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We now know, gentle readers, that the “whistleblower” is a CIA agent who was apparently assigned to the White House.  Congressional Democrat/Socialist/Communists continue to zealously guard his identity, no doubt because he is a D/S/C partisan, and because in pursuing his complaint, he may have broken numerous regulations and laws relating to the handling of sensitive information.  We also know that his complaint was wrong, if not entirely false, not that the D/S/Cs and the media care about facts.  As Gropin’ Joe Biden said, they have the truth, and truth is even more politically useful if it’s a lie.

Let’s review the developments since our last visit to this latest trumped-up non-scandal.  Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy comments, via Fox News:

Andrew McCarthy
credit: nationalreviewonline

It’s not an actual complaint,’ he said during an interview with ‘Fox & Friends.’ ‘And this goes to my point, which is that this is not an impeachment inquiry. It’s an impeachment show for television.’

‘I don’t think this is actually about law-breaking. I think this is a political dispute,’ he said. ‘And if it’s a political dispute — that is if it’s just about abuse of power and it’s not about a violation of the federal penal code — then the politics are what matters.

McCarthy is far more correct than these comments might indicate.  It was all planned in advance, not a spontaneous, by the book response to a legitimate complaint.  He is absolutely right, however, that the law has nothing to do with it; it’s entirely political theater, and the worst kind of politics.

[Schiff] was kind of moved in here and Jerry Nadler was elbowed aside to become the face of the impeachment project in the House,’ he said. ‘And I think the longer you look at this, I don’t think his credibility is going to be able to stand up to the job.

Schiff has any credibility, even before this latest hoax?!

‘And it may just be that if the job is that you’re making up something because you don’t have actual evidence of impeachable offenses, that has to happen… This isn’t the House of Representatives looking for impeachment. This is — Nancy Pelosi has decreed we have an impeachment inquiry.

Hey, who needs evidence—facts—when you know the truth?  The D/S/C propaganda arm–the media–have been churning out polls showing the public, like a Roman mob clamoring for gladiatorial combat, wants impeachment.  But Sharyl Atkinson, an actual journalist, rains on that parade at The Hill:

What if it turns out there are many other headlines — and statistics — that could have been chosen from the same [CBS] poll, ones that give an entirely different take on the situation?

Here’s one of them: ‘Majority of Americans in Democrat-heavy poll favor an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.’

Wouldn’t most Americans looking for unbiased information want the context that the poll interviewed more Democrats than Republicans?

A check of the poll data shows it interviewed 124 more Democrats than Republicans. That’s a statistically significant difference — 6 percentage points more Democrats than Republicans. Assuming, for the sake of argument, that Democrats and Republicans generally respond along party lines, a sample that looked at 6 percentage points more Republicans instead of Democrats would blow the ‘headline’ that ‘a majority of Americans’ favors the impeachment inquiry. It would, theoretically, change the pro-impeachment inquiry majority to a minority: 49 percent favoring the impeachment inquiry, and 51 percent opposing.

Yeah, but Atkinson is insisting on facts rather than truth.  What’s the fun—and political advantage—in that?  Conducting polls that purposely sample far more Democrats than Republicans is entirely ethical and truthful, because its different when D/S/Cs do it, because shut up and Trump.  Another unfortunate fact is that the Obama State Department, and Gropin’ Joe, intimidated Ukraine to quash a criminal investigation into Burisma Holdings, the energy company that put Joe’s son, snortin’/smokin’ Hunter on its board and paid him more than $50 thousand dollars a month, eventually more than $3 million.  But hey, Hunter has a serious cocaine habit, so that salary, for someone with no experience in the energy business, who doesn’t speak the language, might be considered a kindness rather than buying access to and favor with the Obama Administration, sort of a deranged mission of mercy, as Fox News reports:

Fox News obtained a copy of Giuliani’s notes from his January 2019 interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in which he claimed that his ‘investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.’

‘Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,’ the notes from the interview stated. The notes also claimed Shokin was told Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over the investigation.

Oh sure.  Guiliani is making this up after the fact, right?  Not so much:

In a statement to Fox News after this report was first published, Giuliani said the details were gathered before Biden announced his presidential run and the allegations were brought to him.

‘I explored them as part of my duty as an attorney to show that the crimes committed, were not by my client, but by Democrats. I was not seeking to investigate Joe Biden. I was not investigating Joe Biden,’ Giuliani said.

He also confirmed that he brought the documents to the State Department, saying that he was disappointed they had not been investigated.

‘Maybe they will now,’ he said.

Only if Mr. Trump lights a major fire under the deep state operatives that almost entirely infect the State Department.  I’ve often wondered why Mr. Trump doesn’t just call in the cabinet heads and tell them to tell their managers to force everyone working there to obey the law and to be absolutely non-partisan (the law requires that too–, and if they don’t fire them all the way up the line.  Perhaps he has, but the results, thus far, don’t seem to show that. This matters because D/S/Cs are trying to shut congressional Republicans entirely out of the so-called impeachment inquiry, as Fox News reports:

House Republicans are demanding an ‘equal playing field’ in the Democrat-led impeachment probe against President Trump after Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said ahead of Thursday’s scheduled testimony from former U.S. envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker that GOP members of the Foreign Affairs Committee will not be permitted to ask questions or have equal representation during the session.

D/S/Cs have not held a floor vote authorizing an actual impeachment process because that would give the minority—Republicans—direct involvement including the right to subpoena and question their own witnesses, like, perhaps, snortin’/smokin’ Hunter Biden.  But hey, they’re all for transparency and full disclosure, right?  That’s just the kind of people they are.  This is also the kind of people they are, again, from Fox News:

 

[A] photo obtained by Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” shows former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter golfing in the Hamptons with Devon Archer [Left], who served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings with Hunter.

Earlier this month, Joe Biden told Fox News in Iowa that he never discussed his son’s foreign business dealings with him.

‘I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,’ Biden said, pointing the finger at President Trump. ‘I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump.’

Hunter Biden told The New Yorker previously that he and his father had spoken ‘just once’ about Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine.

Right.  Gropin’ Joe and snortin’/smokin’ Hunter golf with other board members of Burisma, shortly after he was given a 50G per month windfall, and the topic never comes up.

Snortin’ Hunter:  “Dad, this is my fellow board member of Burisma Holdings, Devon Archer.”

Gropin’ Joe: “Pleased to meet you.  We must never speak a word about Burisma Holdings.  That would be wrong.  We must never even remember that I just said “Burisma Holdings.”

All:  “OK Mr. Vice President!”

But Professor Jacobson of Legal Insurrection brings up a topic I’m sure Lyin’ Adam Schiff would much prefer no one knew:

Today we learned that prior to the filing of the complaint, the whistleblower sought advice from Adam Schiff’s staff on the House Intelligence Committee as to how to pursue the complaint. Schiff denies talking with the whistleblower himself, but committee staff admit that they communicated with the whistleblower as to how to proceed, and shared some details with Schiff:

‘The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.

The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and meet with an inspector general, with whom he could file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff, an official said.’

Adam “Crazy Eyes” Schiff

Oh, I’m sure Schiff didn’t want to know the whistleblower’s name, or anything else about him or the situation.  I’m sure when a staffer tried to fill him in, he said: “No!  Don’t tell me anything about this.  That would be wrong!”  And that’s the truth.  But we should, gentle readers, feel very sorry for the media, as PJ Media reports:

The press remains eternally indignant about the fact that Trump refuses to just shut up and go away already:

‘When President Donald Trump erupted in rage during two appearances Wednesday, it foreshadowed a dark and unsettled impeachment season ahead.’

Ah yes.  I happened to see Mr. Trump’s comments.  I saw nothing that could reasonably be described as “rage.”  Disgust for the media, yes.

There was little strategy evident as Trump railed against Democrats and the media during public events with Finland’s president. And there were few new answers that might help alleviate the situation he finds himself in after asking a foreign counterpart to investigate a political rival.

‘This is the greatest hoax. This is just a continuation of what’s been playing out since my election,’ Trump said during an East Room press conference that became progressively more heated as Trump faced questions about his predicament. ‘This is a fraudulent crime on the American people.’

Au contraire, tiny media brains, the strategy seems quite clear. If the MSM is going to ratchet its noise level up to 11, Trump’s going to take his to 12. We are over three years into them trying to wear him out only to have him continually prove that he has more stamina.

He can do this all day, every day.

And this, gentle readers, is why he was elected, and why he will be reelected unless D/S/Cs can conduct election fraud on an unprecedented scale.  Indeed, Mr. Trump does not behave in a way that has, prior to his election, been thought “presidential.”  The term essentially means losing in a gentlemanly fashion, rolling over, exposing one’s belly, and begging D/S/Cs and their media propaganda arm not to hurt one too badly.

Donald Trump was elected because he said we’d become tired of winning. We’re not quite there yet, and we’re loving all the winning, because he’s not at all afraid of taking Barack Obama’s advice, though he punches back five times as hard, not merely twice.  He has the great advantage of punching against weaklings, pajama boys, whiners, liars and idiots, and that’s just the media. He says and does things Normal Americans say and do, or would say and do in his position.  But mostly, D/S/Cs hate him because he tells the truth about them and their intentions.  Republicans aren’t supposed to do that.  They’re allowed to whine in dismay, but actually doing something to stop D/S/Cs, something like telling the public what they’re up to?  Outrageous!  Unfair!  Mean!

The media and Congress are among the most loathed institutions in the world, and they’ve done it to themselves.  Tragically, they’ve drug down agencies like the FBI, DOJ and CIA essential to the maintenance of liberty.  But they don’t care.  They have the truth, and to hell with facts, the Constitution, and normal Americans.  They mean to seize ultimate power and wield it as corruptly as possible, and they don’t think anything can stop them.  We’ll see, and sooner rather than later.  More as it develops.