Evening Edition - June 3

June 3, 2020 |

ROD ROSENSTEIN'S TESTIMONY; A QUICK REVIEW

In case you missed the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, in which former deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was questioned, here’s Jonathan Turley’s real-time account. It’s necessarily brief, as he had to keep up with the proceedings, but you’ll get the idea of how this went down.

You’ll see that I was mostly on-target in my tongue-in-cheek forecast of what he would say to try to wriggle out of legal consequences. For example, he said he wouldn’t have signed the FISA warrant renewal if he had known about the false statements and underlying misconduct, implying he was misguided by his trust in the people responsible.

He said he didn’t know about the discrediting of the Steele “dossier” and that it had come from the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. Well, of course he didn't!

He said that four judges had already signed off on this material, as if that were a defense. By the time it GETS to the judges, it’s supposed to be signed off as verified information. One of those times, the last one, that was supposed to be done by HIM. It's the judges who get to take this for granted, not him.

He also said he couldn’t recall if he read “every page” of the document he signed. Just what we thought he would say.

If he threw anyone under the bus, even a little, it appears to have been Andrew McCabe, for not being “forthcoming” and instead withholding important information, “for whatever reason." ("Whatever reason"??) Not that he’s accusing McCabe of “misrepresentations.” Huh?

We’ll have much more detail on this tomorrow morning.

TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME = BRAIN-WASTING DISEASE

Proving yet again that Trump Derangement Syndrome is a brain-wasting disease, the media have reacted to Trump naming Antifa (accurately) as a domestic terrorist organization by trying to defend them, mischaracterize them, soft-pedal and downplay their record of violence and radical ideology, and even try to claim they don’t really exist. They’re just some sociology majors on a spree, or white supremacists dressing up as sociology majors to make leftists look bad.

TDS: it’s one heck of a disease.

Think I’m exaggerating? Here’s how a magazine aimed at your kids, Teen Vogue, actually described Antifa:

"Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world, but the primary motivation is to stop racists from organizing."

The primary motivation is to overthrow the US government and promote communist revolution, and their primary tactic is assault and intimidation to silence all opposing viewpoints. If your kid is reading Teen Vogue, I have to ask: Why are you still letting that happen?

For those not invested in real estate in Fantasyland, here are just a few underreported examples of what we’re actually dealing with, and if you can explain how any of this helps the cause of fighting racism, I’m all ears:

In St. Louis, David Dorn, a highly-revered, 77-year-old African-American retired police captain was murdered in cold blood while working security and trying to protect a shop from rioters.

This tragedy was widely covered by conservative media, but 24 hours later, his name had yet to appear on the websites of CNN and MSNBC. His death doesn't fit the narrative.

The Richmond, Virginia, Police Chief choked back tears describing how rioters set a house on fire with a child inside and blocked firefighters from trying to reach it. By the grace of God, officers were able to get through and rescue the child in time.

In Los Angeles, a young man impersonating a National Guard soldier was spotted by real Guardsmen and found to be carrying a massive cache of weapons. Take a look at that table full of heavy artillery. I thought leftists believed assault weapons should be banned?

And since it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the acts of mindless violence, particularly when the mainstream media refuse to report them, thanks to Instapundit reader Pierre Legrand for creating this list. Brace yourself:

Apparently though, it’s a lot harder to keep riots a secret than the news media would like. The American people are swiftly figuring out what’s really going on, and which elected officials are impotent and failing in their primary duty of protecting public safety.

That’s why I’m not at all surprised that while the media try to convince us that everyone is OUTRAGED at President Trump for allegedly “escalating the situation” by threatening to use the military instead of trying to mollify rioters (like the Mayors of Minneapolis and New York City have been doing to such sterling success), a new Morning Consult survey finds that 58% of registered voters support using the military to help police deal with violent demonstrators. Only 30% oppose it. This is in spite of generally balanced support for the protesters’ cause.

The American people can tell the difference between legitimate protesters and violent rioters and looters. Why can’t people who are paid six-to-eight-figure salaries to comment on current events figure it out?

Well, maybe reality is finally dawning: USA Today actually ran an editorial arguing that Trump is right, we have to bring these rioters under control. I’m going to go check the weather news to see if Hades is frozen over.

NOT WHAT THEY WERE HOPING FOR

Well, the leftist dimwits in Antifa can’t say I didn’t try to warn them about the suicidal stupidity of their plan to expand their political violence from indulgent, leftist-run blue cities into the gun-owning suburbs.

All things considered, I’d say that the handful of Antifa thugs who tried to stir up trouble in Yucaipa, California, got off easy when they were just beaten up by a group of locals and chased out of town. But they can’t say it was a completely unfriendly welcome. When one of them lost his shoe while fleeing, a local called after him, “Hey, homie! Here’s your shoe, dog!” That's hometown hospitality!

HILARIOUS NEW COLUMN

The bluntly hilarious Kurt Schlichter has a new column on how recent events have shattered illusions as well as store windows.

Many Americans, even pro-gun control liberals, are buying guns because they now realize the government and the police might not be able (or willing) to protect them. It’s also reaffirmed the long-noted illogic of the left's claim that the police are murdering racists, but they’re also the only people who should be trusted to have guns. And it’s shattered the bogus argument that an armed citizenry couldn’t possibly stand up to the might of the government (hotheads with bricks and crowbars are ravaging our cities while the police stand by so powerless that in Minneapolis, they even lost their own police station.)

We’ve also seen that respect for the police requires the police to respect citizens, and the death of George Floyd and the arrests of people for opening their businesses or attending church have undermined mutual respect between the police and public that will have to be painstakingly rebuilt.

Schlichter often manages to be funny while discussing very serious subjects. In this case, the funniest thing of all might be that Democrats really believe they’re cruising for a great election victory because after watching the tragic weakness and incompetence in dealing with rioters by Democrat leaders in blue cities like Minneapolis, L.A. and New York, Americans can’t wait to put them in charge of their families’ safety and security nationwide.

POINTING FINGERS

First, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio clashed over which one deserved blame for the tragically incompetent response to the coronavirus, and now they’re pointing fingers over who’s to blame for the tragically incompetent response to rioters, Cuomo or DeBlasio. As they say on the Internet, why can’t it be “and” instead of “or”?

SOME REMEDIAL READING FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Reporter Lara Logan, fed up with hearing pompous twits blather that Antifa is a benign social club or that it doesn’t exist, rubs their noses in one of Antifa’s own statements: 10 Points of Revolutionary Action for destroying America, using anarchy to overthrow every American institution and imposing authoritarian, communist rule. Is that clear enough?

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

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  • Errol Collins

    06/06/2020 01:55 PM

    I am sure you remember some years back when China had a strict one child policy. This solved one problem but created another; years later not enough young people to support their seniors. Very interesting how Covid is solving that problem. Now think about New York where they sent Covid patients to nursing homes. Makes you wonder how many of the seniors in New York nursing homes are on public assistance. Also makes you wonder how Covid would benefit a state deep in debt.

  • L.B.

    06/04/2020 01:21 PM

    The peaceful protestors took out all the pharmacies in town first (gotta have those drugs), then the only gun store (weapons for peaceful protest), then just bashed their way into any store along the way looting and destroying everything as they went. Thankfully National Guard called in. One pharmacy remains with drive up access but the remaining part of the store is shuttered until further notice. Antifa = antifacist (supposedly). Facist = anyone or anything in opposition to Antifa or unwilling to get out of their way. Way to go Yacaipa ....

  • Angela Carter

    06/04/2020 01:01 PM

    Excellent article!!! Can only pray that the blindfolds will be removed from peoples eyes. Seeing what is happening now makes me so thankful that I have the confidence that all who know the Lord as their Savior won't be here during the tribulation as this is just a foretaste of what will happen then.

  • Floyd A Unger

    06/04/2020 12:46 PM

    Thank you

  • Lila O'Connell

    06/04/2020 12:33 PM

    PLEASE ALL "NEWS MEDIA" stop the p.r. regarding these protests, be they benign or violent. Participants live for the notoriety they provoke and publicize.

  • Jane F Mitchell

    06/04/2020 11:14 AM

    I can't believe that this morning I read in the news that four police officers had been arrested for trying to stop terrorists. Good grief. And everyone is posting that Trump had a "photo op" at that church in DC. I'm so sick of all of this.
    Sometimes it seems like we are fighting a losing battle, then I remember God is still on His throne.

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    06/04/2020 11:13 AM

    I dont know if you have seen the video put out by Canance Owen's about George Floyd. If you have I hope the link works for you.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=273957870461345&id=1593518174052711
    The media doesn't show who George Floyd really is. As she said she think the officers were wrong but he is not the good fellow they paint him to me. She's upset they use a criminal as a martyr.

  • Gail Denham

    06/04/2020 11:12 AM

    Dear God - have mercy on this country - which seems to be fleeing - head long- into rat-infested waters. Bless and protect our President, Vice-President, and all those who are trying to clean up the swamp - and who long for real discipline, law, and order.

  • Betty McLaughlin

    06/04/2020 10:28 AM

    Got to raise bail and get this madness stopped. Need to arrest Obama and Sorros and deport them or put them in Gitmo for life! Put the criminal FBI people in prison for 20 years.

  • Wallace Rowan

    06/04/2020 09:47 AM

    Dear Mike,

    As far as I’m concerned, I’ve never seen any such thing as a “peaceful” protest--especially if it has been planned and instigated by the evil Left. These are armed insurrections!

    How can it be okay for these likely Antifa-instigated mobs to mob up and create havoc and chaos, when we can’t even walk into a restaurant and eat or go into a grocery store without wearing a mask—or peaceably assemble in church? Or go to work? The pure hypocrisy of it is ludicrous and these insurrections need to be dealt with for what they are.

    We need to vociferously remind every elected official that law and order is the primary order of every day and we’re not going to tolerate any type of lawlessness that other despicable “authorities” have allowed and even encouraged to happen in their communities. It has been shameful and horrifying to see what has been going on. These armed insurrections are tearing our country apart and some are citing the potential for another Civil War.

    Well, if that is in fact what we are on the verge of, it was the democrats who tore our Union apart 160 years ago, and here they are at it again! Actually, they have never stopped trying to undermine and pervert our Union, our Constitution and our civil society. This can all be laid at the doorstep of that evil party and its malignant ideologies.

    Sincerely,
    Wallace Rowan

  • Jerry Korba

    06/04/2020 09:38 AM

    Another chapter of Mad dog Mathis please enter into the same home Mueller resides in. Mueller mad because he didn't get the job he begged for from the President so he tried to take him down now you mag Dog you couldn't follow orders now you would like to take the President down what a card party it would be with Clapper Brennon Mueller Biden and you Mad Dog a table of the disgraced spoiled pieces of Shitff. The clean up crew would not wear an anti toxic suit for the Wuhan Virus they would wear one to keep from becoming so dishonest and corrupt plus you old bastards probably stink.

  • Henry Pan

    06/03/2020 11:59 PM

    Until we start teaching again "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." in our school instead of teaching that human are evolutionary descendant of apes due to chances and survival of the fittest, then there is no real hope of Racial Harmony.

  • Arzella Montgomery

    06/03/2020 11:56 PM

    First, I'd like to apologize if my recent request to inform the RNC in Washington DC or Sarah of my survey and my donation wasn't something I should put in my comments. I didn't know what else to do. Still haven't heard anything except they don't have a donation from me, yet!

    I watch Fox News much of the time and I'm on FB once or twice a day. I love reading your newsletters and your inspirational quotes. Thank you!
    I saw the show with Lara Logan you reference in your newsletter. Rosenstein..well I never expected him to implicate himself. He's much like Hilary Clinton when it comes to being truthful. At least she lost her appeal, yesterday. (Honestly, I never thought she had much, anyway!) Can barely wait until she has to testify in person on September 9th. If I'm lucky, that will be my day to go in for another mammo scan. Wish Trey Gowdy could be there to question her!!
    These riots, vandalism, and looting seems to be spreading. They happened in Little Rock the other night! What a horrible disaster it turned out to be. That mayor must be a Democrat!! We have Republican Governor and hopefully he will use the military as needed. We have had protests here in Jonesboro, AR but none that were destructive. A few in-car disturbances were taken care of by our police. One of those was from Paragould. He should have stayed in that city, anyway!
    President Clinton held the Bible up in front of that church and I don't recall any bad press over that, but now after President Trump does it, the media is having a "kaniption fit" over it!! I thought Clinton was a great President for the most part, but Trump has him best 9 to 0.. I guess I'm may be a little soft when it comes to President Trump. He's not afraid to say what he means without mixing up words that some don't understand. After all they've put him thru these past years, he should get another 4 years without an election free and clear of the Democrats constantly harassing him with investigations and whatever they happen to dream up.!! I know I've see that written somewhere. Hope I can find it again!
    Thanks muchly for keeping me in this group.
    My best to you and your family.
    Arzella Montgomery
    Arkansas

  • Jerry Gilkison

    06/03/2020 11:41 PM

    I am thankful that we have a president who is willing to act to end the carnage in our cities. In New York City and all the cities of our great country it is time to stop the killing of our seniors and the killing of our innocent children. It is time to put down the socialist agenda and hold the media responsible for there twisted agenda. Just like it is against the law to yell fire fire in a building when there is no fire, It should be against the law to lie and not speak the truth in the media, misleading the unsuspecting and twisting the truth to promote their agenda.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    06/03/2020 11:36 PM

    I want to know, having not seen any reporting on it: What happened on the 2nd of June with the Hillary case?

  • Barbara Gifford

    06/03/2020 11:25 PM

    How refreshing to read your newsletter. In this time of deceit and prevarication on the part of the mainstream news and many of our congresspeople, it is a rare
    treat to be apprised of information conveyed in a rational, truthful manner.
    I look forward to your daily newsletter.

  • Linda Kiser

    06/03/2020 11:05 PM

    Where are the conservatives, and Republicans? Why aren’t we hearing their voices? Senators and congressmen?! Why aren’t they standing up for our rights?

  • Melissa Nobile

    06/03/2020 10:25 PM

    What a breath of fresh air!
    Please please keep telling it like it really is!

  • Jane West

    06/03/2020 09:54 PM

    I think it would be good if we would just turn off all of the national news that is giving all of the attention to the rioters, looters, and thugs. Without all of the attention, I feel they would dissipate, seeing that they were not getting anywhere with their sinful behavior. Or, if they are being paid for their participation, maybe whoever hired them would decide not to pay.

  • Robin Rebhan

    06/03/2020 09:49 PM

    "New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio clashed"
    I must say one of the biggest problems here in New York State is Governor Cuomo's pet Bail Reform Bill, which mandates the looters and other offenders of the law be released without bail.
    About a month ago Police caught and arrested a man stealing money right from people's hands nine times in one day. On his way out of the police station from his ninth crime of the day he said on camera " I love America!". This happens all over New York State, but the Governor continues to defend the bail reform bill, without a single thought for the suffering of victims of these crimes.

  • Jon Petersen

    06/03/2020 09:20 PM

    Saw a news blip on YAHOO that Gen. Mattis believes that President Trump is a threat to the Constitution. What I would like to know is this: Was Gen. "Halftrack" Mattis in a coma for 8 years during Barack Obama's presidency?

  • Linda Westbrook

    06/03/2020 08:19 PM

    Excellent article, Mike! Thank you for telling the truth!

  • Judi Fey

    06/03/2020 07:42 PM

    This newsletter needs to be put on FB, Twitter and every other possible site. It documents what the MSM, Pelosi/Gates/Soros/and their friends all deny - reality. President Trump is absolutely right. Send in the Marines and it'll stop real fast! The list of videos from PJ media was great.

  • Jack Given

    06/03/2020 07:30 PM

    I don't understand why Trump, DOJ, FBI, whoever, doesn't link ANTIFA, the deposit of bricks, the articles recruiting violent protestors, George Soros etc more aggressively to bring these people to justice? I know that justice moves slowly but is justice delayed, justice is denied. If Antifa had been prosecuted after Andy Ngo in Portland, could we have avoided or lessened this rioting? Failure to confront this domestic terrorist enemy opens the way for self-described "Antifa mayor." Sarah Lannorone to run in November? I ask, like Tucker Carlson on 6/1, is Trump a leader or a Nero?

  • Michael Cretaro

    06/03/2020 07:09 PM

    Gov. Huckabee...do you think it would help for President Trump to declare a national day of repentance? Would it help....would people respond?