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  • Pentagon official who questioned Trump's Ukraine aid freeze resigns

    06/16/2020 5:23:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 16 2020 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Pentagon budget chief who questioned the Trump’s administration’s hold on aid to Ukraine last year will leave her post at the end of the month, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Tuesday. Elaine McCusker, who has been acting under secretary of defense (comptroller) since last summer, submitted her resignation, with her last day set for June 26, according to a Pentagon statement. “Since joining the Department of Defense Elaine has worked tirelessly to ensure that our budgeting and audit processes give full value to the taxpayer while meeting the enormous security needs of our nation as well as the men...
  • Attorney General: Trump Was Right to Fire Intelligence Watchdog

    04/10/2020 6:07:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 10, 2020 | JANITA KAN
    Attorney General William Barr said the president was right to dismiss the intelligence community inspector general who handled the anonymous whistleblower complaint that prompted a partisan impeachment against the president last year. The attorney general made the comments in a Fox News interview aired on Thursday, saying that the inspector general, Michael Atkinson, exceeded his authority when he disclosed to Congress the whistleblower complaint that centered around a phone call President Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “From the vantage point of the Department of Justice, he had interpreted his statute—which is a fairly narrow statute that gave...
  • The Schiff coup: Day one -- These Facts Cannot Be Disputed

    11/14/2019 8:03:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2019 | J. Marsolo
    These facts cannot be disputed: 1. Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted and bragged on TV that he threatened to withhold one billion dollars in American foreign aid to Ukraine if Ukraine did not fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma. Burisma was paying Hunter Biden, son of the Joe Biden, over $50,000 per month as a board member of Burisma. There is no dirt to dig up. Joe Biden admitted to the dirt. 2. The Obama-Biden administration did not supply military aid to Ukraine when Ukraine needed the aid against Russia. This was admitted by the acting ambassador to the Ukraine,...
  • Glenn Beck Presents: Ukraine: The Final Piece

    02/06/2020 7:33:50 PM PST · by maggief · 65 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | February 06, 2020 | Glenn Beck
    The media and the Left drove the narrative from the start on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. They wanted us to see only one thing. It’s time to look at more. Glenn Beck connects the dots between the phone call that led to the impeachment of President Trump and why an investigation into Hunter Biden is so important. Ultimately, this was never about Trump. It wasn’t even about the Bidens. This is about a violation of constitutional power by Barack Obama that will horrify even his most ardent supporters. Glenn pulls back the...
  • Senators Ask Schiff Why He Hired Colleague of Alleged Whistleblower

    01/31/2020 4:18:44 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | KRISTINA WONG
    Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and other Republican senators asked lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) during the Senate impeachment trial Thursday why his committee hired Sean Misko, a former National Security Council staffer who was reportedly close to the alleged whistleblower, a day after the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Chief Justice John Roberts said, reading the question submitted by Johnson and others: Recent reporting described two NSC staff holdovers from the Obama administration attending an all-hands meeting of NSC staff held about two weeks...
  • Nolte: Let’s All Thank President John Roberts for Outing the Fake ‘Whistleblower’

    01/31/2020 7:05:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jan 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    We all owe Chief Justice John Roberts a big thank you for confirming the name of the phony, Deep State whistleblower who launched this stupid impeachment hoax. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella. Eric Ciaramella, a CIA analyst and raging partisan who falsely accused President Trump of impeachable crimes, who has a history of working with former Vice President Joe Biden, and who might have had his own agenda in wanting Biden’s corruption in Ukraine covered up… Yep, that’s him. After much speculation that Ciaramella is the guy, Roberts confirmed it Thursday through his unconstitutional act of commission. Justice Cuck...
  • WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz Explains the One 'Critical Mistake' House Dems Made in Their Arguments

    01/26/2020 12:54:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | |Posted: Jan 26, 2020 11:23 AM | Beth Baumann| @eb454
    Following the president's defense team's presentation on Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" to discuss what he saw and his expectations for the trial's future. "I think it was gratifying that, number one, it was the first time the president has had his legal team to defend him," Cruz explained. "Throughout this whole proceeding in the House, they wouldn't let the president defend himself. Finally, today, we got that." "Secondly, I think every senator is grateful for the neverending argument, the 24 hours of nonstop from the House managers, is over," the Texas senator said....
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...
  • House Intel Republicans investigating inspector general handling of whistleblower complaint

    01/07/2020 10:25:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Intelligence Committee Republicans are investigating the intelligence community inspector general for his handling of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, including potential inconsistencies in his testimony before the panel as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry, Fox News has learned. Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., first told investigative reporter Sara Carter earlier this week that the panel has an “active investigation” into Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. A source familiar with the committee’s investigation on Tuesday went into further detail, telling Fox News that Republicans are looking at the ICIG’s handling of the whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment...
  • Preident Trump Demands Immediate Senate Trial

    12/20/2019 10:16:30 AM PST · by powermill · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 hours ago
    In a series of tweets, the president accused the Democrats of not wanting to go to trial because their "case is so bad". He tweeted: "So after the Democrats gave me no Due Process in the House, no lawyers, no witnesses, no nothing, they now want to tell the Senate how to run their trial. Actually, they have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial!" The president said the Democrats did not want Congressman Adam Schiff, who led the impeachment process, the Bidens and a CIA whistleblower who sparked...
  • Transcript of Trump-Zelensky Call Shows No Pressure in Request to Probe Biden

    09/25/2019 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    epoch times ^ | September 25, 2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    President Donald Trump did not exert pressure or offer any repayment when he asked Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to probe the dealings of former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, according to a transcript (pdf) of a call between the two leaders released by the White House on Sept. 25. During the call, Zelensky was the first to bring up Rudy Giuliani, the Trump attorney who had looked into the Ukrainian business dealings of Hunter Biden. In response, Trump noted that Giuliani is a “respected man” and told Zelensky that he would like to have Giuliani call...
  • CrowdStrike: a Conspiracy Wrapped in a Conspiracy Inside a Conspiracy

    11/29/2019 5:17:25 AM PST · by Openurmind · 111 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Nov 29, 2019 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the last few days, media talking heads have been saying the word "CrowdStrike" a lot, defining it as a wild conspiracy theory originating in Moscow. They were joined by Chris Wallace at Fox News, who informed us that president Trump and his ill-informed fans believe in a crazy idea that the DNC wasn't hacked by the Russians but by some Ukrainian group named CrowdStrike that stole the DNC server and brought it to Ukraine , and that it was Ukraine that meddled in our 2016 election and not Russia. A crazy idea indeed. Except that neither Trump nor his...
  • Alexander Vindman condemned himself in his impeachment testimony

    11/20/2019 1:03:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19 2019 | Josh Hammer
    The commander in chief ought to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who serves on the National Security Council, for rank insubordination. That is the key take­away from Tuesday’s hearings in the Democratic impeachment push. Vindman, unlike other Democratic “star witnesses,” was at least on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, that set off the inquiry. But Vindman was unreliable and had questionable judgment, according to his own outgoing superior, Tim Morrison, the National Security Council’s senior director for European affairs.
  • Vindman Broke Chain of Command to Get Word Out of Trump-Zelensky Call

    11/20/2019 2:32:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 11/19/19 | Randy DeSoto
    Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified on Tuesday that he bypassed his chain of command and went directly to the National Security Council’s legal counsel to raise his concerns about President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. The implication appears to be that Vindman had an agenda, which was only strengthened by his claim in his opening statement that Trump demanded Zelensky open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, though according to the White House’s partial transcript, the commander in chief did no such thing. Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup...
  • Alexander Vindman Admits Making up Parts of Trump Call Summary

    11/19/2019 12:59:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/19/2019 | spiering
    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman admitted he made up elements of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an official summary. Prior to the call, Vindman included a discussion about corruption in the talking points provided to the president but Trump did not use them in the call. The summary Vindman wrote after the call read: President Trump underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity – within its internationally recognized borders – and expressed his commitment to work together with President-elect Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen...
  • White House releases transcript of Trump’s first call

    11/15/2019 7:02:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    White House releases transcript of Trump’s first call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensk The White House on Friday released the transcript of President Trump’s first call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky – in which he congratulated him “on a fantastic election.” The president had promised several times to release the transcript of the April 12 call, which he described as more important that the one about two weeks later in which Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. That call prompted a whistleblower complaint that led Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry. The probe...
  • We read all 2,677 pages of impeachment inquiry testimony released to date. [TR]

    11/09/2019 9:57:16 AM PST · by TomServo · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/09/2019 | Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb and Marshall Cohen
    (CNN)To President Donald Trump, the whole flap with Ukraine is over a "perfect" phone call. "It's based on a single phone call of congratulations to the President of Ukraine, which they fraudulently mischaracterized to sound absolutely horrible," Trump said a few weeks ago of his July 25 call with the Ukrainian President cited by a whistleblower complaint. But a review of more than 2,600 pages of transcripts released this week from eight witnesses who have testified in the House impeachment inquiry over the past six weeks shows how controversy over Trump's Ukraine policy had been brewing inside the US government...
  • Schiff Made To Watch Total Disaster As His Key Witnesses Fall Apart On Stand

    11/08/2019 7:27:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | November 7, 2019 Rebecca Diserio
    Inside Adam Schiff’s star chamber located on Capitol Hill where he has been conducting the bogus impeachment inquiry, things turned into a total disaster for the House Intel Chairman. According to new reports, Schiff was utterly humiliated when he was made to watch as his two key witnesses totally fall apart while on the stand. You don’t want to miss what the mainstream media is refusing to report. Reports from insiders who are privy to Schiff’s impeachment hearings are telling quite a different tale than the cherry-picked mainstream news reports. In fact, it’s turned into a total disaster for the...
  • Mark Meadows: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Does NOT Confirm Quid Pro Quo

    11/05/2019 4:13:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted on Tuesday that despite what many media headlines are reporting with regards to Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony, he did not confirm there was a case of quid pro quo between President Trump and Ukraine. "Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports about Ambassador Sondland's testimony. Here's what he actually said. 1. I did not (and still don't) know why aid was held up 2. I 'PRESUMED' it was because of corruption 3. I told Yermak my assumption," said Meadows, who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports...
  • House Republicans plan to call Adam Schiff to testify in impeachment inquiry, say he is fact witness

    11/04/2019 3:13:09 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2019 | Brooke Singman
    House Republicans plan to call Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as one of their first witnesses in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump following the adoption of formal rules for the investigation, claiming he is a “fact witness” due to his office's early involvement with the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the proceedings. A source familiar with Republicans’ strategy moving forward in the impeachment inquiry confirmed to Fox News on Monday that GOP members plan to call Schiff, D-Calif., for questioning -- even if they are unlikely to succeed. The source told Fox News that Republicans want answers to questions like:...