President Trump, as noted by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been continuously making taunts aimed at goading House Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against him. According to the House Speaker, Trump’s intentions is to instill divisiveness not only among House Democrats but to the entire nation as well.
Trump’s impeachment baiting techniques all the more strengthen Ms. Pelosi and other House Leaders’ conviction of first setting out probes into all matters regarded as impeachable grounds, rather than directly go into impeachment proceedings.
That way, the truth will come out and validate all grounds for impeachment; including Trump’s multiple attempts to obstruct justice with regard to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s proven interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that nearly every day, this US president is providing potential grounds for his own impeachment. In a recent Georgetown event, Ms. Pelosi reiterated that actually going into impeachment proceedings before the truth behind all Trump’s impeachable actions has been uncovered, would be divisive for the country.
The errant US president will make appeals to his supporters, particularly voters in the forthcoming presidential elections. That he is being politically persecuted by the ruling House Democrats, based on false accusations.
Still, House Speaker Pelosi made it clear that they intend to defend the right of the Democratic majority to fully investigate the activities of Trump and his administration, saying,
“We (the House of Representatives) have a path where we are investigating, exercising our constitutional responsibility to have oversight and also our constitutional mandate as a separate branch of government to hold the other branch accountable, predicated on the fact that no person is above the law, not even the President of the United States.”
Trump’s Campaign Strategy Includes Portraying Himself as a President Under Siege
While continuously dropping baits for his impeachment, Trump allies on the other hand incessantly argue that the Democrat-led House investigations are politically motivated; and are all rooted on partisan reasons, mainly to destroy Trump’s reputation.
Should House Democrats proceed directly with impeachment proceedings, they would be playing right into Trump’s ability to manipulate and twist turn of events in ways that appeal to his core supporters. A House impeachment hearing not supported by substantiated facts, will only reinforce a President-under-siege campaign narrative launched as early as 2 years ago; even before the results of Special Counsel Mueller’s report was made public.
Such a narrative can be gleaned in Trump’s fundraising campaign emails, in which the contents included appeals for defending the president against an unjust impeachment. In reality, the imaginary impeachment is yet to happen, dependent on the results of the House Judiciary Committee’s deeper probe on the information presented by the Mueller Report.
Trump’s Strategy Includes Slowing Down of Investigations by Fighting Subpoenas and Rejecting House Democrat’s Requests for Documents
In conjunction with Trump’s baiting techniques, the U.S. president is firmly holding his ground against potential impeachment by vowing to fight all subpoenas that will be served to him, to his political aides and to all staff of the White House Administration.
In an apparent attempt to slow down, if not block the House Democrat’s investigations, the White House rejected the House Judiciary Committee’s request for documents critical to the committee’s sweeping investigation into possible acts of obstruction of justice.