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Another Comey Investigation, Another Chance for William Barr to Finally Act

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

Yet another narrative-setter from the NYTimes’s deep state mouthpiece hack, Adam Goldman. – Honestly, this is getting to be almost as frequent as the stock market closing at new record highs, something that also happened yet again on Thursday.

Goldman posted a piece yesterday designed to set the narrative for the Times’s Deep State managers, this time in favor of our National Teenage Drama Queen, former FBI Director James Comey. Goldman gets down to his cover business right from the start, with this headline:

Justice Dept. Investigating Years-Old Leaks and Appears Focused on Comey

Oh, hey, it’s just more leaks by Comey – and hey, we all have known for years Comey was a serial leaker – and the leaks in question might have involved classified information, but they are “years-old”, so what’s the big deal here? Right? Right.

But then Goldman really gets down to business with his sub-head, which is an even more blatantly-slanted statement designed to convince readers to condemn not the criminal – Comey – but the investigators:

An inquiry into years-old disclosures of classified information is highly unusual and leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work.

So, that’s a two-for-one deal, not only sucking up to the Drama Queen, but also consistent with the corrupt news media’s ongoing efforts to smear Attorney General William Barr. Goldman has achieved all of that, and we haven’t even gotten into the text of his piece. That’s gold star stuff right there.

Let’s go to the first two paragraphs, of the piece, which first lay out the bare bones of what is actually taking place, and then quickly manages to also smear President Donald Trump:

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Washington are investigating a years-old leak of classified information about a Russian intelligence document, and they appear to be focusing on whether the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey illegally provided details to reporters, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

The case is the second time the Justice Department has investigated leaks potentially involving Mr. Comey, a frequent target of President Trump, who has repeatedly called him a “leaker.” Mr. Trump recently suggested without evidence that Mr. Comey should be prosecuted for “unlawful conduct” and spend years in prison.

There’s that favorite corrupt media phrase, “without evidence,” which is only used against Republicans and always manages to ignore the mountain of information in the public domain supporting the President’s statement. But hey, that’s what corrupt reporters at the New York Times are trained to do, so Goldman might get a promotion for checking off so many Deep State narrative piece boxes before we even get to his third paragraph.

You have to go to paragraph 4 to get to the essence of what the investigators are really looking into:

Law enforcement officials are scrutinizing at least two news articles about the F.B.I. and Mr. Comey, published in The New York Times and The Washington Post in 2017, that mentioned the Russian government document, according to the people familiar with the investigation. Hackers working for Dutch intelligence officials obtained the document and provided it to the F.B.I., and both its existence and the collection of it were highly classified secrets, the people said.

So, hey, Comey was leaking “highly classified secrets” to the New York Times (shocking!) and the Washington Post, the two major print mouth organs for the Democrat Party and the Deep State, which are largely, but not entirely, the same thing. Given everything we have found out about these three specific players over the last four years, this is akin to informing the Times readership that water is indeed wet.

So, what is the actual, exact nature of this “Russian intelligence document,” you ask? Well, you naturally have to go deep into bowels of the report where few of the Times short attention span readers will bother to tread to discover that it is actually nothing more than an official Democrat National Committee email sent by then-DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to one Leonard Benardo, an official with the Open Society Foundations, a group funded by … wait for it … George Soros.

Oh.:

The latest investigation involves material that Dutch intelligence operatives siphoned off Russian computers and provided to the United States government. The information included a Russian analysis of what appeared to be an email exchange during the 2016 presidential campaign between Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat of Florida who was also the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the time, and Leonard Benardo, an official with the Open Society Foundations, a democracy-promoting organization whose founder, George Soros, has long been a target of the far right.

Note the sympathetic nod to Soros at the end, which attempts to portray this despicable Democracy-destroying monster as some sort of victim. This is how depraved Goldman really is.

The next paragraph is a real doozy, which is why Goldman and his corrupt editors buried it so deeply:

In the email, Ms. Wasserman Schultz suggested that then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch would make sure that Mrs. Clinton would not be prosecuted in the email case. Both Ms. Wasserman Schultz and Mr. Benardo have denied being in contact, suggesting the document was meant to be Russian disinformation.

So, gee, here we have the Chairman of the DNC telling a radical anti-American Soros operative that Loretta Lynch was putting in the fix on the Clinton email investigation. Gosh, imagine that.

But Goldman attempts to come to Lynch’s rescue two paragraphs later, working very hard to imply that the official DNC email is just a Russian fake:

Whether the document was fake remains an open question. But American officials at the time did not believe that Ms. Lynch would hinder the Clinton email investigation, and neither Ms. Wasserman Schultz nor Mr. Benardo had any inside information about it. Still, if the Russians had released the information after the inquiry was closed, it could have tainted the outcome, hurt public confidence in the Justice Department and sowed discord.

That first sentence is an outright fabrication. Many experts have examined the raft of DNC emails that have been made public since 2016, and not a single one of those emails has been found to have been fake. That is a disgraceful fake news sentence. Thus, totally expected from a Deep State toady at the New York Times.

Then there’s the sentence about “American officials” at the time not believing that Lynch would hinder the Clinton fake investigation by the FBI: Who was a higher “official” within the Democrat Party than the freaking Chairman of the DNC, the person who is outright telling a Soros lackey that the AG was in fact fixing the FBI’s fake investigation?

The piece just gets more disgustingly biased from there, but you can read the rest for yourselves if you care to do so.

Bottom line: All of this information most likely came from Comey and his lawyers, who are probably the “sources” for Goldman. Here we have Comey under investigation one more time for his serial leaking, a pattern of behavior that William Barr’s DOJ already decided to give the Drama Queen a pass on when he was actually the subject of a criminal referral last year by IG Michael Horowitz.

There is no real doubt that Comey is guilty; the only question is whether or not Barr will ever decide to do anything about it. This is a crime for which hundreds of millions of ordinary Americans would spend time in prison for committing. Why should Jim Comey be any different? Of course, we all know the answer to that by now.

So, once again, William Barr is presented with a prime opportunity to prove that he is indeed dedicated to ending the two-tiered system of justice that Attorneys General of the 21st century have fully implemented in our country. This very, very low-hanging fruit for an AG with good intent.

I wish I had more confidence that Barr would to finally, at long last, pick that low-hanging fruit and do something real.

That is all.

 

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Christopher Wray Wants to Keep the FBI’s Raging Dumpster Fire Burning

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

This guy has got to go. – Some folks just need firing, and FBI Director Christopher Wray is the poster child for that reality. The FBI was a raging dumpster fire under James Comey, and nothing has changed under the worthless apparatchik who was appointed by President Trump on the advice of Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions to succeed him.

If anything, Wray appears to want to just keep stoking the flames of that dumpster fire to higher levels, which he managed to succeed at doing with two moves late this past week.

First, Wray filed an inexcusable response to the December demand by lead FISA Court judge Rosemary Collyer (who has since resigned) that the FBI take action to prevent future abuses of the FISA warrant process. Collyer’s letter was issued in reaction to the December 11 report by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed massive wrongdoing by higher-ups in the Comey-era FBI in their efforts to spy on the Trump Campaign, Trump Transition Team and Trump Administration.

Wray’s proposed “solution” to the blatant abuse of process by myriad FBI officials is to…wait for it…mandate more training. Yeah, just what you’d expect from a useless bureaucrat who would be more at home in some corporate Human Resources department than in leading what is supposed to be the nation’s premier law enforcement agency.

Making matters worse, the letter sent to the FISA Court on Friday was signed by Wray and…wait for it again…utterly corrupt FBI lawyer Dana Boente, who actually signed one of the four FISA applications that was used to facilitate the Comey FBI’s spying operation. You seriously cannot make this stuff up:

As if that weren’t despicable and indefensible enough, Wray compounded this insult to basic public integrity by appointing former assistant attorney general for national security David S. Kris to oversee the FBI’s fancy new training program. Kris, if anything, is even more corrupt than Boente, a guy with Spygate basically tatooed on his forehead.

This is a guy who, in addition to being a noted Obama loyalist, is also associated with the scumbags at Lawfare, the group that has provide the contract lawyers who have planned, managed and driven the Schiff/Pelosi/Nadler impeachment scam.

As reported by the Daily Caller:

Kris was also among the many pundits dismissive of Republican allegations that the FBI mishandled information in the Steele dossier. One of Kris’s main targets was Nunes, a California Republican who relentlessly pursued information from the FBI about the Trump-Russia probe.

In his March 1, 2018, essay at Lawfare, Kris wholeheartedly defended the FBI’s actions in the Trump-Russia probe, while criticizing Nunes over a memo he released Feb. 2, 2018, laying out a list of alleged problems with the FBI’s rationale to surveil Page.

Kris asserted that Nunes “falsely accused the FBI of deceiving the FISA Court.” He also questioned whether Nunes and other Republicans would “face any consequences for their dishonesty.”

“The Nunes memo was dishonest. And if it is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy,” wrote Kris, who is now a consultant at Culper Partners and frequent guest on MSNBC.

Kris went as far as entertaining the possibility, first proposed by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, that “Nunes might be prosecuted for obstruction of justice.”

Kris also wrote that the memo’s central claim that the FBI misled the FISC about Christopher Steele “was not true.”

Oh. Ok.

But, in a transparently fake move designed to justify receiving his assignment from Wray, Kris has had a sudden fake “change of heart”:

Kris has acknowledged since the release of the IG report that the FBI committed some “significant and serious” errors in its Carter Page FISA applications. He also conceded in a Lawfare essay published Dec. 23, 2o19, that Nunes’s assertion that the FBI engaged in irregular behavior was “correct.”

This is a blatant middle finger by Wray to President Trump, and the President understands that, as evidenced by this tweet issued on Saturday:

The President well knows that no FBI dirty cops will pay any real price so long as Christopher Wray remains ensconced as the FBI Director. Wray not only has no intention at all of putting out the agency’s raging dumpster fire, he is in fact dedicated to stoking its flames.

The only solution here is for the President to fire the man. Once this impeachment nonsense has been dealt with in the Senate, doing that needs to be Job 1 at the White House.

That is all.

 

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The Barr Department of Justice Produces an Outrage in the Flynn Case

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

This is not encouraging. Not encouraging at all. – Early Tuesday afternoon, lawyers for the Justice Department prosecuting the case against Lt. General Mike Flynn revised their previous sentencing recommendation in the case. Last year they had recommended a probationary sentence for the former National Security Advisor, who pled guilty to lying the the FBI during their ambush interview of him in the early days of the Trump Administration.

Today, the DOJ lawyers – one of whom participated in the Mueller Witch Hunt – revised their recommendation to jail time of 0 to 6 months. As reported by Fox News:

In a reversal, the Justice Department has recommended up to six months of prison time for ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn—claiming he has refused to “accept responsibility” for his actions.

“Given the serious nature of the defendant’s offense, his apparent failure to accept responsibility, his failure to complete his cooperation in—and his affirmative efforts to undermine—the prosecution of [ex-Flynn associate] Bijan Rafiekian … the government recommends that the court sentence the defendant within the applicable Guidelines range of 0 to 6 months of incarceration,” federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo on Tuesday.

In its new sentencing memorandum, the DOJ wrote, “The defendant’s conduct was more than just a series of lies; it was an abuse of trust,” adding, “The government acknowledges that the defendant’s history of military service, and his prior assistance to the government, though not substantial, may distinguish him from these other defendants. The government asks the Court to consider all of these factors, and to impose an appropriate sentence.”

Flynn’s lawyers will respond with their own sentencing recommendation in the next few days.

What’s really happening here is that the DOJ lawyers assigned to the case are angry that General Flynn decided to change lawyers in the midst of their and the FBI’s endless attempts to bully him into offering damaging information against President Trump and various other targets of the Mueller Witch Hunt. Flynn jettisoned his original counsel in favor of the much more aggressive Sydney Powell in December 2018, and since that time has levied a series of allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against the DOJ.

Again as reported by Fox:

In recent months, Powell has lobbed several accusations at federal prosecutors, claiming that they withheld critical documents necessary for the defense of her client. Powell has also demanded that the government turn over two cellphones used by overseas professor Joseph Mifsud, who told former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” in the form of emails that could damage Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, claiming that the information would be “material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn.”

Powell also claimed that FBI agents manipulated the official records of Flynn’s 2017 interview that led to him being charged with lying to investigators in yet another attempt to get Flynn’s case thrown out.

Powell alleged that FBI officials manipulated his FBI 302 — the form used by agents to report or summarize interviews. It’s not clear who may have done the alleged editing, though ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok was involved in the original interview. She also alleged that, at the direction of former FBI Director James Comey, FBI former deputy director Andrew McCabe “personally called Flynn to pave the way for the uncounseled conversation.”

Flynn, for those who may have forgotten, originally decided to enter his guilty plea in 2017 after Mueller and his Witch Hunt gang threatened to go after his family. It was only after the government had requested a series of delays in the sentencing schedule that Flynn finally made the decision to hire Powell and fight back. Today’s revision of the government’s sentencing recommendation is payback from the Justice Department.

Not just any Justice Department, mind you, but the Trump DOJ led for the last 10 months by William Barr. Barr is supposed to be the stand-up guy, the Attorney General who was going to come in and put an end to the two-tiered system of [in]justice created during the Obama years.

Yet, here is General Flynn still being persecuted by Barr’s own employees all these months later. Meanwhile, Andrew McCabe, who not only has admitted to lying to FBI investigators, but who also had a criminal referral entered against him by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz last year, still walks free and makes gobs of money as a paid contributor for CNN.

While Flynn is being threatened with prison time by Barr’s own lawyers, Obama-era hacks like James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan and Peter Strzok – all of whom without any question at all committed multiple counts of perjury before congressional committees in 2017 – walk around free men, not subject to any harassment at all from the Department of [in]Justice.

Like most readers of the Campaign Update, I continue to harbor hope that Mr. Barr, through the John Durham investigation that he authorized and continues to at least publicly support, will ultimately begin to right all of the wrongs committed by his predecessors in office, and begin to re-balance this nation’s scales of justice.

But on days like today, when we see Barr’s own employees continue to shamefully abuse an American patriot like General Flynn, holding onto that hope becomes a real burden.

That is all.

 

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Stop Asking About the ‘Durham Report’

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

When is the ‘Durham Report’ coming out?  – I get this question in some form or another pretty much every day. I get it in emails, in PMs on Facebook, in the comments section to this website. “When is the Durham Report coming out” has been this site’s top search term almost on a daily basis for months.

It’s a question that I never answer, for two main reasons. First, I don’t know the answer, and neither does anyone else. Second, and more importantly, is the simple fact that I don’t care, and neither should you.

Wait, what?

Seriously: Why do you care if you ever see a “report” from U.S. Attorney John Durham? John Durham is not a Special Counsel; he is not an Inspector General; he is not a congressional committee or a corrupt reporter or anyone else whose job it is to write reports.

John Durham is a U.S. Attorney, a prosecutor, a man whose job it is to put bad people in jail. Period.

I don’t want to ever see a damn report from John Durham. I am quite frankly sick to freaking death of seeing reports, and you should be, too. We have seen reports from half a dozen congressional committees, authored by Republicans and Democrats alike, and none of the bad actors from the Obama Coup Cabal have gone to prison. We have seen at least four different reports from DOJ IG Michael Horowitz, and none of the bad actors from the Coup Cabal have gone to prison. We have seen the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and none of the bad actors from the Coup Cabal have gone to prison. We have seen a thousand reports from corrupt reporters, and none of the bad actors from the Coup Cabal have gone to prison.

I don’t want to see another report from John Durham. What I want to see from John Durham is a long series of indictments and perp walks and prosecutions and convictions with long prison sentences involving the real, true bad actors from the Obama-era Coup Cabal. I want to see all of those things targeting real, true bad actors like James Comey and John Brennan and James Clapper and Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page and Peter Strzok and Sally Yates and Loretta Lynch and James Baker and Bill Priestap and if it can be proved this neverending coup d’etat originated at the very top, Barack Obama his own self, too.

That is the job of a U.S. attorney, not writing some damn report that leads to nothing of any consequence. I have had a lifetime’s fill of do-nothing reports from toothless public officials. Now, it is time for a real U.S. Attorney, backed by the full power of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney General, to do his real, actual damn job and put people in prison for a long, long time.

That’s what I want to see from John Durham. That is what I am waiting for.

We know who the truly bad people are, we know what they did and why and when they did those things. Now it is time to start putting them in jail. If all we are going to get from Mr. Durham is just another report, then our country is well and truly doomed and there will be no recovering from it.

So, stop asking me that question, because frankly my dear friends, I don’t give a damn about seeing any report from John Durham.

All I want to see from Mr. Durham is justice.

That is all.

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On a Slow News Thursday the Media Just Made the ‘News’ up

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

The two biggest news ‘stories’ on December 26 weren’t ‘news’ at all.  – The fake news media went semi-wild with two stories on Thursday, pushing them relentlessly hour after hour on a day that was otherwise devoid of sexy stories to push.

The first was about GOP Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who all the leftists in the corrupt media establishment are praying will be one of the RINOs in the Senate who will vote to remove President Trump from office in a Senate trail, assuming there ever actually is such a thing. Hey, she was a spineless traitor on the Kavanaugh nomination after she was filmed being bullied in the hallway by Dianne Feinstein – why wouldn’t she commit the ultimate betrayal against a President she has never liked?

It’s a valid question, and it might even happen eventually. The problem is that today’s story being pushed by the corrupt media doesn’t really give us any indication one way or the other.

Here’s what happened: Murkowski was asked by a local Anchorage TV reporter if she approved of the promise made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would conduct a Senate trial “in total coordination” with White House lawyers. Murkowski answered that “When I heard that, I was disturbed.”

Ok, so, the spineless RINO was disturbed. Murkowski then went onto say this:

“We have to take that step back from being hand in glove with the defense,” Murkowski told KTUU. “And so [when] I … heard what Leader McConnell had said, I happened to think that that has further confused the process.”

Ok, so, the spineless RINO is disturbed and thinks McConnell has confused the process when in fact he has crystal clarified it. What else would we expect from a spineless RINO who desperately wants to pretend to be all things to all people instead of standing on something resembling political principle? The truth is that Murkowski’s dissembling here was exactly what anyone who pays any attention to her normal behavior would have expected from her. It would have been a shock had she in fact said anything else.

But it is a long way from a principle-devoid Senator dissembling as a means of getting a pesky reporter off her back to actually casting a vote to remove a duly-elected President from office. Murkowski’s statement here was not ‘news;’ it was just another day at the office for her.

Then there’s the other story that ‘broke’ early in the afternoon about dead former Senator John McCain funneling “5 reports by Christopher Steele” to James Comey in late 2017. This ‘news’ is contained in the report by DOJ IG Michael Horowitz, a report that was made public on December 9, which was two-and-a-half weeks ago.

This is news? Really? McCain’s efforts to distribute reports funneled to him and his staff by Steele have been well known since early 2018. This business about “five separate reports” is nothing but wordplay. All five of those Steele-manufactured “reports” ended up being included in the infamous fake Dossier, and the thought that the FBI was not aware of their existence until they were handed to Comey by McCain is absurd.

But hey, it was that rarest of rare things of the Trump presidency today – a very slow news day – so the people pushing ‘news’ 24 hours a day to attract viewers and website clicks were desperate.

For the rest of us, it’ll be a relief when the holidays are over and we are back to having half a dozen real news cycles every day.

That is all.

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“Die Hard” is not Just a Christmas Movie, it’s a Trump Movie, too

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

Ok, are you finally getting tired of all this WINNING yet?  – The NASDAQ closed at a record high level yet again on Tuesday, marking its 9th consecutive record high trading day. The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 were fractionally down, but all market indexes are pointing to a higher open in pre-trading this morning.

Yes, Virginia, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. – C’mon, how can we still be arguing about this? Of course, it’s a Christmas movie. In fact, other than “A Christmas Story,” “Die Hard” may be the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

Think about it: The entire plot of the film revolves around the Nakatomi company Christmas party. The party is being held on Christmas eve. Christmas music permeates the film from beginning to the very end. Christmas imagery is everywhere.

“Die Hard” is not just a great Christmas movie, but a truly great movie, period. Released in 1988, “Die Hard” was the first film of its genre. It was the first pure action film, and it remains the greatest pure action film ever made today, despite hundreds of attempts to replicate it, including five sequels. Its greatness includes:

Best Action Hero: Bruce Willis as John McClane
Best Action movie villain: The great Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber
Best Action movie cop: The great Reginald VelJohnson as Al Powell
Best Action movie wife: Bonnie Bedellia as Holly Gennaro McClane
Best Action movie FBI Guy: Robert Davi as FBI Special Agent Johnson
Best idiot cop: Paul Gleason as Deputy Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
Best corporate jackass: Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis
Best obnoxious TV reporter: William Atherton as Richard Thornburg

Pure greatness, all around.

The plot of the movie resolves itself exactly as any Christmas movie should: Truth triumphs over deception, honesty over thievery, justice over crime and good over evil.

So, “Die Hard” is indeed a Christmas movie, and a great one at that.

But here’s the other thing “Die Hard” is: It’s a totally relevant analogy to the three years of the Donald Trump presidency. Think about it:

  • The Nakatomi party-goers are the American people;
  • The terrorists are the globalist Deep State;
  • The terrorists are there to deprive the people of their freedom and rob them of their wealth;
  • The hero sort of stumbles into his role, almost by accident and fate;
  • The hero spends the first half of the film fighting the Deep State alone, but about midway through the plot is joined by Al Powell, the defender of justice who is eerily analogous to William Barr;
  • The FBI guys are utterly corrupt and inept. Perfect;
  • You even have the corrupt fake news media personified in Richard Thornburg;
  • The terrorist played by ballet dancer Alexander Godunov, who McLane dispatches after a long, brutal battle, is Robert Mueller;
  • Harry Ellis, the self-absorbed jerk who tells Hans Gruber “I can give him to ya,” is James Comey;
  • Deputy Chief Dwayne Robinson is former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe;

McLane even describes himself as Donald Trump perfectly in this exchange with Gruber:

Hans: Who are you, then?
McClane: A fly in the ointment, Hans. A monkey in the wrench. A pain in the ass.

And there is more to come:

  • Hans Gruber falling from the 31st floor of Nakatomi Tower will come in 2020 with the indictment and public perp walk of John Brennan;
  • The climactic scene, with John and Holly McLane riding off safe and sound in their limo will come on Election Night 2020 when Donald Trump gives his victory speech with Melania by his side, after which they will ride back to the White House in Air Force One.

The script for “Die Hard” was based on Roderick Thorp’s 1979 novel, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” It obviously wasn’t intentional, but it’s a little spooky how, 40 years ago, he so accurately depicted everything our nation has been put through over the last three years.

“Die Hard” isn’t just a Christmas movie, it’s a Trump movie, too.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

and the fire is so delightful;

But since we’ve no place to go,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

That is all.

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Boom: AG William Barr Slams Comey in Fox News Interview

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

Fox News host Martha MacCallum aired an interview with Attorney General William Barr on her “The Story” program Thursday night. – To be honest, most of the interview was just boilerplate stuff from Barr that we’ve already heard half a dozen times before. But in the midst of his discussion with MacCallum, Barr made a point of chastising former FBI director and current National Teenage Drama Queen James Comey for his ongoing campaign of obfuscation and dissembling to a willing, corrupt national news media.

Below are a clip of the interview followed by a transcript, with bolding of the juicy parts added by yours truly. First, the clip:

Here’s the Transcript:

MacCullum: So, by the time this airs this evening, it’s expected that the president will be impeached by the House of Representatives of the United States. What do you think about that?

Barr:  Well, as I’ve said, it’s a constitutional political process that’s underway right now, and the Department of Justice isn’t part of that. And so, it’s premature for me to comment on impeachment at this point.

MacCullum: When you listen to the call, do you think that it was perfect, as the president says?

BARR: Well, I’m not going to get into, you know, if issues come up later and I have to deal with them, I don’t want to, you know, be discussing the facts.

MacCullum: With regard to Ukraine, which obviously is at the center of the impeachment push, Rudy Giuliani just got back from Ukraine again. He’s still investigating on behalf of the president there, you know, who may have been trying to get at him in 2016. Do you think that’s a good idea?  That Rudy Giuliani is investigating that in Ukraine?

Barr: Well, I’m responsible for the Department of Justice, and obviously, I will rely on investigations conducted by the department. And I think that’s generally the best way to go.

MacCullum: Do you think he’s stepping on your turf?

Barr: I wouldn’t say that, but as I say, I think it’s in everyone’s interests to allow the Department of Justice to do its work and the other U.S. intelligence agencies.

MacCullum: He said in an interview that he needed to get Marie Yovanovitch out of the way, that she was going to make investigations difficult for everybody. And he firmly believes that there was a Ukraine conspiracy with the DNC against President Trump. Do you have any indication that there was one?

Barr:Well, as I’ve said, I have not looked at all into the — whatever the Ukrainian aspects are of the 2016 election, I have not gotten into them at all, and I don’t know whether John Durham has gotten into them. So, because that is a matter that is potentially going to be covered by the investigation, I don’t want to speculate.

MacCullum: Are you interested in seeing the evidence that Rudy Giuliani has been gathering in Ukraine?

Barr: The Department of Justice is interested in seeing all evidence that could be relevant.

MacCullum: Does the Department have any plan to investigate Joe Biden or CrowdStrike or Ukraine and the DNC server or Burisma. Are any of those on your radar?

Barr: Again, you know, I do not want to speculate about what Durham may or may not get into. But I don’t know what he is…

MacCullum: But, currently none of those issues are under investigation.

Barr: I mean, I couldn’t say one way or the other, but you shouldn’t read anything into that.

MacCullum: Jim Comey came out after you gave your last interview. You responded to the IG Horowitz’s report and spoke out about that. And then he spoke with Chris Wallace and he said that the 17 mistakes and omissions that were uncovered in the FISA process, he attributed it to sloppiness largely. What do you say to that?

Barr:I think there’s some of them very hard to square with the idea that these were just mistakes and sloppiness. I have said that a number of these episodes leave open the possibility of inferring bad faith or improper motive. But I hasten to add that, as I’ve said all along, that I’ve reached no determination on that, nor do I think a final determination on that is appropriate until all the evidence is there. The — Horowitz himself in his testimony, I think pretty well summed it up, which is this could be on the one hand, at the very least, gross incompetence. On the other hand, it could also be improper motive, and he was not in a position to make that call. And that’s why we have the US attorney, John Durham, looking into this.

MacCullum: Yeah, and I want to ask you about that in a moment. Are you surprised that James Comey is so convinced himself that all of this was completely above board? He came out and said there was no treason and there’s no spying at all on the president.

Barr: Well, I think the IG report and the recent letter from the FISA court I think pulls the rug out from under that analysis. There was serious misconduct, as the court itself has said. And one of the things that I object to is the tact being taken by Comey, which is to suggest that people who are criticizing or trying to get to the bottom of the misconduct are somehow attacking the FBI. I think that’s nonsense. We’re criticizing and concerned about misconduct by a few actors at the top of the FBI, and they should be criticized if they engaged in serious misconduct. That doesn’t mean we’re criticizing the FBI, and I think the tact of trying to wrap yourself in the institution and say, gee, people who are criticizing the decisions I made are attacking the institution. I noticed people don’t that as far as I’m concerned, people feel free to criticize me. And I don’t say, gee, you’re attacking the honest men and women of the Department of Justice. I think leaders, you know, have to own their decisions and are fair game if they make bad decisions.

MacCullum: I want you to listen to this piece of his interview with Chris Wallace and get your reaction.

Comey Clip: He does not have a factual basis as the attorney general of the United States to be speculating that agents acted in bad faith. The facts just aren’t there. Full stop. That doesn’t make it any less consequential, any less important. But that’s an irresponsible statement.

MacCullum: He said you made an irresponsible statement about these FBI individuals.

Barr: Well, as I said, I made the same statement effectively and substantively as the inspector general, which is there are unexplained misconduct there. It just can’t be easily explained as to what was going on there. And as he said, it could involve bad motive. And he was not in a position, given the limited scope he has, of making that final determination. So, it’s not speculation. But, you know, I think there are episodes there that simply cannot be squared with innocent mistakes. And I think people have to come to terms with that.

MacCullum:: Were you surprised that he seemed to give himself such a distance from the entire operation?

Comey clip: As the director sitting on top of an organization of 30,000 people you can’t run an investigation that’s seven layers below you. You have to leave it to the career professionals to do.

MacCullum: Do you believe that?

Barr: No, I think that the one of the problems with what happened was precisely that they pulled the investigation up to the executive floors, and it was run and bird dogged by a very small group of very high level officials. And the idea that this was seven layers below him is simply not true.

[End]

That is very blunt language for a sitting AG to be directing towards a former FBI director. Mr. Barr obviously does not believe Comey’s ongoing self-justifying prevarications, and has Durham taking a detailed look into the Drama Queen’s conduct throughout 2016 and early 2017. Whether that look will ultimately lead to a nice little perp walk, indictments and ultimate prosecution is anyone’s guess, but those who are currently telling you that Barr and Durham are doing nothing are simply wrong.

If they were doing nothing, Barr would have no reason whatsoever to be doing this interview.

Have faith.

That is all.

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Devin Nunes Warns America About the FBI and the FISA Courts

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

The most important video clip from Sunday morning’s talk shows were not the clips of the insipid Chris Wallace interviewing crooked James Comey and Bug-eyes Schiff. – Those were predictably soft-balled affairs conducted by a sympathetic hack who would be better at home on CNN or MSNBC. As a result of Wallace’s willingness to allow his two subjects to filibuster and deflect without any effective followup questioning, those interviews revealed nothing of real value.

No, the most important video clip from Sunday was Maria Bartiromo’s interview of California Republican Devin Nunes, who pulls no punches on the FBI, the DOJ, the FISA court and its judges, and on Comey.  First, the clip, which is eight minutes long, followed by a partial transcript of the highlights of Nunes’ remarks [Bartiromo’s questions/comments are paraphrased for brevity]:

 

Transcript:

Bartiromo: In March 2018, you came out with what is referred to as the Nunes Memo. That memo laid out the facts about the House Intelligence Committee’s findings in its investigation into the Justice Department’s abuse of the FISA process. Now we know that everything you said in that memo is true, thanks to the IG report. After you came out with that memo, you were mocked by the Democrats and the Media. Adam Schiff came out with his own memo disputing everything you had said. Tell us about the letter you sent to Adam Schiff this morning.

Nunes: Well, first off, we need to have a hearing with IG Horowitz next week. The longer that this goes on, the longer it takes for America to heal itself. The FISA court itself is in tremendous jeopardy. We cannot support the FISA court right now. The judges are refusing to take action against these dirty cops and dirty lawyers who did this.

That’s totally unacceptable, because remember, this is a secret court. The people who, like Carter Page, they have no recourse except for congress. This is why the House Intel Committee and Senate Intel Committee were created.

So, it’s important to take people back. It wasn’t just that we learned about this in February of 2018; House Republicans learned about this in the spring of 2017, at least the initial part, that the dossier had been used, the Clinton paid-for dirt. We then proved that the Clintons did pay for it, and the DNC did pay for it, in the Fall of 2017, and we knew that we had to get this information out to the American public. And that’s what led to us producing this memo in February of 2018, that the media helped cover up for it.

To get back to normalcy in this country we need a free and fair press, but we don’t have that today. We still have numerous members of the media – hundreds of them – who attack not only House Republicans for putting this out, but anyone else in the media who said, hey, maybe the Republicans have a point here, should’t we get to the bottom of it?

And remember, we spent a year saying these documents need to be declassified, and that would have ended it there. But instead, what happened is that the Democrats lied, and now they have put the American people in tremendous danger. The judges on the FISA court are putting the American people in danger.

The American people at the end of the day, we are not going to give up our liberty in order to have some court spy on political campaigns, and to use our counterintelligence capabilities to do that.

Bartiromo: One thing that we did not hear from the IG report was anything that happened before July, 2016. Jim Comey continues to claim the FBI launched its counterintelligence investigation in July, 2016. Yet, there is all this operational activity before that. We had informants running against Carter Page and George Papadopoulous as early as March. What can you tell us about this?

Nunes: Yeah, we are unsure about why Horowitz was unable to figure out what happened pre-July 31. But remember, the dirty cops at the FBI and the DOJ, over the last couple of years hid that from congress also. They would answer no questions. So, right there you have obstruction of a congressional investigation that ought to be held at the highest level, all of those people who blocked us from getting that information. Especially if we find out later that the FBI was involved in it.

Here’s what we know right now: We know that the spy ring that was created to target Carter Page, George Papadopoulous, Trump Campaign officials, this big spy ring that was spying on the Trump Campaign…before the FISA application in October, this was in August and September 2016, they’re getting miked up to record the conversations with the Trump Campaign members.

That same spy ring was already operational in Spring and early Summer of 2016. So look, I don’t know if the FBI was running it, I don’t know if some other government agency was running it, I don’t know if some foreign government was operating it. I mean, hell, for all I know, it was Putin and Russia and the Ukrainians since that seems to be the blame for everything that happens wrong at the FBI, the DOJ or the Democratic Party when they lose elections.

I don’t know who the hell was running the spy ring, but I want to know, and the American people need to know, and that’s what John Durham is trying to figure out and I’m glad he’s there.

Bartiromo: Give us an update on your libel lawsuit against CNN. Last time we asked you – a week and a half ago – you had served them in the suit but you hadn’t heard back from them. Give us an update on that.

Nunes: Well, as predicted, they’re refusing to come to the table to work this out. And the defamation and the reckless disregard for the truth continues. Remember: Any Republican who didn’t go along with media narrative first was accused of being in the Putin puppets and Russian spies. Now, if you talked to a Ukrainian, that’s a problem, and if you talked to the former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, that’s an even bigger problem. You can’t make this stuff up.

But what CNN did, and the timing that they did that to create tremendous damage not only to me, but to my fellow Republicans in congress, this was to create a new media narrative that Republicans couldn’t be trusted because we were having secret meetings in Vienna with shady Ukrainians, ok? Great story, CNN, it’s great for Hollywood, it would be great for some sitcom at Fox possibly, but when it’s…

Bartiromo: You haven’t had heard back from them…

Nunes: …it didn’t happen.

Bartiromo: Before you go, Comey is out this morning saying ‘I was wrong. I was overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and Justice had built over 20 years. I thought they were robust enough – it’s incredibly hard to get a FISA, and I was confident in those. But he was right, and there was real sloppiness. 17 things that should have been in the application or were discussed should have been characterized differently, and it was unacceptable.’ This is what Comey is saying this morning.

Nunes: Yeah, well, look, Comey, who cares what he says, right? He already knew that the Dossier was salacious and unverified, at least that’s what he testified to us in early 2017. He knew that had been used in the FISA, he knew that what he called it in Bret Baier’s interview, he called it a ‘mosaic of facts,’ he knew what the rest of those facts were. He knew that it was the dirty Dossier, he knew it was fake news articles that were planted by Fusion GPS and Democrat operatives, and he knew the spying had already occurred.

Bartiromo: So he lied.

Nunes: Perhaps the only thing he didn’t know was there was exculpatory evidence, that would be the only thing, but he knew the rest of it. I mean, he’s lied so many times, you could take a whole IG report and make about a thousand pages of the Comey lies.

Bartiromo: Congressman, it’s good to see you this morning.

[End]

The main thing to know about Nunes is that he, more than any other member of congress, knows where all the bodies are buried in all of this, and he is obviously getting tired of the long and drawn out process of getting the truth out to the American people. Schiff also knows where most, if not all of those bodies are buried, but as we have seen, Schiff is just focused on lying about all of it to protect his political party and the deep state dirty cops at the FBI.

This interview was the guy who knows more than anyone else about all of this sounding the alarm to the public about the FISA courts and what he calls the “dirty cops” who abuse them to spy on American citizens. We ignore his warnings at our own peril.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

 

 

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Jim Jordan: They’re Never Going To Stop

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

At last night’s disgraceful clown show impeachment “hearing,” Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan said everything that needs saying on the Democrat/media/Deep State Coup Cabal’s fiasco. I’m dedicating this morning’s Campaign Update to Mr. Jordan’s five minutes of oratory greatness because frankly, he summarizes the whole sordid tale of the last four years better than anyone has done before.

Please, spread the video clip below and the transcript that follows far and wide, to all your friends – both real and on social media – and anywhere else you can distribute it, because it is something every American needs to see, listen to, and absorb. First, the clip:

 

Transcript:

They’re never gonna stop.

Congressman Green said yesterday that if the Senate doesn’t convict, it will not end. This is not about Ukraine – the facts are on the President’s side. Zelensky said he wasn’t even pressured; Ukrainians didn’t even know the aid was held up at the time of the call; and most importantly, they did nothing to get the aid released.

This is about one basic fact: The Democrats have never accepted the will of the American people. Three weeks ago Nancy Pelosi called the President of the United States “an imposter,” and the attacks on the President started before the election:

July 31, 2016: The FBI opened the Trump/Russia investigation, and spied on four American citizens associated with Trump’s campaign. They took the Dossier to the FISA Court and they lied to the Court 17 times.

Didn’t tell the Court the guy who wrote the Dossier was desperate to stop Trump.

Didn’t tell the Court the guy who wrote the Dossier was working for the Clinton Campaign.

Didn’t tell the Court the guy who wrote the Dossier had been leaking information to the press.

And the FBI continued the investigation after the election.

On January 3, 2017, Senator Schumer said this: “If you mess with the Intelligence Community, they have 6 ways from Sunday of getting back at you.” It took all of three days for that statement to come true.

January 6, 2017, at Trump Tower: Comey briefs President-elect Trump on the Dossier. The Dossier that the FBI already knew was false.

They do it so they can leak it to the press, so the press can write about the fact that they briefed him.

The President was told that he wasn’t under investigation when in fact they were investigating him and trying to entrap him at that meeting.

And of course, they continue their investigation after the Inauguration.

When we deposed James Comey in this committee last congress, he said that after 10 months of the FBI’s investigation, they “didn’t have a thing.”

Comey gets fired on May 9, 2017.

Eight days later, Bob Mueller gets hired, and we get two years of the Mueller Investigation: Nineteen lawyers, 40 agents, 500 warrants, 2,800 subpoenas, but ZERO collusion.

But Democrats don’t care about the facts, and they’re never gonna stop.

The “whistleblower’s” lawyer said, 10 days after the President was sworn in – “coup has started, impeachment to follow.”

Sixteen members of this committee voted to move forward with impeachment before Bob Mueller ever testified, before President Trump and President Zelensky ever had their call.

They’re never gonna stop with their attacks because they can’t stand the fact that President Trump is draining the Swamp, and doing what he said he would do, and most importantly, getting results.

Taxes cut;

Regulations reduced;

Economy growing at an unbelievable pace;

Lowest unemployment in 50 years;

Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the Court;

Out of the Iran deal;

Embassy in Jerusalem;

Hostages home from North Korea;

And oh, by the way, a new Nafta Agreement coming any day now.

They can’t stand it, and they’re never gonna stop, and it’s not just because they don’t like the President.

It’s not just because they don’t like the President: it’s because they don’t like us.

They don’t like the 63 million people who voted for this President; all of us in “Flyover Country,” all of us common folk in Ohio, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Texas; they don’t like us.

How about what Ms. Carlin said last week, sitting right there [points to witness table]? The Democrat professor who came here and told us what she believes:

“Liberals tend to cluster; Conservatives spread out, because they don’t even want to be around themselves.”

How about our colleague, Maxine Waters? 

June of 2018, when she said this: “And if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you them they are not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

That is scary.

How about Peter Strzok, the guy who ran the Clinton investigation, the guy who ran the Trump/Russia investigation, the Deputy head of counterintelligence who was fired when he said this:

“Went to a southern Virginia Wal-Mart, I could smell the Trump support.”

They don’t like us.  That’s what this is about. 

They don’t like the President, they don’t like his supporters, and they dislike us so much that they’re willing to weaponize the government.

A few years ago, it was the IRS; more recently, it was the FBI; and now it’s the impeachment power of congress, going after 63 million people and the guy we put in the White House.

Think about what Chairman Schiff did last week:

He released the phone records of the President’s personal lawyer;

He released the phone records of a member of the press; and

He released the phone records of a Republican member of congress.

This is scary stuff.

This is scary stuff, what they’re doing, and frankly, it is dangerous for our country, it is not healthy for our country.

And we should all remember what Emmett Flood, the President’s lawyer, told us this past Spring when the Mueller Report first came out:

“It would be well to remember that what can be done to a President can be done to any of us.”

This is scary stuff and serious stuff, and I hope you guys [looking at the Democrats on the commitee] will reconsider and stop it while you can.

[End]

That is all.

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