Archive for March 2018
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” former US Attorney General Eric Holder argued that there is an obstruction of justice case against President Trump and Tom Steyer is correct that President Trump is “derelict in his duties.” Holder stated, “I think that you technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists. And I’ve known Bob Mueller for 20-30 years, my guess is he is just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can. … But I think Steyer is absolutely right, in the sense that Trump is derelict in his duties. We were attacked. I mean, it wasn’t a physical attack. It was an electronic attack on the most vital of our systems. And he’s done absolutely nothing to prepare us for what is to come. Because they’re still coming. They’re going to come in 2018. They’re going to come in 2020. And he’s done nothing to hold the Russians accountable, in spite of the fact that, in this dysfunctional world we have — this dysfunctional Congress, passed sanctions, that he has refused to implement. And that, for me, is breathtaking, unforgivable, and ultimately, something the American people have to hold him responsible for.” Follow Ian Hanchett
While discussing President Trump and his posture towards Russia on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” former US Attorney General Eric Holder stated, “it strikes me that they’ve got something on this guy.” Holder said, “It makes you wonder. You know, and sometimes, that which is most obvious is the truth. And it strikes me that they’ve got something on this guy. Now, I don’t know what it is. But, it’s interesting, if you look at all of the reports as they go on and on and on, the dossier gets more and more confirmed. That which seemed so implausible…so many months ago is being increasingly seen as valid and factually accurate.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued the fact that “nobody goes at the 2nd Amendment” is “part of the problem” in the US and questioned whether it is the correct approach to start gun debates with “even the liberal side just bowing down to the 2nd Amendment.” Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky said, “We’re not targeting peoples’ guns. My father was — my father’s a police officer. His [fellow survivor David Hogg] father’s former FBI. We have guns in our houses. We’re not trying to tear apart the 2nd Amendment. We are just kids begging for our lives, getting murdered in our classrooms.” Maher responded, “I think that’s part of the problem in this country, is that nobody goes at the 2nd Amendment. Nothing is really going to change unless somebody talks about that. The reason why this country is different is because we treat guns as a right. Other countries treat it as a privilege. And every debate begins with even the liberal side just bowing down to the 2nd Amendment. And I don’t know if that’s the right approach.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
GOP Lawmaker: Jeff Sessions Won’t Answer Question at Meetings – Defers to Rosenstein’s Aides (VIDEO)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) joined Judge Jeanine Pirro on Hannity on Friday to discuss AWOL Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the deep state corruption.
Gaetz told Judge Jeanine that Jeff Sessions needs to get rid of his “dereliction of duty” mindset and appoint a second special counsel.
Later in the interview Rep. Gaetz told Judge Jeanine that Jeff Sessions won’t even answer questions when with House members and defers everything to Rod Rosenstein or Rosenstein’s aides.
Rep. Matt Gaetz: I did sit down with the Attorney General along with Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte and many others and I was disappointed that the Attorney General didn’t seem to be very engaged on any of these issues regarding existential threats to the Trump administration. He was deferring to a team that answers to Rod Rosenstein for goodness sakes.
Sessions needs to leave office.
Rep. Matt Gaetz Accuses AG Sessions of ‘Dereliction of Duty’ — Urges He Appoint Second Special Counsel or Resign (VIDEO)
Joining Judge Jeanine Pirro on “Hannity” Friday evening, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to get rid of his ‘dereliction of duty’ mindset and appoint second special counsel — or resign immediately.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 3, 2018
GAETZ: “If Jeff Sessions does not appoint a second special counsel, then we need a new Attorney General, Judge. You are absolutely right. Even if we learn more horrifying things from the Inspector General, we can’t actually prosecute somebody for those things because we would need somebody to be able to bring that case and the Department of Justice and FBI obviously won’t be bringing a case against themselves. So Jeff Sessions needs to get rid of this mindset that is a dereliction of duty and he needs to do what Congress has called for and appoint a second special counsel to get to the bottom of this.”
On Wednesday morning, President Trump slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for directing Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to probe Obama-era FISA abuses.
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
“Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!” tweeted Trump.
In response to Trump’s criticism, Sessions issued his own statement, affirming “As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor.”
SESSIONS responds to @realDonaldTrump's complaints about him this morning —>
"As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor." pic.twitter.com/8lUAiW2qq0
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 28, 2018
Conservative YouTube sensation Mark Dice published an exceptional video today on Google-YouTube censorship against conservatives.
PLEASE WATCH THIS AND CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE—
Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube — They are hiding conservative stories on Google — They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.
In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform. The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.
In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.
Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.
Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing News, and several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.
The Gateway Pundit does not rely on Facebook for our traffic numbers. Still, we saw a significant drop in Facebook traffic last month.
This is criminal behavior.
Meanwhile, liberal sites are doing fine.
Google also deleted several top Conservative channels this week.
Conservative YouTube channels were deleted in a Google purge this week.
Google later said they “accidentally” deleted conservative channels.
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REPORT: Inspector General Horowitz to Accuse Andrew McCabe of Improper Leaks to Media, Misleading Investigators
Outgoing Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe will be called out for leaking to the media and misleading investigators in the much-anticipated Inspector General’s report set to be released late March or April.
Inspector General Horowitz is investigating the FBI’s mishandling of Hillary Clinton’s email probe.
According to a reports by The New York Times and the Washington Post, IG Michael Horowitz will accuse outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of leaking to the media and misleading Horowitz’s investigators.
The New York Times reported:
A Justice Department review is expected to criticize the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, for authorizing the disclosure of information about a continuing investigation to journalists, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.
According to the Times, McCabe authorized a leak to the Wall Street Journal which led to an October 2016 article that revealed an internal dispute between the FBI and DOJ about how to handle Hillary Clinton’s email investigation that had just been reopened after classified emails were found on Weiner’s laptop.
The Times claims McCabe’s leak to the Wall Street Journal led to a “negative article” about Hillary Clinton, not Trump but they also admit that some agents believe McCabe put the brakes on an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
In October 2016, The Wall Street Journal revealed a dispute between F.B.I. and Justice Department officials over how to proceed in an investigation into the financial dealings of the Clinton family’s foundation. The article revealed a closed-door meeting during which senior Justice Department officials were dismissive of the evidence and declined to authorize subpoenas or grand jury activity. Some F.B.I. agents, the article said, believed that Mr. McCabe had put the brakes on the investigation.
Others rejected that notion. The Journal, citing sources including “one person close to Mr. McCabe,” revealed a tense conversation with a senior Justice Department official in which Mr. McCabe insisted that the F.B.I. had the authority to press ahead with the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
The inspector general has concluded that Mr. McCabe authorized F.B.I. officials to provide information for that article, according to the four people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the report before it is published. The public affairs office had arranged a phone call to discuss the case, the people said. Mr. McCabe, as deputy director, had the authority to engage the news media.
The Washington Post then reported McCabe will be accused of misleading Inspector General Horowitz’s investigators.
Washington Post reports:
The Justice Department inspector general is preparing a damaging report on former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, alleging he was responsible for approving an improper media disclosure, two people familiar with the matter said. One of the people said McCabe will also be accused of misleading investigators about his actions.
During that work, inspector general investigators found that McCabe had authorized the disclosure of information to the Wall Street Journal for an October 2016 story that examined feuding inside the FBI and Justice Department around the handling of a separate investigation into Clinton’s family foundation, two people familiar with the case said.
Those probing the matter say McCabe, who stepped down in January, misled them when they initially inquired about the subject, though one person familiar with the forthcoming report said McCabe disputes that he intentionally misled investigators.
The Post also reports McCabe may have leaked to the Wall Street Journal through Peter Strzok’s mistress Lisa Page.
The Journal’s story was written by Devlin Barrett, now a reporter at The Washington Post. Spokesmen for the Journal did not return an email message. Recently released text messages from an FBI agent and FBI lawyer involved in the Clinton email case show that two days before the story was published, the lawyer, Lisa Page, and the FBI’s top spokesman, Michael Kortan, were on the phone with Barrett for an extended conversation.
Andrew McCabe didn’t recuse himself from Hillary Clinton’s email investigation until one week before the 2016 presidential election despite his obvious conflicts of interest.
McCabe recently left the FBI on ‘terminal leave’ amid pressure for him to be fired for misconduct.
We are way past due for a second Special Counsel to investigate Obama’s FBI, DOJ and the FISA abuses.
The Inspector General doesn’t have prosecutorial power which is why President Trump unleashed on AG Sessions earlier this week for handing over the FISA abuse investigation to Horowitz.
In a sarcastic tweet in which he declared “hate wins,” Governor Mike Huckabee today announced his resignation from the board of directors of the Country Music Associate Foundation, less than 24 hours after assuming the post. The foundation is the arm of the CMA that is dedicated to funding music education in schools. Why, you might ask, was he forced out of his post at a charitable organization whose mission he believed in? If you guessed “blustering leftist outrage,” give yourself a pat on the back!
As an outspoken Evangelical Christian, Huckabee has drawn the ire of the LGBT community, who are so full of mouth-foaming, rage-spiraling tolerance they can’t stand to have a traditional marriage-affirming Christian serve as an unpaid member of their board for even one day.
Among the complainers are one Jason Owen, co-president of Monument Records and owner at Sandbox Entertainment. Owens, who is raising a son and also expecting twins with his husband Sam, found the appointment of Huckabee to be a “grossly offensive decision,” and chastised the CMA for “making [Huckabee] feel welcome and relevant.” He threatened to pull the support of his companies from the foundation. Outcry from Owens and others prompted Huckabee to resign so as not to cause detriment to the foundation.
Clients of Owens’ Sandbox Entertainment include Faith Hill, Little Big Town, and Kasey Musgraves. Musgraves is the perfect embodiment of modern “country” music, employing the sound and superficial trappings of traditional country music without the soul. “Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy,” she croons in one song, wearing a sparkly farm-girl dress in a campy Hee-Haw style video. Trite, but harmless enough. But check out her toe-tapping song “Follow your Arrow” which also has old-fashioned country rhythm and instrumentation, with the following lyrics:
“Make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah”
Some might mistakenly call this modernization of a traditional genre. In fact it is a bastardization, akin to updating the Mona Lisa by plastering a smiley-face sticker over the enigmatic smile. In the above example, Musgraves performs soulless, stylistically boilerplate music with social-Marxist approved lyrics clumsily painted on top. In this, there is no trace of the authentic, soulful country music that was an organic expression of the heritage and experiences of our forbears. This is an artificially animated, franken-baby form of a once living entity, the likes of which are promulgated by people like Owens in the entertainment industry.
Huckabee is descended from early American settlers, and having grown up “dirt poor” in Arkansas, has a love and real connection to authentic American music. He has now been rudely ousted from an organization that grew from that music. As for Musgraves, the Texan may very well also have deep roots in rural America. I don’t know. But hers is a generation almost entirely severed from all but the most superficial aspects of its heritage, and this is apparent when one absorbs the pablum that is now described as “country” music.
In Huckabee’s resignation letter, he expressed his “hope that the music and entertainment industry will become more tolerant and inclusive.”
I’m very sorry to say so, Governor, but the fact that you’re even making that argument shows that the battle is lost.
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) argued that US leadership “is in absolute chaos. It’s not the wheels coming off. The thing is in full stages of absolute collapse here.” Garamendi said, “[B]eyond all the personal gain that appears to be part of what is going on here, there is the issue of the most important nation in the world, whose leadership is in absolute chaos. It’s not the wheels coming off. The thing is in full stages of absolute collapse here. And that is a very real problem for this nation, and frankly, for the rest of the world.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Friday on CNN’s “The Lead,” after recapping the week, host Jake Tapper asked, “If this isn’t a tailspin, what is it?” Tapper said, “Chaos has been part of how Donald Trump has run his businesses. Chaos has been how he ran his campaign. And chaos has marked how he has run the country. But is there something worse about this week’s maelstrom?” He continued, “An ally of the president’s tells Gloria Borger this past week has been different and quote, something is very wrong. That advisers are scared. The president is spiraling, lashing out, out of control. The chaos is not just about staffing or the president’s intemperate tweets. It has had a real policy effect, with the tariffs on steel, sending shock waves on his staffers and administration who have been caught completely unawares, but around the world.” He added, “It is entirely possible, of course, some other shocking news will break this hour as we head into the dangerous waters of Friday evening. But with that risk, let us take a moment to try to unpack and understand this hot mess of a week.” After listing the past week’s news including Trump being unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions,
New York Mets outfield prospect Tim Tebow notched his first hit of the spring Friday. The Heisman winner and former NFL quarterback served as the team’s cleanup hitter as they faced Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Tebow struck out on three pitches against Scherzer in his first at-bat, but later laced a single into the outfield against Nationals prospect Erick Fedde. Tebow v. Scherzer lasted 49 seconds. 3-pitch strikeout. pic.twitter.com/sMjMy88DOe — Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) March 2, 2018 The 30-year-old is in his second year of professional baseball and widely viewed as a longshot to make the big league roster after not playing the sport in over 10 years. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Liberal Democrat Conor Lamb is running for Congress in Pennsylvania special election on March 13th.
This week Lamb released an ad distancing himself from “Crumbs” Pelosi.
Of course, if he wins he will vote lockstep with the libs.
They’re all the same.
The Republican ads have been unsparing: Conor Lamb would be just one more congressional sheep — pun intended — behind that San Francisco liberal, Nancy Pelosi.
Now Lamb, the 33-year-old former Marine trying to pull an upset in a southwest Pennsylvania special election, is fighting back. Ahead of his March 13 matchup with Republican state lawmaker Rick Saccone, Lamb is disavowing Pelosi and making clear he’ll go his own way.
“My opponent wants you to believe the biggest issue of this campaign is Nancy Pelosi,” Lamb says in his latest television spot. Looking directly into the camera, Lamb adds, “It’s all a big lie.”
Lamb has pledged not to support the 77-year-old former speaker for another term as her party’s House leader and casts Saccone as the real lackey in the race, certain to cut Social Security and Medicare.
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Rep. Gaetz Trolls Schiff With Letter Asking Him to Cosponsor His ORIGINAL Bill From 2013 Which Would Give POTUS Authority to Appoint FISA Judges
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is on a roll.
Earlier this week, Gaetz called out Adam Schiff from the House floor by filing the same bill Schiff previously introduced in 2013.
Gaetz then sent Schiff a letter asking him to cosponsor the legislation.
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On Tuesday evening, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) trolled the heck outta Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the House floor by filing the Presidential Appointment of FISA Court Judges Act, a piece of legislation Schiff previously introduced in 2013.
Rep Gaetz gave a speech from the House floor Tuesday evening with a smile on his face as he called ranking member of the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff to join him to advance bipartisan legislation giving the President power to appoint FISA judges.
How can Schiff say no? He’s the one who originally introduced this bill in 2013. Checkmate.
Adam Schiff’s bill would have given the President authority to appoint all of the FISC judges.
“In 2013, Rep. Adam Schiff wanted to give the President power to appoint FISA judges. Today, I filed that legislation & would encourage him to join me to advance bipartisan legislation. If it was good enough to give Obama these powers, it’s good enough to give Trump these powers,” Gaetz said.
“I’d encourage the gentleman from California to join me as a co-sponsor so that we can find bipartisan solutions to improve the FISA process,” Gaetz said.
On Thursday, Rep. Gaetz sent Rep. Schiff an official letter asking him to cosponsor his original bill from 2013.
Gaetz tweeted the letter with a caption, “I am calling on @RepAdamSchiff, in my letter today, to cosponsor his ORIGINAL bill from 2013, which would grant the President authority to appoint FISA Judges. If it was good enough to give President Obama these powers, it’s good enough to give President Trump these powers!”
I am calling on @RepAdamSchiff, in my letter today, to cosponsor his ORIGINAL bill from 2013, which would grant the President authority to appoint FISA Judges. If it was good enough to give President Obama these powers, it’s good enough to give President Trump these powers! pic.twitter.com/G6Bxtvr5he
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 1, 2018
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 1, 2018
Some of the reaction from conservatives…
Atta way, Matt! Give them a good ol’ taste of their own medicine! pic.twitter.com/hJihF3l6xF
— CAM (@CAM373737) March 1, 2018
Making Schiff not accept his own recommendation… Priceless!
— Joey Bag ‘a Donuts (@HeadingSouthxx) March 2, 2018
I call this well played.
— RJ (@Rhonj86) March 2, 2018