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Kurt Volker’s Testimony Appears to Have Left Adam Schiff Scrambling

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Kurt Volker has been a recent hot name within the Trump-Ukraine impeachment frenzy. A former John McCain aide, he was at the center of attempting to arrange a meeting with Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials. This came in the course of the former New York City mayor attempting to investigate whether Joe Biden acted corruptly while vice president. My colleague Sara Lee shared some details about Volker this morning in a piece.

Shortly after the Trump call to Zelensky broke as a story, Volker resigned as special envoy to Ukraine, leading many to believe he was doing so out of some kind of impeachment worthy disgust. Given his background working with an organization that pushed the Steele dossier, that actually wasn’t a bad bet.

Surprisingly though, it appears Volker’s testimony fell flat.

Per The Washington Examiner.

“He has said nothing that coincides what the Democrats are saying with their whole impeachment narrative,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee and a staunch supporter of Trump.

Jordan, who appeared alongside a group of conservative Republicans and Trump allies, declined to talk specifically about Volker’s deposition, which is continuing in a secure hearing room in the Capitol.

Jordan described Volker as “unbelievably knowledgeable about what was going on in Ukraine,” and added, “not one thing he has said comports with any of the Democrats’ impeachment narrative. Not one thing.”

Things apparently got so bad that Adam Schiff had to take questioning duties away from his lawyer, clearly in the hopes that he could somehow pry something of use out of Volker.

They should be nervous. This entire impeachment gambit is falling apart. Trump called their bluff, releasing the transcript and complaint after they had already committed to an impeachment inquiry. It ended up showing no obvious wrongdoing at all.

Then the State Dept. IG called an urgent briefing, giving them new hope that some real evidence was on the way. Nope, it turned out to be repackaged news articles with nothing of value.

Volker was their main hope though. He’s the only (former) administration official on their radar who had the possibility to give them the goods. Instead, his testimony appears to be a bunch of nothing.

You can expect this pattern to continue because there’s simply nothing to find here. Trump made a passing request that Ukraine look into possible corruption. That’s it. There is no impeachable scandal in that and the more Democrats push this, the more they will hurt themselves in the long run.

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The People Pushing For Impeachment Are Fooling Themselves About Its Popularity

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This morning, USA Today released a poll showing that support of the impeachment of President Trump is growing.

Americans by a 45%-38% plurality now support a vote by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump, a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, as allegations continue to swirl around an embattled White House.

By a similar margin, 44%-35%, those surveyed say the Senate, which would then be charged with holding a trial of the president, should convict Trump and remove him from office.

The survey of 1,006 adults, taken Tuesday and Wednesday, underscores the perilous situation the president finds himself in as House committees subpoena documents and prepare to hear testimony into accusations that he pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, then tried to hide the account of their phone conversation.

Meh.

What the poll shows is essentially that all Democrats want to impeach Trump. What that 45% may or may not be a plurality, the real question whether, as more of the story leaks out, is that number a floor or ceiling. Looking back a the Russia Hoax, you find a similar dynamic. Early on when the Democrats were driving the narrative, there were a lot of Americans who believed that hokum. As the facts began to trickle out, and in particular when Mueller’s report was released, there was nothing left of the collusion narrative. That’s why it isn’t even mentioned as a potential article of impeachment because the story was so obviously fake that not even partisan Democrats want to be associated with it.

We have a hint of where impeachment stands in another poll

President Trump’s approval ticked up to 49 percent — its highest mark this year, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey released on Wednesday.

The figure marks a 2-point increase from a Sept. 11-12 poll, but a 2-point decrease from its previous peak of 51 percent in August 2018.

Trump’s disapproval rating, meanwhile, dropped to 51 percent, which marks his lowest level so far this year.

This indicates that not only is there no nascent groundswell for impeachment but that a lot of people are seeing this latest nonsense for the political hit that is is. The public was burned by the media and the Democrats of the Russia Hoax, a very complex fake scandal that made the pushing of fake information and fake news very easy. The easily understand this scandal. You have a powerful man who gets his grifting ne’er-do-well son a very lucrative job. When the son gets in trouble, he uses his clout to get the investigator fired. We can argue to the cows come home over whether this is accurate but it is a narrative that you can’t counter until you show how Hunter Biden got the job if his name was Heywood Jablowme.

As we learn more about the whistleblower (yes, Bulwarkians and Vichy Republicans, the whisleblower’s motives are important to the public) and about the interactions Schiff and his posse had with the whistleblower and as we get the backstory on several mysterious actions by Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, the number of people supporting impeachment is going to recede.

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WaPo, Chris Matthews Make the Case for Pence to be Impeached and You Know What THAT Means

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Here’s a subject that no Democratic lawmakers will touch right now. The thinking is: Pence is implicated in Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine to reopen their investigation into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. Although Pence never mentioned Biden’s name to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he was after all, involved in communicating the delay of the U.S. aid and at the request of President Trump, he skipped Zelensky’s inauguration. Shouldn’t Pence be impeached too? A rather low bar for impeachment to be sure, but that’s all they’ve got right now.

The media, on the other hand, has no such reservations. The last few days have seen a couple of Washington Post articles arguing for Pence’s impeachment, a story in the Associated Press and a handful of others.

In the video below, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews speaks to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE). Matthews asks: “The Vice President now according to reporting as of tonight seems to have engaged in the same thing Trump was engaged in which is basically shaking down a foreign leader to get dirt on a political opponent, the candidate you’re supporting, Joe Biden. Shouldn’t he be the subject of an impeachment inquiry as well at this point?”

Coons, a bit taken aback, replies, “Well, at this point, look Chris, I think it’s important that we focus on the facts here. The facts are that we tie –”

Matthews, not hearing what he wants to hear, abruptly cuts him off and says, “I’m talking the facts. I realize [Trump has] got William Barr, the Attorney General in cahoots with him. He’s got Secretary of State, Pompeo, in cahoots with him. Now, he’s got the Vice President dragged into this cabal.”

The video then shows him speaking to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). “You know, if possible, if it comes to a Senate trial, and it may well by the end of this year where you’ll be a juror in that trial for removal of the President from office after he’s impeached, if that develops as the history of this year, you’re going to a Vice President of the United States who would take the presidency after having been involved personally in the cabal that we’d be impeaching the President for. How does that make sense historically? If Pence was part of this how could he survive as president when Trump goes?”

Kamala does not muster a tremendous amount of enthusiasm over the idea.

Last night, the Washington Post channeled Matthews and published a lengthy piece enumerating Pence’s interactions with Zelensky. It reads like a primer on the anatomy of a political smear. Here are some excerpts:

The president used Pence to tell Zelensky that U.S. aid was still being withheld while demanding more aggressive action on corruption, officials said. At that time — following Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelenksy — the Ukrainians probably understood action on corruption to include the investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

Officials close to Pence insist that he was unaware of Trump’s efforts to press Zelensky for damaging information about Biden and his son, who had served on the board of an obscure Ukrainian gas company, when his father was overseeing U.S. policy on Ukraine.

Pence’s activities occurred amid several indications of the president’s hidden agenda. Among them were the abrupt removal of the U.S. ambassador to Kiev; the visible efforts by the president’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, to insert himself in the U.S.-Ukraine relationship; as well as alarms being raised inside the White House even before the emergence of an extraordinary whistleblower complaint about Trump’s conduct.

Perhaps most significantly, one of Pence’s top advisers [national security advisor Keith Kellogg] was on the July 25 call and the vice president should have had access to the transcript within hours, officials said.

The authors do at least acknowledge that Kellogg found nothing unusual about the call, nor did he “flag any concerns” to Pence.

Democrats will find a way to interpret anything involving Trump in the most negative way possible which is what they are doing here. The impeachment of both Trump and Pence would set the stage for a President Pelosi, a dream come true for war weary Democrats.

Why is this idea starting to gain traction among the left leaning press, yet no one in Congress appears to want to talk about it?

For one thing, the optics would be bad for them. Maybe they realize they’ve already grossly overstepped by basing their case for Trump’s impeachment on a routine phone call.

Hot Air’s Allapundit has a theory and it goes like this. President Trump, along with many Republicans, myself included, see the Democrats impeachment inquiry as another coup attempt. The thinking is, that if lawmakers call for Pence to be impeached along with Trump, it’s the same as saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be President.

Now that would truly seem like a coup. Actually, it would be a coup. In fact, it’s already a coup.

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There Is Absolutely Nothing Suspicious and Criminal-Like About Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian Director’s Salary

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FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn’t say why he was discharged. He says he’s embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy’s decision. The vice president’s office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

 

One of the central elements in the ongoing kerfuffle about President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine is over the investigation into Hunter Biden’s mysterious appointment as a member of the board of directors of Ukraine’s largest private natural gas company, Burisma. While Joe Biden was vice-president and self-described “point person” for the Obama administration on Ukraine, one of his portfolios was trying to convince the Ukrainians to improve transparency in their economy and suppress corruption. To that end, Burisma hired Hunter Biden who, by the way, had zero experience in much of anything other than grifting off the family name and keeping hookers gainfully employed, as a member of its board of directors. The salary Biden fils received has been variously reported as $50,000 or $80,000 per month.

To be charitable, let’s put aside our disbelief and pretend that Hunter Biden was hired because of his totally mad business skills and just ignore the facts and circumstances surrounding Joe Biden’s demand that a Ukrainian prosecutor who may have targeted his son be fired. A quick test of the legitmacy of Hunter Biden’s salary is its comparability to other, similarly situated companies. It is estimated that Burisma’s earnings are about $400 million annually.

There is a great reference table.

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CREDIT: Spencer Stuart Board Index

 

Burisma is not quite 1/4 the size of the smallest company on this list. The group of smallest companies pays between $285-$330,000 per year for a non-employee director. Hunter Biden was paid $600,000 (at least) for being a board member of a company whose language he did not speak, whose home country he’d never lived in, and which was in an industry about which Hunter Biden was pig-ignorant.

ADDENDUM.

An alert Twitter follower notes that in most other cases, non-employee directors were paid in a combination of cash and stock, often as much as 60% stock. Biden was paid in 100% cash.

You can pretend, if you want, that there was a purpose in hiring Hunter Biden beyond currying favor with his father. You can pretend, as did John Kerry’s State Department, that there was no conflict of interest or quid pro quo involved that involved pressure being removed from Ukraine in return for employing Joe Biden’s kid. You can pretend that Joe Bidens’ interest in firing that prosecutor was some high minded expression of unity with the EU. Just don’t expect anyone else to go along with that sick fantasy.

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Why Do These People Like To Lose?

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I’m only grabbing this tweet because it is a great example of a train of though running through NeverTrump and PoliteConservativeWestlake Legal Group 2122 Why Do These People Like To Lose? Ukraine republicans Politics Joe Biden hunter biden Front Page Stories elections donald trump democrats corruption Allow Media Exception   circles and not as a personal attack of any sort:

Indeed, why? Why, when you have your main opponent on the ropes why wouldn’t you let up? Isn’t the Christian thing to do pick him up, dust him off, hand him the used 2×4 and offer your own chin? If you think those are valid questions, then the problem, quite possibly, is that either you’re too nice to be involved in politics or you are simply a professional loser. NTTAWWT. We’ve had lots of professional losers run for office as Republicans. John McCain and Mitt Romney come to mind. These were all guys who’d mastered the art of losing to the Democrat in such a way that you’d still get invited on the Sunday shows as an honored guest and the New York Times would hold you up as an exemplar of loserliness.

There are actually a lot of reasons to continue hitting Joe Biden over his corruption.

  1. Donors will run from him, preventing him from having the resources to bull his way through the upcoming primaries.
  2. He will stay in the race longer than he would have ordinarily because he will refuse to bow out if it looks like Trump “beat him like a drum.”
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  4. The failure of Biden’s fellow Democrats to come to Biden’s aid will ensure divisions and hard feelings within the Democrat party during the election.
  5. If by some miracle, Biden limps through the primary and becomes the candidate you have immunized him from this line of attack in the general election because it will be greeted as old news.
  6. The people who claim to be on the right and who are offended by this will ultimately refuse to support Trump if they don’t actually endorse the Democrat so there is no downside.

This is like a fight. You don’t stop fighting until the other guy can’t move or runs away. If you stop before that to inquire about the other guy’s health and well being, odds are you are going to get your butt kicked.

The only real reason for encouraging Trump to let up on the Biden clan is because you really aren’t serious about winning and perhaps because you don’t want anyone else to be serious about winning either.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Forced to Eat Crow After Trying to Shut Down Analyst Who Argued Schiff Had Prior Knowledge of Whistleblower’s Claim

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Screenshot from this video.

On Tuesday night, former CIA officer, National Security Council Chief of Staff and White House deputy assistant Fred Fleitz made the argument on CNN that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had prior knowledge of the whistleblower complaint before it became public in September.

But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tried to shut down the evidence and the points Fleitz was making.

From Daily Caller:

When I saw this one, I thought it was very unusual, not just that it was extremely well written, but it had legal references and footnotes. That was a little bit unusual, but I compared that with the fact that Adam Schiff was talking about the subject matter of this complaint throughout the month of August. He posted a tweet at the end of August that almost identically reflected this complaint.

“But you don’t know any of that,” Cuomo pushed back. “You’re raising it as questions. You know that is meaningless unless you can put some meat on the bones. Of course the Republicans are agreeing with you. That’s the whole state of play. Anything you say that’s negative about this guy or this woman they’re going to pick up on.”

CNN even disparaged Fleitz in the chyron. The chyron read: “Trump allies peddle false claims about the whistleblower.” Nice. They’re essentially accusing him of making false claims, without having evidence for their accusation, while accusing Fleitz of not having evidence.

Of course, Fleitz was right.

The information that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had received a letter from the whistleblower about his concerns on August 12 was out there last week. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was upset on September 27th that Schiff hadn’t informed his fellow Committee members, including her.

So when it all blew up on Wednesday that Schiff had prior knowledge of the complaint despite his statements to the contrary, Fleitz made Cuomo eat some crow.

“You were pretty hard on me last night on @CNN last night @ChrisCuomo when I told you that I assessed @RepAdamSchiff probably knew about the CIA whistleblower in advance,” Fleitz tweeted. “We now know from the NYT that I was right. Apology not necessary.”

Boom.

If Cuomo had acted on the evidence that was available and tried to commit journalism, he might not have been embarrassed.

Schiff has made multiple statements suggesting he did not have contact with the whistleblower prior to the information becoming public.

There’s more.

From Daily Caller:

In a Sept. 19 press conference, he suggested that he did not know what the whistleblower was alleging. He also asserted that he might not even know that a complaint had been filed if Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, had not contacted Congress earlier last month regarding the complaint.

“In the absence of the actions, and I want to thank the inspector general, in the absence of his actions in coming to our committee, we might not have even known there was a whistleblower complaint alleging a urgent concern,” Schiff said during a press briefing on Sept. 19.

Schiff left out the part about his staff member directing the whistleblower to contact the IC IG in the first place.

Why was Schiff suggesting that when he clearly was aware at least since August 12? Because it served the narrative that he and the Congress were being denied information about the complaint by the administration. When, indeed, they already knew about it before the administration did.

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Video: Pelosi Just Outright Lies About Schiff’s Parody Stunt, Gets Called Out by Fellow Democrat

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff’s despicable parody reading of the Trump/Zelensky call last week is a matter of public record, and anyone can read the transcript of his account or watch the video.

So it was more than a bit perplexing to hear about how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Schiff’s stunt in an interview she did with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Wednesday.

Stephanopoulos was a senior adviser for President Bill Clinton from 1992 to 1996, so perhaps Pelosi had that in mind when she responded to his question about whether or not it was right for Schiff to do a “dramatic interpretation” of the call.

Here’s how she answered him:

“I want the American people to know what that phone call was about. I want them to hear it. So, yeah, it’s fair. It’s sad. But it’s using the President’s own words.”

Here’s the part where I thought, well, Stephanopoulos is going to do Stephanopoulos things and let her get away with the lie (because Schiff most definitely did not use “the President’s own words” from the actual transcript). Pelosi probably thought he’d let her skate, too.

But he didn’t.

Before Pelosi could continue on with the rest of her explanation, Stephanopoulos interjected to correct her. “But those weren’t the President’s words. It was an interpretation of the President’s words. [Republicans] are saying they made this up.”

Pelosi responded by continuing to lie, telling Stephanopoulos that Schiff “did not make it up.” She then went off on a rant about how she understood her Constitutional oath of office better than her Republican colleagues did, or whatever.

Watch the exchange below:

She also told a blatant whopper at around the 1:50 mark of the interview when she more or less said the alleged quid pro quo was implied as the president was “asking for a favor to create dirt on your political opponent.”

This is just not true. Again, reading the actual transcript, at no point during the call did Trump ask Zelensky to “create dirt” on Joe Biden. It just did not happen. This is something a number of Democrats including Schiff and Ted Lieu have said about the call, and the media have let them roll with it because narratives and Orange Man Bad.

The fact that Pelosi, Schiff, Lieu, and others are just outright making up stuff that was never said during the Trump/Zelensky call says that the supposed “firm ground” they say they’re on regarding impeachment is in reality about as “firm” as quicksand.

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Hillary: Trump Knows He Really Lost. Joy Behar: ‘He Has Every Criminal Working for Him.’ Baghdad Bob: ‘Saddam Won!’

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It’s a good thing I can type without seeing the screen. ‘Cause I’m wincing as I write this.

Yikes.

In my opinion, the worst thing you can do if you lose in a competition — the most effective way to humiliate yourself — is speak out against the person who beat you.

That’ll make you look:

  • immature
  • crazy

After a certain amount of time, if you’re still raging, “deranged” might be an appropriation addition to the list.

I’m not insisting those three characterizations apply in every situation, but I believe there are far less accurate guides.

Someone who apparently disagrees is Hillary Clinton, who went on The View Wednesday in order to illustrate that fact to the whole world.

Sheesh.

Last week, I covered the former First Lady ironically claiming President Trump is obsessed with her.

On the ABC talkfest, daughter Chelsea seconded that notion:

“He’s obsessed with her.”

Joy Behar concurred:

“He’s obsessed with you! Also, they’re chanting, ‘Lock her up.’ I mean, he has every criminal working for him and they’re worried about locking you up. What do you make of that?”

He has every criminal working for him??

What the $*@!?

In my view, at the national level, Democrats come across as unhealthily fixated on The Donald. They appear to be headed, therefore, toward a fate similar to the one Hillary’s still talkin’ about.

With barely a year to go before the election, there seems to be almost no attention to putting forth a superior candidate with superior ideas. Their most trumpeted efforts regard, rather, trying to undo 2016 goofily.

They’re even willing to lose Joe Biden as a candidate in order to push Ukraine in the attack against the President (here, here, and here).

The DNC is gonna be pushing at Trump for the next year, and then in November, he’s just gonna run between their legs and into the end zone.

And Hillary ain’t helpin’ ’em none.

Hit it, Hill:

“First, I do think that he knows that he’s an illegitimate president.”

The audience cheered.

“And because of that, he’s very insecure about it.”

Some would certainly say a man who sits on a golden toilet is insecure; others might assume he has an asstronomically high opinion of himself.

What do you think is the case?

Mrs. Bill Clinton didn’t really expound upon the idea; she was too busy saying she never really lost:

“Look what he’s trying to do now. Part of the Ukraine scandal that is slowly coming to light is he’s trying to figure out how to say, no, no, it wasn’t the Russians even though our intelligence community and everyone who has looked at this said yeah, it was the Russians. He’s trying to say no, somehow it was Obama, Hillary, whoever. So he’s obsessed with the fact that he was helped a lot in unprecedented ways.”

Still wincing.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, and here.

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Coocoo Coup: Elizabeth Warren Growls Impeachment – Of Kavanaugh, Too. But Craziness Won’t Make Her President

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Media Admit Adam Schiff Lied, But You Are a Hack If You Care

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If Donald Trump does nothing else from this point forward, his exposing of the legacy media will have still been worth it all.

The latest evidence of that comes courtesy the news that Rep. Adam Schiff lied about having prior contact with the whistle-blower in the Trump-Ukraine matter. Originally, Schiff claimed “we” (i.e. Congress and his staff) had no contact. That never added up because Schiff tweeted out some of the contents of the complaint weeks before he was supposed to know about.

Now we know why. The whistle-blower went to a Congressional aide first, who told Schiff of the issue. That led to legal advice being passed back down the chain. Whether there was further coordination in actually formulating the complaint, we don’t know yet (you can bet that happened though). What we do know is that Schiff lied and that he did have advanced knowledge to help him strategically roll all this nonsense out.

Never fear though. Our media betters are here to let us know that none of that matters. After years of pushing process as the be all, end all against Trump (see the obstruction freak outs), it’s suddenly no big deal if Adam Schiff lies to their faces.

Enter Sam Stein, who I’m assured is an unbiased “reporter.”

Someone’s being a hack here and it’s not those who are calling out Schiff.

I’m pretty well convinced that there’s nothing a Democrat can do that will get the media to turn against them. Schiff spent the last two years lying to their faces about having evidence of Russian collusion while appearing on every Sunday show weekly. Not once have any of those hosts pushed back after it became clear he was making it all up.

Schiff does it again, lying directly to their faces about not having prior knowledge and contact with the whistle-blower and what’s the response? It’s that you are a hack for caring. It’s laughable.

Further, Stein shows his partisanship even more by even pretending there’s anything of substance in that whistle-blower report to “care more about.” We’ve seen the transcript. We’ve seen the complaint. Trump did not offer a quid pro quo, he did not threaten aid, and he did not pressure Zelensky. Past that, we found out the call was stored on a system setup after two major leaks of foreign phone calls back in 2017. There was no cover-up and nothing special done with this specific call.

There’s nothing left here. Democrats are too far gone down the road of impeachment and they will keep going, but you’d hope the media would be honest enough to admit they overstepped. But nope, they are going to double down and call people hacks for caring that a Democrat committee chairman lied. Makes sense.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Secret Sex Life With 24-Year-Old Marine Bodybuilder to Be Revealed in a Must-See Presser

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I really doubt you’re going to enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing this headline.

This is the story. A 24-year-old ex-Marine who is a bodybuilder is going to claim he was banging Elizabeth Warren for “several months.” I’m assuming he is deaf-blind and has learned how to suppress the gag reflex.

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All of this is totally tongue-in-cheek…the face cheek not the other cheek, ugh, you people appall me at times…because Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl are grifters and fraudsters (Wohl in currently under federal indictment for securities fraud). The were the two brainiacs behind the press conference that accused Robert Mueller of sexual harassment only to have the accuser not show and they masterminded the sexual assault allegation against Pete Buttigieg that ended when the accuser confessed he was being paid.

This is the kind of cheap chickensh** that you’d expect from a CNN employee. What is unclear is what they think they are accomplishing with this nonsense.

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