QUESTIONS

Sometimes the most important question is the one no one bothers to ask.  Like when Nixon was asked whether or not there was any kind of recording device in the oval office.  Yesterday, someone asked a simple question that was ignored.  Who leaked the Donald Trump Jr. e-mails to the New York Times?  Unlike Hillary Clinton, the Trump organization seems to have pretty good internet security.  We aren’t exactly seeing a lot of private Donald Trump e-mails being published in WikiLeaks.  It also seems unlikely that anyone close to Donald Trump Jr. would be in a position to gain access to those e-mails, particularly after more than a year. Yet obviously the New York Times obtained access to them, somehow.  It has been widely reported that Donald Trump Jr. released those e-mails ONLY after he learned that the New York Times had a copy.

In view of this, I came up with five questions I think should be asked over and over again until someone comes up with an acceptable answer.

  • How did the New York Times get a copy of Donald Trump Jr.’s e-mail?

 

Was this done by the NSA?  If they did, who authorized them to unmask this e-mail?  Is this further evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped?

  • If this was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, why did this Russian lawyer spend so much time with Democrats?

 

She has numerous contacts with the DNC dating back years.  She was escorted around Washington, D.C. by Ron Dellums.  Her visa may have been personally approved by Loretta Lynch.  She is sitting in the front row, behind Obama’s ambassador to Russia, McFaul, days after the meeting with Donald Trump, Jr.

  • Which is worse?  Saying you would like to get dirt from Russia regarding your opponent.  Or actively working with Russia to leak dirt on your opponent.

 

The Russia dossier, thoroughly discredited, appears to have been generated with significant input from the KGB.  The person who created this report, Christopher Steele, was funded by anti-Trump Republicans and later by Hillary supporters.  John McCain sent an aide to England to pick up a “hard copy” of the report and gave it to that pillar of integrity, James Comey.  Comey may even had paid Christopher Steele to keep up the good work.  This fake document, so bad even CNN wouldn’t touch it, appears to be the sole basis of the Russia collusion investigation.

  • Why is no one in the main stream media even considering the possibility of collusion between the Clinton campaign and Russia?

 

The following article by Investor’s Business Daily is stunning:

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/democrats-real-pervasive-collusion-with-russia-somehow-lost-in-medias-hysterical-anti-trump-campaign/

None of this is disputed, it is just ignored.

  • What is the purpose of a free press if it ignores well documented scandals when they involve Democrats and rushes to judgment on a daily basis with any story that criticizes Donald Trump, without regard to any actual facts?

 

Donald Trump may be right when he says this is worse than fake news, it is fraudulent news.

TDM

CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD

The Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with the female Russian lawyer was politically naïve and stupid.  It is another unforced error and will again distract this administration.  However, the main stream media, including Fox News has this all wrong.  The problem for the self designated cultured elete is that they continually over estimate their own intellect and underestimate the American people.  This may be difficult for the experts to understand, but for the rest of us this is really simple.

Donald Trump, Jr. got an e-mail saying Russia wanted to help the campaign and this person could provide documents and information regarding Hillary’s connections with Russia.  Need I point out that if Donald Trump, Jr. or anyone else in the Trump campaign really had secret channels with Russia, they wouldn’t need this kind of meeting?  On the other hand it sure looks like Hillary is the one with some questionable Russian connections.

Of course Donald Trump, Jr would have loved to get some good dirt on Hillary.  What is remarkable is that Donald Trump, Jr, unlike the main stream media, quickly realized there were no facts here, so he moved on.

If that is not enough, it turns out that this lawyer has already been interviewed on TV and she clearly has zero relationship with the Russian government.

The truth is really obvious to those who are not dazzled by the illusion of their own brilliance.  Senator Tim Kaine has already accused Donald Trump, Jr. of treason.  Seriously? The main stream media will over-react and just expose themselves to another round of self-inflicted wounds.  In the meantime the rest of us, who can see this for what it is are wondering, once again, “are they really this stupid or do they just hope we are this stupid.”

TDM

THE JITTERBUG

I used to love fishing for bass. My favorite lure was called a jitterbug. It traveled on top of the water, made a louse noise and wobbled. Since it traveled on top of the water, it rarely snagged. But the real beauty was the way fish responded to it. It would drive the bass crazy and they would literally leap out of the water in an attempt to deliver a lethal blow. The usual result was a dead bass and a delicious supper.

When reflecting on this it suddenly dawned on me that President Trump is using his tweeter account as an electronic jitterbug. I suspect that Trump sends these out deliberately; laughing because he knows the main stream media simply cannot ignore the bait. They launch into furious attacks desperately trying to destroy the jitterbug and end up just exposing themselves as irrational and out of control.

This is actually hysterical if you think about it. Trump lured Mika and Joe into postponing their vacation and putting on a rebuttal show that was beyond pathetic. These silly people were shrieking insult after insult at Donald Trump about his inability to restrain himself. Think of the irony here. Trump sent out a 140 character tweet and the Morning Joe puts on an hour shriek fest in a failed attempt to prove that Trump is the one out of control.

Now Trump forwarded an obviously fake video and liberals are convinced the end is near.  It showed an obviously fake Trump punching out an obviously fake CNN logo. It was stupid, but that was the point.

There are people who can and should tell Trump to tone it down. None of them work at CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC or NBC. None of them work at the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times or the Washington Post. If you don’t like the jitterbug, stop attacking it, because the whole point of the lure is to get people to set the hook on themselves.

Trump will stop using the jitterbug when it stops working.

TDM

ANDREW MCBETH

While the main stream media was hyperventilating about the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, they missed something really big. Instead of looking at James Comey and Donald Trump, perhaps they should have been focusing on Andrew McCabe.  This is from Circa News which, unlike CNN, has a reputation for checking sources and verifying information::

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/30/acting-fbi-boss-andrew-mccabe-faces-pressure-probes-uncertain-future.html

It is alleged that McCabe personally told lower-level FBI investigators to “stand down” in their inquiry into whether illegal influence-peddling or financial crimes were being committed at the Clinton Foundation.

There are numerous reports that Jill McCabe’s losing campaign for a Virginia state Senate seat received $700,000 from Clinton allies.  McCabe was appointed Deputy Director of the FBI on January 29, 2016.  While James Comey was the face of the FBI, Andrew McCabe was the one actually running the show.  That means McCabe was the one responsible for managing the investigation of the Clinton e-mails and the corruption in the Clinton Foundation.  This looks like a case study with regard to conflict of interest.

McCabe is acting Director of the FBI, but Trump has not fired him.  If anything, Trump has been remarkably silent about him.  This reminds me of his response when Syria used chemical weapons.  He didn’t respond with a tweet, he sent cruise missiles.  Just Saying!.

TDM

THE REAL HEAT WAVE

It is really hot here in the Sacramento area.  Yesterday we spent a lot of time in the pool.  Then, late in the evening, we spend some time on the patio.  It was nearly 10 o’clock at night, the sun was long gone, and it was still hot.  We turned on the news and found out it was still 99 degrees out.  Several people make jokes about how global warming may be true after all.

The reality is that scientists actually know a lot about why we get this kind of weather.  It turns out to have nothing to do with Global Warming at all, The real culprit turns out to be:  WAVENUMBER-5.  What?  You live in California.  You endured all those droughts, wet winters and heat waves and you never even heard of wavenumber-5?  Well, weather (I know, I know) you believe in wavenumber-5 or not, it explains a lot.

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-scientists-link-california-droughts-distinctive.html

Wavenumber-5 consists of five pairs of alternating high- and low-pressure features that encircle the globe about six miles (10 kilometers) above the ground. It is a type of atmospheric phenomenon known as a Rossby wave, a very large-scale planetary wave that can have strong impacts on local weather systems by moving heat and moisture between the tropics and higher latitudes as well as between oceanic and inland areas and by influencing where storms occur.

It turns out that wavenumber-5 is not exactly a new development, it is just newly discovered.

To determine the degree to which the wave pattern influenced the California drought, Teng and Branstator used three specialized computer models, as well as California rainfall records and 20th century data about global atmospheric circulation patterns. The different windows into the atmosphere and precipitation patterns revealed that the formation of a ridge by the California coast is associated with the emergence of the distinctive wavenumber-5 pattern, which guides rain-producing low-pressure systems so that they travel well north of California.

This must be fake science; because there is no hint that wavenumber-5 is caused by CO2 or even hydrocarbons.  What if we wasted all this money studying Global Warming when we should have been focusing on wavenumber-5?  Oops…there’s the problem.  Even Governor Brown came up empty trying to find a way to tax wavenumber-5.

TDM

THE TWITTER WAR

We are in the midst of a civil war.  The liberal left is, once again, trying to conduct a silent coup against a Republican President they despise.  In 1972 they did this to Richard Nixon, successfully.  An unholy alliance between the left wing of the Democratic Party and the main stream media turned the nothing burger of the Watergate Burglary into obstruction of justice.  The Washington Post launched an all-out assault on the President of the United States investigating anything and everything until finally they lured Richard Nixon into ordering a cover-up to shut them up.  They then turned this into the crime of the century.

The liberal left is trying the same tactic to remove Donald Trump.  But this is 2017, not 1972 and the main stream media no longer controls the way Americans get information.  The President of the United States is Donald Trump and not Richard Nixon.  Nixon was a lawyer and he tried to fight in the legal arena.  Trump will not make that mistake.  He knows that there is not and never will be a legal case for charging him with obstruction of justice, but that will not stop liberals from putting him on trial.  Well-meaning but dangerously wrong advisors are telling Trump to shut down his twitter and let his attorney’s handle this legal battle.  Trump knows better.  He knows this isn’t a legal battle at all.  This is a political battle for the hearts and minds of the American people.  He will fight this on the battlefield of his choice, not theirs!

Abraham Lincoln used 272 words to deliver the Gettysburg Address.  That speech changed the way the country viewed the civil war.  Trump is changing the world and he doesn’t even need 272 words, he only uses 140 characters.

If you read his twitters they are brilliant.  They are brilliant because Trump is able to tell us what he really thinks in the blink of an eye.  While the liberal left routinely accuses him of lying, the opposite is true.  Trump’s tweets are so powerful because of their brutal honesty.  His twitters today are a splendid example:

“After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my “collusion” with the Russians,” nobody has been able to show any proof.  Sad!

The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media – over 100 million people!  I can go around them.

Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America the economic & job numbers are great.  Regulations are way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!

I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director.  Witch Hunt.

The news media believes they are on the verge of success in their plot to remove Trump from office.  They are wrong.  We are engaged in a great civil war, but it will be fought on twitter not in the main stream media.  A 70 year old man is schooling the young progressives on how to really use social media.  It’s a beautiful thing.  Sooner than you can imagine the liberal left will find itself standing alone in the middle of the field surrounded by no spectators wondering, again, how they lost to this clown.  At some point they may figure out that Trump beat them because he never even played the game.

GUM CONTROL

After every shooting liberal democrats make a mad rush to the nearest microphone to scream out demands for more gun control.  Gun control is not a solution to this type of violence.  Gun control only takes guns away from people who are not a problem.  The only reason this didn’t turn into a real massacre is that GOP Rep Scalise had armed security and they took action.

In order to fix the problem we need to fix the blame.  It should be no surprise that someone would respond to the hate speech on CNN, MSNBC, CBS and ABC every night by acting violently.  We have already seen this on the streets of Berkley and Portland, Oregon.  We have seen it all over the country.  This is why Kathy Griffin thought it would be cool to pose with the severed head of Donald Trump.  This is why Fareed Zakaria praised the mockery of a Shakespearean play clearly showcasing a mock assassination of Donald Trump.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/17414/cnns-fareed-zakaria-hails-trump-assassination-play-john-nolte

Unlike liberals, our solution must not be to become intolerant and suppress free speech.  The only real solution is to confront those who are inciting violence with the fruits of their deception.  My suggestion is that we launch a Gum Control campaign.  We can start by setting up a go-fund-me account to buy mirrors for the folks at CNN.

TDM

LITTLE THINGS, MEAN A LOT

I have read the transcripts of numerous depositions during my years managing litigation for a major corporation.  There is often testimony that seems very credible and it is hard to know who is telling the truth and who is lying.  I have seen some very convincing liars. But even the most skilled liar is often tripped up by things that seem trivial.  The problem is that they often make serious errors in answering routine questions.  People who are telling the truth do not have this problem, because they don’t have to remember a narrative, they just tell the truth.  People who are lying try to fit their response into a rehearsed narrative and they often make mistakes when answering a question they are not expecting.

This is exactly what happened to James Comey, on at least three occasions.  The first was when Senator Kamala Harris asked him what she clearly considered to be a softball question:

“So was there any kind of memorandum issued from the attorney general or the Department of Justice to the FBI outline the parameters of his recusal?”

Comey said: “Not that I’m aware of”

This should have been an easy question for Comey, but instead he claimed he did not remember seeing any kind of memorandum issued from the Attorney General or the Department of Justice. Comey’s answer doesn’t make sense and the DOJ quickly released an official press release to set the record straight.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-issues-statement-testimony-former-fbi-director-james-comey

It is impossible to read Comey’s testimony on this subject without realizing he was lying.

Another instance came when Senator Susan Collins asked him an important question.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=transcript+of+comey+admitting+he+leaked+memos&view=detail&mid=15AF8C97919F36DAAE0D15AF8C97919F36DAAE0D&FORM=VIRE

Question: “did you show copies of your e-mails to anyone outside of the Department of Justice.”

Comey answered “yes”

That was bad enough, but then Comey tried to justify this by saying he did this in response to a tweet by President Trump.  The problem is that the New York Times published articles based on leaked information before the Trump tweet. In his haste to stick to a narrative that puts Comey in the best possible light, it sure looks like Comey got his facts wrong.

Comey also tried to justify his decision to document every conversation with Trump.  He testified that he did not do that with either President Obama or President Bush. That is demonstrably false.  This is well documented by Law Newz:

http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/comey-was-before-congress-to-indict-trump-instead-he-might-have-indicted-himself/

Comey has been crowing about his meeting with George W. Bush for years.  But in his haste to slam Trump he apparently forgot his prior testimony and said something that is simply not true.

On the other hand, Donald Trump is saying he is willing to testify under oath.  I doubt that Trump would have said this without clearance from his attorney and he would not have been given such clearance unless they know “exactly” what was said.

Although the main stream media constantly accuses Trump of sending tweets that are lies, I cannot find a single instance where Donald Trump was forced to retract anything he said in a tweet.

Most famously he tweeted that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower.  The main stream media went nuts, because in their opinion this proved Trump was a liar.  But Trump has never backed down from this claim.  When researching this it became obvious that the strongest evidence that Trump was lying came from public testimony by James Comey.  This is the same James Comey who was just caught lying under oath.

Perhaps someone in the main stream media will eventually figure out the obvious.  James Comey has been caught in several obvious and well documented lies.  Since he lies so convincingly how can they be sure he is telling the truth about anything.  Are they sure they want to continue riding across the political desert on this highly suspect horse?

TDM

 

 

COMEY’S COMET

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet

“A comet is an icy small Solar System body, that when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gasses, a process called outgassing.”

There is an old saying: “it is better to stay silent and have people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and prove it.” Comey made a huge mistake by testifying publicly under oath today and he is likely to pay a very high price for this mistake.

Democrats will interpret this meeting as proof Trump obstructed justice. The opposite is true.  If anything, this exonerated Trump. Republicans, sadly, will wait to see which way the wind is blowing before they make up their minds.  In reality this was nothing more and nothing less than a public “outgassing” by a pissed off former employee.

The main stream media missed the entire point.  They thought that Trump was going to respond by becoming defensive because Comey said Trump lied.  However, the only lie, according to Comey, was when Trump criticized Comey’s reputation at the FBI. Comey offered zero proof that anything Trump said was a lie, other than the obvious fact that Comey was insulted.

Trump sent out his attorney, Marc Kasowitz and it was the opposite of defensive.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2017/live-updates/trump-white-house/james-comey-testimony-what-we-learn/?utm_term=.3727e337f3b2

He pointed out, correctly that Comey admitted that not only did Trump not impede the investigation, he said “it would be good to find out in that investigation if there were some satellite associates of his who did something wrong.” This is an admission under oath that Trump not only did not impede the investigation, he encouraged it.

Comey also admitted that he did tell Trump that he was not under investigation on at least three occasions and Comey knows of no current investigation of Trump.

But it gets worse. Comey testified to actions taken personally by him that may be a criminal act:

Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President.  The leaks of this privileged information began no later than March 2017 when friends of Mr. Comey have stated he disclosed to them the conversations he had with the President during their January 27, 2017 dinner and February 14, 2017 White House meeting.  

Comey has now turned over his notes to the Special Prosecutor.  That is an admission under oath that he considered these to be privileged conversations that should be handled appropriately.  He can’t both give his notes to the press and then claim they can only be entrusted to a Special Counsel.

It gets even worse,  Kasowitz provided evidence that Comey lied under oath:

Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified.  He also testified that immediately after he was terminated he authorized his friends to leak the contents of these memos to the press in order to “prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”  

Although Mr. Comey testified he only leaked the memos in response to a tweet, the public record reveals that the New York Times was quoting from these memos the day before the referenced tweet, which belies Mr. Comey’s excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information and appears to entirely retaliatory.  We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated. 

Finally he drove a nail into the Comey coffin:

In sum, it is now established that there the President was not being investigated for colluding with the or attempting to obstruct that investigation.  As the Committee pointed out today, these important facts for the country to know are virtually the only facts that have not leaked during the long course of these events.

Kasowitz made a crucial point.  The only thing that wasn’t leaking out of the Russia investigation was the FACT that no one was investigating Donald Trump and he wasn’t obstructing any investigation.  CNN may not understand that, but my guess is that the American people will.

I don’t think we will see much of James Comey for some time, because he is about to lawyer up and the first thing any smart legal counsel will do is tell him to shut up.

TDM

GOING, GOING, GONE

The Senate Judiciary Committee sent a bi-partisan letter to Comey asking him to answer seven questions and to provide his notes regarding his conversations with Trump and others.  Comey refused because he “is a private citizen.  That makes no sense.  In my opinion, it is very close to Comey refusing to answer the questions based on the 5th amendment.  It totally destroys his credibility.

http://circa.com/politics/accountability/former-fbi-director-james-comey-refuses-to-answer-senate-judiciary-committee-questions

Comey also refused to testify in closed session.  One has to ask why?  We already know Comey loves the spotlight.  But perhaps another reason is that testifying publicly allows Comey to decline to answer questions he doesn’t like because of “classified information.”

Comey has already testified, under oath, that Trump did not interfere with the Russian investigation.  If he thought Trump was obstructing justice and he didn’t inform congress, he committed a crime.  The best he can say now is that upon further reflection, he now believes Trump was trying to influence him.  If he says that at least one Senator is going to ask him about those memos.

Comey also has another problem.  He was fired on May 9th.  Less than one month later, the FBI has already arrested someone for leaking classified information.  This begs the question: why didn’t this happen while Comey was director of the FBI.  The leaking of the Michael Flynn conversation was a crime.  Comey never seemed interested.  He was so obsessed with seeking the Russian collusion rainbow that he ignored the clear and present danger to national security going on under his nose. The Washington Post and the New York Times reported that the real reason Trump fired Comey was because he would not investigate leaks of classified information.  Based on the arrest yesterday, it looks like Trump got it right.

I predict the hearing will be a major bust.  Comey will say very little and he will be caught in numerous contradictions.  He will spend more time avoiding questions than giving answers.  The main stream media, in their lust for a bombshell are likely to grossly exaggerate the slightest hint that Trump might be investigated for something.  For example Comey is very likely to refuse to answer a question because it involves an ongoing criminal investigation.  The main stream media will assume that means Trump, because they want to believe that.  That will, of course, be nonsense, but this is what we have learned to expect whenever Comey opens his mouth.

In the meantime more and more people, in both political parties, want both James Comey and Hillary Clinton to do the same thing.  Sit down, shut up and go away.

TDM