Evening Edition - August 5

August 5, 2020 |

MEDIA-WORSHIP OF CHRISTOPHER STEELE LIKE A BAD JOKE NOW

The rug has been pulled out from under those who insisted for years that Christopher Steele was some brilliant British super-sleuth who had the goods on Donald Trump. He turned out to be pretty sorry at intelligence-gathering, and even his fiction appears to have been gleaned from others more creative than he.

As Mollie Hemingway reminds us in THE FEDERALIST, Steele was supposed to have a “vast network of credible and well-connected sources spread throughout Europe,” but he really didn’t.

In the media, Steele was reverently described as “a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence.” Whew, that sounds impressive. Before he was even identified, MOTHER JONES described him as maybe the foremost expert in Russia matters in the world! Ooh, big stuff. They said he “spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and...now works with a U.S. firm that gathers information on corporate clients.” HA, that “U.S. firm” turned out to be Fusion GPS, the dirty oppo research company working for Hillary and the Democratic National Committee. Not quite so impressive now, is he?

As we’ve reported, Steele got all his information from his “primary sub-source,” identified as Igor “Iggy” Danchenko, who was a staffer at the leftist think-tank (make that “think”-tank) the Brookings Institute. Recall that the Brookings Institute was at that time headed by longtime Clinton ally Strobe Talbott. (Again, when it comes to lies and corruption, all roads lead back to Hillary.) Danchenko picked up nothing that was actually documented; instead, he depended on what Hemingway describes as “rumors, drunken gossip, and outright brainstorming, conjecture and speculation.”

Hearsay based on hearsay was conveyed to Steele, who, in his admitted desperation to keep Trump out of the White House, dramatically overstated it.

No one ever had any reason to believe any of this, other than that they just wanted to. They thought they could turn Trump’s image into that of some evil Manchurian candidate and keep him away from power. That’s why the media grabbed onto the outrageously fake story with both hands and wouldn’t let go. As Hemingway reminds us, Adam Goldman of THE NEW YORK TIMES actually won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting the false “Russia collusion” narrative. (I will add that he should humbly return it, as the award is as fake as the story.)

When the narrative turned out to be bunk, Goldman and his colleague Charlie Savage got together and turned on a dime to make their story more about the unmasking of Danchenko as Steele’s source. (Hemingway provides the link to this.) Clever, these media hacks. They gave no evidence that Danchenko had been promised anonymity, though he was promised immunity for speaking with the FBI. Late in their story, they do admit problems with the dossier --- what else can they do? --- while simultaneously glossing over them.

The Horowitz report, which came out last December, strongly criticized FBI investigators for mischaracterizing the Steele dossier and the results of the Danchenko interview to the FISA court, just to keep renewing their warrant to spy on Carter Page (and thus the Trump campaign, and thus Trump.)

As Hemingway reminds us, revisionists have tried to say that the “dossier” didn’t actually come out until after the election. But that timeline isn’t right; we know that it --- and other so-called “dossiers” designed to damage Trump --- were kicking around during the summer of 2016. Steele himself admitted in a British court (he was being sued by executives of Alfa bank) that he was meeting with media and law enforcement people about the “dossier” prior to the election, as he wanted it weaponized and used against Trump.

Steele even told a State Department official, Kathleen Kavalec, that it was his goal to get the story around before the election; she provided notes about that to the FBI investigators, so they knew good and well. And Michael Isikoff’s September 2016 story about Carter Page being a Russian asset was taken right from the “dossier.”

Other media outlets, mostly on the left but even THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, inflated Steele’s resume and mystique. They really should be embarrassed now; I wonder how many of them are. Read Mollie’s entire piece; it’s quite entertaining. In fact, some of it is a real laff riot, as when she quotes NYT reporter Scott Shane as saying in January of 2017, “If all the information in the dossier is false, it is a very sophisticated fabrication.” Hahahahaha. That sounds so ridiculous now.

Come on, it was a pile of stinking, unverifiable garbage that many of us could tell was fake from the start. You in the media were taken for a ride, and you’d buy the ticket again if it meant you could hurt President Trump.

A RECOMMENDATION FOR SEATTLE RESIDENTS

So, if you defund the police, what do you replace them with?

According to a blueprint reportedly backed by a majority of the Seattle City Council, the Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture,” so they want to replace it with non-profit programs and “community-led activities.” They’re seeking groups that are “well-versed in de-escalation skills and mental health support,” including “trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis,” and that are “committed to retention of social service workers with adequate and equitable pay and benefits, preferably unionized” and have a “demonstrated commitment to a harm-reduction model, including safer consumption practices.” They'd also better have really excellent medical insurance benefits.

There’s a lot more of this touchy-feely, leftwing fantasyland word salad at the link, but to help the citizens of Seattle, I’ll boil it down to just one word:

“MOVE!”

PARANOIA IS SPREADING AMONG THE ANTI-TRUMPERS

You remember back in 2016, when Hillary Clinton thought she was a shoo-in for President, and Trump might question the validity of her win, and she expressed shock, outrage and horror that anyone would be so selfish and unpatriotic as to refuse to accept the results of a US Presidential election…then she lost, and she’s spent the past three years doing precisely that, along with millions of her fellow “Resistance” sore losers.

Now, it’s déjà vu all over again as the same never-Trumpers who’ve spent every moment since 2016 refusing to accept that Hillary lost are floating nightmare conspiracy theories that Trump might refuse to accept that he lost to Biden and leave the White House (to be fair, there were also some crackpot theories on the right that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.)

This kind of paranoia and refusal to accept the peaceful transfer of power and the verdict of the people in elections is something new and extremely destructive in the history of the United States. It’s a large part of what’s led us to a period that may be the most divisive since the Civil War. And there’s growing concern that if Trump is reelected, it will actually get even worse (like Portland everywhere.)

To test that, a bi-partisan anti-Trump organization called the Transition Integrity Project (Ha!) secretly gathered 100 "former high-ranking government officials, senior political campaigners, nationally prominent journalists and communications professionals, social movement leaders, and experts on politics, national security, democratic reform, election law, and media." Together, they war-gamed various election scenarios to try to figure out what the reactions would be.

These scenarios ranged from Biden winning the popular vote and losing the Electoral College to a narrow Trump win but with claims of some Biden ballots being destroyed. In the end, there was only one scenario in which a candidate won a clear victory and the losing side refused to accept it, and that loser was Biden.

The moral I draw from this (aside from "be VERY prepared") is that Trump’s victory needs to be so overwhelming in both the popular vote and the Electoral College that there can be no disputing it. That won’t stop the left from disputing it anyway, because they may not believe in God, but they think they have a Divine right to rule us. It will, however, send them a signal that they’re outnumbered so maybe they'll finally develop a little introspection and realize it’s time to grow up, end their three-year-plus tantrum and start thinking about why so many people think they shouldn’t be within 100 miles of the levers of power.

Nah, that'll never happen! But at least they can comfort themselves that Trump won't run for a third term.

Or maybe he WILL!...

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  • Daniel Craft

    08/13/2020 09:17 AM

    Your ending comment seems to have a little 'Q' stain on it. Interesting.

  • Paula Tammaro

    08/06/2020 06:49 PM

    This is regarding mail in ballots..... (From Brookline, MA_
    Some Brookline voters were mailed the wrong ballots for the upcoming state primary, Town Administrator Mel Kleckner confirmed late Wednesday night. Although the town has had to resend some 30 ballots to voters, it's not clear just how many of the 7,000 ballots the town has sent were incorrect.

    So now the town is asking that any Brookline voters who requested and received mail-in ballots recently in the mail check to ensure they've received the primary ballot for the party they requested.

    Officials said they are working "aggressively" to investigate and correct the problem before the state primary Sept. 1.

    "We regret this error and are working collaboratively with the Secretary of State's Office to understand how it happened and are committed to correcting it to ensure that every voter who wishes to vote in the upcoming state primary is able to do so," Kleckner said in a statement.

    Does anyone think they can handle a Presidential election mail in ballot?

  • Clara Herrin

    08/06/2020 06:16 PM

    WOW!!! As I was reading these comments, I was thinking how great it would be if The Donald would run for a third term. But I also realized that he probably wouldn't want to do that because of all the stress these 2 (yes...2) terms have been for him. Then out came the sun...if Don, Jr. runs, we would be able to continue what his Dad started and continue draining the swamp. I'm going to pray first for MY president's 2nd term; and then start praying for Don Jr.'s 1st term. How's THAT for a plan?

  • Bonnie E. Reynolds

    08/06/2020 05:58 PM

    Thanks for your conservative newsletter, which we look forward to reading everyday. The humor inserted here and there gives us a relief from the fear we have that the liberals might get power that will destroy the country we love. The U.S.A. might not be perfect, but we see it as the best there is in this world! We must "Stand up for our Country and our Freedoms".

  • Debbie Jude

    08/06/2020 04:55 PM

    Always appreciate your newsletter. I was disappointed when it didn't come last night, because I always look so forward to it. I also print it off for my husband every night because he works a security midnight shift job and reads it then. Thank you for keeping us updated.

  • Albert Brewster

    08/06/2020 03:51 PM

    Won't run for a 3rd term? What makes you think that IF he wins the 2nd he won't try to change the law to allow a 3rd? Roosevelt did!

  • Craig Kerwin

    08/06/2020 03:31 PM

    Please do not give out the "MOVE" warning to anyone on the Left Coast....especially Kali4nia and WA state......they are moving in like cockroaches to Northern Idaho.....the Patriots do not want them here!!! Have them go to Arkansas....you could use a population increase.
    Craig

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/06/2020 01:58 PM

    Thank you

  • Allen Brintnall

    08/06/2020 01:40 PM

    Why is the Durham report taking so long and if there are any indictments will that happen if Trump looses?

  • Barb Sabin

    08/06/2020 01:16 PM

    Dear brother Mike and Governor! You and other righteous voices have an awesome privilege and responsibility to SHOUT TRUTH FROM THE HOUSETOP, because we the people have been saturated with media lies and deception regarding our dear President Trump and The Republican platform! You may seem like a VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, BUT I BEG YOU TO PLEASE CONTINUE NO MATTER WHAT!!! IT WILL BE TOO LATE IF DEMS WIN AND START TO COME FOR OUR GUNS AND THEN OUR BIBLES, CLOSE OUR CHURCHES, ARREST OUR PASTORS FOR SO CALLED HATE SPEECH!!! AM I BEING OUTRAGEOUS AND NEGATIVE? NO JUST PRAYERFUL GRAM WHO WAS TAUGHT REAL NATZI HISTORY AND LOVES GOD, HER COUNTRY AND FREEDOM!!! WAKE UP AMERICA'S CHRISTIANS AND PRAY LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!!!IT JUST VERY WELL COULD!!!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    08/06/2020 12:12 PM

    I keep tellin' ya - Steele made the whole thing up, and laughed all the way to the Bank of England with Hildebeest's cash in his pocket - and then, for " plausible deniability ", said the information was " unverifiable " ;-} Some day, you'll come around !

  • Linda Olds

    08/06/2020 11:38 AM

    I feel much the same as James Johnson in his comments to you.
    Sometimes I feel that President Trump has to and will win in a landslide.
    Other times I feel that the left's lies, obstruction, and constant investigations into everything Trump does will convince many people to vote for Biden, even though Biden can't even debate with himself.
    One thing that would help the truth come out would be some indictments from Durham. If he doesn't do anything before the election, he will have "voted" on the side of evil.

  • Kenneth g stach

    08/06/2020 11:23 AM

    Keep up with the truth and facts to be found noware else thank you
    God bless.
    Kgs

  • Donna Finley

    08/06/2020 10:52 AM

    I usually thoroughly enjoy your newsletter, which is well written. This one, not so much when "laff" instead of "laugh" is allowed to remain uncorrected in your Steele dossier story before it is published. A grade school misspelling that tells me your staff is not carefully reviewing content like they should.

  • Vicki Smith

    08/06/2020 10:33 AM

    Perhaps, I’ve missed comments you have made of late regarding President Trump winning re-election, as we have largely turned off the news in our home. I am interested in your thoughts. Obviously, the polls cannot be a reliable source, i.e. Hillary Clinton. However, we are having a debate at our house...my hubby believes he will win with greater numbers than in 2016, which is our hope. I, on the other hand, feel that more sinister forces are at work than before 2016 and that the Democrat’s strategy of resist, resist, resist has worn down the American people and wearied many, including Republicans. For two and a half years, we sat by our televisions In the evenings and waited for the deep state to be exposed with justice exercised. Now we wait for the Durham report, which will likely not be completed before the election, and if Biden is elected (which is what I believe will happen), a new Attorney General will be appointed and all of this investigating for four long years will be moot. President Trump has my vote. Our country’s freedoms are at stake, chaos is everywhere...that said, if he’s re-elected....can we put all the Democrat leaders in time out? I, for one, can’t take another four years of the hell they have put our country through.

  • Pam Duffy

    08/06/2020 10:06 AM

    These anti-Trumpers have way toooo much time on their hands! Get a REAL job, aside from Government! There are plenty REAL jobs available!

  • Frank Chavez

    08/06/2020 10:05 AM

    Please see a great letter in the Alb Journal (5 Aug 2020) about the last 100 years of Democrats control and NM is last in major categories.

  • Frank Chavez

    08/06/2020 10:02 AM

    When President Trump wins in Nov, we should start a "tongue in check" campaign to change the law to allow the President to run for a third term. I would love to mess with the left's minds!!

  • David Barksdale

    08/06/2020 09:54 AM

    It is my firm belief that those within the Radicalized Far Left New Socialist Party must be brought under control for the sake of Our Americas' Future !!! Those such as Obama, The Clinton Klan, Schumer, Schiff, Nadler, George Soros ( Who supported Germany by turning in Jews for profit during WWII and has been exiled from his home land Hungary) and sadly many others Must Be Prosecuted and Brought To Justice for their Treasonous Acts and Those Acts Leading To Insurrection !!!! This cannot wait until after the November Presidential Election, it Must Begin Now !!! This may be viewed as "Politically Incorrect", But this is what "We The People" and Our America Must See Happening Now !!! No GUTS, NO AMERICA !!!

  • Jerry Korba

    08/06/2020 09:45 AM

    Insurance companies are remaining silent during an important time for a couple of reasons I suspect. If Biden wins the election the insurance business will have to throw their hands up and quit. No police protection 66 percent of the population will just steal until nothing is left to steal should take a couple of years who will be able to insure property maybe 10 % Hospitals will go out of business the Government can't pay for it is doing now the Military will turn to Obama depletion and the country will be taken without much of a fight Green new deal will be operated by a foreign country so good luck with that the Human rights will not exist all people will get to have Slavery back after it was eradicated Black people White Asian Hispanic all of you China will be my guess China will forced you to workout with minimum wage protection or 401s or safety provisions thats just a small look what America will look like in less than a decade. Biden start up a chain factory and especially a good chain for yourself Chinese know how to treat a traitor.

  • Charles Simmons

    08/06/2020 09:43 AM

    The officially-recognized talking heads & other infotainment sources of “news” certainly utilize their constitutional right to lie with impunity. It’s ever more clear that no one on TV, in print, or in government is under oath when releasing their cacophony of word spew.
    May God save America ...

  • Patricia Owens

    08/06/2020 09:40 AM

    Thank you, Governor, as I was one who had not received last night’s newsletter. There are undoubtedly an increasing number of folks praying for a total swamp of Faith Value votes, evidence a seemingly increase in violent responses by even just individuals. Sites such as Vote your faith values 2020 are great for ease in consistency of prayer. Using the map, verbally calling out the names represented, asking that not only do those individuals determine to cast Biblical Truth votes, but that when the Uninformed, the Misinformed, the Lukewarm see the hate perpetrated against them, they will realize what is coming down the pike should the haters take over the government. Thus: another army of voters for the Republic as envisioned by our Founding Fathers working with God and his blueprint...

  • Michael Teskey

    08/06/2020 09:37 AM

    here

  • Linda Wolfe

    08/06/2020 09:32 AM

    If Trump loses the election fair & square, THEN WE ALL NEED TO MOVE TO ANOTHER NATION !
    JEHOVAH HAVE MERCY ON AMERICA. The reason I used the NAME JEHOVAH is because we need to make sure we are under the ONLY REAL GOD. I's not allah, budda or any other false god. JESUS
    the SON OF GOD IS OUR ONLY HOPE .

  • Samdra Piver

    08/06/2020 09:16 AM

    Talking about not wanting to leave the White House, didn't the Clintons take various items from the White House and were asked (told) to return them after an inventory? Just another Projection by the Leftest.