Hearing Highlights – Jordan, Stefanik and Ratcliffe Deconstruct Impeachment Narrative…

Day One of the Pelosi, Schiff and Lawfare effort to publicly construct support for the impeachment of President Trump ends.  Within the questioning of State Department officials George Kent and Bill Taylor the value of adding Jim Jordan to the hearings became clear.

Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and John Ratcliffe methodically deconstructed the false premise advanced by the impeachment crew.  It became clear that both Kent and Taylor held no specific and direct knowledge of the substance behind the claims made by the democrats leading the effort.  Here’s a few highlights starting with Jim Jordan:

Jordan pressed Taylor on how he came to have a “clear understanding” that the U.S. aid to Ukraine was dependent on opening an investigation into Trump’s political rivals. Jordan said there was no “linkage” and Ambassador Taylor said he came to his “clear conclusion” based on what other people said about what other people heard about conversations with other people.

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Next up John Ratcliffe: Rep. Ratcliffe reviewed multiple public statements made by Ukrainian President Zelensky that he was not pressured by the U.S. and had no knowledge of military aid being withheld from Ukraine.

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Then Elise Stefanik brings it home by outlining Burisma: Rep. Stefanik focused on both officials’ statements on the corruption in Ukraine and Burisma:

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423 Responses to Hearing Highlights – Jordan, Stefanik and Ratcliffe Deconstruct Impeachment Narrative…

  1. Terra says:

    They need to spend more time hammering the fact that the president not the bureaucrats set foreign policy…also why would there be a meeting with sondland and ukraine prez the day after the phone call and mention investigations when previously no one knew a thing about investigations until reports started coming out? Was the breakfast that the staffer overheard alleged call in Ukraine? Why would the staffer wait until after their boss testified and not before? And why would sondland call the president in a restaurant and not before or after? Sounds like more bullshit to me! And one of them needs to say the whistleblower name outloud during these hearings!

    Also prediction for the call Trump is said to release…i bet Zelensky apologizes for what was done to the 2016 campaign and admits what previous prez did. And i bet he also tells trump that an investigation into burisma was already opened and mentions the bidens and kerry families and their exposure!!!

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  2. Beenthere says:

    Kent and Taylor: a very sad situation, either blinded by their false superiority or most profoundly duped by their progressive handlers. Hopefully their government careers are destroyed. Taylor is old enough to retire with a full pension. After today, maybe he got the hint. On the other hand Kent will move on to academia and spoon feed the youngsters with zombie brains.

    BTW, I never knew men could be such gossipers!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Shark24 says:

      Only “little” men. Growing up in the 50s and 60s, I never heard gossip from the men in my family or neighborhood. Never.

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    • Linus in W.PA. says:

      Kent may off himself if he get’s the boot.

      For three generations, a “George Kent” has….blah blah blah..” dontcha’ know??????

      He’ll die if he can’t live on the government tit.

      Liked by 10 people

      • ATheoK says:

        Pompous puffed up drama queen underling who believes they personally get to boss the President.

        Demote them both to the janitorial staff cleaning urinals; with toothbrushes.

        Cut their salaries to beginner janitors and file paperwork demanding these twits pay for the costs of the whistleblower investigation.

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      • Will Hunt says:

        Kent’s rendition of his family members’ service records was laughably embarrassing…. My dad was a great war hero….so I of course and similarly heroic without the military service that is…

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    • namberak says:

      “Kent and Taylor: a very sad situation, either blinded by their false superiority or most profoundly duped by their progressive handlers.” How about both?

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  3. mikeyboo says:

    I am surprised to say, I actually came out liking Ambassador Taylor who displayed humor and a sense of the ridiculous as he dealt with the questions from Ratcliffe and Jordan.

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  4. Schiff led with a giant whopper, a bald-faced lie that no one believes: “I don’t know the name of the Whistleblower.”

    Let’s humor the Liar for a minute. That means that officially, only an unelected IG and unelected staff know the unelected CIA mole trying to remove a president. Not one elected, accountable office-holder knows the identity. That’s Government of the Blob, By the Blob and For the Blob.

    Of course he’s lying. But why? Why would you, on your Grand Opening, voluntarily tell a transparent whopper to millions of Americans?

    Is it because Ciaramella was colluding with every seditionist in town? Including the White House meeting he held where he told Ukrainians to lay off Burisma or no Billion–two months before Joe Biden told them the same thing in Kiev?

    Is Schiff worried about Charlie imploding? How did that work, by the way? Did Schiff tell his staff “Now before we get started, don’t tell me his name?” Or did he meet with Ciaramella with a paper bag on his head?

    Or is it something darker? Schiff would let him testify if he thought it would help. But he won’t let him testify because he knows it will hurt the Narrative–maybe destroy it completely.

    The last two people whose testimony could sink Democrats were Seth Rich and Jeffrey Epstein. Is that why Schiff is distancing himself from Ciaramella? Is he afraid he’ll be asked to identify the body?

    President Trump should consider giving the guy Secret Service protection. I’m quite serious.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Kay Sadeeya says:

      Also there is much talk about Schiff; and all those who “allegedly” had contact with the whistleblower, testifying. Because by having contact that makes all a material witness, if they ever get back to correct jurisprudence.

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  5. Sherri Young says:

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  6. golfmann says:

    I SURE like Stefanik…

    Liked by 7 people

  7. I have been listening to the last few episodes of Bannon’s ‘Warroom: Impeachment’ podcast. Unless they have been deliberately sent out to promote disinformation in order to cast the White House and GOP reps as lacking urgency and misunderstanding key issues, then Bannon is truly naive and inept. He wrote off Rep. Stefanik as if she is some school girl out of her league playing with the big boys. I hope he eats his words live during the next few podcasts as all this unfolds.

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  8. Chris says:

    That Taylor is one strange dude. Where do they find these swamp creatures? We’re supposed to believe that these are highly intelligent individuals. Give me a break.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Will Hunt says:

      Trump’s administration has clearly shown the low caliber of career government employees – both elected and unelected. These individuals would never survive on their own merit in a competitive environment.

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    • Kay Sadeeya says:

      “Where do they find these swamp creatures?” There will never be a shortage of them. Most are created at public policy schools that cater to Washington DC. And never light a match around them, as the methane in swamp gas is highly flammable.

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  9. Charles Dodgson says:

    My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Ferris pass-out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.

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  10. p'odwats says:

    Kent and Taylor are examples of career government puppets who have no clue how the real world actually works. What a sorry state this nation is in when we’re employing clueless idiots like this to positions of power within our federal government. The Trump presidency has exposed the criminality, and above all the total incompetence of our DC bureaucratic class of pompous, privileged buffoons!

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    • amwick says:

      Why should I give a rat’s toenail what these two men think about anything?. They are employed to follow the policy of our VSGPotus, like it or not. I heard them reading prepared statements, and all I could think about was that their opinions were irrelevant.
      Period.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Will Hunt says:

      “Career” bureaucrats live in an insular, artificial environment sincerely believing in their own self importance and superior intellectual status. Their private sector mid-level staff function counterparts do not labor under these misapprehensions – at least not for long.

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  11. tozerbgood8315 says:

    Dude reminds me of one of those California Raisins

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    • iswhatitis says:

      “.. but if you dare say the person’s name I’ll strike you down with my Gavel of Schiff – even though I don’t know the name [wink wink] and for all I know you already have said it”.

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  12. tozerbgood8315 says:

    And then there’s Quigley down under

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  13. Sherri Young says:

    And speaking of persons who hold themselves in high esteem…

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  14. dallasdan says:

    Jordan, Stefanik, and Ratcliffe are admirable patriots, but their rhetoric is meaningless to the majority of their House colleagues who will vote for articles of impeachment. At best, they are building talking points for the President’s defense during his trial in the Senate.

    Those who opined that the loss of the House majority could be overcome were terribly naive.

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  15. Cathy M. says:

    Great point:

    “Schiff says he doesn’t know the name of the whistleblower, but if the Republicans say the name, Schiff is gonna deal with ’em harshly. If Schiff doesn’t know the name of the whistleblower, how will he know if the Republicans use it in order to punish them?”

    Funnny:
    “You know how bad it is? Up until about a half hour ago, CNN had nothing to chyron. Nobody had said anything that they could take out of context and make a glaring television headline out of. “

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/11/13/democdats-debut-boring-impeachment-show-starring-self-important-deep-state-nerds/

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  16. Bone Fish says:

    Ask yourself why this blog, Graham, Congress and Fox refuse to identify Eric CIA_ramella as the deep state sponsored whistleblower?

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  17. Michael D Ancell says:

    I watched the hearings today. My takeaway is simple. No Crimes were committed by the President. That being said, I believe Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congress have some serious issues before them. If they vote to impeach the President, and I believe they will, they will be going against the American people who voted in a fair and honest election for Donald J Trump. This will not sit well with those voters not only in this 2020 election but in future elections to come as well. 2022, 2024, etc. The Democrats will remember three key players in all this, for good or bad, as being Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler. Their careers are coming to an end because of this debacle. Not that I’m against that mind you. Their legacy will forever echo as that of three congressmen who were willing to commit crimes of their own to take down a President of the United States for the sake of a failed election in 2016 by a candidate who was without question one of the most corrupt individuals to ever run for the Presidency. Hillary Clinton is the one to thank for all this mess. She has lived up to her reputation as evil in every sense of the word. Her continued influence has destroyed the hopes and dreams of Democrats for decades to come and she will be scorned by anyone who runs as a Democrat and loses from this era forward. The Clintons have proven time and again they are corrupt, criminal, and selfish. It’s time to end their reign of domestic terror and see them for who they are in the harsh light of Justice and demand they be brought before the courts to answer for their crimes. Those that served their purposes should be dealt with as well so we the people can have our faith restored in our government and our agencies that work on our behalf. Anything short of jail time for these individuals in unacceptable. God Bless America

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    • Bendix says:

      Hillary destroyed her husband’s legacy, when she insisted on running for president a second time.
      He had almost made a clean getaway.

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    • dallasdan says:

      I think the Dems, RINOs, and NeverTrumpers are less deterred by the terrible optics created by their egregiously dishonest behavior than they are committed to removing the President.

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  18. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    @ 2:16 of the Jordan testimony you can clearly see the pompous asshat uncomfortable with the suggestion he was WRONG. “How dare you suggest I was wrong about ANYTHING”.
    I’m so sick of hearing about “MUH Career public servants!
    These are selfserving asshats feeding off the public trough, not unlike welfare frauds.

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  19. Linus in W.PA. says:

    I wish a republican would have asked these two stiffs …..”..Could the reason be that you were not involved in the Ukraine phone calls be the possibility that the President just doesn’t like you, or trust you?”

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Ausonius says:

    The president needs a campaign ad using THIS:

    A member of my staff told me about a phone conversation that he overheard where President Trump did not seek our approval prior to talking with the President of Ukraine.”

    The arrogance, the contempt, and the poor miffed, hurt feelings of THE DEEP STATE are on display in flashing neon lights in that statement.

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  21. Cocoon says:

    Annexing of Crimea by Russia during Obama Presidency?
    Billions in cash currencies to Iran by Obama?
    Ambassador Stevens and 3 others murdered after many official requests of more security under Obama?
    The Iran Nuke Deal under Obama?
    And Trump is the problem?

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  22. Mushroom says:

    LAWFARE!!!

    When I look at everyone of these guys, I can’t help but see Christian Bale in American Psycho!
    Who has the most perfect WHITEWASHED business card??
    Wiessman, the posterchild they all try to emulate! MSDNC, HAVE YOU NO SHAME!!!

    I wonder who is the first one who is gonna go off the deep end like “Patrick Bateman”.
    They all seem like they are already there. My pick is Zaid.

    After following these guys and seeing the influence they have I was very worried. They have the media; they have DC and New York; they have ALL the Dimocrats; they own the DOJ; they scare the RINOs and dirty Repubs; they’re inside FBI, CIA, NSA, Pentagon; they have global money paying them- China, Soros…

    BUT…
    Then I see the results.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m still worried. Having a propaganda arm that owns 95% of the MSM, Hitler and Goebbels would be envious!

    LAW
    I don’t think they have a clue what the law is!!!!
    Constitution anyone?? Bill of Rights anyone?? Article 2 anyone??

    WARFARE
    You can’t storm Omaha Beach with BLANKS and expect to win!!!
    Just because you THINK (I know, you guys are really smart) the enemy is weak, dumb, and powerless…doesn’t make it so. Ask the British, Napoleon, etc. how that works out.
    The hearts and minds of the populous does matter.

    Go back to school (maybe of hard knocks. Harvard and Yale don’t seem to be teaching you right)!

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  23. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    The crazy democrats’ endless nightmare goes on
    as they scream helplessly into the night, “Orange man bad.”

    “Reaching for his saddlebag he takes a rusty sword into his hand.
    Then striking up a knightly pose he shouts across the ocean to the shore
    til he can shout no more.” ~ Don Quixote by GL

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  24. Bendix says:

    A warning here about Elise Stefanik. She is NOT a Trump supporter. She is a Ryan protegee who is finding it politically expedient to support some of our president’s initiatives, because her constituents do.
    Her performance at the hearings is excellent, because yes, she is all that brilliant, I have this from someone knowledgeable in the field of politics/government who was quite impressed by her intellect.

    Her appearance? Through the roof!
    It is making some people angry, but they aren’t the people we should be expecting to be angry.

    As a woman and a feminist, this Matthew Down character made some sexist and disparaging remarks about Elise that greatly offended me.
    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/abc-chief-political-analyst-claims-gop-rep-elise-stefanik-a-perfect-example-of-the-failures-of-just-electing-someone-because-they-are-a-woman/
    ABC Chief Political Analyst: GOP Rep. Stefanik a ‘Perfect Example’ of the Failures of Electing Someone ‘Because They Are a Woman’

    He tried to walk it back, but he said what he said, and it meant what it means.
    We didn’t misunderstand him, and it didn’t need to be said.
    No, Ms. Stefanik certainly was NOT elected “because she was a woman”. She was elected because she was running against a Brooklyn restauranteur.
    The people of her district chose her, and believe me, they don’t care about ‘woman’, or party affiliation, or any demographic.
    What would make Mr. Dowd say such an ignorant, nasty thing?
    He had to know it isn’t true.
    Way to attract young people to the Republicans, Matthew, you biased old fossil.

    On the bright side, if ABC is bashing her, she’s right on target.

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  25. markone1blog says:

    When the artistic community starts going against the nimrod leading the current impeachment effort, it is probably time to hang it up.

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  26. Bromdale says:

    Every time I see Jim Jordan in action I’m reminded of that song by Sting, “Demolition Man”. Grace Jones’ version is especially good.

    You kept on coming
    You should have ran
    Don’t mess around with the Demolition Man!

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