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Paul Sperry Report: Whistleblower Dug Up Dirt in Ukraine About Trump and Manafort During 2016 Campaign

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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, pauses while speaking during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published on Saturday, Feb. 24, a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

 

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry reported on Thursday night that the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, was “himself helping dig up dirt in Ukraine against Trump (and Manafort) while working in the Obama White House during 2016 campaign.” In an earlier tweet, Sperry wrote, “BREAKING: The whistleblower is a registered Democrat & CIA analyst who was detailed before the 2016 election to the Obama White House, where he worked on the NSC’s Ukraine desk & met w anti-Trump Ukrainian officials before being sent packing by the Trump NSC & becoming disgruntled.”

If these allegations are proven, and Paul Sperry is a very credible journalist, it blows up the Democrats’ case against Trump.

If this story is true, it offers further evidence that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who currently chairs the House Intelligence Committee, is an unscrupulous, deceitful manipulator who has caused great harm to our country. He should immediately be stripped of his chairmanship and thrown off the Intelligence Committee. It’s time for this liar to face justice.

The Democrats’ latest scheme to take out the President has been unraveling by the day. The fact that they chose such a weak narrative speaks to their great desperation.

I’ll keep an eye on this story and will post any updates I find.

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New Docs Include Rosenstein Email to Mueller: ‘The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions’

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Deputy Attorney General-designate, federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

Watchdog group Judicial Watch released 145 pages of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s communications on Thursday. No one will be surprised to learn that he was indeed a creature of the deep state.

Over a year ago, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking, “Any and all e-mails, text messages, or other records of communication addressed to or received by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein between May 8, 2017, and May 22, 2017.”

Here is a timeline of events from that period:

May 8, 2017: Rosenstein wrote the memo in which he made the case for then-FBI Director James Comey to be fired.

May 9, 2017: President Trump fired Comey.

May 12, 2017: Rosenstein sent an email to then future Special Counsel Robert Mueller telling him, “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions.” This email tells us all we need to know, and had long suspected, about their relationship.

May 16, 2017: Rosenstein  emailed former Bush administration Deputy Attorney General and current Kirkland & Ellis Partner, Mark Filip writing, “I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls. Sometimes the moment chooses us.

May 17, 2017: Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to the Special Counsel.

During this time, Rosenstein was “in direct communication with reporters from 60 Minutes, The New York Times and The Washington Post. In an email exchange dated May 2017, Rosenstein communicated with New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz to provide background for this article about himself. Ruiz emailed Rosenstein a draft of the article, and he responded with off-the-record comments and clarifications.” Judicial Watch reports:

In an email exchange on May 17, 2017, the day of Mueller’s appointment, Rosenstein exchanged emails with 60 Minutes producer Katherine Davis in which he answered off-the-record questions about Mueller’s scope of authority and chain of command:

Rosenstein: “Off the record: This special counsel is a DOJ employee. His status is similar to a US Attorney.”

Davis: “Good call on Mueller. Although I obviously thought you’d be great at leading the investigation too.”

On May 17, 2017, in an email exchange with Washington Post journalist Sari Horwitz and the subject line “Special Counsel” Rosenstein and Horwitz exchanged:

Rosenstein: “At some point, I owe you a long story. But this is not the right time for me to talk to anybody.”

Horwitz: “Now, I see why you couldn’t talk today! Obviously, we’re writing a big story about this. Is there any chance I could talk to you on background about your decision?”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “These astonishing emails further confirm the corruption behind Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller. The emails also show a shockingly cozy relationship between Mr. Rosenstein and anti-Trump media reporters.”

Last month, Judicial Watch obtained a copy of a two-page memo written by then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on May 16, 2017. This memo was McCabe’s “contemporaneous recollection” of the infamous meeting held in then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office during which Rosenstein had allegedly proposed wearing a wire to record the President. McCabe wrote:

As our conversation continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions. He said he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.

In September 2018, The New York Times reported on this meeting. Their article said this group had allegedly discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. In addition, Rosenstein said he knew of one or two members of Trump’s cabinet who might be on board with such a plan.

Rosenstein has publicly maintained that he was being sarcastic when he made this comment. But nothing in McCabe’s memo suggests this to be true. Rather, McCabe wrote he told Rosenstein that he would “discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.”

I’ve never understood why Rod Rosenstein, who has played such a pivotal role in the investigation of President Trump has received so little scrutiny. The matter of whether or not he volunteered to wear a wire is only part of what he must answer for. He needs to be asked why he appointed a Special Counsel when the FBI had no evidence that Trump had colluded with Russia in May 2017. We know this for a fact because, during her Congressional testimony last summer, FBI attorney Lisa Page admitted it.

So, why did Rosenstein do it? He needs to be questioned under oath.

Why did he allow Mueller to expand the scope of the investigation? What, if any, evidence did Rosenstein require from Mueller to expand the scope? Was there ever a Mueller request that Rosenstein said no to?

It was Rosenstein’s role to supervise the activities of the Special Counsel, and his apparent submission to Mueller suggests that Mueller was actually driving the bus.

Think about this. For over two years, we’ve been learning information about the activities of the deep state and all of it has corroborated the theory that this group has deliberately sought to destroy first candidate Donald Trump and following his surprise victory, President Donald Trump. No contradictory evidence has been presented. As hard as they’ve tried to cover up their complicity, somehow, albeit painfully slowly, the truth has come out.

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The Ukraine Impeachmnt Desperation Exposes Democrats and the Press as Incapable of Dealing with a Non-Politician

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It is a true aphorism in that it delivers the goods in a pithy fashion. In describing the level of targeting President Trump has received a person has said, ‘’They are not targeting him, they are targeting us. He’s just standing in the way.’’ Sure, it’s an oversimplification, but that last sentence explains much of the behavior we have been seeing out of Washington in regards to the President of late.

Beyond the easy explanation of chalking it up to Trump Derangement Syndrome what we are seeing playing out is a combination of frustration and desperation out of the Democrats, and by extension many members of the media. Consider the level of political attacks, and how they have been pervasive since Trump was sworn into office. Any normal politician would have been rendered in some capacity and that is exactly the point, and it is also the reason.

Trump, to put it quite simply is not a politician, and that reality has stymied the politicians and those who cover politics.

The Ukrainian controversy and its attached hopes for impeachment have exposed a certain high level of flailing by Democrats. Many members of that party have been insistent on bringing up impeachment hearings, for years now. The Russian collusion certainty has been as successful as an Atlantean fireworks display. The assured scandal that would fell the President at the hands of Stormy Daniels has instead seen her losing a judgment, and her lawyer on the verge of losing a career. The Dems have been so desperate that they explored impeachment hearings this summer on the basis that Trump had said some mean things to select House members

So now it is a supposed impropriety on a phone call that will bring him down. The Democrats feel as if their insistence alone that wrongdoing took place will be enough, with the reliable aid arriving from a consistently hysterical media. You can see the generated outrage in the faces of the talking heads; look at the flummoxed expressions on the face of Rep. Adam Schiff — this stuff is supposed to work. And there has been no effect on Trump after nearly three years.

This is because Trump, by not being a politician, is not at all swayed by political brinkmanship. Recall during the election when he appeared disinterested at times in the process. Look at the ways his field teams appeared disorganized, and the ways he had pledged to upend not just the Democrats but also the GOP, and even the electoral process. Trump was a reluctant winner, and his vocal pledges to ‘’Drain the swamp’’ was a signal. He harbors disdain for them, and their process.

The main commodity in D.C. is power. It is what drives every person in that town, and it is what is leveraged to get things done. You get your way by assuring someone they can acquire more, or you threaten by removing what they have. Trump has no more to gain, and quite possibly is not all too concerned if he has it removed. Career politicians like Adam Schiff are using tactics they are accustomed to, but they are impotent against an apathetic target. They are drawing up a complex play on a whiteboard to assure the winning 3-point shot, and Trump is telling them he thinks basketball is a waste of time. Yet this is all they know.

Look at how the story of the Ukraine phone call has

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President Trump DARES Nancy Pelosi To Hold An Impeachment Vote

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Your move Nancy

You just knew this was coming.

You knew the push back from the White House on the impeachment thing was going to happen and it looks like in the wake of the Kurt Volker testimony today on the hill falling flat ( My colleague Bonchie covered that here Kurt Volker’s Testimony Appears To Have Left Adam Schiff Scrambling) the White House is ready to launch in classic Trump style.

With a dare.

Axios   is now reporting that the White House will release a letter daring San Fran Nan to take a vote and get this party started.

From the article…

The White House is planning to send Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter as soon as Friday arguing that President Trump and his team can ignore lawmakers’ demands until she holds a full House vote formally approving an impeachment inquiry, 2 sources familiar with the letter tell Axios.

*Trump wants to force House Democrats in vulnerable races to be on the record if they favor pursuing impeachment, these sources tell us.

*Republicans also say the minority party can exert more influence over hearings and other aspects of an inquiry once it is formalized with a vote.

*By calling this an inquiry without holding a vote, Pelosi and the Democratic committee chairmen are having it both ways, one official said. “They want to be a little bit pregnant.”

Pelosi is clearly betting now that without a vote this will end up in the courts and bog this process down. She can then claim to the “Squad” and their supporters that she did all she could and the Democrats will need to beat Trump at the ballot box in 2020. Otherwise, she should hold the vote which historically has been done and limits what the executive branch can do but ALSO gives the minority in the House some more power than they have now.

This is actually a shrewd move by Nancy.

However, Trump and his team once again are going to seize the P.R high ground with this letter. Even poor Jim Acosta over at CNN will be sputtering about why arent the Democrats taking a vote to squash this Presidency.

If the Speaker of the House is so confident in the bill of goods that Adam Schiff sold her than she should follow precedent and open an impeachment inquiry with a vote of the full house and roll the dice as they say.

Unless of course, she doesn’t want to take the Trump triple dog dare challenge.

The way the Russian collusion thing fell apart you can’t really blame her if she doesn’t.

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As the Ukraine Whistleblower Story Falters, Dems/Media Have Another Flawed Story Lined up and Ready to Go

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The Ukraine whistleblower story has been disintegrating all week. It really took a dive yesterday when it was revealed that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had prior knowledge of the complaint while publicly he was professing otherwise.

But the Washington Post dropped a story tonight that suggests Democrats may have an even more flawed story lined up in the box.

The WaPo claims:

An Internal Revenue Service official has filed a whistleblower complaint reporting that he was told at least one Treasury Department political appointee attempted to improperly interfere with the annual audit of the president or vice president’s tax returns, according to multiple people familiar with the document.

The problem? Once again, this is anonymous hearsay complaint, not even firsthand but a thirdhand claim of what allegedly occurred.

With the sudden and convenient whistleblower rule change, are we now to expect a flood of hearsay complaints based on “someone told me something.” How ridiculous is this?

Then while such information is supposed to be confidential after it is filed, once again we see an obviously convenient leak to the WaPo who is then all too happy to publish anonymous hearsay if it helps to serve the Democratic narrative. Democrats need to be called on the carpet for this.

It’s unclear who the “political appointee” in question is or even if it’s a pro or anti-Trump person. It’s not even clear if it refers to the president or the vice president’s returns.

But that isn’t stopping the Democrats from getting geared up, according to the WaPo, who said congressional Democrats are now circulating on Capitol Hill and have flagged it to a federal judge. Rep. Richard Neal told Bloomberg he is consulting with legal counsel about whether to release the whistleblower complaint. Democrats are calling it “deeply significant allegation” “if true,” the WaPo says.

Ah, the “if true” standard strikes again. If true, unicorns can fly. Thirdhand hearsay. Journalism at its finest.

Meanwhile, the WaPo admits that they themselves have not been able to confirm that anything wrong happened.

“The Post has been unable to verify the allegation in the whistleblower’s complaint of improper communication between Treasury and IRS on the tax audit program.”

But hey, it’s cool, we’ll run with it anyway.

James Jackson, a deputy inspector general at the Treasury Department, said in September when asked about the whistleblower complaint at a congressional hearing: “We can’t confirm or deny that we may or may not be doing anything. I can tell you, though, that anytime we get any kind of allegation in this world, in this realm, we investigate it aggressively.”

Jackson added: “We are not aware of any misconduct.”

In his interview with The Post, the whistleblower dismissed the contention of critics that the complaint was uncorroborated.

“That’s what investigations are for,” he said.

No, investigations apparently are now witch hunts without actual evidence of wrongdoing at the start to serve the Democrats’ desire to somehow go after the president. Because 2020 is coming and Orange Man Bad and we, the Democrats, have to throw what we can against the wall.

For shame.

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GOP Leader Calls Pelosi out for Not Following Impeachment Rules, Pelosi Says She Doesn’t Have to Hold an Inquiry Vote

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today, calling on her to suspend the “impeachment inquiry” and criticizing her for proceeding without following any of the rules required to conduct one.

McCarthy also called out Democratic committee chairs for proceeding without any bipartisanship and not allowing the participation of the Republicans.

From Fox News:

“Unfortunately, you have given no clear indication as to how your impeachment inquiry will proceed – including whether key historical precedents or basic standards of due process will be observed,” McCarthy said in his letter. “In addition, the swiftness and recklessness with which you have proceeded has already resulted in committee chairs attempting to limit minority participation in scheduled interviews, calling into question the integrity of such an inquiry.” ….

In his letter to Pelosi, McCarthy asked a number of questions, including whether Pelosi plans to hold a full House vote on authorizing the impeachment inquiry, whether she plans to grant subpoena powers to both the committee chairs and the ranking members, and whether she’ll allow Trump’s lawyers to attend the hearings.

After concerns were first raised about an “equal playing field” during the Volker session, Fox News is told Democrats made concessions and agreed to equal representation from Democratic and Republican counsels in the room. However, even though there are representatives from the Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees, only the Intelligence Committee can ask questions.

Pelosi’s response? Who has to pay attention to the rules? She claimed “existing rules of the House provide House Committees with full authority to conduct investigations for all matters under their jurisdiction.” Forget about bipartisanship.

She also claimed there was no requirement to take a vote to start an impeachment inquiry.

Unreal.

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) blasted that and said media should be pushing back on the falsehood.

The leading Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, sent a formal letter to the Democratic Chair of his Committee Eliot Engel (D-NY) yesterday that Pelosi was flouting House Rules X and XI.

Citing House Rules X and XI, McCaul said that until Congress members from both parties vote to create a special impeachment task force to carry out proceedings, “Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lacks the jurisdiction to investigate the Department of State’s conduct of United States foreign policy toward Ukraine. That prerogative belongs to our Members.”

“Official impeachment inquiries are initiated by the adoption of a House resolution empowering or creating a committee or task force to undertake such activities,” McCaul continued. “In both the Nixon and Clinton cases, the Judiciary Committee debated and reported a resolution authorizing the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether there were sufficient grounds to impeach the President, which was then debated and voted on by the full House of Representatives. There have been no such debates or votes in this Congress.”

More:

CRS is the Congressional Research Service.

Talk about “threat to democracy” or “coup.”

What would say that more than not following precedent and the rules and not allowing bipartisanship while the Democrats themselves appear to be hip-deep involved in shaping the claims?

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Co-Host of “The View” Asks Rachel Maddow if She Might Be Part of the Reason People Don’t Trust the Media

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined the ladies on “The View” today. The panel had been discussing Adam Schiff’s parody reading of President Trump’s  telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Co-host Abby Huntsman said she felt it was extremely partisan and that it had made her feel uncomfortable.

She said, “My frustration is that there has been a crying wolf for so long. This is it, this is the smoking gun. He’s out for two years now from Democrats, from some members of the media, that now you have people in this country that are, like, we don’t believe anything anymore. They’re shutting it off. They are not taking it as seriously as they should, and I ask you, (turning to Maddow) do you think you’re part of that problem? Do you think that you have?”

“Rachel?” Joy Behar interjected. The ladies shared a laugh over the question.

Then Maddow told the group:

I think it’s a very good point. It’s a consequence of having a really scandal-ridden presidency with all sorts of stuff happening all the time, that in any other presidency, would have already led to impeachment.

Just before you guys got on the air today, the President went out on the South Lawn and he was asked, “What did you want the Ukrainians to do?”

He said, “I want them to investigate Biden. And I want the Chinese to do it too.”

The ladies found that very amusing.

She added, “We can put all that aside. He’s just admitted to it on the South Lawn. So, you don’t need an inquiry.”

Why is that funny? I find it reasonable.

This woman has no clue why her ratings have cratered, especially since the release of the Mueller report put to the lie over two years of her Russian collusion hysteria. Her lack of self-awareness is breathtaking.

It will be delightful to tune into Maddow’s show after President Trump wins reelection next year.

Watch the video.

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Virginia Police Chief Publicly Tans the Hide of His Officer for Reporting an Illegal Immigrant to ICE. The Public Strikes Back

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In Virginia Tuesday, Fairfax Count Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. publicly rebuked one of his officers.

What’d the cop do wrong? During a routine traffic stop September 21st, they discovered the driver had no license and no legal status in the country.

Therefore, the officer contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In a press release, Chief Edwin lambasted the act as “unacceptable,” further claiming it had “damaged” the department’s reputation.

The incident was described in detail:

The officer found that one driver did not have a Virginia Operator’s license and obtained the driver’s information to conduct a check to verify the DMV record. During the query of the driver’s information, the officer received notification from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), that the driver was wanted by ICE for an administrative violation warrant on file for the failure to appear for a deportation hearing. The officer then contacted the ICE agent that was listed as the point of contact on the confirmation of the warrant. The ICE agent advised the officer that they were close by and responding to the location of the traffic crash. The FCPD officer then issued a uniform summons to the driver for not having an operator’s license. The driver signed the summons.  However, the officer then decided to detain the driver through a custodial detention and turned over custody to the ICE agent.

And Edwin said that was crappy:

If the response reads “OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATIVE WARRANT OF REMOVAL” and the individual is not in custody or being taken into custody for any other violation of law, officers shall not confirm the hit through LESC and shall not take the individual into custody based solely upon the IVF hit. The majority of such administrative warrants represent civil violations of immigration law.

Then he bore down on the offending cop:

As a matter of full transparency to our community — our police officer violated our longstanding policy and deprived a person of their freedom, which is unacceptable. We have been informed by ICE that the driver was released after three hours and issued an ankle monitor. When I learned of this event, I directed an immediate internal investigation to look at all factors in this matter to ensure that all are held accountable for this violation.

In his wrap-up, the chief championed diversity while lamenting the damage caused by the officer — who was dadgum suspended:

Our county is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and no one should have the perception that FCPD is acting as a civil immigration agent for ICE. This matter damages our reputation and the longstanding policy that I have stated many times that our officers shall not act as immigration agents. The officer involved in this event has been relieved of all law enforcement duties pending the outcome of this investigation. It is my duty to enforce our FCPD – and Fairfax County – policies and hold all accountable for their actions.”

Does a press release strike you as a surprising bit of much in this case?

It certainly struck some. As a bit of hooey.

The Washington Times reports:

[O]ffers of assistance and support for the officer poured in…and Chief Roessler was harshly criticized for attempting to make an example out of the officer.

But surprise! Due to the public outcry, there was a flip-flop:

Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. announced Wednesday that he had canceled the suspension and restored to duty an officer who had turned an illegal immigrant over to ICE.

This was surely a disappointment to activists, who’d praised Edwin for his bold step and solidarity with their community.

Check out Hump Day’s altogether different tune:

“We have one of the best police forces in the U.S. and I have confidence that our officer will represent us well throughout his career.”

Well, that was nice.

But not too nice — the investigation’s ongoing.

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See It: Biden Campaign Threatens Fox News Over Explosive Trump Campaign Ad on Ukraine Issue

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When it comes to maintaining a consistent campaign message, Joe Biden is someone who can be very … controlling.

Last week, 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.”

Fast forward to this week, and the Biden campaign has once again taken to trying to strong-arm cable news outlets, this time over an explosive ad about the Ukraine issue that the Trump campaign is planning on running in key early voting states. Here’s how Politico described the upcoming ad blitz:

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is preparing an avalanche of TV ads targeting Joe Biden in early primary states — its most aggressive step yet to meddle in the Democratic nomination contest.

Starting this weekend, the reelection effort will air over $1 million in anti-Biden commercials in Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Nevada, according to two people familiar with the move. The spots focus on Trump’s claim that the former vice president and his son engaged in corruption in Ukraine.
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The Trump campaign had already announced an $8 million national TV buy centered on impeachment and the Ukrainian matter. Of that total, slightly over $1 million will now be directed to the four early voting states, where Biden is locked in a competitive battle for the Democratic nomination.

Watch the ad below:

In response, the Biden campaign sent a threatening letter to Fox News demanding they not run it or any other ads like it:

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.”

There’s no word yet on whether or not Fox News plans to run the ad, but my guess is that they will out of sheer defiance. Let’s hope so, anyway.

Stay tuned.

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Amidst Impeachment Fever, Trump Masterfully Trolls the Media Again On Investigating Biden

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

As we enter the third week of impeachment fever, the media are ramping up their attacks. The Washington Post, for example, has an assemble line of like-minded articles being pumped out every thirty minutes assuring us that Trump’s demise is around the corner, that he’s “panicking,” and that Pelosi is a political genius. CNN has their partisan chyron game going and MSNBC is spinning new conspiracies nightly.

Despite the onslaught, Trump has made one thing clear – The dude simply doesn’t care.

Today during a press scrum, he set the media’s collective hair on fire by doing this.

What this has to do with is Biden and his son Hunter flying to China together on a government plane, after which the younger Biden used that trip to help garner $1.5 billion in investment for a fund he was putting together. The entire ordeal is sketchy and it’s another layer on Hunter’s already sketchy dealings in China, which I laid out yesterday.

Of course, some Republicans didn’t like what Trump said.

With all due respect to whoever runs The Reagan Battalion’s Twitter, relax. There’s nothing objectively “un-American” about wanting to see corruption investigated and the stench of it coming from Hunter Biden’s activities in China is strong. The FBI can’t go into China and compel interviews and investigate. Trump made an off hand comment that both Ukraine and China should not let this go.

Furthermore, there’s nothing “self-defeating” about this either. Quite the opposite. Here’s the thing the more bashful Republicans among us need to understand. None of this is really about China or Ukraine investigating. The point of all this is to get the Biden story out there and circulating. That strategy has worked in spades. As I shared this morning, polling shows more people now believe Biden acted corruptly than not, and that’s with the entire legacy media running cover for him.

If Trump does something objectively wrong, I’ll say so and have (and I’ve taken my beating in the comments over it at times). But asking for your corrupt smelling opponent to be investigated is not wrong and I’m not going to buy into such ridiculous moral standards with all that is at stake.

Rest assured, Trump didn’t make this statement about China by accident. He’s trolling, and he’s got a perfectly legitimate reason to be doing so. He knows the media will now lose their minds over this but that voters will be curious about what exactly happened in China. Just as with the Ukraine scandal, this will hang around Joe Biden’s neck. Lastly, the overreaction by the media and Democrats only benefits him long term.

Politics is not a pillow fight where you can just virtue signal on Twitter and stay above the fray. Trump is using live ammunition and if some aren’t comfortable with that, I’m not sure what to tell you.

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