Wednesday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE GETS SET: Democrats push impeachment to next phase with Dec. 4 hearing (Associated Press)

PRESIDENT NOTIFIED: Trump knew about whistleblower complaint before Ukraine aid released (The Wall Street Journal)

Government & Politics

EXPLANATION: Trump: Here’s the real reason I held back money from Ukraine and blocked impeachment testimony (The Daily Wire)

I’LL SUE YA: House Democrats sue Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over “brazen obstruction” of census subpoenas (National Review)

MIGRANT REQUIREMENT STALLED: Federal judge blocks Trump health insurance rule for immigrants (Fox News)

ANTI-TRUMP HIT JOB: New Fusion GPS info confirms the special-counsel probe was a hit job (The Federalist)

National Security

HARDBALL: U.S. to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists (Reuters)

PLAYING RIGHT INTO HIS HANDS: Vladimir Putin endorses 2020 Democrats energy policy (Washington Examiner)

Heartland & Economy

UNSUSTAINABLE: U.S. birth rate falls for fourth year in a row (NBC News)

PERPETUALLY GREAT: Dow scores 100th record close under Trump (Fox Business)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Native American health scandal shows why government-run care can be deadly (The Federalist)

POLICY: Is armed security the solution to mass shootings? (RealClearPolicy)

HUMOR: Trump pardons racist turkey with bigoted ideologies and ties to Putin (NPC Daily)  ~The Patriot Post      

Trump invited to impeachment hearing next week

by Susan Ferrechio{ } ~ The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first public impeachment hearing next week, and President Trump is invited to testify, panel Democrats announced Tuesday… “At base, the president has a choice to make: He can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process,” Chairman scumbag liar-Jerrold Nadler of New York said. “I hope that he chooses to participate in the inquiry, directly or through counsel, as other presidents have done before him.” The Democratic congressman sent a letter to Trump inviting him to attend and to let the panel know “as soon as possible” if he plans to make an appearance. The proceedings will tackle the “constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment.” Under a resolution dictating the terms of the proceedings, the hearing will permit White House lawyers to participate and defend Trump, who Democrats believe abused his office by seeking Ukraine’s help investigating former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee. scumbag liar-Nadler said the hearing will “explore the framework put in place to respond to serious allegations of impeachable misconduct like those against President Trump. ” The panel announced the Dec. 4 hearing a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff said he would begin producing a report on weeks of public and closed-door witness interviews relating to the impeachment proceedings. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting articles of impeachment against Trump unless Democrats back down on their effort to oust the president.   .

worthless-Ilhan Omar is a ‘Qatari asset,’ witness confirms Jerusalem Post report

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS{ } ~ Congresswoman worthless-Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota-5th) was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government, and passed sensitive information through intermediaries to Iran… a Florida court has been told. The claims came during testimony by Kuwati-born Canadian businessman Alan Bender, who was giving evidence in the trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani. The Qatari emir’s brother stands accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people, and of holding an American citizen hostage. His deposition, obtained by Al Arabiya English, was authenticated by the attorney for the plaintiffs, according to the publication.  Speaking from Toronto by video link, Bender told the Florida District Court that he met with Qatar’s Secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Masnad and two other senior Qatari officials.  According to his sworn deposition, the three officials told him: “If it wasn’t for our cash, worthless-Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends.” Bender testified that the officials asked him to recruit American politicians and journalists as Qatari assets, and that when he objected, was told that several prominent figures were already on the payroll. worthless-Omar was described as the “jewel in the crown,” he said.  Qatar “recruited worthless-Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official… They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her,” he added. “Since the day she was elected, Saudi Arabian trolls and mouthpieces have targeted worthless-Omar with misinformation and conspiracy theories,” a spokesperson for the Congresswoman wrote in a statement to The Jerusalem Post… What are you going to do about this liar-Pelosi look the other way.  

Iranian Commander Threatens The U.S. Claiming They Will Destroy Us

by ~ This is why education is so important. This Iranian Commander is confidently threatening the United States… This is beyond ballsy, this is just plain suicidal…  “The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Monday threatened to destroy the United States and its Middle Eastern allies, accusing them during a televised speech of instigating violent protests that erupted earlier this month after the announcement of massive fuel price hikes. Speaking to tens of thousands of people holding signs with anti-U.S. slogans in Tehran’s Revolution Square, Gen. Hossein Salami accused the U.S., Britain, Saudi Arabia and Israel of fueling the deadly unrest. “We have shown restraint. … We have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime Israel and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said. “If you cross our red line, we will destroy you. We will not leave any move unanswered.”  “The demonstrators, waving the Iranian flag and banners that read “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”, descended on Enqelab Revolution Square. Some in the crowd set fire to American flags. “Iran has accused the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia of engineering large protests sparked by a 200 percent jump in the price of gasoline. Officials said the demonstrations turned violent because of the intervention of “thugs” backed by royalists and Iran’s arch-enemies.” “Long-fraught relations between Tehran and Washington plunged to a new low in May last year when the US unilaterally withdrew from an international deal that gave Iran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear program.” Iran is doing this to themselves. If they wanted to regain an alliance with us all they would have to do is promise to stop with the nuclear program. If they did that, they wouldn’t have to worry about sanctions from the U.S. or our allies.  

DOJ vows appeal after judge orders ex-White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress

By Gregg Re { } ~ Former White House counsel Don McGahn must appear before Congress pursuant to a subpoena issued earlier this year, a Washington, D.C. federal judge ruled late Monday… in a major setback to President Trump’s effort to keep aides from testifying before House impeachment investigators.If McGahn wanted to assert executive privilege to avoid testifying, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled, he would need to appear before Congress and do it himself, likely on a question-by-question basis. It remained possible, Jackson said, that the “requested information is itself subject to withholding consistent with the law on the basis of a recognized privilege” — but, “as far as the duty to appear is concerned, this Court holds that Executive branch officials are not absolutely immune from compulsory congressional process.” A senior Justice Department official told Fox News the department would appeal Judge Jackson’s decision and seek a stay pending that appeal. Should a higher court uphold the ruling, it could set a binding precedent affecting future disputes between Congress and the White House involving executive privilege, which generally allows the president and high-level officials to refuse to answer certain questions that might impair deliberative processes or compromise presidential communications and the separation of powers. The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed McGahn on April 22, but the White House quickly blocked his appearance. Monday’s ruling had apparent ramifications for Democrats seeking to compel other top White House officials to testify as part of their ongoing impeachment inquiry concerning the president’s Ukraine policy. The panel has been probing possible obstruction of justice by the president in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. “I am pleased the court has recognized that the Trump Administration has no grounds to withhold critical witness testimony from the House during its impeachment inquiry,” Judiciary Committee Chairman scumbag liar-Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “Don McGahn is a central witness to allegations that President Trump obstructed Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, and the Administration’s claim that officials can claim ‘absolute immunity’ from Congressional subpoenas has no basis in law, as the court recognized today. Now that the court has ruled, I expect him to follow his legal obligations and promptly appear before the Committee.” Jackson, a Barack scumbag/liar-nObama appointee, ruled that the “venerated constitutional principles that animate the structure of our government and undergird our most vital democratic institutions” were at stake… Hey Judge Jackson what about the whistelbower?  VIDEO:  

scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff is scrambling to hide this one secret that will destroy his impeachment inquiry for good

by ~ The Deep State has been counting on scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff to take down President Trump through impeachment. But things aren’t going well… And scumbag/liar-Schiff is now scrambling to hide this one secret that will destroy his impeachment inquiry for good. One of scumbag/liar-Schiff’s star witnesses is Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official who he had testify on Thursday. The mainstream media is picking and choosing parts of her testimony to support their impeachment narrative. But they are ignoring one big fact that should disqualify her entire testimony. As it turns out, Hill worked for the author of the infamous Russia dossier — Christopher Steele.Steele, a former British spy, propagated a number of false claims in order to justify the formation of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, all while operating with funds from scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton. Fiona Hill, the former National Security Council (NSC) official who is testifying in Thursday’s impeachment inquiry, admitted in her closed-door deposition to having worked with Russia “dossier” author Christopher Steele. Steele, a former British spy, was hired by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to find dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. The firm was paid by Trump’s political opponents, particularly the Democratic National Committee and the scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton campaign. His “dossier” produced a slew of unsubstantiated, salacious accusations, some of them were proven false outright. But the FBI used it to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign associates. Hill was asked directly about her work with Steele. She portrayed it as a product of circumstance, and said that she believed he was being fed misinformation by Russians, perhaps as payback for his past spying on them. Some of the information also came from Ukraine, though Hill dismissed Ukrainian interference as a “fictional narrative.” “He was my counterpart when I was the director, the national intelligence officer,” she testified. This should be front-page news, but of course the mainstream media will ignore this.   

Impeachment Democrats Really Don’t Understand What They Are Doing

By Christopher Chantrill{ } ~ After reading about the shabby effort to advance the impeachment of President Trump over the last two weeks I think it is time for a civics lesson. Maybe that is necessary because they don’t teach civics in the schools and universities anymore… They teach social justice. And kids today need to advertise their social justice activism if they want to get into the Tiger Moms’ favorite universities.  Let us have a quick refresher on civics. Our Founders lived in a time that worried about kings and religion. As rich commoners they wanted to curb the power of kings and nobles, and they knew from the experience of the Reformation and the Thirty Years War that religion and politics were a lethal combination. The Founders thought that if you wanted to avoid kings overdoing their appetite for loot and plunder and religious fanatics overdoing their appetite for moral rectification you needed to separate the powers of the world. Their idea was to start with separating political powers, so that no single king or politician could concentrate all the powers of the state to himself. As Montesquieu said: I have a plan for that.Then the Founders decided in the First Amendment to prevent a state church, to make it a little more difficult to “legislate morality.” Legislating morality is a moral imperative when Our Guys do it; it is a crime against humanity when the Other Guys do it.  Of course, anyone with a totalitarian appetite to change the world, whether left or right, finds the separation of powers to be a useless and “obsolete” appendage, according to Jean-François Revel. On the contrary, he writes in The Totalitarian Temptation, the separation of powers …is extremely difficult to maintain, it requires a high level of civic consciousness and despite its age it remains the basis of every democracy. Oh! You mean that the ruling class should teach the kiddies all about the Constitution, the separation of powers, and all that dead white male stuff? But none of the Founders’ ideas can work if people think the system is all stitched up by the Other Guys. When people think that the system is closed to them they start to think about rebellion…  

‘scumbag/liar-Schiff Show’ Roundup: Dems Get Cold Feet?

Thomas Gallatin:  President Donald Trump blasted Democrats and Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff in particular for their partisan impeachment charade in an interview Friday. “I want a trial,” Trump insisted. “There should never be an impeachment. But assuming these people [Democrats] are as sleazy as they are … I want to see Adam Schiff testify about the whistleblower — who’s a fake whistleblower. The one who I want to testify most is ‘scumbag/liar-Shifty Schiff.’” The president added, “It’s very hard for them to impeach me when they have absolutely nothing.”

On Sunday, scumbag/liar-Schiff responded to Trump’s call, asking, “What would I offer in terms of testimony?” Hilariously, he then claimed that if the Republicans were to “go down this road” it would demonstrate their “fundamental lack of seriousness,” making impeachment a “circus like the president would like.” Of course, there’s good reason for scumbag/liar-Schiff to testify — namely that his office coordinated with the “whistleblower” prior to the complaint being filed. scumbag/liar-Schiff needs to be questioned regarding his role in this whole sordid affair. When asked if he would be willing to testify if he were called, scumbag/liar-Schiff predictably demurred, “I don’t want to comment on it.”So, where does the impeachment play go from here? Recent polling shows that Democrats aren’t winning over Americans, as a clear majority of voters are now opposed to impeaching Trump. It has become clear to most Americans that the Democrats are engaged in a purely partisan effort, no matter how loudly they claim otherwise. Democrats’ repeated calls for Trump’s impeachment began before he was even sworn into office, totally undercutting their insistence that their intention is anything but a calculated hit job aimed at damaging Trump’s reelection bid.House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi now must scramble to keep Democrats from abandoning the impeachment ship. There are rumors that liar-Pelosi maybe considering backing off holding an impeachment vote, as a trial in the Senate would serve to further expose Democrat shenanigans that are responsible for orchestrating this whole ridiculous affair. The trouble for liar-Pelosi is that if she doesn’t hold a vote, she risks angering her party’s leftist base. It would look exactly like what it would be — a win for Trump.Next up, the impeachment ball moves to the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler (D-NY), where there will likely be more witnesses called to testify. liar-Pelosi and company will have to move fast if she still intends to hold an impeachment vote before Christmas.  ~The Patriot Post  


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