THE DEEP DEEP STATE

Some people have questioned whether the Deep State even exists. The reality is that the deep state has existed for a long time. When Lincoln was elected, his cabinet intended to ignore him and rule themselves. They just underestimated him. Our intelligence agencies have always considered themselves above the law. Anyone who ever watched Tora, Tora, Tora saw an example of this. In the movie, there is a separate room in the Pentagon where Japanese diplomatic codes are being captured and decoded. The Type B Cipher Machine, code named Purple, was used by the Japanese foreign office from February 1939 to the end of World War II.

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

There is one scene in the move where there is a list of people authorized to see the actual decoded messages. At one point, President Roosevelt was crossed off the list. Someone in the military or intelligence community decided at least some White House staff members could not be trusted. They were actually right about that, because Alger Hiss was definitely a Soviet agent and some people believe Harry Hopkins may also have been compromised.

But the point is that intelligence official decided, on their own, when and what they would tell the President of the United States. The United States was also capturing and decoding messages transmitted by the NKVD, KGB and the GRU from 1943 through 1980. This was called the Venona project. It was not declassified until 1995. Following is the NSA website regarding Venona.

https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/venona/

Once again the intelligence agencies decided on their own not to give Harry Truman access to the actual decoded documents and they may not have even told him the source of the information. Instead Truman was given executive summaries by J.Edgar Hoover. Truman, unaware of the actual source, and justifiably suspicious of J.Edgar Hoover thought these were exaggerated for political purposes. As a result, he failed to take very necessary action.

While Joseph McCarthy had his faults, he was right about the Soviet influence in our government. Most of the people identified by McCarthy were not on the Venona files, but there clearly was a problem.

If you watch the recent British mini-series “Traitors” the same scenario shows up. This is a fictional account, but based on some things that really did happen. It accurately shows that the intelligence community, from the start, felt they were the true protectors of democracy. Actually, the real power in the movie was a group of unidentified industry tycoons. They considered both the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain to be temporary occupants of their respective offices. They considered themselves to be the legitimate government.

Colonel Ralph Peters admitted this in one of his attempts to criticize Trump.

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/ralph-peters-accuses-bloated-charlatan-trump-of-sedition-inciting-violence-against-the-legitimate-government/

“Trump is engaged in ‘sedition’ inciting violence against the legitimate government of the United States.”

This explains a lot. Far too many people in our military and our intelligence agencies have forgotten something very important. The President of the United States is elected by the people and they report to him, not vice versa. At various times other Presidents have had the same problem. Most famously was Truman vs McArthur. This does not mean the president is always right, it does mean that there is a reason our commander in chief is a civilian.

President Eisenhower warned against the military industrial complex. He was right. There have always been highly successful business men, military commanders, intelligence agency personal and long term congressional leaders who really believe they and they alone are the legitimate government. That is one reason there are so many RINO republicans who are never-Trumpers.

What is different is that Trump, for the first time, has been willing to take them on. Even Senator Schumer warned him:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/312605-schumer-trump-being-really-dumb-by-going-after-intelligence-community

New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia’s cyber activities.

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

Trump has taken on the deep state and he is winning. Most recently he made the decision to charge our strategy in the Middle East. The military and our intelligence agencies consider this to be a major error. So do a lot of RINO Republicans.

But, the American people prefer someone like Donald Trump. When he spoke at a rally about how painful it was for him to write letters to grieving relatives of people killed in military conflict, the crowd went deadly silent. Then when he talked about watching the families meet the aircraft carrying their loved one’s body, the crowd didn’t even breathe. He has repeatedly said, he will do what is necessary to protect our country, but he will not continue endless wars with no real goals and no end in sight.

We are already witnessing a civil war in this country. It not between Democrats and Republicans, it is between the deep state and the President of the United States. As incredible as it may seem, Trump just may pull this off. We will know soon.

TDM

GRAHAM CRACKER

Rand Raul and Rush Limbaugh slammed Lindsey Graham for not holding hearings regarding the FISA abuse scandal or any of the other related issues. They have a point, because Graham promised to do exactly that. . Rush says it is because Graham is afraid of implicating John McCain. Rand Paul wrote this off as empty promises.

This caused me to ask a couple of questions. One is, “when was the last time a congressional hearing resulted in someone getting convicted of a crime?” Most of these hearings are a joke. Both sides do a lot of showboating and nothing actually changes. Sometimes a committee will make a criminal referral, but that just turns it over to the DOJ to start over. I really can’t remember any congressional hearing that accomplishing anything more than embarrassing someone.

It seems obvious that it would benefit Graham personally to hold these hearings. He would be a star and it would be great political theater. He certainly loves a microphone. Although Rush thinks Graham wants to protect his friend John McCain, it would seem that Graham is smart enough to hold the hearings and avoid that problem. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have much interest in dumping on John McCain. But what if there was another motive for not holding hearings?

John Durham and William Barr are obviously investigating something and it appears to be very serious. One of the core principles when conducting an investigation is to separate witnesses. They don’t want one witness to know what questions were asked of another witness. They also don’t want one witness to know what another witness said. That reduces the risk of witnesses cooperating on a false narrative. A congressional hearing, particularly a public hearing, destroys this principle.

It is far more dangerous for people like John Brennan and James Clapper to be interviewed by John Durham, behind closed doors, than it is for Brennan and Clapper to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, even when the chairman is Lindsey Graham. Perhaps, just perhaps, Graham did something remarkable and put the country ahead of his own self-interest. Perhaps he didn’t hold hearings because he knows that Durham and Barr are far more capable of conducting an investigation and absolutely more likely to hold people accountable.

It also appears that Lindsey Graham, who knows things you do not know, is confident that Durham and Barr will take decisive action. If he did not believe that, he would definitely be holding hearings. These things are impossible to predict, but actions speak louder than words. Sometimes, inaction may speak volumes.

AS THE PEACOCK CROWS

NBC just issued a report verifying that AG Barr has approved expansion of the Durham probe to include scrutiny of both John Brennan and Thomas Clapper.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/ag-barr-expands-controversial-review-origin-russia-investigation-n1068971

Naturally, NBC tried to spin this down.

“If Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it’s not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined. The Justice Department has not detailed any, and a spokeswoman declined to comment for this story.”

Seriously! NBC can’t imagine any potential wrong doing. Media outlets like NBC can never imagine any criminal acts done by anyone other than Donald Trump.

However, even the Peacock shows signs of waking up:

Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.

NBC called Mulvaney’s comments about the DNC server possibly being in Ukraine and about alleged interference in the 2016 election to be a wild conspiracy theory.

They quote the following from Tom Bossert, Trump’s first homeland security adviser:

“It’s not only a conspiracy, it is completely debunked,” Bossert said. “And at this point I am deeply frustrated with what he and the legal team is doing and repeating that debunked theory to the president. It sticks in his mind when he hears it over and over again and for clarity here … let me just again repeat that it has no validity.”

He continued: “United States government reached its conclusion on attributing to Russia the DNC hack in 2016 before it even communicated it to the FBI, long before the FBI ever knocked on the door at the DNC. So a server inside the DNC was not relevant to our determination to the attribution. It was made up front and beforehand.”

It must take really brilliant analysis to determine that Russia was hacking the DNC server before it was even hacked. Bossert admitted that this was the conclusion before anyone bothered to tell the FBI and before notifying anyone at the DNC. It was certainly before anyone analyzed that server. If anything, this seems to indicate fear that finding that DNC server will destroy the narrative. Otherwise, why pretend it didn’t matter?

These kinds of mistakes are easily ignored by people like Adam Schiff and the fawning MSM. They will not be ignored by people like John Durham and William Barr. At some point, if there is even an attempt to impeach Trump, his lawyers will at least get a chance to cross examine people. If there was a plot to interfere in the 2016 election and then try to overthrow a sitting U.S. President, then it is time for those involved to be afraid, very afraid.

The clock is running out on Democrats. Next Monday there will be only 30 days before Thanksgiving. That will be followed shortly by Christmas and New Year’s. Odds are high that it will be difficult if not impossible to even get an impeachment vote before January. It is also increasingly difficult for someone else to enter the race for the DNC nomination. Any new candidate has about two weeks to even get their name on the ballot.

In the meantime, some people are showing slight signs of actually waking up. When the Peacock crows like this don’t be surprised if other members of the MSM start to wake up too.

TDM

PRIMARY COLORS

There are few things more fun that watching self-righteous and arrogant people self-destruct. This is the time when Democrats should be zeroing in on the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump. But they are rapidly running out of time and odds are they will choose the worst candidate in the worst possible way.

It used to be that the National Conventions chose the candidate for President. That is why Hubert Humphrey, who had never won a single primary on his own, was the nominee in 1968. There was massive outrage and a commission led by George McGovern proposed changes to the rules. The next candidate would be influenced more by the primary elections. It was a brilliant strategy, for George McGovern. But, while he won the nomination in 1972, he left most of the DNC establishment behind and he got hosed by Richard Nixon.

Democrats were even more outraged when Jimmy Carter beat the anointed one, Ted Kennedy. That is when Democrats went all in on super delegates. These were all establishment people who were not heavily influenced by primaries. Bill Clinton only won in 1992 because no one thought George H.W. Bush could be defeated. By the time the Democratic establishment realized this was wrong, it was too late.

When Hillary Clinton ran in 2016, the system was rigged so that she was destined to be the nominee unless someone else ran the tables during the primary elections. Bernie Sanders came perilously close to doing that, but Hillary still coasted to a win. The Democratic establishment rejoiced, until she got hosed by Donald Trump in the general election.

Bernie was pissed and he got DNC rule changes that now require more states to support the winner of their primary with less influence by super delegates. I am sure he planned on running the table, with Hillary safely sitting on the sideline. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Forum. Joe Biden has a well-earned reputation as a horrible candidate but when he decided to run, he became the front runner because everyone else was so blatantly awful. Bernie slid to third, behind Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren. There are numerous other people who still pretend they are candidates, but their total support would fit in William Ayer’s living room. The last debate had 12 participants. Since Joe Biden is self-destructing and Bernie literally had a heart attack, that left 10. It was the world against Elizabeth Warren. She is the clear leader of the pack, primarily because by picking on her, all the others just proved that she is the one in front.

In the meantime, all of the news is about impeachment. The result is that by the time Democrats get serious about this, it will be January and the Iowa Caucus is scheduled for February 3. By March 8th, it will probably be all over but the shouting. This means, barring an act of God, Elizabeth Warren, will become the candidate by default. There is no chance of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama or anyone else getting the nomination unless they start their campaign now and are prepared to compete in Iowa. In the meantime all the wanna be candidates are already in Iowa. Kamala Harris said she is moving there. If either Hillary or Michelle parachutes in at the last minute, as a moderate candidate, and steals the nomination, there will be a Democratic civil war. Democrats will have succeeded in alienating the most vocal portion of their base.

In other words, we have little to fear from those who propose idiotic ideas guaranteed to destroy the country, because they used the same brilliance to design a system for choosing a candidate for president. None of the candidates are remotely qualified to be President of the United States. The only one with close to the right experience is Joe Biden, and he is self-destructing. The thought of any of the others actually being the Commander in Chief is mind-blowing. All of them have also embraced ideas that are far left of the American main stream. Then, to create the perfect storm, none of them can get ten seconds of air time, because that is all swallowed up by Donald Trump and people like Adam Schiff trying, and failing, to remove him from office.

Go ahead. Smile. While CNN still believes, the truth is obvious to anyone actually paying attention.

TDM

THE DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT

When Donald Trump was running for election, the MSM, prompted by Hillary Clinton demanded that he agree to accept the results of the election. That, of course, was when they thought they were certain to win. Then, they were shocked into dismay when Trump won. They immediately went into a state of denial and convinced themselves that Trump was not the legitimate president of the United States. Even before he was elected, there was a concerted effort to remove him from office and failing that to resist him in every way possible from governing.

Sadly, it appears that at least some of this was done with the approval if not at the direction of President Barack Obama. It is increasingly clear that the Director of the FBI and his top assistants were on a mission to remove Trump from power. That may or may not have included Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General. The Deputy Attorney General is the person who really runs the DOJ, the Attorney General is often more of a figure head.

Now we learn that this wasn’t limited to the DOJ, the CIA and the NSA. It also included the Department of State. Just this week we had the U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine admit that in testifying before congress. She felt “pressured” to follow the direction of Donald Trump. She was oblivious to the fact that she reported to Donald Trump, he is the Head of State and her opinion is irrelevant. Even if she was right, she was wrong.  If she did not feel should could accept the direction from the President of the United States, she should have resigned. The one thing she should not have done was just ignore him and try to block him.

Sadly, not one single Democrat in congress is aware of the significance of this. They are so full of hatred for Donald Trump and so convinced of their own self-righteousness that they don’t even recognize that they are a clear and present danger to our democracy.

To put this in perspective, reflect on the election of Barack Obama. If there was ever a President where one could question his personal loyalty to the United States, it was Barack Obama. He literally began his political career in the living room of William Ayers, a man who admittedly committed terrorist acts intended to overthrow the government of the United States. He was a member of a church with a pastor who said God D#mn America. None of his personal history has been documented, to this day. We do not have his college transcripts. We don’t even know if he registered for selective service. We cannot verify whether he enrolled in college as a foreign student. Although I do believe he was born in Hawaii, no one has ever produced a certified copy of his birth certificate. He went around the world criticizing his own country. I could go on, but ultimately it doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that Republicans and the members of congress, who knew all this, accepted the results of the election and let him govern. They did not conspire to remove him from office. They did not launch endless investigations all aimed at impeachment. While they acted like any opposition party, they did not prevent him from passing any legislation. They just fumed and waited for the next election. In fact, Obama himself told them what to do if they didn’t like what he was doing. He challenged them to go out and win an election. Then, when they did exactly that, he, along with far too many Democrats in congress, refused to accept the results of that election.

We must stop this. Not just to protect Donald Trump, but to protect our democracy. Regardless of whether one agrees with them or not, the legitimate government of the United States is not the establishment in the military, or the CIA, or the DOJ, or the NSA, or the DNI, or the State Department, or the Treasury or any other department. They work for us; we don’t work for them. If we want laws passed, that is the responsibility of congress, not an activist judge who considers his or her personal wisdom superior to the law and the constitution. When we elect a President of the United States it is to give him or her executive authority over all the above departments. They all report to the President, not the opposite. There have been good presidents, bad presidents, mediocre presidents and great presidents. Every president has made mistakes but even a bad president is better than a government run by an unelected self-righteous and often ignorant committee.

The only good news here, is that for all his flaws, Donald Trump is the right man to fix this. He just found a bigger swamp than he imagined and draining it is going to be far more painful than anyone expected. Most men confronted with the daily assaults against him by the liberal left and the MSM would have folded. Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California with a vision to fix things, but he lost faith and folded. He lacked the strength to change things, so he compromised and went along. Ultimately, he ended his term with little support from anyone.

But Donald Trump will not fold, instead he is fighting back. Believe him when he says he is not doing this for himself, he doesn’t need any of this. Trump could resign tomorrow, go back to running his business, and experience a lifestyle far superior to that of a President of the United States. But he is doing this for the country, and he is doing this for the next President of the United States. He is doing that for you, and he is doing that for me and our children and our grandchildren.  We better pray he wins, because if he doesn’t this country will become unrecognizable. If we allow the establishment to push him out of office, no future election will even matter.

TDM

THE MUDDLE EAST

A lot of people are hyperventilating about Trump’s apparent decision to withdraw troops from Syria. One thing is certain; there are a lot of people in the establishment who have very strong feelings about this. But, we have learned, the hard way, that the establishment is not necessarily very good at handling these kinds of things.

I really don’t have an opinion on this, either way, because I don’t know the facts. I do know that this is much more complicated than what is being reported and sometimes it looks like we create more problems than we solve.

In order to understand this, it is important to look back at history. To make a long story short, this area was controlled by the Ottoman Empire until World War I. The British and the French won World War I, so they punished the Ottoman Empire for siding with Germany. Then Britain and France developed a plan to fix the Middle East. They literally created countries by just drawing lines on the map with little or no regard to the wishes or desires of the people living there. Actually, many of the people living there were nomads with little if any loyalty to a physical location at all.

The easiest way to understand this is to look at a map of the Middle East in 1914, before World War I.

When Turkey, France and Britain developed their plans to make sense of this, they came up with this map. One could argue that if there were countries at all, this is what they would have looked like.

This map shows the Turkey, French and British Mandates for the period 1920 to 1935.

Now we look at the plan developed by the French and British in 1920

As you can clearly see, countries were created out of whole cloth with little regard to actual political alliances. Most of the affiliations were tribal and those relationships date back hundreds of years. Drawing some lines on a map doesn’t change that.

And finally a map showing current borders as of 2002.

So, when Trump says we need to stop sending troops into the Middle East to fight unnecessary wars, he has a point. To a large extent, a lot of the problems in the Middle East are the result of the Western World trying to reshape things in their own image. Now, we are faced with serious threats from places like Iraq and Iran. As far as I can tell the Kurds and the Turks haven’t got along for centuries. But this is a lot more complicated than that. I doubt that anyone in the UN or anywhere else really understands the reality of the Middle East. This explains why every country there, with the exception of Israel, is run by a dictatorship.That may be the only option to maintain control when dealing with so many people who feel little, if any loyalty to the artificial borders created by Britain and France.

Sometimes I fear we have done nothing more than take a region that was chaotic but of no real threat to us and created an out of control monster. While I am sure this area was always one of considerable violence and unrest, it probably was not a threat to world peace. ISIS was a threat, largely because we created an environment where they could thrive and allowed them access to modern weapons. The same could be said for Iraq, although Syria and Iran did actually exist, to some extent, for a long time.

The Kurds have been our allies in the fight against ISIS. They were also allies in the first Gulf War. They have also been engaged in an insurgency in Turkey for years and are listed by both Turkey and the United States as a terrorist organization. That dates back to at least 2007, long before Trump became President.

The following quote is from an article written by Greg Bruno, Council On Foreign Relations in 2007:

https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/inside-kurdistan-workers-party-pkk

“Some observers blame the United States for emboldening the separatists. “The de facto autonomy enjoyed by Iraqi Kurds [following the fall of Saddam Hussein] has encouraged the PKK,” notes the Economist. “The Turks have held back from retaliation, largely because they hoped that America would deal with the PKK itself.” So far, that hasn’t happened.”   

The point is that, once again, the MSM has chimed in with loud arrogance without any attempt to actually put this in perspective. Both Republicans and Democrats have seized the day to slam Trump. Yet, I doubt that any of them has anything close to a real solution. They say the best definition of insanity is doing the same thing, in the same way and expecting different results. Perhaps just asking: “what are we trying to accomplish here,” is actually a very good question.

I do not know the right solution here. I just know it is a lot more complicated than what is reported in the press. My only thought is we should all pray that God grants Trump the wisdom to make these kind of very difficult decisions.Unfortunately, more people will choose to just slam him while offering little is the way of a realistic alternative.

TDM

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

PG&E cut the power to about a million homes. There was a forecast of high wind, so they just pulled the plug. We are not personally affected by this because our electricity comes from SMUD. However, people who live very near us were definitely affected.

In some ways this bordered on hysterical. The horrific winds that caused this crisis were sometimes as high as 10 mph in these neighborhoods. However, the powerlines for the people who were in the high risk areas ran though these neighborhoods, so they lost power too.

It should be obvious that even PG&E which has a well-earned reputation for self-inflicted losses would not do something this drastic on their own. We have sources telling us that it was ISO and the PG&E Bankruptcy judge that were demanding this. We can also assume that there was a lot of pressure from the Governor’s office.

To make this worse, this didn’t actually solve the problem, because we still have a massive wild fire north of Los Angeles. It should be obvious to most people that not all wild-fires are caused by downed power lines. Wild fires in California are not exactly new. One of my first jobs in the insurance industry, decades ago, was as a California wild-fire underwriter. There have always been wild fires here, the only thing different is that now the places that burn have lots of buildings there.

Naturally, our esteemed and brilliant Governor is already working on solving the real problem: climate change. Here are the things we can do that will fix this for everyone. Let’s legalize marijuana. Let’s ban plastic straws. Let’s make it legal for people to poop on the sidewalk.  Let’s develop a plan to require all electricity to be provided by renewable resources. That actually means solar and wind. We must avoid fossil fuels, at all cost, to save the planet. Don’t even consider building a power plant powered by natural gas. In fact, let’s ban new homes from getting connected to natural gas too. (This is already the law in some locations.)

We can’t build new dams. We can’t build nuclear power plants. We can’t use coal. We sure can’t use gas or oil. We can’t use natural gas. We can’t cut down dead trees. We can’t allow anyone to build roads in wilderness areas. If people want to drive cars, they must be electric cars recharged only be electricity generated by wind or solar.

This is beyond brilliant. Imagine you buy a new home in California. You pay about 50% more than the same house in most other states. Your property taxes are through the roof. You have sky high utility bills. You have among the highest personal income taxes in the country. There are homeless camps all along the bike paths. You are afraid to go there. Soon, they are replaced by nice new apartments, providing affordable housing, in your neighborhood, paid by you. By the way, this does nothing to solve the problem with the homeless camps, because other people, lured by the siren call of free housing, are moving here everyday.

But, the weather’s great and you love the environment, so you just suck it up and do your part to save the planet. You have solar, but the PG&E rules require you to have an automatic switch that will disconnect the solar power if there is a loss of power to the grid. You are required to hook into the grid, and pay a fee for not using it. You consider buying a backup generator, but you learn that this won’t work either, because you can’t have natural gas connected to your home. If you buy a gas powered generator, it doesn’t run either because the gas station doesn’t have power.

So you sit in your beautiful home, without electricity, without air conditioning, without TV, without fans and without lights. You can’t cook anything because natural gas has been banned and the electric stove doesn’t work. Even the microwave doesn’t work.

So, in desperation, you decide to get in your environmentally safe electric car and take a ride. But the car won’t run, because it is out of power. You can’t recharge it, because you don’t have electricity. You decide to drive your old gas guzzler, and risk the damage to the environment. But when you get to the gas station you can’t fill up because they don’t have power either. So, in total frustration, you drop by your favorite restaurant to at least get some cool air and a good meal. Oops, the restaurant is closed too and based on the note on the door, may never re-open.

Welcome to the left coast. Welcome to California. Welcome to paradise.

TDM

THE CLOWN ACT

Rudy Giuliani and Joe diGenova were on Laura Ingraham last night. What they said was off the chart outrageous. We can be sure the MSM will dismiss this as wild rants by two aging clowns. There are a lot of people who would really like to convince you that Rudy Giuliani is losing it and making a fool of himself. Those people are hopelessly naïve. They fail to distinguish between Rudy Giuliani the attorney and Rudy Giuliani the celebrity who has a somewhat chaotic personal life.

Both Giuliani and diGenova are highly experienced attorneys. Giuliani was Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the DOJ. He supervised the U.S. Attorney Offices law enforcement agencies, the Department of Corrections, the DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service. When he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, it was actually a demotion. But Giuliani had political ambitions and this gave him the opportunity to get national prominence by prosecuting high profile cases. He has a record of 4,125 convictions and 25 reversals. If there is anyone who knows how to put together a case that results in a conviction, it is Rudy Giuliani.

Joe diGenova was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1983 to 1988. While the MSM likes to dismiss him as a conspiracy theorist, in reality he is a highly skilled prosecutor. He also knows how to conduct an investigation that results in a conviction.

Both of these guys can be very entertaining and it is easy to underestimate them. But their legal skills should not be ignored. In addition, diGenova was hired to defend Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash with regard protecting him from being extradited to the U.S. Firtash is a very controversial figure, but without a doubt he knows where a lot of bodies are buried in the Ukraine. It is interesting to note that Robert Mueller’s lawyers allegedly reached out to Firtash offering to resolve the Firtash case in exchange for information about Donald Trump and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Firtash’s legal team rejected that offer.

The point is that it would be foolish to underestimate the investigation done by Giuliani and diGenova. They are both very good at building a criminal case and they definitely have insider information. When you think about it, most of the high profile corruption cases have been the result of an insider providing critical information. What if Firtash is the ultimate informant providing critical information to people like Giuliani and diGenova with regard to all the crap that went on in the Ukraine during the 2016 election?

Giuliani and diGenova said they are going to expose the Bidens, the Clintons, others in the Obama administration and ultimately Obama. They either are suffering from senility or this is about to go nuclear. It sure would explain why those opposed to Trump would go all in on a suicidal impeachment crusade let by someone like Adam Schiff. Desperate people do desperate and stupid things.

Who would you bet on, Giuliani and diGenova or Schiff and Nadler? Silly question.

That’s the thing about some clowns. They make you smile.

TDM

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE

Donald Trump is a liar. We all know that. The MSM reports this all the time. In September, the Washington Post said it had identified 22,000 lies by Trump. Wow. So many. There must be some very bad stuff here. So, I did a little research and According to MSNBC here are the biggest lies told by Trump during 2018.

We’ve gotten more done than any other administration.

Steel and automaker investments are skyrocketing.

Tariffs are making American rich.

We passed the biggest tax cut and reform in American history.

Democrats are “radical socialists” who want to turn American into Venezuela.

We pulled off an economic turnaround of historic proportions.

Obama separated children from their families at the border.

The Russia probe is witch hunt.

Republicans support protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

We’re building the wall.

And that was just 2018. According to Politifact, Trump told five big lies during just one rally in Michigan held in March 2019.

The Democratic Party has been aggressively pushing extreme late-term abortion.

Drug prices saw their first decline in 46 years.

Patients with pre-existing conditions will be protected.

We’ve created since my election 5.5 million new jobs.

The Russia witch hunt was a plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans.

Until I read this, I never understood why Democrats and the MSM were so upset. No wonder they are demanding impeachment. It is these kinds of monstrous and dangerous lies that demands liberals attack Republicans. These types of lies are why it was so important to ban Sean Spicer from Dancing with the Stars. These types of lies are why Sarah Sanders is so despised. Would someone like Elizabeth Warren ever lie? Would Hillary Clinton or Kamala Harris ever lie? Would Joe Biden ever exaggerate?

Then, I realized something important. This is like looking at one of those trick pictures. You know, where you stare at it for a minute, then close your eyes.  Suddenly you see a very different picture, like perhaps one of Christ. That picture is there, all the time, but one can be blinded to the obvious by the noise.

The real pictures is if these are the worst lies Trump ever told, he may be the most honest President ever. He is also one of the most focused. Trump has known that Democrats colluded with Ukraine during the 2016 election for a long time. That is beyond obvious, it was the Ukraine that released Paul Manafort’s black ledger, which resulted in his resignation from the Trump campaign. That ledger, by the way, has never been verified.

Rudy Giuliani undisputedly met with Paul Manafort before he started his investigation into the Ukraine. The Washington Post described this as a “quest to rewrite the history of the 2016 election.” But the Washington Examiner said Giuliani was looking for evidence that it was the DNC and the Clinton campaign that had a close connection to Ukrainian officials. Since that actually happened, this wasn’t a difficult task. According to Giuliani he only asked Manafort one question: “Is the black ledger legitimate.” Manafort told him no.

Suddenly a lot of things come into focus. Democrats are trying to impeach Trump specifically for asking Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election. Democrats and their supporters in the MSM are treating this as the crime of the century that demands Trump’s removal from office. But they missed two things that are about to become obvious.

Trump knew that anything he said in that call to the President of the Ukraine would be leaked. So, odds are high what he said was scripted and deliberate. It certainly was enough to troll Democrats in the MSM, but he was very careful not to say anything that crossed the line. In the end, Democrats are left trying to equate asking for an investigation of an obviously guilty Joe Biden with asking Ukraine to interfere in an election.

But it did something else too. It caused the MSM to start reporting on the Ukraine and they started reporting on what Giuliani was doing in the Ukraine. They also started pontificating about the evil of asking a foreign government to interfere in our election. Trap sprung.

Giuliani was building a case to prove that the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign actually did collude with Ukraine and did interfere in the 2016 election. He says he has a lot of such evidence, so does John Solomon.

As a result, Trump’s opponents have hoisted themselves on the horns of a dilemma. If they keep preaching that asking a foreign government to interfere in an election is a serious crime, they cannot ignore what the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign did in 2016. But, if they decide this isn’t actually a crime, they expose the impeachment campaign as a total fraud. Even Van Jones realizes this, which is why he calls it a lose-lose situation.

This week we are all going for a roller coaster ride. Trump and his supporters knows what’s at the end of that ride. His opponents are in for a rocky landing.

TDM

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

A few years ago a young boy went missing at a State Fair. The police had no clues, so they asked everyone who was at the fair, with a video camera, to contact them with the video. They were soon inundated.Ultimately the video did not help, because the boy wasn’t even any of the pictures. But, the good news is that the boy was not actually kidnapped and he showed up safe later in the day.

But, that is not the end of the story. While the police were scouring those videos they were horrified at what they saw. They literally saw dozens of known dangerous sexual predators roaming around the State Fair. Prior to seeing the videos the police had no idea this was happening. The people taking those pictures were also oblivious as to who or what was in the background.

Lesson learned. At future State Fairs, undercover police officers were in position to identify and conduct surveillance on known sexual predators. They did not necessarily make any arrests, but they did make the fair safer.

One would think that known sexual predators would be smart enough to avoid places like a State Fair. But, the opportunity to find victims was obviously too strong for them to resist.

The same appears to be true with regard to Democrats and the Ukraine. The opportunity to gain money from corruption is a siren call that just may have attracted a lot of people, in addition to Hunter and Joe Biden. Don’t be surprised if a lot of them turn out to be prominent Democrats:

https://nationalfile.com/breaking-nancy-pelosis-son-was-exec-at-gas-company-that-did-business-in-ukraine/

We already know that Joe is not the only Democratic politician in a position of power who has a son with somewhat of a checkered past. One prominent female Democratic politician literally made a video promoting Natural Gas production in the Ukraine. You may have heard of her, because Nancy Pelosi is currently the Speaker of the House trying to impeach Trump for asking the Ukraine to investigate corruption. Perhaps she was more worried about her own son than she was Hunter Biden. But no, that would be unthinkable.

Here is the text of a video produced by Paul Pelosi, Jr. As a pure coincidence, this followed the video made by Nancy Pelosi.

“My name’s Paul Pelosi. Of course I’m on the board of Viscoil. And Viscoil is here today to talk about accelerating the future. It’s about using cars in a more efficient manner. It’s about utilizing natural resources, whether it be electricity, or gas, or fossil fuels in a more efficient way. And Viscoil is a part of that solution,”

What a remarkable coincidence. Of course we understand why you’re on the board of Viscoil.

Unlike Hunter Biden, Paul Pelosi had experience beneficial to the way things were done in the Ukraine. He co-founded Natural Blue Resources, which was charged by the SEC with securities fraud in 2014. This is exactly the skill set sought by oligarchs in the Ukraine. Getting yourself booted from the Navy for drug abuse is nice, but this, well this is just outstanding!

Of course, any hint that Nancy Pelosi or her son did anything wrong or that this would in any way hint of corruption or even a shadow regarding potential conflict of interest would be unfair. It would be like assuming that just because Joe Biden threatened to cut of $1 billion in aid to the Ukraine that this was somehow connected to Burisma appointing Hunter Biden to its board at a salary of $50,000 per month.

Thank God this has already been thoroughly investigated by CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC and they found no evidence of any wrong doing. This is just must more evidence of the vast right-wing conspiracy that continues to make false and unsubstantiated charges against political opponents. Impeach, I say Impeach. Save the Country!

TDM