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DEMOCRAT LOGIC: Vindman is a Hero but Gen. Flynn is a Traitor

DougRoss - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 23:05
By Daniel John Sobieski

The network coverage of the testimony of National Security Council staffer Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman as a “bombshell” and “damning” was laughable and dishonest, implying that his service to his country wearing its uniform made him a credible and unbiased witness without a political agenda. Particularly egregious were the comments of NBC News anchor Lester Holt, who equated wartime courage with peacetime candor. As Newsbusters noted:

After a report on the California wildfires, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt told viewers “[t]here was dramatic testimony in the House impeachment investigation by a decorated war hero who works on the National Security Council and was among those who heard that phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart.”

Except that others on the call between President Trump  and Ukrainian President, including those who were charged  with producing a transcript, don’t quite remember the call the way Vindman does. Certainly both participants on the call both said there was no pressure for Ukraine to “dig up dirt” on former Vice President Joe Biden. As for the quid pro quo, we now know the Ukrainians didn’t learn until August military aid had been delayed. The phone call was in July. It’s hard to have a quid pro quo when the party being extorted is not told about the alleged quo. So just what was Vindman’s problem with the call?

In his opening statement, Vindman says he came forward because he “did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen.”  Yet when pressed to explain where in the phone call transcript any demand was made, he lapsed into psychobabble about Ukrainian President Zelensky inferring a demand because of Trump’s more powerful position in the world. As Fox News reported:

Vindman voiced concerns about the investigation request during his interview Tuesday, but was also questioned over his statement that it was not “proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen.”

A source told Fox News that Vindman struggled for several minutes when asked to point to Trump’s language in the transcript that backed up the claim that it was a demand. Vindman later stated that Trump was the party with the most power, or "superior," so the "whole thing [call] was a demand asking for a favor."

What?

So why did Zelensky say he felt no pressure? Vindman’s testimony comes close to being as much of a fable about the call as was House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s opening statement before his committee making up what he claimed Trump meant and what Zelensky understood.

Certainly 33-year military veteran Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was not treated with the same deference when he became the focus of the deep state coup attempting to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. He served his country with genuine honor and distinction  He served both in Iraq and Afghanistan both for the Central Command and the Joint Special Operations Command which included units like Seal Team 6.  President Obama appointed him director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he served until he fell out of favor for his criticism of President Obama precipitously withdrawing from Iraq, which created a vacuum the Islamic State rose to fill, with Obama doing nothing as he watched it grow except dismiss it as the “JV team.”

Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him based on indications that the FBI altered his 302s, essentially written reports based on witness interviews, to make him look guilty, and leaking information on Flynn’s calls to the Washington Post. As reported by RedState:

Powell alleges a set-up of Flynn including that the FBI 302s related to Flynn were edited. A 302 is the form the FBI uses to reflect what a witness says during an interview. Powell’s filing also suggests that Office of Net Assessment’s James Baker illegally leaked the transcripts of Flynn’s calls to David Ignatius of the Washington Post. And Powell is specifically looking for the phone records of James Clapper to see about his contacts with Ignatius, including that he essentially told Ignatius to “take the kill shot on Flynn.”

Powell’s brief alleges that Flynn was essentially railroaded and set up and that the prosecution has withheld exculpatory evidence that should have gotten the case thrown out a long time ago.  As the Federalist reports:

…Powell’s 37-page brief pivots between showcasing the prosecution’s penchant for withholding evidence and exposing significant new evidence the defense team uncovered that establishes a concerted effort to entrap Flynn. Along the way, Powell drops half-a-dozen problems with Flynn’s plea and an equal number of justifications for outright dismissal of the criminal charges against Flynn.

What is most striking, though, is the timeline Powell pieced together from publicly reported text messages withheld from the defense team and excerpts from documents still sealed from public view. The sequence Powell lays out shows that a team of “high-ranking FBI officials orchestrated an ambush-interview of the new president’s National Security Advisor, not for the purpose of discovering any evidence of criminal activity --they already had tapes of all the relevant conversations about which they questioned Mr. Flynn --but for the purpose of trapping him into making statements they could allege as false.”

This is a genuine bombshell involving a plot to overturn an election and one does not have to resort to agenda-driven psychobabble to figure it out. Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is a war hero who was loyal to the truth, his country and his President. When he is exonerated and asks where he can go to get his reputation back, I would suggest he start at the office of NBC’s Lester Holt.

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Larwyn`s Linx: Lee Smith Interview: Purpose of the Pelosi-Schiff Impeachment Cult is to Protect the Swamp

DougRoss - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:23
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Trump Hat 2020 Keep America Great Camo MAGA Hat
Lee Smith: Purpose of Pelosi-Schiff Impeachment Cult is to Protect the Swamp: CTH
Levin: Here’s why Pelosi’s resolution doesn’t do anything: Nate Madden
Haley Served With Some Who Tried to Undermine Trump; ‘At Stake is the Constitution: CNS

How 'Whistleblower' May Be Outed: Ties to Biden, Brennan, Schiff's Staff, Etc.: Paul Sperry
Attorneys decline to confirm CIA officer Eric Ciaramella is whistleblower: Steven Nelson
Eight times Joe Biden says he privately confronted strongmen: Alana Goodman

Impeachment: A Deep State Diversion from What They Did in Ukraine: EIB
Schiff Wrecked: AmSpec
Kamala Harris to ‘Slash Staff,’ Reconfigure Campaign as Cash Runs Dry: Hannity

How the Senate Should Handle Impeachment: Sally Zelikovsky
History will not be kind to Nancy Pelosi: Michael Goodwin
Matt Gaetz Files Ethics Complaint Against Adam Schiff: Timothy Meads

Economy

Fairfax County, Virginia Presents Dire Warning to America: Fletch Daniels
Dear Media: Who Canceled the Recession?: CTH
Another Blue State success story: Cell phone towers shut off during PG&E power outage: KTVU

Scandal Central

GOP reps say Schiff stopped impeachment witness from answering certain GOP questions: Tyler Olson
Here’s The Most Concerning Part Of Lt. Col. Vindman’s Testimony Before Schiff’s Committee: RS
Brennan brays: Scott Johnson

Media

Resistance (At All Costs): Don’t resist it: Scott Johnson
Flashback: Obama Makes Death Of Osama bin Laden All About… Obama: Tammy Bruce
New Trump Campaign Ad: “Impeachment Is a Bunch of Bull…Donald Trump Is My President”: Kristinn Taylor

The double standards on the left (and in the media) have become breathtaking to behold: @KimStrassel
Brokaw To Mitchell: House Dems Don’t Really Have “The Goods” On Trump, Do They?: Ed Morrissey
Democracy Dies in Derangement Too: Charles Lipson

World

Video: The Four Stages of Liberalism: William Gairdner
China is weaponizing water and worsening droughts in Asia: Brahma Chellaney
How Trump Forced Sale Of China’s Port In California: Standard

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Twitter Bans All Political Advertisements (Facebook Hardest Hit): John Sexton
11 Years Ago Today Satoshi Nakamoto Published the Bitcoin White Paper: Marie Huillet
Volocopter’s awesome flying taxi inspires the design of a new cargo drone: Trevor Mogg

Cornucopia

President Trump Awards Active Duty Green Beret Medal of Honor for 'Incredible Heroism': Military
President Trump Tweets Funny Meme About Hero Special Forces Canine – Media Lose Their Minds…: CTH
Halloween 2019: And We’re Still Spooked By Men in Robes: MOTUS

QOTD:

Awesome. Now please start holding hearings and issuing subpoenas. https://t.co/SF3um5G6VK

— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) October 31, 2019

Larwyn`s Linx: Troubling: Key Republicans Unaware of Intent Behind Pelosi’s Thursday “Impeachment” Vote

DougRoss - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:24
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Key Republicans Unaware of Intent Behind Pelosi’s Thursday “Impeachment” Vote: CTH
Dan Crenshaw challenges entire premise of Ukraine impeachment efforts: Thomas Lifson
Dems’ ‘Star Witness’ Had No Contact With Trump, But Had ‘Concerns’ About Him: Debra Heine

Don’t have the votes? Dem Steny Hoyer won’t commit to a floor vote Thursday: Twitchy
Democrat Rules for Impeachment – Schiff Instructs Witnesses Not to Answer Questions: CTH
Details Emerge of “Impeachment”, Lawfare Staff Questioning, Then Transfer to Nadler: CTH

Graham: ‘Not One GOP Vote’ To Remove Trump, ‘He Did Nothing Wrong’: Scott Morefield
DC Court of Appeals Issues Emergency Stay, Blocks Release of Grand Jury Material: CTH
Pics: US and Mexican federal agents find tunnel construction site in Arizona: AMN

Who's Up for Destroying Health Care and a 42% Sales Tax?: Daniel Greenfield
Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion ban: Cassidy Morrison
When Sanctuary Policies Win, America’s Children Lose: Jill Greenwald

Economy

Amid recession fear, many California cities are fiscal peril: The OCR
The States Where Taxpayers Should Worry Most About Pensions: Doug Whiteman
California Democrats waste billions on useless climate alarmist schemes while the state burns: WUWT

Scandal Central

Bill Taylor Led Ukraine Delegation for Group Advised by Hunter Biden: Aaron Klein
Middleman shuttled Saudi money to Obama inauguration: Tim Pearce
Radical Spawn Chesa Boudin: Nation's Most Toxic DA Candidate: Michelle Malkin

Why was Lt Col Vindman, advising Ukraine?: @ThunderB
Devin Nunes Interview on “Spygate” and “Objective Medusa”…: CTH
Schiff Blocks Questioning of NSC Staffer Alexander Vindman to Protect Him from Legal Exposure: CTH

Media

The Dangerous Lessons the Left Is Teaching Our Kids: Dennis Prager
Tom Brokaw: Democrats don't have 'the goods' on Trump as they did with Nixon: Caitlin Yilek
George Papadopoulos running for seat left vacant after Katie Hill resignation: Zachary Halaschak

Unfortunately Fox News Continues Deliberate Misinformation About Secret “Impeachment”: CTH
Why Liz Cheney ripped GOP for attacking impeachment witness Vindman patriotism: Bunkerville
A Duplicitous Attempt to Rescue Affirmative Action: John S. Rosenberg

World

China's president's daughter is at Harvard. That's a big warning sign: David Archibald
'A game of roulette' - life as a journalist now in Turkey: Tom Gibson
Turkey says "largely" reached agreement with Russia in Syria talks: JPost

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020: Kasey Panetta
Here’s footage of the X-37B spaceplane landing after record-breaking 780 days in orbit: AMN
Qantas launches inspection blitz after cracks found on Boeing 737 jet: Patrick Hatch

Cornucopia

Florida Teen Charged for Punching Man Dressed as Trump at Haunted House: LB1901
AOC And the Greening of California: MOTUS
Joe’s Implants: Earl of Taint

QOTD:

WOW! Top Democrat Witness and Pompous Nutjob Col. Vindman Tried and Failed to Tamper with Rough Draft of President’s Call to Ukrainian President https://t.co/ir9dZcEwJm

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 30, 2019

Obama Hunted Trump Campaign Aides Instead of Terrorists

DougRoss - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 22:15
By Julie Kelly

The weekend raid that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named after Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker killed in Syria in 2015 while being held captive by the sadistic ISIS leader. During his Sunday morning announcement from the White House, President Trump twice invoked Mueller’s name in addition to the names of other Americans murdered under the Islamic State’s ongoing reign of terror. According to reports from some of his escaped victims, Baghdadi took Mueller as his secret bride in 2013. “We were told Kayla was tortured, that she was the property of al-Baghdadi,” her parents said in an August 2015 interview.

Mueller was raped repeatedly by the ISIS caliph, then killed in February 2015 during a coalition strike on the compound where she was confined.

After the U.S. confirmed Mueller’s death, President Obama issued a statement. “ISIL is a hateful and abhorrent terrorist group whose actions stand in stark contrast to the spirit of people like Kayla. No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death.”

Obama, however, did not bring those terrorists to justice; nearly five years later, it was Donald Trump who made good on that promise.

Misplaced Priorities

Mueller’s parents thanked the president for finally taking out their daughter’s tormentor.

“I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been,” Marsha Mueller, Kayla’s mother, told the Arizona Republic on Sunday. The former president, who famously referred to the al-Qaeda offshoot as a “JV team” in 2014 shortly before ISIS declared a caliphate, fumbled his response to its growing threat in the final years of his presidency. Obama admitted during the G7 meeting in June 2015 that his administration did not have a “complete strategy” to fight ISIS and that the details, including cooperation with our allies, were “not worked out.”

But in 2016, rather than successfully hunting down terrorists including Mueller’s captors, Obama and his top national security officials hunted down Trump campaign aides. Baghdadi’s death should be a reminder—an infuriating one at that—of how the Obama administration, particularly the CIA and FBI, squandered vital resources in service to a politically motivated investigation into Trump and his presidential campaign rather than focusing their efforts on the legitimate threats facing the country.

Trump alluded to that malfeasance in his press conference on Sunday. “When we use our intelligence correctly, what we can do is incredible,” Trump said while commending intelligence operatives who helped locate the ISIS madman. “When we waste our time with intelligence that hurts our country because we had poor leadership at the top, that’s not good.”

Trump, of course, was referring to former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former FBI Director James Comey, the “Praetorian Guard” that laid the trap for Team Trump in 2016. As ISIS continued its murderous rampage in the Middle East and parts of Europe that year—including the Bastille Day truck attack in France that killed 86 people and wounded hundreds more—the most powerful intelligence professionals in the United States were surveilling Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

The Situation in the Situation Room

High-level secret briefings in the White House Situation Room were not centered on potential attacks on the country but on Trump campaign volunteers allegedly in cahoots with the Kremlin to post mean memes on Facebook or release Hillary Clinton’s nonexistent emails in an attempt to “interfere in our election.” Rather than fulfilling Barack Obama’s pledge to Kayla Mueller’s family, the Obama Administration’s hierarchy, including the president, worked overtime to sabotage the Trump campaign, plant damaging stories in the news media, and plot to undermine his presidency in the event Trump won.

In the months leading up to Election Day, according to a lengthy article published in the Washington Post a few years ago, Obama’s national security chiefs met in the White House on a regular basis ostensibly to counteract Russia’s “election meddling.” The briefings, according to the Post, were so secret that the video feed from the Situation Room was cut off.

“In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy,” Post reporters and election collusion propagandists Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima, and Adam Entous reported with much hyperbole in June 2017. Material sourced by Brennan was considered so sensitive that only a few people could handle the documents directly.

“To guard against leaks, subsequent meetings in the Situation Room followed the same protocols as planning sessions for the Osama bin Laden raid,” the Post reported.

Most notable are the people who attended those briefings: Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and Vice President Joe Biden. In other words, most of Barack Obama’s inner circle.

The objective of the meetings, according to the Post, was to gin up enough proof to support Brennan’s narrative—which he quickly cobbled together using sketchy evidence after the election—that Putin was scheming to make sure Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

“Despite the intelligence the CIA had produced, other agencies were slower to endorse a conclusion that Putin was personally directing the operation and wanted to help Trump,” the Post revealed. Brennan later told Congress that his team collected intelligence about “U.S. persons” associated with the Trump campaign and passed that information to the FBI; Comey, the story goes, then opened a counterintelligence probe into four Trump campaign aides in July 2016.

At the same time, Peter Strzok, the deputy assistant director for the FBI’s counterintelligence division which is supposed to protect Americans from a variety of foreign-based threats, kept himself busy by texting his girlfriend on an hourly basis about how they could get Trump. Tens of thousands of texts between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page between late 2015 and mid-2017 show that the pair was concerned not with how to prevent terrorists from attacking America but how to prevent Donald Trump from being president. The only mention of the name “Mueller” is Special Counsel Robert Mueller, not the young American woman kidnapped and tortured by one of the most wanted terrorists in the world.

And when the nation’s top intelligence professionals had a chance to meet with the incoming president, they did not brief him on the dangers facing the new administration. (He was looking at them.) Instead, they handed the president-elect a laughable intelligence community “assessment” that claimed Putin tried to hack the election to help Trump win. Comey then warned Trump that the Russians might have a recording of Trump peeing on Muscovite prostitutes in 2013, an outlandish accusation contained in the now-discredited Steele dossier.

For more than a year, the leaders entrusted to protect the country and administer justice on behalf of Americans victimized by terrorists instead used their awesome reach and influence against a domestic political rival. They illegally leaked classified information; spied on American citizens solely based on their political activity; deceived a secret court; circulated political dirt disguised as official intelligence; withheld information from Congress; ambushed Trump advisors; and repeatedly misled the American people about an imaginary threat posed by “Russian collusion.”

Enemies Within

That treachery did not stop after the top brass left government. Obama holdovers working within the intelligence community, such as Inspector General Michael Atkinson, continue to try to undermine the president. The House Intelligence Committee, led by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who lied to the country for three years about Russian collusion, now is pursuing impeachment rather than authentic terrorist threats.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) said over the weekend that Schiff’s committee is abdicating its national security role in lieu of its impeachment crusade. “Unfortunately the intelligence committee that I serve on hasn’t been spending a whole lot of time on these issues, we’ve been caught up in Adam Schiff’s secret impeachment inquiry,” Ratcliffe told Fox Business News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday. He said the committee’s last briefing on terrorism was held “well over a month ago.”

Comey, Clapper, and Brennan make outrageous accusations about Trump all with the imprimatur of their former offices. And as the partisan, insidious Robert Mueller investigation wore on for two years, every other national concern, including the war on terror, remained subordinate to that probe.

This is why the multiple inquiries underway at the Justice Department into the activities of Obama’s team in 2016 and early 2017 are so vital. The very people who have warned for nearly three years that Donald Trump poses a risk to national security are the people who actually have jeopardized our safety. Baghdadi’s delayed demise is just the latest example.

Read more at American Greatness, hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn’s Linx: How The Obama Administration Set In Motion Democrats’ Coup Against Trump

DougRoss - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:24
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How The Obama Administration Set In Motion Democrats’ Coup Against Trump: Lee Smith
Hunter Biden’s China Entanglements Spark Concern in Senate: Yuichiro Kakutani
House GOP to move from inquiry process to fighting impeachment on facts: David M. Drucker

George Soros says Elizabeth Warren is “the most qualified to be president”: LI
Anti-Zionist-Not-Antisemite Harasses Holocaust Survivor: David Lange
Katie Hill resignation creates new opportunity for GOP in California: Susan Ferrechio

AG Barr Defends Durham Investigation, Praises FBI Director Wray “Outstanding Support”: CTH
Bill Barr Ukraine Recusal Demand Is Nonsense: Andrew C. McCarthy
Utah GOP Furious at Anti-Trump Romney’s Impeachment Fever: Warner Todd Huston

Pelosi would have leaked Baghdadi raid to sabotage Trump, Senator suggests: Joel Gehrke
Graham claims victory with impeachment vote: Susan Ferrechio
Speaker Pelosi Wasn’t Informed. So What?: Paul Curry

Economy

Chicago Mayor Learning that Eventually, You Run Out of Other People's Money: Rick Moran
Federal Income Taxes and Federal Spending Both Set Records in FY19: Terence P. Jeffrey
Black Republican Leader: Trump Is Proof Republicans Aren't Racist: Tyler O’Neil

Scandal Central

Pelosi Calls House Vote to Affirm Speaker Impeachment Inquiry The House Never Authorized: CTH
Judge Sullivan Postpones Hearing on Flynn Brady Material: CTH
Whistleblower Exposes Key Player in FBI Russia Probe: “It was all a Set-up”: Sara Carter

Media

Was it Trump’s magic wand that turned the Washington Post into a laughingstock?: Clarice Feldman
NY Times thinks it found the real enemy in al-Baghdadi raid: Trump: LI
Newsweek: The media outlet that cost a dollar is apparently operated by Third Graders: DailyPundit

Nick Sandmann case against the Washington Post back on!: Scoop
Fmr. Army Captain Rips Media's Anti-Trump Spin of Baghdadi Raid: NB
WalkAway Founder Brandon Straka Confronts CNN's April Ryan: 'You're The Biggest Liar in This Room': Megan Fox

George Soros in NY Times: I’m Trying to Bend ‘Arc of History’ in Right Direction: NB
Kanye West Slams Democrat Party Leaders: They Are “Making Us Abort Our Children”: LifeNews
Washington Post Writer Says ISIS Leader Didn’t Die ‘As a Coward’ Because ‘He Blew Himself Up’: Zachary Stieber

World

Baghdadi raid validates new U.S. counter-ISIS strategy: ‘We can strike anybody, anytime, anywhere’: Jamie McIntyre
“Name Redacted” – President Trump Tweets Picture of Hero From Baghdadi Raid: CTH
Sweden: What to Do About Gang Violence?: Judith Bergman

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Amazon set to challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon JEDI cloud computing contract: VB
Navy ‘Doomsday’ plane built to withstand nuclear attack grounded after striking single bird: AMN
Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools: Jonathan Shieber

Cornucopia

Off Topic and Outside the Box: DailyPundit
Tine For Barr-B-Que: Earl of Taint
Monday Pun 10-28-2019: GOC

QOTD:

It’s been 34 days since Nancy Pelosi unilaterally declared her impeachment inquiry.

Today’s backtracking is an admission that this process has been botched from the start.

We will not legitimize the Schiff/Pelosi sham impeachment.

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 28, 2019

DEAR ADAM SCHIFF: CNN Has a News Flash

DougRoss - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 00:19
It's a news flash from 2017, but still.

Federal law makes it a crime to "knowingly and willfully" give "materially" false statements to Congress, even if unsworn -- which is not to be confused with the more general crime of perjury for lying under oath... The consequences for either crime are serious: one can face up to five years in prison.This, of course, assumes that a regular American citizen has equal protection under the law when compared to, say, a member of Congress. Like Adam Schiff, who read a fictional transcript into the Congressional Record because Orange Man Orange.

Via BadBlue.com

Larwyn`s Linx: Here's How The CIA Learned About al-Baghdadi`s Whereabouts

DougRoss - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:23
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Here's How The CIA Learned About al-Baghdadi's Whereabouts: Beth Baumann
Pelosi takes break from Trump-bashing to bash Trump over al-Baghdadi raid: LI
Read: Letter by ISIS al-Baghdadi hostage Kayla Mueller: Sharyl Attkisson

Decline in Faith: An Existential Threat to American Liberty: Louis DeBroux
Care About Impeachment When They Have 67 Senators: Kurt Schlichter
Roger Stone: You’re ‘Naive’ If You Think a Senate Acquittal Is Automatic: Scot Morefield

Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update for October 28, 2019: BattleSwarm
After Baghdadi Dem Candidates Have Their Work Cut Out for Them: Roger L. Simon
Why Is the Left So Incurious About Ukrainian Election Hacking?: Deroy Murdock

Tlaib joins Ocasio-Cortez and Omar in endorsing 'Amo Bernie Sanders': Carlin Becker
Longest serving black congressman John Conyers dies at 90: Madison Dibble
Former Clinton Adviser Says Hillary Clinton “Wants To” Enter 2020 Race: OAN

Economy

Meet the Radical Economists Behind Warren, Sanders: Charles Fain Lehman
What made me leave California for Texas -- and why I have no regrets: Chuck DeVore
California declares statewide emergency over wildfires: John Gage

Scandal Central

John Ratcliffe and Doug Collins Discuss U.S. Attorney John Durham Investigation: CTH
Katie Hill resigns from Congress after leaked naked photo and alleged affairs: Exam
Flashback 2016: Secretary of State John Kerry Admits President Obama Intentionally Armed ISIS in Syria: CTH

Media

Clapper: Killing Hitler Could Galvanize Nazis.: Pam Key
Washington Post headline: "Austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State dies at 48.": Althouse
Boehner Contradicts Fox’s Napolitano, Says GOP Did Not Change Impeachment Rules In 2015: Sister Toldjah

NBC Decries Trump Taking ‘Victory Lap’ After Killing ISIS Leader: Nicholas Fondacaro
More Politicon: Comey Will Move To New Zealand If Trump’s Re-Elected: Karen Townsend
More Than One-Fifth of Newsroom Employees Live in NYC, L.A., D.C.: David Rutz

World

Al-Baghdadi’s Right-Hand Man Dies from Natural Causes and High Explosives, But Mostly High Explosives.: OAN
Delta Force operator hails valor of military dog wounded in Baghdadi raid: Russ Read
Kayla Mueller's Mom: Daughter might still be alive 'if Obama had been as decisive' as Trump: Caitlin Yilek

France: Muslims enter church during Mass, scream “Allahu akbar”: Robert Spencer
Italy: Mass Legalization of Migrants is Suicidal: Giulio Meotti
France: The Headscarf Debate is Not about Headscarves: Alain Destexhe

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Declassified files tell dramatic story of how first Soviet atomic bomb was made: RT
Top Secret Spaceplane Lands in Florida After Spending Over 2 Years in Orbit: Matt Novak
Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners: Rob Matheson

Cornucopia

Fifty years ago: The Kinks release Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire: John Ruberry
The Deep State...The Pleiadians Can Fix It: Springer’s Blog
Governor Newsom Speaks Newspeak: MOTUS

QOTD:

If you ever doubted that America’s legacy media establishment is run by virulent, America-hating leftists, just watch a few minutes of the media coverage of Baghdadi’s death. He was a genocidal terrorist, and they’re upset he’s dead because Trump—their true enemy—made it happen.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 27, 2019

Larwyn`s Linx: The Case for Indicting John Brennan

DougRoss - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:09
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The Case for Indicting John Brennan: George Neumayr
Report: U.S. Attorney Durham “Administrative Review” is now “A Criminal Investigation”: CTH
Who Will Fall First: Trump or the ‘Praetorian Guard’?: Julie Kelly

Michael Horowitz: Finalizing of FISA probe report 'nearing completion': Fox
FISA Abuse Report Is ‘Lengthy’ And Has ‘Few’ Redactions: Chuck Ross
Revealed: Biden twice used position to boost son Hunter's lobbying: Alana Goodman

Impeachers Searching for New Crimes: Alan M. Dershowitz
House Democrats Don’t Want to Find the Truth, They Seek Dirt and Innuendo: Elad Hakim
Dems Beware -- the RNC Is Crushing It: A.B. Stoddard

Where’s Lindsey?: Julie Kelly
Rep. Gaetz Calls Democrats An ‘Angry Pack Of Rabid Hyenas’: OAN
Did You Know Senators Can’t Campaign During an Impeachment Trial?: EIB

Economy

Lightfoot’s budget won’t stop Chicago’s downward spiral: Wirepoints
Warning on Warren: Lloyd Billingsley

Scandal Central

Flynn Attorney Accuses Government Prosecutors of Suppressing Evidence Defense Uncovered: Debra Heine
Stunning, Potentially Game-Changing, Court Filing by Flynn Defense Lawyer Sidney Powell: CTH
Worst thing about the Trump era: Journalists are doing nonstop PR for the intelligence community: Becket Adams

Levin: ‘Hunter Biden was very busy in Ukraine, in China, in Romania’: Nate Madden
The State Department's War on Trump: Betsy McCaughey
Another House Democrat Is Under Investigation For Allegedly Sleeping With Staffer: Peter Hasson

Media

NY Times Wrote an Entire Fake Article About Ukraine ‘Scandal’: S. Noble
Mother Zucker: Stop Calling Fox News A News Organization: Hot Air
'I Have to Fact Check You': Matt Gaetz Spars With MSNBC Anchor Over Schiff's Secret Meetings: Cortney O'Brien

World

Untenable Alliance Is No Turkish Delight: Victor Davis Hanson
Pence: Nike Acts ‘Like a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary’ of China’s Authoritarian Regime: Melanie Arter
China wants to silence me. Instead, I'm speaking out: Rep. Andy Biggs

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Here's Why Ants Are Practically Immune to Traffic Jams, Even on Crowded Roads: Carly Cassella
Keylogging data vampire pleads guilty to bleeding two companies: Sophos
Cachet Financial Reeling from MyPayrollHR Fraud: Brian Krebs

Cornucopia

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad: MOTUS
Hunter killed by the deer he thought he’d just shot dead: News.com.au
New Shocking Katie Hill Photos Revealed (NSFW): Earl of Taint

QOTD:

Clapper and Brennan have yet to be interviewed by Durham but Admiral Michael Rogers declined to say whether or not he has spoken with Durham yet!

If he doesn't want to say that's a good sign that he has helped Durham in this. American hero! pic.twitter.com/ASQu3ChUBF

— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) October 25, 2019

BREAKING: Inspector General says FISA Abuse Report Will Be "Lengthy" and Have "Few Redactions"

DougRoss - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 02:17
By Chuck Ross

The Justice Department inspector general’s report on possible FBI abuse of the foreign surveillance process is “lengthy,” and is likely to be made public with “few” redactions, the inspector general told lawmakers Thursday, according to a letter obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, informed Republicans and Democrats on four congressional committees with a status update on the report, which will detail an investigation into whether the FBI complied with laws and policies in applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Republicans have anticipated the report for months, with many speculating that it will show that the FBI misled the FISA court by relying heavily on the unverified Steele dossier to spy on Page.

Horowitz’s description of the report is likely to please Republicans, in that it suggested most of the information that the watchdog uncovered will be made public.

“Given that our draft report is lengthy, and concerns sensitive national security and law enforcement matters, we understood that it would take the Department and the FBI some time to work through and appropriately mark the entire report,” Horowitz said in the letter.

Horowitz, an Obama appointee, said the process is “nearing completion,” and that his office is working “constructively” with the Justice Department and FBI.

“The goal from my standpoint is to make as much of our report public as possible,” said Horowitz, adding that he anticipates the final report “will be released publicly with few redactions.”

Horowitz said after he receives final classification recommendations from DOJ and the FBI, his office will begin the normal process of reviewing the report for accuracy, and provide the agencies a chance to respond to allegations of wrongdoing.

The FBI obtained four FISA warrants against Page, with the first granted Oct. 21, 2016.

In the applications, the FBI cited information from Christopher Steele, a former British spy collecting dirt on the Trump campaign on behalf of the DNC and Clinton campaign.

Steele said the Trump campaign was part of a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” with the Kremlin in 2016. He also said Page was part of the conspiracy.

But the special counsel’s report undercut both allegations. Prosecutors said in their report that there was no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, and no evidence that Trump associates were found to be Russian assets.

Horowitz began his investigation March 28, 2018. He told lawmakers in a status update June 25 that his team had reviewed more than 1 million documents and interviewed more than 100 individuals as part of the probe. On Sept. 13, he submitted a draft of the report to the FBI and Justice Department for review.

Republicans had grown impatient in recent weeks about delays in the release of the report.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted Monday that he believed the so-called “deep state” had put a “deep six” on the report.

Read more at Daily Caller. Hat tip: BadBlue.com, my replacement for the sellout we used to call Drudge.

THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS: Guess Who?

DougRoss - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 01:36
Next time your moonbat sister-in-law starts shrieking about "Faux News", remind her of this inconvenient truth: of all U.S. news sources, take a guess which news outlet is most trusted by viewers?

Not quite sure why "Trump" is listed as a news channel, but there you go.

Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News, the new Drudge.

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