Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw more cold water on the Democrats’ latest efforts to impeach the President Wednesday; saying -if the vote were held today- it would not “lead to his removal” from the White House.
“I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end,” McConnell told reporters. “If it were today, I don’t think there’s any question — it would not lead to a removal. So the question is how long does the Senate want to take? How long do the presidential candidates want to be here on the floor of the Senate instead of in Iowa and New Hampshire?”
“I’m not going to comment sort of on a routine daily basis on all that’s breaking surrounding this story over in the House,” he added. “At some point, it looks to me like they’re going to send it over to the Senate. As you all know that means we have to take it up.”
McConnell’s comments come as House Republicans consider adding Rep. Jim Jordan to Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee ahead of any impeachment vote.
“Doing so would put one of President Trump‘s most vocal defenders in position to go head-to-head in televised hearings with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.),” reports The Hill.
“Jordan, a leading member of the House Freedom Caucus, is seen as a sharp debater who would represent the GOP and Trump well in high-profile hearings. Some Republicans think he would be an asset to have on the panel for the public hearings,” adds the website.
The decision on moving Jordan onto the Committee falls mostly on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“I want to help the country see the truth here that President Trump didn’t do anything wrong and what the Democrats are doing is partisan, it’s unfair and frankly, it’s ridiculous, particularly the way they’ve went about with these secret meetings in the bunker in the basement of the Capitol,” Jordan said.
Democrats Criminalize "Do Me A Favor"
Democrats, along with their partners in the media, have decided to criminalize a phrase that millions of people say every day. The cornerstone of the Democrats’, and the media’s plan to impeach President Trump depends on their ability to sell another lie to the American people.
In Gregg’s new book, Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History, he shows that Democrats and the media set a new standard for bloviating, simply making things up, and manufacturing all manner of falsehoods.
The phrase, “If true…” followed by the inevitable, “…it’s impeachable,” became the common mantra of both the media and Democrats. They did this to keep the Russia hoax story alive, hoping it would lead to impeachment. With those hopes and dreams crashing and burning with the Mueller report and Mueller’s testimony, they are now hoping the American people will support the impeachment of their President based on their interpretation of the tone of the phrase “do me a favor.”
In order to support impeachment, they have projected their negative feelings towards the President onto this phrase, and have determined that when he told the Ukrainian president to “do me a favor,” he said it in the tone of a poorly scripted Robert De Niro character.
If they had done any research into the President, and his unique idiolect, they would realize that this is one of his go-to phrases. Along with “I know the best people”, “big league”, “believe me”, and “Fake News” the President has said “do me a favor” well over 100 times.
A simple search through some of his events shows that he said the phrase at least 123 times in speeches and press conferences from the time he announced his presidential run until mid-July of 2019.
June 18, 2015, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Interview Donald Trump
I said, would you do me a favor? Would you introduce me,
July 25, 2015, Oskaloosa, Iowa:
Number one I saw that traffic was so massive and it was so nice to me they stopped the traffic for while I’m there to do me a favor let those poor people go. They said no no we want to stop. Let them go.
August 14, 2015, Hampton, New Hampshire:
He said, “Do you think you could do me a favor?” “What?” Could you contribute to my eye center?” I said, “You know what? What do they do? Bam, bam, bam.” I said, yes, I will.
I said, “Carl, do me a favor? Just relax. I want to do this.”
August 19, 2015, Hollywood Reporter Interview:
They’re calling me and they’re saying, “Donald, I’m a super liberal, I’m voting for you. Do me a favor, don’t tell anybody about it”
August 29, 2015, Nashville, TN:
let’s say, Carl Icahn in, I’ll say, Carl, do me a favor and handle China we’re gonna make a great deal
September 25, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK:
Can you do our us a favor instead of just you know, they’ll just pan on me and they won’t say. Do me a favor, take the cameras off me and pan the crowd.
September 30, 2015, in Keene, NH:
And I just walk in did them a favor,
October 7, 2015 Donald Trump in Waterloo, IA:
I have the biggest, smartest guys. I have guys, I’ll put them in charge of China. Carl, do me a favor, watch over the China trade deal. I will tell you right now.
October 14, 2015 Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Interview Donald Trump:
got a call from Lorne Michaels. He said the other day, he said, would you do me a favor and host SNL?
October 21, 2015, Burlington, IA:
We’re going to lose almost $400 billion this year in trade, think of it. That’s our trade imbalance. I said do me a favor. Find out what’s the imbalance
I said, “Do me a favor. Don’t touch it, just leave it.”
October 27, 2015, Sioux City Iowa:
For instance, if I said Carl do me a favor, that trade we have with China is so unfair… Do me a favor, make it fair.
Will you please do me a favor and work with my people and go out on February 1st
November 2, 2015, Donald Trump with Halperin/Heilemann on Bloomberg With All Due Respect:
And I said, “Do me a favor. Who do I speak to about making ice?”
November 2, 2015, Steve Bannon Interviews Donald Trump on Breitbart News Daily:
So we put Carl, I say, ‘Carl, do me a favor, you negotiate with China. Look over the trade pacts.’ I say, ‘Folks, go home, relax, have dinner, just don’t worry about it anymore. It’s going to be fine.’…”
November 14, 2015, Donald Trump in Beaumont, TX:
Some in Iraq, some in Syria. So there’s, “No, you can’t bomb Iraq, that’s a sovereign nation.” Do me a favor. Bomb ’em and supplement.
November 16, 2015, Donald Trump in Knoxville, TN:
They’ll get in. They’ll see about half of what we had to say. Do me a favor, though, explain the rest of it to them
December 3, 2015, Washington DC:
Do me a favor: Just relax, OK. You’ll like me very much, believe me
January 9, 2016, Ottumwa, IA:
I take Carl and say, do me a favor you, I take Carl and say do me a favor you. I take Carl and say do me a favor. You watch over our trade with China
January 11, 2016, Windham, NH:
Christie did not make the main stage. I Christie did not make the main stage. I would like you to do me a favor and tweet that Chris Christie should be on
He said, would you do me said what is it? He said, would you do me said what is it? He said, would you do me a favor? This is a few weeks, Chris, a favor.
January 16, 2016, Myrtle Beach, SC:
I called him up, I said, Charles, could you do me a favor? Do you have a guy that does anything about like making ice?
He doesn’t care about the money. Do you think he wants his $150,000? He wants to do something. If I took Carl. I said, Carl, do me a favor. We’re getting killed with China on trade.
January 16, 2016, Portsmouth, NH:
Please do me a favor. Go out and vote because if we don’t vote, we’re all wasting our time folks.
Now, the only thing I told Scott, you have to do me one favor. I’ll do it, but if we have the biggest crowd you’ve ever had, even though we’re in the middle of the worst snowstorm.
January 18, 2016, Lynchburg, VA:
He’s going to say, no, Mr. President. That’s terrible. I’ll say do me a favor, think about it overnight, call me back.
February 8, 2016, Manchester, NH:
So I want to finish up because you’ve got a bad evening out there and you have to drive. You have to do me a favor. I don’t really care if you get hurt or not. But I want to last until tomorrow, OK?
February 17, 2016, Walterboro, SC:
If I told Carl, “Carl do me a favor, I want you to watch over China trade.”
February 27, 2016, Bentonville, AR:
Goes in, gets it, sends you a massive bill. Sometimes it’s two minutes’ work. You know, “Hey, do me a favor or don’t do me a favor, just do it.” I mean it’s terrible. That’s the way the system works.
February 29, 2016, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie Interview Donald Trump on The Today Show:
I said, would you do me a favor and tell me the groups.
March 3, 2016, Portland, ME:
And I called his people, I said, you have to do yourself a favor.
March 4, 2016, Warren, MI:
We got a show, just do me one favor, give me that big margin. I want the favor, give me that big margin. I want the favor, give me that big margin.
March 5, 2016, Wichita, KS:
They’re sending millions of cars. They take practically nothing from us. There’s a trade imbalance that’s massive. Do me a favor, Phil…Do me a favor Phil. look it over.” You know what, folks. Do me a favor. Just relax. I’ll take care of all of this stuff.
March 10, 2016, 12th Republican Presidential Candidate Debate:
Then I say, hey, do me a favor. Raise your right hand. Do you swear you’re going to vote for Donald Trump? Everyone’s laughing, we’re all having a good time.
March 13, 2016, Boca Raton, FL:
So I said, do me a favor. Let’s not tell the crowd that we have a big lead. Let’s tell the crowd, well, we can never lie, but let’s say it’s tight. It’s sort of tight.
March 29, 2016, Milwaukee, WI:
Do me a favor. Take a look at what was on the sign.
March 30, 2016, De Pere, WI:
the last debate she said will you do me a favor, be presidential, will you do me a favor, be presidential? Will you do me a favor be presidential don’t be so vicious
April 13, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA:
“Do me a favor. Give me a little chart of how the community is doing.” Whether it’s Pittsburgh or Albany, New York, or Rome, New York, or any place.
April 14, 2016, New York, NY:
Michael Bloomberg said, could you do me a favor?
Now we’re talking the Montreal Canadiens, now we’re talking the Montreal Canadiens, now we’re talking right ice, I said would you do me a favor, right?
April 17, 2016, Poughkeepsie, NY:
So before I came up I said, “Do me a favor. Give me a little stuff on Poughkeepsie and the area.” And I want to read it and I’m not gonna read all of it because you’ll go home crying. OK, but we’re gonna bring it back, don’t worry.
April 29, 2016, Burlingame, CA
You know, he called me, he said, “Mr. Trump, would you do me a favor would you take maybe 10, 15 pictures?”
May 9, 2016, Chris Cuomo Interviews Donald Trump on CNN’s New Day
Now there could even be a time when somebody comes in but with the government, they’re never going to walk in and say, do me a favor. Would you buy my debt at a discount? In business, that happens all the time….”
June 9, 2016, Donald Trump with Fisher, Kranish – The Washington Post
I said do me a favor, don’t send me a report. Send me like three pages.
June 11, 2016, Moon Twp., PA:
And I helped him out. But the relationship, as you call him up, you say, do me a favor
July 5, 2016, Raleigh, NC:
So I would assert, fellas, do me negotiate so I would assert, fellas, do me a favor.
I would’ve said, “Fellas, do me a favor. We have a problem. We have a bad budget that was just passed.
July 12, 2016, Westfield, IN:
You’ll go down in the history books, Mr. Trump. I said, do me a favor. Don’t even tell me about it. Because if I don’t win the next one, I will consider it a big fat waste of time
July 25, 2016, Roanoke, VA:
I said, listen, do me a favor, favor. Will you please check it, came back
August 8, 2016, Ashburn, VA:
Eight years ago Barack Obama said things about her that were so bad, and today I just said, do me a favor look them up
September 7, 2016, New York, NY:
I said, “Ed, can you do me a favor? You have an engine — Do you have anybody that knows how to make ice?”
October 3, 2016, Loveland, CO:
wish those cameras would — hey would you do me a favor fellas, span the room. Span the room, go ahead,
November 5, 2016, Denver, CO:
“Do me a favor senator. Do me a favor. I’m really busy. Just how much?
November 7, 2016, Manchester, NH:
He said, but do me a favor, don’t read that letter. Let me send one that’s a little bit different.
February 16, 2017, Trump’s First Solo Press Conference as President:
Trump: You’re not related to our new —
Jim Acosta: I am not, sir. [ laughter ] I do like the sound of Secretary Acosta —
Trump: I looked at the name, and said wait a minute, is there any relation —
Jim Acosta: I’m sure you checked it out.
Trump: Yeah I checked it and they said, no, sir, I said, do me a favor, go back and check the family tree.
February 18, 2017, Melbourne, Florida:
I also got Boeing in. I said do me a favor, give me a competing offer
April 4, 2017, Donald Trump Answers Questions from CEOs:
I said you have to do me a favor. But a lot of you, you’re such pros, some of the best pros in the world sitting in this room, you understand it
June 9, 2017, Donald Trump Speaks at the Department of Transportation:
I said, do me a favor. I’m going to make a speech in a little while. Do you mind if I take that and show it? So I’m going to show it.
June 21, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
Now if he called me Donald I’d be very angry with him, right? [Laughter] But he said, Donald, could you do me a favor?
July 25, 2017, Donald Trump with The Wall Street Journal:
I was with President Xi, who I have a very good relationship with, I said: Do me a favor. Would you allow cattle, please, to come in?
September 22, 2017, Huntsville, Alabama:
I think I can get there. You have to do me a favor.
October 22, 2017, Maria Bartiromo Interviews Donald Trump on Fox Business:
he’s a good man — he said to me, you have to do us all a favor.
January 24, 2018, Donald Trump Holds an Impromptu Meeting With Press:
Hey, chief, would you do me a favor? When we come back, when we come back, I want you to have a deal, OK? See if you could have a deal
March 10, 2018, Moon Township, Pennsylvania:
“Do me a favor, get out on Tuesday, vote for Rick Saccone”
March 14, 2018, Missouri:
I said, “Do me a favor, don’t call it tax reform”
April 28, 2018-Washington Township, Michigan:
don’t forget with China and President Xi when he was at mar-a-lago six months ago. I said to him: would you do me a favor? Would you take our cattle.
May 30, 2018, Donald Trump Signs Law to Provide Access to Experimental Medications:
And I said, do me a favor — tell me, which is the better bill for the people?
June 12, 2018, Donald Trump With Reporters in Singapore After North Korea Summit:
I said, “Do me a favor. You’ve got this missile engine testing site. We know where it is because of the heat.”
June 13, 2018, Donald Trump Interviewed by Bret Baier on Fox News:
Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me today instead of one of the others and we were having dinner the other night in Canada I could say would you do me a favor? Would you get out of Syria? Would you do me a favor? Would you get out of Ukraine? Get out of Ukraine, you should be there. Just come on
I asked — we had pretty much finished and I said would you do me a favor? The remains of these great fallen heroes, can we do something?
July 5, 2018, Montana:
Do me a favor and keep it within this room, because I don’t want to keep any secrets.
July 24, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri:
“In fact, Josh, do me a favor. Come up here just for a second. Just shake my hand”
July 26, 2018, Iowa:
And I said to them, “Do me a favor, will you just” — because you know, China is doing a little number.
But I said to the Europeans, I said, “Do me a favor. Would you go out to the farms in Iowa and all the different places in the Midwest?”
July 31, 2018, Tampa, Fl:
And I said, “David, do me a favor, don’t make it $140,000. Sounds too cheap. Make it like 400,000. That’s okay too, David.” So we saved almost a billion dollars.
September 7, 2018 – The White House:
“Hey Mike and John, could you do me a favor?
Create some libel laws when people say stuff bad about you, you can sue them.”
September 21, 2018, Springfield, MO:
I said, David, “Will you do me a favor? Let’s do it, but make it $400,000, OK? Make it beautiful
September 26, 2018, New York:
I said you have to do me a favor. We don’t want these big deficits.
October 9, 2018, Council Bluffs, IA:
So we do this, and I said, do me a favor. Go back to the country. Renegotiate that deal
October 11, 2018, Donald Trump Calls Into Fox and Friends for An Interview:
I said, “Do me a favor: Do it. Just go out and vote.”
October 22, 2018, Houston, TX:
“When there’s a hurricane, do me a favor. Don’t take your boat out. Just get out of town for a little while”
“you don’t have to vote for this guy. He is leading by, like, 60 points. He’s leading by — but, you know what, do me a favor. Because I don’t want to have a depressed man on my shoulders. Go out and vote for him anyway, because he is outstanding.”
October 24, 2018, Donald Trump Holds a Political Rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin:
What’s your name? My name is so-and-so. Well, do me a favor, write it down.
October 29, 2018, Jonathan Swan and Jim VandeHei Interview Donald Trump:
So I called up the folks at Sharpie, and I said, do me a favor: can you make the pen in black? Make it look rich?
November 2, 2018, West Virginia:
I called Joe. I said, “Joe, do me a favor. I’d like you to vote.” He said, “well, I may. I may.”
November 2, 2018, Rick Lord of WCHS ABC 8 Huntington, WV Interviews Donald Trump:
they did me a big favor. And I always do them favors back. It’s just been a very good relationship
December 13, 2018, Harris Faulkner Interviews Donald Trump on Outnumbered Overtime:
either Cohen or the prosecutors, in order to embarrass me, said listen, I’m making this deal for reduced time and everything else, do me a favor, put these two charges on.
January 10, 2019, McAllen, Texas:
And Dan said, “Would you do me a favor? Say that.” And I do say it, but the press sort of refuses to acknowledge it.
January 24, 2019, McAllen, Texas:
Hey, chief, would you do me a favor? When we come back, when we come back, I want you to have a deal, OK?
February 25, 2019, The White House State Dining Room:
And I said to President Xi — I said, “President, you have to do me a favor. As part of our trade deal…”
but I said, “Would you do me a favor? Three players were just arrested.”
And I said, “Would you do me a favor?” I was having dinner with him at this incredible show that he put on in a ballroom
They were put in jail. And I said, “Mr. President, could you do me a favor? Could you let the three basketball players out?”
March 2, 2019 CPAC SPEECH:
“I know your lawyer. She is a great lawyer. Just tell her to do me a favor: Sue him. But he’s probably got nothing, but sue him forever.
March 20, 2019, Army Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio:
you’re doing us a favor because of the great job you do. It’s not just a one-way street. You’re doing us a favor.
April 2, 2019, Donald Trump Addresses a National Republican Campaign Committee Fundraiser:
I said, “You got to do me a favor of goodwill,” because we have such a strong country right now
April 6, 2019, Las Vegas:
Jarden was there. Jason was there. I said fellows, do me a favor.
I said, “Fellas, do me a favor, give me a little — a little history, quick, wanna go fast.” I got a lot of things I’m working on, China, North Korea.
April 27, 2019, Green Bay, Wisconsin:
I said, “David, do me a favor, buy Jerusalem stone. You’re right there.” We got it so cheap, you wouldn’t believe it.
May 8, 2019, Panama City Beach, Florida:
You have to do me a favor. You have to pay. But nobody has ever asked for money.
Please do me a favor, general, tell me, how much does it cost for us to defend this country.
June 20, 2019, Time Magazine Conducts an Hourlong Interview With Donald Trump:
Shea, do me a favor. Will you get the information I had yesterday
July 12, 2019, Derco Aerospace in Milwaukee:
I put him in charge. I said, “Do me a favor when a country charges us 100 percent”
July 17, 2019, Greenville, North Carolina:
I said, “Do me a favor, stay back. Mark Meadows and Mrs. Meadows is here right now
In fact, as far back as 1989, then public citizen Donald Trump used the phrase “do me a favor” frequently, just like millions of other Americans. With an abundance of evidence showing that the President has used this phrase, and currently uses this phrase, in a non-criminal manner, the media’s and Democrats’ insinuation of an evil mob-like tone shows that their psychotic hatred for the President and his policies has made their judgment of facts beyond useless.
FACT VS FICTION: What You Need to Know About President Trump’s Call with President of Ukraine
Despite hours of breathless media coverage regarding President Trump’s 33-minute phone conversation with the leader of Ukraine last July, key facts and important issues are completely ignored by major news networks.
The Democrat-fueled fantasy is now causing renewed calls for impeachment, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and more than 200 liberal lawmakers.
Here’s what you need to know to parse the facts from the fiction:
Claim: The President “promised” Ukraine financial or military aid in exchange for political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Fact: The official transcript reveals no promise was ever made during the entire conversation.
Claim: The President demanded Ukrainian officials work with Rudy Giuliani and the Attorney General to investigate Joe Biden.
Fact: Joe Biden’s name came-up TWICE -in the same paragraph- during a 33-minute conversation. Giuliani and Barr were mentioned in just one exchange.
“The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son,. that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me,” said Trump during the call.