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We’ve Been Right All Along: The Real and Only Undeniable Truth About the 2016 Election “Collusion”

The Pelosi-Schiff-Nadler democrats are in the deep end of the shit pond and can’t even tread water…

CNS News: 71% Have Little or No Trust in House Impeachment Inquiry, Monmouth University Poll Shows

Yeah, Russia bought some bullshit ads and ran them on social media, most after the 2016 election.
And yes, there most definitely was collusion… but not between Donald Trump and his campaign.

Peter Strzok (FBI): “He will never be President, we will stop it.” The key word here is “we”.

AoSHQ: “Case Agent 1” Was a Major Driver of Fraud and Abuse in Crossfire Hurricane, “Primarily Responsible” for “Most Significant” Abuses, and Yet, Of Course, Remains an FBI Employee

AoSHQ: Who Is Case Agent 1?

Unmask the bastard.

The MSM and democrats were very quick to point out that IG Michael Horowitz’s FISA report proved there was no political bias in the FBI/DOJ or any other government agency in spying on— er, ‘investigating’ an American citizen and the campaign of Donald Trump.

Well, that is not exactly what Horowitz meant

It’s laughable for Inspector General Michael Horowitz to assert in his report that he found no political bias in the FBI’s spying of President Trump’s 2016 campaign. Of course he did. He simply refused to call it by its name.

Most of the national media are framing the report released this week as a disappointment for Trump because he and his supporters had expected it to blow the lid off pervasive misconduct and animus in the FBI toward the president. But the thing is, it more or less does that, even if it doesn’t offer the colorful language journalists need in order to see it for themselves.

Horowitz inexplicably stated early in his report that his office “did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision” to begin surveilling Trump campaign associate Carter Page back in 2016.

Yet, just three pages later, the report says that Horowitz’s investigation found seven times where FBI agents relied on “inaccurate, incomplete, or unsupported” information in order to continually seek reauthorization for the surveillance of Page and others in the campaign.

News coverage has framed this as a matter of paperwork errors or laziness that plagued an otherwise normal and above-board process. But that’s not the case. The report makes very clear that agents who were working on this investigation were overlooking inconvenient details and even withholding important information from the FISA court, which authorizes the spying, in order to continue justifying the project…

Horowitz’s ridiculous declaration that there was no “political bias or improper motivation” in the FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign is simply not true, and anyone who actually reads his report knows it.

Read the whole thing.

But it seemingly was the only thing democrat senators wanted him to answer with a simple ‘no’ to when they lamely asked, “Did you find political bias?”

Even Durham and Barr rejected some of Horowitz’s conclusions in the face of the vast bulk of his report that states otherwise. Well, Horowitz says he was surprised by Barr and Durham opposition, but he’s not budging. Horowitz could almost be accused of being Jim Comey 2.0 in having laid out a plethora of hard facts and evidence for a rock solid case (See; the Hillary Clinton case) that “Crossfire Hurricane” was indeed politically crafted and driven all the way through the FISA court, yet, he shrugs his shoulders and concludes there was no ‘there’ there, or some bullshit, when clearly there was a Hell of a money and criminal manipulation trail to the contrary.

Victoria Taft: This Is What a Bombshell Looks Like: Lindsey Graham Got IG to Confirm There Was ILLEGAL Spying on Trump Campaign … Yeee-uh-huh…

Sure sounds pretty fucking ‘politically motivated’ to me.

Then there’s Sen. Josh Hawley, since he clearly and concisely, and indisputably, concludes what exactly happened…

Sen. Ted Cruz…

Ryan Saavedra: Horowitz: FBI Created ‘Fraudulent Evidence’ In Investigation, Implies ‘Illegal Surveillance’

Madeline Osburn: 10 Times FBI Officials Conveniently Could ‘Not Remember’ Key Details Of Trump-Russia Probe: The DOJ IG interviewed more than 100 witnesses about what happened behind-the-scenes of the Crossfire Hurricane operation, but the details were a little fuzzy for some key players involved.

Breitbart: Daniel Goldman, Lead Impeachment Investigator, Claimed Steele Dossier Was True

FLASHBACK (May 2019) – Mollie Hemingway: New York Times Admits Obama Admin Deployed Multiple Spies Against Trump Campaign In 2016: The New York Times admitted on Thursday that the Obama administration deployed multiple spies against the Trump campaign in 2016, confirming recent comments by Attorney General William Barr that ‘spying did occur’ during the campaign.

Julie Kelly: James Comey’s War on America: His only loyalty is to himself, at the expense of the country.

Kimberley A. Strassel: The FBI’s Fusion Fiasco: Christopher Steele has little credibility left after the inspector general’s report.

Meanwhile, over in the Democrat Party House of Impeachment Pancakes…

Ryan Saavedra: Budget Office Releases New Legal Memo Indicating Delay In Ukraine Aid Was Routine

BPR: Thursday’s impeachment hearing gets heated: ‘The President didn’t get caught – the whistleblower got caught!’

Joy Pullmann: Impeachment Is Just Another Word For Delusional Democrats Holding The Nation Hostage: Democrats have been forcing us to watch ‘Groundhog Day: Trump Edition’ for three years straight because they refuse to accept that in America, the people are the sovereign, not the deep state Democrats control.

Daniel McCarthy: How Democrats lost the Impeachment War — and probably 2020: The party is struggling to adapt to the 21st century

FNC: Political scientist makes surprising claim: Trump impeachment would guarantee his re-election in 2020

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Twitchy: Politico on major newspapers publishing editorials voicing support for impeachment: ‘The journalistic juices are now flowing’

Twitchy: Busted: CNN’s video feed catches press photographer taking pictures of Judiciary Committee’s notes

Michael van der Galien: CNN Admits: Democrats Lied About Trump’s Phone Call With Zelensky

Michael van der Galien: Even MSNBC Is Forced to Admit: FBI Made ‘Pretty Egregious, Very Clear Mistakes’

J.E. Dyer: Lying About Meddling, Collusion, And Ukraine Vs. Russia

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Hump Day: Don’t Suffer Fools Gladly, My Lady

Yesterday, I heard a caller to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show say Good Morning America complained Melania’s White House Christmas decorations are ‘too white’, insinuating of course racism. Last Christmas the MSM complained Melania’s White House Christmas trees and decorations were too ‘blood red’, ‘horrifying’, and were somehow her ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ cry for help. The MSM is certifiable…

Jessica Chasmar: Marco Rubio slams ‘deranged criticism’ of Melania Trump’s Christmas theme

David Spiegel: President Trump’s approval rating among business owners hits all-time high

William S. Smith: Welcome to the Potemkin Village of Washington Power: Don’t be misled: elected officials are subjugated to the national security firmament. Trump is just exposing it.

Sarah Hoyt: Rattling the Cage Doors: We’ve seen you try to impeach the president because Joe Biden is corrupt. And what’s seen can’t be unseen…

Derek Hunter: What Happened To Drudge? – It’s one of the questions you’re not supposed to ask in public but everyone talks about in private: What’s going on with Matt Drudge?

Dennis Prager: The Left Hates The Salvation Army. That’s All You Need to Know About the Left

Rush Limbaugh: Leftists Cling to Russia Meddling, Ignore Ukraine Efforts for Hillary

Katie Pavlich: Senator Graham Warns About Inaccurate, Early Media Stories Ahead of Inspector General Report

Mark Ellis: ‘Twas the Night Before Impeachment: Can 13 Vulnerable Trump Country Dems Hang On?

Axios: Impeaching Trump is unpopular in key election states

Breitbart: RNC: Impeachment Breaking Fundraising Records Every Month — ‘Never Seen an Off-Year Election Like This’

Jennifer Harper: Rush Limbaugh producer ‘Bo Snerdley’ founds new PAC for black conservatives; With partner Autry Pruitt, he promises to ‘make Black Americans Republican again.’

BPR: Nunes responds to Schiff obtaining his call logs with Giuliani to smear him, slaps lawsuit on CNN (VIDEO)

Richard Fernandez: Press Oracles Hope to Resurrect the Cronkite Age, When They Controlled the News

Fletch Daniels: Trump-Hating Democrats are the Real Cult

Paul Kengor: What Would Reagan Think of Trump? Divining the Great Communicator’s thoughts on the Great Tweeter.

Bryan Preston: Here are Four Pieces of Great News for America and President Trump

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All the Bullshit Drama D.C. Can Whip-Up in Order to Keep from Doing Real Work

And it is all based in Adam Schiff’s would be “Hollywood screen writer” Adam Schiff’s lies.

Ronn Blitzer @ FNC: House Democrats release Trump impeachment report, blast scheme to ‘solicit foreign interference’ in 2020 race

The Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee released a scathing report Tuesday on the findings from its impeachment inquiry, accusing President Trump of misusing his office to seek foreign help in the 2020 presidential race.

The report comes hours before the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin taking up the case with its first formal impeachment hearing Wednesday morning.

“President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign,” the report said.

It said the inquiry “uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.”

The Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., conducted extensive interviews with witnesses connected to the Trump administration’s relationship with Ukraine, after an anonymous whistleblower filed a complaint alleging that during a July 25 phone call, Trump tried to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democratic activities in 2016 as well as former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Schiff’s committee held closed-door sessions before opening up the inquiry to public hearings, which featured testimony from witnesses including National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch….

Twitchy: No big deal, just Adam Schiff hiring someone tied DIRECTLY to alleged whistleblower the day AFTER Trump-Ukraine call

WE: Schiff hired former colleague of alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella the day after Trump-Ukraine call

The Senate will have to call not only Schiff but also his staff to testify.

Meanwhile, Horowitz is Deep State, and has a Comey tentacle still around his ankle…

Ace @ AoSHQ: WaPo: Horowitz Report Will Say… That FBI Acted Properly In Opening Criminal Investigation Into Trump — And Barr disputes this finding.

… Horowitz is an Obama stooge and you’re all familiar with his previous work, which is retroactively whitewashing and blessing the DOJ’s decisions with Hillary’s emails.

The DOJ spokesman issued a statement saying that Horowitz “is a credit to the Department of Justice. His excellent work has uncovered significant information that the American people will soon be able to read for themselves. Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week, watch the Inspector General’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and draw their own conclusions about these important matters.”

Some people take that to mean that Barr is directing spokesman to low-key deny the story, but I think that is reading too much into it. It’s probably just an empty statement intended to tamp down controversy while people figure out what they’re going to say and do when the whitewash is released on December 9th….

FNC: Jordan, Meadows ask House Dems to invite Horowitz for FISA report testimony

Yeah, like that’s going to happen.

MORE:

Byron York: Nunes sues CNN over ‘demonstrably false’ Ukraine report

Nunes did travel between Nov. 30 and Dec. 3. The lawsuit says that on those dates, Nunes was in Libya and Malta. Nunes traveled to Libya to “discuss security issues with General Khalifa Haftar,” the suit says. In Malta, Nunes “met with U.S. and Maltese officials, including Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, and participated in a repatriation ceremony for the remains of an American World War II soldier missing in action,” according to the suit.

The lawsuit provides photos of Nunes with Haftar, with Muscat, and at the repatriation ceremony.

“[Nunes] was not in Vienna in December 2018,” the suit says. “Further, he has never met Shokin; never spoken to Shokin; and never communicated with Shokin.”

Also: “At no time during his visits to Libya or Malta did [Nunes] or his staff ever meet any Ukrainians or have any discussions with anyone about the Bidens.”

The lawsuit argues that CNN should have known that Parnas was an untrustworthy source. “From all the evidence in its possession, CNN was well-aware that Parnas was a renowned liar, a fraudster, a hustler, an opportunist with delusions of grandeur, a man in financial extremis laboring under the weight of a $500,000 civil judgment, and an indicted criminal defendant with a clear motive to lie.”

Despite that, the lawsuit notes, CNN published its story and stands by it today….

Yeah, well, that’s why Nick Sandmann is also suing the bullshit cable ‘news’ network for the lies they told about him, and their ‘sticking by’ said lies.

Twitchy: Oh FREDO! Chuck Ross breaks out puppets and crayons to explain exactly WHY Russia collusion was just a hoax to Chris Cuomo

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Kamala Harris O.U.T. of 2020 Democrat-Socialist Primary Race

She had a brief fling at the top, early on, but has slipped and slid to the bottom of the democrat-socialist party pile-on over the last few months.

FNC: Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race

California Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced that she is withdrawing from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, after failing to capitalize on early enthusiasm for her campaign and watching her poll numbers collapse.

“In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do,” Harris wrote in an email to supporters. “So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today.”

An aide said Harris informed staff Tuesday she is ending her White House bid…

*yawn*

Meanwhile…

Jessica Chasmar: Elizabeth Warren: ‘I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College’

John Daniel Davidson: Warren: I’ll Be ‘Last American President Elected By The Electoral College’: Progressives like Warren want to abolish the Electoral College because they want to get rid of our constitutional system entirely.

Kind of like ‘the last Pope’, or something.

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Impeachment Pie and Gummy Bears

If we have learned anything these last three years it’s that “impeachment” is a very weak and damaging area of our U.S. Constitution that needs clearly defined with rules fair to the degree of our justice system…

The SCOTUS has already ruled on “Impeachment” and the Constitution in the 1993 Judge W. Nixon v United States decision.
Perhaps both Republican and Democrat Lawmakers should heed their words, since they are and have been the same since 1787.
“Impeachment is a Political Exercise, and not a Criminal or Legal Proceeding, thus the US Courts shall not intercede in any way, and have no jurisdiction in the Political Exercises of the US Congress.”
“The US Constitution designates The Senate as Judicial/Adjudicating Authority in Trials of Impeachment.”
This was a 7-2 Decision in 1993, and stands as precedence today, since it hasn’t varied since 1787.
The SCOTUS does not engage itself in Partisan Politics or choose sides in Political Conflicts.

The democrats in charge of this sham process claim, with one hand, that it’s not a “trial”, but on the other hand proceed as if they are judge, jury, executioners as they have a would be defendant as they search for a crime … any crime, to justify their completely Soviet-morphed political exercise in trying their damnedest to manipulate and interfere in the 2020 presidential election. Plain and simple.

And the idea that Pres. Trump cannot say the Schiff-drive impeachment process is “unfair” because he will not participate is one of the most asinine things I believe I’ve ever heard a lawyer say, including Judge Nap…

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump says impeachment inquiry is unfair. Is he right? … And were the judge a lawyer for somebody in Pres. Trump’s position, or any other obvious railroading position, would he insist his client go along with it?

Twitchy: Mollie Hemingway’s tweet about Jerry Nadler sharing ‘impeachment plans’ the morning AFTER election day so damning

Mollie Hemingway (11-7-18): Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’: Also laments that elite Republicans are joining Democrats.

I’ve said all along these people knew Hillary was going to lose badly (GTFO with that ‘popular vote’ bullshit) and they were Hellbent on impeaching and removing Trump by flipping Clinton’s and the Deep State’s, and the Obama administration’s DOJ/FBI, wrongdoings as the ‘insurance policy’. They knew they could carry this out, why, because they knew the MSM would cover their collective asses and bury the truth at every turn. And here we are, and continue to be.

Andrew C. McCarthy: Impeachment Power Can Be Abused, Too

DC: BARR: House Democrat Impeachment Rules Are Made For A Lynch Mob, Not A Legitimate Proceeding

Bryan Preston: Impeachment Is Failing as the Democrats Have Become Wile E. Coyote

Jonathan Turley: Adam Schiff’s Capacious Definition of Bribery Was Tried in 1787

In the push for a December impeachment vote, House Democrats appear poised to make history. It will be the shortest investigation producing the thinnest record of wrongdoing for the narrowest impeachment in history. There is, however, a precedent for the Democrats’ expansive interpretations of bribery and impeachment: the trial of Warren Hastings, 230 years ago in Britain. But Hastings’ tale is a cautionary one that nobody should aim to repeat.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has “corroborated evidence of bribery.” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff agrees, explaining that, “As the founders understood bribery, it was not as we understand it in law today. It was much broader. It connoted the breach of the public trust in a way where you’re offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation’s interest.”

Mr. Schiff’s sudden transformation into an originalist may be short-lived. The Framers did not, in fact, view bribery as some overarching concept of corruption. At the Constitutional Convention, George Mason objected to listing only “treason” and “bribery” as impeachable offenses because they were too narrow and limited. He suggested a broader term, “maladministration,” citing the still-unfolding Hastings case, which was based on interpretations of bribery and corruption that would soon be exposed as dubious….

Since then, politicians have often sought to adopt expansive interpretations to make impeachment easier. When I served as lead defense counsel in the Senate impeachment trial of federal Judge Thomas Porteous, the lead House manager sought to convict my client on the novel theory that even conduct before taking office could be impeachable. That impeachment manager was Adam Schiff.

There is much that is worthy of investigation in the Ukraine scandal, and it is true that impeachment doesn’t require a crime. But the Framers expressly warned against lowering the impeachment standard to a mere discretionary option for any party that happens to control the Senate. That’s what interpreting bribery to include any action viewed as “offering public acts for some personal or political purposes” would do.

All politicians are self-dealers who use their offices to advance themselves politically. That doesn’t make their acts criminal or impeachable. Just ask Warren Hastings.

Jonathan Turley will be the republicans representation at Nadler’s sequel to Schiff’s Neo-Soviet trial theater…

Townhall: So, Just Who Are the Academic ‘Experts’ House Judiciary Dems Called?

Noah Feldman is a law professor at Harvard University and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
A quick scroll through his Bloomberg columns reveal that he is just as anti-Trump and progressive as we would think.
He also did a recent interview with PBS about the “impeachment inquiry and the abuse of power.”
According to Feldman, Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is “an abuse of power.”

[…]

Pamela Karlan is a law school professor at Stanford and is currently serving as chair of the board of directors for the left-leaning American Constitution Society. She previously served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Voting Rights in the United States Department of Justice Civil Division from during the Obama administration. Karlan also worked for the California Fair Political Practices Commission in the early 2000s to enforce campaign finance, lobbying and conflict of interest laws. After her clerkship she worked as an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in the late 1980s.

[…]
Michael Gerhardt is a law professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has previously testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Back in July he testified about how to handle “presidential misconduct,” specifically relating to the White House defying Congressional subpoenas.

“Legitimate purposes for congressional hearings and investigations are remarkably broad, as broad as the powers of Congress. They may be exercised, by a Committee and its Chair pursuant to the House rules, singularly or in combinations to authorize subpoenas and conduct investigations in the course of performing its duties,” he said during his testimony. “The rules of this House authorize what the chairman or this committee may do in exploring or suggesting appropriate remedies for executive-branch officials, including the President, who refuse to comply with lawful subpoenas.”

As recently as last month he wrote an opinion piece in The Atlantic, arguing that the impeachment process is “fully legitimate.”

[…]
Turley is a George Washington Law School Professor. He made headlines back in 2014 when he was the lead counsel for then-Speaker Boehner’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act. He also appears to be the most middle-of-the-road of the entire witness list and a true legal scholar.

In a USA Today column from a few days ago, Turley explained why Democrats are rushing to jam impeachment through and how they’ve failed to prove quid pro quo actually took place.

In a column for The Hill, Turley argued Democrats are “designed to fail with an incomplete and conflicted record.”
Democrats are seriously wondering why Republicans aren’t taking this impeachment inquiry seriously?

[…]

Hearing from a bunch of progressive professors about the merits of impeachment – and essentially bringing in a group of people who agree with your position – doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t prove that you have a case. It means you just found fellow partisan idiots who agree with your very flawed view.

The lopsided unfair non due process the democrat-Soviets have begun with Adam Schiff continues now with Nadler’s ring of the House political circus. Democrats get three witnesses and republicans get one. And Judge Nap thinks Pres. Trump is wrong in refusing to dignify this bullshit by participating? Neither Schiff or Nadler are allowing the GOP to have fact-based witnesses in this hearing…

Matt Margolis:Ukraine President Zelensky Says (Again) There Was No Quid Pro Quo

… and Schiff and Co. continue to piecemeal testimony from those closed door hearings in the Capital basement, and refusing to release the full testimonies of certain witnesses…

Twitchy: No WONDER! Rep. Ratcliffe explains WHY Schiff is withholding ICIG Michael Atkinson’s closed-door 8+ hour testimony

But Judge Nap strongly believes Pres. Trump cannot complain about this whole thing being an unfair sham— er, process.

Republicans inside that closed door basement room are forced to remain silent on what was said. However, Schiff and the other democrats can leak and leak all they want, and what they want that serves their narrative.

Jim Hoft: House Minority Releases 110 Page Report Refuting EVERY ACCUSATION By Democrats and Failure of ALL 12 WITNESSES to Find Presidential Misconduct

BPR: House minority submits 110 page report undercutting every allegation by impeachment witnesses

DC: Trump Hits Back At Lisa Page After She Claims Victimhood In New Interview

Breitbart: Mueller Probe’s Andrew Weissmann: Lisa Page Did Nothing Wrong … And we all know about this bastard’s warped and corrupt record.

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Twitchy: ‘LOLOL’! Pelosi & House Dems signal even MORE goalpost shifting on an impeachment vote

Tristen Justice: Democrat Witness: Evidence Of Crime Not Needed To Impeach Trump

Roger L. Simon: Pelosi and Company Hightail It to Warming Conference as Impeachment Flounders

Adam Mill: In 2008, Democrats Argued Against Impeaching A Republican Near An Election Year: Should the Democrats pull the trigger to impeach the president? In 2008, several leading Democrats told their colleagues to get over their impeachment obsession and allow voters to pick new leadership.

Breitbart: Report: AG Barr Disagrees with IG on Whether Trump Surveillance Justified

Julie Kelly: Fusion GPS Chiefs Spin Hard Before the Horowitz Report: Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch might try to equate the Steele dossier with the Pentagon Papers, but it’s more likely their efforts will go down as the biggest con job in American history.

Breitbart: Fitton: FBI Uncovers Even More Clinton Emails

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Neo-Soviets and Neo-PRAVDA: Impeachment Weaponized by the Dems and the MSM to Influence the 2020 Presidential Election

The White House has refused to participate in Nadler’s House Judiciary Schiff 2.0 inquiry into Pres. Trump’s impeachment. Rightfully so. Besides, POTUS Trump is busy with real, important things and has neither the time nor the inclination to humor the democrats.

Brooke Singman: House GOP report says no evidence for Trump impeachment, warns of ‘dangerous precedent’

House Republicans delivered a point-by-point rebuttal Monday to Democrats’ impeachment efforts, claiming in their own report that the evidence collected in the inquiry to date does not support the accusations leveled against President Trump — or rise to the level of removal from office.

“The evidence presented does not prove any of these Democrat allegations, and none of the Democrats’ witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor,” Republicans said in a 123-page report, timed to be made public ahead of the majority Democrats’ impeachment report.

The dueling narratives are emerging following two weeks of House Intelligence Committee hearings, where witnesses detailed their own knowledge of efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch political probes as U.S. aid was withheld over the summer. The committee is set to vote on Democrats’ final report Tuesday – likely to be another party-line moment – before transmitting that document to the Judiciary Committee, which holds its first public hearing Wednesday.

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif.; Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; and Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul, R-Texas, penned the minority report, which has been reviewed by Fox News. In it, they broadly defend the president’s actions in the face of accusations he withheld military aid and a White House meeting as leverage to pressure Ukraine to launch a probe involving the Bidens.

“The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is not the organic outgrowth of serious misconduct; it is an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system,” the Republicans wrote.

They added: “This impeachment inquiry and the manner in which the Democrats are pursuing it sets a dangerous precedent.”…

VIDEO: Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, House Judiciary Committee: Impeachment investigation a political hit job

Yael Halon: Charlie Kirk questions impeachment timeline: Democrats had it ‘circled on their calendar’ months ago

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk broke down his thoughts on the latest in the impeachment investigation as public hearings are set to resume later this week.

“It’s all artificial, it’s all astroturf, it’s all vapor,” Kirk said. “This is so shallow… there’s nothing here and enough people are realizing it.” …

“A year ago, midterms are coming up…they win the midterms. I believe they had circled on their calendar ‘impeachment: July, August,'” Kirk said.

“And they thought it was going to be the Mueller formula,” he added, referring to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller who conducted the Russia investigation. “And then — slowly but surely — through very strategic leaks, they realized they got nothing … and they kind of go into a little bit of crisis mode,” Kirk said.

“Two days after Mueller, the whistleblower submits his complaint, President Trump has the phone call … and so, they had this planned,” he explained.

Doubling down in his criticism of the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, Kirk said their disdain for Trump extended to the American people, and that Trump acts as a “communication vessel for a country they actually despise.”

“They have total contempt for the people, they really do,” Kirk said.

“They look at elections as almost like a distraction, like a hindrance … like just as a roadblock or like ‘we have to deal with this. We’re smart, we went to Harvard. We’re smarter than you … let us be the philosopher kings. We can do this,'” said Kirk.

“They say ‘we’re gonna get the right bureaucrats and technocrats in a room and we’ll get paid a bunch of money,'” Kirk continued, “and you citizens that go to Wal-Mart and own guns and go to church…[they] have total contempt for you.” …

Meanwhile, the always awesome Catherine Herridge has hit the ground running at her new digs at CBS News…

Ukraine whistleblower sought to explain Schiff committee contact to intel watchdog, according to documents

Twitchy: ‘Did not disclose CONTACT’: Catherine Herridge highlights (literally) issue with whistleblower’s credibility (screenshot)

Byron York: The bad-faith impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office “prayerfully,” “sadly,” and “with a heavy heart.” In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office.

The fact that they have long wanted to impeach the president suggests those Democrats view the Trump-Ukraine matter as just the latest, and perhaps the best, chance to get the president. And that calls into question their good faith in claiming that, despite deep reluctance, they must impeach now — right this minute — because it is their solemn constitutional duty.

From its earliest days, the Democratic quest to remove Trump has resembled the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. Democrats in hot pursuit of the elusive Trump proposed to remove him for virtually any sin that came to mind, only to see their efforts foiled.

One early Democratic article of impeachment would have removed the president for “sowing discord among the people of the United States” with controversial comments on Charlottesville, transgender troops, and Muslim immigration. Another Democratic attempt suggested removing Trump for attacking NFL players who did not stand for the national anthem. Then there was a proposal to remove him for tweeting about federal judges….

Tom Elliott: 98 Things Democrats Have Said Trump Could Be Impeached For

NYPost: Democrats’ ugly Christmas present to the nation

David Harsanyi: This impeachment drive is a huge political bust for Democrats

Tucker Carlson: Democrats have lost the Trump impeachment war. Even Adam Schiff knows it

Dov Fischer: The Cataclysmic Disaster the Impeachment Democrats Have Overlooked – It won’t play well on the campaign trail or in the voting booth.

Steve Hilton: How Trump will be remembered in history (and what the 2020 election will be really about)

Andrew C. McCarthy: There’s Less to the McGahn Ruling Than Meets the Eye: Contrary to popular belief, the former White House counsel has been ordered to show up, not to testify — and even that is being appealed.

And this…

Epoch Times: Court Filing: Obama Holdover Heading Office Under Investigation for ‘Illegally Leaked’ Classified Document

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The social media/media giant overlords have already begun their 2020 election interference…

CBS News: 300+ Trump ads taken down by Google, YouTube: 60 Minutes finds over 300 video ads for President Trump were taken down, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy

VIDEO: Google under fire for removing Trump 2020 campaign ads: Harris Faulkner reports Google and YouTube have removed more than 300 Trump campaign video ads for violating company policy, Kennedy and Chris Bedford provide analysis

Brian Flood: Trump campaign boots Bloomberg reporters from rallies, events over decision not to cover 2020 Dems

Twitchy: New York Times editor ‘condemns’ Trump campaign’s decision to no longer credential Bloomberg News

Reminders…

HotAir (10-31-08): Obama kicks dissenting reporters off plane

Thomas Lifson: Sharyl Attkisson compiles list of 101 notable media mistakes on Trump

More Soviet-style bullshit right here, folks…

Tyler O’Neil: Psychiatrists Organize Campaign to Declare Trump ‘Dangerous,’ Back Impeachment … Would these be some of the same shrinks that want pedophilia decriminalized/normalized?

Twitchy: THUD: Hillary Clinton trips all over herself in rush to accuse GOP senator of pushing ‘Russian propaganda’ designed to divide the country

Forbes: Impeachment Testimony Describes Putin’s Propaganda War On American Fracking

Chuck Ross: John Podesta Set Up Fundraising Meetings For Fusion GPS After Trump’s Election Victory

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The Squirm in DC Ahead of the IG Report

For the last week or more the MSM has tried to buffer the impending IG report. Mind you, they’ve had little to no access to any of it, but the small bit they think rescues their false narrative and the DC Deep State…

Clarice Feldman: Waiting for Horowitz

We are told the long-awaited report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be made on December 9, and two days later on December 11 he will publicly testify about it. In the meantime, you might want to copy and study this incredible analysis by Yaacov Apelbaum. In my view, he did more to connect the web of anti-Trump plotters than anyone before or since.

Of course, Apelbaum is not the only non-governmental investigator into the foreign interference in our 2016 election. This week Andrew C. McCarthy’s book, Ball of Collusion, on the plot against the President was reviewed by Spengler (David Goldman), who offers up his own view of the reasons why our “a cabal of spies with the support of the major media,” worked to subvert our Constitution and nullify the election of Donald Trump.

He notes how McCarthy traces unelected civil servants’ lies to get warrants to spy on the Trump team using the Fusion GPS concoction, itself based on unidentified, unverifiable sources. Then-CIA director John Brennan working with his counterparts in British and European intelligence services, who all shared their “progressive alarm,” joined in to damage Trump’s opposition to their transnational intentions.

In short, Trump’s enemies did all the things they accused Trump of doing. They conspired with foreign countries to influence the outcome of a US presidential election. The story seems improbable and outrageous, but in McCarthy’s masterful account, it’s something that one could put before a jury in a court of law.

McCarthy believes that the spooks went after Trump to protect their cozy post-World War II order. I think the reasons go much deeper: Trump threatened to turn over the rock and expose the creepy-crawlies underneath to the harsh light of day. A strict accounting of the intelligence community’s actions over the past two decades would leave heads rolling and pensions canceled. The peasants were marching on Dr Frankenstein’s castle, and their leader had to be put down….

Oh! But poor, poor pitiful you, Lisa Page…

Gregg Re: Lisa Page breaks silence, saying Trump’s ‘fake orgasm’ forced her to speak out

The 39-year-old Page was referring to Trump’s comments about her and Strzok at an October rally. During the event, Trump performed a passionate, dramatic reading of Strzok and Page’s August 2016 text messages, including Strzok’s conspicuous promise to Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president. At the time, Strzok was overseeing the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the probe into the Trump campaign.

At one point, Trump screamed out, “I love you, Lisa! I love you so much! Lisa, she’s going to win one-hundred-million-to-nothing. But just in case she doesn’t win, we’ve got an insurance policy!” (Conservative commentators have disputed that Trump was mimicking an orgasm.)

Page spoke exclusively to The Daily Beast Sunday in a highly sympathetic profile authored by Molly Jong-Fast, who called Strzok “hawt” in a tweet last year. In the interview, Page said Trump’s remarks had forced her to confront the president publicly.

“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” Page said. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.”

The interview comes just days before a widely anticipated new report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz into possible FBI misconduct is expected to be released Dec. 9. Horowitz has reportedly found that an unidentified lower-level FBI lawyer falsified a key document used to obtain a secret surveillance warrant against a former Trump adviser. In a report last year, Horowitz found that the “damage” from Strzok and Page’s conduct implicated “the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence” and “cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation” into Clinton.

But, Page claimed she was coming forward now because of Trump’s “fake orgasm,” not to get ahead of the new upcoming IG report….

Sure, Lisa.

Lisa Page calls ^^that^^ a ‘fake orgasm’?!?

Townhall: Lisa Page Speaks Out…and Casts Herself as the Victim

Twitchy: Suuure, SHE’S the victim: Mollie Hemingway takes Lisa Page and her whole ‘woe is me’ act apart and OUCH

You can view Mollie’s full thread roll here.

Twitchy: YEAH … no: Byron York shares IG writing from 2018 that all but contradicts Lisa Page’s claim SHE is the real victim

Dan Bongino: ‘Is she serious?’ Lisa Page, other ‘deep-staters’ are in panic mode

And this…

Tyler O’Neil: Lisa Page: ‘There’s No Fathomable Way That I Have Committed Any Crime at All’

Yet the interview presents Page as an innocent victim, obscuring the real story of the Trump-Russia investigation.

The former FBI lawyer cannot deny her bitter animosity against Trump during the 2016 campaign, as revealed in her notorious text messages. She continued to insist, however, that her personal political opinions had no bearing on her work.

“While it would be nice to have the IG confirm publicly that my personal opinions had absolutely no bearing on the course of the Russia investigations, I don’t kid myself that the fact will matter very much for a lot of people. The president has a very loud megaphone,” Page said.

Andrew McCarthy’s book Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency lays out the case for nefarious action on the part of the FBI. The bureau has claimed, over and over again, that neither Trump nor his campaign were the target of the Russia investigation, but the very actions of the investigation belie this falsehood. If Trump were not the target, why did the FBI not approach him and warn him about the supposedly nefarious actions of members of his campaign? The bureau seems to have suspected that Trump himself was in on the scheme.

Furthermore, the claims of collusion have completely fallen apart. The FBI investigation was predicated on the “salacious and unverified” Steele dossier and on reports that marginal members of the Trump campaign such as George Papadopoulos had met with figures who falsely claimed to have influence in Russia. The one most damning event — the Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya — may have been orchestrated by Fusion GPS, the firm the Clinton campaign paid to create the Trump dossier.

Whether or not Page took any specific actions that violated the law, the entire investigation into the Trump campaign was based on suspicions about the Republican candidate that turned out to be baseless. Russian actors did attempt to influence the 2016 campaign through social media advertising, but their meddling aimed at dividing Americans, not supporting Trump. Most of the ads ran after the election.

Furthermore, Page herself repeatedly sent messages warning her superiors not to pressure Hillary Clinton too much during Clinton’s interview about her email server. “She might be our next president. The last thing we need is us going in there loaded for bear, when it is not operationally necessary. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi? This is as much about reputational protection as anything,” the FBI lawyer texted.

Page later claimed this advice had more to do with bringing fewer agents into the interview, but even so the text reveals her mindset at the time — Clinton was going to be president, and the FBI needed to act accordingly. Meanwhile, Trump was considered somehow complicit with Russia, so there was no need to warn him about potential Russian involvement in his campaign….

Page and her family have indeed been subjected to undue mockery from Trump, but the former FBI lawyer is far from innocent. The American people need answers as to why the Obama administration pursued Trump-Russia, why the FBI did not alert Trump to this investigation, and whether Strzok and Page enacted their plans to hamper the Republican before and after his election in 2016.

Sara Carter: Lisa Page Is Not A Victim: Her Actions Damaged The FBI And Our Nation

Ironically, what comes across in the interview is her desire to shift the narrative from the mountain of evidence that exposed her anti-Trump hate during the bureau’s Russia investigation. Page, along with other former senior Obama officials, are doing everything in their power to shift the narrative before DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report goes public on Dec. 9.

Page is hoping the American public has a short term memory. After all, so much has happened since her text messages with her former lover, now fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok were released to the public by Congress and the IG.

Remember those vehemently anti-Trump text messages they exchanged to one-another, all the while they were investigating the president for conspiring with Russia, which in fact, never happened and has been completely debunked.

The evidence that these bureau officials hated Trump is overwhelming. It wasn’t just text messages but Congress would discover that the bureau planted informants in the campaign, leaked erroneous information to the media to taint the administration and a FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered FISA warrant applications used to spy on a Trump campaign volunteer.

Page Knows The Facts Are Against Her

Page knows these facts are against her and her interview with the Daily Beast is attempting to shift the narrative before the IG report goes public. Her feelings about Trump is just the excuse.

Page, like her other cohorts at the bureau, had weaponized the law enforcement and intelligence apparatus to first try to stop Trump from being elected and later to target a duly elected president….

Indeed…

Doug Ross: DOJ Response to Peter Strzok Opens a Whole Can of Whoop-Ass on Comey, McCabe and the Lovers

After his firing, disgraced former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok filed a complaint with the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) asserting that his proposed termination was unwarranted.

In a recently released response dated August 8, 2018, OPR assistant director Candice M. Will outlined all of the facts underpinning Strzok’s termination. Among the findings, Strzok was found to have:

• Engaged in “unprofessional conduct”;
• Committed security violations related to the use of personal email for FBI business;
• Committed misconduct regarding a judical proceeding by failing to investigate obvious leads in the Clinton email scandal

The OPR’s 27-page response contains several interesting revelations, few of which have been publicized thanks to our Democrat Party media, which has spent three solid years trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election.

Strzok and Hillary Clinton’s never-before-seen emails

One of the most egregious activities Strzok appears to have engaged in is trying to sit on all of the missing Clinton emails, three months of which had never been seen before by government investigators. The Weiner/Abedin laptop seems to have contained most of the missing emails, which Hillary aide Huma Abedin had forwarded to the laptop she shared with ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner.

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Furthermore, the Clinton emails recovered from the Weiner-Abedin laptop only came to light because an FBI field agent in the New York office — a heroic individual, it seems — was concerned that the Strzok team was stalling. Recovered in late September, Strzok ignored the agent’s revelations, almost certainly hoping that he could get to the election and a Hillary victory, after which concerns with problematic emails would be rendered moot….

Read the whole thing.

FNC: Rep. Collins rips Dems’ ‘sideshow’ impeachment hearings, says Lisa Page was part of ‘corrupt cabal’ at FBI

Twitchy: Not too political? HA! GOP Chairwoman Elizabeth Harrington DROPS Lisa Page with her own texts and it’s GLORIOUS

Just a reminder that after Lisa Page’s lover, Peter Strzok, was dumped from the Mueller investigation, Bobby Mueller destroyed a Hell of a lot of the couple’s text messages…

The Federalist: DOJ Destroyed Missing Strzok/Page Text Messages Before The IG Could Review Them: The DOJ wiped text messages between former FBI employees, Lisa Page and Peter Strozk, before the Office of the Inspector General could review them.

Zero Hedge: Mueller Destroyed Messages From Peter Strzok’s iPhone; OIG Recovers 19,000 New “FBI Lovebird” Texts

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