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'Shifty Schiff'

Gary Bauer · Oct. 4, 2019

As we noted yesterday, The New York Times reported that the Deep State operative, which the media falsely call a “whistleblower,” went to the Democrat staff on the House Intelligence Committee in advance and got their advice on filing his complaint. This is a blatant violation of the whistleblower law.

This may explain why, long before the complaint became public, Rep. Adam Schiff attacked the president with charges that were in the complaint. 

More significantly, Schiff was asked two weeks ago whether he had ever communicated with the CIA operative who filed the complaint. He said, “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.” Mr. Schiff is perhaps the worst serial liar in Congress, and that’s saying something! 

A Schiff aide “clarified” Wednesday night that Schiff’s “we” really meant the full House Intelligence Committee. He had to say that because Schiff and his staff failed to inform the committee’s Republican members about what they knew. 

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is now calling on Schiff to be removed as chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

Schiff’s advanced knowledge of the complaint and his “fake transcript” are more evidence that this is not an impeachment proceeding. It’s a show trial with the goal of weakening the president, depressing his supporters, and ensuring a left-wing victory in 2020.

Meanwhile, Fox News has received copies of affidavits from Rudy Giuliani about the former Ukrainian prosecutor who was fired after Joe Biden complained about him. 

In the affidavit, the former prosecutor alleges that he was told by the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine to handle the investigation of the natural-gas company (that employed Biden’s son) “with white gloves,” which he understood to mean “do nothing.”

Suspended Rights?

The president is insisting that he be allowed to know the identity of the CIA operative. The left claims Trump is threatening his life, which is absurd. 

I was reminded this week that while the president of the United States is not above the law, he is also not below the law. In this country, people accused of wrongdoing have a constitutional right to confront their accuser. It’s called the Sixth Amendment.

It is insane for the left and its media allies to begin impeachment proceedings against the president without anyone knowing who this individual is, what his motivation is, and whom he has worked with to orchestrate this attack on the duly elected president.  

Add this right to the long list of things in our Constitution that the left and the media are willing to throw overboard as they accuse Trump of being an authoritarian leader.

Kudos to Graham!

Sen. Lindsey Graham has sent letters to the prime ministers of Australia, Great Britain, and Italy urging them to fully cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the Deep State’s meddling in the 2016 elections. 

Graham sent these letters as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has oversight of the Justice Department. Graham assured the foreign leaders that Barr’s actions are legal and that the attorney general is “simply doing his job.”

Brace yourself, Lindsey! Democrats will soon demand your impeachment for inviting foreign interference in our elections.

Focus on Faith

Focus on the Family recently announced that more than 500,000 Christian students signed up to bring their Bibles to school yesterday. If your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew is one of these 500,000-plus students, please congratulate them for me. 

We will never know until we’ve moved to the next life what ripples of salvation were created by the presence of these children with their Bibles in our schools. But I guarantee that some lives will be changed just by this simple act. 

Way back in 1963, I woke up one morning to the news that the Supreme Court had declared school prayer unconstitutional. I was shocked because every day in public school our classes began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The prayers were non-denominational. They did not turn anyone into a Christian, but they reminded kids that God is important. The Pledge did not turn anyone into a patriot, but it reminded us that love of country is important.

I soon discovered that other classmates were also upset about the Supreme Court ruling, and I did something. I led a walkout, and hundreds of students walked out with me. It made the front pages of our local newspapers. Sadly, it did not change the direction of our courts, and since that day there has been a series of attacks against faith in the public square. 

The Ten Commandments have been torn down from courthouse walls. Valedictorians are told they cannot thank God for their success. Football coaches are told they cannot pray with their teams. War memorials are threatened with destruction because they are religious symbols representing the faith of our fallen heroes. 

I hope what happened in our schools yesterday is the beginning of reclaiming America for God. After all, this country was founded on the idea that our liberty comes from Him, not government.

Appalling Bigotry

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the Palestinian Muslim congresswoman from Detroit, Michigan, regularly expresses a disturbing worldview. For example, she recently introduced legislation banning the use of facial recognition technology. Facial recognition technology is an incredibly useful tool that helps law enforcement identify criminals. 

Detroit’s Chief of Police James Craig, who is black, invited Tlaib to come see why the technology is such a vital resource for getting criminals off the streets. 

Tlaib reportedly insisted that all the analysts running the system “need to be African-Americans,” adding, “I think non-African-Americans think African-Americans all look the same!" 

Chief Craig was stunned. Speaking on Fox & Friends yesterday, Craig said, "We were appalled when she made this statement.”

Amazing Grace

Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the murder of her neighbor, Botham Jean. Guyger claimed she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment last year and shot and killed him, believing he was an intruder in her apartment.

At Guyger’s sentencing hearing, Jean’s younger brother Brandt took the stand to address his brother’s murderer. Here’s what he said:

I forgive you and I know if you go to God and ask Him, He will forgive you… I don’t even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want … and the best is to give your life to Christ… I think giving your life to Christ would be the best thing and what Botham would want you to do.

Brandt then asked if he could give Guyger a hug, which Judge Tammy Kemp allowed. 

After this incredible scene concluded, Judge Kemp came down from her bench and handed Guyger the Bible she kept in her chambers. Kemp said, “You can have mine. I have three or four more at home.”

“You just need a tiny mustard seed of faith.” Referring to John 3:16, Judge Kemp told Guyger, “You start with this.” Guyger hugged Kemp, who replied:

It’s not because I’m good. It’s because I believe in Christ. You haven’t done so much that you can’t be forgiven. You did something bad in one moment in time. What you do now matters.

What a wonderful story! 

But now for the negative part. Christ was censored from the story. “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning” left out the appeal to faith. NBC played only three seconds of Mr. Jean’s remarks. Our secular elites at work!

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