Impeachment trial is Dems’ misdirection

Impeachment trial is Dems’ misdirection, by Miranda Devine.

Trump has been meticulous in keeping his promises to the American people, and his almost Tourette-like candor frustrates the Democrats’ demonization project.

Impeachment is their only way to drown out his good news because they don’t yet have a candidate capable of beating him in November. They’re afraid that any reasonable voter will say he has earned the right to a second term.

So, instead, they run protection for the Bidens. That’s the ugly truth of this impeachment. When Joe Biden was President Barack Obama’s vice president, America exported its own brand of kleptocracy to Ukraine, while giving lectures about corruption.

What other explanation is there for the undisputed fact that troubled drug addict Hunter Biden was paid more than $50,000 a month by corrupt Ukrainian energy company to sit on its board, despite having no credentials?

Hunter told us why. Because his last name is Biden.

Why did the Biden name open doors in Ukraine? Because Hunter’s dad was vice president, openly boasting of the power he had to switch off a billion dollars in aid to that struggling country.

It stinks and Biden is starting to panic, judging by his tears on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” yesterday. …

The panic set in Monday, when an ally of Bernie Sanders labeled Biden corrupt in a piece for the Guardian.

“Biden has a big corruption problem and it makes him a weak candidate,” wrote Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Law School associate professor. She didn’t mention Ukraine, but alleged he did favors for donors. …

It shouldn’t matter if Ukraine conducts an investigation if Biden is innocent.

If there’s a plausible explanation for Hunter’s Burisma job, then the outraged moralists on the Democrats’ impeachment team should tell the American people.

Instead, they spend hours in the Senate weaving a fantastic narrative about “evil” Trump, trying to breathe life back into their Russia collusion myth, which actually has been discredited, not by friendly media outlets, but by the Robert Mueller and Michael Horowitz reports.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff echoed Bates Wednesday dismissing corruption allegations against Biden as “baseless conspiracy theory,” “widely debunked by Ukrainian and American experts alike . . . a smear tactic against the political opponent that President Trump apparently feared.” …

Trump’s speech in Davos on Wednesday was a tour de force of optimism showcasing the American miracle Democrats are pretending isn’t happening: “Today, I hold up the American model as an example to the world of a working system of free enterprise that will produce the most benefits for the most people.

“A pro-worker, pro-citizen, pro-family agenda demonstrates how a nation can thrive.”

The restoration of American greatness is what Trump is offering, but he is burdened by the sore losers on the other side who are doing nothing but setting up an alibi for their next defeat.