14 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-10-20

  1. Georgia actually knew beforehand that Dominion machines were not secure and likely to have errors, yet they bought them anyway. Now we know why they won’t allow for a signature verification recount, or for anyone to audit the machines.

    Since this a federal election, the DOJ should seize all Dominion machines for review, and ban them from any future elections.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-years-long-court-battle-reveals-dominions-security-and-audit-flaws-weak-testing_3611494.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2020-12-10

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  2. Because they’re lapdogs.

    “Why Does Corporate Media Amplify John Brennan’s Neverending Lies?

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/09/why-does-corporate-media-amplify-john-brennans-neverending-lies/

    “Former Obama administration Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan lies. He doesn’t just lie in the sense of speaking hyperbolically, spinning events, or painting in shades of gray out of purported fealty to national security considerations. Brennan tells outright falsehoods, in venues from television studios to Congress, on matters of utmost importance.

    One must ask: Why does corporate media continue to give someone who has proved to be a uniquely deceptive character, whose most noteworthy activity since leaving government has been spewing invective against the president on Twitter, valuable airtime?

    Brennan Lies About Russiagate

    In his latest public display of dishonesty, Brennan took to “Fox News Sunday” to repeat untruths regarding the Obama administration’s actions regarding then-president-elect Donald Trump and Russia. According to Brennan, “There was no spying on Donald Trump’s campaign.” There was. Of the Steele dossier, Brennan said it “was not used in any way to undergird the judgments that came out of the intelligence community assessment about the Russian actions in the 2016 election.” It was.

    Brennan’s whoppers, however, are not limited to Russiagate. Brennan might have perjured himself when, in May 2017, as in his latest Fox hit, he delinked the Steele dossier from the intelligence community assessment in congressional testimony.

    In March 2014, Brennan lied to Congress when he denied allegations from then-Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein that CIA officials had hacked the computers of Senate Intelligence Committee staffers while they were assembling their report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. In June 2011, then-chief counterterrorism adviser Brennan lied when he denied that there had “been a single collateral death” as a consequence of the CIA’s drone program.

    As critics, particularly on the left, have chronicled, Brennan’s record of deceit is long. He also appears to have embellished details about the Osama bin Laden raid, shown himself to be hypocritical in leaking while denouncing the practice, and at best laughably politically correct in stating that the CIA does not “steal secrets. We uncover. We discover. We reveal. We obtain. We solicit — all of that.” If the CIA does not “steal secrets,” we might be in even more trouble as a nation than even the most pessimistic of us could have imagined.

    What Brennan has said about Trump, that he is “lying routinely to the American people without compunction, intentionally fueling divisions in our country and actively working to degrade the imperfect but critical institutions that serve us,” would seem to be in many ways the ultimate projection when one considers Brennan’s dishonesty, vitriol, and continued support of Russiagate.

    All of this is to say, Brennan has shown himself to be utterly lacking in credibility before even digging into the disastrous Obama administration record, Russiagate aside, and his support of its most dubious elements.

    The Media Doesn’t Care About the Truth
    So why should the former CIA director be presented as an authority figure worthy of opining on important matters? What value does his commentary provide viewers? Is it not irresponsible to give a platform to a guest who shows such little regard for the truth and effectively for the American people whose trust he so damaged while in government? Are we to believe members of corporate media are ignorant of this record, or do they just not care?

    Candor is apparently not a prerequisite for garnering media coverage and, in fact, might deter it. Employees of media outlets might believe that interviews with policymakers and ex-officials ought to be about reinforcing the biases of their viewers, rather than informing them by illuminating the truth.”

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  3. As previously mentioned, China owns Dominion Voting Machines. Here’s Kevin McCullough on the Eric Metaxas radio show:

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  4. This would be funny if it weren’t so sad. Harris has locked up more black men than Biden has ever met, yet suddenly she will now be their savior.

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  5. I call BS.

    They had no such compunctions about targeting Trump during an election though.

    Weird, right? 🙄

    3 words for ya’……

    Russia, Russia, Russia….

    Liars covering for Biden is what they are.

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  6. Another Dem beholden to the Chinese.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/12/09/ossoffs-ties-to-proccp-media-scrutinized-as-spy-infiltrates-top-dems-inner-circle-n2581323

    “Jon Ossoff Under Fire Amid Democrat Spy Scandal After Allegedly Hiding Ties to Pro-CCP Company”

    “After Axios reported on Tuesday that a Chinese spy had been romantically involved with Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is coming under fire after allegedly hiding his own ties to a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media company.

    Georgia GOP officials had filed a complaint accusing Ossoff of knowingly failing to disclose payments from a pro-CCP media company, PCCW Media Limited, in his May 2020 campaign financial disclosure. Ossoff amended the filing in July to reflect receiving the payments.

    The spy at the center of the Swalwell scandal, Fang Fang, reportedly worked for China by targeting up-and-coming politicians expected to make it big on the national stage. And Jon Ossoff certainly fits that mold, as conservative writer Erick Erickson points out.

    “Jon Ossoff rose to fame as an ‘up-and-coming local politician’ who ran in a special election in Georgia,” Erickson recalls. “He claimed he had an intelligence clearance and was in the know, having worked for members of Congress. Hollywood money flowed in and he became a media darling. Though Ossoff lost, he had so much money still in his coffers, the media constantly talked about his future.

    But then, Erickson notes a funny thing happened: “Ossoff started receiving money from an anti-democracy media company in China. The money flowed through Ossoff’s ‘documentary film’ company that supposedly made documentaries about government corruption.”

    The anti-democracy media company based in Hong Kong was stridently opposed to Hong Kong’s freedom movement and turned out to have strong ties to the CCP.

    “In fact, earlier this year, Ossoff refused to even disclose his financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and only after Republican Senator David Perdue kept raising the issue did Ossoff amend his financial filings,” notes Erickson.”

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  7. Only the hackiest of takes from the frauds at TDB.

    “Daily Beast: Isn’t It Odd That The Hunter Biden Money-Laundering Probe Went “Largely Unnoticed” Until Now?”

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/12/10/daily-beast-isnt-odd-hunter-biden-money-laundering-probe-went-largely-unnoticed-now/

    ““Largely unnoticed,” purposely ignored, or actively suppressed? The Daily Beast’s reporting team on Hunter Biden’s legal woes sound somewhat surprised that the FBI’s money-laundering probe didn’t get noticed before the election:

    The Justice Department’s announcement on Wednesday that it was investigating Hunter Biden, for what he deemed to be “tax affairs,” took root several years ago with a much broader inquiry that included possible money laundering, according to a report by CNN.

    That inquiry reportedly fizzled, leading instead to a probe on tax matters that is now being led by the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware. But evidence of the larger probe was apparent in the markings on a series of documents that were made public—but went largely unnoticed—in the days leading up to the November election, according to two individuals familiar with the matter.

    The word “unnoticed” is doing an awful lot of heavy lifting in this sentence. Not only did it get noticed, it got reported by Sinclair TV’s James Rosen a few days before the election. A large number of online outlets — mostly conservative — picked up on Rosen’s report about the FBI’s criminal probe of Hunter Biden, including us. Rosen reported that Tony Bobulinski had cooperated in the probe, and that its focus was money laundering:

    A U.S. Justice Department official has confirmed to Sinclair Broadcast Group that a 2019 FBI investigation into Hunter Biden, son of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, is still active.

    The 2019 criminal investigation looks into Hunter and his associates on allegations of money-laundering.

    Sinclair investigative reporter James Rosen spoke with a central witness in these allegations, who suggested that former vice president Joe Biden knew more than he has acknowledged about his son’s overseas dealings.

    That witness was Bobulinski, who went public about Hunter’s business dealings after the Biden campaign tried sloughing him off as a malcontent business partner. Rosen himself addressed this last night:”

    “This didn’t go “largely unnoticed.” It was widely noticed, everywhere except in the mainstream media. Why?”

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    Why? Because they’re hacks. They’re disgustingly biased frauds, the whole lot of the mainstream media. They lie, deceive, and omit to suit their candidates of choices. They’ve completely bastardized journalism into a laughing stock. They truley are the enemy of the people.

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  8. Chinese tools.

    “Hunter Biden Email Names Kamala Harris, Others as Key Contacts for ‘Joint Venture’ With China Energy Co.”

    https://pjmedia.com/election/bryan-preston/2020/10/22/bombshell-hunter-biden-email-names-sen-kamala-harris-others-as-key-contacts-for-joint-venture-with-china-belt-and-road-company-n1077890

    “The emails purported to be Hunter Biden’s on that abandoned laptop have been verified by one recipient. They’re real and they’re spectacularly damning, according to Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden.”

    “Another email begs for answers from Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. Fox News reports:

    A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden‘s current running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, among other prominent Democrats, Fox News has learned.

    An email exclusively obtained by Fox News, with the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and dated May 15, 2017, Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.”

    The email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son.

    Jim Biden is the Democratic nominee’s brother.

    It’s a shame the media won’t stir itself to cover this. Or, when they do, they’ll spin it faster than a NutriBullet.

    Because it looks for all the world like the whole Biden family trades on Joe’s long and mediocre career in politics, with Hunter as the tip of the lucrative spear.

    And they don’t care at all about who they trade with, including the communist oligarchy that rules China.”

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  9. With Chinese whores…..

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/12/10/the-democrats-are-in-bed-with-china-literally-n2581233

    “The most shocking thing about the recent news story that flatulent Russiagate hoaxer and American-nuking enthusiast Rep. Eric Swalwell was caught intertwined with a Chinese honey pot is…well, actually nothing about it is shocking. This is totally on-brand for the Dems and especially this particular clown. It’s not clear how far he got with this Democrat-diddling doxie, but the best case for Swalwell is that he was a fool who couldn’t see how unlikely it was for a DC 8 (and real world 5) to want anything to do with him other than as a mark. The worst case is that he eagerly betrayed his country for a roll in the rice with this Beijing bimbo.

    Either way, he’s a disgrace.

    But this singularly unaccomplished punch-line, this aspiring Beto without the hype or substance (Swalwell’s status as a furry is unknown, but I have my suspicions), is all too representative of his garbage party. The fact is that Red China is delighted by the opportunity to get back to business as usual with a Democrat administration – and in the case of a potential President Biden*, that’s literally business as usual. The garbage media didn’t think his crack-huffing, loser spawn being owned by Chinese intel –you think they don’t have tape of him living out his X-rated video of David Bowie’s 80s hit?– was significant enough to tell us about. But then, like the rest of the establishment, the media’s corporate owners are all wrapped up with the Chi-Coms. When’s the last time you saw Hollywood take a stand against the Chinese commies? That would be about the last time you saw Richard Gere on the big screen, since his career died when he did a movie pointing out their oppression of Tibet. Go look on Netflix or wherever – there’s plenty of stupid woke trash about how America sucks, but nobody talks about the big Red Panda in the room. The corporations know who their real boss is.

    And, as Tucker pointed out in a great monologue, the Establishment is all-in on catering to the commies. It is bought and paid for, owned and happy, and dedicated to selling you out. And a President Biden*, in the event he is inaugurated, will happily continue the fire sale of American physical, intellectual, and moral assets to the reds.

    This has happened before. The Roman elite was regularly bought off by rich foreigners, who showed up and found all the Senators with their grubby palms out and “Orfay Alesay” signs pinned to their togas. And we all know what happened to the Roman Republic. Well, actually a lot of us don’t because we went to public schools and our teachers were more focused on trying to get us to change genders than on such mundane things as “learning” and “teaching.” Bottom line – it did not end well.

    As Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds has observed, we used to export our values and now our terrible pseudo-elite seems intent on importing the Chinese communists’ values to replace the American ones that limit the ruling caste’s power. Have you noticed that our elite seems to want us less free, under tighter control, and without the ability to dissent? They have seen the future, and it looks like a Uighur labor camp filled with Americans toiling to make billionaires from New York and California even richer.

    No thanks, Eric.

    China is seeking to supplant America as the dominant superpower, and it is serious. We – at least our feckless and incompetent ruling caste – are not serious about maintaining America’s position in the world. The Chinese are building up their military, and I expect that they have a better than even chance of beating us in a fight in the Western Pacific today. They will certainly overtake us in the near-term. They will also overtake us economically, particularly if we both ship them all our intellectual property, outsource all our manufacturing, and cut our own throats by eliminating our ability to generate energy as some sort of bizarre sacrifice to the pagan weather gods worshipped by the swells in Marin County and Manhattan.

    What do we need to do? As a society, we must recognize that Red China is our enemy, and reject the idiocy of allowing Peking’s puppies to characterize every accurate assessment of the Chi-Com threat as “racism” – what’s our ally Taiwan, chopped liver? We need to assess, target, and eliminate the Chinese intelligence operations designed to infiltrate our military, our industry, our academia, and our political class. The first step to that is to stop denying the threat is real. The second is to send the “students,” “academics,” and other infiltrators home – and to ruthlessly root out the people they have corrupted and enlisted as agents here. Sure, it may cramp Swalwell’s style worse than a double dose of Beano, but we’re willing to sacrifice his and his lonely pals’ hot honeypot action for the sake of keeping America free.”

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  10. He’s a perfect fit, for a Dem administration…..

    “Biden Pentagon Pick Suppressed ISIS Intel, According to Congressional Probes
    Ex-Gen. Austin faced bipartisan criticism after CENTCOM downplayed ISIS threat

    https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/biden-pentagon-pick-suppressed-isis-intel-according-to-congressional-probes/

    “Joe Biden’s Pentagon pick, retired Army general Lloyd Austin, faced bipartisan criticism in 2016 for manipulating intelligence to downplay the threat of ISIS.

    Two congressional probes—one by Republicans and another by Democrats—separately concluded that the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) suppressed intelligence briefings to paint a more optimistic picture of the fight against ISIS under Austin’s leadership.

    The Democratic investigation, led by Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), concluded that new rules set up under Austin’s command were “insufficiently accommodating of dissent” and “did produce more optimistic assessments of [Iraqi Security Force] strength relative to [ISIS’s].” The Republican report found that, according to an internal agency survey, 40 percent of CENTCOM intelligence analysts testified that “they had experienced an attempt to distort or suppress intelligence in the past year.”

    Austin, CENTCOM commander from 2013 to 2016 and Biden’s pick for defense secretary, publicly claimed that the Obama administration was making “significant progress” against ISIS in fall 2014—just when the terrorist organization was reaching its largest territorial extent. Austin also told Congress that ISIS “is losing this fight” in March 2015, two months before terrorists captured Ramadi, a key city just miles from Baghdad.

    The Department of Defense inspector general ultimately cleared CENTCOM commanders of politicizing the battle against ISIS, but its 2017 report noted, according to witnesses, Austin had pushed his subordinates to paint a rosy picture of the situation. The witness accounts are consistent with contemporary news accounts, which found that CENTCOM officials regularly altered language in intelligence reports.

    “Several witnesses asserted that GEN Austin did not like to receive bad news from his staff regarding USCENTCOM’s counter-[ISIS] campaign,” the report read. “These witnesses believed that GEN Austin was the source of pressure to present a rosier picture of the effects of USCENTCOM’s operations against [ISIS].”

    Biden has made Austin’s role in the fight against ISIS a central argument for his confirmation.

    “Above all, I chose Lloyd Austin as my nominee for secretary of defense because I know how he reacts under pressure,” the president-elect wrote in a Tuesday op-ed. “He designed and executed the campaign that ultimately beat back ISIS.”

    The general’s anti-ISIS track record is spottier than Biden lets on. Under Austin, the United States’ Middle-Eastern command shook up its intelligence-gathering operations—changes that hindered the fight against ISIS. According to the three probes (the two by Congress and one by the inspector general), analysts said those reforms at best slowed down intelligence processing and at worst introduced political interference into their assessments.

    The probes started in the aftermath of a 2015 whistleblower complaint that accused CENTCOM of manipulating its assessments to paint an unduly positive picture of the situation.

    The Republican investigation concluded that CENTCOM’s leadership environment “deteriorated significantly” after Austin took over in 2013. Dozens of analysts viewed the leadership as “toxic,” according to an internal survey. The survey also found widespread dissatisfaction with leadership’s decision to introduce additional bureaucracy into the intelligence-production process, which analysts said led to delays and opportunities for distortion.

    “These [intelligence] products also consistently described U.S. actions in a more positive light than other assessments from the IC and were typically more optimistic than actual events warranted,” the report read.

    Democratic investigators said that the new rules imposed under Austin “created an overly insular process for producing intelligence assessments” that tanked morale, delayed intelligence production, and failed to accommodate dissent.”

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  11. QUICK!

    Get the aloe.

    ‘Cuz Swalwell the traitor just got burned…..

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