The State Department and the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the president on all of the investigations of corruption in Ukraine and China. Pompeo also stated they will abide by the law when it comes to handing over documents to the Democrats in the House impeachment process. The statement can be taken in different ways, and it leaves a loophole. Still, it specifically says they will go by what the law says. It is funny because even though the Democrats will continue to burn themselves in this impeachment process, Trump’s investigations will also burn the Democrats! It is a win-win situation!
The disagreement will come by what is required “by law.” Pompeo can take the demands from the Democrats any way he chooses as long as it is legal. In many cases, this will leave some documents untouched because the Democrats want information irrelevant to the case. They may request something Trump’s administration has, which can burn the Democrats. Legally, the administration does not have to hand it over if it involves their own investigations on corruption.
Over the weekend, Pompeo stated at a gathering in Greece, “We’ll obviously do all the things that we’re required to do by law.” He is allowing interviews from multiple witnesses this week, knowing there is nothing that will come out of any of it. The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, is one of those who will be interviewed this week. Pompeo is also on the list of witnesses Democrats are pushing to question since Pompeo admitted he was on the call with President Trump and President Zelensky. Democrats are still warning any defiance will lead to “evidence of obstruction.” There are a few of Pompeo’s staff who Democrats were trying to “bully” into testifying, but Pompeo put a stop to it.
Saturday, the Secretary of State defended the president, even more, when he stated, “There has been some suggestion somehow that it would be inappropriate for the United States government to engage in that activity, and I see it just precisely the opposite.”
Last week, the president was asked the same questions which were asked to Pompeo. The president called the whole inquiry “a hoax” and said he has always cooperated with the investigations. Now, it is time to move forward with getting back to work, and the president has a lot of cleaning up to do, so he is letting his lawyers handle everything while he is focused on the country. He told reporters last week speaking of his attorneys and the impeachment investigations, “That’s up to them to decide, but the whole investigation is crumbling.”
President Trump also wrote a letter to the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and told her it was illegal to begin impeachment inquiries without a vote. This is true, but the Speaker claims they are within the law. In reality, there is a vote which must take place, so one can only guess that the president and the GOP are going to give the rope and the noose over to the Democrats. This will enable them to hang themselves, which is the best way to go about it.
There are no documents handed over by the administration at this point. Everything will be under review before it is handed over. Pompeo vowed to have everything ready faster than when the investigations took place concerning Benghazi, Libya. Pompeo stated, “I remember precisely once when I was on that side, and we were looking for documents, I remember precisely how long it took for those documents to come across. We’re going to beat that. We’re going to be more responsive than the Obama administration was in the years that preceded this particular Congress.”
Mike Pompeo defended the president well, but there is no doubt President Trump can hold his own. He tweeted over the weekend, attacking one member within his party who has been nothing but a critic of the president since they were in the GOP primaries, Senator Mitt Romney. Trump wrote, “I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do-Nothing Democrats!” As the president ended the tweet, he called for an impeachment of Romney from the Republican Party. The rest of the GOP has held up well, and are working together to put the Democrats in their place.