Dr. Ron Paul is not buying into the media-fueled hysteria about President Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July, and believes the ongoing impeachment attempt in the Democrat-run House is likely a deep state coup attempt.
He explained that the CIA and deep state have their “fingerprints” all over this, and the story doesn’t add up in an op/ed released on Monday by his institute.
“You don’t need to be a supporter of President Trump to be concerned about the efforts to remove him from office,” said Paul, a frequent critic of Trump’s statist policies.
“It may appear that the Democratic Party, furious over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss, is the driving force behind this ongoing attempt to remove Donald Trump from office, but at every turn we see the fingerprints of the CIA and its allies in the US deep state,” Paul explained.
Paul noted that some of the worst deep state crooks such as former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA acting director Mike Morell have been plotting to undermine the President for years.
“Now we hear that the latest trigger for impeachment is a CIA officer assigned to the White House who filed a “whistleblower” complaint against the president over something he heard from someone else that the president said in the Ukraine phone call,” Paul said.
“Shockingly, according to multiple press reports the rules for CIA whistleblowing were recently changed, dropping the requirement that the whistleblower have direct, first-hand knowledge of the wrongdoing,” Paul added.
While Paul is one of the world’s leading advocates for whistleblowers, he finds it strange how the intelligence community and Democratic Party leaders have aligned themselves so firmly behind this particular individual.
“As it turns out, the CIA “whistleblower” lurking around the White House got the important things wrong, as there was no quid pro quo discussed and there was no actual request to investigate Biden or his son,” Paul said. “The Democrats have suddenly come out in praise of whistleblowers – well not exactly. Pelosi still wants to prosecute actual whistleblower Ed Snowden. But she’s singing the praises of this fake CIA ‘whistleblower.'”
Paul also referenced a statement by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), when the far-left career politician explained the true nature of the deep state, and how they would damage President Trump unless he served them.
“It’s hard not to ask whether this is a genuine impeachment effort…or a CIA coup!” Paul concluded.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who got his start in politics off the back of Dr. Paul, thinks that his former hero is off-base with his analysis. Amash supports impeachment of the President, and sides with the Democratic Party and intelligence community in his assessment that Trump committed illegal acts in his correspondence with the Ukrainian President.
Yesterday, I had expected the WH to release an unremarkable transcript to distract from the main issues: the whistleblower complaint and other abuses. Today, it released a highly incriminating transcript, and it seems POTUS doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 25, 2019
Every day, President Trump and his defenders tell us not to believe our own eyes and ears. We read or hear the president’s words, and we’re told to reject the natural and ordinary meaning. We see evidence of wrongdoing, and we’re told it proves virtue.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 26, 2019
The White House itself released a memorandum of the telephone conversation, and the president has admitted to wrongdoing, even if he claims not to understand why it’s wrong. Nearly every Trump ally’s defense has been an effort to gaslight America. https://t.co/XToqHizgBp
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 28, 2019
Other top liberty advocates in Congress – including Ron Paul’s son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Thomas Massie, and the entire House Freedom Caucus – are with the good doctor and against the deep state on the issue of impeachment.