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McConnell freezes again

September 1, 2023

Wednesday, during a press conference in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, again froze and stared silently for 30 seconds. He then seemed to have trouble understanding questions for another minute or so before shaking it off and finishing. Afterward, staffers attributed it to briefly feeling “lightheaded,” the same explanation they gave when it happened last month.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

I’m sure we all wish Sen. McConnell the best and will pray for his good health, but these incidents, along with Sen. Diane Feinstein, 90, signing over her power of attorney and President Biden’s increasing incoherence, have fueled growing talk about the advanced age of our top leaders, and whether it's time for them to retire and pass power on to a younger generation, like people in their 60s and 70s.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

This is a touchy subject for several reasons. First, of course, once people have that kind of power and prestige, it’s hard to give it up. Also, McConnell might be concerned about the future of the GOP with its slim Senate minority, an important election coming, and his state having a Democratic Governor to appoint his replacement. Then there are those office holders who simply aren’t able to see how badly they’re doing and seriously believe they can hang on for another, say, four years.

To be clear, this isn’t entirely about age. Piers Morgan noted that he recently talked to Mick Jagger, who is only a few months younger than Biden, but still runs around a stage for over two hours and never forgets a song lyric. He also mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II was sharp as a tack up until her death at 96. There are many such examples, but everyone ages differently, and some have accompanying health issues, like the fall Sen. McConnell took recently that put him in the hospital. Many wonder if these spells might be a lingering effect of that.

While I’ve long been a fan of term limits, I don’t think that should prevent someone who’s older from holding office (in fact, if you’re a 90-year-old Republican in good mental and physical health who would like to enter politics, and you can beat AOC, please run for Congress.) That’s more a matter of preventing career politicians. I don’t think older people shouldn’t hold office, but I don’t think they should stay in office until they’re incapable of holding office and then keep on holding office anyway, just to keep power in the Party. If nothing else, their families should love them too much to let that happen.

I also don’t like seeing how the left is trying to use this issue to push for mandatory retirement ages for Supreme Court Justices, which, like their endless, baseless ethics assaults on Clarence Thomas, is just a transparent attempt to force conservative Justices off the Court to be replaced with younger leftist activists. Thomas is 75, Samuel Alito is 73, and Ketanji Brown Jackson is only 52, but I know which ones I’d trust to have the best understanding of the law and the Constitution.

Speaking of the attacks on Justice Thomas, over 100 former law clerks of his have written an open letter refuting the recent “malicious” attacks on his character and integrity. They call him “a man of greatest intellect, of greatest faith, and of greatest patriotism," and say, "The picture (his critics) paint of the Court and the man for whom we worked bears no resemblance to reality."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/over-100-former-clerks-of-clarence-thomas-defend-integrity-and-character-in-open-letter/ar-AA1fX7kb

To be fair, nothing that liberals say these days bears any resemblance to reality.

Either everyone’s been reading this newsletter, or they’ve actually tried taking a road trip in an electric vehicle, because it appears that, just like previous campaigns, the Biden Administration offensive to force all Americans into electric cars is failing.

Despite heavy pressure and government subsidies, carmakers like Ford that went all in on EVs are seeing consumer interest falling rather than rising, and are pulling back on EV production. Ford will instead concentrate on its more popular gas-electric hybrids. They have drawbacks, too (they’re complicated and expensive to repair), but at least they give you better mileage without all the mining pollution or battery fires, they don’t take hours to charge, and they always move when you press the accelerator.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/focus-gas-electric-hybrid-vehicles-get-a-boost-in-the-us-from-ford-others/ar-AA1fInA5

For a more entertaining version of this same story, here’s a video from our favorite YouTube auto mechanic, Scotty Kilmer:

https://youtu.be/KpdCvw7tqOI?si=GOxYrzGIa6CLnFHZ

Governments have tried before to force Americans to buy electric cars, but the technology is just not adequate for most people’s needs and consumers have always said, “NO!” As Scotty says, if you want to impress your friends with something green to drive to the grocery store and back, “it’s your money,” but they’re not real cars, they’re “toys for rich people.” Most Americans don’t have cushy government jobs and need reliable transportation that can travel long distances, carry heavy loads and not waste hours to refuel.

The sheen is coming off the EV boom as Americans figure out that they were bamboozled. The virtues of EVs were so oversold that people forgot they were never very good. They can’t go far without pooping out, they cost you a lot more money than you expected, and you never know when they might blow up on you. It’s no wonder Joe Biden wants to force them on us. They’re the JOE BIDEN OF CARS!

GIGO

September 1, 2023

Ever wonder why so many “news” stories about subjects like the courts or “climate change” read more like pamphlets from leftwing activist groups and leave the impression that there is no other legitimate viewpoint on the subject? There’s an old computer term that explains it: “GIGO” or “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”

Most reporters are not experts on science, the law, or much of anything specific. So they repeat what they’re fed, and leftist groups have learned to exploit that by "feeding" them. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Associated Press, the nation’s top wire service that supplies much of the “news” seen in media outlets across America, is now bankrolled in part by millions of dollars from leftwing foundations, including one started by Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the anti-American “1619 Project.”

https://freebeacon.com/media/associated-press-coverage-of-courts-climate-bankrolled-by-dozens-of-left-wing-foundations/

There’s a lot more at the link. This is why one group that tracks media bias has moved the AP from “Center” to “Leans left” (I’d say, “Falling over left.”) It might also explain why the AP has started issuing so many “style guide” bulletins about what words reporters are no longer allowed to use and the hilarious PC euphemisms they’re supposed to substitute for them. Needless to say, this newsletter does not subscribe to the AP style guide. Around here, “A.P.” stands for “Always Propaganda.”

By the way, since many of the big funders of the AP are “climate change” activist groups who believe any objections to their views should be silenced as “disinformation” and the writers prosecuted, you will probably never see in AP stories that there are many scientists who do not buy into the climate apocalypse narrative. Here are a few reports about them for a change:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/two-princeton-mit-scientists-say-epa-climate-regulations-based-on-a-hoax-5460699

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/self-involved-nasa-climate-scientist-complains-about-climate-grief/

https://discernreport.com/real-science-vs-fake-science-learn-the-truth-about-the-so-called-climate-emergency/

https://scitechdaily.com/new-research-reveals-surprising-sources-of-methane-emissions/

I especially like that last one on the study finding that half of all emissions of the greenhouse gas methane actually come from freshwater ecosystems, like flowing rivers and streams. The amounts are apparently affected by the condition of the waterways. That’s good news because it means more careful conservation of rivers could reduce methane emissions. Then these activists could stop blaming it all on the poor cows, who are probably emitting less manure than they are.

Anyone who doubts the political motivations behind Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis’ lawfare against President Trump should set those doubts aside, thanks to an investigation started by Peter Bernegger at Election Watch, out of Wisconsin, and Chris Gleason in Florida.

Many months ago, we reported on an investigation centered around a Democrat get-out-the-vote organization called ActBlue, the largest fundraising Political Action Committee (PAC) in America.   “The investigation,” writes Chris Gleason, “which spans across multiple states and multiple jurisdictions, has revealed a complex network of illicit operations aimed at undermining the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic and the rule of law.”  They say they’ve uncovered what may be the “largest illegal political campaign money laundering scheme in the history of America.”  Now, there’s your RICO.

This investigative team has documented what appears to be hundreds of millions of dollars being illegally laundered via ActBlue and other left-wing PACs, simply by way of publicly available records on the fec.gov website (Federal Election Commission) and other state government campaign finance reporting websites.

ActBlue also has two nonprofits, a 501(c) 3 called ActBlue Charities and a 501(c) 4 called ActBlue Civics, and they reportedly can pass money through these without disclosing who benefits and by how much.  It’s a textbook “dark money” setup.  Money passes through ActBlue PAC to the recipient and ActBlue collects a fee as payment.  The identity of the ultimate recipient remains obscured.

What tipped off these investigators to something suspicious was that over half the donations came from “not employed” or “retired” people --- people who generally can’t afford to give a lot of money.  The investigation by Take Back Action Fund found that nearly half of all donations to ActBlue were made by people who were of modest means and unemployed.  That was $346 million supposedly from the pockets of unemployed people.  The “donations” were in small amounts, but they had been made over and over, many times, in a pattern no real donor would follow.  When the investigators started knocking on doors and getting in touch personally with some of these people, most weren’t even aware that they had given to ActBlue.  Hint:  it’s because they HADN’T.  Someone else had used their identity.

It so happens that ActBlue doesn’t verify up to 55 percent of their credit card transactions.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/exposed-rico-election-crimes-in-washington-state/

The investigation turned up a large number of unemployed “campaign finance mules” in Washington State, of all places, who “gave” lots of money to a U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, Raphael Warnock.  Perhaps it’s because of all that money that he’s in the Senate now.  Remarkably, out of the top Warnock “volume” donors, only one was actually from Georgia.

The story at the link tells about Election Watch teaming up with James O’Keefe of O’Keefe Media Group to go door-to-door, documentary-style, interviewing these donors who turn out to be victims of a money laundering operation.  O’Keefe has helped enlist thousands of concerned citizen data analysts, journalists and other investigators from around the country.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/shocking-huge-exclusive-georgias-raphael-warnock-received-24-million-money-mules-unemployed-gave-small-amounts-358000-donations/

Here’s an example of the video they’ve compiled since we did our first report.  When people are asked about the donations they’re listed as having made, they have no idea what the interviewer is talking about.  Records show one of them had given a total of $60,000; she is mystified when she hears about this.

https://twitter.com/OKeefeMedia/status/1644151652230783076

The team found massive-scale money laundering of this type going on not just in Washington State, but in EVERY state, breaking both federal and state campaign laws.

So, where does Fani Willis fit in?  As Gleason reports, “Sources close to the matter suggest that Willis was a massive beneficiary in the Federal and Georgia RICO enterprises.  It appears that she is currently playing a key role in orchestrating a systematic scheme to manipulate election outcomes, casting doubt on the integrity of the entire election process.”

The GEORGIA RECORD posted Gleason’s report on the link between Willis and “a sprawling web of election fraud and money laundering activities.”  Her campaign donation information was obtained directly from the State of Georgia campaign finance database.  It showed 222 donors listed by name only, with no donor information at all.  Of those with donor information, many were from out of state, and these contributors fit the profile of the elderly, unemployed ActBlue “donors.”  These generally were people who had little discretionary income and didn’t even contribute to campaigns in their own areas.

One of the out-of-state contributors to Fani Willis’ campaign was listed as having made over 9,178 individual contributions since 2018.

When investigators started doing some in-person checking, they spoke to people who had never donated to Willis.  The did speak to someone who had given one time only, but her name was also used, with different addresses, for donations from Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and New York.  This person was also listed as registered to vote --- and having voted --- in multiple states.

“Fani Willis,” Gleason says, “once seen as a rising star in the Georgia political arena, is now grappling with a full-blown scandal that threatens to irreparably tarnish her reputation and upend her career.  The implications of these revelations are far-reaching, serving as a stark reminder of the fragility of trust in public officials and the lengths some might go for power and wealth.”

But here is the problem that helps explain why so many leftist, Soros-approved candidates for district attorney, judge, etc., are winning local elections:  “What is being seen at an alarming rate is that the nationwide money laundering RICO enterprise is making more and more contributions to PACs and these PACS are financing local candidates...Many of these PACs have strong ties to the numerous Soros-connected organizations that are active participants in the nationwide election fraud, money laundering, terrorist network financing the massive ongoing RICO enterprise.”

(NOTE:  This is also why it’s so important to vote in local elections, especially off-year!  City council, county sheriff, county judge, DA, school board --- this is where the battle primarily is fought.  I digress.)

It should come as no surprise that these organizations share significant connections to big Democrat law firm Perkins Coie, of Hillary Clinton and fake-“dossier” fame.  Perkins Coie would have to be one of the largest beneficiaries of all that laundered money.  As Gleason explains, “The firm received vast sums of illicit money via legal fees paid by the PACs and committees who helped launder the campaign finance contributions made in the name of over a million individuals whose identities have been stolen and used to structure financial transactions and circumvent federal campaign finance limits.”

Gleason also raises questions about the financial institutions utilized by ActBlue and other PACS and nonprofits, citing JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank.  Would their fraud detection units not have found a suspicious pattern?  Were reports filed?  Who failed to act?

It also seems that the Federal Election Commission has been looking the other way.  Gleason’s communications to them about the interstate “money mules” have been ignored.  In this piece, he asks anyone who knows about such criminal activities taking place in their state to notify their member of Congress and also state officials.  We’d think the House Judiciary Committee would be a good idea, too.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/exclusive-fec-commissioner-trainor-sent-three-emails-regarding-millions-dem-election-crimes-still-no-response/

For when you have time, the GEORGIA RECORD goes into detail about this story and also RICO and election law.  How fitting that after abusing RICO law to try to bring down political enemies, she might be revealed as the beneficiary of an actual RICO scheme.

https://www.georgiarecord.com/election-integrity/2023/08/31/explosive-revelation-fani-willis-linked-to-massive-election-fraud-and-money-laundering-rico-enterprise/

 

RELATED READING:  Jonathan Turley looks at DA Willis’ attempt to try 19 people together (Trump + 18) to “give them a more sinister, conspiratorial patina.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/30/fani-willis-fights-for-a-mass-trial-as-the-georgia-defendants-scatter/#more-209149

Huckabee Post: Not fair

September 1, 2023

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team! 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James, 3:17-18

 


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Not fair

If you still harbor hopes that a prominent Republican can get a fair trial these days, check out what just happened to Rudy Giuliani. A federal judge ruled him legally liable in default for defaming two election workers and ordered him to pay $133,000 in sanctions for failing to comply with discovery by not turning over documents to the defendants. Guiliani claims it’s been difficult to get those documents because they’re on devices seized by the FBI in a raid that resulted in no charges, and they still haven’t returned them.

https://www.breitbart.com/news/judge-finds-rudy-giuliani-liable-in-defamation-of-ga-election-workers/

The judge also showed her nonpartisanship by blasting Giuliani for “donning the cloak of victimhood” and calling her order to produce documents he has no access to “punishment by process.” I don’t know what else you’d call it. “Justice” certainly isn’t the right term.


RFK Jr request is rejected by a Federal judge

Wednesday, a federal judge rejected Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s request for a temporary restraining order to make YouTube parent company Google stop censoring videos of his criticism of the government’s COVID actions for violating their “medical misinformation” policies. The judge ruled that RJK Jr’s lawsuit against Google over this is unlikely to succeed because Google is a private company and not a “state actor” that has to abide by the First Amendment.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/benbartee/2023/08/30/rfk-jr-vs-youtube-update-judge-rejects-restraining-order-request-claims-parent-company-google-is-not-state-actor-n1723300

As Ben Bartee at PJ Media points out, this is a convenient dodge we’ve seen before: Google can conspire with the government when it wants to illegally censor Americans and sign lucrative government contracts that give it a ridiculous amount of power and control over web speech, but when someone tries to hold them to account, it’s “Oh, but we’re not the government! We’re a private company!”

The fact is that tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter (X), etc., have become the nation’s “town square,” where speech is supposed to flow freely. If they continue to take a side (the left side) and try to regulate speech while claiming not to be regulators, the government or wiser courts will have to define or redefine their roles. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen unless Republicans can regain Congress and the White House.  Today’s Democrats aren’t going to change the system on principle as long as it’s benefiting them politically. They’ve become openly hostile to free speech and will defend your right to speak only as long as they agree with what you're saying.

By the way, around here, we will defend free speech to the death, including that of people we disagree with. On that subject, here’s my recent TV interview with RFK Jr. on “Huckabee.”

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=DDE839F2-4553-46D3-9AE1-3C091D73C004


Finally, some sanity from the courts:

A federal judge ruled that a new law passed by Democrats in New Jersey banning the detention of illegal aliens is unconstitutional because it blocks the federal government from carrying out its duty to enforce immigration laws.

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2023/08/30/new-jersey-law-banning-detention-of-illegal-aliens-ruled-unconstitutional/

Now, if we can just get the federal government to carry out its duty to enforce immigration laws!


And another positive legal result:

The Spreckels Union School District in Monterey County, California (the “transgender sanctuary state”) agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a mother for trying to secretly “trans” her daughter. She found out the teachers were telling her 11-year-old daughter that her negative emotions might be because she didn’t know who she “truly was inside.” Without telling her mom, they pressed her to “socially transition” and start using male pronouns and the boys’ bathroom.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/30/california-school-district-settles-with-mother-after-school-secretly-transitioned-daughter/

After the lawsuit forced the school to back off, her daughter decided to “re-identify” as a girl. It’s a miracle!


Meet Penny

During the GOP debate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his pro-life views by talking about a woman he knows named Penny who survived multiple attempts to abort her, and was saved by her grandmother. Leftist commentators sneered at the story, calling it “ludicrous,” “impossible” and “obviously untrue.”

Well, someone begs to differ: the Governor’s friend Penny. She’s speaking out on behalf of all the other “miraculous” abortion survivors. You can read her full inspiring story and her message to those pro-abortion skeptics here. It begins with, “I did exist.” No thanks to them.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/abortion-survivor-desantis-mentioned-gop-debate-speaks-did-exist


Four-alarm disasters

I’ve long said that the best argument against liberal policies is to put them into effect for a while and let people see and feel the horrific results. They always sound great in faculty lounges and MSNBC talk shows, but in reality, they’re four-alarm disasters. Here are a couple of examples of liberals who’ve had the blinders ripped off their eyes via experience:

Meet the Democratic San Mateo, County, California Supervisor who admits, “I made a mistake” in backing “progressive crime reform” measures that resulted in criminals taking over, assaulting people and robbing stores bare. He now says, "Enough is enough! All this retail theft. All this sort of crime. Enough is enough. We really need to look at state laws. What we have in place right now is not working. We can't go on like this." I won’t say, “I told you so,” but everyone with a brain has been thinking it for about three years now.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/30/california-democrat-admits-radical-crime-bill-is-not-working-n2627767

Now, meet the former “diversity trainer” who realized that corporate DEI training sessions are a “worthless” scam that’s harming minorities. But they’re very lucrative for DEI consultants who don’t really want to reduce racism because they make their money by finding racism in everything.


Perfect Example of a four-alarm disaster

Many Californians are fleeing to Texas to escape the filth, crime, police shortages and homelessness that’s run rampant thanks to "Progressive" rule. Unfortunately, a number of them have moved to Austin and kept voting the same way, turning Austin from a once goofily-liberal city into a deep blue island in the red sea of the Lone Star State. And what a surprise: Texans are getting fed up because filth, crime, police shortages and homelessness are now rampant there.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/revolving-door-lawlessness-texans-rip-left-wing-policies-fertile-ground-crime-austin

Moral: If your state is so bad you have to flee it, don’t vote to bring its problems with you to your new home.


Released on bail

After spending six days in jail, the only defendant in the Georgia RICO case against President Trump and his associates has finally been released on bail. As previously reported, the only one denied bond (and a public defender) is Harrison Floyd, who is also coincidentally a black man and the former director of the outreach group, Black Voices for Trump. Can’t have any of those!

https://abcnews.go.com/US/harrison-floyd-defendant-held-georgia-election-case-released/story?id=102834164

As you might imagine, Mr. Floyd had some things to say to DA Fani Willis about being singled out for incarceration. You can watch the video here in which he thanks her for the “Negro wake-up call.”

https://rumble.com/v3dhn5k-political-prisoner-harrison-floyd-speaks-post-release-thanks-fani-willis-fo.html


Proud Boys leader is sentenced

Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs was sentenced to 17 years in prison Thursday for his part in the January 6th riot. He’s already spent two years in prison awaiting trial. This is one of the longest J6 sentences of the hundreds handed out so far. I would compare it to the federal sentences of the Antifa rioters who attacked the Trump White House and burned St. John’s Church, but I can't seem to find any.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/proud-boy-joseph-biggs-hit-with-17-year-prison-sentence-over-jan-6-conviction/ar-AA1g3y67

Biggs, an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, tearfully testified, "I know that I messed up that day, but I’m not a terrorist...I didn’t hurt anybody.” But the government added terrorism enhancements to the charge because Biggs facilitated the crowd’s surge by helping tear down a fence, you know, like terrorists do.

Believe it or not, prosecutors are upset at the 17-year sentence. They had requested a sentence of 33 years. They also wanted 25 years for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who ended up getting 18 years.


Peak Farce

There’s an old saying that history comes to us first as tragedy, then as farce. I think the “tearing down of Confederate monuments” era reached its farce phase when woke officials at Washington and Lee University actually spent time and money removing a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller. I guess it was a very racist horse.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2023/08/31/why-the-long-face-woke-university-cancels-robert-e-lees-horse-n2163261

Now, the only reminders of horses on campus are the school’s administrators, who are living reminders of the back halves of horses.


Hardly news

It's hardly news when Keith Olbermann makes some condescending, belligerent comment on a subject he knows nothing about – that’s kind of his brand – but it’s worth reading this story just to see how deftly champion swimmer and defender of women’s sports Riley Gaines put him right back down in his place.

https://www.westernjournal.com/keith-olbermann-picks-wrong-fight-riley-gaines-pays-price/


As Paul Harvey used to say, “It is not one world…”

Meet the champion Iranian weightlifter who set a new world record in Poland, and then was banned for life from his sport by Iran’s weightlifting association for committing the unforgivable crime of shaking hands and posing for a photo with the third-place finisher, who was from Israel.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/09/01/iranian-weighlifter-banned-for-life-for-shaking-hands-with-israeli-competitor-n2627848


Georgia DA Fani Willis caught up in election scandal of her own

Anyone who doubts the political motivations behind Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis’ lawfare against President Trump should set those doubts aside, thanks to an investigation started by Peter Bernegger at Election Watch, out of Wisconsin, and Chris Gleason in Florida.

Many months ago, we reported on an investigation centered around a Democrat get-out-the-vote organization called ActBlue, the largest fundraising Political Action Committee (PAC) in America.   “The investigation,” writes Chris Gleason, “which spans across multiple states and multiple jurisdictions, has revealed a complex network of illicit operations aimed at undermining the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic and the rule of law.”  They say they’ve uncovered what may be the “largest illegal political campaign money laundering scheme in the history of America.”  Now, there’s your RICO.

This investigative team has documented what appears to be hundreds of millions of dollars being illegally laundered via ActBlue and other left-wing PACs, simply by way of publicly available records on the fec.gov website (Federal Election Commission) and other state government campaign finance reporting websites.

ActBlue also has two nonprofits, a 501(c) 3 called ActBlue Charities and a 501(c) 4 called ActBlue Civics, and they reportedly can pass money through these without disclosing who benefits and by how much.  It’s a textbook “dark money” setup.  Money passes through ActBlue PAC to the recipient and ActBlue collects a fee as payment.  The identity of the ultimate recipient remains obscured.

What tipped off these investigators to something suspicious was that over half the donations came from “not employed” or “retired” people --- people who generally can’t afford to give a lot of money.  The investigation by Take Back Action Fund found that nearly half of all donations to ActBlue were made by people who were of modest means and unemployed.  That was $346 million supposedly from the pockets of unemployed people.  The “donations” were in small amounts, but they had been made over and over, many times, in a pattern no real donor would follow.  When the investigators started knocking on doors and getting in touch personally with some of these people, most weren’t even aware that they had given to ActBlue.  Hint:  it’s because they HADN’T.  Someone else had used their identity.

It so happens that ActBlue doesn’t verify up to 55 percent of their credit card transactions.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/exposed-rico-election-crimes-in-washington-state/

The investigation turned up a large number of unemployed “campaign finance mules” in Washington State, of all places, who “gave” lots of money to a U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, Raphael Warnock.  Perhaps it’s because of all that money that he’s in the Senate now.  Remarkably, out of the top Warnock “volume” donors, only one was actually from Georgia.

The story at the link tells about Election Watch teaming up with James O’Keefe of O’Keefe Media Group to go door-to-door, documentary-style, interviewing these donors who turn out to be victims of a money laundering operation.  O’Keefe has helped enlist thousands of concerned citizen data analysts, journalists and other investigators from around the country.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/shocking-huge-exclusive-georgias-raphael-warnock-received-24-million-money-mules-unemployed-gave-small-amounts-358000-donations/

Here’s an example of the video they’ve compiled since we did our first report.  When people are asked about the donations they’re listed as having made, they have no idea what the interviewer is talking about.  Records show one of them had given a total of $60,000; she is mystified when she hears about this.

https://twitter.com/OKeefeMedia/status/1644151652230783076

The team found massive-scale money laundering of this type going on not just in Washington State, but in EVERY state, breaking both federal and state campaign laws.

So, where does Fani Willis fit in?  As Gleason reports, “Sources close to the matter suggest that Willis was a massive beneficiary in the Federal and Georgia RICO enterprises.  It appears that she is currently playing a key role in orchestrating a systematic scheme to manipulate election outcomes, casting doubt on the integrity of the entire election process.”

The GEORGIA RECORD posted Gleason’s report on the link between Willis and “a sprawling web of election fraud and money laundering activities.”  Her campaign donation information was obtained directly from the State of Georgia campaign finance database.  It showed 222 donors listed by name only, with no donor information at all.  Of those with donor information, many were from out of state, and these contributors fit the profile of the elderly, unemployed ActBlue “donors.”  These generally were people who had little discretionary income and didn’t even contribute to campaigns in their own areas.

One of the out-of-state contributors to Fani Willis’ campaign was listed as having made over 9,178 individual contributions since 2018.

When investigators started doing some in-person checking, they spoke to people who had never donated to Willis.  The did speak to someone who had given one time only, but her name was also used, with different addresses, for donations from Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and New York.  This person was also listed as registered to vote --- and having voted --- in multiple states.

“Fani Willis,” Gleason says, “once seen as a rising star in the Georgia political arena, is now grappling with a full-blown scandal that threatens to irreparably tarnish her reputation and upend her career.  The implications of these revelations are far-reaching, serving as a stark reminder of the fragility of trust in public officials and the lengths some might go for power and wealth.”

But here is the problem that helps explain why so many leftist, Soros-approved candidates for district attorney, judge, etc., are winning local elections:  “What is being seen at an alarming rate is that the nationwide money laundering RICO enterprise is making more and more contributions to PACs and these PACS are financing local candidates...Many of these PACs have strong ties to the numerous Soros-connected organizations that are active participants in the nationwide election fraud, money laundering, terrorist network financing the massive ongoing RICO enterprise.”

(NOTE:  This is also why it’s so important to vote in local elections, especially off-year!  City council, county sheriff, county judge, DA, school board --- this is where the battle primarily is fought.  I digress.)

It should come as no surprise that these organizations share significant connections to big Democrat law firm Perkins Coie, of Hillary Clinton and fake-“dossier” fame.  Perkins Coie would have to be one of the largest beneficiaries of all that laundered money.  As Gleason explains, “The firm received vast sums of illicit money via legal fees paid by the PACs and committees who helped launder the campaign finance contributions made in the name of over a million individuals whose identities have been stolen and used to structure financial transactions and circumvent federal campaign finance limits.”

Gleason also raises questions about the financial institutions utilized by ActBlue and other PACS and nonprofits, citing JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank.  Would their fraud detection units not have found a suspicious pattern?  Were reports filed?  Who failed to act?

It also seems that the Federal Election Commission has been looking the other way.  Gleason’s communications to them about the interstate “money mules” have been ignored.  In this piece, he asks anyone who knows about such criminal activities taking place in their state to notify their member of Congress and also state officials.  We’d think the House Judiciary Committee would be a good idea, too.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/exclusive-fec-commissioner-trainor-sent-three-emails-regarding-millions-dem-election-crimes-still-no-response/

For when you have time, the GEORGIA RECORD goes into detail about this story and also RICO and election law.  How fitting that after abusing RICO law to try to bring down political enemies, she might be revealed as the beneficiary of an actual RICO scheme.

https://www.georgiarecord.com/election-integrity/2023/08/31/explosive-revelation-fani-willis-linked-to-massive-election-fraud-and-money-laundering-rico-enterprise/

RELATED READING:  Jonathan Turley looks at DA Willis’ attempt to try 19 people together (Trump + 18) to “give them a more sinister, conspiratorial patina.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/30/fani-willis-fights-for-a-mass-trial-as-the-georgia-defendants-scatter/#more-209149


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And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorry, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation, 21:4

 


New Mayor: Even worse than the last

Chicago’s new Mayor Brandon “Even Worse Than The Last Mayor; Can You Believe It?” Johnson is suing Kia and Hyundai for making cars that are too easy for Chicagoans to steal.

https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2023/08/30/mayor-of-chicago-sues-automakers-for-making-cars-too-easy-to-steal-n2163225

I suspect that there is something that’s making life really easy for car thieves in Chicago, but I don’t think I’d blame it on the automakers.


Hurricane Idalia makes landfall

Hurricane Idalia crossed Florida on Wednesday after making landfall as a category 3 hurricane. At this writing, it’s affecting North Carolina as a weakened but still dangerous tropical storm. At least one person was killed by a falling tree and several injured in Georgia. I hope you will keep praying for those in its path and those who are dealing with the aftermath of flooding and widespread power outages. Here’s a link to a page of continually updated news stories about it.

https://www.foxnews.com/search-results/search?q=Idalia

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s cautiously optimistic that the damage will not be as extensive as Hurricane Ian a few years ago. Idalia made landfall near remote Keaton Beach rather than a heavily populated area, and reports are that the storm surges receded faster than expected. DeSantis said some of the power lines were chopped up pretty badly and might take a while to repair, but the state was well-prepared for the storm. Fortunately, most people evacuated when told to, and they had lots of emergency workers and repair people standing ready to rush in and get things back up and running quickly.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/desantis-praises-hurricane-response-cautiously-optimistic-for-less-devastation-than-2022-s-ian/ar-AA1g2vIG

To his credit, when a reporter tried to get DeSantis to comment on Trump not saying anything about the hurricane, DeSantis quickly shot down the attempt to politicize the storm, saying, “That’s not my concern. My concern is protecting the people of Florida, being ready to go and we've done that.”

I also don’t want to politicize the storm, but I can’t help thinking that many Americans will be watching Florida’s swift, efficient response and noting that it coincidentally happened right after the disastrous Maui wildfires and the anniversary of the tragically-botched Afghanistan withdrawal. They may draw their own conclusions about the importance of having someone in charge of emergencies who is competent.

DeSantis also reminded anyone thinking of exploiting the storm damage by looting that Florida is a Second Amendment state, and if “you loot, we shoot.” I can already imagine California liberals rushing to social media to feign shock and outrage while secretly wishing they had a Governor like that so they wouldn’t wake up to stories like this every day:

https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2023/08/30/masked-thieves-pepper-spray-pasadena-jewel-store-owner-steal-500000-in-merchandise/

Finally, some of the storm repairs will directly affect DeSantis. A 100-year-old oak tree blew down and fell on the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee. His wife and children were inside, but thank God, nobody was injured. Until it’s repaired, I have a suggestion for temporary quarters for his family. It's a fine place to live, and it even got me my first major exposure on a national talk and variety show, and now, I host one!

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/feb/07/remember-when-arkansas-gov-huckabees-triple-wide/


Retirement

Fox News personality and wrestling champion Tyrus announced that he is retiring from pro wrestling after 20 years. He said it’s the kind of vocation that you have to put 300 days a year into. He let his kids vote. It was unanimous, and he told them his recent match was “the last weekend Daddy’s gone.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/regular-guest-greg-gutfelds-late-night-show-announces-retirement/

I have a feeling that life as a Fox News commentator and best-selling author will be a lot safer than wrestling, as long as he never accepts an invitation to go on “The View.”


GIGO

Ever wonder why so many “news” stories about subjects like the courts or “climate change” read more like pamphlets from leftwing activist groups and leave the impression that there is no other legitimate viewpoint on the subject? There’s an old computer term that explains it: “GIGO” or “Garbage In, Garbage Out.”

Most reporters are not experts on science, the law, or much of anything specific. So they repeat what they’re fed, and leftist groups have learned to exploit that by "feeding" them. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Associated Press, the nation’s top wire service that supplies much of the “news” seen in media outlets across America, is now bankrolled in part by millions of dollars from leftwing foundations, including one started by Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the anti-American “1619 Project.”

https://freebeacon.com/media/associated-press-coverage-of-courts-climate-bankrolled-by-dozens-of-left-wing-foundations/

There’s a lot more at the link. This is why one group that tracks media bias has moved the AP from “Center” to “Leans left” (I’d say, “Falling over left.”) It might also explain why the AP has started issuing so many “style guide” bulletins about what words reporters are no longer allowed to use and the hilarious PC euphemisms they’re supposed to substitute for them. Needless to say, this newsletter does not subscribe to the AP style guide. Around here, “A.P.” stands for “Always Propaganda.”

By the way, since many of the big funders of the AP are “climate change” activist groups who believe any objections to their views should be silenced as “disinformation” and the writers prosecuted, you will probably never see in AP stories that there are many scientists who do not buy into the climate apocalypse narrative. Here are a few reports about them for a change:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/two-princeton-mit-scientists-say-epa-climate-regulations-based-on-a-hoax-5460699

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/self-involved-nasa-climate-scientist-complains-about-climate-grief/

https://discernreport.com/real-science-vs-fake-science-learn-the-truth-about-the-so-called-climate-emergency/

https://scitechdaily.com/new-research-reveals-surprising-sources-of-methane-emissions/

I especially like that last one on the study finding that half of all emissions of the greenhouse gas methane actually come from freshwater ecosystems, like flowing rivers and streams. The amounts are apparently affected by the condition of the waterways. That’s good news because it means more careful conservation of rivers could reduce methane emissions. Then these activists could stop blaming it all on the poor cows, who are probably emitting less manure than they are.


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No choice for Trump

I tried to warn the left that smashing all norms to go after Trump would come back to bite them, but their Trump Derangement Syndrome has wiped out any ability they might have ever had to think beyond the moment. They threw open Pandora’s Box, and what came out may be coming for them next, if Trump has anything to say about it.

In an interview with Glenn Beck of The Blaze, Beck reminded Trump that when he took office, he told his supporters who chanted “Lock her up” that he would not prosecute his opponent Hillary Clinton because we don’t do that in America. Beck asked if he regrets that now, and “if you’re President again, will you lock people up?”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/31/trump-says-hed-lock-up-political-opponents-n2627796

Click the link to read Trump’s full answer, but in short: he would have “no choice, because they’re doing it to us.”


Pro-life activists found guilty

The Biden DOJ and the DC court system set another new low Tuesday for political prosecutions as a jury found five pro-life activists guilty on all counts for violating the “FACE Act,” a federal law against obstructing entrance to abortion clinics. They were immediately incarcerated and could face up to 11 years in prison, $350,000 in fines and three years of supervised release.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-pro-life-rescuers-immediately-incarcerated-following-jurys-guilty-verdict-in-dc-face-act-trial/

Sarah Arnold at Townhall has more background information...

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/12/biden-doj-threats-to-pro-lifers-and-catholics-continue-n2626936

Their attorney from the Thomas More Society law firm called the judge’s order to jail them immediately “due to the alleged violence” of the crime “an outrage” since “the one thing the defendants had really agreed upon was to remain non-violent.” They say they didn’t obstruct or assault anyone entering the abortion clinic. That’s probably why no local authority prosecuted them for anything until the radical pro-abortion activists in the Biden DOJ decided to make an example of them.

To give you an idea of how “dangerous” they are, defendant William Goodman urged his supporters “to forgive the jury, the judge, and all those who witnessed against us, and to pray that they would see how God loves the gift of every human life.”

When the jury asked Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to define what the law meant by banning the “oppression” and “intimidation” of abortion seekers, she allowed them to broadly interpret the word “oppress” as any acts that “harm, frighten, punish, prevent, and obstruct.” So "frighten" could mean getting 11 years in the federal pen for saying “Boo” on a sidewalk, which is about as intimidating as what they allegedly did.

That was just one example of how the judge ran her courtroom in the tradition of Soviet show trials. She barred video of the event that reportedly shows the defendants were not violent from being shown to the jury. She also barred the attorneys from talking about their clients’ religious beliefs or motivations, effectively gagging their defense. She even admonished a nun in the gallery for praying in court.

And while I didn’t see the trial, I assume they weren’t allowed to point out that with the SCOTUS having overturned Roe v. Wade, there is no “federal right to an abortion,” which is what the FACE Act allegedly protects, so it should be scrapped as unconstitutional – which it should have been from day one anyway as a selective intrusion on First Amendment rights.

One hopeful note for the appeal is that an appellate court recently sided with pro-lifers in another case alleging selective enforcement of the law. That’s the biggest no-brainer of all. The Biden DOJ no longer even attempts to hide how it’s perverting the legal system to target political opponents. The only reply they even make is the occasional load of rancid mush from Merrick Garland about how dedicated he is to enforcing the laws equally. Which I assume means just as harshly and unjustly against any and all Biden political opponents.

I urge you to pray for their safety, their swift release, a quick reversal on appeal, and the restoration of civil liberties and respect for life in America. I would remind you again that this is the same DOJ that has ignored leftist protesters who responded to the overturn of Roe by holding threatening protests outside of Supreme Court Justices’ family homes in violation of both state and federal law, and that have firebombed pro-life pregnancy centers and threatened the lives of their staffers.

To this Administration, homes, churches, courts, police stations and businesses are fair game for leftist protesters to burn, loot and threaten. Meanwhile, the only sacred ground in America deserving of federal protection is abortion clinics.

A Chaser To That Last Story: To give you some hope that those who stand up for what’s right against leftist tyrants can eventually prevail, check out this story of the Colorado Springs boy named Jaiden who was sent home from school by his teacher for having a Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”) patch on his backpack.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/29/the-gadsden-flag-kid-just-secured-total-victory-n2163216

The school spewed the usual woke nonsense for why this was “harmful” and might make other students feel “unsafe,” like that the flag had “origins in slavery and the slave trade” (no, it was designed in 1775 by Continental Army Brigadier General Christopher Gadsden during the American Revolution), and associations with white supremacy, “patriot groups” and “intolerance.” The only way that’s true is that it’s a historic symbol of Colonial Americans refusing to tolerate tyrannical autocrats taking away their rights, be it a British king or ignorant leftist school officials. This honor student was told he couldn’t return to class until he removed the flag patch (but I’ll bet they would’ve welcomed him with open arms if it were a rainbow Pride flag.)

Fortunately, Jaiden is being raised right. He did not back down, and the meeting between the teacher and his mom was caught on video and went viral. The mother pressed the teacher to explain what was wrong with the flag (she obviously didn’t know its real history) and what rule it allegedly violated (there is none.) Thanks to a swift public backlash, there was an “emergency meeting” of the school board, where they affirmed their respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and said Jaiden is free to return to class with his Gadsden Flag patch if he wants. They should let him teach history.

And THAT is what the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag REALLY means! That’s why it’s such a great symbol for all Americans, and I hope people will think of it when they vote in 2024.


You Can Lead A Horse To An EV, But You Can’t Make Him Buy It

Either everyone’s been reading this newsletter, or they’ve actually tried taking a road trip in an electric vehicle, because it appears that, just like previous campaigns, the Biden Administration offensive to force all Americans into electric cars is failing.

Despite heavy pressure and government subsidies, carmakers like Ford that went all in on EVs are seeing consumer interest falling rather than rising, and are pulling back on EV production. Ford will instead concentrate on its more popular gas-electric hybrids. They have drawbacks, too (they’re complicated and expensive to repair), but at least they give you better mileage without all the mining pollution or battery fires, they don’t take hours to charge, and they always move when you press the accelerator.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/focus-gas-electric-hybrid-vehicles-get-a-boost-in-the-us-from-ford-others/ar-AA1fInA5

For a more entertaining version of this same story, here’s a video from our favorite YouTube auto mechanic, Scotty Kilmer:

https://youtu.be/KpdCvw7tqOI?si=GOxYrzGIa6CLnFHZ

Governments have tried before to force Americans to buy electric cars, but the technology is just not adequate for most people’s needs and consumers have always said, “NO!” As Scotty says, if you want to impress your friends with something green to drive to the grocery store and back, “it’s your money,” but they’re not real cars, they’re “toys for rich people.” Most Americans don’t have cushy government jobs and need reliable transportation that can travel long distances, carry heavy loads and not waste hours to refuel.

The sheen is coming off the EV boom as Americans figure out that they were bamboozled. The virtues of EVs were so oversold that people forgot they were never very good. They can’t go far without pooping out, they cost you a lot more money than you expected, and you never know when they might blow up on you. It’s no wonder Joe Biden wants to force them on us. They’re the JOE BIDEN OF CARS!


McConnell freezes again

Wednesday, during a press conference in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, again froze and stared silently for 30 seconds. He then seemed to have trouble understanding questions for another minute or so before shaking it off and finishing. Afterward, staffers attributed it to briefly feeling “lightheaded,” the same explanation they gave when it happened last month.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

I’m sure we all wish Sen. McConnell the best and will pray for his good health, but these incidents, along with Sen. Diane Feinstein, 90, signing over her power of attorney and President Biden’s increasing incoherence, have fueled growing talk about the advanced age of our top leaders, and whether it's time for them to retire and pass power on to a younger generation, like people in their 60s and 70s.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-freezes-again-during-kentucky-press-conference

This is a touchy subject for several reasons. First, of course, once people have that kind of power and prestige, it’s hard to give it up. Also, McConnell might be concerned about the future of the GOP with its slim Senate minority, an important election coming, and his state having a Democratic Governor to appoint his replacement. Then there are those office holders who simply aren’t able to see how badly they’re doing and seriously believe they can hang on for another, say, four years.

To be clear, this isn’t entirely about age. Piers Morgan noted that he recently talked to Mick Jagger, who is only a few months younger than Biden, but still runs around a stage for over two hours and never forgets a song lyric. He also mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II was sharp as a tack up until her death at 96. There are many such examples, but everyone ages differently, and some have accompanying health issues, like the fall Sen. McConnell took recently that put him in the hospital. Many wonder if these spells might be a lingering effect of that.

While I’ve long been a fan of term limits, I don’t think that should prevent someone who’s older from holding office (in fact, if you’re a 90-year-old Republican in good mental and physical health who would like to enter politics, and you can beat AOC, please run for Congress.) That’s more a matter of preventing career politicians. I don’t think older people shouldn’t hold office, but I don’t think they should stay in office until they’re incapable of holding office and then keep on holding office anyway, just to keep power in the Party. If nothing else, their families should love them too much to let that happen.

I also don’t like seeing how the left is trying to use this issue to push for mandatory retirement ages for Supreme Court Justices, which, like their endless, baseless ethics assaults on Clarence Thomas, is just a transparent attempt to force conservative Justices off the Court to be replaced with younger leftist activists. Thomas is 75, Samuel Alito is 73, and Ketanji Brown Jackson is only 52, but I know which ones I’d trust to have the best understanding of the law and the Constitution.

Speaking of the attacks on Justice Thomas, over 100 former law clerks of his have written an open letter refuting the recent “malicious” attacks on his character and integrity. They call him “a man of greatest intellect, of greatest faith, and of greatest patriotism," and say, "The picture (his critics) paint of the Court and the man for whom we worked bears no resemblance to reality."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/over-100-former-clerks-of-clarence-thomas-defend-integrity-and-character-in-open-letter/ar-AA1fX7kb

To be fair, nothing that liberals say these days bears any resemblance to reality.


Sleazy DOJ official sabotaged IRS investigation of Hunter; more Biden corruption

News is breaking on Biden family corruption and cover-ups on a variety of fronts.

First, remember the story about cocaine found in a locker in the White House West Wing visitor area, near the Situation Room?  That seems so long ago. The “investigation” was closed after only a couple of weeks, with (amazingly) no photographic, fingerprint, DNA or any other evidence found and no leads at all.  There was never any word on who had the key, which you’d think would’ve had to be assigned.  So, the message to anyone who wants to sneak some white powder --- cornstarch, baking soda, arsenic, fentanyl, any kind of white powder --- into the WHITE HOUSE is, hey, it’s really easy and you won’t get caught!  They’ll just assume any powder coming in is coke for Hunter and look the other way.

Ironically, this coke may not have been for Hunter, but was perhaps more likely for someone else in “the Biden family orbit,” according to talk show host Dan Bongino, who worked for a decade as a Secret Service agent. Note that this is unconfirmed, but he still has contacts there and has just heard more about that theory from a source at the White House, not necessarily in the Secret Service but described as an “insider” and “not very political at all.” The source told him the cocaine was probably a deliberate delivery, a drug drop intended for “a member of the Biden family” who is not necessarily Hunter.

I don’t like having to report this, but Bongino’s source also described the Biden family as “trash.” Apparently, the source did not elaborate, at least not in a way that Bongino felt he could pass along.

The source “can’t prove” it wasn’t intended for Hunter, but claimed to be “getting some traffic that it could be another family member.”  Another contact of Bongino’s also stressed the “other family member” theory.

Press spokesperson Andrew Bates used the Hatch Act as an excuse to avoid answering questions about this.  Editor’s Note: The Hatch Act has nothing whatsoever to do with being able to comment on this story.  Bates, along with Karine Jean-Pierre, are not exactly artful dodgers.  They’re just dodgers.

Maybe someday we’ll know the story behind this, but it will be no thanks to the Secret Service and FBI, who are still much too busy checking out every possible Trump supporter who came to Capitol Hill on January 6, and even some who never even got there.  Bongino says the current director of the Secret Service, Kim Cheatle, needs to either reopen this case or resign.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-cocaine-left-wh-wasnt-accident-delivery-according-insider/

In an update to the story about Biden emails requested by America First Legal (AFL), the White House has claimed executive privilege in withholding hundreds of them from that release.

AFL, the group founded by Stephen Miller, did obtain over 1,000 emails from its request to the National Archives, the vast majority of which were communications between the Office of the Vice President and Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca.  But 200 additional emails were held back because they “would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisors, or between such advisors,” according to a letter from the National Archives.

Question:  since when does the government care about confidential advice between the President and his advisors?  I thought that concept was shot all to pieces when President Trump’s advisors were arrested and charged with conspiracy for giving Trump private and privileged legal advice. Recall that Biden rejected Trump’s claims of executive privilege over January 6th private communications, and liberal media outlets praised that decision, claiming a President can’t use executive privilege to cover up potential wrongdoing.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/30/biden-asserted-executive-privilege-to-block-release-of-hundreds-of-emails-involving-hunters-business-and-vps-office/

Topping that story, the WASHINGTON TIMES reported that the National Archives is withholding the 5,400 emails they have in which Joe Biden used aliases, pending APPROVAL FROM BIDEN AND ALSO PRESIDENT OBAMA (!) to make them public.  These had been requested by Kentucky Rep. James Comer of the House Oversight Committee.

We’re just wondering what Obama has to do with this.  The WT is behind a paywall, but we also found this, which quotes an Oversight Committee aide as saying, “President Joe Biden promised the most transparent administration in history and we fully expect him to approve the release of the records.”  I wouldn’t hold my breath.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-obama-must-approve-release-of-alias-emails-sought-by-gop/ar-AA1g0AtA

Comer appeared on HANNITY Wednesday night to discuss the many trips Hunter made with his father on Air Force Two (generally sneaking off via the back stairs), and also the timeline his committee is assembling between communications Hunter had with Joe and the various money transfers.  “This influence peddling scheme continues to grow on a daily basis,” with the then-VP “front and center,” meeting with “every one of these people that he claimed he never met with and never spoke to.”

As for obtaining those “alias” emails being withheld by the National Archives, Comer said they’re going to have to open an impeachment inquiry.  It’s Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s call, he said, but “we’re there now.”  He also noted that Congress has legislative jurisdiction over the National Archives.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336165655112

Hunter may be, as allegedly has been said, dumber than Zlochevsky’s dog, but this piece from the WESTERN JOURNAL shows how he used his various connections, at the White House and also the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, including former members of the Clinton administration, to help bring about the “deliverables” for Burisma.

https://www.westernjournal.com/explosive-new-hunter-biden-emails-reveal-help-take-ex-ukrainian-prosecutor-report/

In an update on the Jay Bratt story, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is asking why Special Counsel’s Jack Smith’s top aide was repeatedly meeting at the White House with people from the White House Counsel’s Office in the months leading up to the raid on Mar-A-Lago and subsequent indictment of President Trump.  Jordan has written to Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, demanding answers.

“This new information raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s political opponents,” Jordan wrote.

Recall that Bratt also has been accused by Stanley Woodward, who is defending Mar-A-Lago employee Walt Nauta, of mentioning Woodward’s impending judgeship when saying he didn’t think Woodward was “a Trump guy” and would “do the right thing” about getting his client to “flip” against Trump.  This is a very serious charge against the special counsel’s top aide, made by someone with an impeccable reputation.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197

And now we have allegations that in April, a top ‘Justice’ Department official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer, approached attorneys for IRS investigator/whistleblower Gary Shapley, saying he wanted to investigate Shapley’s claims of slow-walking and obstruction in Hunter’s case.  After Shapley attorney Mark Lytle briefed Weinsheimer in an April phone call, Weinsheimer slithered away to meet with Hunter’s then-lead attorney Chris Clark (!) and Delaware U.S. Attorney (recently appointed Special Counsel) David Weiss.

Days later, Weiss and Hunter’s attorneys agreed to that “sweetheart” plea deal, and Shapley and his entire team of investigators were pulled off the Hunter case.

In an exclusive interview with the U.K. DAILY MAIL, Lytle said, “In just two short weeks, Weinsheimer went from expressing an interest in the claims of wrongdoing by the IRS whistleblower to dismissing the claims of retaliation when the IRS agents were pulled off the case.”  The strategy had been to feign interest in Shapley’s story and milk Lytle for information and then go behind his back to Hunter’s defense and the prosecutors (same thing).

These are dirty, dirty lawyers.  (I’m reminded of the FBI agents who stopped by to see Mike Flynn for a “casual conversation.”)  We learn from this that it is sadly just not possible anymore to trust a government attorney or FBI agent, ever.

There’s more background here on that joke of a plea deal, in this must-read story.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197


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First, in an update to our story yesterday about Jay Bratt, top aide to Trump Special Counsel Jack Smith, repeatedly visiting the White House, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio has written both the DOJ and White House chief of staff to provide records of these interactions, citing concerns about Smith’s “impartiality.”  I’m sure they’ll get right on that.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/jordan-presses-doj-jack-smiths-impartiality-attorney-visits

Meanwhile, investigative reporter John Solomon of JUST THE NEWS, probably the best longtime source of information on the Biden/Burisma scandal, offered his perspective yesterday on the growing story about Joe Biden’s use of pseudonyms in communications with son Hunter about Ukraine.

It was in 2021, he told Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, that his team found the first communications on Hunter’s laptop and from the State Department that showed Joe Biden using the pseudonyms.  “There was an indication that this was larger; that’s why we put the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act request] in,” he said.  To do this, JUST THE NEWS was working with the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the group that is now suing to get the approximately 5,400 emails at issue.

So, why would a White House staffer be cc-ing Hunter Biden on a planned call with a foreign leader that Joe Biden was going to make, which happens to involve the company that had hired Hunter to be on its board? 

Solomon described an earlier episode in which Joe Biden forwarded some highly sensitive information to his private email account (“John L. Stevens?”) and copied to Hunter.  Received from a U.S. Embassy, it had concerned ongoing negotiations for the impending release of a U.S. hostage/prisoner in Turkey.  So, why was Hunter, a so-called “private citizen,” copied on this?

“I think we’re going to see more instances like this,” he said.  “I’ve talked to people around Joe Biden, who say, ‘Yeah, this happened from time to time.  Sometimes the boss would instruct this, sometimes his aides would do this, but we would do it…”

Solomon pointed out that these would have been classified emails.  “While the scope and size is similar to Hillary Clinton’s email problem, different types of email thus far, but...sending something that’s a sensitive communication from the embassy to your non-government, drug-addicted, global crusading, money-making son is probably not a good practice.”

“And I think these are some of the many issues that [Wisconsin Sen.] Ron Johnson and [Iowa Sen.] Chuck Grassley first brought to attention in 2020.  The Bidens were a national security risk.”

Another problem, he said, is Hunter’s many flights with his father on Air Force Two.  He apparently scored deals, as with Beijing, while on some of these trips.

“The Biden presidency is the place where all our conspiracy theories come true,” Solomon said.  “Each one of those things that were dismissed years ago are now true.  It’s a real problem for the President.  It really is a credibility problem for him.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336008656112

Reading Solomon’s latest news stories these days feels like deja vu, because he was covering them several years ago.  (We passed them along at the time, but precious few did.)  Here’s a new one that describes Biden’s trip to Ukraine, “where he planned to deliver a momentous shock to the U.S.-Ukraine relationship” by threatening then-President Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless they fired lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

But the story is much more fleshed-out today.  For one thing, we see the involvement of then-assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.  “A U.S. intervention into the domestic affairs of an ally like Ukraine was rare and intrusive,” Solomon said, “and the meddling has had years of fallout.”

President Obama must have known about the shift in Ukraine policy, the plan to push for Shokin’s firing, before Biden left on his trip.  In testimony to Senate investigators, Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said there would’ve been a “deputies’ or principals’ level discussion” before Biden left on Air Force Two.  “I would imagine,” he said, “based on my conversations with him, that the Vice President also would have a discussion with the President, and saying, ‘Hey, boss, this is what I’m doing,’ and, you know, take it from there.”

Just changing the policy towards a foreign country, in itself, is not illegal.  But, as JUST THE NEWS has reported, career officials at State, Treasury and Justice actually had recommended that Ukraine get the $1 billion loan guarantee, because they saw Shokin’s office making progress in its investigation.  Why would Joe Biden not follow their recommendations (and adhere to our promise), other than the fact that his son was on Burisma’s board when they desperately needed Shokin gone?

As one embassy official, George Kent, said at the time in a classified email, Hunter’s association with Burisma directly “undercut” America’s anticorruption efforts in Ukraine.

For when you have time, a pair of detailed, MUST-READ stories from Solomon place then-VP Biden’s and Hunter Biden’s actions regarding Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Burisma Holdings and Mykola Zlochevsky (Hunter’s boss) on parallel tracks.  Many of the documents used to reconstruct this story “were not public during Donald Trump’s first impeachment and conflict with the Democrat narratives that have dominated since.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/wedas-hunter-biden-struggled-burisma-fallout-his-father-moved-fire

Here’s the story in timeline form, leading up to Shokin’s firing, with dates, people and places...

https://justthenews.com/government/diplomacy/hold-shokin-firing-installment-3-timeline

Yesterday, we reported that the Nation Archives had admitted, in response to a FOIA request, that it had about 5,400 emails written under at least three Joe Biden pseudonyms and copied to Hunter.  Turns out, there might be as many as six accounts.  And, in an update, the Archives is now refusing to turn “certain emails” over.  They’re saying that some would require permission from not only President Biden but --- get this--- even President Obama.  (That’s the breaking news from the House Oversight Committee; more on it tomorrow.)  And sorting through the emails, they say, will take years --- never mind that they have about 3,000 employees who could prioritize this task and do it quickly.  This is one reason why we need an impeachment inquiry.

Some of the emails, of course, are on the laptop and have been reported by the U.K DAILY MAIL.  On May 26, 2016, Biden aide John Flynn wrote “Robert L. Peters” with a cc to Hunter Biden: “Boss --- 8:45AM prep for 9AM phone call with Pres Poroshenko…” followed by the rest of the day’s schedule.  (That was back when Joe didn’t “put a lid” on his day at noon.)

 Jonathan Turley sees a change in how the media are perceiving all this.  As he told FOX NEWS’ Jesse Watters, “Now the media’s willing to accept that indeed Hunter Biden was running an influence peddling operation.  But they insist he was just selling the ‘illusion’ of influence and access.”  This is when, as he says, “the emails could go a long way to determine what was a ‘deliverable’ and whether it went beyond an illusion.”  We would add that the Viktor Shokin firing, at that point, could hardly be seen as anything but a deliverable, and Biden delivered like UPS.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12453245/Emails-Hunter-Biden-tried-help-shut-Burisma-probe.html

Over at NEWSMAX, Greg Kelly reports that there is “incontrovertible evidence” of President Biden’s corruption and it’s about to be made public.  His sources, whom he won’t identify as currently either in or out of government, tell him this “won’t happen before Labor Day,” but the evidence, in the form of a recording, will be made public before the end of October.

Kelly says that once this is revealed, Biden will not be able to be the nominee for President.  (Well, we always knew there would be something to take him out of contention.)  He might be able to remain as President, but “probably not.”  His sources say the White House is aware of the recording (or recordings, plural), and is worried about it.

Kelly didn’t suggest this, but perhaps someone located those recordings that Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky allegedly said he made of Hunter and his dad.

You’d think the recorded call between then-VP Biden and then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko (made by Poroshenko) about firing Shokin, in the context we have today, would be enough.  Kelly plays it during the segment…

https://rumble.com/v3d2ddz-newsmaxs-greg-kelly-incontrovertible-evidence-of-joe-bidens-corruption-is-a.html

Finally, Hungarian President Viktor Orbin, in an interview with Tucker Carlson, made some illuminating comments about our own country’s weaponization of the justice system.  “To do what’s going on now in your country,” he said, “to use the justice system against the political opponents, in Hungary I think it’s impossible to imagine.  That was done by the Communists.”

When asked what the next move should be to accomplish peace, he said, “Call back Trump.”  Yes, that’s what he said, and it sounds like a really good idea.  “Because, you know, you can criticize him for many reasons,” Orbin said, “I understand all the discussion, but, you know, the best foreign policy of the recent several decades belonged to him.”  And he expounded on that.

This fascinating interview is a must-see, not just for that, but for his insight specifically into the Ukraine-Russia conflict.  His own country is in a very precarious position.

https://rumble.com/v3d31qq-tucker-interviews-hungarys-viktor-orbin-its-the-communists-who-arrest-their.html

VP Kamala Harris tried stumping for more abortion access by reminding people that "[m]ost Americans are a $400 unexpected expense away from bankruptcy." But all that did was remind people of how much Bidenomics is killing them financially. This article takes a closer look at that. Prepare to be shocked.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/kamala-harris-slip-up-reveals-how-bidenomics-hurting-american-families

If you wonder why you can’t cover a $400 medical bill or are borrowing against your 401K or buying groceries with a credit card, you can thank Biden and the Democrats. When Biden took office, Americans had $2.3 trillion in personal savings. With the post-pandemic economy rebounding, that shot up to $5.7 trillion. But since the 2021 passage of Biden’s laughably-titled “American Rescue Plan,” personal savings have plummeted by nearly $5 trillion to only $862 billion. Just in the past year, the average US household has lost $33,000 in real wealth.

So what is Harris promising here? Reelect them and they’ll at least keep abortions cheap because you won’t be able to afford another child?

Related: If you’re one of the rare Americans who’s doing well enough to afford to put more money into your retirement account, the IRS is delaying a rule that would’ve prevented that. More info here:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/irs-announces-changes-impacting-catch-up-contributions

News is breaking on Biden family corruption and cover-ups on a variety of fronts.

First, remember the story about cocaine found in a locker in the White House West Wing visitor area, near the Situation Room?  That seems so long ago. The “investigation” was closed after only a couple of weeks, with (amazingly) no photographic, fingerprint, DNA or any other evidence found and no leads at all.  There was never any word on who had the key, which you’d think would’ve had to be assigned.  So, the message to anyone who wants to sneak some white powder --- cornstarch, baking soda, arsenic, fentanyl, any kind of white powder --- into the WHITE HOUSE is, hey, it’s really easy and you won’t get caught!  They’ll just assume any powder coming in is coke for Hunter and look the other way.

Ironically, this coke may not have been for Hunter, but was perhaps more likely for someone else in “the Biden family orbit,” according to talk show host Dan Bongino, who worked for a decade as a Secret Service agent. Note that this is unconfirmed, but he still has contacts there and has just heard more about that theory from a source at the White House, not necessarily in the Secret Service but described as an “insider” and “not very political at all.” The source told him the cocaine was probably a deliberate delivery, a drug drop intended for “a member of the Biden family” who is not necessarily Hunter.

I don’t like having to report this, but Bongino’s source also described the Biden family as “trash.” Apparently, the source did not elaborate, at least not in a way that Bongino felt he could pass along.

The source “can’t prove” it wasn’t intended for Hunter, but claimed to be “getting some traffic that it could be another family member.”  Another contact of Bongino’s also stressed the “other family member” theory.

Press spokesperson Andrew Bates used the Hatch Act as an excuse to avoid answering questions about this.  Editor’s Note: The Hatch Act has nothing whatsoever to do with being able to comment on this story.  Bates, along with Karine Jean-Pierre, are not exactly artful dodgers.  They’re just dodgers.

Maybe someday we’ll know the story behind this, but it will be no thanks to the Secret Service and FBI, who are still much too busy checking out every possible Trump supporter who came to Capitol Hill on January 6, and even some who never even got there.  Bongino says the current director of the Secret Service, Kim Cheatle, needs to either reopen this case or resign.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-cocaine-left-wh-wasnt-accident-delivery-according-insider/

In an update to the story about Biden emails requested by America First Legal (AFL), the White House has claimed executive privilege in withholding hundreds of them from that release.

AFL, the group founded by Stephen Miller, did obtain over 1,000 emails from its request to the National Archives, the vast majority of which were communications between the Office of the Vice President and Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca.  But 200 additional emails were held back because they “would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisors, or between such advisors,” according to a letter from the National Archives.

Question:  since when does the government care about confidential advice between the President and his advisors?  I thought that concept was shot all to pieces when President Trump’s advisors were arrested and charged with conspiracy for giving Trump private and privileged legal advice. Recall that Biden rejected Trump’s claims of executive privilege over January 6th private communications, and liberal media outlets praised that decision, claiming a President can’t use executive privilege to cover up potential wrongdoing.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/30/biden-asserted-executive-privilege-to-block-release-of-hundreds-of-emails-involving-hunters-business-and-vps-office/

Topping that story, the WASHINGTON TIMES reported that the National Archives is withholding the 5,400 emails they have in which Joe Biden used aliases, pending APPROVAL FROM BIDEN AND ALSO PRESIDENT OBAMA (!) to make them public.  These had been requested by Kentucky Rep. James Comer of the House Oversight Committee.

We’re just wondering what Obama has to do with this.  The WT is behind a paywall, but we also found this, which quotes an Oversight Committee aide as saying, “President Joe Biden promised the most transparent administration in history and we fully expect him to approve the release of the records.”  I wouldn’t hold my breath.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-obama-must-approve-release-of-alias-emails-sought-by-gop/ar-AA1g0AtA

Comer appeared on HANNITY Wednesday night to discuss the many trips Hunter made with his father on Air Force Two (generally sneaking off via the back stairs), and also the timeline his committee is assembling between communications Hunter had with Joe and the various money transfers.  “This influence peddling scheme continues to grow on a daily basis,” with the then-VP “front and center,” meeting with “every one of these people that he claimed he never met with and never spoke to.”

As for obtaining those “alias” emails being withheld by the National Archives, Comer said they’re going to have to open an impeachment inquiry.  It’s Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s call, he said, but “we’re there now.”  He also noted that Congress has legislative jurisdiction over the National Archives.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336165655112

Hunter may be, as allegedly has been said, dumber than Zlochevsky’s dog, but this piece from the WESTERN JOURNAL shows how he used his various connections, at the White House and also the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, including former members of the Clinton administration, to help bring about the “deliverables” for Burisma.

https://www.westernjournal.com/explosive-new-hunter-biden-emails-reveal-help-take-ex-ukrainian-prosecutor-report/

In an update on the Jay Bratt story, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is asking why Special Counsel’s Jack Smith’s top aide was repeatedly meeting at the White House with people from the White House Counsel’s Office in the months leading up to the raid on Mar-A-Lago and subsequent indictment of President Trump.  Jordan has written to Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, demanding answers.

“This new information raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s political opponents,” Jordan wrote.

Recall that Bratt also has been accused by Stanley Woodward, who is defending Mar-A-Lago employee Walt Nauta, of mentioning Woodward’s impending judgeship when saying he didn’t think Woodward was “a Trump guy” and would “do the right thing” about getting his client to “flip” against Trump.  This is a very serious charge against the special counsel’s top aide, made by someone with an impeccable reputation.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197

And now we have allegations that in April, a top ‘Justice’ Department official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer, approached attorneys for IRS investigator/whistleblower Gary Shapley, saying he wanted to investigate Shapley’s claims of slow-walking and obstruction in Hunter’s case.  After Shapley attorney Mark Lytle briefed Weinsheimer in an April phone call, Weinsheimer slithered away to meet with Hunter’s then-lead attorney Chris Clark (!) and Delaware U.S. Attorney (recently appointed Special Counsel) David Weiss.

Days later, Weiss and Hunter’s attorneys agreed to that “sweetheart” plea deal, and Shapley and his entire team of investigators were pulled off the Hunter case.

In an exclusive interview with the U.K. DAILY MAIL, Lytle said, “In just two short weeks, Weinsheimer went from expressing an interest in the claims of wrongdoing by the IRS whistleblower to dismissing the claims of retaliation when the IRS agents were pulled off the case.”  The strategy had been to feign interest in Shapley’s story and milk Lytle for information and then go behind his back to Hunter’s defense and the prosecutors (same thing).

These are dirty, dirty lawyers.  (I’m reminded of the FBI agents who stopped by to see Mike Flynn for a “casual conversation.”)  We learn from this that it is sadly just not possible anymore to trust a government attorney or FBI agent, ever.

There’s more background here on that joke of a plea deal, in this must-read story.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/29/house-demands-answers-on-highly-questionable-meeting-between-jack-smith-aide-and-wh-counsels-office-n2163197

The border is not closed

August 31, 2023

The Biden Administration keeps claiming that the border is closed, even though it has literally welded the gates open to let illegal migrants pour in and is selling the border wall materials as scrap metal.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2023/08/28/biden-admin-says-border-is-closed-migrant-releases-in-texas-continue/

Biden’s Department of “Homeland Security” under Alejandro Mayorkas issued NTA’s (Notices to Appear in court) to more than 820,000 border crossers just between January 1st and July 31st of this year alone. As RFK Jr. pointed out in our interview, those court dates are now seven years in the future, even if they bother to show up (which most won't.)

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2023/08/28/catch-and-release-bidens-dhs-issues-court-dates-to-820k-border-crossers-released-into-u-s/

And on the eve of September 11th, the FBI is scrambling to find more than a dozen Uzbek nationals who entered seeking asylum earlier this year, after the feds discovered that they traveled to our border with the help of a smuggler tied to ISIS. At least there’s no evidence yet that they are terrorists themselves, but that’s the type of thing we used to find out BEFORE we let them into the US.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/29/migrants-entered-us-with-help-of-smuggler-who-has-ties-to-isis-report/

When border state Governors began busing some of the flood of illegal entrants to northern blue cities and states who actually voted for this insanity, the leaders there and their media bootlicks dismissed the action as “petty” and “childish.” As the full buses kept coming, they whined that it was “cruel” and “inhumane.” And now that they’ve gotten a taste of the results of the policies they thought they'd only be inflicting on border states, and with their parks and hotels overrun with unvetted illegal immigrants and their social services facing bankruptcy, they’re learning that the term they were looking for all along was “effective.”

The New York Post reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hocul are demanding emergency aid from Biden to deal with the illegal border invasion that he created. What they got in return was a “stunningly arrogant” letter from DHS Secretary Majorkas, giving them advice on how to deal with it and bragging about what the Administration has already done for them, like “allowing” access to a JFK Airport hangar to house 800 migrants.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/28/biden-admin-burns-new-york-in-migrant-crisis-again-worse-than-ever/

Antonio Majorkas giving advice to anyone on how to do their job is like Dylan Muvaney giving tips on how to sell beer.

 


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Prayer Request

Please join me in offering prayers for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who announced this morning that he’s been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He called it a “very treatable” form of blood cancer, and said he has begun treatments. He said he expects to work through this period.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/29/steve-scalise-diagnosed-blood-cancer-multiple-myeloma/

Rep. Scalise is no stranger to health struggles, having survived a near-fatal shooting by a deranged leftist. We wish him a full and swift recovery.


Hurricane Idalia

Please join me in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Idalia, and if you are among them, please watch the news closely and take all precautions to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-idalia-landfall-florida-big-bend-category-3-tens-thousands-without-power


Miami Mayor Francis Suarez drops out of presidential race

It seemed for a while as if every Republican in America except me was going to run for President, but now, the first one has already dropped out. Miami Mayor Fracis Suarez has suspended his campaign. I suspect this was never a serious run but just a trial to get his name known nationally. I’ll let you decide whether it worked.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/29/mayor-francis-suarez-drops-out-of-race-n2627696


Attention please

Before we let the second anniversary of the tragically botched Afghanistan pullout pass, give your attention to these enraged Gold Star families who testified to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. They lost their loved ones in a terrorist bombing that never would have happened if anyone competent were in charge (the alleged bomber had been spotted earlier that day, but nobody could decide who had the power to give the order to take him out and he disappeared.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/video-pssed-off-gold-star-dad-end-joe-bidens-political-career/

You must read the statement of the father of Marine Cpl. Daegan W. Page, who is fed up with being lied to about everything: about why his child was killed, about our relationship with the Taliban, and about President Biden being such a caring “family man.” He said after the way Biden has treated these Gold Star families, that campaign slogan will never work again, adding, “There cannot be anything more cowardly and disgusting with how you treated us. You are a disgrace to the nation.”


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The border is not closed

The Biden Administration keeps claiming that the border is closed, even though it has literally welded the gates open to let illegal migrants pour in and is selling the border wall materials as scrap metal.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2023/08/28/biden-admin-says-border-is-closed-migrant-releases-in-texas-continue/

Biden’s Department of “Homeland Security” under Alejandro Mayorkas issued NTA’s (Notices to Appear in court) to more than 820,000 border crossers just between January 1st and July 31st of this year alone. As RFK Jr. pointed out in our interview, those court dates are now seven years in the future, even if they bother to show up (which most won't.)

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2023/08/28/catch-and-release-bidens-dhs-issues-court-dates-to-820k-border-crossers-released-into-u-s/

And on the eve of September 11th, the FBI is scrambling to find more than a dozen Uzbek nationals who entered seeking asylum earlier this year, after the feds discovered that they traveled to our border with the help of a smuggler tied to ISIS. At least there’s no evidence yet that they are terrorists themselves, but that’s the type of thing we used to find out BEFORE we let them into the US.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/29/migrants-entered-us-with-help-of-smuggler-who-has-ties-to-isis-report/

When border state Governors began busing some of the flood of illegal entrants to northern blue cities and states who actually voted for this insanity, the leaders there and their media bootlicks dismissed the action as “petty” and “childish.” As the full buses kept coming, they whined that it was “cruel” and “inhumane.” And now that they’ve gotten a taste of the results of the policies they thought they'd only be inflicting on border states, and with their parks and hotels overrun with unvetted illegal immigrants and their social services facing bankruptcy, they’re learning that the term they were looking for all along was “effective.”

The New York Post reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hocul are demanding emergency aid from Biden to deal with the illegal border invasion that he created. What they got in return was a “stunningly arrogant” letter from DHS Secretary Majorkas, giving them advice on how to deal with it and bragging about what the Administration has already done for them, like “allowing” access to a JFK Airport hangar to house 800 migrants.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/28/biden-admin-burns-new-york-in-migrant-crisis-again-worse-than-ever/

Antonio Majorkas giving advice to anyone on how to do their job is like Dylan Muvaney giving tips on how to sell beer.


This is why people say that when students leave college, they finally enter the real world:

In an infuriating court ruling, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by some members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Wyoming. They sued the school for allowing “transgender” student Artemis Langford to join the sorority and live in their group house. They say Langford claims to “identify” as female, but has made little effort to resemble a female. He’s large and intimidating, and the women claim he frightens them by peeping and staring at them in intimate situations while visibly aroused.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/federal-judge-dismisses-university-wyoming-students-lawsuit-trans-sorority-member

The sorority, whose leaders are all-in on the “anybody is a woman who claims to feel like it” madness, asked for the suit to be dismissed. The judge ruled that since the national sorority and the UW chapter voted to admit Langford, the school didn’t violate any policies by letting him join. And it wasn’t within the court’s duties to define “woman” in this case: “The delegate of a private, voluntary organization interpreted ‘woman’, otherwise undefined in the nonprofit's bylaws, expansively; this Judge may not invade Kappa Kappa Gamma's freedom of expressive association and inject the circumscribed definition Plaintiffs urge."

So if you don’t want yourself (or your daughter) having some dangerous-looking male leering at her when she comes out of the shower, make sure she doesn’t go within 50 yards of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. With this ruling, I suspect it may soon look more like the Delta fraternity in “Animal House.”


How Bidenomics is hurting American families

VP Kamala Harris tried stumping for more abortion access by reminding people that "[m]ost Americans are a $400 unexpected expense away from bankruptcy." But all that did was remind people of how much Bidenomics is killing them financially. This article takes a closer look at that. Prepare to be shocked.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/kamala-harris-slip-up-reveals-how-bidenomics-hurting-american-families

If you wonder why you can’t cover a $400 medical bill or are borrowing against your 401K or buying groceries with a credit card, you can thank Biden and the Democrats. When Biden took office, Americans had $2.3 trillion in personal savings. With the post-pandemic economy rebounding, that shot up to $5.7 trillion. But since the 2021 passage of Biden’s laughably-titled “American Rescue Plan,” personal savings have plummeted by nearly $5 trillion to only $862 billion. Just in the past year, the average US household has lost $33,000 in real wealth.

So what is Harris promising here? Reelect them and they’ll at least keep abortions cheap because you won’t be able to afford another child?

Related: If you’re one of the rare Americans who’s doing well enough to afford to put more money into your retirement account, the IRS is delaying a rule that would’ve prevented that. More info here:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/irs-announces-changes-impacting-catch-up-contributions


RIP Joe

I was saddened to hear that Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe The Plumber,” has died at 49 of pancreatic cancer.

Joe became an inadvertent celebrity, political figure and lightning rod for the left during the 2008 presidential race when, during a campaign stop, he asked Barack Obama about his tax plan and whether small business people like himself would have to pay more. It was the kind of simple question that every candidate should be prepared to answer, but the media were aghast: you do not question the Lightbringer, you merely worship him! So they went after Joe the way Twitter cancel culture mobs these days go after anyone who voices common sense.

Joe, however, did not let them bully him into silence, and he became a well-known voice for working people during that race and beyond.

This story has more about Joe, plus a link to a fundraiser to help his widow and young children. Please check it out.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/conservative-activist-joe-plumber-dies-49

Also, my condolences and prayers for the family of New Hampshire Republican activist Alexander Talcott. He was found dead in his home in Durham with a stab wound in his neck. It’s been ruled a homicide, and the police are investigating.

https://www.westernjournal.com/republican-found-dead-inside-home-disturbing-stab-wound/


Young Vivek

Remember that photo of a teenage Bill Clinton shaking hands with JFK that his campaign made such a big deal out of? Well, I like this even better.

A 20-year-old clip has surfaced from MSNBC of a teenaged Vivek Ramaswamy asking then-presidential candidate Al Sharpton, "Of all the Democratic candidates out there, why should I vote for the one with the least political experience?"

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/clip-18-year-old-ramaswamy-asking-2004-hopeful-al-sharpton-lack-political-experience-goes-viral

Sharpton replied that he had lots of political experience that just wasn’t in elected office and that Bush’s elected experience didn’t make him a good President. Ramaswamy says now, "I’ll give the 18-year-old version of myself a pat-on-the-back for eliciting the most sensible words ever to come from that man’s mouth."

Of course, I would’ve said it’s a trick question. The correct answer is, “You shouldn’t vote for any Democratic candidate.”


Huckabee Video Links

If you missed my interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who might be the last prominent Democrat politician with any sense at all, then you have to watch this. Among other important topics, we discussed border security and the disaster Biden has made of it. RFK did what our “border czar” Kamala Harris has never done: he actually went to the border and watched what’s happening there, as buses filled with 55 illegal entrants apiece, all paying the Mexican cartels to bring them, arrive over and over, all day long, day in and day out.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=DDE839F2-4553-46D3-9AE1-3C091D73C004


Sources say there ARE recordings that will end Biden’s campaign

First, in an update to our story yesterday about Jay Bratt, top aide to Trump Special Counsel Jack Smith, repeatedly visiting the White House, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio has written both the DOJ and White House chief of staff to provide records of these interactions, citing concerns about Smith’s “impartiality.”  I’m sure they’ll get right on that.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/jordan-presses-doj-jack-smiths-impartiality-attorney-visits

Meanwhile, investigative reporter John Solomon of JUST THE NEWS, probably the best longtime source of information on the Biden/Burisma scandal, offered his perspective yesterday on the growing story about Joe Biden’s use of pseudonyms in communications with son Hunter about Ukraine.

It was in 2021, he told Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, that his team found the first communications on Hunter’s laptop and from the State Department that showed Joe Biden using the pseudonyms.  “There was an indication that this was larger; that’s why we put the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act request] in,” he said.  To do this, JUST THE NEWS was working with the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the group that is now suing to get the approximately 5,400 emails at issue.

So, why would a White House staffer be cc-ing Hunter Biden on a planned call with a foreign leader that Joe Biden was going to make, which happens to involve the company that had hired Hunter to be on its board? 

Solomon described an earlier episode in which Joe Biden forwarded some highly sensitive information to his private email account (“John L. Stevens?”) and copied to Hunter.  Received from a U.S. Embassy, it had concerned ongoing negotiations for the impending release of a U.S. hostage/prisoner in Turkey.  So, why was Hunter, a so-called “private citizen,” copied on this?

“I think we’re going to see more instances like this,” he said.  “I’ve talked to people around Joe Biden, who say, ‘Yeah, this happened from time to time.  Sometimes the boss would instruct this, sometimes his aides would do this, but we would do it…”

Solomon pointed out that these would have been classified emails.  “While the scope and size is similar to Hillary Clinton’s email problem, different types of email thus far, but...sending something that’s a sensitive communication from the embassy to your non-government, drug-addicted, global crusading, money-making son is probably not a good practice.”

“And I think these are some of the many issues that [Wisconsin Sen.] Ron Johnson and [Iowa Sen.] Chuck Grassley first brought to attention in 2020.  The Bidens were a national security risk.”

Another problem, he said, is Hunter’s many flights with his father on Air Force Two.  He apparently scored deals, as with Beijing, while on some of these trips.

“The Biden presidency is the place where all our conspiracy theories come true,” Solomon said.  “Each one of those things that were dismissed years ago are now true.  It’s a real problem for the President.  It really is a credibility problem for him.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6336008656112

Reading Solomon’s latest news stories these days feels like deja vu, because he was covering them several years ago.  (We passed them along at the time, but precious few did.)  Here’s a new one that describes Biden’s trip to Ukraine, “where he planned to deliver a momentous shock to the U.S.-Ukraine relationship” by threatening then-President Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless they fired lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

But the story is much more fleshed-out today.  For one thing, we see the involvement of then-assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.  “A U.S. intervention into the domestic affairs of an ally like Ukraine was rare and intrusive,” Solomon said, “and the meddling has had years of fallout.”

President Obama must have known about the shift in Ukraine policy, the plan to push for Shokin’s firing, before Biden left on his trip.  In testimony to Senate investigators, Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said there would’ve been a “deputies’ or principals’ level discussion” before Biden left on Air Force Two.  “I would imagine,” he said, “based on my conversations with him, that the Vice President also would have a discussion with the President, and saying, ‘Hey, boss, this is what I’m doing,’ and, you know, take it from there.”

Just changing the policy towards a foreign country, in itself, is not illegal.  But, as JUST THE NEWS has reported, career officials at State, Treasury and Justice actually had recommended that Ukraine get the $1 billion loan guarantee, because they saw Shokin’s office making progress in its investigation.  Why would Joe Biden not follow their recommendations (and adhere to our promise), other than the fact that his son was on Burisma’s board when they desperately needed Shokin gone?

As one embassy official, George Kent, said at the time in a classified email, Hunter’s association with Burisma directly “undercut” America’s anticorruption efforts in Ukraine.

For when you have time, a pair of detailed, MUST-READ stories from Solomon place then-VP Biden’s and Hunter Biden’s actions regarding Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Burisma Holdings and Mykola Zlochevsky (Hunter’s boss) on parallel tracks.  Many of the documents used to reconstruct this story “were not public during Donald Trump’s first impeachment and conflict with the Democrat narratives that have dominated since.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/wedas-hunter-biden-struggled-burisma-fallout-his-father-moved-fire

Here’s the story in timeline form, leading up to Shokin’s firing, with dates, people and places...

https://justthenews.com/government/diplomacy/hold-shokin-firing-installment-3-timeline

Yesterday, we reported that the Nation Archives had admitted, in response to a FOIA request, that it had about 5,400 emails written under at least three Joe Biden pseudonyms and copied to Hunter.  Turns out, there might be as many as six accounts.  And, in an update, the Archives is now refusing to turn “certain emails” over.  They’re saying that some would require permission from not only President Biden but --- get this--- even President Obama.  (That’s the breaking news from the House Oversight Committee; more on it tomorrow.)  And sorting through the emails, they say, will take years --- never mind that they have about 3,000 employees who could prioritize this task and do it quickly.  This is one reason why we need an impeachment inquiry.

Some of the emails, of course, are on the laptop and have been reported by the U.K DAILY MAIL.  On May 26, 2016, Biden aide John Flynn wrote “Robert L. Peters” with a cc to Hunter Biden: “Boss --- 8:45AM prep for 9AM phone call with Pres Poroshenko…” followed by the rest of the day’s schedule.  (That was back when Joe didn’t “put a lid” on his day at noon.)

 Jonathan Turley sees a change in how the media are perceiving all this.  As he told FOX NEWS’ Jesse Watters, “Now the media’s willing to accept that indeed Hunter Biden was running an influence peddling operation.  But they insist he was just selling the ‘illusion’ of influence and access.”  This is when, as he says, “the emails could go a long way to determine what was a ‘deliverable’ and whether it went beyond an illusion.”  We would add that the Viktor Shokin firing, at that point, could hardly be seen as anything but a deliverable, and Biden delivered like UPS.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12453245/Emails-Hunter-Biden-tried-help-shut-Burisma-probe.html

Over at NEWSMAX, Greg Kelly reports that there is “incontrovertible evidence” of President Biden’s corruption and it’s about to be made public.  His sources, whom he won’t identify as currently either in or out of government, tell him this “won’t happen before Labor Day,” but the evidence, in the form of a recording, will be made public before the end of October.

Kelly says that once this is revealed, Biden will not be able to be the nominee for President.  (Well, we always knew there would be something to take him out of contention.)  He might be able to remain as President, but “probably not.”  His sources say the White House is aware of the recording (or recordings, plural), and is worried about it.

Kelly didn’t suggest this, but perhaps someone located those recordings that Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky allegedly said he made of Hunter and his dad.

You’d think the recorded call between then-VP Biden and then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko (made by Poroshenko) about firing Shokin, in the context we have today, would be enough.  Kelly plays it during the segment…

https://rumble.com/v3d2ddz-newsmaxs-greg-kelly-incontrovertible-evidence-of-joe-bidens-corruption-is-a.html

Finally, Hungarian President Viktor Orbin, in an interview with Tucker Carlson, made some illuminating comments about our own country’s weaponization of the justice system.  “To do what’s going on now in your country,” he said, “to use the justice system against the political opponents, in Hungary I think it’s impossible to imagine.  That was done by the Communists.”

When asked what the next move should be to accomplish peace, he said, “Call back Trump.”  Yes, that’s what he said, and it sounds like a really good idea.  “Because, you know, you can criticize him for many reasons,” Orbin said, “I understand all the discussion, but, you know, the best foreign policy of the recent several decades belonged to him.”  And he expounded on that.

This fascinating interview is a must-see, not just for that, but for his insight specifically into the Ukraine-Russia conflict.  His own country is in a very precarious position.

https://rumble.com/v3d31qq-tucker-interviews-hungarys-viktor-orbin-its-the-communists-who-arrest-their.html


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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Galatians 6:9


Great photo

Joe Biden standing next to a whiteboard that lists all the benefits and accomplishments of Bidenomics.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/26/biden-tries-to-do-a-whiteboard-to-explain-bidenomics-it-doesnt-go-well-n2163069


Thank you, Carolyn

I just want to thank you Mr. HUCKABEE for this newsletter. I learn more about what is going on in our country than in any other way. I sincerely hope that the people of our nation come to their senses and really see what those currently in power have in store for all of us. Stay informed and help return our country to its people.


Good news:

The RNC has passed a powerful resolution demanding a return to secure elections. The bad news: it’s going to take more than a powerful resolution when the other side is diametrically opposed to that goal.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/08/28/rnc-adopts-powerful-return-to-excellence-in-american-voting-resolution-demands-election-security-n2163124


Money laundering

A former mobster explained to Fox News’ Jesse Watters how his money-laundering operation that involved a series of bogus shell companies that were nothing but bank accounts looked exactly like the Biden family business model. As for the claim that there’s no evidence any funds were given directly to Joe Biden, he explains that that’s the whole point.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/08/former-mob-boss-sheds-light-on-biden-family-corruption.php

He also calls this “a slam-dunk RICO case” (you know: a REAL racketeering case) and says that if he or his mob associates had done the same thing, they’d “have been indicted a long time ago.”


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Another lesson

As if anyone needed another lesson by this point that you can’t ignore local elections and let local offices be taken over by radical leftists backed by outside dark money groups, check out what’s happening in Hennepin County, Minnesota. “Progressive” County Attorney Mary Moriarty, whose campaign was boosted by $231,000 in support from the leftist group TakeAction Minnesota, is following the lead of all such DAs by prosecuting police and releasing criminals. But the latest outrage may prove the last straw, with some residents demanding a recall election..

https://revolver.news/2023/08/calls-for-recall-after-female-minnesota-da-throws-the-book-at-cop-drops-all-charges-against-armed-robber-he-arrested/

A man accused of armed robbery stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase that resulted in a crash that killed 20-year-old Leneal Frazier. Moriarty prosecuted and convicted Brian Cummings, the cop who was driving, for criminal vehicular homicide, while dropping all charges against the alleged robber who started the chase, claiming it was “due to an inability to prove all of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt at this time.” At least he does remain in custody on other charges.

Cummings' attorney blasted Moriarty, saying his client “risked his life many times to protect people. He sits in jail, while “a gun toting thief, who bears responsibility for the death of Leneal Frazier, and stole from the innocent gets a break?  Minneapolis is a better place to be a criminal than a law enforcement officer.”

Sadly, that’s true of most Democrat-run cities these days. People don’t bother with local races, and the left has learned that that’s the way to sneak into power and destroy from within, like rats finding a hole in your siding. This is how “prosecutors” who only prosecute cops and citizens who try to stop criminals, get into power. A seemingly “small, local election” can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Voters in these cities had better start paying closer attention because the ballot box is about the only weapon of self-defense they still have.


Canceled

Vampyre Cosmetics, which describes itself as "proudly women owned, disabled owned and LGBT+ owned," released a statement saying they have canceled a planned line of makeup endorsed by rocker Alice Cooper because of his (eminently reasonable) comments about “transing” kids being “a fad.” They posted on their website, "We believe gender is a construct and has no place in our business” and “believe everyone should have access to healthcare.” (Editor’s note: Disfiguring confused children with unnecessary, permanent, body-altering drugs and surgery is not “healthcare.” It’s barbarism.)

Does anyone else think it’s hilariously ironic that the “edgy” makeup company Vampyr Cosmetics dropped their endorsement deal with the king of shock rock because he said something too shocking: that if you have male genitalia, you’re male; and if you have female genitalia, you’re female. They’re about as edgy as a muffin!

I read something recently that I thought was a great point, and I’m sorry I can’t remember the source, but it was that the left wants to force everyone to say they believe that men can become women and women become men because if they can make you agree to that without protest, they can make you agree to anything without protest.


20-20 Leftist Hindsight Round-Up:

While a number of people are calling for a return to mask mandates, a study shared by the NIH found that N95 surgical masks (the only kind that might do any good against COVID) expose wearers to eight times the recommended safety limit of toxic volatile organic compounds that have been linked to headaches, nausea, and in prolonged expose (like we’re being pressured to experience), organ failure and cancer.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12443319/Mask-study-published-NIH-suggests-N95-Covid-masks-expose-wearers-dangerous-level-toxic-compounds-linked-seizures-cancer.html

Residents of Oregon are increasingly supporting the repeal of their vote to decriminalize hard drugs. Who could've predicted that would have a down side?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/oregon-residents-increasingly-support-repealing-decriminalization-drugs

And you know how we all had to switch to paper straws because plastic straws were destroying the environment, according to…a 9-year-old’s science project? Well, now we’re being warned that the paper straws may contain “forever chemicals” that harm human health. They also turn to mush after about three sucks.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2023/08/25/forever-chemicals-paper-straws/9961692982142/


Two Must-Reads:

Derek Hunter on the history of Democrats lying about Republicans being “the next Hitler” or worse than Hitler. Also, the history of real dictators, who are uniformly on the left, what they do when they get into power, and how it’s exactly what the Biden White House is starting to do.

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2023/08/27/column-n2627582

And Alan Joseph Bauer, a writer from a family so deeply Democratic that his mother used to say “Better a dead Democrat than a live Republican,” lists the reasons why he is now urging everyone he knows, “Don’t vote Democratic.” It’s not your mom’s Democratic Party anymore.

https://townhall.com/columnists/alanjosephbauer/2023/08/26/dont-vote-democratic-n2627551


The More You Know…

Since Jack Smith’s most recent round of charges against President Trump are based on the idea that he knew he legitimately lost the election because he was told that by “experts,” it seems reasonable to take a look at who these so-called “experts” were. Revolver News did that and dug up some jaw-dropping info. In addition to the expected round-up of Deep State intelligence spooks who’d spent his entire Administration lying to and about Trump and trying to frame and remove him, there was also an agency you might not have even heard of until recently called CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

This shadowy cabal came to public notice recently when the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government revealed that CISA illegally set up a social media censorship division during the run-up to the election to pressure social media platforms to silence users, and then tried to cover it up when it was exposed. But (surprise!) it gets worse.

The founding director of CISA is Chris Krebs. The Foundation for Freedom looked into his past statements and discovered that he makes Joseph Stalin look like a Libertarian. To cite just a few examples:

He thought the Hunter Biden laptop looked like Russian disinformation but didn’t care if it was or not; the important thing was that the media not cover it before the election. He believed that every lawyer who represented conservatives challenging election irregularities should be permanently disbarred and banned from ever practicing law again. He hoped conservative news outlets would be bankrupted by Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuits, and that the same should happen to anyone in the media who questioned voting machines in 2020 (which he helped administer.) He had the same totalitarian views of anyone who questioned the government’s COVID-19 protocols, even wanting to censor humorous T-shirts. He even canceled his own Direct TV subscription just because they carried the conservative network OANN.

And Trump claims he didn’t believe it when people like this guy told him the election was on the up-and-up and his loss was totally legitimate? Well, obviously, he should be imprisoned!

(Please note, Mr. Smith, that I said that last part, so you can’t indict me, too. And if you claim I was just being sarcastic, I’ll say, “NO! Why, that’s RIDICULOUS!!”)


"Kicked in the gut"

Between claiming the border is secure, backing the castration of children, and congratulating itself on the great “Bidenomics” economy, I didn’t think it was possible for this Administration to become any more tone deaf or divorced from reality. But as Obama once said, never underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to (BLEEP) things up.

And so, as we approach the anniversary of possibly the darkest day in American history, September 11th (no, Joe, not January 6th), the Biden Administration is reportedly working on a plea deal to spare the planners of that incomprehensible terrorist mass murder from the death penalty.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-infuriates-9-11-families-plan-spare-terrorists-death-penalty-sickening-betrayal/

Under the deal, the architect of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four alleged co-conspirators would “accept criminal responsibility for their actions and plead guilty…in exchange for not receiving the death penalty,” according to CBS News. One man whose brother was killed in the assault on the World Trade Center said, “Here we are on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, and we are getting kicked in the gut by our own government once again.”

Others called it embarrassing, a betrayal and negotiating with terrorists, and suggested that it’s meant to keep the terrorists from revealing information about any Saudi role in 9/11.

Many survivors of 9/11 victims are enraged over this, but they can forget about confronting Biden over it during the upcoming commemoration ceremonies. Instead of attending the traditional ceremonies in New York City, Virginia or Pennsylvania, Biden will be in Alaska on 9/11.

https://apnews.com/article/biden-911-terrorist-attack-harris-alaska-8e58378865dc612a49d0a2dee80f2304

He’ll be returning from a G20 summit in India, where he’s reportedly thinking of privately meeting with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss a US-Saudi mega-deal. You know, the Saudi leader whom candidate Biden attacked Trump for dealing with and said he was going to make him “pay the price” and make him a “pariah” over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/17/politics/joe-biden-fist-bump-mbs-mohammed-bin-salman-white-house/index.html

Does Biden even remember that? Does he remember 9/11? All signs point to “no.”


Huckabee Video Links

If you missed my interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who might be the last prominent Democrat politician with any sense at all, then you have to watch this. Among other important topics, we discussed border security and the disaster Biden has made of it. RFK did what our “border czar” Kamala Harris has never done: he actually went to the border and watched what’s happening there, as buses filled with 55 illegal entrants apiece, all paying the Mexican cartels to bring them, arrive over and over, all day long, day in and day out.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=DDE839F2-4553-46D3-9AE1-3C091D73C004



Top aide to Trump Special Counsel was visiting Biden White House

So, how much contact has the office of so-called “independent” Trump special counsel Jack Smith had with the Biden White House?

(NOTE:  Just read through that question again in light of the fact that we’re in the middle of a presidential campaign between Trump and Biden.  We should not have to ask such a question.)

As Jesse Watters reported Monday evening, White House visitor logs suggest that a pretext for the Mar-A-Lago raid might have been determined in meetings there, and that the special counsel’s work is likely still being coordinated from there.

https://www.westernjournal.com/white-house-visitor-logs-show-quietly-met-administration-weeks-trump-indictment-report/

While Trump was in the process of negotiating with the National Archives about the materials he had moved to Mar-A-Lago, Jay Bratt of the DOJ, who is now top aide to Special Counsel Smith, visited the White House three times to meet first with deputy White House Counsel Chief of Staff Caroline Saba and, for the third meeting, White House Chief of Staff Adviser Katherine Reily.  An FBI agent from the DC field office, Danielle Ray, also attended one of the meetings.  It seems Bratt didn’t want to waste time negotiating with the Archives; he was itching to raid the place, and he encouraged the White House to go ahead with that plan.  Or maybe they were just as on board from the start; who knows?

Recall that Bratt was the one who visited Mar-A-Lago not long before the raid and advised security personnel to put an additional lock on the door to the basement where allegedly classified documents were held.  This was done, but President Biden later signed off on the raid anyway, and after the FBI got a warrant (from a local magistrate and Obama donor), armed agents went in by land, sea and air.  That was August 8 of last year, a day that will live in infamy.

After Trump had already been indicted by the Biden ‘Justice’ Department, Bratt was appointed top aide to Special Counsel Smith.  Then, in March of this year, Bratt returned to the White House for the third time.  Weeks after that, Trump received another indictment, this one over those so-called “classified” Mar-A-Lago documents.  Watters asks the big question:

“Why is the Biden White House conspiring with the Justice Department and the special counsel’s office to prosecute Donald Trump?”

Publicly, Biden has had no comment on the case --- not that he comments on much of anything --- and says he’s had nothing to do with it.  He said, “I have never, once, not one single time, suggested to the Justice Department what they should do or not do relative to bringing a charge or not bringing a charge.”  Well, maybe he actually is telling the truth and didn’t conspire with them one single time.  Maybe he conspired with them a number of times.   The visitor logs certainly suggest that.

(This might be a good place to mention that Biden also says he’s never, once, not one single time, spoken with any member of his family about their foreign business dealings.)

It’s sad to have to be so cynical these days.  But there’s a good reason:  the Biden White House’s utter lack of transparency about the “Biden family business” and also the administration’s blatant moves to commit massive “lawfare” against its #1 political opponent.  As noted yesterday, the government, as evidenced by what we already know, is “guilty until proven innocent.”  Consistent with that view, look at the rushed court dates that are lining up to coincide with critical times for the GOP primary and ‘24 election.

https://redstate.com/smoosieq/2023/08/28/breaking-march-trial-date-set-in-trumps-dc-2020-election-case-n2163134

Trump immediately announced that he would appeal the latest court date of the day before Super Tuesday, which couldn’t scream “Election Interference” any louder if it were Stacey Abrams with a megaphone.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-announces-move-trial-date-set-day-super-tuesday/

Even THE NEW YORK TIMES reported that Biden was a force behind the hurry-up timeline.  Thanks to Watters for highlighting this quote: “Mr. Biden confided to his inner circle that he believed former President Donald J. Trump was a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted, according to two people familiar with his comments.”  Also, “...while the president has never communicated his frustrations directly to Mr. Garland, he has said privately that he wanted Mr. Garland to act less like a ponderous judge and more like a PROSECUTOR [emphasis ours] who is willing to take decisive action.”

He didn’t have to speak directly to Garland to make his wishes known.  With his words, Biden was using the power of his office to go after a political rival.  Isn’t some pale version of that what Trump got impeached for?  Trump simply mentioned it, almost in passing, to a foreign leader in a phone call, while according to NYT sources, Biden personally pushed in behind-closed-doors White House meetings to mobilize the direct force of the American judicial system to prosecute Trump.

You know, the case could easily be made right here and now that if Biden directed his “inner circle” to do this, it was an impeachable offense.

Here’s a good write-up on that story, from the NEW YORK POST…

https://nypost.com/2023/08/26/biden-staffers-met-with-special-counsel-jack-smiths-aides-before-trump-indictment/

Of course, it’s impossible to tell from the visitor logs what was discussed during these meetings.  But given the timing and context, it seems pretty obvious.  As reported by the NY POST, “Critics and legal experts questioned why Bratt was taking meetings at all with the White House counsel’s office while part of an active investigation into President Biden’s likely 2024 Republican opponent.”

Former NYC mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, when asked if he believed the White House and special counsel were coordinating their prosecution of Trump, said, “You’re damn right I do.  What’s happening is, they have trashed every ethical rule that exists, and they have created a state police.  It is a Biden state prosecutor and a Biden state police.”  (Of course, you know that Giuliani himself has been indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, because a grand jury disagreed with the private [make that “private”] and personal legal advice he gave Trump.)

Recall that Bratt was in the news in June of this year, when the U.K. GUARDIAN reported that Stanley Woodward, the attorney for indicted Trump valet Walt Nauta, accused Bratt of bringing up his impending judgeship during a conversation about getting his client to “flip” and testify against Trump.  This is an extremely serious charge.  Woodward has an absolutely stellar reputation, and people who know him say it’s unthinkable that he would make it up.  Congress is looking into it.

Anyway, mark my word, with all the left’s lip service to “democracy,” this is about the opposite of democracy.  It’s ALL about keeping Trump off the ballot next year.  If the tactics they’ve tried don’t work, they’ll try others.  They are utterly deluded; they’ve so demonized Trump that they’re heroes in their own minds for doing everything they can to stop him.

And with the Fulton County arrest and Trump mugshot backfiring spectacularly, the next tactic will have to be to misuse the 14th Amendment to disqualify him for office.  Here’s how the mainstream news reports that, if you’re so inclined to see it…

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/14th-amendment-section-3-new-legal-battle-trump/story?id=102547316

A far better investment of your time would be the analysis of law Prof. Michael McConnell (who notes he is not a fan of Trump) about the “profoundly anti-democratic” abuse of the 14th Amendment.  If this precedent is set, partisan politicians at the state level will disqualify their opponents for public office.  Highly recommended reading...

https://reason.com/volokh/2023/08/12/prof-michael-mcconnell-responding-about-the-fourteenth-amendment-insurrection-and-trump/

………………..

RELATED READING:  I already wrote about this, but “in case you missed it,” it’s a must-read piece in REVOLVER NEWS from earlier this month, explaining how this most recent indictment of President Trump is, in effect, criminalizing what we might call “election denial.”  You’d think nobody had ever questioned an election before, when we know Democrats do it ALL the time.

This piece takes a look at the “experts” Trump was expected to believe about the validity of the election results, notably those at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or “CISA.”  CISA was so concerned about controlling narratives that they even set up, without legal authorization, a social media censorship division that even tried to censor humor.  (Them’s fightin’ words!)  These were propagandists led by head propagandist Chris Krebs, a cybersecurity expert from Microsoft who wanted to make sure the Hunter laptop story stayed hidden till after the 2020 election and even to see conservative media shut down.

So, Trump was supposed to believe “experts” like HIM about the election?  Why should he have?  And why should he have believed the intel community, after they tried to frame him for being a Russian agent?  No, Trump had plenty of reason to question any narrative they put forth, including about the election.  And questioning election results is not a crime.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

By the way, here’s something else that was hidden in 2020:  Did you know that fired prosecutor Viktor Shokin filed a complaint with Ukraine’s National Bureau of Investigation that year demanding an investigation of Joe Biden for “illegal influence on him as the prosecutor general of Ukraine” while he was investigating Burisma Holdings?  No?  Neither did anybody else.

Shokin claimed that Biden’s demand that he be fired violated Article 243 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code.  He said it was “interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine on the part of a foreign power in violation of one of the principles of international law.”

https://lidblog.com/viktor-shokin-filed-complaint-in-2020-demanded-probe-of-joe-biden-details/

Finally, guess how many documents the National Archives has bearing Biden synonyms “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware”?  If you guessed a whopping 5,400...you win!  Many thanks to the Southeastern Legal Foundation, which filed the FOIA request over a year ago.  On Monday, they sued for the release of the unredacted records...

National Archives has 5,400 Biden emails in which he uses fake names to dish government info to Hunter, others as VP: suit


Hurricane Idalia

At the time of this writing early on Tuesday morning, a state of emergency is in effect for much of Florida as Hurricane Idalia approaches the southwest coast as a category 1 hurricane. By the time it makes landfall, it’s expected to intensify to an even stronger storm with devastating winds and rain and potentially life-threatening storm surges.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-gov-desantis-expands-state-of-emergency-as-hurricane-idalia-expected-to-make-landfall-wednesday

If you live in its path, I hope you’ve evacuated, and if not, I hope you are prepared and that you and your animals will be safe. Please keep a close eye on the weather news and follow any emergency orders. Here's a link to a live stream of Fox News hurricane coverage.

https://www.foxweather.com/live

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Important Anniversary

August 28, 2023

August 28th marks the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s. historic “I Have a Dream” speech before a crowd of 250,000 during the 1963 March on Washington. As a kid growing up in the South at that time of Jim Crow laws, I was deeply moved by the Rev. King’s words about justice and brotherhood, and have always regarded him as a great spiritual leader, role model and American. His moving words helped me understand that racism is not just evil, it is a sin against the God who made us all in His own image.

That’s why it’s so upsetting to see how certain self-appointed spokespeople for black Americans are betraying his legacy. They use his name and image, but their goal of separating and judging Americans by race is the very antithesis of his dream, an America where we could all share a place at the same table and people were judged not by the color or their skin but by the content of their character. To serve their selfish and destructive political goals, they are busily reversing decades of racial progress.

I sometimes wonder, if he were alive today, would he be attacked by the left for preaching (yes, he was also a preacher, and a great one, which would also make him a target of the left) that our goal should be a colorblind society, a phrase they now revile as somehow racist. To understand radical leftists, you must remember that they constantly redefine terms to call things the opposite of what they are because nobody would follow them if they told you straight out what they really believe. That’s how we got today’s “anti-racism” movement that’s based entirely on judging people by their skin color. Or as we used to call that: “racism.”

This is a link to the history of the Rev. King’s speech, with photos and a full transcript. I urge you not to listen to those who will use this day to try to usurp his legacy and twist his words, but to go to the original source and watch or read that speech for yourself. It’s just as inspiring now as it was then, and sadly, just as timely.

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/i-have-a-dream-speech

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team! 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


What a surprise:

The Trump-hating judge in his election interference trial in DC rejected his attorneys' request to delay it to 2026 because of the mountain of alleged evidence Jack Smith dumped on them to go through, and instead decided it will start on the day before Super Tuesday primary elections.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/28/trump-trial-date-jack-smith/?pnespid=pLY7VzlJbbwd3uTb9z6yQ5GGswquSpBlcvOn2etorU1mHaIHdNvb9iHeOj9jBIEG38REw8Nwuw

If election interference is such a crime, why aren't all the people behind these trials facing trial themselves?


Close to home

Another day, another highly questionable and tragic FBI raid on an American’s home, this time in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where we film “Huckabee.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/fbi-kills-yet-another-american-home-time-100-disabled-veteran/

At this writing, they’ve yet to release much information, but we do know that an FBI SWAT team showed up at Theodore Deschler’s home at 6 a.m. to stage an arrest raid, breaking out windows and firing flash grenades. Deschler was shot to death. His mother called it “a senseless act.” She said her son was a “100% disabled veteran” with severe PTSD, and “He didn’t have a weapon on him. He was just trying to get out of the house because it was filled with tear gas.”

The FBI has yet to explain what allegedly justified this deadly assault. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family to raise money to try to repair their smashed and bullet-riddled home. You’ll find that and what little more we know at the link.


Tragic event

Former Canadian Olympic figure skater Alexandra Paul, who won a number of awards for ice dancing with her future husband Mitchell Islam, was killed in a seven-car chain reaction crash north of Toronto. She was 31. Her 10-month-old son was strapped into the back seat and survived.

https://www.westernjournal.com/beloved-olympic-figure-skater-31-killed-tragic-accident/

We extend our prayers and condolences to all who are affected by these tragic events.


Important Anniversary

August 28th marks the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s. historic “I Have a Dream” speech before a crowd of 250,000 during the 1963 March on Washington. As a kid growing up in the South at that time of Jim Crow laws, I was deeply moved by the Rev. King’s words about justice and brotherhood, and have always regarded him as a great spiritual leader, role model and American. His moving words helped me understand that racism is not just evil, it is a sin against the God who made us all in His own image.

That’s why it’s so upsetting to see how certain self-appointed spokespeople for black Americans are betraying his legacy. They use his name and image, but their goal of separating and judging Americans by race is the very antithesis of his dream, an America where we could all share a place at the same table and people were judged not by the color or their skin but by the content of their character. To serve their selfish and destructive political goals, they are busily reversing decades of racial progress.

I sometimes wonder, if he were alive today, would he be attacked by the left for preaching (yes, he was also a preacher, and a great one, which would also make him a target of the left) that our goal should be a colorblind society, a phrase they now revile as somehow racist. To understand radical leftists, you must remember that they constantly redefine terms to call things the opposite of what they are because nobody would follow them if they told you straight out what they really believe. That’s how we got today’s “anti-racism” movement that’s based entirely on judging people by their skin color. Or as we used to call that: “racism.”

This is a link to the history of the Rev. King’s speech, with photos and a full transcript. I urge you not to listen to those who will use this day to try to usurp his legacy and twist his words, but to go to the original source and watch or read that speech for yourself. It’s just as inspiring now as it was then, and sadly, just as timely.

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/i-have-a-dream-speech


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Helicopter crash

Sunday morning in Australia, an Osprey military helicopter crashed during an exercise, killing three US Marines and injuring 20 others, some critically. This is still a breaking story, and I hope you will pray for the injured to make a full recovery.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-military-aircraft-carrying-about-20-marines-crashes-over-australia-killing-3-injuring-others


Jacksonville shooting

There was a lot of tragic news over the weekend, and I hope you will keep these people and their families in your prayers…

Three black customers were killed in a Jacksonville, Florida, Dollar General Store Saturday when a 21-year-old white male entered and began shooting. He then turned the gun on himself. Police say it was a racially-motivated assault. The shooter had a history that involved domestic violence and mental illness. There is more at this link, but I warn you that it includes surveillance video that is very disturbing.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/florida-sheriff-identifies-victims-of-dollar-general-store-shooting-releases-sickening-surveillance-clips/ar-AA1fQZlf

 


Too old

An AP-NORC poll released Monday morning found that a staggering 77% of Americans think Joe Biden is too old to be effective in a second term. That seems like a no-brainer to me, since he’s too old to be effective in his first term, and he ain’t getting any younger.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/28/poll-wide-majority-view-joe-biden-as-too-old-for-high-office/

That view is held by 89% of Republicans and even 69% of Democrats, and it holds across all demographics. Even old people think Biden is too old to be President. Of course, this is not meant to imply that people become incompetent just because of their age. Each person is a separate case. I’m sure Joe would have been a lousy President at 50. And Mel Brooks is 97, but I’d trade Biden for him right now.


Denied bail

Democrats are shocked to learn that many black men are sympathetic to Donald Trump’s claims of being targeted for prosecution because of who he is rather than what he did. I wonder what rock they’ve been living under since the 1800s?

I can’t help wondering what black Americans will think when they hear that a white judge in Georgia released on bail all of the people charged under the ridiculous RICO case against Trump – except one. That was Harrison Floyd (what a coincidental last name!), who, also by sheer coincidence I’m sure, happened to be a Black outreach director for Trump’s 2020 campaign and the only non-white defendant.

She claimed that because of his prior record, the mixed martial artist and Marine veteran might be a flight risk and at risk of committing felonies. Which might explain why she denied him bail, but it doesn’t explain why she also denied him a public defender.

The magistrate judge ordered Floyd jailed until the superior court judge returns from vacation. Floyd’s attorney said there’s “no excuse” for this; superior court judges don’t hear bond matters, and state criminal law mandates that a defendant receive a bond amount within 24 hours. He called Floyd’s treatment “completely outside the regular course of order there.”

But then, you could say that about every indictment that’s been leveled against Trump, which might be why so many black people find it suspiciously familiar.


The More You Know…

Since Jack Smith’s most recent round of charges against President Trump are based on the idea that he knew he legitimately lost the election because he was told that by “experts,” it seems reasonable to take a look at who these so-called “experts” were. Revolver News did that and dug up some jaw-dropping info. In addition to the expected round-up of Deep State intelligence spooks who’d spent his entire Administration lying to and about Trump and trying to frame and remove him, there was also an agency you might not have even heard of until recently called CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

This shadowy cabal came to public notice recently when the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government revealed that CISA illegally set up a social media censorship division during the run-up to the election to pressure social media platforms to silence users, and then tried to cover it up when it was exposed. But (surprise!) it gets worse.

The founding director of CISA is Chris Krebs. The Foundation for Freedom looked into his past statements and discovered that he makes Joseph Stalin look like a Libertarian. To cite just a few examples:

He thought the Hunter Biden laptop looked like Russian disinformation but didn’t care if it was or not; the important thing was that the media not cover it before the election. He believed that every lawyer who represented conservatives challenging election irregularities should be permanently disbarred and banned from ever practicing law again. He hoped conservative news outlets would be bankrupted by Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuits, and that the same should happen to anyone in the media who questioned voting machines in 2020 (which he helped administer.) He had the same totalitarian views of anyone who questioned the government’s COVID-19 protocols, even wanting to censor humorous T-shirts. He even canceled his own Direct TV subscription just because they carried the conservative network OANN.

And Trump claims he didn’t believe it when people like this guy told him the election was on the up-and-up and his loss was totally legitimate? Well, obviously, he should be imprisoned!

(Please note, Mr. Smith, that I said that last part, so you can’t indict me, too. And if you claim I was just being sarcastic, I’ll say, “NO! Why, that’s RIDICULOUS!!”)


Not what you think it is

The attempt to blame the devastating Maui wildfires on climate change may have suffered a fatal blow with a lawsuit filed by the county government against Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries that officially blames the fires on their negligence. The lawsuit accuses HECO of failing to power down electrical equipment during a red flag windstorm warning as required, which meant live power lines blew into dry grasslands that were known wildfire fuel and ignited them.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-climate-change-blame-game-hawaii-fire-confronted-reality-maui-identifies-cause

But as previously noted here, the fires were also fanned by so many power and government officials prioritizing the “climate change” agenda over fire prevention that there’s plenty of blame to go around, not only for the fires starting but for the failure to put them out. So you could say that “climate change” did contribute indirectly to the fires, but not in the way that green activists claim.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/maui-wildfires-can-be-classified-as-first-woke-caused-disaster/


Catch-22

For younger readers who don’t know what a “Catch-22” is, this is a great example:

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/27/elon-exposes-hypocrisy-of-biden-doj-after-they-target-him-over-spacex-not-hiring-asylees-n2163121

The Biden DOJ is suing Elon Musk’s company SpaceX for discriminatory hiring practices for not hiring refugees and asylum seekers. Musk called this more of the weaponization of government, saying that this same Administration told SpaceX “repeatedly that hiring anyone who was not a permanent resident of the United States would violate international arms trafficking law, which would be a criminal offense. We couldn’t even hire Canadian citizens, despite Canada being part of NORAD!"

So he’s damned if he does hire non-US residents, and damned if it doesn’t. That leaves only one way to avoid prosecution by the Biden DOJ: Hire Hunter at $83,000 a month.


We’re in a fight to defeat the ruling elites’ criminal enterprise

One thing we’re glad to see:  Critics of the administration who used to temper their words out of fear of getting canceled are getting rarer.  Of course, that’s because some of them have already been canceled!  Here are a few searing quotes from “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams’ podcast “Coffee With Scott Adams,” on Friday morning (after Trump’s arraignment in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday):

“I have a hypothesis that I’m working on, and it goes like this…We would not be seeing the things we’re seeing if we had an actual President who was in charge.  In other words, my belief is that it’s now so obvious a criminal enterprise, and it’s so obviously a criminal prosecution, and it’s so far over the line, that no President would do that and turn his legacy to garbage.

“At this point, I would say Biden’s legacy is just criminal and garbage.”

“...It’s almost turning into a legal civil war, a ‘lawfare’ civil war.”

He compared the Democrat Party to a group of zombies, who seem to be acting in coordinated fashion but who have no discernable leader, and to winged monkeys who have taken over the palace.  He also said this:

“Citizens are innocent until proven guilty; the government is guilty until proven innocent, by transparency.  Transparency is the only thing that gets you a pass.  If you’ll let us inside, let us look around, audit when we need to, let people have access to whatever we need to, then I’m willing to say...carry on.”

“The moment transparency is not in full effect, the assumption has to be the worst case...the lack of transparency allows a reasonable person to say you have a criminal enterprise.”

And that’s where we are.  So, what do we do when we know, from the lack of transparency, that elections have been messed with?  As Mark Levin said Sunday night, when bureaucrats interfere in elections, “it is Congress, and only Congress, that has the final say in elections.  Not the Department of Justice, not a prosecutor, not a judge, not a grand jury.  The system is set up, Congress counts all the electors...We have constitutional illiterates and ignoramuses all over TV.  The election isn’t over until Congress says it’s over, and counts the electors.”

Levin was only too eager to speak of the criminal enterprise on his show, quoting from the official DOJ “Justice Manual”: “Federal prosecutors and agents may never select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”  (A look at the timeline for President Trump’s upcoming trial dates makes it unmistakably clear that this is all about election interference.)  The only time this may be done is when the U.S. Attorney General has approved it, so, of course, Merrick Garland is behind this.

Be sure and watch Levin’s opening monologue for much more on what the rule of law is SUPPOSED to be.  And in the following segment, he explains why the notion that a President can’t pardon himself at the state level is something somebody just made up.  The spirit of the law would be that he certainly could.

“If I’m wrong and the others are right,” he said, “the country is over.  There are thousands and thousands of DAs and assistant DAs and state prosecutors.  There are thousands of assistant U.S. attorneys; that’s bad enough.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335690174112

Levin also took a side trip into the archives for a look into Special Counsel Jack Smith’s background.  Did you know Smith was the one who first called the DOJ’s attention to the conservative “Tea Party” nonprofit groups --- not the many “progressive” ones, of course --- that Lois Lerner’s team ended up investigating when Obama was running for re-election?  This was back when he was leading the --- try not to laugh --- Public Integrity Section --- of the ‘Justice’ Department.

Ironically, Republicans at that time sought a special counsel to investigate THAT, with Smith’s actions cited as one reason.  Alas, the Public Integrity Unit (under Smith) decided not to open any investigation.  The only scrutiny was of the Tea Party groups, by the IRS...

Recall that the IRS later admitted their actions were wrong blah blah blah, and that Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment before Congress and retired with her full pension.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/trump-special-counsel-jack-smith-involved-lois-lerner-irs-scandal

Newt Gingrich, Levin’s guest, went into more detail about the ongoing criminal enterprise.  The real corruption, he said, lies with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (two ideological associates of Saul Alinsky), with Biden “the smallest of the three players.”  Their Alinsky grounding says “middle class rules don’t matter, the law doesn’t matter, honesty doesn’t matter, do whatever you can get away with.”  Obama and his people currently run the show; Biden “sort of floats along.”

“The depth of corruption is breathtaking.”  Most of us who have been “sleepwalking” don’t realize “the scale of the corruption taking over the system.”

For that reason, the investigation by the House Republicans needs to be “much broader and deeper,” he said, starting with subpoenaing all the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, “which is going to produce evidence of a level of wrongdoing, in terms of millions and millions of dollars, far beyond anything we’ve seen with Joe Biden.”

More generally, Gingrich stressed that the biggest challenge for the American people is to recognize that we are replacing the rule of law with the rule of power.  “What you saw in Atlanta was an arrogant, corrupt, dishonest, radical district attorney, who brings in, I think, an indictment that is insane, and makes no sense at all.  [That’s also] what you’re seeing with Jack Smith --- who, by the way, was repudiated unanimously by the Supreme Court when he tried to destroy Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia [by totally misstating the law and misleading the jury].

Gingrich believes this is precisely why Garland picked him --- he wanted a “rabid dog,” and he sure got one.  Garland would do “anything to get Trump,” in as biased a courtroom as it’s possible to get.

“When I watch lawyers try to explain all this,” he said, “I think they miss the point.  This isn’t about the law.  These people couldn’t care less about the law.  They are in a vendetta to destroy Donald Trump, because they’re terrified that if Trump becomes President again, having now had time to think through how corrupt, how dishonest, how outrageous they are, that he will tear apart their establishment.”

I would add that this is exactly why we need to re-elect him, and the American people increasingly understand this (including black men, many of whom identify with Trump as the victim of corrupt law enforcement policy).  As Gingrich said, Trump is no longer just a candidate; he’s the leader of a movement. That mugshot the Democrats coveted so much has already brought in over $7 million in campaign donations…to Trump.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-used-mug-shot-flip-script-democrats-paid-off-big-fundraising-numbers/

Trump didn’t need this persecution; he could have retired and left the country to whatever forces are set on controlling it.  But he’s still in there, fighting.

He really might be our last hope.  As Gingrich said, “If they can break Trump, then there’s nobody who’s gonna stand up against them, and we will become like Cuba or Nicaragua or a variety of other authoritarian systems.”  But if they lose, he said, given the opportunity we’ll have to see just how sick the system is, “the more likely it is we will reform it.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335609107112

RELATED:  Joe Biden might be relatively small potatoes in the garden of government corruption, but it’s important to get to the bottom of that right away.  Did you see fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s interview with FOX NEWS’ Brian Kilmeade over the weekend?  Here it is…

https://news.yahoo.com/former-top-ukraine-prosecutor-comes-001014759.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Shokin told Kilmeade that he knows pressure from Biden was the reason behind his firing, because former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told him.  He said he doesn’t have proof but believes both Joe and Hunter were taking bribes from Zlochevsky and Burisma.  More points from the interview are here...

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/26/viktor-shokin-ukraine-fired-hunter-biden-burisma-fox-interview-n2163095

Something else highly suggestive of corruption:  NEWSMAX White House correspondent James Rosen broke the news last week that the agency hosting the domain for the secret account used by Joe Biden’s alias “Robert L. Peters” was an elite --- but rather obscure --- IT unit of the Defense Department called the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.  It describes itself as a “combat support agency,” but Biden reportedly possessed “no statutory authority or duties relating to the Armed Forces, beyond the nomination of candidates for the Service Academy.”  The significance of Rosen’s discovery is unknown, but this agency sure looks like a place to hide something where no one would look.  We look forward to more updates from Rosen; here’s what we know so far…

https://www.newsmax.com/jamesrosen/rosen-biden-email/2023/08/23/id/1131750/


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One thing we’re glad to see:  Critics of the administration who used to temper their words out of fear of getting canceled are getting rarer.  Of course, that’s because some of them have already been canceled!  Here are a few searing quotes from “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams’ podcast “Coffee With Scott Adams,” on Friday morning (after Trump’s arraignment in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday):

“I have a hypothesis that I’m working on, and it goes like this…We would not be seeing the things we’re seeing if we had an actual President who was in charge.  In other words, my belief is that it’s now so obvious a criminal enterprise, and it’s so obviously a criminal prosecution, and it’s so far over the line, that no President would do that and turn his legacy to garbage.

“At this point, I would say Biden’s legacy is just criminal and garbage.”

“...It’s almost turning into a legal civil war, a ‘lawfare’ civil war.”

He compared the Democrat Party to a group of zombies, who seem to be acting in coordinated fashion but who have no discernable leader, and to winged monkeys who have taken over the palace.  He also said this:

“Citizens are innocent until proven guilty; the government is guilty until proven innocent, by transparency.  Transparency is the only thing that gets you a pass.  If you’ll let us inside, let us look around, audit when we need to, let people have access to whatever we need to, then I’m willing to say...carry on.”

“The moment transparency is not in full effect, the assumption has to be the worst case...the lack of transparency allows a reasonable person to say you have a criminal enterprise.”

And that’s where we are.  So, what do we do when we know, from the lack of transparency, that elections have been messed with?  As Mark Levin said Sunday night, when bureaucrats interfere in elections, “it is Congress, and only Congress, that has the final say in elections.  Not the Department of Justice, not a prosecutor, not a judge, not a grand jury.  The system is set up, Congress counts all the electors...We have constitutional illiterates and ignoramuses all over TV.  The election isn’t over until Congress says it’s over, and counts the electors.”

Levin was only too eager to speak of the criminal enterprise on his show, quoting from the official DOJ “Justice Manual”: “Federal prosecutors and agents may never select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party.”  (A look at the timeline for President Trump’s upcoming trial dates makes it unmistakably clear that this is all about election interference.)  The only time this may be done is when the U.S. Attorney General has approved it, so, of course, Merrick Garland is behind this.

Be sure and watch Levin’s opening monologue for much more on what the rule of law is SUPPOSED to be.  And in the following segment, he explains why the notion that a President can’t pardon himself at the state level is something somebody just made up.  The spirit of the law would be that he certainly could.

“If I’m wrong and the others are right,” he said, “the country is over.  There are thousands and thousands of DAs and assistant DAs and state prosecutors.  There are thousands of assistant U.S. attorneys; that’s bad enough.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335690174112

Levin also took a side trip into the archives for a look into Special Counsel Jack Smith’s background.  Did you know Smith was the one who first called the DOJ’s attention to the conservative “Tea Party” nonprofit groups --- not the many “progressive” ones, of course --- that Lois Lerner’s team ended up investigating when Obama was running for re-election?  This was back when he was leading the --- try not to laugh --- Public Integrity Section --- of the ‘Justice’ Department.

Ironically, Republicans at that time sought a special counsel to investigate THAT, with Smith’s actions cited as one reason.  Alas, the Public Integrity Unit (under Smith) decided not to open any investigation.  The only scrutiny was of the Tea Party groups, by the IRS...

Recall that the IRS later admitted their actions were wrong blah blah blah, and that Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment before Congress and retired with her full pension.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/trump-special-counsel-jack-smith-involved-lois-lerner-irs-scandal

Newt Gingrich, Levin’s guest, went into more detail about the ongoing criminal enterprise.  The real corruption, he said, lies with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (two ideological associates of Saul Alinsky), with Biden “the smallest of the three players.”  Their Alinsky grounding says “middle class rules don’t matter, the law doesn’t matter, honesty doesn’t matter, do whatever you can get away with.”  Obama and his people currently run the show; Biden “sort of floats along.”

“The depth of corruption is breathtaking.”  Most of us who have been “sleepwalking” don’t realize “the scale of the corruption taking over the system.”

For that reason, the investigation by the House Republicans needs to be “much broader and deeper,” he said, starting with subpoenaing all the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, “which is going to produce evidence of a level of wrongdoing, in terms of millions and millions of dollars, far beyond anything we’ve seen with Joe Biden.”

More generally, Gingrich stressed that the biggest challenge for the American people is to recognize that we are replacing the rule of law with the rule of power.  “What you saw in Atlanta was an arrogant, corrupt, dishonest, radical district attorney, who brings in, I think, an indictment that is insane, and makes no sense at all.  [That’s also] what you’re seeing with Jack Smith --- who, by the way, was repudiated unanimously by the Supreme Court when he tried to destroy Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia [by totally misstating the law and misleading the jury].

Gingrich believes this is precisely why Garland picked him --- he wanted a “rabid dog,” and he sure got one.  Garland would do “anything to get Trump,” in as biased a courtroom as it’s possible to get.

“When I watch lawyers try to explain all this,” he said, “I think they miss the point.  This isn’t about the law.  These people couldn’t care less about the law.  They are in a vendetta to destroy Donald Trump, because they’re terrified that if Trump becomes President again, having now had time to think through how corrupt, how dishonest, how outrageous they are, that he will tear apart their establishment.”

I would add that this is exactly why we need to re-elect him, and the American people increasingly understand this (including black men, many of whom identify with Trump as the victim of corrupt law enforcement policy).  As Gingrich said, Trump is no longer just a candidate; he’s the leader of a movement. That mugshot the Democrats coveted so much has already brought in over $7 million in campaign donations…to Trump.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-used-mug-shot-flip-script-democrats-paid-off-big-fundraising-numbers/

Trump didn’t need this persecution; he could have retired and left the country to whatever forces are set on controlling it.  But he’s still in there, fighting.

He really might be our last hope.  As Gingrich said, “If they can break Trump, then there’s nobody who’s gonna stand up against them, and we will become like Cuba or Nicaragua or a variety of other authoritarian systems.”  But if they lose, he said, given the opportunity we’ll have to see just how sick the system is, “the more likely it is we will reform it.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335609107112

 

RELATED:  Joe Biden might be relatively small potatoes in the garden of government corruption, but it’s important to get to the bottom of that right away.  Did you see fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s interview with FOX NEWS’ Brian Kilmeade over the weekend?  Here it is…

https://news.yahoo.com/former-top-ukraine-prosecutor-comes-001014759.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Shokin told Kilmeade that he knows pressure from Biden was the reason behind his firing, because former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told him.  He said he doesn’t have proof but believes both Joe and Hunter were taking bribes from Zlochevsky and Burisma.  More points from the interview are here...

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/26/viktor-shokin-ukraine-fired-hunter-biden-burisma-fox-interview-n2163095

Something else highly suggestive of corruption:  NEWSMAX White House correspondent James Rosen broke the news last week that the agency hosting the domain for the secret account used by Joe Biden’s alias “Robert L. Peters” was an elite --- but rather obscure --- IT unit of the Defense Department called the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.  It describes itself as a “combat support agency,” but Biden reportedly possessed “no statutory authority or duties relating to the Armed Forces, beyond the nomination of candidates for the Service Academy.”  The significance of Rosen’s discovery is unknown, but this agency sure looks like a place to hide something where no one would look.  We look forward to more updates from Rosen; here’s what we know so far…

https://www.newsmax.com/jamesrosen/rosen-biden-email/2023/08/23/id/1131750/

 

The More You Know...

August 28, 2023

Since Jack Smith’s most recent round of charges against President Trump are based on the idea that he knew he legitimately lost the election because he was told that by “experts,” it seems reasonable to take a look at who these so-called “experts” were. Revolver News did that and dug up some jaw-dropping info. In addition to the expected round-up of Deep State intelligence spooks who’d spent his entire Administration lying to and about Trump and trying to frame and remove him, there was also an agency you might not have even heard of until recently called CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

https://revolver.news/2023/08/this-may-be-the-darkest-most-ridiculous-part-of-the-latest-trump-indictment/

This shadowy cabal came to public notice recently when the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government revealed that CISA illegally set up a social media censorship division during the run-up to the election to pressure social media platforms to silence users, and then tried to cover it up when it was exposed. But (surprise!) it gets worse.

The founding director of CISA is Chris Krebs. The Foundation for Freedom looked into his past statements and discovered that he makes Joseph Stalin look like a Libertarian. To cite just a few examples:

He thought the Hunter Biden laptop looked like Russian disinformation but didn’t care if it was or not; the important thing was that the media not cover it before the election. He believed that every lawyer who represented conservatives challenging election irregularities should be permanently disbarred and banned from ever practicing law again. He hoped conservative news outlets would be bankrupted by Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuits, and that the same should happen to anyone in the media who questioned voting machines in 2020 (which he helped administer.) He had the same totalitarian views of anyone who questioned the government’s COVID-19 protocols, even wanting to censor humorous T-shirts. He even canceled his own Direct TV subscription just because they carried the conservative network OANN.

And Trump claims he didn’t believe it when people like this guy told him the election was on the up-and-up and his loss was totally legitimate? Well, obviously, he should be imprisoned!

(Please note, Mr. Smith, that I said that last part, so you can’t indict me, too. And if you claim I was just being sarcastic, I’ll say, “NO! Why, that’s RIDICULOUS!!”)

 


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Indictments galvanize support for Trump

That Trump mugshot that the Democrats dreamed of getting for years has already turned into their worst nightmare. It’s not only galvanized support for him among Republicans, it’s also made Independents and even some Democrats realize just how far the Dems have overreached in trying to criminalize their political opposition. It’s also already proving to be a fundraising bonanza for Trump and the greatest meme of the year.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-already-using-mugshot-democrats/

They must’ve forgotten that Trump is a media professional and knows how to convey his feelings through the camera. He put on an expression of righteous fury and resolve that reminds everyone who sees it of just how much the people responsible for this and all the other damage to America’s institutions deserve to be fired, and that Trump is the man to do it.

Joel B. Pollack at Breitbart.com writes that the mugshot has brought him to the realization of something I’ve been saying for months:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/25/blue-state-blues-democrats-beware-the-trump-mugshot-has-rallied-the-opposition/

“I found, to my surprise, once I saw the mugshot, that I felt excited, almost elated. Trump’s glowering face did not show pain or shame. It did not even show anger. It was a look of righteous indignation, the glare of a man who may be a prisoner now, but is actually in control. It was the expression he wore a thousand times on episodes of ‘The Apprentice.’ It was how he looked when he said, ‘You’re Fired.’ They will all be fired, if he wins. And half the country is prepared to do whatever it takes to give him the chance.”

Spot on, and thanks to the Dems for doing this to themselves. Contrary to their false narrative of Trump supporters being mindless cultists, I would support any Republican nominee, and I certainly don’t agree with everything Trump says and does (I often wince and wish he hadn’t hit “send” on some of his social media posts.) But I think only he has the strength, will, independence and now, motivation, to clean up the pile of rubble the Democrats have created and kick out the Deep Staters responsible.

If nothing else, compare these two photos and tell me which of these men you want representing the United States in dealing with the leaders of China, Russia, Iran, North Korea or any other hostile state.

https://dims.apnews.com/dims4/default/9f3bcb1/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2700x2700+0+0/resize/1440x1440!/format/webp/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.apnews.com%2F92%2F03%2F069ad1da98c67475656d4bf59318%2F8a78038c24a84b58846d4024c2e25136

https://i.imgflip.com/5ly5ob.png


Another potential labor strike on the horizon

Things have been going America’s way lately on the labor front, with a UPS drivers’ strike averted and the Hollywood writers and actors strikes going on indefinitely. But there’s another potential strike on the horizon: The United Auto Workers Union voted “overwhelmingly” to go on strike against major US automakers Ford, GM and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) if they don’t get a “fair deal” in contract negotiations.

https://redstate.com/beccalower/2023/08/25/uaw-threatens-strike-against-automakers-reminds-democrats-in-dc-of-their-obligation-to-big-labor-n2163059

That link goes into the interesting story-behind-the-story about this strike threat: that the UAW made it clear that they expect Democrats like Joe Biden whom the union helped to elect (often against the interests of its own members) to follow their “obligation” to big labor and take their side. But there’s also tension, with the UAW withholding its endorsement of Biden’s reelection because of his push to force automakers to build only electric cars, which you can see gathering dust at dealerships all over America, and kill the gas-powered SUVs people actually want to buy.

Author Becca Lower suggests that conservatives start “popping buckets of tasty popcorn” and get ready to watch the coming fireworks between the big union and the Democratic Party it assumed it owned but which is showing more deference to green radicals. I’d also like to remind autoworkers that it’s the Republicans who think Americans should have the freedom to buy any car they darn well want to.


A warning

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has a must-read column for GOP party officials, warning them that what happened under Obama that sank the Democrats for years – the erosion of state and local Democrat Parties – is happening now to the GOP, and they’d better take fast action to prevent it.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/26/state-republican-parties-are-struggling-all-over-n2626571


CPAC turmoil

There appears to be some major turmoil going on inside CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Committee.) Several officers of CPAC and its parent, the ACU (American Conservative Union) have resigned over accusations of financial and sexual improprieties by CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp. The latest is ACU vice chairman Charlie Gerow, who resigned and called for an independent investigation of Schlapp and a forensic audit of CPAC’s finances.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2023/08/25/cpac-vice-chairman-resigns-demands-investigation-into-matt-schlapp/


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Déjà Vu All Over Again:

How many times does Kyle Rittenhouse have to be harassed via the legal system for actions that have already been found by a jury to be self-defense?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2023/08/25/kyle-rittenhouse-is-being-sued-again-and-the-lawyer-is-making-insane-claims-n2627570


It is the Republican Party’s fault!

A columnist for the leftist Daily Beast has figured out what’s behind the Muslim community’s rejection of “transgender” propaganda. Can you guess? Sure, you can! It’s Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s fault! If it weren't for them, Muslims would LOVE the radical LGBTQ agenda.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2023/08/22/popular-leftist-talking-head-blames-muslim-opposition-to-trans-madness-on-guess-who-n1721111

 


Sad news

God told Bob Barker to "Come on up..."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bob-barker-dead-longtime-price-is-right-host-dies-99


Fake News Alert! 

No, Donald Trump did not sign over the deed to Mar-A-Lago to his son Don Jr. in some unclear scheme to commit fraud or something. But the thought of being able to “get Trump” on something excited a lot of media outlets so much that they couldn’t be bothered with any pesky fact-checking and just ran with it. Any wonder why people trust used car salesmen more than "journalists"? 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/25/exclusive-fake-news-busted-donald-trump-jr-did-not-acquire-mar-a-lago/


“Huckabee” Preview

Join me tonight for a very special news-making edition of “Huckabee” on TBN. I always invite Democrats to come on for a civil discussion, but I get few takers. This week, a major name took me up on it. I’ll be talking with Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and see if we can find some common ground. I’ll also welcome author, TV/radio host and car wax king Barry Maguier and laugh at the news on “In Case You Missed It.” You’ll love the wonderful animal act, the Amazing Veranica and her Incredible Friends. And we’ll top it off with some terrific music from jazz/gospel saxophone master Phil French.

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Court Case to Watch Closely:

If the Supreme Court agrees to hear this case and rules in favor of the actual rule of law, it could overturn hundreds of convictions in which politically-motivated prosecutors and activist judges stretched and twisted the law to railroad nonviolent January 6th defendants into prison for up to 20 years. And let's never forget that this was while they were letting violent leftist rioters off the hook with no bail and no charges in blue cities across America (including Washington, DC.) 

https://revolver.news/2023/08/hold-on-j6-political-prisoners-the-supreme-court-could-overturn-this-nightmare/


Biden wants to limit alcohol

I’m a teetotaler, but I can understand why anyone who’s trying to survive the Biden economy and this White House’s attempts to take away everything that makes life livable, from cars to washing machines to air conditioners and ceiling fans during a heat wave, might want to enjoy a cold beer. Well, sorry! Turns out the DC Democrats have decided that’s another thing they need to take away from you for your own good.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-alcohol-czar-says-us-may-follow-canada-limit-beers-two-week

George Koob, the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Biden’s “alcohol czar” (who knew we even had one of those?), said they are considering following Canada’s lead and changing the official recommended alcohol intake from two drinks a day for men and one for women to only two drinks a week for both. Well, that would at least eliminate the need to define what a “woman” is.

As you might expect, this is going over like Bud Light at a Trump rally. Republicans say it’s yet another example of Democrat elites thinking they know how to tell people to run every aspect of their lives. But Koob said that "if there's health benefits, I think people will start to re-evaluate” drinking more than two beers a week (Sure, they will! History certainly teaches us that.)

For the record, Koob admits that he does partake of a couple of glasses of "buttery Californian Chardonnay'' a week. That is the least surprising part of this story.


Good advice from Oliver Anthony

From the moment Virginia farmer and singer/songwriter Oliver Anthony’s protest song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral, leftwing media outlets (and some establishment conservative ones as well) have been attacking him and the song as tools of the “right wing” – even though I told you from the start that Anthony made it clear he’s not a political partisan. Leftists see the way that song resonated with all working Americans (there was even a rap remix) as a threat to their elitist rule, so they had to follow “Rule for Radicals #13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

And so, in their slanderous narrative, Anthony was frozen as a backwoods bumpkin misled by MAGA extremists into believing rightwing disinformation about America’s wealthy and political classes being a bunch of out-of-touch, self-serving, Godless pedophiles who don't care about working Americans (because how else would anyone reach such a conclusion?)  Fortunately, it appears that people have seen this tactic enough times to recognize it for what it is and ignore it.

Anthony himself has now spoken out against both Republicans who try to claim him and Democrats who attack him, as well as people who try to make the song about politics and use it to make themselves relevant. He said it cracked him up to hear it played at the GOP debate because “I wrote that song about those people,” but not just them. He also said it has nothing to do with Joe Biden, and is “a lot bigger” than Biden. Pointing to the comments on YouTube, he said, “I don’t know that I’ve seen anything get such positive response from such a diverse group of people.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/rich-men-north-richmond-singer-responds-songs-use-gop-debate-wrote-song-people/

Later, he tweeted this: “I. Don't. Support. Either. Side. Politically. Not the left, not the right. I’m about supporting people and restoring local communities. Now, go breathe some fresh air and relax. Please? :) I'm not worth obsessing over, I promise. Go spend time with your loved ones.”

https://twitter.com/AintGottaDollar/status/1695244913208602880

Good advice. Since it’s the weekend, I think my staff and I will do just that. I’ll leave you with some Sunday laughs courtesy of the Babylon Bee.  See you tomorrow!

https://babylonbee.com/news/fulton-county-releases-first-official-portrait-of-the-47th-president-of-the-united-states

https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-indicted-for-looking-too-handsome-in-mugshot

https://babylonbee.com/news/man-accused-of-violently-trying-to-overthrow-government-peacefully-turns-himself-in-again

https://babylonbee.com/news/winner-of-republican-debate-declared-to-be-anyone-who-didnt-watch-the-republican-debate

https://babylonbee.com/news/india-accused-of-faking-moon-landing-photo-featuring-bollywood-dancers-an-astronaut-on-a-tiger-a-man-riding-a-rocket-narrowly-escaping-explosion-as-he-backflips-onto-lunar-surface

https://babylonbee.com/news/robbers-announce-they-may-have-to-leave-san-francisco-because-everythings-been-robbed


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On Thursday evening, President Trump turned himself in (I refuse to use the word “surrendered”) at the Fulton County jail, to be booked on 13 counts, including racketeering --- even though the act of challenging election results has never before been criminalized. Are you listening, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?

Before arriving at the jail, Trump shook up his legal team by replacing his lead attorney with Steven Sadow, who apparently anticipated Willis’ use of RICO and criticized this strategy as a way for prosecutors to introduce evidence that would not be admissible otherwise.  Sounds like a strong addition to the team.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-legal-team-sadow/2023/08/24

The process of booking Trump took 15 minutes, and, yes, they did take a mug shot, the expression of which we think fits the occasion perfectly.  This is the seething rage of a fighter.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/donald-trump-mugshot-released-georgia-booking-first-ever-former-us-president

Trump also came in at 6’3” and 215 pounds.  As you’ll see, his good physical shape was dismaying to those on the left, and right now, we’ll take our amusement where we can get it.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-booking-height-weight-sets-social-media-ablaze

Speaking of mug shots, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says his symbolizes “a chance to fight for my country.”  Watch the video and be inspired.  “Fani Willis,” he said after his arraignment, “will go down in American history for conducting one of the worst attacks on the American Constitution.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/rudy-giuliani-georgia-2020-election-case/2023/08/23

Jonathan Turley said Trump’s mug shot is an example of people seeing the same thing differently.  For Willis and the Democrats, the picture is a “trophy kill” to be admired, while for the other half of the country, it’s “a deeply upsetting moment, where they believe it’s the result of weaponizing our judicial system.”  (You know which side is correct about that, and so does Turley.)  He sees the disconnect being a reaction to the “overreach” that this case is.  Willis is “using the RICO statute for great advantage,” Turley said, referring to her desire to try all 19 defendants together, “because they’re all part of a ‘conspiracy.’”

Yes, Willis wants a big show trial.  But the allegations are “extremely weak,” Turley said, especially as pertaining to President Trump.  Willis will have trouble, he said, and “it’s going to get messy,” noting that the March trial date she set “really borders on the laughable.”  Question:  So why did she initially want to set her trial to start the day before the Super Tuesday primary elections? (Perhaps feeling the heat, at the last minute, Willis requested a new start date.)

Turley called this “criminalizing the challenging of elections,” when Democrats have certainly challenged their share.  “The whole case is based on this theory that Donald Trump really didn’t mean it,” he said --- that he didn’t really think he had won.  Even if that were true (it isn’t), Democrats challenged Trump’s election in 2016 on no grounds at all.  “In Donald Trump’s case, he insists that he does believe that Georgia could have been flipped with a recount.”

The way Fani Willis portrayed Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger, Turley said, “I think, is really evidence of the bias and unfairness…of this indictment.”

Sean Hannity, whose FOX NEWS show came on just after Trump was arraigned, started with a history lesson, which Huckabee readers will know:  Democrats challenged the results of a presidential election themselves, with an alternate slate of electors in Hawaii to support John F. Kennedy in case the count in that state turned out differently.  In another case, the extremely contentious presidential election of 1876, three states nominated alternate electors.  That is to say, ALTERNATE SLATES OF ELECTORS ARE NOTHING NEW, and nobody has ever been charged with a crime for this until now.

(And let’s not forget all these Hollywood celebrities who need to be indicted on RICO charges for attempting to influence electors in the 2016 election:

https://time.com/4603254/celebrities-electoral-college-donald-trump-video/ )

In fact, the left has gone so far this time, it’s almost beyond belief.  President Trump is looking at charges for 91 felonies, punishable by 700 years in prison.  Conveniently, all the trials are supposed to be starting during the time leading into the GOP primaries and the ‘24 general election.  What are the odds that it would just happen this way?

To do this, they had to stretch the law as far as it could conceivably go, and even farther, to try and stop the GOP candidate whom polls show is by far the strongest.  We’ve offered numerous opinions by noted legal experts that boiled down to “What the @#$%!”  Also note that Fulton County DA Fani Willis refused to say whether or not she’s had communications with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office.  We all know that if she could deny that, she would.

Willis is currently in a fight to keep this trial in the Georgia courts, after defendants Mark Meadows and Jeffrey Clark filed motions to move their cases to federal court.  She argued Wednesday before the federal district court of Northern Georgia.  Here’s where they are with that…

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fani-willis-trump-indictment-mark-meadows/2023/08/23/

Hannity shared a clip from CNN showing the deplorable conditions in the “notorious” (that’s the word often used) Fulton County jail --- filth, insects, overflowing toilets, broken air conditioning.  Someone might ask DA Willis why the conditions at her jail are so notoriously atrocious.  Is it because they were awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump and fantasizing about putting him in there?  Or is it just more general incompetence?

Dan Bongino suggested that Trump shouldn’t pay the $200,000 bail, knowing that the Secret Service had the authority to say that conditions inside the Fulton County jail were not safe for the President.  We would’ve loved to see the chaos that would have ensued if Trump had taken this tack.  Too bad we’ll never know, because he paid the bail and got the heck out of there.

Trump was subdued as he came out, saying to the press that “it’s a sad day for America,” and it was.  He said that what we’re seeing now is election interference, and it is. But he was more combative later, returning to Twitter (“X”) for the first time in two years to post his mugshot and this message: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE – NEVER SURRENDER!” and his website.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/24/trump-has-returned-to-twitter-heres-his-first-post-in-years-n2627521

FOX NEWS legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, appearing on Hannity’s show, reiterated what we already know:  that the DA would have to prove President Trump had a criminal state of mind; that is, that he was aware that what he was doing was unlawful.  “Everything we know about his conduct,” Jarrett said, shows that “he thought he was availing himself properly of the legal process.”  Exhibit A, Jarrett said, is Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, “in which he is complaining about ballot irregularities, faulty machines, valid votes that aren’t being counted, invalid votes that are being counted, election laws that are being violated, petitions that are being ignored, and in the end, he is demanding a recount and a review, which, by the way...Raffensperger has a duty to do.”  Trump was simply asking him to carry out his responsibility.

Jarrett pointed out that DA Willis lied in an earlier filing, claiming that Trump said, “YOU need to find 11,780 votes.”  But read the transcript of the call, and you’ll see that Trump wasn’t saying that at all.  He thought he had MANY thousands more legitimate, uncounted votes than that, and he was just letting them know that this was the number required.  “It’s perfectly lawful,” Jarrett said.  In fact, as Jonathan Turley said that if you do a statewide review in a state like Georgia, “that’s not a lot.”  It’s “not criminal --- it’s making a case for a recount.”

Also, it’s against the Canon of Ethics for prosecutors to run for office on a promise to put someone behind bars, Jarrett said.  “Their duty is to see that justice is done, not to gain a conviction based on their own ambitions and desire to advance their career.   That’s what Fani Willis has done, what Letitia James [has done], as well as Alvin Bragg.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335523453112

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has opened an investigation into Willis’ indictment of Trump and the possible motivations behind it.  Among many other issues, like the suspicious timing of the case and Willis’ motivation, Jordan has questions about whether federal funds and/or federal law enforcement agencies or officials were used in the investigation into Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, John Eastman and a bevy of others who were indicted.

“The committee is demanding the DA’s office turn over all documentation of its use of federal funds, communications with the DOJ or its components, and any records of cooperation with officials of the executive branch.”  That might make interesting reading, unless they knew better than to put anything in writing.

Jordan cited “the threat that such state prosecutions can pose to the operations of the federal government.”  Indeed, legal experts have said they shouldn’t even be overlapping with federal prosecutions this way.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jim-jordan-donald-trump-probe

Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer appeared on the Hannity show Thursday night.  Jordan said they had three questions for Fani Willis:

1)  Did you coordinate with the Biden administration?

2)  Did you work with Special Counsel Jack Smith?

3)  Did you use federal funds to go after Trump?  (They know Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg did.)

What, you might ask, is the significance of using federal funds?  If she did that, her office is subject to congressional oversight.  If anyone needs some oversight, it’s her.

 

 


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Romans 8:28

 


Too bad

It’s too bad today’s Democrats want to trash our entire shared cultural heritage. If they had some regard for learning from the past, they might know the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.” Or that you never open a Pandora’s box. They might even have heard the story about the dog that chased cars until it caught one, then didn’t know what to do with it.

Knowing any of those things might have prevented them from acting on their rabid Trump hatred with all these bogus legal charges that some Democrats must be starting to realize by now are ticking time bombs waiting to blow up in their faces.

First, they’ve now established a precedent of criminalizing election challenges (and Democrats challenge every election they lose) and prosecuting Presidents at a time when their own President and his family are looking more like “The Godfather” crossed with “House of Cards” every day (FYI, unlike the Trump indictments, those shows and the Biden investigation both involved REAL crimes.)

Second, their mindless lust to see a mugshot of Trump was finally sated – only to have it make Trump look like a furious boss who’s coming after them and to instantly rally and solidify support for Trump.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/25/blue-state-blues-democrats-beware-the-trump-mugshot-has-rallied-the-opposition/

It had barely been released before Trump PACS were selling T-shirts and mugs sporting it. Remember what it was like having a President who knew how to make money instead of just spending other people’s?

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/25/cnn-fears-the-worst-about-trumps-mugshot-n2163025

Dems dreamed for years of getting a Trump mugshot; now, like a haunted painting, his eyes will follow them everywhere. By the way, with all the coming investigations of Fani Willis’ politicized prosecutorial misconduct and her history of spreading false election conspiracy theories, I look forward to buying a T-shirt with her mugshot on it.

Third, if they think that a criminal prosecution or even a conviction will prevent someone from being a President, they seem to have forgotten (or never learned) the history of their own fellow leftists. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted on various charges and spent 580 days in prison before the high court finally found the judge biased and the charges illegal. He’s now the current President of Brazil, having become the first former President to defeat an incumbent. And let’s not forget Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before becoming President of South Africa.

If Trump really wants to make liberals’ heads explode, he should sell T-shirts that show his mugshot next to Mandela’s!

Finally, aside from normalizing prosecutions of political opponents, there’s another Pandora’s Box they’ve opened. Or maybe more like a boomerang with a bomb attached. For the past few years, Democrats and their trained poodles in the media have enforced the idea that anyone who voices doubts about the 2020 election is a rightwing conspiracy nut who believes in “The Big Lie!” They claim the evidence presented was so unconvincing that courts threw it all out. Actually, in many cases, judges refused even to look at it on technical grounds like “lack of standing.”

Now, by indicting Trump for challenging an election and making his guilt dependent on whether he really believed it was stolen, they’ve launched a group of high-profile cases in which Trump has standing to enter into the court record all the evidence that made him believe there was election chicanery. And with the power of discovery, he might be able to find even more. Oops!

Check out this MUST-READ article by Matt Kane that lists some of the eye-popping anomalies Trump will be able to bring up in court to show why he legitimately thought the election was stolen, and that it was his constitutional duty as President to demand it be investigated.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/08/trump_can_prove_it.html

Related: In case anyone is pixelated enough not to see these indictments as rank political assaults, note that President Biden used Trump’s booking day to solicit campaign donations on Twitter. This might be the first time that his Administration has actually kept its promise to be utterly transparent.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/24/oe-biden-celebrates-trumps-arrest-as-a-great-day-to-donate-to-his-campaign/


“Fetal heartbeat bill” is upheld by SC Supreme Court

Wednesday, South Carolina’s Supreme Court upheld by a 4-1 vote the state’s new “Fetal heartbeat bill” that bans abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, about six weeks into pregnancy. The Court struck down a similar law a few months ago, but the majority ruled that while the law does infringe on "a woman’s right of privacy and bodily autonomy," the state Legislature reasonably determined in this bill that those interests don’t outweigh "the interest of the unborn child to live." More at the link…

https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-supreme-court-upholds-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-ban


Confirmed dead

Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the mercenary leader working for Russia in Ukraine who briefly rebelled against Vladimir Putin in June, has been confirmed dead by Russian authorities in a plane crash 100 miles northwest of Moscow. Not to be flippant, but did anyone have “August 23rd in their office betting pools?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/08/23/russia-confirms-prigozhins-death-and-a-top-general-is-dismissed-in-putins-purge-n1721505


Biden “Border Security” In A Nutshell:

If you can’t remove the wall entirely and sell it for scrap metal, then weld the gate open so illegal immigrants can just “come on in!” Even the illegal migrants are stunned by how incredibly easy Biden’s made it for them. Those silly gooses actually thought there were going to be border guards!

https://www.westernjournal.com/easy-get-us-migrants-waltz-border-gates-welded-open-biden-administration/


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Censorship 1 - Free Speech 0

In chilling news for free speech, a Canadian court sided with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and ordered psychologist and author Jordan Peterson to pay a $25,000 fine and attend a reeducation program on “professionalism in public statements” for expressing his personal views that conflict with his profession’s leftist dogma. They rejected his argument that those were his “off-duty” opinions, not made in his capacity as a clinical psychologist. He says they were mostly comments about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the “trans insanity.”

https://redstate.com/wardclark/2023/08/23/jordan-peterson-ordered-to-undergo-re-education-n2162968

The presiding judge claimed that this "is not disciplinary and does not prevent Dr. Peterson from expressing himself on controversial topics." No, why would imposing a $25,000 fine and a forced re-education session make him – or anyone else observing this – think they’re not allowed to speak freely? Peterson warns that even those who aren’t terrified into silence might censor themselves because they can’t afford the expensive legal battles they’d face.

At the link, writer Ward Clark makes the case that just because this is Canada, don’t think it can’t happen here. In fact, leftists are diligently working to make it a criminal offence to disagree with them. We’ve already seen how they’ve colluded with government agencies to pressure social media companies to silence opinions they don’t like. Clark points out that they’ve also been working on redefining speech that makes someone “uncomfortable” as “hate speech,” or even “violence,” so that disagreeing with leftists can be prosecuted as if it were an actual assault. I love the quote he cites about free speech from Thomas Jefferson: "If it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my back, it's none of my business."

The only assault taking place is on our God-given First Amendment rights.

While FEMA is taking flak for its slow response in helping people who’ve lost everything in the devastating Maui wildfires, you can’t say they haven’t been busy finding accommodations for some people who need temporary housing. Unfortunately, those people are mostly FEMA officials who are booking rooms at luxurious Hawaiian resorts for up to $1,000 a night at taxpayer expense.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/08/23/fema-officials-enjoy-luxury-hotels-as-displaced-maui-residents-need-aid-n1721414


It is the Republican Party’s fault!

A columnist for the leftist Daily Beast has figured out what’s behind the Muslim community’s rejection of “transgender” propaganda. Can you guess? Sure, you can! It’s Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s fault! If it weren't for them, Muslims would LOVE the radical LGBTQ agenda.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2023/08/22/popular-leftist-talking-head-blames-muslim-opposition-to-trans-madness-on-guess-who-n1721111

 


Gannett’s diversity problem

Why, oh why, are big liberal media outlets such hotbeds of racism?!

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/michaelcantrell/2023/08/23/lawsuit-reveals-racism-at-the-countrys-biggest-newspaper-publisher-n1721493


President Trump arraigned in Fulton County, GA, for non-criminal acts

On Thursday evening, President Trump turned himself in (I refuse to use the word “surrendered”) at the Fulton County jail, to be booked on 13 counts, including racketeering --- even though the act of challenging election results has never before been criminalized. Are you listening, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?

Before arriving at the jail, Trump shook up his legal team by replacing his lead attorney with Steven Sadow, who apparently anticipated Willis’ use of RICO and criticized this strategy as a way for prosecutors to introduce evidence that would not be admissible otherwise.  Sounds like a strong addition to the team.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-legal-team-sadow/2023/08/24

The process of booking Trump took 15 minutes, and, yes, they did take a mug shot, the expression of which we think fits the occasion perfectly.  This is the seething rage of a fighter.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/donald-trump-mugshot-released-georgia-booking-first-ever-former-us-president

Trump also came in at 6’3” and 215 pounds.  As you’ll see, his good physical shape was dismaying to those on the left, and right now, we’ll take our amusement where we can get it.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-booking-height-weight-sets-social-media-ablaze

Speaking of mug shots, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says his symbolizes “a chance to fight for my country.”  Watch the video and be inspired.  “Fani Willis,” he said after his arraignment, “will go down in American history for conducting one of the worst attacks on the American Constitution.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/rudy-giuliani-georgia-2020-election-case/2023/08/23

Jonathan Turley said Trump’s mug shot is an example of people seeing the same thing differently.  For Willis and the Democrats, the picture is a “trophy kill” to be admired, while for the other half of the country, it’s “a deeply upsetting moment, where they believe it’s the result of weaponizing our judicial system.”  (You know which side is correct about that, and so does Turley.)  He sees the disconnect being a reaction to the “overreach” that this case is.  Willis is “using the RICO statute for great advantage,” Turley said, referring to her desire to try all 19 defendants together, “because they’re all part of a ‘conspiracy.’”

Yes, Willis wants a big show trial.  But the allegations are “extremely weak,” Turley said, especially as pertaining to President Trump.  Willis will have trouble, he said, and “it’s going to get messy,” noting that the March trial date she set “really borders on the laughable.”  Question:  So why did she initially want to set her trial to start the day before the Super Tuesday primary elections? (Perhaps feeling the heat, at the last minute, Willis requested a new start date.)

Turley called this “criminalizing the challenging of elections,” when Democrats have certainly challenged their share.  “The whole case is based on this theory that Donald Trump really didn’t mean it,” he said --- that he didn’t really think he had won.  Even if that were true (it isn’t), Democrats challenged Trump’s election in 2016 on no grounds at all.  “In Donald Trump’s case, he insists that he does believe that Georgia could have been flipped with a recount.”

The way Fani Willis portrayed Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger, Turley said, “I think, is really evidence of the bias and unfairness…of this indictment.”

Sean Hannity, whose FOX NEWS show came on just after Trump was arraigned, started with a history lesson, which Huckabee readers will know:  Democrats challenged the results of a presidential election themselves, with an alternate slate of electors in Hawaii to support John F. Kennedy in case the count in that state turned out differently.  In another case, the extremely contentious presidential election of 1876, three states nominated alternate electors.  That is to say, ALTERNATE SLATES OF ELECTORS ARE NOTHING NEW, and nobody has ever been charged with a crime for this until now.

(And let’s not forget all these Hollywood celebrities who need to be indicted on RICO charges for attempting to influence electors in the 2016 election:

https://time.com/4603254/celebrities-electoral-college-donald-trump-video/ )

In fact, the left has gone so far this time, it’s almost beyond belief.  President Trump is looking at charges for 91 felonies, punishable by 700 years in prison.  Conveniently, all the trials are supposed to be starting during the time leading into the GOP primaries and the ‘24 general election.  What are the odds that it would just happen this way?

To do this, they had to stretch the law as far as it could conceivably go, and even farther, to try and stop the GOP candidate whom polls show is by far the strongest.  We’ve offered numerous opinions by noted legal experts that boiled down to “What the @#$%!”  Also note that Fulton County DA Fani Willis refused to say whether or not she’s had communications with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office.  We all know that if she could deny that, she would.

Willis is currently in a fight to keep this trial in the Georgia courts, after defendants Mark Meadows and Jeffrey Clark filed motions to move their cases to federal court.  She argued Wednesday before the federal district court of Northern Georgia.  Here’s where they are with that…

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fani-willis-trump-indictment-mark-meadows/2023/08/23/

Hannity shared a clip from CNN showing the deplorable conditions in the “notorious” (that’s the word often used) Fulton County jail --- filth, insects, overflowing toilets, broken air conditioning.  Someone might ask DA Willis why the conditions at her jail are so notoriously atrocious.  Is it because they were awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump and fantasizing about putting him in there?  Or is it just more general incompetence?

Dan Bongino suggested that Trump shouldn’t pay the $200,000 bail, knowing that the Secret Service had the authority to say that conditions inside the Fulton County jail were not safe for the President.  We would’ve loved to see the chaos that would have ensued if Trump had taken this tack.  Too bad we’ll never know, because he paid the bail and got the heck out of there.

Trump was subdued as he came out, saying to the press that “it’s a sad day for America,” and it was.  He said that what we’re seeing now is election interference, and it is. But he was more combative later, returning to Twitter (“X”) for the first time in two years to post his mugshot and this message: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE – NEVER SURRENDER!” and his website.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/24/trump-has-returned-to-twitter-heres-his-first-post-in-years-n2627521

FOX NEWS legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, appearing on Hannity’s show, reiterated what we already know:  that the DA would have to prove President Trump had a criminal state of mind; that is, that he was aware that what he was doing was unlawful.  “Everything we know about his conduct,” Jarrett said, shows that “he thought he was availing himself properly of the legal process.”  Exhibit A, Jarrett said, is Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, “in which he is complaining about ballot irregularities, faulty machines, valid votes that aren’t being counted, invalid votes that are being counted, election laws that are being violated, petitions that are being ignored, and in the end, he is demanding a recount and a review, which, by the way...Raffensperger has a duty to do.”  Trump was simply asking him to carry out his responsibility.

Jarrett pointed out that DA Willis lied in an earlier filing, claiming that Trump said, “YOU need to find 11,780 votes.”  But read the transcript of the call, and you’ll see that Trump wasn’t saying that at all.  He thought he had MANY thousands more legitimate, uncounted votes than that, and he was just letting them know that this was the number required.  “It’s perfectly lawful,” Jarrett said.  In fact, as Jonathan Turley said that if you do a statewide review in a state like Georgia, “that’s not a lot.”  It’s “not criminal --- it’s making a case for a recount.”

Also, it’s against the Canon of Ethics for prosecutors to run for office on a promise to put someone behind bars, Jarrett said.  “Their duty is to see that justice is done, not to gain a conviction based on their own ambitions and desire to advance their career.   That’s what Fani Willis has done, what Letitia James [has done], as well as Alvin Bragg.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335523453112

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has opened an investigation into Willis’ indictment of Trump and the possible motivations behind it.  Among many other issues, like the suspicious timing of the case and Willis’ motivation, Jordan has questions about whether federal funds and/or federal law enforcement agencies or officials were used in the investigation into Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, John Eastman and a bevy of others who were indicted.

“The committee is demanding the DA’s office turn over all documentation of its use of federal funds, communications with the DOJ or its components, and any records of cooperation with officials of the executive branch.”  That might make interesting reading, unless they knew better than to put anything in writing.

Jordan cited “the threat that such state prosecutions can pose to the operations of the federal government.”  Indeed, legal experts have said they shouldn’t even be overlapping with federal prosecutions this way.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jim-jordan-donald-trump-probe

Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer appeared on the Hannity show Thursday night.  Jordan said they had three questions for Fani Willis:

1)  Did you coordinate with the Biden administration?

2)  Did you work with Special Counsel Jack Smith?

3)  Did you use federal funds to go after Trump?  (They know Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg did.)

What, you might ask, is the significance of using federal funds?  If she did that, her office is subject to congressional oversight.  If anyone needs some oversight, it’s her.

 

 


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It’s generally acknowledged that U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge who, apparently by luck of the draw, was handed President Trump’s J6 case, is not inclined to be lenient towards anyone she perceives to be associated in any way with the events of January 6, 2021.  In fact, some of her sentences in those cases have exceeded even those asked for by the prosecutors.  But did you know just how biased she is?

Judging by her own statements in the context of other J6 cases over which she presided, this 2013 Obama appointee is wildly, completely, undeniably, outrageously biased.  She has made it clear that she cannot wait to see Trump behind bars.  And yet, unless she’s recused from the case, an event unlikely to happen, she’ll be presiding at Trump’s trial --- before a DC jury, no less.  Talk about going through the motions of justice.

“Although judges often make comments from the bench,” investigative reporter Julie Kelly says, “Chutkan’s strident language raises questions about her impartiality in handling the case against the presumptive GOP nominee for president in 2024.”  Quite an understatement.

Kelly has a new piece at REALCLEAR INVESTIGATIONS that examines the politically charged rulings and incendiary statements Judge Chutkan has made in these cases.  If you’ve read her book, “JANUARY 6:  How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right,” some of this information will be familiar to you, as Kelly used some of Judge Chutkan’s remarks to show the circular reasoning being employed to justify denying detainees bail and other basic rights.

For example --- this is cited in both the new article and the book --- Judge Chutkan, who herself believes that suspicions about election fraud are wild conspiracy theories --- said of defendant Donna Bissel, “As noted in the government’s sentencing memo, the defendant appears to be susceptible to believing outlandish and absurd conspiracy theories. To protect the public, it’s important to make sure that she does not fall victim to another lie or conspiracy and act out in a way that again jeopardizes public safety.  It’s one thing to believe in conspiracy theories in your basement, and it’s another thing act out on them and, for instance, to travel from Indiana to DC to storm the Capitol to overturn an election.”

It should be noted that Ms. Bissel’s crime was the huge threat to public safety known as “parading.”

But this is the judge Trump got.  Kelly has quote after quote showing that if anyone is being incendiary about January 6, it is Judge Chutkan.  She’s very emotional about it.  Sample quote, from the trial of Matthew Caspel in December 2022: “[Every] single time I watch the videos and look at the photographs of what was going on that day, I am struck anew by how horrible this was, by how violent and terrifying, and how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day as they were basically struggling for their lives and wondering if they were going to make it home to their kids.  I don’t know if we’ll ever recover from that.”

You know, if she’s still so concerned about “how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day,” she might want to know why President Trump’s approval of up to 20,000 National Guard troops was rejected by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The presence of the National Guard would have kept the entire event under control.  She appears to be blaming the one person whose action, if it had been heeded, could have prevented the whole awful thing.

It seems this has never occurred to her.

This judge also apparently subscribes to the “Trump cult” idea --- that those who supported him did so because of the force of his personality and not because of legitimate concerns about our country.  In October 2022, she referred to this as “a blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”  (Implication:  but my courtroom will take care of that!!)  It’s hard to imagine any deeper bias.

In October 2021, at the sentencing of Matthew Mazzocco --- who spent only 12 minutes inside the Capitol and committed no violence --- she said, “He went there to support one man who he viewed had the election taken from him.  In total disregard of a lawfully conducted election, he went to the Capitol in support of one man, not in support of our country or in support of democracy.”

This is another defendant found guilty of “parading.”  He was sentenced to 45 days in jail.  This judge simply doesn’t understand: Trump supporters who attended the rally and participated nonviolently were there BECAUSE they supported democracy and thought it likely had been subverted.  Millions more still doubt the outcome and are nonviolently making our voices heard.  But Judge Chutkan’s remarks give the impression that she’d prefer to see all of us in jail --- you know, in the interest of public safety.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz recently filed a resolution to condemn and censure Judge Chutkan for exhibiting “open bias and partisanship in the conduct of her official duties as a judge.”  It’s fine to have at least a symbolic protest like this, but there are no teeth to it.  A judge will typically be removed for bias only if it is seen outside a judge’s work as a judge, and as far as we know, Judge Chutkan has kept her bias within the confines of her courtroom (where it’s okay??)  One would hope that for a trial this high-profile and a judge this incredibly biased, Trump’s case could be an exception. 

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/08/23/with_her_many_statements_in_jan_6_courtroom_trump_judge_seems_the_pot_calling_the_defendant_inflammatory_974586.html

RELATED:  You have to see what Trump legal adviser John Eastman had to say when he was arraigned in Fulton County, Georgia, on Wednesday.  Eastman is an eminent legal scholar and law professor who has been smeared with ridiculous racketeering charges by a biased local DA, and he took a moment before his arraignment to deliver via reporters a law lecture to Fani Willis, since she obviously didn’t pay attention to those at Emory University.

Eastman eviscerated Willis for her outrageous conduct and lack of understanding of the law. He said she is attempting to criminalize people exercising their rights and lawyers doing their job, and that her destructive actions are already having “profound consequences for our system of justice.” Victoria Taft’s piece at PJ MEDIA is a must-read.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/23/trump-attorney-surrenders-to-georgia-da-but-not-before-a-scathing-lecture-on-the-constitution-n1721238

 

 

Warning:  about halfway through Tucker Carlson’s interview with President Trump --- maybe sooner --- you’re really, really going to start missing him.  It’s going to hurt a little.  How refreshing to hear from someone who actually knew what he was doing, both domestically and on the world stage.  This is the Donald Trump that Trump-haters won’t allow themselves to acknowledge, as it would create such cognitive dissonance for them that they would just melt down.  Here are some highlights...

Tucker noted that in former Attorney General Bill Barr’s book, he “clearly lies” about Jeffrey Epstein’s death and says Epstein killed himself.  (Tucker made it clear he thought Epstein was murdered.)  Trump said he didn’t know what Barr had said about Epstein’s death and that he himself didn’t know one way or the other.  But “a case could be made either way.”  BUT...

“Bill Barr didn’t do an investigation, [of Epstein’s death] or of the election fraud, either.  He said he did, and he pretended he did, but he didn’t.  McSwain, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, said Barr just wouldn’t let him do it; it was crazy.”  He said that Barr was terrified of being impeached by the left.

As Tucker observed, the trajectory of Trump’s candidacy in 2015 and later presidency was marked first by massive, organized anti-Trump protests, then by two (count ‘em) impeachments, and now a series of indictments.  “The next stage,” he said, “is violence.  Are you worried that they might try and kill you?”

(Sidenote: In case you think all the Trump Derangement Syndrome stoked by the media can’t lead to violence, which Democrats pretend to believe is all on the right, read this:
 

He didn’t address that directly but did characterize them as “savage animals.” There are great people in the Democrat Party, he said, and he represented everybody, but “I’ve seen what they do, I’ve seen the lengths that they go to,” invoking the Russia Hoax.

“Barr should’ve gone after them [Russia Hoaxers], and other people should’ve gone after them.”  They did, “very late,” and the result was the Durham Report, which he characterized as “fairly good,” in that “it explained how corrupt it was.”

On the other hand, Trump praised Inspector General Michael Horowitz for doing “a phenomenal job” on Comey, McCabe and “some of the others.”

Trump said the policies of the Democrats, such as open borders, reflect a hatred of our country.

As for cheating in 2020, Trump said, “We have so much on it,” referring to the use of COVID as an excuse to change the standards and cheat.  “Judges didn’t want to look; people didn’t want to get involved.”

But, of 2023, “I have never seen spirit like there is right now,” he said.  “...And the reason is because Crooked Joe Biden is so bad.  He’s the worst President in the history of our country.”

“He’s so corrupt that I took the name off Hillary.  You know, I don’t do two people at one time.”  He retired “Crooked Hillary” so he could apply it to Biden.  “I’ll bet she was very happy,” he said.

There were some great laughs.  “They love pictures of him [Biden] on the beach.  I think he looked terrible on the beach.”

“Plus, the beach doesn’t represent what a President’s supposed to be doing.”  He mentioned a variety of things the President could be doing instead, but of course the first thing that comes to mind, because of the timing, is helping the people of Hawaii.

Trump said that if Biden dropped out, there might be a “free-for-all.”  As for Kamala Harris, “her moments are almost as bad as his.”  He thinks “they probably have some kind of a primary and other people will get involved...could be [California Gov. Gavin Newsom], could be somebody else.”

The mention of Newsom led him to say that people used to care if you had a bad record but today it “doesn’t really mean anything.”  That’s hard to hear, but it would explain a lot.

He said that Kim Jong-Un now has “massive nuclear power” and that he kept us from having nuclear war with North Korea.  Kim Jong-Un was “expecting” to go into a nuclear war.

When asked if foreign leaders look at Biden and speculate that others are running the government, Trump said, “Well, somebody else has to be.”

Trump lamented the decaying state of Democrat-run cities, saying, “You know, Republican-run cities are doing very nicely, because they arrest people when you have crimes.”

Looking at the double standard of justice as applied to him and Biden, “I think the people of our country don’t get enough credit for how smart they are,” he said.  And he believes Biden is compromised “because China knows so much about him... [Biden] in many ways is a Manchurian Candidate…and he’s afraid to tell Russia to get out of Cuba.  He’s afraid to tell China [who is building military installations in Cuba] to get out of Cuba.”

‘If I’m President, they’ll get out.”

He noted that Chinese incursion goes far beyond Cuba and is “all over South America.”  China also controls the Panama Canal, which, under President Carter, we sold to Panama for one dollar, after we’d lost 35,000 American canal construction workers to malaria.

He said that “radical left lunatics” are destroying America with electric cars and “the windmills all over the place” --- “which by the way don’t work, and...for the most part, they’re made in China.”  THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP.

As for elections, he said the only reason not to want Voter ID is to make it easier to cheat.  He also said “we should go back to all-paper ballots,” noting that France did that after an ill-fated attempt to have electronic voting.  “Any time you have mail-in ballots, you’re gonna have massive cheating,” he said.

Their policies are so bad, he said, that they have to cheat.  Nobody wants the policies they’re trying to force on the American people.  And he knows they’ll go after any candidate, even if it’s not him.  “If somebody else got in,” he said quietly, “other than me, they’ll go at him, just as viciously as they did me.  These people are sick.”

“I do get credit for holding up quite well, I must tell you.”

Fun topics include Chris Wallace vs. Mike Wallace, the joy (not necessarily) of driving an electric car, Mitch McConnell (not flattering), the “laptop from hell” and the “classic earmarks” letter, and the FBI’s “insurance policy” against his win in 2016.  “When I fired Comey, it was like throwing a rock into a hornets’ nest,” he said.  All in all, this interview was much more entertaining, thoughtful and un-focus-grouped than the “official” GOP presidential primary debate.  Don’t miss it!

https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson

 

 


BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

 


Could there BE a more biased judge in Trump’s J6 trial?

It’s generally acknowledged that U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge who, apparently by luck of the draw, was handed President Trump’s J6 case, is not inclined to be lenient towards anyone she perceives to be associated in any way with the events of January 6, 2021.  In fact, some of her sentences in those cases have exceeded even those asked for by the prosecutors.  But did you know just how biased she is?

Judging by her own statements in the context of other J6 cases over which she presided, this 2013 Obama appointee is wildly, completely, undeniably, outrageously biased.  She has made it clear that she cannot wait to see Trump behind bars.  And yet, unless she’s recused from the case, an event unlikely to happen, she’ll be presiding at Trump’s trial --- before a DC jury, no less.  Talk about going through the motions of justice.

“Although judges often make comments from the bench,” investigative reporter Julie Kelly says, “Chutkan’s strident language raises questions about her impartiality in handling the case against the presumptive GOP nominee for president in 2024.”  Quite an understatement.

Kelly has a new piece at REALCLEAR INVESTIGATIONS that examines the politically charged rulings and incendiary statements Judge Chutkan has made in these cases.  If you’ve read her book, “JANUARY 6:  How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right,” some of this information will be familiar to you, as Kelly used some of Judge Chutkan’s remarks to show the circular reasoning being employed to justify denying detainees bail and other basic rights.

For example --- this is cited in both the new article and the book --- Judge Chutkan, who herself believes that suspicions about election fraud are wild conspiracy theories --- said of defendant Donna Bissel, “As noted in the government’s sentencing memo, the defendant appears to be susceptible to believing outlandish and absurd conspiracy theories. To protect the public, it’s important to make sure that she does not fall victim to another lie or conspiracy and act out in a way that again jeopardizes public safety.  It’s one thing to believe in conspiracy theories in your basement, and it’s another thing act out on them and, for instance, to travel from Indiana to DC to storm the Capitol to overturn an election.”

It should be noted that Ms. Bissel’s crime was the huge threat to public safety known as “parading.”

But this is the judge Trump got.  Kelly has quote after quote showing that if anyone is being incendiary about January 6, it is Judge Chutkan.  She’s very emotional about it.  Sample quote, from the trial of Matthew Caspel in December 2022: “[Every] single time I watch the videos and look at the photographs of what was going on that day, I am struck anew by how horrible this was, by how violent and terrifying, and how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day as they were basically struggling for their lives and wondering if they were going to make it home to their kids.  I don’t know if we’ll ever recover from that.”

You know, if she’s still so concerned about “how outnumbered and vastly unequipped law enforcement officers were feeling that day,” she might want to know why President Trump’s approval of up to 20,000 National Guard troops was rejected by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The presence of the National Guard would have kept the entire event under control.  She appears to be blaming the one person whose action, if it had been heeded, could have prevented the whole awful thing.

It seems this has never occurred to her.

This judge also apparently subscribes to the “Trump cult” idea --- that those who supported him did so because of the force of his personality and not because of legitimate concerns about our country.  In October 2022, she referred to this as “a blind loyalty to one person who, by the way, remains free to this day.”  (Implication:  but my courtroom will take care of that!!)  It’s hard to imagine any deeper bias.

In October 2021, at the sentencing of Matthew Mazzocco --- who spent only 12 minutes inside the Capitol and committed no violence --- she said, “He went there to support one man who he viewed had the election taken from him.  In total disregard of a lawfully conducted election, he went to the Capitol in support of one man, not in support of our country or in support of democracy.”

This is another defendant found guilty of “parading.”  He was sentenced to 45 days in jail.  This judge simply doesn’t understand: Trump supporters who attended the rally and participated nonviolently were there BECAUSE they supported democracy and thought it likely had been subverted.  Millions more still doubt the outcome and are nonviolently making our voices heard.  But Judge Chutkan’s remarks give the impression that she’d prefer to see all of us in jail --- you know, in the interest of public safety.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz recently filed a resolution to condemn and censure Judge Chutkan for exhibiting “open bias and partisanship in the conduct of her official duties as a judge.”  It’s fine to have at least a symbolic protest like this, but there are no teeth to it.  A judge will typically be removed for bias only if it is seen outside a judge’s work as a judge, and as far as we know, Judge Chutkan has kept her bias within the confines of her courtroom (where it’s okay??)  One would hope that for a trial this high-profile and a judge this incredibly biased, Trump’s case could be an exception. 

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/08/23/with_her_many_statements_in_jan_6_courtroom_trump_judge_seems_the_pot_calling_the_defendant_inflammatory_974586.html

RELATED:  You have to see what Trump legal adviser John Eastman had to say when he was arraigned in Fulton County, Georgia, on Wednesday.  Eastman is an eminent legal scholar and law professor who has been smeared with ridiculous racketeering charges by a biased local DA, and he took a moment before his arraignment to deliver via reporters a law lecture to Fani Willis, since she obviously didn’t pay attention to those at Emory University.

Eastman eviscerated Willis for her outrageous conduct and lack of understanding of the law. He said she is attempting to criminalize people exercising their rights and lawyers doing their job, and that her destructive actions are already having “profound consequences for our system of justice.” Victoria Taft’s piece at PJ MEDIA is a must-read.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/23/trump-attorney-surrenders-to-georgia-da-but-not-before-a-scathing-lecture-on-the-constitution-n1721238


NOTES ON THE “COUNTER-PROGRAMMING”: Tucker’s interview with President Trump

Warning:  about halfway through Tucker Carlson’s interview with President Trump --- maybe sooner --- you’re really, really going to start missing him.  It’s going to hurt a little.  How refreshing to hear from someone who actually knew what he was doing, both domestically and on the world stage.  This is the Donald Trump that Trump-haters won’t allow themselves to acknowledge, as it would create such cognitive dissonance for them that they would just melt down.  Here are some highlights...

Tucker noted that in former Attorney General Bill Barr’s book, he “clearly lies” about Jeffrey Epstein’s death and says Epstein killed himself.  (Tucker made it clear he thought Epstein was murdered.)  Trump said he didn’t know what Barr had said about Epstein’s death and that he himself didn’t know one way or the other.  But “a case could be made either way.”  BUT...

“Bill Barr didn’t do an investigation, [of Epstein’s death] or of the election fraud, either.  He said he did, and he pretended he did, but he didn’t.  McSwain, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, said Barr just wouldn’t let him do it; it was crazy.”  He said that Barr was terrified of being impeached by the left.

As Tucker observed, the trajectory of Trump’s candidacy in 2015 and later presidency was marked first by massive, organized anti-Trump protests, then by two (count ‘em) impeachments, and now a series of indictments.  “The next stage,” he said, “is violence.  Are you worried that they might try and kill you?”

(Sidenote: In case you think all the Trump Derangement Syndrome stoked by the media can’t lead to violence, which Democrats pretend to believe is all on the right, read this:
 

He didn’t address that directly but did characterize them as “savage animals.” There are great people in the Democrat Party, he said, and he represented everybody, but “I’ve seen what they do, I’ve seen the lengths that they go to,” invoking the Russia Hoax.

“Barr should’ve gone after them [Russia Hoaxers], and other people should’ve gone after them.”  They did, “very late,” and the result was the Durham Report, which he characterized as “fairly good,” in that “it explained how corrupt it was.”

On the other hand, Trump praised Inspector General Michael Horowitz for doing “a phenomenal job” on Comey, McCabe and “some of the others.”

Trump said the policies of the Democrats, such as open borders, reflect a hatred of our country.

As for cheating in 2020, Trump said, “We have so much on it,” referring to the use of COVID as an excuse to change the standards and cheat.  “Judges didn’t want to look; people didn’t want to get involved.”

But, of 2023, “I have never seen spirit like there is right now,” he said.  “...And the reason is because Crooked Joe Biden is so bad.  He’s the worst President in the history of our country.”

“He’s so corrupt that I took the name off Hillary.  You know, I don’t do two people at one time.”  He retired “Crooked Hillary” so he could apply it to Biden.  “I’ll bet she was very happy,” he said.

There were some great laughs.  “They love pictures of him [Biden] on the beach.  I think he looked terrible on the beach.”

“Plus, the beach doesn’t represent what a President’s supposed to be doing.”  He mentioned a variety of things the President could be doing instead, but of course the first thing that comes to mind, because of the timing, is helping the people of Hawaii.

Trump said that if Biden dropped out, there might be a “free-for-all.”  As for Kamala Harris, “her moments are almost as bad as his.”  He thinks “they probably have some kind of a primary and other people will get involved...could be [California Gov. Gavin Newsom], could be somebody else.”

The mention of Newsom led him to say that people used to care if you had a bad record but today it “doesn’t really mean anything.”  That’s hard to hear, but it would explain a lot.

He said that Kim Jong-Un now has “massive nuclear power” and that he kept us from having nuclear war with North Korea.  Kim Jong-Un was “expecting” to go into a nuclear war.

When asked if foreign leaders look at Biden and speculate that others are running the government, Trump said, “Well, somebody else has to be.”

Trump lamented the decaying state of Democrat-run cities, saying, “You know, Republican-run cities are doing very nicely, because they arrest people when you have crimes.”

Looking at the double standard of justice as applied to him and Biden, “I think the people of our country don’t get enough credit for how smart they are,” he said.  And he believes Biden is compromised “because China knows so much about him... [Biden] in many ways is a Manchurian Candidate…and he’s afraid to tell Russia to get out of Cuba.  He’s afraid to tell China [who is building military installations in Cuba] to get out of Cuba.”

‘If I’m President, they’ll get out.”

He noted that Chinese incursion goes far beyond Cuba and is “all over South America.”  China also controls the Panama Canal, which, under President Carter, we sold to Panama for one dollar, after we’d lost 35,000 American canal construction workers to malaria.

He said that “radical left lunatics” are destroying America with electric cars and “the windmills all over the place” --- “which by the way don’t work, and...for the most part, they’re made in China.”  THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP.

As for elections, he said the only reason not to want Voter ID is to make it easier to cheat.  He also said “we should go back to all-paper ballots,” noting that France did that after an ill-fated attempt to have electronic voting.  “Any time you have mail-in ballots, you’re gonna have massive cheating,” he said.

Their policies are so bad, he said, that they have to cheat.  Nobody wants the policies they’re trying to force on the American people.  And he knows they’ll go after any candidate, even if it’s not him.  “If somebody else got in,” he said quietly, “other than me, they’ll go at him, just as viciously as they did me.  These people are sick.”

“I do get credit for holding up quite well, I must tell you.”

Fun topics include Chris Wallace vs. Mike Wallace, the joy (not necessarily) of driving an electric car, Mitch McConnell (not flattering), the “laptop from hell” and the “classic earmarks” letter, and the FBI’s “insurance policy” against his win in 2016.  “When I fired Comey, it was like throwing a rock into a hornets’ nest,” he said.  All in all, this interview was much more entertaining, thoughtful and un-focus-grouped than the “official” GOP presidential primary debate.  Don’t miss it!

https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson


Gaffe-tastic

President Biden’s gaffe-tastic visit to Hawaii to view the tragic Maui wildfire aftermath and allegedly offer comfort to the victims has so offended and enraged locals that one commentator said Hawaii might have just turned Republican. (John Nolte at Breitbart.com conveniently listed his nine cruelest bungles.)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/22/nolte-joe-bidens-nine-cruel-maui-bungles/

I won’t quote some of the comments about Biden by Hawaiians here because we don’t print that kind of language, but this article from the Daily Caller will give you the idea.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/you-almost-lost-your-cat-go-f-yourself-critics-savage-biden-after-maui-speech

It doesn’t help that people have started noticing that making tragedies all about himself and greatly exaggerating his experiences, if they were even real at all, has become a habit.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-repeatedly-told-exaggerated-house-fire-story-victims-tragedies


Struck down

Federal judges struck down provisions of new election integrity laws in Texas and Georgia, although they let stand provisions in the Georgia law banning ballot harvesting and securing absentee ballot drop boxes.

https://richmond.com/news/nation-world/government-politics/federal-judges-rule-against-provisions-of-gop-backed-voting-laws-in-georgia-texas/article_eb43e0c3-1293-5b1c-9fb5-ffe39ee7fb3a.html

These rulings will likely be appealed, so I won’t spend too much time on this. But it is a lesson for Republicans that just passing laws to secure ballots and elections isn’t enough. They have to be ready to fight for them when the Democrats go to any lengths to block even the most basic measures to make elections trustworthy and brand them as racist voter suppression and an assault on “our democracy."

They did that in Georgia, slandering state officials and driving the Major League All-Star Game out of Atlanta, only for post-election polls to show that black voters reported “zero” problems with voting. I suspect the Democrats won’t be happy until bails of blank ballots are being tossed out of helicopters with return postage on them.

 


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More incompetent Blue City leadership

I don’t like to constantly harp on the deadly incompetence of the leaders of blue cities and their refusal to do anything serious to restore law and order and protect innocent citizens. I actually hope and pray for a miracle, that they will wake up and do something effective and realistic. But we just keep getting horrific stories like this:

Citizens in Chicago have become so desperate to stop the gang violence that last week, a local youth organization pleaded with gangs that are having a war in Rogers Park to hold a ceasefire between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. That way, at least they would stop shooting kids, the elderly and working people who are out during daylight and get caught in the crossfire.

Did it work? Last weekend, there were over three dozen shootings in Chicago and at least seven killings. Two of the fatalities were students. One was a 14-year-old boy who was so looking forward to starting high school on Monday that he’d already packed his bag. He was shot in the head and chest while playing basketball. The other was a 17-year-old girl who was shot in a park at 4:10 p.m. Her 16-year-old male friend was shot in the leg but survived.

Every life is precious and every shooting is a tragedy and an outrage, but it’s especially terrible when young people, filled with hopes and dreams and with their whole lives in front of them, are mindlessly slaughtered. It steals from them everything they would have ever had or experienced, and everything they might have contributed to the world.

Derek Hunter at Townhall.com is also furious at this, not only over the tragic waste of life, but the way it’s downplayed and swept under the rug by the media because giving this story the coverage it deserves would be politically embarrassing for the Party that’s run Chicago for nearly a century (the same goes for other sinking blue cities, from San Francisco to Baltimore.) That’s the party that loves to proclaim that “Black Lives Matter,” but doesn’t act like they do. Hunter calls this prioritizing of politics over lives by its proper term: “evil.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2023/08/20/column-n2627260

 

Related: Speaking of the tragic consequences of liberals’ refusal to deal with reality, Kevin Downey Jr. at PJ Media has started a series on “gun myths.” He’s “fact-checking” claims about guns made by gun control advocates and a pro-gun rights website to see which one is telling the truth. The first topic under the microscope: the left’s claim that there are more shooting deaths in red states without strict gun laws than in blue states like Illinois. Check out how you have to bend and stretch the premise like a balloon animal artist to reach that conclusion.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/kevindowneyjr/2023/08/21/kdjs-gun-myth-fact-check-liberals-vs-americans-part-1-n1720419


Feel-Good Story of the Day:

A Grand Rapids, Michigan, man discovered that the former owner of his farm was telling the truth to him 30 years ago. The strange-looking rock that he’d been using all this time as a doorstop really was a space rock that landed on the farm. In fact, his door stop was a rare, large iron-nickel meteorite. Michigan University’s planetarium just paid him $75,000 for his door stop.

https://www.sciencealert.com/man-uses-strange-rock-as-doorstop-for-decades-it-turned-out-to-be-worth-a-fortune

Say, does anyone know where I can get a bronzed lump of cow dung appraised?

 


 Show of hands:

Who, regardless of their race or political views, really wants a cancer doctor who was trained by a professor whose chief qualification for the job was being the wokest applicant? Nobody? Then someone should tell that to San Diego State University’s Biology Department.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2023/08/23/state-university-ensures-your-cancer-doctor-was-trained-by-whoever-was-wokest-n2162940

 


Oliver Anthony’s protest song on behalf of downtrodden working people soars

Virginia farmer Oliver Anthony’s protest song on behalf of downtrodden working people, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” came out of nowhere and resonated so strongly with Americans that it’s become the first debut record to hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart by an artist with no prior charting songs. It also blew past Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and other big-name artists, and is bringing him $40,000 a day in royalties. And of course, its populist message has made him a target for liberal media outlets that used to lionize singer-songwriters who stood up to the government. Now, these media outlets ARE “The Man,” or at least, the “Non-Binary Person.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/country-sensation-oliver-anthony-making-estimated-40000-day-chart-topping-music

But leave it to CNN to offer the most clueless smear yet, from media writer Oliver Darcy. Darcy pushes the typical leftist talking point that this song is pandering to “rightwing” sentiments, even dropping the dreaded name “Trump” twice (never mind that Anthony said it’s not political, it was just meant to "give hope to the working class and your average hard working young man who may have lost hope in the grind of trying to get by." Something nobody working at CNN can relate to, obviously.)

But Darcy takes it further, lumping this song in with “Sound of Freedom,” “Try That in a Small Town,” Fox News, and anything else in our culture that appeals to someone other than liberal hedonists. He sees it as a terrible trend for society that some people are finally serving that huge audience that Hollywood and the music industry ignore and revile and giving them an alternate choice of news and entertainment that doesn’t spit on their values. Bemoaning the existence of Fox News, The Blaze and the Daily Caller, Darcy whines, “These outlets program their audiences to abhor companies like Disney and then show up with paid content designed to replace the Magic Kingdom in their households.”

Uh, pardon me? Nobody needed those outlets to turn us against Disney. Disney turned the American audience against themselves with their arrogant, leftist, “Not-so-secret gay agenda” and anti-American CRT lecturing crammed into children’s programming, among many other open insults. The same could be said of most of the mainstream entertainment industry (Have you watched the Oscars or Grammy Awards lately? Sorry, trick question: nobody has.) News flash: “Sound of Freedom” and “Rich Men North of Richmond” are outearning all the competition from tired, uninspired woke garbage because they’re superior, and people actually LIKE them.  

Wait, it gets worse: Darcy frets that this trend “could spell the end of a shared popular culture, similar to how the advent of right-wing talk-radio and Fox News ultimately spelled the end of a shared understanding of current events.” Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.

Sorry, but there was never a “shared understanding of current events.” There was a monopoly on news by three networks and PBS, all staffed by well-paid liberal elitists in NYC, DC and L.A. expressing the same tunnel vision views. Out here in America, we saw through their biases all along, it just took us a while to figure out how to get our viewpoint out. Was he equally horrified when Elvis, or even more shocking, black artists like Little Richard, started getting radio airplay that spelled the end of our shared understanding that music should only sound like Lawrence Welk and Mitch Miller?

I’ve been encouraging readers for years not just to boycott Hollywood but to support artists who are on their side (we often promote them, and I welcome them onto my TBN show), because Heaven knows the mainstream entertainment industry doesn’t support them. Now that they are succeeding by putting out superior products that the public likes, these people are panicking. They see their gravy train going off the rails, and they’re painting the public's rejection of their swill as a disaster for American popular culture.

No, leftists were the disaster for American popular culture, spreading their wokeness and nihilism, and silencing, mocking and vilifying anyone who disagreed with them. Now, at long last, Americans are taking their pop culture back. My advice to them: Either compete by learning how to make good movies, TV shows and music that don't repel audiences, or go find another line of work.  


This Was No Accident!

By Kenneth Allard

Blissfully enjoying the relief from our first rain in over two months while anticipating tonight's Little League World series, my reverie was suddenly interrupted when insistent headlines intruded. Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in Russian plane crash! Remember that heart-clutching moment in June when General Prigozhin led a coup against Vladimir Putin, inexplicably halting just when his success seemed assured? It was unclear back then how this mini-rebellion might ultimately play our but I concluded, “it will be interesting…to watch the Moscow accident reports as various people commit suicide, die of undiagnosed diseases or perish in untimely traffic accidents.” 

It is one thing to poison your opponents, another for their bodies to be found outside high-rise buildings: but to shoot down a private plane midway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg? Isn’t that just a tad blatant, even for a died-in-the wool thug like Putin? I heard at least one network commentator wonder plaintively, “Well, couldn’t this have been an accidental shoot-down?” Of all the possible explanations, the least plausible is that Russian air defenses – known during the Soviet era as PVO Strany – would act independently of a chain of command that is centralized in doctrine and practice, a rigidly top-down structure meant to reflect the orders of the elites. As the Soviets often used to say among themselves when discussing policy dilemmas, “These things, Comrade, are not accidental.”

Today’s events reminded me of when I faced the hurdle most feared by every graduate student: the two-hour examination in which my interlocutors were genuine experts, eager to test my grasp of Russian foreign and military affairs. Their opening was surprisingly gentle, asking what books and authors had been particularly helpful in forming my understanding of the Soviet military and political systems? While reviewing the standard sources, I remembered a key warning from the grad student grapevine: always try to control the discussion. “Sir, all these books have been helpful but the one that helped me most as an operational intelligence officer was Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather.” Game on!

Defending this unlikely metaphor proved surprisingly easy, because the Soviet system of controlling agriculture, heavy industry and what little consumer production existed was comparable to the way the Mob ran the rackets, the girls, the numbers and maybe even Hollywood! Our debate turned into a no-holds-barred discussion that ran a half-hour beyond the scheduled closing time. Maybe that is why today as Russian television broadcast those startling images of Prigozhin’s plane haplessly nose-diving to earth (also not an accidental occurrence!) I recalled that epic scene when Michael Corleone presided over the baptism of his infant nephew. Do you remember how Michael responded to the priest’s questioning (“I do renounce the Devil, father”) even as the camera cut-in showed his thugs killing every Mob boss who opposed him. Sorry, father, but neither Don Michael nor Don Vladimir were doing anything except ruthlessly pursuing their own agendas.

Now Joe Biden has more in common with those two characters than you might suppose; but he is also the least likely person on earth to draw far-sighted conclusions from today’s events. Everything about Putin’s most recent actions – from the determined defense of Russian territorial gains in eastern Ukraine to his latest attempts to offset severe personnel and material losses – suggests only a man determined to prevail whatever the cost. Some analysts have been so bold as to predict a sudden collapse of Putin’s latest venture and possibly even threatening Russian state viability as well. Well, what if those analysts are wrong? What if that classic KGB-trained tyrant is more serious about defending his expansive vision of the Russian state than Joe Biden is about stopping him? Most critically: Are there any reasons to imagine that Joe Biden’s perceptions of Putin are better-founded than, say, his understanding of what is required to win a conflict - from our southern border to the European territory covered by Article 5 of the NATO Treaty?

There are a number of stark examples that President Biden and his advisors would do well to consider in coming days: But the killing of Yevgeniy Prigozhin should be first among them.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Allard is a former Cold War intelligence officer, West Point professor and Dean of the National War College. From 1998-2008, he was an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

 

 


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August 24, 2023

I have a suggestion for Fox News for the next GOP primary debate, if it’s anything like last night’s. See if you can get Maximum Strength Excedrin headache pills to sponsor it. I wish I’d had a couple last night. I don’t know if I would have swallowed them or used them as ear plugs. I haven’t heard so many people shouting at once since the last time a real conservative appeared on “The View.”

I hope no voters who want the GOP to return maturity and decorum to Washington tuned in. The moderators couldn’t control the debate, and some of the participants couldn’t even control themselves. They should’ve let Tyrus moderate it. He would’ve asked better questions, and he knows how to deal with booing Wrestlemania crowds.

I won’t go into detail on this debate because I know everyone else is talking about it, and most people see it as nothing more than an audition for Trump’s VP or cabinet or a book contract or a spot on Fox News or MSNBC, depending on whether they supported or slammed Trump. 

https://babylonbee.com/news/republicans-debate-to-see-whos-going-to-lose-to-biden-in-a-landslide-mail-in-vote-in-middle-of-night

But here are a few random thoughts, for what it’s worth:

Joe Biden and his minions are literally dismantling America, but he was barely mentioned by the moderators in the first hour. Instead of substantive questions about illegal immigration, inflation or corruption of the legal system, we got questions about Trump, January 6th (did the DNC write these questions?), and in a historically embarrassing moment, UFOs. I was also glad that DeSantis called them out on those stupid “Raise your hand if…” questions, scolding them that “we’re not school children.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/desantis-cuts-off-fox-news-moderator-middle-climate-change-stunt-not-school-children/

The fact that the other candidates didn’t attack DeSantis could be read as both good and bad news for him. Good, because it allowed him to make his points without being piled on, helping him turn in a solid if not inspiring performance that might have helped shore up his slipping poll numbers. A number of conservative pundits thought he came across the best, even if he didn’t bowl anyone over. Bad, because the lack of attacks suggests that the others no longer saw him as their biggest threat.

Judging by that standard, they must think Vivek Ramaswamy is their young J. Pierpont Finch and they had to “stop that man.” So the knives were out, with Chris Christie tearing into Vivek out of the gate as if he were a cheeseburger. I don’t think his slam on Vivek as sounding like Obama when he jokingly called himself a skinny guy with a funny name was the burn Christie thought it was. As Vivek reminded him, Obama won.

I doubt that the attacks on Ramaswamy as a wet-behind-the-ears amateur played as well with the audience as they thought. Trump was a political outsider in 2016, and between him and Biden, we’ve all seen that a half century of political experience is hardly the key to being a good President. Also, all of Christie’s vaunted experience didn’t keep him from leaving office in New Jersey with an approval rating lower than that of bed bugs. Nevertheless, I was disappointed that Ramaswamy stuck to his promise to cut off aid to Israel, although he did go into some detail about his support for Israel, reviving the Abraham Accords and stopping a nuclear Iran.

https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/nikki-haley-and-vivek-ramaswamy-spar-over-aid-to-israel-at-first-gop-debate/

I think the other candidates also misread the room when they attacked Ramaswamy for saying we should be guarding our own border, not the border of Ukraine. We all feel for Ukraine and want that war ended, but that doesn’t mean depleting our own military and Treasury to keep an endless war going that’s just going to inevitably end in Ukraine’s defeat and hundreds of thousands of fatalities. Thinking endless war is a bad policy doesn’t make you a naïve bumpkin, and most Americans share that opinion. It was also good to hear someone dare to say out loud that the “climate change emergency” is a hoax and the lack of fathers is a serious problem.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/conservatives-praise-ramaswamys-mention-fatherless-epidemic-in-us-best-answer-by-anyone

Likewise, when Ramaswamy was attacked for talking about trying to revive the love of America among the young generation, his critics sounded out of touch with today and helped reinforce the notion that it’s time for fresh blood in DC. There really is an anti-patriotic trend in that generation, stoked by bad leadership and anti-American schooling. Vivek understands that, since as he pointed out, he was born in 1985 (another moment that made me wince, but for entirely different reasons.)

Moments like that were depicted by some pundits as devastating for Ramaswamy, but several voter focus groups ranked him as the winner.

I was also glad to hear some discussion of abortion, since that’s an issue the Democrats are counting on to turn out their base (they’re already lying about not supporting abortion up to the moment of birth, which they absolutely do: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/23/fact-check-jen-psaki-claims-no-one-supports-abortion-until-birth/.) The questions of whether there should be a federal anti-abortion law, what it should be, and how to justify it after years of arguing that it’s a state issue need to be discussed.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2023/08/24/gop-debate-and-abortion-despite-mixed-responses-a-culture-of-life-should-be-the-goal-n2162982

Asa Hutchinson who is my friend and governed Arkansas competently surprised me when he parroted the bogus Democrat narrative that January 6th was an “insurrection.” No, it was a protest that turned violent. Even Joe Biden mocks the very idea that the 44% of Americans who own guns could overthrow the federal government yet expects us to believe that a handful of unarmed protesters, including a fairly large contingent of selfie-taking grandmas, came THAT close to doing it.  Even liberal Democrats like Alan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley reject that Jan 6 was an “insurrection.”  I didn’t expect Asa to sound like the bitter Liz Cheney.  For even Never-Trumpers, that was not a good moment for him.

Finally, I think many people will agree that the real winner of the debate was Trump, for choosing not to show up.

Here are some more comments on the debate from various pundits. The best line is from my recent “Huckabee” guest Michael Knowles: "Hutchinson exceeded expectations inasmuch as he didn't trans a child onstage.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pundits-name-their-winners-losers-from-gop-debate

Of the latest legal strategy intended to keep President Trump off the ballot in ‘24, law professor Jonathan Turley said this:  “Quite frankly, I think this is the single most dangerous constitutional theory I’ve seen pop up in decades…”

He was speaking of the argument that under the 14th Amendment, Trump can be barred from running for President again --- and from ever holding any office in the federal government --- after supposedly violating his oath of office and supporting an “insurrection” or “rebellion” against the United States.  Keep in mind, the 14th Amendment was passed to deal with the political aftermath of the CIVIL WAR.  Now THAT was an insurrection.

As Turley said Tuesday night to Laura Ingraham, “That brings you to the original question:  what was January 6?”  Many citizens, including Turley personally, characterize it as a protest that became a riot.  And that’s what it was.  “It was not a rebellion or insurrection,” Turley said, while acknowledging that some disagree.  The problem, he said, is that Trump hasn’t been charged with insurrection or even incitement.  Special counsel Jack Smith notably did not charge him with either.

So, why didn’t he?  We all know he would’ve charged Trump with insurrection or incitement in a heartbeat if he’d had even the slightest evidence to make those charges stick, and that’s with the low bar required by a highly partisan DC court.  Consequently, if Trump can’t even be charged with incitement, how does the 14th Amendment come into play?  It defies reason, but since when has that mattered to the left?  This plan is a shameful abuse of the 14th Amendment for no other purpose than election interference.

Taking Trump off the ballot would disenfranchise many millions of people who would have chosen to vote for him.  It just shows that with all the lip service Democrats pay to claims of “disenfranchisement,” they doesn’t really care about that principle.  If it helps them win, they’ll gleefully disenfranchise as many Trump voters as they possibly can.

If there are any leftists reading this --- and I know there are --- just admit it, because you know it’s true.

Turley noted the irony when he said, “It’s a curious way to support democracy, by keeping your opponent off the ballot.”  He condemned the violence of the J6 riot just as we have from the beginning, though he was more critical of Trump’s speech.  “But that doesn’t mean it was a rebellion or insurrection,” he said.  There was no plan for it --- the rioters weren’t even armed --- and it obviously would’ve gone nowhere, as every force in government would’ve been aligned against it.

Since Trump was not charged with insurrection, he said, “this is a considerable reach in my view, and it’s dangerous.  And it could not have come at a worse time for our country.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335389374112

Contrast this treatment of Trump with what Turley calls the “theatre of the absurd,” the ‘Justice’ Department’s kid-gloves handling of the Hunter Biden finance case.  Newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss has really dug himself into a hole.  He’s now the most controversial person Attorney General Merrick Garland could have picked to be special counsel, and yet somehow he is it.

Turley’s piece goes over some familiar territory, because our newsletter readers are already extremely well-informed on this case, but it at least tells you you’re not crazy in your assessment of it.  The big question now for Turley is “why, knowing the distrust over the past handling of the investigation, Garland would make an appointment guaranteed to further deepen that unease.”  Maybe the most openly partisan attorney general we’ve ever seen just assumed we’d sit back and take it.  Sorry to disappoint him.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/22/garlands-theater-of-the-absurd-why-the-hunter-biden-scandal-is-no-longer-a-laughing-matter/#more-208822

South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for the removal of Weiss as special counsel, citing the revelation that it was only after two IRS whistleblowers came forward that he chose to indict Hunter Biden for ANYTHING.

“An independent special counsel is needed in this case,” Graham tweeted (I mean, “posted on X”).  “It is abundantly clear Mr. Weiss needs to be removed from the investigation of Hunter Biden.  To say this has been botched is an understatement.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lindsey-graham-david-weiss-hunter-biden/2023/08/22/id/1131629/?ns_mail_uid=8dde39ba-33ef-45bb-a47c-c2e7fe12ca2e&ns_mail_job=DM513102_08222023&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010504nrohor

Even some Democrats are concerned about the political fallout from the “special handling” of Hunter’s case.  And after getting no response from AG Garland, the GOP chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means Committees, who together are doing the job of the DOJ in the Hunter investigation, have subpoenaed four IRS and FBI officials who were present at the meeting that proved to be the last straw and caused lead investigator Gary Shapley to blow the whistle.

“[The whistleblowers’] testimony raised serious questions about the federal government’s commitment to evenhanded justice,” they wrote.  “The DOJ [Office of the Inspector General] acknowledged they received information from the whistleblowers but have not indicated whether their office is meaningfully investigating the disclosures.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/08/21/subpoenas-have-been-issued-to-irs-investigators-who-blocked-hunter-from-serious-charges-n2627315

If Weiss is replaced, it won’t be the first time more than one special counsel has handled a case.  John Yoo pointed out Tuesday night that Ken Starr was not the first special counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton and Whitewater.  After the first special counsel, Robert Fiske, was seen as not doing a thorough or sufficiently timely job, political pressure led to his replacement.  That could happen again.  From the archives…

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-08-06-mn-24261-story.html

But nothing is simple:  DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has informed the congressional committees that a “potential jurisdictional issue” might prevent him from investigating the IRS whistleblower claims.  His letter to them was light on explanation, so they wrote back asking for him to clarify.  “Based on your statements and the DOJ’s pattern of politically motivated actions,” they wrote, “we are concerned that the DOJ is limiting your office from fully investigating the disclosures provided to your office.”

To help them understand the scope of his investigation, they asked for specific documentation about the limitations he thinks he will have.  Horowitz needs to cite chapter and verse (well, law and/or regulation).  They want this by September 6.

Wouldn’t it be something if after the whistleblowers came forward because they were blocked in their investigation, the inspector general was blocked in his investigation of whoever blocked THEIR investigation?

https://nypost.com/2023/08/22/doj-ig-cites-potential-limitation-in-review-of-hunter-biden-coverup-claims/

Finally, try not to be too surprised, but at least seven prosecutors in Weiss’s office over the past several years are apparently Democratic donors, and one of them even appears to have a previously unreported relationship with the Biden family, at one time referring to Hunter Biden as “a good friend.”  The WASHINGTON EXAMINER has taken a closer look.

Hunter’s finances should never have been investigated out of the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office.  For crying out loud, Hunter’s father was a VERY longtime U.S. Senator from Delaware before becoming Vice President, and his brother Beau was attorney general in Delaware before he passed away in 2015.  And now we learn that Hunter apparently had at least one good friend in that office (though, to be fair, he seems to have had friends in many places!).  The Delaware office simply should not have been handling this.  But I guess that’s just “the Delaware way.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/democratic-donors-biden-friends-weiss-office

 

Blissfully enjoying the relief from our first rain in over two months while anticipating tonight's Little League World series, my reverie was suddenly interrupted when insistent headlines intruded. Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in Russian plane crash! Remember that heart-clutching moment in June when General Prigozhin led a coup against Vladimir Putin, inexplicably halting just when his success seemed assured? It was unclear back then how this mini-rebellion might ultimately play our but I concluded, “it will be interesting…to watch the Moscow accident reports as various people commit suicide, die of undiagnosed diseases or perish in untimely traffic accidents.” 

It is one thing to poison your opponents, another for their bodies to be found outside high-rise buildings: but to shoot down a private plane midway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg? Isn’t that just a tad blatant, even for a died-in-the wool thug like Putin? I heard at least one network commentator wonder plaintively, “Well, couldn’t this have been an accidental shoot-down?” Of all the possible explanations, the least plausible is that Russian air defenses – known during the Soviet era as PVO Strany – would act independently of a chain of command that is centralized in doctrine and practice, a rigidly top-down structure meant to reflect the orders of the elites. As the Soviets often used to say among themselves when discussing policy dilemmas, “These things, Comrade, are not accidental.”

Today’s events reminded me of when I faced the hurdle most feared by every graduate student: the two-hour examination in which my interlocutors were genuine experts, eager to test my grasp of Russian foreign and military affairs. Their opening was surprisingly gentle, asking what books and authors had been particularly helpful in forming my understanding of the Soviet military and political systems? While reviewing the standard sources, I remembered a key warning from the grad student grapevine: always try to control the discussion. “Sir, all these books have been helpful but the one that helped me most as an operational intelligence officer was Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather.” Game on!

Defending this unlikely metaphor proved surprisingly easy, because the Soviet system of controlling agriculture, heavy industry and what little consumer production existed was comparable to the way the Mob ran the rackets, the girls, the numbers and maybe even Hollywood! Our debate turned into a no-holds-barred discussion that ran a half-hour beyond the scheduled closing time. Maybe that is why today as Russian television broadcast those startling images of Prigozhin’s plane haplessly nose-diving to earth (also not an accidental occurrence!) I recalled that epic scene when Michael Corleone presided over the baptism of his infant nephew. Do you remember how Michael responded to the priest’s questioning (“I do renounce the Devil, father”) even as the camera cut-in showed his thugs killing every Mob boss who opposed him. Sorry, father, but neither Don Michael nor Don Vladimir were doing anything except ruthlessly pursuing their own agendas.

Now Joe Biden has more in common with those two characters than you might suppose; but he is also the least likely person on earth to draw far-sighted conclusions from today’s events. Everything about Putin’s most recent actions – from the determined defense of Russian territorial gains in eastern Ukraine to his latest attempts to offset severe personnel and material losses – suggests only a man determined to prevail whatever the cost. Some analysts have been so bold as to predict a sudden collapse of Putin’s latest venture and possibly even threatening Russian state viability as well. Well, what if those analysts are wrong? What if that classic KGB-trained tyrant is more serious about defending his expansive vision of the Russian state than Joe Biden is about stopping him? Most critically: Are there any reasons to imagine that Joe Biden’s perceptions of Putin are better-founded than, say, his understanding of what is required to win a conflict - from our southern border to the European territory covered by Article 5 of the NATO Treaty?

There are a number of stark examples that President Biden and his advisors would do well to consider in coming days: But the killing of Yevgeniy Prigozhin should be first among them.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Allard is a former Cold War intelligence officer, West Point professor and Dean of the National War College. From 1998-2008, he was an on-air military analyst for the networks of NBC News.

 

 


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Breaking News:

GOP Presidential candidate and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum suffered an injury while playing basketball and was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night. It's unclear if he'll be able to stand during tonight's debate. I'm sure you'll join me in sending prayers for a full and swift recovery. This is a breaking story, so not much is known yet, but here's an early report at our press time:

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/23/doug-burgum-hosptial-debate/


Debate night

Tonight is the first GOP Primary debate. To give you some info on where the candidates (including Trump, who is not participating) stand on one of the most important issues, Breitbart.com gave them all a questionnaire on their stand on border security and immigration enforcement. Here are their answers, in full…

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/22/exclusive-2024-gop-candidate-immigration-questionnaire-hopefuls-explain-vision-for-migration-policy-ahead-of-debate/


Bad for Trump

It was reported yesterday that a witness has flipped and will testify against former President Trump and Mar-a-Lago employee Walt Nauta in the presidential documents case. This person, identified only as “Witness 4” (but reportedly Yuscil Taveras) previously supported Trump and Nauta’s claim that no attempt was made to erase security footage. Now, after reportedly being confronted with contradictory evidence and threatened with perjury charges, this witness has flipped and will testify that there was such an attempt.

I’m not an attorney, so I’ll let law professor William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection fill in the details:

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/feds-claim-key-mar-a-lago-obstruction-witness-has-flipped-on-trump/

As Jacobson notes, this is bad for Trump, and he thinks this is the case most likely to pose a real danger to him (although I still contend that it’s a load of selectively-prosecuted garbage. The tampering with evidence charge is a familiar type of process crime that’s used to imprison people for “obstructing” an investigation of a non-crime that never should have been launched in the first place.) Jacobson also points out that having changed his story completely, this witness will be grilled heavily on the stand about whether he’s lying now or was lying then. He says that what the jury believes may hinge on how convincing Jack Smith’s alleged evidence is.

I will remain skeptical until I see it because this whole story reeks of the January 6th trials, where working people with little to no resources to defend themselves and who felt they’d done nothing wrong were bullied and threatened with years in prison if they didn’t “CONFESS!!!” and testify against others. That sort of thing used to be known as “coerced testimony,” and it got cases thrown out of court and prosecutors sanctioned and disbarred. I don’t know if that’s what’s happening here, but I’ll just say that knowing Smith and his history of improper partisan prosecutions that have been thrown out on appeal, I would be shocked if it didn’t.


“Bidenomics”

The Biden Administration’s decision to name what they’ve done to the economy “Bidenomics” and try to sell it like a new detergent is backfiring spectacularly. Turns out Americans know when they’re struggling financially, and not even the slickest con job can convince them that the hailstones falling on their heads are pennies from Heaven.

So when President Biden claimed that “Bidenomics is just another way of saying ‘restoring the American dream,’” the public responded, “In your dreams!”

https://headlineusa.com/bidens-defense-of-bidenomics-fuels-blistering-thread-of-memes/

In fact, for most working Americans, Bidenomics has been a nightmare, and RNC Research has the numbers to prove it.

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1692220608656912802

Here are a few of their findings. Since Biden took office…

* Prices are up by 16.9% while real wages are down by about 3 percent.

* Increased costs of living have lost the average American about $10,000.

* Nationwide, gas prices are up by an average of $1.48 a gallon (and they’ve been even higher.)

* The average household is spending $709 a month more for the same goods and services.

* Interest rates are at a 22-year high, while credit card debt is at an all-time high.

* Sixty percent of workers, including 73 percent of Millennials, report living paycheck-to-paycheck.

* Nearly 3/4ths of Americans say their financial situation isn’t improving, while almost half say it’s getting worse.

* Nearly 20 million American households are behind on their utility bills, while delinquent credit card payments have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

* Not surprisingly, most Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

I hope that at some point during tonight’s Republican debate, the candidates take a few moments out from attacking Trump and each other to mention some of this stuff, which I suspect might be important to voters.


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COVID fears are starting again

Fears of yet another COVID variant have some people pushing for a return to pandemic-era restrictions such as enforced masking, social distancing and mandated vaccinations. Not surprisingly, this movement is starting in universities and Hollywood…

https://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2023/08/21/believe-it-or-not-these-colleges-are-still-requiring-covid-vaccinations/

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/08/22/mask-mandates-making-a-comeback-as-hysteria-over-new-covid-variant-grows-1389013/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/22/these-pandemic-practices-are-making-a-comeback-n2627340

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/major-movie-studio-reinstates-mask-mandates-effective-immediately/ar-AA1fBJmZ

That first link even includes this pearl of medical wisdom: “Rutgers University banned one student who was unvaccinated from participating in virtual classes.” I guess they don’t want him to infect anyone with a computer virus over the Internet.

If they’re going to try to resurrect this failed, useless, counter-productive and freedom-crushing campaign, then I suggest Americans resurrect another campaign in response: Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No!”


Name one failure…

President Biden angrily challenged the press to name just one of his Administration’s objectives that’s been a failure. He has a point, if you believe that his objective is to destroy everything he touches.

But for those who can’t bring themselves to believe that Democrats are deliberately trying to destroy America, Victor Davis Hanson has taken on the herculean job of compiling a list of all the Biden policies that have been unmitigated disasters. It’s still not a comprehensive list, but it’s well worth reading, and sharing with anyone crazy enough to think this guy or anyone remotely like him actually deserves reelection.

https://victorhanson.com/actually-joe-all-your-objectives-were-failures/

PS – There’s a typo in this column. When he wrote, “Bidenomics is a synonym for printing up to 6 billion dollars…”, I think he meant “6 TRILLION dollars.”


Some good news at last about Antifa:

Three members of that radical group are finally being held accountable for their violence against a journalist to the tune of $100,000 each. Judging from their looks, the only way they’ll ever raise it is by selling blood, but at least it’s a start.

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-judge-rules-against-antifa-defendants-in-default-awards-andy-ngo-300000-in-damages-over-portland-attack


Things That Make You Go “Hmmm…”

The Washington Post appears to have a unique journalistic rule: It’s okay to refer to politicians and fundraisers as Democrats up until they get arrested for something. Then, magically, the party designation disappears from stories about them.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-post-policy-against-using-democrat


1978 hit “Fat Bottomed Girls” removed from streaming service

Doing the Babylon Bee’s job of mocking excessive wokeness for them, the music streaming service Yoto removed the 1978 hit “Fat Bottomed Girls” from a version of “Queen’s Greatest Hits” for teenagers because it might be offensive to women.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/queen-fat-bottomed-girls-dropped-band-greatest-hits-collection-younger-audiences

Meanwhile, they will keep streaming all the current filthy hit songs about how sexy large women are because that’s empowering and feminist.


“Women’s rights”

Here’s a story that should be brought to the attention of women who keep voting for Democrats because “they protect women’s rights.”

https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2023/08/21/transgenderism-male-librarian-gags-woman-for-misgendering/

Yet another female athlete who dared to speak out publicly in defense of girls not having their sports taken over by men or having naked men invade their private spaces was silenced and shouted down by men for allegedly “misgendering” them. Which means she called them “men.” How dare these women think they should be allowed to have their own sports or speak in public?

And the Biden Administration is not only okay with this, they’re forcing it on schools. Funny way to “protect women’s rights.”

Related: I saw this on a social media meme and thought it hit the nail on the head:

“If genitalia does not define gender, then how does removing/surgically altering genitalia ‘affirm gender?’”


A dangerous constitutional theory to keep Trump off the ballot

Of the latest legal strategy intended to keep President Trump off the ballot in ‘24, law professor Jonathan Turley said this:  “Quite frankly, I think this is the single most dangerous constitutional theory I’ve seen pop up in decades…”

He was speaking of the argument that under the 14th Amendment, Trump can be barred from running for President again --- and from ever holding any office in the federal government --- after supposedly violating his oath of office and supporting an “insurrection” or “rebellion” against the United States.  Keep in mind, the 14th Amendment was passed to deal with the political aftermath of the CIVIL WAR.  Now THAT was an insurrection.

As Turley said Tuesday night to Laura Ingraham, “That brings you to the original question:  what was January 6?”  Many citizens, including Turley personally, characterize it as a protest that became a riot.  And that’s what it was.  “It was not a rebellion or insurrection,” Turley said, while acknowledging that some disagree.  The problem, he said, is that Trump hasn’t been charged with insurrection or even incitement.  Special counsel Jack Smith notably did not charge him with either.

So, why didn’t he?  We all know he would’ve charged Trump with insurrection or incitement in a heartbeat if he’d had even the slightest evidence to make those charges stick, and that’s with the low bar required by a highly partisan DC court.  Consequently, if Trump can’t even be charged with incitement, how does the 14th Amendment come into play?  It defies reason, but since when has that mattered to the left?  This plan is a shameful abuse of the 14th Amendment for no other purpose than election interference.

Taking Trump off the ballot would disenfranchise many millions of people who would have chosen to vote for him.  It just shows that with all the lip service Democrats pay to claims of “disenfranchisement,” they doesn’t really care about that principle.  If it helps them win, they’ll gleefully disenfranchise as many Trump voters as they possibly can.

If there are any leftists reading this --- and I know there are --- just admit it, because you know it’s true.

Turley noted the irony when he said, “It’s a curious way to support democracy, by keeping your opponent off the ballot.”  He condemned the violence of the J6 riot just as we have from the beginning, though he was more critical of Trump’s speech.  “But that doesn’t mean it was a rebellion or insurrection,” he said.  There was no plan for it --- the rioters weren’t even armed --- and it obviously would’ve gone nowhere, as every force in government would’ve been aligned against it.

Since Trump was not charged with insurrection, he said, “this is a considerable reach in my view, and it’s dangerous.  And it could not have come at a worse time for our country.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335389374112

Contrast this treatment of Trump with what Turley calls the “theatre of the absurd,” the ‘Justice’ Department’s kid-gloves handling of the Hunter Biden finance case.  Newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss has really dug himself into a hole.  He’s now the most controversial person Attorney General Merrick Garland could have picked to be special counsel, and yet somehow he is it.

Turley’s piece goes over some familiar territory, because our newsletter readers are already extremely well-informed on this case, but it at least tells you you’re not crazy in your assessment of it.  The big question now for Turley is “why, knowing the distrust over the past handling of the investigation, Garland would make an appointment guaranteed to further deepen that unease.”  Maybe the most openly partisan attorney general we’ve ever seen just assumed we’d sit back and take it.  Sorry to disappoint him.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/22/garlands-theater-of-the-absurd-why-the-hunter-biden-scandal-is-no-longer-a-laughing-matter/#more-208822

South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for the removal of Weiss as special counsel, citing the revelation that it was only after two IRS whistleblowers came forward that he chose to indict Hunter Biden for ANYTHING.

“An independent special counsel is needed in this case,” Graham tweeted (I mean, “posted on X”).  “It is abundantly clear Mr. Weiss needs to be removed from the investigation of Hunter Biden.  To say this has been botched is an understatement.”

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lindsey-graham-david-weiss-hunter-biden/2023/08/22/id/1131629/?ns_mail_uid=8dde39ba-33ef-45bb-a47c-c2e7fe12ca2e&ns_mail_job=DM513102_08222023&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010504nrohor

Even some Democrats are concerned about the political fallout from the “special handling” of Hunter’s case.  And after getting no response from AG Garland, the GOP chairmen of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means Committees, who together are doing the job of the DOJ in the Hunter investigation, have subpoenaed four IRS and FBI officials who were present at the meeting that proved to be the last straw and caused lead investigator Gary Shapley to blow the whistle.

“[The whistleblowers’] testimony raised serious questions about the federal government’s commitment to evenhanded justice,” they wrote.  “The DOJ [Office of the Inspector General] acknowledged they received information from the whistleblowers but have not indicated whether their office is meaningfully investigating the disclosures.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/08/21/subpoenas-have-been-issued-to-irs-investigators-who-blocked-hunter-from-serious-charges-n2627315

If Weiss is replaced, it won’t be the first time more than one special counsel has handled a case.  John Yoo pointed out Tuesday night that Ken Starr was not the first special counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton and Whitewater.  After the first special counsel, Robert Fiske, was seen as not doing a thorough or sufficiently timely job, political pressure led to his replacement.  That could happen again.  From the archives…

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-08-06-mn-24261-story.html

But nothing is simple:  DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has informed the congressional committees that a “potential jurisdictional issue” might prevent him from investigating the IRS whistleblower claims.  His letter to them was light on explanation, so they wrote back asking for him to clarify.  “Based on your statements and the DOJ’s pattern of politically motivated actions,” they wrote, “we are concerned that the DOJ is limiting your office from fully investigating the disclosures provided to your office.”

To help them understand the scope of his investigation, they asked for specific documentation about the limitations he thinks he will have.  Horowitz needs to cite chapter and verse (well, law and/or regulation).  They want this by September 6.

Wouldn’t it be something if after the whistleblowers came forward because they were blocked in their investigation, the inspector general was blocked in his investigation of whoever blocked THEIR investigation?

https://nypost.com/2023/08/22/doj-ig-cites-potential-limitation-in-review-of-hunter-biden-coverup-claims/

Finally, try not to be too surprised, but at least seven prosecutors in Weiss’s office over the past several years are apparently Democratic donors, and one of them even appears to have a previously unreported relationship with the Biden family, at one time referring to Hunter Biden as “a good friend.”  The WASHINGTON EXAMINER has taken a closer look.

Hunter’s finances should never have been investigated out of the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office.  For crying out loud, Hunter’s father was a VERY longtime U.S. Senator from Delaware before becoming Vice President, and his brother Beau was attorney general in Delaware before he passed away in 2015.  And now we learn that Hunter apparently had at least one good friend in that office (though, to be fair, he seems to have had friends in many places!).  The Delaware office simply should not have been handling this.  But I guess that’s just “the Delaware way.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/democratic-donors-biden-friends-weiss-office

 


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First, I want to once again thank Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, for appearing this weekend on my TBN show. He has been doing the heavy lifting --- the job the ‘Justice’ Department should be doing but isn’t --- in the investigation into Biden family finances, and it was wonderful to be able to take some time with him on the show. If you missed it, here’s that link. This is a MUST-SEE…

SHOCKING Biden Actions REVEALED! | Rep. Comer, Seamus Bruner, & MORE | Huckabee - Read Mike's News Analysis - Mike Huckabee

Rep. Comer offered some news that would shock anyone who hasn’t been paying attention (like mainstream media reporters.) For instance, he said that so far, they’ve identified about $21 million in suspicious deposits, and they only have about a third of the bank records. And apparently, no income taxes were paid on any of that by these “The rich must pay their fair share” Democrats.

Rep. Comer also appeared Sunday morning on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with host Maria Bartiromo, providing more details surrounding Joe Biden’s use of aliases in White House correspondence that was copied to his son.  (Recall our report from last week about his use of aliases such as “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.”)  All the emails copied to Hunter, he said, were specifically about Ukraine.

It’s very difficult to understand how Hunter Biden, described now by the White House as “a private citizen” merited being copied on these documents.  Sometimes he was the ONLY person copied.  Doesn’t look like much of a “firewall,” does it?

Comer said “the evidence is mounting every day,” including an obvious timeline, showing that then-Vice President Biden flew to Ukraine for the purpose of getting prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.  Shokin, as you know, had been looking into Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company whose founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, had hired both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer to be on its executive board, despite his alleged observation that Hunter was dumber than his dog.  According to a very reliable FBI confidential source, Zlochevsky had said he paid “$5 million to one Biden and $5 million to another Biden” to get Shokin fired.  Joe Biden later opened his big mouth and publicly bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless Shokin was immediately fired.

“That’s called a quid pro quo, Maria,” Comer said.  “And it’s pretty illegal, and it’s more evidence that Joe Biden was front-and-center in this influence peddling scheme.”

“What we’ve now learned is, Joe Biden was using a fake email bank to receive correspondence from his staff that he was copying Hunter Biden on.  I believe...Hunter had to prove value to the Burisma owners, that they were working on this, so he was forwarding those [emails] to the owners of Burisma.”  The emails would have confirmed to Zlochevsky that the Vice President was en route to Ukraine, fulfilling his end of the deal.

“Look, this is obvious,” he said, that Joe Biden abused his powers as Vice President for the sole purpose to protect his son, who was receiving millions and millions of dollars from this corrupt Ukrainian energy company, and this email ties Joe Biden and Hunter Biden into this corruption scheme, “without a shadow of a doubt.”

His current tally of the Bidens’ foreign-money loot is about $21 million (investigative journalist Peter Schweizer says it’s over $30 million. For more, here’s my interview from this weekend with Seamus Bruner, research director for Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute, whose job is to “follow the money.”)

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/seamus-bruner   

So, WHY were the Bidens getting all those cool millions?

As for potential interference in his committee’s investigation due to the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel (and we’ll get to more about that), Comer said, “We’re about to find out.”  That’s because they’re headed to court, trying to get more bank records that they think will “tell a whole lot bigger story” about Joe’s level of involvement and also how he personally benefited.  Banks have told the committee that “they’re under considerable pressure not to cooperate.”  The Bidens have “lawyered-up,” he said, and those attorneys know exactly where this is going.  “I mean, they are building Fort Knox around these bank accounts…”

He says he’s seeing obstruction as there has never been “in the history of congressional investigations.”  This obstruction comes from all sides:  the Biden legal team, the DOJ, the FBI, the Secret Service, the IRS, by the Democrats (of course) on their own committee, and now potentially by the special counsel.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334869612112

REDSTATE is wondering why we’re just now hearing that newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss used to work alongside Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.  Did you know anything about that?  Us, neither!  A must-read…

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/08/20/knives-out-liberal-news-outlet-reports-on-special-counsel-david-weiss-past-association-with-beau-biden-n2162841

The DAILY CALLER reports several significant updates on the Hunter Biden case.  Following in the tracks of attorney Chris Clark, three more Hunter attorneys have left the case after charges against Hunter were dismissed in Delaware, to be refiled in DC and/or California.

All three attorneys are from the Democrat powerhouse law firm of Latham & Watkins:  Brian C. McManus, Timothy H. McCarten and Matthew S. Salerno.  They gave no reason, which legal expert Margot Cleveland finds “interesting.”  Recall that a Latham & Watkins staffer allegedly posed in a phone call as an assistant to Theodore Kittila, attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee, to try to prevent a filing with IRS whistleblower testimony to be presented to the judge.  Selerno attributed this to a “miscommunication.”  Right.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-bidens-latham-watkins-attorneys-motion-withdraw-from-case

“Mr. Biden has been advised of, and consents to, our withdrawal,” the motion reads.  “He also agrees this withdrawal will cause no material adverse effect or prejudice to him and remains completely satisfied with Mssrs. [Abbe] Lowell’s and [Richard] Jones’ continued representation of him.”

Unless there’s been more turnover among Hunter’s legal team than we know, this is the same bunch who threatened to put President Biden on the stand if Hunter were indicted on the firearms charge.  In October 2022, Chris Clark said in a 32-page letter (!) to prosecutors, leaked to POLITICO just last week, that the President testifying against his own DOJ would create a “constitutional crisis.”  It’s not clear if Clark’s withdrawal from the case last week had anything to do with the leak of that document.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-bidens-defense-lawyers-vowed-put-president-biden-stand

Here’s the DAILY CALLER on the same story.  They quote from Clark’s letter to U.S. Attorney David Weiss: “President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial.  This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis.”

Judging from the left’s persecution of President Trump and their trashing of practically every right in the Constitution when it comes to putting him on trial, I would say that “Constitutional crisis” has little meaning for them except as a threat to be used.  They’ll blow up the Constitution if it means getting what they want.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-biden-joe-witness-stand/?pnespid=r7Q.AT1LPvgF0_XFozmuS46I7gj1WoJwceXgkPI4pxhmaAZ1VM0fLpRNhw5hDugiIqpdRrsj_w

By the way, we just found some interesting commentary from a few weeks ago about Judge Maryellen Norieka’s refusal of Hunter’s plea deal.  Julianne Murray, an attorney representing the Heritage Foundation, was in the courtroom that day and says the judge “did a really good job of sniffing out that there was stuff that was not being said out loud.”

Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, said that “we now know there was an even sweeter secret deal:  today was supposed to be the end of all criminal charges involving the Biden family.  They were going to protect President Biden by sweeping under the rug today in Delaware all the Biden family crimes.”  They couldn’t write that into the plea agreement because of the political backlash, but that would have been the practical effect.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/07/26/incompetence-or-corruption-legal-experts-explain-what-judges-refusal-to-accept-hunter-biden-plea-deal-reveals/

And did you know that before whistleblowers started coming forward about the case, Hunter’s plea deal not only gave him “future immunity” but also didn’t require him to plead guilty to ANYTHING?  I am not kidding.  And the DOJ had apparently accepted it.  Talk about a “sweetheart” deal --- this would have been a big wet smackeroo right on the lips.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/doj-deal-hunter-biden-guilty/?

 


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Today’s Huckabee Video Links

Must-See, or Must-See-Again: My interview from this weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN with chief House Biden investigator, Rep. James Comer.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=B6D9CFC3-1C17-4466-9E30-4C5E1647B9D5

Here’s my monologue from that show, on the indictments of Trump that perform the same function as a scantily-clad female assistant does for a bad magician who needs to distract the audience from what he’s doing.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=B36F01E7-827D-4DD2-A9CA-53EE379E2956

This is my appearance on “Rob Schmitt Tonight” on Newsmax, discussing the Bidens’ worse-than-Third-World financial chicanery exposed by House investigators.

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=34A9EE52-A7AF-45F3-BBAF-0BAB102DABC0


Biden visits Maui

It took President Biden over a week to finally leave his beach vacation, go to Maui and comment on the devastating and tragic wild fires. But if all he could do was make it about himself and how he once suffered a kitchen fire, stumble through remarks filled with verbal gaffes, and make lame and tasteless jokes that offended the victims, maybe it would’ve been better if he’d just stayed beached.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-kicks-off-maui-trip-making-cracking-jokes-people-died/

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has more on the continuing outrage of the way Hawaii’s Democrat officials failed in preventing the wild fires, extinguishing them, and aiding the victims in their aftermath.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/21/democrats-in-hawaii-continue-to-be-shining-examples-of-government-incompetence-n2627314

Of course, a media salvage operation is already underway to claim that criticism of the government’s botching of the Maui wildfires is a “rightwing narrative.” Or as we call that around here, “the truth.”

https://instapundit.com/601569/


President Trump's bail is set

Former President Trump will be processed in Fulton County, Georgia, Thursday, on the latest round of ridiculous charges of “racketeering” for objecting to an election. Bail was set at $200,000 (this link has a breakdown of the amounts for each charge that add up to $200,000.)

https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2023/08/21/breaking-weve-just-learned-whats-included-in-trumps-bail-conditions-in-georgia-n1720920

That’s actually fairly standard in cases involving people for whom there’s evidence that they actually committed those crimes. But what’s more concerning is the extremely subjective conditions on the terms of release. Things like “The defendant shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him…to be a co-defendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.” And he is forbidden from making any “direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community,” including in “posts on social media or reposts of posts” by others on social media.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/21/breaking-conditions-of-donald-trumps-release-in-georgia-case-revealed-n2162866

This entire case is built on a partisan prosecutor twisting free speech into felony charges, and now it appears that his bond conditions are, too. We’ve already seen special counsel Jack Smith claim Trump’s social media posts were “threats.” The prosecution in this trial will be hunting for any opportunity to claim that something Trump says is a violation of his bail terms and demand that he be jailed. It’s designed to either shut him up or lock him up during campaign season.

If you didn’t think the entire point of this destruction of our legal system was election interference, then this should cement it.  

 


The Hunter Biden Story

The Hunter Biden story is like a pinata full of sleaze that, just when you think it’s been beaten until it’s empty, drops some more slime on the floor. Jesse Watters of Fox News just revealed the latest, reporting that Fox Primetime has confirmed that Hunter flew overseas on Air Force Two with then-VP Joe Biden at least eight times.  Watters tweeted:

“These are trips we didn’t know about before, because Hunter avoided being caught on camera. But Primetime now has indisputable evidence that Hunter Biden was using Air Force 2 as business travel. Taxpayers funded Hunter’s business travel so the Bidens could sneak around the world and get rich.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/22/jesse-watters-drops-big-news-about-more-hunter-trips-on-air-force-two-n2162897

Nothing we didn’t already know, but again, there’s just so much more of it than we knew, and it never seems to end. I’m sure we’ll have more on this so stay tuned…


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Friendly advice

I’ll bet you probably didn’t even know that there was an Amazon Prime TV series based on the movie “A League of Their Own,” about World War II-era female baseball teams. Well, “loosely” based. It used that movie's premise to push an anachronistic racial and gay political agenda, complete with lesbian sex scenes and an underground lesbian bar run by Rosie O’Donnell. It was so in-your-face with the LGBTQ messaging that it won awards from a number of radical gay and leftist groups, including GLAAD.

Breitbart.com notes that if you’re thinking that sounds nothing like the movie, you must’ve watched the movie wrong. The show’s co-creator Abbi Jacobson claimed that the original movie is an “iconic gay film,” even though none of the characters is gay. Okay...

One problem: Nobody watched the TV series, and it’s just become the latest piece of woke propaganda to get canceled after only one season. If it makes them feel better, they can think of it as a late-term abortion.

https://www.westernjournal.com/amazon-pulls-plug-lgbt-league-show-right-final-season/

In related “Get Woke, Go Broke” news, major theatrical companies around the nation that went all-in on producing plays and other live performances that push leftist, racial and LGBTQ political agendas are facing financial catastrophe as donations and ticket sales have plunged.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/08/20/woke-performing-arts-organizations-facing-financial-catastrophe-as-audiences-flee-donations-plunge/

In the spirit of supporting the arts, I want to offer them this advice:

People love “The Music Man.”


Justice Thomas

Speaking of Justice Thomas, Democrats have been on a jihad against him for months, trying to drive him off the SCOTUS with bogus ethics allegations about him taking lavish gifts from his longtime billionaire friend, Harlan Crow. They have been led by leftwing “news” outlets like ProPublica.

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has some new info on the various ways they got the story wrong, including claiming that Thomas took vacations on Crow’s yacht when he actually just took a 30-minute tour of it while it was moored to the dock. They also claimed Thomas had a standing invitation to an exclusive golf resort. They didn’t mention that he doesn’t play golf and never went. They also made a big deal about him watching a college football game from a suite that costs $40,000 a year. But Thomas’ ticket cost a whopping 65 bucks, well below the required reporting value of gifts.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/20/oh-so-thats-what-the-media-got-wrong-in-their-hit-piece-against-clarence-thomas-n2627284

Do you still wonder why I put quotation marks around the word “news” when I refer to leftwing media outlets?

Related: Following my “wait at least 48 hours” rule before commenting on any inflammatory accusation against Republicans, I didn’t comment on the big dust-up about Gov. Ron DeSantis allegedly calling Trump supporters “listless vessels.” And here’s what I was waiting for: 

Former Virginia Attorney General and DeSantis supporter Ken Cuccinelli went on CNN and confronted them about creating that quote via misleading video editing. They cut out a full paragraph between DeSantis’ reference to Trump voters and the phrase “listless vessels.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ken-cuccinelli-bashes-cnn-for-using-edited-clip-of-desantis-he-wasnt-talking-about-trump-supporters/ar-AA1fyk2Q

I’ll let you decide if this substantially altered the meaning of DeSantis’ comments. In the meantime, here are some reactions from conservatives, none of whom should have been surprised to learn that CNN airs fake news.

https://twitchy.com/justmindy/2023/08/20/ken-cuccinelli-kasie-hunt-cnn-desantis-listless-vessel-n2386450


How to Fight Back

Victoria Taft of PJ Media interviewed Mike Davis of the Article III Project, who outlined his advice for how Donald Trump can fight back against all these politicized indictments and win. He also believes that the flimsiness and obvious partisan nature of the charges is becoming apparent even to Trump haters and people who don’t follow the news, and some Democrats already sense that their overkill is boomeranging on them and will work in Trump’s favor

Davis says this strategy is exactly what they did that saved Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination, when the Dems just kept throwing one transparently ridiculous charge after another at him, assuming that would bury him, but it blew up in their faces. Read more at this link:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/20/heres-how-trump-beats-the-georgia-indictment-n1720700

And in the podcast, he recounts a great story told to him by Clarence Thomas that he calls the “dead chicken” strategy. If you don’t have time to listen to the entire podcast, this link will take you straight to it.

https://youtu.be/SPHR61ntcXE


Border? What Border?!?

From the very first day Joe Biden took office as President, he began dismantling all the measures that President Trump had taken to secure the border. As to whether this was a deliberate attempt to allow millions of illegal immigrants to come in, or mindless opposition to anything Trump did, or a combination of the two, I can’t say. But some of Biden’s actions were inexplicable if you were looking for any logical coherence. For instance, he ordered an immediate halt to construction of the border wall (which was working), even though storing the materials cost taxpayers $300 million, and for zero benefit.

If you had any hope that the border disaster this caused might make him come to his senses and finish the wall, forget it. To prevent that, the Biden Administration has been secretly auctioning off the building materials on the federal surplus website GovPlanet at fire sale prices.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-secretly-selling-unused-parts-trumps-border-wall-ahead-proposed-law-force-resume-construction/

And who needs a silly old border wall, anyway? According to liberal news outlets, border crossings are down significantly since Biden ended Title 42 in May (never mind that that resulted in a massive surge, on top of the millions already here, not to mention the violent gangs that now control parts of our border, or the flood of deadly drugs into the US.) And in July, there was another surge, with border agents processing over 183,000 people, a 33% increase from June.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4159985-illegal-border-crossings-jumped-by-33-percent-in-july-cbp/

Oh, and not to worry anyone, but illegal entries by Chinese nationals are up 800% since fiscal 2022.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/08/20/national-security-risk-800-surge-in-illegal-chinese-migrants-n1720738

Here’s my modest suggestion: Let’s keep the materials to build a border wall, and sell the entire Biden Administration on the liquidation site at fire sale prices.

Related: In Kleberg County on the Texas/Mexico border, Hispanic county attorney Kira Talip Sanchez has had enough of all the lawlessness and illegal entries and switched parties from Democrat to Republican.

https://www.westernjournal.com/texas-border-democrat-enough-ditches-party-switches-gop-epic-move/


A mystery: What was Hunter doing talking to Trump impeachment attorneys in 2019?

If you’ve been reading the newsletter, you’re up to speed on the “Biden Inc.” investigation even before the news appears in most conservative media.  Most of yesterday was a re-hashing of what you already know.  But John Solomon broke significant news.

First, the backstory:  As you know, Hunter made a call to “DC” when he was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai with his Burisma associates.  That was December 5, 2015.  Only five days later, Papa Joe Biden flew to Ukraine and spoke before their parliament.  That’s the same day he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless the lead prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired.  In March 2016, the prosecutor “resigned under pressure” from the Ukrainian president, who, in turn, had been pressured by then-Vice President Biden.    

Joe Biden has always maintained that, yes, he did push for Shokin’s firing, but it had nothing to do with Hunter’s connection to Burisma --- it was consistent with existing U.S. foreign policy recommendation, put together by an inter-agency task force.  But now Solomon has the State Department’s internal documents from that task force, courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and they tell a very different story.  The task force advised Biden in October 2015 that the $1 billion SHOULD be given to Ukraine, because the prosecutor’s office was doing a swell job with its anti-corruption efforts!

That was the last recommendation made by this task force.  They even put it in the form of handy talking points, which, according to State Department documents, Joe Biden related to the president of Ukraine in a phone call on November 4, 2015.  At that time, Joe told the Ukrainian president they would get the $1 billion guarantee.

But it was soon after this phone call that “life got tough inside the Biden family,” Solomon told Sean Hannity Monday night.  Reporters for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE NEW YORK TIMES had begun asking questions about the investigation into Burisma Holdings and Hunter’s presence on the board, and Burisma “began to panic.”  So around Thanksgiving of 2015, Joe and his office worked on a “new talking point,” according to Solomon, “one they didn’t even share with the ambassador, who was in Kiev representing the United States…”  The White House decided they would call for the prosecutor to be fired if they wanted the money.

“Joe Biden wasn’t carrying out U.S. policy,” Solomon said.  “He CHANGED U.S. policy.”  In other words, the story being drilled into us by the media that Joe was only fulfilling existing foreign policy is a gigantic LIE.  Hey, what’s one more?

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/hdfeds-urged-biden-give-ukraine-loan-guarantee-he

Solomon believes the whistleblowers in the Biden case “changed history.  There’s no doubt that them coming forward changed the dynamics inside the Justice Department and between [them and] Hunter Biden’s lawyers.”

He pointed to one document in particular that contradicts what we’ve been told about Hunter having no impact on foreign policy.  There’s a classified email to leaders in Washington from George Kent at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine (remember him from Trump’s first impeachment?), saying, “Somebody should tell Joe Biden his son Hunter undercut ALL of our anti-corruption activities in Ukraine.”

“The documents contradict everything we were told in the original narrative about Ukraine.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/21/new-stunning-docs-show-biden-withholding-ukraine-aid-over-prosecutor-contradicted-us-position-n2162892

Hannity also spoke with two House committee chairmen Monday night:  Jason Smith of Missouri, who chairs the Ways & Means Committee (the committee that deals with tax information), and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.  They say more House subpoenas have been issued to IRS and FBI investigators involved in the Hunter case.

Recall from yesterday that Biden’s attorneys actually threatened the DOJ with putting President Biden on the stand and creating a “constitutional crisis” if Hunter had to face charges.  (As if they cared about causing a constitutional crisis.)  “The idea that Joe Biden’s gonna testify is ridiculous,” Jordan said Monday night.  “Can you imagine putting Joe Biden on the stand right now and him facing cross-examination --- I mean, there is NO WAY that’s gonna happen.  But this is the pressure campaign they were putting on the DOJ.”

Recall also that without the announcement of the whistleblowers getting ready to testify, Hunter’s “sweetheart” deal would have been twice as sweet, with all charges dropped.  Incredibly, Hunter would have received “future immunity” without having to plead guilty to ANYTHING.  The fact that the DOJ had agreed to this should tell you all you need to know about the politics of ‘justice’ in 2023.

The reason the IRS whistleblowers came forward was a “red line” that was crossed during a meeting on October 7, 2022, with Delaware U.S. Attorney (now Special Counsel) David Weiss and four other people, when Weiss allegedly told them he didn’t have independent authority to bring charges.  The two whistleblowers followed protocol by going first to the Ways & Means Committee because of the personal financial information involved in the case.

But did you know that Hunter’s attorneys demanded that the DOJ prosecute the whistleblowers?  Yes, it’s true.  Even though IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel had confirmed the rights of agency whistleblowers to make protected disclosures to Congress, Hunter’s attorneys called for them to be prosecuted because they’d divulged details about the probe to Congress, and what they said had “played a role in influencing the outcome.”  They said that for this reason, the whistleblowers broke the law and should be PROSECUTED.

What really happened was that, in revealing to Congress what they felt was wrong about the investigation, they helped prevent Hunter from getting an unacceptable sweetheart deal.  (NOTE:  Judge Maryellen Noreika helped, too.)  In other words, by allowing whistleblowers to “interfere,” the whistleblower law worked exactly as it was supposed to.

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky called this what it is:  witness intimidation on the part of Hunter’s attorneys.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/21/report-hunter-bidens-lawyers-push-doj-prosecute-irs-whistleblowers/

Jason Smith told Hannity that the two whistleblowers gave consistent testimony and characterized what they said as shocking.  “But you know who was not shocked about their information was the Department of Justice,” he said, “because, in fact, the [DOJ], just as the whistleblowers highlighted...used numerous tactics that delayed the investigation to such a degree that the statute of limitations expired for some of the most egregious crimes of 2014 and 2015 tax years.”

Of course, you know about their other transgressions, such as going straight to Hunter’s lawyers with tip-offs that interfered with the IRS investigation.  The DOJ and Hunter’s legal team really were working on the same side:  both sidin’ with Biden.

But then Jim Jordan brought up something mind-boggling that might get lost in all the other Biden corruption news.  We’ll let him tell it:

“...In 2019, Biden’s legal team wanted to meet with him to talk about things, and he said, ‘I can’t meet with you that day because I’M TALKING WITH THE IMPEACHMENT LAWYERS [emphasis ours].’  So, is he talking with Daniel Goldman, the lawyer for Adam Schiff?  ...Who’s he talking to?  Because it was all about Burisma…”

So...it was in 2019 that the FBI got Hunter’s laptop, and KNEW it was Hunter’s laptop, and knew all about Burisma, yet held onto it during Trump’s first impeachment when it would have been exculpatory for him.  Now we learn that Hunter himself was actually in contact with the Trump impeachment lawyers at this time!  What in blazes was going on here?  This has the potential to be the most shocking revelation yet.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335146505112

 


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If you’ve been reading the newsletter, you’re up to speed on the “Biden Inc.” investigation even before the news appears in most conservative media.  Most of yesterday was a re-hashing of what you already know.  But John Solomon broke significant news.

First, the backstory:  As you know, Hunter made a call to “DC” when he was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai with his Burisma associates.  That was December 5, 2015.  Only five days later, Papa Joe Biden flew to Ukraine and spoke before their parliament.  That’s the same day he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless the lead prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired.  In March 2016, the prosecutor “resigned under pressure” from the Ukrainian president, who, in turn, had been pressured by then-Vice President Biden.    

Joe Biden has always maintained that, yes, he did push for Shokin’s firing, but it had nothing to do with Hunter’s connection to Burisma --- it was consistent with existing U.S. foreign policy recommendation, put together by an inter-agency task force.  But now Solomon has the State Department’s internal documents from that task force, courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and they tell a very different story.  The task force advised Biden in October 2015 that the $1 billion SHOULD be given to Ukraine, because the prosecutor’s office was doing a swell job with its anti-corruption efforts!

That was the last recommendation made by this task force.  They even put it in the form of handy talking points, which, according to State Department documents, Joe Biden related to the president of Ukraine in a phone call on November 4, 2015.  At that time, Joe told the Ukrainian president they would get the $1 billion guarantee.

But it was soon after this phone call that “life got tough inside the Biden family,” Solomon told Sean Hannity Monday night.  Reporters for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE NEW YORK TIMES had begun asking questions about the investigation into Burisma Holdings and Hunter’s presence on the board, and Burisma “began to panic.”  So around Thanksgiving of 2015, Joe and his office worked on a “new talking point,” according to Solomon, “one they didn’t even share with the ambassador, who was in Kiev representing the United States…”  The White House decided they would call for the prosecutor to be fired if they wanted the money.

“Joe Biden wasn’t carrying out U.S. policy,” Solomon said.  “He CHANGED U.S. policy.”  In other words, the story being drilled into us by the media that Joe was only fulfilling existing foreign policy is a gigantic LIE.  Hey, what’s one more?

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/hdfeds-urged-biden-give-ukraine-loan-guarantee-he

Solomon believes the whistleblowers in the Biden case “changed history.  There’s no doubt that them coming forward changed the dynamics inside the Justice Department and between [them and] Hunter Biden’s lawyers.”

He pointed to one document in particular that contradicts what we’ve been told about Hunter having no impact on foreign policy.  There’s a classified email to leaders in Washington from George Kent at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine (remember him from Trump’s first impeachment?), saying, “Somebody should tell Joe Biden his son Hunter undercut ALL of our anti-corruption activities in Ukraine.”

“The documents contradict everything we were told in the original narrative about Ukraine.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/21/new-stunning-docs-show-biden-withholding-ukraine-aid-over-prosecutor-contradicted-us-position-n2162892

Hannity also spoke with two House committee chairmen Monday night:  Jason Smith of Missouri, who chairs the Ways & Means Committee (the committee that deals with tax information), and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.  They say more House subpoenas have been issued to IRS and FBI investigators involved in the Hunter case.

Recall from yesterday that Biden’s attorneys actually threatened the DOJ with putting President Biden on the stand and creating a “constitutional crisis” if Hunter had to face charges.  (As if they cared about causing a constitutional crisis.)  “The idea that Joe Biden’s gonna testify is ridiculous,” Jordan said Monday night.  “Can you imagine putting Joe Biden on the stand right now and him facing cross-examination --- I mean, there is NO WAY that’s gonna happen.  But this is the pressure campaign they were putting on the DOJ.”

Recall also that without the announcement of the whistleblowers getting ready to testify, Hunter’s “sweetheart” deal would have been twice as sweet, with all charges dropped.  Incredibly, Hunter would have received “future immunity” without having to plead guilty to ANYTHING.  The fact that the DOJ had agreed to this should tell you all you need to know about the politics of ‘justice’ in 2023.

The reason the IRS whistleblowers came forward was a “red line” that was crossed during a meeting on October 7, 2022, with Delaware U.S. Attorney (now Special Counsel) David Weiss and four other people, when Weiss allegedly told them he didn’t have independent authority to bring charges.  The two whistleblowers followed protocol by going first to the Ways & Means Committee because of the personal financial information involved in the case.

But did you know that Hunter’s attorneys demanded that the DOJ prosecute the whistleblowers?  Yes, it’s true.  Even though IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel had confirmed the rights of agency whistleblowers to make protected disclosures to Congress, Hunter’s attorneys called for them to be prosecuted because they’d divulged details about the probe to Congress, and what they said had “played a role in influencing the outcome.”  They said that for this reason, the whistleblowers broke the law and should be PROSECUTED.

What really happened was that, in revealing to Congress what they felt was wrong about the investigation, they helped prevent Hunter from getting an unacceptable sweetheart deal.  (NOTE:  Judge Maryellen Noreika helped, too.)  In other words, by allowing whistleblowers to “interfere,” the whistleblower law worked exactly as it was supposed to.

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky called this what it is:  witness intimidation on the part of Hunter’s attorneys.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/21/report-hunter-bidens-lawyers-push-doj-prosecute-irs-whistleblowers/

Jason Smith told Hannity that the two whistleblowers gave consistent testimony and characterized what they said as shocking.  “But you know who was not shocked about their information was the Department of Justice,” he said, “because, in fact, the [DOJ], just as the whistleblowers highlighted...used numerous tactics that delayed the investigation to such a degree that the statute of limitations expired for some of the most egregious crimes of 2014 and 2015 tax years.”

Of course, you know about their other transgressions, such as going straight to Hunter’s lawyers with tip-offs that interfered with the IRS investigation.  The DOJ and Hunter’s legal team really were working on the same side:  both sidin’ with Biden.

But then Jim Jordan brought up something mind-boggling that might get lost in all the other Biden corruption news.  We’ll let him tell it:

“...In 2019, Biden’s legal team wanted to meet with him to talk about things, and he said, ‘I can’t meet with you that day because I’M TALKING WITH THE IMPEACHMENT LAWYERS [emphasis ours].’  So, is he talking with Daniel Goldman, the lawyer for Adam Schiff?  ...Who’s he talking to?  Because it was all about Burisma…”

So...it was in 2019 that the FBI got Hunter’s laptop, and KNEW it was Hunter’s laptop, and knew all about Burisma, yet held onto it during Trump’s first impeachment when it would have been exculpatory for him.  Now we learn that Hunter himself was actually in contact with the Trump impeachment lawyers at this time!  What in blazes was going on here?  This has the potential to be the most shocking revelation yet.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6335146505112

 


You have to wonder if leftwing “news” outlets that have been nothing more up until now than a Joe Biden protection service have gotten the word from their DNC masters that Joe needs to start making retirement plans. I can’t imagine any other reason that the Washington Post would suddenly start practicing journalism and report on the previously-unreported connection between President Biden’s late son Beau and Hunter Biden’s completely objective “special counsel,” David Weiss.

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Psalms 23:1

 


More of this, please

Remember when people used to think of school board elections as the most non-controversial elections of all? In recent years, we’ve learned that while voters weren’t paying close attention, leftist activists have taken over a number of school boards and started running them like mini-dictatorships dedicated to indoctrinating children into radical left, gender and racial politics. And some of them seem to be willing to do anything to keep parents from speaking up to oppose or expose them.

I’m glad to see that voters are waking up and throwing these people out of office, and that some judges aren’t willing to put up with their shredding of parents’ constitutional rights. Like this story from Round Rock, Texas, where a local pastor and dad who was jailed to silence him just won a court victory, so his lawsuit against the school board and police will proceed. More of this, please.

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2023/08/18/federal-judge-rules-in-favor-of-texas-pastor-jailed-for-speaking-out-against-school-board-corruption-n2162785


UPDATE:

Here’s a follow-up to the story of the police raid on a Kansas newspaper. The police gave their reason for the raid. See if you consider this reason enough.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/kansas-reporter-accused-breaking-law-controversial-marion-county-newspaper-raid-documents


Again…

For the second time in two days, I have to say: What do these people know that we don’t? And from their lips to God’s ears.

https://www.westernjournal.com/wishful-thinking-second-major-media-outlet-less-two-days-mislabels-bidens-title/


Guilty as charged

According to the media, we Republicans are a cruel and wily lot, guilty of all sorts of dirty tricks to hoodwink the public. Our latest sin: We gave terms like “woke,” “Critical Race Theory” and “diversity” negative connotations by telling people the truth about what they actually mean. I feel so guilty!

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/20/republicans-accused-of-verbal-jiu-jitsu-for-living-in-reality-n2162846

 


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Friendly advice

I’ll bet you probably didn’t even know that there was an Amazon Prime TV series based on the movie “A League of Their Own,” about World War II-era female baseball teams. Well, “loosely” based. It used that movie's premise to push an anachronistic racial and gay political agenda, complete with lesbian sex scenes and an underground lesbian bar run by Rosie O’Donnell. It was so in-your-face with the LGBTQ messaging that it won awards from a number of radical gay and leftist groups, including GLAAD.

Breitbart.com notes that if you’re thinking that sounds nothing like the movie, you must’ve watched the movie wrong. The show’s co-creator Abbi Jacobson claimed that the original movie is an “iconic gay film,” even though none of the characters is gay. Okay...

One problem: Nobody watched the TV series, and it’s just become the latest piece of woke propaganda to get canceled after only one season. If it makes them feel better, they can think of it as a late-term abortion.

https://www.westernjournal.com/amazon-pulls-plug-lgbt-league-show-right-final-season/

In related “Get Woke, Go Broke” news, major theatrical companies around the nation that went all-in on producing plays and other live performances that push leftist, racial and LGBTQ political agendas are facing financial catastrophe as donations and ticket sales have plunged.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/08/20/woke-performing-arts-organizations-facing-financial-catastrophe-as-audiences-flee-donations-plunge/

In the spirit of supporting the arts, I want to offer them this advice:

People love “The Music Man.”


This is distressing news:

A reporter for Life Site News is covering the trial in DC of nine pro-life activists whom the government is trying to send to prison for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/dc-face-trial-pro-life-defense-not-allowed-to-say-infanticide-abortion-or-innocent-lives/

As the writer notes, guilty verdicts appear to be a foregone conclusion in this court. Not only did they seat a jury that’s predominately pro-abortion, but the judge also ordered the defense attorneys not to make any arguments related to the morality or legality of abortion. Prosecutors continually objected to defense statements that tried to explain why these people acted as they did, and the judge upheld them all.

The defense isn’t even allowed to say the words “infanticide,” “abortion” and “innocent lives,” because they’ve been declared “inflammatory language.”

It appears that abortion clinics are not the only place where First Amendment rights no longer apply. They’re also banned in DC courtrooms. I assume the attorneys are getting all this on the record for when they file their appeal to overturn this kangaroo court.


Hurricane Hilary comes ashore

Hurricane Hilary was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to Tropical Storm Hilary as it entered Southern California, but it's still bringing damaging winds, rain and flooding to a widespread area. Here’s the latest at our deadline time, but you can find constant updates on the news.

https://www.foxnews.com/weather/california-gov-gavin-newsom-meets-local-leaders-first-responders-tropical-storm-hilary-hits-state

To make matters worse, the storm was preceded by a 5.1 earthquake. Some suggested that God is trying to send a message to Californians, but I prefer not to make such presumptions and just ask you to pray for those in the storm’s path.

(Note: When we first mentioned this storm, we misspelled its name as “Hillary.” Turns out it’s with one “L.” I’m not sure why they chose that spelling, but I suspect it’s because they knew that anyone who heard the name “Hurricane Hillary” and the prediction that it would barrel in and destroy everything it touches would immediately make the same mental connection that we did.)

As always, the green left is trying to depict Hilary as a highly unusual apocalyptic event that can only be explained by climate change. At this link is a chart showing the many, many, many times similar storms have happened in the same general area since 1949.

https://twitchy.com/samj/2023/08/20/george-takei-hurricane-climate-change-n2386439

They just don’t often make it that far north, but Hurricane Kay caused flash flooding in San Diego in 2022.

Related: I recently gave you a round-up of stories that proved that while liberals were quick to blame the devastating fires on Maui on “climate change,” the truth was that far more blame could be laid on officials who were too concerned with trendy leftist agenda items like “climate change” to do their real job of preventing wildfires.

In fact, the evidence of this as a deluded liberal-caused disaster has become so overwhelming that Leslie Eastman at Legal Insurrection believes this may go down in history as the “first woke-caused disaster” (that means a specific disaster, not a general one like Chicago, Portland, California or the Disney Corporation.)

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/maui-wildfires-can-be-classified-as-first-woke-caused-disaster/

And here’s another tragic “woke” blunder to add to the pile. Meet the Hawaii water resources official who delayed more than five hours before releasing water to firefighters. He refused to let them divert streams to reservoirs in the hard-hit Lahaina area until the fires were out of control. He reportedly told them to consult with a local farmer about the impact of water diversion before approving their request. The West Maui Land Company said they had to anxiously wait for more water as “we watched the devastation around us without the ability to help.”

https://nypost.com/2023/08/19/hawaii-official-worried-about-equity-over-water/

Why would someone do something so deadly and stupid? Maybe because he was more concerned with jawboning about “equity” than putting out fires. In a live-streamed debate last year, he described water as an important tool for social justice, saying, “We can share it, but it requires true conversations about equity…How do we coexist with the resources we have?”

Well, congratulations: you’ve achieved “equity.” Everyone on Maui has lost their homes, businesses and loved ones, who are no longer existing at all.

Local media report that that official has been “transferred to another position” in the water department. Even if it’s a bent-over position scrubbing toilets, it’s still far too good for him.

The Babylon Bee also weighed in on this toxic woke stupidity.

https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-awards-hawaii-official-medal-of-freedom-for-saving-water-during-fire

 


Joe Biden “front-and-center” in family influence peddling; big shake-ups in the Hunter case

First, I want to once again thank Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, for appearing this weekend on my TBN show. He has been doing the heavy lifting --- the job the ‘Justice’ Department should be doing but isn’t --- in the investigation into Biden family finances, and it was wonderful to be able to take some time with him on the show. If you missed it, here’s that link. This is a MUST-SEE…

SHOCKING Biden Actions REVEALED! | Rep. Comer, Seamus Bruner, & MORE | Huckabee - Read Mike's News Analysis - Mike Huckabee

Rep. Comer offered some news that would shock anyone who hasn’t been paying attention (like mainstream media reporters.) For instance, he said that so far, they’ve identified about $21 million in suspicious deposits, and they only have about a third of the bank records. And apparently, no income taxes were paid on any of that by these “The rich must pay their fair share” Democrats.

Rep. Comer also appeared Sunday morning on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with host Maria Bartiromo, providing more details surrounding Joe Biden’s use of aliases in White House correspondence that was copied to his son.  (Recall our report from last week about his use of aliases such as “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.”)  All the emails copied to Hunter, he said, were specifically about Ukraine.

It’s very difficult to understand how Hunter Biden, described now by the White House as “a private citizen” merited being copied on these documents.  Sometimes he was the ONLY person copied.  Doesn’t look like much of a “firewall,” does it?

Comer said “the evidence is mounting every day,” including an obvious timeline, showing that then-Vice President Biden flew to Ukraine for the purpose of getting prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.  Shokin, as you know, had been looking into Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company whose founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, had hired both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer to be on its executive board, despite his alleged observation that Hunter was dumber than his dog.  According to a very reliable FBI confidential source, Zlochevsky had said he paid “$5 million to one Biden and $5 million to another Biden” to get Shokin fired.  Joe Biden later opened his big mouth and publicly bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless Shokin was immediately fired.

“That’s called a quid pro quo, Maria,” Comer said.  “And it’s pretty illegal, and it’s more evidence that Joe Biden was front-and-center in this influence peddling scheme.”

“What we’ve now learned is, Joe Biden was using a fake email bank to receive correspondence from his staff that he was copying Hunter Biden on.  I believe...Hunter had to prove value to the Burisma owners, that they were working on this, so he was forwarding those [emails] to the owners of Burisma.”  The emails would have confirmed to Zlochevsky that the Vice President was en route to Ukraine, fulfilling his end of the deal.

“Look, this is obvious,” he said, that Joe Biden abused his powers as Vice President for the sole purpose to protect his son, who was receiving millions and millions of dollars from this corrupt Ukrainian energy company, and this email ties Joe Biden and Hunter Biden into this corruption scheme, “without a shadow of a doubt.”

His current tally of the Bidens’ foreign-money loot is about $21 million (investigative journalist Peter Schweizer says it’s over $30 million. For more, here’s my interview from this weekend with Seamus Bruner, research director for Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute, whose job is to “follow the money.”)

https://www.huckabee.tv/guests/seamus-bruner   

So, WHY were the Bidens getting all those cool millions?

As for potential interference in his committee’s investigation due to the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel (and we’ll get to more about that), Comer said, “We’re about to find out.”  That’s because they’re headed to court, trying to get more bank records that they think will “tell a whole lot bigger story” about Joe’s level of involvement and also how he personally benefited.  Banks have told the committee that “they’re under considerable pressure not to cooperate.”  The Bidens have “lawyered-up,” he said, and those attorneys know exactly where this is going.  “I mean, they are building Fort Knox around these bank accounts…”

He says he’s seeing obstruction as there has never been “in the history of congressional investigations.”  This obstruction comes from all sides:  the Biden legal team, the DOJ, the FBI, the Secret Service, the IRS, by the Democrats (of course) on their own committee, and now potentially by the special counsel.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334869612112

REDSTATE is wondering why we’re just now hearing that newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss used to work alongside Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.  Did you know anything about that?  Us, neither!  A must-read…

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/08/20/knives-out-liberal-news-outlet-reports-on-special-counsel-david-weiss-past-association-with-beau-biden-n2162841

The DAILY CALLER reports several significant updates on the Hunter Biden case.  Following in the tracks of attorney Chris Clark, three more Hunter attorneys have left the case after charges against Hunter were dismissed in Delaware, to be refiled in DC and/or California.

All three attorneys are from the Democrat powerhouse law firm of Latham & Watkins:  Brian C. McManus, Timothy H. McCarten and Matthew S. Salerno.  They gave no reason, which legal expert Margot Cleveland finds “interesting.”  Recall that a Latham & Watkins staffer allegedly posed in a phone call as an assistant to Theodore Kittila, attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee, to try to prevent a filing with IRS whistleblower testimony to be presented to the judge.  Selerno attributed this to a “miscommunication.”  Right.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-bidens-latham-watkins-attorneys-motion-withdraw-from-case

“Mr. Biden has been advised of, and consents to, our withdrawal,” the motion reads.  “He also agrees this withdrawal will cause no material adverse effect or prejudice to him and remains completely satisfied with Mssrs. [Abbe] Lowell’s and [Richard] Jones’ continued representation of him.”

Unless there’s been more turnover among Hunter’s legal team than we know, this is the same bunch who threatened to put President Biden on the stand if Hunter were indicted on the firearms charge.  In October 2022, Chris Clark said in a 32-page letter (!) to prosecutors, leaked to POLITICO just last week, that the President testifying against his own DOJ would create a “constitutional crisis.”  It’s not clear if Clark’s withdrawal from the case last week had anything to do with the leak of that document.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-bidens-defense-lawyers-vowed-put-president-biden-stand

Here’s the DAILY CALLER on the same story.  They quote from Clark’s letter to U.S. Attorney David Weiss: “President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial.  This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis.”

Judging from the left’s persecution of President Trump and their trashing of practically every right in the Constitution when it comes to putting him on trial, I would say that “Constitutional crisis” has little meaning for them except as a threat to be used.  They’ll blow up the Constitution if it means getting what they want.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/hunter-biden-joe-witness-stand/?pnespid=r7Q.AT1LPvgF0_XFozmuS46I7gj1WoJwceXgkPI4pxhmaAZ1VM0fLpRNhw5hDugiIqpdRrsj_w

By the way, we just found some interesting commentary from a few weeks ago about Judge Maryellen Norieka’s refusal of Hunter’s plea deal.  Julianne Murray, an attorney representing the Heritage Foundation, was in the courtroom that day and says the judge “did a really good job of sniffing out that there was stuff that was not being said out loud.”

Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, said that “we now know there was an even sweeter secret deal:  today was supposed to be the end of all criminal charges involving the Biden family.  They were going to protect President Biden by sweeping under the rug today in Delaware all the Biden family crimes.”  They couldn’t write that into the plea agreement because of the political backlash, but that would have been the practical effect.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/07/26/incompetence-or-corruption-legal-experts-explain-what-judges-refusal-to-accept-hunter-biden-plea-deal-reveals/

And did you know that before whistleblowers started coming forward about the case, Hunter’s plea deal not only gave him “future immunity” but also didn’t require him to plead guilty to ANYTHING?  I am not kidding.  And the DOJ had apparently accepted it.  Talk about a “sweetheart” deal --- this would have been a big wet smackeroo right on the lips.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/19/doj-deal-hunter-biden-guilty/?

 


A serious look at what used to be our justice system

For a deeper look at what’s happening to our ‘justice’ system relative to the persecution of Donald Trump, there’s no better source than Mark Levin and his show Sunday night.

The whole show comes highly recommended, but here’s Mark’s powerful opening monologue.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334947778112

He quoted at length from a book by French economist and writer Frederic Bastiat, THE LAW --- noting that it was a favorite of President Reagan’s --- and it’s just so apt that we’d like to pass it along:

“The law perverted!  And the police powers of the state perverted along with it!  The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose!”

“The law become the weapon of every kind of greed!  Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!”

“...Unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions.  And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters.  The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose.  The law has been used to destroy its own objective:  it has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain, limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect.  The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty and property of others.”

“It was converted plunder into a right, to protect plunder.  And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”

That was written in France almost 200 years ago.  Doesn’t it sound like the DOJ of 2023, under the control of the Democrat Party?

https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Bastiat.html

https://www.amazon.com/Law-Fréderic-Bastiat/dp/8418938196/ref=sr

A subdued Victor Davis Hanson appeared later in the show, warning about the consequences down the road if DAs and state attorneys general start taking it upon themselves to indict Presidents at the state level.  The precedent this sets is disastrous.  The time has passed, he said, when Republicans can allow the left to “win ugly” while we “lose nobly.”  He pointed out that these people are not democrats (small “d”) --- they’re revolutionaries and must be stopped.

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334948920112

 


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Trial date talk

Former President Trump’s prosecutors are, not surprisingly, pushing for trial dates that fall right in the middle of the 2024 election season. For example, special counsel Jack Smith wants the trial on his latest charges relating to January 6th and the 2020 election to begin on January 2nd. But Trump’s attorneys have a counter-proposal. They requested a trial date of April, 2026 – over two years from now.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/17/donald-trump-seeks-april-2026-trial-date-in-january-6-case/

They say the government turned over to them “a massive, 8.5-terabyte initial production, totaling over 11.5 million pages, together with native files, recordings, and other electronic data not amenable to pagination.” Going through all that and preparing a defense, plus the massive amount of discovery this case will require, is going to take years. That is, if the DOJ wants it to be a fair, legitimate trial. But then, whoever said that was what this DOJ wanted?


Important reminder

Here’s a reminder that all the ludicrous RICO conspiracy indictments against Trump and his associates in Georgia are based on fake news stories that misquoted what Trump said. One was actually retracted by the Washington Post. You can imagine how egregious it had to be to force WaPo to admit it was wrong about Trump. FYI: Trump’s second impeachment trial was also based on the incorrect quote.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2023/08/18/blue-state-blues-the-georgia-indictment-was-triggered-by-fake-news/


Trying to hold Fani Willis accountable

At least one Republican office holder in Georgia is trying to hold Fulton County DA Fani Willis accountable for her incompetence and rank political partisanship. State Sen. Colton Moore has written to Gov. Brian Kemp, requesting an emergency special session to investigate Willis and her office, defund it and possibly impeach her for ignoring soaring violent crime to concentrate on targeting a political opponent.

https://www.westernjournal.com/fulton-county-prosecutor-face-trial-lawmaker-fires-shot-da/

Unfortunately, it’s not likely to go far, since impeachment requires a two-thirds vote, and Moore would face opposition from Democrats and Trump-hostile Republicans. It’s too bad because even if you took the Trump indictments out of the equation entirely, she and her grand jury have just given America one of the best examples I’ve ever seen of an office holder who’s riper than a Georgia peach for impeachment.

Related: I keep posing the question, “When will voters in blue states and cities ever connect the dots between the way they vote and their cities and quality of life being destroyed?” Recently, I saw a discussion on Fox News of that very question, with one legal expert pointing out that on average, it takes less than a year between a Soros-backed leftist DA getting elected and the first petitions to recall that DA due to rampant crime created by their releasing of criminals. It’s right there in front of them, yet as soon as they kick one leftist out, they replace him/her with another one, sometimes one even worse (look at the recent Chicago mayor’s race.)

There will be no hope for America’s cities until the voters finally make the connection and stop voting for more societal rot. It’s frustrating because to the rest of us looking on, it’s like watching someone who can’t make the connection between the fact that he’s banging on his head with a hammer and the fact that he has a headache.


Trump press conference is canceled

Former President Trump promised to hold a press conference next week at which he would present a “Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia,” one that would result in his “complete EXONERATION” (all-caps his.) But the next day, he canceled the press conference at the request of his attorneys.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/18/trump-cancels-major-news-conference-on-latest-indictment-citing-legal-advice/

Trump wrote on Truth Social: “Rather than releasing the Report on the Rigged & Stolen Georgia 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my lawyers would prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment.”

Too bad, that was one press conference I was actually looking forward to…

 


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Help for Maui

Victims of the deadly wildfires on Maui say they still aren’t seeing any federal support, and many expressed open hostility to the news that President Joe “No Comment” Biden plans to visit next week. They fear that even if Maui recovers from the fire, it will never be the same. Historic and cultural sites are gone, and they expect corporations to snap up the land and build resorts on it.

https://www.westernjournal.com/maui-residents-message-joe-biden-ahead-visit-dont-want/

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As is the case with almost all deadly disasters, some people cynically rushed to use it for political advantage, blaming the fires on “climate change” before they even knew the facts. But we pointed out here that a local university environmental scientist had been warning for years that the decline of agriculture had led to large areas of Hawaii turning into grasslands that could become deadly fire fuel during a dry spell if something wasn’t done. Nothing was.

We’re also now getting indications that the fires might have been prevented if various government and private authorities hadn’t been more wrapped up in politics and liberal political agendas than in doing their real jobs.

For instance, the head of Maui’s emergency operations, who beat out 40 other applicants, has no formal background in emergency management and is the former chief of staff of a local politician. He just resigned, citing “health reasons.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/17/maui-disaster-chief-resigns-n2627204

Lincoln Brown at PJ Media has an excellent round-up of the many political distractions that helped contribute to the disaster. For instance, it’s suspected the fires might have been started by downed power lines. Hawaiian Electric reportedly knew of that problem but prioritized meeting a government mandate to make all the state’s power come from renewable sources by 2045. They had submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission last year for funds that included preventing wildfires, but it’s “still being processed.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/17/state-level-incompetence-made-the-maui-fires-possible-n1720089

As Brown says, no wonder these people were so quick to point the finger at “climate change.” They hoped we wouldn’t notice the other three fingers pointing back at them.


This is distressing news:

A reporter for Life Site News is covering the trial in DC of nine pro-life activists whom the government is trying to send to prison for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/dc-face-trial-pro-life-defense-not-allowed-to-say-infanticide-abortion-or-innocent-lives/

As the writer notes, guilty verdicts appear to be a foregone conclusion in this court. Not only did they seat a jury that’s predominately pro-abortion, but the judge also ordered the defense attorneys not to make any arguments related to the morality or legality of abortion. Prosecutors continually objected to defense statements that tried to explain why these people acted as they did, and the judge upheld them all.

The defense isn’t even allowed to say the words “infanticide,” “abortion” and “innocent lives,” because they’ve been declared “inflammatory language.”

It appears that abortion clinics are not the only place where First Amendment rights no longer apply. They’re also banned in DC courtrooms. I assume the attorneys are getting all this on the record for when they file their appeal to overturn this kangaroo court.


Vice-President Newsom?

We know a lot of Democrats don’t want Joe Biden to run – or shuffle – for reelection, but then there’s the problem of Kamala Harris. As Veep, she would normally be considered his natural successor, and having checked off the “black” and “woman” identity boxes, Dem power brokers fear angering those voting blocs if she’s not the candidate. Problem is, she’s even less popular than Joe and widely seen as incompetent to the point of incoherence. Somebody on the left has to risk being the first to swing the ax at Kamala. Looks like the short straw went to Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/08/17/its-getting-serious-now-l-a-times-kicks-off-the-dems-dump-harris-movement-n1720033

He proposed getting 90-year-old Sen. Diane Feinstein to retire, then having California Gov. Gavin Newsom appoint Harris to replace her. Then Biden would pick Newsom as his new veep, and Newsom would be tanned, rested and hair-gelled, and waiting to step in when Joe “decides” not to run.

The pitfalls to this include: Biden still thinks he’s running for reelection. Feinstein has made it clear she intends to serve out her full term (Skelton writes, “Biden would need to invite her into the Oval Office for a heart-to-heart” – Better have two defibrillators handy.) Harris might see returning to the Senate as a demotion and resist. And voters might actually have enough sense not to want the leftist who’s destroying California to be in charge of the entire United States. After all, if Gavin Newsom were in charge of all fifty states, where would the residents flee to?


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Hurricane Hillary

I know what we all think when we hear the phrase “Hurricane Hillary,” but this time, I mean it literally. A hurricane named Hillary is approaching the west coast of Mexico and is expected to move northward across most of Southern California as a tropical storm, bringing potentially deadly flooding. I hope you will join me in praying for those in the path of the storm.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/other/hurricane-hilary-likely-so-big-it-will-cover-all-of-southern-california-forecasters-say/ar-AA1fuipy

Since hurricanes are so rare there and California is unprepared for dealing with them, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is offering support to Californians “in any way we can.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/desantis-offers-support-to-california-as-hurricane-hilary-bears-down/ar-AA1fur8I

This follows California Gov. Gavin Newsom sending a five-person team of mass care experts to help Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian last year. It’s good to know that people can put aside their political differences and help each other, and all it takes is a catastrophic natural disaster.


It's official:

Former President Trump will skip the first GOP primary debate next Wednesday. Instead, he’ll give an interview to Tucker Carlson, which many expect to distract attention from the debate without Trump having to deal with attacks from his opponents.

https://www.westernjournal.com/donald-trump-snub-gop-debate-alternate-program-tucker-carlson-instead-report/

It’s not yet clear how this is going to go over with voters. It won’t cost Trump his hard-core supporters, but others might resent the idea that he’s owed the nomination and doesn’t have to fight for it like everyone else. The suggestion that he’s not there because he refused to take the required pledge to support whoever is the nominee might also rub some Republican voters the wrong way (I’m a Trump supporter, but no matter who wins the nomination, it’s absolutely imperative for the survival of America that the Democrats be removed from power. This is no time for “I’ll take my ball and go home” nonsense.)

I already linked to Kurt Schichter’s latest column on why he thinks skipping the debate is Trump’s best strategy (and he’s a DeSantis supporter, although he agrees that whoever is the GOP nominee has his vote.) In the interest of fair play, here’s Derek Hunter on why Trump needs to “man up and debate.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2023/08/15/trump-needs-to-man-up-and-debate-n2626999


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Weekend Feel-Good Story:

Meet the 100-year-old decorated World War II veteran who has some incredible stories to tell – but the greatest of all is the undying love story about him and his wife of 80 years.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2023/08/19/feel-good-friday-ww-ii-vet-earl-angel-celebrates-100-years-with-his-love-of-80-years-n2162797


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Bizarre

Well, this is bizarre. I thought that mishandling government documents was a five-alarm federal offense calling for guns-drawn dawn raids and multiple felony indictments. Or is that only for Trump and people who support him?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-senate-republicans-team-up-crack-down-ftc-destroying-documents-related-congressional-probe


Attention, Republican DA’s and attorneys general looking for evidence to file indictments:

Here’s 10 minutes’ worth of video of 150 instances of prominent Democrats denying election results and attempting to interfere with elections, spread disinformation and hijack “our democracy.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/15/democrats-denied-election-results-more-than-150-times-before-trump-was-indicted-for-challenging-election/


Tragic anniversary

This month marks two years since the tragic and disastrous pullout of Afghanistan which the media would like to bury and the White House would like to pretend was a marvelous achievement. (Biden asked an audience to name one objective at which he’s failed, and he was right: it’s impossible to name just one.)

https://twitchy.com/brettt/2023/08/16/joe-biden-asks-audience-to-name-one-objective-at-which-hes-failed-n2386347

Unfortunately for them, Americans haven’t forgotten the unforgivable and needless deaths of our heroic Marines and Afghan allies. On Wednesday, a new book was released called “Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End,” by Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson. Some horrifying revelations have already come out, like the clueless and callous way Biden dealt with the grieving parents of the Marines slain in a terrorist bombing that could have been prevented if anyone had been in charge on our side. For instance, lying to them that he knew how they felt because his son Beau was killed in Iraq and came home in a flag-draped coffin (he actually died of cancer in the US, surrounded by his family.)

But believe it or not, there’s more, and it makes it even worse.

https://www.westernjournal.com/sick-new-detail-emerges-biden-gold-star-families-afghanistan-disaster/

I’m glad this book is out because the deaths of these Marines must never be allowed to be memory-holed, nor should we allow those responsible to bury the facts for their own political advantage.

 


More on this later

We’ll definitely have more later on this story, which won’t even come as news to our readers. House Republicans are up in arms following the release of a 2018 text thread in which Hunter Biden complained about Wells Fargo shutting down one of his credit lines because of “too many profile changes and such.” He also mentions that “My dad has been using most lines on this account which I’ve through the gracious offerings of Eric have paid for past 11 years.” Republicans are calling this more evidence that Hunter was using his series of shell accounts and pay-offs to cover “The Big Guy’s” bills.

https://www.westernjournal.com/corruption-gop-furious-hunter-biden-texts-show-paid-joes-bills-past-11-years/

I’m sure the DOJ will react swiftly to this latest Biden corruption evidence by indicting Trump for sabotaging the Hindenburg.

 


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Democrat Governor vetoes Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Attention, women who vote reflexively for Democrats because you think Democrats protect “women’s rights.” North Carolina’s Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. It would ban “transgender” males who identify as female from competing against girls in middle school, high school and college; taking their records, trophies and scholarships; invading their showers and bathrooms; and in some cases, seriously injuring girls with their superior size and strength. Fortunately, the heavily GOP legislature overrode his veto, along with others, like his veto of the new Parents’ Bill of Rights.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/north-carolina-overrides-veto-ban-trans-athletes-competing-womens-sports-putting-law-into-effect

But if you think “women’s rights” means nothing but being able to kill babies in the womb up until the moment of birth, yeah, Democrats will protect that.


Research? What is that?

Another day, another Rolling Stone “reporter” proves that the magazine’s journalistic credo is “Research? What’s that?!”

https://twitchy.com/gordon-kushner/2023/08/16/rolling-stone-writer-manufactures-far-right-controversy-disproven-in-three-tweets-n2386334


Travel with Mike Huckabee to Israel:

Learn more here: The Israel Experience (thegreatesttrip.com)


Court filing claims: Senator Feinstein is a victim of elder abuse

Katherine Feinstein, daughter of Sen. Diane Feinstein, made a court filing claiming her mother is the victim of elder abuse. She claims that co-trustees of a trust left by Feinstein’s late husband have not been making the required distributions of money from it to his 90-year-old widow.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dianne-feinsteins-daughter-says-mom-victim-elder-abuse-report/

I’m genuinely sorry to see this because elder abuse should never be tolerated, no matter what form it takes. But I hope you won't think it in bad taste if I mention that it doesn’t seem like a really great idea to have powerful US Senators who are so old and infirm that they can actually be victims of elder abuse.


"Rich Men North of Richmond" Singer Speaks Out

I expected that out-of-nowhere viral sensation Oliver Anthony would get attacked by liberal elites for writing and singing the hard-hitting protest song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” about what the wealthy elite class is doing to working Americans. And sure enough, he did, with Rolling Stone leading the way, of course (the days when they championed protest singers who stood up to “The Man” on behalf of the little guy are long gone; they sold the tattered remnants of their soul to big government years ago.) But I didn’t expect to see Christianity Today pile on as well.

https://thelibertydaily.com/christian-publication-goes-after-oliver-anthonys-working-mans-anthem-because-its-too-mean/

They’re bent out of shape because a reference in the song to obese welfare recipients eating fudge rounds at the expense of hard-working taxpayers is too mean and disrespects the SNAP program. I think they’ve missed the subtle difference between helping those who really need help and being understandably ticked off at those who abuse the system that others have to pay for.

But all the attacks on Anthony are like Trump indictments: they’re just making him more popular. In news that must strike terror at the DNC, the song is so powerful that a black military veteran has created a remix that adds his own rap lyrics to it, showing that its message is resonating across cultures and musical genres. Even if you don’t care for rap, this is well worth a listen.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/jeff-reynolds/2023/08/17/rapper-drops-remix-of-rich-men-north-of-richmond-and-wow-n1720099

Finally, here’s a MUST-READ: Anthony talks about who he is (his real name is Christopher Anthony Lunsford; he uses the name “Oliver Anthony” in tribute to his grandfather) and that he’s turned down $8 million in record industry offers because he doesn’t want that kind of life and would rather go on living in his camper. He says there’s “nothing special about me.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oliver-anthony-says-hes-turned-down-8-million-dollar-offers-since-going-viral-nothing-special-about-me/ar-AA1fplkf

But I think you might disagree after you read what he goes on to say about the Internet (“a parasite”), the state of society today, the importance of freedom of speech, how “people are SO damn tired of being neglected, divided and manipulated," and how “we have lost our way from God and have let false idols distract us and divide us.”

I hope Christianity Today doesn’t take issue with that.


Latest Creepy AI News:

There are plans for a new movie called “Return to Eden” that will star an AI-generated replica of James Dean, the 50’s movie icon who died in a car crash in 1955.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/james-dean-reportedly-appearing-new-film-ai-experts-weigh-benefits-stars-after-death

An AI adviser told Fox Digital, "For stars who have had their life cut short, AI is definitely an opportunity to bring them back from the dead and they can be [re]created as a new performance, which really could just build on their legacy."

News flash: This is not part of “their legacy.” They’re dead. Their legacy is complete. This is a bunch of high-tech graverobbers trying to reanimate their corpses, and the stars themselves have zero control over it. It’s disrespectful, unconscionable, and did I already mention “creepy”?


Rachel Levine needs to go

This is an era in which someone can rise to a top government position in health by spouting the correct leftist political points even if they contradict basic biology. And so we have the latest pronouncement from Biden’s “transgender” assistant secretary for Health at HHS, Admiral Rachel Levine. Fresh off of declaring that some kids go through “the wrong puberty,” Levine has now endorsed a government-backed advocacy center for sexual diversity in Alaska.

In addition to lobbying for schools to fill kids’ heads with the usual nonsense about there being multiple genders and doctors “assigning” a baby’s sex at birth, this group also wants to rewrite the language, including replacing the word “mother” with “egg producer.”

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2023/08/17/transgender-rachel-levine-touts-group-that-refers-to-women-as-egg-producers/

If you think that mothers should be referred to by a name that’s more appropriate for chickens, then you have no business overseeing public health, and people shouldn’t be too chicken to say so.

 


More evidence that we’re now living in a banana republic:

Recently-unsealed documents in Jack Smith’s prosecution of former President Trump showed that he demanded Twitter provide him with tons of Trump’s private information without notifying Trump, including access to his direct messages, devices used to access Twitter, GPS location data and more.

To their credit, Twitter fought the subpoena in court, arguing that some of the data might be protected by executive or attorney-client privilege. Showing no bias whatsoever, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether Twitter was fighting it so hard because “the new CEO (Elon Musk) wants to cozy up with the former President?” Twitter’s attorney responded that they had no interest other than litigating their Constitutional rights.

https://www.westernjournal.com/jack-smith-got-access-trumps-direct-messages-location-data-despite-twitters-roadblocks/

They were obviously under the delusion that Constitutional rights still apply. Even though they eventually knuckled under and secretly gave Smith Trump’s private data, it was three days after the deadline Smith demanded. So the judge fined Twitter $350,000! Yet another example of, “We will make you pay dearly for objecting to our partisan witch hunts.”

Howell scolded Twitter’s attorneys that they had no knowledge of the evidence Smith had, and that “You don’t even know the half about the very warrant you are coming in here to delay the execution of.”

Okay: now we’ve seen the evidence and heard the bogus charges. Sorry, I still don’t think that pile of manure was worth shredding the Constitution over.


A Welcome Victory for First Amendment Rights

In a welcome victory for First Amendment rights, a federal appeals court ruled that Washington, DC, officials selectively enforced an anti-graffiti statute against pro-life protesters.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/16/federal-court-d-c-selectively-enforced-law-to-arrest-pro-lifers-but-not-blm-protesters/

During the George Floyd riots in 2020, the leftist leaders of DC didn’t merely turn a blind eye to BLM rioters, they made it clear that they were in sympathy with them. The leftist protesters were allowed to burn, loot, attack police and citizens and paint “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the police” on any surface they wanted. They not only weren’t stopped, arrested or prosecuted but the mayor even joined in the vandalism by having a giant “Black Lives Matter” painted on a street across from the White House as a big thumb in the eye to Trump.

Meanwhile, two pro-life protesters who wrote “Pre-born Black Lives Matter” on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic – in CHALK! – were arrested under the city’s anti-defacement law. Obviously, DC authorities know who the real threat to their version of public order is.

The pro-life protesters challenged the arrests on grounds of blatantly selective enforcement and, astoundingly, lost. But in a 3-0 unanimous ruling, the DC Circuit Appeals Court has reversed the lower court. Judge Neomi Rao wrote:

“The government may not enforce the laws in a manner that picks winners and losers in public debates. It would undermine the First Amendment’s protections for free speech if the government could enact a content-neutral law and then discriminate against disfavored viewpoints under the cover of prosecutorial discretion. The First Amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of viewpoint irrespective of the government’s motive.”

We should CC that to every Democrat prosecutor who’s trying to jail Trump for half a millennium for contesting an election exactly the way Democrats have done since the year 2000.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean the pro-life activists won the case, no matter how obvious it is that DC authorities discriminated against them. But it does revive their case and send it back to the lower court, which has to reconsider it in light of the appeals court forcing them to accept reality. There’s more on the case here:

https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/08/16/washington-dc-may-finally-face-music-blatant-black-lives-matter-double-standard/


Message to Hunter Biden re: Ukraine, from..."Robert L. Peters”??

UPDATE: Congressman James Comer is my guest this weekend on Huckabee on TBN so you shouldn’t miss it. If you missed my interview with John Solomon on Just the News it’s available online.

By now, you’ve probably seen some of the stories in the news about aliases used by Joe Biden in some of his correspondence as Vice President.  The DC scribes in the media hope to “save” the President by saying that the presidential use of aliases wasn’t all that unusual.

But it’s not just the presidential use of aliases from time to time that’s concerning.  It’s the context of those aliases.  Under what circumstances was Joe Biden choosing to write under another name, and for what reasons?

As Kevin Downey, Jr.., writes for PJ MEDIA, when James Comer of Kentucky, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, demanded from the National Archives every email involving Joe Biden’s family and Ukraine, several unfamiliar names started popping up that turned out to be aliases for Joseph Robinette Biden, then Vice President of the United States.

“Robert L. Peters.”  “Robin Ware.”  “JRB Ware.”  (Of course, “JRB” stands for “Joseph Robinette Biden” --- I didn’t say they were GOOD aliases.)  These were all then-Vice President Biden.  This comes across like a possible attempt to subvert FOIA requests, as was Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server to conduct official State Department business.  We shall see.

The common denominator for these communications seems to have been Ukraine.  Example:  a schedule for the day was sent to “[email protected]” on May 26, 2016, to advise him that he had an 8:45 prep session for a 9AM phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  Recall that Poroshenko was the Ukrainian president whom Joe, Obama’s “point man” in Ukraine, pressured into firing lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who happened by pure coincidence to have been investigating Burisma Holdings.  Joe is on video bragging that he tied $1 billion in aid to the immediate firing of Shokin.  

Hunter Biden, who happened by pure coincidence to be on the board of Burisma Holdings, was cc’d on that email.  This was one of ten emails sent to Joe Biden (well, “Robert L. Peters”) by assistant John Flynn that Hunter was copied on.  At the time, both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer were on Burisma’s board, to the tune of $83,333.  Each.

Downey notes that $83,333 is exactly one-third of a monthly nut of $250,000.  He’s looking into who might be receiving that other third, so stay tuned.

The website “pci.gov” no longer exists; it was shut down in 2020 after being flagged as “problematic” by DNS (Domain Name Security) in 2020.  Now, Comer wants all emails involving Joe (under his various aliases), Hunter, Devon Archer, and additional Hunter business partner Eric Schwerin, who was responsible for financial disbursements.  UNREDACTED.  He wants all National Archives documents in which:

--- then-VP Joe Biden used a pseudonym

--- Huner Biden, Eric Schwerin or Devon Archer is copied

--  All drafts of then-VP Biden’s speech delivered to the Ukrainian Rada (their parliament) in December 2015.

--- Unrestricted special access under the PRA to Case Number 2023- to 2022-F, entitled “Email Message To and/or From Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden related to Burisma and Ukraine,  (This includes some of the daily schedule emails, currently redacted.)

“If there was any overlap between Joe Biden’s official VP duties and his son’s activities in Ukraine,” Comer said, “Americans deserve to know.”

https://twitter.com/GOPoversight/status/1692168155915862080?ref_src=twsrc

According to the NEW YORK POST, Comer is also anticipating other content that took place under pseudonyms, including possible communications regarding China.  The deadline for the National Archives to comply is coming up: August 31.

Downey also notes a WhatsApp text sent from one Hunter business partner, James Gilliar, to (yes) another Hunter business partner, Tony Bobulinski, on May 20, 2017, that said, “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face.  I know u know that but they are paranoid.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/08/17/why-did-joe-biden-need-three-aliases-in-ukraine-related-emails-awww-you-know-why-n1720093

The French site Le Crisis has been working on what will be an eight-part documentary (four parts are complete) called “UkraineGate,” about the various allegations concerning the Bidens in Ukraine.  (This entire series looks to be a must-see; perhaps you saw the recent video we posted of Viktor Shokin talking about what happened there.)

https://ukrainegate.info/summary-part-4-shokin-strikes-back/

Don’t look for it on Facebook, though; they have declined to allow it to be posted.

https://twitter.com/Ukraine_Gate/status/1216880802727964672

Here’s REDSTATE’s take, very straightforward…

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/17/gop-oversight-demands-access-to-unredacted-emails-in-which-vp-joe-biden-used-an-alias-from-natl-archives-n2162730

Comer released a statement on Thursday saying, “Joe Biden has stated there was ‘an absolute wall’ between his family’s foreign business schemes and his duties as Vice President, but evidence reveals that access was wide open for his family’s influence peddling.  We already have evidence of then-Vice President Biden speaking, dining and having coffee with his son’s foreign business associates.”

“We also know that Hunter Biden and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Biden’s official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest.  The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption.”

https://nypost.com/2023/08/17/comer-demands-records-of-biden-using-pseudonym-while-vpcomer-demands-unredacted-records-of-biden-using-pseudonym-while-vp/

This story is just now picking up steam.  For more information, specifically tying in that speech of Biden’s in Ukraine, be sure and see Sean Hannity’s opening segment from Thursday night...

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334158089112

...and his must-see segment with James Comer…

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334158553112

No one surpasses John Solomon for his ability to hone in on the most important information, and he has a couple of new reports on Comer’s search for these communications.  Solomon explains that Comer’s demand for all these messages came after the committee unearthed that daily schedule sent from John Flynn, Biden’s personal assistant, to “Robert L. Peters” and copied to Hunter --- ONLY to Hunter --- at his email address for Rosemont Seneca Partners.

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/biden-probe-shifts-national-archives-discovery-private-emails-joe

Solomon has been looking for the past two years (!) at how Joe Biden’s personal email accounts were used while he was Vice President “to forward government information or discuss foreign business with his son.”  Some of the letters were personal but others were about business and politics, with Hunter even wanting to talk to his dad about a potential Treasury appointee.  This is a deeper dive but highly recommended reading…

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/ukraine-turkey-joe-biden-used-personal-email-share-some-government

And here’s more from Solomon about the evolving story from the White House about Joe’s involvement in Hunter’s business.  He lists five claims Biden and his defenders have made that “conflict with current evidence”…

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/five-stories-joe-biden-told-about-family-business-turned-out-be

REALCLEAR POLITICS points out that using pseudonyms was “a practice not uncommon among cabinet secretaries at the time.”  But the use of pseudonyms, in itself, is not at issue.  What is of concern is the context of that practice as used by Joe Biden with his Burisma-board son.  Where is that “absolute wall” Joe has talked about?

When questions were raised about pseudonyms during the Obama administration, then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made light of it, saying those emails were still archived and could still be obtained through congressional inquiries and FOIA requests.  (One would think, though, that this practice might at the very least put a kink in the works by adding in extra steps to retrieve those documents.)  He said it was “about having a public email address, as well as one for internal, you know, workings.”  I would stress that in the current situation, it really is important to find out what those, you know, ‘workings’ were.

RCP does at least acknowledge that the messages “raise questions about why the President’s son, whom the White House describes as a ‘private citizen,’ was looped into an hour-by-hour White House schedule.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2023/08/18/biden_may_have_used_secret_pseudonyms_as_vice_president.html

Here’s the full press release from the House Oversight Committee, which includes the text of their letter to Archivist Dr. Colleen Shogan…

https://oversight.house.gov/release/comer-seeks-nara-records-revealing-how-then-vp-biden-mixed-official-government-duties-with-familys-influence-peddling/

 

RELATED READING:  On Tuesday, attorneys for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley released a full fact-check debunking claims made on CNN and CBS NEWS by Hunter attorney Abbe Lowell about the Hunter case.  We learn from this that Democrat powerhouse lawyer Abbe Lowell will just say anything.  Shapley’s attorneys call it “Abbe Lowell Claims vs. Reality.”  Well worth your time...

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/irs-whistleblower-attorneys-debunk-claims-hunter-biden-lawyer/?pnespid=u7JiBytJKfwFhOOdr2m7HZHT4AO.Cop2N7S_we1lrR9mAUd3s5tEnF9pRqiznGY2EP8DThzw7Q

And here’s something fascinating:  Hunter and business partner Eric Schwerin used PR firms to quietly edit the Wikipedia entries for both Hunter and Burisma.  Fake accounts were reportedly used to gradually edit unflattering details and add positive spin, such as Hunter’s association with the World Food Programme.  They even added “minor mistakes” to make the edits look more realistic.  I think Wikipedia is going to need a PR firm of its own after this story, because there’s just no way to trust its information.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/16/hunter-biden-pr-firm-spin-wikipedia-pages-emails/?pnespid=5783ByAaN64d3uLKqTulTpuJ7gqnDsFudvDmxut6qEFm6EXffA5jJwTm5xnLNlxy0Bl0kNe4Fw

If you can stand any more Hunter news, the case against him in Delaware has been dropped, as expected after the plea deal fell through…

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tax-charges-dismissed-federal-judge-plea-deal-breakdown

...so it could be re-filed elsewhere.  Judge Maryellen Noreika approved the DOJ’s motion to re-file the case somewhere other than Delaware, such as California or DC, where he’s bound to get the kid-glove treatment.  Nice break for Hunter, huh?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/17/judge-allows-doj-to-file-charges-against-hunter-in-a-new-district-n1720211

 

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UPDATE: Congressman James Comer is my guest this weekend on Huckabee on TBN so you shouldn’t miss it. If you missed my interview with John Solomon on Just the News it’s available online.

By now, you’ve probably seen some of the stories in the news about aliases used by Joe Biden in some of his correspondence as Vice President.  The DC scribes in the media hope to “save” the President by saying that the presidential use of aliases wasn’t all that unusual.

But it’s not just the presidential use of aliases from time to time that’s concerning.  It’s the context of those aliases.  Under what circumstances was Joe Biden choosing to write under another name, and for what reasons?

As Kevin Downey, Jr.., writes for PJ MEDIA, when James Comer of Kentucky, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, demanded from the National Archives every email involving Joe Biden’s family and Ukraine, several unfamiliar names started popping up that turned out to be aliases for Joseph Robinette Biden, then Vice President of the United States.

“Robert L. Peters.”  “Robin Ware.”  “JRB Ware.”  (Of course, “JRB” stands for “Joseph Robinette Biden” --- I didn’t say they were GOOD aliases.)  These were all then-Vice President Biden.  This comes across like a possible attempt to subvert FOIA requests, as was Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server to conduct official State Department business.  We shall see.

The common denominator for these communications seems to have been Ukraine.  Example:  a schedule for the day was sent to “[email protected]” on May 26, 2016, to advise him that he had an 8:45 prep session for a 9AM phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.  Recall that Poroshenko was the Ukrainian president whom Joe, Obama’s “point man” in Ukraine, pressured into firing lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who happened by pure coincidence to have been investigating Burisma Holdings.  Joe is on video bragging that he tied $1 billion in aid to the immediate firing of Shokin.  

Hunter Biden, who happened by pure coincidence to be on the board of Burisma Holdings, was cc’d on that email.  This was one of ten emails sent to Joe Biden (well, “Robert L. Peters”) by assistant John Flynn that Hunter was copied on.  At the time, both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer were on Burisma’s board, to the tune of $83,333.  Each.

Downey notes that $83,333 is exactly one-third of a monthly nut of $250,000.  He’s looking into who might be receiving that other third, so stay tuned.

The website “pci.gov” no longer exists; it was shut down in 2020 after being flagged as “problematic” by DNS (Domain Name Security) in 2020.  Now, Comer wants all emails involving Joe (under his various aliases), Hunter, Devon Archer, and additional Hunter business partner Eric Schwerin, who was responsible for financial disbursements.  UNREDACTED.  He wants all National Archives documents in which:

--- then-VP Joe Biden used a pseudonym

--- Huner Biden, Eric Schwerin or Devon Archer is copied

--  All drafts of then-VP Biden’s speech delivered to the Ukrainian Rada (their parliament) in December 2015.

--- Unrestricted special access under the PRA to Case Number 2023- to 2022-F, entitled “Email Message To and/or From Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden related to Burisma and Ukraine,  (This includes some of the daily schedule emails, currently redacted.)

“If there was any overlap between Joe Biden’s official VP duties and his son’s activities in Ukraine,” Comer said, “Americans deserve to know.”

https://twitter.com/GOPoversight/status/1692168155915862080?ref_src=twsrc

According to the NEW YORK POST, Comer is also anticipating other content that took place under pseudonyms, including possible communications regarding China.  The deadline for the National Archives to comply is coming up: August 31.

Downey also notes a WhatsApp text sent from one Hunter business partner, James Gilliar, to (yes) another Hunter business partner, Tony Bobulinski, on May 20, 2017, that said, “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face.  I know u know that but they are paranoid.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/08/17/why-did-joe-biden-need-three-aliases-in-ukraine-related-emails-awww-you-know-why-n1720093

The French site Le Crisis has been working on what will be an eight-part documentary (four parts are complete) called “UkraineGate,” about the various allegations concerning the Bidens in Ukraine.  (This entire series looks to be a must-see; perhaps you saw the recent video we posted of Viktor Shokin talking about what happened there.)

https://ukrainegate.info/summary-part-4-shokin-strikes-back/

Don’t look for it on Facebook, though; they have declined to allow it to be posted.

https://twitter.com/Ukraine_Gate/status/1216880802727964672

Here’s REDSTATE’s take, very straightforward…

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/17/gop-oversight-demands-access-to-unredacted-emails-in-which-vp-joe-biden-used-an-alias-from-natl-archives-n2162730

Comer released a statement on Thursday saying, “Joe Biden has stated there was ‘an absolute wall’ between his family’s foreign business schemes and his duties as Vice President, but evidence reveals that access was wide open for his family’s influence peddling.  We already have evidence of then-Vice President Biden speaking, dining and having coffee with his son’s foreign business associates.”

“We also know that Hunter Biden and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Biden’s official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest.  The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption.”

https://nypost.com/2023/08/17/comer-demands-records-of-biden-using-pseudonym-while-vpcomer-demands-unredacted-records-of-biden-using-pseudonym-while-vp/

This story is just now picking up steam.  For more information, specifically tying in that speech of Biden’s in Ukraine, be sure and see Sean Hannity’s opening segment from Thursday night...

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334158089112

...and his must-see segment with James Comer…

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6334158553112

No one surpasses John Solomon for his ability to hone in on the most important information, and he has a couple of new reports on Comer’s search for these communications.  Solomon explains that Comer’s demand for all these messages came after the committee unearthed that daily schedule sent from John Flynn, Biden’s personal assistant, to “Robert L. Peters” and copied to Hunter --- ONLY to Hunter --- at his email address for Rosemont Seneca Partners.

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/biden-probe-shifts-national-archives-discovery-private-emails-joe

Solomon has been looking for the past two years (!) at how Joe Biden’s personal email accounts were used while he was Vice President “to forward government information or discuss foreign business with his son.”  Some of the letters were personal but others were about business and politics, with Hunter even wanting to talk to his dad about a potential Treasury appointee.  This is a deeper dive but highly recommended reading…

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/ukraine-turkey-joe-biden-used-personal-email-share-some-government

And here’s more from Solomon about the evolving story from the White House about Joe’s involvement in Hunter’s business.  He lists five claims Biden and his defenders have made that “conflict with current evidence”…

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/five-stories-joe-biden-told-about-family-business-turned-out-be

REALCLEAR POLITICS points out that using pseudonyms was “a practice not uncommon among cabinet secretaries at the time.”  But the use of pseudonyms, in itself, is not at issue.  What is of concern is the context of that practice as used by Joe Biden with his Burisma-board son.  Where is that “absolute wall” Joe has talked about?

When questions were raised about pseudonyms during the Obama administration, then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made light of it, saying those emails were still archived and could still be obtained through congressional inquiries and FOIA requests.  (One would think, though, that this practice might at the very least put a kink in the works by adding in extra steps to retrieve those documents.)  He said it was “about having a public email address, as well as one for internal, you know, workings.”  I would stress that in the current situation, it really is important to find out what those, you know, ‘workings’ were.

RCP does at least acknowledge that the messages “raise questions about why the President’s son, whom the White House describes as a ‘private citizen,’ was looped into an hour-by-hour White House schedule.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2023/08/18/biden_may_have_used_secret_pseudonyms_as_vice_president.html

Here’s the full press release from the House Oversight Committee, which includes the text of their letter to Archivist Dr. Colleen Shogan…

https://oversight.house.gov/release/comer-seeks-nara-records-revealing-how-then-vp-biden-mixed-official-government-duties-with-familys-influence-peddling/

 

RELATED READING:  On Tuesday, attorneys for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley released a full fact-check debunking claims made on CNN and CBS NEWS by Hunter attorney Abbe Lowell about the Hunter case.  We learn from this that Democrat powerhouse lawyer Abbe Lowell will just say anything.  Shapley’s attorneys call it “Abbe Lowell Claims vs. Reality.”  Well worth your time...

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/irs-whistleblower-attorneys-debunk-claims-hunter-biden-lawyer/?pnespid=u7JiBytJKfwFhOOdr2m7HZHT4AO.Cop2N7S_we1lrR9mAUd3s5tEnF9pRqiznGY2EP8DThzw7Q

And here’s something fascinating:  Hunter and business partner Eric Schwerin used PR firms to quietly edit the Wikipedia entries for both Hunter and Burisma.  Fake accounts were reportedly used to gradually edit unflattering details and add positive spin, such as Hunter’s association with the World Food Programme.  They even added “minor mistakes” to make the edits look more realistic.  I think Wikipedia is going to need a PR firm of its own after this story, because there’s just no way to trust its information.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/16/hunter-biden-pr-firm-spin-wikipedia-pages-emails/?pnespid=5783ByAaN64d3uLKqTulTpuJ7gqnDsFudvDmxut6qEFm6EXffA5jJwTm5xnLNlxy0Bl0kNe4Fw

If you can stand any more Hunter news, the case against him in Delaware has been dropped, as expected after the plea deal fell through…

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tax-charges-dismissed-federal-judge-plea-deal-breakdown

...so it could be re-filed elsewhere.  Judge Maryellen Noreika approved the DOJ’s motion to re-file the case somewhere other than Delaware, such as California or DC, where he’s bound to get the kid-glove treatment.  Nice break for Hunter, huh?

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/17/judge-allows-doj-to-file-charges-against-hunter-in-a-new-district-n1720211

 


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Robert Kennedy’s campaign cleans up his abortion answer

I’m sorry to see Robert F. Kennedy Jr. caving to the Democrats’ radical “abortion to the moment of birth” wing. Sunday in Iowa, he told an NBC reporter, “The decision to abort a child should be up to the women during the first three months of life.” Asked if he would cap abortion after three months, he said, “Yes, three months. Once a child is viable outside the womb, I think then the state has an interest in protecting the child. I’m for medical freedom. Individuals ought to be able to make their own choices. I think the states have a right to protect a child once the child becomes viable, and that right, it increases. And I think there’s very, very few abortions that are performed after that period of time anyway.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/anthony-gonzalez/2023/08/14/rfk-jr-flip-flops-on-three-month-abortion-ban-n1719088

But following the predictable howls of outrage, his campaign rushed out this statement:

“Mr. Kennedy misunderstood a question posed to him by a NBC reporter in a crowded, noisy exhibit hall at the Iowa State Fair. Mr. Kennedy’s position on abortion is that it is always the woman’s right to choose. He does not support legislation banning abortion.”

So he didn’t hear the question? Look at his answer above and tell me what you think he thought the question was if it wasn’t that. I think he heard the question fine, he just heard the shrieking from the left even louder.


Not going to happen, but…

Unfortunately, this will never get past the Senate, but some House Republicans sponsored a bill to eliminate special council Jack Smith’s salary due to his history of failed, politically partisan prosecutions. It deserves recognition if for no other reason than the bill’s title: It’s the “Yanking Outlays for an Unethical, Ruthless Enterprise that Fraudulently Impedes Robust Electoral Debate Act” or the “YOURE FIRED Act.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/08/14/youre-fired-gop-reps-move-to-defund-jack-smiths-salary-n1719187


Ukraine vs Hawaii

Apparently, brushing off questions about Maui wildfire victims with a terse “No comment” and returning to his beach vacation didn’t do enough to cement President Biden’s reputation as “Mr. Compassion.” So on Monday, Biden announced that the government will offer a “one-time” relief payment of a whopping $700 to Americans on Maui. On the same day, he announced plans to send another $200 million to Ukraine,

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-offers-maui-fire-survivors-one-time-pittance-day-200-million-announced-ukraine/

Couldn’t he at least ask Hunter to make a phone call to China and pick up a few million for Maui?

 


Welcome to Reality 1.01:

Liberal activists in San Diego are stunned and confused to discover that when you stop tolerating letting homeless people take over your city, pitch tents and live anywhere they want, they stop doing it.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/story/2023-07-31/whered-they-go-enforcement-begins-on-san-diegos-new-homeless-camping-ban

 


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Catch-22

A Catch-22 is always frustrating, but when it interferes with parents protecting their children, it goes far beyond that. Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 2 to 1 to dismiss a case brought by three parents against the Montgomery County, Maryland, public school district over its policy of keeping students’ “gender transitions” secret from their parents. The courts claimed that since these parents didn’t allege that their children are transgender or struggling with their gender identity, they didn’t have “standing” to challenge the policy.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/federal-appeals-court-rules-maryland-school-district-continue-students-gender-transitions-pa

Hold on: if the policy is to keep the gender confusion of children secret from their parents, how could the parents even know that their children are or aren’t experiencing it? Seems like the sort of thing that it would be important for parents to know, but SOMEBODY is keeping them in the dark about it. Too bad nobody is doing anything about that. Oh wait: these parents ARE! Or at least they're trying to.

I wish them good luck with an appeal, and it’s also long past time that we start seriously discussing reform of the “standing” issue, which has become an easy out for judges who want to dodge their responsibility of having to make controversial decisions.


Baffled

John Hinderaker is a Harvard-educated legal expert with 41 years’ experience as a litigator in 100 jury trials in 19 states. He’s also the president of the Center for the American Experiment, an author, legal commentator and founder of the Power Line blog. He’s now had a chance to read the wildly creative Georgia indictment of Trump and his associates, and he’s written his reaction in an article with the familiar title of “I Read the Georgia Indictment So You Don’t Have To.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/08/i-read-the-georgia-indictment-so-you-dont-have-to.php

It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but in a nutshell: He’s baffled by what the accused did that’s supposed to be illegal. He says there are only two small sections of the indictment that allege actual crimes, neither of which involves Trump, while everything else alleged is perfectly legal. He notes, “You can’t aggregate a series of legal acts and make them a crime by calling them a conspiracy.”


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Most Ethical Administration Ever:

The leaders of 14 government watchdog groups sent a letter to President Biden calling for the immediate resignation of his Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, citing “numerous instances of unethical conduct throughout her tenure.” Really, only one letter?

https://www.westernjournal.com/watchdogs-call-key-biden-administration-official-resign-litany-abuses-public-trust/

The Babylon Bee perfectly predicted what the Administration’s response would likely be:

https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-indicted-for-hawaii-wildfire


Radicals at Rutgers

You might have heard of Brittney Cooper, who is a radical professor at Rutgers University. She’s infamous for declaring that all white people are racist villains and “mother(bleep)s” who need to be “taken out.” This and other comments sparked a Change.org petition for the university to fire her for her “racist, hateful, dehumanizing, and inadmissible behavior and rhetoric” (which really shouldn’t require a petition.)

https://www.change.org/p/fire-rutgers-prof-brittney-cooper

Cooper has now raised eyebrows by claiming that only white people have ever been slavers: “…White human beings thought there’s a world here and we own it. Prior to them, black and brown people have been sailing across oceans, interacting with each other for centuries without total subjugation, domination and colonialism, right?”

Well…no. Wrong. Incredibly wrong. At the link below, Islamic history expert and author Raymond Ibrahim provides us with something that Professor Cooper has apparently never had before: a history lesson. One that reminds us of the ancient, cross-cultural history of slavery and violent subjugation, from Native American tribes of America to the Muslim invasion of Spain to contemporary Africa, where slavery continues even today.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/raymond-ibrahim/2023/08/14/white-people-were-the-only-slavers-of-history-black-professor-claims-n1719143

FYI: Sending your kid to the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, where Cooper is employed, will cost you $31,954 a year. Why in the world would you pay that to have them radicalized and miseducated?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/princeton-anti-capitalist-class-teaching-black-people-should-be-considered-handicapped-due-to-systemic-racism/ar-AA1fduNF

Related: From our “Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations” Desk comes this story about a Princeton University “anti-capitalism” class that teaches students that black people are so oppressed by systemic racism that they should be considered disabled.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/princeton-anti-capitalist-class-teaching-black-people-considered-handicapped-systemic-racism

Here’s just one sentence of wacko leftist gobbledygook from the course description:

"Re-orienting healing as a decolonizing process enables students to re-politicize personal trauma as it intersects with global legacies of violence, war, racism, slavery, patriarchy, colonialism, orientalism, homophobia, ableism, capitalism, and extractivism."

Tuition, room and board for a year at Princeton will cost you $83,140. That seems like a lot to teach your kid to be a condescending, America-hating racist and anti-capitalist. If the administrators at Princeton really were anti-capitalists, they wouldn’t be overcharging so much for their worthless degrees.


LATE NIGHT COMEDY DEAD, LONG LIVE JAY LENO

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)

With the writers’ and actors’ strike now well into month four, those few who still watched the late night “comedy” shows from lingering force of habit have mostly lost the habit. Ratings for everyone but “Gutfeld” (who is not affected and not in reruns) have tanked, and they were already a shadow of what they used to be. The networks made a decision to drop the Johnny Carson style of appealing to all Americans with good-natured, nonpartisan humor and chase the young leftist market. That was the beginning of the end (as Danny DeVito said in “Other People’s Money,” the surest way to go bankrupt is to keep getting a bigger share of an ever-shrinking market.) Now, many TV critics suspect the strikes have finished off the format for good and even post-strike, it will never recover.

How much have these shows shriveled away? Snopes.com actually felt the need to do a fact-check on the claim that they were in reruns due to the strike. You’d think viewers would know that (or maybe not, since they’ve been doing the same Trump jokes for six years), but apparently, nobody could be bothered even to tune in and check.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/late-night-comedy-writers-strike/

Warning: That link includes a YouTube clip of Stephen Colbert talking about the strike. It’s exactly what you would expect: a pro-union speech followed by a strike-related “comedy” bit (“News of the Future”) that’s nothing but witless partisan pandering designed to make the studio audience clap rather than laugh. The writers stole an old “Laugh-In” bit, made it divisive and unfunny, and think they deserve a raise. And they wonder why nobody misses them.

Viewing Tip: Did you know that YouTube has a number of compilations of Jay Leno’s “Headlines” bits from when “The Tonight Show” was funny? Laura and I have been watching some of those, and it’s a revelation. Not mean-spirited, partisan, political or divisive, just laugh-out-loud funny. This is what late night comedy used to be like before it was infected with Comedy Central’s “smug leftist lecture” disease.

If you’d like to be reminded, here’s a link to just one of the “Headlines” compilations from the year 2000 alone. I should caution you that it’s nearly four hours long and might prove addictive.

https://youtu.be/1JNEE1cQVM0

And after you work through all the years of Headlines, here’s a playlist of the “99 Cent Store” bits. You’re welcome.

https://youtu.be/2LuzD7iugQE


More stunning conflicts of interest in Trump and Biden cases

The conflicts of interest in both the Trump and Hunter Biden cases grow more stunning every day.

Believe it or not, it was THE NEW YORK TIMES that reported this: that the young judge just assigned to the Georgia Trump case once worked for Fani Willis, the Fulton County DA who is bringing the charges.

Law professor Jonathan Turley said Wednesday evening that he was prepared to give this young, relatively inexperienced judge the benefit of the doubt. The key to these cases, he told Laura Ingraham, is the “essence” of the judge, “as opposed to the extent of their experience.” In other words, you want someone who’s going to listen to both sides and be fair, “to understand this is a historical moment” that calls for an assurance to both sides that this is going to be a fair trial.

This is always a concern, he said, with state judges who are elected. “Being viewed as in any way helpful to Donald Trump in Atlanta is not a way to get re-elected,” he said. (Before continuing, let’s pause to consider the implications of that last observation --- what it tells us about the state of ‘justice’ in the United States…………..)

Turley says it’s going to take “a great deal of integrity and courage” from this judge to do this the right way “even if it’s taken the wrong way by many people who will be voting in the judicial election.” He might have to stand up to “his people” and say that getting re-elected isn’t worth doing the wrong thing. (This is a bit reminiscent of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, threatened with hell if he doesn’t turn in a slave and deciding, “All right then, I’ll go to hell.”)

As for Willis’ goal of starting the trial on March 4 --- which just happens to be the day before the Super Tuesday primaries --- “it’s clearly going to run into problems,” according to Turley. “This schedule is really grossly unfair to Donald Trump.” This is, he says, a “massive production” with 19 people on trial,” and he outlines the complications and constitutional questions that would have to be raised. “The question is, why this mad rush? Why is everyone not just piling on indictments, but jamming together these trials, daisy-chaining them, from Super Tuesday to virtually the inauguration, if you count the civil cases as well?”

The answer to these questions should be obvious.

“At some point judges are going to have to step in,” he says, “and be a mature voice, and say, ‘Look, okay, STOP IT. I mean, this guy has got to prepare a defense in multiple cases; you’re not the first prosecutor to file, and, get in line.” But of course, that would interfere with Trump’s opponents’ relentless carpet-bombing of him before the election.

Ingraham asked Turley about something we mentioned yesterday: “co-conspirator” Mark Meadows’ call for the case to be moved from state to federal court, given that special counsel Jack Smith has already filed similar charges in federal court. Turley believes it is possible “because we’re living in uncertain and interesting times” and “there are issues here that President Trump will raise.” Many actions and conversations occurred while Trump was still President and different considerations applied. “In some ways,” he says, “Willis may have really tripped the wire here. You know, I call this sort of the Jackson Pollack school of prosecution --- she threw EVERYTHING against the canvas and looked to see if a picture emerged.”

By making everything part of the conspiracy, he explains, “she also tripped wires with regards to his time as President, and that has created this question of whether it can be removed.”

In his latest column, Turley explains why “the Willis indictment is a serious threat to Trump but also to our system of democratic process.” To those obsessed with getting Trump, that doesn’t even seem to matter.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/16/the-jackson-pollock-school-of-prosecution-why-the-fourth-indictment-of-donald-trump-is-serious-but-dangerous/#more-208547

We love the suggestion by J. D. Rucker that Trump and the other 18 “co-conspirators” in the Georgia case should sue DA Fani Willis for malicious criminal prosecution. It’s right there in the Georgia Code…

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-51/chapter-7/article-3/section-51-7-40/

If this isn’t “abusive litigation,” as phrased in the code, I don’t know what is. What makes the indictment of Trump “malicious” is the timing of it, which under legitimate circumstances would have come a couple of years ago. The only reason to wait till now would be to inflict the most massive amount of damage possible on Trump’s presidential campaign.

Rucker advises the Trump defense team to jump on this soon and make the case that Willis and the state “targeted Trump at this specific time to upend his presidential campaign just ahead of primary season.” He thinks Trump might win that case, and “deliver real consequences to the corrupt District Attorney.” Now THAT would be some justice...

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-51/chapter-7/article-3/section-51-7-40/

RELATED: With so much in the news about the defiling of the “justice” system in Georgia by a DA determined to take Trump down at any cost, it would’ve been easy to overlook something outrageous Hunter’s attorneys did in the courtroom of Judge Maryellen Noreika.

Hunter’s team actually said that federal prosecutors had “reneged” on an agreed-upon plea deal that we now know even included a clause about “future immunity.” They said they signed the agreement in court last month and intend to abide by it. It doesn’t seem to matter that the judge later brought up areas of apparent disagreement that resulted in those very attorneys saying the deal was dead.

Attorneys Chris Clark and Abbe Lowell responded to the government’s motion to scrap the entire deal by accusing Special Counsel Weiss of reneging on “the previously agreed-upon plea agreement.” The part of the deal that included the gun diversion agreement --- which was also the part that included the broad grant of immunity for any possible crimes that have been investigated (!) --- had been signed by prosecutors, they said, and was therefore “binding” and “still in effect.” By “possible crimes,” they’re talking about such charges as FARA violations; that is to say, failure to register as an agent of a foreign entity. Anyone who thinks this is not a big deal should ask Paul Manafort. (Important side note: we know that if Hunter violated FARA, the case can be made that his father did, too.)

It’s really quite hilarious to see the DOJ and Hunter’s attorneys arguing about this now. It seems like only yesterday they were like peas in a pod.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/doj-rebukes-hunter-bidens-lawyers-denies-sweetheart-plea-agreement-valid

Guy Benson at TOWNHALL has more details and also makes some great points about the appointment of David Weiss (of all people!) as special counsel, “the same guy who’s fashioned the most favorable legal and political outcomes imaginable for the Bidens, given the facts with which he’s been presented.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2023/08/16/the-latest-allegation-from-hunter-bidens-lawyers-is-a-problem-for-garland-doj-n2627048

 


Interesting Read:

Kurt Schlichter on why it might be Trump’s best strategy to skip the upcoming GOP primary debate.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2023/08/17/of-course-trump-should-not-debate-n2627089


Maui update

The official death toll from the devastating fires in Maui has reached 110, but it’s feared it may go much higher. Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says that the government response on all levels has been insufficient and aid to victims is almost all on the community level.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/maui-fire-victims-receiving-scant-support-from-all-levels-of-government-gabbard-claims-100-community-led/ar-AA1fojkt

If you’d like to help with that private response, Samaritan’s Purse is coordinating with churches to bring immediate aid to victims who’ve lost everything. You can make a donation at http://www.samaritanspurse.org.

And for a dramatic firsthand account of what it was like as the enormity of the danger slowly dawned on everyone, check out this report by a Breitbart reporter who happened to be on vacation in Maui when the fires started spreading.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/16/on-the-ground-in-maui-a-reporters-first-hand-experience-of-the-disaster-and-the-unanswered-questions/


Trump’s Georgia trial date

If you’re going to try to claim that your transparently ridiculous racketeering case against your party’s leading political opponent isn’t motivated by election interference, maybe don’t ask for a trial date that’s literally the day before Super Tuesday. I guess the Democrats figure they’ve gone so full-on banana republic that they don’t even have to pretend to hide their real motivations anymore.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/trumps-proposed-atlanta-court-date-super-tuesday-eve-planned-coordinated-attorney-general

 

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The conflicts of interest in both the Trump and Hunter Biden cases grow more stunning every day.

Believe it or not, it was THE NEW YORK TIMES that reported this:  that the young judge just assigned to the Georgia Trump case once worked for Fani Willis, the Fulton County DA who is bringing the charges.

Law professor Jonathan Turley said Wednesday evening that he was prepared to give this young, relatively inexperienced judge the benefit of the doubt.  The key to these cases, he told Laura Ingraham, is the “essence” of the judge, “as opposed to the extent of their experience.”  In other words, you want someone who’s going to listen to both sides and be fair, “to understand this is a historical moment” that calls for an assurance to both sides that this is going to be a fair trial.

This is always a concern, he said, with state judges who are elected.  “Being viewed as in any way helpful to Donald Trump in Atlanta is not a way to get re-elected,” he said.  (Before continuing, let’s pause to consider the implications of that last observation --- what it tells us about the state of ‘justice’ in the United States…………..)

Turley says it’s going to take “a great deal of integrity and courage” from this judge to do this the right way “even if it’s taken the wrong way by many people who will be voting in the judicial election.”  He might have to stand up to “his people” and say that getting re-elected isn’t worth doing the wrong thing.  (This is a bit reminiscent of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, threatened with hell if he doesn’t turn in a slave and deciding, “All right then, I’ll go to hell.”)

As for Willis’ goal of starting the trial on March 4 --- which just happens to be the day before the Super Tuesday primaries --- “it’s clearly going to run into problems,” according to Turley.  “This schedule is really grossly unfair to Donald Trump.”  This is, he says, a “massive production” with 19 people on trial,” and he outlines the complications and constitutional questions that would have to be raised.  “The question is, why this mad rush? Why is everyone not just piling on indictments, but jamming together these trials, daisy-chaining them, from Super Tuesday to virtually the inauguration, if you count the civil cases as well?”

The answer to these questions should be obvious.

“At some point judges are going to have to step in,” he says, “and be a mature voice, and say, ‘Look, okay, STOP IT.  I mean, this guy has got to prepare a defense in multiple cases; you’re not the first prosecutor to file, and, get in line.”  But of course, that would interfere with Trump’s opponents’ relentless carpet-bombing of him before the election.

Ingraham asked Turley about something we mentioned yesterday: “co-conspirator” Mark Meadows’ call for the case to be moved from state to federal court, given that special counsel Jack Smith has already filed similar charges in federal court.  Turley believes it is possible “because we’re living in uncertain and interesting times” and “there are issues here that President Trump will raise.”  Many actions and conversations occurred while Trump was still President and different considerations applied.  “In some ways,” he says, “Willis may have really tripped the wire here.  You know, I call this sort of the Jackson Pollack school of prosecution --- she threw EVERYTHING against the canvas and looked to see if a picture emerged.”

By making everything part of the conspiracy, he explains, “she also tripped wires with regards to his time as President, and that has created this question of whether it can be removed.”

In his latest column, Turley explains why “the Willis indictment is a serious threat to Trump but also to our system of democratic process.”  To those obsessed with getting Trump, that doesn’t even seem to matter.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/16/the-jackson-pollock-school-of-prosecution-why-the-fourth-indictment-of-donald-trump-is-serious-but-dangerous/#more-208547

We love the suggestion by J. D. Rucker that Trump and the other 18 “co-conspirators” in the Georgia case should sue DA Fani Willis for malicious criminal prosecution.  It’s right there in the Georgia Code…

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-51/chapter-7/article-3/section-51-7-40/

If this isn’t “abusive litigation,” as phrased in the code, I don’t know what is.  What makes the indictment of Trump “malicious” is the timing of it, which under legitimate circumstances would have come a couple of years ago.  The only reason to wait till now would be to inflict the most massive amount of damage possible on Trump’s presidential campaign.

Rucker advises the Trump defense team to jump on this soon and make the case that Willis and the state “targeted Trump at this specific time to upend his presidential campaign just ahead of primary season.”  He thinks Trump might win that case, and “deliver real consequences to the corrupt District Attorney.”  Now THAT would be some justice...

https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2022/title-51/chapter-7/article-3/section-51-7-40/

 

 

RELATED:  With so much in the news about the defiling of the “justice” system in Georgia by a DA determined to take Trump down at any cost, it would’ve been easy to overlook something outrageous Hunter’s attorneys did in the courtroom of Judge Maryellen Noreika.

Hunter’s team actually said that federal prosecutors had “reneged” on an agreed-upon plea deal that we now know even included a clause about “future immunity.”  They said they signed the agreement in court last month and intend to abide by it.  It doesn’t seem to matter that the judge later brought up areas of apparent disagreement that resulted in those very attorneys saying the deal was dead.

Attorneys Chris Clark and Abbe Lowell responded to the government’s motion to scrap the entire deal by accusing Special Counsel Weiss of reneging on “the previously agreed-upon plea agreement.”  The part of the deal that included the gun diversion agreement --- which was also the part that included the broad grant of immunity for any possible crimes that have been investigated (!) --- had been signed by prosecutors, they said, and was therefore “binding” and “still in effect.”  By “possible crimes,” they’re talking about such charges as FARA violations; that is to say, failure to register as an agent of a foreign entity.  Anyone who thinks this is not a big deal should ask Paul Manafort.  (Important side note:  we know that if Hunter violated FARA, the case can be made that his father did, too.)

It’s really quite hilarious to see the DOJ and Hunter’s attorneys arguing about this now.  It seems like only yesterday they were like peas in a pod.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/doj-rebukes-hunter-bidens-lawyers-denies-sweetheart-plea-agreement-valid

Guy Benson at TOWNHALL has more details and also makes some great points about the appointment of David Weiss (of all people!) as special counsel, “the same guy who’s fashioned the most favorable legal and political outcomes imaginable for the Bidens, given the facts with which he’s been presented.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2023/08/16/the-latest-allegation-from-hunter-bidens-lawyers-is-a-problem-for-garland-doj-n2627048

 

The House needs to launch impeachment inquiries immediately for Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray.

That’s according to legal analyst Margot Cleveland, who says it’s about time the Legislative Branch “flexes its impeachment muscle” to uncover the truth.  In her new column, she makes the case that Garland appointing David Weiss special counsel for the Hunter Biden case “not only contradicts any earlier claims that there was no need for such an appointment, but it also contradicts nearly everything we’ve been told about the investigation and the DOJ’s role.”

If Weiss really had been the ultimate decision-maker, he wouldn’t have needed the appointment.  Cleveland explains that even without this new change in status, Weiss could have gotten approval from Garland to bring cases in DC and/or California, and he had even said he “was assured that [he] would be granted this authority if it proved necessary.”  So that can’t be the reason.

No, Garland’s sudden appointment of Weiss as special counsel confirms that there was a conflict of interest all along.  So, why didn’t he do it in the first place?  “It is clear Garland failed to fulfill his duties as attorney general by refusing to grant Weiss that status years ago,” Cleveland says.

It’s simple:  either Weiss was in charge of the investigation, or he was not.  “Naming Weiss special counsel confirms everything we’ve been told before now was a farce.”  Weiss “gave Garland cover, allowed the DOJ to apparently interfere in the investigation, entered a sweetheart deal with Hunter Biden, and removed the IRS whistleblowers from the investigation,” and this “renders him incapable of serving as an independent special counsel.”

The irony is that “while Garland touted the appointment of a special counsel as providing Americans confidence in the integrity of the investigation into Hunter Biden, putting Weiss in that role contradicted every assurance of independence he gave.”

Recall that according to the whistleblowers, there were others in the office who impeded their work in numerous ways.  The culmination of that was Weiss’s FIRING of the whistleblowers and Gary Shapley’s entire team of experts who had been working on the case for five years.  These were experts who specialized in international money laundering and tax evasion cases.

It’s shocking to think that the very person who did that --- if that was even his decision and not from higher up --- is the one who is in charge of the “independent” investigation now.  And his team is now lacking those experts.  “...Even if Weiss plans to move forward with a real investigation,” Cleveland writes, “the complexity of the Biden family corruption investigation is likely far beyond his and his local team’s skill set.”

She also notes that even with Weiss’s upgrade, “the bottom line is that Weiss still reports to Garland, and Garland’s boss is Joe Biden.”  And at this point, as we enter serious campaign season, department regulations prohibit Weiss from investigating a presidential candidate “without permission.”  On the chance Weiss even asks for that, do you think in your wildest dreams that Garland will grant it?  So Weiss is “independent” to follow the facts where they lead...until they lead to the Big Guy.  Then he’ll have to back off.

Complaining, Cleveland says, “won’t move the needle” on this situation, and neither will the “current investigative trajectory.”  Because of the clear conflict of interest, the Executive Branch --- even under the title of special counsel --- cannot properly investigate Joe Biden.  For that reason, and since the scandal goes beyond the Biden family to encompass the DOJ and FBI’s obstruction of the investigation, impeachment inquiries are the way to go.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/15/6-takeaways-from-the-hunter-biden-special-counsel-appointment-you-wont-hear-from-big-media/

New suggestions of financial ties between Hunter and his father were reported by FOX NEWS on Tuesday, and more members of Congress, such as Greg Steube of Florida and Tim Burchett of Tennessee, called for action.

https://headlineusa.com/hunter-reportedly-confesses-to-bidens-payments-in-revealing-2018-text/

Here’s a curious segment of newly-revealed timeline:  Did you know that Hunter’s attorneys began negotiating their “sweetheart” plea deal with the DOJ right after the first IRS whistleblower announced he was coming forward?  That was in May of this year.  It appears Hunter’s attorneys were scrambling to put their case to bed --- with immunity for Hunter in perpetuity --- before that testimony came along and blew everything up.  Thanks to Judge Maryanne Noreika for not being a “rubber stamp.”

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/14/hunter-biden-negotiate-plea-doj-irs-whistleblower-testimony

 

RELATED:  Concerning another judge...we’ve learned that Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge presiding over Trump’s J6 case being prosecuted by special counsel Jack Smith, previously worked at Boies Schiller Flexner, a big Democrat powerhouse firm that employed Hunter and even represented Burisma Holdings while Hunter was on their board.  They were both there between 2010 and 2014.  Even Snopes.com had to rate this claim “True.”

Judge Chutkan was reportedly chosen at random from a pool of about 20 judges, but if that’s the case, Jack Smith certainly hit the jackpot.  As reported by THE NATIONAL PULSE, Boies Schiller Flexner even worked for Fusion GPS.  You cannot get more steeped in politics than this firm was and is.  When Fusion GPS tried to block revealing the source of payments for the Steele “dossier” (the DNC and Hillary’s campaign, haha), Chutkan recused herself from that case over concerns about impartiality.  If impartiality was a concern then, why isn’t it now?  In her words and her sentencing, she’s shown she is clearly not impartial.  She should be removed from this case.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2023/08/14/trump-j6-judge-worked-at-fusion-gps-burisma-law-firm/

 

 


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That was quick! Meadows and Eastman respond in Georgia case.

Tristan Justice at THE FEDERALIST offers a run-down of the “conspiratorial” acts offered by the Fulton County DA in this beyond-crazy indictment.  Fulton County DA Fani Willis is using her interpretation of “conspiracy” laws to charge as felonies acts that would normally be...well, normal.  In charging both Trump and his associates, she has criminalized such typical activities as…

requesting phone numbers

encouraging voters to watch TV election coverage

encouraging voters to call their members of Congress

reserving a room at the Georgia Capitol for alternate presidential electors

calling on state leaders to ensure signature verification

encouraging an “indicted co-conspirator” to attend a House committee meeting on election fraud

encourage a special legislative session of a state assembly

place two phone calls to the president tempore of the Georgia State Senate

These actions typically would not be seen as anything but innocent, but all DA Willis has to do is allege a “criminal conspiracy” --- which rests on assumptions she can’t possibly know, such as Trump’s state of mind --- and everything Trump and his associates did is automatically seen as being done in furtherance of that conspiracy.  EVERYTHING.

That’s not gonna fly.  Mark Meadows has already filed a motion that could work in favor of all the “co-conspirators” accused of furthering the “conspiracy.”  His motion calls for moving the charges out of Georgia and into a federal court.

“The conduct giving rise to the charges in the indictment all occurred during his tenure and as part of his service as Chief of Staff,” the motion reads, going on to say that federal law calls for prompt removal of a criminal prosecution commenced in a state court when the defendant was acting “under color of [his] office.”  It’s set up that way because federalism doesn’t work if the states can use state laws against federal officials for things they do as feds.  Apparently, this is an important point of constitutional law for first-year law students.  Either this state prosecutor doesn’t care about that or we should be wondering how she graduated law school.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/15/mark-meadows-files-motion-that-could-be-an-out-in-georgia-for-trump-and-multiple-defendants-n2162684

Former law school dean and professor John Eastman, who presumably is familiar with the above legal point, has responded as well.  Eastman says his activities were constitutionally protected, and that the charges against him were an assault on the practice of law: “Lawyers everywhere should be sleepless over this latest stunt to criminalize their advocacy.  This is a legal cluster-bomb that leaves unexploded ordinance for lawyers to navigate in perpetuity.”

https://redstate.com/mccabe/2023/08/15/eastman-decries-fulton-county-indictment-this-is-a-legal-cluster-bomb-n2162683

It was Rudy Giuliani who was indicted for encouraging voters to call their members of Congress.  Ironically, his “incriminating” tweet said, “We must have free and fair elections in GA & this is our only path to ensuring every legal vote is counted @realDonald Trump.”  How DARE he call for every legal vote to be counted!

https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/15/how-stupid-is-the-georgia-anti-trump-case-they-indicted-trump-for-tweeting-at-people-to-watch-tv/

Former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman described this case as “a Frankenstein that Mary Shelley would’ve been repulsed by.”

“It needs to be torn apart and the creator needs to be run out of office,” he said.  These indictments are using a RICO statute that is aimed at criminal organizations, making this “the bastardization of a statute that we put into place to try to root out very complex corrupt organizations.”  Willis is using it “for political reasons,” Tolman said.  “It’s a shame that somebody with a legal degree is trying to analyze a lawful election challenge under the lens of criminal law.”  Highly recommended...

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333719901112

Be sure and read Jonathan Turley’s take on this case.  “The scope of the alleged conspiracy is massive,” he said.  “Indeed, every call, speech and tweet appears a criminal step in the conspiracy.  District Attorney Fani Willis appears to have elected to charge everything and everyone and let God sort them out.”  The chilling effect of this is dangerous, he believes.  “It is important for campaigns to seek judicial review without fear of prosecution.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/15/law-professor-highlights-the-real-goal-of-georgia-das-election-indictment-against-trump-n2627049

But Trump has not been chilled.  He says to stay tuned, because this coming Monday, he’ll be presenting incontrovertible evidence of voter fraud in 2020 that will result in his “complete exoneration.”  We shall see.

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4153153-trump-claims-report-will-result-in-complete-exoneration-in-georgia/

Problems from 2020 that easily could have affected the outcome have already been brought up but went nowhere.  In fact, Athena Thorne for PJ MEDIA recently wrote a piece called “Here’s Why Legal Challenges to the 2020 Election Didn’t Go Anywhere,” citing the corrupt collapse of America’s legal system and “state DAs who literally campaigned on promises to ‘get Trump.’” It’s a subscriber-only story, but the main points are things you certainly remember: that every attempt to investigate or introduce alleged evidence of vote fraud was greeted with hostility from the media, legal roadblocks by Democrat officials, attempts to disbar any attorneys who took up the cases, terrified judges refusing to look at it due to “lack of standing,” and the looming threat of violence by leftist rioters against everyone from judges and courts to entire cities if the election didn’t go their way.

If you are a subscriber, keep in mind as you read this --- especially the part of about conservative attorneys being targeted --- that it was written BEFORE the Georgia indictments of Trump and his associates were handed down.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2023/08/07/heres-why-legal-challenges-to-the-2020-election-didnt-go-anywhere-n1715765


The mystery of the “fictitious” indictment posted too early

When Fulton County DA Fani Willis was asked Monday night about the indictment that was briefly posted to their website, she blew off the question and essentially blamed the clerk.  On Tuesday, the clerk issued a long statement claiming she was “practicing” with a “sample” document.  But that doesn’t tell us how a so-called “sample” document was identical to the one the grand jury signed off on much later in the evening.  Are you buying this?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2023/08/15/fulton-county-trots-out-a-new-explanation-for-that-leaked-trump-indictment-n2627076

You don’t have to be Columbo to realize that their cover story raises more questions than it answers.

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2023/08/15/fulton-county-court-clerk-claims-she-was-practicing-for-trump-indictment-n2162681


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Are more indictments coming?

Having completely trashed historic precedent, twisted the law and the Constitution and destroyed our precious “norms” in a rabid frenzy to “get Trump,” you didn’t think the Democrats would stop at only FOUR sets of outrageous indictments, did you? Now, there’s talk of a FIFTH threat of indictments, and you’ll never guess where it’s coming from. Brace yourself because the sheer gall of this one might make your brain reel:

Arizona Gov, Katie Hobbs is pressing for indictments in Arizona against Trump for daring to question the 2020 election. Yes, I said “Katie Hobbs.” The Governor probably most suspected by her constituents of having been installed in office thanks to vote fraud. The one whose election is still being challenged. The one who refused to step aside from her job of running the election that she was competing in. She wants to file charges against Trump for “potential election interference in the 2020 election,”

https://townhall.com//tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/15/wait-could-trump-face-charges-in-arizona-n2627093

Say, here’s a thought: how about having a real investigation, free of government roadblocks and biased court rulings, of the 2022 election of Katie Hobbs?

And speaking of endless investigations, I tried to warn Democrats that they were opening a Pandora’s box and didn’t realize what was going to come screaming out of it and devour them. Of course, they were ravaged by Trump Derangement Syndrome and didn’t listen. They’ve now established a “new norm” that Republicans can use against them, and it’s already causing ghosts of their carefully-buried past to rise from the graveyard.

With the political indictments of Trump, calls are rising from the right to indict Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden for their parts in creating the expensive, divisive, and some might even say treasonous Russian Collusion hoax.

https://slaynews.com/news/calls-grow-to-indict-hillary-clinton-barack-obama-and-joe-biden-for-russia-collusion-hoax-after-ga-charges-drop/

And that’s just the beginning. Why should Hillary still be allowed to skate on destroying all that evidence of mishandling of classified documents if Trump is going to be indicted for far less? And that’s just the start: when it comes to Democrats who’ve been allowed to skate on their malfeasance, it’s an embarrassment of riches, If national Republican office holders are too reticent to engage in this political warfare, there are plenty of state and local GOP attorneys general and county prosecutors in deep red areas who can start filing indictment after indictment after indictment. Considering that the Democratic Party has been described as “America’s most successful criminal enterprise,” they shouldn’t lack for material.

Do I want to see this kind of politicized legal warfare? Of course not. Nobody in his right mind does. Thinking people knew how dangerous it would be and warned against it, but that didn’t stop the Democrats from starting it. It’s sad to think that giving the Dems a taste of their own quack medicine might be the only way to close the Pandora’s box they broke open.

 


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NYT says no

The New York Times is taking steps to prohibit its content from being used to train Artificial Intelligence models. Good. It would be bad enough having robot overlords without having them think like the New York Times editorial board! I also question whether you can create anything with intelligence by feeding it the New York Times.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/14/23831109/the-new-york-times-ai-web-scraping-rules-terms-of-service

Once again, the Babylon Bee predicted this very thing:

https://babylonbee.com/news/ai-transformed-into-illiterate-moron-after-just-three-hours-watching-cnn


A slip-up

The White House made a slip-up Tuesday that seemingly confirms President Biden doesn’t write his own Twitter posts, as if anyone actually thought he could figure out how to do that. It happened when a post that was obviously meant to come from the President was sent out over press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s account. Well, what the heck, she does his talking for him anyway.

https://www.westernjournal.com/karine-jean-pierre-gets-absolutely-roasted-epic-fail-twitter-account/

Being overlooked is what the message said, in part: “Investing in America means investing in all of America.” I take exception to that. I’ve been around Democrats long enough to know that “Investing in America” means “Taking money away from people who earned it and giving it to people who’ll vote for me.”

 


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"Investing in America"

President Biden was in Milwaukee Tuesday to tout his “Investing in America” plan (i.e., running up a huge tab on our grandkids’ credit card), and the audience was lucky enough to be treated both to one of his favorite classic anecdotes-that-never-actually-happened and a brand new one.

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-biden-straight-face-tells-story-something-never-happened/

The old “greatest hit” was the story about the Amtrak conductor telling him how many miles he’d traveled by train (that conductor had died before the conversation ever could have occurred.) The new one was that he was in Pittsburgh last year and watched the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse. He said, “I watched that bridge collapse. I got there and saw it collapse, with over 200 feet off the ground over a valley. It collapsed. Thank God school was out.”

Thank God, the only part of that that’s true is that school was out. He was on the way to Pittsburgh, and it collapsed before he got there. He did view the wreckage, as we all are now.


This got buried

With all the Trump news, this story that happened Friday got buried, but it deserves more notice. You would think the media would give it more coverage, considering it’s about shocking infringement on freedom of the press by the government, but a surprising number of media outlets seem to be okay with that these days. The story is remarkably similar to the story of Ashley Biden’s diary, which was given to Project Veritas. They returned it without revealing anything in it, yet the FBI raided the homes of James O’Keefe and other PV reporters and seized dozens of their private devices.

https://www.westernjournal.com/police-carry-illegal-raid-news-outlet-seize-everything-report-local-business/

In this case, the Marion County, Kansas, Record newspaper got a tip that a local restaurant owner had convictions for DUI and driving without a license that could have prevented her from getting a liquor license. They didn’t know the source of the tip so they wrote nothing and turned it over to the police. But the restaurant owner made it public by complaining in front of the city council, so the paper wrote an article telling their side of the story.

Next thing the paper knew, the police department raided the office and home of owner/publisher Eric Meyer, photographing and seizing a number of digital devices. They had a warrant to seize devices used to “participate in the identity theft” of the restaurant owner. Meyer says his 98-year-old mother, who co-owned the paper, died the next day, and he blames the stress of the police raid.

https://www.westernjournal.com/police-carry-illegal-raid-news-outlet-seize-everything-report-local-business/

Many people were already calling it an outrageous assault by government on the rights of the press. But then the story took another twist when Meyer revealed that paper had been investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and other accusations against the police chief, but had yet to publish anything. He said, “I may be paranoid that this has anything to do with it, but when people come and seize your computer, you tend to be a little paranoid.”

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/kansas-paper-raided-by-police-was-investigating-police-chief-over-sexual-misconduct-allegations/

The paper’s attorney calls it an “illegal search” and is demanding that authorities not review any information on any devices or material they confiscated. This is a developing story, and I’m very interested to see how it develops.


Get on it, Congress:  impeachment inquiries for Biden, Garland and Wray

The House needs to launch impeachment inquiries immediately for Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray.

That’s according to legal analyst Margot Cleveland, who says it’s about time the Legislative Branch “flexes its impeachment muscle” to uncover the truth.  In her new column, she makes the case that Garland appointing David Weiss special counsel for the Hunter Biden case “not only contradicts any earlier claims that there was no need for such an appointment, but it also contradicts nearly everything we’ve been told about the investigation and the DOJ’s role.”

If Weiss really had been the ultimate decision-maker, he wouldn’t have needed the appointment.  Cleveland explains that even without this new change in status, Weiss could have gotten approval from Garland to bring cases in DC and/or California, and he had even said he “was assured that [he] would be granted this authority if it proved necessary.”  So that can’t be the reason.

No, Garland’s sudden appointment of Weiss as special counsel confirms that there was a conflict of interest all along.  So, why didn’t he do it in the first place?  “It is clear Garland failed to fulfill his duties as attorney general by refusing to grant Weiss that status years ago,” Cleveland says.

It’s simple:  either Weiss was in charge of the investigation, or he was not.  “Naming Weiss special counsel confirms everything we’ve been told before now was a farce.”  Weiss “gave Garland cover, allowed the DOJ to apparently interfere in the investigation, entered a sweetheart deal with Hunter Biden, and removed the IRS whistleblowers from the investigation,” and this “renders him incapable of serving as an independent special counsel.”

The irony is that “while Garland touted the appointment of a special counsel as providing Americans confidence in the integrity of the investigation into Hunter Biden, putting Weiss in that role contradicted every assurance of independence he gave.”

Recall that according to the whistleblowers, there were others in the office who impeded their work in numerous ways.  The culmination of that was Weiss’s FIRING of the whistleblowers and Gary Shapley’s entire team of experts who had been working on the case for five years.  These were experts who specialized in international money laundering and tax evasion cases.

It’s shocking to think that the very person who did that --- if that was even his decision and not from higher up --- is the one who is in charge of the “independent” investigation now.  And his team is now lacking those experts.  “...Even if Weiss plans to move forward with a real investigation,” Cleveland writes, “the complexity of the Biden family corruption investigation is likely far beyond his and his local team’s skill set.”

She also notes that even with Weiss’s upgrade, “the bottom line is that Weiss still reports to Garland, and Garland’s boss is Joe Biden.”  And at this point, as we enter serious campaign season, department regulations prohibit Weiss from investigating a presidential candidate “without permission.”  On the chance Weiss even asks for that, do you think in your wildest dreams that Garland will grant it?  So Weiss is “independent” to follow the facts where they lead...until they lead to the Big Guy.  Then he’ll have to back off.

Complaining, Cleveland says, “won’t move the needle” on this situation, and neither will the “current investigative trajectory.”  Because of the clear conflict of interest, the Executive Branch --- even under the title of special counsel --- cannot properly investigate Joe Biden.  For that reason, and since the scandal goes beyond the Biden family to encompass the DOJ and FBI’s obstruction of the investigation, impeachment inquiries are the way to go.

https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/15/6-takeaways-from-the-hunter-biden-special-counsel-appointment-you-wont-hear-from-big-media/

New suggestions of financial ties between Hunter and his father were reported by FOX NEWS on Tuesday, and more members of Congress, such as Greg Steube of Florida and Tim Burchett of Tennessee, called for action.

https://headlineusa.com/hunter-reportedly-confesses-to-bidens-payments-in-revealing-2018-text/

Here’s a curious segment of newly-revealed timeline:  Did you know that Hunter’s attorneys began negotiating their “sweetheart” plea deal with the DOJ right after the first IRS whistleblower announced he was coming forward?  That was in May of this year.  It appears Hunter’s attorneys were scrambling to put their case to bed --- with immunity for Hunter in perpetuity --- before that testimony came along and blew everything up.  Thanks to Judge Maryanne Noreika for not being a “rubber stamp.”

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/14/hunter-biden-negotiate-plea-doj-irs-whistleblower-testimony

 

RELATED:  Concerning another judge...we’ve learned that Tanya S. Chutkan, the judge presiding over Trump’s J6 case being prosecuted by special counsel Jack Smith, previously worked at Boies Schiller Flexner, a big Democrat powerhouse firm that employed Hunter and even represented Burisma Holdings while Hunter was on their board.  They were both there between 2010 and 2014.  Even Snopes.com had to rate this claim “True.”

Judge Chutkan was reportedly chosen at random from a pool of about 20 judges, but if that’s the case, Jack Smith certainly hit the jackpot.  As reported by THE NATIONAL PULSE, Boies Schiller Flexner even worked for Fusion GPS.  You cannot get more steeped in politics than this firm was and is.  When Fusion GPS tried to block revealing the source of payments for the Steele “dossier” (the DNC and Hillary’s campaign, haha), Chutkan recused herself from that case over concerns about impartiality.  If impartiality was a concern then, why isn’t it now?  In her words and her sentencing, she’s shown she is clearly not impartial.  She should be removed from this case.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2023/08/14/trump-j6-judge-worked-at-fusion-gps-burisma-law-firm/

 

 

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Having completely trashed historic precedent, twisted the law and the Constitution and destroyed our precious “norms” in a rabid frenzy to “get Trump,” you didn’t think the Democrats would stop at only FOUR sets of outrageous indictments, did you? Now, there’s talk of a FIFTH threat of indictments, and you’ll never guess where it’s coming from. Brace yourself because the sheer gall of this one might make your brain reel:

Arizona Gov, Katie Hobbs is pressing for indictments in Arizona against Trump for daring to question the 2020 election. Yes, I said “Katie Hobbs.” The Governor probably most suspected by her constituents of having been installed in office thanks to vote fraud. The one whose election is still being challenged. The one who refused to step aside from her job of running the election that she was competing in. She wants to file charges against Trump for “potential election interference in the 2020 election,”

https://townhall.com//tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/15/wait-could-trump-face-charges-in-arizona-n2627093

Say, here’s a thought: how about having a real investigation, free of government roadblocks and biased court rulings, of the 2022 election of Katie Hobbs?

And speaking of endless investigations, I tried to warn Democrats that they were opening a Pandora’s box and didn’t realize what was going to come screaming out of it and devour them. Of course, they were ravaged by Trump Derangement Syndrome and didn’t listen. They’ve now established a “new norm” that Republicans can use against them, and it’s already causing ghosts of their carefully-buried past to rise from the graveyard.

With the political indictments of Trump, calls are rising from the right to indict Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden for their parts in creating the expensive, divisive, and some might even say treasonous Russian Collusion hoax.

https://slaynews.com/news/calls-grow-to-indict-hillary-clinton-barack-obama-and-joe-biden-for-russia-collusion-hoax-after-ga-charges-drop/

And that’s just the beginning. Why should Hillary still be allowed to skate on destroying all that evidence of mishandling of classified documents if Trump is going to be indicted for far less? And that’s just the start: when it comes to Democrats who’ve been allowed to skate on their malfeasance, it’s an embarrassment of riches, If national Republican office holders are too reticent to engage in this political warfare, there are plenty of state and local GOP attorneys general and county prosecutors in deep red areas who can start filing indictment after indictment after indictment. Considering that the Democratic Party has been described as “America’s most successful criminal enterprise,” they shouldn’t lack for material.

Do I want to see this kind of politicized legal warfare? Of course not. Nobody in his right mind does. Thinking people knew how dangerous it would be and warned against it, but that didn’t stop the Democrats from starting it. It’s sad to think that giving the Dems a taste of their own quack medicine might be the only way to close the Pandora’s box they broke open.

 
 

Tristan Justice at THE FEDERALIST offers a run-down of the “conspiratorial” acts offered by the Fulton County DA in this beyond-crazy indictment.  Fulton County DA Fani Willis is using her interpretation of “conspiracy” laws to charge as felonies acts that would normally be...well, normal.  In charging both Trump and his associates, she has criminalized such typical activities as…

requesting phone numbers

encouraging voters to watch TV election coverage

encouraging voters to call their members of Congress

reserving a room at the Georgia Capitol for alternate presidential electors

calling on state leaders to ensure signature verification

encouraging an “indicted co-conspirator” to attend a House committee meeting on election fraud

encourage a special legislative session of a state assembly

place two phone calls to the president tempore of the Georgia State Senate

These actions typically would not be seen as anything but innocent, but all DA Willis has to do is allege a “criminal conspiracy” --- which rests on assumptions she can’t possibly know, such as Trump’s state of mind --- and everything Trump and his associates did is automatically seen as being done in furtherance of that conspiracy.  EVERYTHING.

That’s not gonna fly.  Mark Meadows has already filed a motion that could work in favor of all the “co-conspirators” accused of furthering the “conspiracy.”  His motion calls for moving the charges out of Georgia and into a federal court.

“The conduct giving rise to the charges in the indictment all occurred during his tenure and as part of his service as Chief of Staff,” the motion reads, going on to say that federal law calls for prompt removal of a criminal prosecution commenced in a state court when the defendant was acting “under color of [his] office.”  It’s set up that way because federalism doesn’t work if the states can use state laws against federal officials for things they do as feds.  Apparently, this is an important point of constitutional law for first-year law students.  Either this state prosecutor doesn’t care about that or we should be wondering how she graduated law school.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/08/15/mark-meadows-files-motion-that-could-be-an-out-in-georgia-for-trump-and-multiple-defendants-n2162684

Former law school dean and professor John Eastman, who presumably is familiar with the above legal point, has responded as well.  Eastman says his activities were constitutionally protected, and that the charges against him were an assault on the practice of law: “Lawyers everywhere should be sleepless over this latest stunt to criminalize their advocacy.  This is a legal cluster-bomb that leaves unexploded ordinance for lawyers to navigate in perpetuity.”

https://redstate.com/mccabe/2023/08/15/eastman-decries-fulton-county-indictment-this-is-a-legal-cluster-bomb-n2162683

It was Rudy Giuliani who was indicted for encouraging voters to call their members of Congress.  Ironically, his “incriminating” tweet said, “We must have free and fair elections in GA & this is our only path to ensuring every legal vote is counted @realDonald Trump.”  How DARE he call for every legal vote to be counted!

https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/15/how-stupid-is-the-georgia-anti-trump-case-they-indicted-trump-for-tweeting-at-people-to-watch-tv/

Former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman described this case as “a Frankenstein that Mary Shelley would’ve been repulsed by.”

“It needs to be torn apart and the creator needs to be run out of office,” he said.  These indictments are using a RICO statute that is aimed at criminal organizations, making this “the bastardization of a statute that we put into place to try to root out very complex corrupt organizations.”  Willis is using it “for political reasons,” Tolman said.  “It’s a shame that somebody with a legal degree is trying to analyze a lawful election challenge under the lens of criminal law.”  Highly recommended...

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333719901112

Be sure and read Jonathan Turley’s take on this case.  “The scope of the alleged conspiracy is massive,” he said.  “Indeed, every call, speech and tweet appears a criminal step in the conspiracy.  District Attorney Fani Willis appears to have elected to charge everything and everyone and let God sort them out.”  The chilling effect of this is dangerous, he believes.  “It is important for campaigns to seek judicial review without fear of prosecution.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/15/law-professor-highlights-the-real-goal-of-georgia-das-election-indictment-against-trump-n2627049

But Trump has not been chilled.  He says to stay tuned, because this coming Monday, he’ll be presenting incontrovertible evidence of voter fraud in 2020 that will result in his “complete exoneration.”  We shall see.

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4153153-trump-claims-report-will-result-in-complete-exoneration-in-georgia/

Problems from 2020 that easily could have affected the outcome have already been brought up but went nowhere.  In fact, Athena Thorne for PJ MEDIA recently wrote a piece called “Here’s Why Legal Challenges to the 2020 Election Didn’t Go Anywhere,” citing the corrupt collapse of America’s legal system and “state DAs who literally campaigned on promises to ‘get Trump.’” It’s a subscriber-only story, but the main points are things you certainly remember: that every attempt to investigate or introduce alleged evidence of vote fraud was greeted with hostility from the media, legal roadblocks by Democrat officials, attempts to disbar any attorneys who took up the cases, terrified judges refusing to look at it due to “lack of standing,” and the looming threat of violence by leftist rioters against everyone from judges and courts to entire cities if the election didn’t go their way.

If you are a subscriber, keep in mind as you read this --- especially the part of about conservative attorneys being targeted --- that it was written BEFORE the Georgia indictments of Trump and his associates were handed down.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2023/08/07/heres-why-legal-challenges-to-the-2020-election-didnt-go-anywhere-n1715765

This story got buried

August 16, 2023

With all the Trump news, this story that happened Friday got buried, but it deserves more notice. You would think the media would give it more coverage, considering it’s about shocking infringement on freedom of the press by the government, but a surprising number of media outlets seem to be okay with that these days. The story is remarkably similar to the story of Ashley Biden’s diary, which was given to Project Veritas. They returned it without revealing anything in it, yet the FBI raided the homes of James O’Keefe and other PV reporters and seized dozens of their private devices.

https://www.westernjournal.com/police-carry-illegal-raid-news-outlet-seize-everything-report-local-business/

In this case, the Marion County, Kansas, Record newspaper got a tip that a local restaurant owner had convictions for DUI and driving without a license that could have prevented her from getting a liquor license. They didn’t know the source of the tip so they wrote nothing and turned it over to the police. But the restaurant owner made it public by complaining in front of the city council, so the paper wrote an article telling their side of the story.

Next thing the paper knew, the police department raided the office and home of owner/publisher Eric Meyer, photographing and seizing a number of digital devices. They had a warrant to seize devices used to “participate in the identity theft” of the restaurant owner. Meyer says his 98-year-old mother, who co-owned the paper, died the next day, and he blames the stress of the police raid.

https://www.westernjournal.com/police-carry-illegal-raid-news-outlet-seize-everything-report-local-business/

Many people were already calling it an outrageous assault by government on the rights of the press. But then the story took another twist when Meyer revealed that paper had been investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and other accusations against the police chief, but had yet to publish anything. He said, “I may be paranoid that this has anything to do with it, but when people come and seize your computer, you tend to be a little paranoid.”

https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/kansas-paper-raided-by-police-was-investigating-police-chief-over-sexual-misconduct-allegations/

The paper’s attorney calls it an “illegal search” and is demanding that authorities not review any information on any devices or material they confiscated. This is a developing story, and I’m very interested to see how it develops.

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Psalms 83:18

 


Why “Bidenomics” Is A Curse Word

The White House is trying desperately to convince Americans that “Bidenomics” is a big success and has brought down inflation. It’s true that inflation is down from near-record highs, but it’s still 50% higher than the Fed’s target, and last month, it ticked up again. And that’s largely because of nearly a dozen Fed interest rate hikes that have made mortgages and credit card bills higher. And each month’s new rate of inflation is on top of the previous inflation.

Let’s set aside all the statistical data and lay the cards on the table: How much money is Biden-era inflation costing Americans? According to a study by Moody Analytics, the average American household is paying $709 more per month for the same goods and services than they were paying when Biden took office. That’s over $8500 a year more. And how many families have gotten raises in pay since 2021 that total more than $8500 a year?

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/12/cnn-sweeps-the-leg-out-from-under-bidenomics-with-brutal-report-on-how-much-more-were-paying-n791675

I don’t know which is more shocking: that number or the fact that they actually reported this story on CNN.


A lie about lying

For years, all we heard from the left was that “Trump’s a lying liar who lies!” Until it started turning out that most of what he was saying was true (for instance, there really was a Deep State conspiracy to manufacture fake evidence to frame him and his staffers for colluding with Russia.) But to listen to them now, their side is the soul of honesty. That, of course, is a lie.

Scott McKay at The American Spectator writes that “We’re covered in the filthiest liars we’ve ever endured in positions of power.” He’s had it up his eyeballs with blatant, transparent lies from the Biden Administration and its media enablers. So he decided to list some of them. As they say at Instapundit, he’s going to need a bigger list.

https://spectator.org/five-quick-things-the-liars-who-lie-lie-lie/


The impact of a transgender athlete

Any time a male is physically harming women, he should be stopped – unless he’s a male who “identifies” as a female and demands to be on a girls’ sports team and is so much more physically powerful than the girls that “she’s” spiking balls at them that are leaving bruises and welts. Then, according to the “progressives” who champion this insanity, the “trans” bully is “stunning and brave” and the girls who complain about being battered are “transphobic.”

If you think that’s a hypothetical exaggeration, it’s not. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, parents are pulling their daughters out of sports to protect them from serious injury at the hands of a "trans" teammate. The delusional rule pushed by progressives is that if males undergo one year of testosterone suppression, that officially makes them female. That does nothing to offset the major physical advantages attained by going through puberty as a male.

https://www.westernjournal.com/parents-begin-pulling-daughters-sports-team-began-appearing-bodies-transgender-athlete-blamed/

It’s not just records, trophies and scholarships being taken away from girls. How many serious injuries do female athletes have to endure before society rises up and says no more of this catering to the delusional demands of a tiny minority at the expense of the entire female population?


“If you have nothing to hide, you have no reason to be afraid.”

Watch World Economic Forum founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab channel the old East German Stasi leaders by saying about his plans to monitor your every movement, statement and financial transaction, “If you have nothing to hide, you have no reason to be afraid.”

https://rumble.com/v36xm1s-klaus-schwab-if-you-have-nothing-to-hide-you-have-no-reason-to-be-afraid.html

If they ever make another 007 movie, I think we’ve found the next Bond villain.


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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I was representing the voters of Palm Beach County.  And we were saying, ‘Please!  Check this county, that county.  Find this vote, find those votes.  We think there are more votes!’  We did the same thing...[We laid] out a strategy very similar to the strategy for which these folks are being indicted today.”

                --- Alan Dershowitz, on his work for Gore in 2000

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333547009112


GA indictments “a direct threat to the American system of the rule of law”

“They’re adding up indictments that would lead to almost 1,000 years in jail.  I mean, North Korea wouldn’t even dream of something like this.  My question tonight is, at what point are elected Republicans going to realize the gravity and the severity of this threat?  The radical left just keeps pushing and pushing and pushing, and all they find is soft jelly.  If elected Republicans have not realized the magnitude of what is happening, then the liberty that we have known in this country for almost three centuries will be gone…”

That was Stephen Miller speaking Monday night on Sean Hannity’s TV show, awaiting the indictment that was expected to be unsealed against President Trump --- and, as it turned out, numerous associates --- in Fulton County, Georgia.  (Note:  90 percent of Fulton County is in the overwhelmingly Democrat city of Atlanta.)  This is Trump’s fourth indictment in a cascade of relentless lawfare.  Keep in mind, the Georgia indictments are for state crimes, and neither the sitting President nor the Governor of Georgia has the power to pardon someone for these.

The indictment was anticipated because earlier in the day, what appeared to be an indictment of President Trump and others appeared on the Fulton County website.  It listed --- count ‘em --- 39 indictments, including numerous “conspiracies” and even a violation of the Georgia RICO (organized crime) Act (Note: The Georgia state version of the RICO Act is wider-ranging than the federal version.) It was quickly taken down, but not before observers noted that this was even before the grand jury had officially returned the indictments.  Oh, well, that was a foregone conclusion, right?  Just a formality.  Might as well go ahead and post them and take the rest of the day off!   As Clay Travis tweeted, “Just shows you what a banana republic we are living in right now.”

A spokesperson for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said, “The Reuters report that those charges were filed is inaccurate.  Beyond that we cannot comment.”  The so-called ‘fictitious’ document apparently looked authentic, however, and even had a case number and judge assigned.  DA Fani Willis’ office said it would be later that night when the document might be unsealed, as the clerk would have to manually enter each charge.  (With all those counts, that’s a lot of typing!)

Trump attorney Alina Habba pointed out that this timeline makes no sense.  “If the clerk needs to manually put in each count, then how did the clerk have that ‘fictitious’ mistake earlier?  I’m lost on that, because the ‘fictitious’ mistake laid out counts individually, and that must have taken time.”

Habba thinks what happened was that “they had a lot of press, as we saw, sitting in the courtroom, laughing, thinking this was a joke, just a great press moment, having cameras in the background, and they made a ‘hiccup.’  They by accident uploaded, the clerk hit a button, that’s what I think happened.”  And because of that error, they rushed to go ahead and get this done tonight.

https://thehill.com/homenews/4152364-trump-lawyers-blast-georgia-da-office-over-court-document-mystery/

Former Trump Administration official Kash Patel said that Willis and her office are responsible for the handling of grand jury documents and in trying to claim ignorance and blame some unknown clerk for posting them, “She just lied to the universe.”

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz called for a motion to dismiss because of this.

https://twitter.com/mattgaetz/status/1691146364821057536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp

Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy advised Trump to call for one.

https://twitter.com/VivekGRamaswamy/status/1691149756272095248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%

While we were waiting for the news to break, we found this old interview by the lead juror from the grand jury that is indicting Trump.  Remember this scary person, back when she was first feeling her power?  She must’ve been popping the champagne corks last night.

https://twitter.com/debostic/status/1628257874811002880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp

Newt Gingrich anticipated this “kitchen sink indictment,” something that could’ve been done “with a handful of first-year law students.”  They were trying to come up with “the wildest range of things that will help us smear Donald Trump.”  There are no defense attorneys, no rules of evidence, no cross-examination, he said, so “this is a rigged deal, everybody knows that.”

He likened this to the appointment of David Weiss as special counsel on the Hunter case, saying it was “just incompetent, made no sense.”  The law used to be treated with solemnity, he said, but “this is a circus act.”  And with a rigged jury and a rigged DA, they could get some convictions, he said.  It is “an extraordinary effort to try to destroy a political leader who at least half the country thinks ought to be the next President.  I think for a district attorney to take on this kind of authority is dangerous.”

When the 98-page criminal indictment was finally unsealed late Monday night, 18 Trump associates, including Mark Meadows and attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, John Eastman and Jenna Ellis, were also seen to have been indicted on dozens of felony counts.  “Imagine if this had been applied to Al Gore supporters when he contested Florida in 2000,” Gingrich said.  “Imagine the amount of money these people will have to spend to hire lawyers to prove their innocence against a viciously corrupt Democratic district attorney.  This is a direct threat to the American system of the rule of law.”

“…More and more Americans realize that whether you like Trump or you dislike Trump, these people are undermining the very base of the American system and the Constitution and the rule of law.  That is gradually becoming a conviction, way beyond the Trump base.”

As it turned out, the unsealed document did look just like the ‘fictitious’ one that had been posted before the grand jury voted and called ‘inaccurate’ by the DA’s office.  RICO Act violations were generously applied to Trump and his associates.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2023/08/14/breaking-georgia-grand-jury-indicts-10/

Kash Patel, who’s been both a federal prosecutor and a public defender, called this “a hatchet job by the Fulton County DA.”  He noted the exhaustive repetition of the word “corrupt” in this lengthy speaking indictment.  “They have stigmatized and made it illegal in state court to declare a federal election outcome result --- that is a FEDERAL law violation that they have taken to state court.  So anyone out there saying that this doesn’t have any federal implications does not understand the process.”

Also, “...a RICO case, which usually has dozens of defendants as is now being shown here, is a case that takes two to four years at minimum in state court to adjudicate.”  They obviously wanted the indictment out there right away.  But the case will be slowed down by interlocutory appeals from Trump’s attorneys.  This sounds like the show business expression, “Hurry up and wait.”

Their first appeal, Patel said, should be on the basis of the illegal disclosure of grand jury information by the DA’s office, which is a felony.  They apparently posted it earlier on Monday and also leaked it to media outlets.  Patel pointed out that federal funding goes to these county prosecutors, and that gives congressional committees jurisdiction to look into this.

Also, “are we to believe that the United States justice system and the state court system in Georgia is going to indict counselors --- lawyers and legal scholars for advising the President of the United States?”  President Trump, targeted as he is when he sincerely believes the election was stolen, can be seen as standing up for everyone’s constitutionally protected beliefs.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/she-just-lied-to-the-world-former-trump-admin-official-blasts-georgia-da-fani-willis-over-trump-indictment/

Mike Davis, president of the Article III Project, called this “a mess of a case” that will not hold up under the law.  “If it’s not reversed by the Georgia courts, it will be reversed by the Supreme Court…”  The only question is when, he said --- before the presidential election or after?  It’s “a shotgun approach by a Democrat prosecutor who is campaigning on taking out President Trump through the legal process, through lawfare.”

DA Willis “has set up a website; she’s raising money off of this,” he said.  “This is a joke of a complaint.”  We would add that it’s also election interference.  And if her office leaked grand jury information, she herself should be indicted on felony charges.  Throw the kitchen sink at her and see what sticks.

During her press conference Willis dodged questions about this.  She also refused to say whether she’d discussed her investigation with special counsel Jack Smith.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/15/not-an-expert-on-clerks-duties-fulton-county-da-dodges-question-about-leaked-trump-indictment/

It’s also rich that Georgia is the state where Stacey Abrams ran for governor in 2018 and refused to concede that race when she lost.  What, was there a problem with the election?

And thanks to Kaylee McGhee White, editor of Restoring America, for reminding us that in 2018, Democrat then-state Sen. Nikema Williams was arrested for leading a protest to disrupt the Senate certification of the first election in which Brian Kemp beat Stacey Abrams. The Fulton County DA declined to prosecute her, and she challenged the law under which she was arrested, claiming she had a First Amendment right to challenge the election even if it interfered with that citadel of “our democracy.” She was later rewarded by being elected chair of the state Democratic Party and to the state House. So please spare me the pious balloon juice from Democrat prosecutors about “equal application of justice” and “nobody being above the law.”

RELATED READING:

Check out J. D. Rucker’s analysis, including the list of charges against Trump over things that would be legal if anyone else did them, the statement from the Trump ‘24 campaign, and Rucker’s fanciful picture of this prosecutor’s courtroom.  Rucker suggests that Trump can actually use this as an opportunity to bring evidence of actual vote fraud into court.  A must-read.

https://thelibertydaily.com/trump-has-been-charged-by-the-epitome-of-a-kangaroo-court-but-theres-a-bright-side/


Travel with Mike Huckabee to Israel:

 

Learn more here: The Israel Experience (thegreatesttrip.com)


Congressional interview with FBI agent backs IRS agent Shapley’s account

Almost lost amidst the breaking news of Trump’s indictment Monday --- and this might have been by design --- was another story, about the release of a 65-page transcript of an interview with a former FBI supervisory agent that corroborates what IRS lead agent-turned-whistleblower Gary Shapley said about being hamstrung in his investigation of Hunter Biden’s finances.

For example, both agents told similar stories about Hunter’s team being tipped off about a planned interview.  They were told to stand down and wait for Hunter to call THEM (!) before going to interview him.  He never called; they never interviewed.

The FBI agent, whose name is redacted in the transcript, testified before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee behind closed doors on July 31.  His testimony is just one more reason (as if they needed any more) why Committee Chairman James Comer says they have no confidence in U.S. Attorney-and-now-Special-Counsel David Weiss.

https://oversight.house.gov/release/comer-releases-former-fbi-supervisory-special-agents-transcribed-interview-transcript/

Fred Lucas at THE DAILY SIGNAL offers four take-aways from the interview.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/08/14/4-takeaways-from-former-fbi-agents-testimony-on-tipoff-in-hunter-biden-case/


Here are some responses to the latest politicized indictments of President Trump and his supporters:

Trump himself told Fox Digital, “The whole world is laughing at the United States as they see how corrupt and horrible a place it has turned out to be under the leadership of Crooked Joe Biden." He said this latest legal action "is a continuation of the greatest and longest-running Witch Hunt in American history…tailored for placement right smack in the middle of my political campaign." But he vowed to win back the presidency, fix it and “Make America great again.”

Trump said DA Fani Willis "should focus on the people that rigged the 2020 presidential election, not those who demand an answer as to what happened." He called her “racist and corrupt” and accused her of ignoring Atlanta’s high murder and violent crime rates to target political enemies, adding that she “just opened a fundraising site in order to benefit off the thing she most campaigned on, ‘I will get Donald Trump.’" There’s more here:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-georgia-indictment-comes-during-dark-period-vows-fix-winning

The Trump Campaign also blasted out some background on Willis and her history of politicized “justice” and grand jury malpractice.

https://djt.nucleusemail.com/amplify/v/a2eg4B9Ygw?hids=QbPTM6M&_nlid=B2PgsJn5PP&_nhids=QbPTM6M

Constitutional attorney and former Trump transition team member Mark Smith called the indictments "bewildering" and said, "The First Amendment of the United States Constitution specifically says that we have the right to petition the government in all its forms if we have a grievance. Now, there's no dispute that Donald Trump and his legal team disputed who won the Georgia electoral votes in 2020. That was a legitimate fight. They took it to the courts. They took it to the Congress. They took it to the state legislature, i.e. the government, which they were allowed to do under the First Amendment.”

Legal scholar Mark Levin called it “horrendous” and said the judicial system had been “bastardized” in Democrat-majority precincts: "We are going through the motions of justice here, like autocratic regimes," and Stalin and Putin “would be proud,” while “our enemies are celebrating and our allies are appalled at what’s going on here.” He warned that this is not just an attack on the rule of law and the American judicial system but on the GOP itself, the message being that elections and actions of officials in Democrat-majority precincts cannot be challenged under penalty of law.

Finally, from our “Doesn’t Know When To Keep Quiet” Desk: When asked about her reaction to the indictments, Hillary Clinton first burst out laughing, then claimed she felt “great profound sadness” and that she does not take any satisfaction in the indictments, but “it is evidence of equal justice under the law.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/hillary-clinton-breaks-out-laughter-before-trump-indictment-cant-believe-this

And then she was struck by a lightning bolt. Not really, but I’m very surprised that she wasn’t.

Hillary also claimed that the GOP needs to be “held accountable for supporting Trump’s lies and divisiveness.” Seriously, does she not own a single mirror?

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2023/08/14/hillary-clinton-gop-needs-to-be-held-accountable-for-supporting-trumps-lies-and-divisiveness/

I think everyone knows that if Hillary had faced the same “equal justice” treatment Trump has, she’d be in jail until the year 2525. She didn’t, partly because of James Comey’s corruption, but also because after his election, Trump told his supporters who chanted “Lock her up” that this is America and we don’t jail our political opponents.

Tell me again, Hillary, how Trump is the one who “shattered norms.”

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Atlanta: Midnight Takedown

August 15, 2023

Last weekend, Governor Mike Huckabee opened his weekly TV variety show with an unusual topic that now seems oddly prescient. Newly returned from Israel, the governor displayed the fresh carbon from an archeological “dig” in the city of David, hard by the ancient walls of Jerusalem. It was eloquent testimony to the ferocity of the Roman assault under Titus in AD 70, an early holocaust that destroyed the Temple, sacked the city and may have killed a million Jews.

Most people assumed such ugliness had been consigned to the ashcans of history – until the Russian assault on Ukraine in 2022 showed that history is still very much alive. But haven’t we also outgrown our own Civil War, virtue-claiming politicians relocating its monuments to safer places where our few remaining sensibilities won’t be offended? Few of them appear to have read George Santayana, another dead white male no longer studied in our colleges and universities, “Those who cannot remember history are doomed to repeat it.” But, hey man, what did he know?

I thought of those ancient generals and their modern counterparts around midnight last evening when the breathless and clearly thrilled-with-herself Attorney General of Fulton County, Georgia announced the latest indictments of Donald Trump and his growing list of co-defendants. After proudly reading their names and specifications, she made the obligatory point that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty – barely suppressing a wink to the worshipful crowd of reporters taking down her every word. Over at MSNBC –where I worked for ten years until overtaken by shame and loathing – Rachel Maddow made a rare return to preside over the usual giggles and guffaws. Wasn’t it just terrific, they snickered, that Donald Trump had finally gotten his come-uppance? That he was finally paying the long overdue price for his many lies and distortions? The consuming irony was their special guest, Hillary Clinton! 

That midnight take-down of Donald Trump inevitably recalled the other half of the equation, the one involving Joe and Hunter Biden, the Sweetheart Deal and its author, David Weiss, US Attorney for Delaware, lately appointed Special Counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Now Mr. Biden might not be the quickest one off the mark when it comes to keeping track of the Maui Wildfire Disaster (“Huh?”) but he has an exquisite sense of whatever it takes to protect him and his oldest son.

For example, my colleague Charles Lipson succinctly summarized the principal questions concerning Mr. Weiss, whose office…

“Slow-walked the criminal investigation for years, allowed the statute of limitations to expire on key charges, let Hunter Biden escape from taxes he owed on foreign income…avoided prosecuting Hunter for failing to register as foreign agent despite clear evidence, and told IRS investigators they would not pursue any leads, however credible, that might lead to “the Big Guy” Joe Biden.” With magnificent irony, Professor Lipson concludes, “they have not pursued those leads. Those are fundamental failures, and we need to know why they happened.”

https://thespectator.com/topic/hunter-biden-special-counsel-david-weiss-investigating-probe/

Although voting for him twice, I hold no brief for Donald Trump, who clearly has a lot of explaining to do. But every day seems to provide more evidence backing up his frequent assertions about interference with the election of 2024. Although each defendant must shield himself against the charges brought against him, the government has an equally grave responsibility to prove that it comes into court “with clean hands.” Thus far, the array of charges assembled against Mr. Trump suggests precisely the opposite: a strategically-orchestrated effort to establish double, triple and now quadruple sets of charges, either to bankrupt him or to effectively remove him from the presidential race. And that is saying nothing about the lifetime penalties facing Mr. Trump should he be convicted of any or all of those felonies.

For me, this amounts to what is now referred to as ‘the two-tiered system of justice’; many other Americans may feel the same way, especially when accompanied by the systematic stonewalling of the Biden DOJ. But it is important to recall that we also have a ‘two-tiered system of media,’ routinely distorting every issue. Congressman Joaquin Castro, for example, is lauded by San Antonio’s leftist media munchkins each time he attacks Governor Greg Abbott’s  heroic efforts to stem illegal immigration. https://www.breitbart.com/border/2023/08/07/texas-democrat-rep-decries-abbotts-use-of-razor-wire-same-used-by-bidens-ports-of-entry/

But the growing likelihood of civil conflict arising from the 2024 election may well be the most embarrassing omission of the once “objective media” – and quite possibly a fatal one.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Allard is a former draftee, member of the West Point faculty, Dean of the National War College and NBC News military analyst.

 

 

 

As you know, the January 6 Kangaroo Kommittee headed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompon has acknowledged it “failed to preserve” (translation:  destroyed) massive amounts of evidence from their so-called investigation.  Victoria Taft at PJ MEDIA says this evidence has “gone the way of certain Secret Service call records, the Capitol Hill pipe bomber’s identity, the ID of the White House cocaine addict, and Hillary Clinton’s bleach bit emails.”

If these documents are unattainable, that means they’re useless for Trump’s defense.  (Can you say “obstruction of justice”?)  This fact was not lost on Trump, who has called for his J6 indictment to be immediately withdrawn.  Of course, it won’t be.

TWO TERABYTES of information are gone.  Without getting too technical, that is one titanic boatload of information.  And it has sunk like the Titanic.

It’s so unretrievable, it may as well be somewhere in President Biden’s cerebral cortex.

The committee says it wasn’t required to keep it, but that is one more lie.  And why WOULDN’T they keep it, if it supported their claims?  Judging by the way they’ve sicced the legal system on Trump over the documents issue, we think they should be held to a much higher standard themselves.  Victoria Taft concludes, “Because so many of these types of incidents have taken place...the Democrats no longer get the benefit of the doubt.  They have earned suspicion, antipathy, and hisses from the American people.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/13/unthinkable-j6-committee-accused-of-destroying-key-intelligence-documents-about-capitol-riot-n1718831

Meanwhile, EPOCH TV has examined tens of thousands of hours of security video from the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is gradually filling in gaps in our knowledge.  To their everlasting credit, this is actual investigative reporting.  Watching the thin line of Capitol police trying to control this crowd, which was already growing and gaining steam while Trump was speaking some distance away, should make anyone wonder, “WHY WEREN’T THE NATIONAL GUARD THERE??”  That’s what former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has been wondering for going-on three years.

We’ll have analysis later in the week, including new mysteries about people in the crowd behaving strangely.  Who was the woman in the pink beret?

https://www.theepochtimes.com/epochtv/the-capitol-hill-tapes-5452868

 


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Maui Fires

The known death toll from the devastating fires on Maui reached 93 over the weekend, and hundreds of people are still missing. It’s become the deadliest wildfire in the US in the past century. The burn is now about 85% controlled, but the damage is severe. I urge you to continue to pray for the victims, and if you can help, to please make a donation to Samaritan’s Purse, which is coordinating with local churches to get aid to victims ASAP.

http://www.samaritanspurse.org

President Biden is getting backlash for his seemingly uncaring “No comment” when asked about the fire while vacationing on the beach.

https://twitchy.com/samj/2023/08/14/john-hayward-bidens-comments-on-hawaii-death-toll-n2386264

The fires are still burning, but the finger-pointing and blame have already begun. A local couple is suing four power companies for leaving electric lines energized during a high fire risk warning, blaming them for sparking the fires.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hawaiian-couple-sues-power-companies-lahaina-destruction-historic-maui-wildfires

And of course, the “let no crisis go to waste” crowd is blaming the fires on “climate change.” But Clay Trauernicht, a professor and environmental management expert at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is throwing cold water on that claim. He’s been warning for years that the decline of agriculture has led to over a million acres of land on the islands being covered with unmanaged, nonnative grasslands that turn into a big buildup of highly flammable fire fuel during dry spells.

In short, the destruction isn’t caused by human intervention via man-made “climate change,” but by the lack of human intervention via intelligent land management.

https://www.westernjournal.com/expert-tells-climate-alarmists-pump-brakes-maui-fire-narrative-published-warning-years-ago-predicting/


The next round of partisan indictments

I don’t like to comment on stories until they actually happen, because you never know if leaks and predictions are going to pan out. But just in case, and to help you brace for it, here’s a story about the next round of ridiculous partisan indictments against Donald Trump and his associates from Fulton County, Georgia, prosecutor and rabid Trump hater, Fani Willis.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/fulton-county-prosecutors-have-messages-connecting-trumps-legal/

Willis didn’t have jurisdiction to bring charges over actions taken in Coffee County, so she’s reportedly planning to twist and abuse the RICO Act, aimed at putting away mob bosses, to turn Trump's making a phone call and Republicans examining voting machines into federal racketeering charges. It’s a good thing Atlanta has no real crime to deal with, which has freed up over a year of her time to waste the taxpayers’ money on this snipe hunt.

Out of curiosity, when will we see all the RICO Act indictments against every Democrat who ever made a phone call telling someone to “find more votes” in a close election? I’d be willing to bet that would apply in literally every close election of the past 50 years.

Flashback: A reminder from last February, this is the foreperson of the Fulton County grand jury.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/02/23/bat-guano-crazy-georgia-grand-jury-foreman-is-apparently-also-a-witch-n1673061


A clear-eyed view of Dr. Fauci

Just in case anyone still has a shrine to Dr. Fauci with one of his bobblehead dolls in it, maybe this will open their eyes:

The watchdog group OpenTheBooks just released about 1500 unredacted pandemic era records showing that the leaders of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, including Dr. Fauci (already the highest-paid “public servant” in DC), made over $325 million in profits off of COVID-19. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and former NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci “got 58 royalty payments for allowing companies to use their COVID-19 vaccines, which in return (were) developed with funding from U.S. taxpayers by private pharmaceutical firms.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/13/records-reveal-fauci-made-over-300-million-from-the-covid-pandemic-n2626948

OpenTheBooks had to use the Freedom of Information Act to force the government to divulge this. Also, Dr. Fauci promised to donate his royalties to charity. According to this source, there is no evidence that he did.


Pro-LGBTQ propaganda

The Mars candy company is facing calls from conservatives for a Bud Light-style boycott over their new packaging that takes the Skittles’ slogan “Taste the Rainbow” way too far. The new bags for Skittles depict cartoon children playing on a skateboard ramp covered with graffiti that reads “Joy is Resistance” and “Black Trans Lives Matter.” This is part of their “limited edition 2023 Pride packs” designed by LGBTQ artists, with $1 of every sale going to GLAAD to “support and increase visibility for the LGBTQ+ community.” Really, is that the LGBTQ+ community’s big problem: they’re not visible enough?

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/skittles-packaging-calling-boycott-budweiser-treatment

A lot of parents think that it’s even less healthy to let small kids swallow leftist political and gender propaganda than to let them eat Skittles. Some critics also pointed out that to access the company’s website, you can have verify that you’re over 13, due to the fact that young children are too immature and susceptible to advertising so they must be protected from undue influence. You can sell them pro-LGBTQ propaganda, but not candy.


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A Blue city competition to be the worst

Sadly, there are a number of blue cities plagued by crime, homelessness, filth, poverty, drugs and other symptoms of generations of Democrat rule, and voters have yet to connect the dots between (1.) “Horrendous living conditions” and (2.) “How we vote.” But in the competition to illustrate just how bad letting the left run things can get, San Francisco is finding some creative new ways to pull ahead of Chicago and Portland.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/13/announcement-concerning-pelosi-federal-building-in-san-francisco-explains-big-problem-with-dems-n792144

Nick Arama at Redstate.com reminds us of San Francisco’s many problems that have caused residents and stores to flee, adds two new ones. First, it’s now more lucrative to be a drug dealer than a senior software engineer at Google. The base pay for the Google position is $211,000 a year, while successful drug pushers in the open-air drug trade in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods are making $350,000+.

In fact, President Biden could cite that as fulfilling a campaign promise. Many of the dealers are Honduran illegal migrants who send so much money back home that it’s fueling a housing boom in parts of Honduras. Biden said he wanted to combat illegal immigration by improving infrastructure in Central America, and his policies are doing just that. Of course, it’s at the expense of the lives of the Americans who are being killed by fentanyl and other deadly drugs, but hey, you’ve gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet.

As if that didn’t provide a big enough flashing neon sign to “STOP ELECTING THESE LEFTIST DISASTERS,” Arama offers this:

Due to all the open drug dealing and violent crime in downtown San Francisco, Health and Human Services is urging federal employees to work from home and not dare to venture into their offices in the…wait for it…Nancy Pelosi Federal Building.

Moral: If you value your life, stay away from Nancy Pelosi! Now if only voters could grasp the larger message behind that.

Related: Los Angeles made a move to challenge San Francisco for the title of Worst-Run Blue City with this story. Shoplifting is so out of control that on Saturday, a gang of between 30 and 50 thieves in hoods ransacked a Nordstrom’s in broad daylight and stripped it of up to $100,000 in merchandise. Alas for them, it’s become almost impossible to make crime in L.A. even worse. The Nordstrom’s flash mob couldn’t top the $300,000 worth of merchandise stolen just last week from the Yves St. Laurent store.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-nordstrom-ransacked-flash-mob-smash-grab-goods-taken

More competition for San Francisco: Seattle just became the new leader for the title of “Blue city the largest percentage of residents want to flee.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-tops-us-cities-where-residents-are-considering-moving-over-safety-worries-survey-finds

Finally, here’s an article on the frightening wider implications of the spreading plague of crime and how the Democrats’ refusal to deal with it is creating a widespread social rot that’s destroying public safety and the ability to do business (retail theft losses will top $100 billion this year alone, a cost all the rest of us will pay), and is creating entire populations who refuse to be governed. This will inevitably result either in lawless anarchy or extreme counter-measures, neither of which will be peaceful or pretty.

https://discernreport.com/some-parts-of-america-are-already-on-the-verge-of-being-ungovernable-as-rampant-lawlessness-spreads-like-wildfire/

If only someone had foreseen that doing away with the police, emptying the jails and legalizing crime wouldn’t have a positive outcome!


LINE OF THE DAY:

“So, yes, I would love to see a special counsel, but not David Weiss.  I mean, what are we gonna see next?  Hunter Biden’s a lawyer, are they gonna appoint him special counsel to investigate himself?”

--- Texas Rep. Pat Fallon, House Oversight and Accountability Committee


California stupidity

California’s politicians have a plan for dealing with the huge power shortages their previous plans have caused:

1. Force everyone to buy electric cars.

2. When there’s the threat of a blackout (probably because of everyone having to charge their electric cars), drain the power out of everyone’s electric car batteries and back into the grid.

It’s like a perpetual motion machine of stupidity!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/11/nolte-california-moves-confiscate-power-electric-car-battery/


Garland’s appointment of Weiss is last straw for legal analysts

The ‘Justice’ Department, at least for now, is behaving with impunity, like the sham court system of a police state.  Attorney General Merrick Garland and second-in-command Lisa Monaco must not care how obvious this is.  We’re just supposed to accept it.

It doesn’t even matter to Garland that with the simultaneous cases involving Presidents Trump and Biden --- especially the “classified documents” cases --- we have an A/B comparison that shows the dramatic inconsistencies in how the two are treated.  The two-tier ‘justice’ system could not be more clear.

We all know the mainstream media would be screaming bloody murder if the “Biden Inc.” stories being told now were about the Trump family.  Yet Hunter’s attorneys have actually praised Joe Biden’s emerging involvement in Hunter’s business as “the acts of a loving father.”  (This after Dad repeatedly lied about having any contact with his son about business at all.)  And the media repeat this with a straight face.  They must practice this every day in the mirror until they can do it.

Legal professor Jonathan Turley originally praised the selection of Merrick Garland as attorney general (I can’t imagine why --- what a bullet we dodged as a country when he didn’t make SCOTUS!), but he now says he has come to see Garland as a failure.  Garland’s decision to appoint David Weiss as special counsel to investigate the Biden finances “captures,” he said, “why I have lost faith in his leadership --- and why his department is at one of the lowest levels of public trust.”

But Garland had to think he could get away with appointing Weiss, even though Weiss headed an investigation that has been repeatedly trashed by IRS whistleblowers as essentially “fixed.”  Those agents say they were prevented from even asking about Joe Biden and that the Bidens were tipped off to planned searches.  And as his so-called investigation stretched ever longer, Weiss could have extended the statute of limitations on various financial crimes during a couple of key years but made the decision not to.

If we knew for sure Garland was deliberately TRYING to help the Bidens, what would he be doing differently?

Garland also worked with Biden’s attorneys on the “sweetheart” deal that even would have given Hunter immunity for yet-indicted crimes, such as failure to register as a foreign agent under the FARA law.  That would’ve sailed right on through if Judge Maryellen Norieka hadn’t read the tiny print.

“Garland’s failure of leadership has undermined key cases,” Turley says.  A Harvard-Harris poll conducted this summer showed that 55 percent said they view the Trump indictment as “politically motivated” and 56 percent believe that it constitutes election interference.  This is good news; it tells us that over half of Americans polled finally have a CLUE.  It should be more like 90 percent at this point, but still.

Recall that when John Durham was appointed special counsel, he was serving as U.S. attorney from Connecticut.  Since special counsels are supposed to come from outside government --- that’s what makes them “special” --- Durham resigned as U.S. attorney before taking that authority.  Weiss isn’t doing that; he’s setting a new precedent, as Garland has allowed him to violate the rule by continuing to serve as U.S. attorney while being special counsel.  (As we’ve discussed, the rule has no teeth.)  Garland has gone even farther by appointing Weiss, someone who stands accused of conflicts of interest and false statements that involve this very case.

Another problem:  Garland is apparently keeping the focus on Hunter Biden.  The ‘Justice’ Department, Turley says, is still refusing to respond to questions on the possible inclusion of Joe Biden in the investigation.

Turley says Garland has “virtually ensured” that Congress will pursue an impeachment inquiry, because it’s really the only avenue open to them.  Turley sees impeachment as a sort of “constitutional Kryptonite,” as “no court could seriously question the right and duty of Congress to get to the bottom of corruption allegations against the President without delay.”  (At first, we assumed Turley’s talking about impeaching Garland, but he obviously means the President.) Weiss, as special counsel in an “ongoing investigation,” can refuse to answer questions before Congress, but they’ll have authority to demand answers from fact witnesses, including Biden family members.

We’d add one note of caution:  California Rep. Darrell Issa, a former Director of National Intelligence, said over the weekend that a full investigation needs to be done and a powerful, unassailable case made before an impeachment is held in the House (I've been making the exact same point in media appearances for the past month.) Otherwise, the Senate will just acquit in about five minutes.  The evidence has to be so massive and so incontrovertible that even the Senate HAS to agree.  But in just the past few weeks, it seems we’re just about there.  More will break this week.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/13/shoeless-joe-and-the-fixing-of-the-biden-scandal/#more-208434

Roger Kimball at AMERICAN GREATNESS has introduced a new concept that needs to catch on.  You’ve heard of contempt of court and contempt of Congress --- what about “contempt of public”?

“I think it should be added to our vocabulary if not our code of laws,” he says.  He’s making the same point we have in the last couple of days about more and more “norms” being trashed and institutions that were set up to provide checks and balances being stomped on with cleats.

“It names a grievous assault on the community,” he says. “By making a travesty of the rules and institutions that undergird our societal life, contempt of public threatens to undermine that essential if often hard-to-define societal lubricant:  trust.”

In this must-read piece, Kimball calls the appointment of Weiss as special counsel “a multifaceted act of public contempt.”  It’s entirely possible, he says, that with the boldness being used to pursue Trump, he might win the nomination, and then the election, from jail.  At least then, when he pardoned himself, most Americans would know his convictions had been politically based.

https://amgreatness.com/2023/08/13/introducing-contempt-of-public/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=act_eng&seyid=82720

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, a man capable of saying absolutely anything his party wants him to say no matter how obviously untrue, had some tough sledding this Sunday on CNN, when even Jake Tapper acknowledged that what Joe Biden had said about Hunter not making money in China was untrue.  All Raskin could do was try to shift the conversation to Trump.  Pretty hilarious.

(NOTE:  We apologize for the use of the expression “the walls are closing in” that appears in the linked-to piece.  How many times have we all heard that one?  Even though the walls finally do appear to be...well, you know...we’d prefer it if news outlets didn’t copy each other’s verbiage quite so much.)

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/13/raskin-finally-forced-to-admit-a-little-reality-about-the-biden-scandal-n792135

Speaking of people like Raskin who will say anything, Hunter attorney Abbe Lowell spoke with Kaitlin Collins on CNN and blamed the failure of the plea agreement on “every MAGA right-wing fanatic.”  He blamed Trump, too, for “trying to use Hunter Biden to explain his own conduct.”  I didn’t say it had to make sense.

https://redstate.com/mccabe/2023/08/13/hunter-biden-lawyer-abbe-lowell-blames-every-maga-right-wing-fanatic-for-plea-deal-fail-n792050


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J6 Committee destroys evidence while real investigators seek it out

As you know, the January 6 Kangaroo Kommittee headed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompon has acknowledged it “failed to preserve” (translation:  destroyed) massive amounts of evidence from their so-called investigation.  Victoria Taft at PJ MEDIA says this evidence has “gone the way of certain Secret Service call records, the Capitol Hill pipe bomber’s identity, the ID of the White House cocaine addict, and Hillary Clinton’s bleach bit emails.”

If these documents are unattainable, that means they’re useless for Trump’s defense.  (Can you say “obstruction of justice”?)  This fact was not lost on Trump, who has called for his J6 indictment to be immediately withdrawn.  Of course, it won’t be.

TWO TERABYTES of information are gone.  Without getting too technical, that is one titanic boatload of information.  And it has sunk like the Titanic.

It’s so unretrievable, it may as well be somewhere in President Biden’s cerebral cortex.

The committee says it wasn’t required to keep it, but that is one more lie.  And why WOULDN’T they keep it, if it supported their claims?  Judging by the way they’ve sicced the legal system on Trump over the documents issue, we think they should be held to a much higher standard themselves.  Victoria Taft concludes, “Because so many of these types of incidents have taken place...the Democrats no longer get the benefit of the doubt.  They have earned suspicion, antipathy, and hisses from the American people.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/08/13/unthinkable-j6-committee-accused-of-destroying-key-intelligence-documents-about-capitol-riot-n1718831

Meanwhile, EPOCH TV has examined tens of thousands of hours of security video from the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is gradually filling in gaps in our knowledge.  To their everlasting credit, this is actual investigative reporting.  Watching the thin line of Capitol police trying to control this crowd, which was already growing and gaining steam while Trump was speaking some distance away, should make anyone wonder, “WHY WEREN’T THE NATIONAL GUARD THERE??”  That’s what former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has been wondering for going-on three years.

We’ll have analysis later in the week, including new mysteries about people in the crowd behaving strangely.  Who was the woman in the pink beret?

https://www.theepochtimes.com/epochtv/the-capitol-hill-tapes-5452868


A don’t-miss episode of LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN

It’s not often we just refer you to an entire show for all the information you can glean, but Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERY & LEVIN is packed full and important to watch.  At the time of this writing, the link to the entire episode hasn’t been posted, but you can get started with the monologue, in which Levin is on fire…

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333413674112

Then there’s guest Alan Dershowitz, who says the current abuse of the legal system is “worse than McCarthyism.”  (Imagine what it means for a liberal to say that!)  He goes into detail about the problems with these various judges and courts and says, “You cannot expect the American public to accept this, the appearance of justice and the reality of justice, when you have such a distorted system.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333326355112

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Sadly, there are a number of blue cities plagued by crime, homelessness, filth, poverty, drugs and other symptoms of generations of Democrat rule, and voters have yet to connect the dots between (1.) “Horrendous living conditions” and (2.) “How we vote.” But in the competition to illustrate just how bad letting the left run things can get, San Francisco is finding some creative new ways to pull ahead of Chicago and Portland.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/13/announcement-concerning-pelosi-federal-building-in-san-francisco-explains-big-problem-with-dems-n792144

Nick Arama at Redstate.com reminds us of San Francisco’s many problems that have caused residents and stores to flee, adds two new ones. First, it’s now more lucrative to be a drug dealer than a senior software engineer at Google. The base pay for the Google position is $211,000 a year, while successful drug pushers in the open-air drug trade in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods are making $350,000+.

In fact, President Biden could cite that as fulfilling a campaign promise. Many of the dealers are Honduran illegal migrants who send so much money back home that it’s fueling a housing boom in parts of Honduras. Biden said he wanted to combat illegal immigration by improving infrastructure in Central America, and his policies are doing just that. Of course, it’s at the expense of the lives of the Americans who are being killed by fentanyl and other deadly drugs, but hey, you’ve gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet.

As if that didn’t provide a big enough flashing neon sign to “STOP ELECTING THESE LEFTIST DISASTERS,” Arama offers this:

Due to all the open drug dealing and violent crime in downtown San Francisco, Health and Human Services is urging federal employees to work from home and not dare to venture into their offices in the…wait for it…Nancy Pelosi Federal Building.

Moral: If you value your life, stay away from Nancy Pelosi! Now if only voters could grasp the larger message behind that.

Related: Los Angeles made a move to challenge San Francisco for the title of Worst-Run Blue City with this story. Shoplifting is so out of control that on Saturday, a gang of between 30 and 50 thieves in hoods ransacked a Nordstrom’s in broad daylight and stripped it of up to $100,000 in merchandise. Alas for them, it’s become almost impossible to make crime in L.A. even worse. The Nordstrom’s flash mob couldn’t top the $300,000 worth of merchandise stolen just last week from the Yves St. Laurent store.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-nordstrom-ransacked-flash-mob-smash-grab-goods-taken

More competition for San Francisco: Seattle just became the new leader for the title of “Blue city the largest percentage of residents want to flee.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-tops-us-cities-where-residents-are-considering-moving-over-safety-worries-survey-finds

Finally, here’s an article on the frightening wider implications of the spreading plague of crime and how the Democrats’ refusal to deal with it is creating a widespread social rot that’s destroying public safety and the ability to do business (retail theft losses will top $100 billion this year alone, a cost all the rest of us will pay), and is creating entire populations who refuse to be governed. This will inevitably result either in lawless anarchy or extreme counter-measures, neither of which will be peaceful or pretty.

https://discernreport.com/some-parts-of-america-are-already-on-the-verge-of-being-ungovernable-as-rampant-lawlessness-spreads-like-wildfire/

If only someone had foreseen that doing away with the police, emptying the jails and legalizing crime wouldn’t have a positive outcome!

The ‘Justice’ Department, at least for now, is behaving with impunity, like the sham court system of a police state.  Attorney General Merrick Garland and second-in-command Lisa Monaco must not care how obvious this is.  We’re just supposed to accept it.

It doesn’t even matter to Garland that with the simultaneous cases involving Presidents Trump and Biden --- especially the “classified documents” cases --- we have an A/B comparison that shows the dramatic inconsistencies in how the two are treated.  The two-tier ‘justice’ system could not be more clear.

We all know the mainstream media would be screaming bloody murder if the “Biden Inc.” stories being told now were about the Trump family.  Yet Hunter’s attorneys have actually praised Joe Biden’s emerging involvement in Hunter’s business as “the acts of a loving father.”  (This after Dad repeatedly lied about having any contact with his son about business at all.)  And the media repeat this with a straight face.  They must practice this every day in the mirror until they can do it.

Legal professor Jonathan Turley originally praised the selection of Merrick Garland as attorney general (I can’t imagine why --- what a bullet we dodged as a country when he didn’t make SCOTUS!), but he now says he has come to see Garland as a failure.  Garland’s decision to appoint David Weiss as special counsel to investigate the Biden finances “captures,” he said, “why I have lost faith in his leadership --- and why his department is at one of the lowest levels of public trust.”

But Garland had to think he could get away with appointing Weiss, even though Weiss headed an investigation that has been repeatedly trashed by IRS whistleblowers as essentially “fixed.”  Those agents say they were prevented from even asking about Joe Biden and that the Bidens were tipped off to planned searches.  And as his so-called investigation stretched ever longer, Weiss could have extended the statute of limitations on various financial crimes during a couple of key years but made the decision not to.

If we knew for sure Garland was deliberately TRYING to help the Bidens, what would he be doing differently?

Garland also worked with Biden’s attorneys on the “sweetheart” deal that even would have given Hunter immunity for yet-indicted crimes, such as failure to register as a foreign agent under the FARA law.  That would’ve sailed right on through if Judge Maryellen Norieka hadn’t read the tiny print.

“Garland’s failure of leadership has undermined key cases,” Turley says.  A Harvard-Harris poll conducted this summer showed that 55 percent said they view the Trump indictment as “politically motivated” and 56 percent believe that it constitutes election interference.  This is good news; it tells us that over half of Americans polled finally have a CLUE.  It should be more like 90 percent at this point, but still.

Recall that when John Durham was appointed special counsel, he was serving as U.S. attorney from Connecticut.  Since special counsels are supposed to come from outside government --- that’s what makes them “special” --- Durham resigned as U.S. attorney before taking that authority.  Weiss isn’t doing that; he’s setting a new precedent, as Garland has allowed him to violate the rule by continuing to serve as U.S. attorney while being special counsel.  (As we’ve discussed, the rule has no teeth.)  Garland has gone even farther by appointing Weiss, someone who stands accused of conflicts of interest and false statements that involve this very case.

Another problem:  Garland is apparently keeping the focus on Hunter Biden.  The ‘Justice’ Department, Turley says, is still refusing to respond to questions on the possible inclusion of Joe Biden in the investigation.

Turley says Garland has “virtually ensured” that Congress will pursue an impeachment inquiry, because it’s really the only avenue open to them.  Turley sees impeachment as a sort of “constitutional Kryptonite,” as “no court could seriously question the right and duty of Congress to get to the bottom of corruption allegations against the President without delay.”  (At first, we assumed Turley’s talking about impeaching Garland, but he obviously means the President.) Weiss, as special counsel in an “ongoing investigation,” can refuse to answer questions before Congress, but they’ll have authority to demand answers from fact witnesses, including Biden family members.

We’d add one note of caution:  California Rep. Darrell Issa, a former Director of National Intelligence, said over the weekend that a full investigation needs to be done and a powerful, unassailable case made before an impeachment is held in the House (I've been making the exact same point in media appearances for the past month.) Otherwise, the Senate will just acquit in about five minutes.  The evidence has to be so massive and so incontrovertible that even the Senate HAS to agree.  But in just the past few weeks, it seems we’re just about there.  More will break this week.

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/08/13/shoeless-joe-and-the-fixing-of-the-biden-scandal/#more-208434

Roger Kimball at AMERICAN GREATNESS has introduced a new concept that needs to catch on.  You’ve heard of contempt of court and contempt of Congress --- what about “contempt of public”?

“I think it should be added to our vocabulary if not our code of laws,” he says.  He’s making the same point we have in the last couple of days about more and more “norms” being trashed and institutions that were set up to provide checks and balances being stomped on with cleats.

“It names a grievous assault on the community,” he says. “By making a travesty of the rules and institutions that undergird our societal life, contempt of public threatens to undermine that essential if often hard-to-define societal lubricant:  trust.”

In this must-read piece, Kimball calls the appointment of Weiss as special counsel “a multifaceted act of public contempt.”  It’s entirely possible, he says, that with the boldness being used to pursue Trump, he might win the nomination, and then the election, from jail.  At least then, when he pardoned himself, most Americans would know his convictions had been politically based.

https://amgreatness.com/2023/08/13/introducing-contempt-of-public/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=act_eng&seyid=82720

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, a man capable of saying absolutely anything his party wants him to say no matter how obviously untrue, had some tough sledding this Sunday on CNN, when even Jake Tapper acknowledged that what Joe Biden had said about Hunter not making money in China was untrue.  All Raskin could do was try to shift the conversation to Trump.  Pretty hilarious.

(NOTE:  We apologize for the use of the expression “the walls are closing in” that appears in the linked-to piece.  How many times have we all heard that one?  Even though the walls finally do appear to be...well, you know...we’d prefer it if news outlets didn’t copy each other’s verbiage quite so much.)

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/13/raskin-finally-forced-to-admit-a-little-reality-about-the-biden-scandal-n792135

Speaking of people like Raskin who will say anything, Hunter attorney Abbe Lowell spoke with Kaitlin Collins on CNN and blamed the failure of the plea agreement on “every MAGA right-wing fanatic.”  He blamed Trump, too, for “trying to use Hunter Biden to explain his own conduct.”  I didn’t say it had to make sense.

https://redstate.com/mccabe/2023/08/13/hunter-biden-lawyer-abbe-lowell-blames-every-maga-right-wing-fanatic-for-plea-deal-fail-n792050

 


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Reader asks about rule "disqualifying" Weiss

From Nancy S. on Substack:

So if Weiss is not qualified or eligible to be special counsel, how can he be? Where are the checks and balances? It seems we hear too often that ‘this isn’t legal’ or ‘against the law’. And where do all these judges come from that can stop something from going forward? I’m so confused!!!

Staff writer Laura Ainsworth writes:

The closest I can find to precedent for this is John Durham's appointment. He was the U.S. attorney for Connecticut at the time he was named as special counsel on the origins of Crossfire Hurricane (the Russia Hoax), but he did resign that position so as not to violate the letter of this rule. In contrast, according to what Garland said Friday, Weiss will continue to serve as U.S. attorney WHILE being special counsel. (Aside from that, there's also the slight problem of him being appointed to investigate the younger Biden at the behest of someone who was appointed by the elder Biden.)

Unlike with laws that are passed by Congress, there don't seem to be any teeth to this regulation at all. One analyst said, "the AG is not subject to being disciplined for ignoring a regulation that he could set aside if he wanted to...and the regulations provide there is no right created in anyone to force compliance --- in a court or otherwise --- with this regulation in the event it is violated." So apparently Garland can violate the rule any time he wants to, and as far as we know, no one can do anything about it.

So, to answer your question, there appear to be NO "checks and balances" on this rule. My question now would be, what's the point in even having the rule, then?  It's just another "norm" to be trashed.  One more guiding principle out the window.  The left seem to have no guiding principles except those that they can use to have their way.


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Continued Prayers

Please continue to pray for the people of Hawaii, where the death toll from the wildfires on Maui has reached at least 80 with many still unaccounted for. The fires are reportedly 85% contained as of Friday night, but the devastation is widespread. If you can help financially, a donation to Samaritan’s Purse will ensure that your gift will reach the victims quickly and most efficiently. They are already partnering with local churches and emergency management to help those in need. You can learn more and donate here: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/


First ruling

The first ruling by Judge Tanya Chutkin in Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump for running for President…oops, sorry: for whatever it is he allegedly did to challenge the 2020 election… wasn’t the partisan slamdunk for Smith that many expected.

Despite her reputation as a Democrat donor and harsh partisan, Chutkin said she wouldn’t be influenced by politics in handling the case and rejected Smith’s attempt to take away Trump’s First Amendment right to talk about the case. However, she did limit what Trump could say on social media, warning that he could not reveal “sensitive” evidence like witness testimony or discuss witnesses, which could amount to witness intimidation.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/11/judge-declines-to-silence-trump-but-bars-comment-on-witness-testimony/

Whether this signals a sincere effort at impartial professionalism or just an attempt to create the appearance of it to cover for another kangaroo court proceeding against Trump remains to be seen.

Of course, a fully nonpartisan judge would probably throw all these bogus charges out entirely, considering Smith has tipped his hand about his real intentions (election interference) by asking for a trial date that coincides with the beginning of the primary campaign season.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/10/jack-smith-wants-trump-trial-start-jan-2-right-before-iowa-caucuses/


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AOC thinks she knows more about the law than Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas…

Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez – who, of course, knows more about laws governing the Supreme Court than Justice Clarence Thomas does – sent a letter to the Biden DOJ demanding an ethics investigation of Thomas. She accuses him of taking improper gifts, like dresses, jewelry and free tickets to the Met Gala…no, wait: that was her. Here’s her ode to hypocrisy based on a slanted hit piece by a leftwing media outlet, and Thomas’ response.

AOC Sends DOJ a Letter Demanding Investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – PJ Media

What is with the Democrats’ fixation on trying to destroy a powerful, accomplished and successful black man? There are nine Justices on the Supreme Court, five of them conservatives, but all their attacks are aimed at the black guy. Don’t they have a word for that?


ZERO coverage

Here’s another Biden story that I bet will get zero coverage on CNN and MSNBC.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/12/former-senator-claims-biden-got-handsy-with-his-wife-until-he-threatened-him-to-get-him-to-stop-n791575


California stupidity

California’s politicians have a plan for dealing with the huge power shortages their previous plans have caused:

1. Force everyone to buy electric cars.

2. When there’s the threat of a blackout (probably because of everyone having to charge their electric cars), drain the power out of everyone’s electric car batteries and back into the grid.

It’s like a perpetual motion machine of stupidity!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/11/nolte-california-moves-confiscate-power-electric-car-battery/


A new standard

I always say that liberals need euphemisms because if they told us straight out what they believe, any decent or intelligent person would reject it. That’s how giving permanently disfiguring chemicals and surgery to confused minors became “gender-affirming care” and “killing babies in the womb up to the moment of birth” became “reproductive rights.”

(Think I’m exaggerating? Ohio voters having rejected making it harder to amend the state constitution, the state Supreme Court just okayed putting an amendment on the ballot to remove all limits on abortion, making abortion up to the moment of birth a constitutional right and forcing taxpayers to pay for it.)

https://www.lifenews.com/2023/08/11/ohio-supreme-court-puts-abortions-up-to-birth-amendment-on-november-ballot-it-must-be-defeated/

But here’s a euphemism that may set a new standard for ridiculousness. Cromwell Hospital in London wants to be “inclusive” and not offend any delusional people by using a divisive term like “women.” So instead, their forms ask people if they are a “patient of childbearing potential.”

Of course, once a hospital prioritizes indulging delusions over medical science, there’s no end to it. So I’m sure the trans activists will complain that this term excludes men, whom we all know can now menstruate and “get pregnant, too!” More realistically, it also implies that post-menopausal women aren’t women.

Lincoln Brown at PJ Media had some fun taking this nonsense to the next level. Among his several suggested new euphemisms are referring to men as “people of jar-opening potential” and dogs as “animals of barking potential.” I’d call these hospital administrators “people of barking mad potential.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/11/weekend-parting-shot-patients-of-childbearing-potential-n1718510


Woody is sooooo scary

Hollywood liberals savagely turned on one of their own for daring to exhibit just enough independent thought to endorse a different liberal than the one the leftist orthodoxy demands they endorse. With the SAG strike dragging on, don't you miss seeing these people dispensing their political wisdom on talk shows?

https://redstate.com/beckynoble/2023/08/11/hollywood-liberals-need-a-safe-space-after-seeing-woody-harrelson-wearing-an-rfk-jr-hat-n791156


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In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the deep blue state’s “assault weapons” ban. This is likely to be overturned by the US Supreme Court, but I’m linking to this story by Ward Clark at Redstate.com because it illustrates a point I've been making for over a decade: the people who want to ban so-called “assault weapons” can’t even identify what they are.

https://redstate.com/wardclark/2023/08/11/breaking-illinois-supreme-court-upholds-semi-auto-gun-ban-n791300

The story contains a list of features that, under the law, qualify a weapon as a banned “assault weapon.” But as Clark points out, they’re purely cosmetic: “none of these features have any effect on the power or lethality of a firearm.” He even cites a weapon that’s arguably more lethal but not banned because it doesn’t meet the cosmetic criteria.

But then, why expect that the Democrats who wrote this bill would know anything about guns, considering it’s called the “Protect Our Communities Act” but all it would do is take firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens in places like Chicago so they can’t protect themselves from the criminals who have illegal weapons?


John King is shocked!

When I wrote my book “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy” about the widening disconnect between media and political elites and working Americans, I hoped it might goad the former into actually talking to the latter. Well, it finally happened, but it didn’t work out as I’d hoped.

CNN sent “reporter” John King to talk to some Iowa Republicans, and he was shocked – shocked! – to discover that they think like Iowa Republicans. For instance, they have reverence for Ronald Reagan, support Trump and think he’s being targeted by a corrupt DOJ, don’t trust the government or CNN, and don’t approve of sending endless billions and all our ammunition to Ukraine. The horrified King thinks this is the result of them being in “thrall” to Trump and being “conspiracy theorists” who “consume conservative media who don’t tell them the whole truth.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/11/watch-cnn-gets-a-shock-when-they-venture-out-of-their-bubble-and-talk-to-the-american-people-n791273

Not like CNN, which spent years flogging the phony Trump-Russian collusion hoax. And bought the lie that Hunter’s laptop was Russian disinformation. And that is still pretending not to notice the stench of corruption from the Biden influence peddling family business. Sorry, John, but nobody with a brain needs Trump to tell them what they’re seeing with their own eyes and smelling with their own noses.

King lamented, “They’re good people…They go to Church! But they believe things that would break our fact-check machine. And they don’t trust us! They think we’re part of the problem!”

News flash: You are. And breaking your “fact-check machine,” that thing that rates truth by how closely it hews to DNC talking points, would actually be a good first step to reclaiming the credibility you long ago flushed down the toilet.

Related: Instapundit reminds us of just a few reasons why Americans don’t trust CNN and are correct not to do so:

https://instapundit.com/600125/


Important Reminder

Important Reminder: While the Biden DOJ’s attempt to railroad a pro-life activist into prison for 11 years was thwarted by a jury, they’re not giving up. They have a whole slate of pro-life activists whom they’re still trying to imprison for years for exercising their First Amendment rights. Here are the details:

https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-doj-threatening-lock-peaceful-pro-life-protesters-prison-11-years/

Meanwhile, actual terrorists who have threatened and firebombed pro-life pregnancy centers are still walking around free because identifying, arresting and prosecuting them would require real law enforcement work.


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BULLETIN: AG Garland appoints Hunter special counsel, BUT it's David Weiss 

In breaking news Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced his appointment of a special counsel in the Hunter Biden case.  And who might that be?  Why, the most inappropriate choice possible:  David Weiss, the same federal prosecutor in (yes) Delaware who has been leading the so-called investigation into Hunter's tax and financial improprieties.

We've said that any special counsel tasked with investigating the Bidens should not be appointed by Biden's own AG but by a panel of judges.  Too late now.

Garland said that Weiss had come to him saying that the investigation had reached a stage at which he should continue his work as a special counsel, and that "he asked to be appointed."  Talk about deja vu --- wasn't there a story that Weiss earlier had asked to be made special counsel and was turned down?  For some reason, the timing is better now.  Better for whom?  I think we know.

Given what IRS whistleblowers have said about the investigation to this point, and the odd coordination between Weiss and Hunter's legal team on Hunter's outrageous "get out of jail free" plea deal, it would seem that both the selection of Weiss and the timing of his appointment are designed to keep the Biden investigation under wraps.  House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio said through a spokesman, "David Weiss can't be trusted and this is just a new way to whitewash the Biden family's corruption.  Weiss has already signed off on a 'sweetheart' plea deal that was so awful and unfair that a federal judge rejected it.  We will continue to pursue facts brought to light by brave whistleblowers as well as Weiss's inconsistent statements to Congress."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ag-garland-appoints-hunter-biden-investigator-david-weiss-special-counsel

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky released a statement as well:  "This move by AG Garland is part of the Justice Department's efforts to attempt a Biden family cover-up in light of [the Oversight Committee's] mounting evidence of President Biden's role in his family's schemes selling 'the brand' for millions of dollars to foreign nationals."

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith said, "I think that this should be concerning to all Americans --- this attempt to whitewash the Biden family corruption.  I mean, Mr. Weiss is the single architect over that sweetheart plea agreement/deal that the judge in Delaware threw out just a few weeks ago."  He fears this is just another attempt to stonewall Congress and block their oversight authority.

Weiss was supposed to be going before Congress himself in September or October; it had been cleared with the DOJ.  But that testimony almost certainly will be put on hold now --- perhaps even until all his work is completed!  One might imagine what Jim Jordan has to say about that, and it's probably not printable.

Legal analyst Andrew C. McCarthy said, "Under Weiss, the statute of limitations continues to run."  That would encompass behavior relating to Hunter's lucrative "work" on the Burisma board during 2014-2015.  "Every day Weiss doesn't go in to indict the case, the case is disappearing."

McCarthy also pointed out that what makes a special counsel "special" is that he or she is brought in from completely outside the government.  That's specifically the way the law is written.  "And that's because there's a conflict of interest that prevents the Biden Justice Department from investigating the President's son for conduct that implicates the President.

"So, this guy's just a vehicle for them to flush the case," McCarthy continued.  "...Under the special counsel regulations, he's NOT QUALIFIED.  He's not eligible to be a special counsel.  This whole thing is a sham."

In another announcement, the DOJ has dropped Hunter's plea deal case in Delaware --- thank you, Judge Maryellen Noreika, for not rubber-stamping it --- meaning it appears they're planning to go on to trial, probably in California because that's where Hunter was living during the years in question.  President Biden and his crew are headed out to Delaware this weekend for a little R&R and likely have deferred all questions to Hunter's legal team.


Iran deal

The Biden White House agreed to unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets in exchange for five Americans being released from prison, where they were being held on bogus charges. The money will be transferred to the central bank of Qatar, where the Qatar government will make sure it’s used only for “humanitarian purchases” (can you hear my eyes rolling from where you are?)  The move sparked outrage and accusations that the Administration is paying ransom to rogue states, which will only lead to more Americans being taken prisoner to extort us.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2023/08/10/new-biden-unfreezes-6-billion-in-iranian-assets-in-deal-to-free-five-american-hostages-n790667

Worse, all the Biden people reportedly got for that $6 billion was that the Americans were moved from prison to house arrest, still in Iran. They now have to negotiate more – and will probably give away even more – if they ever want to bring them home.

I miss having a President whom the mullahs were scared of and who actually understood the Art of the Deal.


Not a surprise:

Sen. Joe Manchin says he’s seriously thinking of quitting the Democratic Party because the national “brand” of the Party, as it's reflected in Washington, DC, “has become so bad.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/democratic-senator-seriously-considering-ditching-party-brand-become-bad/

But that doesn’t mean Manchin will become a Republican. He wants to see an Independent party rise up to represent “the middle.” Problem is, third parties usually just end up siphoning off votes from whatever party they most resemble (Libertarians from the GOP, Greens from the Democrats, etc.) and helping to elect the party that least reflects their views.

It’s also doubtful that Manchin will retain his seat in West Virginia next year whether he’s a Democrat, Republican, Independent or Mugwump. Republicans are angry at him for being hoodwinked into supporting Biden’s massive spending bill, the “Inflation Reduction Act,” and Democrats are angry with him for standing in the way of their radical plans to remake America into North Venezuela. A recent poll showed Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who’s challenging Manchin for his Senate seat, was leading him by 22 points.

Related: President Biden admitted he has a regret about the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Not that it irresponsibly spends money we don’t have on his pet projects like “climate change,” fueling the out-of-control national debt and actually making inflation worse. No, he said, I wish I hadn’t called it that. It has less to do with inflation than it does providing alternatives to economic growth.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/anthony-gonzalez/2023/08/10/bidens-regret-about-the-inflation-reduction-act-i-wish-i-hadnt-called-it-that-n1718198

For once, I agree with him. It should have been called “The Democrats’ Alternative to Economic Growth" Bill.


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She seems great…

Arizona certainly has a rare gem in Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs. Narrowly elected in a race that her office ran and that many people believe was at best flawed and at worst stolen, it’s now been revealed that in 2017, Hobbs not only used her Twitter account to smear Donald Trump and his supporters as “neo-Nazis,” but then pressured Twitter to censor people who criticized her for it.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/08/10/democrat-n2626887

It’s amazing how fascistic people who call other people “Nazis” can be these days.


An examination of Bidenomics

President Biden and his media posse can’t figure out why voters don’t like “Bidenomics” and can’t see how much it’s accomplished and how it’s improved their lives. So David Harsanyi at Townhall.com decided to examine Bidenomics to figure out what exactly it is and what the results have been.

https://townhall.com/columnists/davidharsanyi/2023/08/11/bidenomics-has-been-a-disaster-n2626881

Spoiler alert: He found that there is no coherent economic philosophy to Bidenomics. It’s just a lot of “platitudinous gibberish” that “makes absolutely zero sense” but is used to justify doing “anything and everything that's convenient for Democrats.” After tracing all the failed predictions, negative results and squandered trillions of borrowed dollars, Harsanyi concludes that “if ‘Bidenomics’ had meant doing absolutely nothing, it would have been the President's greatest political accomplishment.” All he really had to do was just let the booming economy that was shut down by COVID reopen. Unfortunately, it meant doing a lot of stuff, much of it contradictory and all of it wrong, and created “the biggest four-year inflationary spike under any President in 40 years.”

If this doesn’t explain to the media talking heads why Americans hate Bidenomics, then I suggest they go fill up the gas tank of an SUV.


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EV nightmare

In case you haven’t yet gotten the message from all the warnings I keep running about electric cars, try this firsthand testimonial. Dalbir Bala of Winnipeg wanted a responsible, environmentally-friendly vehicle, so he bought a Ford F150 Lightning EV. By the time he finished installing chargers in his house and workplace, and upgrading his home’s electric panel, he’d spent $130,000. He got into a minor fender bender, and the truck was in the shop for six months, while Ford ignored his calls and emails for help.

Then he decided to take his family on a road trip to Chicago. It ended up making Chevy Chase’s road trip in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” look like smooth sailing. His family was left “stuck, hungry, and heartbroken.” They had the EV towed to a Ford dealer, where they rented a gas-powered vehicle to complete the trip. You can read the details of their EV nightmare at this link:

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/man-forced-ditch-115k-ford-ev-truck-family-road-trip-chicago-biggest-scam-modern-times

Bala said, "The actual thing they promised is not even close. Not even 50%. And once you buy it, you're stuck with it and you have to carry huge losses to get rid of that. And nobody is there to help you." He called the misleading sales job on electric vehicles the “biggest scam of modern times." 

It’s also the biggest abuse of government power to bamboozle Americans into buying a lemon since the election of the guy who’s trying to make us all buy EVs.


More of This, Please:

After Southwest Airlines fired flight attendant Charlene Carter because of her religious beliefs and her protest of her union’s pro-abortion activism, a Texas jury awarded her $5 million in damages. The judge also ordered Southwest to inform its flight attendants that under Title VII, the airline cannot discriminate against them based on their religious beliefs.

Southwest reacted to that ruling the way Joe Biden would: by acting as if they still believed they were right and trying to get around doing what the court ordered them to do. So the judge decided that maybe they just don’t understand what religious freedom means. He’s now ordered the three Southwest lawyers that he believes are most responsible for their actions to attend a mandatory training seminar on religious freedom rights.

https://redstate.com/streiff/2023/08/10/southwest-airlines-told-to-send-three-lawyers-to-first-amendment-training-as-fafo-goes-horribly-wrong-n790873

That’s a good start. Now, let’s force all lawyers to attend that seminar.

Related: Say, you know who else might get a court order to attend a seminar on the First Amendment? How about White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre?

https://redstate.com/beccalower/2023/08/10/watch-journalist-simon-ateba-announces-filing-of-first-amendment-suit-against-wh-karine-jean-pierre-n790919


Is this what you want in America?

This is a story out of not-so-Great-anymore Britain, about an autistic girl who was arrested on “suspicion of a homophobic public order offense” and taken away crying, kicking and screaming because she said one of the police officers looked like a lesbian.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/uk-police-arrest-autistic-girl-after-she-said-officer-resembled-a-lesbian-go-away-from-my-teenager-daughter

This is what happens when you not only allow speech to be criminalized, but when you create entire “protected” classes of people for whom offending them is a criminal offense. And why would lesbians be protected, but not autistic children? I wish all the young people who think we need those kinds of speech laws here in America would watch this video and then answer this question: “Do you really think THIS kind of heartless tyranny is what we need in America?”


A Manufactured Crisis

I’ve been trying for years to battle the left’s false narrative that the “science is settled” (whether it’s about climate, COVID or whatever.) Anyone who says that, or who tries to shut down any voices challenging “scientific consensus” is unwittingly broadcasting that they know nothing about science. Science is never “settled” as long as there’s more that we can learn, and challenging consensus with alternative views and theories is the very definition of the scientific process.

Of course, today, climate science, like gender dysphoria, has been hopelessly corrupted by politics. Researchers know that if they want to get published or funded, there is only one climate finding they’d better come up with: apocalyptic doom. Now, someone from inside the climate science community is speaking up to say we skeptics were right. She told John Stossel that the “overwhelming consensus” that there’s a “climate crisis” is “manufactured.” It’s fueled by an establishment that wants that outcome and that gives scientists who support climate alarmism fame and fortune while destroying those who question it.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/09/climate-scientist-admits-the-overwhelming-consensus-is-manufactured/

How does she know? Because she published a paper claiming that climate change was causing more hurricanes, and thanks to that, she was adopted by climate activist groups, treated like a rock star and flown all over the place with politicians. That is, until some brave scientists pointed out mistakes in her research. Unlike many of her colleagues, she actually looked at their research and realized they were right and she was wrong. She thinks this as the real science process we should be following, but instead, we have “a massive government-funded climate alarmism complex.”


A viral sensation

I’ve heard music critics say they’re baffled by the recent lack of big hits in the hip-hop and pop genres and how some of the biggest songs recently have come from country artists or unknowns who’ve blown up on social media. Maybe audiences are just tired of the same slick, overproduced recycled garbage and are longing for authentic voices and songs that reflect what they are really feeling and experiencing.

That would definitely explain this latest viral sensation: Farmville, Virginia, factory worker Oliver Anthony, whose song “Rich Men North of Richmond” about the growing frustration and anger of working Americans toward the privileged elites has become a viral sensation.

https://www.westernjournal.com/virginia-factory-worker-becomes-overnight-sensation-blue-collar-anthem-rich-men-north-richmond-blows/


Much Needed Weekend Laughs

The Babylon Bee is really on fire these days, but then, they have a lot of people working overtime to provide them with material…

https://babylonbee.com/news/galactic-empire-recruits-megan-rapinoe-to-train-stormtroopers-to-shoot

https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-indicted-for-us-womens-soccer-defeat

https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-indicted-for-hawaii-wildfire

https://babylonbee.com/news/stephen-colbert-spotted-in-alley-paying-junkies-to-dress-up-as-hypodermic-needles-and-dance-for-him


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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:19

 


Pray for the people of Hawaii

Please join me in praying for the people of Hawaii and the firefighters battling deadly wildfires that are ravaging the island of Maui in what could become the worst disaster there in history. Eighty percent of Historic Lahaina township is gone, 1700 buildings have been affected, and as of last night, 53 people were confirmed dead. It’s feared that number could rise significantly.

https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2023/08/11/hawaii-wildfires-death-toll-stands-at-53-expected-to-rise-very-significantly/


Who are you going to believe about the economy?

Karine Jean-Pierre’s response to polls showing that Americans don’t like “Bidenomics” and give Biden very low marks on his handling of the economy: People are still depressed about the pandemic, but everything’s getting better all the time! Who are you gonna believe, me or your lying bank account?

https://www.foxnews.com/media/jean-pierre-confronted-polls-showing-bidenomics-isnt-popular-americans

Totally unrelated, I’m sure: In the second quarter of 2023 (April-June), Americans’ total credit card balances rose by over $45 billion (a little over 4%), topping $1 trillion for the first time ever. Meanwhile, the Fed’s measure of credit card debt that’s 30 or more days late rose to 7.2%, the highest since 2012. I guess people are buying a lot of things on credit, like groceries, to celebrate how much Bidenomics is improving their finances.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/08/credit-card-balances-jumped-in-the-second-quarter-and-are-above-1-trillion-for-the-first-time.html

Also completely unrelated to Bidenomics: Moody’s downgraded the credit ratings of 10 small to mid-sized regional banks, and listed six other banks that are under review for possible downgrades, including some of America’s largest, like Cullen/Frost and US Bancorp.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/moodys-downgrades-banks-over-risks-here-are-the-10-impacted/ar-AA1eYeXC


MUST-WATCH:  Tucker Carlson re-creates interview with former Capitol Police chief that FOX NEWS never aired

On the day he was fired from FOX NEWS, Tucker Carlson was set to air Part 1 of the hour-long interview he’d done with former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund.  The interview “made the hair on my arm stand up,” Tucker had said, according to Sund.  Nearly four months after departing the channel, Tucker hosted Sund again on Twitter (or “X”) to re-do the interview, and now it’s out.

https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/10/former-capitol-police-chief-account-steven-sund-january-6-tucker-carlson/?ref=mc.news

In the interview, Sund, a 30-year DC law enforcement veteran, relates how he pleaded with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to let him to bring in National Guard troops --- which had been authorized by President Trump but still needed the Speaker’s okay --- and she denied him.  (Sund includes Sen. Mitch McConnell in this as well, though Nancy was ultimately in charge.)  And in the days before the rally, Sund was oddly out of the loop on intelligence.  As he goes on with the story and the frustrations mount, it’s clear that this exclusion smells “off.”  “I’ve done many national security events,” he told Tucker, “and this was handled differently.”  The denials and delays came from “multiple agencies.”

He’s glad to see that people are investigating, he says, because there are still “puzzle pieces missing.”

“This didn’t have to happen.  This was screwed up from the get-go.  Numerous opportunities to prevent it from happening.”

“Someone’s gonna find out what’s really behind all this.”

Here’s the stand-alone interview on Rumble.  Please watch this through to the end and let us know in the comments what you think; we’ll follow up for the weekend.

https://rumble.com/v36eafu-former-capitol-police-chief-steven-sund-reveals-what-really-happened-on-jan.html


From Our “Blind Squirrel Finds Nut” Desk:

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a “national emergency” to counter China’s rapid advancement in technologies critical for military, intelligence, surveillance or cyber-enabled capabilities. The order restricts US investment in Chinese tech companies involved in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and advanced semiconductors. I don’t often get the opportunity to say this, but good move, Joe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-issue-us-investment-restrictions-industries-china-rcna98957

However, to be clear, he did not declare the climate to be an emergency. At least not yet, although he appears to think he did.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-incorrectly-claims-he-has-declared-a-national-emergency-on-climate/ar-AA1f1978


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Or As The Democrats Call That, “A Coincidence”:

The Biden-related bank records released by House Republicans show that on April 22, 2014, Kazakh oligarch Kenes Rakishev wired $142,300 to the bank account of Hunter Biden’s company, Rosemont Seneca. The next day, that account wired a sum to a New Jersey car dealer to pay for a Fisker sports car for Hunter. The amount: $142,300.

Smells like short order bribery.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/10/law-professor-highlights-the-obvious-about-hunter-bidens-bank-records-n2626843


Monumental overreach

Here’s some more of the outraged response to President Biden (or more likely, the radical staffers around him who load his Teleprompter) nationalizing a large expanse of Arizona by declaring it a “national monument,” which is literally a monumental overreach of federal power.

https://www.westernjournal.com/furious-republicans-lay-biden-dictator-style-land-grab-arizona/

https://www.westernjournal.com/rancher-furious-bidens-new-monument-shares-itll-hurt-ranch-shoving-throats/


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Well, shut my mouth! Whoever could have imagined this happening?

The House Judiciary Committee released a document Wednesday that appears to prove that FBI Director Christopher Wray was LYING to Congress when he claimed that only one FBI field office was investigating traditional Catholics as potential domestic terrorists.

https://www.westernjournal.com/subpoenaed-document-reveals-fbis-targeting-traditional-catholics-widespread-initially-suspected/

Wray claimed that outrageous assault on Americans’ religious faith was just an isolated incident and he was “aghast” when he found out and shut it down immediately.

But after being threatened with contempt charges, the FBI finally released a less-redacted version of the document, which shows that the FBI Richmond Field Office coordinated with multiple offices around the country to produce a memo justifying targeting traditional Catholics as terrorists. The Wall Street Journal reports that in creating it, “The agents relied on half-baked ‘open-source’ reporting from liberal outlets to justify more bureau investigation.” (This is by now a familiar story: the FBI plants fake stories, liberal media run the fake stories, the FBI cites those fake stories as justification for doing more of what it was already doing.)

The memo was titled, “Interest of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology Almost Certainly Presents New Mitigation Opportunities.” I don’t know what’s more disturbing about that title: that the FBI was trying to target traditional Catholics as potential terrorists, or that they seemed so thrilled at the idea of “new mitigation opportunities.” Haven’t they demonstrated that they already have enough methods for violating citizens’ rights and manufacturing evidence?

The Journal writes, “It’s hard not to conclude that the bureau was trying to hide the breadth of its Catholics-as-radicals investigation.” I’d say you don’t have to be a junior G-man to deduce that.

Here’s more on the story from Fox News, along with the full text of a letter to Wray from Judiciary Committee Republicans, demanding straight answers and all related documents. Good luck!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/several-fbi-offices-anti-catholic-memo-refuting-wrays-testimony-gop


Not likely

It’s still not clear whether Donald Trump will take part in the GOP primary debates. But he is refusing to sign a mandatory pledge to support whoever the party’s candidate is, so it’s not looking likely.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-willing-sign-gop-loyalty-pledge-ahead-debate


No thanks

Having a computer chip with all your ID information on it implanted in your body so you can be scanned everywhere you go, make all your financial transactions electronic and traceable, and allow all your movements to be tracked? How convenient! What possible downside could there ever be to this?

https://www.theblaze.com/news/chip-payment-whole-foods-rfid


What did you expect?

After defunding the police and releasing all the criminals repeatedly, the “progressive” Democrats who run Washington, DC, are shocked to be dealing with a huge violent crime wave. It sparked a viral rant from DC Councilman Trayon White, who called for bringing in the National Guard to protect citizens from criminals. A police union spokesman called that “ridiculous,” and said this city council had defunded and “demilitarized” the police, and now they want to deal with the resulting crime wave by filling the streets with military troops who have no training in police work or securing crime scenes.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ridiculous-dc-police-union-chair-slams-council-members-call-for-national-guard-amid-rising-crime

This was the topic of an interesting discussion last night on “Gutfeld.” Points included a reminder that Trump suggested using the National Guard, so now they’re admitting Trump was right. But comic Joe Machi made the best point, saying that both were wrong. He said that DC already has everything it needs to deal with crime – laws, jails, police, prosecutors – and just refuses to use them. And bringing in the National Guard would just get Americans used to having a lot of armed military troops in the streets. He’s right, we’re close enough to a banana republic as it is.


Well, it’s official:

In Portland, violence by Antifa against journalists is legal. They can even disrupt the trial, threaten journalists in the courtroom, and suggest they’ll dox the jury members, and they still walk away with no consequences.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/2023/08/09/andy-ngo-antifa-trial-hacker-testimony-n2626762

In an obviously related story, between 2020 and 2021, the county where Portland is located lost over $1 billion in revenue as a result of people fleeing the state.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oregon-county-lost-1-billion-in-2020-as-residents-fled-crime-homelessness-its-like-portland-died/ar-AA1eKUcT


A Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling worth paying attention to

In a ruling that could impact Hunter Biden’s gun possession case, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a federal law banning anyone "who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance," including marijuana, from owning a gun even when sober violates the Second Amendment.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fifth-circuit-deals-blow-federal-gun-statute-used-hunter-biden-case

The presiding judge wrote that there is a considerable difference between someone who is actively intoxicated and someone is an “unlawful user” of intoxicating substances, and ruled that “Just as there was no historical justification for disarming a citizen of sound mind, there is no tradition that supports disarming a sober citizen who is not currently under an impairing influence.”

So drug users can legally possess guns, as long as they're not actually on drugs at the time? I don’t see how that will help Hunter Biden’s case.


More on the “fact-checkers”

The major reason why we put the term “fact-checkers” in quotation marks is that so many of them aren’t really interested in checking facts. Their job is to defend leftist narratives and put a negative spin on anything that counters them. But there are some statements from Democrats that are so egregiously, jaw-droppingly, brain-bustingly false that not even the Democrat-friendly “fact-checkers” can let them pass without blowing their covers completely. And so it is that PolitiFact was forced to admit that, yes, it was FALSE when Kamala Harris claimed that some polls show she has “great approval ratings.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/kamala-harris-incorrect-fact-checkers-cant-even-cover-false/


Get to know Jack Smith and his practices; you won’t like whatyou see

“My rules for you, no rules for me” describes Jack Smith’s ruthless attempts to limit Trump’s defense.  Given the double standard he’s pushing to see imposed, it’s ridiculous for the media to look at what he’s doing, says Tim Graham at TOWNHALL, and “pretend the Trump indictments aren’t shredding a democratic norm, or that they are somehow nonpartisan or nonpolitical.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozellandtimgraham/2023/08/11/jack-smith-thinks-he-can-leak-evidence-but-trump-cant-n2626891

Smith’s team is like a fish rotting from the head down.  Matt Vespa at TOWNHALL has an update on the very bad thing staffer Jay Bratt is alleged by defense attorney Stanley Woodward to have done --- mentioning Woodward’s pending judgeship in the same breath as pushing him to get his client to “flip” and testify against Trump.  This isn’t the first allegation of prosecutorial misconduct to be lobbed against Smith and his team.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/08/10/former-gorsuch-law-clerk-singles-out-one-member-of-jack-smiths-staff-should-be-charged-with-misconduct-n2626885


The evidence is there:  Joe Biden should be indicted for B-R-I-B-E-R-Y

If the alleged $10 million bribe was paid for then-VP Biden to arrange for Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin to be fired, then “Joe Biden is guilty of bribery, Hunter is guilty of...selling official favors from his father.  And if that is the case, Joe Biden should be impeached, he should be removed from office, he should be prosecuted, and he should go to prison.  And he should share a cell with Hunter for corrupting the government of the United States.”

That was Sen. Ted Cruz speaking Thursday night with Sean Hannity on FOX NEWS.  “There’s never been an allegation in the history of our country like this, that a President of the United States --- or a Vice President, in Joe Biden’s case, when these allegations occurred --- sold official favors for millions of dollars.”  As you know, the House Oversight Committee has bank records showing that more than $20 million went to Joe Biden’s family, and that’s just what can be confirmed so far.

The money was paid through shell corporations, which exist on paper to launder the money that’s coming in.  “I have to tell you,” Cruz said, “I don’t know any individual in government, Republican or Democrat, who has ever done anything remotely like what is alleged here...a business of selling official favors for tens of millions of dollars.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333096645112

Gregg Jarrett appeared on the show as well, making it very clear that what the Bidens were doing is B-R-I-B-E-R-Y.  In the Criminal Code, he said, that’s defined as “using your public office for profit, to confer a benefit in exchange for money.”  Now that former Hunter business partner Devon Archer has testified, the media are trying to save the President by repeating the talking point that there was no direct payment to him personally --- as if they even knew that was true.  But it doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not, because even if his family got rich while his own bank account remained unchanged, it’s still bribery.  And we know they pocketed millions, distributed through those myriad shell corporations.

When the bribery involves a foreign entity, as this obviously does, it’s also a crime under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  And, as Jarrett pointed out, the Bidens didn’t even have to deliver on a promise they might have made to that foreign entity.  It’s THE PROMISE ITSELF that makes it bribery.  Joe Biden was “the closer” to make the deals happen, and that, Jarrett said, is “aiding and abetting,” which makes him an accessory to the crime.

It’s “a prima facia case, right now, of bribery,” according to former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.   “All the pieces and parts are here” that could lead a grand jury to indict.  The money is being paid by Burisma to Hunter Biden and is followed by the official act, Biden getting Shokin fired.

“The American Dream is alive and well” (though under threat for the rest of us), Whitaker said, when you consider that Joe Biden was in the private sector for only four years (“two of those years running for President out of his basement”) but managed to accumulate a beachfront home in Delaware and another big house (“almost a mansion.”)  “Insane” is the word he used, because “nobody can pile up that kind of money that fast.”  The only way would be that “he had this whole scheme laid out over the years that he was Vice President.”

https://www.foxnews.com/video/6333095198112

J. Peder Zane at REALCLEAR INVESTIGATIONS has an eye-opening piece about how THE NEW YORK TIMES did damage control on Devon Archer’s testimony, in an effort “that hinges on the expectation that most people will not read news stories very closely.”  Headlines and the first few paragraphs ignore facts about Joe Biden that the NYT wants kept quiet, and most people don’t read further.  Yes, we knew that, but some other tricks of the trade are revealed here, too.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2023/08/10/from_scandal_to_nothingburger

President Biden needs all the help he can get with that damage control, because he sure can’t answer questions about Archer’s testimony.  Look at how he wildly mishandled a question from FOX NEWS’ Peter Doocy on Wednesday.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/08/10/joe-bidens-response-to-devon-archer-testimony-is-more-incriminating-than-you-think-n1717915

Of course, the NYT probably wouldn’t want to interview former FBI Assistant Director of Intelligence Kevin Brock, because he says it’s time to get serious with bribery and money laundering investigations.  “With the amount of money that they’re uncovering, with the structured money laundering that’s obviously been set up, we can conclude that Joe Biden and his family were for sale,” he told investigative reporter John Solomon.  In fact, he’d be asking, “Does this conspiracy go broader than just the Biden family?”   He’d “widen the scope a little bit, and start really digging and following the money wherever it leads.”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/hold-ex-fbi-intel-boss-says-biden-probe-warrants-money-laundering-and-bribery

Oh, and if anyone tries to confront you with Democrat talking points aiming to refute the quid pro quo nature of Viktor Shokin’s firing, make sure they read Margot Cleveland’s thorough take-down…

https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/03/media-talking-points-about-the-biden-forced-firing-of-ukraines-prosecutor-are-laughable/

Finally, what will it take to get Democrats to stop making excuses and pretending that there’s nothing to see here? The Babylon Bee gives us an idea…

https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-say-itll-take-a-lot-more-than-eyewitness-testimony-bank-records-audio-video-complete-confessions-for-them-to-believe-biden-did-anything-wrong


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Over the weekend, several separate stories came in that when you put them together, reveal a stark portrait of the immense damage that the Biden Administration has done to America via nonexistent border security. Now that the damage is hitting staunch Democrats in northern blue states, maybe they’ll finally take their blinders off and think a little harder before voting for more of it, but I wouldn't count on it.

The saga begins with this story, about Biden traveling to Arizona over the weekend, where he dispensed enough bull manure to fill the Grand Canyon. There’s plenty to criticize here, like the fact that he’s abusing federal power to usurp land rights from the state and local ranchers, and empower Russia and China by limiting our ability to mine for needed minerals there. Even more galling, he claimed to be doing this to fight the “climate crisis,” yet he announced it by flying there on Air Force One and taking a huge CO2-spewing motorcade to several events, including a number of vitally important campaign fundraisers.

But we’re talking about his border policy disaster, so let it be noted that he came to Arizona, a state that’s been devastated by the massive influx of illegal immigrants, drugs and cartel members under his “watch,” and didn’t even say a word about it.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/08/08/biden-trip-to-the-grand-canyon-endangering-national-security-mixed-with-hypocrisy-confusion-n789570

Meanwhile, it’s not just border states anymore that are suffering due to Biden’s open border. The “Sanctuary City” (Liberals never imagined anyone would take them up on that!) of New York City is strained to the breaking point by streets filled with illegal migrants. Now, parents are furious at Mayor Eric Adams over plans to build a tent city for 57,000 of them, with migrant housing taking over space now used as parks and sports fields for kids.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nyc-officials-spark-anger-by-building-migrant-shelters-on-kids-soccer-fields-at-popular-park/ar-AA1eXZJm

And while Democrats have long painted Trump as a horrible racist for saying that other countries weren’t always sending their best people to the US, Americans got a frightening look at what he really meant this weekend. Fox News obtained surveillance video from the Texas border, showing three men moving through the brush wearing body armor and carrying rifles. They’re believed to be Mexican drug cartel members. Or as Democrats would call them, “Dreamers.”  

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/images-show-men-armed-with-rifles-body-armor-coming-across-southern-border/ar-AA1eXrzg

You might recall that one of the very first things Biden did upon taking office was to order a halt to all border wall construction, even in areas where it was nearly completed. In their very first instance of being concerned about such a thing, Democrats claimed the wall was a waste of taxpayers’ money – even though stopping construction cost more than finishing it. But the wall started under Trump and “Trump BAD!” so the wall had to be bad, too, right? After all, walls only provide security when they’re around the homes and neighborhoods of rich liberals.

Well, the Washington Post estimates that just so far, Biden has given $66 billion of the taxpayers’ money to Ukraine for the endless war with Russia. Breitbart.com estimates that that’s nearly enough money to build a security wall along the entire US border with Mexico -- and then add a second one.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/08/america-last-bidens-billions-for-ukraine-could-have-built-a-wall-two-times-across-u-s-mexico-border/

Finally, speaking of how border security barriers are baaaaad, but barriers around places where Democrats live are good, this might be the ultimate A-B comparison to illustrate the hypocrisy.

https://www.westernjournal.com/camera-captures-buoys-gop-gov-installed-along-border-left-freaking/

Also worth pointing out: the two migrants that Democrats are trying to claim were killed by the floating barrier Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put in the Rio Grande actually drowned while trying to cross upriver and their bodies were carried by the currents until they were caught in the barrier. Never let the truth get in the way of a good propaganda narrative.

By now you’ve no doubt heard about the “secret” controversial memo leaked to THE NEW YORK TIMES concerning a possible plan involving alternate slates of electors for the vote count in DC.  The reporting on this from the left has been gleeful.  This memo was written by Kennth Cheseboro, assumed to be one of the unnamed “co-conspirators” in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump on charges relating to January 6.  In the TIMES story and subsequent coverage --- as well as the indictment --- the term “fake electors” is used to describe these alternate electors, which as the term is generally understood are not “fake,” or unconstitutional, or even anything new, as Hawaii chose a slate of alternate electors in one very close election in case the count flipped.          

And if we understand, Cheseboro wasn’t talking about using them to “overturn” an election, either, but to buy time until the Supreme Court might look at the case.  In light of the preceding story about alleged voter registration fraud involving hundreds of thousands of applications in a swing state, it seems reasonable to at least ask the Court to take a look at some of the worst allegations.

“I recognize that what I suggest is a bold, controversial strategy,” he wrote in the memo, “and that there are many reasons why it might not end up being executed on Jan. 6.”

Since this was presented simply as one possible strategy from an adviser and nothing came of it, it’s hard for this non-lawyer to understand what might have been criminal about it.  And I have to wonder what we’d see if we could read the internal memos of, say, the Gore team when they were actively challenging the vote count in Florida.  But, of course, we didn’t get to see THOSE…

We’ll be looking at what the most brilliant legal minds have to say about this and come back with more tomorrow.  In the meantime, of course, the left will be spinning it like crazy.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/09/new-memo-lays-out-controversial-strategy-for-trump-to-overturn-election-report/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/donald-trump-indicted-secret-memo-outlined-former-presidents-strategy-to-overturn-2020-election/ar-AA1f0UBr

Polls show that once again, indictments against President Trump have been followed by a boost in his poll numbers.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-scores-major-win-following-third-indictment/

One poll in New Hampshire found that 62% of the state’s Republicans would support him even if he’s convicted, and 57% would support him even if he were sent to prison.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/anthony-gonzalez/2023/08/08/poll-shows-most-new-hampshire-voters-would-vote-for-trump-even-if-hes-convicted-n1717258

There’s also a lot of chatter recently about voters feeling “indictment fatigue.” Democrats hope this means that they are turning away from Trump because they don’t want to have to deal with all these legal issues. There may be some of that, but I believe more and more Americans are starting to wake up to the obvious partisan motivations of the prosecutors and the flimsiness of their charges and are fatigued with partisan prosecutors abusing their power to "get Trump." Studies have shown that social media posts about the indictments have been dropping with each new charge as people realize what a joke it is and are shrugging it off (not to say it doesn’t represent genuine peril for Trump, especially with the legal systems and jury pools so stacked against him.)

The Dems have been railing about what a monster and criminal Trump was from the moment he came down that escalator, and we’ve since learned what a crock most of their accusations were, with the “evidence” manufactured by his political opponents. Now, they seem to be indicting him for everything he does: Make a phone call? Indict him! Possess his own presidential papers? Indict him! Speak out about what he thinks was a rigged election? Indict him! Defend himself against being repeatedly indicted? Indict him! All while they completely ignore real criminals committing real crimes. No wonder people are fatigued with this charade.

Long before Trump came on the political scene, I was writing about how we have way too many laws, so many that every citizen breaks ten before breakfast without even knowing it. The Democrats are determined to prosecute Trump for every one of them. But the only thing that makes our society livable is that we don’t prosecute every piddling infraction of some arcane law, or worse yet, one of the millions upon millions of regulations with the force of law.

In the United States of America, there should never be such a thing as a “regulation with the force of law,” a de facto law made by a bureaucrat who was elected by nobody.

With their mindless fury against Trump and their ever-more-obvious partisan abuse of the legal system on full display, Democrats are showing Americans that we have too many laws and that the people in charge of prosecuting them have too much power and not enough impartiality or judgement. That’s something they shouldn’t be demonstrating if they want to stay in power because nobody who wants less of that kind of abuse of government power is going to vote for a Democrat.

Democrats have a completely unfounded belief that liberals in Washington who have law or poli-sci degrees and have spent their entire lives in politics and government should be in charge of deciding what new technologies are funded or suppressed. As a free market Republican, I think that the market is the best source of innovation and the government should get out of the way. But time and again, Democrats waste billions of our tax dollars, backing stupid ideas (electric cars, anyone?) and showering money on their cronies and backers, only to see these companies go belly-up when some superior technology pops ups and they can’t compete if they aren’t being propped up with heavy federal subsidies.

My favorite example has long been the solar panel company Solyndra, which got $500 million in taxpayer-backed loans under Obama and was going to revolutionize energy and create those famous “green jobs” Democrats are always going on about. After building a lavish headquarters building, Solyndra went bankrupt. But now, I might have a new contender. Remember this name: Proterra.  

https://freebeacon.com/energy/biden-said-ev-maker-proterra-was-getting-us-in-the-game-it-just-declared-bankruptcy/

Proterra is a maker of electric buses that stood to make millions from the “green energy” tax credits and grants in Biden’s money cannon laughably known as the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Biden even took a virtual tour of their facility in April 2021. He declared that they were “getting us in the game” and predicted their EVs would “end up owning the future.” Because predicting future trends in automotive technology is one of his fields of expertise.

This was good news for Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who was on Proterra’s board and owned 240,000 shares of their stock. Amid ethics complaints, she sold it weeks after Biden’s tour for a cool $1.9 million. Biden continued to praise Proterra throughout the next year. But his predictive abilities proved no better than Al Gore’s. Proterra customers, like one Michigan school district, had trouble with their school buses’ batteries and drivetrains, and they spent more time off the road than on.

Granholm was lucky she cashed out when she did, since on Monday, Proterra’s shares dropped by 60% after it was announced that they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Proterra blamed "various market and macroeconomic headwinds," although I suspect that the real problem with headwinds is that they cut the driving range of EVs in half.

Hey, here’s a crazy idea: if the market wants more energy efficient buses, how about if politicians who know nothing about automotive technology shut up and let people who do compete to come up with the best product to fill that demand? And if there is no demand, then stop flushing our tax dollars down your low-flow toilets to try to create one.

This morning, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer released a third memo detailing the Biden family’s foreign business dealings. This one includes screenshots of redacted bank records that allegedly show Hunter Biden and his associates received millions of dollars from Russian and Kazakhstani oligarchs when Joe Biden was Vice President. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-republicans-release-bank-records-hunter-biden-payments-russian-kazakh-oligarchs-total-clears-20m

Detailing behavior that I'm sure Rep. Dan Goldman will describe as "being a loving dad," the memo says, "Then-Vice President Biden met—in person, for significant periods of time—with those individuals or their representatives. Then-Vice President Biden joined approximately 20 phone calls on speakerphone with Hunter Biden’s foreign business associates and attended dinners with foreign oligarchs who paid huge sums of money to Hunter Biden. Joe Biden, ‘the brand,’ was the only product the Bidens sold.” These memos bring the total of money allegedly paid to the Bidens to $20 million.

I’m sure we’ll have more on this story tomorrow. In the meantime, I predict that before noon today, Trump will be indicted for felony jaywalking and that’s all the media will talk about.

First, Elon Musk said he would pay the legal bills of anyone who sues because they lost their job over something they posted on Twitter. Now, the people who organized the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse have formed Themis Alliance, a nonprofit to help regular people who’ve been victims of cancel culture fight back.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/08/kyle-rittenhouses-team-forms-group-to-fight-for-everyday-people-targeted-by-cancel-culture/

Board member Jillian Anderson said, “Witnessing the media’s immense power, I was personally driven to support Kyle and his shattered family, victims of relentless smears by mainstream media. This experience led me to help create Themis Alliance, providing a voice and platform for those silenced by the woke mob and cancel culture. Together, we’ll empower the voiceless to reclaim their narratives.”

Excellent! Keep hitting them in the pocketbook, it’s the most vulnerable part of their anatomy.

And now it’s time for reason #53,512 why nobody believes the New York Times anymore. Today’s reason: the Times tried to aid radical leftists who are attempting to topple the conservative majority on the Supreme Court by throwing fuel on their baseless ethics charges against Clarence Thomas, in this case by claiming he accepted an expensive Super Bowl ring as a gift from billionaire Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Cue the howls of the outrage mob and calls for Thomas to resign or be impeached!

https://www.foxnews.com/media/clarence-thomas-inner-circle-throws-flag-media-reports-pricey-super-bowl-ring-jerry-jones

But hold the phone: sources close to Thomas say that’s not a real Super Bowl ring, it’s just a cheap replica. You can buy one on eBay for 12 bucks. Thomas reportedly used it as a paperweight. Mark Paoletta, author of a book about Thomas, said, "I expect the New York Times to issue a retraction on this falsehood, and an apology to Justice Thomas." And I expect the New York Jets to win the Super Bowl before that ever happens.

I guess it’s understandable that the Times wouldn’t know the difference between a real Super Bowl ring and a fourth-rate facsimile, since they no longer even know the difference between being a real newspaper and a fourth-rate facsimile.

 

If you’ve been reading this newsletter, you already know that the now-disbanded Kangaroo Kommittee chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi failed to preserve the records of its investigation into January 6 as it was required to do.  Conveniently, it even destroyed its records of communications with the White House.  (Surprise!)  But this report from FOX NEWS has more details...

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/j6-committee-failed-to-preserve-records-has-no-data-on-capitol-hill-security-failures-gop-charges

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration (tasked with addressing the security failures), says he was told the “Blue Team,” the part of the J6 committee specifically directed to investigate the security failures at the Capitol, was essentially shut down by the committee in order to focus like a laser beam on blaming President Trump.  (Again, surprise!)

Loudermilk’s subcommittee did get a lot of material, presented in a completely haphazard fashion, but he has not seen “anything from the Blue Team as far as reports on the investigation they did looking into the actual breach itself.”  That’s apparently gone.  He also doesn’t have video of all the depositions.

Thompson is disputing the claim that they were required to keep those records.  “He’s saying they didn’t have to,” Loudermilk said.  “It was clear in law they had to, and...if there was any question, the fact that they used the videos in the hearings would dictate that it had to be preserved.

“The more we go in, the more we’re realizing that there’s things that we don’t have.  We don’t have anything about security failures at the Capitol, we don’t have the videos of the depositions.”

One thing Loudermilk did come across that he said wasn’t turned over to his subcommittee:  a letter from Thompson to White House counsel Richard Sauber and DHS discussing an “agreement” between the J6 committee and the Executive Branch to interview personnel whose names were later redacted.  Loudermilk can’t help but wonder what this was about.  “Did they not want us to know that there were documents that they had sent back to the Executive Branch?”

Of course they didn’t.  And it’s obvious that if the J6 committee was dealing with security failures, it was to cover them up, not investigate them.  As Loudermilk put it, “We’ve got enough to know there was a huge intelligence failure.  I think Chairman Thompson’s response to me is indicting of him.  It’s almost like saying, okay, yeah, we decided not to give you stuff.  And I’m reading it as, Oh, you decided not to give us the things that you didn’t want us to see.  I mean, that’s kind of the way you have to look at this.”

Not just “kind of” --- it’s the only way you can look at it.  Perhaps they don’t realize that it’s backfiring when they continue to insult our intelligence.

BREITBART makes it clear:  Last year, incoming Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy demanded that the J6 committee preserve all of its evidence, records and transcripts.  The committee apparently did not preserve the raw evidence that its attorneys spent months --- and millions of taxpayer dollars --- collecting.  You can bet that if this material had supported their goal of blaming Trump for everything that happened on January 6, they would have kept every last scrap of paper.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/09/january-6-committee-destroyed-records-videos-trump-rights-violated/

Mark Levin pointed out on Tuesday that this destruction “effectively denied former President Trump of access to evidence that might potentially help his defense in the criminal prosecutions that the committee itself had urged the Department of Justice to launch.  And it also prevented other witnesses from clearing their names.”  Can you cay “obstruction”?

Joel Pollak at BREITBART noted the irony of Trump being charged with mishandling documents when it’s the J6 Committee that actually DESTROYED documents.  As far as we know, the DOJ is not investigating Thompson or anyone on the committee for destroying those documents.  And we won’t be hearing any differently as long as the current crew is in charge, mark my words.  For now, Democrats get to destroy documents and obstruct justice to their hearts’ content, and they act accordingly.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/09/january-6-committee-destroyed-records-videos-trump-rights-violated/

Just as the J6 committee has worked to control its J6 narrative, so the WASHINGTON POST has quietly, gradually tweaked its own reporting on the Hunter Biden scandal so as not to have to issue major, earth-shattering corrections.  Their top fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, has been busy since Devon Archer’s testimony making updates to stories they reported in 2020 and 2021.  This piece from THE NEW YORK POST --- who got their reporting on the Biden story correct from the start, despite it being branded “Russian disinformation” --- is really quite hilarious, and you know they must have enjoyed playing “gotcha.”

https://nypost.com/2023/08/09/washington-post-quietly-updates-hunter-biden-story-after-devon-archer-testimony/

It was Paul Sperry at REALCLEAR INVESTIGATIONS who noticed what Kessler was doing with the Hunter story at WAPO, gradually adapting their narrative rather than admitting they were wrong.  And Kessler continued to downplay Hunter’s business associations as much as possible.

The transcript of Archer’s recent testimony, however, shows that the NY POST, not WAPO, had it right in the first place.  Miranda Devine’s reporting was confirmed.

“Most facts were always there,” Perry wrote.  “It was only when the facts were amplified by government hearings, reports and depositions, as well as other news sites and Twitter, that Kessler revised his analysis --- while still resisting calling his revisions ‘corrections.’”

“Despite the rolling disclosures reaching a critical mass,” he continued, “the [WASHINGTON] POST has not published a separate news story examining its own errors, which misinformed voters ahead of the November 2020 presidential election and continued to mislead the public deep into the Biden presidency.”

Sperry notes that the clearly partisan Kessler, who portrays himself as “a neutral arbiter of truth in journalism,” wrote the book “Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth:  The President’s Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies.”  As I said, this piece is hilarious.  Highly recommended.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/08/09/for_washington_posts_feared_pinocchio_fact-checker_forthrightness_dies_in_updates_over_biden-burisma_story_971280.html

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For the past couple of days, GATEWAY PUNDIT has been breaking a story about massive 2020 voter fraud in Michigan, allegedly involving thousands of criminally falsified voter registration forms, and federal officials keeping it on the lowdown, as the saying goes.   Here’s their Part 1...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/now-we-have-proof-tgp-exclusive-massive-2020/

“It should be noted,” they wrote, “that after documenting these crimes and investigating for weeks, the Michigan police turned over their investigation to the FBI, who promptly buried the findings.  [Editorial aside:  Well, of course they did.]  Once again, the FBI apparently took no action --- more on that in an upcoming report.”

So, here’s that report, Part 2…

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/muskegon-voter-fraud-scandal-gbi-strategies-director-gary/

Their report claims that one company that appears to be implicated in the fake registration strategy is GBI Strategies, with offices near Muskegon.  When police went there, they found “semiautomatic guns, silencers/suppressors, burner phones, a bag of pre-paid cash cards, and incomplete registrations, in an office space that was styled as an eyeglass store that had gone defunct.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/muskegon-voter-fraud-scandal-gbi-strategies-director-gary/

One very educated estimate (from a former Michigan secretary of state) put the number of ballot applications mailed out to people unqualified to vote in Michigan at over 800,000.  This would include non-citizens, underage people, and those who had moved or died.

 

Not guilty on all counts

August 9, 2023

You might remember Mark Houck, the pro-life activist whom the Biden FBI arrested in a guns-drawn raid in front of his children, then tried to railroad into federal prison for 11 years for shoving an abortion activist who was harassing his young son. Fortunately, the jury found him not guilty on all counts. Well, Houck is back in the news. He’s running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.

https://www.westernjournal.com/pro-life-father-running-congress-biden-doj-tried-lock-11-years/

Naturally, his views are pro-life, but his campaign is based on more than that. He says on his website: “I have seen first-hand what an out-of-control government can do to its citizens. I will fight to protect all people and their rights under God & our Constitution. My platform is based on common sense.”

Someone who’s experienced Biden’s weaponized “justice” system first hand and who also believes in common sense? Sounds like the left’s worst enemy! Let’s hope and pray he gets elected.

Meanwhile, regarding the Trump persecution---er, prosecution:  Special Counsel Jack Smith, bent on trying and convicting President Trump before the ‘24 election, might be confident of how his case plays in DC, but fortunately there are judges who can see through some of his tactics and are questioning them.

As FOX NEWS reported Monday, Judge Aileen Cannon of the Southern District of Florida, presiding over the so-called classified documents case brought forward by a Miami grand jury’s indictment of Trump in June, has denied the DOJ’s request for sealed filings, striking two from the record.  She voiced concern about the prosecutor’s continued use of an out-of-state grand jury (the DC grand jury, STILL) to investigate the case.

Maybe Smith can do whatever he wants in DC, but his antics might play a little differently in south Florida.  Judge Cannon’s brief addresses “the legal propriety of using an out-of-district grand jury proceeding to continue to investigate and/or to seek post-indictment hearings on matters pertinent to the instant indicted matter in this district.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/08/07/jack-smiths-classified-documents-case-against-trump-just-hit-a-roadblock-n2626716

The NEW YORK POST explains Judge Cannon’s ruling very clearly.

https://nypost.com/2023/08/07/judge-in-trump-docs-case-blasts-special-counsel-for-secret-grand-jury-filing/

The special counsel’s filing had to do with their attempt to get an attorney off the case over potential conflict of interest.  The attorney, Stanley Woodward, represents Waltine Nauta, a Trump aide listed as co-defendant, but also other individuals who might be called to testify.

We’ve talked about Woodward here.  He has alleged he was spoken to by Jay Bratt, chief of counterintelligence for the DOJ, about his pending judgeship in the context of having his client “flip” and testify against Trump.  Woodward has a sterling reputation.  Conflict of interest or not, if his allegation about Bratt is true, no wonder Smith wants him far away from the case.

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/stanley-woodward-lawyer-valet/2023/06/09/id/1122957/

Of course, the Mar-A-Lago “classified” documents case isn’t the only case Jack Smith is diligently working on to put Trump behind bars.  As you know, law professor Jonathan Turley has had plenty to say about the charges Trump faces relating to January 6, mostly concerning the violation of his First Amendment rights.

“The most jarring thing about this indictment is it basically just accuses him of disinformation,” Turley observed.  “It said [Trump] was spreading falsehoods, that [he] was undermining integrity of the election --- that is all part of the First Amendment.”

In other words, Turley is arguing that the First Amendment covers falsehoods.  It does, but I would say the case can also be made that this argument shouldn’t even have to apply, that Trump was (once again) right, or at least partially right, and that many falsehoods came from the other side.  I find the statement that “the 2020 election was the most secure in all of American history” laughable and arguably the result of determined propagandizing.  It’s akin to the line from THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, “Raymond Show is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”  If an impartial investigation can ever be done, I’m betting that history will prove me right.  Certainly, it won’t prove me wrong.

Remember this reporting from Atlanta at the time?  We still aren’t aware of all these issues being resolved.  (Look for Trump’s next indictment, out of Atlanta, to be handed down any time.)

https://rumble.com/v35h0cs-flashback-tucker-exposes-flat-out-criminal-fraud-in-the-2020-georgia-electi.html

Anyway, Turley did note that one charge absent from the J6 Trump indictment is that of “conspiracy for incitement” or “seditious conspiracy.”  He said, “Those were the claims the Democrats used in the impeachment and said the evidence was absolutely clear.  People like Adam Schiff and others were saying [Trump] is clearly guilty of those crimes.  Well, they’re not in here.”  He sees “serious legal problems with this indictment.”

And legal analyst Andrew C. McCarthy said Smith brought “a lousy case.”  Details here.

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