Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
With debates like this, who needs debates? – The only truly notable thing about last night’s debate between Ted Cruz and Irish Bob O’Rourke was the persistent gleam of Richard Nixon-like sweat that clung to the Irishman’s face throughout the festivities. O’Rourke led off with a line reminding the audience about the “Lyin’ Ted” nickname that Donald Trump had tagged Cruz with during 2016, but Cruz neutralized that by noting that that tactic was used on the advice of O’Rourke’s pollsters, which is no doubt true. Naturally, that did not prevent the newsfakers at CNN and other fake media outlets from using O’Rourke’s attack line in their headlines.
The moderators were a bad joke, failing to press the sweaty Democrat on his denial in the previous debate between the two that he fled the scene of the car wreck he caused while driving drunk in his younger days. Because of course they did.
By and large, the debate very predictably consisted of Cruz directly answering questions asked by the moderators in detail few politicians can match, and O’Rourke ducking and dodging with non-answers and dishonest talking points constructed for him by his pollsters and staff. Other than that, the only notable aspect of the debate was the constant sheen of moisture that clung to the pale face of O’Rourke, a stark contrast to the artificially-darkened mug that appears in his campaign ads.
Irish Bob came into this debate well behind in the race, and needing to smack a home run last night in order to have any real hope of prevailing on Election Day. As it was, he went 0-for-4 and looked really bad at the plate in doing so.
Game over. Let’s move on.
Oh, hey, the non-Roseanne Roseanne show premiered last night on ABC. – Yes, friends, the depraved monkeys who run ABC brought you the premiere of “The Conners” last night, and their depravity has reached such unenviable heights that they chose to kill Roseanne with… wait for it…oh, you have to wait for this one…AN OPIOID OVERDOSE!
Seriously, who is going to watch this crap?
Best Twitter meme of an incredibly hilarious Twitter day goes to…
C’mon, you gotta admit, that’s funny.
Meanwhile, over in “Russia Collusion” fantasy world… – In the latest in a string of clear signs that Robert Mueller is systematically winding down his fake “investigation”, Bloomberg is reporting this morning that the Special Counsel is in the final stages of preparing to issue his “key findings” soon after the mid-term elections have come and gone.
Hey, guess what? Election Day is now less than three weeks away.
The report, based as always on anonymous sources, i.e., leaks from the Special Counsel’s office, is careful to point out a fact that most folks are not aware of, but one that is very key to this particular situation:
That doesn’t necessarily mean Mueller’s findings would be made public if he doesn’t secure unsealed indictments. The regulations governing Mueller’s probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a special counsel’s supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.
Hey, remember last week when I told you that the reason why President Trump isn’t going to fire oily Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is because he has Rosenstein right where he wants him? Remember how I pointed out the reality that Rosenstein is desperate to prevent the declassification of the details of the FISA application that he himself signed? Well, here you go.
The reality here is that Mueller isn’t going to try to indict President Trump because President Trump did nothing wrong. Mueller has spent the last 16 months holding a huge bag of nothing where the President is concerned, and indicting a series of ham sandwiches and entrapping several people into process crimes instead.
Obviously, if Mueller and his evil minions aren’t able to secure any indictments alleging the non-existent crime of “collusion” or the ridiculous notion of a sitting POTUS committing “obstruction of justice” by firing an employee whom he has the express constitutional authority to fire for any reason whatsoever at any time of his choosing, President Trump is going to want the report from the Special Counsel’s office kept out of the public domain. The reason for this is quite clear: If the report makes it into the public domain, it would provide fodder for an almost limitless raft of fake stories in the fake news media. If there is no actionable violation of the law, why give these enemies of the people that opportunity?
The answer is, no responsible, ethical Justice Department would give them that chance. But President Trump is faced with an apparently asleep-at-the-wheel Attorney General and an utterly corrupt Deputy Attorney General. So, as is his life-long mode of operation, he is using leverage to encourage ethical behavior in this instance.
You probably shouldn’t expect to see the full declassification of that FISA application until Mueller has completely closed up his shop. And maybe not even then. Because President Trump, a fan of the Michael Corleone advice that “you keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” is keeping Rod Rosenstein very close indeed.
That is all.
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