A THOUSAND FATHERS

Michael Avenatti has just been arrested. Mark Geragos has been named as a co-conspirator. (He was fired by CNN today) The people who caught him were federal prosecutors in Manhattan. They set up a sting conducted on March 19th and caught him trying to extort millions from Nike. The person who announced the arrest was Geoffrey S. Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. That would be the same Geoffrey Berman who recused himself from the investigation into Michael Cohen. He recused himself because that case was a referral from Robert Mueller. This is the same Geoffrey Berman who replaced Preet Bharara. Avenatti is a huge critic of Trump, but Berman didn’t have to recuse himself because this wasn’t a referral from Mueller and the Mueller investigation is over.

There are a lot of people speculating that Federal Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York will now take the lead in investigating everything Trump. Perhaps this should give them pause. If this is any indication, they are more interested in real crimes than the made up stuff reported on CNN.

The Trump campaign sent a letter to CNN. Here is a copy of that letter from Tim Murtaugh:

https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000169-b64b-d1ae-a1eb-f7db188e0000

It details several instances where CNN allowed guests to make what Murtaugh called outlandish and false claims. He is demanding that CNN take action to prevent this from happening again:

The letter is very stunning, primarily because unlike the reporting by CNN, this is so obviously true. Here is a list of the guests and the obvious lies told on CNN with zero pushback from CNN news reporters.

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): “The evidence is pretty clear that there was collision between the Trump campaign and the Russians…” (MSNBC, “All In,” 10/17/18)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA): “I think there’s plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight.” (“CBS This Morning,” 8/5/18)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): “There was obviously a lot of collusion. The question is how high. Every day we – every day – every so often we get new information about involvement.” (CNN, “Erin Burnett OutFront,” 10/27/17)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA): “In our investigation, we saw strong evidence of collusion.” (CNN, “Wolf,” 3/16/18)
  • DNC Chairman Tom Perez: “And over the course of the last year we have seen, I think, a mountain of evidence of collusion between the campaign and the Russians to basically affect our democracy.” (NBC, “Meet the Press,” 4/22/18)
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan: “I called his behavior treasonous which is to betray one’s trust and to aiding and abet the enemy and I stand very much by that claim.” (NBC, “Meet the Press,” 8/19/18)

Here is the challenge given to CNN:

“Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions.  You should begin by asking the basic question:

“Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?”  

At a minimum, if these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place.”

This letter probably went off like a bomb in the CNN Board Room. Actually, it is probably the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. board that is dealing with this.  CNN is only part of the Turner Broadcasting System. I have dealt directly with board members for a major corporation and I can guarantee that they are not amused. Jeff Zucker is the President of CNN Worldwide. We can be certain that he is being asked some very tough questions, including: “How exactly can we trust you to deal with this?” Remember, Zucker was picked to take over as President of CNN Worlwide in January 2013. That means this happened on his watch. This is at best embarrassing. Few CEOs being asked those kinds of questions by the Board of Directors survive. None survive unless they can convince the board that they are smart enough and mean enough to fix this.

This is just the start. The summary of the Mueller report was only delivered at 4:00 p.m. EST yesterday. However, it is clear that people have been preparing for this day for a long time. A lot of people, including some that will shock the world, are going to be indicted. Did any of you expect the news about Avenatti? The Mueller report cleared the decks for action and this is likely to get very ugly in the blink of an eye. It has already energized people like Lindsey Graham and Kevin McCarthy. Last week, they were still in defensive mode. This morning they smell blood and they are moving in for the kill. The smell of victory is in the air, so is the odor of defeat.

We have seen this many times before. One recent example was the 2004 Boston Red Sox. They Yankees were ahead in the playoffs 3 to 0. They had outscored the Red Sox 32 to 19. The Red Sox were down 4-3 going to the bottom of the ninth in game four. If they lost that game their season was over. Mariano River, the greatest closer in baseball history was on the mound for the Yankees. The Red Sox tied the game and then won it in the bottom of the ninth. They never lost again and won the next three games against the Yankees and swept the Cardinals in the World Series. Victory is a beautiful thing and winning is always contagious. Like I said, victory has 1,000 fathers.

TDM

THE SMOLLETT SYNDROME

Jusse Smollett reported that he had been assaulted by two white guys wearing MAGA hats and shouting gay smears. The story never passed the smell test. A whole lot of people stupidly believed him and loudly screamed outrage. But Smollett was lying, about everything. It soon became beyond obvious that he not only made everything up, he literally hired people to fake an assault. Even worse, he left a trail of evidence that is impossible to ignore. Those people foolish enough to go public with their support  of Smollett were humiliated. Many of them responded by throwing Smollett completely under the bus. A few people gave weak statements of support but no one, and I do mean no one, even pretends to believe him anymore.

The Mueller case is like the Smollett case on steroids. The FBI started an investigation of Donald Trump, for alleged Russian collusion, even though they knew there was no evidence to support that. Frankly the theory was always absurd. Anonymous sources constantly leaked stories to the MSM, which gleefully ran with them, only to be totally discredited within hours. Yet, they continued to believe. I mean, who could make something like this up? Just like the Jusse Smollett case, this had to be true, right? Even when the evidence against Russian collusion kept piling up, people were too committed to back down. Right up until the end, many who should have known better were still making absurd predictions. John Brennan was predicting criminal indictments of people like Donald Trump, Jr. as recently as two weeks ago.

This continued even after Mueller turned in his report and they learned there would be no more indictments. Some at least feared the worst, but they pretended that somehow Mueller would still save the say. He didn’t. Instead he slammed the door on the entire Russian Collusion theory. He came, he saw and reported that there never was any collusion. That means there never was a legitimate reason to appoint him in the first place. If there is no evidence now, there sure was no evidence then.  This was all a gigantic waste of time. Everyone who bought into this has to feel betrayed. They are heartbroken that Trump not only survived, he triumphed. But most of all they are angry, much in the way those people who stupidly believed Jusse Smollett are angry.

It gets worse. Those people who watched CNN, desperately wanting to believe that Trump was about to be impeached are now confronted with the brutal truth that everything they heard was a lie. They can’t even blame Mueller, because CNN has spent the last two years ‘xplaining’ why Mueller must be allowed to investigate with no interference. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi begged people to let Mueller do his job. It was Mueller, Mueller, Mueller. They went all in on Mueller and they ended up with less than nothing.

The results will be very similar to what happened to Jusse Smollett. Everyone is pissed at him. Those who believed him are just as angry as those who knew he was lying from day one. The only thing that unites them is their hatred for the person(s) who caused this.

Fox will have a field day. They will show non-stop video of the usual suspects making accusations that in retrospect are absolutely ridiculous. Those people with egg all over their face have few choices. They will continue to be in a state of denial, for a while, but eventually the truth will be beyond obvious. When that happens, they can either own up to their own incompetence or try and throw someone else under the bus. “We believed this because we trusted people who were lying to us.” It’s not our fault. It is unlikely to work but it will be tried.

This is such an enormous fiasco that the day of reckoning is coming. Don’t be surprised if people like Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon find themselves watching CNN by candle light while their replacement talks about the need to be fair and balanced. At best, they will just disappear from public life. At worse, they will become symbols of bias and stupidity. Jeff Zucker may even turn on them, because even he realizes this is a nightmare that won’t go away anytime soon and if he does not blame someone else, everyone will blame him.

Democrats should also be afraid, very afraid of demanding that the full Mueller report be released. Much is the information is likely to be more embarrassing for Democrats than for Donald Trump. The reason for that is that we already know pretty much everything Trump did. Much of the really damaging stuff may hurt Democrats more than Republicans. One would think they would know that, but this is one subject where liberals have been willfully ignorant. The smart move would be to demand disclosure and then make sure it never really happens. Perhaps Nancy Pelosi knows this, because she has already demanded full disclosure while rejecting a closed-door hearing making that possible.

This, by the way, is a standard tactic by Democrats to obstruct information. I do not like Thomas Clapper, but it is important to understand the circumstances when he allegedly lied under oath. Senator Wyden from Oregon asked Clapper a question in open session that involved highly classified information. Wyden already knew the answer. He also knew he should never has asked the question in open session. That left Clapper with three choices. He could tell the truth and be guilty of disclosing classified information. He could lie and deny the information. Or he could refuse to answer, which would have amounted to disclosing classified information. He chose to lie and protect the classified program. The real scoundrel here was Wyden who deliberately did this to Clapper with no regard to national security.

The one thing absolutely certain is that neither Democrats nor their fawning disciples in the MSM will even consider just doing the right thing for the right reason.

TDM

BLIND AMBITION

Donald Trump inherited a total mess. He had an FBI literally engaged in a conspiracy to remove him from office. His own intelligence agencies like the CIA and the DNI were involved in a plot to spy on his presidential campaign. The MSM was totally against him. Democrats were refusing to accept the results of the election. He was being resisted at every step and in many cases the people he could trust the least were the people he needed to trust the most.

Then, the miracle. The appointment of Robert Mueller. Trump’s enemies rejoiced. Saint Mueller would expose the evil Trump and pave the road to his removal from office. When Mueller hired a cast of hard-core anti-Trump democrats, his enemies could hardly contain their glee. They were so sure that Mueller would get this done that they turned their focus totally on him. He must be allowed to do his job. Democrats even tried to pass legislation prohibiting Trump from firing Mueller. If there was any shred of doubt, that was dispatched when Trump publicly trashed Mueller on a regular basis. If Trump hated him, this proved that Mueller was exactly what was needed. The result was that everyone else backed off and trusted Mueller to do the investigation. Republicans held a couple of hearings, but they accomplished nothing. It was Mueller, Mueller, Mueller and it was only a matter of time before Trump felt the noose tightening around his neck.

Then, after two year, Mueller ended his investigation, and there is not even a hint of collusion with Russia. There is no indictment of Trump or anyone really close to him. Manafort and Cohen were both indicted for crimes that had nothing to do with Trump. Cohen did plead guilty to a campaign finance violation by paying off Stormy Daniels, but it is questionable as to whether or not, if true, this is even a crime and if it was a crime the maximum punishment would have probably been a weekend of house arrest. The MSM was too busy rejoicing to notice.  Several Russians were indicted, but none of them are likely to show up for trial and not only did the indictments not mention Trump, they didn’t mention ANY Americans. Now Mueller has turned in his report and there will be NO FURTHER INDICTMENTS. Hope is fading fast.

Liberal Democrats and the MSM, having gone all in on Mueller are standing there with nothing but egg on their face. They are still in the denial stage, hoping and praying that somewhere in time there is some document unearthed by Mueller that will save the day. But the reality is that if such evidence existed, Mueller would have issued an indictment. Wise men know this, CNN not so much.

In the meantime, John Huber and Michael Horowitz have been conducting far more serious investigations in total secrecy behind closed doors. The MSM doesn’t have a clue about what is coming, because they have been all in on Mueller. So, at the same time they are confronted with the reality that Mueller has less than nothing, we are likely to start seeing indictments that will shock their world.

Some have figured this out, which is why they had trouble restraining tears while reporting on this last night. Others will continue to rant and rave pretending the Mueller report still contains a well-hidden rainbow. Earth to Schiff, there is no rainbow, there never has been a rainbow, there never will be a rainbow. It only existed in your own deluded mind.

At some point, the following will become increasingly obvious. Regardless of why and how Mueller was appointed, he did save the day, but for Donald Trump, not his enemies. Instead he lured Trump’s enemies into a false sense of security which may ultimately prove to be fatal.

The perfect storm is on the way. The damage will be unprecedented. No one will pay a higher price than those too blinded by their own hatred to see the gathering clouds.

TDM

STUCK ON STUPID

The MSM, led by CNN, has been desperately praying to the God they don’t think exists that the Mueller Report will savage Donald Trump. They also hope and pray Mueller will find evidence of collusion and indict someone for that, but deep down they know this will never happen. But they still dream of Mueller pulling a Comey, where he announces that Trump is guilty as sin but he just doesn’t have enough evidence to indict. That isn’t going to happen either. If they were paying attention, they would already know this. Rosenstein told them exactly how this works. Mueller won’t say crap about anyone or anything unless they are indicted. He won’t even comment on his findings. He will simply say we found these crimes, we indicted people and we have convictions. If you have any questions, read the court docs.

His report to William Barr will provide details on the investigation. Those details will NEVER be released to the public or even to congress unless someone was charged with a crime. If anyone on Mueller’s team or in the DOJ releases those documents, without authorization, they will be charged with a felony. William Barr will not release the details because to do so would violate the law and DOJ policy. There will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by the usual suspects. It won’t matter.

The Mueller Report will land with an enormous thud. We will learn nothing more than what we know now, unless someone else is indicted. He will report that no one is charged for anything other than the legal documents filed with a court of law. Democrats, who were praying this would at least lead to other investigations will be horrified. Those who have been demanding that Mueller work without interference will immediately try to interfere. Those who have praised him will now trash him. Trump, who has called this a witch hunt, will thank Mueller for his service and gloat that he is exonerated.

It will soon become obvious to everyone who has been listening to the MSM that they got this all wrong, from day one. That this was, as Trump pointed out on many occasions, a major waste of time. Calling it a witch hunt is actually too generous. At least the witch hunts started with some evidence. While some will still pretend that all of the indictments by Mueller really matter, few will believe them. Only the die-hard KoolAid drinkers will even pretend to agree. Everyone else will just snicker and say: “right!

In a just world, people like Jeffrey Tobin, Don Lemon, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and a cast of thousands should resign in disgrace. If they don’t resign, they should be fired for incompetence. This is beyond embarrassing. This is just plain stupid. Seldom in world history have so many people been so repeatedly wrong and done such incredible damage to so few with such little ammunition. This has always been a joke, based on a lie by people who should never have been trusted in the first place.

Even liberal Democrats and the remaining adults in the MSM will start distancing themselves from the fools. They will have fewer friends than Jusse Smollett and Lori Loughlin. Just think about that. Even the kids Loughlin got into USC by spending massive bribes have turned on her. My favorite is her daughter who said she never wanted to go to college anyway. Ouch! Even SNL is going to start running skits slamming the conspiracy theorists. Odds are someone is already rehearsing for an Adam Schiff type character. I mean this is just too funny to ignore.

The closest thing we have ever had to this moment is when Geraldo Rivera broadcast opening the wall into a room containing nothing other than a couple of empty beer cans in a future search for Al Capone’s secret treasure. The difference is the Geraldo eventually recovered, somewhat. It is hard to imagine anyone taking these clowns seriously on any subject in the future. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool yourself, for years, like I said: “Stuck on Stupid.”

TDM

OFF THE DEEP END

I very seldom watch Fox News and it is rare for me to watch Sean Hannity. It is not that I dislike him, it is rather that he seems to repeat the same show over and over again. However, I have learned that Hannity has connections unavailable to anyone else. I suspect this is because of his total support of Donald Trump from day one. Hannity guessed right about that and he has been rewarded. It was Hannity who got the interview with Donald Trump after the Hanoi summit.

Now Hannity is reporting that indictments are coming with regard to what he refers to as the deep state. He has been promising things regarding this for a long time, but now he is saying action is imminent. It would be wise to pay attention, because Hannity’s predictions have a way of coming true.

In addition, there should be indictments. Even with the limited information already in the public domain, it is obvious there was a conspiracy to remove a sitting U.S. President. We know this from the congressional testimony already released. Even though much of this was redacted and the hearings were predictably chaotic, these were still very informative. We can be sure there is more, a lot more.

The real question at this time is who was involved in this conspiracy. Based on the testimony of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, this goes way beyond these two individuals. It certainly appears to involve Loretta Lynch and there is potential this extends into the Oval office. While liberals are hyperventilating about the possibility of Donald Trump refusing to leave office if he is defeated in 2020, they ignore the increasing evidence that Barack Obama ordered the DOJ, FBI and the intelligence agencies to interfere in the 2016 election. He definitely tried to sabotage Trump’s ability to govern when he announced sanctions against Russia shortly before leaving office. Obama has done everything possible to undermine Trump since leaving office. Contrast that with George W. Bush who refused to say anything negative about Obama when he left office. That continued even when Obama ordered our troops out of Iraq, something Bush warned him not to do, with disastrous consequences. Sadly, now even Bush feels compelled to take shots at Trump, but at least he is much more subtle than Obama.

I do think indictments are on the way. There are several reasons, besides what is reported on Hannity to believe that. One is the way William Barr stood next to the president and strong defended his executive order. Barr looks and acts like a man on a mission. Combine that with the statement by John Huber that he and Barr will hold the offenders accountable. Huber didn’t say anything while Sessions was AG. Perhaps he is speaking now because Barr, unlike Sessions, has not recused himself from the Russian collusion investigation.  Barr has now been AG long enough to have assembled his core team of people he trusts.

There are also hints that the MSM is hearing the same thing. They are starting to quietly back off the Russian collusion thing. Granted the usual suspects on CNN remain oblivious, but the real talent in the MSM is quietly distancing themselves. Even Ted Koppel said that Trump has reason to believe the MSM is out to get him. That was a remarkable admission by someone who knows the difference between a biased perspective and a conspiracy.

This came true faster than I thought possible. There are reports that Gregory B. Craig is about to be indicted. He was Obama’s White House Counsel. He was Bill Clinton’s Director of Policy planning. It turns out he was doing the same type of lobbying for a foreign country as Paul Manafort. As a matter of fact, he was hired by Manafort to write a report on behalf of Yanukovych. Wait, it gets better. He was investigated by, gasp, Loretta Lynch, who decided this was all legal and dropped the case. Sound familiar? Mueller, disagreed. He turned this case, along with Tony Podesta, brother of John Podesta, over to Federal prosecutors in New York. If, and this is a big if, Craig and/or Podesta are actually indicted, there will be more Democrats close to Obama indicted than Republicans close to Trump.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/03/19/top-obama-linked-lawyer-on-mueller-chopping-block-could-be-first-dem-indicted-under-probe-734602

If any of the already public information is correct, there should be indictments. If Trump had been involved, in any way, with the Uranium One deal he would have already been impeached and Republicans would have voted to remove him from office. If anyone remotely close to Trump had sent classified e-mails on a personal server, they would have been prosecuted. The MSM attacked Ivanka and Jared for using a personal e-mail account to send, shock, personal e-mails. Nothing was close to being classified, they forwarded news articles or political commentary.

Now there is a report that the Ukraine is investigating whether Paul Manafort’s private records were released at the request of the Clinton campaign to influence the 2016 election. It gets worse. It is alleged that the U.S. Embassy in the Ukraine played a key role in this. This is more than a little murky, because everything about the Ukraine is more than a little murky.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/435029-as-russia-collusion-fades-ukrainian-plot-to

So, for what it’s worth, here is my prediction. The Mueller report won’t even mention collusion with Russia by anyone. There will be no mention of Donald Trump at all. It will just summarize all the indictments and guilty pleas, pat itself on the back and move on. Democrats will loudly demand everything be released for the same reason they are demanding Trump’s tax returns. They NEED some kind of documentation so they can continue the quest for something resembling a crime by Donald Trump. They at least need something to embarrass him.

I think the spring and summer of 2019 will be filled with indictments and some if not the majority of them will be against democrats. I believe William Barr will expose the conspiracy in the FBI and he will clean house. I suspect John Huber already has cases ready for prosecution. I believe even the MSM will start reporting on this, primarily because it is too big of a story to ignore. A network, without ratings, has no advertisers which means it has no reason to exist. It is increasingly obvious, to the bean counters who count, that trashing Trump on a nightly basis no longer attracts viewers. Even liberals are turned off, because they are sick of the hysteria and wild promises that evaporate overnight.

The last two years were painful, but necessary. There was a desperate need to let the swamp self-identify. That period is now over. The investigation is about to go off the deep end.

TDM

COOL BABY

We are about to be inundated with ridiculous scientific studies blaming the seriously nasty winter weather on, gasp, climate change. They really mean global warming, but there has been no global warming since at least 2000, so they say climate change. Anyone who questions climate change is too stupid to get admitted to Harvard, unless they have parents willing to shell out about $500k minimum. But, when they say climate change, they really mean global warming, which is why they always talk about climate change raising global temperatures. They still have not figured out that the scientists promoting this nonsense changed from global warming to climate change for a reason. There actually is no evidence of global warming. Climate change, on the other hand, is guaranteed. It is also conveniently impossible to measure or even define. If it is too hot that proves climate change. If it is too cold, that proves climate change. If it is too dry, that proves climate change. If it is too wet, that proves climate change. Everything is caused by climate change and all climate change is miraculously caused by CO2 levels in the atmosphere. By switching from global warming to climate change, actual data is no longer relevant. Nothing can possibly be challenged because whatever happens is always because of climate change. Like I said: Perfect.

If the media reported this with ½ an ounce of integrity, two things would be beyond obvious. The sun has far more impact on our weather than something as minor as CO2 concentrations. Every legitimate scientist knows the “Little Ice Age” was the result of reduced energy from the sun. Look up the Maunder Minimum (1645 to 1715) and the Dalton Minimum (1790-1830). They could hardly have blamed CO2 because this was long before the industrial revolution. The primary source of CO2 during these previous cold periods was what we call exhaling. Every time you breathe, the result is that you exhale CO2.

Ironically we are headed toward another solar minimum, but scientists are too busy pretending we should be terrified of global warming to notice. It is actually pretty obvious that CO2 levels have little if any impact on global temperature. We know this because CO2 levels skyrocketed from 1940 to 1970. That was when the industrial revolution really took off. But, it wasn’t warmer, it was colder. A lot colder. So cold in fact that scientists were predicting another ice age.

It did get warmer, from 1970 to 2000, but that was probably because of increased sun spot activity. Sun spot activity started slowing down again around 1997 and the result has been close to zero increase in global temperature. Now, even NASA, which fully supported the global warming nonsense with falsified information, has noticed that there has been a lull in sun spot activity for about 18 years. The only evidence of global warming came from deliberately falsified data and exists only the delusional minds of the liberal left. NASA recently admitted that our atmosphere is “losing” heat energy and we could be heading toward a period of record cold. Kinda like this winter. Some are even predicting this will return to the Maunder Minimum levels which resulted in it snowing in Boston on the 4th of July and the Thames River freezing over. Some are saying it could be worse than that.

The following article explains this very well. It was written by Vijay Jayaraj (M.Sc., Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, England). (If only his parents could have afforded to buy his way into Harvard) That would be the same East Anglia considered to be the primary source of global warming theories.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/global_cooling_the_real_climate_threat.html

My prediction is that at some point even CNN will notice that it is actually getting colder. I can also predict that they will blame it on rising CO2 levels and their solution will be to get rid of the coal mines necessary to keep on the electricity. They will caution people to follow the example of Jimmy Carter and wear sweaters around the house while watching CNN by candle light. At some point even CNN may notice that it is hard to watch Cable Non-News without electricity.

My favorite joke of the day. Do you know what socialists used for light before they discovered candles? Answer: Electricity.

TDM

TURNING THE PAGE

Rep.  Doug Collins released a 370-page transcript of the deposition of former FBI Agent Lisa Page when she testified before congress last July. Here is the link to that transcript directly from his official House website:

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/Lisa%20Page%20interview%20Day%202.pdf

Mr. Collins will go down as a hero of the Republic. A lot of people did not want you to know what was in this transcript. Democrats certainly didn’t want you to know, for reasons which will be beyond obvious. The FBI and the DOJ didn’t want you to know, at least partly because this is beyond embarrassing. The MSM doesn’t want you to know because it details obstruction of justice regarding Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch. That totally destroys the liberal narrative

Warning this is a typical interview by congressional committee. That means it is blatantly partisan and unbelievably incompetent. If anyone really thinks congressional hearings are designed to provide oversight and disclose the truth, this transcript destroys that illusion.

But in spite of the best efforts to confuse the issue, this transcript still provides some very big bombshells. They should result in demands by the MSM to go into full Watergate mode. However, since the targets would be Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch, there is zero chance of that happening. Other people like those working for John Huber and the Inspector General will read this and act. So will Judicial Watch. This story is not going to go away anytime soon.

Page said that the Department of Justice was heavily involved in the Clinton e-mail investigation, including in the decision whether or not to even seek to do discovery. She specifically said that the DOJ made the decision not to use the gross negligence standard over the objections of the FBI. That includes over the objections of people like Peter Strzok who is virulently anti-Trump. This is what obstruction of justice looks like and it was done on Obama’s watch, by his DOJ. In addition, Page testified that the White House was directly briefed on the investigation, which begs the question: “What did the President know and when did he know it.” Remember that Nixon was removed from office because he helped cover-up a third-rate burglary. Hillary Clinton was guilty of literally threatening National Security.

What makes this testimony so compelling is that Lisa Page clearly hates Donald Trump and Democrats on the committee tried so desperately to confuse the issue and protect her. She really believed that the potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was a serious threat to national security. She just didn’t have any actual evidence of that. In some ways this is mindboggling, because she also admits that Donald Trump was never legitimately the subject of an investigation. It is stunningly inconsistent and intellectually dishonest at a level that is almost unbelievable.

The MSM will try desperately to downplay this story. But just this week Judicial Watch is deposing key witnesses with regard to both the Benghazi scandal and the Email server scandal. Those depositions, unlike this fiasco, will be done by highly skilled attorneys and the results are likely to be beyond explosive. Many people are going to have a choice between lying under oath or continuing to protect everything Clinton. It is unlikely that all of them will pull a Susan McDougal and go to jail to avoid answering questions that could incriminate Bill or Hillary Clinton.

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/10/us/susan-mcdougal-goes-to-jail-for-not-testifying-on-clinton.html

Bill Clinton is no longer president, no one really thinks Hillary Clinton will ever be president and testifying against them is now a legitimate option. This is particularly true when one considers that going to prison for lying under oath may result in one still being in prison after both Bill & Hillary are gone from this earth.

There is always a difference between speculation of what someone said and reading it in hard print. The fact that this transcript was published is literally turning the page on history and things will NEVER be the same.

TDM.

JUMPING TO COLLUSIONS

At least some people in the MSM have figured it out. If Robert Mueller reports that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a lot of people are in serious trouble. The leader of the pack is Adam Schiff, who loudly complained that Mueller must be allowed to investigate without interference. Now he is criticizing Mueller for not doing a thorough investigation No one is buying this.

https://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=422

The problem is that Mueller isn’t finding what Schiff wanted him to find. Instead there are reports that Mueller is not even investigating Trump. In spite of what you hear on CNN and the rest of the delusional MSM, the reality is that Mueller has not indicted anyone for collusion with Russia.  He did indict some obscure Russians, who are unlikely to ever show up for trial, but he did not accuse them of colluding with the Trump campaign. In fact, he did the exact opposite. He said that NO AMERICAN was involved.

The other, potentially bigger problem for Democrats, is that we now know exactly what Joe Huber has been investigating. Sessions set a letter to Huber asking him to investigate the request made by Bob Goodlatte. This was not exactly a secret, he wrote a letter to congress on March 8, 2018 explaining exactly what he did. Once again, the MSM is willfully blind. They start by pretending that the DOJ lied about the letter. This is an obvious attempt to discredit Huber. It is a strong signal they are terrified by this investigation.

While the MSM wants to pretend this was an unauthorized witch hunt, the opposite is clearly true. Read the document for yourself:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5764382-AO-DOJ-HuberDirective.html#document/p3/a485908

Session gave Huber the choice of even opening an investigation or assigning additional resources and whether or not to request the appointment of a special counsel.

There is zero chance the attempt to discredit Sessions and/or Huber has any merit.

Everyone assumes this is about Uranium One, but if you read the supporting documents it seems likely that this investigation has looked at several things done by the Clinton Foundation. It may stun people to realize that selling our uranium to Russia is far from the most serious allegation. There are reports that the Clinton Foundation provided access to some of our most important national defense secrets.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5764382-AO-DOJ-HuberDirective.html#document/p3/a485908

This article cites a lot of things that look like facts, including links to source documents. Compare that to the Russia Collusion allegations against Trump that have no source documents, no eye witness statements and no documented evidence. No one, other than Adam Schiff who considers Tea Leaves to be hard evidence and has produced nothing, has even said they have seen such evidence. Certainly, after two years of investigation, no one has been charged with this.

Now we learn that there is a mountain of evidence regarding the Clinton Foundation, it includes millions of dollars changing hands and it is a lot more serious than just influencing a Presidential election. If true, this is nothing short of a conspiracy to commit treason. While the Hillary Clinton campaign did collude with Russia during the 2016 election, it was limited in scope probably because they believed the MSM and thought this was in the bag. They suspected Trump of colluding with Russia because that is exactly what they were doing.

Recently John Huber released the following statement: “Bill Barr and I will hold offenders accountable and advance the rule of law.”

Perhaps Huber refused to testify before congress and answer their questions because he did not want anything to jeopardize his investigation. Think about how the MSM mischaracterized his initial appointment and just imagine what they would do if they thought Republicans in congress were exerting any direction or control over this investigation. If the Gateway Pundit has all these documents, then it is safe to assume that Huber has much, much more. His statement is what one would expect from a skilled prosecutor getting ready to announce indictments. He just met with his new boss and it sure looks like he was not only given the green light, he was given enthusiastic support.

Now imagine Bill and Hillary Clinton indicted with corruption and conspiracy to commit treason. The case against them is more obvious than the Jusse Smollett hoax. The FBI and the DOJ knew this, but they covered it up. The cover-up extends at least to Loretta Lynch and possibly to President Barack Obama.  Keep in mind that the same FBI pillars of virtue went nutzo investigating Trump for non-existent Russian Collusion based on information purchased from Russian intelligence by Hillary Clinton.

Now add in the disgusting case of  Ilhan Omar, who makes blatantly anti-Semitic remarks. Democrats in congress so terrified that they won’t even condemn her by name and they certainly won’t consider removing her from any committee assignments. At the same time everyone is literally freezing because of a brutal winter breaking cold temperature records, Democrats are trying to fight “global warming” by taking away our cars, asking us to give up airplanes and any form of meat. They, of course, give up nothing. By the way, they see nothing wrong with killing babies born alive.

Imagine this all breaks loose in the summer of 2019. The trials take place in the spring of 2020. It is even worse if the trials are delayed. Even CNN is forced to admit this looks bad. Now imagine your self-running for congress or any other office as a Democrat. There isn’t enough alcohol. Now take a moment and smile. Remember the words Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in 1863:

“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail.” Sometimes it seems to take too long, but the end is still inevitable.

TDM

THE SECRET STORM

It is important for everyone to understand that really secret things are really secret. That means if you know about something it probably isn’t real. If CNN reports on something, it almost certainly is not real. That is the whole point. The stuff that really matters is never willingly disclosed to the public. It is certainly never disclosed to someone as irresponsible as CNN.

The most recent issue is the alleged secret photograph of a North Korea Missile Base. This, according to the breathless anchors at CNN, means Trump is being snookered by Kim Jong-un. That is what they want to believe. It is what they desperately want you to believe. The only thing we can know for sure is that there are only two possibilities here. One is that someone committed treason and released highly classified information. The other is that these pictures reflect what the Trump administration wants you and possibly North Korea to know. In addition, if North Korea didn’t want us to know about this, do you think they would do this on an open site they know can be easily photographed. Please! Does anyone not working for CNN really believe this?

A smart person in North Korea will look at those pictures and recognize a stark warning. We know what you have and we can destroy it without notice. Frankly I have seen far higher quality satellite pictures decades ago. This can’t possible represent the best we can do. CNN, in their rush to be irresponsible, may actually be doing exactly what Trump wants them to do.

There are other things going on that are very secret. One is the investigation by John Huber. Even Republicans in congress are upset because he has not bothered to interview the usual suspects. Some have even speculated that Huber is doing nothing and investigating nothing. That seems to be the least likely outcome. In reality the most dangerous investigations are the ones you don’t read about. When the FBI was after Robert Hanssen they used a top secret unit. Only people directly involved with the unit even knew it existed. Robert Hanssen learned about this when he was arrested. The rest of us and the rest of the FBI learned about this when the FBI issued a press release on February 18, 2001 announcing the arrest of Robert Hanssen.

The point is that if Huber is doing serious work, odds are high that no one outside of his team has a clue. He definitely would not make the mistake of interviewing high profile individuals who have already testified under oath before congress. That does not mean there is no monitoring or surveillance of these individuals. In fact, the opposite may be true. The lack of public information may be more indicative of the seriousness of the process.

Ask yourself a question. Suppose you were Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions. You inherited an FBI where some if not most of the senior people at the FBI were engaged in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. What would you do? You certainly would not ignore this. That would not be an option. Odds are you would try to isolate these people, stop the plot and investigate them without alerting them to what was really happening. If the goal was to stop the plot, the appointment of Robert Mueller may have achieved that goal. Then you might have let the conspirators continue to meet and plot, because your ultimate goal was to totally destroy them.

On April 4, 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught guarding a cache of explosives placed under the House of Lords. The goal was to destroy the House of Lords, to assassinate King James 1 and replace him with a catholic monarch. There was a recent documentary about this proposing that the plot was actually discovered quite a while before April 4th. It was allowed to grow and expand until the arrest was even more dramatic.  That is probably true, because an October 26 letter alerted authorities to the plot and there are indications they may have known about it before that letter was even written. The plot was not made public until after Guy Fawkes was caught carrying matches with 36 barrels of gunpowder stacked next to him. All of the conspirators were arrested. They were executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.

A Puritan Member of Parliament suggested that the King was spared by divine intervention. The result was that Parliament passed the Observance of November 5th as a day of thanksgiving that the plot was not successful. This was the beginning of the Guy Fawkes Day celebrations, which were at least originally designed to celebrate the failure of the plot. More recently there have been attempts to portray Guy Fawkes as some kind of revolutionary and hero. Guy Fawkes masks have even showed up at Occupy Wall Street protests. This is consistent with the recent elevation of people like Che Guevara to revolutionary saint status. Both were in fact extremely brutal and largely unsuccessful criminals.

I have a sense that there is a secret storm brewing and that most of what you see and hear is just noise produced by the naïve, biased and ill informed. The real battle is likely being fought in secret, behind closed doors. When and only when, this is done, will we learn the full scope of what happened. The results are likely to be beyond explosive.

TDM

THE INSANE ASYLUM

Leaders in the Democratic Party have a huge problem. They have been pretending that up is down and right is wrong for so long that a significant percentage of their base totally believes in this utter nonsense. The result is that anything resembling a moderate Democrat has zero chance in winning the Democratic nomination and may even have problems winning a local primary. While most of us watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with astonishment at her incredible ignorance and the pure stupidity of all she proposes, much of the Democrat base is too busy worshiping to notice.

The result is that even though the crisis at our border is beyond dispute, Democrats tried to pretend there was no problem at all. Their fawning buddies in the New York Times chimed right in with incredibly stupid reports based on ridiculous assumptions. But the facts are so obvious that even the New York Times has published an article admitting there is a crisis:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/border-crossing-increase.html

Today there was jaw dropping testimony before congress proving that the crisis on our borders is all too real. If the following report in the Daily Caller is accurate, the problem is worse than anyone imagined:

https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/03/06/whats-happening-border-illegal-immigrant-arrivals/

So, while Democrats and their even dumber RINO Republican soul mates are trying to stop Donald Trump from declaring an emergency, our lying eyes still see the obvious emergency.

We have the bizarre situation where Democrats in the House cannot even bring themselves to protest blatant anti-Semitic remarks by Ilhan Omar. The reasoning is that the House has not condemned racist and bigoted remarks by Donald Trump. The problem is that Donald Trump hasn’t actually made any racist or bigoted remarks. While the MSM and liberal Democrats routinely take his comments wildly out of context and then claim he is the one creating all the hate speech, the opposite is true. Most of the hate speech is coming from the liberal left, not conservatives. It is not people with MAGA hats beating up on gay people; it is rather liberals beating up on people wearing MAGA hats.

This is becoming increasingly obvious. So obvious that at some point even CNN may notice.  A lot of the alleged racism and support of white supremacy came from Trump’s comments following the Charlottesville protest. Trump said there were fine people on both sides. So the NYT sent a reporter down there to try and find some of these find people. They did, wrote a story about it, then buried the lead.No one else in the MSM noticed that Trump was telling the truth.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2017/08/17/new-york-times-charlottesville-protesters-not-white-supremacists-nazis/

Good people can go to Charlottesville,” said Michelle Piercy, a night shift worker at a Wichita, Kan., retirement home, who drove all night with a conservative group that opposed the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

After listening to Mr. Trump on Tuesday, she said it was as if he had channeled her and her friends — all gun-loving defenders of free speech, she said, who had no interest in standing with Nazis or white supremacists: ”It’s almost like he talked to one of our people.”

Conservatives like Ms. Piercy, who have grown only more emboldened after Charlottesville, believe that the political and media elite hold them and Mr. Trump to a harsh double standard that demands they answer for the sins of a radical, racist fringe. They largely accept Mr. Trump’s contention that these same forces are using Charlottesville as an excuse to undermine his presidency, and by extension, their vote.

The pattern has been repeated ad infinitum.  If Trump says some of the people crossing the border are bad people, which is clearly a fact, he is accused of insulting all Hispanics. If he bans people emigrating from Muslim countries, where there actually are Muslim extremists and vetting is impossible, he is portrayed as insulting all Muslims. The real reason congress cannot condemn Trump for all his racist bigoted remarks is they he hasn’t actually done that.

On the other hand, the remarks by Ms. Omar are most definitely anti-Semitic and she still bristles at the thought that this country should support Israel. There are two problems with the pot calling the kettle black. First, the traditional problem of the pot being equally back. Second, the more severe problem when the kettle isn’t actually black at all.

This is what happens when the inmates take over the institution. The insane liberal left wing has now seized total control of the Democratic Party. Since they only listen to each other, they believe this is brilliant. It is not brilliant. It is actually insane. Some of you wonder if the American people are really this stupid. The answer is no, they think a lot like you. The majority of Americans, including Democrats, are not this stupid. Only the far left fringe buys this crap. Democrats are likely to learn this the hard way in the 2020 election.

TDM