Trump and Rudy: The Post-Election Downfall

 

What to do with the problem of Rudy.  What I am about to give you as a post will be controversial. We all recall Rudy in happier days as the fighter for the little guy. Broken windows guy that would turn the cesspool of Times Square around. The “I love New York” would apply to the city. People wanted to live there again. It was good. Rudy was  good.

Fast forward to the days of Donald Trump. This now is a 76 year old man. If any of us had wearied of him with his Trump’s Ukraine handling, we were in for a lot more of him as the impeachment fiasco began. Although many of us believed in the Ukraine cause, his handling seemed to many as an opportunity for self- aggrandizement.  A frequent flyer on Fox – more than happy to fill the airwaves after trudging the globe in search of his truth.

But something seemed to go terrible wrong when it came to the Trump re-election. We had known for months that election fraud was in the works. As I watch the impeachment hearing as I write, Trump made dozens of tweets regarding his worry over election fraud.

Yet inexplicably, we saw nothing in the works to challenge the process. That apparently was to come later. But that never came later. Even as the election day unfolded nothing was in place to challenge nor document what was happening. Apparently after the election. But even that never really happened.

I can attest to that regarding Pennsylvania. Living rather close to the Capitol, I receive more political stories via local media than the average person. What happened in PA was a travesty, and Rudy was the presenter of the travesty. I followed the litigation of Rudy. It was not pretty,

He went into that Pennsylvania courtroom and was destroyed. Here is a partial transcript:

Matthew W. Brann, U.S. District Judge: So it’s correct to say then that you’re not alleging fraud in the amended complaint?

Rudy Giuliani: No, your honor, it does not, because we incorporate by reference in 150 all of the allegations that precede it, which include a long explanation of a fraudulent, fraudulent process, a planned fraudulent process.

Judge: I understand that. So the amended complaint, does the amended complaint plead fraud with particularity?

Rudy: No, your honor, and it doesn’t plead fraud. It pleads the, it pleads the plan, the scheme that we lay out in 132 to 149 without characterizing.”

SOURCE: audio clip

Despite alleging voter fraud in his opening remarks, President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani later backtracked when pressed by a Pennsylvania judge on Nov. 18. (Well worth listening the clip and seems to be free.)

But let me turn the story over to The Lid:

Former Overstock CEO Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Rudy Giuliani’s Post-Election Decline

 

Whether or not one believes that voter fraud swayed the election, at times his work on the 2020 election results on behalf of President Trump at times became something of a joke.  A blog post by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, explains the Mayor’s post-election decline. In a truly heartbreaking story Byrne describes Rudy Giuliani as if he was a doddering grandpa, and someone who was regularly ‘s***-faced’ while coordinating the legal effort. Rudy Giuliani decline.

‘Almost every evening, and many early afternoons, Rudy was s***-faced,’ Byrne wrote, quoting others.

That wasn’t even the worst of it.  I encourage you to go to Byrne’s site and read the full account of the post-election decline of Rudy Giuliani and disaster that was President Trump’s post-election legal effort:

How DJT Lost the White House, Chapter 1: All the President’s Teams (11/3 – 12/17)

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Nine hours later, Monday morning at 10 AM, Rudy Giuliani took the stage at a joint press conference held with Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellison. Rudy was meant to give a synopsis of where things stood, and then introduce Sidney Powell, who was going to discuss the possibility of mass election fraud on a scale no one was yet comprehending. That it was not about a couple hundred dead people voting here, or a few hundred illegals voting there, but about something deeper, systemic….. Unprecedented.

 

 

 

Instead of sticking to the plan, Rudy Giuliani got carried away, and huffed and puffed his way around the stage for 40 minutes about how many hundreds of dead people had voted here and how illegal people had voted there….. And Joe Frazier still voted! As he worked himself up like Grandpa, repeating all the same points he had been making for days, hair die ran down both sides of his face, unnoticed.

Nine hours earlier, he had had nine shots of whiskey in under 90 minutes.

(Ed: Any of us who witnessed this presentation in real time had to know whatever the plan was if any, we were in real trouble with Rudy at the helm.)

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…….but we all began to wonder: What’s the strategy here? Is there a strategy? Rudy’s strategy (if there is one) just seems to be a long march through the courts. Taking cases to the states and appellate levels. Imagining he is going to win by running the tables through the court system. Or getting state politicians to do something brave. But that was not going to work, as the courts are ponderous anywhere, especially disinclined to get involved in election matters, and were already setting court dates out past January 20. And politicians do not do brave things. Yet Rudy just kept plodding along, with an occasional hearing, a daily podcast. It did not make any sense.

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….So whatever Republican loyalists around the country coughed up those hundreds of millions, in donations of $10 and $20…. They were all fleeced. It was a big joke: there was a pot of hundreds of millions of dollars given by Republican rank-and-file to Republican Bigshots to help reverse-engineer and unscramble whatever had happened on November 3, and not a penny was going to any activity related to doing so. It was all being held by people at the top licking their lips.

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There are several great clips at the link. Thanks go to The Lid

A good blog and worth the visit.

Other than. this all is well in the swamp.

 

Where is the GOP regarding election fraud?

 

I think this nails it. I fault the GOP. A merry band of volunteers trying to save the USA is not my idea of a professional response. Anyone with sense should have known that having ego-centric Rudy Giuliano as the head honcho would come close to dooming the outcome.

One only had to look at the Ukraine fiasco with him trying to make his points with his bulging eyeballs popping out of his head and spittle landing on the camera lens.

I for one am sick of him.

 

 

A source who spoke to Breitbart News on background suggested that the team had hoped to work with her, but that Powell’s public claims had gone beyond the scope of the evidence they had seen and believed they could prove in court.

Powell had pursued a theory that Dominion voting machines, operating with Smartmatic software, were manipulable and had been responsible for switching votes from Trump to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. She also alleged that Dominion had worked with foreign governments, including Venezuela, and produced an affidavit purporting to support that allegation.

My suspicion? She touched the third rail with the CIA server over in Europe. Anyone want to bet the CIA has dirty hands around the world?

As for Trump. He bears some blame. Why doesn’t  he get rid of Wray and Haskell? Why didn’t he have the federal Marshalls lined up to step in? It is a federal election isn’t it? Why wasn’t he in court before the election. Now we sit around waiting to lose the  Georgia senate seats. Voting starts December 4 as I recall and it is the same old same old. Sitting around and letting it happen it seems to me. Just saying.

If anyone thinks that should Trump fail he will be around in four years think again. The entire deep state will make his and his family and all his minions lives a total hell. Look for them to kneecap him with endless legal action. Just look at Flynn. The courts will be happy to oblige.

Everything swell here in the swamp.

Just who in the world is Lev Parnas?

 

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by Mustang

The House of Representative’s ace in the hole is everything we’ve come to expect of the Democratic Party.  Lev Parnas is that ace Democrats have been placing all their hopes on for a conviction of Donald J. Trump in the United States Senate, Mr. Trump and his legal team must be celebrating his acquittal even before the trial begins.

Lev Parnas is a Ukrainian-American “businessman” who has said that he’s got the goods on President Trump’s misconduct, which Democrats contend involves a conspiracy with Ukrainian officials to derail the presidential candidacy of Joe Biden.  Lev Parnas claims that he participated with the Trump administration in the search for detrimental information concerning Trump’s political opponents.

Parnas claims that he has proof against Trump/Giuliani, including a photograph taken with Trump.  The photograph was taken in 2006, which in case anyone is paying attention, was a full ten years ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

So then, who is this guy?

Lev Parnas was born in Odessa, Ukraine, when Ukraine was still a satellite of the Soviet Union.  He migrated to the United States when he was about 3-years old.  He grew up in Detroit, Michigan and then later in Brooklyn, New York.  As a recent graduate from Baruch College, he worked for Kings Highway Realty, where he sold Trump Organization co-op apartments.

 

Parnas and Giuliani

In 1996, Parnas moved to Florida where he worked in several businesses involving real estate, securities, precious metals, and then ended up starting his own company, which he named Parnas Holdings.  After failing in a film project, he partnered with Igor Fruman in an energy venture.

According to the Miami Herald, Parnas owes more debt than he has net worth.  Igor Fruman was born in Belarus, migrated to the United States, and lived in Detroit, Michigan before migrating to South Florida.

His business interests have been an import/export company, a beach bar in Ukraine, and fund-raising for Jewish charities.  He is also an associate of Ihor Kolomoyskyi, a wealthy Ukrainian who is under investigation by the Department of Justice for money laundering.

At this point, one might wonder what benefit Democrats think Parnas could offer their case against Trump, but it gets worse.

 

Democrats contend that Lev and Igor are (or have been) associates of Rudy Giuliani and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.  According to CNN, the two men were recently arrested because of their involvement in an effort to influence US politics and policy through foreign funds paid to members of congress.

So far in the investigation, however, all we know for certain is that Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman had lunch with Giuliani a few hours before they were arrested by the FBI.  Then, according to journalist Peter Weber, Giuliani is guilty of taking Igor to the state funeral of George H. W. Bush.

Grasping at straws comes to mind.

Lev Parnas is the founder and CEO of a company called Fraud Guarantee.  Fraud Guarantee hired Giuliani Partners to provide legal advice, allegedly paying Giuliani’s firm a half-million dollars for their services.

Another allegation is that Florida officials may have dissolved Fraud Guarantee before it hired Giuliani’s consulting firm because Fraud Guarantee failed to file an annual report.  When did the state of Florida take this action?  In 2014.  Whether any of this is true may not matter, because unless someone alleges that Giuliani accepted the half-million dollars as a bribe, there is no crime in accepting money in exchange for services rendered so long as the services are legal.

To the best of my knowledge, offering legal advice is still a lawful enterprise.  More to the point, Mr. Giuliani’s status of Mr. Trump’s personal attorney does not preclude Giuliani from having other clients.  No one alleges any wrongdoing by Giuliani Partners, but everyone with a progressive agenda is happy to imply that Giuliani is somehow guilty by association.

According to Parnas’ story, Giuliani sent he and Igor to Ukraine in late 2018 to look for damaging information about President Trump’s political opponent, Joe Biden —I suppose in a somewhat similar fashion to the DNC’s concoction of the Steele Dossier. In November 2019, Parnas told CNN that he would be willing to testify to Congress regarding these activities, which also involved Representative Devin Nunes.  Soon after, everyone in the Democratic Party wet themselves.

Maybe Parnas’ testimony will work out for House Democrats, but Parnas and Fruman were arrested by the FBI on 9 Oct 2019 and charged with planning to transfer funds from a foreign government to US officials.  So, this actually may not go in the direction House Democrats hoped.

In 2018, Parnas and Fruman donated funds and pledge further additional money to an unnamed member of Congress, who was “recruited” for the campaign to oust US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.  These were donations that not only violated campaign limits but were also funneled to the congress-critter through a shell company.  Former Representative Pete Sessions is believed to be the “officially unnamed” member of congress.

As my good friend Bunkerville keeps reminding us, all is well in the swamp.

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That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.  —Marcus Aurelius

 

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

 

Schiff: ‘Biden Ukraine Scandal should be off limits’

 

Trump made a comment that he should ask Barr to investigate Joe Biden’s foreign ties and suddenly like magic now the entire Left is saying presidential candidates shouldn’t be spied on. One thing you have to say for the Dems, they sure stick together. Not like the weasels on the GOP Senate Intelligence Committee who voted to try and snag Donald Trump Jr in a perjury trap.

Joe Biden

It was a miss step in my view, for Giuliani to announce he was headed for the Ukraine, but then, Rudy is a media hog anyway. Better heads prevailed and he has cancelled the idea apparently. But no matter, the story will come to naught, after all, it’s just good old Joe being good old Joe.

Now the China story. That is the one that might have better legs after Biden make his comments about China. Joe Biden: ‘China not bad folks, not competition to us’

This after his son made out like a bandit.

 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that Joe Biden’s Ukraine corruption scandal should be off limits as the 2020 US election approaches, and that President Trump shouldn’t be allowed to investigate – or encourage Ukraine to investigate.

Biden has come under fire for a March, 2016 incident in Kiev in which he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees to Ukraine unless President Petro Poroshenko fired his head prosecutor, General Viktor Shokin, who was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. As it so happens, Joe’s son Hunter Biden sat on Burisma’s board, and waas indirectly paid as much as $50,000 per month

‘I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” bragged Biden, recalling the conversation with Poroshenko.

Well, son of a bitch, he got fired,” Biden gloated.

The tape at about 5:40 addresses the Ukraine scandal.

 

 

The comments by Biden in asking the firing of the Ukraine Prosecutor are in the first few minutes of the clip.

 

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Thanks WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.

 

 

 

Obama: ‘That’s just how White folks will do you’

Let’s trot out this old post done back on October 20, 2012. Now that Rudy Giuliani has opened the door for us to have the much heralded “conversation” on race that the Left keeps harping on, and for Holder who thinks we are “a Nation of cowards,” let’s take a look at what Obama has to say about us “White Folks.” The clip includes portions of the book that were scrubbed.

When I caught the headline from Breitbart that the audiobook version of Obama’s book had scrubbed mentions of Frank Marshall Davis, a video I had seen some time ago came to mind. To me, the portions left out were far more explosive than any discussions of the trio of Davis, Axelrod and Jarrett and Communism. The portions left out gave a glimpse of his anger towards white people. It explained far more about his motivations in governance than Davis. So if  you have a bit of time, it is worth looking at. Part below from a the Breitbart excerpt.

Excerpt from Breitbart:

Professor: ‘Dreams from My Father’ Audiobook Oddly Scrubs Mentions of Frank Marshall Davis

This is the latest in a series of exclusive interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, Cold War historian and professor of political science, on his blockbuster book, The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

The Communist is based on declassified material from Soviet archives, FBI files, and archived articles from Communist Party publications. Among the material reproduced in Kengor’s book are reports from Davis’s 600-page FBI file listing Davis’s Communist Party number: 47544. Kengor’s book provides stunning information that the mainstream media has carefully avoided. Like Breitbart News’s Vetting project, Kengor’s exposé is doing the vetting of Obama that the pro-Obama media refuses to do.

Breitbart News Network: Professor Kengor, you’ve told us some very intriguing things about Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, including the interview we did on the troika of Obama, David Axelrod, and Valerie Jarrett, all of whom have common political ancestors in Chicago’s Communist Party circles in the 1940s. (A great interview that explains the three’s connection with Frank Marshall Davis.) But let us get to the heart of the matter:

“That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserved of their scorn.”Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama and his Marxist Professors. ‘I chose my friends carefully’

It’s too bad the Media can’t find it within themselves to question Obama about his lack of love of America. Rudy Giuliani sure is having his feet held to the fire regarding his statements questioning Obama’s lack of viewing the good ole USA as exceptional. Just for the record, here are Obama’s own words. Why not ask Obama what has made him change his mind or has he? After all “transforming America” doesn’t sound like he has.

Barack Obama’s DREAMS FROM MY FATHER:A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints.We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure.We were alienated.

Is this just youthful Marxism? For a look at Obama’s socialist relationships after college,click on this link.Here’s a video of Senator Obama endorsing socialist Bernie Sanders for Senate. (You will note his “Community Organizer” cadence in the clip.) He chose Sanders over the Democratic candidate.

Here’s some of the quotes from the endorsement:Obama calls Bernie Sanders an “outstanding candidate”,Obama says “things can change”,Obama said “I want to make sure everybody is as enthusiastic as I am” concerning Bernie Sanders and “only a handful of wrong headed people don’t like him.” These amazing quotes are on this video the Obama campaign hopes you don’t see.Obama doesn’t seem to mind endorsing and hanging out with socialists.

H/T: News Alert

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