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I have been really wrong about the Ukraine thing in several respects.
(1) I assumed that Giuliani and Trump were just making a seat of the pants request to the Ukrainians to look at Biden and I found that irritatingly stupid but not unlawful. Turns out that Giuliani had compiled a fairly detailed record of evidence of malfeasance and coverup and that the Ukrainians were already looking into it. Characterizing the call as some kind of spontaneous browbeating to start up an inquiry was spectacularly dishonest.
(2) I paid no attention to the story back in April about US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and her role in blocking Ukranian investigators from coming to meet to the USDOJ about several issues, including Burisma. At that time, I could not tell (or, to be honest, care) whether these were the corrupt anti-corruption officials or the non-corrupt anti-corruption officials and paid no attention. The bleating by State Dept career types outraged that Trump fired such a sterling professional seemed like background noise.
Now it looks like Ambassador Yovanovich may be the most brazen deep-state player since Andy McCabe. Hip-deep in the efforts to go after Manafort while many (protected) Democrats fed at the very same trough, it now appears that she made every effort to stonewall efforts to reveal extensive corruption involving American (Democrat) political and financial interests. It also appears likely that resentment over her firing may be a causal event in the development of the Schiff Circus and its “whistleblower(s).”
(3) I completely missed the fact that this offensive regarding Ukraine is clearly a calculated pre-emptive strike because the more we get to look at the origins of Russiagate, the more all roads lead to Kyiv and a very broad pattern of both political and financial corruption by the minions of Barack and Hillary. I had just assumed this latest it was just another random attack on Trump.
I will be looking for bulk popcorn deals on Amazon today because I think fun stuff is about to unfold that Ricochetti can sit back and enjoy.Published in