Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff are reeling after last week’s impeachment show trials proved to be an utter disaster for the Democrat Party. Now, in an effort to dirty up key Trump allies, namely Rep. Devin Nunes, and Rudy Giuliani, Pelosi and Schiff turned to their cohorts at CNN who planted a so-called “smoking gun” story about them. Well, now the truth has come out, and their “smoking gun” evidence has fallen apart. Don’t miss this.
As if by some magical intervention, the minute Adam Schiff wrapped up his last impeachment hearing last Friday, a so-called “bombshell” report from CNN was casting a large shadow on Rep. Devin Nunes and Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
The timing, of course, was incredibly suspect. “Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden,” read CNN’s headline.
Wow. So we are to believe that this “bombshell” just happens to appear within hours of the show trial ending and after Pelosi and Schiff get the bad news that Americans aren’t on board with impeachment? Pretty darn convenient timing for the Democrat Party, once again.
CNN’s Friday report claims a lawyer for the Soviet-born American Lev Parnas says his client is willing to tell Congress that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes met with former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin last December in Vienna “to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden.”
That same story stressed that Parnas—who is currently under indictment for campaign finance violations—has connections to Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. The next day, Giuliani took to Twitter, stating that he had “discovered a pattern of corruption that the Washington press covered up for years!”
“I’m also going to bring out a massive pay-for-play scheme under the Obama Administration that will devastate the Democrat Party,” the former New York City mayor tweeted.
I discovered a pattern of corruption that the Washington press covered up for years!
I’m also going to bring out a massive pay-for-play scheme under the Obama Administration that will devastate the Democrat Party.
Do you honestly think I’m intimidated?
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 23, 2019
To punctuate matters, Giuliani, who during his time as the Southern District of New York’s U.S. attorney took on the Mafia, including the leaders of the five largest mob families, queried: “Do you honestly think I’m intimidated?
“The Nunes story sounded a familiar chord: Democrats had accused the former chair of the House Intelligence Committee—now ranking member—of ethical violations stemming from claims he shared with the White House classified information about the intelligence committee’s work on the investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 election. That ethics charge prompted some of Nunes’s then-Republican colleagues, most notably Rep. Paul Ryan, to push him out as the leader of the Russian investigation,” The Federalist reports.
Back then, Nunes stepped down as the Never Trumper coalition of the GOP headed by Paul Ryan pressured him to do so. The House Ethics Committee cleared Nunes of wrongdoing, but only after he had been sidelined by the charges for some eight months.
Some Democrats are now raising calls for launching a second ethics investigation into Nunes based on the conduct described in the CNN story. “‘If Devin Nunes was using taxpayer money to do political errands in Vienna for his puppeteer, Donald Trump,’ Congresswoman Jackie Spreier (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted, an ethics investigation should be initiated.”
“Apparently, this [CNN] story was shopped to five different outlets. Color me shocked, shocked I tell you, that CNN would be the one with such little journalistic integrity so as to run with this,” Red State reports.
“This is a farcical tale so improbably stupid that you’d think it wouldn’t make it past Mother Jones, but I guess their standards were too high. Lev Parnas is currently under indictment for matters completely unrelated to politics, but he is hoping to garner favor with the prosecution. What better way to do that in the SDNY than proclaim you’ve got dirt on a Republican?” Red State adds.
The Democrats would love to discredit and sideline Devin Nunes. The only problem they have is the truth.
While Nunes remains mum about the specifics of the CNN report and in a similar story pushed by The Daily Beast, he broadly refuted the tales, telling Breitbart News that “these demonstrably false and scandalous stories published by the Daily Beast and CNN are the perfect example of defamation and reckless disregard for the truth.”
Nunes added that he intends to sue both liberal news outlets.
“That Nunes feels confident enough to unequivocally deny the stories as ‘false and scandalous’ suggests the Republican representative can easily disprove the claims. That should not be surprising: Nunes surely has readily available documentation establishing that he did not visit Vienna during his December European vacation. If such evidence is available at the ready, Nunes will be able to quickly parlay the media and Democrats’ latest attack on him as fake news reminiscent of the Michael Cohen in Prague scandal,” The Federalist adds.
But the latest hit on Nunes is much more than the mere peddling of fake news: It is the repeat of a pattern run by the left for the last three years. And it was the Giuliani tweet that revealed the play.
In his tweet, the former prosecutor spoke of corruption under the Obama administration and a “massive pay-for-play scheme” he had discovered. Giuliani then stressed he wasn’t about to be intimidated.
That closer resonated because the press and Democrats have been trying to intimidate Giuliani by casting him as a co-conspirator with Trump (and Nunes) in a plot to improperly obtain dirt on the Bidens. But if the most recent accusations against Nunes prove bogus—as the first set of ethics charges did—why should we credit a similar attack against Giuliani?
The answer is we shouldn’t. This is the same game plan the media has been playing to benefit the Democrats for over three years.
That game plan is simple: taint Republicans investigating matters that threaten the left, either forcing them out of their leadership positions or using the manufactured scandal to breed public distrust in their conclusions.
“We saw this when Barack Obama warned President-elect Trump about Michael Flynn, and later an FBI set-up led to his eventual firing by Trump. Next came Jeff Sessions, who recused from the Russia collusion probe based on a supposed conflict-of-interest, allowing for the appointment of a special counsel,” says Margot Clevland, who has been the Federalist reporter on top of these machinations by the media on behalf of the Democrats.
We even saw the so-called whistleblower try and connect Attorney General Bill Barr to the accusations made against Trump concerning a supposed quid pro quo offer to Ukraine. Yet, unlike Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr wasn’t about to “recuse himself” from anything.
This is how the Democrats and their media cohorts operate. They make “bombshell” accusations against whatever Trump ally they want to discredit so they have to step down or “recuse” themselves. Then, oops, the accusations turn out to be utterly bogus. Meanwhile, the damage is done as they get the Trump ally to oust themselves from the investigations.
Right now, this so-called “bombshell” on Nunes and Giuliani is running 24/7 on CNN and by other leftist media scum who are all-in on making sure Americans are brainwashed into believing President Trump is dirty and his allies are all involved in nefarious plots.
We have all see this movie before, and it’s time we spread the truth. Americans will no longer believe anything the Democrats say, nor will we put any credence into anything reported by their partners in crime. Fake News is just that, and no one does it better than CNN.