Initially, the deep state launched “Spygate” to undermine the president and try to invent evidence which they could use to drive him from office. The “Russian collusion” scandal was part of that effort.
But after Russiagate petered out and failed, the next phase is currently underway: “Ukrainegate,” where the deep state is suggesting that Trump tried to intimidate and threaten that government into giving him “dirt” on a potential presidential rival, Joe Biden.
Any reasonable person who has been keeping up with this knows the president not only didn’t threaten to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless President Zelensky give him “dirt” on Joe and Hunter Biden, but that the real threat to the Ukrainian government came from the former vice president on behalf of then-President Obama.
Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the media, however, are pretending as though Trump did something wrong — even impeachable — with Ukraine.
Last month House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in dire tones, stood before the TV cameras during a press conference and said it was time to begin an impeachment inquiry into the president over his phone call with Zelensky during the summer (though the transcript of the call released by the White House shows the president did none of what Democrats are alleging).
It’s time to “defend the Constitution,” Pelosi claimed.
“The actions of the Trump presidency have revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said, repeatedly invoking the nation’s founders. “Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”
But is there an ‘official inquiry’ actually underway? The answer is…no.
In fact, nothing about what Democrats and their media propagandists have said about the Ukraine ‘scandal’ is real. The allegations are fake; the inquiry is fake because the House Judiciary Committee has not yet formally voted to open one; and the effort to compel Trump administration officials to testify before the Judiciary Committee is fake because no subpoenas have actually been issued, despite the media’s reporting. (Related: Shock video from the Health Ranger: It’s time to IMPEACH.)
As such, President Trump has taken the bold step of essentially daring Pelosi and Democrats to open a formal impeachment inquiry because he knows his position — and that of Republicans in general — will be strengthened ahead of the 2020 elections.
Trump wants to force House Democrats in vulnerable races to be on the record if they favor pursuing impeachment, these sources tell us.
Republicans also say the minority party can exert more influence over hearings and other aspects of an inquiry once it is formalized with a vote.
By calling this an inquiry without holding a vote, Pelosi and the Democratic committee chairmen are having it both ways, one official said. "They want to be a little bit pregnant.”
It’s a brilliant move, actually, though a calculated one. The White House knows that Democrats in districts Trump won in 2016 are already facing rage and opposition from voters back home over impeachment.
And they know that by announcing a formal impeachment inquiry, Pelosi will have to pull the trigger at some point or let the issue drop altogether, which will enrage her party’s Left-wing base while emboldening Trump’s supporters to show up in droves on election day.
The White House is sending Pelosi and the House a letter instructing them the president won’t be cooperating with any less-than-formal impeachment inquiry because he doesn’t have to. That’s exactly what he should have done.