“It’s a pun!” the King added in an offended tone, and everybody laughed, “Let the jury consider their verdict,” the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
“No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first — verdict afterwards.”
“Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”
“Hold your tongue!” said the Queen, turning purple.
“I won’t!” said Alice.
“Off with her head!” the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.
“Who cares for you?” said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”
– Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll); Chapter XII, Alice’s Evidence
We need not recount here the myriad ways that Nancy Pelosi’s so-called “impeachment investigation” is a Constitutional travesty – perusal of the non-“mainstream” media and White House Counsel Pat Cippolone’s letter to the House more than suffice.
The “impeachment investigation” is structured as a Congressional hit-squad, not a bona fide inquiry; it makes even Stalin’s show trials look legitimate in comparison, for at least those were held in public – something the Lavrentiy Beria-resembling Adam Schiff dares not do.
During the Mueller circus we witnessed various folks being charged with “process crimes” totally unrelated to “Russian collusion” – apparently driven by Andrew Weissmann’s attempts to squeeze (false) implicating testimony (against Trump) from the targets, or his retribution if they didn’t succumb to said attempts.
It can be argued that the lack of due process, lack of fealty to procedural precedent, and overall lack integrity, means that by design this “impeachment inquiry” is itself a series of “process crimes” against our Constitution, committed by those who have designed it, and those who are executing it.
Further, those who are “in the know” about what’s going on, and are in a position to do something about it, or at least to blow the whistle about it, are accomplices to these “process crimes.”
After all, if the Democrats were genuine in their professed belief that impeachable offenses were committed by President Trump – yet also remained loyal to the letter and spirit of our history and our Constitution – they would be sensitive to the serious portends of even commencing such an effort.
So if this was a legitimate effort the Democrats would have made sure that the design of, and conduct of the process would be unimpeachable.
This they have not done. Quite the opposite. This “investigation” demonstrates not only the Democrats’ duplicity, but also their desperation.
For you see, extremely serious crimes were committed against the Trump campaign; so now the Democrats and Deep State have placed themselves into a position of (as they see it) having to cover up “by any means necessary.”
With the crash-and-burn of the “sure thing” Mueller probe, the Democrats and their behind-the-curtains Deep State minions have been flailing about to manufacture a substitute “impeachable offense” to replace the fabricated “Russian collusion” calumny.
Apparently they thought that they’d found it geographically next door in Ukraine, in the form of President Trump’s request of the Ukrainian government to cooperate in the investigation of corruption related to the 2016 election cycle – which the Democrats are attempting to jujitsu into a claim that President Trump is attempting to interfere with Joe Biden’s campaign in advance of the 2020 election. “Turnspeak” at an audacious level!
So along comes a vaporware “whistleblower,” then a second, both of whom then vanish; their testimony no longer necessary, according to Comrade Schiff. As the above quote from “Alice in Wonderland” parallels, the Democrats remain in “impeachment now” mode, with verdict (rationalization) to come forth from “evidence” created in Adam Schiff’s sealed project room.
But consider the possibility that God has a wonderful sense of irony, and that righteous justice may instead befall the Democrats and their Deep State alliance? That perhaps they’ve walked into a trap of their own inadvertent design?
We mentioned “turnspeak” above – what if a concept like that was applicable to the tools of justice – that the ones misused by the Democrats and Deep State have been, unbeknownst to them – been deployed against them, albeit this time legitimately and legally used by the good guys?
If so, might not the Democrats’ Ukraine-focused impeachment effort boomerang on them? Increasingly Ukraine appears to have been a (if not the) fulcrum point of Deep State and Democrat plotting and corruption; an intersection of George Soros, the Clinton Foundation, Obama administration figures (not just the Bidens), the DNC, and likely others.
We know that the Obama administration serially abused the FISA process and NSA databases. We know that it engaged in rampant “unmasking” of U.S. citizens for political purposes.
We also know that there has been ongoing de facto coup attempts to drive President Trump from office in order to sidetrack further exposure of Democrat and Deep State crimes, and so to preempt the hammer of justice coming down upon them.
Could it be that since Attorney General Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham have come on the scene – if not before – that legitimate FISA surveillance and NSA database querying have been ongoing, and that damning evidence of these coup attempts and the perpetrators involved has been been gathered in real time?
If so, would this not be “the mother of all sting operations?”
And would it not be logical to surmise that if this has in fact been occurring, that the political players in the House that have been instrumental in this latest chapter would also be caught in the net? That people who may not have been directly involved in the Obama era’s FISA crimes and Clinton Foundation graft, have now enmeshed themselves in the additional crimes initiated in attempting to cover-up the original ones?
We’re all familiar with the Watergate era phrase along the lines of: “it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.” Well, here we have both crimes precedent, and crimes of cover-up by attempted coup.
Justice may be coming in scope unprecedented in the history of our nation. The Deep State and its Democrat laborers may well have dug the trench by which the swamp will be drained!
Mr. Wigand is the author of the book Communiqués From the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions).