“A trial organized by a government in order to have an effect on public opinion and reduce political opposition, and not in order to find the truth.”https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/show-trial
Say what you want about the Democrat Party hacks and Deep State denizens orchestrating the current impeachment proceedings against the President. They are not stupid. They do learn from experience.
Russia Gate Failed
For years following the 2016 election they pushed the mad Russia Gate allegations against President Trump, in an unsuccessful attempt to stage what amounted to the first coup in American political history. They failed in their objective, because of one critical error. They actually allowed a formal investigative process to go forward, one which included, in the tradition of American jurisprudence due process and the right to confront one’s accusers.
That attempt, despite a stacked deck of ideological opponents of the President within the Mueller investigative team, ultimately foundered on these points. There was no case. There was no evidence. No matter how the facts were twisted, they could not stand up in the light of day when subjected to anything remotely resembling an impartial investigative process.
No matter. On to Coup 2.0.
This time there will be no investigative process. No rights will be afforded the accused. Accusers will not be required to submit to cross examination or even to appear. A circus will be conducted. The results are preordained.
The average American – even one with no legal training or background – instinctively understands what is required when allegations of criminal misconduct are leveled. There must be a full, fair and impartial investigation of the facts. If the matter moves forward to a “trial” of any kind certain formalities must be observed.
The case against the accused must be presented by a prosecutor of some type. The accused must be defended by legal counsel. The entire proceeding must be conducted under the supervision of a separate figure, a judge or magistrate, who is aligned neither with the prosecution or the defense and whose only interest is in seeing justice served.
And, ultimately, most importantly, the verdict of guilt or innocence must be determined by an impartial arbiter, a judge or jury, who answers neither to the defense or the prosecution and is immune to pressure applied by either side. This, in brief, is the essence of the American judicial system as enshrined in the Constitution and in the Bill of Rights.
What is now underway in Washington, D.C. bears no resemblance whatsoever to such a proceeding. What is on full display on network television is a show trial. We have seen them before. They were a favorite tool of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin who during the 1930’s conducted at least three series of such spectacles during which political opponents within the Soviet Communist Party were demonized, denied any meaningful right to defend themselves, convicted of “crimes” they were alleged to have committed and, ultimately, executed.
The objective of those “trials” was not to find the truth. The objective of those “trials” was not to provide due process or reach a just result. The objective was purely political. It was to destroy any and all opponents of an increasingly tyrannical despot and to send a very public signal to the nation as a whole that no one had the ability to stand against the regime.
This is no different. We are told that the President committed some kind of misconduct during a phone call with the President of Ukraine and that a “whistleblower” within the CIA reported this. This individual, whose allegations form the entire foundation of this proceeding, will not be called. He will not appear in the light of day. He will not be subjected to cross-examination.
Protecting The Bidens
Serious questions have been raised about possible collusion between the “whistleblower” and the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. The facts suggest strongly that Congressman Schiff and his staff were involved in the preparation of the “complaint” presented by the “whistleblower.” No matter, Schiff, a diehard opponent of the President’s who has already made clear his support for impeachment, will effectively act as the judge in the impeachment proceedings now underway.
The entire Ukraine “affair” centers on allegations that the President may have done something improper in pressuring the government of Ukraine to investigate very credible accusations of corruption involving Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, former Vice-President Joe Biden and Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden, who was thrown out of the U.S. Navy for cocaine use, somehow landed a job making $50,000 a month working for Burisma in 2014.
A Ukrainian businessman with ties to the head of the Ukrainian gas company has stated that Hunter Biden was hired “to protect (the company) at a time when it faced potential criminal prosecution.” He was hired as a “helpful non-executive director with a powerful name.” At the time of Biden’s hiring, the founder of Burisma was being investigated in Ukraine for corruption, tax violations and money laundering. Joe Biden has publicly admitted that he subsequently forced the government of Ukraine to fire the prosecutor looking into the allegations against Burisma.
Biden Admits Pressuring Ukraine
Per the decision of Adam Schiff, neither Biden will have to testify. No evidence will be heard regarding Ukraine and actual corruption.
Democratic Republic At Stake
What is at stake in these proceedings is much larger than the fate of this President. What is at stake is the very future of this republic. We have already moved into a reality in which political opponents of a duly-elected President feel empowered to attempt to depose him. We are now moving into a world in which all of the core principles of our justice system are being destroyed. Turn on the television. Try not to cry. Witness America’s very own show trial.