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A Cynical Day

Chip Franklin



• Half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump from office, according to a new Fox News poll. Yeah, I said Fox. But apparently that isn’t enough to sway McConnell and the cowed Republican Senate from doing it’s job. Friday’s vote to bar witnesses goes against everything Americans know from 50 years of TV crime drama; what the F are you hiding?

• Remember this? December 17. 2019-Mitch McConnell—“I’m not an impartial juror…we will have a largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I’m not impartial about this at all.” And his Senate oath? “I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.” Yeah, God just threw up.

• Tuesday State of The Union will once again reveal that Trump is a sociopath who will make it all about him. America’s skepticism has grown into full blown cynicism. Trump will claim that the economy is roaring, but it’s growing at the same rate it did in 2015. He’ll say that unemployment is at an all-time low, but won’t mention that wages are flat and more Americans have two jobs than in any time in US history. He’ll claim that black unemployment is at an all-time low, bit it’s still twice the rate as that of whites, and he’ll claim he negotiated great trade deals, like the one with China where American famers lost $30 billion and Trump had to use $12 billion of your tax dollars to bail them out. And the new deal? American farmers are already obligated to sell soybean elsewhere for a fraction of the return before Trump’s great deal.

• As The Senate acquits Trump, here’s the details of the lie they have propagated about Joe Biden. Shokin never uttered Hunter Biden’s name until AFTER Rudi, Parnas and Fruman started their thuggery in 2019, strong arming Zelensky via Shokin and others to examine the five-year old relationship.

Hunter Biden joins Burisma after being kicked out of Navy reserve for drug use. Hired by Zlochevsky, founder of Burisma, a swampy guy cleared later of buying gov’t contracts. Zlochevsky says he hired Biden to protect him from reformers.
2014 is also same year President Yanukovych is run out. A Putin puppet, he flees to Russia after charged with high treason. Reformers discover that Yanukovych had been paying Paul Manafort 12.7 million to influence American policy. Manafort, now serving time in Federal prison, had been consulting in Ukraine since 2005.

A year later, Viktor Shokin became Ukraine’s prosecutor general, a job similar to the attorney general in the United States. He vowed to keep investigating companies like Burisma amid an international push to root out corruption in Ukraine. The president however, Poroshenko, was a billionaire oligarch and had no interest in fighting corruption. Neither did Shokin. There was no investigation of Burisma under Mr. Shokin, and ironically, THAT’S why he was fired. In the fall of 2015, because Shokin WASN’T investigating corruption, Joe Biden joined the chorus of Western officials calling for Mr. Shokin’s ouster. The next March, Mr. Shokin was fired. Poroshenko, who had 54% of the vote in 2014, lost to reformer Zelensky with only 25% four years later.

Bottom line: Ukraine is swampy as sh*t. Zelensky’s election was the result of a massive reform movement in Ukraine which rattled the Kremlin. Trump, by reaching out to Zelensky to dig up dirt on Biden, naturally had them contact Rudi who had already started the campaign with Shokin, Parnas and Fruman.
The GOP Ukraine hack connection is based on Ukraine born GRU agent for Russia Konstantin Kilimnik, who left Ukraine in 2016 for Russia and Mueller believed had information about the hack. Every western intelligence agency, as well as 14 of the 17 intelligence agencies, all tracked the hack back to the Internet Russian Agency.

The only corruption in Ukraine is the one being imported by Trump. And as always, you have to ask yourself this; why does Trump keep deflecting blame from Russia from the 2016 hack of the DNC? Why? Of course, you already know that.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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