Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday while presiding over Donald J. Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, publicly refused to read a question from Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky that named the alleged Ukraine whistleblower. “The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted,” Roberts said after receiving the question card that was submitted by Paul. The Kentucky Republican has threatened to reveal the whistleblower’s name before even though Sen. Paul sat on the Homeland Security Committee that authorized the Whistleblower Protection Act in late 2017.
Trump’s MAGA army of deplorable shits has falsely identified the whistleblower before, and that put an ex-Obama staffer’s life in danger. The individual who was falsely named received death threats so Paul knows it’s a dangerous move to name the person, but he did anyway. Paul took his little webbed hands to Twitter to defy Roberts’ rebuke, much to the annoyance of sane Americans.
My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 30, 2020
Then things took a dark turn as Paul quoted the question he submitted to Roberts. We redacted the name for obvious reasons.
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Donnie Jr. has been champing at the bit to publicly out the whistleblower, too.
Are we still pretending that everyone in the world doesn’t know who that leftist shill is? https://t.co/10Of0R0aG1
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 30, 2020
Even before he tweeted out the alleged individual’s name, the Kentucky Republican gave a contentious news conference in the Senate’s TV gallery following his dismissal from Roberts. He took that opportunity to read his question, which named a person referred to in conservative media as the purported whistleblower, according to Politico. Paul claimed that those two men “may have worked together to plot impeaching the president before there were formal impeachment proceedings.”
Since Republicans are continuing with the rhetoric that Democrats wanted to impeach Trump on day one, in 2016, Senior Republican lawmakers were openly discussing the prospect of impeaching Hillary Clinton if she won the presidency.
The Chairmen of two congressional committees said in media interviews in 2016 before the election that they believed Clinton committed impeachable offenses in setting up and using a private email server for official State Department business.
A third senior Republican, the chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee, told the Washington Post at the time that he is personally convinced Clinton should be impeached for influence peddling involving her family foundation and supports further congressional investigation into that matter.
“It is my honest opinion that the Clinton Foundation represents potentially one of the greatest examples of political corruption in American history,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.).“Now that perspective may be disproven, time will tell. But given that conviction on my part, I think all options are definitely on the table.”
By the way, Clinton’s A-rated foundation was cleared while Trump misused his foundation and was forced to fork over $2 million to various charities.
Personally, I thought President Pussy Ass Bitch should have been impeached after he sided with his fuckboi Vladimir Putin in Helsinki over US Intelligence agencies. That seems more of an impeachable offense than the email lady’s foundation that holds an A-rating. And don’t even get me started on the Trump administration’s misuse of email and WhatsApp accounts.
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