withheld military aid from Ukraine and dangled a White House visit to President Volodymyr Volonsky.
His motive, they say, was to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a candidate for president, and his son Hunter Biden who served on the board of a gas company for a lucrative $83,000 a month.
This was an attempt by Trump to influence the outcome of the 2020 elections, Schiff argued and the president must be removed from office as he poses a threat to our democracy which must be eliminated at all cost.
“Whether you like the president, or dislike the president, is immaterial. It’s all about the Constitution and his misconduct,” Schiff said sorrowfully. “What matters is whether he is a danger to the country, because he will do it again. And none of us can have confidence, based on his record, that he will not do it again because he is telling us every day that he will.”
“The founders gave us more than words. They gave us inspiration,” Schiff sniveled in a Razzie-worthy performance. “They may have receded into mythology, but they inspire us still. And more than us, they inspire the rest of the world. … And increasingly they don’t recognize what they see. It’s a terrible tragedy for them; it is a worst tragedy for us,” he said.
His closing request melted the hearts of the Resistance: “Americans get a fair trial — and so I ask you, I implore you. Give America a fair trial. Give America a fair trial. She’s worth it.” Republican law-makers were reportedly stone faced however.
After all, this is the same character that spent weeks helping the CIA whistleblower to craft the complaint that was used as a pretext to start the impeachment inquiry.
Current and former American officials revealed to the The New York Times last year that Schiff had knowledge of the allegations and assisted him with writing the complaint before it was formally filed on August 12.
Schiff also lied about having ‘stone-cold evidence’ that Trump colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 elections, a claim that was debunked during the special counsel investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller.
Schiff tried to pass off his own version of the transcript of the president’s phone call to Zelensky in Congress last September, since the actual call transcript had no incriminating behavior on which to build a case for impeachment.
As House Intelligence Committee Chairman, the whimpering lawmaker ran a tyrannical, mob-style impeachment inquiry which he conducted from a secure vault in the Capitol basement away from the media. There he unflinchingly blocked witnesses and documents that would have provided exculpatory evidence on behalf of the president. He was empowered to have the final say over the release of transcripts and evidence.
He was a team player while Democrats denied Trump the right to counsel and to call witnesses on his behalf. The Republican minority were not able to fully participate in all proceedings or have equal authority to issue subpoenas.
The heartbroken Schiff has shed no tears for the many people in Trump’s orbit ensnared in a vindictive web of indictments, jail sentences, subpoenas and forced, repeated Congressional testimonies, all because they at one time associated with the president.
The special counsel investigation by Mueller netted 199 criminal charges, 37 indictments, 7 guilty pleas, and 5 prison sentences. They include sickly 70-year-old Paul Manafort who is still incarcerated for financial crimes and 67 year old Roger Stone, who the Democrats would love to see serve time for his conviction on seven counts of lying to Congress and witness tampering. We should all be crying for them.