Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh came loaded for bear on Monday, repeatedly taking aim at the Democrats’ and the Drive-by-Media’s impeachment narrative, which he said is made up entirely of “lies.”
“The one thing that will get you through this and the one thing that you have to understand, is practically everything in the media about impeachment is a lie,” Rush said on his radio program Monday (transcript via RushLimbaugh.com). “Everything is a lie. There isn’t any of it that is true, except if you switch things and have it apply to things the Democrats have done. Then most of it becomes true.”
“It is the most amazing thing, and they continue to make it up as the days and the hours go by,” he said. “They make it up to fit whatever objection is raised. They make it up to fit whatever suspicion is raised about what they’re doing. There are no boundaries here, folks. They’re gonna get rid of Donald Trump by hook or crook no matter what, and it doesn’t matter how. It doesn’t matter the mechanism. It doesn’t matter the validity. They’re going to do it. They have intended to do it since election night of 2016.”
Though he said all the Democrats’ lies are “too numerous” to list, the host offered his listeners some of the big ones, including Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff having “lied through his teeth” when he made up quotes about Trump supposedly asking Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to “dig up dirt” on Joe Biden in the famous July 25 call.
“He said, ‘I want you to dig up dirt on my opponent. Dig up as much as you can. Make it up! And don’t get back to me ’til you do,’” said Limbaugh, adding, “That didn’t happen!”
Rush then pointed out reports that the requirements for whistleblower complaints were quietly downgraded from those with first-hand knowledge to second-hand knowledge a few weeks before the complaint against Trump was filed (a claim which subsequent reports have refuted). The allowance of “hearsay,” said Limbaugh, allows for Trump’s opponents to push through their objective “to get rid of Trump.”
Limbaugh then highlighted two other “noteworthy” developments from the last few days that demonstrate his premise that there’s a full-on “coup” going on conducted by the Democrats and the deep state. The first thing involved avid anti-Trumper John Brennan, the former CIA Director who’s now an analyst with NBC News, urging federal officials to come forward with damning accusations against the president.
“Now, John Brennan’s hands are as dirty as Obama’s in this whole thing,” said Limbaugh. “John Brennan (you probably have forgotten) traveled to Ukraine back in the time period around 2016 under a fake passport so it wouldn’t be known that he had gone, and he was arranging data on the dossier and all of the other dirt that they were trying to amass. Ukraine — not Russia, Ukraine — is the center of the universe of all this. Now, over the weekend John Brennan, Obama’s director of CIA — a man who voted for the Communist Party candidate in 1976 — John Brennan is among the radical leftists who personally, viscerally despise Donald Trump. He signaled everybody in the deep state to attack the president.”
Limbaugh then read Brennan’s tweet: “A reminder to federal officials: There is no limit on the number of individuals who can use the whistleblower statute. If you think you were involved in unlawful activity as a result of a directive from Mr. Trump or someone doing his bidding, now is the time to report it.”
A reminder to federal officials:
There is no limit on the number of individuals who can use the whistleblower statute.
If you think you were involved in unlawful activity as a result of a directive from Mr. Trump or someone doing his bidding, now is the time to report it.
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) September 28, 2019
“Brennan just sent out a call to everybody in the administrative state to come forward and be your own whistleblower,” said Rush. “He’s giving them cover. He’s telling them, ‘Come forward! We’ll protect you. You can make it up. If you think you were involved in unlawful activity as a result of a directive … now is the time to report it.’”
“The next thing that happened that really made me blow my gasket was this story that’s the whistleblower fears for his or her safety and is now under federal protection,” said Limbaugh, adding later, “So the CIA agent here that’s been placed in the White House to spy on Trump — with secondhand, thirdhand knowledge — now goes and acts as a whistleblower and is afraid that he might be murdered by Trump. That’s the story. They had to protect him. Federal protection! He was afraid, feared for his life. Yeah, like Trump is gonna go get him. And then they actually said, ‘The whistleblower may have a point. You see what Trump did? Trump said he wants to confront his accuser! Trump says he has a right. The whistleblower is right to be afraid.’”
“The whistleblower is the most protected, popular, safe person in this country!” Limbaugh exclaimed. “The entire left is looking out for whoever this is, and yet they have to run a story — and the Drive-Bys trumpet it to the heavens — that the whistleblower’s afraid of being murdered! That’s what the story was. ‘Fears for safety’ means ‘afraid of being killed.’”
“That’s a lie,” said Limbaugh. “That’s an exaggeration. All of this is just compounding on itself.”
Limbaugh also stressed a point he’s made previously about the whistleblower complaint, then offered up a theory about its origins: “Everybody that’s looked at this knows that this complaint was written by lawyers, not intelligence people. In fact, it’s being praised! It’s being held up as an example for would-be writers as a teaching tool, this complaint. I think it was written by House Intelligence Committee staffers, if you want to know the truth. I can’t prove it. But since we don’t need direct, firsthand knowledge, I’m gonna blow the whistle on the House Intelligence Committee. These are people that know this system cold, by the way. This thing as a blatant, total setup — carefully thought through, brilliantly conceived, flawlessly executed so far.”
During the segment, Rush spelled out his central premise: “If Trump is so easily removed, if Trump is so egregious and has committed so many repugnant acts, why do you have to build a case made on so many lies? Why not just tell people the truth of what Trump did? Well, because the truth doesn’t get ’em anywhere near impeachment. The truth gets them nearer jail. The truth gets them near a problem. That’s what they’ve got to keep covered up. That’s what they’ve got to shift. They have to shift the aura of suspicion away from them themselves and on to Trump — and, of course, with the aid and assistance of the Drive-By Media, they can do just that, and they are.”