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NOT THE ONION: Corrupt UAW ‘Mulls No-Confidence Vote’ In GM’s CEO

The UAW–whose members have been striking General Motors for nearly three weeks–is considering holding a ‘no-confidence’ vote in GM’s CEO

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Leaders of the United Auto Workers, which has been striking General Motors since early September, are apparently considering holding a “no confidence” vote in Mary Barra, General Motors’ CEO, reports the New York Post.

United Auto Workers is looking to get a leg up in its negotiations with General Motors — by going directly after the company’s charismatic boss.

Brass at the labor union — whose strike has idled 46,000 workers at 34 plants nationwide — has held high-level talks this week about staging a “no-confidence” vote on Chief Executive Mary Barra, The Post has learned.

The Post explains that the “no-confidence” vote carries no weight in negotiations.

Instead, however, “some members see it as an effective way to put pressure on 57-year-old Barra, who has burnished a reputation on Wall Street as a tough negotiator, according to sources briefed on the union’s thinking.”

Ironically, the tactic is being considered by a union that is mired in its own ongoing multi-year corruption scandal—a scandal that has seen some UAW leaders charged and imprisoned.

Additionally, the Detroit News stated earlier this month that both current UAW president Gary Jones and retired-UAW president Dennis Williams are both “unnamed officials” who helped “orchestrate the years-long conspiracy and spending UAW funds on personal luxuries.”

Rather than holding a “no-confidence” vote in GM’s CEO, the UAW members might want to consider holding “no-confidence” votes in their UAW leaders.

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Reporter Who Covered the False Dreadlock Story Pushed for Hairstyle Laws In Earlier Tweets

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Remember that story that collapsed this week about the 12-year-old girl black girl who supposedly was pinned down by three white boy classmates and had her dreadlocks cut?

Yes, her family and the school admitted it was all a hoax. The family apologized in a public letter.

Now it turns out there may be more to the story.

According to the local reporter who broke the story, the girl told her family what allegedly happened on September 25 although the incident supposedly happened on September 23.

According to the Daily Caller, Turner had earlier on September 25th tweeted five times about the “Crown Act” or “natural hair bill,” advocating for laws designed to protect the hairstyle.

“Thank you for being a trailblazer,” she told a politician who introduced a bill in Montgomery County, Maryland. “I hope [Prince George’s County, Maryland] is next! … It’s sad that laws like this have to exist for people to just be themselves.”

Turner then co-wrote the story of the girl and the family the next day on September 26, for WUSA9 with the headline that the boys called the girl’s hair “nappy” and “ugly.” Turner’s story also noted that the Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence, taught at the school. The story immediately went national, with some in media highlighting the Pence connection.

Turner additionally tweeted about the case on September 27 saying, “This why we need the #CrownAct to protect little girls like Amari Allen when they get older.”

The Allen family — grandparents Cynthia and Dewaune and aunt Lakeisha Allen — run a beauty company called “Still Natural,” and for years on Facebook, Lakeisha (who goes by the name Zyonn on the online platform) has posted pictures of herself and other people with dreadlocks, mentioning “natural.”

Turner promoted the Allens’ cosmetic line in a September 2018 news segment and an accompanying article headlined “Domestic violence survivor develops cosmetic line to inspire others.” The playground assault articles did not mention an existing relationship between the reporter and the subject.

WUSA9 covered the story multiple times between September 26 and September 29 with Turner doing two stories on the 29th, one asking if the girl was upset that the boys hadn’t yet been punished by the school and another where people who also wore dreadlocks gave the girl presents.

After it broke that the story was a hoax, WUSA9 deleted their stories on it and Turner deleted some of her tweets related to it.

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Watch: Trump Leaves Jim Acosta in the Dust After CNN Journo Attempts to Upstage at Presser

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CNN journalist Jim Acosta does a stand up before the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The ongoing animosity between President Trump and CNN “journalist” Jim Acosta has been well-documented in posts and videos over the time Trump’s been in office, but watching the two exchange words never, ever gets old.

Their latest confrontation yesterday was no exception.

The White House held a wild joint presser on Wednesday with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö. As Trump was wrapping it up, he had some parting words for the members of the media who were there covering the event.

Here’s what he said that didn’t sit well with Acosta:

“And please remember the [Finnish] president’s last remarks, that we are a great democracy. We are a great … the United States is a great democracy. And I’m airing what I’m airing because we are in fact a democracy. And if the press were straight and honest and forthright and tough, we would be a far greater nation.”

Acosta, who from the below photo looked visibly agitated at having to cover the presser, interjected by saying “We are, Mr. President.”

Trump was not about to let Acosta have the last word, however.

“We would be a far greater [one] when we don’t have the CNNs of the world, who are corrupt people,” he clapped back, pointing at Acosta before saying “Thank you very much, everybody” and walking away.

Watch the exchange below:

Better still, watch it to music:

Serious gangsta move.

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Kurt Volker’s Testimony Appears to Have Left Adam Schiff Scrambling

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Kurt Volker has been a recent hot name within the Trump-Ukraine impeachment frenzy. A former John McCain aide, he was at the center of attempting to arrange a meeting with Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials. This came in the course of the former New York City mayor attempting to investigate whether Joe Biden acted corruptly while vice president. My colleague Sara Lee shared some details about Volker this morning in a piece.

Shortly after the Trump call to Zelensky broke as a story, Volker resigned as special envoy to Ukraine, leading many to believe he was doing so out of some kind of impeachment worthy disgust. Given his background working with an organization that pushed the Steele dossier, that actually wasn’t a bad bet.

Surprisingly though, it appears Volker’s testimony fell flat.

Per The Washington Examiner.

“He has said nothing that coincides what the Democrats are saying with their whole impeachment narrative,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee and a staunch supporter of Trump.

Jordan, who appeared alongside a group of conservative Republicans and Trump allies, declined to talk specifically about Volker’s deposition, which is continuing in a secure hearing room in the Capitol.

Jordan described Volker as “unbelievably knowledgeable about what was going on in Ukraine,” and added, “not one thing he has said comports with any of the Democrats’ impeachment narrative. Not one thing.”

Things apparently got so bad that Adam Schiff had to take questioning duties away from his lawyer, clearly in the hopes that he could somehow pry something of use out of Volker.

They should be nervous. This entire impeachment gambit is falling apart. Trump called their bluff, releasing the transcript and complaint after they had already committed to an impeachment inquiry. It ended up showing no obvious wrongdoing at all.

Then the State Dept. IG called an urgent briefing, giving them new hope that some real evidence was on the way. Nope, it turned out to be repackaged news articles with nothing of value.

Volker was their main hope though. He’s the only (former) administration official on their radar who had the possibility to give them the goods. Instead, his testimony appears to be a bunch of nothing.

You can expect this pattern to continue because there’s simply nothing to find here. Trump made a passing request that Ukraine look into possible corruption. That’s it. There is no impeachable scandal in that and the more Democrats push this, the more they will hurt themselves in the long run.

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The People Pushing For Impeachment Are Fooling Themselves About Its Popularity

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This morning, USA Today released a poll showing that support of the impeachment of President Trump is growing.

Americans by a 45%-38% plurality now support a vote by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump, a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, as allegations continue to swirl around an embattled White House.

By a similar margin, 44%-35%, those surveyed say the Senate, which would then be charged with holding a trial of the president, should convict Trump and remove him from office.

The survey of 1,006 adults, taken Tuesday and Wednesday, underscores the perilous situation the president finds himself in as House committees subpoena documents and prepare to hear testimony into accusations that he pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, then tried to hide the account of their phone conversation.

Meh.

What the poll shows is essentially that all Democrats want to impeach Trump. What that 45% may or may not be a plurality, the real question whether, as more of the story leaks out, is that number a floor or ceiling. Looking back a the Russia Hoax, you find a similar dynamic. Early on when the Democrats were driving the narrative, there were a lot of Americans who believed that hokum. As the facts began to trickle out, and in particular when Mueller’s report was released, there was nothing left of the collusion narrative. That’s why it isn’t even mentioned as a potential article of impeachment because the story was so obviously fake that not even partisan Democrats want to be associated with it.

We have a hint of where impeachment stands in another poll

President Trump’s approval ticked up to 49 percent — its highest mark this year, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey released on Wednesday.

The figure marks a 2-point increase from a Sept. 11-12 poll, but a 2-point decrease from its previous peak of 51 percent in August 2018.

Trump’s disapproval rating, meanwhile, dropped to 51 percent, which marks his lowest level so far this year.

This indicates that not only is there no nascent groundswell for impeachment but that a lot of people are seeing this latest nonsense for the political hit that is is. The public was burned by the media and the Democrats of the Russia Hoax, a very complex fake scandal that made the pushing of fake information and fake news very easy. The easily understand this scandal. You have a powerful man who gets his grifting ne’er-do-well son a very lucrative job. When the son gets in trouble, he uses his clout to get the investigator fired. We can argue to the cows come home over whether this is accurate but it is a narrative that you can’t counter until you show how Hunter Biden got the job if his name was Heywood Jablowme.

As we learn more about the whistleblower (yes, Bulwarkians and Vichy Republicans, the whisleblower’s motives are important to the public) and about the interactions Schiff and his posse had with the whistleblower and as we get the backstory on several mysterious actions by Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, the number of people supporting impeachment is going to recede.

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WaPo, Chris Matthews Make the Case for Pence to be Impeached and You Know What THAT Means

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Here’s a subject that no Democratic lawmakers will touch right now. The thinking is: Pence is implicated in Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine to reopen their investigation into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. Although Pence never mentioned Biden’s name to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he was after all, involved in communicating the delay of the U.S. aid and at the request of President Trump, he skipped Zelensky’s inauguration. Shouldn’t Pence be impeached too? A rather low bar for impeachment to be sure, but that’s all they’ve got right now.

The media, on the other hand, has no such reservations. The last few days have seen a couple of Washington Post articles arguing for Pence’s impeachment, a story in the Associated Press and a handful of others.

In the video below, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews speaks to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE). Matthews asks: “The Vice President now according to reporting as of tonight seems to have engaged in the same thing Trump was engaged in which is basically shaking down a foreign leader to get dirt on a political opponent, the candidate you’re supporting, Joe Biden. Shouldn’t he be the subject of an impeachment inquiry as well at this point?”

Coons, a bit taken aback, replies, “Well, at this point, look Chris, I think it’s important that we focus on the facts here. The facts are that we tie –”

Matthews, not hearing what he wants to hear, abruptly cuts him off and says, “I’m talking the facts. I realize [Trump has] got William Barr, the Attorney General in cahoots with him. He’s got Secretary of State, Pompeo, in cahoots with him. Now, he’s got the Vice President dragged into this cabal.”

The video then shows him speaking to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). “You know, if possible, if it comes to a Senate trial, and it may well by the end of this year where you’ll be a juror in that trial for removal of the President from office after he’s impeached, if that develops as the history of this year, you’re going to a Vice President of the United States who would take the presidency after having been involved personally in the cabal that we’d be impeaching the President for. How does that make sense historically? If Pence was part of this how could he survive as president when Trump goes?”

Kamala does not muster a tremendous amount of enthusiasm over the idea.

Last night, the Washington Post channeled Matthews and published a lengthy piece enumerating Pence’s interactions with Zelensky. It reads like a primer on the anatomy of a political smear. Here are some excerpts:

The president used Pence to tell Zelensky that U.S. aid was still being withheld while demanding more aggressive action on corruption, officials said. At that time — following Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelenksy — the Ukrainians probably understood action on corruption to include the investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

Officials close to Pence insist that he was unaware of Trump’s efforts to press Zelensky for damaging information about Biden and his son, who had served on the board of an obscure Ukrainian gas company, when his father was overseeing U.S. policy on Ukraine.

Pence’s activities occurred amid several indications of the president’s hidden agenda. Among them were the abrupt removal of the U.S. ambassador to Kiev; the visible efforts by the president’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, to insert himself in the U.S.-Ukraine relationship; as well as alarms being raised inside the White House even before the emergence of an extraordinary whistleblower complaint about Trump’s conduct.

Perhaps most significantly, one of Pence’s top advisers [national security advisor Keith Kellogg] was on the July 25 call and the vice president should have had access to the transcript within hours, officials said.

The authors do at least acknowledge that Kellogg found nothing unusual about the call, nor did he “flag any concerns” to Pence.

Democrats will find a way to interpret anything involving Trump in the most negative way possible which is what they are doing here. The impeachment of both Trump and Pence would set the stage for a President Pelosi, a dream come true for war weary Democrats.

Why is this idea starting to gain traction among the left leaning press, yet no one in Congress appears to want to talk about it?

For one thing, the optics would be bad for them. Maybe they realize they’ve already grossly overstepped by basing their case for Trump’s impeachment on a routine phone call.

Hot Air’s Allapundit has a theory and it goes like this. President Trump, along with many Republicans, myself included, see the Democrats impeachment inquiry as another coup attempt. The thinking is, that if lawmakers call for Pence to be impeached along with Trump, it’s the same as saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be President.

Now that would truly seem like a coup. Actually, it would be a coup. In fact, it’s already a coup.

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? Shotgun Blanks Fired in School as Part of Active Shooter Drill

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Bodies are removed from at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

One of the things that Democrats have highlighted in their big push for gun control has been mass shootings and specifically school mass shootings.

While such shootings are tragic and we should work on addressing them, it’s also important to put in perspective how rare it is, still, to have a school mass shooting, despite some in media and politicians seeming to suggest that they are happening all the time.

When that narrative is pushed, it stokes unreasonable fear, not based upon the actual incidence of such mass shootings.

At the Franklin High School in Ohio, they did something on Tuesday during an active shooter drill that seemed to feed into that fear.

According to the Dayton Daily News:

Today’s drill will consist of Franklin police firing blanks in the building using a shotgun and rifle several times so students and staff can react as they would in a real world scenario between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.During the controlled drill, students and staff will practice barricading in classrooms and evacuating the building school officials said. Officials said the drill will be handled slowly, step by step, to accurately inform students and staff of best practices to handle active threats.

But if that disturbed you, no worries, they had “social emotional activities” to address that.

The remainder of the day will be devoted to conversations in each of the students’ classrooms related to safety, as well as other Social Emotional Activities to help students process any emotions they feel as a result of the drill. Counselors will also be on hand to assist students.

One can’t knock a school trying to figure out the best way to defend against a school shooting.

But who thought that this was a great idea?

How about preparing kids in a responsible manner but also telling them how rare it is? And how they should not be unreasonably fearful?

If you listen to kids being interviewed in media today, they think that it’s very likely that they could be shot in school. And if they manage to survive that, climate change is going to do them in the next few years. And responsible adults are not disabusing them of this fear.

Then we wonder why kids are suffering more from psychological issues when such things are being stoked as likely existential threats.

But in fact, as a recent ABC News story noted, there have been 21 mass shootings according to FBI standards, meaning 3 or more killed, not including the suspect. Not one of those shootings is a school mass shooting. Some of those are family disputes.

Now there have been “school shootings” as we have commonly come to understand the term, meaning someone coming in with a gun meaning to shoot up the school, although without 3 or more killed. There was the shooting at the Stem School Highlands Ranch in May where one person was killed and eight injured, and the shooting at UNC Charlotte where two students were killed, including hero Riley Howell who bravely tried to stop the gunman. But many of the things covered in lists of “school shootings” are things things like accidental discharges or robberies committed at night that just happen to be on a school playground but otherwise unrelated to the school.

It’s important to protect our kids. But it’s also important to be truthful with them and not allow a political agenda to overtake reality.

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Down Memory Lane – Exposing Li’l Ben Rhodes and Others in the Obama Regime

Democrats and their lick-spittle media allies are madly flailing about now that it is confirmed that DoJ really is looking into potential intelligence community irregularities associated with the origins of the 2016 counter-intel investigation on candidate Trump. And that includes those who have a lot to lose, such as failed fiction writer Ben Rhodes. They all are tweeting on Twitter a lot lately and making public statements that smell of fear now that the Ukrainians, Italians, and Australians are cooperating in the DoJ investigation.

Intrepid independent researcher “NameRedacted” (a/k/a “Harold Finch”) was suspended multiple times on Twitter for exposing much about Rhodes and his associates in the Obama Administration, as well as about key members of the seditious cabal. In a previous incarnation, he posted well-sourced information exposing criminality by Obama regime operatives that was web-archived before being deleted by Twitter. As an historical summary, it is particularly relevant now in order to put the Russian hoax (#Spygate) and also the Democrats’ Ukraine political hit-job in proper context. I have compiled, edited and added to his information from my own perspective along the way. He – like I – are real patriots and are more interested in “getting the word out” than in credit for conveying the truth, and thus he fully supports presenting this here for additional Americans to digest.

Let’s take a moment to discuss Ben Rhodes. Ben Rhodes’ official White House title was Deputy National Security Adviser to the President. As Dep NSA, Ben Rhodes had a very famous boss. Ben’s immediate supervisor was Obama’s Natl Security Adviser Susan Rice. Susan Rice is famous for all the wrong reasons, starting with pushing a known lie to cover up the terror attack on Americans in Benghazi left to die who were memorialized in the movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” Rice then blamed a Youtube video as internal State Dept emails prove they knew it was Al Qaeda all along. This report from former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson lays that all out beautifully. It also resulted in the Obama FBI hacking her computers and illegally spying on her. Attkisson has forensic proof that is backed up by independent findings that she was hacked and spied on at home and at work at CBS, on multiple devices, at the time Ben Rhodes’ brother headed CBS news. This article elaborates further on Ben Rhodes, his brother at CBS News, and how Atkisson was spied on and hacked as a result of her reporting that the administration viewed as a threat.

Susan Rice, fresh off her Benghazi PR moment, moved up in the world when Obama beat Mittens Romney. He promoted her to National Security Adviser and chose Ben Rhodes as her deputy. Rice’s deputy is very interesting. Not only did Ben’s brother head CBS, but the FBI refused to give him a security clearance. I wonder what the FBI found that gave them pause, even as they literally gave them to known threats?

Also very interesting is who succeeded Susan Rice at the key post of UN Ambassador: Samantha J Power. Do you know what Samantha Power is most famous for? Allow me to refresh your memory here about the illegal unmasking of Americans. Now that’s profound and would have certainly alarmed NSA Dir Adm Rogers and the NSA IG. There’s zero legitimate reasons for Power to be unmasking ANY Americans. Her job had zero need to know for that information. This was such an anomaly that it was immediate flagged at NSA and the Director alerted. I have grave doubts about Power’s honesty, especially under oath, but this is interesting. She claimed ‘others’ were unmasking in her name, but her signature is on the documents themselves. Because Power’ job was directly related to NATSEC matters, she would have also reported to Rhodes and Rice. Interestingly, Rice denied unmasking while Rhodes never commented on the subject.

Susan Rice was lying. She later recanted her claim to know nothing about unmasking and admitted to doing so but said ‘it was legit and very limited.’ Riiiight. Rice and Samantha Power unmasked HUNDREDS of US Citizens in raw electronic surveillance records and leaked them all over the intel community and to the press. Think about how LTG Flynn’s calls made it into the legacy media

Someone was leaking the information from the spreadsheets Rice ordered the intelligence community to create that contained unmasked persons and raw SIGINT data. But Ben Rhodes in the interview shared by journalist Lee Smith says he knew nothing and wasn’t involved.

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In fact, here’s how prevalent the illegal spying was: a massive excel spreadsheet containing thousands and thousands of line items with raw Signals intercept data and unmasked US persons’ names in them was created and shared illegally as noted here. That’s what Power, Rice, and Rhodes were doing. It began long before the election and lasted up until the last moment the Obama admin was in the White House. These spreadsheets were provided all across the intell community, to media outlets, and Congress. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas openly bragged about it on MSNBC as this video shows:

https://twitter.com/AKA_RealDirty/status/1178876507734847493

Right now, you’re asking, “how is this possible?! There are supposed to be safeguards against this!” Yes, there are. All of them were ignored because Barack Obama issued an Executive Order suspending them.

Ben Rhodes claimed Obama White House did everything by the book and nothing illegal or improper happened. Sound familiar? Back to his boss and her email to herself, there was this from the White House email address that was sent literally MINUTES before President Trump’s  inauguration. Note that that letter is from a committee oversight chairman demanding answers. You know why – because that was a CYA letter that Rice sent to try to legally protect herself knowing she was criminally liable. It’s clear the entire National Security team of the Obama White House was deeply involved in Spygate before AND AFTER the 2016 election. There’s documentation of this – time stamped, court-admissible documentary evidence. This is just one example; note the timestamp/date.

Now, if everything was legal, if they were looking at valid NATSEC threats, why didn’t the FBI brief Trump about the FBI’s counter-intelligence investigation? Why did the Obama White House, FBI and DOJ have meetings discussing how to hide it all from Trump? Why did the Obama White House, by Obama’s executive order, change the order of succession at DoJ before leaving office? The incoming Trump admin knew this change was to maintain control of DoJ from outside President Trump’s administration and continue the coup and hide evidence of it from the DoJ OIG, as well as to stand in way of any prosecutions that might ensue. That was Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’ primary task (until she was forced to resign!). President Trump reversed it immediately.

If this was all legal, why did DoJ Natl Security Division head John Carlin quit one day after certifying report that no FISA abuse occurred while NSA Director ADM Mike Rogers was briefing the FISA Court on abuse by the Obama Admin?

John Carlin reported directly to DAG Sally Yates who illegally prevented the DoJ OIG from overseeing and auditing any and all DoJ NATSEC Division activities, as described here. Sally Yates knowingly shielded the DoJ NATSEC Division from lawful DoJ OIG oversight to hide the crimes being committed – crimes she was directly involved in, such as the Carter Page FISA warrant and spying.

It’s easy to see the deception, fear, and agitation in Ben Rhodes stemming from that Farkas interview on MSNBC. He knows that the DoJ OIG, USA Huber, AG Barr, the NSA IG, and FISA court judges are all looking at everything outlined here. And Joe DiGenova has reported that the FISA court is working directly with DoJ and the DoJ OIG in criminal investigations of FISA abuse.

An important background note: all copies of that video interview, even excerpts, have been removed from Youtube, which is a large Obama and Democrat donor. Here’s the video of Farkas’s MSNBC interview that they’ve suppressed:

https://mobile.twitter.com/AKA_RealDirty/status/1178876507734847493

There are other legal concerns at present that the Obama White House and his high-level staff are currently very concerned about, such as DoJ and DHS re-opening of Project Cassandra and illegal action that were part of the Iran nuclear deal and so many more crimes. Please read this well-researched and documented article about how the Obama administration shielded Hezbollah, a deadly terrorist organization who has murdered hundreds of Americans from US criminal cases. The Obama administration stalled and killed Project Cassandra in an effort to move the Iran nuclear deal forward. Ben Rhodes played a key role in this, including later admitting he deliberately lied to the press and the American people to sell the deal.

It’s easy to see why Ben Rhodes is panicking these days. He’s not the only one. We see you Ben…and Susan and Samantha and Evelyn and Sally and…..

The Obama Administration cabal are watching the Ukraine events fold with great trepidation, I’m sure, as they surely must know that it’s their last attempt to sidetrack the DoJ investigation into the origins of the illegal counter-intel investigation into the Trump campaign. That investigation, when combined with the release of the DoJ IG report on FISA abuse, will be the old one-two punch that will knock ‘em all out. And I can’t wait! I wonder which of weakest of them will try to either turn on the rest of them or fly the coup. That day is coming fast! Lil Ben Rhodes and Evelyn Farkas are good candidates to be the first.

The end.

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There Is Absolutely Nothing Suspicious and Criminal-Like About Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian Director’s Salary

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FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn’t say why he was discharged. He says he’s embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy’s decision. The vice president’s office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

 

One of the central elements in the ongoing kerfuffle about President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine is over the investigation into Hunter Biden’s mysterious appointment as a member of the board of directors of Ukraine’s largest private natural gas company, Burisma. While Joe Biden was vice-president and self-described “point person” for the Obama administration on Ukraine, one of his portfolios was trying to convince the Ukrainians to improve transparency in their economy and suppress corruption. To that end, Burisma hired Hunter Biden who, by the way, had zero experience in much of anything other than grifting off the family name and keeping hookers gainfully employed, as a member of its board of directors. The salary Biden fils received has been variously reported as $50,000 or $80,000 per month.

To be charitable, let’s put aside our disbelief and pretend that Hunter Biden was hired because of his totally mad business skills and just ignore the facts and circumstances surrounding Joe Biden’s demand that a Ukrainian prosecutor who may have targeted his son be fired. A quick test of the legitmacy of Hunter Biden’s salary is its comparability to other, similarly situated companies. It is estimated that Burisma’s earnings are about $400 million annually.

There is a great reference table.

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CREDIT: Spencer Stuart Board Index

 

Burisma is not quite 1/4 the size of the smallest company on this list. The group of smallest companies pays between $285-$330,000 per year for a non-employee director. Hunter Biden was paid $600,000 (at least) for being a board member of a company whose language he did not speak, whose home country he’d never lived in, and which was in an industry about which Hunter Biden was pig-ignorant.

ADDENDUM.

An alert Twitter follower notes that in most other cases, non-employee directors were paid in a combination of cash and stock, often as much as 60% stock. Biden was paid in 100% cash.

You can pretend, if you want, that there was a purpose in hiring Hunter Biden beyond currying favor with his father. You can pretend, as did John Kerry’s State Department, that there was no conflict of interest or quid pro quo involved that involved pressure being removed from Ukraine in return for employing Joe Biden’s kid. You can pretend that Joe Bidens’ interest in firing that prosecutor was some high minded expression of unity with the EU. Just don’t expect anyone else to go along with that sick fantasy.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Forced to Eat Crow After Trying to Shut Down Analyst Who Argued Schiff Had Prior Knowledge of Whistleblower’s Claim

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Screenshot from this video.

On Tuesday night, former CIA officer, National Security Council Chief of Staff and White House deputy assistant Fred Fleitz made the argument on CNN that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had prior knowledge of the whistleblower complaint before it became public in September.

But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tried to shut down the evidence and the points Fleitz was making.

From Daily Caller:

When I saw this one, I thought it was very unusual, not just that it was extremely well written, but it had legal references and footnotes. That was a little bit unusual, but I compared that with the fact that Adam Schiff was talking about the subject matter of this complaint throughout the month of August. He posted a tweet at the end of August that almost identically reflected this complaint.

“But you don’t know any of that,” Cuomo pushed back. “You’re raising it as questions. You know that is meaningless unless you can put some meat on the bones. Of course the Republicans are agreeing with you. That’s the whole state of play. Anything you say that’s negative about this guy or this woman they’re going to pick up on.”

CNN even disparaged Fleitz in the chyron. The chyron read: “Trump allies peddle false claims about the whistleblower.” Nice. They’re essentially accusing him of making false claims, without having evidence for their accusation, while accusing Fleitz of not having evidence.

Of course, Fleitz was right.

The information that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had received a letter from the whistleblower about his concerns on August 12 was out there last week. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was upset on September 27th that Schiff hadn’t informed his fellow Committee members, including her.

So when it all blew up on Wednesday that Schiff had prior knowledge of the complaint despite his statements to the contrary, Fleitz made Cuomo eat some crow.

“You were pretty hard on me last night on @CNN last night @ChrisCuomo when I told you that I assessed @RepAdamSchiff probably knew about the CIA whistleblower in advance,” Fleitz tweeted. “We now know from the NYT that I was right. Apology not necessary.”

Boom.

If Cuomo had acted on the evidence that was available and tried to commit journalism, he might not have been embarrassed.

Schiff has made multiple statements suggesting he did not have contact with the whistleblower prior to the information becoming public.

There’s more.

From Daily Caller:

In a Sept. 19 press conference, he suggested that he did not know what the whistleblower was alleging. He also asserted that he might not even know that a complaint had been filed if Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, had not contacted Congress earlier last month regarding the complaint.

“In the absence of the actions, and I want to thank the inspector general, in the absence of his actions in coming to our committee, we might not have even known there was a whistleblower complaint alleging a urgent concern,” Schiff said during a press briefing on Sept. 19.

Schiff left out the part about his staff member directing the whistleblower to contact the IC IG in the first place.

Why was Schiff suggesting that when he clearly was aware at least since August 12? Because it served the narrative that he and the Congress were being denied information about the complaint by the administration. When, indeed, they already knew about it before the administration did.

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