Is Ukraine Behind the Paul Ryan Tapes?
Yesterday’s bombshell confirms that the GOP is the Party of Treason. We now know they are consciously the Party of Treason.
Sure it was ‘just a joke’ which is why Paul Ryan warned that what Kevin McCarthy said doesn’t go beyond the four walls. Also telling-both Ryan and McCarthy denied there was a tape until informed the Washington Post had heard it.
Again, just what you’d expect if there’s Nothing to see here.
But where did the tapes come from and who leaked them? Bill Palmer suggests it’s Ukraine which is plausible considering the GOP had just met with Ukrainian officials.
“Last night an eye popping story appeared in the Washington Post which revealed that Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders had been caught on tape discussing alleged Russian payments to Donald Trump. This audio was recorded nearly a year ago and is just being released now, with Trump’s Russia scandal already in meltdown mode. But what’s most stunning is that the government of Ukraine might have been behind the secret recording.”
“I don’t expect the Washington Post to reveal its source that provided the recording, not should it. But there are two key clues within the article itself (link). The first is that it pinpoints the conversation between Ryan and other Republicans as having taken place immediately after they had met with the President of Ukraine, who warned them that Russia likes to fund puppet candidates around the world.”
“The second clue is that the byline location of the WaPo story incredibly reads “Kiev, Ukraine.” My interpretation of this is that the reporter in question may have had to travel to Kiev in order to hear the recording, or that in one way or another the source for the story is in Ukraine. This in turn leads to the question of how this recording came into existence to begin with. And that takes us back to the participants in that recorded conversation having just left a meeting with a Ukrainian delegation.”
Palmer also suggests the intel community might have been the one to leak it now-timing it to discredit America’s favorite scrooge, Lyin Paul Ryan.
Here’s the bottomline. The entire Republican party is now implicated.
Ex-NSA Technical Division Director John Schindler told the International Center for Defense and Security that President Trump’s Russian ties are about to lead to not only his own downfall but that he’s on the precipice of taking out much of the Republican Party when he goes.
“The ex-Naval War College Professor gave these remarks to the Lennart Meri Conference in Estonia:
Trump’s downfall is coming, thanks to his blatant ties to the Kremlin, which the FBI is investigating, and that process will lead to a large-scale political cleansing in Washington which will be traumatic yet necessary.
“What’s important to understand is that no matter the elation that partisans may feel in being vindicated, the Republican complicity in compromising America’s democracy is a national disaster.”
“The GOP knew about Putin’s rise within their party, but kept it secret.”
“Voters will remember the Vichy Republicans who supported the Russian takeover of the Oval Office leading to his downfall, come next November and even non-partisan experts like John Schindler and the Cook Report are saying it publicly.”
Yes, as Sumner says, the GOP has been very naughty and must be punished.
PS. Last October I was premature with this prediction:
We are currently in the circular firing squad phase. I eagerly await the “Hitler was so pissed the generals let him down that he decided to destroy Germany when he knew that he was going to lose” phase.
But I still think that’s coming. When a political party has been naughty, there’s a high price to pay. And the GOP has been very, very naughty.
Party of Treason. The Democrats you can argue in a sense were once the Party of Treason-in the Civil War or at least the Party of Secession. For years after that, the GOP mocked the Dems as the party of rebellion, sedition, and secession.
Even in the 1920s they were still raising the bloody shirt of Free Soil and the Union. Funny how things have come full cycle.
In 1984, Jeanne Kirkpatrick stated: People say there is a liberal America and a conservative America. In truth there are only liberals and Americans.
We see who the disloyal party is now.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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