STOP THE TAPE: [5:22] – “It is truly a constitutional nightmare for we the people.”
HANNITY and SEKULOW: “It’s all just political theater” [4:41] – The accusation against Trump was based on hearsay. That’s not allowed in court. It’s not supposed to be allowed on whistleblower reports.
From Sean Davis at The Federalist – “Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings …
“The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only ;heard about [wrongdoing] from others.’”
SCHIFF LIES: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff began the whistleblower hearing with DNI Director Joseph Maguire by LYING about what President Trump had said on the phone to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“And what is the President’s response — well it reads like a classic organized crime shake down. In essence, what the President Trump communicates is this: We’ve been very good to your country. Very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what, I don’t see much reciprocity here. You know what I mean? I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you though. And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of dirt, on this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, and not just any people. I’m going to put you in touch with the Attorney General of the United States — my Attorney General, Bill Barr — he’s got the whole weight of American law enforcement behind him. And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy, you’re going to love him. Trust me. You know what I’m asking, so I’m only going to say this a few more times, in a few more ways. And don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I asked.” – Schiff’s opening statement, read into the Congressional Record
Here is a screenshot of the actual phone call transcript (link below).
After people called him out, Schiff tried to save face by saying his fictional account of the transcript was meant as a joke.
MEDIA LIES: [2:40] – Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire threatened to resign if the White House tried to influence his testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
During his testimony before the House committee, Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) asked if he had threatened to resign.
Maguire replied “I did not, and I know that that story has appeared quite a bit, and I issued a statement yesterday.”
When he attempted to elaborate, Speier quickly cut him off.
HANNITY and GIULIANI: “The only one involved in a shakedown using taxpayer dollars is Joe Biden” [4:54] – Democrats and their lapdogs in the Slime Stream Media are CORRUPT.
FYI: Whitey Bulger was an Irish-American crime boss who died a year ago.
WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT: Legal Insurrection says the same thing [3:03] – “It looks like a lawyer letter. It’s very legalistic in many parts, cites to statutes and executive orders, and is heavily footnoted. It attempts to bring together evidence from disparate sources, including public news reports. It is, in every sense, a closing argument or brief in support of a position by someone who did not actually participate in the events about which he or she is writing. …
“If CIA or other intelligence operatives are using their access to sensitive information in order to interfere in our political process, then that is a lot more frightening than a President raising the widely-reported corruption of his political opponent with the president of the country where the alleged corruption took place.”
- https://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf \
ZELENSKY: During a press conference, the president of Ukraine said no one pressured him to agree to the investigation. In the July phone call with Trump, Zelensky said he already had plans to lunch a wide-ranging investigation into what happened with the Bidens and Burisma. The Hill article linked here has lot of details if you’re interested.
DAN BONGINO: Episode 1075 [1:03:16] –Deciphering the Latest Fake Scandal.
DAN BONGINO: Episode 1076 [1:03:10] – Schiff & The Dems Implode Again.