Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) question Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein about “conflicts of interest” in the Special Counsel Investigation over so-called Trump/Russia collusion. An investigation that has gone so far from its intended purpose it’s not even mentioned any more.
Today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing was quite revealing as to the indifference of Mr. Rosenstein to obvious bias, and more, in Special Counsel Mueller’s sham investigation.
What in the world has to happen before AG Sessions gets involved? Aside from letting this show continue.
Was fortunate enough to see President Trump tonight in Pensacola, Florida. Was good to see that despite the freezing (for locals) weather, 12,000 of us filled the Pensacola Civic Center, or Bay Center as it is called today.
Just as on the campaign trail, President Trump was energetic and having fun, like everyone else there. This time, he not only spoke of what was in store for the coming months on important matters like tax cuts, health care, safe cities and neighborhoods, immigration and border security, draining the swamp and more, he started the night bringing us up to date with what he has accomplished in the first ten months of his administration. And it was a lot. Which begs the question, had it not been coming directly from him, do you think you would have learned about it from the news media?
Tonight’s event was billed as a campaign-style event, and that’s what it was. But it was so much more than that. Like most everything else Trump does, he is finally breaking the mold of Republicans governing by complacency.
As President George H.W. Bush found out, winning one election doesn’t mean you can win another by assuming everybody understands conservative principles.
It was President Clinton and later President Barack Obama who never stopped campaigning. Not one month of their collective sixteen years was a campaign ever over. President G. W. Bush followed his father and, never defended himself from constant attacks from his political opponents. You know, the ones whining about how divisive Republicans are.
Enter President Donald Trump. Along with everything else so non-establishment, Trump knows that to do what the American people elected him to do, he has to keep the people engaged and informed. Because he, you, and I know that the media certainly will not keep us informed. More like deformed.
I doubt there is anyone who knows the media like Trump. What motivates him is saving America as it was founded to be, and meeting the folks, the forgotten ones, working people pursuing the American Dream. And no better way to do that than to keep the campaign current and constant.
Trump’s support comes from the American people. People who like him fighting back, taking the fight to them and the failed policies of the Left. All while making the case for his policies and agenda that they and most Americans want and support.
So the next mind blower for the media, Democrats, the Swamp, and never-Trump Republicans is that Donald Trump is not leaving the campaign trail. Unlike Obama, the media did not make Trump. And hard as they try, the media can not break him or separate Trump’s supporters from him.
Flynn’s contact with the Russian diplomat was covering normal transition communications between an incoming administration and other administrations around the world. According to the FBI, the purpose was to find common ground on fighting ISIS. And this was after the election. Not before.
Like Martha Stewart, Flynn was charged with a process crime. He was not charged with anything to do with the purpose of the investigation. He was charged with lying, for giving conflicting accounts between what the FBI had him saying on wiretaps with a Russian diplomat, after the election, and his answers to questions about those conversations. Flynn was not charged with violation of the espionage act, which would have been the case if there was any there there to the claim that the Trump campaign made deals with “the Russians” to win the 2016 election. But he wasn’t.
The crime here is the “unmasking” of Flynn by the Obama administration in the first place. But that’s not the way the media will cover Flynn’s admission Friday.
The way the kids on The View see Flynn’s admission is demonstrative of just how sever Trump Derangement Syndrome is. To them, lying to the FBI about nothing related to the focus of the Trump/Russia collusion connection is, to Joy Behar, proof of a Trump/Russia collusion to beat Hillary Clinton at the 2016 election.
The election that was already over a month prior.
That the Left continues to criminalized political activity is a given. It’s part of their “resistance” designed to thwart everything the Trump administration wants to do.
For a glimpse of Trump Derangement Syndrome, just tune in to CNN or MSNBC for fifteen minutes. There you will find a panel discussion of how Trump is unhinged and out of control. They are as excited about how unfit and mentally deficient Trump is as Joy Behar is about Flynn’s admission. Then look at a press conference or news conference of Trump and see if you notice how unhinged and out-of-control he is. Between the two, it’s obvious that the insane ones are on the Left. Not in The White House.
Look what an avalanche of accusations, from 38 years ago, will get you? In Judge Roy Moore’s case, it will prompt Leader McConnell to say that, should Alabamians send him to the Senate, that he would expel him from the Senate.
Know what else it will get?
It will draw victims of sexual abuse, assault, and worse, out of the closet. And too many of them are in congress. Take Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). With real evidence, photographic evidence, and by his own admission, Franken committed sexual assault on a sleeping woman, and then some, based on her own statement.
For his part, senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is calling for an ethics investigation on Franken. Shouldn’t “leader” McConnell be on the floor of the senate now calling for the expulsion of Franken?
In McConnell’s world, it’s expulsion for accusations, and ethics inquiry for an admitted sexual assaulter.
Franken’s sudden fame as a sexual abuser is catching on, as victims with similar stories come out about other members of congress. Current members of congress.
First of all, don’t be fooled by the thought that an ethics committee investigation is something meaningful. It is not. They drag on for years, requires the victim to undergo sensitivity training to last 60 or 90 days, and in the end, do absolutely nothing. No representative, senator, or government employee has ever been sanctioned by an Ethics Committee investigation.
But it has cost taxpayers. Congress has a slush fund for paying off complainants in sexual misconduct of its members. They, I mean we, taxpayers, paid out $15 million to subsidize their bad behavior. And, because they think they are being pro-active, Speaker Paul Ryan and Leader McConnell are talking about new training on behaving normally. How to not treat women like meat or some such. That, and a hotline for victims to call.
Which brings me to a call for accountability. Based on all that is publicly known, it is clear that a culture of sexual abuse of power by politicians over women, and men, exists in Washington. What’s worse is, they have a way to sweep complaints under the rug. They call it an ethics investigation.
Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell should resign and hold special elections for their replacement. They have no moral basis to stay as leaders of their chamber. They are part of the problem.
On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, these first Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations, including their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in March 1776, under the command of Captain (later Major) Samuel Nicholas.
The founding of the Marines in November 1775 during the times of the Second Continental Congress was to shut down the Barbary Pirates of Northern Africa who were pirating merchant ships, stealing the cargo and killing the crews in the Mediterranean Sea. As the Marine anthem goes “From the Halls of Montezuma To the Shores of Tripoli…” They were formed to protect shipping from pirates at first. Then grew into a force that can protect our country at home and abroad.
Happy Birthday Marines Corps. God Bless you and your families for your service and sacrifices, keeping us safe, secure, and free.
This is corporate welfare run amok, and a gross misuse of American citizens’ tax money—something the government must treat with respect.
Know why tax reform, real tax reform like the FairTax is a loooong shot? It’s a long shot because it removes the means for corporate welfare from the pinheads in Washington. Too many pols there have lobbyists up their arse and campaign contributions in their pocket.
Absent the ‘tax hammer’ the current IRS code provides, politicians would simply be left with managing affairs in their districts and spending priorities instead of trying to figure out how to be a millionaire on a public salary.
Gaetz’s bill does not introduce the FairTax, but it is a good start to ending corporate welfare that the current codes provides. The NFL brought this fight on. And Matt Gaetz has the proper response.
It never occurred to me that a Commander-in-Chief would call the wife of a man who gave his last measure for his country, to insult her, her family, and all fallen soldiers. But according to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL24), that’s what happened.
Rep. Wilson has created her own version of “hands up don’t shoot.” Because like the hands up don’t shoot meme, Wilson’s account of the sympathy call President Trump made to Myeshia Johnson, wife of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, was not real either.
Turns out that Rep. Wilson is a family friend of Mrs. Johnson. Which is why she was with her and her two children when the president’s call came.
Rep. Wilson said on Wednesday . . .
“What he said was, ‘I guess he knew what he was signing up for but it still hurts.’ That’s how he said it.”
Creating a false narrative, then using it to attack a political party or person is not new for Democrats. It’s used all the time.
There’s this one used to attack Trump, who she always has despised and made no bones about it.
The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” story, debunked. Did not happen.
The “Russian Dossier, ” totally fabricated, was used to start an investigation to explain why Hillary lost, by collusion between Russia and Trump. (Haven’t found any Russians yet, but they’re still looking. And won’t end it for lack of evidence.)
But what good is lying to attack the opposition if you can’t lie to help yourself?
Benghazi Attack 9/11/2012, was a result of an internet video. A lie.
As told not just to you, but to the Gold Star parents beside their son’s casket. That lie was to save Barack Obama’s re-election bid, after campaigning by saying al-Qaeda is on the run. Had to be solidarity in the lie, so there was, by President Obama, Sec. of State Clinton, and Ambassador Rice, echoed by the media ad nauseum.
It remains to be seen in this case whether we are seeing another media/democrat meme that Trump doesn’t treat the military and widows with respect, or whether we’re just talking about the mental capacity of Rep. Frederica Wilson.
You know the experiment where you have 20 people who pass a message from one to the other, and how the message is different by the time it gets to the last person? In Wilson’s case, she can’t handle person #1.
In her quote above from the NYT, she quotes what, according to her, Trump said. Then followed by “That’s how he said it.” So which is it? Is that how he said it, or is that, in fact, what he said?
Given her hatred for Trump, and not a friend of veterans, chances are very good that’s what she heard, even though that’s not what he said.
Here she is today, pleased with how she has become a “rock star” since the call. That she would use that occasion like a campaign stop is disgusting.
If not wacky.
The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!
I don’t know about you, but seeing “news” reports about some person/group feeling uncomfortable and the expectation that government will “fix” it for you pisses me off.
Keeping well, as in not sick, is a priority of personal responsibility. Feeling “uncomfortable” is not an illness. It’s a state of mind. So if something makes you uncomfortable, deal with it on your own.
The Declaration of Independence lists three unalienable rights. They are the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. There is no guarantee of happiness. Nor is there a Constitutional protection to feel happy. It’s called personal responsibility. You are free to pursue it. How successful you are is totally up to you.
Despite what the media and Democrats in Washington will tell you, it’s not the job or responsibility of government to make sure that nobody feels uncomfortable. It is this destructive practice of identity politics that they use to gain two things, power and control. If they can convince you that you are a victim, and they are the solution, they are counting on getting your vote. The Constitution be dammed.
The only result of a growing and all-powerful government is less of all three. Less life, less liberty, and less chance to pursue happiness.
It’s long past time to close the “Russia Collusion” investigation.
When the FBI can find, within hours, that there was no ISIS involvement in the Las Vegas shooting, and after a year of looking for evidence of a Russia/Trump connection to ostensibly swing the 2016 election, and finding none, quit wasting government and FBI resources. Use them to keep us safe and secure instead of looking for an alternative excuse for why Hillary Clinton lost.
Then there’s this . . .
ISIS says it was one of their guys. FBI almost immediately says no way. Scary that we aren’t sure which one to believe #LasVagasShooting