When the New York Times published its expose on “American spies” handing over a cash down payment of $100,000 for stolen NSA cyberweapons (otherwise known as “hacking tools”), along with a promise of dirt on President Trump that the spies claimed not to want, its look into the shadowy world of international espionage provided a look –- perhaps inadvertent –- into the shady and questionable nature of information given to the FBI by Christopher Steele.
At last, Nancy Pelosi has a reason to chant, “We’re Number One!” The number one place in America for “out-migration,” with the biggest negative gap between people moving in and moving out, is her congressional district, the San Francisco Bay area. One driving factor for the mass exodus is stratospheric housing costs due to all the Silicon Valley tech money.

Ah, polls. They certainly have their limitations. They can’t reliably forecast very far ahead, and they’ve been known to fail spectacularly in their predictions, especially since Donald Trump entered the political fray. But among the relatively well-respected polls, Rasumssen has some interesting results about President Trump’s popularity related to some of the events in the news.

The Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll from Friday shows that likely U.S. voters are split almost 50-50 on Trump’s performance in office. What you won’t hear from mainstream news is that since his State Of The Union Address last week, his job approval numbers have been running ahead of Obama’s for the same period in his presidency.


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It’s also interesting that half of Americans now believe senior law enforcement officials probably broke the law in an effort to keep Trump out of the Oval Office. That is stunning. And 34 percent believe that the FBI is more likely to have meddled in our election than the Russians are. Among Republicans, that number is 55 percent.

This is with the mainstream media steadfastly refusing to cover the Hillary/FBI morass for what it is: perhaps the most serious political scandal we’ve ever had in this country. We know that if a Republican administration had been using the same lowdown tactics to sabotage a Democratic candidate for President, there wouldn’t be a typeface big enough for the front page of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Because it stems from the Obama administration and Hillary’s campaign, we get crickets instead. But thanks to Judicial Watch and dedicated Congressional investigators, plus a small minority of stellar reporters and commentators, the facts are making an impact and voters are gradually catching on. Various investigations percolate under the radar for now, but with the Inspector General’s report on the FBI coming out soon, expect those poll numbers to grow.

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