Now there isn’t any evidence of this. Even if there were, we’re not talking about an impeachable offense. And you notice with these people, everything Trump does is impeachable. Everything. Because they know they haven’t got a chance. It’s a slim chance of beating him in 2020. – Rush Limbaugh, 9/24/19
FoxNews.com reports that
A senior Trump administration official told Fox News late Tuesday that the administration will release a document showing the intelligence community inspector general found the whistleblower who leveled an explosive accusation against President Trump concerning his talks with Ukraine had “political bias” in favor of “a rival candidate” of the president.
The official did not identify the name of the rival candidate. Separately, a senior administration official told Fox News the White House has been working as quickly as it can to release to Congress the whistleblower complaint involving President Trump’s conversations with the leader of Ukraine, as long as it’s legally possible.
The news came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated a formal impeachment inquiry by alleging that the administration was hiding the complaint.
The senior administration official told Fox News that the White House had nothing to hide, that there has been no wrongdoing, and that the White House’s general position has been that it will make everything possible available to Congress or the public regarding Trump’s conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint to the intelligence community’s inspector general.
A source familiar with the matter told Fox News this week that the whistleblower had no firsthand knowledge of Trump’s July call with Zelensky. Trump vowed earlier Tuesday to release a “complete” transcript of the call by Wednesday.
A senior administration official told Fox News there are a “few words” in the transcript that will raise eyebrows, but it is nowhere near as inflammatory as Democrats have suggested.
The contents of the call, as well as the whistleblower complaint, could throw cold water on Democrats’ explosive suggestions that the president improperly threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless it investigated Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Republicans had predicted over the weekend that such an impeachment inquiry could backfire on Pelosi, and administration officials have said Trump was concerned only with broader corruption in Ukraine.
Joe Biden has acknowledged on camera that, when he was vice president, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, while Shokin was investigating the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was on the board. Shokin himself had separately been accused of corruption.
The House speaker specifically charged that the administration had violated the law by failing to turn over the whistleblower complaint. Citing testimony that the director of national intelligence was blocking the release of that complaint, she said: “This is a violation of law. The law is unequivocal.”
Fox News also was told the White House has taken steps to alleviate concerns about the precedential nature of releasing a transcript of the phone call with Zelensky. With the release of the transcript, the White House has put in place protections to preserve the confidential nature of conversations between the president and world leaders.
And, The New York Times reported that the White House had dropped its objection to the whistleblower speaking to Congress. That came after the GOP-controlled Senate passed a unanimous resolution seeking access to the whistleblower’s complaint.
DNI Inspector General Michael Atkinson said in a Sep. 9 letter to the House Intelligence Committee that the whistleblower complaint “appeared credible” and related to an “urgent” matter. But the DNI general counsel said days later that, after consulting with the DOJ, the matter did not meet the legal definition of an “urgent concern,” and was not subject to mandatory disclosure to Congress.
“Furthermore, because the complaint involves confidential and potentially privileged communications by persons outside the Intelligence Community, the DNI lacks unilateral authority to transmit such materials to the intelligence committees,” Jason Klitenic, the DNI general counsel, wrote.
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire will testify before the House Intelligence Committee at an open hearing on Thursday.
Just when you thought that the Fat Left Democratic Party could not be more tone deaf….
Pelosi goes out and announces that her and the rest of the useless self-aggrandizing camera hogs known as the House Democrats are going to attempt to impeach President Donald J. Trump on information gained from a Deep State politically-biased whistleblower, who has no firsthand knowledge of the phone call which launched this overreaction of the Democrats’.
So, basically, boys and girls, this will turn out to be as big a waste of our time AND MONEY as the failed Russian Collusion fiasco turned out to be.
San Fran Nan finally caved in to the “Impeach 45” House Democrats.
I think that Pelosi and the rest of the “Old Guard” in the Democrat Hierarchy are panicking over their own internal polling which is showing a political massacre in the 2020 Presidential Election in favor of President Trump.
She and the other House Dems are attempting to somehow combat Trump’s rising popularity and their tanking favorability ratings.
The past almost three years have clearly shown that the Far Left Democrats remain consumed by their grief over losing the 2016 Presidential Election and their hatred for the man who is now sitting in the Oval Office, Donald J. Trump.
The Democrats had put all their eggs in one basket: their fervent desire that somehow, someway, Robert Mueller could find some sort of impeachable offense against President Trump.
When he did not, they brought him in to testify, thinking that he would give some sort of information which would set the President up to be impeached.
That didn’t happen and the floor of the House of Representatives suddenly resembled the Tower of Babel…a whole lot of taking going on with no one listening to each other because they did not speak the same language.
By going forward with this impeachment process, even when there is nothing there, Pelosi and company hope to galvanize the Democratic Base with the help of all of the Trolls, paid and unpaid, who will be inundating social media every day with anti-Trump lies, just as they have since his election.
The biggest problem with their plan that the Democrats face is the fact that the President keeps on succeeding in fulfilling his Campaign Promises even though the Democrats, their Social Media Trolls, and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, have thrown every thing that they could think of at him, including Fake News Stories that they desperately made up.
The economy is booming, Trump keeps winning, and the Dems keep losing.
Despite the Fed’s efforts to slow America’s comeback down, new homes are being built and unemployment remains low.
And, average Americans are loving it.
They learned nothing at all during their almost 3 years out of power.
For the Democratic Party to begin winning elections again, they are going to have to not only abandon this absurd quest to impeach President Trump, they must abandon the Far Left Political Ideology, inspired by Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, which they have bitterly clung to as their “religion” for the past several decades.
The absurdity and downright anti-Americanism of their “Tenets of Faith” have been anathema to Americans living in America’s Heartland, the ones responsible for an American Businessman and Entrepreneur being elected our 45th President.
Those who sit in judgment of us average Americans like the Pharisees in the ancient Holy Land are going to have to climb down from their bar stools at the Washington Capitol Hill Country Club, and come home to visit us “common” people, attend ballgames, picnics, charitable public events, and even…GASP!…attend church with us, if they wish to represent average Americans in our Sovereign Nation’s Halls of Power again.
However, realistically, I do not see any of my suggestions coming to pass.
Democrats are too ensconced is their own belief system which states that…
- Americans are “jingoistic”.
- America is responsible for all of the world’s ills.
- The evils of American Capitalism are responsible for the world’s climate, not the God of Abraham.
- Perversion is perfectly normal.
- They ARE “The Smartest People in the Room”.
There are many more “Tenets of Faith” that the Democrats believe. However, for the sake of brevity, I will move on.
Years ago, the Democratic Party and reality took divergent paths.
Instead of serving the wishes of the American people as they are SUPPOSED to be doing, the Democrats in the House of Representatives are only serving themselves by refusing to end their quest for impeachment.
If they do not wake up and smell what they are shoveling and start taking care of the “will of the people” instead of their obsession with attempting to get Trump out of the Oval Office, the Democrats will go the way of the Whigs.
Their party’s slow and painful demise will be quite a spectacle to watch.
Judging from their lack of accomplishments thus far, this new attempt at impeaching President Trump by the Pelosi-led House Democrats is going to do nothing to halt the Dem’s downward descent into oblivion.
As Sir Isaac Newton wrote,
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The reaction has already started and will build to a climax on November 3, 2020.
And that is when the Constitution, which Pelosi so blithely quoted yesterday after her party has shown unbridled disdain and disrespect for it for all these years, once again shows that our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us not just a country, but a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
Until He Comes,