February 1, 2019

One of the McGuffins that Democrats in the House have been huffing over for two years was the fact that they didn’t have access to two phone numbers that Donald Trump Jr. called shortly before that notorious 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian woman who claimed to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton (she didn’t, and the meeting broke up after about 15 minutes.) 

House Democrats such as Rep. Adam Schiff have been drooling for the chance to retake power so they could launch investigations into whether those phone calls had been to Donald Trump, proving he was a “lying liar” when he denied knowing about the meeting.  (“Russia!! Collusion!!”)

Well, sorry to bash their hopes, but the New York Times, citing two people briefed on the issue, reports that Senate investigators obtained Don Jr.’s phone records.  They show that he called two longtime family friends and business associates, NASCAR CEO Brian France and investor Howard Lorber – not his father.  So unless NASCAR has any Trabants racing, that alleged connection to Russia can now be laid to rest.

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In a statement to the Times, Don Jr. said, “After a year of hearing about this one ad nauseam, yet another left-wing narrative officially bites the dust.” Later, he tweeted, “Has anyone heard from Adam Schiff?  I imagine he’s busy leaking other confidential info from the House Intelligence Committee to change the subject?!?”

Don’t worry, I’m sure he’ll have no problem finding some other picayune detail to blow up into a federal case and launch an expensive and time-wasting investigation over.  In the meantime, it’s worth noting why this was such a big deal:

The Democrats hoped to prove that Trump knew about the meeting because he’d denied knowing about the meeting, and that would be a lie, and he could be impeached for lying because…no President ever…lied before…? 

Okay, that doesn’t make any sense, but neither does any of this.  This particular “scandal” is based on a 15-minute pointless meeting in which people who held no official office at the time had a perfectly legal meeting with someone from a country we are not at war with, because she claimed to have damaging information on their political opponent.  That’s called “opposition research,” and every campaign does it.  The Trump campaign’s problem was that being political neophytes, they let their top people attend the meeting instead of sending a lackey who could be thrown under the bus. 

Hillary Clinton and the DNC spent millions trying to dig up dirt on Trump, and they actually dealt with Russian sources in Russia.  Even that wouldn’t have been illegal if they hadn’t tried to launder it by disguising it as legal fees, or used minions to plant unverified rumors with federal officials in order to obtain FISA warrants under false pretenses or…but I digress.

The point is, the Trump meeting was a nothingburger, and even if Trump had known about it, that would have been a nothingburger, too. His opponents’ only hope was to get him to say something inaccurate about it under oath so they could charge him with “misleading investigators” about something that wasn’t illegal in the first place.  That would fit in the Mueller pattern of charging people with alleged crimes that never would have even existed if it weren’t for the investigation.  And in the case of the mysterious phone calls, that house of cards just collapsed: Trump said the calls weren’t to him, and it appears that no, they weren’t. 

I know this is a crazy question, but could the Democrats possibly get back to working on America’s business now instead of enlessly searching for ways to blame their own loss over two years ago on a nonexistent Russian conspiracy?  If they still can’t, that should give then a clue as to why they really lost.


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  • David L Stafford

    02/10/2019 06:52 PM

    Adam Schiff and George Soros have a common relative. Is all of the Govt Depts funnelling taxpayer funds to the Soros open society organizations following Schiffs lead in passing these funds to Soros. This should be investigated and all of these funds cutoff. Other politicians abusing their privilege should be identified and investigated. President Trump will get no relief from investigations until, Hillary, Bill, Obama, and the FBI crooks and congressional reps are investigated and are so busy defending themselves that they don't have time to go after Pres Trump before they start life terms in prison. They are guilty. They are after the President to keep attention away from themselves. A thief is always the first to accuse someone else of stealing.

  • Terry Ptacek

    02/03/2019 02:17 AM

    Can you explain why the senate which still has a republican majority doesn't vote to have a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the Clinton's role in all the illegal things that you report, giving him the right to go off in all these tangents to prove that what they have done is illegal. Then we have the option of prosecuting them or at least trading to shut down the Clinton investigation in return for shutting down this crazy investigation that has gone on forever, and has given them the power to do almost anything they want to try to discredit President Trump.

  • Michael Galloway

    02/01/2019 08:08 PM

    In response to the last paragraph: I seriously doubt the Democrats will ever get back to business of working for Americans and America. They have such a warped ideology of what this country should look like, just like one of the biggest phonies ever, Obama did, and not of it was in the best interest of America or Americans. The Democrats, the Democrat-Socialist and all the likes of every current Democratic candidate thus far would be a complete disaster for our nation, if any of them got elected.
    In 2020, the Democrats will be more than hopeful of obtaining the White House and they will do that, right along with every other political race any way they can, whether its through voter fraud, cheating, deceit, etc. Republicans- wake up to their agenda and start doing and saying something about it and not just leaving it all up to the President!!!!!!

  • Joseph

    02/01/2019 07:08 PM

    Oh come on the Democrats are like fighting dogs once they get on the cent they won't let go. they will still try and use this collusion fake dossier for the rest of Trumps life. Democrats once they lie they never reverse coarse or for that matter very seldom apologize for their fake accusations. I mean Pocahantus just did in the middle of insinuating she might be Eskimo. She would be better off going with the DNA results that suggest she is more likely to be a South American tribe possibly Myan than American Eskimo as that was the DNA samples used in her test.

  • Gretchen Smith

    02/01/2019 06:15 PM

    California and New York have the nastiest elected people ever. Adam is such a girl, telling stories and secrets. Cuomo is a murderer.

  • Dave Newbry

    02/01/2019 05:17 PM

    Does Schiff remind anyone of Alan Grayson?

  • Dave Newbry

    02/01/2019 05:09 PM

    The democrats are so focused on their hatred of Trump that there's no other matter that has precedence including the safety of the citizens whom they are sworn to protect. Career politicians have become the bane of our country's existence, especially those entrenched democrats whose vision for us is absolutely against the constitution they are also sworn to uphold and defend.

  • Michael Hutch

    02/01/2019 04:48 PM

    Let's see,DemoRats platform so far:
    1. Impeach Trump
    2. Tax the Rich
    3. Impeach Trump
    4. Pelosi refuses invite from Border Security Wall wives to inspect the area
    5. Impeach Trump
    6. Have offered no Infrastructure plan other than to raise taxes
    7. Impeach Trump
    8. Virginia Governor endorses Infanticide ( backed off a little, not much)
    9. Impeach Trump
    10. Can't think of any one positive idea even through liberal media

    Am I wrong Governor???

  • Ann Bouchard

    02/01/2019 04:38 PM

    Right if people were working in constructive ways for America’s betterment we’d surely be in a better position than we are today.

  • Carol Clark

    02/01/2019 04:32 PM

    As a US citizen who voted for positive change in light of our US Constitution and seeing it happen under our current president, I am in total favor of impeaching (or whatever the proper term) any congress member who continues to obstruct the sitting president. Obama did whatever he wanted for 8 years. I for one am sick and tired of the dems spending my tax dollars on themselves and their ridiculous plots and schemes to hold this country in socialist slavery.

  • James Colloca

    02/01/2019 03:49 PM

    The democrats are doing everything they can to keep the Russian collusion talking point into the 2020 election. If opposition research is illegal why isn't anyone going after the Hillary and the DNC for their efforts on the unverified dossier they dug up on the president through the Russians. Why is it no one has been held accountable for the lies that were told to FISA court judges to get the special council investigation on Russia collusion, which was concocted to derail the President. Why is it the special council has not indicted any one associated with the democratic party. Why hasn't anyone been held accountable for using government resources to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016. It's all called justice inequality !!!!

  • Mark DiPasquale

    02/01/2019 02:01 PM

    When Rep. Adam Schiff calls Donald Trump a “lying liar”, that would mean that President Trump told the truth; the two negatives make a positive.

  • Jerry Korba

    02/01/2019 01:00 PM

    Mike Is it possible that our citizens could get healthcare insurance thru employers benefit packages? The job report came out stating over 300 thousand jobs were created in the last 31 days do you think that a % of them may offer a healthcare plan? Dear Far Left people just an idea if your voters do not have a healthcare plan could you suggest they find an employer that will have a plan for them if they choose to work? Also Far Lefties have you heard the employment office says they have 6 six million jobs that need to be filled. Does that resonate at all to you that if your voters want to work. Is it possible you may not want your voters to find gainful employment so they can depend on you to give them a free ride on someones dollar not their own dollar? Dear Lefties put up a help wanted sign stop begging for money now is the time for your voters to become employed the jobs have NEVER been better than today. I am not talking about your Obama jobs $7.50 jobs real jobs Construction, Manufacturing, (that word U may understand)Truck Driving so many jobs your voters could train for to make themselves no longer a leftie. If I were you you better keep your mouth shut if the word gets out where does that leave you? So you don't forget a large number of employers offer healthcare plans also the employees may not want to give the crumbs back be aware> My advice to you the non working lefty there must be millions of you 6 million jobs await and we added over 300 thousand last month WHAT DO YOU HAVE LOSE????? I will tell ya Biden Warren Harris Booker and a Bunch of other Con men and Women who wants to live on your dollar that's all they want or can offer.......... Think about it Lefties!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Trokey

    02/01/2019 12:47 PM

    I knew it! I knew it! Brian France and NASCAR are part of the Russian collusion! Why, It's so obvious I have no idea why Schiff didn't figure all that out with that steel trap mind of his! Now, let's get back to reality.

  • Donald R Heath

    02/01/2019 12:37 PM

    Is just me or is it that every time a Democrat opens their mouth a falsehood comes out.