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"Ron He CAN, but I'm beginning to wonder if he thinks it is "too big to do".  Many of…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Mar 5, 2017 to Trump Advisers Call For A 'Purge' Of Obama Appointees

48 Apr 27, 2017
Reply by Stephen Kazmer


"",,,,routinely helps international athletes obtain visas/????   No vetting~~just cel…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Mar 4, 2017 to Chuck Schumer Helped Accused Child Sex Predator Obtain U.S. Visa

30 Mar 6, 2017
Reply by Marilyn Calkins


""Start with OPM (Office of Personnel Management).  It SHOULD be (but they've probabl…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Mar 4, 2017 to Trump Advisers Call For A 'Purge' Of Obama Appointees

48 Apr 27, 2017
Reply by Stephen Kazmer

"People, people, people!!!!  Can we please stop calling them IMMIGRANTS??  They are A…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 21, 2017 to Report: Trump Draft Order Would Kick Out Welfare-Dependent Immigrants

44 Feb 23, 2017
Reply by Norma R. Thompson

"Makes me wonder about the people of Minnesota and their reasoning.  They seem to be…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 16, 2017 to Al Franken Has His Own History Of Using Ugly, Offensive Language

30 May 25, 2017
Reply by Jo Gonzalez


"Ron Those "seeds" have germinated and are full grown plants.  Time for a hedge-hog t…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 13, 2017 to Former Marine Flees Iraq After Facebook Warning About Iraqi Refugees Goes Viral

30 Feb 18, 2017
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)


"The swamp just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and the snakes are big enough to swa…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 13, 2017 to Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border

32 Feb 24, 2017
Reply by Anthony Ibbott


"What the hell is it with all this crying crap?  I'm glad to see it though, as it exe…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 12, 2017 to Obstructionist Chuck Schumer Weary From Losing: When Jeff Sessions Was Confirmed ‘It Turned My Stomach’

46 Feb 12, 2017
Reply by Marilyn Calkins

"Probably 49, plus the territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, etc)  Time to…"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 12, 2017 to BOMBSHELL – Feds Raid Mosque And Uncover HORRIFYING Plans For Americans

114 Feb 13, 2017
Reply by John Barr


"Yep, right behind the rifle range.  Survivors will be given a second chance at GITMO!"

COL Joseph A. Masterson replied Feb 7, 2017 to Now We Know: Those 'Spontaneous' Anti-Trump Airport Protests Weren't Spontaneous At All

35 Feb 7, 2017
Reply by John Barr




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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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