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Here is some of the news from last week that the legacy media buried or obfuscated because the stories don’t fit their “Republicans bad, Democrats good” narrative.
1. This is a great way to get the ball rolling this week! There are a TON of culpable criminals who enabled Shrillary during her tour as secretary of state. She’s always been guilty of mishandling TS/SCI information, too.
[T]he Washington Post reported State Department officials informed up to 130 Clinton aides that they were found to be “culpable” of handling information that was classified lower than they should have been when transmitted through the private server. Although some former Obama administration officials have attempted to discredit the investigation by accusing the Trump administration of targeting them, one official retorted that “the process is set up in a manner to completely avoid any appearance of political bias.”
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation into Clinton’s server found at least 100 emails containing classified information, including 65 emails declared “Secret” and 22 regarded as “Top Secret.” Additionally, the State Department retroactively classified 2,093 emails that were not initially marked as such. Some experts charge Clinton broke multiple laws, including 18 U.S. Code § 1924, which forbids “unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material.”
Read the rest here. I’m one of those experts noted in the article based on over 45 years as a national security professional (albeit have never been interviewed and quoted formally). There is no statute of limitations on mishandling classified information (especially of the TS/SCI variety!).
2. Next, Peter Schweizer provides the goods on the Bidens’ corruption that the legacy media continues to hide:
[Peter] Schweizer told host Mark Levin that the former vice president’s son was being paid by Ukraine despite not having expertise in the energy sector while Joe Biden was the “point-person” on former President Barack Obama’s administration in dealing with Ukraine. “The key question here that nobody seems to want to ask in the media is: What was he being paid for? He wasn’t being paid for his expertise. What was he being paid for? And what were the Ukrainians expecting to get in return?” Schweizer stated. “I think when you overlay the financial payments with the fact that Joe Biden as point person on Obama administration policy to Ukraine was steering billions of dollars of Western money to Ukraine it becomes crystal clear exactly why they were paying him money. They wanted access and they wanted to influence Joe Biden. And Joe Biden has been around a long time here, and he had to know exactly why his son was being paid.”
Source. It’s only a matter of time until the stalking horse for Shrillary is forced to retire from the Democrats’ Star Wars bar scene field of wannabes.
3. CNN and MSNBC are infested with former Obama national security and intelligence community political hacks who rail against POTUS, but they won’t touch this story with a 10-foot pole:
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou explained why he feels President Donald Trump should ask the Senate to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Appearing on Monday night’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kiriakou described the difference between an instance during his own employment where he filed a whistleblower complaint, and the highly published complaint regarding Trump’s July 25 phone call to the president of Ukraine. The former CIA officer described his 1996 complaint, then the current one that “went through layers of editing and coordinating and lawyers were involved and managers were involved.”
“It looks like a legal document,” he said. “It doesn’t look like a whistleblower complaint, and that leads me to believe that this whistleblower that we’re talking about is just a face of an entire group that’s at the CIA that’s pushing this forward.” Kiriakou speculated that the complaint likely went “through the chain of command” to CIA Director Gina Haspel herself before landing at the office of the DNI.
Read the rest here. The experienced among us know that is was a set-up and political hit-job yet again, folks. Period.
4. Joe Biden is running scared on the Ukraine issue. He’s trying to squelch political free speech by using his campaign to pressure networks to not interview Rudy Giuliani:
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign demanded on Sunday that news networks stop booking Rudy Giuliani for interviews, handing President Donald Trump and his allies a new talking point against the former vice president. Biden’s campaign sent a letter to executives and anchors at ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, according to the NYT, which first obtained the letter. In it, Biden campaign officials Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield call interviews with Giuliani “a disservice to journalism.”
“We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump,” the letter begins. “While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough. By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.”
Read the rest here. Biden’s toast. That video of him bragging that he forced the Ukrainian president to fire the prosecutor investigating his son Hunter and Burisma Holdings sounded his political death knell. It’s just a matter of time until he’s gone.
5. More on Ukraine that the anti-Trump media and Democrats are ignoring – but it’s going to bite them all BIGLY where the sun don’t shine!
[T]he president never spoke with Attorney General William Barr “about having Ukraine investigate anything relating to former Vice President Biden or his son” or asked him to contact Ukraine “on this or any other matter,” and that the attorney general has not communicated at all with Ukraine. It also contains the following morsel: “A Department of Justice team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is separately exploring the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
While the Attorney General has yet to contact Ukraine in connection with this investigation, certain Ukrainians who are not members of the government have volunteered information to Mr. Durham, which he is evaluating.” When you grope through the miasma of Slavic names and follow the daisy chain of related people and entities, it appears that Ukrainian officials who backed the Clinton campaign provided information that generated the investigation of Mr. Manafort—acts that one Ukrainian court has said violated Ukrainian law and “led to interference in the electoral processes of the United States in 2016 and harmed the interests of Ukraine as a state.”
Read the rest here. Bit by bit, the real truth about Ukraine is seeping out – and it AIN’T good for the Democrats.
6. It’s about time the vegans got a little pushback. This is one less thing that the leftist fascists can force down our throats.
A new study states that previous claims of the harm done by eating beef and pork are inaccurate. It was thought for decades that eating too much red meat contributes to heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. But the study, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concluded that meat was probably only a contributing factor to disease — not decisive — and cutting consumption would only marginally improve risk factors.
Read the rest here. Another long-held leftwing myth is debunked. Who knew?
7. The Democrats are rushing headlong to impeach @POTUS no matter what. It’s not going to work out for them they way they think it will.
Back in 2017, Rep. Adam Schiff was crowing that there was evidence in plain sight that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. The intel committee boss never produced the evidence and neither did Robert Mueller with his police-state tactics. Schiff has now turned to improvised dialogue about President Trump pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for military aid. That is a tough act to follow but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is up to the task.
President Trump is like Paul Newman in Absence of Malice, being set up by someone with no face and no name. The whistleblower is reportedly a CIA employee but the president wants to know who this person is and face his accuser. The accuser is being represented by Andrew Bakaj, a former CIA officer who says the whistleblower “is entitled to anonymity.” Democrats want more of Trump’s phone calls with Vladimir Putin and other world leaders. Adam Schiff wants to see if “the president was also undermining our security in a way that he thought would personally benefit his campaign.” For his part, Trump wants Schiff questioned “at the highest level for Fraud & Treason,” and he wants to know who was spying on him.
Progressives believe they have somehow escaped the repressive conditioning of the masses and are wise enough to usher in the utopian state. This has all been predetermined by history, so if the progressive candidate loses, it can only be due to trickery or theft. Progressive candidates cannot accept that outsider Donald Trump defeated … Hillary Clinton. Democrats are worried that if they don’t impeach Trump he will win again in 2020. Others don’t care about the election and just want him impeached by any means necessary.
President Trump, the most powerful man in the world, could extend deployment of his power to declassify. That could prove interesting, even for someone like POTUS 44, who in 2012 told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with contentious issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election. And of course he and Hillary Clinton gave the Russians everything they wanted. They also colluded with Russia to take down candidate and President Trump. Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating a firm whose board included Biden’s son.
Trump thinks Ukraine should investigate, and that was what the call was about. Yet Trump, not Biden, faces the barrage.
Read the rest here. The focus is corruption as it always has been, not the false Democrat spin of quid pro quo.
8. POTUS is not your typical pol (thank God!).
He wasn’t supposed to release the transcripts. Or the whistleblower report. He was expected to do what any president would have done – what President Obama always did. Hide the evidence. As scripted, the president was intended to (rightly) claim executive privilege and withhold the written notes of his July 25 conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. That would allow House Democrats to ramp up speculation about what the president was hiding.
In contrast, President Trump did the unthinkable: he actually waived both executive privilege and attorney-client privilege for the Mueller investigation. What other president would allow his general counsel to be interviewed for more than 30 hours? Donald Trump does. He should be winning awards for his openness and transparency. We’ve never seen anything like it before. And it’s messing with the Democrats’ narrative.
Americans are not fooled. By now most of us have heard the message loud and clear. Rep. Al Green told us exactly what it was about when he told MSNBC in May, “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”
Read the rest here. I’ll take the transparency and responsiveness of @POTUS to the secrecy of the Deep State and Democrats any day of the week!
9. The Catholic Church goes off the deep end on enviro-wacko-ism. Funny, I thought the goal was to save souls, not “the planet.” There’s a lot of work to do on that front; just consider all the elected Democrats who support unrestricted abortion!
[T]he movement is not confined to secular discourse: it coincides with escalating rhetoric from the Vatican about environmentalism. This issue is quickly becoming central to contemporary Catholicism, just as economic justice rose to the fore in the late 19th century. This is not merely a passing phase either. The language the Church uses to discuss environmentalism today will have profound ramifications for how we think about God, humanity, creation, and salvation itself.
Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical Laudato Si was acclaimed as being for environmental justice what Pope Leo XIII’s landmark work Rerum Novarum was for economic justice in 1891. But the comparison is more aspirational than accurate. But Laudato Si, unlike Rerum Novarum, falls into the trap of adopting secular language to describe what is essentially a spiritual problem. It’s rife with the doomsday language that dominates secular environmentalism. Doomsday language does not lend itself to well-rounded philosophical frameworks or to judicious, practical applications. Instead, it promotes panic, and panic leads to moral compromise.
The unjustified moral panic over the Amazon fires is not unique. The last five decades are full of climate doomsday predictions that have been proven false. Some—like the 1970 proclamation that, by 2000, the world would be gripped in a new Ice Age—are exactly the opposite of current climate panics. For climate change activists, these facts simply don’t matter. What matters is that they see an impending climate disaster—a disaster which they believe justifies distorting the truth. This is exactly the same kind of prevarication Catholics must watch out for.
Because many leaders in the Church—including the Holy Father—have come to believe that there is an impending climate disaster, we shouldn’t be surprised if we see doctrinal distortions as a result. By elevating neo-pagan tribes to the level of moral arbiters and castigating Western Catholics en masse, activists within the Church lose sight of the Church’s primary purpose, which is to affect the salvation of human souls—the bringing of souls into harmony with God—through its preaching and sacramental ministries. All other Church activities must flow from that purpose and not from any other, lest we fall into a trap set by the forces of darkness.
Read the rest here. That article nailed how the Pope and the church hierarchy have gone off the rails, didn’t it? The Devil is hard at work boring from within.
10. A DNC contractor was digging for Trump dirt in Ukraine in 2016, but there is total silence about this in the legacy media.
There is a media narrative that is false. How do we know it’s false? The documents I possess show it’s false. They said there is no evidence that the Ukraine embassy was ever asked for help to help the Democrat national committee. She called that Russia propaganda. I have a statement from the Ukrainian embassy in Washington on the record from their sitting Ambassador in Washington that in fact Alexander Toluca, the DNC contractor came to the Ukraine embassy in spring 2016 and asked for help in finding dirt on Donald Trump in hopes of staging a congressional hearing to hurt Donald Trump. That is the on the record statements.
In addition, they state that he also asked the Ukraine president to visit the United States and spend time with an investigative reporter trying to turn up dirt on Donald Trump and Paul Manafort. What did the embassy do? They say they recognize this request for what it was, and improper efforts to influence the election and they refused to cooperate. That is a very important confirmation of something the rest of the media is calling tinfoil hat, conspiracy.
Watch the video here. Where are the legacy media in following up on this bombshell? Why, running for the hills, of course!
11. Finally, there is more circumstantial evidence that Rod Rosenstein wasn’t a “white hat,” as some have speculated.
Judicial Watch released 145 pages of Rod Rosenstein’s communications that include a one-line email from Rod Rosenstein to Robert Mueller stating, “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions” and “off the record” emails with major media outlets around the date of Mueller’s appointment.
The time period referred to in this suit is critical. On May 8, 2017, Rosenstein wrote a memo to President Trump recommending that FBI Director James Comey be fired. The next day, President Trump fired Comey. Just three days later, on May 12, Rosenstein sent an email assuring Robert Mueller that “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions.”
In a May 16, 2017 email, sent the day before Mueller’s appointment, Rosenstein emailed former Bush administration Deputy Attorney General and current Kirkland & Ellis Partner, Mark Filip stating, “I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls. Sometimes the moment chooses us.”
Read the rest here. Occam’s razor says that Rosenstein indicted himself with his own words. I’ll wait for definitive proof to the contrary, no speculation.
Here are a couple of honorable mentions from this weeks news:
Here’s the short summary of the items in this weekly news summary:
- Up to 130 State Dept personnel stand to lose their security clearances as a result of the Shrillary email server debacle. Frankly, it’s not enough; they need to be prosecuted because they knew about it and did nothing.
- Peter Schweizer exposes the Bidens’ epic corruption.
- A former CIA officer who submitted a whistleblower compliant opines that the Ukraine complaint reads like it was a legal brief, not a submission by a genuine whistleblower.
- Joe Biden is pressuring the networks not to interview Rudy Giuliani on their news programs. Sure seems like a desperate move to me (not to mention typical Democrat fascism by attempting to stifle opposing political speech).
- AG Barr is methodically looking into foreign influence in the 2016 elections. Ukraine is on the menu to the consternation of the Democrats.
- Red meat isn’t bad for humans after all. I learned “everything in moderation” long ago. Glad to see a return to sanity.
- Biden did the crime, yet it’s @OTUS who is the focus of Democrat allegations. Yeah, it’s nothing but transference!
- POTUS upset the Democrats’ impeachment apple cart by releasing the Ukraine phone call transcript summary because he’s not your average brain-dead RINO.
- The Pope apparently is on the green bandwagon, and saving souls seems to be second fiddle.
- A DNC contractor was fishing for dirt on Donald Trump in Ukraine in 2016.
- Looks like Rod Rosenstein was a bad guy after all; he implicates himself with his own words.
The Democrats flawed impeachment gambit (refer to the last bullet in item 12 above) continues to dominate the news. Watching their and their paid media lies, given the phone call transcript, is just amazing. Completely disgraceful! Now they’re shifting to China since that dog won’t hunt. Meanwhile, AG Barr and USA Durham continue their work, making the Democrats more desperate by the day. I love it! And no one has mentioned the DoJ OIG FISA abuse report that’s “under final review” lately. There’s a lot happening, folks; stay tuned!
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