House Speaker House Nancy Pelosi was devastated last week when her push for impeachment blew up before her very eyes.
In recent weeks, several key witnesses in the Democrats impeachment inquiry have directly refuted that there was any quid pro quo or wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.
And when one reporter tried asking about that, Pelosi snapped, suffered a face spasm, and wagged her finger at the reporter.
During a press conference late last week, Sinclair reporter James Rosen kicked things off by asking Pelosi about the so-called whistleblower and why Democrats are refusing to make them testify.
“I wonder if you could explain to the American people why the legal rights of the whistle-blower should prevail in this political setting over those of President Trump who should ordinarily enjoy a right to confront his accuser?” Rosen asked.
In response, Pelosi snapped and arrogantly referred to Rosen as “Mr. Republican talking points.”
“Well, let me just say this. I will say to you, Mr. Republican talking points, what I said to the president of the United States,” Pelosi replied. “When you talk about the whistle-blower, you’re coming into my wheelhouse.”
“I have more experience in intelligence than anybody in the Congress anybody who has ever served 25 years on the committee as top Democrat, ex officio, as speaker and leader. I was there when we wrote the whistleblower laws,” she continued, wagging her finger.
Pelosi then struggled to deliver a coherent sentence and suffered from a face spasm.
“The whistleblower is there to speak truth to power and have protection for doing that, and any, any retribution or harm coming to a whistleblower undermines our ability to hear truth about power,” she said.
Just imagine if a Republican lawmaker spoke this way to any liberal reporter — there would be calls for an immediate public apology and the lawmaker would be smeared as sexist.
But Pelosi’s anger likely stemmed from Democrats impeachment crusade imploding before their very eyes.
In recent weeks, Democrats have called several witnesses to testify both publicly and behind closed doors about Trump’s July 25 call with the Ukrainian president — and almost all of them have rejected claims that there was any quid pro quo or wrongdoing by the president.
State Department official Catherine Croft testified on Oct. 30 and absolutely obliterated Democrats impeachment claims.
Here’s the main takeaways: Croft testified that (1) the hold on military aid was enacted in 2017, not around Trump’s July 25, 2019 call; (2) the Obama administration never provided similar aid to Ukraine amid the same fears that the Trump administration had; (3) the aid was delivered in early 2018, well before Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, meaning it was never a condition of the phone call; (4) and the Trump administration was looking at all aid to foreign nations, not just Ukraine, in an attempt to ensure it wasn’t going to corrupt actors/governments.
Departing Senior Director of European and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison, who listed to his listened to Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky, testified that Trump did not break the law or do anything illegal during the conversation.
Philip Reeker, one of the top U.S. diplomats to Europe, testified that neither he nor Ukraine’s president knew that U.S. security aid was withheld to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
The aid was only briefly withheld in 2017 amid concerns of corruption in the Ukrainian government.
Every time Democrats release new information from an impeachment witness, it proves Trump is innocent and that they have no case to impeach the president.
And Pelosi is starting to get very angry when asked about any of this.