1/2 Who watches the watchman? Victor Davis Hanson

Dec 06, 2019, 05:59 AM
Image: J Edgar Hoover and his assistant Clyde Tolson sitting in beach lounge chairs, c. 1939.  Daytime attire.  Public domain.

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution, & Foreign Policy magazine, points out that once you decide to impeach, you need to make the facts fit it.  This recently was all  about “quid pro quo”; then a focus group said that wasn’t well received, so it was switched to “bribery,” which also didn't achieve much favor, so now it’s “obstruction of Congress.”

Mrs Pelosi had a meltdown today, as did Joe Biden; then a Stanford law professor said she couldn’t walk down a street past a Trump-owned hotel.

Have we reached the end of our civic contract?  Yes, we seem to be moving into a parliamentary system.  . . .   The IG report is to be issued next Monday.  . . .   Where is Joseph Mifsud?

All of the US intell agencies were complicit in spying and using a foreign national active in favor of Mrs Clinton’s campaign; thereafter, they moved to subvert Donald Trump’s presidency.  As all of the indictments and referrals emerge at the same time, that’ll be [profoundly awkward] for the Democrats.  A lot of landmines ahead.  Mrs Pelosi must regret some of her decisions; she’s in a boxed canyon.

Who’s watching the watchers? No one, when the Democrats are in charge.