We find out that the Dims pushed their Rules For Impeachment through the House. They, of course, are calling it not-an-impeachment vote, but an “impeachment inquiry” vote. THE goal is to impeach Trump, therefore it IS an impeachment vote. Period. Full stop. It’s just wrapping it up in a show trial worthy of Stalin.
Any rep who voted yes on that needs to be primaried and / or voted out. Period. They are un-American traitors to the voters.
After roughly an hour of debating on the House floor, a vote was taken on a resolution filled with ground rules for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The final vote was 232-196 with zero Republicans voting for the resolution and only two Democratic defectors. Freshman Representative Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) and 15-term veteran Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) both represent GOP-leaning districts and joined the Republicans in voting against the measure.
During the debate, representatives on both sides of the aisle gave their talking points. Pelosi gave quite the performance saying “what is at stake in all this is nothing less than our democracy” while standing next to a large poster of the American Flag.
Curiously appropriate… not even a REAL flag, just a faux poster one…
Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) accused Democrats of imposing “Soviet-style rules” next to a poster depicting the Kremlin. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gave a moving speech defending the president saying Trump has done nothing wrong, nothing impeachable and blamed Democrats for their obsession with the impeachment proceedings “because they are scared they cannot defeat him at the ballot box.”
It may take weeks or more before the House even decides whether to vote on actually impeaching Trump. For now, Dems have in place procedures “which give them the ability to curb the president’s lawyers from calling witnesses” which they say are similar rules to the Nixon and Clinton impeachments. Republicans, however, argue the resolution allows for rules skewed against Trump.
I wonder just how much dirt Soros and the Deep State have on Pelosi, Shiff, and Nadler to get them to do such a stupid thing. They must realize that the bulk of the country that voted for Trump are just getting ever more pissed about this crap. I was at best a tepid voter for Trump. “Nothing left to lose and maybe he’ll break up the place” schadenfreude vote. I’ve come to realize he’s actually doing a very good job. Moved me to “Yeah, I’m liking what he’s doing supporter”. Now, with him taking 3 years of a Garbage Onslaught and still standing, and now THIS? I’m being shoved into “Hard Core Trump MAGA Guy” land. You just MUST admire someone who can still be standing in the hurricane and laughing at it…
Then, in the show from today, Bongino talks about “Vindman” testimony. The latest “spin” is to attempt to read into the transcript what isn’t there. To write whole new bits into the … even though the Whistleblower himself said it was a ‘word for word’ transcript. Here’s the AP article on it, full of imaginings and spin.
Vindman testimony fills gaps on Trump Ukraine call
By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and ALAN FRAM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ellipses have long baffled lawmakers: What did President Donald Trump say on his call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy that the White House may have omitted on the rough transcript released to the public?
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman began to fill in those gaps.
In testimony for the House impeachment inquiry , Vindman, who worked at the White House National Security Council and monitored the July 25 phone call, told investigators he heard a discussion of Biden and Burisma — a reference to the gas company where Joe Biden’s son served on the board — and that some of the ellipses omitted Trump saying there are recordings of Joe Biden discussing corruption in Ukraine, according to people familiar with Tuesday’s closed-door testimony.
Would those “Biden discussing corruption” be his bragging about getting the prosecutor fired to save his son Hunter Biden? Just wondering.
Now, the juicy bit, at somewhere in the 20’s of minutes range, Bongino quotes an article that says Trump was encouraged to call Ukraine BY THE NSC. The NSC where Vindman was a member.
So let me get this straight: Trump had been told to call Ukraine by the same folks who then did the set-up to claim malfeasance and who now are doing closed door testimony where nobody can ask them embarrassing questions?
That sure smells like one big fat entrapment rat to me.
Bongino also has a bit of a blow-up over the idea we can’t question Vindmans veracity ’cause he’s a military guy with a medal. Um, what about General Flynn? Tulsi? There’s an interesting short clip of him and Geraldo shouting past each other as Geraldo says “give him a pass” and Bongino, rightly, says nobody gets a pass.
At the 30 minute mark the show moves to the California fires. Bongino rips Global Warming and (rightly) points out the PUC was ordering PG&E to install 7500 eCar charging stations while not supplying the money to trim trees and remove flammables.
California has ALWAYS had fires. It isn’t any different now than 50 years ago. I’ve been on a fire line. What is different now is we don’t remove the fuel load like we used to and all the safe land is built over so they are now planting houses in arroyos and canyons that have always been known as high fire risk burn spots.
It’s a pretty good rant ;-)
Then the next episode where we get a discussion of who in the White House was doing the spying for the TLAs / Deep State and now is part of the take down crew…
This one goes through more of the details of the who / when and documents on display. An illumination of the spying BY the TLAs on the Trump Whitehouse.
It sure is looking a whole lot like a typical Set Up for a Color Revolution… Entrapment all the way, but the bait wasn’t taken, so now they have to make up crap and commit perjury to endorse it. That’s what it looks like to me, in my opinion.
And isn’t it a crime to spy on the White House? Just sayin’…