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Schiff Leaked Disinfo To Politico As Part Of ‘Impeachment Scheme’, Lawsuit Claims

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A senior White House official has claimed in a lawsuit that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) “acted in concert” with Politico by leaking false information from closed-door impeachment testimony to journalist Natasha Bertrand with the goal of undermining President Trump’s confidence in him “and to further Schiff’s impeachment inquisition.”

According to the lawsuit, Schiff or his staff gave Bertrand closed-door impeachment testimony by former adviser Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman – who told lawmakers that he was told “at the last second” not to debrief President Trump after attending Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky’s May inauguration. Instead, Trump was debriefed by Kashyap Patel, a senior counterterrorism official on the National Security Council (NSC) and longtime staffer for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

Kash Patel (right) with White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

During his testimony, Vindman accused Patel of misrepresenting himself as a Ukraine expert, and said he was feeding the president misinformation about the country – which Bertrand then published in Politico.

According to GOP strategist and White House regular Arthur Schwartz, “Both Vindman and Fiona Hill appear to have lied about a number of the same things.”

 

Patel claims he has never spoken with Trump about Ukraine. He is seeking at least $25 million for defamation and “presumed damages and actual damages, including, but not limited to, insult, pain, embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, injury to his reputation, special damages, costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses.” He has requested a trial by jury.

According to the lawsuit:

Between October 14, 2019 and November 8, 2019, Politico and Bertrand colluded, collaborated and conspired with Schiff to defame Kash. Schiff, or members of his staff or aides acting at his direction, leaked to Bertrand the closed-door testimony that [former former senior advisor and European and Russian affairs specialist who served on the NSC Fiona] Hill and [NSC Director of European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander] Vindman gave in the subfloor of the Capitol Visitor Center. The leaks occurred in real-time. Schiff leaked the testimony to Bertrand because Schiff knew that it would be a violation of House Rules and Committee Rules for Schiff to publish the substance of the testimony himself.

The joint collaborative purpose of the leaks was to publish Hill and Vindman’s false and defamatory statements, including Hill and Vindman’s egregious personal attacks on Kash, so as to further Schiff and Politico’s interests in harming the President and advancing the impeachment inquisition. In furtherance of the conspiracy, Bertrand secretly communicated with Schiff or his staff via encrypted email, including proton-mail, and messaging services, such as Signal.

Kash accused Politico of ‘intentionally employing a scheme’ and abandoning ‘all journalistic integrity.’

Defendants intentionally employed a scheme or artifice to defame Kash with the intent to undermine the President’s confidence in Kash and to further Schiff’s impeachment inquisition. Defendants acted in concert with Schiff to accomplish an unlawful purpose through unlawful means, without regard for Kash’s rights and interests.

Defendants abandoned all journalistic integrity and violated their own code of ethics in order to further the conspiracy with Schiff. Defendants did not seek truth; report truth; minimize harm; act independently; and they most certainly were not transparent.

According to Breitbart, a source close to the president said of Bertrand’s article “This story is patently false,” adding “The president is well aware of Patel’s expertise and background. At no time has the president ever indicated to anyone including Kash that he believed that Kash was any sort of Ukraine expert or had any views on Ukraine at all for that matter. Their discussions were about something entirely unrelated to Ukraine, and Democrats and these witnesses know this but keep perpetuating this lie anyway.”

via zerohedge

11 COMMENTS

  1. Not surprising at all. This is how the Liberals, Deep State, and Fake Media work.

    They could care less about our National Security. Heck just go out and drink some wine, don’t take notes and poof you are witness to a call.

    https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/11/18/democrats-new-star-witness-david-holmes-was-drinking-wine-didnt-take-notes/

    “Holmes would later testify to the informal nature of the banter around the restaurant table, explaining sheepishly to committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) why he had used vulgar language in talking with Sondland: “I’m not proud of my language. But the informal tone of the lunch and the language I had heard him using in his call with the President, we were just sort of, you know, two guys over lunch talking about stuff, and it seemed to me that was the kind of language that he used.”

    Yep go out to a public restaurant. Did Sondland tell the President he was taking a call while drinking wine, cussing with his buddies, and discussing marketing?

    Pathetic and very dangerous. But then again partners with the deep state don’t care about our National Security or Our President. They know what’s best for us. Nah, they only know what’s best for their own personal finances.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  2. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/devin-nunes-calls-out-media-for-being-democrat-party-puppets-who-spread-fake-news/

    Nunes said that the media are “puppets” for Democrats to use to try to remove a duly elected president.

    “There was no objectivity or fairness in the media’s Russia stories — just a fevered rush to tarnish and remove a president who refuses to pretend that the media are something different than what they really are — puppets of the Democratic Party,” Nunes said.

    Nunes repeated his charge of media “puppets” but said the American people have been educated about fake news since Trump was elected.”

    Thank you Rep Nunes. Yep, puppets for Dems, Deep State (CIA, FBI, State Dept), and globalists like Soros. All trying to null and void OUR President.

    Time to shut down these globalist propaganda fake news shows.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  3. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/alexander-vindman-refuses-to-say-who-he-spoke-to-in-intelligence-community-about-july-25-call/

    Thank you Rep Nunes.

    “Ranking Member, per the advice of my counsel and the instructions from the chairman, I’ve been advised not to provide any specifics on who I’ve spoken to with inside the intelligence community. What I can offer is that…it was a properly cleared individual with a need to know.”

    So Vindman talk to someone but can not say because of Schiff. Protecting the whistleblower that Vindman and Schiff didn’t talk to. lol

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  4. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/11/19/mccabe-on-the-fbi-we-dont-talk-political-issues-theres-no-deep-state/

    “You’re absolutely right about what the likely leanings are politically within the FBI,” McCabe told Toobin. “And of course, I say likely because we don’t know in the FBI. We don’t ask each other our political beliefs, we don’t talk about political issues. I think there is, of course, no deep state. There is no resistance within the bureaucracy across government agencies pushing against this president. But what there is in that bureaucracy are thousands and thousands of men and women who are committed to the rule of law.”

    He continued, “And we now have an administration that frequently finds itself bumping up against those laws that we rely on to govern this country. And so when people across government stand up for those rules and point out those transgressions, we see how they’re treated by this administration. They’re attacked, they’re vilified in probably the same way you will see these witnesses referred to today.”

    That’s right McCabe, click your heels three times and say “there is no deep state, there is no deep state, there is no deep state”. lol

    Comey proved there was a political agenda thru the FBI when he allowed Hilary Clinton to destroy evidence, pick and choose what she wanted to turn in. Shows your “rule of law” is for Obama/Clinton/Biden’s personal financial gains. And let’s not forget their Globalists handlers like Soros.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  5. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/alexander-vindman-admits-making-up-parts-of-trump-call-summary/

    “That’s not entirely accurate, but I’m not sure I would describe it as false, it was consistent with U.S. policy,” Vindman said”

    lol, No Vindman you lied. The “consistent with US Policy” you state is the DEEP STATE policy. Not the President’s. Who by the way HANDLES foreign affairs. It’s not Obama/Clinton/Kerry, or even George Soros.

    Shame, shame.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  6. I hope this suit goes somewhere – straight to Schiffty’s bank account! Nothing means more to the demonrats than MONEY! It’s the only real way to hurt them. It’s the only reason they go to Washington in the first place. It always boils down to money. Clean out Schiffty’s bank account, and put him on the street.

  7. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/ratcliffe-only-mention-of-bribery-in-3500-pages-of-impeachment-transcripts-is-about-joe-biden/

    Thank you Rep. Ratcliffe, out of 3,500 pages all it appears is this:

    “Ironically is it appears in a description of not President Trump’s conduct,” Ratcliffe said. “It appears in a description of Vice President Biden’s conduct.”

    “But Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made it clear that the Democrats on the committee he chairs will decide what crime Trump allegedly committed.”

    No Dictator Schiff really means HE will decide what crime President Trump will be falsely accused of. Fixed it!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  8. The impeachment is nothing more than a continuation’s of the Russian Hoax,it will be interesting to see the finding’s as to the actor’s The Democrat’s are trying to create a smoke screen as to lesson the en-pact the finding’sNCS8 on Democrat involvement,The interesting aspect of this charade was the testimony of Vidman when questioned as to weather he was responsible for leaking the call to the Whistle Blower his response was that on the advice of his Attorney not to respond.Once again it goes to show this whole process i’m sure was orchestrated by Schiff and company.

    • https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/20/republicans-to-subpoena-whistleblower-hunter-biden-alexandra-chalupa/

      Thank you Rep Nunes and Rep Jordan

      “The American people see through your sham ‘impeachment inquiry.’ The American people understand how you have affirmatively prevented Republicans from examining serious issues directly relevant to the issues. Therefore, to provide some basic level of fairness and objectivity to your ‘impeachment inquiry,’ we intend to subpoena the anonymous whistleblower and Hunter Biden for sworn testimony in closed-door depositions. We also intend to subpoena the following entities for record relevant to the Democrats’ ‘impeachment inquiry’:

      The whistleblower for documents and communications relating to the drafting and filing of the complaint dated August 12, 2019, and the personal memorandum drafted on or around July 26, 2019.
      Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC and any subsidiaries or affiliates for records relating to Hunter Biden’s position on the Board of Directors of Burisma Holdings; and
      The Democratic National Committee for communications with Ukrainian government officials and for records relating to Alexandra Chalupa.

      “We look forward to your prompt concurrence. Your failure to concur with all of these subpoenas shall constitute evidence of your denial of fundamental fairness and due process,” they wrote.”

      This should be interesting. Schiffty Shiff’s eyes must have popped out even further. lol.

      Don’t believe Rep Nunes and Rep Jordan will get their subpoenas. This will just keep being a No-fairness, no due process circus show.

      Oh but when it heads to the Senate, well that’s where you should get your answers. I truly can’t wait to see Hunter Biden answer some questions. Especially how dull witted he was on that “soft soap” interview on tv that his Ole man set up.

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

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