The Democrats have hailed the impeachment inquiry testimony of Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, as “proof” that Trump is evil. But his testimony does not really stand up to close scrutiny.
Indeed, Sondland’s testimony is very contradictory. On one hand he said he believed there was a “quid pro quo” but then in other comments he said there was not.
Sondland initially said that Trump demanded that Ukraine’s new president would have to announce that his government was to launch an investigation into the Biden’s in order to be afforded a meeting with Trump in the White House.
Sondland added that he “assumed” that Trump was also demanding a quid pro quo so that Ukraine would get its $400 million in military aid that Congress had approved.
But then, Sondland admitted in the hearings that Trump actually told him that there was no quid pro quo.
This is a direct contradiction.
But it also shows that Sondland’s “testimony” is based on his assumptions, not his actual knowledge.
This fact demolishes the Democrat’s claims that Sondland is a reliable witness because it proves that he didn’t actually witness anything at all. He just assumed it all. Essentially, he invented it in his head.
So, what were the main points in Sondland’s testimony?
His first point — the one the Democrats went wild over — that Trump did impose a quid pro quo on Ukraine for the foreign nation to get a White House meeting.
“I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’” Sondland said. “As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.”
Despite the breathless proclamations by Democrats, though, Sondland also admitted he had no firsthand knowledge of this supposed requirement.
Another point that Sondland made that undermines the Democrat’s claims is that the president said he wants nothing.
“I finally called the president. I believe I just asked him an open-ended question, Mr. Chairman,” Sondland said in his testimony.
Sondland said he asked Trump, “What do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas and theories and this and that. What do you want?”
“It was a very short, abrupt conversation. He was not in a good mood. He said, ‘I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo,” he said Trump told him.
Sondland also said that all the right administration personnel knew about what Trump was doing with Ukraine. That also defeats the Democrat’s claims that Trump has gone rogue.
Democrats have tried to claim Trump was carrying on an “irregular” foreign policy.
But Sondland knocked that down saying, “I’m not sure how someone could characterize something as an irregular channel when you’re talking to the president of the United States, the secretary of state, the national security adviser, the chief of staff at the White House, the secretary of energy. I don’t know how that’s irregular.”
The media is not really reporting all this, but the truth is, what Sondland actually said during his testimony totally demolishes everything the Democrats have been claiming.
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Minnesota Democrat Governor Tim Walz: Restaurants Can Have 50 People, Churches Only 10
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that while restaurants will be able to host up to 50 customers in their outdoor seating areas, churches will remain restricted to serving just 10 congregants at a time, whether indoors or outdoors. The only remaining concession to churches is that they’re allowed to hold “drive-up” services, in which worshippers must remain in their cars and tune in to the message.
Ironically, restaurants require touching a lot of common objects, where churchgoers can literally go into service and out without touching anything. Plus the fact churches are about 50x the size of a restaurant dining area.
On Wednesday, Minnesota’s Democratic governor unveiled the state’s new timeline for its “Stay Safe” plan, which includes the mandate that places of worship not be allowed to hold any types of services for more than 10 people — whether inside or outside — while simultaneously allowing restaurants to serve up to 50 customers at a time in outdoor dining areas.
The pandemic has resulted not only in a devastating economic crisis in the United States but a massive civil rights debate amid state and local mandates effectively prohibiting American citizens from exercising their constitutional rights, including First Amendment-protected rights of “the free exercise” of religion and the right to “peaceably to assemble” and “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Several state and local mandates prohibiting “non-essential” entities from operating have ended up including churches, and some officials have even cracked down on churches providing safely socially distanced “drive-up” services.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) heaped fuel on the religious freedom fire on Wednesday in his unveiling of the state’s “Stay Safe” plan beginning June 1. More
Do we still have people insisting there is no overreach occurring? Or it’s just a few states? Seems to be a common theme to limit churches with zero rationales. Masks can’t be worn while eating, so how does this add up?
Trump Will Sign Executive Order Rescinding And Waiving Regulations To Aid Economic Recovery
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order rescinding and waiving regulations in an attempt to aid our economic recovery.
White House officials say this new order will direct government agencies to identify any regulations that can be briefly waived to “promote job creation and growth.” A secondary action directs agencies to determine which of the 600 regulations currently halted under the national emergency should be permanently rescinded.
— Nevada RLC (@NevadaRLC) May 19, 2020
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking economic recovery by rescinding or waving regulations he says are inhibiting rapid job growth.
Senior Trump administration officials told the Daily Caller that the Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery Executive Order “is the first time in living memory that a president has responded to a national crisis by deregulating instead of grabbing more power.”
The order would mimic action the administration took during the early days of the pandemic to expand health care services, specifically telehealth options, and hopes to provide economic relief to the millions of Americans who lost jobs due to state stay-at-home orders.
The latest unemployment figures from the Department of Labor show that that more than 36 million Americans have filed jobless claims since the coronavirus pandemic began. Predictions from Goldman Sachs suggest that total U.S. unemployment could peak at 25% in 2020 without serious government intervention. Furthermore, the National Bureau of Economic Research recently warned that 42% of all coronavirus-related job loss could be permanent. More
President Trump Will Sign Executive Order Rescinding And Waiving Regulations In Attempt To Aid Economic Recovery
“the first time in living memory that a president has responded to a national crisis by deregulating instead of grabbing more power.” https://t.co/YgXiBSUGAA
— Mother Voorhees ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@MotherVoorhees) May 19, 2020
Let’s get back to work and let people take care of themselves.
— 💃🏻Will Not Comply💃🏻- Cj👒 (@ShotsRangOut) May 19, 2020
LIVE: President Trump holding a cabinet meeting…
Posted by Breitbart on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Democrats Admit They are Warming Up Another Attempt to Impeach Donald Trump
House Democrats have asked the U.S. Supreme Court for materials so that they can start yet another impeachment trial against Donald Trump.
House Democrats have asked the U.S. Supreme Court for grand jury materials redacted by Robert Mueller so that they can start yet another impeachment trial against Donald Trump.
That’s right, despite having absolutely no proof whatever, House Democrats are once again looking for angles to start impeaching Trump all over again.
Democrat attack dog attorney Douglas Letter, who has been the Democrat’s top advisor for impeachment, filed a 33-page motion on Monday to have the court release documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Mr. Letter’s filing demands access to the documents because the House Judiciary Committee’s “impeachment investigation related to obstruction of justice pertaining to the Russia investigation is ongoing.”
“The Mueller Report grand-jury material remains central to the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the President’s conduct,” Letter wrote on behalf of the Democrats. “If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the Articles adopted by the House, the Committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”
Per the Washington Examiner:
Mueller’s 448-page report, released in April 2019, said the Russians interfered in 2016 in a “sweeping and systematic fashion” but “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” The special counsel also laid out 10 possible instances of Trump obstructing justice but did not reach a conclusion. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded Trump had not obstructed justice.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Justice Department’s request to stay its ruling affirming a lower court order that it hand over the Mueller grand jury information last month. The appeals court ruled in a 2-1 vote in March to uphold U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell’s October 2019 ruling that House investigators should be given access.
Now, the DOJ is moving to have the Supreme Court take up the case.
The Democrats are on a desperate fishing trip for any information they can use re-start their illicit impeachment trials all over again.
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Schumer Says Trump Is “Picking On” China
Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says that President Donald Trump is “picking on” China by confronting them on their handling of the coronavirus pandemic during an interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 15, 2020
Chuck Schumer is one for making up allegations against President Donald Trump that have no basis in reality. In this video, he claims Trump is “picking on China” to distract from his alleged failures. Democrats are trying to make the president look bad all why they spout Chinese Communist Party propaganda.
Democrats have been the enemy of the American worker ever since Jimmy Carter. Since Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to support China so badly, they should be ripped out of office and face charges of treason.
Chuckie Scheister, the whiney corrupt spinmeister.
— Made In The USA (@rainbowofsun) May 15, 2020
Chuck please retire!!
— P Puglia (@PugliaPete) May 16, 2020
Sickening …. almost seems to be trying to poke his pitch fork.
— M Boylan (@m_boylan) May 16, 2020
Predatorily practiced politics in America.
— raiitech (@raiitech) May 16, 2020
Schumer is a damn hypocrite they’ve been going after President Trump trying to unseat him since the day he was elected #LiberalHackHypocrites
— Patricia L Rivers ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@PatriciaLRiver5) May 16, 2020
I see Chuckie took his stupid pill today.
— Di ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😎 TrumpAcquitted 2/5/20 TrumpUnleashed (@Dihaggis) May 15, 2020
🤣😂🤣 @SenSchumer is a moron.
— trumpgrrl (@thatmphsgrrl) May 15, 2020
— Mecktronix (@mecktronix) May 16, 2020
Why doesn’t Chuck go represent Xhina? UnAmerican POS!! 🤮🖕🏽🇺🇸
— Rob (@ROBERSON5543) May 15, 2020
Schumer, let’s get to the Truth before you shoot your mouth off.
— DAGGS, FRANKLIN (@DaggsFranklin) May 15, 2020
If China is buying our politicians you can bet a grifter like @SenSchumer is first in line.
— DJaye (@daniejaye) May 15, 2020
Isn’t Schumer bought and paid for by the Chi-coms?
— iammix 🔔 (@iammix24) May 15, 2020
Schmucky Schumer better hope none of his relatives are in any of @NYGovCuomo nursing homes.
— Gene Lamkin (@GeneLamkin) May 15, 2020
Biden: If I Believed Tara Reade, I Wouldn’t Vote For Me
Joe Biden: “I think they should vote their heart. And if they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn’t vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade.”
“If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."pic.twitter.com/dFcZuWBZNV
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 15, 2020
— Subdivided Double Agent 🇺🇸 🕆🆘🔜 (@IrishMaga) May 15, 2020
— Lynn McRae ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@mcrae_lynn) May 15, 2020
So there you have it folks Joe Biden will not be voting for himself in the 2020 election
— Michael J Rotter (@rotter_michael) May 15, 2020
Where is the #MeToo movement? I haven’t heard them come in defense of Tara Reade at all. What happen to believe all women? Why is the left always contradicting themselves? Hypocrites
— james (@ryux4x4) May 15, 2020
Creepy Joe can’t keep his hands off women or little girls. He LIES ALL the time. No one should trust this loser.
— Carolyn seagrave (@seagraverick) May 15, 2020
So it’s decided no way now how should anyone vote for Creepy Joe!! pic.twitter.com/nGZK1BSRmG
— Michael J Armstrong Jr “Little Mike” (@LittleMike1977) May 15, 2020
— Latino4Trump (@Quiksilver67) May 15, 2020
Then comes the victim-shaming by the left:
I’m a rape survivor. Im calling BS. She’s the poster child of why women aren’t believed.
— Jami (@JamZee69) May 15, 2020
— Erin Snider🆘️ (@ErinSnider10) May 15, 2020
I dont see any reason to believe Tara Reade. Why hasn’t she testified under oath? Why hasn’t she taken a polygraph? Ford did both.
— Leibow (@leibowde84) May 15, 2020
The PBS NewsHour spoke w 74 former Biden staffers, 62 women
0 NONE said that they had experienced sexual harassment, assault or misconduct by Biden.
ALL said they never heard even any rumors or allegations of Biden engaging in sexual misconduct
— Riotwomennn Temporary Because Copyright BS (@RiotwomennnTemp) May 15, 2020
Joe Biden Says “Millions of People” Died From Coronavirus
“This is not a moment for excuses or deflections or blame game. We’re — we’re in the middle of a pandemic that has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today. Lives of millions of people. Millions of people. Millions of jobs. You know, and we’re in a position where we just got new unemployment insurance, this morning, numbers, 36.5 million claims since this crisis began.”
Wow, @JoeBiden is the poster boy for cognitive impairment. Dems really want this guy to have his finger on the nuclear button? How is Joe going to run our country when he can't even find the bathroom?
— DrJimmyJ (@DrJimmyJ) May 15, 2020
How on God’s green earth is he even being considered able run the most powerful contry in the world. This old dude has no clue what he’s saying!!!???
— Jon Badillo (@badillo_jon) May 15, 2020
Poor guy! This is bordering on cruel exploitation. I really think he’s got some health issues and needs to be looked after, not sent out on the campaign trail to run for president.
— IB (@insanitybytes22) May 15, 2020
Biden is so lost – I go from feeling sorry for him to being angry that his supporters and his wife are so putting him in this position – he looks like a fool. He was all his career but now his has lost it – reminds me of my Father in law who suffered from Alzheimer. Sad
— Marti Brady (@mfb912) May 16, 2020
This is sad that he can’t complete a sentence but hilarious!!!
— POTUS SUPPORTER45⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@PSupporter46) May 15, 2020
Just imagine this guy trying to debate Trump for 15 minutes nevermind a hour or more. It be an absolute slaughter. Biden would be doing so badly the audience would be crying out “have mercy” to Trump as he turns Biden’s word salad into pulp.
— David (@david13388601) May 15, 2020
And he thinks he can lead through a pandemic? He doesn’t know where he is. He is so lucky Covid has kept him out of the spot light.
— jjskelly (@jnjskelly) May 15, 2020
Only a muggle would vote for this. Even if we didn’t know about all of the other scandals surrounding this individual, how could We, the People of this great nation, have this “thing” represent us in any way, shape or form?
— Margarita Jimenez (@margari56767156) May 15, 2020
SHOCK: Democrats Top List of Officials Least Willing to Work with Opposing Party
For the fifth year in a row, it is the Democrats in Congress who have refused to cross the aisle and work in a bipartisan manner.
If you were to listen to the left-wing media, it is the GOP that refuses to work with others, but in truth, for the fifth year in a row, it is the Democrats in Congress who have refused to cross the aisle and work in a bipartisan manner.
Yes, as far as the media is concerned, the Senate Republicans are the meanest, stingiest, most partisan monsters ever to step foot in Washington. But the truth is a far different animal.
The annual Lugar Center/McCourt School Bipartisan Index is out and guess what? That’s right, it is Senate Democrats who fill the sport for the worst rated for bipartisanship.
The report, produced in conjunction with Georgetown University, ranks U.S. Senators on how often they vote with the opposing party, and how often cross the aisle to work together on legislation. The report also looks at how many Senators co=sponsor bills with the opposition.
It turns out, nine of the top ten most bipartisan senators are Republicans.
Per Byron York:
he top bipartisan senator was Maine’s Susan Collins (R) — winning the title for the seventh consecutive year — followed by Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski (R), Colorado’s Cory Gardner (R), and Ohio’s Rob Portman (R). Then came the lone Democrat in the Bipartisan Top Ten, Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema. After that: Arizona’s Martha McSally (R), West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito (R), Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy (R), Florida’s Marco Rubio (R), and Iowa’s Charles Grassley (R). Republicans also make up seven of the next ten most bipartisan senators.
And who are the least bipartisan
Looks like the usual suspects:
Who are the least bipartisan senators? Democrats. For the fifth year running, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders (D), has pulled down the least bipartisan title. In all, Democrats make up seven out of the ten least bipartisan — Patty Murray, Mazie Hirono, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Jack Reed, and Chris Murphy. The three least bipartisan Republicans are Richard Shelby, Ben Sasse, and Cindy Hyde-Smith.
The U.S. House of Representatives is bottom heavy with Democrat creeps, too:
Seven of the ten most bipartisan representatives are Republicans. The leader is Pennsylvania’s Bryan Fitzpatrick, followed by New York’s John Katko and Peter King. The difference in the House is that the least bipartisan representatives are also Republicans — nine of the bottom ten. Alabama’s Gary Palmer, Georgia’s Rick Allen, Texas’ Chip Roy, and more. The only Democrat in the bottom ten is Massachusetts’ Ayanna Pressley.
And some of the other biggest whiners in the House — Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib — all rank among the worst offenders.
Is anyone really surprised?
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