After so many years of sitting through the Russian collusion hoax, the sham Ukraine impeachment and more recently, LegoGate, there’s not much we don’t really know about the ongoing coup against President Trump. We know who all the major players are in the various illegal plots, so now we’re just waiting for the resolution part of the story where AG Bill Barr either slaps handcuffs on the villains or lets them walk away scot-free.
We know who they are, and we know most of what they did. So, it was a pleasant surprise to learn something new about the impeachment scam this week: We now know who the real impeachment “whistleblower” was. And it was not the guy we all thought it was.
Byron York’s new book is out this week. It’s called “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump.” York is the chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner, and a frequent guest on Fox News, for those who don’t know him. He’s an excellent conservative writer, researcher and reporter, with a wide network of really good sources inside the DC establishment. York’s writing in his syndicated column is a bit on the dry side for my taste, but still every excellent. Imagine if Tucker Carlson never burst out laughing at his enemies, and that’s pretty much what Byron York is like.
York’s book begins with the long-ago origins of the plan to impeach Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton phoned Trump to concede the election at 2:35 a.m. EST on November 9, 2016. Democrats and federal employees at the FBI began screeching that they were going to impeach Donald Trump at approximately 2:36 a.m. EST on November 9, 2016. That’s where the book begins.
York’s book meticulously walks us through the timeline of the Russia collusion hoax, the Mueller investigation, and the Ukraine impeachment. It was the section on impeachment that I found to be the most eye-opening.
York lays out a very strong case that the little wimpy CIA guy on the National Security Council was not the real whistleblower. Sure, he was involved. He signed his name on the whistleblower form to do his part. You know, the guy whose name we must never speak or print because Facebook and Twitter will censor us out of existence? Eric Cia*******. Yeah, that guy.
But York proves through interviews with White House staffers and congressional Republicans that the real whistleblower was:
That tubby Vindman guy.
Oh, sorry. That’s LIEUTENANT COLONEL Vindman!
York proves through his reporting that there was actually only one person on President Trump’s fateful phone call with the Ukrainian President last summer. We were under the impression from the Schiff and Nadler Dog and Pony Show of 2019 that there were dozens of policy wonks on the National Security Council that were listening to the call, but that was never true. There was only one person snooping on the call, according to Byron York – and that was Vindman.
Vindman, a Ukrainian-American (meaning really just Ukrainian) US Army officer, was enraged by the call, because President Trump’s America First foreign policy goals did not match up with Vindman’s Ukraine First policy goals. How dare some little president come along and try to set US foreign policy toward Ukraine?! That was LIEUTENANT COLONEL Vindman’s job!
Vindman immediately started running around the White House and whining to people that Trump had “demanded a quid pro quo” from Ukraine, for help in the 2020 election (which we all know was a lie). Remember how we all thought, at the time, that the alleged whistleblower’s complaint didn’t sound like he had actually written it?
Byron York makes a very strong case that it was Vindman, or possibly the Vindman brothers, who wrote the complaint and had the little CIA nerd sign his name to it. How else could the “whistleblower” have been blowing the whistle about a phone call that he never heard, and which based on a transcript of the call later.
Unfortunately, Vindman got to walk away scot-free. He retired from the military a couple of months ago. He was never court-martialed for his treasonous, weaselly, back-stabbing attempt to take out a sitting president. Vindman disobeyed a direct order to not work with Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler on the fake impeachment. But at least we know the truth now, thanks to Byron York’s excellent reporting.
Vindman was the real whistleblower all along, and one of the main architects of the sham impeachment.