Morning Greatness: The Role of Julie Swetnick Will Be Played by John Bolton

Good Monday morning.

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

  • The president participates in the arrival of the Prime Minister of the State of Israel
  • President Trump participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of the State of Israel
  • The president participates in a bilateral meeting with LTG. (Res.) MK Benjamin Gantz, Blue and White Chairman
  • President Trump has lunch with the Vice President
  • The president participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of the Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Made for TV impeachment movie to feature John Bolton in the role of Julie Swetnick

Everything old is new again. If you liked Julie Swetnick in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing TV movie, you’ll love John Bolton in the impeachment TV movie.

John Bolton has a book coming out. Can you believe that the week the president’s team gets a platform to respond to the Democrats’ wild accusations, the details of Bolton’s book somehow make it to the pages of New York Times? If this tactic seems familiar, it’s because it is. This is the Comey maneuver. Remember, when Comey’s memos and positive spin showed up in the Times? It’s almost as if James Comey and John Bolton have the same book publicist. As I predicted in the Greatness when this snuff show started, the Democrats and anti-Trump forces will conduct a parallel trial in the media with their media accomplices. The Democrats want the witnesses they were too impatient to subpoena themselves and they think they can gin up public pressure to get them while continuing to smear the president for the 2020 election.

According to bitter, disgruntled, fired John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript, “President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens.”  The Times wants you to know that the “explosive” claims were “included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. He also sent a draft to the White House for a standard review process for some current and former administration officials who write books.” Who is in charge of the review of the book? Lt. Col. Jelly Doughnut’s brother, according to Breitbart. I’m sure that guy didn’t leak the book he was reviewing, right?

My sources tell me that Bolton was catting around Senate GOP offices to agitate against Trump before the impeachment trial started.

And then there is this:


One thing is for sure, Bolton will need all the money he can get from this book because he won’t be raising it from the conservative base like in the olden days.

(See if you can spot the pattern)
NYT New revelations from the former White House national security adviser could complicate President Trump’s impeachment trial.
CNN GOP prospects of defeating witness vote uncertain after New York Times Bolton report
Politico Bolton account of Ukraine aid could reignite call for impeachment witnesses
(Did you spot it?)
Trump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations
Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir

White House lawyers take the impeachment stage

The Trump team finally got their turn on Saturday with a benevolent two hour opening gambit. I thought they did a great job of dismantling the Democrats’ ridiculous narrative and they did it in only 2 hours. The WH lawyers have two more days and about 22 hours left to present their case. This will be the first time for the public and the Senate to hear anything remotely exculpatory about the president as the Democrats shut out the GOP and the White House from calling witnesses and asking certain questions in the star chamber basement hearings and in the subsequent public hearings. One issue that the media, who slobbers and fawns all over the Democrat resistance clowns every waking minute of the day when they appear on their propaganda outlets, never ask their guests: if there was no House vote to begin in an impeachment inquiry, is this actually a legitimate impeachment inquiry? This is an issue the WH lawyers brought before the Senate and offered as an explanation as to why the WH refused to cave to the will of impeachment starlet Adam Schiff’s witness and document demands. One reason the Democrats didn’t want to litigate subpoenas is that the WH would argue the impeachment isn’t legal and that it would ruin their entire plan if the court agreed. Nevertheless, the Democrats actually created an impeachment charge based on the WH objection that the impeachment in the House isn’t even legal so they would not cooperate.

Many people forget or didn’t realize that the House of Representatives did not vote to begin impeachment as dictated in the constitution. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just commanded it all by herself.

Why didn’t the House call the witnesses? Schiff: Trump lawyers ‘deathly afraid’ of witnesses
Senate Republicans push back on calls for more impeachment witnesses
The public doesn’t get a fair trial, the president gets a fair trial. Schiff on impeachment: Not calling witnesses ‘deprives public of fair trial’
‘The House did not do its homework this time’: Sen. James Lankford
Trump says Adam Schiff ‘has not paid the price, yet’
Adam Schiff Accused Trump Of Trying To Threaten Him — But Nancy Pelosi Used The Same Phrase On Senate Republicans
CNN Legal Analyst Aghast That Trump’s Lawyers ‘All White Men’
Schiff Continues To Push Russia Collusion Hoax, Says Mueller Report Did Not Exonerate Trump
Dershowitz: Democrats ‘completely failed’ to meet constitutional standard

Kobe Bryant

Basketball phenomenon Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. His young daughter was with him in the helicopter. What a tragedy.

Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 dead in helicopter crash in Southern California
LAPD says flights were grounded due to fog when Kobe Bryant’s chopper crashed
Girls’ basketball coach Christina Mauser IDed as victim in Kobe Bryant crash

Other morsels:
Alicia Keys references Trump impeachment, Cardi B in politically-charged Grammy performance
Pete Buttigieg Tells Woman Her Pro-Life Views Not Welcomed In Democrat Party
FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother
Trump questions why NPR exists after Pompeo clashes with reporter
Hungary Sounds Alarm over Soros Plan for Billion-Dollar Global University Network
Hillary Clinton: Mark Zuckerberg Is ‘Trumpian,’ Has ‘Authoritarian’ Views
Rashida Tlaib Retweets Unverified Story That Israelis Killed Palestinian Boy
Trump moves to gut Obama housing discrimination rules
’I stand with Greta’: Mnuchin’s wife posts — then deletes — support for climate activist
Trump rules out removing Iran sanctions as a precondition for talks
Ghislaine Maxwell had special access to Buckingham Palace, former cop claims
Chinese health officials say coronavirus ‘much more contagious’
China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question US containment strategy
Tennessee passes law allowing agencies to deny LGBTQ adoption applications because of religious objections
Coronavirus cases in Arizona, California push US tally to 5
Joy Villa wears pro-Trump gown to Grammys: ‘Impeached and re-elected’
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs calls out Recording Academy for lack of diversity
3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources
How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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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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