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Good News of the Day: Trump’s Nobel Nomination; Disney’s Huge Loss and more

So much good news coming across the wires this morning, so little time.

First, President Donald Trump has been nominated to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker a Middle East peace agreement between Israel and the UAE:

Unlike the joke award given to Barack Hussein Obama shortly after he assumed office in 2009, President Trump actually worked hard and earned this nomination.

From a story in the New York Post:

President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for helping broker a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to a report.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, submitted the nomination, Fox News reported.

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, told Fox News.

In his letter to the Nobel Committee, Tybring-Gjedde wrote that the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between the two nations.

“As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game-changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he wrote, Fox News reported.

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It is highly unlikely that the globalist-dominated Nobel committee will approve this award, but the nomination itself tells a story of real achievement, a rarity in Nobel world these days.

Disney Loses bigly. – This press release just came into my email inbox and it is glorious. Could not happen to a nicer bunch of people.

Disney Suffers $4.72B Loss in 3rd Fiscal Quarter as Park Revenue Collapses By 85%

According to the research data analyzed and published by StockApps.com, Walt Disney Co. made a $4.72 billion loss. This stood in sharp contrast to its 2019 Q3 performance when it reported a net income of $1.43 billion.

Total revenue for the period was $11.78 billion, a 42% drop year-on-year (YoY). It was significantly lower than analysts’ estimate of $12.39 billion according to FactSet.

Parks Segment Loses $3.5B as Disney+ Surpasses 60M Subscribers in 8 Months

There was a profit of 8 cents in earnings per share (EPS) against an expected loss of 64 cents per share. This marked a 94% drop YoY. One of the key reasons for the dismal performance was the closure of Disneyland and other parks and resorts.

According to a Statista report, the parks, experiences and products segment dropped from $7.4 billion in Q1 2020 to $983 million in Q3. This segment alone accounted for losses surpassing $3.5 billion, marking an 85% drop YoY. Studio entertainment was also badly hit due to theatre closures and movie release delays. It dropped from $3.76 billion in Q1 to $1.74 billion in Q3.

During the same period, most entertainment companies also suffered losses. For instance, AT&T reported an $830 million loss while Live Nation revenue declined by 98%. But Sony Corp was less badly hit thanks to its gaming section, reporting only a 1.1% decline YoY.

Among the few positive reports for Disney was the fact that Disney+ had surpassed 60.5 million subscribers. It is noteworthy that at launch, the new streaming service had the goal of reaching 60 to 90 million subscribers by 2024. In total, Disney’s paid subscribers numbered over 100 million across streaming services. Hulu had 35.5 million subscribers while ESPN+ had 8.5 million.

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Is that awesome, or what? There had to be something positive about our nation’s insane response to this pandemic, and we have found it.

The Oscar Academy has now set gender quotas for consideration of films beginning in 2024. – Ric Grenell’s response to this bit of idiocy was so hilarious that I just had to share it:

Perfect. If I knew how to add a row of little laughy-faced emojis right here, I’d do it.

UPDATE: Grenell tweeted this hysterical bit later in the day:

 

Then there is this bit of awesomely awesome great news. – Public support for major sports is in the toilet because of all the social justice warriorism that has taken every bit of the joy out of them this year:

From the story at the New York Post:

More people have a negative view of pro sports than a positive one, as public support for America’s athletics industry plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic and athletes’ backing of the Black Lives Matter movement, a new survey released Monday reveals.

Americans who have a positive view of sports dropped from 45 percent positive in August 2019 to 30 percent last month, the Gallup poll found.

The number of citizens who had a negative view shot up from 25 percent last year to 40 percent in August 2020.

That’s a shift of 30 points — from a plus 20 percent positive rating to a minus 10 percent negative rating.

The stunning drop comes at a time when sports such as baseball have shortened their season because of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, athletes have walked out of games, kneeled during the national anthem or wore Black Lives Matters shirts to protest racial injustice following the deaths of unarmed black men in police custody.

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What we are witnessing this year is the self-inflicted death of the previous model for major sports in America. This current group of selfish, wealthy athletes is destroying the deal for future generations.

Honestly, this formerly-rabid sports fan just doesn’t care. Do you?

That is all.

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Saturday News Roundup: Grenell and Kayleigh Torch the Media, and Democrat Riots Expand Again

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – This happened yesterday:

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest police officer association in the country. It has had a long history of endorsing Democratic presidential candidates, but that began to change in 2012, when it chose not to endorse either the anti-police Barack Hussein Obama or the milquetoast fake Republican Mitt Romney.

The association’s members made the jump to Trump in 2016 and now, faced with a choice between the President and the anti-police Joe Biden, this year’s decision was quite easy.

This also happened at Rasmussen on Friday:

So, once again President Trump matches his highest voter approval level in the Rasmussen daily survey, and blasts up to a 45% approval rating among Black voters. If that Black voter approval translates into even 1/3rd of that level in actual votes for Trump in November, it will produce a massive landslide victory for the President.

The President also received a polling boost on Friday when the Trafalgar Group – along with Rasmussen, the most accurate pollster in 2016 – released a poll showing him with a 3% lead over Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden in the state of Florida. Trafalgar has now in recent weeks released polls showing Trump with leads in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida, four crucial states that both candidates must win in November.

The fantastic August jobs report didn’t get much attention on Friday, thanks to the convenient timing of The Atlantic’s hoax piece. That, of course, is one of the reasons why that piece was dropped on Friday, in fact. This is how the media coordinates with the Democrats.

But I’ll focus on it here, because it’s actual news that is in fact important. To see just how truly great this jobs report, with its 1.4 million new jobs created and 8.4 rate of unemployment (down from 10.2% in July) truly is, look this table of projections created in April by the Congressional Budget Office:

In April the Congressional Budget Office said the unemployment rate for August would be…wait for it…16 percent! Again, we’re at 8.4%, roughly half that level. That 7.6% difference represents 8 to 10 million jobs.

Also note that, barely four months ago, CBO further predicted that the rate of unemployment would not drop below even 10% throughout NEXT YEAR. This is WINNING on a grand, unprecedented scale, and if our news media was not such a raging dumpster fire of bias and ignorance, it would be the biggest story of the week.

Speaking of our raging dumpster fire news media… – Watch as Ric Grenell, the single best personnel decision President Trump has made while in office, chews out the despicable White House press corps for their frankly idiotic questioning:

Truly epic.

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Kayleigh McEnany got in a tongue-lashing of the sleazy White House fake reporters of her own earlier in the day. It is an epic beatdown no one should miss:

The tongue-lashings from McEnany and Grenell obviously had an impact, as the questioning by the press corps during President Trump’s briefing later in the day was surprisingly subdued. But they were still a whole lot more hostile than the pathetically fawning softballs Creepy Uncle Joe received when he took a few carefully-placed questions in Scranton earlier in the day.

The President hilariously noted this disparity:

Yes, they were meant for a child because the corrupt reporters following Biden around know he is utterly incapable of offering a coherent answer to anything resembling a real question. For the record, here is a list of the softballs that were lobbed at Quid Pro Joe:

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As Mr. Grenell correctly stated, America has a real crisis in journalism. Bias has always existed in our media, but this descent into pure capitulation to and rank activism on behalf of a single party is unprecedented in its scope and scale.

Meanwhile, in Portland, New York and Rochester… – The Democrat-sponsored rioters of Antifa/BLM were out in force in all three cities last night. Here are some of the lowlights as reported by the great, real journalist, Andy Ngo:

Ted Wheeler has a new opponent in Portland, and guess what? She’s even more of a communist lunatic than he is:

So, understand what she is saying here: If you have white skin and you want to own property and feel safe in your home, you, not the domestic terrorist of BLM/Antifa, are the problem.

You seriously cannot make this stuff up.

This happened in New York City in and around Times Square:

In Rochester, we had this:

And then, as always, there was Portland:

Again, this will only continue to grow until these people are forcibly confronted and stopped. If you think that you and your family are safe because you don’t live in these cities%

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Saturday News Roundup: Grenell’s Plan to Drain the Swamp and Ted Wheeler’s Plan to Destroy Portland

This is a great idea. – Former Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell rolled out a terrific idea for the second Trump term in an interview on Friday:

From the Fox News story:

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell laid out his case for moving government agencies out of Washington Thursday, telling “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the move would allow officials to “better represent Americans.”

” I think we’re actually at the point where we no longer have a fight between the Republicans and Democrats,” Grenell said. “We’re actually at a point where we’re having a fight between Washington and the rest of the country.”

Grenell, who also spent two years as U.S. ambassador to Germany, argued that “Washington, D.C. is a place where someone like Joe Biden, [who served for] 48 years, is rewarded with another shot at more failed ideas.

“If you think about it, every single government agency is based here in Washington, D.C. So, all of the bureaucrats, everybody who works for the federal government, really are right here,” he said. “We’re pulling from the same pool.”

“Why does the Interior Department have to be here?” he asked. “Why does the Labor Department have to be in Washington or Virginia? We can have these agencies across America, that will better represent Americans.”

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With his mention of the Interior Department, which manages America’s national parks and federal lands, Grenell hits on a point of success the Trump Administration has already achieved. Earlier this year, DOI’s Bureau of Land Management, the other BLM, began the process of physically moving its offices to Grand Junction, Colorado, a logical location that is smack in the middle of the Rocky Mountain West, where most federal lands and parks are situated.

If you’re going to clean out the DC Swamp, one of the best ways to do it would be to decimate the permanent bureaucrat class that occupies the nation’s capital en masse today. This seems like a fantastic focal point for not just a second Trump term in office, but a de facto third Trump term led by America’s first woman president, Kristi Noem, and her vice president, Ric Grenell.

Let’s go!

If you think the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a bastion of conservatism, think again. – The business world in general is being overrun with social justice warrior senior executives. Thus, it is no surprise that its chief lobbying arm in Washington is now moving left as well.

Trade associations are, if they wish to remain trade associations, responsive to their members, and long-time US Chamber CEO Tom Donohue is no exception. His problem today, though, is that his membership is divided between his SJW wing and its traditional country club Republican wing. In is efforts to please his SJW executives, Donohue has gotten himself into a pickle.

From a story at Politico:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is poised to endorse nearly two dozen freshmen House Democrats for reelection, triggering a revolt within the right-leaning organization and drawing fierce pushback from the group’s powerful GOP donors.

The decision represents a sharp departure for the traditionally conservative Chamber, which has spent over $100 million backing Republican candidates during the past decade, and it threatens to further complicate the party’s prospects in the November election while driving a split in the business community.

Chamber leaders — including President Suzanne Clark, Chief Executive Officer Tom Donohue and Executive Vice President Neil Bradley — have been pushing the proposal ahead of a Thursday committee vote to finalize a slate of 2020 endorsements.

But the group’s donors and members are up in arms, with some threatening to pull funding and others openly venting their frustration. Some are raising the prospect that Chamber board members will quit in the weeks to come.

There is particular concern the Democrats in question do not have the pro-business record an endorsement would convey. State Chamber of Oklahoma President Chad Warmington wrote a letter Tuesday to national Chamber leaders fervently opposing the proposal to back Rep. Kendra Horn, perhaps the most vulnerable House Democrat in the country.

Citing the Oklahoma congresswoman’s voting record on energy issues, Warmington wrote, “I question how the U.S. Chamber could endorse a candidate who consistently voted against the largest industry in Oklahoma, employing over 90,000 workers throughout the state. That is hardly a pro-business record. I am also concerned the U.S. Chamber would endorse a congresswoman that voted in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who are not pro-business nearly 90 percent of the time.”

Warmington added: “I don’t believe an endorsement of Congresswoman Horn is warranted at this time and certainly not justifiable based on the current record of consequential votes impacting Oklahoma businesses.”

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Obviously, in a clear-headed world, neither the Chamber nor any other business lobby group would be endorsing a single communist Democrat for office, given that their Party is openly hostile to American business. But of course, there’s the rub: Many of the Chamber’s members aren’t really “American” businesses at all, having huge operations in hostile nations, particularly China, which basically owns the Democrats today.

The current struggle within the Chamber today is emblematic of our nation’s struggle as a whole: We can either be Americans or we can be globalists, but the hostile actions of China’s Communist Party have mandated that we cannot be both.

Speaking of communist Democrats… – Communist Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler responded to President Trump’s latest offer of federal help in quelling the riots he has enabled for 94 days with a typically nasty note that reads in part:

“We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery,” he wrote. “When you sent he Feds to Portland last month you made the situation far worse. Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city.”

“There is no place for looting, arson or vandalism in our city,” he wrote. “There is no room here for racist violence or those who wish to bring their ideology of hate into our community. Those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law.”

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Hilariously, President Trump responded with this:

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“Thank you for your letter rejecting my offer to send federal law enforcement to your city. You’re welcome at Mar-a-Lago while the peaceful protesters occupy your condo.”

The President was referring to the fact that, after Wheeler sent his nasty letter, the “peaceful protesters” responded by occupying the lobby of the communist Mayor’s condo building.

From a report at Fox News:

A group of Portland, Ore. protesters staged a sit-in inside the lobby of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condominium building Friday evening while others held a loud concert outside.

The protesters said they wouldn’t leave until Wheeler meets with them over their demands that he resign, reduce the Portland Police Bureau budget and never vote to increase police spending.

The protest appeared to be peaceful as of 10 p.m. local time, although red-paint handprints were seen on the glass outside the lobby, according to independent journalist Garrison Davis.

Some of the protesters had left by 10 p.m. for unspecified “safety reasons,” Davis reported.

Late Friday, Wheeler’s office released a statement saying,  “We are monitoring the situation and hope protesters remain peaceful for the safety of other residents,” according to KION-TV reporter Jennifer Dowling.

It was not immediately clear if Wheeler was home during the protest.

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Speaking of Portland… – As mentioned above, the riots continued for the 94th straight night, thanks to Wheeler’s mendacity. Here are some of the highlights being ignored by CNN and the rest of the corrupt media today, courtesy of real journalist Andy Ngo:

These are Joe Biden’s voters, folks, each and every one of them.

Remember that on November 3.

That is all.

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Noem/Grenell 2024: A Real Trump Conservative’s Dream Ticket

Turns out the Republicans are really good at this. – Conducting a virtual convention, that is. Not that that’s any surprise, given that the Party has President Donald Trump as its leader.

Last night’s proceedings were pretty amazing, frankly. From Kayleigh McEnany’s moving testimony about her mastectomy surgery, to Jack Brewer’s detailing the brutish treatment he has received for supporting the President, to 24 year-old congressional candidate and paraplegic Madison Cawthorne’s standing to recite the pledge of allegiance, to Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne calling President Trump the most pro-life president in U.S. history and truthfully referring to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as Catholics in name only, the speeches were moving, honest and pointed. Real statements by real people, not the lame, scripted taunts from the Hollywood clowns the Democrats put before the American people.

One speech that really stood out was South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who has quickly become not “a” rising star within the GOP, but “the” rising star. The highlight of Gov. Noem’s speech was this honest description of the chaos that the Democrat Party is sponsoring in the major cities it runs:

Partial Transcript:

Now at times, our country has struggled to live up to our founding principles. Another great American, Abraham Lincoln, knew that struggle better than anybody.

When he was just 28 years old, Honest Abe saw wild and furious passions, “worse than savage mobs,” he said, taking the place of reasoned judgment. He was alarmed by the increasing disregard for the rule of law throughout the country.

He was concerned for the people that had seen their property destroyed, their families attacked, and their lives threatened or even taken away. These good people were becoming tired of, and disgusted with, a government that offered them no protection.

Sound familiar?

It took 244 years to build this great nation — flaws and all — but we stand to lose it in a tiny fraction of that time if we continue down the path taken by the Democrats and their radical supporters. From Seattle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs. The violence is rampant. There’s looting, chaos, destruction and murder. People that can afford to flee have fled. But the people that can’t — good, hard-working Americans — are left to fend for themselves.

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That is undeniably what the Democrat support groups Antifa and BLM have done to cities like New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland and Seattle this summer, all while uncaring Democrat mayors have hindered their police departments from effectively dealing with the issue. In fact, the leftists at MSNBC were so triggered by Noem’s honest detailing of what their Democrat masters are doing to these big cities that they had propagandist Rachel Maddow cut in while Noem was speaking and bring in a Democrat mayor to refute her claim.

Which mayor did Maddow bring in? Why, Seattle’s communist Mayor Jenny Durkan, of course. Yes, friends, the very same Jenny Durkan whose gross misconduct in office has allowed riots to rip the city’s downtown area apart, riots that are still taking place this week. The same Jenny Durkan who allowed the Antifa/BLM Marxists to take over a six square block area called Capitol Hill and create what they called the CHAZ/CHOP area. The same Jenny Durkan who only relented and allowed her police to clean that area out after several murders were committed there.

You just cannot make this stuff up, folks. MSNBC is literally nothing more than a theater of the absurd.

The other speech that really stood out to me was that of a real American hero for his work as Acting Director of National Intelligence, Ric Grenell. Grenell laid out the Trump Doctrine of America First perfectly, in terms anyone can understand, and pointedly contrasted that doctrine with the destructive globalism institutionalized by the four presidents who came before him, and to which Biden/Harris would return.

Partial Transcript:

During the presidential primary debates four years ago, one outsider stood alone and said in public what most Americans say only in private. It was fourteen years after the start of the war in Afghanistan. And twelve years after the invasion of Iraq, wars where thousands of American troops had died and trillions in taxpayer dollars had been spent.

And yet no candidate could bring themselves to admit that something had gone badly wrong with American foreign policy. That the American voter, the American soldier and the American taxpayer had all been let down. Except for one: Donald Trump.

He called America’s endless wars for what they were: A disaster. The media was shocked, because Donald Trump was running as a Republican. And yet he said out loud what we all knew. That American foreign policy was failing to make Americans safer.

After the end of the Cold War, Democrats and Republicans in Washington bought into the illusion that the whole world would start to resemble America. And so they started to pursue an unlimited globalization.

They welcomed China into the World Trade Organization. They engaged in nation building in Afghanistan, and tried to export democracy to Iraq. They signed a peculiar deal with Iran, and a global climate agreement in Paris. But they weren’t grounded in the interests of the average American.

So for decades, while Washington politicians built a global system, American wages stagnate and our great cities and industries were hollowed out. Entire communities were devastated, and our manufacturing plants were shipped off to China. That’s what happened when Washington stopped being the capital of the United States and started being the capital of the world.

As US ambassador to Germany I had a front row seat to Donald Trump’s America first foreign policy. I wish every American could see how president firmly negotiates on their behalf. I watched president Trump charm the chancellor of Germany while insisting that Germany pay its NATO obligations.

I was proud to witness president say to foreign leaders, “I don’t blame you for wanting America to pay for your security – I actually respect you for out-negotiating the presidents before me. But it stops with me. I won’t let the American taxpayer be taken advantage of.”

Donald Trump’s administration has always made clear that our priority is the American people’s security. That’s the job of all leaders, to put their people first. And we’ve seen how this strategy has succeeded.

In four short years Donald Trump has led even some Washington Democrats to agree about the Chinese threat. On trade deals that benefit America first, on alliances that share responsibility.

In four years Donald Trump didn’t start any new wars. He brought troops home; he rebuilt the military; he signed peace deals that make Americans safer. The Washington elites want you to think this kind of foreign policy is immoral, and so they call it nationalist. That tells you all you need to know.

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Greatness.

Vice President Mike Pence closed the evening out with just an outstanding speech of his own, probably the best speech I’ve seen him deliver. Anyone who thinks he will not be a formidable candidate for the GOP’s 2024 nomination is kidding themselves.

Pence is in fact being touted by the DC establishment as a part of a ticket in which former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley would run as the vice presidential candidate. That would be a strong ticket, but let’s be honest: The fact that the DC establishment is pushing such a ticket should give us all pause.

If you want a ticket in 2024 made up of real conservative leaders who would continue to put America first, well, we saw that potential ticket last night: Noem/Grenell 2024.

That is all.

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Right on Cue, the New York Times Tries to Mount a new Russia Hoax

Meet the new Russia hoax, same as the old Russia hoax. – The Russia Collusion hoax was based entirely on a fraudulent dossier and lies told to reporters by anonymous sources. Well, and also by reporters just making crap up out of whole cloth in many instances, but that goes without saying. The Democrats and their corrupt media toadies managed to deceive the American public for three solid years and tilt the 2018 elections using that hoax, so it’s only natural they would repeat that same model in the runup to the 2020 elections.

Meet the new Russia hoax, this one claiming that President Trump was briefed on a plan by those evil Russians to bribe Afghanistan militants to murder U.S. and coalition forces in that sh*thole country (don’t even try to prove me wrong on that assessment), and that the President did nothing to stop them. The New York Times got the ball rolling on that doozy late last week with yet another fake report based on nothing but anonymous sources who may or may not even exist. You’re just supposed to trust that the New York Times, which has filed hundreds of completely false reports about President Trump since 2015, is finally telling you the truth this time, because of their journalistic “ethics” or something.

Even more, you’re supposed to believe the Times because other corrupt media outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Washington post “independently verified” the story – i.e., they talked to the same anonymous sources, who may well have been the reporter from the Times itself. Because that’s what these corrupt political operatives masquerading as journalists do.

As with this past week’s Bubba Wallace/NASCAR noose story, if you didn’t realize within about 10 seconds that both stories are clear hoaxes, then you just haven’t been paying enough attention to what’s been happening in our country for the past four years. But most Americans are too dense to figure it out, so the President and many of his people had to waste their time issuing outright denials of this false reporting on Saturday.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell ended up in a back and forth on Twitter with despicable hack Ted Lieu:

Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, tweeted at Grenell daring him to confirm whether he did not tell Trump and Pence about a Russian military intelligence unit offering financial rewards to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops or McEnany was lying.

“I never heard this,” Grenell shot back. “And it’s disgusting how you continue to politicize intelligence. You clearly don’t understand how raw intel gets verified. Leaks of partial information to reporters from anonymous sources is dangerous because people like you manipulate it for political gain.”

Lieu followed up by asking: “If you are telling the truth, why doesn’t White House deny bounty story instead of saying you didn’t brief @POTUS?”

Grenell replied: “All anonymous sources. And these same reporters gave us the Russian collusion hoax you still hold on to.”

Yep.

Current DNI John Ratcliffe issued this unambiguous statement on the matter:

Ok. Next!

The President of the United States tweeted this:

All true. Next!

Even Vladimir Putin and Russia accurately referred to the New York Times as “fake news”:

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Russia denies allegation that it offered bounties to militants in Afghanistan for killing American troops
According to The New York Times, American intelligence officials reported that a Russian assassination unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. Russia responded by calling it an attempt to “invent new fake stories.”

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So, you are left with either believing “news” outlets who have repeatedly lied to you and worked hand in glove with the Democrat Party to spread a series of outright hoaxes to the American public over the last four years, or believing the President, DNI Ratcliffe and Ric Grenell, who spent his entire time as DNI debunking the media’s previous Russia Hoax by declassifying documents and bring transparency in government.

This is not hard, folks.

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William Barr Fires Dana Boente, Identifies Antifa as Riot Organizers

The Evening Campaign Update

William Barr’s big adventure took two huge steps on Saturday.

First, Attorney General Barr went out of his way to call out the domestic terrorist and Democrat support group Antifa as one of the main organizers behind the nationwide set of riots happening in Democrat-controlled big cities this weekend. He also took great pains to note that the crossing of state lines to organize or participate in riots is a federal crime.

Here’s an outtake from his speech:

Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.

In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.

We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence. The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law.

In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.”

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Boom. Obviously, Mr. Barr has intelligence showing that Antifa is behind this violence and mayhem, just as I speculated in this morning’s Campaign Update. Barr’s speech today was obviously a stage-setter for action to come.

Second came the news mid-afternoon that the FBI’s top lawyer, the corrupt clown Dana Boente – who was hand-picked for the job by Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray – was allowed to “resign” his position on Friday rather than suffer the indignity of an outright firing. In it’s fake report on the matter, NBC News hilariously attempts to tie the firing to recent criticism Boente had received on Fox News for his role in the framing of General Michael Flynn, a role that included withholding exculpatory documents from Flynn’s defense team.

The fact of the matter here is that Boente has been a bad actor for a long, long time and should have never been given any position within the Trump Administration. The fact that he has held multiple positions within the DOJ since 2017 is a testament to how poorly managed and corrupt the institution has remained, although it certainly does appear to be suddenly making strides under Barr’s leadership.

Of special note here is that the firing of Boente was ordered by Barr and the DOJ, in the process going right over the head of the worthless, corrupt FBI Director Wray. This is a show of incredible disrespect, one that Wray has richly earned.

No one should be the least bit surprised if Wray’s is the next head on the chopping block, since there is literally no one in Washington, DC who has the slightest respect for the way he has handled his job. The firing of Boente also leaves Wray without many, if any, real friends within the Bureau’s top management. Anyone who has ever been in upper management in any organization knows how crucial it is to have a loyal support group around you.

With Ric Grenell currently out of government, I continue to hold out hope that Barr and President Donald Trump will find a new senior position for him to fill. Sure would be nice to have a vacancy atop the FBI to plug him into, wouldn’t it?

Of course, Grenell could never be confirmed to the FBI Director job by the current Senate. But, as we have seen over the last three months, this is a guy who can accomplish a hell of a lot in a 180-day assignment in an “acting” role.

Go for it, Mr. President. As you love to say, what have you got to lose?

That is all.

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Whitmer Requests National Guard Through July; Grenell Gets in Some Parting Shots

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

The only appropriate response to this request is “Hell, no.” – Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer, the aspiring banana republic dictator who currently serves as Michigan’s brutish Governor, made a startling request of President Trump earlier today. In a letter e-mailed to the President, Herr Gretchen has the utter gall to request an extension under U.S. Title 32 to extend her use of the state’s National Guard at federal expense through … wait for it… JULY 31.

I kid you not:

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The power-mad Whitmer already has this authority in place through June 24, 12 days after her current lockdown order is set to expire. So, what does this tell you about her plans for further extending that order, despite the fact that there exists today not one shred of data or science to underpin it?

The truth is that there was never any real justification for Whitmer to have this Title 32 authority in the first place, and there is damn sure no reason whatsoever why she really needs it for another two months and three days.

It is long past time for President Trump to start asserting his authority to roll back the excesses of fascist Democrat Governors like Whitmer. A firm, swift and unambiguous denial of this brazen request would be a great way to start.

So long, Ric – please come back soon. – The Great One, Mark Levin, conducted a wide-ranging 19-minute interview with outgoing Acting DNI/Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell on Wednesday. During the course of that interview, Grenell had some very revealing things to say about the way he was un-welcomed by the DC Swamp into the DNI job, and how the corrupt news media treated him throughout that assignment.

Here are some outtakes from the interview:

On how he was distrusted by members of congressional oversight committees and other deep state politicians, as well as the news media: “An outsider coming in with fresh eyes is like the enemy because you’re going to look at things differently.”

“Look what they did when I came in and was appointed. They immediately said this is an outsider who has no experience. And I heard that over and over, Mark, from most every news outlet. No experience, no experience. That’s not true. I have different experiences. I’ve been a consumer of intelligence since 2001, longer than a lot of the people who are in charge of overseeing intelligence from Congress. But that didn’t matter to them because I didn’t grow up in the system.”

On whether knowledge about Obamagate went all the way into the White House: “There is no possible way that it wasn’t known inside the White House and that multiple layers of people knew about this.”

On congressional manipulation of the Intelligence Community: “It was the political people and the politicians who were ignoring the problems and the career people were clamoring for reform. An overwhelming majority [of career officials] hate the leaks, they hate the manipulation coming from Congress, they hate how oversight is done through a letter, and then you don’t talk to anybody about it, and the briefings are ‘gotcha’ briefings. That’s not good.”

It’s a really good interview and well worth a listen.

From the day he was appointed to become the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Grenell has been one of the most loyal and impactful members of the entire Trump Administration. As of yesterday, he is now officially out of government service, which is a terrible loss for the country in this time of great stress and peril.

President Trump should do everything in his power to convince him to serve in another high position because, as Abraham Lincoln famously said about Ulysses S. Grant:

“I need this man. He fights.”

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Ratcliffe Sworn-in as DNI – What Next for Ric Grenell?

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

John Ratcliffe was sworn into office as the new Director of National Intelligence Tuesday morning. Especially relevant was the man who did the swearing-in: His predecessor Ric Grenell.

In just 90 days on the job, Mr. Grenell performed one of the great services to our country in its history. By the sheer force of his will and his willingness to take personal risks for the greater good, Grenell completely exposed the scope and scale of the scandal we are now calling Obamagate. As a parting salute to Grenell, the folks at the Daily Caller put together a great piece cataloging the major actions he took during his brief time in the job.

Here are some examples:

— Directed the IC to change the way they protect the identities of U.S. citizens contained within intelligence reporting

— Completed the IC review of 53 transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election and made the transcripts publicly available

— Declassified previously redacted footnotes from the Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the origins of the Russian collusion investigation

— Declassified a list of government officials who requested the unmasking of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

— Replaced FBI with ODNI as the primary group responsible for briefing presidential campaigns on information derived from national intelligence

— Declassified former national security adviser Susan Rice’s email to herself regarding a January 2016 Oval Office where progress on the Russia investigation was discussed

— Declassified additional transcripts in ODNI’s possession for potential public release by incoming DNI John Ratcliffe

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The list is very long, and it is well worth your time to read the entire thing. No doubt Mr. Ratcliffe will do a fine job in this position, but he will find himself at great pains to replicate Grenell’s amazing record of achievement.

As his final act on the job, Grenell declassified what Fox News reports as “a slew of” additional Russia-probe-related files, including transcripts of several calls between General Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. Of note, those calls do not include the December 29, 2016 call between the two men that the coup cabal within the FBI claimed as the basis for its effort to frame Flynn. Grenell made it clear in a tweet over the weekend that that particular call was not the property of the Intelligence Community.

This is a key disclosure, since it means that that particular call was not recorded under the umbrella of the IC’s efforts during that time to monitor Kislyak’s communications, but rather directly recorded by the FBI as a part of its own spying efforts on the Trump Transition team. Thus, the transcript of that critical call can only be declassified by the FBI and Department of Justice.

Interestingly, Grenell announced over the weekend that he will not return to his full-time job as the nation’s Ambassador to Germany. One would hope that President Trump would convince him to remain in service to the nation, given that he possesses such rare leadership skills. No agency of the Federal Government is more desperately in need of a dynamic and determined leader than the FBI itself, which continues to flounder around under the feckless reign of the useless, obstructing Christopher Wray.

It is long past time for President Trump to admit that the appointment of Wray was one of the great mistakes of his presidency. If Grenell is willing, there is literally no reason at all to keep Wray around a day longer.

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Friday News Roundup: Win for Flynn, Loss for Gretchen, CORONAPANIC Lunacy and More

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

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – The DC Circuit Court of Appeals, in an extremely rare action, ordered corrupt Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan to personally respond to the Court to explain his refusal to grant the DOJ’s motion to dismiss the case against General Mike Flynn, which was filed on May 7:

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As appellate lawyer John M. Reeves (reeveslawstl) explained in a great thread on Twitter, writs of mandamus like the one Sidney Powell filed on Tuesday are most often rejected outright by a court of appeals. But, when not rejected outright, district judges are generally allowed to respond through  an amicus curae, an outside attorney appointed by the circuit court who would file a response on his behalf. In fact, that is exactly what the appellate court did in the U.S. v. Fokker case cited in this order.

The 3-judge appellate court panel could have also merely “requested” Judge Sullivan to respond; instead, it requires him to file his response within 10 days. This is an extraordinary demand by an appellate court of a district judge who has been on the bench for more than a quarter of a century and who, prior to his gross mismanagement of the Flynn case, had established a firm reputation for adhering to the law.

The 3-judge panel consists of Judge Karen Henderson, a George HW Bush appointee; Judge Robert Wilkins, an Obama appointee; and Judge Neomi Rao, an appointee of Donald Trump. We can be confident that Judge Rao will do the right thing, and that Judge Wilkins will parrot whatever opinion is written for him by a bunch of Lawfare lawyers. Thus, the entire matter will hinge on the judgment of Judge Henderson, who, if the order issued yesterday is any indication, is already highly concerned about Sullivan’s conduct.

And speaking of WINNING… – Staunton, Virginia, is a town that has trended Democrat for more than a decade, one that voted for Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self twice, and went for the Fainting Felon over Donald Trump in the 2016 election. GOP voter turnout has been depressed in recent election cycles, as Republicans have become discouraged, assuming the handwriting was on the wall.

But this week, everything changed. Three city council seats, all held by Democrats for years, were up, and the Republicans, in what one reporter called an outcome that was “stunning beyond words,” took all three seats from Democrats, riding a wave of record turnout. Thus, as the corrupt news media continues to crank out its fake polls – Fox just released another laugher yesterday – pretending to show Biden and the Democrats with substantial leads, the results of elections on the ground keep painting a very different picture.

And even more WINNING! – As we reported yesterday evening, Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe was confirmed by the full Senate yesterday on a party-line, 49-44 vote, to become the full-time Director of National Intelligence.

The courageous Grenell will now resume his job as full-time U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Every American should wish him Godspeed and be thankful for his outstanding work as Acting DNI. He has truly made a difference for the nation.

And hey, President Trump: If you want to make every leftist head in America explode simultaneously, how about firing Christopher Wray and making Mr. Grenell the Acting Director of the utterly corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation? Wouldn’t that be fun?

Yeah, it really would.

Will this WINNING never end? – Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer, the aspiring banana republic dictator currently serving as Governor of Michigan, suffered another setback on Thursday when a county judge who, unlike her, has actually read the U.S. Constitution rejected her efforts to deny 77 year-old barber Karl Manke his right to cut hair.

From U.S. News and World Report:

The state health department failed to show that Karl Manke’s shop was a specific threat to public health, Shiawassee County Judge Matthew Stewart said.

Manke reopened his shop in Owosso on May 4, drawing customers from across the state who were inspired by his plea for freedom from a government shutdown. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said barber shops and hair salons are risky places because of the contagious virus.

Manke, 77, has received at least two tickets for violating Whitmer’s orders, and his barber license was suspended last week. Nonetheless, he said he’s still cutting hair — “Oh, heavens yes” — including the hair of a squirming 2-year-old Thursday.

“Listen, I’ve been in this business for 59 years. She wants to come cut my hands off, that’s another story,” Manke said in an interview, referring to the governor.

America needs more 77 year-old men like Karl Manke, and more judges like Matthew Stewart.

Gov Whitmer: “Dictator of the Week” Award

Biden team vetting more potential VP candidates. – Don’t look now, but Creepy Uncle Quid Pro China Joe Biden’s handlers, after starting the vetting process with Generalissimo Gretchen and Stacey Abrams, are also moving to vet more serious people, starting with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Say what you will about Sen. Klobuchar, but she, unlike the Generalissimo, is actually someone who has qualifications to be president, which is something any Biden running mate would end up becoming within a few weeks after Inauguration Day due to Biden’s obvious, advancing mental decline.

The Biden handlers also leaked on Thursday the fact that they are also vetting Florida Congresswoman Val Demings. Unlike the loooooser, unaccomplished Ms. Abrams, Cong. Demings is an accomplished, serious person with 35 years in law enforcement. She rose from being a patrol officer to ultimately serve as Orlando’s Chief of Police for 10 years prior to being elected to congress in 2016. Yes, she’s a leftist, but at least she is someone who has had experience leading in a crisis.

While a Biden presidency would be an unmitigated disaster for the country in any event, it is somewhat reassuring that his handlers are at least beginning to consider some fairly serious people as his running mate. Don’t get me wrong: They’re all terrible people. But a Whitmer/Abrams level of terrible is a little more dangerous to everyone than Klobuchar/Demings level of terrible would be.

The push for Joe Biden to choose a black woman as his vice ...

CORNAPANIC LUNACY, Part I – The things we are doing in response to the virus are simply insane, as illustrated by this photo of a beach in La Grande Mont, France:

CORNAPANIC LUNACY, Part II – Horse racing is about to restart in Texas, but few will be there to see it. At Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie – which is in Democrat-controlled Dallas County – the bar and sports book, both entirely indoor facilities, will be allowed to admit fans and bettors up to 25% of capacity.

But the grandstand, which is outdoors in the warm sunlight and fresh air, will be kept empty. This despite several recent studies that indicate that warmth and sunlight help to kill the Wuhan Virus.

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

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WINNING ALERT: John Ratcliffe Confirmed as DNI – Godspeed, Ric Grenell

Today’s Campaign Update – WINNING ALERT

Texas Congressman and strong Trump supporter John Ratcliffe was confirmed by the full U.S. Senate to become the next Director of National Intelligence. The vote in the Senate was 49 to 44, along party lines, of course.

From a  report at the Wall Street Journal:

Once sworn in, he will take over from acting DNI Richard Grenell in the job of overseeing and coordinating 17 U.S. intelligence agencies with combined budgets of more than $80 billion and responsibility for everything from human spying to electronic eavesdropping and operating spy satellites.

Mr. Ratcliffe will be the first Senate-confirmed intelligence czar since August, when Dan Coats resigned after a tenure marked by friction with Mr. Trump.

He takes over at a time of challenges abroad including an increasingly confident China and North Korea’s weapons programs, and at home, where the normally nonpartisan business of intelligence gathering and analysis has become the subject of bitter partisan fights.

Mr. Grenell was seen by congressional Democrats as an overly partisan political ally of the president.

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Do any of you give a damn what the Democrats think of Mr. Ratcliffe? I know I don’t. Ratcliffe will be tremendous in this job, and will do great service for the nation.

As happy as we all should be to have Ratcliffe finally confirmed after his start-stop-start, 9-month journey into the job, there is no doubt that Acting DNI Ric Grenell will be missed.

Here is a simple fact: No member of the Trump Administration to date has displayed the courage and focus on doing the right thing that Mr. Grenell has shown us since taking over this job on February 20. It is difficult to believe today that he has had only 3 months in the role, given all of the phenomenal things he has accomplished during that time.

Grenell has cleared more seditious dead wood out of the intelligence community these last three months than all of his predecessors combined. He has initiated a massive restructuring of the White House portion of the IC, and has led the fight to declassify hundreds of documents that had been previously withheld for specious reasons from the light of day.

In fact, Ratcliffe can thank Grenell for his own confirmation. Had Grenell conducted himself as a worthless, insubordinate protector of the DC Swamp like his predecessors have done, there is no way a Trump loyalist could have been approved by the corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee. But Democrats and RINOs alike were so fearful of what more Grenell might achieve if he were given another year in the job that they sped Ratcliffe’s process along over the past month.

Grenell now goes back to become the full-time U.S. Ambassador to Germany, where he has also done stellar work for the nation.

Every American should thank him and wish him Godspeed.

UPDATE: In their own piece on this confirmation, the guys at TheConservativeTreehouse make a final point that would send shivers up the spine of the Deep State:

FBI Director Grenell does have a nice ring to it.

Go for it, President Trump.

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Ric Grenell Moves to Secure 2020 Elections From the Real Threat

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

There is no more important issue facing our nation today than election security. That security has been under deep and growing threat for decades now, and not from the dreaded Russians.

The actual pervasive, focused and existential threat to America’s elections comes from the Democrat Party, which has been devising new ways to defraud the public trust and steal elections since its very creation.

Texans tell the tale of Lyndon Johnson’s stealing the Democrat Party’s 1948 U.S. Senate primary election using the infamous “Box 13” like it’s an amusing fairy tale. But it isn’t: It really happened, and it was really the first famous case of what Democrats today like to call “ballot harvesting.”

Johnson and his opponent, Coke Stevenson spent days after election day getting the respective crony county judges to “find” new ballots lying around their courthouses. Every time Stevenson would pull ahead, LBJ would call one of his buddies to “harvest” enough ballots to allow him to take the lead.

After this had gone on for several days, Johnson made one last call to his most reliable crony, Duval County Judge George Parr. Parr told him that he’d already “found” more ballots in his county than its total number of adult residents; plus, by that point he had the FBI and Texas Rangers breathing down his neck. But, he said, he might be able to do something in neighboring Jim Wells County. That evening, a box containing about 200 ballots, all filled out in the same handwriting, somehow cast in alphabetical order, and almost all of which were conveniently cast for Johnson, were added to the count, handing Johnson his victory.

We laugh about this story now, but think of all the human misery that LBJ was able to cause as the result of stealing that election. It is an established fact of history that John Kennedy was in the process of pulling the U.S. out of Vietnam when he was assassinated. Within days after taking the oath of office aboard Air Force One, Johnson reversed that decision and began his massive escalation of that tragic intervention.

Also, consider this: How does the Box 13 election theft differ in any substantive way from the “ballot harvesting” we saw in California in 2018, or the outright thievery – usually carried out on national television – we see in every election cycle by Democrat officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida? Mind you, those people in Florida came within a few hundred hanging chads of stealing the presidency for Al Gore in 2000.

The only real difference is that, instead of “finding” 200 ballots, the Democrat thieves today manage to “find” millions.

Indeed, the Democrats have become so unabashed about their election thievery – which their corrupt toadies in the national news media have worked so hard to normalize in the public mind – that they openly brag about it. Yesterday, House Democrats passed a $3 trillion piece of legislation that contains hundreds of millions of dollars as seed money for institutionalizing it in every state of the union.

It is against this backdrop that increasingly threatens to turn the United States into a functional banana republic, and the utter and complete failure by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies to do anything about it, that Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell made another important move on Friday.  In the news release copied below, Grenell announced that all election security briefings that have in the past been led by the increasingly-unreliable and corrupt FBI will now be led by the ODNI.

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Grenell’s action is just one more proof-point of what an abject failure Christopher Wray has been in the job of FBI Director, and likely another indication of how little President Trump trusts the man. No one should expect Wray to last long in a second Trump term in office.

From a report at Fox News on the matter:

A senior administration official told Fox News the newly-Senate confirmed director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center inside ODNI, Bill Evanina, will serve as the intelligence community’s leader of the “critical effort.”

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS ‘FROZEN’ IN COMBATTING 2016 RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING: SENATE REPORT

“U.S. elections are the foundation of our nation’s democracy,” Evanina said Friday. “We are committed to supporting this administration’s ‘whole of government’ effort to secure the 2020 election.”

The senior administration official told Fox News that the change “represents an important improvement in simplification to the threat notification process.”

A senior White House official told Fox News that “the biggest complaint from the 2016 election was the lack of, and insufficiency, of briefings to campaigns and candidates,” referring to then-candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The last election speaks to itself, in terms of how much was going on, and how poorly the campaigns and candidates were kept abreast in order to protect their campaigns,” the White House official told Fox News.

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So obviously, James Comey’s FBI failed to get the job done in 2016, which should surprise no one. Equally obviously, there is no reason for anyone to have any more confidence in Wray’s FBI to get the job done in 2020.

While the corrupt news media will continue to focus on the Russia, Russia, Russia fantasy aspect of all of this, the real threat to America’s system of free elections always has been and clearly remains the Democrat Party.

Thank God for Ric Grenell, and pray his eventual successor, John Ratcliffe, is as effective and determined in this job as he has been.

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The Democrats are Redoubling their Efforts to Keep America Locked Down

The Evening Campaign Update

Today was a very, very busy news day. Here are a few of the highlights.

The Democrat brutes in charge of Los Angeles County extended their stay-at-home order through JULY. This is heinously abusive and un-American.

Also today, the leftists who run California’s state university system announced the are making the rash decision to keep all campuses closed through the fall semester. Utterly mindless.

In case you hadn’t noticed yet, the pace of the extension of lockdowns by Democrat officials is now beginning to quicken, not slow. They are determined to keep their parts of the country locked down through November in order to prevent any chance of an economic recovery during the 3rd quarter.

This is clearly a coordinated strategy between congressional Democrats and Democrat governors, mayors, county judges and other local officials all over the country. Warning: it is not limited to blue states. As we have seen, even in a red state like Texas, Democrat local officials are doing everything they can to discourage business reopenings and extending the economic and human pain for as long as possible.

Meanwhile, the Democrats also advanced the DC piece of their strategy to break the nation as San Fran Nan released the details of her $3 trillion fake stimulus bill. Very predictably, it is stuffed chock full of the Democrat pork wish list, including more money for abortion, Planned Parenthood, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a whole section on the promotion of rampant voter fraud via a nationwide mail-in ballot system.

In the Senate Wuhan Virus hearing this morning, Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine illegally displayed a “TK 4 VA” campaign bumper sticker on his laptop for all the cameras to see [see photo below]. This is a clear violation of federal campaign finance laws, which prohibit any campaigning and/or electioneering on on official government property. We can be certain that the Senate Ethics Committee will make absolutely no effort at all to hold him accountable.

Important to note that none of the other committee members did anything similar.

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Everyone should take the time to watch this video of a Texas doctor with a perfect cure rate for COVID-19 using … wait for it …hydroxychloroquine combined with antibiotics and azithromycine. You know – the cheap, plentiful, well-known treatment that Dr. Fauci doesn’t want your doctor to prescribe to you.

Pay particular attention to the Orwellian tactics now being deployed by Walgreen’s pharmacists on any doctor who wants to use this treatment regimen for their patients. This kind of crap has got to stop.

 

–  Finally, the news-fakers at ABC News managed to create another bit of news-fakery today. Big surprise, right?

ABC’s DOJ correspondent Alex Mallin thought he had a real, bonafide scoop when he issued this tweet:

Hooooooboy, he done got him a “senior DOJ official” for a source right there. umm-hmmm, yew betcha.

Of course, as a DOJ spokesperson later clarified, DOJ has no intention of releasing these documents because they are ODNI documents, and the decision about whether or not to make them public rests with Ric Grenell, the Acting Director of National Intelligence.

It was Grenell, if you remember, who famously hand-delivered copies of these documents and perhaps others last Thursday to Attorney General William Barr. Corrupt media outlets like ABC have been assuming Grenell did that because he wanted Barr’s permission to make them public. As a matter of actual reality, though, Grenell delivered them to Barr because those documents are likely  to be very useful evidence in the investigation being mounted by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

Grenell may or may not decide to make them public based on his conversations with Barr and Durham. If those two men convince Grenell that making these particular documents public might damage Durham’s work in some way, then they will likely remain classified for now.

That’s how all of this works, not the way ABC imagines. So, what else is new?

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Obama Knew, And Now We Know, Too

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

It has grown increasingly obvious over the last few weeks that Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self was fully aware of and likely involved in the planning of Spygate from the very beginning. The drip, drip, drip of newly-declassified documents, most of them forced out into the sunlight by Acting DNI Ric Grenell and Attorney General William Barr, is providing an increasingly transparent picture of just what the former president had to know and when he must have known it.

Over the weekend, we talked about the fact that then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was stunned to discover during a meeting on January 5, 2017 with Obama and James Comey that Obama was fully aware of all of the details surrounding the effort to entrap and frame General Mike Flynn, including the fact that the FBI was illegally recording Flynn’s phone calls during the presidential transition. This meeting occurred more than 3 weeks before the FBI’s carefully-choreographed entrapment interview with Flynn.

So, we know that Obama was intimately involved in that piece of the growing Spygate scandal. But it is almost certain that he was much more deeply involved than that, going all the way back to the germination of the effort to spy on and entrap certain members of the Trump Campaign, which we know began in late 2015.

We know that because all of those efforts were being conducted out of FBI headquarters under the umbrella of a counterintelligence investigation. As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told Captain Tick-Tock, Sean Hannity Friday evening, counterintelligence investigations are conducted for the president, and their progress is included in the president’s periodic intelligence briefings, which Obama received on a daily basis.

Here is a clip of McCarthy’s comments, followed by a transcript:

Transcript:

McCarthy – What I’m saying is not that the president sits there and directs that there be counterintelligence investigations. What I’m saying is that, unlike criminal investigations, counterintelligence investigations are done for the president. The only reason to do them is to inform the president with the information he needs to protect the United States from foreign threats. They are not like criminal investigations in that regard.

So, in principle, the information from a counterintelligence investigation is for the president. And here, we know at various junctures we have  actual factual information that this investigation was well-known to President Obama.

Hannity -Ok, so, if he knew, and this is all happening, he had to know about it from the get-go. Doesn’t that also imply that he would have been updated about all of this, if he’s the one that needs it for national security decision making?

McCarthy – Sean, if things were working properly, the President should’ve been alerted about it and informed about it. It was a very important investigation. If they actually believed what they were telling the court, that it was a possibility that Donald Trump was actually a plant of the Kremlin, it would have been derelict on their part not to keep the President informed.

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Now, think about the implications of what McCarthy is telling Captain Tick-Tock in this clip. Everything, every element of Spygate, was coordinated out of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, which at the time was headed up by Bill Priestap, who reported to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. This is why the demonic Peter Strzok had such a heavy role in every piece of the operation – he reported directly to Priestap at the time. So did FBI agent Joe Pientka, who conducted the Flynn entrapment meeting along with Strzok.

Comey and McCabe and Strzok have all claimed that the FBI formally kicked-off its counterintelligence operation against the Trump Campaign at the end of July, 2016, in an operation they named “Crossfire Hurricane.” But we know from a variety of documents now in the public domain that FBI and CIA operatives were in fact targeting Trump campaign people like George Papadopoulous way back as early as November, 2015.

We also now know that the FBI was engaged with and using information provided by British spy Christopher Steele throughout this entire time frame. And we also know that the FBI was fully aware that Steele’s information – which consisted mostly of salacious rumors provided by agents of Russia and other foreign governments – was highly questionable and very likely false. And finally, we also know that the FBI and DOJ were fully aware that Steele’s efforts were being funded by the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the DNC, which Clinton controlled at that time.

All of this is information that Barack Obama His Own Self almost certainly became aware of through his daily intelligence briefings.

Think about what else was going on under the rubrick of Crossfire Hurricane. That known-to-be-false information provided by Christopher Steele was being used by the FBI as its foundation for defrauding the FISA court and acquiring a series of illegally-obtained FISA warrants. The FBI used one of those illegal warrants to justify the tapping of Trump Transition Team phones, including General Flynn’s.

Obama knew. All of this. Every bit of it.

Now, think back to last Thursday and the breaking news that Acting DNI Grenell had hand-delivered a satchel filled with additional documents directly to Attorney General William Barr. What if those documents included copies of those daily intelligence briefings that were provided to then-president Obama during this time frame?

This could explain why President Trump suddenly switched from using the term “Spygate” to calling it “Obamagate” over the weekend. Obama’s sudden realization of how exposed he had left himself in all of this may have also motivated his decision to leak the tape of his carefully-scripted phone call with the “Obama alumni association” on Saturday.

Obama knew. He knew everything. Throughout the entirety of the 2016 presidential campaign, we had a sitting U.S. president fully aware of and actively participating in a spying operation on the nominee of the opposition party. He thought he was invulnerable because surely Hillary was going to beat Trump.

But then Trump won. And that victory by Trump necessitated the mounting of a coup d’etat on American soil in order to protect Obama and all of his his team, a coup effort that started with the attempt to entrap and frame General Mike Flynn.

Sidney Powell, Flynn’s badass lawyer who has had access now to far more information than is currently in the public domain, certainly thinks this is the case:

Obama knew. Everything.

This sure will be an interesting week.

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Ric Grenell Should Stay in the DNI Job a Little Longer

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

Before we get into the main topic for this morning, we need to call this out. The San Antonio city council has been completely overrun with Marxists. From the Mayor all the way down to the lowliest rookies on that body, it is now all-consumed with Marxist thinkers.

On Thursday, that council unanimously passed a resolution that literally turns San Antonio citizens and law enforcement official into Orwellian thought police. Check it out:

“…all persons are encouraged to report any such antisemitic, discriminatory or racist incidents to the proper authorities for investigation”. Be good citizens, comrades: Report your family and neighbors for speaking objective truth.

The Wuhan Virus comes from China. It is LITERALLY a “Chinese virus.” That descriptor, along with Wuhan Virus, is the most accurate descriptor of what the virus actually is. And the Marxists on the San Antonio city council just made it a crime to speak that plain, objective truth.

If you think this kind of crap is just happening in places like Seattle and San Francisco, you are living in a dream world. It’s happening right in your back yard.

Today should be a very interesting day. – On Tucker Carlson’s program last night, Fox News reporter/anchor Ed Henry reported on a “tip” he had received indicating that Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell had hand-delivered a satchel filled with additional key documents to Attorney General William Barr on Thursday. The delivery came shortly after Grenell had forced Adam Schiff to release the long-withheld transcripts of 53 interviews conducted by the House Intelligence Committee during its 2017-18 Russia collusion investigation.

Ed Henry says Ric Grenell spotted carrying documents to William Barr (Fox News screengrab)

From a report at the Daily Caller:

“But breaking tonight, Schiff may be even more panicked right now because I am hearing from two sources familiar with this that as early as tomorrow, Rick Grenell, the acting Director of National Intelligence, is going to reveal even more documents shedding light on the Russia probe of President Trump and how Schiff and other investigators knew for a long time there was no collusion even though they kept saying they had direct evidence there was,” Henry said.

“What’s also new tonight, Fox is learning there is a second set of documents that Rick Grenell, who now has the job Clapper had, brought to the Attorney General William Barr today in a satchel,” Henry said as Fox News producers played a clip of Grenell presumably delivering the satchel.

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Henry went on to say that he had been told that some of the contents of what is in those documents would be made public as soon as today. While that may seem improbable, what we appear to be learning is that Grenell’s involvement makes anything possible.

The pace of document releases and other revelations about the Obama-era conspiracy to fix the 2016 election and then to take down a duly-elected President has been quickening for several weeks now. Much of that is due to the decision by President Trump to fire former DNI Dan Coates, who was in the job to protect all the Obama flunkies, and ultimately replace him with Mr. Grenell.

Through his own force of will, Grenell is not only reforming the IC, he is also forcing Attorney General William Barr to move more quickly or be seen as a force of obstruction. As more and more of the documents that we know John Durham has been looking at for over a year now become public thanks mainly to Grenell’s efforts, pressure is also applied to Durham to get his job done more timely as well.

Senator Chuck Grassley, in an interview on Fox last night, said that he thinks that we will start seeing results in some form from Durham “in 2 or 3 months,” which would put it in the July/August time frame. Grenell does not appear to be interested in waiting around for that long, however, especially given that he stands to be replaced in the DNI job soon by nominee John Ratcliffe. So long as Grenell remains in that job, there is no reason to expect him to delay his actions to fit anyone else’s slower time frame.

All of this raises an interesting conundrum for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. While there is every reason to believe that Ratcliffe is one of the good guys in this ongoing drama, anyone coming into a position as pressured and intense as the DNI job is going to have a pretty steep learning curve, which means the passage of some time before he gets fully up and running. That learning period would present prime opportunity for the myriad career deep state skunks within the IC to undermine processes Grenell has put in place to ensure all of this information comes to light.

With the November elections looming just six months away, this is time the Administration does not have to spare. Given all of that, it might behoove the President to lean on McConnell to delay a full senate vote on Ratcliffe’s confirmation until Grenell has been able to force the critical mass of withheld information out into the light of day.

As “acting” DNI, Grenell is able to remain in the job for a six month period, which would terminate in mid-August. Given the stunning results he has produced in just three months on the job, it would be a good idea to leave him there for another three. No one in U.S. history has been as adept at strategically-delaying Senate action than Mitch McConnell.

While every person of good intent for the country is likely happy that Ratcliffe is now likely to be confirmed, the timing of his confirmation now appears to have risen to one of very high importance, thanks to the courage and sheer force of will shown by Ric Grenell.

That is all.

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Grenell to Schiff: Release the Transcripts, or I Will do it for You

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

Several items of interest for everyone from this morning…

News you won’t see reported on CNN, Part I – In fact, the little 3 paragraph story at this link is the only one that shows up on a Google search. The news is that on Monday, the U.S. reported its lowest Wuhan Virus death toll in over a month, coming in at 1,015. Major media outlets, after having spent the last 3 days trumpeting an absurd study predicting the toll would rise to 3,000 per day by June, have basically put an embargo on this positive development, as well as the downward trend in deaths we have seen nationally over the last two weeks.

News you won’t see reported on CNN, Part II – Biden’s previous 8-point lead over President Trump from two weeks ago in the Reuters Ipsos poll has now evaporated. Turns out that people are figuring out that the President is far more suited to deal with the economy and the ongoing national disaster than some guy holed up in his basement who doesn’t know where he is half the time. Go figure.

News you won’t see reported on CNN, Part III – A new poll from the extreme leftwing group Daily Kos shows that Biden’s public approval rating is massively under water, with just 34% approving and 56% disapproving. By contrast, Trump’s numbers come in at 43/55. Yet, to show just how fake public opinion polling truly is, this very same poll asks you to suspend all disbelief and think that Biden actually leads Trump nationally by a margin of 47 to 44. CNN might report that last part. Maybe.

Finally, here is the biggest bit of news that happened this morning. – DNI Ric Grenell sent a letter over to Adam Schiff this morning informing him that Schiff will either release the 53 transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee’s sham investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion, or Grenell will do it for him.

From a report at the Daily Caller:

In the letter, Grenell urged Schiff to publish the documents, but said that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is prepared to release them if the California Democrat refuses to do so.

“I urge you to honor your previous public statements, and your committee’s unanimous vote on this matter, to release all 53 cleared transcripts to Members of Congress and the American public as soon as possible,” Grenell said in the letter, first reported by The Washington Examiner.

“I am also willing to release the transcripts directly from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as to ensure we comply with the unanimous and bipartisan vote to release the transcripts.”

Republicans on the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees sent a letter to Schiff on Tuesday saying that he has been “blocking” the release of the transcripts.

It is unclear why Schiff has withheld the documents from public view. His office did not return a request for comment on Tuesday.

“All of the transcripts, with our required redactions, can be released to the public without any concerns of disclosing classified material,” Grenell wrote to Schiff.

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I told you yesterday that the Deep State is very anxious to get rid of Grenell from the DNI job, which is the only reason why the Senate Intel Committee is likely going to approve his nomination. Today’s letter shows us one big reason why that’s the case.

 

That is all.

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U.S. Intelligence Community Says China is Lying – Wonder What Tipped Them Off?

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

Is the U.S. Intelligence Community suddenly waking up under its new leadership? – While Democrats and the corrupt national news media apparatus desperately scramble to try to blame President Trump for the Wuhan Virus, the U.S. IC – under the guidance of Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell – was keeping itself busy producing a new report for the President.

To the surprise of no one who has actually been paying attention, that new report – apparently delivered to the White House last week – finds that the communist government of China has been lying to the world about COVID-19, most recently about the laughably dishonest statistics it has been publishing.

From a Bloomberg report on the matter:

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.

The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret, and they declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.

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Oh, you don’t say. But wait, there’s more!

Deborah Birx, the State Department immunologist advising the White House on its response to the outbreak, said Tuesday that China’s public reporting influenced assumptions elsewhere in the world about the nature of the virus.

“The medical community made — interpreted the Chinese data as: This was serious, but smaller than anyone expected,” she said at a news conference on Tuesday. “Because I think probably we were missing a significant amount of the data, now that what we see happened to Italy and see what happened to Spain.”

China isn’t the only country with suspect public reporting. Western officials have pointed to Iran, Russia, Indonesia and especially North Korea, which has not reported a single case of the disease, as probable under-counts. Others including Saudi Arabia and Egypt may also be playing down their numbers.

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Shocking, I know.

So, let’s review here:

– China spent two months in November and December intentionally pretending nothing was going on in Wuhan Province while 10,000 of its citizens were traveling into the U.S. every day, and thousands more were traveling to other parts of the world;

– China’s refusal to inform the rest of the world for all that time ensured that what could have easily been limited to an isolated epidemic in Wuhan ended up becoming a global pandemic that will cost the world economy many trillions of dollars and possibly end up causing a major economic depression;

– China continued to lie to the global community after the outbreak became public in January, lying along with the sleazeballs at the World Health Organization that the Wuhan Virus could not be transmitted by human-to-human contact;

– This trench of lies led the U.S. and many other countries into a false sense of security, delaying the implementation of preventive measures like staying at home and social distancing;

– Indeed, a study released last week found that 95% of the global outbreak could have been prevented had the ChiCom government reported the actual facts about the virus in December rather than lying about it all until late February;

– The ChiComs kept lying about it when their health minister tried to claim in early March that the Wuhan Virus had actually been imported to that province by U.S. soldiers, a despicable falsehood that President Trump refused to let them get away with despite the best efforts of CNN, PBS and other corrupt media outlets to promote it;

– Throughout March, it became increasingly obvious that the ChiComs were continuing to lie about their actual confirmed cases and death toll, and that is the set of lies that this report from the U.S. IC detailed for President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force late last week.

Bottom line: China caused this pandemic through its lying, perpetuated it through its extended lying, and China is still lying about the extent of the outbreak in its own country today. There simply must be some consequences for this behavior once this virus has been controlled by the global community.

A good start would be for the U.S. to simply cancel its obligation under the $1.2 trillion to $2 trillion in U.S. government debt currently held by the ChiCom government. That is a tiny fraction of what this utter mendacity by the ChiComs is going to end up costing our nation, but it would be a good and appropriate start towards a true accounting.

If we had a GOP majority in the House of Representatives, a good way to follow that would be for congress to implement new laws limiting the ability of any company based in or doing business in the U.S. to have any segment of its supply chain sourced in China. If this beastly incident has proven nothing else, it has clearly proven that our country can no longer afford to be in any way dependent on the inherently and aggressively dishonest ChiCom government.

This is not a slam on Chinese Americans or on common citizens of China.  It is a slam on the ChiCom government and everything it represents.

How many times will our world have to witness a communist government intentionally causing the deaths of thousands or even millions of people all over the earth before we all wake up and properly shun them from any standing in the international community? This should not be such a difficult lesson for some people to learn.

I mean, good lord, people, even our own corrupt Intelligence Community seems to have figured it out at long last. If they can do it, anyone can.

That is all.

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Trump’s High-Stakes Re-Nomination of John Ratcliffe Puts the Heat on Mitch McConnell

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

This is President Donald Trump, daring the Deep State snakes on the Senate Committee on Intelligence (SCI) to kill his nominee for Director of National Intelligence (DNI):

Make no mistake about it, this is a high-risk gamble on the part of the President and Cong. Ratcliffe, who has been one of his staunchest supporters in the House of Representatives over the past three years. If you remember, the President put Ratcliffe’s name forward for this key post last August, and Ratcliffe decided to withdraw after just a few days when it became apparent that some of the RINO skunks on the SCI would plan to oppose his appointment.

That must not happen again this time. There can be no turning back, no voluntary withdrawal of this nomination when the going gets tough, as it inevitably will. If the SCI wants to kill this nomination, then President Trump and Cong. Ratcliffe must force them to actively do that, force the Republicans in particular to reveal their true subversive nature to the public.

If you voluntarily withdraw, then the political equation will be irreversibly in the Deep State’s favor, and this President will be stuck with Deep State toadies like Joseph Maguire and Dan Coats for the remainder of his presidency. Force the SCI to publicly kill this nomination – or better yet, force the Republican senators on that committee to approve him – and the political equation will shift irreversibly in the President’s favor.

My bet is that President Trump, in re-nominating a man who the SCI members have already covertly rejected, has told Mitch McConnell this: You either get Ratcliffe confirmed, or the DNI job will be handled by an “Acting” Director for the duration of my presidency. I would bet that the President has personally informed SCI Chairman Richard Burr that he is through having some Deep State flunky in this crucial job, from which that flunky is able to undermine his Administration and policies from within. President Trump may well have informed McConnell and Burr that they can either confirm Ratcliffe or be faced with a rotation of Ratcliffe and current Acting DNI Ric Grenell every 200 days from now through the end of 2024.

CBS and others reported on Friday that Burr and ranking minority member on the SCI Mark Warner have made it clear that they want to have a permanent Director in this job. The President responded by basically saying, ok, then you confirm my guy. Here he is – you’ve seen him before.

Leading Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have already weighed in with their statements of opposition to the nomination, but they are irrelevant here. Democrats are going to oppose anyone they view as an honest broker for this job.

McConnell has 53 votes in the Senate and a majority on the SCI, and it is up to him to get this nomination through, just as it is always up to him to get the President’s judicial nominees confirmed. The Majority Leader has proven time and time again that he is perfectly able to hold his caucus together when he really wants to do so.

For the Deep State, the DNI position is viewed as a last bastion of its ongoing ability to infiltrate and undermine this Administration. You saw the rabid reaction to Grennel’s appointment to hold this post for six months because these snakes know that Grenell has no loyalty to them. The same is true where Ratcliffe is concerned.

Their big fear with Ratcliffe is that he knows exactly where all the bodies are buried in regards to the illegal spying operations that took place during 2016 and 2017. Due to his key committee assignments, he has seen every document and heard or read every word of testimony from all of the House hearings that have taken place on the matter over the last four years.

Ratcliffe has on many occasions stated in interviews that he knows the official FBI narrative about its spying operations on the Trump Campaign having begun on July 31, 2016 is false. He says that the FBI spying actually began in late 2015 in an operation coordinated between the FBI and the CIA, implicating John Brennan along with James Comey.

So you can be certain that the Deep State members of both parties on the SCI, who have spent the last 3 years doing everything they can to confuse and obfuscate the public record on that matter, will not look on this nomination with favor. They want another snake like Coats or Maguire who will continue the coverup.

Thus, this nomination is entirely in Mitch McConnell’s lap. He can either use his considerable leverage to keep his members in line and ensure the nomination succeeds, or he can let them all publicly expose themselves for who they really are and where their loyalties really lie.

Either way, it is absolutely vital for the country’s future that the President and Ratcliffe to see this process through to a final, formal Committee vote. Do that, and the President retains his leverage regardless of the vote’s outcome. Withdraw before a vote, and that leverage vanishes into thin air.

High stakes.

That is all.

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The Deep State Fears Ric Grenell, and it Shows

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

The real reason for Ric Grenell’s appointment as Acting DNI becomes clear. – As Democrats and their corrupt media toadies were scrambling to find some way, any way, to kill off the surging Bernie Sanders campaign, Acting DNI Ric Grenell was moving quickly behind the scenes to finally, at long last identify and rid the Trump Administration of all the Deep State snakes in the Intelligence Community.

Deep State hack Adam Goldman and two other fake reporters at the New York Times published  a panicked piece about Grenell’s actions thus far, complete with all the anti-Trump code language and outright lies we have all learned to know and love from the Times. Here’s a snippet from the top of that piece:

Richard Grenell’s tenure as the nation’s top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office’s No. 2 official — a longtime intelligence officer — and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to officials.

Mr. Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee where officials told lawmakers that Russia was interfering in November’s presidential election and that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia favored President Trump’s re-election. The briefing later prompted Mr. Trump’s anger as he complained that Democrats would use it against him.

That “expert on Trump conspiracy theories” is none other than…

 Kashyap Patel, a senior National Security Council staff member and former key aide to Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California and the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Patel will have a mandate to “clean house,” CBS News reported, citing a person close to the matter.

Patel was the key aide who helped Nunes first discover the illegal spying operations by the FBI and the Intelligence Community (IC) against the Trump Campaign and Transition team in 2016, and the fact that the spying ops were ongoing even after Mr. Trump had been sworn into office. Goldman and his fellow hacks detest Patel because he represents a clear and present danger to their Deep State controllers; thus, they slander him in their piece. Typical New York Times hackery.

A few days prior to the appointment of Grenell to the DNI post, President Trump made another key move, appointing Johnny McEntee to run the White House personnel office. This is the office that is responsible for identifying and vetting candidates to fill the hundreds of top political jobs throughout the various federal agencies.

Under prior leadership, it has been an office that has utterly failed to do its job, as many political appointees have turned out to be disloyal skunks themselves. As reported by Axios, McEntee has wasted no time in getting moving in his new assignment:

Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: McEntee, a 29-year-old former body man to Trump who was fired in 2018 by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly but recently rehired — and promoted to head the presidential personnel office — foreshadowed sweeping personnel changes across government.

  • But McEntee suggested the most dramatic changes may have to wait until after the November election.
  • Trump has empowered McEntee — whom he considers an absolute loyalist — to purge the “bad people” and “Deep State.”
  • McEntee told staff that those identified as anti-Trump will no longer get promotions by shifting them around agencies.

Back to Patel. Catherine Herridge, the great former Fox News reporter who moved over to CBS late last year, is reporting that his assignment, directly from President Trump, is to “clean house”:

While most of the truly heavy lifting in that effort may have to wait until after the November election, no part of our government needs a thorough house-cleaning than the IC. Frankly, even that may not turn out to be adequate as, as we have clearly seen over the last three years, our intel agencies are infested with disloyal snakes from top to bottom.

Despicable former CIA Director John Brennan, in one of his paid appearances on MSNBC, said that what is happening now is a “decapitation” of our intelligence community:

If so, the more decapitation, the better. A decapitation is exactly what the IC needs. Followed by a complete gutting, decommissioning and reorganization.

President Trump has said he is considering 4 candidates to ultimately be nominated to serve as the permanent, Senate-confirmed DNI. If he is unable to convince the corrupt Senate Committee on Intelligence to confirm someone he can trust in that role, then he should simply continue appointing Acting DNIs every 200 days until the job of cleaning out the snakepits that make up the IC is completed. If that takes all the way through his second term, so be it.

That is all.

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Why Doug Collins for Permanent DNI is a Genius Move – Ooops, Nevermind

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

Thursday evening, President Trump issued the following tweet:

Earlier in the day, both the White House and Ambassador Grenell said that he would retain his key Ambassador’s post while he serves as Acting DNI. This naturally created speculation about how one man could do both jobs, a question that the President’s tweet clears up: Grenell will not be his nominee to take the DNI job permanently.
[EDIT: Wooops, and just like that, Doug Collins says he has no interest in the job. So, in my best Emily Latella voice, “Nevermind.”]

Speculation Friday morning centers around the President’s intention to nominate outgoing Georgia Congressman Doug Collins to the post. If true, this could be a stroke of Trumpian genius. Here’s why:

  • Collins recently announced he would leave his House seat in order to challenge incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler for her job;
  • Loeffler was appointed to that seat last year by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp when Johnny Isakson had to retire due to health reasons, even though President Trump had urged him to appoint Collins;
  • Mitch McConnell favored Loeffler for that seat, since she is more of an “establishment” Republican than Collins is;
  • McConnell was reportedly quite upset when Collins announced he would challenge Loeffler for the GOP nomination;
  • Trump has found it difficult – indeed, impossible – to obtain Senate approval for the appointment of someone truly loyal to him to the DNI position;
  • The Deep State skunks who infest the Senate Committee on Intelligence (SCI) want to see that post remain in the hands of Deep State flunkies like outgoing Acting DNI Joseph Maguire;
  • The only way around the SCI roadblock on this position is Cocaine Mitch, who has the personal power to manipulate his GOP majorities on the SCI and in the full Senate to approve any Trump nominee;
  • McConnell had no compelling interest in deploying his personal political capital to back Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe when the President nominated him for this key post last summer; thus, Ratcliffe could not obtain support from the SCI skunks;
  • On the other hand, McConnell DOES have a compelling interest to use that political capital to help Collins be confirmed, since he vastly prefers to deal with establishment, Chamber of Commerce-type Republicans like Loeffler than true conservatives like Collins;
  • Even better, the GOP skunks on the SCI also prefer dealing with a Kelly Loeffler over dealing with a Doug Collins.

Politics is a very interesting and complex game – the give and take of it, the never-ending machinations and skullduggery, the constant search for leveraging one player’s interests here in order to obtain their support over there, is infinitely fascinating.

It seems very likely to me that this is the President’s gambit in floating Collins’ name for this position. If so, it’s a brilliant one because it meets the wishes and needs of so many of the key players whose support will be necessary to see the nomination through to confirmation.

And if Collins is rejected by the SCI members due to his support of Trump, then the President would be well-justified to just keep rotating a procession of Acting DNIs into the post every 6 months for the duration of his presidency. There is no reason why any president should be forced to keep putting people he knows to be disloyal snakes into such a crucial job.

As the President loves to say, let’s see what happens.

That is all.

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Coming Soon: The Deep State Smear of Ric Grenell

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

President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words) loves to make history. He’s really good at it – better than anyone, in fact.

Last night, the President decided to make another piece of history that all of his predecessors in office, from the most conservative Republican to the most leftist Democrat, have taken a pass on doing:

Thus, Ambassador Grenell will become the first openly gay man to serve in a cabinet position. Ever.

Now, that’s not why Grenell was chosen for this job – the President picks his people based on their skills and qualifications, not on their identities in some minority group or another. Mr. Grenell is completely qualified for this post and would no doubt perform extremely well in it.

But isn’t it interesting that, for all of his lip service towards supporting the priorities of the LGBTQ community, and all of his open efforts to select a cabinet that, in his words, “looks like America,” Barack Hussein Obama his own self took a complete pass for 8 long years on setting this bit of history? Obama didn’t do it because he’s a standard politician whose every move is dictated by polling and focus group data, and he feared making this particular move might cause his public approval rating to tick down a point or two.

Trump is doing it because, well, he’s Trump, and because, in his judgment, Grenell is the best person available for the job.

But Grenell had better be girded for a fight, because, in order to become the permanent Director of National Intelligence (DNI), he must be confirmed by the Senate. And being confirmed by the Senate means that he must first obtain a majority vote in the Senate Committee on Intelligence (SCI), which has proven itself over the last 3 years to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Deep State.

From GOP Chairman Richard Burr to Democrat ranking member Mark Warner, and all up and down its roster, this committee is filled to the gills with Deep State hacks who are intent on keeping the DNI position in full possession of the professional Administrative State. That transparent goal is why the members of the SCI overtly killed President Trump’s nomination of Texas GOP congressman John Ratcliffe to fill the post last summer, precisely because Ratcliffe is viewed as an independent actor who is actually supportive of the President’s policies and goals.

Now, we have just gone through several months of Democrats, RINOs and the corrupt news media telling us that professionals in America’s diplomatic corps are all superheroes who simply must be honored, respected and perhaps even worshiped for their service. These people have been portrayed as beyond reproach, and certainly beyond criticism from mere mortals.

Yeah, you won’t be hearing any similar rhetoric about Mr. Grenell. What we will no doubt suddenly hear instead is how someone who has spent years in two major posts at the State Department just doesn’t possess the judgment or mysterious skills needed to run the Intelligence Community (IC). And it won’t just be Grenell’s qualifications that will be assaulted here: While RINOs like Burr and others sitting on the SCI will focus on that area, the media and Democrats will go after his character as well, exactly as they are in the process of doing with Attorney General William Barr.

This is how the card-carrying members of the Deep State attack anyone they perceive to be a threat. Make no mistake about this: Getting a true Trump loyalist into the DNI job would represent a clear and present danger to the Deep State’s continued existence.

That’s because it was the IC under Barack Obama that organized the illegal spying efforts on the Trump Campaign in 2015-16, and led the effort to fix that election. All the deep, dirty secrets remaining related to those operations and so many others are buried deep within the bowels of the IC.

So, we’re about to see a war over Grenell’s appointment starting today. If President Trump wants him to fill the position for more than the 180 days in which he can serve as Acting DNI, it’s going to take all of his influence and the influence of Mitch McConnell as well to make it happen.

Making temporary history is fairly easy for a President, like Trump, who is unafraid of the media and the polls. Making that history permanent, though, is going to become a vicious fight.

That is all.

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