I had initially held off a day or so after writing the first draft of this, a cooling-off period while I reflected on it. It’s pretty incendiary stuff. Then I read about Cohen pleading guilty to an excessive campaign contribution and I realized that in the face of Prosecutorial Insanity (see ERpundit 08/21/18), I’d better publish this.
Anyone willing to claim that the amount of ZERO is “excessive” and a violation … will do anything to achieve their ends. There are no bounds to what the Left will do. History shows us that. So as wild and improbable as this secret plan seems … we’d better not dismiss it.
Okay, warning up front: this is conjecture; speculation; brainstorming; “what-if” thinking outside the box to do threat assessment and contingency planning for what the Democrats might be planning. So … what if they …
- Take the House and “chuse” Hillary Clinton as Speaker of the House; the Speaker need not be a Member of the House, the House can “chuse” whomever they wish as Speaker;
- Then impeach both Trump and Pence for failing to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. (Pence will have failed to use the 25th Amendment to stop Trump, which gets Pence included in the trial).
- They won’t even need control of the Senate; many Republicans will feel duty-bound to uphold the Rule of Law and will vote to convict; Trump has repeatedly called the investigation fake news and political witch hunt (which would clearly mean the investigation is not faithfully executing the law), but has failed to stop it; his own words convict him and Pence.
- He could argue that he relied on the Senators’ telling him to let the investigation run its course, but there’s no asterisk in the Constitution saying that following bad advice relieves the President of the duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. In fact, wouldn’t following bad advice itself be evidence of failing to take care?
- So Trump and Pence both get convicted and removed.
And who is next in order of succession to the Presidency after the Vice President?
Gee, that would be … the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
What has been done to Gen. Flynn, Manafort, Cohen, the Christian baker, etc., would then be done to everyone who supported Trump. Wanna bet the farm against that prediction?
So we have to take away their tool – don’t let the investigation issue a report. Stop the investigation and demand an impeachment trial to clear his name. He can easily prove the whole investigation has been fake news and political witch hunt, but he’s got to go on offense to prevent the DEMs from having solid grounds for this nightmare scenario.
They’re telling us the part of the plan that impeaches Trump. They’re keeping secret the other two parts: impeach Pence as well, so that Speaker Clinton then becomes President.
Again, anyone willing to claim that the amount of ZERO is “excessive” and a violation … will do anything to achieve their ends. There are no bounds to what the Left will do. History shows us that. So as wild and improbable as this secret plan seems … we’d better not dismiss it.
ERpundit – 08/20/18