Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short as ‘Complicated,’ Unclear Allegations Drive Inquiry Forward

Breitbart: House Democrats’ first impeachment inquiry public hearing on Wednesday was widely panned as the two career diplomats who testified failed to offer clear allegations of wrongdoing against President Donald Trump, and Democrats running the show found themselves on defense in response to the Republicans in the minority who were aggressive and effective in pushing their counter-narrative.

“It was a total disaster for us,” one senior House Democrat aide told Breitbart News.

“Too complicated,” another Democrat aide said.

“This won’t make sense to regular people,” a third Democrat aide told Breitbart News.

Wednesday marked the first public hearing of the Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The hearing opened slowly, taking 93 minutes for the panel’s chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and its ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as well as the two witnesses Bill Taylor and George Kent to get through their opening statements.

Taylor’s opening statement, which he read in its entirely, was 20-pages-long and contained lots of unclear background information. Kent’s, which was nearly as long and winding, contained numerous history lessons about Europeans helping Americans in the Revolutionary War.

The White House was clearly pleased with the lackluster performance by Democrats on Wednesday, as evidenced by two tweets from White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham: MORE

19 Comments on Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short as ‘Complicated,’ Unclear Allegations Drive Inquiry Forward

  1. I didn’t watch the hearings, just saw a couple of clips. Were Taylor and Kent considered to be anti-Trump, or did Schiffty just think that their testimony would be damning to him? It seemed to me that they were just trying to be honest, from the clips I saw.

  2. “This won’t make sense to regular people,” yes it does, democrats are fighting windmill blades in a hurricane of truth. Their
    BS isn’t sticking.

  3. I doubt any significant number of people are changing their minds one way or the other as a result of the hearings.

    People believe what they want to believe and just interpret everything they see and hear to reinforce those beliefs.

  4. This circus has very little to do with impeaching Trump. The real intent here is to influence the 2020 election. They are desperate because they know that they have no real chance of gaining the WH.

  5. Putting up with the stench of a democRAT wet fart all day is whut doesn’t make sense to regular people! These pettifogging snollygosters love to sit in their own mess wafting in the aroma with both hands!
    “Everybody likes their own brand don’t they?”
    “Mmmmmmm, that smells like hot sick ass in a dead carcass.”
    “Even stink would say that stinks!”

  6. Left Coast Dan, the Kent guy you could clearly see his anti-Trump oozing from him. He at times replied to Republicans with little smartass comments. He wasn’t too thrilled that Trump fired his female ambassador friend, that he made clear what good friends they were and how great she was. He also didn’t like that Trump didn’t consult them before deciding on anything related to foreign policy. He appeared to care more about Ukraine and Europe than he did his own country, the one that for 3 generations his family has been drawing a paycheck from. He just came off to me as he was mad his friend was fired by Trump and he was going to smear him because of it.
    The other had vibes of being anti-Trump and he also seemed to have a problem that the President didn’t go through regular channels. He also didn’t seem to care for America first policies.

  7. Even when they fail so spectacularly, they’re condescending and undeservingly smug in their own sense of superiority about it.

    Duh, impeachment worthy offenses are there. We’re just too smart to explain something so complicated to you high school dropouts.

    This is the Seinfeld Impeachment Hearing. It’s a hearing about nothing.

  8. As long as the D’s can inculcate the idea of “the smoking gun” in voters’ minds, they will consider this a success. “Regular People” don’t read, they don’t blog; they watch C, N & N, CBS, ABC, PBS and MSNBC. Their aim, as has been said, is to influence voters’ votes. That is also why the corrupt media do what they do.

  9. Brought up witnessing these politicians for decades, I now truly understand how Barack got his definition of creating a Legacy.
    Be as shiftless as possible.
    And here I thought he won,,,
    silly me.

  10. Americans should be seeing clearly that Government is a ‘necessary evil’ that must be contained, monitored and kept as small as possible, at all times.
    When we get lazy in that chore, or drop our guard (as we most definitely have), then the soulless beast rises to devour its host.

    If President Trump prevails and many, many others collaborate in stuffing this beast back into its box, we can turn the corner back to decency.

  11. The very impartial, fact-focused CBS assures us that the next witness will provide first hand testimony countering Trump’s claims about his intentions. Bets in the CBS office pool are that Trump resigns before Thanksgiving.

  12. The only person who found yesterdays hearings damning to the president was Chris Wallace.
    I know, shocking isn’t it?

  13. “It was a total disaster for us,”

    …what an incredibly telling sentence THIS is!

    …not “Thank God we have found no basis so far to roil this country, tank its economy, risk outright Civil War that would destabilize the entire world by emboldening dictators everywhere to act up why we are transfixed by our own intestinal troubles”.

    Not, “It’s a good thing that it appears we won’t have to rip this Country in half by removing a duly elected, popular President for the first time since our founding”.

    … not “it’s a good thing for U.S.”.

    …nope, he means bad for us DEMOCRATS because it appears that yet another transparently false scheme will come to nothing, and they can’t make all of the above happen to this County.

    This isn’t a fucking football game, it’s national governance, and if Schiff’s Star Chamber actually SUCCEEDED, you CLEARLY have NO concept of the pain that would follow in the war it would inspire that YOU would probably LOSE.

    … it’s been a long time since Democrats were actually identified as Americans or cared about taking care of America. This guy is just being a little bit more honest than most.

  14. Twitter is all a-buzz with a law suit saying that Jim Jordon knew all about sexual assaults that took place in the earlier ‘90’s. You know, another immediate accusation that the Democrats are fond of.

    What those tweets don’t mention is that, from what I have read, there is only one complaintant, everyone else around there at the time supports Jordon, and that the complainant withdrew his suit.

    But we won’t let that stop anybody.


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