September 30, 2019

“President Trump is trying to hijack this election. We cannot let him get away with it.”

Tweets Joe Biden, rather enigmatically.

I don’t know what he means. Do you?

I checked and rechecked to make sure this really was Joe Biden’s Twitter account. In fact, I’m going to go check again. Yes, it is.

How is Trump trying to hijack this election? If anything is threatening to hijack the election, it’s the Democrats veering suddenly into a high-speed impeachment maneuver, overshadowing the long, drawn-out primary process that is pretty boring but had nevertheless occupied the front pages of the news. Is it that Trump isn’t sitting still for getting impeached but insists on fighting?

Who writes Joe’s tweets? Is this actually him babbling and making no sense? That would be comprehensible (at least).

Maybe he means that the Ukraine phone call was an underhanded effort to get an advantage in the election and Biden wants us to imagine that Trump is doing other things as well, inviting foreign interference with our election. I’ll go with this theory, but come on, Joe, write tweets we can understand.

154 comments:

Phil 314 said...

Psychologists call that “projection”.

AllenS said...

but come on, Joe, write tweets we can understand

Not gonna happen.

Mike Sylwester said...

Lots of young people -- especially young White males -- are leaving the Democrat Party. They are repulsed by that party's demagoguery.

They are leaving quietly, but they are leaving.

CWJ said...

I don't see any factual basis for impeachment. Why should we look for logic in a Democrat's tweet.

Breezy said...

Its not Trump's fault that Biden threatened and strong-armed a foreign government on behalf of his son. Biden made this bed.

narayanan said...

Flight 93 election for Democrat

Hari said...


“President Trump is trying to hijack this election. We cannot let him get away with it.”

The way to not let Trump get away with hijacking the election is presumably to impeach him, thereby allowing the Democrats to hijack the election instead.

David Begley said...

Joe Biden used his office to get rich and enrich his idiot drug addict son. Joe was soft on China. He’s a tool for the ChiComs.

gilbar said...

How is Trump trying to hijack this election?

The EXACT SAME WAY he hijacked Last election, by getting people to vote for him
No Democrat is going to let The People decide these things!

Ken B said...

“Opposition is illegitimate.” This is the real meaning of much of what the Left says.

Howard said...

He means Trump is going to hijack Biden's campaign, which is accurate.

pious agnostic said...

When someone hijacks a plane, it means that you've done something to make an airplane veer wildly from it's original destination and end up somewhere almost nobody wanted or expected.

Trump did that in 2016. Joe's afraid he'll do that in 2020.

What he calls 'hijacking' there rest of us call 'being elected the President of the United States'.

Maillard Reactionary said...

He's babbling and making no sense. It's nothing new. Why pretend otherwise?

Darrell said...

Joe needs to think up more tall tales of fighting minority gangs.
Democrat voters love that shit.

Big Mike said...

Slow Joe wants to play by the old rules that gave a pass to any and all Democrat politicians (at least the ones the establishment approves of) for their blatant corruption. Creepy Joe doesn’t like the new rules Trump is (successfully thus far) putting in place.

BTW, Ace of Spades put up a picture of Hillary Clinton in a blue and white muu-muu. Jabba the Hutt looked more svelte. And to think we could have had someone who looked like that representing our country!

WisRich said...

Maybe he's afraid of another "Flight 93 Election".

Chris said...

Democrat projection 101. Whatever they are complaining about, they themselves are actually doing that.

rehajm said...

It's a literal application of the political strategy accuse your opponent of what you're guilty of

Mike Sylwester said...

July 2019: Ukraine launched probe of military sale by fundraiser for Adam Schiff, written by J.E. Dyer and published yesterday by Liberty Unyielding.

The article includes these passages:

[quote]

... a Ukrainian-American arms merchant, Igor Pasternak, has held fundraising events for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). ... Pasternak’s company headquarters is in Montebello, California, on the east side of Los Angeles. It’s near Schiff’s CA-28 congressional district, which lies to the north of it and encompasses major suburbs like Burbank and a chunk of Glendale. Pasternak started the company in Ukraine in 1992, but immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 and established his California-based company, Aeros/Worldwide Aeros Corporation, shortly thereafter.

Aeros makes lighter-than-air (LTA) airships via its Aeroscraft arm. That is its ... its entrée to defense contracting. Aeros has had contracts with the U.S. Defense Department to develop surveillance airships and cargo-delivery airships. ...

When the Maidan Revolution erupted in Ukraine in late 2013 and early 2014, he went back to Ukraine and started cultivating ties with the defense industry there. At that point, as is obvious from the document announcing the 2013 fundraiser, Pasternak was already giving aid and comfort to Adam Schiff.

On 2 July 2019, the Kyiv Post reported that in spite of the change of government with the 2019 elections (which brought Volodymyr Zelensky in to replace Poroshenko), and many months of preparatory work, both before and after the presidential election, the long-sought independent audit [of the Ukrainian defense industry] had not yet even started. ...

Then, on 22 July 2019, Ukrainian media reported that the procurator for military investigations in the Ukrainian prosecutor-general’s office was probing the purchase by Ukraine of the Aeros border surveillance system. Adam Schiff’s sometime fundraiser found one of his two big projects in Ukraine under investigation for corruption: specifically, it appears, for an allegation that the system itself was not necessary for the procurement purpose; for an allegation that it had functionality problems; and for an allegation that the transaction involved embezzlement ...

We can suppose that this is a sensitive matter for Americans heavily invested in links with Ukraine. It would color how such persons saw any push from the president, especially a president from the opposing political party, for more robust investigations by Ukraine. It would be a reason to dislike or even fear such investigations. ...

It would have been on the minds of at least some Democrats when the “whistleblower” complaint was forwarded to Adam Schiff in the 12 August 2019 letter. And, of course, if some of them already knew the complaint was coming before that date, they had that information and the knowledge of the Aeros transaction probe in Ukraine. ...

The time-stamps on those developments – early July – certainly suggest an explanation for why the Trump administration put a hold on the military aid in early July ...

[end quote]

Anonymous said...

Anyone who tries to keep Joe Biden or another Democrat from becoming president is by definition trying to hyjack the election.

rehajm said...

Does it matter that we don't make sense or that we know what the hell we're talking about? Does coherence matter to the voters we are trying to target?

The Minnow Wrangler said...

Trump is trying to hijack the election by getting rid of Biden. He is doing this by highlighting the allegations of unethical behavior of Biden's son, which may show Biden in an unfavorable light. Actually it's the Democrats who are trying to hijack the election, they would like to get rid of Trump, but they wouldn't really mind if Biden went away too.

Gahrie said...

One word that pretty much describes most of the Democrats: projection.

M Jordan said...

Joe Biden has crafted himself into an image: smiling but tough, folksy, straight-talking. I never was around men who crafted themselves in this way. A few guys I’ve known in my life tried to be cool or successful-looking, but even they just were who they were.

Biden’s a different sort. I personally think he’s a crook and a moron but maybe this self-created man s smarter than I think.

Nah.

Some Seppo said...

Quid Pro Joe knows he's in big trouble.

tim maguire said...

pious agnostic said...
When someone hijacks a plane, it means that you've done something to make an airplane veer wildly from it's original destination and end up somewhere almost nobody wanted or expected.

Trump did that in 2016


63 million voters disagree.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

Some seriously politically damaging information is about to come out about prominent Democrat politicians, maybe even some indictments. The Demos are trying to preemptively discredit it. Thus the panic mode.

Also, I keep hearing speculation that the DNC is going to try an end run around the nomination process and run Hillary for president. That is not going to happen. Have you seen Hillary lately?

tcrosse said...

It's still Hillary's turn, goddammit.

narciso said...

Theres also the tech they were selling to china, also the matter of the booster that went to north korea.

mjg235 said...

He forgot to drink his covfefe.

narciso said...

Isnt that fascinating mike sylvester, apelbaum had one end of that tale.

h said...

I think he means, "Trump is trying to win this election." And that's not fair. He should be acting more like McCain and Romney did in their presidential runs. Put up a decent opposition to the presumptive winner, but don't actually get in there and try to win.

Robert Cook said...

It's Joe Biden! He's not supposed to make any sense!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Both Hillary and Biden used their high powered positions in government to enrich themselves and their families.

That is clear as a bell. That is why these 2 old white progressive crooks are on parade against Orange Man Bad.

Francisco D said...

He means Trump is going to hijack Biden's campaign, which is accurate.

I know that Howard is not a serious commenter, but I will respond as if he were.

Biden is in significant cognitive decline (not Alzheimers) which is why he will never be the nominee. His tendency to be a bullshitter and people pleaser makes his stories even more sad and bizarre. He is the candidate Republicans could only hope for. The Democrats have used him to get at Trump, but more importantly to make sure he will not be the nominee. It would be a disaster.

Ambrose said...

As always - Democrats reveal what they are trying to do by accusing the Republicans of doing it.

Kevin said...

"President Trump is trying to hijack this impeachment. We cannot let him get away with it."

Like Kavanaugh, the idea Trump would defend himself is unconscionable to the Dems.

Skeptical Voter said...

Shakespeare and King Macbeth had a lot to say about Slow Joe Biden's career and prospects.
Substitute "Biden" for "Life's" in the following lines and you'll see that Macbeth nailed Biden.

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Well, after this election (and maybe before next November) we probably won't have Biden to kick around anymore.

Kevin said...

Joe has no role in the impeachment, and can only participate if it’s tied to the election.

Or as the subject of the probe, for which he’d rather avoid.

Lucien said...

If Biden does poorly in the primaries and it looks like someone else will be the Democratic candidate, then some of the bloom goes off the Ukraine impeachment rose. So best to get it done while Biden’s still a front runner.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Obama's scandal-free presidency - doncha know. The media will make sure we understand.

Meanwhile, Obama lives on Martha's Vineyard in a 14 million dollar mansion at the corner of Rising Sea Levels & Not In His Lifetime.

Dave Begley said...

Hillary was the one who tried to hijack an election. She paid for the Steele Dossier and it was composed by a foreigner based on material provided by Russians.

readering said...

Interesting 24 hours for potus tweets.

Fernandinande said...

Biden was having a hijaculation and that made him less bright than poor kids.

narciso said...

Bidens got a certain amount of animal cunning, and hes a easy pitchman for any kind of scam niclear freeze, subprime et al, does he know anything doubtful.

gspencer said...

"Biden’s a different sort. I personally think he’s a crook and a moron but maybe this self-created man s smarter than I think.

Nah."

That Joe Biden - hell of a Catholic though. Especially when making those votes for Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion point of view.

MountainMan said...

The current crop of Democrats at the national level - House, Senate, Presidential candidates - are the dumbest politicians in American history. Hard to take anything they do or say with any seriousness.

mccullough said...

Biden is still spinning records. No way his campaign lets him do Twitter himself

JohnW said...

I was surprised to read that one of Biden's spokesweasels is Anita Dunn, the former Obama flak who said her heroes were Mao & Mother Teresa. I doubt if Joe has what it takes to handle Twitter.

I have to wonder who would really be running things if Biden were elected. Biden is one of the dumbest white guys to ever make it to the top. Kerry is perhaps the only one dumber.

JAORE said...

2016 was illegitimate to the left because Russia-Russia-Russia. I think they are trying to say, "Here we go again" in anticipation of another lose.

Battle field prep for delegitimizing his second term.

Rory said...

I think you'll see several terms workshopped in coming weeks, to see if any resonate with the center.

Gusty Winds said...

The corruption from Biden and Kerry is REAL. Gulianni was telling the truth to Snuffleupagus in ABC. The money from Ukraine. The 1.5 Billion from China. The pay for play at the Clinton foundation. Those are the crimes. They sold middle America up the river to China and other foreign governments for their own evil gain.

They led us into unnecessary military conflicts.

What is SCARY...is how coordinated this all is. And how many libs on university campuses, Hollywood, big Tech, and in the media either believe, or preach the Dems' shit.

Trump is now our Obi-Wan Kenobi. His willingness to fight and scorch the earth is the only thing that will take these crooks down.

libertariansafetyguy said...

His supporters understand. The left is buying all this crap. I’m on vacation with my brother-n-law and his wife - big liberals - and they’d accept Biden’s statement without question.

Gusty Winds said...

Anybody else see the hypocrisy of the Obama / Biden environmentalists trying to get Ukraine to INCREASE their output of Natural Gas.

I'm telling ya, even those pushing the Global Warming hoax, now it's a hoax. If they believed it, they would act like they believed.

This is some serious Ayn Rand / Orwellion scary stuff going on.

Infinite Monkeys said...

He's babbling and making no sense

Give him some credit. At least he's gotten over his confusion in thinking that Cory Booker is president.

Dave Begley said...

Here's the strategy the Clintons pioneered and then Biden adopted in part.

The book deals and speeches - paid for by Corporate America, foreign interests and colleges - are the easy money. Joe Biden spoke at the University of Nebraska at Omaha after he left office.

In foreign countries (other than in Europe) the politicians are known to be corrupt or are not elected. If the Chinese government gives Hunter Biden $1.5b in a corrupt deal they are not going to be voted out of office.

So, the way to play it is that it is known that the American pol will never be prosecuted in the foreign country because everyone is corrupt and the prosecutor is in on it. If the corruption comes to light in the USA, then scream that the other party is out to get you and stop you from winning an election.

The Clintons were much smarter about it with the Clinton Foundation set up by Bruce Lindsey. The deleted emails from Hillary's account show all the deals she struck with foreign governments. She was just stupid and cheap with how she had her insecure private server setup. She should have had Google or Facebook do it for her.

Finally, can anyone imagine Biden as Leader of the Free World? He's too damn dumb!

Michael K said...

Biden has suffered a fatal wound and , like many such cases, is not yet aware of it.

bbkingfish said...

It means he can feel his own chances slipping away.

That was happening anyway, but it was happening at a speed slow enough that Joe could pretend it wasn't happening.

Now, he has to face up to the very real possibility that he might be out of the running before the first votes are cast.

n.n said...

Biden obstructed... Obama spied, Clinton colluded, the press held warlock trials, the social media platforms steered, and the activists raged and left a trail of trash.

traditionalguy said...

Slow Joe Sock Puppet has taken off the mask of his being the Dem anointed one, and we clearly hear the puppet master’s voice. Hillary is back and she is pissed.

gilbar said...

h said ...
I think he means, "Trump is trying to win this election." And that's not fair. He should be acting more like McCain and Romney did in their presidential runs.


Republicans are supposed to be the Washington Generals.
Trump not knowing this is proof of incompetence under the 25th amendment, if not actually impeachable

wendybar said...

Joe has already lost. He knows, and is trying to pin it on Trump....

DarkHelmet said...

It's Joe Biden. It's not supposed to make sense.

Further, Joe Biden is in serious trouble. He ignored the insiders who told him not to run. His mental issues will only become more obvious over the next year or so. It also appears that his family's business dealings will not look good in the blazing lights of a campaign.

So expect to see much more squid behavior from Joe's camp in coming weeks: eject a cloud of ink and scuttle away.

traditionalguy said...

Usually nice and stupid Joe just ordered all Dem media to censor Giuliani. Whose words were those? That was Hillary speaking.

DarkHelmet said...

Also, this is semantically equivalent to tweeting 'Orange Man Bad!' But is doesn't look quite as ridiculous to the average Dem voter.

traditionalguy said...

Hillary runs as Joe’s VP and they win, but Joe suddenly dies,poor fellow.

Amadeus 48 said...

Joe won't be able to remember how to tie his shoes by election day. Look out for the loafers.

320Busdriver said...

The troubling reason why Biden is so soft on China

robother said...

Democrats view any Presidential election won by Republicans as "hijacked," ipso facto illegitimate.

The role of good a Republican candidate is to be the gentlemanly loser in a charade, to meekly defer to Clinton's lies about your record, to the NYT lies about your character, to Candy Crowley's corrections. Dole, McCain, Romney.

Smithee said...

Trump is losing whatever marbles he still had, everyday he sounds more desperate. It’s evident he knows he’s not going to be able to lie his way out of this one. His tweets are getting crazier and the panic is evident to everyone that hasn’t been sucked into the vortex that is Trump.

bagoh20 said...

Maybe it's by design, but you simply cannot argue with these people anymore. Facts means nothing, and they will say anything - absolutley anything. Their arguments resemble that of the parrot language more than the reasoning human.

bagoh20 said...

The thing that hijacked Biden's campaign is Biden: his gafism, his incoherence, and his corruption. Trump is not allowed to benefit from that; it's in the Constitution somewhere.

Sebastian said...

"“President Trump is trying to hijack this election. We cannot let him get away with it.”
Tweets Joe Biden, rather enigmatically."

Why enigmatic? You are not assuming Dems have to make sense, do you? Like, you're not thinking a Dem committee chairman needs to read an actual transcript instead of performing a parody, do you? I mean, these are prog Dems we are talking about: Orange Man Bad, therefore anything goes -- Russia, racism, quid pro quo, hijacking, who the hell cares?

The only enigma is the attitude of nice liberal women who try to find substance in propaganda and profess to remain neutral.

John henry said...

QuidPro Joe is gone by the end of October.

I suspect it will be because of medical issues. This might even have the advantage of being true. True or not, I think it is the excuse that will be used.

John Henry

Sam L. said...

It's just Joe being Joe; he doesn't know what he means, either.

SGT Ted said...

Saying out loud that Democrats are corrupt and asking foreign governments to cooperate with investigations per treaty of said corruption = hijacking an election now.

Barry Dauphin said...

"Maybe he means that the Ukraine phone call was an underhanded effort to get an advantage in the election..."
But what of impeachment? Perhaps the senators and representatives running for president should voluntarily recuse themselves from the process, so that way they won't be involved in a conflict of interest.

elkh1 said...

The accusation is a projection. A confession that the Dems are trying to hijack the election and accuse Trump of doing what they are doing to cover for themselves.

Bay Area Guy said...

Biden-Corn Pop in 2020!

Caligula said...

If this impeachment mob thinks it can act fast enough to get inside Pres. Trump's OODA loop I think they'll find they are very mistaken.

Trump's reactions are sometimes faster than they have to be, and sometimes faster than they should be as he'd often do better to slow down a bit before reacting. But, his reaction time remains very, very fast and, a mob can seldom coordinate well enough to act faster than an individual.

Ken B said...

He means Trump is THREADjacking. Trump is making it about Biden's abuses and corruption and ineptitude and dishonesty. That was not supposed to be the topic!

PB said...

I think the phrase, "When you're receiving flak, you know you're over the target." is applicable.

Rosalyn C. said...

What if Trump knew he was being spied on and deliberately said something to the Ukrainian president elect about the Biden corruption in Ukraine to stir up the Democrats who were hell bent on impeachment? Troll level - mastermind.

At this point who cares about the Democratic candidates for president anymore? Let's focus on Trump's impeachment! All the effort and energy being built up by Warren, etc., has been wasted. An impeachment inquiry which will not remove Trump but will piss everyone off for the excruciating waste of time. More of the same where Congress does nothing, refuses to work on anything productive which could be passed in a bipartisan fashion, just to hurt Trump.

Too bad, Joe. Your party decided to take that route, Trump didn't hyjack anything.

minnesota farm guy said...

Here's the question for debate: Will Biden make it to the Iowa caucus?

It appears to me that between his declining cognitive ability and the Ukrainian impeachment craze that raises a big Biden stink he will be forced to withdraw before Iowa. If I were running the DNC I would be doing everything I could to get Joe to shuffle off.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Any Republican who runs for office is subverting democracy. Democrats can't do that -- it's in the name.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

he's in "Vinny 'The Chin'" mode because he knows he's in deep shit.

Should he ever be held to account, he will have no problem getting a pass since "he is obviously addled"
other pols like Schiff, et al are also in deep doo-doo, so they employ the "Best Defense is a Good Offense" tactic.
Now any reference to their malfeasance is touted by the media as a 'diversionary tactic', or "political attack".

GatorNavy said...

My parsing of this tweet is someone in the Biden campaign just freaked out over, 1. Joe is going to lose bigly. 2. There might be actual consequences, i.e., indictments and convictions of totalitarian lefts politicians.

hombre said...

Biden’s tweet makes as much sense as most of the bullshit being peddled by the Democrats and the mediaswine at this time. No point n singling him out.

Leland said...

It's almost like Trump isn't supposed to win. It's 2016 all over again, but this time, they want Trump to emphatically know he is not to win and that he can only win if he hijacks the election. Democrats are piloting the 2020 election plane, and the deplorables need to sit down in the back of the plane. Chris Wallace tried to send him the message in 2016, but this time it will come from Adam Schiff.

GatorNavy said...

My parsing of this tweet is someone in the Biden campaign just freaked out over, 1. Joe is going to lose bigly. 2. There might be actual consequences, i.e., indictments and convictions of totalitarian lefts politicians.

zefal said...

Can’t wait until the only thing left of joe are his dentures.

derek said...

The reaction to Trump in this case is over the top even compared to the last two years. There is a desperation, even Pelosi pushing impeachment which she knows will likely blow up in their faces.

'When you strike at a king, you must kill him.' They didn't.

Wasn't there someone last week pleading that Trump resign?

Hagar said...

Maybe off topic, but what if Biden did not threaten the Ukrainians about that prosecutor?
He has a long record of bragging of achievements and dramatic acts with himself as the hero that never happened.
And as vice-president he would have had no authority to hold up a foreign aid package on the spot unless Obama authorized it beforehand. Foreign aid also is authorized by Congress and the White House suddenly cancelling a package might set up a tussle with Congress, so, would Obama have given loose cannon Joe such leeway?

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Impeachemnt Coup Analytics

"Aside from the emotional issue that Democrats, NeverTrumpers, and celebrities loathe Donald Trump, recently Representative Al Green (D-Texas) reminded us why the Democrats are trying to impeach the president rather than just defeat him in the 2020 general election.

“To defeat him at the polls would do history a disservice, would do our nation a disservice,” Green said. “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected.”

Translated, that means Green accepts either that Trump’s record is too formidable or that the agendas of his own party’s presidential candidates are too frightening for the American people to elect one of them. And that possibility is simply not permissible. Thus, impeachment is the only mechanism left to abort an eight-year Trump presidency—on a purely partisan vote to preclude an election, and thus contrary to the outlines of impeachment as set out by the Constitution.

Consider it another way: Why is it that the House is controlled by Democrats, yet its leadership is not pushing through any of the policy proposals voiced so openly on the Democratic primary stage?

Why aren’t progressive representatives introducing bills to pay reparations to African Americans, to legalize infanticide in some cases of late-term abortion, to offer free medical care to illegal aliens, to confiscate AR-15s, to extend Medicare for all, to impose a wealth tax and raise top rates to between 70 and 90 percent, to abolish student debt and ensure free college for all, or to grant blanket amnesty to those currently living in the country illegally?"

Tomcc said...

Joe Biden: the biggest twit on Twitter.

Yancey Ward said...

Biden is talking about Giuliani indirectly. His campaign made the same basic message yesterday when they actually wrote the new networks demanding that Giuliani never be invited to discuss stuff on their shows.

Q22 said...

So, according to Biden and Democrats, if you are running for President you get defacto immunity from investigations about coruption because by doing so, the current administration might get a benefit from the discovery of said corruption?

Was that in effect in 2016?

Left Bank of the Charles said...

"I don’t know what he means."

Hijack is enigmatic? I think you demonstrated you know perfectly well what he means, you just don't agree.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Again:
Representative Al Green (D-Texas) reminded us why the Democrats are trying to impeach the president ...
“To defeat him at the polls would do history a disservice, would do our nation a disservice,” ... “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected.”

Kay said...

This is one of those rare moments when I feel tempted to vote for Biden.

Hagar said...

I don't think you can highjack anything as confused and complex as an American presidential election, but Trump certainly did highjack the Republican Party.

eric said...

Investigating Trump: The right thing to do because he's guilty.

Investigating Biden: Digging up dirt. Impeachable offense. Interfering in an election.

Unknown said...

He's panicking because he has ACTUALLY been caught in a #quidprojoe. And the democrat media can't back out of it, because they are too invested in the Ukraine witch hunt. He is toast.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Biden and Hillary have a lot in common and a lot to hide. Democrat media happy to oblige.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Seth Rich under federal protection.

oh wait.

Seeing Red said...

Trump is cutting off his foreign gravy train.

Trump should highlight that.

Foreign influence in elections.

Revise the rules. Who contributed and how much.

StephenFearby said...

The Federalist, Margot Cleveland. September 30, 2019

Did The Inspector General’s Office Help The ‘Whistleblower’ Try To Frame Trump?

[Answer -- from the timeline below, almost certainly yes.]

'...This Is Probably Why the Complaint Form Was Changed

'This backdrop also explodes the significance of the recent change in the ICIG “Urgent Concern Disclosure Form” that The Federalist’s Sean Davis exposed on Friday:

Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge

"...Reached by phone on Friday afternoon, a Director of National Intelligence official refused to comment on any questions about the secret revision to the whistleblower form, including when it was revised to eliminate the requirement of first-hand knowledge and for what reason."

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/intel-community-secretly-gutted-requirement-of-first-hand-whistleblower-knowledge/

The prior form stated that “in order to find an urgent concern ‘credible,’ the IC IG must be in possession of reliable, first-hand information. The IC IG cannot transmit information via the ICWPA based on an employee’s second-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.” Then, significantly, the form noted: “If you think that wrongdoing took place, but can provide nothing more than second-hand or unsubstantiated assertions, IC IG will not be able to process the complaint or information for submission as an ICWPA.”'

"...the whistleblower’s complaint was dated August 12, 2019.

"...The markings on the [new form] state that it was revised in August 2019, but no specific date of revision is disclosed,”

The Disclosure of Urgent Concern [whistle blower] Form was changed to:

3. I know about the information I am disclosing here, and:

[Check box] I have direct and personal knowledge
[Check box] I have heard about it from others

[Dan Coats resigned as DNI JUly 28 and Dan Maguire, became Acting DNI August 19.]

'...the revised form was uploaded [to the Inspector General of the DNI's website] on September 24, 2019, at 4:25 p.m., just days before the anti-Trump complaint was declassified and released to the public.'

FOIA requests will probably be submitted to the DNI to get the so-far stonewalled answers to the simple questions: "Exactly who either made or approved the material changes to the whistle blower form, and WHEN did they do it?"

walter said...

Blogger bagoh20 @ 10:05 AM perfectly following Smithee's blather.

No doubt Clinton, inc. knew how dirty Biden, inc. was in '16..making running against the wobbly vagina way too dangerous.

Leland said...

Maybe off topic, but what if Biden did not threaten the Ukrainians about that prosecutor?

The significance of the boasting is reason enough to investigate the veracity of Biden's comments, no?

Darrell said...



Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
....If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews
61.9K
8:11 PM - Sep 29, 2019


OMG! Trump is threatening Civil War!!!11!!!

--Every Leftist

gadfly said...

So continued lying on the part of the president is the only way Trump fights? Neither Trump nor his supporters have addressed the election law violations and blatant bribery of the Ukrainian comedian addressed in the whistleblower complaint and surprisingly confirmed by the summary information provided by Trump's people. Lots of innuendo and personal threats, but nothing that holds any water.

Declare the Intelligence IG to be part of the "deep state" plot against Trump for changing the whistleblower form to permit second hand sources. Wrong - since last years form did so also. But read the fake news in The Federalist.

Arrest Adam Schiff for treason says Trump because what the Congressman said in the House hearing wasn't even close to what the president said on the telephone - but no one knows for sure what was said because Trump did not release the word-for-word transcript which is remarkably hidden away in a super-secret server.

And Trump continues to attempt to attack the Bidens when there simply are no facts which to link Joe Biden to an illegal act. As for Biden's son, his job in the Ukrainian gas company likely come because of his famous last name. This is far less suspicious than Ivanka's sudden Chinese patents and Jared's windfall investments from foreigners in his 666 Fifth Avenue over-mortgaged property.

daskol said...

That’s a very straightforward tweet. Trump is trying to make the election about Biden (and Obama) record of dealings with Ukraine, Russia, etc. This is the context in which we are to understand anything emanating from Burr too—politicized indictments meant to hijack the election by focusing attention away from where Dems want it.

bagoh20 said...

Anyone who still believes that the NYT is a real newspaper, and that means they are helpful to you understanding of things, needs to read this. They described in 2016 what the Democrats are doing today perfectly and had great disdain for it when they expected the GOP to do the same to Hillary. Now they think that strategy is awesome. They are complete hacks. You might as well subscribe to Adam Shifty's newsletter for "information".

https://pjmedia.com/trending/flashback-new-york-times-opposed-impeachment-threats-when-they-thought-hillary-would-win/

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

"Most Americans will not read beyond the headlines. What they have learned, courtesy of the newest attacks on President Trump, is that good old Joe Biden, the likeable and loyal Obama sidekick who somehow has not secured the former president’s endorsement, cannot be trusted.

Voters will experience a whiff of déjà vu, remembering that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clan also profited mightily from her position in the Obama administration. They may recall that, according to The New York Times, "While the State Department was involved in securing a uranium mining deal with Russia, investors in the company involved in the deal, Uranium One, gave millions to the Clinton Foundation."

The NYT report added, "Shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock."

Voters rejected Clinton for many reasons in 2016, but one of the most enduring throughout her run was that people didn’t trust her. On the cusp of the Democratic nomination, a CNN poll found that 68 percent of the country didn’t think she was "honest and trustworthy." Despite being awarded innumerable "Pinocchios" on the campaign trail, Trump’s score on that front was much better than Hillary's."

Liz Peek
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/liz-peek-biden-zeal-impeach-trump

Bilwick said...

"Hijack" = "Win."

The Hive loves its Newspeak.

Earnest Prole said...

Great, now Biden's tweets sound as wacky as Trump's. Trump ruins everything, especially his enemies.

narayanan said...

John henry said...
QuidPro Joe is gone by the end of October.
I suspect it will be because of medical issues.
____________
Can D's afford leave hint of medical issues in public consciousness if Hillary want to surprise reprise (Gomer Pyle voice)

Caligula said...

“To defeat him at the polls would do history a disservice, would do our nation a disservice,” Green said. “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach the president, he will get re-elected.”

Well, he surely gets points for honesty, for admitting that impeachment fever is not about "high crimes and misdemeanors" (whatever that might be) but simply a political tactic to remove a president one does not like. Especially as that president just might get re-elected.

Because in a guided democracy, The People rule! Unless We Who Know Better determine they might make a mistake, and Something Must Be Done.

rcocean said...

Quit being so hard on Slow Joe. Its just a typo. It should read:


President Trump is trying to win this election. We can't let him get away with it.

cubanbob said...

“President Trump is trying to hijack this election. We cannot let him get away with it.”
Tweets Joe Biden, rather enigmatically."

Nothing enigmatic about it. Dim Slow Creepy Quid Pro Joe is starting to realize he just might be in legal trouble. Lock him up! lock her up! Lock all of those criminal Dems up now!

tcrosse said...

Say, what's got into that Drudge guy, anyhow? He was okay during that Russia thing.

narciso said...

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/09/hillaryland-woman-no-hope-daniel-greenfield/

gilbar said...

Serious Question
Don't the democrats get tired, of having Lucy pull the football out from underneath them... again and again and again?

Don't they See that they're making President Trump MORE popular?

Nichevo said...

I’ll go with this theory, but come on, Joe, write tweets we can understand.

Take off your clothes, Ann.

readering said...

StephenFearby:

The Office of the IG IC has put out a press release on the subject of your comment at the following address:

https://www.dni.gov/files/ICIG/Documents/News/ICIG%20News/2019/September%2030%20-%20Statement%20on%20Processing%20of%20Whistleblower%20Complaints/ICIG%20Statement%20on%20Processing%20of%20Whistleblower%20Complaints.pdf

The key point is that under the law first-hand knowledge has never been a requirement for WB complaints.

Paul said...

Trump is hijacking the election by doing his job.

The Ukraine and the United States have a diplomatic relationship. It was signed in the 1990s under President Bill Clinton. Trump knew of the Biden’s wrongdoings. He had an obligation to bring it to Zelensky’s attention. If he didn’t, he’d be in violation of the bilateral agreement.

And Trump, having sworn to uphold the Constitution and it's laws, is quite within his authority to tell other countries of possible wrongdoing so the other counties can undertake investigations and if wrong doing is found, arrest the violators and try them in their courts.

It does not matter if the ones under suspicion are running for president. To allow those running for office to have a free pass to wrong doing would just open the doors to more corruption. Thus Biden and Son are under suspicion.

And that, to Biden (the untouchable), is hijacking the election!

bagoh20 said...

Last week a local reporter in Iowa asked Biden to make a case for why Iowans should vote for him, and he flat out refused to do it... on video. I can't believe this hasn't gone viral. It even kinda disappeared. How does that happen? Watch it. It's embarrassing.

https://youtu.be/ZhWJ2gxUwbA

narciso said...

the same fellow who was part of the fisa fraud, you don't say, by the way this has nothing to do with intelligence, that would be troop movements, the behavior of foreign leaders,

bagoh20 said...

"Don't the democrats get tired, of having Lucy pull the football out from underneath them... again and again and again?"

They actually seem to run faster at it and fall harder each time. Being that stubbornly stupid should tell voters something very important about how Democrat policy works. Hint: it's not based on results.

Michael K said...

The key point is that under the law first-hand knowledge has never been a requirement for WB complaints.

So whistleblowers have always been allowed to repeat hearsay ? That doesn't pass the laugh test. If that is true why would they bother to change the form ?

Keep trying , though

Drago said...

LOL

The usual lefty suspects are scrambling like roaches now that we know Barr is working directly with the Brits, the Italians and the Aussies to get to the bottom of the dems/deep state 2016/2017 spying, weaponization of govt agencies against domestic political opponents and massive graft operations.

I cant wait to read what Mifsud has said under oath about being a western intel asset and not a russki asset which Mueller and the dems lied about.

Michael K said...

Moderates still on a long trip.

Hagar said...

The statute regarding whistleblowers has not changed. It was policy to regard hearsay sceptically and not "urgent," requiring immediate transmittal to Congress.

Hagar said...

The significance of the boasting is reason enough to investigate the veracity of Biden's comments, no?

Biden stands exposed as a crook or a foolish braggart, or both, by his own words and his campaign ought to be toast either way.

I puts the Ukrainians in an awkward position though. It is not diplomatic to speak in public about such matters regarding the vice=president of the United States, especially when you are a client nation.

Howard said...

Blogger tcrosse said...

Say, what's got into that Drudge guy, anyhow? He was okay during that Russia thing.


The rats are jumping ship

FullMoon said...

I cant wait to read what Mifsud has said under oath about being a western intel asset and not a russki asset which Mueller and the dems lied about.

There is no reason to believe he will not lie. This guy cooked up a pretty intricate scheme. Definitely has the ability to lie and get away with it. Or simply, does not recall. He has nothing to gain by telling all he knows.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

WB rules change overseen by Haspel?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1178599485297049601

FullMoon said...

The Office of the IG IC has put out a press release on the subject of your comment at the following address:

https://www.dni.gov/files/ICIG/Documents/News/ICIG%20News/2019/September%2030%20-%20Statement%20on%20Processing%20of%20Whistleblower%20Complaints/ICIG%20Statement%20on%20Processing%20of%20Whistleblower%20Complaints.pdf

The key point is that under the law first-hand knowledge has never been a requirement for WB complaints.

Nope. Key point is that whistle blower claims first hand knowledge not related to Ukraine phone call. Things not yet divulged

The Complainant on the form he or she submitted on August 12, 2019 in fact checked two relevant boxes: The first box stated that, “I have personal and/or direct knowledge of events or records involved”; and the second box stated that, “Other employees have told me about events or records involved.”

In short, the ICIG did not find that the Complainant could “provide nothing more than second-hand or unsubstantiated assertions,” which would have made it much harder, and significantly less likely, for the Inspector General to determine in a 14-calendar day review period that the complaint “appeared credible,” as required by statute. Therefore, although the Complainant’s Letter acknowledged that the Complainant was not a direct witness to the President’s July 25, 2019, telephone call with the Ukrainian President, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community determined that other information obtained during the ICIG’s preliminary review supported the Complainant’s allegations.

Drago said...

Howard: "The rats are jumping ship"

LOL

So much stupidity.

It's like Inga never left....

Drago said...

Fullmoon: "There is no reason to believe he will not lie. This guy cooked up a pretty intricate scheme. Definitely has the ability to lie and get away with it. Or simply, does not recall. He has nothing to gain by telling all he knows"

Reports are that Mifsud's lawyer has already provided confirmation Mifsud was a western asset (which is basically a "duh" item but was meant to remain hidden in the Weissman/Mueller frame up) not a Russian asset.

That fact alone demolishes the entirety of the Papadopolous setup story of the lefties.

Drago said...

There can be no doubt the dem leadership fully understands how dumb their base is (see Howard's hilarious "hot takes" above) by floating "President Pelosi" fever dreams in the lefty media organs of choice!!

There is literally no statement so moronic it won't be trumpeted by the lefty media and swallowed whole by the lefties.

Hey, did you hear the one about Trump hiring prostitutes in a Moscow hotel?.........LOL

In the dems defense, given how readily the dem base lapped up every obvious and transparent lefty lie, I can't really blame the dem leadership for going for broke on the laughable accusations.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

aside from Biden's Ukraine shenanigans (ala P. Schweizer) etc,
seemingly more run-of-the-mill greed/money oriented corruption--
what if there are dire dirty deals re China re defense/military??

re the "Edward" Peng case--
who were his contacts here ? Who was giving him the info he was sending to Beijing?

if any of those involved are Biden, Feinstein, Pelosi, etc...

narciso said...

Dejavu:
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/sam-dorman/2016/07/25/politico-reporter-caught-dnc-email-scandal-previously-worked

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Hillary is out there saying Trump is corrupt. Hilarious. That bitch is queen of international shake-down and corruption for her fake family charity-for-living-large.

Would someone please off with her head. Please!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

A letter released Monday raises questions beyond the Bidens.

Michael K said...

Speaking of intricate schemes, Look at this one.

If Chris Steele suddenly walked away from the dossier, and/or admitted publicly the dossier was political opposition research primarily from Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr, the FBI would have a shit-storm on it’s hands…. and they needed to evaluate the position of Steele. Steele could be a risk if he was not supporting the team playbook. That’s the driving purpose behind all of this “re-engagement” with Steele through Bruce Ohr.

The small group in the DOJ and FBI planned to continue, pass-off and modify the Trump investigation by shifting it to a special counsel. The centerpiece of that investigation would be using the dossier as justification for a need to investigate Trump as a Russian risk. The DOJ/FBI small group needed Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele to stand by the false narrative all of the players had assembled over the prior year.

The wildcard to retain the false story was Chris Steele… Steele was an outside participant, albeit aligned with the ideology and the purpose. Evaluating Steele’s willful participation in keeping the narrative as assembled was the reason for their urgent talks; however, the “small group” couldn’t run the risk of direct talks in the same way that Mark Warner couldn’t risk of a paper trail.

Adam Waldman and Dan Jones were facilitating a plausibly deniable information pipeline from Chris Steele to Senator Mark Warner. Bruce Ohr was facilitating a plausibly deniable information pipeline from Chris Steele to the FBI/DOJ small group. The purposes were the same, everyone needed assurances Steele wasn’t going to back-out.


Lots of new stuff coming with the usual extensive redactions that might not stand up.

This may be a do or die thing for Democrats the next 6 months.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

https://twitter.com/EdAsante77/status/1178785701292322816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1178785701292322816&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Face.mu.nu%2F

The media has constructed a narrative that any investigation that does not center on removing Trump from office or helps Trump is de facto illegal and impeachable.

Scary.

traditionalguy said...

Interestingly, the heads of the 2016 treasonous coup against Trump that used other Government's help and are now being investigated for their crimes suddenly run for President against Trump. Ergo: if they are investigated, then it is called the gathering of dirt on a political opponent from other governments.

3MartiniLunch said...

" Is it that Trump isn’t sitting still for getting impeached but insists on fighting?"

--Yes.

iowan2 said...

readering said
The key point is that under the law first-hand knowledge has never been a requirement for WB complaints.


Such a dishonest parsing of debate.

The Statute does not go into detail. The agencies involved write the protocols to achieve the goal of the statute. (the whole Chevron, thing ring any bells?)
In this case, the requirment for "credible and urgent" was first hand knowledge. As established by the IC, not statute language.
The credible and urgent, classification is important because that classification by congressional statute, requires the notification to congress. Lesser WB complaints may not rise to the level of required congressional notification.
In this particular hoax, those persons with first hand knowledge (no one is asking why those that know, refused to file their own WB complaint. Odd? No?) would have filed a WB complaint with the FBI or DoJ. Not tripping the wire for congressional notification. It had to get to the ICIG, and the threshold had to be lowered to achieve "credible and urgent classification, triggering congressional notification.

A lot of dominoes had to get lined up for this hoax to create the appearance of impropriety, that the dems and media could blow up to a faux impeachment investigation.

DeepRunner said...

Joe Biden's statements...oy. Time has passed him by. He really should be angry that "Barack" wouldn't stand up to the Clinton Machine so that he could have run in 2016. That's when the nomination was hijacked by a rigged system in the Dem party.

stlcdr said...

How does a sitting president avoid using ‘presidential resources’ to effect reelection, lest they be accused of some crime worthy of impeachment?

DarkHelmet said...

"How does a sitting president avoid using ‘presidential resources’ to effect reelection, lest they be accused of some crime worthy of impeachment?"

That depends. If you're a Democrat president you can use any resources you and your team can dream up, from foreign spooks to domestic flying monkeys.

If you're a Republican President you are de facto illegitimate, and you can't do anything but lose gracefully.

stan said...

Stephen Green at Instapundit: "I can’t tell if the Left is outraged, astounded, or just flummoxed that Trump isn’t sitting there and taking it like a Bush or a Romney."