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Ukrainian Prosecutor: We Are Now Reviewing the Biden-Linked Burisma Case

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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)

Ukraine’s top prosecutor is now confirming that they will be doing a review of the investigation into Burisma, the company which had Hunter Biden on its board.

Ruslan Ryaboshapka, the country’s prosecutor general, announced at a press conference that they would be doing a review of 15 cases including that of the Biden-linked firm to make sure that they were properly investigated.

According to Fox, Ryaboshapka said, “We are now reviewing all the cases which were closed, fragmented or investigated earlier in order to make a decision on cases where illegal procedural decisions were taken.”

He said he had not been influenced by anyone to make this decision and was making it of his own accord.

Questions have been raised about Hunter Biden being on the board of Burisma despite having no experience in the energy business, but while his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, was the point man on Ukraine for the Obama administration.

These questions were intensified by video of Joe Biden in 2018 admitting on camera that in 2016 while he was Vice President, he pressured Ukraine to fire the prosecutor at the time. Biden said if they did not fire him, he would get the U.S. to deny them aid. The prosecutor at the time, Viktor Shokin, has said under oath in an affidavit that he was in fact investigating Burisma and that he was fired because of Biden’s pressure. Biden claims he wanted Shokin fired because of corruption.

From Fox News:

It is unclear how much money Hunter Biden made while serving on the board of the firm, but reports have estimated he made up to $50,000 per month — which would be up to $600,000 a year.

Fox News has also obtained notes from an interview Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani conducted—with Yuriy Lutsenko, the former Ukrainian prosecutor who replaced Shokin and eventually closed the Burisma probe. He said he “believes Hunter Biden receives millions of dollars in compensation from Burisma,” according to the notes.

Fox News reported Wednesday on notes from another interview Giuliani conducted with Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor Biden helped oust, in which he claimed he was told by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt to back off the Burisma probe. According to interview notes, Shokin claimed Pyatt – currently the ambassador to Greece – told him to handle that investigation “with white gloves.”

My colleague Streiff has pointed out how unusual Hunter’s compensation is compared to others and based on his experience (or lack thereof).

Biden and Democrats have tried to excuse the behavior, calling the facts “debunked conspiracies.” Then they should have no problem with people looking into why the investigation was shut down and what was going on with Burisma, right?

Let’s see what the alleged “anti-corruption” Ryaboshapka has to say.

But the Bidens have to be more than a little concerned that someone with a reformer reputation is now looking into the closure of the case. Joe Biden isn’t going to like this.

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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.

-ALEX

 

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The Far Left’s Worse Nightmare: A Study Reveals a Huge Increase in Americans Carrying Guns

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Some strange stuff is goin’ down.

A long time ago, government — as representatives of the people — declared that the citizenry would have guns.

An organization was formed to protect those rights.

Now the government is trying to take them away.

One step in that process is the defeat of the organization supporting them.

By “the government,” I mean, of course, select individuals who’ve been elected to office.

Political hopeful Beto wants to confiscate America’s best-selling hunting rifle.

And holy moley, Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens is raging against the NRA:

But what’s the current will of the people?

Take a ganders at this:

A report released by the nonprofit Crime Prevention Research Center this week needs a trigger warning: Nearly 19 million U.S. citizens have permits to carry a concealed handgun.

Just since last year, the number’s grown by 8 percent — an increase of 1.4 million.

A whole lot of those guns, as you know, would be semi-automatic — which clueless goobers on MSNBC and CNN have unendingly denounced as if the designation means a machine gun.

Sorry, major news networks; it’s a machine gun free-for-all.

19 million. Semi-automatic.

Take that, goofy memes!

So which states do you think have the highest concentration of gun-wearers?

Well, in first place, Roll Tide: ‘Bama is a titanic wave of firearm ownership. Some folks there prefer open carry — don’t be scared if the dude behind you at the Citgo’s sportin’ a Glock like he’s Wyatt Earp.

A whopping 26% of adults in the Heart of Dixie have concealed carry permits.

Indiana trails with 18. South Dakota hits the list with 16.

Across the nation, 7.3% own cards.

Three states — Georgia, Texas, and Pennsylvania — have more than 1 million permit holders.

Florida has 2 million.

And here’s something: 16 states don’t require permits.

As the report notes, we’re likely headed away from the permit years:

“As more and more states decide not to require permits, the number of people who can legally carry a handgun will increasingly outpace the number of permit holders.”

Some Democrats may not like the 2nd Amendment, but it appears there’s a cultural chunk of America — otherwise known as voters — who fancy it.

And those 19 million are the ones who followed the rules by getting a proper permit. Anti-gun legislation would only affect them, not the criminals who don’t much pay attention to prohibitions against stuff like mass murder.

Food for thought.

America’s packin’.

-ALEX

 

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Fake News Media is Really Going to Hate Clint Eastwood’s New Movie

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[Screencap from Warner Bros. UK, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9WjyYKPxHk]

 

A long time ago, in a media culture far, far away…

Fake news bounced onto the scene in the form of Richard Jewell and hasty accusations of terrorism and murder.

The Daily Wire offers an interesting description:

Before there was Brett Kavanaugh, before there was Nicholas Sandmann, and before there was Officer Darren Wilson or George Zimmerman, there was Richard Jewell: an innocent man whose life was nearly destroyed when the media and the FBI falsely accused him of domestic terrorism for no other reason than the fact he was a white fat southerner.


Richard’s problems began on July 27th, 1996, and the catalyst was — ironically — a heroic deed.

At the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, the AT&T security guard discovered a backpack filled with three pipe bombs.

He notified police, and they began to clear the area.

The bomb went off, tragically killing one person and injuring 111. Another died of a heart attack.

Here’s a bit more detail from the The Guardian:

Jewell was one of about 30,000 police and guards, the largest peacetime security force in US history, enlisted to protect the Atlanta Olympics. He’d been hired as a temporary contractor by the security firm Anthony Davis Associates and had been on duty for nearly seven hours in Centennial Park when he spotted the unattended pack beneath a bench near the tower at 12:58am. Nine minutes later a 911 call from a nearby phone booth told dispatchers: “There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have 30 minutes.”

At 1:15am, a team of security officers including Jewell began clearing the area. The contents, three pipe bombs surrounded by masonry nails, detonated roughly 10 minutes later before all spectators could be removed. Among the fallen were Alice Hawthorne, a 44-year-old cable TV company receptionist from Georgia who died of “multiple penetration injuries” from the flying metal fragments, and Turkish cameraman Melih Uzunyol, 40, who died of a heart attack while rushing to film the scene.

If not for Richard, many more lives would’ve been lost.

For a moment, the 33-year-old Danville, Georgia native was hailed as savior. He was all over television and in the papers.

But then, holy crap, a twist — the FBI turned to him as potential suspect:

[W]hen Piedmont College president Ray Cleere phoned the FBI the following afternoon to suggest that Jewell, a former campus security guard at the school with a reputation for overzealousness, might have planted the bomb himself in order to play the hero, the FBI looked further into his background.

For three months, Richard got the 1990’s version of the outrage mob.

Back then, that was only possible via the media; trolls and social justice warriors and generally most of the dumbest things happening right now didn’t yet exist.

But boy, the media hammered the guy.

It was the worst journalism has to offer. Richard seemed wholly convicted by the press, before anyone knew what was what.

At 4.50pm on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a special edition led by a 10-paragraph, 365-word story with no attribution that stated Jewell was the “focus of a federal investigation”. The banner headline screamed: FBI suspects ‘hero’ guard may have planted bomb.

Seven minutes later CNN broadcast the story, holding the Journal-Constitution up to the camera. At 5.11pm, the Associated Press released a wire story attributed to its own sources. Shortly after, NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw said on air: “The speculation is that the FBI is close to ‘making the case’, in their language. They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well. There are still some holes in this case.”

A second-day opinion piece in the Atlanta newspaper only doubled down on the scoop: “Like this one, he became famous in the aftermath of murder. His name was Wayne Williams,” columnist Dave Kindred wrote, referencing the serial child murderer. “This one is Richard Jewell.’’

And now, the Fake News fiasco’s gettin’ a bit of what-for, from none other than one of Hollywood’s greatest directors: Clint Eastwood.

The trailer for the new movie’s out, and it socks it to the media machine somethin’ fierce.

As noted by TDW:

Indeed, it is all about the narrative. At one point in the trailer, a journalist (played by Olivia Wilde) tells her newspaper editor that “Jewell fits the profile of a lone bomber, a frustrated white man who is a police wannabe who seeks to become a hero.” She says this without a lick of evidence to support her claims.

“We’re running it,” her editor says in reply.

Remind you of a maybe a few other things in the news these last couple years?

The film’s based on Vanity Fair’s 1997 article, “American Nightmare — the Ballad of Richard Jewell.”

Enjoy the trailer for Richard Jewell — starring Kathy Bates, Sam Rockwell, and I, Tonya’s Paul Walter Hauser — above.

Clint Eastwood sure doesn’t go for cultural Marxism goofiness — see here. I’d say he’s gonna tell it like it is.

Can’t wait.

-ALEX

 

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A Star Travels to Israel, Where She’s Baptized and Replenished. The Outrage Mob Forces Her to Apologize for Opposing Palestine

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We’re living in a bizarre time. And by bizarre, I mean dumb.

The era of outrage has given way to the era of pressured apology.

Not long ago in America, the online and media atmosphere was extremely different. People did what they did, and mostly, nobody cared. There was no pressure to support or condemn any given thing.

But that ain’t now, Jack!

Therefore, we have stories such as this.

Recently, singer Demi Lovato undertook a “magical” journey to Israel.

While there, Demi — who, last year, was hospitalized amid dealings with drug abuse and confessions of suicidal thoughts — was baptized
in the Jordan river.

She enthused, “I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”

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I am an American singer. I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors. When I was offered an amazing opportunity to visit the places I’d read about in the Bible growing up, I said yes. There is something absolutely magical about Israel.  I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now.  Spirituality is so important to me…to be baptized in the Jordan river – the same place Jesus was baptized – I’ve never felt more renewed in my life. This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul.  I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel Westlake Legal Group 1f497 A Star Travels to Israel, Where She’s Baptized and Replenished. The Outrage Mob Forces Her to Apologize for Opposing Palestine Uncategorized suicide substance abuse religion Palestine outrage mob Music jewish Israel holocaust Hollywood Front Page Stories Entertainment demi lovato Culture & Faith Culture Christianity Allow Media Exception

A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Oct 1, 2019 at 2:48pm PDT

She also visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.

But in response to posting on the wonders of her trip, she was blasted.

As noted by ETOnline:

[H]er posts…faced a lot of heated criticism from many who accused the singer of promoting or supporting Israel amid the country’s long-standing conflict with Palestine, and insinuated that the singer’s posts were meant to represent a political stance on the conflict.

What’s the political stance? That it’s okay for there to be an Israel?

And now, as she conveyed on social media, she feels bad:

“I accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts. No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone. With that being said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention.”

She’s come to a better understanding:

“This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. Now I realize it hurt people and for that I’m sorry.”

“Going against all advice right now and apologizing because it feels right to me…” she explained.

As I said, it’s a bizarre time. A troubled young girl in the spotlight — who, by the way, is an incredible singer — is made to feel she can’t even travel to a beleaguered country or have a religious experience. The outrage mob pressed on her until an apology came out.

On Tuesday, before the condemnation, she wrote, “This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul. I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel”

You don’t have to be sorry, Demi. Don’t let the world stop the renewal in your heart.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

SJW’s Cancel Johnny Depp’s ‘Racist’ Cologne Ad, But The Company’s Statement Shows Just How Ignorant The Outrage Mob Is

Pat Sajak Crushes Conservative Blacklisting, Outrage Culture, And The Absurdity Of The ‘Look At Me’ Generation

The Outrage Mob Eats NYT’s Shorts Again: The Paper Caves And Re-Characterizes The Tea Party As Even More Villainous

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

Men Are Dangerously Brutalizing Women In Rugby As Teams Are ‘Forced To Prioritize H

Woman’s Boyfriend Shoots Her In The Head, But She Forgets For Almost Two Months So They Keep Dating

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Giuliani Fires Back at Critics with Guns Blazing

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Rudy Giuliani appeared on Hannity last night with guns blazing. He was armed with several signed, sworn affidavits that first, eviscerate former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that Shokin was fired because he was corrupt and, second, prove the case that the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign colluded with pro-Hillary Ukrainian officials to influence the 2016 presidential election. Officials admit that this collusion impacted the race, because it took down Paul Manafort. This was the real collusion that took place in 2016.

Giuliani’s main message was that Democrats are attempting to impeach President Trump based on a document that would not be admissible in a court of law. Even before yesterday’s bombshell news that the whistleblower (WB) approached staffers on Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee for advice on how to proceed with his complaint before he submitted it, the Democrats had no case. The whistleblower’s complaint consists entirely of hearsay evidence and U.S. courts only allow direct witness testimony. He explained that even if a witness with hearsay evidence might not be lying, they are relying on other people who may have lied to him. That’s why hearsay evidence is not allowable.

Giuliani said he began investigating all of this in November 2018 and finished on March 28, 2019. During that time, he reminds us, the Mueller investigation was ongoing and he was searching for evidence to “vindicate my client,” President Donald Trump. He told Hannity:

This information was given to me. I didn’t go looking for Joe Biden. The Ukrainians brought me substantial evidence of collusion with Hillary Clinton, the DNC, George Soros, George Soros’ company. They put it in my lap. They came and gave me testimony. I wrote it out.

I had a professional investigator make FBI 302s of it. Eventually, it was John Solomon [investigative reporter who has been instrumental in uncovering this story], who should get a Pulitzer Prize, by the way, who put them all on tape, so it’s all memorialized on videotape.

I interviewed [Yuriy] Lutsenko [appointed as acting Ukrainian Prosecutor General after Biden had his predecessor, Viktor Shokin, fired].

This is as solid as you can get. I didn’t do what this phony WB did. This phony whistleblower is giving hearsay evidence. He says, “I’m not a direct witness.” Okay, useless, pal. Goodbye.

Giuliani presented a sworn affidavit from Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General whom Biden had ordered fired in March 2016. This document was shown to “aides from the Senate committees on Intelligence, Foreign Relations, Appropriations and Homeland Security, as well as aides from the House committees on Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Appropriations and Oversight” in a secured briefing by the State Department’s Inspector General late Wednesday. Fox News obtained a copy and reported it last night. My colleague, Sarah Lee, posted on this earlier here.

They’re corrupt as sin. The Ukrainian oligarch, [Mykola] Zlochevsky, didn’t pay millions for Hunter Biden’s nonexistent skills. He paid millions to buy the Vice President’s office and it was a good deal for Zlochevsky. He got Hunter Biden off the hook, he got Soros’ company out of jeopardy and he got to come back to the Ukraine and keep his $5 billion just for giving up maybe $100 million.

He is actually going around the Ukraine saying it was well worth it to spend the money to do it. If anyone would care to investigate, they would find everything I just said. Except the FBI didn’t investigate for a year and a half. The Justice Dept. didn’t investigate for a year and a half. Witnesses were afraid to go to the FBI and the Justice Dept. which was actually like living in an alternate universe…

So, Giuliani gave it to the State Dept., including his witness notes. And never heard from them again. They never called him for an interview and to his knowledge, they never contacted Shokin or Lutsenko. It was just dropped. Giuliani said Shokin would like to give his testimony.

(Note: Apparently, it wasn’t dropped because it was Giuliani’s interview with Shokin that Congressional aides were briefed on by last night by the State Department’s Inspector General.)

And if you don’t interview an eye witness who wants to testify under oath, and wants to be a confrontational accuser, which is what the constitution requires, you’ve got to be faced with your accusers. He’s willing to face Joe Biden and say, “You’re guilty. You participated in a bribe with my President. You got me thrown out so that the case against Soros, the case against a billionaire and the case against your son [would go away]. And everybody knows you’re corrupt Joe…

[Shokin’s] poor. Lutsenko’s got a lot of dough. Big cars. Lots of money. Shokin is living in a village, he’s living in a cottage. He’s actually hiding and scared out of his mind they’re going to kill him.

If you think the President of the Ukraine [Petro Poroshenko was President in 2016], let out one of the richest people, let him get away with $5 billion, without, what do they say in The Godfather, filling their beaks…if you don’t think Poroshenko got big millions for this, then you shouldn’t be in the investigatory business.

Hannity asks Giuliani about his proposed lawsuit. Giuliani said that today’s bombshell (mentioned above) advances his case.

He [Whistleblower] would have been ignored until they changed the rules.

Every bit of Shokin’s interview is admissible in court, but they don’t interview Shokin. Actually Shokin testifies to real corruption.

Everything this guy [WB] says about me is false. My meeting with Yermak was not set up because of the conversation. The two people he said I set up. You know why, idiot? Because it was set up before the conversation. The two people he said I called, I never called. One of them, I didn’t call because he was put on the list of corrupt people I shouldn’t talk to there. And I happened to have independent knowledge of that so he doesn’t know what he’s talking about with regard to me. There are apparent indications, I can point out seven or eight where he’s lying.

Actually, he may not be lying. He’s relying on other people. Maybe they lied to him. That’s why hearsay evidence is not allowable. Shokin has direct evidence. [Inaudible] has direct evidence. Ilyende has direct evidence. Lutsenko has direct evidence. [Andrii] Telizhenko has direct evidence. I have six witnesses who can give direct, admissible evidence of Ukrainian collusion, participation in the Steele dossier with phony information, the creation of false evidence, and a very clear corruption scheme by the Vice President of the United States and that has to be vindicated and all of it was exposed before he was a candidate for president. And it’s not because he’s a candidate for president because he was a corrupt, disgraceful Vice President who disgraced our country in the Ukraine, and in China and their still talking about how corrupt he is and how stupid we are for not catching it. It has to be vindicated for the honor of the United States of America. He disgraced us. And if you don’t react to that, you have no sense of honor or dignity.

 

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The Criminalization of Speech: Part 2

The story is from ten months ago, but it’s another example of the criminalization of speech:

Virginia high school teacher fired for refusing to use transgender student’s new pronouns

By Graham Moomaw | Richmond Times-Dispatch | December 6, 2018

WEST POINT — A Virginia high school teacher was fired Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns, a case believed to be the first of its kind in the state.

After a four-hour hearing, the West Point School Board voted 5-0 to terminate Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at West Point High School who resisted administrators’ orders to use male pronouns to refer to a ninth-grade student who had undergone a gender transition. The board met in closed session for nearly an hour before the vote.

Further down, we see that Mr Vlaming did not “misgender” the student by using the pronouns with which the student disagreed, but chose his words carefully to avoid using gendered pronouns at all.

The student’s family informed the school system of the transition over the summer. Vlaming said he had the student in class the year before when the student identified as female.

Vlaming agreed to use the student’s new, male name. But he tried to avoid using any pronouns — he or him, and she or her — when referring to the student. The student said that made him feel uncomfortable and singled out.

In other words, Mr Vlaming did not deny the ‘transgender’ student’s chosen ‘gender,’ but declined to affirm it. The teacher did not say to this ‘gender confused’ student that she is female, but simply declined to say to her that she is male. He apparently slipped up one time, on October 31, 2018:

Witnesses described one pronoun “slip-up” during a class activity on Halloween when the student was using a virtual reality headset. The student was about to run into a wall, and Vlaming told others to stop “her.”

Mr Vlaming informed his superiors that his Christian faith prevented him from using male pronouns for a student he knew to be female. This means that the West Point School Board chose the concerns of a mentally ill student over the Constitutional rights of freedom of religion and speech of an employee.

And now, Mr Vlaming will have his day in court:

Virginia teacher sues over firing for refusing to use transgender student’s new pronouns

By Justin Mattingly | Richmond Times-Dispatch | October 1, 2019

A Virginia teacher who was fired last year after refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns is suing the school board that fired him.

Peter Vlaming, a Williamsburg resident who taught French at West Point High School, was fired in December 2018 after resisting administrators’ orders to use male pronouns when referring to a freshman student who had undergone a gender transition.

“Mr. Vlaming could not violate his conscience,” a lawsuit filed Monday in King William County Circuit Court states. “And it cost him his job.”

There’s much more at the original, but the reporting newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which previously had a nominally conservative editorial bent,¹ went along with the cockamamie notion that the ‘transgendered’ are the sex they claim to be rather than their objective biological sex, using male pronouns to refer to the student in question. The student’s identity was not published by the paper.

New York City’s Commission on Human Rights recently declared that the use of the phrase “illegal alien” or threats to call immigration officials on someone, in business communication, could result in a $250,000 fine; the same is true if a business or employee uses the correct pronouns rather than the ones preferred by the recipient.

We are reaching the point in which the force of government is being used to force people to violate their religious beliefs and consciences, and being forced to just plain lie. Every bird, every reptile, and every mammal can tell the differences between males and females of their own species, but liberal human beings have managed to become so educated that they have lost this ability in themselves.

More, they wish to compel everyone else to go along with such silliness, and once the force of government — and the firing of Mr Vlaming by the West Point Public Schools is an exercise of government power — and the police power of the state have been added to this, it ceases to become just silliness but an actual threat to the rights of individuals. This must be resisted, this must be stopped!
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Another Breakthrough: Maxine Waters Breaches the Bounds of Absurdity, Claims ‘[Trump] is Setting…Us Up to be Killed’

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FILE – In this July 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A story being shared on social media that says Waters faces corruption charges fails to point out the charges are eight years old and were dropped long ago. The House ethics panel cleared Waters in 2012 after an investigation lasting more than three years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

 

 

What happens when you’ve been in the same lawmaking job for 28 years?

Perhaps, sometimes, it makes you bold enough to say really, really, astonishingly absurd things.

On Wednesday, California Rep. Maxine Waters blasted Donald Trump for endangering her safety.

Hey, hold up; isn’t she the same lady who said this:

Well. I’ll be — it is.

Anyway, here’s what she had to say, to MSNBC host Ali Velshi:

“There are a number of people who have been convicted for threatening to kill me, and when he does that he’s dog-whistling to the white supremacists, the KKK, and the dangerous people. We have stories about many of those white supremacists who do nothing but practice how they’re going to be involved in a civil war and fight against this government. This president is irresponsible in so many ways aside from making us a target of these white supremacists.”

Maxine said she understands things. Like the “danger” of Donald Trump. Like his private hopes and dreams of being a dictator. Like the reality of Russian collusion:

“Yes, absolutely he has called me names as he has called many others names. I have been at this almost two years because I understand the danger of this president. I understand that he has colluded with Russia. I understand that he has embraced Putin. I also understand that he really wants to be and act like a dictator. I’m very worried about our entire government. I’m worried about his entire administration.”

Hey — given her understanding of collusion, she should work for these people:

And she understands what Trump doesn’t: the Constitution:

“Most people know me and know what I’ve been doing for the last two years. They know I’ve spoken about the President’s lack of understanding or appreciation for the Constitution. He doesn’t care about the democracy and how he has undermined all of those who are trying so hard to make this democracy stronger.”

Waters explained that people “know [she has] the best interest of this country at heart and that [she’s] worked very hard and that [she’s] spoken truth to power in ways that many others didn’t even have the courage to do it.”

As someone who everyone knows and who understands all the stuff, and as someone who’s been doing stuff for two years — like the video above — Maxine used this to put a fine point on it:

“[Trump] should not be going after anybody. He is the President of the United States of America. He is setting some of us up to be killed.”

28 years, ladies and gentlemen. 28 years.

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