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IN ITS INSANE ENTIRETY: The Nazi-esque Green New Deal Posted by @AOC and Then Rapidly Pulled Down

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 22:52
Below is the fact sheet and FAQ posted on February 7, 2019 by @AOC and then rapidly pulled down after a firestorm of mockery, derision and reminders of its similarity to the stated goals of the Nazi and Communist Parties. Be aware there is a massive disinformation campaign attempting to claim that a GOP operative wrote the document and falsely attributed it to the totalitarian Marxist kook from New York. That assertion was hastily disproven. Here is AOC's document in all of its insane, fascist totalitarianism.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Overview

We will begin work immediately on Green New Deal bills to put the nuts and bolts on the plan described in this resolution (important to say so someone else can’t claim this mantle).

This is a massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline.

The Green New Deal resolution a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all. It will:

§ Move America to 100% clean and renewable energy

§ Create millions of family supporting-wage, union jobs

§ Ensure a just transition for all communities and workers to ensure economic security for people and communities that have historically relied on fossil fuel industries

§ Ensure justice and equity for frontline communities by prioritizing investment, training, climate and community resiliency, economic and environmental benefits in these communities. § Build on FDR’s second bill of rights by guaranteeing:

· A job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security

· High-quality education, including higher education and trade schools

· Clean air and water and access to nature

· Healthy food

· High-quality health care

· Safe, affordable, adequate housing

· Economic environment free of monopolies

· Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work

There is no time to waste.

o IPCC Report said global emissions must be cut by by 40-60% by 2030. US is 20% of total emissions. We must get to 0 by 2030 and lead the world in a global Green New Deal.

Americans love a challenge. This is our moonshot.

o When JFK said we’d go to the by the end of the decade, people said impossible.

o If Eisenhower wanted to build the interstate highway system today, people would ask how we’d pay for it. o When FDR called on America to build 185,000 planes to fight World War 2, every business leader, CEO, and general laughed at him. At the time, the U.S. had produced 3,000 planes in the last year. By the end of the war, we produced 300,000 planes. That’s what we are capable of if we have real leadership

This is massive investment in our economy and society, not expenditure.

o We invested 40-50% of GDP into our economy during World War 2 and created the greatest middle class the US has seen.

o The interstate highway system has returned more than $6 in economic productivity for every $1 it cost

o This is massively expanding existing and building new industries at a rapid pace – growing our economy

The Green New Deal has momentum.

o 92 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans support the Green New Deal

o Nearly every major Democratic Presidential contender say they back the Green New deal including: Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Jeff Merkeley, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Jay Inslee.

o 45 House Reps and 330+ groups backed the original resolution for a select committee

o Over 300 local and state politicians have called for a federal Green New Deal

o New Resolution has 20 co-sponsors, about 30 groups (numbers will change by Thursday).

FAQ

Why 100% clean and renewable and not just 100% renewable? Are you saying we won’t transition off fossil fuels?

Yes, we are calling for a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. Anyone who has read the resolution sees that we spell this out through a plan that calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy. Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically. We do this through a huge mobilization to create the renewable energy economy as fast as possible. We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.

Is nuclear a part of this?

A Green New Deal is a massive investment in renewable energy production and would not include creating new nuclear plants. It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible. No one has put the full 10-year plan together yet, and if it is possible to get to fully 100% renewable in 10 years, we will do that.

Does this include a carbon tax?

The Green New Deal is a massive investment in the production of renewable energy industries and infrastructure. We cannot simply tax gas and expect workers to figure out another way to get to work unless we’ve first created a better, more affordable option. So we’re not ruling a carbon tax out, but a carbon tax would be a tiny part of a Green New Deal in the face of the gigantic expansion of our productive economy and would have to be preceded by first creating the solutions necessary so that workers and working class communities are not affected. While a carbon tax may be a part of the Green New Deal, it misses the point and would be off the table unless we create the clean, affordable options first.

Does this include cap and trade?

The Green New Deal is about creating the renewable energy economy through a massive investment in our society and economy. Cap and trade assumes the existing market will solve this problem for us, and that’s simply not true. While cap and trade may be a tiny part of the larger Green New Deal plan to mobilize our economy, any cap and trade legislation will pale in comparison to the size of the mobilization and must recognize that existing legislation can incentivize companies to create toxic hotspots in frontline communities, so anything here must ensure that frontline communities are prioritized.

Does a GND ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure or nuclear power plants?

The Green New Deal makes new fossil fuel infrastructure or nuclear plants unnecessary. This is a massive mobilization of all our resources into renewable energies. It would simply not make sense to build new fossil fuel infrastructure because we will be creating a plan to reorient our entire economy to work off renewable energy. Simply banning fossil fuels and nuclear plants immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically.

Are you for CCUS [Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage]?

We believe the right way to capture carbon is to plant trees and restore our natural ecosystems. CCUS technology to date has not proven effective. How will you pay for it? The same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs. The same way we paid for World War II and all our current wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit. There is also space for the government to take an equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.

Why do we need a sweeping Green New Deal investment program? Why can’t we just rely on regulations and taxes and the private sector to invest alone such as a carbon tax or a ban on fossil fuels?

· The level of investment required is massive. Even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.

· The speed of investment required will be massive. Even if all the billionaires and companies could make the investments required, they would not be able to pull together a coordinated response in the narrow window of time required to jump-start major new projects and major new economic sectors. Also, private companies are wary of making massive investments in unproven research and technologies; the government, however, has the time horizon to be able to patiently make investments in new tech and R&D, without necessarily having a commercial outcome or application in mind at the time the investment is made. Major examples of government investments in “new” tech that subsequently spurred a boom in the private section include DARPA projects, the creation of the internet - and, perhaps most recently, the government’s investment in Tesla.

· Simply put, we don’t need to just stop doing some things we are doing (like using fossil fuels for energy needs); we also need to start doing new things (like overhauling whole industries or retrofitting all buildings to be energy efficient). Starting to do new things requires some upfront investment. In the same way that a company that is trying to change how it does business may need to make big upfront capital investments today in order to reap future benefits (for e.g., building a new factory to increase production or buying new hardware and software to totally modernize its IT system), a country that is trying to change how its economy works will need to make big investments today to jump-start and develop new projects and sectors to power the new economy.

· Merely incentivizing the private sector doesn’t work - e.g. the tax incentives and subsidies given to wind and solar projects have been a valuable spur to growth in the US renewables industry but, even with such investment promotion subsidies, the present level of such projects is simply inadequate to transition to a fully greenhouse gas neutral economy as quickly as needed.

· Once again, we’re not saying that there isn’t a role for private sector investments; we’re just saying that the level of investment required will need every actor to pitch in and that the government is best placed to be the prime driver.

Resolution Summary

Created in consultation with multiple groups from environmental community, environmental justice community, and labor community. 5 goals in 10 years:

o Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers o Create millions of high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all

o Invest in infrastructure and industry to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century o Clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all

o Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities

National mobilization our economy through 14 infrastructure and industrial projects. Every project strives to remove greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from every sector of our economy:

o Build infrastructure to create resiliency against climate change-related disasters

o Repair and upgrade U.S. infrastructure. ASCE estimates this is $4.6 trillion at minimum.

o Meet 100% of power demand through clean and renewable energy sources

o Build energy-efficient, distributed smart grids and ensure affordable access to electricity

o Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency

o Massively expand clean manufacturing (like solar panel factories, wind turbine factories, battery and storage manufacturing, energy efficient manufacturing components) and remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing

o Work with farmers and ranchers to create a sustainable, pollution and greenhouse gas free, food system that ensures universal access to healthy food and expands independent family farming

o Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle

o Mitigate long-term health effects of climate change and pollution

o Remove greenhouse gases from our atmosphere and pollution through afforestation, preservation, and other methods of restoring our natural ecosystems

o Restore all our damaged and threatened ecosystems

o Clean up all the existing hazardous waste sites and abandoned sites

o Identify new emission sources and create solutions to eliminate those emissions

o Make the US the leader in addressing climate change and share our technology, expertise and products with the rest of the world to bring about a global Green New Deal

Social and economic justice and security through 15 requirements:

o Massive federal investments and assistance to organizations and businesses participating in the green new deal and ensuring the public gets a return on that investment

o Ensure the environmental and social costs of emissions are taken into account

o Provide job training and education to all

o Invest in R&D of new clean and renewable energy technologies

o Doing direct investments in frontline and deindustrialized communities that would otherwise be hurt by the transition to prioritize economic benefits there

o Use democratic and participatory processes led by frontline and vulnerable communities to implement GND projects locally

o Ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local

o Guarantee a job with family-sustaining wages

o Protect right of all workers to unionize and organize

o Strengthen and enforce labor, workplace health and safety, antidiscrimination, and wage and hour standards

o Enact and enforce trade rules to stop the transfer of jobs and pollution overseas and grow domestic manufacturing

o Ensure public lands, waters, and oceans are protected and eminent domain is not abused

o Obtain free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples

o Ensure an economic environment free of monopolies and unfair competition

o Provide high-quality health care, housing, economic security, and clean air, clean water, healthy food, and nature to all

END

Larwyn's Linx: Adam Schiff, Glenn Simpson and their Forrest Gump-like encounter in Aspen

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 13:28
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Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives.
Adam Schiff, Glenn Simpson and their Forrest Gump-like encounter in Aspen: John Solomon
Collusion? Adam Schiff Met with Fusion GPS Founder Simpson Last July: Debra Heine
Jim Jordan Questions AAG Whitaker on Rosenstein Scope Memo to Robert Mueller: CTH

Democrats Are Showing Us All Who They Really Are–Let’s Believe Them: Brian Cates
Chief Justice Kennedy Roberts Does it Again: Mike Ford
Schiff Is ‘Interested in Undoing the 2016 Election Results,’ Says Trey Gowdy: Wayne Dupree

Flashback: Verified White Racist Receives 90% Of The Black Vote.: Jake Wagner
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Tells Staff He is Staying for the Duration: CTH
VA State Delegate To File Articles Of Impeachment Against Fairfax: Mike Prest

Dem AOCommie Falsely Claims to be Native American: Daniel Greenfield
Dem Nadler: 'We Mean Business' on Gun Control; 'It's Not About Mental Health': CNS
Yale editor advocates students act as a 'Stasi' to monitor white males: Monica Showalter

Economy

Cost of 'Green New Deal' would dwarf everything in U.S. history: Philip Klein
What if the Deep State wins? Survival in a Post-Trump Socialist Police State: Tim Gamble
All it took was 12 hours for AOCommie to change her tune on Green New Deal: Vivek Saxena

Scandal Central

Jeff Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald
Schiff must recuse himself from Russia probe now that he's been caught secretly meeting with Fusion GPS: AT
Virginia Madness Continues: Black Caucus Demands That Lt. Gov. Fairfax Resign…: CTH

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Green With... Laughter?: JOM
Democrats will regulate cow farts: Don Surber
Top 2020 Democrats co-sponsor Ocasio-Cortez’s bonkers Green New Deal plan: Chris Pandolfo

Media

The Richest Man in The World Took Photographs of His Penis… Then Things Get Weird: CTH
Ocasio-Cortez Flip-Flops On ‘Massive Gov’t Intervention,’ Gaffe-Plagued Plan Taken Offline: Shifra @ Tammy
MSM/Social Media Are Trying to Destroy Candace Owens Today: S. Noble

World

The Obama Effect: Sec. Pompeo's remarks on Hezbollah in Venezuela: Heshmat Alavi
Thanks, Obama: Yup, Iran/Hezbollah Really Is In Venezuela: NoisyRoom
Why Palestinians Oppose an Anti-Iran Coalition: Khaled Abu Toameh

EU: Going Full Orwell: Judith Bergman
What’s the Matter with Sweden?: Hugh Fitzgerald
Protester has hand ripped off during Yellow Vest march in Paris: RT

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Is This Concept Art Of A Mysterious Space Launch Mothership A Missing Link In Area 51's Past?: TheDrive
Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech: ScienceDaily
Scientists connect a human brain and 'rat cyborg' brain together: Jackson Ryan

Cornucopia

Meet Dr. Economics. She’s Not a Real Doctor: MOTUS
AOTW 2-8-2019: GOC
Jeff Bezos Blames Trump for Enquirer Allegedly Threatening to Publish ‘Intimate Photos’: Charlie Nash

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QOTD:

Today was a good day. If Whitaker got the OK to roll out publicly the info that Huber's team of US Attorneys has been investigating the Carter Page/Steele Dossier FISA warrant stuff, that means we're almost at 'go' stage.

— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) February 9, 2019

Larwyn's Linx: Proof of Collusion Surfaces... About Adam Schiff Meeting With Fusion GPS

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:06
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Vintage MAGA T-Shirt
Proof of Collusion Surfaces... About Adam Schiff Meeting With Fusion GPS: CTH
Senator Sasse Vs. Congressman Schiff?: NoisyRm
Adam Schiff defends intelligence hires as president fumes: Caitlin Yilek

AOCommie: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Natives': Cameron Cawthorne
In AOCommie’s District, MS-13 Kills While She Calls To Disband ICE: David Marcus
Kommunala Harris is a Damn Liar: BattleSwarm

Trump’s Wall and a Plan to Stop Cartels at the Border: Bill Thomas
Trump’s Three Tests: Matthew Continetti
Matthew Whitaker set to testify after clash with Democrats over subpoena threat: Caitlin Yilek

Hacked Documents From Pelosi’s Laptop Links Her to Benghazi Scandal: James Ledbetter
'Dearbornistan' Mayor Suppresses Free Speech: Joseph Klein
Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall: Daniel Greenfield

Economy

When did driving become a problem that needs to be solved?: Tim Jackson
Canadians Discovering ‘America First’ Consequences Within USMCA: CTH
Democrats unleash Labor watchdog on Trump rule-making: Sean Higgins

Scandal Central

Nellie Ohr’s Revelation Of Dossier’s Ukrainian Source Connects The Dots From DNC To Mueller: J.E. Dyer
Yikes: Dramatic Footage Shows Heavily Armed Agents Arresting Roger Stone: CTH
Huh: Despite Being Shot, Dems Blocked Steve Scalise From Testifying on Gun Violence: Katie Pavlich

Pelosi: Virginia's Racist Democrat Scandals Don’t Damage Party’s National Brand: Andrew Kugle
Vanessa Tyson could spell doom for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax: Steven Nelson
The Timeline of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Controversy: David Rutz

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’: David Rutz
AOCommie Reveals Ridiculous “Green New Deal” – Immediately Backfires: CTH
Nancy Pelosi Slights Green New Deal: 'Green Dream or Whatever': Joshua Caplan

Media

Bezos: National Enquirer tried to blackmail me with explicit photos: Exam
Former NYT Executive Editor Denies Plagiarism Accusations: Jeffrey Cimmino
American Jews Thank Trump in Full Page New York Times Ad: Adam Kredo

Photo of Joy Behar Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces: Ben Kew
Mark Levin: SOTU ‘Speech Trump Gave Was the Finest Speech Since Ronald Reagan’: CNS
Levin: Trump’s SOTU was ‘outstanding’ and that’s why ‘the media have gone nuts’: Chris Pandolfo

World

Southcom Says Venezuelan Military ‘Center of Gravity’ in Crisis: Bill Gertz
Brussels is terrified of Brexit being a success – no wonder they’re threatening hellfire: Fraser Nelson
Russia demands US destroy Tomahawk missile launchpads and drones: AMN

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse: Gizmodo
Earth's north magnetic pole sprints toward Siberia: David Szondy
Spooky New Photos Show the Alien Creatures of the Deep Ocean: Ryan F. Mandelbaum

Cornucopia

The Moral Idiocy of Our Times: Bruce Thornton
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Enjoy Global Warming: MOTUS
Jewish Model Harassed After Coming Out As Trump Supporter: Brent Scher

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QOTD: "‘We’re nuts!’ isn’t a great pitch for a Green New Deal." --Megan McArdle

Larwyn's Linx: Making MAGA Great

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:26
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The FBI has, for decades, sold an image of itself as efficient, professional, unbiased, and untouchable by corruption. That portrait is a sham.
Making MAGA Great: Don Surber
The Art of the SOTU: Sebastian Gorka
Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker’s Communist Connections: NoisyRm

Shiff and the Resistance: HPSCI Chair Grandstands on Transcripts and Cohen: CTH
It’s time for ingrates to go: Michelle Malkin
Pelosi-backed gun bill would easily put you in jail: MadMedic

Accuser: VA Lt. Gov. Fairfax 'Forced Me to Perform Oral Sex on Him’: Nic Rowan
Seriously – Virginia Attorney General States He Too Wore Blackface in College: CTH
Warren Calling Herself Native American on Bar Form ‘Potentially Fatal’ for 2020: WFB

Trump's State of the Union changed history on Tuesday night: Newt Gingrich
Bunch of Women Dressed in White: Instapundit
On the nomination of Neomi Rao to the DC Circuit: Steven J. Duffield

Economy

Venezuelan socialism victims send message to American socialists: Cabot Phillips
Billions in TSA 9/11 Security Fees Diverted by Congress for Other Causes: JW
Tlaib: ‘The Library and the Post Office Is Socialism’: David Rutz

Scandal Central

Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told: John Solomon
Mueller deputy briefed on anti-Trump dossier research months before 2016 election: testimony: Catherine Herridge
GOP leader joins Trump in calling for end to Dem investigations: TheHill

Media

The 9 Worst ‘Fact Checks’ of SOTU: Media ’Pros’ Split Hairs to Own Trump: John Nolte
Obama blew it. CNN blames Trump: Don Surber
NYT Stealth Edits 'Dark Makeup' Headline on Mark Herring Blackface Scandal: Joshua Caplan

World

President Trump’s Strategic Statement Toward Beijing and Pyongyang: CTH
How the Clintons Made Money from Huawei: Dick Morris
Islamization of Norway: Police Surrender, Sharia Prosecutions Begin: Lars Thorsen

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

'Magic Mushrooms' May Soon Be Decriminalised in Parts of The US: Carly Cassella
INSTAGRAM Suppresses Warren's Document with 'American Indian' Race Claim: Lucas Nolan
Hack of billion-dollar Norwegian firm is tied to Chinese espionage group APT10: Sean Lyngass

Cornucopia

A Resistance Perspective – The State of Our Union…: CTH
Michael Moore Compares Dem Congresswomen to Game of Thrones' 'Army of Death': Justin Caruso
Covington lawyer notifies over 50 major celebrities and big media — Here’s the full list!: Scoop

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QOTD:

BREAKING: @ewarren could not say for sure if there are more documents that list her as Native American pic.twitter.com/Slyy9DYJ9X

— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) February 6, 2019

Larwyn's Linx: Donald Trump chooses greatness — and so should we

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:24
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They should have read his book. Long before he was president, Donald Trump described his path to victory.
Donald Trump chooses greatness — and so should we: Roger Kimball
With pitch for unity, Trump urges both parties to 'choose greatness': Melissa Quinn
President Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech Transcript: CTH

Uh Oh – Elizabeth Warren registered with Texas State Bar as "American Indian": LI
The Case of Ralph Northam: AmSpec
Northam mulls leaving Democrat Party to hold onto governor's seat: Katelyn Caralle

Mayor Corey "Spartacus" Booker flops again: Paul Mirengoff
The Kavanaughing of Neomi Rao: Jeremy Carl
AAG Whitaker and DHS Secretary Nielsen Present 2018 Election Report: CTH

McConnell Announces He's “Especially Proud” of Legislation Rebuking POTUS: CTH
Senator Rand Paul Calls Out Mitch McConnell for Undermining President Trump: CTH
CBS SOTU Poll: 72% of Viewers Support President Trump Ideas on Immigration: CTH

Economy

Dems Deny Economic Boom: Betsy McCaughey
Trump to Ocasio-Cortez: 'America will never be a socialist country': Joel Gehrke
The Ugly Secret of Woke Capitalism: KausFiles

Scandal Central

Another I.G. Investigation Outlines FBI Corruption – Another DOJ “Declined Prosecution”: CTH
Deep State Driven Nuts: Trump Still Standing: EIB
Muslim Community Patrol working in NYPD-like cars, wearing NYPD-style uniforms: Geller

Media

Obama blew it. CNN blames Trump: Don Surber
Levin: The media doesn’t understand freedom of the press: Jordan Schachtel
President Trump’s State Of The Union Was A Grand Slam: Kim Guilfoyle

Sounds Like This Atlantic Writer Wanted the President Assassinated During the SOTU: Erick Erickson
Watch Bernie Sanders’ Red, Frowning Face as Trump Slams Socialism During SOTU: Joe Setyon
Trump’s bizarrely brilliant State of the Union speech: John Podhoretz

World

With a nuclear warning shot at Russia, France proves commitment to U.S. and NATO: Tom Rogan
Trump warns China, Russia: US would win nuclear arms race: Joel Gehrke
Trump announces 2nd summit with Kim Jong Un is Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam: Laura Widener

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why Captchas Have Gotten So Difficult: The Verge
Check out who’s helping Boeing build the next Air Force training jet: Valerie Insinna
Women love mobile games and brand advertisers should play along: Christy Wong-Taylor

Cornucopia

Super Bowl Post-Mortem by a Former Fan Who No Longer Cares: Dov Fischer
Congress serenades synagogue shooting survivor with 'Happy Birthday': Katelyn Caralle
Saving Our Bacon: MOTUS

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QOTD: "In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall — but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built.

This is a smart, strategic, see-through steel barrier — not just a simple concrete wall. It will be deployed in the areas identified by the border agents as having the greatest need, and these agents will tell you: where walls go up, illegal crossings go way, way down." --President Donald J. Trump

Larwyn's Linx: State of the Union to offer grand showcase for Trump border wall pitch

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:05
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The FBI has, for decades, sold an image of itself as efficient, professional, unbiased, and untouchable by corruption. That portrait is a sham.
State of the Union to offer grand showcase for Trump border wall pitch: Steven Nelson
AOC, Warren, other 2020 Dems: we need to confiscate welath: Karol Markowicz
FL Democrat Proposes Bill to Ban Lending or Sharing of Firearms: Marion Hammer

Far-Left Democrats Are Normalizing Anti-Semitism In Democratic Party: Ryan Saavedra
Beware Senator Mitch McConnell…: CTH
McConnell Fires Trump Impeachment Warning with Senate Demand for Endless War: CTH

Hitler's Rise to Power: Eerie Echoes: Bill Federer
New Video Shows the Crisis At the Border That Chuck and Nancy Want Us To Ignore: RSW
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar: Terrorist Attacks Are Our Fault!: John Hinderaker

GOP hosts classified briefing on border in push to get a deal on the wall: Susan Ferrechio
Newark Mayor Cory Booker Won’t Say How Much Medicare for All Will Cost: David Rutz
Russian-born Lobbyist at Trump Tower Meeting Paid by... Fusion GPS?: Jeff Carlson

Economy

The next recession will sweep the Socialists into power: Simon Black
American Debt: Up, Up, and Away: Johnny Kampis

Scandal Central

Report: Mueller Hitman Andrew Weissmann Alerted CNN to Stone Arrest: CTH
WaPo rebuts Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax denial of sexual-assault claim, offers graphic details: Fox
Dem Gov. Bullock Apologizes for Hiding Aide’s Harassment: Mikhael Smits

Fairfax suggests Gov. Northam could be behind leaked sexual assault allegation: Gregg Re
Fusion GPS? Lobbyist At Trump Tower Meeting Received $500K In Suspicious Payments: ButtsFeed
Trump inauguration committee subpoenaed for financial documents: Ben Feuerherd

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Polar Vortex Highlights the Insanity of Electric Cars: AutoNews
Exactly What Is “The Green New Deal?": Jonh Perazzo
Head of major environmental group resigns after two years of fighting Trump: John Siciliano

Media

CNN State of the Union Promo: ‘President Trump in Nancy Pelosi’s House’: David Rutz
Trump family invites 6th grader 'bullied' for being named Joshua Trump to State of the Union: Diana Stancy Correll
Jim Carrey, Your Hatred Won’t Solve a Thing: Daryl Austin

World

Congress’s Vote To Keep War In Afghanistan Sells Out American Soldiers: Jesse Kelly
Walls Make Good Neighbors — Ask South Korea: Larry Alex Taunton
Why are the police stopping a 74-year-old tweeting about transgenderism?: James Kirkup

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

F-15X Will Come In Two Variants, And No, It Won't Cost $100M Per Copy: Tyler Rogoway
Mapping the brain at high resolution: Anne Trafton
Why no one really quits Google or Facebook: Danny Crichton

Cornucopia

JMW Turner, Fort Vimieux, 1831: Woodpile Report
Saquon, Franco star in NFL 100 Gala Super Bowl commercial: Mark Brennan
Gavin McInnes Sues SPLC for Defamation: Breitbart

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QOTD:

By now, Robert Mueller has to be feeling silly he ever took on this case. He gathered from Comey and McCabe and Strzok and Steele and Brennan that he had a big juicy espionage case. They misled him. All he has is peccadillos, reputational embarrassment, and a massive headache

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 1, 2019

Larwyn's Linx: The Trump Effect

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:06
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#SPYGATE, by Dan Bongino: The greatest scandal in American history exposed for all to see. Read this book!
The Trump Effect: Robert Curry
The Northam and Kavanaugh Controversies... and Long-Past Misbehavior: Eugene Volokh
A Republic, Not a Giant H.R. Department: Ben Boychuk

Before Northam, Democrats Didn’t Just Dress Up as Klansmen: Daniel J. Flynn
Punxsutawney Phil Says Six More Weeks of Northam: BattleSwarm
Why Democrats Will Oust Gov. Northam: Steven Hayward

Sunday Talks: Jim Jordan Part 1: The Fraudulent Border Security Negotiations: CTH
Sunday Talks: Jim Jordan Part 2: Mueller Report, the Ohrs, and FBI/DOJ Corruption: CTH
Howard Schultz's pollsters a bad omen for Democrats worried about a spoiler: Naomi Lim

Pentagon Sending Additional 3,750 U.S. Troops to Secure Southern Border: CTH
President Trump Superbowl Sunday Interview With CBS Margaret Brennan: CTH
Sherrod Brown Chides Dems Over Medicare for All: Haris Alic

Economy

A Little Granular Discussion on an Important Economic Sector: CTH
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Trump’s Feud With Intelligence: Jed Babbin
Bruce Ohr Met With Steele, Simpson 13 Times, Then Briefed Comey: S. Noble
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Climate, Energy & Regulations

A Winter Tale of Snow to Remember and Sun Long Ago: Great Recession

Media

Racist photo tip came from ex-classmate angry with Northam's abortion comments: Daniel Chaitin
Northam affair shows why we need term limits for political reporters: John Ruberry
Covington Teen's Lawyer Releases Brutal Video Showcasing Lies of Nathan Phillips and MSM: Debra Heine

CBS rejects pro-flag, anti-Kaepernick ‘Just Stand’ Super Bowl ad: Paul Bedard
Christian university cancels Ben Shapiro over 'rhetoric': Celine Ryan
The Weekly Standard Was Wrong About Almost Everything: Katherine Mangu-Ward

World

Deadly Attack on American Base in Iraq Foiled: Clarion
In Venezuela, Maduro May Be Losing The Military: Jazz Shaw
US, S. Korean Diplomats Meet ahead of Trump-Kim Summit: VOA

Report: France to hold 'yellow vest' referendum: EUobserver
Sweden: Population replacement in full swing – 1 in 4 students has migrant background: VoE
Car Bomb Kills 11 At Somalia Shopping Mall: Police: Abdi Shekih

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Living with artificial superintelligence: Anthony J. Marolda
First Hacker Convicted of 'SIM Swapping' Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison: Swati Khandelwal
Here’s what makes satire so funny, according to science: Maria Temming

Cornucopia

The Nazification of the Democrats: Robert Miller
Did Obama Pay Journos For Positive Coverage And To Attack Trump?: DC Whispers
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It’s worth recalling in the wake of the Northam controversy that the “what about David Duke?” slogan of the Left is a distraction and a ruse. In fact more than 90% of all Ku Klux Klan leaders over the past 150 years have been Democrats! pic.twitter.com/1cp3XGVIfy

— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 2, 2019

"ONE WAY OR ANOTHER": President Fires a Shot Over the Bow of Obstructionist, Pro-Crime Democrats

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:58
By Matthew Vadum

President Trump is growing impatient over the lack of progress bipartisan negotiators in Congress have been making in talks over funding a desperately needed wall on the nation’s porous multi-state border with Mexico – and this continuing failure makes another government shutdown increasingly likely this Feb. 15.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 185 on Dec. 20 for a spending bill with $5.7 billion for the wall. The measure floundered in the Senate and the partial shutdown got underway Dec. 22. The Senate remains in Republican hands but the House is now controlled by Democrats.

Trump engaged in what his handlers characterized as a strategic temporary retreat when he signed a bill Jan. 25 to reopen the government for a three-week period after the longest federal shutdown on record, dropping his demand that Congress appropriate funding for the wall before restoring the government to full functionality until Feb. 15 after which the government could partially shut down again. Trump said he’ll use the time to continue to push lawmakers for money for the wall and is perfectly willing to shut the government down again if he doesn’t secure appropriations for construction of the project.

Trump told Democrats and obstructionist Republicans he’s not interested in playing political word games over the wall, sometimes calling the wall a border structure, other times calling it a barrier or using a different word, the Daily Mail reports. Trump has quipped that Democrats can call the wall “peaches” if they want, so long as lawmakers appropriate funding.

“The Wall is getting done one way or the other!” Trump tweeted. In another tweet he added, “Construction has started and will not stop until it is finished.”

According to the British newspaper:

The U.S. president continued to rage for more than an hour, telling Republicans on a bipartisan panel tasked with coming to a border security arrangement to stop 'wasting their time' on the negotiations with his political opponents. “I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!” he proclaimed.

Trump took to Twitter to continue complaining about the negotiators’ failure to accomplish anything.

“Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go. Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after many decades, properly Secure Our Border. The Wall is getting done one way or the other!” he wrote.

Although more than a few Democrat lawmakers have said Congress should fund the wall, the Democrats in charge of talks continue to stubbornly refuse to offer any money for the construction project.

The new Democrat majority in the House isn’t even pretending to negotiate in good faith with Trump. They correctly view the wall as an existential threat to their party and despite their endless whining and mockery of the idea of the wall, they know its construction would slow the flow of illegal aliens into the country and impede the growth of the party’s electoral base.

“If you’re asking if there’s any money for a border wall there is none,” Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.).

“Within the limited funding available in the bill, we will be fighting for balanced investments across the [Homeland Security] Department’s mission areas. And we will be pushing for a strong, but smart, border security posture, one that does not rely on costly physical barriers,” she said.

Trump railed against the uncooperative lawmakers.

“Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time,” he said. “Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!”

Republicans on Capitol Hill have generally been supportive of the president in the wall funding fight, without being enthusiastic about the prospect of him acting unilaterally to fund the project.

An exception is Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) who went on Twitter Thursday to urge Trump to move ahead. “Mr. President, use your powers as Commander in Chief to build wall/barriers – apparently your only option.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to be politely skeptical at the prospect of the president using emergency powers to obtain wall funding but many of the NeverTrumpers of Conservatism Inc. inside the Beltway have been downright hostile.

One of the more outrageous reactions came from Capital Research Center research director Michael Watson who tweeted that Trump should be impeached for trying to build the wall. “Declaring an emergency to override Congress’s spending authority is an impeachable offense and should be treated as such[,]” he wrote on Twitter.

Watson and a chorus of now-unemployed Weekly Standard staffers are incensed that White House aides have reportedly prepared an executive declaration that gives the president the ability to redirect billions of dollars in military construction and flood-control funds.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has threatened to file a lawsuit immediately if Trump invokes the National Emergencies Act to secure funding to build the wall.

Legal experts say the president can call upon the National Emergencies Act, a statute President Gerald Ford signed into law in 1976, to get construction of the wall underway.

President Trump has already invoked the National Emergencies Act three times in his tenure, according to ABC News. President Barack Obama invoked the statute no fewer than 10 times.

Left-wing constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley confirmed in a recent column Trump has the legal authority to act.

“Congress expressly gave presidents the authority to declare such emergencies and act unilaterally,” Turley wrote.

The National Emergencies Act gives presidents sweeping authority as well as allowance in federal regulations to declare an “immigration emergency” to deal with an “influx of aliens which either is of such magnitude or exhibits such other characteristics that effective administration of the immigration laws of the United States is beyond the existing capabilities” of immigration authorities “in the affected area or areas.” The basis for such an invocation generally includes the “likelihood of continued growth in the magnitude of the influx,” rising criminal activity, as well as high “demands on law enforcement agencies” and “other circumstances.”

It is becoming increasingly clear that in the current polarized environment using the National Emergencies Act may be the only way the wall gets built.


Read more at FrontpageMag.com.

Larwyn's Linx: Massive Migrant Caravan Expected to Reach Texas Border In Two Days

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 14:45
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Massive Migrant Caravan Expected to Reach Texas Border In Two Days: Debra Heine
One of These Genocides Is Not Like the Others: Brandon J. Weichert
American Military Superiority ‘Seriously Eroded’: Clarion

Trump Tweets, Governor “Coonman” Career Ends, Brave Hillary Finally Surfaces: CTH
Northam: I'm not in racist yearbook photo, but I did darken face for another party: Adam Shaw
A Deeper Look at Northam: DTG

The Week Democrats Showed Us Who They Are: Ricochet
What I Said about Kamala Harris Was an Understatement: Roger L. Simon
Northam Spikes The Ball On How Acceptable Racism Is Among Democrats: PCP

Saudi Contempt for American Justice: Hugh Fitzgerald
Illinois Lawmakers Resisting Gun Control Push In Their State: Tom Knighton
Capital One Employee Treats Israel-Based Customer in Disgusting Manner: Aussie Dave

Economy

POTUS: Majority of China Trade Conflict May Be Trending Favorably...: CTH
China Caves to President Trump in U.S. Trade War: Chriss Street
GM Sought to Import Foreigners for U.S. Jobs While Laying Off Americans: John Binder

Climate, Energy & Regulations

California’s Green ‘Bantustans’ Are Coming to America: Edward Ring

Media

The Fall of the Media Temple: Daniel Greenfield
Oops, Bill Maher Delivers Another Racist Joke On HBO Show: Karen Townsend
Media makes most of Ralph Northam mess: Tom Shattuck

World

Venezuelan air force general becomes first high-ranking official to defect: Eileen AJ Connelly
Khan’s London: No Prison for Teenager Who Left Former U.S. Ambassador with ‘Horrific Injuries’: Pamela Geller
Guess What The UN “Blacklisted” During A Holocaust Event: Jazz Shaw

The Pope's Stubborn Silence on the Persecution of Christians: Giulio Meotti
Days After Trump’s Warning, Iran Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missile: Ivan Pentchoukov
UK: Police stop citizens for covering faces from facial recognition, then fine those who protest: Lizzie Dearden

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

It Probably Doesn’t Matter If Putin’s New Nukes Are Going Hypersonic: Jazz Shaw
New images surface of massive Russian stealth drone ‘Hunter’: GPW
Here’s what makes satire so funny, according to science: ScienceNews

Cornucopia

Senators On Left, Right Come Together To Fight For Only Thing They Agree On: Endless War: Babylon Bee
Monthly Trending of Twitter Followers for 2020 Presidential Candidates - Feb 2019: FreeRep
How I Intend To Spend Super Bowl III (Hint: I’ll Be In Janice’s Corner): MOTUS

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Last week celebs wanted to punch the Covington kid in the face. So far there’s silence about Ralph Northam. Y’all are a joke.

— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) February 3, 2019

SEX SCANDAL IN SCHUMER’S OFFICE: Top Aide Took Advantage of Junior Staffers

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 02:36
By Chuck Ross

A top aide to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was reportedly quietly forced to resign in November 2018 over improper sexual relationships with junior staffers that made some of his colleagues uncomfortable.

Matt House announced in November 2018 he was leaving Schumer’s office, where he had served as communications director for the past six years. Prior to that, he worked for Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Speculation swirled about why House left his prestigious role, especially given that he did not transfer into another high-profile gig. 

But according to The Huffington Post, House was forced out because of inappropriate sexual relationships with Schumer staffers.

HuffPo reported the story Friday night, while all eyes were on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat who admitted to wearing blackface or a KKK robe in a 1984 yearbook photo.

“Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” a spokesperson for Schumer told HuffPo.

House also acknowledged he behaved inappropriately, attributing his problems to excessive drinking.

“I deeply regret the mistakes I made on the number of occasions when I had too much to drink, and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my behavior,” he said.

“I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable. In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person.”

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Larwyn's Linx: Trump on Declaring Emergency: ‘The Wall Will Be Built One Way or Another’

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 14:09
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Vintage MAGA T-Shirt
Trump on Declaring Emergency: ‘Wall Will Be Built One Way or Another’: Paul Crookston
The Democrat Party Suicide: EIB
POTUS Convenes White House Roundtable on Human Trafficking: CTH

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s Yearbook Page Features Blackface, KKK: Madeline Osburn
Dem Groups Call on Northam to Resign Over Racist Yearbook Photo: Cameron Cawthorne
Defiant Northam Not Resigning Despite Photos with Blackface, KKK Robe: Brent Scher

Cherokee Nation: Warren Privately Apologized for Releasing DNA Test: David Rutz
No Reservations: Liawatha Comes Clean, Apologizes to Cherokee Nation: CTH
Booker: I’m Proud of My Spartacus Moment at Kavanaugh Hearings: David Rutz

An Extreme Week for Democrats: David Rutz
Howard Schultz’s ‘Third Place’: Elizabeth Harrington
More Yearbook Fun: Gov. Ralph Northam’s nickname at VMI was ‘Coonman’: Twitchy

Economy

Bill de Blasio and the Return of Disorder: Craig Trainor
Panda Mode: Chinese State Companies Purchase 5 Million Metric Tonnes of Soybeans: CTH
PA Bill Aims to Prevent Public Officials Convicted of Felonies From Collecting Pensions: Dave Lemery

Scandal Central

Pelosi Docs Show Dems Trying Hard To Cast Benghazi As A ‘Conspiracy Theory’: Saagar Enjeti
Pelosi attempted a coup? Some very peculiar signs point to this: Seraphim Hanisch
Sarsour Invite Rattles Jewish UNC Students: Peter Reitzes

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Amazing images of Chicago and Lake Michigan from above during polar vortex: Tribune

Media

CNN Falsely Promotes Virginia Democrat Gov. Northam as “Republican” (He’s Not): CTH
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Any Ideas?: WRSA

World

Unrest in France: No End in Sight: Guy Millière
Ben Gurion airport halts due to drones: JPost
Look into their eyes: Yellow Vests march through Paris blaming police for bloody violence: RT

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Typhus Is Spreading in Liberal, Rat-Infested LA County: S. Noble
AWS Drives More Than Half of Amazon's Operating Income: Mitch Wagner
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Cornucopia

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A rancher in New Mexico found a cave full of weapons near her ranch. The border may not seem like a crisis to the elites in DC, but it is to many Americans who are impacted by illegal immigration everyday. https://t.co/Wz9dMp9wzY

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 1, 2019

SCALDING: Mueller Attack Dog Andrew Weissmann Exposed by Mark Levin and Former U.S. Attorney Sidney Powell

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 03:29
Via Life, Liberty & Levin:

Licensed to Lie, by Sidney Powell. The true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
MARK LEVIN: Hello America, I'm Mark Levin. This is "Life, Liberty & Levin." We have a great guest, Sidney Powell. How are you, my friend?

SIDNEY POWELL: Great, thank you. It's an honor to be here.

LEVIN: My honor. Former Federal prosecutor. You were in fact --- this is quite remarkable. You worked at the Department of Justice for 10 years. You worked in three Federal districts under nine different United States attorneys. It's not that you changed, it's that they changed over the course of time when a new administration comes in or what have you. And these U.S. attorneys were appointed by Presidents of both parties.

POWELL: Exactly.

LEVIN: And you also have been counsel, lead counsel, in more than 500 Federal appeals, 350 of them as the Assistant United States Attorney and Appellate Section Chief in the Western and Northern districts of Texas. I just want our audience to know how significant that is, how impressive that is because there's a lot of brilliant Assistant United States Attorneys out there, and you were one of them.

POWELL: Thank you.

LEVIN: And I want to take a very, very close look at Robert Mueller's office. A lot of people focus on Robert Mueller and they should, but this fun galleon there, my word is the number two guy who Mueller relies on for everything, Andrew Weissmann.

So let's focus a little bit on Andrew Weissmann, so the American people know who he is, and knows who really is the - in many cases, the Wizard of Oz, tell us about Andrew Weissmann.

POWELL: Well, I've called Mr. Weissmann, the poster boy for prosecutorial misconduct because Mueller had a role in handpicking him for Head of the Enron Task Force and appointing him to that position.

LEVIN: And what was Mueller at the time?

POWELL: Mueller was in the FBI at the time.

LEVIN: He was the Director of the FBI.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: So he picks Weissmann to handle the Enron case.

POWELL: Yes. Weissmann was the Deputy Director at the time when they first started under Leslie Caldwell, who was the Chief of the Enron Task Force when it was first created in the collapse of Enron.

So they set about and targeted Arthur Andersen to begin with the Venerable accounting firm.

LEVIN: So they're investigating Enron.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: And they target Arthur Andersen.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: For what?

POWELL: For destroying evidence is what they called it. But they did it by making up a crime - by combining two separate statutes to create a crime out of something that wasn't.

So they destroyed Arthur Andersen. They knew they were going to destroy the company. They see --

LEVIN: How did they destroy Arthur Andersen?

POWELL: By indicting it.

LEVIN: They indicted Arthur Andersen because they're the financial advisors to Enron.

POWELL: Exactly. They were the auditors and financial advisors to Enron.

LEVIN: And they manufacture a crime by combining two different statutes.

POWELL: Exactly.

LEVIN: And at that time, how many people worked for Arthur Andersen?

POWELL: 85,000 people worked for Arthur Andersen.

LEVIN: Eighty five thousand people and Weissmann was the lead investigator.

POWELL: He was the lead prosecutor on that case.

LEVIN: And you reported in part, he informed the director of the FBI, at the time Mueller.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: Okay, what did they do?

POWELL: They knew they were going to destroy the company when they indicted it because Andersen represented 2,500 publicly traded companies. No auditor representing publicly traded companies can function as an auditor when they've been indicted.

And they sealed the indictment for a week while they were...

LEVIN: They indict them. Seal the indictment for a week.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: That's absolute disaster for accountants, auditors, financial advisors.

POWELL: Yes. And they worked behind the scenes during that week to avoid upheaval in the markets, so that when they announced the indictment and unseal it publicly, the markets are not as disrupted as they would have been if they had just indicted them publicly, immediately.

LEVIN: What did they indict Arthur Andersen for?

POWELL: They indicted them under a witness tampering statute. And the way they did it, they took essentially took criminal intent out of the process. And in fact, when the Supreme Court later got the case, Justice Rehnquist wrote the decision for the majority - well, for the unanimous Supreme Court and said it was shocking how little criminal culpability the jury instructions had required and that Andersen had not committed a crime at the time.

LEVIN: So Andersen gets caught up in this Enron case. Weissmann must know that there wasn't mens rea or criminal culpability. He indicts the entity, which for a major international corporation is a disaster because then you get documents, subpoenaed and so forth. There would have to search your computers and your records here and all over the world and so on. And it creates a great tumult in a company.

POWELL: Completely.

LEVIN: And that, in and of itself, depending on the nature of the subpoenas and the indictment and so forth, can freeze a company.

Licensed to Lie, by Sidney Powell. The true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
And so here's this company, Arthur Andersen, that's in the business of protecting other companies, their auditors, their accountants, their financial advisors, and they're being accused of what? Witness tampering?

POWELL: Yes, and obstruction of justice under two different statutes that combined, created this new offense because there wasn't one.

Andersen had not been subpoenaed for any documents at the time. Andersen was cleaning up its files and proceeding to get ready for the investigation. So they just made up a new offense by combining the two different statutes.

LEVIN: Now, do you recall the name of the Federal trial judge that was involved in the case?

POWELL: Melinda Harmon in Houston.

LEVIN: Melinda Harmon in Houston, and then I assume, they appealed it.

POWELL: Andersen did appeal it.

LEVIN: What happened on appeal?

POWELL: The Fifth Circuit affirmed it on appeal.

LEVIN: Affirmed it and then they appeal it to the United States Supreme Court, which takes the case which is relatively rare.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: And the Justices look at this, you mentioned Rehnquist, and they say, "Wait a minute. There's no criminal intent. There's no criminal culpability. This isn't even really a statute. The instructions were faulty." And what did the Supreme Court rule?

POWELL: They reversed it unanimously.

LEVIN: Unanimously. Every Justice said, no.

POWELL: Exactly.

LEVIN: What happened to Mr. Weissmann since he led the case?

POWELL: Oh, absolutely nothing. Mr. Weissmann went on to become Director of the Enron Task Force. In fact, he had already by that time, by the time Andersen was reversed, he had already turned his sights on the Merrill Lynch defendants in what was called the Enron or Nigerian barge case and indicted four Merrill Lynch executives on a multi-count indictment in which they also made up a crime.

LEVIN: I want to get to that in a minute. What happened to Andersen?

POWELL: Andersen was destroyed the minute it was indicted.

LEVIN: It collapsed.

POWELL: It collapsed. Not only was it under criminal indictment, so it lost all its clients. But I think 160 civil plaintiffs piled on in multiple lawsuits.

LEVIN: So it was crushed. All those people lost their job.

POWELL: Exactly.

LEVIN: Investors lost all their money.

POWELL: All the partners lost their money.

LEVIN: They lost everything on a case that was reversed nine to zero by the United States Supreme Court that Mr. Weissmann was in charge of.

POWELL: Yes. And Andersen had been known to be the hallmark, the benchmark for accounting standards. Andersen was the gold standard for accounting, a venerable accounting firm.

LEVIN: Merrill Lynch, you mentioned, was Weissmann involved in that?

POWELL: Oh, yes.

LEVIN: What happened to Merrill Lynch?

POWELL: Merrill lynch was indicted - well, not the company, but I think one of the reasons they indicted Andersen was to send a message to other companies that if they knocked on your door, if the Enron Task Force knocked on your door, you could be destroyed and given the death penalty just like Andersen was.

LEVIN: But even if you don't know anything or you didn't do anything.

POWELL: Exactly.

LEVIN: That's the power.

POWELL: That is the power.

LEVIN: That a handful of prosecutors have.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: Just - and you even see it today with the indictments. When Mueller hands down indictments, it's all one-sided, people need to understand the other side doesn't have any say in it. They haven't had a chance to respond to it. Nothing's happened, but a group of government lawyers have decided to charge somebody or some entity with crimes. That's the beginning of the process. It's not the end of the process. And I want to pursue this with you a little bit more later because the media treat it as - well that's it.

But I want to talk about these executives with Merrill Lynch. What happened to them?

POWELL: Well, essentially Merrill Lynch offered them up as sacrificial lambs and entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the government on behalf of Merrill Lynch, the company that was extremely onerous.

In fact, they agreed to have an overseer from the Enron Task Force installed in Merrill Lynch for a period of 18 months to oversee everything including the bills that the defense lawyers were submitting. They agreed that no Merrill Lynch employee could say anything that contradicted the government's view of the prosecution, which was absolutely astounding and I think illegal.

And then the Merrill Lynch executive --

LEVIN: So the government secretes itself within the company it is investigating.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: To oversee the bills that they're paying in their defense account.

POWELL: Yes, and everything else that's going on in the company.

LEVIN: So it's thoroughly unconstitutional. These four executives, they're indicted. What happens to them?

POWELL: Their lives are destroyed. They went through a 10-year period of unmitigated hell. There was the investigation and then they're indicted, and then they face trial. The trial was a circus, I detail it at length in my book.

LEVIN: This book?

Licensed to Lie, by Sidney Powell. The true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: "License to Lie."

POWELL: Yes. They were tried in Houston in the wake of the --

LEVIN: Enron.

POWELL: In the wake of the Enron collapse --

LEVIN: People were angry.

POWELL: People were furious. Andersen had just been convicted. So there was all the uproar about that. All of Houston was in turmoil because of the collapse.

LEVIN: So what happened to these four?

POWELL: They were all convicted. The lawyers for the defense were like deer in headlights most of the time. They were blindsided at every turn --

LEVIN: By the government.

POWELL: By the government. They had made repeated requests for what's called Brady material because the government holds all the cards and their criminal prosecution. The government is legally constitutionally and ethically required to produce any evidence that is favorable to the defense that is within the government's possession or within its reach.

Oh, no, they steadfastly denied that there was any such Brady material. When the defense kept making demand after demand after demand. The judge at the time, Judge Ewing Werlein who was assigned the Merrill Lynch case, finally made the government produce a list of people that they had admitted might have some Brady material.

And then upon further demand, he finally ordered the government to produce summaries of that material.

LEVIN: When we come back, I want to know ultimately, what happened to these four executives. Then I want to continue to examine Mr. Weissmann because it's very, very crucial. And beyond that, how this Special Counsel office is operating.

Ladies and gentlemen, don't forget most weeknights, you can watch me on Levin TV, Levin TV. Go to blazeTV.com/mark, I hope you'll sign up there; blazetv.com/mark or give us a call 844-LEVIN-TV, 844-LEVIN-TV. We would love to have you at our Conservative Town Hall over there. We'll be right back.

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LEVIN: Sidney Powell, so four executives at Merrill Lynch are prosecuted by Weissmann and his team after he had finished with pretty much Anderson, that company is collapsing and he's going after Merrill Lynch. They've secreted themselves into the operations of Merrill Lynch. They even look at everything from what the defense counsel is charging, which is really quite exceptional, and four men or charged -executives. They're convicted.

POWELL: Yes. They were indicted for conspiring to defraud Enron of the honest services of Andrew Fastow.

LEVIN: Okay, what happened? I assume they appealed.

POWELL: They were all convicted. They did appeal. And on appeal, the Fifth Circuit reversed 12 out of the 14 counts of conviction. They reversed all the honest services counts against all the Merrill Lynch defendants and the related wire fraud count.

LEVIN: So let's be clear in plain English, so all the counts relating to their work with Enron and so forth were reversed.

POWELL: Yes, all the honest services fraud charges were reversed. The conspiracy and the wire fraud charges, yes, because they were not valid charges. The defendants' conduct was not criminal. But the real atrocity was that these men at the urging of Mr. Weissmann and his Enron Task Force cohorts were sent to prison upon their conviction.

LEVIN: So they didn't wait for the appeal. They immediately send them off to Federal Prison. What kind of Federal Prison?

POWELL: The youngest Merrill Lynch defendant was sent to a maximum security Federal transfer facility with the worst of the worst criminals in the country.

LEVIN: You know, when I was Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, I saw some of these facilities. I saw Marion, which is a final top security prison. Why would they send this gentleman to a maximum security prison where we have terrorists, mass, murders mobsters, gang bosses, the worst of the worst, in order to break them?

POWELL: Yes, they did the worst things they could possibly do to these men in the system.

LEVIN: And that's Weissmann? Weissmann had to ask the Federal Bureau of Prisons to put that man in that place. Because if he didn't ask him, he wouldn't be in that place.

POWELL: And that young man was completely acquitted on appeal --

LEVIN: He was completely acquitted on appeal. How long did you serve in this prison?

POWELL: Eight months away from his two young children and family in an absolute, unmitigated hell.

LEVIN: So you say 12 of the 14 were reversed. What were the other two counts?

POWELL: The other two counts were absolutely appalling. My client was convicted and still stands convicted on two counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for testifying about his personal understanding of a telephone call he was not even on after Mr. Weissmann in the grand jury told him to share his personal understanding of that phone call, whether it was accurate or not.

LEVIN: Well, this is interesting. Isn't that sort of the way they want to catch the President of the United States?

POWELL: Exactly.

LEVIN: And yet, how many years ago was this?

POWELL: This was 16 to 18 years ago.

LEVIN: And this connection between Mueller and Weissmann two decades.

POWELL: At least, two decades.

LEVIN: Does he treat him almost like a son? He seems to go - he seems to bring Weissmann with him wherever he goes, including as Director of the FBI.

POWELL: He did. He has been promoting and protecting Mr. Weissmann for at least two decades.

LEVIN: And he is Appointed Special Counsel and his immediate first choice is Andrew Weissmann to be his top lieutenant.

POWELL: That's right.

LEVIN: I want to get into the treatment of the President by Mueller, Weissmann and team, but first I want to talk about Manafort.

Last time I heard he was in solitary confinement in a Federal Prison.

POWELL: Yes, he is.

LEVIN: Same treatment as the Merrill Lynch gentleman. He was convicted by jury in Virginia on multiple accounts. Now they're back in D.C. trying to get more accounts piled on. There have been reports that Manafort is depressed and that he's pretty broken.

This is par for the course, isn't it? You know, you have your - typically, you have a prosecution, you have conviction and you move on to your next case.

You were involved in a lot of cases.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: You've been Assistant U.S. Attorney for nine different U.S. Attorneys. This is different, though. This is really like a blood sport for Mr. Weissmann, isn't it?

POWELL: Oh, it definitely is. Yes.

LEVIN: And so they're dragging him back in Washington, D.C. in front of an Obama judge, Mr. Chief Justice, and yes, it does make a difference -- in front of them Obama judge who's very receptive, apparently to the Special Counsel's arguments and has been repeatedly --

POWELL: Oh, yes. She's the one that remanded Mr. Manafort to custody immediately upon their requests, and is allowing them to pile on the additional charges.

LEVIN: And when you look at the case involving Andersen and Merrill Lynch, these four executives and now, Manafort. Like I said, it's almost as if it's not that they had more to offer. It's that there's almost an obsession, an odd desire to destroy these people, not just punish them, but to break them into a thousand pieces.

POWELL: That's exactly what it is. And Mr. Weissmann did the same thing to another person I describe in "License to Lie," and that was young Enron treasurer, Ben Gleason, who wanted to just plead guilty to a crime that he admitted he committed in one of Fastow's schemes and then reported to prison to serve his time.

Mr. Weissmann wanted him to cooperate and testify against other people. Well, Gleason just wanted to do his time and be done with it. So what happened when this young man 30-something years old, reported to prison, he found himself immediately put into solitary confinement which is a cell barely large enough to stand up in with a slit for light, your caged like an animal for 23 hours a day and he was completely broken.

They left him there for almost two weeks and then putting him in the general prison population. Solitary will drive a sane man insane within 24 hours.

LEVIN: I want to talk about this and I want to bring in the fact that this gentleman, Weissmann, so called gentleman is really the invisible hand that is pushing the effort against the President of the United States in my view. We'll be right back.

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LEVIN: Sidney Powell, the President of the United States, I think he was set up from Day 1 before he was President of the United States.

POWELL: Oh, I agree.

LEVIN: Even as a candidate, they were focused on him. I think the evidence is abundantly clear and I don't much care what the Mueller report has to say. There needs to be another report on what took place when President Trump was candidate Trump, when President Trump was President- elect Trump, and then shortly after he became President Trump.

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There is a stream of factual information that the media essentially reject. But facts are facts - that demonstrate that the Obama administration at the highest levels at the FBI, we haven't even gotten into the intelligence agencies unmasking individuals like Lieutenant General Flynn. We had a rush to unmask individuals in the last year the Obama administration like we've never seen before in American history. People have not been pursued in that regard.

We have the Hillary Clinton campaign earlier this week, there was information that five or six surrogates to the Clinton campaign we're pushing this dossier into the FBI and among others, Baker, the General Counsel who's now out and under criminal investigation, got a copy. Others also received copies of it because it turns out the Clinton campaign and the DNC through their straw man and all the rest - they funded this operation. They funded the opposition research and they pushed it into the FBI, into a friendly senior level of the FBI run by the Obama administration and the Loretta Lynch Justice Department.

Now, Mr. Weissmann, it turns out, based on this earlier reporting by John Solomon this week, was among several who were told by Bruce Ohr for America. He served on the staff of the Deputy Attorney General, a very senior position. I had the position once. The Deputy Attorney General was an Obama holdover at some point, she became the Attorney General, Sally Yates - extremely partisan and a friend of Andrew Weissmann's, as a matter of fact.

And Weissmann before he goes into the Special Counsel, one of the individuals who Bruce Ohr tells according to his testimony to Congress in closed session, this dossier, "Look, my wife works for Fusions GPS, which you know, secured the dossier and just be careful about it because it is involved in opposition research and there are political aspects to it."

So they develop this application that they filed with the FISA court. They put a tiny little footnote in there, which nobody read, including the Federal judge who sits there as a FISA court judge rather than explaining what this dossier is, because they want to ultimately investigate the man who becomes President of the United States, Donald Trump; not Carter Page, not Manafort. They want Trump.

And they get their FISA warrant, and they get it extended three times. Not once are these judges told about this - this really poisonous fruit, this dossier and the facts surrounding it. So I have two questions for you in the lead up here. Mr. Weissmann - how in the world can he be on the Special Counsel's staff, really the man behind the man when he knew from Day 1 about that dossier; and then number two, where these Federal judges?

You and I practice law in Federal court, from time to time. A Federal judge learns that false or misleading information was presented to him or her, and on that basis, they sign off on a warrant? I can tell you, the Federal judges I practice - and one in particular, Royce Lamberth, he would have dragged my butt back into court. He would have had an evidentiary hearing and he would have held me in contempt. Where are these judges?

So first of all, how does Weissmann get away with this? I guess, because Mueller wants him to. And secondly, where are these Federal judges now that they know the truth, it's all out in the media, why are they sitting silently?

POWELL: Well, Weissmann has been doing this for at least 20 years and Bob Mueller knows it. That's what he brought him on the task force to do or at least --

LEVIN: Do you think Bob Mueller wants this guy?

POWELL: Well, he has to.

LEVIN: He picked him.

POWELL: He handpicked him.

LEVIN: In fact, he's advanced this career over the years.

POWELL: He has totally advanced his career over the years and he's protected him. And I know that because Bill Hodes and I filed a grievance against Andrew Weissmann while he was Deputy Director General Counsel of the FBI under Mr. Mueller.

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LEVIN: What happened there?

POWELL: Well, ironically enough, the Department of Justice was defending him against the grievance. We filed it with the New York Bar, and unbeknownst to us, the New York Bar punted it to the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility to decide it while the Department of Justice was defending Mr. Weissmann on it.

And all of a sudden we get a letter from OPR, of course, finding absolutely nothing wrong even though Mr. Weissmann and his team had yellow highlighted evidence that they knew before the trial was favorable to the Merrill Lynch defendants, completely favorable to them.

The exact language we needed to defend them before the trial that exonerated them completely.

LEVIN: So he skates on the edge ...

POWELL: And they did it.

LEVIN: He skates on the edge, and he just seems to get away with it.

POWELL: Oh, it wasn't even on the edge. The Fifth Circuit and our motion for a new trial appeal found that the prosecutors plainly suppressed evidence favorable to the defense. They just bailed out the government by holding it wasn't material.

LEVIN: See this Fifth Court - the Fifth Circuit Court ruling material or not, that shows really sketchy conduct, because of the Supreme Court reversal. You have this man who is told that the dossier really is tainted. He winds up in the Special Counsel's office.

You have these judges who don't plan to do a damn thing about any of it on the FISA court. Now you have them teeing up the President of the United States and they say, "We want to interview the President of the United States. That's no big deal. We just want to know his opinion about why he fired James Comey. We just want to know his opinion about Lieutenant General Mike Flynn." When me come back, I want you to explain to us why that's a problem. We'll be right back.

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LEVIN: So Sidney Powell, prosecutors office, Special Counsel says, "Look, we just want to interview the President. We want to know his view on Mr. Comey. We want to know kind of really why he ..." what was his opinion of Mr. Comey? What was his opinion to the Russia investigation? What was his opinion on Mr. Flynn and the media's out there, you know, if he has nothing to hide, what's the problem?

Isn't the problem like you just told us that your own client faced and explain that?

POWELL: Oh, yes. Well, first of all, neither Mr. Mueller nor Andrew Weissmann are interested in the truth, whatsoever. They're only interested in whatever they can generate, to create a criminal offense against whoever they want to target, and they will do that by any means they can manufacture, any means they can manufacture.

LEVIN: So why these questions - why do they ring a bell to you?

POWELL: Because, for example, my clients still stands convicted --

LEVIN: Merrill Lynch executives.

POWELL: A Merrill Lynch executive - of perjury and obstruction of justice -- two separate offenses -- for expressing his personal understanding of a telephone call he did not even participate in after Mr. Weissmann instructed him in front of the grand jury to share that personal understanding with the grand jury, whether it was accurate or not.

Well, if it's not even - it doesn't even have to be accurate, how in the world can it be perjury? And how can your personal understanding of something be perjury? It makes no sense whatsoever. But he has two felony convictions based on that and we couldn't get it reversed.

LEVIN: Thanks to Mr. Weissmann.

POWELL: Thanks to Mr. Weissmann.

LEVIN: And you couldn't get a reverse and Mr. Weissmann knows that.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: And Mr. Weissmann takes this whole page from his playbook, it says, "Look at this. I got the President of the United States." We just want to ask the President of the United States, what is your personal opinion about the way that Comey and why you removed him? And they find some contradictory piece of information or something he may have said elsewhere, even though a President cannot be held for obstruction of justice and firing a subordinate, which I've stated from day one, which others have stated from Day 1, which others have stated from Day 1 which is abundantly clear, but they're not going to charge the President. They are going to write a report and they're going to be able to write a one-sided report.

And this is what I wanted to ask you. Prosecutors don't write reports. Prosecutor speak in the courtroom, or they keep their mouth shut.

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POWELL: Right.

LEVIN: So we have a Special Counsel who is going to write a report. Okay, the report is supposed to be a confidential report, just for the higher ups at the Department of Justice, but of course, Congress is going to demand it. The press is going to demand it, somebody will likely leak it. So here we're going to have a document by the likes of Mr. Weissmann, who will oversee it with his with his boss. Mr. Mueller.

Given your experience with Mr. Weissmann, can you expect this report to be a fair report that lays out, you know, the different responses of -- do you expect this report to be the sort of thing that Mr. Weissmann is known to do in the courtroom, at sentencing hearings? Kind of withholding certain kinds of information, underscoring certain kinds of information? What do you expect from this report?

POWELL: Mr. Weissmann couldn't write a report that would make - you're giving your mother a nice Christmas present sound like a Federal criminal offense.

LEVIN: So your own experience with this fellow and his record and he's going to be writing the report and isn't that why Pelosi and the other Democrats in the media say, "Let's wait for the report. Let's wait for the report," because they know who's going to be writing the report. And I suspect they know some of the things, frankly, that are going to be in the report. Wasn't Mr. Weissmann at the Hillary Clinton victory party?

POWELL: Yes, I've heard that's true.

LEVIN: I understand, she lost.

POWELL: Yes.

LEVIN: And that upset him very much. Didn't he send a communication to Sally Yates, who was the acting Attorney General at one point, an Obama leftist appointee who had been the Deputy Attorney General, and while Schumer and the Democrats were holding up sessions for confirmation until they could, you know, drag a recusal out of him.

She was the acting Attorney General who blocked the President of the United States because she was not going to allow the Justice Department to argue for his executive order in defense of it on the limited immigration status with certain countries - individuals from certain countries and he told her to keep it up. Good fight.

POWELL: Oh, yes. He was applauding her resistance to the President.

LEVIN: You've been doing this a long time. You're a prosecutor a long time; defense counsel a long time. The media treatment of this. I look at the media treatment of Ken Starr and the media treatment of Robert Mueller and they are mirror opposites of each other. Have the media gone completely in the tank, do you think?

POWELL: Oh, yes, I have no doubt about that. But another thing you need to know is that Andrew Weissmann is a master manipulator of the media. He did that throughout the Enron litigation also. In fact, he sat in the courtroom with his arm around Mary Flood, who was the lead reporter for the "Houston Chronicle" throughout the Enron litigation.

LEVIN: Didn't he, at some course - at some point during the course of the current investigation brief the "Associated Press," as I recall.

POWELL: Oh yes. That was early in I think before he was on Special Counsel's team in the Department of Justice when he was looking into the Manafort issues.

LEVIN: I'm going to pursue this with you in a moment. Don't forget, folks, almost every weeknight you can watch me on Levin TV, imagine that. Levin TV. Sign up. Give us a call at 844 LEVIN-TV, 844 LEVIN-TV or go to blazeTV.com/mark; blazetv.com/mark. We will be right back

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LEVIN: Leaking. There's been a lot of leaking. The head of the FBI Comey, tried to cover up he was leaking until he was under oath in front of Congress. Why else would he try and leak through his professor friend? McCabe, number two leaker. Baker, number three, the General Counsel there, leaker. The number two and number three under criminal investigation. Strzok, leaker; Page, supposedly.

Lots of leaking at the top levels of the FBI in the course of a criminal investigation. First, a counterintelligence investigation. Now, in terms of the Special Counsel's Office, I've speculated or surmise that they are leakers, and that's one of the reasons the media treats them so well. Of course they hate Trump and they want to see Trump hanging from a telephone pole.

But also, you know, these are their sources. So when this BuzzFeed article came out, they basically pointed to the Special Counsel's office. Where else would you get these documents, texts, e-mails from even if there's a pass through to anonymous law enforcement officials? They would have had to have come out of Mueller's office.

So I went on the radio and I said -- for an hour -- and we have eight and a half million listeners, and that's just on terrestrial radio. I don't know satellite and the internet. Okay, Justice Department, now you have your basis for a leak investigation. You need to conduct a leak investigation in to Mueller's office. Now what's a leak investigation involving - you have two FBI agents come in, offer lie detector tests. If those prosecutors turn them down, that's fine, they're still going to be interviewed.

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So all of a sudden, the false statements pops up. All of a sudden they're on the line and the questions that they would be asked wouldn't be just about BuzzFeed. Have you ever talked to the media? When did you talk to the media? Who in the media? What media outlets? By the way, we want your texts, we want your e-mails, we want your phone logs. They would have been caught up in a massive scandal.

This is my opinion, what do you think about that?

POWELL: Oh, I agree with you completely. That's Weissmann standard operating procedure. He crafts the narrative he wants in the media to convict people ahead of the charges being brought or ahead of their trial. He did that in the Enron and Merrill Lynch litigation also.

LEVIN: And it's interesting to me that in the mass media, the hard left mass media, there's no criticism whatsoever of this prosecutor's office. I've never seen anything like it. No prosecutor is treated this way. No prosecutor staff is treated this way.

Now, I know they despise Trump. They want him out; that they're mouthpiece is for the left and so forth. But their sources have been the head of the FBI, the number two at the FBI, the number three at the FBI, others at the FBI, people at DOJ, and I believe people in the Special Counsel's office and I think that's why they took this rare occasion. Actually, it's the second time, I believe they've done it to issue this statement and distance themselves from BuzzFeed.

This is the story I think that the media, even the conservative media are getting dead wrong. They're praising Mueller. Look at this. I mean, the guy is a good guy. I mean after all, he put out a statement. It's self- serving.

POWELL: It was totally self-serving. They were protecting themselves.

LEVIN: Now in terms of this report that they're writing, you don't doubt that Weissmann has a heavy hand in this, right? He is the number two under Mueller.

POWELL: I am sure Mr. Weissmann will edit every word of it.

LEVIN: And they'll deliver it to the Attorney General. Then the Attorney General will be pressured to deliver it to Congress, to deliver it to the media, but there could be grand jury information in there. There could be national security information that honestly has to be removed.

And so it seems to me the left whether they are journalists or members of Congress, are going to argue "Cover up, cover up cover up." In other words, they're not going to even let it go with the report. Do you think?

POWELL: I'm sure there's going to be huge uproar over all of it.

LEVIN: Let me ask you this from a constitutional perspective. A prosecutor issuing a report accusing people of stuff, is that constitutional?

POWELL: It's wholly inappropriate because the only charges the prosecutor is supposed to bring are in an indictment and the report should be as minimal as possible and only for the eyes of the Attorney General, otherwise you're - it's like what Comey did in his July 5th speech. It's inappropriate from every perspective. It should either be charges are being brought or charges are not being brought.

LEVIN: It completely undermines the Bill of Rights? Due process? Presumption of innocence? And unfortunately, a President who cannot be indicted while sitting in office according to the Department of Justice, how does he get his name back?

POWELL: Yes, it creates a massive smear campaign, but then that's what they want. That's what this was all about to begin with.

LEVIN: Okay, you know as a former Chief of Staff to an Attorney General in the Reagan administration, I can tell you that my Attorney General Ed Meese played it straight, fair and square. He told the U.S. Attorney's to do the same. He told the criminal division to do the same. Play it straight. He was a former prosecutor himself.

I see an increasingly political Department of Justice and FBI. What do you see?

POWELL: The same thing, I mean, that's one of the reasons I felt compelled to write and self-publish "License to Lie." I literally could not sleep because of what I had seen. It was so egregious, such appalling prosecutorial misconduct and it got even worse under the Obama administration.

I mean, when I saw the people I named in the book that were chosen for the Enron Task Force during the Bush administration, then promoted to the highest halls of government during the Obama administration and literally come to run the White House, the FBI and the Department of Justice. I could not be quiet about it. I had to try to alert the American public to what was going on.

LEVIN: Any Attorney General in recent times more political than Eric Holder?

POWELL: Absolutely not. I mean, we have just witnessed the unprecedented politicization and weaponization of every Federal agency under President Obama. And the worst ever of the Department of Justice and the FBI.

LEVIN: And let us not forget all these things we've talked about with the FBI and so forth happened under Obama -- Loretta Lynch under Obama -- all of these activities, the Russian interference in the election - Obama. It's been an enormous pleasure to have you.

POWELL: Thank you so much, Mark.

LEVIN: Thanks for all the work that you do. Ladies and gentlemen, join us next time on "Life, Liberty & Levin."


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Larwyn's Linx: Much Has Changed for the Better Since 2016—Not That Trump Will Get Credit

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 14:45
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Much Has Changed for the Better Since 2016—Not That Trump Will Get Credit: Hanson
The Dems Made Their ‘Choice’: It's Infanticide: George Neumayr
Bernie and Teddy: What If Trump Had Done This?: Paul Kengor

Huge fentanyl bust at border: could have killed 60 million Americans: Anna Giaritelli
Who Benefits From Mass Immigration? Not You!: Ann Coulter
Pelosi signals openness to new border ‘infrastructure’: Mike Lillis

The Great Panic of 2019: Scott Johnson
Joe Biden embraced segregation in 1975, saying it's a matter of 'black pride': Alana Goodman
Cory Booker jumps into 2020 race: Katelyn Caralle

Who Is ‘Far-Right’?: R.S. McCain
South Dakota Installs Constitutional Carry: Morgan Gstalter
In the Market for Fetal Body Parts, a Baby’s Brain Sells for $3,340: Kelsey Harkness

Economy

US payrolls grow by 304,000 despite government shutdown: James Langford

Scandal Central

Stone indictment makes clear there was no Trump-Russia conspiracy: Andrew C. McCarthy
Testimony Reveals FBI Official in Charge of Clinton, Trump Probes Excluded From Key Meetings, Decisions: Jeff Carlson
More About Ohr: CTH

Sidney Powell on Robert Mueller's 'poster boy for prosecutorial misconduct': Life, Liberty & Levin
Mueller says his files were leaked to Russia, which used them for 'disinformation campaign': Kelly Cohen
Roger Stone case: Mueller has ‘voluminous and complex’ evidence: Kelly Cohen

Climate, Energy & Regulations

The polar vortex ravaging the US with extreme cold has killed at least 21 people: Insider

Media

Fake News Implodes: A Year of Don Trump Jr. Phone Contact Speculation Ends... Poorly: CTH
Levin rips Virginia’s ‘murder bill’: ‘Murder is murder … call it what it is!’: Chris Pandolfo
What Students Think: TheFire

If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were a conservative: Marc A. Thiessen
High School Students Disqualified From Debate After Quoting Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson: Ashe Schow
The Hypocrisy of Multiculturalism: Steven Hayward

World

Bolton to Maduro: Flee Venezuela While You Still Can, Retire on a 'Nice Beach': WFB
Mike Pompeo announces US withdrawal from nuclear pact with Russia: Joel Gehrke
The Netherlands’ Profound Hypocrisy on the Jews: Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

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March for Life: Science has changed since Roe v. Wade, now abortion laws must change: Jeanne F. Mancini
What science could teach Ocasio-Cortez about climate change: Bjorn Lomborg
Hacker talks to baby through Nest security cam, jacks up thermostat: Sophos

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The raging communist moron Bernie Sanders and half of Hollywood held Venezuela up as the Utopia of the future just a few short years ago. These liberals are also classic gun grabbers. So please enjoy this video of “Venezuelans Without Guns...” pic.twitter.com/ti2znDFaob

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#SPYGATE: FBI Official Bill Priestap Testifies That James @Comey Lied to Congress

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 02:18
Some fascinating developments on several fronts as the Spygate story continues to unfold.

As backdrop, there have been a series of leaks of closed-door (but unclassified) testimony before Congress by a variety of DOJ and FBI actors implicated in the Spygate scandal. The most recent, published earlier today, spotlights an interesting claim by former head of counter-intelligence Bill Priestap.

On March 20, 2017, James Comey appeared before Congress in a public hearing. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asked Comey why he had not briefed Congress on the counterintelligence investigation into alleged "Trump-Russia collusion" during the required quarterly briefings.

STEFANIK: So just to drill down on this, if -- if the open investigation began in July and the briefing of congressional leadership only occurred recently, why was there no notification prior to the recent -- to the past month?

COMEY: I think our decision was it was a matter of such sensitivity that we wouldn't include it in the quarterly briefings.

STEFANIK: So when you state our decision is that your decision? Is that usually your decision what gets briefed in those quarterly updates?

COMEY: No, it's usually the decision of the head of our counter-intelligence division.

STEFANIK: And just again, to get the detailed -- on the record, why was the decision made not to brief senior congressional leadership until recently when the investigation had been open since July? A very serious investigation -- why was that decision to wait months?

COMEY: Because of the sensitivity of the matter.
But during his own testimony, Priestap stated that Comey was full of crap.

According to Priestap, [Comey's testimony was not] accurate... Priestap stated that “Mr. Comey was involved in those notifications, I was not.” Priestap continued, “I don’t instruct Mr. Comey, nor did I ever instruct him to do anything.”
It seems clear that Comey, suprised by Stefanik's astute testimony, muffed the answer by trying to lay blame on Priestap when, it appears, that person had no authority to brief Congress. That was solely the Director's call.


"A higher loyalty," indeed.

I'll eagerly await the Roger Stone-like raid on Comey's residence, with 29 heavily-armed agents taking the former FBI director into custody for lying to Congress.

Related: The Timeline of Treason.

Larwyn's Linx: Whoa, Nellie: Wife of DOJ Official Ohr Investigated Trump's Kids for Fusion GPS

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:24
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Trump will nominate three to liberal 9th Circuit: Melissa Quinn
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Harris’s Call to Eliminate Private Insurance Is ‘Major Slip-Up’ That ‘Will Haunt Her’: WFB
Schultz on Warren: Country Should Not Be Heading to Socialism: Nic Rowan
Tlaib ‘Lied’ About Residency To Run For Office, Registered To Vote At False Address: BLP

Shock: Virginia's Democrat Governor Appears to Defend Infanticide: Dr. Susan Berry
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Economy

POTUS Interview: Ryan Lied on Border Wall Funding Promise to Get Omnibus Signed: CTH
Democrats Rig Rules to Boost Unions Against Janus Decision: Steven Greenhut
Amazingly, Economy Didn’t Care About “Shutdown”: John Hinderaker

Scandal Central

At the Core of Spygate Scandal Is FBI’s Reliance on ‘Intel’ From Political Operatives: Brian Cates
Why isn't James Clapper getting the Roger Stone treatment?: Charles Kolb
Obama’s FBI and Comey Ignored Evidence That China Hacked Clinton Emails: Jeff Dunetz

Climate, Energy & Regulations

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Extreme Cold Breaks Daily Temperature Records Across Midwest: Breitbart
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Media

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Democrats, Media Panic Over Potential Howard Schultz Presidential Run: David Rutz
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Amazon Boss Trying to Blame Affair on Trump: Daniel Greenfield
Willie Brown’s ‘Poontronage’ Didn’t Start with Kamala Harris: Lloyd Billingsley
John Kerry Says US May Not ‘Survive’ if Trump Re-Elected: Hannity

World

Iran admits it lied to Obama's Iran deal interlocutors: Hassan Mahmoudi
Trump Criticizes Intelligence Chiefs on Iran Threat: ‘They are wrong!’: Petr Svab
Finland's Grooming Gangs: David Brown

A time for humility among the Davos elite: Michael Barone
Turkey’s Expansionist Policy Exposed: Dr. Jacques Neriah
State Department Failed to Mobilize Against Irish Effort to Boycott Israel: Adam Kredo

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New! Deepest Image of the Universe Ever Taken: DailyGalaxy
CIA And Skunk Works Secretly Planned To Turn A-12 Spy Plane Into Space Launch Vehicle: Drive
Facebook pulls Research app after backlash over use of teen data: Amy Gesenhues

Cornucopia

Winning: MOTUS
Rand Paul awarded more than $580K after neighbor’s attack: Bruce Schreiner
Comey exit forms: incriminating leaks, hidden foreign assets, and a 'Clinton emails' binder?: BLP

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More reminders of why Trump-skeptical conservatives can't align with Dems:
*70 percent marginal tax rates (AOC)
*eliminating private insurance (Harris)
*doubting relevance of founding principles (Beto)
*infanticide (Northam, et al)
*socialism (Bernie & co)

— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) January 31, 2019

Larwyn's Linx: The Presidential Declassification Counterpunch, Part I

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:06
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The Presidential Declassification Counterpunch, Part I: CTH
Covington Gives a Glimpse of Civil War Two: American Partisan
In border talks, a new fight for barrier deniers: Byron York

Starbucks' Howard Schultz: America Exists for Immigrants, Not Americans: Neil Munro
Nancy Pelosi and Anger Management: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Bernie: Bolshevik Party Boy: Paul Kengor

Democrats target Starbucks to 'school' Schultz in 'who they are': Monica Showalter
Schultz: Warren’s Ultra-Millionaire Tax Idea Is ‘Ridiculous’: David Rutz
Tom Steyer’s Quest to Impeach the President: Nic Rowan

Kommunala Harris: No Reason to Have Assault Weapons in a Civil Society: Andrew Kugle
Kommunala Harris on Health Insurance: ‘Let’s Eliminate All of That’: Jeffrey Cimmino
White suburbia the source of Trump's Texas troubles: David M. Drucker

Economy

Home Depot Co-Founder on Rise of Socialism: "It comes right out of the universities": LI
CBO report: spending, not tax cuts, primarily driving the nation's deficits: Philip Klein
Obama delivers speech to Boeing after $10M donation to his 'library': Diana Stancy Correll

Scandal Central

FBI Ignored Major Lead on Clinton Emails, Closed-Door Testimonies Suggest: Ivan Pentchoukov
Stone: Mueller Thinks He Will Remove Trump and VP Pence and Replace Them with Nancy Pelosi: GWP
Why Was Stone Arrested Instead of Being Asked to Surrender?: Alan M. Dershowitz

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Pardoned ranchers who inspired Oregon occupation win back grazing permits: Times
Chicago… Colder Than Antarctica?: Joshua Caplan

Media

The Credible Press: An Autopsy: Greg Jones
CNN Hid Images of Roger Stone's 72-Year-Old Wife Being Dragged Out of Home Barefoot and In Nightgown: GWP
A Letter to Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic Ten Days Later: Dov Fischer

World

Trump gets NATO allies to pony up $100 billion: Don Surber
DNI: Beijing Set for ‘Ideological Battle’ with U.S.: Bill Gertz
Swedish Govt: Chain Migration Increase ‘Good for Integration’: Chris Tomlinson

Al-Qaeda’s Little Sister: Joe Kaufman
Venezuela: “It’s About Food”: BattleSwarm
Trump prods the world to join his oil sanctions on Venezuela: Josh Siegel

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Justice Department gets Tough on China: TracyBeanz
Why Ask Huawei?: BattleSwarm
iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret: Mohit Kumar

Cornucopia

The Best Argument Ever for Building the Wall: John Cardillo (NSFW)
Las Vegas Shooter Sought "Infamy" By Inflicting "Maximum Damage" According To FBI: ZH
Dem-Controlled House Committee to Eliminate ‘So Help You God’ From Witness Oath: Cameron Cawthorne

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QOTD:

Open borders, #BallotHarvesting, refusing to require Voter IDs, preventing states from cleaning up their voter rolls, supporting sanctuary cities & states...It's almost as if Democrats don't want free and fair elections. https://t.co/sfjSeIKOCq

— IBDeditorials (@IBDeditorials) January 30, 2019

BIFF SPACKLE: The Thesaurus Shoppe

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:28
A work of short fiction by summer intern Biff Spackle, who is apparently auditioning for a gig at The Atlantic. Complaints may be sent to our public editor.

Crestus Strawberry (of the Duluth Strawberrys) was an avid Scrabble player. So avid that he would, on a weekly basis, wager more than $500 a game.

It was his quest for better tools with which to defeat his lexographical opponents that led him one day to push open the wood-framed glass door of Gobert's Thesaurus Shoppe on Pine Street.

The quaint tinkle of a bell somewhere above his head made him pause, but only for a moment.

He entered the store fully, breathing deep the aroma that all book shoppes have possessed since antiquity. It was a curious perfume of paper and dust and leather.

"May I assist you, young man?" asked the shopkeep, a tall sextagenarian with a shock of red hair and bifocals balanced precariously at the end of a long, straight nose.

"Indeed, my good man," Crestus replied, his fine breeding evident by the look of disdain he could, and would, assume at a moment's notice.

"I am seeking," Crestus continued, "your finest used Thesaurus, preferably vintage in nature and not overly expensive."

Wallace Gobert removed his glasses and then replaced them, this time riding higher on his nose.

"Well, young man, I am sorry to say that we don't carry a single used Thesaurus, only the freshest and untouched variety."

The expression young Crestus's face assumed was a sudden, gelatinous mixture of shock and anger.

Lips quivering, he blurted the obvious question.

"You mean to say, sirrr," slightly rolling the R to emphasize his incredulity, "a store called 'The Thesaurus Shoppe' contains not a single used Thesaurus?"

"That is correct, young man. However, may I interest you in ---"

Crestus interrupted.

"Not a single Thesaurus that is preowned, slightly worn, or soiled?"

"That is correct."

"Not a single Thesaurus that is reconditioned, returned or gentrified?"

"Entirely accurate."

"Not a single Thesaurus that is moist, damp or mildewed?"

"Just so."

"Not a single Thesaurus that is not new, not untouched and not pristine in its original, silky smooth shrink-wrap?"

"Spot on."

Crestus paused, considering his alternatives. A new Thesaurus was, obviously, out of the question for any Scrabble bettor.

Year after year, old synonyms were unceremoniously retired to make way for new ones. Any serious Scrabblist needed a library of little-publicized, vintage terms that would confuse and befuddle opponents.

"Got any used dictionaries?" he asked, and the Shopkeep surprised him with a firm nod.

"Why, of course, good sir, what kind of establishment do you think I'm running here?"

He turned and beckoned Crestus to follow him.

Postscript: nine months later, Gobart was forced to close his store, another victim of Amazon's relentless drive into the Thesaurus market.

Crestus Strawberry was taken in the third round of the National Scrabble League's Los Angeles Lexophiles professional franchise.

One of his word choices his rookie year made the Top 10 highlights on ESPN 42 ("The Number").

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Larwyn's Linx: Who Owns America?

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 14:27
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Who Owns America?: Pedro Gonzalez
What to Make of the Temporary Shutdown Pause: EIB
The opioid crisis is raging, and the wall a huge part of the answer: Michael R. Caputo

Gohmert: Gov't Reopening Deal 'a Very Strategic Move on the President's Part': Jeff Poor
No, Trump did not cave: Don Surber
Pelosi Hints at Impeachment Try with Tweet: “What Does Putin Have on Trump?”: CTH

Priorities? – FBI Director Christopher Wray Delivers Message From The FBI: CTH
Wray blasts ‘mind-boggling’ shutdown impact in message to unpaid feds: Mark Berman
Pelosi ‘Pretends’ She’s POTUS With Public Bill-Signing: Shifra

The Abyss of Hate Versus Hate: Andrew Sullivan
Should We Believe Ilhan Omar’s Apology Over Anti-Semitic Tweet?: Shireen Qudosi
Border Patrol struggles with flood of sick migrants: Anna Giaritelli

Scandal Central

Who Leaked the Bogus WikiLeaks Email About Don Jr.?: Julie Kelly
Roger Stone's indictment is all bun and no beef: Jon Healey, Chicago Tribune
Roger Stone defiant in face of Mueller charges: Caitlin Yilek

The “Russia Hacked The DNC” Allegation Remains Unproven: BattleSwarm
Russia Probe Testimony shows FBI and DOJ misconduct in effort to hurt Trump: Gregg Jarrett
Texas finds 95,000 non-citizen registrations and 58,000 illegal votes. Imagine California...: Monica Showalter

Media


Vintage MAGA T-Shirt
Bad, Press: Charles C. W. Cooke
The Layoffs: Legitimist LARPer
Trump warns of more media layoffs after 1,000 cut this week: Melissa Quinn

No MAGA Hats in the Opinion Workers Union Hall: Clarice Feldman
Buzzfeed, Twitter Provide Two Black Eyes for Media: Debra J. Saunders
NewsBusters Time Machine: ‘Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?’: Scott Whitlock

World

Pompeo denounces Russia, China over support for Venezuela's Maduro: Joel Gehrke
Trump administration weighs oil embargo on Venezuela to oust Maduro: Josh Siegel
Top Military Diplomat from Venezuela Breaks With Maduro and Supports Guaido: CTH

Rahaf Mohammed, Linda Sarsour, and the Question of Apostasy: Hugh Fitzgerald
Yellow vest protestors are out in France for the 11th week running: DailyMail
Trudeau warns fear-mongering over immigration to be part of election campaign: CBC News

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Pentagon: Chinese Military Units Training With ASAT missiles: Bill Gertz
The Killer App For Driverless Cars: Tom Koulopoulos
An Executive Primer to Deep Learning: Pradeep Menon

Cornucopia

Why Does Pope Francis’s New Morocco Logo Imply Submission To Islam?: Maureen Mullarkey
Identifying Facial Expressions: iOTWreport
Why Are Canadian Geese Such Jerks?: MOTUS

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QOTD:

The Stone indictment makes it official (albeit unstated): NO COLLUSION.

Mueller's got NOTHING. Except a 20-month record of prosecutorial misconduct.

Now, who will apologize to this president and remove the cloud of suspicion over his duly elected presidency?

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) January 26, 2019

TOENSING: Why Did Christopher Wray Allow Mueller Gang To Use 29 FBI Agents On 66-Year Old Roger Stone?

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 00:38
By Victoria Toensing

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Chris Wray should hang his head in shame. At a time when he should be restoring the FBI’s reputation after Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and others tarnished its image as our country’s premier law enforcement agency, he allowed 29 gun slinging agents to make a predawn arrest of former Trump advisor Roger Stone.

Stone is not a drug dealer, nor is he a terrorist. Stone is charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to the special counsel. Significantly, the alleged false statements specified in the indictment were about conduct, which, if admitted, was not criminal.

I prosecuted drug dealers. I never sent more than a handful of agents to arrest them, and these were were gun toting, vicious dudes. Stone does not own a gun nor does he even have a license to do so.

I supervised the prosecution and, thus, the capture of foreign terrorists. The FBI never sent 29 agents to capture even the most dangerous.

Department of Justice protocol for non-violent defendants with no flight risk is to contact defense counsel and arrange a time to appear in federal court for arraignment. Stone has claimed for months that he was about to be indicted. Yet, he did not flee. He has stated that his passport is expired. The judge did not find Stone a flight risk, releasing him on his own signature.

The reason for not sending armed agents unnecessarily into an arrest situation is the possibility of danger to law enforcement, the defendant, and family members. Stone’s deaf wife was still in bed at 6:00 a.m. when the agents barked “Open up. It’s the FBI.” The announcement is intended to alert people inside not to fight and to voluntarily open the door. But Stone’s wife would have had no idea what was happening. Are we to believe that after over a year of tracking Stone’s every move and reading all his correspondence, Mueller’s henchmen did not know this fact?

Worse, someone with the FBI or Mueller’s team dropped a dime on CNN, which sent a reporter who falsely claimed he was only there because of “reporter’s instinct.” The presence of the press was intended to send a message: “If you cross Mueller, you will be publicly humiliated.”

On Thursday, Wray denounced the partial government shutdown by posting on the FBI website that “It takes a lot to get me angry, but I’m about as angry as I have been in a long, long time.” It is time for him to get angry about how Mueller’s team used the FBI. He can start by investigating who got CNN to the arrest scene.

Victoria Toensing served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department from 1984-1988, where she established the department’s Terrorism Unit. She is founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm  diGenova & Toensing, LLP.

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Larwyn's Linx: Why Trump went for a 21-day suspension of the partial shutdown

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 14:27
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Why We Fight, by Sebastian Gorka: Understanding and defeating our enemies, foreign and domestic.
Why Trump went for a 21-day suspension of the partial shutdown: Thomas Lifson
President Announces Deal to Reopen Government Without Border Funding: CTH
Pelosi and Schumer: “We Hope Donald Trump Learned his Lesson”: CTH

Can Congress do a border deal in just three weeks? 'A lot of ... issues': Al Weaver
‘Have I not been clear...?’ Pelosi rejects American border security: Lindsey McPherson
Dems in quandary over support for House resolution that rejects Antisemitism: Rick Moran

The Great Awakening: Breaking the Chains of the Democratic Party: TGA
Cruor Viaticus: John Q. Publius
Marc Elias Redistricting Map Picked by Virginia Court Could Flip Control to Dems: Joe Schoffstall

Who Leaked the Bogus WikiLeaks Email About Don Jr.?: Julie Kelly
Roger Stone's SWAT team arrest: Are we even America anymore?: Patricia McCarthy
Mueller Hit Stone Because Major FBI Scandal Out Today: Jim Hoft

Economy

Three Airports Ground to Halt: Bill McMorris
Trump signs bill ending longest shutdown in US history: Caitlin Yilek
More anchor babies born to illegals in L.A. than 14 states' total birth: Michael F. Haverluck (2018)

Scandal Central

The Roger Stone Raid is a Blatant Product of Mueller-FBI-Media Collusion: Daniel Greenfield
Roger Stone Discusses His Political Indictment With Tucker Carlson: CTH
Tripwire: Schiff Sends HPSCI Transcripts to Mueller, Does Not Release Publicly: CTH

Media

U.K. Telegraph Issues Published Apology to First Lady Melania Trump: CTH
Maybe Ocasio-Cortez Keeps Getting Fact-Checked Because She Keeps Saying Wrong S**t: Alex Griswold
Stolen valor: Native American activist Nathan Phillips lied that he was a 'Vietnam vet': Alana Goodman

Levin on Trump’s 3-week funding deal: ‘I want to see the bottom line’: Nate Madden
Alan Dershowitz Responds to the Roger Stone Indictment: CTH
Levin: ‘Count me out. I’m not going in on amnesty’: Carmel Kookogey

World

Trump pulls out the tyrant-slayer for Venezuela's dictator Maduro: Monica Showalter
While Media Accuse Trump of Collusion with Russia, He's Fighting Russia in Venezuela: Daniel Greenfield
The F*** of the Irish: Ireland Advances Vile Anti-Israel Bill: Aussie Dave

Iran Is Still on Its Way to Getting Nukes: Aaron Kliegman
Iran's Kidnapping Industry: Majid Rafizadeh
Amid threat of new sanctions, Iran accuses France of ‘destabilizing’ Middle East: TOI

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Israel Kamikaze Drones are Destroying Syria’s Air Defenses: Sebastien Roblin
Tech Review:1) Breakup Amazon? Google? 2) China's Growth Rate Slows: DomainMondo
Green Electricity Grid Collapses During Aussie Heatwave: Eric Worrall

Cornucopia

Schadenboner Time: GoC
Sundance Saturday: MOTUS
Report: White House Drafting $7 Billion National Emergency Draft Wall Plan: TruePundit

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QOTD: "Almost all of the crimes Mueller has indicted people for occurred as the result of the Mueller investigation." --Alan Dershowitz

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