There are few stories more intriguing than the unexplained murder of Seth Rich. The following article is very interesting:

The main stream media has shown zero interest in this story.  Part of the problem is that the MSM wants to believe that Russia hacked the DNC server.If the DNC e-mails were provided to WikiLeaks by Seth Rich, than the entire Russia collusion narrative looks like a naïve fairy tale.

Although the MSM allegedly believes the intelligence community investigated this and proved that Russia hacked the DNC server that is not accurate. The DNC server was never subject to a forensic evaluation by the FBI or the NSA.  The only analysis was done by CrowdStrike, which was retained by the DNC.

Guccifer actually claimed responsibility for hacking the DNC servers. He also said it was such an easy hack that lot’s of other people did the same thing.  If the rumors that John Podesta’s password was “password” that is pretty easy to believe.

Note the parsed response from CrowdStrike to this allegation.

“CrowdStrike stands fully by its analysis and findings identifying two separate Russian intelligence-affiliated adversaries present in the DNC network in May 2016. On June 15, 2016 a blog post to a WordPress site authored by an individual using the moniker Guccifer 2.0 claiming credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee. This blog post presents documents alleged to have originated from the DNC.

“Whether or not this posting is part of a Russian Intelligence disinformation campaign, we are exploring the documents’ authenticity and origin. Regardless, these claims do nothing to lessen our findings relating to the Russian government’s involvement, portions of which we have documented for the public and the greater security community.”

CrowdStrike did not deny that the DNC servers were hacked by Guccifer. Other qualified experts who reviewed the documentation supplied by CrowdStrike gave an opinion that the files were downloaded to a flash drive or a portable hard drive.  That makes sense.  Anyone who has ever downloaded a large file from the internet knows this can take a long time.  Downloading thousands of e-mails over the internet seems highly unlikely, unless you are a reporter for CNN.

We don’t know why Seth Rich’s parents are opposed to having their son’s murder investigated but this reminded me of a personal experience many years ago.  A friend of mine was a sales representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan. He discovered that he could visit local Teamster union operations and quote them health insurance coverage with significant savings.  One day he got a friendly visit from two nice gentlemen who thought he might like to know that he was taking business away from an insurance agency owned by Jimmy Hoffa’s wife.  They did not threaten him, but he got the message and never called on another Teamsters union.

The only thing certain is that the main stream media has zero interest in this story, or any other story that has the potential to be damaging to the Clintons.  On the other hand, there is no negative story about Donald Trump that they will not rush to publish without regard to actual facts.  If the facts were slightly different and Seth Rich was a Republican with connections to the RNC, this story would be front page on every newspaper and the lead story on every news broadcast.  Sadly, no one in the MSM seems to give any consideration to the damage they are doing to their own credibility.  They show even less interest in doing the right thing with regard to the murder of Seth Rich.



Incredibly, after more than a year in office, the main stream media has not learned its’ lesson regarding Donald Trump and his tweets.  They still think he is an angry and delusional man blinded by anger writing stupid stuff.

Here are the actual Trump tweets:

Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!

No one appears to dispute these facts.

Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?

Trump knew all about McCabe from day one.  Odds are he spent as little time with McCabe as possible and that there was always someone else present.

Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source…or known someone else to be an anonymous source…?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.

Although the main stream media claims this misinterprets the Comey quote that is not true.  McCabe said he had permission to leak certain things to the press. McCabe’s attempt to deflect blame from himself may have incriminated Comey.

The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!

Trump has a point.  Even if Mueller found the ultimate smoking gun, he no longer has any credibility.

The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!

This is accurate.  The main stream media is missing the point that the people who investigated McCabe and recommended his termination are not partisan appointees.  There is likely to be clear documentation of the facts.

As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp

This also is increasingly obvious.

Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!

The main stream media missed the point.  Trump said this was a great day for the men and women of the FBI. He is right about that. If the reports about the systemic bias and corruption at the top levels of the FBI are true, then a lot of FBI agents are probably celebrating.

I am reminded that Trump knows things that we do not know.  Notice the lack of typos.  Each tweet is cleverly designed to make a point.  Odds are these weren’t even written by Trump, they were written by his legal counsel.

Once again Trump has the main stream media hyperventilating.  Trump would never consider firing Mueller because he knows that the Mueller investigation has been hopelessly compromised.  He would like it to end, but he wants the entire investigation to end.  The worst-case scenario for Trump is not Mueller continuing to investigate, it would be to have Mueller replaced with someone who has credibility.

In the meantime, John Brennan, James Comey and Andrew McCabe have all exploded with outrage and they are the ones saying stupid things.  They look and act desperate.

Trump is probably having a good time.  The liberal left wants to believe in the wildly emotional and out of control Donald Trump.  That is exactly what he wants them to believe.  It is why he is having Tweet Dreams while they are experiencing a terminal case of fop sweat.



On November 4, 2016, Elijah E. Cummings and John Conyers, Jr. requested the Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U. S. Department of Justice  investigate FBI leaks regarding the Clinton e-mail scandal.

As recently as December 2016, Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI was defending Andrew McCabe.  That changed on January 29, 2017, when Wray was allowed access to the 4-page FISA memo.  Wray saw more than that.  He also saw the underlying documentation supporting that memo and he saw the IG report.  Wray was allegedly shocked by what he saw and within hours McCabe was on terminal leave.

FBI Director Wray send a message to all FBI employees with the following statement:

“It would be inappropriate for me to comment on specific aspects of the IG’s review right now,” Wray said in the message. “But I can assure you that I remain staunchly committed to doing this job, in every respect, ‘by the book.’ I will not be swayed by political or other pressure in my decision making.”

The official report of that investigation has not been released yet, but the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility reviewed that report and recommended that former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, be fired.  It is significant that they made this decision knowing that firing him now would deprive him of his pension.

It would be foolish to believe that either FBI Director Christopher Wray or the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility would have made these decisions absent clear and incontrovertible evidence.

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Session fired Andrew McCabe and he gave a written statement explaining his decision:

The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.  As the OPR proposal stated, ‘all FBI employees know that lacking candor under oath results in dismissal and that our integrity is our brand.’ 

Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”

According to Session, the OPR report said that Andrew McCabe lied under oath. He also said that the Department senior career office recommended that McCabe be fired.  This means that Rod Rosenstein recommended termination.

Attorney General Sessions referred to another DOJ investigation being run outside of Washington.  That means Sessions has more information that has never leaked to the press.  He knew that firing McCabe would set off a political fire storm.  That is why he waited until he had all the facts before making his final decision.  Unless he is hopelessly incompetent, he has the facts to support his decision.

The most vocal voices supporting McCabe are James Comey, Eric Holder and John Brennan.  All of them face potential legal problems of their own.  John Brennan said Donald Trump is a demagogue heading for the dustbin of history, but he didn’t site a single fact to support his opinion.  Eric Holder said it was dangerous and cruel to fire McCabe, but he admitted he did not know anything about the substance.  James Comey said he will tell his story in his book, but he also didn’t dispute a single fact.

This means the investigation arrogantly ordered by Cummings and Conyers appears to have completely backfired. Not only did it come up short on the stated goal of finding corrupt FBI officials leaking information to support Donald Trump, the corruption appears to have all been by those who supported Hillary Clinton.





When I was in the service, I had a very high security clearance.  Even to this day, I never discuss highly classified information.  Neither does anyone else who really knows.  It is quite simple.  The really important stuff is handled by people who are trained to keep secrets and these things almost never leak.  The thing that continues to impress me is how little really classified information is ever leaked.  Most of the “leaks” come from people who don’t actually have access to the facts.

The principle that is followed is quite simple: “need to know.”  Even if someone has the right security clearance, they are not automatically granted access to information.  In addition to having the proper clearance they must have a “need to know” this information.  None of the people I worked with would ever have considered any news source to fit the requirements of a need to know.

The reason I mention this is that recent reports indicate that the FBI has a special team investigating the Clinton Foundation. Attorney General Jeff Session acknowledged this.  There are some further details in the report by Sara Carter:

All we really know is that the FBI interviewed this informant.  We don’t know what he was asked and we don’t know what was said.  No one really involved in this investigation is likely to leak anything.  Even the attorney representing William Campbell did not discuss her client’s testimony; she just refuted the defamatory leaks about her client from Democrats who participated in congressional hearings:

“The Democratic memorandum “falsely accuses Mr. Campbell of criminal conduct, alleging that he had taken “kickbacks from [the Russian] firm before he was authorized to do so,” Toensing stated.

“Mr. Campbell never took one kickback, not a one,” she added. “He paid for the kickbacks, under FBI direction, out of the salary he received.  In fact, these payments, totaling about $500,000, were the bases for his requesting repayment from the government.”

I will add that I am personally familiar with how the FBI works with confidential informants and if Mr. Campbell paid for kickbacks under FBI direction this is certain to be well documented.

The fact that you do not know what questions were asked and that there have been no leaks is evidence that this is a serious criminal investigation being handled by professionals.  That makes this very dangerous.  Don’t expect any leaks from this investigation.  The real professional never leak.  The first public release of information is likely to be a news conference to announce criminal indictments.  The less you hear the more likely this is a real investigation.




The only thing we know for sure is that Stormy Weather is a liar; we just don’t know if she was lying before she signed the non-disclosure letter, she was lying after she signed the non-disclosure letter or she is lying now. Odds are that to some extent she was lying in all three cases.

Based on what we know about Donald Trump, it would hardly be a surprise if he had an affair with this woman. Trump was rather famous for this and she clearly was a willing participant. The real issue is why this is even being reported. The main stream media totally ignored the “private” activities of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton. They totally ignored any hint of a sex scandal involving Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The stories are out there, and whether they are true or not they are definitely ignored by the MSM. The MSM only cares about a persons’ personal sex life if the person is a conservative Republican. That does not excuse Trump’s philandering it just puts the media coverage in perspective.

I was watching Fox News one night when Rudy Guiliani was running against Hillary Clinton for the United States Senate.  Brett Hume pointed out that the media was discussing Rudy Guiliani’s sex life, shouldn’t they also be reporting on that fact they all knew Hillary Clinton was a lesbian.  He said Hillary was as “dykey” as they come.  No one argued that Hume was wrong, but they quickly said:  “no, that is not the same thing.”   They then quickly changed the subject. I am sure that the video tape of that panel discussion has long been buried.

The only reason the MSM is covering this story is that they absolutely hate Trump so much that they will publish any story that has the potential to harm him. The liberal left loves to report sex scandals on Republicans because they believe this creates political advantage. They believe that voters who agree with Trump with regard to his policies decisions will desert him because of his salacious personal life. What they fail to understand is that none of this is a surprise to the people who voted for Trump. No one paying attention thought Trump was a choir boy. They just know that the people running against him have done the same or worse. They also know that while Trump should hardly be elevated as a Christian role model, the people running against him are often openly hostile to Christianity.

There are no perfect people in this world. None of us are perfect and people who think they are perfect are often the worst offenders. In my opinion the worst sin of all is self-righteousness. Something the liberal left practices on a daily basis yet is totally incapable of recognizing in themselves.

One other thing. Regardless of what did or did not happen Stormy Weather is not worth one second of airtime. Why on earth should any of us care about a porn star’s version of morality?  The most unethical thing Donald Trump could have done is lose to Hillary Clinton.



California is guaranteed to lose its war with the United States of America.  The only question is whether some lower court, such as the 9th District Court will delay the ultimate.  The problem for California is that several cases have gone to the Supreme Court regarding situations where state laws conflict with federal laws.  One case is specifically on point dealing with the federal government’s authority regarding immigration laws.

Arizona had passed a statute know as S.B. 1070 in 2010 designed to let the state enforce immigration laws since the federal government was not enforcing them.  The Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government has sole authority to establish immigration laws and enforcement.

The law sought to:

  • Make it a crime for immigrants to fail to obtain and carry federal registration documents.
  • Make it a crime for illegal immigrants to work or apply for work.
  • Authorize warrantless arrests when there is probable cause to believe a person has committed a public offense warranting deportation.

Every liberal judge voted for this decision.  Four conservative judges voted against it.  Odds are very high that if this reaches the Supreme Court again it is likely to be a 9-0 decision in favor of the federal government. I doubt any of those conservative justices are going to tell the Federal Government they lack the authority to enforce immigration laws.

Even a liberal court like the 9th District court may sustain the government’s position, because no court likes to be overruled by a 9-0 decision.  That is particularly true when a previous case, directly on point, has already decided the issue.  This isn’t even close.

Recently Judge Orrick, who previously ruled that Donald Trump could not issue an executive order withholding federal funds because of sanctuary city/state law, reversed himself and authorized Attorney General Jeff Sessions to withhold grants directly related to law enforcement.

Upon review, in his previous decision, Judge Orrick did not rule that the federal government lacked the authority to cut off funds.  He ruled that only congress could do that.  Orrick is a far left judge and odds are he wanted to rule against Sessions.  He didn’t because the law is very clear regarding conflicts between State and Federal law is settled law.

California is destined to suffer a humiliating legal defeat on this.  The “legal” arguments by Jerry Brown, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senator Kamala Harris are simply absurd.  While they are playing well in the liberal press, loud screams of protest are not a substitute for the rule of law.  The only question is how long it will take for this to happen.

Democrats are probably hoping to delay this until after the mid-term elections in the hope that their defiance of the Federal Government will inspire the democratic base.  The either do not know or do not care that their legal position is patently absurd.



It is routine for partisan calls to appoint a special counsel.  These are usually ignored.  Several people have requested a special counsel to investigate the abuse of the FISA warrants.  Those were also ignored.  Attorney General Sessions referred the matter to the inspector general.  That all changed this morning when Sessions reported he is considering appointing a special counsel:

What changed was that Trey Gowdy is the one requesting a special counsel and he included legal reasons why this is required.  Gowdy pointed out, correctly, that this investigation cannot be conducted by the Inspector General because it will require interviews of people who are not associated with the DOJ and the DOJ cannot do this because it cannot investigate itself.  Trey Gowdy has high credibility because he has been reluctant to request a special counsel and he has always supported Robert Mueller.  I believe that Sessions is already looking for the special counsel and that an appointment is imminent.

Robert Mueller was appointed to look at Russian interference in the election.  This one will look into the FBI handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal, the Clinton Foundation’s role with regard to Uranium One and the alleged abuse of a FISA warrant.  This will be much broader in scope than the Mueller investigation.  This has the potential to be earth shattering because unlike the mythical Russia collusion unicorn we already know that many of these things happened and that there is a mountain of documentation.

Sessions handled this in a way that makes it difficult if not impossible for the liberal left to dismiss this as a partisan witch hunt.  We are headed toward a whole new world and the results are likely to be monumental.  If any of the reporting by Sara Carter and John Solomon is accurate, a lot of people, including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, James Comey, Andrew McCabe and many more should be lawyering up.  Expect the liberal left to fight back with even more outrageous allegations against Donald Trump.  However, if a special counsel is appointed, that tactic will have little if any impact on the investigation.  It is a lot harder to sell a snow job to a special counsel than it is to CNN.

If a special counsel is appointed, the most important impact will be that the MSM.  They will be compelled to investigate and report on this and that is likely to be devastating for all those involved.  In many ways this is like the Weinstein fiasco where everyone ignored the obvious problem for years until they were finally forced to admit that it mattered.  The main stream media switched from defense mode to attack mode within hours.

A word of caution; any thorough investigation is extremely likely to uncover other misconduct by people not currently on anyone’s radar.  Expect surprises.  In a situation like this there are likely to be casualties on both sides.



The entire Russia collusion theory has collapsed.  The last thin straw supporting this house built upon the sand was destroyed in the following article by the Hill:

The FBI claims that the entire Russian collusion investigation began because of a tip received by an Australian Diplomat.  The timeline is beyond significant.  This is documented in the following New York Times article:

“The hacking and the revelation that a member of the Trump campaign may have had inside information about it were driving factors that led the F.B.I. to open an investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of President Trump’s associates conspired.”

The story is that Papadopolous was drinking heavily at an upscale bar in London in May 2016.  He allegedly told Australian Alexander Downer a bizarre story about Papadopoulos meeting with an obscure Russian professor who claimed to have dirt on Hillary and that Russian had Hillary Clinton e-mails.  In July 2016, after the DNC e-mail were published by WikiLeaks this brave but obscure Australian diplomat told his story to the FBI.  This allegedly began the entire Russia collusion theory and investigation.  Now we know that this Australian diplomat literally arranged for the Clinton Foundation, sound familiar? to receive $25 million in tax payer money from Australian to fund aids research.  The FBI either did not know about the Clinton Foundation connection or they considered it to be irrelevant.  Either way, they certainly failed to disclose it.

This means that the entire Russian collusion theory was founded on a house of cards directly connected with either the Hillary Clinton campaign or the Clinton Foundation.  One has the increasing suspicious that the Trump campaign is only guilty of being incredibly stupid and unwittingly falling into the murky web of the Clintonian network.

In summary, the more we learn about the forensics of Russian interference in the 2016 election the more we keep finding Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints on every single piece of crucial evidence.  One must ask whether at some point this will become so obvious that even the main stream media will notice the stench.



I remember the “Spy vs Spy” cartoons when I was growing up.  Each spy was constantly trying to outfox the other one.  Just when on spy thought he had won, he realized he had fallen for another booby trap.  I thought the cartoons were hysterical.

Donald Trump is the master of the spy vs spy routine.  Trump has an easier task because liberals are gullible.  Today was a classic example.  Trump sent out the following tweet at 6:34 a.m.

“Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!”

6:34 AM – Feb 28, 2018

The main stream media immediately seized the day.  They viewed this as another example of the angry out of control Trump trashing his Attorney General.  But in their haste, they overlooked something important.  The main stream media is finally commenting on the abuse of FISA by the Obama administration.  Because Trump criticized the choice of Mike Horowitz to lead the investigation, Democrats cannot accuse Trump of orchestrating a partisan investigation. Brilliant!

That makes this investigation far more dangerous for liberals.  We already know that there was systemic abuse of the FISA system, that is already documented.  The facts are there, but they are ignored as just irrelevant Republican hit pieces not worthy of comment.  Horowitz has already proven that he will follow the facts and the facts are devastating for the Obama administration. Trump just made his report impossible to ignore.

Once again, the main stream media has been snookered by the master and they are too stupid to even realize that.



We have lived in California for over 30 years.  During that time the unions have gained more and more power.  Today, every elected statewide office is a union supported liberal democrat.  Those of you living in more civilized states might be surprised to learn that Governor Jerry (“Moonbeam”) Brown is more conservative than anyone likely to replace him.  The 2016 Senate race was between two extremely liberal democratic women.  The most liberal woman, Kamala Harris, won.

This has all been possible because of the power of public sector unions.  There are reports that 18% of public sector union employees are in California.  Employee do not have to join the union, but they still must pay union dues.  This is under the fair share theory, where even employees who despise the union are required to pay the cost of running the union, because theoretically the union benefits everyone.

In 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board of Education the Supreme Court distinguished between two kinds of compelled payments.  The court agreed that forcing nonmembers to pay for a union’s political activities violated the first amendment.  But the court also said that non-members could be required to help pay for the union’s collective bargaining efforts because it allegedly benefited everyone.

Janus vs American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees argues that forcing non-members to pay any union dues violates the First Amendment because almost everything the union does is political.  Shortly after Justice Scalia died, the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on this issue.  If he had not died, the court would probably have ruled against unions.  Most people expect Judge Gorsuch to vote with conservatives, breaking the tie.

Perhaps the most significant exchange was by Justice Kennedy.  He pointed out, correctly that when union attorneys argued that ending fair share fees would harm union power they were admitting this included political power.

Kennedy: “If you do not prevail in this case the unions will have less political influence, yes or no?”

AFSCME attorney David Frederick admitted that this was true even though fees don’t go toward political causes.

Kennedy: “Isn’t that the end of this case?”

So how bad is this?  The Sacramento Bee is seldom right about anything, but this time they nailed it.

“Everything is at stake:  California unions brace for a Supreme Court loss”

Unions that operate in both “right to work” and “fair share” states say the shift could drive down membership by 15 percent to 30 percent.

Several months ago, I wrote a blog called: What Color is California”. A lot of people are assuming that California is permanently a liberal democratic state.  The reality is that everything moves in cycles and the political climate in California is equally subject to change.  Even the Sacramento Bee has figured that out.