Grassley’s Make Believe Warpath - The Rot That Is DC
November 11, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – It appears [in the sense of being a cardboard cutout designed to present a false impression] that the “patience” of one of DC’s most powerful, albeit low-profile players, Senator Charles Grassley [R-IA], is being sorely tested by the “extended rollout” of the forever anticipated IG report into the FISA abuse that provided the FBI with a pretext to spy on the Trump campaign and then the Trump Presidency.
In a little noted October 21 Twitter posting, Grassley quipped that “all of the delays and excuses why the Horowitz IG FISA report isn’t public yet after several months of anticipation of its issues leads me to the suspicion it’s going to be ‘deep six’ by the Deep Sate.” [emphasis ours - ED]
Aside from the obvious merit of Grassley’s concern, perhaps the most important aspect of the Tweet is that he alone among Senate leaders [such as they are] is unafraid to recognize the existence of the - DEEP STATE, certainly the most controversial term in the DC Swamp.
But as the months have dragged on with zero progress on springing Horowitz’ findings from the clutches of the FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray, Grassley, just hours ago, posted a related Tweet.
“If FISA Inspector General Horowitz report doesn’t come out next week when they said it would then I will be very disappointed & left to wonder WHAT THE GAME IS? Is someone at FBI or DOJ tying IGs hands??”
As suggested in the lede paragraph, we are having NONE of the word-game shenanigans that Grassley and his brethren are playing.[Read More]
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Congressman Nunes' Full Opening Statement
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Congresswoman Sefanik Grills Schiff Over Rules of Evidence, Jim Jordan Demands ID of "Whistleblower" [Eric Ciaramella][Read More]
Quid-Pro-Quo for Morons
By WILLIAM MAYER
November 12, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Over the last week or two the news media has in lockstep manner pushed the idea that President Trump is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors because of a “quid pro quo” deal he struck with the new president of Ukraine.
The substance of that charge is based upon an "interpretation" of the call [necessary since the text was released over a month ago, meaning the actual wording is not in question] by the President's enemies wherein they assert that a $400M foreign aid transfer was somehow made contingent upon the Ukraine leader "digging up dirt on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter," working with the U.S. Justice Department officials as part of an official inquiry into what degree, if any, Ukraine worked to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
That investigation is now ongoing and involves multiple agencies as well as President Trump’s White House and personal lawyers.
Now the law concerning “quid pro quo” agreements is easy to understand, especially in the current setting of all of this taking place within the federal government, but for simplicities sake lets limit it to the substance that was covered during the now “infamous” Trump-Zelensky conversation .
1. The President of the United States is the CHIEF law enforcement officer in the nation, meaning that his powers in this area are near plenary, assuming there is a need to fully exercise them.
2. There have been multiple "official" investigations [of very limited scope] regarding whether Russia or any other country illegally sought to influence the 2016 cycle. But Ukraine? Not so much.
3. Reading the plain text of the conversation it was Zelensky, not Trump who first raised the issue of “draining the swamp” in his own country, meaning he was first to express concern about his predecessor’s possibly unlawful, certainly unethical behavior.
4. Trump however did ask Zelensky for a favor, the performance of which was NOT specifically linked to the aid package. The President wanted Zelensky’s administration to ferret out exactly what happened in Ukraine preceding the 2016 election. He mentioned Mueller and other aspects of the wide-ranging probe.
5. At this point in the conversation President Trump asked Zelensky to work with the American Attorney General, William Barr.
6. Continuing, the President talked about his desire to understand exactly what transpired in Ukraine in the run-up to November, that might have illegally influenced the 2016 U.S. election, mentioning Vice President and his son Hunter’s actions regarding the corporation, Burisma Holdings, on whose board Hunter sat while being compensated at $83,000 a month.
Mark Levin - Another Fraudulent “Conservative”
November 5, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Let’s get this straight, I do NOT know Levin, but I never considered him the heavyweight he pretends to be.
Right now, it is Tuesday, November 5 at about 3:30 PM PDT. Mark Levin just went psycho about the media refusing to name Eric Ciaramella, to whom yesterday’s piece [Got Dem Eric Ciaramella Blues] was lovingly devoted.
This got Levin turned off, perhaps permanently.
Does this fat windbag really not grasp the monstrous irony of pointing to other media sources for failing to name Eric Ciaramella when he cowers in the corner pissing on himself, afraid to do what he has excoriated the press about?
It’s really unbelievable, but one needs to know a bit about Levin’s gig.
Perhaps the most important is that he was a NEVER Trumper from the get-go, so his cowardliness could have been predicted. His brand of conservatism is that of the National Review variety, effete and oh so correct - the party of George Will and little Billy Kristol.
Got Dem Eric Ciaramella Blues
November 4, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – For the record, the name is Eric [Charly] Ciaramella and according to sources too numerous to list here he seems to be near, if not at, the center of the Ukraine insanity that has replaced the Russia hoax as DC’s current kerfuffle.
Regarding investigative journo Paul Sperry who first broke the story:
“But the name of a government official fitting that description - Eric Ciaramella - has been raised privately in impeachment depositions, according to officials with direct knowledge of the proceedings, as well as in at least one open hearing held by a House committee not involved in the impeachment inquiry….RealClearInvestigations is disclosing the name because of the public’s interest in learning details of an effort to remove a sitting president from office. Further, the official's status as a “whistleblower” is complicated by his being a hearsay reporter of accusations against the president, one who has “some indicia of an arguable political bias…”
Ciaramella has threatened legal action against those who see him as a threat to the republic; he [allegedly…wink-wink, nod-nod] being the apparent behind the scenes Brennan true believer who [again reportedly] worked with DNC hack, “Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American” [funded by the DNC] to slime the president.
The alt-Right ‘Net is awash in reporting regarding Eric [Charly] Ciaramella, meaning he has gone from obscurity to ubiquity in less than a week
Oh my… did we say that his name is Eric [Charly] Ciaramella ?
Good, it’s a gift that keeps on giving.[Read More]