November 20, 2019

Sitting through Tuesday’s all-day impeachment “inquiry” hearings was like listening to an endless loop of “Seasons In The Sun” while sitting on hot coals under an angry wasp nest, eating tofurkey with kale stuffing and being forced to watch Joy Behar’s home movies.  I thought Democrats were supposed to be philosophically opposed to torture.

Of course, most people didn’t watch; network ratings for the impeachment spectacle were appropriately dismal and continue to tank. (CBS even returned to regular programming.) But if most people found Adam Schiff’s hearings too boring or complicated to watch, they might still have caught a mainstream news report or two, or gone online, and if they did, they were shamelessly, dramatically, repeatedly lied to. Adam Schiff, a man with the conscience of a Burmese python and the personal appeal of a bedbug, is being hailed as a patriotic hero in some parts. Really?? Come on, would anybody out there buy a used car from this man?

He’s such an obvious liar, telling us throughout the “Trump/Russia” hoax that he had the actual evidence that Trump was “colluding” with Russia. And the lying never stops. I don’t see how he can look at himself in the mirror. On the other hand, maybe he has no reflection. Other vampires don’t.

The worst part is, people watching those newscasts might come away with the impression that Trump, who has done absolutely nothing outside his authority as President, must have committed The Crime Of The Century. Why else would there be so many witnesses? This when not one of the witnesses can say Trump committed any crime at all, let alone bribery, the focus-grouped Charge Of The Day. And that is unforgivable.

Here’s another excellent part of Tuesday’s questioning, concerning big-deal witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, that no doubt will not be a feature of mainstream reporting…

As for Vindman’s testimony, Matt Margolis at PJ Media has an excellent analysis that lists ten ways his testimony actually damaged the Democrats’ case. Here’s that list; #7 alone is enough to dismiss a hearing being led by sane people. Too bad that doesn't apply here.

Adam Schiff did have one extraordinary –- and, I have to say, extraordinarily entertaining –- moment on Tuesday when he accidentally communicated that he knows the identity of the so-called “whistleblower.” It happened when Vindman, under questioning by Devin Nunes, said he had spoken to two individuals about the at-issue phone call of July 25: State Department official George Kent, who has already testified, and another unnamed person in the intelligence community. When Nunes asked Vindman what agency that person was in, Schiff immediately broke in and stopped the questioning, with the excuse that we have to “protect the whistleblower.”

Say what? Schiff insists he doesn’t know the identity of the whistleblower.  So how did he know that the person they were talking about WAS the whistleblower? It’s really quite funny to watch this happen; Schiff’s face doesn’t change expression –- does it ever? –- but you know he’s thinking “Oh, Schiffffff,” except the word isn’t “Schiff.” He knows he’s just blown it. And the reaction in the room makes it clear that everybody else knows, too.

The “anonymity” issue is a joke. Everybody knows who the whistleblower (actually just a leaker) is. And now it seems Vindman was the one who contacted him. Jim Jordan confronted Schiff: “Mr. Chairman, I don’t see how this is ‘outing’ the whistleblower. The witness has testified in his deposition that he doesn’t know who the whistleblower is; YOU have said, even though no one believes don’t know who the whistleblower is, so how is this ‘outing’ the whistleblower to find out who this individual is?”

Schiff can do nothing but move on. Obviously, he’s not withholding the whistleblower’s identity to protect him (the whistleblower) but to protect himself and his impeachment farce. It would be great to see someone in the hearing room stand up, like in a Hollywood movie, grab a microphone, point a finger at the witness and say, “YOU told the whistleblower, and this is all a sham, and the so-called whistleblower is part of your scheme.  He's not entitled to anonymity.  Everybody knows who he is: he’s a CIA employee and Democrat operative named Eric Ciaramella!”

Jordan came close but stopped short. Of course, he would’ve had to talk fast because they’d cut his mic for sure (before you can say “Ciaramella”).  Unless Schiff can continue to keep the whistleblower officially under wraps, this “inquiry” will be exposed for the farce that it is.

You know, on my radio show, the announcer would sometimes say, “He’s conservative...but he’s not mad at anybody about it.” Well, in this situation, it’s time to GET MAD.

This is a national disgrace. It doesn’t just diminish the Presidency –- it diminishes America. I see it as hugely ironic that the diplomatic corps now finds itself in the middle of this. Clearly, they think their criticism of Trump is justified because they care so very deeply about our diplomatic relations with Ukraine. Do they think Adam Schiff cares about that? He and the other Democrats on his committee don’t give a flying flip about our diplomatic relations with Ukraine, or they wouldn’t be putting on this horror show. Just imagine: if you were President Zelensky –- or, really, any other world leader –- watching these hearings, what would you think about America in 2019?

We’ve got to let our legislators know how furious we are. Contact your representative --- and, especially, your Senators, as resolving this will fall to them --- and make it clear that we know exactly what is happening and expect them to stand up. We truly are living through the biggest scandal of our lifetimes, an attempted slow-motion coup to take out the President of the United States. They’ve tried over and over before landing on “bribery.”

But it’s not going well. Here’s a great analysis of Tim Morrison’s testimony and what it really tells us. (You do have to wonder whether he’s “their” witness or ours.) At the end, if you haven’t seen it, be sure to scroll way on down for the tweet from TheMOSTVettedPrezinHistory for a list of the ways Dems have tried to get Trump.

BREAKING: Schiff Finally Releases Tim Morrison Testimony -- NSC Sr. Director BLOWS UP Ukrainian Hoax -- Destroys Schiff Top Witness Lt. Col. Vindman 

As I have said, I believe the truth will emerge and Trump will be re-elected in a landslide, but we can never, ever take that for granted. Stay mad!

Donald Trump, Jr., for one, clearly has had enough, and says it’s time for some serious pushback. “It’s time that the Republicans push for some justice the other way,” he said on Tuesday’s HANNITY show. “They [the Democrats] are getting away with it and they will keep doing that and steamrolling the Republicans until we push back accordingly. This is nonsense.”

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Comments 1-25 of 87

  • Sybil Leger

    11/25/2019 11:19 PM

    Sick to the bone, watching and daily hearing all of this fake, made up nonsense, cut us a break, and stop these, useless people from destroying America. They are only trying to over throw our country and the very Constitution they swore to uphold. Enough already, Geaux Trump 2020.

  • judiy v. slen

    11/24/2019 09:57 PM

    In reference to the dismal tv coverage, Please ask our Dear President to please
    reimburse Leader Technologies (re: Miller Act). We could once again (maybe) get decent on-line

  • Theresa Leipert

    11/23/2019 09:14 AM

    I can see leaders in other countries saying “Don’t take calls from America next thing you know we will be fodder for their political shenanigans!”

  • rodney burke

    11/22/2019 12:43 AM

    It's about time someone called schiff out on the Whistlebliower statute. He lies, but he's a leftist/communist so he always lies. Who said to two witnesses "Do you find any crime in the transcript, shout it out!" The silence was deafening.Two embarrassed witnesses. Time to toss the dems OUT, down the steps and on to the sidewalk. We've got DOCUMENTED witness intimidation by leftists, threats to a witness. Vindman has better hope he is not tried before a military court. He has violated sufficient numbers of the UCMJ to face a LONG stretch in Leavenworth. This is coming from MULTIPLE sources who are retired military. time to bust this up and move forward with something more productive. Schiff may have articles but he has no evidence to back up the claims . I am sure at this point the GOP in the senate is chomping at the bit to start hearing testimony from the REAL criminals. and when REAL evidence is presented, that and the IG etc. is gonna bring the house down.Enough games, it's time to shut this down and put some in GITMO where they belong.

  • Carl Smith

    11/21/2019 10:31 PM

    I keep going back to the ROOT Problem--ACADEMIA-Colleges are now Producing people with some knowledge but ZERO Wisdom. How can we have half the nation believing Socialism is Wonderful and Capitalism Sucks? Do these people not understand How Economics work? Somebody has to Produce the Wealth these Morons want to distribute to the Morons with thier hands out!

  • Sara Carpenter

    11/21/2019 04:32 PM

    I felr so angry watching these hearings that I got a migraine headache!...It's a disgrace what the Dems are doing to America!!
    Had to stop watching! I've had enough of this BS!!!
    Trump 2020!,,????

  • Geneva Poynter

    11/21/2019 12:07 PM

    Thank you, so much, for the truth and the humor of your comments. I love it!

  • Maida Sue Herd

    11/21/2019 10:10 AM

    I believe Adam Schiff IS the "whistleblower"
    You are so funny Mike. You always put a smile on my face.
    Thank You

  • Reda Crigger

    11/21/2019 09:33 AM

    I agree with Donald Trump Junior enough is enough the Republicans need to take a stand and someone in authority has got to put a stop to this impeachment sham Pelosi shit in that bunch these be kicked out of the White House and forever they have no place in our government these people are evil and crooked they need to leave our president Donald Trump alone he's doing a good job and he cares about America that's more than I can say for any of those Democrats and any Republicans who agree with the Democrats

  • Helen Corey

    11/21/2019 05:22 AM

    The Republicans and lawyer (forgot his name) were outstanding, given the limitations Schiff and his kangaroo court imposed on them. For the first time, I have hope that President Trump will overcome dictatorial Pelosi & Co.

  • Carol Slaughter

    11/20/2019 10:10 PM

    House democrats seem so upset over any delay in sending our dollars to the Ukraine yet are seemingly unfazed by missing deadlines for establishing budgets for our government spending. Go figure.

  • Peter Knope

    11/20/2019 09:41 PM

    The Democrats have no case against President Trump and have no hope of producing one, and cannot win in the Senate. My concern is that they will then complain that the Republicans in the Senate are playing politics by summarily dismissing the impeachment.
    As you have many times stated, "If you want to know what the Democrats have done (or what they plan to do) look at what they are charging Republicans with."

  • William Morley

    11/20/2019 08:56 PM

    Its time to shut and lock the door. The democrats are wasting time and money. They have not done a full day's work in three years. It is time to send them home without pay. If I were to sit on my DUFF and not produce, I would be fired. Who the H,,, do they think they are? Wasting money is not something that we as taxpaying public need to deal with. Taking money under false pretenses and money laundering is a criminal offense. Bring charges up against them and remove them from the office. That money could be better spent taking better care of our seniors and paying the national debt.

  • Lois J Wright

    11/20/2019 08:40 PM

    Stop wasting our tax dollars !!!

  • Carmine Fea

    11/20/2019 06:36 PM

    Schiff's impeachment inquiry today, Wed., Nov. 20, was an emotional roller coaster. It showed up Schiff for the disgraceful person he is. I had one laugh that I needed today, a friend said Schiff looks like he belongs in an asylum. Acts like it too. This morning when Sondland testified there was a quid pro quo, Schiff waited only a short time before calling a 10 minute recess and ran out to tell the press he now has the evidence needed to impeach the President. I had heard Sondland and thought maybe Schiff did. Beginning early afternoon, as CNN was broadcasting the bombshell from Sondland that there was a quid pro quo, evidence to impeach the President, the republicans and their lawyer did really good getting out of Sondland what he said was his personal assumption. And, they got Sondland to admit in a conversation with President Trump, the President told him he wanted nothing from the Ukraine president, no quid pro quo, he wanted the Ukraine president to do the right thing, what he campaigned on, to clean up the corruption in the Ukraine.

  • Jerry Korba

    11/20/2019 06:21 PM

    My thoughts and wishes exactly. Shitff looks like acts like a 6 year old spoiled brat which i am sure he was and never outgrew it. I doubt he ever had a moment where he felt like a real American Patriot or an American Man. Most people by now probably do not think of him as a decent person. I wonder how the people associated with him are feeling today imagine the Titanic such a sad event this hearing is sad but just plain disgusting.

  • Margaret Brown

    11/20/2019 06:15 PM

    I love reading your newsletter and your commentary. I, fortunately, have not been watching this sham circus because I am working, unlike the Democrats. This whole fiasco makes me sick. I just keep praying for our leaders and for you, as you boldly speak the truth. God Bless!

  • Raymond D Babcock

    11/20/2019 06:07 PM

    Until violation of law is sited i will not give notice in any way shape or form.

  • Merle Frances Douglas

    11/20/2019 05:48 PM

    I don't understand how the Dems can continually bring charges against President Trump and hold these Kangaroo courts....what are the Republicans doing? Anyone associated with the President seems to have been arrested, tried, and prosecuted. Why are people like Hillary, Comey, Rosenthal,, still free from being charged with any crimes when it's glaringly apparent they have committed crimes and lied about them. Are the Dems the only ones allowed to come forth with these diversions and accusations? Why don't the Republicans bring the hammer down on someone who has actually done something wrong and then sit back and see how the Dems react.

  • David Womer

    11/20/2019 05:38 PM

    When this fiasco is done, the republicans should pay for a 30 min. television spot and detail all of the BS that has gone on in this whole affair in a logical, sequential manner using the actual testimonies and transcripts so the public is fully aware of this scam.

    Also, for the past few weeks your emails have been going to my "junk" even after saying they are not spam.

  • Neal Fossett

    11/20/2019 05:24 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I think Rep. Nunes did a great job of get Lt. Colonel Vindman to lead him up to the whistle-blower. The impression I got was that Lt. Colonel leaked information that he was told very plain not to talk to anyone about this. It seems to me that Vindman is guilty of leaking information that he was told not to tell anyone. In our Armed Forces this could be seen as treason. Also he talked about the chain of commands, does he not realize that the President of the United States is the top person at the top of the Command? I hope they will get all this cleared soon so that the do nothing house can do the business they were elected to do.

  • Deborah McCallum

    11/20/2019 05:07 PM

    I firmly believe our President was acting within his and any president's authority and there is much historical fact to support it. The Dems know they do not have a candidate to defeat Trump in 2020.
    The big concern is DJT's repeated twitters and character assassinations of witnesses/swamp dwelling bureaucrats. He is falling for the baiting of him to react. Millions of Americans are not following the hearings, only get headlines. Most do not agree with character assassination...of women, military medaled vets, long term federal employees, etc, even though they may be twits. Pres Trump is hurting himself with those voters....needs to restate innocence only, move on & act on other issues/his list to remake America's greatness.
    (from the heartland)

  • David E Steuber

    11/20/2019 05:05 PM

    Withholding funds from a foreign government is not the kind of "bribery" that is referred to in the Constitution as a ground for impeachment. After all, that's one the main purposes of foreign aid--to get other countries to do what we want them to do. Obama withheld aid to Yemen when it failed to vote as we wished in the U.N. It has been reported that foreign aid was the lever that "persuaded" the new government in Ecuador to change its position and deny asylum to Assange in its London embassy. Happens all the time.

  • Alberta Fuller

    11/20/2019 04:50 PM

    It's hard for the average American to sit by and watch this unfold knowing exactly what the Democrats are trying to do. They are trying to undo a Presidential election.

  • Michael

    11/20/2019 04:40 PM

    Yes, the Democrats are getting away with it and they will continue to get away with it until someone calls them out and stop this coup. It should have happened before now. At least 63 million voters in the 2016 election are waiting for the Republicans to do something against the Democrats and the mainstream media. I like many others are mad and disgusted. But the Democrats have gotten away with so many things for decades. Recently I read an article that stated that no one is above the law, unless you are Democrat. The article went on to name and describe the incidents which included Eric Holder, Obama's former Attorney General, Hillary, Pelosi, Obama himself, Loretta Lynch, Comey, Brennan and a long list of other Democrats. And what do they all have in common - they have all skated free from criminal charges and consequences. So where have the Republicans been through all of this and right up til now with the coup and charade of Adam Schiff - MOSTLY SILENT.
    Then you have the sickening left liberal irrelevant mainstream media joined at the hip with the Democrats. Sickening to see lying Lester Holt and unhinged Chuck Todd salivating over these impeachment inquiry hearings. But then what would you expect from NBC- Nothing But Crap network. But they are joined with ABC- All Bull Crap network and PBS- Pure Bull Shit network and the list goes on and on. (I know maybe I have too much time on my hands to create acronyms for the phony mainstream media)
    Americans, Patriots, Republicans, Evangelicals, Tea Party members, etc. should be very mad at the Democrats and mainstream media and we are waiting for the Republicans representatives to get mad and actually do something !!!!!