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Attorney General Barr Trashes James Comey, Defends RussiaGate Origins Probe

With the RussiaGate origins probe nearing completion, AG Barr is taking the gloves off.

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There is growing trepidation in the nation’s capital this week, as the Department of Justice allegedly near the completion of one of its most damning investigations yet, into a scandal known colloquially as “SpyGate”.

The gist is this:  During the 2016 election, then-President Barack Obama’s administration used the FBI and other intelligence assets to “spy” on the Trump campaign, possibly inventing the bizarre “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory as a result.  Hillary Clinton, who was then running against Trump, even disseminated some of these ludicrous ideas during nationally televised debates between the two, leaving Americans confused about where the claims even came from.

Of the utmost concern is whether or not a FISA warrant used to surveil the Trump campaign was approved due to the existence of The Steele Dossier – an unverified and unverifiable bit of salacious, tabloid-esque rumors about the bodily function of Moscow’s prostitutes.

Now, as the Department of Justice moves ever nearer to blowing the lid off of this governmental malfeasance, Attorney General Bill Barr is lashing out at those who allowed such nonsense occur.

Trending: First Day of ‘Impeachment Hearings’ Immediately Prove Farcical

Fox News reported last week that the probe into the 2016 origins of the Russia meddling case has escalated from a review to a criminal investigation, a development that spurred Democratic claims that the department was becoming a tool for President Trump’s “political revenge.”

Barr, speaking Monday to Fox News on the sidelines of a law enforcement event in Chicago, rejected Democrats’ claims he is acting as Trump’s personal lawyer.

“That’s completely wrong and there is no basis for it, and I act on behalf of the United States,” Barr said.

The attorney general said that while he’s assisting in connecting Durham with countries that could have valuable information, Durham is running the show.

“He is in charge of the investigation, I’m not doing the investigation,” Barr said, while describing Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, as “thorough and fair” and saying he’s making progress.

Barr also took jabs at former FBI chief James Comey.

“I do want to say that one of the reasons Mr. Durham is able to make the kind of progress he’s making is because Director Wray and his team at the FBI have just been outstanding in support and responsiveness given to Mr. Durham,” Barr said. “As you know, I’ve said previously that I felt there was a failure of leadership at the bureau in 2016 and part of 2017, but since Director Wray and his team have taken over there’s been a world of change. I think that he is restoring the steady professionalism that’s been a hallmark of the FBI. I really appreciate his leadership there.”

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has indicated that the investigation into the origins of “RussiaGate” is nearly complete, and that Americans could be learning the damning details of the ruse in the coming days.

 

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Jordan Shreds Democrats’ Impeachment Witness: ‘What You Heard Did Not Happen’

Rep. Jim Jordan: And you’re their star witness.

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Jordan Shreds Democrats’ Impeachment Witness: ‘What You Heard Did Not Happen’

Jim Jordan shredded the Democrats’ impeachment witness Ambassador William Taylor: ‘What you heard did not happen.’

Today in a nutshell: Ambassador William Taylor wasn’t on the call. He’s never spoken with Mulvaney. He’s never met the president. And he’s their star witness. “I’ve seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this.” -Jim Jordan

TDW:

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) ripped Democrats’ impeachment witness Ambassador William Taylor on Wednesday as he deconstructed the narrative the Democratic Party has promoted surrounding President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During one exchange, Jordan highlighted Taylor’s limited knowledge of the events about which he was testifying:

Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump and Zelensky’s call?

Taylor: I did not.

Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney?

Taylor: I never did.

Jordan: You’ve never met the president?

Taylor: That’s correct.

Jordan: You had three meetings again with Zelenksy and it didn’t come up … and President Zelensky never made an announcement. … and you’re their star witness.

“In those 55 days that aid is delayed, you met with President Zelensky three times,” Jordan said. “The first one was on July 26, the day after the famous call now between President Trump and President Zelensky.” More

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Prominent Anti-Trump Voice George Conway Tapped by MSNBC to Kick Off Impeachment Coverage

As if this weren’t already enough of a circus.

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The predictable nature of the mainstream media is on full display this week as public impeachment hearings promise to further divide our nation down party lines.

The Democrats, hellbent on somehow reversing the results of the 2016 election, are practically gloating at the moment.  They see this media circus as their ticket to a nation not under the watchful eye of President Trump, hoping to steer the American public ever further to the left.

The media is little more than a catalyst for this hyperbolic hullabaloo, and they aren’t even hiding it anymore.  On MSNBC, one of the most consistently anti-Trump networks, they’ve even gone as far as to tap George Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and frequent critic of the President, to kick off the marathon coverage.

Attorney George Conway, the husband of senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, kicked off MSNBC’s live coverage of the impeachment of President Donald Trump with a devastating takedown of Republicans, saying he is “horrified and appalled” by the way the GOP has handled this.

MSNBC scored quite the coup with the provocative Conway, and he did not disappoint.

Co-anchor Nicolle Wallace asked Conway to explain what it is that Trump did that was impeachable, and Conway explained a president’s duty to “faithfully execute the laws.

“When you take on that duty… you are promising to take that awesome power that’s being thrust upon you and use it for the nation’s benefit, and not for your own benefit,” Conway said, and added “And the problem with Donald Trump is he always sees himself first. Trump is all about Trump.”

He went on to say “that’s what this is all about, he’s using, he was using the power of the presidency at its most unchecked area, foreign affairs, to advance his own personal interests as opposed to the country.”

For many, the entire impeachment process is nothing more than a show, given that the Senate Majority Leader has already vehemently declared that a swift acquittal is in the offing for President Trump.  This means that the Democrats will be soaking up whatever spotlight that they can during these public hearings in hopes of exploiting this constitutionally sacred process as some sort of 24/7 anti-Trump campaign ad for 2020.

 

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Rep. Mark Meadows Again Blasts Impeachment ‘Sham’ as Public Hearings Begin

Given just how contentious the proceedings have been so far, it would seem that Meadows has hit the nail on the head.

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Today is undoubtedly a historic day for the United States of America, as public hearings regarding a possible impeachment of President Trump have begun on Capitol Hill.

This is the very first time that such proceedings have been broadcast into the homes of We The People, further adding to the uniqueness of these events.

Of course, not everyone on Capitol Hill is clamoring for these impeachment hearings to get off the ground, as Republicans continue to decry the process for its previous secrecy, as well as for its cart before the horse logic.

Many Republicans, like House Rep. Mark Meadows, are letting their voices be heard and emphatically denouncing the entire process.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with host Sandra Smith, Meadows said that Democrats want to “make sure that the rules are twisted to their favor.”

“We’re going to see that. We’re going to see their two star witnesses today. Neither one of them [has] ever talked to the president of the United States. And so, it’s interesting how the American people are going to be able to judge this based on secondhand or thirdhand information,” he said.

“As much as my Democratic colleagues will want to push it out, they are not going to be able to present the case to the American people in a compelling way,” he argued.

“When the facts come out, we will find that this is an empty bucket full of lots of innuendos but real no facts that would suggest that impeachment is warranted,” added Meadows.

He would go on…

Meadows argued that if the hearings were about a “fair process” they would have been “handled totally differently” and that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has been conducting a “sham process for the last six weeks.”

Given just how contentious the proceedings have been so far, it would seem that Meadows has hit the nail on the head.

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John Bolton Drops Wild Accusation Against Trump During Private Speech

We may have just received a small preview of what Bolton’s possible impeachment testimony will look like.

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There has been a great deal of speculation regarding former national security adviser John Bolton and exactly where he stands in regard to President Trump’s looming impeachment.

Bolton was fired from the White House after numerous rumors emerged intimating that he and President Trump were not seeing eye to eye on foreign policy – particularly in the Middle East.  The long-serving Bolton has long been considered a war hawk of sorts, pushing for military action early and often when situations in the region sour.

Now, with the impeachment scandal singularly focused on the matter involving Ukraine, Bolton’s experiences in the White House are under the proverbial microscope, with a great many in the West Wing wondering just what Bolton will say if or when he testifies.

We may have gotten a small preview during a recent speech he gave.

Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News.

According to six people who were there, Bolton also questioned the merits of Trump applying his business acumen to foreign policy, saying such issues can’t be approached like the win-or-lose edict that drives real estate deals: When one deal doesn’t work, you move on to the next.

The description was part of a broader portrait Bolton outlined of a president who lacks an understanding of the interconnected nature of relationships in foreign policy and the need for consistency, these people said.

Bolton has not yet been scheduled to testify, with the possibility of a court order to do so still hovering in the ether.

 

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Timing of Joe Biden’s 2014 Ukraine Trip Renews Concerns Over Corruption and Nepotism

The mainstream media can shout “debunked conspiracy theory” until they’re blue in the face, but it won’t change the facts of the situation.

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There is a very distinct reason why the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff doesn’t want to preside over a deep dig into the matter of the Bidens’ business in Ukraine; namely, that the disclosure of the facts in the case would completely eviscerate the Democrats’ impeachment narrative.

As of right now, the Democratic angle on impeachment is that President Trump’s insistence on investigating corruption within Ukraine was somehow inappropriate or uncouth, and based on the Commander in Chief’s desire to drum up damaging dirt on Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election.

For this narrative to be effective, Joe Biden will need to come out of this investigation unscathed and squeaky clean.  Otherwise, the President’s concerns would then be completed warranted, thus eradicating the plausible deniability the the Democrats are hiding behind.

That’s why Adam Schiff has attempted to forbid the GOP from calling Hunter Biden, son of Joe, as a witness in the UkraineGate impeachment inquiry.

In the mainstream media, the canned line about the Joe-Hunter-Ukraine connection being a “debunked conspiracy theory” is just that:  A canned line.  A soundbite meant to detract from the President’s defense.

But here are the facts:

Nepotism?  Check.

Continued use of hard drugs?  Check.

Then, just a month after this meeting…

As we can clearly see, the “debunked conspiracy theory” regarding Hunter Biden riding nepotism into his cushy Burisma gig is anything but debunked, regardless of the mainstream media’s incessant repetition of that talking point.

Furthermore, it would be highly detrimental to the Democrats for this information to become widespread, as it then vindicates the President’s concerns over American political involvement in Ukrainian corruption.

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Republicans Sink Their Claws into Impeachment with Plans to Subpoena Hunter Biden

Adam Schiff’s ‘make it up as you go along’ rules could put a kibosh on these plans, however.

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For much of its infancy, the impeachment of Donald Trump was something that the Republican Party was just not that into, and understandably.  From their prospective, and the perspective of a great deal of the American people, this entire ruse was nothing more than an attempt to reverse the 2016 election simply because the Democrats lost.

Even some of the nation’s most senior leaders are calling shenanigans on the entire process, with Senator Lindsey Graham even going so far as to call it “BS”, and admit that he’s just written the whole thing off as a stunt.

But other Republicans are seeing an opportunity in impeachment – one that would allow them to bring to light the controversy that got this ball rolling in the first place:  Whether or not Vice President Joe Biden’s position in the White House led to his son Hunter’s sweetheart business deals in Ukraine.

House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden, the Ukraine whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings, according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News.

It is unclear, at this point, how many of the Republicans’ proposed witnesses will be approved by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the Democrats, because the newly-approved resolution governing the impeachment inquiry give the approval power to the chairman and the members of the majority.

And that’s not all:

Republicans also plan to call the younger Biden’s former long-time business partner, Devon Archer, who also sat on the board of Burisma. Republicans claim Archer can help the public to understand “the nature and extent of Ukraine’s pervasive corruption information that bears directly on President Trump’s longstanding and deeply-held skepticism of the country.”

Fox News has also learned that Republicans plan to call the whistleblower—whose identity remains anonymous—to testify publicly as part of the inquiry. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in September the whistleblower would appear before Congress “very soon,” but in recent weeks has suggested that testimony is unnecessary.

Schiff has also installed rules regarding the witnesses to be brought forth in the case, releasing a number of questions that those on the stand would need to have reasonable knowledge of before being allowed to appear.  These questions have limited the scope of the witnesses to essentially just the July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky – something that Hunter Biden may not have.

 

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Non-Doctor Anthony Scaramucci Comments on President’s Mental Health

We, again, have an anti-Trump voice pretending to diagnose the President on cable television.

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As we move ever closer to Donald Trump’s inevitable reelection, the attacks being leveled at him by his political opponents have grown ever more bizarre.

For instance, the left is currently embroiled in an impeachment process that is certain to fail in the Senate.  Their hope is not to actually removed the President from office, since they simply don’t have the votes for it, but instead to conjure up enough negative news coverage regarding Donald Trump to put a dent in his 2020 plans.  This abuse of the process will likely go down in history as one of the most egregious acts of partisan politicking of the modern day.

Outside the walls of the Capitol, however, the insults and insinuations don’t end with impeachment.  Increasingly, we find anti-Trump voices turning to speculative hyperbole to cast doubt on The Donald.

Such is the case with former White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci.

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci discussed a new book by an anonymous administration official that is critical of President Donald Trump’s leadership.

Scaramucci said, “Some of it is hyperbolic, but some of it is also prima facie. Go to the president clippings today on the South Lawn. It’s not stable. It’s not normal. It’s not even inside of a bell curve of what people would describe as real mental health. He’s having a hard time putting sentences together. He’s repeating himself. He’s lost a lot of the sharpness he had in ’15 and ’16.”

For the record, Anthony Scaramucci is neither a psychiatrist nor a psychologist.

The former Trump insider would go on to label the President’s behavior as “incompetent” as well, making certain that there was no doubt about where he stands on the subject.

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