About Those Text Messages..

Latest propaganda in the neoliberal media has to do with a series of text messages between Kurt Volker, former US special envoy to Ukraine; Bill Taylor, chief US diplomat to Ukraine and Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union.

The media and DNC are making this sound like corruption and attempts by the Trump administration to force a commitment by Ukraine to conduct an investigation into the Biden affair and Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton, while withholding monetary aid to Ukraine unless they comply.

Let me repeat part of that. Ukrainian interference in the 2016 US election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

These text messages are yet again an excellent example of why I constantly impress upon people to read the damn source material instead of allowing the media to read excerpts taken out of context or, as in this case, not even do that. They make up the meaning completely out of whole fabric with no relation to what was actually said!

The media will post images (too small to read) and/or links to source material, trusting that the average reader/viewer will never actually view the source material. They are 99.9% correct!!! That is what is pathetic!!! Just because they post a link does not mean more than the EXTREME minority will ever read anything but their false representation!!!

So I am posting the link to the text messages here. I literally encourage you to read the entire series of messages for yourself and fact check every word I say, then offer rational, valid counter-arguments IF AND ONLY IF YOU READ THE TEXT MESSAGES!!!! You can find them right here: https://www.scribd.com/document/428681046/Volker-Texts-on-Ukraine-Shared-With-Congress#from_embed

I do not make reference to materials which are available without actually reading them, usually posting links and quotes.

So, what will you find in these text messages when the DNC spin is removed? Let me show you, word for word. My only alterations are corrections of punctuation and such. Because this is my blog and it stresses my OCD side.

[9/9/19, 5:19:35 AM] Gordon Sondland: Bill, I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quo of any kind. The President is trying to evaluate whether Ukraine is truly going to adopt the transparency and reforms that President Zelensky Promised during his campaign. I suggest we stop the back and forth by text. If you still have concerns, I recommend you give Lisa Kenna or S a call to discuss them directly. Thanks..

Read that again. Trump said “no quid pro quo of any kind.” This runs absolutely counter to what the media and DNC are claiming.

[8/13/19 10:26:44 AM] Kurt Volker: Special attention should be paid to the problem of interference in the political processes of the United States, especially with the alleged involvement of some Ukrainian politicians. I want to declare that this is unacceptable. We intend to initiate and complete a transparent and unbiased investigation of all available facts and episodes, including those involving Burisma and the 2016 U.S. elections, which in turn will prevent the recurrence of this problem in the future..

Seriously, does this sound like someone encouraging interference in US elections? Or more like an investigation into past interference by other parties? Because that is precisely what is occurring, an investigation into corruption.

Later, Sondland asks, “ Do we still want Ze (president Zelensky) to give us an unequivocal draft with 2016 and Boresma (sic)?”

Volker responded, “That’s the clear message so far.”

I’m going to stop with the quotes there. I know that most people are going to remain in their separate camps, never budge from their established views. Almost nobody reading this has or will read the text messages.

I also know many are going to claim more details will emerge. Just like they did with Russiagate. You know how that turned out. The ones who still believe Russiagate claim that no evidence IS the evidence. Like any religion.

The problem with more details emerging, just as with the transcript, is that the more details are revealed, the worse it looks for the Democrats. That is, to any objective observer.

One should truly be skeptical of the Democrats being so vehemently opposed to the Ukrainian investigation being reinstated and published, while concurrently wanting to use the suggestion of an investigation as grounds for impeachment. This is exactly what has led to Trump’s approval ratings escalating dramatically since this began. This process stands a very good chance of improving Trump’s chances for reelection. Meanwhile, the DNC moves ever further to the right.

So, Foreign Interference In An Election Is Illegal? I Have Two Words..

In June, Ellen Weintraub, chair of the Federal Election Commission wrote, “ Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election, this is not a novel concept.”

I find it amusing (sic) that the media is now jumping all over these words. I have two words to offer in response-

Steele Dossier.

Remember the Steele Dossier? That was the report compiled by former British MI6 officer Christopher Steele in 2016 and included numerous accusations against Trump. One of those accusations was the infamous “pee tape”. The video never materialized and absolutely none of the accusations included in the report were ever verified.

All of the information in the Steele Dossier allegedly came from Russian government sources. However, doubts have arisen which make it far more likely that the sources were from Ukraine, who is an adversary to Russia. This makes far more sense, as Steele himself is rabidly anti-Russia.

The contents of the Steele Dossier were conveniently “leaked” to the media, though numerous copies had been passed around DC for months prior to the publication.

The Steele Dossier was initially funded by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website. The investigative firm was Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm who employed Christopher Steele for the purpose. In the Beacon stage of funding, the dossier included only information available from public sources.

The Beacon then stopped funding the dossier after Trump was named the GOP nominee. At that time, Fusion GPS approached the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign with the offer to continue opposition research on Trump. The offer was accepted and Fusion GPS was funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s law firm, Perkins Coie until November 2016, paying Fusion GPS a reported $1.6 million.

Aspects of the dossier were handed over by John McCain to the FBI, seemingly in bits and pieces. The FBI has admitted to paying Fusion GPS and Steele at least $100,000 directly.

Keep in mind that the Steele Dossier was conducted covertly. There is much debate about how much the FBI used the dossier in their investigation of Trump/Russia “collusion”, which culminated in the Mueller Report. Which, if you have noticed, has disappeared from the radar. The FBI has admitted to using the dossier to obtain multiple FISA warrants, in spite of the fact that none of the allegations had been confirmed at the time. As of this time, the FBI and Adam Schiff have made public claims that “most of the allegations” have been confirmed, yet not one single specific example has been offered.

The Mueller report made vague reference to the dossier, yet never offered any verification of any of it, save the dates and times of certain meetings, which were basically public record and not denied by participants as having occurred.

Now, compare this to Trump’s phone call and public statements. There have been no overt or implied threats issued regarding monetary aid to Ukraine. Any reading of the transcript which says such a threat was issued is inserting words which were not spoken.

Compare this to the fact that the DNC and Hillary campaign were clearly documented to have paid for opposition research, allegedly aided by agents of a foreign government. Then that information being used by a US government agency, then the allegations being released to the public.

There is no defense of Biden openly bragging about blackmailing the Ukrainian president using $1 billion of US taxpayer money so that an investigation would be canceled involving corruption by the company his son worked for.

In no way is this a defense of Trump’s behavior or claiming his behavior was legal. It is one thing if a separate sovereign country conducts an investigation which confirms corruption by US officials/candidates or their family members. It is another thing entirely to request other countries to conduct such investigations. If this is not illegal it should be.

This involves corruption on all sides. Trump, Biden, Obama and Hillary. Each and every one of them should be indicted and help to account, to include criminal charges.

However, it is the height of cognitive dissonance to insist Trump’s behavior should be considered criminal while ignoring the Steele Dossier and Biden’s blackmail of a foreign elected president. If you oppose corruption, you must oppose ALL corruption. Not just when it involves “the other guys”.

The Big Bright Shiny

The media and political parties have no intention of informing you or engaging with you. They are doing nothing but distracting us, indoctrinating and dividing us.

It’s all about emotional response.

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Trump-Ukraine Transcript

Most people have not read the transcript being used as a rationale for impeachment, nor do they really intend to read it.

This is not a Mueller report. This is roughly two pages long.

This affects what our government defines as “democracy”. It affects your rights. It affects foreign relations. What affects our country affects the world, for better or worse.

In this video, I go through the key parts of the transcript. Including the parts corporate media have not reported on. 

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I am an independent writer with no corporate sponsors or backing. The only income I make from my writing comes from views. At least I have reached the point where it makes more than it costs me! lol! (Not by much.)My writing is done in between full time (and overtime) nursing, shared custody of my brilliant daughter and mundane existence.

I have opened my new website which is intended to be a central listing of protests and political rallies across the US. It’s still a work in progress but is functional. You can find it at http://RallyAndProtest.com

Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. I try and average at least 20 articles a month, so a $1 a month donation would come down to 5¢ per article to support independent, non-corporate writing. My Patreon page is here.

If you care to share articles with those who do not have Medium or Patreon accounts, I also post most of my articles on my own website, which has no advertising and I pay for with income from writing. My website is at https://issuesunite.com/ and all articles can be shared freely. You can always quote me, no attribution required. My goal is spreading information and awareness. The whole point is building a better, more peaceful, more equitable world for us and future generations.

Ukraine Is A Farce, Impeachment Is A Dangerous Distraction

Before even launching into a recap of current events, let me bring up one point. People screaming for impeachment also cry about “democracy”.

Impeachment has nothing to do with democracy. It is not a democratic process. It is not a legal process. It is a political process. Impeachment does not prove a crime. That’s not the purpose. If it proved a crime had been committed, why were neither Clinton nor Nixon convicted in a court of law and sentenced accordingly?

In other countries, when they have a democratic removal of an elected president, they hold a recall election. Such as what the UK recently had. A recall election is democratic, impeachment is not. Have you heard of any other country that holds impeachment proceedings? Have you noticed that this is happening during election season, when the DNC elite refused to endorse impeachment before now? Have you noticed nobody calling for impeachment has suggested a recall election?

One goal intended with the timing of this action is to allow potentially enough time for impeachment yet not enough time before the 2020 election for the GOP to offer up an alternative with time to campaign, while the DNC has progressed deep into their campaign season.

I have pointed out many times that calls for impeachment are a distraction. They are intended to whip up emotional responses, get people mindlessly crying for “anyone but Trump”, while paying absolutely no attention to what happens afterward, no attention to what the options are.

The first thing to consider regarding impeachment is the chain of succession. What that means is that if Trump were impeached, the person to assume the presidency would be Pence. Now, if you think Trump supporters would not vote for Pence in retaliation, you’re very wrong. He doesn’t have to have a history or platform they know a single thing about. He just has to be second in command in the administration which they previously voted for.

No, you cannot remove Pence without a completely separate impeachment proceeding which would have to begin after the proceedings on Trump. No, you cannot “remove them all at once”.

Get this in your head. Pence is worse than Trump.

The other distraction intended here is that the DNC is attempting to push forward their elite and oppress Progressive candidates, especially anti-war candidates like Tulsi Gabbard.

By pushing impeachment, the DNC hopes to divert attention and discussion from anything having to do with policies. Just as they did for three years with Russiagate, which they tried to continue all the way through 2020. That didn’t work out, so they tried initiating no less than SEVENTEEN “investigations” into the Mueller investigation which investigated the FBI investigation and never offered a single shred of verifiable evidence. Media coverage of those subsequent “investigations” has fallen silent because they can’t even come up with new allegations to distort enough to manipulate public sentiment. So they have to try something new.

Which brings us to Ukraine.

Did you notice that not long ago, Ukraine was supposed to be our ally against Russia? Of course, that was when they had a president who was a literal Nazi, installed after the CIA-assisted overthrow of the democratically elected president. The elected president was friendly toward Russia, the Nazi opposed Russia. The Nazi was democratically voted out by the people of Ukraine and a new president was elected who ran on a platform of restoring peaceful relations with Russia.

So, the Deep State can’t allow that to happen. There had to be some form of response making Ukraine our adversary once again, if they so much as attempt less than militaristic opposition to Russia while sacrificing many thousands of lives in the process. Peace anywhere in the world is bad for American MIC contractor profits.

So, what are the claims involved against Trump leading to this? What evidence is there? The evidence is that he called another elected president. The claim is that an unnamed, anonymous source offering no proof, claims that Trump tried to promote Ukrainian opposition to Joe Biden by their president.

This alone tells you what the DNC is attempting to do. They are trying to install Biden in 2020. The same Biden who has shown significant obvious signs of neurological decay. This is literally an attempt by the DNC to not only discredit Trump but to elevate Biden, who is a corporate warmonger with his own illustrated racist opinions. Such as “Poor children can achieve just as much as white children.” Or suggesting minority parents all need government social workers dictating their parenting skills in their own homes. That’s called social engineering. That’s called indoctrination. That’s called fascism.

Of special note is that the Ukrainian president has stated neutrality on the issue. He said he will strive for peaceful relations with the US, no matter who the US president is. While also striving for peaceful relations with Russia. Gasp!!! No, no, no, no,no!!!! He can’t do that!!!! NO country is allowed to do that!!!! Have peaceful relations with the United States AND Russia?!!!! How will the US progress the war agenda that way?!!!! If anyone is friends with Russia, that automatically makes them our ENEMY!!!!

There is no need for Ukraine to offer anything against Biden which has not been publicly know for years. Much of it is public record and cannot be denied. It is absolute fact that the elected president of Ukraine was overthrown. Most people globally suspect CIA involvement. This happened while Biden was VP. It is documented fact that Biden never met with the president who was overthrown, yet did meet with the installed Nazi president on VERY friendly terms. It is documented fact that Biden’s son made significant sums of money from an oil company in Ukraine under the Nazi (Poroshenko) regime. Now how many of these documented facts are going to be presented or discussed by corporate media? Don’t expect any of it to be presented as fact.

Of course, if the Democrats really want to pursue impeachment on this particular issue, go ahead. They will be cutting their own throats again. The anonymous source will not be allowed to remain anonymous. They will have to testify under oath. Then they have to prove Trump attempted to obtain information regarding Biden which is not already in the public record. Then they have to prove that the Ukrainian president has a bias in favor of Trump. Then they may have to prove Trump attempted to influence the Ukrainian president to become illegally involved in the next US election.

These proceedings will be taking place under a GOP majority Senate and even have to convince any Democrats who are even slightly objective.

Of course, what they hope to achieve is keeping another pseudo-Russiagate inquiry continuing throughout 2020, which will still be ongoing during the election. Which means they have no intention of beginning these proceedings until the middle of 2020. Until then, the Democrats will be using stalling tactics and introducing numerous other issues into the proceedings.

This also opens another can of worms which is especially concerning. Allegedly the “whistle blower” wants to testify directly to Congress. Legally, there is no difference between a whistle blower testifying willingly or being compelled to do so. So, what does this mean for the anonymity and protection of whistle blowers in the future? Put this in comparison to Edward Snowden, who also wanted to testify publicly. Put this in comparison to John Kiriakou, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange. So, if this person testifies, should they be charged with crimes? If not, how do Democrats justify the indictment and ongoing legal assaults of these people, including double jeopardy for Manning?

You can’t have it both ways. Either whistle blowers are protected or they are not. YOU support whistle blowers or YOU do not. You cannot pick and choose. If you want corruption revealed, you want it revealed in ALL circumstances, under ALL administrations, by ALL government officials.

By all means, let’s keep talking about this but only insofar as it attacks Trump, all the way through 2020. Let’s NOT discuss ending wars, using diplomacy, universal healthcare, reducing medication costs, ending homelessness, ending poverty, actually increasing wages, taxing the rich, reinstating Glass-Steagall, immigration reform or any of the real issues confronting us. Just keep wailing and drowning those thoughts out of your mind. Stay tuned to corporate media and keep repeating, “I think for myself, I think for myself, I think for myself.”