23 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-11-20

  1. “The Case Against Michael Flynn Peddled by Anti-Trump DOJ Officials Suffered *The* Kill Shot Today”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/07/10/newly-released-doj-documents-show-that-this-michael-flynn-case-was-really-over-before-it-began-n2572290

    “It’s over. The game is over. As we’ve said before, this was the anti-Trumpers’ final battle. The prolonged legal fight over Michael Flynn was their Waterloo—and just like with Napoleon, it ended in total defeat. All that’s left is the judge in the case, Emmet Sullivan, further embarrassing himself by appealing the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling that he toss the criminal case against the former Trump official. He’s not. He can’t because he knows he’s going to eat it. Sullivan had accused Flynn of being a traitor in open court and was not one to hide the fact that he was going to send Flynn away to prison for a term much longer than what the Mueller team had recommended. These folks are arrogant. They had to admit that they’re wrong.

    More and more documents that have been revealed show a history of prosecutorial misconduct by those at the Department of Justice. Top FBI officials, like disgraced top brass men Andrew McCabe and James Comey, were out to get Flynn no matter what. They had no evidence to rope him into a federal investigation let alone sit him down for an interview, of which the agents involved said they walked away feeling that Flynn did not lie to them. And yet, Flynn had the screws put to him when Robert Mueller became special counsel, who took over the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian collusion and forced him into pleading guilty to a bogus “lying to the FBI” charge.

    Flynn eventually hired a new legal team under Sidney Powell in 2019 who alleged that new evidence will show he was the victim of a political witch hunt. She said that in October of 2019 and low and behold the truth does come out, that the FBI plotted a perjury trap for him. The DOJ under Attorney General Barr submitted a motion to dismiss, the prosecutor resigned, and everyone wanted this thing dropped except Judge Emmet Sullivan, who took his tantrum all the way to the DC Court of Appeals. There was no case, but he tapped a former judge, whose law firm represents anti-Trumper Sally Yates, to fight the motion and look into whether Flynn could be charged with perjury for pleading guilty to the lying to the FBI charges; Flynn had made a motion in January of 2020 to withdraw his guilty plea. It’s a clown show. And Sullivan allowed amicus briefs to be filed by the most unhinged anti-Trump legal minds out there. When there is no prosecution, you can’t just outsource it. That’s mob rule-mentality. Powell alluded to a memo from the DOJ that would totally exonerate Flynn as a Russian agent in this Russian collusion mess. It was released today, albeit heavily redacted, but the substance is there. Six days after Flynn’s interview, the DOJ nixed the Logan Act route, noting that he wasn’t a Kremlin crony. ”

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  2. They had nothing, yet wasted 30 million,a special prosecutor, and loads of Congress’s time. They undermined a duly elected president, slandered him and a devout public servant like Flynn, all with no evidence and no justification.
    All. For. Nothing!

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  3. Good.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/barr-fbi-made-150-arrests-has-more-than-500-investigations-of-riot-instigators

    “Barr: FBI has made 150 arrests, launched more than 500 investigations related to rioting
    The attorney general said that the feds are ‘building up our intelligence’ on perpetrators”

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    “Barr had previously announced that the Justice Department had evidence that outside instigators — including individuals connected to Antifa — were behind some of the violence that appeared to spin out of peaceful protests against police brutality. The attorney general said that “legitimate demonstrations” were “hijacked” by these outside actors, and that federal law enforcement is “building up our intelligence” on the alleged instigators.

    “We already arrested over 150 people on federal charges, and we have over 500 investigations underway going on across the nation focused on these hardcore instigators involved in this rioting,” Barr said during a federal and local law enforcement roundtable discussion in Arkansas.

    The attorney general said that the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is focusing on extremist groups that are potentially behind the riots. The task force had previously been used to primarily counter Islamic terrorism.

    Barr also addressed the calls from left-wing activists and politicians to defund or abolish police departments, saying that “is the exact opposite direction” that needs to be taken to improve law enforcement. Calls to defund police departments took on a renewed impetus following Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody”

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  4. Remember this next time you hear Joe Biden or some other globalist talking about how China is everyone’s friend.

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/07/10/hong-kong-doctor-fled-u-s-describes-chinese-cover-coronavirus/

    “Fox News has an exclusive interview with Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a virologist from Hong Kong who says she was one of the first doctors in the world to begin investigating the coronavirus outbreak. Her investigation began on December 31, the day word of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan first appeared in Chinese media.

    Dr. Yan’s boss told her to look into it so she began asking questions from a network of doctor friends in China. Right away she learned from a member of the Chinese CDC that there was evidence of person-to-person transmission of the virus. This is something that China would officially deny was the case for several more weeks. Dr. Yan continued to investigate but by mid-January she said the tone had changed. Her friends in China were saying they couldn’t talk about it anymore. When Dr. Yan made a 2nd report to her bosses in Hong Kong, they told her to be very careful.

    She said she reported her findings to her supervisor again on Jan. 16 but that’s when he allegedly told her “to keep silent, and be careful.”

    “As he warned me before, ‘Don’t touch the red line,’” Yan said referring to the government. “We will get in trouble and we’ll be disappeared.”

    Dr. Yan decided to share her concerns with a Chinese blogger based in the U.S. That was published on January 19th but it was only in Chinese. Dr. Yan notes that within 4 hours there was a response from the Chinese government which suddenly announced there were 198 cases rather than 62. She says that was also when China admitted there was evidence of person-to-person transmission. Three days later, Wuhan was locked down.

    The blogger Dr. Yan had spoken to warned her that she might need to relocate to avoid trouble with Chinese authorities. She decided to fly to America but when her husband, who was also a doctor, found out, he was angry.

    Yan told Fox News she begged her husband to go with her, and says while her spouse, a reputable scientist himself, had initially been supportive of her research, he suddenly had a change of heart.

    “He was totally pissed off,” she said. “He blamed me, tried to ruin my confidence… He said they will kill all of us.’”

    Shocked and hurt, Yan made the decision to leave without him.

    Dr. Yan left the country on April 28. Her husband refused to go with her. When she got to customs in America, she told them she was there to tell the truth about China’s coronavirus response and spent time talking with the FBI. But she says that even before her plane had landed, police were sent to her hometown to harass her family.”

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  5. Good. Trump rights another wrong and spares another victim from becoming a political prisoner. All for having the nerve to support his friend, our president.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/trump-commutes-roger-stone-sentence/

    “Trump Commutes Roger Stone Sentence

    White House statement: “Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!””

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  6. Squashing their right to self defense when the mob returns.

    This is as un-American as it gets.

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  7. The un-American DA who violated their right to legal self defense is of course a Soros bought and paid for flunky. Nope, no colluding with foreigners here.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/missouri-couple-who-defended-home-have-rifle-seized-during-police-search-report

    “Missouri couple who defended home have rifle seized during police search: report
    There was no immediate indication the McCloskeys were arrested or charged with a crime”

    “Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who made headlines last month when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters.

    During the search, police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported, citing information from a source.

    The couple claimed the pistol that Patricia McCloskey held during the June confrontation was already in the possession of their attorney, the station reported.

    There was no immediate indication the McCloskeys were arrested or charged with a crime. The warrant applied only to a search for the guns, KSDK reported.

    On Monday, the McCloskeys appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” and disclosed that protesters had returned to their neighborhood July 3 – but the couple was alerted in advance and hired a private security company to protect their residence.”

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    Abuse of power.

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  8. What was the problem with Biden’s question about why women drop out of college? The clip only showed the question, not his theory about it.

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  9. Taxpayers of Minneapolis, thank the Democrats.

    After what they’ve seen and put up with, it shouldn’t be a hard case to make.

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/07/11/150-minneapolis-police-officers-file-ptsd-claims-prepare-leave-force/

    “More Than 150 Minneapolis Police Officers File PTSD Claims, Prepare To Leave The Force”

    “A lawyer who represents police officers has been contacted by more than 150 current officers who seek to file for disability benefits, a move taken before they leave the force. Most of the officers claim they are suffering from PTSD and that the stressful situation since the killing of George Floyd has become the last straw.

    “While law enforcement is a high-stress career, the last two months in Minneapolis have pushed many officers to their breaking point,” Meuser said…

    Among Meuser’s clients are officers who were inside the city’s 3rd Precinct police station, which was abandoned and subsequently burned during the May protests here. At least 13 officers were inside the building at the time, Meuser said, and some wrote what they thought were final texts to family members and loved ones fearing they would be killed. Ordered to stand down to protesters, some of the officers had fearfully counted their ammunition to make sure they would have a bullet for themselves to avoid being beaten to death, he said…

    The 150 officers represent about 20 percent of the Minneapolis Police Department’s force of approximately 800. Meuser warned Friday that the number of officers seeking to file disability claims is likely to grow based on the inquiries his office has received.

    The back story to all of this is that the Minneapolis City Council is working to “reimagine” the police force, a process that could take years to work out assuming the council can get its plan on the ballot and that it passes. Meanwhile, some neighborhoods have committed themselves to not calling police at all. The immediate result of all of this has been a surge in violence in the city:”

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    Again, thank Democrats.

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  10. And on’t look to federal dollars to bail you Democrats out of the mess you created. Because it’s not coming, nor should it.

    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/07/11/minnesota-governor-requested-disaster-relief-after-riots-trump-tells-him-to-go-jump-in-a-lake/

    “Trump Tells Minnesota Governor to Go Jump In a Lake, Denies Request for ‘Disaster’ Relief After Riots”

    “Some weeks ago, Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota made a request for federal disaster relief after hundreds of millions of dollars in destruction occurred in Minneapolis. That damage came at the hands of rioting and looting in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.”

    “Those cities burned because Walz and the local leadership refused to stop the carnage, even as people were injured and killed in the chaos. The President had urged Minnesota to deploy troops early on, something that wouldn’t happen until later, after the damage was already done. Instead of accepting Trump’s offering of active duty troops, Walz refused while Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey trashed the President’s urging to get tough and stop the anarchy.

    Now, these two figures want taxpayers from other states to help pay for their political cowardice and Trump has given them an answer that I’ll summarize – Go jump in a lake.”

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    Time to own it boys and girls.

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  12. A high school classmate now a prof at Covenant College in Georgia found this interesting;

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/white-evangelicals-gambled-and-lost/613999/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=books-briefing-newsletter&utm_content=20200710&silverid-ref=NTEyODQ2NTExNjM1S0&fbclid=IwAR2Q5p47cPXPca4w5xjq14FQ36pYTtNYXzhmjTh4smjoORCmXi9e1pvbmRo

    Its somewhat relates to the question of conservative judges. An other explanation for the conservative disappointment in their nominees is their needs have changed. In the past, conservatives wanted an orginalist interpretation of the constitution to avoid having rights read into the constitution. Now, they want a more activist judiciary to override precedent. Some of the conservative judges have switched gears but Roberts for example has not.

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  13. Instead of blaming China or Mexicans for the death of good paying blue collars jobs, perhaps Americans should look closer at home — the US prison system.

    https://returntonow.net/2016/06/13/prison-labor-is-the-new-american-slavery/?fbclid=IwAR1GBbgEpBpnZjhuG4qx4FMcRrSFVZ4U11tkIA7lcKR4TDM9wZ8QaGIDXL0

    Note: I’m not opposed to prison labour — prisoners growing their own food is a good idea and probably better for them than food service slop. However, when corporations dismissed unionized workforces and employ convicts for pennies an hour, there’s a problem. In some ways, this encouraged corporations to press the gov’t for higher incarceration rates, which in the US are ridiculously high.

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  14. Stone, Flynn, Barr, etc are the very definition of the Swamp. \

    An 18 second clip is hardly long enough to understand what Biden is saying.

    I don’t support disaster relief for rioting (I would think insurance cover most of it) but I’m amused how one tweet wants to make it a blue-red state debate and is happy tax dollars from every state won’t go to help Minneapolis. The whole point of a united states is to aid each other and work together. Plus, a majority of US tax receipts come from blue states. Washington DC contributes more than 20 states and doesn’t even get to vote.

    Police claiming PTSD — I’m glad they are able to admit their mental health needs. You don’t want police with PTSD on patrol. Too often police are not willing to admit they have mental health issues or personality disorders that prevent effective policing. With 20 percent claiming disability, this will give the police force an excellent opportunity to down size.

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  15. 18 seconds of Biden’s word salad are enough to show you the man is losing it. Disjointed sentences, words that don’t go together, same for phrases…. For crying out loud all of this while he reads from a teleprompter, with the words he’s supposed to say printed on it. Even then, he can’t pull it off.

    Democrats allowed it, and encouraged it. So now now they can pay to clean up their own mess.

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  16. Shut up hack.

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  17. Another hoax exposed.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/texas-am-police-say-student-was-leaving-racist-messages-on-his-own-car-following-investigation/

    “Texas A&M Police Say Student Left Racist Messages on His Own Car

    “He was the only person with enough time to place the notes on his car””

    “A black student at Texas A&M University claimed racist notes were being left on his car. Campus police launched an investigation and ultimately concluded the messages were being left by the student himself.

    We have seen numerous campus hoaxes like this one. What drives someone to do this?

    Andrew Mark Miller reports at the Washington Examiner:

    Campus police say racist notes found on college student’s car were put there himself

    The Texas A&M University Police Department says its investigation into a black student finding racist notes on his car windshield concluded that he put them there himself.

    Law enforcement officials at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, say that 21-year-old Isaih Martin, a senior at the school, called police on Wednesday afternoon to report handwritten notes places on his car with derogatory insults such as “All lives matter” and “You don’t belong here,” according to KBTX 3 News.

    Authorities say there wasn’t a camera nearby that clearly showed what took place, but they allege a nearby surveillance video camera shows Martin walking toward his vehicle and appearing to place “white specks” on the car and then taking pictures of them. Other people were seen near the car but only for brief periods of time consisting of a few seconds.

    The report states: “Martin immediately walks to the passenger side of his vehicle, but does not open any doors. Martin is seen toward the front of his vehicle. A brief white speck is seen from about mid-torso of Martin moving toward his vehicle. Another white speck is seen near his chest area. Martin is then seen stepping back and onto the sidewalk in front of his vehicle, most likely taking photos and videos. He then approaches his vehicle again on the passenger side and remains there for a few moments. He is then seen walking around the front of his vehicle. Martin then enters the driver’s door and drives away a few moments later. The total time spent at his vehicle is 1 minute, 15 seconds.”

    Police believe no one else would have had the time to place the notes there but Martin.”

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  18. For a minute there I thought you were describing 18 seconds of Trump — he can’t read from a teleprompter either (then again can he actually read?). Honestly, as a person I like Biden but the attraction of a Biden presidency is the people he will bring with him and the stability they will bring to the US. The Trump admin has been a revolving door with no real idea of what they are doing — this worked fine for the first three years but now when a challenge actually faced the admin, the results were a disaster.

    The picture of Trump I saw showed him wearing the mask improperly not covering the nose. You can imagine the comment section.

    Its true — healthy people don’t need to wear a mask. And as your tweet said, if the gov’t has a shortage of masks — its a waste of medical supplies. Then again if you have enough supplies, its a good idea for asymptomatic persons to wear masks. Given the 60K new cases a day, the US is experiencing, perhaps people should just assume they are infected and wear a mask.

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