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Schiff: We Don’t Need
No Stinking Whistleblower

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 11/11/2019 4:54:39 AM

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Democrats would launch an “official impeachment inquiry,” she said this action had been made necessary by a whistleblower complaint concerning a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Madam Speaker used the term “whistleblower” no fewer than eight times in her five-minute statement. Saturday, however, we learned that the anonymous individual whose complaint loomed so large in the speaker’s decision to launch the investigation will not be permitted to testify before Congress. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), whom Pelosi assigned to lead the inquiry, announced that the whistleblower’s testimony would be “redundant.” Chairman Schiff’s relegation of the whistleblower

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/11/2019 7:04:26 AM (No. 231959)
The only thing the democrats did was change the name of this circus from an Impeachment Hearing to an Impeachment Inquiry. They did this to avoid a vote by the House. With or without a vote this spectacle has been birthed for one reason and that is to bloody up the President as he goes into the 2020 election cycle. They must create an aura of impeachment to attach to his name. What baffles me is that we are being subjected to this unprecedented farce without much pushback from Republicans. The President is being railroaded by a known liar, Trump hater, and a man who will do or say anything if he thinks it will do damage to the President. He’s making up the rules as he goes along which the Republicans should be screaming is unfair. This is going to be nothing but an opportunity to put the President on trial in front of the American people without counsel present and any normal due process to which we are all entitled, even a President. The outright injustice of this exercise should offend any reasonable person. Schiff is making a mockery of justice, fairness and basic decency. My prayers is that God will protect this President as only He can and make this whole affair that is meant for evil result in good for the President. While it is evident that there is a serious corruption within out government, I pray that it will be exposed by this inquiry and the American people will see that there has been a cabal whose sole purpose has been to remove Donald J. Trump from office 19 minutes after he took the oath of office. Schiff has more than done his part in this seditious plot. He and his fellow travelers need to be exposed and punished for what they have done to the country and this President. Pray for the country and the President today. Democrats are determined to destroy both.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/11/2019 7:06:36 AM (No. 231960)
Senator Graham is mostly all hat and no cattle - only reliable about half the time even on a good day. I wouldn’t bet the ranch on much of anything that comes out of his pie hole.
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