Impeachment

About those phone records (6)

Featured image Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal included a brief editorial on the phone records obtained and published by Adam Schiff for his impeachment report. Having read the new book by Journal editorial board member Kim Strassel — Resistance (At All Costs) — I infer that the editorial is by the great Ms. Strassel. Picking up on one of the Sunday gabfests we overlooked, the editorial reports that Margaret Brennan of CBS asked »

I’ve Had It With Impeachment

Featured image Apparently the Democrats held another impeachment hearing today, at which I take it they heard “testimony” from their own lawyers. I see on Twitter that the broadcast networks all covered this farce live, and then cut away when the Republicans started talking about the Biden bribe. I knew all I needed to know about the Ukraine hoax when I read the transcript of the Trump-Zelensky call, and everything I needed »

About those phone records (5)

Featured image Ranking Intelligence Committee Member Devin Nunes appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures show on FOX News yesterday morning. It’s the best Sunday morning talk show by far. Bartiromo, incidentally, makes a flattering cameo appearance in Lee Smith’s The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History. The video of the first segment of the interview yesterday is »

When you’ve lost the intelligent voices on the Washington Post’s op-ed page. . .

Featured image In both its news and opinion sections, the Washington Post has been beating the drum for impeaching President Trump. However, two op-eds in today’s paper, both by writers with a strong aversion to Trump, are unimpressed with the case for impeachment. The op-eds are good evidence that the impeachment process isn’t playing out the way Democrats had hoped it would. Kathleen Parker, a moderate, argues with “disappointment” that the case »

Impeach Trump Because of…Slavery?

Featured image Congressman Al Green has become one of the Democratic Party’s top spokesmen. Which is a good thing, because Green is generally unfiltered, and therefore gives us a glimpse into his party’s id. This, for example, is revealing: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said on Saturday during an interview on MSNBC that President Donald Trump needed to be impeached “to deal with slavery.” Green, who has previously stated that Trump must be »

About those phone records (4)

Featured image I would like to continue this series until we have an authoritative account of the facts. Whose telephone records did Adam Schiff subpoena and how did he identify the phone numbers included in the endnotes of the Schiff impeachment report? It is impossible to imagine the outcry we would be hearing about all this if the action had been taken by Ranking Intelligence Committee Member Devin Nunes when he served »

Heart full of soul

Featured image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is basking in a fresh wave of adulation from her fans in the fake news media. The adulation is occasioned by the rant James Rosen elicited from her at the conclusion of her big impeachment press conference this past Thursday. Asked whether she hates President Trump, Pelosi played (or overplayed) her Catholic card in a big way. She doesn’t hate anybody, she proclaimed. She prays for »

Mandarin Media Not Even Trying to Hide Their Bias Anymore [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Item 1, from last January 21, a classic example of how “smart” and perceptive our media mandarins are: Now Kamala Harris Is a 2020 Candidate, Trump Has No Chance at Winning Another Election By Julie Allen Kamala Harris just ruined Donald Trump’s day. With her much anticipated declaration today, she immediately installed herself as a front-runner in the race to be the Democrat intent on taking down the president in 2020. »

About those phone records (3)

Featured image I scoured the House Intelligence Committee impeachment report prepared under the supervision of the lying lout Adam Schiff in an effort to deduce whose phone records he obtained and how he obtained them. The report itself is silent on the subject. I inferred that Schiff certainly obtained the telephone records of Rudy Giuliani and Lev Parnas. In part 2 of this series I cited reports that Schiff obtained records on »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi charged the House Judiciary Committee with the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Trump yesterday. From the perspective of the Star Tribune editors, it’s probably the biggest news of the day. The AP story touting it sits at the top left of the Star Tribune home page (“Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly”). Readers, however, seem to be pursuing other interests. Below is »

Democrats Gone Wild

Featured image Democrats are feeling the heat of the immense gamble they are taking by impeaching President Trump. A reporter asks Nancy Pelosi whether she hates President Trump, and whether the whole impeachment drive isn’t about the Democrats’ antipathy toward him. She responds as a Catholic in a fashion that is made even less convincing by her bizarre gestures: Meanwhile, campaigning in Iowa, Joe Biden is asked a question by a voter »

Anti-Trump law profs fall flat, embarrass themselves

Featured image How impressive were the law professors who testified yesterday that President Trump should be impeached? This impressive: The Washington Post’s front page story about the hearing doesn’t get to their testimony until page A-4. Fewer than half of the story’s 36 paragraphs (written by four reporters) even mention the law profs or what they opined. From the anti-Trump perspective, the less said about the anti-Trump “scholars” testimony, the better. The »

A hearing highlight

Featured image Watching the law professors testify before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, I was grateful for my education at the University of Minnesota Law School. I never had a teacher at the school who was as visibly suffused with self-love and moral certitude as Noah Feldman, Pamela Karlan, or Michael Gerhardt. Not even close. We didn’t have to contend with Trump Derangement Syndrome back then, of course, but I never had »

Laughing at Schiff

Featured image Adam Schiff is back in the news in a big way. He’s about as funny as a rubber crutch, but it can’t be wrong to call a timeout to laugh at him. Tom Shillue has mastered the bizarreries of Schiff’s deportment in a manner that brings insight to impersonation. The compilation of Shillue clips below made me laugh out loud. It is the second of two such compilations on YouTube. »

About those phone records (2)

Featured image I took a close look at the House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry report to try to figure out whose telephone records Adam Schiff had subpoenaed or otherwise obtained. I inferred that the committee had obtained the records of Rudy Giuliani and Lev Parnas. Following up on the report, the Wall Street Journal (editorial here) and Byron York (column here) indicate that Schiff subpoenaed a total of five phone numbers from »

The Karlan Catastrophe [Updated]

Featured image The Democrats opened the next phase of their drive to impeachment today with a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Strangely, they began not with fact witnesses but with a panel of four law professors, three selected by the Democrats and one by the Republicans. What with having a job, and then being on the radio for three hours, I didn’t watch the proceedings. But I followed the event on »

About those phone records

Featured image The House Intelligence Committee Democrats have published their “impeachment inquiry report.” The preliminary materials including a table of contents and an executive summary are posted online here. A PDF copy of the report itself is posted online here. The report discusses phone calls among players including Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas, and John Solomon at pages 45-47 of the text and accompanying endnotes. It lays out a log of phone calls »