Bombshell: Proof Of FBI CIA DOJ Soft Coup Against President Trump

The warm gun with smoke wafting from the barrel is here:

It’s a call for a soft coup against the duly elected president. The call for a soft coup comes from the highest levels of the FBI and the DOJ. The “protection” is straight out of a 1950s melodrama.

Except, it’s not a military plot. It’s a plot against democracy and the American people by the corrupt intelligence agencies.



We knew it was going to get much worse. In June of this year we warned that those who thought the attacks against President Trump would cease or even get less hysterical were gravely deluded. We warned the attacks against President Trump would only increase as the Deep State FBI CIA DOJ got more and more desperate to destroy the President who stands in their way.

The investigators need to be investigated, preferably at an autopsy of themselves and their agencies. They are entirely corrupt:



For a long time we declared the country was desperately in need of many special prosecutors to investigate the many corruptions of Barack Obama’s gangster government. At this point, special prosecutors are not enough. We are approaching the point that President Trump will need to call out the troops. The corruption at the FBI and DOJ are that pervasive:

Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.

It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote in the text, dated Aug. 15, 2016.

Andy is likely Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.


These are but some of the revelations that began to leak out during the vote tally of the Alabama election. The leaks are text messages from the top of the FBI. But it gets worse, much much worse:

The co-founder of Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS confirmed in court filings on Tuesday that he met last year with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and hired Ohr’s wife to help with the opposition research firm’s investigation of Donald Trump.

Glenn Simpson said in a declaration filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. that he met “at [Ohr’s] request” weeks after the presidential election. Simpson stated that Ohr, who recently held the position of deputy assistant attorney general, sought the meeting “to discuss our findings regarding Russia and the election.”

The DOJ’s Bruce Ohr asked to meet with Fusion GPS. And the meeting was about Russia and the election, as requested by DOJ’s Bruce Ohr. DOJ official Bruce Ohr knew all about Fusion GPS and its corruptions because his wife worked for Fusion GPS!!! It’s much much worse:

Simpson also disclosed that Fusion GPS hired Ohr’s wife, Nellie, to serve as a subcontractor on Trump-related work.

Trump defenders have seized on the Ohr’s relationship with Fusion GPS. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow cited the revelations to call for a second special counsel.

In his declaration, Simpson referred to Nellie Ohr as “a former government official expert in Russian matters” who Fusion GPS hired “to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump.”

It is not clear what government position Simpson was referring to in the declaration. But a 2010 Justice Department report shows that Ohr worked at that time as a researcher for Open Source Works, the CIA’s in-house open source research shop.

FBI, CIA, DOJ. All working together on a soft coup d’état against the American government and democracy itself.

The revelations emerge as part of a concerted effort to block more revelations from exposure. As we wrote back in August, Fushion GPS is in large part a Big Media scandal and Fusion GPS is doing everything it can to protect corrupt Big Media. We described a great deal of this in Apocalypse Now! Corrupt Big Media Tool, Fusion GPS And Obama Scandals

With the latest revelations more pieces of the Big Media Fusion GPS FBI CIA DOJ puzzle begin to fit ever tighter:

In addition to his meeting with Simpson, Bruce Ohr also met last year with dossier author Christopher Steele. Fox News reported last week that Ohr’s meetings with Steele occurred before the election.

Ohr still works at the Justice Department, but he was stripped of one of his positions last Wednesday after Fox News inquired about his meetings with Simpson and Steele. He remains as director of Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion GPS — which Simpson referred to as “confidential” — was revealed Monday night. Fox News reported that she worked for the oppo firm during the presidential campaign. It was unclear until Simpson’s disclosure whether she worked directly on Trump-related matters.

Simpson says in his court filing that he acknowledged during his Nov. 14 interview with the House Intelligence Committee that he met with Bruce Ohr. Fusion’s attorneys pointed to the apparent leak of his testimony to argue in favor of a temporary restraining order to block the release of the firm’s bank records.

The committee and Fusion have been locked in a battle since October over the bank documents.

Republicans on the House panel have issued a subpoena for the records in hopes of identifying some of Fusion’s clients and contractors. Fusion’s lawyers have argued that the subpoena violates Fusion’s confidentiality and First Amendment rights.

The issuance of the subpoena has already had some results. Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, came forward in October to disclose that it hired Fusion for the project that produced the dossier. [snip]

Fusion was caught off guard by a subpoena issued to the bank — TD Bank — by Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence panel.

Fusion’s lawyers cited all of the revelations about Simpson’s testimony as evidence that the House’s subpoena for the TD Bank records “is part of a punitive effort by Chairman Nunes to retaliate against Fusion and to interfere with its constitutional rights.”

“The subpoena is an effort to harm Fusion and its associates. It seeks to divert attention away from, and interfere with, the investigation and to expose Fusion’s associations with other individuals and entities that have nothing to do with the Russia investigation,” the complaint reads.

Devin Nunes is the hero of this opulent saga of corruption and anarchy by Big Media FBI CIA DOJ.

Glenn Simpson declaration by Chuck Ross on Scribd

The Deep State, Academia, Big Media, CIA FBI DOJ are co-conspirators in the attempted destruction of our democracy. They are not the heroes, they are the enemy of the American people. They have been winning for decades. Now comes President Trump and they are desperate animals trapped in fear.

The fight did not end on election night 2016. All that happened on election night 2016 was the American people got a fighter and a fighting chance of winning back our republic.

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116 thoughts on “Bombshell: Proof Of FBI CIA DOJ Soft Coup Against President Trump

  1. Even some of the smartest have thought that political “banter” from such high official was much ado about nothing. But reading is seeing the truth for what it is:

  2. It’s very scary to think that a huge amount of the population is more than happy to sign over the USA to communism. Life is hard for the young people, poor job prospects (so they think anyway) and huge huge student loan debt, financed by the government who brainwashed them. They are miserable, and would love communism, cradle to grave care from the government. Their parents also want this, because their parents think their kids will fail without cradle to grave coddling from the government. I live in a blue state, and work in a horrifyingly lefty field. I hear nothing else except how everyone hates Trump. So I do not know how the rest of the country feels. From where i sit, people absolutely cannot wait for communism. They welcome it with open arms. They will not find any of this corruption horrifying. They will love it. They are so stupid they don’t know they are communists. They think they are liberals and morally superior to evil Republicans. Many are very well off, and don’t understand that capitalism is why they are so comfortable. Their kids however, are nothing special, they know this and worry for them. And want the government to take care of them. Don’t at all mean to be an eyeore complaining person. I just wanted to report from where I am. I have lost all of my friends, am now more distant with my far lefty family.(Who just think they are harmless democrats, like I used to be. My mother “jokes” to my husband, “and you sleep with this woman?” ha ha,we all laugh, when I debated some of Trump’s views that I agreed with, ha ha, we all say, cause I’ve left the democrats. My husband is still a gem, but he is somewhat disinterested in politics.) It’s all because of politics. My friends don’t know my views, but I’m so uncomfortable around them, they have nothing really to talk about anyway anymore, that I don’t ring them up anymore, because all they do it talk about how much the hate Trump voters, that’s all they talk about . and I’m tired. I pray the rest of the country is not like where I live.

  3. I meant my husband is still a dem. But is disinterested in politics. To be honest I’m glad he still is, or he’d get fired I’m sure.

  4. interesting how yesterday just before & around the time the voting was ending news was coming out that Mueller was done interviewing all the WH people…

    …and people on TV began to speculate that Mueller’s investigation was wrapping up & coming to an end…

    hmmm…is this a case of Mueller and his “investigators” metaphorically getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar…and/or ooops…the ‘cat is out of the bag’ syndrome…

    perhaps so much info is coming out…and the dots are being connected to the corruption of DOJ, FBI & collusion with Mueller’s investigation so quickly and easy for most to comprehend…that Mr Mueller wants to wrap it up and get out of dodge before even more damage is done to him and his “investigators”

    lots of clichés start to apply…

    also interesting how now the Dems are going to go full speed ahead with trying to force PDT out of office based on sexual harassment complaints…

    note that one woman who was trying to sue PDT for defaming her and hurting her career just got her case thrown out of court on appeal

    as many of us have been asking for a long, long time…
    “who will investigate the investigators?”

    now Congress is saying it out loud & clear for everyone to hear…

    that is good news…

  5. Deep cover

    Obviously I don’t think you have anything to be ashamed of or to hide. I live in New York. If someone starts with the negative anti Trump rhetoric I aggressively shut them down. I basically try to embarrass them for spouting hatred, racism, anti-Semitism etc. and I emphatically decry the corruption of the media and the Democrats. I also tell them when they are better informed they will evolve to my position. Since I have been in the past a Dem committeewoman, That usually shuts them up.

  6. btw…Jim Jordan, Trey Gowdy & Ron DeSantis were terrific today…I missed a few of the other good ones because when the Dems came on I turned channel & lost track of time to return…I can’t take listening to them anymore…

    that Guitterez (sp) is an idiot…

    *************************************************

    deep cover…I feel your pain; I have also gone thru some of what you describe with very smart friends who do not see the light…or have any objectivity anymore….everything is based on emotions & PDT’s personality…

    I tend to just avoid politics completely with them…but sometimes they try to provoke me and then sparks can ignite…

  7. Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe):

    a. “I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration

    Q-1: does this mean that this Trump hating female FBI lawyer, and the paramour of Peter Stroke–Lisa Page– was the “initiator” of the plot

    Q-2: was that plot, “path” “insurance policy” he refers to accuse the Trump campaign of colluding with Putin to throw the election?

    Q-3: was the wife of Peter Stroke, the cuckold in a subplot, involved in the production of the dirty dossier since she was reputed to be a Russia expert and she worked with GPS?

    b. in Andy’s office

    Q-3: was McCabe a party to this meeting? Or do subordinates meet in his office routinely without him present?

    Q-4: was McCabe unaware of the fact that Ohr was meeting with GPS before and after the campaign?

    Q-5: if not, where did Ohr get the idea to meet with them, and who else did he discuss this with?

    Q-6: was the claim that Ohr was demoted because he failed to inform his superior a dirty lie intended to protect McCabe? (Hint: as barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts, champion of the Inns of Court put it rather coyly in The Witness for The Prosecution . . . . its not unlikely.)

    Prediction: This snake has many heads–and a survey of the presidential briefing notes when they become available will show that Barack Insane Obama was involved in it right up to his big ears.

  8. To properly analyze this soft coup attempt, you need to develop a time line of the important events. I have not done this. But Morris has. And he uses it to peel away the layers of the onion, to find the rot which is at the core of the justice department and the fbi. Watch:

    https://youtu.be/XXAITesNfP4

  9. This limp dick attempt to defend Mooler has two gaping holes in it. To say that he kicked Peter Stroke off the investigation when he found out he was sending texts critical of Trump leaves two vital questions unanswered:

    1. why did he pick Peter Stroke in the first place? Wasn’t it precisely because he knew Peter Stroke was a bitter partisan. And wasn’t that the criterion he used for every other hire he made? There is no point in posing that question to Mooler. He will of course deny it. But the facts speak for themselves, and his credibility is in the toilet.

    2. why did he HIDE that information–the fact that he demoted Peter Stroke from Congress. If he is on the level and found that he had a rat on his team whose presence could undermine the credibility of the investigation, then he would have disclosed it to demonstate that he was credible and fair. The fact that he hid it from the oversight committe and the public creates a spoliatory inference based on the fact that he had a responsibility to act, failed to do so, and his failure to do so speaks volumes about Moolers own credibility–or lack thereof.

  10. The other thing you hear is that Mooler was once a decorated Marine.

    Big fucking deal.

    This has nothing, nada, zero to do with how he discharges his duties as a prosecutor.

    The best evidence of that was that article admin posted several weeks ago, where Mooler sent a confederate with a wire into the office of a defense lawyer, gave him exculpatory information for his client, and then told the attorney this was all a lie, but he wanted to help that client. The defense lawyer saw the Mooler set up, tossed the bastard out of his office, tore up the affidavit and when he ran into Mooler some time later and confronted him, Mooler hung his head sheepishly and shrugged his shoulders which was an admission of prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys who have worked wiht Mooler give similar accounts. So when I hear some dim or rino say Mooler is an honorable man, I think of Marc Anthony’s speech in which he called Brutas who betrayed and murdered Caesar and honorable man–before he turned the
    furious mob against him and said “mischief thou art afoot!”

  11. To say nothing of Moolers cover up of the uranium 1 scandal.

    Yes in deede an honorable man.

    And so, as Marc Anthony said:

    Oh, sirs, if I stirred your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, I would offend Brutus and Cassius, who, you all know, are honorable men.

    I will not do them wrong.

    I would rather wrong the dead, and wrong myself and you, than wrong such honorable men

  12. “all they do it talk about how much the hate Trump voters, that’s all they talk about . and I’m tired. I pray the rest of the country is not like where I live.”
    ———–
    California (the heavily populated areas, anyway) is like this. That’s why I’m moving to Texas next year. I need to live among people I can relate to. I find it soul-crushing to live among people who just don’t get it.

  13. deep cover,

    I was born and raised in northwest New Jersey which is a Republican area of the state. I always voted Democrat at the time. In 2006, I moved to Florida. My first chance to vote, I voted against Republican (at the time) Charlie Crist. I then voted for Hillary Clinton in the Florida Democratic primary. When I realized that the Democrats were pushing a Marxist for the presidency, I reevaluated my politics. I was a more conservative Democrat who woke up. Like the many Democrats before me who left the party, I didn’t relate to it any longer. I have since voted a straight Republican ticket from 2008 on, although I am not a member of the Republican party. In fact, I am still registered as a Democrat, but you will NEVER see me vote for one again be it a local or national election. I don’t do neo-marxism.

    As for your comment about other areas of the country, I openly talk about the Democrats in a negative way when given the opportunity. I have yet to be harangued by anyone for it. Since 2008, I have met a few former Democrats. They viewed the party similarly to me. In fact, i would dare say that these people are some of the biggest opponents to the Democrats at this time. Funny how that works. Where I live, there are some Democrats who are all mainly transplants like myself, but I would have to say that my community is more Republican than Democrat.

  14. Thank you everyone for the comments! Thank you S for the commiserating.

    Thank you Nomobama! I also turned in 2008 because good grief! Who wants to live under communism? uh-doy. I do wish I was in New Jersey.

    And Thank you Optimist for the well, optimism! I also live in New York. Just outside in one of the suburbs, major Hillary land, she lives nearby. I commute into Manhattan. Am in a artsy world, hence my complete disconnect from any sane point of view. I’m gonna do what you do! You have inspired me! I’m gonna get some backbone! Who cares if my friends hate me now? Whatevs. I’ll get new ones. Ha! Do you by any chance know of any women Trump supporter groups anywhere in New York that I can get in contact with? it is quite vicious where I live, very anti Trump, even the repubs here seem to not like him.

    And thank you again, admin, for another stellar year of commentary and analysis! Where would we be without you? Bravo!!!

  15. Like the many Democrats before me who left the party, I didn’t relate to it any longer. I have since voted a straight Republican ticket from 2008 on, although I am not a member of the Republican party. In fact, I am still registered as a Democrat, but you will NEVER see me vote for one again be it a local or national election. I don’t do neo-marxism.
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    No problem. Trump is reinventing the Republican party so it includes the folks who still remember, and identify with, the more moderate Democratic party of FDR, Truman, Kennedy, and Clinton. It’s a big tent. Welcome!

  16. Have been watching the videos of Jim Jordan and Trey Gowdy grilling Rod Rosenstein. I’m just aghast. Words fail me — almost. I’ll give it a try.

    My impression: Rosenstein is at best a weasel, at worst a liar. His responses to the questions are mealy-mouthed and evasive. AND HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE ON OUR SIDE!!! He’s the Deputy Attorney General — at least that’s what the sign on his door says.

    (I’ve heard he’s also a gentleman, because someone saw him come through a door that said so.)

    Meanwhile, Sessions is missing in action, having recused himself a year ago FOR NO GOOD REASON.

    Except for a few brave GOP senators, our president is ALONE. There is NO ONE on his staff who is FIGHTING FOR HIM.

    This makes me so furious I can’t see straight. We need to DEMAND a second special prosecutor. And yes, if Rosenstein refuses, Trump should FIRE him. No need to fire Mueller. Let that tainted investigation end with a whimper, not a bang.

  17. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fbis-trump-insurance-1513210929

    Wednesday’s revelations—they’re coming almost daily—include the Justice Department’s release of 2016 text messages to and from Peter Strzok, the FBI counterintelligence agent whom Mr. Mueller demoted this summer. The texts, which he exchanged with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, contain expletive-laced tirades against Mr. Trump. Such Trump hatred is no surprise and not by itself disqualifying. More troubling are texts that suggest that some FBI officials may have gone beyond antipathy to anti-Trump plotting.

    “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office—that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Mr. Strzok wrote Ms. Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 text. He added: “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

    What “policy” would that be? The “Andy” in question is Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director. FBI officials are allowed to have political opinions, but what kind of action were they discussing that would amount to anti-Trump “insurance”?

    In another exchange that month, Ms. Page forwarded a Trump-related article and wrote: “Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace.” He thanked her and assured: “Of course I’ll try and approach it that way.” Mr. Strzok, recall, is the man who changed the words “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” in James Comey’s July 2016 public exoneration of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

    The McCabe meeting came on the heels of the FBI’s launch of its counterintelligence probe into Trump-Russia ties. July is also when former British spook Christopher Steele briefed the FBI on his Clinton-financed dossier of salacious allegations against Mr. Trump. The texts explain why Mr. Mueller would remove Mr. Strzok, though a straight shooter wouldn’t typically resist turning those messages over to Congress for as long as Mr. Mueller did.

    Meanwhile, we’re learning more about the political motives of Mr. Mueller’s lieutenant, Andrew Weissmann. Judicial Watch last week released an email in which Mr. Weissmann expressed his “awe” and praise for Sally Yates, after the then acting AG and Obama holdover refused to implement Mr. Trump’s travel ban.

    This should trouble anyone who cares about the integrity of the Justice Department. Ms. Yates had every right to resign at the time if she felt she couldn’t implement Mr. Trump’s order. But she had no authority as an executive branch official to defy a legitimate presidential order. Mr. Weissmann’s support for her insubordination was a declaration that he is part of the “resistance.” This should be unacceptable in a ranking FBI official, much less someone charged with conducting a fair-minded investigation.

    Public confidence isn’t helped by the continuing Justice and FBI refusal to cooperate with Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who supervises Mr. Mueller, toed the Mueller-FBI line on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee. He repeated FBI Director Christopher Wray’s preposterous excuse that he can’t answer questions because of an Inspector General probe. And he wouldn’t elaborate on the news that Nellie Ohr, the wife of senior Justice official Bruce Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS, which hired Mr. Steele to gin up his dossier.

    The man who should be most disturbed by all this is Mr. Mueller, who wants his evidence and conclusions to be credible with the public. Evidence is building instead that some officials at the FBI—who have worked for him—may have interfered in an American presidential election. Congress needs to insist on its rights as a co-equal branch of government to discover the truth.

  18. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/12/13/marines-practicing-full-scale-air-sea-and-ground-assault-on-southern-california-bases/

    CAMP PENDELTON — A war game exercise that deploys a battalion-size air, sea and ground assault is playing out across Marine Corps bases in Southern California this week.

    The exercise, which includes more than 20,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division and more than 600 Marine aviators and their crews, is taking place at San Clemente Island, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Camp Pendleton and at the Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.

    It combines the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s “Winter Fury” exercise with the 1st Marine Division’s “Steel Knight” training. Both are held annually to prepare Marines for worldwide threats and to sharpen their skills for upcoming deployments. But the combined exercise is the first in more than a decade, military officials say.

    “We are setting up a full command structure within the wing that will command and control all our assets flying in the air space that is real and virtual,” said Col. Michael Borgschulte, assistant Wing Commander for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which has units at Camp Pendleton, Miramar and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona. “We are doing command and control integration with the 1st Marine Division.”

    The exercise at Twentynine Palms, re-creating a battalion air assault to establish an air field and refueling center behind enemy lines, trains Marines and sailors in planning, deployment and command and control against an enemy force with similar capabilities.

    The size and scope of the training makes it unique, Borgschulte said.

    “We’ll move a full battalion via aviation into Twentynine Palms and establish an airfield there using upwards of 40 aircraft,” said Borgschulte, who at 48 has been in the Marine Corps for 27 years and is a trained Cobra pilot.

    The exercise includes F/A-18 Hornets, KC-130J Super Hercules, AV-8B Harriers, MV-22 Ospreys, AH-1Z Vipers, UH-1Y Venoms, CH-53E Super Stallions, MQ-9 Reapers, MQ-21 Blackjacks and drones.

    While Marines, sailors and aviators operate in the air and on the ground, commanders are running their command and control center from tents in the desert. Communication between aviation and ground forces and the center is critical, Borgschulte said. Typically, these units work independently.

  19. I feel your pain deep cover as it is the same for me. I have relatives who are so upset over Franken and I just say nothing. They also attack Trump 24/7 and I also have stopped arguing as I feel it’s useless. My 2 boys are fortunate to graduate private schools with no debt(my baby girl still in grade school) and one of them is going into finance and will do well. The other got a useless degree and truthfully is living back home and has what is called “failure to launch”(google and you will see it is what many young kids have today). I have done OK but truthfully trying to wind down as health issues have been ongoing the last few years and I am in my mid 50’s so it’s still kind of early but my CPPS is really disabling at times.
    I am also greatly disappointed that the GOP turned out to be the losers we all thought they were when we were dems…they had everything and blew it!!!! I think Trump has a lot of bravado and ego like most billionaires and does nothing that other have done. He, imo, is likely a very nice guy, but can’t show it as it would be weakness . I am concerned about the midterms and think the dems will regain at least one or both Houses Of Congress . I see another Obama coming in 2020 and that will effectively end America as we know it. trump was our last chance and the dems, media, but particularly the GOP leadership undermined him from the beginning. Sessions should have stayed as Senator and we would not have this stupid Russia thing and because of the perverted elites, any man is fair game-guilty until proven guilty.

  20. admin
    December 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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    Probably practicing for an amphibious invasion behind enemy lines should the North Koreans attempt to move against the South.

  21. Rosenstein said Wednesday that the Justice Department and FBI plan to soon make Strzok available for an interview with the House Intelligence Committee.
    ———–
    Fuck you, Mortimer Snerd. Fuck you.

    Plan to make Peter Stroke available for WHAT?????????

    Listen to what Snerd says:

    For an INTERVIEW with the intelligence committe

    The implication being a seance behind closed doors

    Bull-fucking-shit——-Mr. Snerd

    Peter Stroke needs to go to a public hearing before congress

    He has much to teach us

    He can help us understand the high motives that led him to commit criminal acts—so we can be the wiser

    This is, of course, the imprimatur of every leftist dirt bag on the planet, because for them the end–always justifies the means

    Which is why they hate the constitution which rejects that premise root and branch, and insists that the means as much as the ends be constitutional

    But obviously Peter Stroke can ejaculate reasons why the authors of the Federalist were wrong about that

    He can also help us understand how in the darkest days one man can save the nation from the will of the people

    And prove to us that he is just the man to do it

    But why stop there?

    He can tell us how his keen orfactory nerve is triggered every time he gets within 2 miles of Walmart and does not recover until he enters Nordstrom to buy expensive perfume for his paramour not his wife

    He can explain why he saw fit to refer to the first family as douchebags, and show us whatever proof he has that this is true.

    It would be a crime against nature, worth of someone like Schumer to prevent the public from learning all it can from a man who has so much to offer.

    Rarely if ever is the public treated to such a spectacle as this, compounded by efforts by dims to defend him to the death, as he does a Johanthan Gruber mea culpa, and he was just trying to impress his paramour.

    Next time, Peter Stroke, try viagra. Its expensive in the short term, but in the long term its cheaper than this

  22. Gonzo:

    I think Stone is right.

    Ty Cobb reminds me of the actor Wilford Brimley.

    Not the one to defend a president against impeachment.

    He has the unerring instincts of the French high command shortly before the Nazis invaded France in WWII.

    Any comparison one might make between Mooler and the Nazis is in the mind of the beholder/

  23. Even a blind pig (like that wet behind the ears punk Jim Gerherty–one of the Trump hating RINOs at National Review) finds a acorn once in a while. But he remains a punk, because even though he states what is true, he conditions it with qualifies like “may”. You stupid ass Gerherty—if you want to make the point, do not hedge. Make the point. If you are wrong you are wrong. But don’t qualify your remarks. It weakens your argument, and those who oppose you will exploit your relativism. Or, if you cannot state your case powerfully and without qualifiers, then become an uber driver.
    ————
    Ironically, this is why Trump probably shouldn’t order that Mueller be fired.

    Whatever Mueller finds, Trump can argue that it is the unreliable work of a partisan crew that openly expressed a desire to prevent his election and derail his presidency, going back to 2016.

    Trump can win that argument in the court of public opinion, in part because it’s true, or at least true enough.

    Mueller shouldn’t have included Strzok, Weissman, Jeannie Rhee, or Aaron Zebly on his team and it’s reasonable to suspect that partisan passions may have influenced their decisions and perspective during the investigation.

    If Trump fires Mueller, then there will be demands that another special counsel take his place — and that counsel would be able to continue Mueller’s work without the perception of partisan bias.

  24. Six months ago, the Mooooooooooooooooler “dream team”—yes siree that is how big media billed these low lifes, and it is laughable to read this tripe now that we learn the truth about all of them. Great material for cross examination, right JB. I mean these seekers of wisdom and truth could walk on water and fly and Moooooler along with them, the clear inference being the nation can breath easy because with these people in charge justice will be done. The truth about Mooooooker defies all of this. The truth is he combed the justice department to find the bitterists of political partisans and assembled a rogues gallery of people to subvert the will of the electorate in order to protect the deep state for which all of them and their spouses worked. No laughing out loud please, but savor if you will what was said about these rogue back in the day, when we did not know any better. But sure as God made little green apples semper fi Moooooooooooler did.

    Also, do note that Zelby lately of this crowd is back at Wilmer Hale from whence cometh Lynch, Comey inter alia.

    https://www.wired.com/story/robert-mueller-special-counsel-investigation-team/

  25. http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/364840-for-anti-trump-pundits-the-visit-from-the-ghost-of-christmas-past

    The credibility of mainstream media took a hit the night the Trump won the election. Almost none of the major newspapers endorsed him, the primary and general election polls all had it wrong, and the YouTube compilations of TV stars predicting his demise are now running like NFL highlight reels.

    Instead being humbled by the combovered lump of coal in their stockings, the media spent last year’s holiday season doubling-down in heavy pours of eggnog to spin Christmas tales of the future president’s inaugural demise.

    Last year’s holiday season predictions range from the extreme, as in Chicago Tribune columnist’s “serious doubts that the American experiment will survive his reign,” to the mundane, “Judge Judy Scheindlin will be nominated” to the Supreme Court. Here is a look back at some of the other reindeer that didn’t fly:

    Prediction: NY Times columnist Paul Krugman wasted no time claiming that Trump will cause a “global recession,” claiming he is “ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work.” On Christmas day, he went further, insisting U.S. and foreign factories “would end up becoming sudden losers.”

    Reality: In the year since his election, Trump has ushered in an economic boom, complete with his promised 3 percent economic growth and lower unemployment rate. Manufacturing industry unemployment is at its lowest since the statistic was tracked, and the Wall Street Journal ran this headline last month: “U.S. Manufacturing Rides Rising Tide, Buoyed by Global Growth, Optimism.”

    Prediction: A Vanity Fair reporter not only predicted that Trump would be impeached, but that the evidence was already there. The magazine wasn’t alone in spreading the emoluments clause theory last year. They were joined by the left-leaning pages of New York mag, The Atlantic, and The Independent.

    Reality: Rep. Al Green’s (D-Texas) forced procedural vote on impeachment went down in flames, failing to gain even a third of the members of the Democratic conference. Even The Atlantic has been forced to admit that the likelihood of impeachment is fading.

    Prediction: Trump will lead us to World War III by ending our NATO alliance and triggering a Russian invasion of the Balkans according to experts at The Sun, or through a final showdown with China over Taiwan, as per CNN. Additionally, Business Insider swore he won’t “rip up” the Iran deal, and NBC preemptively dismissed Trump’s ability to control ISIS.

    Reality: Trump may have ruffled some feathers, but NATO members are now meeting their defense spending thresholds, and there’s no sign of a Russian invasion. Trump’s relationship with China has been complicated, but he is pushing his promised trade agenda, while at the same time getting cooperation on North Korea. Trump has decertified the Iran deal, and ISIS is in tatters.

    Prediction: Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen thought Trump’s policies would push away his base; and Washington Post columnist George Will spent his 2015 Christmas Eve like a conservative Ebenezer Scrooge, pen in hand at his desk, scribbling together an op-ed prediction that Trump’s ascension would be the end of the Republican Party as we know it.

    Reality: Despite some evidence that his polling is lower among Republicans, the GOP under President Trump is doing quite well. It is in the midst of its best-ever fundraising year, mostly driven by small donors. And the 2018 midterm election map looks good for Republicans, on the whole.

    Prediction: Politico thought Trump would effectively suspend the First Amendment, going as far as using the Espionage Act to prosecute journalists.

    Reality: Unlike President Obama, who was called out by left-leaning newspapers for coming dangerously close to doing this, Trump has not criminalized journalism.

    Prediction: Celebrities chimed in with their own holiday season predictions. Michael Moore ranted on Facebook, “Donald Trump is gunna get us all killed,” while the ever-more diplomatic Charlie Sheen wished for Trump’s death in the New Year.

    Reality: A year later, we’re still here and happily saying “Merry Christmas” again.

    Perhaps our friends in media will have a little slice of humble pie this holiday season.

  26. Marco Rubio says he won’t vote for the tax bill as currently constituted. No one believes him. A little man making big threats.

    Rubio makes his threat because he wants more money, even more money, on child tax credits. The current proposal already increases the child tax credit. Rubio’s threat is stupid because the tax bill is more generous on child tax credits than it used to be. Why would Rubio vote against the tax bill that increases the child tax credit only because it does not increase it as much as he wants. No one believes the threat because it makes no sense.

    The biggest reason for why Lil’ Marco’s “threat” is not believed is because of his ego and politics. Lil’ Marco is ambitious and wants to run again for president. What will his slogan be? “I killed tax cuts and tax reform!” Ambitious Lil’ Marco will vote for the bill because he cannot be known as the man that killed the Republican tax bill, angered President Trump, and made Republicans nervous about 2018.

  27. This will be fun to watch:

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/tom-carper-admitted-to-hitting-his-wife-in-1998-interview/

    Delaware senator Tom Carper admitted to slapping his wife in a 1998 interview with a veteran political journalist in the state, confirming an accusation he denied when first running for Congress.

    Carper represented Delaware first in the House, then was elected governor in 1993, and has been in the Senate since 2001. He fought the accusation that he hit his wife when it first emerged during his 1982 run for Congress, saying it was “without basis in fact” and pledging to sue the New York Post, which first published the accusation in 1982, for libel.

    Carper won in 1982 largely by attacking his Republican opponent for his “vicious” efforts to “smear” him and his wife, but 16 years later he admitted to Delaware reporter Celia Cohen that the accusation was true all along.

    “Did I slap my wife 20 years ago? Yes,” Carper said. “Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? No.” [snip]

    The deposition did in fact include an admission by Carper that he hit his wife and gave her a black eye.

    “I slapped Diane one time,” Carper said in the deposition, according to the report. “It was a stupid thing to do and I … regret it now. It caused some discoloration of her left eye and some puffiness.”

    Sounds more like a punch, not a slap.

    Obama Dimocrat a lying wife-beater. Will Big Media care?

  28. Another wife beater who is Amish:

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/12/14/head-of-congressional-ethics-office-sued-for-abusing-position-accused-of-assaulting-women/

    A top congressional ethics official who oversees investigations into misconduct by lawmakers is accused in a federal lawsuit of verbally abusing and physically assaulting women and using his federal position to influence local law enforcement, according to a complaint filed in a federal court in Pennsylvania last month.

    The ongoing lawsuit against Omar Ashmawy, staff director and chief counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics, stems from his involvement in a late-night brawl in 2015 in Milford, Pennsylvania, and includes a range of allegations relating to his behavior that evening and in the following two-and-half years.

  29. holdthemaccountable

    December 14, 2017 at 3:33 am

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/13/marcy-kaptur-womens-clothing-sexual-harassment-294974

    ******************************************************************
    someone has to say this…

    truthfully I did not read the article but I heard about the comments Marcy Kaptur made…

    and frankly if we are going to be honest…she is PARTIALLY right…
    not saying that gives anyone gay, straight, etc the right to harass someone
    but we have to look at all motives…

    as many of you know I lived in LA & worked in the Studio system & PR for many years…and also lived in NYC & Boston for long periods of time…and I have seen a lot on all sides & from many angles and perspectives…and there are women who USE sex for their own purposes to gain power

    just because a woman (or a man) says something does not mean she (he) automatically should be believed…women can also be manipulative & many are out there “playing the game” & ‘using’ men for all kinds of reasons…all women are not the same…as well as all men are not the same…straight, gay, transgender, etc on and on…there are a lot of layers to what is going on…a lot of grey…

    let’s get real…so this idea of just blindly being forced to “believe the women” is naïve…and dangerous…yes women should come forward & if substantiated believed…and even given the benefit of the doubt…but there are women who are not that innocent & provoke…we all know it

    …we cannot live in an atmosphere where any woman can say anything without proof of some sort and then destroy a man…
    that kind of becomes a “war on men”

    we already have cases of where women claimed rape by college athletes, etc & they were forced to admit they lied while in the process of ruining the lives of these young men

    on the other side we all know that there are men, especially men in power in LA/NYC/DC that use their power to harass, USE and compromise women…been going on for a long time…

    so bottom line…we have to be smart & discerning with all that is going on…because what appears to be going on is that just saying some harassed you 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago is enough to be weaponized to destroy someone without any real proof…

    that is not fair…there are a lot of politics going on & people on all sides are being used for political purposes…

  30. What the hell is wrong with these people!!! This #”me too” is bringing a lot of disturbing news. As for Ryan, good bye and good riddance. He and Boehner really had to be the worst leaders in history. Say what you want, but Tom Delay would have had the voted when it mattered. McConnell is a total career politician with no desire to change anything. He has lost every major vote ..the only thing he did well was prevent Obama from nominating a SCOTUS.

  31. admin
    December 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    Another wife beater who is Amish:
    ———–
    He is not responsible.

    It was the shooo fly pie he was force to consume as a child.

  32. Marco Rubio says he won’t vote for the tax bill as currently constituted. No one believes him. A little man making big threats.
    ————
    Marco: the mouse that roared

    Not to be confused with Ratboy Chuck Todd: the mouse that bored.

  33. gonzotx – Ryan: my hasty reporting? Our false hope?
    ———–
    S – Women who bare their boobs, then shame anyone for staring – about time someone light has shone light upon that non sequitur.

  34. The Marcy Kaptur incident perfectly captures our PC-run-amok culture.

    A woman makes the mundane observation that a woman’s inappropriate attire can arouse inappropriate behavior in a man, and people are “aghast”.

  35. Mukasey told Dobbs that someone threw Peter Stroke under the bus.

    A mystery within a mystery perhaps?

    And if the Judge is right, who might that be?

    A defender of the Republic?

    Not likely given the culture of the FBI/Justice Department.

    But possible my dear Watson.

    Or could it be some dark mover behind the scene seeking to give the investigators a bright shiny object to divert them from the real.

    In that case, did this dark mover, knowing Peter Strokes proclivities and adulterous liason manipulate him to do what he did, and then discard him like old rubbish.

    More likely.

    The only thing we know for sure is this:

    He’s here he’s there he’s everywhere.

    10,000 emails form the trail.

    That no longer elusive Pimpernell.

    Now that may be his final epitaph.

    That and the aria he will sing when he appears before congress.

    Which will put Gruber Peas, Caruso and Pavaroti to shame.

    Assuming the new special counsel gives him immunity.

  36. correction: 10,000 text messages, as tube skin Jeffrey Tooooobin told Dershowitz. I say bring back Glenn Greenwald to give Tubeskin the beat down he gave him before. We need new material. The old stuff is wearing thin. And lord knows Toobin needs a beat down now and then to restrain is supercilious nature, which is more than a trifle sickening. He is of course the CNN legal analyst which is something of an oxymoron.

  37. Wbboei, the timing of the latest revelations informs us possibly even more than the revelations themselves.

    Remember, the revelations have been coming in dribs and drabs for a while. Then on election night the big bombs fell.

    What happened to trigger the election night revelations? First, recall that Andrew McCabe cancelled his appearance earlier that Tuesday before congress. Second, on Wednesday Rosenstein was set to appear before congress. Rosenstein was battered at his appearance because the previous election night the text messages revelations burst forth. Also, the story of Bruce Ohr’s wife working for Fusion GPS also was revealed.

    This suggests that either McCabe and Rosenstein were set up by someone at DOJ or that something even deeper is at play. Byron York, like us, sees this but puts an odd spin to it that we don’t entirely agree with. Here’s York’s thesis:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-after-mysterious-insurance-policy-text-will-justice-department-reveal-more-on-fbi-agent-bounced-from-mueller-probe/article/2643438

    The Justice Department showed the text to reporters Tuesday night, prior to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. Officials say there are about 10,000 Strzok-Page texts in all, but reporters were shown only about 375 of them.

    That was clearly a press strategy, not a disclosure strategy, especially since Congress got the same thing reporters got. A source familiar with the matter from the Capitol Hill end said the House Intelligence Committee “received the batch of texts that DOJ presented to reporters [Tuesday] night.” Which means the committee got 375 out of 10,000. The source added that the department promised to provide more texts “on a rolling basis.”

    Will congressional investigators see all 10,000?

    We don’t entirely agree with York that it was solely a “press strategy, not a disclosure strategy”.

    York sees what we do, that the release was made on Tuesday night. But we just think it is more than just a press strategy that this all came out before the Rosenstein appearance. Is someone out to nail Rosenstein. Did someone warn off McCabe from testifying because the congress had the text messages before he appeared?

    We’re dealing with spooks here so it is a moving tapestry in a smoke filled room of mirrors reflecting mirrors. It is clear to us that someone or someones are out to get either Rosenstein and/or McCabe, or it could be that Rosenstein and/or McCabe did the release themselves. It could be the IG who is investigating this. Could it be Sessions behind the scenes moving chess pieces?

    What do you think?

    Anyone else want to play this chess game and throw in their best guess or gut feeling?

  38. Buchanan:

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/12/unlike-nixon-trump-will-not-go-quietly/

    On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned.

    The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself.

    First, the underlying crime in Watergate, a break-in to wiretap offices of the DNC, had been traced, within 48 hours, to the Committee to Re-Elect the President.

    In Russiagate, the underlying crime – the “collusion” of Trump’s campaign with the Kremlin to hack into the emails of the DNC – has, after 18 months of investigating, still not been established.

    Campaign manager Paul Manafort has been indicted, but for financial crimes committed long before he enlisted with Trump.

    Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying about phone calls he made to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but only after Trump had been elected and Flynn had been named national security adviser.

    Flynn asked Kislyak for help in blocking or postponing a Security Council resolution denouncing Israel, and to tell Vladimir Putin not to go ballistic over President Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.

    This is what security advisers do.

    Why Flynn let himself be ensnared in a perjury trap, when he had to know his calls were recorded, is puzzling.

    Second, it is said Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey for refusing to cut slack for Flynn.

    But even Comey admits Trump acted within his authority.

    And Comey had usurped the authority of Justice Department prosecutors when he announced in July 2016 that Hillary Clinton ought not to be prosecuted for having been “extremely careless” in transmitting security secrets over her private email server.

    We now know that the first draft of Comey’s statement described Clinton as “grossly negligent,” the precise statute language for an indictment.

    We also now know that helping to edit Comey’s first draft to soften its impact was Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. His wife, Jill McCabe, a candidate for state senate in Virginia, received $467,000 in campaign contributions from the PAC of Clinton bundler Terry McAuliffe.

    Comey has also admitted he leaked to the New York Times details of a one-on-one with Trump to trigger the naming of a special counsel – to go after Trump. And that assignment somehow fell to Comey’s predecessor, friend and confidant Robert Mueller.

    Mueller swiftly hired half a dozen prosecutorial bulldogs who had been Clinton contributors and Andrew Weinstein, a Trump hater who had congratulated Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to carry out Trump’s travel ban.

    FBI official Peter Strzok had to be been removed from the Mueller probe for hatred of Trump manifest in texts to his FBI lady friend.

    Strzok was also involved in the investigation of Clinton’s email server and is said to have been the one who persuaded Comey to tone down his language about her misconduct, and let Hillary walk.

    In Mueller’s tenure, still no Trump tie to the hacking of the DNC has been found. But a connection between Hillary’s campaign and Russian spies – to find dirt to smear and destroy Trump and his campaign – has been fairly well-established.

    By June 2016, the Clinton campaign and DNC had begun shoveling millions of dollars to the Perkins Coie law firm, which had hired the oppo research firm Fusion GPS to go dirt-diving on Trump.

    Fusion contacted ex-British MI6 spy Christopher Steele, who had ties to former KGB and FSB intelligence agents in Russia. They began to feed Steele, who fed Fusion, which fed the U.S. anti-Trump media with the alleged dirty deeds of Trump in Moscow hotels.

    While the truth of the dirty dossier has never been established, Comey’s FBI rose like a hungry trout on learning of its contents.

    There are credible allegations Comey’s FBI sought to hire Steele and used the dirt in his dossier to broaden the investigation of Trump – and that its contents were also used to justify FISA warrants on Trump and his people.

    This week, we learned that the Justice Department’s Bruce Ohr had contacts with Fusion during the campaign, while his wife actually worked at Fusion investigating Trump. This thing is starting to stink.

    Is the Trump investigation the rotten fruit of a poisoned tree?

    Is Mueller’s Dump Trump team investigating the wrong campaign?

    There are other reasons to believe Trump may survive the deep state-media conspiracy to break his presidency, overturn his mandate and reinstate a discredited establishment.

    Trump has Fox News and fighting congressmen behind him, and the mainstream media are deeply distrusted and widely detested. And there is no Democratic House to impeach him or Democratic Senate to convict him.

    Moreover, Trump is not Nixon, who, like Charles I, accepted his fate and let the executioner’s sword fall with dignity.

    If Trump goes, one imagines, he will not go quietly.

    In the words of the great Jerry Lee Lewis, there’s gonna be a “whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.”

    “whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on”? Where have we heard that song recently?

  39. OH

    MY

    GOD

    WATCH GINGRICH BEGINNING AT 23 MINUTE MARK

    HE LAYS THE LEATHER ON MR. MAGOO (SESSIONS) LIKE YOU WHIP A STUBBORN MULE WHO REFUSES TO MOVE & DEMANDS HE BEGIN THINKING ABOUT HOW TO PROSECUTE THE POPE, AND HIS ALTER BOYS–THE POPE BEING NOT THAT OLD FRIZZLE IN ROME, BUT TREE TOP COMEY ALL FOOT SEVEN OF HIM. AS THE MARINE DI IN FULL METAL JACKET SAID I DID NOT KNOW THEY STACKED SHIT THAT HIGH.

    CALLS THIS THE GREATEST SCANDAL IN AMERICAN HISTORY

    PREDICT THAT MANY OF THESE CO CONSPIRATORS GOING TO JAIL

    SAYS WERE ARE ON THE CUSP OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BIG MEDIA WORLD

    SO WHEN I HEAR DERSHOWITZ, AND NEAPOLITANO AND AT ONE POINT MCCARTHY COUNSELLING PATIENCE AND INVEIGHING AGAINST OVERREACTION I REALIZE HOW USELESS THE LEGAL PROFESSION CAN BE AT MOMENTS LIKE THIS

    HOLMES PUT IT DIFFERENTLY OF COURSE. HE SPOKE OF LAWYERS AS BEING LIKE MEN WITH BROOMS WALKING BEHIND THE ELEPHANTS WHICH WERE THE GREAT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CLEANING UP THE DUNG LEFT BEHIND.

    GINGRICH IS MORE BRILLIANT THAN ANY OF THESE LAWYERS—EVEN THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLER DREAM TEAM

  40. If I could be serious for just a moment.

    This scandal is a god sent.

    The democrat party, as currently constituted, has nothing but contempt for the American People, the middle class and the constitution.

    The contempt Peter Stroke expressed for those who shop at Walmart, Hillary’s dismissal of Trump supporters as deplorables, and that fucking Obama comments demeaning white people who live in small towns—this is what the democrat party stands for.

    They are committed to socialism and to supplanting our constitutional system with the administrative state.

    The effect of this scandal will be to raise grave doubts about the adminstrative state, and its propensity for corruption when venal men are given absolute power.

  41. Admin: the question you raise is whether there is in fact a dark mover behind the scene and if so who that might be. My problem is I do not know who the sources are for these leaks exposing the deep state. I do not know whether you place much stock in Steve Pilicheck who was once a deep state guy. He purported to represent a group of current and ex deep state people loyal to the country who were prepared to launch a counter coup against the obamaite conspirators. During the campaign Soros was reportedly changing voting machines, he gave constant orders to Hillary and Obama, I think in many ways he is behind the transmorgification of the democrat party, the running up of massive debt, open borders, climate change, and crashing the currency, He is an opponent of nationalism and there were rumors that his people at open society were switching voting machines in Texas. If he is the puss pocket of evil here, as he has proven to be in a hundred other situations, then that is what the loyalists are fighting against. Sessions may be doing nothing more than getting out of their way, and focusing on other issues which are important. As you may recall Power blog gave him credit for the things he is doing, and felt he was doing a good job. The bottom line however is I do not know, and if these are patriots why would they spare a traitor like McCabe unless his allies with Soros got wind of it. McCable is a Clinton man, and Clinton is joined at the hip with Soros now that Obama is gone.

  42. Roger Simon’s take on the incorruptible, indefatigable, savior to all dirty democrats and deep staters who infest the Potomac–Robert Mooooler.
    —–

    “What are witnessing as these embarrassing documents, emails and texts continue to be extracted from a reluctant — and therefore self-incriminating — Justice Department is the emergence of a veritable FBI Ship of Fools with Captain Mueller at the helm, a man we repeatedly have to be told is above reproach, a Raleigh for our times, but is seeming more of a cross between Ahab and Queeg.

    Well, that’s perhaps too harsh. But the investigation has already crashed against rocky shoals and is about to sink. I should be joyfully clapping my hands with schadenfreude but I am decidedly not.

    If it is true — as seems increasingly likely (maybe even reasonably likely) — that a cabal inside the Justice Department conspired to prevent Donald Trump from being president and then, once he became president, did their best to make sure he did not succeed in office, then we are all in a horrifying pass until we sort this out.

  43. Greg Jarrett at fox is one attorney who is very impressive. Others who appear on that channel are just along for the ride, unable to connect the dots like he does, merely rehashing what we already know. Tubesteak at CNN is infinitely worse. He is an outright obstructionist, and like I said last night needs to get his ass kicked by an honest journalist like Greenwald who exposes him for what hye is. The worst thing about Tubsteak Toobin? A mouthpiece for the deep state and democrat party. The best thing about him? The channel changer. Armed with that device we can censor him just as he censors real news for the sake of his obscene CNN narrative.

  44. Mueller, FBI face crisis in public confidence
    BY MARK PENN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 12/14/17 10:00 AM EST

    http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/364873-mueller-fbi-face-crisis-in-public-confidence

    Sixty-three percent of polled voters believe that the FBI has been resisting providing information to Congress on the Clinton and Trump investigations. This is a remarkable finding for an agency whose new head said a few days ago that the agency was in fine shape. No, it isn’t.

    Fifty-four percent say special counsel Robert Mueller has conflicts of interest that prevent him from doing an unbiased job, also according to this month’s Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. So, given this finding, the silence from the special counsel on the subject has become downright deafening.

    These are significant findings about an operation that was supposed to bring more objectivity and less partisanship to the Trump-Russia investigation. Clearly these numbers indicate that there is a crisis in public confidence in both the FBI and Mueller. What makes these findings important is that, with Trump’s approval rating at 41 percent, these results include large numbers of voters who don’t like Trump yet who now agree that these investigations have veered off course.

    After this poll was conducted, we learned that rogue agent Peter Strzok and his paramour, Lisa Page, both high-ranking members of the Mueller task force, discussed during the campaign how, in case Trump won, that they were developing, along with deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, what Strzok called an “insurance policy.” I can’t even imagine how badly these new facts will poll next month.

    Our polling in November showed that 61 percent say the funding of the salacious GPS Fusion document should be investigated. Fifty-eight percent say that if Hillary Clinton and the Democrats funded the work, it could not be used by law enforcement. While this seems obvious to the public, Congress has not been able to get the answer to the question of just how this dossier was used and whether the FBI then paid some of the cost to legitimize it. Even greater numbers — 65 percent — said there needs to be an investigation of the Uranium One deal that netted the Clinton Foundation $140 million in foreign-based contributions that went undisclosed.

    One plus for the Mueller investigation is that the public did overwhelmingly endorse the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and most think he should get jail time, believing, rightly or wrongly, that his talking to the Russians even during the transition was likely illegal. But that does not change the overall public assessment that the Mueller investigation is blown and that the FBI is stonewalling. Even back in the days of the Monica Lewinsky investigation, which I worked on with President Clinton, the special counsel was not seen as having a conflict of interest.

    New facts related to the issue of bias seem to be emerging every day. More important, though, a counter theory has emerged in which the dossier was peddled to the FBI rather systematically, including by hiring the wife of an FBI official, and then, despite its obvious bias and false content, used to start the Russia investigation by agents who were tinged with animus. The theory goes that they signed the wiretaps that were then unmasked by various Obama administration officials, who then were able to snoop on the transition.

    Former FBI Director James Comey, in showing the document to President Trump, didn’t tell him that it was funded by the Democrats because it was all an attempt to entrap him anyway — the insurance policy. A few months ago this certainly seemed far-fetched but today, with each new fact and with the failure of the officials to respond meaningfully to Congress, there is certainly more evidence behind these theories. To top it off, most Americans now also see that the treatment being given to Trump aides is far harsher than occurred with Clinton’s aides, despite their being caught in obvious lies, claiming they did not even know about the email server.

    Someone now is going to have to stand up and have the courage to clean all this up, get to the full facts and reset the whole investigation to look at everything here, from the original Clinton investigation on through the transition. The president’s hands are tied, but the attorney general could step in or resign. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray could wake up to the reality and act. Maybe there is an inspector general who could be empowered. When you look at the polling numbers and the stream of revelations, the current course is simply untenable and likely to go from a crisis in confidence to a full-blown constitutional crisis if not corrected.

    Mark Penn is co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll and was a pollster for Bill Clinton during six years of his presidency.

  45. holdem & Matt…

    bottom line if anyone does not want to be “objectified” then do not allow yourself to be used or appear as an object…some of the getups and behavior by some offended women would leave any objective person to wonder ‘what the hell are they thinking’ or is this drug induced…many of them are provoking the response they are getting …let’s not be naïve… ( it occurs to me that we live in the Kim Kardashian (& her family) era…she personifies the woman who ‘bares’ it all and exploits it all the way to the bank…what does one expect)

    doesn’t excuse bad or aggressive behavior by anyone…

    if we want independence then we have to take responsibility for our own actions…men, women and everyone in between…

  46. Lisa Bloom, the skank that protected Harvey Weinstein and threatened his victims:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365068-exclusive-prominent-lawyer-sought-donor-cash-for-two-trump-accusers

    Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers [snip]

    California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

    The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort.

    Bloom, who has assisted dozens of women in prominent harassment cases and also defended film executive Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, represented four women considering making accusations against Trump last year. Two went public, and two declined.

    In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election. [snip]

    Bloom then arranged for a donor to make a larger contribution to help Harth pay off the mortgage on her Queens apartment in New York City. The amount was under $30,000, according to a source directly familiar with Harth’s situation. Public records show Harth’s mortgage was recorded as extinguished on Dec. 19, 2016. [snip]

    Their texts and emails indicate Bloom held a strong dislike of Trump though. Bloom is the daughter of Gloria Allred, another prominent attorney who is representing a number of women who have made accusations of sexual misconduct against Trump.

    In an email to the unnamed woman, Bloom said that her story was “further evidence of what a sick predator this man is,” referring to Trump.
    Documents also show Bloom’s efforts to get alleged victims of sexual assault or harassment to come out against Trump intensified as Election Day 2016 approached.

    When Harth, for instance, informed Bloom she had just made a Facebook post urging other women to come forward about Trump in October 2016, the lawyer texted back: “Wow Jill that would be amazing. 27 days until the election.”

    And when a potential client abruptly backed out of a pre-election news conference in which she was supposed to allege she was sexually assaulted at age 13, Bloom turned her attention to another woman.

    That woman, Harth’s friend, went back and forth for weeks with Bloom in 2016 about going public with an allegation of an unsolicited advance by Trump on the 1990s beauty contest circuit.

    “Give us a clear sense of what you need and we will see if it we can get it,” Bloom texted the woman a week before Election Day.

    “I’m scared Lisa. I can’t relocate. I don’t like taking other people’s money,” the woman wrote to Bloom.

    “Ok let’s not do this then,” Bloom responded. “We are just about out of time anyway.”

    The woman then texted back demanding to know why there was a deadline. “What does time have to do with this? Time to bury Trump??? You want my story to bury trump for what? Personal gain? See that ‘s why I have trust issues!!”

    The woman told The Hill in an interview that Bloom initially approached her in early October through Harth. She said she considered coming forward with her account of an unsolicited advance by Trump solely to support her friend Harth, and not because she had any consternation with Trump, who ended the advance when she asked him to stop, she said.

    The woman said Bloom initially offered a $10,000 donation to the woman’s favorite church, an account backed up by text messages the two exchanged.

    “Please keep the donation offer confidential except to your pastor,” Bloom wrote the woman on Oct. 14, 2016.

    When Bloom found out the woman was still a supporter of Trump and associated with lawyers, friends and associates of the future president, she texted a request that jarred the woman.

    “When you have a chance I suggest you delete the August 2015 Facebook post about supporting Trump,” Bloom texted. “Otherwise the reporter will ask you how you could support him after what he did to you. Your call but it will make your life easier.”

    The woman declined. “I hate to say it, but i still rather have trump in office than hillary,” the woman texted back. Bloom answered, “Ok I respect that. Then don’t change anything.”

    Eventually the two decided the woman’s continued support of Trump was a benefit to her narrative if she went public with her accusations, the messages show. “I love your point about being a Trump supporter too,” Bloom texted on Oct. 14, 2016.

    The text messages show the woman made escalating requests for more money.

    By early November, the woman said, Bloom’s offers of money from donors had grown to $50,000 to be paid personally to her, and then even higher.

    “Another donor has reached out to me offering relocation/security for any woman coming forward. I’m trying to reach him,” Bloom texted the woman on Nov. 3, 2016. Later she added, “Call me I have good news.”

    The woman responded that she wasn’t impressed with the new offer of $100,000 given that she had a young daughter. “Hey after thinking about all this, I need more than $100,000.00. College money would be nice” for her daughter. “Plus relocation fees, as we discussed.”

    The figured jumped to $200,000 in a series of phone calls with Bloom that week, according to the woman. The support was promised to be tax-free and also included changing her identity and relocating, according to documents and interviews.

    Bloom told The Hill that the woman asked for money as high as $2 million in the conversations, an amount that was a nonstarter, but the lawyer confirmed she tried to arrange donations to the woman in the low six figures.

    “She asked to be compensated, citing concerns for her safety and security and over time, increased her request for financial compensation to $2 million, which we told her was a non-starter,” Bloom told The Hill. “We did relay her security concerns to donors, but none were willing to offer more than a number in the low six figures, which they felt was more appropriate to address her security and relocation expenses.”

    The woman said that when she initially talked to Bloom she simply wanted to support Harth and had no interest in being portrayed as an accuser or receiving money. But when Bloom’s mention of potential compensation became more frequent, the woman said she tried to draw out the lawyer to see how high the offer might reach and who might be behind the money.

    Just a few days before the election, the woman indicated she was ready to go public with her story, then landed in the hospital and fell out of contact with Bloom.

    The lawyer repeatedly texted one of the woman’s friends on Nov. 4, 2016, but the friend declined to put the woman on the phone, instead sending a picture of the client in a hospital bed.

    Bloom persisted, writing in a series of texts to the friend that she needed to talk to her hospitalized client because it could have “a significant impact on her life” and a “big impact on her daughter” if she did not proceed with her public statement as she had planned.

    “She is in no condition for visitors,” the friend texted Bloom back.

    “If you care about her you need to leave her be until she is feeling better,” the friend added in another text.

    Bloom hopped on a plane from California to come see the woman on the East Coast, according to the text messages and interviews.

    The next day, the woman finally reconnected with Bloom and informed her she would not move forward with making her allegations public. Bloom reacted in a string of text messages after getting the news.

    “I am confused because you sent me so many nice texts Wednesday night after my other client wasted so much of my time and canceled the press conference,” Bloom texted on Nov. 5, 2016. “That meant a lot to me. Thursday you said you wanted to do this if you could be protected/relocated. I begged you not to jerk me around after what I had just gone through.”

    A little later, she added another text. “You have treated me very poorly. I have treated you with great respect as much as humanly possible. I have not made a dime off your case and I have devoted a great deal of time. It doesn’t matter. I could have done so much for you. But you can’t stick to your word even when you swear you will.”

    After the woman was released from the hospital, she agreed to meet Bloom at a hotel on Nov. 6, just two days before Trump unexpectedly defeated Clinton.

    The woman told The Hill in an interview that at the hotel encounter, Bloom increased the offer of donations to $750,000 but still she declined to take the money. [snip]

    But Bloom told the woman who declined to come forward that she had reached out to political action committees supporting Clinton’s campaign.

    “It’s my understanding that there is some Clinton Super Pack [sic] that could help out if we did move forward,” the woman wrote Bloom on Oct. 11, 2016. “If we help the Clinton campaign they in turn could help or compensate us?”

    Bloom wrote back, “Let’s please do a call. I have already reached out to Clinton Super PACs and they are not paying. I can get you paid for some interviews however.”

    The woman who ultimately declined to come forward with Bloom told The Hill that she stayed silent for an entire year afterward because she did not want to call attention to her family.

    She said she supported Trump in 2016, and that he she held no resentment about the early 1990s advance because Trump stopped it as soon as she asked him.

    She said she remains friends with many people associated with the president to this day, including one of his best personal friends and a lawyer who works for one of the firms representing Trump.

    The woman said, however, no one associated with the Trump White House or the president forced her to come forward or made any offers to induce her to talk to The Hill. She said she agreed to do so only after she became disgusted to learn this past October that Bloom had agreed to work in defense of Weinstein.

    I couldn’t understand how she could say she was for people like me and then represent someone like him. And then all the money stuff I knew about. I just became frustrated,” she said.

    Bloom dropped her representation of Weinstein as the accusations piled up against him, telling Buzzfeed that it had been a “colossal mistake.”

    Nearly from the beginning, Bloom made clear to the woman she would have to pay her law firm a commission on any fees the attorney arranged from media outlets willing to pay for the woman’s story, according to a copy of a contract as well as a text message sent to the woman.

    “Outlets with which I have good relationships that may pay for your first on camera interview, revealing your name and face: Inside Edition, Dr. Phil, LawNewz.com,” Bloom texted the woman just weeks before Election Day. “My best estimate of what I could get for you would be $10-15,000 (less our 1/3 attorney fee).”

    “If you are interested I would recommend Inside Edition or Dr. Phil as they are much bigger. Dr. Phil is doing a show on Trump accusers next Tuesday in LA and would fly you here and put you up in a nice hotel, and pay for your meals as well, with your daughter if you like,” Bloom’s text added. “Media moves very quickly so you need to decide and then once confirmed, you need to stick to it.”

    Representatives of “Inside Edition” and “Dr. Phil” said they did not pay any Trump accusers for appearances last year.

    Bloom’s firm sent the woman a “media-related services” contract to represent her for “speaking out against Donald Trump” that laid out business terms for selling a story in the most direct terms.

    “You will compensate the Firm thirty-three percent (33%) of the total fee that you collect, whether the media deal or licensing fees is for print, Internet, radio, television, film or any other medium,” Bloom’s proposed contract, dated Oct. 10, 2016, read. The woman said she signed the contract.

    When Bloom found out in early November that the woman and the friend had discussions with CBS News about doing an interview on their own, the lawyer texted back: “CBS does not pay for stories.”

    A little later Bloom sent another text suggesting the arrangements she was making could be impacted by the unauthorized media contacts. “You and your friends should not be shopping the story it will come back to bite you,” Bloom texted. “And this whole thing we have worked so hard to make happen will go away.

  47. “… alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter.”

    Hilarious. Really sums up the times in which we are living right now, doesn’t it?

  48. Every month of President Trump has been blockbuster. January will be no exception:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/republicans-press-fbi-director-over-political-bias-by-agents

    Goodlatte said the Judiciary Committee is seeking up to 1.2 million documents that have been provided to the Justice Department inspector general, with the exception of those that are part of a grand jury investigation. He said the department has said the documents will be provided by Jan. 15.

    Goodlatte and Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio also told Wray they want to see the original material that the FBI used to obtain a secret warrant to begin the counter-intelligence investigation into Trump’s campaign and associates in July 2016.

    Jordan said he believes the warrant was obtained based solely on a salacious anti-Trump dossier that was partly funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

  49. What the Hell is going on??? Those of us trying to explain the moving tapestry in the smoke filled room of mirrors have much to consider. This latest article brings up the type of questions we have been asking here and in our own minds:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/what_if_jeff_sessions_is_not_asleep_but_instead_playing_possum.html

    What if Jeff Sessions is not asleep, but instead playing possum?

    Conventional wisdom is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asleep at the wheel – from recusing himself unnecessarily from the Trump-Russia collusion investigation to doing nothing about the politicization and weaponization of the Department of Justice. He also gave free rein to his deputy A.G., Rod Rosenstein, who is in turn allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller unlimited time, money, and jurisdiction to investigate President Trump’s entire life.

    Last summer, Trump expressed disappointment in Sessions, calling him “beleaguered,” wondering why Sessions wasn’t looking into Hillary Clinton’s emails and true election chicanery. Rudy Giuliani was floated as a possible replacement. Was Trump truly upset, or was this a calculated head fake? [snip]

    The OIG is not a political office, but instead “[a] statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel.” Above politics. Beyond reproach. As much as any government bureaucracy can be.

    Jeff Sessions must keep his hands clean of this entire investigation, letting the OIG present its findings and recommendations. If I.G. recommends prosecution, A.G. Sessions can follow the OIG recommendations and unleash the cannons on the swamp creatures. Sure, the media and their Democrat allies will explode with rage, but it will be a politically independent organization making the recommendations, not the Trump administration, whether the president or his A.G.

    Despite the left making this entirely political, for Trump to deliver a knockout punch, he has to let Lady Justice swing the axe. He has to keep politics out of his counterpunch.

    Will Rod Rosenstein be fired, as some fake news sources suggest? Or is he in on the OIG sting operation? Deliberately staying quiet so events can play out, as Sundance described?

    For now, I give A.G. Sessions the benefit of the doubt, that for optical and political reasons, he is lying low. For the OIG investigation to play out as desired, he has little choice. With the OIG report due early next year, this may indeed be the calm before the storm. Thousands of sealed indictments. Members of Congress retiring or not seeing re-election. Trump acting happy and confident, whether in speeches or on Twitter.

    Further bolstering my theory is that Democrats are getting nervous. The Mueller circus has made a critical pivot from Trump-Russia collusion to Obama-Clinton-FBI-DOJ collusion. The Daily Caller reports, “Democrats mobilize against Rod Rosenstein as Inspector General investigation zeroes in on FBI.” Turn on the light, and the cockroaches scurry.

    Trump has been viciously attacked from the day in 2015 when he announced his candidacy. Like Superman, the bullets have bounced off his chest, wounding many of those who attacked him. It’s likely that this entire investigation will have the same outcome.

    I’m confident that President Trump has this well in hand, early on setting the stage for an upcoming reckoning – what Sundance calls “the big ugly.”

    And Jeff Sessions, instead of being asleep, may be playing possum, lying in wait, ready to pounce when the moment is right.

    Anyone still think this might be true? A great deal of it is humbug cake covered in wishful icing. The evidence on our side is that Sessions knew he would recuse himself before he accepted the job of AG. We just don’t buy this convoluted Conservative Nuthouse wish casting.

    Our hero is Devin Nunes.

  50. Stock market is up over 175.

    The just breaking news that Bob Corker will vote “yes” on the tax bill means the bill will likely pass next week.

  51. “Matthew77, that article by Mark Penn is astounding.”
    ———-
    Agree, especially considering the author, and considering that the poll was taken *before* the latest revelations involving the text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

  52. Anyone still think this might be true? A great deal of it is humbug cake covered in wishful icing. The evidence on our side is that Sessions knew he would recuse himself before he accepted the job of AG. We just don’t buy this convoluted Conservative Nuthouse wish casting.
    ————-
    I wish it were true. Unfortunately, I don’t buy it. The notion that Sessions is a lion masquerading as a lamb is appealing. However, I think it’s much more likely that he acts like a lamb because he is one.

    I DO think, however, that Trump has something up his sleeve. He’s been fairly quiet during all these latest revelations. Don Jr, on the other hand, has been tweeting up a storm.

    My guess is that Trump knows: (1) Radical action is needed to cleanup the swamp; (2) He can’t trust Sessions or Rosenstein to do it; and therefore (3) He will need to step in soon.

    Trump’s “stepping in” will likely consist of firing Sessions and Rosenstein. I think he’ll leave Mueller alone. It’s an extremely riskly move, and Trump knows it. I think he’s waiting until the evidence is so overwhelming that the risk becomes manageable.

  53. In my previous comment, I should have clarified: I think Trump will fire Sessions and Rosenstein so he can get a second special prosecutor to be appointed — as the GOP lions on the judiciary committee are demanding.

    I think he will (and should) leave Mueller alone.

  54. foxyladi14
    December 15, 2017 at 11:53 am
    Good! 😀
    A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter.

    https://t.co/tQtkuA4eNy

    ——————
    Proving that she is indeed…. a “real dummy”.

  55. Yes, great bull run just keeps giving and the Corker “yes” gave some more juice. If MCCain and the other guy Tad ? cannot attend do they still have the votes???

  56. One problem with the American Thinker theory about Sessions is that both Jason Chafetz and Ron DeSantis have stated publicly that they were each told by Sessions that he was not going to investigate crimes by the previous administration. Is that part of his playacting, lying to congressmen?

    I hope the OIG has something explosive in store, but I’m skeptical about putting all the eggs in that one basket. Is the IG above reproach, just like Comey and Mueller were supposed to be?

    Regardless of what the OIG is working on, it’s not the job of Sessions, Rosenstein, or Wray to deflect questions from congress on the basis of that IG investigation; it’s their job to fully cooperate with the overseers. According to the watchdog groups, DOJ, FBI, and State continue to stonewall and delay lawful FOIA requests for information and documents. In addition, DOJ lawyers continue to defend Hillary in court cases brought by Judicial Watch. Why is Wray still the head of the FBI when he smugly refused to discuss the source of the FISA warrant request by Jim Jordan? If the “setting” wasn’t right due to national security issues, why didn’t he say he’d discuss it with them privately? Sessions was also hostile and evasive during his recent hearing, and indignant that he was being asked so many questions about which he seemed to know nothing.

    If the OIG is cooking up something big, that’s all well and good; I’ll be very happy when I see it. In the meantime, it’s still the job of the DOJ to fully cooperate with congressional investigations, by answering questions and providing requested documents. If Sessions can’t or won’t get his department to do it, it’s up to Trump to pull rank and give the order himself.

  57. This week’s report is that the IG will release his report by January 15. Not so long ago the report was that the IG would release the report in the Spring. Something must be up if the timeline is changing. Note this article from November 15:

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/360588-justice-dept-watchdog-report-on-fbi-handling-of-clinton-probe

    DOJ watchdog report on FBI handling of Clinton probe expected by spring

    The Justice Department’s inspector general is planning to release findings from its review into how the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server by next spring.

    In an appearance before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Michael Horowitz said that the investigation was not yet complete, but that his team had already conducted significant work in the probe.

    “We have interviewed dozens of people. We are not at the 100 level yet, but we’re in the dozens range. We’ve reviewed about 1.2 million records in the course of the investigation,” Horowitz said.

    “We are aiming to release the report in late winter, early spring. So hopefully in that March-April time period,” he added. “Obviously, I can’t commit to that, because, as we’ve seen, events can arise, issues can arise that requires us to do additional interviews or get additional records.”

    The caveat from November was that as more information and leads developed the investigation could go on longer. Now, despite the flood of information coming forth, the end of the investigation is shortened. Odd.

  58. S, Sessions does appear more animated. More like his former self when he was a Senator, not the sleepyhead we have seen since he became AG.

  59. JbStonesFan, Tad Cochran is in D.C. after his melanoma operation. He will attend votes next week. McCain is in Walter Reed Hospital in the D.C. area. If need be McCain will be wheeled in on a hospital gurney to vote with his thumb glued onto an “up” position. If McCain dies (he is very frail at this moment and might not live much longer) the governor of Arizona will appoint someone quickly who will be sworn in quickly. As to the entirety of your question, Rubio has said he is a yes so the only maybe votes are Jeff Flake and Susan Collins. Collins appears to be a yes and Flake too appears to be a yes. So yes, even if Cochran and McCain can’t make it, the bill should be able to pass with VP Pence (who has postponed his middle east trip for this reason) breaking the 50-50 tie.

    NoMoBama, if the House is rocked in the next 72 hours and resignations follow we will not be surprised. Perhaps that is why the tax vote in the House is scheduled for Tuesday. The miscreants can vote then resign.

  60. Read this and thought it was about the Obamas:

    https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/entire-family-turns-transgender

    Entire Family Turns Transgender

    An entire family – man, woman, son and daughter – in Arizona is transgender.

    The father identifies as a woman. His fiancée, the mother-to-be, identifies as a man. The son considers himself a girl and, of course, the daughter thinks she’s actually a boy. An entire transgender family, all under one roof.

    Daniel Harrott was born a woman, while his fiancée, Shirley Austin was born a man. Both have previously been married.

    Eleven year-old Mason and 13 year-old Joshua have also switched sexes.

    “The whole family is in transition,” Austin said in an interview with KJZZ, which reports the two adults are teaching each other to adopt “traditional” gender roles:

    “Shirley taught Daniel how to use a chainsaw. Daniel taught Shirley to memorize all the stones in her engagement ring, in case another woman asks. Daniel does the yard work. Shirley, the cooking.

    “Daniel explained that they’re actually ‘very traditional’ people, who really see each other.”

    KJZZ did not report the gender status of the couple’s two dogs.

    But then we realized that the Obamas would never live in Arizona.

  61. Surprise 😀

  62. Jay Sekulow: what has this justice system come to (if a warrant was issued by a FISA judge) to conduct surveillance on people in the Trump campaign based on this phony salacious dossier created out of whole cloth by the Russians, a British spook and our dearly beloved FBI.
    —————-
    How would you like to be the Judge who issued that warrant, now that these facts have come out? Would you be second guessing yourself just a little? If you were an Obama appointed hyperpartisan Oreck in San Francisco or the itsy bitsy teney wiennie Judge in Hawaii, two Ivy League contributor to Obama then you lack the ability to be impartial, and would shot viva la revolucion! But suppose you were a non partisan jurist appointed by someone other than Obama, then I surmise you would feel that you were cuckolded to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens. That sentiment is expressed obliquely by Jay, and is rhetorical question what has our system of justice come to? That was a direct challenge to the jurist himself.

  63. If I were that jurist my blood would be boiling, and I would be worried this would come out and trying to figure how I would explain this to people I respect. I would be wishing to God that I have looked into this matter deeper.

  64. Because more than attorneys, law clerks, baliffs, scholars–or anyone else,. these Judges are the judicial system, hence when they fail that system fails and when the system fails so does the rule of law.

  65. Thanks for the info…I must say I have really been angry with John McCain the past few years for his political theatrics and really screwing the people with his “no” vote on repeal of Obama care. I can, however, separate his political career from his service to the country and no one can deny his time as a POW was courageous and honorable. Prays for Senator McCain and his family.

  66. “This week’s report is that the IG will release his report by January 15. Not so long ago the report was that the IG would release the report in the Spring. Something must be up if the timeline is changing.”
    ——————-
    Everything is starting to make sense now.

    Trump is biding his time until the IG’s report comes out in January. At that point, Trump will order Sessions to go after the individuals named in the report. When Sessions refuses, Trump will fire him. Trump will then go down the DOJ chain of command, beginning with Rosenstein, firing people until he finds someone who will obey his orders.

    I agree with Chaffetz. We don’t need any more Special Investigators. We just need an Attorney General who does his job.

  67. Matthew–we DO need a special counsel–IF we are serious about draining the swamp. It is axiomatic that a public entity—like the police department for example CANNOT INVESTIGATE ITSELF. It is of no moment that there are good US attorneys already in place who could do the job. The problem will always be institutional. I have dabbled in this area on behalf of a municipality concerned with the behavior of its police as an outside consultant. Nothing at all on this scale. But the principle is no different. The problem here is greater than what it seems at first blush. If it were simply a matter of lining the bad guys, i.e. Peter Stroke et ux, Greg (WH)ore et ux, VICEman inter alia up against the wall and . . . then go for it. Certainly that is what Lou Dobbs and others are keen to do and it frustrates all of us that when this prospect is laid before the attorney general he either affects this vapid look or grins like a possum eating shit out of a hairbrush while doing nothing. But there may be nothing he can do or should to at this point, because the real question is how far into the FBI and the Justice Department, and as we may one day find the CIA and the IRS did this cancer spread. The problem is during the Obama administration the culture of the organization changed, the subtext became if you want to advance your career you must act POLITICALLY, and so the question becomes how wide do we need to spread the net, and what exactly should the criteria be, where do we begin and where do we stop. This is not the kind of think to jump into blindly, because people will clam up. And when the low hanging fruit is removed the public support will diminish and you will start hearing media reports that the morale of the organization is in decline and the nation is exposed. Big media is inclined to say that to cover up all of their own transgression and the contribution they have made to the sorry state of affairs in derogation of the legal protection they enjoy, which are predicated on the vain hope that since there are now so few of them that they will act in a responsible manner, which is now like that second marriage a triumph of hope over experience. The only way we can clean up this mess–the only way is through a special counsel, with a clearly defined scope of review, tightly reined in, with a fixed period of time and a budget to complete his report. If you entrust that duty to congress alone, it will remain a political football, and the bad guys behind all this–not these front men will escape and remain unscathed. Somebody tipped off McCabe to postpone his appearance until the text message brohaha cooled down. That someone remains hidden but has skin in the game. He, she or it, is the dark mover(s) behind this scene, I want them dragged into the sunlight, and unless I miss my guess, all roads lead not to Rome but to Soros and the organizations he controls.

  68. It is critical that we wait until mid January for the inspector generals report, and assure ourselves that portions of his report were not deleted or softened as we saw with the Hillary investigation. When he appears before congress, he needs to be asked that question directly: did anyone in the organization impede your investigation? did anyone in your organization change the text of your report? Are there areas which you wanted to pursue but were told they were off limits, etc. You get the idea. And when we have that report, it must not be treated as the final word on the subject, but should be turned over to a special counsel to dig deeper, and to ensure that whatever steps are recommended in that report are followed through on. Senator Grassley just gave a stemwinder speech on the floor of the Senate revealing how his counterpart Feinstein showed initial interest in the Russia investigation but is now refusing to cooperate as it turns to Hillary. A bitter useless unpatriotic partisan she is. That is the problem with having Congress make sure the recommendations are followed through on. It is hard to get a politician to understand the need to act, when their career depends on their not understanding it, etc.

  69. Finally, Justice Cardoza a legal giant of the early twentieth century coined a term which addresses the concern over a special counsel. “Delegation run riot”. Frankly, I can think of no better term to describe the fantasy island tour of that man of impeccable credentials and world class integrity, Moooler. He is a living example of delegation run riot. To guard against that sort of thing, I have insisted that the new special counsel, if there is one, be carefully reined in from the beginning, the way Mortimer Snerd aka Rod Rosenstein neglected to do. Getting back to Cardoza for a minute, and the Palsgraff case, it is the difference between the but for test and proximate cause. That notion of proximate cause should inform any special counsel investigation. Otherwise, there is no end to it.

  70. When internal problems arise in an organization there is more than one way to deal with it. Denial is not one of them. Yet that is how Sessions and Wray are dealing with it, based on comments such as those below. There is no indication that either one of them understands and appreciates the seriousness of what is going on here. Obviously, he is speaking to more than one audience, i.e. fellow agents, politicians, foreign leaders, terrorists, the lawyers who will be defending those accused and the public. That could have a tempering effect on what you might say, and it is obvious that what is said in tweets and elsewhere is used by Ivy league judicial whores and Obama contributors like Oreck and the itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow pokadot bikini in Hawaii, to claim that the colorblind policies of his administration which seek to protect the public are racially motivated. But in spite of all that some acknowledgment should be made that Sessions and Wray understand–really understand that they have a big problem, and their comments show no evidence that they do. At some point their civics lessons, and hollow assurances ring hollow. They suggest, more than anything else, that they do not know what is going on before, and do not know what is going on now, and do not appreciate the fact that they have a big cultural problem much as they seek to assure us otherwise. Simply put, this is not leadership. It is its negation. I understand the need to mark time until the inspector general issues his report, but this is not at all the way to do that. It breeds cynicism, and cynicism breeds distrust of those agencies. Logic and common sense will tell you that much. You don’t need a poll.

  71. At a Justice Department press conference today, Sessions said his team “will not be reluctant to admit error” and “will never fail to monitor our people and we’re going to insist on the highest standards of behavior.”

    “Everybody has to be accountable and responsible. You can have arrogance seep into, sometimes, an institution, and that’s not acceptable. So we want to be open to the public and we’re going to go as far as we can to do that. There are limits in that regard,” he said. “We’re not able to just reveal anything in every criminal case that may be percolating here, nor in every potential personnel matter. We’ve got active and strong activity being carried out this very moment by our inspector general.”

    “We also have the professional standards group that watches and monitors our highest possible standards of behavior by our people. So we take that very seriously, and I would just say we intend to monitor our people to maintain high standards,” Sessions added. “But I got to tell you, sometimes things that might appear to be bad in the press have more innocent explanations. And so fairness and justice should also be provided to our personnel.”

  72. We also have the professional standards group that watches and monitors our highest possible standards of behavior by our people–Jeff Sessions
    ———
    Bravo Jeff.

    Sounds like you are on top of everything.

    What a relief that is.

    You can go back to sleep now.

    But before you do, permit me to ask one little question:

    Peter Stroke was the director of counter intel–if memory serves

    Peter Stroke was in charge of the Hillary non interview.

    Peter Stroke gave Huma and Mills immunity while they lied to the FBI.

    Peter Stroke allowed them to destroy and abscond with material evidence.

    Peter Stroke interviewed Flynn and recommended he be charged.

    Peter Stroke vowed to save the nation from President Trump.

    Peter Stroke is now involved in Human Resources.

    Obviously, Peter Stroke is involved all aspects of the FBI.

    He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere–that damned elusive Pipernel.

    Can we not therefore assume Stroke is also involved in the enforcement of FBI standards of conduct?

    And if that is true, your assurance that those standards exist, and are rigorously enforced is cold comfort.

  73. Oh yes. I almost forgot

    Peter Stroke altered the talking points of Comey to exonerate Hillary.

    He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere.

    But Jeff has an answer for that one too.

    Sometimes things are not what they seem

    Hey Jeff– lets talk about the rule of probability:

    If it walks like a duck if it talks like a duck then on the odds it ain’t a zebra.

    Pleasant dreams.

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