Nov 17, 2019
After two days of open hearings into the possible impeachment of president Donald J. Trump, one commonality with all of the witnesses (thus far) is abundantly clear -- no one had any direct knowledge. We have witnesses testifying to how they felt, what they thought, what they believed and how they interpreted what they had been told by others. We had rumor, innuendo and hearsay as the pillars for Adam Schiff's opening volley to be used against the president.
I decided to break down those two days and I was left with one rather interesting question to ask of those who despise the current president. That question is, "Are we okay setting the precedence that we can now use hearsay, rumor and innuendo as a basis by which we invoke articles of impeachment?" Because, if we are, we will be going through this process again with the next election and the one after that and so on and so on. We are embarking down a dangerous path, a Machiavellian course, where future elected officials will be challenged solely because of how the opposition feels about them, regardless of the absence of high crimes, acts of treason or bribery.