In a Fight for Its Life: The Desperation to Impeach Trump

The biggest story in the world right now is the attempted impeachment coup of the president of the United States of America.

If you listen only to the establishment media, the narrative they want you to believe is that a ‘whistleblower’ has accused President Trump of putting pressure on the Ukrainian president, during a phone call, to give him dirt on Joe Biden, the leading Democratic candidate for the 2020 election.

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This is just another example of Trump acting inappropriately, they say, and a reason to move to formal impeachment proceedings.

The real story is that this is just another deep state attempt to take down a president that is not a part of their club.

When Hillary didn’t win the 2016 election, they tried to cash in their ‘insurance policy’, which was the ‘Trump colluded with the Russians’ narrative. They had operatives throughout the intelligence community to try and set up the sting.

Mueller investigated those claims for two years, in order to find something on Trump, along with a handful of Clinton allies, and came up empty.

Now they’re going for a ‘colluding with the Ukraine government’ angle.

But this is even flimsier than the Russian fabrication.

The whistleblower was not even a first-hand witness to the allegations they are accusing Trump of. A requirement of whistleblower complaints is that they must have first-hand knowledge of the events that took place.

At least, this used to be a requirement.

Funnily enough, this requirement was recently, and mysteriously changed. As Sean Davis reveals in The Federalist:

The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”

The internal properties of the newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form, which the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) requires to be submitted under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA), show that the document was uploaded on September 24, 2019, at 4:25 p.m., just days before the anti-Trump complaint was declassified and released to the public. The markings on the document state that it was revised in August 2019, but no specific date of revision is disclosed.

Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president occurred on 25 July. The very next month, the rules were changed to allow the deep state to make their desperate impeachment play.

The thing is, it’s all just theatre. The allegations against Trump are not even credible. From Davis again:

The anti-Trump complaint also made several false claims that have been directly refuted and debunked. While the complaint alleged that Trump demanded that Ukraine physically return multiple servers potentially related to ongoing investigations of foreign interference in the 2016 elections, the transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky shows that such a request was never made.

The complainant also falsely alleged that Trump told Zelensky that he should keep the current prosecutor general at the time, Yuriy Lutsenko, in his current position in the country. The transcript showed that exchange also did not happen.

Additionally, the complaint falsely alleged that T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, a U.S. State Department official, was a party to the phone call between Trump and Zelensky.

“I was told that a State Department official, Mr. T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, also listened in on the call,” the complaint alleged. Shortly after the complaint was released, CBS News reported that Brechbuhl was not on the phone call.

House Democrats first received the whistleblower letter in August. Yet they sat on it for a month. Why? Perhaps they needed sometime to devise the ‘correct’ narrative with their media partners? Perhaps they just wanted to wait for the most opportune time to release it.

Why now?

Well, there are two reasons.

Firstly, the Democrats and the establishment media are trying to cover up the fact that the real story is Joe Biden’s potential corruption when he was vice president.

I told you about this in The Rum Rebellion on 4 April when I wrote:

Investigative journalist John Solomon broke the story a few days ago, in an opinion piece published in The Hill. The gist of it is this:

Joe Biden, in his capacity as vice president in the Obama administration in 2016, threatened to withhold a US$1 billion loan guarantee from Ukraine unless the President Petro Poroshenko, fired Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

Biden subsequently bragged about doing this at a Council on Foreign Relations forum.

But he didn’t mention a crucial piece of information. He didn’t mention why he wanted the prosecutor gone. As John Solomon reports:

‘But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.

‘U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia.

Can you imagine if this was Trump and one of his sons? The establishment media would be all over it, calling for his impeachment (again).

In addition to this, there are a number of investigations wrapping up into the abuse of power by the intelligence community under the Obama administration.

It was this abuse of power that led to the opening of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, the investigation into Trump and Russian collusion.

The results from these investigations won’t be pretty for the upper echelons of the FBI and CIA…as well as the Democratic party and the establishment media.

The desperation to take Trump down now, then, is extreme. They are fighting for their life.

And so is the American Republic.

US citizens began to lose their grip on the Republic with the assassination of JFK. If the unelected power brokers get rid of Trump too, I’m afraid it will be gone for good.


Greg Canavan,
Editor, The Rum Rebellion

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