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“This is Gonna be a Bang-Bang Couple of Weeks” – Joe diGenova

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

In case you missed it, take 10 minutes out of your day to watch the clip below. – Laura Ingraham had Rudy Giuliani and Joe diGenova on together for a 9 minute segment Tuesday night, and both men were very blunt in their assessments of the sordid behavior of Nancy Pelosi and her House Circus Clown caucus, the status of the fake impeachment process, and of the Barr/Durham investigation, among several other topics.

Here’s the clip:

For those of you who still like to read stuff, here are some key quotes from Giuliani and diGenova:

Giuliani: “I would love to testify [before the House Intel Committee], give me a half hour to point out  ‘Biden inc.’. Four decades of crime. I’d love to do it.”

Giuliani: [After seeing clip of Cory Booker saying he’d love to question Giuliani if he testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee] “I have to go into the arena with Spartacus? Gee, I don’t know if I could handle it. I mean, he’s a really tough guy. I don’t know. Man, he really scares me.

“He was a terrible mayor. I was a mayor of a city [New York] and I turned it around. He was a mayor and the city [Newark] had more crime when he left than when he came in.”

diGenova: “This is why this notion that you are going to keep these witnesses identities secret, while they are trying to nullify an election, commit regicide, and remove a president of the United States is ludicrous. Everybody knows that in all likelihood, Fusion GPS was involved with this person, this ‘anonymous informant’ – I refuse to call him a whistleblower because he is not a whistleblower under the law – and everybody knows that there is a former FBI agent[!] who worked with this whistleblower, as he is now called.

“So, we’re going to learn a lot about the fact that this person never wrote this document, this was drafted by a committee of political consultants and researchers and people affiliated with the Democrat National Committee.

Giuliani: “Adam Schiff is a witness. You can’t preside over a hearing where you’re a witness. Also, how can it be possible that we can’t test the credibility of these witnesses? You can’t come to a conclusion unless you can test credibility. For example, this law firm – Campos, Dampos or whatever the name of it is – was offering money to people. They were offering help with your mortgage, expenses, they were bribing the witnesses to come forward. You don’t think I’d want to cross examine the witness with that?”

diGenova: “Here’s the deal. This [IC] Inspector General is a moron. When he wrote that analysis he was wrong about the law, this was not a ‘matter of grave concern,’ he got slapped down so badly by the office of legal counsel when they analyzed the facts. This guy, Michael Atkinson, is a moron. There is no way around how bad a job he did. He’s an embarrassment to the inspector general cadre.”

Giuliani: “I’d just like to explain to ‘little Schiff’ that propounding and presenting a false narrative of someone’s guilt is called obstructing justice. He did it. He did it right in front of the American people, he did it for about 20 minutes. And he did it again, earlier, when he said he had evidence of ‘Russia collusion’. Where’s your evidence, Schiff? You’re a liar – I’m calling you out as a liar. Where’s your evidence?”

diGenova: “If it weren’t for double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all. This is just insanity…that tape of Schiff, just watching him, bug-eyed, performing like a loon, and watching him pronounce these nostrums that are stupid and unsupportable legally, this is the chairman of a major committee, and Pelosi, you know, trying to keep her dentures in her mouth while she’s talking to him, is just there, abiding by this, it’s outrageous.”

Giuliani: “And it would be funny if it wasn’t such a horrible, horrible trashing of our constitution.”

diGenova: [Asked how confident he is that big things are coming from IG Horowitz’s report and the Barr/Durham investigation] “This is gonna be a bang-bang couple of weeks.”

There’s much more in there, so please watch the whole thing. The fun is just beginning.

That is all.

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Tuesday Produced a Cluster Boom in the Nation’s Capitol

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Those loud noises you heard last night were bombshells dropping all over the nation’s capitol.  –  Every day the last four years has been a busy news day, but it’s hard to remember one as busy as Tuesday. Let’s review some of the action:

Get ready for Hillary III – She’s running, and no one should doubt it. Expect her formal announcement shortly after the Oct. 15 debate in Ohio. Here she is, talking about doing it:

Look, I know this is distasteful, but it’s pretty much inevitable at this point. After all, she no doubt sees her best shelter from looming prosecutions as coming from the corrupt media, which is protecting Quid Pro Joe with the ludicrous rationale that any Democrat running for the presidency is somehow immune to prosecution. You will see why she needs such protection in a moment. For now, just know you need to gird yourself for another year of the Grasping Grifter cackling, coughing and fainting on your TV screens as she mounts a third, and hopefully final, bid for the nation’s high office.

The Barr/Durham investigation expands its scope. – And now you know why the Fainting Felon will be tossing her hospital gown into ring soon. Based on what their investigations into the origins of the FBI/CIA illegal spying on the Trump Campaign and Trump Transition Team have revealed, the DOJ is now expanding this investigation to include a look into the origins of the Rosenstein/Comey/Mueller coup attempt that germinated in the early months of 2017.

Speaking of Robert Mueller, it appears he perjured himself in his congressional testimony a few months ago. –  The ex-American Gestapo Chief, er, “Special Counsel” told congress that when he met with President Trump a day before he was appointed to that position by Oily Rod Rosenstein, he was not interviewing for the FBI job. But now multiple people present that day are letting it be known that was at least Mueller’s pretense for being there that day:

“My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller said on July 24. “I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.”

John Dowd, who served as the president’s attorney during the probe, ripped Mueller for meeting with Trump, calling it the “most dishonorable conduct I have ever witnessed.” He added, “Capt. Robert Mueller, USMC, sits in front of his commander-in-chief being interviewed for FBI director knowing he is going to investigate the president and never says a word.”

“Dishonorable Conduct” is Robert Mueller’s middle name.

White House finally sends its letter to Pelosi. – Readers of the Campaign Update knew this was coming last Thursday,  and the White House finally got around to sending it on Tuesday:

The White House outlined in a defiant eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats on Tuesday why it will not participate in their “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry, charging that the proceedings have run roughshod over congressional norms and the president’s due-process rights.

“President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” the letter stated. “Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.”

Cool.

Turns out Ukraine actually revived its investigation into Hunter Biden’s pay for play operation this past January, seven months before the President’s phone call with Zelensky. – The great real reporter John Solomon laid that bombshell out on Sean Hannity’s show last night:

A newly unearthed document shows that Ukrainian officials had opened a new probe into the firm linked to Hunter Biden months before President Trump’s phone call with that country’s leader, Fox News contributor John Solomon reported late Tuesday.

Solomon said Tuesday on “Hannity” that the U.S. government knew Ukraine was planning to look again into activities at Burisma Holdings, an energy company that employed then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son as a member of its board of directors, early this year. The report is noteworthy because President Trump has been accused by Democrats of threatening in July to withhold foreign aid to Ukraine unless its new president pursued an investigation into the company and the younger Biden’s role there.

Of course, the fake news media will do everything it can to cover this inconvenient truth up, but the reality is that it completely destroys any notion that President Trump engaged in any sort of qui pro quo on his call with Zelensky.

All the President needs now is a good trial lawyer to lay his case out before the Senate should the House actually approve articles of impeachment, and hey, guess what? He has one.

Trey Gowdy will join the Trump defense team. – Many conservatives will have a problem with this, given their disappointment in Gowdy’s lack of results during his congressional probe of the Benghazi scandal several years ago. Like many members of congress, Gowdy gained a reputation for being all bark and no bite, as it were.  Then again, most people simply don’t understand how powerless a congressional committee really is in the face of an utterly corrupt Justice Department like the one run by Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch for Barack Obama.

So, you’ll see people bitching and moaning about that all day today, and that’s fine. Some folks just need to vent.

But here’s reality: Trey Gowdy, before he ran for congress, was one hell of a prosecutor. In fact, he was undefeated in that role. Remember also that he served on two key House Committees during the years when the DOJ/FBI/CIA cabal was attempting to fix the 2016 election and then mounting its Mueller-led coup d’etat attempt.

Gowdy knows the truth about all of that – he has already seen everything that Barr and Durham are currently investigating, and knows what they’re going to find. Do you think, knowing what he knows, that Gowdy would agree to join the effort to defend the President and give up that cushy job as a highly-paid contributor for Fox News if he did not know he will win the case?

This is a big deal. Yesterday was a real inflection point in this whole sham.

Boom.

And now we dance:

You seriously can’t make these people up, folks.

That is all.

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Minneapolis Mayor Becomes Latest Democrat to be Punked by Trump

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You seriously cannot make these damn Democrats up. And even if you could, who in their right mind would want to? – Leftist nitwit Democrat Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has had his tiny head handed to him today by the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

The President will be holding one of his famous rallies at the city’s Target Center this Thursday, and the Mayor, along with his fellow activist police chief, Medaria Arradondo, have worked overtime to prevent that from happening. The Trump Campaign reports that it has received 72,000 ticket requests for the event, and the Target Center’s capacity is 19,356.

First, Chief Arradondo implemented a new rule banning his officers from working in uniform as security at any political events to earn additional income in their off-duty hours. The Chief laughably claims the timing of his new rule is mere coincidence, and that it is not politically-motivated. No one believes him.

The rule drew protests from the local Police Officer’s Federation, whose President and spokesman, Lt. Bob Kroll, said officers would work security at the event regardless. Thus, that ridiculous tactic will fail. Hilariously, the Trump Campaign responded to this despicable tactic by printing up red “Cops for Trump” t-shirts and they are selling like hotcakes, with all proceeds going to a police charity.

Next up is Mayor Frey, who on Monday presented Target Center officials with a “security” bill from the City for $530,000, even though his Chief of Police has already publicly stated the city will not be providing any “security” for the event. The Trump Campaign never asked for any “security” help for the event, making it quite clear that security plans and execution are the exclusive territory of the United States Secret Service, and that private security would be hired for the event as needed.

That fee the city proposes to charge the Target Center for hosting a Trump event compares to fees of ~$20,000 Minneapolis has charged for previous sellout events at that venue. Obviously, it is a grossly fraudulent billing that would never withstand scrutiny if challenged in court, which the Trump camp has promised to do if Frey doesn’t withdraw it.

Regardless, the President is calling the Mayor’s bluff and promised in a series of tweets that the event will come off as planned:

Expect the event to happen without any issues, and for the pathetic Mayor’s absurd “bill” to quietly be replaced by the City’s standard fee, and don’t expect your fake news media to update you on the story when all of that happens.

That is all.

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The Democrat Debate is a Week Away, But the Fun has Already Begun

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The last-gasp pre-debate stunts have officially begun. Expect more to come.  – Democrat presidential candidate Julian Castro, whose failing campaign is drawing its final breaths, tried to pull an attention-grabbing stunt at the Texas/Mexico border city of Brownsville on Monday. There, he personally escorted 13 illegal aliens to the U.S. Border Patrol station and demanded they be released into the U.S.

Castro claimed – most likely falsely – that the 13 “migrants” were LGBTQ folks, and thus, under Democrat identity politics rationale, somehow entitled to special treatment under U.S. law. The Border Patrol took the grandstanding Castro’s demands under advisement, jotted down the illegal aliens’ names, and promptly returned them back across the Rio Grande to have their asylum claims – also most likely false – adjudicated in compliance with U.S. and international law.

Castro then of course ranted for the conveniently-present television cameras, which was the point of the entire exercise. The next debate is October 15, and Castro is out of money, so pulling stunts like this, in which he actively violates immigration laws himself, is his only means of getting media attention. It’s truly pathetic, but then, so is Castro.

Hey, Joe, look at me! – signed, Cory B. – Another guy whose campaign is out of money and desperate for attention is New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who pulled a stunt of his own on Monday. Unlike Castro, however, Booker’s desperate grab for media attention was aimed not at attracting support for his flagging presidential hopes, but at attracting Quid Pro Joe’s attention in hopes of becoming his running mate in 2020.

In an interview on ever-friendly CNN, Booker said this about Creepy Uncle Joe’s problems related to his bullying Ukraine to leave his ne’er-do-well son free to pursue his pay-for-play enrichment exercise in 1996:

“I’ve said time and time again that this is unacceptable, that if you come after Joe Biden, you’re going to have to deal with me in this case. There is no — as you said — these are baseless, unfounded, scurrilous lies, plain and simple, trying to undermine the character of one of the statesmen of our country, not our party, but our country. And so, yeah, you’ve got a problem with me,” Booker told CNN’s Ana Cabrera on “Newsroom.”

Of course, Booker’s new campaign for VEEP would probably be better directed towards Fauxcahontas, since she is for all intents and purposes now the front-runner for the 2020 nomination, as Biden’s polling numbers continue to decline. But hey, you can’t blame a guy for trying to cover all his bets, can you?

Meanwhile, Fauxcahontas attracted attention of her own on Monday, albeit attention of the inconvenient sort, as yet another false claim about her personal history came to light. Little Mouth Always Running has spent the last decade frequently claiming to have been fired from a 1971 teaching job in New Jersey because she was pregnant.  But, as with seemingly every other aspect of her personal life’s narrative, that complaint turns out to be completely false.

As the Washington Examiner revealed, the local board of education in Riverdale, New Jersey not only did not dismiss the young and pregnant Lieawatha, it in fact unanimously approved a new contract for her. What really happened is that, a couple of months later, Princess Gonna Take Your Wampum tendered her resignation.

Here is what Fauxcahontas, in a rare moment of apparent honesty, told an interviewer about it all back in 2007:

“I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me,’” Warren said in the 2007 interview. “I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ My husband’s view of it was, ‘Stay home. We have children, we’ll have more children, you’ll love this.’ And I was very restless about it.”

Oh.

Now, this latest in a long string of outright fictions about her personal life story will of course be considered as a badge of honor by the deranged Democrat Party voter base. As the Campaign Update has repeatedly pointed out, when it comes to picking presidential candidates, Democrat voters love a good life-long fraud, and there is no more transparent life-long fraud in this race than Lieawatha. So, we can expect the Senator from Massachusetts to get a 2-3 point bump in the polls from this story.

Don’t blame me for any of this, folks, I’m just the messenger. These are Democrats we’re talking about here, and this is just who they are and what they do.

That is all.

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Another Day, Another Fake Controversy

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Another day, another fake controversy.  – The bipartisan Warmonger lobby is out in full force this morning after false media reports claiming President Donald Trump had decided to “pull all American forces out of Northern Syria” made their way into the public domain. That decision – which is not the decision that has in fact been made – has been further reported to mean that the President has “given the green light” to Turkish thug Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invade and seize that region from the Kurds, who currently occupy it.

Upon reading these fake reports, the titular leaders of the Warmonger lobby – Senator Lindsey Graham, #nevertrump nitwit Bill Kristol and “The View” harpy Megan McCain – all very predictably rushed to social media and television vent their panic about the possibility of the U.S. not being involved in some war anywhere in the world. Note the one thing all three of these vocal warmongers have most in common – a longstanding relationship to the late King of all Warmongers, John McCain.

What a legacy.

All of this “reporting” by the corrupt U.S. media is, of course, false. The Times of Israel reports what is actually happening on the ground in Syria:

The United States has pulled back a “very small number” of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official says, after US President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat.

The pullback only concerns “two very small detachments” — meaning less than 25 people in total — that have been moved a “very short distance,” the official says.

The announcement of the redeployment was interpreted as an American green light for a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

But the State Department official insists that Trump had clearly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the US did not endorse any such operation — a message also conveyed by the Pentagon.

“We think this operation is a very bad idea. We do not think this operation will provide more security,” the official says.

He says that, beyond the small pullback of troops, “there’s no change to our military posture in the northeast.”

Oh. You don’t say.

President Trump himself had this to say about the reality of his actions related to this situation:

Oh. You don’t say.

But wait! The Kurds are our allies! – the Warmonger lobby shrieks. Meghan McCain went further, calling anyone who supports the President’s policy move a “feckless, unpatriotic coward.” But it’s a safe bet you won’t see Ms. McCain grabbing an AR-15 and flying over to Syria to defend the Kurds. If they even need defending, which is not clear.

And hey, isn’t Turkey our NATO ally? Or are our NATO “allies” only “allies” when calling them that is convenient for our domestic Warmonger lobby? What’s the point of having a thug regime like Turkey’s in NATO if the rest of the NATO alliance, i.e., pretty much every European country, collectively refuses to do anything to limit its aggression without the blood and sacrifice of the United States military?

Here is what is actually happening here: President Trump is sick and tired of these European “allies” (this incident is starting to convince me that our country has far too many allies-in-name-only) refusing to live up to their own international commitments and obligations, and has called their bluff. They’ve all refused to take back all of the ISIS prisoners from their own countries, leaving that burden – as they leave basically every dangerous and expensive burden – up to the U.S.

So President Trump is turning those Euro-trash ISIS thugs over to the thugs in Turkey, and basically daring our European “allies”  and our domestic Warmonger lobby to do something about it.

The 25 U.S. military personnel who have been providing the “buffer” between Turkey and the Kurds – both of whom are sworn enemies, but both of whom are also U.S. “allies” – could be replaced in about 30 minutes by a NATO military presence made up of European personnel. That is, if – and it is a very big “if” – this is truly that urgent a matter to our European “allies.”

Which, for some reason, it doesn’t seem to be.

As for Sen. Graham and the rest of the members of congress who are shrieking with so much horror about this move, there is an easy solution: Draft a resolution declaring war on Turkey, or whoever you think we need to be at war with over there, and vote on it. That’s the way the Constitution says we’re supposed to do this war stuff, anyway.

Put it to a vote, and see if your constituents will support it. Good luck with that.

In the meantime, you’re going to have hell convincing me that President Trump’s moving 25 U.S. soldiers a few miles back from being directly in harm’s way is some sort of existential crisis.

Try again.

That is all.

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Chris Wallace and Chuck Todd Shame Themselves Protecting the DC Swamp

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s like clockwork, folks, it really is.  – Here is the headline of the September 30 Campaign Update: “Winter is Coming, and More Fake Whistleblowers are Coming With it.”

Fast forward six days to Sunday, and guess what? A second fake whistleblower from the Intelligence Community has “come forward,” i.e., coordinated with Lawfare Alliance attorneys, the staff of the House Intelligence Committee and its Chairman, Bug-eyed Adam Schiff, to file another false complaint against the President of the United States. Just as we saw in last October’s lynching of Brett Kavanaugh, whenever one accusation has begun to lose its utility in moving public opinion, another comes forward.

If you think this is the last fake whistleblower Schiff and Lawfare have coached up on this dreadfully stupid coup d’etat effort, you are sadly mistaken. If anything, the pace of the complaint filings will speed up over time as their usefulness in brainwashing the public fades with each successive filing. That’s how it happened with Kavanaugh and that’s how it will happen in this latest coup attempt.

The first complaint had a useful life of roughly ten days before the coup plotters decided they needed another one out there to generate more blaring headlines and obnoxious talking head panels on CNN and MSNBC. This one will probably have a useful life of 5-7 days, the next one less than that. There is no real mystery here – the only real question left is whether the Creepy Porn Lawyer will try to bring forward a “witness” of his own in another failed attempt to cash in on the fake controversy, as he did in the Kavanaugh fiasco.

Lindsey Graham summed it all perfectly in a tweet:

Chuck Todd, Chris Wallace and the other useful idiots who host the Sunday morning fake news shows all did their parts to keep the sham going. Todd and Wallace and were especially animated and repugnant in rolling out the talking points of the Deep State coup plotters, which basically amount to ‘corruption of public office is ok if you’re a Democrat,’ and ‘if you declare yourself a candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination, you are immune from investigation.’

Expect the Pantsuit Princess and John Kerry to jump into the race soonest.

Here are clips of both Todd and Wallace going about their jobs as Democrat toadies, if you can stand to watch them:

The President himself responded to the TV networks’ DC Swamp protection racket as he usually does, on Twitter:

Everything the President says in those tweets is absolutely true. The problem, of course is that the truth conflicts with the longstanding traditions of corruption in the DC Swamp. The selling of high office is a tradition as old as Washington, DC itself, and the reason why many people seek to win those offices in the first place. Look at how fabulously wealthy the Clintons, Obamas, Bidens, Pelosis, Gores and so many others in both parties have become while supposedly holding jobs that pay $150k – $400k per year.

If you think those payoffs stop with the officeholders and don’t filter into our national news media as well, you obviously haven’t been watching the Sunday morning #fakenews shows recently. The whole town is your basic mob racket.

Once you understand how the DC Swamp works, everything the corruptors of our nation do makes perfect sense.

That is all.

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Chuck Todd is Right: The Basic Rules of our Democracy are Under Attack

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“I don’t say this lightly, but let’s be frank: A national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of our democracy are under attack from the President.” – In making that soap-opera-style hyperbolic remark on MSNBC on Friday, Democrat toady Chuck Todd is half right: The basic rules of our democracy are indeed under attack, and have been since 1992, when Bill and Hillary Clinton became the Democrat Party’s co-nominees for the presidency.

One of the “basic rules of our democracies,” one of the beliefs upon which our nation was founded, was that elected officials would by and large be people of good faith, and people who sought public service did so in the spirit of serving the nation they love. The founders knew that there would always be scoundrels among the political class, but they structured the Constitution and thus our society on the foundational belief that, in the end, most members of congress, presidents and senior executive branch officials would place the best interests of the country over and above their own personal ambitions for power.

The Clintons changed all of that. The Clintons turned the White House into a confidence game, an influence racket in which the Lincoln Bedroom was rented out to the highest bidder. They leveraged agencies like the IRS and the FBI into tools to track and attack their political enemies. At the end of their eight years at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they then parlayed their ongoing influence in Democrat Party politics into an even larger racket with the creation of their fake Foundation, leveraging it to its fullest capacity when Barack Obama paid them off by appointing the Pantsuit Princess as Secretary of State.

1992 was also the year when the Clintons began to transform the Democrat Party from a collection of politicians and staffers who sought to debate policy issues and win them on the merits to a collection of Saul Alinsky disciples who eschew any pretense at debate in favor of demonizing the opposition. Another basic rule that was foundational to our democracy was thus lost forever.

Another “basic rule of our democracy” used to be that the federal government was required to operate on a budget. But the Democrats have disposed of that one, too. In 2006, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and San Fran Nan decided that the best way to continue bankrupting future generations of Americans and to keep federal spending rising was to refuse to engage in the process of passing actual budgetary authorization bills. Since that time, the federal government has operated on a neverending series of continuing resolutions (CRs). These CRs allow no real debate over spending. Instead, they simply take the previous year’s spending level and layer a predetermined percentage increase over the top of it.

In this way, the Democrats freed up all sorts of congressional time to allow their members to focus on what they love to do: Raise money and demonize the opposition.

Another “basic rule of our democracy” used to be that the Justice Department, FBI and other law enforcement agencies were to maintain an independence from the White House. Janet Reno destroyed all pretense to that principle on behalf of the Clintons, and it’s been downhill ever since. Barack Obama completed the utter and complete corruption of the FBI, which remains a raging dumpster fire of corruption and incompetence today with no relief in sight under the feckless Christopher Wray.

Democrats have also utterly corrupted the press. The founders considered what they called the fourth estate of our society so crucial that they enshrined freedom of the press in the very first amendment contained in the Bill of Rights. The role of the press as a “basic rule of our democracy” was to serve as the watchdog for the public interest, a tool of transparency that would speak truth to power and hold public officials of all parties accountable.

That’s all gone now. Toadies like Chuck Todd are nothing more than Democrat Party activists with $200 haircuts (Chuck obviously overpaid). Today’s national media establishment not only no longer speaks truth to power, it doesn’t speak truth to anyone, including itself. Every day is a new narrative, coordinated in advance with the Democrat Party, repeated ad nauseum by talking heads across all the broadcast networks and cable channels.

Opinion pieces that used to appear the Op/Ed sections of major newspapers have now migrated to the front pages under the guise of being “news” stories. Editors at the New York Times and Washington Post now openly brag about their publications’ efforts to brainwash the public with major themed propaganda campaigns. Journalistic standards once held sacrosanct, like having at least two or even three named sources for any news story, have been utterly abandoned as outlets rush to get thinly-sourced or fictitiously-sourced pieces up on their web pages to raise their click counts.

The very same Democrat Party and media establishment who spent three years obsessing over a “Steele Dossier” funded by the DNC and Clinton Campaign and compiled by foreign agents from the UK, Ukraine, Russia, Italy and Australia now screams that seeking information about corruption by a former vice president from any foreign country amounts to an impeachable offense.

Chuck Todd is one of the head cheerleaders in that effort to ignore and destroy the “basic rules of our democracy.” Those rules have been under attack for a long time, and whenever their efforts to destroy those rules fails, the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies simply double down on the destruction.

This second civil war that has been mounted over the last three years by the Democrats and the corrupt media is not a shooting war, but it is just as dangerous to our national survival. Sadly, the utter and complete corruption on the left is so consolidated and unshakable now that it is hard to imagine how we can possibly reach anything other than a disastrous conclusion.

That is all.

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Predictably, Romney Sides With the Democrats on Impeachment

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Campaign Update hates to say it told you so, but, well, it told you so. –  To the surprise of literally no one who has paid attention to his mendacious machinations to position himself to seek the 2020 GOP presidential nomination in the event of the ultimate removal of President Trump in this latest Deep State coup effort, Mitt Romney on Friday issued a series of tweets which for all intents and purposes put him in direct league with San Fran Nan and the Munchkin caucus in the House of Representatives:

You regular readers of Today’s Campaign Update already expected the 2012 loser Romney to make his next move, since we laid it all out for you in the Campaign Update for September 26. Seeking an opening to move into the mix for the 2020 nomination is the very reason why Romney sought retiring Senator Orrin Hatch’s open Utah senate seat in the first place in 2018.

The disloyal RINO believes his time has come with San Fran Nan’s fake impeachment circus, but let’s analyze what he says in his tweets through the lens of reality.

First, there’s this:

“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated.”

Ok, so which other American citizen worked with his ne’er-do-well son to implement a blatantly obvious pay for play scheme to leverage his high government office in recent years? I mean, other than Hillary Clinton, that is. I can’t think of any other high official accused of such shenanigans as they relate to China, although we now know it is likely San Fran Nan has been doing the same thing with her own son and Ukraine.

Is the junior Senator from Utah suggesting that the sitting POTUS has no obligation to root out corruption in the U.S. government, whether it is current or in the recent past? Surely no man of God, which Romney piously claims to be, would hold such a belief.

Ok, then, is Romney suggesting that any Democrat who fears being investigated for corruption can obtain immunity by simply declaring his or her candidacy for the 2020 Democrat nomination? If that’s the legal principle this jackass is endorsing, imagine how many former DOJ/FBI/CIA officials – not to mention the Pantsuit Princess – will be lining up to file their papers with the FEC in the coming days.

Then there’s this:

“By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.”

Is the junior Senator simply unaware that the United States of America has anti-corruption treaties with both China and Ukraine, treaties that obligate both nations to perform full and complete investigations of allegations of corrupt acts by one anothers’ citizens in their countries when these kinds of allegations arise? Those are treaties entered into by previous presidential administrations, not this one.

Also, has the junior Senator simply never heard of this thing called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law enacted in 1977, when Democrat James Earl Carter was president? Here is DOJ’s official description of that law:

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. (“FCPA”), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit the willful use of the mails or any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money or anything of value to any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official in his or her official capacity, induce the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty, or to secure any improper advantage in order to assist in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.

Since 1977, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA have applied to all U.S. persons and certain foreign issuers of securities. With the enactment of certain amendments in 1998, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA now also apply to foreign firms and persons who cause, directly or through agents, an act in furtherance of such a corrupt payment to take place within the territory of the United States.

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The allegation related to Ukraine where Hunter Biden is concerned is that he was given a cushy, high-paying seat on the board of directors of a Ukraine gas company even though he held zero expertise in the energy world. Thus, the allegation is that the $50k/month he received was simply a bribe in exchange for access to his Vice President dad, who also happened to be Barack Obama’s point man on Ukraine policy.

The allegation related to China is that Hunter Biden’s investment firm – created right after his Dad became Vice President – took billions in fees from Chinese businesses in exchange for similar access to Dear ol’ Dad.

Given this blatant, transparent pay to play operation, and Joe Biden’s bragging about getting a Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating Hunter’s shenanigans fired, President Trump could legitimately be accused of dereliction of duty if he did NOT ask the Ukrainian and Chinese governments to investigate the matters.

Thus, the Junior Senator from Utah is in fact advocating the President break the law and ignore his oath of office.

What a despicable – and entirely predictable – thing for the 2012 loser to do.

That is all.

 

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Dear Nancy: Until You Hold a Vote, Buzz Off. Yours Truly, Donald.

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Dear Nancy: Until you hold a vote, buzz off. Yours truly, Donald. –  News broke late Thursday that the White House will soon shoot a letter off to San Fran Nan and her band of merry munchkins, possibly today, daring them to hold a formal impeachment vote on the floor of the house if they want to receive any cooperation in the matter.

This matters because to this point all the Deep State Dems and their corrupt media toadies have been doing is staging their own version of a reality TV show. Instead of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” we should call it “Keeping Up With The Treasonists.”

Pelosi has thus far refused to hold a formal vote on the floor because the fake “impeachment inquiry” process she has constructed allows her to fully control every move. As it stands today, the GOP majority is being denied rights that have been traditionally allowed under House rules that govern impeachment inquiries that involve presidents.

Rather than try to describe the details myself, I thought it best to let some actual experts do that for you.

First, former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing described the issues quite succinctly in an appearance with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs yesterday:

For those of you who still prefer to read stuff, here is a transcript:

Digenova: Well, it’s quite obvious what the Democrats are doing. They have not had a vote on the floor of the house to start a formal impeachment inquiry because if they were to have such a vote, under the house rules for impeachment, the Republicans would get subpoena power. So in order to avoid giving the Republicans subpoena power, they are doing this ‘impeachment lite’ with these six different committees who are claiming it’s an impeachment inquiry, and they’re trying to subpoena people and get documents without having an impeachment vote on the floor. That is why the White House said we are not going to cooperate with this kangaroo court.

Dobbs: All right, your legal opinion: Will Trump be able to maintain that position if Pelosi does not relent?

Digenova: Yes, and in fact, the White House position is very well-founded based on the history of impeachment proceedings against presidents. Not judges – impeachment proceedings for judges are irrelevant. In terms of impeachment proceedings for presidents, always there has been a vote on the floor of the house and the minority has been given subpoena power.

Toensing: And the constitutional basis for that, Lou, is the congress is supposed to be the legislative body. Well, they’re not legislating when they’re impeaching, so they become a different kind of entity. And in that, they have to have the full support of the majority of the body. This is legal chess, and the White House just moved its queen.

Digenova: And remember what they’re trying to do: They’re trying to nullify an election.

Dobbs: They’re trying to overthrow a president.

Digenova: Exactly, and this is basically a coup in the form of an ‘informal’ impeachment inquiry. So, this is extra-constitutional as well as un-constitutional.

[End]

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, writing at The Hill, has this to say about it in a terrific piece this morning that everyone should go read:

There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.

You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.

The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.

What is portrayed as an “impeachment inquiry” is actually just a made-for-cable-TV political soap opera. The House of Representatives is not conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. To the contrary, congressional Democrats are conducting the 2020 political campaign.

The House has not voted as a body to authorize an impeachment inquiry. What we have are partisan theatrics, proceeding under the ipse dixit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). It raises the profile, but not the legitimacy, of the same “impeachment inquiry” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) previously tried to abracadabra into being without a committee vote.

Moreover, there are no subpoenas. As Secretary Pompeo observed in his fittingly tart response on Tuesday, what the committee chairmen issued was merely a letter. Its huffing and puffing notwithstanding, the letter is nothing more than an informal request for voluntary cooperation. Legally, it has no compulsive power. If anything, it is rife with legal deficiencies.

[End]

So, to sum up:

  • This is not a real impeachment inquiry;
  • The Democrats, with help from the Intelligence Community and the corrupt news media, are in the midst of another coup d’etat attempt;
  • The Republicans in the House are being denied their rights under House rules; and
  • Neither the President nor any other member of the executive branch of government has any obligation to comply with any requests or subpoenas that come out of this reality TV show process.

Pelosi is dead set on denying the Republicans any right to issue subpoenas or take part in the questioning of witnesses because she knows if they get those rights, her false impeachment narrative will crash and burn.

Sure is going to be fun to watch how she responds to the White House letter.

That is all.

 

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