The so-called impeachment hearings are an absolute farce. Adam Schiff- who is best pals with Ed Buck and Terry Bean (drug dealers and pedophiles) – has controlled the information flow carefully, leaking out snippets of testimony with the same slick method he employed when opening an official hearing with his deceitful and mendacious rendition of the Trump-Zelensky phone call.
Alan Dershowitz has likened this process to the KGB under Stalin:
“Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, whether you’re from New York or the middle of the country, you should be frightened by efforts to try to create crimes out of nothing,” Dershowitz told host John Catsimatidis. “The latest twist was people on television, particularly CNN and MSNBC, are saying that if the president or somebody else were to name the whistleblower in the Ukrainian situation that person would be guilty of a crime. Well, I spent the afternoon yesterday searching the federal criminal statutes from beginning to end. I couldn’t find the crime.”
“It reminds me of what Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the KGB, said to Stalin. He said, ‘Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime,’ which he really meant, ‘I’ll make up the crime.’ And so the Democrats are now making up crimes,” he added.
So let’s look at the lynch pins of this farce- that upon which democrats are betting it all- the REO Speedwagon ploy:
Star witness? Taylor said in depo he believed reason POTUS wanted Ukraine to investigate Ukrainians' interference w/ the 2016 election & Burisma was just to get dirt on Biden. He later admitted to me his sole source of info was…wait for it…The NY Times. pic.twitter.com/Yj6DUlkit7
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 6, 2019
Zeldin has been superb.
democrats screamed loudly that Gordon Sondland confirmed Trump engaged in a quid pro quo.
Ambassador Gordon Sondland never had any firsthand knowledge of any “quid pro quo” involving U.S. military aid for Ukraine in exchange for Ukraine conducting investigations, according to his recently released closed-door testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry.
When he was asked by the Republican counsel, “To the best of your knowledge, do you know about any preconditions on the aid?” he responded, “No.”
“There were a lot of rumors swirling around as to why the aid had been held up, including they wanted a review, they wanted Europe to do more. There were all kinds of rumors,” he added.
What was Trump actually said?
He said he called the president on September 9, 2019, to find out what he wanted from Ukraine.
“He said: ‘I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. I want Zelensky to do the right thing.’ And I said: ‘What does that mean?’ And he said: ‘I want him to do what he ran on.’ And that was the end of the conversation.”
Speaking of contempt
Should be noted that the only way Vindman and his attorney can get away with the sheer contempt they show for members of Congress is because Chairman Schiff approves. From the transcript: pic.twitter.com/tjHdvKJyDv
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 10, 2019
NSA adviser Robert O’Brien has stated that Alexander Vindman will be removed from his NSC chair. Frankly, the whole of the NSC should be removed and Trump should start over. Now Vindman can be reassigned to somewhere more fitting to his proclivities- like Greenland.
Eric Swalwell accidentally blurted out something very interesting- his witnesses have been coordinating with each other to make sure their anti-Trump fairy tale testimonies are in accord.
[@01:17] REP. SWALWELL: These witnesses have been fairly consistent. And for the most part, they’ve not been coordinating or talking to each other.
Adam Schiff will be conducting his REO Speedwagon impeachment hearings in a Stalinesque fashion- not permitting GOP witnesses and stifling any questions that might counter his kangaroo court proceedings.
It should make for great theater.