Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING has changed. There are numerous reports that an FBI official is subject of a criminal referral for deliberately falsifying a FISA warrant. This is so obvious that even CNN reported it. How bad is this? Easy. Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is one of the ultimate anti-Trumpers. Trump fired him shortly after assuming office. Since then Bharara has been a CNN contributor and never misses an opportunity to trash Trump. He just published a tweet saying: “really serious, it doesn’t get a lot more serious than that.”
While Democrats have totally failed in finding a smoking gun, Horowitz appears to have found a smoking cannon. This not only is a very serious felony, it destroys the Russia narrative and may result in the overturn of the convictions of Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and even Roger Stone. All of these can be traced back to the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign and all those investigations are now the fruit of the poisoned tree.
This is so bad that I expect news outlets like CNN to support this action, in part because they are terrified of what else is out there. Many people are reporting that this leak was deliberate, designed to get the story out before the IG report was released. If that is true, which is not confirmed, then the rest of the story must be a nuclear bomb. This is like a guy confessing to murder because he doesn’t want to be charged with a serious crime.
It gets worse. Adam Schiff, in his haste to run his impeachment hearings sham missed something. He missed the congressional rule that requires minority members to call witnesses. That was overlooked in the rules developed by Pelosi and Schiff for the sham hearings, but that doesn’t change the permanent rules of the House. Schiff adjourned the hearings and pounded himself into a trap. As soon as he did that, Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi citing House Rule XI, Cause 2(j)(i).
That rule provides that “the minority members of the committee shall be entitled, upon request to the chair by a majority of them, before the completion of the hearing, to call witnesses selected by the minority to testify.”
If Schiff and Pelosi deny this request, the hearings will be exposed as a total sham, in violation of House Rules. Yet, if they agree, the first witness is likely to be Adam Schiff, who will be asked about the numerous lies he has told on camera. If Schiff says he was wrong, he is discredited. If he says those statements were true, he will be committing perjury. The only way he can avoid answering is to plead the 5th.
It gets even worse. It turns out that the Ukraine was investigating Burisma before the phone call. My hunch is that we will soon learn that Rudy Giuliani was not in Ukraine to help Trump investigate Biden, he was there to help the Ukraine investigate Biden, bypassing the cover-up by the State Department and possibly others. Now fast forward to all those people who just testified about our Ukraine policy and everything snaps into focus. Instead of patriot heroes, trying to protect the Republican from a rogue President, these people have instead testified under oath about their participation in a deep state cover-up and a conspiracy to resist the President of the United States.
Many of us smelled the BS. We all noticed that no one had any evidence of a crime committed by Trump. While CNN and others were rejoicing that finally the Trump card would be played, the opposite was happening. Trump really did catch them all, he really is draining the swamp and when the waters got low the swamp creatures self-identified. Incredibly, they are so used to the cover of Foggy Bottom that they totally failed to realize how this would look in the light of day. Soon, everyone will see the obvious. When this is obvious to CNN, it has reached the point where there is no theory of plausible deniability.
It is impossible to overstate the significance of this development. Unless this is a fake new story, which seems highly unlikely, the world turned overnight.