BACKFIRE: Democrats’ Ukraine Witch Hunt Implodes at Hearing with Director of National Intelligence

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before the House Intelligence Committee today, as Democrats attempted to paint the picture that President Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense for a conversation he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July.

A rough transcript of the conversation was released publicly yesterday, and a complaint filed by a CIA whistle-blower regarding Trump’s alleged inappropriate behavior was released to the public today. Democrats attempted to capitalize on this news during the hearing but failed abysmally, as there was nothing that could be considered improper in any of the disclosed documents.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who serves as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, simply replaced the real transcripts with ones made up by himself in his opening statements. He was called out by Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) for his stunning dishonesty shortly afterward.

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Schiff failed once more after he attempted to grill Maguire and put words into his mouth regarding how the whistle-blower’s complaint was disclosed to the committee.

Maguire confirmed that the President did not attempt to find out the identity of the whistle-blower when questioned by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).

Maguire confirmed that the President’s commitment to transparency is “unprecedented” regarding his communications with Ukraine while being questioned by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

At a certain point, Maguire referred to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) as “Congresswoman,” perhaps in Freudian slip toward the incessantly hostile enemy of President Trump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who called an impeachment inquiry of Trump over the whistle-blower complaint before actually reading it, appears to be making a case against Trump on alleged obstruction of documents that show he committed no wrongdoing.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus – President Trump’s most reliable allies in Congress – are already gloating regarding the overreach by Democrats, who are grasping at straws while ginning up more publicly for their front-running presidential candidate Joe Biden’s scandals.

President Trump is rubbing it in as well, knowing that he has his political opposition right where he wants them.

This may be the most humiliating political miscalculation by the Democrats to date, as their chances to win the presidency back in 2020 have never looked worse.