The White House has pointed out three facts the House Democrats cannot change in their impeachment probe though they have tried almost everything by this point.
First, the impeachment inquiry itself was unauthorized and unconstitutional, White House said in a daily summary on Monday, Jan. 27.
“Breaking with historical precedent, the probe began long before the House was even permitted to vote on it. Instead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) simply announced the inquiry with a press conference. It’s the only impeachment in American history to begin that way,” the White House explained.
From there, Democrat-led House committees began issuing subpoenas with the unconstitutional demand that White House officials provide closed-door testimony without the right to executive branch counsel. The Democrats threw 150 years of precedent out the window, denying President Donald Trump the basic due-process protections afforded to both Presidents Nixon and Clinton.
Second, their whole case is irreparably damaged by the person leading it, the White House said.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who supervised the “investigation,” should actually be called as a fact witness in the case. Far from a neutral referee, Schiff and his team coordinated with the very whistleblower at the center of the Ukraine probe—before the complaint was even filed.
Even worse, he lied about it, earning four Pinocchios from The Washington Post fact-checkers for his attempt to cover it up. Schiff’s involvement in orchestrating this sham impeachment makes it obvious he should never have been in charge of investigating it.
Third, and most important, President Trump did nothing wrong, let alone break the law.
White House said that multiple witnesses affirmed that President Trump was right to worry about corruption in Ukraine.
The president’s “deeply rooted” view of past Ukrainian corruption was a “reasonable position,” Ambassador Kurt Volker testified. “Most people who know anything about Ukraine would think that.”
And despite Democrats’ insistence that even looking into Burisma and the Bidens was “baseless”—indeed, impeachable—the facts say otherwise. A lot of people and organizations thought that there was cause to raise the issue. Among them are the Obama State Department, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office, Hunter Biden’s business partner Chris Heinz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, Ukrainian law enforcement, some news outlets, and many more.
“The bottom line is that a president has both the right and the responsibility to protect American taxpayers from foreign corruption, including in Ukraine,” the White House said. “If the American people disagree with that policy decision, they have every right to say so—at the ballot box.”