Trump Pledges to Investigate Comcast for “Country Threatening Treason”

In a chilling message, former President Trump pledged to investigate Comcast if he is elected in 2024. Trump insisted that the parent company for NBC and MSNBC “will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events.” The stated grounds are “country threatening treason.” The pledge is not simply a threat to these news organizations but to the Constitution. While Trump has a history of reckless rhetoric, the statement on Truth Social is an attack on core First Amendment values that define us as a nation.

I have been highly critical of the network for bias and sometimes flawed analysis. It is often the focus of my warnings that we have drifted into a type of de facto state media by consent rather than coercion. Much of this challenged coverage concerns Trump. The vast majority of the public views the media as biased.

I have also long criticized Trump for reckless rhetoric, particularly his repeated reference to the media as the “enemy of the people.”

I have also criticized Democrats who have pressured cable providers to drop Fox and attacked journalists challenging Biden policies.

This is a further escalation of that rhetoric and it is wrong regardless of the complaints over the coverage at NBC/MSNBC.

Trump stated:

“[t]hey are almost all dishonest and corrupt, but Comcast, with its one-side and vicious coverage by NBC NEWS, and in particular MSNBC, often and correctly referred to as MSDNC (Democrat National Committee!), should be investigated for its ‘Country Threatening Treason.

I say up front, openly, and proudly, that when I WIN the Presidency of the United States, they and others of the LameStream Media will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events.

The Fake News Media should pay a big price for what they have done to our once great Country!”

The bigger price would be paid by our constitutional system if such retaliatory actions are taken against critical media companies by a president. The independent press remains a critical protection for this nation despite its flaws. The only thing worst than a biased media is a government that investigates reporters as traitors for their coverage.

While the echo chamber of news is a serious problem for this country, it is a matter for the public to resolve in the market for news.  Many news organizations are struggling, including the Washington Post, due to the loss of readers.

The media plays a critical role in our political system. Despite false stories in the last few years, the media often serves to check government abuse by uncovering waste, lies, and unlawful conduct from the Pentagon Papers to Watergate.

Notably, it is unlikely that there is a “there there” in any investigation other than bias. The lock-step coverage of the media from the false Russian collusion claims to false stories like the migrant whipping story is due to the loss of objectivity in journalism. It is consensual rather than conspiratorial. It is also wrong, but that wrong will not be righted by unleashing the government on the media.

I have supported an investigation into the government engaging in “censorship by surrogate” on social media and the Congress can demand answers on the government’s actions vis-a-vis the media. However, targeting the media to be investigated for treason is a threat to free press values.

In 1789, Edmund Burke pointed to the media (which often criticized him) in Parliament and said “there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.”

The defining moment for this country came with the trial of publisher John Peter Zenger by the Crown in New York. Gov. William Cosby used language very similar to Trump’s in unleashing his government on the newspaper. Cosby declared that the paper was publishing “divers scandalous, virulent, false and seditious reflections.” He ordered four editions to be burned publicly.

The jury refused to allow the abuse and acquitted Zenger. From that time, respect for the independence of the press has remained part of our DNA despite our disagreements with coverage.

James Madison called press freedom “the choicest privilege of the people.”

Running for president on a platform of investigating the press may be popular, but it is dangerous and it is wrong.


316 thoughts on “Trump Pledges to Investigate Comcast for “Country Threatening Treason””

  1. “There is a creeping sense that our society has turned upside-down. Healthy debate is replaced by activist hysterics. Speech is declared violence; violence is excused as speech. Masculinity is condemned as “toxic,” while men in dresses are celebrated in the public square. It feels as if we are in the midst of a society-wide mental breakdown.

    A strange new pattern of psychological dysfunction has infiltrated all our institutions, from humdrum bureaucracies to the highest offices. Wherever we turn, that creeping feeling sets in: our society is sick; our institutions are out of balance; our public life has been consumed by a cluster of disorders that appeal to our worst instincts and derange our most vital social functions.”

    Christopher Rufo

      1. “The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population — the intelligent ones or the fools?”
        ― Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People

        1. And the Founders implemented a severely restricted vote while providing dominion solely to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  2. Lawyers, doctors, dentists, and other professionals have ethics Rules with ethics committees to enforce those rules.
    Journalism students are taught Journalism ethics.
    An equally bipartisan disciplinary committee should be created and appointed to enforce Journalistic ethics.
    Suspension of licenses and other Sanctions should be imposed for MSNBC type conduct..

    1. “The only thing worst than a biased media is a government that investigates reporters as traitors for their coverage.”

      First time I disagree with our wonderful host, the best around, by far. However, when the almost limitless power of a monopoly targeting a political party with no oversight, no accountability, why not use our representatives to bring to bear their authority to examine their willingness to report honestly and fairly? The market place is dependent upon them for the information they present to make critically, even patriotic decisions.

  3. The 1st amendment is there to protect the Fourth Estate from the government. When they abuse that power to protect the government from the people, they are no longer the Fourth Estate, but rather a function of the government.

    Molly Hemingway has an excellent article in The Federalist today showing exactly why these media companies deserve to be investigated as much as the regime they are propagandizing for.

    Two weeks ago, CNN ran an astonishing piece that simultaneously confirmed nearly all the damning details about the Biden corruption scandal, while implausibly insisting that President Biden is in no way connected to his son’s malfeasance: “Fact-checking McCarthy’s claims while launching Biden impeachment inquiry.” A number of astute people noted how CNN was credulous to the point of absurdity, but near as I can tell, no one has yet noted that CNN’s “fact check” needs… a fact check.

      1. Nuf sed.

        🙄 Perhaps in your world, but in the real world, you haven’t said anything. Try using the English language and in the process, make a point that is substantive.

    1. The “Fourth Estate” is deeply offensive.

      The “Fourth Estate” is a profoundly disparaging, denigrating, and abject pejorative.

      The “Fourth Estate” perpetrates anti-freedom, pro-enslavement, anti-American, anti-Constitution, communist propaganda, brainwashing and indoctrination.

  4. “The bigger price would be paid by our constitutional system if such retaliatory actions are taken against critical media companies by a president. The independent press remains a critical protection for this nation despite its flaws. The only thing worst than a biased media is a government that investigates reporters as traitors for their coverage.”
    I think what might be worse than both of these is a corporate shill masking as a news agency and lying to promote corporate interests like getting Americans killed in foreign, meaningless wars to then pay profits to Ratheon, McDonnel Douglass et als., all under the protective cover of New York Times v. Sullivan which made this propaganda tool immune from corrective action in the civil courts. Unless the BOR is a suicide pact (or simply a cog in the military-industrial complex meat grinder) it ought to distinguish between true media organizations and people who say they are such just to make a buck at the expense of the lives of this country’s young men. These Team Death cheerleaders aren’t anything worthy of protecting.

    Call me madcap.

    1. Sammy:

      Like that’s a bad thing? Milley lied to the American public about Ukraine and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dead Ukrainian boys he sent into a meat grinder with delusions of victory using out-dated Western arms even as he filled the covers of the Military-Industrial Complex where he will be rewarded with sinecure jobs. Oh and his criminal negligence got 13 American servicemen killed in Afghanistan. Plus he’s a woke arse.

      Sounds like a capital offense to me.

        1. John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan, the heinous Jeffrey Epstein et al. were arbitrarily “tried and executed” by the global communist, Deep Deep State “Swamp.”

          9/11 was a controlled-demolition, Mossad/Deep Deep State “Swamp” op to entice America to invade and conquer the ME here:

          You just skip that de facto reality.

            1. I stand corrected; Sirhan is still very much alive.

              I should have written that Sirhan Sirhan was effectively framed and disposed of by the global communist, Deep Deep State “Swamp.”

              The assassination team fully intended and planned to absolutely not fail and to absolutely be successful.

              Sirhan was an active front decoy while a “security guard” escorted RFK through the Ambassador Hotel, holding him by the elbow at RFK’s right rear.

              Sirhan Sirhan would have been expected to be eliminated for the same reason and in the same manner as Oswald and Ruby.

              “The fatal shot was fired at a range of 1 inch (3 cm), entering behind RFK’s right ear.”

              “The other two shots entered at the rear of his right armpit; one exited from his chest and the other lodged in the back of his neck.”

              – Wiki

      1. If anyone is “criminally negligent” for the Afghanistan withdrawal, it’s Trump, who drew down our troops from 14,000 to 2,500, he turned loose 5,000 Taliban from prison, he didn’t involve our Afghan allies in negotiations, and didn’t arrange for any air or land base. More of his “master dealmaking”. Bluff, bluster and delusions of grandeur smacking up against reality. That’s the Afghanistan mess Biden was left with.

        1. Sounds like your brains are scrambled and you don’t know what happened. The Afghans released the prisoners. Trump made a deal in American interests but left it up to the sovereign Afghan government. You would like to satisfy Russian and Chinese interests, but that is why you are an outcast.

        2. This dependent, parasitic, affirmative action beneficiary, and hysterical and incoherent —– is quite simply a ——- liar.

          In fact, Real President Donald J. Trump DID NOT withdraw from Afghanistan and Bagram Air Base.

          No counterparty knows what Donald Trump is going to do next, by design.

          1. Pig never really was PRESIDENT–An American President is one who serves at the will of the majority of the people–not someone who cheats his way into office with the help of a hostile foreign adversary by manipulating the Electoral College vote to overcome the will of the American people because he KNEW he couldn’t get the power, attention and adulation his craven soul requires honestly. A REAL President does not start an insurrection because his pathetic ego can’t handle the fact that he set a recod for low approval ratings, he was predicted by every single poll to lose, and he did, in fact, lose–not just the popular vote, but the Electoral College vote. Voters turned out in the highest numbers since the 1960s to make sure he would go away. He referred to our brave service members as “suckers and losers”. He set a record for presidential impeachments. He is thoroughly disgraced–multiple criminal indictments. And, just this week, the State of New York revoked his corporation status due to widespread and consistent fraud–lying about his assets in order to get loans on more favorable terms and tax benefits he wasn’t entitled to. Plus, he has to pay a massive fine. He was found responsible for sexually assaulting a woman and then defaming her. He had to pay $25 million to the victims of the “Trump University” scam. His fake “presidency” was a joke. His only legislative “achievement” was a tax break mostly benefitting the very wealthy. He is the laughingstock of other countries–i.e., Trump on the toilet and Baby Trump balloons. He belongs in prison.


      A few brief centuries ago, adversarial covert agents were Drawn and Quartered simply for disloyalty to the “Sovereign” (i.e. the Constitution, which, in turn, prescribes a President and Commander-In-Chief) and treason. Real President Donald J. Trump was the absolute and indisputable Commander-In-Chief of the Joints Chiefs of Staff and every other member of the U.S. military. The Chairman, JCS was loyal only to Hillary, Obama, the worldwide communist party, and its doppelganger, the global Deep Deep State “Swamp.” The perfidy was of the subversive subordinate and suspect of the inquiry.

      “George Washington Executed A Traitor”

      “[John] Andre was a top aide to British commander Sir Henry Clinton. The young major also led the British spy network and had been in secret talks with Arnold for some time. Within a month of their meeting, Andre was executed under orders from American commander [George] Washington for espionage, while [Benedict] Arnold fled to a British side that didn’t exactly welcome him with open arms. The British, and many Americans blamed Arnold for the death of the popular Major Andre, and many people resented that it was Andre, and not Arnold, who swung from the gallows.”

      “[George] Washington reportedly authorized kidnap plots to seize [Benedict] Arnold for execution, or for Arnold to be killed on sight. As a British commander, Arnold led forays into Virginia and Connecticut, and he was able to flee to Britain after the war concluded.”

      – National Constitution Center

  5. “called for the death penalty.”

    You were snookered again. If that was true you could provide the quote. Because it is a falsehood, there is no such quote.

    You don’t think and therefore you don’t learn from experience. A sure sign of imbecility.

  6. Exactly why Trump is popular.
    He’s not averce to using the same tools his enemies use.
    He fights, he attacks the true enemies of America.
    He’s the champion the forgotten majority has waited for.

    1. In fact, Trump does not use the same tools as the Democrats and the deep state.

      He sounds off a lot, as he did here, but as President he appears not to have abused his surveillance and law enforcement powers as they do. The prosecution of Assange was the closest to it. Nor while President did he call for internet censorship and implement that through coercion and strong encouragement, likely in violation of the First Amendment, as the 5th Circuit recently confirmed the Biden WH and various agencies to have done.

      And he is correct that the MSM peddled many false stories intended to damage him or protect his opponents, often based on lies passed on by anonymous deep state leakers and other deep state operatives who were never called to account.

      I recall that during the 2016 campaign Trump threatened to prosecute Clinton if he won. As soon as he did win he decided not to do that.

      So while he uses heated rhetoric to call out his opponents’ dishonesty, as President he did not take abusive action against them. I doubt he would do so if he wins in 2024.

    2. You assume Trump will always be on your side. Haven’t noticed how his friends become enemies at the slightest hint of criticism? And that’s where desiring a “strongman” leader not bound by ethics and norms turns to nightmare. The big man decides he doesn’t like you. At that point, you sorely regret ever endorsing a leader who plays dirty, and realize it’s much better to have leaders who respect the rights of those they find disagreeable.

      1. Trump STRENGTHENED the Supreme Court, which had been on its last legs and, if Hillary had gotten elected, would by now be a rubber stamp for totalitarianism due to frauds like Attorney General Garland corrupting the highest court in the land. It’s because of Trump’s SCOTUS appointments that nobody has to worry about what you fraudulently claim is the danger of Trump.
        Do you think Hillary, or Obama or Bush respect people’s rights? LOL LOL LOL

      2. Your concern for our welfare is touching and all, but we can figure out what’s best for us, thanks.

      3. Another great post by pbinCA. She recognizes that Trump is doesn’t protect people. He protects the law, the Constitution and the citizens of America.

        PbinCA indirectly points out what a criminal Biden is being loyal to corrupt people while he has his DOJ going after mothers at school board meetings.

        1. it’s cute when you reply to your own comments and then reply to said comments to offer interpretive services…..kinda like speaking in tongues

      4. Are you talking about Trump or Biden?
        Biden and his cronies have no problem shaking down foreign business men and officials for money.

      5. Haven’t noticed how his friends become enemies at the slightest hint of criticism? And that’s where desiring a “strongman” leader not bound by ethics and norms turns to nightmare

        Happens everyday to people of all walks of life.
        What you cant find is Trump using the power Government to punish those he wants to punish.

  7. The fact that several major figures and organizations have taken egregious paths concerning free speech indicates to me that the supreme court MUST hear cases involving this topic and set straight, finally, what is the understanding and meaning of the 1st amendment. This will identify such major legislative mistakes such as the “hate speech” laws that are obviously unconstitutional, and it will clarify to both right and left just where our rights of speech lie and the limits – if they could find any – on what governments can impose. This is all part of the end process of destroying our nation and its underlying principles.

    1. There is a very logical limit to the reach of “free speech”, and that concerns where speech intending to dupe the public for political advantage stands legally. Our nation was founded on the principle of “the consent of the governed” — which is totally incompatible with political actors and their surrogates crafting Public Frauds able to obtain that consent though trickery and deceit. The logic is straightforward. The 1st Amendment would work to undermine, rather than strengthen our system, if it allows society to drift toward mendocracy — rule by the most clever, compelling liars.

      The conservative answer is to utilize torts law — absolutely not government regulation nor prosecution.

      A reasonable, incremental approach would be to expand Defamation Law to cover Public Frauds. Let The People act as Plaintiff, and be able to sue any actor in society who attempts to defraud or misdirect the public for political gain. Have these Public Frauds Courts run with rapid-due-diligence (fast processes), so that liars cannot delay legal counterforce. The government would play a neutral role, only supplying courtrooms and judges…and respondents if it’s government officers who are being sued as artful fabricators.

      We should seriously consider Public Frauds civil torts as a calibrated, and Constitutional approach to deterring the routine use of falsehoods as a tool of political competition. If we buy into JT’s too-permissive concept of free-speech (which gives intentional deceits the exact same legal status as verified truths), the result will be a self-defeating mendocracy, where the best liars call the shots and win power.

      1. Trump lived up to most of his promises or tried to do so. Biden lied about what he would do.

        Thank you pbinCA for setting guidelines. Your only error was in figuring out who lied. When you straighten that out you will be voting for Trump.

      2. “… a self-defeating mendocracy, where the best liars call the shots and win power.”

        I think that’s pretty much what we’ve got now.

  8. LOL — Contrary to Professor Chicken Little’s bizarre assertions, Trump hasn’t called for freedom of the press to be revoked — he’s calling for ONE thoroughly-corrupt media company to be INVESTIGATED. It’s an investigation that’s LONG overdue.

    And thanks to Trump’s own high-quality Supreme Court appointments — justices who NEVER hesitate to disagree with him — there’s NO doubt that the investigation (if it happens at all and isn’t merely campaign rhetoric like “lock her up!”) would be constrained such that NBC’s rights will be fully-protected by the Court and by NBC’s own lawyers.

    I never watch MSNBC and haven’t watched NBC since the “Must Watch TV” Seinfeld days, so I have no significant firsthand knowledge as to what Trump is complaining about, but there’s no doubt in my mind that NBC’s and MSNBC’s rights will remain intact, and I’m not remotely worried about them being abused the way that the mainstream media abuses anyone they decide to target, like the pack of rabid gangster jackels they are.

    Was this article written at the behest of Anti-Trumper Rupert Murdoch or some member of the Board at Fox Garbage Corp. such as Romney acolyte Paul Ryan or whatever Fox jokers were responsible for things such as the 2020 FAKE presidential “debate” hosted by debunked and defunct Chris Wallace? It sure smells like it — although in undeserved fairness to them, the Professor is an Anti-Trumper from WAY back, having given a platform to reckless, irresponsible anti-Trumper and multiple convicted felon / “creepy porn lawyer” Michael Avenatti almost right up until the time that the boat left the dock to take him up the river for having extorted and defrauded more people than I can count, including his own porn client.

    Anyway, I’m QUITE certain that Trump poses no dangers to democracy or freedom of the press here in America, that any expressed concerns are total FABRICATIONS, and that if there are such dangers, they come from a ruthlessly-corrupt media that would hold FAKE presidential “debates” such as the one hosted by Mike Wallace’s wholly-unprofessional son and then fire Tucker Carlson while simultaneously trying to silence him elsewhere with a 100% BOGUS contractual claim which, fortunately for ACTUAL freedom of the press, has failed miserably.

    Go Tucker, F Fox, and Trump 2024.

    1. He’s calling for one media company — Comcast — to be investigated for TREASON.


      An accusation for which there is ZERO evidence.

      And if you “have no significant firsthand knowledge as to what Trump is complaining about,” you have no basis for insisting that it’s “thoroughly-corrupted.” What’s your evidence that they should be investigated for TREASON?

      1. I didn’t say they should be investigated for Treason. I said they should be investigated. I think it’s a matter for the FCC, and to my knowledge, the FCC doesn’t investigate treason.
        My basis for that reasonable conclusion is that I’ve read articles published at NBC’s gangster website and seen embedded clips of MSNBC garbage at sites such as Matt Taibbi’s website.
        Drop dead, you worthless “Anonymous” Gomer. The ONLY thing you’re good for is highlighting the grotesque deficiencies of this no-rules garbage site.

        1. You said “he’s calling for ONE thoroughly-corrupt media company to be INVESTIGATED,” conveniently omitting that he’s calling for them to be investigated for TREASON.

          That wasn’t a claim about what YOU are calling for, but what HE called for.

          As for your insults, the decision is Turley’s to make, not yours. Don’t like it? You’re free to convince him otherwise. But telling me to drop dead is not going to convince me of anything other than your inclination to dish insults.

          1. “investigated”–for what? Telling the truth about Trump, his lies, commentary about the damage he has done to America, and the risk he poses if he can, somehow, cheat his way back into power? The media outlet Turley works for was PROVEN to have lied about Dominion Voting Systems to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars they agreed to pay in a settlement. What lies have Comcast, NBC, CNBC, or MSNBC been sued for? Name a business they have slandered by lying about it. What’s obvious to anyone with a brain is that Trump doesn’t understand American government–nor does he want to. All he understands is power, adulation, glory and attention. The POTUS is NOT a king–he has no authority to dictate to the DOJ or FBI whom they should prosecute or investigate–but, if given the chance, he would try to do so, and would fire any Attorney General or FBI Director who wouldn’t do his bidding. He thinks he can, with the stroke of a Sharpie, do away with the DOE, the EPA and other government agencies set up by Congress that he thinks will win him support if they don’t knuckle under to his demands. He hasn’t the first clue about checks and balances. He has promised vengeance, if he gets the chance to exercise it. THAT’s NOT how America works, and we don’t want it to operate that way, either. Turley is correct that threatening media is dangerous.

    2. Well-said, Ralph de Minimis….real journalism has been all-but-dead for many years at our corporate media entities. Real INVESTIGATIVE media is virtually non-existent now, except by small independent bodies. And the government HAS been treasonous in its treatment of the people…..after what Trump has been through, and all of his sidekicks (Manafort, Stone, Giuliani,etc etc etc), I would be happy to see him go after Comcast and several others. And I hope he helps the J6 prisoners…22 years for Tarrio? Really? Come on! go Trump!

  9. We are living in times of unhinged politics. You cannot call out bad acts or egregious missteps by Trump without being being branded as part of the dangerous Left. You cannot criticize the acts and choices of the other side without being branded a right wing extremist. There is no place to hide other than silence with a façade of ignorance. Be careful what you support and vote for.

    1. “Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
      It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
      Seeing that death, a necessary end,
      Will come when it will come.”
      _______________________________ Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)

  10. The Democrats are now throwing Democrat Senator Bob Menendez under the bus due to the corruption stench emanating from their political party. Americans are suffocating from the stench of corruption originating in all things Democrat, while illegal immigrants raid US border town, violent crime soars exponentially, inflation kicks Americans hard in their pocketbooks, public schools are producing failed products, grifters like Black Lies Matter have numbed Americans to the race baiting, major Democrat cities are burning out of control, and Biden’s poll numbers are sinker faster than the Titanic.

    Joseph Biden is going down, Hunter is going down, Menendez is going down. it’s all so glorious.

    WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Senators Tammy Baldwin, Bob Casey and Jon Tester joined a growing number of Democrats on Tuesday in calling for Senator Bob Menendez to resign, after prosecutors charged him and his wife with taking bribes from three New Jersey businessmen.

    Menendez, also a Democrat, said on Monday that he would stay in the Senate and fight the charges.


    1. Actually there is a tactical reason for Menendez to resign; NJ governor Phil Murphy can then appoint a new senator to serve out Menendez term, ending in Jan 2025. U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) is challenging Menendez already.
      Get Menendez out of the headlines, quietly replace him and press on.
      Makes sense.

    2. Can’t help but notice you cite how democrats are calling for Menendez to resign, now name a current republican who has called on Trump, or any others who tried to subvert democracy. Menendez is a crook, but he didn’t try to overthrow an election.

      1. Menendez is a crook, but he didn’t try to overthrow an election.

        Do try to focus. The topic is Senator Menendez not Representative Hakeem Jeffries

      1. If you really believe anyone did not decide who they were voting for two minutes after the RNC and DNC conventions ended with Trump and Clinton as the candidates and were still open to influence then you must be a fool.
        As it stands right now, most people know who they are voting for if it is a Trump Biden rematch. The only alternative is if RFK Jr. runs as third party, then based off polling, he takes more voters away from Biden, giving Trump the win.
        BTW, I would be one of those Independents who would seriously consider voting for RFK Jr.

  11. Jonathan: There were a couple important slap downs this week you missed. Permit me to review them.

    First, Jim Comer’s little impeachment inquiry starts on Thursday with his first hearing. You will be featured as a witness for the prosecution. One important witness who will apparently not testify is former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Why? Because he would rebut the false narrative that prosecutor general Viktor Shokin was investigation Burisma and Hunter Biden’s role as a member of the Board.

    To its credit Fox interviewed Poroshenko on Monday. Host Brian Kilmeade asked Poroshenko about the claims of Shokin. Poroshenko replied: “First of all, this is [a] completely crazy person. This is something wrong with him. Second, there is not one single word of truth. Please do no use such a person like Shokin to undermine the trust we feel…he [Shokin] played very dirty games”. Nor does Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of Burisma or Lev Parnas support Shokin’s claim he was fired because he was investigating Burisma. The aforementioned will not be called by Comer to testify because they would contradict the false narrative Comer and you have been peddling. Can’t wait to hear/see you testify before Comer’s Committee. Could it be another opportunity for the Dems to slap you down–another “Debbie Wasserman Schultz” moment?

    On a lighter note, there was another slap down this week when Cassidy Hutchinson responded to Matt Gaetz who claimed he dated the star of the Jan.6 House hearings. Hutchinson said: “I never dated Matt Gaetz. I have much higher standards in men, and Matt, frankly, is a very unserious politician”. Talk about as slap down. Only women can do it well!

    1. Dennis, did you also see this 2015 State Dept. memo sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, noting that “There is wide agreement that anti-corruption must be at the top of this list, and that reforms must include an overhaul of the Prosecutor General’s Office including removal of Prosecutor General Shokin, who is widely regarded as an obstacle to fighting corruption, if not a source of the problem”?

  12. LOL!
    Funny to watch Trump play the MSM and our leftist friends here on the good professor’s blog.
    He is doing the same thing he did in the past. Post something outrageous, sit back and watch them freak out and plays to his base. More free advertising for him. And they are buying into it! What fools!
    I heard a interview with former Sec Def Ash Carter of the Obama admin on On Point back when Tom was still on and was decent. Tom asked Carter what he thought about Trump on the global stage. Mr. Carter said something to the effect that global leaders do not pay attention to what Trump tweets or says. They watch what he does.

  13. Dear Prof Turley,

    GOP names 3 witnesses in the upcoming impeachment inquiry .. . and you are one of them.

    “Witness Jonathan Turley teaches law at George Washington University and is a regular conservative commentator on Fox News who has compared Hunter Biden’s case to Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s recent indictment on bribery charges and has testified at a House subcommittee on the purported “weaponization” of the federal government.”

    Just how ‘conservative’ a commentator are you?

    *I thought you were like a hippie .. . free as a breeze.

    1. Look for Darren Smith to accompany Professor Turley, carrying a firm ruler. This is in case any of the Congress critters use foul language or use dis/mal/misinformation.

  14. An independent press that blatantly lies is not sustainable. Trump is correct in his accusations, however, he will find himself crushed. The only way to counter the current press is to offer the people an alternate sources of information that are factual.

    1. And we cannot address what you think as you still believe there are tapes of Russian hookers peeing on Trump.
      You must be a fool.

  15. Given the way to feds are now throwing indictments timed to Biden’s I’ll events there is way to much reporting with orders from “on high”.

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