• The Media Attacks, Dems Impeachment Accusations Continue, Newest ‘Bombshell’ Probably Fizzles

    Surge Summary: A so-called “bombshell” from John Bolton is so far information based on second hand accounts and reported, in many cases, by left-leaning sources. It’s clearly an attempt by the Democrats to interminably drag out this impeachment process in order to try to find something – anything – they can use against Donald Trump.

    by Gary Bauer

    Like clockwork, just after the president’s defense team decimated Adam Schiff’s entire impeachment case … the two main media organs of the left, the New York Times and CNN, came rushing to the rescue.

    Both outlets dropped a report that every Trump-hater is calling a “bombshell.”  Here are my thoughts on the latest “revelations” allegedly from John Bolton’s upcoming book.

    • There are no direct quotes from the Bolton manuscript in either the CNN or New York Times story because neither outlet has actually seen the book manuscript.  It was simply “described” to them by “multiple people.”  This is yet another attack piece by the liberal media using anonymous sources in a desperate attempt to reverse the last election and force Trump off the ballot in the next election.
    • The reporters for the Times story, Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt, are well-known partisan hacks with histories of running reports later debunked as false.  (Here and here.)  And the left-wing bias at the New York Times goes well beyond these two reporters.
    • Whatever is in Bolton’s book, how would someone have leaked what is or is not in it?  The leak could have come from the publisher.  The book is currently at the White House, undergoing a review process to ensure it does not violate national security agreements that people like Bolton have to sign when they work in the administration.
    • That review is taking place at the National Security Council (NSC), which was expanded during the Obama years and is still filled with Obama loyalists.  The so-called “whistleblower” was at the NSC.  Alexander Vindman and his twin brother, Yevgeny, are at the NSC.  By the way, one of Yevgeny Vindman’s jobs is to review book manuscripts.
    • A senior NSC employee, responsible for Russia and Ukraine policy, was recently escorted from the White House and placed on leave pending a security investigation.  The official had only been there for a few months, after transferring from the State Department.  I have no idea what that is all about, but it does seem like a big coincidence.  One reason officials are abruptly removed from the White House is that they were caught leaking.

    Even if Bolton’s claims are accurate, none of it changes the basic facts, which the Trump defense team outlined very well on Saturday.

    Nonetheless, the target of this Democrat Party press release disguised as a news story is a handful of Republican senators who could force so-called “witnesses” (to what?) to be called, dragging out this process and setting up a Kavanaugh-style situation with new accusations and new demands for witnesses every day.

    In short, it would be a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition against the president just as the 2020 presidential campaign kicks into high gear.

    By the way, many in the media are citing polling data showing that Americans overwhelmingly support calling witnesses during the Senate’s impeachment trial.

    What they fail to point out is that many Republicans support calling Joe and Hunter Biden, as well as the so-called “whistleblower,” who has yet to face any serious public scrutiny or be crossed-examined by the president’s lawyers.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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