When is an impeachment not an impeachment?
When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says it is. Pelosi opened up “an inquiry” but did not formally take a vote on the House floor to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment.
So you get the upside of impeachment headlines without actually doing anything.
When is a quid pro quo not a quid pro quo?
When you are Vice President of the United States and you tell the former President of Ukraine to fire a prosecutor looking into your son’s involvement of being named to the board of the country’s largest energy company or the $1 billion in aid will be held up.
However, if you request a favor of the new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to see what went on with Hunter Biden’s appointment as well as with Ukrainian billionaire Dmitri Alperovitch, who co-founded CrowdStrike, the controversial cybersecurity firm that the Democratic National Committee used as opposed to the FBI in 2016 to examine if its computer servers were compromised by Russian hackers.
Trump appears to be asserting that the private Hillary Clinton server containing many missing emails still sits in the country. The President would also like to know why the prosecutor was fired. Zelensky tells Trump that he will have a new prosecutor in place by September to look into the matter.
To put it another way, President Trump was asking Ukraine to look into serious and troubling issues regarding foreign interference into an American election and that may be an impeachable offense. Hmm
So welcome to the world of Jobberwocky. Where up is down and left is right. Perhaps today’s news will set things right.
At some point the Hunter becomes the hunted. Stay tuned.