Grisham Nullifies ‘Witness Intimidation’ Talk, Reminds Congress This is an ‘Inquiry’, Not a Trial

With the first week of public impeachment hearings now in the history books, we have had a preview of what our nation will face in the coming weeks.

The partisan bickering, the lopsided enforcement of the rules, and the President’s stern reactions to the proceedings are all likely to permeate the process for weeks, or even months to come.  The American people will be forced to wait patiently through this farce, hoping and praying that their elected officials, (public servants, technically), will find it in their hearts to do what was asked of them by the voters who hired them.

Until that time, however, we will be dealing with the constant and carte blanche “resistance” to the President, who work their fingers to the bone in attempts to refute every single word that he emits.

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When Trump issued a tweet regarding former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony, the Democrats began immediately crowing about “witness intimidation” by the President.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham made quick work of that argument, however.

From an appearance on Hannity:

“The president — he was telling people why he was unhappy with that ambassador, which is every president’s right,” she said. “There is no — this couldn’t be witness-tampering or intimidation because this is not a trial. This is not — it’s not a legal trial. This is just a political sideshow. And the president went around Schiff because he’s – we’re given no rights. And he went ahead and tweeted it.”

“I’d also like to remind people that Obama fired every Bush-appointed ambassador the day he was elected office,” Grisham added. “Every president has the right to have people representing them in foreign countries that he trusts. I’d also like to actually point out that she was only recalled three months before her term was supposed to end. And she’s still employed at the State Department. So, something to think about.”

No trial?  No intimidation.

Should this impeachment inquiry develop into  something resembling actual impeachment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already promised that his chamber would carry out a “swift” trial – something that will behoove the President given that the Senate is controlled heartily by the Republican Party.

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