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It was quite a day on the press rope line at the White House yesterday. President Trump showed up loaded for bear and no one was disappointed.
"I just told them I got to come and see the fake news, let's go." pic.twitter.com/xCnSxtlWBb
— Ugochukwu⁹ Nwagba⁶ (@UgoNwagba) November 9, 2019
"But the FAKE NEWS, which is YOU and YOU!" pic.twitter.com/JycdNwwpKq
— Bob Jones (@lxJoneZxl) November 9, 2019
"Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician, that's not giving us due process… and despite all that we're kicking their ass."
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) November 9, 2019
The points he hits on are correct.
Joe Biden undeniably intervened to call off Ukrainian prosecutors from investigating his son, Hunter.
Joe Biden undeniably engaged in years of pay-to-play conduct whereby his good offices could be purchased for putting a lucrative deal in Hunter Biden’s path.
The media have shown zero interest. They may say they have reported on it but they have done so in the context of it all being a “conspiracy theory.” Look at the way the media reported on the fairly tangential association Neil Bush had with Silverado Savings and Loan to see how the media covers a Republican president who has an adult son involved in even a mildly questionable role in a very questionable institution.
The last clip is the best.
The whistleblower disappeared. What ever happened to the second whistleblower? Why isn’t the first whistleblower going to testify anymore? You know why, because everything he wrote in that report, almost, was a lie. Because he made a phony phone call. My phone call was perfect. He made it sound bad. That’s why I had to release. The whistleblower is a disgrace to our country. A disgrace. And the whistleblower, because of that, should be revealed. And his lawyer, who said the worst thing possible two years ago, he should be sued. And maybe for treason. Maybe for treason. But he should be sued. His lawyer’s as disgrace, a disgrace. Ask him this, where is the second whistleblower, right? Where’s the witness that gave the whistleblower the information? They all disappeared. Because Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician. He’s corrupt. He made up a speech and he put in my voice in it. He made up a speech, had nothing to do with what I said. Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician that’s not giving us due process, not giving us lawyers, and despite all that we’re kicking their ass.
I don’t like flinging the allegation of treason about but as no one on the left or in NeverTrump circles had any second thoughts about levying that ludicrous and stupid charge against President Trump over the last three years, I’m not inclined to jump to the defense of Eric Ciaramella. And Trump is right, Eric Ciaramella used his access to classified information for the purpose of carrying out a polticial vendetta against a president Ciaramella opposes and to try to scuttle a Ukraine policy that Ciaramella supports despite his preferred policy not being in the best interests of the United States. That is disgraceful conduct and he needs to be publicly called to account for his dishonesty and duplicity and f*** his whistleblower protection.
On the subject of Schiff, Trump is entirely correct.
One of Schiff’s major fundraisers is a Ukrainian arms dealer:
Adam Schiff in the pocket of a Ukrainian arms dealer, and Pelosi's intimate Ukrainian connections.https://t.co/wq8vG2vJrM
— The View from Israel (@netre25) November 5, 2019
Under Schiff’s guidance, any feasible bipartisan consensus on process has been destroyed by Schiff’s creation of a kangaroo court that even Trump opponents see as profoundly unfair. When the House hearing becomes public, it will be seen as even more unfair. It will be seen as so unfair that the vote in favor of impeachment will be 100% party line (here I’m including Amash because he hasn’t been a Republican or conservative for a while) and it will give Mitch McConnell all the authority he needs to simply “deem” it as having failed a vote if he chooses to do so.
Finally, I think Trump will be right that he is kicking Schiff’s ass. The impeachment process is going to be a stain on the Democrat party (assuming you could find a non-stained area to stain) and it will be an embarrassment to Nancy Pelosi. And next year, voters are going to the polls with this travesty fresh in their minds and they will kick Adam Schiff’s ass again, not in his district but in the rest of the country.