In breaking news, kangaroos have filed a class action suit against congressional Democrats, for giving their courts a bad name.

The House Judiciary Committee normally conducts impeachment inquiry proceedings, which are also historically held before cameras, not behind closed doors. But under Nancy Pelosi’s unofficial, non-traditional, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants inquiry, the proceedings were taken away from Judiciary Committee chair Jerrod Nadler, to be run by Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee, in the worst kangaroo court I’ve ever seen in the supposed land of the free. The Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Relations committees are allowed behind the closed doors, while Judiciary Committee members are cooling their heels outside, unable to ask questions or even to hear testimony for themselves.

Why the change of committees, and why have we not heard from Nadler at all lately? Did Pelosi take away Nadler’s chairmanship because he didn’t show enough impeachment fervor? That is hardly possible, as this mouth-breather has been living and breathing impeachment since Trump got elected. There must be some other reason or reasons why Judiciary has been left out of the proceedings. What if it wasn’t so much to put Adam Schiff IN as it was to keep certain Republican onlookers OUT?

Which brings us to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee. When he tried to sit in on Monday’s hearing --- which of course, he would normally be able to attend --- he was ejected. The House parliamentarian told him he couldn’t be there. After leaving the room, he tweeted, “Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler claimed to have begun the impeachment inquiry weeks ago. Now, his own Judiciary members aren’t even allowed to participate in it. And yes --- my constituents want me actively involved in the #KangarooCourtCoup run by Shifty Schiff. Chairman Schiff and the radical Democrats are are now active participants in the coup. To exclude Members of Congress from hearings confirms the American people’s suspicions: this is not a legitimate ‘impeachment inquiry’ --- it is a charade.”

More: “Chairman Schiff and Speaker Pelosi are equally complicit in hiding and obfuscating the truth. Blocking Members of Congress from attending ‘impeachment’ hearings is not only unfair, it runs counter to our Democracy.”

And more: “The perpetrators of this impeachment hoax must be held accountable –- both by the Congress, and by the American people.”

Monday night on FOX News’ HANNITY, he said this was proof that the Democrats “can’t win a fair election, they can’t win a fair debate, and they absolutely cannot run a fair impeachment inquiry because they’re stacking the deck. They’re doing everything they can to limit our access to witnesses and evidence, they’re not allowing us to call witnesses and, by the way, if Republicans had a witness list, it would be Adam Schiff who would be a fact witness because of the collusion that he and his staff were engaged in with the whistleblower that they had lied about...time and again we see that Adam Schiff is running a kangaroo court, and that should matter to senators who may have to ultimately consider this impeachment.”

He pointed out that Bill Clinton wasn’t treated like this by Republicans. (That is true –- Clinton had all the due process rights currently being denied to President Trump.)

“I think this is a shameful day for the House of Representatives,” Gaetz said.

On the agenda for Monday was the deposition of Fiona Hill, former special assistant to Trump and National Security Council senior director for European and Russia affairs, who resigned from the NSC during the summer and was there under Congressional subpoena, though she had agreed to appear voluntarily. Schiff apparently subpoenaed her so he could ask certain questions and keep the answers secret (other than his own leaks, of course). If Gaetz wanted to ask her any question or even hear what she had to say, he was out of luck. A fly on the wall had more access to these buzz-worthy proceedings.

Schiff explained the method to his madness on Sunday’s “Face The Nation” on CBS:  We want to make sure we meet the needs of the investigation and not give the President or his legal minions the opportunity to tailor their testimony and, in some cases, fabricate testimony to suit their interests.” He doesn’t want witnesses to know what other witnesses have said. In other words, they’ll be going after people for process crimes faster than you can say, “perjury trap.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-matt-gaetz-thrown-out-of-impeachment-inquiry-hearing_3115901.html

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee –- which presumably gave him access to the hearing as long as he kept his mouth shut –- tweeted his criticism of Gaetz’ exclusion: “@RepAdam Schiff is conducting his secret impeachment proceedings in the basement of the Capitol, and now he’s kicked @mattgaetz out of today’s deposition. This testimony should be available to every member of Congress and every single American. What is Schiff hiding?”  Jordan pointed out that only about 12 members of Congress have heard the testimony, while 423 have not and have no clue what is going on.  He urged Democrats to at least release the transcripts, which of course Adam Schiff will do in the interest of honesty and transparency and I lied about that last part.

Gaetz told reporters after being kicked out that he hadn’t gone there to participate, just to OBSERVE as a member of Congress and the Judiciary Committee. “If Adam Schiff and House Democrats were so proud of their work, they would be willing to show it.”

His next question was no doubt rhetorical, as, of course, anyone with more than a teaspoonful of brain matter knows the answer: “Why is Adam Schiff trying to run a kangaroo court? Why is he continuing to limit access to evidence, limit access even from members of Congress?”

Jim Jordan Denounces 'Secretive Impeachment Proceedings' After Matt Gaetz Was Kicked out of Hearing

Incidentally, it turned out just as I thought it would, with Schiff saying they wouldn’t be needing testimony from the “whistleblower” after all. Schiff didn’t expect Trump to release the transcript of the call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, and now that the “whistleblower” has played his part to bring out the story, the last thing he wants is to subject this person to questioning. There is no way to reconcile his account of the phone call with the actual transcript. Schiff especially doesn’t want any examination of this person’s anti-Trump ties, which we’ve discussed here, and the fact that he chose not to disclose in the complaint that he’d been in touch with Schiff’s office. This "court" is a bad joke --- bad enough to get even kangaroos hopping mad.

Here's an excellent segment from Monday's INGRAHAM ANGLE on the whole idea of secret courts, featuring former special prosecutor Ken Starr, who knows a thing or two about impeachment inquiries and is greatly concerned about the way this one is being conducted.

Ingraham Angle

 

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  • Jane Grubb

    10/15/2019 03:56 PM

    Is the republicans hands tied that they can not stop this madness? It sounds like Schiff & Pelosi have no one that can reign them in.No accountablity. This is despicable.

  • Joe Analco

    10/15/2019 03:39 PM

    Governor,
    You have had your time in politics and probably even more Interaction now. This Deep State corruption did not happen overnight, so my question is, how far back in history do you think that a secret established group could organize such a foundation of planned destruction? We as a country have seen signs of this type of Evil working over the years, but now it's been forced to become very public and apparent, where we are seeing an active coup with the influence of top officials involved from all branches of government.
    It's as if the desire for civil war was always its objective.

  • Amelia Little

    10/15/2019 03:19 PM

    All they are doing is wasting taxpayer money on an inquiry that is bogus---and they know it's bogus, or they would run it according to the rules. Whatever their outcome--it will be overturned, they will probably be laughed out of office. Meantime, they still get their salary paid by the taxpayers, and get to ignore the issues FOR THE PEOPLE they should be in chambers working on. And, this is NOT FOR THE PEOPLE, heck, it's not even for the people who register as democrats. It is for their own selfish purposes, for their attempt to take over ALLof government to proceed on to making this a socialist nation. God forbid they would get one little step up the ladder to that end.

    Not only should ALL the Republicans, but also the rational Democrats (there are probably more than we know) should stand up and give these clowns the boot. Demand to get back to the business of Congress, and let Donald Trump concentrate on the business of being President. Which, by the way, he is doing an excellent job of, despite all the antics the leftists come up with to distract him. Donald Trump 2020!!!!

  • Kerry Tackett

    10/15/2019 03:14 PM

    Impeachment is a democratic debacle run by a bunch of idiots. These people need to be impeached...not Trump. Kangaroo court in process! We’ll see you at the polls. We need term limits now!

  • Virginia Alexander

    10/15/2019 03:13 PM

    Our Government is A MESS!!!

  • Thomas Wiswall

    10/15/2019 03:09 PM

    Someone needs to know how to spell brake. I am disappointed by the illiteracy.

  • Doug Morgan

    10/15/2019 03:07 PM

    Again Governor, thanks for information that is compiled from different sources and summarized for us. "You read the news so we don't have to!" I also watch your show!!

    I don't understand why the republicans put up with this? I dare say if the roles were reversed and republicans tried to conduct a "kangaroo court," the dims would be forcing their way into the process. If enough republicans in congress demanded a presence in that secret meeting, I believe it would happen. While a few republicans like Rep. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz attempt to be involved, they do not have enough vocal and active republicans to forcefully back them up.

    Yes, I still blame republicans "almost" as much as dims for this embarrassing circus we refer to as congress. As group of cattle is a herd, someone has labeled a group of baboons, a "congress".
    Perhaps our forefathers could see far enough into the future that they named that legislative body, "congress" knowing it would become a show of baboons. (I apologize to the baboons for the comparison!)

  • Tracy Deck

    10/15/2019 02:49 PM

    Why was holly clinton and the DNC along with fusion gps allowed to pay for a fake dossier and use it to smear a Republican running for president? Trump is looking back in time to investigate a sitting VP doing illegal things but is in the midst of being impeached? This is a travesty of justice!

  • jack macdonald

    10/15/2019 02:44 PM

    Off the topic of your newsletter, but I wanted to venture a question about the topic of the NBA, Hong Kong, China, and Labron James. Labron is a coward, a hypocrite, and an unpatriotic loser. This man is a multimillionaire as a result of the American opportunities for people like him. He then turns his back on America and its principles of freedom to cower before the Communists. Some big hero he is. I really don't see any real difference between him and Colin Koepernik. jm

  • Julie Bodley

    10/15/2019 02:42 PM

    I'll continue to say it....How is this happening in our country?!?! And to an elected president!! What does that say for the rest of Americans freedoms?!!!? This is just downright scary!!! Who are these crazy nut bags, especially the rich like Soros, Clinton, Steyer, DiCaprio, Streisand, Cher, Meathead Reiner, LeBron James who's words almost sound kindergarten level.....money doesn't make you intelligent or give you the ability to tell everyone else how to live, think or raise their children. Too many know-it-alls who actually know very little abt anything. All I know is I couldn't be more sick of this world & the mean people in it throwing up all over the rest of us w/their I'm better than everyone else attitudes because they're are rich or want a free life paid for by everyone else!!! I live in Washington state, a very CCOOLLDDD!! STATE, and I don't mean the weather!!!! We love the beauty of the state but hate the politics here!! But, where do you move too after Obama purposely dropping groups of 1000's of cultic "I hate Americans" refugees into conservative states to drastically change their voting make-up. Why doesn't anyone talk abt that?? Jesus, hurry & come back!!

  • Cynthia. Eby

    10/15/2019 02:38 PM

    Why aren't the Republicans doing anything about it? I'm tired of hearing poor us and letting them get by with their actions.

  • Andy Warcaba

    10/15/2019 02:29 PM

    Governor: thank you and others like Rush, Shawn, Mike and Mark for reporting, BUT what are we supposed to do? It's useless to contact our Congressman or Senator (I live in Illinois). All that is happening is that we get aggravated. I've quit watching so much of Fox News: they are making a living. We need a leader to tell us how to respond. We don't need to continue to hear more, more, more and more. Come On already!!!!

  • Janet Underwood

    10/15/2019 02:28 PM

    The saddest part of this is that all of those who are cheering about "finally 'getting' Trump" don't seem to understand that if politicians can do this to the President of the United States, who happens to be a person of personal wealth so he can hire the best lawyers, those same politicians can AND EVENTUALLY WILL do the same thing to them and anyone else they wish. This is horrifying and allowing the Democrats to get away with this erodes everything our nation stands for. The only hope we have as a nation and a people is for people like you to keep revealing what's going on and how wrong it is -- and then to get out and crush the Democrats at the ballot box so decisively that the party must be dissolved. It's no longer working in the interests of the people.

  • sally E akin

    10/15/2019 02:22 PM

    The Senate?????? House Republicans?????? This is a Kangaroo Court. What can we do??? I just prayed this AM for this total irresponsibility of the Dems. And for the President. Christians - start praying more and more often and get to your Representatives and voice your OUTRAGE loudly!!!!

  • Stan Honstad

    10/15/2019 02:19 PM

    If you want to know what communism looks like, look at schiffs picture

  • Jacqueline Ceccorulli

    10/15/2019 02:13 PM

    I am totally disgusted with both parties. The Dems are riding roughshod over our democracy; what they are getting away with is insane ! I know the Republicans don't like their President but WE THE PEOPLE DO !!! They better stand up for their President and the party or we will be socialists - one step away from communism. Man up Republicans, enough talk - ACT !!!

  • Thomas R Sprenger

    10/15/2019 02:11 PM

    I believe that every Democrat running for a Federal office (that includes everyone from from those running for President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives) if they support this closed door process of the current sitting Democratic leaders?

  • Donna Boddy

    10/15/2019 02:08 PM

    It’s time for ALL Republicans and conservatives to get a backbone And fight back. Take our congress back before it’s too late. Don’t be over polite In this. Throw everything you can at them just as the revolutionary army did in the 1700’s. Make our country’s founders proud.

  • Barbara Riefner

    10/15/2019 02:05 PM

    If the Dirty Dems are breaking the laws surround the impeachment inquiry why are the Republicans hands tied and also the American people having their hands tied. Can't we do anything to voice our displeasure. This seems awful dirty and there is something that should be done about it.

  • Sarah H Tabor

    10/15/2019 02:04 PM

    I say it is high time our elected officials ie Republicans get behind our President and DEMAND that this kind of garbage not go on. Come on, let's stand up for our country.

  • Wanda Robbins

    10/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The vile Dems should not be able to get away with this secret stuff. Surely there is a recourse to this.

  • Gideon Rosenberg

    10/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The term, Star Chamber, comes to mind. This is what the Democrats want. Its' goal is to create social and political oppression. This can not be allowed to happen, for the last three years we false accusations, witch hunts, and now calls for impeachment. It is time for members of congress to go about the business of the country.

  • George J Murrey

    10/15/2019 01:56 PM

    Just as the article points out, schiff is playing the only game he and other dems want, theirs. He is just as much of a rogue as the NK leader, he'll do whatever appeases him. Also, why so secretive, what is he and his thugs are afraid, could it be the truth? Lastly, what happened in bringing in the former v.p. and his son for questioning, why are they immune, are they afraid they will tell the truth; or maybe their version? I smell a dirty rotten fish.

  • Tracy deck

    10/15/2019 01:52 PM

    I don't understand why this is legal for them to do? Everyone has someone to answer to, why don't they. Why don't all who are supposed to be there just show up and sit down. What can the left really do about that? Someone needs to reign these diabolical criminal dems in pronto!!!!!!!

  • Jerry

    10/15/2019 01:52 PM

    The reason Schiff Pelosi feel they are winning on this scandal of Impeachment the appearance that The Trump administration is being unlawful is just poor judgement on their part. The 2 of them forget people outside of DC know that the politicians for the most part lie cheat and in the case of this. Congress have done nothing but cheat and lie. The Health Care issue got Pelosi her job and immediately tabled HC so the House could gossip about the President. What are the results of Health Care issue? Did they legislate a system? No the HC issue was used to take over the House and the result. a couple of guesses. Lie cheat bear false witness against American citizens are its only results. The resources used to do this is overwhelming the money wasted could have gone to Children's Hospital .research for cancer. rehabilitation for our wounded Vets. Tunnels to Towers and so many areas we could put to good use, If taxpayer money is used to ruin the American President let the American People Impeach the House of Representatives can any of you feel my outrage for this abuse. Check Schiff and Pelosi's background see if George Soros is hiding behind them, I think George owns them.

In breaking news, kangaroos have filed a class action suit against congressional Democrats, for giving their courts a bad name.

The House Judiciary Committee normally conducts impeachment inquiry proceedings, which are also historically held before cameras, not behind closed doors. But under Nancy Pelosi’s unofficial, non-traditional, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants inquiry, the proceedings were taken away from Judiciary Committee chair Jerrod Nadler, to be run by Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee, in the worst kangaroo court I’ve ever seen in the supposed land of the free. The Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Relations committees are allowed behind the closed doors, while Judiciary Committee members are cooling their heels outside, unable to ask questions or even to hear testimony for themselves.

Why the change of committees, and why have we not heard from Nadler at all lately? Did Pelosi take away Nadler’s chairmanship because he didn’t show enough impeachment fervor? That is hardly possible, as this mouth-breather has been living and breathing impeachment since Trump got elected. There must be some other reason or reasons why Judiciary has been left out of the proceedings. What if it wasn’t so much to put Adam Schiff IN as it was to keep certain Republican onlookers OUT?

Which brings us to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee. When he tried to sit in on Monday’s hearing --- which of course, he would normally be able to attend --- he was ejected. The House parliamentarian told him he couldn’t be there. After leaving the room, he tweeted, “Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler claimed to have begun the impeachment inquiry weeks ago. Now, his own Judiciary members aren’t even allowed to participate in it. And yes --- my constituents want me actively involved in the #KangarooCourtCoup run by Shifty Schiff. Chairman Schiff and the radical Democrats are are now active participants in the coup. To exclude Members of Congress from hearings confirms the American people’s suspicions: this is not a legitimate ‘impeachment inquiry’ --- it is a charade.”

More: “Chairman Schiff and Speaker Pelosi are equally complicit in hiding and obfuscating the truth. Blocking Members of Congress from attending ‘impeachment’ hearings is not only unfair, it runs counter to our Democracy.”

And more: “The perpetrators of this impeachment hoax must be held accountable –- both by the Congress, and by the American people.”

Monday night on FOX News’ HANNITY, he said this was proof that the Democrats “can’t win a fair election, they can’t win a fair debate, and they absolutely cannot run a fair impeachment inquiry because they’re stacking the deck. They’re doing everything they can to limit our access to witnesses and evidence, they’re not allowing us to call witnesses and, by the way, if Republicans had a witness list, it would be Adam Schiff who would be a fact witness because of the collusion that he and his staff were engaged in with the whistleblower that they had lied about...time and again we see that Adam Schiff is running a kangaroo court, and that should matter to senators who may have to ultimately consider this impeachment.”

He pointed out that Bill Clinton wasn’t treated like this by Republicans. (That is true –- Clinton had all the due process rights currently being denied to President Trump.)

“I think this is a shameful day for the House of Representatives,” Gaetz said.

On the agenda for Monday was the deposition of Fiona Hill, former special assistant to Trump and National Security Council senior director for European and Russia affairs, who resigned from the NSC during the summer and was there under Congressional subpoena, though she had agreed to appear voluntarily. Schiff apparently subpoenaed her so he could ask certain questions and keep the answers secret (other than his own leaks, of course). If Gaetz wanted to ask her any question or even hear what she had to say, he was out of luck. A fly on the wall had more access to these buzz-worthy proceedings.

Schiff explained the method to his madness on Sunday’s “Face The Nation” on CBS:  We want to make sure we meet the needs of the investigation and not give the President or his legal minions the opportunity to tailor their testimony and, in some cases, fabricate testimony to suit their interests.” He doesn’t want witnesses to know what other witnesses have said. In other words, they’ll be going after people for process crimes faster than you can say, “perjury trap.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-matt-gaetz-thrown-out-of-impeachment-inquiry-hearing_3115901.html

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee –- which presumably gave him access to the hearing as long as he kept his mouth shut –- tweeted his criticism of Gaetz’ exclusion: “@RepAdam Schiff is conducting his secret impeachment proceedings in the basement of the Capitol, and now he’s kicked @mattgaetz out of today’s deposition. This testimony should be available to every member of Congress and every single American. What is Schiff hiding?”  Jordan pointed out that only about 12 members of Congress have heard the testimony, while 423 have not and have no clue what is going on.  He urged Democrats to at least release the transcripts, which of course Adam Schiff will do in the interest of honesty and transparency and I lied about that last part.

Gaetz told reporters after being kicked out that he hadn’t gone there to participate, just to OBSERVE as a member of Congress and the Judiciary Committee. “If Adam Schiff and House Democrats were so proud of their work, they would be willing to show it.”

His next question was no doubt rhetorical, as, of course, anyone with more than a teaspoonful of brain matter knows the answer: “Why is Adam Schiff trying to run a kangaroo court? Why is he continuing to limit access to evidence, limit access even from members of Congress?”

Jim Jordan Denounces 'Secretive Impeachment Proceedings' After Matt Gaetz Was Kicked out of Hearing

Incidentally, it turned out just as I thought it would, with Schiff saying they wouldn’t be needing testimony from the “whistleblower” after all. Schiff didn’t expect Trump to release the transcript of the call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, and now that the “whistleblower” has played his part to bring out the story, the last thing he wants is to subject this person to questioning. There is no way to reconcile his account of the phone call with the actual transcript. Schiff especially doesn’t want any examination of this person’s anti-Trump ties, which we’ve discussed here, and the fact that he chose not to disclose in the complaint that he’d been in touch with Schiff’s office. This "court" is a bad joke --- bad enough to get even kangaroos hopping mad.

Here's an excellent segment from Monday's INGRAHAM ANGLE on the whole idea of secret courts, featuring former special prosecutor Ken Starr, who knows a thing or two about impeachment inquiries and is greatly concerned about the way this one is being conducted.

Ingraham Angle

 

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  • Jane Grubb

    10/15/2019 03:56 PM

    Is the republicans hands tied that they can not stop this madness? It sounds like Schiff & Pelosi have no one that can reign them in.No accountablity. This is despicable.

  • Joe Analco

    10/15/2019 03:39 PM

    Governor,
    You have had your time in politics and probably even more Interaction now. This Deep State corruption did not happen overnight, so my question is, how far back in history do you think that a secret established group could organize such a foundation of planned destruction? We as a country have seen signs of this type of Evil working over the years, but now it's been forced to become very public and apparent, where we are seeing an active coup with the influence of top officials involved from all branches of government.
    It's as if the desire for civil war was always its objective.

  • Amelia Little

    10/15/2019 03:19 PM

    All they are doing is wasting taxpayer money on an inquiry that is bogus---and they know it's bogus, or they would run it according to the rules. Whatever their outcome--it will be overturned, they will probably be laughed out of office. Meantime, they still get their salary paid by the taxpayers, and get to ignore the issues FOR THE PEOPLE they should be in chambers working on. And, this is NOT FOR THE PEOPLE, heck, it's not even for the people who register as democrats. It is for their own selfish purposes, for their attempt to take over ALLof government to proceed on to making this a socialist nation. God forbid they would get one little step up the ladder to that end.

    Not only should ALL the Republicans, but also the rational Democrats (there are probably more than we know) should stand up and give these clowns the boot. Demand to get back to the business of Congress, and let Donald Trump concentrate on the business of being President. Which, by the way, he is doing an excellent job of, despite all the antics the leftists come up with to distract him. Donald Trump 2020!!!!

  • Kerry Tackett

    10/15/2019 03:14 PM

    Impeachment is a democratic debacle run by a bunch of idiots. These people need to be impeached...not Trump. Kangaroo court in process! We’ll see you at the polls. We need term limits now!

  • Virginia Alexander

    10/15/2019 03:13 PM

    Our Government is A MESS!!!

  • Thomas Wiswall

    10/15/2019 03:09 PM

    Someone needs to know how to spell brake. I am disappointed by the illiteracy.

  • Doug Morgan

    10/15/2019 03:07 PM

    Again Governor, thanks for information that is compiled from different sources and summarized for us. "You read the news so we don't have to!" I also watch your show!!

    I don't understand why the republicans put up with this? I dare say if the roles were reversed and republicans tried to conduct a "kangaroo court," the dims would be forcing their way into the process. If enough republicans in congress demanded a presence in that secret meeting, I believe it would happen. While a few republicans like Rep. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz attempt to be involved, they do not have enough vocal and active republicans to forcefully back them up.

    Yes, I still blame republicans "almost" as much as dims for this embarrassing circus we refer to as congress. As group of cattle is a herd, someone has labeled a group of baboons, a "congress".
    Perhaps our forefathers could see far enough into the future that they named that legislative body, "congress" knowing it would become a show of baboons. (I apologize to the baboons for the comparison!)

  • Tracy Deck

    10/15/2019 02:49 PM

    Why was holly clinton and the DNC along with fusion gps allowed to pay for a fake dossier and use it to smear a Republican running for president? Trump is looking back in time to investigate a sitting VP doing illegal things but is in the midst of being impeached? This is a travesty of justice!

  • jack macdonald

    10/15/2019 02:44 PM

    Off the topic of your newsletter, but I wanted to venture a question about the topic of the NBA, Hong Kong, China, and Labron James. Labron is a coward, a hypocrite, and an unpatriotic loser. This man is a multimillionaire as a result of the American opportunities for people like him. He then turns his back on America and its principles of freedom to cower before the Communists. Some big hero he is. I really don't see any real difference between him and Colin Koepernik. jm

  • Julie Bodley

    10/15/2019 02:42 PM

    I'll continue to say it....How is this happening in our country?!?! And to an elected president!! What does that say for the rest of Americans freedoms?!!!? This is just downright scary!!! Who are these crazy nut bags, especially the rich like Soros, Clinton, Steyer, DiCaprio, Streisand, Cher, Meathead Reiner, LeBron James who's words almost sound kindergarten level.....money doesn't make you intelligent or give you the ability to tell everyone else how to live, think or raise their children. Too many know-it-alls who actually know very little abt anything. All I know is I couldn't be more sick of this world & the mean people in it throwing up all over the rest of us w/their I'm better than everyone else attitudes because they're are rich or want a free life paid for by everyone else!!! I live in Washington state, a very CCOOLLDDD!! STATE, and I don't mean the weather!!!! We love the beauty of the state but hate the politics here!! But, where do you move too after Obama purposely dropping groups of 1000's of cultic "I hate Americans" refugees into conservative states to drastically change their voting make-up. Why doesn't anyone talk abt that?? Jesus, hurry & come back!!

  • Cynthia. Eby

    10/15/2019 02:38 PM

    Why aren't the Republicans doing anything about it? I'm tired of hearing poor us and letting them get by with their actions.

  • Andy Warcaba

    10/15/2019 02:29 PM

    Governor: thank you and others like Rush, Shawn, Mike and Mark for reporting, BUT what are we supposed to do? It's useless to contact our Congressman or Senator (I live in Illinois). All that is happening is that we get aggravated. I've quit watching so much of Fox News: they are making a living. We need a leader to tell us how to respond. We don't need to continue to hear more, more, more and more. Come On already!!!!

  • Janet Underwood

    10/15/2019 02:28 PM

    The saddest part of this is that all of those who are cheering about "finally 'getting' Trump" don't seem to understand that if politicians can do this to the President of the United States, who happens to be a person of personal wealth so he can hire the best lawyers, those same politicians can AND EVENTUALLY WILL do the same thing to them and anyone else they wish. This is horrifying and allowing the Democrats to get away with this erodes everything our nation stands for. The only hope we have as a nation and a people is for people like you to keep revealing what's going on and how wrong it is -- and then to get out and crush the Democrats at the ballot box so decisively that the party must be dissolved. It's no longer working in the interests of the people.

  • sally E akin

    10/15/2019 02:22 PM

    The Senate?????? House Republicans?????? This is a Kangaroo Court. What can we do??? I just prayed this AM for this total irresponsibility of the Dems. And for the President. Christians - start praying more and more often and get to your Representatives and voice your OUTRAGE loudly!!!!

  • Stan Honstad

    10/15/2019 02:19 PM

    If you want to know what communism looks like, look at schiffs picture

  • Jacqueline Ceccorulli

    10/15/2019 02:13 PM

    I am totally disgusted with both parties. The Dems are riding roughshod over our democracy; what they are getting away with is insane ! I know the Republicans don't like their President but WE THE PEOPLE DO !!! They better stand up for their President and the party or we will be socialists - one step away from communism. Man up Republicans, enough talk - ACT !!!

  • Thomas R Sprenger

    10/15/2019 02:11 PM

    I believe that every Democrat running for a Federal office (that includes everyone from from those running for President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives) if they support this closed door process of the current sitting Democratic leaders?

  • Donna Boddy

    10/15/2019 02:08 PM

    It’s time for ALL Republicans and conservatives to get a backbone And fight back. Take our congress back before it’s too late. Don’t be over polite In this. Throw everything you can at them just as the revolutionary army did in the 1700’s. Make our country’s founders proud.

  • Barbara Riefner

    10/15/2019 02:05 PM

    If the Dirty Dems are breaking the laws surround the impeachment inquiry why are the Republicans hands tied and also the American people having their hands tied. Can't we do anything to voice our displeasure. This seems awful dirty and there is something that should be done about it.

  • Sarah H Tabor

    10/15/2019 02:04 PM

    I say it is high time our elected officials ie Republicans get behind our President and DEMAND that this kind of garbage not go on. Come on, let's stand up for our country.

  • Wanda Robbins

    10/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The vile Dems should not be able to get away with this secret stuff. Surely there is a recourse to this.

  • Gideon Rosenberg

    10/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The term, Star Chamber, comes to mind. This is what the Democrats want. Its' goal is to create social and political oppression. This can not be allowed to happen, for the last three years we false accusations, witch hunts, and now calls for impeachment. It is time for members of congress to go about the business of the country.

  • George J Murrey

    10/15/2019 01:56 PM

    Just as the article points out, schiff is playing the only game he and other dems want, theirs. He is just as much of a rogue as the NK leader, he'll do whatever appeases him. Also, why so secretive, what is he and his thugs are afraid, could it be the truth? Lastly, what happened in bringing in the former v.p. and his son for questioning, why are they immune, are they afraid they will tell the truth; or maybe their version? I smell a dirty rotten fish.

  • Tracy deck

    10/15/2019 01:52 PM

    I don't understand why this is legal for them to do? Everyone has someone to answer to, why don't they. Why don't all who are supposed to be there just show up and sit down. What can the left really do about that? Someone needs to reign these diabolical criminal dems in pronto!!!!!!!

  • Jerry

    10/15/2019 01:52 PM

    The reason Schiff Pelosi feel they are winning on this scandal of Impeachment the appearance that The Trump administration is being unlawful is just poor judgement on their part. The 2 of them forget people outside of DC know that the politicians for the most part lie cheat and in the case of this. Congress have done nothing but cheat and lie. The Health Care issue got Pelosi her job and immediately tabled HC so the House could gossip about the President. What are the results of Health Care issue? Did they legislate a system? No the HC issue was used to take over the House and the result. a couple of guesses. Lie cheat bear false witness against American citizens are its only results. The resources used to do this is overwhelming the money wasted could have gone to Children's Hospital .research for cancer. rehabilitation for our wounded Vets. Tunnels to Towers and so many areas we could put to good use, If taxpayer money is used to ruin the American President let the American People Impeach the House of Representatives can any of you feel my outrage for this abuse. Check Schiff and Pelosi's background see if George Soros is hiding behind them, I think George owns them.

In breaking news, kangaroos have filed a class action suit against congressional Democrats, for giving their courts a bad name.

The House Judiciary Committee normally conducts impeachment inquiry proceedings, which are also historically held before cameras, not behind closed doors. But under Nancy Pelosi’s unofficial, non-traditional, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants inquiry, the proceedings were taken away from Judiciary Committee chair Jerrod Nadler, to be run by Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee, in the worst kangaroo court I’ve ever seen in the supposed land of the free. The Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Relations committees are allowed behind the closed doors, while Judiciary Committee members are cooling their heels outside, unable to ask questions or even to hear testimony for themselves.

Why the change of committees, and why have we not heard from Nadler at all lately? Did Pelosi take away Nadler’s chairmanship because he didn’t show enough impeachment fervor? That is hardly possible, as this mouth-breather has been living and breathing impeachment since Trump got elected. There must be some other reason or reasons why Judiciary has been left out of the proceedings. What if it wasn’t so much to put Adam Schiff IN as it was to keep certain Republican onlookers OUT?

Which brings us to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee. When he tried to sit in on Monday’s hearing --- which of course, he would normally be able to attend --- he was ejected. The House parliamentarian told him he couldn’t be there. After leaving the room, he tweeted, “Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler claimed to have begun the impeachment inquiry weeks ago. Now, his own Judiciary members aren’t even allowed to participate in it. And yes --- my constituents want me actively involved in the #KangarooCourtCoup run by Shifty Schiff. Chairman Schiff and the radical Democrats are are now active participants in the coup. To exclude Members of Congress from hearings confirms the American people’s suspicions: this is not a legitimate ‘impeachment inquiry’ --- it is a charade.”

More: “Chairman Schiff and Speaker Pelosi are equally complicit in hiding and obfuscating the truth. Blocking Members of Congress from attending ‘impeachment’ hearings is not only unfair, it runs counter to our Democracy.”

And more: “The perpetrators of this impeachment hoax must be held accountable –- both by the Congress, and by the American people.”

Monday night on FOX News’ HANNITY, he said this was proof that the Democrats “can’t win a fair election, they can’t win a fair debate, and they absolutely cannot run a fair impeachment inquiry because they’re stacking the deck. They’re doing everything they can to limit our access to witnesses and evidence, they’re not allowing us to call witnesses and, by the way, if Republicans had a witness list, it would be Adam Schiff who would be a fact witness because of the collusion that he and his staff were engaged in with the whistleblower that they had lied about...time and again we see that Adam Schiff is running a kangaroo court, and that should matter to senators who may have to ultimately consider this impeachment.”

He pointed out that Bill Clinton wasn’t treated like this by Republicans. (That is true –- Clinton had all the due process rights currently being denied to President Trump.)

“I think this is a shameful day for the House of Representatives,” Gaetz said.

On the agenda for Monday was the deposition of Fiona Hill, former special assistant to Trump and National Security Council senior director for European and Russia affairs, who resigned from the NSC during the summer and was there under Congressional subpoena, though she had agreed to appear voluntarily. Schiff apparently subpoenaed her so he could ask certain questions and keep the answers secret (other than his own leaks, of course). If Gaetz wanted to ask her any question or even hear what she had to say, he was out of luck. A fly on the wall had more access to these buzz-worthy proceedings.

Schiff explained the method to his madness on Sunday’s “Face The Nation” on CBS:  We want to make sure we meet the needs of the investigation and not give the President or his legal minions the opportunity to tailor their testimony and, in some cases, fabricate testimony to suit their interests.” He doesn’t want witnesses to know what other witnesses have said. In other words, they’ll be going after people for process crimes faster than you can say, “perjury trap.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-matt-gaetz-thrown-out-of-impeachment-inquiry-hearing_3115901.html

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee –- which presumably gave him access to the hearing as long as he kept his mouth shut –- tweeted his criticism of Gaetz’ exclusion: “@RepAdam Schiff is conducting his secret impeachment proceedings in the basement of the Capitol, and now he’s kicked @mattgaetz out of today’s deposition. This testimony should be available to every member of Congress and every single American. What is Schiff hiding?”  Jordan pointed out that only about 12 members of Congress have heard the testimony, while 423 have not and have no clue what is going on.  He urged Democrats to at least release the transcripts, which of course Adam Schiff will do in the interest of honesty and transparency and I lied about that last part.

Gaetz told reporters after being kicked out that he hadn’t gone there to participate, just to OBSERVE as a member of Congress and the Judiciary Committee. “If Adam Schiff and House Democrats were so proud of their work, they would be willing to show it.”

His next question was no doubt rhetorical, as, of course, anyone with more than a teaspoonful of brain matter knows the answer: “Why is Adam Schiff trying to run a kangaroo court? Why is he continuing to limit access to evidence, limit access even from members of Congress?”

Jim Jordan Denounces 'Secretive Impeachment Proceedings' After Matt Gaetz Was Kicked out of Hearing

Incidentally, it turned out just as I thought it would, with Schiff saying they wouldn’t be needing testimony from the “whistleblower” after all. Schiff didn’t expect Trump to release the transcript of the call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, and now that the “whistleblower” has played his part to bring out the story, the last thing he wants is to subject this person to questioning. There is no way to reconcile his account of the phone call with the actual transcript. Schiff especially doesn’t want any examination of this person’s anti-Trump ties, which we’ve discussed here, and the fact that he chose not to disclose in the complaint that he’d been in touch with Schiff’s office. This "court" is a bad joke --- bad enough to get even kangaroos hopping mad.

Here's an excellent segment from Monday's INGRAHAM ANGLE on the whole idea of secret courts, featuring former special prosecutor Ken Starr, who knows a thing or two about impeachment inquiries and is greatly concerned about the way this one is being conducted.

Ingraham Angle

 

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  • Jane Grubb

    10/15/2019 03:56 PM

    Is the republicans hands tied that they can not stop this madness? It sounds like Schiff & Pelosi have no one that can reign them in.No accountablity. This is despicable.

  • Joe Analco

    10/15/2019 03:39 PM

    Governor,
    You have had your time in politics and probably even more Interaction now. This Deep State corruption did not happen overnight, so my question is, how far back in history do you think that a secret established group could organize such a foundation of planned destruction? We as a country have seen signs of this type of Evil working over the years, but now it's been forced to become very public and apparent, where we are seeing an active coup with the influence of top officials involved from all branches of government.
    It's as if the desire for civil war was always its objective.

  • Amelia Little

    10/15/2019 03:19 PM

    All they are doing is wasting taxpayer money on an inquiry that is bogus---and they know it's bogus, or they would run it according to the rules. Whatever their outcome--it will be overturned, they will probably be laughed out of office. Meantime, they still get their salary paid by the taxpayers, and get to ignore the issues FOR THE PEOPLE they should be in chambers working on. And, this is NOT FOR THE PEOPLE, heck, it's not even for the people who register as democrats. It is for their own selfish purposes, for their attempt to take over ALLof government to proceed on to making this a socialist nation. God forbid they would get one little step up the ladder to that end.

    Not only should ALL the Republicans, but also the rational Democrats (there are probably more than we know) should stand up and give these clowns the boot. Demand to get back to the business of Congress, and let Donald Trump concentrate on the business of being President. Which, by the way, he is doing an excellent job of, despite all the antics the leftists come up with to distract him. Donald Trump 2020!!!!

  • Kerry Tackett

    10/15/2019 03:14 PM

    Impeachment is a democratic debacle run by a bunch of idiots. These people need to be impeached...not Trump. Kangaroo court in process! We’ll see you at the polls. We need term limits now!

  • Virginia Alexander

    10/15/2019 03:13 PM

    Our Government is A MESS!!!

  • Thomas Wiswall

    10/15/2019 03:09 PM

    Someone needs to know how to spell brake. I am disappointed by the illiteracy.

  • Doug Morgan

    10/15/2019 03:07 PM

    Again Governor, thanks for information that is compiled from different sources and summarized for us. "You read the news so we don't have to!" I also watch your show!!

    I don't understand why the republicans put up with this? I dare say if the roles were reversed and republicans tried to conduct a "kangaroo court," the dims would be forcing their way into the process. If enough republicans in congress demanded a presence in that secret meeting, I believe it would happen. While a few republicans like Rep. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz attempt to be involved, they do not have enough vocal and active republicans to forcefully back them up.

    Yes, I still blame republicans "almost" as much as dims for this embarrassing circus we refer to as congress. As group of cattle is a herd, someone has labeled a group of baboons, a "congress".
    Perhaps our forefathers could see far enough into the future that they named that legislative body, "congress" knowing it would become a show of baboons. (I apologize to the baboons for the comparison!)

  • Tracy Deck

    10/15/2019 02:49 PM

    Why was holly clinton and the DNC along with fusion gps allowed to pay for a fake dossier and use it to smear a Republican running for president? Trump is looking back in time to investigate a sitting VP doing illegal things but is in the midst of being impeached? This is a travesty of justice!

  • jack macdonald

    10/15/2019 02:44 PM

    Off the topic of your newsletter, but I wanted to venture a question about the topic of the NBA, Hong Kong, China, and Labron James. Labron is a coward, a hypocrite, and an unpatriotic loser. This man is a multimillionaire as a result of the American opportunities for people like him. He then turns his back on America and its principles of freedom to cower before the Communists. Some big hero he is. I really don't see any real difference between him and Colin Koepernik. jm

  • Julie Bodley

    10/15/2019 02:42 PM

    I'll continue to say it....How is this happening in our country?!?! And to an elected president!! What does that say for the rest of Americans freedoms?!!!? This is just downright scary!!! Who are these crazy nut bags, especially the rich like Soros, Clinton, Steyer, DiCaprio, Streisand, Cher, Meathead Reiner, LeBron James who's words almost sound kindergarten level.....money doesn't make you intelligent or give you the ability to tell everyone else how to live, think or raise their children. Too many know-it-alls who actually know very little abt anything. All I know is I couldn't be more sick of this world & the mean people in it throwing up all over the rest of us w/their I'm better than everyone else attitudes because they're are rich or want a free life paid for by everyone else!!! I live in Washington state, a very CCOOLLDDD!! STATE, and I don't mean the weather!!!! We love the beauty of the state but hate the politics here!! But, where do you move too after Obama purposely dropping groups of 1000's of cultic "I hate Americans" refugees into conservative states to drastically change their voting make-up. Why doesn't anyone talk abt that?? Jesus, hurry & come back!!

  • Cynthia. Eby

    10/15/2019 02:38 PM

    Why aren't the Republicans doing anything about it? I'm tired of hearing poor us and letting them get by with their actions.

  • Andy Warcaba

    10/15/2019 02:29 PM

    Governor: thank you and others like Rush, Shawn, Mike and Mark for reporting, BUT what are we supposed to do? It's useless to contact our Congressman or Senator (I live in Illinois). All that is happening is that we get aggravated. I've quit watching so much of Fox News: they are making a living. We need a leader to tell us how to respond. We don't need to continue to hear more, more, more and more. Come On already!!!!

  • Janet Underwood

    10/15/2019 02:28 PM

    The saddest part of this is that all of those who are cheering about "finally 'getting' Trump" don't seem to understand that if politicians can do this to the President of the United States, who happens to be a person of personal wealth so he can hire the best lawyers, those same politicians can AND EVENTUALLY WILL do the same thing to them and anyone else they wish. This is horrifying and allowing the Democrats to get away with this erodes everything our nation stands for. The only hope we have as a nation and a people is for people like you to keep revealing what's going on and how wrong it is -- and then to get out and crush the Democrats at the ballot box so decisively that the party must be dissolved. It's no longer working in the interests of the people.

  • sally E akin

    10/15/2019 02:22 PM

    The Senate?????? House Republicans?????? This is a Kangaroo Court. What can we do??? I just prayed this AM for this total irresponsibility of the Dems. And for the President. Christians - start praying more and more often and get to your Representatives and voice your OUTRAGE loudly!!!!

  • Stan Honstad

    10/15/2019 02:19 PM

    If you want to know what communism looks like, look at schiffs picture

  • Jacqueline Ceccorulli

    10/15/2019 02:13 PM

    I am totally disgusted with both parties. The Dems are riding roughshod over our democracy; what they are getting away with is insane ! I know the Republicans don't like their President but WE THE PEOPLE DO !!! They better stand up for their President and the party or we will be socialists - one step away from communism. Man up Republicans, enough talk - ACT !!!

  • Thomas R Sprenger

    10/15/2019 02:11 PM

    I believe that every Democrat running for a Federal office (that includes everyone from from those running for President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives) if they support this closed door process of the current sitting Democratic leaders?

  • Donna Boddy

    10/15/2019 02:08 PM

    It’s time for ALL Republicans and conservatives to get a backbone And fight back. Take our congress back before it’s too late. Don’t be over polite In this. Throw everything you can at them just as the revolutionary army did in the 1700’s. Make our country’s founders proud.

  • Barbara Riefner

    10/15/2019 02:05 PM

    If the Dirty Dems are breaking the laws surround the impeachment inquiry why are the Republicans hands tied and also the American people having their hands tied. Can't we do anything to voice our displeasure. This seems awful dirty and there is something that should be done about it.

  • Sarah H Tabor

    10/15/2019 02:04 PM

    I say it is high time our elected officials ie Republicans get behind our President and DEMAND that this kind of garbage not go on. Come on, let's stand up for our country.

  • Wanda Robbins

    10/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The vile Dems should not be able to get away with this secret stuff. Surely there is a recourse to this.

  • Gideon Rosenberg

    10/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The term, Star Chamber, comes to mind. This is what the Democrats want. Its' goal is to create social and political oppression. This can not be allowed to happen, for the last three years we false accusations, witch hunts, and now calls for impeachment. It is time for members of congress to go about the business of the country.

  • George J Murrey

    10/15/2019 01:56 PM

    Just as the article points out, schiff is playing the only game he and other dems want, theirs. He is just as much of a rogue as the NK leader, he'll do whatever appeases him. Also, why so secretive, what is he and his thugs are afraid, could it be the truth? Lastly, what happened in bringing in the former v.p. and his son for questioning, why are they immune, are they afraid they will tell the truth; or maybe their version? I smell a dirty rotten fish.

  • Tracy deck

    10/15/2019 01:52 PM

    I don't understand why this is legal for them to do? Everyone has someone to answer to, why don't they. Why don't all who are supposed to be there just show up and sit down. What can the left really do about that? Someone needs to reign these diabolical criminal dems in pronto!!!!!!!

  • Jerry

    10/15/2019 01:52 PM

    The reason Schiff Pelosi feel they are winning on this scandal of Impeachment the appearance that The Trump administration is being unlawful is just poor judgement on their part. The 2 of them forget people outside of DC know that the politicians for the most part lie cheat and in the case of this. Congress have done nothing but cheat and lie. The Health Care issue got Pelosi her job and immediately tabled HC so the House could gossip about the President. What are the results of Health Care issue? Did they legislate a system? No the HC issue was used to take over the House and the result. a couple of guesses. Lie cheat bear false witness against American citizens are its only results. The resources used to do this is overwhelming the money wasted could have gone to Children's Hospital .research for cancer. rehabilitation for our wounded Vets. Tunnels to Towers and so many areas we could put to good use, If taxpayer money is used to ruin the American President let the American People Impeach the House of Representatives can any of you feel my outrage for this abuse. Check Schiff and Pelosi's background see if George Soros is hiding behind them, I think George owns them.