He’s been here before with the Mueller investigation, but the stakes are even higher now
It seems House Democrats are dead set on impeaching our duly elected president and that extraordinary measures were taken to ensure there’s the smoke-and-mirrors appearance of a there there. They are not going to have an easy time of it, however, because President Trump and his team are coming out swinging.
“Republicans of all stripes need to recognize the threat to national unity and cohesion does not come from Trump’s request to Zelensky – it comes from the refusal of Democrats to let the American people decide who our president should be.”https://t.co/RNWd4SXF20
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 28, 2019
I (almost) couldn’t believe that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the trigger on impeaching President Trump before the transcript of the call was even released, and I was nonplussed when the nothingburger transcript didn’t do a thing to slow down the impeachment train.
President Trump is, quite understandably, calling this latest “bombshell” of nothingness another witch hunt and fake news.
One of the more effective political ads I’ve seen takes direct aim at the Democrats spearheading this latest attack on Trump.
As noted by Professor Jacobson, the “whistle blower” memo “was a very professionally-done document, likely crafted by a lawyer.”
Indeed, Trump’s lawyer stated the same thing the following day.
President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow alleged that the whistleblower complaint filed by an intelligence community official was written by “a law firm.”
. . . . Sekulow appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning to discuss the ongoing saga.
He began, “So, when you start with a witness saying, Steve and Brian, ‘I have no knowledge of the events I’m depicting here, and I’m basing this on conversations I had with colleagues of mine, and I think they are trustworthy.’ Well, do you know if they heard it correctly? Well, I don’t know because I don’t have firsthand knowledge. And do you think the whistleblower drafted that complaint? I mean realistically?”
Trump and his legal team are not alone in pushing back, many people are pointing out facts that don’t seem to make the headlines.
As to the whistleblower complaint — the transcript speaks for itself – no quid pro quo.
The Democrats bought a pig in a poke.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 26, 2019
Reminder, as this tweet points out: what we’ve seen is the Ukrainians weren’t aware aid was being reviewed during the call. It wasn’t until a month later.
So President Trump was “extorting” Ukraine with something they… didn’t know about?
The sham narrative is collapsing. https://t.co/Dk3mBNjkR5
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) September 27, 2019
Oh, by the way — the Obama administration told Ukraine to investigate Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
In 2016. During an election.https://t.co/Qmh7ai9Nug
"But at least it wasn't OBAMA!"
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 27, 2019
9. So too was Obama/Biden's FBI using Russian info (Steele dossier) to go after Trump. So too was Hillary getting info from Ukraine to target Manafort.
10. As usual, the Beltway goes crazy when Trump does it. I can't stand the hypocrisy.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 23, 2019
2016 – President Obama brought Ukraine investigators and prosecutors to the White House to coordinate investigating Paul Manafort and others: https://t.co/m6BKIV0K6x #Ukrainegate #UkraineHoax #transcript
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) September 26, 2019
In America you can’t even get a parking ticket based on hearsay testimony.
But you can impeach a president?
I certainly hope not.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 28, 2019
Trump and his allies are now ramping up their attacks on Democrats, the media, the whistleblower and the various sources who fed information on the president that made its way into the complaint. . . .
. . . . But the president and his legal team are fighting back by likening the whistleblower and his or her sources to spies — and questioning whether this is all the work of partisans.
“Sounding more and more like the so-called Whistleblower isn’t a Whistleblower at all. In addition, all second hand information that proved to be so inaccurate that there may not have even been somebody else, a leaker or spy, feeding it to him or her? A partisan operative?” Trump tweeted Friday.
. . . . On Thursday, acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified publicly before the House Intelligence Committee. Despite being pressed for hours by Democrats, Maguire maintained that the whistleblower complaint was “hearsay” and “second-hand” information—a sentiment Sekulow echoed Friday.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) points out a few home truths about Democrat priorities and motivation.
Since the day @realDonaldTrump was elected, congressional Democrats have been working to find any reason under the sun to impeach the president and undo the results of the last election. First, it was Mueller, then the Mueller report found no collusion. Now it’s Ukraine.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 25, 2019
Next month, it will be something else.
Despite the wild speculations from the media, career intelligence community staffers, and congressional Democrats, the actual transcript of the call reveals no illegal quid pro quo.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 25, 2019
ICYMI on @AmericaNewsroom: The Democrats refuse to get over their hatred of @realDonaldTrump. They're not interested in substantive legislation — they just want to attack POTUS. That's not good for the American people. pic.twitter.com/RaD1KrWzks
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 27, 2019
The GOP has released the following flashback footage of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) that gets right to the heart of what Democrats are really trying to do: overturn the 2016 election.
— GOP (@GOP) September 27, 2019
Normal Americans are also fighting back . . . with their wallets.
UPDATE: We have now raised almost $15 million in small dollar donations (including 50,000 NEW donors) since @SpeakerPelosi started this impeachment charade 72 hrs ago! Unbelievable numbers!! Keep it going — you and the dems are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020! ????
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 27, 2019
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