Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses House Fraud Within Impeachment Articles…

Representative John Ratcliffe appears with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the fraudulent construct of the House impeachment articles.  Ratcliffe highlights how the ‘whistle-blower’ (CIA Eric Ciaramella) and the Intelligence Community Inspector General, Michael Atkinson, have conflicting testimony in the House and that’s why Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff will not release those transcripts.  WATCH:

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97 Responses to Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses House Fraud Within Impeachment Articles…

  1. Dances with Wolverines says:

    If we can let just one congressman get away with the fraud Adam Schiff has perpetrated with no consequences, we are dead as a free people.

    Liked by 22 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      An argument could be made that we allowed our freedoms to be taken from us around the time of the New Deal and/or the Federal Reserve Bank
      Thank goodness we still have a few honest politicians like Rep Ractcliffe around.

      Liked by 18 people

      • sDee says:

        The central bankers own them all now.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Bill Durham says:

          I don’t believe in 3D chess but I am convinced that there are friendlies protecting POTUS and Schiff took the bait. If Atkinson were dirty, he would be front and center. Why isn’t Schiff using him? There are layers to this story

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      • Jimmy R says:

        Or when we lionized Wilson, who had taken political prisoners and despised the Constitution.

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        • litlbit2 says:

          Do not forget we elected Soros/Obama for eight years!

          My vote did not stop the onslaught of our freedoms as I am very troubled by the many that continue to allow cheating in order to keep the corrupt a$$ in power. 2020 must e massive turnout with very harsh and severe punishments for anyone caught, connected, promoting corruption at election box. This is Federal not just state so harsher rules are needed and enforced.

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          • abdiesus says:

            That would be nice, however, in order for that to happen, Rs would need to do what they have never been willing to do, and that is vigorously pursue and overturn EVERY instance of Dem voter fraud in EVERY jurisdiction. Rs don’t ever do that because, their roll in the Uniparty is not to “win” but to cooperate with Ds to fleece the American taxpayer. There simply is more money to be made by not winning, and of course, it makes it easy to posture in front of the cameras because there will never be any real pressure to get results, because they can always say “unfortunately we didn’t have enough votes.”

            Sooner or later we’ve got to stop pretending that there are two parties when there really is only one Uniparty. There’s the Uniparty, and then there’s Trump. Those are the two sides. Everything that appears to tell a different story is pure smoke and mirrors done for the camera to aid in fleecing the American taxpayer.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          Jimmy:
          We’re up against a dogma(s) that rejects the fundamental human wisdom that you learn and grow through experience.

          Instead, they dismiss the failure of the Progressive Wilson, or the Soviet Union, or what’s happening now in Venezuela.

          AOC or Obama believe that you just keep trying the same bad ideas over and over until they work. And if no one discusses (under sanction) their prior failures they might work this time!

          Crazy Bernie has literally nothing new to offer. He just thinks socialism needs to be tried in America. Try, try again..

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      • No real need for that argument, the feral reserve bank began the descent into utter madness such as the constant theft of hard-earned property, RAW deal, “great” society, AA, and on and on.

        We haven’t much of a chance at personal LIBERTY anymore unless one has loads of money to do so with while still paying into the beast system as well.

        When the people are at risk of governmental colonoscopy on a whim, there is no liberty.
        When they are already “there” without a doctor’s appointment, there is tyranny.

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    • The Akh says:

      I agree. Too bad the Cali voters will keep bringing him back. There isn’t anything we can do about it either. Didn’t know that we could have elected officials lie, fabricate hoaxes,abuse power to orchestrate coups, drag the entire nation into the gutter… and there is nothing in the law to stop them. There is nothing that can be done. I now feel like I understand the average person trying to live life, but completely helpless to an authoritarian regime.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      IMO Atkinson is puckered up pretty good these days, and his boss Buraq probably knows that normal people can see that he started the whole thing.
      Can you imagine the outrage if Dubya had done this sort of thing to obama?

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  2. JohnCasper says:

    The only time Psycho Shiff doesn’t lie by commission is when he is lying by omission.

    Liked by 13 people

  3. Lars says:

    If ’twas Schiff said it,
    then you must acquit.

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  4. JohnCasper says:

    Shiff makes a very poor congressman, however he would make an excellent inmate at an insane asylum.

    Liked by 8 people

    • northerncanuck says:

      Possibly, but highly unfair to the other inmates however.

      He’d be far better suited to be guarding a fresh food cache on Kodiak Island.

      Or using a broom, sweeping the runway at Shemya.

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    • Randolph Scott says:

      someone should start calling in red flag complaints on hi ass. Daily, 3 or 4 times until the scumbag flips out and resists arrest.

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  5. EnoughIsEnough says:

    Sundance and fellow Treepers, can anyone brainstorm a scenario where these transcripts are released? How can one man place his foot on the throat of transparency and get away with it? This is so disturbing, yet I cannot fathom a realistic solution to exposing what needs to be exposed.

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      The Senate can subpoena it. If classified the classifier must agree, with redactions, but the President can release a unredacted one at anytime. The other way is for Ratcliffe to use the Speech and Debate Clause and read it into the record based on his memory of it, and any conflicts in testimony.

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      • All Too MUch says:

        Sekulo, et. al. can make a demand, early in the proceedings tomorrow, calling for release of the transcript. Call Schiff out.
        Noting to lose, something to gain.
        Win if its released.
        Win if Schiff refuses.

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      • Jan says:

        I think that’s the problem. Schiff is refusing to let ANYONE have the transcript, so he’s the only one who could read it into the House record, and he’s not going to do that because Schiff is probably exposed in collaborating w/ Atkinson, Mary McCord, Eric the BlowWhistler & others.

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    • hokkoda says:

      Actually, a scenario that would work is the Senate submits this as a question to the House Managers. “Where is the 18th transcript? We do not appear to have this critical document.” Then watch the House Managers squirm. I think the Senate will move quickly to acquit this week, and Radcliffe seems to think so too. However, if the Senate wanted to, they could subpoena – a real subpoena – the House to force them to release it.

      Which they SHOULD do. I just don’t think they will, preferring instead to get the acquittal done this week with no added witnesses.

      Schiff cannot allow that transcript to be released if it shows that Ciaramella, Atkinson, and Schiff all have different stories. The missing 18th witness is a witness to the hoax. A hoax in the form of a fake whistleblower complaint is perjury and conspiracy to commit fraud.

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    • Wethal says:

      IIRC, after the Trump team presents its case, the senators will have several hours to ask questions of each team. Ratcliffe knows what Atkinson was asked; he can probably remember a lot of it. He should just give someone like Rand Paul a list of questions to ask Schiff on contacts that mirror what Atkinson was asked:

      “What contacts did Mary McCord have with the whistleblower and when? What contacts did Sean Misko have with the whistleblower and when? What contacts did Michael Atkinson have with the whistleblower and when? What contacts did the whistleblower have with Vindman and when? “What contacts did you or any other member of your staff have with the whistleblower?”.

      Basically re-create Atkinson’s testimony without actually subpoenaing Atkinson. Schiff would have to explain why this information is classified, i.e., how it invokes national security. He will be on the spot in front of the Senate jury trying to explain why he did not release Atkinson’s deposition. Can you say “cover-up”?

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      • hokkoda says:

        I think the questions have to go through Chief Justice Roberts. So I think I would go to the route of finding the missing testimony that was not provided to the Senate, but which was collected by the House. In ANY trial, the Defense is allowed to have everything the Prosecution has as part of the discovery process. I would submit the question of “where is this testimony?” and give them until the afternoon to produce it. If the order comes from Chief Justice Roberts, it will be all but impossible for the House managers to appeal it. What are they gonna do, appeal to the Supreme Court? lol

        I wouldn’t try to recreate the testimony. The House Managers have it. It’s a short walk over to the SCIF to get it. It’s not actually classified. Treat it as prosecutorial misconduct, similar to Schiff lying about the President’s phone call and lying about talking to Ciaramella.

        Once they get the transcript, then start sending questions about the contradictions and what Schiff actually knows about the pre-complaint cooperation between his office and the fake whistleblower.

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        • Wethal says:

          I’d rather Trump’s team kept Roberts out of deciding anything. He could also ruled the executive privilege did not apply to Bolton of Mulvaney if enough senators vote to call witnesses. It’s better to let the Senate run things, and just have Roberts gavel the sessions open and closed.

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      • John Obidienzo says:

        Outed: The Origination Point of Schiff’s Ukrainian whistleblower connivance

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  6. fangdog says:

    Schiff is one of those, a mass-murder, who sits on Death Row but truly believes his innocence.

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  7. MagaMia says:

    In the last 10 seconds Maria correctly says, “It seems like part of the defense is an indictment of Adam Schiff’s character….”

    Is censure the only remedy against Schiff?

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Despicable Me says:

    JR: The problem is this, Adam Schiff says things that he knows are not true with supreme conviction. That’s why Democrat’s think that makes him effective. We think that makes him dangerous.

    MB: Well, it is seems part of the defense is going to be an indictment of Adam Schiff’s character

    MB: Do you believe the President will be acquitted?

    JR: He will be acquitted. I think by the end of this week.

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    • hokkoda says:

      It sounds like one of their main goals this week is going to be to lay out the “where is the 18th witness?” question. I suspect there are Senators who are going to ask this of the House Managers specifically, as in, “Where is the Atkinson transcript?”

      Schiff is hiding that transcript not just because it shows this whole thing was a hoax, and not just because it destroys the credibility of the whistleblower once and for all, but because there’s at least the possibility of legal peril for him. Congressmen are *not* immune from Federal Law when it comes to truthful statements on official Federal forms. If Ciaramella was sort of the hit-man hired by the Democrats to insert the fake complaint into the system, the next, obvious, question, is “Who was part of the conspiracy to submit a false official statement?”

      The President’s lawyers I think are going to wrap up early this week in order to let GOP Senators ask questions of the House Managers. A nice touch afterwards would be a vote out of SJC to refer Adam Schiff for criminal prosecution for violations of the whistleblower act and conspiracy to commit fraud (false official statements)…based on a whistleblower statement that might well have emanated from his staff in his office with his knowledge and cooperation.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Despicable Me says:

        I too was musing about potential criminal liability of Schiff, whistleblower and ICIG. You summarized it well and much better than I ever could have. Thanks!

        Liked by 3 people

        • hokkoda says:

          Other than Jussie Smollette, just about anybody who files a false official statement to law enforcement is personally subject to perjury charges. If a group of people knowingly collaborated with Ciaramella to submit a false statement, they could be criminally liable as well. Particularly if it were determined that Ciaramella stood to gain financially from his cooperation. Like a job dangled in front of him, or a senior level post in his agency.

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      • MagaMia says:

        Like

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      • delighteddeplorable says:

        This ^^^^ makes perfect sense and would be a highly satisfactory outcome for this piece of the failed coup attempt. Then on to the Biden’s reckoning, etc.

        Liked by 5 people

      • peace says:

        Let’s hope this is what Trump had in mind related to the price Adam Shit will have to pay.

        Liked by 7 people

        • hokkoda says:

          He is going to have a deservedly bad day tomorrow because I suspect the Trump lawyers are going to have some sort of “Greatest Hits of a Bad Liar” when it comes to Schiff going back to the Russia probe to date. The fake-transcript b.s. was just a taste of what they have planned for that despicable liar.

          Liked by 6 people

          • All Too Much says:

            Great campaign material for his challenger in the 2020 election. Made to order.
            Ad Rem posted a story, above, indicating Dr. Drew* is considering challenging him.

            *Siri – Who is Dr. Drew?

            Regardless, the next couple days should provide Schiff’s challenger with some great material.

            Liked by 6 people

            • JohninMK says:

              To assist a challenger against Schiff’s reelection must surely be one of the Presidents team’s objectives.

              To oust him from the House would be about the ultimate revenge served cold on him.

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    • All Too Much says:

      “We think that makes him dangerous.”

      Amen to that. For whatever reason, people believe what he is saying
      That belief needs to be broken.
      Schiff needs to be destroyed this week.

      Liked by 8 people

  9. barnabusduke says:

    Why, he won’t even harm that fly… (reference the movie: “Psycho”)

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Phflipper says:

    This entire impeachment hoax, it is so ridiculous, what is this fiasco designed to take our attention off of?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jimmy R says:

      It’s designed to remove swamp drainers, such as Trump, from power because the swamp is how the kleptocrats retire as multimillionaires. Yes, it’s ridiculous. That’s because of the desperation. It’s all they have, but they’re darn well going to try it.

      Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      The crimes of 90% of our sitting government.

      Liked by 3 people

      • donna kovacevic says:

        As sad as it is that Kobe Bryant has died in a horrific helicopter crash, I am hoping and praying that it does not stop the defense from being televised and put out front and center, instead the Hollywood, the sports fanatics and the MSM will focus on the tragedy insead of the real corruption and lies that Schift has spewed. God Bless PDJT. Kobe RIP.

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  11. TradeBait says:

    Schiff is playing his part well on behalf of the Cabal, of which he is a charter member by birthright.

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  12. When Schiff and his Minions are all gathered around podium, you ever visualize a lightning bolt taking out the entire lot ? And I don’t ever wish bad on good people.

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  14. Tl Howard says:

    I’m not really up to date on the conflict between POTUS and Bolton. I assumed they simply had differences of opinion about involvement in parts of the world, with Bolton pushing for Hawish actions, but I don’t know if that’s really why he left.

    I’d think any book Bolton wrote, he’d be careful not to burn bridges for he might never again land a job with an admin.

    What do you all think? Has the NYTimes made crap up, like they always do or in his book does Bolton contradict what POTUS has said about aid to Ukraine?

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    • nerveman says:

      So Bolton submits a manuscript that includes Classified or Top secret information to be vetted by the white house? Cmon. I suspect this is a leaked lie by deep staters to get Bolton on the witness stand. Once on the stand he can’t say anything and the Dems will use that to prolong

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    • sickconservative says:

      Bolton is and has always been a warmonger neocon first.
      Now how much of the media reports we can believe is another story at this point, just another media drip at this point.

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    • sickconservative says:

      Simple answer Bolton war is the first and foremost in his foreign policy.

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    • David Vicknair says:

      It shouldn’t make any difference. In a fit of righteous anger, Trump supposedly told McGahn to fire Mueller, but McGahn didn’t do it so no foul. As I understand it, Bolton’s manuscript asserts that Trump wanted to keep aid to Ukraine frozen until yadda, yadda, yadda happened. Who cares? The aid was not held up and yadda, yadda, yadda never happened. You can’t impeach the President for thought crimes. Bolton had better think twice about leaving himself open to cross examination by the President’s lawyers.

      Unfortunately, this will give Romney et al all the reason they need to break ranks and vote for witnesses. McConnell may lose control as the Dems stretch this out in the hope that someone will eventually walk in off the street with that smoking gun they so desperately wanted from Santa.

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  15. MD says:

    I think there is a rule that basically allows members of congress to outright lie and say whatever they want about a person while they are in the capitol building. There are no repercussions, they can’t be sued for what they say in there. That needs to change and people should start suing little weasels like Schiff for slander / defamation of character etc.

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  16. Schitt is very similar to Avenatti. He gets huge media attention because he’s willing to lie over and over and he is cheered by the enemedia for the lies. The only difference between Schitt and Avenatti is that Schitt is an elected congress critter.

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  17. romy911 says:

    This was an excellent interview & the Maria/Meadows/Gowdy interview was also great. I was thinking they actually could wrap this up this week.
    The Bolton story doesn’t change the facts. Will it give cover to four Republicans to vote for witnesses and drag this out? Hopefully not. I don’t want it to continue. If it does, our President is innocent and his team will have to do more exposing & swamp draining.

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  18. Nancy says:

    At the risk of sounding superficial, I hope Ratcliffe is right. This whole thing is becoming so boring I’m playing videogames again. Old videogames, on the first Nintendo model.

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  19. paintbrushsage says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Bolton was part of taking out Ratcliffe’s nomination as DNI. Ratcliffe usually knows what’s going on.

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    • paintbrushsage says:

      I’m thinking if Trump team leaked excerpts from Bolton’s book, the ratings for their presentation tomorrow are going to be through the roof.

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  20. cheryl says:

    Big Hollywood money has made Schiff brave enough to lie incessantly and without fear. The district includes West Hollywood, Burbank, parts of Pasadena, Glendale, the Verdugo Hills communities of Sunland and Tujunga, as well as parts of central Los Angeles including Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz.

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  21. Rynn69 says:

    Americans need to come out in DROVES and decimate these lying criminal SOB Democrats wholly and completely at the ballot box. Enough. Americans have had enough of their smoke-and-mirror BS. Enough.

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