Surprise! Where have I seen this movie before? What integrity?
Surprise! Where have I seen this movie before? What integrity?
Just a few comments on the hearings with FBI Director Chris Wray.
At one point he said the FBI focuses on the violence not the particular ideology or motivations. He repeated that doctrine a few times.
So why does he make an intentional point of always mentioning white supremacists and right-wing extremists as a number one threat? Seems like that is all he cares about.
On two occasions, by Cruz and Blackburn, Chris Wray was asked about the threat information they had prior to Jan 6th, and who called for the National Guard or didn’t? He was reluctant to answer but did admit that a “local authority,” meaning mayor, declined or didn’t want the guard activated.
So if he is investigating this January 6th event, in the numbers he is saying, then wouldn’t he also establish the chain of who didn’t or refused to call the Guard? But he acts like he doesn’t really know such an important detail about the defense of the capitol. How could you investigate without knowing that?
Asked about the death of the Capitol officer, he did not know the cause or details of cause of death. Why not? And why were they telling us he was hit or beaten with a fire extinguisher? Suddenly he is now Sgt. Schultz and knows nothing.
About stonewalling Congress or not answering specific questions over the last four years, he has no answer. Then he is asked about FBI’s referrals or actions taken against anyone from the Horowitz report. His answer is that along came the Durham investigation which caused FBI to pause any disciplinary action in the matters. We must wait.
Chris Wray has proved himself just as competent as Comey and McCabe were. But he can tell you he made two significant minority appointments among 6 top-floor department heads.One Asian and one black. That’s a relief to know.
As to who knew what when at the Capitol, who can really know? Come on, man!
I don’t know why this would belong here but…..
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Wonders never cease. Four years later, the professional liars continue their charade.
Lindsey Graham held hearings with Comey and now the infamous McCabe testifies.
McCabe announced he was the target of a wrongful biased investigation, which resulted in his termination. He said he is seeking recourse through the courts.
I’ll be danged. McCabe a victim of bias? Wow. And what recourse do his victims or Donald Trump have for what was done? What court does Trump go to for remedy of treatment?
So this is what a career professional, lying snake looks and acts like.
McCabe was “wrongfully fired and did nothing wrong,” he told Sen. Blackburn. A “deeply unfair and flawed investigation,” he called it.
He also admitted that it was an investigation on the Trump campaign.
Dianne Feinstein said “it’s time to turn the page on Crossfire Hurricane”…i.e from the whole 2016 election cabal. Well, I’ll be danged, again.
She means from that page they turned into a coup, a special counsel jihad and smears against a sitting president. The page that undermined a president and targeted candidate Trump. That tome…. radical Democrats conspired and eagerly wrote with Deep State.
That tome also later parlayed with an impeachment hoax show trial.
But at the bottom of all this cabal was also the treatment of Gen. Flynn. McCabe admitted pursuing a counterintelligence investigation – based on whatever lies and false premises they deemed fit – and then denied the Logan Act was any factor in it.
However, that is exactly what was driving the entire agenda, for what they claim was appropriate treatment. It was a stealth Logan Act case they were pursuing against Flynn.
McCabe requires the willing suspension of disbelief. (words Hillary was fond of)
To quote Bill Clinton, “this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen!”
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Obama and Biden were responsible for the most egregious abuse of power in US history. Just start there. What a way to be memorialized in history for future generations.
I think we have been looking at this sort of backwards. We think of all the henchmen, or who carried what out, as the bad guys for what they did. But they were only the facilitators. Sure, they were all in on it though the henchmen are the ones who did it. But the orders as well as hatched plans had come from the top.
Obama and Biden did what they did and conducted a spying operation against Trump because they didn’t like who got elected president. But that doesn’t go back far enough because it started while Trump was running for president.
So to unfold this you go to where what Hillary did meshed with what Obama did. That intersection would be the crucial point. But Obama was heavily involved in Hillary’s campaign, as if it were his own re-election campaign.
Hillary is the one who set the law firm in place between her and Fusion GPS to create the dossier, which got back fed into the FBI and intelligence. But it appears that the FBI already had a surveillance operation against the Trump campaign. Both sides appeared to have been working against Trump, but the dossier certainly combined the two if they were not already aligned. I don’t think there was any doubt that Obama/Biden and Hillary were working together all along.
When people try to keep an open mind is when they get into all kinds of trouble. They try to decouple what the parties were doing when it was in concert. By accident? Hardly, the facts keep bringing it back to a unified effort. And if they were not operating cohesively at first, they certainly wanted to be. FBI sealed that.
Team Hillary was desperately waving a flag saying: ‘look here, investigate this.’ And then they went to lengths to create official links within the FBI to Hillary’s campaign. Maybe there is a question on exactly what date they were formally working together, but they functioned as one from the beginning. Both parties working toward the same goals. You could say parallel tracks.
Ah, the Obama – Biden administration wanted to use and offload the problem with Russia meddling right into Trump’s lap. He was a patsy to scapegoat the Russian problem on.
Remember that Russian meddling had been a problem since 2014, long before Trump. Any sitting president would have been aware of it, as Obama was. What to do? He stalled on any action. Then Trump became a convenient purpose to use the Russian problem for. Hence, create the narrative.
But then Hillary was onboard with the same mission. Was that by coincidence? Didn’t they share those same concerns and ideas? One would expect they must have.
Oh but then there was the flowering FBI investigation over Hillary that would wilt away, in July, at FBI’s behest. Not that they were really seriously investigating her/it anyway. The purpose of that case was to go through the motions to clear her of wrong doing. So she could use it to show she was given a clean bill of health.
Past was intertwined with the future. There was Obama’s legacy and Hillary’s future presidency that would cover all of the dirty, dark areas of his tenure. While she would go on to use government for her own personal political gain, in keeping with the pattern.
Trump was an inconvenient interruption in more ways than he could even imagine. And the people could surely not be given the truth about any of what went on. That would be seen as failure from all sides of the cabal. Hillary’s legacy would be to cover his and hers. Both wanted nothing but glowing adoration for generations to come, even while turning the system inside out. (but it would all be for a good purpose – theirs)
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Trump was blamed for 3 years for not listening to intelligence. Now he responds to a real threat based on actionable intelligence and the Left goes berserk. In fact CNN’s byline now is question our intelligence first. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a Reaper Drone strike.
Indeed, all Democrats say they want to see the evidence and intelligence the president used in making the decision. They also dismissed killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
It turns out that there are suddenly a lot of arguments that can be made for not following our intelligence. Shall we say for NOT acting in real time to take out a major terrorist actor in the midst of rolling out attacks against the US.
Who thought that was possible?
It turns out there is so much to question about intelligence, much less what to do with it. I only wish everyone had the same interest in protecting US interests and in our national security. Wouldn’t that be nice? But they don’t; and let’s not deceive ourselves.
Our basic argument against Obama on Benghazi is that he didn’t do anything. In fact he did the opposite. He stood down any response to the attack. He should have had to explain it but he never did. Actually the whole thing was a cover up and lies by Susan Rice.
Incidentally, in the aftermath of the Qassem Soleimani strike, who was the top analyst CNN brought on to talk about it? Susan Rice. In a rational world of media coverage that would be irrational. And it would have no credibility.
Whom did CNN bring on next to talk about retaliation threats from Iran against the US? That would be FBI’s discredited former General Counsel, James Baker and Dep Director Andrew McCabe. Later, James Clapper rounded out their coverage of the experts.
Democrats are blinded by politics and their hatred for Trump. Those same people who never answered for the failures in Benghazi. Never mind that attacking our embassy is an act of war. They can ignore that.
How long till the left throws intelligence under the bus? But what a shame that Benghazi didn’t even merit a whisper campaign. That denial went on for years — same people.
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For years now, we have been forced to qualify every conversation on the subject by stating the FBI is honorable and deserves our unwavering respect for the great job it does.
Repeat: “I do not demean the FBI” echoing this decree on a loop.(optional megaphone)
I would like to counter that at the risk of offending those required sentiments. I am extremely ashamed and offended by what the FBI has done, apparently with carte blanche over the last 3 years. I am disturbed and disgusted by it. And I will not make apologies to anyone for my informed disdain.
This was not just some abuses within the system that occurred, it was the entire system that was abused. Nor was it some case of “sloppiness” regarding FISA either.
Not by some rogue agents within the department, this was done and condoned at the highest levels within the Bureau. Then it was defended even to this very day. I am supposed to have empathy for that? I think not.
That some of those responsible for this conduct are still employed in that agency is further cause for disgust. I cannot misplace my outrage for that.
To the rank and file agents: we did not do this to you, your agency did it. Do not blame us for the reputation hit to your agency. We know you did not force your superiors to do it either. That does not, however, minimize what has happened. It was egregious for the country not only your department. It shed a stain on our entire government as a whole.
I will not make gratuitous excuses for or minimize what FBI leadership did. As the premier law enforcement agency in the country, there must be accountability. Weeding out a few of the bad actors does not cut it. Replacing one director does not solve the problem. It is a leadership issue. And we cannot condone it.
So the “good work” the Bureau does cannot be used by anyone as a blank license for this.
The lacking necessary oversight that allowed it to happen is another big problem. I am disgusted by that as well. And that must not be repeated.
I make no apologies now or in the future. Those rank and file agents must now live with it, and the damage done, the same way the rest of the country has to live with this stain. We can only hope that it becomes a learning experience for us all – and for history itself.
Note: the era of qualifying statements on honorability of the FBI have officially ended.
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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.
McCabe pens an editorial in the Washington Post. This man is sick like his mentor.
Just as disgusting as the leadership and things he was party to is this excuse of a self-defense, using the entire FBI to make it.
In totally political hubris, he broadens the case against him as one against the entire FBI. Not so. He leans heavily on the rest of the FBI to bolster him as a great leader. Not so.
“I was drawn to the FBI by nothing more complicated than a desire to do good. In 1994, I submitted a special-agent application, dreaming about what life as a criminal investigator would be like. I devoured every book I could find, and binged on news coverage of FBI investigations.”
Spare us the self-flattering noble intentions. Anyway, it is entirely possible to have noble intentions, 21 years ago, and end up as a dirty cop. That is the matter we should deal with: what happens when that person, you insist you were, turns into the one who deserved to be fired? That is the lesson or example recruits and FBI agents should heed.
“True to form, our agents, analysts and professional staff reacted as FBI people always do. They continued to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution despite the political winds — and the unprecedented attacks on us by the president and other partisans — that buffeted us.”
They continued, despite yours and Comey’s misguided malfeasance and leadership, to do their jobs. Interesting though not unexpected. That is of course what respectable people do. A government agency has to be much larger than its lone leader(s).
So then he launches into a recruitment theme on how we need good young people. Again, nothing to do with the subject of his own conduct or malfeasance.
“…to protect and defend them, honestly, justly and fairly. There is no greater responsibility, but there is no greater reward. We cannot afford for young people to be dissuaded from lives of public service by the divisive politics and partisan attacks that now so characterize our national discourse and that, I believe, played a major role in the end of my FBI career.”
Apparently you are just as much of a narcissist as Comey. It is not all about you. They won’t all make their decisions based on you or Comey. But possibly in spite of you.
“Divisive politics and partisan attacks?” You and Comey dragged politics and dvissive attacks into the FBI. And then you attempt to use the cover of honor, integrity and leadership to justify it. Those qualities don’t justify what you did, they contradict it.
Ah oh… it seems it was your own corrupted political influences and motives which caused your downfall — not the political motives of others for your firing.
“There is nothing like having the opportunity to be a part of the greatest law-enforcement organization in the world, working every day for goals that you respect and cherish. It is the best job you will ever have. Even if a president decides to attack you and your family. Even if you get fired on a Friday night, one day from your retirement.”
Maybe you should have appreciated and then respected the organization more than your personal objectives or desires. Your actions were disrespectful to the organization you led and now claim to defend. In truth, you are really only defending yourself by using the integrity of the agency — not representing it.
And guess what, Andrew-lack of candor-McCabe, you aren’t the victim here. We are.
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Once again, Hillary’s ship of lies sailed abroad to promote her, well, stolen victory.
“And his whole campaign — ‘Make America Great Again’ — was looking backward. You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights; you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs; you don’t want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are — you know, whatever your problem is, I’m gonna solve it.”
Hillary muses that many white women were prepared to do the “right” thing until that dastardly James Comey intervened:
‘What happened in my election is I was on the way to winning white women until former director of the FBI Jim Comey dropped that very ill-advised letter on Oct. the 28th and my numbers just went down… All of a sudden white women who were going to vote for me, and frankly standing up to the men in their lives and the men in their work places were being told, “She’s going to jail, you don’t want to vote for her. It’s going to be terrible you can’t vote for that.” It stopped my momentum and it decreased my vote enough. Because I was ahead and I was winning and I thought I had fought my way back,’ she concluded.
Okay, this needs a translation so allow me. What she meant is this:
‘I had a full-blown revolution going on among women bullied by men and others, long intimidated to vote otherwise. (I should be commended for that accomplishment) This was real progress for the weaker women who were iberated to vote for me. That is until Jim Comey put the kibosh on that by dropping the investigation hammer on me. That hammer was to be used on Trump. How dare he?
Well, my vast lead, and these liberated vaginas, were halted in their tracks. I tried to almost fight my way back from that, unsuccessfully of course. It totally overcame those newly liberated women with weak knees. They believed this fraudulent bunk about me. After their years of abuse and victimization from powerful men and interests, they succumbed to the plot. My lead evaporated. We tried to correct the record.
It didn’t work, there wasn’t enough time.
But that distrust should have all gone on Trump. I spent a lot of money, as did the DNC, to make sure the voters got the message. They blew it. I mean those incompetent boobs who were paid to arrange this whole investigation into Donald Trump, the dossier and all, with the intelligence community and Obama’s fledglings, were supposed to stop him earlier. They clearly were not up to the challenge he presented. The kicker is Obama used the same vendors in 2012. I even paid them more money. What’s that tell you?
So I did not fail. The village failed to deliver for me. And well, those foolish women who succumbed to bullying tactics should have known better. But I did everything I could do. That torpedo on the 28th came out of nowhere. Now here I am. I didn’t lose, I was prevented from victory. I was well on my way to winning. They stole it from me.
Everyone with a brain knows that. I even had a huge excess of voters in California who still did their duty to elect the first woman. Those backwards areas listening to Trump double crossed me in the end. They kowtowed under the pressure. The bullies — who were always after me and Bill — screwed me over, in a race that mattered for women’s liberation. Those vast right-wing bastards. And I won’t stop talking about it.’
There’s her whole unfiltered story.
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A few things happened this week. Nothing out of the ordinary, I assure you. Just the typical, normal routine government stuff. Boring. Well, normal for these days.
With the publicity about the House memo put out by Devin Nunes, all the Democrats are livid.(triggered) They were all asked to go and see the very classified information for themselves but most Democrats declined the invitation. Nyet! [no in Russian]
But the FBI complained that they need to review and sign off on the information. Gee, the same FBI who stonewalled release of documents. By the way, most of the information came from them. FBI has control over what Congress can do now? That is new.
Then the DOJ said it would be “unprecedented and reckless” to release the information. “Danger, Will Robinson.” Is that a loud “nyet”? Oh, so they get veto power over what Congress, who has oversight, can release to the public. They already made Congress go to court to get the documents members of Congress demanded.
Dems and media claimed #Release The Memo is being promoted by Russian bots. I’d say Russia might figure by now that government is doing enough damage by itself.
Mueller wants to interview Trump. Okay, the guy Trump interviewed to run FBI just before being anointed Special Counsel needs to interview Trump. Every time there is good news for Trump, Mueller strategically leaks something to carry the media- driven, anti-Trump narrative. Conveniently, just as Trump leaves for Davos, Switzerland.
The awaited doctor exam did not work out well at all for team resistance. Trump is healthy and not slobbering in his soup. Media says how can that be?
Five months of communication records went missing from key investigators of Clinton’s and Trump’s case. No worry, says the FBI, ‘normal’ glitches with new phone updates. Remember Lois Lerner had normal problems with those emails, too? But she was first in line to run to the court to seal her testimony “records” So it’s just a snafu, you lose.
A glitch causes a 5-month screw up? Maybe they switched to Hillary’s IT vendor. Oh, that’s right, he’s wandering around in hiding somewhere. Or didn’t they all get immunity? But I bet there is a real good reason – other than misconfiguration issues. They would never keep them from us.
Wait, Democrats and their media allies attack Republicans and Trump for questioning the FBI leadership. Crazy. Now being offended at corrupt leadership is sacrilegious. Dems immediately said we are attacking the entire FBI. No, the leadership sucks, just like some of the DOJ. Conflicts and corruption are everywhere.
You have to hand it to Trump, since he came in it’s being exposed daily. Wouldn’t you think rank and file FBI are offended? Dems say just leave it alone, they are doing fine.
Speaking of FBI, it seems word went out to Director Wray to fire McCabe. He supposedly refused and then threatened to resign if DOJ continued that dialogue. If so, I didn’t know they make all personnel decisions on FBI Island, where even the AG cannot override them. Okay, so who is in charge here? FBI has a veto too?
We already know about the Schumer Shutdown. He demands what is put on the agenda. And now Schumner seems to think he has a veto over the wall. What’s up, Chuck?
Sanctuary cities? Oh some in California are going to arrest officials cooperating with ICE. While they are at it, they are going to write immigration law too. (which ICE should follow) Then they demand Feds can’t touch anything they issued a law on. A veto? Usurpation of law is now a Constitutional right. That’s in the 10th amendment now.
How bad is it? I saw the writing on the wall… and even the wall was crying.
Can we find anything else crazy in the news? See what radicals, with the help of Deep State, can do given opportunity and 8 years of a corrupt administration? Sky’s the limit.
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For my last post of the year, it was a dilemma. Should I write about Hillary? She was supposed to be off stage in nowhere but she crashed into 2017 and squatted like Occupy Wall St and won’t leave, even when her supporters tire of her.
Should it be about Obama? He was supposed to be out of office yet resurfaces every time there is any blame to hand out. so he can attack Trump. I guess he did evolve from blaming Bush to blaming Trump. He’s like a terrible movie with a lousy ending. Plus we have the ghost of Obama and shadowy operations popping up everywhere.
Speaking of never ending, I could do something about Nancy Pelosi since there is endless material. She also refuses to get out even when the base demands new leaders. The left can find all kinds of reasons to terminate babies but can’t get rid of old leaders. They want to “flip states” but not leaders.
Well, then there is Trump who the left is trying everything they can to get off the stage. So the guys who can’t get their decades-old people out suddenly can’t stomach a new guy on the block who rocks their world.
Or maybe I could follow NYT lead who, for the last days of the year, did a story about George Papadopoulos. A story of a drunk popping off his mouth about Russia having Clinton emails. (which they probably couldn’t have had if she didn’t have a private server). By telling someone, it was relayed to intelligence a few months later, which started the investigation on Trump. Of course this was based on credible but anonymous sources. (wink-nod) When FBI or Mueller wants a story out, it gets out. But when Congress wants information from FBI, we get stonewalled and can’t get it.
What is wrong with that story? Start with the reason for it is to create a justification for the investigation in the first place. To divert from the dirty dossier. In turn, that should tell us where it came from and why. This is an attempt to substantiate this whole investigation. I know, blame it on the 3rd rate dunk guy, one who lied to the FBI. So the FBI fell for the old drunk guy in a bar routine. Yeah, ‘A justifying we will go!’
Others believed that the possibility of a compromised presidential campaign was so serious that it warranted the most thorough, aggressive tactics. Even if the odds against a Trump presidency were long, these agents argued, it was prudent to take every precaution.
That included questioning Christopher Steele, the former British spy who was compiling the dossier alleging a far-ranging Russian conspiracy to elect Mr. Trump. A team of F.B.I. agents traveled to Europe to interview Mr. Steele in early October 2016. Mr. Steele had shown some of his findings to an F.B.I. agent in Rome three months earlier, but that information was not part of the justification to start an counterintelligence inquiry, American officials said.
Ultimately, the F.B.I. and Justice Department decided to keep the investigation quiet, a decision that Democrats in particular have criticized. And agents did not interview Mr. Papadopoulos until late January.
They are desperate now — the closer we all look — to justify how this investigation came about and on what grounds. They certainly don’t want it justified on a dirty dossier from Russians by a campaign op-research, paid for by the DNC and campaign, while collaborating with the FBI and intelligence. The article tells us it isn’t. (whether they meant to or not) Until we find out later it was.
Last week they talked about McCain’s associate who brought the dossier back to give it to the FBI. But they had to admit the FBI already had that information in installments as Steele composed it. Oh, but now a drunk guy in a bar is the one who sparked the whole investigation. Right. To top it off, how many times already have we either been lied to or deceived? I lost count.
Well, we don’t have to believe it. This is only their latest explanation for an ill-conceived investigation that is way out of control, and likely based on political motives.
So finish off the year the way they started it, with the BS meter pegged to the max. Funny they are finally getting around to justifying this witch hunt — or desperately trying to. About a year late in even attempting that.
Happy New Years to an MSM that should be ashamed of themselves!
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I apologize for yet another rant, though I like to call them op-eds on the current state of liberaldom. And the current state is disgusting.
I have a little familiarity with language but that fails when it comes to describing what is going on. As is my usual argument about liberalism, perception is reality — being that perception is what they live in.
I am continually amazed how far they will go to either assert that perception as fact or in denying the reality around them. Such is the liberal animal though, since it is a creature of habit and habitiat, driven by its ideology. The other chief tool is projecting on opponents their own exact faults and abuses. The failures of what they do either do not exist in their minds or are just more opportunities to obfuscate the truth.
You know the saying that “sunlight is the best disinfectant” but there isn’t enough sunshine at the equator to disinfect this corruption from the left. No, I’m not buying that excuse that both sides do it and one side didn’t create all this. We see where the corruption is rolling like a river from.
And you might say, “but you are not being objectively fair.” That’s the problem with the left, I do have a bias for good reasons and don’t pretend to be an impartial tool. And most liberals don’t have an ounce of objectivity. They pride themselves on being biased. They demand objectivity from everyone else.
So we have an investigation into Trump over Russia. But a dossier with information from Russian operatives was assembled to use against him.
Here’s the line the left uses: if Mueller is removed it creates a Constitutional crisis. But the Special Counsel investigation itself created a Constitutional crisis. We don’t have to worry about an investigation getting corrupted, it was born of corruption — what else could it be?
We’re getting to the real point, the obvious mission of the investigation. First, it was started in search of a justification. But that is not the problem now. We see what the whole thing really is: the purpose of the investigation is a cover up for what went on. It is a giant cover up operation for the mass politicization and corruption of the DOJ and FBI.
Now the whole Trump campaign that evolved into the transition of President-elect Trump has been pilfered by Mueller. It is an investigation of the whole apparatus.
Let’s be clear that this is an investigation of a campaign and the election. We have the loser colluding with government against the president — as they did during the campaign. What we had even before the investigation is government targeting a president. And it continues. There is not enough sunlight to sanitize this. We know what is going on, from warrantless searches to surveillance of a candidate/campaign, however falsely they justified it.
Then we have one more interesting thing. I complained back in the campaign about the way they treated Trump. And I was outraged by their branding him with names. Remember former CIA director, Mike Morell went to media to write an op-ed attack on Trump, using his years in intelligence as his credentials for it — to add a certification of legitimacy for his charges. He called Trump an unwitting agent of a foreign government. That was akin to treason. Obama also followed that similar track.
Update, the same Mike Morell comes out to apologize for getting it wrong saying they reacted badly. Sorry, not really! It was the half-hearted dance the liberal bastards do when their heads are in a vice. See how he morphs a feigned apology into pointing the finger of blame… but on Trump: The Hill
Michael Morell, the former Acting Director of the CIA, recently confessed that maybe it was a mistake for himself, the former chief of the CIA and NSA, Gen. Michael Hayden, and the then-Director of the CIA, John Brennan, to criticize candidate Donald Trump. He admitted that he failed to understand how Trump would interpret their campaign criticism, which is pretty damning coming from someone who briefed presidents on how foreign leaders think.
Of course, Morell didn’t cop to his behavior, saying, “So, I don’t think it was a mistake. I think there were downsides to it that I didn’t think about at the time … I don’t think I fully thought through the implications.” [more]
Wait, he does not apologize saying it was “not a mistake”. Mike just didn’t “think through the implications” — the implications of politicizing intelligence and calling someone a traitor. The problem is he knew exactly what he was doing then. But the new revelations of biases would taint what he did so he’s trying to duck and cover it.
He didn’t know how Trump would respond to that? I don’t know, how do you respond to be called a foreign agent of an enemy? How do you respond to government and intelligence conspiring against you? If Hillary would have won, that would be the end of it. Success. No need to ever mention it again. Don’t even pull the knife from the victim, just let him lay there. I have a special contempt for Morell after what he did. So the problem was how Trump interpreted it?
But what Morel took part in, and helped cause, was real damage. Even apologizing now would never undo any of that. In fact, they get to have it both ways — just like Clinton defenders — because they got to do their political attacks and benefited from them. Now they are still reaping all the benefits of the false attacks. Except they want to be excused for what they did.
That brings it back to the investigation. Never mind the faulty premises or the conflicted political biases, or the illegalities involved. Never mind spending a year beating on the results of the election with a sludge hammer. Never mind what the last administration did, or what the other candidate did in the process of “democracy.” Never mind the sheer corruption and bias involved across government.
Finally, never mind that this whole thing has been a cover up and a diversion from focusing on the real corruption that ran rampant for 8 years. They needed a scapegoat and a whipping post. Never mind what this cover up of corruption does to democracy. Yet they had the nerve to complain that Trump was somehow threatening or destroying democracy, “as democracy was under attack.” There is no undoing what they did, or turning back.
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We have now reached the point where I have to say that hearings on oversight of the DOJ and Mueller’s rogue operation can be called triggering. On both sides.
Yes, I said it. Dems prove they are triggered just having hearings of Rosenstein. I have my own problems with it that cause frustration and raise my anger to new levels. But Democrats were triggered even before the hearings.
Then Democrats question the fact that we have lost trust in the FBI in particular and the DOJ in general. But not really. They only claim the service of thousands of agents is noble and that, I suppose, we should appreciate their service. That is not the point.
If the entire agency is saddled with this ‘corrupted’ leadership, what good is all that? Seems it is a hard time for FBI and big-government liberals who usually defend it. The problem is this rotting stench coming from the top of the agency diminishes their ‘professional’ service.
We are in strange times. What better illustration of the times than this.
Crazy is Democrats using basic anti-discrimination policy to defend blatant political discrimination and bias within a government agency. They seem to want to give a pass to the political bias that has been exposed in DOJ and the investigations of Trump and Hillary. But the bias only goes one way.
So if anti-discrimination policy can now be used for the very reason to be biased and discriminate, we are in a strange place. But they did almost the same thing with Lois Lerner and the IRS. Radicals and Deep State bureaucrats don’t just wear their biases on their sleeve for all to see, but now they want to use political bias as the justification.
Being triggered like Dems are, especially at the loss of the election and Trump’s victory, they are expected to use the full weight of their bias against the president and his administration. In short, that is what they are there for and what their bias is for. Then they use the bias for what they did as the defense for what they did. Political motives rule.
In that light, I guess hearings about such topics and agenda could be triggering. The culture of bias at the top taints all else, because it is meant to. So don’t worry about Mueller’s investigation being corrupted, it was created by and a byproduct of political corruption.
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Someone touched a nerve.
by Daniel Chaitin | Dec 2, 2017 | Washington Examiner
Matt Drudge, editor and founder of the Internet news powerhouse Drudge Report, put the special counsel probe on notice Saturday.
In a flurry of tweets, stark against an otherwise empty Twitter page (Drudge has a habit of deleting his prior tweets), the influential but reclusive conservative figure painted Robert Mueller and his Russia inquiry team as a farce.
“Mueller’s secretive grand jury made up of residen[ts] from DC, where 91% voted for Hillary…,” he began, referring to the grand jury Mueller put together to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
His tweet came a day after Mike Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty in federal court to lying to the FBI about his talks with Russian officials. In the run-up to Friday’s bombshell, prosecutors had canceled scheduled grand jury testimony related to Flynn. The grand jury in Washington already had indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former associate for crimes related to their lobbying work abroad…./
“We know what happens when one lies to the FBI,” Drudge said. “But what is the punishment when the FBI lies to us?”
Well, that is the trillion -dollar question, isn’t it? But I won’t wait for any answers. IOW, “we lie when we want to or need to, and we make a habit of not being accountable for it.” Penalty? Actually, I think it is rewarded. Why else would they need to?
There was a time when mob bosses were the bad guys and the FBI were considered the good guys. One was supposedly the answer to the other — guess which?
It’s sort of different now that an FBI Director acts more like a mob boss than a good guy. These days, everything seems upside down or inside out.
So it was yesteryear that, despite any current problems, the FBI usually enjoyed a degree of integrity and credibility even when approval waned for other government.
There also was a time the Department of Justice stood for nonpartisan justice, not for another political branch of government. It retained its reputation by remaining objective. Gone, under Obama, are those days. Likewise with the FBI.
Every department in government was politicized under Obama. If it was not radically ‘activated’ by the Left, it wasn’t for lack of politicization. It probably was just yet to be sufficiently proven in public.
Under Obama, the lines were blurred between the gangsters and government officials. The latter had an Omerta and both is a Cosa Nostra — “our thing”. Black Lives Matter and the radicals had a revolving door to the White House. Racists were in charge of racism.
Obama wanted to put on his shoes to march with protestors. When they chanted pigs in the blanket, the White House and Department of Justice were silent. Then cops were killed. But the Dep. of Cosa Nostra only cared about forcing mayors and police to sign consent decrees. Any shooting by a police officer was scandalized to ignite riots and usurp police departments, which provoked no reaction. Wait, the response was cops were told to stand down as violence rose.
Then the Department of inJustice handled the Clinton investigation with FBI carrying its water. (Mob rules) Surveillance rises and there is no leak or outcry. No one was on the people’s side. Feds and DOJ were conveniently locked into their political cocoon.
In comes Trump and when leaks occur, there is no investigation or will to find them. Trump complains about surveillance and leaks so they deny it, ignore him, or feel a reflexive need to correct him. Trump cannot tell the Washington cartel or Cosa Nostra what to do. No, they can’t have that. Wise guys revolt or break windows.
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Its billing was “must see” but its reality was seeing does not equate to belief.
I could have made a long, textual post no one would care to read, but no one could indict Comey’s credibility better than he did all by himself. Comey goes to the Senate.
There was an impeachment on Thursday in the Senate…
an impeachment of Comey’s character.
The guy displays all that is wrong with our government. He plotted by political motives all the way along, and then sought to manipulate the entire process for his self-relevant gain.
The best part is that he was fired but even that didn’t temper his manipulative scheme or enthusiasm for relevancy. He is the consummate disgruntled employee now. For Comey, going postal means getting up in the middle of the night to plot leaking information to try to take down a sitting president.
Leakers everywhere must be toasting Jim’s motivation, creativity and persistence.
Comey, as we see in living color, is not the textbook example of a man of character but a compromised man of self-serving character, swimming in a sea of politicized government of Obama. Even his adept lies were not enough to mitigate his character flaws. Emotional yes.
Okay, I’ll mention just one statement:
“I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it important to document.” – Comey on his memo.
Note how he refers to his “honest” emotions and Trump’s deceitful nature. But what is the nature of a teed off government bureaucrat?
He claimed the reason he just had to leak was to get a special counsel to investigate. An investigation that would ‘hopefully’ put him — and his memos — smack in the middle of. An investigation where he could apply his vast, crisis-
creating chasing experience and talents, aided by a special counsel who was a long time friend. What could go wrong?
In a Twilight Zone episode, it might be described something like this:
“A man who sought to be the leading influencer of an investigation finds himself at the center of controversy in the investigation. Tables turn as he must now justify his own motives by trying to impugn the motives of everyone else. Stay tuned as best schemes sometimes do not work out just the way you
plotted planned them. …
I give you: ‘The Irony of a Government Bureaucrat’.”
RightRing | Bullright – 6/11/17
Is there a nutjob in the house?
May 11, 2017
Mr. Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump Tuesday on recommendations from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, claimed the decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton for mishandling classified information was “unanimous.”
However, multiple sources not only told PPD the decision wasn’t unanimous, but also that the former director undercut their investigation from start to finish.
“Comey was never an investigator or agent. Special agents are trained and were insulted that Comey included them in his artificial ‘we,’” one agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said. “To suggest all agreed there was not enough to prosecute, was misleading. It’s false. Trained investigators agreed that there was more than enough. He stood in the way.”
The story told to PPD must be retold in the proper context…./
Context is everything. Interesting also that Comey and Mueller are best of friends and it is unanimously praised. That’s like David Axelrod being independent about Obama.
Normally, that is what you’d call a Huge Conflict of Interest. Yet even among the 535 members of the cesspool in DC, no one finds this fraternal friendship problematic and praised the selection of an unbiased “Special Counsel.”
Even in the media, no one seems to find it troubling. Instead, they celebrate the fact that the two good friends go way back, personally and professionally. Cosa Nostra comes to mind. Maybe we ought to subpoena all the correspondence — writings and otherwise — between the two?
The Democrats and liberal leftists, Marxists have embarked on a Shock and Chaos campaign. Trump and DOJ fires FBI Dir. Comey and all the liberal fruits rise to the top.
Leading Democrats say they either lack confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosentein, or that it is shaken, after only confirming him weeks ago. Dems say they will stop a new nominee any way possible until a special prosecutor is appointed. One can see where that is headed — or how many resignations can they call for? They took the opportunity to renew calls for protests against the Trump administration.
Meanwhile, their hearings in the House and Senate will continue in any case. They will have Comey testify in closed-session, then in public. And at least two Senators, Blumenthal and Warner, hope to hire Comey in their Russia-collusion investigation. They also want to start a second, stealth investigation in the Judicial Committee to look into the AG’s office, including Rosenstein’s actions and AG Sessions, along with new nominations.
In the midst of this, Democrats and and mainstream media, like David Gregory, have said Trump could not fire Comey in the middle of this investigation. Apparently an FBI director has termination immunity if FBI has an investigation involving or surrounding the president. Really? Sounds like a job security plan to me.
Not alone, Dems are trying to enlist usual turncoat Republicans McCain, Flake, Sasse, Graham, Collins to reinforce their efforts to prevent any new nominee and push for Special Prosecuter et al. Then they will double up on their usual radicalizing any process.
Enter the up and comers: Senator Corey Booker, potential wannabe Obamafile, takes to the MSM circuit to declare, “The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!” (maybe he should have a chat with president flexibility – Gumby)
Then, having created all this chaos in their shock treatment, Democrats think they can use that “sad” state we are in to try to impeach the president. It should be laughable, but for them it is not. Plus they have their media/press accomplices to drive their narrative.
So welcome to the Radical-United States of America, at the pleasure of Democrats.
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Let’s see now: James Comey goes out of his way to bury, seal off, and officially close the Hillary investigation. Well, or whatever the hell he was investigating. That would head off or terminate future, continuing probes once she presumably assumed office. Closure.
But then, at the very same time, he left an ongoing investigation wide open to run the course for as long as he — presumably, he alone — felt justified in continuing the stealthy probe. To that end, he already advanced the narrative in previous hearings that some of these investigations can take a long time, even years. And he’s not compelled to say.
Yet in Hillary’s case he wanted to nail the box shut by officially calling it a closed investigation. Nothing he can do to change those facts.
So what we have left in the smokescreen is an ongoing, never ending, probe involving the Trump campaign or possible ties to Russia. It is on course to run out any clock. No limits. Why would Comey need any? ‘We don’t confirm or deny investigations.‘
In effect, he is doing the very thing to Trump that he feared doing so much to Hillary. No way can he claim to be objective. The Hillary probe was a show investigation anyway, done to end possible questions about her later. Just the way she did in Benghazi, Hillary could claim it was all investigated very closely and cleared her of any wrongdoing.
That was the goal in the server/email investigation all along, giving her security of having been cleared. So having this investigation jihad on Trump continue over the course of his first term bothers who? What harm would it do? Why is there a need to close it? All the questions he feverishly felt needed answering on Hillary.
For Trump, who cares?
Something tangentially came out in the latest hearing on Wednesday. Comey admitted that the collateral contact information collected on Americans via foreign target surveillance is stored away. Then he was asked if that database was searchable . Indeed, yes he admitted it is searchable. Which means at a later date, or anytime really, they could access and search that database — meaning search people’s information. Done without a warrant.
Comey recently expressed that old political adage that if he was making both sides unhappy he must be doing something right. Somehow that demonstrates impartiality, fairness, or being apolitical. No, it is possible to frustrate both sides and be wrong all the way around, to both sides. Just because you gored two different oxen, does not mean you were justified in goring either, or that you were fair to each.
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I will not bash Conmey for reopening the Clinton investigation, but results do mater. How quickly Dems have turned on their pillar of integrity they’ve been touting for months.
Comey has put himself in a box. He made a wrong decision in July, now he reopens his flawed investigation. So what do we expect? Well, he has new information that does not change his original determination in July. No matter the new evidence, he will likely come to the same conclusion — rather than admit his conclusion was flawed in the first place.
He had little choice but to bring it forward. I expect this will just get buried in the same way and place that the other information got deep-sixed.
Comey’s only real choice forward now is to be consistently wrong, at least regarding the email server situation. His problem is how to explain it? Though taking a different position now could jeopardize any integrity of the first conclusion that Dems went gaga over. So he has a huge explanation problem.
Remember the main crux of this current debacle is that he said in his July statement that the investigation was completed. In his rush to put a period on the sentence, then, he prematurely shot himself in the foot. Now he has to declare, whoops it isn’t complete “I’m going to reopen it.” Though he already set the precedent and standard to dismiss, explain away, or marginalize even this new evidence and information. How does he do all that?
Aren’t you glad you are not James Comey? No matter what, he is going to piss off at least half the people in the country.
However, the last major problem is still Dep of Injustice which proves unwilling to prosecute. Could they prosecute Huma instead of Hillary? I have doubts. We already know they have refused to prosecute it. So then, what does even new information mean? It means the same treatment as the old information. It only makes the DOJ look even worse than it already does. We have a politicized and radicalized government.
In conclusion one can say, in other words, that the FBI’s pointless investigation into nothingness continues. Be it officially declared and noted this day of 2016! In the end Hillary wants to use the fact that the investigation went nowhere to confirm her innocence — much as I detest that result. And she’ll use it as some kind of accomplishment, having navigated another investigation.
The question is not whether Hillary Clinton is above the law, but how far above the law she is. See what the seeds of corruption have brought us?
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