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Gowdy: Schiff Has Made Himself a Fact Witness in Ukraine Matter and Should be Called to Testify

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Former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Trey Gowdy, had a few things to say about his former colleague, the present chair, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the drama surrounding his handling and involvement in the Ukraine whistleblower call matter.

The former federal prosecutor Gowdy immediately pointed out the huge problem for Schiff having contacts with the whistleblower. “Right now, he’s made himself a fact witness. He is in the evidentiary chain for what happened with this whistleblower and I hope the Republicans make him testify,” Gowdy explained.

Gowdy also blasted Schiff for even getting four Pinocchios from the liberal Washington Post after Schiff’s public stories about his contacts with the whistleblower and knowledge of his claim didn’t seem to match the facts. The WaPo called Schiff’s comments “flat out false.”

From Fox News:

“I think you got four [Pinocchios] only because you can’t get five,” Gowdy joked. “He got the maximum sentence you could get from the Washington Post fact checker — and don’t you know how hard that was for the Washington Post to give Adam Schiff four Pinocchios?”

“That’s the Seventh sign of the Apocalypse,” Gowdy laughed. “I think I have to get my affairs in order.”

Gowdy hit Schiff for his history of not being truthful, referring to him as a “career offender.”

“The same guy that had the parody a week or so ago, the same guy that says he has evidence that even [former Special Counsel Robert] Mueller couldn’t find,” Gowdy said. “The question I had is, How long is Speaker Pelosi going to put up with Adam mishandling this investigation?”

We still haven’t seen that “evidence” that Schiff claims conclusively proved the Trump team colluded with Russia.

Gowdy also pointedly observed that Pelosi seems to have swiped the matter from Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chair of the Judiciary Committee who would normally handle an impeachment inquiry and handed it over to Schiff who is messing up. But of course, nothing is normal about this and it isn’t even a formal inquiry yet. If this were a formal inquiry, Republicans would have the right to question him.

Too bad Gowdy isn’t still in Congress to be able to question Schiff about all this? Wouldn’t that be something?

That said, Schiff definitely needs to be called to account, as Gowdy says.

This places the whole process at risk and it should not be tolerated.

But is Speaker Nancy Pelosi likely to hold Schiff’s feet to the fire?

Given that she actually defended Schiff’s fake account of the Trump Ukraine phone call, saying incredibly that “he didn’t make it up,” one can’t have a lot of confidence that she will.

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NY Times Tries to Save Sinking Ship: Claims a Second Ukraine Call Person ‘May’ Make Whistleblower Complaint

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The NY Times is at it again. The Ukraine whistleblower complaint is imploding. So they’re trying to pull from the ‘Kavanaugh playbook’ and double down on the claim that there was something wrong in the July 25th phone call.

From Fox News:

A second U.S. intelligence official is considering filing a formal whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s dealings with the government of Ukraine, according to a report.

The New York Times, citing “two people briefed on the matter,” reported late Friday that the official “has more direct information” about the events surrounding a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky than the first whistleblower, whose complaint launched a formal impeachment inquiry by House Democrats.

According to one of the anonymous people, the ICIG has spoken to this second person to try to corroborate the original whistleblower who didn’t actually hear the call.

So let’s see if we have that right.

Now we don’t even have an actual claim on the table, someone who hasn’t even made a whistleblower complaint, but two anonymous people tell us we might get one? Really? Are they joking at this point? And the anonymous people and the “not really yet but we’ll call him that anyway” second whistleblower want to tell us about a call that we’ve already heard about from the people actually on the call?

We’ve already seen the transcript of the July 25th call that showed there was no quid pro quo about foreign aid and we’ve already heard from the most important person in the matter, the Ukraine president who said he felt no pressure at all. No one on the call has said there was anything improper.

On the other hand, we’ve seen a lot of machinations from the Democrats, from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) not being forthcoming about his contacts with the whistleblower and making up supposed Trump quotes from the call to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claiming he didn’t make anything up and trying to ram through an impeachment inquiry without the bipartisan formal vote required. We’ve seen the Volker testimony blow a big chunk of the whistleblower’s claims apart. We’ve even seen a report now that the whistleblower didn’t tell the ICIG about his contacts with Adam Schiff.

Just a coincidence, one of the reporters on this NY Times article is Michael Schmidt, the same guy who James Comey leaked to through his friend.

So Democrats now want a do-over after the first try failed?

How’d doubling down work in the case of Brett Kavanaugh?

At what point do we say this is just silly?

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‘Flat-Out False’: Unlikely Source Calls Out Adam Schiff For Lying About Dealings With Whistleblower

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

As we all know, a broken clock is right twice a day, and in this instance the broken clock is none other than the reliably left-leaning crew at the Washington Post.

Glenn Kessler, the paper’s fact checker, surprisingly took House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff to the woodshed today for recent (false) claims he made stating his office had “not spoken directly with the whistleblower” at the center of the Trump/Zelensky phone call controversy:

“Have you heard from the whistleblower? Do you want to hear from the whistleblower? What protections could you provide to the whistleblower?” [Sam] Stein, an MSNBC contributor, asked on “Morning Joe.”

“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to,” Schiff responded. “But I am sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised, as the law requires, by the inspector general or the director of national Intelligence just how he is supposed to communicate with Congress, and so the risk to the whistleblower is retaliation.”

The Post said Schiff’s response was “flat-out false.”

“Schiff on ‘Morning Joe’ clearly made a statement that was false,” the fact-checker said. “He now says he’s was answering the wrong question, but if that was the case, he should have quickly corrected the record. He compounded his falsehood by telling reporters a few days later that if not for the [inspector general’s] office, the committee would not have known about the complaint. That again suggested there had been no prior communication.”

Kessler also pointed out two other instances of Schiff being dishonest on this same question. One of them was during a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper and the other was during a Capitol Hill press conference.

As a result of his “flat-out false” comments, Kessler awarded Schiff with four Pinocchios.

Kessler, who I suspect has a mostly liberal audience of loyal Twitter followers, took issue with President Trump’s touting of the ruling, and made note several times of the fact that he had ruled similarly on some Trump claims as well. But his tweets sorta kinda missed the point:

I helpfully fact checked the fact checker himself:

Sometimes they make it too easy.

Related:

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    News Breaks That the Whistle-Blower Worked for a Current 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidate

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    I get to gloat a little on this one.

    Earlier today, I wrote on the news that the Trump-Ukraine “whistle-blower” was a registered Democrat. On its own, that’s somewhat telling news, but perhaps not overwhelmingly meaningful without more information. In my article, I opined why I thought CNN chose to report the story in the first place given their editorial leans.

    Now, you might ask yourself why CNN would report this. The answer is simple. It’s called getting ahead of a story to help frame it. We’ve seen this over and over when damaging information that could possibly help Donald Trump is on the verge of being exposed. Instead of letting it drop, legacy news agencies run and get anonymous quotes to try to get the information out there while presenting it in the best possible light…

    The goal here is to get the political affiliation of the whistle-blower out there early so that when more evidence of bias drops, Democrats can claim it’s old news and not relevant to the complaint.

    Games are being played here. Don’t be fooled.

    Like clockwork, we’ve now got more information on the bias of the whistle-blower and I was exactly right. Not only was a he registered Democrat, the guy worked on the campaign of a current 2020 candidate.

    Given that this likely occurred some years ago before this person became a CIA agent, the most likely answer is that it was on one of Joe Biden’s campaigns or possibly under Biden during the Obama campaign. We had already heard rumors that the ICIG found bias toward Biden and this latest revelation drops everything into to place.

    In short, we have a registered Democrat that worked for a Democrat presidential candidate, who went to Adam Schiff first, and we are supposed to believe this is all on the up and up? Yeah, I’m gonna go with a no on that one. The complaint itself has continues to fall apart, and even though he got some details of the call correct, none of his most salacious allegations have been shown to be true. If that sounds a lot like the Steele dossier, congrats on being more perceptive than all of the legacy media.

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    Spurred by Mania, Hillary Clinton Calls for the Constitution to be Shredded if it Can’t Impeach Trump for His Crimes

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    FILE – In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she speaks during a rally in Raleigh, N.C. Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on June 28, a speech that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of Clinton when it comes to handling the economy. Trump favors big tax cuts that mainly would help the rich. Clinton wants to boost taxes on high earners. Clinton wants to raise the minimum wage nationwide. Trump favors leaving it to the states (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

     

     

    She could be growing tomatoes.

    She could be digging in the dirt, sporting her wide-brimmed straw hat.

    She could be enjoying retirement, having lived in the White House and served in government.

    Or she could be running for office again.

    Or running a frozen banana stand.

    Or anything else in the present, headed for the future.

    But for some unknown and paralyzing reason, Hillary Clinton cannot let it go.

    She can’t catch up to November 9th, 2016 — the day she awoke to a lost campaign.

    She’s still somewhere — or, somewhen — on November 8th or before.

    It’s been nearly three years.

    But bitterness is a heck of a time machine.

    And Hillary’s DeLorean-ensconced.

    Hence, the former First Lady took to Twitter to offer something not only resentful but also ridiculous. 

    She quoted civil rights attorney, Democratic Texas Rep. Barbara Jordan from 1974:

    “If the impeachment provision in the Constitution of the United States will not reach the offenses charged here, then perhaps that 18th-century Constitution should be abandoned to a 20th-century paper shredder!”

    Barbara was referring to the shenanigans of Richard Nixon.

    Hillary was, of course, referring to the impeachment of her hus– I mean, Donald Trump.

    So Trump’s offenses are so extreme that the founding document of our nation should be shredded if they don’t apply?

    I have a suggestion: How about, instead, say something not completely absurd? Just an idea.

    But let’s go with this.

    Is impeachment reasonable?

    As I covered previously, Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel say no:

    The key question with Trump’s Ukraine call, though, is whether the president’s actions, advisable or not, rise to the level of an impeachable offense. It’s hard to argue they do. The president did not, as was first reported, offer a quid pro quo to the Ukrainians. He did not condition any U.S. support on a Biden investigation. The Justice Department has already looked at the totality of the call and determined that Trump did not break the law.

    Additionally, though impeachment may be, for Hillary, a shot of the ol’ euphoria like a grand inhalation at the dentist’s, on the other side of the proceedings will lie something else shredded: the Democrats’ hope for 2020 success. For reasons stated here, here, here, and here.

    And the failed 2016 candidate’s helping it right along.

    She shoulda stuck with the tomatoes.

    But she’s stuck far behind in the past. And she can’t ketchup.

    -ALEX

     

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    Report: Whistleblower Did Not Inform ICIG About Contacts With Schiff, Which May Have Been a Felony

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    A lot of information is coming out now which is effectively destroying the credibility of the complaint of the Ukraine whistleblower, from the knowledge that the whistleblower had contacts with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) while Schiff was saying publicly that he had no contacts, to the Volker testimony that was just released completely blowing the claims in the complaint out of the water.

    We also found out the person is, big surprise, a registered Democrat.

    But now there’s more information and it may spell big trouble for the whistleblower, if true.

    From The Federalist:

    According to Fox News investigative reporter Catherine Herridge, ICIG Michael Atkinson testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) that the anti-Trump complainant, whose identity has not been made public, did not inform the ICIG in his complaint that he or his team had already contacted Democratic staff working for Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chairman of the House intelligence committee.

    Another contact involved the whistleblower writing a letter to Schiff on August 12, informing him about his concerns. The letter contained an attachment which has not been released. But the complaint was allegedly dated August 12.

    The Federalist explains why this failure is such a problem:

    The complainant’s failure to disclose his interactions with Schiff or his staff could put him in legal hot water, as the whistleblower form he submitted requires individuals to disclose “other actions you are taking on your disclosure” under penalty of perjury. An entire page of the whistleblower form is dedicated to collecting information about previous disclosures so the ICIG can take appropriate action in response to the complaint.

    “I have previously disclosed (or am disclosing) the violations alleged here to (complete all that apply),” the form requires the complainant to attest. The form includes checkboxes for disclosures to other inspectors general, other agencies, the Department of Justice, the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Special Counsel, other executive branch departments, Congress and its respective committees, and media. It also includes a separate question asking the complainant to detail those previous disclosures to the ICIG.

    The bottom of the form requires the complainant to swear to the truth of everything asserted or the person could face prosecution for a false statement, a felony that could earn one five years in prison.

    The Federalist confirmed with an official that the box about notifying Congress was left empty.

    It is not clear exactly when the contact with the aide was made or whether there were potentially other contacts. But the contact with the aide, who told the whistleblower to go the ICIG obviously preceded filling out the form for the ICIG, hence the problem.

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

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    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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    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.”
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    “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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    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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