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Bombshell: Tucker Carlson Details DC Swamp Syria False Flag

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

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? Are you kidding? – For the third time in the last six days of trading, all three major stock indexes – the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 – closed at record highs on Monday. You may or may not care for President Donald Trump, but your 401(k) loves him and his economy.

Tucker Carlson was trending on Twitter when I got up and began my daily news search this morning, so I decided to check out why. What I found was a bombshell report that the Deep State toadies in our fake news media will studiously ignore. It’s a story about how the warmonger lobby in Washington DC almost led our country into a completely unjustified escalation in Syria in April of last year, and how President Donald Trump barely avoided being railroaded into it. Here is a clip of that segment, followed by a transcript:

For all of you who, like me, still like to read stuff, here’s a transcript of Tucker’s remarks:

In spite of repeated efforts to get them out, American troops remain deployed in parts of Syria. If Washington has its way, they will be there until you are old, or even longer. Forever.

But it could be worse. 19 months ago, Washington was demanding that the U.S. government topple the Assad government completely, must do it now. The justification for this was a supposed chemical weapons attack in the town of Duma. Now, no one in Washington had seen the attack. No American had seen it, nobody in congress could tell you what proof existed that the attack had actually taken place, or that Assad’s government was behind it, rather than some other faction – and there were many – involved in the country’s civil war.

But it didn’t matter that there was literally no evidence: Everybody in Washington began agitating for regime change war immediately. Immediately, and especially on the left. Bill Kristol and Max Boot and everyone at MSNBC and CNN – they were completely for it. This show was not for it. We didn’t deny the attack happened, we just told people to be skeptical.

[Plays clip from April 9, 2018]

Universal, bi-partisan agreement on anything is usually the first sign that something deeply unwise is about to happen, if only because there is nobody left to ask skeptical questions. And we should be skeptical of this, starting with the poison gas attack. All the geniuses tell us that Assad killed those children, but do they really know that?

Of course they don’t really know that – they’re making it up. They have no real idea what happened. And now the same people who brought you the dying American middle class, undefended American borders and endless, pointless wars you in countries you could not find on a map are telling the President he’s got to depose Assad for reasons that are both unclear and demonstrably dishonest.

[End clip]

You’ve gotta depose Assad immediately. Wait a second, how did it work when we deposed the last four Arab leaders? And wait a second: Didn’t the Assad government, as evil as it may be, protect all the Christians?

Shut up, they said. You’ve gotta do it now!

Well, fortunately President Trump limited his response to another wave of missile strikes rather than sending U.S. troops in to topple yet another government in the region. But now, it looks like even that response may have not been justified.

Last Spring, the official report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is the group that monitors chemical weapons, said the Duma attack was caused by two chlorine gas canisters that were dropped from an airplane. That would suggest the Assad government was responsible for the attack. Ok.

But then last May, a leaked internal document showed that one of the OPCW’s top analysts disagreed with that conclusion. He thought the canisters were placed by hand, by someone on the ground. Which would make this a completely different event.

This week, WikiLeaks is publishing an email from a member of the OPCW’s fact finding team. That email accuses the organization of altering investigators’ original findings to make evidence of an attack look more conclusive than it actually was.

[Here is a link to the WikiLeaks OPCW Document in question.]

Sound familiar? Yeah, we’ve seen this movie before, with tragic consequences.

Yet another OPCW whistleblower has argued that on-the-ground evidence points against an attack happening at all.

So, in other words, America almost attacked another country, which would have killed untold thousands of people, over an “attack” that may never have happened in the first place. That powerful people may very well be lying about.

Under a different president – and whatever you think of Trump, this is true – under a different president, say, Hillary Clinton, being advised by the Obama foreign policy team – Samantha Power, and a lot of people like Samantha Power with long track records of unwise and indeed stupid decision making – under that administration we probably would have invaded.

[Segment turns to interview with Jonathan Steele, a chief foreign policy correspondent with The Guardian. It repeats the points Tucker just made.]

[End of transcript.]

This is a big deal. This is real news – news of a clear false flag effort by elements in the DC Swamp warmonger lobby to trick a United States president into launching yet another full-scale regime change war in yet another Middle Eastern nation.

Because it is real news, news that reveals even more of Washington’s corrupt establishment, it will be ignored by the mainstream media, since they pretty much all serve as the megaphones for the DC Swamp.

Be glad Donald Trump was your President last April and remains in office today. Because if he wasn’t, we’d have had another steady stream of young American men and women returning home from another God-forsaken Middle Eastern country in body bags for no reason whatsoever over the last 19 months, and no end in sight.

This, in fact, is why Donald Trump was elected in the first place. God bless him and keep him safe.

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That is all.

 

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The Deep State Keeps Revealing Its Ugly Face And The Public Doesn’t Like It

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

Polling support for impeachment of President Donald Trump is plummeting, and there is a clear reason why that’s the case. – Nate Silver’s 538 crew has a new report out today about the crashing support for the Democrat impeachment circus. While support remains strong among the Democrats’ demented voter base – which is always, consistently oversampled in these polls by about 10% – it is crashing and burning among independent voters, who have watched Adam Schiff’s clown-show public hearings and didn’t like what they’ve seen.

What did they see in those hearings? They saw a pack of members of America’s diplomatic corps, whining and complaining that the President of the United States was not following the dictates of foreign policy as implemented by the President’s globalist predecessors in office. They saw a bunch of hacks whose loyalties lie less with the American people than with the corruptocrats and oligarchs who control the Ukraine, and who appear to have worked against the interests of the country’s new reformist president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Deep State skunks helping Deep State skunks, as it were.

The public was also treated to the spectacle of a classic Deep State plant at the National Security Council, a preening, self-aggrandizing anti-Trump Lt. Colonel named Alexander Vindman. Vindman spent his time at the witness table obviously prevaricating and deflecting in order to construct damaging testimony against his Commander-in-Chief. Equally as repulsive and revealing was Vindman’s demand at one point that the Committee’s ranking minority member, Devin Nunes, address him by his military rank rather than respectfully as “Mr. Vindman.”

Add to all that the clownish Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, a Jeb! Bush supporter who bought his ambassadorship in the grand DC Swamp tradition. Then toss in the fact that the only two witnesses who clearly weren’t Deep State hacks, Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison – who had been Vindman’s manager at the NSC – had already basically been run out of the diplomatic corps, and the picture presented to the public was one of rampant disloyalty, clownish jealousy and corruption. In other words, just like the public saw at the Department of Justice, pre-William Barr, and still sees at the FBI and in the nation’s intelligence community.

In the days since the public impeachment circus left on its long Thanksgiving holiday recess, the public has been treated to the next episode of the Deep State unmasking itself, this time at the Department of the Navy in the Eddie Gallagher affair, which the Campaign Update chronicled in two separate posts on Sunday. There we found the repulsive spectacle of senior officials at the Pentagon openly defying the clear orders of the Commander-in-Chief, and outright threatening him in the public space.

As repeatedly noted here, Barack Obama spent his 8 years in office in a continuous effort to utterly corrupt every agency, bureau, commission and committee of the federal government, and was very successful in doing so. But this weekend’s shenanigans, which culminated – at least for now – in the unceremonious firing of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, likely represent the first time that millions of ordinary Americans learned that the corruption is so deeply integrated within our military leadership.

Sadly, the purging of the Swamp snakes at the Pentagon should not end with Spencer. The Commander of the Navy Seals, Admiral Collin Green, engaged in the same defiant behavior as Spencer, and Rear Admiral Charlie Brown, the Navy’s Chief of Information, issued the following statement in the midst of the dustup:

“The Navy follows the lawful orders of the President. We will do so in case of an order to stop the administrative review of SOC Gallagher’s professional qualification. We are aware of the President’s tweet and we are awaiting further guidance.”

The clear implication in that statement is that the President’s tweet ordering the Navy to disband its review board against Gallagher did not amount to a “lawful order.” Which is outrageous. The Commander-in-Chief just issued a pardon to Gallagher a few weeks ago, making his wishes on this matter clearly obvious to everyone.

Spencer claimed on Saturday that he did not consider a tweet to be a “formal order,” but the CinC can make his wishes known in whatever form of communication he prefers. For Spencer and the rest of the Navy brass to convene a review panel to question Gallagher’s status after the President’s pardon was rank insubordination. The pretense that the President’s tweet somehow does not constitute a lawful order borders on open sedition.

As Kurt Schlichter advocates in a great piece on all of this at Townhall.com:

Fire them all.

Then fire their bosses for not having fired them already by the time the president got around to it. And fire their bosses. Fire the whole chain of command and order them all to retire.

Open defiance of the Commander-in-Chief and the sarcastic questioning of his authority in official statements is simply an intolerable situation. The Navy needs a good purging, if for no other reason than to set a good example for the leadership of the other branches of the armed forces.

The good part of all of this is that, the more these Deep State skunks and snakes unmask themselves, the more repulsed the public is by their actions. It has been a really bad couple of weeks for the denizens of the DC Swamp.

That is all.

 

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Navy Brass at the Pentagon is Openly Defying the President

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

There only one solution to this, and that is the firings of these men. – The New York Times reported on Saturday that both the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, and the Admiral serving as Commander of the Navy Seals, Collin Green, are in open defiance of their Commander-in-Chief, whose name is Donald J. Trump. If the story is true – which, of course, is always a pure crap shoot when it comes from the news fakers at the New York Times – then there really is only one possible proper outcome here, and that is for both men to be fired as soon as possible.

According to the Times report:

The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday.

The Navy is proceeding with the disciplinary plans against the commando, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, who counts Mr. Trump as one of his most vocal supporters. After reversing a demotion in recent days, the president suggested on Thursday that he would intervene again in the case, saying that the sailor should remain in the unit.

The threats by the Navy secretary, Richard V. Spencer, and the commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, are a rare instance of pushback against Mr. Trump from members of the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, scrambled to come up with a face-saving compromise this past week in the hope that Mr. Trump could be persuaded to change his mind.

A “face-saving compromise,” huh? That’s what the top command at the Pentagon is all about now – saving face when their plans to railroad a man whose 1-rank demotion had been recently restored by their President?

Gallagher, for those not familiar with his case, had been accused of committing war crimes while serving in Iraq, and put through a long and very costly court-martial. The jury ultimately acquitted him of the alleged crimes, but cited him for – I kid you not – posing for a photo with the body of a dead terrorist fighter, and issued a demotion as punishment.

After the President restored his rank, the Navy brass announced early this past week that they were convening a review board to evaluate Gallagher’s fitness for remaining in the Seals. The President tweeted in response to that news:

“The Navy will NOT be taking away warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to work!”

Based on leaks coming from disloyal jackasses at the Pentagon, the toadies at the Times characterize the Navy’s response to that tweet as follows:

One argument that officials said may be relied on is the assumption that a tweet does not constitute a formal presidential order. Mr. Esper and General Milley conveyed to the president that if he followed up that tweet with a direct order, there would be huge consequences: Mr. Trump would lose Mr. Spencer and Admiral Green, further infuriate his top military leadership and do untold damage to decades of military justice doctrine, according to administration officials.

Oh, so, by exercising his clear Constitutional authority to intervene in this ridiculous persecution of a Navy Seal by the Navy brass, the Commander-in-Chief would “infuriate his top military leadership” and “do untold damage to decades of military justice doctrine,” eh? What about when the leadership engages in open defiance of their chain of command because it is angry? Wouldn’t that be doing untold damage to the system?

That part about infuriating the military leadership, given that it no doubt comes from someone in that military leadership, sure sounds like an open threat, doesn’t it? Since when do the leaders in our military get to openly threaten the Commander-in-Chief?

If – and again, it is a big “IF” considering the corrupt source – this story is true, then it becomes just one more reason to be very concerned about the loyalties of the current leadership at the Pentagon. When added to the refusal by military leaders to properly deal with Alexander Vindman and his leaking activities at the National Security Council, it paints a very disturbing picture.

Appearing at a public event late Saturday, Secretary Spencer denied having threatened to resign, but not the other aspects of this very disturbing story.

Here’s a link to that video:

Spencer also noted that “I work at the pleasure of the President.” He sure doesn’t act like he believes that to be true. Perhaps the President should exercise his pleasure.

That is all.

[Edit: As I was compiling this piece, President Trump issued the tweet below.]

 

 

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The Horowitz FISA Investigation May Have Found its Scapegoat

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

Details of the Horowitz FISA report are leaking, and it all smacks of a whitewash. – Not that that outcome wasn’t completely predictable, since I warned you to fully expect that in yesterday’s Campaign Update.

Last night, CNN ran with a story – based on leaks no doubt obtained from one of the many ex-FBI snakes now employed by the fakest news channel on earth – proclaiming that Horowitz’s report will make claims of criminal activity by a single FBI lawyer, whose identity is not revealed in the story. Might it be James Baker, the former FBI general counsel now working for CNN as a contributor? Might it be Lisa Page, the paramour and co-conspirator to super-duper FBI stud Peter Strzok? We didn’t know, and CNN wasn’t telling.

What CNN did say about the nature of the potential charges against this lawyer is this:

A former FBI lawyer is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.

A little later in the evening, the Deep State mouthpieces at the Washington Post came in with a story of their own, and it revealed more about this lawyer’s identity. According to the Post:

The person under scrutiny is a low-level FBI lawyer who has since been forced out of the agency, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss material that has not yet been made public.

Hilariously, after Wolf Blitzer carried a report on this CNN “breaking news,” the fake news channel’s own on-air fake talent studiously ignored it for the rest of the evening. Only in America’s dead profession of journalism would a news outlet work so hard to bury a major scoop that its own people were the first to report.

But the bottom line here is that Horowitz, true to his nature as a career creature of the DC Swamp, has apparently found the perfect scapegoat, a low-level lawyer who has already been forced out of his job and who can now become the sacrificial lamb, the offering to the public in a report that otherwise whitewashes the utter defrauding of the FISA process that we all know was led by Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Rod Rosenstein, among others. We know a whitewash is very likely because the Post piece also contains this very disturbing passage:

That conduct did not alter Horowitz’s finding that the surveillance application of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had a proper legal and factual basis, the officials said.

Ugh.

The lone bit of potentially good news in all of this actually appears in the CNN report:

Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham, the federal prosecutor appointed early this year by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a broad investigation of intelligence gathered for the Russia probe by the CIA and other agencies, including the FBI. The altered document is also at least one focus of Durham’s criminal probe.

So, again, if you were expecting gang-buster, myriad criminal referrals to be contained in the report from career apparatchik Michael Horowitz, you would be well advised to cool your jets. While reports from CNN and the WaPo are highly suspect at best and far from definitive accounts of the totality of the Horowitz’s findings, they provide good initial foundation to believe the report will be a classic DC Swamp whitewash.

After all, if the report contained criminal referrals targeting the true major players in all of this, those major players would be working with their toadies at CNN, WaPo, the NYTimes and the networks to plant stories that smear Horowitz and contain more-preferred narratives.

If you want real justice to be levied at the coup cabal plotters, it will either come from John Durham and his investigation, or it will never come at all.

That is all.

 

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Michael Horowitz – America’s Joke-Telling DMV Sloth

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

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? Nope, not a chance. – The S&P 500 set another record close on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrials and NASDAQ coming withing a few points of record finishing levels of their own. The Democrat tears are threatening to cause the sea levels to rise at this point.

You seriously could never make this stuff up. – The Washington Post, in its role as mouthpiece for the Deep State, published and then amended a piece Thursday evening that initially contained encouraging news about the potential release of the long-delayed report from plodding, obfuscating, delaying DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on all the rampant abuse of the FISA system that was engaged in by the Coup Cabal. Attorney General William Barr had told reporters Wednesday evening that he believed the release of the Horowitz Report was, in his words, “imminent,” and the initial version of the Post’s report appeared to back that up.

According to the Deep State toadies at the Post, members of the Cabal are now complaining to their favorite fake news outlet that mean ol’ Horowitz isn’t letting their lawyers drag this thing out even further by delaying offering “comments” on the parts of the report that deal with their clients.

Here’s the key passage:

The Justice Department Inspector General’s office has told witnesses who are set to review draft sections of its long-awaited report on the FBI investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign that they will not be allowed to submit written feedback — one in a series of unusual restrictions that some fear could make the final document less accurate, people familiar with the matter said.

As is the case in most inspector general probes, witnesses are being invited to review draft sections of the report and offer comments and corrections, the people said. But — unlike most cases — they are being told those comments must be conveyed only verbally, the people said.

Oh, but it got even better:

Even though Attorney General William P. Barr and other officials have been working in recent weeks to determine what should be redacted from the report as classified or private information, people familiar with the process said that the entire draft document is marked “Top Secret,” so anyone who discusses its contents outside a secure government room could be committing a crime.

And…

Witnesses, they said, are being asked to review their sections in a secure area, after signing nondisclosure agreements, according to people familiar with the matter.

The witnesses have also been told they will not be allowed to remove any notes they make about the document, the people said.

Real Americans who really care about America were very pleased with this development, which appeared to be a good-faith effort by Horowitz and others who control this absurd process to speed it all up and deny the lawyers for all these bad actors multiple more opportunities to gum up the works. Finally, at long last, they thought, we will at least be able to firmly judge whether Horowitz himself is a good-faith actor or just another of the teeming masses of DC Swamp skunks infesting the DOJ. At least we’d finally have that.

But no, not really. Like Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown at the last second, the Post toadies came in a few hours after the piece was initially published and revised it with the news that a spokesperson for DOJ had just basically said “Just kidding. We take it all back.”

Here’s the revision:

But late Thursday night, Stephanie Logan, a spokeswoman, said the office would clarify to witnesses that they could submit written feedback “consistent with rules to protect classified information.”

“As part of our factual accuracy review, and consistent with our usual practice, we are providing witnesses with the opportunity to review portions of the report that relate to them,” Logan said. “Also consistent with our practice, we undertake every effort to ensure witnesses can provide their comments and we are clarifying to witnesses that they will be able to provide written comments, consistent with rules to protect classified information.”

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So, same old scam, different week. No one knows when the report will be coming out, or even how Attorney General Barr defines the word “imminent.” In the world of the plodding, obfuscating, interminably delaying Michael Horowitz, “imminent” could mean later this month, sometime before Christmas, along about Easter or, sadly, safely after the November 2020 elections have come and gone.

Horowitz is the living incarnation of the joke-telling sloth in the movie “Zootipia.”

You could never make this stuff up in a million years.

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What is the Game with the Horowitz Report?

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

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is not a happy man. – The former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is understandably irritated about the seemingly endless delays in the process of getting the report on FISA abuse from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz released to the public. Grassley made his concerns known in a tweet issued Tuesday afternoon:

Indeed, what is the game with this long-delayed report from an investigation that started more than 20 months ago in early 2018? The report has been rumored in the fake news media to be complete and ready for release since at least April of this year, yet we still have seen neither hide nor hair of it. Grassley’s reference to “next week when they said it would” is actually a reference to reports from Sara Carter and others claiming that their “sources” were telling them the report would be issued on or around November 18.

This is about the 600th “sourced” issue date for the report that Carter and others have rolled out on Sean Hannity’s radio and/or TV programs since April. Hannity himself has repeatedly claimed that his own “sources” were telling him the report was just bound to be released at some point every month for the last six months. And yet, here we sit, still without this supposedly crucial report.

And it only gets worse: Late Tuesday evening, the Associated Press issued a report that clearly tells us we won’t see this report next week, or the week after that, or anytime before at least early December. Here’s the key passage:

The inspector general in recent days has invited witnesses and their lawyers who were interviewed for the report to review portions of a draft this week and next, a critical final step toward making the document public, according to multiple people familiar with the process who insisted on anonymity to discuss it.

As part of that process, the people will have opportunities to raise concerns or suggest potential edits, making it unclear precisely when in the coming weeks a final version could be ready for release. Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Congress in a letter last month that he did not expect a lengthy review period and that he intended to make as much of the report public as possible, with minimal redactions.

Oh. It is “unclear precisely when in the coming weeks a final version could be ready for release.” Well, knock me over with a feather.

This witness review process could take a few weeks, or it could take months. It could even result in the release of the report being delayed until after Election Day 2020, at which time it could be safely quashed from ever seeing the light of day should a Democrat win the presidency.

Why? Because each and every one of these witnesses has a high-powered lawyer representing them, and those lawyers will no doubt employ every tactic for delay they can come up with, given that they are no doubt all loyal players whose livelihoods depend on the preservation of the DC Swamp and its corruption.

And presto! Just as if it were coordinated in advance, the reliable deep state mouth organ Washington Post issued its own report just hours after the AP report in which it claims that, while the timelines for some witness reviews have already been established, the timelines for others are “still being negotiated”:

Several witnesses have been scheduled or are in talks to review sections of the report dealing with their testimony in the next two weeks, the people said on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

Even better for the deep state, the witnesses can submit feedback, which could result in further delays and force additional “investigations”:

That could mean public release is imminent, though the witnesses will be allowed to submit feedback — which could spark more investigative work and slow down the process.

Oh. And guess what? Any additional investigative work might – just might – result in new revelations of wrongdoing, which would the result in the accused persons within the FBI and DOJ getting yet another lengthy bite at the apple to review the findings and provide their own “feedback,” which could in turn create the need for more investigative work and witness interviews and feedback and counterclaims and lawyer tactics and corrupt FBI demands for redactions and on and on and on and on ad nauseum.

Oh.

Here’s the lesson for Senator Grassley: You need to stop watching or listening to Sean Hannity and his gang of tick-tock monkeys. Sean Hannity has aired essentially the same hour of TV and three hours of radio five days a week for the past three years now. His incessant, repeated claims of “big revelations coming” that will be “devastating” and result in “multiple criminal referrals” and yada-yada-yada and blah-blah-blah have become the single most tiresome feature of our national news media.

So, to quote Sen. Grassley: “WHAT THE GAME IS?”

The game is delay. The game is being played by not only Horowitz himself, but by Christopher Wray, by Dana Boente, by other corrupt DOJ and FBI officials, by the felons who participated and still participate in the coup cabal, by the witnesses and their lawyers and their willing accomplices in the fake news media.

And here’s the biggest problem, Sen. Grassley: The game is also being played by your successor at the Judiciary Committee, your esteemed colleague Lindsey Graham. If you really are frustrated by all the delays, well, Sen. Graham has the power to convene a hearing and subpoena Horowitz, Wray, Boente and anyone else he wants to and ask them why they are playing this game.

Graham has in fact had that power for 10 months now and failed to convene a single hearing or issue a single subpoena related to this matter.

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-to…oh hell, nevermind.

That is all.

 

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Democrat Impeachment Circus Finally Makes it to the Big Top

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

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? Yeah, neither am I. – Another day, another stock market record. The NASDAQ closed at its latest all-time record high on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average also closing unchanged at its all-time record high level. The Trump economy just refuses to cooperate with the Democrat/Media effort to talk the nation into a recession before next year’s elections.

The economy and stock market are doing so incredibly well, in fact, that the Democrats simply must impeach President Donald Trump. – The amazing prosperity and record levels of low unemployment achieved by the Trump economy has the Democrats so upset that they believe they have no choice but to impeach the President. No, I’m not kidding in saying that. That really is the case here.

San Fran Nan, Bug-eyes Schiff, Jabba the Nadler and the rest of the Democrat “leadership” understand that, when an incumbent president is running for re-election to a second term, that election pretty much always turns on the relative health of the economy. Voters tend to vote their pocketbooks, and when their pocketbooks are filled thanks to their being gainfully employed, they don’t tend to be in the mood for a radical change in the White House.

Let’s be honest: If the Democrats are offering nothing else to the voters with their lineup of carnival freak show presidential contenders, they are offering radical change, and not for the better when it comes to the economy. From Elizabeth Warren to The Commie to Preacher Pete to Quid Pro Joe, what they are offering to the voters for 2020 would well and truly take the nation to economic ruin like it has never seen before. There is not enough money on the face of God’s green earth to fund the $92 trillion Green New Deal, much less Medicare for all, free tuition, and all the other tons o’ fun free stuff these nitwits are using to try to buy the votes of the naive and the just plain stupid among us.

Given this stark reality, Democrat poo-bahs know they must do everything they possibly can to make the 2020 election a referendum on something, anything other than the economy. So they concocted the dumbest fake impeachment plan in U.S. history, a plan to hype and mis-characterize a July 25 phone call between the presidents of the U.S. and Ukraine, a plan to turn a perfectly valid demand by the U.S. for the Ukraine to investigate clear and unambiguous corruption by a former U.S. vice president and his son into some sort of mob-style blackmail scheme.

The plan is to “dirty-up” President Trump with a phony scandal to such an extent that his amazingly resilient public approval numbers fall into the 30s range, based on the reality that they cannot hope to defeat him next year unless that happens. San Fran Nan and Bug-eyes thought they could achieve this goal by holding Soviet-style interrogations of witnesses in the basement of the Capitol and strategically leaking only the damaging parts of their testimony to their willing accomplices at the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN.

But that tactic failed miserably just as all their other tactics over the past three years have miserably failed. So, today they’re taking their deceitful carnival side show right out into the Big Top with nationally-televised hearings featuring bureaucrats no one’s ever heard of whining about the disagreements they had with the foreign policy constitutionally set by the President of the United States.

Even in this new phase, the despicable Dems are hilariously hamstrung by their own mendacity. They can’t call the fake whistleblower, Eric CIAramella, whose fake, hearsay complaint served as the kicking off point for this entire fantasy play. They can’t call this deep state spy/leaker because he’d either have to commit perjury or admit to all of his coordination with Bug-eyes and his staff in writing and filing the complaint.

And what of the highly-publicized and promoted Alexander Vindman, the Obama holdover at the NSC who showed up to his basement interrogation wearing his dress uniform for the TV cameras in clear violation of the U.S. military code of conduct? Vindman’s name is mysteriously nowhere to be found on this week’s witness list. It turns out that, despite Schiff’s strategic leaks of small portions of Vindman’s tesimony, the deep state embed actually did not do well at all under cross-examination by GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe, and Vindman’s hothead lawyer came across as the bad guy character from an episode of Ally McBeal. So Vindman obviously needs more coaching time, and perhaps also a new lawyer.

Curiously on the witness list for Thursday is ex-U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who we know already committed perjury during her own basement testimony. This Obama holdover was so corrupt that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky actually asked President Trump to get rid of her. But, being an Obama appointee, she is no doubt willing to say whatever San Fran Nan and Bug-eyes want from her, so they’re putting her up there despite her previous perjury.

I won’t be obsessing over these public hearings today because I have better things to do with my time, like trim my fingernails and vacuum the spare bedrooms, and I hope you won’t either.

Because at the end of the day, this is just a show. It’s just an episode of ‘Seinfeld’: A show about nothing, only without the entertaining parts.

That is all.

 

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Politico Lays out the Deep State’s Strategy for Removing Trump From Office

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

It generally isn’t all that hard to know what the hive mind of the Deep State collective is thinking: It’s usually easy to find laid out in detail in one of the reliable coordinating news organs. Most often, the platform of choice is either the New York Times or the Washington Post, but occasionally an alternative is chosen for this duty.

Today’s cooperating fake news platform of choice is the ever-reliable and increasingly transparent Politico, with former Bush/Cheney/McCain adviser Juleanna Glover serving as the nominal author. Under a headline that reads “There’s a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office,” Glover lays out a process for the GOP-dominated Senate to remove President Trump from office based on whatever fairy-tale impeachment articles the House sends over to them, by adopting the same hide-the-ball tactics used by Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi.

Such an approach no doubt sounds completely plausible to Ms. Glover and her fellow DC Swamp skunks and snakes, given that they have spent their entire careers devising ways to deceive the American public by hiding the pesky truth from them. After all, that was how both Bushes, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama conducted their entire presidencies for the 28 years between the departure of Ronald Reagan and the inauguration of Donald Trump; So hey, why not do this one more thing that way? If you’re successful, you might get another 28 years of uninterrupted globalist policies, by which time the American Republic would no doubt be well and truly dead.

Ms. Glover’s proposition is both elegant in its simplicity and stunning in its mendacity. Here is the first key passage:

By most everyone’s judgment, the Senate will not vote to remove President Donald Trump from office if the House impeaches him. But what if senators could vote on impeachment by secret ballot? If they didn’t have to face backlash from constituents or the media or the president himself, who knows how many Republican senators would vote to remove?

A secret impeachment ballot might sound crazy, but it’s actually quite possible. In fact, it would take only three senators to allow for that possibility.

See what I mean by elegant simplicity? Hey, it only takes three GOP Senators, and the obvious Usual Suspects are just staring us in the face right now, aren’t they? Those would be the same three GOP senators who refused to sign onto Lindsey Graham’s now-forgotten October resolution demanding the House hold a vote to launch a formal impeachment inquiry, something that still has not actually taken place.

Within a few days of its introduction, Graham’s resolution had received pledges to co-sponsor from 50 of the 53 Republican senators. The three holdouts were as predictable as the sun rising in the East: Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins. The three have differing reasons for their disloyalty – Romney is positioning himself to become the GOP’s “savior” should Trump be removed, Collins is up for re-election in 2020 in a very evenly-divided state, and Murkowski is just a classic transactional political skunk trying to leverage the President’s support for her latest energy bill – but the commonality is that they all maintain higher loyalties to their personal interests than to the well-being of the nation.

So, there are your three obvious holdouts, and no one should doubt their willingness to force any removal vote to be hidden from the public. Recognizing the skunkiness of her own proposal, Ms. Glover goes on to offer these senators her thin rationale for hiding the ball from the voting public:

During the last impeachment of a president, Bill Clinton, the rules were hammered out by Democrats and Republicans in a collaborative process, as then Senate leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle recently pointed out in a Washington Post op-ed. The rules passed unanimously. That’s unlikely this time, given the polarization that now defines our politics. McConnell and his fellow Republicans are much more likely to dictate the rules with little input from Democrats.

But, according to current Senate procedure, McConnell will still need a simple majority—51 of the 53 Senate Republicans—to support any resolution outlining rules governing the trial. That means that if only three Republican senators were to break from the caucus, they could block any rule they didn’t like. (Vice President Mike Pence can’t break ties in impeachment matters.) Those three senators, in turn, could demand a secret ballot and condition their approval of the rest of the rules on getting one.

Some might say transparency in congressional deliberations and votes is inviolable, and it’s true that none of the previous Senate impeachments have been conducted via secret ballot. But the Senate’s role in an impeachment is analogous to a U.S. jury, where secret ballots are often used. When Electoral College gridlock has resulted in the House picking the president—the House elected Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and John Quincy Adams in 1824—that vote has been secret. And, of course, when citizens vote for president, they do so in private.

See what I mean by stunning mendacity? ‘Yeah, every other impeachment/removal effort has been conducted above-board in and in public, but this one is different because…well because that’s what the DC Swamp wants, so let’s make up a bunch of irrelevant crap analogies to try to justify it. If all of our talking heads on TV will repeat these talking points often enough for long enough, why, the Big Lie principle devised by the Nazis ensure us they will eventually be accepted by the public as truth. Hey, it’s worked like a charm with “global warming,” hasn’t it?’

Then there’s this:

There’s already been some public speculation that, should the Senate choose to proceed with a secret ballot, Trump would be found guilty. GOP strategist Mike Murphy said recently that a sitting Republican senator had told him 30 of his colleagues would vote to convict Trump if the ballot were secret. Former Senator Jeff Flake topped that, saying he thought 35 Republican senators would vote that way.

Oh, hey, let’s trot out former Jeb Bush campaign adviser Mike Murphy and 18% public approval rating Jeff Flake – two of the most pathetic abject political failures of the Trump era – to lend further credibility to our evil plan. That should work!

Holy crap. You could never make these people up.

But wait, there’s more! Next, Glover, on behalf of the Deep State arrayed against him, literally advises the President of the United States to just give up and negotiate a deal. I’m not kidding:

While it’s unlikely Trump would support a secret ballot, it’s possible he might actually benefit from one in the long run. If a secret ballot is agreed on and Trump knows the prospect of impeachment is near, he could then focus his energies on his post-presidency. Once he leaves office, Trump faces multiple possible criminal investigations, at the federal, state and local level. He almost certainly knows that a President Pence could pardon him only for federal crimes. To avoid the prospect of serving time, Trump could negotiate a collective settlement—just as the Sackler family has done in the OxyContin matter—with all the jurisdictions now running independent investigations into his activities. Trump’s impeachment, followed by a quick resignation, might appease Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s and New York Attorney General Letitia James’s thirst for justice, making them more likely to agree to a deal.

Don’t you just love how this DC Swamp hack tosses in the names of Cyrus Vance, Jr., who refused to even investigate myriad accusations made against Harvey Weinstein – who happened to be a big campaign contributor – and Letitia James, who is the process of having her incompetence exposed in her fake case against ExxonMobil, to somehow bolster her case? Why, it’s almost as if the writer is as corrupt and incompetent as the prosecutors. Go figure.

But Glover isn’t done yet: There’s one more threat that must be issued to the key potential roadblock in her Deep State daydream:

Even McConnell might privately welcome the prospect of a secret ballot. He has always been intently focused on maintaining his Republican majority in the Senate. Trump’s approval numbers continue to languish, and support for impeachment has been rising. McConnell himself, facing reelection next year, has an approval rating of just 18 percent in Kentucky, not to mention that the Republican governor there just suffered a stunning upset in last week’s election. All of which suggests McConnell might warm to the possibility that he and his caucus could avoid a public up-or-down vote in defense of behavior by the president that’s looking increasingly indefensible.

Translated: ‘Hey, we stole the governor’s election for the Democrats when every other statewide office on the ballot ended up being a GOP landslide. How hard do you think it would be for us to get a Democrat elected to your senate seat, dude?’

So there you have it, folks: The DC Swamp strategery in a nutshell, complete with the most un-American propositions possible and barely-veiled threats to the key players. Of course, what Glover and her compatriots fail to consider is that this is not a strategy for saving the GOP from Trump: It is in fact a strategy that, if adopted, will inevitably result in the literal death of the Republican Party.

Make no mistake about it, if a Republican-majority Senate chaired by a Republican-appointed Chief Justice ends up removing Donald John Trump from the presidency based on the utterly absurd rationale being pushed by the Democrat/media clown show in the House, the President’s base supporters – who currently make up about 90% of the entire GOP base – will literally dismantle the party, brick by corrupt brick. There would be no going back from such a betrayal of the 63 million Americans who elected him in the first place and the millions more who have jumped onto the Trump Train since that glorious day three years ago.

In spite of that clear and unarguable reality, Ms. Glover, mouthpiece for the Deep State, ends her piece with this:

A secret ballot might get Trump out of office sooner than everyone expects: The sooner any three Republican senators make clear that they will support nothing short of a secret ballot, the sooner Trump realizes his best course could be to cut a deal, trading his office for a get-out-of-jail-free card—a clean slate from prosecutors—just as Vice President Spiro Agnew did. And if Trump were to leave office before the end of the year, there might even be enough time for Republicans to have a vibrant primary fight, resulting in a principled Republican as the nominee.

That, folks, is pretty much the most absurd thing you will ever read. This woman has a bright future writing fairy tales.

But don’t kid yourselves into thinking these people will not try to go down this road anyway. If you see Sen. McConnell start talking about how a secret ballot is just peachy-keen with him, you will know the fix is in.

That is all.

 

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The Democrat/Media Coup d’etat Playbook Once Again Lands on “Obstruction”

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

Holy crap, we’re back to “obstruction” again. – Every American who was awake during 2017 will remember how, when their whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy quickly ran aground on the shoals of truth and reality, the Democrat/media/deep state Axis of Disinformation immediately shifted the focus of the Mueller witch hunt to trying to dummy up a case against President Trump for “obstruction of justice.”

In support of that tactic, Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the news media began characterizing literally any action the accused POTUS took to defend himself as somehow being “evidence” of “obstruction.” The very word in fact lost all real meaning as it became just a catch-all for every defensive act, no matter how innocuous it might be.

Lo and behold, on Monday we arrived right back at that very same point again. With their initial justification for kicking off this fake impeachment scam, i.e., the allegation of a ‘quid pro quo’ taking place during the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, having collapsed to the point that the Democrats are now pretending the “whistleblower” who started it all now apparently no longer exists, Adam Schiff made it clear during a press availability that the goal posts have now shifted to yet another vague “obstruction’ allegation.

Here is a clip of Schiff’s remarks, followed by a transcript for those who still like to read stuff:

Here’s the transcript of Pencil Neck’s remarks:

Today we had additional scheduled depositions with the top lawyer for the National Security Council, as well as Mr. Blair from the OMB and someone who worked closely with Mick Mulvaney. Both of them defied congressional subpoenas and refused to appear for their scheduled depositions, as has been the case with other witnesses who have done the same thing.

This will be further evidence of the Administration’s efforts to obstruct the lawful and constitutional duties of congress. I would also say, and we expect the witnesses who we’ve subpoenaed to come in this afternoon [garbled] to also be no-shows, this will only further add to the body of evidence on a potential obstruction of congress charge against the President.

Indeed, in the Nixon impeachment there was an article of impeachment based on the obstruction of congress that itemized each of the subpoenas the White House had defied. Well, today we have four additional subpoenas to add to the list of a potential charge against the President of the United States and his obstruction of its constitutional duties.

[End]

So, just as in the playbook used for the whole Russia Collusion scam, the Schiff/Pelosi Impeachment scam now shifts away from the failed original allegation to the catch-all tactic of characterizing any and every defensive action taken by the White House as “obstruction of congress.”

The pathological Schiff’s comparison of this current scam to the Nixon impeachment process is both laughable and heinously disgusting. There are three very key differences between the two situations:

  1. The impeachment process of Nixon was kicked off by a real, true vote of the full House of Representatives on February 6, 1974 to establish a real, true formal impeachment process. The Schiff/Pelosi scam was kicked off by unilateral decree by the Speaker, ostensibly in response to a fake complaint filed a fake whistleblower.
  2. The 1973 impeachment vote by the House received bipartisan support – last week’s sham vote to simply continue Pelosi’s unlawful process did not.
  3. In the end, the House impeachment process had identified a long list of real, actual criminal actions taken by President Nixon and his staff. Today’s scam process has not only failed to identify any actual criminal actions on the part of the President or anyone who works for him – other than the fake whistleblower himself, perhaps – we haven’t even seen anyone allege any actual crimes have taken place.

All we have as of today are Schiff’s phony complaints about “obstruction of congress” because Administration official are defying his sham “subpoenas.” Those “subpoenas” in fact have no force of law because the House has to this point failed to legally establish a formal impeachment process. They are in fact nothing more than mendacious letters that contain no enforcement mechanism.

So, we’re back to “obstruction” one more time, and if that tells us anything, it tells us for certain sure that Pencil Neck and his gang of circus clowns are stuck holding another big ol’ bag of nothing.

That is all.

 

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