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Saturday News Roundup: Lou Dobbs Cancelled, but the DC Police State Lives On

If Fox News was already dead to you, it is probably even deader to you this morning. – Lou Dobbs, the pugnacious anchor and loyal Trump guy on Fox Business, saw his show cancelled yesterday in the wake of being named as a defendant in a $2.7 billion lawsuit against the network by Smartmatic.

Dobbs has been a fixture on Fox Business for a decade, and has remained a rare bright spot on the network as most of its other programming has veered to the left, causing a collapse in the “news” operation’s ratings in recent months.

From a story at NewsMax:

Fox News has canceled ”Lou Dobbs Tonight,” the program hosted by one of the media’s most steadfast supporters of Donald Trump and the former president’s claims of voter fraud, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. 

Dobbs’ program, which has been airing twice nightly at 5 and 7 p.m. ET on the Fox Business Network, will be replaced next week with ”Fox Business Tonight,” with rotating substitute hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman, who filled in for Dobbs on Friday. This, according to a Fox rep who confirmed the news to the Times.

Dobbs, 75, remains under contract at Fox News, the newspaper said, but his future on the conservative news network is murky.

The cancellation comes a day after a large voting software company, Smartmatic, filed a $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox News and three of its hosts — Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro. The company said the hosts helped to spread lies about Smartmatic’s role in the presidential election, to the detriment of its reputation and its business.

Fox News has been in turmoil as long-time viewers have abandoned the channel since Election Day. Former President Donald Trump has attributed his election loss to Joe Biden to unfair coverage by Fox News as well as massive voter fraud.

Dobbs was signed to Fox News by its former chief executive Roger Ailes in 2011. As the Times noted, he has long been the company’s most outspoken supporter of Trump’s economic and immigration policies. In the weeks after the election, the paper said, he went on the air to express anger that the Republican Party did not do more to act on claims that the election was rigged in favor of Biden.

The firing of Dobbs will add weight to critics’ claims the network has gone soft backing conservative views.

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Interesting that Fox is taking no similar action related to weekend host Jeanine Pirro or Dobbs’s fellow Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, both of whom are also named in the SmartMatic suit. Bartiromo, in constrast to Dobbs, has even been allowed to audition to become the new host for the 7:00 p.m. ET time slot to replace Martha MacCallum, who was recently moved into a daytime slot.

Is Dobbs a sacrificial lamb at the altar of the Swamp? Sure looks that way. Expect Fox’s ratings to continue to tank.

When is a “Conspiracy” not a “Theory”? Answer: When the corrupt news media details it in a long white-washing piece designed to inoculate all the participants. – Time Magazine details a giant anti-Trump conspiracy  in a long piece published yesterday.

I posted an analysis of it yesterday evening, which you can read at this link. Enjoy.

To all you cheap Democrats out there freaking out about this video on Twitter, this is what is commonly known as a “generous tip.” Pay attention.

Today’s Required Reading. – I know I’ve been handing out some long reading assignments here recently, but readers would do well to go over to Spiked-Online to read an excellent new piece by Ben Pile, a blogger at ClimateResistance.com. Pile’s piece details the reasons why the “green” climate alarmist community is, in contrast to most everyone else, actually very happy with draconian gubernatorial restrictions issued under the rubric of COVID-19, and in fact would love to see them continue into perpetuity.

No really, it’s true. Here’s an excerpt from Pile’s excellent piece:

The question at the centre of this bizarre, anti-human dystopianism is, ‘Will Covid help us save the planet?’. That was asked by last Sunday’s edition of the BBC’s Big Questionsspiked’s Fraser Myers, outnumbered by George Monbiot, Extinction Rebellion activists and neo-Malthusian population-obsessives, appeared on the show. He was interrupted every time he tried to counter the greens’ celebration of locking people in their homes. Such is the BBC’s absorption into the green and lockdown orthodoxies that it apparently could not find, in a population of 65million people, more than one dissenting voice.

For Monbiot, the logic of lockdown was simple enough. ‘What we’ve discovered with the pandemic is that when people are called upon to act, they’ll take far more extreme action than environmentalists have ever called for’, he said. In Monbiot’s view, all that was required to elicit the obedience of the population was for the government to make it ‘abundantly clear that we have to do this for the good of all’. But this is not true.

If it were true, there would not have been the need to pass emergency legislation, to force businesses to close, and to abolish gatherings, including protests, all under threat of fines of up to £10,000. Which is far in excess of what most people could afford without serious consequences, including the loss of their home. Moreover, there are countless reports of local authorities and the police failing to understand the regulations they were enforcing and exceeding their authority. People have stayed at home because there was nowhere to go to, and nothing to do, and because they do not want to break the law, and because they have been terrified of the virus. A July survey of British people’s estimation of the deaths caused by Covid found that (excluding ‘don’t know’) they overestimated the number of fatalities by up to 10 times. A third overestimated by 10 to 100 times, and 15 per cent overestimated by over 100 times.

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Go read the rest of it – it’s about a 10-minute read altogether. You’ll be glad you invested the time.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – Just a reminder that today, a full month after the Capitol Riot, the “temporary,” barbed-wire-topped perimeter fence remains around the Capitol Building – and is likely to be reinforced into a permanent wall – and Joe Biden still has an army of 7,000 National Guard personnel deployed in the police state that our nation’s capital has become.

And guess what else? It’s costing you half a billion dollars. From a story at the DailyWire:

The presence of National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., is racking up a hefty bill of $500 million as threats reportedly require them to remain into early spring.

The estimate exceeds even the $480 million Bloomberg projected Thursday, according to an official who confirmed the number to The Hill, and does not include the costs incurred by the city.

Approximately 26,000 guardsmen from all 50 states, as well as three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, descended on the capital in the wake of the unrest on Jan. 6, locking down the sensitive areas around the Capitol building, National Mall, and large portions of downtown with police barricades and razor-topped fences.

Troop numbers have decreased to around 7,000 since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, with about 5,000 planning to remain until at least mid-March, in accordance with a Department of Homeland Security bulletin that warns threats remain even after the inauguration.

Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” the bulletin said.

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Note that last part: DHS has the ability to continue with this pretense of a “threat” from nebulous “ideologically-motivated violent extremists” into perpetuity, and has zero obligation under the law to prove the pretense is real to the public. If all that is required to say is that “information suggests” such threats exist, then DHS can accurately say that any threat it wished to imagine “exists” somewhere in the United States today.

This threat, “suggested by information” according to Biden’s DHS, is the one that’s being used to turn Washington DC into a police state via the abuse of the men and women of the National Guard.

That’s a national disgrace. A very expensive one.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.

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Wednesday News Roundup: Another GOP Surrender in Wayne County, Michigan

Republicans everywhere just keep surrendering. But hey, that’s just what they do. – We’ve discussed the situation with the Maginot Line Republicans in Georgia who have not only stopped fighting for fair and valid elections in their state, but are actually throwing their lot in with the Democrats there.

Yesterday provided us with yet another example of this kind of Vichy GOP worthlessness in Wayne County, Michigan, home of Detroit, one of five cities in all of America in which Joe Biden somehow “out-performed” Hillary Clinton on November 3. There, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, which consists of 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats, failed to certify the election results due to the fact that the number of votes counted did not come close to matching the number of people who signed into vote. Which is sort of bound to happen in a county where a 2 a.m. drop of 38,000 votes, all for a singe candidate takes place.

Republicans held firm for about 5 minutes – ok, it was really a few hours – until all the to-be-expected death threats started rolling into their social media accounts and they were accused of being racists by activists at a public meeting. In the end, they caved, which Republicans always do, based on a “compromise” in which Michigan’s utterly corrupt Democrat Secretary of State will “audit” the county’s results. Which will be exactly like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

From a story at the Detroit Free Press:

After initially voting against certifying the election results, Monica Palmer, the Republican chair of the committee, said she would be open to certifying the election results for other jurisdictions but not Detroit.

But Chris Thomas, the former director of elections for Michigan who served as a special adviser to Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, responded, “I think that’s absurd. I think that would make a mockery of the situation. To open the door to selective canvassing would be a huge disservice to the election process.”

Public commenters who spoke during the meeting accused the board’s Republican members of disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters — particularly African-American voters — in initially refusing to certify the election.

Jonathan Kinloch, the Democratic vice chair of the board accused the Republican members of playing politics rather than fulfilling their legal obligation to certify the results. “I believe politics made its presence today,” Kinloch said. “This is reckless and irresponsible action by this board,” he added. Democratic board member Allen Wilson agreed. “I’m actually appalled to be sitting here today,” he said.

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Thus does Michigan fall unless the federal courts can be convinced to intervene, which is highly unlikely to happen.

For more than 50 years, the Democrat Party has been playing the long game, fighting a war of attrition against our nation’s constitution and the freedoms and institutions it guarantees. For more than 50 years, the Republican Party has refused to understand the nature of this enemy of the state and of the people, and thus continued to fight a never-ending series of losing holding actions in which it always ends up getting flanked and giving ground.

Now, they are running out of ground to give, because the ground at stake in this current controversy is the continued existence and conduct of real, democratic elections in this country, which of course constitute the very foundation of our American Republic. Republican surrender monkeys like Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and these two members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, who choose the easy way of resolving real controversies by entering into one-sided “compromises” with Democrats only serve to hasten the Republic’s destruction.

This court loss is actually a good thing. – The Trump legal team got poured out by the Pennsylvania Supreme court on Tuesday, but that was to be expected and is actually a good thing, since it speeds the process along.

From a report in the New York Post:

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned an order requiring that election observers be allowed within six feet of ballot-counting operations.

In its decision, the court said state law only requires that observers be allowed “in the room” where ballots are counted and does not mandate a minimum distance, NBC News said.

The 5-2 majority opinion also found that the Philadelphia Board of Elections “did not act contrary to the law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Critically, we find the board’s regulations…were reasonable,” Justice Debra Todd wrote.

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Thus does the PA Supreme Court rule that it is “reasonable” for Democrats to segregate GOP election observers to an area from which they are literally unable to “observe” anything at all, which sort of defies the very definition of the word “observer”, doesn’t it?

Anyway, this decision is fine and very much expected, and it now frees up the Trump team to challenge this ruling in federal courts, where the real decision-making on all of this is going to end up taking place. It is doubtful that anyone on the Trump team expect a positive outcome before the PA supremes.

Meanwhile, in other election challenge-related events…

Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood tweeted this late Tuesday night:

Given the behavior of GA election officials to this point, this would not be at all surprising, would it?

Then there was this from election security expert Russ Ramsland on Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business program:

Here is part of what Ramsland had to say:

We have been out looking mostly at Michigan. We are beginning on turning our sights on Pennsylvania and Georgia. The things you find in Michigan are amazing. There are over 3,000 precincts where the presidential votes cast compared to the estimated voters from the SOS (Secretary of State) is 99% all the way up to 350%.

Those kind of numbers don’t exist in the real world. So where did all those votes come from?

And looking at that, we’ve gone back and looked at some of these huge vote dumps that were mostly Biden’s. We call them spikes. We’ve gone back and traced the spikes. We’ve seen where they were cast, primarily in four counties. We looked at how long it took to cast those votes. And we looked at the equipment that exists at all of those locations by serial number. And the fact of the matter is we can’t see any physical way possible for some of those votes to have been in those kind of numbers because they just don’t have the equipment that can produce it in that timing.

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This happened in Nevada, but the corrupt national news media pretty much ignored the story:

From the story at the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Voters might get a second chance to decide the race for Clark County Commission District C, where the number of election discrepancies surpassed the razor-thin margin of victory, county lawmakers said Monday.

During a meeting to certify election results in the county, the commission directed Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria to return early next month with options for a special election between Democratic former Secretary of State Ross Miller and Republican Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony.

Miller defeated Anthony by just 10 votes in the general election, but Gloria said Monday that his office had identified 139 unexplainable discrepancies in the contest. The discrepancies, he said, were similar to those found throughout the county, including early voting and Election Day check-in errors and issues related to tracking of the process of mail ballots.

But because the number of discrepancies is more than the margin of victory, that called into question the validity of the results, and the uncertainty is unlikely to be resolved by a recount.

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Grenell has a solid point: The vote count is too unreliable to resolve a county commission race, but just fine for a presidential contest? What kind of sense does that make?

So, things are moving ahead, but here we are at hump day, and Sidney Powell still hasn’t released the Kraken as far as anyone can tell.

Not good. Time is running out, and the Kraken, if it exists, demands to be fed.

That is all.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Sidney Powell Drops Bombshells on Lou Dobbs, But She Needs More

I’ll just start by leaving this right here:

The winds of change are blowing and taking Fox News with them.

Sidney Powell drops some bombshells on Lou Dobbs.:

Transcript:

POWELL: I’ve just got some stunning evidence from a witness, a high-ranking military officer who was present when Smart-Matic was designed. And I’m gonna just read you some of these statements, if you don’t mind, so I get them exactly right:

From the Affidavit: Designed in a way that the system could change the vote of each voter without being detected. He wanted the software itself to function in such a manner that if the voter were to place their thumbprint or fingerprint on a scanner, then the thumbprint would be tied to a record of the voter’s name and identity as having voted, but that voter would not be tracked to the changed vote.

He made it clear that the system would have to be set up but not leave any evidence of the changed vote for the specific voter, and that there would be no evidence to show, and nothing to contradict that the name and the fingerprint or thumbprint was going with a changed vote. SmartMatic agreed to create such a system and produced the software and the hardware that accomplished the result for President [Hugo] Chavez.

After the SmartMatic electoral system was put into place, he closely observed several elections where the results were manipulated using the SmartMatic software. Once such election was in 2006, when Chavez was running against Rosales. Chavez won with a landslide over Rosales, a margin of nearly 6 million votes for Chavez, vs. 3.7 million for Rosales.

In 2013, he witnessed another Venezuelan national election where the SmartMatic system was used to manipulate and change the results. In a control room where multiple digital display screens were shown for results and voting, the actual voting results were fed into that room and onto the displays over an Internet feed, which was connected to a sophisticated computer system created by SmartMatic.

People in that room were able to see in real time whether the votes that came through the electronic voting system was in their favor or against them. If one looked at any particular screen, they could determine that the vote from any specific area or as a national total was going to be against either candidate. Persons controlling the vote tabulating computer had the ability to change the reporting of votes by moving votes from one candidate to another by using the SmartMatic software.

[End]

Now, that is indeed stunning if true. And if Sidney Powell is on TV reading it, I have no doubt at all that she believes it to be true.

But here’s the problem: It’s an affidavit signed by a witness whose identity we don’t know. If this is all Powell and the Trump team of lawyers have to present on the matter, it will not likely convince a judge or panel of judges to take any action at all.

Later in the interview, Powell goes onto allege that the same SmartMatic/Dominion system has been used to change the outcomes of elections all over the world, and alleges that the CIA would have to know about it if this was indeed happening. Unfortunately, when pressed on that allegation towards the CIA and its potential complicity, Powell only responds that “it’s simple logic.” Which is true, but which also is not going to convince any court in America to take any action absent some documentary evidence.

She and Dobbs both also point out the fact that former vice-admiral Peter Neffinger is the chairman of SmartMatic, and also now sits on the steering committee for the Biden/Harris Harris/Biden transition team. This is also very interesting and frankly shocking, but in and of itself will not be likely to convince a judge to do anything.

Next in the interview, Dobbs reveals that he has received news from an unidentified “source” who he describes as “highly reliable” that the FBI has a team “looking into” the conduct of this election. Yippee! Our dumpster fire FBI is “looking into” it! So, maybe 5-6 years from now we might see some kind of “report” on it all, but more likely it will come to nothing given that a real investigation would benefit the Bad Orange Man everyone in DC is trying to get rid of.

Again, all of this is very interesting, and I have little doubt that most, if not all of the allegations coming from the Trump team are true.

But – and there is always this “but” – they will be asking a series of judges, probably all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States – to take radical, unprecedented action to basically either reverse or disqualify the vote counting in several individual states. In all of their interviews over the past week, I have yet to hear Powell or Rudy Giuliani talk about having anything more than witness testimony in their possession.

These are all bombshells for sure, but if witness testimony is all they have, then their court cases are destined to fail. Obviously, no smart lawyer is ever going to reveal their whole case publicly before a trial, and all we can do is hope that Powell, Giuliani and their team have been holding some even bigger bombshells in their hip pockets.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge, and deserves to become everyone’s go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Saturday News Roundup: A Sham ‘Recount’ in Georgia as Sidney Powell Preps to ‘Release the Kraken’

Georgia is about to be lost. The state and country have been betrayed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and its Sec. State Brad Raffensperger, two milquetoast Republicans who told the country that their people would be conducting a “re-canvass” and “audit” of the ballots as they conducted their recount.

Instead, they are conducting a simple recount with no audit or canvass of the ballots, a waste of time that only tests the functionality of the same machines used during the original count. It will change nothing.

Here’s a look at where the GOP “observers” have been segregated away from the “counters” in Fulton County, where most of the obvious fraud took place:

RNC spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington points out just a few of the issues with this fake “recount”, “re-canvass”, and “audit” promised by the Governor and Sec. State:

If you’re not checking signatures, you are not performing an “audit.” Simple as that.

This is nothing more than a fake “recount” being conducted without meaningful oversight by the same people who stole the election in the first place. It’s a fraud, a sham and a disgrace, and anyone who lives in Georgia should be marching on the Secretary of State’s office and the Governor’s mansion today.

But that won’t happen, and Georgia’s vote will likely be “certified” by COB on Monday, if not sooner.

This does not bode well for the January senate runoff elections.

Making the complicity in this fraud by both Kemp and Raffensperger even worse is this expose’ conducted by Atlanta’s PBS affiliate exposing major security issues with Dominion voting systems a week before Election Day:

So, everyone knew the system was insecure, overly complex (probably intentionally so) and subject to interference by any competent hacker, yet Kemp and Raffensperger chose to move ahead with its use anyway. Today, they will oversee the completion of their fake “recount” of votes, and one cannot help thinking that their mad rush here is being done as a means of covering their own tracks and complicity.

Despicable.

Meanwhile, Sidney Powell says she’s about the “release the Kraken” at Dominion Voting Systems:

Here’s a transcript of some of her comments:

“I can hardly wait to put forth all the evidence that we have collected on Dominion, starting with the fact that it was created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez, and then shipped internationally to manipulate votes for purchase in other countries, including this one. It was funded by money from Venezuela and Cuba, and China has a role in it also. So, if you want to talk about foreign election interference, we certainly have it now.

We have staggering statistical evidence, we have staggering testimony from witnesses, including one who was personally in briefings when all of this was discussed and planned. Beginning with Hugo Chavez and how it was designed there, and saw it happening in this country. As soon as the states shut down on Election Night and stopped counting, those are the states where the most egregious problems occurred.

We also need to look at, and have begun to collect information on the financial interests of some of the governors and secretaries of state who actually bought into the Dominion systems. Hunter Biden-type graft to line their own pockets by getting a voting machine in that would either make sure that their election was successful, or they got money for their family from it.”

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Whew. That’s just the first 2 minutes, folks. Powell goes on to say that “President Trump won this election in a landslide,” and that millions of votes were stolen by the Democrats via Dominion machines and software.

That’s all real easy to say to Lou Dobbs: It’s a lot more difficult to prove in a court of law. Yet, this every experienced federal appellate lawyer believes the Trump team has collected more than enough evidence to make their case.

Here’s the problem: Georgia is about to certify its election results based on its fake “recount,” and there is no precedent in modern U.S. history in which any court has overturned the certified election results from a presidential election in a single state. (Remember: In Florida in 2000, Sec. State Katherine Harris refused to certify the counts from Broward and Palm Beach counties.) Once Kemp and Raffensperger take that crucial step, it becomes much more difficult to convince any judge to overturn this decision taken by elected officials, especially given that both are at least pretend members of the President’s own party.

As Kemp and Raffensperger rush to get their fake “recount” completed and certified, events are also moving rapidly to a conclusion in Pennsylvania. There, Secretary of Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar, a corrupt Democrat, says she will refuse to order a recount of the “votes”:

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said that based on the unofficial returns from the state’s 67 counties, she will not order any recount in any of the statewide November 3 general election races.

Boockvar said in a Friday press release that more than 6.8 million votes have been counted thus far, and Pennsylvania’s counties continue to count the approximately 100,000 provisional ballots, as well as more than 28,000 military and overseas ballots.

She said the decision was made based on the fact that no candidate was defeated by one-half of 1 percent or less of the votes cast.

[End]

Thus, the votes in that crucial state are about to move quickly towards certified status as well.

None of this means that all is lost: It just means that the burden of proof the Trump legal staff must present to any court ratchets up that much higher. Their case must be airtight and foolproof in such a way that a judge or panel of judges will literally have no other choice but to rule in their favor.

Sidney Powell is one of the finest lawyers in America today, and she appears to be confident that that is exactly the nature of the case she and her compatriots are building.

Sure hope she’s right.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge, and deserves to become everyone’s go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Dear Nancy: Until You Hold a Vote, Buzz Off. Yours Truly, Donald.

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Dear Nancy: Until you hold a vote, buzz off. Yours truly, Donald. –  News broke late Thursday that the White House will soon shoot a letter off to San Fran Nan and her band of merry munchkins, possibly today, daring them to hold a formal impeachment vote on the floor of the house if they want to receive any cooperation in the matter.

This matters because to this point all the Deep State Dems and their corrupt media toadies have been doing is staging their own version of a reality TV show. Instead of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” we should call it “Keeping Up With The Treasonists.”

Pelosi has thus far refused to hold a formal vote on the floor because the fake “impeachment inquiry” process she has constructed allows her to fully control every move. As it stands today, the GOP majority is being denied rights that have been traditionally allowed under House rules that govern impeachment inquiries that involve presidents.

Rather than try to describe the details myself, I thought it best to let some actual experts do that for you.

First, former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing described the issues quite succinctly in an appearance with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs yesterday:

For those of you who still prefer to read stuff, here is a transcript:

Digenova: Well, it’s quite obvious what the Democrats are doing. They have not had a vote on the floor of the house to start a formal impeachment inquiry because if they were to have such a vote, under the house rules for impeachment, the Republicans would get subpoena power. So in order to avoid giving the Republicans subpoena power, they are doing this ‘impeachment lite’ with these six different committees who are claiming it’s an impeachment inquiry, and they’re trying to subpoena people and get documents without having an impeachment vote on the floor. That is why the White House said we are not going to cooperate with this kangaroo court.

Dobbs: All right, your legal opinion: Will Trump be able to maintain that position if Pelosi does not relent?

Digenova: Yes, and in fact, the White House position is very well-founded based on the history of impeachment proceedings against presidents. Not judges – impeachment proceedings for judges are irrelevant. In terms of impeachment proceedings for presidents, always there has been a vote on the floor of the house and the minority has been given subpoena power.

Toensing: And the constitutional basis for that, Lou, is the congress is supposed to be the legislative body. Well, they’re not legislating when they’re impeaching, so they become a different kind of entity. And in that, they have to have the full support of the majority of the body. This is legal chess, and the White House just moved its queen.

Digenova: And remember what they’re trying to do: They’re trying to nullify an election.

Dobbs: They’re trying to overthrow a president.

Digenova: Exactly, and this is basically a coup in the form of an ‘informal’ impeachment inquiry. So, this is extra-constitutional as well as un-constitutional.

[End]

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, writing at The Hill, has this to say about it in a terrific piece this morning that everyone should go read:

There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.

You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.

The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.

What is portrayed as an “impeachment inquiry” is actually just a made-for-cable-TV political soap opera. The House of Representatives is not conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. To the contrary, congressional Democrats are conducting the 2020 political campaign.

The House has not voted as a body to authorize an impeachment inquiry. What we have are partisan theatrics, proceeding under the ipse dixit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). It raises the profile, but not the legitimacy, of the same “impeachment inquiry” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) previously tried to abracadabra into being without a committee vote.

Moreover, there are no subpoenas. As Secretary Pompeo observed in his fittingly tart response on Tuesday, what the committee chairmen issued was merely a letter. Its huffing and puffing notwithstanding, the letter is nothing more than an informal request for voluntary cooperation. Legally, it has no compulsive power. If anything, it is rife with legal deficiencies.

[End]

So, to sum up:

  • This is not a real impeachment inquiry;
  • The Democrats, with help from the Intelligence Community and the corrupt news media, are in the midst of another coup d’etat attempt;
  • The Republicans in the House are being denied their rights under House rules; and
  • Neither the President nor any other member of the executive branch of government has any obligation to comply with any requests or subpoenas that come out of this reality TV show process.

Pelosi is dead set on denying the Republicans any right to issue subpoenas or take part in the questioning of witnesses because she knows if they get those rights, her false impeachment narrative will crash and burn.

Sure is going to be fun to watch how she responds to the White House letter.

That is all.

 

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