Trump is a terrible businessman, but a great actor, as most of his “business career” has been a failure save for his ventures into acting. He said that he was going to have Hillary Clinton ‘locked up’, but instead is facing the threat of legal preceedings against himself. In a recent development now coming out about his pending ‘impeachment’, Trump has hired former Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr and the Jewish pedophile-defender Alan Dershowitz for his ‘defense team’.
President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson.
Also on the team is ex-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, CNBC has learned. In addition, Robert Ray, who succeeded Starr as independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation of Clinton, is expected to be on the team. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow are heading the defense effort.
The Trump team choices came to light four days before his trial is set to begin in earnest in the Senate.
The Republican president was accused in impeachment articles passed by the House of abusing power and obstructing Congress. The charges relate to Trump asking Ukraine’s new president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden — the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — while withholding congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine.
The legal lineup will not include Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and another personal attorney for Trump. Giuliani’s push last year to get Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden were the subject of extensive testimony and evidence in House impeachment proceedings.
“The president asked me to do this, and the legal team asked me to do this,” Dershowitz said in an interview with CNBC after his role on the defense team became known.
Dershowitz said he will be making oral arguments in the Senate “to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal.”
He also said that although he opposed Clinton’s impeachment and voted for Hillary Clinton against Trump in 2016, he “is participating in this impeachment trial to defend the integrity of the Constitution and to prevent the creation of a dangerous constitutional precedent.” (source)
At this point, regardless of party affiliation, one needs to sit back and make a serious examination of what is happening here.
You are watching a reality television show. That is what is going on. There is nothing more to be said about this.
I have said it many times, that the presidency is simply a ‘dog-and-pony’ show for those in power. What are reality television shows comprised of? Scandal, intrigue, fighting, public spats, fits of rage, crying, angry women, arrogant men, and general silliness that eventually resolves itself in the end. It is known that reality television is overwhelmingly staged, meant to convey the impression of reality without it actually being reality. Trump has taken this to a whole new level.
I do not wish to understate the gravity of some of the accusations being leveled concerning Trump. However, this and many of the other “controversies” are internal disputes that could and in normal circumstances, would be resolved privately or in a way with minimal public attention. Instead, they are being played before the world to see, all to cries of “fake news”.
This is not how a government functions. This is how a reality television show works, or when a government wants itself to be portrayed in a certain way.
Second, is that President Trump has been, without question, the greatest force yet in pushing for the conditions to bring a third world war.
This is not an accusation against Trump as opposed to other presidents, because other presidents before him- Obama, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, and Reagan alike and before- all served a role in preparing the geopolitical conditions to usher in another potential conflict in the future. However, we can say that under his administration, Trump:
-Declared that China, Russia, and the E.U. are foes of the USA (source)
-Allowed Turkey to invade Syria and Iraq (source)
-Pushed and is pushing for Germany to revive her military (source)
-Established tarriffs to promote U.S. isolationism and protectionism (source)
-Moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in a move to trigger regional destabilization (source)
-Promoted and is promoting war against Iran (source)
-Backed Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen in which thousands have died (source)
-Broke his major campaign promise and attacked Syria (source)
-Sold weapons to Saudi Arabia (source)
-Promoted restrictions on guns for legal gun owners (source)
This list could go on with more items. What must be understood is that under Trump, while there has been certain notable benefits which have taken place, the general orientation of the society and development has not changed at all. In fact, it seems to have sped up in comparison with previous administrations. Trump, for what reforms he has done have been very little, and overall has shown himself to be even potentially more controlled than previous presidents by his actions.
This is the real scandal, not the ‘impeachment,’ which, at this point, is little more than a thinly-veiled attempt at generating publicity for his 2020 election run, which he will likely win based on current conditions.
Far from being a “prosecution,” this is going to be another episode in the reality television show that the American presidency has descended into.