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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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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? Shotgun Blanks Fired in School as Part of Active Shooter Drill

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Bodies are removed from at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

One of the things that Democrats have highlighted in their big push for gun control has been mass shootings and specifically school mass shootings.

While such shootings are tragic and we should work on addressing them, it’s also important to put in perspective how rare it is, still, to have a school mass shooting, despite some in media and politicians seeming to suggest that they are happening all the time.

When that narrative is pushed, it stokes unreasonable fear, not based upon the actual incidence of such mass shootings.

At the Franklin High School in Ohio, they did something on Tuesday during an active shooter drill that seemed to feed into that fear.

According to the Dayton Daily News:

Today’s drill will consist of Franklin police firing blanks in the building using a shotgun and rifle several times so students and staff can react as they would in a real world scenario between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.During the controlled drill, students and staff will practice barricading in classrooms and evacuating the building school officials said. Officials said the drill will be handled slowly, step by step, to accurately inform students and staff of best practices to handle active threats.

But if that disturbed you, no worries, they had “social emotional activities” to address that.

The remainder of the day will be devoted to conversations in each of the students’ classrooms related to safety, as well as other Social Emotional Activities to help students process any emotions they feel as a result of the drill. Counselors will also be on hand to assist students.

One can’t knock a school trying to figure out the best way to defend against a school shooting.

But who thought that this was a great idea?

How about preparing kids in a responsible manner but also telling them how rare it is? And how they should not be unreasonably fearful?

If you listen to kids being interviewed in media today, they think that it’s very likely that they could be shot in school. And if they manage to survive that, climate change is going to do them in the next few years. And responsible adults are not disabusing them of this fear.

Then we wonder why kids are suffering more from psychological issues when such things are being stoked as likely existential threats.

But in fact, as a recent ABC News story noted, there have been 21 mass shootings according to FBI standards, meaning 3 or more killed, not including the suspect. Not one of those shootings is a school mass shooting. Some of those are family disputes.

Now there have been “school shootings” as we have commonly come to understand the term, meaning someone coming in with a gun meaning to shoot up the school, although without 3 or more killed. There was the shooting at the Stem School Highlands Ranch in May where one person was killed and eight injured, and the shooting at UNC Charlotte where two students were killed, including hero Riley Howell who bravely tried to stop the gunman. But many of the things covered in lists of “school shootings” are things things like accidental discharges or robberies committed at night that just happen to be on a school playground but otherwise unrelated to the school.

It’s important to protect our kids. But it’s also important to be truthful with them and not allow a political agenda to overtake reality.

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Down Memory Lane – Exposing Li’l Ben Rhodes and Others in the Obama Regime

Democrats and their lick-spittle media allies are madly flailing about now that it is confirmed that DoJ really is looking into potential intelligence community irregularities associated with the origins of the 2016 counter-intel investigation on candidate Trump. And that includes those who have a lot to lose, such as failed fiction writer Ben Rhodes. They all are tweeting on Twitter a lot lately and making public statements that smell of fear now that the Ukrainians, Italians, and Australians are cooperating in the DoJ investigation.

Intrepid independent researcher “NameRedacted” (a/k/a “Harold Finch”) was suspended multiple times on Twitter for exposing much about Rhodes and his associates in the Obama Administration, as well as about key members of the seditious cabal. In a previous incarnation, he posted well-sourced information exposing criminality by Obama regime operatives that was web-archived before being deleted by Twitter. As an historical summary, it is particularly relevant now in order to put the Russian hoax (#Spygate) and also the Democrats’ Ukraine political hit-job in proper context. I have compiled, edited and added to his information from my own perspective along the way. He – like I – are real patriots and are more interested in “getting the word out” than in credit for conveying the truth, and thus he fully supports presenting this here for additional Americans to digest.

Let’s take a moment to discuss Ben Rhodes. Ben Rhodes’ official White House title was Deputy National Security Adviser to the President. As Dep NSA, Ben Rhodes had a very famous boss. Ben’s immediate supervisor was Obama’s Natl Security Adviser Susan Rice. Susan Rice is famous for all the wrong reasons, starting with pushing a known lie to cover up the terror attack on Americans in Benghazi left to die who were memorialized in the movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” Rice then blamed a Youtube video as internal State Dept emails prove they knew it was Al Qaeda all along. This report from former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson lays that all out beautifully. It also resulted in the Obama FBI hacking her computers and illegally spying on her. Attkisson has forensic proof that is backed up by independent findings that she was hacked and spied on at home and at work at CBS, on multiple devices, at the time Ben Rhodes’ brother headed CBS news. This article elaborates further on Ben Rhodes, his brother at CBS News, and how Atkisson was spied on and hacked as a result of her reporting that the administration viewed as a threat.

Susan Rice, fresh off her Benghazi PR moment, moved up in the world when Obama beat Mittens Romney. He promoted her to National Security Adviser and chose Ben Rhodes as her deputy. Rice’s deputy is very interesting. Not only did Ben’s brother head CBS, but the FBI refused to give him a security clearance. I wonder what the FBI found that gave them pause, even as they literally gave them to known threats?

Also very interesting is who succeeded Susan Rice at the key post of UN Ambassador: Samantha J Power. Do you know what Samantha Power is most famous for? Allow me to refresh your memory here about the illegal unmasking of Americans. Now that’s profound and would have certainly alarmed NSA Dir Adm Rogers and the NSA IG. There’s zero legitimate reasons for Power to be unmasking ANY Americans. Her job had zero need to know for that information. This was such an anomaly that it was immediate flagged at NSA and the Director alerted. I have grave doubts about Power’s honesty, especially under oath, but this is interesting. She claimed ‘others’ were unmasking in her name, but her signature is on the documents themselves. Because Power’ job was directly related to NATSEC matters, she would have also reported to Rhodes and Rice. Interestingly, Rice denied unmasking while Rhodes never commented on the subject.

Susan Rice was lying. She later recanted her claim to know nothing about unmasking and admitted to doing so but said ‘it was legit and very limited.’ Riiiight. Rice and Samantha Power unmasked HUNDREDS of US Citizens in raw electronic surveillance records and leaked them all over the intel community and to the press. Think about how LTG Flynn’s calls made it into the legacy media

Someone was leaking the information from the spreadsheets Rice ordered the intelligence community to create that contained unmasked persons and raw SIGINT data. But Ben Rhodes in the interview shared by journalist Lee Smith says he knew nothing and wasn’t involved.

https://twitter.com/LeeSmithDC/status/1122319804013137920

In fact, here’s how prevalent the illegal spying was: a massive excel spreadsheet containing thousands and thousands of line items with raw Signals intercept data and unmasked US persons’ names in them was created and shared illegally as noted here. That’s what Power, Rice, and Rhodes were doing. It began long before the election and lasted up until the last moment the Obama admin was in the White House. These spreadsheets were provided all across the intell community, to media outlets, and Congress. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas openly bragged about it on MSNBC as this video shows:

https://twitter.com/AKA_RealDirty/status/1178876507734847493

Right now, you’re asking, “how is this possible?! There are supposed to be safeguards against this!” Yes, there are. All of them were ignored because Barack Obama issued an Executive Order suspending them.

Ben Rhodes claimed Obama White House did everything by the book and nothing illegal or improper happened. Sound familiar? Back to his boss and her email to herself, there was this from the White House email address that was sent literally MINUTES before President Trump’s  inauguration. Note that that letter is from a committee oversight chairman demanding answers. You know why – because that was a CYA letter that Rice sent to try to legally protect herself knowing she was criminally liable. It’s clear the entire National Security team of the Obama White House was deeply involved in Spygate before AND AFTER the 2016 election. There’s documentation of this – time stamped, court-admissible documentary evidence. This is just one example; note the timestamp/date.

Now, if everything was legal, if they were looking at valid NATSEC threats, why didn’t the FBI brief Trump about the FBI’s counter-intelligence investigation? Why did the Obama White House, FBI and DOJ have meetings discussing how to hide it all from Trump? Why did the Obama White House, by Obama’s executive order, change the order of succession at DoJ before leaving office? The incoming Trump admin knew this change was to maintain control of DoJ from outside President Trump’s administration and continue the coup and hide evidence of it from the DoJ OIG, as well as to stand in way of any prosecutions that might ensue. That was Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’ primary task (until she was forced to resign!). President Trump reversed it immediately.

If this was all legal, why did DoJ Natl Security Division head John Carlin quit one day after certifying report that no FISA abuse occurred while NSA Director ADM Mike Rogers was briefing the FISA Court on abuse by the Obama Admin?

John Carlin reported directly to DAG Sally Yates who illegally prevented the DoJ OIG from overseeing and auditing any and all DoJ NATSEC Division activities, as described here. Sally Yates knowingly shielded the DoJ NATSEC Division from lawful DoJ OIG oversight to hide the crimes being committed – crimes she was directly involved in, such as the Carter Page FISA warrant and spying.

It’s easy to see the deception, fear, and agitation in Ben Rhodes stemming from that Farkas interview on MSNBC. He knows that the DoJ OIG, USA Huber, AG Barr, the NSA IG, and FISA court judges are all looking at everything outlined here. And Joe DiGenova has reported that the FISA court is working directly with DoJ and the DoJ OIG in criminal investigations of FISA abuse.

An important background note: all copies of that video interview, even excerpts, have been removed from Youtube, which is a large Obama and Democrat donor. Here’s the video of Farkas’s MSNBC interview that they’ve suppressed:

https://mobile.twitter.com/AKA_RealDirty/status/1178876507734847493

There are other legal concerns at present that the Obama White House and his high-level staff are currently very concerned about, such as DoJ and DHS re-opening of Project Cassandra and illegal action that were part of the Iran nuclear deal and so many more crimes. Please read this well-researched and documented article about how the Obama administration shielded Hezbollah, a deadly terrorist organization who has murdered hundreds of Americans from US criminal cases. The Obama administration stalled and killed Project Cassandra in an effort to move the Iran nuclear deal forward. Ben Rhodes played a key role in this, including later admitting he deliberately lied to the press and the American people to sell the deal.

It’s easy to see why Ben Rhodes is panicking these days. He’s not the only one. We see you Ben…and Susan and Samantha and Evelyn and Sally and…..

The Obama Administration cabal are watching the Ukraine events fold with great trepidation, I’m sure, as they surely must know that it’s their last attempt to sidetrack the DoJ investigation into the origins of the illegal counter-intel investigation into the Trump campaign. That investigation, when combined with the release of the DoJ IG report on FISA abuse, will be the old one-two punch that will knock ‘em all out. And I can’t wait! I wonder which of weakest of them will try to either turn on the rest of them or fly the coup. That day is coming fast! Lil Ben Rhodes and Evelyn Farkas are good candidates to be the first.

The end.

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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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New Planned Parenthood Characterized As a “Regional Haven”… for Whom?

As we’ve covered previously here at RedState, earlier this year, Missouri passed a “Heartbeat Bill” which is one of the strongest pro-life measures in the nation.  As described by Representative Nick Schroer, who sponsored the bill:

“It starts off with a roughly eight-week abortion ban, once the heartbeat or brain activity can be detected in the child,” Schroer explained. “If, for any reason, any court were to overturn that, we have a tiered severance package which would kick it to a 14-week ban.”

If that limit, “which is linked to our scientific and legislative findings,” he said, also were blocked by a court, the law moves the limit to 18 weeks, then to 20 weeks.

The bill also would “ban abortions in the state of Missouri if, for any reason, Roe v. Wade is overturned (or) the Supreme Court dictates that it is going to be up to the states to legislate in the area of abortion,” Schroer said.

The bill’s provisions include allowing criminal charges to be filed against a doctor who performs a nonemergency abortion, with a potential prison sentence ranging from five to 15 years.

The measure includes an exception for an abortion in an emergency situation, but it does not include any exceptions for an unwanted pregnancy caused by rape or incest.

Since the bill was signed into law by Governor Mike Parson on May 24, 2019, it has, not surprisingly, faced legal challenges. One of the biggest ongoing battles has been the contention by Planned Parenthood that its lone abortion clinic in the state would be forced to shut down under the new law.

Don’t worry overmuch, though. A new “mega clinic” has sprung up nearby – just across the river in Illinois:

Less than 15 miles from the border of Missouri, a state that is barely holding on to its last abortion clinic, Planned Parenthood has quietly erected one of the largest abortion clinics in the nation.

The 18,000-square-foot “megaclinic,” which will open later this month, was constructed in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and is equipped to provide services to 11,000 patients, Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday. CBS News first reported the clinic’s opening.

“Quietly.”  Why “quietly“?

The new clinic has been in construction for more than a year but was built in secret to avoid protesters and delay, officials said.

“Unfortunately, just given all of the stigma associated with abortion care and the targeted regulations against abortion providers, we needed to make the decision to open this facility in secrecy just like many other Planned Parenthoods around the country had to do in order to protect the project and be able to complete it on schedule, because we know that there is so much significant unmet need for family planning and abortion care around our region,” Rodriguez said.

A Post-Dispatch reporter who visited the site Wednesday morning found no signage inside or out indicating it was to be a Planned Parenthood facility. The head construction worker said he only found out Tuesday. Plans on the table were labeled generically “Medical Office Building.”

Yeah. Heaven forbid residents of the surrounding community be informed of the “mega clinic” springing up in their midst. Wouldn’t want them to have any say in it or anything. Democracy may die in darkness; secrecy thrives in it.

Here was the real kicker for me, though.  Local radio host Annie Frey posted a link to this article on her Facebook page yesterday:

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STL Radio Host Annie Frey (97.1 FM Talk) on new Planned Parenthood facility.

 

A “regional haven” for abortion access. That sounds so…warm and fuzzy. If only those hellbent on “quietly” erecting megaclinics so as to avoid the associated stigma were as concerned with providing a haven for the lives their temples will be snuffing out.

I hear ya, Annie, but it’s hard to be still on this.

 

 


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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.”
  3. The attacks keep Trump’s base motivated…we aren’t PoliteConservativesWestlake 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   and are not appalled by the sight of blood on the floor.
  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 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

 

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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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