Those attending the event are all sure they are the stars of the production, but each of them now must carry the burden of impeachment fever alone. Sure, there are a lot of others talking a good game, but which of them will bell the cat?
Jerrold Nadler, who always seems too small for any role he has, cannot lead with the force of his intellect, and seniority does not a leader make. Schiff, whose obsequious appearances have been fraught with falsehoods, has already faltered. He is now without a written script, attesting to his genius. In the Senate, nary a Democrat champions the call for impeachment, for it means they must go on the record — something career-minded politicians don't want to do.
Among the newbies of the House, the heft of a coherent argument for impeachment is laughably out of range. It takes at least two of them combined to reach a three-digit I.Q. What they can do is scream at the top of their lungs, gesticulate wildly, misquote any source, and dominate a news cycle like a major hurricane. They cannot enlist the assistance of their fellow man, because they can't do any of the heavy lifting themselves.
So along comes Mueller. He lost the respect of objective observers by demonstrating his bias — especially in hiring Hillary-supporters for his team. But he alienated conservative and legal scholars by his failure to investigate meaningful transgressions that stood nakedly exposed on the other side. It would not be sufficient to say he was looking at Russian interference, and the scope of his investigation was thus limited to Trump's activities.
The predicate for his investigation was an allegation. Who made the allegation? What was the evidence? Can we simply verify this evidence, and succeed in our mission? That is the starting point, and all the rest of this dog and pony show is frou-frou.
But Mueller didn't do that. It's enough to discredit anything he did do. All his machinations were not to verify the allegations, but to obscure them. It is a piteous report he filed, followed by a contemptible series of lies to Barr and others at the DOJ and a self-serving and cowardly press conference he held. As special counsel, the rules are pretty much understood to be the same as a not so special prosecutor. When that didn't serve his ends, Mueller violated those rules. Publicly, we saw that he had no such respect for the traditions of our system of justice. Privately, it is quite likely much worse.
The attempt to placate the Left, and to protect associates who were involved in violations so egregious that they amount to at least sedition, has put Mueller on the wrong side of history. The only way this will not be widely known, is to let the report die a quiet death. Yet Mueller is so vain that he is just beginning to realize this — hence his attempt to opt out of the plot.
For The Impeachers, the assistance they need is not to be found in the Mueller report. So they must turn to Aesop if they are to have their bloodlust quenched. This will be the spectacle of spectacles. Unable to coherently frame high crimes and misdemeanors, they will thrash about for an invented transgression or misname the nature of an etiquette faux pas. Doing so, they will rely on the usual cast of characters, drawn from the ranks of the bureaucracy. And that will be their biggest mistake of all.
Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Brennan, Clapper, Ohr, Baker, and the list goes on, may try to secretly inject themselves into the action. Thinking their allies in the House can use their information without attribution, they will participate in the newly revised coup attempt. House members, thinking these bureaucrats are helpful to the case that these members cannot make intellectually, will use the information, believing it to be reliable.
When the House is forced to a vote, the Republicans will all vote no, and the Democrats will split. The few Democrats, with a sense of perspective, will realize that this doesn't end well. These few will jump from the train before it gains speed. The damage will have been done, though. The House has guaranteed a trial in the Senate.
With 300 million pairs of eyes fixated on Trump, he will be afforded the customary right to defend himself. The nation will see all the corruption, all the sedition, all the avarice, all the injustice promoted by these bureaucrats and their Democrat allies. The MSM filters will not protect the miscreants from seeing their lives displayed in all their ignominy. That noise you no longer hear is the cheering for the impeachers. The rave is over, and the hangover is coming.
So to them I say: go ahead. Make my day.