President Trump’s political opponents and most of those in the media (but I repeat myself) have lost their minds.

Usually, “lost their minds” is just an expression, not to be taken literally, meaning that people need to get a grip.  But this time, after a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin Monday in Helsinki, Finland, in which Trump publicly offered some positive words about Putin –- keep in mind, no one but their translators knows what had been said behind closed doors –- these people seem literally to have gone stark raving mad, to the point of needing antipsychotic medication and perhaps early retirement to an assisted living facility where they can be kept away from sharp objects.  An MRI would show that their brains are no longer firing on all cylinders, if they ever were.


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The President is a negotiator with specific goals in mind, not a politician or diplomat; he doesn’t always choose the exact words I might use in a given situation, and this press conference was no exception.  At the same time, I’d really like to ask those who say his conduct bordered on treason:  what is so wrong with someone who has been victimized the way Trump has by his own intelligence community to expressing a lack of trust in that community?  The President surely knows that Putin isn’t to be trusted –- regardless of what he said for Putin’s consumption –- but who says Trump's intelligence agencies are?



To answer that question, let’s review.  Former CIA Director John Brennan, who on Monday called Trump “treasonous” and “guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors," voted for the Communist Party candidate for President when America was deep in the Cold War, and judging from his tweets, he’s as active and virulent an anti-Trumper as one will ever encounter.  It’s inconceivable that he hasn’t been involved in the broad effort to sabotage Trump.

The FBI used unverified information paid for by Hillary’s 2016 campaign (through two layers of intermediaries) to get FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign associates.  It defied protocol to exonerate Hillary to keep her a viable candidate against Trump.  Former FBI Director James Comey leaked government information to a professor friend, an FBI “freelancer,” with the express purpose of getting a special counsel to investigate Trump.  Former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is under investigation for lying about leaks to the media, and it was in “Andy’s office” that FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page discussed an “insurance policy” against Trump being President. 

Strzok and Page, in their thousands of texts, made it clear they hated Trump and his supporters and wanted to stop Trump from becoming President.  Coincidentally (sure), Strzok headed both the Hillary and the “Trump/Russia” investigations and was part of the special counsel probe until the exposure of his anti-Trump texts risked the “appearance” of bias.


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions surprised Trump, early on, by recusing himself from anything “Russia” and so cannot act concerning any of this.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed off on one of the FISA warrant renewals on the “Trump/Russia” spying and SHOULD have recused himself but didn’t.  Rosenstein’s timing of his indictment a few days ago of more Russians seemed strangely calculated to throw a big monkey wrench into the meeting between Trump and Putin. 

There’s much more.  The DOJ shut down tight when it came to documents relating to the start of the “Trump/Russia” probe.  They redacted the material they released so compulsively that entire pages were blacked out.  FOIA requests and congressional subpoenas were ignored.  When Congress held hearings, the FBI sent in their own attorneys to make sure witnesses didn’t answer.  Special counsel Robert Mueller packed his own team with with Hillary donors and supporters, and brought on Andrew Weissmann, a hard-nosed specialist in the kind of legal torture intended to get witnesses to “sing” –- or “compose,” if necessary, to bring down the big fish (in this case, Trump).  And the President is absolutely right to question the whereabouts of the DNC server and who might have breached it.  (Much more on this at the link below.)

I could go on.  Now, considering all this, should Trump really be criticized for not expressing more confidence in his intelligence agencies?

https://thefederalist.com/2018/07/12/the-russia-investigation-is-a-puzzle-designed-never-to-be-solved/

  

 

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  • mario quevillon

    07/31/2018 07:47 AM

    will Bengazi inquiry ever reopened, remember Gowdy promising to go to the bottom of it. Since then a lot of new facts.

  • Kimberly Bell

    07/26/2018 09:18 PM

    They can’t be trusted. He needs to continue draining the swamp. The deep State players are obvious and need to go. Term limits, term limits, term limits. I also want names on that slush fund!!

  • Richard Sessions

    07/26/2018 07:06 PM

    I think President Trump is right in not expressing any confidence in these corrupt to the core intel agencies! Add to that the nonexistent efforts of Congress to bring these enemies of America to justice and you have a perfect coverup! I have to say that at this point I have zero confidence in our govt. at any level below the President! IF we ever find out the truth, I believe we will find that EVERY level of the establishment govt. in America is corrupt! Ask yourself..how many "investigations" with PROMISED results have been started and then discontinued! Benghazi, hillary's private server, leaks at the FBI, DOJ and other agencies, lois lerner and the list goes on and on! I fear for our country!

  • Evelyn Kubanka

    07/23/2018 09:40 PM

    You are spot on. Let's look at Crowd Strike (the only one that was allowed to look at the DNC server). One of the owners is a Ukrainian. Dimitri Alperovitch, who hates Russia. He is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council; which is a think tank with openly anti Russian sentiments. the Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Pinchuk who also hates Russia and donated $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. They accused Russia of hacking into a Ukrainian artillery app which an official said never happened and that Crowd Strike never even contacted them. So are we to believe them when they say it was Russia who hacked into the DNC? Is that why the FBI wasn't allowed to look at the server? Then there is Clinton's Scocovo project (to create a Russian Silicon Valley). With this project the U.S. gave Russians technology, while Russia would create the infastructure. The problem is that the U.S. companies involved and the Russians involved gave to the Clinton Foundation. All this technology flowed to Russia; so then isn't Hillary Clinton responsible for the ability of Russia to hack into our servers? In an FBI report it stated that there was a massive tech transfer that benefited the Russian military. Isn't that what the Uranium One deal also did? Benefit the Russian military!? So why then would Putin collude with Trump and want to have him be our President when he knew what he would get with Clinton? Why would he want Trump to be President when he talked about making America Great Again, including the military; which would threaten his agenda? It is clear that the Democrats are aiding and abetting Putin by attacking our duly elected President. They are the colluders! I don't think they are smart enough to get that based on what they say and how they behave. They act like liars who repeat the lie over and over again at which point they begin to believe it , They are also verbal bullies who have no substance to make any case. Anyone can say free this or free that, but where is the plan that shows how it will be paid for? Anyone with common sense knows that money doesn't grow on trees :). One final warning: if you contact your liberal Senator, like I contacted Schumer, telling him to quit obstructing and start working for the constituents, you might have the FBI surveil you like I am. At first when I saw it on my WiFi I thought it was because of something in the neighborhood. But when we were on vacation it popped up again and then I knew it was because I wrote to my Senator. I didn't even use any threatening language, except to say that I might just help the Republican party expose his record (including the lame video he produced with his staff) and use it to defeat him.

  • Nona Freeman

    07/22/2018 05:44 PM

    If I was President Trump, I wouldn't believe or trust anyone or anything from any of the intelligence agencies employees (yes, employees - who should have been replaced immediately January 20, 2017!

  • Dawn Street

    07/21/2018 11:31 PM

    Question : What about the Mrs. Strzok and her part in this parlay?
    https://brassballs.blog/home/peter-strzoks-insurance-policy-is-his-wife-sec-director-melissa-hodgman-who-has-blocked-the-fbis-investigation-of-the-clinton-foundation-for-21-months-and-counting
    Is this true? Is she well placed and protecting the Clintons?

  • Kathy Wingate

    07/21/2018 07:48 PM

    I'm glad Pat Brown mentioned the 400million Hillary got from Russia, that jumped out at me, too...and I'm glad Norris Harrod mentioned poor Seth Richards of the DNC, sometimes I think the reason no one will cross Hillary, is that they may end up on the Clinton Body Count....a totally reasonable fear, in my opinion...the Adam Mill story is fabulous, and so on target...He's got the scheme down pat....how can we ever clean up the swamp, when they're all in it together, and backing each other up and covering for each other, it's too dark to see in there....Poor POTUS, with so many powerful off their heads rulers intent on impeaching him before he was even elected!!! It's embarrassing to have so many crooked politicians in the basket, could it be any worse in Russia? Honestly, I have to turn off Fox News sometimes, it's just so depressing, because there seems to be no way for this to come out well, because, as you say, Lady Liberty has taken her blindfold off, and there is just no justice in this world. On the matter of TREASON, I wanted to remind everyone that Obama released some of the world's worst terrorists from GITMO,, which if you read the definition of TREASON, that was it!!! He really did commit TREASON, and no one said a word about it that I recall....in a way, it may be good that Dems are running Socialist candidates, it might help more states turn RED. It's risky, they may win, but could it be any worse? The swamp is way deeper than I ever imagined....I think we need prayer, and LOTS of it, to put an end to this mess. We need to pray for God's judgement on the swamp....it's the only way I can see to get help. Huck, you're the best, for giving us this forum.

  • Buster J Darr

    07/19/2018 06:59 PM

    Great piece. This is exactly what I've been saying.

  • Patricia f Stabile

    07/19/2018 11:33 AM

    How could our President trust anyone?? Look at the stuff they have and are doing to him. I tust him 110%! I have nevet felt about a president like I feel about President Trump. I know God put him in place at just the right time. I pray for him everyday. He is stuck trying to fix the destruction from obama and clinton while he is being attacked from the left, constantly. He is doing a great job and I am darn proud to be an American again!

  • Vickie Fellegy

    07/18/2018 03:21 PM

    You are spot on as usual??! Honestly, I think anyone else would have showed more distrust in this justice department, given the exact circumstances. It is obvious POTUS, loves this country, and only wishes to remove or isolate those, those in leadership, that pose a threat to his administration, or our country. Further, thank you and all of those connected to you, for your continued support. God Bless

  • Pat brown

    07/18/2018 10:48 AM

    Why is this remark Putin said not being discussed. This is why no one trust these agencies in Washington. Vladimir Putin made a bombshell claim during Monday's joint press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland, when the Russian President said some $400 million in illegally earned profits was funneled to the Clinton campaign by associates of American-born British financier Bill Browder - at one time the largest foreign portfolio investors in Russia. The scheme involved members of the U.S. intelligence community, said Putin, who he said "accompanied and guided these transactions.

  • william fuhrer

    07/18/2018 10:37 AM

    When a sports team loses to another sports team the losing team makes moves so the home team wins. With the budgets of NSA CIA and FBI and the technical Universities in the United States ant the competition the United States faced in WWII and the 50s in the COLD WAR.WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

  • Patrick McClurkin

    07/18/2018 09:01 AM

    I totally agree with you and actually posted my opinions and sentiments on fb yesterday. Thanks and keep up the good work!!

  • Gene Brown

    07/18/2018 09:00 AM

    You and 3or 4 members of the House of REP's are the only one's using any common sense. Trump has messed up the crooked money trail in Washington and the members of the house and senate are not becoming million airs as fast as they would if Clinton had been elected and in my opinion that is the number 1 objection to Trump. After seeing that nothing is happening to the proven crooks in Washington. I think the whole bunch is so entangled that there is no way the swamp could be drained. I think all involved in taking our SS retirement money should have to put it back with interest. DEM. party.

  • Art Gunderman

    07/18/2018 02:12 AM

    President Trump is intelligent enough to know that professing confidence in a person (or in this case in a government agency) may reap the benefit of having that person (or agency) return the favor. God knows: the President needs to have the support of those who serve at his pleasure! Would that not be amazing?

  • Jackie Richards

    07/18/2018 12:34 AM

    I so agree with you. I don’t trust them. Their actions have totally proved they are after Teump. Thank you for speaking up for us deplorable! Love Sarah, she is awesome.

  • Cherie Norton

    07/17/2018 10:27 PM

    I don't trust the FBI or CIA after all of this junk. It terrifies me what they can do to the average citizen with all that power. I think President Trump is justified in his mistrust. This kangaroo court must stop! All cards on the table and let us deplorables decide!

  • Norris R Harod

    07/17/2018 09:01 PM

    I am appalled how everyone jumped on what Trump said in the press conference with Putin. How can President Trump or voters have confidence in our Intelligence agencies that have broken the law to spy on Congressmen, made up circular evidence to spy on Trump the candidate and try to impeach him with a witch hunt that has found nothing, while the DOJ and FBI leadership are co-conspirators in instigating these activities? And why is Rosenstein and the DOJ assigning 93 Federal prosecuters to vet Trump's SCOTUS nominee? Since when is this their job? Have you noticed that our Intelligence Agencies have provided no details on what Russian "meddling" in our 2016 elections actually means. Doesn't sound to me like Trump has been given much other than their word to support their claims. Meanwhile, they buried the death of Seth Richards of the DNC (who probably gave Podesta's emails to Wikileaks on a flash drive because he was upset how they shafted Bernie Sanders --Assange said he sent someone to DC to get the emails on a flash drive and did not get them from Russia--) as a robbery when nothing was stolen including his wallet with cash, or an expensive watch. How does the Democratic Party get to tell the FBI they refuse to turn over their servers which is the basis of what was hacked and confiscate everything of Manafort and Trump's attorney in raids? What about the CC: on the DNC servers that sent all their emails to a foreign country? How does the FBI get to question Hillary not under oath or recorded, not confiscate her servers or the blackberry phones, or not publish the classified Hillary emails they found on Anthony Weiner's laptop the DC police confiscated during his pedophile investigation, or give her people immunity from testimony? And we are supposed to believe our Intelligence Agencies are not supporting the myth that Hillary lost because Russia hacked our election or making up new stuff to cover their tracks? Putin specifically said the "Russian State" did not hack our election. He did not say Russians did no hacking, and Trump did not say he believed him, just that he made a very strong denial. This interference in Trump's first 4 years must stop!!

  • David Kalchik, LT USNR (Ret)

    07/17/2018 08:52 PM

    Will Clintons ever be investigated fully for their many felonious activities?
    Will Jeff Sessions be seen as doing his job as Attorney General & American Voters ever start to see indictments with all these actions that would have average Americans in jail.
    Thoroughly disgusted with MSM attacks on our President, & all the Democrats that now say the total opposite what they have for years only because it's against Trump.
    MAGA!

  • Tarrie Geiger

    07/17/2018 08:45 PM

    It is my recognition that many of our largest Congressional body for the United States of America is behaving like a bunch of dishonest spoiled brats and teaching the children, teens, and young adults today how to be a bully! They are successful in spewing all types of bad language, false statements, and terrible words, even encouraging murder to show the world how low the supposedly most democratic country has fallen and America is governed by people of a very low mentality. Integrity cannot be a word used for most of
    the people of the news or of the congress! So sad it is really giving America a very bad name and horrible reputation!

  • Dale Ewald

    07/17/2018 07:41 PM

    I keep trying to be a Trump supporter, ...by doing a lot of rationalizing, but throwing our intelligence agencies under the bus while in a foreign country and talking to all-country news outlets does not help our country! If he does not have confidence in them he should start firing the leadership. Why should any other country trust the USA to come to their aid when our own president has no confidence in the foreign intelligence he is being given? ................but then what do I know, I'm just an 82 year old man who grew up in a little town (pop 1800) in Iowa, got a degree in Aerospace Engineering and later during my 61 years of marriage to my Iowa farm girl transitioned into a real estate career. I owe most of my political knowledge to people like you and FOX news.

  • Sarah Menne

    07/17/2018 07:23 PM

    I'm not even halfway through reading "Killing the Deep State - The Fight to Save President Trump" by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D, and it appears that President Trump is wise not to trust way too many U.S. Departments - not until we are finally able to "clean out the swamp" which is much, much larger than ever imagined. We need to pray for extensive swamp exposure and expulsion - and for President Trump's success and especially for his daily protection. The enemy(ies) of godly pursuits in America seem(s) quite desperate and deranged!

  • Eugene Hines

    07/17/2018 06:58 PM

    Would be interesting to here some biblical references of the worlds current events. I’m sure there are some, not so generalized, but with direct reference to the the lost tribe of Israel and his countries negotiations with its foes. Let’s not forget the phopats. They speak the times of our Lord. Just sayin’. Thank you for your love of God, family, and our greatest of nations.

  • Carolyn Bell

    07/17/2018 06:52 PM

    Mike I want to thank you for this commentary which was what I was thinking about all this uproar over this summit and the press conference afterward. When I listened to Fox & Friends this morning I was so discouraged because it seemed the were very critical of President Trump! I didn't listen to the press conference with reporters after the summit but I read some comments of Rush Limbaugh and I believe the "Fake News" decided that after Rosenstein came out with the indictments Friday (which was very suspicious to me-the timing) that they thought they could use this to continue the off charts lie on collusion! Also, the President really got their underwear in a wad when he brought the DNC server & Hillary's lost emails, which I thought was a great move! Again, I thank you for the reminder of this article and also your humor which I so enjoy! God bless you and keep up the good work!

  • Carmine R. Fea

    07/17/2018 06:28 PM

    I agree, we know enough to know we should not believe without evidence the FBI/CIA when they tell us Russia hacked the DNC's computer(s). The FBI talked about needing an insurance plan to stop a President Trump. Just talk? No, these fellows were obviously motivated by a real hatred for Trump, obviously had time to plan and scheme, obviously thought of themselves as above the law, and they had an insurance plan to stop a President Trump. We are looking at it - say Trump colluded with the Russians to interfere in the election to help himself. They had the Russian dossier, they had Stone and another fellow or two from Trump's campaign who talked with Russians no one cares about what, and it had to be the Russians who hacked the DNC's computer(s) and interfered with the election for their insurance plan.