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Schiff’s Spying on Nunes Imperils All of Us

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

One presidential loser endorses another. – In years past, the endorsement by one former Democrat presidential nominee of a guy who is the current front-runner for the 2020 Democrat nomination would have seemed like  a bit of a non-event. After all, John Kerry and Joe Biden are old Senate colleagues who have been working together to destroy our nation from within for many decades now, so the endorsement by Kerry of his old running buddy on Thursday seems like a natural fit – one past loser endorsing a future loser, as it were.

But then you realize that Joe Biden is the father of ne’er-do-well son Hunter Biden, and Kerry is the stepfather of ne’er-do-well son Chris Heinz, and that both sons have profited to the tune of many, many millions of dollars in their shake-down schemes involving Ukraine and China, and suddenly the endorsement takes on a whole new, almost desperate dynamic, doesn’t it?

Why yes, yes it does. The more you know…

If you still don’t understand exactly how power-mad the Democrats in congress truly are, will the fact that they are now spying on and doxxing fellow members of congress help to convince you? – We here at the Campaign Update have repeatedly invoked comparisons of conduct of the ongoing impeachment clown show by Adam Schiff, Gerrold Nadler and Nancy Pelosi to the basement interrogations and show trials that we used think only happened in Stalinist Soviet Russia and other totalitarian regimes.

We have made those comparisons for good reason: Because they are entirely accurate, right down to Schiff’s conducting of witness interrogations in an actual basement and selectively leaking only the parts of the interviews he wanted for public consumption. Now we have news that we would have thought simply impossible in a constitutional republic just a handful of years ago, news that Schiff has actually been researching metadata records collected by the intelligence community and culling through it in an effort to spy on Republican members of congress.

Nunes appeared on Fox News with the constantly-interrupting Martha MacCallum on Thursday evening to explain exactly the process that Schiff used in his spying operation and the motives behind doing so. Given that the clip below contains subtitles for all the studious readers out there, I did not take the time to try to build a transcript of it:

It is important to understand exactly how unprecedented this situation is. Schiff’s actions, if they go unpunished by Pelosi and the Democrat-majority House “Ethics” Committee now set the precedent of a sitting Speaker approving one member of congress literally spying on the activities of another. It is completely beyond the pale. Sadly, they surely will go unpunished since the Dems on that Committee are every bit as corrupt as Schiff, and Schiff certainly had Pelosi’s approval before going down this road.

Schiff and Pelosi, by using this method – no doubt at the urging of their outside Lawfare Alynskyite lawyers – now open the door for future GOP majorities and speakers and committee chairs to employ the exact same sorts of tactics. Think of it as open warfare and imagine how the tensions and retaliatory actions will escalate over time.

Schiff and Pelosi also went after and received the records of journalist John Solomon, who has become a social outcast among his corrupt media peers for filing a series of extraordinarily well-sourced reports on the Ukraine situation, reports that actually follow the rules of ethical journalism that have been almost outlawed now in the corrupt national news media. Had Nunes and then-Speaker Paul Ryan gone after some hack at the New York Times during the previous two years, the media would have been in full outrage mode for years. But because this is a case of Democrats going after an actual working journalist, the response from the media establishment has been crickets.

This is a truly frightening development for our country. We now have the majority party in one house of congress actively spying on members of the minority party and members of the press, and placing the results of their spying into a formal committee report. Even more frightening is the fact that the press – which is supposed to serve as the public’s watchdog holding abusive politicians accountable – is as a group sitting in Pelosi’s lap begging her to give another scratch of its collective head with her gnarly fingers.

What this all tells us is that the Democrats and their media toadies view this impeachment effort as an all-or-nothing game. They view President Trump as a truly existential threat to their bases of power and corrupt way of life and are willing to go to any lengths to rid him from their midst.

Despite all the seemingly comforting words coming from some GOP members of the Senate, no one should just assume that the Republican majority there will hold together and kill this atrocity of an impeachment effort once it falls into their laps. After all, if the Democrats have no compunction against spying on their fellow members of the House, do you think they would hesitate for a moment to take similar actions against vulnerable GOP members of the Senate?

Remember: This is the party of the Clintons we are talking about here.

The next few months are a very dangerous time for our country. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.

That is all.

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McCabe Hiring Consolidates the Spookification of Our News Media

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

Should we change their names to CIANN and MSFBI? – After the news-fakers over at CNN added disgraced serial liar Andrew McCabe to its roster of paid contributors on Friday, the Daily Caller News Foundation notes that CNN and MSNBC now openly and proudly employ no fewer than 15 former employees of the myriad U.S. intelligence agencies.

That’s right: 15. Amazingly enough, America’s national Teenage Drama Queen, James Comey, is not among them. But he and McCabe were out on the CIANN airwaves performing as your basic Abbott and Costello tag team of Clintonian non-denial denial in the wake of the claims being made by Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock, that their FBI mounted a spying campaign against no fewer than four presidential campaigns during 2015-16.

Comey, when contacted by a CIANN fake reporter, would only give the same sort of cryptic answer that he posts on his Twitter feed: “The FBI doesn’t work that way.” Yet, we know with 100% certainty based on the public record available today that the FBI under James Comey did indeed “work that way” when it came to spying on the Trump campaign, going so far as to run operatives at certain members of the campaign in obvious efforts to entrap them. That is simply unarguable at this point, even without anymore documents being declassified.

The mouthy McCabe, as is his self-destructive habit, was more verbose in his non-denial denials. Check out this passage from the CIANN story:

Former FBI deputy director and CNN contributor Andrew McCabe said he hadn’t heard of Byrne until the former CEO revealed his relationship with Butina.
“His allegation that his potential cooperation with the FBI was somehow discussed at the highest levels certainly never happened when I was there,” McCabe, who held the No. 2 role at the agency beginning in 2016 until his firing in 2018, said Friday on CNN’s “New Day.”
McCabe said it was “certainly possible” that Byrne volunteered information about Butina to the FBI, but disputed the claim that agents would have told Byrne to “engage in a romantic relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent.”
“That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI does,” McCabe said.

Let’s break that down, starting with the last statement, “That is simply not the sort of thing that the FBI does,” which is pretty much exactly what his former partner in cri…er…”boss” Comey said. Would it surprise anyone out there if Comey and McCabe had gotten together on the phone to coordinate messaging in advance of taking any appointments from friendly fake media outfits?

And let’s look at that first statement: “His allegation that his potential cooperation with the FBI was somehow discussed at the highest levels certainly never happened when I was there.” In the context of that very carefully-worded sentence, the phrase “at the highest levels” could mean he is denying that he and Comey, then the two highest officials at the FBI, never got together and discussed this program, which certainly could be true within what Byrne is alleging, given that he is claiming his orders came from Peter Strzok, not Comey or McCabe.

Let’s remember that Strzok did not report directly to either one of these non-denial artists at that time. Thus, it would have been very easy to compartmentalize all internal communications about any domestic espionage operations in order to provide both McCabe and Comey with a sweet level of plausible deniability about the matter.

But “at the highest levels” could also mean that Comey never discussed the spying effort with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, or that Lynch never discussed it with then-President Barack Hussein Obama his own self.

In other words, neither Comey nor McCabe actually “denied” any element of Byrne’s story, which is nothing unusual. This is just how they do things in spook-world.

As for the 15 ex-spooks now employed at CNN and MSNBC, you can be sure most of them are still serving as active informants and operatives for the FBI, CIA and various other intelligence agencies. You can also be sure that many other employees at those two cable channels and other big establishment media outlets are also serving in similar roles. These agencies have since their creation always made it a practice to place or recruit media members to serve in such jobs.

Remember, when President Donald Trump forced the release of a raft additional documents related to the JFK assassination in late 2017, we discovered that, as of November 1963, the CIA alone had no fewer than 42 assets placed in the country’s various media outlets. Given the way the number of both media outlets and intelligence agencies have multiplied over the last 56 years, you can be sure the number of spook plants within those outlets has grown apace.

The only aspect of this longstanding infiltration of our news media that has changed is that today, fake media operations like CIANN and MSFBI proudly announce that they are paying gobs of money to these spooks for the privilege of airing their deceptions to the public.

All of which is just one more reason why you should never take anything reported by any establishment media organization at face value. Honestly, it is becoming almost impossible to find anything resembling real news being reported anymore.

The Spookification of our media establishment is pretty much complete.

That is all.

 

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SPOTLIGHT: Another Week of Major Spygate Revelations

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

This past week was the second straight during which multiple major new revelations about “Spygate” – the Obama Administration’s effort to fix the 2016 election and subsequent plot to execute a coup d’etat on a sitting POTUS – came to public light.  You can find last week’s review at this link. Here follows a review of what we learned during the course of this week.

First, Maria Bartiromo interviewed George Papadopoulous – one of the main targets of the FBI/CIA’s entrapment efforts against Trump officials – on her Sunday morning program, along with Devin Nunes. Here’s a clip of the full episode, in which Papadopoulous details multiple efforts by U.S. agencies to entrap him into some criminal act or admission, and in which Nunes details his suspicion that at least one spy deployed by the FBI/CIA also works as an operative for Russian intelligence.:

Next up, Attorney General William Barr acknowledged again his ongoing investigation into the real origins of the Obama spying operations, and how high the conspiracy went within the Obama Administration.:

Later on Wednesday, the reliable news-fakers at the New York Times did their best to set a favorable narrative to Spygate on behalf of the Deep State, but really only succeeded in confirming that it the FBI was spying on the Trump Campaign throughout 2016, using multiple operatives.:

I missed this when it was published on Friday, but National Review obtained a copy of the recent congressional testimony by FBI Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Jonathan Moffa, and it is extremely revelatory. Moffa’s testimony makes it crystal clear that the FBI was coordinating with the CIA during 2016, and he admits that  their spying operation ran multiple different operatives at Papadopoulous and other Trump Campaign officials in their entrapment efforts.  Amazing.:

It all becomes very convoluted and confusing, because the Obama-era bad actors had so many different angles going on targeting the Trump campaign throughout 2016, and really starting in late 2015. The guys over at the Conservative Treehouse have an outstanding, detailed explanation of how it all played out at this link. 

These two paragraphs from that piece sum up the bifurcated, coordinated effort between the CIA and FBI very succinctly:

The CIA track took place between March and July 2016, and consisted of using foreign intelligence allies in Italy, the U.K and Australia to create a background illusion of Russian involvement with the Trump campaign.  This operation was based on earlier -more innocuous- contacts from various countries, weaponized and redeployed in what everyone calls “spygate”.  This track successfully culminated in Operation Crossfire Hurricane.

The FBI track was domestic-centric, albeit sub-contracted to Fusion GPS and later a former British intelligence officer, and took place between April and October 2016; also to create the illusion of Russian involvement.  This operation is best known around the Steele Dossier and FISA warrant against U.S. person Carter Page.  The FBI track continued with the Mueller investigation into 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Read the whole piece and keep it bookmarked – it will provide a great reference point to go back to as things continue to publicly unfold in the coming weeks and months.

That is all.

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The Week in Review: A Real Attorney General Sends the Democrats and Media into a Panic

The Campaign Update Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[The week just past as chronicled on the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed.]

The week began with the New York Times running a heinously anti-Semitic cartoon on its op-ed page, a day in advance of another synagogue shooting. Things only went downhill from there for the fakest newspaper in America.:

President Donald Trump informed us exactly why it was that Fox talking head Andrew Napolitano turned on a dime to become a Trump hater in early 2018. The reasons aren’t pretty, but then, neither is Judge Nap.:

International superstar Nick Searcy remembered that one time when Creepy Uncle Joe Biden actually told the truth about something. Good times…:

If you aren’t following the Babylon Bee on Twitter, you’re missing out on all the fun.:

I invented a new, totally appropriate campaign slogan for Joe Biden.:

Your Democrats in action!:

Oily Rod Rosenstein submitted his formal resignation letter to President Trump, the guy against whom he organized a coup d’etat effort and failed. He’s the Benedict Arnold of our time.:

A day after President Trump spoke to a crowded arena with 12,000 people inside and that many more outside watching on the big screens, Joe Biden became the latest Democrat to speak to a half-filled high school gym.:

By the way, if you’re also wondering why it is that Democrat candidates are obsessed with high school gyms, the answer is simple: They’re free, almost always run by fellow Dems, and come with a built-in audience of students who are forced to attend. Simple.

The foundering Irish Bob O’Rourke tried to attract media attention by making yet another outlandish claim. No one could’ve seen that coming, right?:

The Trump White House was working on designating a terrorist organization as a terrorist organization. There’s another obvious target just waiting out there for a designation of its own.:

Bernie Sanders won’t even have to go into a prison to get this obvious supporter’s vote.:

The fake news media had a very, very busy week trying to set narratives for Barack Obama’s deep state spying and coup attempts.:

There was a revolution going on in Venezuela, and you had to go to Twitter to get any real coverage of it. Why? Because our fake news media was too busy carrying water for Democrats.:

Patricia Arquette was testifying to congress in an effort to get congress to give her what she already has. Your mindless leftists in action.:

Poor widdle Bobby Mueller had the sads about the bad news coverage he’s been getting, so he wrote a nasty note to the teacher…:

If you thought the shutting down of the Mueller Witch Hunt means the end of the Deep State’s assault on our country, you need to read this.:

William Barr gave some epic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.:

More epic Barr…:

More epic Barr…:

The Democrat toadies at CNN were going nuts, but to no avail.:

Meanwhile, over in the House, Jabba The Nadler was trying to get control over his evil minions. It wasn’t working out well.:

Mayor Pete was looking for a new role model. He’s landed on a very, very bad one.:

Back in the Senate, the Dragon Lady was making a demented fool of herself one more time. Do better, Hawaii. We know you can.:

MSNBC responded to Barr’s devastation of the Democrats by running the most notorious serial liar since Dan Rather out in front of the cameras to smear Lindsey Graham. You seriously cannot make this stuff up, folks, you really can’t.:

Texas Senator Ted Cruz summed up the day for Barr and the Democrats.:

Joe Biden thinks China is your friend, possibly because he steered a bunch of China’s business to his son’s company while he was serving as Barack Obama’s vice president.:

The hilarious Rob Christie captures the essence of America’s favorite sanctuary city.:

Democrat calls for impeachment weren’t polling well, and it got worse as the week went on.:

The New York Times did its duty for the Deep State, as the fake news media scrambles to set the narrative in advance of the Horowitz Report and William Barr’s multiple investigations into Obama-era spying.:

Twitter’s war on conservative thought ramped up.:

The Democrats were freaking out because Bill Barr is a real Attorney General. It’s been a long, long time since we had one of those.:

Meanwhile, CNN was doing its duty for the Democrats by trying to prop up their Precious Beto.:

The Trump Economy just keeps on winning for Americans.:

If you’re wondering why Democrats are so panicked by William Barr, here you go.:

Who’s the dumbest Democrat presidential candidate? It’s a very tight contest.:

The White House hit back at the Mueller Report with an epic 5-page letter authored by counsel Emmet Flood, no doubt with input from Rudy Giuliani.:

We’ll end this week’s Review with this fantastic video of Larry Kudlow going off on the economy.:

God Bless America!

That is all.

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Watch Attorney General Barr School Sheldon Whitehouse on ‘Spying’

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

In today’s senate hearing, goofy Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse decided to waste his time regurgitating the tiresome Democrat/media fake outrage talking points about Attorney General William Barr’s use of the word “spying” in a House hearing a couple of weeks ago to describe the FBI’s “surveillance” (actually, spying) of the Trump Campaign and Transition team during 2016.

What followed was a thing of beauty – a public spanking of epic proportions that Whitehouse will now have to take to his grave.  Here’s a clip, courtesy of Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra:

Here’s the transcript for those of you who still like to read.:

Sen Whitehouse:  In the entirety of your career at the DOJ, including as AG, have you ever referred to authorized department investigative activities officially or publicly as spying?

Barr: I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying’. My first job was in the CIA and I don’t think the word ‘spying’ has any pejorative connotation at all. To me (Whitehouse interrupts) To me the question is always whether it’s authorized and adequately predicated spying.

I think ‘spying’ is a good English word that in fact doesn’t have synonyms, because it  is the broadest word incorporating really all forms of intelligence covert collections. I’m not going to back off the word ‘spying’, except I will say (Whitehouse interrupts again) that I’m not suggesting any pejorative.

I use the word frequently, as do the media. (Whitehouse interrupts again)

Whitehouse: When did you decide to use it – was it off the cuff in the hearing that day, or did you go into that hearing intending to use the word?

Barr: It was actually off the cuff, to tell you the truth, and when [the congressman] challenged me and he said “change your language” I was actually thinking, what’s the issue? I don’t consider it a pejorative.

But frankly, we went back and looked at press usage, and up until the faux outrage a couple of weeks ago, it’s commonly used in the press to refer to authorized activities, such as referring to the FISA court (Whitehouse desperately attempts to shut him down) as the ‘spy court.’

Whitehouse: But it’s not commonly used by the department (tries to shut Barr down).

Barr: Well, it’s commonly used by me.

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God, I love this guy.

That is all.

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Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.24.2017

Some actual serious commentary on this serious Friday morning:

  • It’s seeming increasingly likely that House Speaker Paul Ryan is indeed working to sabotage the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, as has long been rumored.  Absent that motivation, it’s hard to explain why any Speaker would call a  vote for what is supposed to be one of his two top priorities for the session before he knows he has the votes in-hand. But that’s exactly what the Speaker did yesterday, only to cancel the scheduled vote late in the afternoon when it became obvious the votes weren’t there.  A very smart lawyer once told me that you don’t ask a question unless you know what the answer is going to be.  Ryan’s not a lawyer, but, dayum that was a stupid move.
  • The punishment for everyone else in the House is that they have to stay over in Washington DC through Friday and actually work a full week for once.  That’s always upsetting to our ruling class legislators, who are accustomed to flying out to DC on Monday mornings and flying out of DC on Thursday afternoons, for what normally amounts to the equivalent of a 3 day work week.  Whether the hardship of an extra day of work will change any recalcitrant minds on this vote remains to be seen.  But the Speaker and President Trump are demanding a vote today, so we will find out very soon.
  • The alternative to acting on this legislation is to allow Obamacare to completely implode, which it is in the process of doing, exploding the federal debt even further in the process.  Republicans in DC worry that that will mean big losses for them at the polling places in November 2018.  Ordinary Americans should worry about what that means for those among us who desperately need their medical insurance due to ongoing significant health issues.  If Republicans fail to fix the current atrocity of a system after seven years of rank demagoguery on the issue, then they will deserve what the get in the mid-term elections.
  • James Rosen of Fox News, one of the few remaining actual working journalists in the nation’s capitol, reported late yesterday that the National Security Agency – which, unlike the FBI, has been cooperating with the House Intelligence Committee’s investigations – is going to provide members of that committee with “smoking gun” evidence that Barack Obama’s evil minions did indeed spy upon the Trump Transition Team, illegally un-mask American citizens in that process, and illegally share the intel collected within the Obama Administration and outside of it.  According to Rosen, that information will be shared with committee members as early as today.  Rosen also reports that ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, has already been briefed on the intel yesterday, which may explain why he quit making his prior wild allegations to any fake reporter he could find yesterday.
  • If Mr. Rosen’s reporting is correct – and his track record is very good – it might explain why then-President Obama issued an order in early January which dramatically increased the number of people in his administration who could legally share this kind of confidential intel information involving American citizens.  The cynic in me thinks that he and his evil minions probably woke up one morning realizing this stuff had been illegally viewed by several people, and decided to make that change in order to provide some legal cover for them.  Where the Obama people are concerned, the cynic in me has, if anything, consistently underestimated their capacity for mendacity over the last 9 years.
  • Also, if Mr. Rosen’s reporting is correct, we’re going to have months of high-profile prosecutions of members of the Obama Administration, which will cause the fake news media to become even more virulent and insane than it has already been.  These people have their entire senses of self-worth vested in the virtual canonization of Mr. Obama and his evil minions, and they will relentlessly demonize anyone who goes after them, regardless of the evidence at hand.
  • If Mr. Rosen’s reporting is not correct, and there is no “smoking gun” to support the claims made Wednesday by Rep. Devin Nunes, then his days at chairman of the House Intelligence Committee are probably numbered, and they should be.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced yesterday that his caucus will indeed filibuster the nomination of Judge John Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.  This is an idiotic decision since Mr. Gorsuch handled himself so ably during his hearings, but senate Democrats are now so beholden to the radical, rage-filled leftists who fund their campaigns that they really have little choice.  So they’ll gladly walk this plank to keep that campaign money flowing in.
  • But wait – Mitch McConnell could bail them out!   Later in the day, Schumer made it known that he was offering a compromise to the Senate Majority Leader:  The Ds would allow Gorsuch’s nomination to be confirmed if McConnell promises not to do away with the filibuster on any future Supreme Court nominations by President Trump.  If Sen. McConnell falls for this deal, then the Republican Party will be revealed as being well and truly worthless to millions of ordinary Americans who voted them into office in the last three election cycles, and gave them their current majority in the Senate.

Just another day in do-nothing Congress America.

That is all.

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