Tome Steyer is a former hedge fund manager and well-known billionaire who despises the Trump Presidency. He launched the Need to Impeach campaign using $40 million from own funds in October of 2017. Needless to say, Tom Steyer hates Donald Trump with a passion.
Ron Fein is the Legal Director for Free Speech For People and has an up and coming book titled, “The Constitution Demands it: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump,” which will be released by Melville House in August of 2018. Of course, Ron Fein is vehemently opposed to the Trump Presidency as well.
Well, the anti-Trump duo co-authored a piece on NBCnews.com this past Wednesday named, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation must be stopped until Mueller’s investigation is complete. A rather straight forward name for what they intended to convey within their piece. They believe that President Trump’s most recent nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, should not be considered for Senate confirmation until the Mueller probe has concluded.
Steyer and Fein attempt to make their argument based on the premise that there are members of the Trump campaign who are under investigation for possible collusion with the Russian government as it pertained to the 2016 presidential election. The dynamic duo use the guilty pleas of George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn coupled with the charges leveled against Paul Manafort to suggest the Mueller probe, regarding Russian collusion, is a valid investigation. They FAIL to mention that none of the charges or indictments which name Trump associates have any relation to collusion with the Russian government.
In fact, Mueller entered a motion to exclude evidence or argument on Friday, June 22 in the Paul Manafort case. The motion seeks to restrict Manaforts attorneys in arguing that he was selectively targeted for his work with the Trump campaign since the charges do not stem from his activities as a member of the Trump campaign. This motion alone decimates any possibility of Manafort having been suspected of colluding with the Russian government at the behest of Donald Trump to secure the 2016 Presidential election. All of Manafort’s charges deal with his work in Ukraine which occurred well before he was even considered to join the Trump campaign. Of course, Steyer and Fein neglected to mention these fun facts in their NBC piece.
It gets even better.
Steyer and Fein attempt to dispel the argument that President Bill Clinton was permitted to name a Supreme Court nominee while under investigation by suggesting the Lewinski scandal had not yet occurred when he made the nomination. However, they fail to make any mention of the investigation that dovetailed into the Lewinski scandal, Whitewater.
In 1992 L. Jean Lewis, an investigator for Resolution Trust Corporation, submitted a criminal referral to the FBI naming both Bill and Hillary Clinton as witnesses in the Madison Guarantee fraud case. Yes, this means they were subjects of a legitimate investigation that ultimately yielded significant prosecutions. This is VERY similar to Trump being a subject, not the target, of the Russian collusion probe. Karen McDougal was prosecuted for refusing to answer questions under oath pertaining to the Clinton’s alleged involvement in the Whitewater scandal. President Bill Clinton would go on to issue a full pardon to Karen McDougal. Many suggest the pardon was issued to reward McDougal for keeping quiet about the Clinton’s role in the Whitewater scandal.
Furthermore, L. Jean Lewis made several referrals to the FBI regarding the Clinton’s between 1992 and 1994 and made several calls to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansas and the United States Justice Department. President Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in June of 1993 and she was confirmed by a 97 – 3 vote in August of 1993. So yes, President Clinton most certainly DID nominate Ginsburg while he was under investigation and she was confirmed regardless.
Steyer and Fein also aimed to list some of the questions that a Justice Kavanaugh might face in the near future, as pertaining to President Trump. For example, Steyer and Fein claim that Kavanaugh may have to rule on whether or not a sitting president can be indicted. Sadly, they failed to mention that the special counsel has already alerted the President’s legal team that they fully intend to follow FBI regulations which stipulate that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
As far as anyone outside the special counsel knows, President Trump is not the target of any investigation, as stated by Rod Rosenstein in April of 2018. After almost two years of investigatory work, President Trump still has yet to be named as a target nor has he been named in any indictment. But that didn’t stop Steyer and Fein from stretching their imagination so far as to make themselves appear even more foolish than they already do.
It appears that Steyer and Fein are going for broke after the latest indictment from the special counsel stated that no Americans took part in the meddling scheme operated by Russian intelligence officers. The latest indictment acts as further vindication of the Trump campaign as it pertains to allegations of Russian collusion, which prompted Steyer and Fein to submit their fictional piece to NBC in a fit of rage.
The piece reads as if it were written by two petulant children that are making inane excuses for an event they have no power, what-so-ever, to stop. They are powerless and are lashing out as a result. They live in an alt-left reality that blinds them to any facts that dispel their calls for impeachment, and they refuse to acquiesce.
Judge Kavanaugh seems to be sailing right into confirmation, just as Neil Gorsuch did. The confirmation will go on and it appears that some red state democrats are going to vote in favor of Judge Kavanaugh. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attempted to unify the Democratic Party this week in an effort to vote “no” in the Senate Kavanaugh confirmation. Joe Manchin had some extremely harsh words for Schumer’s attempt to dictate how red-state Democrats should vote.
“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico regarding Schumer’s demands. Couple this fact with strong polling data that shows significant support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation in key Senate battleground states, and you get some very angry liberal progressives. Tom Steyer’s and Ron Fein’s NBC piece perfectly embody the unreasonable demands from the liberal progressive wing of the Democratic Party and serves as a highlight to their opposition to the United States Constitution.
Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution stipulates that the President of the United States is to nominate, with the advice and consent of the Senate, judges of the Supreme Court. Nowhere in this article, nor anywhere else in the Constitution, does it suggest these duties should be postponed or shelved in light of unproven allegations. There is already a mechanism in place that would allow the Senate to refuse the nominee if allegations against the President seemed credible enough to demand such an action, and that is through Senate consent. Clearly, the Senate does not believe any of the allegations warrant such an action.
As for Steyer and company’s impeachment demands, the Constitution is rather clear in that regard as well. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution is extremely easy to understand however, Tom Steyer seems to have a difficulty doing just that.
United Stated Constitution – Article II, Section 4
The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors.
President Trump has not been charged with a single crime, which means there are no grounds for impeachment. This leaves angry liberal progressives with one option, learn to get used to hearing the term, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.