Late Thursday, Washington was rocked and the Democrats’ media sycophants were rolled by the news that U.S. Attorney John Durham's probe into potential FBI and DOJ misconduct from before the 2016 election through early 2017 has officially shifted from an “administrative review” to a full-scale criminal investigation. That means Durham can subpoena witnesses, file charges, and impanel grand juries.
Fox News reported that “Durham's probe had expanded significantly based on new evidence uncovered during a recent trip to Rome with Attorney General Bill Barr.” One Fox source claimed that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's upcoming report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign would be coming out very soon with few redactions, and it would shed light on why Durham’s probe is now a criminal investigation.
A fire hydrant of falsehoods
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made news this week by slamming Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for not censoring political “lies” online. Ironically, her example of something she thinks should be censored was the Daily Caller, a mainstream conservative news site that she smeared as a “white supremacist-linked” site. One could argue that that was itself a “political lie.”
Just as the left constantly claims that anything they disagree with is a “lie” (and anyone they disagree with is a “white supremacist”), they never seem to notice the fire hydrant of falsehoods coming from their own side. AOC would only have to look at her fellow “squad” member, Ilhan Omar, for a number of examples.
In the most recent, Omar tweeted a story about a child in Houston with this comment: “A nine-month-old died as a direct result of Trump’s cuts to Medicaid and CHIP. He is one of a million children to lose healthcare. Let that sink in.”
Tragic, “if true,” to use a phrase heard regularly on CNN. But is it true? No. In fact, let us count the ways in which it’s not true (by the way, she would have known all this if she’d read the article she retweeted):
1. The child did not die. He’s alive and well.
2. The hospital did treat him, just as they treat any child in need regardless of ability to pay.
3. He didn’t lose Medicaid because of budget cuts or Trump. His mom just failed to file the papers in time. He and his siblings are now fully covered.
Aside from that, her story was sound. The extent of her correction of it was this later tweet: “almost died*.”
Of course, if she really is disturbed by the idea of a small child dying, I could give her a horror story on that subject that is actually true, and has been repeatedly fact-checked to prove it: since Roe v. Wade in 1973, over 61 million babies have been slaughtered in America alone by abortionists. Since 1980, over 1.5 billion babies have been aborted worldwide. Worldwide, those murdered babies are disproportionately female. Let that sink in.
I wonder if any of those actual facts would bother her if she could find some way to blame them on Trump.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Three cheers for Vice President Mike Pence for his speech Thursday in which he took the NBA and Nike to the woodshed for their shameful kowtowing to communist China, gladly selling their souls for Chinese cash in exchange for clamming up about the injustices and atrocities committed by the government.
Rightly pointing out the hypocrisy of recently-politicized, outspokenly anti-American sports stars towing Beijing’s line, Pence said, “Some of the NBA’s biggest players and owners, who routinely exercise their freedom to criticize this country, lose their voices when it comes to the freedom and rights of other peoples.” You can read more and see an excerpt from the speech here:
And “in case you missed it,” here’s a link to my recent interview on TBN with Vice President Pence.
For those still confused by what happened in Syria, with President Trump’s troop withdrawal and the flurry of violence between Turkey and the Kurds followed so swiftly by a permanent ceasefire agreement, this article at the Federalist does an excellent job of explaining the situation and the various factions clearly.
It also asks and answers the question that the media would be asking 24/7 if they were actual journalists instead of agents of the anti-Trump Resistance:
“How could the US foreign policy establishment get it so wrong?”
Although to be fair, it’s not as if they’ve had a lot of experience in recent years at getting things right.
The White House confirmed that it will follow through on President Trump’s suggestion to cancel all subscriptions to the Washington Post and New York Times, although it’s not clear whether this will be extended to all federal agencies via executive order, or it’s just a suggestion. Canceling all those subscriptions would save the taxpayers a lot of money, while Trump says it would reduce the circulation of “fake news.”
Personally, I don’t understand why anyone would pay to subscribe to a newspaper that runs countless stories defending Adam Schiff’s sealed, locked, closed-door impeachment hearings directly under the paper’s motto: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” After seeing that, I wouldn’t even believe the sports scores in that paper.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
- Isaiah 41:10
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