My morning routine as I prepare, and start work includes a healthy dose of TV news. First I start with the local news (gotta stay on top of that traffic and weather!), The Today Show, which provides a bland wind up to the day’s major events, and then a switch to MSNBC for a little Morning Joe. Some may argue that’s not a healthy way to start the day, but I’ve always felt it was important to know what the enemy is up to by monitoring their communications.
I’m starting to have second thoughts about that. The first story out of the gate on the Today Show this morning was, of course on “Ukraine-gate” and the fake scandal that instigated Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry that I wrote about the other day. It was the usual nonsense blather, which I expected until we hit about a minute and fifteen seconds into the piece when Savannah Guthrie goes to Jeremy Bash, NBC’s “National Security Consultant.”
In reference to the Whistleblower complain, Savannah asks for Bash’s reaction.
“This Savannah, is the most serious allegation against an American President in our country’s history. That the President used his office to press a foreign country to interfere in an American election. That he enlisted the Justice Department to investigate a political rival and that White House officials were so alarmed by it, that they launched an elaborate cover up.”
This…is a goddamn lie. It’s a lie and Bash knows it.
The Whistleblower complaint came out publicly yesterday, in which the Whistleblower made these sort of accusations without having any first-hand knowledge of the phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky. However as I wrote on Wednesday, the transcripts of the call had already been released by the White House. Specifically this passage:
President Zelensky: … We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps. specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.
The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it.
This isn’t about Trump asking Zekensky to dig up some opposition research on Biden (which is how it’s been reported virtually everywhere), but on assisting on a Department of Justice investigation into the origins of the FBI counterintelligence probe into Trump during the 2016 elections. The investigation, announced in May, perfectly dovetails with Trump’s request to cooperate with the Attorney General. Discussing this latest fake scandal online, I was shocked to discover that most of the left leaning posters had no idea that there even was an investigation ongoing. The things Rachel Maddow won’t tell you…
So, since the actual transcripts were released before the Whistle blower complaint and the Whistle blower never even had first hand contact with the call, that means the allegations by the Whistle blower were already revealed to be bogus before it was ever released. And that’s why Jeremy Bash is a liar, because he knew the actual call didn’t support the allegations, but reported them as if they did anyway.
I’ve previously expressed my disdain for TV “national security experts.” They seem as untrustworthy as any other cable news commentator crafting their message to get more bookings on TV. But Bash’s lie was so blatant; I mean all the evidence to the contrary was already out there, that he seems to have reached a new low in whoring out his resume.
I had previously given up on TV and cable news after the Charlottesville “good people” hoax. Then gradually crawled back because I still, as I stated at the beginning of this post, wanted to see what the enemy is saying. But after Bash’s lies I cut the TV off, tuning out the MSM news for the rest of the day. I’m not saying I won’t go back eventually, but it won’t be today, or tomorrow…or anytime soon.