Democrats Use Impeachment Playbook Again to Destroy Donald Trump – Former President Donald J. Trump broke some minor laws as they related to handling and storing classified documents.
Now, he’s being charged with 37 counts of violations by a federal investigation related to the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice. If he’s found guilty, the maximum sentence could be as high as 33 years.
The Trump indictment for the mishandling of classified documents is huge in that it’s historic. Trump becomes the first federally indicted man to run for president in history.
It’s also totally overwrought.
Just like the 2019 impeachment of Trump for his mostly “perfect” phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Because there’s another, deeper, more pernicious story happening here. One, that if ignored—yet again—could spell the end of whatever is left of our hallowed republic.
That is Joe Biden’s financial impropriety. In other words, proving the decades-long corruption of President Biden and the rest of his family.
It All Goes Back to Biden
Since winning a slim majority in the 2022 Midterm elections, the House Republicans, as led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), have launched a deep probe into the Hunter Biden scandal.
Comer and his fellow House GOP have doggedly pursued every lead, even ones that lead to uncomfortable realizations that the same intelligence community (IC) that had been weaponized by former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to undermine the Trump presidency, is now today protecting what many on the right now call Biden Syndicate.
Yet again, Trump finds himself in a legal whirlwind over the Biden Family’s “business.”
Remember that the 2019 impeachment hoax of then-President Trump was over the fact that the forty-fifth president, in a call with his Ukrainian counterpart, appeared to demand that the Zelenskyy government in Kiev reopen an investigation into Hunter Biden’s possibly illicit dealings in Ukraine during the days from when Joe Biden was the vice-president of the United States.
At the time, Trump was accused of threatening to withhold critical weapons to Ukraine unless Zelenskyy reopened the investigation into Hunter Biden.
Congress got wind of that and claimed that Trump was overstepping his authority as president by not moving the weapons to Ukraine that Congress had authorized. They claimed that Trump was in violation of the US Constitution’s separation of powers. Thus, in the eyes of the Democrats (and some Republicans at that time), Trump had made an impeachable offense.
The real reason the Democrats used the nuclear option on Trump—impeachment—even after then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had refused to do so during the much-ballyhooed Russia collusion investigation is simply because, unlike the Russia investigation, Trump was over a big target that could bring down a large part of the Democratic Party’s elite.
Because it wasn’t just the so-called Biden Syndicate who had their hand in the till in Ukraine. Many experts have made the argument that the country was being used as a giant money-laundering operation by the US government, NATO, and an assortment of other actors.
Trump had to be pulled back and the American people had to be distracted. Hence, impeachment on very shaky grounds that everyone (especially the politically savvy Pelosi) knew would not go anywhere. It was all about distracting the American people and weakening Trump going into 2020 while protecting the man and family most likely to be the Democratic Party’s nominee (as I alone predicted he would be in 2019 and that he would beat Trump).
To be clear, as I said at the time (as did Tucker Carlson), Trump likely violated some norm during his moderately appropriate phone call with Zelenskyy. But it did not rise to impeachment. Similarly, Trump did violate norms around the declassification of documents as per the dictates of the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) made clear the proper protocols that every president is legally obligated to follow when seeking to declassify documents as part of their transition from the White House to private life. Trump, we are told by his former staffers, was briefed. Yet, Trump, as always, did what he wanted to.
Now, the forty-fifth president who is again running for the presidency, may be in the eye of another storm related to the possible unearthing of Biden financial malfeasance.
Kill and Throw The Press Fresher Meat
You see, Trump was indicted in the same week that the Comer-led House Oversight Committee investigating the Biden Family’s allegedly illicit financial ties to Chinese state-owned firms received over 1,000 documents from the FBI on the matter.
Specifically, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), claims that the committee has been in touch with a confidential, “human source” within the FBI asserting that “money was being moved through several accounts—multiple accounts—to get to [President] Joe Biden.”
Did you hear that in the news? Or have you heard only the wall-to-wall coverage of Trump’s mishandling of some classified documents?
Whatever you may think about Trump, he is yet again being shredded by the Democrats because they are desperately trying to shield Joe Biden’s financial misdeeds from coming out to the public.
Just as they used the impeachment in 2019 to deflect attention away from Biden’s illicit financial ties to Ukraine.
And just like they, and the weaponized elements of the IC, covered up the Hunter Biden laptop scandal during the 2020 Presidential Election (most voters said that if they had known about the laptop and its scandalous contents during the election, they’d have not voted for Biden), they are covering up the truth about the Biden Family’s wealth created through illicit, international influence peddling.
Norms are for Losers–and Republicans
To be clear: Donald Trump violated the law. But that violation was nowhere near the level of what the Biden Family has been doing for decades in that they’ve been trading access to Joe Biden’s various political offices—now the presidency—with an assortment of shady foreign and multinational corporate actors, in exchange for gobs of cash.
Will Biden ever be held accountable for these serious breaches of the law the way that Trump has been for his silly process crimes?
I think you know the answer.
And that should enrage every American, regardless of party and irrespective of whether you like Trump. Former President Trump, for reasons besides the politically charged investigations into him, is not ready for another term in office. Nor is Biden. But every American must know that what’s happening to him is the result of corruption.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and opinion writer, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.