House Panel Laying Groundwork for Impeachment Probe

H/T Breitbart.

The DemocRats will be shooting themselves in the foot with impeachment.

DemocRats have been pissed off about Slick Willies impeachment and have been looking for a way to even the score.

And now they think they have this chance to even the score by impeaching President Trump.

In spite of what San Fran Nan says this impeachment is entirely about partisanship and it has zero to do with patriotism. 

The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to lay the groundwork for its impeachment probe and may vote on a resolution as early as next week to define the boundaries of the inquiry.

While “impeachment August” ended as a bust, House Democrats are hoping to revamp their impeachment efforts in the fall, despite hesitation from moderate Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is calling it an “impeachment investigation” of President Trump.

The committee’s draft resolution is expected to make rounds Monday, with a vote possible by Wednesday.

A source told Politico that the resolution would add legitimacy and “increase the ‘officialness’” of the inquiry.

As Politico reported:

Though the language of the resolution is still in flux, some sources said it could incorporate elements of traditional impeachment probes, such as offering access to the president’s attorneys or providing for more time to question witnesses. There was discussion among some Democrats on Friday’s call about the strength of the language in the resolution, according to sources briefed on the call.

“Democrats are hopeful that explicitly defining their impeachment inquiry will heighten their leverage to compel testimony from witnesses,” Politico added.

As Breitbart News reported, the House Judiciary Committee is hoping to make the alleged “hush-money” payments that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made to both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal a “major investigative focus”:

Cohen, who is serving a three-year prison sentence, has claimed that President Trump directed him to make the payments, although federal prosecutors declined to bring any charges against the president.

Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement to the Post, “No campaign violations were engaged in by the president.”

 The Post described the plans as “a new chapter” in House Democrats’ consideration of whether to draft articles of impeachment against the president.
Moderate Democrats, however, remain skeptical:

More than 130 Democrats have come out in support of impeachment in some form, crossing the threshold of half the Democrat caucus. However, more than 100 Democrats either oppose or have not clarified where they stand on impeachment, many of them vulnerable Democrats.

Pelosi essentially deflated her party’s impeachment hopes during a caucus-wide call last month, telling them that the general public “isn’t there” on impeachment.

“The public isn’t there on impeachment. It’s your voice and constituency, but give me the leverage I need to make sure that we’re ready and it is as strong as it can be,” Pelosi said, urging Democrats to make their argument as strong as possible.

“The equities we have to weigh are our responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution and to be unifying and not dividing. But if and when we act, people will know he gave us no choice,” Pelosi said.

“If he cannot respect the Constitution, we’ll have to deal with that. It’s about patriotism, not partisanship,” she added.

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Nancy Pelosi Just Delivered A Kill Shot To House Democrats’ Impeachment Hopes…For Now

H/T Town Hall.

The radicals are in charge of the House Of Representatives and not San Fran Nan.

The radicals will eventually get their way on impeachment.

We all knew this was going to happen. The majority of the House Democratic caucus now supports impeachment proceedings against President Trump because he won the 2016 election. This was the plan all along. Of course, the Democrats couldn’t admit this after they retook the House in 2018. They had to look like they were going to push a legislative agenda, not engage in a crusade against the Trump White House until the next election cycle. It’s the tantrum of all tantrums. And while this is annoying—the impeachment circus—it’s also highly entertaining; Trump lives rent-free in the minds of the American Left. And every time they think about it, the more insane these people get which also increases the chances that Trump secures a second term.

So, a majority of House Democrats backs impeaching Trump. What say you, Speaker Nancy Pelosi? She isn’t budging. She knows this move will animate the GOP base. This is the declaration of nuclear political war, and she knows her side could very well lose. In fact, she knows it will; the Republicans control the Senate and they’re not going to go along with this nonsense. The Trump-Russia collusion myth has been thoroughly dissected as trash. There is no appetite to impeach among voters. As our friends at Twitchy noted, even pollsters are signaling that support for impeaching Trump has dropped.

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Meanwhile, @SpeakerPelosi on a call with House Dems speaks to impeachment, given the growing list of her members who support an inquiry.

Her first point, and perhaps the most important: “The public isn’t there on impeachment.”

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Alex Moe

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Speaker Pelosi reiterated again on conference call with her members today that each are free to do what he/she believes is best regarding impeachment but that she intends to follow the facts + noted that “the public isn’t there on impeachment”

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There’s this extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeemly weird thing where a certain sort of resistance bro just sort of leaves out the rather important complication that impeaching Trump almost certainly wouldn’t result in his removal from office.

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Meanwhile, despite the insistence that public support for impeachment would go up if more Democrats came out in favor of it, a whole bunch of Democrats have come out in favor of impeachment and public support has… decreased. https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/documents/monmouthpoll_us_082219.pdf/ 

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And that plays into the narrative thus far for Democrats heading into 2020. They just don’t care about what voters think. They’re pushing health care for illegals, open borders, taxpayer-funded abortion, gun confiscation, and the destruction of private health insurance, which is part of their Medicare for All push. Oh, and this health care initiative will lead to the mother of all tax increases for the middle class. None of these proposals are popular with voters, especially the latter—and this impeachment push is no different. The liberal bubble is thick. It’s dense. And it keeps the nauseating stench of liberal condescension under an airtight seal. They’re wallowing in it now. What will happen when Trump wins again?

Federal Judge Took Democrats’ Russia Collusion Lawsuit Against The Trump Campaign To The Woodshed

H/T Town Hall.

Judge John Koeltl is a Clinton appointee and he ruled against DemocRats.

It’s another day of winning for the Trump White House. A federal judge just tossed the Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit alleging Russian interference in the 2016 election. It was a sore loser legal push. Some Russians might have met with Trump officials, which means there was a conspiracy. Nope. The report filed by ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller totally axed that narrative, noting that there was no evidence that any collusion occurred. With that, the report totally debunked most of the already unverified Trump dossier, which started this circus in the first place. The document was an opposition research project funded by the Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign, which hired Fusion GPS to get dirt on Trump. Fusion hired ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele to compile this file that was reportedly used as credible evidence to secure a FISA spy warrant against former Trump campaign official Carter Page. That’s a whole other off-ramp story along the massive highway that is the Russian collusion myth.

Back to the lawsuit, the judge was quite clear, there was no wrongdoing on behalf of the Trump campaign since they didn’t break any laws concerning obtaining the information from the Wikileaks dump. Those emails from John Podesta and the Clinton campaign aired out a lot of dirty laundry and made things quite awkward on the eve of their 2016 convention in Philadelphia. In short, the judge, a Clinton appointee, took a hatchet to the Democrats’ case, saying it was divorced from the facts (via Fox News):

A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.

The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts.

The DNC asserted in court filings that the Trump team’s meetings “with persons connected to the Russian government during the time that the Russian GRU agents were stealing the DNC’s information” were “circumstantial evidence” that they were conspiring with the Russians to “steal and disseminate the DNC’s materials.”

Thet suit did not allege that the stolen materials were false or defamatory but rather sought to hold the Trump team and other defendants liable for the theft of the DNC’s information under various Virginia and federal statutes, including laws protecting trade secrets.

However, Judge John Koeltl, a Bill Clinton appointee sitting in the Southern District of New York, wrote in his 81-page opinion Tuesday that the DNC’s argument was “entirely divorced” from the facts.

The DNC first filed its suit in April 2018, and the defendants responded that the First Amendment legally protected the dissemination of stolen materials.

“In short, the DNC raises a number of connections and communications between the defendants and with people loosely connected to the Russian Federation, but at no point does yhe DNC allege any facts … to show that any of the defendants — other than the Russian Federation — participated in the theft of the DNC’s information,” Koeltl said.

“Nor does the DNC allege that the defendants ever agreed to help the Russian Federation steal the DNC’s documents,” he added.

The DNC claimed the defendants illegally compromised their trade secrets contained in some of the stolen documents — including donor lists and strategies. But, the judge said, any such claim to trade secrecy was lost when the documents became public in the first place, and in any event, the newsworthiness of the matter trumped the trade secrecy issue.

Oh, and it gets even more brutal, as Fox added that even if the Russians had provided the information from the hack directly to the Trump team, it would not be illegal since the campaign proper did not participate with the electronic intrusion.

WATCH: HUMILIATED Al Green Walks Off CNN Set Over Questions About Failed Impeachment Attempts

H/T Godfather Politics.

Fake News CNN actually committed a random act of journalism questioning Al Green(Delusional-TX)about impeachment.

For those who haven’t heard, the House recently voted 332-95 to table the impeachment vote of President Trump. Al Green was hardest hit.

137 DEMOCRATS were included in those votes to NOT proceed (at this time).

So much for the Democrat majority being against this President.

MOST Democrats know that impeachment of Trump is futile.

On what grounds?

Common sense seems to elude Al Green.

Here’s Gary with the video:

How convenient that Green would be called away after CNN actually asked him a meaningful question.

100% Fed Up reports, Democrat Rep. Al Green (TX) appeared increasingly flustered after CNN’s Kate Bolduan repeatedly asked him about his failed efforts to impeach President Trump. Green, who is not likely used to being challenged on the low-ratings cable network that doubles as a Democrat Party communications department, reached up and removed his earpiece before walking off the CNN set the middle of the interview.

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Democrat Rep. Al Green (TX) appeared increasingly flustered after CNN’s Kate Bolduan repeatedly asked him about his failed efforts to impeach President Trump. Green, who is not likely used to being challenged on the low-ratings cable network that doubles as a Democrat Party communications department, reached up and removed his earpiece before walking off the CNN set the middle of the interview.

The Daily Wire reports – Green led impeachment proceedings against Trump on Wednesday that embarrassingly went down in flames. The Democrat’s resolution was rejected by the House 332 to 95 — the “no” votes included 137 Democrats.

“You have now tried three times — 2017, 2018, and now 2019 — bringing impeachment to the floor; they’ve failed. Is this one the last one that you’re gonna try?” asked Bolduan.

“It’s absolutely not,” answered Green, noting that he believes Trump “will be impeached and I believe that it is our duty to do so.”

The CNN anchor then suggested Green’s failed vote was fueling Trump’s base and pressed the Democrat over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s repeated opposition to impeachment efforts.

“Donald Trump is using your effort, and the vote, to rally the base. He talked about it … last night in North Carolina. Are you playing into his hands?”

“The base is not the American people,” Green said dismissively. “The American people don’t wanna tolerate bigotry; I just have faith in the American people. And I will continue; we will march on until victory is won.

“Nancy Pelosi is also going to stand up against bigotry,” said Bolduan, “but she has been very clear about the path forward for Democrats on impeachment.”

The rest at 100% Fed Up…

Rashida Tlaib and Al Green certainly have raised a stink about impeaching Trump this year.

Are you aware that Green was Tlaib’s only supporter when she tried to advance impeachment earlier in 2019?

That fact might be funnier than the video we just watched.

What a waste of time!

Taxpayers aren’t paying them to spend time on fruitless endeavors.

Their constituents certainly deserve better.

Maybe they are the people we should be impeaching. 🙂

Vote them BOTH out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSNBC Host: We’re Not Going to ‘Play Fair’ to Put Trump in Jail

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

So much for a fair and impartial news media.

This is why Sean Hannity calls them the hate Trump media mob.

‘We actually have a government led by Moscow Mitch and criminal Trump’.

 

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch on Friday said Democrats weren’t going to “play fair” to make sure President Donald Trump goes to jail.

Deutsch appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where he discussed some of the 2020 strategies he believes Democrats should follow to defeat Trump and send him to jail. After co-host Joe Scarborough went on a rant against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), dubbing him “Moscow Mitch,” Deutsch praised Scarborough.

“What you said in a couple minutes yesterday to me is the most important thing that’s ever been said on this show or on any show on this air and that we are at war,” Deutsch said. “It is time for the Democrats to wake up. We are playing against cheaters and liars or stealers.”

He went on to offer a different rendition of former first lady Michelle Obama’s slogan, “When they go low, we go high.” Deutsch said, “When they go low, we got to do whatever we have to do.”

“We may not have won the battle of impeachment, but we’re going to win the war of putting him in jail whatever we have to do and we’re not going to necessarily play fair,” Deutsch said. “For all the intellectuals out there whose hair is going to go on fire, ‘But we’re becoming like them. We’re becoming like them,’ we cannot lose the next election. We will go back 50 years.”

During the segment, “branding expert” Deutsch also offered some advice to Democrats about how they should label Trump.

“We actually have a government led by Moscow Mitch and criminal Trump. Oh by the way, we’re going to call him ‘un-indicted criminal Trump’ now because in two instances he has been an un-indicted criminal, so I know in regular when you’re playing fair, you’re supposed to call him President Trump. Just like when we call him Moscow Mitch, we’re going to call him ‘criminal Trump.'” Deutsch said.

While Deutsch has called Trump a “sociopath,” “dictator,” “evil,” and “a pig,” who might lead the country to a civil war, he said back in March he would vote for Trump over a socialist .

“No, you won’t,” Scarborough said. “Stop yourself.”

“Let me correct myself, thank you, Joe,” Deutsch said.

“You will never vote for a bigot, a guy that’s made bigoted statements for the past three years,” Scarborough said.

Deutsch clarified he would be “so distraught” if Democrats nominated a socialist candidate.

 

Adam Schiff Takes A Giant Step Away From Impeachment

H/T The Lid.

While Pencil Neck Adam Schiff(Delusional-CA)maybe be backing down on impeachment but his Comrade Jerry Nadler(Delusional-NY)is going balls to the wall on impeachment.

I can not help but laugh when I hear Pencil Neck Adam Schiff(Delusional-CA)referred to as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee as we all know Congress and the term intelligence is an oxymoron.

Adam Schiff has always been one of the lead liars pushing the fake Russian scandal. From the very beginning, the bug-eyed barrister from Burbank claimed to have proof that President Trump colluded with the Russians. He never came up with that proof. And thanks to Robert Mueller’s performance at his congressional hearings that proof seems even more nonsensical than ever. Even Democrats believe the  Mueller testimony was a disaster, but Adam Schiff-head says Pres Trump was proven to be a crook.  But if he really believed Trump to be guilty he wouldn’t have taken the giant step away from Impeachment he took today.

On CNN’s “New Day,” he praised Mueller’s performance as powerful, but gave little weight to the possibility of Trump being impeached, saying the only way he’s leaving office, at this point, is “by being voted out.”

Well, I think for the first time, people got to hear from the man who did the investigation himself. His work was not filtered by Bill Barr who misrepresented it. It wasn’t filtered by the president who certainly misrepresents it on a daily basis.

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But this is guy who spent the last two years of his life, has served the country his entire life talking, about that work and laying out how unethical, unpatriotic, criminal these actions are to willingly accept help from a foreign government to obstruct justice. So I think hearing that from the man who did the work was powerful.

The only thing powerfull about Mueller’s testimony was the feeling of sadness people had. seeing the former special prosecutor look so feeble.

We do need to be realistic, and that is, the only way he’s leaving office, at least at this point, is by being voted out, and I think our efforts need to be made in every respect to make sure we turn out our people.  Should we put the country through an impeachment? I haven’t been convinced yet that we should. Going through that kind of momentous and disruptive experience for the country, I think, is not something we go into lightly.”

But making false claims about a president is something Schiff goes into lightly. And those claims will continue.  Adam Schiff talks about Trump’s actions putting this country in danger but he doesn’t really care about that. He cares about his party more than national security. That was proven when he became Barack Obama’s house-Jew and helped to lead the effort to sell America on the lousy Iran deal. The same could be said about his Chairman-partner-in-crime the Jerrold Nadler.

Their only purpose in pushing the false Russia/obstruction narrative has ALWAYS been about returning the Oval Office to Democratic Party hands. They never cared about the truth, nor did they care that the American people wanted Donald Trump to be their president.  Even his step back from impeachment has nothing to do with what he believes. He’s only backing away to protect 2020 Democratic Party votes, and to raise his standing among the party leadership. Schiff doesn’t really believe what he says, he has no conscience.

To paraphrase something Shiff said during the Mueller hearing.  We can — and must — decide that this centuries-old experiment we call America is worth cherishing. And the ONLY way to do that is to stop the Democrats’ effort to overturn the 2016 election and to make sure they lose again in 2020.

Below is a video of the bug-eyed barrister from Burbank’s appearance on CNN’s New Day.

 

Robert Mueller’s House Testimony a Bust: Impeachment is Over

H/T Godfather Politics.

I could not watch much of this dog and pony show as it turned my stomach.

I came to the conclusion that Robert Mueller has dementia.

 

The above video must be devastating to the Democrats.

Democrats had high hopes that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony would ring the bell for impeachment, but instead, it has fizzled and led some in the media to pronounce the hopes of impeachment to be dead.

Mueller’s testimony broadcast all across the country was very bad for Democrats. Mueller looked confused and ill-informed throughout the event. He stumbled over answers, repeatedly asked for questions to be asked a second time, and often seemed unaware of what was going on. And, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper, he refused to even answer a question over 155 times.

The appearance before the House Judiciary Committee was so bad that NBC’s liberal newsman Chuck Todd said that the hearing had created a series of “narrative nightmares for Democrats.”

During a break in the testimony, NBC shot over to Todd who said that the whole thing was not working well for Democrats.

As Breitbart News reported, when asked if the testimony is bringing the report to life like a movie Todd said, “In no movie would the best actor, the lead person here has the fewest words spoken. And the problem here is you — basically the narrative that Democrats were hoping that Bob Mueller would be telling is essentially they are telling him and he is saying, ‘that’s true. yes, that’s correct.’ I wrote it down two narrative nightmares for the Democrats, one was ‘I stick with the language I have in front of you,’ or ‘whatever was said will appear in the report.’ He has no interest in helping to providing color, context and that does, I think take away some drama.

Meanwhile over at ABC, the network’s Senior National Correspondent, Terry Moran, was also seen lamenting the loss of the Democrat narrative by insisting that Mueller’s latest testimony finally put an end to their hopes of impeaching Trump.

Moran said, “Impeachment’s over. I don’t think Nancy Pelosi is going to stand for her members bringing forth something that is going to obviously lose in the Senate, lose with the American public. And the problem with Mueller’s testimony on this issue is that he had to carry the ball for them some way, whether he wanted to or not, at least by being a vigorous, strong, rock-solid prosecutor. And he looked like somebody who’d slowed a step or two, and perhaps, as the Republicans are starting to put out there, maybe he wasn’t in control of all those angry Democrats, maybe he’s a figurehead, somebody from the past that they put there so they could do their dirty work. That’s the theory they’re coming out with. It’s not going to be bought by Democrats, but they needed more fuel for any kind of impeachment effort.”

Even the left’s favorite lawyer, Laurence Tribe, said that Mueller’s testimony was a “disaster” for the left.

Laurence Tribe

@tribelaw

Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced.

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Indeed, Politico is saying that there is relief and even “euphoria” at the White House over how bad Mueller’s testimony was for the Democrats.

“The Democrats built up these two Mueller hearings as their Super Bowl, and at half time, it is not looking good for their side,” said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has kept a low profile since she was tapped for the job late last month, said in a statement, “The last three hours have been an epic embarrassment for the Democrats. Expect more of the same in the second half.”

“So far, so good,” a senior White House official said in a text message when lawmakers took a brief break about 90 minutes into the Judiciary Committee hearing. Another Trump ally described the mood in the White House simply as “euphoria.”

Perhaps one of the best Republican moments during Mueller’s testimony came when Texas Republican John Ratcliffe proved that Mueller’s entire second book of his report was essentially an illegal document because Mueller’s legal job was not to convict or exonerate anyone but was only to present the evidence so that a decision over prosecution could be made.

Ratcliffe’s time at the mic was devastating to Mueller’s credibility:

House Judiciary GOP

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Watch → @RepRatcliffe: “Can you give me an example other than @realDonaldTrump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined?”

Mueller: “I cannot.”

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In all, Mueller’s testimony was a huge bust for the Democrats.

In the end, we are still left with the facts being that there was no proof that Trump “colluded” with anyone, nor that he worked with Russians to change our elections. There was also no obstruction. the Democrats are now left with nothing on which to hang an impeachment trial.