Wednesday News Roundup: Ted Wheeler’s Mendacity and William Barr’s Unnoticed Bombshell

Let’s make a deal. – Here’s an idea: Let’s trade Portland and Seattle to China in exchange for Hong Kong and a player to be named later. Everybody involved would be happier. Think about it.

Wait. I thought these were “peaceful protests”??? – In a perhaps unconscious display of exactly how deceitful and despicable he and his fellow Democrats truly are, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler – along with a member of the city commission – requested a sit-down with Department of Homeland Security leadership “to discuss a ceasefire and removal of heightened federal forces from Portland.”

From a piece by KGW8 TV in Portland:

Monday evening’s statement is a turnabout for Wheeler, who previously said he wouldn’t meet with DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf even if he was invited.

Wheeler had a phone conversation with Wolf two weeks ago. He said he wanted federal officers off Portland streets, and then “asked him to clean up the graffiti on local federal facilities.”

Hardesty, a longtime police reform advocate, has also denounced federal officers being in Portland. She has also been critical of Wheeler’s leadership during the protests, even going as far as telling the mayor, who is also the police commissioner, that if he “can’t control the police, give me the Portland Police Bureau.”

Monday’s request also comes as reports indicate more federal officers are on their way to Portland. Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Washington Post reported President Donald Trump’s administration has deployed an additional 100 federal officers to protect federal buildings in downtown Portland, including the federal courthouse which has been the epicenter of nightly protests.


ummmm…does anyone else see the multiple inconsistencies here? First, if the protests are “peaceful” as Wheeler, his fellow Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the national news media like to claim, why is there any need for a “ceasefire”? Doesn’t the term “peaceful” imply that no hostilities are taking place?

Second, Wheeler, the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies continue to claim that these “peaceful protests” are entirely organic events with no organizing entities overseeing them and funding them. If that is the case, then how can anyone – much less Wheeler – claim to represent these unorganized, organic protesters?

Here is what is really happening here: The polls are starting to turn on the Democrats as more and more Americans are able to see video of the extremely violent riots that have been ongoing in Portland for more than 60 straight days now. The TV news operations continue to refuse to air those videos, but thanks to the work by real, working journalist Andy Ngo and others, millions and millions of Americans have been able to now see what is really taking place through social media channels.

As I have repeatedly pointed out, Democrats make literally every decision based on polling and focus groups, and they view the staging and funding of violent and destructive riots as just another tool in their toolbox of political tactics. Thus, these riots are fine with them until the polls start to go bad, as they are now finally doing. This is why the talking points suddenly switched late last week from outright denying that any violence was taking place to now attempting to blame all of the violence on the presence of federal personnel who are there to prevent the rioters from burning down the federal courthouse.

So, Wheeler now becomes the party’s point man in finding a semi-graceful way out, and a negotiation of a “ceasefire” is the new political tactic of the day. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf should simply inform Wheeler that his personnel will continue to do their jobs until the Portland police either get control of the situation themselves, or request the National Guard to come in and clean it all up.

There can be no compromise with Marxist insurrectionists, which is what the rioters and Wheeler himself are.

This supercut retweeted by President Trump this morning is fantastic:

A Barr bombshell goes largely unnoticed. – While the focus of coverage of the hearing yesterday is properly on the outrageous behavior of the committee Democrats, the single most important moment to me came during the exchange between Mr. Barr and Ohio Republican Jim Jordan.

That exchange included Mr. Barr informing Jordan that, in addition to the ongoing Durham investigation into the origins of Obamagate, he has yet another U.S. attorney in Texas looking into the rampant illegal unmasking effort targeting U.S. citizens that took place throughout the Obama Administration’s 8 long years in office.

Watch the clip – the key exchange takes place starting at the 1:27 mark:


Jordan: 38 people unmasked Michael Flynn’s name 49 times in a 2-month time frame. Seven people at the Treasury Department unmasked Michael Flynn’s name. Is this an issue that Mr. Durham is looking into?

Barr: I’ve asked another U.S. attorney to look into the issue of unmasking. Because of, you know, the high number of unmaskings, and some that do not readily appear to have been in the line of normal business.

Jordan: [Clearly surprised by this information] Wait, wait, I want to be clear. So there is another investigation specific to that issue that is ongoing at the Justice Department right now?

Barr: Yes.

Jordan: Wow, that’s great. So, Mr. Durham is looking at how the whole Trump/Russia thing started, you have another U.S. attorney – can you give us that U.S. attorney’s name? Is that something you’re comfortable doing, or…

Barr: John Bash of Texas.

Jordan: John Bash of Texas is looking specifically at the fact…

Barr: …at unmasking…

Jordan: …38 people, 49 times, unmasked Michael Flynn’s name, and probably other unmaskings that took place in the final days of the Obama/Biden administration. Is that accurate?

Barr: Actually, a much longer period of time.

Jordan: Even before that.

Barr: Yes.

Jordan: Thank you, Mr. Barr, I appreciate that. That is information that the Committee did not know.



So, why does this matter? I have written several times in the past about the fact that Obama’s final NSA Director, Admiral Mike Rogers, was that rarest of rare animals in the Obama administration: A true American patriot.

It was Admiral Rogers who first informed then-President-elect Trump that he and his transition team were being spied upon just days after the 2016 election. Rogers discussed that reality with Mr. Trump at Trump Tower, where the transition team was being housed. The very next day, Trump moved his team out to one of his New Jersey golf resorts where it remained until the inauguration.

Rogers had discovered the fact that Obama officials had used contractors working for the FBI and the various intelligence agencies to abuse the unmasking process, most likely going all the way back to 2009, through the use of many thousands of search queries into the NSA database. Upon making that discovery, Rogers immediately banned contractors from accessing that system, which was the reason why, from that point forward, you see Obama deploying all manner of his own officials at odd places like the Treasury Department, his UN Ambassador Samantha Power, his National Security Director Susan Rice, and even Vice President Joe Biden doing the unmaskings themselves.

NSA director Mike Rogers's remarkable comments about Trump's ...

Admiral Mike Rogers

We have also known for a couple of years now that this illegal spying was not limited to the Trump Campaign and Transition Team. The same was done to Republican presidential contenders Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and even to Democrat/Communist Bernie Sanders and his campaign. Indeed, this systematic and illegal abuse of the NSA database by contractors spying on domestic political enemies goes all the way back to Obama’s first year in office.

That, friends, is what U.S. Attorney John Bash of Texas is looking into.

So now the Democrats and their disgustingly corrupt toadies in the news media have one more target to demonize.

Isn’t it glorious?

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

58 thoughts on “Wednesday News Roundup: Ted Wheeler’s Mendacity and William Barr’s Unnoticed Bombshell

  1. davidfarrar - July 29, 2020

    If I was Pres. Trump, I would award retired NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, during a lavash “Rose Garden” ceremony, with the highest medal of honor possible for going above and beyond the call of duty for the actions he took from March to April 2016 on behalf of ‘We the People.’

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - July 29, 2020

      Excellent words of wisdom!

      I also hope he’s on speed dial at the DOJ with whatever reliable investigators are high enough on the food chain to receive classified information, and I hope he’s memorialized all the wrongdoing he’s witnessed. I understand he’s spoken with investigators – some time ago.

      1. jack johnson - July 29, 2020

        So we can expect a report and possible indictments in 2027….super! Yawn.

    2. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

      That will probably happen at some point. I think Rogers has been busy working with Durham and his team.

    3. steve - July 29, 2020

      Mike Rogers – true American hero.

  2. Jimmy MacAfee - July 29, 2020

    It’s not tick-toc; it’s drip, drip, drip, now turning to pour, pour pour. In case you didn’t get the illustration, think waterboarding. Starting with a drip on a face cloth, it increases and gives the feeling of drowning.

    Maybe none of you have been waterboarded, nor have you almost drowned, but I have: in a swim race, I was whacked in the head just as I finished exhaling, and inhaled water (probably a teaspoon full) that was enough to close down my throat. I cold not get air, and didn’t have enough air to blow it out. After struggling to stay afloat – without a lung full of air, I sink – I somehow rationalized the irrational: to let the water go down into my lungs. And so I did, and between a few inhales and coughs, I swam back to the start line. I wasn’t happy about things, especially getting hit in the head by a sloppy swimmer, but at least I was alive.

    The Left and their allies are being waterboarded, but the more ridiculous it gets, the more likely it will turn into a full-fledged drowning event. Not just the guilty parties in the FBI and CIA and DOJ, but a large segment of the government conspirators. And then we’ll watch them thrash and flail, because they’re not capable of just letting the water go down. And there will be a lot of drownings, because this is not a wet cloth over the face with poured water. This game is for keeps.

    Panic in D.C.

    1. prester khan - July 29, 2020

      Yes, this game is for keeps. Keep a good lookout for fatal “muggings” in good neighborhoods and “suicides” (two shots to the back of the head, overdoses by non-addicts, etc.)

  3. Jimmy MacAfee - July 29, 2020

    “I want to reclaim my time!” they say when they sit at the Judgment Seat.

    Sorry, it doesn’t work that way….next.

  4. Gregg - July 29, 2020

    I just hope Admiral Rogers, AG Barr, and all the other “white Hats”, and their families in this Obamagate scandal are well protected 24/7. We wouldn’t want any ‘untimely accidents’ or Arkancides…

  5. Mimi - July 29, 2020

    Um……. the news of this separate investigation into unmaskings has been out in the public domain for what, at least a month?

    1. Meremortal - July 29, 2020

      “Um……. the news of this separate investigation into unmaskings has been out in the public domain for what, at least a month?”

      But you couldn’t give link from a month ago showing that?


      1. David Blackmon - July 29, 2020

        um…the point is that it was news to this congressional committee, and news to the viewing public, which has been kept blissfully unaware of the entire unmasking issue by the mainstream, corrupt news media.

        But thanks for asking, jackass.

    2. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

      Why wasn’t JIm Jordan aware of it if it was, as you say, common knowledge out in the ‘public domain’?

  6. Jonesy - July 29, 2020

    Keep in mind folks, timing is everything. Barr has been coy about when the Durham investigation will be done, and now this second Bash investigation was mentioned. If Trump somehow does not win reelection (I think he will win), all of this grinds to a halt.

    Even considering ideal outcomes, criminal referrals, indictments, etc, will take time to prosecute, probably well into Trump’s 2nd term. The left will likely portray him as a vengeful dictator the entire time. Is the public going to have the appetite to support this effort? Remains to be seen.

  7. phineas gage - July 29, 2020
    1. brian - July 29, 2020

      Yeah… love the reply…

      Isn’t this the one that threw up the policy that wasn’t policy??

      1. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

        Yes, it was this one:

        Dean is not one of the sharper knives in the drawer. But then again, they are all reading scripts, with a rehearsed strategy to prevent Barr from answering their ridiculous staged questions. But I’d say he got his and then some.

        1. brian - July 29, 2020

          “Dean is not one of the sharper knives in the drawer”

          Well when the dream team consists giants like hank, eric swallswell, jackson-lee, nadless, its easy to see that there are NO sharp knives in the lot. More like the rubber spoons you give to toddlers learning to eat with utensils.

          I don’t know that I’d have had the patience Barr had. But… he did have his moments of firing back…

          1. Silas - July 29, 2020

            She looked so familiar and I was racking my brain who it was she reminded me of and then the name poppedinto my head:
            Christiine Blaisley Ford!

  8. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

    In my opinion, what the Dems internal polls are saying is that they are losing the white female vote as well as a surprisingly large percentage of the black male and Hispanic vote, a level that is not compatible with standing any reasonable chance in the election against Trump.

    Their problem is that it is not possible to undo what they have already done. And the Marxist goons are loose and cannot be put back into the bottle. Their insane base is now dragging them down.

    1. brian - July 29, 2020

      In for a penny in for a pound… IMO, I think they not only lost control but they’ll have one of two choices.

      1. Step in and put a stop to the rioters, etc. Which they can’t do because it will vindicate Trump and seriously damage their maxist brand.

      2. Escalate. IMO, this is the track they will take. To numb the public and the messaging will be the demoncraps will the the ‘law & order’ party and its will all go away if gropey joe is elected. These people HAVE NO message and have to steal everything. Which is why I think they’ll steal the law & order messaging and stay silent on the rioting myth.

      1. Silas - July 29, 2020

        I don’t think them taking the tack of law and order will go well for them. All Trump has to do is produce an ad showing the abundant footage of riots and lawlessness in dim cities and run a chiron across the bottom pointing out that this is from dim cities summer of 2020 and that if they are for law and order why are their cities over run with lawlessness.

        The demoncrats in general have been producing a plethroa of campaign ad material for the President this summer. And the House Judicary Committee Inquisition of Barr yesterday will be epic material to point out just how petty and vinfictive they will be if left in charge.

        1. brian - July 29, 2020

          I didn’t say the demoncraps were smart… yesterdays ‘listening; was pretty much the nail in the coffin demonstrating their intellectual prowess.

          They’ll try the quell by ‘cease fire’ and crow that they are the preferred party because they accomplish peace by peaceful means and not the jack booted Trump method. Even tho obozo sent in troops, but pretend that never happened…. imo

          1. Silas - July 29, 2020

            The anarchist genie is out of the bottle. They will soon find out that antifa will not co-operate with them when it comes to a cease fire. They are now focused on winning by any means as they were taught by their creators. You are spot on that they aren’t smart. As Ron White has said “You can’t fix stupid.”

  9. Ben Colder - July 29, 2020

    I have never had any respect for that fool Nadler and after yesterday that has turned to utter contempt for the whole dem/communist party.These bastards are trying to bring down our whole government and our very way of living.What will it take to wake voters up?They tried to make a fool or AG Barr and all they did was show what the dem/communists are nothing but out and out communists .The democrat party is dead.

  10. brian - July 29, 2020

    What I thought was epic was when nadless stopped to chastise the Republicans for disregarding ‘health’ edicts… Nadless giving health advice… rotflomao… a true snort moment.

  11. Michael Zimmerman - July 29, 2020

    “So, Wheeler now becomes the party’s point man in finding a semi-graceful way out, and a negotiation of a “ceasefire” is the new political tactic of the day.” I think pivot man is a better description for the Dems.

  12. Jerry S - July 29, 2020

    Yesterday when Barr ask for a bathroom break and was shouted down by the Penguin, I would have stood up and urinated on the floor and then resumed my testimony.

    1. Jonesy - July 29, 2020

      The Penguin….lol. Love it!

    2. brian - July 29, 2020

      Holy herring choker batman!!!!

  13. Craig - July 29, 2020

    None of this amount to anything if we don’t see prosecutions against the coup players begin before the election. I’d love to be wrong but the democrats will be cheating as hard as they can and the Right side will need all the encouragement it can get to get out and vote.

    1. brian - July 29, 2020

      The demoncrap have much experience in cheating which is why its imperative for ALL conservatives to get their circle around them to vote, period. The Trump will win by a landslide messaging is damaging and shouldn’t be used. imo It gives people an out to not go vote.

      The US of A literally IS the last bastion of freedom. Which is why the forces of hell and the demoncraps are fighting so hard to destroy it. Why do you think demoncraps are continuing to suppress by any means ANY treatments that stop the covid panic?? They HAVE to keep the covid alive to justify the mail-in-vote they are vehemently working hard to establish. The easiest method of stealing an election. These people are children of their father, the destroyer, the liar from the beginning, and they will willingly carry out everything he stands for. evil to the core.

      So yes… the future of the US and freedom is in jeopardy like no other time and yes… vote like you life depends on it… because it does.

      Its a soft war… for now

  14. prester khan - July 29, 2020

    Thank you for pointing out this bombshell. I watched the hearing and was glad that I was not in AG Barr’s seat – because I would have said some inappropriate things. I did catch the implications of his statement when he made it, but have since seen reports that did not catch the significance of the information.

    Chairman Nadler also had a quotable moment. Unfortunately I can’t point to the exact time and can only remember the approximate quote, but I think it was in response to Rep Jordan complaining about the treatment of AG Barr when Rep Nadler said something like “What you want doesn’t matter.” This statement summed up the hearing succinctly, and in fact sums up the Democrat majority’s attitude as well.

  15. Zaphod Beeblebrox - July 29, 2020

    Das Radio played audio of commie ownage by Barr of the CPUSA comrades.
    It gave me some hope for a few seconds.
    Whenever I need a good laugh I just think of those genetic misfires running the failed utopias in Portland and Minnesomalia.
    Gut busting belly laughs erupt when I think of them getting booed by the comrades.
    Only dim witted dullards think that the crocodile will eat them last.

  16. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

    The Left has seriously misplayed this and they are in for a big surprise:

    1. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

      Sorry, I always screw up with YouTube links:

      1. Silas - July 29, 2020

        Tere are many like her and the dims are going to soon out find out bigly just how many.

      2. brian - July 29, 2020

        boom… she should have dropped the mike…

  17. Tick Tock - July 29, 2020

    “Let’s make a deal. – Here’s an idea: Let’s trade Portland and Seattle to China in exchange for Hong Kong and a player to be named later. Everybody involved would be happier. Think about it.”

    I have a better idea and I think no one will argue. Forget about Hong Kong, they are only trouble.. But lets’s trade Washington, Oregon and California West of the Cascades, Sierra Nevadas etc and just expect friendly relations with the Capitalist Commie Chinese in exchange. Maybe with this deal we could get Taiwan and a couple other good will gestures. Then Antifa and western state BLM can get an upfront and personal view of oppression Asian Style.

    1. Silas - July 29, 2020

      Thanks for throwing those of who live on the west coast under the bus. The I5 corridor of all three states run them. Those of us who live outside of the corridor do our best to survive here, but I can gaurantee that we will fight if needs be when the bastards come for us. And let me also point out they will coming for you and everybody else that doesn’t think the right way as well. They are the real zombie apocalypse. Not some make believe horror zombie.

      1. Gregg - July 30, 2020

        To you and Brian,

        I’d love to have you two as neighbors in TN. Regardless what it may cost to get the hell out of “Cannucistan” and the People’s Republic of Oregon, it my well be worth it.

        And Silas, you are so right, Rep. Dean could be Christine Ballsey-Ford’ sister, maybe even a twin. I’ve got to talk to my brother as she is his congressman from north of Philadelphia.

  18. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

    And this:

    The media is selling you an illusion.

  19. Silas - July 29, 2020

    So, our benevolent dictator, Wreck It Kate Brown has negotiated a withdrawal of Federal LEOs from the downtown Portland area in exchange for Oregon State Police to patrol and protect the federal buildings.

    Governor Kate Brown
    Jul 29, 2020
    After my discussions with VP Pence and others, the federal government has agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland. They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence. Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland.

    Any takers as to how long the violence will be gone before it starts up again? I say it won’t end. The sociopaths and pyschopaths won’t stop until the Federal Court Building is a burned out husk. She will own this now and see just hard it is to put down the monster Ted Wheeler and she have made.

    1. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

      Yes, the anarchist mob will interpret this as a victory and ramp it up further.

      Trump has quite skillfully trapped the mayor and governor in their own web of lies.

      1. Silas - July 29, 2020

        The only occupying force in Portland is antifa, which she and the OSP will find out in short order. My heart goes out to the State Troopers. The recent governors here have kept them short of funds and manpower for decades and yet they still show up and do their job. I pray for their safety. She is sending them into a war zone and the real occupying force will show them no mercy as well.

  20. Silas - July 29, 2020

    Holy shite! has hit a nerve with the SJWs

  21. phineas gage - July 29, 2020

    Pretty soon it will be time for the Seinfeld line about how your first birthday and your 90th birthday are very similar:

    1. Gregg - July 29, 2020

      Pretty bad when you have to tell the audience when you are making a joke ten seconds into you presentation.

  22. Silas - July 29, 2020

    Recently we were talking about soembody off the radar being a key player in the whole unmasking story. I seem to remember somebody producing like 60 hards drives worth of evidence to the FBI and never have heard a word about them since. He was some contractor as I recall. Of course it could have been about some other Obama admin scandal. There were so many of them.

  23. JulianusRex - July 29, 2020

    Unless there are indictments before the election this is all for nothing.

  24. brian - July 29, 2020

    So Louie Gohmert asked Barr if Bruse Orr still worked for the FBI. Barr corrected him by stating he works for the DoJ and then stated he can’t comment on personnel matters.

    So curious, knowing everything about the cabal, why is this guy still working for the DoJ or any government agency???

    At about the 1:30 mark Sen Buck asks Barr about tools like rico.

    Buck, General Barr this has to stop. We can’t let antifa continue terrorizing our country.. Can you please tell us about the appropriate use of criminal and civil rico statutes to address violent criminal groups like antifa.

    Barr: In the wake of the beginning of these riots I asked our joint terrorism task forces, the FBI’s joint terrorism task forces around the country to be our principle means of developing evidence and prosecuting violent extremist terrorists who are involved in these activities. And one of these tools obviously we would use is rico which can be used against an organization. But that doesn’t mean that we have a current rico case pending

    Buck: Ok, and I thank the gentleman…

    So is this no DoJ rico investigation?? But maybe another agency rico is going on?? Thoughts…

  25. brian - July 29, 2020

    Another oddity… The police are backing out of protecting the DNC convention. Why would the DNC need police protection when protesters are mostly peaceful!?!?

    We know that those evil right wing protesters can’t be trusted to protest right because they never spray paint graffiti, or throw items like feces, rocks, bricks or frozen water bottles. They always clean up after themselves, they’re disgusting polite raaaacists, bigots, homophobic istaphob-phobaphobs that leave the protest to early.

    Just weird how demoncraps hate police then spaz when the police won’t protect them. …

  26. marty lopez - July 29, 2020

    Does any of this mean that anyone actually expects Barr is goingto do something? Well do you? If your answer is yes, when might that be?

  27. jakee308 - July 29, 2020

    All the investigations in the world don’t mean a thing if no one is named and indicted for their conduct. At the very least they should have their pensions revoked. This is the big dud that is coming perhaps after the election IF Trump is reelected..

    Sad to say it’s all one big kabuki dance to run out the clock. Barr is a clever man. Show up the buffoons in Congress and let everyone get misdirected off the fact that after all these months we have zero accountability and no known timeline of when there ever will be.

    Jam tomorrow. Never jam today.

  28. Gregg - July 30, 2020

    Marty and Jakee,

    In the past, I have expressed my doubts about any accountability, but too much is and has been happening for something NOT to happen. Just the fact that Comey, Crapper, and Brennan are so silent speaks volumes and the fact that there are no leaks is very significant. Hopefully some RINOs and Never-Tumpers will also be exposed as they are even more dangerous than the Dems.

    Will there be much deserved FS and or hard labor for these criminals? Probably not, but I really do believe this whole blivit is going to explode all over ‘the One’, Walking Eagle, and GO-JO(e) Brain Biden, who are probably the three most corrupt politicians in American History – and that is really saying a lot.

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