Is This the Whistleblower?

As Washington swirls with the question of who is the whistleblower prompting this insane impeachment inquiry, bloggers and citizen analysts have narrowed down the names.

One which pops up the most is Eric Ciaramella. Who is he? J.R. Dunn at American Thinker wrote, “The third name to attract attention is Eric Ciaramella, an intelligence officer specializing in Russia and Ukraine. He was a staffer on the National Security Council, where he was responsible for policy regarding Ukraine. He was H.R. McMaster’s personal aide and during the Obama administration had worked with Susan Rice. Ciaramella had gained a reputation as an inveterate leaker, which, he claimed, had resulted in ‘death threats’ from ‘right-wingers.’ This was the reason he gave for leaving the NSC in 2017.”

On Twitter, Seamus Bruner, author of “Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption,” concurs. He says “Ciaramella (is a ) registered Democrat. He was Obama NSC holdover and when accused of sabotaging Trump, he left NSC and returned to ‘the Agency’… ie fits whistleblower bill of Ukrainian insider and CIA operative (with axe to grind). If it turns out Eric Ciaramella is Schiff’s informant people ought to know that billionaire Clinton donor Victor Pinchuk sent Ukrainian MP Bielkova to meet with him the same day she met with David Kramer and kicked Steele Dossier operation into high gear, i.e. ‘Whistleblower’= Dossier 2.0.”

Then he goes on to show in a series of documents, the guy’s ties to the whole stinking Ukrainian corruption in a series of tweets. Like the Russia hoax, you need a flow chart to keep track of them all.

“Note: Kramer likely discussed the now debunked ‘black ledger’ with MP Bielkova Clinton’s biggest Ukrainian donor: Billionaire Victor Pinchuk paid Clinton pollster Doug Schoen to set up meetings Team Obama. Together they pushed false narratives to influence 2016 election”

“As others have noted, Ciaramella linked to Nuland (who promoted Steele reports throughout State Dept. to influence 2016 election). This email directly related to Biden threatening to withhold Billion dollar loan guarantee (If not mistaken). Same timeframe as Pinchuk sponsored mtg”

“Full annotated Pinchuk lobbying disclosure that details Ciaramella, Kramer Ukraine meetings in April with relevant Kramer dossier datapoints (and other spygate docs) in Compromised: James Comey, Robert Mueller, Loretta Lynch, and Eric Holder financial disclosures and other documents. Bread crumb: Ciaramella attends a lot of Ukraine meetings with Liz Zentos. Here Zentos is with Hillary Clinton and P. Poroshenko in Dec. 2009 talking energy. Hillary sure seems like an expert on Uranium deals in the Fmr. Soviet Union… #HEU #UraniumTwo? wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/0…

“2017 Bielkova again attending a sponsored event alongside Burisma exec Gorbunenko talking Ukraine corporate welfare to oil and gas industry. And the Burisma announcement of favorable tax rates. Notably, Hunter Biden’s sole qualification is touted.”

“How do you say jackpot?

“To sum it all up, Ukraine pipeline magnate and Clinton donor dispatches Burisma-friendly
Ukraine MP Bielkova to DC to meet with Ciaramella, Zentos and McKramer at the same time Biden threatens to withhold Billion$ unless prosecutor investigating Burisma/son is fired. Dossier I & II stacked”

At American Thinker, Clarice Feldman found a great summation of the whole mess:

The DNC, Pelosi, Schiff, the media, progs in general and even the bureaucracy and FBI are in some respects a sideshow.

The real issue that ought to either-or-both frighten and enrage any honest American is that the “Intelligence Community” truly does now consider itself a law unto itself and has arrogated the power to actually decide who is a suitable president and who will be allowed to occupy the White House.

The genesis of Russia and the Ukraine has quite plainly been at its root the IC and especially the CIA.

They have, make no mistake, declared war on self-governance, unless we pick someone they approve of which is quite obviously not self-governance.

Thankfully the stupid bastards are remarkably incompetent and have been for decades but they still can, and are, causing a great deal of damage.

That is why, even though this is complicated, it is incumbent on American citizens to follow this story and know the facts. That’s what will save us.

T-ing It Up

Last night President Trump was on fire at his Minneapolis rally.

He straightforwardly exposed the chasm between the Deep State and American citizens. His plain spoken truth delights Americans who have had enough of political blather. Trump hopped into the impeachment fight and the exposure of the Biden family to corruption and greed. He wondered out loud if there was a “Where’s Hunter?” t-shirt expressing the media’s refusal to question the former Vice President’s son about his Ukraine shenanigans.

Shortly after that his campaign strategist, Brad Parscale, had this up on twitter:

The description reads:
Where’s Hunter? Tee
$25.00
First he was fired by the Navy. Then, he made MILLIONS of dollars from overseas companies while his father was Vice President.
Now, he’s nowhere to be found! WHERE IS HUNTER BIDEN?
Get your LIMITED edition Where’s Hunter? Tee while supplies last!

Made in USA (not Ukraine or China)
No Prior Experience Required
No Actual Work Required

Very good.

Mr. Midtown Republican came up with his own version:

A close up:

In the coming days many more entries and memes will be made for Hunter.

Who Is This Man?

Who is the Inspector General of the Intelligence community, Michael Atkinson?

ICIG Michael Atkinson

It’s a question the media doesn’t really want to get into. Why?

First, you must realize that the group Lawfare is behind all these hoaxes hoping for Trump’s impeachment. No one has delved into Lawfare like The Conservative Treehouse. Here’s their synopsis:

Not enough people understand the role of the Lawfare group in the corruption and political weaponization of the DOJ, FBI and larger intelligence community.

What Media Matters is to corrupt left-wing media, the Lawfare group is to the corrupt DOJ and FBI.

All of the headline names around the seditious conspiracy against Donald Trump assemble within the network of the Lawfare group.

Three days after the October 21st, 2016, FISA warrant was obtained, Benjamin Wittes outlined the insurance policy approach. (Read the article here: https://www.lawfareblog.com/coalition-all-democratic-forces-part-iii-what-if-trump-wins)

FBI Director James Comey, FBI Legal Counsel James Baker, Comey memo recipient Daniel Richman, Deputy AG Sally Yates, Comey friend Benjamin Wittes, FBI lead agent Peter Strzok, FBI counsel Lisa Page, Mueller lead Andrew Weissmann and the Mueller team of lawyers, all of them -and more- are connected to the Lawfare group; and this network provides the sounding board for all of the weaponized approaches, including the various new legal theories as outlined within the Weissmann-Mueller Report.

The Lawfare continuum is very simple. The corrupt 2015 Clinton exoneration; which became the corrupt 2016 DOJ/FBI Trump investigation; which became the corrupt 2017 DOJ/FBI Mueller probe; is currently the 2019 “impeachment” plan. Weissmann and Mueller delivering their report evolved the plan from corrupt legal theory into corrupt political targeting. Every phase within the continuum holds the same goal.

The current “impeachment strategy” is planned-out within the Lawfare group.

Once you understand that, it is easy to see how everything transpired.

CT further elucidates:

“The center of the 2016 Lawfare Alliance election influence was/is the Department of Justice National Security Division, DOJ-NSD. It was the DOJ-NSD running the Main Justice side of the 2016 operations to support Operation Crossfire Hurricane and FBI agent Peter Strzok. It was also the DOJ-NSD where the sketchy legal theories around FARA violations (Sec. 901) originated.”

Here’s where the ICIG, Atkinson, comes in:

Michael K Atkinson was previously the Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ-NSD) in 2016. That makes Atkinson senior legal counsel to John Carlin and Mary McCord who were the former heads of the DOJ-NSD in 2016 when the stop Trump operation was underway.

Michael Atkinson was the lawyer for the same DOJ-NSD players who: (1) lied to the FISA court (Judge Rosemary Collyer) about the 80% non compliant NSA database abuse using FBI contractors; (2) filed the FISA application against Carter Page; and (3) used FARA violations as tools for political surveillance and political targeting.

Yes, that means Michael Atkinson was Senior Counsel for the DOJ-NSD, at the very epicenter of the political weaponization and FISA abuse.

If the DOJ-NSD exploitation of the NSA database, and/or DOJ-NSD FISA abuse, and/or DOJ-NSD FARA corruption were ever to reach sunlight, current ICIG Atkinson -as the lawyer for the process- would be under a lot of scrutiny for his involvement.

Yes, that gives current ICIG Michael Atkinson a strong and corrupt motive to participate with the Pelosi-Schiff/Lawfare impeachment objective. Sketchy!

It now looks like the Lawfare network constructed the ‘whistle-blower’ complaint aka a Schiff Dossier, and handed it to allied CIA operative Michael Barry to file as a formal IC complaint. This process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the 2016/2017 Russia conspiracy.

This series of events is exactly what former CIA Analyst Fred Fleiz said last week. Fleitz has extensive knowledge of the whistleblower process. Fleitz said last week the Ukraine call whistle-blower is likely driven by political motives, and his sources indicate he had help from Congress members while writing it.

CT believes the “whistle blower” is Michael Barry.
The Deep State is like a cancer with evil tentacles infecting our body politic so deeply that it is hard to excise. Even another Trump term won’t be able to heal us. Unfortunately. But it can at least stop some of the malignant spread.

Did Atkinson Lie?

Many people think that in his testimony to Congress on Friday, he did lie.

Sean Davis at the Federalist explains:

In tense testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Friday, the inspector general for federal spy agencies refused to disclose why his office backdated secret changes to key whistleblower forms and rules in the wake of an anti-Trump whistleblower complaint filed in August, sources told The Federalist.

As The Federalist reported and the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) confirmed, the spy watchdog secretly changed its whistleblower forms and internal rules in September to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence to support any allegations of wrongdoing. In a press release last week, the ICIG confessed that it changed its rules in response to an anti-Trump complaint filed on August 12. That complaint, which was declassified and released by President Donald Trump in September, was based entirely on second-hand information, much of which was shown to be false following the declassification and release of a telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, told HPSCI lawmakers during a committee oversight hearing on Friday that the whistleblower forms and rules changes were made in September, even though the new forms and guidance, which were not uploaded to the ICIG’s website until September 24, state that they were changed in August. Despite having a full week to come up with explanations for his office’s decisions to secretly change its forms to eliminate the requirement for first-hand evidence and to backdate those changes to August, Atkinson refused to provide any explanation to lawmakers baffled by his behavior.

When pressed on the curious changes and attempts to obscure the timeline of his revisions, Atkinson refused to explain why the forms were backdated to August even though they were not made until September. The ICIG previously stated that it changed its forms and guidance “in response to recent press inquiries regarding” the anti-Trump complaint, of which Congress was not even notified until the second week of September. The new forms, which were not uploaded to the ICIG website until September 24, nonetheless stated that the revisions were made back in August.

Lawmakers honed in on the discrepancy during Atkinson’s appearance on Capitol Hill on Friday. How could the forms have been changed back in August if they were changed in response to press inquiries that could not have been made until mid-September at the earliest?

“[T]he timing of the removal of the first-hand information requirement raises questions about potential connections to this whistleblower’s complaint,” three House Republican lawmakers wrote in a letter to Atkinson on September 30. “This timing, along with numerous apparent leaks of classified information about the contents of this complaint, also raise questions about potential criminality in the handling of these matters.”

In an interview with Fox News, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the top Republican on HPSCI, intimated the secret changes to eliminate the requirement for first-hand information were intentionally made to accommodate the anti-Trump complainant, who offered no first-hand evidence of wrongdoing by the president.

“This guideline, they changed it because of this whistleblower,” Nunes, who said on Fox News last week. “[Atkinson] admits it in his own press release.”

Outrageous! And even more outrageous is the mainstream press’ unwillingness to report news detrimental to their Leftist cause to remove the president.

Is the American public that gullible? I don’t think so.

The Whistle Blower Test

Doug Ross @Journal supposes what the whistle blower form looks like:

EXCLUSIVE: Official Democrat Whistleblower Complaint Form [TDS-17.4]
Discovered by Biff Spackle (@BiffSpackle on Twitter)

Official Democrat Whistleblower Complaint Form [TDS-17.4]
Name [will be held absolutely confidential until it’s necessary we leak it]:
Email address:
Cell number:

Type of Complaint:
(Note: if the nature of your complaint has to do with Trump’s tweets, please use form TDS-69.9)
Trump executed Muslims and put alligators in the Rio Grande to bite border-crossers
I am repulsed by Trump’s tweets
I’d like to find a way to stop Trump, can you connect me with a New York Times reporter
Adam Schiff is an inspiration, I would like to help him however I can
Orange Man Bad
Trump is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia hoax
I’ll come up with something, trust me

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the media?
Yes
Yes

Are you, or have you ever been, a Democrat member of Congress or a Staffer in Congress?
Yes
Maybe

Are you a firsthand witness to the acts described in the complaint?
As far as you know
Maybe
No, but I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night
Sure

Loyalty Test #1:
If Trump Were drowning in a swimming pool and you could jump in and rescue him, would you?
I would jump in with large rocks and place them in his shorts
I would wave goodbye while whispering ‘buh by’
I would call 9-1-1
I would call 4-1-1
None of the above

What is your party affiliation?
Democrat Party
Green Party
Communist Party
All of the above

How did you first become aware of the complaint?
I heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend
I leaked it to The New York Times, and they reported it, so I could cite it in my complaint
Adam Schiff told me, verbatim, what the President said and did
I received an encrypted email from John Brennan, who seems very anxious of late
During the course of doing the New York Times crossword puzzle, the conspiracy became obvious to me

Loyalty Test #2:
Hillary’s deleted emails were
A national scandal
About yoga workouts
About Huma’s yoga workouts
About Chelsea’s yoga workouts to prepare for her wedding
What deleted emails?

When Donald Trump won in 2016, what was your first reaction?
I knitted a pussyhat
I screamed at the sky
I started shredding documents
I called James Comey and asked him what to do about our failed coup attempt
I began plotting his impeachment

If Biden Warren Clinton were to win in 2020, would you ever file a whistleblower complaint against that administration?
No
Hell, no
I’m with her

Under penalty of running afoul of AOC, Tlaib, Omar, Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler, I assert that the prior answers are truthful to the best of my knowledge, so help me Gaia.

Will Spygate Bring Indictments?

Tracy Beanz is part of a website called UncoverDC.com. She and others have podcasts there.

Beanz has a very interesting twitter sequence regarding the whole Spygate mess and it’s interesting to read. Here it is:

Many of you know me well by now, and you know that I wouldn’t share what I am about to share unless I was CONFIDENT that the source could be trusted. Before I post this, I want to let everyone know that I trust this source implicitly. I was given this information several days ago.

Since receiving it, a number of wheels have already begun to turn which validate many of the points. The person got a bit of a bug and was sick for several days, but today provided me with a shareable write up. It is very clear. I don’t need to add anything.

As always, use your own discernment. I have used mine, gotten permission, and decided I am absolutely comfortable posting this. Please read and share should you find it valuable. What follows is directly from my source. Much of this seems to be in motion given recent events.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an insider.
I work an interesting job that has afforded me two luxuries: the time to dig/research/analyze/contextualize and discern what I believe to be truths about our world, government, and intelligence agencies; and the opportunity to talk to a lot of interesting people with diverse experiences in everything from the mundane to the … spooky, even paranormal. It was through some of these contacts, most established well before the events of 2015-2016, that my attention was drawn to the whole SpyGate saga in the closing months of 2016. Since that time, these sources have provided me with valuable context, confirmation, and – when needed – the debunking of my own theories and analysis of a very tangled web of spies, G-men, politicians, and their praetorian guard.
While I have developed several excellent sources who’ve proved their reliability and honesty over many conversations, none of these sources claim to have every answer, or to know every detail. Despite their access and professional duties, which outrank my own, they ultimately are not calling the shots.

Online I’ve operated under a strict Open Source policy. While I often entertain speculation, my own analysis and writing has always relied upon OS information rather than “trust me, I talked to an insider and this is what they say” approach to make my case. That, to me, is the most helpful way I can contribute. Which is why I hesitated to share any of this initially. This update is entirely anecdotal. Take this however you wish, it’s not meant to be a prediction only a reporting of the feelings of several individuals with direct knowledge of the SpyGate investigation. None of them are Trump, or in his closest circle, so ultimately none of them are in “the room” when the big decisions are made.
Still, in the week it’s taken me to get this out, several events have transpired which have
confirmed at least portions of what I was told. Which is what always happens when these people feed me information or nudge me to look in a certain direction.

So let’s get to it.

At the start of September I was asked to make a trip to DC to meet in person with several of my best sources. Most of these sources are/had become friends, so a request to come out wasn’t unusual.
When I mentioned that I might not be able to make it out until October I was told “Better not wait if you want to stay ahead of the news”.
So, I took that seriously and flew out there last week. I was not disappointed that I did.

Here’s a general overview of what was discussed:
INDICTMENTS: The subject of indictments of key SpyGate figures were discussed at length. Everyone I spoke with remained highly confident there would be indictments involving the DOJ/FBI.
Evidence from their day to day activities on their jobs, as well as upcoming calendar appointments were among the multiple ways they verified this to me. It was made clear to me that there are already several cases lined up ready to go. “A wave of them”, was the phrasing used.

The green light has not yet been given, but it is expected to be imminent. This from the grunts in the trenches, based on what they’re currently working on or being asked not to work on. I got the impression that McCabe should not be resting easy, nor should Mr. Comey.

SHIFTING FOCUS OF THE ROLL OUT: Much of our time was spent discussing the Ukraine, specifically the role of the State Department. Names like Nuland, Kerry, Clinton, McCain and others were discussed at length. I was told that the attention and focus is going to start to shift from the DOJ/FBI to State. This is because the FBI/DOJ side is just about ready to roll in terms of disclosure/indictments, but State is a different beast. According to what I was told, “the legal pathway to the biggest fish goes through the State Department and starts in the Ukraine.”

According to our discussions, the Ukraine was going to come into major focus because both sides of the establishment aisle got dirty in the Ukraine and left themselves exposed. It’s a “pathway” to the Clinton machine, the Soros machine, the neocon machine, the neoliberal machine – not to mention organized crime in both Russia and our own. *Note: This update was compiled on the 20th of September for reference. A bug knocked me on my ass – which delayed it going out. That’s regrettable only because of the week’s events regarding the Ukraine. It’s a bit of confirmation of the above.
NOT WITHOUT CONCERNS: For the first time in any of our discussions over the past several years, I detected some concern on the parts of the grunts in the field. The concern is not in being able to make the cases (most have already made), but in what the fallout will be once the partisan politics of the moment are inserted into the whole concoction.
This is important, so I want to expound as much as possible on this point. On prior occasions, the discussion of how to avoid using any of this as a political weapon in 2020 had been brought up.
In the past I was made to feel confident that the goal was not partisan but to actually clean up real problems within our system. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS HAS CHANGED. On this trip I was told, explicitly, that “Trump and Barr have the establishment’s nuts in a vice” – not just SpyGate plotters, and not just our domestic establishment. I was told due to events in 2017 and into ’18 they now have more evidence than they originally anticipated when “the op” (their words) was put into motion. They expected to catch certain fish in their net – and did – but through events which I cannot get explicit about, a “treasure trove of shit” was uncovered/discovered which now allows them to go all the way up the chain in multiple 5Eye countries.
Now – this sounds GREAT, right? And it is. I am fully in support of exposing the whole sorted lot of snakes and believe, fully, that the people sharing this information with me want nothing more as well.
BUT there is a concern – and it’s this: How much can be exposed without undermining and imploding the very republic they’re trying to preserve? That’s always been the big question – but now there’s genuine consternation about it. This isn’t about protecting institutions, it’s about “what happens after you pull that pin?” I took all this talk as a bad sign at first. It was the first time they had talked about any hesitation to “go too far”.

But over the course of the conversation I was reassured. Will touch on this at the end. Apparently there are now two camps chirping in “the boss’s ear”: 1) those urging caution and taking the easy shots (the low hanging DOJ/FBI fruit – names we know but NOT the lieutenants or cabinet level) and 2) those who want to expose it ALL, consequences be damned. Almost everyone I’ve spoken with is in the latter camp, and they all believe the boss is too – but it’s clearly a conversation being had amongst those doing this work.

Here’s the rub: there’s not enough time between now and 2020’s election to get the job done. So how much justice can be doled out without falling into the trap of it all being painted as political persecution by the establishment media?
(Note: Again, just look at the Biden/Ukraine story which broke after I returned.) The consensus from these people used to be: “we need to get this all out before the 2020 cycle truly begins to make sure it happens”, and now there is at least a portion of them urging Trump to stretch out the indictments/disclosure over the next 10 months to score the maximum political impact because A) the cases are strong enough to sustain it and a second term is needed to complete the job.
I was reminded that if the internal debates are now about how to best roll out this evidence to secure 2020, then the cases they have must be locks.
They wouldn’t risk the political spin unless they knew they had the cases cold, especially the advisors thinking in terms of re-election.

Beanz note: I wouldn’t have shared this if I wasn’t SURE I could trust my source. I am, and so I did. I am but a vessel. Take this as you may.. Thanks guys!

ADDENDUM: the responses to this have been interesting – from pessimistic and angry to hopeful and excited. Many people aren’t reading the thread carefully and lots of people are mad at me for what it says.
Journalism isn’t holding things back so people feel better. It’s dropping it all even if you perceive it as painful, which some of you do. If I had hidden or held any part of this for the sake of feelings it would have been just like what we deal with now.
People are going to have to get used to hearing hard things sometimes, and also reading and responding carefully. Don’t jump to conclusions etc. I will never edit something so people feel better. I’m sorry. Not happening. It’s the truth or nothing. This was what I was given.

Devin Nunes Podcast

If you want to keep up with what’s going on in the House, especially with Republicans, you can tune into it here: https://devinnunes.podbean.com/.

He does it once a week and today’s was in an interview with Michael Caputo, who was implicated in the Russia hoax and nearly went bankrupt on his legal defense.

Interestingly, he’s married to a Ukrainian woman.

Asking the Right Questions

A man named Fred Fleitz has some interesting points to make about the whistleblower’s report as does Sean Davis following:

/ As a former CIA analyst and former NSC official who edited transcripts of POTUS phone calls with foreign leaders, here are my thoughts on the whistleblower complaint which was just released. . . https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20190812_-
2/ This is not an intelligence matter. It is a policy matter and a complaint about differences over policy. Presidential phone calls are not an intelligence concern. The fact that IC officers transcribe these calls does not give the IC IG jusrisdiction over these calls.

3/ It appears that rules restricting access and knowledge of these sensitive calls was breached. This official was not on this call, not on the approved dissem list and should not have been briefed on the call.

3/ The way this complaint was written suggested the author had a lot of help. I know from my work on the House Intel Commitee staff that many whistleblowers go directly to the intel oversight committees. Did this whistleblower first meet with House Intel committee members?

4/ It is therefore important that Congress find out where this complaint came from. What did House and Senate intel committee Dem members and staff know about it and when? Did they help orchestrate this complaint?

5/ My view is that this whistleblower complaint is too convenient and too perfect to come from a typical whistleblower. Were other IC officers involved? Where outside groups opposed to the president involved?

6/ This complaint will further damage IC relations with the White House for many years to come because IC officers appear to be politicizing presidential phone calls with foreign officials and their access to the president and his activities in the White House.

7/ Worst of all, this IC officer — and probably others — have blatantly crossed the line into policy. This violates a core responsibility of IC officers to inform, but not make policy.

8/ This is such a greivous violation of trust between the IC and the White House that it would not surprise me if IC officers are barred from all access to POTUS phone calls with foreign officials.

Sean Davis has similar thoughts:

And which media propagandist did Schiff use as a prop to hide the true source of his allegations? One of Fusion GPS’s favorite stenographers of discredited Steele-esque innuendo: Natasha Bertrand.

The whole thing has been a Fusion GPS-style info op from the very beginning.

Schiff and his allies even stovepiped information in the same manner as during the collusion hoax: they leak claims to compliant media, media runs with claims, then leakers point to the media reports they seeded as proof of their allegations. They started back in May.

And surprise! The anti-Trump leaker cited as proof of corruption in his complaint the very same articles that Schiff and his allies quite obviously seeded to form the narrative they desired.

This raises the troubling question of whether Schiff orchestrated the complaint.

This pattern of behavior from Schiff, his “whistleblower,” and their media allies makes it all the more necessary for the anti-Trump complainant to publicly testify under oath and answer questions about his team’s interactions with media and Democrat lawmakers about his complaint.

And lest anyone forget, Adam Schiff and Fusion GPS head Glenn Simpson have a long history of working together in this fashion. Recall that Schiff and Simpson, who perjured himself in congressional testimony, secretly met together in Aspen.

It all falls into place. They are using the same playbook and the same people from the Russia Hoax. How many more times will Americans put up with this deception?

10 Top Reasons the Dems Want to Impeach

We know the Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump ever since November 9, 2016.

They and fellow swamp creature/power crazed bureaucrat/Deep State types most object to their stranglehold on the U.S. melting away like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Since it is so apparent that there is nothing substantive in this latest hoax of theirs – the Ukraine con – we can only deduce these things:

The Democrats know they can’t win against this president at the ballot box, so they must remove him themselves.

Joe Biden is not the guy to do it, so they want to kill two birds with one stone and dump him, too.

The Horowitz and Durham reports will be more damning than suspected and they must deflect from it quickly.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg must be closer to her meeting with her Maker than the media is telling us.

The judiciary is slipping out of their control as Trump appoints more and more judges around the country. Another term would cut off their highly successful run to the courts whenever anything threatens them.

The radical base of the Democrat party has taken control of the whole apparatus.

CNN and MSNBC – the DNC’s BFFs – need something to boost ratings and revenue. Impeachment talk will hoist Rachel Maddow, Chris Cuomo and cohorts to the top of the cable charts!

Trump is succeeding in our trade battle with the Chinese and that threatens globalist elites’ money spigot.

Outside interests like George Soros, Jeff Bezos, China and the EU have a bigger say in our politics than we realized.

Google, Facebook and Twitter do not like President Trump and this gives them a big stick with which they can continue to hit him. Watch as “news” of the impeachment pops up wherever you look on the internet.

The DNC needs funds and this is a great money raising tool for them.

Trump’s immigration policies are working and cutting off the source of new Dem voters.

OK, that’s 12 things, but it’s obvious protecting the Constitution and the nation is not part of this plan.

Crime in Central Gardens

The Central Gardens Board President has posted an essay in NextDoor regarding Crime and Safety in Central Gardens.

It is a thoughtful piece, copied below.

All of us want safer neighborhoods, but it seems that despite so many efforts we are finding the opposite.

Most of us have alarm systems, cameras, neighbors who watch our street; still it doesn’t stop robberies, burglaries and assaults. Why?

The community is hoping that more cameras and more Phelps trucks will help. I doubt it.

As you read this, ask why now is so different from the 70s and 80s. Maybe the fact that crooks are not incarcerated has something to do with it. We all read terrible stories where the police arrest someone and then he/she is spotted out again, doing the same crimes. It must be terribly frustrating for the police.
Warm weather is blamed for some of the crime, but isn’t it really because more kids are out of school and roaming the streets?
What about the deeper cultural problem of kids being brought up without caring fathers? Not a quick remedy, but a long range one.

We are asked to do more about crime, but discouraged from owning guns. We’re supposed to pay for our own defense, but discouraged from defending ourselves.

I don’t think the precautions they are looking for will be any more successful.

Here’s the president’s article:

Due to our central location in Memphis, our Central Gardens neighborhood has since the 1970s been a target for robberies, break-ins and theft.

There is much we can say in attempt to alleviate the anxieties these crimes instill. We can say it’s only a select few bad apples that are committing these crimes. We can blame the heat – crime does in fact increase along with the temperatures, and with the holidays come the porch bandits. We can say Hey, we live in a city – many other cities have the same issues we have and it’s up to each of us to be vigilant. And we can say that we as a neighborhood enjoy a crime rate that is significantly lower than any of our neighbors to the north, south, east or west.

All of this is true. But it doesn’t help us when confronted with a gunman at 6:30 in the morning on a Sunday while walking our dog.

August 28 Meeting at the University Club–
Three weeks ago our neighborhood association hosted a meeting at the University Club – close to 150 of you showed up – and we discussed these same issues of crime in the neighborhood that have persisted for over 40 years. Some have commented that crime seems on the rise of late, and with it an increased blatancy by criminals. Officers from our local Crump Station attended the meeting and reminded us of the little things we can all do day to day to improve safety:
locking our car doors and front doors;
removing valuables from our cars;
cutting back vegetation and hedges for better site lines and eyes on the street;
lighting the outsides of our houses;
improve lighting conditions in the alleys;
installing security cameras to catch criminals in the act;
staying off our smart phones, being diligent and paying attention while out on our walks.

We were reminded, though they are simple and hardly the “big” answer to crime, that these small efforts add up to larger, longer-term deterrents that take away criminals’ easy targets.

Since that meeting, we of the Central Gardens Neighborhood Association have initiated other efforts to address these issues. We have:

➢ Filled the chairperson vacancy on our Crime & Safety Committee and now have a leader dedicated to taking the next necessary steps.
➢ Begun exploring ways to better communicate (outside of NextDoor) with the entire neighborhood, potential block associations and additional neighborhood-watch programs.
➢ Explored the coordinated use of additional, private security cameras and camera networks.
➢ Added two email addresses to the Central Gardens platform to help us facilitate and better respond to specific issues:
o For questions and suggestions on cameras, please email us at cameras@centralgardens.org
o For questions and suggestions on alleys, alley cleanup, alley safety, etc., please email us at alleys@centralgardens.org

Historic Efforts – Private ‘Cops’ —
Back in the late 1970s, the Central Gardens Association devised another deterrent: “Hire your own cops.”

As Peggy Williamson reminded me recently, her husband Jim was instrumental in initiating the neighborhood’s first security patrol. And Barbara Viser’s book Central Gardens – Stories of a Neighborhood reminds us of a front porch meeting between neighbors (the aforementioned) Jim Williamson, Bill Craddock and Tom Givens. Givens was a private investigator and owner of a small security service, and he came up with the simple yet innovative solution – “Hire your own cops” – and brought the University Security Service into the neighborhood with a one-car, 24-hour patrol.

“The crime rate plummeted after we took over,” Givens said of the time. “It was not unusual in those early years to make an average of ten to fifteen felony arrests per month. We were able to accomplish a lot that most people didn’t know about. We put several hundred criminals in jail and made a real impact on the quality of life in the neighborhood. Our service ended up being a model for several other neighborhood patrols across the country.”

Today we have Phelps Security, Inc. Their signature red pickups with the yellow graphics can be seen day and night patrolling the neighborhood’s streets. In addition, Phelps’ service in Central Gardens is unique in that they provide additional security measures such as vacation checks, mail collection, and even babysitter checks to their subscribers.

One More 24-7 Truck Is Needed–
As of today we have one truck that is on duty 7 days a week, and in the last year with the help subscriptions we have added another truck that patrols one day a week.

Based on both historical and current statistics we have and as compared to the rest of Midtown, a safe argument can be made that it is the Phelps Security patrols that have contributed the most to the lower numbers in crime here in the neighborhood. As of last month we had 458 subscriptions amongst the 1500+ households in the neighborhood. 40 more subscribers are needed to reach the 498 necessary to add another patrol truck that would be on duty 24-7.

Based on our experience, we believe that a second 24-7 truck will help significantly.

Of course, Cameras–
Another truck, as well as all the other previously-mentioned steps we can take collectively, can add up to deterrents. This of course includes coordinating efforts with the neighborhood to have private security cameras installed in key locations.

With a recently-completed and successful Home Tour, we raised a few extra dollars that we hope to use to subsidize camera installations. With more neighborhood memberships, we may be able to do even more.

All of these efforts require your help, your input, and your participation. Our new Crime & Safety chair may be reaching out to some of you in the coming weeks to further coordinate these efforts. So stay tuned!

Meanwhile, please consider:
➢ Signing up for the Central Gardens Newsletter, here. http://centralgardens.org/newsletter Newsletters keep you informed and with your contact information, allow us to more easily facilitate communications with the neighborhood.
➢ Becoming a Central Gardens member, here. http://centralgardens.org/joinrenew Your membership can help us subsidize camera installations.
➢ Subscribing to Phelps Security, here: http://centralgardens.org/safety Our biggest known deterrent to crime, your subscription can help add another 24-7 patrol truck to the neighborhood.
➢ Organizing a Neighborhood Watch. Go to http://MemphisTN.gov/ncp or email Neighborhood.Watch@MemphisTN.gov
➢ Attend Grant Workshops and apply for a $2,500 Neighborhood Crime Prevention Grant. Go to http://MemphisTN.gov/ncp and email Audra.Lane@MemphisTN.gov to sign up for a workshop. Workshops are coming up Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 16 and 26, and Nov. 5.

Your involvement and contributions make a difference.

Sincerely,
Mark Fleischer
Central Gardens Board President