President Trump’s defense team wrapped up their opening arguments on Tuesday.
Trump’s deputy counsel Patrick Philbin blasted the unelected bureaucrats in the executive branch who believe their foreign policy disputes with President Trump is an impeachable offense.
Intel community underlings like Eric Ciaramella, Sean Misko, who went from NatSec to work for Schiff, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman plotted to remove Trump from office because they disagreed with the President’s foreign policy related to Ukraine.
According to the Constitution, President Trump sets foreign policy, not unelected staffers who have no accountability to the American people.
“The President cannot defy agencies within the executive branch,” Philbin argued. “Article 2 section 1 of the Constitution vests all of the executive power in a president of the United States — he alone is an entire branch of government — he sets policy for the executive branch.”
Philbin explained that the president is given such vast power because he is elected and accountable to the American people.
The US has an election every four years to keep that power in check.
In contrast, the career bureaucrats are not elected and therefore have zero authority to set foreign policy.
The flaw in the defense’s argument is that they have used the Constitution, evidence, truth and facts as the basis of their defense. Democrats used none of this to concoct their articles nor does any of it compel them to change their minds from trying to use impeachment as a substitute for worth candidates and popular policies.
In other words, if the defense presentation was going to be effective on these Democrats, there would never have been such an embarrassingly lame impeachment case made in the first place.