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Video: Lyin’ Beto Dodges on Door to Door Police Visits, Says He “Expects Americans to Comply” With Gun Buyback

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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks at a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) took a campaign swing through New Hampshire over the weekend, including making an appearance at the New Hampshire State Democratic Convention. While there, he faced questions about his controversial mandatory gun buyback confiscation program, which critics have said would require door to door visits from law enforcement to force compliance.

He was asked about the enforcement issue specifically during a press conference at the convention. Here’s what he said:

“No. I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. I see Americans complying with the law. I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution. I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country,” O’Rourke said when asked by the Washington Examiner about specifics of his plan.

When pressed further about how he plans to enforce his proposal for those who would not comply, he responded, “How do you — how do we enforce any law? There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law. You know that a law is not created in a vacuum.”

Watch video of his answer below, in which the struggling-for-relevance 2020 presidential candidate also stated he would work with Congress for ways to implement his plan that would respect gun rights as well as protect American lives:

Saying that he “expects” gun owners to comply with his confiscation plan, even though disturbing and deeply troubling, is a far cry from what he’s stated previously on this issue. For example, just a few days ago he was asked how he would address fears that the government was going to “take away assault rifles.” Here’s how he answered:

I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government. We’re not going to allow them to stay on our streets, to show up in our communities, to be used against us …

Watch:

He asserted later that same day that “We need to buy back every single assault weapon”:

His response to the DC Examiner on whether or not door to door visits would take place under his administration to force gun owners to hand over their “assault weapons” is a flat out lie. There may be a few people who would voluntarily comply with the mandatory program, but there will be many more who are well aware of their 2nd Amendment rights who are not just going to obediently hand over their weapons to the government.

There is simply no other way for the government to get its hands on “every single assault weapon” without law enforcement stepping in and knocking on doors while armed to the teeth.

“View” co-host and gun owner Meghan McCain correctly pointed out last week that if Beto were to be elected and implement a program like this, there would be violence in response from citizens.

He absurdly and despicably responded that McCain’s comments were an incitement to violence, but in reality she simply stated what Beto O’Rourke deep down knows to be true, but won’t say out loud.

He’s from Texas. He knows she’s right. He knows there are a not-so-small-number of people with registered weapons who will not gift wrap them with a pretty little bow and drop them off at the nearest police station, and who are not going to open their doors eagerly when the feds come knocking.

Yet he still made this idea a central part of his campaign platform.

The good thing is that, in spite of Beto’s expressed wishes to force gun owners to surrender certain weapons to the government, his campaign is going nowhere fast. The bad news is that there are other Democratic presidential candidates who are on board with the idea, including frontrunner Joe Biden.

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Ringo Starr Voiced His Support On Brexit and Remainers are Viciously Turning On Him

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The Beatles are considered somewhat holy to many people, especially for those on the left. However, even being a member of the iconic band doesn’t save you from “cancel culture,” as Ringo Starr is finding out.

During an interview, Starr voiced his support for Brexit and noted that he would have if he was still living in the UK as well.

“The people voted…and they have to get on with it,” said Starr.

Starr noted that those who wish to remain in the European Union are complaining that they don’t like the vote and are doing everything in their power to undermine the democratic process in order to deny Brexit its chance at leaving the EU. Starr said that this is what the people voted for and now it’s time to get on with it.

The interviewer asked Starr if he would have voted for Brexit, to which Starr admitted that he would have, saying he thinks it’s a great move.

“I think, you know, to be in control of your own country is a good move,” said Starr.

Britain has voted in favor of leaving the E.U. but each attempt at reaching deals by which to leave it have been stymied by politicians trying to interfere with the process. Funny enough, they’re the ones claiming that they’re trying to protect democracy by doing so.

Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament in a last-ditch effort to save Brexit, which remainers are arguing is a suspension of Democracy. It’s hard to say that, however, when Parliament are currently the ones trying to block Democracy from happening. Putting government in the corner is the right move by Johnson in order to preserve the will of the people. The same suggestion was given to Americans by its founding fathers.

For Starr to voice his support for Brexit is a hard pill to swallow for many on the left, and they voiced their hurt on Twitter in one form or another.

It’s true that Starr no longer lives in the UK, but his point about a country being in control of itself is no less true. What’s more, it’d be a completely different story for him and the left if he was a remainer.

It’s funny how even some of the most revered people can still get canceled the moment they run afoul of the will of the leftist collective.

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Julian ‘Men Can Get Pregnant and Tornadoes are Racist’ Castro Slams Trump – the President’s ‘Bizarre’

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On Sunday, 2020 Democratic lunger Julián Castro insulted Trump over his negotiation efforts related to the Taliban and leaders of Afghanistan.

A secret meeting had originally been planned, but it was ultimately canceled, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling any talks “dead” “for the time being.”

Hence, Julián tried to clamp down on the President during a spot on NBC’s Meet the Press:

“This is the worst president when it comes to negotiating, I think, that we’ve had in a very long time.”

Strong words. But at least he said “in a very long time” rather than the seemingly more popular (and much dumber) “ever.” There’s nothing quite like someone imagining they know everything that’s ever happened in history and contrasting it with the record-making evil of Trump.

Castro continued:

“It’s another bizarre episode. It’s more of this erratic behavior that people are tired of.”

Lift the needle from the record, please.

“Another bizarre episode” — interesting choice of words from a guy who stood in front of the world and explained to us that men can get pregnant, sometimes necessitating taxpayer-funded abortions (here).

Would that constitute an instance of the bizarre?

Or how about Wednesday’s episode of the erratic, during which Julián literally claimed weather is racist and goes after non-whites (here)?

And he promised to even the score against those small-minded sectarian cyclones.

He’s saving us from blatantly black-hatin’ blizzards! He’s rescuing us from horrible hood-wearin’ hurricanes!

Back to Meet the Press, the future Equalizer and former Housing and Urban Development secretary outlined his reasons Trump’s shenanigans are bizarre:

“First of all, I think like most Americans, I don’t know what to believe anymore, what comes out of the mouth or the tweet of this president. … But if [a physical trip to Camp David had actually been planned], if it had been planned, that’s bizarre as well. Even though I do support negotiated political settlement there that will increase stability and make sure Afghanistan is not used as a base of terrorist operations, it’s very odd to invite a terrorist organization like that to Camp David. That’s not in keeping with the way that the United States negotiates.”

But, bizarrely, here’s what Julián, apparently, could absolutely believe: that Donald Trump laid back, opened his legs, and a baby came out.

That wouldn’t be bizarre.

And that fact is…well, you know what it is.

JulianForTheFuture.

Take that, racist rain.

-ALEX

 

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Report: DNC Is Feverishly, Confidently Stockpiling Op Research Against Trump; But These Two Words Might Just Blow Up Their World

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Axios reports that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been hard at work building up their war chest with ammunition to spring against President Trump once the 2020 race heats up. For starters, their research team has “mined thousands of lawsuits from nearly 50 states” which they plan to “weaponize through politicians and reporters in key battlegrounds. ”

One document consists of a “detailed” list of each occasion Trump said that Mexico would pay for the wall. A source familiar with this research told Axios that this list “will likely find its way to local reporters, groups and Democrats in battleground states as Trump diverts funds from the military to pay for his border wall.”

The DNC has accumulated statements from farmers and truckers making derogatory comments about how Trump’s tariffs have affected their businesses.

According to Axios, the DNC has “combed through local news articles and monitored local cable interviews with residents in states like Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Texas to find these folks who are being hurt by Trump’s policies…And they’ve already filed “thousands” of Freedom of Information Act requests to get even more info on the president.”

DNC chairman Tom Perez spoke to organization officials and strategists recently and told them to, “make it about [Trump’s] performance as president, not his bigotry or awfulness. Prosecute the case that he is bad at his job and it is hurting people in real ways.”

Another source said the plan is to “define” Trump because there are

So many ways his actual policies have really hurt people or how he’s been ineffective in fulfilling his promises. Let’s say he goes to Youngstown, Ohio. We have everything he said, what he promised in 2016 to that community — maybe it’s ‘that bridge will be fixed’ — then we’ll show what’s actually happened since.

The DNC plan is to target the states Trump won in 2016 that they believe they have a reasonable chance to take back in 2020.

All of this seems like weak tea to me.

Trump repeatedly told supporters that Mexico would pay for the wall. My guess is that his base will forgive him for his inability to deliver on this promise because of his tireless efforts to try. Against all odds, his widely criticized threat to place tariffs on imported Mexican goods succeeded in gaining Mexico’s cooperation in reducing the number of illegals trying to enter the U.S. In the months since Mexico caved, the number of illegals apprehended at the border has declined by significant margins. And there is a direct economic benefit, in terms of money saved, to fewer migrants flowing into the country. He may point to the money U.S. taxpayers did not have to spend as a result of Mexico’s strengthened efforts as their contribution to the wall.

He has tried endlessly to construct a border wall, but has faced nearly insurmountable Democratic opposition. Recall Pelosi and Schumer’s refusal to compromise during the government shutdown in January, Trump’s invocation of a national emergency to obtain federal funding in May, the countless liberal judges who have continually ruled against his efforts and Democrats’ refusal for months to even acknowledge there was a crisis at the border. In fact, all of these tactics might very well be used against them in 2020.

The Democrats must remember that each of the nominees also have a past record which can be weaponized against them. Each time Joe Biden appears in public, his diminished mental capacity is evident to voters. Elizabeth Warren will forever be known as Pocahontas. She’ll have to explain why she claimed Native American heritage to get a jump on her competitors at Harvard and elsewhere. And Bernie Sanders is just a bridge too far to win a general election, especially after his call for U.S. taxpayers to pay for abortions in third world country to control population.

Like it or not, most voters aren’t ready for open borders, late-term abortion or a socialist America.

Also, Trump has succeeded in making the anti-Semitic, power-hungry group of four known as the Squad, the face of the Democratic Party.

And we can’t forget the power of incumbency.

But the strongest headwind of all is yet to come. It can be summed up in two words.

John Durham.

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#Journalism: WaPo Digs Hole, Sends Reporter to Alabama to Prove Dorian Didn’t Hit the State

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is left. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

On Saturday I wrote about a humorous video President Trump tweeted Friday afternoon that showed CNN, which has obsessively covered the idiotic “Sharpiegate” controversy, had themselves said the state of Alabama was at one point under threat from Hurricane Dorian.

Here’s the video for those who missed it. Some news outlets reported that it was “doctored” but it was only done so to the extent that it showed weather anchor Derek Van Dam say Alabama 10 times in a row. It also included clips of Trump inserted at the beginning and towards the end of the video:

The Trump War Room Twitter account also tweeted out the video minus the so-called “doctoring”:

As I noted in my post, there’s a reason Trump hasn’t given up on this as easily as CNN and other media outlets would like him to. Because the evidence – including evidence that came directly from CNN – backs him up on his initial claims. For example, see this screen grab taken from Sharyl Attkisson, which you can watch play out at this NOAA link:

Unfortunately the mainstream media are still fixated on this issue. So much so that the Washington Post actually sent a reporter to visit Alabama over the weekend in order to prove Dorian did not actually hit the state.

In a piece originally titled “Here in Alabama, no sign of President Trump’s hurricane”, features writer Avi Selk reported:

MOBILE, Ala. — The city stands.

The grocery stores are fully stocked, the Home Depot has no lack of generators, tarps and plywood, and it’s business as usual at the Waffle Houses.

Boaters on the Mobile River have been urged to caution — only because a group of manatees were spotted frolicking nearby. The highway south runs past unsunk boats and unbroken masts all the way to the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, where resort-town general stores report no panicked runs on supplies — not now and not a week ago, when Trump first claimed Alabama would likely be slammed by Hurricane Dorian.

But it’s always calmest in the center of a storm, sometimes even political ones. The rest of the United States is basically the eyewall: an ever-widening vortex of outrage and bureaucratic retaliations whirling around Trump’s false weather reports.

Selk went on to write about interviews he’d had with area residents to gauge how they felt about Trump’s “false weather reports”, but Selk must have left Alabama sorely disappointed because the piece only quoted three people who were in various stages of upset (from mild to really) over Trump’s initial claims about the possibility of Dorian hitting Alabama.

Selk’s report, I should note, did not include any mention of this tweet from the Alabama National Guard, which was posted just a day before Trump’s first remarks about Dorian and Alabama. Clearly the state believed the lower southeastern section was going to be impacted by the storm:

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The Democrats Can Make Tulsi Gabbard Its Saving Grace or Its Worst Nightmare

In the sea of 2020 Democratic candidates opposing Trump, only Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard finds that she has both Democrats and Republicans nodding along with her from time to time. Gabbard is in no way a candidate that conservative would vote into office, but they do have a sweet spot for her and it comes from the simple fact that, unlike the rest of her leftist colleagues, Gabbard has principles.

Gabbard has a habit of defying Democratic orthodoxy and has had this penchant of ruffling the feathers of the Democratic establishment for some time. She defied the DNC during the 2016 elections by resigning from her post as vice-chair when it was discovered that the DNC had rigged 2016 for Hillary Clinton, and endorsed Bernie Sanders as a result. She’s also wasn’t a big fan of Obama’s foreign policy and made it clear that the U.S. engaging in foreign regime changes has to stop.

She even committed a taboo on the left by accusing her fellow lawmakers of “religious bigotry” when they questioned Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, about his connections to the Knights of Columbus.

To be clear, Gabbard holds many positions that a Democrat would. She’s an environmentalist that opposes nuclear plants, she wants gun control, is pro-abortion, and likes the idea of Medicare for all. Again, she’s not being considered as a candidate by any conservative, but when it comes to a Democrat that could be worked with, Conservatives feel comfortable with Gabbard. They can, at least, work with her.

It’s not her stances that Republicans and Libertarians love, it’s her character.

This should be solid news for Democrats, especially those moderates looking for someone they feel wouldn’t cave to the radicalism that has infected the party and are actually considering voting for Trump.

But it’s that radicalism that has infected the party that will see to it that Gabbard’s candidacy never sees the light of day. In fact, the new unofficial powers-that-be in the Democratic party have turned on Gabbard and are doing everything in their power to scare Democrats away from her.

The Daily Beast, Jacobin, and even major networks like CNN have been casting shade toward Gabbard in one form or another. The Daily Beast attempted to cast Gabbard as a friend of the “far-right.” CNN and MSNBC attempted to nail Gabbard to the wall on her meeting with Middle-East dictator Bashar As-Assad. Gabbard was forced to defend herself by saying that this was peace effort to prevent more senseless war with the goal of protecting more of her brothers and sisters in uniform from dying.

Interestingly enough, the mainstream hit on Gabbard came after she swept the legs out from California’s Kamala Harris, which was the mainstream media’s favorite candidate at the time.

Between her resistance to the idea of open borders, her wish to audit the fed, her hardline stances on fighting back terrorism, and more, she has found herself to be something of a hated step-child by the hard-left Democrats that currently rule the party. This is bad news for Democrats. If the lumbering machine would shrug off radicalism and put its weight behind Gabbard, it would attract moderates back to their tent and give the left some credibility back.

It wouldn’t be a complete turnaround for it, but it would be a good start.

Still, in this way, Gabbard is a dark mark on the Democrats. As the question of coming back to the middle is asked around the party, Gabbard is the answer staring them in the face, and they’re refusing to look at her in any serious capacity, even as she’s consistently the most searched for candidate after debates. From the perspective of those in the middle and those on the right, this isn’t a good look. It’s a sign that the Democrat party has fallen to infection and that the options in 2020 are between Trump and idealistic insanity.

No matter how you slice it, Gabbard is having an effect, and the left has to choose whether or not that effect will benefit them or hurt them.

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That Study On Trump Causing Hate Crimes that CNN Keeps Touting Has Been Debunked, But It Gets Even Better

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Whenever something plays into your narrative perfectly, it’s always best to be skeptical. CNN has never learned that lesson and it has led to dozens of published stories over the years on Donald Trump that turned out to be wrong or misleading.

Enter a study released by the Anti-Defamation League and relentlessly pushed by the media. CNN recently re-upped the claim in an on air segment claiming that Trump’s rhetoric “resonates” with white supremacists while citing the aforementioned study.

Well, now that same study has been debunked, and keep reading because it gets even better than that.

A study purporting to show that hate crimes increased 226% in counties that hosted rallies for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 has been officially debunked. Not only did the study’s authors fail to account for the fact that political campaigns prefer to host rallies in populous areas, which already experience more hate crimes, but the authors didn’t check to see if the same increase could be applied to Hillary Clinton’s rallies.

The study’s authors purposely left out major context, seemingly not even applying a control, while coming to the conclusion that there was a major spike in hate crimes caused by Trump’s rallies being present in cities. Other problems include them not even adjusting for population. In other words, they simply took totalities of reported hate crimes (many of which weren’t even hate crimes) in major populous areas and compared them to counties with only a fraction of the people, thereby manufacturing an increase.

Then things got really awkward. The original study’s methodology was applied to Hillary Clinton rallies and the results are hilarious.

Simply applying the same formula as the original academics, two Ph.D. students from Harvard University found that “Clinton rallies contribute to an even greater increase in hate crimes incidents than Trump rallies.”

Yes, when using the flawed methods of the much ballyhooed study, Clinton rallies actually showed a greater increase in hate crimes. Now, does this mean that Clinton’s rallies were the cause of such an increase? No, because the increase isn’t even real. This is from the Harvard team that debunked all this.

Both of these results rely on comparing counties with rallies to other counties without them. This produces a glaring problem. Politicians tend to hold political rallies near where large numbers of people live. And in places with more people, the raw number of crimes is generally mechanically higher. Simply put, no one should be surprised that Orange County, California (population 3.19 million) was home to both more reported hate incidents (5) and Trump rallies (2) than Orange County, Indiana (population 19,840, which had zero of each).

They would go on to mince no words about the original study’s veracity, saying this in conclusion.

The Harvard students went a step further. Unlike the original study, they added “a simple statistical control for county population to the original analysis causes the estimated effect of Trump rallies on reported hate incidents to become statistically indistinguishable from zero.”

Once again CNN and the mainstream media at large have been caught with their pants down. Will we get an on air correction? Nah, of course not. They’ll just move on to the next faux outrage and the cycle will repeat as it always does. It’s all partisan and it’s all about the narrative.

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CNN and Stelter Continue to Create Their Own Storm Damage in Targeting the President

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As Hurricane Dorian has moved off and become an inconsequential storm in the North Atlantic over at CNN they continue to make themselves inconsequential in their attempt to brew up a tempest over President Trump’s Sharpie advisory. As most would expect a news organization to focus on the storm’s aftermath, especially the damage inflicted upon The Bahamas (you can help here) CNN continues to rail about a perceived error the President made over one week ago.

The tempest involves the President holding a forecast tracking map of the hurricane while it was in the Caribbean and showing Florida as a likely target for landfall. He then chose to manually extend the cone of probability with a Sharpie to show Alabama could also become impacted. CNN and others in the media pounced, as they say, because supposedly official storm offices and researchers had not gone so far as to include coastal Gulf locations.

Except in a fashion they had. As the President himself noted in a tweet he sent out, CNN weather personalities had themselves mentioned Alabama as a possible location for impact from hurricane activity. This has done nothing to alter Stelter’s track on attempting to impact the president. On Brian’s Sunday program Reliable Sources he was still going after President Trump.

You just have to sit back and marvel at how oblivious Stelter is in this segment. He is declaring that Trump is using his campaign playbook of demonizing his network in order to sway the electorate over to his lies, and then he goes on to state that this is all the justification needed to continue what they have been doing. What he is saying is that because the President has declared CNN/the Press his opponent they now have to attack him even more, justifications for doing so being irrelevant.

And with that as his impetus Stelter continued to harp on the hurricane gaffe, hammering away without a nail. In an attempt to offer conflicting evidence as a way to prove Trump wrong Stelter presented this forecast tracking map from NOAA.

Aha! Alabama is not even included — we nailed him! Uh, yes Brian, if you are going to rely upon selective evidence gathering. Turns out if you follow storms with any type of regularity, as we do here less than 100 miles from the cat-5 landfall, there are numerous measurements and projections with these storms, including wind speed charts. These tend to show areas potentially affected by storm winds, and there was one of these charts made available. It was on the day of President Trump’s Sharpie Scandal. Additionally, it was also offered up by NOAA.

Huh. It seems the weather experts were actually citing Alabama as a potential location for activity. This is an interesting omission by Mr. Stelter in his hyperventilating message on a windstorm. Yet despite scientific data to the contrary, and video evidence of his own network making the exact same claims, Stelter states this map conflagration is deeply important.

This past week wasn’t “Sharpie-gate,” it was “lying about a hurricane-gate.”He wasn’t “doubling down” all week, as many people (myself included) said, he was “digging a deeper hole.” He wasn’t stirring a “controversy,” he was politicizing the weather and providing more evidence of his instability.

Amazing the layers of projection in that quote, with Tater accusing The President of all characteristics he is displaying himself. Stelter has declared this to be the biggest lie the President has told in his term so far. This really places Russian collusion in perspective. And in his zeal to deliver rebukes Stelter also states all of this “was about Trump failing a basic geography test.”

That so, Brian? That’s a curious accusation coming from the same network that delivered this map citing Alabama as “Mississippi’ to viewers, at the same time.

 

 

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John Ratcliffe Predicts An Indictment For CNN’s Newest Contributor, Andrew McCabe

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In an appearance on Fox News‘ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told host Maria Bartiromo he sees an indictment for fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on charges of lying to the government.

McCabe was fired on March 16, 2018, hours before his retirement was scheduled to take effect. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his decision based on recommendations from both the DOJ’s Inspector General and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. The IG report indicated that McCabe “had made unauthorized releases of information to the media and had misled agents who questioned him about it” and had “displayed a lack of candor.” Simply put, he lied to investigators.

The IG report stated:

We found that, in a conversation with then-Director Comey shortly after the WSJ article was published, McCabe lacked candor when he told Comey, or made statements that led Comey to believe, that McCabe had not authorized the disclosure and did not know who did.  This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5 (Lack of Candor – No Oath).

We also found that on May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI agents from INSD, McCabe lacked candor when he told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did.  This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor –  Under Oath).

We further found that on July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe lacked candor when he stated: (a) that he was not aware of Special Counsel having been authorized to speak to reporters around October 30 and (b) that,  because he was not in Washington, D.C., on October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Special Counsel was or what she was doing at that time.  This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

We additionally found that on November 29, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview during which he contradicted his prior statements by acknowledging that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ, McCabe lacked candor when he: (a) stated that he told Comey on October 31, 2016, that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ; (b) denied telling INSD agents on May 9 that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ about the PADAG call; and (c) asserted that INSD’s questioning of him on May 9 about the October 30 WSJ article occurred at the end of an unrelated meeting when one of the INSD agents pulled him aside and asked him one or two questions about the article. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor –   Under Oath).

McCabe denied any wrongdoing, claiming the charges were politically motivated.

Actually, although IANAL, it looks like perjury to me.

Ratcliffe, a former federal prosecutor, said, “Here, you have the inspector general stating that Andrew McCabe did that multiple times, and the magic words, did so intentionally and knowingly. I think the Department of Justice is going to have to indict Andy McCabe, simply because to do otherwise would be to admit that there are separate standards for people doing the same thing for the same conduct. You can’t really tell the public we’re going to treat people differently for the same conduct.”

He added that the Mueller team “made a cottage industry out of charging people like General Flynn and George Papadopoulos for lying to investigators.”

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross notes that, given McCabe’s rank at the FBI, he was “authorized to release information about ongoing investigations to the media as long as it was done in the public interest.” But, in his report, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz writes that “McCabe authorized the leak in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.”

An August 26th report from the New York Times said that McCabe’s attorneys had met with Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. When a suspect’s attorneys meet with the Deputy AG, it is often a clue that an indictment is on the way. It can be construed as a last ditch effort for the attorneys to make the case that their client is innocent.

The New York Times report said:

Federal prosecutors in Washington appear to be in the final stages of deciding whether to seek an indictment of Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy F.B.I. director and a frequent target of President Trump, on charges of lying to federal agents, according to interviews with people familiar with recent developments in the investigation.

In two meetings last week, Mr. McCabe’s lawyers met with the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, who is expected to be involved in the decision about whether to prosecute, and for more than an hour with the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, according to a person familiar with the meetings. The person would not detail the discussions, but defense lawyers typically meet with top law enforcement officials to try to persuade them not to indict their client if they failed to get line prosecutors to drop the case.

Ratcliffe told Bartiromo that “there is a difference of opinion” over whether or not McCabe will be indicted. He said, “I don’t know how you can’t indict him when he is engaged in the same conduct that other people have recently been charged for at the Department of Justice, particularly when your own watchdog says that those lies were done intentionally and knowingly and done repeatedly.”

In an incredibly audacious move, McCabe sued the DOJ and the FBI last month. He blames Trump for his firing. His lawsuit (which can be viewed here) states that Trump had “constitutionally improper motives for removing him.”

Watch the video.

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Mark Sanford Is Probably Not The Right Guy To Challenge Trump

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When it comes to challenging the incumbent president in your own party, you need to be able to do a couple of things in order to even have a shot.

The first thing you need to do is have a squeaky clean past. If you think you should challenge the man who is the leader of your party, you need to make sure that at the very least your sins aren’t the same as his sins.

The second thing you need is a plan. You are trying to wrest control of your party away from someone you think is a lunatic, so you need to have some basic rough draft of a plan put together that you can present and say “This is how we’re going to do it.”

The third thing you need is at least a snowball’s chance in hell.

At no point in any of the musings, writings, or statements of Mark Sanford does he confirm that he has these three things. If he had, it would have been a lie, because he does not.

It simply would not be fair to write a column about Sanford solely making fun of his own sins, which he has apologized to the public for and sought atonement for. However, his past sins to make going after Trump significantly harder.

After all, Trump has openly bragged about his affairs and has never shied away from them. His early life story was built on his successes with women as much as it was his successes in real estate. It was something that people just expected of him, which is largely why the news of the Stormy Daniels affairs never really hurt him in any way with his supporters.

Sanford, however, carried on an affair in secret and used taxpayer money in the process of carrying his affair on. He did it to hide the affair from his family and his constituency. He spent time lying about it because he knew it was wrong and knew that people would judge him for it.

If a large part of your argument against Trump is about the respectability and decency of the office, then the above paragraph alone is probably enough to disqualify you. But that isn’t the extent of the problems Sanford will face as a primary challenger.

There is no plan for Sanford to take any noticeable votes from Trump. No path he can take to pose a threat to the president. He hasn’t offered one, and short of harnessing the votes of an alternate universe, there is no way to create one. Trump has the base firmly on his side, so Sanford can’t take any of that, and his own past makes it unlikely that other wavering Republicans would look elsewhere.

Democrats certainly won’t choose him. Independents are already trying to decide if they can go with Biden or side with Trump if an absolute trainwreck of a socialist (see: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders) gets nominated. The worst-case scenario is that they just stay home. They won’t vote for a longshot Republican challenger like Sanford.

He is also going up against a raving lunatic of a radio host who was a raving lunatic of a Trump supporter early on (Joe Walsh) and the only man I’ve ever seen in a presidential election actually have less than zero energy (Bill Weld). If these three are the best that the anti-Trump Republicans can come up with, then they are foolish and would be better served if they just left the party and went elsewhere (Britain maybe? I hear they need some new conservative voices).

If Sanford isn’t running solely to lift his name ID or sell a book, then he’s a delusional maniac. There is nothing for him on the path he’s chose to take.

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