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There’s a Reason Everyone Thought the “Eat the Babies” Woman at AOC’s Town Hall Was Real

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Have you ever heard of “Poe’s Law?”

It’s when someone is doing satire or parodying a subject, but despite the fact that you set out to exaggerate something using comedy, people actually believe the thing you’re doing is real.

If you need an example, then I present to you the recent hoax of the woman shouting that we should start eating babies while at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s town hall. As my colleague, Nick Aramas highlighted, while discussing climate change a seemingly disturbed woman stood up and began panicking about how we only have a few months left to live and that we need to start eating babies.

If I’m being honest, I think AOC handled this moment well and didn’t give this seemingly disturbed woman a chance to lose it even further by doing anything that may incite a reaction. 

That said…

It turned out that this woman was part of a hoax brought on by an activist group, who openly admitted that they planted that woman there as a walking-talking satirical take on an AOC supporter.

I’ll leave the arguments about the merits of this move to everyone else, but I feel there’s a very important tidbit that we shouldn’t overlook.

The reason everyone believed this woman was real and that Poe’s Law came into effect here, is because Ocasio-Cortez is drenched in this brand of extremism and her solutions to the end-of-the-world scenario she’s painted for us are so off the map when it comes to realism that someone suggesting we start eating babies to stop the coming apocalypse doesn’t sound that far from her camp.

AOC may have seemed measured in her response to this woman, but rest assured there’s nothing measured about her “solutions,” and that’s why people bought it.

Remember, this is the woman who is promoting the idea that it’s all over in 12 years and that the only solution is to restructure the United States from the ground up with her Green New Deal. This includes high-speed rail spanning the length of America, an end to air travel and personal vehicles, knocking down everything that can’t be retrofitted with renewable energy tools, and lowering the cow population (one of our primary food sources) drastically.

If you look at the Green New Deal, restructuring the landscape aside, it also restructures our economy into a socialist one! Go figure!

Just a reminder that socialism has failed everywhere it’s been tried. Yes, even in Scandanavian countries where the left likes to say it works.

Let’s also remember that very real activists have suggested some very weird things from very mainstream media outlets when it comes to how we deal with climate change. Recently, we had activists saying that we should start eating insects to fight climate change because insect farming produces far fewer emissions than farm animals. We’ve had the suggestion floated that we need to get rid of our pets because they’re bad for the environment.

We’ve definitely seen suggestions for population control to fight climate change, and that suggestion came from Al Gore himself. Bill Nye suggested putting people in jail who deny his take on climate change.

That someone would walk into an AOC town hall and suggest we start eating babies doesn’t sound that unbelievable. While it may be a hoax, the fact that it seemed plausible to everyone that it was real should probably say more about the subject of the satirical hit than the hoax itself.

Climate change activists are so crazy about it that they come off as religious zealots. They truly believe we’re all going to die sooner than later and are willing to go to great lengths to “fix” this “problem.” This fake didn’t seem fake because many people thought it was only a matter of time before someone went that insane.

If you don’t believe people would go to said extremes, I’ll remind you that rhetoric like Bernie Sanders about income inequality inspired a man to go and shoot up a baseball field full of elected Republican officials.

Sensationalists fueling this climate alarmism, like AOC, could definitely inspire that level of crazy.

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Anti-Christian Bigots File Complaint Against Judge Over Amber Guyger Sentencing Hearing

On Wednesday, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to ten years in prison for the rather senseless and inexplicable killing of an unarmed stranger in the stranger’s own apartment. While SJWs were baying for blood outside the courtroom and giving America a master class in what kind of a sh**hole we’d be living in if they ever came to power

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Inside the courtroom, faith in our common humanity and in justice and possibly redemption were being strengthened.

First, Brandt Jean, the brother of the dead man, Botham Jean, asked for permission to hug Guyger.

How would you top an emotional moment like that? Judge Tammy Kemp, left the bench and gave Guyger her personal Bible:

After stepping off the bench to comfort the Jean family, the judge walked over to Guyger, still at the defense table. She bent low and spoke in the young woman’s ear. “You understand?” the judge said, barely audible.

The judge appeared to be overcome in the moment, and left the courtroom. She returned a moment later, a small Bible in her hand.

“You can have mine,” the judge said to Guyger. “I have three or four at home.”

She then began to counsel Guyger. The pair were talking low, barely audible, just the two of them. “This is your job,” the judge said, opening the book.

The judge mentioned John 3:16, saying this will strengthen her. Guyger nodded her head.

“You just need a tiny mustard seed of faith,” the judge said. “You start with this.”

And how could you top this moment? Well, if you are the bigots of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, you’d file a judicial misconduct complaint against Judge Kemp.

According the the FFR press release crowing about their bigotry:

Government employees may not use the power and privilege of their offices to preach their personal religious beliefs, FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker point out in a letter to the commission.

“It violates the constitutional separation between state and church for a sitting judge to promote personal religious beliefs while acting in her official capacity,” the letter reads. “She was in a government courtroom, dressed in a judicial robe, with all of the imprimatur of the state, including armed law enforcement officers, preaching to someone who was quite literally a captive audience. Delivering bibles, bible studies and personal witness as a judge is an abuse of power.”

FFRF notes that Kemp appears to have generally handled a difficult and widely publicized trial with grace and aplomb, but that her decision to preach the bible to a criminal defendant was a serious First Amendment violation and signaled to everyone watching that she is partial to Christian notions of forgiveness.

“We believe that our criminal justice system needs more compassion from judges and prosecutors, but here compassion crossed the line into coercion,” comment Gaylor and Barker. “And there can be few relationships more coercive than a sentencing judge in a criminal trial and a citizen accused and convicted of a crime.”

FFRF asks that the commission investigate these actions and educate Kemp on her obligation to remain neutral on matters of religion to prevent future misconduct.

This is just a fund raising ploy by these goobers. This complaint is going nowhere. There is no violation of the law or of judicial ethics. To buy into this nonsense would be to accept that Judge Kemp’s own First Amendment rights are voided by her being on the bench. No sane person could view any part of this as coercive, you certainly can’t say Judge Kemp handled the situation “with grace and aplomb” and turn around and accuse her of some egregious violation of her judicial oath.

It is difficult to see how this stunt works out well for these clowns and very easy to see how it will come back to haunt them repeatedly in the future.

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Never Trumper Bill Kristol Tried to Zing Ted Cruz on “Impeachment Circus” Comments and It Did Not Go Well

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Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News last week two days after the White House authorized the release of the Trump/Zelensky phone call transcript, and three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly declared an impeachment inquiry would soon be underway.

Naturally, the focus of Cruz’s interview was on whether or not he felt there was quid pro quo on the call and if he believed President Trump committed any impeachable offenses on the call.

Here’s what Cruz said:

“Washington is always a circus, but this is three rings with all the clowns and it’s nuts right now.” Cruz also had a hilarious analogy describing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pushed by leftists in her party, announcing Democrats would pursue impeachment proceedings. Cruz quipped, “Watching her, it almost reminded me of a hostage video; she was blinking SOS.”
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“And it’s driven at the end of the day — Congressional Democrats are angry. They’re angry about the 2016 election and ultimately they’re angry at the voters. They’re angry that the voters elected President Trump. All of this, from day one, from day one they have been wanting to get this president out of office, and as a result they’re not doing the job.”

Cruz’s comments didn’t sit well with the Never Trumpers at the Bulwark, including editor-at-large Bill Kristol. He tweeted out a link to a recent Bulwark piece with a quote critical about how Cruz had decided after just two weeks that the impeachment push was a “circus” even though in the past he (allegedly) was not so quick to dismiss the idea when it came to impeaching President Obama:

Cruz saw Kristol’s tweet and leveled him, noting that House Democrats had a history of showing support for impeaching Trump over non-impeachable offenses, like they did in response to his criticism of The Squad from over the summer:

Kristol, of course, didn’t respond.

Here are some inconvenient facts for Never Trumpers:

Democrats (and the mainstream media) have been laser-focused on impeaching Trump since well-before he was even elected. They ramped up the talk before he was even inaugurated, and Rep. Maxine Waters made the call for impeachment official during the Trump presidency barely two weeks after he’d taken office.

The impeachment efforts against Trump have been sham efforts at ousting him from the Oval Office because of political disagreements and because he disrupted what was to be the coronation of Queen Hillary in 2016.

Cruz is right to be skeptical right off of any efforts Democrats put forth to impeach Trump, no matter what kind of whataboutism games Kristol and the rest of the crew at Bulwark decide to play on any given day.

Related–>> Cocaine Mitch To Dems: Impeachment Is Not A Tool To Be Used For “Relitigating” Elections You Lost

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Woman At AOC Town Hall Loses it Over Climate Change, Demands We “Eat Babies,” AOC Reaction is Priceless

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions FBI Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division Michael McGarrity, during a House Oversight and Reform Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy and the adequacy of the federal response, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) held a town hall in her district last night and it turned into one for the books. Not because of any policy that she was trying to push but because of the reaction of one of the members of the audience.

A woman stood up and began decrying climate change, saying we only had a few months left, and that Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t moving fast enough. Then it really went over the slide. Have a listen as she demands that in order to stop the CO2 we have to “eat the babies.”

Now we were really hoping someone was not that ill. The delivery and “even if we bomb Russia” would suggest that. She even had an “eat the babies” shirt. And this morning, the LaRouche group is saying she was a troll, part of their group.

But the problem, of course, is that there is so much extremism when it comes to the climate change cult, one can never be completely sure. We’ve seen kids freaking out and crying desperately because they think the world is going to die in 18 months, 3 years or 12 years depending on whatever line it is they’ve been sold.

People like Ocasio-Cortez have stoked such fears with their extreme and false rhetoric.

So did AOC take any responsibility for the freak-out during her town hall? For cultivating a climate of crazy reactions? No.

While she does say we do have “more than a few months,” she really doesn’t do more than that. She doesn’t say no, we don’t need to eat the babies.

But she did go all-in on Twitter, blaming folks on the right for their reactions to the woman’s remarks and using the woman’s response as an excuse to push Medicare for all.

Twitchy picked up some of the pushback to Ocasio-Cortez.

Because the problem is no matter the story with this woman, Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk are fanning the flames of hysteria about climate change and a bunch of other things they paint as existential threats to gain more government control over us.

And that’s no joke.

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Unsolicited Advice: You Don’t Have to Be Invisible If You Don’t Want to Be

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Welcome to Unsolicited Advice, the weekly column in which I give advice to people who never asked for it and don’t know who I am.

Last week, I assured a nervous wedding guest that it was indeed just fine to accept an invitation to a wedding held at a southern plantation venue. This week, we roll up our pant legs and stick our toes into the steaming, gooey pile of trash that is Twitter, where a well-known (not well enough, according to her complaint) feminist writer has been left utterly shooken after a terrifying encounter in New York City.

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It was followed by a litany of responses confirming the “invisibility” of women in every day life.

I get that it’s Twitter and that’s what Twitter is for…bitching. But this is Unsolicited Advice and that’s what this is for – giving advice where none is wanted.

This idea that American women are an invisible minority is ridiculous. Is there sexism? Yes. Are we invisible?

Hell, don’t I wish some of us were.

Everywhere I look, there is some strong, empowered woman in my face telling me what a strong and empowered woman she is while performing some task traditionally associated with a man. My commercials, my movies, my tv shows, my internet ads, every female-related hashtag on Twitter…they all scream at me all day long about STRONG AND EMPOWERED WOMEN BECAUSE WOMEN ARE STRONG. AND EMPOWERED WHEN THEY TALK NONSTOP ABOUT HOW STRONG THEY ARE!

Jessica, women like you hold lucrative positions in which you are paid to gripe all day long about how no one will recognize how STRONG AND EMPOWERED you are. There is an entire grievance industry centered around women and how to prove to America that we are STRONG AND EMPOWERED. It employs thousands, if not millions of people.

Everywhere I look, I see women. I’ve celebrated one of the most truly strong and empowered women in American history in my short film about Harriet Tubman, so I do love me some strong women. But even I have to say I’m getting fatigued. There is a such a glut of “girl power” marketing right now that I find myself longing to just see…”girl”. Don’t girls wear dresses and play with dolls anymore? I’m sitting here watching tv and by the looks of every single commercial I’ve seen so far, it doesn’t seem like it.

We’re admonished daily to support more women in STEM fields, install breast feeding stations at work, get rid of taxes on tampons. We’re lectured about “wage gaps” and abortion and STAY OUT OF MY VAGINA. The list of objections to how women are seen in American society is endless.

Women these days hold very public and powerful positions. There are more women running for president now than ever in history. The idea that we are invisible is laughable. I understand you’re trying to make a point, but the very fact that you’re making it as an accomplished feminist writer in one of the most elite and expensive cities on the continent sort of makes your point moot.

I’m sorry that the man you and your husband were talking to made you feel badly, but maybe it wasn’t that he didn’t see you. Did you stop to consider that maybe he just didn’t like you? If your tweet history is any indication, you aren’t exactly a laugh riot. Maybe he just thought you were a jerk.

I don’t mean to suggest that men never ignore women. But when women are so cranky that they’ll take to Twitter to rage about a man not looking at them the right way can you blame some men for just choosing not to look at all?

Maybe he was a jerk. Maybe he liked your husband better. Maybe if you meet an asshole in the morning, you’ve met an asshole in the morning, but if you meet assholes all day, you’re the asshole. Maybe if you want a man to speak to you, you should speak to him.

I’ve had it with this modern feminist attitude that we women must not only announce ourselves where ever we go but also be noticed where ever we go. STRONG AND EMPOWERED WOMEN demand to be seen. Strong and powerful women are comfortable in their skin whether they are “seen” or not, and that typically makes people very aware of them in the first place. By the way, did you ever consider there might be some advantages to being invisible? You aren’t, Jessica. You are very, very, extremely, tiresomely visible. In case you want to switch it up sometime, think about what you could get done if no one noticed you.

If you don’t want to be invisible, don’t be. Speak up. Make eye contact. Smile (people like it when you smile at them). If the man in front of you isn’t giving you the respect you think you deserve…so? Only people who don’t respect themselves think it is everyone else’s job to validate their worth.

Look, I don’t mind that you’re aggravated. I hate it when people assume I’m a Democrat just because I’m Black. It’s annoying. I get it. It doesn’t have to ruin your day and it doesn’t have to take up a full page in your Angry Feminist scrapbook. What bothers me most about this is the sense of entitlement and the suggestion that you are helpless against the mean old men who won’t look at you.

Be someone people want to look in the eye. If and when you become that person, you will no longer need people to look you in the eye.

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Democrats Drop Snippets of Text Messages From Volker’s Testimony They Claim Are a Bombshell

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This broke late last night. It was so late that getting any real information or reaction to go on was nearly impossible, as most people were a sleep. It seems the story is still in the same place this morning.

What this centers on is Kurt Volker’s testimony, which I shared initial reactions to yesterday. The demeanor after the testimony and Adam Schiff’s behavior during it left the impression that he was scrambling. Apparently he was, as he and the other Democrat chairs decided to cherry pick some text messages to release last night in order to try to regain the upper hand.

Let’s take a look at them and talk about what they may or may not mean.

There’s a ton of editorializing going on here by Vogel, who is supposed to be a reporter. What deal is he talking about? There’s no actual deal spelled out here in this purposely curated text exchange (it was obviously longer than two messages). Pay attention to the dates because they are important. This one happened on August 10th, before Ukraine even knew about aid being held up, i.e. that’s not a factor here. The goal posts have now moved to Ukraine getting a White House visit, which seems like quit the walk down by Democrats. But there’s actually no direct mention of reciprocity at all here.

But, I want to be fair, so lets say that the Trump administration did ask them to look into corruption (which they have already admitted). What was the implication of the ask here in this text exchange? It was to look into Burisma, a known corrupt company, and to look into 2016 election meddling, which we know happened in Ukraine with the Hillary campaign. I’ve been assured for years that election meddling is of the utmost importance to get to the bottom of so why is that suddenly bad?

And to be clear, there’s no mention of Joe Biden in any of the text messages. Investigating Burisma is not off limits just because Democrats say it is.

Here’s another one people are really pushing this morning.

The first text there is actually good news for Trump. It shows (as we’ve reported) that the Ukrainians did not even know aid was being withheld, therefore there can’t be a quid pro quo involving it. That takes a major, major part of the Democrat narrative off the table.

But it’s the second text some are latching onto. Bill Taylor, as we’ll see in one more text coming up, is the lightening rod in this. Here, he seems to suggest there were conditions placed on the aid, even though we know from the previous exchange that’s not true. All Sondland says in response is “Call me.” This led to all kinds of assumptions being made. One of the common ones I saw last night is that if Sondland wasn’t hiding something, he’d have just said no in the text. I think that’s citing facts not in evidence. Perhaps he just wanted to better explain everything over the phone instead of writing a 500 word text message? The point being, there’s nothing here at all except pure supposition.

Finally, there was this text, which is probably the one that will end up pushed the most by both sides.

The mention of a political campaign here is the eye catcher, but we are again left wondering where Taylor is getting his assumptions from. Further, Sondland goes on to completely disabuse him of his notion there was any quid pro quo. Many on the left are trying to discount the last message, asserting it was written purposely to push back on what Taylor said and get that on record. The problem with that is that Democrats are now wanting you to interpret the “true meaning” of a text by asserting it means the opposite of what it actually says. Does that sound dispositive to anyone? The message says what it is says, and it says there is no quid pro quo.

Here’s the biggest thing here though. All of these text messages lack context.

Yet, the Democrats are refusing to release Volker’s testimony and instead chose to roll out cherry-picked text messaged. Does that sound suspicious to anyone? It’s almost like we’ve seen this game played before and that everyone should probably wait before freaking out.

I got into a bit of a back and forth last night with The Reagan Battalion over this. I never got an answer to my last question, but it’s pretty relevant in my opinion.

Adam Schiff and company could relieve me of my suspicions by simply releasing the full transcript of Volker’s testimony. Let’s see how he addressed these messages. Republican Congressional members are out there saying that there is a lot of context missing here and that what we are seeing right now is painting a false picture. If they are lying, then Democrats should have no problem calling their bluff, right? The fact that they haven’t done so is telling.

Here’s what I’m not going to do. I’m not going to take text messages personally chosen by Adam Schiff as proof of anything, especially when he’s clearly trying to hide the full context of the situation. Some conservative outlets may choose to rush and make early judgements here (again), but I’m not playing this game because it’s too obvious at this point. Let’s get every piece of information out there, and then we’ll talk about what’s damning or not.

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Paul Sperry Report: Whistleblower Dug Up Dirt in Ukraine About Trump and Manafort During 2016 Campaign

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Investigative reporter Paul Sperry reported on Thursday night that the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, was “himself helping dig up dirt in Ukraine against Trump (and Manafort) while working in the Obama White House during 2016 campaign.” In an earlier tweet, Sperry wrote, “BREAKING: The whistleblower is a registered Democrat & CIA analyst who was detailed before the 2016 election to the Obama White House, where he worked on the NSC’s Ukraine desk & met w anti-Trump Ukrainian officials before being sent packing by the Trump NSC & becoming disgruntled.”

If these allegations are proven, and Paul Sperry is a very credible journalist, it blows up the Democrats’ case against Trump.

If this story is true, it offers further evidence that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who currently chairs the House Intelligence Committee, is an unscrupulous, deceitful manipulator who has caused great harm to our country. He should immediately be stripped of his chairmanship and thrown off the Intelligence Committee. It’s time for this liar to face justice.

The Democrats’ latest scheme to take out the President has been unraveling by the day. The fact that they chose such a weak narrative speaks to their great desperation.

I’ll keep an eye on this story and will post any updates I find.

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New Docs Include Rosenstein Email to Mueller: ‘The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions’

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Watchdog group Judicial Watch released 145 pages of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s communications on Thursday. No one will be surprised to learn that he was indeed a creature of the deep state.

Over a year ago, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking, “Any and all e-mails, text messages, or other records of communication addressed to or received by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein between May 8, 2017, and May 22, 2017.”

Here is a timeline of events from that period:

May 8, 2017: Rosenstein wrote the memo in which he made the case for then-FBI Director James Comey to be fired.

May 9, 2017: President Trump fired Comey.

May 12, 2017: Rosenstein sent an email to then future Special Counsel Robert Mueller telling him, “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions.” This email tells us all we need to know, and had long suspected, about their relationship.

May 16, 2017: Rosenstein  emailed former Bush administration Deputy Attorney General and current Kirkland & Ellis Partner, Mark Filip writing, “I am with Mueller. He shares my views. Duty Calls. Sometimes the moment chooses us.

May 17, 2017: Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to the Special Counsel.

During this time, Rosenstein was “in direct communication with reporters from 60 Minutes, The New York Times and The Washington Post. In an email exchange dated May 2017, Rosenstein communicated with New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz to provide background for this article about himself. Ruiz emailed Rosenstein a draft of the article, and he responded with off-the-record comments and clarifications.” Judicial Watch reports:

In an email exchange on May 17, 2017, the day of Mueller’s appointment, Rosenstein exchanged emails with 60 Minutes producer Katherine Davis in which he answered off-the-record questions about Mueller’s scope of authority and chain of command:

Rosenstein: “Off the record: This special counsel is a DOJ employee. His status is similar to a US Attorney.”

Davis: “Good call on Mueller. Although I obviously thought you’d be great at leading the investigation too.”

On May 17, 2017, in an email exchange with Washington Post journalist Sari Horwitz and the subject line “Special Counsel” Rosenstein and Horwitz exchanged:

Rosenstein: “At some point, I owe you a long story. But this is not the right time for me to talk to anybody.”

Horwitz: “Now, I see why you couldn’t talk today! Obviously, we’re writing a big story about this. Is there any chance I could talk to you on background about your decision?”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “These astonishing emails further confirm the corruption behind Rosenstein’s appointment of Robert Mueller. The emails also show a shockingly cozy relationship between Mr. Rosenstein and anti-Trump media reporters.”

Last month, Judicial Watch obtained a copy of a two-page memo written by then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on May 16, 2017. This memo was McCabe’s “contemporaneous recollection” of the infamous meeting held in then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office during which Rosenstein had allegedly proposed wearing a wire to record the President. McCabe wrote:

As our conversation continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions. He said he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.

In September 2018, The New York Times reported on this meeting. Their article said this group had allegedly discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. In addition, Rosenstein said he knew of one or two members of Trump’s cabinet who might be on board with such a plan.

Rosenstein has publicly maintained that he was being sarcastic when he made this comment. But nothing in McCabe’s memo suggests this to be true. Rather, McCabe wrote he told Rosenstein that he would “discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.”

I’ve never understood why Rod Rosenstein, who has played such a pivotal role in the investigation of President Trump has received so little scrutiny. The matter of whether or not he volunteered to wear a wire is only part of what he must answer for. He needs to be asked why he appointed a Special Counsel when the FBI had no evidence that Trump had colluded with Russia in May 2017. We know this for a fact because, during her Congressional testimony last summer, FBI attorney Lisa Page admitted it.

So, why did Rosenstein do it? He needs to be questioned under oath.

Why did he allow Mueller to expand the scope of the investigation? What, if any, evidence did Rosenstein require from Mueller to expand the scope? Was there ever a Mueller request that Rosenstein said no to?

It was Rosenstein’s role to supervise the activities of the Special Counsel, and his apparent submission to Mueller suggests that Mueller was actually driving the bus.

Think about this. For over two years, we’ve been learning information about the activities of the deep state and all of it has corroborated the theory that this group has deliberately sought to destroy first candidate Donald Trump and following his surprise victory, President Donald Trump. No contradictory evidence has been presented. As hard as they’ve tried to cover up their complicity, somehow, albeit painfully slowly, the truth has come out.

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The Ukraine Impeachmnt Desperation Exposes Democrats and the Press as Incapable of Dealing with a Non-Politician

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It is a true aphorism in that it delivers the goods in a pithy fashion. In describing the level of targeting President Trump has received a person has said, ‘’They are not targeting him, they are targeting us. He’s just standing in the way.’’ Sure, it’s an oversimplification, but that last sentence explains much of the behavior we have been seeing out of Washington in regards to the President of late.

Beyond the easy explanation of chalking it up to Trump Derangement Syndrome what we are seeing playing out is a combination of frustration and desperation out of the Democrats, and by extension many members of the media. Consider the level of political attacks, and how they have been pervasive since Trump was sworn into office. Any normal politician would have been rendered in some capacity and that is exactly the point, and it is also the reason.

Trump, to put it quite simply is not a politician, and that reality has stymied the politicians and those who cover politics.

The Ukrainian controversy and its attached hopes for impeachment have exposed a certain high level of flailing by Democrats. Many members of that party have been insistent on bringing up impeachment hearings, for years now. The Russian collusion certainty has been as successful as an Atlantean fireworks display. The assured scandal that would fell the President at the hands of Stormy Daniels has instead seen her losing a judgment, and her lawyer on the verge of losing a career. The Dems have been so desperate that they explored impeachment hearings this summer on the basis that Trump had said some mean things to select House members

So now it is a supposed impropriety on a phone call that will bring him down. The Democrats feel as if their insistence alone that wrongdoing took place will be enough, with the reliable aid arriving from a consistently hysterical media. You can see the generated outrage in the faces of the talking heads; look at the flummoxed expressions on the face of Rep. Adam Schiff — this stuff is supposed to work. And there has been no effect on Trump after nearly three years.

This is because Trump, by not being a politician, is not at all swayed by political brinkmanship. Recall during the election when he appeared disinterested at times in the process. Look at the ways his field teams appeared disorganized, and the ways he had pledged to upend not just the Democrats but also the GOP, and even the electoral process. Trump was a reluctant winner, and his vocal pledges to ‘’Drain the swamp’’ was a signal. He harbors disdain for them, and their process.

The main commodity in D.C. is power. It is what drives every person in that town, and it is what is leveraged to get things done. You get your way by assuring someone they can acquire more, or you threaten by removing what they have. Trump has no more to gain, and quite possibly is not all too concerned if he has it removed. Career politicians like Adam Schiff are using tactics they are accustomed to, but they are impotent against an apathetic target. They are drawing up a complex play on a whiteboard to assure the winning 3-point shot, and Trump is telling them he thinks basketball is a waste of time. Yet this is all they know.

Look at how the story of the Ukraine phone call has

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President Trump DARES Nancy Pelosi To Hold An Impeachment Vote

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Your move Nancy

You just knew this was coming.

You knew the push back from the White House on the impeachment thing was going to happen and it looks like in the wake of the Kurt Volker testimony today on the hill falling flat ( My colleague Bonchie covered that here Kurt Volker’s Testimony Appears To Have Left Adam Schiff Scrambling) the White House is ready to launch in classic Trump style.

With a dare.

Axios   is now reporting that the White House will release a letter daring San Fran Nan to take a vote and get this party started.

From the article…

The White House is planning to send Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter as soon as Friday arguing that President Trump and his team can ignore lawmakers’ demands until she holds a full House vote formally approving an impeachment inquiry, 2 sources familiar with the letter tell Axios.

*Trump wants to force House Democrats in vulnerable races to be on the record if they favor pursuing impeachment, these sources tell us.

*Republicans also say the minority party can exert more influence over hearings and other aspects of an inquiry once it is formalized with a vote.

*By calling this an inquiry without holding a vote, Pelosi and the Democratic committee chairmen are having it both ways, one official said. “They want to be a little bit pregnant.”

Pelosi is clearly betting now that without a vote this will end up in the courts and bog this process down. She can then claim to the “Squad” and their supporters that she did all she could and the Democrats will need to beat Trump at the ballot box in 2020. Otherwise, she should hold the vote which historically has been done and limits what the executive branch can do but ALSO gives the minority in the House some more power than they have now.

This is actually a shrewd move by Nancy.

However, Trump and his team once again are going to seize the P.R high ground with this letter. Even poor Jim Acosta over at CNN will be sputtering about why arent the Democrats taking a vote to squash this Presidency.

If the Speaker of the House is so confident in the bill of goods that Adam Schiff sold her than she should follow precedent and open an impeachment inquiry with a vote of the full house and roll the dice as they say.

Unless of course, she doesn’t want to take the Trump triple dog dare challenge.

The way the Russian collusion thing fell apart you can’t really blame her if she doesn’t.

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