“Agitated Passions”: A Response To Chairman Nadler Et Al.

In the wake of yesterday’s hearing, my office and home have been inundated with threats from people irate over the fact that I would question the sufficiency of this record for impeachment. There has also been a couple of facially false narratives that have been aired and are being widely disseminated without any apparent fact checking or analysis. I have addressed one historical point separately. In recognition of Sen. Pat Moynihan’s view that “everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts,” I have published a column on these attacks: Hill Column

It is an ironic moment. President Donald Trump wants a fast impeachment. I do not blame him. He knows, and I believe the Democratic leadership know, that this will easily collapse. I encouraged that the case be strengthened to address deficiencies.

I do have an opinion and offered an extensive analysis to support it. That is my opinion with which many can honest disagree. However, these attacks are more evidence of the “passions” that have out-stripped the proof in this controversy. Hence, the column today.

Just for the record, here is my actual testimony:

199 thoughts on ““Agitated Passions”: A Response To Chairman Nadler Et Al.”

  1. I was so impressed with Professor Turley critique of the impeachment ‘evidence’ that I am now interested in reading other opinions regarding things that I am sure that he is ‘against’. This is in the hope of discovering my own flaws in reasoning-I don’t want to be in the category of people who are threatening Professor Turley.
    Great respect and best wishes to Professor Turley.

  2. Hey, Jonathan. I read your testimony. You put a lot of work into it. Your writing often shows me points and/or perspective I hadn’t yet considered. These are often persuasive on their own merits whether people find that convenient or not. Thanks for always doing your best to stay true to your own best standards and principles of thoroughness in support of optimizing fairness in our system of government.

  3. The impeachment process presents us with 2 choices, a partisan impeachment based on credible circumstantial and confessional evidence (Ukraine and China should both investigate the Bidens) or a President with total, unchecked power. When there were no consequences from the Mueller Report, Trump immediately launched the Ukraine conspiracy.

    Now anyone expressing a yea or nay opinion of the President runs the risk of anonymous threats.

    1. The Obama Coup D’etat in America is the most egregious abuse of power and the most prodigious scandal in American political history.

      The co-conspirators are:

      Eric Ciaramella, Rosenstein, Mueller/Team, Andrew Weissmann, Comey, Christopher Wray,

      McCabe, Strozk, Page, Laycock, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Priestap, Kortan,

      Campbell, Sir Richard Dearlove, Steele, Simpson, Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer,

      Stefan “The Walrus” Halper, Azra Turk, Kerry, Hillary, Huma, Mills, Brennan, Gina Haspel,

      Clapper, Lerner, Farkas, Power, Lynch, Rice, Jarrett, Holder, Brazile, Sessions (patsy),

      Nadler, Schiff, Obama et al.

  4. Now you have a tiny inkling of what the hunters you are fond of maligning put up with, and frankly they often get a lot worse.

  5. They are nasty cowards, don’t give up your guns and stay ready. I’ve been fighting with news medias, fakers and fb. Has beed blocking me. 3 told me to keep my comments on fb.only on one feed. I told them everytime i heard them say something bad about my PRESIDENT i woyld scream it to the universe. I told them i hoped they all got sued . Then CNN is. I sent videos proving Mr Trump to be innocent and told them i hoped he sued them so bad he owned them all.
    Well needless to say that didn’t go over well.
    Hillary and Obama schiff are as crazy as they come. They want what they want, power, martial law, communism. I’ve seen the conspiracy theories. Democrats are the devil full of destruction and this is the devils time to kill, steal, destroy America.
    Almighty God, christians and us deplorables voted Mr trump in office.
    This is BIBLICAL after all this when they all get in, its going to be rapture, tribulation in which ever order God decides. Just believe it.
    Thank you for being honest but if you had gotten Hillary in office this country would be in ruins by now.
    If you vote anyone else in Hillary will have them for lunch just like she already started on Tulsi.
    Tulsi, Bloomberg or no one else can handle this crowd.
    MR. TRUMP WAS PUT IN THIS OFFICE BY GOD FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS, TRUST ME.
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE FROM HELL TO DESTROY AMERICA AND TAKW OVER. its nor a nice little socialist nicy nicy thing they want you or anyone to believe. Its a takeover of America as we know it.
    GOD SAID IF YE REPENT AND PRAY I WILL HEAL YOUR LAND. DEMOCRATS AIN’T PRAY N. THERE EVIL. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND STAY TRUTHFUL TO YOURSELF, COUNTRY, AND GOD, YOU’LL BE FINE.
    THIS IS A MAJOR TIME OF PRAYER AND I’M PRAYING FOR YOU TOO NOW.
    ALWAYS PRAY THEM OUT NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES TO GOD, GET IN SERIOUS PRAYER. PRAY THEM DEMONS AWAY AND PRAY FOR A LEGOND OF ANGELS TO SURROUND YOU.
    REMEMBER GOD KICKED OUT 1/3 AND KEPT 2/3. SO FOR EVERY 1 DEMON THEY GOT YOU GOT 2 ANGELS TO FIGHT BACK.

    TRUST THE LORD AND STICK WITH MR. TRUMP. HE’S THE ONE WE NEED.
    WHEN HE’S GONE LOOK UP FOR YOUR TIME DRAWETH NIGH. IF THEY GET IN AMERICA AS ANYONE KNOWS IT IS OVER
    KATIE KRESS
    106 FOX DEN CT
    LAWNDALE N.C 28090
    980 295 8013

    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
    STAY TRUE AND FAITHFUL TO GOD
    HE’LL STAY TRUTHFUL TO YOU

    I believe they have sold their soul to the devil
    Their mean angry power hungry varments
    They expect us to be all nicy nice cause they want to be brainwashed.
    You did an excellent job, well mannered, honest.
    Thats all they need to hate all of us.
    Stay strong
    Feel free to talk back. Im one of Gods outcast and he takes care of me so for sure he will you.

    1. Further proof that’s the separation of church and state needs to be upheld. God has nothing to do with this testimony. God has nothing to do with YOU.

      Jeremiah 23:21
      I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

  6. Your testimony was reasonable, thorough, and absent anything that would enrage a non-partisan thinking person. Sadly, there are not many people with the wherewithal to possess these traits at the present moment. It is very very very disheartening to me to see people get so angry about what you said. It’s not anywhere close to worthy of such upset. It was wise and informed and perhaps what makes people angry is that deep down they know you have a good point. They just can’t be bothered to consider it for even two seconds. I would say it is their loss (thinking is a rewarding exercise in of itself) but I fear this kind of non-thinking effects all of us. The center won’t hold when passions are making people so so angry and the angry like being angry. I appreciate your non-opinion and for recognizing the bigger picture in the impeachment proceedings. Anyway, best of luck to you in your teaching and other endeavors.

  7. interesting exchange on Twatter regarding threats to J Turley and Mark Zaid

    Zaid did call for a coup in 2017….bragged about it recently

    …..

    https://twitter.com/Herding__cats/status/1202777194751254533

    Jonathan Turley

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    My call for greater civility and dialogue may have been the least successful argument I made to the committee. Before I finished my testimony, my home and office were inundated with threatening messages and demands that I be fired from GW.

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    Bradley P. Moss

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    Want me to lay the lovely death threats I got after the president attacked Mark and the whistleblower at a rally?
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    Mark S. Zaid

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    Seriously. I’d take demands to be fired over death threats any day.
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    Love 2 Swim
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    But you did call for a COUP. Jonathan Turley called for civility. Neither should have received death threats, but Jonathan Turley is the far better person for asking for civility, which is greatly lacking from your vocabulary.
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    REEEEEEE!_The_Radical_Centrist

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    Replying to @Love2swim9 @MarkSZaidEsq and 3 others

    Also Mark Zaid…

    I’ve gotten clearances for guys who had child porn issues
    — Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) February 11, 2018

    6:30 PM – 5 Dec 2019

  8. Thank you for your testimony, Professor Turley. Best of luck to you.

    I never expected Americans to support a position that boils down to convicting those accused with no representation and no due process. But that is what your accusers are doing.

    1. Wow! Hey MR.Turley, nice people populating your blog! There’s a reason you attract these types. Fox News must really pay.

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