‘Impeachment August’ was a great fundraising gimmick for the Democrats. Unfortunately for the Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers who donated cash to the effort, actual impeachment didn’t work out very well. Not to worry, though. Congress is back in session for ‘Impeachment September!’ Keep donating to the cause, TDSers, because House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has come up with an even more harebrained scheme to try to undo the 2016 election.
For those keeping score, the most recent attempt to force a vote on impeaching President Trump took place in July. Congressman Al Green (D-TX) forced the House into a vote for the third time on his Articles of Impeachment, which he originally filed on Trump’s Inauguration Day in 2017. Not that Green is a desperate zealot or anything. Green’s impeachment vote went down in flames by a vote of 332 to 95. It really wasn’t even close among Democrats: 137 to 95.
But now Chairman Nadler thinks he’s discovered a sure-fire way to get the American people to support impeachment enough. This is bombshell news, folks. You see, back in November of 2016, there was this woman named Stormy Daniels and… oh, sorry, you already heard that story?
That’s right, Nadler has announced that he plans to make the payment brokered by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels the centerpiece of Impeachment September. Democrats in Congress should really work up their courage one of these days and watch the news on a channel other than CNN and MSNBC. But because they won’t do that, they won’t realize until it’s too late that they completely missed the point of the Stormy Daniels saga: Which was that Trump was the victim in that story.
Here’s a look at a separate legal case to prove this point.
Back in the 2000s, Governor Eliot Spitzer (D-NY) began a relationship with a Russian prostitute. (This was a separate prostitute from the big prostitution scandal that would eventually force Spitzer to resign.) Her name was Svetlana Zakharova. Svetlana was apparently so petite and flexible that Governor Spitzer used to stuff her in a suitcase to sneak her into his apartment. The governor didn’t want the doorman or the neighbors ratting him out to his wife.
Spitzer later promoted Svetlana to his fulltime mistress and finally, broke up with her. Svetlana was distraught with anguish, so she proceeded to tell Spitzer that she was going to go public about their affair unless he paid her. And he did pay her, to the tune of about $400,000, over the next few months.
Guess which one of them went to prison for that exchange of money? Not Spitzer.
New York prosecutors threw the book at Svetlana the luggage accessory. They asked for the full sentence of 15 years in prison for extorting money from a public official, although the judge ultimately only sentenced her to three months. When it came to the extortion, Spitzer was the victim and Svetlana was the criminal.
That’s why the Stormy Daniels saga has never made sense to Americans who understand the legal system. Stormy Daniels has publicly admitted that she extorted money from Donald Trump, in order to keep quiet about an affair that she (and only she) claims she had with him. Why didn’t prosecutors in New York charge her with this very serious crime that she admitted to?
The only logical reason is that the story would be embarrassing to the president. The story would not provide as much benefit to the #Resistance if their star witness was in handcuffs. Therefore, the impeachment effort against President Trump via Stormy Daniels is likely to backfire spectacularly. Chairman Nadler has embarked on a course to impeach a sitting president for being a victim of a crime.
And let’s not forget that President Trump still has an ace up his sleeve on this issue. According to a Breitbart News report from 2016, Congress has paid out more than $17 million in taxpayer money to keep sexual harassment claims against its own members hush-hush. The money came from a secret slush fund signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1995, as part of the Congressional Accountability Act. How impeachment backers do you suppose there are in Congress today who paid off their victims from that fund?
If the Democrats ever move beyond using talk of impeachment as a fundraising gimmick, they’re not going to like the result. And that’s because President Trump fights to win.