Encore of Revival: America, February 3, 2020

After hearing from the house managers and then the Trump defense team, it sounds more like the one who may have committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” would be Joe Biden. Maxim Waters claimed that impeachment is not governed by law, only whatever whim Congress decides—a statement that simply isn’t true.

This level of lawlessness expected of the government suggests a nation doomed. A growing portion of the electorate actually believe that government should take whatever drastic action it wants—because they feel comfortable with the current action proposed. But, they so quickly forget that the tables were only recently reversed, and being lawful in the very way they hold in contempt now was the only thing protecting them from the government doing likewise to them just a few years ago.

The biggest danger Trump always posed was that he would do too good of a job, that he would be too successful, and that the Republicans would thus earn great power that they neither deserved nor understood. These past few months, Republicans have announced that they would back a president they abhorred just a few years ago. They do this because they enjoy the success they didn’t expect him to create because they had failed to create that success at anytime in their careers. Hateful yesterday, grateful today, what will tomorrow hold for Republicans?

Last week, as expected, Republicans turned down Democrats’ call for more witnesses—after House Democrats could have called the same witnesses, but didn’t. Though having Biden on record would have played well in Republican politics, the disgruntled, disenfranchised, dejected, and shamed former National Security Advisor John Bolton was never going to be given a soapbox. He is a war monger and a neo-Conservative, still angry that Trump pulled out of Syria and Afghanistan. Democrats wanted him as a witness, but Republicans knew he would only yield opinion and tainted facts at best, understandably contrary to the president who fired him. That was never going to happen and Democrats knew it; that’s why Democrats asked for it. Getting rejected often rallies the voter base.

As Democrats push their case for impeachment because of “feelings rather than law”, Republican voters are rallying around their president. Trump will likely win by an even greater margin in 2020 than he did in 2016, all thanks to the support for impeachment. This is not only because of Democrats on Capitol Hill. In coffee shops, offices, and homes, Republican voters are listening to Democrat voters give their reasons to support impeachment and that scares them just as much, if not more, than what Democrats in Washington say. Thus, in 2020, the Senate stands to gain even more seats, inching ever closer to a supermajority in the Senate. Once that happens, our liberties will be at the greatest risk since the founding because nothing is as dangerous as a party not held in check. Republicans in Washington pose a supermajority danger to all voters, and it was Democratic voters who helped it all happen—because their parents never taught them why government must not be lawless.


Major reversal on many fronts
Michael Flynn takes on ‘egregious’ FBI misconduct, little-known FBI agent in guilty plea withdrawal // Fox News

FBI restricts information obtained from Carter Page FISA surveillance // WA Examiner


Tom Basile: Pelosi’s impeachment gamble fails – here’s what going all in could cost her and the Democrats // Fox News

Democrats won’t give up
Trump impeachment: Republican Senate ‘coverup’ prompts backlash | Trump impeachment // Guardian

Final Trump impeachment vote teed up for next week after GOP blocks Dem effort for new witnesses // Fox News

Rand Paul frustrated after John Roberts rejects his whistleblower question in impeachment trial // CNN

WATCH: Pam Bondi argues Biden corruption concerns are legitimate | Trump impeachment trial // YouTube @ PBS NewsHour

WATCH: Dershowitz says charges against Trump are ‘outside’ of impeachment offenses // YouTube @ PBS NewsHour

Day 1,103: Bolton Bombshells Overshadow Team Trump’s Impeachment Defense // YouTube @ MSNBC

Chris Murphy: It’s ‘Possible’ Some Democrats Vote to Acquit Trump // Breitbart

Rank & Defense

U.S. Navy Now Jamming GPS Over Six States and 125,000 Square Miles. // The Aviationist

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash puts spotlight on Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky S-76B, investigations underway // USA Today

North America

What to Know About USMCA, Trump’s New Trade Pact // Newsweek

Trump shuns Democrats as he signs bipartisan USMCA // Politico

Donald Trump uses trade deal ceremony to get more support // Daily Mail

NAFTA IS GONE: President Trump Speech at USMCA Signing Ceremony // YouTube @ Golden State Times