Get Your Hot @RealDonaldTrump Polls Here – Plus Sessions, Schumer, Sh*t

Alright, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT ABOUT EVERYTHING BELOW. We don’t want you to wake up the totalitarian left to anything we write here. Plus – We’ve got answers for you on why President Donald J. Trump is upping his push on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to quit – and answers on the Senate repeal ObamaCare vote. As a special bonus we will have a good laugh at “The Better Deal” of Obama Dimocrats which is related to all this and everything we have written since 2007.

First, hold on a few minutes while we once again gloat.

On May 5 of this year, while everyone else was moaning and groaning about the horrible Big Media news coverage of Russia, Kushner, Manafort, Sessions, etc. and forecasts of Trump impeachment or irrelevance, and disaster for the GOP and Trump in 2018 and 2020, we made our own prediction contrary to all that blather. We predicted a Trump reelection victory in 2020 and a GOP victory in the congressional elections of 2018:

It’s not to early for us to declare that President Donald J. Trump will be reelected in 2020. We already know his officially trademarked campaign slogan for 2020. [snip]

Obama Dimocrats will make it much easier for President Trump to be reelected. Obama Dimocrats will run on “time for a change” in 2018 and 2020. The screams and howls of “time for a change” from Obama Dimocrats will doom them and reelect President Trump. Why? How? [snip]

It will be the Kooks versus the “normals” in the Dimocrat primaries and the Kooks will win every time. [snip]

By the time the general elections in 2018 roll in, the “normals” that have been duped into running as Obama Dimocrats in the primaries will be aborted. The new “normals” in the general election will be Republicans who will run against the Obama full tilt Kooks that won their primaries.

Yup! Years before the 2016 elections came we predicted the 2016 elections would be a change election and that if Hillary Clinton wanted to win she had to be the candidate of change. Hillary ignored us and Hillary failed. In 2020 the election will be a “stay the course” election. President Trump will be reelected.

Let’s get to the news. We’ve already explained how much we like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and why he is such a great disappointment that needs to go. We haven’t explained why President Trump continues to schlong the AG.

Um, recess appointment. Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to resign early in August so that when the congress goes on the latest of their many vacations President Trump can recess appoint a new Attorney General that will fiercely attempt to stop leaks from all the federal employees doing Obama’s bidding.

The U.S. Senate has a lot to do for the remainder of this year (and can barely get the minimum done) so we hope President Trump recess appoints hundreds, if not thousands of appointees.

That explanation out of the way let’s deal with why the GOP wins in 2018.

Leftist San Francisco ex-Mayor Willie Brown agrees with us that President Trump is “winning”:

Failure? Trump is beating Democrats left and right

Democrats are handing President Trump a big fat “F” for his six months in office, but in this case the “F” may stand for frustration.

No matter what you think of Trump’s policies or personality, he has beaten Democrats on every angle.

The stock market is up. Unemployment is down.

And Trump has gotten nearly every nominee he wanted, including Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, which was absolutely critical to fulfilling the Republican agenda.

Even his inability to repeal Obamacare has turned into a backhanded win for Trump, if for no other reason than that it’s freed him from having to come up with a workable alternative, which he clearly does not have.

Like it or not, he’s doing what his supporters wanted him to do: make a lot of noise, hit the brakes on the Democratic agenda and keep them entertained.

Willie Brown wrote that before the Senate voted to proceed with ObamaCare repeal and replace. Perhaps ObamaCare repeal and replace will really happen after all.

But Willie Brown’s analysis is “entertainment”. The real evidence of a GOP win in 2018 is particularly staggering because it comes from one of the most respected Democrat pollsters.

Big Media wants to continue the misinformation campaign against President Trump alive. That’s why Big Media has ignored the polls that matter. Our comments section already discussed the Reuters poll that twisted the results to make it appear as if President Trump is losing support amongst Trump supporters:

In May, 82 percent of Trump voters said they would vote for him again. In July, that number jumped to 88 percent.

Reuters continues to distort data to publish headlines which attack President Trump. That’s the tactic Big Media employed in 2016. That the tactic Big Media failed with and which made Donald J. Trump president in 2016.

Why does Big Media continue to distort data and lie? Big Media understands that it is imperative to separate President Trump from Trump supporters. Only by convincing Trump supporters to abandon President Trump can the left win. As we wrote in June:

If Trump voters stick with President Trump then the GOP leadership has to stick with President Trump and the 2016 elections are a rerun. Obama Dimocrats can’t get the voters they disparage daily.

That’s the point. If Trump voters stick with Trump, Trump wins in 2020 and the GOP wins in 2018 (as long as the GOP sticks with President Trump).

But the key point is one we have written about repeatedly in our long running series “Mistake In ’08“. In Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy Coalition series of articles and in the “Mistake In ’08” series we explained that the Democratic Party of FDR committed suicide when they traded the winning FDR coalition of voters for the losers of the Obama “coalition of the ascendant”.

The well respected Democrat pollster Celinda Lake provides the data for the fulfillment of our predictions:

New study projects stunning drop in 2018 millennial voter turnout in battleground states

The 2016 presidential election — and its outcome — may have given plenty of Americans a new sense of urgency when it comes to civics.

But a new study projects that 40 million Americans who voted last year will likely not show up at the polls for the 2018 midterms — and that two-thirds of those “drop-off” voters will be millennials, unmarried women and people of color.

The report, just out from the Voter Participation Center and Lake Research Partners, “Comparing the Voting Electorate in 2012-2016 and Predicting 2018 Drop-off,” notes that many of those expected not to cast a ballot next year live in key battleground states like Arizona, Nevada, Florida and Ohio.

“Everybody declines in their turnout in off-year elections. But the decline is much, much more dramatic among the ‘Rising American Electorate,’” Democratic strategist and pollster Celinda Lake said in a Thursday conference call about the findings.

According to the report produced for the nonprofit Voter Participation Center, which works to increase civic engagement, “35.1% of those who voted in 2016, or 25.4 million RAE voters, will stay home” in 2018. By comparison, “The predicted drop-off among non-RAE voters is only 22.1%, or 14.4 million voters.”

The study defines the “Rising American Electorate” as unmarried women, millennials ages 18 to 34, African-Americans, Latinos and other people of color as defined by the U.S. Census.

The totalitarian leftist kooks will be as surprised in 2018/2020 as they were late into the evening of election night 2016.

Get it? The Obama coalition of the “ascendant”, what the left has rebranded as the “Rising American Electorate”, is a coalition more suited for the network suits who seek viewers for their situation comedies. We wrote long ago that it was monumentally stupid to trade the FDR coalition of seniors and other voters who vote in every election for the whimsical types who vote for clowns like Obama.

The lunatic left convinced the Democratic Party in 2007/2008 to go with this new riff-raff RAE. As in 2010 the GOP is poised for a big victory in 2018 because of this grave miscalculation and stupid trade-off of voters. The GOP got reliable seniors and white working class voters while the Dims got goofballs and lunatics who burn cars and riot but don’t vote. Some trade huh?

Into the sh*t the Obama Dimocrats shat in 2007/2008 steps Chuck Schumer and the Obama Dimocrat Party with a new slogan. “A Better Deal” is supposed to be a harkening to FDR’s “New Deal”. “A Better Deal” is supposed to be a way to woo white working class voters lost to the GOP. But “A Better Deal” is a broken down rented mule.

Tucker Carlson zoomed in on the weakness of “A Better Deal” as a slogan the Obama Dimocrats don’t believe in:

In a follow-up interview with a congressional Obama Dimocrat Tucker Carlson asked about illegal immigration. Because illegal immigration brings down working class wages, will “A Better Deal” mean the Obama Dimocrats will now care more about American workers than illegal immigrants, asked Carlson. The Obama Dimocrat persisted to defend illegal immigration which means “A Better Deal” is a lie to lure the stupid.

“A Better Deal” won’t work because Obama Dimocrats will still defend illegal immigration which hurts the working class. “A Better Deal” won’t work because Obama Dimocrats won’t attack their rich paymasters in California such as Google, Amazon, and FaceBook. How do you fight “corporate power” and not mention the tech giants?

“A Better Deal” is dead because of “intersectionality”

But what about the centrist Democrats? What do they have to say? Well, not much. That was Hillary’s dilemma. Yes, she was about as charismatic as yesterday’s sushi, but even if she wasn’t, what could she say? Promise more things to black people? She already had their vote, more or less.

This reliance on reactionary identity politics is the root of the Democrats’ problem — a Faustian bargain that like all such agreements turns out badly in the end. LBJ’s original plan may have worked for the party (until now) but it has been a disaster for African-Americans whose communities and family life have been hurt significantly rather than helped.

Yet the Democrats cling to this cultivation of individual groups as if it were their only policy. Not surprisingly, these groups are finding themselves in conflict with each other, spelling problems for the Dems who have no way of reconciling the complaints of each. (The ludicrous construct of “intersectionality” has appeared because of this.)

“A Better Deal” will appeal only to the Kook Left. It’s also a slap in the face to Hillary Clinton from Chuck Schumer:

“When you lose elections, as we did in 2014 and 2016, you don’t flinch, you don’t blink. You look in the mirror and ask what did we do wrong?” said Chuck Schumer, flanked on stage by nine other Democratic congressional leaders. “The number one thing we did wrong was not to present a strong, bold economic agenda to working Americans so they’re hope for the future might return.”

Is there no humiliation Hillary Clinton will not accept?

Chuck Schumer has been much remarked upon, even praised in many quarters, for stating the obvious — that Hillary Clinton should stop blaming the sun, moon, and stars, and, of course, Russia for her demise and look to herself for her failure to win the presidency. She was a wretched candidate with no obvious reason for running. Indeed, the WikiLeaks from her campaign operatives are rife with emails searching for some justification for her candidacy other than gender.

Hillary Clinton failed in 2008 and 2016 because she did not want to fight against Barack Obama and his coalition of kooks in the same way Bill Clinton fought the kooks in 1992. We predicted all of what has happened. The Obama Coalition was the death certificate of the Democratic Party.

The future now belongs to President Trump. At a boy scouts “jamboree” over 40,000 scouts cheered the future:

Want to know why Senator Capito voted “yes” on healthcare today. Look at that crowd in her home state of West Virginia. We suggested that to pass today’s health care vote President Trump should go to West Virginia and he did and it did.

Later on Tuesday, to pressure Senator Portman for future ObamaCare repeal votes, it’s Ohio time. President Trump flew to Youngstown Ohio, to show the young what a Real Better Deal is.


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    Breaking: Democratic IT aide Imran Awan arrested at Dulles while trying to flee the US

    Pakistani-born Imran Awan, who was a longtime IT aide to former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was reportedly arrested at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport Monday night while trying to flee the country.

    According to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, federal agents and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested Awan and charged him with “multiple counts of bank fraud” stemming from the investigation of an information technology procurement scandal in the U.S. House.

    Pergram said that the authorities nabbed Awan at Dulles as he was “trying to leave the country.” Awan, Pergram said, has been arraigned and has surrendered his passport.

    Awan has been the lead suspect in an ongoing criminal probe into security breaches within the House of Representatives that was launched on Feb. 2. He allegedly doubled charged the U.S. House for IT equipment and may have exposed sensitive House members’ information online. According to previous reports, Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on her payroll, even though he had been banned from House servers by Capitol Hill security.

    Pergram said that Fox News sources told the outlet that Awan was still on the House payroll under Wasserman Schultz at the time of his arrest.

    Awan, who was hired in 2005, was reportedly in possession of an iPad used by then-DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz, a Florida representative, around the time that DNC emails were leaked to WikiLeaks.

    Awan, three members of his family, and close friend Rao Abbas were House IT workers and are accused of stealing equipment from Democratic members’ offices without their knowledge and committing potentially illegal violations on the House IT network, including leaking sensitive information stored within the servers and personal devices of House members.

    The Awan family — as well as friends — were alleged to have owed money to the terrorist group Hezbollah.

    Reports have revealed that Awan was not only abusing the system for financial gain but also may have had access to top DNC leadership technology.

    The Awans worked in 32 House member offices, all Democrats, including the office of Wasserman Schultz and members of the Homeland Security Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Intelligence Committee. The tech team also worked in the office of the House Democratic Caucus.

    House authorities began suspecting the Awan family and targeted them for investigation during their search for a secret server that was funneling congressional data off-site.

    Capitol Police ordered Awan to no longer come near House servers during the investigation, but Schultz decided to get around that by keeping him on an “advisory position” and allowing him to work remotely.

    Wasserman Schultz put in her resignation from her position of DNC chief in July 2016 after the DNC’s IT system was hacked.

    “The Awans had [members] in their pocket,” one IT staffer told The Daily Caller. “There are a lot of members who could go down over this.”

    Shortly after an investigation had been launched, Awan moved abruptly from his Virginia rental home, and the rental’s new tenant — a Marine Corps veteran — reported that “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy [sic], laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner” were left behind after Awan’s departure.

    “It was in the garage,” the vet reported. “They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry. It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”

    The Marine also stated that Awan attempted multiple times to recover the electronics from his former rental home but was unsuccessful.

    On Sunday, the FBI were reportedly seizing hard drives from Awan’s home.

    The Daily Caller reported:

    An additional source in Congress with direct knowledge of the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

    Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.

  2. Sessions fired up:

    DOJ cracking down on sanctuary city funding

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on grant funding for so-called “sanctuary cities,” which are cities that choose not to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

    From now on, the DOJ will refuse to give funding for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Programs — a key crime-fighting source for local law enforcement agencies — to cities that refuse to partner with federal law enforcement officials in removing criminal illegal immigrants. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement as he faces intense public criticism from President Trump.

    Punishing sanctuary cities was a central theme of Mr. Trump’s campaign, and Sessions has pledged to take a tough stance on crime and illegal immigration. Sessions said cities that refuse to cooperate and allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials into their facilities “encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking.”

    “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Sessions said in a DOJ statement. “These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This can have tragic consequences, like the 10 deaths we saw in San Antonio this weekend.”

    “As part of accomplishing the Department of Justice’s top priority of reducing violent crime, we must encourage these ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions to change their policies and partner with federal law enforcement to remove criminals,” Sessions’ statement continued. “From now on, the Department will only provide Byrne JAG grants to cities and states that comply with federal law, allow federal immigration access to detention facilities, and provide 48 hours notice before they release an illegal alien wanted by federal authorities.

    Get it done Sessions.

  3. Admin: wow–you swung for the fences on this one, and hit a grand slam home run, at the very moment some were starting to lose focus.

    I love this, particularly:

    “The lunatic left convinced the Democratic Party in 2007/2008 to go with this new riff-raff RAE. As in 2010 the GOP is poised for a big victory in 2018 because of this grave miscalculation and stupid trade-off of voters. The GOP got reliable seniors and white working class voters while the Dims got goofballs and lunatics who burn cars and riot but don’t vote. Some trade huh?”

    Yup, Texiera can be proud of himself. He is a shrewd trader.

    Alynsky would weigh it too, but the devil has got him where he belongs, in at the bottom of Dante’s inferno forever.

  4. The Dims’ “A Better Deal” won’t work because we already have the Real Deal with Trump.

    I don’t like to bet against the admin, who has a scarily accurate track record, but I hope the Sessions stuff is wrong — I hope it is a dis-information campaign, which Trump is so good at (remember the Bannon v. Kushner bs?). Sessions is doing things like Medicaid fraud publicly but privately working on unmasking by Rice, Powers, Rhodes and other Obama flunkies maybe? This public schlonging keeps MSM off scent of real work Sessions is doing while getting Dems, MSM who just a month ago called him a racist, xenophobic, plantation owning kkk grand wizard, as well as the Rs who stood silent as they slandered him, defending him. That’s my hope.

  5. From Powerline:


    Fifty Republican senators voted today to begin debate on an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. Vice President Mike Pence cast the 51st vote to allow the legislation to move forward. The two Republicans who voted No were Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

    It remains to be seen whether any Obamacare repeal bill will actually pass the Senate. All 48 Democrats will vote No, regardless of the bill’s specifics. Amendments will be offered, and Mitch McConnell reportedly has agreed with Rand Paul that there will be a vote on a straight-up Obamacare repeal. Will any bill ultimately get the 50 votes required to pass? The conventional wisdom is No, but I am not so sure. Republicans on both ends of the spectrum have been bargaining hard, but today’s vote suggests that they realize that after seven years of campaign pledges, they have no choice but to deliver some kind of repeal-and-replace legislation, no matter how unhappy many will be with any particular bill.

    I hope that happens, anyway. Meanwhile, President Trump can vastly improve, and largely repeal, Obamacare through administrative action, as my colleague Peter Nelson has explained.

    The Republicans’ relative success today has the Democrats in a fundraising frenzy. An hour and a half ago, Nancy Pelosi emailed the party’s faithful:

    This is the angriest I’ve ever been — and I’m asking for $1 to kick every Republican out of office.

    Moments ago, Republicans in the Senate voted to advance their vicious health care repeal.

    Got that? The Republicans are repealing health care. Apparently health care was nonexistent until 2010. And Pelosi doesn’t mention the millions who had health insurance, but lost it because of Obamacare.

    I’m absolutely disgusted. And I know the tens of millions of Americans who will lose care are terrified.

    The claim that tens of millions will “lose care” is ridiculous, of course. A certain number will choose not to buy individual health insurance once it is no longer legally required, just as they did before Obamacare’s passage.

    I want to make these cowardly Republicans forever regret trading American lives for a political victory against President Obama.

    The Democrats constantly claim that large numbers of people will die if Obamacare is repealed. This is truly contemptible: did the mortality rate decline after 2010, on account of the ACA? No. Actually, it rose, although presumably not because of Obamacare.

    If there was ever a time for you to join the fight — it’s now.

    Before midnight, I need 3,387 grassroots Democrats to stand with me.

    Can I count on you to rush $1 to defeat every last Republican?

    The Democrats are crazed, certainly, but they are crazed on purpose. What we see is a strategy–in large part, a fundraising strategy–not a loss of self-control.

  6. Venus, anyone who defends Jeff Sessions (whom we like but are extremely disappointed in) must explain this along with similar lapses:

    Six months into President Trump’s administration, Department of Justice attorneys are still battling Christian organizations in court over Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

    DOJ lawyers have continued to keep alive a slew of cases appealing a 2014 district court ruling that granted an injunction from the mandate to several Catholic organizations. The Supreme Court vacated an appeals court ruling against The Little Sisters of the Poor and similar organizations in 2016, sending the cases back to the lower courts. Many religious freedom advocates expected that the Trump administration, which has vowed to protect The Little Sisters and other organizations burdened by the contraceptive mandate, would drop the legal campaign against the religious organizations. But more than six months into the Trump era, the legal fights are still alive.

    President Trump signed an executive order in early May, directing the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury to “consider issuing amended regulations, consistent with applicable law, to address conscience-based objections to the preventive-care mandate” in Obamacare. HHS Secretary Tom Price said the executive order would allow the HHS to “safeguard the deeply held religious beliefs of Americans who provide health insurance to their employees.”

    Later that month, a draft Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule was leaked to the media. Religious liberty advocates praised the draft rule, which — if implemented — would carve out religious liberty protections for the Little Sisters and other organizations. Under the draft rule, the government would still make sure women’s birth control is covered by insurance — as required by Obamacare — but without compelling religious objectors to take part in the process.

    The draft rule, which was dated May 23, said that the a lack of accommodation would likely violate the 1994 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, under which the Little Sisters and other organizations are bringing their challenges. The law requires the federal government to have a compelling government interest and use the least restrictive means possible if when infringing upon religious believers with a neutral law of general applicability. Reporting at the time the rule was leaked said that it had been sent to to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to be reviewed before publishing.

    But more than two months after the agencies drafted the rule, they have yet to actually publish or promulgate any such rule. DOJ lawyers are using the lack of action to extend their years-long legal battles with religious objectors to the mandate. DOJ lawyers have asked for — and received — repeated 60-day extensions from the 10th Circuit, court filings show.

    Frustrated by the lack of progress, attorneys handling two similar challenges to the mandate — one on behalf of several Catholic groups and the other on behalf of Dr. James Dobson, founder of the evangelical group Focus On The Family — filed motions to dismiss the case in the 10th Circuit on Friday. The DOJ has until July 31 to file their response, which should provide insight into why the department has continued dragging out the court process. The motion to dismiss followed yet another DOJ extension request. A DOJ spokeswoman declined to offer comment on the ongoing court battles.

    Attorneys for the Catholic organizations and Dobson pointed out the contradiction in the administration’s private positions on the mandate — as reflected in the draft rule — and the DOJ’s legal actions.

    “Recently, the Departments revisited their mandate and concluded that ‘applying the contraceptive coverage requirement’ to such ministries ‘would violate [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act].’ But while the Departments now agree with the district court’s RFRA analysis, the Department of Justice continues to seek continuances from this Court,” they argued in Friday’s motions.

    One of Dobson’s attorneys, Gregory Baylor with the Alliance Defending Freedom, expressed frustration that religious groups remain stuck in limbo.

    “We don’t know when the agencies are going to actually issue the rule,” he said. “We don’t know if it will be issued without changes. He suggested that the motion to dismiss filed on Friday could force the administration to move forward with protecting conscientious objectors to the law.

    “We think they want to maintain the status quo in the courts while the administration communicates internally about what it wants to do and our view on that is they’ve had a significant amount of time to do that,” Baylor added. “They’ve had six months since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, they’ve had eight months since the election. And I understand their desire to figure out how they want to deal with these cases, but at some point it does become necessary for them to take action, and we think that time is now.”

    Why hasn’t Sessions shut this down? It’s not even Russia related.

  7. Touche, admin, touche. Sessions should have also dropped the bs case the DOJ was pursuing against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

    In my defense, I said I ‘hope.’

  8. Mark Steyn interviews a writer named Murray who has written a book on immigration and come to some conclusions which define the conflict between the elite views and those of the average citizens of Europe. Here too. There is a conflict between two competing virtues, i.e. justice and mercy. Aristole dealt with this problem, and suggested that the answer must lie in a close examination of the two, because one of them is being misapplied. The elite view is that we must show mercy to the Muslim hordes, because many of them are victims of wars that the establishment (meaning THEM) started, and that is the categorical imperative. WHAT THEY IGNORE in that process is this showing of mercy comes at the expense of the rest of us, in terms of jobs, safety, and the lack of assimilation. At some point, it creates a situation where assimilation fails, you end up with a Balkanized society, and a balkanized society is inevitably an unstable one, which can only be controlled through police state methods. The situation is made infinitely worse by the fact that the elites are insulated from the consequences of their virtue preferences, and that is why it would be a good thing if some of the violence they are importing into western civilization rained down on their heads–their blood in the street, rather than the blood of others. But worse of all the policy of open borders does a grave disservice to future generations because the cultural legacy of the west will be extinguished. That is happening in Sweden now. If you are interested, the salient conversation takes place around the 32 minute mark. It provides the best argument I have heard against the central platform of the democrat party and the RINO establishment–and the evil Pope./

  9. Wbb,

    I have listened to that interview a couple of times in the past with Styne and Murray and it’s excellent. I adore Styne and try to watch him on TV and listen to him on radio, which he frequently subs for Rush. He has a excellent website where this interview is posted.
    He also has a special smembership package, which is like $150 a year, that I haven’t bought, but it’s probably well spent.
    I plan on buying Murrays book, he’s excellent too.

  10. This is action we all should expect and demand from officials:

    Scaramucci Terminates Suspected Leaker Michael Short from White House

    Suspected leaker Michael Short has been terminated from the White House communications office, Breitbart News can confirm.
    Short, an ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and now former Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who resigned last week—was terminated on Tuesday by new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

    Politico’s Tara Palmeri was the first to report the news.

    “Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he plans to dismiss assistant press secretary Michael Short,” Palmeri wrote on Tuesday morning. “It would be Scaramucci’s first step toward shaking up the communications shop, which has been dominated by former Republican National Committee staffers loyal to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, a former RNC chairman.”

    Short originally worked for the Trump campaign—placed on it by Priebus—and quit the campaign, sources tell Breitbart News, after the Access Hollywood tape came out. Politico confirmed this report, noting that Short walked out in the middle of the campaign leaving his computer behind only to show back up in January at the behest of the Republican National Committee (RNC) allies in the White House.

    He was scorned by many of his colleagues for quitting the Trump campaign, only to rejoin as a White House staffer because of Priebus,” Palmeri wrote of Short. “In a story often retold by campaign staffers, they arrived at Trump Tower one morning, months before the election, to see Short’s computer left open on his otherwise empty desk. He had quit the campaign that day and never returned. The next time he was seen by former campaign staffers was in January on their first day in the White House, where some were stunned to learn that they were going to have to work alongside him or for some of the press assistants subordinate to him.”

    Multiple White House sources tell Breitbart News that Short was a leaker, and worked closely with now former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh—another RNC wing official who was terminated earlier this year for her own suspected leaking. [snip]

    Scaramucci has confirmed multiple times in interviews over the weekend that he plans to root out leakers throughout the White House.

    Now, on Tuesday, he has again confirmed that he will terminate everyone if necessary to stop the leaks.

    That’s the way you stop leaks. No excuses. Chop heads off.

    Jeff Sessions should have been doing this for months. News is that Sessions will announce some steps to stop leaks soon.

    President Trump knows you sometimes have to threaten to chop heads off in order to get them to work diligently.

    Many thank to Scaramucci.

  11. President Trump gets something on leaks, from Sessions:

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations, Fox News has learned.

    A U.S. official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that the planned announcement surrounding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations has “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”

    The news comes in the wake of days of intense pressure on Sessions, with President Trump lashing out and expressing his “disappointment” with the attorney general, through tweets, interviews and news conferences.

    The investigations will look at news reports that publicized sensitive intelligence material, according to officials who have been briefed on the matter. [snip]

    Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, said Tuesday that he was prepared to “fire everybody” to stop unauthorized information coming from the press office.

    Speaking to reporters, Scaramucci said that he was “not doing an investigation. I’m just going to get the leaking to stop.” He stressed that he had “the authority from the president to do that.”

    “You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired,” Scaramucci said.

    Stop “investigating” start chopping heads off.

  12. We like Rex Tillerson. But maybe the clock has run out on him too:

    The State Department is said to be in a state of “massive dysfunction,” with top officials working under Tillerson ignoring White House directives on critical staffing issues and key policy matters, according to multiple sources, including administration allies who are said to be increasingly frustrated with what is perceived as the White House’s inability to control its own federal agencies.

    The tensions have fueled an outstanding power battle between the West Wing and State Department that has handicapped the administration and resulted in scores of open positions failing to be filled with Trump confidantes. This has allowed former Obama administration appointees still at the State Department to continue running the show and formulating policy, where they have increasingly clashed with the White House’s own agenda.

    The latest flashpoint in this growing civil war is Israel, where a string of terror attacks has sidetracked the Trump administration’s nascent efforts to get the Israelis and Palestinian back to the negotiating table.

    Just hours after a Palestinian terrorist murdered several Jewish civilians, the State Department told the Free Beacon that it is not clear what motivates such violent acts. The statement sparked anger within the administration and on Capitol Hill, where many viewed the State Department’s declaration as a sign the agency is openly rebelling against the White House.

    “It’s no secret that the State Department is waging an open political war, which includes policy insubordination and press campaigns, against the Trump White House,” according to one veteran foreign policy analyst who regularly briefs the White House and Trump appointees in the State Department.

    Foggy Bottom is still run by the same people who designed and implemented Obama’s Middle East agenda,” the source said. “Tillerson was supposed to clean house, but he left half of them in place and he hid the other half in powerful positions all over the building. These are career staffers committed to preventing Trump from reversing what they created.”

    One of the central points of contention between the White House and State Department has been a plethora of agency vacancies that have yet to be filled. The White House is said to have sent many lists of potential candidates for these jobs, but senior aides to Tillerson have ignored the White House and trashed these lists, according to multiple sources.

    This has resulted in key State Department positions remaining unfilled, a situation that has only elevated the roles of former Obama administration officials who still work in the department.

    Those lists [of candidates] literally go nowhere,” according to one veteran Republican foreign policy operative familiar with the situation. “It’s like a sham process. And the reason is not because the White House isn’t behaving professionally. It’s because Tillerson isn’t professional at all.”

    The situation has impacted morale within the administration and stoked further tensions between President Donald Trump and Tillerson, who has begun to hint that he will quit his post in the near future.

    “This is demoralizing for Republicans, appalling in terms of professionalism, and just depressing for those who know you need a national security apparatus to get things done,” said the source.

    As key positions remain vacant, Tillerson has begun to rely on Obama-era holdovers who toe a different policy line than the current administration. Sources pointed to Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary of state for near east affairs, as just one example of this disconnect.

    Jones, a career foreign service officer who has held many postings in the Middle East, has emerged as one of Tillerson’s go-to advisers on the Middle East, a region where the White House and State Department appear to be pursuing wholly separate agendas.

    Sources briefed on the matter cited Jones as likely responsible for Tillerson’s erroneous claim recently that the Palestinian Authority has ceased spending U.S. taxpayer funds to pay terrorists, a comment that officials were forced to walk back after heavy criticism.

    Tillerson should have spent time and effort working to help the president undo the Iran deal,” said one GOP insider briefed by administration officials on the situation. “Instead, he’s apparently spending time and effort trying to prevent the president from undoing the Iran deal. And in the meantime he’s elevated the Arabist bullshit artist Stuart Jones to a position of influence in the building—a guy who was perfect for the job in the Obama administration.”

    Tillerson and Jones also raised eyebrows earlier this week when both claimed in public remarks that Russia and the United States share similar interests in Syria, a regional hotspot where the Trump White House has been vocal in its criticism of Russian interference in anti-ISIS operations.

    One senior former U.S. official familiar with the situation told the Free Beacon that the tensions between the White House and State Department “go very deep.”

    “There is almost always some tension between the White House and the State Department, over turf and policy,” the former official said. “What’s new here is that at both ends there is uncertainty whether the top guy [Tillerson] will stay or go, serious tension with the president, and deep morale problems. You can have a happy [National Security Council] staff viciously fighting a happy State Department staff over everything, but today everyone is morose and doubts go very deep.”

    Policy differences also have emerged regarding Iran policy, how to deal with the regional impasse over Qatar’s terror financing, and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, according to multiple insiders.

    On Iran they refused to lay the groundwork for tearing up the deal, on Qatar even Obama’s holdover ambassador was tweeting criticism of Trump, and on Israel they say we’re going to upgrade U.S. relations with the Palestinians and won’t even condemn Palestinian terror incitement,” said the administration adviser. “Even Trump supporters are beginning to worry, what if the president simply can’t make the State Department implement his policies?”

    Chop heads. Chop-Chop.

  13. This post is spectacular. Jam-packed with understanding. TY is not enough admin, so here’s another stone for the soup.

    House Intelligence Committee met with Ben Rhodes: Report
    …Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is not a member of the intelligence panel, has accused Rhodes of being a primary source of the leaks causing harm to the Trump administration and called on Trump to remove all Obama official holdovers from his administration. The Florida Republican said in an interview on MSNBC earlier this month that Rhodes may be in contact with Obama holdovers in the National Security Council, who are behind the “selective leaking” hurting Trump’s ability to conduct foreign policy….

  14. I am really upset about Tillerson, I just don’t get it. He and Sessions seemed so spot on and two of his best appointments to me.
    I remember a picture taken at the WH and Tillerson looked furious and the the caption had something to do with appointments.
    This is a clusterf$&k.

  15. Trump is really going after the obstructionists in the Senate like Murkowski.

  16. Good news:

    Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time.

  17. What Sessions nor Mueller will investigate:

    Russia probe: Democrats block key witness against shadowy firm Fusion GPS

    Senate Democrats used a parliamentary maneuver Wednesday to cut short a high-profile hearing, where a key witness was set to testify on Russia’s misdeeds and also raise fresh allegations against the company behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier.

    Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, was set to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that the co-founder of the firm Fusion GPS was hired to conduct a “smear campaign” against him. Further, he planned to testify the campaign was orchestrated by Natalia Veselnitskaya — the Russian attorney who sought the highly scrutinized Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort in June 2016.

    Browder released written testimony ahead of the hearing but his public remarks were delayed when Democrats invoked the “two-hour rule” to protest Republican efforts to repeal ObamaCare. The seldom-used rule bars committees from meeting more than two hours after the full Senate begins a session.

    Browder now is expected to testify Thursday, but his statement makes clear that he will have plenty to say about Fusion GPS, the shadowy intel company founded by a pair of former Wall Street Journal reporters, including Glenn Simpson.

    Veselnitskaya, through Baker Hostetler, hired Glenn Simpson of the firm Fusion GPS to conduct a smear campaign against me and Sergei Magnitsky in advance of congressional hearings on the Global Magnitsy Act,” Browder wrote in his prepared testimony, adding that the firm helped to organize a Washington D.C.-based premiere of a “fake documentary” about Magnitsky and himself.

    “While they were conducting these operations in Washington D.C., at no time did they indicate that they were acting on behalf of Russian government interests, nor did they file disclosures under the Foreign Agent Registration Act,” Browder’s prepared testimony said. [snip]

    Browder hired the late Sergei Magnitsky to uncover details of massive financial fraud in Russia involving corrupt Russian government officials. Magnitsky was imprisoned and ultimately beaten to death by Russian officers in Moscow. In the wake of his death, the U.S. passed a law named for him that brought sanctions against Russian oligarchs suspected of money laundering.

    Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, noted that he had been asking about the Russians working with Fusion GPS since March 2017. He cited the widely discredited dossier compiled about Trump that circulated among Democratic operatives and the media during the latter stages of the 2016 presidential campaign.

    Mr. Simpson’s company, Fusion GPS, is the same firm that oversaw the creation of the unverified Trump Dossier,” Grassley said in his opening statement. “It is vital for the Committee to fully understand Fusion’s failure to register under FARA and its role in the creating and spreading of the dossier.”

    Grassley acknowledged that around the same time Fusion helped to “orchestrate a propaganda campaign” to repeal the Magnitsky Act, Fusion “appears to have been involved in the creation of the dirty Trump Dossier.”

    There are public reports that the FBI used the dossier to kickstart its Russia investigation—Did the FBI know that Fusion pitched Russian propaganda for another client as it pushed the Trump dossier?” Grassley asked in his opening statement, delivered before the hearing was cut short.

    Grassley questioned Veselnitskaya’s meeting at Trump Tower.

    Was it just a clumsy bait-and-switch effort in their unregistered propaganda and influence campaign? They offered dirt on the opponent to get the meeting and then made their pitch against the Magnitsky Act?” Grassley asked. “Or was it an offer of collusion? Or maybe both?”

    Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called for the president’s eldest son to testify, along with Manafort, and Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS in the committee’s oversight hearing on FARA. All three witnesses have since reached arrangements to interview with the committee, for now, in private.

    “There was no mystery of who Natalia Veselnitskaya was. A simple Google search would have shown that she was the main in house lawyer for a high level Russian government official whose son was accused by the US DOJ of money laundering from the Magnitsky case in the US,” Browder told Fox News before his appearance before the committee. “Either the people in that meeting didn’t do any due diligence in advance or someone made an error in judgement agreeing to meet with her in the first place.”

    But with regard to Fusion GPS, Browder told Fox News that he didn’t know what else Simpson was involved with, but that the group did not register under FARA.

    Natalia engaged Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS in order to run an anti-Magnitsky Act smear campaign in Washington D.C. which was funded by sources connected to the Russian government,” Browder told Fox News.

    Though he did not testify before the committee Wednesday, Thor Halvorsson, a human rights advocate with the Human Rights Foundation, submitted statements for the record to the committee in regards to his experience with Fusion GPS.

    “It’s the sort of thing they specialize in—mainstreaming false smears, allegations that are so salacious and over the top that people assume they must be true,” Halvorsson told Fox News, noting the crude dossier about the president. “They did this with Browder, they did this with two other whistleblowers and they did this with me –they are outrageous accusations where innocence just isn’t enough.”

    Halvorssen said public exposure is key to combatting Fusion GPS, which he said has been active in international smear campaigns.

    in his written statement, Halvorssen told the committee that Fusion GPS targeted him and several others because of their criticism of Derwick Associates, a Venezuelan energy company that was reportedly being investigated for an alleged multi-billion dollar bribe.

    “I think it’s clear that this is not the case of a company that forgot to register, or didn’t know that they had to register,” Halvorsson told Fox News. “Fusion GPS purposely, and quite deliberately, chose not to register so that their activity would fly under the radar, leading people to see the result of their work as organic and real, pushing a noble vision of truth, instead of what it actually is –smear campaigns in return for large enough retainers.”’

    But in its statement given to Fox News earlier this month, Fusion said it had nothing to do with the Trump Jr. meeting.

    “Fusion GPS learned about this meeting from news reports and had no prior knowledge of it. Any claim that Fusion GPS arranged or facilitated this meeting in any way is absolutely false,” the statement read.

    Smear merchant Dimocrats.

  18. Disgusting. Hillary/Bill won’t write the expose they promised on dirty Obama and the 2008 election. Instead Hillary will continue to make excuses for her failure to be the candidate of change in 2016:

    Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book will double down on Russia’s interference and James Comey’s involvement in her stunning election defeat, according to sources familiar with the memoir.

    Privately, Clinton has told friends and longtime associates that she “wants the whole story out there” as she rushes to tweak and put the finishing touches on the book due out in September.

    She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms,” one longtime ally said. “She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals.”

    The ally said the book of personal essays will be a “bombshell.”

    The memoir’s focus on how Russia and Comey, the former FBI director fired earlier this year by President Trump, cost Clinton the White House would run counter to recent messaging from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats about the party’s disappointing 2016 results.

    When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer told The Washington Post earlier this week. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”

    Schumer, who on Monday unveiled the congressional Democrats’ new message of “A Better Deal,” has been in the middle of discussions on how the party should rebuild and rebrand itself. It is a message with an implicit criticism of Clinton.

    Other Democrats including former Vice President Joe Biden have also criticized Clinton’s message during the 2016 cycle.

    “What happened was that this was the first campaign that I can recall where my party did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,” Biden said in March at the University of Pennsylvania, where he launched the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. “You didn’t hear a single solitary sentence in the last campaign about that guy working on the assembly line making $60,000 a year and a wife making $32,000 as a hostess.”

    Biden took it a step further at a Las Vegas hedge fund conference in May, saying: “I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.”

    While the book will zero in on Russia and Comey — which Clinton has said are the two biggest contributing factors to her loss — it will also examine other factors she blames for a role in her defeat, including sexism and misogyny.

    “We need to pull it out and put it in the bright light,” the former secretary of State said last month at BookExpo, one of the nation’s largest gatherings of publishing executives.

    Cary Goldstein, who has been heading up the publicity for the book at Simon & Schuster, declined to comment for this story.

    Clinton has been toiling on the book with her chief speechwriter, Dan Schwerin, who helped write her last book, “Hard Choices.” Schwerin also wrote many of the speeches Clinton gave on the campaign trail and during her years at the State Department. Schwerin, who lives in California, has been flying back to the East Coast every few weeks to work alongside Clinton.

    At a Recode tech conference in May, Clinton said, “I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost” — a sentiment she has also told allies.

    Trump was the candidate of change so he won. Hillary made herself willingly and ostentatiously into the Obama Third Term and that is why she deserved to lose and lost.

  19. More Obama legacy shattered!! I love it! 😆

  20. Somebody on the totalitarian left must have read Big Pink and realized “recess appointment”.

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) warned of a “constitutional crisis” if President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions
    and tried to appoint a successor during the August recess who would then fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

    During an interview on MSNBC, Franken said he voted against Sessions and “wasn’t happy with some of the answers he gave to my questions.”

    But, he said, the “idea of the president firing him so that he can appoint — do a recess appointment of an attorney general who can then fire Mueller, that’s a constitutional crisis.”

    “That would create a constitutional crisis,” Franken said.

    Senate Democrats are warning they will block Trump from trying to bypass the confirmation process by firing Sessions and appointing a successor during the August recess.

    “Let me state for the record now, before this scheme gains wings, Democrats will never go along with the recess appointment if that situation arises,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday, amid speculation about Sessions’s future in the administration.

    He added that Democrats “have some tools in our toolbox” to block Trump from a recess appointment.

    Recess appoint hundreds if not thousands, Mr. President.

    The Obama Dimocrats “tools” will try to keep the congress in session unless the GOP capitulates to keep congress in pro forma session in order to adjourn to the recess. The GOP “leadership” should call the bluff: stay in session to work on PDT legislation or recess and let PDT recess appoint.

  21. Olivia De Havilland is still young, strong, kicking ass:

    Olivia de Havilland Wants to Take FX to Trial Before Her 102nd Birthday

    FX’s biggest event this fall may not be the debut of American Horror Story: Cult – as Olivia de Havilland is asking the court to expedite her lawsuit against the network over her portrayal in Feud: Bette and Joan.

    The 101-year-old actress says Ryan Murphy’s series makes her look like a gossip who exploited the personal lives of others to further her own career. She’s the only living person portrayed in the show, yet she wasn’t consulted, and she’s suing for infringement of common law right of publicity, invasion of privacy and unjust enrichment.

    In a Tuesday filing, she asks L.A. Superior Court judge Holly Kendig to set a trial for November, relying on a California statute that essentially allows parties who are 70 or older to speed up litigation.

    “This is the kind of case for which the statute was passed,” said de Havilland’s attorney Suzelle Smith in a statement. “There is a substantial risk that without a trial preference, Miss de Havilland will be prejudiced in not obtaining the benefits of the litigation. She is eager to have this case fully resolved well in advance of her 102nd birthday.”

    Even considering de Havilland’s three-digit age, this motion is unusually quick. Attorneys for FX haven’t even filed an appearance in the matter. Also worth noting, the case was originally before judge Robert Hess, but Smith filed a peremptory challenge and it was reassigned last week. The exact nature of that conflict is unclear.

    Brava! We enjoyed the TV show “Feud” but we will enjoy Olivia’s fight in court even more.

  22. I still like Sessions. I hope it is not too late for him to get up to the speed needed to stay on the Trump train.

    Tillerson is no good. They call it the “Refinery Mentality”. He is not going to serve the Nation unless Trump makes him do it.

  23. Pushback begins, finally.

    The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into former FBI director James Comey’s leaking activities and apparent mishandling of a federal investigation by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

    The new investigative effort, authorized by the passage of the amendment in the Judiciary Committee, 16-13 along partisan lines, digs deep requesting documents and information related to Comey’s leaks of conversations he had with President Donald Trump before Trump fired him. According to the Washington Post, Democrats on the committee were infuriated Republicans pressed forward with the probe.

    “This is the most astonishing moment I’ve ever experienced in the Judiciary Committee,” one Democrat, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), said. “To take a question about the firing of James B. Comey and turn it into a question about Hillary Clinton? The chairman has left the room. Justice has left this room. Common sense has left this room. A lot of stuff has left this room, and maybe never entered it.”

    The amendment was offered by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Mike Johnson (R-LA). It passed Wednesday evening, authorizing the opening of the Judiciary Committee probe. It remains to be seen if subjects of the investigation will cooperate, and if they do not cooperate it remains to be seen if the Committee will use its broad subpoena power to compel document production and testimony.

    It also remains to be seen if House Speaker Paul Ryan will support the probe, or intervene and use his power to block it. Ryan’s spokesman has not responded to Breitbart News’s requests for comment on this matter.

    “There is little question that members of Obama’s administration repeatedly broke protocol throughout their investigations into Hillary Clinton,” Johnson told Breitbart News in an emailed statement. “What is unclear, however, is why we have received few answers over the past twelve months to our questions about their actions, especially concerning the former attorney general and FBI director. The House Judiciary Committee has continued to seek answers on various issues of interest stemming from their hearings and oversight responsibilities. This is simply an effort to finally get some of those important questions answered.”

    The effort was first reported by Breitbart News on Tuesday, when a draft copy of the amendment was circulated demonstrating these conservatives’ efforts to probe deep into the left’s network of leaks and corruption.

    The probe is wide-ranging and includes a mandate for the House Judiciary Committee to dig deep into Lynch’s order to Comey that he should refer to the criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illicit email server as a “matter,” not an “investigation.” Clinton was the failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

    The probe also will press for document production regarding Comey’s communication with Columbia University Law Professor Daniel Richman, Comey’s friend, of conversations Comey had with President Trump. Richman was the vessel through which Comey leaked to the media details of those conversations with the president after his firing, with an apparent intent of using the media pressure from said leaks to spark the launching of the special counsel investigation of the Russia scandal. That special counsel investigation is being led by Comey’s longtime friend Robert Mueller, another former FBI director.

    The investigation will also, per the amendment passed by the House Judiciary Committee, dig into Comey’s decision to “usurp the authority” of Lynch by making his “unusual announcement” that Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges over the email scandal. It will inspect Comey’s knowledge of the firm Fusion GPS, the firm that made the fake news anti-Trump dossier that Comey brought to Trump’s attention when he was president-elect, and look at any “collusion” between Comey and Mueller—the special counsel leading the Russia probe now—especially regarding Comey’s leak through Richman to the media.

    The probe, too, will look into Comey’s potential knowledge of “unmasking” of intelligence and surveillance collected on Donald Trump’s campaign or transition teams—and specifically any role that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice played in that.

    But that’s not all: The probe will dig into potential immunity deals given to “co-conspirators” in Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal, including specifically Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, and John Bentel.

    It will also look into matters related to the Clinton Foundation’s influence from foreign governments and specifically the Uranium One deal exposed by Clinton Cash—whereby Russians obtained ownership in U.S. uranium assets. And it will investigate the infamous tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in Phoenix at Sky Harbor International Airport.

    This is work Jeff Sessions should be doing.

  24. admin
    July 27, 2017 at 2:41 am

    It seems the Speaker is losing control of his caucus and the Judiciary Committee is going rogue. The extent of their inquiry is notable. The timing of the “tweet” by the new enforcer, Scaramucci, who is not answerable to the chief of staff, towards the Speaker’s crony and main pipeline for information in the White House, has a big bull’s eye on his back. Scaramucci, argued to be Priebus’ replacement, seems impatient to get rid of him and was tasked specifically to decapitate with extreme prejudice leakers who are employed at will and firable because they don’t like their sneaky personalities. It appears fun time is over for the GOPe led by the boys from Wisconsin. The post hostile takeover purge commences.

    The “stories” about Trump’s displeasure with Sessions and Tillerson have a staged quality about them. Can they be in the doghouse? Sure, of course. But both are surrounded by holdover Obama staff, the Senate is not giving them replacements and specifically hobbling them by the old passive tactic of doing nothing, and that back-stabbing and disloyal staff need to consider what life would be like with new and un-housebroken junkyard dogs of a Atty Gen and SOS. Winding up in jail, or disbarment or no early out pension should be on their minds as they continue to run interference for people with no direct power namely Obama, the Clintons as well as the GOPe.

    I think, and this is just me, both Sessions and Tillerson, have been drawing out Dem/prog/globalist embeds in the government. It is harder to do than most people think because the bureaucrats are very accomplished liars. But it has to be done before they implement a purge unless you are Anthony Scaramoucci who doesn’t give a shit. With the head-fake chaos stories “leaked” to the eager little media gossips, these gangs of apparatchiks must be separated from their ideological “masters” and their own self interests ie keeping their jobs and pensions payable at fairly early ages and second or third careers while young enough to do it, and of course staying in DC. Jail, fines and legal bills are a consideration too. The confusion must be palpable. Is the DNC, now broke-ass, the Clinton Foundation, disbanding, or Obama for Obama, money for him and his library only, going to pay the loyal stooges legal bills? Probably not and with what? Chits from Soros?

    So with zero inside knowledge it all looks to me like a snooker tournament being played inside a giant tightening vise. And it puts the what appears to be on the surface unrelated and unprompted freak-outs by principles (Clapper-we need a coup!, Loretta-there will be blood in the streets, Rhodes-that bastard!, congressional pin-heads- Russia! and god bless Jeff Sessions!, etc) in sometimes hilarious perspective. Professional DC seems to be so fixated on their own worsening situation that they are ignoring the big stuff being done to disassemble and bury the Obama wreckage. Scott Adams says two movies/reality are going on in people’s minds. But rather than Game of Throne it is The Sting. Lucky Trump.

  25. Trump has stripped the bark off the Washington elite, exposing their sleight-of-hand, doublespeak, and delay tactics designed to preserve the status quo. The establishments of both parties, as well as their willing accomplices in the media, have launched an all-out assault on the Trump administration and, more directly, on the president himself. They have attempted to paint him as a madman, unhinged and out of control. However, there is a method to his supposed madness which he has honed over the years as a tactic to draw his opponents out and reveal their hidden agendas and ulterior motives.

  26. O/T

    for the fans of the infamous Lois Learner-
    read the good news, access the link and scroll down for the scandalous IRS Records Missing….

    The Obama IRS scandal continues.

    You won’t read about in the liberal media but on July 13 the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a devastating report finding that the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) records management practice resulted in lost records and incomplete IRS responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and congressional inquiries.

    Here is the key finding:

    IRS policies do not comply with certain Federal requirements that agencies must ensure that all records are retrievable and usable for as long as needed. For example, IRS e-mail retention policies are not adequate because e-mails are not automatically archived for all IRS employees. Instead, the IRS’s current policy instructs employees to take manual actions to archive e-mails by saving them permanently on computer hard drives or network shared drives. This policy has resulted in lost records when computer hard drives are destroyed or damaged. In addition, a recently instituted executive e-mail retention policy, which should have resulted in the archiving of e-mails from specific executives, was not implemented effectively because some executives did not turn on the automatic archiving feature.

    For certain cases that TIGTA reviewed, IRS policies were not implemented consistently to ensure that all relevant documents were searched and produced when responding to external requests for records. TIGTA’s review of 30 completed Freedom of Information Act requests found that in more than half of the responses, the IRS did not follow its own policies that require it to document what records were searched. TIGTA also found that IRS policies for preserving records from separated employees were not adequate.

    In short, records of IRS employees including top officials may have gone missing. And the IRS never told anyone about it.

    … missing, almost! an IT specialist suggested cking the system’s back-up.. oh, really?

  27. TONIGHT: Tucker Talks to AG Jeff Sessions About Trump’s Criticism

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will respond to the criticism from President Trump tonight at 8:00pm ET in a “Tucker Carlson Tonight” exclusive.

    Carlson will be broadcasting live from El Salvador, where Sessions is traveling as part of the administration’s effort to crack down on the MS-13 gang.

  28. Mormaer
    July 27, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Professional DC seems to be so fixated on their own worsening situation that they are ignoring the big stuff being done to disassemble and bury the Obama wreckage.
    Correct: like a moth to a flame are they drawn.

    Rather than resist the big media narrative that he is insane, Trump has decided to go with it, because he knows that when he offers up bright shiny objects they will chase them, they will fixate on it as a ah haw moment, and fail to see the art that conceals the art.

    They know they are being played, but their paranoia and hatred are such that they cannot see the method behind the madness.

    After trying to work with the establishment, Trump realized it was futile. He realized that the counter-party is not a swamp but a sewer.

    Therefore, he adapted his strategy accordingly.

    This is war against an establishment that has been making war against the American People for over a decade.

    And in war, the following is true:

    “All warfare is based on DECEPTION. Hence, when able to attack we must SEEM UNABLE. When using our forces, we must seem inactive. When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are FAR AWAY. When far away we must make him believe we are near. Hold out BAITS to entice the enemy. FEIGN DISORDER and crush him.”—-Liddell Hart: Strategy.

  29. Mormaer
    July 27, 2017 at 5:25 am
    You are also correct that the real target of Trump’s efforts is the Obama Agenda, and the purpose is to destroy it root and branch. The Obama Agenda is a culture of death for the middle class, the nation and western civilization.

  30. Lindsey Graham: There will be ‘holy hell to pay’ if Sessions is fired…

    By Sally Persons – The Washington Times – Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that there would be “holy hell to pay” if Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fired.

    “I am 100 percent behind Jeff Sessions,” Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, told reporters on Capitol Hill. “The chairman of the Judiciary Committee sent a very chilling tweet yesterday that there will be no confirmation hearing for a new attorney general in 2017. If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.

    “Any effort to go after [special counsel Robert] Mueller could be the beginning of the end for the Trump presidency unless Mueller did something wrong,” he said. WRONG? Does Mueller meet the standard (rules) for a Special Prosecutor?

    If you can stop laughing long enough; read the rest of the article at the link.. Powder Puff Graham thinks as we do about replacing Pelosi. She has value to Trump for the 20′ election.


  31. My dad was at USC law school in the late 1930s and he had a contracts professor who sought to demonstrate the importance of consideration in whole not in part as an essential element of a contract, in common law. He told the class: whole blade or no trade.

    Trump has put the media in that sort of position with the Trump theater production of Session flambe. Forced now to defend Sessions, they cannot directly attack the policies Sessions is advancing to protect our borders, including the big cahuna, sanctuary cities. That includes Seattle, and our embattled mayor who is auditioning for a role in the upcoming smash hit sequel to the smash hit production To Catch A Pedophile, which will be airing next season on–you guessed it, MSNBC.

  32. “holy hell to pay”? Destroy the Obama agenda? Fear Big Media? Just do it:

    Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

    That should be one of the organizing principles of the Trump administration.

    The criticism of any Republican almost always grows in proportion to his effectiveness. One of the media’s principal missions is to serve as a dispensary of unsolicited and destructive advice to the GOP. And until Trump came along, the stupid party usually took it. Trump won not in spite of his utter indifference to the media’s self-serving counsel but because of it. If a Republican candidate follows the media’s advice, he typically loses; if a Republican in office takes the media’s advice, he governs fecklessly, makes no meaningful gains, and loses re-election.

    Always do more of what the media forbids; always do less of whatever it counsels. Trump, who is already inclined to follow these rules, should observe them even more robustly. The media, for example, is instructing him “not to criticize Mueller.” Trump should launch even more attacks on Mueller, detailing day in and day out his conflicts of interest (which far exceed Sessions’ s insignificant meetings with the Russian ambassador) and exposing all the partisan hatchet men he has assembled to nail the Trump campaign on process crimes.

    Even the media’s hair-on-fire hysterics about the prospect of a fired Mueller isn’t worth taking seriously. If Trump were to fire Mueller, the media/ruling class would throw temper tantrums for a few months, the American people would shrug (the Russian fable is white noise to them at this point), and Trump would win re-election easily. The sky would not fall, except on the cowards in the GOP who joined the Dems in calling for Trump’s impeachment.

    Beneath all of the blather about “what Trump should and shouldn’t do” on this front is an outrageous principle, one that the media would never extend to a Democrat, namely, that a duly elected president isn’t permitted to run his own executive branch. Who elected Mueller again? Who elected the Justice Department officials who signed off on Mueller’s Kafkaesque investigation? All of the unsolicited advice to Trump amounts to saying: You may not run your own Justice Department! To which Trump should say: “Why not? If the American people don’t like my decisions, they can drop me in 2020. But until then, they will get the government they voted into office, not the government by ‘D.C. ruling class’ (of which Mueller, a Comey pal, is a classic emblem) you propose to impose on them.”

    Incidentally, did you catch the other day that John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director who supported the Soviets during the Cold War and the Muslim Brotherhood during the present hot one, is back to his radical ways, calling in effect for the overthrow of a duly elected U.S. president? Naturally, the media, which has spent decades normalizing left-wing radicalism, cast his disgraceful comments as evidence of high patriotism and statesmanlike sagacity. No, they are the despicable musings of a shaggy-haired Gus Hall voter who still hasn’t grown up. CNN seized upon his remarks, reporting:

    Former CIA Director John Brennan says government officials should refuse orders to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if they are told to by the White House.

    “I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future,” Brennan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum.

    In the end, there is no difference between the treasonous John Brennan who voted for the Soviet plant Gus Hall in the 1970s and the “patriotic” John Brennan flailing against Donald Trump today. They are both calling for mutiny against the elected head of a US government. They are both anti-American socialists of breathtaking presumption.

    Nor has the media in all of its hostility to the American people (former New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis once let the cat out of the bag and said that the country needs a “new people”) changed from its baby boomerish nihilism. Those who voted Trump into office shouldn’t worry a moment about the volume of criticism from these perennial whiners and malcontents (who can’t rest until their willful liberalism dominates every dimension of the country). They should only worry if it stops.

    Trump is a businessman. In business when an employee does not perform up to expectations you tell her so. If there is no improvement “you’re fired”.

    President Trump cannot have a private talk with Jeff Sessions because that would be seen as proof positive by Dim congressmen and Big Media as proof of some grand conspiracy that required a new special prosecutor against Sessions and Trump. So Trump is having a public talk with Jeff Sessions to get him up to speed on all that needs to be done. Right now Jeff Sessions is a part-time AG because of his recusal. PDT wants Sessions to work full time on all issues.

    Same goes for Tillerson, Carson, Priebus, and anyone else not performing up to expectations.

  33. It seems to me that PDT is doing a big chunk of his AG Sessions’ job…with his tweets…

    where are the Repubs in the House & Senate…where is their outrage…they rather defend Mueller when the Dims in the House are entrenched…

    If BM won’t talk about a much bigger and dangerous scandal with the DNC and DWS (her karma is about to double smack her) then…

    Shouldn’t the AG be instrumental in bringing this story to the attention of the public…we are talking about, at the very least, compromised computers among multiple members of the Democratic party in the House of Rep…bank fraud, probably blackmail, probably extortion, nefarious use of taxpayer money, etc…to the tune of over $ 4 million dollars…

    How is there a constant drumbeat of the Russia witch hunt under a microscope every day…and no mention of the Dims and their real scandal…


    I’d like to see PDT, Anthony, & Sarah tweet out the Dim scandal & the need for DWS to be investigated…every single day…
    push it on twitter…tweet to cnn, msnbc, wp, nyt, etc…why are you not covering this story??

  34. Sessions should leave everyone speechless and come out in a press conference and announce a Special Counsel for the misuse of computers, money, criminal activity, etc (which the FBI are currently investigating)
    in the Democratic party in the House of Representatives…pronto
    with DWS before a grand jury

    …that would earn some of my confidence and respect back…

  35. I used to think the next person to resign would be Sessions.

    Now I think it will be Priebus.

    Scaramucci will be the new chief of staff.

    I agree with admin that Trump is hoping to replace Sessions over the summer recess.

  36. If Sessions started showing up & exhibiting some strength & kahunas…if suddenly he would put aside going after marijuana and plans to make marijuana laws stronger…

    ….really, Jeff…what time warp are you in?? with all that is going on you think that should be a priority??

    if Jeff would put aside going after strengthening “forfititure laws” and instead get onto…

    1. Directing the news by naming names & investigating the leaks and making some actual arrests to stop them…it is a crime…

    2. Appoint a Special Counsel NOW to investigate the House Dems & Debbie Wasserman Shultz and impanel a Grand Jury…why hasn’t he? all this noise everyday about Russia & in our own House of Representatives all these crimes being committed by Dims and no headlines…reminds me of the IRS scandal…everyone walks…nothing there…Is that the kind of AG Jeff Sessions is? where is his fight for this new Administration?

    3. Why is McCabe still there at the FBI? He is under investigation…why hasn’t McCabe RECUSED himself?

    How does the AG have to recuse himself, but McCabe gets to stay there and leak or do whatever

    4. And HOW in the world does the AG allow the US Attorney that is investigating the Pakistani’s & House scandal with Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the top of the list…How is it allowed that the US Attorney that is in charge of that investigation is Rep Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s BROTHER

    You cannot make this stuff up…and yet…

    Where is our AG in all of this…that is what we want him doing…not going after marijuana…Jeffie, that ship has sailed and gone up in smoke…


    Anthony Scaramucci would kick butt as Chief of Staff…


    Sources: A top FBI lawyer is under an investigation for allegedly leaking classified information

    July 26, 2017 11:19 AM EDT

    EXCLUSIVE: FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media, according to multiple government officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of anonymity.

    FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty said the bureau would not comment on Baker and would not confirm or deny any investigation. Baker did not return comment when Circa attempted to reach him through the FBI.

    This comes as Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would soon be making an announcement regarding the progress of leak investigations. A DOJ official declined to comment on Circa’s inquiry into Baker but did say, the planned announcement by Sessions is part of the overall “stepped up efforts on leak investigations.”

    Three sources, with knowledge of the apparent investigation, told Circa that Baker is the top suspect in an ongoing leak investigation, but Circa has not been able to confirm the details of what national security information or material was allegedly leaked.

    A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of ongoing internal investigations in the bureau told Circa, “the bureau is scouring for leakers and there’s been a lot of investigations.”

    The revelation comes as the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to contain leaks both within the White House and within its own national security apparatus.

    Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former director had in February with President Trump in the Oval Office.

    Baker was appointed to the FBI’s general counsel by Comey in 2014 and has had a long and distinguished history within the intelligence community.

    After working as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice during the 1990s, he joined the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review In 1996, according to his FBI bio.

    In 2006 Baker received the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in counter-terrorism—the CIA’s highest counter-terrorism award, according to his biography. During Baker’s long and distinguished career he received the “NSA’s Intelligence Under Law Award; the NSA Director’s Distinguished Service Medal; and DOJ’s highest award— the Edmund J. Randolph Award.”

  38. My research confirms this info about Baker.

    He is tied to Comey like stink on shit.

    He has a history of leaking.

    They need to fry his ass.

    Since he did not go to Harvard–only Notre Dame–a second rate law school when compared to the holier than thou Iveys, who have presided over and gotten us into one mess after another on the foreign relations front and domestic policy. Judging by his track record he could have gone to Harvard, but his bio indicates he did not, he merely taught there and that is not enough. He is a painted lady.

    Not going to Harvard means, among other things, he does not have the protection of the ring in the court system. The last time a Harvard man was defroked was Alger Hiss, and the Judge who did so, Irving Kaufman, is one of my heroes.

    Did I say fuck Harvard? I would never say anything like that–anything so obviously untrue, yet true.

  39. An old Teamster acquaintance of mine who is a radical at heart, forever eager to burn the village to save it, has repackaged himself as a progressive politician and candidate for Seattle mayor, when the term of the pedophile mayor ed murray comes to its sad but inevitable end end–where have all the young men gone, long time passing, etc. I watched him in the dull as paint mayor debate, and he was downright boring. The only thing we learned is he is now big on accountability and transparency. The only thing I can say on his behalf is he put the Seattle Times on strike for two months which was good. In doing so however he cost some excellent Teamster leaders who tried to stop him their jobs. If Bobby Hasegawa wins–which he will not, it will be back to the future. The one who will win is Jennie Durkin who is a prominent lesbian. Her father Martin was a state politician who could never get to the next rung on the ladder. My godfather, who was Senator Magnuson’s campaign manager, he being at that time the dean of the Senate, but it was no use. You cannot turn a sows ear into a silk purse. The other thing that stood out in that dull listless debate was the word progressive. Every one of those swinging dicks boasted of being a progressive. Question: where is Judge Kaufman when we need him; gone to grave yards everywhere, when will they ever learn. When will they ever learn?

  40. get ready for a wild ride… by Ryan Lizza


    Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. It was an interesting group, and raised some questions. Was Trump getting strategic advice from Hannity? Was he considering hiring Shine? But Scaramucci had his own question—for me.

    “Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said

    “They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)


    “The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”

    Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)

    He reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. “He didn’t get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,” he said. “And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.” His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.

    I got the sense that Scaramucci’s campaign against leakers flows from his intense loyalty to Trump. Unlike other Trump advisers, I’ve never heard him say a bad word about the President. “What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he told me.

    He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. “O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice.”

    “What?” I interjected.

    “Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.” He added, “The lie detector starts—” but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms. I asked if the President knew all of this.

    “Well, he doesn’t know the extent of all that, he knows about some of that, but he’ll know about the rest of it first thing tomorrow morning when I see him.”


    Scaramucci seemed to have second thoughts. Within two hours he deleted the original tweet and posted a new one denying that he was targeting the chief of staff. “Wrong!” he said, adding a screenshot of an Axios article that said, “Scaramucci appears to want Priebus investigated by FBI.” Scaramucci continued, “Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince45.”

    A few hours later, I appeared on CNN to discuss the overnight drama. As I was talking about Scaramucci, he called into the show himself and referenced our conversation. He changed his story about Priebus. Instead of saying that he was trying to expose Priebus as a leaker, he said that the reason he mentioned Priebus in his deleted tweet was because he wanted to work together with Priebus to discover the leakers.

    “He’s the chief of staff, he’s responsible for understanding and uncovering and helping me do that inside the White House, which is why I put that tweet out last night,” Scaramucci said, after noting that he had talked to me Wednesday night. He then made an argument that journalists were assuming that he was accusing Priebus because they know Priebus leaks to the press.

    “When I put out a tweet, and I put Reince’s name in the tweet,” he said, “they’re all making the assumption that it’s him because journalists know who the leakers are. So, if Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that.”

    Scaramucci then made a plea to viewers. “Let me tell you something about myself,” he said. “I am a straight shooter.”


    Hold on folks…

  41. journalists know who the leakers are
    absolutely. They are the recipients of the leaks. Ignatius is a prime example.

    likewise, Rence is a leaker. Two of his key subordinates who he brought over from the RNC have been canned for leaking. The law of probability informs us that by virtue of their pedigree, proximity and relationship to him, he knew and approved of what they were doing. If it were only one key subordinate, it might be a one off situation, but two tells us exactly what it is. Rence is the leaker in chief, it cannot be otherwise, and every dog has his day, and Rence when the phone rings it won’t be Avon calling you, chump.

  42. well lookee here…Admin, you may be starting to get your wishes…

    IT’S OFFICIAL: Republicans Request SECOND SPECIAL COUNSEL to Investigate Hillary, Comey, Lynch

    Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are asking for a second special counsel separate from Robert Mueller to probe aspects of the 2016 election and actions by officials in the Obama administration, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and other Republicans on the committee sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday requesting the appointment of a second special counsel, according to NBC News reporter Frank Thorp.

    The letter asked that the second special counsel investigates officials including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former FBI Director James Comey.The lawmakers also cite concerns with Mueller’s probe, accusing it of being too narrow.

    The letter comes a day after Republicans on the committee voted to request documents related to Comey’s communications with the Obama administration and journalists.

    A letter was sent to AG Sessions and Deputy AG Rosenstein via Frank Thorp of NBC News:

    read on…

  43. Scar sounds crazy…needed tough, not so sure about crazy, and then he calls a freaking journalist, who, why he called in the first place and talked like a Tony Soprano Lieutenant , I don’t know, kabuki theater to me, back, and walks back his comments… I really don’t understand this, too much crazy…

  44. “The lie detector starts—”

    IIRC.. All WH employees to be hired for the Bush2
    Admin.. had to agree to be polygraphed if they expected gainful employment.

    I really think the WH W W is bugged with the highly sophisticated state of the art electronic recording equipment. If Trump hasn’t done his due diligence
    and hired a top firm for total security, well then, he can fire everyone and still remain an easy target by Obama’s covert minions sequestered within the walls of the WW.

  45. 15 Million Americans Would Opt-Out Of Obamacare.. If They Could

    If the individual mandate were to be repealed and Americans were no longer required to purchase the Obamacare-mandated levels of health insurance coverage, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) believes that 15 million Americans would no longer purchase such coverage.
    Some, including Jonathan Gruber, believe that the CBO is overestimating the impact of repealing the mandate. Gruber was one of the architects of the healthcare law.

    Politically, the impact of these projections is significant since the individual mandate has long been the most unpopular part of Obamacare. Recent polling shows that two-thirds of Americans would like to see it repealed. For many, the idea of the government forcing anybody to buy anything is in conflict with America’s commitment to individual freedom.


    Crickets from the Dems… Better Deal? lol

  46. Wbboei, the fight against Big Media is yielding results. Fusion GPS is lighting the way for everyone to see. Add a special prosecutor for Fusion GPS to our list.

  47. Senate voting now on “skinny repeal” of ObamaCare which will, if it passes, go to a conference committee of the House and Senate.

  48. “Skinny repeal” fails. Failed because McCain, Collins, and Murkowski voted “no”.

    McConnell will have to reassess his entire strategy. It’s not 100% dead but 99% dead.

  49. Just before the vote:

    McConnell says most GOPers kept their word to repeal ObamaCare. Thanks those that voted yes. Thanks President and Vice President.

    “This is a disappointment.” Thanks the House. Says Dimocrats are “celebrating”. Says American people are “hurting”.

  50. Obama wins again …a devastating defeat by no other than the guy who lost to Obama and made this all possible. That’s it for Trump and the GOP. It’s over.

  51. Like I said, it’s time Trump pulled that grenade pin on ending those subsidies for Obamacare and hang the resulting Obamacare chaos on the necks of the Dims and the suicidal seven GOP senators.

  52. admin
    July 28, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Can “journalists” who took Fusion GPS money be prosecuted as Fusion will be under the Foreign Agents Registration Act?
    Glenn Simpson is a former Wall Street Journal reporter who uses other reporters/journalists to disseminate his information/disinformation for is lobbying clients. I think they can. Also think it may meet RICO criteria.

  53. Also McCain will be pulled into the FARA mess since he was one of the chief promoters of disinformation on behalf of a foreign power, Russia and Ukraine, and all that is needed is the money connection. Old Spitey showed his ass tonight in anger at being entangled and exposed.

  54. From the information emerging Fusion GPS and the main clown Glenn Simpson have an interesting business plan. He is paid by anyone needing disinformation or smearing campaigns including foreign business, criminals or governments. Most meet multiple criteria and overlap. He does not register under FARA because he does it behind the scenes and under the auspices of “news” or the media or uses government officials themselves to do his lobbying for him (see John McCain).

    Simpson is paid by multiple parties to run the same information for lobbying and/or disinformation. He uses sub-contractors like Christopher Steele as a cut-out to roll up the disinformation that clients want spread around (like Piss-Gate) who pay Simpson (who pays Steele) to do it. He then sells the same disinformation to GOPe/Hillary (and the FBI who paid him again for it!). Simpson then completes the job by showing (or maybe selling it again?) and spreading disinfo to journo’s and media companies. And of course to dum-basses in federal agencies who work for crooks and elected government officials who have brain issues/spite like McCain.

    Simpson has run this “product” of his numerous times. He is very confident and good at it. So how did it blow up in his face this time?

    The media hysteria. DC hysteria. Overselling. What usually just floats around below the surface in DC got published by Buzzfeed after after CNN talked about it without intending to publish be another link in the smear chain. It was never to be made “public” and only circulate in DC.

    Steele threw in all kinds of crap to make it sound good. Tech stuff which he obviously knows nothing about and so he just grabbed a Russian name with tech business. That guy, used to juice up a fake dossier, didn’t like it. He was libeled. And it could and would ruin his reputation and his business. Being a rich tech guy, server farms is his business, sued the shit out of Steele. In the UK courts because the libel laws are very friendly towards people who are smeared. Steele knows this. But this disinformation was intended for the US where libel is hard to prove and courts are slower and politically stacked. And of course Steele didn’t think it would be published by Buzzfeed. Nor did Glenn Simpson.

    The string is being pulled and all kinds of stuff is falling out. Simpson tried to get paid by everyone. He combined “jobs”, Magninsky Act repeal lobbying for the Russian government and oppo research on Donald Trump for the GOPe who was trying to knock him out of the primary. When that didn’t work he went for more money from Democrats and the feds. I wouldn’t be surprised if Simpson both pays journo’s for spreading his filth AND charging media conglomerates for access to it. Simpson is smart but greedy. Fusion GPS is the Russia, Russia, Russia imbroglio. Now the question is how many felonies did he commit?

  55. By the way, CNN “caused” this mess too. By openly, and stupidly, boldly broadcasting stuff that was supposed to just set up FISA warrants for Lynch, Comey, Samantha Powers, et al, in SECRET to cover their asses for spying on US citizens, and remain background gossip, CNN emboldened the dunces at Buzzfeed to go full tilt. It is really very funny.

  56. Jeff last night:
    Sessions calls Trump criticism over Russia recusal ‘kind of hurtful’ in ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ interview
    “”The President of the United States is a strong leader,” Sessions told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in El Salvador. “He has had a lot of criticisms and he’s steadfastly determined to get his job done, and he wants all of us to do our jobs and that’s what I intend to do.”

    FoxNews is covering EVERYTHING this morning. Good stuff!

  57. So glad Mitch waited for his buddy McCain to come back for the vote…

    Now you know he had to know how McCain would vote…

  58. Tucker is being used by the sons to shame Trump…
    It may have been a bad gamble, his popular show will take a hit, he was the darling of the conservatives.

  59. This from a fav journalist. I did not see it anywhere but in The White House email feed I checked just now.

    “Why the Rust Belt just gave Donald Trump a hero’s welcome”
    – Salena Zito, in the New York Post

    Last night in Youngstown, Ohio, the “town was on fire,” writes Salena Zito, in the New York Post. Preparing for the President’s visit, “By 1 in the afternoon on Tuesday, every main thoroughfare downtown was filled with happy people heading toward the Covelli Centre,” Zito reported. She interviewed Donald Skowron, a retired police officer, who said he was “very happy with the president’s performance so far,” and Dave Torrance who said the president is “doing the right things.” She offers insights into how the President connects with working class voters, and how he is offering them hope that once again, the American dream is alive.

  60. They win the Presidency, have both houses, but can’t repeal the issue they pledged to repeal for almost 7 years!!! they ran on. I truthfully gave up on things after 08(I know this blog has changed a bit since then), but how frustrated is it to see that these politicians, form both sides, really are just the same. For a small business owner like me, the costs of healthcare are astronomical and I was open to any plan that would reduce costs…I can’t wait to see in September what my mew premiium will be as it has gone up by 50% since 2011.

  61. I’m not worried about the Obamacare Repeal failing. That was theater last night — McConnell & Ryan never intended to repeal it. McCain got the “honors” of sinking it because he wanted to be the one to send the FU to Trump. But the ones who are oh so happy today are the same ones that swore Trump would never win. Trump said he would & he did what he said. He won in spite of them and he will eventually get what he wants re: repeal & replace in spite of them too. Unlike them, Trump does what he says he’s going to do.

  62. No surprise there…Not sure what is happening at the White House but I fear Nancy Pelosi will be back in the speakers chair after the midterms and Joe Biden our next President. GOP worthless , spineless, complicit with dems. And with all that they just needed 1 vote and Mccain douches them!!!

  63. They didn’t need just one vote JB, they knew in advance who was going to vote which way so they could give cover to the Rinos to vote for it. It’s kabuki theater 24/7.

    I’m not surprised Pribus is gone, but after Moochs vulgar insanity and threat to him, I actually thought Mooch would be out too.
    Cut your losses quickly.

    Put your seat belts on , we’re in for a bumpy ride…

    Wizard of Oz time…

  64. JB…relax…it is high drama, but take it day by day for now…

    btw…notice how quickly PDT changes the narrative & headlines

    I was just thinking about Anthony S’s comments yesterday when he said that he had the whole digital imprint from the FBI & DOJ on the leakers & he planned on meeting with PDT today to show him the whole trail in detail…all the links & connections that exposed the leakers…

    I’m thinking Scaramucci trapped & indicted Reince like a you know what trying to escape…

    Anthony says there are others he has the goods on…I think Dina Powell must be watching her back

    also as much as I have seen I have liked about General Powell, I just read that he is from Brighton, Mass (I lived there for awhile when I went to BC)
    I think it will be positive to have this General as Chief of Staff , particularly when many of us suspect that many of the leaks are also coming from NSC under Lt Gen HR Mc Master & his co-hort Dina P


  65. Gonzo…imho…Mooch isn’t going anywhere…he flipped his ‘velvet glove’ a bit too erratically in the last few days (I also just saw that his wife has filed for divorce, she is not a trumper)

    but PDT is putting together his tough guy/gal Alpha team and Anthony is integral, I think PDT has finally had it with the BS…and I do think it was part of him lighting the fire under Sessions…

    this is PDT…he isn’t going to change…he reminds me so much of my father’s generation…they are blunt, to the point, abrasive, they swear…they even strike out…the glossy politicians are going to have to get used to it…because as some of us have said before…PDT is our bulldozer…he keeps plowing over, around and thru it all…others freak out…PDT moves forward or in any direction he needs to go…

    I agree, Anthony needs to think before he goes full out vulgar with the press that is out to get PDT…that did seem like rookie dumb…hopefully mini-T will learn from his error…

  66. …maybe Reince can join Sean and go on ‘Dancing with the Stars’…with their Wisconsin buddy, Paul Ryan to follow…

  67. The video link above is not so good. It starts long before the MS=13 speech does, so has filler. It is from WH source. I wonder if they’ll edit this link or issue another. This one currently is a pain.

  68. Obama, Brennan, Clapper, Rogers and Rice appealed to a FISA court to conduct surveillance on American citizens for purely political purposes. The first time it was turned down, the second time it was granted.


    The question on the table is whether Sessions will go after them, and reading between the lines, it sounds that unlike before he is willing to do so now. If he does then he will remain attorney general.

    The other thing that has come out is the idiot who opened Pandoras box by appointed Mueller when there was no evidence a crime had been committed, which is something the Special Prosecutor statute requires, Rod Rosenstein was recommended by Elija (Poor Old Kwalija) Cummings who is a bitter partisan and dumber than owl shit. And Rence.

    Above all, this is why the enemies are talking about the removal of the president.

    Start at 12:52

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