MAGAnificent: Trump’s ‘Age Of Real’ Vs. Obama ‘Age Of Fake’

We have entered the Age of Real courtesy of President Donald J. Trump. The Age of Real is not particularly pretty. The Age of Real is about reality, not illusions. The Age of Real is about the authentic. The Age of Real is about reality, not what we wish reality to be.

The President Trump Age of Real will rapidly edge out the previous Obama Age of Fake. The MAGAnificent year 2017 was the confrontation point when battle lines were drawn and the epochal armies engaged each other in combat. In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 the final battles will take place and the Barack Obama Age of Fake and “managed decline” will expire like a flat tire run out of air.

This final battle, as two epochs collide, was vividly on display in the waning days of 2017 and the early days of 2018. As we described back in January 2009, the AGE Of FAKE was at very best a delusion, at worst, which is what we believe, a vast deception designed to plunge America into a bottomless “managed decline” from which it would never recover. The Age of Fake consumed everyone that came into contact with Barack Obama and exposed Hillary Clinton as a clown who ran for president in a change election as the status quo Obama third term.

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Big Media with its concocted narratives and fake news contrivances is aghast and against the Age of Real ushered in by the entry of Donald J. Trump into the political sphere. Since his announcement he was running for President of the United States, Big Media has been horrified that Donald J. Trump speaks his mind and communicates in a most authentic way. Big Media much more preferred the silly illusions and flim-flam HOPE and CHANGE lies spewed by Barack Obama.

Yes, since his announcement in 2016 Donald J. Trump has been acknowledged to be “authentic” while Hillary Clinton was viewed with good reason as a phony. Trump’s ability to communicate with those who had given up on the possibility of a Great America Once Again is why he was elected. Hillary Clinton with vast armies of well-paid consultants lacked the very authenticity that Donald J. Trump wore like a working class Tuxedo.

In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 we have already seen the weltanschauung of both competing ages. The decrepit Age of Fake and the triumph of the Age of Real.

Big Media and all the losers still living in the Age of Fake could not believe it. The fat little “Rocket Man” of North Korea made threats against America when he declared he had a button on his desk ready to set off nuclear weapons. President Donald J. Trump responded with the vulgarity required that he too had a button and it is a much bigger nuclear button.

Big Media and the other enemies of America howled that it was “unpresidential” to respond in such a manner. Big Media, the Obama Dimocrats, the leftists and their running dogs, all responded that such undiplomatic language was offensive and threatened world peace – even signaled a potential nuclear exchange. Big Media and the Obama Dimocrats and all their running dogs, demanded a return to Age of Fake diplomatic squawks and dignity, dignity, dignity – never mind that posture had led a backwards country to become a nuclear power that threatens the world.

At the end of the nuclear exchange of Tweets, President Trump was firmly on top of little Rocket Man.
Little Rocket Man was the one who broke down and restarted communications with South Korea and it was Little Rocket Man who asked for diplomatic talks and the usual Age of Fake rubbish.

President Donald J. Trump read the situation correctly, authentically. President Donald J. Trump did not cause to have issued some silly diplomatic communication from some deputy press officer at the State Department while top staff vacationed. President Donald J. Trump communicated authentically with a punch to the nose against the Little Rocket Man.

President Trump likewise communicated in very clear Age of Real punchlines, not Age of Fake courtesies to the decades long lies from Pakistan and the so-called Palestinian leadership:

Take that reality punch losers!

Of course, it is on Iran that the contrast between the Trump Age of Real and the Obama Age of Fake are most evident.

For a long while we have argued that the North Korea situation is the harder nut to crack because North Korea is so poor that in essence they have very little to lose. We’ve argued that the Persian Empire of Terror while richer and more powerful in a wider sphere of influence will be easier to take down because its population is better educated, has more communications outlets such as the Internet, and is a more or less modern society. Our argument however was more centered on a military confrontation.

At the end of last year and the beginning of the MAGAnificent 2018 we saw just how a well educated modernish society can be thrown into tumult rapidly. Throughout Iran protests erupted.

The protests appear to have been caused by economic factors. The government of Iran received billions of dollars and a “deal” from Barack Obama which was so generous as to be seen as a big win by Iranians. But the Iranian public did not receive the benefit from the Obama billions. That money went instead to the Persian Empire of Terror clients.

President Trump immediately began to Tweet support for the Iranian protests which targeted not only the Iranian government but the entire theocratic establishment.

President Trump’s support for the Iranian protests was straight out of the Age of Real. Immediately, the Obama Age of Fake haters of America fought back:

During the 2009 Green Movement uprising, when Iranians fought for their liberty against the despotic regime in Tehran, President Obama remained conspicuously silent for days. By and large, he abandoned the Iranian people in their time of need.

We now know that while protests were ongoing, Obama officials were creating conditions that would result in an agreement that ensured Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within the next decade. That agreement led to a cash-flush Iran that continues to pursue an expansionist foreign policy. Thanks to the Iran deal, in addition to Obama’s foreign policy promoting “daylight” with loyal allies, Iran now asserts control over much of the region, and dominates the internal affairs of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen1.

You’d think that this foreign policy failure would be enough for high-ranking Obama administration officials to revisit their views on Iran. But this turns out to not be the case. [snip]

It’s all too predictable that the same Obama officials who gave us the Iran nuclear deal are now weighing in with extremely shoddy analysis, with many of them providing talking points that would secure the terrorist regime’s grip on power while also securing their Iran deal.

Former top Obama administration officials Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and Susan Rice tell us — in what bears the hallmarks of a coordinated messaging campaign — that it’s really just a domestic issue, and Americans have no role in any efforts to support the good guys.

President Donald J. Trump fought for freedom and the rights of women and men. Barack Obama’s Age of Fake ministers and harlots demanded silence from President Trump.

If we assume, which we don’t, that Barack Obama and his hate America gangsters wanted to do what was right for America and the people of Iran when they remained silent in 2009 and advise further silence now, we could attribute the calls for silence on Iran as mere stupidity. But boobery and blockheadedness do now explain the treachery. Barack Obama and his gangster government hated America and wanted to aid the Iranian theocracy. That is the only logical explanation for their actions which support the Iranian Mullahs of Terror.

That is why only very late in 2017, with President Trump leading the nation and the free world, that we heard about the monumental criminality by Barack Hussein Obama when he helped Hezbollah deal drugs here in America:

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.

A global threat emerges
How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.

In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

There really is no other way to explain Obama’s policies other than hatred for America and Israel:

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, three years ago the Obama Administration warned the Iranian government that Israel was about to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, in Damascus.

Al-Jarida asserts that the incident “sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue.”

The Quds force has provided military assistance to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza; Soleimani was designated as a supporter of terrorism by the State Department in 2007 for his connections to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was outspoken about wanting to proliferate ballistic missiles capable of carrying WMDs.

If it was un-American, Barack Hussein Obama was for it. Always the Age of Fake lies, excuses, narratives, deceptions, treacheries:

The man who would become Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser and then CIA director, John Brennan, went further. He recommended in a policy paper that “the next president has the opportunity to set a new course for relations between the two countries” through not only a direct dialogue, but “greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system.”

By May 2010, Brennan, then assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, confirmed in a speech that the administration was looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within Hezbollah.

“Hezbollah is a very interesting organization,” Brennan told a Washington conference, saying it had evolved from “purely a terrorist organization” to a militia and, ultimately, a political party with representatives in the Lebanese Parliament and Cabinet, according to a Reuters report.

“There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they’re doing,” Brennan said. “And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements.”

In practice, the administration’s willingness to envision a new role for Hezbollah in the Middle East, combined with its desire for a negotiated settlement to Iran’s nuclear program, translated into a reluctance to move aggressively against the top Hezbollah operatives, according to Project Cassandra members and others.

That John Brennan. The Director of the C.I.A. for Barack Obama. The “assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism” who functioned more as the scourge of homeland security and the terrorism facilitator. The John Brennan that has tried to use every lever of the Deep State to destroy President Donald J. Trump and stop the dawn of the Age of Real.

But Brennan, the Deep State, Big Media, Obama, Obama Dimocrats, North Korea, Pakistan, America Haters, the most brutish academics from Academia, the entire leftist establishment and its running dogs could not stop the Age of Real from dawning. The herald of the Age of Real, the cause of the Age of Real, the results of the Age of Real, Donald J. Trump:

When one strong individual stands up, others follow.

In 2009, Iran was swept by demonstrations, just as it is now. But at that time, the protesters were shouting “Allahu akbar,” and there was no indication that they wanted anything but reform of the Islamic regime, not the end of the regime itself. This time, however, the protesters have been chanting: “We don’t want an Islamic Republic!” “Clerics shame on you, let go of our country!” Some have even chanted: “Reza Shah, bless your soul!”

What has changed? Donald Trump. [snip]

Because he has been singular among the leaders of the world, and the Presidents of the United States since 1989, in demonstrating his readiness to stand up to violent intimidation. President Trump has already made it clear in so many ways, most notably by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clinton, Bush, and Obama all spoke about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, but backed off from recognizing the fact as official U.S. policy, for fear that Muslims would riot and kill innocent people, and that such a recognition would jeopardize the chimerical and fruitless “peace process.”

So should terrorists decide where our embassy should be? Trump was not willing to concede this point. And when one man shows that bullies can be confronted and stood down by people with courage, others are inspired to make the same kind of stand. This new Iranian uprising came just weeks after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, after the threatened rage and riots of Muslims worldwide in response to that announcement proved to be largely a fizzle. [snip]

Confronted with those 2009 demonstrations that did not go as far or demand as much, Barack Obama betrayed the demonstrators to every grisly fate that the mullahs could devise for them in their torture chambers. Bent on concluding the disastrous nuclear deal that lined their oppressors’ pockets with billions and set the world on a path to a catastrophic nuclear attack, Obama ensured that the U.S. government didn’t lift a finger or offer a word of support for the protesters, even as they were being gunned down in the streets.

But now the man who is setting the tone is a different man. Trump has come out strongly in favor of the protesters, tweeting: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!

One Gideon, one Churchill, one Trump can change the age. Watching all the lovely New Year’s Day programming from Austria reminded us of the new Trumpian leader of Austria who is 31 years old, Sebastian Kurz. Those lovely programs filled with the music of the West made many waltz about in happiness. Happiness though is the fact that now there is a real chance to save the West. The 31 year old leader of Austria in the Age of Real continues to challenge the Age of Fake illusions and lies which so plague the Europe that did not experience Soviet occupation. Make Austria Great Again. This new European leader aligned with other European leaders that endured Soviet totalitarianism are ready to fight Islamic invasion:

Austria Launches New Migrant Policy: Benefits Cut, Phones, Cash Seized [snip]

Phones will be seized upon entry, allowing border officials to analyse mobile data to determine migrants’ identities,” the Express newspaper reports. “Money will also be taken from migrants and put towards the cost of caring for people arriving in the country. And benefits will be stopped for some migrants who have not yet ‘paid into’ the country.”

The move comes as European Union Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos writes that “Europe’s Migrants Are Here to Stay.”

“It’s time to face the truth. We cannot and will never be able to stop migration,” Avramopoulos wrote in Politico.

“Human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century,” he wrote, adding that mass migration is an issue Brussels has committed Europe to “for the long haul.” “Migration is deeply intertwined with our policies on economics, trade, education and employment — to name just a few.”

“They have found safety in Europe, but we also need to make sure they find a home,” he writes of refugees, going on to insist that programming Europeans to welcome mass migration is “not only a moral imperative,” but “also an economic and social imperative for our aging continent — and one of the biggest challenges for the near future.”

Meanwhile, mayors from seven major French cities that have been overwhelmed by the flow of refugees have written a joint letter to Paris published in LeMonde last week, begging the government to step in and help.

REAL hope, REAL change. From America to the rest of the free world and even into the pits of theocracy and dictatorship whether in Iran or North Korea. That’s the promise of MAGAnificent 2018. Oddly, Axios has the real on realness:

Next year will bring “full Trump,” said one person who recently talked to the president. [snip]

In private meetings:

Trump keeps asking for tariffs — on steel and aluminum, in particular. He wants a trade war, and has for many years. His economic and diplomatic advisers persuaded him to delay trade actions in 2017.

Those advisers recognize that the day of reckoning will come in 2018, regardless of whether economic adviser Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who advocated restraint — stay or go.

Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin successfully persuaded Trump not to do anything rash while tax reform was being negotiated.

Trump also saw the advantage of trying to use that as leverage with China to get help on North Korea. He said yesterday in an interview with the N.Y Times: “China’s hurting us very badly on trade, but I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war. O.K.?

And he tweeted yesterday, in response to Chinese ships secretly delivering oil to North Korea: “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!

NEW: Look for Trump to take action on trade in the next month. It probably won’t be next week, so as not to disrupt the afterglow of the tax cut. But nothing is final.

Trump still wants his wall, and tighter restrictions on legal immigration. He’s a true believer on this stuff, and knows intuitively that it keeps his base stoked.

Trump seems most interested in discussing military options on North Korea in these meetings. He is surrounded by advisers who share his concern about the rogue state, but not his fixation on a military strike.

And some top officials have told us Trump’s belligerent rhetoric on the subject makes them nervous.
There is a reason the harshest assessments of Trump usually leak after North Korea meetings.

That’s not just an agenda for one year. That is several decades worth of work for someone not named Trump. But there is so much more.

Next Monday, the war on Big Media continues. It is part and parcel of the Age of Real as President Trump devours the cultural landscape once again and reshapes the culture and our politics. President Trump will rival the Oscars with his “Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” next Monday at 5:00. What better way to focus on the lies of Fake News Big Media than to give awards to the miscreants?

As well there will be the counterattack against Mueller, Big Media, and the Obama Dimocrats that tried to destroy him with Russia nonsense in a final desperate attempt to halt the advance of the Age of Real. But the Age of Real is here and can no more be turned back than a lit matchstick can melt a glacier or a roach move a tectonic plate.

The Age of Real is here. Finally.


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  1. ObamaCare gutted Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms. Now the GOP will bring back Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms. Pass the popcorn. We can’t wait to see this one.

    “There’s a lot that we’re going to be doing in 2018, and it starts where we left off,” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House Majority Whip, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.

    He put welfare reform at the top of the list, noting that as the economy takes off, “the next big thing you’re going to see is a need for workers.”

    “And I think the best thing we can do is to go and reform those welfare programs that are trapping people in a failed welfare state. Let’s actually put some work requirements in place so that we can get people back to work, rebuild the middle class.

    “Then we’re going to have to work on health care again.”

  2. The new mousetraps are not working:

    Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

    BERLIN, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday.

    The law which took effect on Jan. 1 can impose fines of up to 50 million euros ($60 million) on sites that fail to remove hate speech promptly. Twitter has deleted anti-Muslim and anti-migrant posts by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and blocked a satirical account that parodied Islamophobia.

    “Please spare us the thought police!” read a headline in Wednesday’s Bild above an article that called the law a “sin” against freedom of opinion enshrined in Germany’s constitution.

    The law requires social media sites to delete or block obviously criminal content within 24 hours but Bild Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt said it could be applied against anything and anyone since there was no definition of what was “manifestly unlawful” in most cases.

    Intended to prevent radical groups from gaining influence, it was having precisely the opposite effect, he said.

    “The law against online hate speech failed on its very first day. It should be abolished immediately,” Reichelt wrote, adding that the law was turning AfD politicians into “opinion martyrs”.

    Among the tweets deleted was one by AfD lawmaker Beatrix von Storch criticising police for tweeting in Arabic, saying they had sought “to appease the barbaric, Muslim, rapist hordes of men”. Police have since asked prosecutors to investigate her for possible incitement to hatred.

  3. Another big THANK YOU to Big Pink for helping remind through 8 horrible, nightmarish years, that it was not us who were insane.

  4. Ace

    President Donald Trump�s growing feud with Steve Bannon is threatening the former White House strategist�s leadership of the conservative Breitbart News website…

    Mr. Bannon’s longtime benefactors, billionaires Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah Mercer, are actively distancing from him even before the expected release of Michael Wolff’s book…

    They and other Breitbart News Network LLC board members on Thursday were debating whether to oust Mr. Bannon as chairman, with many supportive of the move, according to a person familiar with the exchanges. Among the considerations are Breitbart’s contractual relationships with other entities, including Sirius XM radio, that involve Mr. Bannon….

    Asked Thursday whether Breitbart should oust Mr. Bannon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: “I certainly think that it’s something they should look at and consider.”

  5. I love a good Awards Show…and this one will be extra special since we will all be spared the Anti-Trump bashing…

    Monday at 5 pm…I can’t wait…

    any nominations?

    I submit (the obvious) Jake Tapper & Don Lemon from CNN with a special mention to ACooper

    Female Loudmouth Blowhards: Ana Navarro, Joy Beher, Whoopi Goldberg

    for most annoying voice – Jessica Tarlov (cannot take her)
    supporting: Marie Harf & Joy Reid

    to name a very few…

    leave it to The Donald to come up with his own Awards Show

  6. Terrific news! This is what Fusion GPS has been fighting against. This is why the Op-ed article in the Times appeared. This is why the NYTimes came up with the phony cover story about how the FISA warrants were obtained from the courts. This is what we have wanted to see because we will see the links to Big Media outlets.

    A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Washington-based firm Fusion GPS cannot block the House Intelligence Committee from subpoenaing the firm’s financial records, according to court documents.

    Court records obtained by BuzzFeed News show that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon denied Fusion GPS’s request for an injunction on the grounds that such a disclosure to Congress would violate the firm’s First Amendment rights.

    “Because I find all of Fusion’s objections to the subpoena to be unavailing” the motion was denied, wrote Leon, an appointee of former President George W. Bush. [snip]

    The House Intelligence Committee has been battling with Fusion GPS’s founders for months over testifying before Congress and turning over documents related to the funding of research during the 2016 campaign into then-candidate Donald Trump’s background.

    That research would eventually become part of a dossier of unverified claims linking Trump to Russia. Republicans have questioned what role the dossier may have played in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

    Fusion GPS has bucked subpoenas from the committee before. In October, executives at the firm announced they would not comply with the panel’s subpoena to testify, citing Constitutional privilege.

    “Should you compel any of our three clients to appear at the scheduled deposition, they will invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify,” Fusion GPS counsel Josh Levy said. “Since that will be the case, we ask that the Committee excuse them from appearing.”

    The same month, the committee announced it had reached a settlement with Fusion GPS to obtain some initial bank records.

    “The parties have reached an agreement related to the House Intelligence Committee’s subpoena for Fusion GPS’s bank records that will secure the Committee’s access to the records necessary for its investigation,” the committee said at the time.


    Jim Jordan Has These Russian Dossier Questions For the FBI

    1) Did the FBI pay Christopher Steele, author of the dossier?

    2) Was the dossier the basis for securing FISA warrants to spy on Americans? And why won’t the FBI show Congress the FISA application?

    3) When did the FBI get the complete dossier and who gave it to them?
    Dossier author Christopher Steele?
    Fusion GPS?
    Clinton campaign/DNC?
    Sen. McCain’s staffer?

    4) Did the FBI validate and corroborate the dossier?

    5) Did Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, or Bruce Orr work on the FISA application?

    6) Why and how often did DOJ lawyer Bruce Orr meet with dossier author Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign?

    7) Why did DOJ lawyer Bruce Orr meet with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson after the election? To get their story straight after their candidate Clinton lost? Or to double down and plan how they were going to go after President-elect Trump?

    8) When and how did the FBI learn that DOJ lawyer Bruce Orr’s wife, Nellie Orr, worked for Fusion GPS? And what exactly was Nellie Orr’s role in putting together the dossier?

    9) Why did the FBI release text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page? Normally, ongoing investigation is reason not to make such information public.

    10) And why did FBI release only 375/10,000+ texts? Were they the best? Worst? Or part of a broader strategy to focus attention away from something else? And when can Americans see the other 96% of texts?

    11) Why did Lisa Page leave Mueller probe two weeks before Peter Strzok? This was two weeks before FBI and Special Counsel even knew about the texts.

    12) Why did the intelligence community wait two months after the election to brief President-elect Trump on the dossier (January 6, 2017)? Why was James Comey selected to do the briefing?

    13) Was the briefing done to “legitimize” the dossier? And who leaked the fact that the briefing was about the dossier?

    14) The New York Times reported last week that George Popadopoulos’ loose lips were a catalyst for launching the Russia investigation. Was President-elect Trump briefed on this?

    15) Why did Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson meet with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya before and after her meeting with Donald Trump Jr.?

    16) Why was FBI General Counsel Jim Baker reassigned two weeks ago? Was he the source for the first story on the dossier by David Corn on October 31, 2016? Or was it someone else at the FBI?

    17) Why won’t the FBI give Congress the documents it’s requesting?

    18) And why would @SenSchumer, leader of the Democrat party, publicly warn President-elect Trump on Jan. 3, 2017 that when you mess with the “intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you?”


    By Catherine Herridge

    DOJ deal gives Nunes access to ‘all’ documents, witnesses sought in Russia probe, letter says

    House investigators will get access this week to “all remaining investigative documents” – in unredacted form – that they had sought as part of their Russia inquiry, under a deal between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., according to a letter obtained by Fox News.

    The letter, from Nunes to Rosenstein, summarizes an “agreement” reached on a phone call Wednesday evening and also says key FBI and Justice Department witnesses in the probe will be provided for interviews later this month.

    “It is my hope that this agreement will provide the Committee with all outstanding documents and witnesses necessary to complete its investigations,” Nunes wrote.

    The agreement comes after the DOJ and FBI faced a Wednesday deadline to comply, under the threat of new subpoenas and even contempt citations. Under deadline pressure, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Rosenstein met Wednesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to discuss the demands from the intelligence committee.

    Nunes’ letter outlines the terms of the deal reached, as he seeks information that could shed light on whether the controversial anti-Trump “dossier” was used to open the Russia probe and justify surveillance on Trump campaign officials.

    Nunes wrote that the committee is “extremely concerned by indications that top U.S. Government officials who were investigating a presidential campaign relied on unverified information that was funded by the opposing political campaign and was based on Russian sources.”

    This is a reference to the dossier’s funding from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign. Opposition research firm Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the document, which contained salacious allegations about Trump.

    The congressman originally issued subpoenas for related records on Aug. 24 that remain in effect, but the committee was stonewalled by the Justice Department and FBI for months.

    Nunes said committee investigators and staff will now have access to all remaining documents during a review at the Justice Department on Friday.

    According to the letter, committee investigators also will get access to eight key witnesses this month including FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages during an affair and previously worked on the special counsel’s Russia probe; FBI general counsel James Baker, who was reassigned; FBI head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, whom ex-FBI boss James Comey testified made the decision not to brief Congress about the Russia case during last year’s election; and Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official reassigned after concealing meetings with figures involved in the dossier.

    The witnesses are directly tied to allegations of political bias.

    Nunes wrote that outstanding text messages between Strzok and Page will be delivered by Jan. 11.

    The agreement could subject the DOJ and FBI to a level of scrutiny to which they are not accustomed.

    “The FBI in particular is not used to having its inner discussions kind of brought to light, and I think that’s of huge concern for probably people at the FBI,” former Justice Department official Robert Driscoll said.

  9. I never liked Bannon. It was for a seemingly superficial reason: His slovenly appearance. I mean, it’s the Oval Office! Can’t you put on a tie and jacket, or at least shave??

    Not if you think you’re the most important person in the room.

    Anyone else notice that the White House leaks totally stopped the instant Bannon was fired?

    My first impression was correct. He’s a self-important, disloyal bum. Good riddance.

  10. I think the age of fake started with Bush. How phony was he? Obama just doubled down on it and different band of pillagers started looting. But things went bad all the way back to the JFK assignation. Some say, the banksters have been taking over since the FED was formed.

    I wish I knew better how to support Trump.

  11. Tony,
    actually I don’t think Trumps tweet is entirely true. Unfortunately, when Kelly was not in charge, the author had nearly unlimited access to many individuals in Trumps circle. Apparently he was practically living in the WH, and only this week, after the book leaks came out, private cell phones were barred from use.
    That should have happened day one. No wonder Preibus and the rest of the fools lost their jobs. No one was serving the President well.

    “…The former top aide to the Clintons and close friend of Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is believed to earn roughly $15 million dollars a year at ABC, according to Business Insider, even though his role on “Good Morning America” is limited largely to political and hard-news stories and the show favors lighter stories more suited for ebullient co-hosts Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer.
    At the same time, the icy anchor’s cachet has diminished significantly with Hillary Clinton’s failure to win the White House and his cadre of Democratic friends on the outs in Washington with the end of the Obama administration.
    “He doesn’t bring much to the table anymore,” said an ABC insider, who noted that “’GMA’ covers barely any news. It’s not clear why he’s sitting there.”
    …“Stephanopoulos was, is and will be both a Clinton operative and a prominent Democrat. He funded the Clinton Foundation with $75,000 and was also part of Democrat strategy calls,” Gainor said. “There’s never been any doubt what he is and he sure as heck isn’t a journalist. And ABC didn’t care about the ethical conflicts because it’s also a liberal operation. Now that he’s failing in the ratings, maybe it’s time for the network to choose a less divisive host and a more professional path.”


    After a harshly worded New Year’s Day tweet by President Trump accusing Pakistan of “deceit” and of harboring terrorists, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert confirmed Thursday that the U.S. will suspend most security assistance to Islamabad.

    The cutoff is not permanent, Nauert said, and only affects military assistance. Civilian assistance is not affected.

    Nauert told reporters that the suspension will remain in effect until Pakistan “takes decisive action” against groups, such as the Taliban, that are “destabilizing the region and targeting U.S. personnel.” Although Pakistan “certainly has been helpful in some instances,” she said, “they are not taking steps they need to take to fight terrorists.”

    The aid suspension will include equipment and the transfer of security-related funds, with possible exceptions for U.S. national security reasons.

    Nauert was not immediately able to provide a total dollar amount for the cutoff. “We are still working through the numbers,” she said.

    In his first tweet of 2018, Trump said the U.S. “has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”

    Ahead of Nauert’s remarks, military spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor told a Pakistani news channel on Wednesday that Pakistan would continue to cooperate with the U.S. but would not “compromise on national interests and prestige.”

    “Aid cuts will not hurt us,” Pakistan’s finance ministry head Miftah Ismail told Reuters.

    There have been hints of a Pakistan aid cut by the Trump administration for months.

    Back in August, when announcing his new policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, the president said: “We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting. But that will have to change, and that will change immediately.” He vowed to “no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond.”

    Later that month, the administration notified Pakistan that it was delaying a payment of $255 million in military aid, pending progress against Haqqani network militants who the U.S. says are based in Pakistan and aid the Taliban.

    The military aid, known as foreign military financing, “promotes the development of Pakistan’s long-term [counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism] capabilities and improves Pakistan’s ability to participate in maritime security operations and counter-maritime piracy,” according to the State Department.

    The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. would withhold the $255 million payment, saying, “Pakistan has played a double game for years.” That $255 million is included in the suspended aid announced Thursday by Nauert. [snip]

    Since 2002, U.S. aid to Pakistan has totaled nearly $34 billion but declined in recent years, according to the Congressional Research Service. The country received more than $1 billion in U.S. assistance in 2016. [snip]

    Meanwhile, the State Department on Thursday also placed Pakistan on a “special watch list for severe violations of religious freedom,” Nauert said in a statement. Conditions for the country’s religious minorities, including Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, are widely considered poor.

    A beginning.

  14. gonzotx
    January 5, 2018 at 3:35 a.m.
    Seems real enough to me based on this tweet from @realDonaldTrump 2 hours ago.

  15. The Wolfe book denounced by a leftist PM of Britain in the leftist Guardian newspaper:

    ‘Complete invention’: Blair denies telling Trump UK may have spied on him
    Former PM told Trump aide Jared Kushner of possible British surveillance during election campaign, Wolff book claims

    Tony Blair has dismissed as a “complete invention” a claim that he warned Donald Trump’s advisers UK intelligence may have spied on him during the presidential election campaign.

    In his already bestselling new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, author Michael Wolff says the the former prime minister had a secret meeting with Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner.

    Wolff wrote that Blair suggested there was a possibility “that the British had had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance, monitoring its telephone calls and other communications and possibly even Trump himself”.

    Wolff’s book also repeated speculation that Blair had been angling to be Trump’s Middle East envoy.

    Blair suggested Wolff had made up both claims.

    Interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he said: “This story is a complete fabrication, literally from beginning to end. I’ve never had such conversation in the White House, outside of the White House, with Jared Kushner, with anybody else.”

    Blair, a former Middle East peace envoy for the quartet of United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia, admitted that he had met Kushner, but not to discuss surveillance on Trump or to lobby for a role.

    He said: “Of course I’ve met him and we discussed the Middle East peace process. I wasn’t angling for some job. I did the quartet role. I’m still very active on the Middle East peace process, but I’ve got absolutely no desire for an official position. I never sought one, it was never offered, don’t want one.”

    Blair said he was alarmed by how Wolff’s unsubstantiated claims had gained traction in the last 24 hours.

    He said: “The story is a sort of reflection on the crazy state of modern politics. Here’s a story that is literally an invention and is now halfway around the world with conspiracy theories attached to it. That’s modern politics.”

    Wolff wrote that during the secret meeting Blair shared a “juicy nugget of information”, which “churned and festered” in the president’s mind.

    Wolff wrote that Blair suggested there was a possibility “that the British had had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance, monitoring its telephone calls and other communications and possibly even Trump himself”.

    Early in Trump’s presidency a Fox News commentator claimed that three intelligence sources had confirmed to him that the Obama administration had used the British surveillance agency GCHQ to spy on Trump so that there would be “no American fingerprints on this”.

    Trump had previously accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones during the election. The claim that British intelligence was involved was repeated in March by the then White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. At the time it was dismissed as “utterly ridiculous” by a GCHQ spokesperson.

    Wolff’s book also said Blair had explained “that the Obama administration would not have asked the British to spy on the Trump campaign [but] the Brits would have been led to understand how helpful it might be if they did”.

    Wolff said it was not clear whether the information was “rumour, informed conjecture, his own speculation or solid stuff” but that it had been shared because Blair had been angling to be Trump’s Middle East envoy.

    Similar claims were made in March last year and were dismissed by representatives of Blair as “so far beyond speculation there isn’t a word for it”.

  16. I listened to Rush and Laura and the author did have access and apparently Bannon was the one who approved, don’t know if anyone above him had to Ok but in the beginning the Administration was a CF

  17. admin
    January 5, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    The Wolfe book denounced by a leftist PM of Britain in the leftist Guardian newspaper:

    The publisher rushed out the book delivery to capitalize on a presumed growing zeitgeist only to be trashed by a respected member of the book’s target audience in a holy of holy progressive rag. Now this is funny. Wolff aimed for Trump and took out Tony Blair. LOL.

  18. Best start ever to the stock market…If the economy holds and people continue to feel better about their economic condition, none of the distractions (some self inflicted ) will hurt very much. Everything the MSM has thrown at Trump has failed and I suspect this new book will have little if any effect on his supporters. The issues of immigration, border security(the Wall) , trade and further deregulation must be pushed forward. I would also get rid of Tillerson and Sessions asap.

  19. Some confusion today about the Fusion GPS bank records. There was the court ruling on Thursday night that the House Intelligence Committee could get the bank records. On Friday, Fusion GPS filed an emergency appeal with the Appeals Court. That appeal appears to have been in vain:

    Bank hands over Fusion GPS records to House panel

    A bank has reportedly handed over a series of financial records from intelligence firm Fusion GPS after the firm pushed to prevent the documents from being given to Congress.

    The release of the documents was in response to a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign.

    A congressional lawyer said Friday that TD Bank “produced all remaining responsive documents” to the House Intelligence Committee under the terms of a confidential settlement, CNN reported.

    The handover of the 70 documents comes after a federal judge on Thursday dismissed the firm’s protests to the documents being turned over to Congress.

    Fusion GPS has argued that records turned over to Congress are likely to leak, potentially exposing their clients’ identities, violating the firm’s First Amendment rights and damaging their business.

    The firm said on Thursday it would appeal the judge’s ruling.

    Fusion GPS had contracted former British intelligence agent Christopher Steel for research that later became part of a dossier of unverified claims about President Trump’s ties to Russia.

    Trump and other Republicans have since slammed the dossier as politically motivated, claims that the intelligence firm has dismissed.

    Fusion GPS officials have hit back at House Republicans, saying they do not believe the dossier led to the federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling.

    Obama Dimocrat Congressman Adam Schiff has been MIA recently. Nowhere to be found is Schiff. That’s because the dossier has been debunked and now the target is Fusion GPS, not President Trump. Schiff also got caught in an apparent sting when he fell into the trap regarding the memo from Wikileaks to Donald Trump Jr.

    As soon as the leaks start to come out regarding the Fusion GPS bank records, Adam Schiff’s disappearance from TV will be complete.

  20. admin
    January 6, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Some confusion today about the Fusion GPS bank records.

    The media coverage of this issue has been abysmal. THE bank was subpoenaed by Grassley’s committee and not the dopes at Fusion GPS who would fraudulently give doctored records. This is forensic accounting 101. The source is always subpoenaed not the target. Then these morons sued their own bank to stop them from meeting their obligations for oversight by the federal government which is heavily regulated by the federal government. Or it was their bank and if they haven’t parted ways already they will soon. The bank turned over the records within hours (minutes?) of the ruling. The bank obviously had it all packaged up and ready to go like their lawyers told them to stop the bleeding of legal fees. Why Fusion GPS lawyers didn’t have an appeal in the can (the judge so thoroughly smashed their frivolous claims it took several hours to come up with a lame ass basis?) is just sloppy. And now they will have to ask an appeals court to claw back records from the clutches of Grassley? No way. Their goose is cooked.

    While it has become obvious what Fusion GPS operates as, the number of Russian contacts, the Russian issues they work on, their modus operandi, spycraft, cutouts, money connections, personnel, how they insinuated themselves into DC, etc, Fusion GPS could very well be a Russian front or outfit. That they used American personnel, American media, and American money is brilliant but it is now defunct and just fighting to stay out of jail and not be fully exposed. I’m sure this has occurred to investigators looking deeply into their activities.

  21. jbstonesfan
    January 6, 2018 at 2:18 am
    I think the light at the end of that tunnel is the headlight of an oncoming train. The bubbles blow bigger and can be popped any time. The banksters will feed off the system as long as they can as they set Trump up. It is but another plan they have for taking Trump down. I hope he has a plan of his own. We will all be tested.

  22. One of the great military historians of the twentieth century, General Fuller, went beyond the common observation that history is written by the victors to an even more accurate assessment, namely that all history is fiction.

    If that is true, then it is equally true that big media journalism is not journalism at all, but propaganda, the purpose of which is to influence public perceptions to conclusions which are beneficial to the author of the piece.

    The sordid behavior of big media toward Donald Trump, including but not limited to their willful blindness toward his unprecedented accomplishments on behalf of the American People in the short span of a year, and their false critique of his character which has been proven wrong time and again, which they fail to acknowledge, much less correct, confirms this above definition.

    In addition, lest we forget the statement by the NYT that President Trump is such a threat to their interests—their power, prestige and paycheck that they are free to abandon the standards of their profession, and pledge their tattered credibility to the big lie, relentlessly.

  23. In addition, lest we forget the statement by the NYT that President Trump is such a threat to their interests—their power, prestige and paycheck that they are free to abandon the standards of their profession, and pledge their tattered credibility to the big lie, relentlessly.
    And surely, their sleight of hand is to CONFLATE their personal interests, as described above, with the interests of the public at large, and their welfare (careers, salary, retirement) with the general welfare.

    The moment I realized that nearly 30,000 federal bureaucrats today are making a salary in excess of $190,000 per year, I realized what the deep state is all about, and why they must be perceived for what they are, namely the enemy within.

    $190,000 per year? For what they do? Give me a fucking break.

  24. While it has become obvious what Fusion GPS operates as, the number of Russian contacts, the Russian issues they work on, their modus operandi, spycraft, cutouts, money connections, personnel, how they insinuated themselves into DC, etc, Fusion GPS could very well be a Russian front or outfit. That they used American personnel, American media, and American money is brilliant but it is now defunct and just fighting to stay out of jail and not be fully exposed. I’m sure this has occurred to investigators looking deeply into their activities.
    No no no Nanette.

    They are journalists protected by the First Amendment, determined to ensure a well informed public, and entitled to protect their sources.

    That would be the position of Adam Shiff and Feinstein.

    Therefore, it follows as day follows night that they are immune from prosecution, and any attempt to hold them accountable for the damage they do to society through their lies is an affront to the constitution.

    And, by the way, the deference courts have traditionally granted to such individuals, based on the legal realist concept that the best test of an idea is its ability to get itself accepted in the marketplace of ideas may have been acceptable in an earlier age, but today, it has become a hollow shibboleth which ignores the truth which is that in the age of mass manipulation what wins out is not the truth, but the lie repeated to the public ad infinium ad nauseum. And that is the role big media has arrogated onto itself, and Fusion is following the same path.

  25. One of the hardest things to do, if you have no political philosophy, is to stay balanced when you are bombarded with negative attacks on candidates you are inclined to support, because the goal of the smear artist, David Brock for example, is engender a powerful emotional reaction which overcomes rational analysis. Far better to proceed on the assumption that everything big media says is pure unadulterated bullshit, and you will be right most of the time. Falso in uno, falso in omnibus. In a court of law, once a witness is impeached, everything else he says is treated as unworthy of belief.

  26. While it has become obvious what Fusion GPS operates as, the number of Russian contacts, the Russian issues they work on, their modus operandi, spycraft, cutouts, money connections, personnel, how they insinuated themselves into DC, etc, Fusion GPS could very well be a Russian front or outfit. That they used American personnel, American media, and American money is brilliant but it is now defunct and just fighting to stay out of jail and not be fully exposed. I’m sure this has occurred to investigators looking deeply into their activities.
    And in case of doubt, the lengths to which they have gone to fight disclosure of material facts should weigh heavily against them. The fact that they were fine with talking to Mueller, and not fine with speaking with Congress, is circumstantial evidence that at some level Mooler was in on it.

  27. In reading your comment a third time, I realized what you said is true: it could very well be the case that Fusion was, and is, a Russian psyops entity, in which case, the future of the democrat party would be in some jeopardy. Yes? May-be?? Perhaps??? Ya sure youbetcha.

  28. At the ten minute mark in the video above, it is revealed that there were psycho operations warriors from the Pentagon working at . . . . . you guessed it . . . . . . CNN . . . . . to manipulate public opinion to support intervention in the war in Bosnia. The Pentagon wrote the stories, and CNN put is logo on them to create the impression that this was the information was uncovered through investigative journalism, when nothing could be further from the truth. It was psyops all the way.

    This proves that CNN is exactly what President Trump accuses them of being FAKE NEWS. Thus, it would be a travesty of justice if they did not garner their fair share of the fake new awards when they are handed out tomorrow. After all, those scumbags who look down on the American people earned them, dishonestly.


  30. he Achilles’ heel of the American government is the intelligence community, known as the IC to its intimates. Not that it doesn’t have first-rate people, many of whom have worked in its nooks and crannies around the world for decades. Our information-gathering capability remains first rate, our field agents largely superb in their savvy and bravery. The problem, however, comes when that information gets transmitted back to the home offices in and around Washington, D.C. And there, depending in part on who’s in power at the time, lies the rub.

    The intelligence business has two sides: raw information, and analysis. One hundred percent accuracy in the first is one hundred percent useless should the latter be deficient. As it happens, the primus inter pares of the IC, the Central Intelligence Agency, is expressly designed to do both. As events from the fall of the Shah, the Iranian hostage crisis, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the events of 9/11 have shown, its track record is very spotty, and its failures attributable to analysis, not information. Seeing only what you want to see in information gathered by your colleagues, and then tailoring it for superiors who make political calculations first and informed judgments only second, is a recipe for disaster.

    Comes now the news that — surprise! — the U.S. seriously underestimated the speed at which the rogue Communist state of North Korea has ramped up its nuclear program; a nuclear program that, let us not forget, was made possible by the Clinton administration:

    Although the Times is scrupulously careful to work in a reference to the Trump administration in the lede, it’s important to remember that this was Obama’s IC that blew it, not Trump’s — the IC headed by two of the WORST appointments in American intelligence history, those of James CLAPPER as Director of National Intelligence and John BRENNAN as head of the CIA. That these two are also among Trump’s most dedicated foes — and will very likely turn out to have played significant roles in the “Russian collusion” hogswallop — is hardly coincidental. Nevertheless, the Times is happy to dump the whole Clinton-Obama mess in the new president’s lap.

  31. Just saw the interview of CIA Director Mike Pompeo by democrat Chris Wallace. Predictably, Wallace tried to trap him with hyper partisan hearsay quotes from the book about Trump’s character and behavior. The author of that book looks syphilitic, and it has gone to his brain. More important however he gave the game away when he announced that the clear implication of his book is that the President is not mentally fit, and should be removed under Article 25 of the Constitution, which is the fall back position of the dims and big media, after their collusion and obstruction of justice theories failed to produce results. To his credit, Mike refused to dignify Wallace’s ridiculous with an answer, told him that those quotes were ridiculous, and in no way descriptive of the man he interacts with every day, who is engaged, and rational and asks tough questions.

  32. As soon as the leaks start to come out regarding the Fusion GPS bank records, Adam Schiff’s disappearance from TV will be complete.
    Ditto his fond hope to become Senator Schiff, Shit, Schlitz, or simply the man with no eyelids.

  33. This is a startling development which further details the FBI is not to be trusted because it has become a politicized weapon of the left:

    LAS VEGAS — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a militia member will not face a retrial on charges that they led an armed rebellion against federal agents in 2014.

    A federal judge on Monday said the federal prosecutors’ conduct was “outrageous” and “violated due process rights” of the defendants.

    U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the charges against the four men “with prejudice,” meaning they cannot face trial again. She said a new trial would not be sufficient to address the problems in the case and would provide the prosecution with an unfair advantage going forward.

    The judge criticized both the prosecution and the FBI for not providing evidence to the defense as required under court rules. “The court finds that the universal sense of justice has been violated,” Navarro said.

    Navarro said it was clear the FBI was involved in the prosecution of the case, and that it was not a coincidence that most of the withheld evidence came from the FBI.

    She said the prosecution’s reliance on the FBI and failure to look beyond the documents the FBI provided represented an “intentional abdication of its responsibility.” Essentially, she said the prosecution decided not to follow up because the evidence would have worked in the Bundys’ favor.

    As the courtroom doors opened after Navarro’s ruling, a huge cheer went up from the crowd of spectators gathered outside.

    Navarro’s decision comes less than a month after she declared a mistrial in the case and found federal prosecutors willfully withheld critical and “potentially exculpatory” evidence from the defense.

    Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and militia member Ryan Payne were all in court. Cliven Bundy had remained in jail until the hearing; the judge ordered his immediate release and he walked out of the courthouse shortly after.

    Navarro on Dec. 20 cited six pieces of evidence the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office failed to disclose that was favorable to the defense and could have changed the outcome of the trial.

    The evidence included:

    Records about surveillance at the Bundy ranch;
    Maps about government surveillance;
    Records about the presence of government snipers;
    FBI logs about activity at the ranch in the days leading up to the standoff;
    Law-enforcement assessments dating to 2012 that found the Bundys posed no threat;
    Internal affairs reports about misconduct by Bureau of Land Management agents.

    “Failure to turn over such evidence violates due process,” Navarro said last month. “A fair trial at this point is impossible.”

    Lots more at link.

  34. I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but an Oprah Winfrey ticket would easily win. It’s gets the blacks, Hispanics, females’, independents, and young people. Our so called racist country would then have elected a black president and a female black president. Very, very worried and concerned. She comes right out if the Obama playbook and likely views American and Israel the same way Obama does.

  35. gonzotx
    January 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm
    Thank God for judge Navarro
    Amen. If it had landed in the vaccum clearners court room (oreck in SFO) or the itsy bitzy teenie weenie judge in Hawaii, they would have supported Obama’s action—-My bambi may he always be right but right or wrong my bambi, just to crucify the words of Commodore Steven Decatur, hero of the War of 1812.

    I had an acquaintance of mine named Wayne Hage now deceased who owned 875,000 acres of property rights on federal government land, the feds under Clinton came in a roughed up his cowboys and confiscated his herd of cattle. He considered going to federal court where partisan judges ruled the roost, but his attorney persuaded him to take the case to the court of claims which he did, won, and received a judgement of $27 million. His base of operations was Tonapaugh Nevada which is haven and home to the sage brush rebellion. The judge was deeply offended, just as Judge Navarro was with the thug like behavior of the FBI and department of the interior where like Waco, and Ruby Ridge they tend to get just a tech trigger happy. Like the cop who prefers writing traffic ticket to going after murderers, the current FBI would rather hang American citizens than our enemies, and collude with Russians when it serves their political ends. Chris Farrell, someone I deeply respect tells us that retired and active FBI agents have told him that Comey is a dirty cop, but the problem is a fish rots from the head down. The actions of the Comey cartel sully the reputation of the agency, and reflect poorly on an agency who oath reads to protect and serve. At a minimum, it begs the question who exactly are they committed to serve, if not the people of this country. The answer appears to be Obama, and their 401Ks, and the public be damned. Sad.

  36. I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that nearly 30,000 federal bureaucrats are making a salary in excess of $190,000 per year. Bureaucrats, for Christs sake. What value to they add to the equation? Echo answereth naught. Drive around Maryland and Virginia sometime, and see how they live. They have mansions that look like Tara in Gone With The Wind, which is where they need to go.

  37. Of course jbstonesfan runs in to concern troll about Oprah running for POTUS.

    Got news for you, Oprah has way too many skeletons in her closet & knows she’ll get eaten alive if she runs (thus ruining her brand because Trump will be as ‘deferential’ to her as he was to Hillary).

    1. It’s not so much that she’s a lesbian, it’s that she has deliberately created the ‘boyfriend Stedman’ smokescreen, lying to her fans for ALL these years;
    2. She’s a sexual predator AS BAD as Harvey Weinstein;
    3. She’s very tied to Weinstein (which made her speech last night that much more laughable) & actually helped him’procure’ victims;
    4. She’s a straight up racist/black nationalist even attending the same Rev. Wright church in Chicago as Obama;
    5. Her ‘school for girls’ in Africa trained girls for sex work & physically abused students.

    Trump knows ALL of this.
    Oprah is too smart to run.

  38. jbstonesfan
    January 8, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but an Oprah Winfrey ticket would easily win. It’s gets the blacks, Hispanics, females’, independents, and young people. Our so called racist country would then have elected a black president and a female black president. Very, very worried and concerned. She comes right out if the Obama playbook and likely views American and Israel the same way Obama does.


    Really, jb? I would advise you not to bet the farm on your prediction. Oprah dipped her toe in the water Sunday night at the Golden Globes floating her future aspirations eyeing her run for the presidency. I’m sure she was surprised at the strong rebuke she received in this morning’s news not even 24hrs later surrounded from every conceivable direction. Issues of her racism, one percentism, inauthenticity, silence on feminist causes, Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton to Muslim women’s human rights.

    And the ink isn’t even dry on her proposal!!

    Juanita Broddrick was quick to respond with this comment:

    Juanita Broaddrick To Oprah: ‘Funny, I’ve Never Heard You Mention My Name’

    Breitbart has another link to more info why Oprah/Obama is an unwise choice:

    whoa- Venus, just ran into your post before posting mine..
    Thx, for the info… Last thing in the world we need is an \
    Orca promoting a One World religion either!

  39. admin
    January 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks, admin for posting the disposition of the Bundy case.

    At least there’s “hope” there are still a few Constitutional judges
    left in the country willing to fight for our rights speaking loudly
    and clearly for Truth to Power.

  40. Mrs. Smith, a friend of mine, who you know, has of a friend who is a confidante of Dr. Phil.

    This friend told him that Dr. Phil says that Oprah is a closet racist.

    Reportedly, she talks trash about white people off camera.

    Now that is hearsay on hearsay and normally I would take it with a grain of salt.

    However, the quotation you posted tends to corroborate that testimony.

    The funny thing about racists of any stripe.

    Sooner or later, their real feelings come out, as they have here with Oprah.

    The diva of bored housewives, and snake oils salesman for whatever ails you.

    The other thing we know about Oprah is this:

    She had them shut down Herrods in London so she could go shopping there in peace.

    Put it together and what have you got?

    A masculine version of the metrosexual Obama.

    And so as they say, in this case at least, gender tells you nothing.

  41. At least there’s “hope” there are still a few Constitutional judges
    left in the country
    Navarro did the right thing in this case, but she was also involved in the Wayne Hage case, and there she went the other way. Wayne was involved in Stewards of the Range, married a good friend of mine, but went on to lose the case before the 9th circuit. The federal government granted private property rights on federal land as an inducement to populate the west, as part of the manifest destiny philosophy, but as conservation devolved into the religion of environmentalism, and attracted the attention of wealthy whose support for it was honorific and decorative—I got mine, how’d you do, and now that I have got it made, I say give me a home where the buffalo roam, and keep those lowly sod busters off my land, they began using the federal government to take back the property rights which the federal government previously granted so they could restore that land to the forest primeval or give large chunks of it to the United Nations as WJC did, and Obama did in Utah to promote their personal status as citizens of the world. But that was only the half, for secretly, Wayne firmly believed, and so did the feds that a mile below that sun parched barren land was an underwater river capable of supplying the city of Las Vegas, and if that were true, then the value of the mineral rights in that property were and are incalculable.

  42. There was that biography of Oprah by Kitty Kelley that discussed things Oprah does not want discussed. We would love to hear Oprah talk about her crackhead days and her paramour from those days. There’s also her abuse of her dad and step mom with “negro in the house” comments when they came to visit.

    Big Media will protect her as Obama was protected. But there is a lot to mine from that fat Oprah carcass the public does not know about.

  43. President Trump postponed the Fake News Media Awards originally scheduled for tonight so he could do this instead:

  44. This published late Monday night:

    Republican-led House and Senate committees are investigating whether leaders of the Russia counterintelligence investigation had contacts with the news media that resulted in improper leaks, prompted in part by text messages amongst senior FBI officials mentioning specific reporters, news organizations and articles.

    In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about an article in The Wall Street Journal and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues.

    Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.

    Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?

    The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.

    “I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, adding he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”

    Strzok played a key role in the early Russia election meddling probe before he was removed last summer by special counsel Robert Mueller for exchanging text messages critical of President Trump, then still a candidate, with Page.

    The Justice Department has told Congress that Strzok had engaged in an affair with Page, who served as a lawyer advising FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

    The Hill reviewed nearly three dozen texts in which the two agents discussed articles, tried to track down information about a specific New York Times reporter or opined about leaked information in stories that they fretted were “super specific.”

    Republican investigators in both the House and Senate say the text messages suggest FBI personnel may have had media contacts but don’t necessarily prove it. So they want to learn more about what the two agents were talking about and whether any FBI officials involved in the Russia probe engaged in leaking, sources told The Hill.

    President Trump has bitterly complained about leaks in the Russia probe, suggesting the investigation had created a false narrative about his campaign and early administration. And FBI officials have taken the rare step of denouncing a few major stories in the Russia case as inaccurate.

    FBI contacts with the media wouldn’t necessarily be improper unless they resulted in the release of confidential law enforcement information or classified information, such as the leak last February of an intercept of then-national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

    The Justice Department says it currently has 27 ongoing criminal leak investigations, triple the amount of the prior three years combined.

    FBI and Justice Department officials declined to comment about the Strzok-Page texts, noting the Justice Department inspector general is currently investigating the messages and any political bias or other wrongdoing that may have occurred in the Russia case.

    Former FBI Director James Comey, on whose watch the Russia case began, has previously testified he did not authorize or engage in leaking while in office, though he admitted arranging a leak after he was fired by President Trump last spring in hopes it would prompt a special prosecutor appointment.

    Separately, the House Intelligence Committee says it has obtained information that Mueller’s current deputy in the Russia probe, respected Justice Department financial fraud prosecutor Andrew Weissman, had contact with the news media last April, shortly before Mueller was named special prosecutor, according to a letter the committee has sent the department.

    In a deal with current FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Justice officials have promised to provide the Intelligence Committee with information on the Weismann contacts later this week.

    “I understand that your office is researching records related to the details of an April 2017 meeting between DOJ Attorney Andrew Weissman (now the senior attorney for Special Counsel Robert Mueller) and the media, which will also be provided to this Committee by close of business on Thursday, January 11, 2018,” Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wrote in the letter.

    Whatever Congress ultimately determines, the Strzok-Page text messages already provided to lawmakers show the two FBI agents were closely monitoring leaks in the news media and had strong opinions about reporters and media personalities.

    In one string of text messages just five days before Election Day 2016, Page, the lawyer, alerted Strzok, the counterintelligence agent, to a story in The Washington Post about a timeline in the controversial Hillary Clinton email investigation.

    Page mentions a conversation she had just had with FBI chief of staff James Rybicki and openly expressed concern the information about the FBI’s timeline was too specific for comfort in the article.

    “Sorry, Rybicki called. Time line article in the post (sic) is super specific and not good. Doesn’t make sense because I didn’t have specific information to give.”

    A few days earlier Strzok texted Page about another new article, suggesting it was anti-FBI. “Yep, the whole tone is anti-Bu. Just a tiny bit from us,” he wrote.

    Page texted she had seen the article. “Makes me feel WAY less bad about throwing him under the bus to the forthcoming CF article,” she texted. Congressional investigators are still trying to determine what the “CF article” reference means and who the agents thought they were trying to throw “under the bus.”

    Republicans want to interview Page to determine if she assisted with any “forthcoming” articles or helped another FBI employee “give” information to the news media, particularly because she helped advise then-deputy director McCabe.

    Likewise, congressional investigators want to question Strzok about what he meant about the “tiny bit from us” reference.

    The two agents also spent extensive time shortly before the 2016 election trying to track down information — including an address and a spouse’s job — about The New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo, who has reported on numerous developments in the Russia case.

    “We got a list of kids with their parents’ names. How many Matt Apuzzo’s (sic) could there be in DC,” Page texted. “Showed J a picture, he said he thinks he has seen a guy who kinda looks like that, but always really schlubby. I said that sounds like every reporter I have ever seen.”

    A minute later, Page added another text: “Found what I think might be their address, too.”

    Strzok writes back, “He’s TOTALLY schlubby. Don’t you remember?”

    Page responded later by saying she found information on the reporter’s wife too. “Found address looking for her. Lawyer.”

    Strzok cautions Page against using the work phone to track down information on the reporter. “I wouldn’t search on your work phone, ,,, no idea what that might trigger,” he texted.

    “Oops. Too late,” she responded back.

    Apuzzo declined comment when contacted on his cell phone.

    The two agents exchanged numerous texts sharing links or information about stories in the Russia case, including one shortly before Election Day in which then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) expressed concerns there was evidence Trump associates had contacts with Russian figures.

    When the two shared a National Public Radio article on the opening of Trump’s new hotel in Washington, the two could barely contain their disdain.

    “That’s one place I hope I never stay in,” Page wrote.

    Strzok replied. “Agreed. I hope it fails horribly.”

    Occasionally the two also opined about the media in general. Strzok, for instance, called a New York Post article about agents unhappy with the outcome of the Clinton email case “stupid,” and referred to Fox anchor Chris Wallace as a “turd.”

    After one of the presidential debates, Strzok also had an observation about then-Fox anchor and current NBC anchor Megyn Kelly. “Vaguely satisfying to see Megyn Kelly (who had Botox and looks HORRIBLE) utterly going after Trump,” he texted.

  45. President Donald Trump just gave a 50 minute Master Class in how to be a President…and for any of those enamored with F & Fury & all those that question PDT’s mental stability & sharpness…forgetaboutit!!!

    Wow…PDT was so impressive opening up the floor to both Dems & Repubs to voice their opinions & ideas re: DACA & Border Security on Camera…and PDT shared his own…

    …also while the Dems continued to try to push just for DACA, PDT remained resolute that there must also be Border Security & Chain Migration must be stopped…

    He did say that he will not sign a bill that does not include Border Security


  46. S

    “He did say that he will not sign a bill that does not include Border Security


    Trump also said he will sign any bill they present him and the rights talk radio heads are exploding.

    Today, President Trump met with leaders of both parties from the Senate and House to discuss DACA legislation. The press and the cameras were there for the opening statements with the understanding they would be excused shortly thereafter.

    However, Trump either decided to let them stay or forgot to kick them out. (I believe he let them stay because he wanted Americans to see him conduct a meeting in “presidential” fashion using Democrats, in essence, as props). Thus, almost an hour of the meeting was captured on video.

    Below is my distillation of what occurred. You can watch the meeting here, and I encourage you to do so. As Yuval Levin says, it was “pretty extraordinary and is well worth watching if you like politics and policy” and are interested in seeing first hand “the strengths and the weaknesses of Trump’s very unusual way of being president.”

    The Democrats, as always, had a single, fixed position. They want the DACA population to get amnesty.

    They want this “clean DACA fix” by the March deadline President Trump imposed when he revoked President Obama’s DACA order. After that, they want to do comprehensive immigration reform, which means amnesty and path to citizenship for the vast majority of illegal immigrants not encompassed by the DACA “fix.”

    Republicans, as usual, were not of one mind. However, the core Republican position was that, by the March deadline, there should be a DACA fix, plus border security measures (including funding for a wall), plus an end to chain migration, plus an end to the visa lottery.

    Rep. Goodlatte is proposing legislation that embodies this position. It includes amnesty, but only for the DACA population of around 700,000. It also includes ending chain migration, ending the visa lottery, and mandating E-Verify. It’s the best DACA legislation we can hope for.

    President Trump’s stated position at the outset of the meeting also embodied the core Republican position as I have stated it above. However, his position seemed to fluctuate as the meeting went on and Democrats like Sen. Durbin and Rep. Hoyer tried to sweet talk him while Republicans like Sen. Perdue and Rep. McCarthy tried rather frantically to pull him back. I believe the seeming fluctuation was due to Trump’s imprecise way of stating things, coupled with his desire to sound conciliatory. (A glimpse of the real Trump comes near the end when he spars with Rep. Cuellar.

    At the end of the meeting, though, Trump said very clearly that there can’t be a DACA fix without the wall (though he noted that, thanks to geography, the wall need not cover every mile of the border). He did not reiterate that there has to be an end to chain migration and the visa lottery.

    My sense is that he has in mind a compromise — in the DACA fix, he gives up the end to chain migration and the visa lottery but the Democrats give him funding for the wall. He then tries to end chain migration and the visa lottery as part of comprehensive immigration reform.

    But Trump also said several times that he was willing to sign whatever “the very smart people in this room” send him. This suggests that if Republicans cave and just send him a “clean DACA fix,” he will sign it. Again, though, Trump said today that he won’t.

    Trump is probably confident that Republicans won’t cave on the wall. But will the Democrats? If neither side caves, there will be no DACA bill for Trump to sign.

    In the end, therefore, I agree with Yuval Levin that “absolutely no progress whatsoever was made in any direction.” Considering the direction Democrats were trying to take this meeting, seemingly with the prospect of success at times, that’a a good thing.

  48. California judge blocks Trump decision to end DACA
    U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court

    Prior to the above out-of-the-blue decision announced late last night, I cancelled my somewhat generous recurring donation to Trump. IDK if my action will serve as a message to him, or give him ammunition to whip GOP with.

    Mostly, I hope Democrats fail soon.

  49. Oh no! It is the end of Trump. Just like in the primaries. Er, convention? General election? The Russian dossier? Budget? Something? He is surely done for. Surely.

    If DACA is a done deal which his base is going to abandon him in the millions over why is ANOTHER California fed judge ruling that it can’t be done away with…..because!

    DACA is, was, and will forever be an illegal executive order which gives special status to a heavily politicized group who were chosen to be a political prop for Dems and cheap labor GOP jumped in too. A federal court in Brownsville, TX, the Fifth Circuit, the US Attorney General all have decided it is an illegal action. And it still is unless Congress gives them a little something-something which might too be ruled discriminatory since it won’t apply to ever’body.

    So Trump has a mini-summitt with Congress people, TELEVISED (and to show he is not senile as well as who the weasels are in Technicolor) with San Fran Di and Lame Duck Flake virtue signaling out the “we have to do something for these babies!” The question is like what? Apparently nothing. No horse trading or wheeling dealing. So they can’t be very important if the price willing to be paid for the Dreamers is zilch. The president clearly says what his price is for the Dreamer Darlings. NO chain migration (even for their human trafficker parents), a Wall, no more diversity bingo tickets for terrorists, and a merit system with English language and actual work skills to let (and possibly bleed out their societies which are being killed by migration) Europeans who have been among the most successful and easily assimilated immigrants historically. DiFi said they just want a stand alone DACA bill. That is not negotiating Di. That is just stupid. But she was busy trying to give heads up to DOJ/FBI/Obama White House criminals on secret testimony so she wasn’t fully functioning.

    Trump/Sessions gave Dems/GOPe globalist open border types six months to “protect” DACA. They farted away four already. Two left. They will fart those away too. Because DACA is a prop. A drop in the bucket in the immigration game and they aren’t even a good prop anymore. They act horribly, their numbers are dwindling because they are being screened out or not handing over their personal information to DHS to pick them up, welfare reform is going to cut the freebies and the blue model states are not going to want to pick up their tab, and their “approval” numbers as heaven’s angels are dropping.

    Will the Dems shut down the government for Dreamers? Schumer didn’t in December. I don’t think he will period. 2018 is an election year. Shutting down the government for non-citizens is a bit much even for expert level virtue signalers. Besides “the future of our country” Dreamers can apply for re-admission as merit based immigrants since they are so special, superior, magical and genius level awesome. Right?

    Obama and the Dems/GOPe invested in a group as a handy PR aid or prop. That PR campaign now has diminishing value. Times and circumstances change. Like elections and presidents. In the cost/benefit analysis world Dreamers are not worth it. Expect a lot of sound and fury and nothing else. The Dreamer props will ride off into the sunset. Their EO sunsets too. It fizzles out like an old ad campaign which is what it was.

  50. wbboei
    January 10, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Trump is probably confident that Republicans won’t cave on the wall. But will the Democrats? If neither side caves, there will be no DACA bill for Trump to sign.
    In the end, therefore, I agree with Yuval Levin that “absolutely no progress whatsoever was made in any direction.”

    Nope. No nothing which is what Trump/Sessions expected/wanted with the 6 month deadline to fix Dreamers. I think at this point the Dems secretly want their DACA problem to go away. They can’t be seen to be backing down but they are doing NOTHING for it either which was Trump/Sessions position and assumption of what Dems would do too. When BOTH sides want nothing you get NOTHING but some posturing. That and a bunch of hot air is what will happen. The Repubs will cram through an immigration bill (probably Goodlatte’s) to win the mid-terms.

  51. We will see Mormaer

    Trump talked out of so many sides of his mouth I thought there may be two of him.

    I understand it probably is part of some larger trumpian plan, but when he said “don’t worry I’ll take the heat from the right, and left I might add, just get me a bill”, that was disconcerting to me.

  52. LI…Tom

    Third option – Dem’s should take the deal they’re being offered, but won’t because its an election year and they don’t dare disappoint their base. So they blow the whole deal up, and nothing happens at all.

    And if that’s what’s going to happen, then Trump is best off making it look like he is going to offer them anything they want, so that when it blows up all the blame will be theirs.

    In the current political climate, it’s hard to go wrong betting on failure, it’s always the most likely option.

  53. ACE
    Look, over the past year there were several instances where I was in freak out mode that the President was going to break campaign promises and go along with the swamp, only to be proven wrong.

    Rush Limbaugh and William Jacobson are of the opinion that this was a brilliant political move on the part of PDT that had nothing to do with immigration at all; it was masterful political theater to suck the oxygen out of the Oprah rally and, more importantly, to explode the meme of the Michael Wolff fiction. And that is exactly what happened, intentional or not.

  54. “Oh no! It is the end of Trump. Just like in the primaries. Er, convention? General election? The Russian dossier? Budget? Something? He is surely done for.”
    Yes, I thought of that but I was feeling neglected…..
    And the game has gotten deep but
    have not at all abandoned PDT.
    & Still keeping faith that we’re getting what we need.

  55. Lu4PUMA January 9, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    —————— (Mooch needs to change his Twitter handle)
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., commits obstruction of justice on Tuesday by releasing the full transcript from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
    Now other people can make their statements match.

  56. About 45 minutes ago, and still, my cable tv switched channels automatically from WGN to a 700’s music channel. It remains stuck there now. The associated online chat service is overwhelmed. I’m waiting for an agent. This provider is large local, and known for good service. I hope the disruption is not bigger than NJ PA area.

  57. Foxy

    Aren’t his sons in charge of the empire while Trump is President?
    I can only think if it’s true he has lost 600 million, it is the Globalists striking him where it hurts.
    At this rate he will lose 2.4 billion in just one term, how in the world could he afford a second term?
    Possibly he realizes this, and is going to steam role ahead and get whatever he can in 3 years, because he will have to let Pence know in advance and it’s balls to the walls folks.
    That statement will offend some, I don’t care.
    And can Pence win against the holy roller racist better know as “O”?

    Buckle your belts fellas, we’re in for a bumpy ride.

  58. Will the Dems shut down the government for Dreamers? Schumer didn’t in December. I don’t think he will period.
    But wouldn’t it be grand if he did?

    What would we find? Ingeltude.

    The British writer who coined that phrase recounted a situation if world war 2, when his RAF office was fully staffed with officers and enlisted men who were indispensible, not expendable to the wr cause. And everyone agreed until one day the commanding officer went to a seminar, and the exectutive officer took a vacation in the country, the third in command got sick, and suddenly only the writer and a cohort were left to win the war. Curiously however with the high command absent, the volume of work dropped precipitiously, and at that point it dawned on the writer that 90% of what they did was unnecessary, and all they were doing was making work for each other. And it is a safe bet that none of those jamokes were making what 30,000 of our own deep staters are hauling in, namely salaries in excess of $190,000 per year. It therefore follows that a shutdown of the federal government by the dimocrats to save a group of illegals who should be deported could have a very salutary effect, which would help voters understand the dims are idiots.

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