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.

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Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Claims Trump Pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Phone Call by Blocking $250Mil in Aid Unless He Investigates Biden Family Corruption

According to reports published a minute apart in the favorite fake news outlets, the Washington Post and New York Times, there was a “whistleblower” complaint concerning a phone call President Trump had with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. At the time of the phone call, there were reports that the White House was considering blocking $250 million in aid to Ukraine. As it turns out, the so-called “whistleblower” wasn’t even there when the phone call occurred and is an anti-Trumper and “registered Democrat.” AND, he is a CIA officer who returned to the CIA only days later according to a NY Times report. The Ukrainian government did not know the US had suspended aid to the country until ONE MONTH after the call. Little else is known about him or her, but the leaker, not whistleblower, was detailed to the WH by John Brennan under the Obama administration likely as part of the stay-behind network.

On October 30th, about 6 weeks after the so-called ‘whistleblower’ complaint, it was reported that the whistleblower was yet another swamp crature, Eric CiaramellaThe 33-year-old Ciaramella is a registered Democrat, worked for Obama, worked for Biden, worked for CIA Director John Brennan, he’s a vocal critic of Trump and he helped initiate the ‘Russia collusion’ hoax investigation! Ciaramella is a CIA officer who specializes in Russia and Ukraine who was detailed to work in the National Security Council under Susan Rice in 2015. He was then moved into the West Wing in 2017 to ‘fill a vacancy’ where he was able to ‘see and read everything.’ He also worked with DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa, who dug up dirt on Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The ICIG had just changed their rules the previous month to include watercooler talk, rumors, hearsay and cafeteria conversations. Hmmm? And… Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who turned in the partisan CIA operative’s ‘whistleblower’ complaint, was a top Mueller witch hunt operative.

HERE IS THE FULL WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT.

According to the complaint released Thursday September 26th of 2019, the officer claimed Ulrich Brechbuhl, Counselor to the U.S. State Department, listened into the July 25th call between the president and Zelensky and that several State officials were later briefed on the details of their discussion, but that too was FALSE!

A DOJ report on the alleged whistleblower reveals that the “whistleblower” had animous against Trump and their entire complaint was based on hearsay. The “whistleblower” was also found to be supporter of 2020 candidate Joe Biden according to intelligence officers and former White House officials. What’s more, the whistleblower  retained attorney Andrew Bakaj – who “interned for Schumer in the spring of 2001 and for Clinton in the fall of the same year,” per The Federalist.

Just like Trump said, Zelensky has backed him up 100%, telling the press that he didn’t feel at all pressured during his July 25 call with the president.

While taking great pains not to discuss Biden’s alleged malfeasance in Ukraine, Democrats have latched onto the Trump administration’s decision to pause $391 million in military aid to Ukraine (who also donated more money to the pay-to-play Clinton Foundation than any other country) about a week before the call between the two world leaders – suggesting that Trump threatened to withhold it unless they investigated claims that Biden abused his position as US Vice President to benefit his son, Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company which was under investigation. The funds were being withheld, but because of hesitation to give US aid to a corrupt country and other countries weren’t giving that should. Ironically, the elder Biden openly bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees unless then-President Petro Poroshenko fired his head prosecutor, General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating his son.

State Department Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland worked with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in late 2015 to create a plan to force the firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, according to the impeachment inquiry testimony of George Kent. Nuland was also among a network of Obama administration officials involved in the distribution and recirculation of the infamous Steele dossier, the document used by the FBI to secure a maximally intrusive spy warrant to surveil a Trump-campaign associate.

Following the complaint, Shady, Shifty Adam Schiff told MSNBC that he had not heard from the whistleblower, but just 2 weeks later, The New York Times revealed the partisan anti-Trump whistleblower spoke with Adam Schiff’s office before he even filed his complaint! Even The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” column hit the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) with four Pinocchios. This breaks protocol according to House Minority Whip, Steve Scalise. The federal intelligence community whistleblower law explicitly states intelligence community whistleblowers must formally go through the ICIG before contacting Congress.

The Deep State spook filed a complaint on August 12 based on second-hand knowledge and hearsay of Trump’s July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, so Schiff had knowledge of the accusations and worked discreetly for up to two weeks. President Trump asserted that Schiff helped write the whistleblower complaint according to his feedback from intelligence. The very same day (August 12th) that the democrats claim they received the ‘whistleblower’ complaint, Pelosi also changed and modified the rules for impeachment.

Schiff lied in his opening remarks to Congress in the impeachment inquiry and claimed numerous falsehoods about the President’s call in spite of the transcript being provided the day before. When called out, he said it was just parody.

In 2013 Ukrainian Igor Pasternak, connected to George Soros, held two different fund raisers for Schiff asking for contributions between $1,000 and $2,500 –

“Before this time, Schiff rarely, if ever, mentioned Ukraine,”Fox News’ Laura Ingraham said on her show October 3rd, 2019, after detailing Schiff’s connection to Pasternak.“But after the fundraiser, he used multiple television appearances to basically demand that we send money and arms to them.”

As reported by the Daily Caller:

Democrats in Congress previously pressured Ukraine to continue investigations into President Donald Trump or risk losing U.S. aid, but are now crying for impeachment over the president’s similar actions. In 2018, Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Dick Durbin of Illinois, and Pat Leahy of Vermont sent a letter to the Ukrainian general prosecutor accusing him of trying to “impede cooperation” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion by the Trump campaign.

“On May 2, the New York Times reported that your office effectively froze investigations into four open cases in Ukraine in April, thereby eliminating scope for cooperation with the Mueller probe into related issues,” the senators wrote to General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko. “The article notes that your office considered these cases as too politically sensitive and potentially jeopardizing U.S. financial and military aid to Ukraine.” The senators also specifically add that it would be a mistake for Lutsenko to drop the investigations “in order to avoid the ire of President Trump.”

The letter also appears to dangle U.S. support for Ukraine as a reason for the country to continue cooperating with the investigation, stating, “In four short years, Ukraine has made significant progress in building [democratic] institutions despite ongoing military, economic and political pressure from Moscow. We have supported that capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appear to have cast aside these principles.”

Meanwhile, Democratic Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy delivered a similar message to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky earlier this month, warning that Democratic support for the country could dwindle if he complied with the president’s requests to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Democrats, the party of the deep state, is gas-lighting to deflect from the Biden crime family deal with Ukraine, which pales in comparison to the China $1.5 billion deal made with Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Five days later, with no information about the alleged whistleblower and with President Trump set to release a transcript of the phone conversation with the Ukrainian president the following day, Nancy Pelosi, who also has a son (Paul Pelosi) on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian oil company, announces impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Pelosi refused to hold an official vote because it would allow Republicans to subpoena witnesses and democrats don’t want that.

The democrats took a completely different stance 21 years ago when the impeachment process was discussed for President Bill Clinton who had lied under oath. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said in 1998 that impeaching the President of the United States is an undoing of a National Election, despite his continued calls to impeach President Donald Trump. Nancy Pelosi was equally hypocritical, claiming the Republicans were ‘paralyzed with hatred‘ against Slick Willy.

Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, told reporters while in Italy how Democrats in the House violated fundamental principles, contacted State Department officials directly and told them NOT to contact legal counsel.

Below: President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani reacts to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

President Trump would release a full unredacted transcript of the call on September 25th of 2019.

Whistleblower Aid, a small nonprofit helping the lawyers for the so-called whistleblower, jumped  at the opportunity to aid the ‘whistleblower’ and is heavily tied to far-left activist organizations, George Soros, and Democratic politics.

BELOW: Legal Expert Robert Barnes breaks down the details of the Trump transcripts exposing the deeds of a corrupt deep state operation.

(Fox News) Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani conducted an interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin earlier in 2019, in which he claimed he was told by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt to back off an investigation involving that firm, Burisma Holdings, and its founder. According to interview notes, Shokin claimed Pyatt — currently the ambassador to Greece — told him to handle that investigation “with white gloves.” Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) reported on Fox’s Hannity program that he was aware of requests made by Pyatt’s replacement, Marie Yovanovitch, as U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine, that certain reporters be “monitored” while they were on the ground in the country.

Shokin said his “investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.” In that interview, Shokin also claimed that former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told him he should not investigate Burisma, “as it was not in the interest of Joe and/or Hunter Biden.” Shokin claimed Poroshenko told him that due to his investigation, Joe Biden held “up to one billion dollars in U.S. aid to Ukraine.” Poroshenko eventually removed Shokin.

The interview notes align with a European court affidavit from Shokin, which was published by The Hill in late September 2019. The affidavit came as part of an Austrian extradition case involving another wealthy Ukrainian businessman, Dmitry Firtash. The sworn affidavit states that Poroshenko asked him to resign “due to pressure from the U.S. Presidential administration, in particular from Joe Biden.

“On several occasions, President Poroshenko asked me to have a look at the criminal case against Burisma and consider the possibility of winding down the investigative actions in respect of this company,” he continued. “But I refused to close this investigation.”

Shokin went on to state he was “forced to leave office, under direct and intense pressure from Joe Biden and the US administration.”

Peter Van Buren alleged that a second anonymous whistleblower (rumored to be John Bolton), who would emerge days after this first so-called whistleblower, is actually an accomplice with the first.

Peter Van Buren: The second whistleblower is actually the source for the first whistleblower which means it’s all the same thing. Now this is different in the Kavanaugh case when they sent Michael Avenatti out to find additional victims wherever he could… In fact he’s simply the source for the first whistleblower. The CIA, this is an old trick. It’s called a feedback loop. And essentially what you do is you set up one of your sources to back up another source and you make it appear that your initial source is more credible by feeding information into the loop. That’s what seems to be going on here. They’re repurposing a witness as a second whistleblower.

This whistleblower, like the first, was a democrat, but further… had significant professional ties to a 2020 Democratic candidate.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Deter and Punish Foreign Meddling in U.S. Elections

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that seeks to prevent and punish foreign interference in U.S. elections. The executive order, which would impose sanctions on individuals, entities, or countries, was announced by National Security Adviser John Bolton during a White House conference call.

“Basically it’s a further effort among several that the administration has made to protect the United States against foreign interference in our elections, and really our political process more broadly,” Bolton said.

“We felt it was important to demonstrate the president is taking command of this issue, something he cares deeply about. The integrity of our elections and our constitutional process are a high priority to him. So I think this order is a further demonstration of that,” he added.

Bolton said the executive order would apply to interference with campaign infrastructure as well as the distribution of propaganda and disinformation.

The executive order requires the Director of National Intelligence to conduct regular assessments into whether there is foreign interference in U.S. elections. If interference is found, the DNI would have 45 days to assess who and report it to the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security, who would then have 45 days to assess whether or not to apply sanctions. The State Department and Treasury could decide to take additional measures.

This executive order authorizes the development and application of sanctions against any individual, any entity, or country that authorizes, directs, sponsors, or otherwise supports interference in a U.S. election,” Bolton said.

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