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Video: Joe Biden Melts Down in Response to Journo’s Hunter Biden ‘Conflict of Interest’ Question

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Dartmouth College, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

In addition to trying to strong-arm cable news outlets into suppressing the Hunter Biden angle of the Ukraine story, Joe Biden is now refusing to answer certain questions about it during press conferences.

The embattled 2020 Democratic candidate was in Los Angeles today for a labor union summit and while there took some questions from reporters about his campaign and, of course, Trump and the Ukraine issue.

One exchange he had with a reporter was particularly intense, and it was in regards to his role during the Obama administration overseeing United States policy towards Ukraine while his son Hunter was a board member for a Ukrainian gas company.

The reporter got straight to the point. “How was your role as vice president in charge of policy in Ukraine and your son’s job in Ukraine – how is that not a conflict of interest?”

“It’s not a conflict of interest,” Biden emphatically responded. “There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest from Ukraine or anywhere else. Period.”

As the reporter attempted to interject and ask about even the appearance of a conflict of interest, Biden shut him down.

“I’m not going to respond to that,” Biden yelled. “Let’s focus on the problem. Focus on this man, what he’s doing, that no president has ever done. No president,” Biden loudly continued while aggressively pointing his finger at the questioner.

Watch:

During the same press conference, Biden was asked about the golf photo of himself, his son, and a Ukrainian gas company executive shown in the now-deleted Nickelback video Trump shared on Twitter earlier this week, and whether he stood by the statement that he never discussed his son’s business dealings overseas. He says he stands by it:

How long before he stops answering questions on the issue altogether? Will media firefighter Brian Stelter condemn Biden’s latest verbal assault on the media? Stay tuned….

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The New York Times Book on Brett Kavanaugh is Getting Clobbered by its Fox Rival Championing ‘Justice’

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP)

 

So how’s the recently-released book on much-hated/much-loved Brett Kavanaugh doing?

Firstly, there appears to be some missing information, as observed by Fox News:

The…book, titled The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, faced a bumpy road at the outset as its authors faced criticism for not including what many saw as critical information about a sexual misconduct allegation they relayed in an excerpt published by The New York Times.

As for the sales report, well, it ain’t so good:

(NYT) writers Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly saw just over 2,000 copies sold in the week it debuted mid-September, market research data revealed. The data came from the NPD Group’s BookScan tracker, which covers about 80 percent to 85 percent of print sales.

The slump might certainly be attributed to the public’s hopes to never, ever hear about the hubbub again, given the climax of madness during Brett’s confirmation hearings (here and here).

Somehow, certain groups reached the fever pitch of insisting that all women should always be believed in all circumstances about all things. The hysteria even came with nonsensical phrases such as “Believe All Victims”: Of course, victims should be believed; but you first must determine whether they’re victims. Therefore, investigation must precede surety.

But not in that moment of madness.

So are the no-good numbers due to disinterest? Not if another book is any indication — one that was, incidentally, written by Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino.

Justice on Trial has trounced the other Brettfest:

In the first week after publishing Justice on Trial, the book saw more than 17,000 book sales and it eventually reached multiple bestseller lists. Justice on Trial sales slowly declined to roughly 1,700  around the time The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation was released. But by the second week of publication for that book, it had already fallen behind Justice on Trial in weekly sales.

As of the week of Sept. 22 – 28, Hemingway and Severino sold more than 55,000 copies and enjoyed 15 weeks ranked among Amazon’s top 10 selling books. That included two weeks as No. 1 and four weeks as No. 2. By contrast, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh ranked 68th on Amazon after its release and quickly dropped to 168th in the following week.

Regnery Publishing, which released Justice on Trial, told Fox News that it sold over 100,000 copies in ebook, print and audio formats.

Looks like Donald Trump has an opinion as to why the new book’s done so poorly:

“I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you’re at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony! They’ve taken the Old Grey Lady and broken her down, destroyed her virtue and ruined her reputation… She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!”

He’s a man with an opinion, folks.

Will The Education of Brett Kavanaugh rally? It remains to be seen.

For more on the aforementioned missing info, here’s Fox once more:

The initial excerpt contained allegations that Kavanaugh’s genitalia was thrust in a woman’s face during his college years. When The Times published the excerpt in its opinion section, it omitted the fact that the alleged victim herself had no memory of that happening. According to the reporters, that omission was an “oversight” by the paper’s editors.

-ALEX

 

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Fox News Fires Back After Biden Campaign Warns Them Not to Run Trump Ukraine Ad

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Joe Biden might think he can tightly control his campaign messaging, but Fox News just let him know today that he has another thing coming.

Last night, I wrote about a threatening letter sent to the cable news outlet from Biden’s campaign warning them not to run a new ad from the Trump campaign on the Ukraine issue that will soon be airing in key early voting states as part of a massive ad blitz.

To recap, here’s what Biden’s team said in the letter:

In a letter to Fox News and Fox Business general counsel Lily Claffee, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz wrote that the ad “falsely states” that “Biden offered Ukraine $1 billion to fire the prosecutor investigating a company affiliated with his son.”
[…]
“Though the Trump campaign is prepared to fabricate outright lies, your station’s airwaves should not be used to disseminate them,” Schultz wrote. “We are putting you on notice about the absolute falsity of the advertisement’s claims, and we expect that you will reject it. Please consider this letter a standing request that you reject any advertisement containing similar claims, regardless whether the Trump campaign or a third-party group seeks to place it.”

For those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s the ad:

CNN announced earlier this week they would not be running the ad, in deference to the Biden campaign in part because it disparages several of their news personalities, including Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, and Jim Acosta.

Fox News has since issued a statement in response to the Biden campaign letting them know they will not bow to threats:

“We are not in the business of censoring ads from candidates on either side of the aisle. Vice President Joe Biden has a standing invitation to appear on any of our platforms.”

This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that Joe Biden has attempted to flex some muscle with cable news outlets in hopes of suppressing the Ukraine story.

Last week, Red State’s streiff wrote about how the Biden campaign was attempting to intimidate cable news networks into keeping President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani off their airwaves, alleging he we was “spread[ing] false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump.”

Read the full letter below:

Even if Biden happened to be successful in shutting down Giuliani from the airwaves and the Trump ad from Fox News, the fact remains that Trump himself will not be quiet about it and will continue to raise the issue into the general election campaign season, assuming Biden ends up being the nominee.

Stay tuned.

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Volker Testimony Released, Blows Impeachment Narrative and Schiff’s Story Out of the Water

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks after a closed meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Volker testimony has now been released and once again, we find that the Democrats’ version of the facts is false.

That fact explains why Republicans yesterday said there was no case after hearing his testimony and why Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) ran scurrying away from reporters refusing to comment.

The full transcript pretty much blows their theory of the case for impeachment out of the water.

Kurt Volker was a U.S. diplomatic envoy to Ukraine for two years. He said that contrary to the whistleblower complaint there was never any effort to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on Hunter or Joe Biden.

From The Federalist:

“As you will see from the extensive text messages I am providing, which convey a sense of real-time dialogue with several different actors, Vice President Biden was never a topic of discussion,” he said.

Volker testified that he never even mentioned a delay on U.S. military assistance to Ukrainian officials until late August, when news reports indicated that funding had been put on hold. Volker’s statement directly undercuts claims that the funding was part of a deliberate quid pro quo meant to force the Ukrainians to take certain actions in order for the military aids to be released.

Volker’s testimony also reflected badly on Democrats. Volker said that Trump didn’t have the best view of the Ukraine because of their involvement in allegedly helping the Democrats undermine him during the 2016 election and Trump was not happy with corruption in the country.

Volker testified that he believed the allegations of Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections on behalf of the Democrats were “plausible.”

He said on the other hand that no one on the Trump team was trying to do that in the 2020 election. “The point about Ukraine avoiding anything that could play into U.S. elections in 2020 is a message that I know our Chargé in Ukraine, Amb. Bill Taylor, reinforced in other meetings,” Volker asserted.

He said that he was not on the Ukraine phone call being looked at, but that overall it was a “good” call and in no way was there any quid pro quo or linkage of aid related to the Bidens.

“All said it was a good, congratulatory call, that they discussed the importance of fighting corruption and promoting reform in Ukraine, and that President Trump reiterated his invitation to President Zelensky to visit the White House,” he testified. “I was not made aware of any reference to Vice President Biden or his son, which I only learned about when the transcript of the call was released on September 25, 2019.”

So if he didn’t even know Biden was mentioned he couldn’t really be helping to push for an investigation, blowing another whistleblower claim the Volker helped demands to look into Hunter Biden. The testimony also kills the whistleblower claim that aid was held up because they didn’t even know about it, so it couldn’t be any pressure. It wasn’t public until August.

Looks like Schiff and the other Democrats are flailing desperately, because their case is going down in flames.

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New Fundraising Numbers Hint That the Biden Campaign Is In A Death Spiral

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FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2012 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden kisses a supporter during a campaign event in Zanesville, Ohio. Obama goes airborne in a doozie of a bear hug with a pizza guy in Florida. Joe Biden cozies up with a biker chick in Ohio. Even the more reserved Mitt Romney seems to be loosening up some with people he meets on the campaign trail. Kissing babies and slapping backs are so yesterday. The 2012 candidates are putting their all into the campaign cliche of pressing the flesh. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

New fundraising numbers have been posted by the Democrat primary candidates and they show some interesting shifts in the field.

Decrepit and bedridden Bernie Sanders led the pack with $25.3 million. Enough to buy a nice mausoleum.
Elizabeth Warren was second with $24.6 million.
Pete Buttigieg raised $19.1 million.
Joe Biden pulled in $15.2 million.
Kamala Harris finished the Third Quarter with $11.6 million.

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If you ignore the silliness of Yang and Williamson, the real story is that Joe Biden is in a death spiral. His fundraising is down by 30%. He’s slipping in the polls, especially Iowa and New Hampshire. His South Carolina “firewall” looks very flimsy. The news swirling around about Hunter Biden’s financial shenanigans is not going to get better and you can bet President Trump is not going to let up so long as the Ukraine phone call bullsh** is being propped up as grounds for impeachment. Beyond that, Biden’s campaign staff is as sclerotic as Biden so by the time it responds to Charge A we’ve already moved on to Charge F (see my post Donald Trump, Impeachment, And John Boyd’s OODA Loop). Beyond the slowness of his campaign’s reaction time, Biden is not a fighter. He’s simply not temperamentally suited to engaging in the bare-knuckle brawl that Trump seems to relish as is shown by his response to the corruption allegations against his son. You’ll also notice that Biden has been abandoned by his fellow Democrats and is left to fight this out with just the help of his media friends and fluffers.

As a footnote, Harris is also toast…I find this sort of shocking as I would have bet good money that she’d be one of the top three candidates going into Iowa.

Everything is going Warren’s way. Biden is fading. Harris and Buttigieg have been revealed to be insubstantial lightweights. Bernie Sanders is unlikely to go back on the trail. Right now, if you were forced to make a prediction you’d say that she is the nominee. We’ll see how she does when President Trump and his team drop the twitching, tattered corpse of Joe Biden’s campaign and turn their gimlet eyes of Pocahontas.

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Trump on Impeachment: Nancy Pelosi is Afraid, of Republicans Taking the Senate and ‘AOC and Plus 3’ Taking Her Place

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President Donald Trump gestures towards members on the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, after returning from United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

 

Donald Trump is a different kind of president. He’s certainly not afraid to call people by name and call out their shenanigans.

And on Friday, the Commander-in-Chief accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being a scaredy cat.

Who’s Nancy shakin’ in her boots over? Seemingly, it’s the Quad Squad. Trump said House Democrats are following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her compadres, not the Speaker. Is that why Pelosi moved forward with impeachment, despite being unable to name a “high crime or misdemeanor” that would warrant it? When asked about impeachment in the House, here’s what he had to say:

“They all vote with AOC and plus three; Nancy Pelosi is petrified of them.”

The Donald believes she has good reason to fear: Republicans are coming to oust her.

“I mean, she’s afraid that she is going to lose her position. Nancy Pelosi will lose her speakership right after the election when the Republicans take over the House.”

As for impeachment, the President insisted it’s a witch hunt, just like Russian collusion:

“Should’ve never happened. Just like Russia collusion should’ve never happened. That was a witch hunt. … Should’ve never happened.”

But Trump’s not worried about it, because he’ll be fine in the Senate:

“It think this: We have a great relationship in the Senate. I have a 95% approval rating in the Republican Party. I believe the senators look at this as a hoax, it’s a witch hunt, it’s a disgrace.”

Despite his allegation of Nancy knockin’ at the knees, Pelosi appears to think the same of Trump. On Wednesday, CNN reported the Speaker claiming he’s afraid of House Democrats and the probe that’s coming:

“I think the President knows the argument that can be made against him and he’s scared, and so he’s trying to divert attention from that to where (he’s) standing in the way of legislation.”

That’s all fine and good, but the Dems look to be in a real pickle. Despite their talk, in addition to the reasons I covered here, many congressional Dems may not want to be associated with something as pointed as an actual impeachment.

The Daily Wire stated it aptly:

Democrats have been sidestepping the requirement to bring impeachment proceedings to a full vote on the House floor. More than 30 members of the House Democratic caucus represent congressional districts that voted for Trump during the 2016 election cycle. The Democratic Party largely gained its House majority after a wave of the party’s moderate candidates were elected in those purple districts during the 2018 election cycle.

Nonetheless, putting aside the ravings of AOC, it seems to me the more seasoned Dems in the House may be interested in impeachment because they already know 2020’s a no-go. They have no candidate on deck who can possibly defeat The Donald, and they appear to have given up arguing the superiority of their policies a long time ago.

I miss those days — the Idea days.

-ALEX

 

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Van Jones: Democrats are in a Lose-Lose Situation with Impeachment. Is He Right?

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Political commentator and former Obama advisor Van Jones told CNN’s Erin Burnett Thursday night the Democrats are really shooting themselves in the foot.

Boy, are they.

Erin asked Van what he’s heard from the many voters to whom he’s spoken regarding Dems’ drive to the impeachment hoop.

Van believes the coordinated attack is just going to galvanize Republicans in an election year.

He makes a good point:

“You know, it’s a tricky thing, the impeachment process, because for some Republicans it makes them want to rally around the flag.”

He recalled a similar situation in the 90’s:

“I remember when I was anti-Bill Clinton from the left and they tried to impeach him and suddenly Clinton was my best friend.”

He’s right. It’s the nature of things.

Take two middle school brothers who fight constantly. Regardless of their turmoil with one another, if you mess with one, they’ll both beat the snot out of you. People come together when there’s a threat.

But, in Van’s estimation, those opposing Trump are in a mess if they don’t impeach, too — their base is expecting action.

“So, I think you get cross currents in this thing. At the same time, Democrats are in a lose-lose situation. If they don’t do something, their own base is going to feel disappointed, and you feel like maybe Trump gets away with too much. If you go through with the impeachment, though, you can divide the country further, you can take the oxygen away from your candidates and you still don’t solve the problem of foreign interference.”

He may not be wrong, though it’s for silly reasons. Over the last two years or so, Democratic leaders and talking heads on the boob tube have said some of the most absurd things I’ve ever heard come out of people’s mouths. I’ve been astonished by the move from debate of issues to totally outlandish, self-cancelling claims about Trump and his supporters — like Trump wants to round up people and murder them (here), is setting up leaders to be murdered (here), is a white supremacist who’s afraid of black people (here), aches to be an evil dictator (here), and is potentially part of a “thousand-year reich” (here). Not to mention that’s he’s conspiring against America and in cahoots with foreign enemies.

I believe that rhetoric has frightened and inflamed a portion of the populace, which is now demanding action for the boogie man to be booted from Pennsylvania Avenue.

But here’s another lose-lose: The more they take the ladle and scoop out Ukraine, the more Joe Biden’s gonna be in the soup.

Joe’s political worth will be sacrificed for the thrill of the hunt via impeachment proceedings, which will leave Dandelion Elizabeth Warren to face Venus Fly Trap Trump on the debate stage. That poor lady will be absolutely eviscerated.

And voilà: Trump 2020.

The Democrats have really blown it.

What are your thoughts? Is there any winning move here in their assault on Trump’s presidency? Let us all know in the Comments section, which you can now access from your mobile phone without switching to the desktop version of the site.

-ALEX

 

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Can You Say Coup? Rashida Tlaib Reveals Democrat Discussions to Arrest Trump Officials

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President Donald Trump has broken Democrats and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) showed by just how much during an event she was holding with supporters on Tuesday.

Tlaib was caught on video revealing that Democrats have been discussing how and whether to arrest Trump officials for not complying with subpoenas.

From Free Beacon:

Tlaib told Detroit constituents at her “Congress, Coffee, and Conversation” event on Tuesday that lawmakers are focused on how best to take cabinet members into custody. “This is the first time we’ve ever had a situation like this,” she said. “So they’re trying to figure out, no joke, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do we hold them?” ….

Tlaib said her colleagues are “trying to tread carefully” in this “uncharted territory.”

“I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit,” she joked. “We’ll take care of them and make sure they show up to the committee hearings.”

It’s not clear who specifically she is talking about arresting, although Democrats have had contempt votes against people such as Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

First, it wouldn’t be the D.C. police, it would be the Capitol Police.

But secondly, not responding to a subpoena isn’t “uncharted territory.” The Obama administration made it practically a cottage industry to avoid Congressional requests for information when they were embroiled in the many scandals – Benghazi, the IRS, Hillary Clinton, spying on Congress.

Indeed, former Attorney General Eric Holder, who described himself both as Obama’s “wingman” and his “boy,” was held in contempt for failing to turn over documents that were under subpoena in the Fast and Furious fiasco. The GOP didn’t arrest him. That was a real scandal not the manufactured angst they had against Ross and Barr over the unreacted Mueller report and the citizenship question on the census, respectively.

Holder withheld information about the Obama administration involvement in shipping about 2000 guns to Mexico that were then used to kill hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American law enforcement officer, CBP agent Brian Terry. Small difference.

One of the Obama administration weapons was even found when the U.S. ultimately nailed “El Chapo” in 2016.

From National Review:

Now, Fast and Furious is back in the news. Earlier this month, a raid on the hidey-hole of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman recovered not only the notorious drug lord, but a (“massive”) .50-caliber rifle, capable of stopping a car or shooting down a helicopter, that originated with the ATF program. Rest easy, though: Only 34 such rifles were sold through the program.

The news comes just days after a federal judge rejected President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to Fast and Furious–related records it requested back in 2012 as part of an investigation into the gun-walking operation. Despite the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and a host of other accusations of malfeasance against this White House, it remains this president’s sole assertion of executive privilege.

Yet Republicans didn’t arrest Holder. And that scandal, like the many many scandals of the Obama administration, went down the memory hole when the administration refused to comply.

On the other hand, the DOJ has found there was nothing criminal with Ross or Barr refusing to comply with Democrats’ political witch hunt game.

From Politico:

In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said the Cabinet officials’ defiance of congressional subpoenas seeking information about the 2020 census “did not constitute a crime.”

“[A]ccordingly the department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general or the secretary,” Rosen wrote, citing legal precedents from administration of both parties.

But imagine, this is where Democrats are at right now. They literally want to arrest their opponents. Can we say coup, people? And they say Trump is a “threat to democracy” or norms? They are ripping up norms right and left while ignoring their own hypocrisy in the process.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was on the Trump-Ukraine call, has said he will not testify and countenance the improper impeachment effort, calling it an “attempt to intimidate, bully, and treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State,” according to Free Beacon. And because the Democrats have not brought the question of an impeachment inquiry to a formal vote of the full floor, GOP are contesting their ability to subpoena and proceed without a proper vote.

The Trump administration is not likely to fold over any time soon for the Democrats who are desperate to tag Trump with something as the election inches ever closer and their prospects, given their candidates, are deeply questionable.

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The Washington Post Decides to Make Conspiracy Theories Great Again

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Remember like five minute ago when conspiracy theories were terrible and never to be entertained?

The Washington Post apparently didn’t get their own memo, because even as they are pushing out pieces decrying “conspiracy theories” about Biden and Ukraine, the paper has done it’s own conspiracy fluffing in the past day. You’ll be surprised to learn that the Trump-Ukraine call transcript is likely fake, at least according to The New York Times’ little brother.

I’ll let Bill Kristol share the news, just to add a little bit of extra irony.

The sourcing on this piece is just hilarious. “One person familiar with the creation of records of calls with foreign leaders” is quite the lead in. For years, anyone who’s suspected funny business in regards to the Trump-Russia investigation was labeled a kook, even as more and more information has come forward to show otherwise. The Post has been at the forefront of those attacks. Yet, all it took was a “person familiar with the creation of records of calls with foreign leaders” for them to don the tin foil hat and start nodding along.

In reality, the ellipses you see in the transcript are perfectly normal, indicating pauses in conversation. The reason the transcript is in a rough form is because that’s what is transcribed on the fly. These aren’t being typed up for professional use. They are simply meant to create a record of the call.

There’s zero evidence anything was altered about the transcript. And to even believe that, you’d have to think that career bureaucrats, who largely have a natural aversion to Trump, are all in on a conspiracy to allow this to go down without saying anything.

The Post doesn’t care though. They ran to print with a wild conspiracy theory and Bill Kristol was there to propagate it. Remember this the next time they gnash their teeth over questions about John Brennan or Hunter Biden.

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Time For The Democrat Party Rank And File, To Rise Up

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Oliver Cromwell
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Rank and file Democrats who care about their party and their country, need to rise up and wrest back control of the Democrat Party. Today’s Democrat party bears absolutely no resemblance to the party of our fathers and grandfathers. They are nowhere near being a loyal opposition party—a party that might disagree on methods, but nevertheless values and supports shared national objectives.

Why? The Leadership. The Leadership of today’s Democrat party can be divided into two camps. One, is the corrupt old guard of Tammany Hall or Daly Machine days. That camp has always corrupted the power of office for personal enrichment. They are the ones who came into government with personal net worths of less than a million dollars and then somewhere along the way and despite a government pay check of less than 200 grand per year, manage to amp their personal wealth up into 10’s even 100’s of millions. The most recently open and notorious member of that camp is of course, former Vice President Joe Biden, Democrat Presidential Primary candidate and along with his son, subject of a Ukrainian corruption investigation.

Then there is the new breed, who are flat out, insane. They advocate the murder of children in the womb. Even if one of their intended victims manages to survive the procedure and lies gasping for life on a stainless steel clinic table, they are still willing to see it killed. While busily screeching for a “living wage!’ they are busily importing more uneducated, low-skilled, some criminal, some diseased people who, drive down wages, take entry level jobs, denying low skill Americans the opportunity to get a leg up and who refuse to assimilate into our culture.

Speaking of culture, they browbeat normal Americans into believing they must actively promote child abuse in the form of genital mutilation of minors in order to promote the “transgender” agenda. On more than a few occasions they have used the full force of law to drive real Americans into penury for defending their right NOT to participate in ceremonies promoting deviant and disordered behavior.

The list goes on and on….and it ain’t just the Democrats. There is a special circle in Dante’s Inferno reserved for pusillanimous RINOs such as Mitt Romney, YEB! or like Jeff Flake…John McCain is already keeping a seat warm for him. They are flat out evil. The only reason they give any consideration at all to the folks they purport to represent, is so they are available on a two year and four year cycle to flip the lever “D.”

For our Republic to survive, it needs two healthy parties who each believe in the Constitution and the American culture of individual liberty. Lifetime Democrats need to get rid of these leaders—and right now. They should borrow from Oliver Cromwell

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place. Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

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