Lindsey Graham claims President Trump had no idea he was breaking the rules when he withheld aid from Ukraine. Graham, admits that he knows Ukraine did not interfere with the 2016 presidential election and that it was, in fact, Russia that meddled with the election. Graham would then pivot, moving the conversation over the Bidens, while getting the heat off of Trump.
FOX NEWS host, Chris Wallace called out President Trump for trying to force them to give favorable coverage of the President.
“I believe President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history.”
“I think his purpose is clear: To raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted,” he said. “The bottom line is we’ve seen presidents come and go. We will endure. So will freedom of the press.” -Wallace said.
Trump tweeted his displeasure with FOX NEWS last week in a tweet he ranted about FOX allowing James Comey and Adam Schiff on their broadcast. He stated that FOX NEWS is trying to hard to be politically correct and is becoming like commiecast MSNBC and fake news CNN.
Trump has another reason to be pissed off at FOX NEWS after they released a new poll showing that voters in-favor of his impeachment has risen since late October 2019.
CNN broke the story of Devin Nunes's involvement in the Ukraine scandal. Nunes would later go on FOX News and go on a rant in which he boasted he would sue CNN for what he called a false report. There are different versions of this report so it is hard to tell what is true and what is false. From what I can tell, there is definitely a fire in the midst of all of this smoke.
Nunes’ alleged meetings with Ukrainian officials have opened him to criminal liability, according to a legal expert. In an interview with CNN broadcast on Saturday, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig weighed in on Nunes’ alleged involvement in the case.
“Devin Nunes, according to this report, was meeting with a corrupt prosecutor, somebody everything who knows this area says was corrupt,” Honig noted.
“It’s a arguably a crime, a federal crime for a person to try to solicit something of value to a political campaign from a foreign national,” he said.
This is hilarious. Just when you thought the Trump administration couldn't get any stupider, they prove us wrong. Rudy Giuliani has already stated that if Trump tries to throw him under the bus, he has insurance for that. Although Rudy backtracked his statement, claiming it was just a joke, I believe he was not joking at all.
One person that is not joking is "Lev Parnas", an indicted associate of President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, has provided the House Intelligence Committee with secret recordings of Trump and Giuliani.
According to ABC News, Parnas has handed over Photographs with Trump, Giuliani, himself and his counterpart.
With those photographs, House Intelligence was given audio and video recordings.
“Mr. Parnas has vociferously and publicly asserted his wish to comply with his previously issued subpoena and to provide the House Intelligence Committee with truthful and important information that is in furtherance of justice, not to obstruct it,” Parnas attorney Joseph A. Bondy told ABC in a statement.
“His evidence and potential testimony is non-partisan, and not intended to be part of a battle between the left and the right, but rather an aid in the determination by our government of what is in the best interests of our nation.”
These secret recordings may have just sunk Trump's ship. This could be Trump's equivalent of the Nixon tapes which forced Nixon to step down.
I can clearly understand why Democrats wanted to impeach President Trump, it goes without saying. Nancy Pelosi did not want to impeach Trump and she had a good reason not to. Pelosi understood that it could backfire on Democrats in polls. Well, she was right.
The recent polls show that Trump's approval rating has gone up a bit since Pelosi and house democrats moved to start an impeachment inquiry. Even with all of the accusations directed towards Trump he still has the support of his base and some polls have Trump's approval rating as high as 46 to 49 percent.
The latest polls indicate that Trump's base will not budge and if anything the impeachment inquiry will likely cause the GOP to rally around the President.
I believe the rally cry to protect Trump by Republicans was Pelosi's biggest fear.
Unfortunately for the Democrats, there does not seem to be a Presidential candidate that can separate from the rest of the pack and become the overwhelming frontrunner.
Victor J Morrow