Indeed, the RepugnantOnes have already admitted all of these facts.
As The Washington Post reported this week:
“House Republicans sent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) a list of witnesses they want to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Trump. ...
Schiff is likely to reject many, if not all, of the witnesses from the Republicans’ wish list.
Hunter Biden lacks any direct knowledge of anything that occurred in the Trump White House, and hence he cannot rebut evidence of Trump’s demand that Ukraine interfere with our election. By Republicans’ own admission, the whistleblower lacks first-hand knowledge of events. (“Witnesses who testified out of public view have corroborated the crux of the case against Trump — that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rivals — so the Democrats see no need for the whistleblower, who heard the story secondhand, to testify. Three career State Department officials are returning next week for the public hearings.”)
It is more than obvious and that the only thing that the RepugnantOnes have no facts on their side. All they can offer in defense of the indefensible and lawless acts committed by the OOO, are distractions, stunts to generate claims of unfairness, and gimmicks to threaten the life and career of the whistleblower. It’s remarkable, actually, that they will probably stipulate to every fact about which the witnesses wills testify under oath during the televised public hearings next week.
Republicans, truly behaving as RepugantOnes, have not disputing Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony. In fact, when Vindman testified two weeks ago that, in the July 25 call, “there was no doubt” our criminal president made a demand of the Ukrainian president to initiate an investigation of a U.S. citizen, a “deliverable” to help his presidential reelection, the president’s far-right propaganda wing went into full smear mode, with the likes of such traitors as Laura Ingraham intimating that Vindman--a Purple Heart winner who was wounded while serving our country in the war in Iraq—must be a traitor to our country, since he immigrated to our country with his family when he was three-years-old. Despite the likes of Fox News and other anti-American outlets doing their best to smear a war hero, there are apparently no witnesses that the RepugnantOnes can call to contradict Vindman’s testimony and none to dispute it was of such concern that Vindman went to John Eisenberg, the top national security lawyer in the White House.
Additionally, the RepugnantOnes apparently have no evidence to contradict the testimony of Fiona Hill, who served as a top Russia adviser to the White House. She testified that former national security adviser John Bolton, in a meeting following an exchange between U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, and Ukrainian officials that made explicit that any White House meeting was conditioned on an announcement of an investigation into the Bidens, “basically said — in fact, he directly said: ‘Rudy Giuliani is a hand grenade that is going to blow everybody up.’ He did make it clear that he didn’t feel that there was anything that he could personally do about this.”
In other words, the national security adviser knew hijacking foreign policy for the Oval Office Outlaw’s political gain was wrong and likely illegal.
Likewise, the RepugnantOnes have no evidence whatsoever, to dispute or undermine Vindman’s testimony that the Office of Management and Budget put a hold on funds appropriated by Congress to Ukraine, an action contrary to U.S. policy, injurious to Ukraine and a function of the OOO-Giuliani campaign smear operation.
Republicans have no evidence to dispute Hill’s complete debunking of the nutty conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Republicans have no evidence to dispute that Giuliani and his cronies obtained the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the competent and respected U.S. envoy to Kyiv. Republicans have yet to disprove evidence that Sondland, Giuliani and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney were acting as agents of the president.
The Republicans, being ads repugnant as they can be, also cannot dispute the testimony of George Kentthat “POTUS wanted nothing less than President Zelensky to go to microphone and say investigations, Biden, and Clinton.”
Republicans cannot produce evidence to contradict Kent’s conclusion that “Mr. Giuliani, at that point, had been carrying on a campaign for several months full of lies and incorrect information” against Yovanovitch, or was dispatched by the Outlaw in Chief to obtain dirt on Biden.
In demanding irrelevant witnesses and continuing their campaign of intimidation against the whistleblower, the RepugnantOnes threaten to make the entire proceeding a three-ring circus, something House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff will try his very best to prevent.
Despite what circus atmosphere may prevail, given that Repugnant Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio will be doing somersaults throughout the hearings that will be televised on this coming Wednesday and Friday, it would behoove the public watching that Republicans will be stipulating to all of the facts presented by all of the witnesses that Schiff summons.
The public would be well served to remember that there is no factual defense to Articles of Impeachment that would include bribery, extortion and obstruction of justice. As they should be keenly aware that the Repugnant Party is quite happy protecting the president who solicited a bribe, extorted another nation in attempting to subvert our next presidential election, endangered U.S. national security interests, all the while attempting to intimidate witnesses and cover his tracks.
In other words, our lawless president has a lawless party, who has aided and abetted all of his crimes every step of the way. Not only must the OOO be impeached, all of the RepugnantOnes have earned removal from office as well.