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The Defense Begins...
During a press gaggle on the second day of the Senate impeachment trial, Rep. Jim Jordan eviscerated the credibility of Rep. Adam Schiff in front of the media. Rather than speaking for hours and actually saying nothing, like Rep. Schiff has been doing for the last two days, Rep. Jordan was able to lay out the case for why Rep. Schiff should never be trusted even as a pizza delivery boy in under a minute.
The media should take note that when actual evidence of wrongdoing is present, it does not take three days of continually repeating the same statements that you have been saying for the last three months.
“We’re supposed to believe Adam Schiff today and everything he’s saying? This is the guy who said, ‘We have more than circumstantial evidence that there was coordination between Trump and Russia, and Russia influenced the election.’ That turned out to be false. Adam Schiff said that the Nunes was false. Michael Horowitz told us no it wasn’t; it was exactly right. Adam Schiff said you can trust the FISA court. Michael Horowitz said last month that no, you can’t; they lied to the FISA court 17 times. Adam Schiff told us we look forward to hearing from the whistleblower. Adam Schiff said we’ve had no contact with the whistleblower. Then just yesterday, the story where he misrepresents to all of you … that Mr. Z is Mr. Zelensky, when in fact it was Mr. Zlochevsky. But today we’re supposed to believe him? He just talked for two hours, 15 minutes, and we’re supposed to believe everything he said today, in spite of that history, where seven important things he had exactly wrong!?… That’s the kind of game that they’re playing here, and, again, I think that the American people see through it all.”
With Schiff’s desire to be a film writer, and the media’s encouragement, it seems he likely is viewing himself as Mel Gibson’s Braveheart character. Unfortunately for him, he actually is Bill Murray’s character in Caddyshack.
Day 4 - Dims again
I pray Nunes has better days...
He deserves them.
Trey Gowdy: Unless you have new facts, people's opinions won't change
Paul Sperry has done it again. The RealClearInvestigations journalist extraordinaire has spoken to witnesses who claim former National Security Council members Eric Ciaramella and Sean Misko discussed ways to “take out” President Trump in the days following his inauguration. This bombshell revelation adds additional context to the theory that Ciaramella is the Ukraine whistleblower and has been plotting to remove President Trump from office for years.
According to Sperry’s sources:
“Just days after he was sworn in they were already talking about trying to get rid of him,” said a White House colleague who overheard their conversation.
“They weren’t just bent on subverting his agenda,” the former official added. “They were plotting to actually have him removed from office.”
Misko left the White House last summer to join House impeachment manager Adam Schiff’s committee, where sources say he offered “guidance” to the whistleblower, who has been officially identified only as an intelligence officer in a complaint against Trump filed under whistleblower laws. Misko then helped run the impeachment inquiry based on that complaint as a top investigator for congressional Democrats.
This will add fuel to the fire that if Democrats in the Senate are able to force witnesses to be called for the impeachment trial, Republicans should subpoena Ciaramella. There’s a clear case that can be made about the necessity of having him as an impeachment witness whether he is the whistleblower or not. This new information means if the GOP neglects to call him out of some misguided sense that doing so will open up a can of worms, they would be making a big mistake.
As for Misko, who now works for House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, he can be bypassed. The real prize for Republicans to call would be Schiff himself. He’s the one who has been intimately involved in the investigation from the beginning, but if it is confirmed that he has been lying continuously about the whistleblower (as even the Washington Post claimed in their fact check), then his credibility as chief investigator for the House impeachment inquiry must be questioned
In fact, the entire impeachment debacle should be summarily thrown out immediately if results of his investigation are deemed to have been manipulated. There’s plenty of evidence that it was, including recent revelations that evidence is still being manufactured.
large bloc of Republican Senators reportedly skipped large portions of Wednesday’s impeachment trial, flouting Senate rules requiring them to remain in their seats at all times during the proceedings, according to journalist Michael McAuliff.
“Just counted 21 empty seats on the GOP side of the Senate, 2 on the Dem side, a couple hours into [Adam] Schiff’s presentation. Some are just stretching their legs, but most are not in the chamber. Some of them have been out of there for a while,” McAuliff said.
Just counted 21 empty seats on the GOP side of the Senate, 2 on the Dem side, a couple hours into Schiff's presentation. Some are just stretching their legs, but most are not in the chamber. Some of them have been out of there for a while.
That means more than one-third of 53 Republican senators tasked with deciding the president’s fate all missed the same segment of the historic trial. Among those absent from the action “for a long time” were Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho).