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Oops! Nature magazine yanks global-warming study for ‘systematic errors’

1 0 Obama’s ‘fundamental transformation’ of America to be completed in 2020? 1 6 Trump administration: No international right to abortion 2 0 U.S. Senate praised for ban on national health ID card 2 8 Democrat senators

ethics investigation 54 Franklin Graham calls for prayer to ‘change hearts’ of Democrats 6 0 GOP House leader signs resolution censuring Schiff 6 4 Trump: Schiff’s prior knowledge of whistleblower complaint a ‘scandal’ 72 GOP House leader calls

attack Trump judicial

for Pelosi to suspend

pick for 1 reason

‘impeachment inquiry’

3 2 Census: Shocking number of non-citizens live in U.S. 3 8 Top climate scientist breaks ranks with ‘consensus’ 4 2 State Dept. knew of Clinton email scandal in 2010!

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How dare you try to

M IC H AE L B R OW N 56 The climate change

silence Greta?

religionists and new

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doomsday scenario BA R BA R A SIM PSON 1 2

One Greta is enough

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BR E N T SM IT H

the Climate Crisis Kids

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JANE M. ORIENT, M.D.: WND EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY

World-famous 16-year-old Swedish climate

She has also informed world leaders, espe-

activist Greta Thunberg has thrown out a pas-

cially President Trump, that she and her mil-

sionate challenge on climate change from the

lions of followers will not be silenced.

podium at the UN: “How dare you?�

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In a sad and embarrassing scene, she has


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HOW DARE YOU TRY TO SILENCE GRETA? D R . J A N E M . O R I E N T U R G E S P O L I C Y- M A K E R S T O TA K E C L I M AT E C H A N G E I Q T E S T

shown what it takes to silence her: Take away

After some fumbling, she came up with “We

her script and ask her a question.

have had enough,” and “Would anyone else

It was a softball question: What kind of message would you like to give to world leaders?

like to answer that question?” To me, she looks like a frightened little (continued on page 6) F O R DAI LY N E W S , V I S I T W N D. C O M

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girl, and it would be cruel to interrogate her in

• Do you use soap or shampoo? How are

front of a big audience, especially in a foreign

these made? (Unless you make soap in

language.

your kitchen, petroleum is needed.)

But there are a lot of questions to ask the school-ditching protesters who are blocking

• How was the planet better off, or worse

traffic—and the politicians calling for a Green

off, before the Industrial Revolution?

New Deal. For example: • How was humanity better off, or worse • What did people do before we learned

off, before the Industrial Revolution?

to pump oil out of the ground? (They killed whales.)

Policymakers then need to take the Climate Change IQ test.

• What do people do for heat when they

Greta and her followers must not be al-

have no electricity or natural gas? (They

lowed to silence or drown out scientists who

cut down trees to burn.)

challenge their apocalyptic scenarios. Or those such as Tony Heller, who expose the fraud.

• Where did Greenland get its name? (It used to be green.)

As she herself says, Greta should be in school. And the politicians should be confronted with all these questions.

• Do you eat fruits like bananas and

How dare they presume to destroy the

oranges? If so, how do they get to you?

world’s economy and our freedoms based on a

(On ships, planes and trucks fueled by

false apocalypse? ■

the products of Big Oil.) Contact me at jane@aapsonline.org. I would be • What raw materials do plants use to make food? (Carbon dioxide.)

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happy to discuss these issues with you.


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ADAM SCHIFF-TY

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WND EXCLUSIVE Nature magazine has retracted a study on so-

The Global Warming Policy Forum noted the

called “global warming” that claimed humans

study “claimed to have found rapid warming

were creating warming in the oceans.

in the oceans as a result of manmade global

“We realized that our reported uncertainties were underestimated owing to our treatment of certain systematic errors as random errors,” the magazine said of the Princeton-authored piece. Scientist Nic Lewis, who pointed out the

warming.” The fault was in the scientists’ “statistical methodology.” “The paper, from a team led by Laure Resplandy of Princeton University, had re-

errors shortly after the study was published,

ceived widespread uncritical publicity in the

said it was “just the latest example of climate

mainstream media when it was published be-

scientists letting themselves down by using

cause of its apparently alarming implications

incorrect statistics.”

for the planet,” the blog explained. “However,

“The climate field needs to get professional

within days of its publication in October 2018,

statisticians involved up front if it is going to

independent scientist Nic Lewis found several

avoid this kind of embarrassment in future,”

serious flaws.”

he said.

“Climatology is littered with examples of

Nature credited Lewis with helping it “realize” the errors.

bad statistics, going back to the infamous Hockey Stick graph and beyond,” explained

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Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy

of analysis and calculations, based only on

Forum. “Peer review is failing and it is fall-

published information, was sufficient to un-

ing to amateurs to find the errors. Scientists

cover apparently serious (but surely inadver-

in the field should be embarrassed.”

tent) errors in the underlying calculations.”

Authors of the study were R.F. Keeling,

Peiser said that even if the paper’s results

Y. Eddebbar and M.K. Brooks of Scripps

had been correct, “they would not have justi-

Institution of Oceanography; R. Wang of China;

fied its findings regarding an increase to 2.0°

L. Bopp of Paris; M.C. Long of the National

C in the lower bound of the equilibrium cli-

Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder,

mate sensitivity range and a 25% reduction in

Colorado; J.P. Dunne of NOAA; and W. Koeve

the carbon budget for 2° C global warming.”

and A. Oschlies of Germany. Peiser pointed out the paper’s findings were

“Because of the wide dissemination of the paper’s results, it is extremely important that

peer-reviewed, published in the world’s pre-

these errors are acknowledged by the authors

mier scientific journal and given wide media

without delay and then corrected. Of course, it

coverage.

is also very important that the media outlets

“Despite this, a quick review of the first page

that unquestioningly trumpeted the paper’s

of the paper was sufficient to raise doubts as

findings now correct the record too,” the re-

to the accuracy of its results. Just a few hours

port said. ■

AR MING ST UD Y FOR ‘SYSTEMA TIC ER R OR S’

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WND EXCLUSIVE

OBAMA’S ‘FUNDAMENTA OF AMERICA TO BE CO

‘ R AG I N G F E M I N I ST S , B AS

A “leftist mob” comprised of “socialist poli-

Offering comments were Franklin Graham,

ticians, academic elites, raging feminists and

CEO

basement-dwelling pajama boys” is threat-

Association and Samaritan’s Purse; Mike

ening the soul of America in the 2020 elec-

Huckabee,

tion, contends a panel assembled by religion

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist

columnist Todd Starnes.

Church in Dallas; Elizabeth Johnston, the

He said they “have partnered with Antifa,

of

the

Billy

former

Graham governor

Evangelistic of

Arkansas;

activist mommy and author of “Not on My

illegal aliens and other radical groups to finish

Watch”; and Debbie D’Souza, a Venezuelan-

what President Obama started, a fundamental

born anti-socialist married to filmmaker and

transformation of our nation.”

author Dinesh D’Souza.

At stake is nothing less than the soul of America, the panel believes.

Starnes said: “America is at a crossroads, socialism is on the rise, the Bill of Rights under

In a Fox Nation special presentation, Starnes

assault, [and] people of faith are facing persecu-

learned what “politicians, citizen activists,

tion. Gun owners are in the crosshairs. Our bor-

and Christian leaders” think about religious

ders have been breached and our public schools

freedom and other issues.

have been turned into indoctrination centers.”

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AL TRANSFORMATION’ OMPLETED IN 2020?

S E M E N T - D W E L L I N G PA J A M A B O Y S ’ T H R E AT E N N AT I O N ’ S S O U L

Graham pointed out that President Trump

conservative view, or a Christian view. We are

has stood up for religious rights, and now

people who have a view that is utterly unac-

people need to vote for politicians at the local

ceptable in today’s culture,” he said.

level who will do likewise. “We’ve got to have school board members

D’Souza explained that in the country of her birth, Venezuela, they “don’t want people

who have a thick skin, Todd. They’re gon-

to worship God, they want people to worship

na call you names. They’re gonna call you a

government.”

Bible thumper. Whatever they want to do. But

And she sees that coming in the U.S.

you’ve got to have Christians who run for of-

Jeffress warned that the “soul of our nation

fice, who’ve got a thick skin, who can take the heat when it comes their direction.” Huckabee warned of the “culture jihad” in America. “And it is a jihad against a people who have traditional values. And no longer are

is at stake right now.” “I believe that if the left ever seizes control of the White House again and both chambers of Congress, it is not going to be incremental change, it is going to be radical change,” he said. ■

we a people who have a traditional view, or a

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BARBARA SIMPSON: WND EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY

ONE GRETA ENOUGH E XC LU S I V E : B A R B A R A S I M P S O N L A M E N T S SA D T R AG E DY O F Y O U N G C L I M AT E A C T I V I S T

Let’s hope the climate evangelism of Greta

young people who think they can and will

Thunberg isn’t catching; because if it is, we’re

change the world by insulting adults.

in for a terrible time. It’s already clear those

All I can say to that is: How dare you!

behind her speechifying have succeeded in

Oops, can’t use that. Greta said it first, after

pulling together hundreds (if not more) of

she told the world that adults have stolen her

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childhood and that she should be home and in

In the event you don’t know who I’m talking

school rather than traipsing around the world,

about, Greta is a 16-year-old Swede who went

idolized by media and politicians—and yes, all

on strike from school last year to protest the

those other kids who now think they can rule

inaction of government outside of the Swedish

the world.

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not the least from the UN, and gained her a

speak on behalf of everyone.”

nomination for an international prize for her

The last part of that thought was probably

activism. In addition, Time magazine named

the most truthful thing that girl has said. She

her one of the “most influential teens of 2018.”

“can’t speak for everyone”—yet when she is

It’s enough to go to her head and indeed, it

pontificating about how the world is coming

apparently has … although she doesn’t do too

to an end because adults have done nothing,

well without a script. Her “powerful” speech

she certainly does speak for other people.

at the UN (see the many clips on the Internet)

The question is, how did she get to where

was something she read. One might assume

she is today? A youthful-looking 16-year-old,

she was reading words that came from her

Thunberg suffered from depression as a child

heart, but I don’t think so; and that became

and later was diagnosed with selective mut-

apparent at a press conference held after the

ism, Asperger’s Syndrome and OCD. She de-

speech.

scribed it as she only speaks when she thinks

A Swedish journalist asked her two short questions: What kind of message do you want

it’s necessary and is obsessed with the potential damage from climate change.

to convey to world leaders; and do you think

All well and good; but consider that her

it’s time for President Trump to react to what

parents are wild advocates of fighting “cli-

you have said?

mate change” and she is being coached by a

There was a pause, she hesitated, then said, “I think…” There was a pause and then she added, “I’m sorry, what was the first question?” The questions were repeated, and she fi-

German climate activist who’s part of the “One Foundation,” an international lobbying organization funded primarily by George Soros, as well as Bill Gates, his wife and others.

nally said, “I think what we would want to

So, is she a real believer or is Greta just a

send is—the message we want to send is that

pawn in a larger scheme to attack capitalism

we have had enough…”

and the financial success it has brought our

Then she paused, and said (referring to the

civilization?

14 other young people on the stage with her),

Her apocalyptic warnings have a religious

“Does anyone else want to answer this? I can’t

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who relate her to that. Gerard Baker wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “St. Greta” is “sincere and talented.”

didn’t get the discipline she needed as child. “Spare the rod and spoil the child” and this is what you get. Greta Thunberg is a self-cen-

“St. Greta”? Not in my church.

tered, arrogant twit, and what she needs is a

“Sincere?” Reading the words of others?

good spanking.

“Talented?” Following the script and guided by coaches? Her delivery is one of a televangelist. She’s

I feel sorry for her because her life is ruined—but not because of the climate. Her life is ruined by adults who have catered to her

good at that, but can we believe her as we be-

irrational fears and are using her to promote

lieve the tent-style preacher?

their agenda.

Before you think I’m exaggerating, consid-

Why do I suspect she has no friends, no

er that the Maryknoll missionaries are com-

pets, no social life and no goals for her future?

paring Greta to the Virgin Mary. A tweet was

How will she support herself? Or will she

sent from the official account of the Maryknoll

have to depend on the likes of the Soros dol-

Fathers and Brothers which said that people

lars to keep her in her plain clothes and pig-

upset over Greta because of her age “seem

tails until she is too old for that, and then they

to overlook the age of the Virgin Mary at the

will desert her?

time of the annunciation. Young women can and have changed the world.”

That’s the tragedy that is playing out in front of us. Quite honestly, it is sinful and sad. ■

If I may repeat myself, and Greta: How dare you!!

Follow Barbara Simpson on Facebook.

When I first read about Greta and head her speak, I thought the world has really gone crazy. Reading what the Maryknoll Fathers said about her, I know the world has tipped into insanity. When I see the arrogance of Greta as she speaks to people in power, I see a child that

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: NO INT

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TERNATIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION H H S S E C R E TA R Y S P E A K S O N B E H A L F O F N E A R LY 2 D O Z E N N AT I O N S

With the backing of officials from nearly two dozen nations, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told the largely pro-abortion United Nations General Assembly that there is no international right to abortion. He said such terms “should not be used to promote pro-abortion policies and measures.” “Further, we only support sex education that appreciates the protective role of the family in this education,” he said. (continued on page 18) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T WN D. C O M

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Azar also blasted the use of “ambiguous

“It should come as no surprise the Trump-

terms and expressions such as ‘sexual and re-

Pence administration is lobbying other coun-

productive health and rights.’”

tries to join them in working to undermine

The terms appear often in U.N. documents

sexual and reproductive rights on a global

in which abortion industry players are advo-

scale at the United Nations,” she said. “From

cating for abortion but don’t want to say so.

day one, the Trump-Pence administration has

Azar added, in remarks posted by HHS: “This morning the United States was joined by

tried to take away access to birth control and safe, legal abortion.”

18 other nations, representing more than 1.3

AP reported Azar’s comments followed

billion of the world’s population, in issuing a

a letter last summer in which he and U.S.

joint statement respectfully calling on mem-

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked leaders

ber states to join us in concentrating on topics

of nations to “join the United States in ensur-

that unite rather than divide on the critical is-

ing that every sovereign state has the ability to

sues surrounding access to healthcare.”

determine the best way to protect the unborn

He said the U.N. needs to be reminded that “each nation has the sovereign right to implement related programs and activities con-

and defend the family as the foundational unit of society vital to children thriving and leading healthy lives.”

sistent with their laws and policies, and that

AP reported: “Grace Melton, who represents

these terms in no way imply that there is an

the conservative Heritage Foundation at the

international right to abortion.”

U.N., said conservative groups believe terms

The joint statement has been signed by 21 nations. At Associated Press writer Susan Walsh pointed out Azar’s statements were being criticized by “reproductive rights groups.” AP quoted Caitlin Horrigan of Planned Parenthood Global promoting her organization’s financial interests.

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like ‘sexual and reproductive health’ are being used to ‘promote abortion and who knows what else’ at the United Nations.” Melton said the “concern for a vast number of countries is that it has been used to promote abortion, and that’s not what they want.” ■


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PRAISED N NATIONAL CARD

COULD ALLOW EVERY PERSON’S RECORD TO BE LINKED

A conservative health-care organization focused on health-care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy is praising the U.S. Senate for maintaining a ban on funding the issuance of a “unique patient identifier” to every person in America. (continued on page 22) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T WN D. C O M

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U. S . SE NATE PRA ISED F OR B A N ON NATI O NAL H EALTH I D CAR D

The UPI was to give millions of groups ac-

CCHF said it has “worked tirelessly to stop

cess to individuals’ private health information,

the UPI” and has long endeavored to bring an

according to the Citizens’ Council for Health

associated issue into public awareness: “HIPAA

Freedom, or CCHF.

is a data-sharing rule, not a privacy rule.

The UPI has been blocked since 1998 by

According to the federal government, 2.2 mil-

legislation initiated by former Rep. Ron Paul

lion entities can potentially have access to pri-

that has been regularly re-adopted.

vate information without patient permission.”

However, with the issues that arisen in

“The UPI would facilitate the vast data-shar-

health care since the creation of Obamacare,

ing permitted without consent under HIPAA,”

there was concern that a nationally required,

said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of

uniform process would be adopted.

CCHF. “This national patient ID would enable

But the Senate’s proposed Labor-HHS fiscal 2020 budget retains the ban.

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of every patient into one longitudinal digital dossier, leaving patients with no options for keeping their data, their personal lives, and their medical conditions confidential.

It

was

first

proposed

in

the

Clinton

administration. The

Health

Insurance

Portability

and

Accountability Act of 1996 mandated the cre-

“As troubling as the privacy implications,

ation of a UPI for all Americans and authorized

this federal ID card would also become man-

broad sharing of patient information without

datory for patient access to care. In short—no

patient consent.

card, no care,” she said.

In 1998, Paul stopped the development

A few months ago, Brase was joined by

of the UPI by placing the following prohibi-

Lawrence Reed of the Foundation for Economic

tion in the 1999 Appropriations Act: “None of

Education, Adam Brandon of Freedom Works,

the funds” allowed in the bill “may be used

Naomi Lopez Bauman of Goldwater Institute,

to promulgate or adopt any final standard ...

Linda Gorman of Independence Institute, Norm

or providing for the assignment of a unique

Singleton of Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty

health identifier for an individual.”

and Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots

The measure has been re-adopted since, un-

Action in a letter to President Trump warning

til this year when the House of Representatives

about the problems such a plan could create.

voted to end the funding prohibition and ad-

The

letter

expressed

appreciation

for

Trump’s efforts to “reduce the oppressive burdens of the Affordable Care Act.” At that time there was a proposal to strike the prohibition of the UPI. “This national patient ID will become a national tracking number used to link patient

vance the government-assigned number. CCHF said it “disagrees with claims made by organizations like the American Hospital Association that a UPI would improve the efficiency and security of the health information exchange, and increase patient safety.” “This one-stop-shop number for accessing

medical records together for outsider access

medical information would instead leave pa-

without patient consent,” the letter warned.

tients vulnerable to outside intrusion, third-

“This ID card will also be required for patient

party controls over treatment decisions, and

access to medical care.”

debilitating cyberattacks” ■

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DEFENDING FRANCE FROM E X C L U S I V E : B R E N T S M I T H E D U C AT E S G R E TA A N D H E R B A N D

The Golden Child of the current climate move-

complaint to the United Nations Committee

ment, Greta Thunberg, isn’t quite finished

on the Rights of the Child to protest lack of

with her 15 minutes of fame.

government action on the climate crisis.”

After her scripted diatribe at the Climate

I’m not sure what constitutes an “official”

Strike, she and 15 other misguided and mis-

complaint to the U.N., but I assume it’s any-

informed youth headed to the United Nations

thing that advances socialism, communism,

Climate Summit, where the 16, ranging from

hatred of Israel or America, and radical leftism.

age 8 to 17, hailing from 12 different coun-

And the climate crisis complaint pretty much

tries, proceeded to lodge, “a landmark official

checks most categories—ergo, it’s official.

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THE CLIMATE CRISIS KIDS OF HYSTERICS ON CLEAN ENERGY

That and the kids have their own legal

Gornitzka.

representation, courtesy of global law firm

“We fully support children exercising their

Hausfeld LLP and Earthjustice whose motto

rights and taking a stand. Climate change will

is … ready for it … “Because the Earth Needs

impact every single one of them. It’s no won-

a Good Lawyer!” Wonder who’s paying these

der they are uniting to fight back,” proclaimed

two? Just asking.

Ms. Gornitzka. (I’m only assuming she’s a Ms.)

The children were treated like celebrities

As a quick aside—think about that state-

by adults like U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

ment. “Climate change will impact every sin-

Deputy Executive Director Charlotte Petri

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revelation, some new phenomenon. What a ridiculous

and

obvi-

ous assertion. As the climate

continues

to

change, which it has since Earth developed a climate, all will be affected by it. Duh! Anyway, the “landmark” legal complaint was

lodged

against

five

nations,

“accus-

ing Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey of inaction on global warming,” and

Now, I personally have no love for France.

even accused them of “treason on issues of

Beyond them assisting us in defeating the

climate disruption.”

British during the Revolution, they’ve pretty

It seems all but one of these nations’ leaders at least appear to accept the youth complaint with little or no comment. However, the normally mild-mannered French president, Emmanuel Macron, didn’t take kindly to being on the list. Macron bristled that the children held “very radical positions likely to antagonize our soci-

much been useless. However Macron is absolutely right in this regard. In support, some have taken to Twitter to inject a few actual facts about the world’s real polluters—and one in particular—China. And perhaps Greta and her cohorts could take a quick glance at the following map. The fact is that France did put its money

eties.” And you sure don’t want to antagonize

where its mouth is, long ago. And they did it

the French. No telling of what they’re capable.

the smart way—without dopey windmills and

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massive solar farms. Anyone

with

any

honesty and integrity on this topic will agree that

nuclear

energy

is the cleanest massproduction fuel source on the planet. And no one has invested more in it than France, with its 58 reactors and not a single serious accident. France derives about 75% of its electricity from

nuclear

energy,

due to a long-standing policy based on energy security/independence. France is the world’s largest net exporter of clean electricity due to its very low cost of generation, and makes over

and put into another reactor as fuel. In fact,

€3 billion per year from it. And about 17% of

we could power the entire U.S. electrical grid

France’s electricity is generated from recycled

from the energy in nuclear waste for almost

nuclear fuel.

100 years.

Yes—most don’t know that nuclear waste

So, Greta et al.—why don’t you go after the

is recyclable. Once reactor fuel (uranium or

real polluters and get off France’s back? No

thorium) is used in a reactor, it can be treated

one has done “clean” energy as well. ■

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WND EXCLUSIVE

Democrat senators attack Trump judicial pick for 1 reason BLUMENTHAL CHARGES: HOW COULD A LITIGANT ‘ T R U S T Y O U R I M PA R T I A L I T Y ’ ?

Several Democratic senators have attacked one

the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District

of President Trump’s judicial nominees for her

of Missouri, the report said.

pro-life views and personal service on behalf of the unborn, reports Courthouse News. Sarah Pitlyk has been nominated to a seat on

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She’s worked for several years as special counsel for the pro-life Thomas More Society in Chicago.


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She helped defend an Iowa law that banned abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected “and represented a collection of

discrimination on the basis of ‘reproductive health decisions.’” She also worked with the coalition defend-

religious organizations in their successful

ing David Daleiden and the Center for Medical

challenge to a St. Louis ordinance that barred

Progress, whose undercover video work in (continued on page 30) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T W N D. C O M

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D E M OCR AT SE NATORS ATTACK TRUMP JU DI C I AL P I C K F O R 1 R EASO N

2015 exposed the abortion industry’s profiting

However, Pitlyk touted her extensive ap-

from the sale of baby body parts. Multiple or-

pellate work and her time clerking for then-

ganizations were investigated by members of

D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Congress and referred to the DOJ for possible prosecution.

She said, according to the report, that “part of the reason she has somewhat limited expe-

The nominee said her previous work would

rience in trial and deposition work is the le-

have no impact on her judicial decisions, the

gal teams she has worked on have allowed her

report explained.

to arrange her schedule to make sure she can

“I think I stand in a long line of other people who have sat at this table who have had histories in advocacy or in issue-related advocacy or in politics and who have become very distinguished jurists,” she said. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., ques-

spend more time with her children.” Trump has nominated more than 150 judges of the estimated 900 on federal benches. He promised before his election he would nominate only judges who interpret the law according to the original intent of the fram-

tioned her ability as rule impartially in abor-

ers of the Constitution, earning the support

tion-related cases.

of many conservatives. Already, conservative

“How can you ensure that a litigant in your

opinions have come from the historically far-

courtroom seeking to vindicate her right to an

left 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to which

abortion could trust your impartiality given

Trump already has made numerous nomina-

your zealous and passionate advocacy?” he

tions. ■

asked. Democrats also didn’t like her “not-qualified” rating from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, part of the ABA organization that has protested pro-life laws. She was cited for a lack of trial experience, the CN report said.

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‘ONLY’?!

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CENSUS: SHOCKING NUMBER OF NONCITIZENS LIVE IN U.S. H I G H E S T P E R C E N TA G E O F F O R E I G N - B O R N S I N C E 1 9 1 0

Confirming the largest ethnic shift in more than a century, the U.S. Census Bureau re-

decennial Census survey. It found that about 22 million of the for-

leased a survey finding a record 13.7% of the

eign-born residents were not a U.S. citizen,

U.S. population, about 44.7 million people,

DailyMail.com reported.

were born in another country. The annual American Community Survey comes amid a contentious debate about including a citizenship question on the upcoming

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It was the highest percentage of foreignborn residents in one year since 1910. The majority of the non-U.S. born residents came from Latin America.


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The foreign-born resident rate has surged

The Supreme Court dealt the administration

to about 1 in 7 in California, Texas, Florida and

a setback, ruling the Department of Commerce

New York, some 15% higher than elsewhere in

had failed to provide an adequate reason for

the country, DailyMail.com said.

restoring the question.

In 2018, the Trump administration pro-

Trump responded with an executive order

posed restoring the citizenship question, ar-

July 11 calling on the federal agencies use cur-

guing it was “necessary for the Department of

rent databases and documents to gather citi-

Justice to protect voters.”

zenship data. ■

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RACHEL ALEXANDER: WND EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY

GENERA TION Z ON THE I R A C H E L A L E X A N D E R L O O K S AT C O M P E T I N G S U R V E Y S R E G A R

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IDEOLOGICAL SP ECTR UM D I N G O P I N I O N S O F 1 4 - T O - 2 2 -Y E A R - O L D S

Every few months, I hear about some study claiming that Generation Z is either more conservative or less conservative than previous generations. You can’t have it both ways. So what is really going on with 14 to 22 year olds? (continued on page 36) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T WN D. C O M

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G E N ERATIO N Z ON THE IDEOLOGICA L SPEC TR U M

First of all, Gen Z is still made up of most-

38% of Generation X approves of his perfor-

ly teenagers. Many of them have not ful-

mance, 43% of boomers and 54% of the Silent

ly formed their political views yet and don’t

Generation.

know enough about the issues to have a real

When it comes to climate change, Gen Z is

opinion. I should know. When I was in high

very similar to the millennials and not that

school, I ignored politics because it was some-

much different from Gen X. Over 50% of Gen

thing my brothers were into. Of course, I still

Z and millennials believe the earth is getting

began forming a strong conservative founda-

warmer due to human activity. Gen X isn’t far

tion by reading every issue of National Review

behind, with 48% believing that.

cover to cover.

Gen Z is also very similar to the millennials when it comes to how great they think the

ACCORDING

TO

COMPREHENSIVE

POLLING FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER, GEN Z IS TRENDING TO THE LEFT. THEIR VIEWS MIRROR THOSE OF

MILLENNIALS.

VATIVE

MAGAZINE

THE

CONSER-

COMMENTARY

WARNS, “GENERATION Z IS A LIBERAL TSUNAMI.”

U.S. is. Only 14% think the U.S. is the greatest country in the world, and only 13% of millennials. In contrast, 20% of Gen X believes the U.S. is the greatest country in the world, 30% of boomers, and 45% of the Silent Generation. Of course, Pew always muddles their polls with artificial questions and breakdowns (they love splitting evangelicals between white evangelicals

and

non-white

evangelicals,

which is ridiculous since they’re not that far apart, it’s just stoking the racial flames). The poll asked whether more racial/ethnic diver-

They believe in even higher numbers than

sity is good for society. Gen Z and the millen-

millennials that government should do more

nials both said yes in higher percentages than

to solve problems, 70%. Only 30% approve

the older generations. But that’s no surprise.

of President Trump’s job performance, bare-

Democrats supported Jim Crow laws last cen-

ly more than millennials at 29%. In contrast,

tury and fought passage of the Civil Rights Act

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of 1964. The older generations are still tainted by that. Changing people’s minds on that is not less conservative. It’s less Democratic. There are some exceptions to Gen Z becoming more liberal. Business Insider surveyed

has a bad effect. Global consultancy firm The Guild found that Gen Z is 10 times more likely than millennials to dislike tattoos and piercings. It makes sense that Gen Z is turning out

Gen Z and found that a majority did not iden-

liberal. They were raised by Gen X parents,

tify as liberal or conservative. The remaining

who brought them up in a hands-off manner

Gen Zers were about evenly split between the

so they were heavily influenced instead by the

right and the left.

public schools and social media. The big tech

The Harris Poll took a survey on behalf of

companies lean to the left and don’t try to hide

the LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD, and found

their bias. Social media is the top way Gen Z

that the percentage of young people who are

gets its news. Business Insider conducted a

comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people

survey with SurveyMonkey Audience partner

dropped from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018.

Cint and found that more than half of Gen Z

That’s further down from 63% in 2016. Other

checks Snapchat, YouTube or Instagram daily.

age groups did not have similar drops. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation found

As Gen Z increasingly ages past 18, we are going to feel the effects of their politics at the

that eight out of 10 Gen Zers identify as fis-

polls more and more. It does not bode well for

cal conservatives. This could be because they

conservatives in the future. Of course, many

watched their parents live through the eco-

who are liberal in their youth become more

nomic decline in the late 2000s.

conservative as they age. The cycle will like-

While only 18% of millennials attend church,

ly continue with future generations starting

41% of Gen Z does. Of course, this could be due

out liberal and becoming conservative in later

in part to the fact Gen Z is still living with

years. ■

their parents. The Pew survey found that Gen Z views single mothers raising kids similarly to the older generations. Almost half believe it has no effect on society. Over a third believe it

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WND EXCLUSIVE

TOP CLIMATE SC RANKS WITH ‘ O U R M O D E L S A R E M I C K E Y- M O U S E

An MIT-trained scientist who has specialized

Technology and Duke University, reports the

for nearly 25 years in abnormal weather and

website Electroverse.

climate change has published a book explain-

In his book “The Global Warming Hypothesis

ing why he believes the data underpinning

is an Unproven Hypothesis,” Nakamura ex-

global-warming science are unreliable.

plains why global mean temperatures before

Mototaka Nakamura, who earned a doctor-

1980 are based on “untrustworthy data.”

ate of science from MIT, has conducted his

“Before full planet surface observation by

work at prestigious institutions such as MIT,

satellite began in 1980, only a small part of

Georgia Institute of Technology, NASA, Jet

the Earth had been observed for tempera-

Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of

tures with only a certain amount of accuracy

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CIENTIST BREAKS ‘CONSENSUS’ MOCKERIES OF THE REAL WORLD’

and frequency,” he says. “Across the globe, only North America and Western Europe have

leading with, “There is no climate emergency.” They

attached

their

European

Climate

trustworthy temperature data dating back to

Declaration, which, according to the let-

the 19th century.”

ter, argues that “general-circulation models

Last week, a group of 500 scientists and professionals in climate science wrote a letter

of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose.”

to the United Nations contending there is no

“Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent

climate crisis and that spending trillions on

to advocate the squandering of trillions on the

the issue is “cruel and imprudent.”

basis of results from such immature models,”

They got right to the point in their letter,

the scientists wrote. “Current climate policies (continued on page 40) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T WN D. C O M

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TO P C LIM AT E SCIENTIST B REA KS RA NKS W I TH ‘CO NSENSU S’

pointlessly, grievously undermine the eco-

He pointed out that the United Nations

nomic system, putting lives at risk in coun-

International Panel on Climate Change, the

tries denied access to affordable, continuous

IPCC, admitted in its 2007 paper that the

electrical power.”

“long-term prediction of future climate states

They urge the U.N. to “follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic econom-

is not possible.” The truth is, the professor said, that cli-

ics and genuine concern for those harmed by

mate-change scientists and “skeptics” in the

costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation.”

scientific community agree that the climate is always changing and that over the past two

T ESTI N G ‘REGARDED AS H ERESY’

centuries, the global mean temperature has

Electroverse noted that today’s “global warm-

increased slightly and erratically by about 1.8

ing science” is built on the work of a few

degrees Fahrenheit.

climate modelers who claim to have demon-

So, why are so many people panic-stricken,

strated that human-derived CO2 emissions

including some who are warning the world

are the cause of recently rising temperatures

has only 12 years left to save itself?

“and have then simply projected that warming

He points to politicians, activists and media.

forward.”

“Global warming provides them, more than

“Every climate researcher thereafter has taken the results of these original models as a

any other issue, with the things they most want,” he said.

given, and we’re even at the stage now where

For politicians, it’s power and money. For

merely testing their validity is regarded as

activists, it’s money for their organizations

heresy.”

and “confirmation of their near-religious de-

Richard Lindzen, an emeritus professor of atmospheric sciences at MIT who has published more than 200 scientific papers, says in a video produced by PragerU “it seems that the less the climate changes, the louder the voices of the climate alarmists get.”

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votion to the idea that man is a destructive force acting upon nature.” For the media, Lindzen says, it’s ideology, money and headlines. “Doomsday scenarios sell.” ■


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WND EXCLUSIVE

STATE DEPT. KNEW OF CLINTO

JUDICIAL W

Judicial Watch announced Monday it has more

she was secretary of state and her deletion of

information about the never-ending scandal

more than 30,000 subpoenaed emails.

of Hillary Clinton’s emails. It’s over her transfer of classified information through an unsecured email system while

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Her use of the email system has been characterized as a closely held secret while she was using it. But Judicial Watch says it now


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ON EMAIL SCANDAL IN 2010!

W AT C H : F E D S C A U G H T ‘ R E D - H A N D E D I N A N O T H E R C O V E R - U P ’

has evidence the State Department knew of it

state in 2010 about Clinton’s private email

system early as early as 2010.

address.

Daniel Baer, an Obama State Department

He warned, “Be careful, you just gave the

deputy assistant secretary of state, wrote to

secretary’s personal email address to a bunch

Michael Posner, then-assistant secretary of

of folks.” (continued on page 44) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T W N D. C O M

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STAT E D E PT. K NEW OF CLINTON EMA I L SCANDAL I N 2 0 1 0 !

Baer noted she “guards it pretty closely.”

knowledge for years,” stated Judicial Watch

But Clinton’s email address had been in an

President Tom Fitton.

email sent to State Department officials about WikiLeaks.

Judicial Watch has been hunting evidence of the email scandal for several years. It is prob-

“It appears the State Department produced

ing whether Clinton used private email in an

this email in 2016 in redacted form, blacking

effort to evade the Freedom of Information

out Clinton’s personal email address and the

Act; whether the State Department’s at-

discussion about Clinton’s wanting to keep

tempt to settle the FOIA case in 2014 and 2015

her email address closely guarded,” Judicial

amounted to bad faith; and whether the State

Watch said.

Department has adequately searched for re-

The watchdog sought the email after a for-

cords responsive to the request.

mer top Freedom of Information Act State

A federal judge recently raised concerns

Department official testified to Judicial Watch

about the email scandal and urged Judicial

about reviewing it between late 2013 and early

Watch to “shake this tree” and see what it can

2014.

find out.

Judicial Watch said the email production

The

judge

also

criticized

the

State

comes in discovery granted to Judicial Watch

Department’s handling and production of

in a FOIA lawsuit in which Clinton also faces

Clinton’s emails in the case.

potential questioning under oath.

“There is no FOIA [Freedom of Information

The court had ordered the production of the

Act] exemption for political expedience, nor is

email, but the DOJ and State produced it only

there one for bureaucratic incompetence,” the

after Judicial Watch threatened to seek a court

judge said.

order. “Judicial

The case includes court authorization for Watch

just

caught

the

State

Department and DOJ red-handed in another email cover-up—they all knew about the Clinton email account but covered up the smoking-gun email showing this guilty

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multiple depositions from Clinton associates and representatives. Judicial Watch listed its discoveries about the scope of the Clinton email scandal:


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• John Hackett, former director of

• In interrogatory responses, E.W.

information programs and services (IPS)

Priestap, assistant director of the FBI

testified under oath that he had raised

Counterintelligence Division, stated that

concerns that Clinton’s staff may have

the agency found Clinton email records

“culled out 30,000” of the secretary’s

in the Obama White House, specifically,

“personal” emails without following

the Executive Office of the President.

strict National Archives standards. He also believed there was interference

• Jacob Sullivan, Clinton’s senior advisor

with the formal FOIA review process

and deputy chief of staff when she was

related to the classification of Clinton’s

secretary of state, testified that both

Benghazi-related emails.

he and Clinton used her unsecure nongovernment email system to conduct

• Heather Samuelson, Clinton’s White

official State Department business.

House liaison at the State Department, and later Clinton’s personal lawyer,

• Eric Boswell, former assistant secretary

admitted under oath that she was

of state for diplomatic security during

granted immunity by the Department of

Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state,

Justice in June 2016.

testified that Clinton was warned twice against using unsecure BlackBerry’s and

• Justin Cooper, former aide to President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation

personal emails to transmit classified material. ■

employee who registered the domain name of the unsecure clintonemail. com server that Clinton used while serving as secretary of state, testified he worked with Huma Abedin, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, to create the nongovernment email system.

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ANDY SCHLAFLY: WND EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY

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Desperate Dems try to censor Trump A N D Y S C H L A F LY A S S E R T S , ‘ L I T T L E C A N S T O P T H E I N S AT I A B L E D E S I R E O F A LY N C H M O B ’

Democratic presidential candidates are trying to censor President Trump and his spokesman, Rudy Giuliani, to prevent Trump from communicating with the American people. Sen. Kamala Harris is demanding that Trump’s Twitter account be suspended. (continued on page 48) F O R DAI LY N E W S , V I S I T W N D. C O M

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D E S PER AT E D E MS TRY TO CENSOR TRU M P

A half-century ago liberals pretended to be supporters of free speech, but now they are its biggest enemy. “His Twitter account should

They believe they own the media and they are demanding that they silence me.” “They know I have incriminating facts, not

be suspended,” Democratic presidential wan-

hearsay, because they know what they did in

nabe Kamala Harris told CNN on Monday.

selling Joe’s office to a Ukrainian crook,” he

“I think there is plenty of new evidence to suggest that he is irresponsible with his words

added in reference to Biden, who has the most to lose in this brouhaha.

in a way that could result in harm to other

President Trump released the transcript of

people. And so the privilege of using those

his phone call with the president of Ukraine,

words in that way should probably be taken

and yet Joe Biden continues to hide behind the

from him,” she added.

concealment of transcripts of his conversa-

Censorship is central to the liberal play-

tions with Ukraine officials during which he

book to try to regain power, and then reshape

may have improperly intervened on behalf of

America as the far left wants. Harris is echo-

his son Hunter.

ing the views of Big Tech in California, which

The Republican National Committee has

already censors ordinary Americans express-

called on Biden to release his call transcripts,

ing conservative views.

so that the public can decide for itself how

Joe Biden just took that liberal censorship

Biden misused his position of power for finan-

a step further by demanding that television

cial gain for his family. But there is no trans-

networks refuse to allow Rudy Giuliani to

parency by the left while it demands answers

speak in favor of Trump anymore. Even the

from others.

left-wing Daily Beast admits that “rarely, if

Ukraine, which has been independent for

ever, has one campaign made an affirmative

more than a quarter century, should no lon-

demand that a top aide to a rival candidate no

ger be referred to as “the Ukraine” as though

longer be given a platform,” as Biden desper-

it were still a vassal state of the Communist

ately insists.

Soviet Union. Ukraine’s president has fully

Giuliani tweeted in response, “Think of the Biden arrogance and entitlement to protection.

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But Trump is receiving less due process and

the inside-the-Beltway mentality that pre-

constitutional rights here at home. “Like ev-

vails in the halls of Congress. Trump tweet-

ery American, I deserve to meet my accuser,

ed out a map of American counties that voted

especially when this accuser, the so-called

for him in 2016, and it is a massive sea of red

‘Whistleblower,’ represented a perfect conver-

showing his broad support.

sation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way,” he tweeted.

Yet little can stop the insatiable desire of a lynch mob, which is what House Democrats

The Sixth Amendment in the Bill of Rights

have become. Ironically, the biggest victim of

guarantees the basic right of an accused to

their renewed witch hunt may be the only per-

confront someone who makes accusations

son thought to have a chance to defeat Trump

against him. Yet Trump is being denied this

next year: Joe Biden.

fundamental right while the Deep State circles

Biden’s political fortunes are being bad-

its wagons to attain its goal of bringing down

ly sullied by the mud that splatters back-

the president.

ward onto him. It is a sign of desperation that

It does not matter to the Trump haters that

his campaign feels the need to censor Rudy

a nothing-burger is at the center of this phony

Giuliani on television, lest he embarrass Biden

scandal. In this power struggle, Trump’s en-

further with revelations about his misconduct

emies care little about what the facts are and

in connection with Ukraine.

instead try to use the process to swing public opinion in their direction.

Giuliani is making up for all his prior missteps in fending off the same sharks who pre-

But Trump’s political base remains rock

viously circled Trump for prior non-issues.

solid, and smears from the left are not going to

Censorship of one’s political opponents is

alienate his longtime supporters. Trump him-

not something Trump would ever do, but his

self shows no signs of backing down, and he

Democratic rivals think that censorship is the

is often at his best when under political attack.

only way they can win. ■

The liberal Democrats have given Trump the means by which he can galvanize the American people, who are already fed up with

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WND EXCLUSIVE

The members of the “squad” in Congress—

in common

the four, far-left, outspoken freshmen who

Complaints about ethics violations.

seem to have seized leadership from House

At least three of the four do.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi—have something else

The

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Hill

reported

the

House

Ethics


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TLAIB FACING HOUSE ETHICS INVESTIGATION 2 OT H E R ‘ S Q UA D’ M E M B E R S A L R E A DY C I T E D F O R V I O L AT I O N S

Committee in investigating Rep. Rashida Tlaib,

New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota have

D-Mich., for allegedly taking a salary from her

been cited by ethics investigators.

2018 campaign. Already Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of

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T L A IB FACING H OUSE ETHICS INV ESTI GATI O N

House Ethics Committee Chairman Ted

with the Federal Election Commission alleging

Deutch, D-Fla., and ranking member Kenny

she and her chief of staff set up a million-

Marchant, R-Texas, said the probe “does

dollar private slush fund.

not itself indicate that any violation has oc-

An FEC complaint accuses Omar of illegally

curred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of

using campaign funds to pay for travel ex-

the committee.”

penses for a Democratic political consultant, Tim Mynett, whose wife accuses him of hav-

AN OFFICIAL IN TLAIB’S OFFICE SAID

ing an extramarital affair with the Muslim

THE ISSUE IS HER CAMPAIGN SALARY

congresswoman.

PAID DURING THE 2018 RACE.

Mynett’s company, E Street Group, was paid about $230,000 for travel expenses beginning in early April.

The Federal Election Commission allows

DailyMail.com reported in August that amid

non-incumbent candidates to pay themselves

claims Omar married and divorced her brother

a salary from their campaign only under cer-

in an immigration scam, the congresswom-

tain circumstances.

an had separated from her current husband,

A

spokesman

for

the

congresswoman

claimed there were no violations of the law.

Ahmed Hirsi. She previously was married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.

But FEC records show Tlaib was paid $17,500

Twitter social media aggregator Twitchy

in salary after the 2018 general election, which

commented on the claim against Tlaib, “We’re

may be illegal.

shocked … SHOCKED.”

Ocasio-Cortez already has been the subject

“This is the same woman whose own fa-

of several ethics complaints during her first

ther said she lied about her residence to win

term.

an election.” ■

Two watchdog groups have filed complaints against her with the Office of Congressional Ethics for misusing her resources as a congresswoman. Another group filed a complaint

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SLOPPY JOE

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WND EXCLUSIVE

FRANKLIN GRAHAM CA ‘CHANGE HEAR T S’ OF

TA K I N G G U N S , I M P E A C H I N G P R

The late Billy Graham, founder of the Billy

to take your guns, and 2. We’re going to im-

Graham

peach your president,” he wrote Tuesday in a

Evangelistic

Association,

gospel

preacher to hundreds of millions and spiritu-

Facebook post.

al adviser to both Democratic and Republican

He cited Robert Jeffress, pastor of First

presidents, largely was regarded as apolitical

Baptist Church in Dallas, warning on Fox News

during more than a half-century of ministry.

that the current impeachment drive could

But back then Christian bakers and florists

“cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation

weren’t prosecuted for refusing to promote homosexuality, political differences weren’t

from which this country will never heal.” “I don’t know about that,” Graham wrote,

grounds for impeaching a president and soci-

“but I can tell you this could lead to conflict that

ety generally recognized Second Amendment

nobody wants if they continue down this road.

rights.

“Pray that God would change the hearts of

Now, his successor, son Franklin Graham,

Democratic leaders in Washington and that

is calling on the nation to pray for Democrats

they would see the dangerous road that we’re

in Washington to have a change of heart.

on.”

“The socialist Democrats’ message to the United States of America is: 1. We’re going

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Jeffress said Trump committed an “unpardonable sin” in the eyes of Democrats by


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ALLS FOR PRA YER T O DEMOCRA T S

R E S I D E N T ‘ C O U L D L E A D T O C O N F L I C T T H AT N O B O D Y W A N T S ’ defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016.

President Trump in 2016 because of his promises

“And I do want to make this prediction this

to appoint judges who support the Constitution,

morning: If the Democrats are successful in

restrict abortion and protect religious rights,

removing the president from office, I’m afraid

all of which he has done amid fierce opposition.

it will cause a civil war-like fracture in this

Franklin Graham has urged Congress not

nation from which this country will never

to codify the LGBT agenda, warning of “cat-

heal,” Jeffress said.

astrophic consequences.” He has said House

Media outlets skewed the pastor’s remarks,

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is responsible for any

with one story calling him a “reliable Donald

“constitutional crisis” based on unsupported

Trump toady.” Other reports led with some-

claims that Trump colluded with Russia in

one slamming Jeffress for his comments.

2016. And he told “gay Christian” presidential

While Graham’s comments drew many “amens” on social media, others . “I pray for you, that you would stop jux-

candidate Pete Buttigieg that it’s up to God, not people, to define sin. “Using

new

terms

like

‘Progressive

taposing your gospel message with one-sided

Christianity’ and the “Christian Left’ may

politics,” wrote one.

sound appealing to some, but God’s laws and

Evangelical Christians largely supported

standards do not change,” he said. ■

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MICHAEL BROWN: WND EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY

THE CLIMATE CHAN AND NEW DOOMSD

MICHAEL BROWN CONTRASTS CHRISTIANITY’S END-OF-WORL

When I came to faith as a 16-year-old, drug-

man-made global warming.

using, hippie rock drummer, I was told that

It has its unique gods (like Mother Earth).

Jesus was returning very soon. The end of

It deifies the created world (with seminar-

the world was near. Very near. Today, there is a new religious narrative, especially among

ians confessing to plants in a chapel service). It has its high priests and religious lead-

young people, with a new “end of the world”

ers (the climate change gurus and radical

scenario. But this one is depressing and grim,

environmentalists).

with nothing redemptive about it. I’m talking about the new religion of

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L D S C E N A R I O W I T H WA R M I N G S C A R E M O N G E R S

And it has its own doomsday scenario: The end of the world is near. Very near.

An Australian website offers counsel to help people (especially young people) deal with

To be clear, I do not have the credentials

stress and anxiety related to climate change.

to comment on scientific questions related to

It notes, “There are lots of reasons why young

global warming.

people might feel stressed about climate

But I do have the credentials to comment

change.”

on the effect environmental activists are hav-

These reasons include: 1) They feel like

ing on our culture, especially the younger

planning for the future is hopeless. 2) They

generation.

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T HE CLIM AT E CHA NGE RELIGIONISTS AND NEW DO O M SDAY SC ENAR I O

doing anything to help. 3) They are frustrated

it produces fear and provokes frustration, es-

that there’s nothing they can do now to change

pecially for young people: “Our world is be-

things. 4) They are worried about whether it’s

ing destroyed, and you’re not doing anything

responsible to have children. 5) They feel like

about it! Don’t you care?”

everything is out of their control.

To quote Greta Thunberg directly, “You

A May 2 headline on Science News for

have stolen my dreams and my childhood with

Students states, “Climate change poses men-

your empty words. … We are in the beginning

tal health risks to children and teens.”

of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about

And a Sept. 19 article on Conversation.com warned, “Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety.” In fact, as far back as 2016, the American

is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth—how dare you!” But there’s a reason for her fears. An October 2018 headline proclaimed: “We

Psychological Association claimed, “Climate

have 12 years to limit climate change catastro-

change is threatening mental health. A feder-

phe, warns U.N.”

al report that tapped psychologists’ expertise outlines the ways climate change affects us all.” But herein lies the rub. It is not “climate

Six months later, in March 2019, the U.N. website echoed these sentiments: “Only 11 Years Left to Prevent Irreversible Damage

change” that is “threatening mental health.”

from Climate Change, Speakers Warn dur-

It is the apocalyptic way it is being reported

ing General Assembly High-Level Meeting.

that is threatening mental health.

Ambition, Urgency Needed to Address Global

After all, when I was told in 1971 that Jesus was coming back soon, it was an exciting

Emergency, Secretary-General Says.” No wonder teenaged Greta and her genera-

prospect. The end of the age is fast approach-

tion are up in arms. No wonder they are so

ing, and we will be with the Lord forever! This

stressed. No wonder they are angry. “It is your

world is falling apart, but God will come to

policies and your greed and your selfishness

redeem us!

that have stolen our future!”

But there is no such hope in today’s gloomand-doom climate change reporting. Instead,

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As reported Sept. 26, “Around climatechange

protests,

tears

linger.

Youthful


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activists cite all-too depressing science and

something that may never happen. They are

develop angst. They grieve for a future they

growing up waiting for the shoe to drop, not

worry they’ll never have.

being able to enjoy life because of fear for

“Many young climate activists say they feel

tomorrow.

hopeless and overwhelmed. … ‘It’s really hard

The innocence of youth is being robbed from

to grow up on a planet full of ifs,’ said This

them, and everyone is to blame. Yet an article

is Zero Hour co-founder Jamie Margolin, a

on the Teaching Tolerance website urges that,

17-year-old from Seattle, who is finding hard

“Teachers’ Silence on Climate Change Violates

to buckle down and apply to colleges. ‘There’s always been a sense that everything beautiful in this world is temporary for my generation.’” How very, very sad—but not because it’s all true.

Students’ Rights.” I would urge instead that there needs to be a lot of soul searching and circumspection, from our children’s educators to the popular media. Are you sure the information you are sharing

Instead, as John Nolte pointed out, “For

is accurate? Are you positive the fears you are

more than 50 years Climate Alarmists in the

instilling are warranted? Are you certain that

scientific

you are not playing with the emotions of im-

community

and

environmental

movement have not gotten even one prediction correct, but they do have a perfect record of getting 41 predictions wrong. “In other words, on at least 41 occasions,

pressionable young people? From my perspective (and leaning into my areas of expertise), I would rather say this: It’s true that this world will not endure forev-

these so-called experts have predicted some

er. One day, Jesus will return and make a new

terrible environmental catastrophe was im-

heaven and earth. So, live your life here with

minent … and it never happened.”

passion, in expectation of His return, making

Consequently, he asks, “Why would we

every moment count. That way, whether you

completely restructure our economy and sac-

live to be 100 or if He comes back in 10 years,

rifice our personal freedom for ‘experts’ who

your life will be full and blessed.

are 0-41, who have never once gotten it right?” So, young people are being stressed about

I challenge a climate change religionist to come up with a better message than that. ■

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WND EXCLUSIVE

GOP House le resolution cen ‘ S O D E S P E R AT E T O D A M A G E T H E P R E S I D E N T ’

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eader signs nsuring Schiff House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Wednesday became the highest profile Republican to sign a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for reading a “parody” of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a hearing last week. (continued on page 62) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T WN D. C O M

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G OP HO USE L EA DER SIGNS RESOLUTI O N CENSU R I NG SC H I F F

“Chairman Adam Schiff has been lying to

Instead of reading from the transcript pro-

the American people for years,” McCarthy

vided by the White House, Schiff presented his

said in a tweet announcing his signing of the

own version.

resolution, Fox News reported. “Now he is so desperate to damage the president that he lit-

“I HAVE A FAVOR I WANT FROM YOU,”

erally made up a false version of a phone call.

HE SAID. “AND I’M GOING TO SAY THIS

Enough is enough.” The resolution was introduced last Friday by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, in response to the fictional version of the phone-

ONLY SEVEN TIMES, SO YOU BETTER LISTEN GOOD. I WANT YOU TO MAKE UP DIRT ON MY POLITICAL OPPO-

call transcript Schiff read at the testimony last

NENT, UNDERSTAND? LOTS OF IT, ON

week of acting Director of National Intelligence

THIS AND ON THAT.”

Joseph Maguire. Maguire was defending his handling of the

Amid outrage from Republicans, Schiff later

whistleblower complaint regarding the July 25

explained his”summary of the president’s call

phone call. The complaint, based on second-

was meant to be at least, part, in parody.”

hand information, charges Trump pressured

“The fact that that’s not clear is a separate

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to

problem in and of itself. Of course, the presi-

investigate Hunter Biden’s receipt of millions

dent never said, ‘If you don’t understand me

of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian firm while

I’m going to say it seven more times,’ my point

his father was the Obama administration’s

is, that’s the message that the Ukraine presi-

point man for the country.

dent was receiving in not so many words.”

The transcript, which is based on “notes

Biggs said in a video posted on Twitter that

and recollections” of the officials who me-

Schiff “read a statement that was blatantly

morialized the call, shows Zelensky asked for

false, had no corresponding evidence nor re-

more military aid before Trump asked him to

lationship to the actual transcript of President

“look into” Biden and his son.

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Ukrainian president.”

Schiff shot back: :You engaged in a shake-

“That is inexcusable,” he said.

down to get election dirt from a foreign coun-

Trump said in a tweet that Schiff “fraudu-

try. And then you tried to cover it up.”

lently read to Congress, with millions of people

“But you’re right about one thing—your

watching, a version of my conversation with

words need no mockery. Your own words and

the President of Ukraine that doesn’t exist.”

deeds mock themselves,” he continued. “But

“He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely

most importantly here, they endanger our country. ■

changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty,” Trump said.

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WND EXCLUSIVE President Trump reacted to a New York Times

the whistleblower complaint was filed, calling

report Wednesday that House Intelligence

it a “scandal.”

Committee

Chairman

Rep.

Adam

Schiff,

“I think it’s a scandal that he knew before,”

D-Calif., learned details of the CIA officer’s

Trump said at a press conference at the White

allegations against the president days before

House with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.

TRUMP: SCHIFF’S PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF W

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“I’d go a step further, I think he probably helped write it,” Trump said of the complaint. The Times said Schiff’s prior knowledge of the account by the future whistleblower “shows how determined he was to make

known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election.” “It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump (continued on page 66)

WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT A ‘SCANDAL’

E W S R E P O RT E D BY N E W YO R K T I M E S

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T R U M P: SCHIFF’S PRIOR KNOWLEDGE O F W H I STLEB LOW ER C O M P LAI NT A ‘ SCANDA L’

administration initially blocked lawmakers

of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian company

from seeing it.”

while his father was the Obama administra-

The Times cited a spokesman and current and former American officials. Responding to the Times story, Schiff

tion’s point man for relations with the country. The White House argues that a transcript of the phone call released after the impeach-

spokesman Patrick Boland did not deny that

ment inquiry began does not support the quid

the chairman had prior knowledge of the

pro quo claim. And two divisions of the Justice

allegations.

Department concluded after a review that

“Chairman Schiff does not know the identity

Trump did not break any laws.

of the whistleblower, and has not met with or

At the news conference Wednesday, Trump

spoken with the whistleblower or their coun-

pointed out that Zelensky has stated that there

sel,” he said, according to Fox News reporter

was no pressure exerted on him in Trump’s

Chad Pergram.

request to “look into” the Biden allegations.

“At no point did the committee review or re-

Art Moore, co-author of the best-selling

ceive the complaint in advance. The committee

book “See Something, Say Nothing,” entered

did not receive the complaint until the night

the media world as a PR assistant for the

before the acting director of national intelli-

Seattle Mariners and a correspondent cov-

gence’s open hearing before the committee.”

ering pro and college sports for Associated

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed

Press Radio. He reported for a Chicago-area

Schiff to lead an “impeachment inquiry” into

daily newspaper and was senior news writer

President Trump’s July 25 phone call with

for Christianity Today magazine and an editor

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, al-

for Worldwide Newsroom before joining WND

though the full House has not voted to autho-

shortly after 9/11. He earned a master’s degree

rize a formal impeachment proceeding.

in communications from Wheaton College. ■

The Democrats allege Trump engaged in a quid pro quo, threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine if the country’s leader did not investigate Hunter Biden’s receipt of millions

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TUCKER CARLSON & NEIL PATEL: WND EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY

WHAT BIDEN SAID ABOUT IMPEACHMENT 20 YEAR AGO Donald Trump should not have been on the

trying, but there’s no way to spin this as a

phone with a foreign head of state encourag-

good idea. Like a lot of things Trump does, it

ing another country to investigate his politi-

was pretty over-the-top. Our leaders’ official

cal opponent Joe Biden. Some Republicans are

actions should not be about politics. Those two

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things need to remain separate. Once those in

is better than that. That’s also why it’s good

control of our government use it to advance

that there are finally investigations looking

their political goals, we become just another of

into the extent to which the Obama FBI may

the world’s many corrupt countries. America

have used our government—and even foreign (continued on page 70) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T W N D. C O M

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W HAT BID E N SAID A B OUT IMPEACHMENT 2 0 Y EAR AGO

governments—to try to crush Trump in the

people who had just elected Barrack Obama

last election.

somehow transformed overnight into a bunch

The key question with Trump’s Ukraine call, though, is whether the president’s ac-

of racists. So, now, as we are on the eve of another

tions, advisable or not, rise to the level of an

election season, our political class wants to

impeachable offense. It’s hard to argue they

take the most recent election away from the

do. The president did not, as was first report-

voters. Millions of Americans voted for Trump

ed, offer a quid pro quo to the Ukrainians. He

to try to shock our political system into finally

did not condition any U.S. support on a Biden

listening to their concerns. How do you sup-

investigation. The Justice Department has al-

pose they’ll feel about a system that instead

ready looked at the totality of the call and de-

removes Trump from our democracy? You

termined that Trump did not break the law.

don’t have to be an especially deep thinker to

Impeaching a president is the most extreme

realize this is a recipe for social upheaval.

and anti-democratic remedy we have in our

Nancy Pelosi has been right all these

system of government. A fundamental cor-

months when she’s repeatedly said that to

nerstone of our entire system is to respect the

be legitimate, impeachment must be biparti-

will of the voters. The American people elected

san. Anything less would tear apart our coun-

Trump president of the United States, though

try, she said. In this area, Pelosi is echoing

a huge part of our political class has never

the sentiment a senator expressed during the

been able to stomach it. They think Trump is

Clinton impeachment process:

unfit to be our president. They definitely don’t

“While the founders included impeach-

want to address seriously the issues that drove

ment powers in the Constitution, they were

voters to the radical step of voting in Trump

concerned by the potential partisan abuse.

as our president—issues such as income in-

We should be no less aware of the dangers of

equality, economic stagnation and our broken

partisanship. As we have seen, the process

immigration system. It’s easier to pretend

functions best when there is a broad bipar-

that this was all the result of a few Russian

tisan consensus behind moving ahead. The

Facebook ads or because the same American

country is not well served when either policy

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disagreements or personal animosities drive the process.” Those words ring true today. They were set forth in 1998 by then-Sen. Joe Biden. The truth is there’s a large part of the left—

he certainly could be. A lot of people in Washington—in both parties—aren’t Trump fans. They complain that Trump doesn’t act the way most presidents act, that his attacks against his opponents

and some never-Trumpers on the right—who

are not presidential, that he lacks the requi-

never accepted Trump’s election and have

site political experience and has hired some

wanted him impeached from the start. The

truly horrible staffers. There may be truth to

Washington Post ran a piece headlined “The

some of that. Trump has certainly shaken up

campaign to impeach President Trump has

Washington. His supporters would argue that’s

begun” on Jan. 20, 2017—Inauguration Day.

exactly what they wanted him to do. This is a

Talk about no honeymoon—and no respect for

legitimate debate worth having. Fortunately,

America’s voters.

America’s founders set up a pretty good sys-

Concerns about the political nature of

tem to have just this sort of debate every four

what we’re seeing were exacerbated when we

years: It’s called an election. The next one’s

learned the so-called whistleblower who re-

already started. The facts are out there for the

ported Trump’s Ukraine call was in touch with

American people to weigh as they make their

Rep. Adam Schiff—the Democrats’ lead on

decision. How about we let them sort all this

impeachment—even before he came forward

out? There’s no need to come up with thin ex-

to the public with his charges. Privately col-

cuses for a purely partisan impeachment pro-

luding with the staff of some of Trump’s big-

cess when we have an election right around

gest political opponents? That seems a little

the corner. ■

partisan for a good government whistleblower. It also seems pretty clear that Schiff was dishonest when he went on TV and directly denied prior contact with the whistleblower. None of this means Schiff should be removed from office, but by the standards he’s setting,

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WND EXCLUSIVE

GOP H for Pelo ‘impeac

SPEAKER PROCEEDING W

House

Minority

Leader

Kevin

McCarthy,

“In addition, the swiftness and recklessness

R-Calif., called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi on

with which you have proceeded has already

Thursday to suspend the Democrats’ “im-

resulted in committee chairs attempting to

peachment inquiry” into President Trump

limit minority participation in scheduled in-

until she can establish “transparent and equi-

terviews, calling into question the integrity of

table rules and procedures.”

such an inquiry,” the Republican leader wrote.

In a letter, McCarthy has been given “no

As WND reported earlier Thursday, former

clear indication as to how your impeachment

assistant U.S. attorney Andrew C. McCarthy

inquiry will proceed—including whether key

points out in a column for The Hill that the

historical precedents or basic standards of due

House has not voted as a body to authorize

process will be observed.”

an impeachment inquiry, as required by the

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House leader calls osi to suspend chment inquiry’

WITH ‘SWIFTNESS AND RECKLESSNESS’

Constitution. Further, the letter issued to

President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe alle-

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding he

gations of corruption against Joe Biden and

cooperate with Democrat demands to depose

his son Hunter with the threat of withholding

State Department officials and review various

U.S. aid. Zelensky insists he didn’t feel pres-

records is not a subpoena. Rather, McCarthy

sured, and the Justice Department concluded

writes, it’s “nothing more than an informal

Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelensky did

request for voluntary cooperation.”

not violate any laws.

The Democrats’ investigation is focused on the allegation of an anonymous whistle-

W HAT A R E YOU R IN T E NTI O NS?

blower who, citing secondhand information,

The House minority leader in his letter asked

alleges President Trump coerced Ukrainian

Pelosi if she intends to grant “co-equal (continued on page 74) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T WN D. C O M

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G OP HO USE L EA DER CA LLS F OR PELO SI TO SU SPEND ‘ I M PEAC H M ENT I NQ U I RY ’

subpoena power” to both the Democratic chair-

The Times said Schiff’s prior knowledge

men and Republican ranking members of the

of the account by the future whistleblow-

six committees conducting the investigation.

er “shows how determined he was to make

“Do you intend to require that all subpoe-

known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked

nas be subject to a vote of the full committee

Ukraine’s government to interfere on his be-

at the request of either the Chair or Ranking

half in the 2020 election.”

Member?” he writes.

“It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to

“Do you intend to provide the President’s

press for the complaint when the Trump ad-

counsel the right to attend all hearings and

ministration initially blocked lawmakers from

depositions? Do you intend to provide the

seeing it.”

President’s counsel the right to present evidence?” On

Wednesday,

Responding to the Times story, Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland did not deny that

McCarthy

became

the

highest profile Republican to sign a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee

the chairman had prior knowledge of the allegations. “Chairman Schiff does not know the identity

Chairman Adam Schiff for reading a “parody”

of the whistleblower, and has not met with or

of President Trump’s July 25 phone call during

spoken with the whistleblower or their coun-

a hearing last week.

sel,” he said, according to Fox News reporter

The New York Times reported Wednesday

Chad Pergram.

that Schiff learned details of the CIA officer’s

“At no point did the committee review or

allegations against the president days before

receive the complaint in advance. The com-

the whistleblower complaint was filed.

mittee did not receive the complaint until the

President Trump reacted to the Times re-

night before the acting director of national in-

port at a news conference at the White House

telligence’s open hearing before the commit-

on Wednesday, calling Schiff’s prior knowl-

tee.” ■

edge a “scandal.” “I’d go a step further, I think he probably helped write it,” Trump said of the complaint.

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ANDY MCCARTHY:

‘THERE IS NO IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY’ D E M O C R AT S P U T T I N G O N ‘ S H O W ’ B E C A U S E T H E Y H AV E N O C A S E

What House Democrats describe as an “impeachment inquiry” is noting of the sort, and no “subpoenas” have been issued, contends former assistant U.S. attorney Andrew C. McCarthy. (continued on page 78) F O R DAI LY N E WS , V I S I T W N D. C O M

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“You are not to be faulted if you think a for-

conducting the investigation of President

mal inquest is under way and that legal pro-

Trump—Intelligence,

cess has been issued,” he writes in a column

Affairs,

for The Hill.

Services, and Ways and Means — indeed have

Oversight

and

Judiciary,

Foreign

Reform,

Financial

subpoena power.

POINTING OUT THAT THE HOUSE HAS NOT VOTED AS A BODY TO AUTHORIZE AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, AS REQUIRED BY THE CONSTITUTION, HE SAYS THE DEMOCRATS ARE CONDUCTING

“Well, because subpoenas get litigated in court when the people or agencies on the receiving end object,” McCarthy writes. “Democrats want to have an impeachment show—um, inquiry—on television; they do not want to defend its bona fides in court.”

“MADE-FOR-CABLE-TV

The “impeachment inquiry” is focused on

POLITICAL SOAP OPERA” DESIGNED

the allegation of an anonymous whistleblower

TO

HELP

A

So why don’t they use it?

THEM

WIN

THE

2020

ELECTION.

who, citing secondhand information, alleges President Trump forced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate allegations of corruption against Joe Biden and his son

A “haughty” Sept. 27 letter from House

Hunter with the threat of withholding U.S. aid.

Democrats directing Secretary of State Mike

Zelensky insists he didn’t feel pressured, and

Pompeo to cooperate in their demands to de-

the Justice Department concluded Trump’s

pose State Department officials and review

July 25 phone call with Zelensky did not vio-

various records “is nothing more than an in-

late any laws.

formal request for voluntary cooperation,” he says. “Legally, it has no compulsive power. If anything, it is rife with legal deficiencies.” He points out that the standing committees

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He argues that resisting an information request is not evidence of obstruction. “It is evidence that the recipient of the


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demand believes he or she has a legal privilege

House. They are reflective, instead, of partisan

that excuses compliance. The recipient can be

House leadership that realizes it does not have

wrong about that without being guilty of ob-

impeachable offenses — so much so that Pelosi

struction,” McCarthy writes.

& Co. fear the wrath of voters if Democrats in

“Congressional Democrats know this, of

districts friendly to President Trump are put

course—many of them are lawyers. They are

to the test of voting to authorize a formal im-

issuing partisan letters that pose legally offen-

peachment inquiry.”

sive threats, rather than subpoenas, because

Every presidential impeachment inquiry,

this is a show, not an impeachment inquiry.”

from Andrew Johnson through Bill Clinton,

The Framers of the Constitution worried

has been the subject of bipartisan consultation

that impeachment could be politicized, which

and debate, he points out.

is why they adopted the burdensome standard

“Not this one. This one is a misadventure

of high crimes and misdemeanors, in addition

in exactly the bare-knuckles partisanship the

to treason and bribery, he explains.

Framers feared.”

Then they erected the even higher bar of

McCarthy argues Democrats wouldn’t be in

requiring a two-thirds supermajority for con-

such a rush if they truly though they had a

viction in the Senate.

case, allowing time to study it.

“All this was to ensure that the electoral will of the people must never be overturned in the

“But they don’t have a case, so instead they’re giving us a show.” ■

absence of misconduct so severe that it results in a broad consensus that the nation’s wellbeing requires removing the president from power,” writes McCarthy. He says “any reasonable judge asked to weigh the demands for information presented to Pompeo would not give them the time of day.” “They do not reflect the judgment of the

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