Democrats seek to redefine crimes to reframe the Trump impeachment

By Jonathan Turley, November 26, 2019

(And Below This, Two Lists of Postings on Impeachment)

Law Professor Jonathan Turley shuns the academic ivory tower.  Turley was one of most effective lawyers exposing Cheney/Bush war crimes as they occurred, back when he was regularly invited to comment on TV.

Unlike most lawyer/commentators/pundits these days, Turley’s record reflect the reality that his legal analysis and opinions are not only expert, but also — even more important, in our view — apolitical.  In the article linked above, he writes basically that, Nancy Pelosi does not know what she is doing. It is worrisome that her ineptitude and that of those old folks around her could bring four more years for the clowns now in the White House.

That result becomes far more likely, if Establishment media are able to suppress investigative journalism like Scott Ritter’s dissection of how the narrow Ukraine-gate impeachment process actually got started.
Hint: the “whistleblower” was no whistleblower. Nancy has a lot of experience with lipstick but there is no way she will be able to put lipstick on this particular pig; that is, IF Scott’s article gets appropriate media exposure — BEFORE Republicans can make it a “gotcha” talking point and diminish its impact by giving it a partisan color.

Donald Trump Richly Deserves to be Impeached.  To head off possible misunderstanding, we should make clear at the outset that this website has posted multiple articles strongly advocating impeachment.  We associate ourselves with a key disclaimer in Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity most consequential MEMORANDUM FOR The President (July 24, 2017) titled: Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence. ( See: )  We paste in below the VIPS disclaimer, because it bears repeating:

“Full Disclosure: Over recent decades the ethos of our intelligence profession has eroded in the public mind to the point that agenda-free analysis is deemed well nigh impossible. Thus, we add this disclaimer, which applies to everything we in VIPS say and do: We have no political agenda; our sole purpose is to spread truth around and, when necessary, hold to account our former intelligence colleagues.

“We speak and write without fear or favor. Consequently, any resemblance between what we say and what presidents, politicians and pundits say is purely coincidental. The fact we find it is necessary to include that reminder speaks volumes about these highly politicized times. This is our 50th VIPS Memorandum since our first one on Feb. 5, 2003, critiquing Colin Powell’s UN speech earlier that day. Live links to our 49 earlier memos can be found at”

Impeachment For Cognoscenti, Dummies, and Those In Between

We took some time today to search for some of the key articles on impeachment posted since Jan. 2019.  We will group links to these articles chronologically under List A.  Then we will compile a shorter (chronological) List B with links to postings of background related to impeachment, for those who may have missed key articles when they were posted here or elsewhere during 2019. You may prefer to go through List A, and List B as well, from the bottom up rather than top-down.


1 — Don’t Be Afraid, Nancy: IMPEACH
By Ray McGovern, Jan. 10, 2019

2 — More on Pelosi, the Reluctant Impeacher
By Ray, Jan. 11, 2019

3 — IMPEACH, Nancy!
By Ray, Jan. 17, 2019

4 — Why is Pelosi Allergic to Impeachment”
By Ray, Jan. 19, 2019

5 — Impeachment in Historical Perspective
On Jan. 20, 2019, we cited this highly instructive article depicting the salutary effects of impeaching President Andrew Johnson, even though conviction by the Senate failed by one vote.
Impeach Donald Trump Now, by The Atlantic’s Yoni Appelbaum

6 — Media Faced with Dilemma in Next Phase of Deep State-gate
By Ray, April 9, 2019

Doubly interesting in retrospect.  Who knows what happened to the Nunes referrals?  Will William Barr and John Durham be able to put some spine into the president and persuade him to let it happen this time? Will Establishment media be able to keep pros like Professor Johnathan Turley and former NSA Technical Director William Binney off the TV screen?

7 — Fun From “The Onion”: Shocked Vladimir Putin Slowly Realizing He Didn’t Conspire With Trump Campaign
‘Who The Hell Was I Working With Then?’ Asks Russian President
April 10, 2019, citing The Onion; link:

8 — DNC-Gate: Patrick Lawrence Saw Through It From the Start
By Ray, April 18, 2019

9 — Russia-gate as Organized Distraction
By Ray, August 5, 2019
With small excerpt from Oliver Boyd-Barrett’s piece at:

10 — Red ‘Whistleblower’ Herrings
Consortium News Live (CN), Sept. 27, 2019
(Ray’s segment goes from minute 7:55 to 44:40; the whole CNLive video is worth watching.)

11 — A “Whistleblower” Who Requires Quotation Marks
Ray gets one minute, October 3, 2019, on RT

12 — Attorney General Barr’s Posse Is Mounted, Armed, & Ready, Judging From Attempts to Pre-empt
By Ray, October 5, 2019

13 — What’s Really at Stake with the ‘Whistleblower’ Coup
Ray interviewed for 30 min., October 8, 2019

14 —The Ultimate Case For Trump’s Impeachment/Removal From Office
By Lawrence Wilkerson, October 23, 2019

15 — Impeach Trump: Yes … Because of the Bidens: No!
By Ray, Nov. 6, 2019
Ray’s 1-minute part of the interview starts at min. 4 to the end.

16 — Bye-bye Biden
By Ray, Nov. 20, 2019
A General-turned-pundit from India Can Figure It Out
Includes excerpts from an article by Gen. Vnod Saighal.
(The article’s full text is at )

17 — Ukraine For Dummies
By Ray, November 14, 2019

18 — SCOTT RITTER: The ‘Whistleblower’ and the Politicization of Intelligence
By Scott Ritter, November 27, 2019

19 — Democrats seek to redefine crimes to reframe the Trump impeachment
By Jonathan Turley, November 26, 2019


LIST B  (Please meet James Clapper and John Brennan)

1 — Challenging Clapper at Carnegie
By Ray McGovern, January 4, 2019

2 — TRANSCRIPT: When Clapper Was Asked Real Questions
By Ray, January 6, 2019

3 —A Look Back at Clapper’s Jan. 2017 ‘Assessment’ on Russia-gate
By Ray, January 7, 2019

4 —Clap Trap re Those Very Bad Russians
By Ray,  January 12, 2019

5 — Russia-gate Evidence, Please
By Ray, January 15, 2019