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Attorney General Barr accuses the left of systemic ‘sabotage’ of Trump administration

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Attorney General Bill Barr accused congressional Democrats Friday of “using every tool” to “sabotage” the Trump administration by setting a “dangerous” precedent in implying that the government is illegitimate.

During a speech at the Federalist Society’s dinner in Washington, Barr took aim at the “resistance,” accusing liberal lawmakers of attacking the very foundations of the Constitution.

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“I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution,” he began. “Unfortunately over the past several decades, we have seen a steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of the government.”

Barr said the “avalanche of subpoenas” and constant attempt to derail appointments by the Trump administration have only served to “incapacitate” the executive branch.

“Immediately after President Trump won the election, opponents inaugurated what they called the ‘resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration.”

“The cost of this constant harassment is real,” he continued.

Bar likened the language used by Trump’s opponents to that of groups who attempt to overthrow militant rule of seized governments.

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“Now resistance is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous and, indeed, incendiary notation to import into the politics of a democratic republic.”

He continued: “They essentially see themselves engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary, a duly elected government.”

Barr claimed that while Trump’s presidency falls outside the norm of previous administrations, he was elected with the public fully aware of this.

“The fact is, that, yes, while the president has certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio, he was upfront about what he was going to do and the people decided that he was going to serve as president.”

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Barr’s comments came on the same as Congress held a second public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tucker Carlson: Left incapable of celebrating Trump for any reason – Call it al-Baghdadi derangement syndrome

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It was a moment that should have united this fractious country — we could use it. Instead, it became more fodder for those who profit from our division.

On Sunday morning, the Trump administration announced that thanks to a successful military raid in Northwest Syria, the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.

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President Trump: He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.

He was a sick and depraved man.

And he died in a vicious and violent way, as a coward running and crying.

He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.

“Sick and depraved,” it turns out, is not an overstatement. As the head of the ISIS caliphate, Baghdadi ran one of the most gruesome death cults in human history. In Syria and Iraq, his followers murdered untold thousands, beheaded them, and drowned them, and set them on fire, often on camera.

In the U.S. and in Europe, terrorists pledging alliance to Baghdadi killed hundreds in mass shootings, bombings and vehicle attacks. So Baghdadi’s death is really nothing less than a victory for civilization itself. And yet, here in Washington, many complain that Trump had dared to kill him.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whined that she hadn’t been given appropriate notice of the operation — as if it were all about her.

Former Obama National Intelligence Director James Clapper, meanwhile, told television viewers that, somehow, the killing of the ISIS leader would make ISIS stronger.

And then on CNN, some compared the president to ISIS.

Nick Paton Walsh, CNN senior international correspondent: There were lots of moments during Donald Trump’s speech which jar to some degree. Some of which sort of echoed, frankly, the crudeness you would often expect to hear maybe from ISIS about the whimpering, screaming Baghdadi pinned down in a sealed tunnel. It was so disturbing to hear to some degree.

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Philip Mudd, CNN counterterrorism analyst: You do not celebrate death. I don’t care if it’s a terrorist. I don’t care if it’s someone you hate. A human being has died. We don’t celebrate that. I would not use that and I find it — it’s embarrassing.

“I would not use that language,” says the guy who is making a career out of screaming and foaming on television.

Over on CNN.com, meanwhile, one of the reporters compiled a listicle called “The 41 Most Shocking Lines from Donald Trump’s Baghdadi Announcement.” — CNN really reaching new lows every day.

You’re watching the flailing of a leadership class that despises the country it governs. They loathe the elected president so much, they’re incapable of acknowledging any accomplishment, no matter what it is.

And then there was Max Boot, always the most deranged probably because he is also the dumbest. Boot complained that Trump wasn’t respectful enough of Baghdadi: “Trump could not have heard whimpering and crying because there was no audio. The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured, he blew himself up.”

In other words, says Max Boot, Baghdadi was a hero of sorts and shame on Trump for calling him a coward!

Well, that sounds kind of far-out.

You should know that MSNBC devoted significant coverage to the question of whether Baghdadi actually “whimpered” before he died.

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Geoff Bennett, NBC News White House correspondent: He was talking about Baghdadi’s final moments. Take a listen to this:.

Trump: “He died after running into a dead-end tunnel whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”

Bennett: But as you point out in the piece, there was no live audio from the raid. So square that circle for us.

“Square that circle.” It’s beyond parody. Well, that award goes to the Washington Post. Here’s how that paper chose to announce Baghdadi’s death: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at the helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.”

That’s one for the scrapbook. You can find it with other memorable headlines from history.

“Goal-oriented German leader with distinctive mustache found dead in bunker.”

“Joseph Stalin, former seminarian and movie buff, dies peacefully at 74.”

“Usama bin Laden, husband to five, killed in home invasion.”

So what is this about? Well, ultimately, you’re watching the flailing of a leadership class that despises the country it governs. They loathe the elected president so much, they’re incapable of acknowledging any accomplishment, no matter what it is.

Trump is bad. Trump killed Baghdadi. Therefore killing Baghdadi was bad. That’s how these purported geniuses actually think. They are purely reactive about everything, not just the death of terrorists.

These are the very people who sat by idly as our entire middle class died. And then China rose to take America’s place as leader of the world, and virtually alone among political figures, Trump noted these things. “Hey, what’s going on?” he said. He ran on those issues and he won.

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And in response to that, rather than learn something, our leadership class took the opposite side. They took the side of the fentanyl smugglers from Mexico. They took the side of our mortal enemies and the fascist government of China.

Those are not positions you would take if you cared about your people. But at this point, it is pretty obvious, they hate Trump far more than they love America.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Oct. 28, 2019

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Tucker Carlson: Who is going to beat Trump? Some Dems are starting to think it could be Hillary Clinton

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For about 10 minutes after her general election defeat three years ago, Hillary Clinton appeared to retreat into contemplative seclusion.

She wandered around the woods near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. looking a little lost. Now, some people made fun of her for doing that, but in fact, it was a promising start. Humiliation can be the beginning of wisdom — as those of us who’ve been fired in public can tell you.

But the period didn’t last long. Before long, Hillary was back on the road — for years — like the circus. So many cities, so many excuses.

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Hillary Clinton: The Russians — I say WikiLeaks, same thing — dumped the John Podesta emails.

I have my complaints about former [FBI] director [Jim] Comey.

The use of my email account was turned into, you know, the biggest scandal since Lord knows when. They covered it like it was Pearl Harbor.

If you look at Facebook, the vast majority of the news — news items — posted were fake.

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There’s all these stories about, you know, guys over in Macedonia who are running these fake news sites.

I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party.

I also think I was the victim of a very broad assumption [that] I was going to win.

You know, if the election had been on October 27, I’d be your president. And it wasn’t; it was on October 28, and there was just a lot of funny business going on around that.

Despite what you may have heard, Hillary Clinton didn’t really lose the 2016 election at all. She won it. She is the real president right now. This is her re-election campaign.

The Russians, Facebook, WikiLeaks, Jim Comey, the Macedonians, the Democratic Party itself … Hillary Clinton blamed them all. This was not someone coming to terms with a loss. It was someone refusing to admit one. And in fact, over time, that became Hillary’s de facto position on the whole thing.

Despite what you may have heard, she didn’t really lose the 2016 election at all. She won it. She is the real president right now! This is her re-election campaign.

So, as recently as a few months ago, even her fellow Democrats would have laughed, privately, at that idea. They would have mocked it as delusional. Not anymore.

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Now, some of them are taking Hillary more seriously than they have in a long time. An article in Tuesday’s New York Times describes growing panic among Democratic donors. Joe Biden suddenly looks weak and incapable. Much of the rest of the field clearly is too extreme to win a national election.

So, who is going to beat Donald Trump next year? Some in the party are starting to think it could be Hillary Clinton. And clearly this is a thought that has crossed Hillary Clinton’s mind. In private, she has expressed her willingness to enter the race. As if to prove it, her personal website just added a policy section.

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That doesn’t mean she’s running. But suddenly, it’s clear that she very well could run.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Oct. 23, 2019.

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Trump’s decision to make way for Turkey in Syria seen by critics as a Kurds betrayal

President Trump faced swift criticism early Monday after the White House announced its decision to move U.S. troops from northern Syria and give way for Turkey’s planned military incursion in the region.

Kurdish forces bore the brunt of the ground campaign against Islamic State militants but are considered terrorists by the Turkish government.

In December, Trump announced he was withdrawing American troops from Syria but was met with widespread condemnation for abandoning Kurdish allies to the Turkish assault.

The announcement prompted the resignation in protest of then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and a coordinated campaign by then-national security adviser John Bolton to try to protect the Kurds.

As recently as January, Trump warned Ankara not to target the group, saying the U.S. would “devastate” Turkey economically if “they hurt the Kurds.”

It was not immediately clear if Trump mentioned the Kurds in his Sunday phone call with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan.

“Allowing Turkey to move into Northern Syria is one of the most destabilizing moves we can do in the Middle East,” tweeted former Iraq War veteran Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona. “The Kurds will never trust America again. They will look for new alliances or Independence to protect themselves.  Pompeo has failed again.”

Turkey views the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged an insurgency against Turkey for 35 years.

“The Kurds betrayed by the US — again,” wrote New York Times contributing writer Wajahat Ali. “Turkey has a brutal history of oppressing Kurds. Erdogan wants nothing more than to crack down on an entire group he sees as a ‘threat’ and whom he routinely refers to as ‘terrorists,’” he added.  “Kurds are US allies fighting ISIS. This is a win for extremists and authoritarians. Shameful.”

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Following the late Sunday announcement, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has worked alongside U.S. troops to combat ISIS, warned against Turkey’s imminent incursion in a lengthy series of tweets.

“Based on our confidence in the #US efforts in the Security Mechanism agreement, we implemented all our commitments to remove military fortifications between Tal Abyad & SereKaniye, withdraw combat forces with heavy weapons, risking a security vacuum as a result of the agreement,” the group tweeted.

“But Erdogan’s threats are aimed to change the security mechanism into a mechanism of death, displace our people & change the stable & secure region into a zone of conflict and permanent war.”

SDF officials argued Turkey’s presence in the region would result in the return of ISIS leaders, reversing successful efforts to defeat the terrorist organization, and lead to “long-term war in the region making #Syria a permanent conflict area.”

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Erdogan said his country has given enough warning and has “acted with enough patience.” Erdogan has expressed frustration with Washington’s support for Kurdish groups in Syria.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said it is committed to the agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to preserve stability in the region.

“However, we will not hesitate to turn any unprovoked attack by Turkey into an all-out war on the entire border to DEFEND ourselves and our people,” SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted a day earlier.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Tucker Carlson: What the revival of the left’s smear campaign against Kavanaugh is really about

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Believe it or not, it was a year ago this week that a constellation of left-wing activist groups cooked up a series of outlandish lies designed to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court.

The national news media, as you remember, joined the smear campaign. They repeated and magnified the slurs. But in the end, it was to no effect. Kavanaugh was confirmed anyway. Why? Because not a single allegation against him turned out to be true — not one. And so the only lasting effect was to traumatize Brett Kavanaugh’s wife and children.

And yet the left never to this day apologized for their dishonesty or their profound cruelty. Nor did they ever accept defeat. They never do accept defeat. Why? Because when politics is your religion, acknowledging reality looks like sin, and so it continues.

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Over the weekend, The New York Times revived the attacks on Brett Kavanaugh. The newspaper ran a story, an excerpt from a book written by two of its reporters that claimed that while in college, more than 30 years ago, Kavanaugh exposed himself in effect to another student while drunk at a party. It was the flimsiest kind of charge. Where did it come from? Well, it came secondhand from a single classmate of Kavanaugh’s, a man who worked as a left-wing activist, later worked for the Clintons, in fact.

So, 20 years ago, no credible news organization would have run a story like that on the basis of that sourcing. The Times didn’t hesitate, and it was picked up everywhere of course, instantly. On NBC’s cable channel, for example, they immediately denounced Brett Kavanaugh as a gang rapist.

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“I’ve never heard of a guy who is a one-time rapist,” Jason Johnson, politics editor for TheRoot.com, said on MSNBC. “I’ve never heard of a guy who is a one-time sexual assaulter. I grew up with guys like this. He is from around this area, right? He is the fifth guy in a gang rape, okay? He is the guy who comes in after he is drunk as everybody else encourages. He can get away with it. And he has been pretty much covered his entire life.

Kavanaugh frustrates their political hopes. So any smear against him is acceptable, no matter what it is. But don’t kid yourself. It’s not just about destroying Brett Kavanaugh; he is ancillary. It’s about destroying the entire legitimacy of our third branch of government, the judiciary.

Johnson added: “It amazes me that we have an administration that, out of the millions of people who are qualified in this country, of all races and genders, they consistently find men who beat, abuse and sexually assault women.”

Imagine saying something like that about somebody, where there’s no evidence that it’s true and a lot of evidence that it’s not. But they didn’t hesitate.

Democratic presidential candidates, meanwhile, demanded that Kavanaugh be removed by force immediately from the Supreme Court.

Julian Castro: What becomes clear is that he should be impeached. The House absolutely has the ability to impeach him.

Joy Reid, MSNBC host: And do you believe then that he is essentially a sexual predator or that he was at some point?

Castro: Yes, I believe — I believe that he engaged in the conduct that was described.

Beto O’Rourke: And given the fact that it appears as though Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath, which is a crime, I think that he has disqualified himself for service on the Supreme Court and he should step down, or he should be impeached.

A sexual predator who must be impeached. OK.

But wait, here’s a late-breaking addition to the story: It turns out that the woman it supposedly happened to — the alleged victim back at Yale more than 30 years ago — it turns out that person has no memory whatsoever of the incident.

Whatever they tell you, don’t let them tell you that justice has any role in this. Of course, this is a pure power grab. The left feels entitled to run the country.

Now, the paper knew that but somehow neglected to include it in their account, probably because it strongly suggests that their story is once again, a total crock — yet another lie. They should have told you that and they didn’t. It’s dishonest, of course.

And you’d think it would spur the Democratic candidates, the one who called for Kavanagh’s impeachment, to rethink their positions. New evidence? Maybe that would shape their view. But no, not at all. Several Democrats said exactly as they did a year ago. Remember this?

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.: There’s no presumption of innocence or guilt when you have a nominee before you.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct.: We have a constitutional duty to get to the bottom of these allegations. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a responsibility to come forward with evidence to rebut them.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.: Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations, rather than Dr. Ford and Miss Ramirez.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.: To those who I hear, say over and over, “This isn’t fair to Judge Kavanaugh. He is entitled due process. What about the presumption of innocence until proven guilty?” He is not entitled to those because we’re not actually seeking to convict him.

We’re not trying to convict him. We’re just trying to destroy him and his family — so no due process, no presumption of innocence. Fairness is irrelevant.

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Whatever they tell you, don’t let them tell you that justice has any role in this. Of course, this is a pure power grab. The left feels entitled to run the country — truly entitled to and they feel entitled to control the Supreme Court. If they don’t, it drives them crazy.

Kavanaugh frustrates their political hopes. So any smear against him is acceptable, no matter what it is. But don’t kid yourself. It’s not just about destroying Brett Kavanaugh; he is ancillary. It’s about destroying the entire legitimacy of our third branch of government, the judiciary.

Plenty on the left are using the Kavanaugh saga to justify packing the court — adding more justices to make it reliably left-wing or to change the rules so they can remove any judge the left doesn’t approve of. This is the opposite of what the third branch was meant to do or be.

The judiciary was meant to change slowly. The courts change over decades, rather than in response to a single election cycle. That’s the way it was designed and for a reason. And for more than 200 years, it’s worked.

But to the modern left, that’s totally intolerable. They’re committed to remaking this country completely right now. America needs a new system, they tell us, one with open borders and far fewer pesky individual rights. Rights like the freedom to speak clearly out loud. The freedom of expression, the right to bear arms, the freedom of religion — no.

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To create this new utopia of obedient, happy serfs, they’re going to have to destroy all of that — two centuries of precedent and tradition. Maybe even destroy the country itself, whatever. They’re happy to do that.

As Robespierre noted, when you make omelets, you break eggs.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Sept. 16, 2019,

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Steve Hilton: Trump is more pro-worker than any previous Republican president. Here’s why

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President Trump has laid out a simple strategy.

“Our economic policy can be summed up in three simple, but beautiful words: jobs, jobs, jobs,” he said at a rally in Greenville, N.C. in July. “We’ve created six million new jobs since Election Day. If I would’ve said that, no one would have believed it. If I would’ve said that, fake news would have said, ‘He’s exaggerating.’”

The first step in bringing jobs back was to get the economy moving after the years of stagnation under the anti-business policies of President Obama and the Democrats. Almost immediately after President Trump was elected, his pro-enterprise agenda led to confidence rising, investments booming, and growth returning to levels that the experts said we’d never see again.
 
Now that formula – lower taxes and less regulation – is pretty standard conservative policy. What’s different about President Trump is that he is a populist. He is pro-worker in a way that we haven’t seen before from a Republican president.

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Establishment Republicans became slaves to a laissez-faire ideology that favored the financial sector and the coastal knowledge economy over manufacturing and the heartland. They adopted a pro-donor agenda of open borders and free trade at any price. They worshipped the Wall Street wheeler-dealers who said making things in America didn’t matter. Let’s import cheap labor. Who cares what happens to American workers and their communities when manufacturing moves to Mexico and China?

Well, President Trump does care. He said no to the one-sided trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), ripping them up or renegotiating them. He said no to open borders, building the wall, enforcing immigration laws, and pushing for a merit-based system. He prioritized manufacturing after years of neglect, even intervening with individual companies, to the pearl-clutching horror of the free-market zealots.

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But look at the results. Since 2016, there’s been a massive turnaround. Last year’s gain of 264,000 manufacturing jobs was the highest since 1997. Overall, the latest jobs report showed an increase of 164,000, bringing the labor force to almost 163 million — a record high.
 
With President Trump, we’ve seen the lowest unemployment in 50 years and the lowest on record for African-American and Hispanic workers. But as I pointed out last week, even with our historically low unemployment, there are 6.1 million unemployed Americans still looking for work. Another 4 million Americans are in part-time jobs but want full-time positions, and a further, 1.5 million want and are available for work but have become disheartened and stopped looking. That’s over 11 million Americans who could be doing full-time jobs but are not.

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We see all this in the labor force participation rate — it plummeted after the Great Recession. And while some progress has been made, there’s still a long way to go before every working-age American who can work is actually working.

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But here too, President Trump is doing something different and new, fighting for the American worker, with Ivanka Trump’s massively under-appreciated workforce development initiative. It was launched with an executive order last July and a year on, the results have been spectacular.

Over 300 companies and associations have gotten involved, along with 37 governors to make change happen at the state level. But the real point is the outcome.

Remember that number — 11 million Americans who aren’t in full-time work but could be? Well, Ivanka has been able to persuade the private sector to create over 13 million new training opportunities for American workers and students, including, most significantly, 1.2 million from the National Association of Manufacturers.

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When you put all this together — the pro-growth tax cuts and deregulation, the specific help for workers to re-train, the tariffs that are encouraging manufacturing to come back to America, along with President Trump’s tough approach on immigration — not just controlling illegal immigration at the southern border but proposing a big shake-up of legal immigration to make it merit-based,  it adds up to the most ambitious pro-worker policy agenda this country has ever seen.
 
The president promised “jobs jobs jobs” — and that is exactly what he is delivering.

Adapted from Steve Hilton’s monologue from “The Next Revolution” on Sept. 1, 2019.

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Less than 24 hours after a leading government watchdog found the Department of Homeland Security’s border agency in violation of a DNA collection law, an internal memo exclusively obtained by Fox News shows mixed messages about the border agency’s willingness to accept the findings — as well as future compliance with the 2005 federal law.

The federal government’s Office of Special Counsel sent a letter last week to President Trump and Congress saying that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had been in violation of federal law for nearly a decade by failing to collect DNA from illegal migrants and running it against an FBI violent crimes database. The goal was to identify suspects and tie them to open cases for murder, rape and other crimes.

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That same day, Aug. 21, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responded to Fox News by suggesting changes were in the works, saying they are “working closely with the Department of Justice on a path forward for DNA collection.”

But an internal DHS memo – sent within minutes of the public statement – appeared to challenge the Office of Special Counsel findings and raised questions over the department’s future compliance.

The one-page internal memo from a CBP spokesperson to the public affairs shop and other officials for “principals out doing media” outlines five “high-line talking points” that were “cleared by CBP Counsel.”

“The bottom line is that we – the U.S. government – are doing DNA testing,” the talking points state. “When CBP makes a criminal referral, meaning an alien with a warrant or someone who has committed a crime in front of us, we turn them over to ICE or the U.S. Marshals, and those entities do DNA collection.”

It continued: “So we believe the government is doing DNA testing on the right people.”

That appears to conflict with the Office of Special Counsel report, which found CBP’s “noncompliance with the law has allowed subjects subsequently accused of violent crimes, including homicide and sexual assault, to elude detection even when detained multiple times by CBP or Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE].”

In response to this story and the apparent conflict between last week’s public statement and internal email, a DHS official said Wednesday: “DHS component office of public affairs teams are fully aware of the Department’s position given to the media regarding DNA for CODIS and path forward.” CODIS is shorthand for the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System for violent crimes.

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Last month, Fox News initially profiled three CBP whistleblowers — Mark Jones, Fred Wynn and Mike Taylor — who formally complained to the Office of Special Counsel last year after they said their efforts to implement the 2005 DNA collection law were blocked.

In a strongly-worded letter to Trump on Aug. 21, Special Counsel Henry Kerner said: “CBP’s reliance on the assertion that ICE collects DNA from CBP transfers and submits this information to the FBI is not supported by data published by the FBI and provided by the whistleblowers.”

The data, he said, indicated that ICE reported 181,246 arrests in 2017 yet collected DNA only from 4,977 of those people, or approximately 2.7 percent. CBP, the letter continued, took DNA samples from “fewer than 100 out of the approximately 330,000 individuals they arrested or apprehended.”

The Special Counsel reaffirmed that “under the DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005, federal law enforcement agencies are required to collect DNA sample from arrested or detained individuals.”

In 2010, then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano got a waiver for the DNA requirements from then-Attorney General Eric Holder, citing “severe organizational, resource and financial challenges.” CBP has consistently taken the position that the waiver was still in effect due to operational challenges, and no laws were broken.

But the Office of Special Counsel sided with the whistleblowers in saying the DNA waiver was never meant to be permanent.

Kerner wrote CBP’s behavior constituted an “unacceptable dereliction of the agency’s law enforcement mandate.”  He also said it “is disturbing that this would occur even once, let alone routinely, for approximately a decade.”

“Many cold cases might have been solved — and victims of violent crimes granted closure — by now if CBP had complied with its obligations under the law,” he said.

After the Fox News story profiling the whistleblowers and the OSC findings were made public, a DHS official provided a lengthy statement.

“Although DHS is currently operating under the determination that the exceptions noted in the 2010 waiver remain unchanged, under the direction of Acting Secretary McAleenan, DHS is working closely with the Department of Justice on a path forward for DNA collection for CODIS,” it said.

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In an additional statement, DHS highlighted its use of a separate DNA program to establish familial ties.

“The Department of Homeland Security and its components, under the direction of Acting Secretary McAleenan, has deployed the use of DNA testing to protect children from exploitation by cartels and smugglers as the administration continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border,” the department said. “DHS will continue that program and we are currently working with DOJ to expand the collection of DNA for CODIS.”

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Steve Hilton: Trump-haters hype up a recession while the real economy is booming

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President Trump made the economic case for his re-election in classic style the other night during his rally in New Hampshire.

“You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401(k)s will be down the tubes,” He said. “Everything’s gonna be down the tubes. So whether you love me or hate me, you got to vote for me.”

But according to the people who hate the president, it’s all going down the tubes now. On MSNBC, various analysts said the following last week:

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“Trump waking up this morning to a trending hashtag he was likely desperate to change – #TrumpRecession. It came alongside headlines warning that the economy is in distress, maybe even headed for a nosedive, which Trump’s own aides admit could spell political disaster for the president and could pose the gravest threat yet to his re-election prospects.”

“I call this another Trump slump.”

“A dark cloud has taken its new place on the horizon as potential big trouble for the Trump economy.”

“The threat of recession is real.”

It’s pretty obvious that these establishment Trump-hating hysterics — all of them, of course, living comfortable coastal lives — actually want a recession because they think that’s the best way to get rid of Trump. At least one of them is honest about it.

“I’ve been saying for about two years  — that I hope we have a recession, and people get mad at me,” said Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Yeah, I wonder why, Bill. Perhaps because in a recession, real people – working Americans – get hurt, not you and your rich friends in the establishment state media, of course. They’d be reporting on a recession, not living it.

We saw all this talk of recession last week, not because of anything that happened in the real economy, but because of the fake economy — the one conjured up by panicky idiots and algorithms on Wall Street.

In case you’ve never met any of these financial whiz kids, let me tell you who we’re dealing with here. Let’s put it this way: These Wall Street types, they’re not exactly the kind of people you want your children turning into.

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They’re really not very smart. They’re certainly not thoughtful or kind. They’re often poorly-educated, mostly ignorant and always self-interested and greedy.

Last week, they got the whole world in a panic for no good reason. Thanks a lot, guys. (And yes, they are mostly guys.) They hear a rumor, massively overreact to a single piece of data, push some buttons and then follow each other like demented sheep.

The worst thing is, their panicky idiocy can have real-world effects. In the end, the economy is not some abstract thing. It is a human thing, the collective result of countless human decisions. Should I buy that new piece of furniture? Should I hire that extra worker? Should I open that new factory? All of these human decisions boil down to confidence about the future.

So actually, the Wall Street idiots and the establishment state media literally could cause a recession just by going on about it. The smartest thing I heard last week on fear of recession came from Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America — someone who probably knows what he’s talking about. He blamed international factors for the turmoil in the financial markets and pointed out some basic facts about the real economy.

“The average worker is working, getting paid more,” Moynihan said. “That’s going to translate into good credit performance on the consumer side. The real risk for the U.S. economy is if the consumers slow down.”

The most important point Moynihan made was when he said this: “We have nothing to fear about a recession right now except for fear of a recession.”

That is exactly right. We must not let the panicky wall street wheeler-dealers and the Trump-hating establishment state media talk us into a recession. We must keep the focus on the real economy, not the fake economy.

Consumer spending is two-thirds of the economy — and guess what, in July, it didn’t go down, it went up. As the Wall Street Journal noted on Friday: “The robust report — the strongest reading since March — is a positive signal for the U.S. economy.”

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The United States’ largest employer, Walmart — its latest sales were not down, but up. It revised its profit forecast not down, but up. Forecasting firm, Macroeconomic Advisors, just revised its economic growth projections — no, not down, but up. And the Atlanta Fed just revised its economic growth projections — again, not down, but up.

In the real economy, the Trump administration’s pro-enterprise agenda is working. Lower taxes and less regulation gave businesses the confidence to invest. That means more innovation and higher worker productivity. That means more jobs are created, and workers are paid more because they’re producing more. The latest jobs report saw 164,000 jobs added in July, bringing the labor force to 163.4 million – a record high.

With President Trump, we have the lowest unemployment for 50 years, and the lowest on record for African-American and Hispanic workers. And just published — the lowest summer youth unemployment in 53 years. Yes, the lowest since 1966.

Here’s the bottom line: The Trump economy is fundamentally strong and delivering good jobs and higher earnings for the working Americans who suffered in the years of stagnation.

On workers’ pay, new data the other week showed that earnings rose 4.5 percent in 2017 and 5 percent in 2018, even higher than previously reported – and miles ahead of inflation. While the Trump-haters pray for a recession and Wall Street plays around with the fake economy, the real economy is booming.

So is everything just fine and dandy, with nothing to worry about. Can President Trump and his team just sit back and ride the economic wave all the way to reelection next year?

Not at all.

There’s no question that the rest of the world is doing poorly. China, Germany and the UK — their economies are all heading in the wrong direction. So what should President Trump do to keep our economy moving ahead?

It’s no use just yelling at the Fed — there’s a limit to what they can do. But there are two big things the president can do, on his own initiative, without Congress or anyone else.

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First is something we told you about in June, a positive and practical idea from Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform. Get rid of the tax on inflation, and you’ll see trillions of dollars redeployed to highest and best use,” he said in an interview on “The Next Revolution. “And people have opportunities to do something with capital that’s been liberated.”

The second big idea is on trade and China. Look, I’ve been as tough as anyone on China, and as you know I completely support what the president has been doing. He’s the first western leader in 50 years to stand up to China, and it’s working.

But there’s nothing wrong with a tactical pause to get the best possible economic climate for the re-election campaign. Make a deal now, and then hit them hard after the election.

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Here’s the bottom line: The Trump economy is fundamentally strong and delivering good jobs and higher earnings for the working Americans who suffered in the years of stagnation. The biggest threat to our economy comes from the loony left economic policies of the Democrats, which would scare off investment and bring back stagnation.

So the president and his team should take the initiative and take positive and practical steps to boost the economy now: index capital gains and a temporary trade deal with China.

Adapted from Steve Hilton’s monologue from “The Next Revolution” on Aug. 19, 2019.

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Tucker Carlson: Don’t be fooled – most modern Dems didn’t care about Baltimore until Trump tweeted

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Over the weekend, President Trump got bored and decided to see if he could make Democrats defend the most dangerous, corrupt place in the country, and of course, he could. It wasn’t hard.

He just sent a flurry of tweets criticizing the city of Baltimore and the congressman who represents it, Elijah Cummings. The president called Baltimore “a disgusting rat and rodent infested hellhole, a corrupt mess that no human being would want to live in.”

A lot of people who have never been to Baltimore claimed to be deeply offended by those remarks. But one person who seemed to agree with him was the former mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh. She had said something remarkably similar just last year. “What the hell?” said the mayor. “You can smell the rotting rats.” The mayor did not explain why she didn’t clean up the rotting rats.

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That footage, by the way got almost no attention when it ran on a local news station. Neither did the story just 10 days ago about the deputy police commissioner of Baltimore who was robbed at gunpoint by four thugs while out to dinner with his wife. People were not talking about that story in Georgetown this weekend. In fact, if there is one thing that virtually everyone who lives in Washington aggressively doesn’t care about, it’s Baltimore. Baltimore is 40 miles away, but it’s a different world. You could live here your entire life in D.C. and never visit or think about Baltimore. Most people in D.C. do just that — or did.

Then came this weekend, when “Orange Mussolini” weighed in on the subject and suddenly, Baltimore became holy ground, a sacred city of light that only an infidel would disparage. An infidel, or perhaps — and this will not surprise you — a racist — because honestly, only a hardened bigot would criticize a place as awesome as Baltimore. That was the media consensus over the weekend.

Brian Stelter, CNN chief media correspondent: This weekend, racist messages raging from the President’s Twitter feed. 

Amanda Carpenter, CNN political contributor: Donald Trump massively makes it a racist debate about Baltimore. 

Stelter: Another racist attack on an African-American member of Congress and the city he represents. 

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.: Well, the president is, as he usually is or often is, disgusting and racist. 

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, 2020 presidential candidate: He uses a racist appeal. He uses a bait and switch. 

Al Sharpton, MSNBC host: In the most bigoted and racist way …

Got that? It’s race-baiting says Al Sharpton, a noted authority on the subject. Pretty funny.

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Republicans are very easy to intimidate. They still get red in the face when CNN calls them “racist.” But they shouldn’t. It’s not real. Nobody means it, least of all, Al Sharpton. If you paid him money, he would stop criticizing you. You should, probably. It is just easier.

The whole thing is a campaign tactic dreamed up at the DNC. Once the Russia conspiracy imploded, Democrats and their lackeys in the media moved on to the other message they have, which is, “Shut up, racist.” It didn’t work in 2016 for Hillary, but they’re hopeful it will work this time. They are trying hard. We will see.

Meanwhile, Baltimore — the actual city of Baltimore, not the metaphor of Baltimore –could desperately use some attention. So it’s good news that it is finally getting some. If anything, Trump’s tweets underplay the crisis there.

Modern progressivism isn’t about helping the people beneath you, it’s about establishing moral superiority over them. It’s a revolution aimed downward, a boot in the face of people beneath you.

Last year, the city of Baltimore recorded 309 homicides — that’s a rate of more than 50 per 100,000 people. To put it in perspective, if Baltimore were a country, it would have the fourth-highest murder rate in the world, barely below Venezuela.

Or think of it this way: last week, the left denounced President Trump for reaching a deal with Guatemala that declares the country a safe location for asylum seekers. Liberals told us that Guatemala has too much crime and too many gangs to be considered safe. Making people stay in Guatemala is a human rights violation they told us, and yet, and here’s the amazing part, Baltimore’s murder rate is double that of Guatemala.

In almost any way that a city can be a disaster, Baltimore is. More than 22 percent of the city lives in poverty. Almost 65 percent of all children in Baltimore grew up in single-parent households.

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The schools, not surprisingly. are a catastrophe. In 2017, one-third of Baltimore’s high schools had zero students who were proficient in math. Let that sink in. In 13 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, not a single student — not one student — was deemed proficient at math. You’d think that would be a national scandal. You’d think that Elijah Cummings would be in a hunger strike until that’s fixed.

Bernie Sanders to his credit, by the way, visited Baltimore a few years ago and was shocked by it.

Sanders: Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you are in a wealthy nation. You would think that you were in a third world country. 

A third world country? Whoa! Wait a second. Bernie Sanders, a white supremacist? No. Actually, he’s just an old-fashioned liberal. That’s how Democrats use to think if they saw misery and urban decay. They wanted to fix it. Not anymore. Modern progressives are different from that. Modern progressivism isn’t about helping the people beneath you, it’s about establishing moral superiority over them. It’s a revolution aimed downward, a boot in the face of people beneath you. That’s what it’s about.

So Democrats support the status quo in Baltimore. It doesn’t bother them and that’s not surprising because they created it. The city hasn’t had a Republican mayor in more than 50 years. Things really began to fall apart after the 2015 riots there, and this didn’t get a lot of attention because, again, nothing that happens in Baltimore gets any attention until Trump tweets about it.

But it was a big deal, and the Obama administration imposed a consent decree on the city’s police department because they are racist, hat in effect radically restricted the ability to protect citizens, and not surprisingly, crime exploded. Elijah Cummings, by the way, praised that consent decree. He is very much a part of the problem in Baltimore.

From her taxpayer payer funded vacation in Italy today, Nancy Pelosi defended Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. And Pelosi would know –she grew up in Baltimore. Her father was a mayor of Baltimore; her brother was the mayor of Baltimore.

But like most rich progressives, Pelosi herself is long gone. She is in San Francisco now in Pacific Heights. She has got a winery in Napa. She is not interested in going back to Baltimore. It’s easier just to give other people lectures about Baltimore. Most Democrats feel that way. They’ve given up on the poor.

Instead of trying to fix Baltimore’s problem and rescue its people, they have decided to import a new population of people, many of them illegal aliens. Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen once bragged about it on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Carlson: My only concern is for the people who are already here. Does it make a school better when people move in who don’t speak English? Is it good for the kids who are already in the school do you think? Does it improve the education? Is it fair to the taxpayers? Have you thought about that? 

Zeke Cohen, Baltimore City councilman: I think the greatest asset in our city is our diversity and I was joined by an amazing group of immigrant youth yesterday in passing this resolution. 

Carlson: No, but that doesn’t — hold on — slow down. That doesn’t mean anything. I asked you a sincere question. Does it improve a school when a lot of people who move in, they don’t speak English? Does a school get better? 

Cohen: Absolutely. 

Yes, schools get a lot better when you import a lot of people who don’t speak English. Actually, it turns out that the schools haven’t gotten better at all, but Zeke Cohen doesn’t care. Nobody in the left cares because they don’t care about Baltimore.

Illegal immigration has been devastating for Baltimore, and a lot of cities like Baltimore. The last thing any poor desperate community needs is even more poor and desperate people. It’s not an attack on anybody, it’s a fact. Go to Lewiston, Maine if you don’t believe it.

Illegal immigration drives down wages for low-skilled workers nationwide. They suck up education and health care dollars. Democrats do not care about this. Why? Because illegal immigrants are reliable votes for them. They are a pathway to power. And for Democrats, that is worth sacrificing a city or two or 10 or a whole country.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on July 29, 2019

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Tucker Carlson: The real Robert Mueller has been exposed – and he’s not the superhero Dems portrayed

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“Never meet your heroes,” the saying goes , “they’ll only disappoint you.”

Democrats across the country learned it the hard way on Wednesday when former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill. If you watch the other cable channels, you’re probably accustomed to thinking of Robert Mueller as a kind of progressive superhero sent here from on high to do battle with the diabolical “Mr. Orange” on behalf of the forces of light and justice.

Hollywood literally produced a comic book about Robert Mueller. That’s how convinced they were of his power and goodness. Singlehandedly, Robert Mueller was going to save America.

And then came the long, sad spectacle of Wednesday’s hearings.

Here’s the actual Robert Mueller caught without his cape and mask, squirming under the cold light of television cameras.

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Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio: When discussing the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, you reference quote, “The firm that produced Steele recording,” unquote, the name of that firm was Fusion GPS, is that correct? 

Robert Mueller, former Special Counsel: And you’re on page 103? 

Chabot: 103, that’s correct. Volume 2. 

Mueller: I’m not familiar with that — can you — 

Chabot: It’s not a trick question, it was Fusion GPS. 

Not familiar with Fusion GPS. Well, it turns out that if you’re watching this show right now, you almost certainly know more about the Russia investigation than the man who led the Russia investigation. You know that Fusion GPS is the democratic oppo firm that paid Christopher Steele to produce the Trump Dossier. Fusion GPS is the reason we’re talking about Russia right now. In fact, Fusion GPS is the reason we had a Mueller investigation in the first place. But of course, you knew that because you’re paying attention.

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Somehow Robert Mueller himself did not know that. What does that say about Robert Mueller? Well, this isn’t a medical program, so we’re not going to speculate about it. What we can say for certain, though, is that Robert Mueller never should have been testifying before Congress on Wednesday. He didn’t want to come. He came because Democrats forced him. They knew his condition. They were happy to exploit him anyway, and they did.

To the left, the individual is always far less important than the mission. And the mission never changes — acquiring political power. Watch  the congenitally shameless Jerry Nadler of New York use Mueller as a kind of human backboard. Throw the question, get it back.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: The report did not conclude that he did not commit obstruction of justice, is that correct? 

Mueller: That is correct. 

Nadler: And what about total exoneration? Did you actually totally exonerate the President? 

Mueller: No. 

Nadler: Now, in fact, your report expressly states that it does not exonerate the President. 

Mueller: It does.

Mueller did not exonerate the president. That was the headline on CNN today. Of course, it was the headline. And that was the point of asking the question in the first place — to create a headline.

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Unmentioned was the fact that prosecutors don’t exonerate anyone — ever. Prosecutors charge people with crimes, or they don’t. That’s the full scope of their power. Only God exonerates. The whole thing was a dishonest word game.

Moments later, in fact, Robert Mueller conceded that his was the first Justice Department investigation in history to claim that its unindicted subject was not exonerated.

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas: Can you give me an example other than Donald Trump, where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined? 

Mueller: I cannot — but this as unique. 

Ratcliffe: Okay, well, you can’t — time is short. I’ve got five minutes. Let’s just leave it at you can’t find it because, I’ll tell you why, it doesn’t exist. 

That was probably the high point of the day for everyone — everyone participating, everyone watching at home. Most of the rest of the time, it was depressing to watch. Mueller seemed deeply confused — at times confused about why he was there. Repeatedly, he struggled just to hear the questions he was being asked. When he did hear them, his answer often revealed he was not familiar at all with the report that bears his name.

Robert Mueller never should have been testifying before Congress on Wednesday. He didn’t want to come. He came because Democrats forced him. They knew his condition. They were happy to exploit him anyway, and they did.

It went on like this for more than six excruciating hours. We hope you were doing something else today. We can tell you, though, that over 200 times, Mueller simply declined to answer the question at all. Repeatedly, he said that critical questions central to the Russia investigation weren’t in his purview.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.: Do you have any basis as you sit here today to believe that Steele was lying? 

Mueller: As I said before, and I’ll say again, it’s not my purview. Others are investigating what you address. 

Gaetz: So, it’s not your purview to look into whether or not Steele is lying. It’s not your purview to look into whether or not anti-Trump Russians are lying to Steele. And it’s not your purview to look at whether or not Glenn Simpson was meeting with the Russians the day before and the day after you write 3,500 words about the Trump campaign meeting. 

CARLSON: So, given what we’ve already said about Mr. Mueller, we don’t want to be cruel here. But we also want to be clear about what he is indicating.

Mueller just told us that he doesn’t know if Christopher Steele is lying about the basis of the entire Russia investigation. Nope, he doesn’t know. And by the way, he doesn’t care.

Keep in mind, Robert Mueller is the very same man who, as of right now, is trying to send Roger Stone to prison for the rest of his life for telling minor and totally irrelevant lies, allegedly, that hurt no one. But he doesn’t care to know if Christopher Steele is lying about the most important question in the investigation, to which he has dedicated two and half years of his life.

It’s enough to shake your faith actually. By the end of the day, even partisan Democrats had to admit that Mueller’s testimony had been a complete debacle.

At the very least, we now know the truth about Robert Mueller, a mysterious prosecutor with unchecked power revealed, at last, to be a daft old man blinking in the sunlight once his curtain was torn away. It was a sad coda to the long and ridiculous Russia saga — an absurd story for certain, but not a harmless story. Hardly.

This year’s long charade deeply hurt this country. It corrupted our most important institutions and divided our people. But worst of all, it distracted all of us from our real problems, which are legion.

Get in the car and drive five hours in any direction in this country. Stop frequently. Look around. How is America doing, do you think? Now, remember that all the sadness you just saw on your drive — the drug zombies and the homeless people, the payday loan places, the boarded-up buildings, all the slow-motion disasters unfolding unmistakably all around us. All of that has been completely ignored for years in favor of some stupid invented story about Russian spies that never even made sense and didn’t even happen.

The ruling class did that. They did that to you as a distraction. They do not deserve to rule, that much is clear.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on July 24, 2019.

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