35 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-28-19

  1. Why?

    So she could leak it, like they do everything else?

    No thanks.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/10/nancy-pelosi-takes-break-from-impeachment-maneuvering-to-chastice-trump-for-not-telling-her-in-advance-about-al-baghdadi-raid/

    “Nancy Pelosi takes break from impeachment maneuvering to chastise Trump for not telling her in advance about al-Baghdadi raid

    Leaking has consequences.”

    “Nancy Pelosi is upset that Trump didn’t tell her in advance about the Special Forces raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

    Trump explained in his press conference that he informed countries, including Russia and others, over whose territory or through whose air defenses U.S. forces had to fly that an operation was underway, but did not inform them of the purpose. That was necessary to avoid fire on U.S. aircraft.

    But Trump didn’t inform Congressional leaders until the troops were safely out of harms way, because he feared the leaks that have plagued congress and his own administration would endanger the troops.

    Nancy Pelosi is not happy. ”

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    Too bad.

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  2. I say good riddance.

    Only the left is complaining, because… well…. Trump.

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  3. Obama’s favorite propagandist looks stupid now.

    He ran with his “scoop” on the “fake” photo. Problem is, he can’t tell time.

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    He corrected, but too late, all the blue checked media favs had already run with his “fake news”. I’m sure they’ll retract now too… Yep…. any minute now…..

    Wipe that egg off your face clown.

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  4. The Corrupt Clown Show.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/the-democrats-corrupt-clown-show.php

    “House Democrats have neither voted to commence an impeachment inquiry nor established rules for such an inquiry. As a result, Adam Schiff has been free to decree whatever arbitrary procedures he desires. Only, as Congressman Dan Crenshaw points out in the video below, Schiff’s procedures actually violate the House rules on committee records:”

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    “In the video you only see the relevant rule briefly, but here is a screen shot. House rules say that “all committee records” “shall be the property of the House, and each Member, Delegate, and the Resident Commissioner shall have access thereto.” The only exception relates to Ethics Committee investigations of the conduct of members:”

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  5. Joe Biden got his puff piece on 60 minutes last night. But off course it was softballs all around, and they never got around to this, Joe’s obvious lies. Now why do you suppose that is? 🙄

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/biden-outreach-to-dhs-and-doj-overlapped-with-work-by-son-hunters-lobbying-firm

    “Revealed: Joe Biden twice used his position as senator to intervene to boost son Hunter’s lobbying”

    “Joe Biden privately contacted the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice when he was a senior and influential U.S. senator to discuss issues that his son Hunter’s firm was being paid to lobby on, according to government records.

    On at least two occasions, Biden contacted federal departments to discuss issues related to Hunter’s firm’s lobbying clients, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

    Biden’s behind-the-scenes outreach illustrates how his Senate work overlapped with his son’s business interests. Biden has faced scrutiny for taking actions that were perceived to benefit his son’s work, including calling for the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor and backing policies that helped the Delaware-based credit card industry while Hunter was working for MBNA, which is headquartered in the state.

    Government records show that Biden, who has always insisted he knows nothing about his son’s business activities, helped Hunter’s work with strategic and highly specific interventions that could have benefited his son to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

    On Feb. 28, 2007, Biden contacted DHS to express that he was “concerned about the Department’s proposed chemical security regulations authorized by Section 550 of DHS Appropriations Act of 2007,” according to the department’s log of its contacts with members of Congress.

    Section 550, which was passed in 2006 as part of the DHS appropriations bill, requires high-risk chemical plants to submit site safety plans to DHS for approval, including security credentialing and training for employees.

    Eight weeks earlier, the Industrial Safety Training Council had hired Hunter Biden’s firm to lobby DHS on the issue. The trade group, which represents companies that provide safety training for chemical facility employees, was mounting a heavy lobbying campaign over section 550, submitting congressional testimony about the need to expand background checks for chemical plant employees.

    The Industrial Safety Training Council was seeking to expand the “language in DHS legislation regarding security clearance and credentialing for chemical facility employees and employers” in January 2007, according to lobbying disclosure records.

    While Hunter Biden did not register as an individual lobbyist for the trade association, he was one of three senior partners in his firm at the time. The Industrial Safety Training Council paid Oldaker, Biden & Belair a total of $200,000 between early 2007 and the end of 2008.

    The Biden campaign did not respond to request for comment. The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, said Biden should have avoided involvement with issues that his son’s firm was also lobbying on because of the appearance of conflict.

    “It’s implausible Sen. Biden did not know his son’s firm was lobbying on this arcane issue,” said Tom Anderson, the director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project.”

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    Indeed it is.

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  6. The NYT jumps the shark again.

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  7. The WaPo is being hammered for lionizing a terrorist.

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  8. They make it too easy sometimes. 🙂

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  9. I’m always lagging a week or so behind, but those obits are funny, AJ. And I guess the demise of racism as a meaningful social concept (as evidenced by that NYT article) means that Tucker Carlson was right after all: we don’t have a white supremacy problem. ;–)

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  10. Ummm…

    She was involved in a sexual relationship with a subordinate staff member. An intern. And her boyfriend, her “legislative director” joined her in exploiting their positions for sexual gratification. Apparently she blames her husband, the only one she wasn’t having sex with, for outing her.

    She violated numerous House ethics rules for a sitting Congressperson..

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/katie-hill-to-resign-from-office-amid-house-ethics-investigation-into-relationships-with-staffers

    “Katie Hill resigns from Congress after leaked naked photo and alleged affairs with male and female aides”

    “California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill announced that she will resign from Congress after news stories revealing her relationship with a young female campaign staffer and a House Ethics Committee investigation into another alleged romance between Hill and her legislative director.

    “It is with a broken heart today that I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do,” she wrote in a statement before accusing her “abusive husband” of “driving a smear campaign” against her and apologizing to her constituents.”

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  11. This is what a hero sometimes looks like. 🙂

    This is what a vile coward look like.

    And there’s a certain irony to what he considered an unclean animal like a dog leading his demise.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/special-breed-of-courageous-delta-force-operator-hails-valor-of-military-dog-wounded-in-baghdadi-raid

    “The dog, whose name and breed remain unknown, chased Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel and cornered him. With no place to go, the terrorist leader blew himself up along with three of his children, who he was using as human shields. ”

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    A pathetic excuse for a man.

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  12. The man has a point. Schiff is a sieve.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schiff-pelosi-baghdadi-raid

    “When Trump first announced al-Baghdadi’s death Sunday morning, he said he decided not to tell officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, because he was afraid leaks could compromise the mission. Speaking to reporters Monday morning, he singled out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as the focus of those concerns.

    “The only thing is they were talking about why didn’t I give the information to Adam Schiff and his committee, and the answer is because I think Adam Schiff is the biggest leaker in Washington,” Trump said. “You know that, I know that, we all know that. I’ve watched Adam Schiff leak. He’s a corrupt politician. He’s a leaker like nobody has ever seen before.””

    True dat.

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  13. More bad news from Cali.

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/10/28/getty-fire-mandatory-evacuations-ordered/

    “500-Acre Getty Fire Erupts In Sepulveda Pass, Thousands Ordered To Evacuate: ‘Get The Hell Out’”

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  14. A fitting name for the operation, and a sad thank you from another ISIS victim’s family.

    https://apnews.com/89e8716887514b95af5fea38d604ee30

    “Events developed quickly once the White House learned on Thursday there was “a high probability” that al-Baghdadi would be at an Idlib province compound.

    By Friday, Trump had military options on his desk.

    By Saturday morning, the administration at last had “actionable intelligence” it could exploit.

    There was no hint of that interior drama as Trump headed to Camp David on Friday night to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Then he was off to Virginia on a brisk fall Saturday for a round at one of his golf courses.

    He teed off with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, in town for the World Series, and Sens. Lindsey Graham and David Perdue.

    Trump got back to the White House at 4:18 p.m. By 5 p.m., he was in a suit in the Situation Room in the basement of the West Wing to monitor the raid. One official said they monitored the operation with real-time imagery, but Trump’s vivid description of al-Baghdadi’s final moments was based on conversations with military commanders.

    They named it after Kayla Mueller, an American humanitarian worker abused and killed by al-Baghdadi.”

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    And his death is justice that was long overdue.

    “[Baghdadi] either killed her or he was complicit in her murder,” Carl Mueller said. “I’ll let people who read this article make up their own mind how a parent should feel.”…

    “We are so grateful for them … we are so grateful,” Marsha Mueller said. They were glad there was no loss of life on our side. They are grateful their daughter and the others who were tortured and killed by ISIS have not been forgotten.

    “I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been,” Marsha Mueller said…

    “He knows her story. He’s been briefed on it, and he knows, and that’s important to me,” Carl Mueller said. “I don’t think anything would have stopped him from getting this guy.”

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  15. Re #139
    Trump was smart not to advise any Democrats.
    They hate him so much, that they would consider failure to kill Baghdadi worth a black mark on Trump.
    Anything to make him fail would be worth it to them.

    i.e. They hate Trump more than they love America.

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  16. From “The Washington Examiner”.. Somebody else believes what I just said:

    ‘So much hatred’: Nancy Pelosi would have leaked Baghdadi raid to sabotage Trump, Senate Republican says
    President Trump protected American troops by keeping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the dark about the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, a Senate Republican said.”

    I used to work in a SCIF (Secure Compartmented Information Facility). Out instructions were that “need to know” was the driver. Status does not qualify a person to information he/she does not have a specific need for that information.

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  17. http://davidbrivkin.com/this-impeachment-subverts-the-constitution/

    “Alexis de Tocqueville observed in 1835: “A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from office.” What House Democrats are doing is not only unfair to Mr. Trump and a threat to all his successors. It is an attempt to overrule the constitutional process for selecting the president and thus subvert American democracy itself. For the sake of the Constitution, it must be decisively rejected. If Mr. Trump’s policies are unpopular or offensive, the remedy is up to the people, not Congress.”

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  18. They fear Barr and his mission, so he must be silenced.

    Also note this comes from the woman who had a Chinese spy as her personal driver for nearly 20 years.

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  19. Because they do.

    Many somethings in fact….

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/26/goodwin-why-are-democrats-acting-like-they-have-something-to-hide/

    “Goodwin: Why are Democrats acting like they have something to hide?”

    “With no end in sight to the madness gripping Washington, it is wise to seize on any possible sign of humor to brighten the day. In that spirit, a statement by Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler qualifies as the mood booster of the week.

    Responding to reports that Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the 2016 spying on Donald Trump’s campaign is now a criminal probe, Schiff and Nad­ler laid down their thumbscrews and emerged from their impeachment dungeon to express outrage. In unison, the twin Trump tormentors declared that partisanship has infected the Justice Department and “the rule of law will suffer new and irreparable damage.”

    Despite stiff competition from two centuries of congressional hypocrisy, that is a first-rate howler. If you can’t laugh at Schiff and Nad­ler accusing anyone else of damaging the rule of law for partisan purposes, you don’t have a sense of humor.

    They have violated every historic precedent, not to mention simple decency, by conducting their impeachment probe in a secret star chamber. They leak juicy fragments to the media echo chamber, which would be a federal crime for real prosecutors.

    Then they squeal and gnash their teeth when the worm starts to turn. Come on, people, this is hilarious!

    It is true, of course, that some in Washington will see nothing amusing about Barr’s monumental decision. Among these are James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan, James Clapper and the assorted CIA officials who reportedly hired criminal-defense lawyers because they may now find themselves in the legal crosshairs.

    Still, if they’ve done nothing wrong, they have nothing to hide, right? After all, that’s the standard Schiff, Nadler, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and every two-bit prosecutor in America has applied to the Trump White House.

    Their approach from Day One has been merciless: Guilty first, a trial later. Give us everything we want, or we’ll accuse you of ­obstruction of justice and treason, too.

    Oh, and when you come to testify behind closed doors, bring your toothbrush because if you don’t tell us what we want to hear, you’re not going home.

    Finally and thankfully, the other side of the story is about to be ­revealed.”

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    And that’s what they fear. Exposure.

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  20. Un-American.

    That’s what they’ve devolved into. Because a win for Trump and America is a loss for Kristol and his clowns. Sad and pathetic. Such is the existence of the NTers.

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  21. Like Kristol, seek help clown.

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  22. Trump has broken them. Mind, body, and spirit.

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    Because he’s garbage.

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