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by Sharon Rondeau

(Oct. 2, 2019) — During a joint press conference with Finland’s president, Sauli Ninistö, Wednesday afternoon, President Trump called on John Roberts of Fox News to ask the first question.

Roberts said he wished to ask two questions, both of which concerned Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which reportedly touched off a “whistleblower” complaint with the Intelligence Community’s inspector general and the Acting Director of National Intelligence.

The complaint, made public in the form of a five-page letter which many believe was written by a legal team, instigated Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to launch an “impeachment inquiry” Thursday on the heels of several House committees’ ongoing probes of the president both before and after he won the 2016 election.

Roberts’s second question, which Trump initially wanted directed to Ninisto but then agreed to take, referred to a New York Times article released minutes before which reported that the whistleblower met with a member of House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s staff prior to the complaint becoming public.

Trump animatedly responded that he “loved that question,” that he had become aware of it just before beginning the joint press conference, and that he believes that Schiff participated in writing the CIA whistleblower’s complaint.

“The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague,” The Times reported Wednesday afternoon.

In response to a subsequent reporter’s question about House Democrats’ impeachment effort, Trump said that he intends to file a “major lawsuit” in response to the 22-month Russia “collusion” investigation carried out by Special Counsel Robert Mueller which in the end found insufficient evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.

The FBI had brought those accusations in the form of investigations of Trump as to “collusion” and “obstruction of justice.”  The Mueller report reached no conclusion on the latter.

Trump’s responses to both reporters’ questions included references to not only possible legal action against members of Congress and others connected with the Russia investigation, but also what appeared to be close scrutiny of Schiff.  In remarks made from the Oval Office earlier Wednesday as well as at the joint press conference, Trump demonstrated his anger at Schiff’s characterization during last week’s House Intelligence Committee hearing with Acting DNI Joseph Maguire of what Trump said to Zelenskiy on July 25, a performance which Schiff later clarified to be a “parody.”

Trump has characterized Shiff’s reinterpretation of the phone call, which did not adhere to the transcript released by the White House, as “treasonous.”  As he responded to Roberts’s second question, Trump held up a paper which may have been The Times‘s referenced article and praised the newspaper, which has been highly critical of him since before he was inaugurated, for publishing it.

The article reports that “A reconstituted transcript released by the White House of a call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine backed up the whistle-blower’s account.” Whether or not the quid pro quo the whistleblower claimed was expressed in the conversation remains a topic of debate.

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  1. Schiff’s misrepresentation of what was actually said in the context of the record of the call in question cannot be characterized as “Parody”. Schiff committed slander and malicious prosecution by overtly lying about the facts which he claimed justified a legal cause of action in the instant case.

    Nancy Pelosi has since become complicit in Schiff’s crime by having repeated on a news report, the same malicious slander that Schiff pronounced at the recent hearing, which he defends as having been a “Parody”. Both Schiff and Pelosi are now subject to legal repercussions if President Trump chooses to sue them.

    Eventually, the so called whistleblower who made disclosures about alleged wrongdoing by Trump, if there actually is a real party who made the disclosure, WILL have to divulge his/her identity in order to proceed.

    ALL Americans have the right to confront their accusers.

    I suspect that the disclosure complaint was contrived by Intelligence Community rogues who want to commit a coup against Trump. I resent the media’s portrayal of President Trump’s efforts as an “attempt to get dirt on a political adversary to affect the 2020 election”.

    That is NOT what this is. Joseph Biden publicly bragged about pressuring Ukraine to take an action against a Ukrainian official or else he would withhold authorized monetary aid to the country. Joseph Biden put the spotlight on himself. He confessed to a crime.

    President Trump, as all Presidents must do when he/she learns of a criminal activity committed by a person while having been in office, is required by law to investigate the circumstances of the criminal activity disclosed. The President is acting legally and cannot be impeached for doing so.

    The Democrats are the guilty party. They are attempting to illegally remove a sitting President without cause. It is a sinister and nefarious attempt by Pelosi and Schiff, et al, at committing a coup d’état. The actions of Pelosi and Schiff, as well as Nadler and others who are making a concerted effort to take President Trump down without just cause, are flagitious.

    The case for impeachment against President Trump is both frivolous and maliciously contrived. If “We the People” sit back and allow this travesty of Justice to continue unfettered we can plan to become subjects of despotic rule again.

    The Democrat Party is not an American party any longer. It has no claim to moral standing or credibility. It has become an albatross around the necks of a heretofore free people.

  2. It seems that our illustrious FBI (Federal Bungling Idiots) choose who they want to investigate and take action at the peril of our nation.

    “The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood, Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on the new report.”

    “In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch.”

    Read the remaining paragraphs of the article at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawmaker-report-shows-fbi-ignored-accused-fort-hood-shooter-nidal-hasan-out-of-political-correctness/

    RESET the FBI.