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Forget about Impeachment, Here's a Legal Case that Actually Matters: Charles Ortel
An Open Letter to Republicans: You Can’t Let Up: Daniel Bobinski
Another Democrat Says They’ll Nuke Senate Filibuster To Get Gun Control: Cam Edwards
New Polls Driving Club Message: Sanders Lead Now “Slim” in New Hampshire: CTH
Virginia takes first step on gun ban: Paul Bedard
China Pete Buttigieg Refuses to Answer Half of NYT Foreign Policy Survey: WFB
What Would Explain Mayor Pete’s Appeal to Voters? Dan Bongino Nails it: RS
Buttigieg Reaps the Whirlwind: Jon Gabriel
Coronavirus Cuomo to Sue Administration Over 'Trusted Traveler' Ban: Rick Moran
Cuccinelli: New York reintroduced 'the main problem' that allowed 9/11: Rafael Bernal
Michigan ‘prosecutor’ considering release of 90 convicted murderers: Daniel Horowitz
EconomyClimate Activist Plan to Use Dodd-Frank Banking Laws to Force Fossil Fuel Divestment: Eric Worrall
San Fran Official In Charge of ‘Clean Streets’ Arrested by FBI for 'Corruption': Hannity
Blowout Jobs Report – Best Monthly Gain in Nearly Five Years: Bongino
Scandal CentralScalise: I've seen classified files showing 'people ought to go to jail' over Durham probe: Andrew Mark Miller
Too Big To Jail?: CTH
Political Violence – Man Drives Van into Trump Voter Registration Event in Jacksonville, Florida: CTH
MediaRudy Giuliani Discusses the Evidence of Corruption The DOJ and Congress are Intentionally Ignoring: CTH
Steve Bannon -vs- Bill Maher: CTH
France Quietly Reintroducing the Crime of Blasphemy: Giulio Meotti
'In Trump's World There Is No Can't,' Says Rush In Heartwarming Retelling of SOTU Medal Ceremony: Megan Fox
James Woods Thinks ‘Nuclear Cockroach’ Hillary Clinton Has ‘Solid Chance’ To Become 2020 Nominee: Joseph Curl
Mike Bloomberg: Those Uneducated Midwest Rubes Are Just Too Stupid for Trans Bathrooms: Tyler O’Neil
WorldChina's Highest Level Bio-safety Laboratory: Viable Opposition
Huawei’s Human Rights Record Has Been Shamefully Ignored : David Alton
How the Coronavirus Made Globalization a Deadly Threat: Spiegel
Part 2 Singapore #Coronavirus Outbreak: Things I do at home nowadays.: Startup-Nomad
50,000 New Coronavirus Infections Per Day in China?: MishTalk
PM Lee Hsien Loong on the coronavirus situation in Singapore: Straits Times
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)Half of secondary virus infections occur in incubation period: study: Kyodo News
Critics Say China Has Suppressed And Censored Information In Coronavirus Outbreak: Emily Feng
‘Definitely too late’ to stop spread of coronavirus, expert says: Jackie Salo
Friday Funny: Manntastic claims require Manntastic evidence: Anthony Watts
But They’re Worried About Plastic Straws and Grocery Bags…: MOTUS
New study an eye-opener on how coronavirus is spreading and how little we know: Dr. Tom Frieden
CornucopiaReverting to Form: Cold Fury
Elizabeth Warren Sneaks Off Private Jet Under Large Cardboard Box: Bee
The Best is Yet to Come: CTH
From empty shopping streets to shuttered stores, the rapid spread of the #coronavirus is taking a toll on global retailers.@TomMackenzieTV walked the streets of Beijing to see what happens when Chinese consumers stay home.
Read more via @business: https://t.co/3v0HEShYTo pic.twitter.com/u9VaaT5wwh
Larwyn’s Linx: Vindman Brothers, Allegedly Complicit in the Impeachment Coup Effort, Escorted Out of White House
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Trump Continues To Clean House, Fires Ambassador Gordon Sondland: Ryan Saavedra
GTFO – Ambassador to EU, Gordon Sondland, Removed: CTH
Born Loser From the Start: Lloyd Billingsley
Trump: Vindman is 'out' because he had 'problems with judgment': John Gage
Sanders: The United States Is a ‘Racist Society’: Cameron Cawthorne
What Will Democrats Lie About Next?: Stu Cvrk
No Tingles – Chris Matthews is Very Worried About The “Socialism” of Bernie Sanders: CTH
Christopher Steele Is Not Happy That Trump Slammed The ‘Fake Dossier’: Chuck Ross
Marxist Pete Buttigieg has his own Frank Marshall Davis: Church Militant
Buttigieg frames Biden as an establishment dinosaur: Emily Larsen
Biden campaign implodes: Steve Guest
EconomyNEC Director Larry Kudlow Discusses Excellent “Blowout” Jobs Report: CTH
An Al Qaeda Leader Came to America as a Refugee, And Applied for Disability for Bullet Wounds: Daniel Greenfield
Boom: CG Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, Named to Lead Puerto Rico Aid and Recovery Effort…: CTH
Scandal CentralBio-warfare experts question why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China: Tom Blackwell
How China’s efforts to shape coronavirus story fuelled crisis: Peter Goff
Confidential banking records related to Hunter Biden in Senate hands: Report: Alana Goodman
MediaThe Era of Limbaugh: Matthew Continetti
TMZ catches up with Rush Limbaugh after getting the Medal of Freedom: Scoop
The Presidential Medal of Freedom: It’s Just So Beautiful: EIB
Video: Harvey Weinstein Cracking Sex Joke, Thanking Bloomberg For Helping Movie Company: Chuck Ross
Mike Bloomberg Is Paying ‘Influencers’ to Make Him Seem Cool: Scott Bixby
New ‘bombshell’: Fox News has briefing book impugning network’s own sources on Ukraine: J.E. Dyer
WorldIPhone Maker Foxconn Warns Staff to Keep Away From Shenzhen Base: Bloomberg
Coronavirus: panic buying shows no sign of ending in Hong Kong: SCMP
Singapore raises risk alert to SARS level as coronavirus cases rise to 33: CNBC
British honeymooner among dozens of new cases reported on quarantined cruise ship: Independent
Scared, angry passengers are trapped on three cruise ships amid coronavirus outbreak: CNN
Coronavirus: Singapore urges calm after panic buying hits supermarkets amid outbreak fears: SCMP
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)The next two weeks to tell hus how bad the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic will be: James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
Pangolins may have spread coronavirus to humans: What to know about the Wuhan virus: USA Today
Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time: Lauran Neergard
Experts monitoring coronavirus for signs of tipping point in coming weeks: Ivan Semeniuk
Global Warming's 50 Years of Fraud: Jack Hellner
The Insignificance of Greenland’s Ice Mass Loss in Five Easy Charts…: David Middleton
CornucopiaMeet Titania McGrath, the Wokest SJW on Twitter: Reason
Who is the most intimidating athlete of all time? Why?: Angel Santiago
Caturday, Whether You Need It Or Not: MOTUS
You're going to see a ton of similar pieces trying to preemptively delegitimize the 2020 election. https://t.co/juXmIriyUB— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) February 7, 2020
Watch: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews tackles Joe Biden’s campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders over why the candidate is hiding from the national media: “You’ve been hiding from us, release Joe Biden!” pic.twitter.com/ZcMkeLJJHz— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) February 8, 2020
February 7, 2020I simply can't understand this. Why would they not quarantine this vessel? Via BadBlue News.
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The Most Insane Immigration Bill Ever: Tucker Carlson
Nancy Pelosi ‘pre-ripped’ pages of Trump’s SOTU speech, video shows: Tamar Lapin
Flynn was the “Insurance Policy”: Roscoe B. Davis
‘They Stuck With Me’: Trump Ends Speech Thanking Melania, Barron: Justin Caruso
Transcript of President Trump Remarks on Impeachment Acquittal: CTH
Buttigieg, the Iowa caucus "winner," advised by Iran terror supporter: Heshmat Alavi
Iowa Updates: Bernie Sanders Declares Victory – DNC Club Calls for Recount: CTH
Mitt Romney Is No Shining Example Of Political Principle: Josh Hammer
Trump’s Global Entry suspension in New York is another slap at Blue State elites: Jake Novak
ICE arrests 115 illegals during 5-day. sweep, including man wanted for murder in Brazil: NJ
Three Glorious Days of Democrat Agony: Kurt Schlichter
EconomyUS productivity up 1.7% in 2019, best gain in 9 years: Martin Crutsinger
Important – Secretary Mnuchin Interview With Maria Bartiromo: CTH
America’s Quiet Policing Crisis: Charles Fain Lehman
Scandal CentralKey witness told Team Mueller that Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine was fabricated.: John Solomon
House Republicans Rebuke FBI Director Wray for Tepid Response to Damning IG Report: Bongino
Devin Nunes Responds to DC Media Efforts Protecting DC ‘Resistance’ Operations: CTH
FBI Director Christopher Wray: Steele dossier and former FBI employees are being scrutinized: Jerry Dunleavy
Mr. Vindman May Soon Be Removed From White House: CTH
Naming names: Obama Contributors and the Stimulus Scandal: WhiteOut (2018)
MediaHow Romney Begat Trump: Fuzzy Chimp
Greg Gutfeld fires back at critics of Trump's post-impeachment remarks: 'I would be screaming': Yael Halon
Will Romney’s betrayal finally get conservatives focused on our OWN priorities?: Daniel Horowitz
WorldFBI points to China as biggest U.S. law-enforcement threat: Reuters
Amid spate of Palestinian attacks, Israel’s security forces seek to prevent an explosion of violence: Yaakov Lappin
Trump announces death of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen after US strike: Brett Samuels
White House Announces Elimination of al-Qaeda Leader Operating in Yemen: CTH
Antisemitic Outrages in UK Climb for Fourth Straight Year, New Report Reveals: Algemeiner
‘Light A Candle’: Death Of Chinese Doctor Sparks Mourning, Anger: OAN
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)A Long-Lost Legendary Roman Fruit Tree Has Been Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds: Michelle Starr
Motorola Razr's hinge 'broke' after 27,000 folds in durability test: Engadget
New commuter concern: Cancerous chemical in car seats: EurekAlert
CornucopiaWindow of Opportunity: Stilton’s Place
Kirk Douglas’s quintessential American Jewish life: Jonathan S. Tobin
The Best is Yet to Come: MOTUS
Whether he realizes it or not, Andrew Weissmann just admitted what we always knew:
The purpose of the Mueller investigation was "trying to get rid of" President Trump and laying a perjury trap
The President didn't fall for it, and the truth WON pic.twitter.com/YcOWi9Bybz
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Trump Acquitted Forever; McConnell Calls Effort ‘a Colossal Political Mistake’: Debra Heine
Acquitted: Now Let’s Get Down To Business…: CTH
GOP Senators Waste No Time Investigating Hunter Biden: Chuck Ross
Pelosi rips McConnell as 'rogue leader' after Trump acquittal: Justine Coleman
Top Romney Adviser Worked With Hunter Biden at Burisma: Erielle Davidson (2019)
Bloomberg: Only Police Should Have Guns, Not an “Average Citizen”: CrimeResearch
Warren grasps to hang on in New Hampshire after weak Iowa results: Emily Larsen
Malarkey: Club Takes Over Caucus Accounting From Iowa Democrat Party: CTH
Romney’s Discreditable, Dishonest Vote: Conrad Black
Sign placed on IDP's building voices frustration over caucus results: KCCI Des Moines
Is There a Market Where I Can Short Liberals?: Coulter
Scandal CentralGOP senators request Hunter Biden travel records from Secret Service: Daniel Chaitin
Rep. Jim Jordan Discusses Impeachment Acquittal and Director Wray Testimony: CTH
What Do You Mean You Need to Move 35 Trillion (with a "T") Dollars at the Pentagon?: WQTH
MediaMark Levin wipes the floor with MSNBC’s Lawrence O'Donnell: PJM
Senator Susan Collins Calls Atlantic Writer David Frum’s Claim ‘Very Sexist’: Tristan Justice
Democrat callers into C-SPAN torch Pelosi, say they will NEVER vote Democrat again: Scoop
WorldCoronavirus overtakes SARS: In Graphics: SCMP
Wuhan coronavirus death toll soars past 560: PNN
Coronavirus live updates: Beijing city bans group meals as China death toll hits 563: Saheli Roy Choudhury
'Compulsory quarantine' on all arrivals to Hong Kong from mainland China – as it happened: Guardian
The Lies We Are Being Told About The Coronavirus: Brandon Smith
China Cuts Tariffs on $75 Billion of US Imports : VOA
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)Coronavirus Disrupts Display Panel Production in China, Spurring Supply Shortfalls and Rising Prices: IntEng
Scientists bewildered after monster galaxy ‘dies’ without warning: Ben Cost
Google Censors Rand Paul’s Speech Naming the Whistleblower: Eric Lendrum
CornucopiaWait… Trump Can Have His Impeachment Expunged?: Jazz Shaw
Limbaugh's black producer: Racism charge against Rush is 'slanderous': WND
Schiff: Trump to dump Alaska and become King of Florida: Cube
Pelosi ripped up a speech & in doing so, shredded Dem credibility, underscoring their failing to applaud low unemployment for women & minorities, a dead evil terrorist, a Tuskegee airman getting honored, a military family getting reunited, and a little girl getting a scholarship.— Razor (@hale_razor) February 5, 2020
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Mini-Mike Ad Uses Obama-Era Footage Of Caged Migrants To Ding Trump: Jason Hopkins
Club Moves – Bloomberg Jumps into Third: CTH
‘Inconsistencies’ In Dem Iowa Caucus Reporting, Conspiracies Explode: Ryan Saavedra
'Not a hack': Iowa Democratic Party defends delay in release of caucus results: Naomi Lim
After Epic 'Nightmare' in Iowa, App Built by Secretive Firm Debated: Jake Johnson
Mission Accomplished: Chaos in Iowa Caucuses Helps, Hurts the Right Candidates: CTH
Never Trump challengers fizzle in Iowa voting: Byron York
Trump compares botched Iowa caucuses to Obamacare site rollout: Madison Dibble
Trump: Pelosi Didn't Want Impeachment, Acquittal Is 'Her Worst Nightmare': Tyler O’Neil
Club Moves – Bloomberg Jumps into Third: CTH
No Citizenship Proof Required for Voter ID at DMV?: M.D. Kittle
EconomyMike Bloomberg's Offers to Latinos: $15 Per Hour Plus Mass Migration: Neil Munro
How Obamacare Rations Care for the Sick: Devon Herrick
How the auto industry highlights the wisdom of James Madison: Scott Rasmussen
Scandal CentralRand Paul: Did Six Members of Adam Schiff Staff and NSC Plan Impeachment in Advance?: CTH
Illinois corruption investigation breaks wide open with guilty plea of state senator for bribery: John Ruberry
Corruption Coverup: Nadler Schedules FBI Hearing With Chris Wray on Same Day as Impeachment Vote: CTH
MediaPrayers – Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Advanced Lung Cancer: CTH
Theft Near White House of Investigative Reporter John Solomon's Laptop: Paul Sperry
'There is nobody like him': Trump wishes Rush Limbaugh a 'speedy recovery' after cancer diagnosis: Mike Brest
The Right Stuff: Perspective, content critical elements in society: Jim McCully
The Question That Explains Almost Everything: Dennis Prager
How We Prepared for 2020: DNC Chairman Tom Perez
WorldSen. Tom Cotton Shreds China's Official Virus Story, Hints at 'Super Laboratory': Jared Harris
The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in 'Palestine': Khaled Abu Toameh
Raytheon Engineer Arrested For Taking US Missile Defense Secrets To China: WZ
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)The race to develop a coronavirus vaccine: Cassidy Morrison
Bill Gates & the Coronavirus Conspiracy: Global Intel Hub
Snow and Ice Pose a Vexing Obstacle for Self-Driving Cars: Will Knight
CornucopiaDNC Mulls Asking Donald Trump To Run As Democrat In Effort To Stop Sanders: The Onion
And That’s a Rap!: MOTUS
Halftime Show Reduces Risk Of Wardrobe Malfunction By Eliminating Most Of Wardrobe: Bee
Sheesh, how long does it take to rig a vote against Bernie?— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 4, 2020
Earlier today, Rush Limbaugh revealed that he is suffering from an advanced form of lung cancer. After ruling out asthma, heart issues, etc., his doctors discovered the true reasons for his symptoms.
Rush Limbaugh is a hero. A fearless advocate of free speech, he pioneered the genre of conservative talk radio after President Reagan helped overturn "The Fairness Doctrine". That ill-fated FCC policy required every political view to be offset with an opposing view, which represents an absurd repudiation of the First Amendment.
Limbaugh's focus on politics, history and human experience resonated throughout America. His pragmatic genius helped open the door for a range of political opinion. Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and a range of other conservative superstars are the result.
He has made a huge difference to the course of American history. I encourage you to say a prayer tonight for Mr. Limbaugh.
Do you feel violated? America was raped by the Democrats!: Mark Vogl
Nancy Pelosi Discreetly Gives a Warning to Democrats About Supporting Bernie Sanders: RS
Psst, Democrats — your authoritarianism is showing: Exam
Democrats: Trump’s Acquittal Doesn’t Count: David Rutz
Democrats' Total Failure and Utter Humiliation Delights All Real Americans: Kurt Schlichter
'He’s a communist': Trump trashes Sanders ahead of Iowa caucuses: Examiner
Look – Headline: “New South Carolina Poll is a Disaster for Joe Biden”: CTH
China Joe Accuses POTUS of “Fearmongering” Coronavirus With Entry Changes: CTH
Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update for February 3, 2020: BattleSwarm
'He’s a communist': Trump trashes Sanders ahead of Iowa caucuses: Exam
House Democrat 'disturbed' by arrest of illegal immigrant with multiple felony convictions: Andrew Mark Miller
EconomyWhy Are Liberal Cities Such a Mess?: Steve Feinstein
How Do We Rescue Young People From Socialism?: Daniel J. Mitchell
Coronavirus as a Financial Contagion – Chinese Markets Suffer Steep Losses: CTH
Scandal CentralPreventing Another ‘Crossfire Hurricane’: Jed Babbin
Report: Kerry Concerned As Biden Plummets: Both Had Sons Cash-in on China/Ukraine: CTH
Study Reveals the Absurd Conformity of Higher Education: Jarrett Stepman
MediaSunday Talks: Steve Bannon Discusses “The Crime of the Century”, the “Soft Coup”: CTH
Jake Tapper jabs Joe Biden for not appearing on Sunday shows ahead of Iowa caucuses: Madison Dibble
Explosive Leaked Confession of Domestic Abuse of Johnny Depp Turns #MeToo Upside Down: Megan Fox
Rahm to Bernie Backers: Democrats Can Win Without You: Paul Crookston
Faulty Assumptions Lead to Fake News About Climate Change: Kevin Dayaratna
Hillary Clinton Criticizes Iowa Caucuses as ‘Very Undemocratic’: Charlie Spiering
WorldWatch: Massive Brexit Celebration Destroys Years-Long Media Gaslighting: Megan Fox
US troops who recently traveled to China quarantined in South Korea amid coronavirus outbreak: Caitlin Yilek
Europe Cowers in Front of Iran and Hezbollah: Soeren Kern
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)The China coronavirus is now at the center of Hong Kong’s protests: Mary Hui
A guy wheeled around 99 phones in a cart to create traffic jams on Google Maps: Adamya Sharma
Attacking Driverless Cars with Projected Images: Schneier
CornucopiaReview: ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words’: Paul Crookston
The Big Game: Stilton’s Place
Whizzers of LOLZ: Earl of Taint
Impeachment isn’t the end.
To stop these frivolous investigations & start governing, we have to flip the House.
How? Unseat the leader of the Dem campaign arm, who spends millions spreading misinformation here in Texas.
Donate. Beat her. Defend TX. https://t.co/JGw5PorQtZ pic.twitter.com/w9qgkLCip3
In Trump impeachment trial, Senate right to block new witness testimony: Andrew McCarthy
The Biden Purpose is Finished – Watch How Fast He Plummets: CTH
Franklin Delano Quid Pro Quo: Paul Kengor
Vote To Acquit Trump Postponed as Moderate GOP Senators Rebel: The Hill
This whole pathetic impeachment effort was worse than a waste of time: Josh Hammer
DNC members discuss rules change to stop Sanders at convention: David Siders
Tlaib Boos Hillary At Bernie Rally, Hillary Slams Bernie: Karen Townsend
Rivals warn Sanders campaign plans to game Iowa results: Natasha Korecki
Rand Paul Points Out an Interesting Truth About Eric Ciaramella: Elizabeth Vaughn
Schumer: Voters Shouldn’t Decide 2020 Election – The Swamp Should: Jarrett
Senators Graham and Cruz Discuss the Backroom Impeachment Discussion: CTH
Bernie Screwed Again: CNN/Iowa Paper Refuse To Publish Final Poll Showing Sanders In Lead: CTH
Bernie Supporter Michael Moore Furious at DNC For Supporting Billionaire Bloomberg: CTH
Biden: ‘I’ve Forgotten What the Hell I Was Going to Say’: Grabien
EconomyWashington Dems Push Mandatory LGBTQ Sex Ed for Kindergartners: Dr. Susan Berry
Congress Proposes Bill To Overturn ‘Right to Work’ States: Growing labor unions at a national level: Michelle Mears
UC Berkeley, others accused of fueling racism amid Coronavirus outbreak: The Hill
Scandal CentralWhere are the Prosecutions for Fast and Furious?: Rachel Alexander
Senator Paul Compares Strzok and Page FBI Plot to Misko and Ciaramella NSC Plot: CTH
California Teachers: Too Many of Us Are Getting Hit, Kicked, and Punched by Students: WAT
MediaThe FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich: Craig Murray
Trump Super Bowl Ad: America Is Stronger, Safer, And More Prosperous: Tim Hains
CNN’s Chief Legal Analyst Waves the White Flag: RS
WorldBrexit Is Served: BattleSwarm
Is Wuhan Coronavirus A Bioweapon? Here are what the facts say.: Chris Chia
Islamic Terrorists Hack Thirty-Six People To Death With Machetes: Andrew Bieszad
How China’s Xi Jinping destroyed religion and made himself God: Steven W. Mosher
How Beijing kept the world in the dark as coronavirus spread: Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers
Boris’s ‘deal’ won’t take back control: Jon Holbrook
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)2 California bases picked as possible coronavirus quarantine sites: Alex Wigglesworth
China Names HIV Drugs in Treatment Plan for New Virus: Bloomberg
Exclusive: German lawyer sues Expedia for denying service to Israeli: Benjamin Weinthal
CornucopiaTolkien’s Deadly Dragons: Joseph Loconte
AOTW 1-31-2020: GOC
Impeachment, Super Bowl, Brexit and Groundhog Day. Oh My!: MOTUS
I have questions https://t.co/Dcf1OVSWu6— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 1, 2020
Blue Collar Boom
Folks, this is real. This week we saw homeownership of families with income below median soar faster than richer families to highest level since 1Q 2011. Consumer sentiment of those earnings $15,000 or less surged to highest level since 2000 as prospects improve.
Democrats cannot possibly sustain the argument that they should have witnesses, whom they failed to call among the 17 they had in the House of Representatives (which they control) but the Republican Senate majority cannot call witnesses on behalf of the president.
Peggy Noonan, the most believable of the media Trump-bashers because she is such a generally fair-minded person, proposed on January 25 in the Wall Street Journal that the Democrats call John Bolton, who they know would be a hostile witness against the president, and Mick Mulvaney, who could continue to explain his unforgivable butchery of an answer to a reasonable press question about political influence on foreign aid. In return, Noonan offered generously, the Republicans could call Joe Biden—who would then complete his flameout as a candidate or make a brilliant defense and clinch the nomination—and Rudy Giuliani, so the Democrats could try the Lev Parnas case for their own delectation. (Parnas is an indicted former associate of Giuliani negotiating his plea bargain.)
This is fairness according to Peggy Noonan: a perfect bipartisan solution of four home-run witnesses for the Democrats and four prearranged strikeouts for the Republicans.an outrage and a disgrace. As anti-Trump law professor Jonathan Turley testified at the House Judiciary Committee in December, the abuse of power that has occurred has been the impeachment of the president, not any act by the president that has come to light.
The Democrats will not be the only side with witnesses and they cannot allow Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), his senior staff, or the well-known pseudo-whistleblower to testify. If they do the entire sleazy, pre-cooked arrangement will blow up in their faces. But they need the argument that the Republicans blocked John Bolton so they can misrepresent this misbegotten turkey of an impeachment as a convincing case. The argument will be that if the Republicans had not imposed a “cover-up” by preventing Bolton from testifying, it all would have ended differently.
Again, the argument is nonsense. Bolton would not have anything but an opinion and perhaps a recollection of uncertain accuracy in all of the circumstances that Trump was leveraging assistance to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation of the Bidens. It would be a mixture of sour grapes from a fired former adviser and the pressure on all authors of books to sell them. His testimony would not swing the verdict in any event. Nor could the Democrats be sanguine about Hunter Biden’s testimony, as he would be eviscerated by the president’s counsel as a token potential conduit in an influence-peddling operation.
The accusations against President Trump have not got off the ground despite all the venomous and repetitive loquacity of the prosecution managers, Schiff (who chairs the House Intelligence Committee) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). The jig is up: the Democrats have used the nuclear option, played the big Trump card, had their silly impeachment trial and now they are desperately looking for an exit strategy that leaves a political shirt on their backs. So they are clamoring for witnesses, as if they were fearless and had nothing to hide, and hope that the White House and majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) persuade even their nominal co-partisans to stand fast and conclude that the case is so weak, it should end now.
This is all coming as Trump mounts the national and world stage as the supreme single-combat warrior.
Richard Nixon, in contrast, was so stressed by the adoption of articles of impeachment against him that the secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, sent a message to the defense department that no orders from the president committing forces to action should be followed unless countersigned by himself or White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig (a completely unnecessary precaution). Similarly, President Bill Clinton at this point in his impeachment, was in full bunker mode. Yet President Trump has conspicuously increased the tempo of events.
As trial opened, Trump was speaking in Davos—and though he put it more subtly—his point was that he is the only world leader making active progress in narrowing the income disparity gap. Contrary to the oratory of Democrats since Alfred E. Smith in 1928, the lower end of the income range in the United States today, with full employment and sharply declining rates of illegal immigration, is finally gaining occupational income (capital gains are harder to measure), in larger percentage increments than the highest brackets.
As the trial proceeded, the president signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), which all observers, led by traditionally Democratic organized labor, seem to agree is a signal improvement on the preceding Clinton-Bush NAFTA arrangements.
And as the Senate trial approached its climax, Trump unveiled the most comprehensive and realistic proposal for resolution of the Palestinian problem that has yet been devised. The fact that the Palestinians attacked it before it was made public isn’t really relevant, as both major parties in Israel approve of it and the correlation of forces is such (and Hamas and the PLO so discredited) that this arrangement actually has a chance of enactment.
As febrile cable-news Trump-haters start to crack up—Lawrence O’Donnell seems to be having out-of-body experiences as he comments on the bumbling Democrats and Don Lemon burst into uncontrollable laughter over on-air denigrations of Trump-followers—Trump is killing terrorist leaders, signing renegotiated trade deals, and pitching economic growth and rising incomes for the less-skilled workers in a full-employment economy.
Meantime, very few of the questions as the Senate drones on are legally relevant and many, on both sides, are simply requests for more polemics from the House managers and the president’s counsel. No one is watching and it never comes up in the Democratic primaries.
Not the least of the ironies of the impeachment trial is that in almost the same measure that the president did nothing inappropriate, there is no evidence that Hunter Biden did either, and not much that his father did. If a notorious Ukrainian gas company thought it might gain from having close relatives of the vice president and secretary of state on its board, there is nothing wrong with them being well-paid to serve as directors, no matter how ignorant they were of the East European gas industry. And there is nothing wrong with them accepting $83,000-a-month from this source as long as they did not intervene corruptly to try to influence official U.S. policy in a self-serving way.
The former vice president will have to do a better job than he has of explaining why he had a Ukrainian prosecutor fired and thought it a matter to boast about, but he deserves the benefit of the doubt as everyone else does. What Biden cannot do any longer is inflict on the country his unctuous story that he will not comment on the Burisma affair because “It would take attention away from the illegal conduct of the president.” Not even Nadler and Schiff are seriously alleging an illegality against Trump, and Joe Biden is not an acceptable source for such pieties.
When Nadler tells the United States Senate, presided over by the chief justice of the United States, that Alan Dershowitz is the only legal scholar in American history to claim that presidential misconduct that justified removal from office must be illegal, and Dershowitz instantly and reconditely refutes him before the same exalted audience, it is time to ring down the curtain and let the Democrats try to sell the canard that there has been a cover-up.
Nor should the end be delayed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) behaving, as Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) put it, “like a 6-year-old boy playing Batman and running from camera to camera.”
The Democrats will have to give up their pretense of playing moral custodians of the national virtue against a monster who has usurped and abused power. They will have to try to find a presentable nominee from the puny harvest of their declared candidates to run against the incumbent fair and square. Their prolonged attempt at bloodless assassination has failed.
Read more at American Greatness.
Failure of the Democrats’ Bloodless Assassination Attempt: Conrad Black
Fascist Nancy Pelosi Wants President’s Lawyers Disbarred: Jonathan Turley
Democrat Primary Nomination is Bernie’s to Lose: DNC Club Positions Bloomberg: CTH
Compare Vindman, Ciaramella, Misko and Atkinson Network To Pelosi Rule Changes: CTH
Devin Nunes: “Schiff Staff Won’t Quit” – An Impeachment Acquittal “Won’t End This”: CTH
The Federalist Society is Under Attack (Again): Mark Pulliam
Schumer scolds Kamala Harris for laughing at impeachment presser, goes viral: Fox
Why Trump's Des Moines rally should make Democrats nervous: Philip Klein
DNC Plotting Against Sanders Again To Avoid Brokered Convention: Jazz Shaw
Sanders Has Already Drafted ‘Dozens Of Executive Orders’ To Bypass Congress: Polizette
Exclusive Video: Is Bernie Sanders a magnet for anti-Semites?: IPT
NY crime skyrockets, shootings up 60%, after Dem pro-crime moves: Daniel Horowitz
Bolton Stands With the Unelected Bureaucrats Against the Voters: EIB
Feds Discover Longest Cross-Border Tunnel Ever On Southwest Border: Ryan Saavedra
EconomyCruz, Roy introduce bills to fix health care: Cahnman
Wives now out-earn their husbands nearly a third of the time: Nihal Krishan
Dow tumbles 600 points as coronavirus fears rock stocks: Jonathan Garber
Scandal CentralAlways Remember: Obama Stole an Election, Not Trump: Matt Margolis
Why Wasn’t Spygate Impeachable?: George Neumayr
Paul Sperry's Notebook: 'Whistleblower' Censorship Hits Facebook and Senate: Paul Sperry
Paul Sperry's Notebook: 'Whistleblower' Censorship Hits Facebook and Senate: Paul Sperry
CA sheriff forced to reveal concealed carriers’ identities to newspaper: Kyle Perisic
Opera singer danced on an SUV, then crashed through Mar-a-Lago barricades. Cops opened fire: Miami Herald
MediaDershowitz on potential Trump acquittal: 'Nobody should regard him as having been impeached': Caitlin Yilek
Mini-Election Night: Media Freaks Out Over Prospect of Trump Acquittal: EIB
CBS Host on PA Focus Group: If You’re Team Trump, This Is Very Good News for You: Matt Vespa
Here’s Bloomberg’s $10 million gun control Super Bowl ad: Ryan Morgan
CNN’s Priorities: Steven Hayward
WorldTrump’s heroic truth and Israel’s historic opportunity: Caroline Glick
PRC and Coronavirus: The costs of stability at all costs: Dali L. Yang
Britain departs the European Union: Anthony Leonardi
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)If America wants scientific innovation, fix the R&D problem: Robin Burk
Zerohedge Suspended On Twitter: ZH
These close-up photos of the sun could help us forecast space weather: Charlie Wood
CornucopiaCaturday and Aslan Says “Wake Up”: MOTUS
Harvey Weinstein Accuser: Mogul Lacks Male Genitalia: Earl of Taint
Schiff loses at Wheel of Fortune, can't name whistleblower: Cube
What’s very sad is looking at people working in DC right now. Lawmakers, journos, pundits, everyone. They look exhausted and spent and unwell. This sick crusade against Trump is physically grinding down the people who are supposed to be in charge. Sad and unsafe.— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) February 1, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump Directs National Park Service to Make a Few Subtle Changes to Mount Rushmore
"Mount Rushmore is one of the most iconic venues celebrating America's heritage," President Trump stated. "Given former President Obama's executive order, I have hereby directed the National Park Service to alter this amazing landmark."
The President went on to note that, "...Recognizing the Democrats' unwillingness to accept the results of the 2000, 2004, and 2016 elections -- as well as Mr. Obama's documented abuse of the IRS to steal the 2012 election, the NPS has determined the following:
The Mount Rushmore renovations should incorporate elements of (a) the Democrat Party's unwillingness to accept election results; (b) their known abuse of the IRS to interfere with the 2012 presidential election; and (c) their sham impeachment inquiry announced by... Madam Pelossilini.
The NPS artist rendering:
Artist's Depiction: NPS Proposed Changes to Mt. RushmoreYou're welcome, America.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
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Feds Back Off Jailing Gen. Flynn After Stunning News Gov't 'Lied': Victoria Taft
Whatever Happened to the Democratic Primary?: Matthew Continetti
GOP has votes to block witnesses as key senator backs Trump: Susan Ferrechio
In 2010, Bolton Said He'd ‘Absolutely’ Lie About National Security Issues: Sean Davis
Almost 200 People Have Had Their Guns Take Via NJ’s New Red Flag Law: Cove
What If The Vote On Witnesses Is A Tie?: Jazz Shaw
‘F—ing Traitor’: Sen. Collins Shares Abusive Voicemails Ahead of Vote: Cameron Cawthorne
Report: Impeachment Could End Friday: R.S. McCain
Schweizer: Liz Warren Built Fortune Helping Companies She Decries: Hannah Bleau
Sanders Pledges To End Immigration Enforcement, Close Prisons, End Oil Exports: DailyWire
Bernie Sanders praised segregationist George Wallace in 1972: Joseph Simonson
Who Is Kevin Clinesmith?: James Freeman
Zogby: Bloomberg threat real, only Democrat leading Trump: Paul Bedard
Rashida Tlaib says she'll 'strive' to higher standards after blood libel retweet, doesn't apologize: Fox
EconomyNew projections of deficits provoke no response from Congress: Jay Heflin
Scandal CentralChristine Blasey-Bolton’s Book Gig is Up, Courtesy of Mark Levin: Judi McLeod
Soros Backed Not-For-Profit Behind Indictment of Parnas, Fruman: Tracy Beanz
The Department of Justice Coverup of its Spying on Me Continues: Sharyl Attkisson
MediaEric Ciaramella’s Name Is Not a Secret, and #TeamTrump Only Hires Winners: R.S. McCain
Stunning drone video shows devastation from helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 8 others: John Bacon
Hillary Clinton Dodges Rep. Gabbard’s Defamation Lawsuit: OAN
Chief Justice Candy Crowley Roberts intervenes again in favor of Dems and media, but I repeat myself: M. Dowling
Republicans ‘Punch Back Twice as Hard’ With Ad Targeting CNN Elitists: R.S. McCain
CNN Anchors: Democrats ‘Look Like They’re in Trouble’ on Witnesses Vote: Graham Piro
WorldScotland: Cops take down Muslim migrant rape gang, keep it secret: Robert Spencer
7,000 people banned from leaving cruise ship in Italy due to coronavirus – right out of a movie: Ryan Morgan
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Deadlocked: Stilton’s Place
FLOTUS Friday: Unavailable For Ridicule: MOTUS
A side by side comparison of pictures of Adam Schiff and Pat Cipollone, from the last five minutes. This one picture will give you an indication about how the impeachment is going for both sides. pic.twitter.com/32UiSEOAc9— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) January 31, 2020
BREAKING: At Senate presser earlier this afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul compared Eric Ciaramella and Sean Misko to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page plotting to prevent Trump from being president— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) January 31, 2020
The New York Times leaked what President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton allegedly claimed in his forthcoming book about an August 2019 meeting he held with President Trump regarding Ukraine. Bolton is said to have written that President Trump “wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens.” Senate Democrats and a few Republicans such as Senator Mitt Romney would like to hear Bolton’s first-hand testimony. However, it is much ado about nothing. Bolton's testimony would prove nothing of relevance to the Senate impeachment trial.
One legitimately can be skeptical about the timing of the leak, which happened contemporaneously with the Amazon product page for the book going live. One can argue, as Robert Spencer has done, that Bolton sold the president out because “Trump represents a strong challenge to the foreign policy establishment views that have failed again and again, and of which Bolton is a foremost exponent.” But it does not really matter.
Even if, for the purest of reasons, Bolton wants to tell what he knows at the Senate trial about his direct interactions with President Trump concerning the temporary hold on the release of the security assistance, it would not be worth prolonging the Senate trial to hear him.
John Bolton, a long-time neo-conservative hawk, left office following sharp disagreements with President Trump on a variety of foreign policy issues. Keeping security aid to Ukraine flowing without even a temporary pause was just one of those issues that Bolton felt strongly about. Bolton aired his opinions to the president, as he was obliged to do as the presidentially appointed national security adviser. President Trump rejected Bolton’s advice, as the duly elected president is entitled to do. Policy differences, whether between the president and his subordinates or between the president and members of Congress, are not impeachable offenses. Whether Bolton and members of Congress were right, and the president was wrong, does not turn a policy difference into an impeachable offense. And whether the president saw any political benefit in deciding to hold up the release of the security aid temporarily in order to satisfy himself that the supposedly anti-corruption reformist Ukraine government was truly serious about investigating allegations of corruption does not turn his mixed motives for taking an official action into an impeachable offense.
The following are undisputed facts. A much fuller description is provided in the Senate testimony of Pam Bondi.
* Burisma, a major Ukrainian energy company, was run by Mykola Zlochevsky, a reportedly corrupt oligarch.
* Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, joined Burisma’s board in April 2014, the same month his father visited Kiev officially on behalf of the Obama administration and one month after the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office opened a money laundering case into Burisma. Hunter Biden was paid at least $50,000 per month by Burisma, despite having no experience in the field of energy or with Ukraine itself. * Hunter Biden’s tenure on Burisma’s board coincided with his father’s serving as the Obama administration’s point man in Ukraine, ostensibly to influence the policies of Ukraine’s government on matters dealing with corruption and energy issues. House Democrat witnesses called to testify during the impeachment proceeding, including Deputy Assistant Secretary Kent from the Department of State, testified there was at least a potential appearance of a conflict of interest. Hunter Biden himself admitted during an interview that if his last name was not Biden, he probably would not have been asked to be on Burisma’s board.Burisma's founder was under investigation by then-Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, whom Joe Biden demanded in late 2015 be immediately fired. The former vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine if that demand was not met. Biden claimed that he shared with other Western government leaders concerns that Mr. Shokin was not doing enough to combat corruption in his country. However, one of the focal points of grave corruption that Mr. Shokin was investigating at the time was Burisma. The Ukrainian prosecutor general obtained a renewal of a court order to seize the assets of Burisma’s reportedly corrupt owner, Zlochevsky.
On March 29th, 2016, the Ukrainian parliament voted to fire the prosecutor general who was investigating the owner of Burisma, on whose board Hunter Biden sat. Two days after the prosecutor general was voted out, Vice President Biden announced that the U.S. would provide $335 million in security assistance to Ukraine. Soon thereafter, he announced that the U.S. would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. A clear case of quid pro quo.
While Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma and while Joe Biden was still the vice president, a Ukrainian court canceled the Zlochevsky arrest warrant for lack of progress in the case and all legal proceedings against Burisma and Zlochevsky were reportedly closed.
Officials in the Obama State Department were concerned enough about Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma that they prepared Ambassador Yovanovitch on what to say during her confirmation hearings in case she was asked a question on this specific topic.
In short, we know what happened – the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired following Vice President Biden’s demand at a time that his son was serving on Burisma’s board for a nice piece of change. However, we still don’t know why. We do not know for sure what was in Joe Biden’s mind at the time. He could have been trying to help his son. He could have been sincere in his belief that a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor had to go. More likely, he could have had mixed motives. Yet Joe Biden was not subjected to any impeachment proceedings for "abuse of power," even by a Republican-controlled House of Representatives. But that should not mean his conduct while in office is forever immune from the scrutiny of investigators.
President Trump had sufficiently objective reasons, which served a legitimate public purpose, to ask the Ukrainians to investigate what happened involving the closing of an investigation into the corrupt Ukrainian company the former vice president’s son was working for. Joe Biden is not off limits to an investigation of his use of his official powers as vice president just because he is running in 2020 to defeat Donald Trump. Placing Joe Biden off limits would place the former vice president above the law.
President Trump has the constitutional authority as the nation’s chief executive officer to determine foreign policy priorities – not the House of Representatives impeachment managers, not career bureaucrats, and not presidential appointees advising him such as former national security adviser John Bolton. For that reason, it makes no difference whether Bolton is prepared to testify that, over his objections and those of other senior foreign policy advisers, President Trump said that he intended to hold up on releasing the security assistance until he got assurances on Ukrainian investigations of possible wrongdoing by the Bidens in Ukraine in connection with Burisma. In any case, as we all know, the assistance was released without any strings attached. In short, President Trump used his powers appropriately. He certainly did not “abuse” them, whatever that means.
As Professor Dershowitz concluded, “It is inconceivable that the framers would have intended so politically loaded and promiscuously deployed a term as abuse of power to be weaponized as a tool of impeachment. It is precisely the kind of vague, open-ended and subjective term that the framers feared and rejected.”
John Bolton’s book is due for release this March. Let the American voters consider what Bolton has to say about his dealings with President Trump when casting their ballots. If the Senate decides to waste its time and call Bolton to testify, then in all fairness it must also call Hunter Biden.
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IG Report Proves Obama Administration Spied On Trump Campaign: Margot Cleveland
VA Gun-Grabbers Crying ‘Racism’ Following Communist Agenda: David Codrea
The eight ways Adam Schiff fudged the facts in prosecuting Trump's impeachment: Times
Axelrod: Dem Voters I Did Focus Group with Were 'Ready to Move On' from Impeachment: Ian Hanchett
One-Way Bipartisanship: Derrick Wilburn
Dan Bongino Defuses the Mass Hysteria Over Bolton Leaks With the Facts: RS
Senator Graham Predicts Deliberative Conclusion on Friday: CTH
Incredible Footage – Massive Pro Trump Crowd Swarms Wildwood, New Jersey: CTH
EconomyDemocratic socialism – the new name for slavery: Bob Livingston
Scandal CentralWikileaks Proved Maggie Haberman Is a Dem Operative and Her NYT 'Expose' Is Garbage: Megan Fox
Carter Page FISA warrant lacked probable cause, DOJ admits in declassified assessment: Fox
Obama Stole an Election, Not Trump: Matt Margolis
DOJ fires back at John Bolton over accusations in his book: Carlos Garcia
Senators’ Letter Stirs Mystery Over 4 Classified Footnotes In FISA Report: Chuck Ross
Mark Levin has a few questions for Republican Senators who might vote to call witnesses: Scoop
MediaThe Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties, by Christopher Caldwell: Seth Barron
ABC Correspondent: Impeachment Evidence “Circumstantial” “Requires a Leap” to Convict: Jarrett
RNC releases devastating new ad highlighting Don Lemon and guests mocking Trump supporters: Scoop
WorldHarvard Professor Arrested For Failing To Disclose $50,000 Per Month He Received From China: John Sexton
Trump Offers Palestinians Peace and a State; Abbas Calls Him an SOB, Vows to 'Escalate' Resistance: Robert Spencer
Two Turkish Frigates Appear Off Libya Amid Reports Of Troops And Armor Landing Ashore: Joseph Trevithick
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A Universal Law May Govern all Living Beings: Michel Loreau
NFL, Multiple NFL Teams' Twitter Accounts Hacked and Hijacked: Dark Reading
CornucopiaFuzzy Logic: Stilton’s Place
Don’t Do It: Local Firefighters Warn Against TikTok’s Dangerous ‘Outlet Challenge’: KDKA
CBS News Van Towed as Massive Pro-Trump Crowd Swarms Wildwood, NJ: LB1901
Yes, I repeat:
The democrats flushed $1 Million into this race.
Joe Biden even said this race will set the tone for 2020 general election.
Consider the tone set. #HD28
Larwyn’s Linx: House Democrats make an underwhelming case for impeachment—one without a constitutional basis
Trump lawyer reveals how Dems 'hid' a major piece of evidence: Giancarlo Sopo
Dershowitz Pinpoints the One Reason Senate Should Nix Impeachment: Townhall
Where’s Waldo Whistleblower?: Scott Johnson
I Still Think the Trial Has to End This Week So Democrats Can Go to Iowa: EIB
Pence’s Office Forcefully Rejects Reports Trump Tied Ukraine Aid To Biden: Chris White
Senate GOP: Witness deal 'going to be a group of individuals': Susan Ferrechio
Ratcliffe, Meadows, Stefanik, Jordan Deconstruct House Bolton Maneuver: CTH
Background Interviews With Trump Defense Team: CTH
Refuting Bernie Sanders: Richard North Patterson
So That's Why Schiff Won't Release the Transcript of the 18th Witness: Bronson Stocking
Rashida Tlaib Promotes ‘Blood Libel’ Demonizing Jews, Refuses To Apologize: Ryan Saavedra
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Survey: Americans Much More Satisfied with Economy, Race Relations Under Trump: John Nolte
House Democrats to vote to override state 'right-to-work' laws: Sean Higgins
Scandal CentralEditorial: Ethics reform in corrupt Illinois? Go after party leaders or go home: Tribune
Lobbyist bought tropical land from Biden’s brother: Ben Schreckinger
Concerns About Biden’s Role in Ukraine Are Not ‘Baseless,’ Trump Team Argues: Patrick Goodenough
MediaBolton’s Former Top Deputy Blasts Bolton’s Book Maneuvering As ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Inexplicable’: Chrissy Clark
John Bolton Denies 'Coordination' with New York Times After Book Details Leak…: Joshua Caplan
CNN Mocked Trump Voters And Sparked Twitter User to Deliver Blistering Response to Liberal Elite: Matt Vespa
WorldPresident Trump Hosts Oval Office Meeting With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: CTH
75th Anniversary Of The Holocaust Liberation: NoisyRoom
George Galloway Doubles Down on Antisemitic Blood Libel: David Lange
Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)CDC Split With China on Coronavirus Spread as Possible U.S. Cases Hit 110: Olivia Messer
Coronavirus may have originated in lab linked to China's biowarfare program: Bill Gertz
Coronavirus outbreak: SF center ready in case illness hits here, officials say: Dominic Fracassa
‘PigeonBot’ unveiled and can bend its wings like a real bird: Christopher Carbone
Britain won't ban Huawei equipment from 5G network in major setback for US: Caitlin Yilek
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Here's Looking Atchoo!: Stilton’s Place
In his remarks Saturday, Jay Sekulow read part of the recently declassified order from FISC on the FISA warrants against Carter Page. Two of the 4 applications have been deemed invalid, meaning unlawful. The other 2 are under review at DOJ. That’s why... https://t.co/SDBYzKz6yf— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) January 28, 2020
Nor did it matter that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz found no justification of “collusion” in the Steele dossier to justify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants it issued to spy on Carter Page.
Both the Mueller and Horowitz investigations confirmed that even the partisan and warped FBI “Crossfire Hurricane” intrigues could find no Russian-Trump collusion.
And yet the House impeachment managers cannot finish a sentence without exclaiming “Russian collusion,” as if it has now transmogrified into some exotic foundational myth.
Remember, no sooner had Mueller found no collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Kremlin and no actionable obstruction than the progressives narrative was recalibrated into Ukrainian.
Yet it is now as if neither Mueller nor Horowitz ever existed, as if we have forgotten the thousands of hours of investigation that found no Russian collusion, but indeed discovered the systematic warping of the FISA court by allegations of such falsities. As if to prove that the Mueller investigation was never biased, Andrew Weissmann now appears on MSNBC as a legal analyst to continue what he once did for Mueller, in the manner of the post-Russian “collusion” careers of Andrew McCabe, James Comey, and James Clapper.
The Left is hooked on Trump and cannot quit him. If they cannot destroy him politically, they hope to destroy him physically.
In truth, impeachment started the very week Donald Trump was inaugurated by articles of impeachment introduced in the House of Representatives by 58 Democrats.
Obama Administration holdover and then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates targeted Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, with the fossilized Logan Act and began to resist Trump’s executive orders. Soon Trump opponents sued Trump under the equally ossified Emoluments Clause in the Constitution. In no time, Democrats were seeking to remove Trump as mentally unfit under the 25th Amendment. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplated rounding up cabinet members to declare him insane and the requisite Ivy-League “expert” was pulled out of central casting to diagnose the never-examined patient Trump in absentia as crazy.
Meanwhile, fired FBI Director James Comey leaked confidential memos of conversations with the president, in an admitted—and successful—bid to secure a special counsel to investigate Trump for “Russian collusion.”
At times, various characters, such as the now-indicted Michael Avenatti and now-jailed former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, swore Trump had broken various laws and would be removed from office. An indicted Lev Parnas now takes their place as the Democrats’ new and one real—though, again, criminal—truthteller.
A former Trump liaison, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, held lurid interviews and press conferences about “hush money,” which Trump’s opponents sought, unsuccessfully, to translate into actionable campaign finance law violations. And as soon as Trump was elected, his political opponents sued to release his IRS tax returns.
Resistance from Within
Less formal but even more alarming efforts at removing or neutering Trump were embraced by the Washington elite, federal bureaucracy, and some Trump establishment appointees.
Former Obama official Rosa Brooks wrote an article discussing ways to remove Trump, including the idea of a military coup. An anonymous administration official penned a New York Times op-ed, and later a book, bragging that he was one of many officials in the executive branch trying to disrupt the operation of the administration. Apparently, all these misfits thought they were playing the role of Lieutenant Tom Keefer using his supposedly superior wit to take down a crazy Captain Queeg.
Several tell-all accounts from former Trump appointees, muckrakers, and Washington insider journalists variously alleged that Trump and his family were either criminally minded or unhinged. A “whistleblower” worked with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to lodge a complaint against Trump, alleging second-hand knowledge of a Trump phone call, purportedly leveraging Ukrainian help in investigating supposed Hunter Biden corruption to release U.S. aid. The whistleblower now is mute and supposedly remains anonymous because if he were to identify himself and testify under oath, his motivations, activism, and prior relationships with Schiff and Joe Biden would transmogrify him from a cult hero into a conniving anti-Trump activist.
And on and on.
So what happens in the never-ending impeachment story, once the current impeachment indictment leads to an inevitable Senate vote of exoneration?
Another Stormy somewhere? A follow-up to Operation Crossfire Hurricane? Tax returns redux? Whistleblower 2.0? Another New York Times anonymous op-ed resister? Bob Woodward’s sequel? More leaked phone calls? Another impeachment hearing, and another impeachment vote? Schiff’s new version of a presidential call? One more Ivy League psychiatrist distance-diagnosing Trump as nuts? An emoluments clause do-over? More FISA warrants? A newly discovered Trump phone call to Poland, Romania, or Mexico? Lt. Colonel Vindman’s twin?
The Weakest Field in Decades
I mention these post-impeachment psychodramas because they are symptomatic of a sick Democratic patient. Yet the endless effort to destroy Trump before the election in the progressive mind has a certain logic given the current Democratic dilemma.
The Democratic Party is currently struggling with the weakest field of candidates since 1972 or 1984, well apart from the irony that a party that hectors the nation on proportional representation and disparate impact is fine with an all-white debating stage.
Joe Biden offers the only chance of winning the Midwest swing states. Yet he seems to be aging on the campaign trail exponentially, with 10 more—and more frantic—months of campaigning ahead.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) can certainly be nominated, but he cannot win, because the country knows that he would end the United States as we have known it. The scold Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), sanctimonious Pete Buttigieg, and chameleon billionaire Michael Bloomberg can only make the primary race interesting.
The Democratic platform will likely include the “Green New Deal,” a wealth tax, Medicare for All, tuition debt cancellation, higher income taxes, veritable open borders, an end to deportation and perhaps ICE as well, reparations, and a leftwing version of Obama’s failed foreign policy.
In other words, the Democratic agenda is weaker even than the unlucky candidate who will be expected to run on it.
Given those realities, there is a perverse logic in destroying Trump first, and worrying later about offering an alternative agenda. Democrats accept that if Trump is not removed from office, or is not mired in existential scandals, or not physically destroyed, he will likely win in November. The ensuing eight-year Trump reign would destroy not just the Obama legacy, but weaken the entire progressive project for a generation.
Because Trump is not a traditional Republican, the Democrats are bewildered over how to neuter him. His rally audiences are composed of about 40 percent Independents and Democrats. His entire China reset is predicated on saving manufacturing industries, blue-collar jobs, and the industrial heartland—the erstwhile heart of the old Democratic Party.
The supposedly racist Trump appeals to minorities in a way that previous Republican candidates have not, and in ways that transcend his record. For all his loudness and invective, Trump is seen as authentic. He is not condescending. The thought of Trump rolling his r’s or adopting a Hillary or Joe Biden inner-city patois is impossible. Being rough and genuine is usually seen as preferable to smooth and fake.
The Trump effort to stop illegal immigration and thus empower entry-level American job seekers, to fast track energy development, expand deregulation, recalibrate asymmetrical trade, and avoid expeditionary wars abroad have led not just to the strongest economy of the 21st century, but to a different sort of economy based on the idea of full-employment, energy independence, and changing the role of government from obstructer to promoter of free enterprise.
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Democrats don’t talk up their alternate agenda because they know that more regulations, open borders, trade appeasement, banning fracking, and the green new deal, would be the very opposite of Trump’s plan and likely achieve the very opposite of Trump’s results. In this context, destroying Trump is not just the only viable trajectory for the Left, but it is also the only possible narrative. Again, to focus on the current left-wing agenda is slow-motion suicide.
The Democrats know that impeachment will not lead to a conviction. They accept that they are not gaining traction in the polls. They fear that Trump’s wounds heal quickly and what doesn’t destroy him can make him stronger.
So why continue? Again, there is little other alternative. Moreover, addicts do not act logically and the Left is hooked on Trump and cannot quit him. Finally, they hope to destroy Trump physically. He will be 74 in June. By the standards of senior medicine, they feel Trump is locked in a self-destructive cycle: little sleep, little exercise, poor diet, too heavy, too stressed.
Very few politicians in memory could physically endure the invective, hate, and furor aimed at Trump and his family daily over the last three years. Much less, could any president function with 90 percent negative media coverage, moles in the executive branch monitoring his every breath, and an unhinged opposition whose reason to get up in the morning is to end Trump.
The Democrats believe that one more whistleblower, just a bit more impeachment, a little more Nadler or Schiff, a pinch more of Pelosi, or another Ukrainian or Russian liar might finally give Trump a stroke or malignancy. With Trump debilitated, they might have a chance against a more traditional Republican.
We will be down to the elemental after impeachment: if you can’t beat Trump legislatively, judicially, or electorally, and if you can’t impeach, convict him and remove him, perhaps you can simply physically destroy him.
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Wake Me When It’s Over: Sharyl Attkisson
Schiff Continues To Push Russia Hoax, Says Mueller Didn't Clear Trump: David Krayden
Sunday Talks: John Ratcliffe Discusses House Fraud Within Impeachment Articles: CTH
Sunday Talks: Senator Lankford Crushes George Stephanopoulos: CTH
Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update for January 27, 2020: BattleSwarm
Illinois red-light camera probe provides convincing evidence to ban them: John Ruberry
Graham: If Senate Seeks Witnesses, It Would Throw the Country Into Chaos: Susan Jones
Lt. Col. Vindman Facing Calls to Be Court Martialed: Erick Mack
Mark Meadows and Trey Gowdy Discuss Impeachment and FBI FISA Fraud: CTH
Enough “Quid Pro Quo” Gaslighting.: Alex Bruesewitzon (10/19)
EconomyThe climate emergency is a threat to democracy: Tim Black
$TSLAQ: The Tesla Skeptics Who Bet Against Elon Musk: Dana Hull
Democrats Should Be Terrified: Voters Love The Economy and Credit Trump For It: Matt Margolis
Scandal CentralTop British spy report: 'Strong possibility' that anti-Trump dossier was completely fabricated: Daniel Chaitin
FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother: Ebony Bowden
Dem Impeachment Manager Zoe Lofgren Admits Impeachment Is About 2020 Election: Nick Arama
MediaMedia ignore Adam Schiff’s record of lying, fawn over him as hero of impeachment proceedings: Becket Adams
Trump questions why NPR exists after Pompeo clashes with reporter: Justine Coleman
Revelation At Sundance? Hillary Throws Obama Under The Bus: Karen Townsend
Liberal Hacks Compete For 2020’s Top (Or Worst?) Pundit Award: Jeremy Senderowicz
Impeachment Gets Worse Ratings Than Soap Operas: Tristan Justice
Sunday Talks: Alan Dershowitz -vs- Chris Wallace: CTH
Another Carefully Timed NSC Leak? Bolton Book Manuscript Leaked to New York Times: CTH
Bolton slams 'corrupted' National Security Council review process after book leaks: Gregg Re
Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says: MSN
WorldHong Kong declares state of emergency over coronavirus: Zachary Halaschak
China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question US containment strategy: Q13 FOX
Beijing hits back at coronavirus cover-up claims: Daily Mail
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New coronavirus may be much more contagious than initially thought: Jessica Hamzelou
Wuhan seafood market may not be source of novel virus spreading globally: Jon Cohen
CornucopiaKobe Bryant dead: Photo shows grim wreckage of helicopter crash: Aaron Feis
Kobe Bryant among those killed in California helicopter crash: Fox
Probe of Kobe Bryant crash will probably focus on fog, possible mechanical problems, experts say: LAT
When We Were Very Young…: MOTUS
Man Who Bought Rolex Watch in '70s for $345 USD Learns Its Value Is $500,000 to $700,000: Torsten Ingvaldsen
John Bolton is running the exact same revenge playbook against Trump that James Comey used. He’s even using the same agent and leaking to the same reporters. All because he’s mad Trump fired him for leaking and trying to start new wars. It’s so boring and predictable.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 27, 2020
So my question is:
Does Dalrymple's description sound more suitable for the current state of our press versus that of a Communist society? Mark Levin was right, yo. Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.