Hello, friends. It’s been too long.
I had my own personal storm to ride out the last few days:
Connectivity issues. A dying vehicle. A sick animal.
If you believe in jinxes, stay away from me for a while.
All the while, the political storm has been raging and I’ve been unable to write about it. Frustrating. But I will try to catch up today.
Without getting too mystical, doesn’t it just feel like everything is coming to a head?
It’s kind of like a wedge pattern on a trading chart; time and space for posturing are running out for both sides. It’ll be an explosive move, one way or another.
For an example, with all the revelations about Mueller’s team of investigators that were leaked recently, a conclusion to the Special Counsel’s case must be imminent. Too many people are demanding answers for the Kabuki to stay in Act II for much longer.
Will Trump fire Mueller for obvious conflicts? Will Mueller wrap up the investigation and lay out his cards? Will Congress intervene?
Or, as I still suspect likely, will the trap finally be sprung? Will the Deep State learn a hard lesson centered around the old saying, “beware Greeks bearing gifts?”
Previous Storm Threads:
The Big Picture Theory:
Other Writings on The Dangers of Unchecked Leftism (How the West Got to This Point):
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From Zero Hedge:
The case against former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has taken a strange turn, as U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras abruptly recused himself Thursday night with no explanation. Contreras is an Obama appointee who also sat on the FISA court while the Trump team was under surveillance by the Obama administration. Judge Emmet Sullivan, an Bill Clinton appointee, was randomly assigned to take over the case after Contreras’ recusal.
Of note, Contreras was appointed to the FISA court on May 19, 2016 – before the warrant to surveil one-time Trump advisor Carter Page was issued “in the summer” of 2016. It is unknown whether or not Contreras was involved in the decision, or whether he was involved in surveillance on Michael Flynn.
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty last Friday to a false statement charge brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in relation to the Trump-Russia investigation. The retired Army lieutenant general and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency was fired 24 days into his role as National Security Advisor for lying about his meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn also admitted to lying about his dealings with Turkey as a private lobbyist.
The case against Flynn, however, is not so straightforward. As Robert Parry pointed out last week:“What is arguably most disturbing about this case is that then-National Security Adviser Flynn was pushed into a perjury trap by Obama administration holdovers at the Justice Department who concocted an unorthodox legal rationale for subjecting Flynn to an FBI interrogation four days after he took office, testing Flynns recollection of the conversations while the FBI agents had transcripts of the calls intercepted by the National Security Agency.
In other words, the Justice Department wasnt seeking information about what Flynn said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak the intelligence agencies already had that information. Instead, Flynn was being quizzed on his precise recollection of the conversations and nailed for lying when his recollections deviated from the transcripts.”
Parry continues; “Then, just four days into the Trump presidency, an Obama holdover, then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates, primed the Flynn perjury trap by coming up with a novel legal theory that Flynn although the national security adviser-designate at the time of his late December phone calls with Kislyak was violating the 1799 Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from interfering with U.S. foreign policy.”
The Logan Act, however, was never intended to apply to incoming officials in the transition period – and in the past 218 years, has resulted in no successful prosecution.
Yates then performed mental gymnastics based on her Logan Act theory to assert that Flynn’s deviation from the transcript of the intercepts meant he might be vulnerable to Russian blackmail.
This, as Parry points out, would require that the Russians first would have detected the discrepancies; secondly, they would have naively assumed that the U.S. intelligence agencies had not intercepted the conversations, which would have negated any blackmail potential; and thirdly, the Russians would have to do something so ridiculously heavy-handed trying to blackmail Flynn that it would poison relations with the new Trump administration.
In other words, Michael Flynn was surveilled under a FISA warrant, then set up to fail by Sally Yates when he deviated from the transcripts of his intercepted conversations. And the judge overseeing his case, who is on the FISA court, has suddenly recused himself.
So, Flynn is only on the hook for one bogus charge for which he may have legal grounds for dismissal. In the worst-case scenario, he would hypothetically receive a pardon. I can’t wait to hear what Flynn will (or has already) put into testimony. I strongly believe Flynn set himself up so he could put on record everything he learned in his time in the Obama Administration.
Now why would this judge recuse himself?
It reminds me vaguely of the first 20 seconds of this clip:
What Did I Miss When I Was Out of Commission?
- Corrine Brown sentenced to five years in prison for charity fraud. Did you see that one, Bill and Hill? Multiply Brown’s shenanigans times a thousand for the Clinton Foundation.
- Al Franken and John Conyers stepping down.
- Andrew McCabe instructing FBI agents to lie about Benghazi.
- Ed Rendell’s connections to pedophiles.
- DOJ official’s links to Fusion GPS.
- Mueller’s wing man, Aaron Zebley, represented Justin Cooper, the Destroyer of Blackberries.
I’m sure I’m missing a lot. The news is coming at such a breakneck pace that it couldn’t be anything other than a coordinated effort to drain the swamp.
Another one that I missed from Wednesday:
Former President Obama issued a stark warning against growing nativism in the U.S. and throughout the world at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday, invoking growing complacency and the rise of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Obama told the forum’s audience during a question and answer session that the danger at hand was “grow[ing] complacent,” according to newspaper Crain’s Chicago Business.
“We have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly,” Obama said.
Despite the democracy of the Weimar Republic, Adolph Hitler rose to power, he continued.
“Sixty million people died. … So, you’ve got to pay attention. And vote.”
Obama is scared. He knows much of the corruption of his regime is about to blow back on him personally.
This is an attempt to make himself seem like he’s being targeted as a political opponent. What he says below is a veiled shot at the current wave of populist nationalism that lifted Trump to victory, and thus at Trump himself.
When the investigations into the Clinton, Obama, and Bush Administration’s very real crimes begins to pick up more traction in the mainstream media, they will accuse Trump of trying to purge his enemies.
DOJ Confirms Planned Parenthood Being Investigated by FBI for Sale of Fetal Tissue
Organ harvesting and money laundering central. Notice how fast those undercover sting videos were squelched by the courts years back? It is an almost absurdly rich and powerful organization. The media and Democrats protect it and shield it from inspection/audits more than the gold in Fort Knox.
There is a lot more to PP than meets the eye. It’s going to go deep.
From Fox News:
The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices and the sale of fetal tissue.
In a letter first obtained by Fox News, Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd formally requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the same panel that led the congressional probe into the women’s health organization.
In that final report entitled “Human Fetal Tissue Research: Context and Controversy” published in December 2016, Grassley referred Planned Parenthood and other providers to the FBI for investigation.
Grassley said at the time that the committee has discovered enough evidence that shows how abortion providers had transferred fetal tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses for research by charging amounts higher than they actually cost.
“The report documents the failure of the Department of Justice, across multiple administrations, to enforce the law that bans the buying and selling of human fetal tissue,” Grassley wrote last December urging the Justice Department and FBI to investigate. “It also documents substantial evidence suggesting that the specific entities involved in the recent controversy, and/or individuals employed by those entities, may have violated that law.”
Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills are the pets of the Deep State and are into really horrible stuff. See the Amy Woodruff/PP child sex trafficking scandal for an example.
As a friend of mine succinctly put it when he shared those articles with me years ago:
I Can’t Believe I Missed This One – Muy Importante!
Over a week old, from Buzzfeed:
WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn appears to be under investigation for his activities while he ran the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Obama administration, according to a letter the agency sent to BuzzFeed News.
The disclosure suggests that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking more broadly than previously thought at Flynn, whom President Donald Trump fired in February after 24 days as his top security adviser.
Mueller’s investigation previously has been reported to include a probe of Flynn’s activities after he was ousted from the DIA in 2014 and traveled to Russia, lobbied for the Turkish government, and joined Trump’s presidential campaign. Until now, however, there has been no indication that Mueller was looking into Flynn’s two-year tenure as head of the nation’s leading producer of foreign military intelligence.
The DIA suggested otherwise in a Nov. 15 letter to BuzzFeed News that denied a reporter’s three-year-old request for Flynn’s emails, job evaluations, and other records related to his work as the agency’s director. The letter to reporter Jason Leopold says that releasing Flynn’s records could “interfere with ongoing law enforcement investigative activities.”
The bolding above was mine. Check how it dovetails with what I wrote in storm thread number seven the day before the Buzzfeed article was published.
Secondly, I believe the very last thing the Deep State wants is Michael Flynn being hauled in front of committees or a jury so he can spill what he knows not just about Gulen, but Obama, Syria, and ISIS as well. As Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was in a position to know a lot of the Obama Administration’s secrets. And as we know, Flynn and BHO did not part on the best of terms.
Flynn also knows about the Clinton Foundation and trafficking.
For those too young to remember, there was such a thing as Olliemania during the Iran-Contra scandal. Military men, particularly those with a lot of “fruit salad” on their chests, always look better in the eyes of the public than politicians and prosecutors pushing agendas.
If Mueller is – like I believe – Trump’s Trojan Horse to flush the Deep State (and the Clinton Foundation in particular) Flynn seems like the kind of man from whom he’d like to get testimony under oath.
This isn’t hard confirmation of my Mueller (and Flynn)/Sting Theory, but it’s evidence favorable.
Trump Rope-A-Doping Hostile Media
12/1: ABC: ".@realDonaldTrump colluded-Russia"
12/2: ABC: "RETRACTED"
12/4: Reuters: "Mueller subpeona Trumps banking"
12/5: Reuters: "RETRACTED"
12/8: CNN: Wikileaks sent .@DonaldJTrumpJr secret email
Me: "MSM suffering severe Trump Derangement Syndrome"
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) December 9, 2017
It’s far worse than TDS, Eric. The mainstream, oligarch-owned media has frequently been guilty of willful sedition for all of the Trump presidency.
But for months some of the information being leaked is almost assuredly planted, either directly to the media outlets or given first to Obama-era Deep State officials still residual in government departments or in Congress who then pass it along to the MSM.
The reason? I believe it’s to show the public the full extent of media corruption and also to set up those taking the bait for future prosecution.
Remember this news conference from early August?
They can’t say they weren’t warned.
All part of The Storm.
I dug up this old article of mine from July that seems apropos given the events this week involving Flynn and the media sting:
It is no coincidence he has surrounded himself with military generals. Gen. Michael Flynn, who knows all about Obama, likely red-pilled Trump years ago about what he was going up against. He has been preparing for this presidency for a long time.
There is a reason for everything Trump says and does and he knows a lot more about the Deep State than you’d think.
There’s a reason he made a trip to Langley his first major visit after his inauguration.
More on the War with the Media
President Trump on 12/9/17:
CNN’S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS. Everyone knows this is not true, that this could, in fact, be a fraud on the American Public. There are many outlets that are far more trusted than Fake News CNN. Their slogan should be CNN, THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
Note the word “fraud” being used. Here, he uses it again:
.@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
From the day Donald Trump was inaugurated they have crossed over from sensationalism and poor judgment straight into libel.
In New York Times v. Sullivan (1964), the Court ruled that factual errors alone were not sufficient to prove libel. The Court held that to win a libel case, the public official had to prove that the information was published with actual malice—that the publisher either knew that it was false or recklessly disregarded whether it was true or not. In later cases, the Court extended the actual malice test to other public figures, such as celebrities. – Hippocampus.org
Actual malice. Reckless disregard for veracity. It would be a compelling case.
We all suspected it before, but this video is damning. I am not a lawyer so I have no idea whether the tapes would be considered admissible evidence – I suspect it would not – but it seems a steppingstone for an investigation. The free press has many protections, and the rightfully, but libel and lying for money are not among them.
Now, here is the Black’s Law Dictionary definition of legal fraud:
Fraud consists of some deceitful practice or willful device, resorted to with intent to deprive another of his right, or in some manner to do him an injury. As distinguished from negligence, it is always positive, intentional. Maher v. Hibernia Ins. Co.,67 N. Y. 292; Alexander v. Church, 53 Conn. 501, 4 Atl. 103; Studer v. Bleistein. 115 N.Y. 31G, 22 X. E. 243, 7 L. R. A. 702; Moore v. Crawford, 130 U. S. 122, 9 Sup. Ct. 447,32 L. Ed. 878; Fechheimer v. Baum (C. C.) 37 Fed. 167; U. S. v. Beach (D. C.) 71 Fed.160; Gardner v. Ileartt, 3 Denio (N. Y.) 232; Monroe Mercantile Co. v. Arnold, 108 Ga. 449, 34 S. E. 176.Fraud, as applied to contracts, is the cause of an error bearing on a material part of the contract, created or continued by artifice, with design to obtain some unjust advantage to the one party, or to cause an inconvenience or loss to the other. Civil Code La. art. 1S47. Fraud, In the sense of a court of equity, properly Includes all acts, omissions, and concealments which involve a breach of legal or equitable duty, trust, or confidence justly reposed, and are injurious to another, or by which an undue and unconscientious advantage is taken of another. 1 Story, Eq. Jur.
Deceitful practice by CNN? Check.
In some manner to do an injury to their target, the sitting President of the United States? Check.
Intent? Oh yeah. On tape.
How about high treason? Let’s check out the definition of this one:
Here is the section I presume pertains to the press from S 2385 of the Smith Act:
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so…
It would seem the subversion was more in spirit than by force or violence. But I will leave that to the experts.
Regardless, CNN has been so reckless – and borderline seditious – in its attempts to undermine a duly-elected President that one has to believe those in the Oval Office are looking into all options. Our country cannot function when such abuses go unchallenged.
Media Storm: Trump Continues to Hammer Away
Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media. They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed…a stain on America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2017
With a pathetic attempt at a push-back by Brian Stelter.
By including Dave Weigel’s @ handle, the president’s statement is inviting followers to gang up on a reporter https://t.co/3C5jKDvFP5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 9, 2017
Stelter is right, but doesn’t even know why. Trump assuredly is inviting his supporters to gang up – on purposefully seditious news organizations who are out to destroy the duly-elected leader of our country with fake news.
Especially after eight years of genuflecting to Obama and never covering his scandals.
From The Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak, who has been at the fore on this story. Actually, he might be the ONLY one in the media who has covered this story in detail.
And, man, is Xavier Becerra defensive:
Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016, although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration.
The then-congressman, who is now California’s attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family.
The Daily Caller News Foundation asked Becerra about the incident and his response to it on Wednesday.
“Go back and research your facts, you’ve got them wrong. I understand that this matter is still under investigation, and we have cooperated with the authorities both within Congress and with the federal government on this,” Becerra said. He refused four times to say what facts he was contesting or to elaborate on the incident in any way.
His reaction is odd given Democrats’ vocal abhorrence of the breach of the DNC resulting in the publication of its emails by Wikileaks, which Democrats have called an “assault on our democracy.” Early signs of that breach were treated casually by the DNC when first detected: A tech manager said he was too busy with other matters to chase down leads, the FBI’s calls weren’t returned, the DNC delayed a response to focus on the primaries, and Donna Brazile said when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz finally relayed the news of the breach to officers weeks later, her tone was “casual.”
For more on Xavier Becerra:
Bruce Ohr’s Wife Had Ties to Fusion GPS
The Storm has effectively blown the doors off the Russian collusion narrative. Ohr is the senior DOJ official who met secretly with Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele. Now the missus looks to have been in on it as well.
From Fox News:
A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.
Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.
Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page.
“The House Intelligence Committee,” Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in a statement on Monday, “is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr.”
The folks over at the Conservative Treehouse have done a wonderful job of weaving in the latest developments about Peter Strzok and Bruce Ohr into a cohesive timeline. Since the entire article is important, and densely-packed with facts and links, I won’t excerpt it here. It should be read beginning to end. A recommended read.
McCabe Has an “Ohr Problem”
The politicization of the FBI by senior officials has been a disaster for this country. When Trump was elected, I remember saying that he needed to gut senior staff immediately after his swearing-in. Turns out Trump’s plan was even better: let them out themselves.
It’s totally unraveling on the Deep State intel machine. McCabe must be a nervous wreck by now…
From Fox News:
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was reportedly scheduled to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, will instead meet next week due to a “scheduling error,” Department of Justice officials told Fox News.
McCabe’s testimony was likely to, at least in part, focus on Peter Strzok’s role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
“McCabe has an Ohr problem,” one congressional source said.
The supposition is that Justice Department officials realized McCabe would face questions about Ohr and he is not prepared to respond.
Hollow-to-the-Core Senator Gillibrand Picks Fight Out of Her Weight Class
First, she conveniently disposed of her mentors, Bill and Hillary Clinton, when they were no longer of use to her; this, to set up an attack on the president over sexual harassment claims.
Next, she calls on President Trump to resign. She rather inartfully tried to pivot from sexual harassment enabler to sexual harassment inquisitor over a matter of weeks.
We know Americans have poor attention spans but that’s just not enough time to hide such brazen vulturing.
Her problem is that she is, and has always been, a “creeping vine on a tall tree,” and will soon find she cannot stand alone.
She’s like the mob underling who put a hit on the boss before she was ready to run the organization. She shares Hillary’s crooked instincts, but not HRC’s vast experience of graft and political expediency.
The NY and DC machines might be behind her, but her incompetency has already shown:
She picked a fight with a more powerful rival less than a month after she played the part of Brutus.
I am so going to enjoy watching this hollow, treacherous, sociopathic hack get Trumped in the future. I’d say the president is already licking his lips…
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Pocahontas just chimed in, one fraud in the sisterhood protecting the other…
Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you're picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted. https://t.co/mYJtBZfxiu
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 12, 2017
Senator Warren’s tweet is full of feminist code words and “grrl” power allusions, yet at its heart is the cry of “big mean bully is picking on a little girl.”
Gillibrand wanted to tangle. She picked the fight. Trump will not be gentle in his own defense. This will be fun to watch.
If my Trojan Horse Theory is correct, we’ll find out soon. This might be the signal that the trap will be fully sprung rather soon. If so, grab your popcorn because we’re in for an epochal time in our nation’s history.
President Trump‘s personal attorney Ty Cobb said Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller has finished interviews with all the White House staff members he intends to speak with, according to multiple media reports.
The special counsel’s office declined to comment, however.
Cobb has previously said he believes the Mueller probe could be over soon.
Jerome Corsi: See Eye Aye Hacked Hawaiian DOH to Help Forge Obama Birth Records
This is the reason the Deep State was making such a big stink about Joe Arpaio’s pardon earlier this year. I posted a video earlier in this Storm Thread, where Donald Trump talked to Meredith Vieira about the birther issue. He knows.
As many of you know, I am no fan of Info Wars, but I AM a fan of Corsi, who has a track record of excellent, serious investigative work.
From Corsi’s article:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infowars.com has learned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigators had discovered bombshell evidence that the CIA and or other government entities illegally hacked into Hawaii Department of Health records searching for birth records on Barack Obama.
According to information received by the investigators, the government breaches began on Nov. 14, 2008, just after Obama won his first presidential election, and continued until Jan. 12, 2011, three months before the White House released a computer version of what President Obama claimed was his authentic “Long-Form Birth Certificate” from 1961.
Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse (CCP), a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio, formerly the sheriff in Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provided Infowars.com sections of an electronic surveillance database created by whistleblower, Dennis Montgomery, in 2013.
In specific, while investigating in Hawaii, Zullo had received specific information a person connected to top officials in the Hawaii Department of Health alleging that prior to the release of Obama’s Long-Form Birth Certificate by the White House on April 27, 2011, the Hawaii Department of Health was in the process of forging a birth certificate for Obama.
Additionally, Arpaio’s investigators sent to Hawaii were told that this same person had validated to trusted sources that an Obama birth certificate had been forged and that the attending physician named on the forged document was known to be deceased, and was believed to have destroyed all birth records after leaving practice.
According to this trusted source in Hawaii, a deceased physician with no known archived practice records was considered by forgers to be the ideal physician of record to name on the forged birth certificate manufactured for Obama.
It’s a long, detailed article, so please give it a full read. I believe we’ll be hearing more about this in the future…
Jones Defeats Moore in Tight Alabama Senate Race
For now. With 98.9% of the vote in as of this writing, Jones holds a 0.6% lead. There will likely be a recount.
I thought Moore would be the one to win a tight race. Gotta tout when I’m wrong in my predictions as well as when I’m right 😉
In Storm Thread Five, I wrote that I thought it was best for Trump to distance himself from Moore because, fair or not…
Personally, I want my political leaders of a cleaner breed. Moore does not fit that standard. Especially at a time when Trump has a swamp to drain; a swamp brimming with child molesters.
Until then, Rules for Radicals No. 4 be damned. Let the Swamp have this victory. Roy Moore’s Senate candidacy is not a hill worth dying on.
But he is likely no monster, unlike many in Washington, D.C.
Dropping Roy Moore is trading a pawn to eventually get the king.
Trump will now hear the breathless MSM talking about him not having coattails or dragging down Republicans in the 2018 mid-terms. It is utter nonsense, of course. Without the allegations against Moore, he would have won by 20 points. Jones will be a one-term senator, without a doubt.
Besides, when the sting operation is finished, the Democratic Party will go the way of the Whigs. This is their last major victory.
And are they ever revealing of the bias at the upper echelons of the Obama-era FBI:
The exchanges show Page and Strzok mocking Trump as early as mid-2015.
Responding to a Washington Post story about Trump saying it hadn’t been proven that Russian President Vladimir Putin had killed anyone, Page wrote: “What an utter idiot.”
In a March 2016 message, Page exclaimed: “God trump is a loathsome human….omg he’s an idiot.”
“He’s awful,” replied Strzok.
The agents sometimes expressed respect or outright support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0,” Strzok wrote in March 2016, calling himself a “conservative Dem.”
“Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man can not be president,” Page said later in the exchange.
“Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace,” Page wrote.
“I can protect our country at many levels,” Strzok replied.
One message suggests that the pair and perhaps other more senior FBI officials were assessing Trump’s chances while at work.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote to Page in August 2016.
Yeah, you better believe that the Andy that is referred to is Andrew McCabe.
Strzok even one-upped Hillary Clinton, who famously pondered, “why am I not up 50 points?” According to Strzok and his strzumpet, it should have been a clean sweep.
I can’t wait for the Trump tweets tomorrow.
[12/13/17 Edit: I originally titled this piece with “e-mail” instead of “text messages”. Thanks to the reader who pointed this mistake on my part! P.S. – I also changed “strumpet” to “strzumpet” because I thought of it later and couldn’t pass up a play on words ;-p]
The Deep State Attempts its Own Rope-A-Dope
First there was the time when Deep State mouthpiece Washington Post tried to do a reverse sting on Project Veritas.
Now, I believe they’re trying to take advantage of over-eager conservative Twitterites with planted fake news, just as Trump has done to the legacy media.
Credit to Mike Cernovich – that’s twice I’ve done so in the past month after mocking him for embodying e-celebrityhood. He’s growing on me. – for pumping the brakes and sniffing out the trap before he went too far with the Schumer allegations.
Rowdy Gowdy and Jim Jordan Roast Rosenstein Over FBI Conflicts
Mueller Received Conflict of Interest Waiver
I saw this on my Twitter feed this morning:
The DOJ gave Mueller a WAIVER for CONFLICTS OF INTEREST!?
It's UNBELIEVABLE! pic.twitter.com/qGD5hAudfK
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) December 13, 2017
Here is the letter signed by Scott Schools, who was promoted by Sally Yates.
And the relevant statute:
We’re left with these scenarios:
- Schools signed off on this thinking he was doing the Deep State a favor, but actually got duped by the Trump sting operation into making Mueller bulletproof to go after the Deep State.
- He signed off on it to help sic Mueller on Trump and it has played out as planned.
- Or he was in on the Trump sting operation before this was signed.
I have no idea at the moment, but under my Mueller theory, it’s either number one or three above.
Good Find By @gunnm001 on Twitter
“Consciousness seeding.” Well said. It sure gave Gowdy, Jordan, and Goodlatte something to talk about.
Look past the typical liberal whining that "this was improper". The OIG was totally fine with this release. This is 100% consciousness seeding, something big may be coming soon.https://t.co/OPlNqAJmGi
— Gunnm001 清照 MAGA (@gunnm001) December 14, 2017
Another Nail in the Coffin of Phony Collusion Story
The upper crust of the Obama-era FBI and DOJ “Resistance” are in increasing legal jeopardy every day.
Now we learn Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS basically ratted out Nellie Ohr.
From Fox News:
A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.
The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS.
What are the odds? Surely this is just another coincidence…
Hours after the FBI found classified Hillary Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the wife of the FBI agent running the high-profile probe was promoted to a powerful position in the Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI sources said.
This case keeps getting worse for the FBI and embattled agent Peter Strzok, the lead investigator on the Clinton probe. His wife Melissa Hodgman was promoted to deputy director of SEC’s Enforcement Division literally hours after Strzok and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe were debriefed about the Clinton emails found on Weiner’s computer.
Does anyone high up in DC have a job that was obtained without a quid pro quo or a shakedown? Yeah, it’s a rhetorical question.
Folks like McCabe and Strzok sure seem to have their hands in a lot of pies and turn up everywhere. Maybe they have magical powers like some Star Wars or Harry Potter characters…they could even teach the English a trick or two.
Lisa Bloom Wanted Big Commissions to Broker Interviews Between Trump Accusers and Media, PACs
Read the whole story. It’ll turn your stomach.
From The Hill:
A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 election, according to documents and interviews.
California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.
This clearly was an attempt on Bloom’s part to help sink Trump’s candidacy:
“Ok let’s not do this then,” Bloom responded. “We are just about out of time anyway.”
The woman then texted back demanding to know why there was a deadline. “What does time have to do with this? Time to bury Trump??? You want my story to bury trump [sic] for what? Personal gain? See that ‘s why I have trust issues!!”
And the kicker is, Trump didn’t even do anything bad to the woman, by her own admission:
She said she supported Trump in 2016, and that he she held no resentment about the early 1990s advance because Trump stopped it as soon as she asked him.
Political ambulance chasing is quite lucrative. And the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Bloom’s mother is Gloria Allred, who has made a fortune with similar tactics.
Bloom’s firm sent the woman a “media-related services” contract to represent her for “speaking out against Donald Trump” that laid out business terms for selling a story in the most direct terms.
“You will compensate the Firm thirty-three percent (33%) of the total fee that you collect, whether the media deal or licensing fees is for print, Internet, radio, television, film or any other medium,” Bloom’s proposed contract dated Oct. 10, 2016 read. The woman said she signed the contract.
I wrote a bit about Bloom when the Harvey Weinstein story broke:
Lisa Bloom, lawyer and daughter of feminist ambulance chaser Gloria Allred, has resigned from her role of advisor to disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Now from what we know of lawyers like Bloom, we can speculate that money talks until it gets too hot. If all Weinstein had done was to act like a pervert to Hollywood bimbos who are well-accustomed to the casting couch, Bloom would gladly have put aside her feminist principles, taken Weinstein’s filthy money, and put out the standard spin on his behalf; “I’ll never do it again. I’m sorry. I need therapy”. Blah-blah-yadda-blah.
Now she’s leaping off. Why? Because he’s almost certainly done much worse to women and the proof is likely coming soon.
Men of his means don’t generally grovel publicly like this unless they are in major trouble, worse than is visible today. Money grubbers like Bloom don’t abandon huge paydays for no reason.
Alterations to Comey’s Memo Worse than Previously Known
It wasn’t just “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”
From my homeboys at Zero Hedge.
Give it a full read. Some important snippets are below:
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has discovered that edits made to former FBI Director James Comey’s statement exonerating Hillary Clinton for transmitting classified info over an unsecured, private email server went far beyond what was previously known, as detailed in a Thursday letter from committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The original draft read:Given the combination of factors, we assess it is reasonably likely that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s private email account.”
The edited version from Director Comey’s July 5 statement read:
Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.
Johnson then asks the FBI to answer six questions:
Please provide the names of the Department of Justice (DOJ) employees who comprised the “mid-year review team” during the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Please identify all FBI, DOJ, or other federal employees who edited or reviewed Director Comey’s July 5, 2016 statement. Please identify which individual made the marked changes in the documents produced to the Committee.
Please identify which FBI employee repeatedly changed the language in the final draft statement that described Secretary Clinton’s behavior as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.” What evidence supported these changes?
Please identify which FBI employee edited the draft statement to remove the reference to the Intelligence Community. On what basis was this change made?
Please identify which FBI employee edited the draft statement to downgrade the FBI’s assessment that it was “reasonably likely” that hostile actors had gained access to Secretary Clinton’s private email account to merely that than [sic] intrusion was “possible.” What evidence supported these changes?
Please provide unredacted copies of the drafts of Director Comey’s statement, including comment bubbles, and explain the basis for the redactions produced to date.
Mark my words, the House is going to be rocked in the coming 72 hours. Tick Tock. https://t.co/NeBl9KvWtz
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) December 15, 2017
More House sexual misconduct accusations incoming. Rosiak isn’t one to be theatrical and he has delivered the goods on the Awan case. Will keep an eye out.
Nunes to Compel McCabe to Testify on Tuesday Under Threat of Contempt of Congress
Really bad month for ol’ Andy. I wonder if he had enough time to concoct some good lies since the Bruce and Nellie Ohr story broke?
From Fox News:
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is set to appear before the House Intelligence Committee later this month after his previously scheduled appearance was scrapped due to what Justice Department officials called a last-minute “scheduling error.”
Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters that he was “extremely troubled” by the postponement of McCabe’s testimony and called the Justice Department’s “scheduling error” excuse “not really believable.”
“We have a commitment, again, that McCabe is going to show up next Tuesday [Dec. 19] at 2:00,” Nunes said, “so we will be following up with letters … if none of that is followed up with, then we will move forward with contempt and we will issue additional subpoenas.”
Comey’s Nuremberg Tweet
“[T]he citizen’s safety lies in the prosecutor . . . who serves the law and not factional purposes” Robert H. Jackson (former Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice, chief Nuremberg prosecutor)
— James Comey (@Comey) December 15, 2017
This is a little “eye of the beholder” as far as how to interpret. But you all know what I think is happening. So what I believe Comey is doing is signaling that the Nuremberg trials of corruption are about to begin in earnest. Between all the sealed indictments waiting to be unsealed, reports that Mueller is just about wrapped up, and all the storm happenings since early October, this seems to fit.
Speaking of Nuremberg, let me quote myself from shortly before Trump’s election:
I’ll start with the hypothesis that Donald Trump not only wins election next Tuesday, but is likely to win in something akin to a landslide…
So what happens after the election? For this article, I’ll limit myself to how Trump probably will and definitely should deal with the corruption endemic to the Clinton Machine.
This American political tree of ours has been so infected by racketeering, from root-to-branch, that Trump’s overwhelming mandate from the voters that elect him will be to chop off all that is rotten. Everything else takes a back seat.
Political advisers always parrot the mantra that a candidate should “focus on three pithy policy agendas.”
Well, in Trumps case it is three pithy and resonant phrases that are not centered on wonkish policy, but are rather a blood contract with his supporters. And they are the sole reason for his coming election:
- Lock Her Up.
- Drain the Swamp.
- Make America Great Again.
By the time all the details emerge, the citizenry will be so abjectly sickened that their growing fervor for integrity will demand wholesale purges of incumbents.
But the big news that will antedate those reforms will be the bringing of these political criminals to book. 2017 is going to be the start of our modern-day version of the Nuremberg Trials, dedicated to scouring the halls of power.
It is completely necessary, not only for the sake of justice, but to make certain that corruption is not allowed to take root again.
The Deep State is likely already cutting its losses with Hillary Clinton…
Asserting the primacy of integrity (over even competence) in all aspects of society – in finance, governance, media and culture – will define the upcoming years and allow for the survival of a good and just civilization. We are a confused and lost people otherwise.
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