For a few years now, we see President Trump has always been one or two steps ahead of the Democrats as they continue trying to throw him under the bus. Democrats thought they had something with the Mueller investigations, but the president has come out of the situation clean. The only thing which was questionable to them they thought was the “obstruction of justice.”
Even with that issue, the Democrats hit roadblocks as the president uses his executive powers to override every trick they pull. Now they are calling on witnesses who do not work in the White House.
The Democrats figure if someone outside of the White House has information on the president, then the president cannot pull an executive order to stop them from getting answers. They are going to use the former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and President Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski who had key roles in the Mueller Report.
The Democrats are in search of anyone who has never served in the Trump administration who they feel could benefit their case as key witnesses for Congress. These also include Rick Gates and Paul Manafort who were top campaign officials and pleaded guilty in the Mueller Investigation.
Former Attorney Michael Flynn is another one who may receive a presidential pardon and was also a key factor in the report.
As the leader of the obstruction probe, Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland and a member of the Judiciary panel who seeks impeachment hearings, stated, “These people could be called without any reasonable shred of a claim of executive privilege.”
With the White House blocking documents and witnesses through executive orders, Democrats have become frustrated as their investigations have come to a halt with every turn and with everything they try. They feel this move may give them the momentum they need to get the ball rolling in their favor.
Democrats hope with the high profile witnesses they are subpoenaing, they will capture the public’s attention to make them feel special again, which is highly unlikely. Lawmakers who support impeachment strongly support the move to calling these witnesses as they feel it will be in their favor to remove the president through the impeachment process.
Between the House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, they feel they have a case put together since all of their witnesses so far have been blocked through executive order, not cooperated, or handed over the evidence requested only to find there was nothing they could use because it proved the president’s innocence.
It does not matter how good the Democrats feel about this decision to call these witnesses, there is one key factor they seem to have forgotten. All of these witnesses are loyal friends of President Trump. The truth they seek to find may be what kills their investigations. Almost all of the Republicans and Trump supporters are praying they do take the stand.
A St. John’s University law professor, John Q. Barrett stated, “Where’s Paul Manafort? He’s in a prison somewhere. He’s readily available. Get him a suit. Get him a haircut. Have him testify.” Barrett is getting everyone back to Capitol Hill for further questioning such as Michael Cohen, Gates, and Flynn.
Barrett continued, “The people who were actors in the conduct are available. They’re fully and cleanly available to the Congress.”
Many people see this as the biggest failure and waste of time in the History of America.
A former federal prosecutor, Joe diGenova had this to say, which leaves Trump supporters to believe it is a waste of time, “You know what happens in a hearing like that, the witness says, ‘You know what, Mr. Nadler, go to hell. I’m sick of you. I’m sick of what you’ve done to my family. If they want to do that, I’d be there with a camera to watch that. How stupid. Do they think people are going to roll over and play dead for these morons? They may accept just to have the opportunity to spit in the face of Elijah Cummings, Schiff and Nadler, and I would recommend that they do it.” diGenova said in conclusion, “If they want to call Corey [Lewandowski], that’d be their biggest mistake. Ooohoo! I hope they do it. They’re going to regret it.”
It was reported last year, Lewandowski went through the same experience and said he is not answering any of their “f—ing” questions.