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Adam Schiff Gives Democrats Only 24 Hours to Sign Impeachment Report


Written by Joel B. Pollak | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/01/adam-schiff-gives-democrats-only-24-hours-to-read-impeachment-report/

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 4: U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to reporters following a closed-door hearing with the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees at the U.S. Capitol on November 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. On Monday, House investigators released the first transcripts from … Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is giving members of his committee just 24 hours to read and sign off on his report recommending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. As Breitbart News reported Friday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler has previewed the report, and suggested it will include claims of “collusion” with Russia — as well as Ukraine, Russia’s enemy.

And as reported Saturday, Schiff will provide the full report to committee members on Monday, who must sign off on Tuesday in time for the first hearing in Nadler’s committee on Wednesday, which will discuss the supposed constitutional and legal basis for impeachment.

It is a foregone conclusion that Democrats will sign off on Schiff’s report. Evidence does not seem to be the top priority for Democrats: a majority favored an impeachment inquiry by August 1, eleven days before the so-called “whistleblower” sent a letter to Schiff complaining about Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

However, as the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York has noted, Democrats are in such a rush that they are leaving potential facts out of their examination. For example, they could wage a court battle to force former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify. Bolton reportedly disapproved of the role played by U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani in relations with Ukraine. He could be a key witness. However, Democrats did not want to wait to hear what he had to say.

As York noted recently in a column titled “Why the rush toward impeachment?”, Democrats “are racing to get the job done by Christmas. They’re not even trying to hear from some key witnesses, like former national security adviser John Bolton, because they don’t want to take the time to go to court over it.”

York notes that Democrats are fearful of letting impeachment drag into the 2020 presidential primary, when it will pull several U.S. Senators off the campaign trail. And they are also worried about the fact that public support for impeachment is stagnant at best, and slipping at worst, after lackluster public hearings last month.

But the rush has been a feature from the very beginning. On the day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry, the president had already announced that he had declassified the transcript (or “readout”) of the phone call with Zelensky, and that it would be published the next day. Pelosi did not want to wait for the evidence: her decision was driven by political factors.

Likewise, the Intelligence Committee has rushed its proceedings before all of the evidence was available to most members of Congress, or the public. It often published lengthy transcripts of closed-door depositions on the eve of public hearings, and only released the most exculpatory transcript after public hearings were over.

Nadler has given Trump until Friday to respond to a request to participate, either directly or through his counsel, in the Judiciary Committee’s impeachment proceedings.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ambassador John Bolton: Obama has Gone Schizophrenic when it Comes to Foreign Policy


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http://www.tpnn.com/2014/09/12/exclusive-ambassador-john-bolton-obama-has-gone-schizophrenic-when-it-comes-to-foreign-policy/

September 12, 2014 By

ZBoltonImperial Islamic President ObamaOn Friday, TPNN’s Tim Constantine spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton about President Obama’s foreign policy or, more specifically, his lack thereof. 
 
The always-candid Bolton explained that not only is President Obama wrong on the issue of ISIS and the threat they pose to the United States, but that his entire foreign policy is predicated upon Obama’s lack of belief in America’s right to serve as a superpower. 

“I think this is where the president’s ideology comes into play. He believes that the United States has historically been too strong, too assertive, too demanding, too intrusive- in fact, over the years, too successful and that the world will be a safer and more secure place if the united Stated is less pushy.

 He said a couple weeks ago, and it caused quite a stir, something he had said in his State of the Union message in January. He said long-term deployment of American troops can contribute to extremism, which is the word he uses for ‘terrorism’ because he often doesn’t like to use that.

 Now, let’s examine that for a minute: he’s saying that American troops being deployed overseas causes terrorism. So, in his view, obviously, if you have fewer troops, there will be less terrorism. I think that’s like looking at the world through the wrong end of a telescope and it’s historically false. How many terrorists did our long-term deployment inspire in Germany? South Korea? In Japan? But that’s the president’s view. But now, confronted with the awful possibility of having to deploy American troops in Iraq, he’s deploying a few, but they’re not boots on the ground, the Secretary of State says that it’s not war, they call it ‘counterterrorism,’ even though ISIS… is deploying conventional military forces and that’s how they defeated the Iraqi army near Mosul. And it’s a very different circumstance than the kind of counterterrorism we’ve seen before.  

I think the president has gone beyond schizophrenic… multiple personalities, that’s what he’s got going on inside his head.” 

Ambassador Bolton continued to shred President Obama and his flailing, panicky grip on foreign policy issues. Click below for the rest of the segment:bolton
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John Bolton: Our Biggest National Security Crisis is Barack Obama


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Speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday morning, Ambassador John Bolton slammed President Obama’s foreign policy approach and what he called the Obama doctrine.

“Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama,” Bolton said.

Bolton touched on the ongoing crisis with Russia but classified the 9/11 terror attack in Benghazi as Barack Obama’s biggest foreign policy failure.

“Libya is the paradigm of the Obama doctrine’s failure,” Bolton said. “Since Benghazi, Obama has done nothing to avenge Chris Stevens death.”

Bolton added that Stevens was a personal respresentative of President Obama in Libya, yet nothing has been done to bring his killers to justice.

“Under Barack Obama, you can get away with murdering his personal representative and get away scot-free,” Bolton said.

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