Formal impeachment trials began in Washington D.C. as house democrats continue to push for invalid investigations. The investigation introduced two witnesses, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau. Both of these witnesses confirmed they had no contact with Trump throughout his dealings with the Ukrainian government.
In addition to the witness testimony, the House intelligence panel voted to reject the subpoena to uncover the “whistleblower”. Adam Schiff continued to claim he does not know the identity of the whistleblower. This impeachment inquiry is driven by democrats and they are looking for any possible avenue to present substantial evidence against President Trump.
Trump spoke briefly on the hearings during a press conference held after meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. He stated the “witch hunt” is a sham and stated he has not watched any media coverage regarding the impeachment inquiry. President Trump also highlighted the discrepancies between the whistleblower testimony and the factual evidence that surrounds the investigation.
The impeachment trials are scheduled to last between six and eight weeks and run six days a week for six hours each meeting. This is a massive amount of time being spent of an issue that seemingly lacks any real validity. Democrats have not been able to present any substantial evidence to support the inquiry. This “witch hunt” is an incredible waste of time and money, and it is a complete sham.
While this inquiry is far from over, there are some silver linings found throughout today’s events. First, both witnesses confirmed they had not had any contact with the Trump administration and denied that Trump abused his power as President of the United States. Economically, the stock market remains strong as the S&P 500 closed at a record high. This shows that the confidence in Trump’s economy remains strong and there is no worry of the inquiry from wall street.