90 Miles From Tyranny : ‘Consensus’ witness to testify but he worked against Trump in Ukraine

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

‘Consensus’ witness to testify but he worked against Trump in Ukraine

A White House national security official, who listened in on the President’s phone call with the Ukrainian President, will tell impeachment lawmakers today that he heard the President ask Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. He did not approve and told his superior. He said he is not the whistleblower, the NY Times reported.

What he heard was the phone call for which we all have a transcript.

We have the transcript of the call he is referring to below, and there is no quid pro quo, but Army officer Alexander Vindman, who serves on the National Security Council, didn’t think it appropriate, nor did he like Rudy Giuliani’s role. Giuliani, as the President’s lawyer, was investigating the 2016 election, and the Bidens. Giuliani said the Bidens came up as part of the investigation into corruption in the 2016 election.

It’s 13 months before the election, and House Democrats want to take the next election out of Americans’ hands.

The President will have no rights during Vindman’s ‘depositions’ and will have no ability to question. The House Democrats have set themselves up as investigators, prosecutors, and jury.

The House Democrats get to release whatever they want and keep all other information from the public.


Laura Ingraham told a panel on her show last night that “buried in the New York Times piece tonight…I found it very interesting. He’s a decorated colonel, by the way, in the Iraq war. Because Col. Vindman immigrated from Ukraine along with his family when he was a child and is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian, Ukrainian officials sought advice from him about how to deal with Mr. Giuliani though they typically communicated in English.”

“Here we have a U.S. national security official who is advising Ukraine while working inside the White House, apparently against the president’s interest. And usually, they spoke in English.”

She found that interesting, but one panelist, law professor, and former DOJ attorney John Yoo said, “I find that astounding. Some people might call that espionage.”

That might be an exaggeration or not, but should Ms. Hill and Mr. Vindman been telling Ukrainians how to get around the President?

“I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine,” Colonel Vindman said in his statement. “I realized that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma, it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play which would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the bipartisan support it has thus far maintained.”

Burisma Holdings is an energy company on whose board Mr. Biden’s son served while his father was vice president.

“This would all undermine U.S. national security,” Colonel Vindman added, referring to Mr. Trump’s comments in the call.

The Times says, he will testify that he watched with alarm as “outside influencers” began pushing a “false narrative” about Ukraine that was counter to the consensus view of American national security officials, and harmful to United States interests.

Consensus view??? Does that mean it can’t be investigated if there is a consensus?

According to documents reviewed by The Times on the eve of his congressional testimony, Colonel Vindman was concerned as he discovered that Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, was leading an effort to...

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