Media & Democrats Attempt To Thwart Acquittal Vote With Fake ‘Bombshell’ Report
It started on Saturday with the Washington Post, then it was posted on twitter by Democrats, and received wall to wall coverage on CNN by the end of the day Sunday. Democrats and the media have lined up their “bombshell” fake news report to try and thwart the acquittal vote of President Trump in the Senate.
Here’s what the Washington Post reported:
A midnight[Friday] court filing, the Justice Department explained why it shouldn’t have to unredact copies of more than 100 emails written by officials at the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Department about the hold on funds to Ukraine.
Heather Walsh, an OMB [Office of Management and Budget] lawyer, wrote that of the 111 redacted emails in the lawsuit, 24 are protected by “presidential privilege.”
“Specifically, the documents in this category are emails that reflect communications by either the President, the Vice President, or the President’s immediate advisors regarding Presidential decision-making about the scope, duration, and purpose of the hold on military assistance to Ukraine,” Walsh wrote.
“Every single Republican Senator voted to endorse the White House coverup of these potentially important truth-revealing emails,” Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Saturday. (GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah voted with Democrats to subpoena Bolton but against admitting new documents.) “Make no mistake, the full truth will eventually come out and Republicans will have to answer for why they were so determined to enable the president to hide it.”
Of course, right on cue from the media Democrats jumped in:
The drip, drip, drip of potentially damning evidence continues.
Every single Republican Senator voted to endorse the White House cover-up of witnesses and documents.
Make no mistake: The full truth will eventually come out & Republicans will have to answer for their cover-up. https://t.co/IuTI06j3EP
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 1, 2020
It is a tragedy that today, the Trump Administration pursues an official U.S. government policy that conflicts with our nation’s values. America must be and is better than this.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) February 1, 2020
This is my surprised facehttps://t.co/hpeQTtkKJP
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) February 2, 2020
None of this came out until after the Senate vote over witnesses and the Democrats came to the realization that their impeachment efforts failed. The Iowa caucus is today and that will keep the media busy but, I would prepare for another “bombshell” before the vote to acquit on Wednesday.
I think Senator Lindsey Graham said it best…
This has been a partisan impeachment from Day 1 – terrible on process and dangerous on substance.
It rings hollow for Adam Schiff to talk about wanting a fair process.
Finally, the sooner this trial is over, the better for the American people.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 31, 2020