As Impeachment Theater Ramps Up, The New York Times Totally Whiffs In Their Latest Attempt to Swipe at Trump

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 4:45 PM
As Impeachment Theater Ramps Up, The New York Times Totally Whiffs In Their Latest Attempt to Swipe at Trump

Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The liberal media is desperate to keep the impeachment balloon afloat to the point where they’re trying to frame perfectly acceptable requests of foreign leaders as some odious plot. We all know about the Trump-Ukraine issue that launched the House Democrats’ formal impeachment push. In that phone call, Trump supposedly threatened to withhold aid unless the Ukrainians opened up an investigation into Hunter Biden. A transcript of the call debunked this shoddy allegation. There was no quid pro quo and now Trump asked the Australians to help the Department of Justice in their probe of the origins of the Russia collusion circus (via NYT):

President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call.

The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to a small group of the president’s aides, one of the officials said, an unusual decision that is similar to the handling of a July call with the Ukrainian president that is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump. Like that call, the discussion with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia shows the extent to which Mr. Trump sees the attorney general as a critical partner in his goal to show that the Mueller investigation had corrupt and partisan origins, and the extent that Mr. Trump sees the Justice Department inquiry as a potential way to gain leverage over America’s closest allies.

And like the call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, the discussion with Mr. Morrison shows the president using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests.

President Trump initiated the discussion in recent weeks with Mr. Morrison explicitly for the purpose of requesting Australia’s help in the Justice Department review of the Russia investigation, according to the two people with knowledge of the discussion. Mr. Barr requested that Mr. Trump speak to Mr. Morrison, one of the people said. It came only weeks after Mr. Trump seemed to make military aid to Ukraine contingent on Mr. Zelensky doing him the “favor” of helping Mr. Barr with his work.

Well, first, there’s nothing illegal here. Second, the Mueller report did have partisan origins. It started as an FBI counterintelligence probe into Russian collusion and disgraced ex-FBI Agent Peter Strzok was a key person who signed off on it. Sztrok and his mistress, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged tens of thousands of texts, anti-Trump in nature, and meant exactly how they read, according to Page. She has since resigned from the FBI. Strzok was fired over the exchanges. It was these texts that showed election meddling might not have been coming from the Kremlin, but the J. Edgar Hoover Building. That’s what AG Barr is trying to figure out. Strzok and Page also mentioned an “insurance policy,” which many have alleged is a reference to the Trump dossier that was used to secure a FISA spy warrant against Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign. It was not verified. It was a political opposition research project funded by the Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign. So, yeah—totally out there to view the Mueller probe as a partisan witch hunt. It was. Stack those sandbags, folks. The Left is going to make another hard impeachment push, even if it makes them look like total fools.