(CNSNews.com) – While the Democrats are gearing up to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate and celebrating the president’s impeachment, President Donald Trump is talking about the trade deal with China and the Dow Jones Average hitting 20,000 for the first time in history, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told Fox News on Thursday.
“The president is still talking about the monumental trade deal with China yesterday. The Dow Jones getting past 20,000, and making history in that way. Yesterday indeed was historic, but for a different reason than Pelosi's fist bumps and high fives and commemorative pens. They acted like a bunch of southpaws getting major league baseball contracts,” Conway said in an interview with “America’s Newsroom.”
“It was embarrassing, and it was anything but solemn and bipartisan. I think that she really screwed up this process from the beginning, never brought along public support, never had enough evidence to include in those thin, specious articles of impeachment – stuff like bribery, extortion, the Mueller report, the quid pro quo's, all of the things that they promised, many of the things that some of their witnesses under oath insisted would be included are simply not there,” she said.
“And this president is just barreling forward as president, as commander-in-chief, taking out the world’s worst and most dangerous terrorist, keeping this economy humming, getting these trade deals with China. Today, the USMCA will be voted on in the Senate one hour before the articles of impeachment,” Conway noted.
“Talk about people who are doing the people's business and then the members who are ignoring the people and I think so desperate, so desperate to get this president that the left that is now the Democrats and their friends and their allies in the media are propping up an indicted criminal, this Parnas character and maybe even nominating a socialist for president,” she said, referring to Lev Parnas, a Soviet-born businessman and associate of Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, who was indicted last year on campaign finance charges.
“If you want to get the president, get him at the ballot box. They have no idea how to do that, so they waste their time and our money,” Conway said.
Asked whether the two-week timeframe that White House officials estimate it will take for the Senate to conduct its impeachment is accurate,” Conway said, “It seems about right for the following reason... We are not talking about short or long, protracted or brief so much as full and fair and full and fair with such thin evidence, such weak articles. These two articles are very week. I mean obstruction of Congress coming out of the process in the House that we don't need to have a protracted lengthy trial.
“This will be much more familiar to the American people,” she said.
Asked what is the defense strategy of president’s attorneys, Conway said, “A great defense is a great offense, meaning that they will be able to do things they couldn't do in the House - present evidence or maybe witnesses, but also challenge others, put their comments into the record under oath as to what happened and what didn't happen here.
“I think that this will be a much more familiar process to most Americans who couldn’t really follow along with whatever the House was doing and essentially making up as we go along, getting law professors literally to lecture the rest of us as opposed to an actual trial with which most Americans are very familiar,” she said.
“Either they have first-person knowledge of the trial system, or they’ve seen it on the TV or movies. They know that in a real trial, the judge, if you will, is sitting up there as the chairman or committee can’t do what Nadler and Schiff did, which is go off, denigrating and insulting the president of the United States - the defendant - with nobody able to object,” Conway said.
When asked where the White House stands on the issue of witnesses, Conway said, “The White House respects the Senate’s role here constitutionally, and they will vote whether or not to have witnesses. So we will let them do that, but I think what the Democrats are trying to do here is backdoor their failures in the House to actually rush through.
“Then they sat on the articles for a month. It made absolutely no sense. They rushed through, and I think that Senator Collins said it best yesterday, which it sounds like they didn’t do a thorough process. You can look at our actual statement that they should have gone and gotten things done there that they failed to do. Why are they trying to backdoor in the Senate what the House failed to do? That shouldn’t be allowed,” she said.