The impeachment case against President Donald Trump could be over before it even begins because of the work of House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Ken Starr, the man made famous as being the special counsel in the impeachment case against former President Bill Clinton, highlighted, what he said, were the Speaker’s abuse of power that could end the case.
He said that Democrats in the House have overplayed their hand and pushed the impeachment too hard, which could give Senate Republicans the ability to dismiss the impeachment and not even have a trial in the Senate.
Starr made the statements when he appeared on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” which airs on Fox News Radio and he said he was stunned by how the Speaker has abused her power.
“It’s an outrage to seize control of the deliberate process of a committee — [it] simply compounds a series of very, very terrible abuses,” the former special counsel said. “The House Judiciary committee with its incredibly rich history needs to go into… an open session and debate this.”
“Where did she get this power?” he said. “I am honestly surprised. Then again, why shouldn’t I be surprised? Because back early in the fall, she unilaterally with no debate in the people’s House says, ‘we now have an impeachment inquiry.’ Now she’s dictating the committee to actually draft articles of impeachment? It is an abuse of power.”
The issue with the impeachment, Starr said, is that it is a party line impeachment with no Republican support for it.
That, in and of itself he contended, would be a reason for the Senate, led by Republicans, to dismiss the case with no trial.
Whereas when former President Bill Clinton was impeached there were 31 Democrats who came on board in the House which made it a bipartisan effort.
“Just the opposite of what we’re experiencing now. A strict party-line vote,” he said.
“I think this may lead to a [Senate] motion to dismiss, which I don’t favor. If the House of Representatives says we’re going to impeach, then the Senate should hold a trial. But I think this may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And that Republicans in the Senate just rise up in righteous indignation and say, ‘this is absolutely unacceptable,’” he said.
Any thinking person could ascertain when Democrats took control of The House that they intended to impeach the president.
One of their most popular members, Minnesota Rep. Rashida Tlaib, said as much when she announced that
They had Rep. Al Green writing Articles of Impeachment and Rep. Maxine Waters made “Impeach 45” a catchphrase and it was all based on their contempt of this one man and their inability to deal with the fact that he defeated their candidate.