According to John Dowd, a former personal attorney representing President Trump in the Russia collusion investigation, top federal law enforcement officials did not “sincerely believe” in the conspiracy theory in the first place. Rather, Dowd says, Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, and McCabe were in on a “coup” against President Trump. Dowd detailed, “They play games with
According to John Dowd, a former personal attorney representing President Trump in the Russia collusion investigation, top federal law enforcement officials did not “sincerely believe” in the conspiracy theory in the first place. Rather, Dowd says, Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, and McCabe were in on a “coup” against President Trump. Dowd detailed, “They play games with his counterintelligence business an attempted coup by Comey and his crowd. And, the evidence is all over there. I take the New York Times article as an admission of their bad behavior.” Dowd is a tad biased, of course, but his point is taken. The evidence points-and we expect Mueller’s report will back as well-to one obviously conclusion: Trump is innocent of the very collusion for which the FBI is guilty.
John Dowd On Their Being A Coup Against President Trump https://t.co/aQU5JVAAAG
— MARK H (@mhilly51) January 14, 2019
A partial transcript is as follows:
JOHN DOWD: Little did I know that it appears that they were all in it together. I mean, Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, the whole crowd and they were out to get this president, no matter what. I don’t think they sincerely believed anything about Russia.
During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News’ Jonathan Karl revealed that his sources have given him cause to believe the final report by Robert Mueller’s “investigation” is “almost certain to be anticlimactic.” Karl further opined, “If you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report…Mueller did not go anywhere with that investigation.” If Karl’s sources are reliable, none of this should come as any surprise. This so-called investigation in search of a purpose has only served to further damage the reputation of the nation’s most elite police force and enflame the cynicism of the electorate concerning the public faith and the duty of our nation’s top officials to respect the rule of law.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said his sources “interacting with” special counsel Robert Mueller’s team said Mueller’s forthcoming report was “almost certain to be anti-climactic.”
Partial transcript as follows:
KARL: What I am getting is that this is all building up to the Mueller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And there have been expectations that have been building, of course, for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic. If you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating, Mueller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments and we have seen nothing from Mueller on the central question of, was there any coordination, collusion, with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections?
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, missed Supreme Court oral arguments this week for the first time since joining the bench decades ago. The Heritage Foundation’s Elizabeth Slattery warns, however, that “we shouldn’t read too much into the fact that she’s missed three days of oral arguments” since Ginsburg just had surgery Dec. 21 and is recovering from early-stage lung cancer. The missed days of work could indicate additional recovery time in as much as they implicate future health concerns for Ginsburg who has a well-documented history with various cancers. Nevertheless, the White House, as a precaution, has quietly let top Republicans know it is prepared for any vacancy and has a list of replacement candidates at the ready. Are you ready for another Supreme Court battle?
Here’s more from Fox News…
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s absence this week from Supreme Court oral arguments – her first since joining the bench – has touched off a burst of speculation as well as low-key planning from the White House about the possibility of a departure.
At the same time, observers aren’t convinced the liberal backbone of the court is going anywhere. And as she recovers from early-stage lung cancer surgery, they suggest talk of a vacancy is premature.
“We shouldn’t read too much into the fact that she’s missed three days of oral arguments,” said Elizabeth Slattery, host of the conservative Heritage Foundation’s “Scotus 101” podcast. “She famously was back on the bench the day after her beloved husband Marty passed away so she’s obviously very committed to the job. But clearly she needs time to recuperate.”
While more than a dozen lawmakers have voluntarily declined their paychecks during the ongoing federal government shutdown, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) decided against the gesture because it “would be a distraction.” Accordingly, Connolly will be collecting his paycheck even while members of our military and civilian federal employees will not be receiving theirs, all while joining in on the violin playing by the Democrats in solidarity with government employees. The real distraction here is that the Democrats are playing coy by ignoring that our Swiss cheese border is being overrun by criminal aliens for lack of a wall.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON – One Democratic congressman told PJM he’s not joining other members of Congress in declining a paycheck during the government shutdown because it would be a “distraction” if lawmakers weren’t paid, as well.
So far, more than a dozen lawmakers have voluntarily declined their paychecks due to the ongoing shutdown. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) has reintroduced the No Budget No Pay Act and announced that he would send his payment to the U.S. Treasury until the government reopens.
“I will not accept any pay during any government shutdown. I am not delaying my pay; I am sending it back to the United States Treasury. And I am urging all my colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, to do the same. Let’s send a message to the extreme partisans on both sides: do your job or don’t get paid,” Fitzpatrick said in a recent statement.
Triggered by President Trump’s Tuesday night immigration address, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow and promptly went off the rails to defend the Left’s open borders agenda. Some of her most notable comments included these gems: “Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than everyday Americans” and that the illegal immigrant caravan posted up at our Southern border “are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.” AOC also doubled down on her previous claims that President Trump is racist. Her remarks were made, somewhat ironically, after she appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to explain that truth is an acceptable casualty in the pursuit of moral superiority.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Tuesday night, after President Trump delivered his address to the nation regarding immigration, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC with host Rachel Maddow, and proceeded to make some of the wildest statements of her neophyte career, including, “Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than everyday Americans,” that illegal immigrants on the border “are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be,” that President Trump has a “proven track record of discrimination against anybody who’s really non-white in the United States, and that Trump assumed the office of the presidency with his “racist and violent rhetoric.”
Maddow began by asking Ocasio-Cortez to comment on Trump’s remarks, prompting the first of Ocasio-Cortez’s rants, as she bloviated:
I cannot tell you the amount of dysfunction that this president is advancing. We have now over 100 new members of this freshman class.
President Trump will deliver a televised prime time address Tuesday night, making his case before the American people-and lawmakers on Capitol Hill-for why he needs $5.6 billion in border wall funding to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Pelosi and Schumer, hoping to not be upstaged, demanded that all major networks give them “equal airtime” to counter the president’s case and lob red herrings to distract from their nonsense arguments and political gamesmanship. Key lines of ad hominem argument from the Left’s grand wizards were that Mexico wasn’t paying for it (clearly, they aren’t either), and that it can’t pass the House anyway, both of which are obvious and therefore moot points, but stupidity and vapidity has never stopped liberals before.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will personally deliver the Democrat Party’s televised response to President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on his proposal to erect a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
As a partial government shutdown extends into its third week, President Trump will make the case in a prime-time address that $5.6 billion in funding for the wall is required to solve the “crisis” at the southern border and end the partial closure of various federal agencies. The address, scheduled for 9:00 p.m. EST, will be broadcast by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, and NBC.
On Monday, Pelosi and Schumer demanded all major news networks provide Democrats an opportunity to respond to the president’s speech to the nation, writing in a joint statement that they must granted “equal airtime”
President Trump, the Electoral College, the Supreme Court, voter ID, free speech, and MORE were all targeted by the new Democratic House majority in the 116th Congress under the leadership of retread Nancy Pelosi. Getting particular attention is the Electoral College, which the Left gushed about in 2016 as it helped put Barack Obama in the Oval Office but which is now seen as a barrier to taking “back” the U.S. Senate and the White House in 2020. The primary argument is that the Electoral College does not represent the direct will of the people, which is precisely the point as delineated in the Federalist Papers. As pointed out by PJ media, until 1913, this applied to state legislatures which elected U.S. senators as well. Any pretense of respect for the federalist system on which the United States government was founded and which goes hand in hand with the separation of powers is swiftly being abandoned in favor of mob rule and vote mongering.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
As Democrats took the majority in the House of Representatives last week, they wasted no time in drafting legislation to remake the U.S. Constitution, shifting the rules in their favor. One bill would abolish the Electoral College. Another would make voter registration automatic, repeal voter ID laws, drastically limit free speech in politics, and create a system where the government funds particular candidates — all in one bill!
Democrats push these bills in the name of good government, but they are attempting to fundamentally shift the playing field of American politics permanently in their favor. In 2008 and 2012, when Barack Obama won the Electoral College, liberals sang the institution’s praises — because it represents the will of the states as well as the people. Only when Republicans win by the same rules do Democrats advocate the abolition of this American institution.
Wasting no time on the heels of the new Democratic majority in the lower chamber, President Trump issued a formal veto threat for any efforts to fund the government without securing America’s borders. In the statement issued through the Office of Management and Budget, the administration said they “cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s urgent border security needs.” Translation: over my dead body.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Donald Trump’s administration issued a formal veto threat to Democrats in Congress, vowing to oppose their government funding bill without border security.
In a statement from the Office of Management and Budget, the administration wrote that they “cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s urgent border security needs.”
Trump has demanded that any bill funding the government include $5.6 billion for border security.
The White House noted that the House Democrat spending bill also undermined the president’s Mexico City policy, an executive order that Trump imposed to bar taxpayer funds from subsidizing overseas abortions.
On her first day on the job, Democrat-socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) led a “liberal revolt” sit-in outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office over an internal rules package that prevents the House from increasing the deficit by requiring additional spending offsets. “Tomorrow I will also vote No on the rules package, which is trying to slip in #PAYGO,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. The rules change was the second vote for Democrats on Thursday, and AOC’s efforts were dubbed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a threat “to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge” since the House cannot proceed with the new term until rules are set. We’re suddenly becoming a big AOC fan. Weird.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On her first day on Capitol Hill a week after winning the election, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participated in a protest sit-in staged outside the office of soon-to-be-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Now, on the first day that the Democrats officially take over the House, the radical representative is helping lead a “liberal revolt” that, as the San Francisco Chronicle puts it, “threatens to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge.”
Democratic Reps Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ro Khanna (CA) say they will vote against a sweeping internal rules change package assembled and promoted by Pelosi. The rules change is just the second vote Democrats will take Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez and Khanna’s issue: the package’s inclusion of a pay as you go (PAYGO) measure, which prevents the House from increasing the budget deficit by requiring offsets for any additional spending.
Brenna Spencer gained viral social media infamy after her graduation picture last spring that sported not only a “Women for Trump” tee but also a handgun in her waistband. Since then the 22-year-old graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has received death threats and calls for her to commit suicide in the wake of the tweet, which showed up on nearly 20 million Twitter feeds. Spencer has also been the victim of cyberstalking after her address was posted on social media. To her credit, rather than being scared into silence, Spencer is now working with a nonprofit in Tennessee dedicated to educating students on gun rights and concealed carry.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
When Brenna Spencer posted her graduation photos on Twitter back in April, she posed wearing a hot pink “Women for Trump” shirt and a black handgun tucked into her skinny jeans.
“I don’t take normal graduation photos….” tweeted Spencer, a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga who now lives in Nashville.
Spencer, now 22, told PJ Media that she posted the photo “to bring awareness of how important it is to protect yourself, especially for women.”