• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Another Classical Note from Cjack!

“What is this Mueller Game All About?…

One has to wonder the number of innocent Americans harmed by the DOJ, the FBI and the IRS during the eight years of the Obama presidency. Let us be thankful President Trump is determined to investigate the criminal activities of Obama, his high officials, and Obama’s “deep state” operatives undermining his agenda and the nation. And now the old weasel newspaperman Bob Woodward of the ‘Washwoman’ Post has written a ‘lying-through-his-teeth’ garbage can account of the Trump White House, which reminds me of Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s fabrications and embellishment of what actually took place in Nixon’s office about the Watergate incident; lies they manage to financially exploit. Same as they are doing to Trump, they labeled Nixon paranoid, unfit to govern, and a crook. Today, however, neither of them can hide behind the walls of the trashy Washington Post; social media makes it impossible for them go unchallenged because everyone has a smart phone, tablet, computer and access to the web.

But make no mistake about it, the bogus ‘special counsel’ Robert Mueller is in on the diabolical anti-Trump machinations to cover up the corruption of the Obama administration. Keep in mind that Robert Mueller was FBI director and James Comey was his deputy during the crucial negotiations of the sale of 20% of our uranium deposits to the Russian corporation Rosatom. Concluded the sale of 1/5 of our uranium deposits the Clinton Foundation received a staggering $145 million donation from Russian donors, and Bill Clinton another $500,000.00 for a speech to a group of Russian bankers in Moscow. This was not only influence peddling but also colluding with the Russians. Mr. President please revoke their security clearances.

Oh, yes! Vladimir and his Kremlin operatives hold a significant $145,000.000.00 “I owe you” from the defeated projected wannabe first “Madame” president of the United States and another IOU on her lascivious husband who was looking forward to be the “first gentleman” of the nation. But Mueller is not investigating any of this. Was he in on the Uranium One deal? And what about Barack Obama’s palm, eh? Was it not greased? $145,000,000.00 goes a long way in the game of political palm greasing; don’t you think? Especially during political campaigns. I tell you the Democratic National Committee is a nest of copperhead rattlers.

How can we not recall the larcenous Clintons reassuring us they were so broke when they left the White House they had to take some ‘minor’ things that did not belong to them. Really? What about Bill Clinton’s pardon of the tax evader Marc Rich who most likely fronted the money for the purchase of their multi-million dollar Chappaqua estate? Yes, the money was not from the advance on Bubba’s tell-all book. It was a pay-and-go Mr. Rich; your sins are forgiven.

It has long been established that the Clintons’ wealth came from foreign governments and businesses disguised as donations to the Clinton Foundation…Yet in the case of Russia their pocketing of $145,000,000.00 from the sale of 20% of our critical uranium deposits plus $500,000.00 for a speech in Moscow just cannot go without investigation; it is conduct that shames the nation. The Clintons have sold the safety and security of America in cahoots with the “hope and change” socialist charlatan Barack Obama, who continues to sow anti-American seeds in the minds of our impressionable young people on college campuses.

Obama to Dmitry Medvedev (Putin’s water boy) at the White House… “I’ll have more flexibility after the elections”…Medvedev: “I’ll tell Vladimir”…And the Russians marched into Ukraine to annex the Crimean Peninsula, thanks to Obama’s cowardice and duplicity. Shame on us for being so foolish!

Cjack, Sentinel on the Gulf, September 20, 2018″……

Fraud Robert Mueller Still Conducting Mueller’s Fraud….

Robert Mueller Is an Unconstitutional Check on the President

by Rush Limbaugh of Rush Limbaugh Show:

RUSH: The more this goes on, the more we lose sight of the real abomination that all of this is. This entire investigation that Mueller is conducting is bogus. It is predicated on nothing but a made-up allegation for which no evidence has ever been found or cited, and therefore the investigation should never have begun! If you ask me, we’re now two years into this investigation with Mueller’s phase of it at a year and a half or close to it — 16 months, something like that.

It is simply unacceptable. It ought not be tolerated that a 16-month investigation that itself is the result of the Obama DOJ and FBI planting evidence and creating false claims about people… We don’t know what this is about! What crimes is Donald Trump under investigation for committing? Can somebody tell me? What is the crime Trump’s being investigated for committing? There isn’t one, folks. There is no crime that has been mentioned as the reason for any of this investigation, even that which preceded Mueller starting.

After two years of investigating — when there was no crime to begin with — why does this continue? It has no basis in law to continue. It has no basis in evidence to continue. Exactly what is Robert Mueller investigating Donald Trump for doing? We’ve said this I don’t know how many times. Department of Justice regulations involving a special counsel demand a crime. They require. It isn’t a suggestion! There must have been, in order to appoint a special counsel — there must be — a crime, a crime alleged to have been occurred, and the special counsel is then given a charge, instructions, to investigate that crime.

When Mueller was appointed, no crime was specified. As such, what Mueller is conducting is not even a criminal investigation. We have a special counsel who has been allowed to be set up as essentially an ongoing check and balance on a daily basis of the president of the United States. What Mueller is doing is not mentioned in the Constitution. It’s not specified. It’s not referenced in any way. Our Constitution does not provide a fourth branch of government which does nothing but follow and pass judgment every day on the president of the United States.

He runs the executive branch, and there isn’t a single person in it who has any power over him. Yet Robert Mueller has been set up as the great overseer who has the guillotine, and he can drop it any day he wants and ruin the Trump presidency. Way too many people have accepted this premise. It is unconstitutional. It is extraconstitutional. There is no crime! Now, after two years of an investigation that does not have a crime in it, isn’t it time to shut it down? It never should have begun in the first place.

Every day it continues is a massive fraud. It’s a massive fraud, and it’s an assault on the Constitution — not to mention the Trump presidency and the executive branch — and it is being sponsored and energized and conducted by underlings in the executive branch at the Department of Justice primarily with friends and associates in the FBI working with accomplices in the mainstream media to continue the illusion that some vast crime has occurred here and we just need to keep looking to find it.

Well, that’s not how it works! No special counsel is given the job and told, “Go find a crime,” except this one, except Robert Mueller. It is not a criminal investigation. That’s why there will not be an impeachment. Well, I can’t say that. I mean, we’re talking politics here. There will not be an indictment of the president of the United States. There is no crime. (interruption) No, I know. No, there was an allegation that Trump colluded with Russia. Well, collusion isn’t a crime, and we’ve gone blue in the face saying so.

But that’s not even what is being looked at anymore, because if it were, we would have heard evidence ’cause nobody can stop leaking. We would have had all kinds of evidence and the media would be doing orgasm after orgasm after orgasm if there were really any proof that its happened. But it didn’t! So why is this continuing? It is continuing because it is what it is. It is a coup — and now with that New York Times op-ed, it’s not silent. It is an out-in-the-open, admitted-to coup to get rid of Donald Trump.

It proceeds without any legality. It proceeds without any substantial foundation to it. There’s no reason for the Mueller investigation. There is no justifiable reason for Robert Mueller to have an office and a team of anti-Trump investigators with an unlimited budget to go run around and keep ruining people’s lives and threatening to ruin the lives of others in order to get somebody to pop up and say, “Yeah, they know Trump cheated because he colluded with Russia.” They haven’t even been able to find anybody to do that yet.

There isn’t anybody willing to be paid enough to lie about it. The best they’ve got is Bob Woodward and Omarosa whatever her name is. They don’t have jack! But stop and think. We don’t even… There isn’t even an answer to a simple question: What is Trump being investigated for? Don’t tell me, “He’s being investigated for colluding with Russia,” because he’s not. They’re hoping to find evidence of that, but they haven’t been able to because it didn’t happen! There is no crime Donald Trump is alleged to have committed here!

Meanwhile, we have the Obama Justice Department and the FBI corrupting themselves left and right to try to create the illusion that some crime has taken place here. The thing is, this has been going on for so long that people just accept it. Despite the abomination that it is. Despite the illegality that surrounds it and defines it. Despite the literal unconstitutionality of it. Despite the pure bogus intent, which is to drive a president out of office and to overturn or nullify the results of the 2016 election. It’s been going on so long that people have ceased looking at it — if they ever did — for what it really is.

But nowhere in our Constitution does it say that we can appoint some guy to sit in daily, permanent judgment of a sitting president and to have at his disposal a guillotine to end that presidency. That’s what Robert Mueller is, and I keep hearkening back. We keep hearing, “Mueller is a man of deep integrity, unchallengeable honor.” I don’t believe it. If he were, none of this would have been happening, and he would have rejected it. If he really cared about the law? If all these people really cared about the law as the backbone of our society, our country and justice and the rule of law?

If they really believed it, this thing would have never gotten off the ground, and after it did, they would have shut it down. The fact that it continues is evidence that it is purely 1,000% political. It’s occurring outside the system of justice in this country. It is not warranted. It is not justified. But as I say, the longer it goes on, the less people become sensitive to what it really is and just end up accepting it. That’s why I think it’s horrible what’s happening. Mueller is just running roughshod right through the Constitution, right through the office of the presidency.

For a bunch of totalitarian authoritarians and those leaning that way like the Democrats are, a precedent like this whenever there’s a Republican president, they live and die for it. If you can get a special counsel appointed when there is no crime, then you can do it again the next time there’s a Republican president. It will never happen when there is a Democrat president. Even with clear-cut evidence that crimes are being or have been committed, it will never happen with a Democrat president. So we have a two-tiered system of justice which destroys our system of justice.

RUSH: Here’s Jim in Eagleswood, New Jersey. This is a good point, Jim. I’m glad you called to remind me of this. What’s up?

CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, I know my time is limited but let me just tell you that next to the birth of my children, this is one of the biggest moments of my life. You are a true American. But I fear that you have fallen into a trap that has been perpetuated on most of the talk shows in this country —

RUSH: Ah, ah. Be very, very, very careful before you include me in that bunch.

CALLER: (laughing) I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

RUSH: Because what did I say when I introduced you? “I’m glad you called to remind me, because I myself have said what you’re gonna say.” I could have said, “I don’t need the call. I’ve already said it.” But you’ve been on hold a long time, and I wanted to reward you —

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: — by giving you the opportunity to say it. So say it.
CALLER: The trap is this. Bob Mueller has no intention whatsoever to ever try President Trump for anything because — you’ve talked about it all morning — there is nothing. There are no witnesses. There is no collusion. The only collusion exists between him and the news media to make us think that he’s going after Donald Trump. He is purely cleaning up the mess since the Clintons have basically been in office.

RUSH: Well, that’s 95% true. If they can find something in all this that they could use to send Trump packing, they would do it. But you’re right.

CALLER: There’s nothing there.

RUSH: What this really is — and I’ve said this. This is why I’m glad that you called. What this actually is is a cover-up of the exoneration of Hillary Clinton from real crimes that she committed. These people exonerated her in order to make sure she would remain the Democrat nominee. They did that so that she could get elected president and they would stay in their positions or gain others, and the whole point of this investigation is to cover up the crimes that Hillary committed was and exonerated for and these people’s participation and role in that.

CALLER: They’re cleaning up Obama’s mess. They’re cleaning up the Iranian billions. They’re cleaning up Russian uranium. They’re cleaning up… No, they’re cleaning up 20 years’ worth of crap, and that’s how long it takes Mueller… You think Hillary Clinton erased a lot of emails? Wait ’til you find out what Bob Mueller erased, because here’s the trick: They do not care that you know they’re guilty, they care what you can prove, and this is history since Arkansas. They don’t care that you know they’re criminals. They just care what you can and can’t prove, and that’s the uranium.

RUSH: I know that. Nothing has gotten past me. I was trying to illustrate all this by pointing out that there isn’t a crime that Trump has committed. There’s in justification for this whatsoever. But the longer it goes on, people just accept that it’s part of politics in Washington now, to have a guy like this who’s gonna be riding herd on Republican presidents each day — and Mueller is not going away, by the way, as long as Trump’s in office.

If Trump runs in 2020 and gets reelected — and if Mueller hasn’t been dispatched or fired or shut down — he’s still gonna be there, because the objective of this is to get rid of Donald Trump. Do not think that’s not part of this. This is a two-pronged effort. Get rid of Trump and to cover up what these people did, exonerating Hillary. That is so important in this, folks. Hillary Clinton committed real crimes, crimes for which others who’ve been convicted are in prison. They revolve around her illegal private server and the trafficking of classified, top-secret data.

And the president of the United States was doing so with her, knowingly, even though he has lied and said he didn’t know she was using a private server until he saw it on the news. But that’s not true because her email address did not have .gov on the end of it. It was a private email. He knew. They all knew. So it was time to get in gear. Whether it was Trump or anybody, they would still have done what they’re doing. They had to exonerate Hillary Clinton.

She was the Democrat nominee. That was preordained. Crazy Bernie was blowing against the wind here. No matter what he did, he wasn’t gonna get the nomination. She was it. She had committed crimes. All of them were on her team. They wanted to maintain their jobs or get promotions. She had to be cleared. She had to be exonerated by the highest authorities in the land, and they set out to do that. Comey officially made it happen on July 5th of 2016 and then reaffirmed it later on in October of that year.

So everything that was done to exonerate Hillary is being covered up in this investigation (so-called) of Trump for which there is no crime being pursued; there was no crime specified. Donald Trump has not committed a crime. Hillary Clinton committed many, and not just the server. The crimes that Hillary Clinton committed in dealing with Russians and Christopher Steele and collecting all this so-called opposition research on Trump, and the potential criminality of lying to FISA court judges in order to get warrants to spy on people who were not spies.

And then the question becomes… Everybody’s asking, “Why aren’t the FISA judges ticked off? They’ve been lied to! The FBI, these people went up there and lied to ’em.” What if the FISA judges are in on it? What if they don’t care? We’re talking about the Washington swamp. There’s a lot of things that don’t have any rational explanation. And when that happens, that’s when people start conjuring up weird stuff. In the real world, a judge who is lied to by any lawyer to get a search warrant or worse, that lawyer is in heap big trouble once the judge finds out he’s been lied to.

Well, these FISA judges were obviously lied to, and they may have taken action against these lawyers that we don’t know about. But because we don’t know it, if they have, we’re left to assume that everybody involved in this got away with it and continues to get away with it, and the Mueller investigation is to ensure that they do get away with it! So I have no doubt that that’s what this is about. But there’s also a large part of it that’s getting rid of Trump at the same time. It would be a twofer. But just because there’s no crime and just because there’s no this or that doesn’t mean that they’re not really trying to get rid of Donald Trump, because they most certainly are.

 

RUSH: Donald in Orange County, California. Quickly, how are you doing, sir?

CALLER: Hi, Trump! (laughing) I mean, hi, Rush. Hey. Listen. Hillary did not erase the emails. She kept copies of the incriminating emails that she has on everybody and that’s why they all are protecting her. It’s the only thing that make sense. Democrats, Republicans, DOJ, FBI. They have to protect her to keep her silent. She has the proof. She’s not stupid. She kept it. She did not erase it. That’s the point I want to make.

RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. Proof of what?
CALLER: In other words, everybody going through that server. Every dirty deal that went down came through that server. They all thought she’d gonna get the reelected, nothing would ever come out. But when it didn’t and she did not erase it. She’s not stupid. She kept incriminating evidence from anybody and all the emails, all of the payoffs. Everything went through that server. So now it’s the only thing that makes sense. Why do they all…? Ray Charles can see that she committed crimes. They won’t do anything ’cause she has proof and she can put ’em all in jail. That’s what’s going on, I believe.

RUSH: I find this fascinating. What this is is a holdover. People of a certain age have this impression of the Clintons. When they were in office, there was this story that they had 500 FBI files on people. Members of Congress, Republicans, members of the media. They were blackmailing people left and right. That’s how they got away with everything. This sounds like a continuation of that.

They’ve moved on from 500 FBI files to every bit of dirt that anybody in the Obama administration ever did. Hillary’s got it in her emails. She didn’t erase ’em, and she can nail anybody any time she wants. So they’ve gotta go to the end of the earth to protect her. I don’t think that’s what’s going on. If it were, I wouldn’t be surprised, but I think there’s much more happening here than that.

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/09/11/robert-mueller-is-an-unconstitutional-check-on-the-president/

When Will America’s IAGO Mueller Finally Be RETIRED?

The Truth Will Set Us All Free

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was star-crossed from the start. His friend and successor as FBI director, James Comey, by his own admission prompted the investigation — with the deliberate leaking of classified memos about his conversations with President Donald Trump to the press.

Mueller then unnecessarily stocked his team with what the press called his “dream team” of mostly Democratic partisans. One had defended a Hillary Clinton employee. Another had defended the Clinton Foundation.

Mueller did not at first announce to the press why he had dismissed Trump-hating FBI operatives Lisa Page and Peter Strzok from his investigative team. Instead, he staggered their departures to leave the impression they were routine reassignments.

But Mueller’s greatest problem was his original mandate to discover whether Trump colluded with the Russians in 2016 to tilt the election in his favor.

After 15 months, Mueller has indicted a number of Trump associates, but on charges having nothing to do with Russian collusion. They faced inordinately long prison sentences unless they “flipped” and testified against Trump.

We are left with the impression that Mueller cannot find much to do with his original mandate of unearthing Russian collusion, but he still thinks Trump is guilty of something.

In other words, Mueller has reversed the proper order of jurisprudence.

Instead of presuming Trump innocent unless he finds evidence of Russian collusion, Mueller started with the assumption that the reckless raconteur Trump surely must be guilty of some lawbreaking. Thus, it is Mueller’s job to hunt for past crimes to prove it.

While Mueller so far has not found Trump involved in collusion with foreign citizens to warp a campaign, there is evidence that others most surely were colluding — but are not of interest to Mueller.

It is likely that during the 2016 campaign, officials at the Department of Justice, FBI, CIA and National Security Agency broke laws to ensure that the outsider Trump lost to Hillary Clinton. FBI and DOJ officials misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in order to obtain warrants to surveil Trump associates. National security officials unmasked the names of those being monitored and likely leaked them to the press with the intent to spread unverified rumors detrimental to the Trump campaign.

A spy on the federal payroll was implanted into the Trump campaign. Hillary Clinton’s campaign team paid for research done by a former British intelligence officer working with Russian sources to compile a dossier on Trump. Clinton hid her investment in Christopher Steele’s dossier by using intermediaries such as the Perkins Coie law firm and Fusion GPS to wipe away her fingerprints.

As a result of wrongful conduct, more than a dozen officials at the FBI and DOJ have resigned or retired, or were fired or reassigned. Yet so far none of these miscreants has been indicted or has faced the same legal scrutiny that Mueller applies to Trump associates.

Hillary Clinton is not facing legal trouble for destroying subpoenaed emails, for using an unlawful email server or for the expenditure of campaign money on the Steele dossier.

No president has ever faced impeachment for supposed wrongdoing alleged to have taken place before he took office — not Andrew Johnson, not Richard Nixon, and not even Bill Clinton, who lied about his liaisons with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. With the effort to go back years, if not decades, into Trump’s business and personal life, we are now in unchartered territory.

The argument is not that Trump committed crimes while president — indeed, his record at home and abroad is winning praise. The allegations are instead about what he may have done as a private citizen, and whether it could have reversed the 2016 election.

The only way to clear up this messy saga is for Trump to immediately declassify all documents — without redactions — relating to the Mueller investigation, the FISA court warrants, the Clinton email investigation, and CIA and FBI involvement with the dossier and the use of informants.

Second, there needs to be another special counsel to investigate wrongdoing on the part of senior officials in these now nearly discredited agencies. The mandate should be to discover whether there was serial conflict of interest, chronic lying to federal officials, obstruction of justice, improper unmasking and leaking, misleading of federal courts, and violation of campaign finance laws.

It is past time to stop the stonewalling, the redacting, the suppression, the leaking to the press and the media hysteria. The government must turn over all relevant documents to two special counsels and free each to discover who did what in 2016.

Americans need the whole truth to ensure equality under the law and to thereby set us free from this nearly two-year nightmare.

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/08/30/the_truth_will_set_us_all_free_137941.html

Mueller Begins to Stink More as Bruce Ohr Testifies at House Committee Meeting Reviewing Hillary’s FBI Collusion

BRUCE OHR TESTIFIES

Bruce Ohr, the number four official in Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, testified before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees today. Given what we know about his role in the DOJ/FBI scandal, his testimony should have been riveting. However, he testified in closed session, so this will be a short post. Fox News hints at what happened behind closed doors:

While lawmakers told reporters that Ohr was being cooperative, Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif., said that Ohr “has a poor memory.”

“He seems to not remember a lot of details and, you know, poor memories are often claimed by people who want to stick to what they can say and not be caught in perjury,” he told Fox News.

That was what Richard Nixon told his subordinates: if you say you don’t remember, you are immune from perjury charges.

Republicans allege that Ohr played a key role in selling the dossier, commissioned by Fusion GPS and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. They were expected to ask why Ohr broke with protocol and kept up communication with its author, Steele, long after the FBI fired him as a source in late 2016 due to his contacts with the media.

“I don’t know if it’s improper but I want to know who at DOJ knew and it certainly looks like he continued to meet with Mr. Steele after the FBI had terminated their relationship with Mr. Steele,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News ahead of the hearing.

I don’t believe there is any doubt about that. Ohr also functioned as an intermediary between Steele and Robert Mueller after Mueller picked up the ball on behalf of the now-out-of-office Obama administration:

Text messages obtained and reviewed by Fox News show that Steele also tried to use Ohr as a go-between with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking,” Steele wrote to Ohr. “Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated.”

Months later, Ohr confirmed to Steele that he had passed along his questions to Mueller’s team.

Of course he did! Ohr’s wife worked at Fusion GPS and was one of those hired by Hillary Clinton to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. That dirt became the infamous fake “dossier” that DOJ and the FBI used to get a warrant to surveil Americans involved with the Trump campaign, even though the Bureau knew the “dossier” was fraudulent. Steele leaked the “dossier” to the press, and the heads of the FBI and CIA brought about publication of the fake “dossier” by purporting to brief President-elect Trump on its contents, and then leaking the fact that the pretend briefing took place. Can anyone tell me why this isn’t the biggest political scandal in American history?

About two hours into the session, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., came out and told reporters that the FBI knew there were “credibility” issues surrounding the dossier before it was used to secure the first FISA warrant on Page in October 2016. Meadows said Ohr had never acted or handled evidence in this way before.

Of course he hadn’t. The Democratic Party hadn’t faced a crisis of this magnitude during the time Ohr was a high-ranking FBI official. When the occasion arose, Ohr and his wife Nellie swung into action on behalf of their party, engaging the FBI in the lowest sort of partisan hackery.

These must have been stirring events, but strangely, Bruce Ohr apparently doesn’t remember much about them.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/bruce-ohr-testifies.php

Ann Coulter Reviews the Devious Robert Mueller in Her New Book:

Coulter’s Latest Book Hits the Trump-Hating Left

by Richard Kirk at American Thinker:

Resistance Is Futile! How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, by Ann Coulter, Sentinel, New York, August 21, 2018 (288 pages, $25.00, Hardcover) 

You want evidence of Justice Department and media corruption?  Coulter’s got the goods – in spades – and served with her signature rapier wit.  Resistance Is Futile doesn’t simply rehash talking points about Hillary’s serial lawbreaking, Mueller’s partisan probe, or Deep State subversion of an opposition president, though all those matters are treated with lawyerly and comedic deftness.  (ThinkMy Cousin Vinny.)  First and foremost, Coulter’s book is about collusion – the democracy-demolishing collusion between Democrats and the mainstream media that has existed for decades but that a white-hot hatred for the “vulgarian” Trump has made unmistakably clear to most Americans.  On the bright side, this exposure is actually destroying journalism, which the author says must perish and be rebuilt on an ethical foundation for democracy to survive.  Coulter provides a veritable avalanche of media inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and lost-their-mind absurdities to support her conclusion.

For example, Democrats and their media lackeys who only yesterday decried federal surveillance of possible terrorists, and who nearly defrocked John Brennan for lying to Sen. Dianne Feinstein about the CIA’s enhanced spying activity, now view that same man as a paragon of rectitude.  Indeed, they regularly denounce as unpatriotic anyone who questions the validity of warrants obtained from a secret court to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign – even during the campaign!  The same coterie of co-conspirators who were eager to vindicate Alger Hiss and praise cooperation with the Soviet Union now portray Putin’s Russia as the gravest threat to America since 9-11 or Pearl Harbor.  According to these partisans, Putin must be publicly vilified and his country harshly punished for interfering with an American election via a few thousand Facebook ads – many supporting Trump, some supporting Bernie, others touting Ted Cruz, Jill Stein, Black Lives Matter, United Muslims of America, and even Hillary.

This breakdown comes from Muller’s own indictment of the 13 villainous Russians he is clearly not anxious to see in court, having backed away from an expedited trial when one of the Russian ham sandwiches actually sent a legal team to the U.S. to have the charges against him adjudicated.  One possibly exculpatory element of that defense would be the fact that most of the Facebook ads were placed after the election and even jumped on the Resistance bandwagon.  Mueller, by the way, has the distinction of being FBI director during two of the bureau’s most famous screw-ups.  First, Republican Senator Ted Stevens was falsely accused of lying to investigators (sound familiar?) eight days before an election he lost by less than 2 percent.  When the trial judge discovered prosecutors had withheld vital exculpatory evidence, he threw out the case and demanded an investigation of the investigators.

Then there was the anthrax case, where Mueller worked “in lockstep” with his hand-chosen investigator, Richard Palmer.  Together these vigilantes all but destroyed the life of Steven Hatfill, an innocent U.S. Army biodefense researcher whom the FBI hounded relentlessly for six years because he fit the bureau’s profile: “a ‘flag-waving’ patriot.”  Even after a federal judge said the investigators hadn’t found “a scintilla of evidence” against Hatfill and the government later settled with Hatfill for almost six million dollars, Mueller said, “I do not apologize for any aspect of this investigation.”  There you have the “honorable” Robert Mueller.

When it comes to immigration, the media’s “heads I win, tails you lose” reportage depends on who resides in the White House.  While Obama lived there, federal law and even federal policy that ignored those laws ruled supreme.  That’s what CNN’s law expert informed us of after Arizona vainly attempted to enforce federal immigration laws in 2010.  But now that Trump’s address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it’s perfectly okay for blue states to ignore federal immigration law.  Indeed, thanks to a few lower-court rulings cheered by mainstream media pundits, the president is now unable to exercise his “clear constitutional and federal authority” to “exclude immigrants in the best interests of the United States.”

NBC’s release of the embarrassing 2005 Access Hollywood tape just weeks before the November election provides yet another example of media partisanship.  This electoral kill shot, according to Coulter, “breached all professional norms and probably the law.”  By contrast, NBC’s current president, Andy Lack, when heading NBC News in 1999, “held the network’s interview with Juanita Broaddrick” in which she accused Bill Clinton of rape until after the president’s impeachment trial.  In this case, timing says everything you need to know about Lack, NBC, partisanship, and a willingness to place more importance on a braggadocious utterance about consensual groping within a celebrity culture (“They let you do it,” Trump added.) than multiple accusations of actual predatory behavior by a Democrat.

Other matters diligently dissected by Coulter include Trump’s wildly mischaracterized Charlottesville statement, George Soros’s plundering of Russia and manipulation of foreign elections, the false claim that Trump asked Russia to “hack” Hillary’s private email server, the media’s misreporting about changes to the 2016 GOP platform in order to suggest Russian influence, and an honest comparison of Watergate with the Mueller probe.  Concerning the last, Coulter comments, “Imagine what G. Gordon Liddy could have done working from the inside of the FBI, with FISA warrants and government-paid spies!”

Coulter offers these two summary judgments about the current special prosecutor’s investigation:  “[t]he very nature of Mueller’s probe is Soviet justice.  He has an open-ended commission to look for any crimes committed by anyone connected to the Trump campaign[.] … If the Russians were trying to sow discord and undermine confidence in our democracy, then the guy they probably colluded with was Robert Mueller.”

Closing arguments directed at the media include the following observations: “[f]ake news means reporting, for example, that Trump colluded with Russia to sway the election when it was the Democratic Party and the FBI that colluded with Russia to sway the election.”  Put otherwise, Russia “is accused of doing to the Democrats what the media do to Republicans every election cycle.”

Despite her full-throated defense of the president against leftist and media insanity, Resistance Is Futile isn’t a Trump hagiography.  Coulter describes the president as “utterly undisciplined” and “the crudest kind of braggart.”  In Coulter’s estimation, however, these flaws pale when compared with Trump’s failure to achieve his primary campaign promise: stopping illegal immigration.  Coulter ends her case with the less than sanguine hope that Trump may yet keep that promise, but also with the consolation that if he accomplishes nothing else, “at least the media will be totally discredited.”

In sum, if you seek a detailed eye- and ear-catching review of news stories that have been misreported, distorted, or conveniently ignored due to Trump Derangement Syndrome, Resistance Is Futile is the book for you.

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/coulters_latest_book_hits_the_trumphating_left.html

GOPers Join Donkeys Complaining about Our Donald’s Wonderful Use of Tweeting to U.S. Folks!

ANOTHER STRANGE CHAPTER IN THE TRUMP/SESSIONS SAGA

President Trump continued publicly to criticize Jeff Sessions, his Attorney General, yesterday. He tweeted:

“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr.

FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems – and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!

Many have become numb to the weirdness of a president who publicly taunts not just his adversaries, but his own appointees. I’ll return to that subject in a moment, but first, let’s look at the substance of the taunt.

It’s not the job of the Justice Department to pursue every talking point pushed by members of his party. In this case, though, Trump is right that serious issues of corruption have been raised.

But the Justice Department is “looking into” most of them. It has investigated the conduct of McCabe and Strzok. Both have been fired. It has referred McCabe’s case for possible criminal indictment.

Moreover, the Justice Department reportedly is investigating the Clinton Foundation over allegations of pay-to-play. And Sessions has appointed U.S. Attorney John Huber to investigate the FBI’s behavior during the 2016 campaign.

Huber has broad prosecutor’s power. He can convene a grand jury, issue subpoenas, collect evidence and order witnesses as he delves into such matters as whether the FBI abused its powers when it sought permission and then carried out wiretapping of a Trump campaign figure, or whether it trod too lightly in pursuing questions about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

We haven’t heard much about Huber’s work, but that’s not surprising. He hasn’t been on the job for nearly as long as Mueller has been. In addition, Huber has no incentive to publicize his work, and neither does the mainstream media.

Even in the face of inaction, it would be odd for a president publicly to exhort his AG to investigate these matters. Given that many of them are under investigation, Trump’s exhortation is downright weird.

Sessions works for Trump. If Trump has questions about what is or is not being investigated at the DOJ, all he has to do is ask Sessions. If he wants to urge that something be investigated all he has to do tell him.

Sessions was at the White House on Thursday. He could have exhorted Sessions in private. Had he done so, Sessions might have reminded the president that most of the matters he later tweeted about are being looked into.

But this wouldn’t have served Trump’s purposes.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/another-strange-chapter-in-the-trump-sessions-saga.php

A Bad Day in Court???

A BAD DAY IN COURT

by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

Some years ago, a lawyer was kicked to death by a moose in the parking lot of the federal courthouse in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s how the story goes, anyway. Local lawyers said, that’s a really bad day in court.

President Trump didn’t have that bad a day in court today, but it wasn’t great. I was on the radio, hosting the Laura Ingraham show, when breaking news came across the wire: the Paul Manafort jury had gone to the judge with a question, saying they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any count. The judge did what judges always do. He told them to keep trying. I was exultant, thinking that a hung jury would deal a serious blow to the Mueller Switch Project. Alas, it was not to be. The jury continued deliberating and, as Paul noted a little while ago, convicted Manafort on eight counts of what essentially amounted to tax evasion.

As Paul said, the Manafort charges had nothing to do with Donald Trump, nothing to do with the 2016 election, and nothing to do with Russian participation in the 2016 election. So Bob Mueller could only have brought the case in order to put pressure on Manafort to come up with some “dirt” on Mueller’s target, President Trump. As far as we know, Manafort has to dirt to give.

Meanwhile, and almost simultaneously, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guiltyto a series of offenses. Mostly, the counts relate to tax evasion. The only politically significant counts, as I understand it, relate to Cohen’s role in paying off Stephanie Clifford (“Stormy Daniels”) to keep quiet about her sexual encounter with Trump.

It is not illegal to pay someone to remain silent. The theory here is that the money paid to Clifford was an illegal campaign contribution. Since Cohen says he made the payment to Clifford at Trump’s direction, Mueller is trying to ensnare Trump in that “crime.” To my knowledge, there is no legal authority on whether paying a woman to keep her mouth shut constitutes a campaign contribution. It strikes me as a foolish interpretation of the law, and forcing Cohen to plead guilty to the “crime” of paying off Ms. Clifford doesn’t transform it into a crime.

None of this would be happening, of course, but for Bob Mueller’s effort to drive President Trump from office on behalf of his de facto client, the Democratic Party. In a nauseating bit of hypocrisy, Deputy U.S. attorney Robert Khuzami said today that “The essence of what this case is about is justice, and that is an equal playing field for all persons in the eyes of the law….” Equal justice has nothing to do with this prosecution. Michael Cohen was targeted solely because he was Trump’s personal lawyer, and enforcement of campaign finance law is anything but equal. Just ask Dinesh D’Souza.

As we and others have said many times, what is going on in the courts is mostly theater–unless, of course, you are Paul Manafort or Michael Cohen. President Trump can’t be indicted, so legal niceties are not very material. The Mueller Switch Project has three objectives: 1) furnish House Democrats (assuming they take the majority in November) with ammunition to impeach the President; 2) help the Democrats to win the midterm elections; and 3) make President Trump’s re-election less likely in 2020.

Today’s legal developments unquestionably represent a step forward for the Democrats on all three fronts. But in principle, there is no reason why they should change the landscape. Manafort’s conviction has nothing to do with Trump. And no matter how Mueller may try to dress it up with talk about campaign finance–which voters don’t care about, anyway–the Cohen plea simply confirms what we already knew–that Trump tried to keep Stephanie Clifford quiet. That may be a big deal to Melania, I can’t speak for her. But I doubt that it is a big deal to a significant number of voters, and I doubt that tomorrow’s headlines will move the needle on the midterm election.

So, yeah, President Trump had a bad day in court. But it could have been worse. He could have been kicked to death by a moose.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/a-bad-day-in-court.php