Edward Luce on Impeachment. Political Observer comments

Mr. Luce repeats ‘The Party Line’ on the Trump impeachment. The ‘as if ‘ that Mr. Luce operates under is that his readers don’t go elsewhere for ‘news’ and information.

On the vexing question of the change of the rules governing whisteblowers, see this from The Federalist, which has escaped Luce’s attention, and or does not meet with his ideological requirements?

Headline: Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge

Sub-headline:Federal records show that the intelligence community secretly revised the formal whistleblower complaint form in August 2019 to eliminate the requirement of direct, first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/intel-community-secretly-gutted-requirement-of-first-hand-whistleblower-knowledge/

Or this from zerohedgefund.com:

Headline:“I Am With Mueller”: Newly Released Rosenstein Emails Reveal Crusade To Investigate Trump

“I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls.  Sometimes the moment chooses us.” –Rod Rosenstein, one day before Mueller was appointed as special counsel

New emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit reveal the details surrounding communications between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller in the days leading up to the former FBI Director’s appointment as special counsel in the Russia probe. Mueller would go on to assemble a team comprising “13 Angry Democrats” as Trump called them, due to their obvious animus towards the president.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/i-am-mueller-newly-released-rosenstein-emails-reveal-crusade-stop-trump

Or this from 2014 from nakedcapitalism.com:

Headline: From 2014: R. Hunter Biden Should Declare Who Really Owns His New Ukrainian Employer, Burisma Holdings

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/09/from-2014-r-hunter-biden-should-declare-who-really-owns-his-new-ukrainian-employer-burisma-holdings.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

 

Add to the above:

Headline: The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy

Sub-headline: The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy, writes Joe Lauria.

The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine “scandal,” which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans.

Trump was very likely motivated by politics if he indeed withheld military aid to Ukraine in exchange for Kiev launching an investigation into Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, though the transcript of the call released by the White House between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelinsky does not make certain such a quid-pro-quo.

But what’s not being talked about in the mainstream is the context of this story, which shows that, politics aside, Biden should indeed be investigated in both Ukraine and in the United States.

We know from the leaked, early 2014 telephone conversation between Victoria Nuland, then assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and Geoffrey Pyatt, then U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, that then Vice President Biden played a role in “midwifing” the U.S.-backed overthrow of an elected Ukrainian government soon after that conversation.

That’s the biggest crime in this story that isn’t being told. The illegal overthrow of a sovereign government.

As booty from the coup, the sitting vice president’s son, Hunter Biden, soon got a seat on the board of Ukraine’s biggest gas producer, Burisma Holdings. This can only be seen as a transparently neocolonial maneuver to take over a country and install one’s own people. But Biden’s son wasn’t the only one.

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/09/26/what-isnt-mentioned-about-the-trump-ukraine-scandal-the-routine-corruption-of-us-foreign-policy/

There is in this collection ample clues that there is a concerted effort to impeach Trump from within, by branches of the American National Security State: the political alliance between  Clapper/Brennan/Clinton whose Russiagate collapsed, has now been replaced by another dull-witted ruse, confected by the same culprits. With the added bonus that the Ukraine Scandal will render Biden’s candidacy null, making way for Hillary Clone Warren.

Mr. Luce repeats the carefully laundered Party Line, reminding this American reader of Arlen Specter’s ‘Single Bullet Theory’ that turned the Law of Physics into an irrelevance, as the in-order-too of maintaining the lie that Oswald was the ‘Lone Assassin’ ! And the CIA’s use of ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ as the enemy of State Sponsored Truth. While the Church Committee in the 70’s found that there was more than one assassin.

On the question of the deference that the Mueller Investigation paid to the CrowdStrike ‘investigation’ of the Clinton servers and computers constitutes incompetence, or the careful exercise of ideological conformity.

The political present, in regards to the Trump impeachment, and its many political tributaries is highly complex, indeed its is a thicket of political motives, machinations not to mention mendacity: I offer some snapshots of and commentary about this political present.

Political Observer

https://www.ft.com/content/ef0e41f2-e58e-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59

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