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New Evidence Proves Ukraine Opened Investigation Into Biden Four Months BEFORE Trump/Zelensky July Call

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Investigative reporter John Solomon appeared on “Hannity” Tuesday night to present new documents which show Ukraine had reopened an investigation into Hunter Biden’s payments from Burisma four months before the July 25th conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

This information was conveniently omitted from the whistleblower’s complaint because it pretty much destroys both his case as well as the basis for this farsical impeachment inquiry.

In fact, I think the White House now has enough evidence to turn the guns on House Democrats for initiating this charade in the first place. Here is what Solomon, who has just joined Fox News as a contributor, told Hannity:

I can confirm to you tonight that the Ukrainian government was planning to reopen the Burisma investigation. This was long before the President ever imagined having a call with President Zelensky. In fact, it was before President Zelensky was even elected. This is a significant shift in the factual timeline. This is information that was omitted from the whistleblower’s complaint. Let me tell you what we learned today.

The U.S. government had open source intelligence and was aware that NABU [National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine], an FBI-like agency in Ukraine that fights corruption – in fact, it was started by Joe Biden – that it had reopened an investigation into Burisma, its owner Zlochevsky and unusual transactions in the Burisma accounts in February 2019. On March 28, 2019, the Prosecutor General’s office agreed to that request to open an investigation and they filed a 15-page notice of suspicion alleging that there may be illicit funds that were running through Burisma from 2010 all the way through 2015, that’s important, because Hunter Biden’s on the board for two of those years, 2014-2015. And specifically, that notice of suspicion said they were looking at the possibility that the $3.4 million paid to Hunter Biden’s firm may have been part of the illicit funds that were moving through the company. A month later, in April, the Prosecutor’s Office, open source intelligence again, the U.S. government officials confirming they were aware of this request of another investigative agency in Ukraine for assistance in going through these bank records. That is a significant change in the timeline. It was omitted from the whistleblower’s complaint and the question is, did he not know it or did he exclude it because it didn’t fit the narrative he was trying to write. That’s a question for Congress to answer.

There’s another oddity that comes out of the records. If you can put that back up on the screen. These are bank records from Hunter Biden’s firm. Hunter Biden and Joe Biden keeps saying he was getting $50,000 a month. There’s only one thing wrong with that. The FBI raided Devon Archer’s office and his bank records, in an unrelated case in 2016, they show transfers of $166,000 a month and as high as $220,000 in one month going into Hunter Biden’s and Devon Archer’s firm. That’s a lot more than $50,000 and it was one of those things that piqued the Ukrainian prosecutor’s interest into reopening the case in March of 2019. The size of the money was much larger than Hunter Biden and Joe Biden has been saying.

This blows up the Democrats most recent attempt to take down the President. It is just the latest in a series of facts that belie the bogus narrative they’ve spent the last three weeks promoting. At this point, it has to be dawning on, at the very least independent voters, and maybe even some moderate Democrats that House leadership is engaged in a corrupt, vicious, high stakes effort to frame the President.

What more is there to say?

Watch the video. (Relevant segment begins at 15:30.)

 

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Tea Party Group Demands Adam Schiff Be Investigated For Impeachment Inquiry

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NOW, this is really turning into a brawl.

On Tuesday a letter was received by the Office of Congressional Ethics in regards to the behavior of Congressman Adam Schiff who is a Democrat from California and also the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The letter was sent by the Tea Party Patriots Action and they want Adam to be taken to the woodshed.

According to Fox News

“Rep. Schiff has repeatedly made false statements to the public and the media in his capacity as Ranking Member and now Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” Jenny Beth Martin, the honorary chairman of the Tea Party Patriots, wrote in her letter.

Martin added: “These instances of blatantly false and misleading statements – as well as Rep. Schiff’s ongoing misuse of his power and authority on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to advance his partisan political interests, his fabrication of testimony, and his overt efforts to seek incriminating information from Ukrainian sources about the President of the United States – bring into question Rep. Schiff’s suitability to continue to serve as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in particular when the critical subject that Rep. Schiff is making much of relates to the Ukraine.”

Schiff was a constant voice howling to anyone in the media during the Russian collusion investigation that you just had to wait until Robert Mueller and his team turned over that report. Even after Mueller released the report and found no collusion he still was saying that “Undoubtedly there is collusion,” AFTER A.G. Barr released a summary that the report later verified that there was not.

You might think he would have learned from that debacle and have taken a step back and relax.

Nope.

As Jenny Beth Martin indicates from her letter above, it seems Chairman Schiff might have totally missed the life lesson here and double-downed on his Trump Derangement Syndrome. Hopefully, his Congressional gold plated health care plan covers that.

Schiff embarrassed himself with his made-up conversation that he read aloud last week during a meeting of his committee, where he imagined a phone call between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President Trump. Schiff later claimed it was meant as satire but he gave no indication of that before or after the reading of it. Also, no one from Saturday Night Live picked up the phone to offer him a job so you know that is was really bad and was not even remotely funny.

Also, his getting duped by two Russian Howard Stern wanna be’s doing a  prank caller about getting compromising photos of Trump shows that he is in way over his head. That does not bode well for someone who sees a lot of TOP SECRET material vital to this nation’s national security.

That Nancy Pelosi has not yet pulled the plug on his antics is surprising. This also indicates that while Pelosi was trying to slow-walk impeachment talk after the Russian collusion story failed, she is now double-downed to go after Trump in this manner. Even if she has to stomach the misfires of Adam Schiff.

The O.C.E. is supposed to be one of those arms in the legislative branch that operates as an impartial referee and calls as they see it. I would really love to say that this will get a fair shake and Schiff will be punished for his odd behavior over the past two years. Unfortunately, I don’t have the confidence that will happen.

Hopefully, more groups will follow the T.P.P. lead and demand that some sort of action is taken to reign in this weird behavior of Schiff.

If not he will continue to try out his comedy routine on deadly serious matters to this country and no one will be laughing about the result.

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Syrian Withdrawal Part III: The Current Battlespace

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This is Part III of IV. This part will examine the the current state of the rest of the region as it relates to the ongoing civil war in Syria. As in most cases where there is a mix of ethnic groups, some hostile to each other, competing ideologies and as always changing loyalties, this part of the World poses some special challenges. Some have called this a “no-win” situation for the United States. I wouldn’t personally go that far, but this area can get fairly complex. What follows is a by-no-means-comprehensive overview of the main actors in the area from a U.S. perspective. It is meant to give a little more analytical depth than merely, “Trump is abandoning our allies!”

First and foremost, the U.S. must consider Turkey. Long a NATO ally, Turkey, along with Greece was the guardian of our Southern flank when our main concern was a massive assault by the Soviet Union. Since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and his replacement by a militant theocracy inimical to U.S. interests throughout the region, Turkey has been a fairly consistent ally, generally supporting U.S. interests. Then along came President Recep Erdogan.

Erdogan, like his predecessors, has had to deal with an active insurgency, fomented by a banned organization and recognized terrorist group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The U.S. has also determined the PKK to be a terrorist group. To this point, the U.S. and Turkey are on the same page…but there’s still Erdogan.

Recep Erdogan has a long history of support for Islamist Organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood. This appeared to be fine with the U.S. under the Obama administration, as the Brotherhood was the main organization that toppled a key U.S ally, Egyptian President Mubarak. Post Mubarak and under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt was in turmoil until finally President Al Sisi was able to take over and restore order, stop the killing of Christians, the destruction of their churches and restore relations and cooperation with Israel..and the United States.

In addition to his support for the Muslim Brotherhood, Erdogan has some other shall I say, aspirations. Retired Navy Captain, Intelligence Officer and Red State Front Page Writer, Stu Cvrk puts it this way

What Erdogan is seeking through the deal with President Trump: In exchange for taking and dealing with all the captured ISIS terrorists – including a number of Europeans who volunteered to fight with ISIS that the EU countries don’t want back – Erdogan gets essentially free reign to deal with the Kurds in Turkey and Syria who are a primary roadblock to his political goal of consolidating the region into an Islamic State along the model proclaimed by the Muslim Brotherhood.

That is what Erdogan wants. What does Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran want? A number of things. Of primary interest to the United States, Khamenei wants to oppose pretty much anything the U.S. wants to achieve in the area and elsewhere. To him, the United States is still, “The Great Satan.” Long term, as the head of a Shia majority Muslim nation, he’d like to expand the Shia brand of Islam (along with Iranian influence if not outright control) throughout the region, especially into areas like Iraq which although 68% Shia, has until recently, been ruled by the Sunni minority. Iraq would seem to be a prime target for Khamenei’s long term aspirations. This brings us to Iraq. Simply put, The United States does not wish Iraq to become a failed state vulnerable to becoming an Iranian client.

Syria, except for its long term threat to Israel (of late, not as overt) is in and of itself, not as critical to U.S. interests. What does make it of current interest, is the recent Russian expansion of its military footprint there. That expansion mind you, can be directly tied to U.S. intervention in what had been an internal Syrian affair. Our meddling encouraged President Bashar Al Assad to seek outside assistance to remain in power in the face of a revolt that need up being supported by U.S. led efforts, up to and including U.S. ground troops in his country. Assad’s objective? Simple. Survive and remain in power. Ultimately, he might have been convinced to enjoy a lavishly funded retirement in exile, but with Russian support, he’s far less likely to take that option now.

Back to “The Kurds.” The one thing common to all three of the main Kurdish groups discussed in Part II of this series, is that they all want a Kurdish autonomous homeland and to one degree or another, they are willing to fight for it. Part II noted the major differences between the three main groups. As noted there, the most difficult part of the Kurdish puzzle appeared to be the Syrian Kurds. Tony Perkins of the Family Research council offered up the following

It is an oft-overlooked story that in the wake of ISIS’s genocide, the Kurdish-led SDF established a semi-autonomous area in Northeast Syria in which religious freedom flourished and religious minorities were protected. Pluralism thrived and democracy began to gain a foothold. This area stood in stark contrast to the surrounding countries where religious persecution is rampant. This beacon of freedom had the additional effect of serving as a bulwark against Iran, which would otherwise seek to gain influence in Syria, expanding its regional power and threatening Israel and the United States’ allies in the Gulf.

With Turkish President Erdogan’s announcement of his pending invasion, all of this is now at risk.

Read the whole article here: Northeast Syria: A Beacon of Religious Freedom that Deserves Our Protection

This enclave, appearing to mirror in a smaller scale, the Iraqi Kurdish Autonomous Region, could be something to build on. This of course, if we can stop Turkey’s misguided attempts to destroy it.

Although in absolutely no shape, manner, form or fashion a comprehensive evaluation, this is generally how I see the current battle space. These are many (certainly not all) of the major parts and pieces that the United States must come to grips with in resolving the Syria issue.

Part IV will offer some possible solutions that could possibly extract us from President Obama’s ill-advised Syrian adventure, without in turn causing even more problems for our foreign policy and national prestige. Stay tuned.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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Resolution Introduced in House to Expel Nancy Pelosi

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. After several questions about President Donald Trump and his policies, Pelosi responded: The President said he was going to drain the swamp. He has become the swamp. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Democrats may be trying to ram through impeachment in secret with an anonymous whistleblower.

But although Republicans are outnumbered in the House, they are fighting back.

First, they filed a resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). The resolution has 61 co-sponsors at last count, with prominent names including the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Now, they’re also fighting back against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who allowed this travesty to get so far.

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) has introduced a resolution to expel Pelosi from the House.

From Fox News:

“Nancy Pelosi’s vicious crusade against our lawfully-elected President is nothing more than a politically-motivated witch hunt and it must be stopped,” Abraham said in a statement. “She has disgraced the people’s House and weaponized the Speaker’s gavel for her party’s political gain.”

Abraham added: “House Democrats spent nearly three years obsessed with election meddling only to dwarf any such efforts with their own deceitful plan to nullify the 2016 election and prevent President Trump from winning in 2020. I have introduced a resolution calling for her to be expelled from the House and for the Speaker’s Office to be vacated.”

The White House is fighting back as well.

They refused to let the U.S. EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland testify before a House panel and they sent a stern letter back to the House, making it clear they regarded the inquiry as illegitimate and unconstitutional.

“I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see,” Trump wrote on Twitter. ….

Adam Schiff of course immediately claimed the refusal constituted obstruction.

But Trump chastised Democrats calling what they were doing to the country “unthinkable.”

“It’s lucky that I’m the president,” he declared. “A lot of people said very few people could handle it. I sort of thrive on it,” Trump said Monday at the White House. “You can’t impeach a president for doing a great job. This is a scam.”

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Mueller Was Pursuing FBI Director Job When He Met With Trump, Contrary to What He Testified to Congress, Admin Officials Say

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This latest report could spell big trouble for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Fox is reporting that multiple administration officials are saying that when Mueller met with President Donald Trump in May 2017, he was in fact pursuing the job as FBI Director.

Problem with this?

Mueller denied this under oath when he testified before Congress this year about his investigation. When he testified on July 24, Mueller claimed he thought that he was just being asked by Trump about what was needed in a candidate for the job. “My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller testified on July 24. “I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.” Mueller had served as FBI Director under Barack Obama and under George W. Bush.

According to the officials talking to Fox, there are government documents, however, showing he was seeking the job.

There’s more.

According to emails obtained by Judicial Watch, it appears that he may have known he was also being considered for the Special Counsel position if he didn’t get the job as the FBI Director.

“The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions,” then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in an email to Mueller on May 12, 2017. Rosenstein’s boss was then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the Russia probe, meaning the president would not have known either.

A source close to Rosenstein confirmed to Fox News that he had confidential conversations with Mueller about whether he would be willing to serve in the event he needed to appoint a special counsel. These conversations began on May 12, 2017, prior to Mueller’s meeting with the president on May 16, 2017, the source acknowledged.

Trump has said repeatedly that Mueller interviewed for the job, didn’t get it and therefore it was a conflict for him to be Special Counsel.

According to Fox, Trump has also indicated that there were other witnesses to the meeting including the Vice President, Mike Pence.

“It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel” Trump tweeted the day of Mueller’s Capitol Hill testimony. “Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the interview, including the Vice President of the United States!”

According to Fox, John Dowd, the president’s attorney, blasted Mueller, calling his conduct “most dishonorable” he had “ever witnessed” because he knew as he was being interviewed that if he didn’t get the job he was going to investigate Trump.

Mueller has gone back into private practice, rejoining his old firm, WilmerHale.

But it will be interesting to see what if anything Congress does in response to this report.

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John Durham and Bill Barr Have Expanded Their Investigation Into the Trump-Russia Fiasco

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Just when you think Bill Barr and John Durham aren’t going to deliver anything worthwhile, we go and get leaks like this that re-peak my interest.

As we’ve known for most of the year now, the DOJ is currently conducting a probe of the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. This includes possible corruption in the FISA process, as well as the improper surveillance of Trump and his campaign. Except now it appears they aren’t just looking into the origins anymore. A new report is saying that the investigation has expanded to cover post the inauguration.

John Durham, the U.S. attorney reviewing the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign, is probing a wider timeline than previously known, according to multiple senior administration officials.

Fox News previously reported that Durham would be reviewing the days leading up to the 2016 election and through the inauguration.

However, based on what he has been finding, Durham has expanded his investigation adding agents and resources, the senior administration officials said. The timeline has grown from the beginning of the probe through the election and now has included a post-election timeline through the spring of 2017, up to when Robert Mueller was named special counsel.

The highlighted portion is key. What exactly has he been finding that’s led to a widening of the probe when we all expected it to be contracting?

We do know that a lot went on in the weeks following Trump being sworn in, eventually culminating with the firing of partisan hacks like Sally Yates, who finds herself at the center of much of the action taken after Trump was elected in November. Yates, along with a cabal of Obama officials, were working diligently to plant the seeds of the Russia collusion hoax and lay the groundwork for what would engulf the new administration for over two years.

Of course, we also know that James Comey and company were still renewing FISA warrants months after the inauguration and they were no more backed by evidence than the original ones.

I will say this. I’ve been very skeptical of Barr dropping the hammer on anyone here, but it does appear that he’s going after many of the aspects that have been previously ignored. While I think the IG report will fall flat (it is an Obama appointee after all and Horowitz did his best to whitewash his last report on the Hillary investigation), perhaps the DOJ will end up bringing about some justice here?

We’ll find out.

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Lindsey Graham Warns He’ll Deliver “Sanctions From Hell” If Turkey Invades Syria

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In the wake of President Donald Trump announcing that he was pulling U.S. forces out of Syria, many began voicing opposition out of their concern for the safety of American allies in the region, namely the Kurds.

Turkey has made it very clear that it intends to conduct “operations in Syria” after the U.S. moves out, and already bombed the Syria-Iraq border in order to prevent Kurd movement that would allow them to fortify their positions.

“In this way, the group’s transit to Syria and support lines, including ammunition, are shut off,” said a Turkish official.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R), who is one of the Senators who denounced the decision to pull U.S. forces out of the region, has warned Turkey that if they so much as step foot in the area, he’ll bury them in sanctions.

“If Turkey moves into northern Syria, sanctions from hell — by Congress — will follow. Wide, deep, and devastating sanctions,” Graham tweeted Tuesday.

This was a follow up to statements he made on Monday, making it clear that if Turkey acts against the Kurds, then sanctions will follow. Graham already has bipartisan support for these sanctions thanks to Democrat Sen. Chris Van Hollen.

“We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate,” Graham added.

While this is Trump’s decision, the President has also made it clear that any moves by Turkey in the area will result in the targeted destruction of its economy.

“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!),” tweeted Trump.

The ball is in Turkey’s court at this point. Once the U.S. pulls out, Turkey will have to make the decision to risk the wrath of the United States. However, the Kurds aren’t so sure that’s going to scare Turkey into capitulation.

 

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In Revolt Against What They Believe to be a Political Attack, Police Officers in Minnesota are Banding Together to Support Trump

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Police officers are often present at protests. But have you ever heard of them doing the protesting?

Law enforcement officers who endorse the President are making a move. And it’s a bit of a rallying one, but in good taste.

The day after Trump announced an upcoming Minneapolis rally, the department passed down a spankin’ new edict: You can’t wear your uniforms to political events.

John Elder, a police spokesman, explained to USA Today that the rule is in place to prevent confusion:

“The uniform gets translated back to the average person as someone being from the police department. It’s very confusing for people when they see someone in uniform to understand the difference between the city and the [police union].”

The head of the local union was unimpressed. In his view, the ban was simply a way for Democrats in charge to prevent a show of boys(and girls)-in-blue GOP support.

A show, incidentally, the President would probably be expecting:

Trump often surrounds himself with men and women in uniform, both in the White House and on the campaign trail. He has has long painted himself as a pro-law enforcement president, ranging from his sharp criticism of NFL player protests during the national anthem over police brutality to the Department of Justice’s slowed pace of civil rights investigations into local police departments.

In February at the Major County Sheriffs and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference, he renewed his commitment to law enforcement, vowing to make “officer safety a top priority.”

“In my administration, we understand that reducing crime begins with respecting law enforcement. We will not tolerate smears, or slanders or assaults on those who wear the badge and police our streets,” he said.

Right. So what’s a policing Trump fan to do?

Well, the answer is a colorful one.

As indicated by Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, The Donald will be bolstered by lotsa law enforcement dudes and dudettes sporting red “Cops for Trump” shirts.

The Commander-in-Chief is psyched about the impending Red Sea:

The group’s got quite the famous salesperson:

If only he’d tweet out a link to my Author page.

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As I wait for that, stay tuned for the Minnesota rally: All those shirts you see will be folks who Protect and Serve stickin’ it — in their minds — to the Powers That Bemoan Beelzebub.

To many of his critics, he’s Satan. But to those who believe in Making America Great Again, he’s just the good ol’ President of the United States.

-ALEX

 

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NY Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Wife Reaches Out to ‘LGBTQI’ Youth and Reminds Them She Used to be a Lesbian

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On Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife announced she’s supporting gay and transgender youth through a new program.

Chirlane McCray wants all of said group to realize she knows what it’s like — after all, she used to be a lesbian.

According to the New York Post, she conveyed the message to Spectrum News NY1:

“When I came to New York City, long ago back in 1977, I identified as a lesbian, so I know intimately the struggles that young people have had. I was not rejected by my family like so many of these young people are, but it’s really difficult.”

Her new endeavor couples the public-private NYC Center for Youth Employment organization with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

It’ll aid 16- to 25-year-old “runaway and homeless youth who are often LGBTQI.”

How? By placing them in paid internships, offering job training, and providing mental health assistance.

Chirlane’s not letting any cats out of the bag just now; in 1979, she penned an article for Essence magazine titled “I Am a Lesbian.”

Very clear title.

So how’d she end up hooking up with that mayoral steed Bill? According to a New York Daily News article, it was by “putting aside the assumptions [she] had about the form and package [her] love would come in.”

Maybe it was also his commanding presence — in January, he touted taking people’s money from them and giving it to the people he preferred to have it (here).

Maybe he stole her heart, like he’s promised to steal Americans’ rifles when he’s elected president (here).

It might’ve been his generous spirit: He told illegal immigrants in July that New York is “[their] city” (here).

Or it could’ve simply been his outright manliness: In April, he eyed removing everyone else’s wieners.

Hot dogs, that is (here).

Whatever the reason, Bill and Chirlane clicked.

But that’s not to say she’s straight — in 2016, she laid it out for Vice:

“I believe there is a fluidity that we are only just now growing to be more accepting of and aware of because people do like to put people in boxes. … I am just living my life.”

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Bob Barr, Who Served as Impeachment Manager for Clinton’s Trial, Speaks Out on Whether Trump is Impeachable

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Bob Barr knows a thing or two about impeachment.

The former Georgia representative and federal prosecutor served as impeachment manager in the Senate trial of Bill “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” Clinton.

In an editorial for The Daily Caller, Bob lays it out: The facts as we know them regarding Trump’s July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky simply don’t add up to impeachment.

No federal laws were broken, he explains. The President didn’t even get near an impeachable offense.

In fact, in Bob’s view, Trump was doing exactly what he should — telling Ukraine the White House was geting serious about corruption:

Our president made clear he was referring to evidence that Ukrainian interests had been involved corruptly in our 2016 election, and that a high government official in our country — former Vice President Joe Biden — had improperly interfered with that country’s effort to discover and prosecute corrupt acts.

Of course, not everyone feels the same — perhaps not entirely coincidentally, a lot of those are Democrats.

But Bob particularly addresses Libertarian Andrew Napolitano’s claim that the call’s transcript incriminates the President in terms of both federal violation and impeachable offense.

Indeed, Andrew believes Trump’s actions are a bullseye:

But Bob says Biden ‘s involvement is incidental, and it doesn’t rightfully prevent Trump from taking care of business:

The fact that one focus of Trump’s demands that Ukraine clean up its act as a prerequisite to continued support from America might also involve an individual now seeking to challenge Trump for the presidency, does not in any way diminish or undercut the propriety of Trump’s insistence that the Ukrainian president take steps to get to the bottom of what corruption already had occurred involving the two countries; and also to ensure that going forward the same corrupt acts would not recur.

To claim, as many have done — including Napolitano — that it is a crime for Trump to insist that Ukraine investigate past corrupt acts involving the United States, and that the country stop doing so moving forward, simply because Joe Biden now has chosen to challenge Trump politically next year, undercuts the very power of a president to protect our country from foreign interference and to investigate corrupt acts by former U.S. officials. Biden is deserving of no such self-imposed immunity.

Interesting point.

The former congressman labels the call for impeachment “absurd.”

It certainly does, in my view, look to be far from advantageous for Democrats. But they’re in the soup now.

Trump’s adversaries have talked so big that it appears detrimental to turn back now. At the same time, though, they’re killing Biden as a candidate in the process.

What’s better — to come up with a way for you to win, or to obsess over making your opponent lose? Dems have gone with the latter, and they’re only serving up another GOP victory and 4 more years of writhing in electoral agony.

If they hate Trump so much, it seems they should’ve been turning over every rock in America in order to come up with a superior offering for 2020. Concurrently, they could’ve given the country positive legislative changes to bolster their claim of superiority.

Instead, it’s been years of firing arrows at The Donald.

But he’s hard to hit…because he has moves:



Many folks thought Hillary had ’em, but I think they ended up coming across as too weird:

And now, here we are. And Bob believes Trump should be fine.

“Trump was acting responsibly and presidential,” he insists. “He deserves our appreciation, not our opprobrium.”

Do you agree?

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Mitch McConnell: Impeachment Is The Ravings Of A ‘Left-Wing Mob’

Spurred By Mania, Hillary Clinton Calls For The Constitution To Be Shredded If It Can’t Impeach Trump For His Crimes

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

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