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Former FBI General Counsel James Baker Tries to Gaslight Us on the Russia Hoax and it Doesn’t Work

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Former FBI counsel James Baker crawled out from under the warm, damp and odoriferous place he’s been keeping himself to try to rehabilitate his shredded integrity with the aid of another swamp creature.

The venue was the Qatar-funded (Qatar is the major international sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood, if you’re keeping score) and the event was the LawFareBlog’s podcast. The host was Benjamin Wittes, who is a something-or-another at Brookings and runs LawFareBlog, both and either of which come within a few millimeters of making him an unregistered agent for Qatar. While his status as Qatar’s representative may be open to interpretation, his status as one of the most egregious peddlers of scurrlious trash about the Muller investigation and the Trump administration’s non-relationship with Russia, always prefacing the non-stories he was pushing with “BOOM!”

These are the highlights of his interview, with commentary. The source is this thread:

The information from a foreign partner about Trump adviser George Papadopoulos “is what triggered us going down this path” of investigating in 2016, Jim Baker said. “It would have been a dereliction if our duty not to investigate this information.”

We know this story is patent bullsh**. We know the FBI had possession of an early version of the Steele dossier by July 5, 2016. We further know from the Mueller report that Papadopoulos didn’t mention emails. If one comment, two months after the fact, delivered second hand was sufficient to set off an FBI investigation, the whole agency needs to be disbanded and we need to start from scratch. What makes this more damning is that it now is pretty obvious that Papadopoulos’s source, Joseph Mifsud, is almost certainly as Western, by that I mean British, intelligence asset. See How The George Papadopoulos Story Was Manufactured To Justify A Hoax Investigation.

Jim Baker said the investigation was about Russia. “To the extent that any Americans cross our radar screen, we will investigate that.”

Like the last statement, this, too, is bullsh**. We know for a fact that the Obama administration stood by and let the Russians operate with impunity during the 2016 campaign. We know from Congressional testimony and from the Mueller report that the Russian level of effort in the US was extremely small. The direct expenditures were little more than $100,000. We know that the FBI had some of the Russians involved in planning and executing this political meddling under surveillance when they were in the the US and they did nothing. See How The Obama Administration Watched The Russians Meddle In Our Election And Then Gave A “Stand Down” Order and Why Did Susan Rice Order Cyber Security Chief To ‘Stand Down’ In Response To Russian Meddling Just As FBI Began Trump/Russian Collusion Probe? and If Mueller’s Indictment Isn’t A Nothingburger You Could Be Forgiven For Making That Mistake.

Former FBI general counsel Jim Baker said now-Attorney General Bill Barr hired him at Verizon, where his rep was one of high integrity. Barr recently told Congress the FBI was “spying” in 2016. “It didn’t make sense to me,” Baker said. He’s eager to find out what Barr & IG found.

The mind boggles. Carter Page was kept under a bogus FISA warrant so two-hop surveillance (that is, not only the subject is subject to having his communications intercepted, but the people the subject talks to and the people they talk to are covered as well) could open the entire Trump campaign up to surveillance as Page and Sam Clovis remained in contact after Page left the campaign. We have the case of the US intelligence operative, probably CIA, who was dangled in front of George Papadopoulos. See FBI Does Preemptive Damage Control By Confirming The Trump Campaign Was The Target Of A Spying Operation. When the operation was described to John Brennan, even he agreed it was spying. See Maybe FBI Director Christopher Wray Should Ask John Brennan What He Thinks About Spying.

Baker said the Russia probe “was not predicated on the info that Christopher Steele gave us in the form of the dossier.” The FBI knows people sometimes have an agenda and “we vet the hell” out of the information they provide. “You want to do everything you can to validate it.”

This is simply false. We know for a fact that the FISA warrant on Carter Page was 100% based on the Steele Dossier. We can dance around what “predicated” means but without the Steele Dossier, the Papadopoulos inquiry would have gone no further than it did.

Some parts of the Steele dossier may have “washed out,” Jim Baker said, but “this is what happens in an investigation. An investigation is basically a question that you start out with….”
Jim Baker said he asked to look over the initial FISA application for Carter Page before it went to DOJ for approval. “I was comfortable that the application…was consistent with the laws & constitution of the US.” He said, “I knew it would be sensitive.”

By some parts, he means all. All factual allegations in the dossier as they pertain to both Michael Cohen and Carter Page have been proven false. The Mueller report says as much. And the Mueller report confirms that none of the allegations made against Page in the FISA warrant were true. Oddly enough, Page is the one guy to come out of his encounters with Muellers inquisitors without an indictment. See How The FBI Blatantly Lied About Christopher Steele To The FISA Court.

Of the idea that the role of a US political campaign played a role in & the dossier and that it was disclosed in a footnote to the Page FISA application, Jim Baker said, “nobody’s going to miss a page-long footnote in regular type,” especially sophisticated federal judges.

The approval rate for FISA warrants, at the time, was literally 99.97%. In other words, it was easier to get a FISA warrant from a “sophisticated federal judge” than it was to get a bill of indictment from the roomful of mopes that comprise your typical grand jury. We know from recent reporting that the FBI had Christopher Steele toddle on over to the State Department and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland warned staff that they risked violating the Hatch Act if they had contact with Steele.

Jim Baker said, “there was no coup. There was no attempted coup….there was no way in hell I was going to allow some coup or coup attempt to take place on my watch,” or anything else unlawful, he adds.

And yet, Strzok, Page, and “Andy” met regularly in Baker’s office.

Of this period at FBI and DOJ, Jim Baker said, “it was traumatic” and he doesn’t use that word lightly. Of the Mueller report, he said, “my reaction is ‘yes, that it was validating.’” Baker said, “they found a lot of stuff….this was a real investigation about a real problem.”

Actually, they found nothing. They found the Russia allegations were a hoax, chapter and verse. The “obstruction” allegation is nothing but an highly unethical use of an investigative report to smear President Trump because Mueller, Weissmann, and other knew they had nothing.

Jim Baker said the obstruction evidence uncovered by the Mueller team looks like “a pattern of corruption” and even if it’s not criminal, it’s concerning.

Actually, if it is not criminal it is none of his freakin business. He doesn’t have a role in criminalizing actions he doesn’t like.

The Justice Department Inspector General is investigating the origins of the Russia probe and Jim Baker said, “I welcome the accountability.” Baker said, “I’m always nervous about the IG, I guess,” adding the people are pleasant even if the process sometimes isn’t.

If he welcomed accountability, he’d be on the South Lawn of the White House tomorrow to commit seppuku.

That IG probe could be put in May or June. Jim Baker’s takeaway is “if mistakes were made at any level within the organization, then hopefully the Inspector General will find those.”

Jim Baker: some employers told him he was too “controversial” after Trump’s tweets. He’s found job but still has leak probe hanging. “I’m confident that I did nothing wrong & that I did nothing illegal & that once this is concluded, the Department will come to the same conclusion”

I shouldn’t say this, but I will. I really have no problem with Comey or Brennan or Clapper or Strzok or Page or Baker or McCabe going to prison or simply being made so radioactive that they can’t even get a job as a WalMart greeter. Unless public shame and financial ruin attaches to having participated in this soft coup attempt, someone will be tempted to try it again.

Jim Baker said he cooperated with the criminal leak probe over many hours and many days about 1 1/2 years ago, and has not heard much since except the Justice Department investigation is still open.

I hope we hear a lot more. Soon. And we hear it from a grand jury.

End of day update: I wanted to find out what is happening (or not) with the criminal leak probe Jim Baker referenced today. The US Attorney’s office referred me to DOJ headquarters, which has declined comment on the status of the investigation.

What is notable about this is that it is one shameless and transparent lie after another. At no point does Baker speak to the fact that Donald Trump was never given a “defensive briefing” on suspicious activities that would have allowed him to fire problematic employees. The fact that we know that Michael Flynn was targeted for surveillance…imagine alleging that the 3-star who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency was not loyal to the nation…indicates there was a helluva lot more going on here than the investigation of a wine-fueled bullsh** session in a London bar. Baker never admits the obvious, that the FBI was, at a minimum, overzealous, if not outright partisan in its actions towards the Trump campaign. And, perhaps the most sad part is that the slimy little weasel seems to believe he’s been treated unfairly.

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Media Gets Triggered By Trump Saying John Kerry Should Be Prosecuted, But There’s a Problem

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Earlier this week, President Trump said that John Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act. This immediately caused uncontrollable spasms and hair to spontanously combust in newsrooms across America.

How could Trump possibly suggest that a political opponent should be jailed!

To be sure, the Logan Act is abject garbage as a law. That doesn’t change the fact that Kerry is clearly in violation of it as it is written. In actuality, I’d expect any prosecution under the law would eventually be found unconstitutional, but that didn’t stop Sally Yates and Democrats across American from yelling about it in relation to Michael Flynn for two years.

So why the gnashing of teeth now when the President suggests an actual violation of it be prosecuted? The bigger problem here is the hypocrisy though. You know who else is going around talking about jailing their political opponents? That would be nearly every major Democrat in the country.

Here’s a great montage of all the bloviating.

Now, oddly enough, I don’t remember any major media figure, including Toobin and Maddow above, objecting to Democrats suggesting that Bill Barr should be thrown in jail for absolutely no actual legal reason. In fact, most media members have treated it as a realistic, even laudable position.

This just shows how unserious these people are. Anything Trump says must be opposed. Anything Democrats do must be supported. It doesn’t matter if it involves blatant hypocrisy.

While John Kerry is not going to be prosecuted under the Logan Act, it is still great to see Trump make the media turn flips over it in the same week they were all calling for Barr to be hauled away in handcuffs. It’s one of his greatest skills.

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Sky News Interviews Australian Diplomat Alexander Downer; Raises New Questions

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Alexander Downer, the Australian Diplomat who famously invited Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos to a London Bar on May 10, 2016, gave an interview this week to Sky News Australia’s Andrew Bolt. If you can bear the condescending manner in which they speak of President Trump’s conspiracy theory, please watch the video below.

Following this meeting, Downer prepared a memo about their conversation and two months later, sent it to the FBI via the Australian government. The FBI confirmed they received the memo in July and they are sticking to their story that it was Downer’s meeting with Papadopoulos that triggered their counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

Downer categorically denies that his invitation to Papadopoulos was part of a setup. He also emphasized that Papadopoulos did not say Russia had damaging emails about Hillary Clinton, only that they had damaging information.

According to Downer, over drinks Papadopoulos told him that “Russia might have information on then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that they could release before the 2016 election.” Downer told Bolt:

I have no idea why he was blabbering this, but if you say that sort of thing to somebody who is part of the Five Eyes intelligence community, I mean I would regard myself as a warrior for the Western alliance. But if it is drawn to my attention that the Russians might be hacking into the campaigns of major candidates in western elections and then using that information to try to influence the outcome of those elections, that would really worry me.

Russia is not a friendly pal when it comes to western interests, and if they’re hacking into our elections, then that’s something we should try to stop. I don’t know why he told me this, but he did and we reported it and the rest is history, but there is no defense for him saying it is some sort of weird conspiracy, I mean, it’s what he told me.

(Note: Five Eyes refers to an intelligence-sharing agreement between the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.)

Downer continued:

There was no suggestion from Papadopoulos nor in the record of the meeting that we sent back to Canberra, there was no suggestion that there was collusion between Donald Trump or Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians.

All we did is report what Papadopoulos said, and that was that he thought that the Russians may release information, might release information, that could be damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign at some stage before the election.

Now, he didn’t have to tell me that.

I didn’t go to the meeting thinking he was even going to mention Russia in the context of the election campaign. I had no idea what he would say.

Downer doesn’t appear to have given much away in his interview.

What is interesting is that Downer, who has maintained a very low profile throughout, would sit for an interview now. Last week, the New York Times “reported that an investigator working for the U.S. intelligence community posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016, and tried to probe Papadopoulos on the campaign’s possible ties to Russia.” Several weeks ago, Attorney General William Barr testified that “spying did occur” and signaled that he was investigating the reasons for it. The DOJ Inspector General is also investigating.

Rush Limbaugh notes that, “Many people now are trying to rewrite their own versions of history in which they were involved.”

Interesting timing.

Papadopoulos’ story differs from Downer’s.

Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos and Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud met for the first time in March 2016 at the Link Campus in Rome where Mifsud taught. (Link University is said to have “close ties to Western intelligence agencies.”) They met again in London on March 24, 2016, where Mifsud introduced him to a Russian woman he claimed was Vladimir Putin’s niece.”

It was during their April 26, 2016 meeting in London that Mifsud told Papadopoulos he had just returned from Russia and that the Russians had thousands of emails which would be very damaging to Hillary Clinton.

According to the Daily Caller:

Papadopoulos has also said he has no recollection of sharing the information from Mifsud with Downer. Papadopoulos met with Downer and another Australian diplomat, Erika Thompson, at the Kensington Wine Room in London on May 10, 2016.

Papadopoulos, who lived in London at the time, had met Thompson several weeks earlier. He’s said that Thompson contacted him to set up the meeting with Downer.

Papadopoulos has speculated that Mifsud and Downer were working with Western intelligence agencies when they met with him. Though the special counsel portrayed Mifsud as having Russian ties, the mystery professor also had close links to Western diplomats and intelligence agencies.

Rush Limbaugh discussed this story on his radio show on Friday. He notes that Downer states that his memo was sent to the FBI in July 2016 just as the FBI has said it was received. The FBI insists that it was the meeting at the London bar described in the memo which led them to open their investigation into Trump.

Downer said in his interview “there was no suggestion from Papadopoulos nor in the record of the meeting that we sent back to Canberra, there was no suggestion that there was collusion between Donald Trump or Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians.” Would the FBI seriously open a counterintelligence investigation based on what was contained in the memo?

The FBI is hiding something and it’s likely that Downer is as well.

The real question for the FBI comes to us from Rush: If we are to believe that their meeting was the catalyst for the probe, why did the FBI hire Christopher Steele in February 2016 as records have recently revealed? And why after the FBI fired Steele for speaking to the media, was he snapped up by Fusion GPS, which allowed the FBI to continue receiving his information through Bruce Ohr and then possibly by Robert Mueller as was rumored this week?

 

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Feminism: A Former Dem Candidate Demanded Women Not Have Sex With Conservative Men – and It Did Not Go Well

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Florida Democrat Pam Keith has had unsuccessful primary runs for both the House and Senate.

She’s also known for publishing some weird, unhinged content on her social media pages. But earlier today she went a little bit more “out there” than she normally does.

Keith, a Navy veteran and self-described “moderate” Democrat, has been been known to promote voter fraud in Florida (keep in mind that she’s a lawyer), and has encouraged diehard Democrats to move to red states for the sole purpose of turning them blue (because we can’t have other states thinking differently, ya know).

Just this morning, she posted about how the Republican party is the white supremacist version of sharia or something:

She was only getting warmed up, though. Later, she encouraged women to stop having sex with conservative men – because of the patriarchy and stuff:

As you can imagine, the tweet has gotten seriously ratioed.

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Source: Twitter.

Not only was it poorly worded (“give them the hand and keep it moving”?? Umm…), but it totally went against the whole Democratic mantra of “my body my choice”, did it not? Plus, wasn’t it homophobic and transphobic to only address her tweet to women? What about gay men? What about transgender men who are attracted to men? What about transgender women who are attracted to men?

Twitter users were quick to respond:

Greg at Twitchy documented more thought-provoking tweet responses here.

What this boils down is that Ms. Keith is telling you that women can – and should – only be attracted to/love people of a certain ideology.

This is just SO WRONG. I mean, come on, Pam. WHAT ABOUT LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE?

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Enjoy your weekends, y’all.

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BOOM: Police Report Filed Against PA Democratic State Rep. Over His Harassment of Pro-Life Teenagers

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PA State Rep. Brian Sims (D). Source: Life News HQ.

Democratic state Rep. Brian Sims (PA) thought he could get away with bullying an elderly pro-life woman and praying teenagers outside of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood into silence.

But the mother of two of the teenagers has let him know through law enforcement channels that legally he may have bitten off more than he could chew.

CBS Philadelphia reports:

[Mother]Ashley Garecht didn’t know Sims was an elected official until Monday, but the April 18 confrontation outside of Planned Parenthood has caused national outrage.

Garecht says she was out front of the Planned Parenthood facility located on the corner of 12th and Locust Streets in Center City with her 13- and-15-year-old daughters and their 15-year-old friend when Sims approached them.

According to Garecht, they were “primarily there to pray.”

“I was concerned to keep my girls safe,” Garecht said. “I thought it was very important that I stay calm for their sake. Out of an abundance of caution, we did file a report with our local police because our children were trying to be identified on the internet.”

A part of me was hoping either she or the senior citizen he harassed (or both) would file a police report. Because not only has he not been apologetic, Sims is an elected official and he was very clearly trying to infringe on the First Amendment rights of others to peacefully protest. Not only that, but he endangered those girls’ lives with his $100 social media offer to have them doxxed.

Thousands of people have called for Sims to resign over the incidents, and the Pennsylvania state Republican party has called for an investigation into his actions.

On top of that, Sims’s despicable behavior backfired spectacularly, and inspired Garecht’s husband Joe – the father of the two teenagers – to start a GoFundMe page to help support local pro-life efforts. As of this writing, nearly $120,000 has been raised.

A pro-life rally was held today at the Planned Parenthood where Sims harassed the teenagers and elderly woman. Over 1,000 people gathered to hear pro-life warriors like Abby Johnson, Lila Rose, and Matt Walsh speak.

Sims was invited to the rally, but did not attend.

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Ken Starr Slams Robert Mueller and His “Report”

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This is somewhat surprising because Starr is in no way a Trump ally and is more of an establishment figure. He’s a symbol of the 90s and the special prosecutor who was slandered relentlessly by Democrats for daring to investigate Bill Clinton. Crazy how their opinions suddenly changed when it was Trump being targeted.

Perhaps that’s why Starr’s got zero cares left to give over this and is commenting freely?

Former independent counsel Ken Starr attacked the length of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, telling Fox News that “there’s just too much detail.”

Speaking with Fox’s Bill Hemmer, Starr argued “the whole issue is, is there collusion?” and says the report did not prove that, but used too many footnotes.

“It starts out with there is no suggestion of collusion, whatever. At the end of that discussion, no suggestion of — and yet we read all of these detailed, elaborate footnotes.” Starr said.

This is what many of us have been saying since late 2017. After Barr released his initial findings from the Mueller report, his disciples on the right ran to tell us “see, see how honorable he was, he didn’t frame Trump!” Such assertions were nonsense.

What was speculated for years is that Mueller would release a report that was essentially a roadmap to impeachment for the Democrats in the House. That’s exactly what he did. The report is full of material that had no business being included in the absence of a crime. It’s slanderous garbage and a total affront to how prosecutorial authority is supposed to be used.

“There are over 1,000 footnotes. I mean… why? The point of this report is simply to say why I prosecuted or why I didn’t prosecute. This is not a term paper,” he continued.

Andrew C. McCarthy has made this point multiple times. The job of a prosecutor (Mueller in this case) is to decide to prosecute or not. It’s not to write a term paper about how bad you think someone is while not having the guts to prosecute. Mueller chose to not even make a decision on obstruction, which was the only reason for his appointment, instead choosing to do Rep. Jerry Nadler’s work for him.

Mueller’s report is a dumpster fire of insinuation and cowardice. If he felt Trump obstructed justice, he should have said so. It was not his job to produce a politically tinged document, where he doesn’t actually say something but just lays out masses of information to serve as catnip to Democrats.

The justice system is not supposed to work this way. Whether you are a guy living on the street or the President of the United States. Starr’s criticism of Mueller is well deserved.

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Donald Trump Is Making China an Offer It Can’t Refuse

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Donald Trump is making China an offer it can’t refuse, so says Charles Lipson of Real Clear Politics. From the article

The U.S. can either accept Chinese protectionism, as Europeans and previous U.S. administrations have, or it can make them an offer they can’t refuse. The terms are obvious:

* Threaten China’s export-driven economy
* Make that threat believable and sustainable
* Offer China a reasonable deal
* Make it costly for China to delay, and
* Buttress the deal with tough enforcement mechanisms

And the money quote (emphasis, mine)

Trump is taking the Don Corleone option. He acted swiftly and ruthlessly when Chinese trade negotiators withdrew concessions they had already made in writing. On Friday, he more than doubled tariffs to 25% on some $200 billion worth of Chinese exports, with promises of more to come.

Cranking up tariffs that high in one fell swoop, is akin to putting a horse head in your opponent’s bed. Sure is nice to have a President who knows well and good, just which country’s interests he’s supposed to be looking out for. The world is taking notice. America is back.

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In Light of Thursday’s Signing, 5 Production Companies Boycott Georgia – as Hollywood Wholly Ignores a Greater Threat to Women

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As I covered earlier in the week, Georgia’s governor didn’t give a hoot about what Hollywood had to say in light of the state’s fetal heartbeat bill. He signed it just the same Tuesday, saying everything can’t be about money (please read more here).

In the aftermath of the abortion law, some companies are vowing to boycott shooting in the land of peaches.

The law, to be clear, prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks. However, it does allow for exceptions: in order to save the life of the mother, or in the case of rape or incest. As for the latter, a police report must be filed.

That’s no good to people such as Alyssa Milano and Star Trek legend George Takei, who were very vocal in their opposition.

But now the deed is done, and we’ll see if Hollywooders keep their commitments the way they moved out of the U.S. post-Trump-election.

So far, five production companies are saying they’ll put their money where their mouths have been.

The Wire creator David Simon, head of Blown Deadline Productions, tweeted:

“I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact.”

And there’s the bubble.

David’s following the left-wing sleight of hand — which I discussed here — that all women are liberal, particularly when it comes to abortion. That idea is…what’s that word? Oh, yeah — goofy.

In truth, of course, David’s set to offend many pro-life women by boycotting Georgia.

CEO Christine Vachon tweeted Thursday that her company, Killer Films, will “no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”

Moving over to a man who once complimented Ben Shapiro and took a hide-tanning for it, Mark Duplass. His Duplass Brothers wrote just a day ago:

“Don’t give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?”

The same day, producer Neal Dodson, of CounterNarrative films, tweeted an anti-Georgia promise:

“No Georgia filming on any of our projects until this law is gone.”

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the MPAA isn’t happy with Georgia, but it’s taking a wait-and-see attitude. So says Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Ortman:

“Film and television production in Georgia supports more than 92,000 jobs and brings significant economic benefits to communities and families. It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states, and has either been enjoined by the courts or is currently being challenged. The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process. We will continue to monitor developments.”

As for the outcry, what’s the over-arching principle here?

Food for thought:

The Georgia law prevents abortionists from stopping a beating heart, and the Peach State is the 3rd biggest movie and television production market in the America. New York is #2. In January, it allowed its citizenry to murder infants seconds before they’re born. How many in Hollywood have given the Big Apple its walking papers?

Something to think about, if Hollywood wants to be the savior of the people…of women — including the ones who’ll be murdered just prior to their birth.

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Disgraced Former FBI Director Pushes Unhinged Conspiracy Theories at CNN Town Hall

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Last night, because CNN’s ratings apparently haven’t been crappy enough, James Comey was welcomed for a “Town Hall” where he was served up softball questions to virtue signal over. You know, because disgraced FBI directors normally get town halls or something. It was basically a live action play of his emo Twitter feed.

At the event, he decided to push several already disproven conspiracy theories about Donald Trump and Russia.

This is like asking whether it’s possible James Comey has joined Beto O’Rourke in his furry fetish. I suspect it’s more than possible but me saying so doesn’t make it any more probable.

Comey knows what he’s saying is utter nonsense. The Mueller investigation looked at all this and found there was nothing there, no conspiracy, etc. between Trump and Russia. We can also see by Trump’s tough actions against Russia that there’s clearly no leverage being held over him. Yet, just like Andrew McCabe did, Comey is making a salacious suggestion without any proof, knowing that CNN will run with it as factually newsworthy.

And sure enough, here’s CNN’s headline today on it.

Comey Says it Is Possible the Russians Have Something Compromising on Trump

Let me rephrase that for them.

Disgraced FBI Director Who Knows Nothing Makes Baseless Claim About Trump and Russia

The latter is far more accurate of a representation of what Comey said.

He wasn’t done though. Comey then moved on to even more ridiculous conspiracy theories, this time about the fabled “pee tape” the Russians supposedly had to blackmail Trump. He suggests that Robert Mueller thought the pee tape may exist and that he didn’t “disprove” it.

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There’s a problem, though. Mueller actually did disprove it, as even though the Russian who made the claim never told Michael Cohen at the time, he did tell the special counsel that the tape allegations were fake.

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Despite that, we’ve got James Comey going on CNN, in 2019, pretending the pee tape thing is still a legitimate inquiry. It was so bad that Anderson Cooper actually corrected Comey on his statement.

Is James Comey just this dumb? Or is he actively misleading people to try to cover for his own misconduct? Probably a little of both. Notice in the transcript that he does the same stupid “welp, I wouldn’t have thought this could be true about anyone else” routine that he did in his book. Last I checked, it’s not an investigator’s job to treat something as validated evidence based on gut feelings. Yet, here’s Comey essentially admitting that he did just that.

I’ll end with this clip that encapsulates perfectly what Comey’s problem is.

False. The country can have whoever they decide to vote for. Period.

It is not James Comey’s job to take it upon himself to save the nation from a President he despises. This is why Comey was so dangerous in his position. He had no boundaries and truly felt he had the power to engage in what was essentially a soft coup. That meant if he had to lie on a FISA application, then so be it. If he had to mislead the President on the dossier, so be it. If he had to orchestrate the appointment of a special counsel, so be it.

If there’s any justice left in our system, this guy is going to go down hard in the near future.

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Joe Biden Makes an Insane Comment About Illegal Immigrants

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Joe Biden is currently dominating the Democratic primary.

He’s entered the race and promptly doubled up Bernie Sanders, who was supposed to be performing much better than he has. This led Sanders to team up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to let us know that post offices should now give up subprime loans, because what could possibly go wrong?

While Biden has an easy path to victory against his fellow Democrats if he just monopolizes the “moderate” lane, he apparently thinks he’s needs to out crazy his opponents, which admittedly is tough to do.

This is the kind of thing you’d expect to hear from a California Democrat, not a guy hoping to take back the mid-west by winning blue collar voters.

Regardless of how humane someone may think this statement is, it’s objectively insane. We can not possibly afford to provide healthcare to illegal immigrants, who are now crossing in massive numbers each month. It’s also something that would produce a magnet effect, drawing even more to break our laws. That means more human smuggling, more sexual assaults, and more deaths of children making the journey. Biden’s position is actually a pretty terrible one to take.

Worse, it’s asking law abiding Americans who are already struggling to pay for their own healthcare to pay even more for those who can’t even respect our laws enough to enter legally.

Ironically, it’s Barack Obama and Joe Biden who’ve put us in the situation we are currently in with the passage of Obamacare, which Biden once lauded as a “Big f-ing deal” in an attempt to push it.

Now cash strapped Americans need to have their premiums skyrocket even more so we can give healthcare to illegal immigrants? I’m sure this is going to play really well in OH, MI, WI, and PA.

This exposes the overall problem for Biden. He’s similar to Trump in that if he just doesn’t talk as much, more people like him. But the more Biden flails about with silly, unhinged statements like this, the worse off he’s going to be. While Biden may think dancing for nickles from the liberal base will help him now, he’s making a strategic mistake in regards to the general election (if he makes it there).

But hey, keep making those mistakes as far as I’m concerned.

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