Texts = NothingBurger

By GREGG JARRETT

{thegreggjarrett.com } ~ The House Democrats released documents that they said, “reflect serious concerns raised by a State Department official about the detrimental effects of withholding crucial military assistance from Ukraine… and the importance of setting up a meeting between President Trump and the Ukrainian president without further delay.”  Some of the documents included texts from Kurt Volker, former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, to other state department officials. In one text Bill Taylor, the chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, asked if it is true that the administration is withholding funding to force the Ukrainians to launch investigations into the 2016 election hacking case. In a group text, Taylor wrote, “I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.” Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, replied “Bill, I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quos of any kind. The President is trying to evaluate whether Ukraine is truly going to adopt the transparency and reforms that President Zelenskiy promised during his campaign. I suggest we stop the back and forth by text.” Conveniently, the democrats are leaving out Sonland’s dismissal of Taylor’s suggestion that there is a quid pro quo occurring. Some of the other evidence that they point to as proof of strong-arming the Ukrainian government is the fact that the President canceled his trip that included a meeting with Warsaw, Poland, where he was scheduled to meet Zelensky. They fail to mention that the reason the trip was canceled was that Hurricane Dorian, at the time a category 4 storm, was threatening to make landfall in Florida, work its way up the east coast, possibly leaving a trail of destruction.  https://thegreggjarrett.com/volker-texts-nothingburger/  

scumbag-Schiff’s Push For Impeachment Gets ‘Disappointing’ ‘Setback’ After New Testimony

By  Ryan Saavedra

{dailywire.com } ~ House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag-Adam Schiff (D-CA) reportedly suffered a “disappointing” “setback” on Thursday… in his efforts leading the Democrats’ push to impeach President Donald Trump. “Former U.S. Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker on Thursday spent hours testifying with congressional investigators who are seeking to discover if he played any role in Trump’s efforts to obtain from Ukrainian officials information on the son of 2020 presidential hopeful Joseph R. loose lips liar-Biden Jr.,” Roll Call reported. “About two-and-a-half hours into Volker’s deposition, Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, emerged and told reporters that scumbag-Schiff wanted to limit certain members from questioning Volker and that the California Democrat had barred State Department lawyers from participating in the closed briefing.”Fox News reporter Brooke Singman tweeted: “NEW: per a source with knowledge of ongoing #Volker interview: ‘The information provided by Amb. Volker so far does nothing to advance @Repscumbag-AdamSchiff theory of the case. Volker’s testimony seems to be a disappointing event –and likely a setback–for the #impeachment effort.’”Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted: “scumbag-Schiff when he emerges from Volker interivew: I won’t have any comments about the interview so it’s concluded.”CNN reporter Manu Raju tweeted: “scumbag-Schiff refused to comment about the whistleblower and whether any one on his staff knows whistleblower identity.”…https://www.dailywire.com/news/schiffs-push-for-impeachment-gets-disappointing-setback-after-new-testimony  

It’s Not A Crime For Trump To Ask China And Ukraine To Investigate loose lips liar-Biden  

By David Marcus 

{thefederalist.com } ~ President Trump threw a glass of cold water over the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives today by essentially stipulating to the main allegation being made against him… In fact, he doubled down on it. Asked about what he wants Ukrainian President Volomydyr Zelensky to do about Hunter loose lips liar-Biden’s business dealings there Trump said, “I would recommend that they start an investigation into the loose lips liar-Bidens.” He also suggested that China should open a similar investigation. But what Trump was mostly saying is that he is the president and there is nothing wrong with saying such things to foreign leaders. The issue of whether the president may urge foreign leaders to conduct investigations of American citizens running for office has now become the crux of the impeachment inquiry. Long gone now are allegations of any quid pro quo with Zelensky. That ship sailed when the transcript of Trump’s call with the Ukrainian leader offered no evidence that the president was offering military aid as a carrot, which was the initial allegation. Now Democrats insist that no quid pro quo is needed to prove a high crime or misdemeanor occurred during the phone call. Instead, they insist, this is a question of an illegal campaign contribution. They seem to be suggesting that Trump was asking the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on his political rival loose lips liar-Joe Biden, rather than asking them to root out corruption that allegedly involved his son Hunter loose lips liar-Biden, and potentially the former vice president himself. But is that a high crime or misdemeanor? We know that Hunter loose lips liar-Biden took an extremely lucrative job from a Ukrainian energy concern for which he had no relevant experience. Is it really so strange for Americans to want to know if what he was really offering was access to the vice president? Likewise we know that Hunter loose lips liar-Biden traveled to China with his father on Air Force Two in 2013, and that during that trip he met with a Chinese banker, and 10 days after the trip the Chinese granted a license for a new fund on which Hunter was a board member…  https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/03/its-not-a-crime-for-trump-to-ask-china-and-ukraine-to-investigate-biden/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=0d95014602-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-0d95014602-83771801   . 

Rush Limbaugh: If impeach case so strong, why do they ‘lie’

bywnd.com~ Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh notes Democrats believe that the impeachment against President Trump is obvious, solid and there for the taking… So, he wondered on his nationally syndicated show Monday why it seems that just about everything in the media about impeachment is a “lie.” “Pay attention,” he said. “The one thing that will get you through this and the one thing that you have to understand, is practically everything in the media about impeachment is a lie. Everything is a lie. There isn’t any of it that is true, except if you switch things and have it apply to things the Democrats have done. Then most of it becomes true.” Limbaugh charged media “make it up to fit whatever objection is raised.” “They make it up to fit whatever suspicion is raised about what they’re doing. There are no boundaries here, folks,” he said. “They’re gonna get rid of Donald Trump by hook or crook no matter what, and it doesn’t matter how. It doesn’t matter the mechanism. It doesn’t matter the validity. They’re going to do it. They have intended to do it since election night of 2016.” He said the lies “are too numerous for me to list,” but one of the biggest was delivered by Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who read what he later defended as a “parody” of Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “The Democrats right after the election had launched their Russia collusion claims, but they failed. Then they accused the president of obstruction, and that failed. Then they charged corruption, and that went nowhere. Now they’re on to impeachment for a telephone call,” Limbaugh said. The question, he said, is why do the Democrats have to lie if the case for impeachment is so obvious, as they contend. “The question answers itself. Trump has not committed an impeachable offense in any way, shape, manner, or form,” Limbaugh said. He noted the whistleblower form was altered just before the complaint was filed against Trump to allow hearsay. “You think that’s coincidental? This thing has been planned as part of the Trump-Russia collusion plan,” he said…  https://www.wnd.com/2019/09/rush-limbaugh-impeach-case-strong-lie/ 

scumbag-Schiff Collusion with Whistleblower the Last Straw

By Daniel John Sobieski

{americanthinker.com } ~ Perhaps House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), would like to produce a transcript of his secret meeting with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2018… Or maybe someone like ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) can make up a “parody” and read it into the record, as scumbag-Schiff did with President Trump’s call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, both of whom publicly denied any collusion, pressure, or quid pro quo. Liar and leaker scumbag-Schiff had a transcript of the call and still made up his fable rivaling his fairy tale about having mounds of available evidence for everyone to see abut Trump’s mythical collusion with Russia. We don’t have a transcript of scumbag-Schiff’s meeting with Simpson, so we should be even freer to make stuff up about what each said, what each meant and heard, and what quid was promised for which quo. Like scumbag-Schiff’s Russian collusion delusion, Ukrainegate, to coin a phrase, is a made up scandal involving a questionable document with unverifiable or incorrect statements and allegations, chock-full of made up stuff and hearsay. Like the Steele dossier produced through Fusion GPS, the Ukraine “whistleblower’s” letter to the inspector general is largely unverifiable hearsay or outright fiction. Written by a CIA mole assigned to the White House who was not in the room or on the call, it is designed for one purpose: to bring down a sitting and duly elected president. Now we find that scumbag-Adam Schiff and committee staff had a copy of the letters before it was submitted to the I.G. On Wednesday, the New York Times published a report that scumbag-Schiff “learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint.”  As the New York Times related:  The early account by the future whistle-blower shows how determined he was to make known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election. It also explains how Mr. scumbag-Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it. … Before going to Congress, the C.I.A. officer had a colleague convey his accusations to the agency’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that avenue for airing his allegations was unfolding, the officer then approached a House Intelligence Committee aide, alerting him to the accusation against Mr. Trump.  In both cases, the original accusation was vague. The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. scumbag-Schiff. scumbag-Schiff and his staff claim they had no hand in writing or editing the letter and did not coach the so-called whistleblower, even though his letter reads more like a legal brief written by a committee of lawyers. scumbag-Schiff, with  his track record, is not to be believed…  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/schiff_collusion_with_whistleblower_the_last_straw.html  

 .No One Is Above the Law’ Rallying Cry Could Backfire on Democrats

 Byron York

“No one is above the law,” said House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi as she announced the Democratic effort to impeach President Donald Trump over the Ukraine matter. The phrase has become a Democratic mantra in the new impeachment push. But it could, in the end, serve to highlight the weakness of the Democratic strategy.The reason is, by stressing that Trump is not “above the law,” Democrats are basing their case against the president on the argument that he broke the law and must be held accountable. But it’s not at all clear that Trump broke any laws in the Ukraine matter. In the face of a vigorous Republican defense, any argument on that question is likely to end inconclusively.Democrats might better say, “No president is above impeachment,” which lacks punch but is more accurate. Doing so, however, would emphasize the political nature of the battle and could make it more difficult for Democrats to win broad support for removing Trump. So they say, “No one is above the law.” But what, exactly, does that mean?In his analysis of the case, the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, wrote that Trump might have violated campaign finance laws. “U.S. laws and regulations prohibit a foreign national, directly or indirectly, from making a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a federal, state, or local election,” Atkinson wrote.The Democratic case is this: Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate allegations that loose lips liar-Joe Biden and his son Hunter loose lips liar-Biden were involved in corruption in Ukraine. Any information Zelensky provided to Trump would be a “thing of value” and thus an illegal foreign campaign contribution.Some experts are not buying it.“I think it’s absurd,” Bradley Smith, a former Federal Election Commission chair and a frequent critic of campaign finance laws, said in an email exchange. “If a ‘thing of value’ were interpreted so broadly, it would mean that foreign governments are consistently violating the ban in foreign spending whenever they take official actions that may benefit one candidate or another. Similarly, Americans would have to report such activity to the FEC. That is clearly not the law.”A more practical analysis of what is wrong with applying the “things of value” standard in the Trump-Ukraine case came from, of all places, the Mueller report. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors considered charging Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., with a campaign finance violation in relation to the infamous June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting. The Mueller report contained a detailed analysis of the issues involved and the reasons why the special counsel’s prosecutors concluded they could not make a winning case.The issue involved Russians offering allegedly incriminating information on scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign. Even if Mueller believed he could convince a jury that the information was a “thing of value” — in effect, an illegal campaign contribution — he had to concede that “no judicial decision has treated the voluntary provision of uncompensated opposition research or similar information as a thing of value that could amount to a contribution under campaign-finance law.”Discussing the Mueller Trump Tower issue, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy wrote: “So, while there might be some conceivable scenario in which acquiring information from a foreign source for use in a campaign could be a federal crime, it is highly unlikely — so unlikely that some Type-A prosecutors wisely decided that the huzzahs they’d have gotten for indicting the president’s son were outweighed by the humiliation they’d endure when the case inevitably got thrown out of court.”Weak as it is, the campaign finance violation case appears to be the Democrats’ best chance of showing Trump broke the law. But there are other possible cases. Some suggest Trump might have solicited a bribe by offering foreign aid to Ukraine in exchange for dirt on loose lips liar-Biden. That, too, would be an extraordinarily difficult argument to make.Others suggest Trump obstructed justice — another long shot. And still others suggest Trump was involved in a conspiracy, which would require showing not only that the president committed a crime, but that he conspired with others to do it. Yet another long shot.The bottom line is, it will be very, very hard for House Democrats to show that Trump committed a crime in the Ukraine affair. Which is why some Democrats seem to be moving toward accusing Trump of engaging in misconduct that is more difficult to define, like violating his oath of office or betraying his country. Those are charges that seem solemn and weighty, but are also fuzzy enough to use without getting into any detailed — and losing — legal argument.The Constitution says a president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” There has been a very long debate on what that means. To lay ears, it sounds like the president must be shown to have committed a crime to be impeached and removed from office. But the framers did not define “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and it is up to Congress to decide whether a president should be impeached, and, if so, on what grounds.So far, Democrats have not helped their cause by accusing Trump of criminal behavior. “No man is above the law” sounds good, but it requires the impeachers to make a case that the president did, indeed, break the law. In coming days, look for Democrats to seek an easier route.  ~The Patriot Post

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