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.
I’m so glad Rep. Turner called out Adam Schiff for just making up an entire conversation pic.twitter.com/VB3wkP0Xip
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) September 26, 2019
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.
Rep. Schiff: "So, you exercised your discretion to withhold the complaint from the committee?
Acting DNI Maguire: "I did not, sir. What I did was I delayed it…" pic.twitter.com/K0ZkxUjXEx
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 26, 2019
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).
.@RepSpeier: "Did the president of the United States ask you to find out the identity of the whistleblower?"
Acting DNI Maguire: "Although I would not normally discuss my conversations with the president, I can tell you, emphatically, no."
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 26, 2019
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).
Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire: Trump’s Ukraine call transparency is “unprecedented” pic.twitter.com/QvRYggFIu3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 26, 2019
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.
In which DNI Maguire refers to Rep. Swalwell as “congresswoman” pic.twitter.com/a8QP2UpaTO
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 26, 2019
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.
Aaaaaaaand…we’re back to “obstruction.” At least we got to skip the whole Special Counsel circus this time and go straight to “the Dems don’t have anything.” pic.twitter.com/FHDJS0OovI
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 26, 2019
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.
"Whistleblower"? To something they haven’t witnessed first-hand?
More like a rogue, self-appointed private eye scooping up second-hand gossip and reading public news articles.
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) September 26, 2019
The Inspector General for the Intelligence Community found that the so-called “whistleblower” had “some indicia of an arguable political bias… in favor of a rival political candidate.”
That’s Washington speak for “they were out to get the President.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 26, 2019
This continued suggestion from Washington Democrats that the WH is "covering up" the Ukraine issue (when the WH published the documents) is about as serious as the time they also tried to claim a cover-up after the WH released the full Mueller report
As in—it is not serious
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) September 26, 2019
Nancy Pelosi has caved to the most radical elements of her party.
Instead of working on the things that matter to American families, we’re going to be engaged in this ludicrous impeachment endeavor. pic.twitter.com/NB29r0h9vh
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 26, 2019
President Trump is rubbing it in as well, knowing that he has his political opposition right where he wants them.
“It’s a disgrace to our country. It's another witch hunt.”
— GOP (@GOP) September 26, 2019
President Trump made the facts clear.
President Zelensky made the facts clear.
The transcript made the facts clear.
Too bad facts aren't what Democrats want. pic.twitter.com/W51FCiyMFx
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 26, 2019
President Trump: "Adam Schiff doesn't talk about Joe Biden and his son walking away with millions of dollars from Ukraine and then millions of dollars from China. Walking away in a quick meeting with millions of dollars. He doesn't talk about Joe Biden firing a prosecutor." pic.twitter.com/SyxyQ98KQp
— The Hill (@thehill) September 26, 2019
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.
Supreme Court Contender Amy Coney Barrett Visits White House as Trump Prepares to Announce Pick
She’s reportedly the frontrunner.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House on Monday, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on selecting a nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.
Barrett is reportedly a front-runner for the judicial nomination. She’s a generally conservative judge, with a staunch pro-life record. Her track record on immigration law issues is generally conservative.
Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has advised President Trump that she is his preferred candidate for the seat on the court.
President Trump had confirmed that he plans to nominate a woman to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.
Democrats have launched a full-fledged fit urging President Trump to give them a break and decline to nominate a conservative justice, but they won’t be so lucky. Republican Senators and President Trump have rallied around the notion of appointing a justice before the November election, fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.
Trump confirmed that he would be revealing the identity of his judicial nominee on Friday or Saturday, taking a few extra days to vet candidates. Florida Judge Barbara Lagoa is reportedly another candidate being considered for the nomination.
President Trump says he has 5 women on his Supreme Court shortlist: "On Friday or Saturday, I'll be announcing the pick." pic.twitter.com/gItX7ClDcm
— VosIzNeias (@VINNews) September 21, 2020
It’ll be inherently harder for incensed, power-thirsty Democrats to attack a female judicial candidate. Maybe they’ll alienate swing female voters through waging a scorched earth campaign to block the confirmation of Barrett, who is a mother of seven.
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