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Larwyn’s Linx: Forget About Seeing Any Justice For Obamagate

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:14
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Forget About Seeing Any Justice For Obamagate: Kurt Schlichter
Why No Spike as States Reopen?: John Hinderaker
Failures of an Influential COVID-19 Model Used to Justify Lockdowns: Kevin Dayaratna

Illinois business owners could do jail time under Pritzker's new emergency rules: Greg Bishop
Lock Up the Lockdown Governors: Stephen Kruiser
Defiance: There are More of Us Than Them: CTH

Zinke says Biden’s plan to ban fossil fuel drilling on federal lands is ‘nuts’: Abby Smith
BidenWatch for May 18, 2020: BattleSwarm
Lindsey's Obamaphobia: Daniel John Sobieski

HHS: No Coronavirus Spike in Reopened Areas, Only Closed Areas: Bronson Stocking
'Grossly incompetent': Trump fires back at Obama's inane criticism: Emma Colton
Pak Doctor Planning To Carry Out "Lone Wolf" Terror Attacks In US Indicted: NDTV

Economy

Why Illinois Is In Trouble – 109,881 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14B: Forbes
COVID-19 Proves America Needs Economic Nationalism: Spencer P. Morrison
Thousands of Small Jewish-Business Owners Unite To Oppose Cuomo’s Lockdown: YeshivaWorld

Scandal Central

Obamagate Isn’t a Conspiracy Theory: David Harsanyi
‘I am in their crosshairs’: John Brennan says he hasn’t been interviewed by John Durham — yet: Jerry Dunleavy
Arming China -- The Bill Clinton Connection: Michael Ledeen

President Trump Discusses Unmasking of Flynn and Obama’s Political Surveillance – ie. “Obamagate”: CTH
Sunday Talks: Doug Collins Discusses China Confrontation and Mike Flynn Targeting: CTH
AG Barr Not So Confident in FBI Director Chris Wray Anymore – Video: CTH

Media

A Pulitzer for Deeply Flawed ‘1619 Project’ Highlights What’s Wrong With Many Institutions: Jarrett Stepman
Trump Goes After '60 Minutes' Over Interview With 'Fake Whistleblower': Leah Barkoukis
Sunday Talks: Peter Navarro -vs- George Stephanopoulos: CTH

World

President Trump Discusses China’s Cover-Up of Wuhan Virus: Economic Consequences Will Now Increase: CTH
Pompeo warns against Chinese threats to 'interfere' with US journalists in Hong Kong: Carlin Becker
US 'would lose a war with China fought in the Pacific', Pentagon sources warn: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

What Does Facebook’s New Oversight Board Mean for Conservative Posts?: Virginia Allen
You can’t criticize the CCP on YouTube: @shelzang
108 Million People in China Put Into Lockdown After 34 New Coronavirus Cases Detected: Matt Novak

Cornucopia

Stretching Your Stimulus: Stilton’s Place
The Botox Queen's Secret Is Out: Diogenes
Vetting Potential VPs: Earl of Taint

QOTD:

“Do you think that President Obama directed the U.S. intelligence agencies to spy on you?”

President Trump: “Yes, he probably directed them but if he didn’t direct them, he knew everything.”
pic.twitter.com/I1pgsXBlRv

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 17, 2020

REVEALED: John Brennan and the Plot to Overthrow the U.S. Government

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 00:28
By Roger Kimball

Let’s talk about John Brennan a bit. You remember John Brennan. He was Barack Obama’s director of the CIA. Once upon a time, he was an enthusiast for Gus Hall, the Communist candidate for president, for whom he voted in 1976. I can’t think of any better background for the head of the country’s premier intelligence service under Obama. In 2014, having put childish things behind him as St. Paul advised, Brennan spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee. He denied it indignantly. “Nothing could be further from the truth. We wouldn’t do that. That’s just beyond the scope of reason in terms of what we’d do.”

But that was before irrefutable evidence of the CIA’s spying transpired. Then Brennan apologized, sort of. Senators were outraged. They shook their little fists. “What did he know? When did he know it? What did he order?” asked one of the Lilliputians.

Guess what happened to John Brennan for spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee?

If you said “Nothing,” go to the head of the class and collect your gold star.

Nothing happened to Brennan for spying on U.S. senators.

If he could get away with that, what else could he get away with?

How about starting the bogus investigation into fictional “collusion” or “coordination” between the Russians and the campaign, and then the administration, of Donald Trump? How about that?

In Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy offers a meticulously researched overview of the origins and character of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible links between Trump and the Russians. That began in May 2017, shortly after Trump fired James Comey from his post as Director of the FBI. McCarthy also looks carefully at the background to that investigation, operation “Crossfire Hurricane” and several tributary investigations into possible Russian collusion with various U.S. persons and entities. Crossfire Hurricane began on July 31, 2016, about three months before the presidential election.

Was that the beginning of the Obama Administration’s inquiry into Donald Trump’s possible connections with “the Russians”? No, the inquiries begin even earlier. You may remember the excited article in the New York Times,How the Russia Inquiry Began,” from December 20, 2017. According to this story, it all started in London in May 2016. It was a dark-and-stormy night—or at least a night of “heavy drinking”—when “George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to [Alexander Downer] Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.” (In fact, the “heavy drinking” consisted of “a couple of gins and tonic,” but, hey this is the New York Times. Details are for the little people.)

So was it? Was this wet-behind-the-ears minor factotum the fons et origo of the Russian inquiry? Nope. “In truth,” as McCarthy notes in his book, “by then it had been going on for several months—since at least the latter half of 2015, not long after Donald Trump entered the GOP nomination chase and before most anyone had ever heard of George Papadopoulos.”

Ball of Collusion is a herculean investigatory effort. But McCarthy sadly concludes that both the origins and the exact nature of the inquiry remain shrouded in mystery. “When did the investigation start?” he asks. “Why did it start? What kind of investigation was it? It has proved impossible to get straight answers to these questions.”

With Flynn Revelations, We’re Getting Warmer

Think about how odd this situation is. Several writers have compiled timelines of the investigation. The one by Sharyl Attkisson is one of the best. But at the end of the day, we are left with sodden black swampiness where answers should be. When did the inquiry start? Why did it start? Who started it? The public does not have answers to these questions, but recent revelations about the concerted efforts to entrap General Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first national security advisor, have transported us all back to the children’s game of find-the-treasure.

We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting warmer, we’re getting warmer.

I suspect that John Brennan is a key player in this story. As journalist Lee Smith noted in February 2018, it was Brennan who first leaned on James Comey to take an interest in the salacious dossier compiled by Christopher Steele from July through December 2016. Indeed, Brennan once took credit for starting the inquiry. “I was aware,” Brennan said on “Meet the Press,” “of intelligence and information about contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons that raised concerns in my mind about whether or not those individuals were cooperating with the Russians, either in a witting or unwitting fashion, and it served as the basis for the FBI investigation to determine whether such collusion—cooperation occurred. . . . I made sure that anything that was involving U.S. persons, including anything involving the individuals involved in the Trump campaign, was shared with the bureau.” Smith parses this:

In other words, the FBI investigation didn’t start when the Australians, according to the Times—or the Brits, according to Brennan’s most recent version of the story—contacted the FBI after the Papadopoulos-Downer meeting. No, it started when the director of the CIA decided to start an investigation, when Brennan passed on information and intelligence to the FBI, and signaled that the bureau better act on it.

Brennan’s nudge worked. In the summer of 2016, the FBI sent counterintelligence agents, one of whom was Peter Strzok—remember him?—to London to meet with Downer to describe his meeting with Papadopoulos.

So where are we? Over the last week or two, we have learned that the FBI set a perjury trap for Flynn. They induced him to plead guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI by threatening to charge his son with a process crime. When Flynn’s then-lawyers objected that they thought him innocent, the FBI threatened to make them part of the case. We know all this partly because of the heroic efforts of Flynn’s new lawyer, Sidney Powell, who managed to get the Department of Justice to disgorge various documents damaging to the FBI.

The pièce de la résistance were the notes of a meeting taken by senior FBI official Bill Priestap. “What is our goal?” Priestap asked, “Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?” Or maybe they should just “get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide.”

The Dog That Didn’t Bark

That gun was still smoking when Richard Grenell, acting director of national intelligence, released the names of 39 top Obama officials who made 53 requests to “unmask” Flynn’s name from intelligence reports between Election Day 2016 and the end of January 2017. Among the requestors were Joe Biden, James Clapper (then director of national intelligence), Samantha Power (then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations), and Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of Staff.

Andrew McCarthy has shown how the most significant thing about these unmaskings may be the dog that didn’t bark—there was no unmasking request for December 29, 2016, the date that Flynn, then on holiday in the Dominican Republic, made his famous call to Sergei Kislyak, then the Russian ambassador to the United States. McCarthy speculates that the call was intercepted by “an intelligence program not subject to the masking rules, probably by the CIA or a friendly foreign spy service.”

Several days later, on January 5, Obama met with Susan Rice, his national security advisor, Biden, Comey, Clapper, Sally Yates, and—yep—John Brennan to discuss the Russian inquiry in general and Flynn in particular.

On January 20, 2017, the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated, just moments before leaving her position, Susan Rice took the unusual step of writing an email for the file summarizing that January 5 meeting:

President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book.’ From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.

Let’s have an instant replay of that last bit: “Obama said he wants to be sure that . . . we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

Again: The outgoing president tells his senior intelligence staff to think about whether to tell the incoming administration the truth about a major national security issue.

It’s almost as if they didn’t believe there had been an election on November 8, 2016. Not a real election anyway, because, after all, the American people had chosen the wrong person. Fortunately, there they were to save the day by keeping the incoming fellow in the dark.

Undoing a Free and Fair Election

And they had reasons, lots of them. It’s true that Obama scoffed at Mitt Romney when he said during the 2012 campaign that Russia was the single biggest geopolitical security threat. “The 1980s are now calling,” he said, “to ask for their foreign policy back.”

But that was before the advent of Donald Trump. No one really took Trump seriously at first, but still. He was saying alarming things about Obama’s deal with Iran, alarming things about NATO, alarming things about wanting to get along with Vladimir Putin, not to mention all the alarming things he said about immigration, trade deals, federal judges, regulation, Islamic terrorism, and taxes.

Again, it’s true that it was Obama who told Putin’s stand-in Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” after the election. But now there seemed to be Russian meddling in our politics: maybe it involved Trump? We know now that Brennan suppressed intelligence indicating that Russia wanted Hillary, a known quantity, to win, not Trump. That went against The Narrative.

A recent article by Margot Cleveland in The Federalist asks the essential question: “Why did Obama tell the FBI to hide its activities from the Trump administration?” Answer: because those activities amounted to an effort to undo the results of a free open and democratic election.

Mollie Hemingway is right: what we are coming to see is “not just a typical battle between political foes, nor merely an example of media bias against political enemies. Instead, this entire operation was a deliberate and direct attack on the foundation of American governance.” That’s why I have repeatedly called it “the biggest political scandal in our nation’s history.” It was an effort to overturn the results of an election by stealth.

It’s not, I think, that the central figures in this drama—Comey and Clapper, Page and Strzok, Brennan, McCabe, Rice, and Obama himself—it’s not as if they said: “Let’s mount a coup d’état against Donald Trump.” No, it was less straightforward and more discreditable. They said to themselves, “Donald Trump is impossible. The people made a mistake. We know better. Let’s mobilize the police and intelligence power of the state to make sure that virtue—that is, our political agenda—prevails.”

That way lies tyranny, which is always more palatable when swaddled in the conviction of its own virtue. I am uncertain to what extent the chief actors in this malignant farce understand the extent of their culpability. I hope that Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham will be on hand to enlighten them. This must never be allowed to happen again.


Read more at American Greatness.

Larwyn’s Linx: The other secrets inside Grenell’s satchel are keys to the biggest political scandal in US history

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 13:27
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The other secrets inside Grenell’s satchel are keys to Obamagate: Thomas Lifson
Obama-Appointed CDC Chair Lobbied to ‘Get Rid of’ White Americans: District Herald
Teeth Gnashed After Trump Fires State Dept. IG, Here’s the Truth: RS

Dan Bongino identifies one Barack Hussein Obama as Leader of the Coup: RS
Did Obama and his thugs frame and remove CIA Director Petraeus?: @Rexxurection
75 pages buried in Pelosi's "Virus Act" would keep Dems in power forever: Dennis Sevakis

Open Memorandum to Barack Obama: Sidney Powell
Obama and Me: How I Knew Obama Was a Bad Guy Before Anyone Else: Wayne Allyn Root
Omar’s Daughter Accuses U.S. Of “Actively Killing Innocent Children Abroad”: Jeff Dunetz

A Time To Hate: Dov Fischer
Cold War Now or Hot War Later: Brian Stewart
Diversity in Utah: Imam on Terror Watch List Delivers Prayer at State Senate: Robert Spencer

Economy

Reality Overtakes Fantasy in California: SDA
Secret Service unearths overseas fraud ring stealing millions in unemployment benefits: Hill
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Shady Way of Shutting Down Businesses: Sticking CPS on Parents: Beth Baumann

Scandal Central

The Extraordinary Actions Taken by Team Mueller to Avoid Turning Over Flynn’s Original 302: RS
Devin Nunes: Obama ambassadors went 'wild' with unmasking: Examiner
Unmasking? The Real Story Is When Flynn Was Not Masked in the First Place: Andrew C. McCarthy

President Trump Warns Mitch McConnell: “Time is Running Out”: CTH
McCarthy Discusses When Flynn Was NOT Unmasked and The Missing Pientka 302: CTH
Acting DNI Ric Grenell Announces Organizational Changes to National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC): CTH

Media

WaPo Fraud Jen Rubin Says Tara Reade’s "Credibility Issues" Means Time to Move On, It Does Not Go Well: RS
Obama Had No State Department Inspector General for More than Four Years: Joel B. Pollak
Schumer Cried for Immigrants at JFK- But No Tears for Brooklyn’s Dead Seniors: James S. Soviero

World

Coronavirus: China's Disappeared Heroes and the Silence of the West: Giulio Meotti
Three cheers for the world's first trillionaire: James Pethokoukis
Firefly: Israel's 'Loitering' Munition (or Kamikaze Drone): Seth Frantzman

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity: Mitch Leslie
Evidence emerges indicating COVID-19 was artificially adapted to infect humans: Lawrence Sellin
Neurosurgeon Says Face Masks Pose Serious Risk to Healthy People: Megan Fox

Cornucopia

New Paper Has a Wild Explanation For The Most Explosive 'Meteor Impact' on Record: Michelle Starr
Escape the Madness: MOTUS
...And A Little Child Shall Mislead Them: Stilton’s Place

QOTD:

I can't believe how many people out there are actually sad that that the south didn't get crushed by COVID deaths like they predicted. You'd think they'd be sharing the good news after being oh-so-concerned with saving lives. We live in bizarre times. #everythingispolitical

— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) May 16, 2020

Updating the Blogroll: Need Your Suggestions

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 20:05
To all seven of my beloved readers: I will be updating and cleaning up the blogroll (i.e., the links to various news sources on the right side) this weekend. If you can help me identify...

a) Sites I should be linking to
b) Sites I should no longer be linking to
c) Any other suggestions for improvements

...please let me know in the comments section. Grazi.

Larwyn’s Linx: Matt Taibbi: Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 13:12
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Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties: Matt Taibbi
Lockdown Logic: R.S. McCain
The Moral Busybodies Strike Again: Julie Kelly

The Cuomovirus Killed More Than 5,000 Seniors: Ace
Welp, it looks like Andrew “Death to Seniors” Cuomo is out of the running: Breitbart
What is NY Governor Cuomo Trying to Hide?: Kaylee McGhee

Susan Rice's VP hopes hamstrung by Benghazi and 'unmasking' controversy: Naomi Lim
Why I See Good Days Ahead: Andrew Klavan
The Voters’ Choice: Andrew Malcolm

We Don’t Know How Close We Came to the Coup Succeeding: EIB
Brennan: 'I Welcome' Chance to Talk with Durham; 'I Have Nothing to Hide': Ian Hanchett
Trump approval at Gallup ‘highest,’ better than Obama, Bush: Paul Bedard

Economy

Over 3,000 Stand in Line for Food at NYC Church As Cuomo Extends Stay-at-Home Order: LI
Joe Biden Names AOC As His Climate Advisor: American Elephant
Truckers see escalation, results during 13th day of Washington protest: Cliff Abbott

Scandal Central

Comey Testimony: Original Flynn 302 Written by Pientka Before It Mysteriously Went Missing: CTH
You Get a Ballot, You Get a Ballot: Nevada's Mail-in Primary Shows Potential for Voter Fraud: Bronson Stocking
Bad education: Why shocking public school corruption remains hidden: Examiner

Media

Joey Sexknuckles’ Greatest Dementian Hits: Ace
NYTs, L.A. Times Nix NSC Advisor O’Brien’s Column on Ventilators Because it ‘Didn’t Fit Their Narrative’: Debra Heine
Karenwaffe Media Now Whines and Cries When Covid Comes to Claim Their Jobs: Ace

McEnany Shreds Reporter Asking All the Wrong Questions About Obamagate: Bronson Stocking
Joel Kupperman, Scarred by Success as a ‘Quiz Kid,’ Dies at 83: NYT
Devin Nunes vindicated - again: Byron York

World

Soaring Prices, Rotting Crops: Coronavirus Triggers Global Food Crisis: Yaroslav Trofimov, Lucy Craymer
Featured Comment: SDA
Cruz says he has 'every confidence' Trump will hold China accountable for coronavirus: Jeff Mordock

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Where cases are growing and declining: NatGeo
Can dark matter be found on earth? New research says ‘maybe’: TNW
These eight satellites will track hypersonic weapons: Nathan Strout

Cornucopia

Libturd Friday: Woodsterman
Life on the upswing: A Maggie's Scientific Survey: Maggie’s Farm
Skateboarders defy city, clearing mulch off closed course: Fox 35 Orlando

QOTD:

In the waning days of the Obama-Biden administration, they weren’t throwing ventilators in the stockpile.

They were unmasking Lieutenant General Michael Flynn! pic.twitter.com/17GtUhAp54

— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) May 15, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: ‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s The Biggest Political Scandal Of Our Time

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:42
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‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s The Biggest Political Scandal Ever: Federalist
'It's not illegal to unmasked US citizens' is bullsh**: @Rexxurection
Judge Sullivan Ignores Shocking Record of False Guilty Pleas: New York Sun

Senate Republicans Explain How They Plan To Hold China Accountable: Henry Rodgers
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Appears to Be Working for Iran: Heshmat Alavi
Joe Biden accepts J Street’s endorsement, revealing his ugly anti-Israel side: Jerrold L. Sobel

How the Obama Administration Shattered the Rule of Law: Ben Shapiro
Did The Mueller Team Violate Brady and Flynn Orders?: Jonathan Turley
Ratfight: Ben Rhodes vs. Susan Rice: CTH

Trump to Salena Zito: 'Joe has absolutely no idea what’s happening': Salena Zito
Graham Announces ‘In-Depth’ Hearings on Obama Administration Abuse: Katie Pavlich
Broward County Sheriff Who 'Neglected Duty' Gets His Job Back: Cortney O'Brien

Economy

A quarter of restaurants projected to close permanently during coronavirus shutdown: Jay Heflin
Pelosi Coronavirus Plan Orders Felons, Illegals to be Freed from Prison: Breitbart
Democrats' Coronavirus Bill Imports More Foreign Doctors, Nurses: Breitbart

Scandal Central

Gowdy: Trump Family Unmasked During Inauguration Day Surveillance Reports… Wait, wha?: CTH
Jordan seeks State Department files on Burisma, after release of new emails: Brooke Singman
Transcripts: Clinton Aides Allied With Fusion GPS Pair After Election -- to Re-Push Anti-Trump Dossier: Paul Sperry

Samantha Power Claimed She Never Tried To Unmask Michael Flynn, But Records Show Otherwise: Sean Davis
Boomerang: Contacts exposed between US embassy, Hunter Biden-connected Ukraine firm: John Solomon
Investigative Issues: Situational Media Attitudes Toward 'Unmaskings': J. Peder Zane

Los Angeles to shut off water, power of nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus: Michael Ruiz
Dianne Feinstein admits the feds have been questioning her, too: Chris Field
Richard Burr stepping down as Senate Intelligence Committee chairman: Emily Jacobs

Media

Four heavy hitters criticize the New York Times for “Orwellian” retroactive censorship: WEIT
When Did the Media Stop Running Corrections?: Mark Hemingway
How the 1619 Project Destroys the True Moral Meaning of America: Jason D. Hill

World

The Chinese Challenge: America has never faced such an adversary.: David P. Goldman
Japan: no lockdown, little testing, no excess mortality.: Japan Times
It’s not over, and uncertainty abounds, but Israel’s COVID-19 stats are stunning: David Horovitz

Trump says doesn’t want to talk to Xi right now, could even cut China ties: ST
One Flu Out Of The Wuhan Nest: SDA
Mind your own ‘Covid’ business, France tells China: AsiaTimes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Dr. Fauci Threatened President Trump With ‘Surprise Outbreak’ In 2017: OAN
Infectious disease expert says he caught coronavirus through his eyes: Natalie O'Neill
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to Build Advanced Chip Factory in Arizona: CTH

Cornucopia

Bookworm Beat 5/14/20 — the biggest illustrated edition ever: Bookworm Room
Suspended for urging fellow officers to ignore stay-at-home orders — he also seems to be getting rich: MarketWatch
Stop Complicating My Life With Facts: MOTUS

QOTD:

BREAKING: According to the CBP Chief, border wall construction has sped up greatly amid the Coronavirus.

BUILD. THAT. WALL!

— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 14, 2020

Their Hoaxes Cry Out for Punishment

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 00:19
By Ned Ryun
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Donald Trump was mocked mercilessly by many in the media for dubbing the Russian collusion conspiracy hoax a “witch hunt” and for calling it one of the biggest political scandals in American history. Memo to everyone: Trump was absolutely correct. In fact, he probably didn’t go far enough in his description of Russiagate. It dwarfs Watergate, making it look like an amateur-league ballgame next to the big league.

If we are able to get all the facts about what actually happened in 2016 and 2017, this could very well be the biggest political scandal in American history. What if the previous president and senior officials in his administration decided to use the power of the state to spy on and “take out” the incoming president and his administration? And they did this on the basis of what? Policy differences?. There was no Russia collusion or any collusion of any type. Smart people knew that years ago.

This likely comes down to Obama and his administration trying to preserve their policy agenda, very specifically their terrible Iran nuclear deal; don’t forget Obama fired General Flynn over Flynn’s strong disagreement regarding the Iran deal and, of course, Trump’s campaign promise to undo that deal. It means, simply put, that the outgoing administration, unhappy with the election results, was trying to undo them.

You cannot think for a moment that Obama and, for that matter, Sleepy Creepy Uncle Joe Biden weren’t involved in the Justice Department, FBI, CIA and other elements of the intelligence community’s plans to take out Trump. The only real question in my mind is whether Obama merely greenlighted the plan or was, in fact, playing quarterback. Either way, as more and more evidence comes to light, it’s becoming clear this was the weaponizing of our government against a political opponent over policy differences. This was truly a case of collusion between the adherents of big government statism: powerful actors at the Justice Department with Rod Rosenstein, the leaders of the FBI with James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the CIA with John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, all working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign, aided and abetted by their propagandists in the media.

This was not a mistake. This was intentional. It was systematic. And it was a gross abuse of power. This was banana republic behavior from the Obama Administration, not something we should ever see in a constitutional republic. In our republic, we settle our policy differences like civilized people: at the ballot box, not like two-bit dictators in Third World countries.

It’s ironic to hear Obama talk about the “overturning of the rule of law” in his clearly coordinated leak to Michael “Fusion” Isikoff. Typical of leftists, he seems to think the law is whatever he says it is, completely dismissing the notion of transcendent law and natural rights. Despite the Left’s confusion, any man-made law or concept of law that is at odds with natural rights and transcendent law is no law at all.

This is what is at stake right now in this country: what do we believe about the law and the power of the state? Because ultimately it’s about what the American people believe and what they accept and what they trust.

It comes down to trust. What do we do when we don’t trust the institutions meant to protect us? What happens when you don’t trust your government and the people running it? When you think about it, everything is based on trust: our law enforcement regime, our surveillance state, our government.

The social contract theory on which our Founding Fathers based this constitutional republic holds that since men are not angels, we come into voluntary associations to establish order in society. We entrust our elected officials to be stewards of the money and power given them to establish that ordered society, and out of that entrusted power those officials have created a government limited by the constitution that embodies our consent. Every institution, in theory, should be dedicated to advancing and protecting the people’s constitutional rights. This partnership between the people and their officials is based on trust; trust that those elected will form a government that will see to the needs of its citizens, will protect them from attack, and will not infringe on their inalienable rights.

So what happens with that trust has been shattered? Everything starts to spin slowly off its axis. Perhaps the change is imperceptible at first, but over time, it becomes more obvious. We’ve now reached the obvious point. It is very hard to deny what we’re seeing: a complete and horrifying abuse of entrusted power.

So what is to be done? You can only restore trust by establishing consequences for breaking it. Painful, hard, and devastating consequences so that people watching can understand that breaking our trust results in punishment and that anyone doing such things in the future will face the same punishment.

If everything is as it seems, the Obama Administration officials, from Obama and Biden to Comey, Brennan, Clapper, McCabe, Strzok, Page, and others, were traitors to the Constitution.

By their actions, they placed themselves above our constitutional order and demonstrated that they thought they were a power unto themselves. So they must pay the consequences for it: jail time, permanent revocation of security clearances, public shaming to make examples of the players who did such damage to our republic.

To be clear, those who refuse to demand and enforce consequences are themselves guilty. They become part and parcel to the dismantling of the republic. The question is whether those in the position to enforce consequences will have the courage to push forward with those efforts. We will find out soon enough. If they do not then we will know they are complicit in the destruction of our trust because of their lack of action.


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Larwyn’s Linx: Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker Cooperating With DOJ’s Russia Inquiry, OANN Reports

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:21
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Ex-FBI General Counsel Jim Baker Said Cooperating With DOJ’s Russia Inquiry: Martin Walsh
Rand Paul Reacts to #Obamagate: CTH
The list of names who requested to "unmask" Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn: Sharyl Attkisson

Biden Named in List of Obama Officials Who Requested to ‘Unmask’ Flynn: NRO
Joe Biden Dismisses Dementia Concerns & Internet Memes Amid Latest Gaffe: OAN
Joe Biden's disrespect for the Secret Service: Ronald Kessler -

Hundreds of Mail-In Votes Already Set Aside Due to Voter Fraud Claims: Jonathan Dienst
WI Supreme Court strikes down governor’s extension of stay-at-home order: Caitlin Yilek
Wuhan Flu: SDA

Republican Flips Seat in California House Election After Democrat Concedes: Epoch Times
Devin Nunes: Criminal referrals coming for Mueller team: Caitlin Yilek
Gird Your Loins, Democrat Party: Brian Cates

Economy

Tom Cotton exposes Pelosi’s “relief” bill sham: Scoop
Sen. Kennedy: Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Bill is ‘Dead as Fried Chicken in the Senate’: Hannity

Scandal Central

Devin Nunes: “It’s Much Worse Than This”, The Entire Trump Transition Was Under Surveillance: CTH
Insider Trading Scandal Is Just Latest Reason Burr Should Be Removed As Intel Chair: Mollie Hemingway
Judge Sullivan continues to torch his reputation and legacy in real time.: @rexxurection

Lunatic Lawless “Judge” Sullivan Enlists His Own Private Prosecutor to Pursue Flynn: Ace
Outrageous – Flynn Judge Orders Retired Judicial Ally to File Brief Supporting Prosecution of Michael Flynn: CTH
Court in chaos after judge delays decision to end prosecution of Michael Flynn: Chris Ford

Samantha Power Claimed She Never Tried To Unmask Michael Flynn, But Records Show She Unmasked Him 7 Times: Sean Davis
DNI Grenell Releases Names of Obama Officials Who Requested Unmasking of NSA Reports Containing Michael Flynn: CTH
Mark Kelly Silent on Firm's Windfall From Chinese Tech Giant: Susan Crabtree

Media

Andrew McCarthy Reacts to Judge Sullivan Requesting Amicus Briefs in Criminal Case: CTH
Fmr. AG Matt Whitaker: Flynn Revelations 'Tip of Iceberg': Jeffrey Rodack
Brit Hume scorches the media over their obsessive Russia-gate coverage: Scoop

Joe Biden Goes on "Youth" Oriented Snapchat Show, Gets Relentlessly Clowned: Ace
Stelter on Stilts: Scott Johnson
CBS: Look At All The People Who Requested To Unmask Flynn — Including One Joe Biden: Ed Morrissey

World

Celebration of Israel's 72nd Independence Day | #Israel72: Facebook
China's Coronavirus: How the EU is Betraying Europe: Con Coughlin
Angela Merkel under pressure to confront China in face-to-face meeting with Xi Jinping: Express

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Wuhan Virus Watch: Over Half of All U.S. Deaths Have Occurred in Just Five States: LI
Hidden For Two Years: Crowdstrike Admitted Under Oath It Had No Evidence DNC Servers Were Hacked by Russia: Ace
Greta Thunberg added to CNN’s expert coronavirus panel, Twitter erupts: Hannah Sparks

Cornucopia

Malice Aforethought and the Noodle Incident: MOTUS
Key worker who saved policeman's life wins £1million EuroMillions jackpot: DailyMail
RIP Little Richard Penniman: Cold Fury

QOTD:

The “scandal-free” Obama administration committed impeachable offense after impeachable offense—and that’s before we knew it perpetrated the greatest scandal in American political history, that’s done simply unfathomable, irreparable damage to our liberty and justice

— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) May 14, 2020

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Obama "a deity likely the most corrupt president in a generation"

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 01:03
By Victor Davis Hanson

“You can’t handle the truth!”Col. Nathan R. Jessep, “A Few Good Men”

Sometimes the truth is like mythical kryptonite. It radiates power and yet promises great destruction. And so reality is to be left alone, encased in lead, and kept at bay.

Take the Chinese genesis of the COVID-19 epidemic. We started in February with the usual Chinese deceptions about their role in the birth, transmission, and worldwide spread of the virus.

No one, apparently except Mike Bloomberg and Bill Gates, was surprised by the accustomed politically correct prevarications of the Chinese-purchased World Health Organization, whose transparent lies were passed off as truth—and led to tens of thousands of deaths.

On cue, our own obsequious media accepted Chinese and globalist myths—their shared antipathy for President Trump meant whatever he is for or says, they are against and deny.

But by late March the bits and pieces of the truth had emerged. All that gobbledygook talk of a Chinese wet market, of patient-zero bats, snakes, pangolins and such, were likely ruses to deflect attention from a conveniently nearby level-4 Chinese virology lab.

We are beginning to learn that Chinese scientists were conducting research on—surprise, surprise—coronaviruses in general, and in particular, methods to enhance their lethality, all for the ostensibly exalted humanitarian aim of discovering cures and vaccinations, although how that was to be so was never quite disclosed.

China’s patient zero almost weekly was backdated by communist party officials from late January to mid-November. When the lying is exhausted, we may well learn the virus was known to the Chinese even earlier.

In addition, we learned that China variously threatened to cut off medical supplies in transit to the United States. It stopped all flights in and out of Wuhan on January 23, but called America racist for waiting a week until January 31 to issue a travel ban on China—including, but not limited to, ending direct flights to the United States from Wuhan. Consider the Chinese communist logic: running-dog American capitalists mimicked Beijing in forbidding Chinese from flying—but only after a week-long interlude of bourgeoise debate and puerile reflection.

Were the Chinese embarrassed that they had accused Washington of being racist for belatedly doing exactly what they had done earlier? Of course not. In their eyes, weak decadent Westerners welcome such help in aiding their own self-abnegation and debasement.

Unbearable American Weakness

in the Face of a Growing Chinese Lie

China went on to spin lies that the U.S. military deliberately had created the virus to harm the poor noble Chinese. They seemed intent on peddling to the Trump-hating leftist media the talking points that China as the victimized “other” served as a convenient object of racial hatred by the deplorables and clingers, who, of course, nurse their racism on “conspiracy theories” about viral labs.

China destroyed the original data concerning the discovery of the virus. Brave, gullible and naïve scientists who were willing early on to speak up about the existential danger of an epidemic ended up “disappeared” or were silenced. News censorship stopped critical early foreign knowledge of the Chinese epidemic. On various online metrics, China’s case numbers and fatalities from the virus calcified, as if the country with the most cases magically now had suffered among the least. If it was good to lie about the Wuhan virus’s birth, then all the better to lie about its adolescent spread and mature lethality.

China’s behavior follows years of patent and copyright theft, forced technological appropriation, dumping, currency manipulation, crackdowns on Hong Kong democracy, and sophisticated espionage within the United States. It now threatens sovereign nations in Asia and the Pacific, if they dare blame China for the pandemic. Its military embarks on more aggression in the South China Sea, as rumors swirl of its stealthy violations of nuclear proliferation agreements.

Americans began grumbling that China almost seemed to have made war against the United States, in a peremptory fashion that dwarfed Pearl Harbor. At least it seems so when tallying up the over 80,000 dead, the trillions in destroyed market equity and GDP, and, most importantly, the likely larger human toll from suicides, family and substance abuse, lapsed medical procedures and tests, and wrecked businesses and lives from the lockdown.

So that was an unbearable truth. But what to do?

Cancel U.S. debt held by China? That is likely a terrible idea that would undermine the world’s entire financial system.

Cut off all relations? Embargos, sanctions, social distancing on a transnational scale? Expel all Chinese students? Bring home every American business in China? Seems unlikely.

The truth is that Americans know that to restore deterrence they must do something. But that “something” is equally difficult in the case of a 1.4-billion-person nuclear nation, which has systematically leveraged and compromised many of America’s own corporate, entertainment, media, and academic elite.

The result is that everyone from Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates to the CNN/MSNBC crowd know the truth that China despises the United States, feels that America is a spent and increasingly toxic society, and is ever more emboldened to humiliate its rival. Yet Beijing wagers that we will not do much, even if we could. It sees that weakness as laxity to be exploited, not at all magnanimity to be appreciated, much less reciprocated. So, for a while longer we know the truth, but apparently it is unbearable and preferably should not be known and just go away. And it probably will.

The Unbearable Democrat Hypocrisy on #MeToo

Consider also Joe Biden. Most Democrats have long known that Biden was a blowhard, a plagiarist, and a serial fabricator. Take Bernie Sanders out of the race, and Biden would have offered little utility, and his candidacy likely would have sputtered to an end.

“Handsy” Joe Biden was also creepy. Most prudent associates in his social and business circles kept their wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters as far away from his breathing, probes, and squeezes as possible.

The truth is not that any complainant, such as Tara Reade, who makes a career-ending accusation—fraught with contradictions and well beyond any fair notion of a statute of limitations—should be believed automatically. She shouldn’t at all ruin a life without compelling evidence.

Nor is the Democratic dilemma just that the progressive write-off of Tara Reade has essentially destroyed the #MeToo movement, and exposed left-wing feminism as a cynical method of obtaining power, unconcerned with gender justice for the oppressed.

The point instead is that Joe Biden’s accuser should be believed—but according to Joe Biden’s prior own standards, statements and sermonizing. Tara Reade, playing a stronger hand than Christine Blasey Ford, has lodged a sexual assault charge against a far more likely suspect offender than Brett Kavanaugh. Biden, in most other circumstances, would be cheering her on to pursue her charges and pursue her truth were it not against himself.

The Democrats know all this, but the truth too is unbearable. In other words, so what?

What is the remedy? Have a long inquiry in which women come out of the woodwork to describe Biden’s squeezing, sniffing, breathing, and whispering with dozens of victimized young and teenage girls? There are many.

Does the donor class abort Biden’s candidacy to avoid hypocrisy and save its feminist credentials—so buffeted by Harvey Weinstein and fallen liberal media superstars?

Or do they appoint investigators, as they did for months in the manner of the Mueller investigation, to examine and to leak to the media Reade’s accusations and supporting testimonies, as Joe Biden daily bleeds out, nicked by a thousand cuts as a sexual pariah?

So, the truth is again intolerable. The fact is that Reade could be privately believable, given what one knows of Joe Biden’s wayward hands and unbridled narcissism. But such a reality certainly is publicly unpalatable.

So watch as Tara Reade disappears into a media decompression chamber, designed to let her vent to mute walls, and thus be contained until she is recalibrated, exhausted and inert and the danger passes.

The Unbearable Truth of Biden’s Cognitive Impairment

There is another unendurable truth: Joe Biden himself is not cognitively able to run a presidential campaign. Even if successful, he is not prepared to serve as president.

Biden proved more exhausted in seclusion at home than in public on the campaign trail. He is neither seen nor heard much anymore.

His planned series of fireside snarky critiques of the president’s handling of the virus imploded when he could speak neither with or without notes, nor with or without the teleprompter, nor with or without friendly media prompts from his progressive interlocutors, nor with or without his wife’s encouragement at his side.

His party pros know that if turned loose on the campaign trail, Biden will give us another spooky squeeze, one more bizarre Corn Pop or hairy legs story, still more biographical myths and plagiarisms, and daily lying dog-faced pony soldier incoherence.

Names, dates, places, things?

They have become shapeless ripples in Biden’s mental river of Lethe, flowing by and changing shape, before finally disappearing in a nothing stream of forgetfulness.

The Democratic Party also knows that Biden cannot schedule a rendezvous with Dr. Bandy X. Lee and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test, given the result would terrify his handlers.

On any given day, at any given moment Biden can say something not just controversial in the manner of Donald Trump, but something that simply cannot be deciphered or translated into any known language.

So, what does one do with kryptonitic truth?

Nothing.

What would one instead suggest? Hand the nomination over to the runner-up and, in theory, most deserving candidate Bernie Sanders—and see the Democrats lose the presidency, the House, and the Supreme Court for a generation?

Or do they keep Joe in the basement, outsource his campaign to future cabinet picks, his vice-presidential candidate and his family? Do they cancel the debates, seek to postpone the election or do it all by mail—and thereby confirm the albatross around their necks?

Or still again, do they have a therapeutic “intervention” and tell Joe to take one for the team, stand aside and allow non-candidate free-riders like Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton, or Michelle Obama to usurp his delegates? Do they simply shaft the runner-up, nutty socialist Bernie Sanders and his legions of true believers?

No, of course, not. The truth is simply too foreboding even to contemplate.

Instead, we will hear that Joe is fine, in the manner that FDR was in great shape in November 1944. He will run not against Trump and his record, but against a fantasy who, they will say, fiddled while an unfettered and non-quarantined America was consumed by viral fires, and yet somehow as Herbert Hoover incarnate also fiddled while America ossified in an amber lockdown.

When the legend of a hale Biden is belied by the fact of his impairment, print the legend—but first get the necessary holograms, photoshopping, and testimonials to get him across the November 3 finish line.

A Final Thought on Obama

Add up Michael Horowitz’s inspector general’s report. Review the wreckage of the Mueller investigation. Collate the evidence that Christopher Steele was an utter fraud and dupe. Remember that Hillary Clinton destroyed her hard drives and communication devices, that the FBI liquidated hundreds of text messages of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, and that Christopher Steele destroyed all his emails and data about “Russian sources.”

Compute in the new discoveries that all the principles who fueled the “collusion” hoax had long ago, when pressed in secret and under congressional oath, confessed they had no evidence for the lies they spread in the media. Recall the pseudo-summaries of Susan Rice to whitewash an Oval Office session. Then, finish off these revelations with the reality that Barack Obama was always privy at best, and at worst orchestrating the effort to destroy a presidential campaign and transition. And where does it all lead?

To the unendurable truth that a sitting president unleashed his intelligence agencies to warp an election, feigned ignorance of his central role, and yet finally was so furious about the winner that he sought to sabotage his successor’s transition and, by association, his presidency.

How could the media, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the bureaucratic state, academia, and entertainment ever process that reality: that a deity was likely the most corrupt president in a generation?


Read more at American Greatness.

Larwyn’s Linx: Brennan Unmasked

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:48
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Brennan Unmasked: Ace
Franklin Graham, faith leaders ask Congress for legal immunity for virus: Sam Dorman
L.A. Inmates Infect Themselves with Coronavirus to Get Early Release: Breaking911

The fresh air rebellion: Jon Brown
Lockdown Failure: Robert Zimmerman
The stench of #ObamaGate has now permeated the federal judiciary: Gregg Re

Corrupt Judge Sullivan: Ace
Judge Sullivan Issues Order Requesting “Friend of The Court Briefs” Before Flynn Ruling: CTH
Sen. Chuck Grassley Writes Letter To DOJ and DNI Requesting More Declassification: CTH

Poll: Women Now Hold Net Negative View of "Sneakyfingers" Biden, For Some Reason: Ace
Dobbs Interviews Flynn Attorney Powell on Latest Deep State Developments: CTH
Limbaugh: Next Four Months Will Be War Like You've Never Seen: RCP

Economy

Dem plan for $3 trillion in new coronavirus aid is sick – States must cut spending: Chris Edwards
The Tyranny of ‘Scientism’ and the Subversion of Science: Julie Kelly
Nuts – Los Angeles Will Keep Stay-Home Order For Another Three Months: CTH

Scandal Central

What we still don't know about the Michael Flynn case: Byron York
On Flynn case: Grassley checks Obama, says FBI abused power in ways Founders, Framers 'feared most': JTN
Why dismiss the Flynn case? Because the FBI can't prove it: Andrew C. McCarthy

MINUTE ORDER as to MICHAEL T. FLYNN: Roscoe B. Davis
Judge Sullivan on Flynn Case Wants Liars, Leakers and other Adam Schiffs to Comment: Ace
Jim Jordan: Comey the 'common denominator' in origins of Russia investigation and setup of Flynn: Dominick Mastrangelo

Media

60 Minutes ShillsFor China, Smears Pompeo: Deanna Fisher
The Saga of Arielle Charnas, Patient Zero of Influencer-Coronavirus Controversy: Influence.co
Wuhan Flu: It Escaped From A Nasty Chinese Lab, Or It Emerged From A Nasty Chinese Wet Market: SDA

World

Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused coronavirus deaths, US panel says: THT
EU Countries Mull Slapping Sanctions on Israel to Deter West Bank Annexation: Noa Landau
Sweden Cared More About Islamophobia Than Saving Elderly in Nursing Homes From Coronavirus: Daniel Greenfield

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

‘Pandemic Profiteering’: Uber’s Grubhub Proposal Draws Swift Rebukes: Eric Newcomer
We now know that the majority who contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic. That changes everything: Daniel Horowitz
How coronavirus attacks the entire body — damaging the brain, kidneys and more: Jackie Salo

Cornucopia

Taco Tuesday: Special Victims Unit: MOTUS
His Only Vice: Stilton’s Place
Well Monday was a big swing’n a miss…: Sondrakistan

QOTD:

If you’re in a blue state, and have always voted a straight Democrat ticket ... I don’t wanna hear a damn word about you being locked down indefinitely.

You made your bed - now lay in it.

— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) May 12, 2020

President Trump's Methodical Destruction of Obama's Legacy

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 22:03
By Charles Lipson

We’ve all seen footage of those carefully timed explosions that bring down antiquated buildings and clear the ground for new ones. A horn sounds, the detonations begin, the building shakes, suspended for a frozen moment, and then collapses in a vast cloud of dust. That, metaphorically, is what is happening to the Obama administration’s legacy.

The presidential edifice has come down in two episodes, and the dust has not yet settled from either one. The first wrecked President Obama’s most consequential policies: the Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal. The second, happening now, is crushing its reputation for integrity, for following the most basic rules for conducting free and fair elections.

Consider Barack Obama’s biggest policy achievements. Trump campaigned on overturning both Obamacare and the Iran deal. And that’s what he’s done as president. For Democrats, these were bitter losses. Liberals and progressives alike were determined to defend them, even after losing the House and Senate in 2016. On those and other touchstone issues, such as immigration and judicial appointments, they were not looking for compromise solutions.

Neither was Donald Trump. As the new president, his most fundamental decision was to obliterate those Obama policies, not modify them at the margins. He wanted to erase the Affordable Care Act before it became an indelible feature of American life. Although the Republican Congress fell just short of repealing it and the Supreme Court didn’t do the job for them, Trump did manage to eliminate its essential funding mechanism (the “individual mandate”) and to lop off as much else as he could. (He and his party still haven’t figured out how to replace it. Obama’s lasting achievement is that even conservative Republicans realize they must do more than repeal it. They must deliver a replacement.)

Internationally, Trump rejected Obama’s ideas of cooperating with Iran, edging away from Saudi Arabia and Israel, and using treaties, cash, and economic ties to tame the Islamic Republic. None of that worked, Trump concluded. He saw Iran as an implacable foe, determined to dominate the Middle East and threaten American interests. Once the nuclear deal expired, Iran would rush to build nuclear weapons. Instead of waiting, Trump exited the agreement, began ratcheting up sanctions, and bolstered the military to deter Iran, China, and others.

Trump did not run as a moderate Republican. His populist, nationalist agenda posed an obvious threat to everything President Obama and his party had accomplished, as well as establishment interests within the Republican Party. The good news for Democrats (and their allies in Washington’s law firms, lobbying shops, and government bureaucracies) was that candidate Trump had only a remote chance of winning. Still, he needed to be watched closely.

Now we know just how closely. We are learning just how many laws, regulations, and procedures the Obama administration trampled in the process. Each new tranche of declassified documents adds to the disturbing picture. All would have remained hidden if Hillary Clinton had won.

The documents put the lie to Obama’s famous declaration that his administration was not tarnished by “even a smidgen of corruption.” Now, it seems, there are smidgen droppings all over the place.

Obama’s FBI, CIA, Department of Justice, director of national intelligence, and White House national security team were all involved in extensive, illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign and presidential transition. The spying continued after Trump took office, thanks to holdover officials and anti-Trump bureaucrats. The inescapable conclusion is that law enforcement and intelligence agencies were politicized under Obama and used to target the opposition party.

The partisan dimension is crucial to the scandal. This wasn’t just spying on American citizens; this was spying on political opponents. That should be clear from the “Steele dossier,” a series of fabulist tales commissioned by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s campaign. None of Steele’s major claims have been verified. Some are now believed to be Russian disinformation. The rest are little more than gossip, as Steele’s own source admitted. Yet Democratic operatives trickled this sludge back into the FBI. Instead of rejecting it as false and unverified, the FBI presented it to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to secure warrants on Trump aides. FBI Director James Comey and his DoJ partners renewed the warrant three times, relying on the same bogus material.

This project wasn’t carried out by one or two rogue agents. Top officials at the FBI and DoJ were directly involved. So was the Obama White House, according to secret text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Even without the text messages or declassified documents, we can infer the White House must have been deeply engaged. Only very senior officials could (1) authorize spying on an opposition presidential candidate and (2) coordinate the efforts of so many powerful agencies across the government.

Could Trump have stopped all this once he took office? Could he have discovered the full scope of earlier surveillance? Not without trusted aides who understood counterintelligence. He had only one: Gen. Michael Flynn. His new national security adviser had run the Defense Intelligence Agency.

As a seasoned intelligence officer, Flynn posed a real danger to those spying on Trump and trying to undermine his presidency. That’s why they acted so quickly to remove him. The documents released last week show how they did it. We learned that Flynn was investigated for Russian ties after he left the DIA. He was cleared by the investigating agents. They were ready to close the file but were overruled by Comey and his second-in-command, Andrew McCabe. The bosses wanted to keep the file open as they searched for some way to remove Flynn.

They found it when acting Attorney General Sally Yates mentioned that Flynn might have violated an obscure law, the Logan Act, by speaking to the Russian ambassador during the transition. Flynn’s call was common practice and perfectly legal. The Logan Act “violation” simply a pretext. It had never been used to convict anyone. Still, Comey used it to justify an FBI interview with Flynn, disguised as a friendly meeting but actually designed to entrap him. The agents who interviewed Flynn said he seemed truthful and cooperative. Again, FBI leaders overruled them. They reworded the agents’ description of the interview, said Flynn lied, and prepared the case for prosecution. When news of Flynn’s “lying” leaked (illegally), he was forced to resign. The next step was to press him to incriminate Trump and others around him. That’s where Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel came in.

Mueller’s office was established after Comey, who was fired in May 2017, leaked documents to the New York Times. His goal was to force the appointment of a special counsel, who would prove Trump won the presidency by colluding with Russia.

There was a snag, though. Trump had not colluded with Russia, and neither had his campaign. Mueller’s final report made that apparent, though it did everything possible to avoid saying so plainly. What the new documents tell us is that the FBI and DoJ knew that before Mueller was appointed. Mueller’s team must have learned it quickly since they had all the underlying documents on Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, and others. The key links in the collusion story were all cleared, early on.

But the Mueller team had no intention of aborting their mission. Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s number two, hired a team of virulently anti-Trump prosecutors and kept the investigation going for more than two years. Their relentless pursuit hobbled the Trump presidency, but they never managed to indict a single American for working with the Russians.

They did manage to break Flynn financially, though, and they threatened to break his family by indicting his son unless the general pleaded guilty to lying. Flynn took the deal. The whole case unraveled last week, thanks to Attorney General Bill Barr. It was Barr who asked U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen to review the documents with fresh eyes. Jensen found that when Comey sent agents to interrogate Flynn, he was not pursuing a legitimate investigation. It was all a ruse. The case was worthless, despite Flynn’s guilty plea.

Egregious as the Flynn case is, it represents something much larger than injustice for one man or innocent mistakes by fallible officials. It was part of a broader effort to spy on political opponents, turn law enforcement and intelligence agencies into partisan instruments, and undermine a duly elected president by illegitimate (and likely illegal) means. If the effort really was that pervasive, if the means really were illegal, if the leaders really were senior officials, this would be the biggest political scandal in American history. We cannot say yet that it is. We won’t know until we see more documents and U.S. Attorney John Durham completes his criminal investigation. But we have already seen very serious malfeasance by very high officials, coordinated across multiple departments. Amid this swirling debris, the Obama legacy is imploding.

Charles Lipson is the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he founded the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security. He can be reached at charles.lipson@gmail.com.

Larwyn’s Linx: Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On 1/5/17 Was Key To Their Silent Coup Operation

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 11:05
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Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On 1/5/17 Was Key To Silent Coup: Mollie Hemingway
Satchel Contents Identified – Grenell Moves to Unmask the Unmaskers: CTH
Mexico’s President Calls for Investigation Into “Fast and Furious”: Matt Palumbo

Durham at "Full-Throttle" Investigating Obamagate?: Ace
35 Key People Involved In The Russia Hoax Who Need To Be Investigated: Willis L. Krumholz
Adam Schiff lied about the Trump investigation — and the media let him: Lee Smith

Andrew Cuomo’s order condemning thousands in nursing homes to death: Jack Posobiec
Andrew Cuomo Flacks for Chinese, Calls Wuhan Virus "The European Virus": Ace
The ‘Freesistance’ can Prevent Dems from Prolonging the Shutdown: William L. Gensert

It looks like President Obama ordered up phony RussiaGate scandal: Post
Former Obama Officials Tired of His Drunken, Late-Night Calls: Bill Hennessy
Perkins Coie Lawyer Michael Sussmann’s Leaks to Media and FBI Likely Came From Steele, Fusion GPS: Jeff Carlson

Economy

The Takers: Democratic governors’ arguments that their states are “donors” doesn’t hold water.: Steven Malanga

Scandal Central

Did James Clapper Lie To Congress About Briefing Obama On Flynn’s Phone Calls?: Sean Davis
It's time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator: Richard Armande Mills
Timeline of FBI’s FISA Abuse in Trump Campaign Investigation: Jeff Carlson

Former Deputy AG Sally Yates Had The Original Joe Pientka 302 That is Now Mysteriously Missing: CTH
Report: Grenell Wants To Unmask The Obama Officials Who Unmasked Michael Flynn: Chuck Ross
Seth Rich Refuses to Stay Buried: Jack Cashill

Hillary Knew About Trump Opposition Research in 2016, According To Podesta Testimony: Matt Margolis
'Clear double standard': GOP set to pound Democrats with Biden sexual assault allegations: David M. Drucker
Is Obama’s Long History of Playing Dirty Finally Catching Up With Him?: Julie Kelly

Media

Facebook Puts Soros, Muslim Brotherhood, Activists in Charge of Censorship: Daniel Greenfield
Chuck Todd Deliberately Falsifies Barr Quote, Then Rape-Friendly NBC Claims It Was "Inadvertent Mistake": Ace
CNN’s Brian Stelter Melts Down Over Conservative Media Exposing Russiagate Conspiracies: Tristan Justice

Media Offers No Apologies As Georgia Posts Lowest COVID Numbers In a Month: Ace
Joe Scarborough apologizes to Pence and Ted Cruz after heated Twitter exchange: Mica Soellner
Tucker Carlson Calls Out (Softly) Trey Gowdy For His Prior Defenses of Mueller and Comey: CTH

World

The rise of the Chinese World Order: Ravi Kant
Arkansas professor accused of hiding China ties when receiving NASA grants: Jerry Dunleavy
Covid-19 is a frightening dress rehearsal of the climate agenda: Ben Pile

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them: Erin Bromage
Lab-Made? SARS-CoV-2 Genealogy Through the Lens of Gain-of-Function Research: Yuri Deigin
COVID-19 and the Normalization of Mass Surveillance: Alex Gladstein

Cornucopia

“Lady Luck Can Be a Fickle Whore”: MOTUS
Fingers Deployed: Earl of Taint
Jordan and Biggs Tear The Bark Off Trey Gowdy, Culpable Republicans and #Obamagate: CTH

QOTD:

If history is honest then Barack Obama will ONLY be remembered as the most corrupt President in US history. His name will only be discussed in civics classes as a warning and a cautionary tale about the corrupting effects of power.

— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) May 12, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: Team Obama wants back in

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:14
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Team Obama wants back in: William A. Jacobson
Transcripts Yield New Questions for Schiff, Which May Explain His Panic: Nick Arama
Gov. Cuomo admits he was wrong ordering nursing homes to accept virus patients: Post

Barack Obama Himself Was the Threat to the Rule of Law: Joel B. Pollak
Pelosi: Cheat-by-Mail Will Be in Next Coronavirus Stimulus: Pam Key
Devin Nunes: 'We can't find' original Michael Flynn interview summary: Daniel Chaitin

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp celebrates record low COVID-19 numbers after media, Dems predicted disaster: Chris Enloe
The end of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s revolution: Josh Kraushaar
Pence denies he's 'in quarantine' after spokeswoman tests positive: Carlin Becker

Economy

The Economics of Urban Light Rail: A Guide for Planners and Citizens: Connor Harris
Americans are too afraid of risk. What we need in this pandemic is balance: John Kass
Dozens of Universities Still Partner with Communist China's Confucius Institute: Tom Ciccotta

Scandal Central

Trump Tweets Jesse Watters’ Breakdown of #ObamaGate and New ‘Smoking Gun’ Documents Coming: RS
Trump Warns Democrats Are Trying to Rig Special Election in CA-25: Joel B. Pollak
Former Kerry State Dept. official charged with sexual assault of 11-year old girl: InsideNova

Michael Caputo Releases Receipts, Shows Rep. Eric “Swallows” Swalwell Was Witness Tampering: RS
Sunday Talks – Sidney Powell Discusses Details Behind DOJ Dropping Flynn Case: CTH
Sunday Talks -- Gowdy Again: CTH

Media

A 'red line': Business groups and trial lawyers battle over coronavirus liability: Nihal Krishan
Why Have Late-Night TV Hosts Gone Silent on Tara Reade?: Marlow Stern
Barack Obama Pardoned a Former General Who Lied to the FBI: Matt Margolis

Sunday Talks – Devin Nunes Discusses Released Transcripts and Flynn Status: CTH
Sunday Talks: Tom Cotton on Reports COVID-19 Escaped Bio Lab in Wuhan China in October 2019: CTH
Trump offers to give Biden rapid coronavirus tests so he can ‘get out of the basement’: Caitlin Yilek

World

Leaked from CCP: China must “prepare for armed confrontation between the two global powers”: Pepe Escobar
Data may show Wuhan lab examining coronavirus was shut down in October: Dana Kennedy
The Navy's petty treatment of a SEAL who was on the Bin Laden mission: SOFREP

Democrats increasing their hostility toward Israel: Jason Hopkins
Germany sees rising coronavirus infection rate, lockdown protests days after easing restrictions: Danielle Wallace
Iran strikes own ship with missile: Caitlin Yilek

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

US to accuse China of trying to hack coronavirus vaccine data: ST
Bill & Melinda Gates, World Bank, Big Pharma, And The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board: Herschel Smith
Platelets in cascade of dynamic hypercoagulation / hyperfibrinolysis in SARS-CoV-2 infection: Aneta Maria Molenda

Cornucopia

There are no coincidences: SDA
Watch: The Crazy Ol' Power Drunk Ice Cream Lady's Arrogance on Full Display: Diogenes
Bury Soetoro?: Stilton’s Place

QOTD:

Read @WSJopinion 'Barack Obama on Michael Flynn; The lawyer President misstates the crime and the real threat to justice.' https://t.co/faMVmneLGC pic.twitter.com/LjvQwFRdji

— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 11, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Report on Cellphone Usage Reveals #WuhanVirus May Have Shuttered China's Bioweapons Lab in October

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 21:22
A report first disclosed by NBC News appears to confirm that a "hazardous event" occurred in October at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. You know, while Adam Schiff, Nancy ("San Fran Fascist") Pelosi, and Democrats writ large were using the House Intelligence Committee to laser-focus on important topics like Ukraine "collusion".

The report analyzes cellphone tower records in Wuhan during the third and fourth quarters of 2019. Records seem to show that -- from October 7 through October 24 -- a high-security portion of the Wuhan bio-weapons lab went nearly silent.

If confirmed, it would solidify reports that the Communist China Party (CCP) tried to cover up the impact of the virus, leading directly to a global pandemic. Excerpts of the report are below:


Note: NBC's "Fusion Ken" Dilanian, one of the report's authors, states that the title ('MACE E-PAI COVID-19 ANALYSIS") is highly confusing. He or she notes that "It's unclear what that means, although E-PAI may stand for "electronic publicly available information.".

No, Fusion Ken: E-PAI stands for Electronic Personal Activity Intelligence. Now pay me my $500 for helping you understand the nomenclature.

Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News

Larwyn’s Linx: Obama Panics: Gives Political Operatives and Media Talking Points to Protect Him

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 13:30
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Obama Panics: Gives Political Operatives and Media Talking Points to Protect Him: CTH
Turley Drops a MOAB On Obama’s “Leaked’ Comments on the Flynn Dismissal: RS
Barr: ‘Very Concerned’ Mueller ‘Ignored’ Evidence of Russian Disinfo in Steele Dossier: RS

Mark Levin: Obama and Biden must be asked about what they knew about Flynn case: Fox
Gaetz slams Trey Gowdy over 2018 F.B.I. remarks: JTN
Fitton: Gen. Flynn Got Justice Because Lawyers Fought Back: OAN

3,000 California Churches Plan To Reopen In Defiance Of Gov. Newsom’s Orders: Marlo Safi
SCOTUS: Encouraging Illegal Aliens To Remain In The US Is A Crime: Jason Hopkins
Social distancing and social justice are not compatible with the coronavirus: Eddie Scarry

AZ: Muslim Students Threaten to Kill Prof for Suggesting Islam Is Violent: Robert Spencer
Tennessee Police Arrest Citizen Who Escaped Forced COVID-19 Detention Camp: CTH
Three members of US virus task force to quarantine: AT

Economy

American Universities Must Stop Covering for the Chinese Communist Party: NRO
Markets trade up over economy reopening but job worries remain: Free Press
Economist Stephen Moore predicts economy will have 'swift kind of recovery for the fall': Hill

Scandal Central

Why is Obama Panicking Now? Understanding Political Surveillance In The Obama Era: CTH
John Podesta Told Lawmakers Payment for Steele dossier was Split 50-50 Between DNC and Campaign: RS
Russiagate hoax blown wide open as Schiff’s lies compared with transcripts: Duran

Top House Republican issues 'call to arms' about Dems trying to 'steal' Calif. election; Trump joins effort: Fox
This Oval Office Meeting Attended By Obama and Biden Was Key To the Anti-Trump Plot: Matt Margolis
Dirty Dozen: The 12 revelations that sunk Mueller's case against Flynn: JTN

Media

Trump administration tightens visas for Chinese reporters: Colleen Long
What Happens at Lawfareblog When Ben Wittes’s Baby Cannon Explodes in His Face: JTN
Barack Obama Forgets That Bill Clinton Got Away With Perjury: David Marcus

World

Coronavirus in China: how it all started - and has it really been eradicated?: Sophia Yan
German Intelligence: China Told WHO to Downplay Virus, Delay Information and Deeming It a Pandemic: RS
Russia records highest daily tally of new cases: TOI

Report says cellphone data suggests October shutdown at Wuhan lab, but experts are skeptical: NBC
Canada: Our Government Is Here For You: SDA
Covid-19 has put the EU into intensive care: Daniel Hannan

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Targeting of Willie Soon: Charles Rotter
B-1B Bomber Brandishes A Belly Full Of Stealth Cruise Missiles While Deployed To Guam: TheDrive
Hubble Space Telescope snaps amazing images of Comet Atlas shattering: TNW

Cornucopia

Happy Mother’s Day, 2020: MOTUS
Tyson Fury promises 'massive, massive news' as rumors of impending showdown with Anthony Joshua intensify: RT
Trump Retaliates Against Asian Murder Hornets With American Kamikaze Bears: Babylon Bee
QOTD:

The biggest political crime in American history, by far! https://t.co/m5nPdUHt4u

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: Reckoning.

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 13:30
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Reckoning.: Larry O'Connor
What Does Trump Know About the Russia Hoax That Is About to Come Out?: Matt Margolis
DNC Hack Responders Contradict Comey’s Claims About Access to Servers: Epoch

New Red Flags Emerging From FBI's Handling of Michael Flynn's Case: Mark Hemingway
Wow: Crowdstrike CEO Has NO Direct Evidence Russia Stole/Exfiltrated DNC Emails: RS
Obama’s Blue Dress: SDA

Cuomo Used Novice at Device Procurement for $86 Million Order of Ventilators: John Sexton
Dem Governors Face Dozens of Lockdown Lawsuits: David Catron
A Look At The Democrat Dallas Judge Who Jailed A Salon Owner: Tristan Justice

Where Does Lt. Gen. Flynn Go To Get His Reputation Back?: I&I
None of Obama's top officials had evidence of Trump-Russia collusion: Jerry Dunleavy
Must Read: Full Interview Transcript of AG Barr Discussing Dropping the Flynn Case…: CTH

Vindication Day! How Obama Hatched the Coup in an Oval Office Meeting on January 5, 2017: EIB
Differing Perspectives: President Trump -vs- AG Bill Barr: CTH
Sally Yates learned of Flynn targeting from Obama as Comey kept her in the dark: Jerry Dunleavy

Economy

U.S. Lost 20.5M Jobs In April, Unemployment 14.7%: OAN
Democrats hope killing the economy means an invincible voter base: Neil Braithwaite
Larry Kudlow Discusses April Jobs Report – Numbers Full of “Heartbreak and Hardship”: CTH

Scandal Central

Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On January 5 Was Key To Entire Anti-Trump Operation: Mollie Hemingway
Obama Official Evelyn Farkas Admitted She Lied On MSNBC About Evidence Of Collusion: Sean Davis
'Historic Misuse': Former FBI intel chief slams Comey's pursuit of Flynn: JTN

Vindication Day on the Russia Hoax and Coup Against Trump: EIB
Trump Tower translator proves Adam Schiff knew 2 and half years ago there was no Collusion: @JohnWHuber
Turley: McCabe’s “Bizarre” Defense Notwithstanding, The FBI Had No Business Targeting Flynn: Ed Morrissey

Media

Comey, McCabe slams Justice for dropping Flynn case: 'Pure politics designed to please' Trump: Tal Axelrod
Pres. Trump Calls Comey ‘Dumb as a Rock’, Says ‘There’s something wrong with him’: Jennie Taer
Roger Stone Takes On The Clinton Henchmen Who Prosecuted Him: Patrick Howley

Mark Levin Celebrates Vindication of 'The Broadcast That Will Go Down in History': Joel B. Pollak
Ivanka: why did it take months to arrest two men said to have murdered Ahmaud Arbery: Spencer Neale
Michelle Obama: having children was a ‘concession’ that cost her her ‘dreams’: PoliZette

WSJ Columnist: After Flynn Fiasco, Must Be a Full Review of Mueller Russian Collusion Probe: Matt Vespa
AOC: “Seems As Though Something Has Happened” Between Biden And Reade, Huh?: Ed Morrissey
Kimmel’s Fake News About VP Went Viral Thanks To Blue Check Marxists (Update: Kimmel Apologizes): John Sexton

World

WHO: Live animal markets shouldn’t close despite likely role in spreading virus: TOI
China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Backfires in the Philippines: Mong Palatino
The Wuhan coronavirus in France and Austria : Paul Mirengoff

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Georgia kicks off chilling door-to-door COVID-19 blood collections: Times
Flavor Ban Was No Deterrent for E-Cig Use: Elizabeth Sheld
WeChat allegedly monitoring its overseas users: Frank Chen

Cornucopia

Eleven Secret Service agents test positive for COVID-19: report: The Hill
‘Light ’Em Up, Boys!’ Shouts Gun-Toting CDC Grunt After Hundreds Of Baby Coronaviruses Burst Out Of Pulsating Nest: Onion
Goodness Hardly Puts Up A Fight: MOTUS
QOTD:

For too long, America's elite favored #China's workers over America's. We must reverse that, especially with our unemployment rate at 14.7%. The US lost a record 20.5 million jobs last month. Rebuild America with American labor. #ProximityManufacturing @CPDChina https://t.co/UuLJScJ7Rl

— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) May 9, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: DOJ vs. FBI: Justice Dept. Releases Documents of Spectacular FBI Malfeasance in Flynn Defense

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 11:23
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Trump #MAGA Pajama Bottoms
DOJ vs. FBI: Justice Releases Evidence of Spectacular FBI Malfeasance in Flynn Case: CTH
Obama at the center of the cabal: Fox
Schiff Squeals in Pain: Caitlin Yilek

Joe Biden hosted a virtual campaign rally. It was a disaster.: Kirby Wilson
This nursing home disaster is on you, Gov. Cuomo: Michael Goodwin
Ginsburg eviscerates 9th Circuit’s handling of immigration consultant's case: Ronn Blitzer

Barr says it was 'duty' to drop Flynn case: 'It upheld the rule of law': Rebecca Klar
New Documents Show President Obama Was in on the Flynn Takedown: Katie Pavlich
Drones Outfitted with Explosives Seized in Mexico in ‘Active Terrorism Investigation’: Breitbart

Economy

House GOP urges Trump not to bail out unfunded state and local pensions: Hill
We need to protect reopened businesses from a lawsuit pandemic: Marc A. Thiessen
The California economy—and budget—is about to get body slammed: @skepticaliblog

Scandal Central

1996 court document confirms Tara Reade told of harassment in Biden’s office: Matt Fountain
Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell Reacts to DOJ Dropping Case: CTH
Andrew McCarthy Discusses Rod Rosenstein’s Flawed Second Scope Memo: CTH

Rosenstein Scope Memo For Mueller Peddled Steele Dossier, Logan Act Conspiracy Theories: Sean Davis
James Comey Begs Remaining DOJ Resistance Operatives to Continue Efforts to Shield the “Small Group”: CTH
Justice Department dropping criminal case against Flynn: JTN

Ahmaud Arbery case: Georgia father and son arrested, charged with murder: Michael Ruiz
Robert Mueller memo shows why each key figure was targeted in probe: Emily Jacobs
Did The Mueller Team Violate Brady and Flynn Orders?: Jonathan Turley

Media

Bubble-Wrapped Americans: How the U.S. Became Obsessed with Physical and Emotional Safety: Ammo
President Trump Remarks on DOJ Decision to Drop Charges Against Lt. Gen. Flynn: CTH
CNN, MSNBC Suffer EPIC Meltdowns Over ‘Nuts,’ ‘Terrifying’ Flynn Decision; ‘The Fix Is In!’: NB

World

What is China covering up about the coronavirus?: Miranda Devine
Melinda Gates-Soros gives Trump admin D- on coronavirus response: 'We need leadership': TheShill
China adopts Russian dezinformatsiya tactics to undermine the US: Joel Gehrke

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Homeland Security’s Biometrics Database Is on Its Way to the Amazon Cloud: Aaron Boyd
Engineers Just Tested an 'Impossible' Detonation Engine For The First Time - And It Works: Michelle Starr
Hayabusa2's extreme touchdown on asteroid Ryugu reveals surface secrets: Jackson Ryan

Cornucopia

Buy Dumb Supporter: Stilton’s Place
The Newest Entry into Our American English Lexicon - Doomer.: Diogenes
Throwback Thursday. We Will Not Comply Edition: MOTUS

QOTD:

Schiff and the other mobsters knew there was no Russia collusion but lied anyway. Schiff should be disbarred and expelled.https://t.co/Egvnkh1cJu

— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 8, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: Are These Blue-State Governors Just Pro-Virus?

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:56
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Nation

Trump #MAGA Pajama Bottoms
Are These Blue-State Governors Just Pro-Virus?: John Zmirak
Andrew Cuomo: Arrogant, Ignorant Failure: EIB
House panel investigating virus response packed with anti-Trump militants: W. James Antle III

Devin Nunes: ‘Walls are Closing In’ on ‘Media Russia Hoax Rats’: CNS
DNI to Schiff: The transcripts are ready to release: Byron York
John Ratcliffe is the right choice for DNI — and for America: Rep. Mark Walker

I will not wear a mask: Bob Zimmerman
U.S. Records Lowest One-Day Coronavirus Death Total in a Month: EIB
It’s time to reopen the schools: Hans Bader

NY judge gives Biden a new headache in ruling the primary must go on: Monica Showalter
Breaking Our Modern Paralysis: Ross Hunt
Betsy DeVos Restores Due Process, Dems Freak Out: David Harsanyi

Illinois governor says churches may not reopen for a year or more because of coronavirus: Madison Dibble
Whoa, Senator Lindsey Graham is Making Sense Again: “This is J Edgar Hoover Stuff”: CTH
Lou Dobbs Interviews Devin Nunes About Release of Witness Transcripts: CTH

Economy

EU predicts 'historic' recession: The Hill
Harvard Faces $1.2 Billion Shortfall Due To COVID-19: Paul Caron
Uber layoffs show a company in dire trouble: Shakeel Hashim

Scandal Central

Walls Closing In Around Chris Wray as Documents Show His Enabling of Corrupt FBI Objectives: CTH
Jim Jordan: Wray's FBI failed to turn up missing FISA files: Jerry Dunleavy
Wray pushes back through spokesman as GOP criticism of FBI intensifies: John Solomon

Jim Jordan: Wray's FBI failed to turn up missing FISA files: Jerry Dunleavy
Clinton Foundation Wants To Use AmeriCorps To Create A 'National Contact Tracing Corps': MassPrivateI
The Nuclear Option: Hillary Clinton Could Be at Top of Biden Vice President List: Charles Hurt

Grenell Warns Schiff: Release House Intel Transcripts Now — Or I Will: Ed Morrissey
Gates-Honored, Obama Admin-Appointed Doctor Wants to ‘Get Rid of All The Whites’: Patrick Howley
Texas Governor and Attorney General Call For Immediate Release of Jailed Salon Owner Shelly Luther: CTH

Media

Dan Crenshaw reacts to jailing of salon owner, says some leaders `drunk with power': Fox
Is Trump Going To Be The “UFO Disclosure” President After All?: Jazz Shaw
Amid Plague, Press Takes a Powder On Religious Liberty: Ira Stoll

As a Progressive Liberal, Why Don't I Hate Donald Trump?: Peter Darrow
The damage done by journalism prizes: Hugo Gurdon
Deranged WaPo Marxist Jen Rubin Has a Virtual MOAB Dropped on Her: Sister Toldjah

World

South Korean scientists conclude people cannot be infected with coronavirus more than once: Anthony Leonardi
Study: COVID-19 detected in France in late December: Mary Van Beusekom
China says its new space station will be completed by 2022: EuroNews

Dozens die in Canada due to delayed cardiac surgeries during pandemic, health minister says: Emma Colton
China, US stand-off over origin of Covid-19 deepens: Nirmal Ghosh
Trump says coronavirus pandemic worse 'attack' than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor: Zachary Halaschak

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Air Force's Secret Space Plane Is About to Launch Again with Even More Payloads: Oriana Pawlyk
The inside story behind the Pentagon’s ill-fated quest for a real life 'Iron Man' suit: Jared Keller
Many Effects of Hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19: Leo Goldstein

Cornucopia

We Are Cursed To Enjoy the Ride: MOTUS
The new trailer for 'Space Force' is a hilarious portrait of military bureaucracy: Task and Purpose
We Pause For A Brief Word From Our Ulcer: Stilton’s Place
QOTD:

I owned and operated nursing homes for 33 years.

What Gov Cuomo did to these facilities was unforgivable.... and criminal.

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) May 7, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: Comey’s Stalinists: Jail time is all they should have to look forward to

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 11:05
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Comey’s Stalinists: Jail time is all they should have to look forward to: Jed Babbin
Sidney Powell: Comey & Co. Committed Prosecutable Crimes in Targeting Flynn, Trump: Robert Kraychik
Congress, don't extend disincentives to work: Examiner

Your Guide To The Obama Administration’s Hit On Michael Flynn: Margot Cleveland
The Tyrannical Soul of Gretchen Whitmer: Kevin Portteus
Governors We’d Like To See Recalled For Their Pandemic Responses: I&I

Two More Women Come Forward to Corroborate Biden Accuser: Matt Palumbo
Weekend at Biden’s: R.S. McCain
Left vs. Far-Left: Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden divide Democrats: Naomi Lim

More blue states move toward reopening: Cassidy Morrison
'Sanctuary' California Begs Trump for Help After Illegal Aliens Spill Into U.S. COVID Units: Victoria Taft
Text Message In Mueller Report Has Proved Expensive For Ex-Trump Business Partner: Chuck Ross

Economy

Treasury to borrow $3 trillion in second quarter, far more than during financial crisis: Jay Heflin
New Model Predicts COVID Daily Deaths Will Soon Hit 200K Per Day. Nate Silver Is Not Convinced.: Chris White
People have asked about the new @IHME_UW figures showing 135,000 deaths: Alex Berenson

Scandal Central

Michael Flynn was railroaded by Comey's FBI: James A. Gagliano
Pressure mounts on Wray as FBI behavior in Russia case comes into clearer focus: John Solomon
Jim Jordan Blasts FBI Director Wray in Letter Demanding Answers, Interviews With Bill Priestap and Joe Pientka: CTH

Report: CIA I.G. Sitting On Report That Putin Favored Hillary Clinton in 2016, But John Brennan Overruled Them: Ace
Secretary of the Senate says she has 'no discretion' to disclose Biden accuser complaint: Naomi Lim
Republicans demand interviews with FBI's Priestap, Pientka after bombshell Michael Flynn revelations : Fox

Media

RNC chairwoman: Networks that ignored Biden allegation should be barred from presidential debates: Mike Brest
NYT: Tara Reade Allegations Too Politically Explosive to be Investigated by the Media-- So They Should be Investigated by…the DNC: Ace
Judge Dismisses Whiny Whamen's Soccer Team Lawsuit; They Chose the Safe, Socialist Pay Structure Rather: Ace

Project Veritas Uncovered an Important Coronavirus Story and Twitter Is Actively Suppressing It: Beth Baumann
Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic: Jeffrey A. Tucker
The Media Racket And The Coronavirus Numbers Game: Derek Hunter

World

Bad to worse: A tit-for-tat timeline of deteriorating U.S.-China relations: JTN
China squeezes debt repayments from virus-hit nations: Gordon Watts
Speaking in Mandarin, Senior Trump Advisor Calls for Greater Freedom in China: Eva Fu

As China's Economy Implodes, Trump Ratchets Up the Pressure: Jeff Reynolds
Thanks, Socialized Medicine UK: More than half of all adults now paid by the state: Telegraph
Our toothless response to China is embarrassing: Stephen Daisley

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Scientists Create Antibody That Defeats Coronavirus in Lab: Tim Loh
Significant breakthrough in finding antibody to coronavirus: Arutz Sheva
Here’s What It Feels Like To Be Stung By Asia’s ‘Murder Hornet’: Joseph Curl

Esper fears pandemic will force Pentagon to make deep cuts to invest in new technology: Jamie McIntyre
Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps: THT
Bitcoin hash rate soars ahead of halving: Paul Muir

Cornucopia

I'm Bored,' Says Kid With More Luxuries Than Even Royalty Possessed Just 100 Years Ago: Babylon Bee
Language Apologies In Advance, But Sometimes You Just Lose It: MOTUS
Do the Media Even Exist?: Victor Davis Hanson
QOTD:

BREAKING:

Nancy Pelosi just announced that she wants the next stimulus package to include "guaranteed minimum incomes" for illegal aliens

31 million Americans are out of work

And all Nancy Pelosi cares about is getting cash to illegal aliens

What a disgrace.

RT!

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 4, 2020

How about we cancel taxes? https://t.co/y2p9nljsfx

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 5, 2020

REMINDER: @politico has a joint venture with the South China Morning Post.

The owner, Robert Allbritton, is a donor to the Clinton Foundation.

Where is the @FCC ? They are allowing Chinese propaganda to flood into America. What a disgrace they are ⬇️ https://t.co/gMR2kUGgxp

— REXXURECTION (@rexxurection) May 4, 2020

BREAKING:

Nancy Pelosi just announced that she wants the next stimulus package to include "guaranteed minimum incomes" for illegal aliens

31 million Americans are out of work

And all Nancy Pelosi cares about is getting cash to illegal aliens

What a disgrace.

RT!

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 4, 2020

Larwyn’s Linx: DHS: China 'intentionally concealed the severity' of coronavirus outbreak to hoard supplies

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:23
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DHS: China 'intentionally concealed severity' of outbreak to hoard supplies: Carlin Becker
Andrew Cuomo Had Worst Response to the Crisis of Any Governor in America: Rick Moran
Joe Biden Claims ‘600,000 Dead’ from Coronavirus: Kyle Olson

The Morning Briefing: The Longer This Goes On, the Worse China Looks: Stephen Kruiser
Coronavirus And The Horrors Of Democrat Control: NoisyRm
Ohio Gov.: Mandatory Face Mask Order Was “just a bridge too far”: LI

America Doesn’t Have A Justice System Anymore: Kurt Schlichter
Democratic Donors Terrified About VP Pick Their Voters Actually Want: Rick Moran
Stacey Abrams's embarrassing campaign for the vice presidency: Examiner

BidenWatch for May 4, 2020: BattleSwarm
Hundreds of boats in ‘Trumptilla’ parade from Jupiter to Mar-a-Lago: Palm Beach Post
Trump Admin. To Give $12B To Hospitals ‘Hardest Hit’ By Virus: OAN

Economy

On VA-TN border, one side is now open for business while the other is still on lockdown: Salena Zito
They Said Lockdowns Were About Flattening the Curve. They Lied.: John Nolte
NEC Director Larry Kudlow Discusses Economic Expectations: CTH

Scandal Central

Understanding Why NYT, WaPo, Politico and Buzzfeed Cannot Tell The Truth About Spygate: CTH
Did Feds Commit Felony By Altering 302s In The Michael Flynn Case?: Marina Medvin
Sunday Talks: Jim Jordan and Trey Gowdy React to Latest Flynn Developments: CTH

Sunday Talks – Maria Bartiromo Questions Senator Graham: “Why Do You Continue To Do Nothing”?: CTH
Jordan: Strzok stopped FBI from closing Flynn case a day after Schumer's warning: Daniel Chaitin
NYC Mayor Singles Out Jews for Arrest: Shireen Qudosi

Media

Facebook is Spending Millions to Plant Radical Communist Activists in Local Newspapers: Daniel Greenfield
Sunday Talks: Mockingbird Propagandist Chris Wallace Lies During Birx Interview: CTH
Coronavirus: Trump Ridicules George W. Bush Appeal for Bipartisanship: Simon Kent

Obama hack Marie Harf: small businesses aren’t ‘really meaningful’ to economy right now: Jon Dougherty
A Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama ticket to replace Joe Biden? Is it even possible?: Douglas MacKinnon
Cruz: WaPo's Defense of China on Coronavirus Is 'Abandoning All Pretenses of Journalism': Tyler O’Neil

World

Pompeo steps up US pressure on China, says 'enormous evidence' coronavirus came from Wuhan lab: ST
Finally. Germany Bans Hezbollah and Raids Its Mosques: Rick Moran
Trump Works to Disrupt Iranian Weapons Smuggling Operation With New Sanctions: Adam Kredo

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Perfect: Asia's 'Murder Hornets' Are on the Loose: Rick Moran
Stuck inside? Take your kids on an indoor safari!: Jason Bittel
NASA’s Lunar Lander: Tuskegee Will Test AM Parts for the Dynetics Team: Vanesa Listek

Cornucopia

Fear Itself: Cold Fury
Current Rankings Of Dem VP Candidates (NSFW): Earl of Taint
Monday Pun: GOC
QOTD:

Agreed—FBI crimes & abuses could’ve been addressed promptly w 8/17 confirmation of Director Christopher Wray. That FBI sat for 3 years on info clearing Flynn & others shows, at best, Wray has no handle on now compromised bureau. Likely much worse. https://t.co/6FybZLFcdk

— Lee Smith (@LeeSmithDC) May 4, 2020

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