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  • Why FISA-gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

    02/08/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration's attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. In the Iran-Contra affair of 1985-87, the media and liberal activists uncovered wrongdoing by some rogue members of the Reagan government. They warned of government overreach and of using the "Deep State" to subvert the law for political purposes. We are now in the midst of a third great modern scandal. Members of...
  • CARTER PAGE: AGENT 000

    02/07/2018 4:06:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 7 Feb 2018 | Ann Coulter
    If you've been watching MSNBC and, consequently, have no idea what was in the CONTROVERSIAL! DISPUTED! AMATEURISH! memo released by the House Intelligence Committee (the "Nunes memo"), here is a brief summary: The Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee paid a Trump-hating British private eye, Christopher Steele, to produce a "dossier" on Trump, relying on Russian sources. The Department of Justice used the unverified dossier to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against Carter Page, an alleged "foreign policy adviser" to Donald Trump and the last frayed thread of the Russian collusion story. The FISA court was not...
  • With Enemies Like This, Donald Trump Doesn't Need Friends

    02/08/2018 6:18:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    So, the Washington Post says that Donald Trump wants to honor the military with a parade, which the Trump-haters inform us is the worst thing that ever was because it’s Donald Trump who wants to honor the military with a parade. The very day the Democrats decided that they should make fun of Trump’s physical disqualification for military service – Democrats were pretending to think not serving is bad that morning – the Donkeys also decided they needed to spazz out about honoring our troops.Whap! That’s the sound of the Democrats stepping on another rake.Is a parade a good idea?...
  • Steyn: How are Strzok, Page still in government service?

    02/08/2018 3:30:21 AM PST · by advance_copy · 61 replies
    Fox News via Youtube ^ | 2/7/18 | Mark Steyn
    Author and radio host Mark Steyn on the newly-released texts between anti-Trump FBI agents: These two are completely unqualified to be in the FBI and are actual bigots.
  • MSNBCs ODonnell Trashes Kelly as Worst Chief of Staff Ever; Full of Hatred Like Trump

    02/07/2018 7:41:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 7, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Reacting late Tuesday to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comments about illegal immigrants and the DACA program, MSNBC’s The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell lashed out at Kelly as “the worst White House chief of staff in history” and someone who’s undoubtedly “full of hatred” like President Trump.  Upon hearing the soundbite of Kelly knocking illegals who didn’t apply for DACA status, an enraged O’Donnell screeched that “John Kelly works for the laziest President in history who might very well be the laziest federal worker in history” while the retired Marine General “is the worst White House chief...
  • Schiff Caught on Tape Attempting to Collude with Russians!

    02/07/2018 2:30:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, were loaded again today with some really powerful, important and genuinely hilarious stuff, such as Pencil Neck being scammed by a bunch of Russian comedians falling for a routine that they claimed that they had nude photos of Trump that they had given to Putin. And Schiff tried everything he could to track it down, and weve got it all on audio. Its absolutely wonderful. This stuff has been known for 10 or 12 months. The reason its coming out now is because of his stupid little memo. Somebody on our team is really playing good offense here....
  • The Grassley Memo Bombshells

    02/07/2018 12:23:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham memo. This is a memo, its a criminal referral asking for a criminal investigation in the State Department. What was the State Department doing in all of this? Not just the FBI. The State Department where Hillary Clinton once prowled the corridors. Because in testimony before his committee, Senator Grassley has been able to confirm that Christopher Steele lied to the FBI. And thats what he wants. He wants a trial, a criminal investigation of Steele, the author of the dossier, for lying to the FBI. Theyre putting everybody in jail for that....
  • New FBI Texts Implicate Obama

    02/07/2018 11:41:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have now more evidence via the text messages from Strzok and Lisa Page that this is all about Obama. That everything here is about protecting Obama, not just Hillary, in order to protect Obama. And Im talking about the corruption that was the Obama presidency and specifically the corruption of the intelligence agencies and the FBI, well, the entire DOJ. And I think one of the primary reasons they all wanted Hillary to win was to make sure we never knew any of what we now do know. That was the primary goal of having Hillary Clinton win...
  • MSNBC Mistakes Trump Administration's Raj Shah for Obama Administration's Rajiv Shah

    02/07/2018 11:05:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    There's a thing where racists supposedly think all members of one ethnicity look alike. While it doesn't actually make someone racist to not recognize the feature variations of an ethnic group he hasn't been as exposed to, the Left likes to think it does. Which makes Leftist news network MSNBC's gaffe even more hilarious. MSNBC host Chris Hayes was talking about White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah. As usual on television news, if you're going to talk about someone, you show an image of them. However, apparently his staff didn't bother to look too deep. Either that, or they...
  • New FBI Texts May Implicate Obama in FISAGate

    02/07/2018 10:48:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    Newly revealed text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page may directly implicate President Barack Obama in the Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) surveillance scandal. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Obama's administration sought multiple FISA warrants to snoop on members of the Donald Trump campaign and may have even listened in on conversations involving Trump in Trump Tower. Interestingly, the FISA court denied an FBI request in June 2016 a remarkable act, as 99.97 percent of FISA requests are eventually granted. The warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign was approved in...
  • Dont Swalwell That. Its Covered In Schiff

    02/07/2018 8:31:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/7/18 | Roger Stone
    Aside from a brief interlude for the presidents State of the Union speech, the last two weeks have seen American political discourse consumed almost entirely by a cacophonous spectacle (but not so spectacular cacophony) of brazenly-disingenuous FISA memo spincraft, perpetrated by whirling Democrat dervishes of deception and obeisantly parroted by their corporate media propaganda amen choir.Out in front of the cameras, leading the Democrats FISA memo freakout, pimping for their rats nest of political whores and swindlers, peddling their garbage with punchably-smug phony grins, we have the static duo of congressional pygmies , the glimmer twins of the looney left...
  • Most Think Obama White House Spied On Trump Campaign, Want Special Counsel: IBD/TIPP Poll

    02/07/2018 7:52:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Spying On Trump: Americans overwhelmingly believe the Obama administration "improperly surveilled" Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and a majority say they would like to see a special prosecutor appointed to look into possible misconduct by the FBI and Department of Justice in spying on Trump, the latest IBD/TIPP poll shows.One fact emerges from the poll of 900 people conducted from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2: The public doesn't necessarily buy into the Democratic narrative that the Trump campaign "colluded" with Russia to tamper with the 2016 presidential election.The poll also suggests that many Americans think the roots of the allegations made...
  • What Amtrak Keeps Telling Us

    02/07/2018 7:02:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    The only good news for Amtrak is that none of its passengers died in the latest two crashes. Last Wednesdays, with a train full of GOP congressmen, killed a passenger in a garbage truck. Sundays, in which an Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight, killed two Amtrak employees. At least these werent inexplicable cases of an Amtrak engineer driving off a curve at three times the posted speed limit, the type of accident that killed eight in Philadelphia in 2015 and three in Seattle in December. Amtrak has problems to work through, but rail collisions are actually pretty routine...
  • Rise of the Rust-Belt Democrats

    02/07/2018 6:58:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Salena Zito
    If the buzz surrounding a possible challenger for the White House can be measured by the number of times that person is invited to another state, then there's a lot of buzz around Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. Interest goes up even higher when the states they're invited to hold early caucus and primary contests. So far, the Democratic congressman from Ohio's Mahoning Valley has been to New Hampshire three times and Iowa twice. Why? "I was invited," he answers matter-of-factly. "Look, people ask me, 'What are you doing in Iowa and New Hampshire?' I say, 'I got invited.' I don't...
  • Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals [Modern "journalism"]

    02/07/2018 6:54:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2018 | by Associated Press
    <p>President Donald Trump is continuing his habit of painting immigrants as criminals, highlighting gang connections, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football player involved in a car accident with a man living in the country illegally.</p>
  • CDC Should Put America First

    02/07/2018 6:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distant parts of the globe while neglecting life-threatening health crises under our noses. Dr. Thomas Frieden, who headed the CDC then, is joining a chorus of globalists bashing President Trump's decision to end funding for the CDC's overseas projects in dozens of countries. Frieden charges the cuts will "endanger lives in our country." Sounds scary, but the facts prove otherwise. Trump will spend the money here instead, where it's urgently needed. As Trump searches for a new CDC director, it's time to put America first...
  • Silk Road

    02/07/2018 6:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | John Stossel
    Ross Ulbricht was a quiet nerd -- an Eagle Scout who never cursed. Then he became a libertarian, and he decided, "I want to use economic theory as a means to abolish the use of coercion." By coercion, Ulbricht meant force. He viewed laws against drugs as coercion -- government force that stops people from living the way they want. So he created a website called Silk Road. Silk Road let people buy and sell contraband -- mostly drugs -- using bitcoin. The site became successful quickly. It soon carried a billion dollars in transactions. Because Silk Road didn't use...
  • Trump Keeps Winning on Immigration

    02/07/2018 6:12:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Andy Schlafly
    President Trumps approval rating jumped 10 points in January, rising to the highest level since soon after he was inaugurated. As Congressman Steve Stivers noted, No president in their second year has seen their approval rating go up except this one. Many were surprised that Trump has managed to break through the incessant opposition of a hostile media. Our explanation is that Trump lured the Democrats into a high-profile debate on the immigration issue, and the president won the debate because the public agrees with him. Democrats proved they are so committed to the principle of amnesty for illegal...
  • Let's Limit Spending

    02/07/2018 5:24:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 -- our gross domestic product -- totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is...
  • Republicans and Those 'Attacks' on the FBI

    02/07/2018 5:10:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Byron York
    The news is filled with reports that Republicans in Washington are "attacking" the FBI over the Trump-Russia investigation. The Washington Post recently compiled a collection of statements by GOP lawmakers under the heading, "Republicans launch attack after attack on the FBI." The New York Times ran a news analysis headlined, "Trump's Unparalleled War on a Pillar of Society: Law Enforcement." Those words have been echoed many, many times by various talking heads on television. But have Republicans really been attacking the FBI? The bureau is a big organization -- about 35,000 people. It does many different things. A more accurate...