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This rule changes, and Schiff somehow knows about this whistleblower complaint 2 weeks before Congress is informed?
Fuck this shit. This is disgusting.
This is the government working in a completely dishonest and opaque way against the elected executive leader.
I'm starting to believe Trump wasnt just being the hyperbolic word salad he typically is...
This is starting to sound fucking treasonous.
Can I have a link or more information that sheds light on Schiff's foreknowlege?
Note the date...Schiff shot his load a little early revealing that he was working on this narrative. Sure it's not 100% just from the tweet, but man it's very odd that he makes a statement like this 2 weeks before the whistleblower complaint is allegedly discovered.
Note the date... It had already been reported in the NYT that Rudy was digging around in Ukraine to get Biden dirt.
Yes this had been going on for months and months. Trump and Giuliani had even been tweeting about it in March 2019. https://www.lawfareblog.com/timeline-trump-ukraine-scandal
What I'm referring to the specific narrative that we were withholding weapons aid for an investigation on Biden and dirt about Biden. This was the narrative creative to show some sort of quid pro quo which was alleged by the whistleblower. The transcript did not show direct evidence of this like it was alleged. Schiff continues to just blatantly lie about this claim of Trump wanting the Ukrainians to get dirt about Biden. He seems to be heavily invested in this narrative in my opinion.
If you want to see DIRECT evidence of a quid pro quo arrangment we can go back even further...
On May 2nd 2018 it was reported by the NYT that Ukraine stopped cooperating with the Mueller probe in order to gain favor with the Trump admin to get weapons and aid. The Democrats even wrote a letter to the head Ukrainian prosecutor about this report. No idea why the Democrats let this one go and instead seemingly manufactured this whistleblower complaint. None of this was ever refuted by the adminstration or anyone that I saw. Maybe I missed it.
KIEV, Ukraine -- In the United States, Paul J. Manafort is facing prosecution on charges of money laundering and financial fraud stemming from his decade of work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
But in Ukraine, where officials are wary of offending President Trump, four meandering cases that involve Mr. Manafort, Mr. Trump's former campaign chairman, have been effectively frozen by Ukraine's chief prosecutor.
The cases are just too sensitive for a government deeply reliant on United States financial and military aid, and keenly aware of Mr. Trump's distaste for the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into possible collusion between Russia and his campaign, some lawmakers say.
The decision to halt the investigations by an anticorruption prosecutor was handed down at a delicate moment for Ukraine, as the Trump administration was finalizing plans to sell the country sophisticated anti-tank missiles, called Javelins.
The State Department issued an export license for the missiles on Dec. 22, and on March 2 the Pentagon announced final approval for the sale of 210 Javelins and 35 launching units. The order to halt investigations into Mr. Manafort came in early April.
Volodymyr Ariev, a member of Parliament who is an ally of President Petro O. Poroshenko, readily acknowledged that the intention in Kiev was to put investigations into Mr. Manafort's activities "in the long-term box."
"In every possible way, we will avoid irritating the top American officials," Mr. Ariev said in an interview. "We shouldn't spoil relations with the administration."
The Ukrainian investigators had been tracing money paid to Mr. Manafort and a New York law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, by figures in the political party of Viktor F. Yanukovych, the Russian-leaning Ukrainian president who was ousted by street protesters and fled the country in 2014. Mr. Manafort was a longtime adviser to Mr. Yanukovych, working with him to revamp his public image and acquire a pro-Western patina that helped him win the presidency in 2010.
The new government established a special prosecutor to pursue corruption in the former administration. By late last year, the prosecutor, Serhiy Horbatyuk, had opened about 3,000 cases, including four related to Mr. Manafort's consulting for the former president and his political party.
The order issued in April isolated these four investigations. The cases were not closed, the prosecutor general's office said in a statement, but the order blocked Mr. Horbatyuk from issuing subpoenas for evidence or interviewing witnesses.
"We have no authority to continue our investigation," Mr. Horbatyuk said in an interview.