‘Looks Like An Inside Job’: Former National Security Official Says Impeachment Is Manufactured By Unhappy Bureaucrats

impeachmentFormer national security adviser Michael Anton suggested Wednesday that the entire impeachment into President Donald Trump is beginning to look “like an inside job” manufactured by lawmakers unhappy with the president.

Anton spoke to WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” co-hosts Vince Coglianese and Mary Walter Wednesday about Tuesday’s impeachment hearings. During the hearing, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff interrupted Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony, citing an effort to protect a whistleblower.

The former National Security Council spokesman suggested Wednesday that Schiff’s actions show impeachment is an “inside job” by lawmakers that dislike Trump.

“It looks like an inside job of a bunch of career bureaucrats getting together and saying, ‘We’ve wanted to impeach this guy for three years, how do we do it. Oh wait, I think we’ve found a way. Here’s the issue,’” Anton said. “It just looks phony, and that’s what they’re trying to avoid coming out.”

“I think the reason they don’t want him to say it is not so much to protect the whistleblower’s identity, whoever it is, it’s to protect the phony veneered process that they used to get this impeachment hearing going,” Anton said Wednesday.

Schiff, a California Democrat, interrupted Vindman Tuesday after the latter admitted that he told an “unnamed official” within the intelligence community about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine. GOP California Rep. Devin Nunes was questioning Vindman at the time.

After Schiff’s interruption, Vindman refused to “answer specific questions about members of the intelligence community,” he said. The interruption caused a stir in the day’s impeachment testimony, as many people could be heard vocally protesting Schiff’s actions.

Schiff’s move was questioned by many, particularly after the whistleblower’s lawyer Mark S. Zaid tweeted Monday to “#ProtectTheWhistleblower” ahead of Vindman’s testimony. The tweet came alongside a CNN comment noting there could be a “contentious flareup” during Vindman’s testimony when Republicans ask him about the Ukraine phone call.

The Daily Caller News Foundation journalist Chuck Ross noted that Zaid’s tweet “suggests” the person Vindman spoke to on the call could be the whistleblower.

Schiff did not allow Republicans to establish if Vindman was a source for the whistleblower, a move that Ross added could be an issue. He tweeted Tuesday that it is “circular reporting.” Walter echoed this Wednesday and noted the moment suggested Vindman had spoken to the whistleblower and had given the person information.

“Seems pretty important to establish whether Vindman was a source for the whistleblower, especially since Dems are holding Vindman out as independent corroboration of the whistleblower,” Ross wrote. “This is circular reporting. Reminiscent of the Steele dossier.”

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Shelby Talcott

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Joel Young
2 years ago

They should be charged ($) for all the money spent on this investigation and all the business not done
I.e. budget? Do not under stand why they even get paid for the last 10 years .

Jay Ashby
2 years ago

What the pastey little Colonel, the limey and Eric “the Red” Ciarmella don’t realize is that they conspired themselves into the demicRAT circular firing squad. They have exposed the “interagency deep state fungus” that saps the energy of the treasury (taxpayers) and rots the foundations of our freedom and God given rights. Fortunately the parasites of the deep state bureaucracy, the pentagon pukes and their inter-agency traitors are being exposed by the rogue righteous patriots within.
Moving the USDA to the midwest is a good start. Much of the senior executive service, useless agencies (Education, EPA, Commerce, Energy, Labor) need to be sent to the Aleutians, Somoa, Guam, Guantanamo, Brownsville, White Sands) and most of these overpaid leeches would self-RIF (reduction in force). There are over 20000 rules, regs and administrative deep state generated violations, that at any time the deep state can charge, harass and prosecute any Americans at any time since they make the “laws”, not you.

Lee Steele
2 years ago

This is pure High Treason on the part of all involved, from pelosi on down. This is the Deep State gone totally rogue.
But, it is also a massively huge dog&pony show designed to distract the public from something else the traitors don’t want us to see. What is it? There is a lot of illegal activity going on in the Capitol, and illicitly bringing down a duly elected President is just a part of it.

2 years ago

AV: “answer specific questions about members of the intelligence community,” Atleast we now know its somebody/cabal from the Intel Community. So the group could include Clapper, Brennan, Peter-Page, McCabe, Schiff (as head of Hse. Intel committee), Comey, and such types?

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2 years ago

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain, But never so many (Democrats) without a brain.

A Lawrence
2 years ago

In my mind there is NO real whistleblower, all made up and demos say “throw it to the wall and see what sticks to impeach”. The demos HAVE to keep his name a secret and can NOT reveal this person, why? Because there is nobody, all make believe paid for by Soros, Obama and Clintons.

2 years ago

/this whole thing is a fraud from Mueller’s tax wasting program to this impeachment. Drain the Swamp already. Our entire life has been taken away, our country will probably never return to normal. Democrats are nuts. So are some of the Republicans. We have documentation on the frauds that have been committed and these criminals are still loose, why, they are Democrats. Hillary and her cartel. Now Obama knew the Russians were in on our elections on his last election. He thought they’d help Hillary but she screwed them on several things. Now Clinton and Obama made deals with Ukraine to have mutual investigations; those laws are on the books. Biden and Hunter should be investigated. Biden held up funds. He bragged about it on camera. His son was dishonorable discharged for being a druggie. His bank account should be frozen until an investigation is completed. have the Judicial Watch do the investigation. Take Shifty down a few pegs. Clean out the IRS, DOJ, and a few other depts. that broke the law.
The WASTED funds used for these two things the Dems did; are atrocious. They should be fined for the amount. I don’t want MY tax dollars used for these things. Now we also know that Soros was involved in the elections. Why isn’t he behind bars.??

2 years ago

It’s amazing how Dems get away with such a brash plan to undermine the Constitution at every chance they get. The corruption could not be more obvious and the whole clandestine process is a sham. Hard to believe this is being conducted in our House of Congress!! It couldn’t be more clear we need four more years of a Trump presidency but without a change in House leadership, the wheels will keep spinning. Local elections are key in winning and preserving our values.

2 years ago

When this nonsense is over there must be a way to get Shifty schiff on criminal charges and sent back the California where he would fit in to a criminally defunct State,

2 years ago

Be ready for voting machine fraud….. we need voter ID to stop voting fraud… naturally the Libtards don’t want it !

2 years ago

With the report that the other witnesses are threatened the whistle blower has a yellow streak down it’s back. This is DNC campaign financed by taxpayers… campaign finance fraud charges….

2 years ago

It was Shifty that intimidated the witness by using information tweet that she knew nothing about at the time!

Jim scofield
2 years ago

If this Charley Foxtrot gets passed the House and goes to the Senate
The President’s Lawyers will have a field day with Slimy Shiftless Shifty Schiff
And the lying rat fink snitch whistleblower. Who I suspect is actually the
Lying Rat Schiff.

2 years ago

Definitely a kangaroo court & Mitch McConall should step up to the plate & name it such,then tell them there’ll be a no vote of impeachment on the senate floor period.

Dale Hammond
2 years ago

Maybe Adam Schiff IS the so called “whistleblower.”

Dale Hammond
2 years ago

There are too many traitors WITHIN the WH. There are a lot of traitors in the Democratic party in general, and the RINOs, also. The Democratic leadership is “DESPERATE to REDEFINE REALITY. They fill gaps in logic and fact with suppositions and suspicion.” (those last two paragraphs are not mine. I didn’t write down the author’s name.) I agree.

Dave Galloway
2 years ago

I was reading my copy of the U.S. Constitution today, and was reminded of exactly what the 2nd Amendment says, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. I’m wondering, with the illegal actions of Schiff and his cohorts, how close we may be getting to the reference to “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.” I hate to think of it happening, but we cannot permit these people to continue doing what they are doing. They are using any underhanded way they can think up to destroy the duly-elected president of the United States. Stay strong Americans!

2 years ago

I think the DNC should be forced to pay for all these witch hunts and the higher ups should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! starting with Adam Schiff and Hillary Klinton.

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