Friday, October 23, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Denying Presidential Legitimacy

October 5, 2019 --

By focusing impeachment on the July 25 Trump-Zelensky phone call, the Democrats are, to use John Bachelor's phrase October 1, "denying the legitimacy" of President Trump. To call for impeachment of the president, based on his request that Ukraine President Zelensky look into corruption charges that may involve former Vice President Joseph Biden and his son Hunter, is tantamount to declaring that as far as the president is concerned, the Bidens are above the law -- that President Trump has no authority make a bona fide request for information on misconduct that may involve a Democrat candidate for president. This seems to LPR an obvious use of impeachment to interfere with President Trump's re-election bid. What next, the claim from Democrats and their media megaphones that the presidential candidacy\ of a Republican, itself, constitutes interference in a Democrat's presidential campaign?

The rush by Democrats and their media allies to claim that Mr. Trump is looking for "dirt" and using a foreign source to interfere with the 2020 election is no more to be believed than House Intelligence chairman's false rendition of the transcript of the Trump-Zelensky conversation. As Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W.Jenkins, Jr. indicated in his October 2 column, the left has a habit of putting words in President Trump's mouth, for invidious purpose. Congressional Republicans, take note.