The Democrat establishment and the media, who are really two sides of the same coin, have been pounding their fists saying that the evidence is in and President Donald Trump broke the law. But they are only telling half of the story.
Yes, the Government Accountability Office said that President Trump broke the law by temporarily withholding aid to the Ukraine. A ridiculous law that tells the president he has to spend taxpayer money on a foreign nation, but a law, nonetheless.
What the Democrats and the media have not told you is that former President Obama was cited by the GAO for breaking the law seven times and there was no impeachment or media furor about it.
“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the GAO report said.
It continued by saying that The Office of Management and Budget “withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA). The withholding was not a programmatic delay. Therefore, we conclude that OMB violated the ICA.”
“The President is not vested with the power to ignore or amend any such duly enacted law,” it said in the report.
But the GAO cannot indict or criminally prosecute the president. It could sue to have him release the monies but since that has been done there is nothing they can do.
It is certainly not an impeachable offense nor is it evidence of an impeachable offense. It is tantamount to wagging a finger at the president.
Because if being found to have violated the law by the GAO was an impeachable offense than former President Obama is owed seven impeachments, Breitbart reported.
In 2009 the Secret Service and Department of Homeland security violated section 503 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act when the Secret Service said it overspent on candidate protection by a sum of $5,100,000, used money from another program to cover it and failed to notify Congress in the appropriate timeframe.
The DHS again violated the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when it used the voluntary services of four people.
“Treasury did not appoint any of the individuals to federal employment, nor did any individual qualify as a student who may, under certain circumstances, perform voluntary service,” it said.
And there are 5 more cases on the Breitbart website that were all, according to the GAO, violations of the law under the Obama administration.
And yet no one impeached President Obama. The media did not call for his impeachment and there appeared to be moral outrage at his violations of the law.
Do you remember ever hearing about any of these cases? Of course you don’t, because these weren’t reports on President trump and, as such, were not made to seem bigger than they were.
There is a double standard at play, and it is ridiculous. There are two sets of rules. Those that apply to President Trump and those that apply to every other president in history.
Democrats and their media allies are desperate to have this president removed from the White House and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.
They know that there is virtually no chance of succeeding in the Senate trial of the president, but what they want to do is hit him with so many charges that people believe he is a criminal.
They know that most people are not going to understand how insignificant the GAO’s finding is and they will play it as though a jury has convicted him.
The sad reality is that neither the media nor Democrats has any interest in reporting the truth. They are only concerned with their end game. A Democrat win in 2020.