The New Spotlight On Americans Archived #18

 

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The launch of a criminal probe allows U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead the review, to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents. The move also authorizes Durham to impanel a grand jury and file charges.

“If true, this shows Bill Barr is doing EXACTLY his job: following the facts Those who damaged America and broke the law to spread this hoax are about to face accountability,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted in response to the Times’ report.


Planned Parenthood admits guilt in illegal baby body parts trafficking scheme

A preliminary hearing in the case of Planned Parenthood versus the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has already revealed that the nation’s largest abortion provider is, in fact, guilty of illegally trafficking aborted baby body parts, just as CMP proved with the undercover video footage it released to the world.

In case you missed it, Planned Parenthood is now suing CMP activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for alleged “privacy invasion” because they secretly recorded Planned Parenthood executives openly discussing how they illegally profit from the sale of aborted fetal remains. You can watch some of the shocking footage they captured at this link.

As you’ll quickly notice if you haven’t already watched this disturbing footage, it really speaks for itself in revealing the depths of depravity taking place at Planned Parenthood. It also unequivocally proves that Planned Parenthood is guilty of violating federal law by profiting from the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts.

Planned Parenthood has no leg to stand on in its defense, in other words, which is why the abortion provider is now desperately trying to divert attention away from its own crimes by claiming that Daleiden and Merritt committed felony crimes by secretly recording Planned Parenthood executives spilling the beans.

According to reports, Daleiden and Merritt face 15 felony counts of privacy invasion, should the case actually move forward. But it’s difficult to see how that would be justified, seeing as how Planned Parenthood has already confessed to committing exactly what Daleiden and Merritt’s footage proves was taking place.


GOP Senators Introduce Legislation to Move 90 Percent of Federal Jobs out of DC


Focus of Durham Probe Shifts to Senior Obama Officials

US Attorney John Durham reportedly ‘very interested’ in interviewing former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper
October 23, 2019

John Durham, the U.S. attorney tasked with investigating the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016, is expected to seek an interview with former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper following an expansion of his investigation.

It was reportedly the meetings Durham and Attorney General William Barr recently had in Rome—where they obtained new evidence—that were the impetus for the broadening of the scope of the probe.

According to Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, her sources told her that Durham is now “very interested to question” Brennan and Clapper.

According to Herridge, the meetings “took place on Aug. 15 and Sept. 27, 2019, in Rome,” and that it was during one or both of these trips, that Barr and Durham “gathered new evidence.”

The news comes following months of speculation about whether the former top Obama officials would be questioned over their involvement in the investigation and spying on the Trump campaign.

It was recently revealed in a court motion by the lawyer for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, that the Justice Department (DOJ) had obtained two cell phones belonging to Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese Professor who has been cited as playing a key role in the FBI’s determination to open its probe into the Trump campaign.



 

Democrats Seek to Withhold Pay to Force Impeachment Cooperation

WASHINGTON—Executive branch officials who interfere with colleagues cooperating with the impeachment inquiry could face the prospect of lost …



Daily Reminder: Lindsey Graham Could Call in Former US Ambassador Kurt Volker to Testify and Blow Up Dem Impeachment Narrative – But He Refuses to Act… Why? (VIDEO)

Jim Hoft 

On May 1, 2019 Lindsey Graham, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised investigations on how the Mueller probe started.

 

Senator Graham made the the comments during testimony by US Attorney General Bill Barr in front of the US Senate.

But Lindsey Graham lied.
Lindsey Graham is a fraud.

Lindsey Graham has scheduled NO COMMITTEE HEARINGS on Deep State, FBI, CIA, Spygate, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Mueller, Stefan Halper, George Papadopoulos, Tom Fitton, Sidney Powell, Joe diGenova, John Brennan, James Comey, Chris Wray, etc.

Here is the list of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings since Lindsey Graham made that lie back on May 1, 2019.

On Monday Senator Rand Paul joined Tucker Carlson to discuss Lindsey Graham’s empty promises and multiple lies to the American public.

Lindsey promised to investigate the origins of the Russia hoax, the Ukrainian investigation and the Roger Stone raid.
These were ALL LIES.

And Tucker Carlson noted that Lindsey Graham will not call in former Ambassador Kurt Volker to the Judiciary Committee even though his testimony undermines the current Democratic Party Ukrainian narrative!

Tucker Carlson: Now his inaction extends to the Ukraine saga as well. State Department official Kurt Volker has given closed door testimony that undermines the current impeachment narrative. Two weeks ago Graham said that if Democrats didn’t release a transcript of Volker’s remarks he would summon Volker before the Senate to testify. We’re still waiting for that to happen too.

Lindsey Graham could destroy the Democrats’ entire Ukrainian narrative with one public hearing!

What is Lindsey Graham waiting for? Who is he protecting?

 



 

Nolte: Media Memory-Hole Reports Confirming Trump’s Ukraine ‘Conspiracy Theory’





 



President Trump Offers Subtle Clues that Democrats and the Deep State Are About to Face Justice

President Trump gave a couple of rallies last week, one in Minneapolis and one in Dallas/Ft. Worth.   During his rallies the president offered various hints that the Deep State may soon soon face justice.

We know that the IG’s report regarding FISA abuse of Obama’s FBI, DOJ and Deep State spies around the world, is about to be released.  We also know that AG Barr has an investigation into the Deep State actions taken before, during and after the 2016 election led by a man named Durham.  We also know that President Trump knows more than any of us civilians regarding what is being done to investigate the Deep State.



Pelosi and Schiff Travel to Jordan to Undermine President Trump in Shadow Diplomacy — Violate Logan Act — Should Be Immediately Arrested Upon Returned

Pelosi and Schiff Travel to Jordan to Undermine President Trump in Shadow Diplomacy — Violate Logan Act — Should Be Immediately Arrested Upon Returned



Mifsud’s Phones Obtained by Durham Have UK Sim Cards Tying Them to the UK — AND BACK TO JOHN BRENNAN

Mifsud’s Phones Obtained by Durham Have UK Sim Cards Tying Them to the UK — AND BACK TO JOHN BRENNAN



Stunning: Only Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson Defend Tulsi Gabbard from Hillary’s Wacky ‘Russian Asset’ Charges – Rest of 2020 Democrats Are Silent!

Stunning: Only Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson Defend Tulsi Gabbard from Hillary’s Wacky ‘Russian Asset’ Charges – Rest of 2020 Democrats Are Silent!



WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Comparing Trump to 16 Years of Obama/Bush

By Wayne Allyn Root

 controversy in the news. And controversy is exciting. But for today’s column, I’m going to stick to plain old-fashioned facts.

In this case, the truth hurts both parties.

I wrote about Trump’s remarkable household income numbers for middle class families a couple of weeks ago. But the story has gotten even better. I recently heard from my great buddy Steve Moore, former economic advisor to President Trump. Steve was over the top with enthusiasm. He’s just crunched the numbers. And the news is remarkable.

But these aren’t partisan stats from Trump, or the GOP, or me. These stats are direct from the U.S. government.

These numbers not only prove what a magnificent hero Trump is to middle-class Americans, they prove that both Bush and Obama were terrible failures. Which of course embarrasses the Bush and Obama families and all their supporters. These numbers destroy both the GOP and Democrat establishments. They both failed the great American middle class.

No wonder the establishment of both parties hates Trump. He’s made them all look like fools. He’s left them all in the dust. No wonder they want revenge.

Here are the more detailed numbers since I wrote the column a couple of weeks ago.

First let’s look at George W. Bush. From the start of Bush’s presidency in January 2001 to the end in January 2009, median household income rose from $60,906 to $61,308. That means the average middle class household income was up by a measly $402 over eight long years.

By the way, taken over 96 months, that’s an increase of $4.19 per month over Bush’s eight years. Don’t spend it all at once!

Obama was worse. Obama started in January of 2009 with a median household income of $61,308. The Obama era ended with an income of $60,973 in January of 2009. That’s a final number of NEGATIVE $335 per household for eight long years.

Taken over 96 months, that’s a loss of $3.49 per month over the entire Obama presidency.

This 16-year reign of Bush/Obama started with median middle-class incomes at $60,906 and ended at $60,973. Average middle-class household incomes rose $67 over 16 years.

Can you imagine your income rising by only $67 over almost two decades of your career? You don’t have to imagine. It happened. Bush and Obama were dramatic failures.

Trump proves it. From January 2017 to today- a period of only 2 ½ years under President Trump- median household incomes for middle class Americans rose from $60,973 to $65,976.

That’s a $5000 rise in only 30 months under Trump!

Trump famously promised to make America and middle-class Americans great again. After 16 years of misery and malaise, Trump did it. The numbers prove it. He put the failed ideas of both parties to shame.

The average household saw their incomes grow by $67 over the 16 years of Bush and Obama versus $5000 over 30 months under Trump.

I’m not an intellectual. I’m just a common sense S.O.B. (son of a butcher). So, I think I’ll just say…

WOW!

No wonder both Democrats and the GOP establishment despise Trump. No wonder Democrats want impeachment in the headlines, not the Trump economic miracle.

If the economy is the topic, Trump wins going away in 2020.



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Is San Francisco the future of America?

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It’s one thing to read about the decline of San Francisco. It’s another to see it for yourself.

(Article by Lee Edwards republished from WashingtonTimes.com)

I could hardly recognize this once-captivating city of breathtaking views, delectable food and cool jazz. Today it’s occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with some of the dirtiest slums in America.

I first visited San Francisco in 1964 as a member of Barry Goldwater’s political team that wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination for the candidate who offered a conservative choice, not a liberal echo.

Then, we freely roamed the streets and hills of the city. Today, you watch your step lest you slip on human feces. Then, Goldwater Girls in their white cowboy hats and boots welcomed delegates and guests at the Cow Palace. Today, homeless men openly urinate in Union Square.

Then, we shared copies of “The Conscience of a Conservative.” Now, the homeless share their needles. Then, we opposed the legalization of marijuana. Now, Californians seem to grow more weed than oranges.

What has happened? Why is America slouching like some rough beast — not toward Bethlehem, but Gomorrah? Beyond dispute, things feel as if they are failing apart, and the common rules of a civil society no longer seem to apply.

Then, most Americans agreed that the family is the basic bloc of society. Now, according to the rising generation, the nuclear family is disappearing, gay rights take precedence over every other kind of right, Washington is accepted as primarily responsible for our welfare, and socialism is the tidal wave of the future.

What has happened? A major reason is the influence, in and out of the academy, of political philosophers such as John Rawls, who argues that everything is relative and there is no absolute right or wrong. Rawls is the liberals’ favorite philosopher because he believes, as politics professor Jerome Foss puts it, that “the purpose of government is to rectify every injustice.” Not so the Founders, who instituted a system of checks and balances to limit the role of government



 

 



Boomerang! Dem Impeachment Witness Craps Out on Biden Crime Family – Says Joe Biden Was Warned in 2015 of Hunter’s Illicit Dealings But Scoffed (VIDEO)

Democrats called in the wrong witness.

Democrats wanted to go after Trump – Instead their witness, George Kent, told the truth on the Biden Crime Family.

 



U.S. Attorneys Prosecute 110.5K Illegal Aliens in 2019, Highest Level in History

FLORENCE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Immigrant detainees walk through the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention facility on February 28, 2013 in Florence, Arizona. With the possibility of federal budget sequestration, ICE released 303 immigration detainees in the last week from detention facilities throughout Arizona. More than 2,000 immigration detainees …

United States Attorneys’ Offices around the country prosecuted about 110,500 illegal aliens and illegal alien smugglers in Fiscal Year 2019 — the highest annual rate of prosecution for immigration-related crimes ever in American history.

Newly released data by the Justice Department reveals how President Trump’s administration has hugely increased the number of illegal aliens and illegal alien smugglers being prosecuted after years of decline by the Bush and Obama administrations



Rick Perry Won’t Comply With House Subpoena in Impeachment Inquiry

October 19, 2019



Donald Trump Triumphant After Successful ‘Tough Love’ Diplomacy with Turkey



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Blue-Collar American Workers Enjoy Highest Wage Growth in Trump Economy



 

Farmers Welcome China Deal Expected to Boost US Farm Exports by Tens of Billions

October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. farmers across the country have welcomed the partial trade deal with China that includes dramatic increases in purchases of American farm products.

President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 11 that the United States and China reached in principle a “phase-one deal” on trade, calling it a “tremendous deal for the farmers.”

As part of the agreement, Beijing agreed to purchase “up to $40 billion to $50 billion” in agricultural products from the United States.

Kevin Paap, a farmer and president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, said the deal was “absolutely big” news. The commitment to buy nearly $50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods is far beyond what China has been historically buying each year, he added.

China’s record purchase of U.S. farm products was in 2013, when it peaked at around $29 billion.

Paap, who’s a soybean and corn farmer near Garden City, Minnesota, said while the details of the deal haven’t been announced, if China really pledges to order up to $50 billion worth of goods, “that would be very positive for agriculture.”

China was the largest export market for U.S. agricultural products in 2017, before the trade war started. The U.S. farm exports to China plunged by more than half, to $9.3 billion, in 2018 from $24 billion earlier. And it fell further to $8 billion through August.

This significant slump in numbers made China the fifth-largest market for U.S. agriculture exporters.

During his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Oct. 11 in the Oval Office, Trump touted the deal, saying “there’s never been a deal of this magnitude for the American farmer.” Trump suggested farmers “immediately buy more land and get bigger tractors.”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pointed out during the meeting that China would scale up its purchases to $40 billion to $50 billion annually “within the second year.” He also told CNBC on Oct. 14 that Beijing had agreed to “take off tariffs on agriculture and they’re going to start purchasing.”



 

Donap Questions Nancy Pelosi’s Corrupon…

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President Donald Trump questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dubious participation in stock market initial public offering shares, enriching her family.

The president shared a clip Monday highlighting a CBS 60 Minutes report featuring author and Breitbart senior contributor Peter Schweizer’s investigation into Pelosi and her husband participating in at least eight different stock IPOs while in Congress.

“The House gone rogue! I want to remind you a little bit about the ring leader in this whole rogue operation against the President of the United States…” @MarkLevinShow

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Matt Taibbi: “We’re In A Permanent Coup”

Americans might soon wish they just waited to vote their way out of the Trump era…

I’ve lived through a few coups. They’re insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.

The kickoff begins when a key official decides to buck the executive. From that moment, government becomes a high-speed head-counting exercise. Who’s got the power plant, the airport, the police in the capital? How many department chiefs are answering their phones? Who’s writing tonight’s newscast?

When the KGB in 1991 tried to reassume control of the crumbling Soviet Union by placing Mikhail Gorbachev under arrest and attempting to seize Moscow, logistics ruled. Boris Yeltsin’s crew drove to the Russian White House in ordinary cars, beating KGB coup plotters who were trying to reach the seat of Russian government in armored vehicles. A key moment came when one of Yeltsin’s men, Alexander Rutskoi – who two years later would himself lead a coup against Yeltsin – prevailed upon a Major in a tank unit to defy KGB orders and turn on the “criminals.”

We have long been spared this madness in America. Our head-counting ceremony was Election Day. We did it once every four years.

That’s all over, in the Trump era.

On Thursday, news broke that two businessmen said to have “peddled supposedly explosive information about corruption involving Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden” were arrested at Dulles airport on “campaign finance violations.” The two figures are alleged to be bagmen bearing “dirt” on Democrats, solicited by Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman will be asked to give depositions to impeachment investigators. They’re reportedly going to refuse. Their lawyer John Dowd also says they will “refuse to appear before House Committees investigating President Donald Trump.” Fruman and Parnas meanwhile claim they had real derogatory information about Biden and other politicians, but “the U.S. government had shown little interest in receiving it through official channels.”

For Americans not familiar with the language of the Third World, that’s two contrasting denials of political legitimacy.

The men who are the proxies for Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani in this story are asserting that “official channels” have been corrupted. The forces backing impeachment, meanwhile, are telling us those same defendants are obstructing a lawful impeachment inquiry.

This latest incident, set against the impeachment mania and the reportedly “expanding” Russiagate investigation of U.S. Attorney John Durham, accelerates our timeline to chaos. We are speeding toward a situation when someone in one of these camps refuses to obey a major decree, arrest order, or court decision, at which point Americans will get to experience the joys of their political futures being decided by phone calls to generals and police chiefs.

My discomfort in the last few years, first with Russiagate and now with Ukrainegate and impeachment, stems from the belief that the people pushing hardest for Trump’s early removal are more dangerous than Trump. Many Americans don’t see this because they’re not used to waking up in a country where you’re not sure who the president will be by nightfall. They don’t understand that this predicament is worse than having a bad president.

The Trump presidency is the first to reveal a full-blown schism between the intelligence community and the White House. Senior figures in the CIA, NSA, FBI and other agencies made an open break from their would-be boss before Trump’s inauguration, commencing a public war of leaks that has not stopped.

The first big shot was fired in early January, 2017, via a CNN.com headline, “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him.” This tale, about the January 7th presentation of former British spy Christopher Steele’s report to then-President-elect Trump, began as follows:

Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.

Four intelligence chiefs in the FBI’s James Comey, the CIA’s John Brennan, the NSA’s Mike Rogers, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, presented an incoming president with a politically disastrous piece of information, in this case a piece of a private opposition research report.

Among other things because the news dropped at the same time Buzzfeed decided to publish the entire “bombshell” Steele dossier, reporters spent that week obsessing not about the mode of the story’s release, but about the “claims.” In particular, audiences were rapt by allegations that Russians were trying to blackmail Trump with evidence of a golden shower party commissioned on a bed once slept upon by Barack Obama himself.

Twitter exploded. No other news story mattered. For the next two years, the “claims” of compromise and a “continuing” Trump-Russian “exchange” hung over the White House like a sword of Damocles.

Few were interested in the motives for making this story public. As it turned out, there were two explanations, one that was made public, and one that only came out later. The public justification as outlined in the CNN piece, was to “make the President-elect aware that such allegations involving him [were] circulating among intelligence agencies.”

However, we know from Comey’s January 7, 2017 memo to deputy Andrew McCabe and FBI General Counsel James Baker there was another explanation. Comey wrote:

I said I wasn’t saying this was true, only that I wanted [Trump] to know both that it had been reported and that the reports were in many hands. I said media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook. I said it was important that we not give them the excuse to write that the FBI has the material or [redacted] and that we were keeping it very close-hold.

Imagine if a similar situation had taken place in January of 2009, involving president-elect Barack Obama. Picture a meeting between Obama and the heads of the CIA, NSA, and FBI, along with the DIA, in which the newly-elected president is presented with a report complied by, say, Judicial Watch, accusing him of links to al-Qaeda. Imagine further that they tell Obama they are presenting him with this information to make him aware of a blackmail threat, and to reassure him they won’t give news agencies a “hook” to publish the news.

Now imagine if that news came out on Fox days later. Imagine further that within a year, one of the four officials became a paid Fox contributor. Democrats would lose their minds in this set of circumstances.

The country mostly did not lose its mind, however, because the episode did not involve a traditionally presidential figure like Obama, nor was it understood to have been directed at the institution of “the White House” in the abstract.

Instead, it was a story about an infamously corrupt individual, Donald Trump, a pussy-grabbing scammer who bragged about using bankruptcy to escape debt and publicly praised Vladimir Putin. Audiences believed the allegations against this person and saw the intelligence/counterintelligence community as acting patriotically, doing their best to keep us informed about a still-breaking investigation of a rogue president.

But a parallel story was ignored. Leaks from the intelligence community most often pertain to foreign policy. The leak of the January, 2017 “meeting” between the four chiefs and Trump – which without question damaged both the presidency and America’s standing abroad – was an unprecedented act of insubordination.

It was also a bold new foray into domestic politics by intelligence agencies that in recent decades began asserting all sorts of frightening new authority. They were kidnapping foreigners, assassinating by drone, conducting paramilitary operations without congressional notice, building an international archipelago of secret prisons, and engaging in mass warrantless surveillance of Americans. We found out in a court case just last week how extensive the illegal domestic surveillance has been, with the FBI engaging in tens of thousands of warrantless searches involving American emails and phone numbers under the guise of combating foreign subversion.

The agencies’ new trick is inserting themselves into domestic politics using leaks and media pressure. The “intel chiefs” meeting was just the first in a series of similar stories, many following the pattern in which a document was created, passed from department from department, and leaked. A sample:

  • February 14, 2017: “four current and former officials” tell the New York Times the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts” with Russian intelligence.
  • March 1, 2017: “Justice Department officials” tell the Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions “spoke twice with Russia’s ambassador” and did not disclose the contacts ahead of his confirmation hearing.
  • March 18, 2017: “people familiar with the matter” tell the Wall Street Journal that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose a “contact” with a Russian at Cambridge University, an episode that “came to the notice of U.S. intelligence.”
  • April 8, 2017, 2017: “law enforcement and other U.S. officials” tell the Washington Post the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge had ruled there was “probable cause” to believe former Trump aide Carter Page was an “agent of a foreign power.”
  • April 13, 2017: a “source close to UK intelligence” tells Luke Harding at The Guardian that the British analog to the NSA, the GCHQ, passed knowledge of “suspicious interactions” between “figures connected to Trump and “known or suspected Russian agents” to Americans as part of a “routine exchange of information.”
  • December 17, 2017: “four current and former American and foreign officials” tell the New York Times that during the 2016 campaign, an Australian diplomat named Alexander Downer told “American counterparts” that former Trump aide George Papadopoulos revealed “Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.
  • April 13, 2018: “two sources familiar with the matter” tell McClatchy that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has evidence Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was in Prague in 2016, “confirming part of [Steele] dossier.”
  • November 27, 2018: a “well-placed source” tells Harding at The Guardian that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort met with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
  • January 19, 2019: “former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation” tell the New York Times the FBI opened an inquiry into the “explosive implications” of whether or not Donald Trump was working on behalf of the Russians.

To be sure, “people familiar with the matter” leaked a lot of true stories in the last few years, but many were clearly problematic even at the time of release. Moreover, all took place in the context of constant, hounding pressure from media figures, congressional allies like Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, as well as ex-officials who could make use of their own personal public platforms in addition to being unnamed sources in straight news reports. They used commercial news platforms to argue that Trump had committed treason, needed to be removed from office, and preferably also indicted as soon as possible.

A shocking number of these voices were former intelligence officers who joined Clapper in becoming paid news contributors. Op-ed pages and news networks are packed now with ex-spooks editorializing about stories in which they had personal involvement: Michael MorellMichael HaydenAsha Rangappa, and Andrew McCabe among many others, including especially all four of the original “intel chiefs”: Clapper, RogersComey, and MSNBC headliner John Brennan.

Russiagate birthed a whole brand of politics, a government-in-exile, which prosecuted its case against Trump via a constant stream of “approved” leaks, partisans in congress, and an increasingly unified and thematically consistent set of commercial news outlets.

These mechanisms have been transplanted now onto the Ukrainegate drama. It’s the same people beating the public drums, with the messaging run out of the same congressional committees, through the same Nadlers, Schiffs, and Swalwells. The same news outlets are on full alert.

The sidelined “intel chiefs” are once again playing central roles in making the public case. Comey says “we may now be at a point” where impeachment is necessary. Brennan, with unintentional irony, says the United States is “no longer a democracy.” Clapper says the Ukraine whistleblower complaint is “one of the most credible” he’s seen.

As a reporter covering the 2015–2016 presidential race, I thought Trump’s campaign was disturbing on many levels, but logical as a news story. He succeeded for class reasons, because of flaws in the media business that gifted him mass amounts of coverage, and because he took cunning advantage of long-simmering frustrations in the electorate. He also clearly catered to racist fears, and to the collapse in trust in institutions like the news media, the Fed, corporations, NATO, and, yes, the intelligence services. In enormous numbers, voters rejected everything they had ever been told about who was and was not qualified for higher office.

Trump’s campaign antagonism toward the military and intelligence world was at best a millimeter thick. Like almost everything else he said as a candidate, it was a gimmick, designed to get votes. That he was insincere and full of it and irresponsible, at first at least, when he attacked the “deep state” and the “fake news media,” doesn’t change the reality of what’s happened since. Even paranoiacs have enemies, and even Donald “Deep State” Trump is a legitimately elected president whose ouster is being actively sought by the intelligence community.

Trump stands accused of using the office of the presidency to advance political aims, in particular pressuring Ukraine to investigate potential campaign rival Joe Biden. He’s guilty, but the issue is how guilty, in comparison to his accusers.

Trump, at least insofar as we know, has not used section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor political rivals. He hasn’t deployed human counterintelligence “informants” to follow the likes of Hunter Biden. He hasn’t maneuvered to secure Special Counsel probes of Democrats.

And while Donald Trump conducting foreign policy based on what he sees on Fox and Friends is troubling, it’s not in the same ballpark as CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times engaging in de facto coverage partnerships with the FBI and CIA to push highly politicized, phony narratives like Russiagate.

Trump’s tinpot Twitter threats and cancellation of White House privileges for dolts like Jim Acosta also don’t begin to compare to the danger posed by Facebook, Google, and Twitter – under pressure from the Senate – organizing with groups like the Atlantic Council to fight “fake news” in the name of preventing the “foment of discord.”

I don’t believe most Americans have thought through what a successful campaign to oust Donald Trump would look like. Most casual news consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.

CIA/FBI-backed impeachment could also be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If Donald Trump thinks he’s going to be jailed upon leaving office, he’ll sooner or later figure out that his only real move is to start acting like the “dictator” MSNBC and CNN keep insisting he is. Why give up the White House and wait to be arrested, when he still has theoretical authority to send Special Forces troops rappelling through the windows of every last Russiagate/Ukrainegate leaker? That would be the endgame in a third world country, and it’s where we’re headed, unless someone calls off this craziness.

Welcome to the Permanent Power Struggle.



STUNNING: Hunter Biden Was a Paid Consultant to MBNA Starting at Age 31 — As Joe Biden Pushed Legislation to Promote Credit Card Industry

STUNNING: Hunter Biden Was a Paid Consultant to MBNA Starting at Age 31 — As Joe Biden Pushed Legislation to Promote Credit Card Industry





WOW! ABC News Uses 2017 Gun Range Video and Lies to Pass It Off as Turkey Bombing the Kurds in Syria (VIDEO)



 

 

 

We know now since President Zelensky has defended President Trump twice already that there was nothing unusual, unethical or illegal about Trump’s call with Zelensky in late July.

However, the Democrats, their deep state operatives and their liberal fake news media have succeeded in persuading a large swath of the US population that Trump committed a criminal act during the call.



***Live Updates*** Louisiana Jungle Primary: Republicans Try to Unseat Dem GovernorTrump Rispone Abraham AP

Republicans Eddie Rispone and Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) will try to force a runoff against incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards (D) in Louisiana’s gubernatorial jungle primary on Saturday.  Edwards must get more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.

President Donald Trump campaigned for Republicans on Friday evening in Louisiana and told a raucous Lake Charles crowd that a Republican will unseat Edwards if the race goes to a runoff.



AG William Barr Warns on How Growing Secularism Is Pushing Out Religion, Traditional Values

 Updated: October 12, 2019


Media Narrative on ‘Spygate’ Figure Mifsud Shifts as Barr Investigates

Updated: October 12, 2019

There appears to be a shift in the way media are reporting about Joseph Mifsud, one of the central figures of the 2016 Russia investigation, coinciding with the progress of Attorney General William Barr’s review of the investigation’s origins.

While media previously portrayed Mifsud as a mysterious character with nefarious ties to Russia, it appears the narrative has switched to downplaying his importance.

As the official narrative goes, Mifsud allegedly told a Trump campaign aide in April 2016 that Russians had “dirt” on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the form of “thousands of emails.” This information was ultimately used by the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation that involved extensive spying on Trump campaign staff.

The initial portrayal of Mifsud as a Russian spy was undermined by the fact that Mifsud had extensive contacts with people in the Western political, diplomatic, security, intelligence, and even counterterrorism circles, and none of them seemed to be concerned enough to keep distance from Mifsud.

The initial portrayal of Mifsud as a Russian spy was undermined by the fact that Mifsud had extensive contacts with people in the Western political, diplomatic, security, intelligence, and even counterterrorism circles, and none of them seemed to be concerned enough to keep distance from Mifsud.

In April, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, asserted the Mifsud story was the other way around—he was a Western “counterintelligence operative” involved in what looked to Giuliani as a “counterintelligence trap.”

In April, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, asserted the Mifsud story was the other way around—he was a Western “counterintelligence operative” involved in what looked to Giuliani as a “counterintelligence trap.”



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