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Why do we send money to Ukraine? One thing the current impeachment hearings have made clear. As well as the whole Trump deep state conflict is that Ukraine is a corrupt, dung hole of a state and the Russians can have it. Its only purpose seems to be to take US money and redistribute to […]

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Donald Trump’s haters have been demanding his impeachment since the day of his inauguration. To that end they have cast about wildly for any reason imaginable. And in the process they have attempted to criminalize the normal actions of the president.

They just don’t like Trump. The Democrats, of course, but also the NeverTrumpers, just want him gone. There have been so many attempts that it is almost too hard to list them all. The Mueller investigation, of course. Remember how Trump was going to be impeached because of the Mueller report? Remember that the next time you hear a news report about a poll showing how the number of Americans who support the president has supposedly increased since six months ago. All that means is that some Americans, otherwise known as Democrats, wanted to impeach Trump for Russian Collusion before and now want to impeach Trump for Ukrainian…something. They want to impeach Trump no matter the reason and no matter the facts.

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Number one and Number two gone! This actually described President Trump’s announcement that our Special Forces nailed the No. 1 and No. 2 leadership of ISIS this week – huge news and accomplishment! The leadership behind mass murder, terror, beheadings, rape, kidnappings and torture has gone to meet his 64 virgins in paradise, and his […]

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When Trump and supporters say “No quid pro quo” what they mean – and should be more clear about – is “no improper quid pro quo”. When you look back at it, Trump was clearly suspicious of the Ukraine government and considered it corrupt. He campaigned on limiting financial support to unworthy partners across the […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Fog of Impeachment

 

“If it’s a mist in the pulpit, it’s a fog in the pew.” An old Baptist preacher said that years ago and it always stuck with me. Translated into secular-speak, if the speaker doesn’t present a simple, direct, crystal-clear message, the audience will never retain it.

Speaker Pelosi apparently never heard this advice. In theory, Democrats want to impeach Trump for colluding with Ukraine to get dirt on Biden. But when reporters asked her about the issue Tuesday, she blamed Ukraine’s archenemy, Vladimir Putin.

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Only in song can we put the whole Trump-Ukraine phone call into proper perspective. Sung to the tune of “Cocaine”:

Mueller didn’t come through,
There’s only one thing to do—
Ukraine!
Though our ratings may slump,
This time we’re gonna get Trump!
Ukraine!
Got him now, got him now, got him now . . .
Ukraine!

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Happy Friday! We’re finally back to our usual format today, so join Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America to wrap up the week in style. First, they nod along as Vice President Mike Pence asks the media why they suddenly don’t care about foreign meddling in the 2016 campaign now […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a solid September jobs report, including a lower unemployment rate and a reduction in people leaving the labor force. They also break down the text messages among U.S. diplomats about President Trump’s approach to Ukraine, with one clearly seeing a quid pro quo […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America look forward to Clint Eastwood’s new film about how the FBI and media convinced America Richard Jewell was the Olympic Park bomber back in 1996, ruined the man’s life, and obviously learned very little from this debacle. They’re hopeful the movie will tell the […]

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The Dems, the perp, and the cop When a crime is committed, there are two people who will always end up at the scene of the crime: the perpetrator of the crime – the perp; and the investigator of the crime – the cop. The cop investigating the crime will attempt to get all the […]

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I believe that President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president was legitimate diplomacy, and should never have become the subject of a whistleblower complaint. I further believe that since the president doesn’t work for the Intelligence Community, the DNI and the ICIG have no jurisdiction to even consider the complaint. I also believe that this […]

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The New York Times has reported that Trump bête noire Rep. Adam Schiff (D–CA) knew about the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint before it was filed. This revelation gives the president’s supporters more evidence that the anonymous CIA officer’s filing is a partisan effort.

Two weeks ago, Schiff claimed on MSNBC that he hadn’t spoken with the whistleblower. Well, his phrasing was a bit more lawyerly than that:

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Driving in to work this morning I was listening to talk radio as usual. News and weather and traffic every fifteen minutes. The news is a mix of local and national. Usually shallow headline-y stuff. This morning I was struck by the presentation of two of the news stories. I was reminded, for the millionth […]

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The political climate in the United States recorded new lows last week as the Democrats began a concerted effort to impeach Donald Trump for his telephone conversation on July 25, 2019 with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The conversation was no clandestine affair but rather took place in a fishbowl before both a bevy of professional notetakers located in the White House situation room and a squad of Ukrainian observers.

The President released this conversation after an anonymous whistleblower filed a complaint on August 12, 2019 with Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California. That letter asserted ominously that “in the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. The interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s domestic political rivals,” which in this case referred to former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

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Sunday was a good day for the Democrats. Let’s concede that. Every major television network devotes an hour of their Sunday morning programming to their political shows, and today, all anybody was talking about was the Ukraine conversation. The Democratic Party sent a message today through their MSM allies that the president is corrupt, and […]

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TrumpRoadrunnerIt has been 40 plus years since we last took a firehose to the stables of the “intelligence community.” Human being are still fallen, not new and improved. Our institutions, our creations, reflect our individual and collective limitations, our flaws. All conservatives used to know this, with the phrase “if men were angels…” not so far in the back of mind. Yet, for the past two decades, we have been treated to the doubtful claim that we can trust all our government employees to be faithful and wise servants.* The past few years, at least since the IRS assault on the Tea Party, have provided significant evidence to the contrary, and suggest that we need something like new Church Committee hearings.

The acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, implausibly testified to Congress that the “whistleblower” had integrity and no political intent. Anyone who read the declassified complaint, even without reading the telephone conversation memorialization, knew this was disingenuous nonsense. As has been laid out since Maguire’s testimony, this complaint was obviously fabricated by a lawyer or team of lawyers, not an ordinary CIA officer.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America take note of how it took less than 48 hours for Democrats to turn the impeachment process into a farce as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff opened Thursday’s hearing with a stunningly twisted version of the transcript documenting the Trump-Zelensky phone call in […]

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This “whistleblower” complaint is pure garbage. (Read it here yourself.) Who in the hell is this person? We don’t know. We certainly didn’t vote for him for anything. What gives him the right to interfere in US foreign policy? And that’s what this is about. It is an attempt by a deep state swamp creature, with the aid of the fake news, Democrats, and of course NeverTrumpers, to prevent Donald Trump from performing the normal duties of the office of the president. These people still haven’t gotten over the fact that their preferred candidate lost in 2016. They have not accepted that Trump is president.

The leaker, not whistleblower, writes in his complaint that he did not listen to the July 25 phone call between Presidents Trump and Zelenskyy and had not seen the transcript. So he knows nothing about the call, at all. But he describes it as having happened “early in the morning,” a totally unnecessary description for a call that started at 9AM. Is that early? Not really. But describing it as “early in the morning” somehow makes it sound suspect, shady, suspicious. He then goes on to cite, for several pages, various news items about Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s tweets, and appearances by both Trump and Guiliani on Fox News. In other words, he has no knowledge of anything and is using publicly available information.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America go through the transcript of the Trump phone call with Ukrainian Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky and conclude virtually no minds will be changed by it when it comes to impeachment. They also explain why the transcript is still bad for President Trump and possibly Joe Biden. […]

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