The Impeachment circus of President Trump rolled onto Capital Hill yesterday, with ringmaster Adam Schiff ready to preside over the “made-for-TV-performance.
Everything had been meticulously planned in advance, the Biden operative secretly working somewhere within INTEL, perhaps at the urging of the former vice president decides to step forward using the protective status as a whistleblower, citing second and third hand information regarding the infamous July 26th phone call.
Setting into monition the investigation by ringmaster Schiff, however, the whistleblower will not testify, perhaps revealing the dubious relationships between Biden and Schiff.
Meanwhile, Schiff holds a series of secret interviews of potential witnesses, somewhere in a “safe-room” located in the capitol basement. After many weeks of secret testimony by a number of government workers and career diplomats, Schiff is ready to go public and present his case against the President.
At around 10 a.m. ringmaster Schiff makes his opening statement, accusing the President, of bribery and extortion, which is no doubt a serious and impeachable infraction, if it were true, and that’s when the impeachable balloon finally burst, with a resounding “POP,” thanks to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who stole the carefully crafted impeachment inquiry, revealing it as nothing more than an ill-conceived sideshow, in short, a HOAX.
Jordan, not one to mince words, used his 5-minutes of allowed time, brilliantly, cutting quickly to the chase by taking the tedious speaking Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor to the task.
Challenging his claims of hearsay, and having no direct knowledge of what actually transpired between President Trump and the Ukrainian President on July 26th.
Ambassador Taylor had previously testified he had a “clear” understanding that the release of aid to Ukraine was linked to a request for investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and Burisma Holdings.
When it finally came Jordan’s turn to question the career diplomat, he quickly cited the 3-meetings Taylor had with President Zelensky, between the time the aid was delayed and eventually released.
Furthermore, Taylor confirmed to Jordan that “there was no discussion of linkage” during any of those meetings.
“Now, with all due respect, Ambassador, your clear understanding was obviously wrong,” Jordan said, noting that Zelensky also never made any announcement of an investigation prior to Trump releasing the aid on Sept. 11, 2019.
The bemused diplomat, who only moments ago seemed extremely self-assured, began to suddenly fumfer regarding his “clear” understanding testimony.
“As I testified, Mr. Jordan, this came from Ambassador Gordon Sondland,” Taylor said, recalling that Sondland told him that he said to Zelensky, “that while this was not a quid pro quo if Mr. Zelensky did not clear things up in public, we would be at a stalemate.”
Jordan then pointed to an addendum to Sondland’s closed-door testimony, in which he discussed how Taylor recalled that he mentioned a linkage between the investigation and the release of aid to Ukraine.
The 55-year old Ohio congressman mockingly reads aloud the edited testimony, by Sondland back to Taylor.
“Ambassador Taylor recalls that Mr. Morrison told Ambassador Taylor that I told Mr. Morrison that I had conveyed this message to Mr. Yermak on September 1, 2019, in connection with Vice President Pence’s visit to Warsaw and a meeting with President Zelensky.”
Adding incredulously, “We got six people having four conversations in one sentence, and you just told me this is where you got your clear understanding,” Jordan said. “And you’re their star witness.”
At which point a meek Taylor smiled, almost agreeing in kind with Jordan.
No doubt House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff, will attempt to regroup. That’s why Rep Jordan along with Rep. Devin Nunes should be the only two Republicans tasked with asking questions, the other Republicans on the committee should relinquish their time.