For weeks now, the Deep State has been beating the marching drum for their witnesses to assemble and lend crushing blows to President Trump.
They collected an “all-star cast” of officials they believed could do Trump in.
But now, four days into this week’s impeachment inquiry, the Deep State is in panic mode because of what one witness just said.
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s hearing, there was an almost palpable sense that “Ukrainegate” is going to be a big, fat, nothing burger for the Deep State.
So far, not a single witness has given any testimony that proves President Trump did anything worthy of impeachment.
In fact, some of their testimony has actually undermined the Democrats pro-impeachment position – like what Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman said during Tuesday’s hearing.
While the mainstream media didn’t spend a lot of time talking about it, the truth of the matter is Vindman’s testimony only proved Trump did nothing wrong.
In his sworn deposition, the Lt. Colonel said what he heard on the phone call with Ukraine was “inappropriate.”
“It is improper for the President of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a US citizen and a political opponent. It was also clear that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the 2016 election, the Bidens, and Burisma, it would be interpreted as a partisan play. This would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing bipartisan support, undermine US national security, and advance Russia’s strategic objectives in the region,” Vindman testified.
At first blush, Vindman’s comments may appear to damage Trump.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
There is nothing criminal about being “improper.”
Imagine if Trump had told a crude joke on the phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
While we may disapprove of the President’s choice to embarrass himself and the office he holds, we certainly couldn’t impeach and arrest him for what he said.
And that’s basically what Vindman’s testimony amounts to – he disapproved of how the President of the United States conducted business.
The Deep State must be panicking as “Ukrainegate” is turning into the Russian probe all over again.
Moreover, there’s good reason to believe that once this blows over, there will be renewed efforts to investigate the Bidens amidst their own Ukraine corruption scandal now receiving new scrutiny.
According to Interfax-Ukraine, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) published a report that the founder of Burisma Holdings and former environmental minister, Mykola Zlochevsky, may have laundered as much as $7.4 billion.
There’s also supporting evidence that this money may have been funneled through an American investment firm, Franklin Templeton Investments, which is believed to have connections to the Democrat Party, including Obama and the Bidens.
With this bit of news leaking out, along with all the witness testimony performing abysmally, the Deep State has to know their scheme to boot Trump is about to fall flat.
Of course, House Democrats – joined by former anti-Deep State congressman turned Never-Trump deranged congressman Justin Amash – will still vote to impeach and then send it to the Senate.
And in the Senate, so-called Republicans like Mitt Romney are working to ensure the Senate convicts.
We will keep you updated on all developments of the impeachment inquiry.