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DONALD TRUMP IS THE SIGN
LIBERALISM IS IN ITS
IF TRUMP WERE "LIKE A MOB BOSS,"
as Comey says, he'd have sent his pitbull lawyer Michael Cohen (a Jewish capo in the Koshner Nostra with son-in-law Jared) to bust with a bat Stormy Daniel's knee caps; and not scare her and her brat in a parking lot - which came to naught. Only punk hoodlum amateurs do weak crap like that./sarc
Seriously, if Trump were like a MAFIA DON, if he were that evil, dangerous and sadistically cruel, Comey fearing for his life, and that of his kids and wife, wouldn't have written his book of slanderous lies and put downs. Indeed, if Trump were so morally corrupt and depraved why did Comey the principled, incorruptible, virtuous cop (a model for all badges) work for him for 15 weeks - anticipating finishing his ten-year term? Why did he stay on the job subjecting himself to the indignity of serving a man he utterly despised and was bad for the country? What person of character does such a thing? Indeed, why didn't Comey resign once he learned how wicked and gangster-like Trump was? How unfit to command resembling men he put in jail for terrible crimes? It's ridiculous!
Comey is simply vilifying Trump for the unforgivable sin of firing him-which he thought wouldn't happen though justified by Rosenstein. Fact is, Comey wanted to serve as FBI chief for as long as possible regardless who was President. The unprecedented measures he took during the election were calculated to safeguard his position and ensure his survival: appeasing Democrats, on the one hand, he saved Hillary from prosecution just before Trump's nomination; and, on the other hand, appeasing Trump and Republicans he renewed Hillary's email probe shortly before the election as insurance if she'd lose. Comey tried to be everything to everyone, and in the end lost what he wanted and valued most: a long career as FBI chief. It's that simple.
Comey is a freaking, phony, leaking, lying, pathologically narcissistic hypocrite. He's a silk stocking full of mud and manure with a broken moral compass who stunk up the FBI like no one since Hoover. He's a disgraced former FBI chief who was universally condemned by Republican and Democrat leaders alike for corrupting the institution and politicizing his job. A truly pathetic man who played a self-serving game of survival with the 2016 election and lost big time. Anyone who thinks he's credible is a laughable, hyperpartisan, Trump derangement fool.
JFK'S RECKLESSNESS, THE MOB AND ELECTION MEDDLING IN CHICAGOLAND
To all the loony leftists that are cheering for Mueller to find something, ANYTHING, on President Trump, ask yourself if you’d be as happy if JFK had been put under such an investigation.
Yup, if there were indications that jfk’s admin had a half-dozen covert contacts with russian agents during his campaign, i would have wanted that investigated to the nth degree
Nothing Trump has done is more egregious, reckless and dangerously insane than JFK sleeping with Judith Campbell Exner - the lover of murdering Capone-like mob boss Sam Giacona.
Opinion? Or an inconvenient, incontrovertible fact?
And as for Trump being likened to a "mob boss" didn't JFK's dad collude with the Chicago mob in meddling in the 1960 election? More so than Russia in 2016? And when Nixon lost he hardly raised a stink. Compare him to Hillary. Nixon was more of a man than Hillary will ever be.
President Trump inspired and greatly impressed by Bibi Netanyahu's decisive action in sending IDF forces to protect Israel's border with Gaza from savage Palestinian invaders, ordered (just several days later) US National Guard troops to assist border patrol agents in defending the US-Mexican border from the sudden surge (caused by the Trump strong economy) in illegal crossings. Trump's message to these criminals is clear:
CROSSOVER AT YOUR PERIL!
By sending soldiers to the border Trump wants illegals to believe that they run the risk of ending up like the dead and injured Palestinians. He's playing up the militarization aspect of his order to inspire fear in Mexicans (and others) planning on illegally coming here. Fear that they might be fired on and killed by these troops, though using lethal force is not in the cards just yet. Don’t underestimate the deterrent value of a fully equipped National Guard standing at the ready.
Leftist snowflakes who think that shooting illegals would constitute MURDER (unlawful killing) are wrong. There is no law that says that the National Guard cannot be mobilized and use deadly force to protect every inch of our southern border that is violated daily by these folks. This isn't murder; it's the legal killing of mostly anti-American criminals posing an economic and national security threat to the American people. The troops can't legally arrest them, but they can legally shoot them.
President Trump as Commander-in-Chief has the same authority, right and duty that Netanyahu and every head of state has to order the use of deadly force to stop the massive crime of illegal immigration - a national disease which I call BORDERPOROUSIS. Again, these aren't innocents who are crossing; they are CRIMINAL LAWBREAKERS many of whom deeply and psychopathically hate this country and are opposed to assimilating and being Americanized and becoming one of us once they get here.
THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO DEADLY MILITARIZATION
Trump has the balls to act like Netanyahu as a last resort if all else fails - and have our troops shoot illegals dead for its deterrent effect. The order he signed, I believe, is the first step toward real, deadly, lethal militarization. There's going to be a showdown and it's going to be ugly. Trump knows that if just a few of these criminals are killed while trying to breach our borders the massive invasion will cease and dwindle to a trickle. Living in America is not a life or death matter for these people. Most aliens would rather live in poor, violent, sh*thole Mexico than chance dying at the border shot dead by gringos.
BRIEF DISQUS DEBATE
LOL! Deadly force to stop people who are, for the most part, trying to get a job, or an education, or join their family member, is "legal killing"? You are an idiot, Apollo and a psychopath. I can only imagine your "solution" for stopping other lawbreakers, like jaywalkers and people who pay their gas bill three days late.
You mean illegals getting jobs at the expense of poor, low skilled, under educated Americans by working at a fraction of the cost, and driving down wages for American workers while costing them billions in welfare payments,
California with the highest % of illegals in the country has the highest poverty rate at 20%; and the lowest quality of life, ranking 50th by US News and World Report - a liberal news mag.
California which ranks dead last in enforcing federal immigration laws is deteriorating into a third world sh* t hole state; and we Trump supporting conservatives are hell-bent on preventing this from spreading plague-like to the rest of the country. And if that means using deadly force at the border to stop illegals then so be it! Illegal alien blood is cheap and I don't mind seeing it spilled.
GOV. BROWN VS. TRUMP ON NATIONAL GUARD ISSUE
FROM THE COMMENT SECTION
|HaveGunWillTravel||The California National Guard will have to be Federalized. Gov Brown will not accede to this.|
In reply to HaveGunWillTravel. “The California National Guard will have to be Federalized.Gov Brown will not accede to this.” I don’t think it works that way, but maybe someone else can better describe it. I think that the national guard may be called up and used by the state governers, and some state monies go to supporting the guard costs. But the states get federal monies to maintain the guards, and they can be called up at any time by the national authority. I don’t think a governor can refuse.
In reply to Rob Roy. Rob Roy writes, “I don’t think a governor can refuse.” You are correct! In 1954 Governor Orval Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to block the court ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School. An incensed Pres. Eisenhower used his CIC authority to federalize the Guard, and ordered them to stand down. Based on that precedent Trump SHOULD be able to override Brown’s decisions against using the CA Guard, if necessary – and that of every other governor like the fool in Oregon.
Next step for President Trump:
DEFUND LA RAZA
This radical, anti-American, pro- illegal alien, separatist org. believes that Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California belong to Mexico; and that the US-Mexican border should be completely erased allowing Mexicans to freely enter this country at will - and millions of unassimilable illegals agree with them. This subversive, racist, lawbreaking group (it should be outlawed) receives in excess of $15 million in federal grants per year to work against our country. President Trump must end this madness immediately and defund La Raza; and use the money to pay for the guardsman and build the wall.
ISRAEL HATING PALESTINIANS AND AMERICA HATING MEXICANS
Every Palestinian child learns at home, in school and at Mosque that the Jewish state of Israel has no right to exist; that the land of Israel belongs to them; and that they have the deed to that land signed by Almighty God Himself: the Holy Koran.
Similarly Mexican children are raised to believe that the US stole Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California from them; and they are its true owners. And just as the Palestinians believe they have the right to breach Israel's borders and live in Israel if they so choose so are millions of Mexicans convinced they have the same right for invading the US and living here.
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NOTE TO READER
My last piece on General Flynn (see) was principally about the underlying reason for his sudden, shocking, unexpected return to campaign politics stumping for pro-Trump candidates for Congress, and showing his continued, strong loyal support for President Trump. This piece goes more deeply than anyone has gone, and breaks new ground, on the subject of Flynn's innocence of lying to the FBI.
JANUARY 22, 2017
Counterintelligence agents have investigated communications by President Trump’s national security adviser, including phone calls to Russian ambassador in late December
The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post articles cited above are key to understanding Michael Flynn's coming exoneration; and the public humiliation and possible downfall of corrupt, crooked, Never Trumper Robert Mueller for withholding evidence of his innocence from Flynn and violating his due process rights.
General Flynn leaving court after pleading guilty.
On December 1, 2017 Michael Flynn pled guilty before Judge Rudy Contraeus to one count of willfully and knowingly making false statements to the FBI - a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Indeed, Flynn admitted lying about the perfectly legal phone conversation he had with former Russian Ambassador Kislyak denying that he spoke to him about a UN vote against Israel, and about requesting that his country refrain from retaliating against the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US.
FLYNN UNDER GREAT DURESS FROM MUELLER LIES ABOUT LYING
There's only one small problem though which everyone seems to have missed: Flynn lied about lying to the FBI; he was forced into lying by corrupt, crooked, out of control Robert Mueller who's heading the Trump impeachment investigation disguised as a counter intelligence probe on Russian "collusion." How do I know this? It's simple: no way that Mike Flynn would lie to FBI agents (one of whom was anti-Trumper Peter Strzok) 48 hours after learning that the National Security Agency was in possession of surveillance tapes of his late December conversations with Kislyac. No freaking way Flynn would deliberately lie and commit a crime (over perfectly legal conversations) knowing that the FBI had access to these tapes, listened to them in preparation for the interview, and would check his answers against them. And this is what they did as there was no other way to verify Flynn's veracity.
COMEY TESTIFIES TO FLYNN'S INNOCENCE
With good reason James Comey 40 days later testified in a closed meeting before Congress that minor unintentional inaccuracies aside Flynn was perfectly truthful to Strzok and his partner. Indeed, as I pointed out here, after Flynn's January 24th meeting with the Feds they lost their interest in him. While Comey was FBI chief the late January interview with Flynn was the only one his agents conducted with him. Why? Because the phone calls were perfectly legal; and because, knowing they were legal, he was perfectly truthful about them. In short, the accuracy of Flynn's answers (corroborated by the NSA tapes) raised no concerns, suspicions, or red flags that he was hiding something criminal warranting further investigative meetings.
Ironically, Comey's leaked memo where he claims that Trump asked him to "go easy on Flynn" and which many anti-Trumpers point to as possible justice obstruction is laughable in this context; for when Comey spoke in private with Trump (14 days after Flynn's interview with Strzok) Flynn wasn't under investigation. But that was to change when Rosenstein defying the President appointed Robert Mueller special counsel with unfettered powers. For Flynn would become a target of his efforts, though he was an innocent man.
THE SCHEME TO ENSNARE GENERAL FLYNN
Indeed, once in office Mueller and pit bull Andrew Weissmann worked out what I believe was a scheme to ensnare the General and turn him using the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates as leverage. The following time line, I believe, supports this theory.
On October 30th Mueller's grand jury issued parallel 12 count indictments against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, two former high-ranking officials in the Trump campaign (see and see). Now both men, old friends and business partners, did unregistered (illegal) lobbying work for the pro-Russian Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovitch. While this illegality (called a FARA* violation) wasn't a serious crime (it's rarely prosecuted) Team Mueller by trickery and half clever redefining of the FARA laws turned it into money laundering and tax fraud offenses** carrying around 20 years of jail time. Once this was done Mueller began working on the less wealthy, more vulnerable General Flynn.
*Foreign Agents Registration Act
**Mueller did the unheard of thing of criminalizing Manafort's and Gate's legally earned consulting fees (making it the equivalent of mob money) and charging them with washing the funds when they used it to buy assets such as real estate, boats, jewelry, etc.
For Flynn, like Manafort and Gates, was a FARA violater working as an unregistered lobbyist for the Turkish government of Recep Erdogan. And Mueller most likely threatened Flynn with the same FARA based money laundering and tax fraud crimes. In the meantime, Flynn (not terribly wealthy like Manafort) was going broke from his mounting legal bills; and on November 23rd after President Trump refused Flynn's plea to help him out financially (see) Flynn's attorneys told Trump's legal team that they'd no longer be communicating with them about the investigation (see). This decision was a sign that a financially desperate and emotionally exhausted Flynn was moving to cooperate with Mueller’s probe and negotiate a deal with him.
Then seven days later on November 30th Mueller issued an indictment charging Flynn with one count of making false statements to the FBI (see). Then on the following day December 1st Flynn pleaded guilty in court as part of a plea bargain deal with Mueller to cooperate with him. Mueller's pressure tactics worked. Flynn was his. But as fate would have it Mueller's success would be short-lived, as it's now hurting him with a ball busting Judge who's got Flynn's back.
JUDGE EMMET SULLIVAN
Indeed, Mueller couldn't see what was coming. No one could. If only Chief Justice Roberts (or whoever) had let well enough alone and left Judge Contreras do his job presiding over the Flynn case Mueller wouldn't be looking down the barrel of another judge's gun ready to be publicly blasted for his misdeeds. It was December 7th the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and providence it seemed launched a sneak attack on Mueller and his dirty, crooked partisan dream team. Judge Contreras (friend of Peter Strzok who interviewed Flynn and was friendly to the prosecution) was forced to recuse himself for unknown reasons; and in his place was put by design, or by random chance, or by a Higher Power Judge Emmet Sullivan - a Brady violating prosecutor's worse nightmare. Indeed, Sullivan was the right judge at the right time that Mike Flynn needed to exonerate him, humiliate Mueller and damage the integrity (of which there's little) of his errant investigation.
Now this is the part that is truly fascinating and that everyone has missed. Prosecutor's are obligated by law to disclose to defendants any evidence they have favorable to their innocence. This is called the Brady Rule (see). In the case of Mike Flynn Mueller did no such thing. Since both he and Flynn knew he was innocent of the charge he pled guilty to (lying to the FBI) Mueller disclosing to Flynn the evidence of his innocence served no purpose - it wouldn't have changed his phony, forced guilty plea. And this mutually agreed upon omission, as it's turning out, is the fatal flaw in Mueller's prosecution of Flynn that's giving him one big splitting headache with ball busting Judge Sullivan.
Ted Steven's testifying on his behalf in Judge Steven's court.
For the law is the law. And Judge Sullivan is a stickler on the Brady Rule. Sullivan in fact presided over the infamous Ted Stevens case where the Senator was charged by corrupt and abusive DOJ prosecutors with seven counts of making false statements - though they had evidence of Steven's innocence which they illegally hid from him. This resulted in the temporary suspension of two prosecutors without pay (who did not intentionally mean to hurt Stevens see), and a third who committed suicide apparently fearing disbarment and jail time (see).
MUELLER VIOLATES FLYNN'S DUE PROCESS RIGHTS
Now when Sullivan replaced Contreras he learned from Flynn that Mueller violated the Brady Rule and withheld exculpatory evidence from him (such as the transcript of the FBI interview showing Flynn's innocence). So he immediately issued his normal standing order to Mueller reminding him of the Brady Rule, and the government's obligations to Flynn. That was on December 12th. But Mueller ignored it. And two months later on February 16th Sullivan (convinced of Flynn's innocence regardless of the guilty plea) issued a revised, more strongly worded and detailed standing order (see): quoting 13 federal cases Sullivan stated that Mueller's failure to provide Flynn with evidence favorable to him at the plea negotiations was "a violation of his Due Process Rights;" and this invalidated Flynn's guilty plea and gave him the right to WITHDRAW it.
In other words, General Flynn has the blessing of Judge Sullivan to vacate his guilty plea if he so chooses. No wonder why Flynn has come out of hiding and is suddenly campaigning (like the happy warrior of old) for pro-Trump candidates - publicly showing his loyalty for Trump which he hasn't done since he was fired. Mueller has lost him; Flynn's deal with him is effectively dead - killed and buried by the intervention of Judge Sullivan.
But the big question now is this: will Flynn choose to recant his guilty plea? Will he drop this bombshell at his sentencing scheduled in May and publicly humiliate Mueller and his "dream" investigative team? What a sensation that would make and boost it would give to President Trump's complaint that his collusion with Russia is a fake, mostly media created scandal that didn't warrant a federal probe.
However, there is a possibility, a strong one at that, that Flynn will choose not to take this route. Why? Because if he vacates his plea deal Mueller (if he's still special counsel) could come back at him with new charges such as I mentioned above: a FARA based money laundering charge - or whatever crimes Mueller and Weissmann could dream up. But if this is what the General decides what is certain to happen at his sentencing is this: Judge Sullivan convinced as he is of Flynn's innocence and the injustice done to him will give him a SUSPENDED SENTENCE; and in explaining to the public his reasons for reaching this decision he'll expose the corruption and prosecutorial malfeasance of Mueller, Weissmann and his partisan, politicized, impeach Trump "dream team."
Desperate men do desperate things. And a desperate Michael Flynn facing financial ruin agreed to a corrupt and illegal plea deal with Mueller who made him lie about lying to the Feds thinking that with a judge favorable to him (Contraras) he could get away with it. However, providence intervened and brought in Sullivan to shatter his plan. But whatever decision the General makes (vacating his plea or not) this much is clear: it will be devastating for Mueller; It will spark a sensational scandal likely forcing his resignation, and perhaps putting an end to his unwarranted investigation.
Now that General Flynn is virtually free from Mueller, and with Judge Sullivan's help is about to be exonerated, he is continuing what he began last month: signaling to the public that he's not cooperating with Mueller against President Trump by campaigning for pro-Trump Republican candidates.
As you can see my prediction wasn't too far off. Lying, shameless, politically motivated, horny Stormy Daniels didn't go where I thought she might go to super-sensationalize her 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper: using the fallacious, salacious Steele dossier's "golden showers" story to piss off and humiliate Donald Trump. Just falling short of that Stormy, instead, treated us to the laughable, slapstick, stupid story of spanking robust, tough guy, sexist, machismo Donald with a rolled up copy of a magazine that had him on the cover - and it changed his behavior, she claims, which no one has been able to do.
And she said this very convincingly with a straight, unblinking face. But that should surprise no one. Stormy is a trained, professional, damn good method actress (better than I imagined she'd be) skilled in the art of making lies seem emotionally genuine, honest and true (see). With good reason she rose to the top of the adult entertainment world and stayed there for many years as its unnamed, uncrowned depraved clown queen.
But Stormy wants us to believe that for the interview she stripped herself of her acting skills, bared her soul, looked into the camera and artlessly told the naked truth with complete honest to goodness sincerity - and with as much integrity as her polluted, sick, sewer like soul could muster. Why? For "righteousness," she said. After years of health destroying, life shortening unbridled lust (she's worn out and old beyond her years) Stormy had a porn again experience to "do what's right and get the truth out." How? With unshocking revelations about The Donald 12 years back when he was a swinging, philandering, anything goes, New York liberal and bosom friend of degenerate BJ Clinton - who's infidelities he defended against "the Republican hypocrite moralists in Congress (see)." Now liberal hypocrites in the media are using "righteous" Stormy to attack Trump's past infidelities as if she's a moral crusader more fit for the presidency than him.
But it's obvious from Stormy's camera hungry lawyer that his client isn't on a moral crusade to right any wrongs; it's obvious she's politically motivated and on the make impugning Trump for profit and enduring fame. By getting Trump (and Michael Cohen) in trouble with the Federal Election Commission for possible campaign finance crimes (see postscript) sordid Stormy is hoping to bring him down and put him in jail where others have failed (for 30 years see).
Stormy is hoping to go down in history as Trump's "Deep Throat" - without a Woodward, Bernstein and Washington Post - causing his impeachment or Nixon-like downfall and resignation. There's the possible crime of hushing her up with $130 grand to influence the election; then the cover up: denying that the Trump campaign had anything to do with the payment.
If Deep Throat Daniels succeeds in undoing the election maybe she can use it to realize her wet dream of becoming a US Senator. It's not well known that she has political ambitions - that in 2010 she declared herself a contender in Louisiana against disgraced GOP Senator David Vitter who was embroiled in a sex scandal. Actually, this cesspool of depravity in the well of the Senate couldn't make that swamp any fouler.
Oh, by the way, talented method actors like Stormy are known to be adept at cheating lie detector tests. Just as they emotionally and mentally lose themselves in the roles they play and convince us that they're someone else, they are good at putting on an act for polygraphers - being calm or stressful as the question demands to come out looking spic and span, the effect of a trained imagination.
"Did you spank Mr. Trump at his Lake Tahoe hotel?" the polygrapher asks Stormy."Yes," she replies as she thinks of a guy she once spanked. "Did someone threaten you about Trump as you and your kid were walking to the gym?" "Yes" she replies as she thinks of a guy who slapped her around as the sex became rough and violent.
Good actors, it is said, are fantastic liars; and good liars fantastic actors. And Stormy Daniels is fantastic; but not enough to bring down Trump who has passed through a thousand PR disasters (many worse than this) on his way to the White House, and since he got there. Stormygate is no Hollywood Access tape - and a dozen women claiming to be groped; and it doesn't rise to the level of Russiagate, the greatest federal investigation hoax in US history - that began with the golden showers joke.
HILLARY, STORMY AND JIM COMEY
It's fascinating to note that Stormy's non-disclosure with Trump was signed on October 28, 2016; this was the day James Comey renewed the Hillary Clinton email probe, triggered by Anthony Weiner's sexcapades. One good thing that could arise from this: bat shit crazy Hillary could add it to her growing list of reasons why she lost to Trump.
"IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SEX, IT'S ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION"
Texas AG Ken Paxton could hold the key to ending the Trump presidency - but never use it.
"Stormyagate is a campaign corruption scandal disguised as a sex scandal" says a NY Times writer. I say SO WHAT! If Michael Cohen's $130 grand payout to silence Daniels violated campaign finance laws and he's charged by the Federal Election Commission with a crime he's giving all the signs that he's willing to fall on his sword for his billionaire friend and client - who has his back. For Trump has presidential pardon power and will certainly apply it to his friend just like he did to Joe Arpaio who's done way less for him.
"But," I'm told, "this might not work for these two in the end. Why? Because of the legal principle called “dual sovereignty.” This allows a state (or multiple states) to prosecute people for the same crimes as the federal government, if the conduct constitutes a crime and was committed in that state."
"And the downside for Trump (and Cohen)," so I'm told, "is that his presidential pardon power extends only to federal not state crimes."
But here's the problem for these Trump hating folks: there's no known example in US legal history of parallel federal/state prosecutions of campaign finance crimes. And those who hope that Cohen might be the first will be disappointed to learn that Stormy Daniels' NDA was signed and notarized in the deep red Republican state of Texas - whose Attorney General Ken Paxton is a huge "build the wall" fan of Donald Trump's.
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SO THIS PROVEN SERIAL LIAR, CORRUPT COP AND DEFINITE JUSTICE OBSTRUCTING, PERJURING FELON
has written a worthless, self-serving book (like his mostly made up criminally leaked memos see) showing what a paragon of virtue, morality, integrity, courage, decency and leadership he was when heading the FBI. That he was the model director, protector of liberty and indispensable crime fighting man who all future chiefs, agents and badges should emulate, copy and love. That what honest Abe Lincoln was to the presidency Comey was to the law enforcement community: an incorruptible, honest 21st century Eliot Ness; the cop of the ages - THE IDEAL G-MAN; a living misunderstood secular saint who can be equaled but not surpassed in his awesomeness - and did the country an immense good when he jailed Martha Stewart for nearly nothing. And now he's written a book to celebrate himself (because no one else will) and set the record straight in one of the greatest American publishing events ever...16 days from April Fools' Day. I can't wait.
Indeed, this great, good, honorable man (on the side of the angels in everything) will tell us how he was victimized and wronged by our evil, ogre, unfit to command President who fired him because of "the Russian thing;" but say nothing on how he plotted and schemed with McCabe, Ohr, Strzok and Page to safeguard Hillary's candidacy, and keep Trump him from seizing the White House; then tried to undermine and overthrow him when he got there. Why? Because of his loyalty to God, justice and country? To save the republic from Trump-Putin subversive collusion (which he couldn't prove for ten months)? Nah. More like his loyalty to the highest cause of all: keeping his job another five years - or more.
Will this rogue, I wonder, tell the tale of how he and Mueller tried to bring down Bush and Cheney with the Valerie Plame Affair - the greatest federal investigation hoax until he started the Trump-Russia collusion probe with the dirty, lying, Russian created Steele dossier? Can't wait to buy this superior man's book of crap; can't wait to read it from cover to cover and have a good laugh, knowing it will miserably fail to bring down the President he hates, and keep his sorry, treacherous, skinny ass out of federal jail.
THE EVIDENCE IS IN, THE FACTS ARE CLEAR, THERE'S NO LONGER ROOM FOR DOUBT:
Donald J. Trump, 45TH President of the United States, is guilty as sin of OBSTRUCTION OF BUPKIS; and the booming, Trump strong economy, and rising GDP, will lawfully sentence him to eight full years of doing hard time in the White House, sharing a cell with Pence. He's getting off easy, however, his sentence should be for life.
THE SIGNS ARE UNMISTAKABLY CLEAR
We're in the first 500 days
of eight MAGA
You can't really be this stupid, can you?
He admitted flat-out that he fired Comey to try to stop the investigation, and this just one thing among many actions he's taken to try and stop this investigation - you cheer them all.
But the investigation didn't stop, nor did he remove any of the actual investigators. No evidence was hidden, changed, or destroyed. Nobody prevented the gathering of evidence or interrogation of witnesses. Admit it stupid: TRUMP OBSTRUCTED BUPKIS!
Just because he's failed doesn't mean he hasn't tried, he flat-out admitted it
You want him to fire Mueller, don't you? Why? To stop the investigation, it's what you were hoping when Comey was fired to, and you're hoping that the firing of McCabe will lead to the end of this investigation.
Comey testified that Trump backed the investigation into Russia's interference in the election, and told him to get to the bottom of it. Comey also testified he told Trump on three occasions that he wasn't personally under investigation.
Moreover, McCabe testified before congress that Comey's firing obstructed and impeded nothing - neither the Russiagate probe nor any other of its hundreds of probes. The evidence is clear: Trump OBSTRUCTED BUPKIS!
McCabe said Comey's firing will not impede the investigation, he didn't say it wasn't an attempted act of obstruction by Trump.
Trump admitted he fired Comey to try and stop the investigation.
Bull! Trump fired Comey because he refused to go public with the truth (to counter fake news reports) that he wasn't personally under investigation - as Comey told him on three occasions. What Trump wanted Comey to do was political and improper, not criminal or obstructive. If Comey complied he'd probably still have his job. Again I say, Trump OBTRUCTED BUPKIS!
"And in fact when I decided to do it [fire Comey] I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story"
Spin it how you want, Trump just stated his reason for firing Comey and it's obstruction.
Right. If probable cause of a crime wasn't the basis of Comey's Russiagate probe, but a completely made up fictitious story of Trump-Russia election collusion (no evidence of this after 19 months), or that Russia had some kind of leverage over Trump (as suggested by the phony, unverified Steele dossier, and since proven wrong by events see) then the probe was unwarranted and Comey's intent on starting it was political and CORRUPT.
BTW, political corruption in Comey's handling of the Hillary email probe was at the basis of Rosenstein's recommendation to Trump to fire him.
Trump wanting to fire Comey because he believed he was a dirty cop corrupted by politics (as Rosenstein affirmed and Sessions agreed) is not justice obstruction,
IT'S JUSTICE DONE.
Obstruction of justice depends on corrupt intent, not effectiveness.
Obstruction of justice is any course of action taken with the "unlawful intent of obstructing a proceeding for an improper purpose....
”[S]uch actions may include fabricating an initial justification for firing Comey, directing Donald Trump Jr.’s inaccurate statements about the purpose of his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the president’s campaign,...and repeatedly denouncing the validity of the investigations....”
LOL!!!! So you're saying that Trump was so ignorant of how the FBI works that he stupidly believed that if he got Sessions/Rosenstein to provide the legal framework for firing Comey (which they did) that it would magically end the Russiagate investigation? That the 100 or so investigators working the case would magically stop probing and go home? But that all other open investigations and projects (hundreds of them) would continue? Is this what you think Trump believed?
And what about Sessions and Rosenstein? In providing the legal framework for firing Comey (political corruption - keeping Hillary from prosecution) weren't they giving the President's alleged obstruction crime legal cover? And if so doesn't that mean that Rosenstein (who hired Mueller) was part of a criminal conspiracy to get rid of Comey? In other words, Mueller can't indict Trump for obstruction without indicting Sessions and more importantly Rosenstein as accomplices, right? From all the facts and evidence gathered to date it's crystal clear: Donald Trump is guilty of
And you, SPN, are a
WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.
The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Mr. Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel. Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.
MORE OBSTRUCTION OF BUPKIS
What's wrong here is this: from the very start, from May 16, 2017 when Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein took Mueller to an interview with President Trump as a possible replacement for James Comey to head the FBI and Russiagate investigation Trump flat-out rejected him, telling Rosenstein "NO!" The President did not feel comfortable with Comey's good friend replacing him as FBI Chief. And it makes perfect sense. Trump didn't fire Comey to hire a another Comey for heading the Bureau. And surely if Trump didn't want Comey II heading the FBI he was doubly, tripley, quadruply against him being Special Council.
In short, if we can trust the NY Times story, the reason Trump wanted Mueller fired goes back to May 16th predating him becoming Special Council. It had nothing to do with Mueller's performance as Special Council (as he barely started his investigation) and everything to do with him being Jim Comey II.
In other words, Trump wanting to fire Mueller last June was
OBSTRUCTION OF BUPKIS
all over again.
Wait a minuet! How can this be? If Donald Trump was Putin's secret "Siberian Candidate" during the election, and now as president is Putin's dependable collusion puppet, and if Putin stopped Trump from choosing anti-Russian Mitt Romney for Secretary of State preferring Exxon's Tillerson instead, then the question is this: how could Russia's prize puppet have fired Tillerson without angering his master in Moscow?
Isn't this proof that the Trump-Russia treason collusion theory is the crackpot stuff of left-wing fake news conspiracy nuts? You'd think so. But the nut job Left has an answer to rationalize this: 'Tillerson,' they say, 'was a bad, unreliable, turn coat puppet who disappointed Putin; what started out so promising for Russia (in 2014 Tillerson opposed Russian sanctions) ended up a disaster, and Putin put a stop to it.'
That Trump has transformed the madhouse of the Democrat Left into a full-blown asylum for the politically insane was on full display this week. As laughably inferred by Business Insider Tillerson's firing just one day after he blamed Russia for poisoning Sergei Skripal wasn't coincidence. It pissed off Putin who voiced his displeasure to Trump; and Tillerson was out on his butt a warning to his successor who'll share the same fate if he dares oppose Putin and Russian crimes and interests.
I'm surprised Business Insider, or other media anti-Trump freaks, didn't allege that Russia might have been behind Tillerson falling sick in Africa the victim of a botched poisoning attempt in revenge for his anti-Putin stance.
Nancy Pelosi who in 2016 accused Tillerson of being a butt kissing Putin lover (where was she when Obama was president?) unfit to head the State Dept. laughably now condemn's his ouster saying: “Secretary Tillerson's firing sets a profoundly disturbing precedent in which standing up for our allies against Russian aggression is grounds for a humiliating dismissal.”
Doesn't this knucklehead know that Tillerson was fired because of his softness on Iran and its worthless nuclear deal - a position favorable to Russia, Iran's most important ally? Was Pelosi in a coma when Trump was in Rihyad last year and rallied 54 Sunni Moslem states against Islamonazi Iran when they vowed to stop its advance across the Middle East and bring it down? If Trump and our allies succeed it would cost Russia dearly as Iran is its most important economic, military and geostrategic partner in the region.
Meanwhile, Tillerson's replacement, outgoing CIA Chief Mike Pompeo is a hardliner on Russia going back years. Indeed, in 2014 after Putin's annexation of Crimea Pompeo criticized the Obama administration and the West for their "slow, weak response to Russian aggression;" and (contrary to Tillerson) he called on them to heavily sanction Russia.
Truth is, Donald Trump has no illusions about the intensely competitive and adversarial relationship he's in with Vladmir Putin - who's single-mindedly and ruthlessly driven by the vision (at America's expense) of making Russia great again; and so he's replacing Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, a man whose anti-Putin credentials are just as solid and credible at Mitt Romney's.
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March 7 2018
BETTER IDEA FOR BILLBOARD
AL QAIDA AND ISIS WANT
Let me understand this, you libs say the NRA is a terrorist organization because it protects the gun ownership rights of law-abiding Americans. While murdering terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaida support you libs in wanting to end those rights so they can kill Americans with greater safety and ease - knowing they won't return fire. Like you libs ISIS and Al Qaida (and every bloodthirsty nut) want America to become one vast GUN FREE ZONE, while "terrorist" NRA lobbies and spends millions to prevent this insanity. How then is the NRA a terrorist organization, morons? ISIS and Al Qaida have no better friends in this country than you.
AND NOW FOR MORE ANTI-GUN
Well then Mr. Liberal if the NRA is a terrorist organization because it protects the gun rights and civil liberties of 300 million Americans (posing a greater threat, as you believe, to national security than ISIS and Al Qaida) is America then a terrorist nation endangering global security because its citizens own 300 million guns - the most of any nation on earth?
In other words, should the US State Department put both the NRA and the USA on its list of terrorist groups and states? Why not? If one gun is potentially a lethal weapon of mass destruction then multiplied by 300 million that would make us global menacing gun terrorist number 1. Right, morons?
What a foolish statement. Americans follow the rules and aren't expected to do anything more.
The loss of revenue and the gain of more debt will be SQUARELY on the Republican led Congress that voted this cut and the President that signed it. PERIOD
Why would you personally want to contribute to the revenue loss and debt gain by paying lower taxes? Wouldn't that make you no better than an irresponsible Trumpian Republican? To avoid that sin just write a check to the IRS as a bonus in addition to the tax that you owe.
Apollo, you're no smarter than when I educated you in out last debate.
The govt sets tax policy. Citizens simply follow it. The Congress and President take the heat when they don't set it appropriately.
For 8 years the GOP railed against the debt - saying it was the #1 issue to solve. Then the GOP Congress and President sign a bill that raises the debt - according to the CBO and others - by $1-1.7 Trillion over 10 years.
No, the responsibility is on govt to set good policy. This was NOT good policy.
Why would you follow what you consider to be not just bad but EXTREMELY bad tax policy where an irresponsible spendthrift gov't deep in debt is letting tax payers keep way too much of their money? Is that what good citizens do who can pay more with impunity and lessen the burden of generational theft? Is that what the Founders did over the Stamp Tax? Didn't they risk life and limb revolting against bad tax policies? What kind of American are you? The Founders are ashamed of you.
Because we are a nation of LAWS. Don't you know this?
Again, don't try to abdicate responsibility here. It falls squarely on the Law-MAKERS, not the citizens of this country.
Good law is not that which a citizen can arbitrarily decide on - it is the responsibility under our Constitution of a small group - the House, Senate and President - to come up with.
The tax cuts are NOT good law - especially for a political party who RAILED against the debt. No, it will RAISE the debt due to their actions.
Your stupid questions make me chuckle. Take some responsibility for the foolish decision your party made.
What law are you breaking by continuing to pay the higher, fiscally better, more responsible Obama rates over the lower, fiscally worse, irresponsible Trump rates? Where's your superior liberal sense of morality?
Apollo , listen closely. It isn't the job of the citizen to do anything but follow the law.
Now, for the slow. It IS the job of the House, Senate and President to create GOOD law. The tax cut is NOT good law - especially for a party that HATED debt.
Accept it. Neither you nor any of your fellow Republicans will ever be treated seriously when discussing debt again. You've blown it.
I listen and listen and hear a lot of BS. The Founders refused to follow the law and pay the Stamp Tax because doing so was morally wrong. Leftists like you say that like the Stamp Tax the Trump tax rates are morally (and fiscally) wrong for America and hurt the poor and middle class.
So why are you choosing to do the morally wrong thing and pay taxes according to Trump's immoral anti-poor, anti-middle class tax code? Why, when you can do the morally and fiscally better, right and responsible thing and starting in 2019 continue to pay taxes according to the Obama code? Why follow bad tax law when there are no legal consequences for not doing so? When you can overpay with impunity? When you can feel good about yourself not paying less than you should? Where's your integrity and self-respect? Why use the Trump rates and be a freaking hypocrite?
Fired FBI Director James Comey tweeted a Bible verse on Friday about the virtues of justice, hours after former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to federal authorities.
Quoting a passage from the Old Testament, Comey tweeted: "Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amos 5:24 (see)."
It's hilarious listening to Trump derangement media and Democrat nuts fakely laughing at the FISA Memo, and fakely saying it's a dud and nothing burger when they know how serious and damning it is; when they know it's worse and many times bigger than Watergate; when they know it points to criminal collusion between dirty, corrupt James Comey's politicized FBI, the crooked, rigged Clinton campaign and Barack Obama's lying, justice obstructing, perjuring DOJ to spy on and hopefully wreck the Trump campaign; and continue surveillance on the President-elect's transition team in the hope of finding Russia-related collusion crimes to wreck Trump's presidency or do whatever damage possible to shorten it.
But politically what these fools are missing in their fake downplaying of the memo's damning importance is its impact on Trump's base; for it has about 63 million unfooled Trump voters outraged, up in arms and hell-bent on seeing justice done and Comey, McCabe, Yates, Rosenstein, Steel and others going to jail for attempting with weaponized intelligence to thwart the election of their candidate, and delegitimize his presidency once in power. And if justice isn't done and the guilty like Hillary escape prosecution and jail this 63 million strong, who'll be growing significantly due to the rising Trump strong economy, will have their revenge on MSM and the Dems on election day again.
Just look at what's happening in the polls: Trump's Real Clear Politics (RCP) average on handling the economy broke 50% last week with Harvard-Harris leading Reuters (52%), CNN (51%) and Fox (51%) with an astonishing approval rating of 59% (see). And now that the economy's greatly improving and lifting all boats great and small it's impacting Trump's RCP approval rating lifting it out of the 30s and into the low 40s (42.2% today see) with Rasmussen high up at 49%.
Just think for a moment what these statistics likely prefigure for Trump and the GOP for the Midterms and 2020. With the economy being supercharged by the massive expunging of growth killing, anti-business red tape and regulations, and across the board, top to bottom individual and corporate tax cuts (as happened with Coolidge, JFK and Ronald Reagan) we are on the verge of the greatest period of innovation, enterprise and jobs creation since the Roaring Twenties, the Soaring Sixties and the immensely Prospering Eighties.
"Dumb," "fat," "stupid," "chaotic," "impulsive," "mentally ill" Donald Trump, the crudest, rudest, most deplorable president ever, as very nervous NeverTrumper Bill Kristol admitted on ABC today, is crazy like a freaking fox. As his vicious, frightened, brain-damaged enemies underestimate him, just like they did during the 2016 election (stupidly crediting his victory to Russia and the Comey Effect) stable genius Don is methodically working out a multipronged strategy (economic, border security, military, foreign policy, etc.) for political success that's already benefiting him and the GOP, as Kristol grudgingly says.
Indeed, when Nancy Pelosi warned that the Trump tax cuts was "Armageddon" it was, I believe, a prophetic sign for her and the Dems that the Apocalypse of the Left is near; that it's the End of Days or End Time for them; that
THE AGE OF LIBERALISM IS OVER
IT'S FINISHED WITH, DONE
AND A NEW, GLORIOUS CHAPTER IN OUR COUNTRY'S
As my readers know I've written passionately and extensively that Donald Trump (still greatly underestimated by Democrats) is the Republican FDR - without the New Deal. And that when he leaves office in 2025 he will have created a new epoch in American political history just as FDR did. I've written that there are signs indicating Trump's great FDR-like destiny: that he was the 7th New Yorker after FDR to become President; that his victory on November 8, 2016 landed on the 84th anniversary of FDR's defeat of Herbert Hoover; that Trump's parents Fred and Mary Ann were married in New York in 1936, the year FDR was elected to a second term; and that both died in New Hyde Park, New York, FDR's birthplace.
Trump and his parents.
I also wrote that when the President's parents died (Fred in 1999, Mary Ann in 2000) Bill Clinton (born like Trump in 1946) was President and in his second term; and I wrote that during that term Clinton appointed Trump's sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry to the US Court of Appeals. Oddly, and perhaps prophetically as a sign for her brother, Maryanne was born in 1937, the first year of FDR's second term.
Moreover, on FDR's anniversary of winning the presidency when the 70 year old Donald Trump beat Bill Clinton's wife it was 577 days from April 12, 2015: that was the day Hillary kicked off her second ill-fated presidential campaign; it was also the 70th anniversary of FDR's death (see) apparently anticipating her defeat, and the death of New Deal liberalism (see).
And now knowingly or not President Trump picked for his first State of the Union address a day with great significance in the life of FDR: for tomorrow January 30th is the 136th anniversary of FDR's birth - auspicious for a successful first term, Trump's unthinkable reelection and an epoch-making presidency like FDR's.
But the big question is this: will Joe Kennedy praise President Trump for his across the board, top to bottom "supply-side," "trickle down" tax cuts for the rich, middle class and corporations? For these are the same cuts based on the same theory of stimulating economic growth made by his great-uncle John (see video above) - cuts that increased the wealth of his family, his crooked, mob-tied millionaire grand dad, and boomed the economy for all Americans (resulting in a landslide election victory for LBJ in 1964).
Oh wait! Rep Joe, hailed as the "champion of the middle class" voted against Trump's Kennedynomics, middle class boosting, pro-growth cuts. In other words, this poor leftist fool (not a sensible centrist liberal like his great-uncle) is going to rebut Trump's economic policies lying that they're a bad deal for the middle class, economic growth and will only benefit rich folks like himself. In other words, just a week after Chuck Schumer's government shutdown fiasco (and with JFK rolling in his grave) Joe Kennedy III is going to give us the spectacle of another Democrat clown show.
After Trump's SOTU and Joe Kennedy's rebuttal it will become clear to the American people that there is far more of JFK in Donald Trump than there is in little leftist Joe.
(repost from March 26, 2017)
Before Joe Kennedy tears into President Trump perhaps he should first read this:
Well, as you can see, I greatly underestimated just how great a fool Joe Kennedy III would make of himself when giving his response to Donald Trump. He appeared like a drooling, slobbering, moronic 90 lb frat boy (not just drooling but frothing like a rabid dog) compared to a 900 lb home run hitting gorilla. It was the worst most ineffective response to any SOTU delivered by any respondent of either party in U.S. history. In short, it wasn't worth spit.
To be fair little leftist anti-Kennedynomics Joe claims it wasn't drool that was slobbering from the sides of his mouth. It was "Chapstick." Or did he mean to say 'Chappaquiddickstick?' He was speaking in front of a wrecked car.
To the reader: I found this piece from Sept. 2016 in my draft folder. For some reason I never posted it, and now do so.
CALLING A FAT WOMAN FAT IS MISOGYNISTIC, DEMEANING AND UNACCEPTABLE
But letting thousands of misogynistic/homophobic Moslem fundamentalist refugees into this country (which isn't good for the safety of women and gays) is the politically correct and American thing to do. Go figure.
How is pointing out Christian conservatives fear of LGBT people a problem?
I'm not Christian. But how is expanding the community of LGBT haters in this country by letting in a flood of Syrian and other Moslem refugees good for LGBT folks?
When you drop the letter "l" from the name "Flake" and add the word "American" you get "Fake American" - a Trump-style Stalinist attack on Senator Flake.
Thank God we're finally learning who the real, true, genuine Donald Trump is. Just when we were led to believe that our monstrous, deplorable, dangerous, evil president was a Hitler-like Aryan white supremacist nazi racist along comes Arizona Senator Jeff Flake to set us straight before he retires. According to Flake Trump, like Cuba's Fidel Castro and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un (and the late Saddam Hussein) is really a Stalin-like Marxist-Leninist socialist.
Now the good news is that "Uncle Joe" Stalin (a name coined by FDR) was an anti-Nazi ally of America's and Great Britain's during World War II; and that American Jews like myself don't need to fear the Final Solution coming to this country. Though Flake says that Trump like Stalin is the unconstitutional enemy of the free press and media, and uses lies, slander and propaganda to discredit networks, journalists and newsmen (using terms like "fake news" and "the enemy of the people") apparently he's not been very good at it. Apparently for all his braggadocio, bluster and oversized ego Trump is a rank amateur at being a Stalinist.
Trump may ridicule Kim and call him "little rocket man;" but compared to Kim Trump is a pint-sized Stalinist leader.
For we have it on the good authority of Vladimir Putin (a former KGB agent and expert on Stalinist strategies and tactics) Trump is nowhere near being the mature and accomplished Stalinist leader that a Kim Jong-Un is. Trump may disparage Kim and call him "little rocket man," and brag on the size of his bigger nuclear button, but it's Trump who has a steep learning curve and ways to go before he reaches Kim's high level of competence and enters the top ranks of Stalinist leaders.
The problem however is Jeff Flake leaving the U.S. Senate. Once he's gone who will replace him to fill the vital role of Senate watchdog as Trump with Putin's help (and daily secret meetings with Ambassador Kislyak) is expertly shaped into becoming the American Josef Stalin?