I have a new name for this witch hunt against President Donald Trump: Coup Klutz Klan, in honor of the architects, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
The case against Trump is falling apart by the minute. All the participants are being outed as Democrats, Trump haters and deep state/D.C. swamp denizens with the goal of removing Trump from office. Talk about a conflict of interest.
But before I pick apart the case against Trump, let's take a look at why it's happening. It's simple. Democrats can't beat Trump.
On Thursday, Trump hit 50% approval in a Rasmussen poll. That's 3 points higher than Barack Obama had at the same time of his presidency. This despite an impeachment inquiry and the 99% negative, nonstop news coverage of Trump by the mainstream media.
This is precisely why there is an impeachment inquiry. Democrats have no other way to beat Trump.
By the way, there is also a new Monmouth University poll out reporting Trump's favorability rating is better than that of every Democrat running against him — during impeachment. Trump is at 44%. Joe Biden hits 43%. Elizabeth Warren is 42%, Bernie Sanders 41%, Kamala Harris 27%. And Pete Buttigieg comes in at 27%.
Now to the case against Trump. This really is an attempt to frame and railroad a president Democrats can't beat at the ballot box.
First, can you imagine Republicans having framed Obama over a phone call that someone heard about from someone else? Think about the reaction from the media and other organizations.
How about if Republicans had moved to impeach Obama and held the inquiry in a secret room, with no Democrats allowed in and no way to cross-examine accusers? Can you even imagine the cries of "racism"?
How about if Obama's opponent Mitt Romney had been allowed to vote on Obama's removal from office? Are you kidding? That would never have happened in a million years. The guy who wants your job can't possibly serve on your jury, right?
So how can Democratic senators running against Trump be allowed to vote on his impeachment? There's Sanders, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Harris, Michael Bennet and Cory Booker. Add Kirsten Gillibrand, who ran against Trump until recently. That's seven votes in the Senate that are hopelessly conflicted.
Take those seven votes away and it is virtually impossible for Trump to be convicted. Trump should ask the Supreme Court to rule on this.
How about the main "whistleblower"? His name is an open secret in D.C. Guess what. Apparently, he's a registered Democrat. He works for the CIA and worked for Obama, Biden and a bunch of Obama officials.
It gets worse. He also traveled with Biden, was a guest of Biden's at a State Department banquet and was involved in the $1 billion foreign aid delivered to Ukraine. In addition, Mark Zaid, one of the whistleblower's lawyers, tweeted in January 2017, "#coup has started ... #impeachment will follow."
The Democrats' star witness, Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, admitted in the secret hearings that he wasn't on the Trump-Ukraine phone call. It's all thirdhand hearsay.
The other star witness, fired Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, potentially lied under oath about having contacted a Democratic staffer to discuss the case.
This is a coup. And everyone involved in this Coup Klutz Klan witch hunt needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Wayne Allyn Root is a CEO, entrepreneur, best-selling author, nationally syndicated talk show host on USA Radio Network and the host of "The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on Newsmax TV nightly at 8 p.m. ET. To find out more about Wayne Allyn Root and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com