by Matthew Vadum
NY Times accidentally suggests the intelligence committee chairman’s fingerprints are all over the so-called whistleblower’s report.
Leftist conspiracy-monger Adam Schiff was aware of select details of the Ukraine-Biden allegations against President Donald Trump before a lying CIA snitch reportedly involved in the case filed a complaint under a whistleblower law, according to the intermittently reliable New York Times.
It has been widely reported that the CIA official’s complaint was based on a July 25 telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the said stoolie somehow learned about.
Rep. Schiff is the California Democrat, now the laughably unqualified chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, a Trump-hater who spent the last three years smearing anyone who doubts the existence of his Trump-Russia electoral collusion conspiracy theory as traitors and agents of the Russian government while apparently leaking secret details of congressional investigations to his friends at CNN and elsewhere in the media at every opportunity.
Trump stands accused by Democrats without any credible evidence whatsoever of trying to muscle the government of Ukraine into investigating a potential 2020 opponent, Joe Biden, in order to discredit his campaign.
This, of course, is the exact opposite of what actually happened. Three Democrat senators urged Ukraine to investigate Trump and a Democratic National Committee operative named Alexandra Chalupa went on a dirt-digging expedition hoping to get usable opposition research on Trump from Ukrainian officials.
The New York Times makes the claim about Schiff’s foreknowledge of the whistleblower report citing “a spokesman and current and former American officials,” so take the report with a grain of salt. The Old Gray Lady lies habitually nowadays so trusting the once-respected media outlet is a risky enterprise.
But assuming the news report is accurate, it points to yet another a real-life conspiracy by the nation’s intelligence community to drive Trump from office, this time after it became clear that the Russian “pissgate” dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton and semi-senile former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s useless report on Russian meddling in U.S. elections wouldn’t get the job done.
And Schiff, whose party still cannot accept that Hillary Clinton was defeated fair and square, is a vital player in the ongoing plot to nullify the results of the 2016 election that brought us President Trump.
The news report states that the mysterious CIA officer in question approached Schiff’s committee “with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer.”
“Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.
“The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff, an official said.”
“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” said Schiff mouthpiece Patrick Boland.
In the hearsay-driven whistleblower complaint, which some have said reads like it was written by committee, the CIA stool pigeon claimed Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate various issues that could help him politically.
Curiously, the demonstrably true claim that former Vice President Joe Biden threatened to cut off U.S. aid promised to Ukraine if it didn’t fire a top prosecutor who was investigating a Ukrainian company Biden’s son, Hunter, worked at did not appear in the New York Times account. Hunter Biden, reportedly a substance-abusing philanderer with no obvious background in natural gas or Ukrainian affairs, earned up to $50,000 a month in his five years with the energy company, Burisma Holdings, becoming a member of its board.
As everyone now knows, Joe Biden was captured on video in early 2018 bragging about how as vice president in 2016 he strong-armed the Ukrainians into firing a prosecutor who had been looking into Burisma.
“I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. … I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”
It just so happens that Fox News reported Oct. 2 that the fired prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was asked to drop his investigation into Burisma and that the pressure to do that came from the Obama administration.
Fox obtained notes from a January 2019 interview Trump attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani conducted with Shokin.
“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,” the notes from the interview stated. The notes, which the Department of State’s inspector general sent to Congress Oct. 2, also made the assertion that Shokin was told Biden had put U.S. aid to Ukraine on hold over the Burisma investigation.
The notes indicated Shokin, who admittedly, like virtually all public figures in Ukraine stands accused of corruption, said his “investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.”
No wonder Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign put the heat on big media outlets to stop giving Giuliani air time. The campaign recently sent letters to NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN to articulate its “grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump.”
Returning to the Old Gray Lady, the Times reporters, Julian E. Barnes, Michael S. Schmidt and Matthew Rosenberg, also brazenly lied about the transcript of a July 25 telephone conversation between Trump and Zelensky that the CIA stoolie somehow learned about. This is the conversation that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi relied on Sept. 24 when she pulled the trigger to begin the process of impeaching President Trump, falsely claiming Trump “asked a foreign government to help him in his political campaign at the expense of our national security.”
“A reconstituted transcript released by the White House of a call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine backed up the whistle-blower’s account, which was itself based on information from a half dozen American officials and deemed credible by the inspector general for the intelligence community,” the Times report states.
But we know the transcript backs up no such thing. In fact, it contradicts the CIA rat’s account.
Trump never threatened Zelensky, a fact the Ukrainian president himself confirmed Sept. 25 to reporters.
Trump asked for help from Ukraine, something the United States is entitled to do pursuant to a circa 2000 mutual legal assistance treaty between the countries.
The telephone call transcript shows that Trump told Zelensky that he “heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair.” He said Giuliani and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr would call him. Barr, it so happens, is conducting an investigation that deals with the 2016 U.S. election, the Democrat-Deep State plot to overturn said election, and Ukraine’s connection to it.
Trump also mentioned CrowdStrike, the California-based cybersecurity firm that the Democratic National Committee keeps assuring us determined that DNC computer systems were hacked by the Russians.
Yes, that is the same allegedly hacked computer platform that the DNC strangely refused to allow the FBI to examine. The DNC has also never provided proof that the Russian cyberattack actually took place.
“I would like you to do us a favor though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it,” the transcript indicates Trump saying, as he alluded to Barr’s fact-finding mission.
“I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say CrowdStrike … I guess you have one of your wealthy people … The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation.”
Trump said, “The other thing, there’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it -- it sounds horrible to me.”
Trump is America’s chief law enforcement officer. He is entitled to get to the bottom of the long-running cabal to invalidate the votes of the 63 million Americans who voted for him. If that means investigating Joe Biden, so be it. Biden doesn’t special immunity just because he’s running for office. As we now know, Trump didn’t get any kind of immunity from investigation just because he was seeking the presidency – to the contrary, the fact of his candidacy brought meddling government officials from inside and outside the United States down on him precisely because he was running.
On Oct. 2, Trump said Schiff should be forced to resign for reading a fictional account of the transcript at a recent congressional hearing. Schiff likened Trump to a mafia don.
“We don’t call him shifty Schiff for nothing,” said Trump. “He’s a shifty dishonest guy.”
It is hard to argue with that.
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