20 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-11-19

  1. Barr Bombshell: Trump Campaign ‘Clearly Spied Upon,’ ‘First Time In History’ To Happen To ‘Presidential Campaign’

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  2. Comey is exposed as the fraud I said he was. This man deserves prison for what he’s done. He’s clearly violated the civil rights of several Americans for purely political purposes.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/473784-misfired-hurricane-comeys-team-abused-carter-page-and-the-fbi

    “Misfired ‘Hurricane’: Comey’s team abused Carter Page and the FBI”

    “Imagine the Department of Justice inspector general (IG) conducting a review of the Jeffrey Epstein case. It might read something like this: “While it is clear that Mr. Epstein abused minor girls, there is no documentary or testimonial evidence that he was motivated by a deviant sexual interest in those young girls.”

    The newly released IG investigation into FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) enshrines the report’s main catchphrase — “documentary or testimonial evidence” — in the hall of fame for legalese absurdities.

    The report by IG Michael Horowitz is one long expose of a confluence of actors at the top of the FBI who, by their own words, despised Donald Trump and came together to open and run an investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign, falsifying documents, withholding evidence and using a confidential source who had stated clearly that his goal was to prevent a Trump presidency.

    Despite these flashing lights, the IG essentially stated that since no one admitted to being motivated by their personal biases, he could not reach that conclusion. Thanks for that, but most Americans unencumbered by a law degree can detect the obvious without a lot of effort.

    Ironically, the devastating decisions and abuses that the report goes on to enumerate are only explained with any kind of logic by the swift current of personal animus gripping the main protagonists then at the top of the FBI. “

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  3. The IG report clearly exposes the Schiff memo as a lie filled talking point, one the press ran with gleefully. And they repeatedly smeared Nunes, who was telling the truth all along.

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/10/ig-report-confirms-schiff-fisa-memo-media-praised-was-riddled-with-lies/

    “IG Report Confirms Schiff FISA Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies

    Nearly two years later, the inspector general’s report vindicates the Nunes memo while showing that the Schiff memo was riddled with lies and false statements.”

    “The new inspector general report on FISA abuse settles the debate between Republicans and Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Both groups put out memos about the Department of Justice’s efforts to secure a warrant to wiretap Carter Page.

    At the time of their release, the media praised Democrat Adam Schiff and his memo and vilified Republican Devin Nunes and his memo. Nearly two years later, the inspector general’s report vindicates the Nunes memo while showing that the Schiff memo was riddled with lies and false statements.”

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  4. Here’s Barr’s full interview from yesterday.

    Some people should be seeking legal counsel at this point. 🙂

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/12/barr-is-on-the-case.php

    “BARR IS ON THE CASE
    Attorney General William Barr sat for an extended interview with NBC’s Pete Williams to discuss the findings in the Department of Justice Inspector General report released yesterday afternoon. NBC has cut the thing up in a couple of stories, but it has also posted the whole thing on YouTube (24-minute video below).

    Barr is familiar with the evidence gathered so far; he knows what he’s talking about. He understands that what we have staring us in the face is an unprecedented political scandal. He tentatively anticipates the criminal investigation reaching “a watershed” by late spring or early summer. I urge interested readers to watch the whole thing. The interview is invaluable in its entirety.

    I’m not sure whether Pete Williams is just playing the fool for purposes of the interview, whether he is a fool, or whether he is handicapped by the fact that he gets his news from NBC News. Whatever the case, everything he elicits from Barr is of interest.

    Having said that, I shouldn’t excerpt a quotable quote, but I can’t help myself (and I’m not even getting to Barr’s condemnatory account of the FBI investigation around 9:00, or his reference to the Steele Dossier as “a complete sham” and “rubbish”). Barr reiterates, by the way, that the campaign “was clearly spied upon” (at 12:15 of the interview).”

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  5. From my “World” news daily update

    Saudi Arabia enacts more reforms
    Saudi men and women can now use the same entrances into some restaurants. The Ministry of Municipalities made the announcement on Sunday, adding it was up to the businesses to decide what to do next. Previously, the government required restaurants to have one entrance for women and families and a separate entry for men.

    What is this world coming to? I

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  6. DJ,

    My daughter and I were laughing about Greta’s “award” in the Drs office. I was reading her the fawning coverage from Time. Greta was the pancake, the narration was the sweet, gooey syrup….

    Here’s a taste, careful you don’t get a cavity just reading. These 3 authors should take up writing Harlequin Romances. Something with Fabio on the cover….. 🙂

    “Greta Thunberg sits in silence in the cabin of the boat that will take her across the Atlantic Ocean. Inside, there’s a cow skull hanging on the wall, a faded globe, a child’s yellow raincoat. Outside, it’s a tempest: rain pelts the boat, ice coats the decks, and the sea batters the vessel that will take this slight girl, her father and a few companions from Virginia to Portugal. For a moment, it’s as if Thunberg were the eye of a hurricane, a pool of resolve at the center of swirling chaos. In here, she speaks quietly. Out there, the entire natural world seems to amplify her small voice, screaming along with her.”

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  7. Lindsey drops the mic….

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  8. Yet the media keeps insisting otherwise.

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  9. Admitting their errors is the only way they have left to regain some of their lost credibility. But they’re just gonna double down instead.

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    And Techno Fog is naming names of those who’ve been pushing the lies.

    Here’s a very discouraging thread on the matter. There are just so many of them….

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  10. The bogus Flynn prosecution continues to crumble. Someday he’s gonna have to right a book and set the record straight and restore what they unjustly stole, his reputation.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mockingbirds-of-the-deep-state_3165122.html

    “From attorney Sidney Powell’s Michael Flynn filing on Oct. 24:

    “The defense has requested the phone records of James Clapper to confirm his contacts with Washington Post reporter [David] Ignatius—especially on January 10, 2017, when Clapper told Ignatius in words to the effect of ‘take the kill shot on Flynn.’”

    If this order sounds like something out of the criminal underworld, welcome to the deep state, which isn’t too deep anymore, writhing and flexing in plain sight.

    While Clapper was allegedly targeting retired Lt. Gen. Flynn secretly through Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, we know he was also targeting President Donald Trump by secretly leaking the Steele dossier to CNN’s Jake Tapper. It’s this mantle of secrecy that taints so much of what we read and hear.

    Democracy doesn’t die in darkness, journalism does. “Intelligence sources say …” whatever they want you to say.

    True to his dishonest form, Clapper bald-faced lied about this leak to CNN, which would later become his employer, while under oath to Congress. But no worries, not for Clapper anyway. Clearly above the law, Clapper has never been, and never will be prosecuted for perjury before Congress. Roger Stone, on the other hand, not so much.”

    Notice through all of this poisonous fog that U.S. journalism has become merely a cloaking conduit for the so-called Intelligence Community. There are no boundaries to “anonymous sources,” nor any limits on their power in information warfare.

    I was particularly struck by this terrifying mechanism of public control while listening to an interview with Russian-born Svetlana Lokhova, a British espionage historian. She’s currently suing FBI/CIA informant Stefan Halper and the parent companies of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and MSNBC for more than $25 million in punitive damages for their defamation of her good name in a series of baseless reports, seeded by Halper, the FBI, and others, that accused her of seducing Flynn on behalf of Russian intelligence. To call this a reckless disregard for the truth is gross understatement. It’s the weaponization of “intelligence” in the form of “free press”-disseminated disinformation.”

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  11. Despite his whining to the contrary….

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/11/horowitz-fbis-conduct-in-trump-russia-probe-doesnt-vindicate-anybody.html

    “DOJ watchdog Horowitz says FBI’s conduct in Trump-Russia probe doesn’t ‘vindicate anybody’”

    “Horowitz’s team “identified significant concerns” about how the FBI conducted its investigation.

    Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, one of Trump’s closest allies in Washington, set the tone of the hearing with a more than 40-minute speech blasting the FBI.”

    “Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday he and his team “identified significant concerns” about how the FBI conducted its investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

    “The activities we found here don’t vindicate anybody,” Horowitz said when asked about comments made by former FBI chief James Comey, who took a victory lap after the DOJ watchdog released a report this week on the agency’s probe of Trump’s campaign.”

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