Crosstalk: December 5, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives is full steam ahead on pursuing impeachment. Late yesterday the House Intelligence Committee, which is controlled by a Democrat majority, voted along party lines 13-9 to adopt its report, sending it to the House Judiciary Committee with public hearings now beginning. There were closed door secret meetings, Republicans had been refused multiple times to call witnesses, while selectively leaked details emerged. One judiciary committee member referred to this as being unfair and politically biased. Congressman Gaetz of Florida called it, ‘a fairy tale told second-hand with hearsay and conjecture.’ The NY Post yesterday carried the headline: ‘Schiff impeachment report offers nothing but predetermined conclusion.’
Joining our host to bring clarity on this continuing issue was Jim Simpson. Mr. Simpson is an investigative journalist, businessman and former economist and budget examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget, under Presidents Reagan, H.W. Bush and Clinton. He writes for Breitbart, Daily Caller, Washington Times, Townhall, Accuracy in Media and others. He’s the author of several books including ‘The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World’ and ‘The Patriot’s Handbook.’
On Monday of this week, a 300 page report was released by Congressman Adam Schiff. It’s now passed by the House Intelligence Committee. Jim read a paragraph from the report which basically communicates that, ‘…President Trump, personally and acting through agents within and outside the United States government, solicited the interference of a foreign government (Ukraine) to benefit his re-election.’
Mr. Simpson described this as a ‘contrived lie.’ He believes that former Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t get a, ‘pass from potential criminal activity just because he’s a presidential candidate or a well-connected politician.’
He researched this issue a year ago and found mainstream media reporting regarding, ‘…how the Democrats colluded with Ukrainians to dig up dirt on President Trump and especially, Paul Manafort, before he was even elected.
His conclusion? ‘This is nothing more than Trump/Russia collusion 2.0. It is just a continuation of the non-stop effort to destroy him that was launched before he was even elected.’
The twists and turns in this investigation are numerous and Jim Simpson brings skilled analysis as well as answers to questions from Crosstalk listeners.
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