Friday, October 4, 2019

The Second Half Loaf of Russiagate

OK, lets look at the "Biden Ukraine matter". Tongue firmly in cheek, Streif at Red State writes There Is Absolutely Nothing Suspicious And Criminal-Like About Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian Director’s Salary. Just imagine the same situation with Donald Trump and his sons.

From DaWire, Ukraine Prosecutor That Biden Got Fired Says He Was Told To Back Off Investigation, Report Says. But, of course, there were no scandals during the Obama/Biden administration.
The notes obtained by Fox News state that “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.”
DaFed,Ukrainian Officials Didn’t Believe Trump Used Funding As Bargaining Chip No quid pro quo.
Ukrainian officials did not think that President Trump was using U.S. aid as a bargaining chip when he and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke in July. According to BuzzFeed News, at the time of the infamous phone call now used as the basis for Democrats’ latest impeachment efforts, the Ukrainian president thought U.S. aid was already on its way. This aligns with what The New York Times reported last week in regards to the Zelensky government not thinking aid might be withheld.
Even AllahPundit admits By Two-To-One Margin, Americans Say There Are Valid Questions About The Bidens’ Conduct In Ukraine "You don’t need to go nuclear on a frontrunner who isn’t really the frontrunner anymore."

AmSpec, Biden Busted as Pelosi Pushes Coup d’Etat. Joe Biden tosses Obama in the general direction of the buses tires, Is Joe Biden Turning His Quid Pro Quo into an Obama Scandal?. doubling down, Biden Confirms Son Hunter Will Join Him On The Campaign Trail (DaCaller).

WaPoo, carrying water for Democrats, alleges that Officials’ texts reveal belief that Trump wanted probes as condition of Ukraine meeting, "Belief" says it all. AllahPundit, September Text From Acting U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine: “I Think It’s Crazy To Withhold Security Assistance For Help With A Political Campaign” Breitbart, Donald Trump: ‘Shifty’ Adam Schiff Could Not Carry Mike Pompeo’s ‘Blank Strap’. He looks a little stronger than that, but not much.

Capt. Ed at Hot Air, Turley, CNN: Why Are Dems And The Media Attacking Barr For Doing His Job? CNN? Bill Barr doesn't deserve hate from Democrats
Based on what we know from the complaint and the transcript, there is nothing in the rules of professional conduct for attorneys, or in the ethics laws governing US public officials, that even comes close to grounds for recusal.
Matt Vespa, Town Hall, CNN Contributor: Democrat's Presser On This New Ukraine Dossier Was A 'Hot Mess
The State Department’s inspector general on Wednesday shared with Congress a dossier of unknown origins that one lawmaker said contained conspiracy theories and was hand-delivered to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo months ago.

With members away from the Capitol for a two-week recess, Steve Linick, the State Department’s top watchdog, briefed congressional staffers Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, on the documents that Raskin said arrived at the department in May.

“It raises more questions than it answers,” Raskin said of the documents. “The inspector general had no idea where it came from.”

Monica Showalter, AmThink, Did Kurt Volker mop the floor with Adam Schiff's witch-hunt committee allegations?
Based on what Jordan says, apparently there was a lot in there about how Democrats worked hand in hand with corrupt Ukrainian officials to Get Trump in 2016 and Democrats don't want that information out there.

The testimony also seemed to be completely devastating also to the Democrat claims that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine solely to force them to help his campaign defeat Joe Biden in 2020. "There was no quid pro quo," Jordan said.

"I hear on a scale of one to 10, this was a 12," Hannity told Jordan, saying that for Democrats, the whole thing "blew up in their faces."

Jordan agreed.

Which would explain why Democrats don't want to release the Volker testimony at all, it would make them look like boobs. But even as they yell about transparency and President Trump gives them some transparency, they don't practice it themselves, Jordan argued. They only want to release information they think will bring down Trump, a selective use of facts.

That's what's being withheld from the public as the press engages in a feeding frenzy to set the phony narrative about Trump withholding U.S. aid as something linked to taking down Joe Biden in the ongoing 2020 election.

Schiff is unlikely to do it if he's not pressured, but pressure should indeed be on Schiff to release that critical information.
No, boobs look much nicer than Democrats.  Julie Kelly at AmGreat, The Anesthetic Effect of Ukrainegate. Are Democrats inoculating themselves from the charges they used foreigners to meddle in the 2016 election with "Spygate?"
Wary political commentators on the Right have noted that the ginned up outrage over President Trump’s call with the Ukranian president serves two political purposes: One, to supply the impeachment goods that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could not deliver and two, to obfuscate the ongoing investigations led by Attorney General William Barr into how the Obama White House unleashed the country’s most powerful government agencies against the Trump presidential campaign in 2016.

There is, however, a third motive behind the nonstop cacophony over Trump’s call and subsequent “whistleblower” report: To anesthetize the American public when the verdicts of Barr’s inquiries, currently underway by multiple authorities at the Justice Department, are rendered.
And an impeachment link dump:

Adam Schiff: 'We're Not Fooling Around' with Impeachment | Trending
President Trump -- Senate’s Impeachment Trial Rules Should Be Changed | National Review
Instapundit » Blog Archive » HEY, NANCY CHANGED THE RULES, SO WHY CAN’T MITCH? John Yoo: The Senate Should Change Its Rules on …
Biden Once Warned Impeachment Would Become ‘Partisan Attacks On The President, Charged With Animosity’ | The Daily Caller
Impeachment Is About Putting Down the Peasants’ Revolt | The American Spectator
Pelosi Expects Legislative Cooperation From Trump Despite Impeachment: 'Ball Is In His Court'
Trump talks impeachment, Dems and de Blasio with Michael Goodwin
Democrats' Trump Impeachment Push Is a Bonanza for Republicans
American Power: Trump's Campaign Cashes In
Bogus Poll Supports Bogus Impeachment | VodkaPundit
Napolitano: Trump Committed Impeachable Offenses
McCarthy to Pelosi: Time to suspend and retool your whole approach to impeachment
Chris Matthews: Shouldn't Democrats be looking at impeaching Mike Pence too?
Althouse: GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has 10 questions for Nancy Pelosi and a warning that the answer to all the questions had better be "yes," or...
Althouse: "Trump Publicly Urges China to Investigate the Bidens/President Trump made a similar, but private, request of the president of Ukraine, an episode that has sparked an impeachment inquiry."
Leader McCarthy and Representative Michael McCaul Call-Out Democrat Manipulation of Committee Inquiry…. | The Last Refuge
Unleashed: Trump Thunders Against Democrat Impeachment Efforts
Kevin McCarthy on Twitter: "READ⬇️ I’ve written to Speaker Pelosi to halt the impeachment inquiry until we can receive public answers to the following questions. Given the enormity of the question at hand—impeaching a duly elected president—the American public deserves fairness and transparency.…"
Ignore the hype — this is not an impeachment inquiry | TheHill
Jim Jordan – Volker Hearing: “Nothing Supported Adam Schiff and Impeachment Narrative”… | The Last Refuge
CrowdStrike and the Impeachment Frenzy | The American Spectator

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