Ladies and gents, Mr. Greg Gutfield puts the nuts back in their shells…
“Meanwhile, in the trial, the dems played tape of Trump out of context but the media doesn’t care. They’re too busy giving Adam a tongue-bath over his opinions … which is all this is! Not facts, opinions … lawyers telling stories. It’s the same old drones trying to protect their power from the outsider, a proxy for you…”
And that’s a fact, Jack!
Jay Sekulow: the Democrats’ entire case is about their “insistence that they are able to read everybody’s thoughts…even when the principle speakers, the witnesses themselves, insist that those interpretations are wrong”https://t.co/ped85KdyCD pic.twitter.com/8fmakvNzIC
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 25, 2020
Apparently there is a term for Pelosi, Schiff, the democrat party, and the tongue-bathing MSM…
Named after Shakespeare’s character, the OTHELLO ERROR is a cognitive bias in which a suspicious person discounts a truthful person’s claims of innocence, or wrongly interprets aspects of their behaviour as signs of guilt. pic.twitter.com/UVKMCmSXrz
— Haggard Hawks 📚🦅 (@HaggardHawks) January 22, 2020
The House managers in the Senate impeachment trial keep citing 17 witnesses (all of their testimonies littered with “I thought/believed/assumed” opinions not facts). All the transcripts to those “witnesses” have been released. However, this in and of itself is extremely deceiving, as there were 18 of these witnesses interviewed behind closed door in the basement … and that transcript has not been released…
Schiff coverup, conceals testimony of 18th witness; Democrat Party-press yawns. https://t.co/orRE7PPxSE
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 25, 2020
WashTimes: House Democrats conceal testimony of 18th witness, Michael Atkinson, from Trump team: Rep. John Ratcliffe: ‘The reason it hasn’t been released is it’s not helpful to Adam Schiff’ … Ratcliffe was in the closed room interview and knows exactly what was asked/answered/said. But when Adam Schiff ‘classified’ Atkinson’s deposition that barred anyone, including republicans, present in that room who heard the interview, from discussing any of it. See how that works???
Democrats clamoring for more witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial are concealing one of those questioned in the House investigation, President Trump’s defense team says.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, and other impeachment managers repeatedly talk about the 17 witnesses interviewed during the House’s secretive depositions. But they do not mention an 18th witness, Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general who has firsthand knowledge of the origins of the whistleblower complaint that led to the impeachment.
Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence who conducted the interview are barred from disclosing details. But Republicans on the committee said the testimony should be heard at the president’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
“The reason it hasn’t been released is it’s not helpful to Adam Schiff. It is not helpful to the whistleblower,” said Rep. John Ratcliffe, Texas Republican, who took part in the October interview with Mr. Atkinson. “It raises credibility issues about both of them.”
The potentially exculpatory evidence for Mr. Trump has remained classified and is not part of the record for the impeachment trial.
Because it remains classified, only members of the intelligence committee have seen it and Mr. Trump’s legal team is denied a copy….
Prof. Jonathan Turley told House Democrats that if they impeached POTUS over challenging subpoenas in court, it would be *their* abuse of power
As we’re now seeing… that’s exactly what Democrats did
House Democrats abused their power over impeachment pic.twitter.com/IMLhaN7Qub
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 26, 2020
Sekulow talking about unlawful FISAs against Carter Page. He’s referencing NSD—National Security Division—which handled the FISAs.
The senior counsel for NSD during each FISA app?
Michael Atkinson, the IC IG: The only transcript Schiff won’t release: https://t.co/UCXtCaCqGZ
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) January 25, 2020
Julie Kelly: Intelligence Community’s Inspector General Is the Link Between FISAgate and Impeachment: The American public must know more about Michael Atkinson’s ties to the same agency and same culprits who launched the phony Russian collusion scheme.
Atkinson, you may recall, launched the impeachment saga when he determined that the accusations by the “whistleblower” about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president last summer were so alarming as to deem the complaint a matter of “urgent concern.” (It wasn’t.)
Atkinson sent two letters to the House Intelligence Committee demanding immediate attention to the bogus complaint.
“I have not been authorized to disclose . . . basic information to you, in addition to the important information provided by the Complainant that is also being kept from the congressional intelligence committees,” Atkinson warned September 17, a week after the U.S. aid had been released to Ukraine.
As part of his impeachment charade, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) interviewed Atkinson in his secret lair; it is the only transcript out of 18 that Schiff won’t make public.
Senators also met with Atkinson behind closed doors last year. But his conduct riled Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who sent a follow-up letter to Atkinson with several questions that Atkinson had refused to answer.
“Your disappointing testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 26 was evasive to the point of being insolent and obstructive,” Cotton wrote on October 6. Cotton was specifically concerned about Atkinson’s unwillingness to disclose his knowledge of the “whistleblower’s” political bias.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News this week that House Republicans are investigating Atkinson for his handling of the “whistleblower” complaint and possible coordination with Schiff’s staff. More on that in a moment.
But congressional Republicans might consider first exploring Atkinson’s own political bias and his likely involvement in the original plot to destroy Donald Trump: The FBI’s corrupt probe into Trump’s presidential campaign.
Atkinson is tied to that investigation and to the president’s July 2019 phone call that now serves as the Democrats’ latest excuse to remove Trump from office.
A report issued last month by Atkinson’s counterpart at the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz, offered a detailed account of how that agency, specifically the FBI, violated the law to obtain a warrant to spy on Carter Page for a year. Horowitz identified 17 “significant errors” on the initial application and three subsequent renewals submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The office responsible for the government’s FISA process is the Justice Department’s National Security Division. The head of the NSD during the first several months of the secret surveillance on Carter Page was acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord.
McCord’s senior counsel? Michael Atkinson….
If House Rs and Trump’s legal team don’t tie Crossfire Hurricane to Ukrainegate via Atkinson, it will be a major mistake, especially since the former head of NSD is on Schiff’s legal team https://t.co/niAnhCmJT2
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) January 25, 2020
Politico: Meet the legal minds behind Trump’s impeachment: Many were brought on as temporary hires to investigate Trump’s Russia ties. But they will be remembered as the team that helped impeach the president.
Here is Sekulow talking about unlawful FISAs against Carter Page. He’s referencing NSD—National Security Division—which handled the FISAs.
The senior counsel for NSD during each FISA app?
Michael Atkinson, the IC IG pic.twitter.com/VAoBkC5LXv
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) January 26, 2020
Maybe this is what Congressman Mike Johnson meant when he was interviewed on Jesse Watters tonight that 'come Monday we'll be bringing heavy artillery'….more evidence! Hopefully they'll be bringing up Michael Atkinson's testimony who was secretly interviewed in Schiff's bunker!
— *Caroline* (@SicilianGirl208) January 26, 2020
The Democratic House Managers’ hypocrisy is on full display: they’ve spent most of their time lecturing the Senate on aid to Ukraine, yet four of them voted AGAINST legislation that provided the very same aid they’re lecturing us on.
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) January 24, 2020
And don’t get us started on the Obama administration’s “aid” to Ukraine, which consisted of “non-lethal” items of My Pillows and blankets and MREs. Trump gave them mo-fo tank-killing Javelins, for fucksake!
If new witnesses are unjustly allowed to let House managers conduct trial by ambush, then due process compels Trump be permitted to call not only the Bidens & the whistelblower, but also Hillary & Obama, as both are relevant to issues in Ukraine & past Presidential precedents.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) January 25, 2020
GWP: BULL SCHIFF! Adam Schiff Tells Reporters, “I Don’t Even Know Who the Whistleblower Is” … FANTASTIC! Okay then! Let’s do this! Let’s call witnesses then, shall we? And you’re first, Schiffty. Care to make that claim under oath, Schiffhead?
Dan Bongino: “Nancy Pelosi said, ‘Hey, listen, we need to get to the facts and the truth’ … Time-Out! T-O! Throw a flag on the field! You’re telling me you just impeached the President and you acknowledge you don’t have the facts or the truth?!? *chuckle* This is ridiculous! No victim! No victim! ZERO!…”
So, why? Why all this wasted tax dollars, time and energy to take out Pres. Trump instead of concentrating on beating him in an election? If he is so bad and useless, why bother? Well, because he’s been very successful in his first term, and will have the gravitas and momentum to be even more successful after his re-election (some say by a landslide) in 2020.
But that’s not all. As Gutfield laid out how the D.C. swamp is trying to prey and discard him from their cesspool of power, he also has the ability to blow up said swamp…
Pat Cipollone said it best yesterday:
“For all [the Democrats’] talk about election interference, they’re here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in American history.”
Let the American people decide.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 26, 2020
GWP: Adam Schiff Says He’s Been Threatened by ‘Wrathful and Vindictive’ President Trump … So, Schiffty goes from liar to delusional paranoid schizophrenia.
Schiff on Senate trial: At this point, the president's team will have the last word. They can mischaracterize what we say or..mischaracterize witness testimony..we hope to have the opportunity to respond and rebut.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 25, 2020
*rebut* … Spelled wrong. Rebutt, as in an opportunity to make, yet, another lying ass of himself.
— Maggie (@drillanwr) January 25, 2020
Schiff gaslighted us all for 3 years on Trump-Russia collusion, but he certainly hasn't paid a price for it. He's failed upwards. https://t.co/vbSM9uwT8X
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 26, 2020
This whole impeachment sham has been a taxpayer-funded campaign stunt for the Democrats.
They took Americans’ hard-earned dollars and funneled them into years worth of baseless investigations meant to discredit and disparage the President.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 26, 2020