Devin Nunes Excoriates Schiff For Lying To American People
September 29, 2019 | by James G. Dalton
California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes absolutely torched his fellow California Rep. Adam Schiff during the testimony of the National Intelligence Director.
It happened on Wednesday after Rep. Schiff created a fictitious phone conversation between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president.
He accused the president of acting like a Mafia boss and threatening the Ukrainian president to do his bidding for him.
But Rep. Nunes came at Rep. Schiff with the hard facts, and the facts are the Rep. Schiff and The Democrats have no case against President Trump.
I want to congratulate the Democrats on the rollout of their latest information warfare operation against the president and their extraordinary ability to once again enlist the mainstream media in their campaign.
This operation began with media reports from the prime instigators of the Russia collusion hoax. That a whistle-blower is claiming President Trump made a promise to a foreign leader.
The transcript of that call has debunked that central assertion. That didn’t matter. The Democrats simply moved the goalposts and began claiming that there doesn’t need to be a quid pro quo for this conversation to serve as the basis for impeaching the president.
Speaker Pelosi went further when asked earlier if she would put brakes on impeachment if the transcript turned out to be benign. She responded, so there you go, if the whistle-blower operation doesn’t work out, the Democrats and — we have candidates — we have many candidates for impeachable offenses. That was her quote.
There you go. If the whistle-blower operation doesn’t work out, the Democrats and their media assets can always drum up something else. What other information has come to light since the original false report of a promise being made? We have learned the following.
The complaint relied on hearsay evidence provided by the whistle-blower. The inspector general did not know the contents of the phone call at issue. The inspector general found the whistle-blower displayed arguable political bias against Trump.
The department of justice investigated the complaint and determined no action was warranted. The Ukrainian president denies being pressured by President Trump.
Once again, this supposed scandal ends up being nothing like what we were told and once again the Democrats, their media mouth pieces and leakers are ginning up a fake story with no regard to the monumental damage they are causing to our public institutions and to trust in government. Without acknowledging all the false stories they propagated in the past, including countless allegations that Trump campaign colluded to hack the election, we’re supposed to forget about all those stories, but believe this one. In short, what we have with this story line is another still dossier.
I will note here in the Democrats’ mania to overturn the 2016 elections, everything they touch gets hopelessly politicized. With the Russia hoax, it was intelligence agencies which were turned into a weapon to attack the president.
Now today, the whistle-blower process is the casualty. Until a week ago, the need to protect that process was a primary bipartisan concern of this committee.
If the Democrats were really concerned with defending that process, they would have pursued this matter with a quiet, sober inquiry as we do for all whistle-blowers. That would have been useless for them. They don’t want answers.
They want a public spectacle. So we have been treated to an parade of press conferences and fake news stories. This hearing itself is another example. Whistle-blower inquiries should not be held in public at all. As our Senate counterparts Democrats and Republicans obviously understand, their hearing is behind closed doors.
Again, that only makes sense when your goal is to get information, not to create a media frenzy. The current hysteria has something else in common with the Russia hoax. Back then they accused of Trump campaign of colluding when the Democrats were colluding with Russians.
Today, they accuse the president of pressuring Ukrainians to take actions that would help himself or hurt his political opponents. Yet, there are numerous examples of Democrats doing the exact same thing. Joe Biden bragged that he extorted the Ukrainians into firing a prosecutor who happened to be investigating Biden’s own son.
Three democratic senators wrote a letter pressuring the Ukrainian general prosecutor to reopen the investigation. Into former Trump campaign officials. Another democratic senator went to Ukraine and pressured the Ukrainian president not to investigate corruption allegations on involving Joe Biden’s son. According to Ukrainian officials, the democratic national committee contractor Alexander Chalupa tried to get Ukrainian officials to provide dirt on Trump officials and tried to get the former president to comment on alleged ties to Russia.
Ukrainian official was a source for Nellie Orr, wife of department of justice official Bruce Orr, as she worked on the anti-Trump operation conducted by Fusion GPS and funded by the Democrats. Of course, Democrats on this very committee negotiated with people who they thought were Ukrainians in order to obtain nude pictures of Trump.
People can reasonably ask why the Democrats are so determined to impeach this president when in a year, they will have a chance. In fact, one democratic congressman, one of the first to call for Trump’s impeachment, gave us the answer when he said, quote, I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected. Unquote.
Winning elections is hard. When you compete, you have no guarantee you will win. The American people do have a say in this. They made their voices heard in the last presidential election. This latest gambit is unhinged and dangerous.
They should end the dishonest spectacle and get back to work to solving problems, which is what every member of this committee was sent here to do. Judging by today’s charade, the chances of that happening any time soon are zero to none. I yield back.