Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Ok, so when do we get that study de-linking smoking and lung cancer? – A new study from a bunch of doctors somewhere claims to have proven that there is no link – none at all – between high levels of what your doctor has been calling “bad cholesterol” for the last 40 years or so and heart disease.
That’s right, boys and girls, if you have spent years putting nasty slimy skim milk on your cereal, consuming “cheese” made from soybeans, replacing your beef ribeyes with bland, tough Bison sirloins and pretending to actually like getting your protein from nasty stuff like Tofu and Quinoa, well, you did not need to be doing all of that, at least according to these folks. Guess I didn’t need to be taking that big Lipitor pill every night for the last six years, either. Go figure.
Fair warning before you go out and clean your local Kroger out of ribeyes: We’ll no doubt be getting another study from a different group of doctors showing the exact opposite conclusion within months. So you might want to limit your lifestyle change to just getting a gallon of whole milk and overdosing on that.
This is the Senate Republicans, committing Hari Kari before your very eyes. – After panicking throughout Sunday and most of the day Monday, Senate Republicans made the very worst decision possible related to the obviously false accusations being levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by leftwing activist Christine Ford. Not only did the gutless wonders give the Democrats the delay in the Committee process they wanted, they also scheduled a replay of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill fiasco for next Monday.
So, assuming the shameless accuser accepts the invite – which she has not done at this point – Republicans will literally get the worst of all possible worlds out of this: A delayed nomination, an irreparably tarnished nominee thanks to the heinously biased coverage by our fake news media, and a two-day spectacle in which a bunch of old white guys will be questioning this woman on national television.
Seriously, it’s like Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley huddled up and went about figuring out how they could turn this into the perfect recipe for losing control of the Senate in November, and decided to go with that. Hell, maybe that’s what they deserve.
Meanwhile, over at the White House… – Hey, y’all, President Donald Trump finally, at long last ordered the declassification of a bunch of documents that DOJ has been withholding from various congressional committees for over a year yesterday! That’s the good news. The bad news is that the declassification process will be carried out by the still-corrupt Justice Department (DOJ) and the hopefully-less-corrupt Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). So who knows how long this will all take.
If carried out honestly, it should happen quickly, because the President’s order is very specific and demands the documents be released in un-redacted form. Those documents include:
- 21 pages from the 412 pages of documents related to the FISA warrant application that allowed the FBI/DOJ cabal to spy on Carter Page and the Trump Campaign;
- all FBI reports on interviews with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr;
- all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all other applications to surveil Carter Page;
- all text messages, “without redaction”, from Ohr, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, former FBI Director and current Teenage Drama Queen James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
That’s a good start, a start that should have happened a month ago at the latest, and it will no doubt shed much more light on the disgraceful corruption that was taking place within the Obama DOJ and FBI throughout the 2016 election campaign. But the list is incomplete, and will still leave some aspects of the massive corruption held secret within the lateral files of the slimy Rod Rosenstein.
Here are a couple of long-stonewalled documents that are not included in the President’s initial declass list:
- The memo written by Mr. Rosenstein authorizing the creation of the Special Counsel’s office under Robert Mueller;
- The subsequent Rosenstein memo that expanded the investigatory scope of the Mueller investigation;
- The FBI 302 files containing the notes of Peter Strzok and other FBI agents present for the January 2017 entrapment interview with General Mike Flynn, including the originals and all subsequent modified versions of it.
The authorizing memos by Rosenstein are crucial because if they were done legally they would a) clearly lay out a scope for Mueller’s investigation, and b) specifically point to some actual crime for him to investigate. Given that there is no such crime as “collusion” mentioned anywhere in the federal statutes, legal scholars like Alan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley have raised questions about the investigation’s legality from the very beginning. Multiple congressional committees have been attempting to obtain these memos for more than a year now.
The 302 files are also crucial because many researchers believe that Strzok and his fellow corrupt FBI agents altered their original notes from the Flynn meeting in order to entrap him into the “lying to the FBI” charge to which he plead guilty. Many believe that this fact is why Mueller has repeatedly asked the judge in the case to delay sentencing of Flynn over the past 10 months, with the most recent delay being requested and agreed-to just yesterday.
The sentencing has now been delayed to November 28, after the mid-term elections, and right at a full year since Flynn entered his plea. Perhaps the President just wants to keep these key documents in his hip pocket in the hope that his initial order will spur Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to go ahead and come clean. If so, he’s likely to be disappointed.
At any rate, the most hilarious part of the President’s order on Monday was to go out to Twitter and marvel at every liberal fake reporter in the country wailing in protest about all this sudden transparency that was going on. It is moments like these in which this community of shameless hacks jointly reveal their despicable true nature.
It was all too much for real, actual journalists like Mollie Hemingway to stomach:
Such a huge, huge tell when reporters are nervous about getting more transparency and information — legally, and not from suspiciously selective leaking — regarding Russia collusion theory they've been pushing for two years.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 18, 2018
But hey, once you accept the fact that all the fake journalists are just Democrat activists with press passes, everything they do begins to make perfect sense.
Just another day in trasparency-hating fake news media America.
That is all.
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