October 7, 2019

Rudy Giuliani may rant, but once again he’s right concerning the actions of President Trump. At a time when almost the entire media are conducting an exercise in groupthink, Rudy can devastate their argument in just a few sentences...

“The fact is, the President of the United States has every right to ask countries to help us in a criminal investigation that should be undertaken...suppose the political opponent committed murder; what are we gonna do? He’s a political opponent, so you don’t investigate him? The fact is, this is not a political opponent; it didn’t start that way...I started this investigation long before he was a candidate...solely for one single purpose: because I’m his defense lawyer, and it exonerates him. It shows there was a lot more collusion in Ukraine than in Russia and that Joe Biden materially assisted in getting some of that covered up.”

And the alleged corruption goes back way before that --- to the ‘80s and ‘90s, he said over the weekend to Howard Kurtz on FOX News’ MEDIA BUZZ. And when Kurtz pointed out, accurately, that many people are uncomfortable with the idea of the President’s personal lawyer doing this investigation instead of the government, Giuliani agreed that the government should be doing it --- but that they’re not. And he knew how corrupt some of our own FBI officials were, he said, citing Andrew Weissmann.

“I didn’t go after Joe Biden,” he said. “They [the Ukrainians] handed it to me.” In fact, they were the ones who showed him the video we’ve all seen of Biden’s “confession” on stage during that 2018 meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations. (So that’s where that came from.) Giuliani also rightly pointed out that if a Republican had bragged about withholding foreign aid to get someone fired who just happened to be investigating his son, the media would have gone INSANE --- I assume that means more insane than they are now.

Notice that in just about every media report you’ll see, there’s an apparently obligatory statement about the accusations against Biden being unsubstantiated by any evidence. Not true, as we know, but that assertion will be included in the story. Never mind the three sworn affidavits that show Biden was, well, bribing foreign officials to fire an inconvenient person.

(Recall that back when John Kerry was running for President, news accounts of the allegations made by swift boat veterans who served with him in Vietnam always referred to them as “the discredited swift boat veterans.” They had not been discredited. The consistent use of the phrase “unsupported allegations against Joe Biden” when the allegations certainly ARE supported is a similar attempt to propagandize.)

Giuliani explained that he’s not trying to knock out one of Trump’s main political rivals, as Kurtz suggested, but rather “to investigate what is massive corruption in the Obama administration –- a pay-for-play scheme that goes back to the early days...”

It’s hard to imagine the media having more of a meltdown than they are having right now, over the quip Trump made on the White House lawn urging Ukraine and China to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. Why, it’s “a national emergency”! Once again, the media fail to understand Trump and the provocative way he uses language. If Trump or any U.S. official really wanted to do something underhanded, he’d avoid the glare of the cameras, talk privately to foreign leaders and cut some kind of deal or threaten them to do his bidding. (Um, isn’t that what Joe Biden did with the Ukrainians to get their prosecutor fired?)

In other words, Trump was goading the press and talking off the top of his head, not making a serious request of President Xi. It’s like that joke he made about the Russians finding Hillary’s emails; the media didn’t get that, either. Both of these quips had underlying points to make: the first about Hillary’s carelessness with classified material, the second about the need for foreign countries to investigate the “pillage” that has gone on.

As bad as it is now, we can expect this insanity to build in anticipation of U.S. Attorney General John Durham’s report on the role played by foreign nations such as Ukraine in a counterintelligence effort directed against the Trump campaign in 2016. It won’t surprise you to hear that former CIA Director John Brennan, speaking on MSNBC, tried to discredit his work: “I’m supposedly going to be interviewed by Mr. Durham as part of this non-investigation...I don’t understand the predication of this worldwide effort to try to uncover dirt, either real or imagined, that would discredit that investigation into Russian interference.”

No predication? How about the use of a phony “Russian dossier” to start a counterintelligence investigation of Trump and fraudulently obtain a FISA warrant to spy on his campaign? How about what looks to be the use of undercover agents in foreign countries to spy on them, CIA-style, and plant information with them, such as the idea that Russia had emails to and from Hillary Clinton that could damage her campaign? Those are just for starters.

Certainly the CIA had no business being involved in any of this, and John Brennan’s fingerprints appear to be all over it. And if anyone can conduct a responsible investigation, it’s Durham, who has been described by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey as “straight as the edge of a ruler.” He has “a thirst for anonymity.” No one can say he’s partisan; he investigated cases under Janet Reno during the Bill Clinton administration and was suggested by Eric Holder to investigate the reopened case on CIA interrogations.

Consistent with what Giuliani said about the Justice Departments enlisting the aid of foreign countries for their investigations, Mukasey observed that this was indeed “absolutely” appropriate. It’s characterized as “seeking dirt” on an opponent when it really is a legitimate attempt to find out what happened. Nice to see that Giuliani isn’t a lone voice crying in the wilderness and that rational people (besides me) agree with him.

Mukasey called Trump’s comment about China investigating the Biden’s “bad form, for sure,” but that it didn’t involve criminal activity. He also pointed out that there was activity by the Obama administration to get the Ukrainians to provide information on Trump’s then-campaign director Paul Manafort, “and I don’t see anybody being outraged about foreign meddling in a U.S. election, notwithstanding that a Ukrainian court found that Ukrainian officials HAD been induced to meddle into the U.S. election...”

One of the best commentaries I’ve seen about Trump and Ukraine –- this one tying in the so-called “whistleblower” complaint about Trump’s phone call with President Zelensky –- comes from Lee Smith at RealClear Investigations. This extremely comprehensive piece is a must-read; it makes sense of the whole mess (yes, it’s quite long, but definitely worth your time) and I encourage you to share. He certainly answers John Brennan’s concerns about “predication.” Smith also has an intriguing new book coming out, entitled “THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History.”


It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain | RealClearInvestigations

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  • Steven Bukosky

    10/12/2019 12:31 PM

    It's time for a Tribunal to run this country. I want Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and Mark Levin. 1st assignment, get this stinking swamp drained!

  • Anne turner

    10/12/2019 12:18 PM

    If it looks like a duck, quakes like a duck, it must be a duck.

  • Ed Thompson

    10/12/2019 11:56 AM

    Can anyone imagine this—getting attacked every day for over three years— constantly— and we are not talking about a military,a “war” action— no—I’m talking about “OUR” President having to try to BE our President, getting verbally attacked each and every single day since becoming the leader of the greatest office in the free world and indeed, OF the world. I am one of the many people who have been appalled by those people who I once had respect for as people who were working FOR Americans but no longer. I will say that I was greatly disappointed with President Trumps remarks about Joe Biden “kissing” Obumers behind - this is not something that anyone needs heard from anyone who holds the highest office in America—BUT—- I completely understand the frustration of being constantly under attack by people who took oaths to defend our constitution and their own office and have done nothing but go against everything we hold dear in America and the laws that are made to keep everyone who are legal citizens safe from harm. Anyone who votes for anyone other than President Trump needs serious counseling about life and consequences of bad ideas and how to become a better thinker! God Bless America— Trump—2020??

  • Michele Wilson

    10/12/2019 09:45 AM

    This is a coup against President Trump! George Soros funding it all. Hillary the puppet master! The reason there are so many people against Trump is because they are in on it!

  • Joan Mangum

    10/08/2019 10:59 PM

    Right on target.

  • Kay DeWitt

    10/08/2019 03:12 PM

    In view of the President's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, the new perspective on our President's spiritual discernment is that he needs to become a born again Christian so that it will truly be the Mind of Christ THROUGH him
    ..because, right now, he only gives mental assent TO the reality of Christ!

  • Tony Weaver

    10/08/2019 11:11 AM

    Who is providing oversight of congress? In particular, we need to see the emails, text, and meeting notes from Adam Shiffs and his committee
    Can these be subpoenaed?
    Thanks for reading and considering this

  • Mary Del Buono

    10/08/2019 08:44 AM

    What a sad time we are having ... I think we need to look at every nook and cranny to find the truth...Our President is right there is a swamp...all over our nation...the left socialistic communists have done so much damage...awful. I don't understand why people do not get this??? We cannot have this mess doing our nation in...God Bless President Trump...

  • Carl Smith

    10/07/2019 10:19 PM

    Good to see somebody else picking up on the narrative by the Propaganda Arm of the DNC, READING the SAME SCRIPT almost Verbatim. I have been Screaming for Months that the least the script readers could do is change a few verbs!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    10/07/2019 08:03 PM

    Thank you for all of your is nice to see something besides Fake News once in a while! Who would have ever thought that America would be like this, and it is the biggest mess in all of our years of existence! It is so hard to believe that the Dem Voter's can be so stupid to believe in what their Party is doing to America! Don't they understand what can happen if we end up as a Socialist or Communist Country?? I guess not, maybe they are all on Welfare or Drugs and want to keep on living that way.......who knows! I guess all we can do is Hope and Pray!

  • Robert Mccarty

    10/07/2019 06:58 PM

    It's sad people don't realize how much Trump has done for the country. I lost my job because of Obama.

  • Firewagon

    10/07/2019 05:54 PM

    "Perp Walks!" Still waiting.......and waiting.......and waiting.


    10/07/2019 04:35 PM

    I am so sick & tired of all the left garbage--enough of dividing our
    country & hatemongering !! And now I see some of the GOP is jumping on that evil impeachment train--let us see all those names so we can take care of them at the ballot box when they come up for reelection--Romany's name should be at the top of the list--he's been nothing but TROUBLE !

  • Maureen Innis

    10/07/2019 03:16 PM

    Has anyone noticed the similarities between what the democrats tried (and are still trying) to do to Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and the now, second, whistleblower to come forward on the Ukraine situation? I have this political cartoon in my head - a whole line of people with whistles on lanyards around their necks, the line coming from Adam Schiff's office, and going straight to the House "Intelligence" Committee for their made up "impeachment inquiry" against President Donald Trump. Don't get discouraged, people. Our president has many smart lawyers and advisers, and I wouldn't be surprised if some things are being done to catch the democrats in their own political web.

  • Andrew McManus

    10/07/2019 03:14 PM

    Why can't the left see their own hypocrisy here? Biden got a prosecutor fired then bragged about it. I cannot stand hearing Schiff babbling about it. He should resign immediately. He's nothing but what Ralph Peters called Obama. The CIA official who we call "whistleblower" is a plant by the Obama administration., and Brennan. I think Obama signing the order to let 16 different agencies be allowed to share intelligence information was for this reason. To leak information, cause trouble for Trump and try to remove him, using leaked stories'. I really hope to see everyone involved, prosecuted. From Obama to Brennan, Clinton, Rice and Lynch and everybody in between

  • Geoffrey spiro

    10/07/2019 02:30 PM

    If Ukraine was bribing Biden, they owe us a big one. Letting Rabbi Nachman out, is normal behavior and good for the whole world as well as Ukraine itself! Not doing it is very foolish in the eyes of Gd.

  • Gloria Jean Nossaman

    10/07/2019 02:10 PM

    As a semi -retired American , I see and hear many serious statements & accusations
    f rom Republicans that I hope someday "IF " actually true, curious when they will prosecute .Many of us are forming opinions that perhaps there actually is not evidence to support charges.Please do something constructive for those of us that love our America and want our government cleaned up.

  • Jennene Reagor

    10/07/2019 02:05 PM

    Sure would be great to have the ability to share your posts and newsletter to my administrator group

  • Vernon Thompson

    10/07/2019 01:56 PM

    Note to My Representative
    Some More Feedback
    You may have missed my message the first time around so I will restate it another way.
    The House Democrat Caucus needs to get together and have a little “Come to Jesus Meeting’: with Speake Pelosi. She has made a serious error in judgement by appointing the Intelligence Chair, Adam Schiff as point man for her Trump Impeachment Express! Shifty has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a serial liar. His cry of Russian Collusion for almost 3 years would make Saul Alinski proud. His recent “parody” about the telephone call transcript is about as low as you can get. Now we have the lies about Whistleblower contacts! Why Intelligence instead of Judicial and why Adam Schiff is beyond me –it is political suicide.
    The Speaker needs to remove Schiff from any and all House Committees and he should be forced to resign. His sidekick and favorite Sock Puppet, Erik Swalwell, should be removed from all committees as all he has done is echo Schiff’s lies.
    If the Speaker fails to act, you need to find a new Speaker! Keeping Schiff in charge will guarantee a massive failure of the Democrat Party. Nothing that he says can be believed and his parsing of information and withholding testimony will only complicate matters and further seed the doubt about honesty and integrity that already exists!

  • Danny Meyer

    10/07/2019 01:48 PM

    Why has no one been prosecuted for their crimes, James Comey, Clinton, and others?

  • Donn Hart

    10/07/2019 01:03 PM

    The USA press, nor the Democratic party lie and have no credibility at all. Both are nothing less than a Socialist effort to take over our country.

  • sara finn

    10/07/2019 01:00 PM

    Please bring Johnny Hiland (.NET) on your show - his new album "Picking For The Lord" and "Standing Strong". Just ask your band or other great musicians from Nashville about this guitar virtuoso. Jaw dropping! God Bless, Tom and Sara

  • Loretta Parker

    10/07/2019 12:59 PM

    Well, I am so happy you have printed this information on story by Lee Smith, RealClear Investigations. I will be reading that today. Hoping to give real information to a couple of grandsons who have drank the Cool-Aid.

  • Gerald Gabbert

    10/07/2019 12:49 PM

    Unless you are brainwashed or in a current university or college of leftwing radicals brainwashing, any normal person can see through these fake and false representations. A normal person that studied the actual history of our wonder nation knows the truth.

  • Bill Hooten

    10/07/2019 12:49 PM

    Please listen to Glenn Beck’s “The Democrats Russia” on Blaze TV. Gives all the issues relating to the Obama’s involvement in the 2016 election and the billions we gave Ukraine. It’s is great!! Has chalk board to tie everything together. Long but tells why Democrats do not want any iinvestigation in Ukraine