Maxine Waters thought her plan was full proof.
The California Democrat believed she was closing in on the smoking gun that would allow her to achieve her long held goal of impeaching President Trump.
But that all blew up in Maxine Waters face when she suffered the most humiliating loss of her life.
Waters and other Democrat Committee Chairs in the House are on the warpath against Donald Trump.
They were momentarily thrown for a loss when Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Robert Mueller’s report which had found no collusion with Russia.
Waters and her allies then regained their stride when anonymous leakers on Mueller’s team began planting stories in the fake news media that Barr’s summary mischaracterized their work.
Despite offering no evidence, these leakers allowed the Democrats and fake news media to promote the narrative that Attorney General Barr was “covering up” for President Trump.
And that led House Democrats to press the offensive.
Waters and several other committee chairs seized on this moment and fired off a letter to Capitol One demanding they receive documents related to President Trump’s financial statements.
The letter requested documents pertaining to investigations into “potential foreign conflicts of interest, compliance with the foreign and domestic Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution, and any counterintelligence threats arising from links or coordination between U.S. persons and other foreign entities, including any financial or other compromise or leverage over the president and his business interests.”
Capital One executive Brent Timberlake fired back at Waters and her fellow harassers refusing their demands.
Timberlake said they would only fork over those documents if subpoenaed.
“Given the confidentiality obligations we have as a financial institution, including under state and federal law, we respectfully request that any production of materials be made pursuant to a subpoena rather than an informal request,” Timberlake wrote.
Republicans criticized Waters’ move as a politically motivated fishing expedition.
Democrats don‘t have any specific allegations of wrongdoing.
They only want the documents to either conjure up some dirt or to selectively leak details from the President’s financial dealings to inflict political embarrassment while he runs for re-election.
Of course, top Democrats defended the move.
“The Republicans are treading perilously close to the line now, and they should remember the oath they took to protect and defend the Constitution rather than acting as the president’s defense attorneys,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings ranted in a statement to Politico.
“The committee is following up on documents we received that indicate that President Trump paid Michael Cohen out of a Capital One account, and we are running to ground these and other allegations related to the Emoluments Clause. Our hope is that the Republicans will join us in our search for the truth.”
But few Americans believe that.
And the public was thrilled to see Capitol One turn down this invasion on Donald Trump’s privacy.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.