I never thought I’d ever say these things about the political party of my youth, of my parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents, but I took an oath during my 30 years of uniformed service to America and swore to “…protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The actions by the House of Representatives convinces me that the Democrat Party fully qualifies as one of those “domestic enemies.”

How else to explain the unrelenting, quixotic, hate-filled, and often foul-mouthed attacks against a president who has done more for this country than any president in the last 50 years? How else to explain the absurd notion that the president has broken any laws?

For over three years, the Democrats have manufactured and hurled every possible dirty trick against the president. They have called him a traitor, launched a “special counsel” to investigate alleged links to Russia, claimed he was a puppet of the Russians, attacked him personally, attacked his official family, his personal family – even the gracious and sophisticated first lady – and anyone who supports him. Violent street thugs have been used to assault conservatives, shut down college speakers, disrupted traffic and generally threatened anyone who even hints at support for the president. No one in the Democratic party has had the courage to condemn this illegal behavior.

Having failed in all of their attempts at subversion, slander, lies, distortion, character assassination, violence, anonymous sources, and supported by the pliant, dishonest and corrupt media, the House Democrats have now launched the “end game” of their campaign to reverse the election of 2016 and remove the president from the 2020 ballot: their so-called “impeachment inquiry.” It is little more than a made-up story, a travesty of justice and a great injury to the American people. It is intended to generate “charges” against the president and then demand the Senate vote to remove him from office. Their latest trick is using hearsay comments from an alleged “whistleblower” to claim the president tried to pressure a foreign government to investigate the former vice president. A reading of the telephonic transcript makes this claim ludicrous.

The Constitution states that removal is possible for “…Treason, Bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors,” but the Democrats don’t follow the Constitution. They are making up “charges,” like “failure to cooperate with Congress,” asserting the Congress has a constitutional responsibility to “oversee” the White House.” It doesn’t.

The country seems headed towards a constitutional crisis, violence and very possibly bloodshed. Is that what the Democrats want? The answer, sadly, seems to be yes.

Evan H. Parrott

Ashburn

(58) comments

Mike Flagg

We are living in a political environment today as divisive as the Civil War era.

We are also living with the most divisive, compromised and criminal administration in the history of our Republic.

Those individuals, like the author of this letter, who cannot discern truth from fiction and gaslighting, should be deemed mentally unfit to vote in public elections.

Their allegiance to this president has nothing to do with any differences of opinion on policy or the issues of the day, and everything to do with an inability and unwillingness to see the realities on the ground in terms of what has been happening to our Republic for the last 50 years. It is no longer a government of, by and for the people, but a government of, by and for corporate and monied interests.

The great experiment of our Republic is in the balance.

workhardgetahead

Criminal Administration? Give it a rest. They are still trying to find any wrong doing. There is none. This again is a hoax. They were planning to impeach Trump 19 minutes after he took the oath. The dems are the domestic enemy.

Lawman

Either marijuana is now legal and abundant in Ashburn or the mental health services are lacking.

Loudoundad

From your diatribe. “….asserting the Congress has a constitutional responsibility to “oversee” the White House.” It doesn’t.”

In other news not carried by Fox News, US District Judge Beryl Howell last week found that House Democrats are engaged in a legal impeachment inquiry, undercutting arguments from House Republicans and the administration that launching the probe was illegitimate without an initial vote. The judge said the House does not need to vote on a resolution before formally initiating an impeachment inquiry, confirming the wide powers of Congress to carry out its constitutional role of conducting oversight.

Loudoundad

From your diatribe. “….asserting the Congress has a constitutional responsibility to “oversee” the White House.” It doesn’t.”

In other news not carried by Fox News, US District Judge Beryl Howell last week found that House Democrats are engaged in a legal impeachment inquiry, undercutting arguments from House Republicans and the administration that launching the probe was illegitimate without an initial vote. The judge said the House does not need to vote on a resolution before formally initiating an impeachment inquiry, confirming the wide powers of Congress to carry out its constitutional role of conducting OVERSIGHT. (emphasis added).

amerigirl

Work, what is ITS? Operation Fast and Furious was not the ATF's first "gun walking" investigation, which allowed illegally purchased firearms to "walk" out of gun shops. It was preceded by Operation Wide Receiver, which began in 2006. Prior to Obama. So he did not weaponize them, it started in the Bush administration. Not everything goes as planned every time. He did NOT spy on anyone, Spygate is a conspiracy theory initiated by President Donald Trump in May 2018 that the Obama administration had placed a spy in his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes. Trump who has lied on an average of 13 times a day. Trump withheld money from Ukraine for no reason other to benefit himself. While the Obama administration was criticized for its refusal to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, it did provide more than $100 million in security assistance, as well as a significant amount of defense and military equipment. The loan you refer to was contingent on cleaning up the corruption. The United States, the International Monetary Fund, and others pressured Ukraine to investigate corruption of the state’s prosecutor more thoroughly, but Shokin took no serious action. In March 2016, it came to a do it or lose it. DACA is an executive order. Yes, you need to go on and find something real. Also, I give facts and I can back them up. Facts are truths.

workhardgetahead

IRS

Mike Flagg

Wow.

It's quite the feat to produce such a logic and fact free diatribe such as this.

workhardgetahead

You must live in an alternate reality Colonel Flagg

amerigirl

Well if you don't see him there than probably not.

workhardgetahead

You do though dont you Amerigirl? The ball is going to drop on you boys Amerigirl. Durham and Barr are going to catch them. The clock is ticking and all roads lead to your criminal ex President Obama.

amerigirl

Name 1 crime Obama committed. He also had a tight rein on Putin while trump just plays the puppet. Who was the 1st person trump got hold of after the raid? Putin!. He did not follow protocol and tell the heads of Congress. Then tries to say it;s because of leaks. How stupid is that when the leaks are coming directly from those working in the white house, his fellow republicans.

workhardgetahead

Tight rein on Putin? LMAO!! Yea, right. Good one

Crimes he broke? Sicked the ITS on his political opponents. Weaponized the DOJ and the FBI remember fast and furious and spying on a political opponents campaign.Withheld money from UKraine unless.they fired the states prosecutor (that's on tape). Signed DACA. Need I go on.

All roads lead to Obama in the Durham investigation. Stay Tuned

amerigirl

work, The IRS scandal was investigated by Obama’s Justice dept. It found that the person it traced back to was IRS official Lois Lerner, who was charged with contempt of congress. Though it was mostly conservative groups, liberal groups were also targeted. The House Oversight Committee says that the IRS "systematically targeted" conservative groups, and places blame on Lerner and seven other IRS officials. A report found that liberal groups were targeted as well. President Obama said that anyone found to be responsible for such actions should be held accountable.

ChickenChucker

How dare you, amygirl is perfect. Without her how could we ever get to the truth.

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amerigirl

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workhardgetahead

She's like Biden. She fights facts against the truth

ChickenChucker

When does LTM's new name go into effect? ATM, the Amerigirl Times Mirror. I've never such lies and down right BS in an alleged news paper in my life. A Trump hater whose only repeated concern is his hair. We get it, she doesn't like his hair, over and over and over, She hates Trump over and over and over and over. I realize this is the opinions section and she gets free rein by LTM. Bu't enough is a enough, it 's time for something new. LTM used to have an assortment of views and most people were genial, but over the lasts couple of years commenters have dropped off. All of LTM's political related sections have been taken over by Amerigirl l who likes Russian websites for her reference facts. 90% of the comments are hers and they can be vicious. It seems by her comments that the only thing consistently true is that she hates Trump and he has many shades of orange hair. Is this paper the LTM or the ATM?

PS - I am not a Republican and I am definitely not a Soicialist

amerigirl

Chickenbully, a tad excited, aren’t you? Trying to take away my first amendment rights? Is that what you meant by ‘it’s time for something new’ or is that a threat? Saying that I hate trump twice does not equate over and over and over and over, nor does saying once that I didn’t think his hair is real equate to over and over and over. I have been to 1, count it 1, Russian site, same 1 you must have gone to. How does that equate to ‘likes Russian websites for her reference facts’? If you think my comments can be vicious, you should look in the mirror. How many times have you attacked me? Even when you are attacking others you make comments like on 10/22 “Hope it helps. Or is this another screen name for amerigirl.” You don’t play the victim well when all you do is bully.

workhardgetahead

Amerigirl, your party is all in on restricting 1st amendment rights unless its their own. Where have you been? Welcome to the party!

amerigirl

Work, have you read the 1st amendment? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, did Dems try to have a Muslim ban or make stupid anti-Semitic remarks like Jews who voted for Democrats would be “very disloyal” to Israel or spouts rhetoric about the “War on Christianity”. Abridging the freedom of speech, like when trump blocked critics he didn’t like from twitter, or attacked the NFL players for taking a knee. Or of the press, calling any news media he doesn’t like “fake news” while making up news that makes him look good, calls the press “enemies of the people” and pulls security passes and press credentials, and inspires people to send pipe bombs to the media. Was it dems that demanded that Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and The Washington Post, which Bezos owns personally, be punished because of the Post‘s coverage of him, or regularly threatened CNN and its parent company, Time.or threatened to challenge broadcast licenses for television stations owned by or carrying NBC and other networks. The right of the people peaceably to assemble, Trump has fiercely attacked protestors at his rallies or said things like “You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks,” “I’d like to punch him in the face.” At several rallies, he has even promised to cover the legal fees for supporters who assault protesters.

amerigirl

Workhard, Article 1 Section 2 specifies that the House of Representatives be composed of members who are chosen every two years by the people of the states. The House took a formal inquiry vote in the last two impeachments of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, but there is no law stating the House must hold a full vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry before they proceed with one. And, in the case of Nixon, Congress was investigating the president months before the House held a formal vote to authorize impeachment. This is still an inquiry, not an impeachment proceeding. How could they not be following the constitution rules of impeachment if they have not vote for impeachment yet?



Pelosi held off for a long time on the inquiry which she did not have to do. Not that it really matters but it was not just her, the majority was reached when 224 members of the 435 said they supported it on 9/25.







So you see that the only one breaking the constitution is trump by not complying with the subpoenas





workhardgetahead

Can you tell me any law Trump broke, any High Crime or Misdemeanor? Please tell me.


ChickenChucker

He once spit on the ground. Does that count?

DavisB

soon enough, workhard, soon enough. Let them finish the investigation first

amerigirl

Actual laws, 18 U.S. Code § 872: “Extortion by officers or employees of the United States.”2 U.S. Code § 192, “Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers,” 18 U.S. Code § 610,“Coercion of political activity.” It’s also illegal, according to 18 U.S. Code § 595, when a government official, “in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or any department or agency thereof, uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President.” 18 U.S. Code § 607, “Place of solicitation,” and 52 U.S. Code § 30121, “Contributions and donations by foreign nationals.” Of course you don't even have to commit a crime to be impeached, the grand jury for Bill Clinton's impeachment was for having an affair.

workhardgetahead

I dont know DavisB. Looks like your boys are going to be lawyering up soon

Get your popcorn, it's going to be fun to watch.

workhardgetahead

Amerigirl, Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. Not for having an affair. Get educated.

amerigirl

Workhard, if you are going to get nasty and tell me to get educated then I have every right to tell you….learn to read!

I said “the grand jury for Bill Clinton's impeachment was for having an affair” which is what they originally wanted the impeachment to be about. Because of lying to the grand jury they used the other 2 lame excuses. Since when is an affair illegal? Good thing it’s not or trump would be doing lots of jail time.

ChickenChucker

Thank you Nancy. Don't forget Common Law, and Due Process, and I know that this is a bad word for you all, common DECENCY. (pretend I'm waggling my finger)

amerigirl

The trial has not started yet, it is still an investigation. Due process is for the trial, and it's coming! I suppose you supported the pubs that stormed the committee meeting breaking congressional and federal laws? These are the same pubs that wouldn't let democratic committee members into meeting on their replacement health plan when, since they were members of that committee, should have had full access. Hypocrites.

amerigirl

RoundHillGuy, Or you could join some violent alt-right group, who actually kill people while supporting trump,grab your tiki torch and march around spouting Nazi rhetoric.


ChickenChucker

Standing ovation for Mr Parrot for outstanding letter, 5 Thumbs down for DaveyB and AmerieG radical responses, all other responses, 5 Thumbs up.


tolerantleft

Well done!! You have many supporters. We're just afraid to use our real identifies for fear of being doxed and having haters show up at our house.


amerigirl

Sure, good people on both sides, let me get my tiki tourch.


workhardgetahead

Unfortunately for you Amerigirl the good on the right far outweigh the good on the left. And, unfortunately, the media doesnt cover it.


RoundHillGuy

Or you can get your black clothes, cover your face and be the violent arm of the democrat party known as ANTIFA




amerigirl

workhardgetahead, good on the far right? that was a joke right? I don't see them building houses, feeding, or helping the poor.


workhardgetahead

Antifa was the Civilian enforcers Obama was talking about when he was on his way to be elected. Basically, they are Obama's enforcers/brown shirts


workhardgetahead

How much money did Joe Biden and the Obama's donate to charity?


LoudounSucks

You tell them, Jim.

amerigirl

When you start calling citizens names for doing their job you know you're on the wrong side of the issue.

Chris McHale

This is a crazy rant on par with the woman who wrote about impeaching Trump and all of amerigirl's responses.




amerigirl

Chris, I thought more of you but it turns out you can be a bully like so many others. Do you feel that I am not entitled to make a comment on what I believe? If you rebuke that comment, I'm fine with that but attacking my personal liberties is just bulling. Do you really want to be in with that crowd?


Chris McHale

Amerigirl - I support your ability to post whenever or whatever you want as long as it meets the LTM. However, opinion is that your political posts are nothing more than rants. They are based on your hatred for the President. If some posts about a BOS candidate for being a liar you usually respond that the President is a liar. Mlwhen you post 5+ times on the same article I tend to stop reading them, but you certainly are free to do so.


amerigirl

Chris, I back up my “rants” so they can be verified. What I respond to are actual rants that cannot be verified and are stated as truth. Yes, I hate trump. I love this country and what I see him doing to it is despicable. Sometimes it is necessary to post multiple times in an article especially when I or something I strongly believe in is being personally attacked. It doesn’t mean I expect anyone other than the person I have addressed it to, that has attacked me or my beliefs to read it.


ChickenChucker

Shame on you people, attacking amygirls personal liberties, she never attacks you. You people are a bunch of'bullies. Join me in never saying anything bad about her at anytime. As a great American President once said, "you won't have me to kick around anymore." Goodnight and Good bye.

workhardgetahead

Greatest opinion piece the Times has ever published. The man is saying what needs to be said.


ChickenChucker

She's all yours.

amerigirl

Still the bully only now you think you are a cute bully, hah, not working. What does She's all yours mean? or did you think he was commenting on your denigrating comment? Hint if it's over toward the left it is not about the comment directly above it.

Count Quackula

That is clearly what the democrats want. My biggest worry is that not enough patriots will be willing to give it to them. The second amendment has never been more important. If democrats want to start imprisoning their political opponents, we will need to show them firsthand why the right of the people to bear arms is in the constitution.


workhardgetahead

One Patriot here, I'm ready to stand up to the leftist, commy Socialist.


amerigirl

McCarthyism at it's finest. Commy? Only the republicans have a relationship with them. Like Pelosi said all roads with trump lead to russia.


DavisB

wow-- an outright call to arms for congress simply following the constitution? - Radicals like you are so dangerous to our freedoms -


workhardgetahead

People who are uninformed are more dangerous to our Republic than anything. The only groups out there that are causing violence are far left groups like Antifa. You keep voting for the people that will take more and more of our freedoms away for , as they will say, the sake of the common good. Get informed, the Democrats are for choking regulations, higher taxes, Infanticide, weaker military, open borders. Free Healthcare for Illegals, taken away the 2nd amendment, limiting the 1st amendment and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Get informed. Vote For America vote Republican!!


workhardgetahead

Congress is not following the Constitution. Article 1 Section 2 stat e that the ENTIRE House of Representatives has the ability to impeach, not the Speaker of the House and not just 1 side of the aisle. Impeachment should be public for the voters and constituents to see, not behind closed doors like Shiffer Brains is doing. This is not following the Constitution. This is a partisan coup of a duly elected president.


amerigirl

Workhard, where are you getting your info on antifa? You tell others to get informed but there is no info that I can find to back up your claim. If there is please show it to me. I don’t support violence of any kind but from everything I have seen on the news the worst they have done is punch someone. But it was also on ABC news on 1/29/19 that at least 50 people were killed at the hands of domestic extremists in 2018, That total makes 2018 the fourth deadliest year for extremist killings since 1970, and 2018 also saw the highest percentage of right-wing extremist-related killings since 2012. The report from the ADL, a Jewish organization focused on fighting anti-Semitism, claims that in 2018, "every single extremist killing — from Pittsburgh to Parkland — had a link to right-wing extremism." “and 2018 also saw the highest percentage of right-wing extremist-related killings since 2012”. Has antifa of today (not the anti-Nazis of the 1920-30’s) killed anyone?


DavisB

Workhard - the various committees are doing their research - give them time to bring the impeachment forward - why are you in such a rush to get Trump kicked out without a fair trial?

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