The impeachment farce should have ended long ago. Instead, it lingers on and on and on.
The following video shows the alleged impeachment star witness hammered by Rep. Jim Jordan.
Here's the short version of the exchange.
Star Witness Testimony
Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky’s call?
Taylor: I did not.
Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney?
Taylor: I never did.
Jordan: You’ve never met the President?
Taylor: That’s correct.
Jordan: And you’re their star witness.
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Never-Ending Impeachment Process
The Democrats have managed to turn a grave process into a dully partisan one says Kimberley Strassel in Impeachment as Usual.
Democrats have already lost their impeachment battle. That’s the takeaway from Wednesday’s first public hearing. What was meant to be a moment in history turned out to be business as usual.
Democrats laid out their best case for removing Donald J. Trump from office, repeatedly using words like “extortion,” “bribery” and “abuse of power.” Mr. Trump was accused of “presidential misconduct,” of a “shakedown scheme” and of “corruption.” He was said to have broken the law and violated the Constitution. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro analogized the president’s actions to “attempted murder.”
The media will continue to imbue this event with gravity, to report every bit of testimony as more “bombshell” evidence against Mr. Trump.
Viewers watched the Democrats’ two star witnesses acknowledge that they had no firsthand knowledge of White House decisions on the aid. They were reminded that Ukraine got the money without launching an investigation into Hunter or Joe Biden. And they watched Republican congressmen make a persuasive case that Democrats are abusing the process by blackballing White House counsel from hearings and refusing to call witnesses from the Republican list.
Democrats and the media have accomplished the disturbing feat of turning it [impeachment] into day-to-day partisan warfare. And the public is understandably treating it as just that: Washington as usual.
If the question is whether or not the "process" should begin, then 51.8% approve on an entirely partisan basis.
Stupidity of It All
I am not going to attempt to change your mind on whether or not Trump committed any act worthy of impeachment. Your mind is likely made up.
Instead, focus on the farce of the process.
Impeachment is impossible. There is no hard evidence of anything and most likely, even if there was, Senate Republicans won't convict.
Russia was nothing but a political witch hunt from the beginning.
Ukraine was more promising, but the testimony of alleged star witnesses unquestionably turned to ashes even if you believe Trump is guilty as sin.
Where was it ever going? Senate Republicans were never going to convict.
That's not a good reason to sweep things under the rug, but had it not been for a silly Russia investigation, Ukraine would not have come into play.
Dead End After Dead End
Witch hunts inevitably turn into scenarios like this: Dead end after dead end.
Meanwhile, the Democrats managed to screw up their own debate schedules and political focus for less than nothing.
If the process fails, a victimization sympathy rebound ensues. After his impeachment, Bill Clinton Had a 73% approval rating.
Please note "The process failed."
Mike "Mish" Shedlock