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Thursday September 26th 2019: Deep State Impeachment Farse resonating in the globalist media echo chambers only

Americans against Impeachment/removal of President Trump:

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows a majority of Americans do not think President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

In a clear partisan divide, 4% of Republicans and 73% of Democrats surveyed support impeachment. Those who responded against impeachment include 95% of Republicans surveyed and 21% of Democrats.

The poll was conducted between Sept. 19 and 23, just as Trump was in the thick of a controversy after news of a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community surfaced about a phone call with Ukraine’s president asking for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 candidate.

Justice Department clears Trump on Ukraine phone call:

With attention focused on the release of the transcript of President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president about former Vice President Joe Biden, the Justice Department’s criminal division said Wednesday it already has investigated the matter and concluded Trump did not violate campaign finance laws.

The Washington Times reported a separate division of the department has also ruled that the administration did not break the law by failing to immediately share a whistleblower’s complaint with Congress.

The transcript of the conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed Trump talked about Biden but did not threaten to withhold military aid as Democrats charge.

Zelensky said a newly appointed prosecutor will “look into the situation” regarding Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukraine.

“The issue of the investigation of the case … so we will take care of that and work on the investigation of the case,” the Ukrainian president said.

In a Fox News interview Tuesday night, Giuliani explained he got involved in his capacity of defending the president. He said that the prosecutor “that Biden helped to put in” dismissed a case against an organization “that was collecting false information about Donald Trump, about Paul Manafort, and feeding it to the Democratic National Committee.”

The organization, he said, was run by left-wing billionaire financier George Soros.

Justice: Trump hasn’t asked us to contact Ukraine

On Wednesday, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Attorney General William Barr was first made aware of the Ukraine call several weeks after it took place.
The president has not spoken with the attorney general about having Ukraine investigate anything related to former Vice President Biden or his son,” Kupec said in a statement. “The president has not asked the attorney general to contact the Ukraine — on this or any other matter.”

The spokeswoman said Barr also has not communicated with Ukraine regarding the Bidens or “anything relating to Ukraine with Rudy Giuliani.”

A whistleblower reported Trump’s conversation to authorities Aug. 12, despite not having first-hand knowledge. Citing information from “White House officials,” the whistleblower said it appeared Trump was trying to pressure Ukraine to help him win the 2020 election.

The intelligence community inspector general found the report credible while concluding the whistleblower showed political bias.

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