Trump Year 1: #Shutdown The Filibuster, #ReleaseTheMemo

Update: President Trump agrees with us. Time to #ShutdownTheFilibuster!

Obama Dimocrats want the #SchumerShutdown to continue at least until the end of the month in order to disrupt the President Trump State of the Union speech. This of course is lunacy. President Trump will have mothers and fathers of children killed by illegal immigrants as guests at the State of the Union speech. President Trump will demonstrate to the country that he is the President of the United States defending America First against the Obama Dimocrats who only care about illegal aliens. In this fight the President of the United States wins bigly.

At the end of this fight the Obama Dimocrats will lose. The Obama Dimocrats want to rally their base even as they alienate the independent voters they need. The #SchumerShutdown does rally the Obama Dimocrat base but when the #SchumerShutdown ends in failure and there is no caca DACA deal, the Obama Dimocrat base will be disgusted and discouraged by yet another big loss to the powerful President Donald J. Trump.


(1) Release the memo, but do it on a weekday morning (preferably after the #SchumerShutdown), for maximum impact.

(2) Start the process to get rid of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. You’ll lose the first votes to get rid of the 60 vote rule. But the longer the SchumerShutdown continues the more the American people will see why the #Resistance obstruction must be put down like the rabid dog in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. In 1890 the House of Representatives ended their filibuster rule. It’s time for the U.S. Senate to #ShutdownTheFilibuster!

(3) The SchumerShutdown began on the very first second The Age of Real began with the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump one year earlier. This Sunday, the 21st of January 2018, is the one year anniversary of the first full day of President Trump in the Oval Office – kicking ass and keeping his promise to Make America Great Again.

(4) The “Resistance” Obama Dimocrats think they will rally their base against President Trump. That they will do. But the “Resistance” states lost in 2016 and if they remained trapped in their self imposed veal pens they will lose again in 2018 and 2020 – just like ISIS lost in 2017 to President Trump. President Trump knows he will rally his base – as well as the nation to support Trump policies – Americans for America First. Does anyone think the Obama Dimocrats will beat President Trump???

President Trump! It’s only been one year. But one year has been enough for a high energy President to get the job done.


127 thoughts on “Trump Year 1: #Shutdown The Filibuster, #ReleaseTheMemo

  1. Can’t stump the Trump:

    Trump touts ‘unprecedented economic success’ in Women’s March tweet

    President Trump on Saturday acknowledged the thousands of people taking part in Women’s March demonstrations across the country, saying it was a “beautiful” day for people to “celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success” under his term.

    In a tweet acknowledging the marches, which were planned for the one-year anniversary of Trump entering office and aimed primarily at protesting his rhetoric and policies, Trump urged people to focus on economic successes since he became president.

    “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!” Trump tweeted.

  2. Great giggle from Mulvaney:

    Mulvaney’s budget request for the CFPB: $0

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn’t need any money, acting director Mick Mulvaney informed Fed Chair Janet Yellen this week.

    Mulvaney, who took charge of the CFPB in November, made the unusual budget request in a letter sent Wednesday.

    “This letter is to inform you that for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, the Bureau is requesting $0,” Mulvaney wrote.

    The Federal Reserve normally transfers funds each quarter based on the CFPB’s required budget. Based on the letter, the CFPB’s fund at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has $177.1 million, more than projected second-quarter expenses of $145 million. Mulvaney said he sees “no practical reason” to maintain a large “reserve fund,” adding that the CFPB can “successfully perform its functions” without requesting additional funds.

    “While this approximately $145 million may not make much of a dent in the deficit, the men and women at the Bureau are proud to do their part to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars,” he said.

    Mulvaney, President Donald Trump and other Republicans have been critical of the agency, arguing that it’s unaccountable and wields too much power to impose new regulations on banks and credit card companies. Earlier this week, in addition to requesting zero funds for the next fiscal quarter, Mulvaney put the CFPB’s entire operation under review.

    President Trump is not alone any longer. His allies are on the move too.


    A month before the 2016 election, Obama mocked Trump’s campaign on “Jimmy Kimmel.” Obama read a tweet from Trump saying that Obama “will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States,” before turning Trump into a punchline. “Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president,” Obama said, dropping his phone on the floor for dramatic effect.

    A year into the Trump presidency, Obama’s legacy is taking a beating.

    Trump has overseen the dismantling of several of Obamacare’s most controversial aspects. The tax cuts package Trump signed last month included a provision repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate. Trump also rolled back the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which forced religious groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide birth control for all employees, regardless of conscientious objections.

    Trump’s Department of Education rolled back several measures that conservatives had decried as federal overreach. The Trump administration repealed the Obama-era mandate that required all public schools to implement transgender bathroom policies and speech codes. The Trump administration also revoked a legally dubious Title IX guidance that regulated sexual assault proceedings on college campuses.

    In July, Trump announced the United States would be pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords, which Trump blasted as a threat to American sovereignty. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule, which drastically increased federal regulations of streams, and repealed the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which increased environmental regulations on coal-fired plants. Trump approved both the Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines that Obama had rejected.

    Last month, Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back the Obama-era Net Neutrality policy that increased federal regulation of the Internet.

    Trump’s foreign policy has made for a similar contrast with Obama’s.

    Trump has embraced a distinctly more pro-Israel approach than his predecessor and has embraced a much harder line on Iran, which Obama sought to appease. Trump announced last month that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, something Obama had promised to do, but never actually followed through.

    The Trump administration announced in October that Trump planned on decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, which was a pillar of Obama’s foreign policy legacy. Trump’s national security strategy released last month slammed Iran, which is the number one state sponsor of terrorism, as the number one threat to peace in the Middle East.

    The bad news for Obama: Trump has at least three more years to get the last laugh.

  4. The ad is a devastating “kill shot” to open borders, lionizing illegal aliens, the Hispanization of the US culture to third world klepto-cartel status, and the culturally driven blue state model of social and economic collapse. As is his communication style, Trump has come out and said what is in the back of most people’s minds after carefully laying the foundation for it. And the progressives and Democrats fell in the trou de loup while virtue signalling their idiot heads off. Complicit. Evil. Murder.

  5. “politics is downstream from culture.” Andrew Breitbart

    And the self appointed cultural elites are losing control of the culture. I still think the tipping point or beginning of the preference cascade was Obama’s opening of the border to the massive horde invading the US/Mexican border. After decades denigrating US culture and hosannas to all things foreign especially in the later decades a preference for Cuba, LaRaza, Latin style communism, ultra violent drug culture, the innate goodness of illiterate peasants with machetes, supernatural death cults, Latin/Metizo food and art, rewriting of Latin American history, etc the stage was presumed set for a literal overrunning of the US border with the full approval of a US government administration. It was horrific. And the sitting US president seemed not only OK with it but amused as his federal employee law enforcement were forced to feed, change diapers, clean bathrooms, and act as servants to invading hordes. The US taxpayer had to pay for it of course because that is all we are good for. And watch. And get lectured and hectored as racists. That was 2014.

    The slow and careful drift was abandoned and the in-your-face invasion was on. And not just a physical invasion but a cultural one also. Popular and commercial culture was in full attack with the joys of all things Hispanic. Food, history, television, planned movies, music, art was all cued to go Hispania/Latin/violent. Everything was Spanish and tacos. Of course I’m over-generalizing but it permeated everything. Remember the Dreamers ® were our future not just our present. When you want to see what elites are jonesing for watch PBS. Or listen to NPR. Commercial culture/products follow. They take the hint, see the threatened club/IRS/Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fine, and/or follow the herd. 2014, the Dreamers ®, were culturally ascendant. By 2016 not so much as evidenced by an election. But the marketing, planning, cultural products like movies, television shows, chain restaurants with botulism and shit encrusted raw food (get used to it as it is your new culture too!), bought “journalists”, commercial art, ads, personnel, etc were already in planning or production stage. Huge amounts had been spent by governments at all levels, business and the arts, and the mental commitment to proceed were in place. It is like turning a oil tanker around. You can’t do it on a dime. Physics.

    What to do when the culture changes? Again! Ignore it. Pretend it didn’t happen. Keep going because you got nothing to replace your presumed and packaged cultural change to/from. Sunk costs for all that stuff no one wants or is interested in. Wonder why you committed all that money, time, effort to what was assured by the diversity god Obama and his Harvard “experts”. This was to be year two in Hillary Open Borders and Latino diversity and Dreamer amnesty/legalization of the entirety of Mexico Administration. We were going to be Mexico 2.0. With maybe a little ISIS thrown in. And the Day of the Dead (us), and cartel beheadings, and press 6 for English (5 for Somalian). We could all ride on the top of old, ratty trains looking for food! But it is cool they say. Failed state(s) are cool? Since when? Something similar has happened with the NFL and they too are screwed.

    So Schumer’s Shit Show Shutdown is the end result. There was never a plan B for Dreamer’s ® marketing campaign, or going bankrupt with blue state model, or really anything else. Now they have been kill shot as complicit in murder.

    This past week I went to a big informal meeting thing with my peers. It was OK. After it wound down the plan was to go this fancy restaurant for lunch. Very high end MEXICAN with top shelf taquilla, etc. I hesitated for second. I usually like a little bull shitting and seeing folks I don’t see very often or getting to know new people a little. I realized I don’t LIKE Mexican food. Never did. I don’t have to eat it if I don’t want to do so. I excused myself with a long drive home excuse and left. I drove less than half a mile and stopped at a famous greasy spoon hamburger joint. It was really good. Politics is downstream from culture. The US is returning to our own culture. And politics. Nothing fancy or foreign. Just the US.

  6. Two powerhouses in one bodacious article. Ride on, President Trump!

    Bodacious (bull) – Wikipedia
    Bodacious #J-31 (1988—May 16, 2000) was a bucking bull who was known throughout the rodeo sport of bull riding as “the world’s most dangerous bull.” He was also known as “the greatest bull ever to buck.” In 1999, Bodacious was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, and in 2017 into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame.
    As reported by FoxNews this AM, there is now a third Trump news category: #Flake.

  7. Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.
    Glenn Greenwald
    Jon Schwarz
    January 19 2018, 4:23 p.m.

    One of the gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, The Intercept, from its inception, has focused extensively on these issues.

  8. Update: President Trump agrees with us. Time to #ShutdownTheFilibuster!

    Obama Dimocrats want the #SchumerShutdown to continue at least until the end of the month in order to disrupt the President Trump State of the Union speech. This of course is lunacy. President Trump will have mothers and fathers of children killed by illegal immigrants as guests at the State of the Union speech. President Trump will demonstrate to the country that he is the President of the United States defending America First against the Obama Dimocrats who only care about illegal aliens. In this fight the President of the United States wins bigly.

    At the end of this fight the Obama Dimocrats will lose. The Obama Dimocrats want to rally their base even as they alienate the independent voters they need. The #SchumerShutdown does rally the Obama Dimocrat base but when the #SchumerShutdown ends in failure and there is no caca DACA deal, the Obama Dimocrat base will be disgusted and discouraged by yet another big loss to the powerful President Donald J. Trump.


  9. The big fat Oprah balloon has gone bust in the polls. The big lead for Obama Dimocrats in the polls has gone bust too:

    A NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll from last week has Democrats up 6% — 49%-43%. Last month, that same poll had Democrats up 11% — 50%-39%.

    An Ipsos poll from last week has Democrats up 6% — 42%-36%. And last month, Democrats held a huge 14-point lead in that same poll — 46%-32%.

    These Big Media polls don’t really matter because historically polls have a tilt against the GOP of about 5-6 points. These polls also include New York, California, Illinois, voters who skew the polls nationally. Unfortunately for Obama Dimocrats the elections in this country are not national elections by local elections. The voters that have outsized influence are in states such as Ohio. In the “swing” states such as Ohio is where President Trump and the GOP are strongest. In other words the states that matter are the states in which President Trump wins.

  10. Tinkles fears the reaper:

    Chris Matthews Warns ‘Giddy’ Dems: Trump Will Be Extremely Tough to Beat in 2020 [snip]

    A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on Friday found that satisfaction with the economy is at a 17-year high, and “those feeling good about the state of the nation’s economy now include 86 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and even a majority — 57 percent — of Democrats.” In addition, “39 percent of all Americans say they’re ready for an economic expansion for themselves and their families, the highest share since 2005.”

    Matthews said he “watched every minute” of Trump’s speech this week, calling it a “barn burner” in which Trump “hit all the high notes—never a flat one.” He said Trump focused on minority employment numbers, did not get sidetracked and bigfoot his own message, and delivered an “uplifting, gung-ho” speech “with all the flags flying.”

    He said it was tough for him right now to “think of a Democratic rival who can match the performance” and added that Trump’s challenger will have to “sell this country while making a case for himself or herself” and making people feel like they are empowered.

    “My point is that you can’t beat someone with no one,” Matthews said, conceding that though Trump may not know how to govern, he is a formidable campaigner.

    Matthews said defeating Trump will take a political combatant who can “take the blows and give them right back,” “speak with hope and power,” “be bigger than Trump,” and not come across as a schemer who is intent on undermining Trump.

    The Hardball host’s inability to identify the Democrat who can best take on Trump may be why some Democrats have been talking up a potential Oprah Winfrey candidacy. At least three national polls have found that a majority of Americans do not want Winfrey to run for president. But Winfrey performs best in the polls in a one-on-one hypothetical matchup against Trump, especially with white voters, even though other potential candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden have higher favorability ratings than Winfrey among Democrats.

  11. Meanwhile in France:

    EU BOMBSHELL: Macron admits France would vote to LEAVE EU if country held referendum
    FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron shocked Andrew Marr during their interview when he admitted that had France held a referendum on membership of the EU after Brexit, the French people would vote to leave.

    Emmanuel Macron has sent shockwaves throughout Europe after he conceded that French voters would quit the EU if France held an in/out referendum on the Brussels-led bloc.

    No other European Union country has risked putting membership of the bloc to a public vote since Britain surprised member-states by voting to leave the bloc in 2016,

    However, speaking to Andrew Marr on the BBC, Mr Macron admitted that he would lose a French referendum on EU membership.

    Asked about the Brexit vote, the candid president told Marr: “I am not the one to judge or comment on the decision of your people.

    “But, my interpretation is that a lot of the losers of globalisation suddenly decided it was no more for them.”

    Marr then pushed the French president, regarded by many as the EU’s new leader, on whether Britain’s decision was a one-off.

    The BBC journalist asked: “If France had had the same referendum, it might have had the same result?”

    Macron responded: “Yes, probably, probably. Yes. In a similar context. But we have a very different context in France.”

    He added: “I wouldn’t take any bet though – I would have fought very hard to win.

    My understanding is that middle classes and working classes and the oldest decided that the recent decades were not in their favour, and the adjustments made by the EU were not in their favour.

    “I think the organisation of EU went too far with freedom without cohesion, free markets without rules.”

    The French leader hit out at David Cameron for holding a referendum with a simple yes / no response on membership, instead of asking how to improve the situation.

    Twitter lit up after the interview was aired, with many questioning if the French leader had just admitted that he “does not listen to his own people” since he has refused to hold a referendum on the EU.

    Immigration is an issue world-wide. President Trump is on the winning and good side on immigration and illegal immigration.

  12. That would be a very smart idea having the parents of innocent victims of illegal immigrants at the SOTU address. This entire shutdown has been planned by Schumer and Pelosi from the start as they have made the calculation that it will be blamed on Trump/GOP. It will be interesting how long it plays out.

  13. Obama Dimocrats want the #SchumerShutdown to continue at least until the end of the month in order to disrupt the President Trump State of the Union speech. This of course is lunacy. President Trump will have mothers and fathers of children killed by illegal immigrants as guests at the State of the Union speech. President Trump will demonstrate to the country that he is the President of the United States defending America First against the Obama Dimocrats who only care about illegal aliens. In this fight the President of the United States wins bigly.
    Gallant lads those soldiers. They always go for the thickest part of the wall.

    Those were the words of a British Admiral at the Battle of Galipoli as he watched his troops get mowed down by the guns of his adversaries which were strategically positioned.

    The dims are embarked on a similar suicide mission, pushed to oblivion by their hateful base.

  14. Gingrich: Trump has played his hand well, and Schumer is in an untenable position. Either he will cave, or the red state dims will go to him and say you can hold the line if you want, but we have an election to win, and we cannot stay the course because it is political suicide for us. Meanwhile, Trump and Kelley are determined to hold the line. So is Ryan, but Mitch is offering a 10 day extension. Given who he is dealing with, i.e. Schumer, that is a fools errand. If Mitch wants to be constructive, for a change, he will do what Admin suggests and hold a vote to abolish the stupid filibuster rule. That is vital on the budget, but it is also IMPERATIVE if we are to break the impasse over illegal immigration, end chain migration, e-verify, and, of course, build the wall. If the 60 vote threshold continues, we will never get there.

  15. Two more bombshells:

    The missing texts are from the most critical months. December 14 2016 – May 17 2017 (Mueller appointed on May 17!) . Coverup!


    Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew outcome of Clinton email probe in advance

    The Justice Department has given various congressional committees nearly 400 pages of additional text messages between two FBI officials who were removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

    One of the newly discovered messages, lawmakers said, appeared to indicate that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page knew that charges would not be filed against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a result of the investigation into her email server — before Clinton was interviewed by the bureau. [snip]

    According to a Saturday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, the Justice Department provided 384 pages of messages to lawmakers on Friday. However, Johnson noted that additional texts sent between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17 of last year were not preserved by the FBI’s system.

    One exchange between Strzok and Page, dated July 1, 2016, referenced then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s conclusion in the Clinton investigation. Lynch’s announcement came days after it was revealed that the attorney general and former President Bill Clinton had an impromptu meeting aboard her plane in Phoenix.

    “Timing looks like hell,” Strzok texted Page.

    “Yeah, that is awful timing,” Page agreed. In a later message, she added: “It’s a real profile in couragw [sic], since she knows no charges will be brought.”

    Four days later, then-FBI Director James Comey announced that no charges would be brought against Clinton, even though — as he put it — her actions in regard to the private server were “extremely careless.”

    Another exchange from the day before referenced a change to Comey’s statement closing out the investigation. While an earlier draft of the statement said Clinton and President Barack Obama had an email exchange while Clinton was “on the territory” of a hostile adversary, the reference to Obama at first was changed to “senior government official” and then omitted entirely in the final version. [snip]

    A source on the committees receiving the texts told Fox News it was “outrageous” that the FBI had not previously indicated that the five-month gap in the messages existed. The source said it was incumbent on the FBI to prove that the missing texts do not constitute “obstruction” of congressional oversight or “destruction of evidence.”

    Those last two paragraphs are key. Obama knew about the Hillary email system and that is why Obama made sure the investigation did not expose his complicity. It’s all a coverup. Obstruction of justice. Destruction of evidence. Released by the FBI on a Sunday night during a government shutdown in order to keep these crimes as quiet as possible.

  17. Wbboei, McConnell is interested only in preserving his own power. Stupid Mitch does not realize that the moment the Obama Dims get the Senate they will dump the filibuster. The filibuster is dead, the only one that does not want to witness the formal burial service is Mitch.

    As to Schumer and the Obama Dims it is astounding that they still don’t realize they are dealing with President Trump, not weakling Jeb or W. President Trump will fight. President Trump won’t cave like Jeb or Mitt or W would have.

    If the Obama Dims keep this going until the State of the Union speech they will regret it more than they regret it now. President Trump will have the attention of the nation and every TV camera on himself that night. President Trump will bring every victim of illegal immigrants.

  18. The Catholic Church is under the control of an evil globalist:

    Shock! The Pope Is Now Openly Attacking Child Sexual Abuse Victims For “Slander”
    Alex Thomas
    January 19th, 2018

    Pope Francis is now attacking the credibility of child sex abuse victims in a shocking move made at the end of a trip to Chile in which he had hoped to “heal” the wounds of said abuse.

    That’s right, Pope Francis ended his trip by publicly defending a bishop who victims have accused of covering up widespread pedophilia in the country.

    According to a report by the Associated Press, Francis made the shocking comments in a discussion about Rev. Fernando Karadima who has been found guilty of sexually abusing a slew of minors as a member of the Catholic Church…

  19. Mitch doesn’t want to end the filibuster because he doesn’t want the chain migration, anchor baby, e-verify to pass.

  20. admin
    January 21, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    Wbboei, McConnell is interested only in preserving his own power.
    That is exactly right.

    As you may recall, I had to wet his beak ten years ago to get his help on a merger. The way to do that legally is to throw a fundraiser. And do I did. 12 Microsoft executives, the then president of Boeing, a former senator (Slade Gordon) etc. The big issue pending at that time was the downing of an American fighter, and whether we should retaliate by selling the Aegis technology to Tiawan. The business interests pleaded with McConnell to not do so, because it could, and probably would jeopardize their entre into China, and in the case of the then president of Boeing, that meant a number of passenger planes under contract, which were in the pipeline. McConnell sat there like a breathing Buddha giving no indication what he would do. But later he and I went out on the balcony and he brought up McCain Feingold, and he became very animated. He claimed that if that legislation went through it would imperil Republican chances, and he would personally go to the Supreme Court to see that did not happen. He claimed that if McCain Feingold went through which it did, but of course true to form, McCain did not know what he was doing, and he got bushwacked by Soros with the 527 amendment. The point of this story is simply to illustrate that he does not care about the country per se, but only about his donors and his institutional power. I had some photos of the golfer Ben Hogan in my guest bathroom and McConnell noticed them and commented that he was impressed with the photo of Hogan smoking a cigarette, because of course, he is from what was then a tobacco state.

  21. I just noticed the obituary of a beautiful woman who was a long time Teamster leader and was taken down by the feds. Likewise a friend of mine who was the president of the large Teamster Local in Boston and had the skills to be general president was also taken down by the federal government. And now I hear that a third friend of mine is under suspicion for accepting some sports tickets. The penalties these representatives received were draconian. And the fed oversight sucked nearly $100 million out of the Teamster treasury, which went to former prosecutors, some of whom I know.

    When all is said and done, let it be said that the FBI and Justice Department officials who tried to stage a soft coup against the American People suffer no less draconian of a fate. That is not hyperbole–I mean every word of it. Long prison terms–no club fed. Angola state prison–hard time. How else can we hope to send a message that will deter future offenders. And the reason that is important is because not only does power corrupt, but power attracts corrupt people, and when they can operate behind a veil of secrecy to destroy our nation, I would vote for the death penalty–a Rosenberg type remedy and a Carthaginian peace.

  22. Question: what are the awards given out by the Motion Picture Committee to candidates they deem to be deserving of special recognition?

    Answer: Oscars.

    Question: what are the awards given out by President Trump to members of the Fourth estate for the activity they seem to excel at, namely hyperbole, lies, misdirection, fiction, fraud, condescension arrogance, hatred of the country, etc.—in sum, fake news and all that it implies???

    Answer: the White House calls them “Tappers”, in honor of that bleating dullard at CNN.

  23. Just read the wikopedia entry on Peter Stroke.

    It tries to portray him as one of the best in the FBI and it denigrates the evidence against him, some of which is his own words, as right wing echo chamber stuff.

    Question: who wrote this rancid piece of dog shit? His attorney?? Or, more likely the NYT, who rational people would agree NEVER LET A LITTLE THING LIKE THE TRUTH stand in the way of their self aggrandizing narrative. They admired Stalin, heralded Fidel as a democrat, and staged phony incidents to bring down aparatheid, which is bringing about the collapse of South Africa, to the detriment of all citizens of that troubled state which was once the most advanced nation on that continent, and is today declining in all metrics, and may soon degenerate into civil war.

  24. NYT really should stay out of the business of foreign relations strategy, because history has repeatedly shown that everything the touch turns to shit. Never right and never in doubt. That should be their masthead.

  25. 2010. Congressman Becerra [in the company of illegals] Laughs At Pledge of Allegiance

    No way this bunch will become respectful of US.
    In 2017, Xavier Becerra left Congress to become a very mouthy California AG.

  26. admin
    January 22, 2018 at 1:32 am
    For years they have been influencing our elections, picking people who would not be the choice of an informed voter. We lost control of our government a long time ago.

    They have stolen so much from us.

  27. Big media would have you believe that the reason dims shut down government over a budget resolution is to grant legal status to these poor orphans in the storm who were brought to this country illegally by their illegal parents. That is not the issue. The issue is open borders. The republicans are willing to grant legalization and put them in the back of the line for citizenship. But if there are no conditions attached all that legalization will do is promote more illegal invasion of our country, and that is what the dims want to preserve their tenuous hold on power, having lost the support of the middle class. In a sense, what they want is ethnic cleansing of the electorate. That is why they hate the wall, are bent on preserving chain migration for dreamers, no internal enforcement re. sanctuary cities, and crushing our safety nets. That is their game, and they need to be seen for the traitors they are. Its not complicated. Its Occams razor that tell us this.

  28. How the “FBI” or “DOJ” can look the American people straight in the face and ask them to believe that a “technical” mistake caused them to lose over 5 months of ‘incriminating’ emails between Strzok & Page when the FBI was supposed to “preserve all emails & documents” how they can expect the American people to buy that line of BS…is a joke & more evidence of their own internal corruption & bias…

    I did see something elsewhere on the internet that stated the Inspector General had already previously gotten them, I haven’t seen that verified anywhere else…

    this is going to be interesting…one other odd thing re: “The Memo” we are all breathlessly awaiting…if they are claiming extensive FISA problems why has the Congress approved the FISA law again without benefit of all this hidden corruption of FISA program first exposed to the Congressional commitees at the least before they voted…

    imo…I absolutely agree that we should settle this government shutdown & clear the airways before releasing “the Memo” & its findings…if it were released today, the news would not rise to the surface with all this other noise…and frankly I believe that much of this “noise” & shut down by the Dems is not only to inspire their base but moreso to take over the news cycle to prevent ANY PDT’s good news on his first year anniversary but also to block “the Memo” revelations & as admin commented interfer with the strength of PDT’s SOTU

    Durbin was another ploy to steal any positive headlines for PDT’s accomplishments; expect this nonsense of trying to control the newscycle to continue by the Dems in conjuction with a complaint MSM/BM…and as they coordinate with their base protesting in the streets…


    Months of text messages don’t just accidentally disappear. One past conversation between Strzok and Page indicated that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew there would be no charges filed against Clinton well before that investigation ended. Given the significant evidence of impropriety in the Clinton case, a foregone conclusion of innocence before the FBI wrapped up their investigation looks shady at best. Trump’s lawyers will surely argue that after those messages came to light, the DOJ intentionally “lost” those five months’ worth of other messages.

    Look for Paul Manafort to jump all over this. He’s already fighting his indictment, claiming that Mueller is overstepping his authority and shouldn’t be running the investigation. Throw in this evidence that the investigation may have been tainted before Mueller even took over, and that the DOJ could be covering up damaging information, and a motion to dismiss alleging prosecutorial misconduct is a near certainty. FBI Agent Strzok was reportedly heading up the Manafort investigation before he was taken off the Mueller probe. Manafort’s attorney might try to say that the missing text messages could contain exculpatory evidence (or evidence favorable to the defendant) and therefore the court should get to the bottom of what the two said. However, two former federal prosecutors who spoke to Law&Crime both contend it would be difficult to get the entire indictment dismissed based on the text messages alone.

    “It depends on what FBI’s retention policy is for text messages. It does certainly raise questions as to how these five months came up missing,” explained Bill Thomas, a former federal prosecutor “However, the court is not going to just dismiss the case. If it comes to it, the judge may hold a hearing to get to that information through calling witnesses. Dismissal is the
    nuclear option, it would have to be something very very egregious for a court to dismiss the case.”

    The same would go for any future defendants in the case. If other members of the Trump campaign gets hit with charges, they’ll just throw these missing texts back as evidence that the probe was tainted from the beginning.


    article states missing emails won’t be conclusive…imo, in the court of public opinion & if the repubs get their act together this is very important…especially if the IG already has them

  29. Watch “The Obama Administration’s ‘Brazen Plot To Exonerate Hillary Clinton’ Starting To Seep Out” on YouTube Former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova outlines the majority of the events behind the unlawful surveillance of Donald Trump and each of the participating members within the FBI and DOJ corruption.


    On Monday, Rep. Lee Zeldin was the first House member to suggest a plan of action to locate the “missing,” text messages.

    “Congress needs to (1) subpoena from the cell service Strzok & Page text messages; & (2) request FBI perform full forensic exam of their employees’ phones to see if they can recover the messages. Let the line shine brightly on the truth!” tweeted Zeldin.

    Lee Zeldin
    ✔ @RepLeeZeldin

    Congress needs to (1) subpoena from the cell service Strzok & Page text messages; & (2) request FBI perform full forensic exam of their employees’ phones to see if they can recover the messages. Let the line shine brightly on the truth!
    10:15 AM – Jan 22, 2018

    Zeldin’s suggestions come as Congressional investigators express doubt about whether the FBI indeed lost the text messages.

    According to Byron York of the Washington Examiner, Congressional investigators are deeply skeptical of the FBI losing the text messages:

    “Very suspicious,” said one investigator about the news. “Hard to believe,” said another.

    When asked to rate his trust of the FBI on a scale from 1 to 10, the investigator quickly answered, “Zero.”

    Following reports of the FBI’s mystery “glitch,” Rep. Jordan Jordan (R-OH) is renewing his call for a second special counsel to investigate the former Mueller team member.

    “First the IRS destroyed emails pivotal to our investigation of their political targeting. Now the FBI “failed to preserve” texts between Peter Strzok & Lisa Page following the ’16 election. The time for a second special counsel is now,” tweeted the Ohio lawmaker Sunday evening

    duh! does the FBI take Americans for fools…

  31. Byron’s article makes some good points:


    Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents.

    A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including:
    •Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
    •The completion and publication of the intelligence community assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
    •The briefing in which FBI director James Comey told President-elect Donald Trump about the Trump dossier.
    •The president’s inauguration.
    •The nomination and confirmation of new Justice Department leadership.
    •Flynn’s interview with the FBI (conducted by Strzok).
    •Comey’s assurances to Trump that he, Trump, was not under investigation.
    •A variety of revelations, mostly in the Washington Post and New York Times, about various Trump figures under investigation.
    •Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe.
    •The firing of top Obama Justice Department holdover Sally Yates.
    •Trump’s tweet alleging he was wiretapped.
    •Trump’s firing of Comey.
    •And, finally, on May 17, 2017 — the final day of the missing texts — the appointment of Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

    Strzok and Page had a lot to talk about.

    In a letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs chairman Ron Johnson, the Justice Department claimed the Strzok-Page texts were not recorded because of glitches in a changeover between models of FBI-issued Samsung Galaxy phones.

    “Data that should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval was not collected,” the Justice Department said.

    The FBI did send Johnson, along with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, hundreds of Strzok-Page texts that were successfully recorded. Some of those might prove as troubling as the first batch of texts, one of which discussed a mysterious FBI “insurance policy” in case of a Trump victory in the 2016 election.

    In the newly-released texts, Strzok and Page discussed Trump winning the Republican presidential nomination, which they said would create “pressure” on the FBI to quickly finish up the Hillary Clinton email investigation, known inside the bureau as the “midyear exam,” or MYE.


    what I find interesting & compelling is that with all of this going on at the FBI & DOJ…the new AG, Jeff Sessions freaking recused himself…

    he just opened the door & let the Donald Trump destroyers in with full reign…

    Sessions opened the door to letting the FBI & DOJ “frame” & try to destroy PDT

  32. OT…(met SS & her husband while living in LA, like them or not, they are astute business people & know how to work it & market in many directions & make lots of money)
    Suzanne Somers
    I’ll Say It, I’m Happy with Trump …
    ‘Now My Career is Over!!!’
    Suzanne Somers is saying it loud and proud … she’s a huge fan of President Trump, and she also believes she’s committing career suicide by saying that.

    We got Suzanne leaving WeHo hot spot Madeo over the weekend and asked about the government shutdown. She says politicians need to get their crap together, but she praises the Prez … particularly for the economy.

    For the record, Trump’s GDP stats in his first year mirror almost exactly Obama’s in his second term.

    Suzanne — whose last big TV gig was on the ’90s sitcom “Step by Step” — can’t help but laugh after acknowledging her Hollywood fate.

  33. …just thinking Trump supporters need to come out of the closet & push back if they support him…

    Last week I was having a discussion with some people who have moved to the USA from Argentina & Venezuela about our country’s security and I just said ‘ I don’t care about what anyone says, PDT is going to protect our country; he is not going to let what has happened in SA & Europe happen in the USA…they agreed…

    Trumpsters should not be afraid to express their support; I think there are many people out there just afraid to say it & would love to hear it from others…especially with all the noise from the Lefties

  34. The key sentence on the government shutdown “agreement” comes from President Trump:

    President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats “have come to their senses” and abandoned their filibuster that shut down the federal government. Trump says his administration will make a long-term immigration deal “if and only if it’s good for our country.”

    Obama Dimocrats collapsed and that will discourage and depress the leftist totalitarian Obama Dimocrat base. Dumbass Blumenthal almost torpedoed the “agreement” when he spoke what everyone knows to be true:

    Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says on MSNBC he has “zero confidence” that Ryan will bring legislation to shield the roughly 700,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers.”

    Blumenthal let the cat out of the bag by saying out loud that the “agreement” is entirely meaningless because a vote in the senate does not mean a vote in the House. Blumenthal is so stupid he did not realize that by saying that he made it plain that the Obama Dimocrats collapsed on DACA. Obama Dimocrats wanted to maintain the delusion they gained something in the “agreement” so as to not discourage/disappoint the leftist base. Dumbass Blumenthal let the leftist base know the Obama Dimocrats in Congress caved and collapsed on everything they promised.

    The Obama Dimocrats collapsed on DACA. It is a signal they will cave on DACA in the future. Total victory for President Trump.

  35. Morfeomorfei, the Joe DiGenova video is good and provides a summary of what is going on. But it is not a comprehensive and detailed summary. One of the things it does not focus on sufficiently is this:

    Obama’s Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation — As Predicted

    Hillary couldn’t be proven guilty without proving the president guilty as well. ‘How is this not classified?” So exclaimed Hillary Clinton’s close aide and confidante, Huma Abedin. The FBI had just shown her an old e-mail exchange, over Clinton’s private account, between the then-secretary of state and a second person, whose name Abedin did not recognize. The FBI then did what the FBI is never supposed to do: The agents informed their interviewee (Abedin) of the identity of the second person. It was the president of the United States, Barack Obama, using a pseudonym to conduct communications over a non-secure e-mail system — something anyone with a high-level security clearance, such as Huma Abedin, would instantly realize was a major breach.

    Abedin was sufficiently stunned that, for just a moment, the bottomless capacity of Clinton insiders to keep cool in a scandal was overcome. “How is this not classified?”

    She recovered quickly enough, though. The FBI records that the next thing Abedin did, after “express[ing] her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym,” was to “ask if she could have a copy of the email.”

    Abedin knew an insurance policy when she saw one. If Obama himself had been e-mailing over a non-government, non-secure system, then everyone else who had been doing it had a get-out-of-jail-free card.

    The entire article by former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy is good and should be read. It was written in September of 2016.

  36. Trump hater Ben Shapiro sums up the #SchumerShutdown implications:

    On Monday, after news broke that the Senate Democrats had caved to Republicans on the government shutdown, earning a mere promise for a vote on immigration legislation, House Democrats opened fire on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), among others. Rep. Luis Guttierez (D-IL) grumbled, “They caved. They blinked. That’s what they do.” The only Senate Democrats who held out were from deep blue states, except for 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) even jumped into the fray: “I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth.”

    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) fumed, “The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill. … I will do everything in my power to continue to protect DREAMers from deportation.

    So, what did Democrats get from this shutdown?

    Here’s the full list: the perception that Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had outlasted them at the negotiating table; the understanding that Democrats will be unable to fight Republicans using a government shutdown as leverage, at least on the issue of illegal immigration; the impression that Democrats care more about illegal immigrants than military members; a Democratic base that now believes the Democrats are on the run; the impression that Democrats were responsible for the shutdown.


    What have Republicans gained?

    They’ve gained the perception that they can govern; combined with the tax cut bill, Republicans in Congress have done their job and forced Democrats into a position of irrelevance. Furthermore, the White House now says that it will not sign the Graham-Durbin proposal, a Senate bill to legalize illegal immigrant children and their parents, and hand citizenship to the kids.

    This sets up another showdown for February 8, when the current continuing resolution expires — but Democrats obviously have zero leverage tying DACA to funding. Which means that they’re better off simply fighting for a clean DACA bill before March. But again, the administration doesn’t have to capitulate — Trump can softly reinstate DACA to avoid the public pressure attendant on a sweep of illegal immigration arrests.

    Democrats hurt themselves. They bluffed, and their bluff was called. Republicans should take advantage of that fact.

    Obama Dimocrats will discover on February 8, nothing has changed and they lose again and again and again. President Trump America First wins.

  37. Trump won this battle and played it very well. The issue is will it matter come the midterms with the GOP still very unpopular and the dems ability to block any significant legislation .

  38. The very words of the creep pretty much end the Mueller scam:

    In ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Text, Peter Strzok Expressed ‘Concern’ About Joining Mueller Team

    The FBI’s top agent on the Trump-Russia investigation sent a text message last year that one top Republican senator says suggests he saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion.

    The text message, which was sent by Peter Strzok, is “jaw-dropping,” Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said in a radio interview on Tuesday.

    In an interview with WISN-Milwaukee radio host Jay Weber, Johnson read aloud a May 19, 2017 text that Strzok sent to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.

    Strzok wrote: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.”

    Johnson said that the text referred to the Mueller investigation, which had kicked off two days earlier. Strzok joined that team, but was removed in July after the Justice Department’s inspector general discovered his anti-Trump text exchanges with Page.

    As the FBI’s deputy counterintelligence chief, Strzok was picked in July 2016 to oversee the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. Prior to that, he was a top investigator on the Clinton email inquiry.

    “I think that’s kind of jaw-dropping,” said Johnson, a Republican, said of the Strzok text.

    In other words, Peter Strzok, who was the FBI deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division, the man who had a plan to do something because he just couldn’t abide Donald Trump being president, is saying that his gut sense is that there’s no big there there when it comes to the Mueller special counsel investigation,” he said.

  39. JbStonesFan, the GOP will win big in 2018 and 2020. We’ve been saying that since early 2017. Our reasons are a variation of Albert Einstein’s observations on insanity. In brief, if nothing changes from 2016, nothing changes – Trump wins.

    As to the polls and the Obama Dimocrats ability to block legislation those questions were answered this week. Again, the SchumerShutdown failed and any attempt at another SchumerShutdown will have the same results. The Washington Post described why the SchumerShutdown failed. Read that and you’ll understand why another SchumerShutdown will fail again.

    As to blocking legislation, the Obama Dimocrats running in red states know that every one of their votes to block legislation will become campaign ads. BTW, the little noticed part of the SchumerShutdown was the robo-call portion of the campaign which we will reference in another comment on the Washington Post story.

    As to the polls, they are the same garbage as the 2016 polls. National polls on the generic ballot are garbage because the elections are local and state. National polls include NY and California and other blue states with large populations which skew polls but don’t provide a clue as to what will really happen. Anyone who conducts polls or is a student of polls understands that historically polls skew to the Dims by 5-6 points so caveat emptor.

    This article from BreitBart sums up some of our argument:

    In order to take back the majority, Democrats need to win 218 of the 435 seats of the House in the November 2018 midterm elections.

    They currently have 193 seats, and are almost certain to keep the seat in Michigan vacated by the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), so that means they need to place a Democrat into 24 of the 238 seats that are currently held by a Republican and the three vacant seats with pending special elections from which Republican members recently resigned–Pat Tiberi (R-OH), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Tim Murphy (R-PA).

    The January 19 Real Clear Politics Average of Polls–comprised of polls conducted before the Democrats first shut down the government and then caved to re-open it three days later– gives Democrats a 7.8 point advantage, 46.9 percent to 39.1 percent in the nationwide Generic Congressional Ballot.

    Good news for the Democrats perhaps, but that represents a dramatic drop from the 13 point advantage Democrats held over Republicans in the same Real Clear Politics Average less than a month ago on December 22, 49.1 percent to 36.1 percent. Perhaps even more discouraging for Democrats is this: the January 19, 2018 Generic Congressional Ballot numbers are virtually identical to the same numbers from April 2017, nine months earlier in the Trump administration, when the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls gave Democrats a 6.1 percent advantage in the nationwide Generic Congressional Ballot.

    But a nationwide poll of which party’s candidate voters in all 435 Congressional Districts prefer is virtually meaningless when it comes to determining which party will have a majority of the House of Representatives when the 116th Congress convenes in Washington in January 2019, for two reasons:

    First, as Breitbart News reported last year, is the inherent gerrymandering advantage Republicans have. Due to control of more state legislatures, which created Republican friendly Congressional Districts after the 2010 Census, Democrats would need a 5 point advantage in a Generic Ballot Poll to win an equal number of seats as Republicans.

    The way district lines are currently drawn benefits Republicans by distributing GOP voters more efficiently than Democratic voters. So, all else being equal, we would probably expect Republicans to win more seats than Trump’s approval rating alone indicates,” Harrey Enten wrote at last year.

    Second, and perhaps even more importantly, is the concentration of Democratic voters that dominate dozens of Congressional districts in heavily blue areas of the country along the coastal counties that stretch from San Diego to Seattle on the west coast and Northern Virginia to Philadelphia, New York, and Boston on the east coast. Democratic candidates typically run up huge victories in these districts, often with anywhere from 60 percent to 85 percent of the vote.

    This is the same concentration of vote problem Democrats faced in the 2016 Presidential election. Even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a 48 percent to 46 percent margin over Donald Trump, she was easily defeated in the electoral college vote by a 306 to 232 margin (before seven faithless electors moved it to a final 304 to 227 margin). Clinton swamped Trump by 3.4 million votes in California, winning 61 percent to 33 percent, but that margin gave her the same 54 electoral college votes that a 51 percent to 49 percent margin would have delivered.

    As a consequence, “Of the nation’s 435 U.S. House races this November, just 10 percent are likely to be competitive. The preliminary scoreboard at shows that six races are pure toss-ups, 11 barely tilt in the GOP direction, and three tilt toward the Democrats. Nineteen seats lean Republican, while six lean Democratic. . . Beyond the 45 competitive races, there is little doubt about the outcome of the other 390 races (90% of the total). This includes 203 races that are likely or strongly Republican and 187 that are likely or strongly Democratic. Most districts are designed to heavily favor one party or the other,” noted pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen wrote recently at NewsMax. (Note: The Cook Political Report currently says there are 49 competitive races that are either toss ups or lean in the direction of one party.)

    Based on that analysis, Democrats will have to win 31 of these 45 competitive races, more than two-thirds, to reach the majority ensuring 218 seats.

    “The preliminary scoreboard at shows that six races are pure toss-ups, 11 barely tilt in the GOP direction, and three tilt toward the Democrats. Nineteen seats lean Republican, while six lean Democratic,” Rasmussen wrote.

    Assuming all the leaners/tilts go as they lean or tilt, and the toss-ups are split evenly between the two parties, 33 of these races would be won by Republicans, and only 12 would be won by Democrats, resulting in the subsequent party line up in the 116th Congress of 236 Republicans, 199 Democrats, a net gain of only five for the Democrats. [snip]

    But as of January 23, it appears that the much-hyped Democratic “Blue Wave” crested a month ago, and Democratic hopes for a re-energizing of that wave–the recent State Senate victory in Wisconsin where turnout was down 73 percent not withstanding–will depend on two things: unforeseen changes in real world events, and flawless execution of a well financed, 45 Congressional District focused political operation.

    The Democrats are certainly capable of executing the latter, but the former is, to a large extent, beyond their control.

    Toss in the collapse of the Mueller clown show and the behemoth economic recovery and the GOP will win bigly. Our fingers are crossed that there are more SchumerShutdowns, more “resistance”, more pussyhat parades, more antifa violence, more lunatic appearances by Pelousy, and more of a stranglehold by the totalitarian left over the Obama Dimocrat loon nest.

    As to the Senate, the news there for the GOP is even better.

  40. The Washington Post story on why the SchumerShutdown failed. Note the robocall tactic. Note Sherrod Brown in Ohio is our pick for #1 dead guy in the elections; Jon Tester is #2. The GOP will have only 8 up for reelection. The Obama Dims will have 26 Dim bulbs up for reelection, many in Trump states:

    Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle

    From the outset, the government shutdown had been a test of wills. On Monday morning, the Democrats realized they had lost theirs.

    At a caucus meeting in a room just off the Senate floor, a group of vulnerable Senate Democrats told their leader, Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), that the cost of their effort to protect young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” from deportation was rapidly escalating. It could imperil what was otherwise a promising outlook in November’s midterm election — and with it, the Democrats’ hopes of ending their exile from power.

    With the shutdown heading into its third day, they were feeling the heat and finding it hard to control the messaging war. Voters in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were getting Republican robo-calls saying Democrats had “prioritized illegal immigrants over American citizens.”

    So the Democrats decided to take a deal they had turned down only the night before — a less-than-airtight assurance by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that “it would be my intention” to consider legislation that would address those immigrants in the coming weeks, but only if the government were reopened.

    “There’s a practical question of, ‘Are you going to achieve more by holding out, are you going to get anywhere?‘ ” asked Sen. Angus King (Maine), an independent who caucuses with the Democrats. “[Schumer’s] assessment was, this was a positive step forward and to hold out further, you wouldn’t get any more.” [snip]

    But what the Democratic senators were sensing was something else that shows up in the polls: Most voters do not want to see the government shut down over immigration. And the causes that are articles of faith with the Democrats’ liberal and ethnically diverse base can alienate many voters in conservative, largely white battleground states.

    After the Democrats’ huddle, Schumer went to the floor and relented. [snip]

    A flood of social media fury was directed at Schumer for a “cave” by “weak-kneed, right-of-center Democrats,” as the Progressive Change Campaign Committee framed the Democrats’ move. Outraged liberals moaned that Democrats had won nothing but a fig leaf to cover the fact that they had broken down.

    OFA, the political remnant of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, issued a statement: “Let’s be clear: This stopgap measure is not a solution. It’s merely a band-aid for a self-inflicted wound that remains untreated.”

    “I do not see how a vague promise from the Senate Majority Leader about a vague policy to be voted on in the future helps the Dreamers,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), one of the party’s most prominent immigration advocates.

    Immigrant advocates and liberals were frustrated in December when Democrats supported the last short-term spending bill with nothing in return for the dreamers. Democratic leaders tried to quiet their concerns by promising to make their stand on the issue in January.

    The shutdown exposed the challenges facing congressional Democrats daily: how to wrangle victories while in the minority and keep the party’s base energized ahead of the November elections.

    Unlike conservative Republicans who led a 2013 government shutdown, Democrats have no ­antipathy for the federal government and its services — and they squirmed this week once they began to be blamed by Republicans when agencies were shuttered.

    “I just think our job is to make sure government works for people and their lives get better, and that’s what I tried to do,” said Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), an at-risk incumbent who had called for days for the shutdown to end.

    Democrats tried to blame the impasse on Republicans, noting that they control both the White House and Congress.

    But their own polling revealed that a shutdown could be a bigger political problem for Democrats fighting for survival in conservative states.

    A survey of red-state voters conducted last month by the Senate Majority PAC, which aims to elect Democrats to the Senate, showed that 48 percent of respondents would blame them for a shutdown, compared with 39 percent who said the fault would lie with Trump and the Republicans.

    Other Democrats also felt uncomfortable with the shutdown being defined purely as an exercise to address the concerns of the dreamers.

    The Obama Dimocrats wasted the ammunition they had. The ammunition they had was the “threat” of a shutdown or the “threat” of something else. Once the Obama Dimocrats went from “threat” to an actual policy of shutdown, they lost the power they had. From now on every threat will be seen as empty. President Trump now has proof positive that Schumer and the Obama Dimocrats will cave. President Trump knows all their threats will be empty ones. If Schumer moves to block legislation, Trump will declare that recalcitrance as a variant of the SchumerShutdown. In brief, President Trump holds all the cards in the casino he owns.

    The Washington Post is a bitter enemy of President Trump. But even the Post sees the writing on the wall for Obama Dims. Mene mene tekel upharsin.

  41. Impeach Trump!!!

    Democratic leaders have pressed Tom Steyer privately, urging him to tone down his campaign calling for President Trump’s impeachment. They have prodded him in public, declaring on television that they consider impeachment an impractical idea. And party strategists have pleaded with Democratic candidates for Congress not to join in.

    But Mr. Steyer, a California billionaire and one of the Democratic Party’s most prolific donors, has only intensified his attacks in recent weeks. Buoyed by tens of millions of dollars in television commercials — financed out of his own pocket and starring him — Mr. Steyer has become one of Mr. Trump’s most visible antagonists, firing up angry Democrats and unnerving his own party with the ferocity of his efforts.

    Mr. Steyer is likely to unsettle national Democrats further in the coming weeks, with a new phase of his campaign aimed at pushing lawmakers in solidly liberal seats to endorse impeachment. Having collected more than four million email addresses from people who signed an impeachment petition, Mr. Steyer has begun prodding those voters to call congressional offices and lobby them for support. [snip]

    While Democrats intend to run on a fiercely anti-Trump message this year, party leaders envision a campaign of broad attacks on the president’s economic agenda rather than a blunt-force impeachment pledge. There is no realistic chance of impeaching Mr. Trump while Republicans control Congress, and Democrats from moderate and conservative districts fear the idea could alienate voters otherwise likely to vote their way in November.

    But the Democratic base, enraged by Mr. Trump and frustrated by party leaders counseling restraint, appears enthusiastically open to seeking the president’s removal.

    Knuckleheads! More antifa pro-impeachment street violence please – especially just before the elections and in all the red states and swing districts.

  42. Eggcellent:

    A trio of progressive organizations, including CREDO, is hosting an event on Tuesday night that will bring activists to the front lawn of Schumer’s home in Brooklyn. They are also in the process of printing signs for the event which read “Worst negotiator in Washington. And Brooklyn. #SchumerSellout,” superimposed on an image of the Minority Leader’s face. [snip]

    We’re targeting Dems who voted for this CR (continuing resolution),” Angel Padilla, policy director for Indivisible, a resistance organization formed in response to Trump’s presidency, told The Daily Beast. “They sold out Dreamers. They failed to stand up to Trump’s white supremacy. They had the support of the grassroots and they caved. It also demonstrates that Democrats remain terrified of immigration. And they will continue to run from it.”

    We have an idea for these loons to write on their signs: “Shut down Schumer!!! Bring on Bernie for Minority Leader!!!”

  43. Wbboei, check out the latest news on DACA and the Supreme Court. Legal Insurrection has a good play by play.

    Breitbart has a wrap-up too:

    Here is some of Legal Insurrection (the entire article should be read so we will post teasers):

    After a bizarre and completely unfounded San Francisco federal District Court injunction against the Trump administration wind-down of DACA, the Trump administration both filed for leave to appeal in the 9th Circuit and filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment in the Supreme Court. That latter Petition would circumvent the 9th Circuit.

    The Trump administration, however, did not ask the Supreme Court to stay the District Court order, arguing that a stay would create more problems in the administrative wind-down of DACA:

    This Court’s immediate review is warranted. The district court has entered a nationwide injunction that requires DHS to keep in place a policy of non-enforcement that no one contends is required by federal law and that DHS has determined is, in fact, unlawful and should be discontinued. The district court’s unprecedented order requires the government to sanction indefinitely an ongoing violation of federal law being committed by nearly 700,000 aliens—and, indeed, to confer on them affirmative benefits (including work authorization)— pursuant to the DACA policy. That policy is materially indistinguishable from the DAPA and expanded DACA policies that the Fifth Circuit held were contrary to federal immigration law in a decision that four Justices of this Court voted to affirm. Without this Court’s immediate intervention, the court’s injunction will persist at least for months while an appeal is resolved and, if the court of appeals does not reverse the injunction, it could continue for more than a year given the Court’s calendar.

    Instead of seeking a stay, the Trump administration subsequently filed a Motion to Expedite (pdf.)(embed at bottom of post) consideration of the Cert. Petition and order the plaintiffs to file their response quickly. The Court just granted that request:

    The motion of petitioners to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is granted in part. As respondents have agreed, they will file their briefs in opposition by February 2, 2018.

    There’s also a brief discussion about district judges issuing nationwide rulings.

  44. Rats, meet sinking ship:

    FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that his chief of staff, James Rybicki, was leaving the bureau, a development that follows President Trump taking aim at other senior FBI officials who worked under the former director, James Comey.

    Meanwhile, Department of Justice officials told Fox News on Tuesday that Dana Boente, the US Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia who is also the acting head of the DOJ’s National Security division, has been selected to step in as the FBI’s next general counsel. James Baker, who had served as general counsel, was reassigned late last year.

    Rybicki, who served in the same position under Comey and continued his role under Wray, came under scrutiny from Republicans in recent months over his role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

    But federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that Rybicki was not fired. His departure, they said, has “been in the works for a while.” [snip]

    Wray said he has tapped attorney Zachary Harmon to replace Rybicki.

    “Fortunately, I am pleased that Zachary Harmon has agreed to return to government service as our next chief of staff,” Wray said, mentioning how he has “worked closely together” with Harmon in the past.

    Rybicki was involved in the drafting of Comey’s infamous statement exonerating Clinton in the email investigation before interviewing key witnesses, including Clinton herself – something Republicans have seized upon.

  45. What Do We Do About the FBI?

    Suppose what many are now suspecting is completely true — that the FBI, or parts of it, exonerated Hillary Clinton and her cohorts with a mock investigation, attempted to swing our presidential election against Donald Trump and then continued to undermine the new administration after they had won with illegitimate claims of Russian collusion orchestrated by sleazy political lowlifes?

    While this is not quite Stalinist — no one was tortured in Lubyanka or sent to the Gulag for life — it’s not all that distant. It’s tantamount to an internal coup d’état that is still ongoing. And just as in many coups throughout history, many of the participants are convinced they are doing the right thing, that they are on the side of justice, even though they are bending it, especially because they are bending it. The ends justify the means, as the old homicidal slogan goes.

    Peter Strzok and Lisa Page — that low-rent Hero and Leander of the Beltway — certainly believed that. You know that from the contents of their compulsive text messages even though five key months are suddenly “missing.” The inside of the FBI, particularly at the higher reaches, seems to have been filled with a band of smug, self-righteous ideologues who would do anything, erase or rephrase anything, to get their way. And then lie about it. Either that or quote scripture. Or form “secret societies.”

    Or just cover up, as Robert Mueller did when Strzok and Page were caught, literally and ideologically, with their pants down. He simply shipped them off Soviet-style to FBI Siberia, not saying a word to the public, hoping no one would notice, hoping it would be ignored that those “secret societies” and “insurance policies” they referred to smack of exactly the kind of behavior that would open one to RICO charges in a normal FBI investigation. This coverup only came out by accident months later. (As Marc Antony might have put it, “And Robert is an honorable man.” He might add now: “And Loretta is an honorable woman.”)

    Put another way, should “lying to the FBI” be a crime, when the FBI itself lies?

    That’s not a zen koan. That’s reality.

    So if — and it’s not that big an if anymore — this story out of a spy novel (the density of Le Carré coupled with the outlandishness of Fleming) is indeed the truth, what do we do about it? The answer is not easy. At minimum it would necessitate a massive over-hauling, possibly even a dismantling, of the FBI and the Department of Justice. But how would we do that? That too will not be simple.


    Critics of the FBI often acknowledge, seemingly paying obeisance, that there are many good people at the heart of the organization. Can we assume that to be accurate? Undoubtedly there are a significant number, but how do we determine who is who in an organization so adept at, and wedded to, stonewalling? Moreover, we can assume that the perpetrators at the top will be backed up and supported — some of the time anyway — by leaders of other investigative and intelligence branches, notably the CIA and the NSA, that have been similarly infiltrated over the years.

    A second special counsel has been suggested, but we need considerably more than that. We need a through investigation via a full-on commission of the FBI and the DOJ themselves and, unfortunately, the intelligence agencies as well that could — and most likely would — take years. So many issues are at play here it’s mind-boggling. How do we deal with the dishonesty of our officials and bureaucrats when those same people are the keepers of our secrets and the enforcers of our laws (both of which are related)? When is transparency necessary? When is secrecy justified? Who will watch the watchers? Are the congressional oversight committees enough? Do they have sufficient power?

    The questions are indeed endless and the solutions will necessitate more than just firing or indicting the most recent miscreants. Deep structural problems have allowed this to happen. They must be corrected. Nothing should be sacrosanct. We face a complex future as technology advances inexorably and the capabilities of these organizations increase exponentially. We have to know — in advance and to the extent we can — how to prevent totalitarianism from within.

    Mueller and current director Christopher Wray may not fully realize it — longtime denizens of D.C. and its culture that they are — but a significant portion of the American public outside Washington no longer believes in the fairness of our justice system and those people, with cause, are getting more skeptical by the day. There’s no telling where this will end. Attempts to salvage the Trump-Russia investigation with charges of obstruction when no collusion occurred in the first place will only exacerbate the situation and drive a further wedge into a broken society.

    This alienation has a powerful emotional affect on all us that often we cannot even see, although we sense it. For homework, everyone should watch, if they haven’t, what may be the most insightful film of recent decades, the German-made movie about the Stasi, The Lives of Others.

    In sum, as Peter Strzok himself texted, “there’s no big there there” for the Trump collusion investigation. Unfortunately, and sadly for America, there is a big there there for corruption in the FBI — and he’s part of it.

  46. Sen. Ron Johnson: FBI Informant Says ‘Secret Society’ Held Secret Meetings Off-Site


    An FBI informant has apparently informed Congress that a secret society at the FBI was holding secret meetings off-site after the election of Donald Trump.

    On Special Report with Bret Baier Tuesday evening, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) called it “corruption of the highest levels of the FBI.”

    “That secret society — we have an informant that’s talking about a group that were holding secret meetings off-site,” Johnson said. “There is so much smoke here.”

    Strzok and Page Wanted to ‘Fix’ Damage They Did in Clinton Investigation, Text Reveals
    This comes after text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, his paramour, revealed that a “secret society” of officials within the FBI met the day after the election of Donald J. Trump to plot against the president-elect.

    “A secret society?” Baier asked. “Secret meetings off-site of the Justice Department? And you have an informant saying that?”

    “Yes,” Johnson answered matter-of-factly.

    “Is [there] anything more about that?” Baier asked.

    “No. We have to dig into it — this is not a distraction. Again, this is bias — potentially corruption — at the highest levelsee of the FBI,” Johnson declared.

    “By the way,” he added. “Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He is in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct.” Johnson said the controversies surrounding the FBI have reached the point at which a second special counsel is warranted.

    “So I think at this point in time we probably should be looking at a special counsel to undertake this investigation — but Congress is going to have to continue to dig,” he said.

    “When you see this kind of bias and corruption in the FBI you have to ask the question, are there similar individuals highly biased — political operatives burrowed into the Department of Justice as well. Does Attorney General Sessions really have a department he can rely on and trust as well?” he asked.

    “This is deeply concerning and we’re going to continue to dig,” Johnson said.

  47. The Obama Government’s Secret Societies
    Exposing the anti-Trump conspiracy within the DOJ.

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

    A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers.

    At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI and the DOJ, there was a nameless “secret society”. Its details are being derived from text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a disgraced member of Mueller’s team, and his mistress, Lisa Page, who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Previous Strzok texts had spoken of taking out “insurance” against a Trump win. This was all the more significant since Strzok had investigated Hillary and interviewed Flynn. He was a crucial figure in both the investigations of Hillary Clinton and President Trump.

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy revealed that the day after Trump won the election, texts between Strzok and Page suggested, “Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.”

    Like the CFPB’s Dumbldore’s Army, the reference may have been meant to make the conspiracy seem more lighthearted, but joking names for secret organizations within the government don’t make their dangerously subversive nature a laughing matter. Meanwhile many of the text messages from Strzok and Page have fallen victim to the same technical glitch that claimed Lois Lerner’s emails, Hillary’s emails and the video where Obama’s State Department spokeswoman admitted lying to the media about Iran.

    The missing text messages from members of the FBI’s secret society cover the five months where President Trump took office and the Mueller investigation to remove him from that office began.

    The DOJ and FBI secret society, Dumbledore’s Army and Obama Anonymous are all holdovers from a radical administration that was obsessed with protecting its secrets and destroying its enemies.

    In the summer of ’07, Obama promised that his would be the most transparent administration in history. “The real business of our democracy isn’t done in town halls or public meetings or even in the open halls of Congress,” he had complained. “Decisions are made in closed-door meetings, or with the silent stroke of the President’s pen.”

    Then he went on to preside over a regime where the “stroke of the President’s pen” outweighed Congress. The real decisions weren’t even made in cabinet meetings, but with a close circle of advisers, like Ben Rhodes, whose proceedings weren’t revealed to the public. (and Jarrett & Axelrod!)

    Top administration figures like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and the IRS’ Lois Lerner used secret email accounts to avoid transparency leading to major scandals. It was no coincidence that they were also at the center of some of the administration’s worst abuses.

    “We’ve used openness to promote accountability,” Cass Sunstein, Obama’s regulatory chief, bragged. But when Sunstein communicated with the EPA’s Lisa Jackson, he emailed her Richard Windsor alias.

    (Sunstein is sooo smooth. I read his version of a New Constitution. The Millenials wouldn’t know the difference of what it is lacking, like due process and our civil rights!)

    “This is the most transparent administration in history,” Obama declared in ’13.

    Shortly thereafter, he was using the NSA to spy on members of Congress opposed to his deal with Iran. Three years later, he was caught secretly smuggling a fortune in foreign currency on unmarked cargo planes to Iran. That same year, his close associate, Ben Rhodes, bragged to the New York Times about their control of the media. “We created an echo chamber.” The “echo chamber” was its own secret society of media people who would be coordinated together to push White House narratives.

    Paranoia and secrecy had always been Obama’s primal instincts. The administration had obsessively pursued leakers and whistleblowers. It ushered in a record number of prosecutions under the 1917 Espionage Act. “The greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation,” was how the New York Times’ James Risen described the administration after spending seven years battling government subpoenas.Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that her computer had been hacked into. FOX News reporter James Rosen had his telephone records collected. The IRS was used to target political opponents. And then the NSA was deployed against Obama’s domestic political opponents.

    The abuses came to a head with the rise of Trump. The “real business of our democracy” had become a threat to the secret societies inside and outside the government that had mushroomed under Obama. The endless czars of the bureaucracy, the apparatchiks brought in to dismantle and transform the government across each agency, were not about to let the voters overturn eight years of hard work.

    The DOJ and the FBI had always been major priorities for Obama Inc. Under Holder and then Lynch, the Justice Department was transformed from a tool for fighting crime and terrorism into a vehicle for radical social change. This more obvious social agenda, which cost thousands of American lives from the spiraling homicide rates of Baltimore to the Pulse massacre in Orlando, hid a darker political agenda.

    The hijacking of the DOJ wasn’t just about destroying policing and counterterrorism. Holder and Lynch became notorious for covering up Barack Obama’s and then Hillary Clinton’s scandals. Holder was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents in the Fast and Furious scandal. Lynch’s claim that her extended tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton during the investigation of his wife was a chat about their grandchildren took political cynicism to a new low. Lynch’s emails about the meeting were sent using the alias “Elizabeth Carlisle” in the most transparent administration in history.

    But Obama’s DOJ didn’t just play defense. It also went after political opponents. Especially Trump.

    We don’t know what, if any, tactics were deployed against the Romney campaign. That is one of the things that a comprehensive investigation of the Obama years should look into. The collapse of Romney’s ORCA application at a crucial moment may have helped throw the election to Obama. But we already know some of the measures that Obama Inc. took against the Trump campaign…

    The Hillary campaign had funded the creation of the Steele dossier. The discredited document was injected into the DOJ and FBI through Fusion GPS, a secretive organization which bridged the gap between opposition research, the media and the government. The dossier was used to justify a FISA warrant for eavesdropping on Trump officials and then the Mueller investigation.

    But the Steele dossier was only a product. Handling it required special interest groups within the DOJ and the FBI. We’re learning the names of some of those people. There was Bruce Ohr, the former associate deputy attorney general, whose wife had been hired by Fusion GPS to conduct anti-Trump research and who had contacted the author of the Steele dossier. There were Strzok and Page. (what about John Mc Cain? ooops…)

    And there were many others.

    The FISA warrants, the NSA eavesdropping, the Clinton and Trump investigations and all the other abuses of Obama Inc. required numerous allies within the Department of Justice. Some of these allies might have spoken seriously or facetiously about operating within a secret society. But all of them did.

    The secret society they were part of was the one created by Obama in his eight years in office.

    The society had no name, but it had an agenda. It operated within the government. And it existed to advance leftist causes, protect political allies and destroy political enemies. Some call it the Deep State or the Shadow Government. But it is most clearly and blatantly, the left. It lurks within the government. It is the swamp. And if we don’t drain it, we’ll drown in it the way the Russians and the Chinese did.


    It would be a blessing for us IF Sessions appointed DiGenova as the special prosecutor unraveling the complexities of the coup attempting to FRAME President Trump!

  48. : …”We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson

    TG for President Trump. None of the other contenders would or could have taken on the dubious task. Trump said it best. “I’ve taken on the slings and arrows for US to make this country great again.”


    Shady, Corrupt and Possible Criminal Activities and Scandals Surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    January 24, 2018 by Jim Hoft

    Former Head of the now corrupt and disgraced FBI, Robert Mueller, snaked his way into the position of special counsel in the fake Trump – Russia scandal. Mueller has a history of shady, corrupt and potential criminal activities. Below is a list of the more notable illicit activities he was part of.

    As noted previously by TGP and Attorney Jeffrey Marty, Mueller was the Head of the FBI for 12 years—spanning across both the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013. What stands out most during Mueller’s term in office is the two-tiered system of justice, when obvious crimes and scandals involving government officials, were ignored or even covered up by the FBI. Much of the worst behavior of the Clintons and the Obama administration was given a pass by Mueller’s FBI. Mueller and his team now appear to be as crooked as the criminals he was charged with investigating and prosecuting. Mueller created the swamp that needs to be drained. Below is a list of scandals that Mueller was or is involved in.

    Mueller’s FBI Years:

    Vanishing Currency (2003): the US sent $12,000,000,000 in $100 bills to the Iraq War combat theater, which mostly went unaccounted for once it entered the country.

    NSA Warrantless Surveillance (2001-2013): illegal collection of domestic phone records and internet communications that were sent or received by US citizens, in violation of Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless search and seizure, followed by potential perjury committed by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who denied the practices under oath; the 2013 Snowden revelations proved that the 2004 story about Comey and Mueller stopping illegal surveillance practices was a lie.

    Mueller Hand Delivers Uranium to Russians on Tarmac for Hillary (2009): Hillary Clinton had Mueller hand deliver uranium to the Russians in 2009. When Mueller couldn’t make the first trip, she rescheduled so that he could deliver the goods and arranged for the hand off to be on an airport tarmac in Europe.

    IRS Targeting (2010-2013): the IRS intentionally selected and then delayed or denied tax-exempt 501(c)(3) applications from conservative groups to prevent them from participating in the 2012 election, followed by IRS agent Lois Lerner invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

    Fast and Furious (2010): this ATF program allowed over 2,000 guns to be purchased illegally inside the United States and then “walked” into Mexico for use by criminals, one of which was later used in the 2010 murder of Border Agent Brian Terry by the member of a Mexican cartel. It is suspected that the Obama administration was hoping to gain public support against gun owners’ rights through the program.

    Associated Press Spying (2012): the Obama Administration Department of Justice illegally seized the communications of AP reporters made during April and May 2012, allowing the DOJ to unmask journalists’ confidential sources

    Clinton Foundation Pay-for-Play (2009-2013): during the period in which Hillary Clinton held the office of Secretary of State, the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton received millions of dollars in paid speaking fees and a million dollar “gift” from countries involved in matters with the State Department, many of which had ties to terrorism and human rights abuses; some of these funds were apparently diverted from charitable causes to personal expenses, such as Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding.

    Russian Uranium Deal (2009-2013): Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved a deal allowing a Russian company to control 20% of the uranium mining production capacity inside the United States, which was followed by millions of dollars in donations to the Clinton Foundation from people associated with the transaction.

    Clinton Private Email Server (2009-2013): during her entire tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton dodged Freedom of Information Act requirements by using a private email server to conduct official government business, as well as sent and received classified information that was Top Secret over an unsecured system—an “extremely reckless” (and obviously illegal) act.

    Coverup of Saudi Family in 9-11 Probe (2017): Judicial Watch reports that –

    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers.”

    Special Counsel Scandal

    In May 2017, Mueller became Special Counsel for the Russia investigation. We now know that there was no legal support for the special counsel and Paul Manafort is sueing Mueller, Rod Rosenstein and the DOJ to have the special counsel shut down. Manafort argues that Mueller’s special counsel mandate is illegal because it is too broad and therefore unconstitutional. But this hasn’t stopped Mueller from pressing ahead with his criminal investigation.

    Mueller’s special counsel was corrupt from the start. Not only was it unconstitutional, but the team that Mueller brought in to investigate the false allegations against President Trump were all Hillary and Obama stooges. The list is a who’s who of liberal fanatics and scoundrels –

    Robert Mueller – Special Counsel Team leader. — Best friend to fired leaker James Comey a key witness in the case and cohort at the FBI in assisting Mueller with many of the cases noted above. Yet Mueller never recused himself, he charged ahead with the farcical orders.

    Rush Atkinson, an attorney on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the Department of Justice — Donated $200 to Clinton in 2016

    Peter Carr – DOJ spokesman under Barack Obama.

    Andrew Goldstein, a public corruption prosecutor on detail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York — Worked under Trump-basher Preet Bharara in the liberal New York southern district.

    Adam Jed, an appellate attorney on detail from DOJ’s Civil Division. — Defended Obamacare at the DOJ.

    Lisa Page, an attorney on detail from the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel and a former trial attorney with the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section Investigated Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a one-time business partner of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, at the DOJ. She’s also now all over the news for the text messages she sent to her lover Peter Strzok that have now gone missing at the corrupt FBI after being requested by Congress.

    Peter Strzok – originally on the Mueller team as lead investigator. Criminal FBI career crook who was behind exonerating Hillary from the email scandal and other criminal activities.

    Elizabeth Prelogar, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General. -Fluent in Russian; former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.

    James Quarles, a former partner at WilmerHale and a former assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. –Former assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.

    Jeannie Rhee, a former partner at WilmerHale who has served in the Office of Legal Counsel at DOJ and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. — Rhee is a Clinton Foundation Lawyer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel under Barack Obama.

    Brandon Van Grack, an attorney on detail from the Justice Department’s National Security Division.— Led a grand jury inquiry in Northern Virginia scrutinizing former Trump associate Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying.

    Andrew Weissmann, who is on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and who has served as general counsel at the FBI and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. — Weissmann donated $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, $2,000 to the DNC in 2006 and at least $2,300 to the Clinton campaign in 2007.

    Aaron Zebley, a former partner at WilmerHale who has previously served with Mueller at the FBI and has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. . — Worked with Robert Mueller at the WilmerHale firm.

    Aaron Zelinsky, an attorney on detail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland. — Worked under Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein in Maryland.

    Zainab Ahmad, a top national security prosecutor on detail from U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.

    Michael Dreeben, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General, described by former colleagues as one of the brightest criminal law experts of the past two generations.

    Because Mueller couldn’t (or wouldn’t) stop any of obviously corrupt and criminal practices during his own term as FBI Director, he sure wasn’t going to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the politically-charged assumption of “Russian interference” in the 2016 presidential election.

    When James Comey was asked to speak before the Senate, Comey held a private meeting with his long-time friend Mueller before the hearing. What was discussed is unknown but now is suspected of being a meeting to conjure up the false narrative to destroy President Trump. Corrupt Mueller believes that the fact that they held this secret meeting is no reason to recuse himself from the fake investigation. Now its being reported that there was a secret society of crooked FBI and DOJ personnel which Mueller is assumed to be a part of.

    Mueller’s team is blowing through millions in their attempt to destroy Trump. At the same time some have suspected that Mueller’s real goal was to destroy evidence that would place himself, the Clintons and the Obama administration behind bars.

    From the very start Mueller’s team has released leaks about President Trump that were false and misleading. Whenever his criminal investigation is under fire, he announces some news that the MSM promotes for days. In addition, it was reported that Mueller obtained Trump emails that were under attorney client privilege which taints his entire already tainted investigation.

    This past week as the House announces they have a memo outlining the many crimes committed by Mueller and Comey’s FBI and other corrupt individuals within the Obama administration, Mueller announces that he wants to interview President Trump. This is all nonsense. Crooked Mueller and his cronies’ days are now numbered.

    Mueller is not an honest man. He isn’t the one to investigate the swamp—Mueller is the swamp. We argued that he should have been fired in August. Now we argue that he should be in jail.

  50. Mrs. Smith1 January 24, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    The Obama Government’s Secret Societies
    Exposing the anti-Trump conspiracy within the DOJ.
    Another such article published 11/19/16 by Politico

    “President Barack Obama told his most loyal operatives that they have 10 days to get over their grief.They’re already ahead of schedule.
    In the past week, Obama alumni have planned gatherings at Glascott’s Saloon in Chicago (an old campaign haunt) and The Winslow in New York. In Washington, they’re meeting in hotel lobbies, 14th Street bars, nonprofits’ conference rooms and living rooms, plotting the resistance over beer and hummus.
    One attendee called the meetings “Obama Anonymous,” and while they largely started as impromptu commiseration, they’ve shifted to mobilization. It’s an early sign that Obama can continue to command a formidable movement and potentially launch a serious defense of his legacy as a private citizen.SNIP It wasn’t supposed to be this way. There’d be a wave election to sweep away Trump’s divisive rhetoric and Republican obstruction all at once. The people who have spent the last decade sweating it out for Obama – in many cases most of their adult lives – could finally lead normal lives, his legacy safely in the hands of the first woman president.
    Instead, said former Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt, “This is going to be a struggle over time, and not just an easy handoff to a different team.”
    Obama himself acknowledged that the shock made the loss even harder to take during a call this week with Organizing for Action, his campaign apparatus turned grassroots mobilizing group.
    “It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged for a while,” Obama said, “but I’m giving you like a week and a half to get over it.” By Thanksgiving, he added, “You’re going to have to be in a more positive place,” if only to deal with arguments around the dinner table.
    They’re gearing up for a lot more than that, and in many cases seriously rethinking their life plans.
    “Not going to lie, I want to get out of politics,” Andy Oare wrote on Facebook Monday. He worked on both Obama campaigns and in the administration before landing at the Glover Park Group, a Washington-based strategy firm. “I thought an HRC victory would allow me the peace of mind to ride off into the sunset, and focus on a more personal and family-focused future….”

    I appreciate this article because it includes Obama’s participation as well as his non profit to promote Progressivism after the Oval Office.

  51. Next week, the State of the Union speech. Infrastructure:

    President Donald Trump announced plans for a $1.7 trillion infrastructure investment plan on Wednesday.
    “We’re also working to rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure by stimulating a $1 trillion dollar investment, and that will actually probably end up being $1.7 trillion dollars,” he said.

    The president revealed the price-tag during a meeting with about a hundred mayors of cities inside the United States. He plans to introduce the plan at his State of the Union address with further details afterward.

    “Oh, you like that?” Trump asked as the mayors applauded wildly and cheered. “I can tell we have mayors in the room … only mayors could be that excited.”

    He said that he wanted all of the projects funded by his plan to be “on time and under budget.” [snip]

    “Remember I used to say, ‘What do you have to lose?’” he asked. “And people said, ‘I don’t know if that’s a nice thing to say. I said, ‘Of course, it is.’ For 100 years, the Democratic mayors have a done a terrible — I mean, they’ve done some bad work.”

    Trump pointed to Democrat mayors of major cities that boycotted the meeting because of his stance on sanctuary cities. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock were among the mayors that protested the meeting.

    The mayors who choose to boycott this event have put the needs of criminal, illegal immigrants over law-abiding America,” Trump said. “So let me tell you, the vast majority of people showed up.”

  52. holdthemaccountable
    January 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    “Not going to lie, I want to get out of politics,” Andy Oare wrote on Facebook Monday. He worked on both Obama campaigns and in the administration before landing at the Glover Park Group, a Washington-based strategy firm. “I thought an HRC victory would allow me the peace of mind to ride off into the sunset, and focus on a more personal and family-focused future….”

    Thanks for posting that somewhat benign sounding article. Like, ‘whew! I’m glad this is over, now I can have a normal life.

    All of Obama’s cohorts are carrying heavy baggage. I’m sure they are living in fear of exposure and criminal charges filed against them once the first wave of conspirators are brought to heel.. charged and adjudicated.

    And I believe and predict, Obama’s Taj-Mahal presidential library will remain on paper forever, never to come to fruition, as he claims it would be a student training center for future leaders. (like him?)

  53. admin
    January 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    An electrial transformer had blown @ 6:30am this morning creating a major power outtage for miles in my area. I drove to McDonald’s for their wifi to read the latest news. It made my day watching the youtube of the mob hunting crybaby Schumer at his private residence in Brooklyn. Glad you re-posted it in case some had missed it.. ha!

  54. I do not want to see PDT speak with Mueller under oath; I know he has volunteered but it is a trap…especially with all that is going on & being revealed…Mueller & his henchmen are going to try to lure PDT into a perjury trap…time is running out for them & they are desperate to knock PDT out…PDT may be confident but he has no knowledge of what they may be putting together to get him

  55. If you watch this video, Toubin, actually makes the case against Obama instead of Trump in his argument with Dershowitz.

    Now that recent revelations pieced together assigning faces and names of the parts played by the swamp creatures are gaining traction to the public. This video an be replayed to the Dims….

  56. Big Media chump Howie Kurtz:

    Donald Trump is staking his presidency, as he did his election, on nothing less than destroying the credibility of the news media; and the media are determined to do the same to him. This is not just a feud or a fight or a battle. It is scorched-earth warfare in which only one side can achieve victory. To a stunning degree, the press is falling into the president’s trap. The country’s top news organizations have targeted Trump with an unprecedented barrage of negative stories, with some no longer making much attempt to hide their contempt. Some stories are legitimate, some are not, and others are generated by the president’s own falsehoods and exaggerations. But the mainstream media, subconsciously at first, has lurched into the opposition camp and is appealing to an anti-Trump base of viewers and readers, failing to grasp how deeply it is distrusted by a wide swath of the country.

    These are not easy words for me to write. I am a lifelong journalist with ink in my veins. And for all my criticism of the media’s errors and excesses, I have always believed in the mission of aggressive reporting and holding politicians accountable.

    But the past two years have radicalized me. I am increasingly troubled by how many of my colleagues have decided to abandon any semblance of fairness out of a conviction that they must save the country from Trump.

    Everything you read, hear and see about Trump’s veracity is filtered through a mainstream media prism that reflects a lying president — and virtually never considers the press’ own baggage and biases. Everything you read, hear and see from the Trump team is premised on the view that media news is fake news, that journalists are too prejudiced, angry and ideological to fairly report on the president. Trump and his acolytes use these attacks on the Fourth Estate to neutralize their own untruths, evasions and exaggerations. What many journalists fail to grasp is that Trump’s supporters love his street talk and view the media critiques as nonsense driven by negativity. They don’t care if he makes mistakes. As paradoxical as it sounds, negative coverage helps Trump because it bonds him to people who also feel disrespected by the denizens of the mainstream press. The media take everything literally, and Trump pitches his arguments at a gut level. It is asymmetrical warfare.

    Every president gets pounded by the press. But no president has ever been subjected to the kind of relentless ridicule, caustic commentary and insulting invective that has been heaped on Trump. I have a name for this half-crazed compulsion to furiously attack one man. It’s called Trump Trauma.

  57. admin
    January 25, 2018 at 1:54 am
    you are right, admin.

    Howdy Duty is a chump

    And even here

    Where he purports to take on his colleagues

    From their collective psychosis

    Which knows no boundaries

    Just as their love for his predessor

    Who was the politically correct version of Benedict Arnold

    Was without boundaries

    For Obama they loved with a love that was more than a love

    And Trump? They hate with a hate that is more than a hate

    Howie knows this

    And he know their problem is rooted not in politics but psycological imbalance

    No different than the collective madness that seized Germany in the 1930s

    Other than to please his colleagues

    Why does he refuse to call it what it is?

    Trump Trauma?


    Tramp derangement syndrome.

    Which has caused them to abandon reality altogether.

    And live on hate 24-7.

  58. Trump should allow himself to be questioned by Mueller, under oath, on any topic, in a nationally televised open hearing if possible.

    Yes, it’s a perjury trap. So what? Trump will be impeached if and only if the Dems win the House this year, and they will do it with or without perjury charges.

    Let Trump be Trump. Let him sit in the witness chair for hours, entertaining and charming the nation with his humor and blunt honesty. At the end of the day, people will see his sincerity and honesty.

    My prediction? He will hit it out of the park. Remember Oliver North at the Iran/Contra hearings? Trump will make North look like a piker.

  59. Shades of LBJ! 😯 He got them N@@gers for two hundred years?
    But our VSGDJY. Has stolen them. 😀
    Now he will be getting those Dreamers!!!
    They will be voting Republican now. No more blue states. 😆

  60. Apparently not “all” messages, but “many”, don’t know what that means…

    And where are the phones?


    DOJ Claims It Has Recovered “Messages” Between Strzok and Page

    I put “messages” in quotes because they do not specify “all” messages or “some” messages. They just say “messages.”

    How many? Are they all recovered? If they have been all recovered, why does the DOJ go on to say the process is “ongoing” and they’re looking for more?

    Oh, and any luck on tracking down this couple’s phones, or are they still “missing”?

    Update: Based on these quotes, it appears it’s only “many” messages.

    “Sources are exclusively telling me tonight — multiple sources — that the Department of Justice is as we speak in the process of successfully recovering many of those text messages in that five-month period of time from the Trump-hating FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page,” Fox News host Sean Hannity declared.
    “The DOJ is also trying to track down their mobile phones,” Hannity added.

    Posted by Ace at 01:09 PM Com

  61. Twitter #Davos2018 Trump is mostly negative.
    I saw most of the reception PDT co-hosted and it was beautiful, warm with shared laughter too. His command of topics relevant is on full display.
    .@POTUS meeting with the biggest companies in the world at #Davos2018 Economic Summit in Switzerland bringing more companies & jobs to America, a win win for Global Businesses. Listen to Seaman’s President! All thanking Trump for the OPPORTUNITY! No isolationism here! #MWORLDGA [There is a video. I cannot play it.]

  62. And according to Rush on Twitter,: “Right now in Davos,everyone is CELEBRATING TRUMP! They are in AWE of TRUMP! And NOT one mention of Obama”

    2:02 PM – 25 Jan 2018

  63. A picture… a thousand words… gangster government…

    The Photo That Never Saw The Light of Day: Obama With Farrakhan In 2005

    A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.

    The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”

    “But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover,” Muhammad said.

    Asked whether he thought the photo’s release would have affected Obama’s presidential campaign, Muhammad said, “I insist. It absolutely would have made a difference.”

    Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a “staff member” for the CBC contacted him “sort of in a panic” after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005. [snip]

    “I sort of understood what was going on,” Muhammad told TPM. “I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan,” the minister’s son-in-law and chief of staff.

    Muhammad said he gave away “the disk” from his camera but “copied the photograph from that day onto a file” on his computer.

    “Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret,” Muhammad said.

    Muhammad said he did not release his copy of the photograph because he thought it would be perceived as a betrayal of that promise: “I was really, I guess, afraid of them.”

    Muhammad said he thought the photograph would be “damaging politically” if it were released and was afraid that someone might “break into his apartment” looking for it, like “that Watergate crap.”

  64. Conservative Heritage Foundation Rates Trump’s First Year Better Than Reagan’s

    News Flash to Conservatives in the Republican Party – According to the Heritage Foundation President Trump did an amazing job in his first year in office – even better than conservative and American icon President Ronald Reagan!

    The New York Times reported that the conservative Heritage Foundation ranks President Trump as doing even better than conservative icon President Ronald Reagan in the first year of his Presidency –

    “The Trump administration has pursued policies that have hewed remarkably close to the recommendations of a leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, which found in a new review that nearly two-thirds of its ideas had been carried out or embraced by the White House over the past year.
    Not one to dwell on the details of governing, President Trump has shown a considerable degree of deference to groups within the conservative movement like Heritage, leading to a rightward shift in social, environmental, immigration and foreign policy.
    The results, Heritage found in its review, exceeded even the first year of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, whose tenure has long been the conservative gold standard.”

    The Times continued that as the horrible Obama years came to an end – \

    Heritage began developing in 2016 a list of 334 policy prescriptions that a new Republican administration could adopt. It included a variety of actions, like reimposing work requirements for welfare recipients, ending the program that shields young immigrants brought here illegally as children, withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and eliminating certain gender identity protections.

    Heritage said that 64 percent of those items were enacted by the administration either through executive order or another means of enforcement, or included in Mr. Trump’s budget, which has not been voted on by Congress.

    In Reagan’s first year, only 49 percent of Heritage’s wish list items were embraced by the president or enacted. At the time, Heritage identified a familiar problem for why the administration’s policies were wanting. In almost every federal agency, Heritage said in November 1981, “delayed appointments, unqualified or misqualified appointments, or the appointment of individuals who are not committed to the President’s goals and policies” had delayed or thwarted policy changes.”

    President Trump incurred his fair share of challenges during his first year but his results were historic –

  65. gonzotx
    January 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    I don’t know Wbb, I don’t think Trump should go in front of Mueller for any reason

    It’s a shit show
    In principle, I agree.

    But a year ago, he had a choice to make.

    His instincts were to can Mueller, and his attorney allegedly threatened to resign if he did.

    Shades of Elliot Richardson.

    At that point, he embarked upon the strategy advocated by this Ty Cobb attorney who looks a lot like Captain Crunch, the hero of the serial brand.

    Any attorney who claims the happiest moment in his life except when he is with his family is when he is in court has a screw loose somewhere..

    But Cobb is the one who has turned over 1.4 million pages of documents voluntarily and claimed that his goal is to be completely transparent, because he has nothing to hide.

    Cobb–or Crunch if you prefer is also the one who prognosticated that the investigation would be over by Thanksgiving, which calls to mind a similar claim by dug out Douglas MacArthur, the name being a reference to his personal retreat from Corregidor in World War II, that the boys would be home by Christmas, while he ignored intelligence reports suggesting the opposite. And it turned out MacArthur (and his idiot in charge, Alonde, who dismissed that was wrong, and suddenly the poor Marines and Army were neck deep in Chicons who poured across Chosin Reservoir.

    Since he has embarked on this course of action, rather than launching a collateral attack on Mooler who is dirty and is as fixated on destroying Trump–as Captain Ahab was in pursuit of Moby Dick, he must now appear for the same reason Bill Clinton had to. Therefore, it is up to Captain Crunch who put him in this position to do what that dirt bag Rosenstein failed to do and establish firm ground rules for the interview, and he to deal with the leaking which Mooler will undoubtedly do, because that is what he has been doing all along, Trump should feel free to tell the public all about what occurred. The Grand Jury Mooler has assembled is like the OJ Simpson grand jury, therefore justice will not prevail in that forum, therefore Crunch needs to get this right.

  66. The guy who should be with President Trump when he appears in that kangaroo court is not Ty Cobb, but Jay Sekulow. Viceman will run circles around the former, but not the latter.

  67. Cobb is a soft spoke scholarly intellectual, who belongs in some court of appeals somewhere.

    Jay, on the other hand, is a street fighter.

    And when you are dealing with a corrupt prosecutor,===like Andrew Viceman, who is a poster child for prosecutorial abuse, and whose reputation for that preceded him, you need a street fighter.

    At the turn of the twentieth century, there were two Jewish attorneys who fought eachother tooth and nail—Max Steur and Isador Kressel.

    Stewer once commented thusly: “To be a good prosecutor, you must have a taste for blood”

    I know this is incongruent with the fond remberances of Trey Gowdy who gives us this halcion vision of what he did as a prosecutor, and how much he respects the DOJ.

    The problem is that aint reality.

    As with any agency, the question is what are the incentives and what are the internal constraints of the department, and with these people, it all revolves around convictions.

    I understand the obligation which accrue under Brady, but in California, just last year, we find that the obligation to turn over exculpatory information to the defendant is honored more in the breach than in the observance.

    So spare me the tripe. Prosecutors are, as Steyer suggested, out for blood, and Mooler, with the corrupt Viceman are perfect examples of the nature of the beast.

  68. On FOX news this AM, they were speculating on what name Trump would give Kerry should he run for president. One response was “sea-horse”. Too freaking funny.

  69. imo…If PDT inevitably must speak with Mueller then I think he should hold off and drag it out until AFTER the memo is released…let as much info re: FBI & DOJ bias and corruption get out to the public before meeting with Mueller…all to PDT’s advantage

  70. I have to vent…I am so furious with Jeff Sessions, I hold him personally responsible for most of the Deep State & Mueller BS PDT, and the rest of us, have had to endure all year…

    I saw Sessions briefly on OAN earlier and he was going on about immigration and trying to sound so tough & forceful…and yet to listen to Tom Fitton & many others, including the brave and focused Rep Congressmen…and even Grassley…PDT’s DOJ, with the castrated Jeff Sessions at the lead and supposedly in charge…have given the runaround to all those that are trying to work on behalf of PDT and investigate what has been going on…according to Fitton, PDT’s DOJ is worse than O’s and less co-operative and transparent; he says when asking DOJ for info they refuse him with contempt and tell him to sue…Hannity has said numerous times that Rosenstein went to Paul Ryan and begged him to not have to hand over the documents the Congress has been asking for for many months and they have been stonewalled over & over again…and as we know finally with Devin Nunes threatening a subpoena and to his credit Paul Ryan refused Rosenstein and told him he had to turn over the documents…and as I write the PDT’s DOJ is continuing to try to dismiss the “Memo” & stop it from being public (or trying to save their own hides, imo)

    I take no pleasure in saying that not only is Sessions useless as Attorney General but he has actually been very harmful to PDT’s Presidency & frankly the progress of our country…the DOJ…President Donald Trump’s DOJ is a joke and it is actively working against him…and I hold Sessions responsible…he should have the decency to resign for the good of PDT & our country…

    What will Sessions do if PDT were to be charged with obstruction? all emanating from his damn recusal…that was the beginning of all of this and Sessions has been a pawn since the beginning…instead of a recusal he should have declined or resigned…very self centered & selfish

    We virtually have no Attorney General, unless you want to consider Rosenstein as the acting AG

  71. If this memo names Rosenstein then Sessions would have grounds to fire him. I’m also distressed by Sessions performance or lack thereof. Removing Rosenstein will solve many problems. The replacement is a Trump person and could control and stop Mueller.
    If Sessions wont remove Rosenstein, Trump should do it. There is already enough info out there showing Rosenstein’s involvement in the fake dossier.


    A former Department of Justice appointee under former President Barack Obama said special counsel Robert Mueller “almost certainly won’t indict” President Donald Trump at the conclusion of his investigation.

    Eric Columbus, former senior counsel to the deputy attorney general under Obama, explained on Twitter why we should not expect any criminal charges against Trump, despite a growing chorus of pundits and Democratic politicians predicting that Mueller is building an obstruction of justice case.

    As Columbus points out, the law guiding independent counsel Kenneth Starr that allowed him to indict then-President Bill Clinton Starr’s investigation into the Clinton during the 1990s had expired in 1999 “amidst concern that ICs had too much leeway,” he writes.

    Mueller is a “special counsel,” the position that replaced independent counsels, out of concern that ICs had too much power, Columbus notes.

    In other words, Mueller “is essentially the equivalent of a U.S. Attorney, except that his jurisdiction is defined by topic rather than geography,” wrote Columbus. Therefore, Mueller reports to deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself.

    This fact is significant for two reasons: For starters, Rosenstein can “veto any Mueller action he deems inappropriate or unwarranted,” and bringing a prosecution would “in the judgement of DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, would violate the Constitution,” Columbus argues. Nor can Mueller make an impeachment referral to Congress, per law.

    Thus, if Mueller does believe the president has violated the law, he would collect this evidence in his report at the end of the investigation. The report would likely be made public and Congress could use the relevant information to determine if and how it proceeds.

  73. Sessions played a major role in getting Trump elected. Trump could have fired Mueller and his own lawyer nixed that, Why is it on Sessions and not Trump and his lawyer? Not that I think he is doing such a great job with the DOJ, but the problems there are systemic and have developed over decades. Just look at the FBI.

    It is kind of shocking to me to see how some government employees are. I work for a state government and the Governor treats his employees badly. His anti-regulatory policies have benefited his cronies while living standards are compromised and we all see it. He is not well liked. When he was re-elected, some on my co-workers wore black arm bands to work. I could only think that, if it were a private business, they would and should be fired. It just did not sit well with me at all. But they all thought it was the thing to do and did it without consequence.

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