It has not even been one full week since President Donald Trump was acquitted of all charges brought against him, but Democrats are already demanding a new investigation into the commander-in-chief.
In a revelation reported by TIME Magazine, a top aide to Rep. Nancy Pelosi revealed that the House Speaker’s controversial decision to delay sending the House-passed articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate came from watching CNN contributor John Dean on December 5.
Consider that: Pelosi’s aide said she got her entire impeachment “delay strategy” from a segment on low-rated CNN.
The aide said Pelosi watched the segment, liked Dean’s argument, and held a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with senior Democrats to discuss the idea of stalling the impeachment articles.
“The rule empowers the Speaker to be able to decide how to send the articles over to the Senate,” Pelosi said at the meeting in reference to Dean’s CNN comments, according to the aide.
She took Dean’s idea and ran with it, believing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be pressured into moving.
“Somebody said to me today that he may not even take up what we send. (But) then (Trump) will never be vindicated,” Pelosi said, according to the aide in the room. “He will be impeached forever. Forever. No matter what the Senate does.”
The timeline here is crucial.
The Democrat-controlled House passed both articles — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — against Trump on Dec. 18.
But on Dec. 5 — 13 days before Democrats even held a vote to impeachment the president — Pelosi had already gotten the idea of how she wanted to delay the process.
And she got this bizarre idea by watching a segment on CNN, the lowest-rated cable news network of them all.
But her plan backfired.
After three weeks of an unprecedented, never-before-seen impeachment stall, Pelosi finally sent them to the Senate.
But then the GOP-controlled Senate voted to fully acquit the president on both of the bogus charges.
Democrats are never going to stop trying to impeach Trump.
Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for “Impeachment 2.0,” and his “allegations” are even weaker than the original ones brought forward by House Democrats the first time around.
On Monday, Schumer published a lengthy letter he wrote to 74 different inspectors general, which called for “immediate action to investigate” the president for “instances of retaliation” against whistleblowers.
Schumer’s letter was in response to Trump firing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after he testified in the House impeachment charade last year against the president.