Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Le Kangaroo J’accuse

Some of history’s famous Kangaroo courts:

And of course there was the infamous Dreyfus Affair, in which an innocent man was convicted of treason primarily because the French didn’t much like Jews at the time. Which reminds me a bit too much of the goings-on with the Schiff-SCIF “hearings” in which Adam Schiff presumes to serve as  prosecutor, judge and jury. He’s free to make up rules as he sees fit and apply them asymmetrically as he deems appropriate.

House Minority Whip @SteveScalise rips into Democratic "soviet style" impeachment process:

Schiff was instructing witnesses testifying behind the closed doors of the SCIF not to answer questions asked by Republican members.

One question that Schiff barred a witness from answering reportedly came from Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, who asked Vindman to disclose the individuals with whom he shared information about the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky.

“Adam Schiff says, ‘no-no-no we’re not going to let him answer that question,’” Jordan said as reported by Fox News.

In retrospect the French seemed astounded that such a miscarriage of justice (Deryfus was eventually exonerated) could have taken place in their fin de siècle enlightened society. Yet there it was, lies, fabricated evidence and deep anti-Semitism on public display.

Image result for dreyfus affairDreyfus was found guilty of treason in a secret military court-martial, during which he was denied the right to examine the evidence against him.

Replace “anti-Semitism” with anti-Trumpism and we have our own modern American version playing out. As I’ve asked before, where is our Émile Zola? The man willing to stand up and point out judicial errors and lack of serious evidence. Of course Zola himself was subsequently prosecuted and found guilty of  libel and forced to flee his home country in order to avoid imprisonment.


That’s the problem with Deep State rot.