Give Me A Break

Give me a freaking break is one of my favorite lines I repeat to myself lately. No one hears me. It just flows out of my mouth more frequently than any other phrase. There are hosts of reasons for it.

The main one is outrage, mostly at Democrat talking points or narratives. It seems almost every time you turn on the TV news or read something, there is that reaction in there. Someone is trying to con someone or twists something completely wrong. Show me any subject and I’ll have a “give me a break” moment somewhere about it.

Why is partly the way politics has become. And in part because of how low down the ladder we have gotten, or in many cases how backwards everything now is.

Judging by what I see on Twitter and media, I’d say a lot of people probably think the same thing and feel the same way. I also think most people see what is going on and understand it. They wouldn’t need anyone to explain it to them because they know what this movie is about and where it is going. In short, they are not dummies.

Now the media might think people are dumb, that they can spoon feed people along to believe what they want about issues. Whoa, do they underestimate the knowledge of regular informed people? Maybe at one time, years ago, they could get away with that but not today. I see it in focus groups and in conversations on social media. They’re in no mood to be bullied around on politics either. They know too much and have too much experience to be duped. All that said, those are not everyone.

Now I say this because these are the parameters for my conclusions. Others, like media, have different parameters that lead them to believe people are impressionable and pliable on their central basic opinions, based on information and narratives they selectively curate to give them. The media may be right about some percentage of voters on the Left. But I know that theory does not hold up on the conservative right. Here on the right people have preformed opinions for a reason.

 

Another idea I have given lots of thought to is conspiracy theories in general and people that hold them. I have concluded some people prefer to dabble in them. And we have had a lot of reason these days to give rise to conspiracies. Maybe they’re trendy and cool? The JFK thing, while decades old, is still a viable high water mark.

But for the last several years, there is another big one on the horizon. The moon landing. I might have been surprised at hearing that one many years ago. But it has a following. Of course there is now the 911 conspiracies, too. So there are many of them and they range from environment to government. But I have noticed a trend that for some people, if they carry one conspiracy they likely have several.

Now we saw the media for 2 and a half years promote the Russia Trump collusion conspiracy with little to base it on. And that there was no push back on it, even from some media, was astounding. But these are the same media people who lectured us about anything we said about Obama for the previous eight years that we were crazy. Actually, the truth was much crazier than fiction. Now it turns out some of those conspiracies were not so crazy after all. They have now been validated by the facts.

Suffice it to say that if you traveled off of the central narratives the media was carrying in the Obama years, you were labeled a conspiracy nut. It was their enforcement mechanism to try to coral people on their main narrative — constructed also in tandem with the White House and West Wing. They, the media, didn’t mind doing it either. They were as heavily invested in creating the narrative as the Obama administration was. But anyone who ventured outside that narrative was the enemy, and they usually let you know it, using all the tools of the mainstream media.

You were mocked, ridiculed, ostracized and marginalized, attacked, humiliated, ruined, and robbed of your good reputation and character. In other words, you were destroyed if you were not on their bandwagon of misinformation. To call that a conspiracy theory was, well, Orwellian. It was 1984-ish. To think in terms of questioning Obama or their carefully crafted narrative was sedition and treasonous. It was as if we completely lost the press. And we did, though it was right from the beginning.

I don’t know if conspiracies represent a threat, given the amount of people that buy into them? But the moon one sort of stunned me. It sneaked up over the last 20 years. If it is cool or whatever that still puzzles me. Though now the left has demonstrated the real danger of a conspiracy with the Russia thing. They’ve shown how you can push a narrative whether it is believable or not. And they showed what mainstreaming conspiracy theories looks like.

You know, it is normally those on the margins who buy into a conspiracy. Now I am back to thinking about what the real point of them is. This Russia one was a matter of convenience and extreme importance, cooked up for convenience and served to masses as established fact. (Intelligence agencies like CIA know how to do that) If it is possible to push a fake narrative until it is mainstream, then what about skeptics who don’t believe in it?. Those who require proof or evidence… or doesn’t that even matter anymore?

Can a conspiracy theory be totally false, yet who cares that it is not true? And what would it take to rupture that huge conspiracy? It went on for over 2 and half years and still goes on. We are in a whole new realm. The Moon landing might have been an achievement for conspiracies but we have gone way past the dark side of the moon now.

Maybe the only point that matters is who believes in it and who doesn’t? To say nothing about the scenario of media and government teaming up on a conspiracy theory.

You can now call me conspiratorial but that is where we are at now. Who exactly believes in it? You would have been considered a wacko-bird for saying Obama was not born in America. But if you want to think the President is a Russian agent, then you would be welcomed by mainstream media and elites alike. It might help your career.

Strange how this conspiracy thing really works, isn’t it? In fact, lets go out of our way to avoid all the evidence to the contrary. And let’s go way out to block real facts and truth as it comes out. No need for that! Which one will write history? I think I know.

Right Ring | Bullright

Down and Dirty Mueller Probe

Here Are 5 Big Holes in Mueller’s Work

RealClearInvestigations
By Aaron Maté,
August 1, 2019

Robert Mueller’s two-year, $25.2 million investigation was supposed to provide the definitive account of Donald Trump, Russia and the 2016 election. Yet even after he issued a 448-page report and testified for five hours before Congress, critical aspects remain unexplained, calling into question the basis for the probe and the decisions of those who conducted it.

Time and again in his report and his testimony, Mueller refused to address a wide range of fundamental issues, claiming they were beyond his purview. Some of the issues Mueller and his team did not clarify include whether the FBI had a sound predicate for opening a counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign; whether the FBI knowingly relied on false material; and the links between U.S. government agencies and key figures who fueled the most explosive claims of an illicit Trump-Russia relationship. Mueller claimed that he was prevented from answering critical questions due to ongoing Justice Department reviews, one by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham and the other by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. In the meantime, here are some of the biggest mysteries that Mueller’s team left hanging in the air.

    • Who Is Joseph Mifsud, and Was He the Actual Predicate for the Russia Investigation?

“Did the FBI egregiously overreact by launching its Trump-Russia probe on vague and ultimately fruitless information … or is Mifsud himself evidence that the Russia investigation was itself a set-up launched for still unknown reasons?”

    • What Was the Role of the Steele Dossier?
    • Why Did the Mueller Team Invent the Polling Data Theory About Konstantin Kilimnik, and Omit His U.S. Ties?
    • Why Did the Mueller Team Falsely Suggest That Trump Tower Moscow Was a Viable Project – and What Was the Role of FBI Informant Felix Sater?
    • Was Specious Info Leaked to Justify the Absence of Trump-Kremlin Links?

Read at RealClear Investigations

 

I think it is time to fill in those “unknown reasons.”

Something is very wrong when people stretch a matter beyond any possible integrity or honesty, and then shovel it out to the public as established fact. Especially when they made no attempt to be honest or fair in what they did from the very beginning.

And something is wrong when someone stands in front of a building screaming fire while the building burning is on the next street over. What are the reasons for doing any of this? All you would know is the person or people do have big reasons for it.

How sinister it is when the investigation(s) itself becomes just an extension of the ongoing cover up. And more when that investigation(s) is blessed with immune legitimacy.

Brilliant Mueller Takeaways

So it was a giant wind up before the delivery pitch Wednesday on the Mueller hearings. But in the end, what big thing did I learn? A few things.

Well, after a 2 and a half year investigation, it turns out they were investigating the wrong person all along. The Democrats agreed with Mueller at least 3 times that “it would be a crime” to do exactly what Hillary Clinton did. He said that would be a crime. Plus she could have been indicted immediately and there are no rules against it.

So now I am waiting to see and wondering why she has not been charged yet? They better get busy now with that investigation though. No time to waste, and we cannot allow crime(s) like that to stand. I expect the Democrats will be all over it the same way.

Another thing occurred to me: the only people who do know the whole ordeal about this investigation and the facts of it, from the beginning, would be Fox News viewers or a few very competent, resourceful people on the Internet with critical thinking skills.

That’s because the Democrats and media have not talked about any of those things. So there should be a whole bunch of people who did learn some things they didn’t know. Anyone who watches CNN or MSNBC for starters. They must have been shocked.

In other words, all that stuff Democrats called conspiracy theories. I do give media credit for doing such a job blocking that information from the public. It must have been very hard. Only enlightened people who have been watching Fox knew any of that.

I’ll be waiting, especially for the no-knock raids part on Hillary’s inner circle. I think media needs to stake out their homes. Any day now.

Right Ring | Bullright

A Note To Dems’ Script Writers

One thing stuck in my craw for the duration of the Washingtonian malfeasance is a simple phrase all too common now. Widely and wildly misused. It is more a defense and deflection of the Swamp than an indictment of it.

That phrase is some form of: “we should not criminalize politics” or our political process. Alan Dershowitz popularized it but many used it. It’s now an institutional euphemism.

The original intended beneficiary of the phrase was foremost to be Hillary Clinton. But it was applied in defending Obama too. It may now legitimately be used defending Trump. Though those three instances are apples and oranges. True, they try to criminalize everything Trump does. It has been normalized. Let’s deal with Hillary and Obama.

I resent something called what it is not. In Hillary’s case, it is as a complete misdescription of events. Hillary started her job as Secretary of State in 2009, after lying about creating a wall between the Foundation with her name on it. That conflict was to be expunged, but never was. She knew it, Bill knew it, her top advisors knew it. All were aware how she would use the job as Sec of State. That was the whole point in her taking the job.

She engaged in criminal conduct from the onset.

The crux is even deeper. She began by setting up an illegal server from the start. She never used a State email. Her advisors knew it. She did it to circumvent FOIA and public accountability. The whole purpose by design was to obstruct justice. That was her goal.

The act came first, meaning her job duties were subordinate to political considerations. However, her actions were criminal from the beginning. She was not compliant with the law from the git-go.

Now we are lectured that we the people should not criminalize our political process. Really?

State was politicized too, not just by her. Obama deliberately did not install an Inspector General at State for Hillary. It only had an existing, “acting” temporary (placeholder) office. Politicized and weaponized as was nearly every other department, like Justice.

We now know that in the 2016 campaign, Hillary was taking money from foreign sources. We also know what she was doing with Russians, Perkins Coie, Fusion GPS, Crowd Strike, Ukrainians, an agent of a foreign government, creating a dossier, pedaling it to our intelligence community and co-opting our executive branch. Using existing politicization and further weaponizing intelligence, collaborating with Obama and his administration.

Does all that sound like legitimate, legal campaign conduct — which is being criminalized?

So the point is Hillary and Obama’s criminal deeds criminalized our political process. But we are criminalizing politics by wanting accountability? Not to forget how they weaponized government against the people, interfered with elections and later staged a coup.

But the real source of the whole problem was that Trump beat Hillary in her dirty, illegal game — politics. He was also running against an abuse of power and obstruction of justice. They are now trying to criminalize the very politics that beat them.

Don’t cry to me about people criminalizing routine political conduct and election process. None of Democrats’ was routine. People who stage coups have no credibility.

Right Ring | Bullright

Season Of Treason

Calling all traitors, cleanup in isle one. It seems we have an endless coup in front of us, but only the dumbest among us don’t see it. It was the coup that never had an end.

By now, the mask is off that most Democrats and the media know what has gone on and continues, they just continue to try to deny it exists. But that is getting harder and harder each day. Denial requires more and more effort as it goes, so that to accept their bullshit rationalization now would ‘require the willing suspension of disbelief.’

You could probably write a dozen titles and all would be correct, like “traitors among us.” “It’s high time for a coup” works too. “Who needs elections when you have the power of a coup?” Or “whatever happened… doesn’t matter.” See what I mean? The solution:

Traitors Must Be Prosecuted To Stop The Coup

Cliff Nichols |Jun 02, 2019 | Townhall

Mueller’s press conference this week should be giving the president a good reason to be asking, how long can his administration afford to allow this coup d’ état to continue before a quorum of public opinion takes hold in this country that will wrongfully compel him by force of some unlawful process, if not arms, to be removed from office?

Undeniably, America is in the midst of a civil war. The only things not yet flying are the bullets.

Liberals in Congress are demanding our president be impeached for undefined offenses. Liberal federal judges are letting themselves be used to thwart his policies at every turn. A complicit liberal media, with the help of Hollywood, is doing its very best to enable the president’s enemies to foment in the public’s mind — without evidence — that he is a liar, a cheat and a criminal who must be removed from office. And Mueller’s press conference brought this tempest to an even greater boil than when the president was first elected over two years ago.

Why?

For one reason, because the president has survived long enough to expose a coup attempted by former high-ranking officials within our government and complicit members of the media to bring him down. Independent investigations have revealed they took affirmative actions in furtherance of a conspiracy to unlawfully — i.e., undemocratically — overthrow his administration, which is a crime.

In a word, they committed treason.

In summary, these liberal elitists felt they knew better what’s good for America than did the millions of people who elected the president. And so to thwart him and them, the Clintons and the DNC “allegedly” paid to create a false dossier that not only slandered the president but then was used by Hillary’s sympathizers to fraudulently legitimize their spying on his campaign before the election and to undermine his administration ever since.

The president’s problem now — as revealed by Mueller — is that they are still trying to pull off the coup they started before he was even elected. …./
https://townhall.com/columnists/cliffnichols/2019/06/02/traitors-must-be-prosecuted-to-stop-the-coup-n2547261

The key thing to remember is that it never ended, and the cover up continues while their mission continues. (take that Tricky Dick!) Now all aboard their sedition train.

Right Ring | Bullright

Crowd Sourcing Surveillance Information

Sharyl Attkisson has turned to crowd sourcing to find the culprits. Nothing like getting that big, cold wall from the government when private citizens want justice.

$50,000 Whistleblower Award Offered in Unlawful Government Surveillance Case

May 30, 2019 by Sharyl Attkisson | Sharyl Attkinson

Reward: Up to $50,000

Many of you are familiar with the forensically-proven Government spying on me and my family. It’s one of multiple documented surveillance abuses by our Government.

Unfortunately, the Department of Justice refuses to act on the forensic evidence, investigate its own, and punish those responsible. The only option left for ordinary citizens who are targeted for abuse is to self-fund a fight for justice in court. I’m now in year four of my fight.

Even here, the battle is daunting. The Government holds the evidence, the Government uses our tax money to withhold the evidence, then the courts declare the case cannot go forward because we cannot list the exact names of the federal agents responsible— names which only the Government knows.

Today, we are announcing a substantial monetary reward, up to $50,000.00, for anyone providing information that helps us identify names of those responsible for the Government surveillance operation against me. * …./

See: https://sharylattkisson.com/2019/05/50000-whistleblower-award-offered/

It’s a shame it comes to this and seems that this is what it takes, if anything can reveal it. Funny how you never hear squat from Libs about this case. Actually, they criticize her as if it were her doing, or she is to blame. Or they deny it completely. But it happened and, as the story goes, if it can happen to her it can certainly happen to anyone.

Mueller’s Counterpoint

What did Mueller say this infamous day, May 29, 2019? I’ll take the liberty to sum it up into one simple, central core and a glaring thesis.

Mueller knew from the beginning, considering the established rules and regulations surrounding it, that the purpose of his investigation was to be used as an impeachment report for a political witch-hunt. Why do I know that?

How could it possibly have been anything but that, given the conditions?

My translation is based on exactly what he said. And Mueller took the job knowing that situation up front, right on the table. Everyone did. It went on as such for the duration.

The saga continues, right on schedule.

Right Ring | Bullright

Coming to a head of Deep State collusion

So this is what our partners in British press are up to?

No holds Barred: Trump and his troops push for imperial presidency

With his compliant attorney general, the man in the White House is taking aim at the constitutional balance of powers. — [I think they misspelled ‘competent’ AG.]

/….

Congressman Jared Huffman of California said: “It’s a smokescreen, obviously an attempt to change the subject like everything else he does. I almost don’t want to dignify it because it’s so preposterous that any time someone investigates Donald Trump or disagrees with Donald Trump they are being treasonous or they need to be locked up.

“This is a slippery slope to a banana republic if this is where we’re heading. And I think most Americans get that. You just don’t call for your political enemies to be investigated and jailed in the United States,” Huffman said.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/19/william-barr-donald-trump-robert-mueller-congress

Imperial what? It doesn’t seem too imperial to me. An Imperial Congress, maybe.

Yet that is exactly what Democrats and the left are doing, and have been doing since even before the election — having their political enemies investigated. Just that we were not to know the depths of this incestuous cabal. Odd to hear British press complaining after allies there were also involved. Pointing the finger back at Trump has gotten a bit old.

And if that were not enough crazy talk for you, consider Nancy Pelosi’s broad smear attack (wrap-up smear) on Trump, saying he “is engaged in a coverup.” She followed that projection by claiming Trump is crying out for his impeachment. If impeachment can swing by the seats of their pants, they even plan to blame Trump for their impeachment scheme.

So, right on cue they are outraged Trump pulled the trigger to declassify documents and have AG Barr, with investigators, look into the real charade and coverup that started the whole cabal. And guess what? It wasn’t Trump that did that!

Last but not least, a congresswoman also said that “we cannot do our job in congress unless we can hold the president accountable.” Accountable for what, their plot and coup?

Now refusing to do their own job in the House, they want to blame that on Trump too.

Right Ring | Bullright

What’s Going On: Truth Boomerangs

Almost any plot even close to the size of this Russia conglomerate thing requires stooges to propel it and keep it alive. Lots of them, the more the better.

But that’s no problem for the hoodlums of revision. The left has plenty of those and it doesn’t have to rent them; they are available for free. They’re happy to lend their voices.

That is the best kind of willing dupes, who will carry the message far and wide. The truth is no match for them. Now we have the Resistance — Resisting democracy, our elections.

Or in Hillary’s words, campaigning:

To say you won’t respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy,” Clinton told a rally at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America.

And look, some people are sore losers, and we just got to keep going, she added. [CNBC]

Remember that 2 weeks out from the 2016 election, in October, the State of the Nation project gave Hillary a 95% chance of winning. Thus, Hillary lectured on election results.

At the third debate, 20 days from the election:

(WaPo) Clinton labeled Trump as Putin’s “puppet” — prompting Trump to snap back, “You’re the puppet!” — while Trump charged that Putin had “outsmarted and outplayed” her when she was secretary of state.

Words that are eerily surreal now, with what we know. That “greatness” is waning.

Peaceful Transfer

But, in fact, she had been at peace with Trump at no time during the campaign, even as an opponent. No, she was virtually at war with him, busying herself with framing up some fraudulent conspiracy of Russia and Trump colluding against her. Now, actually, doesn’t that sound more like some delusional paranoia — whether she was a candidate or not?

I’m surprised Hillary didn’t think Obama was conspiring, too, against her because he said in the Oval Office that no one can rig our elections. Oops, that stole her future thunder.

On the heels of her getting “cleared” by Comey, she commenced a scandal of unspeakable proportions connecting Trump to the Russia meddling campaign. Right, when she was bitching against Donald for not being willing to accept the elction results, she was already neck deep in creating a conspiracy plot against him and erecting an insurance policy in the event of a Trump victory. So as she stood on that stage, and ridiculed Trump, she was well aware they had created this fraudulent collusion theory, intermingling Trump with the Russia meddling. But that in fact they had all gone to great lengths to do that while even Deep State had spied on him. She knew that too, while standing there.

Yet only a few months before that she was waist deep in her own email cabal entailing four years that had many legs since. Then the faux investigation that had taken place with the explicit purpose of clearing her of any wrongdoing. Yes, to stand right there and be aware of all that while charging Trump for merely questioning the election process or being skeptical about the end results. (how close to the head of the nail was he?)

In retrospect, who was right about all of it? Who was wrong? Who lied all the way through it? Who had invested in every underhanded, illegal thing one could do to defeat the other — with the added complicit help of all the intelligence and a sitting president to do it?

That all should bother us now. It should make Hillary look even sillier now. Yet they still try to keep this charade of Russia collusion alive, and/or that there was some “obstruction of justice” by Trump in this fraud investigation perpetrated on him. That they could keep this phony charade up for over 3 years, having all levels of our government cooperating in it. Folks, this is a high water mark for as bad as government could get. I can think of nothing worse than this happening. But still it goes on.

Most of the reason it does continue is because of the many willing dupes who have all carried it this far. And because of MS media who desperately and intentionally propelled it. Of course this is the greatest scandal that ever occurred in our Republic, all at the willing hands of the sinister players. Let’s hope that record is never broken.

The Deniers of Democracy are still out there willfully denying results of the election, in a perpetual state of Resistance. It is a travesty of justice too. As Hillary and her accomplices have done everything to avert and obstruct justice all along, no one stopped them.

But the willing dupes are still out there. They are on social media, they are delivering the fake news reports. Even some of the corruption culprits who committed these high crimes are now employed as analysts in media. Clapper and Brennan give their opinions. Comey and his cohort McCabe are out insulting the intelligence of the public by telling their lies, defending their treanous acts and engaging now in sedition against the administration.

And Hillary, well she’s still out there, doing what she does, lying and trying to cover her multi-staged scandals against America. But she continues to have help, willing dupes who care nothing about the truth, or “What Happened.” Instead, Hillary lectures others that:

“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you.”

Right Ring | Bullright

Bombshell Report Due

Speaking of two weeks, we are getting pretty near.

‘Bombshell’ report on James Comey coming in two weeks, Joe diGenova says

by Daniel Chaitin | April 25, 2019 —Washington Examiner

A “bombshell” report on former FBI Director James Comey is coming out in two weeks, attorney Joe diGenova said on Wednesday.

He made the declaration during a Fox News panel discussion on alleged government surveillance abuse.

“The Horowitz report is coming out in May or possibly early June,” Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said. He was referring to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act investigation.

“There’s another report that everyone has forgotten about involving James Comey alone,” diGenova said. “That will be out in two weeks. That report is going to be a bombshell. It is going to open up the investigation on a very high note, and there are going to be criminal referrals in it.”

He did not elaborate on what report he expects out in two weeks and how he came to find out about the timeline for its release.

U.S. Attorney John Huber is conducting an investigation into FBI misconduct.

More>> https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bombshell-report-on-james-comey-coming-in-two-weeks-joe-digenova-says

What that report is, I won’t speculate. The talk about Huber reminds me he is one leftover of Sessions. I hope it is not going to disappoint too. I don’t know. I can’t help wondering that until we see something from him.

But it does seem like Comey and Brennan are increasingly worried. Dems won’t be happy to hear anything but their narrative. Who knows about the timeline?

Now that Mueller’s Report is out, I can’t feel any relief

Trips down memory lane are not always positive or don’t always end that way.

Now that the report is out, I can’t feel any relief. It should be relief that it is over but it isn’t because it goes on and on. It is meant to continue ad nauseam.

Why did they do an exhaustive investigation on Russia’s election meddling without talking about what Obama did? But they can talk about every detail of what Trump did?

Weeks ago, Comey the persistent talked about “so many questions.After the Report, he says “so many answers.” I think he has it exactly backwards. We knew so much before the report came out. Now that it is published it poses so many questions. The jig is up.

Why haven’t those who committed offenses been brought to justice? Like Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, Glenn Simpson, Steele, Comey, McCabe? And don’t think we forgot about it; what was all the unmasking by Obama officials doing for it all? Where was Loretta Lynch when all this was going on? What about meetings between DOJ officials and Obama in the Oval Office, like on January 5th 2017?

But if you follow mainstream media’s lead now, this report information is all so important. It is alarming. All this should bother you and me. This influence of Russia is so severe that Blumenthal now says our democracy is under siege, still is, and that it is an act of war. And then prizewinner congresswoman Jackie Speier says that it shows we would actually not have Trump as President but for Russia’s actions. Talk about a dramatic stretch.

So in my hypothetical mind, I’m trying to figure out if Russia was that influential and the deciding factor in 2016, then I have a few questions. It represents Russia as winning. Doesn’t it make our democracy fragile? Haven’t you given Russia way too much credit? And if Speier thinks that Russia succeeded, then whom did they beat? Wasn’t the guy who was in the Oval Office responsible for what they did? So why is the blame coming down on an outsider, incoming president?

Now Comey has another seismic revelation about “so many answers.” What are they? How does Trump being pissed off about appointing a Special Counsel answer any questions? Sure he would be mad that they would do that to him. He was only in office for months. What the hell is there really to investigate in the White House if this is about Russia?

When I was much younger, I remember people would wait for the next new phrase or word to be coined so that they could run out and start using it. Well, it seemed like they were just waiting for the next one. You know them all, slang and urban lingo. Using the lingo made one seem popular or cool.

One of the things some of those trendier people would do is travel to another area and use their newly slung slang to others there to see if it was popular, and so it could hopefully be picked up as cool. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. Sometimes people looked at them and said “what did you say?” Language is like a joke, if you have to explain it then it’s a dud and falls flat.

Comey is like one of those guys trying to set a trend. Get everyone to repeat something, whether they know the meaning of it or not. This would prove him hip and popular. He is desperate. He wants to be right even when he’s wrong – a thinker and an artisan.

Seems to me mainstream media is a lot like that too. Just get everyone repeat a bunch of nonsense so it can seem like a popular thought or idea. And that does work many times. Minions repeat the talking points of the Left with amazing clarity and regularity, right to the phraseology. Well, it is almost a dialect.

But then eventually one learns that the language is not really the thing to control, the dialogue is. Whoever controls that wins the game.

When Comey was pondering “so many questions,” he insinuated that there were so many questions to be asked. But not any we didn’t already know the answers to. The only relevant questions left were “why aren’t people in jail and why are these corrupt people still in their top tier jobs?” We wanted to know who was doing this witch hunt “investigation” and why? The who is almost easier than the why.

So many questions.

Other than that, we didn’t want to know about some setup meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian who was collaborating and working with Simpson – months before the election. We weren’t asking what Flynn was doing before or after Trump took office? Those were planted questions. We weren’t hanging on the edge of our seats wondering who spoke to a Russian and exactly what they said, word for word?

We might have long wondered that if all this was going on since 2014, then what did that last president do about it? If he did nothing, why not? What was he waiting for? What was the answer to the probing Russia problem? If all these officials had a degree of certainty what was going on, then what did they do and/or why didn’t they do something? You know, those kind of pertinent questions. And we didn’t need all the drama about the inner workings of Trump’s campaign about what they were doing.

Do you smell the deflection and diversion?

Well, only if this entire thing was a setup from the beginning, aimed at Trump, would we need to know all that. We should have wondered what Obama did to stop it, or why not? We should have wondered what did Obama know and when did we know it? See, so many things just don’t make sense like a language barrier.

A naïve person may wonder why such a barrier exists?

But most of us know, because they want to rearrange our language and thoughts about it. In other words, they want to change our perception of events. Normally that is called revision, only they were trying to do it in real time. Before we could know or understand events as they happened, they wanted to train our thoughts to see them in another way, through an alternative reality. And they wanted us to believe it and not what we were seeing or what we already knew. It does sound a lot like Benghazi too.

See, Obama was already skilled in the art of controlling the dialogue or manipulating events for his benefit. In fact, there was a certain pride in being able to do that. To this day, if you mention Benghazi or Hillary’s servergate, you get the same tired response from the left. “Oh, there were multiple investigations about that and it found nothing.” Nothing? Really? People died and yet there was no problem with it and nothing sinister. With Hillary they say “but you cannot let it go. She was investigated and cleared of any wrong doing.” Right, cleared? Remember how the video caused Benghazi, a spontaneous attack?

Notice what they did in both those cases. They immediately began to try to control the narrative, since narrative is all that matters. They substitute an alternate narrative and spread it far and wide. The saturation point is when someone mentions the event and hoards of people immediately respond with the same promoted answer.

So Comey now says, “so many answers.” Naturally that is what he sees, answers to what happened, when it really gives you none. What we got were alternative sound bites substituted for answers that tell you nothing. But yet they are not done because they tell us they are going to continue this investigation, now in Congress. They call the Mueller Report a “roadmap for Congress”. Was that how it worked for Hillary or Benghazi? Of course not. The investigation was supposed to be the definitive end.

Answers, Comey? McCabe also did his first interview, since his book, on MSNBC. He said the same thing, agreeing that Mueller’s Report was a “roadmap” for congress to use and follow. A roadmap to where? Yes, we know that too. Another answer it provided.

But the real questions still exist, just as they did while they rolled this charade out, but concentrate on their substituted answers. Because the real questions are about them and not Trump. And they are about Obama’s administration.

Well, one can conclude the whole ordeal was used as a coverup, which is still going on, for Obama and Hillary. It was a convenient use of Russia meddling to hang it around Trump and pretend he is the problem, while they wall off an entire warehouse of abuses from the public under Obama’s administration. But this placeholder is wearing very thin. In fact, it is hard to believe they could have kept this entire thing up as long and hard as they have. It is now going into the next election cycle. Of course this Report will also provide opposition material against Trump. But that is what it was all along from the beginning.

Obama found a use for another problem, Russia, to use it against his opponent, and cover up all his other problems. Meanwhile, Obama’s personal records are sealed from public while all Trump’s personal records are to be annexed, and then spread far and wide to the public. Funny how these truth-challenged people don’t care about the real answers.

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Let’s go with media bias for a 1,000

We don’t have to take it from conservative media. Here’s Ted Koppel actually making the good case against the MSM agenda.

Ted Koppel: New York Times, Washington Post ‘decided as organizations’ that Trump is bad for United States

By Brian Flood | Fox News

Journalism legend Ted Koppel feels that The New York Times and Washington Post have both “decided as organizations” that President Trump is bad for America.

“I’m terribly concerned that when you talk about the New York Times these days, when you talk about the Washington Post these days, we’re not talking about the New York Times of 50 years ago. We are not talking about the Washington Post of 50 years ago,” Koppel said on March 7 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in a clip that was uncovered on Monday by NewsBusters.

“We’re talking about organizations that I believe have, in fact, decided as organizations that Donald J. Trump is bad for the United States,” Koppel said. “We have things appearing on the front page of the New York Times right now that never would have appeared 50 years ago.”

Koppel explained that analysis and commentary didn’t use to appear on the front page, but times have changed since Trump entered the world of politics.

“I remember sitting at the breakfast table with my wife during the campaign after the Access Hollywood tape came out and the New York Times, and I will not offend any of you here by using the language but you know exactly what words were used, and they were spelled out on the front page of the New York Times,” he said. “I turned to my wife and I said, ‘The Times is absolutely committed to making sure that this guy does not get elected.’”

Koppel said Trump’s perception that “the establishment press is out to get him” is indeed accurate.

“He’s not mistaken when so many of the liberal media, for example, described themselves as belonging to the Resistance. What does that mean? That’s not said by people who consider themselves reporters, objective reporters of facts,” Koppel said. “That’s the kind of language that’s used by people who genuinely believe, and I rather suspect with some justification, that Donald Trump is bad for the United States.”

The Times and Post did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

This is hardly the first time Koppel has bashed a mainstream media organization.

Last year, Koppel mocked CNN’s Brian Stelter to his face, telling the “Reliable Sources” host that “CNN’s ratings would be in the toilet without Donald Trump” while on stage for a National Press Club panel discussion.

Stelter responded by asking, “That means what? If ratings are up, that means what?”

Koppel – who anchored ABC News’ “Nightline” for 25 years and has been a working journalist for over four decades — quickly answered.

“The ratings are up, it means you can’t do without Donald Trump. You would be lost without Donald Trump,” Koppel said as Stelter shook his head in disagreement.

“Ted, you know that’s not true,” Stelter said.

“CNN’s ratings would be in the toilet without Donald Trump,” Koppel said as the audience laughed.

There is one little nut he left in there. He said “people who bleive, I suspect with some justification, that Donald Trump is bad for the United States.” Except justification is missing. Opinion is not reason alone for what they do. We never did that en masse to Obama and we had quite the case there for it. Believing he is “bad for America” is not the justification for hatred, resistance and impeachment. There must be real cause.

No, the problem they have with Trump is that he is non-conventional, and they are more than non-conventional in return. If he was conventional, they could apply all their typical radicalism and beat him down. And that would work as usual.

So Trump is somewhat radical in the way he responds. And that is partly why he got elected. It also happens to be the only effective way to react to these rabid leftists.That is the appeal of radicalism, make their own subversive actions hard to respond to.

They don’t want a debate or discussion, no matter how many times they say it. So Ted Koppel inadvertently gets himself caught in a dilemma.

Every time you hear media, politicians or people hypercritically complaining how some problem needs to be dealt with and fixed, remember one thing: they might have a superficial point that does sound good, it is ridiculous in practicality. We must have an effective response to radicalism — no matter what the problem is. Unless you have that, you will not have a real solution. A followup part II is needed for that.

Ah Oh, Real News

If you paid any attention to the ‘news media’ you would almost think real news does not exist, only Trump bashing. But it is just that they have no interest in covering it.

How about an Obama flashback?

Inspector General Discovers Obama Paid $300 Million to People That Don’t Exist

LifeInfo24.Net
December 25, 2018

Well, folks. In an interview with Sharyl Attkinson of Full Measure, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, it was all but confirmed that millions of US taxpayer dollars were wasted away under the Obama administration on the salaries of “ghost” or non-existent soldiers and policemen in Afghanistan

More at https://www.lifeinfo24.net/2018/12/25/inspector-general-discovers-obama-paid-300-million-to-people-that-dont-exist/

Another hot off the steamy Ignore Page is from Judicial Watch.

So there was a concerted effort within Obama’s administration to get dirty info on Trump spread by a deadline. They high five about meeting their deadline.

Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified ‘Russiagate’ Documents to Multiple Senators Immediately Ahead of Trump Inauguration

DECEMBER 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).

Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s last-minute efforts to share classified information about Russia election interference issues with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01381)).

The documents reveal the Obama State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a Thursday, January 5, 2017, email chain then-State Department Congressional Advisor Hera Abassi indicates that then-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland’s bureau was attempting to get Russian investigation related documents to the office of Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) office as quickly as possible. (In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

In the email, with the subject line “For Immediate Review – Call Sheet for S Call with Senator Warner,” Abassi writes:

“I told Cardin’s folks … that the process is long. Can we ensure that there are no holdups on our end?”

Additionally, involved in providing classified information to members of the Senate was Naz Durakoglu, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs.

In an email dated Thursday, January 19, 2017, with the subject line “Signed, sealed, delivered” Durakoglu apparently confirms that Obama State Department officials were eager to provide the classified material before Trump was sworn into office:

“We made the deadline!” Durakoglu states [Emphasis added] “Thank you everyone for what was truly a Department-wide effort!”

More: https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-obama-state-department-urgently-provided-classified-russiagate-documents-to-multiple-senators-immediately-ahead-of-trump-inauguration/

Gee, from departments in government that cannot meet the simplest request or deadline for information now. It just shows me how desperate they were to first keep Trump out, but ultimately setup an investigation to prevent any investigations into what Obama’s administration did. (cover up being the priority and motive from the beginning)

Still, it has been fairly successful considering the leading stories should be about how corrupted and politicized Obama’s administration was and exactly what they were doing. Once again, Jusicial Watch can get info and proof of their conspiracy but Congress cannot. Times changed, we now have several departments of “Don’t Give A Shit.” (DGAS)

Who says Dems can’t go any lower?

I guess having a white Christmas or even “dreaming of” one is now racist too!?🎄

Notice how Democrats always need to “move on” from anything…..except racism.
And if you happen to laugh at that thought, then you too must be a racist.

 

But speaking of over the top liberal rhetoric in the last post — which turns out to be a bottomless pit to hell — comes this prize work in keeping with liberal tradition.

In other words, there is no such thing as too much or too far for aspiring Leftinistas.

This Michael Harriot of The Root tried desperately to probe the bottom. Then it was deleted. But that didn’t stop him from defending his lone, solitary “hope” later.

After taking the heat he comes back to defend his high hope from a critic:

Nope, no room for virtue signaling in that ballpark. He’s covering deep Left field.

I know, it’s like a game where the left trogs try to outdo each other on the old outrage meter. A practiced skill set; where there are no rules or accountability.

Then here we find out that San Fran Nan and Chuck the Schmucko must be twins separated at birth. Proof is in the pudding. Christmas Eve is so unifying.

Not to be outdone, Chelsea Clinton dabbles in her mother’s forte` of fraternizing with evil.
Call it a genetic gift to a real child prodigy.

Those eyes, don’t they just scream “dark side”?

Hey, let’s throw in the latest Obama slime news too for flavor. Susan Rice never disappoints in serving over-the-top hypocrisy and hyperbole with her lies.

Breitbart

Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice [in a land where they are really never former anything] penned an OP-ED for the New York Times claiming Trump is a bigger threat than any foreign adversary.

NYT:

“The president couldn’t care less about facts, intelligence, military analysis or the national interest. He refuses to take seriously the views of his advisers, announces decisions on impulse and disregards the consequences of his actions. In abandoning the role of a responsible commander in chief, Mr. Trump today does more to undermine American national security than any foreign adversary. Yet no Republican in Congress is willing to do more than bleat or tweet concerns.” [Read]

Hey Suzie Q, there is a little matter of all that unmasking we’d like to talk to you about regarding this whole conspiracy you all cooked up. I know the demands on your time, with writing post-script memos to yourself that take a toll. But inquiring minds have a lot of questions about this national security struggle you seem to be having — along with Obama’s non-scandal record you all hallucinated.

(*In case the Dana Loesch link disappears, here is the original image. There’s a Lincolnesque quality about it.)

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Crowd Sourced Firings

Okay, kids let them show you how it is done, the green government way.

Trevor Noah blasts Strzok GoFundMe:
‘There are cancer patients on that site’

By Joe Concha – 08/17/18 | The Hill

Late-night host Trevor Noah on Thursday mocked former FBI agent Peter Strzok for starting a GoFundMe page to help pay legal costs and lost income, underscoring that “there are cancer patients” raising funds on the site to pay for medical treatment.

“Earlier this week, the Justice Department fired senior FBI agent and stock photo of a senior FBI agent Peter Strzok,” Noah said. “This came after revelations that he had exchanged text messages critical of Donald Trump while also investigating Donald Trump during the 2016 elections. And losing your job is never easy, but it looks like Strzok is going to land on his feet.”

Noah then shared news reports on Strzok’s decision to start of GoFundMe page and the amount he has raised in a short period of time.

The reports noted the amount that has been raised for the agent on the site, which has reached $428,000 as of Friday morning.

The initial post was for $150,000 and was raised to $350,000 when that was reached quickly. After $350,000 was reached, the page adjusted to a request for $500,000.

Noah took issue with the rising numbers.

“Okay, first up, this is some bullshit we need to address about GoFundMes in general,” Noah said after the clips were played. “How do people say, ‘This is the amount I need,’ and then change the amount when they get it?”

The comedian went on to hit Strzok for getting money “just for hating Donald Trump” when there are cancer patients on the site trying to raise funds for treatment.

“Because seriously, half a million dollars on a GoFundMe just for hating Donald Trump!” Noah said. “There are cancer patients on that site that are like, ‘Hey, we hate him, too. Can you help pay for my treatment?’ “

Strzok’s page paints the former counterintelligence agent as a longtime agent who has worked “to help keep us and our nation safe.”

It says that all of the money raised would be put into a trust dedicated to covering his legal costs and loss of income.

GoFundMe launched in 2010. It has raised more than $5 billion for more than 2 million individual campaigns.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/402296-trevor-noah-blasts-strzok-gofundme-there-are-cancer-patients-on-that-site

Apparently Strzock finalized the way to enrich disgruntled government workers.

1) Get fired if you can…. it’s not as easy as it looks!
2)Then get a go fund me page.
3)Set an arbitrary high mark to reach.
4)Blow past initial goal, double it, and add new criteria to keep raising lots more. .
(maybe stop by the car dealer next to have a look around)

Here is a novel thought

Now that we know the formula, if this is the way it is going to work, then “may we have more of these crowd sourced firings, please sir?”

So when gov’t employees do get fired, they also become crowd-funded rich. Oh, and maybe join Resist as an extra touch.

Crooked Hillary and the Cabal

Well, someone is doing some writing and reporting of the accumulative events.

2016 Trump Tower Meeting Looks Increasingly Like a Setup by Russian and Clinton Operatives

By Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
August 13, 2018

The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between high-ranking members of the Republican presidential campaign staff and a Russian lawyer with Kremlin ties remains the cornerstone of claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election.

A growing body of evidence, however, indicates that the meeting may have been a setup — part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials. This view, that the real collusion may have taken place among those who arranged the meeting rather than the Trump officials who agreed to attend it, is supported by two disparate lines of evidence pulled together for the first time here: newly released records and a pattern of efforts to connect the Trump campaign to Russia. …/

Continue Reading the damning evidence: https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/08/13/trump_tower_meeting_looks_increasingly_like_a_setup.html

 

But Mueller could never stumble across that pertinent information. Or the fact that Fusion was working with the Kremlin to overturn sanctions — against the Magnitsky Act. It would be too damning to the Democrats and DNC. ‘Quick, we need a diversion’….. this week if possible. After all, Mueller is tied to this cabal.

In case anyone is still keeping Russia collusion score: that puts intel ops, FBI, DOJ, Mueller, Clinton, GPS, Steele, DNC et al on the same side as …..the Kremlin and Putin. Collusion Party anyone? 😎 And I’ll just leave out McCain for now.

With all this known, just what would Hillary have done had she won the election? I don’t think there is much of a question about it, given her character and past.

This was never a Trump issue or scandal, but is yet another Hillary Clinton scandal that she had a whole lot of help with.

Hillary and Obama employed the same strategic tactic

What do Hillary and Obama have in common? Among other things, they both used the heck out of Trump. How?

Well, seems Hillary was lucky enough to have her server scandal investigation turned into a Trump counterintelligence investigation, at the urging of her op-research team. That must have made her very happy to substitute a Trump investigation for her own. No wonder she was so confident in those latter days. She knew she had lots of help.

Obama, well, he found use for Trump as a scapegoat for his lack of doing anything about the Russia meddling. (as I said in May) Finally he found use for Trump as the blame for a Russian problem. He used the Russian problem for a pretext against Trump, for an investigation. Redirect the blame on Trump, for what was a problem since at least 2014.

It worked better than could be expected. No one was asking why he did nothing for years or about Susan Rice telling cybersecurity to stand down on any response to Russia. To which media sighed and ignored with Obama’s failure to act. Just pin Obama’s Russia problem on Trump to avoid accountability. A made to order investigation did that.

Both were using Trump for political expedience to cover their own scandalous records.

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Fusion, FBI, Steele, Money and a Dirty Dossier

It turns out, as no surprise, that just a few days before Comey’s infamous press conference to clear Hilary’s server scandal, a top DOJ official was in touch with Christopher Steele and laying the groundwork for a counterintelligence investigation against Trump.

Well, that is the sequence of events when you look at it objectively and plug in the facts. So this strongly suggests that while the same people who worked on the Hillary server investigation (or lack of one) had the impetus to ditch it and go after Trump in a full blown counterintelligence investigation. A project that led to working not only with Steele but also with Fusion, the subcontractor for Hillary’s dirt-digging operation on Trump.

See John Solomon’s article on the tie of FBI to Fusion and Steele. What a tangled web.
Opinion: How a senior DOJ official helped Dem researchers on Trump-Russia case — The Hill

This is not a Trump scandal, and never was. It is yet another Hillary Clinton and DOJ scandal. How does Mueller ignore it all? Better yet, how can he write a report void of all the pertinent facts? But see how the Hillary Obama lapdog media ignore this story while chatting up the old Manafort trial. A case which could have been handled by US attorneys, not a Special Counsel.

Subversion Of Justice

You guessed it, on the very day that Congress had to take action to try to get compliance while they had Rosenstein and Wray testifying, what did Nancy Pelosi do?

She took to the floor, on the House action vote, pleading to Rosenstein and Wray not to comply or cooperate with document requests which made the House subpoena necessary.

Then later in the hearing Rosentein referred to questions about the legality of the subpoena. He opened the door to noncompliance on that and other reasons.

The latest episode of the government defying the American people.

Wray, for his part, reiterated his claims of all the good the FBI does. He said nothing in the IG report, or Horowitz’s testimony, questioned the integrity of the institution of the FBI. How can this elaborate plot and rampant bias of a cabal from the 7th floor headquarters of the FBI not impugn the integrity of the institution? It does. Congress did not do that.

These top officials in the FBI were willing to risk the entire credibility of the institution, with their own, to do what they did. They didn’t care. Now they act as if all that didn’t happen. Instead they blamed Congress for its chase of documents.

Think about it, these career people put the whole institution on the line and they knew it. That’s abuse of power. Plus there has still been no accountability — except Comey and dufus McCabe getting fired. Yet the plot they started continues, by Rosenstein implying there might even be questions about the validity of the subpoena.

Another glimpse of how Rosenstein thinks:”ignore the tyranny of the news cycle,” he said. So officials use the very process, procedures of our top institution to obstruct and subvert Congressional oversight, and then complain about the news cycle. The news is tyrannical? It all happened within DOJ… now tell us about tyranny!

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Yates drops inadvertent truth bomb

Yates sat down for an interview with Morning Joe sharpening her critique on President Trump, for his asking DOJ to look into investigation abuse of his presidential campaign.

The Hill

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday said President Trump has taken his “assault on the rule of law to a new level” by demanding the Justice Department (DOJ) look into alleged surveillance abuses of his 2016 presidential campaign.

 

“I think what we’re seeing here is the president has taken his all-out assault of the rule of law to a new level and this time he is ordering up an investigation of the investigators who are examining his own campaign. You know, that’s really shocking,” Yates said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/388599-sally-yates-trump-has-taken-his-assault-on-the-rule-of-law-to-a

Let’s talk about “Shocking” Sally.

No matter how coy Sally Yates tries to play with her words, the truth is still clear: “Investigators who are [investigating] his own campaign.” Think about that.

That is called investigating Trump’s campaign, and that is what they are/were doing. That is by definition what investigators do. It is Precisely the same predicament Comey had with Loretta Lynch over the Hillary Clinton investigation. They wanted to call it a matter, when in reality it was an investigation — intentionally botched one but an investigation.

See the problem now? They have been trying to tell us it is an investigation into Russia but from the mouths of babes, Yates slipped out the truth that it is an investigation of the Trump campaign, no matter how innocuously she tries to phrase it.

And when has this occurred before in history? How about never.

Sure autopsies on campaigns are done in politics by candidates post-election, but an FBI investigation of a presidential campaign, begun while in process some time before the election? Look for some precedent on that. I’m pretty sure there isn’t one. Even in Hillary’s case, they were investigating her prior conduct not the campaign itself.

During the 2016 campaign, remember how much they made out of the fact that we don’t go after political opponents in this country. Presuming an investigation against Hillary, after the election, was the subject. No, in this case they opened and carried on an active investigation of the Trump campaign long before the election. Then carried it right into his presidency. He had never been a public official or even in a major campaign before. So the conduct they were looking at was before he even got into office.

Imagine what all those investigators were thinking as they watched the campaign go on, knowing full well they had a spy or paid informant working with FBI in their investigation into the campaign? And knowing they were using the dosssier of his political opponent as their reason and evidence for FISA warrants. Then they lied about it all the way.

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