Big govt, Courts, Politics

Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, and McCabe Collusion Conspiracy Theory Skeptics?

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.

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.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

White House Prepping to Replace RBG

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.”

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Big govt, Politics

Democrats Refuse to Give up Paychecks during Shutdown

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.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

AOC Abandons Truth in Favor of Illegal Immigration

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.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi/Schumer Deliver Liberal Response to Trump

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”

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Big govt, Politics

Democrats Kick Off New Congress With Onslaught of “America Last” Legislation

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.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

AOC Leads “Liberal Revolt” Against Pelosi

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.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

NJ First Sanctuary State by Fiat?

On the heels of New Jersey’s state attorney issuing a directive prohibiting local or state police from cooperating with ICE or inquiring about immigration status while on the job, Democratic State Senator Joseph Vitale is proposing driver’s licenses for illegals. Why? Because they are already on the road illegally and Vitale’s logic is that two wrongs make a right. New Jersey Assemblyman Parker Space swiftly pushed back against the plan, calling it “an insult to every hard-working citizen who plays by the rules.” According to David Jaroslav of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, it “appears to be the first case of a state being made into a sanctuary for illegal aliens by the unilateral executive action of a non-election official.” Indeed!

Here’s more from PJ Media…

New Jersey Assemblyman Parker Space said the state’s attorney general did nothing but create a “protected class of citizen” by issuing a new directive that stops local or state cops cooperating with ICE or even asking people about their immigration status.

“It is an insult to every hard-working citizen who plays by the rules that the state will let some crimes go for illegal immigrants just to protect them from immigration officials,” said Space.

And once they are in New Jersey, protected from local, state, and federal law enforcement, Democratic state Sen. Joseph Vitale wants to make sure illegal immigrants have a driver’s license.

“We can’t ignore the reality that undocumented immigrants are on the roads now, going to work, driving their children to school and doing the routine activities that all families do,” said Vitale.

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Big govt, Politics

Trump: I Like Obama’s 10-Foot Wall Around His House

President Trump has yet again made high-profile waves on Twitter after targeting his predecessor Barack Obama for being anti-border wall. Yet, in complete hypocrisy, he lives in an 8,200-square-foot, $8 million D.C. mansion surrounded by a 10-foot wall. “President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!” Trump tweeted. Trump is rightfully trolling Obama and his ilk who at various times in the past have either endorsed a wall and/or heightened security while also benefitting from the security provided by their own walls at home and abroad.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

President Trump has been cooped up in the White House throughout the Christmas holiday, even though first lady Melania and many of his kids retreated to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to enjoy some R&R in the sun. Since it’s too cold and rainy to play golf in D.C., the president has opted for his second-favorite pastime: Trolling Twitter.

On Sunday, Trump pointed out that former President Barack Obama and his wife have built a mighty wall around their Washington, D.C., home for protection, and suggested that maybe America just needs a “slightly larger version.”

“President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Big govt, International, Politics, War on Terror

Trump Wins Again; German Company Won’t Supply Iran with Rocket Parts

In a story largely ignored by the Leftist media, the Trump administration has compelled German company Krempel to stop selling rocket parts to Iran. The move comes after U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell ratcheted up the diplomatic pressure after the company’s products were found to be used in Syria by President Bashar Assad working in cooperation with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to wage chemical warfare against civilians. Krempel had previously doubled down on the legality of its business deals with Iran. This is one more example of American superiority and influence abroad that had been missing entirely during the Obama administration.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, in another victory for the Trump Administration, the German company Krempel, whose material was utilized in Iranian rockets that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad used to gas 21 adults and children, announced it would not deliver material to the Iranian government any more.

As The Jerusalem Post notes, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has been instrumental in convincing German companies to follow Trump’s lead and separate from Iran. He stated, “Corporations realize that doing business with Iran means funding the IRGC’s terror strategy.”

Krempel spokesman Rainer Westermann said, “Since several months ago, Krempel no longer delivers goods to Iran.” Krempel makes electronic press boards used in the motors of rockets.

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