For John, BLUF: My wife thinks the only plausible explanation for Speaker Pelosi's actions is that she [secretly] wants President Trump reëlected. This is a plausible alternative answer. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From DaTechGuy, by baldilocks (AKA Juliette Akinyi Ochieng), 21 December 2019.
Here is the gist of the article:
Trump doesn’t care about the stigma of impeachment. He knew they were planning it before the election and, once he got elected, it was on.How long can she manipulate this Impeachment drama. Not very long, I would think.
Some of them even said so in public on Inauguration Day.
So, after the Mueller investigation came up empty, President Trump goaded them into doing it; he was the one who made sure that the second Ukraine call got into the hands of the “whistle-blower.” I theorized about this weeks ago.
He did it so that there would be a trial and, of course, during the trial, all eyes will be watching. That’s when all the things that our government has been doing to us will come out and those things will come out of the mouth of the President of the United States.
That’s when we’ll find out the height, weight, breadth and time length of all the graft and money-laundering that has been going on in the US government at least for the last 50 years, perpetrated by all three branches of government and by both parties.
Pelosi knows this and it’s why she’s holding up progress. The House voted in favor of impeachment and then promptly departed for Christmas break without sending the articles of impeachment to the senate, as is necessary for a true impeachment to occur.
She didn’t want the impeachment at all for this very reason. But her caucus is much dumber and more vocal than she is, so she had no choice. So, now she’ll play the role of Grand Impeacher of Trump and avoid sending the articles of impeachment to the senate for as long as she can. She knows it won’t last, but she’ll play Trump-slayer — figuratively speaking — while she can.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff