For John, BLUF: The sins of 2016 have been revised and are now being flipped against the President. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Pajama Media, by Stephen Green, 30 September 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz just resurfaced a two-year-old audiotape of House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) telling two Russian shock-jocks that he would "welcome the chance" take their non-existent dirty photos of President Trump.Representative Adam Schiff is all Hollywood, but without the honesty of Tinsel Town.
If you'll recall from February of 2018, one of the radio hosts posed as a Ukrainian official who had information damaging to Trump, and was willing to share it with Schiff. Gaetz is smart to bring this up now, with Schiff working hard to impeach Trump for a phone call in which he didn't actually pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating Joe and Hunter Biden. With impeachment fever hitting triple digits in Washington (less so in the rest of the country), it's important to remember three things:
- Zelensky said his phone call with Trump was friendly, involved no pressure, and that virtually all the major news organizations clipped 540 words out of the middle of their conversation to make it appear otherwise.
- Joe Biden bragged about pressuring Ukraine into firing an investigator looking into his son Hunter, by threatening to withhold a billion dollars worth of aid.
- Schiff himself is no stranger to making stuff up, then claiming it was just a prank when he got caught.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff