A brief summary of the witch hunt plots to overthrow Trump

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A brief summary of the witch hunt plots to overthrow Trump

By John Ruberry

Don­ald J. Trump may not be going through a witch hunt, but he’s surely the only pres­i­dent to face so many attempts to remove him from office.

What fol­lows is a brief sum­mary of the plots.

Shortly after his sur­prise win over Hillary Clin­ton, Democ­rats and their media wing tried to dele­git­imize his tri­umph by claim­ing that Rus­sians, mean­ing of course Vladimir Putin, hacked the elec­tion results. To date no evi­dence has emerged of a sin­gle vote changed because of Russ­ian inter­fer­ence. And the lib­er­als also claimed that Trump col­luded with the Rus­sians to win the presidency.

In Decem­ber, shortly before the Elec­toral Col­lege met in the 50 state capi­tols and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia, a group of has-​been Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties call­ing them­selves Unite for Amer­ica released a video ask­ing Repub­li­can elec­tors to vote for some­one other than Trump. Another group, the Hamil­ton Elec­tors, also unsuc­cess­fully made a sim­i­lar call out to the electors.

The Elec­toral Col­lege didn’t punt – Trump won the most electors.

The fol­low­ing month a smat­ter­ing of Democ­rats tried to con­vince Con­gress not to cer­tify the Elec­toral Col­lege results. A few days after Trump was inau­gu­rated a left­ist group sued him, claim­ing that Trump was in vio­la­tion of the obscure emol­u­ments clause in the Con­sti­tu­tion because a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a for­eign gov­ern­ment, might, just might, stay at a Trump Orga­ni­za­tion hotel. Remem­ber, just a few days later. Besides, the pres­i­dent removed him­self from run­ning the company.

In May there was a spike in impeach­ment calls after the pres­i­dent fired FBI Direc­tor James Comey, cit­ing obstruc­tion of jus­tice. Late last month Trump Tweeted about the MSNBC show “Morn­ing Joe,” draw­ing atten­tion to a facelift of co-​host Mika Brzezinski.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsWhich led to calls by Democ­rats to have Trump removed from office under the 25th Amend­ment, call­ing into ques­tion his men­tal health.

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The lat­est impeach­ment dustup cen­ters on his son, Don­ald Trump Jr., meet­ing with some Russ­ian oper­a­tives last sum­mer, which have brought new life to the col­lu­sion charges. Let’s dial this back. Trump’s son met with some Rus­sians, so the pres­i­dent should be removed from office. Trump Jr. met with those Rus­sians. Not the pres­i­dent. If that makes sense to you – then you are prob­a­bly a leftist.

Let’s not for­get the reg­u­lar stok­ing of the ouster flames with the reg­u­lar calls for Trump to release his tax returns – although there is no legal require­ment for any pres­i­dent to do so.

You know what? All of this sounds like a witch hunt to me.

Or, as Lou Dobbs said on Fox Busi­ness last week, “This is about a full-​on assault by the left – the Demo­c­ra­tic Party – to absolutely carry out a coup d’état against Pres­i­dent Trump, aided by the left-​wing media.”

Yep. A witch hunt. Definitely.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

By John Ruberry

Donald J. Trump may not be going through a witch hunt, but he’s surely the only president to face so many attempts to remove him from office.

What follows is a brief summary of the plots.

Shortly after his surprise win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats and their media wing tried to delegitimize his triumph by claiming that Russians, meaning of course Vladimir Putin, hacked the election results. To date no evidence has emerged of a single vote changed because of Russian interference. And the liberals also claimed that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the presidency.

In December, shortly before the Electoral College met in the 50 state capitols and the District of Columbia, a group of has-been Hollywood celebrities calling themselves Unite for America released a video asking Republican electors to vote for someone other than Trump. Another group, the Hamilton Electors, also unsuccessfully made a similar call out to the electors.

The Electoral College didn’t punt–Trump won the most electors.

The following month a smattering of Democrats tried to convince Congress not to certify the Electoral College results. A few days after Trump was inaugurated a leftist group sued him, claiming that Trump was in violation of the obscure emoluments clause in the Constitution because a representative of a foreign government, might, just might, stay at a Trump Organization hotel. Remember, just a few days later. Besides, the president removed himself from running the company.

In May there was a spike in impeachment calls after the president fired FBI Director James Comey, citing obstruction of justice. Late last month Trump Tweeted about the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” drawing attention to a facelift of co-host Mika Brzezinski.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsWhich led to calls by Democrats to have Trump removed from office under the 25th Amendment, calling into question his mental health.

Blogger with a man claiming to be Trump

The latest impeachment dustup centers on his son, Donald Trump Jr., meeting with some Russian operatives last summer, which have brought new life to the collusion charges. Let’s dial this back. Trump’s son met with some Russians, so the president should be removed from office. Trump Jr. met with those Russians. Not the president. If that makes sense to you–then you are probably a leftist.

Let’s not forget the regular stoking of the ouster flames with the regular calls for Trump to release his tax returns–although there is no legal requirement for any president to do so.

You know what? All of this sounds like a witch hunt to me.

Or, as Lou Dobbs said on Fox Business last week, “This is about a full-on assault by the left–the Democratic Party–to absolutely carry out a coup d’etat against President Trump, aided by the left-wing media.”

Yep. A witch hunt. Definitely.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.