Desperation or Strategy? – Pelosi and Schiff Hiring More Lawfare Members for Impeachment Effort…

After the 2018 mid-terms, and in preparation for the “impeachment” strategy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler hired Lawfare group members to become House committee staff.

In 2018 Chairman Adam Schiff hired former SDNY U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman (link).  You probably saw Goldman doing the questioning for Schiff during the first public impeachment hearing (above).  Meanwhile Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler hired Obama Administration lawyer Norm Eisen and criminal defense attorney Barry Berke (link).

However, with a horrible start to the impeachment construct; an outcome of day-one hearings where State Department officials George Kent and Bill Taylor provided no baseline for the impeachment narrative to build upon; Pelosi and Schiff are going outside for more legal assistance.  Per Chad Pergram:

 

[Barry Berke, left and Norm Eisen, right – pictured exiting the HSCI scif with Jerry Nadler on the same day Pelosi’s “Impeachment Inquiry” Resolution was released, 10/29/19]

After Goldman, Eisen and Berke were brought on board Speaker Nancy Pelosi then hired Douglas Letter as House General Counsel – all are within the Lawfare network.

This move -to allow House Counsel to bring on additional legal assistance for the impeachment effort- means Doug Letter will be able to hire more lawyers.

Many people surmised that Pelosi and Schiff moved to utilize the Ukraine/NSC impeachment angle *after* the Mueller angle for impeachment ran into trouble. However, CTH research doesn’t reflect the Whistle-blower impeachment plan as an ‘add-on’.

Instead, what we see is the use of the HPSCI; and the use of embeds within National Security Council staff; by design.  The Schiff events of today were always part of a prior planned design.

Only two committees hired Lawfare staff in 2018: Judiciary (Eisen & Berke) and HPSCI (Goldman).  This evidences a 2018 plan to use the Judiciary and HPSCI for the impeachment process as designed by the Lawfare contractors.  This design is also outlined in the year of public advice from the mother-ship, Lawfare.

The impeachment crew always planned to use the House Intelligence Committee; and they always planned to use activated sleeper cells within the National Security Staff.  None of this is organic; none of this current action was contingent upon a Trump phone call.

The whistle-blower approach was always going to be used; the only issue was: ‘how’?

What Pelosi/Schiff et al have assembled is a format for a highly controlled public spectacle prior to a predetermined transfer of evidence to Jerry Nadler (Judicary). With the intent to construct a pantomime for public absorption in mind, the impeachment rules were written for maximum narrative construction. [ex. Lawfare lawyers questioning witnesses]

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329 Responses to Desperation or Strategy? – Pelosi and Schiff Hiring More Lawfare Members for Impeachment Effort…

  1. twingirls (@twingirls49) says:

    This is the Deep State that Trump campaigned to “take down”. And it’s about to get worse with the release of the IG report followed by the Durham/Barr report. The Deep State is unfathomable.

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    • WD says:

      The American people work hard and know what a buck is worth. We see Democrat politicians wasting millions of OUR dollars on this pathetic hissy fit. Too bad we can’t have that money back.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Ray says:

      They are no longer shielding documents on McCabe from public scrutiny which usually means no charge will be brought forward, According to USAFeaturesnews.

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    • chipin8511 says:

      The person who wrote this is a college (law) student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.

      Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

      We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
      Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

      Here is our separation agreement: –Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

      –We don’t like re-distributive taxes so you can keep them.

      –You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU

      –Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military.

      –We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and the coal mines, and you can go with wind, solar and bio-diesel

      –You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O’Donnell. You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.

      –We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart, and Wall Street.

      –You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, hippies, druggies, and illegal aliens.

      –We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEOs, and rednecks

      We’ll keep Hannity, Carlson, and Bibles, and give you NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, and Hollywood

      –You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

      –You can have the peaceniks and war protesters.

      –When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

      -We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

      –You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the UN. but we will no longer pay the bill.

      –We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks, and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt, Tesla, and Leaf you can find.

      –You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

      –We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”

      –I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine,” “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” “Kumbaya “or” We Are the World.”

      –We’ll practice trickle-down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

      –Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

      Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you might think about which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

      Sincerely,

      John J Wall, Law Student and American!

      P. S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin & Charlie Sheen, George Clooney, Barbara Streisand, and (Hanoi) Jane Fonda with you.

      P.S.S. And you won’t have to press 1 for English when you call our country.

      Forward This Every Time You Get It! Let’s Keep This Going, Maybe Some of It Will Start Sinking In!

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    • G. Alistar says:

      I think the deep state is running scared. Just after the train wreck Democrat impeachment hearings,…we find a leak implicating Hunter Biden and a bunch of Rino’s. Someone very powerful, very smart and very much with access to classified I fo is leaking this stuff. Like the McCabe, Strozk and Page texts and emails two years ago.

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  2. joebkonobi says:

    I still don’t understand why DOJ is not going after Ciaramella and IGIC Atkinson. Ciaramella committed perjury and Atkinson facilitated it. Schiff and his staff also should be part of the investigation for meeting with Ciaramella prior to the complaint and not disclosing it. Ciaramella is a leaker, not a whistleblower. Barr should direct resources that direction. Ciaramella, Atkinson, Zaid and Schiff are the foundation of the entire Ukraine house of cards. Take them down and it all collapses.

    Burr could be doing a lot but no chance since he is crooked as a corkscrew.

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    • Alec Rawls says:

      Any attempt to counter the illegal actions of the “whistleblower” cabal will get immediately reframed as obstruction, the same model they used to block anti-swamp actions for two years with the Mueller probe. It the Senate was on Trump’s side the house majority could not pull this off. The Senate would just do the investigating and exposing instead of Trump and the impeachment farce would blow up. But the Senate majority is shamefully divided.

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    • Interested Observer says:

      Barr is probably trying to navigate this craziness as well. Who know who else is in on this?

      Also, any action taken against Ciaramella will be portrayed by the major newspapers and the major social media and television outlets as a retaliation. Thus, you have a political problem which then turns into a further impeachment problem as it will be portrayed as obstruction of justice or some other law.

      These lawfare dbags push crazy legal theories that create lawful behavior into unlawful behavior. If you try and shut it down, you then open yourself up to more unlawful behavior in their minds. All of this is possible because the media is completely in the tank on this and because not one Democrat will stand up and speak out against this craziness.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        Glenn beck said last night on his HYDRA show – that the whistleblower’s life is in danger from the DEMS!

        His name is on most communication starting Presidential Directive 11 – outlining support for George Soros starting revolutions via cyber and training groups to only SUPPORT at the right moment for overthrow of the current establishment.

        will he flip. Adam Ross might

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      joe…. You know how a loser in a court case can be charged with the court costs? I wish that same consequence was hanging over the heads of Pelosi, Schiff, and the rest. The cost of this “trial” prorated across the Democrats in Congress. Wouldn’t that be sweet…..

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      • Raquel says:

        RVSUE, That would be wonderful. I was going to ask if we, the taxpayers, are footing the bill for all these Democrat lawyers. If so, I’d like my money back!

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      • dreamguardian007 says:

        “The cost of this “trial” prorated across the Democrats in Congress. Wouldn’t that be sweet…..

        Hopefully the next election will provide the prorated punishment, and in his 2nd term VSGPOTUS can go after the globalist Republicans!

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    • Ray says:

      DoJ is part of the coverup and delay play to string it out till it quiets down .

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    • fred5678 says:

      I beg to differ — CIAramella is not a whistle blower nor a leaker — he is a rumor monger, with gossip obtained from this reliable source:

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      • lettruthspeak says:

        It’s even worse than you think. It’s total fraud. There is no actual whistleblower, until they are forced to provide one. It’s all made up BS, hence the name Eric Ciaramella. CIA speaks for itself and ramella in Italian is windbag. Sorry, but these cretinous losers are this pathetic, and their scripts are horrible, and maybe on purpose, but it’s all horse manure.

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    • Ellis says:

      I expect Ciamella’s name to be brought up frequently in the coming days.

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    • pbr22 says:

      you don’t know that.

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  3. Brian Baker says:

    Are the Coup Crew too clever by half?
    Weisssman on CNN commented that Schiff needs to approach the hearings “with the end in mind” (i.e. it’s urgent that President Trump must be removed before the 2020 election because he’s such a danger). But what if the hearings are such a dud that at least half of the American people don’t buy it, and zero Republicans in the House support it. The end of the “impeachment inquiry” is met with a big public yawn, instead of any sense of President Trump being the grave threat that the Coup Crew wants to project.

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    • BocephusRex says:

      Blotto Nance: “The impeachment process MUST BE COMPELLING, OVERWHELMING AND BIPARTISAN”

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Their biggest problem is that the propaganda isn’t working like it was before.
      1. People with some intelligence or common sense, paying attention, are smart to their schemes.
      2. John Podesta in one of his leaked emails said that “we dumbed America down far too much” and that part of America is immune to their “clever” schemes.

      These days everyone, and their grandmother, is able to visit facebook and click on a link to CTH or other resources. Wasn’t that way in the early 2000’s

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      • Jederman says:

        For ANY propaganda effort to work the message sender MUST have some credibility. Nobody will believe a known liar for example.

        All the msm (dnc comms division) is doing at this point is keeping their peeps agitated and on the reservation.

        The rest of us normal peeps can not be swayed. Knowing that, the msm doesn’t even bother targeting us with the propaganda. It’s all about their side.

        Thinking this through. The msm is 90% (imo) responsible for the polarization in our politics, which over time has polarized our society. When this all dies on the vine what happens next?

        Do all the normal people in the country get up the next day as if nothing ever happened? When the other national party acts in sustained (since obama 08) BAD FAITH as if we’re, well, deplorable, what are we supposed to do? Forgive and forget? I think not.

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      • Agreed Sam, and I think the main reason that it isn’t working anymore is that VSG President Donald Trump outed the media early on a FAKE NEWS. Everyone knows that’s true, and they aren’t buying they’re crap anymore (or they’re so in bed with the devil nothing will convince them).

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    • Tl Howard says:

      I think if I’m Barr, I work hard to find Weissman guilty of a law, but I’m not Barr. WEissman is one of the most dangerous kinds of people this country has to deal with. It would be wonderful if someone could make an example of him.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      It doesn’t matter if the Republicans stay united. It matters that the Democrats not lose more defectors. At least not to impeach the President. As long as Pelosi can strong arm enough Democrats to vote her way, she can impeach our President. And make no mistake, that has been her goal all along.

      It would look a lot better to America if she could garner Republican support. Dem propaganda has already lied about Amash being Republican. And it would make it a lot easier for the Senate Decepticons to convict if House Republicans joined in impeaching.

      We need these bozos to keep falling on their faces. Maybe that can help us gain America’s full support and win over enough defectors to stop Pelosi. Otherwise, she is impeaching the President.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      can Schiff arrest? impeach? withdraw? Mr Sonderland …..

      that would be my play if he could… it would start the screaming of COVER UP COVER UP we need mulvaney now! and the RELINQUISHMENT OF the consumer finance protection agency thing….

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    • Peppurr says:

      I don’t think Weissman needs to be hot-tipping anyone after his pathetic report he wrote for Mueller.

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  4. kittytrump84 says:

    When they hire lawyers are those lawyers paid for with tax payer monies?

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  5. hokkoda says:

    Lawfare makes a crap load of profit off impeachment. They’re most likely pitching increased staffing ahead of the trial. No sane person believes the Dems are going to walk back from the ledge. If they do, great, but they’d impeach Trump for the crime of listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving and claim it’s a high crime. It’s irrelevant what the hearings produce.

    Lawfare is going to maximize profit in the event things do collapse, and show up at the Senate with an army of lawyers for when this thing goes to trial. They’re sleezebags, so bet on Lawfare maximizing their profits as a key motivation.

    It’s not like they give a shit about actual evidence or those pesky things known as “due process” and “law”.

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    • hokkoda says:

      Btw, before somebody yells “pro bono” at me, I’m gonna “pro bono my ass”. The paybacks and profits will be MASSIVE.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        not with Trumps executive order of corruption – we will ironically be able to pay off social programs that kill the dems chance of buying votes..

        strategy u have to ADMIRE a BUILDER – all columns set for detonation prior to the first shot.

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    • rcogburn says:

      Exactly the same as any big law firm with a deep pockets client: maximize the billable hours – get as many attorneys, researchers, support staff as the client is willing to bankroll. The money is just as green coming from Brookings or Soros NGOs or where ever.

      Not one of these lawyers is working “pro bono.” They’re all getting paid. The Mueller investigation alone paid their kids private school and college and grad school.

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      • hokkoda says:

        When this mess implodes either in the Senate, or if we’re lucky before they vote to impeach, I’m looking forward to Trump announcing that he is going to open an investigation into the origins of the House of Representatives’ fake “impeachment”, their phony “whistleblower”, collusion by Government Party bureaucrats to commit fraud, and sedition by Adam Schiff and the Lawfare team.

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        • rcogburn says:

          Yes. Investigate the impeachment!

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          • hokkoda says:

            I think Trump should start talking about this once the DOJ IG report comes out and we find out if there are going to be criminal prosecutions. If there are, Trump should immediately pivot to the impeachment coup attempt. Let Durham go put Brennan, Comey, et al in prison, and hire another prosecutor to investigate how the fake impeachment was launched STARTING WITH the fraudulent IC IG complaint. Who wrote it. Who submitted it. Who changed the rules to allow it. etc etc.

            Take them out.

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            • hokkoda says:

              It should be noted, so I will, that the impeachment coup and the Russia-hoax coup involve quite a few of the same people…making it a rather simple task for AG Barr to expand Durham’s probe to include the ONGOING coup efforts involving the same players. Ciaramella is in Mueller’s report. Obviously Schiff. Less obviously, IC IG Atkinson. I’m not familiar enough with Lawfare, but assume due to their role with Schiff that they were deeply involved in building the Russia-hoax narrative. Won’t surprise me at all to learn that the punks at FusionGPS are involved. etc etc.

              Roll them all up.

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  6. Somebody's Gramma says:

    The Dems last gasp for air… with Pelosi’s son implicated in the Ukraine scandal as well as Biden’s and Kerry’s… and with Schifty’s sketchy connections to a number of disgusting people… and all of them up for re-election in about a year, they’re throwing everything they’ve got at it. They’re drowning in their own scandals. And Trump knows all their dirt. He just doesn’t play like our previous Presidents did. He’s will to go to the mat on our behalf. With that said, I’ll keep in mind their endless use of lawyers at our expense. Pro Bono my A**. It’s all about favors in DC.
    I never thought in a million years that our politicians were so dirty and so disgusting.
    Spit.
    Spit.
    Spit.
    May the fleas of a thousand camels…

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  7. Kitty T Hedrick says:

    “…what we see is the use of the HPSCI; and the use of embeds within National Security Council staff; by design. The Schiff events of today were always part of a prior planned design.”

    Yes, but the “Mothership” may not be Lawfare. It could be the CIA. Brennan would have had to have known and approved of the transfer of CIA operatives into the National Security Council and into various other sensitive positions at the Whitehouse. Just like Stephan Halper and Joseph Mifsud, they would have been tasked with planting false information, with “dirtying up” the targets.
    A prime suspect, to my mind, would be Vindman, who attempted to make extensive changes to the official transcript of the July 25 phone-call. I’m sure there were others. All they would have had to have done was start false rumors. It’s no wonder so many “witnesses” know only about hearsay.

    Anyway, this has all the hallmarks of a CIA operation, with Lawfare brought in to figure out how to exploit any openings. Somewhere there must be communications between Lawfare, Schiff, Brennan or their intermediaries. Hopefully, someone is looking for it.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      This portion has been confirmed.

      “CIA. Brennan would have had to have known and approved of the transfer of CIA operatives into the National Security Council “”

      Peter Strzok and Eric Ciaramella were hand picked by Brennan. Peter Strzok is a CIA station chief and Eric Ciaramella a counter-operations agent.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Speaking of that, I have wondered why the phrase Schumer used is ‘six ways from Sunday’. And I think I have a reason. Look at how often they fail!

      They have to come at you so many ways just to have a chance of succeeding.

      It would explain a lot, this attack being run by the IC. How can no Democrats have any political acumen? They are politicians after all. And they all won their seats.

      And how can so many lawyers be so incompetent in making false allegations stick?

      But truly, how can you separate them? That is the lawyers from the organizations they move in and out of? They are all activists in the Democrat machine. IC, Lawfare, State, NSC, DOJ, FBI, Senators, Representatives, journalists, even the Uniparty and Never-Trumpers, all part of the Democrat machine.

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    • rcogburn says:

      Lawfare are hired guns, working at the tactical and operational levels. Vindman is also at the operational level. He’s taking orders. At the most senior levels, where the strategy is designed and approved, it’s Brennan running the show. Question is, who does Brennan answer to…?

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    • hokkoda says:

      This. I’ve been posting since this first came out, and we learned that the complaint originated with the IC IG, that the CIA was officially on its second “regime change” operation to overthrow the Trump presidency.

      Nobody even questions that this all originated out of the IC even though damn near every singled phony-ass witness is a State Department employee.

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  8. Bill Dumanch says:

    Military tribunals.

    Like little Greta said

    HOW DARE YOU!

    .

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  9. Eyes Opened says:

    The Lawfare group had this Ukraine impeachment garbage planned out from the beginning. Embeds within the National Security Council pushed Trump into having the July call. They expended a tremendous amount of political capital and burned a number of their embedded agents with the expectation that Trump would claim executive privilege over the call. Their “witnesses” lined up to say how shocked they were by the call. The plan was to pound the table screaming, “What is Trump hiding???”

    But Trump released the transcript.

    Now all the “witnesses” look silly. Unfortunately for them, the whole cabal burned too many assets and there’s no time to cook up something else. The public faces are just the ones willing to go on the stand – there’s whole corrupt support networks behind Taylor, Vindman, etc that are now compromised. So Lawfare went with what they had and it’s crashing down.

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  10. Skeeball says:

    Leverage.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/14/nancy-pelosi-usmca-trade-deal-imminent-070909?cid=apn

    A lot of coup-plotters and ancillary scumbags will no doubt escape prosecution, but it will be in trade of President Trump’s MAGAgenda and 4 more years in office.

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    • jrapdx says:

      I think the trade-off between the MAGA agenda and letting the “coup-plotters” avoid prison time has been evident from the beginning of President Trump’s term in office. It’s a matter of priorities. While putting the criminals behind bars would feel good to many deplorables, it’s way more important to get MAGA reforms nailed down for the much longer term benefit of the country.

      Elements like USMCA as one example will make a difference long after PT’s 8 years are over. Add up all the potential outcomes and this strategy makes a lot of sense.

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      • Boots says:

        While putting the criminals behind bars would feel good to many deplorables, it’s way more important to get MAGA reforms nailed down for the much longer term benefit of the country.

        Horseshit. Severe prison terms and million dollar fines are required for (1) justice to be served, (2) rule of law to be upheld, (3) punish the SOB’s, (4) serve as deterrents to the rest of the animals left in the swamp.

        No prison and no fines = no punishment = no deterrent = sure as horseshit they’ll do it all over again. And maybe succeed by learning from their mistakes.

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        • jrapdx says:

          I think you misconstrued what I wrote.

          First of all I was replying to the parent comment where the idea was broached that the potential prosecution of the coup plotters could be leverage used by President Trump to assure the enactment of the MAGA agenda.

          IOW it speaks to a quid pro quo that specifies the DS/Uniparty guarantees codifying MAGA into law in exchange for relief of prosecution of the particular swamp denizens.

          Whether any of that comes to pass is obviously hypothetical. If it IS an option, PT may decide that in the long run success of MAGA outweighs prosecutions. If that is the priority adapted by PT will we not tolerate it?

          Note that I didn’t say that indictment and conviction of the coup criminals would not be satisfying to see. Most certainly it would be. But in reality my feelings on the matter affect nothing, carry no weight, they matter only to me.

          Now let me ask you something. Do you really think convicting the bad bunch of coup plotters would prevent such people from holding governmental power in the future?

          Sure we absolutely have to enforce the laws and incarcerate accordingly. But if punishing bad guys actually prevented crime the prisons would be empty. We ought not maintain illusions that criminals pay attention to prosecution of other criminals and adjust their conduct on that basis.

          OTOH enforcing laws, addressing both big and small crimes, has a favorable effect on people skirting the edge of criminality who might rethink what they would do were there insufficient legal constraints. But already “hardened” criminals are another story.

          The only way to prevent DS abuse of future Presidents, and the goodwill of the American people, requires structural solutions, reconstructing bureaucracies from the ground up. That’s the domain of the MAGA agenda and what makes assuring its survival beyond PT’s two terms in office the fundamental priority so vital to the continued existence of the nation.

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  11. Bubby says:

    Good question?

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    • gnome says:

      Where in the Constitution does it say “overreach of power”?

      The Supreme Court is a co-equal branch and its past attitude has been that the other co-equal branches should regulate their own behaviours without constantly running to the Court for supervision.

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  12. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Desperation or Strategy?

    BOTH!
    We are winning thanks to Team Trump relentlessly fighting back.
    Yesterday was very weak like everything they do. They’re not used to this fightback and amount of knowledge.

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  13. Margaret Berger says:

    Kittytrump84, sadly yes.

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  14. bessie2003 says:

    What kind of damage would happen, if even temporary, if the President were to veto that Ex-Im bill?

    Does this bill have to go to the Senate too? Is it then subject to their reconciliation process before going to the President for signature?

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  15. Don McAro says:

    The Optic of the people who imposed this hearing, leaving it to others to dig up with the dirt, does not SIT WELL wit the American people. Americans do not like Lawyers of any kind.

    2nd, The damage was done yesterday, they did not produce a crime, in fact Biden got the worst of it….if they do not produce and actual crime that someone has the real goods on… its over.. the American public won’t stand for it. We all have Friends, Family, children and Parents. Americans then will have to come to terms wit the Fact, as to what they see here….Trying to find a Crime as they go, is not how they want a family member treated if something should happen to them. The Clock is running… And they are at 10 minutes to 12 with no time outs left

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  16. BobBoxBody says:

    They are desperate. It doesn’t matter if it’s by design. The attempt to impeach Trump is ultimately about optics at this point. The internal polling is probably showing that Trump’s approval rating is probably higher than what the media is showing (or that the Dems are hated by more people than is being shown, or both). The only way to successfully impeach Trump is to character assassinate him.

    They tried to do this during the election…and failed.
    They tried to do this during the run-up to the Mueller hearings….and failed.
    And they tried to do it now again with this crap with Zelensky….and it’s failing…..AGAIN.

    Whether people like Trump or not…People HATE and DISTRUST the federal government even more. This is why they’re tripping and falling on their faces. And Trump pressing to investigate corruption in Ukraine is probably making a lot of people nervous in Washington right now.

    This may have all been planned….but their actions are based on falsehoods, and all it takes are a few good men to push back against it. You stand up to the bullies, and the bullies retreat like the cowards they are. Schiff and Pelosi and the others though…they’re not just bullies, they’ve become rabid animals ever since they lost their influence and control over the Executive Branch (fundamentally they have, even with backstabbers in there). There’s no longer a way to shield their shady dealings from scrutiny and sunlight. They’re panicking…and they’re making mistakes.

    McConnell telling Trump that he can’t get out of having impeachment hearings at this point isn’t scaring me…McConnell is like a cornered animal that’s trying to tell the very large and angry predator that it better not try to eat him…yeah I have a feeling that isn’t going to go over so well when it’s over several million ***sed off animal that back you into a corner with nowhere to run.

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  18. Julia Adams says:

    The larger DNC donors, like billionaire Tom Steyer, are behind the impeachment pressure being put on Pelosi and Schiff. Impeachment and Trump’s scalp is the return on their investment they are definitely demanding.

    President Trump stopped the graft and gravy train they were living off and they hate him as a result. Stay steady and keep the faith Patriots, don’t foolishly place hope in false Gods (like Barr and Q), instead turn out in huge numbers and re-elect P45.

    Donald Trump is our only real hope.

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  19. bocephusrex says:

    Sundance just tweeted that POTUS left a ‘very animated meeting with Barr at the WH’ and walked to the chopper without his usual presser–a whole lot of people think something is up–please PRAY for our VSGPOTUS!

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  20. Ned Zeppelin says:

    These Lawfare goons firmly believe their endless, all-too-clever scheming is not readily detectable by anyone of ordinary intellect and common sense, and that by employing their trickery they can distort and deflect reality. It doesn’t work. It is all noise and sturm und drang which will end badly. Grab your popcorn and watch for Pelosi’s run for the exit at the right opportunity.

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  21. bosscook says:

    Did y’all see the massive fundraising numbers from yesterday per Brad Parscale? The 100K new volunteers for MAGA? I know I donated. Twice. I’m thinking a several million Deplorables can let the Washington Lawfare Geek Squad and Coup Cotillion know what we think of them. Because they’ve spent several years letting us know what they think of US.

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  22. Blind no Longer says:

    Christine Blasey Ford approach…part two, only this same angle is being used for impeachment.
    One witness (aka-Leaker) goes down, there are 6 more waiting in the wings to be deployed at any given moment depending on the need for the narrative.
    All the lawyers were lined up for her too after the Kavanaugh nomination.

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  23. ChampagneReady says:

    CNN democrat whores even said that it was a “real problem” that neither one of the witnesses ever spoke to Trump.

    Ya think ? …………. LOLOL.

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  24. I’m not the least bit afraid of, nor impressed by, anyone at Lawfare. Their legal advice has been deplorable. They’ve made millions by telling gullible politicians whatever they want to hear, but that’s the sum and total of it.

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  25. Publius2016 says:

    Dimms suck…so California false flag again…SAD!

    Crazy thing is there are not 51 Senators who REJECT THE COUP!

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  26. beaujest says:

    Why so many Jewish lawyers trying to impeach the best Israel backing President ever ?

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Because they are all died in the wool marxists and moralist-globalists. Their omnipotent wet dreams — we can save the world! Who can understand it? Completely, totally against their best interests — if they only had a brain.

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    • jrapdx says:

      The real answer is that they’re JINOs, people not imbued with an authentic spirit of Judaism. If they had such spirit they would stand in solidarity with the values intrinsic to the oft-cited Judeo-Christian tradition at the heart of the American experience. The values PT has so often alluded to as his guideposts.

      The self-alienation apparent among such individuals leads to the seeming contradictory set of facts you’ve outlined. You might say they are conducting themselves in a manner we could call “evil”, in any case at the very least they’re well along the path to that deteriorated state of being.

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    • Justin Green says:

      They’re only “Jewish” as a “race”, not a religion. Huge difference. Being “Jewish” as a “race” gets you victim status without any of the moral hangups.

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  27. trapper says:

    I would suggest that the answer to your question is: both. It was planned for a long time, schemed over and plotted over, but did not go off the way they had hoped (PDJT released the call transcript immediately), and they have been scrambling ever since. No collusion (drat!), no obstruction (double drat!) no quid pro quo (aw fubldimit!) so they just proceed, completely pissing off anyone who has the least sense of fair play and love of America. It’s not supposed to work this way, and EVERYONE knows it, but they just charge ahead, unable to stop themselves.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      they need the Grand Jury testimony to try to stop 45 reelection…

      most likely some more Non disclosure agreements…all about trying to pull women support…

      SICK!

      Supreme Court needs to shut down tax release or Deep State will have destroyed Presidency!!

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  28. cheryl says:

    All the lawyers in the world can’t save this farce.

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  29. Johnny Boost says:

    The Democrats’ problem is not that they don’t have enough lawyers…

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  30. Allard Otten says:

    Welp, when the guys you got now are declaring, “Hearsay evidence, best evidence”, on live TV, you probably should start looking around for savvier on-air personalities.

    Pubs should start, “We won’t send you to the Gulag for what your neighbor whispered to the authorities”, campaign ads with a 30 second clip of that doofus’s remark.

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  31. TeeJay says:

    So does that make them Quid Pro Bono lawyers?

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  32. Diddlysquat says:

    Not to mention Schiff hiring ex-NSC staffers Abigail Grace (Feb 19) and Sean Misko (AUG!! 19). Preplanned.

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  33. islandpalmtrees says:

    The pLawfare grou is an organization funded by China . They of course enjoy their own proxy like Fusion GPS does. Someone to pass the money through.

    When has it become legal for a foreign agent or government to buy lawyers or agents to influence american politics or impeachment?

    Why is it acceptable for the DOJ to stand by and do nothing?

    Why is the American Press able to pretend the Lawfare group is like any other law firm?

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  34. Bendix says:

    Isn’t this just to get their friends in on the gravy train?

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  35. T2020 says:

    One word: FUTILE.

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  36. islandpalmtrees says:

    What if the following was to replace what I believe is the illegal actions of the Lawfare Group in the same way a FISA warrant was granted on Carter Page, to in part cover-up previous illegal spying?

    Ex-Im Bank, is provision where the Hse will give the Office of General Counsel to have the authority to take on pro bono lawyers to assist with the impeachment inquiry.

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  37. 2Alpha says:

    Pelosi is not happy.
    Existing 2020 Democrat candidates are not talking about ‘impeachment’ and she needs them to get on the wagon. The Democrat field isn’t listening to Nancy’s advice because they need to stand on their own merits, but none of them will survive…
    The REAL candidate has yet to declare and when they do, ‘impeachment’ will be a major theme for them… Democrats are desperate to remove President Trump from office. At this point, anything goes…

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  38. Ellis says:

    I have found Lawfare to be extremely unimpressive. Bringing on more of these clowns is a plus for the president.

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  39. Baby El says:

    Not to demean those special people with disabilities.
    I have to wonder?…. What kind of f****g retards do we employ as ambassadors of our government.
    Seriously, just looking at these people and their absolute stupidity and moral bankruptcy….
    Idiot savant sans savant.
    F*ing amazing.

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  40. hokkoda says:

    I would strongly encourage the GOP to start asking each witness what their job is within the Intelligence Community. In case everyone has forgotten, the whole mess got started due to a fake whistleblower complaint that originated with the IC IG. How is it that a complaint can originate from the IC IG but zero witnesses seem to be coming from the IC? That in and of itself stinks of fraud.

    A great way to bring it up with Yovanovitch would be when asking why she was spying on conservative media personalities…what Media Matters calls “a pro-Trump disinformation campaign” – basically if you support Trump you should be monitored by the State Dept as a threat? Yeah, I’d spend a fair amount of time asking her about that.

    Like most regime change operations, this one has the CIA’s fingerprints all over it. And it involves government people using government resources to keep tabs on their political enemies.

    Definitely spend some time on that. It’ll make the criminal referrals later on read better.

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  41. Justin Green says:

    Sigh…. this isn’t going to stop.
    Not until some people are frog marched off to prison. That is what it will take to start getting people’s attention, as well as the Democrats’ attention. High profile convictions. Including members of Congress, lying perjurers like the two degenerates that testified yesterday, and folks like Comey, Biden, Brennan, Clapper, etc.

    Short of that, there is literally NO incentive for Democrats to stop. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Why stop? They aren’t spending their own money on these hoaxes. They’re spending taxpayer dollars doing it. And as long as they keep their jobs and their graft, and spend taxpayer money to maintain it, they will keep doing it.

    This isn’t hard. People have to go to prison.

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    • GP says:

      Hi Justin-I agree w/o reservation-H

      HOWEVER-that is never gonna happen…not anytime soon and not with Barr as AG. Whoever makes it through Mitch and the Senate is part of the Swamp and will protect ot

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  42. bulwarker says:

    Have you ever known someone to seek new legal counsel because they were happy with their current representation? Didn’t think so. They are in trouble.

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  43. Magabear says:

    The whistleblower thing may have been preplanned, but as a backup in case the Mueller inquisition failed to do what they intended it to do. And fail it did.

    Considering how this bleep show is going for the dimms, I wonder what the next hoax will be?

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  44. Minuteman says:

    Adding more lawyers doesn’t simplify things, but it does mean more lawyers are wetting their beaks. That’s the important thing.

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    • Justin Green says:

      With taxpayer money.

      That should be investigated, too.

      In fact, at this point, just remove Jordan, Nunes, Trump, Ratcliffe and a few others and burn DC to the ground with the rest in it as far as I’m concerned. Start over.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      (Best Mister Rogers voice):

      “Can you say kickbacks?”

      “I knew you could”.

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  45. Heika says:

    Ha ha ha ha… more quid pro quo bono lawyers.. keep it up you twats, just keep going, all you are doing is showing how utterly idiotic this whole thing is. I love the smell of panic in Pelosi and Shifty’s pants.

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  46. jus wundrin says:

    Should I expect more witness leading tomorrow?

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  47. Jimmy Jack says:

    While they’re definitely desperate this is strategy. I’d expect to see roll out after roll out of various strategies, plots, sub plots and actors. They’ve had over 3 years to plan this and unlimited resources.

    I’m not surprised at all they’re dragging this out through the holidays. Reminds me of Obamacare. I wonder what 1AM Christmas Eve surprise they’ll have this time

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  48. Linus in W.PA. says:

    When you view the pictures of these two dirtbag attorneys in the elevator, you can take two perspectives:

    1) If you feel these two are taking it to us, or ‘winning,’ then you look on them as extremely confident, and almost sneering in a way. It evokes a feeling of wanting to smash the smiles off their faces, figuratively, of course.

    2) If you feel that we are ‘winning,’ and that the Trumpet will continue to reign supreme, then you look on them as two dumb asses who think they’re some hot feces.

    A few days ago, I may have veered into #1 territory. After yesterday’s performance by their team, I realize I was wrong, and it’s clearly #2.

    It makes me realize not to despair. These scumbags made plans, sure. But they haven’t won anything.

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  49. James Street says:

    I’m still scratching my head that “3rd party whistle-blower” is the best master plan these legal geniuses could come up.

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