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Good Guys With Guns Got the Job Done on Tuesday. Will the Media Give Them Due Credit?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Don’t expect CNN to spend any real time covering this one. – A good guy with a gun stopped a school shooting on Tuesday, and the fake news media barely noticed.  A “resource officer” at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland responded within 60 seconds to reports of a shooter on campus and traded shots with the attacker in an act that likely prevented more killings from taking place.  The shooter ultimately committed suicide, and witnesses called the officer, Deputy Blaine Gaskill, a hero.

It is worth noting that, had the “resource officer” and other Broward County deputies who were quickly on the scene responded in the same way to last month’s mass killings at Parkland High School, it is very likely some of the 17 victims of that shooting would be alive today.  Parkland was a tragedy that was created by an utter, complete failure by government and law enforcement at every level, from the FBI to the cowardly Broward County Sheriff’s department, from the Department of Justice to local school officials.  Everyone failed those kids and teachers who lost their lives to a well-known threat who should have been properly dealt with years before.

The Great Mills incident clearly shows what one law enforcement officer, properly trained and armed, can do to prevent needless loss of life.  It is such a clear and unambiguous lesson that we should expect our fake news media to drop it like a hot potato today, after having given the incident cursory coverage on Tuesday.  Because this is not part of their preferred narrative.

Of course, the fake news outlets have their ready-made excuse for scurrying away from the Great Mills story as fast as their cockroach legs can take them, as the bomber who has been terrorizing the Austin, Texas area was brought down overnight.  The problem they’re going to have – though they’ll find 100 ways around talking about it – is that this is yet another example of good guys with guns getting the job done.

Where the Parkland killings represent the total breakdown of the nation’s law enforcement system, the Austin bomber’s identification and final resolution – he killed himself by exploding a bomb in his car when local police and FBI officers had him pinned down – represent an example of law enforcement getting its job done at all levels.  Even the moribund, beleaguered FBI proved that it still can provide a real public service, at least in isolated incidents, so maybe FBI Director Christopher Wray is starting to get his job of rebuilding the agency and its reputation done.

Throughout all the revelations of massive wrongdoing within the FBI’s senior levels in its Washington, DC headquarters over the last 2 years, defenders of the agency have always been quick to point to “the great men and women” who make up the agency’s rank and file, and continued to characterize the FBI as “the world’s premier law enforcement agency.”  But the truth is that it has been painfully difficult during that time to point to any clear examples of why the public should regard the agency with such high esteem.

Instead, during that same period of time, we have been presented with example after example of massive failures by FBI officials to do their damn jobs in places like Orlando and San Bernardino and New York City and Las Vegas (where we still have been given no believable explanation of why more than 50 people lost their lives) and Parkland.

But Austin appears, at least at the moment, to be different.  It appears to be a case in which the FBI was called in by local law enforcement for help in trying to identify and capture a serial bomber who was proving to be painfully difficult to catch.  It appears to be a case in which the profiling, technology and other methods practiced by the FBI made the difference leading to the ultimate positive resolution of a very vexing matter.  And the suspect, at the time of this writing identified only as a “24 year-old white male,” does not appear to be someone who had been on the FBI’s radar for years prior to his murder spree, as was the case in Orlando, San Bernadino and Parkland.

We’ll find out more as the day goes on, but regardless, the lesson from these two incidents is clear:  good guys (and gals) with guns, when properly trained and properly focused, remain the people’s best line of defense against the nutjobs in our society.

Just don’t expect CNN to be holding any prime time townhalls in which students from Great Mills High or relieved citizens of Austin, Texas or representatives of the NRA get to deliver that message.  Because the preferred narrative must always prevail.

Just another day in good guys with guns protecting America.

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The McCabe Firing Must be a Beginning, Not an End

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Down goes McCabe!  Down goes McCabe!  Down goes McCabe! – Sweaty swamp snake Andrew McCabe got his formal walking papers from Attorney General Jeff Sessions last night, one day before he turns 50 and his lucrative federal pension was about to kick in.  Despite the buttoned-down bureaucratic nature of the decision, based as it was on an Inspector General investigation and a firing recommendation from the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility, the fake news media went into full fakery mode, declaring that this firing of a single well-documented bad actor means that President Donald Trump “is at war with the FBI.”

Over at MSNBC, the geriatric Andrea Mitchell, who has been faking the news since the Nixon Administration, issued this tweet in her self-described role as a “McCabe supporter”:

Remember, this is a person who wants you to believe she reports the “news” for a living.

McCabe himself didn’t take the news very well, issuing a long, self-serving statement that had obviously been carefully written by communications professionals, in which he portrays the President as the devil and himself as pure as the driven snow, and is fully consistent with the prevailing Democrat/media narrative on the matter.  Here’s a couple of paragraphs:

“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,” McCabe said. “It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.

“For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country,” McCabe continued. “Articles too numerous to count have leveled every sort of false, defamatory and degrading allegation against us. The President’s tweets have amplified and exacerbated it all. He called for my firing. He called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. And all along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us. No more.”

‘War with the FBI’, ‘Trump has attacked me’, ‘Trump’s tweets are the problem’, bring the family into it because it helps build public sympathy, yada yada yada, blah blah blah.  All the hallmarks of a statement written by reliable leftist talking points monkeys, probably the same ones who wrote the script for all the programming on CNN and MSNBC last night.

Here’s the truth about Andrew McCabe and all the other swamp snakes and skunks who were involved in the DOJ/FBI Cabal’s efforts to fix the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton and then to hamstring the Trump presidency:  Firing them and/or reassigning them is not enough.  Denying them their pensions is not enough.  Humiliating them on the Donald Trump Twitter feed is not enough.

It will never be enough until these people – each and every one of them, without exception, is prosecuted to the full extent of the law and tossed into federal prison for the rest of their lives for the damage they have done to our country.  And that includes not only the bad actors at the FBI and DOJ – it includes all the bad actors at the Obama White House like Susan Rice and Samantha Power and Loretta Lynch and even Barack Obama if the conspiracy can be shown to have risen that high.  It also must include the fake journalists at the various fake media outlets who knowingly coordinated efforts with the cabal, and there is plenty of evidence that numerous fake journalists did so.

The truth here is that the firing of McCabe must not be the end of this tale, but the beginning of an effort to finally, once and for all, de-corrupt the FBI and DOJ after 8 years of their having been utterly corrupted by a corrupt president and his lackeys.  The truth is that the Trump White House needs to truly be at war with elements within the FBI and DOJ, and winning that war will require the good people who remain in those institutions to join the battle.

Hopefully, Jeff Sessions is up to that task.  The decision to jettison McCabe is a positive sign, though we should now expect the fake news media to start mounting assaults on Sessions’ character now that he has publicly taken a side.

For America to become truly great again, the firing of Andrew McCabe must be remembered as the first symbolic shot fired in what will become a long and brutal legal battle to recapture the nation’s soul.  Otherwise, it will go down in history as a meaningless futile gesture of a democratic republic destined to crumble.

Just another day in the game is afoot America.

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That OPR Recommendation On Andrew McCabe Sure Is Interesting

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, Andrew McCabe might be fired after all.  That, at least, is the decision Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suddenly faced with, six days before the swamp skunk McCabe is scheduled to retire with full benefits on March 20.

The stated reason the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) gives for its recommendation to AG Sessions is that McCabe improperly leaked information related to the 2016 FBI investigation into the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal on multiple occasions.  This finding was made by Inspector General Michael Horowitz during his 14 month-long investigation into FBI/DOJ wrongdoing.

Here’s the irony in this situation:  the OPR report accusing McCabe of leaking to the media was made public today through…wait for it… leaks to the media.  What in the world are we to make of that?  Let’s face it, it’s not like the OPR has to this point been right on top of all the bad actors in this DOJ anti-Trump cabal that has been in action since mid-2016.  Where is the OPR report on Peter Strzok?  On Lisa Page?  On Bruce Ohr?  Any of the other already-identified bad actors?

So, why do we suddenly see this particular action on this particular day? I see three possibilities:

  1. The OPR is full of bad actors itself, and is trying put Sessions in a situation in which he has two options, either one of which will generate media controversy.  I’d rule this one out, because what’s a little media controversy to Jeff Sessions or the Trump Administration at this point?  I mean, who really cares?;
  2. Horowitz is clearing the playing field for the pending release of his report by starting to roll out a series of administrative recommendations based on his findings to discipline bad actors; or
  3. This is an isolated situation, and the OPR is simply acting in the normal course of business on the only recommendation it has thus far received from IG Horowitz.

Wait.  There is a fourth possibility, which is that McCabe was originally escorted from the premises in February but not technically fired as a way of giving him a carrot to cooperate with the IG’s investigation and other DOJ investigations into various Obama-era scandals that we know to be ongoing.  In this scenario, he is now facing the likelihood of termination – and loss of retirement benefits – because he has refused to become a cooperating witness.  Today’s leak to the media would be designed to put further pressure on him to cooperate.

Also in this scenario, we haven’t seen any similar firing recommendations on Strzok, Page, Ohr or others because they are cooperating with those investigations.

Occam’s Razor would dictate that Option 3 is most likely to be true, because it is, at least on the surface, the simplest explanation.  But when you think below the surface, that doesn’t really explain why it is that bad actors who have been publicly identified by the AG and IG themselves – Strzok, Page and Ohr – remain employed at DOJ and the FBI, though in “reassigned” positions, and have had no similar OPR report against them leaked to the press.

The only two scenarios that take all of that into account are Option 2 and Option 4.  Just for fun, I’ll go with number 4.  We’ll know for sure soon enough.

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Jeff Sessions Dropped a Bomb – Hardly Anyone Noticed

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I’ve been traveling this week, so I just noticed this myself this afternoon.  In an interview with Fox New’s Shannon Bream Wednesday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped a bomb when, after asked about allegations that officials within the FBI and the DOJ had violated the FISA process in order to spy on the Trump Campaign, he said the following:

“I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ), to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.” 

Wait, what?  When did that happen?  Why all the secrecy?  What is this person’s name?  What else might the person be looking at?  Here are some thoughts on what the answers to those questions might be.

First, you have to look at this from Sessions’ point of view:  He leads the DOJ, and thus the FBI as well.  Having his own DOJ lawyers investigate the FBI and DOJ anti-Trump cabal’s abuses would present a clear conflict of interest, as I pointed out last week.

My bet is that he took this action after he became aware of potential FISA abuses shortly after he assumed office in March of last year.  At that point, during his first briefing with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, he would have been made aware of the IG’s investigation into the FISA and other related matters, and thus would have become aware that he had a set of truly bad actors in his midst.  That is likely something Sessions already suspected, since it had become obvious during his confirmation hearing that he had personally been under illegal surveillance, but a briefing from Horowitz would have confirmed that reality.

Sessions would not have wanted to formally appoint a special counsel at that time, because that is a very public act, one which requires the public identification of the person who was being named.  Remember also that, at that time, Horowitz’s own investigation had only been up and running for a few months, meaning that some of the bad actors we know about today had not yet been identified, or had cases fully developed against them.

Formally appointing a special counsel at that time would have given all of these people the chance to either flee, cover their tracks, or even lawyer up before cases could have been fully developed.  Remember that we have only begun to publicly find out people like Strzok, Ohr, Page, McCabe and Baker since the first of  December.  Remember also that the disciplinary actions taken against them have been designed to keep them close and controlled.

It is also very interesting to note that none of these and others who have been identified as bad actors have been quoted in the press at all.  This is in direct contrast to James Comey, who went around leaking and singing like a jaybird for a few months after President Trump fired his sorry butt, and who is about to release a book next month.

This silence by the other bad actors most likely means one of two things:  Either these people have lawyered up and are keeping quiet to protect themselves in preparation for being prosecuted, or they are actually cooperating with Horowitz and Sessions’ unnamed outside lawyer in their ongoing investigations.

The quote from Mr. Sessions is a clever reference to the fact that he has had an outside prosecutor working on all of this stuff for quite some time now.  It is also most likely another move to set the stage for the impending release of IG Horowitz’s own report.  Unlike Horowitz, this unidentified special prosecutor would have the power to convene a grand jury – and may have already done so – and quickly begin issuing subpoenas based on the recommendations contain in the Horowitz report.

Thus, Sessions next statement from the interview:

I am well aware we have a responsibility to insure the integrity of the FISA process. We’re not afraid to look at that. The inspector general — some think that our inspector general is not very strong; but he has almost 500 [employees], most of which are lawyers and prosecutors; and they are looking at the FISA process. We must make sure that it’s done properly, and we’re going to do that. And I’ll consider their request.

He’ll not only consider their request, he’s had a special prosecutor preparing the playing field for quick action on those requests for months now.

Clever.  Boom.

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How to Read Wednesday’s Trump Tweet About Jeff Sessions

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Let’s dissect a tweet issued by President Trump earlier today.  Here it is:

Attorney General Sessions issued the following statement a bit later:

“We have initiated the appropriate process that will ensure complaints against this Department will be fully and fairly acted upon if necessary,” Mr. Sessions said in his statement. “As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this Department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution.”

So, sounds like the Attorney General is back in the President’s doghouse, and that he’s pretty irritated with being called out by Mr. Trump in that way, right?  On the surface, that’s exactly what it sounds like.

But let’s think about what lies beneath the surface in this situation.

First, why not use Justice Department lawyers to investigate the…well, the Justice Department?  After all, that’s who was abusing the FISA process, at least according to the findings published by the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.  That would be sort of a conflict of interest, wouldn’t it?  Don’t you think the President, who spent 50 years in the business world, understands the concept of conflict of interest?  Of course he does.

Second, those DOJ lawyers have a pretty big investigation load going on already related to abuses during the Obama era.  Remember, over a 3-week period in December and January, AG Sessions announced his DOJ lawyers would be investigating Uranium One, the FBI’s sham investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email servers, the Clinton Foundation, and the Obama Administration’s refusal to prosecute members of the terrorist group Hezbollah in the interest of propping up its deal with Iran.  Don’t you think the President is aware of all of those ongoing investigations?  Of course he is.

Third, the IG is already investigating FBI and DOJ abuses in the investigation of the Clinton email scandal.  Oh, and by the way, the Hillary Clinton email scandal is directly linked to the FISA abuse scandal, given that both involve several of the same players at FBI, guys with names like Strzok, McCabe and Comey.  It is extremely likely that, during the course of his year-long investigation, IG Michael Horowitz has already been investigating the abuse of the FISA process – he could hardly help coming across evidence of wrongdoing in that case.  Don’t you think the President is aware of all of that?  Of course he is.

Fourth, yes, the IG does not have prosecutorial powers.  However, he does have the power to make criminal referrals to the Attorney General.  What is going to have more public credibility – indictments issued by the Republican DOJ attorneys working for a Republican AG, or indictments sought by the Republican AG on the advice of an IG who….

Fifth, yes IG Horowitz was appointed by Barack Hussein Obama, as the President conveniently reminds us in his tweet.

Sixth, while the fake news media and #neverTrump people who have been wrong about everything for the last three years always claim that the President just belches these things out on Twitter without giving them a moment’s thought, the truth is that we have found out repeatedly that there is pretty much always a method to his seeming madness; and

Seventh, there is this passage from the Sessions statement: “… this Department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner according to the law and Constitution.”  What could be more fair and impartial and in accordance with the law than relying on an Obama appointee with a spotless reputation for fairness and impartiality to conduct these investigations?  And who, by the way, every Democrat talking head on TV will spend the next week defending, precisely because of the President’s exchange with his Attorney General today.

 

Let me speculate what the method behind this particular tweet and the AG’s response might be:

  • I expect we are about to see IG Horowitz issue his report on his 14 month investigation into the Clinton email scandal soon, as in no later than a week from now;
  • I expect we are going to discover that his 14-month investigation covered a lot more ground than just the email scandal, and will likely include findings related to Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation and other matters that were very interrelated to the email scandal;
  • I expect the report will contain a raft of criminal referrals, and that AG Sessions will promptly act on those referrals;
  • I expect the fake news media is going to wail in protest and will naturally go after Horowitz,  but is going to have a pretty hard time convincing the public that the guy who was appointed by Barack Obama just spent 14 months dummying up a report at the behest of Donald Trump;
  • I expect that the President is actually pretty pleased with Sessions, and that if he was really as upset with his AG as he has pretended to be over the last 14 months and as mercurial as the fake news media like to portray him as being, he’d have fired Sessions in a fit of pique long ago.

That’s a lot of expectations out of a single tweet and a one-paragraph response, but as I said above, the President really doesn’t just toss stuff like this out onto his Twitter account for no reason.

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If Dissembling Were an Olympics Event, Adam Schiff and Scott Israel Would be Co-Gold Medal Winners

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The 2018 U.S. Winter Olympics team was a colossal flop, winning just 23 medals overall, the lowest U.S. total since 1998.  This comes despite the fact that the Games have been loaded up with junk sports over the last 20 years specifically in order to give the U.S. a shot at winning more medals, in hopes of boosting TV ratings.  Not surprisingly, the poor U.S. performance also led directly to these Olympic games setting new lows in terms of television audience.

But all is not lost, sports fans!   As The Simpsons eerily predicted 8 years ago, the U.S. men’s curling team was able to raise their brooms over their heads as they were awarded the gold medal for the first time ever!  It’s like they always say, if your nation’s main core competency in athletics is sliding a gigantic rock across 50 feet of ice while a guy clears its way with a broom, you are becoming Norway, which, as President Trump recently assured us, is definitely not a shithole country.  So we got that going for us.  #Winning!

While my website was down on Saturday, bug-eyed California Congressman Adam Schiff released his long-awaited “counter-memo” on FISA abuse to a public that is now obsessed with other matters.  The fact that Schiff took 2 weeks to edit a few sentences and remove some footnotes from his tome and then released it quietly on a Saturday – ensuring a minimum amount of news coverage – tells you all you really need to know about the thing.

The Democrats with press passes in the fake news media predictably hailed the Schiff memo as the word of god.  But basically, once you get past all the irrelevant fluff and attacks on President Donald Trump scattered throughout the thing, the Schiff memo simply confirms what Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy had already told us three weeks ago:  That the Obama Administration used the Fake Trump Dossier as its main basis for obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump Campaign, and later on the Trump Transition team; that the FBI and DOJ did not inform the court that the Dossier was paid for by the DNC and the Clinton Campaign;  that the information in the Dossier was unverified and was obtained by a British agent and sourced mainly from Russian agents; and that this process was repeated 4 times over a period of 9 months.

Schiff’s latest distraction not only does not dispute those key facts of wrongdoing by the Obama FBI and DOJ, it actively confirms them.  In response to Schiff’s laughable dud, Nunes issued a point-by-point dissection of thing, which everyone at CNN and MSNBC studiously ignored.  You can bet the balance of your 401(k) that Schiff, having created the misdirection he was shooting for, will now clam up like a mid-level mob operative and hope this particular aspect of the House Intelligence Committee’s work fades away.

Meanwhile, in Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, barely hours removed from hilariously bragging to fake CNN host Jake Tapper that he had provided “amazing leadership” in his duties as Sheriff, told a local NBC affiliate’s reporter that he’s just not responsible at all for the actions of his deputies.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up:  “As I said, I’m the Sheriff, my name’s on the door,” Israel said. “The people responsible are the ones who took the calls and didn’t follow up on them, as it was with the FBI, as it was with any person.  Leaders are responsible for the agency, but leaders are not responsible for a person.  I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility.”

As of early Monday morning, this aspiring circus clown still has his job, but one wonders whether the people of Florida have enough self-respect to allow that situation to last into Monday afternoon.  If Speaker of the Florida House Richard Corcoran has his way, it won’t.  Corcoran and 73 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday that demands he immediately suspend Israel for “dereliction of duty and incompetence.”  Although sheriffs in Florida are elected to their office, the state’s law does give the state’s governor the right to take such action.

Given that, to borrow one of Israel’s favorite words, it’s rather “amazing” that Governor Scott has waited this long to get this embarrassment to his state’s dissembling face off of America’s television sets.  No time like the present, Governor.  What are you waiting for?

Just another day in Winning Curling is still Winning America.

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Lisa Bloom Becomes A Strong Contender For The Title of Worst Person In The World

  • GOP Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker finally decided to stop their grandstanding and do the right thing on Friday, announcing they plan to vote in favor of the final tax bill reported out by the House/Senate Conference Committee.  With John McCain in the hospital and unlikely to be present to vote when the bill is brought to the floor next Tuesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needed at least one of the two holdouts in order to get to 50 votes.  Thus, unless something changes over the weekend, the GOP Senate Majority will finally, at long last, keep one promise its members have made to the American people.  How about that.
  • Congressional Democrat leaders of course continued their disgracefully false and inflammatory criticisms of the bill, with San Fran Nan leading the pack, calling it “daylight robbery.  And with every iteration, the GOP tax scam becomes even more cowardly, outrageous, dishonest, brazen theft from middle-class families, giving money from them to the richest people in our country and to corporations. It’s a monumental con job.”
  • In other words, everything the Republicans do is going to kill everybody:  Repealing Obamacare was going to kill everybody; pulling the U.S. out of the fraudulent Paris Climate Accords was going to kill everybody; building the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines is going to kill everybody; and now the tax bill is going to kill everybody.  If nothing else, the Democrats are at least consistent in their rank idiocy.
  • Meanwhile, President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three words), who has been extremely critical of the incredibly corrupt leadership at the FBI, went to speak at a ceremony for Quantico graduates.  When Attorney General Jeff “Sleepy” Sessions introduced him by saying “A few days ago, we were assembled in this auditorium and the announcement was made you would be attending and this room erupted with energy,” the assembled cadets and FBI field agents erupted with a rousing standing ovation.  No doubt FBI Super Duper Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress exchanged texts expressing their disapproval, and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe became quite sweaty.  Then again, he always seems to be quite sweaty.
  • Speaking of super duper people, how about that Lisa Bloom, huh?  What a gal, amiright?  Man, has she been in the news a lot lately.  First, she agrees to represent the detestable Harvey Weinstein and gets caught peddling damaging information on accuser Rose McGowan, not to mention allegations that she and Weinstein were offering bribes to some of his victims to stay quiet.
  • As if that wasn’t bad enough, on Friday Mizz Bloom was revealed to have been offering bribes…er, gobs of money during the 2016 election campaign to women if they would accuse then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual harassment.  Writing for The Hill, John Solomon and Alison Span – two of the handful of real, actual journalists still working in the national media today – report that one woman was repeatedly hounded by Mizz Bloom to come forward, with the money being offered to her rising from an initial $5,000 to a fairly amazing $750,000 before the pesky daughter of notorious hack Gloria Allred was finally convinced to just go away.   At one point, this woman told the reporters that Bloom flew all the way across the country to pester her while she was actually in the hospital.  My goodness.
  • Making this episode even more egregious, Bloom’s scam – which apparently included at least four potential accusers of Trump – involved securing the payola money from big Democrat donors, and then… wait for it…wait for it…TAKING A CUT FOR HERSELF!  Solomon and Span report that Bloom “acknowledged a standard part of her contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33 percent if she sold their stories to media outlets.” I swear I don’t make this stuff up – who could?
  • Bloom justified her exhorbitant cut by telling the reporters that “As a private law firm we have significant payroll, rent, taxes, insurance and other expenses every week, so an arrangement where we might receive some compensation to defray our costs seems reasonable to us and is agreed to by our clients.”  Holy cow.  But then, why would we expect anything else from the daughter of Gloria Allred?  This hot mess apple obviously did not fall far from the hot mess tree.
  • At this point, it is fair to say that Lisa Bloom has become a serious challenger to Cecile Richards for the title of Worst Person In The World.  Kim Jong Un is highly jealous.

Just another day in Hot Mess America.

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The Mueller Coup d’etat Unwinds a Little More

  • Heck, I didn’t know he’d gone anywhere. – The UK Metro is reporting this morning that the “comeback album” for white rapper Eminem – the natural inheritor of the proud legacy of the great Vanilla Ice (ok, I’m JK) – is not being well-received by what I have no doubt is his legion of fans.  The British writer says that the collection of what I guess are ‘songs’ is getting “quite a whammy of negative comments.”  And that just breaks my heart.  Can you tell?
  • I had no idea you could take the over/under bet on whether or not we go to war. – Senator Lindsey Graham is apparently angling for a future career as a Las Vegas bookmaker.  “I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Graham predicted in an interview with a fake reporter at The Atlantic. If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb—their seventh—“I would say 70 percent.”  So, if any of you are out in Vegas this weekend, put $100 down for me on the under.  I’ll pay you back.  No, really, seriously, I’m good for it.
  • Is there an over/under on the Mueller Investigation ever finding any evidence of actual “collusion”? – The slow-rolling coup d’etat led by Robert Mueller continued its unraveling on Thursday, as Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) released documents showing that the statement given by former FBI Director James Comey in July 2016, which “exonerated” Princess Pantsuit of wrongdoing in her blatantly illegal emailing activities was heavily edited.  More to the point, it was heavily edited and watered down during early May, two full months before Comey had even bothered to interview the Coughing Crook or about a dozen other key witnesses in the case.
  • The original text of the memo, written by Comey himself, states several times that the Fainting Felon was guilty of “gross negligence” in her handling of classified emails.  That’s important because, in the federal statutes, “gross negligence” in handling classified information happens to be a crime.  But the edits watered that charge down to “extreme carelessness”, to which the governing federal statues make no reference.  Voila!, the Cackling Candidate was magically exonerated.
  • The revelation of this editing process within a highly-politicized FBI does deep damage to the already tattered reputation of James Comey, who just happens to be a key witness in the Mueller witch hunt.  After all, the entire basis used by the oily Rod Rosenstein for the appointment of Mueller in the first place was Comey’s illegal leaking of his meeting notes to the New York Times for publication.  If Comey lied to the American people about what he had found during the Clinton investigation and when he found it, and lied to multiple congressional committees during testimony on the same subject matter, why would anyone believe anything else he has to say?  The man is obviously a skunk and a snake, the very worst kind of DC Swamp creature, which I told you all he was back in July 2016.
  • Coming as it does on the heels of so many other revelations this week about various players in the Mueller coup d’etat staff, even some hardcore Democrats are starting to come to the realization that Mueller’s own credibility has been irrevocably damaged.  One such hardcore Democrat is Mark Penn, who served as the head pollster for Bill Clinton, and also worked on Princess Pantsuit’s senate campaign.
  • Appearing on Fox News last night, Penn told host Martha MacCallum that he believes both Mueller and the FBI face a “crisis in public confidence.”  Penn cited a recent poll conducted by Harvard in which 54% of respondents agreed that Mueller himself has conflicts of interest that prevent him from conducting himself fairly, and a whopping 63% believe the FBI is stonewalling congress.  He also noted that this poll was conducted before this week’s flood of new revelations about the horrific behavior of FBI super agent Peter Strzok and various other players on the Mueller coup staff.
  • Folks, our country is in a major crisis.  It is in that crisis because the utterly corrupted leadership at the FBI and various intelligence agencies during the Obama Administration set themselves up as a de facto fourth branch of government, a branch unaccountable to anyone.  The evidence we now have at hand clearly shows that, early in 2016, that fourth branch engaged itself in a focused conspiracy in coordination with the Clinton Campaign and the DNC to try to deny Donald Trump the presidency.  After Trump won the election last November, that conspiracy morphed into a focused  effort to undermine him and to ultimately remove him from office.
  • The Harvard poll cited by Mr. Penn shows that, despite the best efforts of the fake news media to avoid reporting these realities, a clear majority of Americans have begun to figure this all out.  This is a big problem for Mr. Rosenstein and Mr. Mueller, because the flood of revelations isn’t going to slow down anytime soon,  and they really haven’t left themselves any easy way to end the conspiracy they’ve been leading without their own culpability being fully revealed.
  • The next few months are going to be a very interesting and perilous time for our country.  Better buckle up.

Just another day in the Coup keeps unwinding America.

That is all.

 

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That Sad Moment When You Realize The FBI Is As Fake As The Fake News Media

  • I want to believe in the FBI.  Hell, who doesn’t?  Who doesn’t want to believe that our nation’s highest federal law enforcement agency is a stand-up deal, that we can trust the agency and its leaders to be honest and do the right thing?  Of course we all hope that is the case.  Which is why it is so distressing this morning to learn that the FBI’s stonewalling of multiple court orders and congressional committees not only continues, but has in fact escalated.
  • Late on Monday, we learned that the Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, had suddenly and without real explanation cancelled his long-scheduled appearance to testify before the House  Intelligence Committee today.  There was no immediate response from anyone on the Committee, but Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted Monday night that “congressional sources” told him that a subpoena would likely be issued to try to compel his appearance.  That’s fairly ironic, since it took a threatened subpoena in early November to convince McCabe to agree to testify in the first place.
  • Pergram further reported that his sources believe McCabe cancelled his appearance due to  a concern that he would be questioned about Justice Department muckety-muck Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who we also learned on Monday worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign.  Ohr, of course, was recently “reassigned”, i.e., marginalized within the DOJ when it was learned that he held meetings with Fusion GPS – the firm that was hired by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC to collude with Russian officials to compile the fake Trump Dossier – throughout the 2016 election campaign.
  • So, because he was “concerned” that he might be forced to answer questions he obviously does not want to answer, McCabe apparently chose what has become FBI standard policy in 2017, which is to join the agency’s ever-growing stonewalling of any testimony or records production that might reveal the truth about what senior officials at the FBI and the DOJ were up to during the 2016 election cycle.
  • A DOJ spokesman is making the rounds of the TV morning shows claiming it’s all just an innocent “scheduling error,” but that’s just another obvious dodge.  How is any American supposed to have confidence in a “law-enforcement” agency whose obvious working policy is to blatantly and repeatedly stonewall efforts by others to discover if laws were violated?  It’s an absurd expectation that will only be complied with by those who have been brainwashed to believe anything their government tells them to believe.
  • Asking Americans to do that is no different than the hilariously absurd comment by Atlantic Editor David Frum on Sunday that “mistakes are precisely the reason people should trust the media…They get partial pieces of the truth. So in the process there are going to be overshoots and undershoots.”
  • Frum’s idiotic remarks would have some level of validity if there were ever any “undershoots.”  But what we see from our fake national news media where President Trump and his Administration is concerned is a constant stream of laughable “overshoots”, false reports that always, without exception, cast a negative light on the President.
  • Think about it:  over the past 2-1/2 years we have seen dozens, if not hundreds, of instances in which a fake reporter from a fake media outlet like the NYTimes, the WaPo, CNN, and NBC rushes to get out a “bombshell” report that is then repeated throughout the entirety of the fake media as “the beginning of the end for Donald Trump”, only to have said the fake media outlet who filed the initial report have to retract or “correct” it because it turned out to be entirely false.  We saw three such instances last week alone, and pretty much no week has gone by during 2017 in which we have not seen at least one example of this pattern taking place.
  • Yet, you would be at great pains to produce a single example over the last 30 months in which the fake news media made, in Frum’s parlance, a “mistake” that was false in a way that worked to the President’s benefit.
  • Here’s a clue for David Frum:  when a long series of events flow in only one direction, those events are not “mistakes”;  rather, they are the norm.
  • When it comes to the FBI or the fake news media, no American can trust them anymore.  The biggest “mistake” anyone can make is to try to defend their institutionalized behavior.

Just another day in fake FBI America.

That is all.

 

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