Morning Greatness: Trump Officials Ghost This Week’s Impeachment Tribunals

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president meets with the Secretary of State
  • President Trump welcomes the 2019 World Series Champions: The Washington Nationals
  • The president delivers remarks at a Keep America Great Rally in Lexington, KY

Four officials are scheduled to testify before Democrat star chamber today and none will show up

Good.

All four White House officials who are scheduled to give depositions on Monday during the House’s impeachment inquiry won’t show up, as a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN that National Security Council lawyers John Eisenberg and Michael Ellis will not testify.

The two officials will join Robert Blair, assistant to the President and senior adviser to the acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and Brian McCormack, associate director for natural resources, energy & science at the Office of Management and Budget, in not testifying on Monday, CNN reported earlier. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who was scheduled to appear Wednesday, will not participate in a closed door deposition, an Energy Department spokesperson said Friday.

And there’s more. CNN reports, “Two other OMB officials, Michael Duffey and Russell Vought, also won’t show up to their depositions later this week, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN.”

Democrat inquisitors say they have already established an overwhelming case for impeachment. “This isn’t an Agatha Christie novel — this is a shakedown,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland who has taken part in the star chamber proceedings. “I think we have established an overwhelming case. But we have got very careful prosecutors on the staff who rightfully want to leave no witness unexamined, and they want every detail to be nailed down as much as possible. That’s good.But at a certain point we have to say … there’s just been an overwhelming case that high crimes and misdemeanors have likely been committed against our country.”

I have some bad news for you Jamie….

Voters in early primary states don’t GAF about your impeachment jihad

“Meet the Press,” a Sunday political snuff show, hit the streets in early primary states to find out what voters think of the Democrats’ impeachment efforts. “We went out and tried to find some voters to talk about impeachment. We had to bring it up to them, here’s what they told us,” derp state spokesman Chuck Todd announced on his show.

“I think it’s a waste of time,” said Minnesota voter Jim Baird. “You have a bunch of kids fighting and not accomplishing what they are elected for.”

“I read the document, and there was absolutely nothing concerning to me,” said South Carolina voter Tracy Veillette. “From one President to another, it was absolutely appropriate.”

Now here is the kicker: the poor slobs in resistance media were confused by what the filthy casuals had to say. New York Times reporter Helene Cooper was perplexed.

“I wonder who are all the voters that you’re talking to,” she said, “because I’m so inundated. Whenever anybody finds out I’m a reporter, all they want to ask me about is impeachment, and what’s going to happen?”

“I just wonder, you know… you could have gotten, like, 10 other people saying something completely different,” Cooper added. “It is not as cacophonous out there in the rest of the country as it is here in Washington or in the big cities, I would imagine, but I sort of think that [impeachment’s] still starting to rise.” Why on earth would you think that?

Well Helene, (who lives in Washington D.C., LOL) what if I told you that the folks you meet at your Soul Cycle class or waiting in line to purchase a kale/quinoa/wheatgrass/acai bowl at lunch time don’t represent the rest of the country or care about the opinion of the New York Times? These media folks are so full of themselves.

Whistleblower offers to answer written questions

The whistleblower’s lawyers have made an offer to have him answer written questions. “Now we have offered directly to the GOP. They have no excuses,” whistleblower lawyer MarK Zaid told ABC News on Sunday. Excuses? No, sir. Your client has no excuses not to personally account for his actions intentionally taken to remove the duly elected president.

Should the GOP take up this offer? Absolutely not. The “whistleblower” can answer questions before the American public. “Written answers will not provide a sufficient opportunity to probe all the relevant facts and cross examine the so-called Whistleblower,” Jim Jordan, from Ohio, said. “You don’t get to ignite an impeachment effort and never account for your actions and role in orchestrating it.”

“We have serious questions about this individual’s political bias and partisan motivations and it seems Mark Zaid and Adam Schiff are attempting to hide these facts from public scrutiny,” he continued. “Last week’s testimony raised even more concerns about the anonymous whistleblower and our need to hear from them, in person.”

Related:
Attorney offers to let GOP submit questions to whistleblower

Trump wants whistleblower identified

“The whistleblower gave a very inaccurate report about my phone call,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. “My phone call was perfecto. It was totally appropriate.”

The media is ignoring Paul Sperry’s report identifying the whistleblower as Eric Ciaramella. Do they have a team of Pulitzer winners following up? Outside his house? Interrupting his meals at local restaurants? No? Well why not? OANN is out there looking, here’s the video.

“But he gave a report, he or she. According to the newspapers, it’s a he. They think – they know who it is. You know who it is, you just don’t want to report it. CNN knows who it is, but you don’t want to report it. And you know you’d be doing the public a service if you did,” Trump continued.

“It’s an impeachment scam and you know what it is, it’s between the Democrats and the fake news media,” he claimed.

“He’s an Obama person, he was involved with (John) Brennan, Susan Rice which means Obama, but he was a big anti-Trump person. He hates Trump. And he’s a radical. Now maybe it’s not him, but if it’s him, you guys ought to release the information,” he said.

Related:
Rep. Speier says impeachment depositions could be public ‘within 5 days’
Trump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon

Malefactors trying to breach Trump’s wall

The media is excited to report that smugglers and malefactors are sawing or cutting through parts of his big, beautiful wall. Trump has “downplayed” these reports and claimed he hadn’t heard them. “We have a very powerful wall,” he said. “But no matter how powerful, you can cut through anything, in all fairness.”

A spokesman from Customs and Border Enforcement confirmed there were some issues but said, get this, that the Washington Post was exaggerating the problems. “It’s happening but not to the point where it’s an issue,” BPS spokesman Matthew Leas told CBS.

Citing anonymous sources, the WaPo claims “smugglers were using power tools and makeshift ladders to get past the border barrier, which Trump said in September was ‘virtually impenetrable’ and ‘cannot be climbed.'” Thos media types, what a GOTCHA!

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Report: Castro Staffers Looking for Other Jobs as Campaign Struggles
Trump views mixed martial arts fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden
Trump approves plan for record low number of refugee admissions
James Clyburn: ‘No Question’ Buttigieg’s Gayness Is ‘An Issue’ For Older Black Voters
Trump threatens to end federal aid to California in tweets slamming Gov. Gavin Newsom
Kind of late. Ronan Farrow calls past rape claim against Bill Clinton ‘credible’
Pregnant Florida mom uses AR-15 to kill home intruder
They are coming for Kanye. Kanye West Sunday service food compared to Fyre Fest: ‘The server looked at me crazy when I asked for another pancake’
IMPORTANT WORK. How often does Trump misspell words on Twitter? These researchers have an answer
McDonald’s CEO pushed out after relationship with employee
‘Thin blue line’ flag at Montgomery Co. police station stirs up controversy
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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