The Trump team is going all out in their attempts to defend the president against the ongoing impeachment inquiry from House Democrats, which they’re planning a formal, full House vote approving for this week. This week, Axios published an interview with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and spectacularly unqualified adviser Jared Kushner in which he insisted that the president is essentially “unimpeachable.” In other words, it appears that the best “defense” the Trump team has got consists of them sticking their heads in the sand after getting confronted with evidence of their corrupt behavior.
Discussing those House Dems, Kushner complained:
‘They’ve been trying to impeach the president for the last three years and they’ve been unsuccessful at that. The best thing going for the president is he hasn’t done anything wrong. And at this point, they’ve investigated him over and over and over again and I think the American people are sick and tired of it. The president’s record of accomplishments is unimpeachable. And he’s going to continue to do the things the American people care about… If they want to play silly games we will obviously deal with that in an appropriate manner, but we are not going to let that distract us as an administration.’
Distract them from what exactly? Their busy schedule of presidential tweets and “executive time” and flatly refusing to even acknowledge let alone cooperate for the advancement of the hundreds of bills that House Democrats have passed this year?
Trump’s side keeps making bombastic claims about how the “American people” are supposedly on their side or whatever, but just about a majority of Americans seem to support the impeachment inquiry, and about the same segment supports taking that inquiry to the point of removing Trump from office — which would, of course, require Republican Senators to decide that basic political decency is more important to them than sticking by the incendiary Trump. According to RealClearPolitics, an average of about 49.4 percent of people say they support impeachment, and about 47.5 percent support removal.
No matter those numbers, Kushner can’t just stand in front of a mirror and say there was no impeachable conduct and make it true. We can all read the call record that the White House themselves released on which Trump told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he should get in touch with Attorney General Bill Barr and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to get an investigation into the Bidens going.
This week, the pace of testimony in the impeachment inquiry that’s confirming initially reported details of Trump’s Ukraine scheme reached a new height with the appearance before Congress of National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was listening into the scrutinized Trump/Zelensky call as it happened.
Trump personally responded to the latest development by asserting Vindman was a “Never Trumper,” rambling:
‘Supposedly, according to the Corrupt Media, the Ukraine call “concerned” today’s Never Trumper witness. Was he on the same call that I was? Can’t be possible! Please ask him to read the Transcript of the call. Witch Hunt!’
Seriously — this is the best they’ve got in response.