Saturday News Roundup: Trump Trolls the Press as Portland Spirals out of Control

Let’s start with this bit of hilarity from President Donald Trump at his impromptu press conference last night:

I’ve watched it 20 times and still laugh out loud.

The trouble with Susan Rice is that she’s a liar and probably a criminal. – Other than that, she’d make a great vice president. At least, the Democrats appear to think so, with rumors continuing to swirl that she now leads the horse race to become Joe Biden’s designated successor, er, “running mate.”

Writing at RealClearInvestigation, Eric Felton published a terrific expose’ of how Rice’s serial lies could ultimately lead to her prosecution.

Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

Susan Rice, the vice presidential contender with a high-profile history of questionable public statements, has another dubious claim in her past that until now has escaped scrutiny. Rice swore under oath that as President Obama’s national security adviser she was never told about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. But former FBI Director James Comey testified that Rice was present when he informed Obama all about Crossfire Hurricane just weeks after the investigation was launched.

James Comey: His account of telling the White House about Crossfire Hurricane differs markedly from Susan Rice’s recollection. She testified: “We were not informed by Director Comey or the attorney general that there was an active investigation of anybody in the Trump orbit.”

The contradiction could lead to charges that Rice lied to Congress about a topic still of intense interest to investigators: How actively involved in the effort to spy on the Trump campaign was the inner circle of the Obama White House, including the president himself? More immediately, the question of whether Rice told the truth on Capitol Hill might damage her bid to join Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket.

Rice earned a reputation for shading the truth after the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She was famously dispatched to five different Sunday morning news shows to repeat false talking points: that the mob that killed four Americans – including Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens – was merely reacting to an obscure YouTube video mocking Islam.

Questions about her forthrightness were redoubled when Senate investigators found that, in the waning minutes of the Obama administration, Rice wrote a curious “memo to the file.” She sent an email to herself on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, and in it claimed that Obama had insisted that everything to do with Russia, whether law enforcement or counterintelligence, be done “by the book.”

President Obama and Rice: Both were present at a meeting where, the FBI’s Comey said, the Trump-Russia probe was discussed at its outset. She denied knowing about it.

Asked about that memo later, Rice insisted she knew nothing about the FBI’s counterintelligence probe regarding Trump and Russia, let alone anything that could be characterized as spying on the incoming administration. She had her lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, write a letter to Sens. Charles Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, and Sheldon Whitehouse. “While serving as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Rice was not briefed on the existence of any FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia,” Ruemmler wrote, “and she later learned of the fact of this investigation from Director Comey’s subsequent public testimony” – testimony that didn’t occur until March 20, 2017

On Wednesday, September 8, 2017, Rice repeated that she knew nothing of the FBI’s investigation while in the White House. This time she made the claim under oath.

Rice was at the Capitol, sitting in a secure room used by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The official reason for the interview was to ask what the Obama administration had done to thwart Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Behind those questions was a different query: Had Barack Obama’s team used the power of the presidency to spy on and smear the Trump campaign?

With the expectation of facing unfriendly questions, Rice arrived with two attorneys from the law firm Latham & Watkins.

Adam Schiff: “… [W]ould Director Comey brief you on the progress of his investigation?” he asked Rice. “No,” replied Rice under oath.

The Republican staffer running the interview emphasized to Rice the importance of telling the truth: “You are reminded that it is unlawful to deliberately provide false information to members of Congress or staff.” She was asked to raise her right hand and take an oath: “Madam Ambassador, do you swear or affirm that the testimony you’re about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”

“I do,” Rice said.

[End]

Go read the full piece, and then you will fully understand why the Obama Cabal wants Rice to be on the ticket as a means of self-preservation.

Kristi Noem is a boss. – God Bless South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who has stood out among all of the nation’s 50 governors with her tremendous leadership through the China Virus pandemic. Her state was never shut down, has never had a mask mandate, has never had travel restrictions, has never had a shelter-in-place order, and has seen the best results in the entire country, perhaps in the world.

As other states have witnessed their convention industries literally go up in smoke, Noem’s leadership made it possible for President Trump to stage the magnificent tribute to America at Mount Rushmore on July 3. This weekend, that same leadership has set the stage for this to happen:

Thanks to Governor Noem’s leadership, the people of South Dakota are still living their best lives, and that fact will be celebrated by a quarter of a million bikers this week.

America.

Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon… – We go from the best example of real leadership in a crisis our country has to offer directly to the very worst example, in Ted Wheeler’s communist republic of Portland. There, as we mentioned yesterday, the Democrat Party-sponsored rioters have now expanded their base of destruction to include not just the city center, but now at least one residential area as well, as state and local police continue to be hamstrung by Wheeler and communist Democrat Governor Kate Brown.

Here are examples of last night’s mayhem, chronicled as usual by real journalist Andy Ngo:

Here’s a notice sent out to residents of that neighborhood – I’m sure this made them feel so much better:

Hooboy.

But the rioters of course remained active in the downtown area as well:

Look, this is spiraling completely out of control now. Unless Brown and Wheeler release the state and local LEOs to really do their jobs using all riot control tools at their disposal, the rioters will only continue to expand their operations into additional areas of the city. It is one thing to sit back and allow these goons to occupy and destroy public property: It is quite another thing to let them do the same things in residential areas where the lives of private citizens and their children come into risk.

If the communist Democrats won’t stop this, then the President must do it for them, regardless of any political considerations. The separation of powers only works when the people holding power in a given jurisdiction are well-meaning Americans. That obviously is no longer the case in Portland.

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.

27 thoughts on “Saturday News Roundup: Trump Trolls the Press as Portland Spirals out of Control

  1. phineas gage - August 8, 2020

    Rice also is seen by the Hillary camp as a turncoat, so there may be unfriendly internal fire as well.

    Per your excerpt from Felton, the rumors are that the Obama cabal scuttled Bass to advance Rice.

    1. marty lopez - August 8, 2020

      Rice was advanced because no one else wanted to go out and lie all over Sunday morning. Rice was ambitious enough to just go for it. Batta boom promotion

  2. phineas gage - August 8, 2020

    I think Noem has a strong political future. My guess is that the first female president will happen soon, but from the GOP side.

    1. jack johnson - August 9, 2020

      Couldn`t agree more….I would love to see a “Noem/ Grenell” ticket in 2024

  3. phineas gage - August 8, 2020

    Things are unfolding in Portland pretty much as Silas has predicted.

    If the residential violence expands, I believe there will be federal intervention.

    And at this point, the politics are clearly on the side of Trump.

    1. Silas - August 8, 2020

      I would truly like to be wrong on this. If we had real leaders for a Governor and Mayor, this would have been put down long ago. They’ve painted themselves into a corner and won’t do what needs to be done out of fear they’ll lose their poltical base. I think they already have.

    2. marty lopez - August 8, 2020

      Portland can be solved in a heartbeat. Send in the bikers from Sturgis and tell them to go “A-wilding.” We’d show Antifa what violence really looks like

  4. phineas gage - August 8, 2020

    Kanye 2020 = liberal cognitive dissonance:

    https://twitter.com/ali/status/1291794978461700096

  5. Billy Pilgrim - August 8, 2020

    Comradette Kommissarina Rice will send a CYA email to her self regarding the VP position under Gropin’ Joe.
    South Dakota just got added to the bucket list.
    Trump is Jedi Supreme at trolling the CPUSA and their puny intellects don’t have the cognitive capacity to handle it.
    Portlandistan and Sheattle? No thanks.

  6. Libsick - August 8, 2020

    Let them destroy everything in their wake. This is what the loyal liberals in Portland voted for. Let them enjoy the results of their vote.

    1. Silas - August 8, 2020

      As I said yesterday, the demoncrats would gladly rule over a nation of scorched earth and ashes if it means they maintain their power and control.

  7. brian - August 8, 2020

    “Governor Noem’s leadership, the people of South Dakota are still living their best lives”

    Pretty sad when its the women taking the lead and demonstrating REAL leadership. No, not saying women shouldn’t/can’t lead, but when the feckless men aren’t willing to step up to the plate and do the hard thing, lead, then they should resign.

    “another thing to let them do the same things in residential areas where the lives of private citizens and their children come into risk.”

    I guess the residents need to band together and defend their property. When these thugs can’t go into residential neighborhoods because citizens living there push them out, they’ll stay to their cesspools in the city. If people won’t band together and defend their property and themselves… then they get what they sew.

    1. Silas - August 8, 2020

      Decades of cop shows have brainwashed the masses into thinking they’ll be safe and secure with the police on the job. This is teaching them reality. Those who are realists know the police are always too far away when you really need them, And when you have a mayor who won’t let them do their job it only gets worse. I fully expect some shooting to start in the neighnorhoods as antifa keeps pushing out. it’s just a matter of time before they cross paths with the wrong person.
      We’ll see how they like it when folks in the neighborhood say “didn’t see shit” because some of the antifa got shot up.

      1. Bob - August 10, 2020

        When you need help in seconds, the police are only minutes away.

  8. David Burgess - August 8, 2020

    “Rice earned a reputation for shading the truth after the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She was famously dispatched to five different Sunday morning news shows to repeat false talking points: that the mob that killed four Americans – ”
    Now there’s a great example of politically correctly calling her a bald faced liar.

  9. Gregg - August 8, 2020

    “The trouble with Susan Rice is that she’s a liar and probably a criminal. – Other than that, she’d make a great vice president. At least, the Democrats appear to think so, with rumors continuing to swirl that she now leads the horse race to become Joe Biden’s designated successor, er, “running mate.””

    Horse race? More like a donkey (the Dem Party symbol) crawl. And the current leading Jackass of them all, at least as a figurehead, is Gaffe O. Joe Biden himself.

    ***

    And, another thought:

    “If the communist Democrats won’t stop this, then the President must do it for them, regardless of any political considerations.”

    At this point, I don’t think so. I think he is biding his time waiting for the situation to become so bad, so chaotic, that the blue ‘leaders’ will have to beg Trump and the Federal Government for drastic assistance along the lines of a FEMA type disaster declaration request. Another part of the deal will be the requirement of the Dem hierarchy to shut down their media minions with all, and I mean ALL of their negative false Bull-Schiff ‘coverage’. The monolithic media message will change when their bosses tell them to change it.

    This will only happen when enough blue state/city people tell/demand the duh Blasios and the wheelers and the city councils, and the governors of the blue world to STOP this in massive numbers.

    This can happen as was seen yesterday when Gov Fredo changed course and said the schools will open…. In the case of the real hot spots, the triggering event might have to be a couple of dozen, maybe a hundred rioters getting planted by ordinary citizens defending their property.

    At that point the local and state LEO’s will have to make the decision to become either Sgt. Schultzes – see, hear, know, say nothing – or become the state’s modern day SS. I’m betting most will become Schultz, because they don’t want to have everyone against them – especially the vast majority of the heretofore peaceful law abiding citizens. What “good” cop in their right mind would lift a finger to follow the edicts of duh Blasio or Wheeler and arrest and bring forth charges against anyone to become victims of the kangaroo (Sorass) prosecutors in these hellholes?

    The “good” police, and the ‘good” teachers had better be doing some real sole-searching and figure out what side of history they want to be on.

    1. brian - August 8, 2020

      I’m inclined to believe the same… Trump will let them stew,crock pot style, until they beg for help. When the communists do this their media WILL have to go along, which they’ll change midstream to say Trump didn’t act soon enough. You can’t win with these communists.

      What LEO would step into the middle of a shooting range?!?!? Even Shultzie isn’t that dumb. Any of the real LEO’s that are there to actually serve the public, you have two difficult choices. Stand by and allow the criminals to harm citizens, or move to a red state. Go where you are appreciated…. just my opinion tho.

    2. marty lopez - August 8, 2020

      All the Democrats best officals have always been and continue to be liars and probably criminals. Some we can even prove are both. Bill and Hillary Clinton, Obama and Biden.

  10. Silas - August 8, 2020

    The President should redefine all his rallys as peaceful protests. The press will shite itself over that 24/7.

    1. brian - August 8, 2020

      I wish there were a Thumbs up feature… I’d give you ten right off the top…

  11. Silas - August 8, 2020

    Off Topic

    So on the 28th of June I applied for an account on Zero Hedge’s comments forum. I got an email saying it was pending approval. Thus far nary a word since. Guess my reputation proceeds me.
    lol

  12. Silas - August 8, 2020

    As a supposed “expert” Turley is sometimes more of a dope.

    “Notably, many liberals celebrating James’ attack on the NRA were recently condemning Trump for seeking to declare the radical movement antifa as a terrorist organization. They were as right then as they are wrong now. This week, I testified in the Senate in opposition to making such a declaration for antifa. Although I have been a vocal critic of antifa, I believe this is a dangerous power for the government to wield against organizations engaged in political advocacy.”

    Rioting, destroying public and private property and assaulting citizens is not politcal advocacy.

    Dumbass.

    Source article

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/511155-the-tragic-irony-of-the-new-york-state-lawsuit-against-the-national-rifle-association?utm_source=whatfinger

  13. Silas - August 8, 2020

    heh heh heh! Reddit got hacked and the secm didn’t cover it, I wonder why?

    https://www.cnet.com/news/hackers-flood-dozens-of-reddit-communities-with-pro-trump-posts/?utm_source=whatfinger#

  14. Dorothy - August 8, 2020

    Enough with the Live-Acton Role Playing (LARP)–use the WATER CANNON, also nail the guys producing their drumbeat soundtrack . . .silence it. Hit ’em hard, hit ’em fast, arrest and jail the survivors. Then, follow their funding back to its source.

  15. brian - August 8, 2020

    Well if this doesn’t brighten your evening nothing will… Say goodbye to more than a few demoncraps and rinos…

    https://www.ourgreatawakening.org/182771-sealed-indictments-being-unsealed/?utm_source=whatfinger

    HEAR THAT FLUSHING SOUND!?!? Heres an opportunity for some good conservative people to step up and fill these positions. Its a gift… take advantage of it.

  16. Ben Colder - August 9, 2020

    If Biteme picks Rice as his VP it will be a dem/communist ticket made in communist heaven two known liars on the same ticket.How anyone in their right mind can vote for this old lyin fool is way beyond my pay grade.Trump on his worst day is far better than old sniffer feelum up senile Joe is on any day.The dem/communists have lost their minds I hope.

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