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Featured Stories: "Racist" –- Lawsuit against the President is thrown out-- CORRECTION
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After a long and exhaustive investigation, Robert Mueller issued a report that found no conspiracy between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. NONE WHATSOEVER. However, the report offers much detail that it claims supports the conclusion that not only did the Kremlin interfere in our elections in 2016, but it did so specifically to elect Donald Trump.
Indeed, from the very day Trump stunned the world by winning the Presidency, his adversaries have assumed that Russia’s goal was to secure his victory. Why, their “meddling” on his behalf was the main reason Hillary lost! Just ask her and she’ll tell you.
Aaron Mate begs to differ. His razor-sharp analysis of the Mueller report that appeared July 5 in RealClearInvestigations chips away at that conclusion.
Mueller’s report claims that Russia’s interference took place essentially in two ways:
1) Russian military intelligence officers hacked and leaked embarrassing Democratic Party documents.
2) A government-linked troll farm created a sophisticated and far-reaching social media campaign to damage Hillary and promote Trump.
After examining the report, Mate finds that these conclusions are not supported by the evidence cited in the report or publicly available elsewhere. He also cites shortcomings in the investigation and conflicts of interest among the key players (especially John Brennan) that undercut Mueller’s findings. That doesn’t prove his conclusions are wrong --- just that there is not sufficient evidence to support them. Yet Mueller came to those conclusions anyway.
By Mike Huckabee
Remember the old Dr. Pepper jingle? “I’m a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper, you’re a Pepper…” Well, that could be the theme song for the current Democratic Party, except substitute the word “Pepper” with “racist.”
For example: Nancy Pelosi had barely finished smearing 67% of American voters as racists (that’s how many a new Harvard/Harris poll found support the citizenship question on the Census) by saying its supporters “want to make America white again”, when suddenly, she discovered she’s a racist, too!
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (surprise!) implied Pelosi is racist for trying to keep her far-left freshman agitators AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley in line. AOC accused Pelosi of “disrespecting” them and “singling out...newly elected women of color.”
If this goes as these things usually do these days, Speaker Pelosi will have to defensively insist that she’s not a racist and that her criticism is based not on their racial backgrounds but their radical, off-putting, incendiary rhetoric that’s convincing Americans that the Democrats have gone insane. And you know what that will be, don’t you? Just a lot of “code words” and “dog whistles” that mean she’s really a racist! Republicans in Congress are probably already leaning back with a cool drink and waiting to watch the fun.
Of course, you can see why AOC would think Pelosi is out to get her, since she complained that she’s being saddled with all these committee assignments to try to “keep me busy.” Imagine Pelosi expecting her to waste her valuable time legislating instead of doing her real job of promoting socialism, attacking ICE and badmouthing America on Twitter.
By the way, I nearly said that AOC is Pelosi's “bete noire,” which means her own personal pain-in-the-posterior. But then, I realized “bete noire” is literally French for “black beast,” and I’d probably get called a racist, too.
Lawsuit against the President is thrown out
By Mike Huckabee
A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously threw out a lawsuit against President Trump by Maryland and the District of Columbia that accused him of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. In short, they claimed that he was taking bribes from foreign governments whenever any foreign nation rented a room in a Trump hotel.
The Court found that Maryland and DC had no standing to sue and dismissed the suit with prejudice, also quashing dozens of subpoenas to government agencies and Trump’s businesses, demanding to see financial records.
Trump and his spokespeople hailed the ruling, pointing out the absurdity of the leftist claim that Trump only ran for President to enrich himself. They point out that he not only stepped away from running his businesses and saw his brand tarnished by the constant negative partisan press, resulting in a drop in his net worth, but he doesn’t even take a salary as President, much less bribes from foreign governments.
One thing worth adding here is that if courts allow this kind of frivolous legal harassment of anyone who steps away from a business to run for office, then no business owner ever will run again. Then we’ll have nobody in Washington but professional politicians who’ve never run anything other than their mouths. But at least we'll know they don't take money from foreign governments! (Pardon me for a moment while I stop laughing.)
Naturally, liberal officials in Maryland and DC didn’t accept the ruling gracefully and continued to insist that the Court was wrong and they are grievously harmed by the Trump hotel continuing to rent out rooms. If it burns them that bad, might I suggest that they rub a little emolument on it?
By Mike Huckabee
Correction: Yesterday, we cited a report from the Epoch Times that the last documented political act of Ross Perot was donating to Trump’s reelection. The family has now corrected that story, telling Fox News that it was actually his son, Ross Perot Jr., who made the donation.
Note that on the rate occasions when we report something that turns out to be inaccurate, we correct it immediately. That’s how you can tell we’re not a real “news media outlet” by the current standards.
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Must-See Meme! Stephen Green at Instapundit linked to a story comparing the damage to California from earthquakes and its leftist government (hint: it’s not even close) and illustrated it with a great meme composed of four photos: Detroit and Hiroshima, Japan, right after World War II, and the same cities today. Guess which one is more devastating to the future of a great city: decades of liberal Democratic leadership or an atomic bomb? Again, not even close.
John Pomfret, Obama’s Assistant Secretary for East Asia, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, admitting that Trump’s hardball approach to China has gotten more results than they got “by treating China as a partner and with deep respect.”
I’d say that if you believe someone is your partner and should be treated with deep respect if he picks your pocket while you’re shaking his hand, then that’s not “smart diplomacy.” No wonder Trump’s “dumb, crude, inept, xenophobic” approach has actually turned out to be a lot smarter.
Apparently running for President of the last decade, Elizabeth Warren demanded that Israel end its “occupation” of an area they pulled out of and turned over to the Palestinians in 2007, when Hamas took charge. Well…yeah, but…but Israel still controls the borders, airspace and territorial waters, and that’s kind of like “occupation,” right? Except that if Israel didn’t do that, they’d be facing even more terrorist incursions and missile attacks on innocent civilians.
Okay, it’s all uninformed nonsense, but it got applause from her audience, and I guess that’s all that mattered. Now click the link to see who the audience was and ask yourself if you really want someone who'd cozy up to that group being President of the United States.
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"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."
– 1 Cor 10:13
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