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Watch as Texas Cong. Michael McCaul Lays Waste to Adam Schiff

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

Here is a Republican House member who is unafraid to speak the truth. – Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who has represented Texas’s 10th congressional district since 2005, appeared this morning on Fox News for an interview with Bill Hemmer. This interview is well worth the watch just because of who McCaul happens to be.

As you watch the clip below, and/or read the transcript that follows, keep in mind that Rep. McCaul is a man who is currently the ranking GOP member on the House Homeland Security Committee. From 2012 through 2018, McCaul served as the Chairman of that committee. This is a man who knows where all the bodies are buried, and who has no naivete about what Adam Schiff and San Fran Nan are really up to with their fake impeachment scam. First, here’s the clip:

For those of you who, like me, still like to read stuff, here is a transcript of this clip:

Hemmer: You were in that deposition yesterday. I know you’re not gonna say a lot – did Adam Schiff shut down your Republican colleagues in their questioning of the witness or not?

McCaul: Yeah, we haven’t objected to any of their questioning. On the other hand, Adam Schiff continues to shut down Republicans’ lines of questioning. On important issues, in terms of who was privy to the phone call, who was with the whistleblower – anything close to the whistleblower gets shut down.

I think the whistleblower is probably the most important witness, because it’s one person in Washington who launched this entire impeachment inquiry, and yet we have no access to him, we can’t talk to him, we don’t know who he is, and he won’t testify.

Hemmer: So, what’s the strategy behind Adam Schiff trying to keep you from answering those questions you just laid out?

McCaul: I have my own thoughts about that. [crosstalk] I personally think that what’s come out in the press, that there were conversations between Adam Schiff and his staff and the whistleblower, and that this complaint was all a contrived, you know, concocted event that took place to move forward with impeachment proceedings.

Hemmer: You say ‘contrived’ and ‘concocted’? What was contrived and concocted?

McCaul: Complicit. In other words…

Hemmer: In what way? Just be specific. This is, this is of the highest import here. He was complicit in what, sir?

McCaul: I think they were complicit in working with the whistleblower to come forward with his complaint and start this entire impeachment inquiry. I think that’s why Adam Schiff is so protective of the whistleblower, because he is concerned about the truth that will come out if we get access to him.

Hemmer:  Uh, the suggestion there is that the whistleblower ultimately, or even the witnesses along the line may not be that credible in the end. [Noooooo…you think?] Is that the suggestion you’re offering now?

McCaul: The best evidence is the phone call itself, which I don’t think is worthy of an impeachment proceeding. But I, my theory is that Adam Schiff and his staff had access to the whistleblower, and were complicit with this complaint being filed, which started this entire charade, this entire impeachment inquiry.

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Folks, Michael McCaul is not a guy who just spouts off random accusations and theories. Nor is he one of the GOP’s rabble rousers in the house. McCaul is a guy who is always very careful and measured in this public statements.

When he publicly says that it is “my theory” that Schiff and his staff basically put the whistleblower up to it in order to create fake grounds for this impeachment scam, it’s because he basically knows this to be the case.

This little 2:18 interview is a signal that even the most careful and self-restrained members of the GOP house caucus have grown weary of Shiff’s and Pelosi’s scam and have not been moved in any way by their parade of fake whistleblowers and partisan hack witnesses.

A very good sign. Maybe even a key inflection point.

That is all.

 

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What Everyone Should Know About Alexander Vindman

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

Here are some things to understand about Alexander Vindman, the mid-level NSC flunky who the Democrats and their media toadies are trying to portray as the second coming of Audie Murphy in the wake of yesterday’s testimony before Adam Schiff’s Soviet-style inquisition:

– Mr. Vindman served his country admirably, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel and earning a Purple Heart while serving in the Iraq War.

– He was born in Ukraine and speaks the language fluently. He and his twin brother emigrated to the United States in 1979, when they were 3 years old.

– He is most likely the so-called second “whistleblower,” who was much-ballyhooed by the media for about 48 hours several weeks ago before his statement was disappeared from the news like a favorable Trump poll. In that role, he has most likely been coordinating with Schiff and his hired Lawfare staff for many weeks now, waiting patiently for the cue to play his role in this ongoing DC Swamp Kabuki Theater production.

– He never wears his uniform to work. His wearing of the uniform on Tuesday was part of Schiff’s careful choreography of this whole drama, an attempt to lend credibility to an obviously politically-motivated hack. It’s the kind of stuff we regularly see in third-world military coup d’etat efforts.

– While serving at the NSC, he had numerous contacts with foreign agents, including the very sketchy attorney Marcus Cohen, who poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign of now-Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, in the hopes of being appointed to a high-level position within his administration.

– While Vindman’s military service is honorable, in testifying on Tuesday he was disobeying a direct order from his Commander-in-Chief. That is not honorable.

– During his testimony, Adam Schiff directed Vindman to refuse to answer questions from Republican members of the committee in order to protect Vindman from incriminating himself. Again, exactly the sort of stuff we regularly see taking place in banana republic coup d’etat efforts.

– Also during his testimony, Vindman apparently admitted to leaking the contents of the President’s classified call to several people, almost certainly a crime.

– The questions Schiff was most concerned about had to do with the identities of the people to whom Vindman had leaked the contents of the call. Again, most likely a felony under U.S. law.

– Despite the clear admission in his published opening statement that the published transcript of the call is accurate, Vindman also testified that he had actually made efforts to force changes to be made to the transcript in order to better fit his and Schiff’s narrative.

What we see with Vindman and Schiff’s other politically-motivated witnesses is the reason why Schiff and Pelosi have insisted in running this Soviet-style process behind closed doors, and why they can never allow the Republicans to have full rights to issue subpoenas and publicly question witnesses in this process. It is why the “resolution” the Democrats are ostensibly planning to vote on tomorrow – appropriately on Halloween – carefully preserves Schiff’s ability to shut down questioning and determine who can testify.

This is not an impeachment, folks – even Pelosi and Schiff admit that. This is a coup d’etat. It is simply a continuation of the efforts to bring down Trump that started way back in the Winter of 2015 at the Obama DOJ and FBI, and most likely the Obama White House itself. This latest episode basically amounts to the 10th or 12th act in the longest theatrical production in the history of the Deep State, with the fake news media faithfully playing the role of the Amen Chorus.

Alexander Vindman was just this week’s special guest star, all dressed up in his costume and playing his part to the max. Who knows what swamp skunk or snake Schiff and Pelosi will put before the nation next week.

One thing we know for certain: The Democrats at this point are in this all far too deep to ever pull back without committing voluntary political suicide. They have no choice now but to continue playing it all out until the bitter end. If you think they would hesitate for a moment before resorting to outright insurrection and widespread violence to maintain their power, you haven’t been paying close enough attention to what they’ve already been doing.

Be careful out there.

That is all.

 

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Alexander Vindman Was “Concerned.” So What?

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

Is that really all there is? – Some low-level flunky at the NSC claims to have been “concerned” about the July 25 call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, and therefore we are supposed to support the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment circus?

Yeaaaahhhhhh….no. Not buying any of it. Sorry.

God bless Mr. Vindman for his military service, but can we please get him out of the NSC? Because, obviously his feelings are far too fragile to be a part of that difficult line of work.

Literally, the only thing Vindman said in his opening statement that was leaked by Adam Schiff to the media last night that in any way benefits the public discourse over this matter was when he confirmed that the transcript of it, which we have all been able to read and obsess over for the last five weeks, is a completely accurate recitation of what was said on the call. Here’s that key passage from his statement:

On July 25, 2019, the call occurred. I listened in on the call in the Situation Room with colleagues from the NSC and the office of the Vice President. As the transcript is in the public record, we are all aware of what was said.

Yes, we are all aware of what was said, and those of us whose level of reading comprehension is better than that of the average 6 year-old can plainly see that there was literally nothing wrong with anything the President of the United States said on that call.

Given all of that, why was Mr. Vindman even called to testify before the Schiff Soviet-style inquisition? Why, so that he could dress up in his uniform with all of his medals on it and parade into the hearing room, pausing to pose for all of the media cameras, and give the Democrats who spent 8 years defunding the military and the VA under Obama a chance to pretend to give a damn about the U.S. armed services for a day.

But once the one-man parade is over and his uniform and medals are put back into his closet – Vindman does not wear his uniform to his actual daily job – all we are left with from Vindman’s testimony is what we already knew: That this is all a sham and a farce over nothing. It’s the political version of an episode of “Seinfeld,” only without the funny parts.

In other impeachment-related news, House Majority Whip Stenny Hoyer is now backing off of Pelosi’s promise that the Democrats will hold a vote on their fancy new fake resolution by the end of this week. Pelosi had said Monday night that she expects the vote to take place on Thursday, but Hoyer is now not so sure, saying “We’re going to have to consider whether or not it’s ready to go on Thursday. I hope that’s the case.”

Oh. What does that tell us? It tells us that Pelosi, Hoyer and the rest of the Democrat House Circus Clown leadership are waiting to see some polling data on this whole resolution thing before they take it to a vote. It also tells us that they are obviously still getting pushback on the question from many of their most vulnerable members who represent traditionally Republican districts.

San Fran Nan can’t and won’t make the move to cross this particular road until all her ducks are in a row, and some of the little duckies don’t want to get in line for fear they might end up being road kill.

That is all.

 

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Pelosi Creates Yet Another Impeachment Scam

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

If the Democrats didn’t have scams, they’d have nothing at all. – Lindsey Graham actually did something productive last week, and it deserves mentioning here. Despite the fact that there is literally zero chance that the resolution he introduced last Thursday condemning the sham fake impeachment process being run in the House right now could ever obtain the 60 votes needed for cloture, Graham’s ability to convince 50 of the 53 Senate Republicans to sign onto the resolution as sponsors demonstrated the resolve of the Senate majority to oppose any product from the current House process.

This effort by Graham produced two excellent results. First, it outed three GOP RINOs as being so disloyal that they can’t even vote to condemn the obviously anti-American, Soviet-style process being run in the basement of the Capitol building by Schiff and his gang of thugs. Those three senators are Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and of course, Mitt Romney, the Murderers Row of Senate RINOs. It would be sad if it weren’t so tiresome and predictable. Alaska, Maine and Utah voters: What in the hell are you thinking?

The second excellent result produced by Graham’s resolution is that it put pressure on Pelosi to do something to anoint her sham process with some imprimatur of legitimacy. The obvious way to do that would be to hold a vote of the full House on a resolution to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry, a step that has been taken in every previous impeachment process in American history. Initial reports from our fake news media Monday morning indicated Pelosi would be doing exactly that. Silly us for believing anything our fake news media says anymore.

Those reports were, of course, completely false. Pelosi can’t hold a vote to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry for the simple fact that she still does not have enough members of her pathetic caucus willing to support such a resolution. She still has 35-40 Democrats who were elected in GOP-majority districts in 2018, and all of them know they will be signing their re-election chances away if they vote to authorize a formal, actual impeachment inquiry.

But that’s not the only problem Pelosi and Schiff have here. They also know that a vote to begin a real, formal impeachment inquiry would result in GOP house members on the relevant committees having the same powers to subpoena and question witnesses that the Democrats have under the current Soviet inquisition. Even worse, the Trump Administration would also then have similar rights and powers.

In other words, a formal impeachment inquiry would function in the way the American system of justice is supposed to function under our Constitutional Republican form of government, and we all know the Democrats can’t have that.

Thus, Pelosi, faced with the procedural roadblock set up by Graham’s resolution, decided she had to do what she and her fellow Democrats always do when one of their scams fails: Create another scam. So, she huddled up with her buddies over at Lawfare, who really run the House of Representatives these days, and came up with – you got it – another scam.

This scam will involve a vote – ostensibly of the “full House” – on a resolution “Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.”

In other words, it is simply a vote to authorize the continuation of the current Soviet-style inquisition.  Pelosi believes that, with the always-willing help of the army of Democrat toadies in the fake news media, she will be able to convince the nation that this vote, since it involves all members of the House, somehow legitimizes her illegitimate process.

Doing it this way will also allow her 40 or so reluctant members to claim to voters next year that, hey, they didn’t vote for “impeachment,” they just voted to continue an inquiry into whether an impeachment was justified. See the difference? Yeah, neither will most of their voters.

But here’s the catch that she and Schiff are counting on: If even one Republican member of the House votes “yes” when her resolution comes to a vote on Thursday – and a handful have already indicated they support the current process – then they and their media toady army will be able to claim that this vote was “bipartisan.”

Pelosi and her Lawfare lieutenants are also hoping that this vote, if “bipartisan,” will be able to convey the judicial enforcement authority that their sham process currently lacks. This lack of authority is why the “subpoenas” that have been sent to the executive branch by Schiff thus far are nothing more than toothless letters with no enforcement authority.

This is San Fran Nan’s philosophy of governance: When nothing you do is legitimate, you do everything you can to legitimize the illegitimate. In this latest scam, she’s counting on that one Republican vote, and you can be sure that there is a Mitt Romney clone in the GOP caucus just salivating over the chance to give it to her.

That is all.

 

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President Trump Being Booed at Nationals Park Was a Great Moment for America

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

The booing of an American president at the World Series game that happened in Washington, DC Sunday night is not a negative for the rest of America, but a positive. It is especially a positive for those of us who live out here in what the east-and-west-coast elites derisively refer to as “flyover country,” that great, vast middle 80% of the lower 48 states that turned into a veritable sea of red on Election Day, 2016.

You may wonder why the booing of a sitting POTUS by any crowd could ever be seen as a positive thing, but that’s because you’re likely unclear about who was doing the booing. First, let’s go back to this laughable contention about the crowds at Nationals Park put out by the Democrat activists at Politico Monday morning:

Nats Park is perhaps one of the only gathering places in town that draws Republicans and Democrats in equal measure — but his box was all red.

Now, let’s remember that in the 2016 presidential election, the District of Columbia, home to Nationals Park, favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 96% to 4% margin. And no, that is not a typo.  NINETY-SIX PERCENT of D.C. voters cast their lot with the Pantsuit Princess.

Thus, the contention that Nationals Park somehow “draws Republicans and Democrats in equal measure” is exactly as I described it in this morning’s Campaign Update: A smelly load of abject horse manure. If nothing else, the arithmetic simply does not support the specious assertion.

But it’s even more than that. See, the seats at Nationals Park are very expensive, and thus aren’t mainly occupied by just any old D.C. residents. As is the case in any city hosting a professional sports franchise, a very large percentage of those very expensive seats are purchased by corporations and wealthy folks who have business interests in the local community.

In Washington, DC, all of those corporations and business interests employ lobbyists who determine how those very expensive tickets are doled out. Guess who they go to? They go to the people being lobbied, and to the professional peers and colleagues of the lobbyists.

Thus, the crowd that roundly booed the President of the United States of America at Sunday night’s Astros/Nationals game was largely made up of the DC professional political class; the lobbyists, the lawyers, the congressional and campaign staffers, the company executives, the advertising geeks and digital media geeks and all the myriad other professionals who make their livings making sure that the DC Swamp remains very, very swampy.

In other words, the very group of people who Candidate Donald Trump rendered utterly irrelevant throughout the 2016 campaign. Donald Trump’s presidency is a threat to that entrenched DC permanent political class – is it any wonder then that they hate him so much that they chant “Lock him up!” when appears before them at a World Series game?

Many fans of the President are angry over that insult, but they should all be rejoicing. Because that booing was as clear a confirmation we could ever hope to receive that the guy we elected in 2016 is continuing to focus on doing what he was elected to do: Drain the DC Swamp. Threatened people boo. Angry people boo.

Those of us who live out here in the vast Red middle of this great nation want the folks who make up the preponderance of that Sunday night crowd to feel perpetually threatened and angry. It’s when that particular class of people stands up and cheers for a President that we should be concerned.

Sunday, the day the leader of ISIS was killed by a U.S. military operation, was a great day for America. The reaction the President received at Nationals Park only made it that much better.

That is all.

 

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Would You Trust Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi With Your Life?

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

During his press conference Sunday morning following his announcement of the U.S. military operation to take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Trump said some congressional leaders were pre-briefed on the operation but not others:

“We notified some; others are being notified as I speak,” Trump said.

“We were going to notify them last night but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like I’ve never seen before,” Trump said. “There is no country in the world that leaks like we do and Washington is a leaking machine.”

Trump said that U.S. forces would have been placed in greater danger due to leaks in Washington tipping off the terrorists.

“A leak could have caused the death of all of them,” Trump said.

It has now been confirmed that, among those who the White House and Pentagon chose not to brief were San Fran Nan and Bug-Eyed Adam Schiff. The Democrat toady news media and Twitter Perpetual Outrage Mob are naturally going berserk over this revelation, but the truth is that it is completely justified, and very likely prevented news of the operation being leaked to the New York Times and CNN in advance.

Either of those media outlets has proved time after time that they would have no hesitation whatsoever to putting U.S. military lives in jeopardy if it meant scoring political points for their Democrat masters. Does anyone outside of the Democrat/media axis propaganda really think either Pelosi or Schiff could be trusted to hold this information secret?

Not a chance in the world, if they decided that leaking it was to their political advantage. So the President and his advisors were right to refuse to brief these seditious opponents in advance, for the sake of keeping the military personnel involved safe. Russian leader Vladimir Putin and leaders of the Syrian government could be trusted to hold the information confidential, but not the Democrat leaders in the United States congress.

This is a sad reality, but it is the reality in which the Democrats and their media toadies are forcing us all to live.

That is all.

 

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James Comey is Moving to New Zealand, and Other Great News for America

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

Great news, everyone! James Comey is moving to New Zealand! –  The Nation’s Teenage Drama Queen and former FBI Director James Comey will be moving to New Zealand in November, 2020, after Donald Trump wins his inevitable re-election. That’s the promise the big, tall doofus made to MSNBC fake journalist Nicolle Wallace during a Saturday appearance at some minor event in Nashville:

James Comey: But we have something in common. And I said it when I sat here with the first question you asked. We have a set of values that are at the core of this country that hold this place together… Our leaders must reflect the glue that holds us together. They can’t be people who lie all the time. They just can’t. And I hope people see that’s true whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

Nicolle Wallace: What if he wins again?

James Comey: I will be, from my new home in New Zealand, but I still will believe in America.

So, we got that going for us, folks.

Of course, Mr. Comey didn’t say how he would make it all the way to New Zealand from his future cell in a federal maximum security prison. He probably has an escape plan that involves blending in with the drapes [think about it]. Regardless, we can be sure that in his weird mind, he is no doubt already there.

Speaking of people who lie all the time, the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator is now lying about where he went to college:

Transcript:

“I got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State. And I don’t wanna hear anything negative about Delaware State here – they’re my folks. But all kidding aside…but the fact is, HBCU’s are in trouble financially.”

As the hilarious Benny Johnson points out in a subsequent tweet, Joe Biden actually attended the University of Delaware, which is not an HBCU and most definitely not Delaware State.

Oh, hey, looks like our military bagged the leader of ISIS on Saturday. – People all over the Twitter world were wondering what in the hell was happening about 10:00 CT last night, after President Trump issued the following tweet:

What could it be? No one knew, and the President wasn’t telling, and still hadn’t told as of this writing early on Sunday morning.

But here’s a big clue: Reports began to circulate shortly after the President’s cryptic tweet that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the “leader” of ISIS, had been killed during a U.S. military raid in Syria. al-Baghdadi reportedly detonated a suicide vest as U.S. troops closed in on his position. So now this human piece of pond scum gets to go meet his promised 77 virgins, and boy, is he going to be surprised when he finds out what they really are.

Gosh, what a strange and unlikely coincidence this is. – Almost lost amid all the myriad Spygate developments on Friday was this little piece of extremely interesting news: Disgraced ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe quietly dropped his “wrongful termination” lawsuit that he had laughably filed a couple of months ago.

Quite the coincidence that that happens less than 24 hours after the country learned that the Barr/Durham administrative investigation had become a full-fledged criminal probe.

Ok, we all know that this is no coincidence at all. And that is great news for America.

That is all.

 

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The Deep State Strikes Back: Maria Butina Released and Deported to Russia

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

As Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation shifts to a criminal prosecution, the bad actors continue the fight. –  You may or may not remember the curious case of former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, which was reported in the Campaign Update on August 23, after Byrne had made explosive allegations against the Coup Cabal during an appearance on Fox News.

If you don’t remember it, here’s the clip of that interview, the transcript for which can be found at this link.:

Byrne makes several allegations in that interview, but the chief one to focus on today was his contention that, due to his having worked with the FBI on a case about 15 years ago, he was asked in late 2015 to engage with a Russian agent named Maria Butina (pictured below) and introduce her around to several presidential candidates, including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and yes, Donald J. Trump. Those three just happened at the time to be the three leading contenders for the 2016 GOP nomination.

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Odd, right? Well, not really, given what we know today.

Byrne ultimately came to realize that the purpose of this operation was to “dirty up” these candidates by associating them with a Russian agent, giving James Comey’s FBI a pretext for initiating surveillance on their respective campaigns. Byrne claimed that, when he confronted his FBI handlers about his suspicions, they confirmed that was indeed their intent.

Ms. Butina ultimately became ensnared in the Mueller investigation, pleading guilty to conspiracy charges ostensibly related to her interactions with NRA officials during 2016. She received an 18-month sentence and was sent to a maximum security prison in order to prevent her from having any access to the outside world, i.e., to keep her quiet. She was moved to a minimum security prison in May, a decision Byrne claims was made by AG William Barr after a meeting with Byrne.

Why are we going through all of this again today? Because on Friday, one day after we learned that the Barr/Durham effort is now a criminal investigation, Ms. Butina was suddenly released from federal prison several weeks before her sentence had run out, and immediately loaded on a plane and shipped back to Russia on the orders of federal officials.

At the very end of the Reuters report linked above, we find this semi-explanation for Butina’s sudden release and deportation:

Asked whether Washington now expects Russia to release a former U.S. Marine named Paul Whelan currently being held on accusations of espionage, a State Department spokesperson said, “We continue to urge the Russian government to ensure a fair trial, including a fair and public hearing without undue delay, in accordance with its international legal obligations.”

A Russian court on Thursday ordered Whelan, detained in 2018, held in custody until Dec. 29.

Whelan, who holds American, British, Canadian and Irish passports, has denied the espionage allegations.

Oh.

So, thanks to the machinations of the bad actors who remain embeded within the Trump Administration, we can fully expect Ms. Butina to now disappear forever, perhaps to the wilds of Siberia, never to be heard from again. And Mr. Byrne’s story will be disappeared along with her.

Speaking of bad actors continuing the fight… – Also on Friday, Obama appointed federal judge Beryl Howell ruled that the Department of Justice must grant access to some of the federal grand jury material withheld from the Mueller Report to Jabba the Nadler and the members of the House Judiciary Committee. The material has thus far been withheld under very clear U.S. law and legal precedent in order to prevent it from being leaked into the public domain, which we know Nadler and his fellow Democrats will do as soon as they get their grubby hands on it.

Such grand jury material is traditionally withheld in order to prevent innocent citizens who testified before grand juries from having their reputations smeared as a result of doing so. There has been a non-partisan consensus for more than two centuries in this countries that making such testimony public will have a chilling effect on the ability of future grand juries to compel witness testimony in their efforts to get to the truth.

But this is an Obama judge, and she couldn’t care less about pesky things like precedent, tradition or truth. The decision will no doubt be appealed, and hopefully the appellate court will smack her down.

That is all.

 

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Ratcliffe and Clapper Offer a Stark Contrast in Takes on the Barr/Durham Probe

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

If you don’t believe the Deep State Coup Cabal is getting very nervous right now, you’re not paying close enough attention. –  The plotters are very, very nervous indeed, and for good reason. Remember that even the Deep State mouth organ New York Times reported on Saturday that bad actors like John Brennan, James Comey and James Clapper were lawyering up in anticipation of the Horowitz report on FISA abuse and the ongoing investigation into the origins of Spygate by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham.

The contrast between a couple of TV interviews over the last 24 hours provides a stark example of the very palpable panic beginning to set in among the Coup Cabal plotters: One of GOP Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, one of the main players in the 2017-18 House investigations into the Obama-era abuses, and the second of Obama DNI James Clapper, one of the major players in the never-ending coup. Below, you will find clips of both interviews, along with transcripts of each. The contrast of the comparative composure and messages of the two men is stark, and even a little startling. Watch and read:

Transcript:

Ratcliffe: I do. This is not a coincidence that it’s happening at the same time. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report looks into potential FISA abuse. You’ll remember that Republicans put out a memo that said that Obama Administration officials in the DOJ and the FBI appeared to have abused the FISA Act in court to obtain surveillance on Carter Page.

Democrats put out a memo saying that’s a bunch of nonsense, that the DOJ and FBI did everything right and how dare Republicans malign good people like Peter Strzok and Bruce Ohr. So, we’re going to find out who was telling the truth.

I think these two things are related, that the work done by Michael Horowitz could result in criminal referrals even though the report hasn’t been released. The referrals could have already been made, but regardless, John Durham had to let Michael Horowitz finish this work.

And I think that when people read the IG’s pending report, it will be very clear why the Durham investigation has now moved to a criminal probe which will allow him to empanel a grand jury and bring in witnesses, and perhaps ultimately bring criminal charges.

Doocey: Could it also show coordination within the agencies and perhaps with the Obama White House?

Ratclife: All of those things are possible, as you know, based on text messages and testimony that is there. Look, there’s been one inconsistency after another in terms of sworn testimony and documents that have been produced.

Just as one example, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, the person behind the Steele Dossier, testified before congress that he’d never met Bruce Ohr until Thanksgiving, after the [2016] election. Bruce Ohr told me in sworn testimony that he and Mr. Simpson met in August, months before the election, to talk about the dossier. So, someone very clearly not telling the truth, and there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit there that John Durham and Michael Horowitz have been looking at.

Again, at the end of the day, I think that those of us who have said that this is not a bunch of nonsense are going to be vindicated in both of the reports that are forthcoming.

Doocey: The NYTimes says the criminal investigation raises alarms that the President is using the DOJ to go after his political enemies.

Ratcliffe: Well, the DOJ was used to go after enemies, but it was in the prior administration, and that’s what the focus of this is. All of these things, all of these questions began to occur before Donald Trump was ever elected President, when he was candidate Trump. And so the things that we’re looking at took place and can be verified to be before Donald Trump ever put his hand on the Bible and became our President.

The fact that we need to look at the origins of something like this, and someone like Bill Barr was troubled by the lack of a predicate to investigate Donald Trump as a candidate is really what has lit the fuse behind this. Many of us – Trey Gowdy, Devin Nunes, myself and others – have been saying that what has happened here is that the Obama Administration took a vital national security tool, the FISA Act, and they misused it to surveil for political reasons, and I think the IG’s report is going to say whether or not we were right when we raised those questions.

As you can see, Ratcliffe is completely composed. No visible or audible nervousness, no stuttering or stammering through carefully-prepared talking points, none of the body language of an obvious liar. This is a man who is very confident in the truth of his position on the matter.

Now, contrast that with Clapper, who appeared on CNN Thursday night with Deep State toady Anderson Cooper:

Here’s the transcript, word for word.:

Clapper: Well, I sh, uhh, ummm, you know, very cur-curious since presumably I, I guess, uh, I’m one of those u-u-under investigation. And I, I, I [preening host interrupts, obviously trying to throw the skunk a lifeline]

Cooper: And you just heard about this.

Clapper: Yes, I,I,I just, uh, uh, you know, read the clip on, uhhh, a-about 20 minutes ago.  Ummm, I found the ti, the timing interesting, uh, given the, uh, increasing heat, uh, around the impeachment inquiry. And so, uhhh, it, it, uh, the timing’s i-i-interesting, I’ll just let it go at that.

And the other thing I, I wonder about is whether we’re talking about the overall, i-i-investigation, the Russian, uh, the,uh, reporting on the Russian, uhhh, interference, o, or are we talking about the counterintelligence investigation that was launched in July [2016] by the, by the FBI, about potential, uhhh, engagement and collusion, whatever you want to call it between the Russians and, and the Trump Campaign.

That, my friends, is a very, very nervous man, a guy who is obviously struggling to recite carefully-scripted talking points from memory; a man who is so nervous he can barely put 3-4 words together; a man with all of the facial tics and body language of a not-very-convincing prevaricator. This from a guy, Clapper, who, as a highly-paid “contributor” to CNN, has made dozens if not hundreds of live appearances on that channel over the past three years, and is normally very composed and loquacious.

Nervous, indeed. Maybe even frightened.

What about the other major players in the Coup Cabal, you might ask? What about, say, John Brennan, who is normally all over Twitter shouting about everything that happens?

John Brennan hasn’t issued a single tweet since October 18, a full week ago. Odd.

Well, what about James Comey, our National Teenage Drama Queen who also has regularly used his Twitter account to respond to major developments in the whole never-ending coup saga?

James Comey has issued one tweet since October 17, and it was about a visit he made to an Alabama cemetery. Weird.

Of course, if these guys and the other Coup Cabal plotters have indeed lawyered up this week, then good lawyers would have told each and every one of them to just shut the hell up. They could have used such good legal advice long ago.

Better late than never.

That is all.

 

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