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Trump Counters Democrats' Secretive Impeachment With Transparency

Trump Counters Democrats' Secretive Impeachment With Transparency
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy in the East Room at the White House October 16, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Wednesday, 16 October 2019 03:11 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The Democrats are adamantly refusing to allow public scrutiny of their impeachment inquiry, making President Donald J. Trump’s unprecedented displays of transparency throughout this process all the more remarkable.

As the politically motivated impeachment probe swings into full gear, the Democrats seem to have one overarching objective — preventing the American people from keeping an eye on their effort to oust our president.

Representative Adam Schiff and his gang of obstructionist and socialist Democrats in the House of Representatives are more committed to secrecy than ever before, tightly guarding the information obtained from recent witness interviews on the Hill. In fact, their latest interview with Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, was officially conducted as a deposition — meaning that lawmakers were restricted from talking about the session to the press.

To make matters worse, the format allowed the Democrats to prevent Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz from sitting in on the interview, even though Gaetz is a member of the House Judiciary Committee that traditionally conducts impeachment hearings.

Despite objections from their Republican colleagues, the Democrats have conducted two previous impeachment-related interviews in a similarly opaque fashion. Even though both sessions were transcribed, Schiff prohibited the release of the transcripts to the public, allowing his colleagues to selectively leak and spin tidbits from the proceedings with no way for anyone to know the full truth.

The dodginess and secrecy displayed by the Democrats contrasts sharply with the unprecedented degree of transparency that has characterized President Trump’s handling of the Democrat impeachment inquiry.

When the Democrats first attempted to weaponize the so-called “whistleblower” complaint against the president, the White House quickly moved to release the detailed transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, ensuring that the American people would have unfiltered access to the document at the center of the manufactured impeachment scandal.

It’s hard to overstate the significance of that action. The president waived one of the most central aspects of executive privilege — the right to conduct diplomacy without public scrutiny of his conversations with foreign leaders — in order to reassure the public that the latest attacks against him were completely scurrilous and unfounded.

Similarly, President Trump has urged the Democrats to reveal the identity of the original “whistleblower” so that the public can assess whether his motivations were grounded in political partisanship.

“Adam Schiff now doesn’t seem to want the Whistleblower to testify. NO!” the president recently tweeted, adding that the American people have a right to know the whistleblower’s identity “to determine WHY this was done to the USA.”

Of course, there’s a good reason why the Democrats are so worried about revealing too much information. It’s the same reason why President Trump is so ready and willing to fight for transparency — the entire impeachment inquiry was a hit job from the start.

After all, we have now come to learn that the whistleblower who sparked the entire scandal had “professional” ties to at least one of the Democrats running for president in 2020. Likewise, Ukraine’s president has publicly insisted that he felt no pressure from the White House — directly contradicting the Democrat Party’s claim that Donald Trump was blackmailing Ukraine.

The Democrats are resorting to secrecy because they need to cherry-pick the facts to fit their purposes. Fortunately, the president is countering their furtiveness with a strategy of maximum transparency that will ensure the American people eventually get the whole truth.

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The Democrats are adamantly refusing to allow public scrutiny of their impeachment inquiry, making President Donald J. Trump’s unprecedented displays of transparency throughout this process all the more remarkable.
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