WSJ Columnist Wrecks the Democrats’ Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Claims

The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel isn’t having any of the Democrats’ nonsense on this impeachment push. Yes, the Democrats have executed the final stages of their three-year plan: impeaching Donald Trump. It’s an inquiry. It’s nothing official…yet. But they’re doing their best to muddy the waters in the hopes that the damage being inflicted could impact the 2020 race by making the president’s already shoddy approval numbers (though I’m skeptical of those polls) even more dirty, making the unpalatable man even more distasteful with voters. Fine—but the allegations against Trump regarding this call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are straight trash. . .

You don’t need to be an investigative reporter to see that the Democrats have nothing here. That’s why this entire inquiry is being done in secret. And the only saving grace that keeps this impeachment drum going is that the liberal media takes everything Schiff and others say as gospel. So, Strassel does what she does best; gut the Democratic narrative—brutally. She goes line-by-line giving the GOP, Trump supporters, and anyone else who is skeptical of the impeachment push a go-to sheet in exposing this smoke and mirrors show (via WSJ):

Motive matters, but what matters more is the accuracy of the complaint itself. The real news of the past few weeks has been the steady accumulation of evidence that its central claim is totally wrong.

Which shouldn’t be surprising, given how many facts the complaint mangled about the call. It alleged, for instance, that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine to “locate and turn over servers.” He didn’t. It claims Mr. Trump “praised” a prosecutor named Yuriy Lutsenko and suggested the Ukrainian president “keep him in his position.” That didn’t happen either. There’s more, and when the whistleblower can’t get the facts of the call right, it’s no surprise he got his conclusion wrong too.

There is simply no evidence of what House Democrats have made the central claim of their impeachment inquiry: that Mr. Trump engaged in a “quid pro quo” by withholding aid to Ukraine unless it “opened an investigation” into former Vice President Joe Biden.

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BOMBSHELL: Whistleblower Worked With Joe Biden at the Obama White House; Trump BASHES Biden at Rally

By Townhall. House Democrats began their impeachment push formally based on some whistleblower report that alleged President Trump tried to shakedown Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July. Trump supposedly threatened to withhold military aid unless Zelensky opened a corruption probe against Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden. The whistleblower is reportedly a CIA agent, a registered Democrat, and worked with a 2020 Democratic candidate. There is also a third citation indicating political bias that was not revealed. That portion was redacted. But the report is second-hand sourced and riddled with errors because this person didn’t listen in on the call. The Trump White House also released the transcript, which totally debunked the quid pro quo aspect of this circus.

The complaint wasn’t released to members of Congress prior to them announcing a formal impeachment inquiry. Yeah, no one read the complaint, so that’s all you need to know about Democratic intentions in this matter. This is an attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election, using a biased intelligence operative who had worked with Joe Biden during the Obama presidency. Yeah, that was revealed today by The Washington Examiner:

The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.

Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”

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Trump Bashes Biden at Minnesota Rally, Asks ‘Where’s Hunter?

By The Hill. President Trump went after former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden during his Thursday night rally, repeatedly asking where the younger Biden was.

”Joe’s son Hunter got thrown out of the Navy and then he became a genius on Wall Street in about two days,” Trump said while targeting the Democratic presidential candidate’s son.

“Whatever happened to Hunter? Where the hell is he?” he added at the rally in Minneapolis, Minn. “Where’s Hunter?”

“Hey fellas, I have an idea for a new T-shirt,” the president continued, turning to the audience. “Let’s do another T-shirt: ‘Where’s Hunter?'”

Earlier in the rally, the president’s son Eric Trump also went after Hunter Biden while overseeing a chant of “lock him up” when attacking the former vice president. (Read more from “Trump Bashes Biden at Minnesota Rally, Asks ‘Where’s Hunter?” HERE)

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Here’s How Trump Responded to Dem’s Impeachment Meeting

The Trump administration responded to Democrats’ push for impeachment over a phone call that President Donald Trump had with Ukraine by announcing that the administration will be releasing the whistleblower complaint and the Inspector General report to Congress and will let the whistleblower testify in front of Congress.

“The White House is preparing to release to Congress by the end of the week both the whistleblower complaint and the Inspector General report that are at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry,” Politico reported. “The move shows the level of seriousness with which the administration is now approaching the House’s new impeachment proceedings.”

The Washington Times reported that the administration “reportedly has dropped its objection to Congressional Democrats getting testimony from the whistleblower whose leak started the Ukraine phone-call issue.”

The move comes after Trump announced on Tuesday that he is going to release on Wednesday the full unredacted transcript of his phone call with Ukraine. . .

Trump responded to the developments from Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the Democrats plan to push ahead with impeachment in a series of tweets noting that Democrats have not even seen the transcript of the call.

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You Just Can’t Make This Up: This Is What California Dems Are Proposing to Address Its Rat Problem

California’s decades-long affair with liberal politics has brought disease—literally. Rats are overrunning parts of the state. It’s only amplified by the rising homelessness crisis. For a region of the country that is smug, wealthy, and condescending to no end about how great they are—they do have a lot of bums in the street, fecal matter in the street, and hypodermic needles in the street. San Francisco is covered in crap. And the solution is quite simple: clean up the damn cities. But that would mean be mean to homeless people or something. Well, they’re ground zero for the rat infestation, which has brought back diseases we haven’t seen on such a daily basis since medieval times. Typhus has broken out. Police stations in Los Angeles were forced to pay fines that soared into the thousands of dollars due to the unsanitary conditions. City hall is running wild with rats. And now the state EPA office in Sacramento was forced to close its outdoor playground due to their rat problem; they were worried about kids getting sick. And what is the state proposing now? Oh, they want to ban rat poison (via WSJ):

Democrats in Sacramento are now moving legislation to ban “second-generation” rodenticides that are more potent than earlier poisons against which rats have developed immunity. “Predatory species, such as raptors, bobcats, and foxes, regularly consume rodents as part of their diet. Poisoned rodents also become more lethargic and exhibit abnormal behavior,” a bill analysis notes. But “data are less conclusive in pointing to [anticoagulant rodenticides] as the specific cause of death in necropsied animals.”

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Border Patrol Drug Dog Catches ‘Almost Two Pounds’ of Fentanyl Pills Hidden in Mexican Woman’s Underwear

Border Patrol agents stopped “almost two pounds” of fentanyl pills from hitting American streets at a port of entry earlier this week, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol statement says.

The catch happened at the Nogales-Mariposa port of entry on the Arizona border on Tuesday afternoon. “Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 22-year-old Altar, Sonora, Mexico, woman for further inspection at a pedestrian lane after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect,” the press release says. “A subsequent search by officers led to the removal of 5 packages hidden in the woman’s undergarments contain[ing] almost two pounds of fentanyl pills, worth nearly $21,000.”

A picture provided with the press release shows the packages of fentanyl pills seized.

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Border Patrol then turned the suspect over to ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Fentanyl is an extremely potent opioid and a key driver of overdose deaths in the ongoing drug crisis. Just a tiny amount of it can kill someone. According to the DEA, “as little as two milligrams is a lethal dosage in most people.”

The CBP press release does not say what whether or not the pills were pure fentanyl or cut with another substance.

Earlier this week, CR reported that an ICE bust in West Virginia had seized enough fentanyl to kill “potentially more than 750,000 people,” according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart. (For more from the author of “Border Patrol Drug Dog Catches ‘Almost Two Pounds’ of Fentanyl Pills Hidden in Mexican Woman’s Underwear” please click HERE)

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Trump Goes Off: ‘I Don’t Buy Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Tears… She Hates Israel and All Jewish People’; AOC, Omar, Tlaib Silent as Palestine Outlaws LGBT Activity

By PJ Media. On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib put on the waterworks when she announced her decision not to visit her grandmother in the West Bank despite being given the okay from Israel.

The Israeli government used my love and desire to see my grandmother to silence me and made my ability to do so contingent upon my signing a letter – reflecting just how undemocratic and afraid they are of the truth my trip would reveal,” she said in a statement. “Visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother’s heart. Silencing me with treatment to make me feel less-than is not what she wants for me – it would kill a piece of me that always stands up against racism and injustice.

It was quite the performance, but President Trump wasn’t buying it. “I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears,” he tweeted on Tuesday. “I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite.”

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AOC, Omar, Tlaib Silent as Palestine Outlaws LGBT Activity

By PJ Media. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) have remained silent after the Palestinian Authority banned LGBT activity in the West Bank. These members of “The Squad” have supported legislation praising the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and voted against legislation condemning it. PJ Media reached out to them for comment on the move, and they have remained silent.

Early Monday morning, The Jerusalem Post reported that the PA and Palestine Police had outlawed LGBT activity in the West Bank and threatened to arrest members of the LGBT group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society. Al-Qaws was planning a gathering for members in Nablus at the end of the month. The group only has offices in Israel — in East Jerusalem and in Haifa.

Luay Zreikat, a spokesman for Palestine Police, said LGBT activities are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.” He added that Al-Qaws’s activities are completely “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus.” (Read more from “AOC, Omar, Tlaib Silent as Palestine Outlaws LGBT Activity” HERE)

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‘Impeachment August’ Campaign a Dud (VIDEO)

Progressive groups were hoping to make this month “Impeachment August,” but with only 12 days to go, they are falling short of their self-stated goals.

Twelve progressive groups joined together to launch a campaign on August 1 with a goal to pressure House Democrats to come out in support of President Trump’s impeachment. While the American public remains deeply divided on impeachment, Democrats overwhelmingly support it.

The groups had planned to pressure their representatives at town halls and other public appearances after they returned to their districts for the August recess, in hopes of getting them to back impeachment if they had not done so already. . .

However — according to a recent Post piece, they have failed to convince any vulnerable Democrat freshman or any vulnerable Democrat to back impeachment. The Post reported on August 15:

The focus of ‘Impeachment August’ is on the minority of House Democrats who have not endorsed impeachment proceedings yet, with a particular goal of getting the freshmen elected in swing districts to take a firm position. So far, no swing-seat Democrat who was skeptical about impeachment before the start of the recess has been converted.

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Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead; Fake News Concludes Suicide; Jail Isn’t So Sure

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Law Enforcement Gives Contradictory Information After Epstein Found Dead

By Lucia Sang. Disgraced multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sex trafficking minors, died from an apparent suicide inside in Manhattan jail cell and the FBI is investigating, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Saturday.

The 66-year-old Epstein was found unresponsive inside his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City around 6:30 a.m. Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. He was transported to the New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital and was dead on arrival, officials said.

Law enforcement sources told Fox News that the initial call to the jail was cardiac arrest. Multiple reports claimed that he hanged himself. . .

NBC News reported that Epstein was in his own cell at the time of his death and was no longer on suicide watch. (Read more about Epstein found dead HERE)

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Former MCC Inmate Writes: There’s ‘no way’ Jeffrey Epstein killed himself

By Bruce Golding and Brad Hamilton. There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.

Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.

You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds — it would never happen.

When you’re on suicide watch, they put you in this white smock, a straight jacket. They know a person cannot be injurious to themselves. . .

Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars.

They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper. (Read more from this ex-inmate’s take on Epstein found dead HERE)

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Trump Re-Tweets Theory that Epstein was Murdered While Democratic Congressman Says “A Lot of Very Powerful People Wanted to See This Man Dead”

[Trump retweeted] a message from conservative actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams, who suggested Epstein’s death might be tied to former president Bill Clinton. Williams also questioned how Epstein could have died by suicide if he had been on suicide watch. . .

A Clinton spokesman responded on Twitter: “Ridiculous, and of course not true — and Donald Trump knows it. Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?” The 25th Amendment spells out a process for the president’s cabinet to remove him from office. . .

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), who has demanded congressional investigations into Epstein’s past crimes, questioned whether Epstein’s death really was a suicide Saturday, suggesting without evidence that there might be a link between his death and the powerful people he associated with.

“There are a lot of very powerful people who wanted to see this man dead. So was it really just a suicide?” Frankel told NPR. “Was it just negligence by the officials who had custody of him? I don’t know, but I definitely think it needs to be investigated.” (Read more from this Washington Post article about Epstein found dead HERE)

Government Approves Bringing Animal-Human Hybrids to Term

. . .After years of planning, the persistent researcher has at last received approval from a government willing to pursue one of the most controversial scientific studies there is: human-animal embryo experiments.

While many countries around the world have restricted, defunded or outright banned these ethically-fraught practices, Japan has now officially lifted the lid on this proverbial Pandora’s box. Earlier this year, the country made it legal to not only transplant hybrid embryos into surrogate animals, but also to bring them to term.

As a lead stem cell researcher at the University of Tokyo and Stanford University, Nakauchi has gone from country to country, chasing his dream of one day growing customised human organs in animals like sheep or pigs. . .

That ultimate goal is still a long way off, but the next step in his research has at last been given the green light by ministry officials in Japan. As the first researcher to receive government approval since the 2014 ban, Nakauchi plans on taking things slowly so that public understanding and trust can catch up. . .

The goal is for the rodent embryo to use the human cells to build itself a pancreas, and for two years, the team plans on watching these rodents develop and grow, carefully monitoring their organs and brains in the process. Only then will the researchers ask for approval to do the same with pigs. (Read more from “Government Approves Bringing Animal-Human Hybrids to Term” HERE)

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Nearly Half of Americans Left Unfazed by Mueller’s Testimony

The opinions of many Americans on whether or not President Trump should be impeached remain unchanged after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony.

An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday shows that 47% of Americans were not at all moved on the impeachment question after Mueller’s testimony. The people who were moved one way or the other were closely split at 27% more likely to support impeachment and 26% less likely. . .

Mueller testified in front of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday. Democrats pushed Mueller to clarify his report and his position on whether or not Trump should be charged with obstruction of justice. Republicans focused largely on why the investigation was launched and how the Russian collusion conspiracy gained so much traction.

Mueller was halting and slow throughout his testimony, often seeming unfamiliar with facts and passages in his report. He evaded answering roughly 200 questions during the nearly seven-hour affair by referring the questioner back to the report or asserting that the question was outside of his purview. (Read more from “Nearly Half of Americans Left Unfazed by Mueller’s Testimony” HERE)

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