November 11, 2019
Local Veteran Questions Riverside Congressman’s Role In Ukraine
The world now knows that the Democrat’s witness, Ambassador Bill Taylor, is going to testify before Congress publicly this Wed., Nov. 13th in an attempt to impeach the President of the United States.
What most people don’t know is the role that our own Riverside Congressman played in coordinating with Ambassador Taylor
Less than 90 days ago according to public documents, Riverside County Democrat Mark Takano joined with the leader of the impeachment process Adam Schiff in sending staff to the Ukraine. On August 26, 2019 documents show the group met with Trump accuser Ambassador Bill Taylor. One week after the meeting, Taylor sends a text to the President’s EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland falsely claiming a quid-pro-quo.
The trip to the Ukraine for Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee staffer, Takano’s Deputy Chief of Staff and eight other Congressional staffers, was paid for by an organization called “The Atlantic Council” which has ties to the Clinton Foundation and Crowdstrike, the cyber security firm that the DNC hired to investigate the alleged hack of emails from the DNC and Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta.
The co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike, the cyber security firm that the DNC hired to investigate the alleged hacks, Dmitri Alperovitch, also serves as a senior fellow to the Atlantic Council. The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
In addition, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who provided key testimony to the Democrats’ controversial impeachment inquiry, has a close relationship with the Atlantic Council think tank, even writing Ukraine policy pieces with the organization’s director and analysis articles published by the Council.
So to review, this trip to Ukraine less than 90 days ago was organized by the Burisma-funded Atlantic Council. The most senior level Congressional staff members on the trip (Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staff member Thomas Eager, Mark Takano’s Deputy Chief of Staff Yuri Beckelman (CA), Katie Porter’s Legislative Director Brieana Marticorena (CA), Jennifer Wexton’s Legislative Director (VA) and Jose Serrano’s Legislative Director Angel Nigaglioni (NY) held a meeting during the trip with Taylor. The pre-planned trip took place after the so-called whistleblower officially filed his August 12 complaint and reportedly after a Schiff aide was contacted by the so-called whistleblower.
Takano’s staffer filed paperwork with the House for this trip on July 17 just 8 days before the President's July 25th call and the same day Schiff was contacted by “Whistleblower. ” Schiff’s contact with the “Whistleblower” also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it. It is interesting to note that Rep. Takano sent his 2nd highest ranking staff member on the trip and Takano’s staffer was the highest ranking staff member on the trip. No other Congress office sent their Deputy Chief of Staff.
Was this trip to cover up corruption by Joe Biden’s son? Was it to cover up Ukraine election interference to help Hillary Clinton? Was it preparing the next whistleblower? The public has a right to know what was discussed at these meetings.
SoCal Congressman Adam Schiff has already been caught secretly working with the so-called “whistleblower.” The New York Times has now documented that Schiff knew about the so-called “whistleblower” for a month before the staff trip to Ukraine to meet with acting Ambassador to Ukraine William “Bill” Taylor on Aug. 25 and former Ukraine President Poroshenko on Aug 26.
After the Democrat staff members met with Taylor on Aug. 25th, 14 days later (Sept. 9th) William “Bill” Taylor [former Executive Vice President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, previously served on the staff of Democrat Senator Bill Bradley] sends an email to United States Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland pretending that he thinks the President is withholding “security assistance for help with a political campaign.”
Did the group of staffers talk to Bill Taylor about the so-called “whistleblower” on Aug 26th, before it the “whistleblower” claims were made public on September 13, 2019 when Adam Schiff subpoenaed the acting spy chief to hand over the 'urgent' whistle-blower complaint?
That alone would be newsworthy.
It is well within reason to think that Adam Schiff and his staff helped coach and write the whistleblower’s complaint since in the summer of 2018, Schiff met Glenn Simpson in Aspen. Also, in February 2019, Schiff’s team prepped Michael Cohen for over 10 hours before a Congressional hearing.
Schiff has been so dishonest in this Ukraine process that he has received four Pinocchio for lying from the Washington Post. We have all seen the transcript now and know that Schiff and the so-called “whistleblower” both lied in their original accounts of the President’s call with the President of Ukraine. They both told the SAME lie as well (that the President had asked 8 times was a detail that both Schiff and the “whistleblower” both told that was false,) which to me shows that they coordinated before hand. Was the Takano/Schiff staff trip to the Ukraine part of that coordination?
Did they go to Ukraine to brief the Poroshenko administration staff and holdovers on how to react to the new Ukraine collusion hoax or even just that it is going to happen?
The more you dig into the details, the more likely it seems that Takano’s Deputy Chief of Staff was involved. If this trip is not examined and the participants questioned, Riverside County Democrat Mark Takano’s impeachment lies are only going to get worse.
Aja Smith is an Air Force veteran and Riverside County native. Smith is running for California's 41st Congressional district seat in 2020 against Congressman Mark Takano. Visit AjaSmithForCongress.com for more information.