We knew for a long time that much of the Democratic Party is out to impeach President Trump, whether or not he is guilty of impeachable offenses. They will use many tactics to undermine this man, his family, and his presidency. What they are doing is part of their effort to radically transform the United States.
Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel prosecutor who was probably unconstitutionally appointed to investigate the Trump Campaign, has released his report. After putting the nation through 2 years of unnecessary division, using questionable tactics, wasting tax dollars, and provoking hostility toward the president, his probe has found no evidence of collusion and cannot conclude that obstruction of justice occurred. (With the latter allegation in mind, remember that firing James Comey, an employee, was within the president’s executive authority. Never did he have to justify his decision).
I think Mueller’s report should be the final word. Yet many Democrats are now demanding him to give testimony and Attorney General William Barr to silence himself. (They want Barr to cancel his press conference on the Special Counsel’s findings because they believe he is the president’s lapdog).
These measures by the Democrats are to protect their own power. They cannot admit just how foolish this all was, or anything else that would cause them to lose seats. Such measures are not, as they have argued, about promoting transparency for Americans. They are acting like disconnected elitists in their plans to remove President Trump from office themselves instead of allowing Americans to decide in 2020. This is wrongheaded. The Framers of the Constitution held that impeachment should be reserved for presidents who commit “high crimes and misdemeanors” against the nation. President Trump has not been found to commit such crimes, and it is unclear what criminal activity Mueller was investigating from the beginning. (Collusion is no crime). If anything, all the bad actors should face justice. Top-level FBI officials facilitated illegal spying tactics on the Trump Campaign, used a falsehood-ridden dossier to obtain a FISA search warrant, and some FBI officials information even demonstrated clear intention to meddle in favor of Hillary Clinton.
So if anyone is undermining our constitutional republic, it is the Democratic Party. The 2020 presidential election is approaching, and we will have a very important choice to make. We can go further down the old and trodden path of totalitarianism, or we can re-elect a president who has enough courage to fight for our liberty and constitutional principles that we inherited from great men. No, he is not perfect. But at this defining moment in our history, we need him to take on the deep state.
By: Cole Levine