Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lt General (3 Stars) In White House Releases Statement On Trump-Ukraine Call

Via Billy

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who advises Donald Trump on foreign policy and military issues, speaks to the media in the lobby at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump is in the process of choosing his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president-elect.

Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, who is Vice President Mike Pence’s National Security Adviser, released a statement on Tuesday stating that he was on President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and that he heard nothing wrong or improper on the call.

Four 'other' reasons the 'deep state' is obsessed with impeaching Trump

Via The Feral Irishman

 Image may contain: 4 people, text

Does the South Exist? “A land still fought-for, even in retreat.”


A Review of The Idea of The American South, 1920-1941, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979) by Michael O’Brien.

I have an invitation to extend to Michael O’Brien, the British author of The Idea of the American South, 1920-1941. At his convenience, I would like Mr. O’Brien to accompany me to a small establishment (one of those notorious Southern “fighting and drinking clubs”) known as “Frank’s” in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, on the banks of the James River. We must go on a Saturday night to ensure a full house and high spirits. I shall escort Mr. O’Brien into the building and beg the attention of the revelers. Then I shall defer to Mr. O’Brien so that he may announce to the assembled farmhands and blue-collar workers the underlying thesis of his book: There is no South. After that, Mr. O’Brien must fend for himself, for by the time his words have taken hold, I intend to be a good way down the road to Newport News.

Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero

 Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero
 Ol' pussy face

It’s become clear that some witnesses in the impeachment probe have their own agenda, and not all of them are courageous martyrs for the truth.
Throughout this impeachment charade we’ve been told by the media and House Democrats that a cadre of unelected career bureaucrats in the State Department and the National Security Council who are cooperating with the impeachment inquiry are heroes, patriots, and paragons of virtue and self-sacrifice for defying President Trump and proclaiming the truth about Trump corruption and self-dealing in Ukraine.

Last week, the media portrayed former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch as a courageous martyr recalled from her post by Trump for no reason and then viciously attacked by him on Twitter while she was testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. Trump’s attack was immediately characterized as “witness intimidation” by House Democrats and the media, who played up the notion that Yovanovitch was a victim being punished for nothing more than her commitment to the truth.

William Barr: How the left is trashing the Constitution to fight Trump

 How the left is trashing the Constitution to fight Trump

Excerpted from Attorney General William Barr’s recent lecture at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention. 

I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution. I believe it is one of the great and remarkable innovations in our Constitution. More than any other branch, it has fulfilled the expectations of the Framers.

Unfortunately, over the past several decades, we have seen steady encroachment on presidential authority by the other branches of government. This process, I think, has substantially weakened the functioning of the executive branch, to the detriment of the nation.

The whistleblower is Eric Ciaramella, Eric Ciaramella, Eric Ciaramella, Eric Ciaramella & Linked to Soros

 Via Billy

Image result for Eric Ciaramella

Eric Ciaramella Linked to Soros Foundation - Informed of Soros' Movements, Asked To Anticipate 'Particular Problems'

I know I’m not supposed to say the name of suspected whistleblower Eric Ciaramella’s name or else I’m putting him and his family in grave personal danger, so let’s get this one right out of the way: Eric Ciaramella, Eric Ciaramella, Eric Ciaramella, Eric Ciaramella.

Is he in any more danger? Have I debased political debate in the United States any further? Have I engaged in fake news? No, no and no? All right, so I feel safe continuing here.

It’d be impossible to even bullet-point all of the curious links Ciaramella and the whistleblower — assuming they are one and the same — have to Democrats and powerful liberals.

More @ WJ

Excellent as always: Rep. Jim Jordan’s full questioning of Vindman and Williams

Nunes Calls Out Media as 'Puppets of the Democratic Party' To Kick Off Second Week of Impeachment Hearings

Via Billy

Lt. Col. Vindman Appears To Have Outed Himself as Perjurer During Impeachment Inquiry

 Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified Tuesday during "impeachment inquiry" hearings before the House Intelligence Committee.

It could have been one of the funnier cold opens on “Saturday Night Live,” but it was deadly serious.

The organized farce that is the “impeachment inquiry” in the House of Representatives descended even further Tuesday when Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff interrupted questioning of a star Democratic witness out of an alleged fear that the “whistleblower” behind the latest attack on President Donald Trump was about to be identified.

The problem with Schiff’s objection, though, is that both he and the witness, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, have said they don’t know the identity of the “whistleblower.”

More @ WJ

Ben Carson Tells Off Maxine Waters for Lack of 'Basic Manners'

 Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California questions Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on May 22, 2019.
“Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame,” Carson shot back in a Monday letter, Politico reported. “Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent.”
Rep. Maxine Waters issued a letter attacking President Donald Trump for his supposed “shamelessness” in response to the nation’s homeless crisis.

“Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” the California Democrat wrote in late October. “From day one of your presidency, you have attacked our democracy and now you have set your ire on the 550,000 Americans who on any given night experience homelessness.”

More @ WJ

A Message from the Inspector General: Audit on the FBI’s Management of its Confidential Human Source Validation Processes Download Transcript

Via Iver

Silent bombshell in last week’s impeachment testimony: State Dept. witnesses are the ones who conducted “shadow diplomacy”

Via G.W. Long

There has been an understandable (and predictable) effort by President Trump’s opponents within the State Department and beyond to controversialize his foreign policy practices.

Among the supposed controversies is Trump’s use of his personal adviser and attorney Rudy Giuliani, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Special Envoy Kurt Volker, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and Director of Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney to implement Ukrainian diplomacy.

Trump critics and some in the media have incorrectly termed that as “shadow diplomacy.”

Chick-Fil-A Just Caved To The Rage Mob. They’re About To Learn The Hard Way That Surrendering Never Pays Off.

 ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: The Chick-fil-A logo is painted on the field for the Peach Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Michigan Wolverines on December 29, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
As The Daily Wire reports today, Chick-fil-A, one of the last remaining large companies to stand in defiance of the P.C. police and the LGBT rage mob, has suddenly and inexplicably caved. Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos announced in an interview that the company will no longer donate to certain Christian charities that the aforementioned rage mob has deemed “anti-LGBT.” Tassopoulos says that as the company goes into “new markets,” he wants “to be clear about who we are.” And “who [they] are” appears to confirm the old maxim about becoming what you eat — or, in this case, what you serve.

Justice Roberts Unilaterally Suspends DC Court's Ruling That Would Make Trump Taxes Available

Via Billy

Chief Justice John G. Roberts prepares to swear in Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 55, the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court, in the East Conference room of the Supreme Court in Washington on Aug. 8, 2009, as the 111th Justice.

Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court has put the brakes on a lower court’s ruling that would have made President Donald Trump’s taxes available.

The order offered no reason for the action, which means the accounting firm of Mazars USA is not forced to offer up the documents, Fox News reported.

The House Oversight Committee had agreed for a temporary stay while House Democrats file arguments. The committee is expected to act by Thursday to file its arguments as to why Trump’s taxes should be released.

More @ WJ