From the minute President Trump announced that he was declassifying all the documents related to the “Russian collusion” investigation, reaction from his critics has veered all over the map – which is understandable, because that’s what panicked people do.  

 

One of the more laughable responses came from Rep. Adam Schiff, who declared Trump's order move “un-American.”  This from a man who has been trying to unseat a duly-elected President for two years by claiming he has evidence of Russian collusion that he’s never shown anyone and that somehow, the two-year, $35 million Mueller investigation missed.  Now, he seems to think it’s not un-American for the US government to lie to judges to get secret warrants to spy on American citizens who are working for an opposition political campaign, but it is un-American to let the people know what their government was doing.  I think Schiff might be as unclear on the meaning of the word “un-American” as he is about the word “evidence.”

 

And then there’s the hilarious claim that Trump is somehow engaging in a "cover-up" by ordering the release of all the documents.  I admit, this is a head-scratcher.  I think they’re claiming that he’s trying to distract us from all the impeachable offenses in the Mueller report by focusing on the illegality of the genesis of the investigation.  Sort of like the way that they’re trying to distract us from the lack of impeachable offenses and the illegality of the genesis of the investigation by accusing him of a cover-up.  This argument is sort of like a dog chasing his own tail until he catches it and swallows himself.


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However, some concern has also come from Trump supporters, who worry that the language of the order, which allows Attorney General Barr to redact the documents as he sees fit to protect classified information, might result in heavy redactions that will leave the public still in the dark about what the intelligence agencies were up to – or at least, give the Democrats just enough cover to claim that no perfidy has been proven because the records aren't complete (in the same way that they claim the approximately 1.5% of the Mueller report that wasn’t released publicly must have contained damning evidence of impeachable offenses that the other 98.5% somehow missed.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-tells-reporters-just-far-declassification-goes-exposing-everything/

 

To help assuage their worries, Trump assured Fox News, “We are exposing everything.”  He called the Russian collusion scenario an “attempted takedown of the President of the United States," and said, “Americans will “be able to see how and why this whole hoax started…You’re gonna learn a lot.  I hope it’s going to be nice, but perhaps it won’t be.” 

 

I can hardly wait.  In the meantime, Democrats may finally be learning not to claim there’s evidence against Trump in every government document we’re not allowed to see.  Trump just might let us see them and discover there was hanky-panky afoot, but not on his end.

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  • Betty Franklin

    06/03/2019 08:43 AM

    "Release the ENTIRE report! Anything else is unacceptable!" - Dems ever since the report was released.

    "It's un-American to release ALL of the documents!" - Dems ever since the President announced he's declassifying the documents.

    What irony.

  • Kathy Repass

    05/28/2019 10:19 PM

    You are so right...ive never heard such insanity..these people..dems/liberals are nuts.

  • Garry Wormwood

    05/28/2019 08:47 AM

    Keep up the good work. I am praying that you stay strong and continue bring back the values of life.
    I have not made good decisions with my finances, so living from SSI check and PSTD check to check, but it's my fault. So praying is about all I can do, and I know the Lord of Lords that is in charge, as you do and if these blow hard don't repent, be jailed, is going to be paradise compared to outer darkness.

  • Mildred E. Swanson

    05/28/2019 04:42 AM

    Thank you for putting in words what so many of us feel. We want the truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God

  • Armin Miewes

    05/27/2019 11:42 AM

    So filled with ignorant false statements it’s hard to know where to begin.

    First of all, Mueller never pursued “collusion”, as that is not a crime. He pursued “conspiracy” and determined that he wasn’t confident enough to have enough evidence to persuade a jury. That does NOT refer to actual “collusion”, of which there was substantial evidence and it was all detailed.

    This self-righteous writer makes the first of the standard lies that Trump wasn’t colluding with Russians. He was, many times. He also lied 172 (I think that’s right number) times to the American people about “no contact ever with any russians”. There was substantial contact

    We need to know if that contact and involvement with the Russians has compromised the president. I believe it’s fairly obvious — why would he lie about it so much?

    But the notion of a “hoax” shows the writer to be A)ignorant of the facts, and B) parroting a Trump-branded talking point he wants idiots like this to repeat.

    Second, every bit of this has already been investigated, and by multiple Republicans, who were unable to find anything either illegal or even mishandled. It was “by the book”. The “dossier” had nothing to do with it.

    What we should all be disturbed by is the president inventing a new way to harm his enemies by abusing his power as president and doing a complete Nixon partnering with the AG and DOJ to create a scenario out of whole cloth.
    This was what Hoover did, Nixon, and Roy Cohen, who rep’d Trump and who he has been pining for. Roy Cohen was a monster who rep’d Joe McCarthy, was disbarred as an attorney, was an extremely viscious attack dog against homosexuality — which, of course, he was. When finally outed, he had AIDS from man sex and died of it.

    This is the guy the president of the United States has been pleading for.

    Third, this notion of “takedown” is not only utterly false and invented by Trump, but it makes no sense. If it was, why did everything accrue to Trump’s interest and election? Such as Comey/Hillary announcement that most consider the nail in Hillary’s coffin. Yet Trump’s investigation of working with Russians was KEPT from the American public! Advantage: Trump.

    If anything, the Democrats should be arguing what he’s attempting to. He also pleaded for Russian involvement, and as noted, was actively pushing a huge building deal at the time, which gives him a motive — which is why it is critical we get to the bottom of Trump’s bizarre refusal to hold Putin accountable or even aknowledge it.

    Lastly, the FBI had an authorized duty to investigate all of this. If they had NOT investigated, they would have been derelict in their duties. If they had not, we would be a grave oversight like 9/11, and we would want to know how they explain NOT investigating.

    When you add all this up, you conclude that A) Trump is manufacturing a lie, and employing the resources of American law enforement and American tax dollars for personal revenge of having the audacity to suspect him of what he has been proven to have done: actively seeking and welcoming Russian theft of American property and its illegal dissemination to promote his electoral success. B) the AG is hopelessly corrupt, taking his job as chief law enforcement for the nation and instead colluding with a criminal president to cover up his crimes.
    John Mitchell strikes again.

    Lastly, the FISA material has all been revealed to Devin Nunes and the rabid Republicans in the first two years of Trump. Every conceivable issue was pursued with zeal and each and every one was shot down and proven false.

    Court authorized surveillance on a potentially serious national security matter is what is legal and demanded by the citizens of the nation. For this bozo to adopt the up-is-down propaganda of a “hoax” and “spying”, is proof positive that he is not merely ignorant of the facts that have already been established, but an unwitting co-conspirator of a criminal president attempting to “get even” with those who had the temerity to keep America safe.

    So why did you send this? To show there’s a lot of people who are so ignorant and misguided by Trump’s con?

    I am well aware of it. This latest episode is profoundly un-American, and a carbon copy of what another president did in 1972-1974. Enemies list. DOJ corruption, collusion. Attacks on media and FBI.

    Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Please don’t participate in this.

  • Linda Orf

    05/27/2019 05:56 AM

    Nancy Pelosi loves to say, “Sunshine is the best disinfectant”. And now that our president is allowing the sun to shine on these “private” documents, they would rather have the electorate stand in the dark. But darkness cannot stand in the light. Let the light shine!

  • Maritta Mullet

    05/26/2019 11:49 PM

    Several e-mails a day come to me (please do NOT release my e-mail) soliciting money for candidates running for office. The recurring them is that "we are being out-raised in funds." Is the election only about how much money can be raised. It appears that way. If that is the case, how can we ever get good, honest, decent people elected to office? Is that not buying elections? Who is the person/division who actually can file charges and prosecute all of the people who have committed treason against our President and our Country? It needs to be done quickly, get convictions and start the hangings and stop just trying to outraise money. Our Country needs to be taken back quickly before it is too late. Can Soros be turned over to those countries have warrants out for him and take his bank accounts. That would finish it all--most of the liberal money seems to be coming from there.

  • William Schlumpf

    05/26/2019 10:21 PM

    Excellent commentary as always. But I wouldn't try to make sense out of Schiff's statements. He knows the truth and knows exactly what he's doing as do those at CNN and MSNBC. They know that there is a certain segment of the population which will believe the messenger despite evidence to the contrary. This is commonly done in despotic nations while dissenters are eliminated until the public believes its masters. This has been going on a long time well before you and I were born. Keep up the excellent work! It is truly appreciated.

  • HAROLDGEORGE ibelljr

    05/26/2019 10:21 PM

    well mike I think we all are going to find out shortly just how deep this rabbit hole goes = I have a strong feeling not just Hillary was also involved in this scandal but even that Obama and many others also .

  • Harvey Dale

    05/26/2019 08:12 PM

    Release documents? Good!

  • Joe Wilkerson

    05/26/2019 07:33 PM

    In my humble opinion, he should let it all hang out with the only exception being it will cause someone to be killed/spy. It has been long enough to hold this information back especially when it will expose the left for trying to unseat a seated president. The sooner this is done, the better it will be. I hold no sympathy for the leftist. I am also tired of the left, Nadler and Schiff, saying they want the full unredacted report. I think Barr is the right man to handle all of this along with whoever he wants to help and I bet it won't cost $3o million to do it. I also think it's wrong for them to be looking into his tax returns from 20 years back. Lets see yours first and as I said in a previous post, "do not do anything without cameras".

  • Randall Rhoades

    05/26/2019 07:10 PM

    More "Guilt Projection" coming from the Democrats....Who WE are will be what we CLAIM you are...
    In these last days, Good is Evil and Evil is Good.....Right is Wrong, Wrong is Right...SO OBVIOUS, Folks !

  • Ruby Howell

    05/26/2019 06:35 PM

    The Democrats are grabbing at any straw they can find to try to get ride of our President. I believe that the tables will be turned & the schemes of the Democrats will be revealed. You can't hide evil. It will be revealed. God will pull the covers back on corruption !

  • Dr.Bobbi Anne White

    05/26/2019 05:11 PM

    On this Memrial Day weekend, I thank God for you, your daughter, President Trump and his team for saving America from the darkness

  • Sandra McKinley

    05/26/2019 04:45 PM

    I love to read your commentary. You cut through the issues to their bottom line with such clarity. I am getting so discouraged wanting the truth to be revealed about the campaign against President Trump. The current Democratic leaders such as Schiff, are determined to defeat him with the media in total agreement. If the truth is ever revealed, I doubt it will be commented on in the media (or will be spun in a untruthful way) and I fear it will be too late for the 2020 campaign. Thank you for your insight - it is so comforting to know there are still patriots among us.

  • Dave Newbry

    05/26/2019 04:43 PM

    I have to agree with you, Governor. The democRATs most likely won't be able to lie their way out of what Barr and crew are going to make public. Those purely "American activities" such as rigging a primary for their chosen candidate, Trying to rig the presidential election, staging a coup against the winner of the election, crying foul when their "impartial investigation" showed no wrongdoing and trying to invent new charges in the attempt to still enact their coup and generally lying to cover their own serious misdeeds shows them to be the true patriots they are.

  • Joe Analco

    05/26/2019 04:36 PM

    Great Article Governor,
    I hope in my lifetimel that everyone involved in these lies, smoke and mirrors deception and unamerican actions will pay the price and head to jail. Unfortunately, we wait for true and equal justice for all but that escapes those who hold a position in a political office. Our standard of a Nation of Laws is truly on shaky ground. ???? SEMPER FI????

  • Greg Brown

    05/26/2019 04:29 PM

    I am now concerned about getting Trump's tax records, or, supporting documents to prove tax evasion, or, some moral character impeachable offense. Last I heard a person's tax returns are PRIVATE! If Dems get around that, then any taxpayer is open game. I have come to understand that facts or not important to Dems. If you believe them emotionally, you will vote for them. Thanks to Trump, I am still working full time in a manufacturing facility at age 71 1/2.

  • mike Wilson

    05/26/2019 03:54 PM

    To have a government run amok, THAT is un-American. Our Founding Fathers warned us against this. The last Presidential election cycle is THE perfect example of this; we almost lost control of our nation. In other words, the government almost completely subverted the will of the people. As difficult as that is to comprehend, that almost happened. In the final analysis, government, writ large, begets even MORE government; it's self-propagating. Reagan said, and I paraphrase, as "government" increases, Freedom- big F- decreases. What Reagan knew, is that the "government" will protect itself- by pretty much whatever means necessary. Is it any wonder that >90% of campaign contributions made by "government" employees go to Democrat candidates? I thank God every day that DJT is in office to fight the ongoing battle against totalitarianism.

  • Stephanie Deuel van Campen

    05/26/2019 03:12 PM

    I think it’s poetic justice. This congress is not doing their jobs, but worried about why Trump is president. Maybe this will get them to start working on the real issues coming down, the road; the wall, illegals, anti Semitic talking, socialism and finally doing some good before their terms are up and they are not re-elected . Very discouraged..

  • Phillip Stocks

    05/26/2019 02:48 PM

    If Rep. Adam Schiff has "evidence," let him show it.
    The only reason Rep. Adam Schiff does not want the truth to be known is that it will show how UNAMERICAN he has been and is being.
    Rep. Adam Schiff should be impeached.

  • Cindy Haase

    05/26/2019 02:32 PM

    I'm becoming increasingly concerned with Mitch McConnell and the Republicans. I have heard NOTHING from the Senate Majority Leader in support of the President. It seems that President Trump is front & center wading headlong into Democrat Insanity while Republicans remain silent. I will give Senator Lindsey Graham a shout out, "thank you sir but where are your colleagues?" We aren't going to win the next election unless alot of people get off their backsides. This next election is going to be crucial, CRITICAL to getting this country back on its feet. We cannot afford to lose this one!

  • Laurie Giesler

    05/26/2019 02:14 PM

    This is the BEST insight you’ve given to date! Can anyone spell illogical?

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/26/2019 01:35 PM

    I often wonder how bogus the " sources and methods " blanket excuse for redaction is. If there's a " source " who provided false information, that source SHOULD be exposed. If there's no consequences this time, what's to prevent the next occurrence ?

    As far as " methods " are concerned, trying to seduce small fish to get them to provide " secret " information has been a staple of dime novels, Bond movies, TV shows, etc. for decades. We don't need details on how the latest micro-electronic " bugs " are constructed. The fact that bugs were use, however, would be no surprise to anyone outside the unexplored Amazon jungle ;-}

  • David E Palmer

    05/26/2019 01:27 PM

    The democrats are un-American!!!! I say this about them every day! Have you noticed the Dems accuse the right of exactly what THEY are! The Dems are socialist which have a globalist agenda. America and any other sovereign nation stand in the way of this! The socialist democrats hate everything American. They hate America, the Constitution and all America loving people. They have been trying to weaken America in every way measurable for years. They have tried to divide us, weaken us militarily, economical, and globally. The border fight is a direct attack on our sovereignty. They use the media like the 4th branch of the government, because all they control is 1/2 of 1/3 of the 3 real branches of government! I have heard that people want act until they reach the precipice. Our country is under attack by a un-American group that calls the American people and their President un-American. They are socialist! They mean to destroy America. They lie, accuse, slander, connive, manipulate and investigate to get their way. America is at the precipice. Time to stand up and support America loving leaders and hold others to their oaths they swear to honor and uphold. Both leaders and citizens. This oath is the safeguard to protect us from a enemy that wants to destroy America using the Constitution. Using our form of governing against us. I believe in the resolve of the American people! The freedom we enjoy can’t be found anywhere in the world. Many suffered and died for it! Time for citizens and leaders who love America to stand strong! Thanks for the opportunity to comment!