Friday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

FISA ABUSE: Michael Horowitz reportedly finds FBI lawyer falsified FISA document; Washington Post stealth-deletes Peter Strzok connection (Fox News)

WHAT NOW? Democrats plot next move as impeachment hearings fail to sway the public (The Washington Times)Government & Politics

BRING IT ON: White House supports full Senate impeachment trial over early dismissal (National Review)

BALLOT FAIL: California loses court battle to keep Trump off ballot (Townhall)

“POTENTIALLY UNLAWFUL PROCEDURE”: Judge blocks Justice Department’s plan to resume federal executions (NPR)NO SHUTDOWN: Trumps signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown (Associated Press)

GOOD NEWS: RNC massively out-raises DNC even as DNC reports best fundraising month this year (The Daily Wire)

Other Notables

DEEP STATE HERE AND ABROAD: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is a fraud (Power Line)

BRANCHING OUT: Trump admin plans to expand “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers to Arizona border (NBC News)

GUILTY PLEA: Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to federal charges involving children’s book (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: The Supreme Court needs to stop governments from banning religious foster care (The Federalist)

POLICY: In future wars, the U.S. military will have nowhere to hide (Foreign Policy)

HUMOR: commie-Bernie Sanders says he’ll put commie-AOC in “very important” bartending role in White House (Genesius Times)  ~The Patriot Post      

scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff tried to hide the one truth that would end impeachment for good

by  ~ scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s impeachment witch hunt continues to fly off the rails. Democrats are flailing about as Republicans shred the credibility of their supposed “star witnesses.”… And now scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff was caught red-handed trying to hide this one truth that would end impeachment for good.Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman was one of the Democrats center piece witnesses. Vindamn testified that he found the July 25 call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine “improper” and circumvented the chain of command to hide his concerns from his boss and snitch on the President to lawyers at the National Security Council. In addition, the insubordinate and delusional Vindman gossiped about the call with fellow Deep State co-conspirator George Kent and an unnamed official from the “intelligence community.” When pressed about the identity of the individual – believed to be scumbag/liar-nObama operative and CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella – scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff immediately interjected and stopped Vindman from answering the questions. “I want to make sure there’s no effort to out the whistleblower through the use of these proceedings,” scumbag/liar-Schiff added. Nunes asked Vindman about his testimony that he did not know the whistleblower. Vindman reiterated that he did not, but said, “Per the advice of my counsel I have been advised not to answer specific questions about members of the intelligence community.”  “Ranking Member, per the advice of my counsel and the instructions from the chairman, I’ve been advised not to provide any specifics on who I’ve spoken to with inside the intelligence community. What I can offer is that…it was a properly cleared individual with a need to know.”  Nunes told Vindman that he was subpoenaed to answer questions, and instructed him that he had the options of answering or pleading the fifth. scumbag/liar-Schiff’s interruption made it clear Vindman was one of the sources Ciaramella cited in his phony whistleblower complaint. Democrats and the fake news claimed Vindman “corroborated” Ciaramella’s account. That proved to be false…    

‘Bet On The Wrong Horse’ — Fiona Hill Confirms Ukraine Was Currying Favor With scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton In 2016

by AMBER ATHEY{ } ~ Dr. Fiona Hill testified Thursday that members of the Ukrainian government were attempting to curry favor with former Secretary of State scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton in 2016 with the assumption that she was going to win the presidential election… Hill made the admission while discussing a 2017 Politico article by reporter Ken Vogel that alleged Ukrainian officials attempted to sabotage President Donald Trump’s candidacy. The article has been used to prove that Ukraine, in addition to Russia, had some role in interfering with the US election.Vogel reported, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped scumbag/liar-Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.” Hill seemed to acknowledge that Vogel’s reporting was accurate, but indicated that actions taken by “individuals” against the Trump campaign could not be compared to the vast Russian effort to damage scumbag/liar-Clinton. The testimony seemed to partially contradict her opening statement, during which she accused Republicans of creating a “fictional narrative” by suggesting Ukraine had meddled in the election. “I do want to point out that the crux of the article here by Mr. Vogel is he said there was little evidence of a top-down effort by U.K. He makes the distinction between the Russian effort that was directed by Russian president Putin and involved the country’s military and foreign intelligence services. Now, I don’t think that those two things are exactly the same,” Hill testified…  


Explosive Impeachment Question Ends With Jim Jordan, scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff, And David Holmes All Shouting Over Each Other

by CHRISTIAN DATOC{ } ~ A fiery exchange at Thursday’s public impeachment ended with Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, foreign service officer David Holmes, and Chairman scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff all shouting over each other…  The line of questioning opened with Jordan pressing Holmes over why Bill Taylor, the acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Holmes’ boss, couldn’t “remember” a phone call Holmes overheard between Gordon Sondland and President Donald Trump.   Holmes testified in an earlier, closed door session that in the alleged call, Trump specifically asked Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would open an investigation into Burisma and Hunter Biden.  Sondland testified in a Wednesday public impeachment hearing that the language Holmes described during the call “sounds like” how he spoke with Trump. “That’s how President Trump and I communicate,” Sondland explained. “A lot of four-letter words. In this case, three letter.” Holmes offered that he believed Taylor was already aware that Trump, the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Sondland were “pressing for a loose lips liar-Biden investigation,” yet Jordan continued to interrupt Holmes and ask why Taylor “didn’t share it” with the impeachment committee. Eventually, scumbag/liar-Schiff gaveled down Jordan and told him to stop interrupting the witness.  


All hell broke loose when one of scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s witnesses made one confession

by ~ scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff thought his impeachment show trial hearings were the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. But no one expected them to take this shocking turn… And now all hell broke loose when one of scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s witnesses made one confession. Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison testified before scumbag/liar-Schiff’s committee that he found nothing illegal or improper about the July 25 phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President. Morrison’s testimony came hours after Deep State saboteurs, Jennifer Williams and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, expressed their opinion that the call was “inappropriate” and “wrong.” It’s looking like the Democrats’ narrative of President Trump’s handling of foreign aid to Ukraine is the exact opposite of what actually happened. Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison was deposed in a closed-door session in the House on Saturday. Morrison listened in on Trump’s July 25 phone call to Ukraine President Zelenksy from the White House Situation Room. “I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed,” Morrisson told lawmakers. Williams – who is a National Security staffer for Vice President Mike Pence – was also contradicted by her boss Lt. General Keith Kellogg who is the National Security Advisor to the Vice President and who stated that he listened to the July 25th phone call and found nothing inappropriate about the President’s remarks. Kellogg and Morrison’s testimony undercut one of the Fake News Media’s and Democrats’ talking points – namely that none of the facts of this case are in dispute.’s-witnesses-made-one-confession/ 

Trump doesn’t have to release tax returns to appear on California ballot, state supreme court rules

by Maura Dolan{ } ~ President Donald Trump may appear on California’s primary ballot without having to disclose his tax returns, the state’s highest court decided Thursday… In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court said the requirement that presidential candidates must disclose their tax returns to appear on the March primary ballot violates the California Constitution. The law requiring such disclosures, passed on a party-line vote earlier this year and signed by Gov. scumbag-Gavin Newsom, did not single out Trump but was clearly aimed at the president. Trump, unlike other recent presidential candidates, has refused to make public his tax returns. The law would have required all presidential primary candidates to submit five years of income tax filings by Tuesday to secure a spot on California’s March presidential primary ballot. State election officials are required to post the financial documents online, with certain private information redacted. The new law also would have required candidates for governor to release their tax returns before the statewide primary, beginning in 2024. Supporters of the requirement said it would ensure voters were fully informed before casting their ballots. scumbag-Newsom said the tax disclosures would “shed light on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or influence from domestic and foreign business interest.” Thursday’s decision stemmed from a challenge by the state’s Republican Party, which said the law would reduce Republican turnout if Trump’s name did not appear on the ballot…  

Yovanovitch Urged Firing of Top Prosecutor Amid Ukraine’s Presidential Election

By IVAN PENTCHOUKOV{ } ~ Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch earlier this year urged the ouster of Ukraine’s top anti-corruption prosecutor amid a heated national election… raising concerns that the U.S. embassy was meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs.  In a speech on March 5, Yovanovitch called for the firing of Ukraine’s special anti-corruption prosecutor, Nazar Kholodnytsky. Yovanovitch issued the demand just six weeks prior to Ukraine’s presidential election. “To ensure the integrity of anti-corruption institutions, the special anti-corruption prosecutor must be replaced,” Yovanovitch said. In March 2018, Kholodnytsky was accused of coaching the subjects of criminal investigations. The accusations stemmed from tapes of conversations in Kholodnytsky’s office recorded using a device planted by the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine. By July 2018, an inquiry into the tapes concluded Kholodnytsky deserved a reprimand but should keep his job. “Nobody who has been recorded coaching suspects on how to avoid corruption charges can be trusted to prosecute those very same cases,” Yovanovitch said. “Those responsible for corruption should be investigated, prosecuted, and, if guilty, go to jail. And in order for that to happen, all of the elements of the anti-corruption architecture must be in place and must be working effectively.” Kholodnytsky has argued that he didn’t commit wrongdoing, and he remained in his post after the election victory of President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 21. In response to Yovanovitch’s comments, Kholodnytsky said it was unacceptable for the ambassador to meddle in Ukraine’s internal affairs…  

Leftist Violence to Crush Dissent Undermines Rights

Louis DeBroux:  One of the most dangerous realities of America today is that the American people — blessed with unimaginable freedom and prosperity thanks to the revolutionary idea of our Founding Fathers that rights are granted not by government but by God — are disastrously uninformed as to what natural rights are and are not.

Even as the world watches heartbreaking scenes from Venezuela and Hong Kong, where oppressive socialist/communist regimes beat, imprison, and kill their own citizens for peacefully protesting the already oppressive activities of those regimes, America is teeming with foolish progressives demanding we turn to socialism to solve our problems, real or perceived.Our Constitution established a list of “negative” rights; things government is prohibited from depriving citizens of without due process. For example, the First Amendment protects the freedoms of religion, speech, the press, peaceable assembly, and petitioning government for a redress of grievances. The Second Amendment protects our right of self-defense, the Fourth our right to personal property. And so on.In each case, the right is protected simply by having government leave us alone. In fact, of all the rights protected by the Constitution, the only one requiring a positive action by another citizen is the right to a trial by a jury, for which jurors are compensated.To leftist Democrats, everything they want is a “right”.Democrats have long claimed healthcare, primary education, and retirement security as human rights. Now, with calls for “free” college, they claim secondary education is a right as well. In fact, the list of “rights” declared by progressives is dizzying — paid vacation, paid maternity leave, contraception, high-speed internet, a “living” wage, affordable housing, and more.Before dropping out, former Democrat presidential candidate socialist-Beto O’Rourke even declared that a short commute is a universal right, tweeting, “Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich… It’s a right for everyone.”Take note of the fact that every single one of the progressives’ “rights” requires the time, wealth, property, or intellect of another person, regardless of the recipients’ ability to pay.The last we checked, compelling one person to work for the benefit of another, especially without compensation, is the definition of slavery.In a speech last week to the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention, Attorney General William Barr explained why this dichotomy puts conservatives at a distinct disadvantage when defending against the attacks of the political Left. He explained:> This highlights a basic disadvantage that conservatives have always had in contesting the political issues of the day. … In any age, the so-called progressives treat politics as their religion. Their holy mission is to use the coercive power of the State to remake man and society in their own image, according to an abstract ideal of perfection. Whatever means they use are therefore justified because, by definition, they are a virtuous people pursing a deific end. They are willing to use any means necessary to gain momentary advantage in achieving their end, regardless of collateral consequences and the systemic implications. They never ask whether the actions they take could be justified as a general rule of conduct, equally applicable to all sides.> Conservatives, on the other hand, do not seek an earthly paradise. We are interested in preserving over the long run the proper balance of freedom and order necessary for healthy development of natural civil society and individual human flourishing. … This means that we naturally test the propriety and wisdom of action under a Rule of Law standard. The essence of this standard is to ask what the overall impact on society over the long run if the action we are taking, or principle we are applying in a given circumstance, was universalized — that is, would it be good for society over the long haul if this was done in all like circumstances?“Any means necessary” is an understatement.Over the last three years, we’ve witnessed the attempted coup by progressive Democrats and deep-state operatives to remove Donald Trump, the duly elected president of the United States, using manufactured evidence to frame him for colluding with our Russian enemies. After that failed, they now seek to impeach him over disagreements in foreign policy regarding Ukraine.Then there are the more militant, violent factions of the Left, like antifa and Black Lives Matter. These groups have taken to the streets, rioting, dragging people from their cars and beating them, assaulting elderly people, and viciously beating reporters who covered their criminal behavior.It is a tragic irony that, even as leftists demand a cornucopia of new “rights” at taxpayer expense, they are actively and often violently suppressing actual, enumerated constitutional rights. Leftists are relentless in their efforts to repeal the Second Amendment through gun control. They suppress free speech through “speech codes” that constrain utterances to only those expressions approved by the politically correct mob.And when that fails, they turn to threats of violence, shouting down opponents, doxxing, disrupting speeches, firebombing, and physical violence.Ironically, and completely lacking in self-awareness, American progressives demand more government even as they warn that the president is a despotic tyrant.A stable, just society cannot long survive such lawlessness and violence. Americans must understand that if the rights of one are violated, the rights of all are violated.No longer can Americans of good will stand idly by and allow the mob to crush those they oppose. We must defend our rights now or lose them forever. 

 ~The Patriot Post  


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