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CNN Goes Don Corleone in Headline on John Durham’s Appointment to Investigate the Trump-Russia Probe

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John Durham has been appointed by AG Bill Barr to investigation the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and that’s got some people up in arms.

The problem is that Durham has been so lauded on a bi-partisan basis in the past that it’s going to be difficult for Democrats to now paint him as a Trump sycophant.

That didn’t stop CNN from signaling that there’s only one outcome to his investigation that they’ll accept.

What exactly is putting his apolitical reputation on the line?

It almost sounds like CNN is threatening to destroy his reputation if he doesn’t come to the right conclusions. Make no mistake, if he finds criminal wrongdoing, that’s exactly what they’ll do. Durham will immediately become a pariah that must be discredited as a partisan.

The odd thing is that I don’t ever remember the media spinning Mueller’s investigation as a test of his apolitical reputation. Because when the investigation is into a Republican and his associates, it’s just law enforcement doing their job and don’t you dare question their motives. But when there’s an investigation into Obama officials, suddenly, it’s a test of the prosecutors apolitical reputation and he must tread carefully.

In other words, CNN is telling Durham “that’s a nice reputation you’ve got there, be a shame if anything were to happen to it.”

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Democratic Clown Car Primary Officially Largest in Modern American History

With the latest addition of — hang on, I have to Google it, ok it was Montana Gov. Steve Bullock — in the Democratic presidential primary contest, it’s officially the largest primary field in modern American history. That’s not necessarily an advantage for the Democrats.

With Bullock’s announcement yesterday, he became the 23rd Democrat to throw his hat in the ring, joining former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar…and some other people polling at 1 percent or even lower.

Add in President Donald Trump, running for re-election, and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, challenging Trump for the GOP nomination, and this crowd of 25 far exceeds the presidential primary candidates we’ve seen in years. That’s true going back to at least 1980, according to Bloomberg.

The 2016 Republican primary seemed overwhelmingly large at the time, peaking at 17 candidates in July 2015. This Democratic group passed that point back in April of this year.

The Democratic primary is likely to remain a clown car for some time to come. As Bloomberg noted, primary fields have not historically narrowed until the first month or so of the election year.

There is also little incentive for any of the candidates to drop out early. Running for president brings opportunities like book deals and media appearances, and positions one to be considered for the vice presidential slot.

And while it’s true that the plethora of choices may energize some Democratic voters, the party is facing huge risks from this chaotic crowd. They desperately want to defeat Trump — a rich, old, white man they frequently attack as racist and sexist — and have spent years messaging to women and minorities that only the Democrats care about their issues.

But despite a diverse primary field that includes a wide variety of ages and races, the first major party openly gay presidential candidate, and a number of accomplished female candidates, the solid frontrunners remain two more rich, old, white men: Biden and Sanders. Buttigieg is gay and checks another diversity box as one of the youngest candidates (I believe he’s the first millennial presidential candidate), but he’s also still another white guy.

FiveThirtyEight reviewed four decades of primary polls and came to the conclusion that early polls actually are an indicator of success. Name recognition is obviously a factor early on, but another study they did showed that adjusting for name recognition did not significantly dilute Biden or Sanders’ support.

Democrats want a candidate who can beat Trump. Hillary Clinton failed in 2016 because even though the majority of Republican primary voters had preferred another candidate over Trump, and many still had reservations about him leading up to the general election, she was viewed as so unlikable and extremely liberal that conservative voters could not stand voting for her. Sanders poses a similar risk, with his long history of openly advocating for socialism.

Is Biden the strongest candidate the Democrats can put up against Trump? They might not have much of a choice, and there’s not much they can do about it now. The underhanded interference by Clinton loyalists to influence the 2016 primary has left a bitter taste still in many party activists’ mouths, and there’s no way they could alter the debate qualification or primary voting and caucus rules now without risking a rebellion.

This crowded primary field is also robbing Democrats of some of their talent for other major offices. With so many current and former governors and senators running for president, it makes it difficult if not impossible for them to run for re-election or for another statewide seat, due to the demands of the presidential campaign trail and the laws in some states about running for multiple offices.

For example, several of the current presidential candidates have the name recognition and infrastructural resources to make them potentially strong challengers against the incumbent Republican Senators in their states. Control of the Senate in 2020 is of critical importance beyond which party wins the presidency, and the Democrats are leaving a number of key races to lower tier contenders.

UPDATE: Perfect timing. Just a few minutes ago, Texas Sen. John Cornyn’s campaign emailed an excerpt from a Texas Tribune article noting that Texas Democrats were already fretting about the lackluster campaign of Cornyn’s Democratic challenger, MJ Hegar:

Beyond a barrage of fundraising emails, [Hegar] has kept a low profile, not holding any public campaign events and doing only a handful of media appearances — all things one would expect as a candidate looks to establish early momentum in a nationally watched race.

“It’s concerning,” said one Democratic strategist unaffiliated with any of the declared or potential candidates. “At this time two years ago, Beto was criss-crossing the state. The question I’m seeing now is where exactly has MJ Hegar been?”

As the article notes, several other Democrats, including Houston Councilwoman Amanda Edwards, former Congressman Chris Bell, and State Sen. Royce West, are considering competing in the primary to take on Cornyn in 2020. None of these people have the name recognition or fundraising network that O’Rourke or Castro do, either in Texas or nationally. In fact, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say they may not even reach O’Rourke or Castro’s level if you added them together cumulatively.

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Omar Responds to Failed Dem Congressional Candidate Who Said ALL Omar and Tlaib Critics Are “Islamophobic”

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Florida Dem Pam Keith, a former candidate for both the U.S. House and Senate. Screen grab via WPLG.

When last we left you, Florida Democrat Pam Keith spent her early Friday morning letting the world know that the “GOP = white supremacy Sharia.” A couple of hours later she was still on a roll, demanding that women participate in a sex strike against conservative men because abortion reasons and stuff.

Because Ms. Keith, a failed primary candidate for the U.S. House and Senate, does her best ranting in the early hours of the morning, she spent her Tuesday morning waging a Twitter war on anyone who dared to speak against freshman Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13).

She spent the next several tweets attempting to defend Tlaib’s most recent anti-Semitical remarks and concluded by saying that the “attacks” on Tlaib were “coordinated and with specific purpose of intimidating her and unleashing the kind of hatred that Ilhan received. I am just calling that CRAP OUT!”

As Sarah at Twitchy documented extensively, the pushback was swift, with many Twitter users correctly pointing out that Keith’s passionate defenses of Omar’s and Tlaib’s well-documented anti-Semitism effectively made her an enabler of anti-Semitism herself.

One person who weighed in on Keith’s comments, however, agreed wholeheartedly with her assessment:

Looks like Keith has a new bestie, which could be a problem for her if she decides to run for Florida’s 18th Congressional District seat again. A portion of that district is in Palm Beach County, which has a large Jewish population.

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Gavin Newsom Pardons Convicted Felons to Shield Them From Deportation

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California’s policies just get more and more nonsensical.

Their new governor, Gavin Newsom, has decided to continue former Gov. Jerry Brown’s policy of pardoning illegal immigrants convicted of serious felonies in order to undercut federal immigration enforcement. Apparently, being rightly targeted by ICE gains you a special status above U.S. citizens in his state. I’m sure there are a lot of Americans who’d love one of the clean records Newsom is handing out for political reasons.

Before we get into the details, take a look at this LA Times headline.

In a Rebuke to President Trump, Gov. Newsom Pardons Refugees Facing Deportation

Talk about whitewashing. Maybe mentioning they are felons in the headline would be prudent? Just a thought.

Here’s one of the men granted clemency by Newsom.

Hov, a naturalized citizen who arrived in the United States in 1985 as a legal refugee when he was 6, was convicted of solicitation to commit murder and participation in a criminal street gang in 2001, when he was 21, according to the Newsom administration.

The other crimes being pardoned aren’t quite as serious, but are felonies nonetheless.

Let’s deal with the obvious rebuttal, which will be that these people completed their prison sentences. Part of committing a crime as an immigrant in this country is that you give up your right to be here. By pardoning those properly being tagged for deportation, Newsom is removing a major deterrent for non-U.S. citizens to not commit crimes.

For ICE’s part, the pardons do not remove their ability to complete the deportations, although it removes the underlying crime which triggered it.

The pardons do not automatically end a deportation effort but remove the underlying criminal offense that triggered the federal removal actions.

Federal immigration authorities should seriously consider ignoring the efforts of Newsom here. They can legally do so and there’s no reason to reward California’s efforts of subversion of Federal law.

For Newsom’s part, this is all just politics. Before the pardons were granted, he took a bunch of shots at President Trump, including comparing his policies to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Of course there’s no actual comparison between ICE deporting convicted felons and that law, but no one said it had to make sense.

“I’m constantly trying to understand the moment we’re living in, the xenophobia, the nativism that marks the populism of this moment,” Newsom said. “Any of us who are students of history know that it’s not without precedent. It’s not novel. It’s hardly new. It’s very familiar.”

It couldn’t just be that ICE is trying to enforce the law. It has to be xenophobia and nativism. That’s Democrats only play.

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Kirsten Gillibrand Takes a Page Out of Hillary Clinton’s Book, Blames Sexism for Failing 2020 Campaign

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Nevermind that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D – N.Y.) is about as likable as a rabid possum, and is a shrug-worthy politician at best, the real reason she’s probably not going to make it to the debate stage with her fellow 2020 candidates is that everyone is sexist.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Gillibrand blamed her failing campaign on the fact that “people are generally biased against women”:

In a CNN profile about how Gillibrand is “living her best life” by having fun on the campaign trail, the low-polling senator gave a “hearty ‘yeah’” when asked if she’s not being taken seriously enough on the trail.

“I think it’s just gender bias. I think people are generally biased against women. I think also biased against young women,” she said. “There’s just bias and it’s real and it exists, but you have to overcome it.”

According to the Free Beacon, Gillibrand is likely not going to make the first debate stage due to lack of donors:

Adding to Gillibrand’s woes have been her inability to crack the Democratic National Committee’s donor threshold for the first debates on June 26 and 27. Candidates have to either get 65,000 unique donors—including 200 different donors in at least 20 states—or reach 1 percent in three reputable national or early-primary state polls.

Such tactics of garnering donations include her playing beer pong, and asking for $1 if she managed to sink a shot, fellow kids.

The Democratic party tends to bill itself as the party of women, however, Joe Biden is currently leading the pack by leaps and bounds according to a New Hampshire poll. Gillibrand is currently polling at 0%.

Another sore loser blamed sexism for her inability to defeat her political opponents. In between blaming everything from Russia to the wind, Hillary Clinton blamed America’s sexism on the reason she faltered:

From the Washington Examiner:

“[E]very day that goes by there’s more evidence and more proof of Russia and fake news and Cambridge Analytica and misogyny and sexism,” she said. “I mean it’s hard, it’s very hard.”

She said the “lock her up” chants that Trump led during the election and other protests around her were signs of misogyny.

Like Clinton before her, it’s a safe bet that Gillibrand isn’t flagging because she’s a woman, it’s more than likely because she’s a very unimpressive candidate.

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New Details of Barr’s Investigation of the Investigators Shows a Wide-Ranging Probe

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Two days ago, Attorney General Bill Barr finally announced what he’d been hinting at for weeks: An investigation into the origins and handling of the Trump-Russia probe is now underway. This, of course, sent liberals into a frenzy, as they finally found an investigation that’s acceptable to criticize after spending years defending the “integrity” of the FBI and DOJ.

New details are emerging about just what this new investigation will look like and what it will encompass.

If some former officials were hoping it just stopped with the FISA warrant issues, they are gonna be disappointed.

It’s actually surprising to see that this spans multiple agencies. We may actually get a look at the CIA’s possible role in running informants against the Trump campaign. This also means that John Brennan could be right in the crosshairs.

Another thing that jumps out to me is that Bill Barr looks to be intimately involved in this. That’s good. The last thing we need is another runaway investigation with no oversight, e.g., Robert Mueller. IG Horowitz working directly with Barr and Durham points to one thing, i.e., that criminal referrals are likely. Normally the DOJ is hands off when an IG gets involved but some kind of coordination is playing out and it’s likely because the IG himself has no power to prosecute.

Durham has apparently been on the job for weeks now without public knowledge, no doubt a necessary measure given the IG report is expected to be released in a month or two.

A lot of former Obama officials should be feeling a bit more nervous right about now.

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It Starts: Bernie Sanders Is Using Ocasio-Cortez to Flame Biden

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It was only a matter of time before the radicals in the Democratic party began trying to take former VP and current favorite for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Joe Biden, to the mat. It seems that their first task is going to be to make Biden seem like a “non-starter” on climate change.

And Biden’s closest competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is going to use the Democrat’s current sweetheart, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to do it.

While giving a joint promotion of the failed Green New Deal on Monday, the democratic socialist duo painted Biden’s supposed centrist climate change proposal as a “dealbreaker” and signaled that when it came to climate change there was no middle ground.

From The Hill:

On Friday Ocasio-Cortez criticized a “middle ground” climate plan reportedly in the works from former Vice President Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign, calling it a “dealbreaker” for the party’s progressives

“This is a dealbreaker. There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

“Blaming ‘blue collar’ Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101,” she continued. “We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake.”

Sanders slammed Biden’s plan as a non-starter.

“There is no ‘middle ground’ when it comes to climate policy. If we don’t commit to fully transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels, we will doom future generations,” Sanders tweeted. “Fighting climate change must be our priority, whether fossil fuel billionaires like it or not.”

Biden has yet to release any kind of climate change plan, and reports that his plan was a middle of the road kind have been “mischaracterized” according to Reuters. Still, I’m not sure that a plan that seeks the middle ground would be a detriment to his campaign.

At this time, climate change is a large issue to the Democratic party. As the clear favorite to win the nomination, it’s likely that whatever plan he releases is going to be the one the Democratic party and its media back.

 

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It Starts: Bernie Sanders Is Using Ocasio-Cortez to Flame Biden

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It was only a matter of time before the radicals in the Democratic party began trying to take former VP and current favorite for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Joe Biden, to the mat. It seems that their first task is going to be to make Biden seem like a “non-starter” on climate change.

And Biden’s closest competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is going to use the Democrat’s current sweetheart, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to do it.

While giving a joint promotion of the failed Green New Deal on Monday, the democratic socialist duo painted Biden’s supposed centrist climate change proposal as a “dealbreaker” and signaled that when it came to climate change there was no middle ground.

From The Hill:

On Friday Ocasio-Cortez criticized a “middle ground” climate plan reportedly in the works from former Vice President Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign, calling it a “dealbreaker” for the party’s progressives

“This is a dealbreaker. There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

“Blaming ‘blue collar’ Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101,” she continued. “We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake.”

Sanders slammed Biden’s plan as a non-starter.

“There is no ‘middle ground’ when it comes to climate policy. If we don’t commit to fully transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels, we will doom future generations,” Sanders tweeted. “Fighting climate change must be our priority, whether fossil fuel billionaires like it or not.”

Biden has yet to release any kind of climate change plan, and reports that his plan was a middle of the road kind have been “mischaracterized” according to Reuters. Still, I’m not sure that a plan that seeks the middle ground would be a detriment to his campaign.

At this time, climate change is a large issue to the Democratic party. As the clear favorite to win the nomination, it’s likely that whatever plan he releases is going to be the one the Democratic party and its media back.

 

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Brave Liz Warren Brags About Nobly Turning Down “Hate-for Profit” Fox News’s Town Hall Offer

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Fox News allegedly offered Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren a platform for a town hall, but Warren is now bragging that she turned it down because it would only help the “hate-for-profit machine” Fox News.

According to a page on Elizabeth Warren’s website, you’re hit with bold all-caps letters that read: “FOX NEWS INVITED ELIZABETH TO DO A TOWN HALL. SHE TURNED THEM DOWN.”

This is then followed by an explanation as to why:

A Democratic town hall gives the Fox News sales team a way to tell potential sponsors it’s safe to buy ads on Fox — no harm to their brand or reputation. So Elizabeth won’t ask millions of Democratic primary voters to tune into an outlet that profits from racism and hate in order to see our candidates.

Below that is a call to fight “profits from racism and hate” by signing up for Warren’s mailing list.

Charming.

Warren also took to Twitter for a hard-earned victory lap.

“Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life and death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class,” tweeted Warren.

“Hate-for-profit works only if there’s profit, so Fox News balances a mix of bigotry, racism, and outright lies with enough legit journalism to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet. It’s all about dragging in ad money—big ad money,” she added.

Warren then claimed that Fox News is struggling due to loss of advertisers in their “hate-filled” space and that Warren’s presence would signal to corporations (corporations she’s promising to strangle if she’s elected) that it’s okay to run ads on Fox News.

If the claim is true, Fox News still hasn’t confirmed it as of this writing.

The thing is, Fox News offering Warren a platform would be doing her a favor. At this time, CNN and MSNBC combined can’t equal out to the prime time viewership of Fox News.

What’s more, Fox News isn’t struggling monetarily as Bloomberg seemed to begrudgingly admit at the end of last March:

The new Fox is valued at $23 billion, most of which hinges on the success of Fox News. About 90 percent of Fox Corp.’s cable-network Ebitda may come from the Fox News brand, estimates Michael Nathanson, an analyst for MoffettNathanson LLC. And with Fox News Channel’s cash-flow margin of nearly 60 percent in 2018, it has a big lead over Comcast Corp.’s MSNBC and AT&T Inc.’s CNN, according to estimates by Kagan, a unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The likely story is that Warren is afraid of appearing on Fox News. There are questions she doesn’t want to be asked, and answers she’d rather not be seen giving, or more likely, not giving. There are narratives she’d rather keep intact, and the idea of any further embarrassment on her part is likely a terrifying concept for her.

It’s not likely that Warren is going to win the nomination, much less the White House. Trump knows how to get under her skin, and she demonstrated it gloriously with an unnecessary DNA test. For Warren, Fox News is frightening. It would be great exposure, but it would be exposed in a forum that would be challenging.

If Warren has learned anything, run-ins with the truth are damaging to her brand.

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WATCH: “The View” Politically Neuters Beto O’Rourke, Makes Him Revisit His Vanity Fair Cover

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I honestly never thought I’d say this about any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, but I almost felt sorry for Beto O’Rourke during his interview on ABC‘s “The View” program earlier today.

As Red State‘s Brandon Morse noted last week, his campaign has stalled just two months after its launch. And Alex Parker wrote yesterday about how O’Rourke is gearing up for a “relaunch” of sorts to reestablish himself with Democratic voters.

Part of that relaunch apparently involved appearing on “The View”, where he was nitpicked over every perceived campaign flub, including the now-infamous Vanity Fair cover.

Politico reports:

During an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” O’Rourke responded to questions about his statement to Vanity Fair that he was “born to be in” the 2020 presidential race. He also fielded inquiries about his comment early on the campaign trail that his wife, Amy, was raising his kids back in their hometown of El Paso, Texas, “sometimes with my help.”

“Would you say those are mistakes — being on the cover of Vanity Fair?” host Joy Behar asked O’Rourke Tuesday. “It looks elitist? What?”

“Yeah, I think it reinforces that perception of privilege,” the former Congressman responded. “And that headline that said I was ‘born to be in this’ in the article — I was attempting to say that I felt that my calling was in public service. No one is born to be president of the United States of America, least of all me.”

Watch a portion of his lengthy segment on the show below:

He was momentarily quiet after co-host Meghan McCain asked the question about the Vanity Fair cover and some of the goofy comments he’d made on the campaign trail as though he was trying to absorb a body blow.

There’s no question that some of the things he’s said since he announced his presidential candidacy have been stupid. And it’s no secret that O’Rourke has an inflated opinion of himself. But part of that was fueled by Democrats who used to hang on his every word, and part of it was fueled by a mainstream media who used to give him the rock star treatment a la Barack Obama.

In fact, the former president even said in an interview late last year that O’Rourke reminded him of … himself.

Beto O’Rourke used to be able to say the most ridiculous things and be praised and revered for it.

But the times have changed. The same media and Democrats who once treated Beto O’Rourke as the next Barack Obama are in some ways now treating him like a Republican pariah because he’s not a female candidate, he’s not a middle class candidate, he’s not gay, and he’s not Hispanic.

In other words, he can’t help them play their identity politics games with Republicans because he’s a rich white guy. So now he has to embrace a more humbled, contrite, and apologetic tone in order to win back over the same journalists and Democrats who once viewed his self-centered nature and wildly speaking off the cuff as admirable qualities in future leaders.

It’ll be interesting to see if he can turn his campaign around at this (admittedly early) stage of the game.

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