Secret Basement Impeachment Hearings Keep Uncovering Obama Admin Crimes
You have to wonder at what point House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) will stop digging. It seems that every time Schiff turns over another stone in his secret basement impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump, Schiff uncovers another high crime or misdemeanor… by the Obama administration.
Schiff’s efforts to keep the hearings secret have obviously been geared toward controlling the narrative. Unfortunately for “Schifty” Schiff, it keeps backfiring on him because the Intel committee is leaking like a sieve.
One of the most recent witnesses to testify in the secret hearings was deputy secretary of state Paul Kent. Kent told the committee that he tried to complain about the conflict of interest created by Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, serving on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma back in 2015.
For those who don’t know, when the former Soviet Union collapsed and separated into more than a dozen new countries in the early 1990s, Ukraine has lagged behind those other nations due to intensely corrupt public officials.
As former USSR member nations converted to capitalism, their people have literally had to learn about how to not run a government as a corrupt, winner-take-all entity.
So, in 2015, US diplomats were actually teaching Ukrainian government officials what a “conflict of interest” is and why it should be avoided. Under the old Soviet model, if an opening to run the city water department came up, you simply appointed your unqualified brother-in-law to run it.
Why wouldn’t you?
If you didn’t someone else might appoint their unqualified brother-in-law to run the water department.
Anyway, as US diplomats were trying to teach Ukrainian government officials that conflicts of interest are bad, Hunter Biden gets an obvious conflict-of-interest no-show job for $50,000 a month on Ukrainian energy company.
This was a debacle, because US diplomats were telling Ukrainian capitalism trainees to not do the exact thing that the Bidens were doing, even as Joe Biden was the point man for the Obama administration’s Ukraine efforts.
Paul Kent told Adam Schiff’s secret hearing that he attempted to get the administration to wave Biden off, because it was undermining the whole point of the exercise. But Kent was shut down by Joe Biden’s staff.
In an entirely separate bombshell, Judicial Watch has obtained information that the former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch (an Obama appointee), may have used State Department personnel (which would have included CIA agents) to spy on American citizens from Ukraine.
Judicial Watch states that it believes Yovanovitch ordered State Department staffers to monitor the social media accounts of a list of Trump allies and investigative journalists, and to watch for keywords on their social media channels that included, “Biden,” “Giuliani,” “Soros,” and “Yovanovitch.”
Here’s the list of Americans that Ambassador Yovanovitch has been accused to unlawfully spying on:
- Dan Bongino
- Sara Carter
- Lou Dobbs
- Pamela Geller
- Rudy Giuliani
- Sebastian Gorka
- Sean Hannity
- Laura Ingraham
- Jack Posobiec
- Ryan Saavedra
- John Solomon
- Donald Trump, Jr.
As Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch states, “That looks like an enemies list.”
Judicial Watch also notes that the Trump administration ordered Yovanovitch to stop the illegal surveillance as soon as it learned about it. It may be part of the reason why Yovanovitch was fired from her post earlier this year, as well.
What is not known at this point is whether the illegal spying continued through other means and methods after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered it shut down.
And as if that weren’t enough drama for one week, Breitbart News has learned that a member of Adam Schiff’s staff traveled on a junket to Ukraine a few weeks ago to tamper with yet another secret impeachment witness.
Schiff’s staffer met with acting Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor while on a trip sponsored by the think tank Atlantic Council. And Atlantic Council is largely funded by… Burisma – the same natural gas company that gave Hunter Biden the no-show $50,000-a-month board position.
At this rate, Impeachment Inquisitor Adam Schiff is likely to land many of his own friends in jail as President Trump easily sails to reelection in 2020.