The House Creates Funding but the President Manages the Spending


John R. Houk

© January 18, 2019

 

President Trump put the brakes on Speaker Pelosi’s intention to use taxpayer money to finance a Dem Party political junket to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan. This news went viral on Conservative Social Media yesterday.

 

The President’s stated reasoning was because Pelosi and Dems refuse to negotiate a political settlement to the government shutdown and funding the border security Wall.

 

Most realize the probable true reason was because Pelosi tried to silence President Trump from using the State of the Union (SOTU) Address to influence Americans about Dem Obstructionism. Pelosi – typical of a Democratic Party operative – LIED about security concerns for the SOTU due to the lack of government shutdown funding. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the Secret Service repudiated Speaker Pelosi’s security funding propaganda.

 

GOOD FOR TRUMP! If Pelosi is so concerned about government funding she and her MSM propaganda tools should not complain about President preventing a Dem Party foreign junket on government funds not available due the shutdown.

 

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Blue State Blues: Shutdowns Are Different When Republicans Fight Back

 

By Joel B. Pollak

January 18, 2019

Breitbart

 

Nancy Pelosi

 

Spare, if you will, a moment’s pity for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). They are not exactly enjoying the government shutdown as they might have hoped.

 

Pelosi had already packed her bags and boarded the Air Force bus Thursday, along with a sizable delegation of House Democratic leaders, for her overseas junket.

 

She and her comrades were, no doubt, looking forward to touring NATO’s billion-dollar-plus new headquarters in Brussels; posing for selfies on camelback by the pyramids in Egypt; grinning for photo-ops with the troops in Afghanistan.

 

Then the order came from President Donald Trump to prohibit her use of government aircraft.

 

Fly commercial, he suggested. There is a government shutdown going on, after all.

 

And, as Trump noted, 800,000 federal workers will continue to go unpaid — unless Democrats stay in town to negotiate.

 

The bus went ’round the block and back.

 

Pelosi’s shock must have been quite something to observe.

 

She is not used to being treated like this, you see. She apparently expected she could cancel (ahem, “postpone”) the State of the Union address due to the shutdown — and then disappear abroad.

 

Trump’s response — blocking Pelosi’s use of the aircraft — was gutsy. It was a “drain the swamp” moment.

 

 

But the timing was pure comedy gold. (Adam Schiff, stepping off the bus, looked like he’d seen a Russian.)

 

In a statement, Pelosi’s spokesman protested that the purpose of the trip had been “to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance,” something the president had already done earlier that day.

 

Her real goal was to conduct an alternative foreign policy — as she did after being elected Speaker in 2007, when she paid a friendly visit to Syrian butcher Bashar al-Assad.

 

Pelosi’s flack complained that President Trump himself had flown to visit the troops in Iraq early in the shutdown.

 

But Trump is the commander-in-chief, and Pelosi is not. How jarring for her to be reminded that although she might pretend the Constitution grants her equal power to the president, only Trump can turn the bus around.

 

It was just the latest setback for Pelosi in the shutdown fight.

 

She and Schumer insisted on equal television time after Trump’s Oval Office address last week — only to be mocked mercilessly for odd staging and absurd makeup.

 

Pelosi must have thought her State of the Union gambit would be a winner. And it was — with the media.

 

Politico’s lead headline Thursday morning blared: “PELOSI PLAYS HARDBALL.” The article added: “The bold move also sent the unmistakable signal that Pelosi holds all the cards in the lower chamber.” A separate article in Politico declared: “Donald Trump may have finally met his match in Nancy Pelosi.” It described her as “satin and steel.”

 

CNN’s Chris Cilizza also chimed in, praising Pelosi’s “major power move.”

 

But her decision was soon exposed as a major blunder.

 

First, Pelosi’s stated justification — security concerns — was quickly debunked by the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security. (In other words: she lied.)

 

Second, by refusing to hear the president’s speech, Pelosi effectively gave Trump license to give his speech anywhere — in the Senate, perhaps, or in a football stadium, far beyond the frowns of Pelosi’s new majority.

 

Believe it or not, Trump is winning the shutdown.

 

True, polls suggest a majority of Americans blame him — not a surprise, since he told us he would be “proud” to take responsibility. And a National Public Radio poll suggested that there are “cracks showing with his base.”

 

Moreover, though the public is somewhat inoculated against the media’s usual shutdown horror stories — they have cried wolf too many times before — there could be some real hardship ahead.

 

Yet Trump is winning — because he is fighting back.

 

That is partly a consequence of his position: the White House always has the advantage in a negotiation with Congress, especially a divided Congress.

 

But Trump is also winning because he is fighting harder — and smarter — than any Republican has before.

 

He began by picking the right battle. The one reason for which the public — or enough of the public — might forgive a government shutdown is national security. And Trump has framed the border issue as a national security problem, not a question of immigration policy.

 

That means the shutdown can never be entirely his fault: it is his duty, as commander-in-chief, to refuse to sign a budget that places Americans in danger.

 

Trump does not need to convince the polls that he is right. He knows if he begins to solve the problem, his support will return.

 

Pelosi and Schumer are somewhat new to problem-solving. They have also never seen a Republican who fights back. That is why they are losing the shutdown.

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FISA Warrant to Spy on Trump Illegal


John R. Houk

© January 17, 2019

 

Glenn Simpson (left), Christopher Steele, Bruce and Nellie Ohr

 

One doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to comprehend the FBI/DOJ pursuit to get a FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump based on the Steele Dossier hoax was known by those Obama Administration Departments to be illegal.

 

BUT since the Dem Party has had a history of breaking the law and getting away with it AND under the belief Crooked Hillary would win election to POTUS on Election Day 2016, the Dems undoubtedly felt safe in lawbreaking spying on then candidate Trump. Even with proof, the Dem machine in government (aka the Deep State) under Barack Hussein Obama felt above the law.

 

I’m not certain as yet how John Solomon uncovered proof connected to an illegal FISA warrant used against Trump, but he has. Solomon has found Bruce Ohr warned FBI/DOJ the Steele Dossier was tainted and those powers-that-be proceeded anyway to get the FISA spy warrant.

 

Last night’s Hannity interviewed John Solomon, Sara Carter and Gregg Jarrett on this illegal FISA spy warrant. The general consensus was laws were broken. If laws were broken, the Dem history of zero accountability implies no prosecutions will follow.

 

If the Trump DOJ ignores the Obama Deep State plants and grows a pair, perhaps a jury formed from WE THE PEOPLE can decide guilty or not-guilty.

 

VIDEO: Ohr Warned Steele Dossier Lacked Credibility

 

Posted by John Houk

Published on Jan 17, 2019

 

Below The Gateway Pundit fills in details.

 

JRH 1/17/19

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HUGE: Top DOJ Officials Were WARNED ‘Biased’ Dossier Was Connected to Hillary – Corrupt DOJ Officials Then Went to Work For Mueller

 

By Cristina Laila

January 16, 2019

The Gateway Pundit

 

Bruce Ohr

 

According to a new report out by award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon, former top DOJ official, Bruce Ohr warned FBI and DOJ officials that Steele’s dossier was connected to Hillary Clinton and cautioned them it may be biased — weeks BEFORE they obtained a FISA warrant on Carter Page.

 

Twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr briefed FBI and DOJ officials in July and August of 2016 and cautioned them about Steele’s connection to Hillary’s camp and warned them about political bias.

 

Two of the top DOJ officials, Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad then migrated to Mueller’s team to hunt down President Trump!

 

This crucial information provided to the FBI by Bruce Ohr was omitted weeks later from the FISA warrant application that the FBI submitted to the court to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign through advisor Carter Page.

 

John Solomon of The Hill reported:

 

Ohr’s activities, chronicled in handwritten notes and congressional testimony I gleaned from sources, provide the most damning evidence to date that FBI and DOJ officials may have misled federal judges in October 2016 in their zeal to obtain the warrant targeting Trump adviser Carter Page just weeks before Election Day.

 

They also contradict a key argument that House Democrats have made in their formal intelligence conclusions about the Russia case.

 

Since it was disclosed last year that Steele’s dossier formed a central piece of evidence supporting the FISA warrant, Justice and FBI officials have been vague about exactly when they learned that Steele’s work was paid for by the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

 

Last year, the House Intel Committee released a 2-page FISA memo showing the dossier formed an essential part of the initial and three subsequent renewal FISA application against Carter Page.

 

The FBI claimed it was “unaware of any derogatory information” about Christopher Steele, that Steele was “never advised … as to the motivation behind the research” but that the FBI “speculates” that those who hired Steele were “likely looking for information to discredit” Trump’s campaign.

 

Bruce Ohr’s testimony to congressional investigators last summer revealed FBI and DOJ officials had no reason to speculate. Ohr told investigators that he explicitly warned the FBI officials that Christopher Steele was biased against Donald Trump and was working on a project connected to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

 

John Solomon continues:

 

“I certainly told the FBI that Fusion GPS was working with, doing opposition research on Donald Trump,” Ohr told congressional investigators, adding that he warned the FBI that Steele expressed bias during their conversations.

 

“I provided information to the FBI when I thought Christopher Steele was, as I said, desperate that Trump not be elected,” he added. “So, yes, of course I provided that to the FBI.”

 

When pressed why he would offer that information to the FBI, Ohr answered: “In case there might be any kind of bias or anything like that.” He added later, “So when I provided it to the FBI, I tried to be clear that this is source information, I don’t know how reliable it is. You’re going to have to check it out and be aware.”

 

Investigative reporter Sara Carter has the exchange between Trey Gowdy and Bruce Ohr during Ohr’s testimony revealing the names of the top DOJ officials:

 

Under intense questioning from former North Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, Ohr named the officials he informed about his contact with Steele.

 

“I spoke with some people in the Criminal Division, other career officials who dealt with some of these matters,” Ohr told Gowdy.

 

“Yes,” said Ohr. “So, I was about to tell you. One of them was Bruce Swartz, who is the counselor for International Affairs in the Criminal Division; a person who was working with him at the time, working on similar matters in the Criminal Division was Zainab Ahmad; and a third person who was working on some—some of these matters I believe was Andrew Weissmann.”

 

John Solomon points out that Bruce Ohr’s testimony about his contacts with top DOJ officials in the summer of 2016 destroys Adam Schiff’s junk counter-memo where he argued that Bruce Ohr’s contacts with the FBI began “weeks after the election and more than a month after the Court approved the initial FISA application.”

 

The FBI is required to present exculpatory evidence to the FISA court so by omitting this information, it is clear that Obama’s corrupt FBI/DOJ abused the FISA system.

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FISA Warrant to Spy on Trump Illegal

John R. Houk

© January 17, 2019

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Tulsa, OK Media Suckered by Incomplete Data Peddled by ‘New American Economy’ Propagandists


I live in Tulsa. Illegal immigrants have flooded the Public School system, get free lunch and medical. This blog is damn right, that study is bogus!

Frauds, Crooks and Criminals

Ha! What do you know!

I just mentioned the New American Economy shysters (Michael Bloomberg and his globalist gang!) the other day and how they promote the phony-baloney idea that a growing immigrant population brings economic boom times to struggling (are they really struggling?) American cities.

screenshot (18) Does no one in the media ever question these slick propaganda reports?  https://www.cityoftulsa.org/media/6141/newamericaneconomytulsareport11-29-17.pdf

And, along comes this news: Tulsa’s NBC 2 News falls for the supposed “study” that says immigrants add billions annually to the Tulsa economy.

But, oopsy, apparently no one ever asks about what the COSTS are to the local economy.

This study is a joke.

Where are the costs to the local school system, the criminal justice system, the local health system, the welfare costs?

Are the “new Americans” putting pressure on the supply of housing needed for ‘old Americans?’

And, where are the figures for the remittance dollars being…

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Pastor Loses Job After Church Sign Stating ‘Homosexuality Is Still A Sin’ Causes Uproar


Justin Hoke

 

Did You know there are Bible-believing Christians and those calling themselves Christians yet disbelieve the Bible in favor of Secular Humanist Moral Relativity?

 

Justin Hoke discovered this sad state of spiritual reality when the leadership of his Presbyterian congregation fired him as Pastor for putting Church billboard sign up essentially stipulating transgender cosmetic surgery doesn’t change one’s chromosomal makeup, a same-sex lifestyle is still a sin and culture can’t change God’s Word.

 

God have mercy on that Presbyterian congregation and God bless Justin Hoke.

 

JRH 1/16/19

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Pastor Loses Job After Church Sign Stating ‘Homosexuality Is Still A Sin’ Causes Uproar

 

By Frank Camp

January 15, 2019

NWO Report

 

Anti-Gay — Pro-Bible Church Sign

 

Pastor Justin Hoke of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, California, has lost his job following both community and alleged internal backlash over the language used in his most recent church sign.

 

In early January, Hoke designed a sign that read: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still a sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.”

 

According to SFGate, “a couple dozen” community members gathered to protest the sign on January 6. The protest, called the “Shastina Love Rally,” was organized in part by local resident Amelia Mallory.

 

A second protest was held on Sunday. According to the most recent count on the official Facebook invite page, 71 people were “going” to the event, and 182 people were “interested.”

 

In a pinned post on the official Love Rally Facebook page, a message from Mallory reads in part:

 

We are there to support the LGBTQ+ community in a positive way. Debating with any church members isn’t the goal. We are not there for them. Some of us on our side of the street still are also religious. All of us are capable of treating everyone with respect, even if we disagree. Do not engage anyone trying to escalate the situation to violence.

 

On or around January 9, the sign was vandalized:

 

Vandalized Anti-Gay — Pro-Bible Church Sign

I woke this morning to find that our sign had been vandalized. They broke not only the plexiglas and stole some of the Letters, they also busted the power box. I have not seen it up close yet as this picture was sent to me by a member of our congregation. Please pray that God would provide. [Justin Hoke Facebook Page]

 

In an article published just several days ago, Yahoo Lifestyle quoted Pastor Hoke, who said: “We believe that Jesus commands all Christians to let their light shine. We also believe that salvation is only for sinners. Jesus said he came to call sinners, not the righteous. If we give in to cultural demands to stop calling sin ‘sin,’ then we are robbing people of opportunity to hear the truth.”

 

Despite there being no outward sign of fracture within the church, on Saturday evening, Hoke published the following unexpected update on Facebook:

 

Facebook Justin Hoke Screenshot – FIRED to avoid Church split

 

As of today, I am no longer the pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church.

 

After much prayer and counsel, I have decided that it is best to briefly communicate what has taken place.

 

  1. I was informed by our other elder that he felt he could no longer follow my lead as Pastor of TBPC.

 

  1. I was informed that essentially all but one couple in membership would leave the church if I continued as pastor of TBPC.

 

  1. Our other elder and the couple felt that those who left would likely return if I would leave.

 

  1. Our other elder was agreeable to stay and assume the pastoral responsibilities.

 

Therefore it was determined that it would be in the best interest of the local body for us (TBPC and the Hoke family) to part ways.

 

Over one hundred people have commented, a majority of whom are supportive of Hoke:

 

“I am sorry the church doesn’t support your stance. God bless you for being faithful to the Word of God, and not the ungodly secular culture.”

 

“Brother, I am speechless but not surprised. You preach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and that is hard to handle for most. I am praying for you and the family right now. God bless you and keep you.”

 

“We are praying for you brother. You boldly spoke truth. Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

 

The Daily Wire spoke with Pastor Hoke, who walked us through the situation from his perspective.

 

According to Hoke, he was inspired to create the sign after seeing the news story in which a biological male who identifies as female “threw a fit because a clerk had accidentally referred to him with the masculine gender [pronoun].”

 

Hoke said that because “the culture has drawn a line in the sand and dared [Christians] to step over,” he came to the conclusion that the church should accept the challenge — not with hate, but by simply preaching “the gospel.”

 

The pastor also noted that he wasn’t “fired,” but that the church faced a potential fracture in the wake of the fervor surrounding the sign, and that in order to keep the church intact, he felt it was best to vacate his position. Hoke repeatedly stated that he wanted to be circumspect in the way he spoke about the incident because he “loves” the people at Trinity Bible Presbyterian.

 

Regarding the protesters, Hoke said: “I believe they’re sincere — sincerely wrong, but sincere. I believe that it is hypocritical that their position is taught in schools and pushed on children, while our position is asked to be kept within the walls of the church.” He added that he hopes and believes that “within their midst, there are people whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, and that the command for all Christians is to preach to them the gospel faithfully, calling them to repentance and faith, that they might be changed by the Holy Spirit and brought into the family of God.”

 

Hoke concluded our conversation by stating that if he could stand in the pulpit again for just a few minutes, he would continue to preach “the gospel as concisely as [he could].”

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The “Trump Hid His Meetings with Putin” Stories Begin to Unravel


Fake News exposed AGAIN!

 

JRH 1/15/19

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The “Trump Hid His Meetings with Putin” Stories Begin to Unravel

 

By Fred Fleitz

January 15, 2019

Center for Security Policy

Over the weekend the mainstream media launched a new ploy to promote their Trump-Russia collusion narrative with a story that first appeared in the Washington Post titled “Officials in dark on Putin talks.” A similar piece was published in the Wall Street Journal today, “Trump didn’t use notetakers at Putin/ Meeting.” Cable News networks and Democratic congressmen claimed these stories indicated that President Trump held secret discussions with Russian President Putin that were revealed to no one. For example, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) told CNN on Sunday that the U.S. government ‘does not know’ what Trump and Putin discussed.

 

These stories were misleading, if not mostly false. First, they neglected to mention that the President’s decision to restrict access to read-outs of his one-on-one meetings with Putin were due to the extraordinary number of leaks to the press of his phone calls and meetings with foreign officials at the beginning of his presidency.

 

Second, it is untrue that senior officials are unaware of what was discussed in President Trump’s meetings with Putin.

 

Concerning Trump’s first meeting with Putin in 2017, although a notetaker reportedly was not present and Mr. Trump allegedly took possession of his interpreter’s notes, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended this meeting and provided a detailed read-out to senior U.S. officials. It is clear that the unnamed officials cited in the Washington Post piece on the 2017 Trump-Putin meeting were irritated they were not provided with copies of Tillerson’s read-out of the meeting, not that there wasn’t a read-out. It also is ridiculous for the press to assert that President Trump said something nefarious to Putin with Tillerson present.

 

Concerning President Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki last July, I can attest as former National Security Council Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff that senior U.S. officials – including myself – knew everything that was discussed. Again, the real issue here is that some U.S. officials are irritated they were excluded from read-outs of this meeting and voiced their frustrations to the press.

 

The media’s claim that this story amounts to a U.S. president concealing his secret discussions with the Russian president as part of his alleged collusion with Russia is fake news. Senior U.S. officials knew exactly what was discussed in these meetings. This story is really about a successful effort by President Trump to prevent anti-Trump government officials from leaking sensitive national security information to the press.

 

Good job President Trump!

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Fred Fleitz is President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy. He recently served as a Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Chief of Staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton. He previously worked in national security positions for 25 years with CIA, DIA, the Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff. Read his complete bio here. Follow Fleitz on Twitter @fredfleitz.

 

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“What an exemplary organization you are — devoting yourselves to the pursuit of peace and national security.  I can think of no loftier purpose or goal.” — 1995 letter from President Ronald Reagan to the Center for Security Policy

 

The Center has diligently advanced that goal ever since through a combination of: cutting-edge public policy research; the skillful and evolving use of multi-media platforms for outreach to – and impact with – the nation’s leadership and people; and, most uniquely, the creation and direction of coalitions to undertake effective advocacy.

 

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The brazen plot against Trump by the Obama-era FBI and DOJ continues, enabled by a complicit media


Earlier today I cross posted the Geller Report (which was actually a Catherine Herridge/Fox News source) on FBI corruption with a shortened title, “Corrupt FBI leadership debated…” In the course of sharing the FBI corruption post, I came across an awesome Fox News post on the same situation.

 

Fox News Contributors Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova effectively write a scathing pierce which does a much better job in showing the hypocritical/corrupt nature the FBI used to target President Trump with FALSE Russian spy incriminations.

 

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The brazen plot against Trump by the Obama-era FBI and DOJ continues, enabled by a complicit media

 

By Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova

January 14, 2019

Fox News

 

Fox VIDEO link: Rep. Peter King: ‘Absolutely disgraceful’ of FBI to question if Trump’s motivation for firing Comey was tied to Russia.

House Republican sounds off on revelations that senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey. (Youtube Version of Rep. King interview)

A stench has been emanating from the J. Edgar Hoover Building (FBI headquarters) for over two years. It landed Saturday on the front page of the New York Times in an article citing “former law enforcement officials” claiming they had to deal with “explosive implications” that President Donald Trump was “knowingly” or “unwittingly” working for Russia. Thus, the story goes, there was a basis to begin the Russia collusion investigation.

 

In fact, “The Gray Lady” was covering the derrieres of the Obama administration officials involved in the cabal to frame Trump, who now fear an imminent Special Counsel finding that during the 2016 campaign there was no collusion between Trump and the Russians. The article is intended to convey the following message: Even though there was no evidence to support the allegations, those making the decision to investigate Trump did so in good faith.

 

No, they did not. The rotting of the FBI hierarchy began when then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and then-agent Peter Strzok, enabled by former Director James Comey and the Obama-era Justice Department, utilized an “unsubstantiated” dossier created by former British spy, Christopher Steele, and financed by the Clinton campaign, to request a FISA warrant to wiretap Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Yet, the New York Times described the dossier as a “factor fuel[ing]” the “FBI’s concerns.”

 

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We have been involved in the criminal justice process for decades. Never have we seen a law enforcement person concerned about anything unsubstantiated.

 

Another “factor” was that Trump “refused to criticize Russia on the campaign trail.” Really? Where was the FBI or DOJ angst in 2012 when President Barack Obama requested then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tell Vladimir Putin that after the election, he would have “more flexibility” to deal with serious stuff like missile defense?

 

Where was the angst when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted a Russian reset? Was anyone in law enforcement tossing his cookies in 2010 when her spouse, Bill Clinton, took $500,000 from a Russian entity comprised of former Russian intelligence operatives? Or when the Obama administration allowed corrupt Russian-controlled companies to purchase Uranium One, thereby acquiring 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply.

 

Another “factor” was that in July 2016, candidate Trump “called on Russia” “to hack into” Clinton’s emails. No. Trump’s remark, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you will be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” was not a request to hack. Hillary had already used BleachBit to delete the emails so “even God cannot read them” according to former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. Trump was joking to attack his political opponent for destroying evidence or, in legal jargon, obstructing justice.

 

Which raises another New York Times “factor”: that firing Comey in May of 2017 was “obstruction of justice” calling for a criminal investigation in addition to the counterintelligence investigation already in place because of the pretextual factors cited above. Set aside the president’s clear constitutional authority to fire any executive branch person for any reason or for no reason.

 

The fact remains that a person cannot be charged with obstruction of justice if the act at issue cannot obstruct justice, meaning it cannot thwart the investigation. Even if a special counsel had not been (improperly) appointed, the FBI top dog’s departure does not affect in any way the continuing work of the FBI employees below him. Indeed, it has not. Where is the obstruction?

 

Moreover, if firing Comey obstructed justice, why wasn’t Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing, also placed under investigation?

 

The New York Times story was created to obfuscate the real criminal conspiracy: violation of Title 18 of U.S. Code Section 242, which prohibits any person under color of law (i.e. Obama administration personnel) to deprive another of “rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution.” Such legal protection includes being free from a criminal investigation based on false charges.

 

Perhaps the bizarre January 20, 2017 email Susan Rice wrote “to herself” purporting to document a January 5, 2017 meeting with President Obama, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, FBI Director Comey and Vice President Joe Biden, gives a clue as to some of those conspirators. The meeting discussed the Steele dossier and Russian collusion, but curiously Rice stressed that the former president said every aspect should be handled “by the book.” Yet, Strzok had told his FBI colleague and paramour Lisa Page not to worry about Trump being elected because “We’ll stop it.”

 

The brazen plot against President Trump by the Obama-era FBI and DOJ continues, enabled by a complicit media. The odor of corruption has long been noxious. But the Democrats and media hold their collective noses. The criminal clique, via the New York Times, has announced to the world, “Catch me if you can.”

 

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Victoria Toensing is a former chief counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, where among other assignments she created the anti-terrorism section. She is a founding partner of diGenova & Toensing.

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Corrupt FBI leadership debated…


Over the last year most of the Conservative Pundits I read, listen and watch have gone out of their way to proclaim the FBI rank-n-file are upstanding supporters of the Constitution and the Rule of Law. The same Pundits have been highly critical of the appearance of CORRUPTION inherent among the FBI leadership.

 

The more I read about the FBI looking for a President Donald Trump crime based on Dem Party political animosity than any crimes committed, the more I believe the FBI rank-n-file are NOT upstanding Agents. The rank-n-file are appearing remarkably cooperative with the FBI leadership to fabricate evidence to exact a coup against a duly elected President of the United States.

 

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Corrupt FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was commanded by Russians to fire Director James Comey

 

Posted by Pamela Geller 

February 13, 2019

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James Comey

 

These people are nuts. The FBI should be dismantled. Start again. They are an enemy apparatus working against our freedoms and rule of law.

 

REPUBLICAN UNCOVERED SECRET FBI DEBATE OVER TRUMP MOTIVATION FOR COMEY FIRING DURING HOUSE QUESTIONING

 

By Catherine Herridge | Fox News

What does James Comey’s second transcript tell us?

 

A House Republican’s line of questioning uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey, Fox News has learned.

 

Contacted by Fox, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, confirmed his questions to former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker uncovered the claims, some of which were first reported Friday by the New York Times.

 

DEFIANT COMEY LASHES OUT AT HOUSE GOP OVER ‘FRUSTRATING’ HEARING

 

Ratcliffe called the Baker transcript leak “selective,” adding that the full transcript of the Oct. 18 interview, which is undergoing a classification review by the FBI and the Justice Department, reveals “that in May 2017, political bias infected senior FBI leadership, and emotion — not evidence — drove their decision making.”

 

“(I)n May 2017, political bias infected senior FBI leadership, and emotion — not evidence — drove their decision making.”

 

— U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas

 

A separate source said Baker told investigators the internal FBI debate over the president’s decision to fire Comey on May 9, 2017, included personnel who have since left the bureau for cause, retired, or have been demoted.

 

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas

 

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, says his questions uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey.

 

Ratcliffe said he was surprised to read Friday’s New York Times report, which quoted part of his Baker interview, and reported that after the Comey firing “law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior” that they began investigating whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia.

 

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The House Republican would not further describe the contents of the Baker transcript but said it was clear, based on his direct questioning of Baker, that in May 2017 “FBI senior leadership could not accept Comey was fired for cause and the president had the constitutional authority to terminate Comey.”

 

“FBI senior leadership could not accept Comey was fired for cause and the president had the constitutional authority to terminate Comey.”

 

— U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas

 

The Justice Department inspector general concluded in a report last year that Comey was grossly insubordinate in 2016 when he recommended against criminal charges in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, a responsibility that fell to his then-boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

 

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Opening an apparent counterintelligence investigation into the president raises questions about timing and the evidentiary basis. By May 2017, both Comey and FBI lawyer Lisa Page told House investigators last year that by the time the FBI director was fired and special counsel appointed, there was no hard evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

 

“In fact, when I was fired as director, I still didn’t know whether there was anything to it,” Comey said in testimony, according to the transcript.  It is also significant because the investigation had run for 10 months and included a surveillance warrant on a trump campaign aide.

 

Though the Baker interview was conducted behind closed doors, in an unclassified setting, as part of a joint Republican-led House committee investigation into FBI and DOJ actions during the 2016 campaign, multiple congressional sources said it has been with the Justice Department and FBI for review before a public release.

 

Ratcliffe said he was aware of the Baker revelations in October, and House Republicans had been working through proper channels to make the entire transcript public.

 

The FBI and special counsel declined to comment.

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