Meacham On Trump Voters: Trump Appeals To ‘Lizard Brain’ ‘White Guys’

 

How about some nuggets from the trail to start off a Monday. For some reason I don’t think Jon Meacham has much respect for us Trump supporters. Here is the first nugget.

 

 

Here is one to think about. Doesn’t sound good to me.

 

This is what happens when Gramps starts to sundown with dementia. Sounds like its time to go back to the basement.

 

 

Biden Says America Is ‘An Idea’ That ‘We Never Lived Up To’ – and Here’s Why He’s Wrong

An ad no less from Biden.

I will end with a feel good moment.

 

 

That’s it folks.  The best of the swamp.

 

 

Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry with Petro Proroshenko

The sleeper report put out by the Senate of the Biden malfeasance has been out for almost a month. As Newt Gingrich keeps saying, read the report. Even better yet, let me include the audio of taped phone conversations that include Kerry and Biden which make clear that corruption was the order of the day with Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report that revealed millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Read the report- link below to overview:

Johnson, Grassley Release Report on Conflicts-of-Interest Investigation

Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns

Hunter Biden

A copy of the full report is available here.

Copies of the investigation’s interview transcripts and exhibits are available here.

The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing, however depositions from former Ukrainian officials  who were directly involved, as well as leaked recordings between Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Proroshenko have painted a picture of textbook corruption. Notably, Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach was sanctioned by the Treasury Department for “spreading disinformation to ‘undermine’ the former vice president” when he leaked several recordings of “voices similar to Poroshenko and Biden” discussing the quid-pro-quo, which Derkach says a journalist gave to him.

Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry.

Note about half way through is an ad to subscribe. Wait a few seconds and the report continues.

Sources from an earlier post:

It would be great if the media could bother reading the reports and exhibits. Just saying. Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Facebook adviser on “election policy” was VP Biden’s adviser to Ukraine

Now we learn who is in charge of Facebook’s “election integrity on the platform” – no less than someone who was a policy adviser to Biden.

Anna Makanju is currently blocking all of the negative evidence of Hunter and Joe Biden’s corrupt activity in Ukraine and is the same person who was coordinating the corrupt activity between the Biden family payoffs and Ukraine. She was born and raised in the Soviet Union.

The swamp is very deep indeed. First a refresher:

Earlier I posted Joe Biden’s super PAC head run by a foreign ageny.  which identified more money connections with the Ukraine and Bursima.“

A former Joe Biden aide has filed paperwork to form a super PAC, called Unite the Country, that is set to boost the former vice president with millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary,” Politico reported.

The firm worked for the party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, as a subcontractor to Blue Star Strategies, a Washington lobbying shop run by two veterans of the Clinton administration.

Blue Star has another connection to the Bidens: The firm advised the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden served on its board, according to The Times.

Now the latest with our good friends-

Anna Makanju is the Facebook executive in charge of “election integrity on the platform”; and guess what her job was before that position… “Previously, she was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to former US Vice President Joe Biden”. (citation)

Source: Conservative Tree House

Biden-Ukraine Accusations Senate report includes leaked phone calls

 

We have been through the Hunter-Biden Ukraine story what seems like forever. However this one may have some legs. Included in the video below is the well played Biden displaying his machismo in firing a Ukrainian prosecutor but included are the phone calls. Worth the listen:

Senate Republicans are set to release their long-awaited report on Joe and Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine, and is expected to conclude that Hunter Biden’s lucrative seat the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma impacted Obama-era Ukraine policy, which was led by Joe Biden at the time, according to The Hill.

The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing, however depositions from former Ukrainian officials  who were directly involved, as well as leaked recordings between Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Proroshenko have painted a picture of textbook corruption. Notably, Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach was sanctioned by the Treasury Department for “spreading disinformation to ‘undermine’ the former vice president” when he leaked several recordings of “voices similar to Poroshenko and Biden” discussing the quid-pro-quo, which Derkach says a journalist gave to him.

Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry.

 

H/T: Zero Hedge

Does anyone care anymore? All is well in the swamp.

State Dept. Documents Show Burisma Caught Paying $7 million Bribe Months After Hunter Biden Placed on Its Board

 

State Department documents were buried for five years and finally uncovered that show that Burisma, the company Hunter Biden was a Board member of, paid a $7 million bribe to local prosecutors investigating the Ukrainian firm’s corruption.

All of this news of course comes a day late and a dollar short. No doubt all of this will come out after the November election. After all, this only took 5 years to find this piece of gold. Maria Bartiromo comes up with some great interviews on Sunday morning. She keeps whacking away. Of course the Democrats are shaking in their boots. Still its worthy of note since no one else is covering it. Solomon’s piece is well worth the full look for those who enjoy the weeds.

John Solomon’s Just the News reported today:

Just eight months after Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter joined the board of Burisma Holdings, U.S. officials in Kiev developed evidence that the Ukrainian gas company may have paid a $7 million bribe to the local prosecutors investigating the firm for corruption, according to interviews and State Department memos.

 

State officials believed the alleged bribe was paid between May and December 2014 and got confirmation from one prosecutor. They argued the bribe amounted to a “gross miscarriage of justice that undermined months of US assistance” to fight corruption in Ukraine, contemporaneous memos show.

The anecdote, buried in five-year-old diplomatic files, provides a fresh illustration of the awkward, uncomfortable conflict of interest State officials perceived as they tried to fight pervasive corruption in Ukraine under Joe Biden’s leadership while the vice president’s son collected large payments as a board member for an energy firm widely viewed as corrupt.

A short time after this Joe Biden was in the Ukraine demanding that a prosecutor looking into Burisma be fired before the Obama Administration would provide the Ukraine money desperately needed to keep the country afloat.

Senator Ron Johnson wants to know what was the reason for the firing of the prosecutor in the Ukraine that Biden bragged about:

 

 

“What was the Serious Offense of Viktor Shokin? Why Did US Come to Conclusion he Had to be Fired?” – Sen. Ron Johnson is Looking at Biden’s Burisma Scandal.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

Other than this all is well in the swamp.

John Bolton – pocketed $115,000 from Ukraine oligarch, Clinton Foundation donor

 

Bolton has been having his pockets filled by the usual suspects. Instead of Russia Russia Russia how about Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine? Oligarch Pinchuk first offer? More about him a bit later.

Bolton’s first appearance at a Pinchuk-backed gathering came last fall, when he participated in a discussion panel in Kiev with former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R), former Defense secretary Robert Gates and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Date of the post:June 12, 2018

Asked about Trump during the discussion, Bolton said “I didn’t support him” in the GOP primary, according to a video of the event. He added that Trump “doesn’t care as much about policy as other American presidents have. That doesn’t reflect my view, but it reflects his view.”

 

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton pocketed $115,000 from Ukrainian steel oligarch Viktor Pinchuk’s foundation shortly before entering President Donald Trump’s White House as national security adviser, a position first held in the Trump White House by General Michael Flynn.

Photo: pinchukfund.org

 

financial disclosure shows that Bolton accepted $115,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for a pair of speeches in September 2017 and February 2018

Bolton also reported $165,000 from Counter Extremism Project United, a nonprofit entity that seeks to combat extremist groups, and $747,000 from speaking fees.

The largest speaking fees came from a foundation run by Ukrainian steel magnate Viktor Pinchuk.

At the former speech in Kiev, Bolton sat on a panel and basically expressed that the national security establishment would not allow Trump to become unconventional on policy.

(But of course….Bolton and his team of Neo-Cons had no intention of allowing Trump to create his own foreign policy.)

As the Washington Post noted, Pinchuk has exceeded $10 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

National security adviser John Bolton was paid $115,000 in the past year to participate in two panel discussions sponsored by the foundation of an Ukrainian steel magnate — including one in Kiev last September, during which Bolton reassured the audience that President Trump would not radically change U.S. foreign policy.

“The notion that [Trump’s election] is going to represent a dramatic break in foreign policy is just wrong,” Bolton said, responding to a question from a British interviewer. “Calm down, for God’s sake,” he continued.

Bolton’s appearances at the Kiev event and at another event in Munich this February were paid for by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according a financial disclosure form released Monday by the White House.

Clinton Global Initiative Forum, Hong Kong
Victor Pinchuk, Founder and Chairman of The Victor Pinchuk Foundation

 

 

Pinchuk has donated more than $10 million to the family foundation of former president Bill Clinton and former ­secretary of state Hillary Clinton. In 2011, Pinchuk met with one of Clinton’s aides at the State Department to relay a message from Ukraine’s president at the time, Viktor Yanukovych. The meeting was described in Clinton emails later released by the State Department.

 

 

 

 

 

Bolton also reported $118,000 for speaking to large banks: Deutsche Bank paid him $72,000 for a speech in May 2017, and British bank HSBC paid him $46,000 for speeches in June and August 2017.

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows cut right through the machinations of the bipartisan Swamp Class Monday, throwing shade on Bolton’s unverified claim that President Trump wanted to withhold Ukraine’s military aid for some reason, possibly due to Ukraine’s well-documented interference in the 2016 election against Trump. Republicans continue to rally behind the president, except for Utah senator Mitt Romney, who is crafting mainstream media headlines with his pro-Bolton advocacy. 

Opsie: Romney’s adviser revealed as a Burisma board member

September 27, 2019

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

Oh, and about this little thing:

American journalist traced the connection between Biden, Clinton and the Ukrainian oligarch Pinchuk

March 4, 2019

Against the background of the last sensational investigations In relation to Joe Biden’s activities in Ukraine, American journalist Den Bongini has traced the connection between Biden, Hillary Clinton and Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk.

“This is a shocking story, and the Russian intervention case is a crumb compared to how people who know each other have contributed to the well-being of each other,” the journalist wonders.

During the election campaign of 2016 in the United States, the journalists of The New York Times stated that the Clinton Foundation collaborated with Victor Pinchuk, who became a donor to the foundation, donating $ 25 million.

Victor Pinchuk is a Ukrainian billionaire and founder of Interpipe, a manufacturer of steel pipes. He also owns Credit-Dnepr Bank, several ferroalloy plants and a media empire. He is married to Elena Pinchuk, the daughter of ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.

Between September 2011 and November 2012, Douglas E. Schoen, a former political consultant to Bill Clinton, organized about a dozen meetings with representatives of the State Department and Pinchuk to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.

One day, a Ukrainian oligarch even provided his private plane for the Clintons and went to Los Angeles for 2011 to celebrate Bill Clinton’s 65 birthday.

In July, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce began investigating complaints that Ukraine (Pinchuk companies in particular) and 8 from other countries illegally collapsed steel pipe prices, selling them at a lower price.

The shadow of these charges could fall on Hillary, who was planning to take the presidency, so politicians began to distance themselves from the Ukrainian oligarch.

Against the background of studying Clinton’s ties with Pinchuk in 2014, the official representative of the Democratic candidate, Nick Merrill, said that Pinchuk had never met Clinton during that time. is he сказал The New York Times, that “from 21 January 2009 of the year to 1 February of 2013, the Ukrainian businessman“ never appeared in her schedule ”.

At the same time, Hillary Clinton’s emails stolen by hackers, issued via Wikileaks, showed the opposite and confirmed the constant contact between Pinchuk and the Clintons.

Read more

 

Hmmm. Next stop to load up the trunk with some goodies.

Tip of the Fedora and more at National File

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Liz Cheney and her support of Alexander Vindman

How do these foreigners rise to such high places? Just asking.

Liz Cheney never met a war she didn’t like. And why not. She is your classic Neo-Con. She warns us not to question Vindman who testified.  Let’s look back at part of a post from October 29, 2019 knowing what we know now about Vindman and comment on what we know now. Included a part of a CNN clip.

Shouting match erupts in Vindman deposition as Democrats …

https://www.cnn.com › politics › vindman-testimony-whistleblower-identity
 Democrats and Republicans got into a shouting match behind closed doors on Tuesday while interviewing a witness in the impeachment investigation, with Democrats accusing Republicans of trying to out the anonymous whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry,

No doubt one of her buddies along with Jack Keene who is on Fox regularly. The connection?

 

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) warned fellow politicos not to question the patriotism of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry. http://huffp.st/IXIlFg6 

Liz Cheney Rips Fellow Republicans For Attacking Impeachment Witness’ Patriotism

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

huffpost.com

Really? How do these foreigners rise to such high places? Just asking.

We all have an affinity to our homeland where we came from,” former Republican Rep. Sean Duffy told CNN, adding, “He has an affinity, I think, for the Ukraine. He speaks Ukrainian. He came from the country and he wants to make sure they’re safe and free.” When asked by CNN host John Berman if he thought Vindman was looking out for America first, Duffy refused to say yes.

UPDATE II

Jim Hoft

@gatewaypundit

Shifty Schiff’s Star Tuesday Witness, Alexander Vindman, Is Connected to Obama’s Russian Ambassador and Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson @JoeHoft @DanScavino https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/shifty-schiffs-star-tuesday-witness-alexander-vindman-is-connected-to-obamas-russian-ambassador-and-fusion-gpss-glenn-simpson/  via @gatewaypundit

Shifty Schiff’s Star Tuesday Witness, Alexander Vindman, Is Connected to Obama’s Russian Ambassador…

Yesterday Colonel Alexander Vindman was the witness in Adam Schiff’s basement chamber of secrets.  No doubt he brought with him to the Capital tricks and not treats. During questioning on Tuesday…

thegatewaypundit.com

We learn now that Ukraine wanted Vidman to be their Minister of Defense.. three times they asked him.. Cozy..

Our stalwart Mustang makes  this observation:

LtCol Alexander Vindman, who works as an “area expert” on the NSC Staff in matter pertaining to Russia and Ukraine, has a twin-brother, who is LtCol Yevgeny Vindman who is also assigned to the NSC Staff as a lawyer responsible for “ethnical complaints.”   

 

So when Alexander testified that he took his concerns about the Trump phone call to the NSC Staff legal department, he actually took the complaint to his twin brother whose job it is to address ethical complaints.

 

Honestly, if this doesn’t sound like a conspiracy, then I don’t know what does.

 

Found information on Wikipedia.
Vindman is married. His identical twin brother, Yevgeny S. Vindman, is an Army lieutenant colonel and JAG Officer who is assigned as an attorney on the National Security Council staff handling ethics issues.[3][22] Vindman has an older brother, Leonid Vindman, who was also commissioned as an officer in the Army.[22]
Just a comment. In the hearing he stated his so called war injuries were so great he went back to work the next day.
This video is from October-
Liz Cheney condemns attacks questioning Alexander Vindman’s loyalty to US

The Institute for the Study of War.

Just what is the  Institute for the Study of War? Unfortunately,  much of their original information disappeared from their website. Thanking various military contractors for hosting dinners, and of course Liz Cheney’s name and picture are no longer prominently displayed. (Information is from an old post done back in 2013.)

We are on the front lines of military thinking.

Our Mission

“The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.”

 

According to 2011 tax documents, directors included: Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney and founder of the right-wing advocacy group Keep America SafeWilliam Kristol, editor of the neoconservative flagship magazine the Weekly StandardJack Keane, a retired four-star general who coauthored with Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute “Choosing Victory,” a 2007 study that served as a blueprint for the so-called “surge” in Iraq; Dennis Showalter, a military historian; Hal Hirsch; Bill Roberti; and Kim Kagan.

According to its 2011 Form 990, ISW had operating expenses of just under $1.9 million that year, up from $1.57 in 2010.

A non-exhaustive Right Web investigation of Form 990 U.S. tax records revealed nearly $700,000 in donations from charitable foundations during 2007-2009.

ISW has increasingly drawn support from military contractors with stakes in the issues that the institute studies.

“According to ISW’s last annual report,” noted Consortium News in December 2012, “its original supporters were mostly right-wing foundations, such as the Smith-Richardson Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, but it now is backed by national security contractors, including major ones like Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and CACI, as well as lesser-known firms such as DynCorp International, which provides training for Afghan police, and Palantir, a technology company founded with the backing of the CIA’s venture-capital arm, In-Q-Tel. Palantir supplies software to U.S. military intelligence in Afghanistan.”[18]

Donations included nearly $180,000 from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a premier neoconservative advocacy group, as well as $60,000 from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, a right-wing foundation that has funded other militarist outfits like the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum, earning it a spot among the top funders of the anti-Islamic discourse in the United States according to a 2011 report by the Center for American Progress. The Marcus Foundation, which has also supported MEMRI, contributed another $250,000 to ISW during this period. (For a full list of Right Web’s findings, click here.)

ISW’S Corporate Council:


Board of Directors

Elizabeth Cheney, Esq.

Founder, Keep America Safe

2011

General Jack Keane,

(U.S. Army, Ret.)

Chairman of the

Board of Directors

Founder, Keane Advisors LLC

Dr. Kimberly Kagan

Founder and President,

Institute for the Study of

War

Dr. William Kristol

Founder and Editor,

The Weekly Standard

Information above is from an earlier B-ville post below. Unfortunately some links are dead. Financial info is dated but you get the drift.

Liz Cheney, Elizabeth O’Bagy, Military contractors- a toxic brew

(The post is well worth looking at…. guess who shows up? Good old Moustafa of impeachment fame.)

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

 

Joe Biden you forget your role in the Ukraine

 

Let’s have a refresher on just what the Dems and in particular Biden and Obama did to help out Ukraine with military aid during their tenure. In fact it was zip.

Why didn’t the United States provide it when Biden was the Obama administration’s point man on Ukraine? But of course no one is asking Biden about it.

For Biden to now attack Trump for a temporary delay in a new round of lethal military aid reeks of hypocrisy.

It was on Biden’s watch that the United States refused to deliver military aid at all. Yet the same vice president who sat impassively while Ukraine’s president begged for weapons now dares to cite the Russian threat to Ukraine in castigating Trump?

So what did the Obama administration give Ukraine? Instead of rocket-propelled grenades, we provided food rations. As one frustrated former Pentagon official put it at the time, “What kind of message does that send anyway?”

Read more

Steve Hilton does a great roundup on the Dems forgetting about Obama’s involvement with Ukraine

 

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Pelosi and her Ukraine Legislative Aide – No friend of Trump

What is with having all of these foreigners knee deep in Congress? There aren’t enough Americans needing jobs that they have to cull the swamp in other countries? You bet there is a story here with Nan. And the Dems are worried about Trump and his loyalty? Does anyone still wonder why they want Trump out?

Nancy Pelosi is neck deep in Ukraine politics.  Her legislative aide, Ivanna Voronovych, is from the Ukraine and is connected to the Ukrainian Embassy, the Ukrainian military, the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian party life.

Voronovych is no friend of President Trump – distributing anti-Trump propaganda about the Trump balloon in London  –

Why is this girl on Pelosi’s staff?  Why does Pelosi have a Ukrainian party girl whose parents are connected to the Ukrainian military and government on her staff?  What is going on here?

And what did happen with Diane Feinstein and her Chinese buds?

Why is there never an investigation into the Democrats corruption?

Senator Feinstein quietly covered up that her driver and San Francisco office director of 20 years had been spying for the Chinese government, …

How about Clinton and her massive corruption? and the Awan bros-

Here’s why Hillary Clinton losing her security clearance …here

For instance, the group of House IT aides who made up what amounted to a spy ring didn’t even have to undergo background checks to get their insider positions—jobs that allowed them to see and copy all of the emails and more from the members of Congress they worked for.

Evidence shows that Imran Awan, the head of the group who was an IT aide working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, was spying on congressmen and even congressional staffers.

Better yet…

Debbie Wasserman Shultzs brother, Asst Attorney of D.C Steven Wasserman is Overseeing Imran Awan Case

Yep-  Trump Is Right: A ‘Pakistani Mystery Man’ Awan Has Documents Wasserman Schultz Didn’t Want Prosecutors To See

No wonder Schultz went off the radar…no longer out there… just hanging back until Trump is gone.

 

Just a few of the corrupt in D.C. No wonder they want Trump impeached. They are trying to save their sorry whatever.

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Giuliani falls for Schiff’s set up – goes on CNN and damages President over Ukraine

 

Those of us following the story know the deal. Biden’s son who knows nothing about energy but a lot about cocaine reaped big bucks thanks to dad. Schiff had the take-down planned with his mole deep in the White House. Rudy has been outflanked. We had Biden on the ropes. Why on earth is Rudy even involved in this?

Rudy fell for the set-up. Goes on CNN with Chris Cuomo. The Dems had been at the ready laying in wait. The set-up:

Schiff: ‘Biden Ukraine Scandal should be off limits’

Bonus:

 

Few have been following the story with so many moving parts. Keep in mind we know the story. But we are political junkies.

Let me cut to the chase. Why Giuliani is still on Trump’s payroll makes no sense. He is simply a publicity hound purely for himself. Considering he would go on Cuomo’s program to debate the Biden Ukraine business tells us all we need to. 

Many have been posting about Biden’s son’s corruption for years. Without notice. Now in one fell swoop Rudy managed to make it look like Trump was out to get his opponent. Well done Rudy. If one hasn’t been following the story, it would appear Trump was out to get Biden.

Cliff note edition of Giuliani doing the President no good.

 

Those of us following the story know the deal. Here is a refresher.

 

Full version of the CNN smack down.

 

Thats my take on it, what’s yours? A master plan? This will be used on the talkies this weekend and not to the benefit of Trump.

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