At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan narrows readers’ focus to exactly what the impeachment circus in Washington is all about, an attempt to “overturn the democratic verdict of 2016 and to overthrow the elected president of the United States.” Pat begins with an examination of the case against President Trump. He writes (abridged):
“Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
These are the offenses designated in the Constitution for which presidents may be impeached and removed from office.
Which of these did Trump commit?
According to his accusers in this city, his crime is as follows:
The president imperiled our “national security” by delaying, for his own reasons, a transfer of lethal aid and Javelin missiles to Ukraine—the very weapons President Barack Obama refused to send to Ukraine, lest they widen and lengthen the war in the Donbass.
Now, if Trump imperiled national security by delaying the transfer of the weapons, was not Obama guilty of a greater crime against our national security by denying the weapons to Ukraine altogether?
This impeachment battle will almost surely reach the Senate.
And in the end it will be about what it has been about since the beginning: An attempt by the deep state and its media, bureaucratic and political allies to overturn the democratic verdict of 2016 and to overthrow the elected president of the United States.
The establishment’s coup attempt is now approaching end game.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.
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