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It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain
RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations

Posted on 10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT by Hojczyk

In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story.

It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate.

After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found no evidence of collusion. But given the scale of the damage done to the public sphere, clearly something had happened. Among other things, the FBI had put a presidential campaign under surveillance.

It was logical that Trump, and millions of other Americans, wanted to know the origins of the Russia probe and that the investigative work would be taken up by the Department of Justice. Since DoJ and FBI officials at the highest levels were implicated, it was natural that the attorney general himself would have a hand in the investigation.

Thus the panicked clamor coursing through the press at present is not about Joe Biden or his son or Trump’s alleged commerce with foreign powers. Rather, it is the fear that the Russiagate bubble is likely to burst. And the fear that none of the reporters, intelligence officials, and political operatives responsible for pushing the largest and most destructive conspiracy theory in American history will escape the ruin.

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1 posted on 10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/10/07/not_all_about_the_bidens_why_trump_has_ukraine_on_the_brain_120635.html

The article is worth reading...it is long

The impeachment battle is not just about congressional probes and alleged presidential strong-arming, but about the Russiagate narrative. Anti-Trump forces in the government and media are working to vindicate their previous efforts and discredit a forthcoming Justice Department inquiry into the origins of Russiagate by again connecting Trump and a foreign power to a U.S. election.


2 posted on 10/07/2019 7:28:48 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Ukraine in the membrane!
Ukraine in the brain!


3 posted on 10/07/2019 7:34:25 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: Hojczyk

EVERYTHING started with Obama and Clinton and ends with the DNC. We aren’t doing anything about it.


4 posted on 10/07/2019 9:17:22 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: shanover

But everything runs through Ukraine. When you go through the trouble of overthrowing a country like Soros did, there’s a reason for it. The corruption tracks back to Ukraine, and thus Soros and your usual NWO clown car.


5 posted on 10/07/2019 12:09:56 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Hojczyk
Ukraine’s ambassador to Washington told Solomon that Chalupa wanted to approach a member of Congress to initiate hearings on Manafort or arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment on Manafort’s alleged Kremlin ties during a visit to Washington.

Keep that in mind when Democrats and their media allies routinely suggest it is treasonous to seek foreign aid during an election.

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hmmmm ....

6 posted on 10/08/2019 3:43:36 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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To: Hojczyk
"The article is worth reading...it is long"

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LOL

It's longer than some short books.

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From the article:

This second Ukraine-related quid pro quo was the subject of Michael Isikoff’s Sept. 23 Yahoo News article, based on information from Steele, whom Isikoff describes as an anonymous “Western intelligence source.” ------

Michael Isikoff will always be a putrid little scumbag operative.

7 posted on 10/08/2019 3:54:14 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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To: Hojczyk

bump...good overview


8 posted on 10/08/2019 7:56:57 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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