Schiff ‘Demands’ Bolton As Witness After “Explosive Revelation” Manuscript Leaked To NYT

After White House lawyers’ brief rebuttal (less than 3 hours) managed to tear apart Rep. Schiff and the House Managers’ 20-plus-hour ‘odyssey’ in the Senate impeachment trial, is anyone surprised that – right at the last minute – a ‘bombshell’ is leaked to the media that promises – as always – “this time we got him.”

This time, The New York Times reports that President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton alleges in his forthcoming book that the president explicitly told him”

“[Trump] wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens.”

Bolton also wrote that several top cabinet officials had knowledge of Trump’s demands, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr, as well as acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, according to NYT.

The leak – if true –  contradicts Trump’s claim that he never tied the hold-up of Ukrainian aid to his demands for investigations into Burisma corruption surrounding Hunter Biden’s exorbitant pay for doing sweet F.A.

Of course, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer instantly responded to the NYT story, tweeting:

“John Bolton has the evidence. It’s up to four Senate Republicans to ensure that John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, and the others with direct knowledge of President Trump’s actions testify in the Senate trial.”

And The House Managers were even stronger in tone, demanding Bolton as witness…

House Managers Statement on New York Times Report on John Bolton Washington, DC

Today, the House Managers in the impeachment trial of the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump – Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, Hakeem Jeffries, Val Demings, Jason Crow, and Sylvia Garcia– issued the following joint statement:

Today’s explosive revelation that President Trump personally told former National Security Advisor John Bolton that he would continue the freeze on military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to his political investigations confirms what we already know. There can be no doubt now that Mr. Bolton directly contradicts the heart of the President’s defense and therefore must be called as a witness at the impeachment trial of President Trump.

Senators should insist that Mr. Bolton be called as a witness, and provide his notes and other relevant documents. The Senate trial must seek the full truth and Mr. Bolton has vital information to provide. There is no defensible reason to wait until his book is published, when the information he has to offer is critical to the most important decision Senators must now make — whether to convict the President of impeachable offenses.

During our impeachment inquiry, the President blocked our request for Mr. Bolton’s testimony. Now we see why. The President knows how devastating his testimony would be, and, according to the report, the White House has had a draft of his manuscript for review. President Trump’s cover-up must come to an end.

Americans know that a fair trial must include both the documents and witnesses blocked by the President – that starts with Mr. Bolton.”

Sarah Tinsley, a Bolton spokeswoman, declined to comment on the accuracy of the report regarding the ambassador’s manuscript.

The ambassador transmitted a hard-copy draft of his manuscript to the White House for pre-publication review by the National Security Council,” she said in an telephone interview.

“The ambassador has not passed the manuscript to anyone else, only the NSC.”

So another internal White House leak?

And this comes just hours after Schiff proclaimed magnanimously that while their witness calls were all relevant, White House lawyers’ call for Hunter Biden as a witness would never stand, because he was “irrelevant.”

Schiff told NBC’s Chuck Todd that the president’s defense “doesn’t have the right” to call “irrelevant witnesses or witnesses who aren’t fact witnesses” within the trial, again signaling that he is unwilling to trade testimony from Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in exchange for other administration witnesses.

“It’s not a question of what I’m afraid of. I’m not afraid of anything. It’s a question of: Should the trial be used as a vehicle to smear his opponent … or is it to get to the truth?” Schiff added.

Which is odd given Ukraine’s meddling in the 2016 election – which is a “debunked conspiracy theory” according to Schiff et al.

There’s just one thing – it’s not, as none other than Politico noted in Jan 2017

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

So will there be a ‘quid pro quo’ or Biden’s testimony for Bolton’s testimony?

Trump on Wednesday told reporters in Davos, Switzerland, that he didn’t want Bolton to testify before the Senate.

“The problem with John is it’s a national security problem,” Trump said.

“He knows some of my thoughts. He knows what I think about leaders. What happens if he reveals what I think about a certain leader and it’s not very positive and then I have to deal on behalf of the country?”

He added:

“It’s going to be very hard. It’s going to make the job very hard.”

And cue the “Donald Trump is done” proclamations…

Brothers in Coup

The identical twin brother of Democratic impeachment witness Alexander Vindman, Yevgeny Vindman, is reportedly in charge of reviewing all publications by current and former officials at the National Security Council (NSC), according to Breitbart News, which would include the leaked manuscript of former National Security adviser John Bolton.

Bolton changed his tune on how he felt about the commander-in-chief’s July 25 call with his Ukrainian counterpart after he was fired from his White House post.

While Bolton claims he resigned in early September 2019, Trump said he fired him.

On August 27, 2019, Bolton described Trump’s July 25 phone conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as “very warm and cordial calls” and acknowledged that corruption poses a significant problem for Ukraine.

However, Bolton’s story changed after Trump allegedly fired him.

Bolton now claims he was concerned about the contents of the July 25 conversation between Trump and Zelensky. The phone call is at the heart of the impeachment and ongoing Senate trial to remove or acquit Trump.


House Democrats Pass Partisan Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump, making Trump the third president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 were the other two. Both were acquitted in the Senate, and remained in office till the end of their terms. This is shaping up to be the scenario for Trump as well, as the Senate is under Republican control. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has already said that he intends to simply hold a vote to dismiss the charges, rather than dignify them with a debate.

The outcome came as little surprise, with the Democrat-controlled House voting along party lines in what their GOP opponents perceive as a partisan attack on a sitting US leader.

The House passed article one of H.R. 755 which charges President Trump with abusing the office of the presidency. Article one passed on mostly partisan lines, 230-197, with most Republicans against the resolution. Two Democrats, Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ), voted against the resolution.

The “abuse of power” charges revolve around claims that Trump had withheld US military aid from Ukraine in an effort to pressure its newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky into opening an investigation into Burisma, a gas company that had employed Hunter Biden on its board. Hunter’s father, former Vice President Joe Biden, is running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2020, and therefore the investigation would amount to foreign interference in the election, the Democrats said, adding that it all somehow circled back to the ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy.

The second article of impeachment, which charges that Trump obstructed Congress, passed the House with 229-198 votes. Three Democrats, Reps. Van Drew, Peterson, and Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) voted against the resolution. Rep. Gabbard voted present for the first article of impeachment.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), a former Republican, voted in favor of article one of impeachment.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, voted present for article one of impeachment. She also voted present on the resolution establishing the rules surrounding the impeachment bill.

Republicans and Democrats have been sparring over impeachment since early Wednesday morning.

House Democrats blocked House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) privileged motion to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) for exceeding their powers.

Rep. Peterson voted with Republicans to prevent Democrats from blocking a floor vote on the legislation.

Reps. Van Drew and Peterson voted with Republicans against a bill that would establish the rules regarding the House floor debate on the articles of impeachment against Trump.

After the Democrats moved to establish six hours of debate on impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) compared the Democrats’ efforts to remove the president from office to the World War II Battle of the Bulge.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) said during a speech Wednesday that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants more witnesses because he does not have all of the facts.

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House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) tweeted Wednesday that Democrats had  “laid out the facts,” and she charged that they are “on the correct side of history.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) also shouted at Rep. Nadler after the New York Democrat accused him of echoing Russian “propaganda.”

The Texas conservative responded sarcastically:

You said it was about this terrible Russia collusion. When that fell through, it was about emoluments, it’s about bribery, it’s about extortion. It’s changed, but one thing hasn’t changed and that’s the intent to impeach this president. It’s always been there.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said, “Democrats have been triggered into impeaching the President – because they don’t like him, and they don’t like us.”

Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who has been a leading figure for impeachment, used a picture of a migrant girl crying at the southern border during his speech. However, despite the Democrats’ claim, the migrant girl was not crying because she was separated from her parents.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said that the impeachment is a “total Schiff show!”

House Republican Leader McCarthy delivered a scathing rebuke of the Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump and undermine the 2020 presidential election. He said that Democrats have done little to improve Americans’ lives during this congressional term.

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Rep. McCarthy said:

Donald J. Trump is President of the United States. He is President today. He will be President tomorrow. And he will be President when this impeachment is over. When they accept that, maybe this House can get back to work for the American people. 

Because they lost to him [Trump] in 2016, they’ll do anything to stop him in 2020.

That’s not America. That’s not how democratic republics behave. Elections matter. Voters matter. And in eleven months the people’s voice will be heard again.

Impeachment is the most consequential decision Congress can make other than sending our men and women into war. Yet 85 days ago Speaker Pelosi chose to impeach the President of the United States. She wrote the script and created an artificial timeline to make the details fit. Why else are we doing this hours before Christmas?

If that’s all this was — a rush to judgment — she could be forgiven. But, before the Speaker saw one word, one shred of evidence, she moved to impeach.

In the past, such a step demanded a vote — from all of us — from the start. But not only did she move to impeach before she gave this House — and the hundreds of millions of people we represent — a say in whether to pursue an impeachment inquiry, she threw out the bipartisan standards and institutional precedents this House gave Presidents Nixon and Clinton.

Moreover, politicizing this process has discredited the United States House of Representatives and could forever weaken the remedy of impeachment.

To again quote Professor Turley, it is the Democrats’ rush to impeachment on these grounds, with unfair procedures, that is an ‘abuse of power.’

Madame Speaker — as I said at the beginning, we face a choice: Do you trust the wisdom of the people or do you deny them a say in their government?

Fortunately, the people will have the opportunity to speak up and render their verdict in 11 short months. To my fellow Americans — If you approve of the way this House has conducted its business — if you want to see your tax dollars go towards endless investigations — support impeachment.

But if you want to restore a working Congress — like the previous Congress that listened to you and worked to bring the best economy this country has ever seen and will once again work with the President to get things done for you and your family — then join Republicans in rejecting this baseless impeachment. That’s what’s wonderful about this system of ours: we are a government of, by, and for the people.

Now that the House has passed articles of impeachment, the Senate will convene an impeachment trial to determine if the president should be removed from office.

Although many establishment media outlets have speculated if Senate Republicans will vote to convict President Trump, Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said that as many as three Senate Democrats could vote to acquit the president.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said during a floor speech Tuesday that he will move to dismiss the impeachment trial.

Republicans have countered that everything Trump has done was legitimately within his purview as head of state, that Zelensky himself swore he had not been pressured, the aid was delivered, and that Biden himself publicly boasted about threatening Ukraine into firing a prosecutor looking into Burisma.

Though impeachment is a procedure provided-for in the US Constitution, no president has ever been successfully removed from office that way. Richard Nixon resigned from office in August 1974 under threat of impeachment over the Watergate scandal, less than two years after winning re-election in one of the biggest landslides in US history.

However, Nixon had become deeply unpopular with his own party, as well as with the Democrats, by the time he resigned. By contrast, Trump’s approval ratings have actually risen in the GOP and among the independents since the impeachment proceedings against him were launched in September.

That night, following the party line vote by Democrats to impeach President Trump, Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters. The Democrat leader threatened to withhold the articles of impeachment unless the US Senate bows to her demands!

Rush Limbaugh predicted Speaker Pelosi will NEVER turn over the articles of impeachment.

Via The Rush Limbaugh Show:

This has never made sense. It is never made sense when you throw every likelihood into it. They do these articles of impeachment, they go over to the Senate, they have a trial, Trump’s acquitted. What do they accomplish? Literally nothing. The worst outcome in any event, the worst outcome possible for her is for Trump to be acquitted.

So how do you prevent that? You claim exactly what I said her out was gonna be. You refuse to send the articles and why? Because the Republicans are racist, sexist, bigots, homophobes, and they’re unfair, and they’re partisan, and there won’t be a fair trial. She’s not even gonna announce who her House managers are, the prosecutors, until she gets a lowdown on how the Senate’s gonna conduct itself. It’s none of her business. She has not a single thing to say about how the Senate does things, zilch, zero, nada. All she can do is try to force Chuck You Schumer into doing her bidding, which probably he would do, but she can’t tell McConnell to do anything.

The only way she can get what she ultimately wants is to make sure there isn’t a trial, because if Trump is acquitted then all of this is out the window. She’s already got a big enough problem by not sending those articles over because why? Well, Trump is such an immediate threat, we couldn’t wait. We couldn’t wait to do this. We couldn’t take the normal amount of time. We couldn’t take the 14 months it took for Nixon, because Trump represents such an existential threat to the country, to the Constitution, to the Moon, to Mars, to climate change, you name it, we gotta get rid of him.

Now they got the articles, and what? Why, Mitch McConnell has become the threat. McConnell is the threat. We can’t let McConnell get involved in this, Pelosi’s saying. Mitch McConnell is the threat? Yes, that’s right, ma’am, because Mitch McConnell would oversee the acquittal. Now, there are other reasons why she’s not gonna send these articles over there. They’re bogus! They’re fake! This was a fake impeachment to go along with fake news. Everything about it is political.

I have to tell you, McConnell was better today than I have seen him in years, nuking Pelosi from the floor of the Senate. We have the audio sound bites coming up. But, man. I’m actually feeling kind of puffed up here today because she’s doing exactly what I told her her out was. Now, look. I did not predict nor advise her not to send the articles over. But I told her her out was to blame it all on the Republicans. It can’t get a fair process. The Republicans are partisan. The Republicans are racists. The Republicans are bigots. The Republicans’ minds are made up. She’s saying all of that.

On the 6th of January 2020, Senator Josh Hawley and Senate Republicans Give Pelosi Until Sunday Jan. 12 to Turn Over Impeachment Documents or Face Dismissal.


President Trump posted a chilling meme a few hours after the lawless Democrats voted to impeach him for non-crimes.

Alex Jones breaks down the plot to overthrow President Trump during the Senate Trial bypassing the will of the people.


Mueller Report Released: Mueller and his 19 Democrat Attorneys Find No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

“After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead. The collusion delusion is over.” With these words, President Donald Trump opened a raucous rally in front of more than 15,000 enthusiastic supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 28, celebrating the release of the report by Special Counsel Robert […]

Jerry Nadler Warned U.S. of Dangers of Partisan Impeachment

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who led the partisan impeachment effort against President Trump exactly 21 years later “an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other.”

Nadler, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) have led the charge on the Democrat impeachment effort against Trump. It has garnered no Republican support thus far, according to the New York Times‘s latest tally, showing zero Republicans supporting the two articles of impeachment at this point.

Nadler, however, warned of the dangers of a partisan impeachment effort exactly 21 years ago during former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, proclaiming that it would “produce decisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come.” He even warned that it would cause Americans to question “the very legitimacy of our political institutions” and referred to it as a “partisan coup d’etat”:

The worst aging quote from any politician in history happened 21 years ago today:

“And we must not do so without an overwhelming consensus of the American people. There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other,” Nadler warned.

“Such an impeachment will produce decisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come and will call into question the very legitimacy of our political institutions,” he continued.

He added:

The American people have heard the allegations against the president and they overwhelmingly oppose impeaching him. They elected President Clinton. They still support him. We have no right to overturn the considered judgment of the American people.

He also called the effort “a partisan railroad job.”

“This partisan coup d’etat will go down in infamy in the history of this nation,” he added:

Quote from the man leading the only totally partisan impeachment in history:

“There must never be an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties & opposed by the other.”

But if you google that quote, no MSM articles appear. Wonder why

— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) December 18, 2019

Another flashback recently surfaced featuring Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who referred to the impeachment effort against former President Bill Clinton as a “coup d’état.”

“They know that these allegations do not meet the test of the Constitution. They know that they’re not impeachable offenses, but they press forward because it is really a coup d’état,” Waters proclaimed on December 16, 1998.

“They are trying to do with this impeachment what they were unable to do at the ballot box. The American people should be outraged. The American people should let them know … that we will not stand for it,” she told the crowd:

On this day – December 16, 1998 – Rep. Maxine Waters stood next to Santa Claus and called impeachment a “Coup D’état.”

What has changed, @RepMaxineWaters?

— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) December 16, 2019

Despite their past positions, both Nadler, Waters, and their fellow Democrats are overwhelmingly in favor of impeaching the president.

“It’s a sad day for our country,” Rep. Steve Womack (R-AZ) wrote on Wednesday.

“This baseless impeachment inquiry has been anything but fair, failed to meet the very standards outlined by Speaker Pelosi herself, and proven to be nothing more than a partisan vendetta. It’s not about the facts – it’s about politics,” he added:

It’s a sad day for our country. This baseless impeachment inquiry has been anything but fair, failed to meet the very standards outlined by Speaker Pelosi herself, and proven to be nothing more than a partisan vendetta. It’s not about the facts – it’s about politics.

— Rep. Steve Womack (@rep_stevewomack) December 18, 2019

“Democrats have already lost public support for #impeachment,” Oversight Committee Republicans tweeted. “But there’s no going back now.”

“The American people will not forget this partisan circus,” it added:

Democrats have already lost public support for #impeachment.

But there’s no going back now.

The American people will not forget this partisan circus.

— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) December 18, 2019


After months of a partisan and unfair process …

— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) December 18, 2019

We are now debating the Democrats’ rule on the Articles of Impeachment. They won’t allow amendments to even be considered.

They’re continuing their unfair, biased, partisan process all the way to the bitter end.

— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 18, 2019

Today, for the first time in our history, the U.S. House of Representatives will #impeach the President of the United States with an entirely partisan vote.

This impeachment circus should have never started and it has been a complete disgrace to our country.

— Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) December 18, 2019

Today is the day that House Dems have been eagerly anticipating since @realDonaldTrump was elected.

Precedent, facts, and the American people have been ignored to rush this impeachment to a vote.

This #ImpeachmentSham is a partisan attempt to overthrow the duly elected POTUS.

— Bill Johnson (@RepBillJohnson) December 18, 2019

This was impeachment in search of a crime. And they never found one—because there wasn’t one.

Democrats have no case to impeach @realDonaldTrump.

This partisan scam will be a stain on Nancy Pelosi’s legacy.

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 18, 2019