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The Democrats’ Disgrace
By Justin O. Smith
Last Updated 9/28/2019 10:44 PM
“What these guys are doing to this country is a disgrace, and it shouldn’t be allowed.” ~ President Donald J. Trump
Impeachment and ending President Trump’s presidency has been the sole agenda of the Democrats in Congress, since even before his inauguration, and the recent Gossip Leaker’s third hand information and “revelations” concerning a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has sparked allegations of a “quid pro quo” situation that ignited the latest media dumpster fire and finally provoked Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call for an “impeachment inquiry” on September 24th, even though the President has committed no wrong in this instance. This is the first move in a ruse to deflect from major problems within the Democratic Party in the lead up to the 2020 election and see President Trump defeated one way or another, if their wildest desires are fulfilled.
Unfortunately, America is witness to the death of truth in this age of disinformation, that has made narratives the political weapon of choice to harass, neutralize and impede President Trump’s policy agenda. Their big gun of Russian Collusion failed, the “racism” narrative is failing too, and so now, the Ukraine Quid Pro Quo narrative is next in the chute.
Democrats assert that President Trump’s mention of an investigation into Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden — Democrat candidate for president, and allegations of corruption regarding his ties to a Ukrainian energy company is an impeachable offense. They fail to question Hunter’s placement on the board of Burisma, despite a complete lack of any qualifications, other than access to the Vice-President. They fail to mention that the corruption investigation into Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, and Hunter’s ties to Burisma was squashed, due to then Vice-President Joe Biden’s threat to withhold one billion dollars in aid, unless Viktor Shokin, Ukraine’s top prosecutor, was fired, which is the real “quid pro quo” they don’t want to acknowledge.
One certainly cannot ignore Joe’s own words: “I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well … He got fired.”
Hypocrisy and the ol’ Democratic Party hypocrisy are on full display, too, since it seems that not a single person was ever concerned over recent attempts by Democrats to strong arm and coerce Ukraine to continue four investigations important to Mueller’s Russia-Gate/Trump ‘collusion” investigation.
Approximately five months ago, Senators Richard Durbin, Patrick Leahy and Robert Menendez, all Democrats, wrote a letter to Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s prosecutor general, expressing concerns over these investigations that were being closed, and they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake.
They are pinning their hopes to the transcript, that President Trump recently released. But isn’t it curious that no one knew what was actually stated in that conversation, not even the so-called “whistle blower”, prior to the Democrats once again, in their ever present relentless style, screeching out their lies, false claims and cries for impeachment. There is so much about this story that stinks of another pre-planned event.
As events and manufactured Constitutional crises continue to unfold, it brings to mind a not so veiled threat from Senator Chuck Schumer in January 2017: Schumer stated: “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”
And true to those words, the Intel Community has acted as an adversary and antagonist against the President from that point on. One might rightly also surmise and suspect that the now rogue CIA has captured The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times and many other television cable news networks as well, and they have become a joint force that represents an enemy of the American people.
One should note that the Gossip Leaker is purportedly a CIA agent assigned to the White House — possibly Michael Barry, an assassination expert — whose complaint was composed as a legal brief, which suggests it is the work of several lawyers. The Gossip Leaker’s lawyer is Andrew Bakaj, a former CIA employee who once interned for both Senator Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton; ‘The Washingtonian’ reports that Bakaj “actually wrote the CIA’s internal rules on whistleblowing”. If so, Form 401 must have slipped his mind.
Does anyone really believe this “whistleblower” is motivated by pure patriotic conscientiousness? I certainly do not.
Gossip Leaker’s complaint states: “I was not a direct witness to most of the events described. However I found my colleagues’ accounts of these events to be credible because, in almost all cases, multiple officials recounted fact patterns that were consistent with one another.”
[Blog Editor – Of interest: Whistleblower’s Complaint Against Trump Cites George Soros-Funded NGO; By Tom Ozimek; The Epoch Times; 9/27/19]
The Intelligent Community Inspector General Form 401 page ii, Urgent Concern Disclosure Form reads as follows: “In order to find an urgent concern “credible”, the IC IG must be in possession of reliable, firsthand information. The IC IG cannot transmit information via the Intel Community Whistleblower Protection Act based on an employee’s secondhand knowledge of wrongdoing. This includes information received from another person, such as when a fellow employee informs you that he/she witnessed some type of wrongdoing. … Similarly, speculation about the existence of wrongdoing does not provide sufficient legal basis to meet the statutory requirements of the ICWPA.”
In other words, secondhand information must be dismissed out of hand. And if this Leaker was so concerned, he should have approached each of the “multiple” people with firsthand information and pressed them to come forward. Why hasn’t anyone with firsthand information presented a similar concern?
Updated info: I am evidently using the old 401 guidelines. Judge Jeanine just reported this evening – Sept 24th – that the rules concerning whistleblower information was changed to accept hearsay info, just 2 days before the CIA whistleblower wrote his complaint; this changes things to a certain degree, but it doesn’t change the deception or the corruption we are witnessing from our own intelligence community, as they try to circumvent a long held policy of rejecting hearsay and second and third hand conversations.
More details on suspicious Whistleblower source changes: Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge; By Sean Davis; The Federalist; 9/27/19
Screengrab of changes from The Federalist:
How the Inspector General ever determined the complaint was both “credible” and “urgent” is beyond me. The Department of National Intelligence did not see it to be a valid complaint, due to the lack of evidence supporting the complaint, and the DNI refused to release it to Congress.
Moments prior to testimony given by acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Representative Devin Nunes (R), member of the House Intelligence Committee, recently stated: “The Inspector General did not know the contents of the phone call at issue. The Inspector General found that the whistleblower displayed arguable political bias against Trump. The Department of Justice investigated the complaint and determined no action was warranted.”
There isn’t anything within the released transcript that arises to the level of a crime or an impeachable offense. President Zelensky was unaware that a previously approved U.S. defense package had been suspended, so a quid pro quo couldn’t have existed. He also has definitively stated that he was not placed under any pressure from President Trump, who only mention the Biden corruption case once. President Trump did not ask for fabricated evidence against Joe Biden eight times as asserted by Representative Adam Schiff, a liar of unparalleled notoriety. [Bold Emphasis Blog Editor’s]
However, the news isn’t good, as the Democrats contort themselves in a manner that would rival the most daring circus acts, to find something, anything, sinister in the quotes from Pres. Trump’s phone call with Pres. Zelensky. High crimes, misdemeanors and illegal acts exist in the Gossip Leaker’s complaint only in the minds and black hearts of Trump’s fiercest critics, which shouldn’t surprise anyone given the lack of integrity and literacy regarding the law, in their ranks; whistleblower laws are meant to protect brave souls who seek to stop any malfeasance and abuse of power, and they do not extend to miscreants seeking to use the law as a weapon against the President of the United States.
The Democrats haven’t formalized the impeachment process yet, since this is still an investigation in search of a crime. Once they actually win a vote in the House to move forward with impeachment, they will have to afford President Trump due process under the law.
Isn’t it ironic to find that Representative Adam Schiff once cautioned against an unwarranted push for impeachment?
On May 4th 2018, Adam Schiff wrote: “Impeachment is an extraordinary remedy, not to be entertained lightly, and in the case of a president, would mean putting the country through a deeply wrenching process. It is instead a remedy that must be considered soberly, mindful of the fact that removing a president from office should be the recourse for only the most serious transgressions.
Should the facts warrant impeachment, that case will be made more difficult politically if part of the country feels that removing Mr. Trump is the result that some of their fellow Americans were wishing for all along.”
Republican president or Democrat president, it matters not one bit, if a real crime has been committed against the United States by any president on any given day and he has betrayed the office, the Constitution and the trust of the American people, such a president must be removed. But this isn’t the time or such a case to go to such an extreme measure and use what once was a rare tool in the hands of Congress to be used at a point of grave crisis in American life, and more importantly, we, the American people, must stop allowing impeachment to be abused and ever more and increasingly weaponized by any political party intent on preserving its own power, in the current manner of the Democratic Party, which has already introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump on four occasions.
Something or somebody needs to do all within their ability and authority to end these seditious turpitudes. The machinery of the law must be turned on those who would betray America to Her enemies and the Deep State. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has the opportunity to do just that, so long as he doesn’t tarry too long and he strikes while the iron is hot.
This is a struggle that pits the American people and President Trump, who are fighting to preserve American traditions, principles and sovereignty, against Deep State agents and Communist bureaucratic academics deep within our federal government and their Democratic Party supporters among half the nation, who hold an unhinged hatred of Trump and currently seem to answer to transnationalists and globalists and have our nation’s destiny in an iron grip. They are unleashing everything imaginable and then some, unmindful of the push their actions give towards civil war, in their effort to undermine the Trump administration, making it more apparent than ever, that President Trump must purge the CIA and many other agencies, under the Executive Branch [Bold Emphasis Blog Editor’s], seven ways from Sunday in order to counter multiple Democratic Party initiated seditious shenanigans and acts of outright treason against America, aimed at undoing the results of the 2016 election.
By Justin O. Smith
Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.
Edited by John R. Houk
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