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Trump Gets an Unlikely Assist On Why National Polls Are Useless Right Now

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Yesterday, a poll from Quinnipiac came out which showed Donald Trump getting trounced by essentially everyone in the 2020 Democratic field. Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden had the largest lead at 13 points.

There was also a story circulating that Trump got some bad internal polling news. It was then spun as some kind of scandal that he wouldn’t want his surugotes talking about it public, because politicians normally share internal polling or something. The rules are always changing, obviously.

Is all this really the devastating news the media is making it out to be? Donald Trump made his opinion be known.

No doubt, his response isn’t meant to be a scientific rebuttal for why current polling is wrong. He doesn’t need to do that though. As a snapshot in time to help strategic decisions, states polls may hold value. It’s acceptable to say “we’ve got some work to do there.” Trump’s campaign isn’t out there polling right now just for fun. But as a predictive measure, they are completely irrelevant and will remain so for a very long time.

To help with this point, the President got an unlikely assist from a normally staunch critic.

Speaking of Quinnipiac specifically, here’s a reminder of why it’s probably best to not even pay attention to what they are putting out right now.

And here’s Quinnipiac’s final polling of the last Presidential election, taken on the 11/3/16.

A number of Quinnipiac University polls released on Tuesday also put Clinton ahead in four key swing states. In Florida, Clinton has 46 percent to Trump’s 45 percent; in Ohio she leads by 46 percent to Trump’s 41 percent; and in Pennsylvania she leads Trump 48 percent to 43 percent. In North Carolina, Clinton has 47 percent support to Trump’s 44 percent.

If you were keeping score, Trump ended up winning every single one of those states.

If polling was this volatile less than a week out, what value is polling 17 months out? Again, as a predictive measure, it’s completely meaningless and even Nate Silver is admitting that. There is so much that’s going to happen between now and the end of the general election. Joe Biden is not going to remain in witness protection forever. No candidate can maintain a campaign by giving low-energy speeches every two weeks. Hillary tried that after her health issues escalated in 2016 and she fell flat down the stretch.

If it’s not Biden, then Trump will most likely be facing an admitted socialist with zero charisma, whether that be Warren or Sanders. The attack ads start to write themselves at that point, especially regarding the economy, where Trump maintains an approval rating over 50%. The race, regardless of who Trump is facing, will compress greatly. In the summer of 2015, Trump was trailing Clinton by 17 points and 24 points in two separate polls.

In short, the landscape today is nothing like what it will be in late 2020. That doesn’t mean you sit on your hands and just ignore polling and the Trump campaign isn’t doing that. We are seeing them make moves behind the scenes already. But the breathless coverage yesterday about the “bad news” for Trump was mostly wishful thinking.

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Steven Crowder’s Newest “Change My Mind” Heads to Google and Gets Educational

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Usually, when Steven Crowder does a “Change My Mind,” he heads to a University campus to challenge the students there on their viewpoints, and as the name of the bit implies, change his mind as well. Reactions to Crowder tend to range from understanding and conversational to rage and tears.

After Crowder became the focal point of the recent YouTube controversy where Vox and Carlos Maza pushed the platform to censor anything remotely offensive to them, Google decided to do a “Change My Mind” and take it straight to a corporate campus, the Google HQ in Austin, Texas.

Crowder noted in the video that he expected to find a lot of opposition, instead what he found was a lot of people who agreed with him despite being political opposites. Only one man actually advocated using violence to silence crowder, and one guy was concerned with chemicals turning the frickin’ frogs gay.

“Not only did everyone find themselves ultimately agreeing with us on the idea of hate speech, but more than ever before, people seemed legitimately concerned,” said Crowder.

“They really pressed us for answers to concerning questions,” he added.

This attempt at a “Change My Mind” episode actually ended up becoming a Q&A with Crowder’s half-Asian lawyer Bill Richmond taking the reins a good deal of the time. People could be seen taking a seat around the table as Richmond spoke and answered questions.

Everyone, including the viewer, ends up learning a lot.

Yeah, also Alex Jones was there.

It’s fascinating to see how many people were actually in agreement with Crowder on the idea that he should have been censored, silenced, or punished in any way due to his opinion. In fact, more people seemed concerned that things were headed in a direction where censorship of simple opinions became a norm.

And they’re right to fear that. At this point, we have a small group of people backed by corporate dollars attempting to define what is and isn’t hate speech. People of all stripes have a right to be concerned, and absolutely should.

Today it’s Crowder, tomorrow it could be them. Leaving the idea of what is and isn’t okay to say to the mob is asking for unstable social ground and that idea should be resisted vehemently.

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Democrats are Apoplectic That Trump Would Listen To A Foreigner With Dirt On An Opponent

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President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

During a sweeping interview with President Trump on Wednesday, George Stephanopoulos asked, “If foreigners, if Russia, if China, if someone else offers you information on an opponent, should they accept it or should they call the FBI.”

Trump replied, “I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, ‘Oh, we have information on your opponent,’ I think I’d want to hear it.” (Relevant portion starts at 1:45 on the video below.)

Trump’s response immediately became red meat for the liberal media who were consumed with self-righteous indignation. Considering that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid $12 million to a foreigner to not only dig up dirt on candidate Donald Trump, but to disseminate it among the Washington political community, the Intelligence agencies and then to the media, their reaction was extraordinary indeed.

One of the most amusing of all came from Obama’s DNI Director, James Clapper, who told CBS News’ Anderson Cooper that he was just “stunned.” It is believed that Clapper leaked word to the media that former-FBI Director James Comey had briefed the President-elect on the Steele dossier, which gave them the green light to break the story. (Clapper’s remarks begin at 1:40 in the video below.)

Clapper said:

I’ve run out of adjectives to describe my reaction to this. Incredible, amazing, I think stunning and disturbing, that the President would advocate the use of…accepting information provided by a foreign country, notably a foreign adversary. And in doing so, completely overlooking the fact that this could well be, probably would be disinformation. In other words, completely phony. (Anderson Cooper shudders at the thought of this.) And to endorse that, and in doing so, endorse…undercut the FBI and its Director is just incredible. I can’t get over the duplicity of it. Here, with all the criticism about the…the…infamous dossier, and you know, you can’t use it because it’s not valid, you can’t accept it, and that’s…you know…in this case, it’s okay.

Let me repeat, “I can’t get over the duplicity of it.” Tell me again where Christopher Steele got his dossier material.

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked her guest panel, “Is the president going to be reported as a security threat after that interview?” The panelists responded similarly, all agreeing that Trump was “sending a message to foreign governments that it’s “open season” for them to interfere in U.S. elections.”

The 2020 Democratic candidates, of course, found Trump’s answer equally appalling. Here are some of their tweets:

Joe Biden: “President Trump is once again welcoming foreign interference in our elections. This isn’t about politics. It is a threat to our national security. An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy.”

Corey Booker: “It’s not “oppo research” — it’s foreign interference in US elections. That you would say this is disgraceful. That you would do it from the Oval Office (yet again) proves you’re unfit for the office you hold”.

Elizabeth Warren: “The #MuellerReport made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation. Now, he said he’d do it all over again. It’s time to impeach Donald Trump.”

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro: “After seeking and receiving the help of our adversaries to to get elected in 2016, Donald Trump is now essentially calling for an open season on our 2020 elections. Once again, he’s putting his interests above our nation’s, and risking and the integrity of our elections.”

Sen. Kamala Harris told the Huffington Post, “I am concerned, and the American public should be concerned. It’s sending a signal to our adversaries around the world ― North Korea, Russia, fill in the blank ― saying, ‘Hey, come on in for 2020.’”

Any one of these candidates would listen to a foreigner who told them they had dirt on Trump in a New York minute.

In February 2018, Adam Schiff was pretty quick to listen to (and engage with) a prankster who called his office to say he had naked pictures of President Trump. He claimed to be Andriy Parubiy, the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament.” (Audio can be heard here.)

Sean Hannity pointed out that “listening is much different than lying, spying and paying for Russian lies and spreading it through the media by deep state operatives and then using it as the basis of a FISA warrant.”

As Attorney General William Barr’s investigation gets into high gear, Democrats have doubled down on their accusations against the President. They talk about impeachment as if he’s actually committed a crime. Their ability to remain oblivious to reality is breathtaking.

Hopefully, in the not too distant future, they will become the accused.

How should we punish them? Should we send SWAT teams to their homes because they are such dangerous criminals? Bankrupt them with legal fees? Place them in solitary confinement? Or maybe send them to Rikers Island, just because.

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Vox “Journalist” Tries to Clown on Trump, Ends Up Exposing How Ignorant He Is

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Sometimes it’s best to just not say anything. Vox’s Aaron Rupar, purportedly a “journalist,” hasn’t learned that lesson.

Today, Donald Trump gave a speech in Iowa where he hit on some of the struggles that rural Americans are dealing with as they produce much of the food you and I enjoy daily. At one point, Trump starts to discuss improvements to broadband in their areas and how many farms in Iowa don’t have the proper connectivity for their tractors. This extends to 3G/4G wireless internet coverage as well, which is incredibly spotty in the midwest.

This had Rupar thinking he had a solid own of Trump on tap. You see, he said tractors can’t connect to the internet. What a moron, am I right?

His first statement on tariffs is not really correct either. Yes, costs can theoretically be passed onto American consumers if the market will bear it, but it is still a tax on Chinese corporations and does hurt them. There’s a reason Mexico caved to Trump’s recent tariff threats over immigration and it’s not because they just wanted to do him a solid.

But it’s the second tweet that has the video and comment dealing with tractors and internet connectivity. You can watch the clip and see exactly what Trump said, but my description above is an accurate portrayal.

Rupar, being your typical North Eastern bubble dweller calls what Trump says bizarre and tries to play it off as another “omgz, how dumb is Trump” moment.

If you’ve been alive anywhere outside of New York or D.C. in the past ten years though, you know how ill-informed Rupar’s comment is.

In fact, I can remember well over a decade ago going to an Uncles house and checking out some of the new equipment at his neighbor’s farm. At the time, GPS was being used to ensure precision plowing and planting. Today, internet connectivity in tractors at even smaller operations is becoming the norm to run all kinds of new features to keep things moving smoothly.

The lack of broadband and wireless connectivity in the areas where some of these farms are is a real problem and hurts efficiency.

Despite the clear stupidity of Rupar’s comment, the usual suspects still fell for it.

What this shows is just how out of touch many of these press personalities are. They’ve probably never been within 500 feet of tractor, much less do they know about the technological improvements currently in them.

It’s cliched but worth repeating. This is why Trump won.

People are sick of being looked down on by people in a few major cities who have no idea how their avocado toast ends up at their $10 a drink cafe. All over the country, people do different jobs to provide a higher standard of living for all of us and clowns like Rupar think they are superior because they can write a few hundred words a day and snark on Twitter.

Vox is just a joke of an outlet. They are not only biased, but routinely display a level of ignorant arrogance that is only rivaled by some personalities on CNN. Maybe Rupar will think before he tweets next time or at least try google first, but I doubt it.

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Video: Rep. Norma Torres (D) Cheapens Abortion Debate on House Floor, Calls Male Pro-Lifers “Sex-Starved”

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Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA-35) speaks on the floor of the U.S. House – 6/12/19. Screen grab via C-SPAN.

I thought I’d seen it all when it came to Democrat women infantilizing the abortion debate, but what happened on the floor of the U.S. House today just might take the cake.

Roll Call reports:

A routine House debate nearly exploded Wednesday when California Democrat Norma J. Torres implied her Republican colleagues were “sex-starved males” for opposing abortion.

“Mr. Speaker, it is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,” Torres said as lawmakers debated a rule setting up amendment consideration for a four-bill spending package that includes funding for public health programs.

Torres, one of the newest members of the House Rules Committee, clearly broke House Rules — members cannot personally impugn their colleagues on the floor.

Watch video of Torres speaking on the House floor, and what happened after, below:

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Plus, isn’t this kinda like reverse sexism or something? Writer Jeryl Bier made an excellent point in this regard on Twitter earlier:

As I’ve written previously, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is pro-life for very personal reasons – reasons that have nothing to do with being “sex-starved.”

Not only that, but there are many other pro-life male politicians on both sides of the aisle who are also fathers. Some are brothers, uncles, nephews, cousins. They aren’t pro-life because they want to “control women.” Nor are they pro-life because they are “sex-starved.” They are pro-life because they can’t imagine life without their loved ones.

Democrats and their feminist allies want you to believe these men have “no standing” in the abortion debate. That’s just wrong. All voices matter in this debate.

The irony of it all is that Torres’s belief in abortion on demand benefits “sex-starved” liberal males who support a woman’s “right to choose” because it gets them off the hook.

Don’t look for that inconvenient fact to be mentioned by Torres on the House floor, though. Wouldn’t get her near the applause, “you go, girl!” praises, favorable media mentions, and likes/RTs.

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Ocasio-Cortez “Literally Ran” from a Republican Contender Who Asked Her to Debate Him

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The brave New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bravely fled from a potential debate by a potential Republican contender for her district seat.

According to the New York Post, Talk-radio producer Rich Valdes and Ocasio-Cortez were both marching in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. When Valdes spotted the congresswoman, he approached her to introduce himself and challenge her to a debate on capitalism vs. socialism.

According to the Post, the moment Valdes went to make the introduction, Ocasio-Cortez spotted him and literally ran away:

But Ocasio-Cortez “cut her handshaking short, jerked her hand back and jetted to the other side of the street,” Valdes said.

“She literally ran!” he said.

“I thought this was a good time to try and get a response but I honestly only saw the back of her head as she trotted across the street.”

Guardian Angels founder and radio host Curtis Sliwa also witnessed the exchange and confirmed Valdes’s account.

“As soon as she saw him, she did a pirouette — a spin — and she ran north on Fifth Avenue, ahead of her delegation, just to get away from Rich,” he said.

“I heard Rich yelling after her, ‘OK, AOC. You can run — but you can’t hide!’”

Nancy Sliwa, wife of Curtis, nabbed pictures of it happening just to be sure that the story couldn’t be denied later.

And deny it she did. AOC’s spokesman Corbin Trent said Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t trying to get away, she was just moving forward quickly with the parade.

“She kept walking! The parade moved! It’s a procession! Give me a break,” he said.

Trent went on to say that Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t owe anybody a debate and that if he does want to debate her then he should run for office. She’ll only debate him then. This is exactly what Valdes plans to do, but Trent said he wishes Valdes good luck against her because she has over 4 million Twitter followers.

It’s unlikely that Ocasio-Cortez will accept any kind of debate, and has denigrated any who have asked her to one in a high-profile way. She accused Ben Shapiro of “catcalling” her when he offered her to debate him.

She also told 2020 presidential hopeful John Delaney to “sashay away” after he challenged her to a debate on the merits of healthcare for all.

Ocasio-Cortez is content to lob Twitter bombs behind the safety of her phone, but will not go so far as to risk her narrative with direct debate. Generally, anyone who is unwilling to expose their ideas to direct criticism is holding beliefs and stances they know to be shaky.

So her physically running from Valdes isn’t at all unbelievable. She does a good deal of figuratively running from other debates as is.

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Joe Biden Promises To Cure Cancer

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Joe Biden Promises To Cure Cancer

I was up early this morning listening to different news programs. I just barely caught the end of a segment on Breitbart News daily. Host Alex Marlowe referred to former. Vice President Joe Biden said that if elected we would cure cancer. I wasn’t sure I heard right, but I was actually able to confirm the statement. From Fox News

Former Vice President Joe Biden made a bold promise on Tuesday to “cure cancer” if he is elected president in 2020

“That’s why I’ve worked so hard in my career to make sure that… I promise you if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer,” Biden declared.

I’m not sure which way to take this one. On one hand, it smacks of using his dead son (who died of cancer) to score political points. Another side could be that he is just incredibly stupid. As any oncologist will tell you, cancer isn’t just one disease. It covers a whole range off afflictions. I’m not sure that we could cure (all) cancer, even if we put the entire Federal budget towards the effort.

Some of the talk show discussions I heard had conservatives demanding that the Democrats toss him from the Democrat Primary Race. Personally, I think that’s a bad idea. The last thing we want, is Biden to shut up. Let him talk…all the way to second place in 2020.

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A Whistle Blowing Dallas PD Officer Is Coming Forward Against His Chief as Dallas Falls Deeper Into Crime and Murder

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Veteran Dallas Police Officer Nick Novello has been speaking out against the mismanagement and incompetence displayed by the department’s police chief U. Renee Hall for years, and as Dallas approaches unprecedented murder and crime rates, Novello is once again sounding the alarm.

Recently, Hall appeared in the hot seat before the Dallas city council where she was raked over the coals for how horribly the department has managed both itself and crime within the city. As of now, Dallas is set to hit a decade high in homicide rates with a projected 228 deaths by the end of the year.

Now rumors are swirling that Hall is about to get the boot, and Novello plans to deliver a letter to Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson that may just seal the deal as it details just how bad things are behind the scenes at the Dallas PD. It’s a letter that he has allowed RedState to see before it’s delivered.

What is contained in the letter is nothing short of shocking.

Among the facts is the revelation that there are less than 1,200 officers attempting to patrol a city filled with 1.4 million people. Novello also reveals that as the murder rate spikes, Dallas detectives are short-staffed by 40 to 60 percent. He also reveals that emergency calls that go unanswered by police due to a lack of officers present.

“I work the slowest watch in the city and I am in possession of hundreds of emergency calls with the same language, “supervisor notified, call expired, no elements or officers available,” wrote Novello. “Now if calls for police service go largely unanswered in a timely manner at central, what do you suppose is happening across the city, particularly during busy periods or when one emergency ties up scarce resources?”

Novello also mentions that in response, Hall has told her officers to handle calls with a “triaging” methodology. Novello points out that this is more revealing to the department’s problems than some may believe:

In a medical context, triage means that one will determine the severity of the injury in question, and treat based on a hierarchical order, depending on who needs medical attention the most. It is understood that scarce medical resources necessitate the triage methodology being utilized. In using the term “triaging” in a police context, are we telling the citizens of Dallas that their needs are going to be assessed based on the immediacy of the threat or injury extant in a scenario? I must insist that using this triaging language, is no less than a mea culpa, and speaks to DPD’s inability to perform it’s functions. In the context of policing, admitting that we are going to triaging is nothing short of admitting that we are no longer capable of servicing the citizens of this city in totality.

In other words, if your house has been broken into and a robbery has occurred, the police may not show up to your door for hours as the scarcely available units are busy with what may be a more pressing crime happening that moment. Some calls, as Novello points out in his letter, aren’t getting responded to at all, and in large number.

“Officers at other stations tell me, calls at times are backed up 40-50 at a time; many emergency calls holding for hours due to the staffing crisis,” Novello tells the Mayor. “I suspect you know nothing of this miasma. Now you do.”

As Novello plans to release this letter to Mayor Johnson, multiple Dallas policing groups have also come forward and revealed that its members have voted that they have no confidence in Hall and that they do not believe that she has the ability to turn the department around.

How Hall continues with her job intact without a miracle is anyone’s guess. If she does, Dallas may watch as its crime problem continues to worsen as officers abandon the department for greener pastures, and fewer officers are there to answer calls for help by Dallas citizens.

In the meantime, Dallas is definitely in a quiet crisis due to the consistent mismanagement of Hall who seems more focused on a social justice laden approach to fighting crime than actually fighting crime and securing the best she can for her officers who have accused her of ruining careers and using her position to punish her opposition.

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Poll: Democrats Want La. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) Primaried – Because He’s Pro-Life

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Louisiana’s Donna and Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). Screen grab via a 2015 Edwards campaign ad.

The Democrat purging of pro-life liberals continues.

The latest example comes from Louisiana, where a recent poll shows that young Democrats in the state want their Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards primaried – because he’s pro-life.

The Free Beacon reports:

A poll of registered Democratic voters conducted by We Ask America just days after the [fetal heartbeat] bill was signed into law found that 81 percent of respondents were already aware of Edwards’s decision, with a whopping 92 percent of young registered voters saying they knew about the legislation. Unsurprisingly, 60 percent of respondents said they opposed his abortion stance, including 80 percent of young voters.

Many are so displeased with Edwards that they want him to pay for his abortion stance with a primary challenge, the poll found. Forty-two percent of Democrats and 64 percent of young Democrats said they would like another Democratic candidate to be on the ballot in October.

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The Free Beacon reported last week that Democrats in the state legislature are aware of the political problem the abortion issue causes Edwards and made a “strategic decision” to delay a major abortion ballot initiative.

It’s unclear how many of those same Democrats know the reason why Edwards is pro-life:

The Democrat’s anti-abortion stance stems from his wife’s pregnancy nearly 30 years ago. A doctor discovered their daughter, Samantha, had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion, but the couple refused.

Samantha is now married and works as a school counselor, according to the outlet.

“In eight years in the legislature, I was a pro-life legislator, 100 percent with the Louisiana Right to Life,” Edwards said during a Thursday press conference. “When I ran for governor, I said I was pro-life and so that’s something that’s consistent.”

Per Wikipedia, the Louisiana gubernatorial primary will be held on October 12, 2019 under what’s called a “jungle primary” system:

Under Louisiana’s jungle primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party, and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote during the primary election on October 12, 2019, a runoff election will be held on November 16, 2019, between the top two candidates in the primary.[1]

Polling from a month ago showed Edwards well ahead of the two Republicans challenging him, but per The Hill “[Edwards] has not yet secured a threshold that would allow him to avoid a runoff.”

That poll was also taken before Edwards signed the fetal heartbeat bill into law.

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What About ‘Double Jeopardy?’ Why are House Dems Allowed to Try President Trump For The Same Offense For the Fifth Time?

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks after a closed meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

Last I knew, this was the United States of America. We lived by a Constitution which guaranteed a set of protections against tyranny for our citizens.

One of those protections is a guarantee that a person accused of a crime cannot be “twice put in jeopardy” for the same crime. This is called double jeopardy.

The text book definition of double jeopardy is as follows: “A procedural defense which prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction.”

President Trump was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation which officially began in July 2016, although there is evidence that the FBI had been spying on his campaign before that time. The FBI investigation ended when the Special Counsel investigation was initiated in May 2017. FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified under oath that ten months into their investigation, there was still no evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the presidency.

After 22 months of intense examination, a highly partisan group of Democratic donors with unlimited resources at their disposal were still unable to find sufficient evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians.

And boy did they try? We’ve already uncovered three instances in the Mueller report where members of his team manipulated information to misrepresent the facts.

First, they omitted a crucial sentence from a voicemail left by Trump’s attorney, John Dowd, to Michael Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, which made it appear as if Dowd had obstructed justice. My colleague, Bonchie wrote about that here.

Last week, The Hill’s John Solomon learned that the Mueller team completely mischaracterized the role of Konstantin Kilimnik. They identified him as a Russian asset when in reality, Kilimnik was a top informant for the U.S. State Department and other Western intelligence agencies as well. I wrote about that here.

Finally, both the FBI and the Mueller team claim that the FBI began surveilling General Michael Flynn after they had recorded a phone call between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. The reality is that the FBI began spying on Flynn shortly after he had called Kislyak in early January 2016 to express his condolences upon hearing of the death of former GRU Director Igor Sergun, who had died on Jan. 3, 2016. This has been proven by a recent DOJ court filing. I wrote about this here.

Mueller and his team have had their thumb on the scale for Democrats and still weren’t able to find sufficient evidence to recommend a Trump indictment.

While Mueller’s investigation was proceeding, the Senate and the House each opened investigations of their own and neither came up with evidence of collusion.

President Trump has now been investigated for the same offense four times.

Now House Democrats, led by the poisonous, repulsive, snake-like Adam Schiff and the buffoonish, fat, repellent Jerrold Nadler want to try the President for the fifth time.

Below is a video of the entire House Intelligence Committee hearing on “The Mueller Report: Lessons Learned.” Schiff’s opening statement begins at 8:15. Watch it if you can. It will make your blood boil and your stomach churn.

Schiff said, “Volume one of the report outlines a sweeping and systemic effort by Russia to interfere in the 2016 election for the benefit of Donald Trump. It establishes that the Trump campaign welcomed the Russian interference because it expected to benefit electorally from the information stolen and released through the Russian effort.”

Contrary to the president’s often-repeated mantra and many misrepresentations of the attorney general, the special counsel reached no conclusion as to whether the Trump campaign’s many Russian contacts constituted collusion since that term is not defined in criminal law.”

Schiff is using the fact that the term “collusion” is not defined in criminal law as his excuse to continue what can only be described as a farce.

House Republicans described today’s proceedings as a “grotesque spectacle.”

The National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, a former U.S. attorney, tried to inject some sanity during his testimony. “McCarthy told the panel that Russia wasn’t backing Trump per se in the 2016 campaign, and was rather supporting the candidate seen at the time as most likely to lose.” He explained:

[Russian President Vladimir] Putin tends to back the candidates he believes will lose on the theory that an alienated losing faction will make it harder for the winning faction to govern…It is a mistake, I respectfully submit, to allow him to divide us by portraying him as on one side or another. He’s against all of us.

Attorney General Barr and prosecutor John Durham are investigating the genesis of this hoax and I feel confident that they will sort it all out.

Last weekend, Rep. Mark Meadows told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo there would be a delay in DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report because he had received some new information.

Unfortunately, until their job is complete, Democrats will continue with “Take Five” of the Russia collusion investigation, trampling all over President Trump’s Constitutional rights and this travesty will continue.

Pretty soon, many Democrats will find themselves in jeopardy. Will they expect their own rights to be honored?

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