Monday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh maintained a House Intelligence Committee hearing that featured testimony from FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers was meant to send a message to President Donald Trump and his administration. Limbaugh argued that although there were some good questions from Republicans members during the hearing, it was meant to be a warning shot at Trump — allow Washington Republicans to run the town or face possible impeachment. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): These hearings today, what happened last week and the week before that, what
Republicans haven´t got the guts to talk about a budget or repeal Obamacare. But, they would have the guts to Impeach their own Republican President. Now, that´s ridiculous right there. No, more than ridiculous- ludicrous!
I´m not buying it, and I can guarantee you President Trump is not buying it.
Rush is doing the Uniparty bidding and has been for some time which is one of the reasons I had to turn him off over a year ago. Of course they want to shut PDJT down, they haven´t had a budget in how long? They´re all used to their slush funds and special interest projects being financed - how dare this President put the brakes on the money tree?
If the Republicans were to impeach Trump because of his pledge to go to Washington, DC and drain the swamp, those Republicans would be massacred in the 2018 primary election. There would then be nothing to keep President Trump from going into their States and campaigning against those Republicans.
Rush is actually right. Comey keeps the Russia investigation open like a sword of Damocles and he thinks that is enough to control Trump. I hope not. Everyone is saying the only crime/evidence relates to Flynn. But don´t forget the release of transcripts of Trumps calls with foreign leaders in Mexico and Australia, and that Yates was involved in the Flynn matter.
Finally, don´t forget that when he says DOJ allowed him to say what he wanted about the Russia thing but nothing that would help Trump like about the leaks, that Sessions recused himself about the Russia stuff, but not the leaks. So that decision was likely by an Obama holdover, not Sessions.
And the last finally, slimy Comey lied when asked why he informed DNI Clapper and the White House between July and March when he said there was no DNI at that time b/c Coats had not yet been confirmed. Clapper, an Obama shill was DNI. He perjured himself.
Rush is on target and is trying to help PDT against the swamp creatures. I don´t understand how Rush could possibly be lumped together with the Uniparty he spends every minute of the week denouncing. In any case, the "hearing" yesterday was obviously just fake theatre, and Sir Edmund is still enjoying her Free Pass.
When it all comes out my guess is some rino republicans will have some explaining to do. I would love to now how many republicans senators voted for Hillary. It very obvious Cruz & Rand Paul are the only true conservatives in the senate, the rest are McCain followers.
If WTP wait until impeachment begins before we get out the pitchforks, it will be too late. While the Left is taking actions against us, we sit here and talk talk talk. The Left is building an army of citizens, and non-citizens, to physically attack us and we just keep talking and blaming each other for our failure to fight back. We cannot, and should not, rely on DT or Congress to defend us. It is up to us to take up the fight. We already know politicians will not do it and yet we still sit here and get mad at them for not doing what we already know they won´t do. My wife and I took care of matters 16 yrs ago. If you do not take care of your family don´t expect the enemy (govt) to do so. Rush is Right.
Comey keeps saying there is nothing there but he´s kept the investigation open since July??? Weird! Rush & Newt are usually correct. They know the swamp in DC is dark & muddy. Its´ all about power! If I was Trump I would do as Ali Fleshman suggested take the WH briefings off TV. I suggest Trump stop calling the non media fake, stop giving them any mention, tell Sessions to start immediately to investigate the Clinton Foundation.All weekend the dems said they are out for impeachment. My opinion the repubs are more dangerous than the dems, they are extremely envious of Trump´s ability to get it done & they do not want to share their power with Trump.
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