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PLANET PRESENTS FULL, UNEDITED TEXT OF PRESIDENT’S LETTER TO SPEAKER PELOSI

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY DEC. 18, 2019) — On Monday, THE PLANET presented a guest column related to the Impeachment of President Donald Trump. Today, our guest columnist is the President himself. We print here the full text of a letter he sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Madam Speaker:

I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by the Democrats in the House of Representatives.  This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.

The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence.  They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever.  You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!

By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy.  You dare to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election-nullification scheme—yet your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America’s founding and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build.  Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying “I pray for the President,” when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense.  It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!

Your first claim, “Abuse of Power,” is a completely disingenuous, meritless, and baseless invention of your imagination.  You know that I had a totally innocent conversation with the President of Ukraine.  I then had a second conversation that has been misquoted, mischaracterized, and fraudulently misrepresented.  Fortunately, there was a transcript of the conversation taken, and you know from the transcript (which was immediately made available) that the paragraph in question was perfect.  I said to President Zelensky:  “I would like you to do us a favor, though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.”  I said do us a favor, not me, and our country, not a campaign.  I then mentioned the Attorney General of the United States.  Every time I talk with a foreign leader, I put America’s interests first, just as I did with President Zelensky.

You are turning a policy disagreement between two branches of government into an impeachable offense—it is no more legitimate than the Executive Branch charging members of Congress with crimes for the lawful exercise of legislative power.

You know full well that Vice President Biden used his office and $1 billion dollars of U.S. aid money to coerce Ukraine into firing the prosecutor who was digging into the company paying his son millions of dollars.  You know this because Biden bragged about it on video.  Biden openly stated:  “I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars’…I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours.  If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’  Well, son of a bitch.  He got fired.”  Even Joe Biden admitted just days ago in an interview with NPR that it “looked bad.”  Now you are trying to impeach me by falsely accusing me of doing what Joe Biden has admitted he actually did.

President Zelensky has repeatedly declared that I did nothing wrong, and that there was No Pressure.  He further emphasized that it was a “good phone call,” that “I don’t feel pressure,” and explicitly stressed that “nobody pushed me.”  The Ukrainian Foreign Minister stated very clearly:  “I have never seen a direct link between investigations and security assistance.”  He also said there was “No Pressure.”   Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a supporter of Ukraine who met privately with President Zelensky, has said: “At no time during this meeting…was there any mention by Zelensky or any Ukrainian that they were feeling pressure to do anything in return for the military aid.”  Many meetings have been held between representatives of Ukraine and our country.  Never once did Ukraine complain about pressure being applied—not once!  Ambassador Sondland testified that I told him: “No quid pro quo.  I want nothing.  I want nothing.  I want President Zelensky to do the right thing, do what he ran on.”

The second claim, so-called “Obstruction of Congress,” is preposterous and dangerous.  House Democrats are trying to impeach the duly elected President of the United States for asserting Constitutionally based privileges that have been asserted on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties throughout our Nation’s history.  Under that standard, every American president would have been impeached many times over.  As liberal law professor Jonathan Turley warned when addressing Congressional Democrats: “I can’t emphasize this enough…if you impeach a president, if you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power.  It’s your abuse of power.  You’re doing precisely what you’re criticizing the President for doing.”

Everyone, you included, knows what is really happening.  Your chosen candidate lost the election in 2016, in an Electoral College landslide (306-227), and you and your party have never recovered from this defeat.  You have developed a full-fledged case of what many in the media call Trump Derangement Syndrome and sadly, you will never get over it!  You are unwilling and unable to accept the verdict issued at the ballot box during the great Election of 2016.  So you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes.  You view democracy as your enemy!

Speaker Pelosi, you admitted just last week at a public forum that your party’s impeachment effort has been going on for “two and a half years,” long before you ever heard about a phone call with Ukraine.  Nineteen minutes after I took the oath of office, the Washington Post published a story headlined, “The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun.”  Less than three months after my inauguration, Representative Maxine Waters stated, “I’m going to fight every day until he’s impeached.”  House Democrats introduced the first impeachment resolution against me within months of my inauguration, for what will be regarded as one of our country’s best decisions, the firing of James Comey (see Inspector General Reports)—who the world now knows is one of the dirtiest cops our Nation has ever seen.  A ranting and raving Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, declared just hours after she was sworn into office, “We’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf****r.”  Representative Al Green said in May, “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”  Again, you and your allies said, and did, all of these things long before you ever heard of President Zelensky or anything related to Ukraine.  As you know very well, this impeachment drive has nothing to do with Ukraine, or the totally appropriate conversation I had with its new president.  It only has to do with your attempt to undo the election of 2016 and steal the election of 2020!

Congressman Adam Schiff cheated and lied all the way up to the present day, even going so far as to fraudulently make up, out of thin air, my conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine and read this fantasy language to Congress as though it were said by me.  His shameless lies and deceptions, dating all the way back to the Russia Hoax, is one of the main reasons we are here today.

You and your party are desperate to distract from America’s extraordinary economy, incredible jobs boom, record stock market, soaring confidence, and flourishing citizens.  Your party simply cannot compete with our record: 7 million new jobs; the lowest-ever unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans; a rebuilt military; a completely reformed VA with Choice and Accountability for our great veterans; more than 170 new federal judges and two Supreme Court Justices; historic tax and regulation cuts; the elimination of the individual mandate; the first decline in prescription drug prices in half a century; the first new branch of the United States Military since 1947, the Space Force; strong protection of the Second Amendment; criminal justice reform; a defeated ISIS caliphate and the killing of the world’s number one terrorist leader, al-Baghdadi; the replacement of the disastrous NAFTA trade deal with the wonderful USMCA (Mexico and Canada); a breakthrough Phase One trade deal with China; massive new trade deals with Japan and South Korea; withdrawal from the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal; cancellation of the unfair and costly Paris Climate Accord; becoming the world’s top energy producer; recognition of Israel’s capital, opening the American Embassy in Jerusalem, and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights; a colossal reduction in illegal border crossings, the ending of Catch-and-Release, and the building of the Southern Border Wall—and that is just the beginning, there is so much more.  You cannot defend your extreme policies—open borders, mass migration, high crime, crippling taxes, socialized healthcare, destruction of American energy, late-term taxpayer-funded abortion, elimination of the Second Amendment, radical far-left theories of law and justice, and constant partisan obstruction of both common sense and common good.

There is nothing I would rather do than stop referring to your party as the Do-Nothing Democrats.  Unfortunately, I don’t know that you will ever give me a chance to do so.

After three years of unfair and unwarranted investigations, 45 million dollars spent, 18 angry Democrat prosecutors, the entire force of the FBI, headed by leadership now proven to be totally incompetent and corrupt, you have found NOTHING!  Few people in high position could have endured or passed this test.  You do not know, nor do you care, the great damage and hurt you have inflicted upon wonderful and loving members of my family.  You conducted a fake investigation upon the democratically elected President of the United States, and you are doing it yet again.

There are not many people who could have taken the punishment inflicted during this period of time, and yet done so much for the success of America and its citizens.  But instead of putting our country first, you have decided to disgrace our country still further.  You completely failed with the Mueller report because there was nothing to find, so you decided to take the next hoax that came along, the phone call with Ukraine—even though it was a perfect call.  And by the way, when I speak to foreign countries, there are many people, with permission, listening to the call on both sides of the conversation.

You are the ones interfering in America’s elections.  You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy.  You are the ones Obstructing Justice.  You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain.

Before the Impeachment Hoax, it was the Russian Witch Hunt.  Against all evidence, and regardless of the truth, you and your deputies claimed that my campaign colluded with the Russians—a grave, malicious, and slanderous lie, a falsehood like no other.  You forced our Nation through turmoil and torment over a wholly fabricated story, illegally purchased from a foreign spy by Hillary Clinton and the DNC in order to assault our democracy.  Yet, when the monstrous lie was debunked and this Democrat conspiracy dissolved into dust, you did not apologize.  You did not recant.  You did not ask to be forgiven.  You showed no remorse, no capacity for self-reflection.  Instead, you pursued your next libelous and vicious crusade—you engineered an attempt to frame and defame an innocent person.  All of this was motivated by personal political calculation.  Your Speakership and your party are held hostage by your most deranged and radical representatives of the far left.  Each one of your members lives in fear of a socialist primary challenger—this is what is driving impeachment.  Look at Congressman Nadler’s challenger.  Look at yourself and others.  Do not take our country down with your party.

If you truly cared about freedom and liberty for our Nation, then you would be devoting your vast investigative resources to exposing the full truth concerning the FBI’s horrifying abuses of power before, during, and after the 2016 election—including the use of spies against my campaign, the submission of false evidence to a FISA court, and the concealment of exculpatory evidence in order to frame the innocent.  The FBI has great and honorable people, but the leadership was inept and corrupt.  I would think that you would personally be appalled by these revelations, because in your press conference the day you announced impeachment, you tied the impeachment effort directly to the completely discredited Russia Hoax, declaring twice that “all roads lead to Putin,” when you know that is an abject lie.  I have been far tougher on Russia than President Obama ever even thought to be.

Any member of Congress who votes in support of impeachment—against every shred of truth, fact, evidence, and legal principle—is showing how deeply they revile the voters and how truly they detest America’s Constitutional order.  Our Founders feared the tribalization of partisan politics, and you are bringing their worst fears to life.

Worse still, I have been deprived of basic Constitutional Due Process from the beginning of this impeachment scam right up until the present.  I have been denied the most fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution, including the right to present evidence, to have my own counsel present, to confront accusers, and to call and cross-examine witnesses, like the so-called whistleblower who started this entire hoax with a false report of the phone call that bears no relationship to the actual phone call that was made.  Once I presented the transcribed call, which surprised and shocked the fraudsters (they never thought that such evidence would be presented), the so-called whistleblower, and the second whistleblower, disappeared because they got caught, their report was a fraud, and they were no longer going to be made available to us.  In other words, once the phone call was made public, your whole plot blew up, but that didn’t stop you from continuing.

More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials.

You and others on your committees have long said impeachment must be bipartisan—it is not.  You said it was very divisive—it certainly is, even far more than you ever thought possible—and it will only get worse!

This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth.  You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party.  But because of this colossal injustice, our party is more united than it has ever been before.  History will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade.  Your legacy will be that of turning the House of Representatives from a revered legislative body into a Star Chamber of partisan persecution.

Perhaps most insulting of all is your false display of solemnity.  You apparently have so little respect for the American People that you expect them to believe that you are approaching this impeachment somberly, reservedly, and reluctantly.  No intelligent person believes what you are saying.  Since the moment I won the election, the Democrat Party has been possessed by Impeachment Fever.  There is no reticence.  This is not a somber affair.  You are making a mockery of impeachment and you are scarcely concealing your hatred of me, of the Republican Party, and tens of millions of patriotic Americans.  The voters are wise, and they are seeing straight through this empty, hollow, and dangerous game you are playing.

I have no doubt the American people will hold you and the Democrats fully responsible in the upcoming 2020 election.  They will not soon forgive your perversion of justice and abuse of power.

There is far too much that needs to be done to improve the lives of our citizens.  It is time for you and the highly partisan Democrats in Congress to immediately cease this impeachment fantasy and get back to work for the American People.  While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record.

One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair, I want them to understand it, and learn from it, so that it can never happen to another President again.

Sincerely yours,

DONALD J. TRUMP
President of the United States of America

cc:       United States Senate
United States House of Representatives

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Some critics excoriated THE PLANET Monday for not running an “equal time” essay from the other side. Two responses: (a) We have no obligation for “equal time” … or any other time, for that matter … (b) We will consider for publication anyone who wishes to present “the other side” (critics take note!). THE PLANET is the most inclusive, diverse local news medium, and you are the beneficiary.

We thank you all for your interest, whatever side you’re on.

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“Memento mori”Ancient Latin reminder.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

 

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

Do you fear the government?

Would you want a politician for a friend?

Donald Trump is a hypocrite (on many levels) because he has burned many people on his way to the top. He declared business bankruptcy 4 times. He settled business lawsuits, and he had two women he had love affairs with – while he was married to his 3rd wife – sign NDA’s. He won’t release his tax returns to the public. His business and political associates have been convicted of crimes and jailed.

I support the Impeachment and Removal of Donald Trump from the Oval Office.

I hope Donald Trump is voted out off office in 2020.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

I fear the Russian government. Especially when it blends with the American government.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

I fear ANY government that wants to make itself more and more powerful with the people totally dependent on that government. It never ends well. President Trump is just the opposite. He values freedom and independence for American citizens and wants to empower us with jobs, honors our 2nd Amendment rights, and thinks that we should make our own choices when it comes to healthcare not big government in charge of our health.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Pat, a government that intentionally ignores subpoenas from its own congress is making itself more powerful. A government that consistently attacks its own oversight institutions is trying to make self more powerful. A government that interferes with its own elections is making itself more powerful. You would agree with me if Obama was president I am sure.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

He is also the duly elected POTUS and the progressive left has absolutely no business trying to undo the election just because they are scared hairless they won’t win next year. Disgraceful, and a serious stain on democracy.

a fan
a fan
Reply to  Johnny99
5 months ago

They are trying to undo the election because he is a crook, and impeachment is the remedy.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  a fan
5 months ago

His crime impeached him and the Republican Senate will have his trial.

Johnny99
Johnny99
5 months ago

Dan,

Thank You. Simply thank you.

SallySays
SallySays
5 months ago

This letter is one for the ages and will be in the history books, though I doubt the mainstream media will give it much play, let alone a full publishing. It’s a classic bitch slap to the wicked witch Pelosi, done in a dignified and professional manner. He beat the ole battle ax at her own game.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Yes, it is one for the ages. Sad and pathetic.

a fan
a fan
Reply to  SallySays
5 months ago

You can find the letter published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and NBC, among many others.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  SallySays
5 months ago

Not one Republican said he was a good man or a moral man in his defense.

CC The Maze Sun
CC The Maze Sun
5 months ago

911

9 = Dream
11 = The GAME, the two pillars/towers, the Sun and the Moon

CC The Maze Sun
CC The Maze Sun
Reply to  CC The Maze Sun
5 months ago

“Hello?
This is United States calling, are we reaching…(click)
See he keeps hanging up, and it’s a man answering”
– Pink Floyd

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

No Way Donald Trump put this letter together. Many of those words are not even in his vocabulary and he could not have written something this long without adding a few childish insults like perhaps a comment about Nancy’s teeth falling out. I do think the message does represents the way his brain works though.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

All presidents have people that write their speeches, letters, etc, then the president directs revisions in accord with the way they want the final product. It’s been reported though, in the uber liberal WAPO, that Trumps aides said it was mostly his own words. Regardless, since he signed it, he is responsible for its content. MAGA

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Johnny99
5 months ago

OMG the Hannity folk are upset with me. I should be able to set a record for negatives today land I may wear that as a badge of honor.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

Not one person went to Park Square to support their weird President

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Its Trump alright as he blamed everyone democrat for his crime.

Ed Check
Ed Check
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Sadly, the facts in the IG report bear that out. (that the Democrats are guilty). Also search Joe Biden on YouTube…Council on Foreign relations. He openly brags about extorting Ukraine to fire the prosecutor looking into corruption that involved his son and Burisma. Wake up!!!

Just so your simple mind can comprehend this. This circus is like me accusing you of a horrible crime because I hate you (you pick the crime), me making up statements, and getting associates (who also don’t like you), to testify that my lies are true.

Do you get the picture now!
Again, wake up, open your eyes!!!

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

Thanks Dan, as always a great job.

Valonda Terravonil
Valonda Terravonil
Reply to  Paul
5 months ago

Great job Dan,I agree Paul. Very simple to see the difference in class and imagination especially when you compare Dan to people like Stooge.No comparison. Poor Stooge has repeat guests, its that bad of a show. Management at pct should be embarrassed. Word is someone is primed to relieve him at the morning dive,who actually has radio experience.

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

Excellent letter by President Trump. It says it all very clearly for people who are critical thinkers and are not blinded by seeking revenge for Hillary. Thank you for printing it.

The so-called big rally in support of the impeachment fizzled out in a big way at Park Square last night. The Berkshire Eagle couldn’t even tell the truth about the actual number of people attending. Three hundred people were supposed to attend, but only 150 showed up due to the bad weather according to the Eagle, but if you look at the pictures of the rally, I see a group of about 30 or so, mainly elderly people, who actually showed up.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Burned out hippies from the 60s

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

The first time the president did not say I was after he was impeached .Trump said WE as he takes no blame.

Mr. G
Mr. G
5 months ago

Once again he accuses others of precisely his own behavior. Ravings of a mad man. I do not see how people of reason can still support this outright, proven criminal. Make Mulvaney and Pompeo and the rest of his cronies testify and let the Republicans in the Senate, ancient white men all, have the scales fall from their eyes and speak the truth.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Not even worth praying over Danny boy. The Senate has already abrogated its responsibility to conduct a fair trial.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. G
5 months ago

G,
You’re back asswards as usual.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
5 months ago

(a) We have no obligation for “equal time” … or any other time, for that matter … (b) We will consider for publication anyone who wishes to present “the other side” (critics take note!). THE PLANET is the most inclusive, diverse local news medium, and you are the beneficiary.

The beneficiaries of only that which you choose and what fits your narrative. That’s NOT the Dan Valenti that I vigorously defended to an Eagle reporter. That’s a page right out of the Fox News, MSNBC playbooks.

Free Bird
Free Bird
5 months ago

Politicians at all levels of government continue to distract the masses with things like the impeachment hearings and “climate change “. Meanwhile society continues to decay from drug addiction, human trafficking, and domestic violence.

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Why didn’t trump have the US justice department investigate the Biden’s?

The school committee
The school committee
5 months ago

When the trial begins he will bring forward all his fact witnesses Pompeo Bolton Giuliani oops but he cant.If they were under oath he will resign.The plan is to present no defense and hope the vow of obedience and silence hold.The Catholic Church and Mafia know if there is the slightest breach it is over.They will be found innocent by the right wing who will forever change America. Russias greatest day depends on this vote by Republicans. Trump/Putin Oligarchy of Power begins with the vote in the Senate.It could be Americas last day of Greatness….I believe Trump and Putin win that day.I only hope that we have Courageous Republicans save America but Romney ?Collins?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

We will see after the trial.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Speaking of Romney. Big scandal in the Mormon church. I am sure Romney has nothing to do with it though. Is there a religion that is not soaked in scandal??

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

So far Trumpism has gotten away with scandle.

Shakes
Shakes
5 months ago

This nonsense isn’t fit for toilet paper.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I don’t know but the son of a bitch is getting a dollar a roll now a days. And you can only use one side of it.

Valonda Terravonil
Valonda Terravonil
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

man,why does Democrat’s hate our President? Economy is fantastic? Unemployment low all time?

a fan
a fan
Reply to  Valonda Terravonil
5 months ago

We don’t hate him, we abhor his behaviors. Good economy and low unemployment do not give him the right to behave unethically.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Valonda Terravonil
5 months ago

Because he chose to bribe Ukraine for dirt on Biden.You are blind to what he has done.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Valonda Terravonil
5 months ago

Thank Obama

Valonda Terravonil
Valonda Terravonil
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

Do you think Whipple used his own product?

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Valonda Terravonil
5 months ago

I’m a republican. Trump is a retarded narcissist.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Shakes
5 months ago

You must vape PCB

Ed Check
Ed Check
Reply to  Shakes
5 months ago

Republican, my kiester!

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Ed Check
5 months ago

My Republican Party puts country before billionaires and respects the constitution. I’m embarrassed you idiots associate yourselves with equality and opportunity.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Did anyone notice that after 8 hours of debate not one Republican congressman said he was innocent.

Lenny
Lenny
5 months ago

Thanks for posting President Trump’s letter. It SHOULD be published in every paper…….but that’s not gonna happen.
Look at Pelosi’s state of CA to see what the Dems have in mind for the rest of the country – feces covered sidewalks, tent cities, trash everywhere etc. This corrupt woman should be thrown out of office on her derriere.
Thank you Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan & Devin Nunes for growing spines and fighting against this failed coup. MAGA!

a fan
a fan
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

Yes, it should be published in every paper.

The school committee
The school committee
5 months ago

Did the Mayor leave for good.Whats up with her silence?

Leema
Leema
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Probably busy with the plowing.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

A while back some guy bought up a bunch of properties on Tyler street. The city is now going to tear down two of them. I sure hope the taxpayers are not paying to demolish private property. Would not surprise me with this mayor but I hope not. Perhaps Police Report would Know.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

Did Tyer leave the country?

Whistleblunder
Whistleblunder
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

You were told by a Mazzeo she wasn’t a full four term mayor. You can’t even get a hold of anyone over there.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

Much of Tyler Street has been purchased by Mill Town Capital.

Mill Town Capital will also be opening a venture capital office (or something) in the BIC.

I have been fascinated by all this but only lightly followed it. Which properties are being torn down? Who has the inside scoop on Mill Town? What is their end game here…?

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

The head man is a very kind generous man giving back. He is right from Dalton,Ma. . Here is some news on what they do.

https://milltowncapital.com/media/

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

They are paying for the demo themselves. I believe 217 Kellogg St is one of the two coming down.

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
5 months ago

Mill Town is partnered with Carver. They may pay for some of it but we will pay for a lot of it. Wait for the TIF, loan forgiveness, and Mr. Tyer to defend them to the hilt.

Police Report
Police Report
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
5 months ago

This is the current scam: https://www.iberkshires.com/story/61379/Pittsfield-Community-Development-Sees-Tyler-Zoning-Amendment-.html He bought up the properties knowing that Community Dev would rubberstamp the rezoning of Tyler street. The next phase of this is to get community preservation money to help do the redevelopment as well as state grants to fund it. This was why the Tyler Street lab (which still has no legal structure, is not a not-for-profit, has an open ended and illegal “contract” with the city positioned itself there. “ David Carver purchased the property at the end of 2017 with plans to transform the historic property into 29 market-rate housing units.” In the process, Carver found a new partner in the project in Mill Town Capital. The investment firm is matching Carver’s equity to secure funding from Berkshire Bank. “This could have a potentially big impact on the city,” Mill Town Managing Director Tim Burke said… Read more »

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

The power companies put in low wattage and they wont replace without complaints.We paid for darkness.All over Pittsfield….CC allows everyone to do whatever they want.Marchetti is in never never land

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Police Report
5 months ago

The only impact Taxpayers see is higher taxes.If you need Pittsfield money your already making a mistake.Go away or be a Capitalist not a socialist.Stop taking money from the poor.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
5 months ago

Wow. Does anyone have the cliff notes? I stopped after the third paragraph…

Gentrecognized
Gentrecognized
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

Is this Carver related to the Carver at Mountain One?

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Gentrecognized
5 months ago

Mill town is it’s own entity. They invested in the St. Mary’s project. Carver was looking for investors.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

Cliff notes: Trump is whining again….boo hoo

Harrison
Harrison
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

Everyone is out to get me. Blah, blah, blah. How’s that?

Del Awarebuub
Del Awarebuub
Reply to  Harrison
5 months ago

One big Schiff Show. Now that’s funny.

Ed Check
Ed Check
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

Read it completely, and again, your country is in crisis!

Don Diego Autofearia
Don Diego Autofearia
Reply to  Ed Check
5 months ago

I said this here on the Planet three years to the day to Pat,Fritz and mad Trap in particular. The scummy media won’t and didn’t give him one chance to run the office. They’re all in on it. Lotta money floating around so nice Trump and that includes the media.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Don Diego Autofearia
5 months ago

Trump did not know what he was doing when he arrived.All accounts are that he listened to no one and stayed in a state of chaos…..His ego said he could do anything as he admired the Russian and North Korean strong men….That is who your man Trump is.He hates Obama Bush Clinton Reagan but loves Putin….your blind.

Cyprio Sangivitas
Cyprio Sangivitas
Reply to  Ed Check
5 months ago

Trump has been basically Branded. What do you do when you’re Branded, and you know you’re a Man?

a fan
a fan
5 months ago

Trump’s letter, which was mostly not written by him, makes a valuable contribution to the historical record. The content of the letter will be used by scholars to provide a correct interpretation of today’s impeachment.

Santo Deladpoppabaligia
Santo Deladpoppabaligia
Reply to  a fan
5 months ago

Just the fact he will have impeached next to his name in History 100 years from now, will be his legacy. Maybe the United States can go to a Country Manager style of government now? Now we must follow the current sentence for the local police officer, and voter gate here in the Pitts.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
5 months ago

Plot Twist: 2020 – America re-elects Trump for a second term after being impeached.

slipslidnawhey
slipslidnawhey
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

Holiday Tweet. Dan,people should be notified over at Pittsfield Post Office mail-drop in Front by Fenn Street,that the mail was literally backed up and letters were visible to the touch. They don’t have a camera on that I Believe also. Had to go inside because it was risky to lose a letter.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Auto Phil
5 months ago

Yes..Trump will be elected by the revolutionary Republicans. Democrats understand he gets a get out of jail free card.Knowing this does not relieve the Peoples House from doing their duty and upholding their responsibility. The Elite Senate who represent power of wealth and mostly corporation will release him to continue his crime agenda……We know he wins.Still the silent majority of America does not approve of his crimes.His popularity is his race to stop minorities from becoming the majority.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Democrats should start worrying about their own reputation. So many voters can now see that the Dems are power mad and will do anything to get power. History and literature tells us how dangerous these types of people are and that we should stop them from ever having power. This impeachment fiasco was done to make President Trump look bad, to humiliate him. If they really thought he did actual crimes like bribery, treason, etc. then they would have included them as articles of impeachment, but they know they have NOTHING against this president except that he isn’t furthering the far left agenda. He is calling out the far left agenda for the disaster that it is for this country. Abuse of power is too general to mean anything and the 2nd article of impeachment is equally ridiculous.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

Let me offer the equal time entry:

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

And wee, wee, wee all the way home.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

free speech

Ridin' the Curb
Ridin' the Curb
5 months ago

Sure, take the snow-removal survey on the City’s website, but you can’t click on the link or copy and paste it!!

Is trash/recycling delayed this week? If so, how do you know?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Ridin' the Curb
5 months ago

Think you’d only see it on facebook https://www.facebook.com/City-Hall-City-of-Pittsfield-130994540285574/
Probably need to hire a consultant for $50k in addition to the contractor operating the website and IT staff making $300k to add something to the website

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
5 months ago

“The 1980’s called, they want their foreign policy back.” – Obama to Mitt Romney when he called Russia our greatest Geopolitical foe

My how the table have turned

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

And millions of Dimocrat Obama voters are wondering why Trump is still president today.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
5 months ago

Boo, hoo, hoo, little Donnie. I am still searching, but despite my best efforts, I can’t find my box of Kleenex anywhere.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Truthsayer
5 months ago

The bottom line buster, is Trump is the duly elected POTUS, and Nervous Nancy, Crying Chuck, and Fat Nadler have no business trying to overturn the election. The country was going way too far the wrong way, and Trump, despite his foul mouth, failure to keep it in his pants, and many other weakness and faults, which also apply to plenty of dems, by the way, like Kennedy who was getting more ass in the White House than a toilet seat, and Clinton, who gave a new meaning to a flavored cigar, is truly straightening this country out. So Boo Hoo to you too Pal.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Don wants a foriegn country to help with his election again. Mulvaney admits this. America wanted him to try to get elected inside our borders.It was too much to ask.Don fdup again and the Peoples House passed 2 articles of impeachment.

sucitmayo
sucitmayo
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Trump can’t be touched. Wait till elections,he ain’t going anywhere. PLow Grades F….

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
5 months ago

I don’t like Trump – but I think what was done with the Carter Page FISA was way WAY worse. I distrust them all.

sucitmayo
sucitmayo
Reply to  Kermit Frog
5 months ago

Trumps the greatest thing to the economy,the media,the wealthy, and most of all the poltcians,us against them day in day out,cash flowing everywhere,not just in Trump and Guilianis pockets. For the last time. THEY,are all in on it.

Bernice Chonk
Bernice Chonk
5 months ago

In the third quarter alone Trump raised 120 mil plus. Do you thanks the Republicans are going to give in now. Trumps running again.. Bank it! They ARE ALL, in on it. Bloomberg spending millions of his own money,NOT. He’s spending the windfall Trump gave him. He’ll write that off in taxes. Wake UP America. Clinton’s are losers,they’re In on it. The phony Foundation,Whitewater and the Presidents pecker leaves them no choice but to act the part. Making millions are they all.

gigi
gigi
5 months ago

Game, set, match…..the Republicans win, as the Senate has the final say on the fake corrupt impeachment;

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/pollak-senate-can-acquit-even-if-house-doesnt-transmit-articles-of-impeachment-constitution/

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
5 months ago

Great letter. Dan Valenti himself could not write a better letter.

a fan
a fan
Reply to  Milt Plum
5 months ago

You must be joking. That letter was very poorly written. Dan could write a much, much better letter.

Greg Harris
Greg Harris
Reply to  a fan
5 months ago

How do you know Dan Valenti didn’t write the letter? He is back writing for Mitt Romney you know. Rumor has him also “advising
” on communication for Deval. DV practically gave it away with his recent comment on how Mitt would stay within party ranks on impeachment.