It’s another witch hunt and Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Adam Schiff doesn’t mind wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on it like he has over the past four years.
The important aspect of this whole upside down scenario is that Schiff doesn’t really care about the national security issues that could potentially pose a significant danger to the United States or its citizens. He cares about one thing and one thing only: President Donald Trump.
Schiff – and those like him – are obsessed with Trump. In a way, he reminds me of the fictional character Captain Ahab in Herman Melville‘s Moby-Dick, written in 1851. Schiff is the captain of the committee, not the whaling ship. But just as importantly, Schiff is on a voyage to destroy President Trump, much like Ahab was obsessed over Moby Dick.
Schiff like Ahab is willing to lose almost anything to get Trump and in the end he just might allow the political whale to drag him to the depths of Washington D.C.’s swamp.
It is a tale often told in many novels and Schiff just happens to be that character. That Character. But we shouldn’t let him drag American taxpayer dollars and security down with him. Schiff has repeatedly lied about Trump and lied to the American people about the so-called evidence he had regarding the now-debunked Russia conspiracy.
Schiff, however, has never been held accountable for the numerous hoaxes he has perpetrated from the committee charged with oversight of our nation’s secrets, covert agencies and the overall security of the country from enemy states. Those enemy states include China, Russia, among many other nations that are using the chaos and divisions in our nation to their benefit.
I remember this May, when the House released 57 transcripts of interviews with former senior Obama officials and FBI regarding Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the bureau’s investigation into Trump?
Lawmakers began the probe into the FBI’s handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign in January 2017. At the time, the House Committee on Intelligence was Chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, and he worked diligently with investigators to uncover massive amounts of evidence that revealed malfeasance in the FBI, led to the firing of senior bureau officials and then was reinforced by investigations conducted by the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Horowitz was not a Trump appointee but was appointed under President Obama.
Throughout all those years and despite numerous findings showing there was no collusion between Trump and Russia, including a final March, 2018 report, it didn’t matter.
Schiff continued to promise the American people that he had evidence proving the opposite.
In 2019, even after investigations cleared Trump, Schiff continued to lie to the American people. He said on ABC News at the time that there was evidence Trump conspired with Russia, saying there was “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.”
“The obstruction of justice in particular in this case is far worse than anything that Richard Nixon did,” Schiff said. “I would say in every way this is more significant than Watergate…And the fact that a candidate for president and now president of the United States would not only not stand up and resist Russian interference in our election but would welcome it goes well beyond anything Nixon did.“
Where is the evidence? It was never there and he knew it. It didn’t matter because Schiff was using his position to target Trump.
Even though the March 2018 report found no evidence the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow, Schiff refused to allow those transcripts to go public until the White House threatened to release them first.
When that died down Schiff shifted to the Ukraine conspiracy, throwing his alleged whistleblowers into the spotlight, like Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman who used his position, along with others at the National Security Counsel to spy on Trump’s phone calls. Those classified phone calls, particularly the one with the Ukraine president, became the focal point of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, and Schiff’s impeachment parade against Trump.
It rightfully failed and the Senate exonerated Trump but it tore the nation even further apart.
Moreover, millions of taxpayer dollars and time have been wasted by Schiff and his committee, which should be focused on real enemy states, actors and important oversight duties.
Schiff didn’t care then and now he doesn’t now, as he’s now pushing a new hoax during an election year and hoping that he can do whatever he can to tear Trump’s administration apart. He will do so even at the peril of the nation.
Schiff, like many Democrats and never-Trumpers, hates Trump more than they love America.
This new whistleblower is allegedly connected reporting all of his concerns to Schiff about issues with the Department of Homeland Security. He alleges that a reprisal complaint lists “serious wrongdoing” and an effort to hide reports about Russian interference into U.S. elections.
Once again, Russia, Russia, Russia.
“The whistleblower retaliation complaint filed by former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy outlines grave and disturbing allegations that senior White House and Department of Homeland Security officials improperly sought to politicize, manipulate, and censor intelligence in order to benefit President Trump politically,” Schiff said in a letter to Brian Murphy’s attorney. “This puts our nation and its security at grave risk.”
Really Schiff? A whistleblowers politicized allegations is putting our nation at risk? Our nation is at risk because you, along with your cronies in the Democratic party, have failed to do anything for the American people beyond your one-track Trump mind.
Think about it – beyond Trump. – has Schiff done anything that sticks out? Have there been any revelations that have shown his leadership in the Committee has been exemplary and that he’s doing the best for the American people?
What about COVID-19 “China’s virus” and how China, not Trump, failed the nation. What about Russia’s real interference in the 2016 election by leaking disinformation to former British spy Christopher Steele, who was using DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign funds to pay for his Russian sources. I think that’s something that we should look into.
What about the numerous lied that former CIA Director John Brennan, along with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress?
What about the current state of Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other extremists groups that are still targeting the United States?
What about Schiff’s own lies? Will Schiff ever actually be held accountable for those lies and for the wasted tax dollars spent chasing unicorns around the D.C. swamp to target Trump?
I doubt it. But remember what kind of person Schiff really is and realize it won’t be long before Schiff sinks his own ship.
Mayorkas Border Manifesto: Why the DHS Secretary must be impeached
If this isn’t a reason to impeach Mayorkas, I don’t know what is.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum to top DHS officials on Sept 30, 2021, that set the stage for an open border policy that has resulted in the most dangerous national security situation the United States has ever confronted. That seven-page letter, written by Mayorkas and obtained by this columnist, is an open borders blueprint and reveals his purposeful failure to secure the southern border. Numerous retired and current DHS officials said it is sufficient enough for Congress to impeach him.
The Mayorkas policy, which has perpetuated a tsunami of people from all over the world to illegally enter the United States, is simplified and made clear in his memorandum. It is so direct that it is easy to see why the policy overrides almost all U.S. immigration laws by pushing all federal immigration agencies under DHS to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” [ not the law ] to assess whether those who enter the country illegally should be given the right to stay, despite any criminal background or failure to qualify for asylum.
Some of the memo’s contents have been openly discussed by Mayorkas under questioning by lawmakers at hearings. Even parts of the policies have been exposed in reports but what makes this memo unique is that it is the roadmap the Biden Administration used to implement this failed open border policy that has become the biggest concern for most American voters.
And Mayorkas is the architect of the policy. It is a policy that fails to uphold the Constitution, and current immigration laws and turns Federal law enforcement officers and agents into de facto human traffickers.
“In exercising our discretion, we are guided by the fact that the majority of undocumented noncitizens who could be subject to removal have been contributing members of our communities for years,” states Mayorkas, as he goes on to list all the possible jobs illegal aliens are doing in the nation. “The fact an individual is removable noncitizen therefore should not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them. We will use our discretion and focus our enforcement resources in a more targeted way.”
Those ‘targeted resources’ Mayorkas was referring to have mostly been directed at processing illegal migrants into the country and not deporting those breaking the law, according to lawmakers and DHS officials who spoke with me. I’ve documented for the past three years on both Fox News’ Sean Hannity and on SaraACarter.com the enormous resources used not to deport but to import illegal aliens into the country.
Rep. Andy Biggs, who is currently co-chair of the Border Security Caucus and the House Judiciary Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance. told me Sunday that the memo in its entirety is Mayorka’s ideological push for open borders and it’s “his philosophy, cobbled together in place…the letter reflects his distorted thinking on border security.”
Mayorkas’ ‘distorted thinking’ has now led to calls for his impeachment. There are currently two articles of impeachment against Mayorkas. The articles charge him with “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” and a “breach of public trust.” This memo alone is evidence of that breach with the American public.
In the first article, the Republicans with the House Homeland Security Committee state that Mayorkas “has repeatedly violated laws enacted by Congress regarding immigration and border security…His refusal to obey the law is not only an offense against the separation of powers in the Constitution of the United States, it also threatens our national security and has had a dire impact on communities across the country.”
Republicans accused Mayorkas in the second impeachment article of “knowingly making false statements to Congress and the American people and avoiding lawful oversight to obscure the devastating consequences of his willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law and carry out his statutory duties.” And although the feckless Senate may not have the votes to make the impeachment stick, it will expose those Republicans who truly are open borders advocates from those who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law. It would require a two-thirds majority to convict and remove Mayorkas from office.
If there was ever a reason for impeachment, Mayorkas fits the bill. His impeachment will send a clear message to the Biden Administration and Senators on both sides of the aisle that gig is up and that our nation’s security must be the priority.
Mayorkas ushered in the administration’s expansive use of “prosecutorial discretion” that allowed our borders to become an open gateway for our adversaries, drug cartels, terrorists and people from all over the world, stated Joel Maldonado, a recently retired Border Patrol Supervisor, who spoke for the first time about the memo to me on, The Sara Carter Show podcast Sunday.
“When we are not upholding the law but being forced to commit treason it puts everyone at risk, it’s demoralizing and they are lying to the American people,” said Maldonado, who published his first book on his 28 years with the Border Patrol, A Binding Oath: A Border Patrol Journey and the Mayorkas Effect.
Maldonado, who retired in March 2023, had never seen the Mayorkas memo until this year. He said it coincided with the policy his station in Texas had to abide by and a dangerous policy “that continues to this day.”
“The memo itself is a smoking gun, it’s proof that the administration usurped the law with this prosecutorial discretion policy, along with so much more,’ he said. He described how he and other supervisors would put agents out on the border to conduct enforcement instead of using them all for processing illegal aliens into the country when directed to do so by DHS. He said “We would do this out of sight of Washington D.C. and DHS but then be scolded later if we increased our apprehensions. They wanted us to process and they didn’t care how many more people came in or what the consequences would be.”
The seven-page memo was emailed from Mayorkas to Director Tae Johnson, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Acting Commissioner Troy Miller, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Director Ur Jaddou, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Robert Silvers, Under Secretary of Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans; Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Lynne Parker Dupree, Chief Privacy Officer with the Privacy Office.
Many areas of the memo are striking but one that stood out was the list of reasons and excuses that Mayorkas gives can be used when attempting to not deport illegal aliens that clearly present a danger to the nation or have violated U.S. law.
This memo “brings to the forefront the official policy of Alejandro Mayorkas to open wide our southern border,” Biggs stated, adding that he believes Congress has the votes to impeach the DHS Secretary.
One of the most stunning parts of the memo refers to the ‘threat to public safety.’ Mayorkas said those threats possibly posed by illegal aliens are ‘not to be determined according to bright lines or categories. Instead, it requires an assessment of the individual and the totality of the facts and circumstances.’
He lists reasons for enforcement action, such as, “sophistication of criminal offense, use or threatened use of a firearm or dangerous weapon, serious prior criminal record” but then follows with mitigating reasons as to what could constitute a reason not to deport them.
He states, “There can be mitigating factors that militate in favor of declining enforcement action:
- advance or tender age
- lengthy presence in the United States
- a mental condition that may have contributed to the criminal conduct, or a physical or mental condition requiring care or treatment
- Status as a victim of crime or victim, witness, or legal party in legal proceedings,
- the impact of removal on family in the United States, such as loss of a provider or caregiver,
- whether the noncitizen may be eligible for humanitarian protection or other immigration relief
- military or other public service of the noncitizen or their immediate family;
- time since an offense and evidence of rehabilitation;
- conviction was vacated or expunged
Maldonado said the list of excuses to allow illegal criminals to stay “is basically a strict warning to supervisors” in Border Patrol, ICE and other agencies that deportation was no longer a priority. The priority was ensuring that those who came in illegally stayed in the country, regardless of status, asylum claims or failure to properly vet them for national security threats.
What’s more disturbing in the Mayorkas border manifesto – is not just how he ties the hands of federal agents and risks the national security of our nation – but how he exonerates himself and the Biden Administration from any possible repercussions due to a dangerous open border policy.
“The civil immigration enforcement does not compel an action to be taken or not taken. Instead, the guidance leaves the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to the judgment of our personnel,” Mayorkas states.
Maldonado, and numerous other retired and current Border Patrol supervisors and agents, told me this guidance gives the federal officials – including Mayorkas – cover, by putting the onus on the federal law enforcement officers who are forced to process people into the nation, and not the administration’s policy.
One current ICE supervisor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, summed it up by saying, “It means if anything goes wrong – if there’s a terror attack or something of that magnitude because of what Mayorkas has done – it will be the poor BP agent or ICE officer that will be blamed…Even though we have been the ones forced to let in the criminals and terrorists because of Mayorkas’ policy.”
If that isn’t a reason to impeach Mayorkas, I don’t know what is.
Follow Sara A. Carter on X at @SaraCarterDC
Middle East5 days ago
U.N. Report: Al-Qaeda resurgence happening in Afghanistan under Taliban
Immigration5 days ago
FBI warns Venezuelan, other foreign gangs ‘exploiting migratory surge’ at U.S. border
Economy4 days ago
Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment
International4 days ago
Report: North Korean ballistic missile fired by Russia into Ukraine contained components sourced from U.S.