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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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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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Parkland Deputy’s Attorney Declares “No Legal Duty” to Protect Students

The lawyer for former Deputy Scot Peterson, who cowered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February 2018, is arguing that his client had “no legal duty” to protect the students. The lawyer for Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed during the shooting, countered saying, “It is inconceivable that anyone could advance the proposition that Scot Peterson had no duty to these people. That is an absurd proposition. … This was an abdication of responsibility when this [shooting] happened, and it is an abdication of responsibility now in this courtroom.” Peterson memorably arrived on the scene, radioed for help, and then stood outside the building for another five minutes as the shooter killed more students. This is abject cowardice, and Peterson should serve jail time.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The deputy who stood by while the February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was taking place asked a judge to rule that he had “no legal duty” to protect the students.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Scot Peterson’s attorney, Michael Piper, told Judge Englander Henning, “We want to say he had an obligation, but the law isn’t that. From a legal standpoint, there was no duty.”

Henning rejected Piper’s argument, opining that Peterson had an “obligation to act reasonably” in response to the shooting.

The suit against Peterson is a wrongful death suit brought by Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack.

Joel Perwin, Pollack’s attorney, expressed astonishment that Peterson is trying to get the suit dismissed. Perwin said, “It is inconceivable that anyone could advance the proposition that Scot Peterson had no duty to these people.

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Hillary Whistleblower Raided by FBI Claims “Secret Police State”

Dennis Nathan Cain, a former FBI contractor turned Clinton-Uranium One court-recognized whistleblower, says the FBI raid on his home despite this status reveals that the “deep state” is real. “So I blow the whistle on the FBI, get raided by the same FBI, and now they want to keep the FBI’s reasons secret? Do we now live in a secret police state? Feels a little like 1984,” Cain tweeted. Suspiciously, the raid happened just before former FBI Director James Comey, who oversaw this investigation, was slated to appear before closed-door meetings with Congress on this very topic. There’s still much more than meets the eye here, but we should assume precisely zero will be done about it in the new House of Representatives, which will be controlled by the Democrats.

Here’s more from Fox News…

A former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower who supplied documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Uranium One controversy is blasting the FBI over a mysterious raid on his home last month.

Questioning whether “we now live in a secret police state,” Dennis Nathan Cain took his frustration to Twitter on the heels of a report that the Justice Department is trying to keep the justification for the raid secret.

“So I blow the whistle on the FBI, get raided by the same FBI, and now they want to keep the FBI’s reasons secret? Do we now live in a secret police state? Feels a little like 1984,” Cain tweeted late Monday, citing The Daily Caller report.

https://twitter.com/cain_nate/status/1072314498210512896

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Clinton State Department Provided “Clearly False” Statements During Investigations

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth blasted career State Department officials with accusations of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to thwart investigations. Yes, these were plural investigations — indicating perhaps a pattern of corruption — related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Lamberth also said he was “shocked” and “dumbfounded” to learn that the FBI granted immunity to Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills.

Here’s more from Fox News…

In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth also said he was “shocked” and “dumbfounded” when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton’s server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.

“I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case,” Lamberth said during the hearing.

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Feinstein Faces Voter Fury over Kavanaugh

In Califorinia’s “jungle primary” race that is all Democratic, Senator Dianne Feinstein is facing voter backlash and criticism from the left over her “too little, too late” failure to stop the confirmation of newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Her detractors argue that she delayed release of the sexual assault allegations too long. Feinstein still leads in the polls despite her struggles with the core of her base defecting to socialist state senator Kevin de Leon. It’s an odd situation in which Republicans are actually defending Feinstein for being the lesser of two evils. “The last thing they want is de Leon in Washington. It’s a strategic vote to limit socialism.”

Here’s more from Fox News…

For many Republicans nationally, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., became public enemy No. 1 for her leading role in the Democrats’ failed bid to keep Justice Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Supporters at a recent President Trump rally even made her the new target of the familiar “lock her up” chant.

Meanwhile, her progressive challenger in California’s all-Democrat Senate race, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, faults her for doing too little to stop the confirmation.

The chorus of criticism from both sides shows how the aftermath of the Kavanaugh fight is weighing uniquely on the senior Democrat’s political race back home. While most Democrats who opposed Kavanaugh were cheered by the base, Feinstein ended up with a lose-lose scenario – condemned by the right for airing the sexual-assault allegations and by the left for not doing so sooner.

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Kavanaugh Confirmed but Left’s War Continues Unabated

Charges of illegitimacy and calls for impeachment and recusal are just some of the new battles being faced by now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of the debunked sexual assault allegations. Even high-level political players, such as former U.S. Attorney General Eric “Fast n Furious” Holder are getting involved. Holder tweeted concern about Kavanaugh’s “legitimacy” since former President Barack Obama did not get his nominee Merrick Garland confirmed. President Trump has called the ongoing hostility and dogged efforts by the left “an insult to the American public.” It’s not just an insult to the republic however. It’s an insult to decency and the intelligence of the American people. Naked partisanship and scorched-earth politics are the very reason why the best people in the country rarely want to serve in public office. That’s a crying shame.

Here’s more from Fox News…

The narrow confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend marked a major political victory for President Trump – and the beginning of a new battle for Democrats, who are now shifting their message to threaten possible impeachment against the newest high court justice and question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself.

After a grueling confirmation fight that included graphic sexual misconduct allegations which the nominee denied, Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday on 50-48 vote. His ceremonial swearing-in will be held Monday evening.

But as he joins the court, replacing retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, prominent Democrats signal the fight over his seat and the court itself will extend well beyond next month’s midterms.

“Now, they want to impeach him. … It’s an insult to the American public,” Trump said Monday, still fuming over the confirmation process and predicting Republican candidates would only benefit from the controversy in the midterms.

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The Left’s Sad New Subjective Standard of Evidence

In a showcase of galling disdain for the rule of law that would make Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton proud, the anti-Kavanaugh left is trying to overthrow the Constitution and rule of law in favor of a system where allegations count as fact and no proof positive is required. The means to an end justification is grossly evident in the treatment of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh whose innocence Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) has said doesn’t matter, just as Christine Ford’s “justice” didn’t matter. Ford’s accusations were held in the pocket of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) until politically expedient, an insult to actual victims of sexual assault regardless of whether or not Blasey Ford is among them.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

One week ago, I said that I believed Christine Blasey Ford believes what she’s saying. Her testimony wasn’t proof of her claims — and she was unable to say where or when it happened, or name any witnesses to back her up, or provide any substantiation whatsoever — but I thought she sounded like she sincerely believed it happened. After the events of this past week, I’m not even sure of that much. Her story hasn’t held up under scrutiny, and the inconsistencies are too glaring to ignore. That is, if you care about the truth. Which leaves out the Democratic Party.

Hey, remember when they all waved away the solid evidence of a prominent Democrat’s shoddy treatment of women? It was a long, long time ago, but I’ve been thinking about it in the new light of recent developments.

I wasn’t really paying attention to politics during the Clinton years, but you couldn’t escape the Lewinsky fiasco. It was everywhere. It may not have been the first time a U.S. president ever cheated on his wife under their own roof, but it was the first time it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Americans Disgusted with Democrats

According to the latest surveys, even Americans who dislike President Donald Trump are liking him – and the GOP – in the wake of the Democrats’ gross treatment of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and that’s even if they don’t like Kavanaugh. The optics in fact are so bad for the left that one Democratic strategist wrote that the Kavanaugh confirmation obstruction is “a disaster” for Democrats. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who withheld Christine Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh for TWO MONTHS, is receiving the bulk of voter wrath in the polls. Sixty-nine percent of voters polled called the process a “national disgrace.” That portends very bad things for the Democrats’ effort to retake Congress next month.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Last night Allahpundit covered some of the most recent polls which show a bit of a GOP resurgence in some key races heading into the midterms. But what’s causing this disruption in the blue wave? It didn’t take a crystal ball to guess that the Democrats’ treatment of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be a factor. Now, however, we have some new polling which attaches solid numbers to that idea.

The Daily Caller as the rundown of a new survey (from Harvard of all places) showing that many Americans still may not be wild about President Trump, and they might not even like Brett Kavanaugh, but they’re simply disgusted by the obstruction on display in the confirmation process. And there is simply no way to spin this in a positive light for the Democrats. As one Dem strategist put it, this is nothing short of “a disaster.”

A majority of voters support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court if the FBI finds no corroborating evidence to back up claims of sexual assault made against the nominee, according to a Monday poll.

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Ford’s Ex-Boyfriend Writes Bombshell Letter

Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriend sent Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) a letter this week undermining her claims during sworn testimony about never receiving or giving guidance on a polygraph. According to the letter, Ford, a trained psychologist, helped her best friend prepare for an FBI polygraph test to be administered by the government. This same ex-boyfriend, who dated Ford for six years, says he was never told of sexual assault or of any fears of flying or claustrophobia. If Ford knows how to beat a polygraph, what else is she capable of? Inquiring minds want to know.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Boom … or bust? Fox reporter John Roberts obtained a sworn statement from someone claiming to be a former boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford, offering some intriguing tidbits from their relationship but also contradicting a specific point of her testimony last Thursday. The letter claims that Ford did provide some assistance to her roommate and friend to prepare for a government-administered polygraph test. That would contradict Ford’s sworn testimony in the Senate hearing, in which she not only testified that she’d received no guidance on polygraphs but that she herself had “never” given any to others.

In case it’s tough to read in this format, here’s the most pertinent claim from the ex-boyfriend:

During some of the time we were dating, Dr. Ford lived with Monica L. McLean, who I understood to be her life-long best friend.

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