(Natural News) Conservatives who are livid over the way the deep state and their Democrat and media allies have attempted to oust President Donald Trump and overturn the results of the 2016 election have been waiting — and waiting — for Republicans to get serious about mounting a defense of him.
And we’ve heard plenty of Republicans say they are going to do just that, most notable among them Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
There is rarely a day that goes by when he isn’t appearing on some cable news outlet, most often Fox News, to proclaim how unjust everything has been for the president and how he plans to right the wrongs.
Only, he never actually pulls the trigger on promised investigations. He talks a great game, but he plays a lousy hand.
Now, as the Senate prepares to acquit the president of two sham articles of impeachment that were passed on partisan lines — no Republicans in the House supported them — Republicans in the upper chamber, led by Graham, are promising once more to open investigations into actions and persons believed to be behind the ongoing coup attempts.
As reported Monday by Zero Hedge, Graham told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo a day earlier that he is interested in understanding how the impeachment process began and why.
In particular, he and other GOP Senate chairmen are focusing in on an alleged CIA employee-turned “whistleblower” who claimed that President Trump improperly demanded a “quid pro quo” from the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I want to understand how all this crap started,” Graham — who, we presume, can read the same investigative news reports explaining how it began as we’ve seen — told Bartiromo. He added that the investigation would begin “within weeks.”
He then claimed that the Senate Intelligence Committee chair, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), also “has told us that they will call the whistleblower” to testify as to what he claimed in his complaint to the Intelligence Community inspector general, Michael Atkinson.
There is much to uncover — and prosecute
Prior reporting noted that the whistleblower — believed to be Eric Ciaramella — said he ‘heard’ Trump demand on a phone call to Zelensky that the latter launch corruption investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in exchange for military aid.
A transcript of that phone call, on July 25 of last year, was released by the White House, and according to the document, at no time did the president make such a demand, nor did Zelensky accede to opening a corruption probe. Any mention of an investigation into alleged activities by the Bidens was made in the context of a suggestion, not a demand.
But beyond that, as Zero Hedge notes, it’s difficult to get excited about this latest pledge to investigate those attempting to bring down the president because Republicans, especially those in the Senate, have been making such promises for years now.
And yet, nothing has come of the threats.
“Whether it’s a legitimate search for the truth or a convenient way to assuage frustrated Republican voters who wanted fireworks during the Senate impeachment trial has yet to be seen,” ZH’s Tyler Durden noted, adding, nevertheless:
Let’s recall what Senate Republicans plan to unravel;
The Whistelblower, outed by investigative reporter Paul Sperry, is a registered Democrat who worked for then-VP Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan, and was appointed by former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in June, 2017 as his personal aide according to RedState. Ciaramella, who radio host Rush Limbaugh called “essentially a spy for John Brennan,” was also a frequent visitor to the Obama White House.
In November the Washington Examiner reported that it is “likely” the whistleblower was aboard Air Force Two on at least one of the half-dozen visits Biden made to Ukraine.
There is more, much more. But the fact is, there is a lot to investigate and get out in the open — and, perhaps, to prosecute.
Will Republicans finally deliver?