Most likely sick and tired of being taunted by President Trump over the impeachment hearings, Nancy Pelosi invited the President to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee who is conducting the impeachment inquiry.
As this sham process concludes its second week in front of the cameras, the President has continually complained that the process is stacked against him. That complaint, given Chairman Schiff’s egregious actions to date, is well-founded.
So Nancy, in a poor imitation of a fair and balanced person told CBS’s Face the Nation, “The President could come right before the committee and speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to take the oath or he could do it in writing. He has every opportunity to present his case.”
President Trump followed up the very next day by saying he “may be willing” to testify, but he’s not comfortable with “giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax.” He said he likes the idea and “will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”
So, let’s imagine a hypothetical interview between the President and Adam Schiff:
Schiff: Mr. President, do you deny that encouraging a foreign leader to investigate an American citizen gives the appearance of impropriety?
President: Well, Pencil Neck Schiff, no more than your acceptance of contributions from an arms dealer. Would you like me to elaborate?
Schiff: This hearing isn’t about me, and my name isn’t Pencil Neck. Please answer the question, Mr. President.
President: Sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt your widdle feewings. By the way, that’s a nice-looking gavel you got there. Is it true you like to use it to silence female members of this panel? What are you running here, Shifty? This is really embarrassing for the country.
Schiff: (Bang’s gavel) The President will answer the question and cease his disruptive name calling.
President: Ooh. You are such a tomboy. You remind me of the sister I never had. OK. Here’s my answer: Sorry. I forgot the question.
Schiff: Do you deny that encouraging a foreign leader to investigate an American citizen gives the appearance of impropriety?
President: That’s pretty good. You usually aren’t that consistent when returning to matters already discussed. Anyway, here’s my answer: No and Yes.
Schiff: No and Yes?
President: No, I didn’t do that, and yes, I think you and the rest of your Democrat hacks, their deep state allies, and lazy-ass press minions are full of shit.
Schiff: You realize, sir, that we could hold you in contempt of Congress.
President: What I realize, you officious little twerp, is that you and the rest of your leftie useful idiots are the personification of contemptible.
Rep. Nunes: (Shouts) Someone call an ambulance. The Chairman’s head just exploded.
Yes, that rendition is a bit over the top, but it probably is an accurate reflection of President Trump’s imagination. What the Democrats still don’t get is that he is on a mission. That mission is to expose a corrupt deep state that enabled the Democrats to nearly overturn a presidential election.
President Trump is a consummate negotiator and has set the table to accomplish that mission. When he says it might be a good idea to accept Nervous Nancy’s invitation, that’s just the way he keeps his shifty rivals off balance.
Should he revitalize this already failing process by adding heft to Schiff’s fluff? He probably won’t do it. But if he does, the Democrats should be careful in what they wish for.