Byron York, a Washington Examiner columnist spoke to Laura Ingraham on Wednesday about how the investigators came to realize that the person driving the events of ‘Ukraine Investigation’ wasn’t the so-called whistleblower, but none other than Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
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In his new book, “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump“, Byron York reveals the details behind the House and Senate hearings on the Ukraine investigation.
“If you remember early on in the Ukraine Investigation, the Democrats said they wanted the whistleblower to testify and then they changed their mind and they didn’t want the whistleblower to testify,” said Byron.
“And they [Democrats] began to shut off any Republican attempts to find out who the whistleblower was. So the question is, if the whistleblower wasn’t in the White House, how did he learn what was going on?” continued Byron York.
“And Lieutenant Colonel Vindman was one of several people who had listened to the Trump-Zelensky phone call. But he was the only one who was disturbed by what took place. He was the only one who thought there was a problem there. So when he was interviewed by the House, remember, in those secret sessions that the Intelligence Committee. They said, well, who outside the White House did you tell about this phone call? And he said, I told two people, said, well, who are they? One of them was George Kent, who was a State Department official and who was specialized in Ukraine. Who was the other one? Well, he was in the intelligence community. And at that point, Rep. Adam Schiff and other Democrats interrupted. You cannot say, you cannot ask the other person he spoke to. And Republicans said, well, why? Why can’t we ask about that? And they said because it would tend to identify the whistleblower. So it didn’t take a real rocket scientist to figure out that the source of this, the original source of this was Lieutenant Colonel Vindman.”
York in 2017
|Born||December 5, 1955 (age 65)|
|Education||University of Alabama (BA)|
University of Chicago (MA)
|Occupation||Commentator, pundit, columnist, author|
Helen Hamilton York
Byron York (born December 5, 1955) is an Americanconservative.
York holds a B.A. from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.
York joined The Washington Examiner as chief political correspondent in 2009. He was previously a White Housecorrespondent for National Review. He is also a syndicated columnist. Before working for National Review, York was a news producer at CNN Headline News and an investigative reporter for The American Spectator.
He has also written for The Atlantic, The Hill, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and the New York Post. He has appeared on such programs as Meet the Press, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, The O'Reilly Factor, Meet the Press, Special Report, The Laura Ingraham Show, and Hardball with Chris Matthews, and has contributed occasional commentaries to National Public Radio. For a brief period in 2005 he was a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. He has taken part in discussions with other media personalities at BloggingHeads.tv.
In 2001, York criticized President Clinton's pardon of Susan McDougal, who had served three months in prison related to her involvement in the Whitewater scandal.
In 2005, York posited a plot by the Democratic Party to 'take down' President George W. Bush in his book, The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.
In 2007, York called on President Bush to give a full pardon to Scooter Libby who was sentenced to prison for obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in the Plame affair.
In 2010, York wrote an op-ed titled 'Obama has himself to blame for Muslim problem,' which argued that President Obama was himself to blame for the widespread misconception that he was Muslim. York wrote that Obama had written about his Muslim grandfather and noted that members of his extended family were Muslim. York said that the Obama campaign had 'shouted down even a measured discussion of the topic', and 'to the outside observer, Obama sometimes doesn’t appear to practice any faith at all. Put it all together, and is it any wonder the public is confused?'
According to the Toronto Star, York has '[led] the inquiries into the alleged deep-state conspiracy against Trump.' According to Slate, York has '[spread] conspiracy theories about the FBI.' York suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election could be compromised because of an alleged friendship to former FBI Director James Comey, whom President Trump fired. York supported Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham's recommendation of criminal charges against Christopher Steele, one of the people who sought to expose Russian interference in the 2016 election. They alleged that Steele had lied to federal authorities. However, federal authorities have not filed charges against him for lying. In July 2018, when Mariia Butina, an accused Russian spy who had sought to involve herself in the NRA and the Republican Party, was arrested, York downplayed the charges.
In February 2019, York argued that the attempt by the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives to compel the release of President Trump's tax returns amounted to the 'ultimate fishing expedition.'
In 2020, during the George Floyd protests against racism and police brutality, York criticized a statement by former President George W. Bush which said it was 'time for America to examine our tragic failures.' York said it was 'remarkable' that Bush 'almost completely ignored riots, violence.'
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He is the son of Tom York, a longtime television personality from Birmingham, Alabama, and Helen Hamilton (born 1929). His nephew is Washington Examiner's Life and Arts editor, Park MacDougald. He lives in Washington, D.C.
- The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President—and Why They'll Try Even Harder Next Time (NY, Crown Forum, 2005) ISBN1-4000-8238-2
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