Democrats accusing President Donald Trump of being a “dictator” have their rhetoric backward, according to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro.
Echoing the president’s attorneys, Judge Jeanine said that the impeachment of Donald Trump is nothing more than a “ruthless” attempt by Dems to overturn the 2016 election, Fox News reported. The fiery primetime host was reacting to the first day of rebuttal arguments from Trump’s lawyers, who similarly claimed that Democrats are trying to interfere in the 2020 election by tarnishing Trump.
Pirro: Dems “are the dictators”
In three days of arguments last week, the Democrats’ impeachment managers accused Trump of trying to “cheat” in the 2020 election by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, and then cover it up by “obstructing” Congress. Democrats melodramatically warned that democracy itself would come to an end if Trump were not removed from office, as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) dubiously argued that the American people could not be trusted to decide Trump’s fate at the ballot box.
Americans heard Trump’s side of the story for the first time Saturday in a brief two-hour session, as Trump’s lawyers said that it was the Democrats, not Trump, who were interfering with elections. The president’s lawyers accused Democrats of having hatched a plot to remove Trump from power by any means necessary from the day he rose to the Oval Office, with the Ukraine drama simply being their latest attempt after the Russia collusion conspiracy theory fell apart.
Pirro, who was in attendance at the trial, shredded Democrats for treating Trump unfairly and holding the nation hostage for three years since his election. She touted the president’s lawyers for having “totally rebutted the outlandish claims of those who resist our duly elected commander in chief,” adding:
Folks, these people simply lie. They are ruthless people. And they say the president thinks he’s a dictator and a king. Folks, the only people acting like dictators are [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and company.
Trump lawyers blast Bidens
While Trump’s attorneys held off on attacking the Bidens during Saturday’s arguments, they came out guns blazing in their second day of presentations on Monday. The president’s friend and attorney, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and lawyer Eric Herschmann argued that there was a legitimate public interest in having possible corruption involving the Bidens investigated.
“The House managers say that the investigations had been debunked, they were sham investigations. So now we have the question: Were they really?” Herschmann said. “Was it, in fact, true that any investigation had been debunked? The House managers do not identify for you who supposedly conducted any investigations. Who supposedly did the debunking? Who discredited it? Where and when were any such investigations conducted? When were the results published?”
Trump and his allies have accused Hunter Biden of selling access to his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, while sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company. Biden famously bragged about pressuring Ukraine to fire Viktor Shokin, a prosecutor who had investigated Burisma for possible corruption.
Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media have routinely claimed, as if it were proven beyond doubt, that there is no basis to the Biden–Ukraine story. However, no such investigation to “debunk” the case has ever taken place.
Trial uncertainty abounds
The trial could end as soon as this week if Senators vote to not allow additional witnesses, but it could drag into February if they go the other way. On the eve of the trial’s resumption, Democrats capitalized on a leaked manuscript of John Bolton’s upcoming book to pressure Republican senators, who are eager to get the trial over with, to allow Bolton and other witnesses to testify.
Republican senators have warned that they might call Hunter Biden if Democrats insist on calling the witnesses they seek. A protracted, political trial is looking increasingly likely after Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) signaled that they would indeed vote in favor of witnesses.
Republicans must stand firm and reject this attempted coup.