Impeachment Counsel Norm Eisen Has Ties to George Soros Cash

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Impeachment Counsel Norm Eisen Has Ties to George Soros Cash

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Norm Eisen, who has been chosen by Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee to serve as their counsel in charge of questioning “expert” witnesses during the panel’s first hearing on Wednesday, founded an organization that received over $1 million in funding from left-wing money man George Soros.

Eisen formed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) before being selected by Barack Obama to serve as the administration’s “ethics czar.”

Soros’ Open Society Institute was an early funder of CREW, which is known for its left-wing slant. Open Society donated $1.35 million to CREW in 2017 alone.

In August, the Washington Times reported that CREW was providing pro bono legal assistance for the 2017 lawsuit filed by Maryland and the District of Columbia that claimed President Trump has violated the domestic and foreign emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution because his hotels are used by foreign public leaders.

Scott Walter, president of the conservative Capital Research Center, has called CREW a “one-eyed watchdog,” referring to the ethics watchdog’s propensity to target Republicans rather than Democrats. “The right eye doesn’t work. Just the left,” Walter added.

Eisen also served in the Obama administration as ambassador to Ukraine. Upon his return to the United States, he took up a position at the liberal Brookings Institution and, until this year, worked as a CNN analyst — usually attacking President Trump.

Eisen has been a purveyor of the theory that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election, going so far as to author a New York Times op-ed in 2018 in which he referred to

“new evidence of collusion with Russia” in the investigation of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. “Contrary to the president’s claim that all of this ‘totally clears’ him, the danger to Mr. Trump, his business and his campaign has compounded significantly,” Eisen wrote.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately found no evidence of collusion after a two-year investigation.

During the hearing on Wednesday, Eisen suggested that the president may have committed an impeachable offense by considering pardoning Cohen and others of his associates.

Eisen wasn’t the only figure associated with Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing whose left-wing financial ties raise questions of objectivity.

Pamela Karlan, one of three legal scholars tapped as a “witness” by Democrats, donated $1,000 in July to the presidential campaign of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

She also made a $2,000 donation to Hillary Clinton in 2007 and a $1,000 donation to Barack Obama in 2008.

Karlan, a professor at Stanford Law School, has defended various liberal causes and was even considered as a possible Supreme Court nominee in the early days of the Obama administration.

“Everything I know about our Constitution and its values, and my review of the evidentiary record, tells me that when President Trump invited — indeed, demanded — foreign involvement in our upcoming election, he struck at the very heart of what makes this country the ‘republic’ to which we pledge allegiance,” Karlan stated at the hearing. “That demand constituted an abuse of power.”

In another portion of her testimony, Karlan appeared to mock the name of President Trump’s youngest son, Barron.

“Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 [of the Constitution] does not give him the power to do anything he wants,” Karlan told lawmakers. “The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron.”

Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany fired back at Karlan in a statement:

Only in the minds of crazed liberals is it funny to drag a 13-year-old child into the impeachment nonsense. Pamela Karlan thought she was being clever and going for laughs, but she instead reinforced for all Americans that Democrats have no boundaries when it comes to their hatred of everything related to President Trump.

While the other two Democrat witness seconded Karlan’s claim that the president committed impeachable offenses, the Republican-selected witness, George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley, charged Democrats with “abuse of power” for improperly accusing President Trump of obstruction of justice — and called Democrats’ case the “thinnest” ever against any president.

“I can’t emphasize this enough, and I’ll say it just one more time,” Turley said. “If you impeach a president, if you make a ‘high crime and misdemeanor’ out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s your abuse of power. You’re doing precisely what you’re criticizing the president for doing.”

Luis Miguel is a writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on FacebookTwitterBitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.

Courtesy of The New American