Whenever the Democrats and the media unveil a new faux scandal it eventually runs out of firepower, so they have to reload their arsenal with new weaponry.
Predictably they have presented a new whistleblower to gin up more bombshell headlines and try to give credibility to their latest nothingburger.
The Ukraine ‘controversy’ is becoming just like a badly written soap opera, where the script writers must find an intriguing opening for their next episode and they have run out of ideas.
The second whistleblower has now come forward claiming to have first-hand information about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and has already spoken to the intelligence community’s inspector general. Big whoop.
Could the conspirators who unleashed the first whistleblower be trying to breathe new life into the conspiracy after he was widely panned for using second-hand sources and newspaper clippings?
This is just another smokescreen to deflect from the real scandal, Joe Biden bragging to Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, at an event last January, that he pressured the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.
Biden told a room full of foreign policy specialists about his threat to former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
Shokin was probing corruption at Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm that hired his son Hunter Biden in 2014 to serve on the board, paying him a reported $83,000 per month, while the former vice president was the administration’s point man in Kyiv.
The first whistleblower claimed Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens for corruption, withholding $400,000 military aid as leverage in a July 25 phone call, then stashing the call on a secret server.
This new whistleblower will not add any more credibility to a fake controversy after Trump already released the transcript, revealing that he never offered a quid pro quo. These claims have already been debunked and furthermore, Trump has sweeping authority in foreign policy negotiations under Article III of the US Constitution.
Democrats have already begun interrogating key witnesses in closed-door hearings like Kurt Volker, former U.S. special representative to Ukraine and Michael Atkinson, the inspector general (IG) of the intelligence community. They have not unearthed any information backing up the whistleblower’s claims or it would have been leading every newscast. In fact, their testimonies, according to leaks from the hearings, back up the president’s assertions that many of the anonymous troublemaker’s claims are false and his concerns invalid.
Is anyone surprised that both whistleblowers are intelligence officers and the same attorney, Mark Zaid, represents them both? Zaid told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Sunday that the second individual can back up the first whistleblower’s allegations.
Democratic Party affiliated attorney Andrew Bakaj, managing partner of the firm handling the case, tweeted on Sunday: “I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General. No further comment at this time.”
A new whistleblower will not add anything new to what the president has already made public. Someone needs to tell Democrats that their manufactured controversy is dead. The public has already read the transcript of the call and they don’t need media interpretations, translations or made up versions. Voters are much smarter than these pompous politicians and journalists seem to think. Republicans need to dispatch this new fake whistleblower quickly from the headlines.