The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy to Bring Down a President

By Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -( Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, “We had no relationship at all. … I never met him. … Have you all lost your senses over there?”

Yes, Vlad, we have.

Consider the questions that have convulsed this city since the Trump triumph, and raised talk of impeachment.

Did Trump collude with Russians to hack the DNC emails and move the goods to WikiLeaks, thus revealing the state secret that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was putting the screws to poor Bernie Sanders?

If not Trump himself, did campaign aides collude with the KGB?

Now, given that our NSA and CIA seemingly intercept everything Russians say to Americans, why is our fabled FBI, having investigated for a year, unable to give us a definitive yes or no?

The snail's pace of the FBI investigation explains Trump's frustration. What explains the FBI's torpor? If J. Edgar Hoover had moved at this pace, John Dillinger would have died of old age.

We hear daily on cable TV of the “Trump-Russia” scandal. Yet, no one has been charged with collusion, and every intelligence official, past or prevent, who has spoken out has echoed ex-acting CIA Director Mike Morrell:

“On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. … There's no little campfire, there's no little candle, there's no spark.”

Where are the criminals? Where is the crime?

As for the meetings between Gen. Mike Flynn, Jared Kushner, Sen. Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, it appears that Trump wanted a “back channel” to Putin so he could honor his commitment to seek better relations with Russia.

Given the Russophobia rampant here, that makes sense. And while it appears amateurish that Flynn would use Russian channels of communication, what is criminal about this?

Putin is not Stalin. Soviet divisions are not sitting on the Elbe. The Cold War is over. And many presidents have used back channels. Woodrow Wilson sent Col. Edward House to talk to the Kaiser and the Brits. FDR ran messages to Churchill through Harry Hopkins.

As for Trump asking Director James Comey to cut some slack for Flynn, it is understandable in human terms. Flynn had been a loyal aide and friend and Trump had to feel rotten about having to fire the man.

So, what is really going on here?

All the synthetic shock over what Kushner or Sessions said to Kislyak aside, this city's hatred for President Trump, and its fanatic determination to bring him down in disgrace, predates his presidency.

For Trump ran in 2016 not simply as the Republican alternative. He presented his candidacy as a rejection, a repudiation of the failed elites, political and media, of both parties. Americans voted in 2016 not just for a change in leaders but for a revolution to overthrow a ruling regime.

Thus this city has never reconciled itself to Trump's victory, and the president daily rubs their noses in their defeat with his tweets.

Seeking a rationale for its rejection, this city has seized upon that old standby. We didn't lose! The election was stolen in a vast conspiracy, an “act of war” against America, an assault upon “our democracy,” criminal collusion between the Kremlin and the Trumpites.

Hence, Trump is an illegitimate president, and it is the duty of brave citizens of both parties to work to remove the usurper.

The city seized upon a similar argument in 1968, when Richard Nixon won, because it was said he had colluded to have South Vietnam's president abort Lyndon Johnson's new plan to bring peace to Southeast Asia in the final hours of that election.

Then, as now, the “t” word, treason, was trotted out.

Attempts to overturn elections where elites are repudiated are not uncommon in U.S. history. Both Nixon and Reagan, after 49-state landslides, were faced with attempts to overturn the election results.

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If Trump is brought down on the basis of what Putin correctly labels “nonsense,” this [Washington] will have executed a nonviolent coup against a constitutionally elected president.
With Nixon in Watergate, the elites succeeded. With Reagan in Iran-Contra, they almost succeeded in destroying that great president as he was ending the Cold War in a bloodless victory for the West.

After Lincoln's assassination, President Andrew Johnson sought to prevent Radical Republicans from imposing a ruthless Reconstruction on a defeated and devastated South.

The Radicals enacted the Tenure of Office Act, stripping Johnson of his authority to remove any member of the Cabinet without Senate permission. Johnson defied the Radicals and fired their agent in the Cabinet, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.

“Tennessee” Johnson was impeached, and missed conviction by one vote. John F. Kennedy, in his 1956 book, called the senator who had voted to save Johnson a “Profile in Courage.”

If Trump is brought down on the basis of what Putin correctly labels “nonsense,” this city will have executed a nonviolent coup against a constitutionally elected president. Such an act would drop us into the company of those Third World nations where such means are the customary ways that corrupt elites retain their hold on power.


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 16 thoughts on “The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy to Bring Down a President

    1. Yes, let’s see some evidence of an impeachable offense. Same thing when Obama was there, nobody brought to court anything that would lead to impeachment. Ya gotta have proof!

      1. Trump needs to use the USDOJ and the FBI the way Barry Soetoro (aka BO) did. Trump needs strong people in those positions that will make sure that no evidence comes to trial. Trump needs to get rid of every BS hold over no matter what position that BS appointee is in. Trump can not afford to let these people operate in his AO.

    2. well well, let’s suppose Mr. Trump did, knowingly and deliberately, engage the services of some as yet inknown operatives, hacked the databases supposedly hacked, extracted the information aledgely leaked, then carefully and dliberately placed it where everyone could see it. Apparently, the information demonstrates that Wasserman Shultz turned Wicked Witch on Bernie Sanders, leading directly to his failure as a presidential candiate.

      SO WHAT? IF those actions of Wasserman Shultz did in fact take place, WHY is it a “crime” for someone to reveal that? Is not such conduct, in its own right, ilegal? Actioinable? So where we have a plausible case of another Snowden… getting private information revealing wrongdoing by some hooh hah, then revealing that to parties that did not know, and perhaps should…. illegal or at least immpral activity surroinding a presidential election IS a big deal.

      On the other hand, seems there have been some VERY STRANGE goings on involving the CLinton She Unit’s bid for high public office… some backroom deals, sweet for certain parties, and those same parties “happening” to make LARGE “contributions” to her Mad Jesty’s supposedly non profit charitable foundation….. a rather apparent case of using her power of office, or former office, to reward those whom SHE chooses, then reaps the rewards in her personal war chest. Funny factoid: these hundreds of millions of “contributions” have, since her well earned flaming defeat, tapered off to near naught. Since she won’t have her grubby fingers on the control levers why pay her to play?

      And they’re mad at Trump for being where she watned to be? Seems like a sourpus hissy fit from a spoilt rotten six year old petulant brat. Time Miss Muffet be removed from her tuffet and be fed dry beans in the cellar and told she can’t come out till she will both play fair AND be happy about it.

    3. Those of us who worship God will never worship the state and be led down the road to destruction and a dictatorship. This frustrates and irritates the secular humanist in our once great country. We have won before and, with God’s help, we will win again. Long live freedom!!!!

    4. John, Im impressed, and saddened at the same time, by your optimism. It is ill felt. This country, Our Country, is in the gravest peril because in this battle, unlike the recent election, we do not have one single ounce of control. This Un-election is being perpetrated upon us by powers we have no control over.
      I love the ending quote in the first response, “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of War”, I love that quote. Who said that? Sadly, very sadly, this is what I fear will need to happen should those against us prevail. There are many among us who should meet the dogs of war and I for one would be honored to be either a dog or a handler. This would be one of our only, ONLY, two options. The other of course is to fall, not fail, but to fall and you know who would be at the morgue, the entire half of the population who voted for President Trump. They would basically be killing us. Some, Im sure literally, but most figuratively. They would kill our hopes, desires and our dreams. Our hopes for a country that at least resembles the country as envisioned by our Founding Fathers ( which they abhor), our desires to be a free and peaceful nation of God, not Islam and to be free to climb to whatever station in life suits us, to provide for and protect our families in a manner which we see fit. Our dreams to hand over to our children a country that is theirs to nuture and protect in the same manner as us, that they run, that they control.
      I , hopefully wrongly, fear that none of that will come to pass though and that we WILL have to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war right here, at home. Or, we will not and have no more home.

      1. @Bill, Rejoice, the James Comey just put a stake in the heart of the “unelection” Comey completely vindicated the president, and admitted to a crime! How could someone so stupid rise to the directorship of the FBI. Oh, yeah, that little favor that he did the Clintons, when he was the prosecutor in the Whitewater case.

    5. john6. I know what you mean. There are 2 comercials I see constantly on TV. One is of a young mother with her children on the bus with groceries. She laments…” I have a car but it’s either put insurance on it or feed them.
      The other is similar. The young mother is pushing a toddler in a stroller to the docror. Same thing, car insurance or health care for her child.
      This is supposed to be the most prosperous and richest country on Earth. I remember when Obama said that 8 years ago. He also said, “now help me change that.” He sure did, didn’t he.

    6. These questions needs to be addressed before anybody can blame anybody.

      Who – Russians – no evidence
      What – Nobody can tell
      Where – Nobody knows
      When – no idea
      How – nobody knows.

      Having worked with cybersecurity for more than 40 years now – I want to see some evidence backed by these questions. The FBI, CIA or NSA can not say whether you were hacked by this entity or the other. A Russian IP can be bought in Netherland for crying out loud.

      1. Comey, and FBI management have proven so corrupt that maybe it is time to get rid of the FBI and create a new national criminal investigative agency that does not have a culture of corrupt politics.

    7. Anyone with a brain can see that this is all much ado about nothing. The Dems/Libtards are still butt-hurt over the fact that their candidate lost. “But – but SHE won the popular vote!” She didn’t win the electoral college and ergo she lost! How dare we of the great unwashed masses in fly-over country not do as we were told by our betters. The American populace soundly rejected the failed socialistic ideas of the Democrats and Liberals and decided enough was enough. But not so for the ruling class elites – they think they are still calling the shots. After all, lots of money was spent on Hillary’s campaign/ cheat tactics and someone has to pay the bill. Why else were they trying so hard to disarm us.

      They really need to be careful about what they’re doing or else it’ll be “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!”

    8. Goodness. Everything the Democrats have been pushing has been completely wrong. They have to be only hurting themselves at this point.

      It’s been a long time since we had a President who cared about this country. It’s funny watching Trump’s opponents run around like headless chickens. They don’t know what is hitting them.

      Real Americans revolted against the globalist elite! We wanted our jobs and country back! Our healthcare was too expensive. Mine is $700/month now (AND RISING!). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but that’s probably about to go up too. Look at Detroit where car insurance is $300/month. Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless?

      It is so nice to wake up happy and not worried about our country. It’s in good hands. President Trump is putting America first. It’s been a very long time since that has happened in Washington…from the president or Congress.

        1. Don’t worry, you are revolting. Particularly revolting is your approval of Russian meddling in our elections. You are on the traitor list, and it will not be forgotten.

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