As Impeachment Charade Pauses for Congressional Recess, What American Citizens Do Now Is Critical

November 22, 2019
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence participate in a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence participate in a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

The initial phase of the House impeachment show trial paused today with the testimony of Russia hawk, former Senior Director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council Fiona Hill and State Department bureaucrat David Holmes. Congress will be out in their home districts through Dec. 3. While most believe that the Democrats will now draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, and move the process to the Judiciary Committee, even that is uncertain, as the New York Times of today argued for the Democrats to slow down, and force more ridiculous testimony down the throats of the American people, who remain unconvinced that the President should be impeached.

Hill’s testimony was part of a coordinated PR campaign in Washington to resurrect the bogus “Trump is an agent of Putin” hoax. Hill claimed that Ukraine interference in the election was a Russian inspired-hoax, and the media, including Fox, responded by saying that she was the “star of the show.” Hill also showcased the narrative that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and others investigating Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, were really doing so for personal gain. The same brainwashing campaign involves a renewed assault on Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, as a dupe and a fool who does not understand Russian active measures.

For those charmed by Hill’s recounting her background as an English coalminer’s daughter whose low-class accent would have stymied her ambitions in Britain, take a look at the background of this woman. She was the National Intelligence Officer on Russia and Ukraine for the National Intelligence Council in both the George W. Bush and Obama Administrations, in which she advanced cold-blooded policies which placed the world on the edge of war. While claiming to believe that Russia and the U.S. must work out new relationships, she personally hates President Vladimir Putin, and is an active participant in the British campaign to overthrow him.

David Holmes, counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, provided his self-important account of U.S.-Ukraine relationships as a prelude to his claim that he overheard President Trump, asking U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland over Sondland’s cellphone, not on speaker, whether Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was going to carry out an investigation into corruption (involving the Bidens), after Sondland had informed Trump, “Zelensky loves your ass, he’ll do anything you want him to.”

Holmes’s explanation as to how he could hear this was singularly unconvincing, as was his explanation of why his all-important overhear was not presented until last week, after his boss, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor, had testified, but never mentioned this conversation, despite Holmes’s briefing him on it.

What is lost is the impact of this testimony in Ukraine, where President Zelensky is in a showdown with the neo-Nazis and extremists over his efforts to negotiate a peace with Russia; where the IMF is demanding hugely unpopular austerity measures as a condition for further aid; and where various British imperial writers are predicting a new Maidan. Holmes’s recitation that Zelensky will do anything for the American President, hardly plays well with those out to prevent peace at all costs. That is deliberate; it is orchestrated to that end.

In his speech to the Federalist Society Nov. 15, U.S. Attorney General William Barr portrayed a United States in the midst of an insurrection which could destroy the country. He claimed, correctly, that the aim of this insurrection is to debase and forever weaken the American Presidency, and turn this nation into something akin to a parliamentary system. In his writings on the Clinton impeachment, Lyndon LaRouche cited exactly that intent. Attorney General Barr also stated that whole sections of the judiciary have ceased to function as anything other than a rubberstamp for RESIST policies. The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, on Sunday’s talking head TV shows, repeated over and over again that the President of the United States is an “imposter,” because Putin really steered all of Trump’s 63 million voters.

In the meantime, nothing is happening in terms of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure; creating the types of productive jobs which can sustain entire families at a healthy income; creating an educational system which cultivates and nurtures genius; fixing the broken healthcare system; or undertaking the crash mobilization for space exploration necessary to ensure the nation’s future. Doing that urgently, financed through a national banking system and a New Bretton Woods world credit system, and using Glass-Steagall to ensure that citizens don’t pay for the insanity of Wall Street and the City of London, is the answer to the ominous clouds of financial instability created by the unraveling of the newest worldwide bubble.

The only voice of sanity in last night’s Democratic debate was Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) going directly after Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party’s policies of forever wars. As LaRouche had forecast, the Democrats have become like the Democratic Party of Athens, those who killed Socrates and are now out to obliterate any possibility of reason by wielding identity politics and the Green New Deal. They are the fascists Lyndon LaRouche so pointedly portrayed in June 1968, in “The New Left, Local Control, and Fascism.”

The field is wide open for the LaRouche movement. People are repulsed by the insurrection described by the Attorney General. They need the program and method of thinking which can actually solve this mess. The long-anticipated report by Michael Horowitz, Inspector General for the Department of Justice, is now scheduled for release on Dec. 9. Preceding it with a highly-effective intervention during this Congressional recess, designed to prevent impeachment from getting off the ground, while show-casing the LaRouchian economic recovery which the impeachment charade is designed to prevent, is the path to a real breakthrough for the Republic.