An investigative journalism group funded by leftist billionaire George Soros is reportedly responsible for sections of the whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump that allege he put pressure on Ukraine’s president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son for political gain. And despite Democrats’ impeachment push ramping up, a recent poll shows Trump is more popular than the face behind the proceedings to oust him from office – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Besides getting information from a source biased to the left, the complainer compiling and writing the report admitted virtually everything he accused Trump of was hearsay and secondhand.
“I was not a direct witness to most of the events described” the whistleblower conceded, according to Breitbart News, while, at the same time, arguing Trump put the pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
And Democrats continue to accuse Trump of politically pressuring Volodymyr, even though the transcripts he released of his conversation prove he applied no such pressure or quid pro quo, with the president’s call for a probe of the Biden family’s involvement constituting only a minor part of the conversation.
However, an attempt to justify the reliance on secondhand information was made.
“However, I found my colleagues’ accounts of these events to be credible because – in almost all cases – multiple officials recounted fact patterns that were consistent with one another,” the whistleblower insisted.
Soros behind it
Regardless of the so-called corroborative accounts, Soros’ organization was highlighted as being a major source of the allegations against the president.
“Even though the statement was written in first person – ‘multiple U.S. officials told me’ – it contains a footnote referencing a report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP),” Breitbart’s Aaron Klein clarified.
Soros’ involvement and influence in the matter was clear once financial records were examined.
“Soros’ Open Society was listed as the No. 2 donor in most of the annual financial records posted on OCCRP’s website beginning in 2012,” WND reported.
It was discovered by Breitbart News that Soros’ organization was the number-one donor for numerous years.
In fact, OCCRP is credited for being a major driving force behind the claim that Trump unscrupulously asked top Ukrainians to investigate Biden and his son.
“OCCRP is cited in a key section of the complaint that claims Ukrainian officials followed up on Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate allegations of corruption by then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was receiving $50,000 monthly from a natural gas company despite having no experience in the industry,” WND pointed out.
More details about the whistleblower’s account were revealed.
“Multiple U.S. officials told me that Mr. Giuliani had reportedly privately reached out to a variety of other Zelensky advisers, including Chief of Staff Andriy Bohdan and Acting Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov,” the whistleblower claimed in a key section of his report.
More popular than Pelosi
Even though Trump has been the target of the brunt of Pelosi’s attacks since day one in the White House, he is still more favorably viewed by Americans that the California Democrat.
Pelosi – who was the top Democrat announcing the new inquiry into Trump earlier this week – trails the resident by nearly double digits when it comes to approval ratings.
“Trump has 44 percent approval while Pelosi garnered 36 percent,” Breitbart’s Penny Starr revealed from a new poll.
It was also revealed that Americans are torn over the House impeachment inquiry.
“Americans are split, 49%–46%, on whether they approve of Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and independents at this point are not on board,” a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll revealed.
Marist Institute for Public Opinion Director Lee Miringoff says it appears as if Democrats need to do something big in order to win America over to its cause.
"Democrats in the House have work to do to convince people of the usefulness of their case," Miringoff indicated while poring over the results of his poll that surveyed 864 Americans on Wednesday night via phone. “Independents still need to be convinced."
He said it is crucial for Democrats to quickly seize the opportunity "because this is sort of like we are in the middle of a potential storm here."
When it comes to impeachment, Americans are straddling the fence.
“Americans are also split on whether the impeachment inquiry is a serious matter (50%) or just politics (48%) and whether it's worth going through with if the Senate doesn't convict and Trump gets to stay in office,” the Marist poll revealed. “By a 2-point margin, 49%–47%, they say it's not worth it.”
Those not belonging to the Republican Party are divided over the issue.
“Important for Democrats, half of independents disapprove (50%) of the impeachment inquiry and don't think it's worth it if the Senate doesn't convict (52%),” NPR divulged. “People who live in the suburbs – whom Democrats relied on for support in the 2018 midterms to take back the House – are largely split on each of those questions.”
A similar split is evidenced whether in the city and on its fringes.
“On the impeachment inquiry, 48% of those living in the suburbs approve, while 49% disapprove,” NPR pointed out. “And on whether it's worth it, they divide evenly, 49%–49%.”
With regards to impeachment, predictable trends appear when examining demographic groups.
“Familiar fissures also emerge by party, gender, education and place,” NPR added. “Democrats; women, especially college-educated women; and people who live in big cities are in favor of the impeachment inquiry. Republicans, people who live in rural areas and men largely are not.”