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IT APPEARS THAT JOE BIDEN IS ASHAMED TO BE A WHITE MALE AND AN AMERICAN

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Joe Biden on the Anita Hill hearing where Hill attempted to deny Clarence Thomas, a conservative back man with impeccable credentials, a position on the Supreme Court without a shred of evidence…

“I also realized there was a real and perceived problem the committee faced. They were a bunch of white guys. No, I mean it sincerely. A bunch of white guys hearing this testimony on the Senate Judiciary Committee. So when Anita Hill came to testify she faced a committee that didn’t fully understand what the hell it was all about.”

“To this day, I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved, given the courage that she showed by reaching out to us.”

“We knew a lot less about the extent of harassment back then, over 30 years ago, but she paid a terrible price, she was abused through the hearing, she was taken advantage of.”

While speaking about Martin Luther King…

"The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists. We don't even consciously acknowledge it. But it's been built into every aspect of our system."

"Because when your schools are substandard, when your houses are undervalued, when your car insurance costs more for no apparent reason, when poverty rates for black Americans is still twice that of white Americans, ... there's something we have to admit. Not you -- we -- White America has to admit there's a still a systematic racism. And it goes almost unnoticed by so many of us."

What Biden will not acknowledge…

It was the Democrat Party that stood for slavery, segregation, the Jim Crow laws, those who voted against civil rights legislation, and those who supported the KKK as the terrorist arm of the Democrats to intimidate blacks and restrict their entry into positions of leadership.

It is the Democrat Party whose long-time governance over back ghettos saw billions of dollars disappear into the pockets of Democrat politicians, union and mob bosses, and other special interests.

It is the Democrat Party that is trying to subvert the United States Constitution in order to gain perpetual and absolute power.

It is the Democrat Party that has failed to repair, replace, or build-out our infrastructure – better to govern over scarcity than enjoy abundance.

It is the Democrat Party that is the root cause of almost all of the man-made troubles in this nation.

And about his “crazy old uncle”  personal behavior…

There is ample evidence, on-camera and off-camera that Joe Biden is often over-familiar with women within arms reach.

An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden

In 2014, I was the 35-year-old Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada.

Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction. As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?”

I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.” I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience. <Source>


Lucy Flores isn’t alone. Joe Biden’s got a long history of touching women inappropriately. -- The media gave Biden a pass for years.

Flores’s experience isn’t unique. It is no secret in Washington that Biden has touched numerous women inappropriately in public. It’s just never been treated as a serious issue by the mainstream press.

Biden’s been caught on camera embracing a female reporter from behind and gripping her above her waist, just below her bust. At a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Biden put his hands on the shoulders of Stephanie Carter, Carter’s wife, and then leaned in and whispered into her ear. (He’s whispered into many women’s ears.) He’s also touched women’s faces and necks during other photo ops. Once at a swearing-in ceremony for a US senator, he held the upper arm of the senator’s preteen daughter, leaned down and whispered into her ear, as she became visibly uncomfortable. Then he kissed the side of her forehead, a gesture that made the girl flinch.

It’s all out in the open. News outlets wrote about these incidents. But the stories ran under light-hearted headlines like, “Photo of famously friendly Joe Biden goes viral” or “Here’s Joe Biden being Joe Biden with Ash Carter’s wife” or “Joe Biden: Sex symbol?,” a piece that I edited and now regret. <Source>

It appears that this is the type of behavior that was perpetrated by former President Bill Clinton and stage-managed by Hillary Clinton with her war room to handle “bimbo eruptions.” And, while Biden’s inappropriate behavior is acknowledged and commented upon in the mainstream media, it appears that no progressive socialist democrat is willing to hold him accountable for his behavior. Whereas, the very same people are willing to attack and convict, in the court of public opinion, the behavior of conservatives like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh on the thinnest of unsubstantiated allegations. With nobody concerned that the media has now decided you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent – even if the allegations are decades old and there is no court in the land in which you can defend your reputation.

Bottom line…

If you are wondering why Joe Biden is spending so much time on race and gender, it is because he lacks the character that Martin Luther King spoke of? Or is it the staging of some elaborate excuse for his continued inappropriate sexual behavior that should have enraged the #metoo movement?

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We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



WUSSY LINDSEY GRAHAM'S TRUE COLORS SHOW AGAIN

It was an amazing sight, aisle-hopping John McCain’s protégé standing up to Senate Democrats during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and excoriating Senate Democrats.

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Lindsey Graham tears into Democrats over 'sham' Kavanaugh hearing

“This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics,” a visibly angry Graham said from the dais while pointing at Democratic senators. “And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy.”

Graham added: “Boy, y’all want power and I hope you don’t get it.”

Graham personally addressed Kavanaugh to apologize for the questioning of his high school yearbook comments and his beer drinking habits.

“If you’re looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time,” Graham said. “This is hell.”  <Source>

Clearly a radical departure from his usual sycophantic whimpering of a neutered sheep following in McCain’s very footsteps.

Now we find Graham reverting to type, jumping the aisle to join forces with one of the most radical, and progressive socialist Democrats in the Senate, Dick “Dirtbag” Durbin to sell out America to illegal interests by ratifying former President Obama’s unconstitutional Dream Act which was implemented with little more than a smirk and an illegal executive order.

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Senators Reintroduce The Nightmarish Dream Act Again

A little more than a week after supporting President Trump’s national emergency declaration to address the crisis on the southern border, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined forces with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to reintroduce the Dream Act, the exceedingly expensive mass amnesty bill that will exacerbate the border crisis.

As of today, the text is not yet available for measure, but it is unlikely it will be an improvement on the massive amnesty Dream Act of 2017. As FAIR wrote of the previous Graham-Durbin effort, it is “nearly guaranteed to spur additional mass illegal immigration to the United States.”

According to the Migration Policy Institute, as many as 3.5 million illegal aliens could have been eligible for amnesty under the requirements of the 2017 bill.

As Dan Stein, president of FAIR, rightly noted in a press release, “Rather than providing more resources to secure our borders and addressing the wholesale abuse of our asylum policies, the DREAM Act would provide new incentives for people to bring or send their kids to the United States illegally.”

To make immigration matters worse, that same day, Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein (CA), Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Ben Cardin (Md.) and Tim Kaine (Va.) introduced the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act, which would allow aliens in the country under Temporary Permanent Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to apply for permanent status.

TPS is a provision under which protection from deportation is granted to people from certain countries afflicted by natural disasters, war, or other dangerous conditions.

Earlier this month, House Democrats introduced H.R. 6, American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which is a combination of the Dream Act and SECURE Act, which essentially envelops both Senate bills into one mass amnesty bill. According to the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, the H.R. 6 would grant amnesty to up to 2.5 million immigrants. But that is an incredibly conservative number considering this bill has no age limit and no end date. <Source>

Making Obama’s unconstitutional act a law…

DACA Is Unconstitutional, as Obama Admitted

Responding in October 2010 to demands that he implement immigration reforms unilaterally, Obama declared, "I am not king. I can't do these things just by myself." In March 2011, he said that with "respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case." In May 2011, he acknowledged that he couldn't "just bypass Congress and change the (immigration) law myself. ... That's not how a democracy works."

Yet in 2012, he did it anyway. He put DACA in place to provide pseudo-legal status to illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as minors, including as teenagers. He promised them that they wouldn't be deported and provided them with work authorizations and access to Social Security and other government benefits.

And he did this despite the fact that the immigration laws passed by Congress do not give the president the ability to do this. Indeed, Congress specifically rejected bills to provide such benefits. <Source>

What happened?

It appears that the 2020 election happened. An election that sees both Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham standing for re-election along with such prominent RINO (Republican In Name Only) progressives as: Susan Collins (R-ME), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Shelley Capito (R-WV), Cory Gardner (R-CO), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and some of the worst progressive socialist democrats like Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Mark Warner (D-VA).

Or that Lindsey Graham reverted to type – sparkle plenty and his progressive utopia …

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Bottom line …

Here in California, we have seen what an influx of illegal aliens can do to our state, our economy, our social safety nets, our healthcare, our culture, and our politics. All in the name of providing progressive socialist democrats with a perpetual powerbase and a super-majority that can rule by fiat – bypassing the will of the people and the initiative process with impunity.

You will notice that the politicians have fought hard to keep the Census from enumerating the extent of illegal aliens in our nation during a process that is used to determine the number of representatives in Congress. You will notice that the politicians refuse to enforce federal immigration laws that demand foreign illegals register with the government – and refuse to deport those who haven’t registered.

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How many people would be still alive if it were not for illegal aliens? Here in California, there is the Bologna family, Jamiel Shaw, and Kate Steinle among many lesser known others?

There is a proper way to implement immigration reform, starting with the date-barred registration and enumeration of all illegal aliens who would forfeit any rights to stay in the country if they did not register — followed by the suitable impact reports and congressional legislation. If we control our borders, provide work permits ONLY to those who registered, the problem would die out in one generation. We also need to revisit how children born of alien parents become American citizens because it is not in the U.S. Constitution nor any legislation.

We are so screwed when our Senators and Representatives seek to convey citizenship to the undeserving for political purposes.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



VOTING FOR YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION

Have you taken the time to examine the latest un-American foolishness from the progressive socialist democrats?

Everywhere you turn, they are attempting to kill common-sense measures to ensure the integrity of our elections … they want automatic registration for everyone, they want illegal aliens and criminals to vote, they want to suppress voter identification requirements that are now needed to cash a check, enter a federal building, or fly, they want to disallow the removal of dead individuals and individuals who have not voted for two election cycles, they want to be the ones to pick district boundaries to ensure predominant and perpetual democrat precincts, and most of all they want to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish the electoral college and disenfranchise the majority of citizens who do not live in the big blue states. 

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It is no laughing matter…

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Let us not forget the progressive socialist democrat group who is attempting an end-run around the U.S. Constitution by having the individual states enter into a "compact" to vote their state's electoral votes for whoever wins the national vote -- the wishes of the individual voters in a state be damned. We are not a democracy -- or mobocracy -- we are a republic. How can any elected official who has sworn an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution go along with this nonsense? Pretty much because the progressive socialist democrats do not give a damn about anything except POWER -- RAW, NAKED POWER TO RUN YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR ECONOMY, YOUR MILITARY, YOUR HEALTHCARE, YOUR EMPLOYMENT, AND YOUR LIFE.

Bottom line…

The progressive socialist democrats make it easy for illegal aliens to flood the country, to change our American culture, our economy, and our politics. Mark my words, there will come a time when the progressive socialist democrats will pick your pockets, confiscate your property, nationalize your workplace, and centrally manage your life like other socialist and communist countries. If you think that I am being shortsighted, just look at the formerly golden state of California and the Muslim areas found in Dearborn, Michigan and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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You cannot trust the progressive socialist democrats with your life and the safety and security of the United States. Remember, it is the progressive socialist democrats who are attempting to subvert the Second Amendment and disarm law-abiding citizens – creating larger victim pools where your only recourse is to beg for your life when encountering armed criminals, crazies, and terrorists.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



IRONIC: GAY HOSTS SCREAM TRUMP/RUSSIA COLLUSION FOR TWO YEARS, OVERLOOK SPYING THREAT IN THEIR HOLLYWOOD BACKYARD

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I find it supremely ironic that gay cable news commentators like Rachel Maddow, Charles Blow, Don Lemon, and others have loudly screamed that Donald Trump and his associates colluded with the Russian for two years while saying nothing about the Red Chinese purchasing the gay dating site GRINDR -- with a treasure trove of information on the alphabet people (GLBTQ) which presented a clear and present danger of being blackmailed or otherwise compromised by a foreign intelligence service.

Told U.S. security at risk, Chinese firm seeks to sell Grindr dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has informed Kunlun that its ownership of West Hollywood, California-based Grindr constitutes a national security risk, the two sources said.

CFIUS’ specific concerns and whether any attempt was made to mitigate them could not be learned. The United States has been increasingly scrutinizing app developers over the safety of personal data they handle, especially if some of it involves U.S. military or intelligence personnel.

The development represents a rare, high-profile example of CFIUS undoing an acquisition that has already been completed. Kunlun took over Grindr through two separate deals between 2016 and 2018 without submitting the acquisition for CFIUS review, according to the sources, making it vulnerable to such an intervention.

Grindr, which describes itself as the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, had 27 million users as of 2017. The company collects personal information submitted by its users, including a person’s location, messages, and in some cases even someone’s HIV status, according to its privacy policy.

Kunlun acquired a majority stake in Grindr in 2016 for $93 million. It bought out the remainder of the company in 2018.<Source>


What Happened When Grindr Was Caught Sharing Its Users' HIV Status

Gay dating app Grindr has admitted to sharing its users’ private health data.

On Monday, Buzzfeed reported that the app had allowed two outside companies to view the HIV status of its users, along with other personal information.

Grindr initially denied that it was sharing the HIV status of its users, writing on Twitter that “Grindr has never, nor will we ever sell personally identifiable user information – especially information regarding HIV status or last test date – to third parties or advertisers.” <Source>

Bottom line …

Let us not forget that Russia’s attempt to interfere with the 2016 election occurred on former President Barack Obama’s watch with his national security team in place and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and FBI Director James Comey at the helm. AND THEY DID NOTHING – concentrating their joint efforts on spying on American citizens associated with the Trump candidacy, campaign, and possibly even Donald Trump himself.

Does anyone remember President Obama’s reaction to the Chinese hack of the Office of Personnel Management where 21.5 million detailed records of past and present government employees, including those in the intelligence community, military, and including detailed background checks, were stolen in 2015? He did nothing.

Once again, proof positive that the progressive socialist democrats cannot be trusted with the safety and security of America and Americans. They would rather rant than react. And while they are ranting, their voices are being amplified in the mainstream media echo chamber which is little more than the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



JUST ASKING: COLLUSION?

Now that we have seen an indication that the top government officials knew the origin of the dossier and perpetrated a fraud upon the American people…

QUESTIONS

Meanwhile, all the progressive socialist democrats in Congress are continuing the witch-hunt.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



SMOLLETT: DISTRACTION & DIVERSION FROM AN EMBARRASSING TRUTH? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: MARCH 30, 2019 – One of my readers just sent me a comic version of this blog post…

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Original post …

If you had been a progressive socialist democrat or a member of the mainstream media that has cried “collusion” for two years, how can you distract from that prominent red stain on your white rug? All without admitting to the falsities, lies, and distortions in your narrative.

You could create a media outrage to distract and divert attention from an embarrassing truth…

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Add to the mix, the white Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and the black Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Eddie Johnson, holding a news conference declaring that the action to drop the criminal action against alleged race hoaxer Jussie Smollett is a “whitewash” and miscarriage of justice. Both progressive socialist democrats playing their part to perfection.

And to attract the conspiracy bloggers…

How is it we find out now that another curious “coincidental” fact in the case emerges? Kim Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney, attempted to convince the Chicago Police Department to allow the FBI to handle after she was approached by Tina Tchen who was the former chief of staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Tchen texted Foxx on Feb. 1 — three days after Smollett reported the attack and when he was still considered a victim.

“I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation,” Tchen wrote.

Foxx emailed Tchen, a close pal of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s wife, later the same day, “Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation. He is reaching out now and will get to me shortly.” <Source>


Smollett is represented by Los Angeles attorney who is alleged to be the unindicted “co-conspirator 1” in the federal Nike shakedown indictment of the attorney, Michael Avenatti, who attacked President Trump and Supreme Court nominee Brett Cavanaugh on behalf of the progressive socialist democrats.

Is it gay issue?

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https://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2010/columns/alumni_profiles/gay_mentor.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4470550/President-Obama-considered-pursuing-gay-relationship.html

https://www.hks.harvard.edu/publications/barack-obama-americas-first-gay-president

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/michelle-obama-reveals-she-snuck-out-white-house-celebrate-gay-n937186

Bottom line …

I will leave it up to you to decide if this is just a coincidental confluence of progressive socialist democrat fixers, or something more sinister.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



MICHAEL AVENATTI: A VICTIM OF PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT WHITE PRIVILEGE?

Is tomorrow's entertaining press conference still on? …

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Why should anyone be surprised that a sleazy lawyer attempted to use his media access to line his own pockets?

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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York
Monday, March 25, 2019

U.S. Attorney Announces The Arrest Of Michael Avenatti For Engaging In A Scheme To Extort A Public Company

Avenatti Is Alleged To Have Used Threats of Economic and Reputational Harm To Demand More Than $20 Million In Payments


Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the arrest today of MICHAEL AVENATTI on federal extortion and interstate threat charges.

As alleged, AVENATTI,an attorney, attempted to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict
substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged, Avenatti used illegal and extortionate threats for the purpose of obtaining millions of dollars in payments from a public company. Calling this anticipated payout a retainer or a settlement doesn’t change what it was – a shakedown. When lawyers use their law licenses as weapons, as a guise to extort payments for themselves, they are no longer acting as attorneys. They are acting as criminals, and they will held responsible for their conduct.”

FBI Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “As alleged, Michael Avenatti approached Nike last week with a list of financial demands in exchange for covering up allegations of misconduct on behalf of the company. The lofty price tag included a $1.5 million payoff for Avenatti’s client and upwards of tens of millions of dollars for the legal services of his firm – services Nike never requested. This is nothing more than a straightforward case of extortion. In the event anyone needs to be reminded, this type of behavior is illegal and it will not be tolerated – especially when committed by a lawyer who is supposed to use his license to practice law, not to willfully violate it.”

AVENATTI stated that he would refrain from holding the press conference and harming Nike only if Nike made a payment of $1.5 million to a client of AVENATTI’s in possession of information damaging to Nike (“Client-1), and further agreed to “retain” AVENATTI and CC-1 to conduct an “internal investigation” – an investigation that Nike did not request – for which AVENATTI and CC-1 demanded to be paid, at a minimum, between $15 and $25 million. Alternatively, and in lieu of such a retainer agreement, AVENATTI and CC-1 demanded a total payment of $22.5 million from Nike to resolve any claims Client-1 might have and additionally to buy AVENATTI’s silence.


To read more …

Media Release
Complaint

[OCS Notes …

** 1.  This indictment contains only allegations which must be presented to the court for trial and adjudication. Avenatti is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction. Unlike the practices of Democratic operative Avenatti in the Trump matter with Stormy Daniels and the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, people are not assumed  to be guilty until they prove their innocence.

**  2.  The co-conspirator (“CC-1”) who is not named as a defendant in this complaint is said by the media to be another skeezy California attorney, Mark Geragos who has represented Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Gary Condit, Susan McDougal, Scott Peterson, Scott Barney, Jussie Smollett, and Colin Kaepernick. It is likely that he is not named because he is singing like a songbird.]

Unfortunately for Michael Avenatti, he is a victim of white privilege – a white male without the protection of a religious race card…

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There is little or no difference between so many people who capitalize on their ability to generate massive publicity to intimidate and coerce individuals and companies to engage their services to avoid disclosure, mitigate reputational damage, or signify redemption after an embarrassing public event. Some, notably Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton appear to have never been held accountable for their actions.

Bottom line…

After the unsubstantiated crap that attorney Michael Avenatti threw at President Trump and Associate Justice Brett Kavanagh, it is only fitting that he be hoist on his own progressive socialist democrat petard.

In addition to the New York charges, Avenatti was also charged in Los Angeles with embezzling money from a client and submitting false documents to a financial institution.

"Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint alleging he embezzled a client’s money in order to pay his own expenses and debts — as well as those of his coffee business and law firm — and also defrauded a bank by using phony tax returns to obtain millions of dollars in loans." <Source>

Avenatti  appears to be totally and completely screwed. May justice prevail. If the case reaches the Supreme Court, look for Justice Kavanaugh to recuse himself.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



ABC NEWS: ADAM PROVES HE IS A PIECE OF SCHIFF.

The summary letter provided to the media has been delivered and is available here.

It appears to me that the findings are presented in such a manner as to provide the progressive socialist democrats with talking points that can be further used to attack President Trump. The conclusion on Russian interference is crystal clear. However, the obstruction finding is troublesome as it can be spun that Trump’s Attorney General made the final call that there was “insufficient” evidence to establish that Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Which the Democrats are now claiming that the report does not say “no evidence.” And, that the basis for “no obstruction” is predicated on the fact that there was no collusion – so there was nothing to obstruct.

The excerpted key findings with respect to President Trump…

 

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Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

Obstruction of Justice.

The Special Counsel states that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

The Special Counsel's decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation
without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. Over the course of the investigation, the Special Counsel's office engaged in discussions with certain Department officials regarding many of the legal and factual matters at issue in the Special Counsel's obstruction investigation.

After reviewing the Special Counsel's final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.

In making this determination, we noted that the Special Counsel recognized that "the
evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to
Russian election interference," and that, while not determinative, the absence of such evidence bears upon the President's intent with respect to obstruction
. Generally speaking, to obtain and sustain an obstruction conviction, the government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct with a sufficient nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding.

Prior to the release of the preliminary summary of the Mueller report, and without one shred of evidence of what might be in Robert Mueller’s report, Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, spews forth supposition and innuendo that uses facts not in evidence to continue smearing Donald Trump. How this piece of Schiff could head the House Intelligence Committee is puzzling. But then again, the Democrats have chosen to use the committee’s proceeding to politically attack President Trump rather than keep America safe and secure.

'This Week' Transcript: 3-24-19: Rep. Adam Schiff and Jim Jordan - ABC News

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let's bring in now the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. Chairman Schiff, thank you for joining us this morning.

REP. ADAM SCHIFF (D), CALIFORNIA: Thanks, George.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You know, the biggest news from Robert Mueller so far is that there are no new indictments for that underlying -- any cooperating with and conspiracy with the Russians to interfere in our elections. And we’re already seeing Rudy Giuliani come out with a tweet about that yesterday, citing you. He said your previous statement saying there is significant evidence of collusion involving the Trump campaign. I trust he, Adam Schiff, is relieved there is no collusion and I hope he will apologize for his mistake. We all make them. The real virtue is to admit it. It would help us heal. You going to apologize?

[OCS: There is little doubt in my mind that Adam Schiff is a duplicitous lying scumbag who knows that he, in all likelihood, will never be held accountable for his outright lies, distortions, and misdirection. It should also be noted that the only time most politicians apologize is when they have been caught in undeniable wrongdoing and the media is continuing to make the wrongdoing the centerpiece of their reporting for a sustained period of time.] 

SCHIFF: I think Mr. Giuliani would be wise to wait until the report is made public before making any pronouncements about vindication. And likewise, people should wait to determine just how incriminating it is. We know the special counsel was not permitted to indict a sitting president and we ought to see what evidence he produced, both on the issue of conspiracy as well as on the issue obstruction of justice. So Mr. Giuliani would be wise to do something he has rarely done and that is wait until we see the facts.

[OCS: Notice the rhetorical trick when Schiff points out that “the special counsel was not permitted to indict a sitting president,” setting the stage for the fact that the Department of Justice rules do not allow the release of information on people who are not indicted – and thus the President could still be guilty even if his name does not appear in the report.]

STEPHANOPOULOS: You have said, though, in the past there was significant evidence of collusion. How do you square that with Robert Mueller's decision not to indict anyone?

SCHIFF: And there is significant evidence of collusion and we’ve set that out time and time again from the secret meetings in Trump Tower to the conversations between Flynn, and the Russian ambassador to the providing of polling data to someone linked to Russian intelligence and Stone’s conversation with WikiLeaks and the GRU through Guccifer 2.0 --

[OCS: One, it all depends on the issue of what constitutes collusion. Simply speaking with Russians is not collusion and there is no crime of “collusion.” If one wanted to be truthful, one might say that Hillary and Bill Clinton, including their cadre of associates, should be investigated for their alleged criminal act of “conspiracy” involving the Uranium One deal with the Russians. Meeting with Russians during the course of one’s duties (Flynn) or attempting to access “opposition research” (Tower Meeting) do not constitute collusion or criminal activities.

In fact, one might make the case that Flynn’s prosecution was both immoral and illegal and carried out for political purposes. That he was specifically entrapped by hostile government forces executing a political agenda.

The Tower Meeting also involved a known Russian operative (with a State Department pass to be in-country) who maintained a working relationship with Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS CEO who appears to be at the center of the phony Steele Dossier ploy.

And, since the DNC did not allow the FBI to forensically examine their computer and all of the assertions of hacking and WikiLeak’s involvement is still unsubstantiated, one might consider another Democrat Trojan Horse?]

STEPHANOPOULOS: None of it prosecuted.

SCHIFF: No, that's true. And as I pointed out on your show many times, there's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy and as I’ve said before, George, I leave that decision to Bob Mueller and I have full confidence in him. And I think frankly the country owes Bob Mueller a debt of gratitude for conducting the investigation as professionally as he has. So I -- I have trust his prosecutorial judgment but that doesn't mean, of course, that there isn’t compelling and incriminating evidence that should be shared with the American people.

[OCS: Let us not forget that the Report is the prosecutor’s opinion and has never been tested in a court of law or subject to adversarial challenge that could reveal truths taken out of context or manufactured out of who cloth. If a prosecution is unlikely to succeed in a court of law, then there are strategic flaws somewhere in the evidence, testimony, or the presentation cannot prove the elements of a crime. We also do not know how professional Mueller’s efforts may have been considering he was surrounded, 100%, by investigators and prosecutors hostile to President Trump and favorable to the criminal activities of the Clinton gang.]

STEPHANOPOULOS: What you're seeing some of the president's allies already say is this is vindication for the president.

SCHIFF: Well they’ve been saying with each indictment that it's a vindication that now, about six people close to the president have been indicted. That hardly looks like vindication to me. But again, let’s see what the report has to say. If they’re so confident that the report is going to exonerate them, they should fight to make that report and the underlying evidence public and available to Congress. But I suspect that we’ll find those words of transparency to prove hollow, that in fact they will fight to make sure that Congress doesn't get this underlying evidence.

[OCS: If one looks closely, all of the indictments thus far are not for activities that involve Donald Trump, either as a candidate or the President of the United States. Most of the indictments involve the criminal activities of individuals prior to the campaign, or in the case of Flynn, a set-up for a procedural crime of lying to an investigator. From the evidence, the FBI went out of their way to make sure Flynn was not represented by an attorney, that the interrogation was a simple chat, and essentially Flynn was being accused of misremembering or forgetting some fact.

The Democrats do not want the underlying evidence made public so they continue to point to redactions and withheld information and say, “see, it’s there, but it’s hidden by design.” And, the last thing the Democrats would want is for evidence relating to unindicted individuals from being made public because thus would open up a “can of worms” where the actions of the FBI and DOJ would be revealed in the Clinton matter.

Congress has no legal or statutory authority in a criminal matter. It is their prerogative to do their own investigation for impeachment, lying to Congress (although they let Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen’s lies go unchallenged on numerous occasions), or for legislative guidance.]

But we are going to take it as far as necessary to make sure that we do. We have an independent obligation to share the facts with the American people. We in the intelligence committee have a particular obligation to determine whether there is evidence whether that the president may be compromised in any way, where that is criminal or not and of course there are indications he was pursuing money in Russia through Trump Tower and other potential real estate that could be deeply compromising.

[OCS: Notice the not so subtle shift from Russian collusion for political purposes to potentially criminal financial activities – activities which might cause the examination of Trump’s tax returns and business dealings which would be great media fodder leading up to the 2020 election.

It is also up to the Intelligence Committee to investigate the Russian conspiracy involving Obama Administration officials that saw 20% of America’s uranium transferred to a Russian State organization. But, that seems to have slipped Schiff’s mind even though it is an ongoing issue.]

STEPHANOPOULOS: You say you’re going to take it as far as necessary. That means subpoena first, then sue?

SCHIFF: It means make the request, if the question request denied, subpoena. If the subpoenas are denied, we will haul people before the Congress. And yes, we will prosecute in court as necessary to get this information. And you know, I’ll say this, I think that Neal Katyal’s prognostication is quite correct, we will win that litigation.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Why are you so sure?

SCHIFF: -- the Justice Department will be -- well, because how do you make the case as the Justice Department that after providing 880,000 pages of discovery to a Republican Congress and answered to subpoenas that somehow you're precluded from providing that information to Congress in the Trump investigation. When likewise in the Clinton investigation, there were no indictments for Rod Rosenstein or others to say, it's our policy not the share information with those not indicted, they should explain that to Bruce Ohr or Andy McCabe or Peter Strzok or Lisa Page or countless others -- Hillary Clinton, for whom they provided hundreds of thousands of pages of information to Congress, much of it made public.

So, I would hate to defend that double standard in court, and if they try they'll not only lose, but they will damage any reputation for impartiality, so I think they need to be transparent, and I hope they recognize that.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You also asked Robert Mueller to examine transcripts of Donald Trump Jr., Eric Prince, Jared Kushner, for possible false statements, no charges there, either. Surprised?

SCHIFF: I don't know. That's a difficult charge to prove. When we released the transcript, people can make their own judgment about how truthful or forthcoming they were.

But as I said at the time, I wanted the special couple to be able to review the transcripts, not just for the purpose of determining whether people lied to us, as indeed, people did, but also what evidence they show on the central issues that he was investigating.

STEPHANOPOULOS: There is no public evidence that Robert Mueller even interviewed Don Jr. We now he didn't interview the president. Mistake?

SCHIFF: Yes. I think -- and I have said this all along, it was a mistake to rely on written responses by the president, that is generally more what the lawyer has to say than what the individual has to say. I can certainly understand why the lawyers like Giuliani were fighting this, because the president is someone who seems pathologically incapable of telling the truth for long periods of time.

But nonetheless, if you really do want the truth, you need to put people under oath. And that should have been done, but the special counsel may have made the decision that, as he could not indict a sitting president on the obstruction issue, as it would draw out his investigation, that that didn't make sense.

And one other point in terms of the timing of this report, George, which I think is significant, and that is this report has come out so far in advance of the election that the contents can be made public, that the public can have that access to information without violating any policy about disclosure prior to an election. And that’s very important.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You mentioned that the criminal investigation was only one part of Robert Mueller's job. He also took over the counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference, as well.

I was a little puzzled that the Speaker is ruling out any classified briefing about that counterintelligence investigation. Isn't that the normal course of business for your committee and the so-called Gang of Eight?

SCHIFF: There may be a time down the road with respect to specific classified information that goes to a source or method where they would want to brief us on that. But I think what the Speaker is saying, and I completely agree is, do not think you can bury this report. Do not think you can bury the evidence in secret by briefing eight people in Congress and say we have discharged our responsibility. That's not going to cut it.

So it is essential that the report be made completely public, and the reservations that you have mentioned, the legal issues. One thing is abundantly clear about the special counsel regulations, and that is the attorney general has the discretion to make it completely public. And if he's going to live up to his words that he will do so consistent with law and policy, that means making it all public.

So, I think the Speaker is quite right. There are key counterintelligence concerns that we have as the committee, the intelligence committee, and remember this began as a counterintelligence investigation, not a criminal one, and in our committee it remains a counterintelligence investigation. We need to be able to see any evidence that this president or people around him maybe compromised by a foreign power. And we, of course, seen all kinds of disturbing indications that this president has a relationship with Putin that is very difficult to justify or explain.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You mentioned -- you told the San Francisco chronicle on Friday if there is no bombshell, there is no impeachment. Does no indictments qualify as no bombshell?

SCHIFF: Not necessarily, because again, George, as you pointed out, they can't indict the president. That's their policy. And therefore there could be overwhelming evidence on the obstruction issue. And I don't know that that's the case, but if this were overwhelming evidence of criminality on the president's part, then the Congress would need to consider that remedy if indictment is foreclosed.

[OCS: Firing James Comey was not obstruction, especially since acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote the memo justifying Comey’s release. I believe that one might make the case that Comey committed indictable violations of policy, procedure, and criminal statutes. At no time did Trump appear to obstruct the investigation – using one’s constitutional authority, perks, and privileges is not obstruction. Notice that Schiff says “there could be overwhelming evidence” just as their could be overwhelming evidence that Schiff participated in an attempt to overthrow the President of the United States in a silent coup d'état]

So, it's really too early to make those judgments. We need to see the report. And then I think we'll all have a factual basis to discuss, what does this mean for the American people? What risks are we running with this president? What steps does Congress need to take to protect the country, but in the absence of those facts, those judgments are impossible to make?

[OCS: Schiff does not know what is in the report, yet he ran before the cameras to impugn the President. I think that this speaks volumes about the credibility, reliability, and trustworthiness of one Adam Schiff.]

STEPHANOPOULOS: As you know, some of your Republican colleagues are saying that by continuing this investigation after Mueller is done, you're moving the goalposts.

SCHIFF: The investigation is a criminal investigation. Congress's responsibility is very different, and that is, it's our responsibility to tell the American people these are the facts. This is what your president has done, this is what his key campaign and appointees have done, these are the issues that we need to take action on, this is potential compromise. There is evidence, for example, quite in the public realm, that the president sought to make money from the Russians, sought the Kremlin's help to make money during the presidential campaign while denying business ties with the Russians. That is obviously deeply compromising. And if it’s this president's view that he still wants to build that tower when he is out of office, that may further compromise his policy towards Putin, towards Russia and other things. It's our duty to expose that and take corrective action.

[OCS: Notice the goal posts have been “schiffted.” It was nice of Schiff to note the difference between a criminal investigation and that it differs from a Congressional investigation. You will also notice that Schiff never defines or details what the predicate crime was in turning a counterintelligence investigation into a criminal one. Nor does he comment on the fact that Michael Cohen was coerced into pleading guilty to a finance disclosure “non-crime” that was never challenged in a court of law.]

STEPHANOPOULOS: Chairman Schiff, thanks for your time this morning.

SCHIFF: Thanks, George.

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Bottom line…

The progressive socialist democrats will continue to denigrate and disadvantage the President of the United States until the 2020 election. They should be held politically accountable for the damage that they caused to the nation as well as the socialist drivel of fundamentally transforming America into Venezuela.

Not a damn thing has been resolved after two years and millions of dollars. And, by looking in the wrong place, it is likely that the statute of limitations may bar guilty people from being investigated and prosecuted. We are now onto the next manufactured scandal.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



WHERE IS THE GOP'S ROBERT MUELLER LAWSUIT?

I have long bemoaned the fact that the GOP appears to be feckless and cowardly when it comes to executing their sworn duties to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and representing their constituency by defining their positions and pushing back against those who are trying to subvert our nation, our Constitution, our economy, our military, and our individual freedoms.

Over the course of two years, Hillary Clinton, her campaign, her cadre of co-conspirators, the Democrat Party, and certain elements of the Executive Branch of the federal government have been engaged in an attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and the ability of the Office of the President to conduct the people’s business. That is in addition to several crimes including, but not limited to, the mishandling of classified documents, theft and destruction of government documents, perjury, obstruction of justice, failure to comply with laws regarding government records, domestic spying on Americans, providing false information to the judiciary, as well as selling political favors quid pro quo. Revelations in publicly released documents and transcripts of sworn testimony provides a compelling prima facie case for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate and prosecute the above matters.

Yet, the GOP remains silent while the opposition demands access to information which they believe may damage the public credibility of the President, the Administration, and the GOP…

EPIC Files First Lawsuit for Special Counsel Report on Russian Election Interference

EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


[OCS: On the very same day that Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to Attorney General William Barr for review and preparation for release, it appears that the Electronic Privacy Information Center sued the Department of Justice alleging that the Department of Justice failed to disclose non-exempt records.]

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3. Prompt disclosure of the requested records, which are of overwhelming public interest, is mandated by the FOIA.

4. The public has a right to know the full scope of Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and whether the President of the United States played any role in such interference.

[OCS: I believe the public has the right to know the full scope of Democrat interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and whether the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his top elected officials at the Department of State, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, or any other federal agency played a role in such interference.]

The public also has a right to know whether the President unlawfully obstructed any investigation into Russian election interference or related matters. The requested records are vital to the public’s understanding of these issues and to the integrity of the political system of the United States.

[OCS: I believe the public also has the right to know whether the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his top elected officials at the Department of State, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, or any other federal agency unlawfully obstructed any investigation into Russian election interference or related matters.]

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The disingenuous nature of Democrats…

Schumer, Pelosi Warn DOJ Not to Give Trump ‘Sneak Preview’ of Mueller Report

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate warned the Justice Department on Friday not to give the Trump administration a “sneak preview” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.

After Mueller filed his final report with Attorney General William Barr earlier on Friday, sending ripples of speculation about its contents through Washington, D.C. and the media, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer demanded that Barr “make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to Congress.” <Source>

Senate Majority Leader Chuck “the schmuck” Schumer and House Speaker Nancy “Plastic” Pelosi seem unmindful that the President of the United States who is in charge of the Department of Justice has a more legitimate right to the report and its supporting documents than does the legislature. And that the legislature plays no role in the criminal justice process other than lawmaking. In fact, the Code of Criminal Procedure Rule 6(e) prevents the disclosure of Grand Jury testimony to anyone but the prosecutors. It is amazing that the Democrats publicly scream for disclosure and then stifle any attempt to obtain documents relating to unconstitutional and criminal activities perpetrated by Democrats.  

Democrats planning to attack Trump regardless of the Report’s findings…

[OCS: There is little doubt in my mind that the leadership of the Democrats in Congress, including Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerome Nadler (D-NY) are plotting further attacks on President Donald Trump whether or not they have to use a single word in the Mueller Report as a hook to justify their egregious behavior and a news hook to attract media attention. Why else would Nancy Pelosi have to release a statement demanding that Committee members can go beyond what the DOJ is compelled by law to redact or restrict?]

Nancy Pelosi: “We are insisting that any briefings to any Committees be unclassified so that Members can speak freely about every aspect of the report and not be confined to what DOJ chooses to release publicly. Even if DOJ chooses not to prosecute additional individuals, the underlying findings must be provided to Congress and the American people.”

[OCS: The long-standing policy of the Department of Justice has been not to provide information on individuals it declines to prosecute. By goading the DOJ to keep some things confidential, the Democrats can continue to claim that this is a DOJ cover-up to protect the President. Of course, this is a two-edged sword that can be used to compel the Justice Department to reveal information on the scope of the Special Counsel's authority, the FISA warrants, theSteele Dossier finding and most importantly information on Hillary Clinton and her cadre of co-conspirators -- including what deals were struck and who the parties might have been.]

Why the Trump won the presidency…

It was not his education, experience, or even his name recognition. Trump won the 2016 race because of a confluence of events: one, the large field of GOP candidates and their self-destructive behaviors; two, the fact that the primary winner was elected by a plurality, not a majority; and three, the overriding unlikeability of candidate Hillary Clinton. Something that is likely to be repeated in 2020, not because of Trump’s actual accomplishments while in office, but because of the large field of Democrat candidates and their hard-left socialist policies – even with the mainstream media propaganda machine working 24/7 against the President.

The GOP is divided and ineffective. They refuse to challenge the progressive socialist Democrats on their own turf using the Democrat’s own methods.

Where is our lawsuit?

How many people remember that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber in March 2018 to investigate Republican claims of FBI misconduct and whether more should have been done to investigate Hillary Clinton's ties to a Russian nuclear agency and involving the Clinton Foundation.

At this point in time, it does not appear that any witnesses have been called, documents subpoenaed, raids conducted, or a grand jury empaneled. Some suggesting that this lack of action can be attributed to President Trump holding this over the heads of key Democrats should the Mueller report result in adverse action.

When Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the Oversight’s subcommittee on government operations, had requested in December 2018 that Huber appear before the committee to provide an update on his probe, Huber refused. When GOP Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), the new ranking members of the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees, respectively, asked Huber to respond to a number of pertinent questions by January 21, 2019, nothing happened. And now that the Democrats control the House, a subpoena to compel Huber’s testimony is unlikely.

What makes this a charade is that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General appears to be still investigating, but whose authority is limited and he cannot do much more than request a case be opened by the Department of Justice.

Bottom line…

When is the GOP going to strike back or have “We the People” been sold out, once again, to political self-interests?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



THE MUELLER REPORT WAS RELEASED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR TODAY, SO WHAT?

Calm down … all that happened today was that Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered the long-awaited “Mueller Report” to Attorney General William Barr to review.

Don’t get involved with all the media propaganda and bullpucky -- walk your dog.

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You would think that somebody goosed Senator Chuck “the schmuck” Schumer(D-NY) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) as they are screaming that the full report and all of the supporting documents must be released to Congress. The release of raw data is a stunningly bad idea, but then again, the progressive socialist democrats do not appear to care about the safety and security of our nation, our constitution, and the rule of law.

Considering that the investigation started as a counterintelligence operation, there is likely to be classified information which could reveal methods and sources among the investigatory materials. Furthermore, it is known that many documents were subpoenaed and held under the court’s seal for various reasons and should remain under seal as it is raw data and likely to contain attorney-client privileged information and elements of non-public personal information relating to innocent parties swept up in the investigation. Also, people were brought before an empaneled grand jury with the expectation that their cooperation was under the grant of secrecy as codified in the Federal Code of Criminal Procedure Rule 6(e) which makes grand jury proceedings secret and a crime if that information is disclosed. And since legislators have no role in criminal prosecutions, they are not entitled to access to grand jury materials – even in a classified setting.

Some of the most important and interesting issues may or may not be included in the report or will be released by Attorney General Barr. Namely, the scope of the authority of the Special Counsel and how that may have changed over time. The predicate crime that justified turning a counterintelligence investigation into a criminal investigation. The extent of the poison tree which was the uncorroborated “Steele Dossier” which was used to mislead the FISA court and spy on American citizens, an opposition political party, and a candidate for the presidency. Any findings relating to the alleged hacking of DNC computers in the WikiLeaks matter.

The media appears to have been informed that there will be no further indictments by the Special Counsel’s Office. Thus, we can conclude that the case of Trump-Russia collusion and interference in the election had nothing to do with Donald Trump and his family. That is not to say that there will not be some mention that Trump and his associates may have told conflicting stories to the media, investigators, and others or that the President exerted his constitutional rights and privileges in refusal to provide the requested information. And that does not mean that specific investigations will not move forward in the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and various congressional committees.

Bottom line …

We just do not know what we do not know … and except for possible leaks from anonymous sources (many of which have been dead wrong in the past), we will wait to see the extent of what can be revealed to the Congress and the public. It also remains to be seen whether or not Special Counsel Mueller will participate in media appearances – although it would appear to be unseemly and unprofessional.

We must remember that this is a one-sided prosecutor’s report that was produced by what appears to be a prejudiced and hyper-partisan team. None of the findings have been challenged in a court of competent jurisdiction, and there have been no rulings by a jury or trier of fact.

So turn off the talking heads, especially those who purport to be constitutional and legal analysts, and walk your dog. You will find that you will benefit from the exercise and the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that you cannot affect the outcome of what is released and to what use it might be put by malignant progressive socialist democrats and their mainstream propaganda machine.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS