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KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

Trump bad for wanting a crime investigated...….yeah....really going to take the Orange man down.

Probably gets Trump from 52 percent approval rating to over 60.

Meanwhile, Biden, the only democrat that might have been able to make a race out of it is going to have some legal bills to deal with before this is all over.

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BA Deere
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Re: KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

Democrats sure are good at coming up with obscure "bombshell" crimes that Trump has suposedly done that will surely get him impeached.  I mean, what`s the next "bombshell" that Trump didn`t have a guy with a lantern walking in front of his "horseless carriage"?    How about a good old fashioned sex scandal, something I can understand?  🙂

This latest deal is more of impeachment talk to cover up Biden and his crooked son`s crimes and if the establishment pulls it off, it`ll be a `Buy One get One` deal in taking out Biden that isn`t seen as liberal enough.  


The Joe Biden-friendly Establishment media has mounted a full-court press to “prove” that Biden is, well, not a crook.

The stakes are extremely high, Biden is vulnerable, and media players are using to a faretheewell the old adage about the best defense being a good offense.  The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal are desperately trying to steal the ball and get ahead in the publicity game.  But time is about to run out, and pre-emptive propaganda is unlikely to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. IF the facts do come out and IF they are reported, Biden’s presidential hopes may suffer a mortal blow.

When the corruption in which the former Vice President and his son Hunter were involved in Ukraine becomes more widely known, the press wants to be in position to “show” that it’s all the fault of President Donald Trump and his lawyers for trying to derail Biden’s candidacy by exposing him.  If past is precedent, the media will largely succeed.  The question is whether enough people will, nevertheless, be able to see through this all-too-familiar charade. 

In an interview with The National Interest, Joe Lauria put this episode in context:

“’It was in February [2014] when Yanukovych was overthrown, and just a few months later (in May), Joe Biden’s son and a close friend of John Kerry’s stepson, they both join the board of this Ukrainian gas company. And the name of that was Burisma Holdings,’” said Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News and a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. “’So just after an American-backed coup, you have Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and this John Kerry family friend joining the board of probably the largest private gas producer in Ukraine. They installed the new government, and as the bounty of this coup, Joe Biden’s son personally profited. He would not have gotten that job if Yanukovych was still in power,’” Lauria told The National Interest.”

Will U.S. voters have any way of putting these dots together, and also in discerning, for example, how much truth there may be in charges that Vice President Biden pressed hard for the ouster of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin, who was canned after investigating corruption at Burisma Holdings Ukrainian gas company of which Hunter Biden was a board member? 

In this video Biden admits on the record to essentially using a billion dollar line of credit as a bribe to get the prosecutor fired. 

If the truth does come out, no one will have to rely on remarks from the likes of Rudy Giulinai, one of Trump’s lawyers, who has called the episode “an astounding scandal of major proportions.”  That may be hyperbole but, still, the damage to Biden could be fatal.

And so, damage control is in full swing today at the Times, the Post, the Journal and other “usual suspects,” with the  Times winning the laurels with its Editorial Board, no less, weighing in with “What did Trump tell Ukraine’s president?” There have also been op-eds by Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, Anne Applebaum, Greg Sargent and (my favorite), George T. Conway III and Neal Katyal at the Post, whose headline is: “Trump has done plenty to warrant impeachment. But the Ukraine allegations are over the top.”

That title is correct.

This piece was republished with the author’s permission.

Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. Ray was a CIA analyst for 27 years; in retirement he co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

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Re: KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

Its something that happens so often that its become cliche, If a democrat accuses someone of wrong doing it means the democrat has already done it.

Veteran Advisor

Re: KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

however this plays out, you can be pretty much safe in betting that Slow Joe didn't want any of this excitement, and that even a guy that graduated at the bottom of his law school class knows enough to get lawyered up on this. The slow joe boat is taking on a lot of water, which leads back to who actually ran this one up the flagpole.....had to be one of the commie loving democratic Candidates and/or their handlers.

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Re: KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

BA, thanks for posting that....did you read the comments?

Lots of thoughtful commentary and background information. 

bruce MN

Re: KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

Trump is calling for a Congressional investigation into the Biden’s.  Lindsay who heads up the relevant Senate Committee says so as well 

So...why not.  Seems there have been so many of these calls from their side for hearings and prosecutions and nothing ever goes down. Get it on with this one. 

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Re: KS at Townhall simplifies the Whistleblower "Scandel"

Can't do it today. Climate science deniers have got the place shut down.

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One Dem that puts country above party

The swamp abides. The latest news media dumpster fire over President Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is a three-way ruse. Ruse 1: deflect attention from the main issue, which is Joe Biden’s trolling for payoffs on his missions to foreign lands as vice-president, first Ukraine, where son Hunter was gifted a board of director’s chair and $50K-a-month salary with Ukrainian gas company Burisma, and then a $1.5 billion “private equity investment” to Hunter Biden’s wealth management fund from the state-owned Bank of China. Ruse 2: to deflect attention from the damage soon to be inflicted on the Deep State by the forthcoming DOJ Inspector General’s report on FISA court abuses. Ruse 3. To set in motion yet another obstruction of justice trap for Mr. Trump on the basis of false charges.

This comes at the instigation of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who was formerly senior legal counsel to John Carlin head of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, deeply implicated in the FISA court matters of 2016 under investigation by federal prosecutor John Durham. Mr. Atkinson cited a complaint by an unnamed whistleblower who claims to have heard from a source that the President offered a quid pro quo to Ukrainian President Zelensky for reopening the Burisma case. The “whistleblower” may be Mr. Atkinson himself....................................

Something or somebody will have to put a stop to these seditious turpitudes. The machinery of the law must be turned on the “resistance” and its operatives in the Deep State. Mr. Barr has the opportunity to do that. A globe of silence has enclosed his doings for many months. Impatient observers jump to the conclusion that the silence means he is doing nothing. I am not so sure of that. Given the purposeful hysteria ginned up so dishonestly in the press — and so injuriously to the actual public interest — don’t you suppose he would want to avoid tossing dynamite into that dumpster fire? By the same token, those actively stoking the dumpster fire are revealing their utter desperation. The unexpected consequence will be the suicide of the Democratic Party. But then people don’t necessarily get what they expect, they get what they deserve.

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Congress may get to pound sand

Looks like they don't have a lot of options to get this communication unless Trump wants to share.

I think Trump will his own time and choosing.

Meanwhile, Whistlestick and BlowJay can continue to get up each morning, look in the mirror and think about the men they could have been.

And Slow Joe, and his pervy son can twist in the wind.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Congress may get to pound sand

Knowing how savvy that Trump is in politics and in dominating the news cycles, I bet that he plays this Whistle/Biden/Gate out deep into next year and lets Biden get the nomination as a seriously flawed nominee, suffering from alzheimers, graft scandels, and the groping too. And then Trump releases the nothing burger that is the Ukraine conversation.