“If you want to use a piece of evidence from a deposition or a tape, make sure that other parts of the tape do not destroy the parts that you used.”

That was Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsay Graham, speaking with Maria Bartiromo on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES after a spectacular Saturday morning take-down by Trump’s attorneys of the House impeachment managers. Even though President Trump had been prohibited from having his own witnesses (or even one attorney) in the “inquiry” and House Republicans couldn’t ask questions unapproved by Schiff, Trump’s attorneys showed how information gathered by the managers themselves –- including testimony from their own witnesses –- hidden during their Senate presentation, destroyed their case for impeachment.

Trump’s lawyers were masterful, and just warming up for the longer session Monday. They showed why these House representatives, with all their misrepresentation of fact, would more aptly be called “misrepresentatives.” If you didn’t watch because you’re sick of the whole mess, you really should go back and watch it. Unlike the Democrats’ excruciating, embarrassing, insulting, monotonous, endlessly repetitious 22-hour lie-fest, this is fabulous and runs only about two hours. And whatever you do, don’t miss Monday.

I’m not a lawyer, but it sure seems that in a real court of law, Schiff and Nadler would be disbarred for their manipulation of evidence. They were, in effect, lying to the jury. Nadler not only called the President a “dictator,” he offended senators by accusing them of participating in “the cover-up” if they didn’t vote to convict. I realize there are numerous sleazebag attorneys alive and well and trying cases in courtrooms throughout America (for example, those prosecuting Michael Flynn) but, given the importance of this case, these two snakes belong at the very top of the list of those who disgrace their profession. They validate every lawyer joke in the book --- though what they’re doing to justice and the Constitution is no joke.

Saturday, Trump’s lawyers destroyed the managers’ assertion that Trump cared only about “getting” Joe Biden before the 2020 election, not Ukraine corruption. Evidence deliberately edited out of the managers’ presentation proves that Trump was indeed concerned with addressing corruption and also seeing European countries doing more of the heavy lifting on funding Ukraine’s defense.

They also decimated the claim that Trump had conditioned a White House meeting with President Zelensky at the White House on Ukraine’s investigation of the Bidens, or at least an announcement of such. No announcement or investigation of the Bidens happened, yet Zelensky had his meeting. It was Zelensky who suggested another location, Poland. There were logistical reasons –- a HURRICANE, okay? –- for Trump not going to Poland on September 1 as planned, though the Vice President was able to go. Zelensky met Trump later in New York, and this was evidently fine with Zelensky.

Trump’s attorneys did what supporters had hoped they’d do: they played video of Schiff on the House floor doing what he later called his “parody” of Trump on the call –- talking like a mafioso practically threatening to break Zelensky’s thumbs if he didn’t cooperate. A total lie. Obviously he’d assumed Trump wouldn’t release the transcript, which turned out to contain nothing that wasn’t perfectly respectful and even kind. Trump didn’t ask Zelensky to “do ME a favor” at all. Point by point, Trump’s attorneys dismantled the managers’ –- and also, importantly, the “whistleblower’s” –- characterization of that call. House managers should be ashamed of themselves, but they’re not.

Even though the House’s case was killed deader than a doornail, Trump’s attorneys on Monday will embalm it, dig a grave 30 feet down, throw the case in, fill up the hole, stomp all over it, and plant pretty little flowers on top. Of course, Schiff will still insist on more witnesses; that’s probably why they, weirdly, mentioned the Bidens about 3 million times on their last day of arguments, to MANEUVER Republicans into calling Hunter Biden so they could start calling witnesses themselves. House managers would prefer to draw out their suffering, hoping for a turn in the case, rather than end it quickly.

If Trump’s attorneys want to stop managers from calling witnesses and turning this whole sham into months of chaos that interfere with the 2020 election more than Vladimir Putin or anyone else could ever hope, all they have to do is state that #1 on their list is NOT Hunter Biden but Eric Ciaramella (“the whistleblower”). #2: Adam Schiff.

Jonathan Turley suggested this to House managers: negotiate to drop Article II –- “obstruction of Congress” –- in exchange for being allowed to call one witness per side (John Bolton, Hunter Biden). But if I can see through this, I’m sure Trump’s magnificent team has. Yes, voting on this would require senators to go on record opposing House Democrats’ abuse of power, but Article II is D.O.A. anyway, ridiculous on its face. Managers would just focus harder on Article I. Senate Democrats would say they dropped Article II because that was the only way they could get more witnesses.

Also, this would lengthen the process, as Bolton would be subpoenaed and Trump would have to cite executive privilege. It would slow everything down and crack the door for bringing in more witnesses. And Hunter’s not worth it; he’d probably take the Fifth anyway. The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up the Bidens after this is over. In my Saturday evening edition, I linked to Turley’s entire commentary; in case you didn’t see it...

https://pjmedia.com/trending/jonathan-turley-dems-have-to-scrap-half-of-impeachment-to-have-a-prayer-at-getting-witnesses/

As superfluous as witnesses are at this point, there’s one last piece of evidence that Schiff hasn’t released, and it does relate to the “whistleblower.” This is the 179-page transcript of testimony from Intel Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who received the complaint from (I’ll say it) Eric Ciaramella and chose to pass it on. As Rep. John Ratcliffe noted on Sunday, though managers referred on the Senate floor to “17 witnesses,” there were really 18, and Atkinson is the one they’re omitting.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/26/watch-graham-still-confident-trump-gets-acquitted-n2560132

Atkinson was the second witness interviewed in the House. Ratcliffe was in the room. He said this: “You can bet that if that transcript was helpful to Adam Schiff and the Democrats and harmful to President Trump, everyone would have seen it by now. But instead, it’s just the opposite. It’s the one transcript that talks about Adam Schiff and the ‘whistleblower.’ Now everyone knows by now that Adam Schiff was not truthful about his contacts with the ‘whistleblower.’ What they don’t know, and what’s in that transcript, is that the ‘whistleblower’ wasn’t truthful about his contacts with Adam Schiff.”

Schiff has lied countless times, notably about the FBI’s FISA application and renewals to spy on Carter Page, two of which –- and likely more later –-have been found to be unlawful. He wrongly tried to discredit Nunes’ critique of those applications; Nunes was being truthful. Schiff even falsely claimed he had evidence that Trump was acting on behalf of Putin.

As Ratcliffe put it, “Adam Schiff says things that he knows are not true with supreme conviction...Democrats think that makes him effective; we think that makes him dangerous.” Let’s face it: Schiff is one big lying sack of Schiff, and his undeserved forum needs to end. He and his similarly disingenuous crew need to be dismissed from the Senate floor as soon as it is feasible.

Janitors at the Capitol building will have to mop up the slime trail they leave on the way out.

.............

 

If you didn’t see Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN, constitutionalist Mark Levin goes into more detail on the trial, followed by a fascinating interview with Peter Schweizer, author of CLINTON CASH and the brand-new PROFILES IN CORRUPTION, on the Bidens, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Highly recommended...

 

https://www.foxnews.com/shows/life-liberty-levin

 

Peter Schweizer on media bias, his new book and the 'two sides to Joe Biden'

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Comments 26-43 of 43

  • K. Allen Ballard

    01/27/2020 01:13 PM

    I think 'Murphy's Law' says:
    99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name.

  • Patti S. Gossard

    01/27/2020 01:05 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, could you please answer a question for me? Why are the 4 senators that are running for president allowed to stay on the impeachment trial? Shouldn't they be recused, noting a conflict of interest?
    Thank you.

  • james r monahan

    01/27/2020 12:59 PM

    This so called leak from the NYT is just a preplanned attack by the deep state zealots . The phonty patriot Alex Vindiman is one of the leakers that should be fired and prosecuted by the Army for misconduct and treason.

  • Dolores Wilson

    01/27/2020 12:51 PM

    Thank you so much for covering this trial! I love reading your posts and agree with you 100%. I tried watching the House side and was bored to tears and couldn’t listen to the blatant lying. Thanks again!

  • James Evart

    01/27/2020 12:47 PM

    Keep up the good work Mike. You are doing our country an honor and service.

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/27/2020 12:44 PM

    I cannot write a lengthy comment because it is after 12:30 and I AM planning on watching the trial....So all I will say is that I found it interesting THAT... literally, minutes after I had the thought that YOU should be one of President Trump's lawyers presenting your case today...(and AFTER I had that thought, I decided to include it in the next comment I wrote)...I SHOULD HEAR YOU STATE, in this newsletter, " I AM NOT A LAWYER"....

  • James Evart

    01/27/2020 12:43 PM

    Does not the oath of office for members of both the House and Senate state that they will defend and uphold the Constitution? Does the Constitution state that this is a government OF, BY and FOR the PEOPLE? If a Congressman or Senetor states or acts that they do not want the PEOPLE to make a mistake by their votes for President (or the House or Senate) and want to use the Constitution against itself to remove the PEOPLE'S mistake from their duly elected office represent grounds for removal from office for dereliction of duty, office and oath by these Congressmen and Senetors?
    Instead of using his last name only, isn't it about time that the PRESIDENT is referred to by his title of office rather than deferring to concisness and brevity in everything? Has he not earned this and is his office not worthy of the honor it is due? Are we not allowing these renegade Congressmen and Senetors to cheapen and devalue the office of THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by sinking to their level of ridecule even with this item of respectful decorum? Did you see any Republicans dishonor the office of the President under Obama as these Democrats and the Media are doing?

  • James Roberson

    01/27/2020 12:27 PM

    Thank you Sir for your honesty and straight forwardness in writing and commenting on this ignorance of elected officials!!! We really need to get rid of these crooks,in order to save our country!!!! They need to be thrown out and prosecuted for their actions!!! I am 78 years old and my heart is broken for our country!!! I have never seen such a disrespect for our legal system!!!

  • judith jakub

    01/27/2020 12:23 PM

    Clicked on fox news.com/shows/life-liberty-levin and Peter Schweizer on media bias sites and could not get on. The screen remained totally blank. Any idea why?

  • Dusty

    01/27/2020 12:17 PM

    The beat goes on the whole scam set up on nothing a phone call. Why can you not question what VP Biden was doing and his son. Who paid his son where did the money come from to this corrupt company as many have said was? We sent how much and what did the rest of the EU send? Majority do not want to continue with this anymore we had enough per the Mueller.
    Gov. I saw Kelly Anne husband on with Tapper yesterday what is he up to and why? If my husband he would have had a black skillet over his head for all that he is saying and doing to back hand the President and Kelly Annes job? Try to understand when he and the liberals try to make the President to be corrupt how? JOBS back here again, stop the illegals coming in and more wanting to come for lower wages only. Most not very educated. Know why they want to come been to places very poor but we cannot take in the world. President has tried to rebuild our military and wants to end these over and over wars but he knows the truth of what is going on in the Middle East and those who keep trying to keep on killing. Just what can Kelly Anne do now per this husband and trying to work for the President he has stood by her but can he much longer,she has been super but her husband is not helping. Even James Carville and Mary worked it out and were not attacking or not fair in what party they supported. Mary worked for Bush?
    Sad day per this terrible accident and Kobe and others killed . Many relate per basketball and just hope we would relate as much for out soldiers who also are killed per their families and what they do for us also. Death is part of life as we know who follow God.

  • Diana Brown

    01/27/2020 12:01 PM

    I just want to say that I look forward to your newsletters and find them informative. I also watch your television show which is always entertaining. Right now I am thinking of President Trump's attorneys' response and I say that it was not only concise and too the point but very interesting. The attorneys were very organized and did not go on and on about the same points the Dems do. I pray President Trump gets elected again because he has done so much good for/U.S. Citizens.

  • Donna Beckstein

    01/27/2020 11:57 AM

    Love your article! Awesome! Just to let you know, the following link did not work.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/jonathan-turley-dems-have-to-scrap-half-of-impeachment-to-have-a-prayer-at-getting-witnesses/

  • Linda Orf

    01/27/2020 11:51 AM

    May the good Lord continue to shine His light, as darkness CANNOT stand in the light.

  • Danny Browning

    01/27/2020 11:50 AM

    It my personal opinion in saying I believe that God is a point to deal with all liars that shall have their place in the fires of hell. I don’t won’t a single soul to go to hell and God never sends anyone to hell, but people send their own selves by spurning Gods mercy and justice and walking through the blood of his great sacrifice. May God give us a revival in Washington DC on the order of the Great Welsh Revival if older times. God Bless America and Make America Great Again.

  • Cherie Athanasoulias

    01/27/2020 11:38 AM

    Atkinson changed the WB form to allow Hearsay or 2nd hand information.

  • Oscar Williams

    01/27/2020 11:35 AM

    Gee....I totally missed Avenatti's testimony!

  • Nancy McNeely

    01/27/2020 11:34 AM

    Now... what do we do with this Bolton comment? And Collins is questioning it .....I just want this trial over.

  • Claudia nelson

    01/27/2020 11:27 AM

    What do you call 500 lawyers drowning in the ocean?
    A good start!

“If you want to use a piece of evidence from a deposition or a tape, make sure that other parts of the tape do not destroy the parts that you used.”

That was Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsay Graham, speaking with Maria Bartiromo on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES after a spectacular Saturday morning take-down by Trump’s attorneys of the House impeachment managers. Even though President Trump had been prohibited from having his own witnesses (or even one attorney) in the “inquiry” and House Republicans couldn’t ask questions unapproved by Schiff, Trump’s attorneys showed how information gathered by the managers themselves –- including testimony from their own witnesses –- hidden during their Senate presentation, destroyed their case for impeachment.

Trump’s lawyers were masterful, and just warming up for the longer session Monday. They showed why these House representatives, with all their misrepresentation of fact, would more aptly be called “misrepresentatives.” If you didn’t watch because you’re sick of the whole mess, you really should go back and watch it. Unlike the Democrats’ excruciating, embarrassing, insulting, monotonous, endlessly repetitious 22-hour lie-fest, this is fabulous and runs only about two hours. And whatever you do, don’t miss Monday.

I’m not a lawyer, but it sure seems that in a real court of law, Schiff and Nadler would be disbarred for their manipulation of evidence. They were, in effect, lying to the jury. Nadler not only called the President a “dictator,” he offended senators by accusing them of participating in “the cover-up” if they didn’t vote to convict. I realize there are numerous sleazebag attorneys alive and well and trying cases in courtrooms throughout America (for example, those prosecuting Michael Flynn) but, given the importance of this case, these two snakes belong at the very top of the list of those who disgrace their profession. They validate every lawyer joke in the book --- though what they’re doing to justice and the Constitution is no joke.

Saturday, Trump’s lawyers destroyed the managers’ assertion that Trump cared only about “getting” Joe Biden before the 2020 election, not Ukraine corruption. Evidence deliberately edited out of the managers’ presentation proves that Trump was indeed concerned with addressing corruption and also seeing European countries doing more of the heavy lifting on funding Ukraine’s defense.

They also decimated the claim that Trump had conditioned a White House meeting with President Zelensky at the White House on Ukraine’s investigation of the Bidens, or at least an announcement of such. No announcement or investigation of the Bidens happened, yet Zelensky had his meeting. It was Zelensky who suggested another location, Poland. There were logistical reasons –- a HURRICANE, okay? –- for Trump not going to Poland on September 1 as planned, though the Vice President was able to go. Zelensky met Trump later in New York, and this was evidently fine with Zelensky.

Trump’s attorneys did what supporters had hoped they’d do: they played video of Schiff on the House floor doing what he later called his “parody” of Trump on the call –- talking like a mafioso practically threatening to break Zelensky’s thumbs if he didn’t cooperate. A total lie. Obviously he’d assumed Trump wouldn’t release the transcript, which turned out to contain nothing that wasn’t perfectly respectful and even kind. Trump didn’t ask Zelensky to “do ME a favor” at all. Point by point, Trump’s attorneys dismantled the managers’ –- and also, importantly, the “whistleblower’s” –- characterization of that call. House managers should be ashamed of themselves, but they’re not.

Even though the House’s case was killed deader than a doornail, Trump’s attorneys on Monday will embalm it, dig a grave 30 feet down, throw the case in, fill up the hole, stomp all over it, and plant pretty little flowers on top. Of course, Schiff will still insist on more witnesses; that’s probably why they, weirdly, mentioned the Bidens about 3 million times on their last day of arguments, to MANEUVER Republicans into calling Hunter Biden so they could start calling witnesses themselves. House managers would prefer to draw out their suffering, hoping for a turn in the case, rather than end it quickly.

If Trump’s attorneys want to stop managers from calling witnesses and turning this whole sham into months of chaos that interfere with the 2020 election more than Vladimir Putin or anyone else could ever hope, all they have to do is state that #1 on their list is NOT Hunter Biden but Eric Ciaramella (“the whistleblower”). #2: Adam Schiff.

Jonathan Turley suggested this to House managers: negotiate to drop Article II –- “obstruction of Congress” –- in exchange for being allowed to call one witness per side (John Bolton, Hunter Biden). But if I can see through this, I’m sure Trump’s magnificent team has. Yes, voting on this would require senators to go on record opposing House Democrats’ abuse of power, but Article II is D.O.A. anyway, ridiculous on its face. Managers would just focus harder on Article I. Senate Democrats would say they dropped Article II because that was the only way they could get more witnesses.

Also, this would lengthen the process, as Bolton would be subpoenaed and Trump would have to cite executive privilege. It would slow everything down and crack the door for bringing in more witnesses. And Hunter’s not worth it; he’d probably take the Fifth anyway. The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up the Bidens after this is over. In my Saturday evening edition, I linked to Turley’s entire commentary; in case you didn’t see it...

https://pjmedia.com/trending/jonathan-turley-dems-have-to-scrap-half-of-impeachment-to-have-a-prayer-at-getting-witnesses/

As superfluous as witnesses are at this point, there’s one last piece of evidence that Schiff hasn’t released, and it does relate to the “whistleblower.” This is the 179-page transcript of testimony from Intel Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who received the complaint from (I’ll say it) Eric Ciaramella and chose to pass it on. As Rep. John Ratcliffe noted on Sunday, though managers referred on the Senate floor to “17 witnesses,” there were really 18, and Atkinson is the one they’re omitting.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/26/watch-graham-still-confident-trump-gets-acquitted-n2560132

Atkinson was the second witness interviewed in the House. Ratcliffe was in the room. He said this: “You can bet that if that transcript was helpful to Adam Schiff and the Democrats and harmful to President Trump, everyone would have seen it by now. But instead, it’s just the opposite. It’s the one transcript that talks about Adam Schiff and the ‘whistleblower.’ Now everyone knows by now that Adam Schiff was not truthful about his contacts with the ‘whistleblower.’ What they don’t know, and what’s in that transcript, is that the ‘whistleblower’ wasn’t truthful about his contacts with Adam Schiff.”

Schiff has lied countless times, notably about the FBI’s FISA application and renewals to spy on Carter Page, two of which –- and likely more later –-have been found to be unlawful. He wrongly tried to discredit Nunes’ critique of those applications; Nunes was being truthful. Schiff even falsely claimed he had evidence that Trump was acting on behalf of Putin.

As Ratcliffe put it, “Adam Schiff says things that he knows are not true with supreme conviction...Democrats think that makes him effective; we think that makes him dangerous.” Let’s face it: Schiff is one big lying sack of Schiff, and his undeserved forum needs to end. He and his similarly disingenuous crew need to be dismissed from the Senate floor as soon as it is feasible.

Janitors at the Capitol building will have to mop up the slime trail they leave on the way out.

.............

 

If you didn’t see Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN, constitutionalist Mark Levin goes into more detail on the trial, followed by a fascinating interview with Peter Schweizer, author of CLINTON CASH and the brand-new PROFILES IN CORRUPTION, on the Bidens, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Highly recommended...

 

https://www.foxnews.com/shows/life-liberty-levin

 

Peter Schweizer on media bias, his new book and the 'two sides to Joe Biden'

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Comments 26-43 of 43

  • K. Allen Ballard

    01/27/2020 01:13 PM

    I think 'Murphy's Law' says:
    99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name.

  • Patti S. Gossard

    01/27/2020 01:05 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, could you please answer a question for me? Why are the 4 senators that are running for president allowed to stay on the impeachment trial? Shouldn't they be recused, noting a conflict of interest?
    Thank you.

  • james r monahan

    01/27/2020 12:59 PM

    This so called leak from the NYT is just a preplanned attack by the deep state zealots . The phonty patriot Alex Vindiman is one of the leakers that should be fired and prosecuted by the Army for misconduct and treason.

  • Dolores Wilson

    01/27/2020 12:51 PM

    Thank you so much for covering this trial! I love reading your posts and agree with you 100%. I tried watching the House side and was bored to tears and couldn’t listen to the blatant lying. Thanks again!

  • James Evart

    01/27/2020 12:47 PM

    Keep up the good work Mike. You are doing our country an honor and service.

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/27/2020 12:44 PM

    I cannot write a lengthy comment because it is after 12:30 and I AM planning on watching the trial....So all I will say is that I found it interesting THAT... literally, minutes after I had the thought that YOU should be one of President Trump's lawyers presenting your case today...(and AFTER I had that thought, I decided to include it in the next comment I wrote)...I SHOULD HEAR YOU STATE, in this newsletter, " I AM NOT A LAWYER"....

  • James Evart

    01/27/2020 12:43 PM

    Does not the oath of office for members of both the House and Senate state that they will defend and uphold the Constitution? Does the Constitution state that this is a government OF, BY and FOR the PEOPLE? If a Congressman or Senetor states or acts that they do not want the PEOPLE to make a mistake by their votes for President (or the House or Senate) and want to use the Constitution against itself to remove the PEOPLE'S mistake from their duly elected office represent grounds for removal from office for dereliction of duty, office and oath by these Congressmen and Senetors?
    Instead of using his last name only, isn't it about time that the PRESIDENT is referred to by his title of office rather than deferring to concisness and brevity in everything? Has he not earned this and is his office not worthy of the honor it is due? Are we not allowing these renegade Congressmen and Senetors to cheapen and devalue the office of THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by sinking to their level of ridecule even with this item of respectful decorum? Did you see any Republicans dishonor the office of the President under Obama as these Democrats and the Media are doing?

  • James Roberson

    01/27/2020 12:27 PM

    Thank you Sir for your honesty and straight forwardness in writing and commenting on this ignorance of elected officials!!! We really need to get rid of these crooks,in order to save our country!!!! They need to be thrown out and prosecuted for their actions!!! I am 78 years old and my heart is broken for our country!!! I have never seen such a disrespect for our legal system!!!

  • judith jakub

    01/27/2020 12:23 PM

    Clicked on fox news.com/shows/life-liberty-levin and Peter Schweizer on media bias sites and could not get on. The screen remained totally blank. Any idea why?

  • Dusty

    01/27/2020 12:17 PM

    The beat goes on the whole scam set up on nothing a phone call. Why can you not question what VP Biden was doing and his son. Who paid his son where did the money come from to this corrupt company as many have said was? We sent how much and what did the rest of the EU send? Majority do not want to continue with this anymore we had enough per the Mueller.
    Gov. I saw Kelly Anne husband on with Tapper yesterday what is he up to and why? If my husband he would have had a black skillet over his head for all that he is saying and doing to back hand the President and Kelly Annes job? Try to understand when he and the liberals try to make the President to be corrupt how? JOBS back here again, stop the illegals coming in and more wanting to come for lower wages only. Most not very educated. Know why they want to come been to places very poor but we cannot take in the world. President has tried to rebuild our military and wants to end these over and over wars but he knows the truth of what is going on in the Middle East and those who keep trying to keep on killing. Just what can Kelly Anne do now per this husband and trying to work for the President he has stood by her but can he much longer,she has been super but her husband is not helping. Even James Carville and Mary worked it out and were not attacking or not fair in what party they supported. Mary worked for Bush?
    Sad day per this terrible accident and Kobe and others killed . Many relate per basketball and just hope we would relate as much for out soldiers who also are killed per their families and what they do for us also. Death is part of life as we know who follow God.

  • Diana Brown

    01/27/2020 12:01 PM

    I just want to say that I look forward to your newsletters and find them informative. I also watch your television show which is always entertaining. Right now I am thinking of President Trump's attorneys' response and I say that it was not only concise and too the point but very interesting. The attorneys were very organized and did not go on and on about the same points the Dems do. I pray President Trump gets elected again because he has done so much good for/U.S. Citizens.

  • Donna Beckstein

    01/27/2020 11:57 AM

    Love your article! Awesome! Just to let you know, the following link did not work.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/jonathan-turley-dems-have-to-scrap-half-of-impeachment-to-have-a-prayer-at-getting-witnesses/

  • Linda Orf

    01/27/2020 11:51 AM

    May the good Lord continue to shine His light, as darkness CANNOT stand in the light.

  • Danny Browning

    01/27/2020 11:50 AM

    It my personal opinion in saying I believe that God is a point to deal with all liars that shall have their place in the fires of hell. I don’t won’t a single soul to go to hell and God never sends anyone to hell, but people send their own selves by spurning Gods mercy and justice and walking through the blood of his great sacrifice. May God give us a revival in Washington DC on the order of the Great Welsh Revival if older times. God Bless America and Make America Great Again.

  • Cherie Athanasoulias

    01/27/2020 11:38 AM

    Atkinson changed the WB form to allow Hearsay or 2nd hand information.

  • Oscar Williams

    01/27/2020 11:35 AM

    Gee....I totally missed Avenatti's testimony!

  • Nancy McNeely

    01/27/2020 11:34 AM

    Now... what do we do with this Bolton comment? And Collins is questioning it .....I just want this trial over.

  • Claudia nelson

    01/27/2020 11:27 AM

    What do you call 500 lawyers drowning in the ocean?
    A good start!

“If you want to use a piece of evidence from a deposition or a tape, make sure that other parts of the tape do not destroy the parts that you used.”

That was Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsay Graham, speaking with Maria Bartiromo on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES after a spectacular Saturday morning take-down by Trump’s attorneys of the House impeachment managers. Even though President Trump had been prohibited from having his own witnesses (or even one attorney) in the “inquiry” and House Republicans couldn’t ask questions unapproved by Schiff, Trump’s attorneys showed how information gathered by the managers themselves –- including testimony from their own witnesses –- hidden during their Senate presentation, destroyed their case for impeachment.

Trump’s lawyers were masterful, and just warming up for the longer session Monday. They showed why these House representatives, with all their misrepresentation of fact, would more aptly be called “misrepresentatives.” If you didn’t watch because you’re sick of the whole mess, you really should go back and watch it. Unlike the Democrats’ excruciating, embarrassing, insulting, monotonous, endlessly repetitious 22-hour lie-fest, this is fabulous and runs only about two hours. And whatever you do, don’t miss Monday.

I’m not a lawyer, but it sure seems that in a real court of law, Schiff and Nadler would be disbarred for their manipulation of evidence. They were, in effect, lying to the jury. Nadler not only called the President a “dictator,” he offended senators by accusing them of participating in “the cover-up” if they didn’t vote to convict. I realize there are numerous sleazebag attorneys alive and well and trying cases in courtrooms throughout America (for example, those prosecuting Michael Flynn) but, given the importance of this case, these two snakes belong at the very top of the list of those who disgrace their profession. They validate every lawyer joke in the book --- though what they’re doing to justice and the Constitution is no joke.

Saturday, Trump’s lawyers destroyed the managers’ assertion that Trump cared only about “getting” Joe Biden before the 2020 election, not Ukraine corruption. Evidence deliberately edited out of the managers’ presentation proves that Trump was indeed concerned with addressing corruption and also seeing European countries doing more of the heavy lifting on funding Ukraine’s defense.

They also decimated the claim that Trump had conditioned a White House meeting with President Zelensky at the White House on Ukraine’s investigation of the Bidens, or at least an announcement of such. No announcement or investigation of the Bidens happened, yet Zelensky had his meeting. It was Zelensky who suggested another location, Poland. There were logistical reasons –- a HURRICANE, okay? –- for Trump not going to Poland on September 1 as planned, though the Vice President was able to go. Zelensky met Trump later in New York, and this was evidently fine with Zelensky.

Trump’s attorneys did what supporters had hoped they’d do: they played video of Schiff on the House floor doing what he later called his “parody” of Trump on the call –- talking like a mafioso practically threatening to break Zelensky’s thumbs if he didn’t cooperate. A total lie. Obviously he’d assumed Trump wouldn’t release the transcript, which turned out to contain nothing that wasn’t perfectly respectful and even kind. Trump didn’t ask Zelensky to “do ME a favor” at all. Point by point, Trump’s attorneys dismantled the managers’ –- and also, importantly, the “whistleblower’s” –- characterization of that call. House managers should be ashamed of themselves, but they’re not.

Even though the House’s case was killed deader than a doornail, Trump’s attorneys on Monday will embalm it, dig a grave 30 feet down, throw the case in, fill up the hole, stomp all over it, and plant pretty little flowers on top. Of course, Schiff will still insist on more witnesses; that’s probably why they, weirdly, mentioned the Bidens about 3 million times on their last day of arguments, to MANEUVER Republicans into calling Hunter Biden so they could start calling witnesses themselves. House managers would prefer to draw out their suffering, hoping for a turn in the case, rather than end it quickly.

If Trump’s attorneys want to stop managers from calling witnesses and turning this whole sham into months of chaos that interfere with the 2020 election more than Vladimir Putin or anyone else could ever hope, all they have to do is state that #1 on their list is NOT Hunter Biden but Eric Ciaramella (“the whistleblower”). #2: Adam Schiff.

Jonathan Turley suggested this to House managers: negotiate to drop Article II –- “obstruction of Congress” –- in exchange for being allowed to call one witness per side (John Bolton, Hunter Biden). But if I can see through this, I’m sure Trump’s magnificent team has. Yes, voting on this would require senators to go on record opposing House Democrats’ abuse of power, but Article II is D.O.A. anyway, ridiculous on its face. Managers would just focus harder on Article I. Senate Democrats would say they dropped Article II because that was the only way they could get more witnesses.

Also, this would lengthen the process, as Bolton would be subpoenaed and Trump would have to cite executive privilege. It would slow everything down and crack the door for bringing in more witnesses. And Hunter’s not worth it; he’d probably take the Fifth anyway. The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up the Bidens after this is over. In my Saturday evening edition, I linked to Turley’s entire commentary; in case you didn’t see it...

https://pjmedia.com/trending/jonathan-turley-dems-have-to-scrap-half-of-impeachment-to-have-a-prayer-at-getting-witnesses/

As superfluous as witnesses are at this point, there’s one last piece of evidence that Schiff hasn’t released, and it does relate to the “whistleblower.” This is the 179-page transcript of testimony from Intel Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who received the complaint from (I’ll say it) Eric Ciaramella and chose to pass it on. As Rep. John Ratcliffe noted on Sunday, though managers referred on the Senate floor to “17 witnesses,” there were really 18, and Atkinson is the one they’re omitting.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/26/watch-graham-still-confident-trump-gets-acquitted-n2560132

Atkinson was the second witness interviewed in the House. Ratcliffe was in the room. He said this: “You can bet that if that transcript was helpful to Adam Schiff and the Democrats and harmful to President Trump, everyone would have seen it by now. But instead, it’s just the opposite. It’s the one transcript that talks about Adam Schiff and the ‘whistleblower.’ Now everyone knows by now that Adam Schiff was not truthful about his contacts with the ‘whistleblower.’ What they don’t know, and what’s in that transcript, is that the ‘whistleblower’ wasn’t truthful about his contacts with Adam Schiff.”

Schiff has lied countless times, notably about the FBI’s FISA application and renewals to spy on Carter Page, two of which –- and likely more later –-have been found to be unlawful. He wrongly tried to discredit Nunes’ critique of those applications; Nunes was being truthful. Schiff even falsely claimed he had evidence that Trump was acting on behalf of Putin.

As Ratcliffe put it, “Adam Schiff says things that he knows are not true with supreme conviction...Democrats think that makes him effective; we think that makes him dangerous.” Let’s face it: Schiff is one big lying sack of Schiff, and his undeserved forum needs to end. He and his similarly disingenuous crew need to be dismissed from the Senate floor as soon as it is feasible.

Janitors at the Capitol building will have to mop up the slime trail they leave on the way out.

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If you didn’t see Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN, constitutionalist Mark Levin goes into more detail on the trial, followed by a fascinating interview with Peter Schweizer, author of CLINTON CASH and the brand-new PROFILES IN CORRUPTION, on the Bidens, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Highly recommended...

 

https://www.foxnews.com/shows/life-liberty-levin

 

Peter Schweizer on media bias, his new book and the 'two sides to Joe Biden'

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  • K. Allen Ballard

    01/27/2020 01:13 PM

    I think 'Murphy's Law' says:
    99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name.

  • Patti S. Gossard

    01/27/2020 01:05 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, could you please answer a question for me? Why are the 4 senators that are running for president allowed to stay on the impeachment trial? Shouldn't they be recused, noting a conflict of interest?
    Thank you.

  • james r monahan

    01/27/2020 12:59 PM

    This so called leak from the NYT is just a preplanned attack by the deep state zealots . The phonty patriot Alex Vindiman is one of the leakers that should be fired and prosecuted by the Army for misconduct and treason.

  • Dolores Wilson

    01/27/2020 12:51 PM

    Thank you so much for covering this trial! I love reading your posts and agree with you 100%. I tried watching the House side and was bored to tears and couldn’t listen to the blatant lying. Thanks again!

  • James Evart

    01/27/2020 12:47 PM

    Keep up the good work Mike. You are doing our country an honor and service.

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/27/2020 12:44 PM

    I cannot write a lengthy comment because it is after 12:30 and I AM planning on watching the trial....So all I will say is that I found it interesting THAT... literally, minutes after I had the thought that YOU should be one of President Trump's lawyers presenting your case today...(and AFTER I had that thought, I decided to include it in the next comment I wrote)...I SHOULD HEAR YOU STATE, in this newsletter, " I AM NOT A LAWYER"....

  • James Evart

    01/27/2020 12:43 PM

    Does not the oath of office for members of both the House and Senate state that they will defend and uphold the Constitution? Does the Constitution state that this is a government OF, BY and FOR the PEOPLE? If a Congressman or Senetor states or acts that they do not want the PEOPLE to make a mistake by their votes for President (or the House or Senate) and want to use the Constitution against itself to remove the PEOPLE'S mistake from their duly elected office represent grounds for removal from office for dereliction of duty, office and oath by these Congressmen and Senetors?
    Instead of using his last name only, isn't it about time that the PRESIDENT is referred to by his title of office rather than deferring to concisness and brevity in everything? Has he not earned this and is his office not worthy of the honor it is due? Are we not allowing these renegade Congressmen and Senetors to cheapen and devalue the office of THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by sinking to their level of ridecule even with this item of respectful decorum? Did you see any Republicans dishonor the office of the President under Obama as these Democrats and the Media are doing?

  • James Roberson

    01/27/2020 12:27 PM

    Thank you Sir for your honesty and straight forwardness in writing and commenting on this ignorance of elected officials!!! We really need to get rid of these crooks,in order to save our country!!!! They need to be thrown out and prosecuted for their actions!!! I am 78 years old and my heart is broken for our country!!! I have never seen such a disrespect for our legal system!!!

  • judith jakub

    01/27/2020 12:23 PM

    Clicked on fox news.com/shows/life-liberty-levin and Peter Schweizer on media bias sites and could not get on. The screen remained totally blank. Any idea why?

  • Dusty

    01/27/2020 12:17 PM

    The beat goes on the whole scam set up on nothing a phone call. Why can you not question what VP Biden was doing and his son. Who paid his son where did the money come from to this corrupt company as many have said was? We sent how much and what did the rest of the EU send? Majority do not want to continue with this anymore we had enough per the Mueller.
    Gov. I saw Kelly Anne husband on with Tapper yesterday what is he up to and why? If my husband he would have had a black skillet over his head for all that he is saying and doing to back hand the President and Kelly Annes job? Try to understand when he and the liberals try to make the President to be corrupt how? JOBS back here again, stop the illegals coming in and more wanting to come for lower wages only. Most not very educated. Know why they want to come been to places very poor but we cannot take in the world. President has tried to rebuild our military and wants to end these over and over wars but he knows the truth of what is going on in the Middle East and those who keep trying to keep on killing. Just what can Kelly Anne do now per this husband and trying to work for the President he has stood by her but can he much longer,she has been super but her husband is not helping. Even James Carville and Mary worked it out and were not attacking or not fair in what party they supported. Mary worked for Bush?
    Sad day per this terrible accident and Kobe and others killed . Many relate per basketball and just hope we would relate as much for out soldiers who also are killed per their families and what they do for us also. Death is part of life as we know who follow God.

  • Diana Brown

    01/27/2020 12:01 PM

    I just want to say that I look forward to your newsletters and find them informative. I also watch your television show which is always entertaining. Right now I am thinking of President Trump's attorneys' response and I say that it was not only concise and too the point but very interesting. The attorneys were very organized and did not go on and on about the same points the Dems do. I pray President Trump gets elected again because he has done so much good for/U.S. Citizens.

  • Donna Beckstein

    01/27/2020 11:57 AM

    Love your article! Awesome! Just to let you know, the following link did not work.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/jonathan-turley-dems-have-to-scrap-half-of-impeachment-to-have-a-prayer-at-getting-witnesses/

  • Linda Orf

    01/27/2020 11:51 AM

    May the good Lord continue to shine His light, as darkness CANNOT stand in the light.

  • Danny Browning

    01/27/2020 11:50 AM

    It my personal opinion in saying I believe that God is a point to deal with all liars that shall have their place in the fires of hell. I don’t won’t a single soul to go to hell and God never sends anyone to hell, but people send their own selves by spurning Gods mercy and justice and walking through the blood of his great sacrifice. May God give us a revival in Washington DC on the order of the Great Welsh Revival if older times. God Bless America and Make America Great Again.

  • Cherie Athanasoulias

    01/27/2020 11:38 AM

    Atkinson changed the WB form to allow Hearsay or 2nd hand information.

  • Oscar Williams

    01/27/2020 11:35 AM

    Gee....I totally missed Avenatti's testimony!

  • Nancy McNeely

    01/27/2020 11:34 AM

    Now... what do we do with this Bolton comment? And Collins is questioning it .....I just want this trial over.

  • Claudia nelson

    01/27/2020 11:27 AM

    What do you call 500 lawyers drowning in the ocean?
    A good start!