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Sally Yates Now Becoming a Central Figure in the Deep State Cabal

Former Obama Deputy Attorney General and very brief Acting Attorney General in the first days of the Trump Administration, Sally Yates, is suddenly becoming a major person of interest in the study of the actions of the Deep State Cabal, that group of corrupt FBI and DOJ officials who apparently attempted to tilt the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton and since have worked to undermine the Trump presidency at every turn.

Ms. Yates had a brief moment in the spotlight back on January 30, 2017, when she was summarily fired by President Trump for refusing to enforce his initial travel ban order.  She then got another bit of sunshine on May 8, when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the role she played in concocting the “Logan Act” violation scheme that ultimately trapped General Mike Flynn, and led to his guilty plea for lying to the FBI.  Notably, the sentencing for that plea is currently on hold until at least May at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who finds his reason for being in his current role increasingly under political fire and public suspicion.

But back to the erstwhile Ms. Yates, who became such a cause celebre’ in leftwing circles for her defiant testimony last May.  Little had been heard from her since that time, but two new revelations this week place her right back in the middle of things.

First is the nutty email that Susan Rice sent to herself at 12:15 on January 20, 2017 – which I lampooned in this morning’s Campaign Update – that was uncovered this week by Senators Lindsey Graham and Charles Grassley.   In a very ham-handed CYA move, Ms. Rice claims that President Obama, in discussing his senior staff’s interactions with the Trump Transition team in a meeting on January 5, instructed everyone present to do it all “by the book.”  Obviously, something else took place in that meeting that had Ms. Rice extremely concerned – thus, the CYA email.  Notably, she lists other senior officials being present in that meeting, including Joe Biden, James Comey and – guess who? – Deputy AG Sally Yates.  Golly.

Then there’s yesterday’s piece from Byron York that discusses the fact that, in March 2017, James Comey testified to congress to the effect that the FBI agents whose interview with General Flynn in late January led to Flynn’s guilty plea told Comey that they did not believe Flynn had misled them during that interview.  Comey also told congress that those agents saw nothing wrong with the outreach conversations Flynn had conducted during December and early January with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

It was only after Ms. Yates concocted her absurd scenario that Flynn was somehow in violation of the 218 year-old Logan Act, a law that has never in U.S. history been enforced, mainly because it is very likely unconstitutional, that Flynn suddenly came under harsh criticism in the fake news media and was ultimately fired by the President.

As York Reports:

So Comey went to Capitol Hill in March to brief lawmakers privately. That is when he told them that the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe Flynn had lied, or that any inaccuracies in Flynn’s answers were intentional. And that is when some lawmakers got the impression that Flynn would not be charged with any crime pertaining to the Jan. 24 interview.

And yet, with the Mueller Special Counsel staff floundering around, desperate to pin something on somebody, Flynn ultimately ends up pleading guilty in November to lying to the FBI.  So, either Comey lied to congress last March – which, given the multiple such instances we’re already aware of, certainly would not be surprising – or FBI SuperAgent Peter Strzok and the other FBI agents present in that meeting with Flynn lied to Comey – which also would surprise no one.

Regardless, the timing of all these various events:

  • the January 5 meeting that Susan Rice was so worried about she felt the need to do some CYA for Obama 15 minutes after her job had ended;
  • the December/January calls between Flynn and Kislyak;
  • the January 24 meeting between the FBI agents and Flynn;
  • the January 30 firing of Yates; and
  • the furious efforts by Yates between January 5 and January 30 to pin something, anything on Flynn –

seem to indicate that Yates was right smack in the middle of the Cabal’s plotting, and that we will likely be seeing and hearing her name come up a lot more in the weeks to come.  So we got that going for us.

The more you know.

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The Evening Campaign Update: A Really Bad Week For The Deep State Cabal

The week began with release of the FISA Abuse Memo and the fake media/Democrat campaign to try to diminish the importance of that bombshell detailing of the organized corruption at the high levels of the Obama FBI and DOJ.  In the midst of a wide-ranging interview with Bret Baier, House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes dropped the huge bomb that his next missive will detail how John Kerry’s State Department was also involved in all the corruption.  Kerry’s enormous jaw no doubt hit the floor when hearing of Nunes’ comment, and he apparently still hasn’t pried it back up since he’s been unusually quiet this week.  Then again, lawyering up probably doesn’t leave much time for public engagements or scheming with Middle Eastern terrorists.

Next day, some moron UT professor named Steve Vladek issued possibly the dumbest op-ed piece NBC has ever published (which is saying an awful lot, but there it is) in which he claimed that FBI Director Christopher Wray simply MUST resign over the issuance of the FISA Memo.  Yet, despite Vladek’s plaintive cries and CNN’s previous prediction that Wray would indeed resign, the FBI Director’s position remains filled.  Sorry, all you waiting candidates out there.

Also on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, and their fans immediately burned and looted half the city.  Nothing like a “victory” celebration in any major city run for decades by Democrats.

On Monday, cranky old John McCain, working with the execrable Delaware Democrat Chris Coons, introduced a budget compromise bill that would include a unilateral GOP surrender on the whole DACA issue.  His proposal was to grant the DACA “kids” (Average age:  26) legal status while getting absolutely no real concessions from the Democrats on other immigration-related issues.  That’s our John!

Bug-eyed California Congresscreep Adam Schiff lied a lot this week, even more than usual.  He lied shamelessly about what would be in the FISA Abuse Memo, lied about its contents after it was released, lied every time CNN interviewed him, lied in an op-ed he published, lied about the process the House Intel Committee was using to get his own fake memo released, and lied about what that fake memo contained.  He lied so much it was pretty much impossible to keep up with, and I gave up doing so at some point Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday was even more hilarious for Schiff, with the release of an audio tape showing him getting caught in his own attempt to get dirt on President Trump from an agent of a foreign government.  Unfortunately for the over-eager Schiff, the guy at the other end of the phone turned out to be just a Russian comedian playing a prank on him.  Prank or not, if there was such a crime as “collusion” (there isn’t) Schiff would have to be lawyering up like John Kerry right now.

Wednesday was very eventful, beginning as it did with the release of a raft of new texts from the FBI love birds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, one of which pointed the finger of conspiracy straight at former President Barack Hussein Obama.  It was also the day President Trump told reporters he’d be glad to just shut down the government if the budget bill working its way through congress didn’t contain funding for his border wall, a DACA “fix” and other immigration reforms.  By Friday, he was signing a budget-busting compromise that contained none of those things.

Wednesday also saw the release of the unredacted Grassley/Graham criminal referral on British Agent Michael Steele – who, along with a bunch of Russians, made up most of the fake Trump Dossier for Hillary Clinton and the DNC – that was sent over to the DOJ a couple of weeks ago.  That letter completely confirms everything in the FISA Abuse Memo, and thus has been studiously ignored by the fake news media.  Because that’s what the fake news media does.

Finally, Wednesday was also the day when San Fran Nan spent 8 hours imagining she was a senator, as she put on a fake filibuster for all those DACA “kids” (Average age:  26) who she and her Party were about to throw under the bus.  By early Friday morning, the bus-throwing had been completed.

FBI informant Douglas Campbell, who has been singing to the FBI about his inside knowledge of the machinations behind the Uranium One scandal, sang before the staff of three congressional committees behind closed doors Wednesday afternoon.  His written testimony implicates the Pantsuit Princess and her fake foundation in a classic influence peddling scheme.

Senator Rand Paul put on a real filibuster Thursday night, pissing off a bunch of his colleagues who were hoping to bust the budget quickly and then go get a nice steak at the Capitol Grille.

Virginia Senator Mark Warner was revealed to have been secretly exchanging texts for weeks with the lobbyists for a Russian oligarch in his desperate efforts to make contact with the aforementioned Christopher Steele.  This was all with the full knowledge of North Carolina Republican Richard Burr, who is the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, where Warner is the ranking Democrat.  If  you wonder why that committee hasn’t been involved in the real investigations into Democrat wrongdoing like the House Intel, Senate Judiciary and House Judiciary Committees have been, it’s because Burr and Warner are both deep state skunks, and the GOP chairmen of those other committees know it.

Finally, in case you missed it, Thursday also saw not one, but two resignations by senior officials at DOJ and the FBI who have been named repeatedly in the Strzok/Page texting frenzy:  Mike Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs, and the chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, David Laufman.  Laufman’s resignation is effective immediately, and Kortan’s is effective next week.  If you think these are just normal course of business resignations, you need to play closer attention.

These two hasty resignations now bring the number to 9 senior officials at DOJ or the FBI who have either been fired, reassigned to menial positions or allowed to “resign” in the last 9 weeks.  Toss in disgraced former bi-polar FBI Director James Comey, whose firing last May kicked off this systematic housecleaning of deep state bad actors, and it’s an even 10.

In the age of Trump, this is what is known as Winning.  Bigly.

Just another crazy week in America.

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Thursday Was A Very Big Day For Trump-Style Winning

  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – For the first time ever, the Dow Jones Industrial average closed above the 25,000 mark on Thursday, as the Trump economy continues to boom.  This close represents the 89th time the Dow has closed at an all-time record high since the day after Election Day, 2016.  Somewhere, NYTimes fake economist Paul Krugman, who famously predicted the markets would “never recover” from Trump’s victory on Election Night, is cringing.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Americans for Tax Reform reported on Thursday that more than 100 U.S. companies have now announced the awarding of special bonuses to their employees as the result of the passage of the Trump tax reform legislation.  More than 145,000 individuals are impacted by the bonuses offered by Bank of America alone.  No word if Nancy Pelosi has sent all these employees a note telling them this is just a gimmick and that tax reform is going to kill them all, but it seems likely.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part III – The U.S. private sector added more than 250,000 jobs in December, per ADP and Moody’s Analytics, exceeding the estimate of 190,000.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part IV – The consultant firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports that announced layoffs for 2018 are at their lowest point since 1990.  1990 was before anyone outside of Arkansas had ever heard of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama was in the early stages of learning Saul Alinsky philosophy from domestic terrorists.  A long time ago.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part V – The Trump Administration continued its rapid erasure of the legacy of Barack Obama as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a new plan for offshore oil and gas development that would open up about 90% of federally-owned waters to leasing and exploration.  The plan, to be implemented in 2019, would open up vast swaths of waters off the East and West coasts, in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the North Slope of Alaska that had been off-limits for many years.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part VI – Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley told reporters that he now has information indicating that ex-FBI Director James Comey intentionally leaked classified information to the New York Times as he was trying to construct a narrative that would justify the appointment of a special counsel in early 2016.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part VII – John Solomon at The Hill reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally, at long last, opened up an investigation at the Justice Department into the Clinton Crime Family Fake Foundation.  The investigation will look into whether the Clintons engaged in outright “pay for play” schemes while the Coughing Crook was serving as Secretary of State.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet? Part VIII – Speaking of the corrupt Justice Department, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes announced that he has finally, at long last reached an agreement with DOJ and the FBI to receive documents related to the FBI’s use of the fake Trump Dossier that was compiled by Fusion GPS in collusion with Russian agents, and funded by the Clinton Campaign, the DNC and people who worked for the Obama White House in 2016.  The FBI and DOJ had stone-walled on the production of these documents since August.  This agreement came after House Speaker Paul Ryan backed Nunes when FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein held a special meeting with Ryan on Tuesday.  As a part of this deal, Wray and Rosenstein also agreed to force Deep State operatives Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and others to offer testimony before the House Intel Committee.  Hooboy.  Big, big win there.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part IX – In another huge win for Devin Nunes and President Trump, A federal judge in DC ruled that the Fusion GPS firm must provide its financial records to the House Intel Committee.  Fusion had requested an injunction on the specious grounds that production of the documents would somehow violate its First Amendment rights, or something.  Nunes wants these bank records because he wants to find out once and for all whether the rumors that James Comey’s FBI actually helped fund the production of the fake Trump Dossier are true.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part X – John Solomon also reports that an original copy of a James Comey memo released on Thursday by House Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson admitted that “there is evidence of potential violations of the statute proscribing gross negligence in the handling of classified information” by Hillary Clinton on her illegal email server.  That passage was later edited out of the final version of the memo.  Cong. Johnson said, “This effort, seen in light of the personal animus toward then-candidate Trump by senior agents leading the Clinton investigation and their apparent desire to create an ‘insurance policy’ against Mr. Trump’s election, raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election.”  Yyyyyyyyyyep.
  • Whew.  Thursday was a big, big day for winning in America, Trump-style, and the fake news media hardly noticed any of this since it was too busy “reporting” over a work of mostly fiction that has former White House Strategy Advisor Steve Bannon and others making nasty comments about President Donald Trump and various members of the Trump family.  One excited reporter even tweeted that Bannon’s saying nasty things about President Trump was “just like Watergate.”  Except, well, it isn’t anything like Watergate at all.

Just another day in the Fake News Media keeps missing the story America.

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2017 In Review: The Year Trump Changed Everything

The uniformly liberal editors at Time Magazine chose to name the ladies who led the #metoo movement to reveal the sexual predators among us as its “Person of the Year”, but that was a cop out.  While those ladies definitely deserve recognition for the impact they’ve had on society, and the myriad creeps they have exposed, there is no question at all that President Donald Trump, Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2016, should have been named again in 2017.

Trump literally dominated the stage, not just here in the United States, but across the globe, his every word analyzed, his every action criticized, his every tweet obsessed upon by millions.  Never in modern times – or indeed, in history – has a single human being remained perched atop the global public discourse throughout an entire year as Donald Trump did in 2017.  Well, except maybe 2016, when Donald Trump remained perched atop the global public discourse throughout that entire year as well.

On more than 350 of the 365 days in 2017, Today’s Campaign Update was here to help you keep up with the events of the previous 24 hours.  What follows is the Campaign Update’s attempt to sum up the entire year.  It’s a big job, and this will not be brief.  Here we go:

  • Robert Mueller led a slow-rolling coup d’etat – 2017 was the first year during which Americans were treated to 9 months of witnessing what the Campaign Update has described as a slow-rolling coup d’etat.  Germinated by an FBI director’s illegal leaking of information to the New York Times, initiated by the same Deputy Attorney General who wrote the memo advising the President to fire that same FBI director, and led by the previous FBI director in blatant coordination with high-ranking officials within the FBI and DOJ, this effort to unseat a duly-elected President has thus far led mainly to revelations of criminal wrong-doing by Hillary Clinton and high officials in the Obama Administration, many of whom remain among the leadership of the FBI and the Justice Department.
  • The GOP congress initially played along, and then woke up – Throughout much of the year, Republican chairmen over the myriad House and Senate committees running their own investigations into Russia “collusion” seemed intent on allowing their Democrat members to dominate the process.  But as Fall came around and it began to become obvious that the Trump people did nothing wrong, but the Clinton people and the DNC did a whole lot of things wrong, that tide started to turn.  By November, both Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes were aggressively working to get at the real truth and uncover the obvious anti-Trump conspiracy to first interfere with, and then to overturn a duly-conducted election that was run out of the Justice Department throughout 2016 and 2017.   By December, the truth had become publicly obvious to all but the mind-numbed talking points parrots on the political left, and the leaders of the conspiracy had begun to be “reassigned” and otherwise marginalized as the process of building criminal cases against them begins.
  • Jeff Sessions appeared to sleep through most of it – meanwhile, our sleepy Attorney General, who stupidly recused himself from anything having to do with allegations that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian agents during the 2016 election campaign, spent most of his year seemingly in a world of his own, apparently unaware that there were any problems within the staff he was ostensibly in charge of managing.  It was only during the last few weeks of the year that his alarm clock seemed to have finally gone off, as he ordered fresh looks into the Uranium One and Project Cassandra scandals.  The jury remains out on Sessions as 2017 comes to a close, but it seems sure that, at some point during 2018, Americans will discover whether he is either a completely worthless appointee or the slyest old political fox who ever lived.  One or the other has to be true.
  • Left-wingers all over America went absolutely nuts, and stayed that way all year long – 2017 will forever be remembered as the year in which the American political left degenerated into a state of permanent outrage.  Everything – literally every.  damn.  thing. – anyone named Trump did threw liberals/progressives/socialists/communists/sjws into feeding frenzies of hysteria.  Every Trump tweet caused an immediate social media uproar.  Every Trump action resulted in hoots of protest from the leftwing fake news media.  The First Lady’s shoe choices were treated as scandals.  Trump’s very inauguration resulted in thousands of pussy-hat-adorned lunatics taking to the streets in a “Women’s March” that was organized by a supporter of Sharia Law, and attended by Harvey Weinstein, the most heinous serial abuser of women in American history.  The lunatic fringe became the lunatic norm on the American left.
  • The economy boomed – Assuming projections of GDP growth of upwards of 4% for the 4th quarter are accurate, 2017 will mark the first year in more than a decade in which the U.S. economy produced three straight quarters of at least 3% economic growth.  Manufacturing jobs – you know, those “old” jobs that Barack Obama assured us were never coming back – came back.  Unemployment approached all-time lows nationally, and reached all-time lows in at least 17 different states.  Millions of working age Americans who had over the previous decade simply given up looking for work streamed back into the workforce.  The Obama-era notions of the “new normal” of no more than 2% growth created by heavy-handed regulation and ever-growing numbers of Americans simply giving up on permanent employment have been shattered.
  • The Obama “legacy” has largely been repealed – Ok, it really wasn’t much of a “legacy” to begin with, but what there was of it has essentially disappeared during the first year of the Trump Presidency.  The biggest weakness this “legacy” had was the fact that it was implemented mainly via regulation and executive order, and thus far easier to get rid of than had it been achieved through the legislative process, as the constitution intends.  President Trump spent much of the first few months of his first year issuing executive orders that rescinded Obama’s orders, and his various cabinet secretaries devoted much of their time ensuring that the Administration meets its promise to rescind at least 2 existing regulations for every new regulation they proposed.  Indeed, that goal was vastly exceeded, as the President announced in early December that his agencies had in fact reversed almost 20 existing regulations for each new one.  Obamacare, Obama’s lone major legislative accomplishment in 8 long years, remains  sort of in place, but is being picked apart piece by piece by congress and the President.  For America’s health, it all adds up to gold, Jerry, gold!
  • The reversal of Obama policies extended to foreign affairs, too – The systematic erasure of Obama’s legacy was not limited to domestic policy – far from it.  The Obama foreign policy based on weakness, open borders, appeasement, apology and outright stupidity had been relegated to nothing more than a set of bad memories as well:
    • President Trump went on two extended international tours and neither apologized nor bowed to any foreign leader;
    • President Trump rescinded U.S. participation in the idiotic and fraudulent Paris Climate Accords;
    • Illegal immigration is down, but not out.  The rate of illegal border crossings slowed to a virtual trickle during the first half of the year, as the President’s rhetoric appeared to have a dampening effect.  But the lack of congressional action to fund the border wall or beef up the budget for border security led to a resurgence over the last few months.  We can be sure the President will re-focus on this crucial issue in the new year;
    • The Obama policy of appeasement towards North Korea es no mas, as Rocket Man is finding out the hard way;
    • ISIS is almost dead.  When Trump took office, Isis controlled about half of Syria and vast swaths of Iraq, and commanded 35,000 terrorist fighters.  Today, ISIS-controlled territory has almost disappeared entirely, as barely 1,000 fighters desperately try to remain alive, thanks pretty much entirely to the new rules of engagement that freed up the U.S. armed forces in the region to kill the despicable bastards;
    • The horrific deal with Iran entered into by Obama and John Kerry still lives, but is on life support.  Meanwhile, President Trump has implemented a new set of onerous sanctions on that terrorist-supporting government;
    • Meanwhile, President Trump has gone about forming up strong new strategic relationships with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, China and Russia based on mutual strength, replacing the years of feckless neglect and weakness practiced by Obama and his doltish and corrupt secretaries of state.
  • Tax Reform is done – After failing by a single vote to repeal Obamacare last summer, Mitch McConnell and his Republican senate caucus finally came through just before Christmas, sending the largest tax cut in American history to Trump’s desk for his signature.  The reduced personal and corporate taxes produced by this law will likely create even faster economic growth than the U.S. experienced in 2017.  Buckle up.
  • The fake news media has utterly disgraced itself – it is no longer possible to keep count of the number of times fake news outlets like CNN, the NYTimes, the Washington Post, NBC, CBS and ABC filed misleading, un-sourced or just made-up-out-of-whole-cloth “reports” designed to demean President Trump throughout 2017.  The sheer volume of false information put out into the public sphere by these and other “news” organizations is completely overwhelming.
  • The fake news media establishment, in coordination with the Democrat Party, set out at the beginning of the year to destroy a presidency.  What it achieved instead was the almost total destruction of a formerly noble profession:  journalism.  So long as Sharyl Attkisson, John Solomon, Sarah Carter and a handful of others like them continue their work, it’s not accurate to say journalism is fully dead, but it is fair to say that, after the shameful behavior of the likes of Jim Acosta and the entire staffs at the NYTimes and WaPo during 2017, it is on life support, and the prognosis is not encouraging.
  • In the end, the net effect of the fake media’s efforts to diminish President Trump is that he finishes his first calendar year in office with essentially the same public approval rating in the Rasmussen Daily Tracking poll as that enjoyed by Barack Obama at the end of 2009.  Given that well over 90% of the media’s coverage of the President has been negative, most often vindictive and inflammatory, that is an almost miraculous result.

But then, this was an almost miraculous presidency to begin with, so that outcome seems completely appropriate.

Just the first year in Donald Trump’s America.

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Chuck Grassley Yanks All The RINO Fingers Out Of The Obama/Clinton Corruption Dike

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Tired of all this winning yet? – the fake news media are now eating their own.  Ain’t it great?  On Wednesday, the fake journalists at CNN, desperate to find a way to climb out of their perpetual third place position behind MSNBC and Fox News, ran a story alleging that MSNBC regular contributor Mark Halperin has been charged with harassment by no fewer than five women.  CNN’s own lineup of pompous fake male TV hosts better hope that their own behavior in the workplace has been pure as the driven snow over the years, because you can bet their fake counterparts at MSNBC will out looking for some allegation of their own in the wake of this take-down of Halperin.  It’s so great when horrible people start a war with one another.  It’s like watching a football game between the Eagles and the Redskins.
  • In the market for even more winning now? – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has now called for the Justice Department to appoint a new special counsel to investigate the ballooning Uranium One scandal.  On Fox News this morning, Sen. Grassley expressed his concern that current Special Counsel Robert Mueller is “conflicted” on this matter, given information that has come to light that the details of the scandal were kept hidden from the public by the FBI when he led that agency during 2009 and 2010.  “Conflicted” is a very kind word for Mueller’s situation related to this matter.
  • Grassley took a shot at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from being involved in any investigations related to allegations the Trump Campaign had somehow “colluded” with Russia, tweeting “Whoever in DOJ is capable w authority to appoint a special counsel shld do so to investigate Uranium One “whoever” means if u aren’t recused”.  Ouch.  But Sessions has no legitimate reason for expanding his idiotic recusal to Uranium One, given that the events related to it took place many years before the 2016 presidential contest.
  • We already know we cannot trust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to act appropriately here.  After all, he’s the guy who selected the hopelessly conflicted Mueller – best friend of key witness James Comey, and a running buddy of Rosenstein’s to boot – to investigate the whole Trump/Russia fantasy in the first place.  Plus, he was working as a U.S. Attorney under Obama AG Eric Holder during the time period in which the Uranium One scandal took place, and has his own potential conflicts related to the matter.
  • No, this is a decision Mr. Sessions must make himself, and a formal request for a special counsel from the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee carries with it a weight that will be hard to ignore.  It really is long past time for Jeff Sessions to do his job.
  • Speaking of Jeff Sessions doing his job, his Justice Department on Wednesday did lift its long-standing gag order that has prevented a supposed key witness in the Uranium One money laundering scheme to testify before congressional committees investigating the scandal.  In a statement,  DOJ spokesman Ian Prior said the the informant was authorized to disclose to the congressional leaders of three committees “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation.”
  • This scandal, suppressed successfully by the Obama Justice Department for seven long years, is now taking on a life of its own, and Senator Grassley, with his well-earned reputation for impartiality, has become the key player.  Once Grassley weighed in with his request to DOJ, it made the scandal impossible for Democrats and RINOs like Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr to contain.  After spending the last 10 months helping to facilitate the Democrat/news media Trump/Russia collusion fantasy play, even Mr. Burr will be forced to start taking a serious look at all the massive wrongdoing and lawlessness that took place during the Obama Administration.  Thus, we can expect other Obama-era scandals like the thousands of unwarranted unmasking requests by senior officials and the real progeny of the fake Trump Dossier to become the subject of more intense scrutiny by congressional committees.
  • The dam on Clinton/Obama corruption has burst, and we can thank Senator Grassley for having yanked all the RINO fingers out of the dike.

Just another day in the Worm is Finally Turning America.

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Roger Goodell: Captain of the NFL Titanic

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Everyone does understand that the ridiculous allegations yesterday against the President by the circus clown-ish congresswoman Frederica Wilson from Florida (of course) were simply Democrat-instigated noise to deflect media attention away from the Russia Uranium story, right?  Right.  Let’s move on.
  • Speaking of Democrat-instigated noise designed to give the fake news media an excuse to ignore the Russia Uranium story, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee chose to re-litigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony from his confirmation hearing seven months ago when he appeared before that committee yesterday.  Reiliable sleazeballs Al Franken, Patrick Leahy and Dianne Feinstein led the charge, asking not a single question about anything current or related to anything anyone cares about anymore.  Sessions made the three senators look like fools, but that’s really not difficult to do.  The questioning served its purpose, as fake reporters all over Washington and New York City breathed huge sighs of relief, knowing they’d be able to file stories on the hearing without mentioning anything about Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or the bribery scheme they became involved in with the Russians back in 2009-10.
  • But in fairness to those fake journalists, there wasn’t much to report from this hearing on the Russia Uranium scandal.  Chairman Chuck Grassley brought it up with Sessions, but as soon as Sessions told him he would not comment on any “ongoing investigation”, Grassley dropped the matter like a hot potato.  So I suppose the one smidgen of news in that is that the useless Attorney General appeared to at least confirm that there is an ongoing investigation of the matter within the Justice Department.  Which, let’s be honest, would represent a dramatic departure from his behavior towards all the Obama-era lawlessness during his first seven months in the job.
  • Speaking of people who are not fit to be in their current job brings us straight to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Fresh off his mid-season meetings with NFL owners and players in New York, Goodell told the assembled press that they had talked and talked and talked about all sorts of “social justice” stuff and the national anthem and decided that….wait for it….NOTHING WILL CHANGE.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.
  • That’s right.  Goodell said that while he and the owners would “prefer” all players to stand for the national anthem and honor the country that has made them all so fabulously wealthy, he and his feckless group of owners will make no rules changes to require them to do so.  Thus, the NFL will continue to fine players who don’t tuck their shirt in, who don’t wear their socks the correct height, who use towels that don’t meet league regulations, who use too much stick-em on their fingers, who are late to team meetings, who touch the poor quarterback in the wrong place or hit him too hard and for hundreds of other picky rules violations, but they just aren’t able to bring themselves to enforce a little decorum on the sidelines during a ceremony that honors those who have fought and died for our country.
  • The best part of Goodell’s comments came when proved he can’t count, saying that “The fact is that we have about half a dozen players that are protesting.”  Hell, you had twice that many New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens taking a knee this past weekend, and dozens of others doing the same in other games played before half-empty stadiums and depressed TV audiences around the league.
  • The Commissioner was so, so proud, though of all the touchy-feely discussions he and the players had about social justice matters about which NFL fans don’t give a damn.  “They’re talking about criminal justice reform, whether it’s bail reform. Whether it’s talking about mandatory sentencing. They’re talking about changes that, I think, will make our communities better — that there’s bipartisan support for and that need focus.”  Yes, I did not make that up – the Commmissioner of the NFL is suddenly pretending to be an expert on which issues have “bipartisan support”.  Holy crap.
  • Roger Goodell obviously doesn’t understand it, but he is the captain of the Titanic at this point.  (Come to think of it, the Captain of the Titanic didn’t understand his problem, either, until he ran into that iceberg.)   His league’s audience is dropping like a rock, his stewardship of the league is an abject disaster, and he has completely lost favor with the support base for the political party that is, by the way, the vast majority political party across the nation at this point.
  • His business depends heavily on its anti-trust exemption, for which there is literally no good justification at all at this time, and on the very favorable tax treatments it receives at all government levels.  Mr. Goodell appears to have no understanding at all of the political peril his league faces if these protests against our country continue.
  • That iceberg is sitting out there right now, just over the horizon, and Roger Goodell has his Titanic of a league headed right for it.

Just another day in clueless NFL commissioner America.

That is all.

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