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November 07, 2018

Overheard: Jerry Nadler Promises to Go "All-In" on Russia Investigation; Wants to Investigate FBI, Wants to Impeach Kavanaugh

The Democrats claiming they're not going to impeach Trump or Kavanaugh are lying.



Jerry Nadler loudly broadcasted the Democrats' real agenda to a whole train-full of people.

Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury and investigate and impeach President Donald Trump for alleged treasonous collusion with Russia.

In post-election chats with various callers while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, Nadler gave advice to a newly elected representative and discussed potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominees with another. He also lamented identity politics and the thriving economy and worried about Democrats losing working-class voters while gaining elite former Republicans and suburban women.

Yeah, NeverTrump is made up of the hardest of hard-core Super-Conservatives. So conservative, in fact, that Nadler now acknowledges they are an (unwelcome) part of the Democrat voting coalition.

Are we going to keep pretending that obvious urban, socially-liberal, economically-moderate establishment types who are always calling the actual conservative base "crazies" and "Hobbits" are the most conservative of all of us?

Or are we going to be grown up and start admitting that our alleged NeverTrump Super-Conservatives are just urban/suburban liberals looking out for the preferences of their fellow urban/suburban liberals?

Nadler was headed to DC for a two-day planning session with his staff and Judiciary Committee staff. "We've got to figure out what we're doing," he explained in a phone call with a friend. Nadler requested that the friend’s name be concealed on the grounds he is a private citizen.

Eh, seems fair, now that I think about it.

In any event, Nadler can no longer deny this conversation took place and is accurately reported.

The two discussed two routes for investigating new Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. The first is to go after the FBI for how they handled the investigation into unsubstantiated claims he sexually assaulted women. "They didn't even do a half-ass job," he said. "They didn't interview 30 witnesses who said 'Interview me! I've got a lot to say!'" he said, while mimicking people waving their hands to be called on.

His other plan is to go after Kavanaugh because "there's a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury." He claimed that The Atlantic published an article about the allegations of a third woman. Then he claimed that when Kavanaugh was "asked at a committee hearing under oath when he first heard of the subject, he said, 'When I'd heard of the Atlantic article.' But there is an email chain apparently dating from well before that from him about "How can we deal with this?'" Nadler told the caller.

In other words, Nadler finds out his claim of perjury is false, because there is proof that Kavanaugh didn't lie, but instead of saying "Oh forget that, then" he says something more like "Well how can we lie to get around the proof that he was telling the truth?"

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When the caller objected to the plan, Nadler pushed back, "That's not technical, that's real." He conceded that maybe it was not a great plan, since even if Kavanaugh could be removed, it might not result in the political results desired.

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Nadler said Russia investigations would be under a broad umbrella of holding Trump "accountable," since it's a more palatable argument than impeachment, that they would be going "all-in," and much of what they get to would be "depending on what [special counsel Robert] Mueller finds."

Read the whole thing.

These people who blab loudly on tightly-packed trains and then have to beg reporters to not reveal the name of the party they were scheming with are now in control of national security, on the House side.

PS: No media will cover this, including the news division at Fox, which is run by NeverTrumpers and who routinely block stories that could hurt their NeverTrump and Democrat pals.

Even though Mollie Hemingway is one of Fox's employees and journalists.

And even though, by asking Mollie to withhold the name of the party on the phone, Jerrold Nadler implicitly concedes he said all the things that Mollie says she overheard.

You may see Mollie talk about this on the non-news side, like on Tucker, but the news side will completely embargo this.

It's what they do.

You will also notice a strong lack of interest from the NeverTrumpers who either openly or impliedly agitated for a Democrat takeover. They don't like admitting that their little palace intrigues have actual negative consequences for the "conservative agenda" they allegedly support. They don't want to admit they just helped the Kavanaugh impeachment along.

They kind of knew they were doing exactly that -- but they don't want to admit they knew they were doing that.

They want to continue posturing as Super Hard-Core Conservative A-Number One.




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