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James Comey Was Spying On Loretta Lynch

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch listens at left as FBI Director James Comey speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Seven hackers tied to the Iranian government were charged Thursday in a series of punishing cyberattacks on a small dam outside New York City and on dozens of banks _ intrusions that reached into American infrastructure and disrupted the financial system, U.S. law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

James Comey really had a thing for spying on people I guess. But don’t call it spying. Call it “human surveillance” so as not to offend the sensibilities of the media.

A new report has come out, based on a coming book by Pulitzer winning journalist James B. Stewart, in which it is revealed that former FBI Dir. Comey had a high level informant placed inside then Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s office.

This via The New York Post.

Lynch had made major career advances in the 1990s under President Bill Clinton — and her boss, President Barack Obama, plainly supported Hillary’s candidacy. Plus, Obama was also implicated in the scandal, since he’d exchanged multiple emails with Clinton at her non-government address — a fact they were all keeping from the public.

Stewart reports that Comey’s “highly placed informant” indicated that Lynch wouldn’t let the FBI investigation add to Clinton’s woes. An email reportedly from the head of the Democratic National Committee assured a civilian that “Lynch wouldn’t let the Clinton investigation get very far, suggesting that Lynch would protect Clinton,” Stewart writes.

There are two parts to this. One, the fact that Comey was running an informant against his own boss (the DOJ oversees the FBI) is pretty shocking. This guy apparently just had no boundaries at all. It’s like he was trying to be a the modern day J. Edgar Hoover but without the secret sex life.

The other, perhaps more newsworthy aspect of this is that Lynch was sandbagging the investigation to help Clinton. That’s been long suspected and multiple pieces of evidence have come out over the years pointing that direction. This may be the most direct accusation yet and it matches up exactly with what transpired. While Lynch claimed she was sitting on the sidelines, essentially recused without being recused, she knew the decision to not go after Hillary had already been passed down by her own DOJ. The game was rigged even while she was smiling for the cameras and claiming she’d do whatever the FBI wanted.

At this point, all these revelations are more intriguing that actionable. It’s not illegal for Comey to do what he did and Lynch is certainly not a sympathetic character herself. WHat it does show is just how underhanded these people were. Power was simply something to be abused and politics played a central role in many things they did.

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Congress Blasts the NBA for Kowtowing to China, As More Fans Are Ejected for Supporting Hong Kong

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With all the rancor in Washington, it’s nice to see issues where Democrats and Republicans seem to be able to come together and take a unified stand.

Both the left and the right came together to rip the NBA for pandering to China and stopping speech of Americans critical of China and/or supportive of Hong Kong protesters.

According to a draft of their letter obtained by CNN, the bipartisan group which included Reps. Tom Malinowksi, Mike Gallagher, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jim Banks, and Sens. Ben Sasse, Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, and Ted Cruz blasted the NBA.

“It is outrageous that the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic power to suppress the speech of Americans inside the United States,” they said. “It is also outrageous that the NBA has caved to Chinese government demands for contrition.”

They noted such concession would only inspire China to further intimidate free speech.

The members continued, saying the NBA “should have anticipated the challenges of doing business in a country run by a repressive single party government—including by being prepared to stand in strong defense of the freedom of expression of its employees, players, and affiliates across the globe.”

The letter observed that the NBA is not silent when it came to speaking out on American “social justice” issues, noting “it is easy to defend freedom of speech when it costs you nothing, equivocating when profits are at stake is a betrayal of fundamental American values.

The members also pointed out, “You have more power to take a stand than most of the Chinese government’s targets” and they should stand for freedom because it’s those very rights that have afforded them their success.

They also set forth a list of things they’d like to see from the NBA.

But the NBA is already having more trouble. As Twitchy noted, more fans were tossed out at a Wizards game last night with the Guangzhou Loong-Lions after the fans chanted slogans, held up signs “Shame on the NBA,” “Free Speech is a universal value,” and “South Park was right,” and wore shirts reading “Free Hong Kong.”

Security confiscated a “Free Hong Kong” sign from protesters sporting the t-shirts as the national anthem was being played.

Jon Schweppe, @JonSchweppe, who is with the American Principles Project, was part of the group and took the videos.

The protesters also had a sign “Google Uyghurs” confiscated.

The Uyghurs are a group of Chinese Muslims who have been greatly persecuted by the Chinese government and locked up in concentration camps.

Fans were ejected for similar actions the night before at a Philadelphia 76ers game with the same Chinese team.

More such actions are being planned by fans.

The NBA needs to take the hint from Congress or they may find a more important market rejecting them than that of China, in addition to throwing American values under the bus.

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Ukrainian MP Reports Biden Received $900K from Burisma for Lobbying Activities; Update: Solomon Disagrees

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A Ukrainian member of parliament held a press conference on Wednesday at Interfax-Ukraine’s press center in Kiev and made a rather startling announcement.

MP Andriy Derkach told reporters that former Vice President Joe Biden had received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company founded and owned by Mykola Zlochevsky. The notation on the funds transfer allegedly said, “for consultative services.”

Derkach revealed documents which “describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden, Sr.” He said:

This was the transfer of Burisma Group’s funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference was payment for consultative services.

Rosemont Seneca Partners is the company owned by Hunter Biden and his business partner Devon Archer. It’s inaccurate to say it is affiliated with Biden.

According to the Interfax release, Derkach also announced funds that had been transferred to others, specifically the former vice president’s son, Hunter Biden.

According to the documents, Burisma paid no less than $16.5 million to [former Polish President, who became an independent director at Burisma Holdings in 2014] Aleksander Kwasniewski, [chairman of the Burisma board of independent directors] Alan Apter, [Burisma independent director] Devon Archer and Hunter Biden [who joined the Burisma board of directors in 2014].

Using political and economic levelers of influencing Ukrainian authorities and manipulating the issue of providing financial aid to Ukraine, Joe Biden actively assisted closing criminal cases into the activity of former Ukrainian Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, who is the founder and owner of Burisma Group.

Biden’s fifth visit to Kyiv on December 7-8, 2015 was devoted to making a decision on the resignation of [then Ukrainian Prosecutor General] Viktor Shokin over the case of Zlochevsky and Burisma. Loan guarantees worth $1 billion that the United States was to give to Ukraine was the point of pressure. Biden himself admitted exerting pressure in his speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018, calling Shokin ‘son of a bitch who was fired.’

The timeline of events proves that the U.S. linked the Zlochevsky case to loan guarantees.

After the decree dismissing Shokin was published on April 3, 2016, the governments of the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement worth $1 billion, several months later, on June 3.

In this case, there are facts should be subject to investigation. There is an agency that has powers to investigate them; the U.S. Department of Justice. If the Ukrainian Prosecutor General signs documents and send them to U.S. Department of Justice without any requests, he will accomplish his mission.

Considering international corruption in public is a way-out for President Zelensky. I am certain that he is not involved in international corruption.

Derkach told reporters he is creating a “parliamentary investigative commission and has already requested launching a criminal case against Ukrainian officials into interference into U.S. elections.” He also stated that a court hearing was scheduled for October 21st.

Ukraine is well-known for its corruption and it’s naive to take anything one hears from their media and even members of the Ukrainian government at face value.

It sounds rather incredible that Joe Biden himself would become involved in such a shady deal. He is on tape threatening to withhold U.S. aid unless Shokin was fired. We have evidence of that. Biden denies he wanted Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin fired because he was about to question his son. Rather, he claims that Shokin was corrupt.

But accepting funds from a foreign corporation, or any corporation, sounds a little over the top, especially given the tremendous risks associated with it. Would Biden gamble his reputation and his future on a payment of $900,000? It seems unlikely.

On the other hand, why would a member of parliament make a completely unwarranted accusation against a former U.S. Vice President?

In the meantime, Rudy Giuliani discussed this story on “Hannity” last night. Predictably, he appeared to find the accusation to be somewhat credible. Here’s what he told Sean:

Let me tell you who Mykola Zlochevsky is. He’s a major oligarch. He stole $5 billion from his people. He very suspiciously was allowed to come back [to Ukraine]. His case got dismissed when they dismissed Hunter Biden’s case [involving Burisma]…He the one who paid the $16.5 million and the $900,000…It wasn’t $16.5, it was more like $8 million to the Biden group. This guy’s one of the major criminals in the Ukraine and he’s now walking around free because Joe Biden got the case dismissed.

This gentleman has said that this information should be turned over to the Justice Department. And for their own purposes, they should investigate it. I’m going to tell you why Sean. Because they suspect that the President of the Ukraine received a very major bribe in order to tank this case.

I’m not saying Biden was involved in that bribe, but it was the only thing he wasn’t involved in.

This case stinks. They can run away from it all they want.

UPDATE:  10/10/2019 at 12:00:  Investigative reporter John Solomon disagrees.

Watch the video. (Relevant segment starts at 26:00.)

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Bisexual Rep. Katie Hill Allegedly Left Her Husband for Her (Male) Finance Director

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This June 2018 photo provided by the Katie Hill Campaign shows Katie Hill on her ranch in Agua Dulce, Calif. Hill running as a Democrat wants to advance her party’s plans to take control of the House by replacing Rep. Steve Knight, who’s seeking a third term in what’s become a lonely GOP outpost , the last Republican-held House seat in strongly Democratic Los Angeles County. (Ben Steinberger/Katie Hill Campaign via AP)

 

A story in Metro Weekly covering a resolution introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) condemning Sec. Ben Carson’s comments about transgendered people, which identified Hill as a “lesbian” seemingly prompted Hill’s estranged husband to out her on an entirely different issue.

Out lesbian?!? Then why has she been sleeping with her (male) finance director for the past year at least?I couldn’t…

Posted by Kenny Heslep on Monday, October 7, 2019

Kenny Heslep was married to Hill for nearly a decade and filed for divorce in July. He wrote:

Out lesbian?!? Then why has she been sleeping with her (male) finance director for the past year at least?

I couldn’t dispute this if she was still holding to being bisexual. But but being with her husband (me) for almost 15 years and then leaving me for another MAN, not woman, whom she is still seeing, is not her being a lesbian. Bisexual yes, as I will back up her claims to this. But not lesbian alone.

Maybe you simply reported incorrectly, in which case you should correct it to bisexual. As she made this a major part of her platform while campaigning.

Feel free to contact me for more information. I’m sure you can find me with minimal effort.

Graham Kelly, a man, was Hill’s finance director from May 2017 until November 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile. The position was apparently vacant until a female finance director started in July 2019.

Hill is the second member of “The Squad” going through a divorce in the midst of an alleged affair. Hill’s reported relationship with her former campaign staffer is more problematic than that of Rep. Ilhan Omar, though, because Kelly is now Hill’s Legislative Director. Congressional pay records show that Kelly was paid just over $20,000 for the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Engaging in a sexual relationship with a subordinate is strictly against House Ethics rules. The Code of Conduct that members of Congress must abide by states:

18. (a) A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not engage in a sexual relationship with any employee of the House who works under the supervision of the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, or who is an employee of a committee on which the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner serves. This paragraph does not apply with respect to any relationship between two people who are married to each other.

Hill’s office did not respond to a request for comment before press time.

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Support for Impeachment Is Exploding but There Are Caveats

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There are several counterpoints to this trend, but let’s just start with the setup and numbers first.

Obviously, we are in the midst of impeachment-mania, where the bureaucracies are leaking things almost hourly to target Trump and the Democrats continue to act super serious without actually having the stones to vote. Then you have the media going absolutely wild, framing everything in the worst light and refusing to even report on counter-evidence.

Is it any surprise while such a frenzy is going on, the American people may be shifting a bit in sentiment?

Take these latest polls for example.

So what does this actually mean? I’m not sure it means much. Again, we are at what is probably the worse point in this cycle for the President. Nearly hourly dumps, while there’s no clear impeachment pursuit, can lead to narratives being built that aren’t necessarily supported by facts.

What exactly is Trump supposedly going to be impeached over? We don’t know because the Democrats won’t tell us. But the chaos of it all is likely grating on voters and that’s always been a danger to Trump.

Of course, another counterfactual is just how questionable the sampling is in that Fox poll.

I mean, it’s possible that party affiliation has changed so much as to allow a 14 point spread between Republicans and Democrats, but I kind of doubt it.

The real question is what this will look like six months from now when the Democrats still haven’t impeached the President, or worse for them, they do and the Senate airs everything they are trying to keep secret, leading to his acquittal.

Eventually, this game Pelosi and Schiff are playing will grow old with the public. You can’t just keep witnesses and evidence under wraps and then say “trust us, we still have to remove the President.” Much like how impeachment support exploded in the early days of the Mueller probe, I expect to see a recession happen as this drags on.

Democrats have painted themselves into a corner. Had they waited to drop this in the summer of 2020, it may have worked to their advantage. But they risk impeachment fatigue and people realizing they don’t have the goods long before public sentiment is settled on who to vote for. The risk that something truly damning could come out still exists, but I’m doubtful we get anything but further muddying of the waters.

The window for impeachment is not a year long. Democrats will have to make their move sooner rather than later and we’ll see what these polls say after that plays out.

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Meghan McCain Puts Dems on Notice: ‘Laugh All You Want,’ but Trey Gowdy Joining the Trump Team Is ‘Bad News for Democrats’

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On The View, fiery Meghan McCain had a message for Democrats: It may be funny to you now, but it won’t in the end.

She was referring to the White House’s decision to bulk up its impeachment defense team with the addition of Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Upon hearing the announcement, some on social media had posted video of former prosecutor Trey previously ripping the Obama administration over withholding subpoenaed documents in the Benghazi investigation.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg played the clip Wednesday, to the audience’s delight.

In the video, Trey insists:

“The notion that you can withhold information and documents from Congress, no matter whether you’re the party in power or not in power is wrong. Respect for the rule of law must mean something irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles.”

Joy cheered, “We agree!”


But Meghan didn’t get it. She championed Gowdy:

“I think I’m confused why everyone’s laughing, because my take on it is that they’ve been having closed hearings. And don’t we want as [much] transparency as possible? And you can laugh all you want about Trey Gowdy, but he’s one of the great congressmen.”

Meghan is a bucket of attitude, and sometimes she gets poured:

“He’s a brilliant orator, he’s someone I’ve respected for years. You can laugh all you want, but the fact that he’s joining Trump’s team is good news for Trump and bad news for Democrats.”

“I don’t know if it’s bad news for Democrats,” Whoopi volleyed, “but everyone is laughing at…the hypocrisy…”

Sunni Hostin picked up, “Because he’s supporting the White House’s position that they’re not going to provide documents, they’re not going to testify.”

Meghan — who, as you well know, is no fan of the President — struck back:

“But Democrats also aren’t bringing things into the light of day. I want to see the congressional testimonies. Which, by the way, it is unprecedented that there is no confidential information that has been told in these hearings with (U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine) Kurt Volker. I believe the American public — I think it should be live on TV, and we should all hear what they have to say. Because it seems like Democrats don’t want me to know what they’re saying.”

Whoopi brought it back to Trump:

“Let’s not forget…what this is all about. This is about the President being on a phone call and, perhaps, breaking the law. … Let’s not forget that. So all of this pushback of ‘We’re not going to cooperate…doesn’t change the fact that potentially, you broke the law. … It does not change the fact that every other American on this planet, if they are given a subpoena, you gotta show up.”

The audience exploded.

Meghan’s no stranger to telling her more liberal cohorts to laugh it up now, but a frowny face is comin’. Just weeks ago, during a discussion about the possibility of impeachment, McCain dared Dems to unleash the you-know-what:

“I will say, Sunny has been a big proponent throughout…the entire time…we’ve been talking about it on the show of impeachment. I will say — okay, let me finish: Unleash the Kraken! If you’re not going to listen to Nancy Pelosi about the political implications of this, just impeach him then, and see what happens politically.”

She also bolstered that argument with a little bit of history:

“What happened with Clinton in the ‘90s ended up hurting Republicans, and I think historians said it too. Just impeach him, then. Because, quite frankly, I’m sick of hearing everybody b*tch about it.”

And now here we are.

Meghan believes the lack of disclosure is telling:

“People who are in the text messages — Giuliani and Kurt Volker — I would like to see what they have to say behind closed doors. And that is still being kept in private, which makes me think maybe it wasn’t as damning as Democrats are saying right now.”

Meghan got in one last good one for Trey:

“And by the way, if I was in a fox hole, I want Trey Gowdy with me.”

If a trial to oust Trump moves forward, a fox hole is right. But, as I wrote here, the process won’t lead to Democratic victory. If Dems think 2016 was a $#@*storm, impeachment mania will unleash the Crappin’.

-ALEX

 

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Bloomberg News Tries to Gin up a New Trump Scandal and Falls Flat on Its Face

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Yesterday, Bloomberg took a run at creating its very own Trump scandal with a story headlined Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges.

President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office.

Tillerson refused, arguing it would constitute interference in an ongoing investigation of the trader, Reza Zarrab, according to the people. They said other participants in the Oval Office were shocked by the request.

Tillerson immediately repeated his objections to then-Chief of Staff John Kelly in a hallway conversation just outside the Oval Office, emphasizing that the request would be illegal. Neither episode has been previously reported, and all of the people spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the conversations.

The White House declined to comment. Kelly and Tillerson declined to comment via representatives. Another person familiar with the matter said the Justice Department never considered dropping the criminal case.

Zarrab was being prosecuted in federal court in New York at the time on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program. He had hired former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Giuliani, who has said he reached out repeatedly to U.S. officials to seek a diplomatic solution for his client outside the courts.

The context of the request is that Zarrab is a Turkish citizen and Giuliani was working with Tillerson to try to broker an exchange of Zarrab for imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson.

So to recap the scandal.

  • This is early 2017.
  • Giuliani has Reza Zarrab as a client and at the time had no official connection to Trump.
  • Turkey is holding American Andrew Brunson and has expressed an interest in trading him for Zarrab.
  • Trump floats it idea to Tillerson that he should approach Jeff Sessions to have charges dropped so the trade can happen.
    Tillerson says no.
  • Tillerson tells Chief of Staff John Kelly no.
  • Tillerson never talks to Sessions about it.
  • Trump never talks to Sessions about it.
  • Zarrab goes to jail.
  • Nearly two years later, Brunson is released.

Should Trump have asked Tillerson to do this? I don’t know why not. Federal rules are not the same as private sector rules and the request parallels the same request Trump made of Comey in regards to Mike Flynn. Tillerson told him it was improper and the matter was dropped. Yes, the guy in question was a client of Giuliani’s but the real story is that swapping Zarrab for Brunson was already being considered by State and the only impediment was his indictment. If Trump had really been interested in helping Giuliani while using Brunson as cover, he could have announced a pardon for Zarrab. Ironically, had this story been changed just a little–Tillerson proposing pardoning Zarrab to facilitate a swap and Trump declining because it would be improper–the same assclowns who are upset over this would be using that story as an example of how Trump doesn’t care about everyday Americans.

This is just another great example of what passes for journalism these days. But it fits in well with the Bloomberg’s calculated political hit on Department of Labor official Leif Olson whose Facebook posts they edited to make him appear to be anti-Semitic.

Where in the past we’ve all joked about the media being an arm of the Democrat party, now it is becoming obvious that they are actually, literally, an adjunct to that party. They’ve protected Joe Biden on his Ukraine dealings and now they are trying to protect Elizabeth Warren from her lies about being fired from teaching because she was pregnant. These people are not to be trusted or believed on anything, no matter how insignificant the subject may be.

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On the Democrats’ Favorite New Word – “Pattern”

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Have you picked up on the Democrat/media narrative about the supposed nefarious patterns of President Trump’s activities and behavior lately? That’s their latest strategy to “Get POTUS” as we will see. How do they use the word “pattern”? Let us count the ways:

  • Here is a 2017 comment from the execrable James Clapper (who just fingered Obama for directing the FBI counter-intel investigation into the Trump campaign in 2015-16). He says the president displays a pattern of attacking institutions/people who threaten him.
  • Here is a 2018 comment from a former Obama federal prosecutor (hack) stating that the President’s actions investigating opponents are “part of a pattern” and “a new threshold.”
  • Here is a Don Lemon comment from April 2018, stating that the President’s comments about sanctuary cities and “breeding concept” are part of a racist pattern.
  • Here is one from a Bloomberg article in July 2019, again referring to his supposed “bigotry” against House Democrats as part of a pattern of racism.
  • The ever-reliable Democrat hack Fareed Zakaria claimed just last month that the President supposedly pressured foreign governments to dig up dirt on his political opponents as a “pattern of violation of democratic norms” (a new one on me!).  Note: this last one is just an example of the latest hysteria from Democrats and legacy media trying to obfuscate the ongoing DoJ investigation into the predicate for the Obama-instigated counter-intel investigation into the Trump campaign that leads straight to Ukraine.
  • NPR got into the pattern game in June 2019 with an article about POTUS’s supposed pattern of appointing acting heads of various federal agencies. Like that’s supposed to be a bad thing when Senate Democrats hold up every nominee for political reasons only!
  • A final example is this horrible opinion piece filled with innuendo from the virulently anti-Trump The Atlantic accusing the President of a pattern of behavior that abuses his presidential powers to advance his personal agenda.

The Democrats’ latest patterns gambit involves accusations from a supposed intel community leaker that the President abused his powers, abused his office, etc. The problem is that there isn’t any legal definition of what those phrases mean. “Abuse of power” is subject to interpretation, and depending on the person doing the defining, is highly susceptible to misuse for partisan concerns. It’s just the sort of phrase useful for Democrats in spinning up their intensely partisan impeachment campaign against POTUS.

The Democrats seek to convince us that the President displays all sorts of evil patterns of behavior, but the worst and most egregious is “abuse of power” and use of his office for political gain. These are allegations without evidence in much the same manner as the Russia hoax was. After two exhausting years, we learned that the Russia investigation was based on false allegations and a politically-contrived hoax from the very beginning. The “Russian dossier” was nothing but opposition research infused with Russian dezinformatsiya as explained here.

The Democrats tried to lynch Brett Kavanaugh during his USSC confirmation hearing in the Senate by accusing him of displaying a pattern of sexual harassment and abuse over a period of years based on unsubstantiated claims by multiple women and breathless media reporting. We learned that was a Democrat-run conspiracy, political hit-job, and a hoax, too. And now we are embroiled in yet another Democrat-run conspiracy and political hit-job: the Ukraine leaker complainant (times 2, or will there be even more leakers/”whistleblowers” walking the plank?). The baseball analogy is that the Democrats would have three strikes and be “out” now, but unfortunately, it’s politics, and the Democrats repeat their tactics endlessly until shoved back down their throats.

Speaking of which, it looks to me like the Democrats are the ones with the nefarious patterns, as these three hoaxes followed exactly the same repeatable process: unsourced leaks from “trusted agents” turned into breaking news allegations against a Republican, massive Democrat legal and legislative coordination with those making the allegations/claims, a continuous stream of Democrat/media announcements of additional unsubstantiated allegations (lies) that appear to enhance the original claim, calls for investigations based on those false allegations, a shifting to investigations of process crimes when the original allegations are debunked, leaks from sources in intelligence and/or law enforcement agencies that claim cover-ups or support the false allegations, heavy use of paid Democrat political operatives to dig dirt and move the narrative forward, and outright lying by elected Democrats at every opportunity to impact public opinion favorably in their favor.

All three hoaxes – Russian, Kavanaugh, and Ukraine – have included EXACTLY the same components and processes, and all are Democrat-run partisan hit-jobs. It sure seems like a nefarious pattern to me!

Others are starting to pick up on Democrat patterns, too. Here’s what FNC contributor Greg Jarrett has to say about Adam Schiff, the Democrat at the center of both the Russian and Ukraine hoaxes:

I was continually astonished by Schiff’s pattern of exaggerations, misleading claims and outright lies over the course of the interminable Russia “collusion” hoax.

  • Schiff peddled the ludicrous charge that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was bribed by the Kremlin with an $11 billion stake in the oil company Rosneft in exchange for convincing then-candidate Trump to lift sanctions against Russia should he win the election.
  • Schiff insisted that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr did not show the Steele “dossier” to the FBI until after the 2016 election when he knew that Ohr turned it over in July — the day before Comey’s FBI launched its formal investigation of Trump.
  • Schiff argued to anyone who would listen that the “dossier” was not the bulk of the evidence used to get the FISA warrants when he well knew this was untrue.
  • Schiff boldly and repeatedly told the media and Americans that he had access to a wealth of evidence that Trump had engaged in a traitorous conspiracy with the Kremlin when no such evidence existed.

Read the rest here.

Yep, ol’ Shifty is displaying his own pattern of behavior, isn’t he? The Democrats unmask themselves every day if we will just listen to what they say and connect the dots over time – and disregard the legacy media’s narrative. Their goal is impeachment of a sitting president through innuendo and unproven allegations. They even stooped to having their bureaucratic operatives change the intel community whistleblower rules to allow unsubstantiated second-hand rumors as valid complaints!

Creation of a perception of “evil” patterns of actions taken by the President is all part of the political orchestration of public opinion by Democrats and their lickspittle media allies in search of polling numbers behind which they could hide to vote for impeachment in the House of Representatives. We need to remember that the Democrats practice transference all the time. They are transferring their own abuses of power to the President in this latest Ukraine charade. They are precluding any minority participation in any part of the process – for appearance and control purposes. And we can’t let them get away with it.

Frankly, I’ll take more of President Trump’s REAL patterns any day of the week:

  • His pattern of appointing conservative judges to the federal courts to the consternation of the Democrat Party who have been advancing their political agenda outside the legislative process through lawfare for years.
  • His pattern of supporting pro-life activities and making pro-life public statements to the consternation of the Left and the consternation of rabid third trimester-supporting Democrats everywhere.
  • His pattern of taking actions to deliver on his campaign promises to the consternation of the political class (both parties!).
  • His pattern of upholding federal immigration laws and seeking innovative ways to get around Uniparty resistance in building the Wall.
  • His pattern of confronting the long-standing unfair trade practices of foreign competitors like China to the consternation of the globalists in Congress and elsewhere.
  • His pattern of supporting lower taxes and cutting stifling regulations in order to fuel the American economic engine to the consternation of socialists in the Democrat Party who thought that all they needed to do was “manage our decline.”
  • Finally, his pattern of going after corruption wherever he finds it, whether in Democrat-run cities like Baltimore or in far-flung places where Democrat nepotism and corruption is on display such as Ukraine and China to the acute consternation of the Democrat Party who colluded with foreign operatives to steal the 2016 election, and that gambit having failed, to attempt to impeach a duly-elected president of the United States.

And it’s that last pattern of behavior by the President that has the Democrats, their allies in the Deep State, and their paid operatives in the legacy media fouling their drawers these days. They will always tell us whom and what they fear most by their shrillness, folks. Take a guess about whom and what they fear now!

The end.

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NC Democratic Rep. Wins ‘Breakthrough’ Award Based on Something She Didn’t Do at Infamous 9/11 House Session

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North Carolina State Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover) erupts during a House session on 9/11/19. Screen grab via the Associated Press.

Last month, I wrote about how the Washington Post and a number of other mainstream media news outlets were responsible for spreading fake news about a North Carolina House session that took place on 9/11 in which the Republican majority overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto.

The national news outlets erroneously reported that the vote was deliberately held while numerous Democratic state legislators were at 9/11 remembrance ceremonies. The reality of it was that only one House Democrat is on record as not being at the General Assembly due to attendance at a 9/11 memorial.

What was also widely reported at the time was how one Democratic state legislator – Deb Butler – erupted on the House floor, claiming Republicans had tricked Democrats into not attending the session, which allowed for the veto override to take place (Republicans do not have a veto-proof majority in either chamber). While on the House floor angrily clutching the microphone, Butler yelled “I will not yield!”

It became a rallying cry for Democrats.

While it’s not true that Republicans “lied” about legislative business that was to take place that morning, Butler was applauded in Democratic circles and rose to national fame thanks to appearances on and interviews with news outlets like MSNBC.

Because of this, the Victory Institute, which is an LGBTQ PAC, nominated Butler for the Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award. Baldwin, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, is the first openly gay Senator, according to the group. Here’s what the Victory Institute said about Butler’s nomination:

As the Democratic Whip of the North Carolina House, Deb Butler is a warrior for North Carolina’s LGBTQ community. Under the rallying cry of “I Will Not Yield,” Butler recently derided Republicans’ underhanded voting tactics, even resisting arrest to pursue justice. During her time in the House, she has fought for causes ranging from fair districts to common sense gun reform.

It was announced Wednesday that Butler won the award (hat tip: A.P. Dillon).

But here’s the kicker: Butler did not “resist arrest.” There were claims that some of her fellow House Democrats were surrounding her to “protect” her from the police, but the claims are both laughable and absurd. You can see law enforcement in the background of the below video, but they were there in case a fight broke out, because things were pretty tense that day. Watch:

I pointed this out to Victory Institute:

Democrats who are reading this don’t just have to take my word for it, either. Journalist Colin Campbell, who covers state politics for the NC Insider and the Raleigh News and Observer, pointed out at the time of her nomination that at no point did she face arrest:

Not only did she not “resist arrest”, but her attempt at “resisting” a veto override ultimately backfired, as North Carolina radio talk show host Pete Kaliner points out:

Fact check: True, according to the News and Observer.

Butler might be a leader in the LGBTQ community, but her “resist” moment (which she won the award for) failed spectacularly because Democrats on the House floor did not know the rules. As a result, Republicans in the House overrode the veto.

Rep. Butler has not acknowledged this inconvenient fact, nor has she corrected the false “resisted arrest” claim for the record. As a result, I was left with no choice but to correct it for her.

Sorry not sorry, Deb.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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NC Democratic Rep. Wins ‘Breakthrough’ Award Based on Something She Didn’t Do at Infamous 9/11 House Session

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North Carolina State Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover) erupts during a House session on 9/11/19. Screen grab via the Associated Press.

Last month, I wrote about how the Washington Post and a number of other mainstream media news outlets were responsible for spreading fake news about a North Carolina House session that took place on 9/11 in which the Republican majority overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto.

The national news outlets erroneously reported that the vote was deliberately held while numerous Democratic state legislators were at 9/11 remembrance ceremonies. The reality of it was that only one House Democrat is on record as not being at the General Assembly due to attendance at a 9/11 memorial.

What was also widely reported at the time was how one Democratic state legislator – Deb Butler – erupted on the House floor, claiming Republicans had tricked Democrats into not attending the session, which allowed for the veto override to take place (Republicans do not have a veto-proof majority in either chamber). While on the House floor angrily clutching the microphone, Butler yelled “I will not yield!”

It became a rallying cry for Democrats.

While it’s not true that Republicans “lied” about legislative business that was to take place that morning, Butler was applauded in Democratic circles and rose to national fame thanks to appearances on and interviews with news outlets like MSNBC.

Because of this, the Victory Institute, which is an LGBTQ PAC, nominated Butler for the Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award. Baldwin, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, is the first openly gay Senator, according to the group. Here’s what the Victory Institute said about Butler’s nomination:

As the Democratic Whip of the North Carolina House, Deb Butler is a warrior for North Carolina’s LGBTQ community. Under the rallying cry of “I Will Not Yield,” Butler recently derided Republicans’ underhanded voting tactics, even resisting arrest to pursue justice. During her time in the House, she has fought for causes ranging from fair districts to common sense gun reform.

It was announced Wednesday that Butler won the award (hat tip: A.P. Dillon).

But here’s the kicker: Butler did not “resist arrest.” There were claims that some of her fellow House Democrats were surrounding her to “protect” her from the police, but the claims are both laughable and absurd. You can see law enforcement in the background of the below video, but they were there in case a fight broke out, because things were pretty tense that day. Watch:

I pointed this out to Victory Institute:

Democrats who are reading this don’t just have to take my word for it, either. Journalist Colin Campbell, who covers state politics for the NC Insider and the Raleigh News and Observer, pointed out at the time of her nomination that at no point did she face arrest:

Not only did she not “resist arrest”, but her attempt at “resisting” a veto override ultimately backfired, as North Carolina radio talk show host Pete Kaliner points out:

Fact check: True, according to the News and Observer.

Butler might be a leader in the LGBTQ community, but her “resist” moment (which she won the award for) failed spectacularly because Democrats on the House floor did not know the rules. As a result, Republicans in the House overrode the veto.

Rep. Butler has not acknowledged this inconvenient fact, nor has she corrected the false “resisted arrest” claim for the record. As a result, I was left with no choice but to correct it for her.

Sorry not sorry, Deb.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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