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Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested Just 11 Days After Geoffrey Berman was Fired

There are no coincidences here, folks. – FBI agents working under the auspices of the DOJ’s Southern District of New York (SDNY) office arrested long-time associate of and procurer for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislain Maxwell. Maxwell has somehow managed to remain on the lam for the last year, since Epstein himself was arrested and then likely killed a few weeks later in a New York prison. She has done that despite a supposed FBI-directed manhunt managed out of the SDNY.

Hey, guess what other big news was made out of the SDNY just 11 days ago? That’s right: Attorney General William Barr fired the lead, court-appointed U.S. Attorney in that office, Geoffrey Berman. He also ordered DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to conduct aggressive oversight of the activities of current acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss and her staff. If you think these events are unrelated and a mere coincidence, well, you might just be naive.

Maxwell, who allegedly spent 20+ years procuring the services of under-aged girls to service Epstein and his high-flying Lolita Express clientelle, was charged with multiple counts of sex-trafficking and other heinous offenses:

“In particular, from at least in or about 1994, up to and including at least in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18,” the 18-page indictment states. “The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18.”

Prosecutors describe what they call Maxwell’s grooming process in detail.

“Maxwell’s presence during minor victims’ interactions with Epstein, including interactions where the minor victim was undressed or that involved sex acts with Epstein, helped put the victims at ease because an adult woman was present,” the indictment states. “For example, in some instances, Maxwell would massage Epstein in front of a minor victim. In other instances, Maxwell encouraged minor victims to provide massages to Epstein, including sexualized massages during which a minor victim would be fully or partially nude. Many of those massages resulted in Epstein sexually abusing the minor victims.”

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Strauss told reporters in New York that ““Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable. Maxwell got them to trust her and delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them.”

From a report at the Boston Globe:

The government also alleges that she committed perjury in 2016 when questioned under oath in a civil lawsuit then pending in US District Court in Manhattan. “In an effort to conceal her crimes, Maxwell repeatedly lied when questioned about her conduct,” the indictment said.

The indictment includes specific exchanges during the deposition the government alleges qualify for prosecution for lying under oath..


Q. Did Jeffrey Epstein have a scheme to recruit underage girls for sexual massages? If you know.

A. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Q. List all the people under the age of 18 that you interacted with at any of Jeffrey’s properties?

A. I’m not aware of anybody that I interacted with, other than obviously [the plaintiff] who was 17 at this point.

Q. List all the people under the age of 18 that you interacted with at any of Jeffrey’s properties?

A. I’m not aware of anybody that I interacted with, other than obviously [the plaintiff in the civil lawsuit] who was 17 at this point.

Maxwell has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called some of the claims against her “absolute rubbish.”

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Guess what else related to this happened in congress this week? That’s right: Utterly corrupt Tennessee Democrat Stephen Cohen introduced an impeachment resolution targeting AG Barr.

Again, if you believe these events are unrelated, you might just be naive. Either that, or you are an self-deceiving Democrat. There are no other possibilities.

So, Maxwell is now ensconced in a New York City jail, holding the keys to directly establishing the connections between Epstein – who most assuredly did not kill himself – and alleged clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Prince Andrew and a vast array of other very powerful people around the world.

If I were operating the sports book at a Vegas casino, I would put the over/under betting line on how many days she has left before her looming “suicide” at 21 days. We have seen this play before.

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Barr to Berman: You Won’t Resign? Fine. You’re Fired.

Boom, again. – This afternoon, AG William Barr sent a scalding letter to SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, notifying him that, since he refused to gracefully resign when given a chance, he is fired. Here’s the letter:

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In case you can’t see the photo properly, here is the text:

I was surprised and quite disappointed by the press statement you released last night. As we discussed, I wanted the opportunity to choose a distinguished New York lawyer, Jay Clayton, to nominate as United States Attorney and was hoping for your cooperation to facilitate a smooth transition. When the Department of Justice advised the public of the President’s intent to nominate your successor, I had understood that we were in ongoing discussions concerning the possibility of your remaining in the Department or Administration in one of the other senior positions we discussed, including Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division and Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. While we advised the public that you would leave the U.S. Attorney’s office in two weeks, I still hoped that your departure could be amicable.

Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service. Because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so. By operation of law, the Deputy United States Attorney, Audrey Strauss, will become the Acting United States Attorney, and I anticipate that she will serve in that capacity until a permanent successor is in place. See 28 U.S.C. 541(c).

To the extent that your statement reflects a misunderstanding concerning how you may be displaced, it is well-established that a court-appointed U.S. Attorney is subject to removal by the President. See United States v. Solomon, 216 F. Supp. 835, 843 (S.D.N.Y. 1963) (recognizing that the “President may, at any time, remove the judicially appointed United States Attorney”); see also United States v. Hilario, 218 F.3d 19, 27 (1st Cir. 2000) (same). Indeed, the court’s appointment power has been upheld only because the Executive retains the authority to supervise and remove the officer.

Your statement also wrongly implies that your continued tenure in the office is necessary to ensure that cases now pending in the Southern District of New York are handled appropriately. This is obviously false. I fully expect that the office will continue to handle all cases in the normal course and pursuant to the Department’s applicable standards, policies, and guidance. Going forward, if any actions or decisions are taken that office supervisors conclude are improper interference with a case, that information should be provided immediately to Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, whom I am authorizing to review any such claim. The Inspector General’s monitoring of the situation will provide additional confidence that all cases will continue to be decided on the law and the facts.

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Barr says that he asked the President to remove Berman for cause. The corrupt news media is of course spinning the story in reverse, claiming the President forced Barr to take the action. Because that’s what our corrupt news media does.

What we see here is William Barr continuing his ongoing efforts to clean the deep state skunks and snakes out of the DOJ. It’s a big and difficult job that requires a big and difficult man. As Berman is finding out the hard way, Barr fits both descriptions.

Can’t wait for the next shoe to drop in this one.

That is all.

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Get Ready for the Coming Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Mueller is “closing in” – on what, no one seems able to say. – Last week was the week when Robert Mueller started “closing in”. That’s what everyone in our fake news media kept telling us, anyway, so it must be true, right? Well…ok.

Supposedly, if all the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC are to be believed – which they most certainly are not – the sentencing memo related to Michael Cohen and the court filing in Mueller’s case against Paul Manafort contain all sorts of damaging allegations related to President Donald Trump. They are, in fake media parlance, the smoking guns that, for the 10,457th time over the last 3 and a half years, spell the “beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

All this impeachment giddiness had bug-eyed Adam Schiff talking about President trump serving prison time on “Face the Nation” and despicable Jerrold Nadler promising to shut down all investigation into Democrat wrongdoing during 2016 when he takes control of the House Judiciary Committee come January. It was like Democrat Party Mardi Gras all weekend.

The problem for the Democrats is, last week’s events don’t really mean what they want us all to believe they did. The Cohen sentencing memo, filed by the Justice Department’s Southern District of New York (SDNY), is all about campaign finance and playmates and porn stars and hush money supposedly paid to them during the 2016 campaign. The same attorneys in the SDNY who refused to prosecute Barack Obama for more than $2 million in illegal campaign contributions taken in by his 2012 campaign are now supposedly going to indict a sitting president for $280,000 in payments that can only be classified as “campaign contributions” via very tortured legal logic.

The SDNY attorneys face several problems here, chief among them being that Justice Department rules dictate that no sitting president can be indicted while he’s in office. D’oh!

Problem number two is that, even if these hush money payments can be classified as campaign contributions, the Candidate himself has the ability to contribute an unlimited amount of money to his own campaign. The U.S. Attorneys suddenly concerned about the “sanctity” of campaign finance rules say he failed to report those “contributions,” which would be a technical violation supposedly committed by a candidate who did not even know they WERE contributions.

You’re going to send a sitting POTUS to jail for that? Really?  Good luck with that.

Problem number three is that, if Donald Trump is re-elected to a second term, the 5-year statute of limitations on campaign finance violations will have expired in 2021, 3 years before he leaves office.

Now, will the craven Democrats in the House of Representatives try to use the SDNY’s tortured logic as a reason to impeach President Trump? Sure, they will, but in doing so they will have to explain why this is an impeachable offense but Obama’s massive violations were not. Good luck with that, too.

The Manafort filing is just another Big Bag of Mueller Nothing, the kind of which we have seen in myriad leaks and filings and ham sandwich indictments from his office for more than 18 months now. Nothing about the “collusion” fantasy, nothing supporting any potential charge of obstruction of justice, nothing supporting anything remotely related to what Mueller was supposed to be looking into. But it did provide a lot of fodder for talking head panels on CNN and MSNBC to assassinate the President’s character and argue for impeachment, which is exactly what it was intended to do.

There is no doubt that President Trump is a man of low moral character, especially when it comes to his conduct in his married life. There is also no doubt that pretty much everyone who voted for Candidate Trump was well aware of this when they voted for him. After two full years of screaming first about their “Russia Collusion” fantasy and then about their “obstruction of justice” fantasy, the Democrats and our fake news media are going to try to force Mr. Trump from office because he might have, maybe, sort of, potentially violated campaign finance laws to cover up affairs.

Make no mistake about it, there will be impeachment hearings beginning early next year, for the simple reason that the Democrat Party stands for nothing else at the moment. The Party’s candidates did not campaign on any policy agenda this year, other than doing nothing more to change the failed Obamacare law and doing nothing to change our failed immigration system. The Democrats have always been really big on doubling down on abject failure, after all.

So, that’s what the next two years of American history are going to be – a long, painful slog in which the Democrats and their fake news media agents do pretty much nothing but try to reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election. There will be no major legislation passed through congress, which is fine with me, given that about 90% of the un-American legacy of Barack Obama has already been done away with in one form or another.

There will be no real budget bills, as the nation goes back to the decade of Harry Reid, in which the government was funded by an ongoing series of continuing resolutions. There will be no more tax cuts – or significant tax increases – no real efforts to reform immigration or healthcare or climate regulations or anything else at the federal level as the Democrat House and Republican Senate play a 24-month game of policy chicken and do little other than raise money for the 2020 campaign.

At some point – probably mid-to-late-2019 – after a seemingly endless series of nationally-televised impeachment hearings by multiple House committees chaired by despicable creeps like New York’s Jerrold Nadler, the Democrats in the House will successfully “impeach” President Trump in a party line vote. Some time after that, the Republicans in the Senate will refuse to remove the President from office, again on a purely party line vote.

It will be an instant replay of 1999, only with the party roles reversed. Then the election campaigns will gear up and dominate the rest of 2019 and all of 2020, as the voters decide who to punish for the two-year fiasco.

It’s key to remember that, after impeaching Bill Clinton in 1999, the Republican Party paid dearly at the polls in 2000, losing their six-year House majority in the process. With President Trump’s public approval ratings holding stubbornly firm at pretty high levels for a president at this point in his first term in office, the Democrats pursue this impeachment strategy at their own risk.

And pursue it they will.  Because they are otherwise bankrupt as a Party.

That is all.

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The Fake News Just Keeps Getting Faker

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

South Africa is headed for a civil war, and your fake news media wants to studiously ignore the story.  The government there, in the process of implementing what it calls “land reforms,” has taken to forcibly seizing land from white farmers without paying them just compensation for it, and your fake news media is now calling you a “conspiracy theorist” if you point out that incontrovertible fact.

The “land reform” process has become so heated now that many white farmers have been violently removed from their land without any compensation at all and even murdered in the process, and your fake news media is now calling the President of the United States a racist for tasking his Secretary of State to look into the matter.

Now, think about why this is the case.  Why is your fake news media here in America so intent upon NOT informing the American public about this clear-cut case of racist atrocity being perpetrated by the South African ruling party?  The answer is what it always is whenever our fake news media outlets band together to ignore an inconvenient story:  It doesn’t fit the media narrative, which exists to support the ultimate goals of the Democrat Party.

The ultimate goal of the Democrat Party in this case is to eventually do exactly what is happening in South Africa today here in America.  The South African government justifies its actions by saying it is exacting reparations for past atrocities committed by the whites there against the black population. It is an incontrovertible fact that those atrocities did happen, so our fake news media believes the current black government in South Africa is perfectly justified to do whatever it wants. Because in the leftist mindset that dominates our nation’s fake news rooms, that is “justice.”

This is exactly where the social justice movement in America demands the Democrat Party eventually take the United States.  Same talking points, same sort of “solution”:  take money, land and whatever else the government can ultimately seize from the white population and give it to the the black population in the name of social justice.  Because, after all, slavery is indisputably a sad, tragic part of our country’s legacy.

This is not a conspiracy theory, it’s not speculation, it is the goal of the fastest-growing voter segment of the Democrat Party’s base.  It just is.  This is a fact, not a theory.  So the fake news media doesn’t want to report on what’s happening in South Africa today because the Democrat Party doesn’t want the population in this country thinking about the eventual ramifications of this ethnic cleansing operation for our own nation.

We see the same fake news media dynamic taking place with the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal alien who had lived in this country and absorbed our social welfare benefits for years under a false name.  If you point out that reality, point out the fact that this illegal alien had somehow obtained a fake social security card and state id and had had various jobs with various employers using those fake documents, you are both a conspiracy theorist and a racist.

So dedicated are the three major networks to denying their viewers the facts of this case, which is now several days old, that not one of them has mentioned the fact that the murderer is in fact in this country illegally on their nightly news casts.  When Kellyanne Conway pointed out these facts to the dimwitted Chris Cuomo on CNN the other night, Cuomo responded that she was “politicizing” the issue.

Huh?  Pointing out the simple facts of a murder case is supposed to be what real “news” organizations do as a first step to engaging in actual “journalism.”  This is a concept that is utterly and completely lost in today’s fake news media.

When the murderer’s goofy lawyer appeared on Fox News with Martha McCallum Thursday evening, he repeatedly accused her of spouting “rhetoric” whenever she pointed out any simple fact of the case.  This talking point was no doubt fed to him by the Democrats – or perhaps someone at CNN – but it’s a lousy talking point and McCallum was, to her great credit, having none of it.

Why are the fake news media outlets so intent on denying their audiences the basic facts about this case? Again, because it doesn’t support their narrative or the ultimate goals of the Democrat Party.  That ultimate goal is completely open borders and voting rights for anyone who wishes to enter this country.  The Democrat Party leaders know they are rapidly losing the hearts and minds of actual American citizens and must have a large injection of new voters from other countries in order to survive.

This need has been exacerbated over the last 18 months by the policies of Donald Trump, which have led to millions of people getting off the government dole and into the work force.  Working people who pay taxes are far less likely to vote for Democrats promising nothing but “free stuff” from the government, because the working people are the ones who ultimately have to pay for all that largesse, which is not actually “free” at all at the end of the day.

So, the fake news media must maintain the fictional narrative that massive illegal immigration is good because these are all just peaceful people looking to mow your lawns and clean your houses for substandard wages, after all.  And golly, we are a nation of immigrants!

They always manage to leave the word “legal” out of that last sentence.

Then you have the case of Lanny Davis, the old Clinton shill who has spent the last 25 years of his career as a professional liar for various bad people, and who now represents Michael Cohen.  A few weeks ago, Davis told various media outlets – CNN, the NYTimes, The Washington Post, MSNBC, the Daily Beast, all the usual fake news suspects – that his newest client was willing to tell Robert Mueler and his gang of Clinton/Obama thugs that President Trump knew in advance of the infamous “Trump Tower Meeting” in October of 2016.  This was the meeting in which Donald Trump, Jr. met with some Russians, ostensibly because they claimed to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

All these fake news outlets and many others went wild with that story, keeping it prominent in the news cycle for days and touting it as “the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”  Finally, these fake journalists imagined they had the smoking gun that would end in the impeachment of the President of the United States.  There was just one problem:  As usual, Lanny Davis was lying.

Earlier this week, after his client had copped a plea with U.S. attorneys from the Southern District of New York, Davis went on CNN and completely reversed that story.  Not only was his client NOT willing to say any such thing to Mueller or anyone else, Cohen in fact has no knowledge of that meeting at all.

Now, if there was any semblance of “journalism” going on at any of those fake news operations, they would have very quickly gotten corrections to their previous false stories on the air on in their pages.  But here we sit, four days after Davis’s story reversal, and not a single one of those fake news outlets has invested a second in correcting the fake record they spewed all over the world a few weeks back.

Because, guess what?  The Lanny Davis correction doesn’t support the fake news narrative or the ultimate goal of the Democrat Party, which is of course the removal of Donald Trump from office.

It’s pathetic, it’s disgusting, it’s tragic and it all threatens the very survival of our nation at the end of the day.  The death of journalism in this country has led directly to the highest degree of polarization our society has seen since the Civil War.  When it has become almost impossible for most ordinary Americans to obtain the most basic facts about any given story, then the false narratives invented and pushed by the most radical and loudest factions in our society are likely to prevail.

Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, had a famous quote about all of this:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The  lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

He would fit right in as news director or chief editor at CNN or the NYTimes.

Just another day in fake news media America.

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